Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Song categories, lovestruck and swoonsome songs.

I categorise my songs according to moods. "Sappy as shite", "So angsty I wanna punch someone", "I'm rocking this out" and "Lovestruck as a teenager". I'm back to my "Lovestruck as a teenager" list now.



Despite sharing similar categorizing criteria like Jason Mulgrew, I'm not him and since my iPod was effin' stolen by a bastard whom I wish has rotten man-bits by now, I haven't been able to identify my songs because I'm back to my Shufflie. I can't do the Six Songs bit here because I don't know the names of the songs I listen to.

Bah humbug.

Melee - Built To Last



It was used for an advertisement here and I have always loved the introduction to the advertisement. Assuming that it was a tv jingle, I didn't look it up on the internet until it was played on iTunes.

-- Psychedelic.

This song is in their album released back in 2007 on their Devils and Angels album. Why are they not big on the music scene? [Too generic like so many other bands?] Then again my music choices are shaped by how I feel at a particular stage in my life so I don't think my opinion should be even considered as an authority of sales in the music industry. Imagine my choices when I hit menopause. =/


Take That - Rule The World



It's "More Than Words" all over again. Swoooooooon.


Wow. They are probably going straight to my Greatest Swoonsome Hits of All Time compilation.


Links:
Childhood Fantasy 1 - http://symin.blogspot.com/2004/12/childhood-fantasy-1.html
Video clip to More Than Words - http://symin.blogspot.com/2007/12/itunes-radio-more-than-words-and-big.html
Jason Mulgrew - www.jasonmulgrew.com


Thursday, January 24, 2008

Smurfette, plastic surgery and tacky cartoons.

The biggest bombshell of the day: I didn't know that Smurfette was created from clay by Gargamel!



And Smurfette is no angel.

"She seduces, she uses trickery rather than force to get results. She is incapable of telling a joke without blowing the punch line. She is a blabbermouth but only makes superficial comments. She is constantly creating enormous problems for the Smurfs but always manages to blame it on someone else."


Dude, isn't that Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct? Or basically every Hollywood It Girl? For more proof, please read this.




Smurfette isn't the walking blue blonde bombshell she is today if not for the extensive "upgrades" she got from Papa Smurf.

Was Papa Smurf not just the leader of the Smurfs, but also a renowned and respected plastic surgeon in his community?


So the solution to be popular and accepted is to become beautiful. If no amount of cosmetics can hide or enhance god given features, one can always turn to surgical help. This is still a cartoon meant for children, right?

-- Beauty rules.


Apparently not.



Mmmmm I reckon from all the burnt Smurfs, war and terrorism cripples the Smurf community with fear too. Just like our real world. Nothing like watching your favourite cartoon character blown to smithereens drives how "real" terrorism home.


Why can't cartoons go back to the way they were? I just want prancing ponies and rainbows and servant girls becoming princesses. I was a young child, gawking at Carebears on the telly and probably doing the Carebear shine thingy with all my teddies in a circle.



Give me back my innocence!


Links:
Smurfette and Paris Hilton are long lost twins - http://www.saynotocrack.com/index.php/2007/01/14/paris-hilton-and-smurfette-long-lost-twins/

Smurf pictures from bluebuddies.com


Monday, January 21, 2008

Server died.

Server crashed. It didn't even cry out for help. No warning messages. It just gave up and died.

Fantastic way to start the week. Awesome days ahead my friends.

Update 24 Jan 2008:
Who knew corporate firewall could bring an application down, which in turn brought another service down because the application (being down) didn't respond?

And guess who didn't get a lunch break?

Monday, January 14, 2008

New favourite word, and how internet traffic monitoring at work affects my blogging frequency.

Remember my friend who got into FUBAR serious financial deep shit trouble? The one of Jerry Springer proportion?

[FUBAR has to be one of the most useful words to describe work! I have forgotten all about it until Stephen Colbert used it on his first show after the writer's strike.

-- Pig with wings? Niiiiiice.


I miss Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert.


You have no idea how bland life was without them on air.]

Before I digress further, the police said they will put all evidence/statement on record, but there will not be a case against him. It is a "dispute between 2 parties".

Well well well. That's not UNEXPECTED. She sounded dejected when she informed me, probably because she hoped there would be a case and the banks would get off her back. I guess she called out of courtesy because I was the one who drove her there and got her legal counsel. I think she knows I'm mad.

I guess she has to get part time job soon because I don't know who can fork out that sum of money. Good luck and soldier on.

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I know I have disappeared. I mean, no post for almost 3 weeks? That's just not me, unless
  1. it's exam season (which in my case is no longer possible since I'm out of school and I'm not taking any professional qualification at the minute) or

  2. I'm down with a rare form of horrible eye disease that interferes with any hand/eye movement. The kind that feels like a red hot poker has pierced through my eye every time my hands move to my will.

God I hope this disease doesn't exist. It would suck if you have a terrible itch and you have to scratch the living daylights out of it.

Well the thing is, I do most of my writing at my workplace. I am at my creative best during working hours and I write everything before I get off from work. I just go home, add some relevant but funny as hell pictures before I post it.

But the scariest and also the most annoying thing was that I couldn't tunnel my way out of the office network. Remember, I work in a government office. Internet traffic is monitored for both security and productivity reasons. I don't think www.blogger.com and www.perezhilton.com are on the approved list of websites.

[Schadenfreude perhaps, but reading about Britney Spears going all bonkers while downing copious amounts of Starbucks perks me up. Caffeine has nothing on me. Gimme the walking woman of a freak show and I'll stay awake. Anything for her, man.]


Anyhoo, I couldn't tunnel back and my friend couldn't as well. [Geek update: We access the same server.] Our worst theory? The company has found out about our tunneling thing and has blocked the f*cking IP to rat us out. [Apparently it's against office and security policy to remote login or tunnel to anything.]

So I laid low, surfing approved websites like Google or Wikipedia (doing work research?)or something. My messenger was accessed via proxy but even then, I was nervous. God I don't want to have that "Let's discuss your work performance and explain how www.perezhilton.com improves your work" with my manager.

Now that the tunneling problem is almost over (it's a server problem), I am almost back in business! Will write more once the tunneling thing is solved for good. =)

J has been here since 31 Dec 2007 and we're happy to spend time with each other. Even if we're discussing which supermarket is better for lemon shopping.

How has 2008 been treating you so far?


Links:
Perez Hilton www.perezhilton.com
Schadenfreude - meaning.
FUBAR - meaning.


Thursday, January 10, 2008

Soulie's wedding date and seating plan.

Yup another friend, my dear Soulie has set the date. 20-something Dec 2008.

Good for you! Dude, I don't want to keep bringing this up but I want to sit somewhere near you guys. The wedding party.

Not at the back of the restaurant/church where it's near the loo/kitchen where waft of funky smell assault my senses continually while I look on at you lovely couple exchange vows and getting all misty-eyed. I want to get misty eyes from the beautiful wedding, not fumes from god knows what. Capiche?

We are dear friends and I am so happy for you Soulie and The Wife!

p.s. Do you have a dress code? Because I may need to plan my shopping around that.

p.p.s I wrote this on 5 Jan but it's already 10 Jan. Fuck, I procrastinate too much.


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