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Subscribe to this feed. I look at it as the antithesis of Postsecret. Instead of people's true, inner secrets, it's a well of people's superficial, affectatious bullshit. I love it!
Dear Bones,
So, yeah, you completely underutilized Mayim the other night. But, tonight, you hit it out of the park! Perfection. Bold risk having a scene that required acting chops on DB's and ED's parts, but they nailed it.

Picking one with Bones

Oh for the love of Jenna Von Oy!

How far the lame teen star of yesteryear has fallen. Mayim Bialik guest starring on a crime procedural, and she wasn't even the killer? Playing the homely-looking best friend of a beauty and marriage obsessed C You Next Tuesday, and she didn't even get to be the killer?!? Her part was that of a glorified extra! You see her for 2 minutes, and she has 2 lines!!!

The only thing to say is . . .



My A+ Story

Okay, many have seen my facebook blurb that briefly summarizes Tuesday's drama. Here is the elaboration, to help me remember the lessons I should learn from this "adventure".

Planned on taking my A+ exams, both of them, the Wednesday after spring break. When I scheduled, it gave me time to leisurely review the material, since I wasn't terribly worried about failing.

I spent the last half of spring break sick with a head cold, so I decided that I would call Tuesday morning to reschedule my exams, since I was told that I could reschedule as long as I gave more than 24 hours' notice and Tuesday was the first day I was going to be leaving the house, and my cell barely works at home.

I drove to Battle Creek Tuesday morning for school, and before I went into the building for class, I called to reschedule, and I was told that my tests couldn't be rescheduled, AS THEY WERE TODAY. They gave me the number for Prometric customer service, where I got to talk to the poorest excuse for a customer service rep EVER. He made Sprint's customer service look good! I was refused a chance to reschedule, but was told I could place an appeal with the possibility of a refund. Yeah, like Prometric has ever refunded a dime. So, I felt my options were to throw away $300 (appeal process), or possibly throw away $300 (attempt tests).

I make a mad dash home to study for two hours, since home is the same direction as Grand Rapids, where I have to go to take my tests. I have a severe panic moment, when my review reminds me of all the minutiae that makes up a significant portion of the test (The number of pins on an IDE cable can kiss my ass, is all I'm sayin'). I again consider the appeals process, but since I would have to leave the house to file the appeal anyway (no internet), going down with a fight still seems the best option.

Long story short (TOO LATE), I went, I tested, I conquered, and by conquered mean I passed the first test by the skin of my teeth, but passed the second test with a comfortable margin. I'm very comfortable with the testing center now, and am ready to return in a few weeks to take the first half of my CCNA.

Lessons Learned
1. Even if you see someone glance at a calendar when you request an appointment on a specific day of the week, CHECK TO MAKE SURE THEY GOT IT RIGHT!
2. Sometimes a head cold, no matter how bad the sinus pressure, is a gift from the universe, trying to save you $300
3. This crappy cell service at home sucks. Consider getting a landline, since you live in the taint of the asscrack of nowhere.

A comment on Lost

I'm caught up, I'm absolutely loving it, but I have one thing to say (and it isn't "you better work") . . .

Even dead, that bitch is still whining about Carl.

Writer's Block: Gamer's Choice

What is your favorite old-school video game?

Is Crystalis old enough to count? I still love that game.

If that isn't old school enough, I still have a thing for Ms. PacMan, the only pac game I ever loved.

the frakkin end (spoiler free)

Planned quite a lengthy post about this. Now that I'm at a computer, I'm all eh about it.

Watched the BSG finale last night. I can't say I'm disappointed in it, but it just wasn't as good as I wanted it to be. Reminds me of the season 2 finale of Dexter; when the season was absolute perfection, there isn't much left to do in a finale but wrap up some loose ends.

I've never felt so respected as a fan than I did watching this last season. They answered my questions openly, quickly, and without all the hullaballo that Lost manages to throw in when they finally decide we've earned the answer to a mystery. NOTE: I have not watched any of Lost this season, and I loved loved loved last season. I'm still working through residual resentment from seasons 2 and 3. I know, get over it.


Writer's Block: Taking It Personally

Have you ever taken a personality test like the Myers-Briggs or Enneagram? If so, did you agree with the results? And what was your type?

I've taken the MBTI several times, in different formats. While I have varied at different times in my life, I pretty solidly test as an ENFP. As I age, my E score has become less extreme. The only area that I still score almost completely on is the N. I really really like to know foundations and supporting material. There are no trees for me without knowing about the forest.

suited up

Turns out the suits were on sale buy one get one free, so I have a charcoal and an olive-brown pinstripe.

Good thing for my tax return, 'cause I dropped a grand suiting up.

Now on to the registration/application tonight!!!
I'm buying my first suit tomorrow. Yeah, I know it's pathetic that I'm 31 and have never bought a suit. I've put it off for years, hoping that I'd wake up thin one day and would actually look forward to clothes shopping. Hopefully, it won't be too hellish. I'm thinking a charcoal pin stripe, classic, elegant. Can I wear a brown belt and shoes with a charcoal suit?

According to an email this morning, today is the fourteenth anniversary of Paul Monette's death. I have changed so much in 14 years, much of it due to Paul Monette's writing. Thank you, Paul, for your beauty and your anger. The userpic is my Monette, named for you.