I know! I kinda thought the number would be higher, too....

In news that should surprise few if any of you reading this, I am 20.11834% geek, according to a test I just took online. To prove my 1/5 Geek nature, I offer you this:

i am a geek

Once upon a time I took a brief HTML programming mini-course, and remember just enough of it, I think, to have nudged me over the 20% mark. It's ok; apart from the computer stuff, I suspect the Huz is waaaaay geekier than I am, which explains why we're happy together. The ones to pity are the future progeny, really, for so many reasons. Oh well. Tant pis for them, as the French say. All right, for the sticklers, "Tant pis pour eux" would really be what the French would say, if they used that phrase. They use the "tant pis" part (which, in case you're not getting this, means "tough luck", in a nutshell), but I don't think they extend it. One of my frustrations with my almost-fluency, I have to say, is just that sort of thing: not knowing all the argot or idiomatic expressions.

On that topic, actually, here's something I guess I'm lucky the geek test didn't cover: I often find myself at the library or bookstore just completely paralyzed by the thought of how much there is to know in the world that I will never know. Stuff that I couldn't know if I did nothing but read from now 'til the end of the next 50 years or so. Stuff about which I wouldn't have known much more if I'd started reading at 3 and kept on, doing nothing else whatsoever for this lifetime and 20 more. It just stuns me. Bums me out a little, to tell the truth, which I readily acknowledge is weird. I wonder where the "Are You Weird?" test is, but on the other hand, I suspect that what with the kind of freaks who populate the Interweb, I'm pretty sure I don't want to see anyone's results on that one, not to mention the kinds of questions they'd no doubt pose -- gah!!

So while I really should edit and post about 4 entries from July, I'm going to fold the laundry and pack my bag instead and go to bed in 20 minutes. You heard me. Kiss, kiss, y'all. Have a lovely weekend. Come back and tell me how geeky you are!


Fitty Fitty, Imagine That.

While I admit that I initially visited the site to take the quiz to find out what kind of "soul" I am (big surprise, NOT, "old" was the answer), I found I liked the "What are your politics" quiz better, so here are the results. Not surprising, although I think it would be a better quiz with 5 additional questions to add nuance, but since I'm not a computer programmer, I don't know how exponentially harder tabulation or auto-analysis would be with the addition of five questions and/or additional nuance in the existing answer choices. It's an interesting kind of quiz I'd have enjoyed taking at 19 and 29 to see whether (and how) my opinions and beliefs have changed. I'm pretty sure just from memory that I was once, and for a long time, far more "lefty" than I am now, but things change, things change. I'd like to think it's not that my core values or moral beliefs have changed, but that as I've aged and grown wealthier (relatively speaking), I've become more practical, in a sense, and while I still value the same things, I'm more interested now in who's gonna pay for them, and how they'll work in the real world, rather than just having airy fairy ideals that are completely impracticable.

Anywho, here're the resultados:

Your Political Profile:
Overall: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal
Ethics: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal


Headline of the week

I know it's only Monday, but I suspect there won't be serious competition for this one anytime soon:

Hundreds expected to come to Masturbate-a-thon

Uh.... Shouldn't that be "at"....?
The story is actually about a fundraiser in London, at which, um, well, you raise money with self-induced Os, I gather. Pleasure yourself to raise money for a reproductive health charity. Rules include no touching anyone else and no faking it. OK, I can see policing the former, but the latter? Are they hookin' you up to a polygraph? Are there color commentators doing a play-by-play? "I don't know about you, Bud, but I'm thinking the hippie chick over there is just too tired to go on; there was an artificial quality to that last moan ... seems to me overdone. Let's go to the replay...." "John, you're exactly on the money; I saw the fatigue, as well, and noted movement in the crowd that suggested her boyfriend was ready to go home and take part in the festivities. Spectator interference is one of this competition's biggest challenges, no doubt about it." "Back to you in the studio, Chrissie."

I find I'm mostly amused at the notion of [the notoriously] buttoned-up Brits breaking one off for a good cause, or otherwise. Rule, Beattania.