sabine: (Muppet pillows)
Dear Jen,
Here is your horoscope
for Wednesday, August 24:

Ignoring emotions, trying to get rid of them or turning them into something else might work in the short term, but you need a better strategy for the long run. Explore all of your options.
sabine: (Coffee)
Scorpio
It's time to inquire within when it comes to unresolved questions you may have rather than looking for answers from others. Your unique views and highly attuned instincts have all the solutions that you need if only you're able to hear them. Learn to get quiet and listen to your inner voice.

Your fortune for today...
Just slack off today.

They are ill discoverers who think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.
- Francis Bacon

I knew it!

Oct. 26th, 2004 09:53 am
sabine: (sure)
Courtesy of excite.com

My Daily Fortune
Your fortune for today...
You ARE right most of the time.
sabine: (silmaril coffee)
Your fortune for today...
You're smarter than you think.

Scorpio
Sometimes you get to choose what happens. Sometimes the world does as it pleases, and you're left to cope with the results. The stars stir up your emotions for reasons unclear to you. There's no reason to worry if you're among friends. Someone new might turn out to be a wild card. If your schedule allows it, take some time to relax in your favorite way -- buy a new book, or rent a handful of movies and hibernate.
sabine: (coffee)
Scorpio
You ask the same questions over and over. And as long as the answers differ slightly each time, you'll keep asking. This method might not make you any friends. Others will accuse you of excessive hairsplitting. You're sorry to hear them complain, but it's better to be safe than sorry in the realm of critical details. If you're deeply into research, you develop advanced systems of filing and record keeping as you go. You want to make the best use of what you learn.
sabine: (cute)
Scorpio
You may not think you're putting out that powerful come-hither vibe, but someone will swear that you've issued them a personal invitation. The game gets interesting when you decide to play along. Fun and creativity paint bright streaks across your day. The world is your canvas, so go ahead and paint your personal masterpiece. Tonight, act on your own behalf so you won't have to look askance at the choices someone wants to make for you.
sabine: (sure)
Go see Hero! It's an absolutely gorgeous film. I'm not entirely sure what it was about, but it was a pleasure to watch. Yes, it's over the top, but it's well worth seeing.

If you get a chance, watch Firefly. Why I didn't watch it when it was on TV, I'll never know. It's a hell of a show. [livejournal.com profile] jrug has been nice enough to lend me the discs as he gets done with them. He's also my hook-up for info on the movie that's in production. I know not the details. Go bother him.

Last night at Walmart, I really wanted to make my displeasure with my cashier known. However, in order to not be a sucky customer, I kept my smile fixed on my face and acted all understanding and such. In my head (as opposed to out of my head) I was thinking, "I need to get a spork and a holster. After I sharpen the spork, I'll be able to pull it out at moments such as these and *stabstabstabstab* and I'll feel better."


Today's email gave me some rather entertaining advice:
Your fortune for today...
Whoever said life isn't fair was cheating.

Scorpio
Everyone will be in the mood to take care of business now -- everyone but you. You'll want to immerse yourself in sensory pleasures. Fortunately, it won't be too hard for you to persuade someone to become your equally hedonistic companion.

And, when you get to start out a day by pointing and laughing at your coworkers, you know things will probably go well. My Asshat Coworker (AC) and Cool Coworker (CC) have gotten roped into TAing Boss's course. I had the misfortune of being in the same position last year. Last year, the other TA and I rebelled and said that we were too lazy to want to write or grade problem sets, so those got dropped from the syllabus. AC and CC decided that they wanted to do those. They also thing that they'll have plenty of time for their own classes and labwork. *shaking head* Fools. They shall learn the error of their ways.

I'm gonna go throw some more. Mmm...clay addiction being slowly satisfied... I've only got two more commission pieces on my list. Anyone have requests? *grin*
sabine: (Default)
Scorpio
Visions turn into actions right now, and you are in prime position to see the divine merging with the practical. You seem to be at the center of it all, so be prepared for your moves to be under scrutiny. The good part of this particular deal, however, is that you are radiating strength and charisma, and people are turning to you for good reason. You can get the job done, but you need to develop a plan that is yours and no one else's.

Your fortune for today...
Your charms have not gone unnoticed by all the angels.
sabine: (Dead Like Me)
To depart from the aura of seriousness that my earlier post awakened in my journal, I've gathered three observations. One is a bit disturbing, one is interesting, and one is amusing. I leave it to you to decide which is which. Yay for Tuesdays!

There's a mysterious white powder all over the women's bathroom near my lab. This is distressing in a building devoted to biology research.

Quote of the Moment
One always dies too soon - or too late. And yet one's whole life is complete at that moment, with a line drawn neatly under it, ready for the summing up. You are - your life, and nothing else.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Scorpio
Who says you have to play by anyone else's rules but your own? Today might feel long, but you are totally at home with the element of risk. Nothing is out of the range of possibilities today. You jump at every opportunity that has even a hint of excitement. Games played at this time may be indistinguishable from reality, but that doesn't stop you from being a fierce competitor. Right now, you certainly know how to have fun.
sabine: (Sinfest)
bwahahahahahaha!!! This is fantastic. I was giggling through the whole thing. Is very worth reading. Go USA.

I think I like my daily fortune and horoscope today. I'm amused, at any rate. And that's really what the universe is here for, right? *smartass grin*

Your fortune for today...
You find beauty in ordinary things, do not lose this ability

Scorpio
Happiness goes straight to your head. You could pleasantly surprise yourself with words from the heart that bypassed your brain on the way out. Sometimes this shortcut is the best way to go -- it definitely will get you to where you really want to be a whole lot faster. Enjoy the wandering ways of your thoughts and actions. Nobody minds -- and some people love it. You may actually encourage others to let their dreams take flight.


And, as the subject line promises, here are the quotes that impressed me today. They seem to fall into a couple of categories, but they're in no real order here. Patterns like this amuse me. Ok, I'm shutting up now.

  • When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
    -- Anatole France
  • I shall never be ashamed of citing a bad author if the line is good.
    -- Seneca
  • He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
    -- Sir Winston Churchill

  • We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
    -- Arthur Schopenhauer
  • The only way to get rid of a temptation is to yield to it.
    -- Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891
  • The good should be grateful to the bad...for providing the world with a basis for comparision.
    -- Sven Halla
  • We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars.
    -- Oscar Wilde
sabine: (Gaiman - cool but weird)
I think that if I need to go outside again tonight, I should look for a scuba tank to take with me. It's so humid out there that it feels like trying to breathe water. Ick. After I worked out, I just stood in the shower with the knob all the way over to cold. I leaned my face into the water and could feel my back heating up from the ambient air temperature. Ick. So I fled my tropical apartment for the air-conditioned Shangri-La of Boy's home. Here's hoping that the weather changes soon. This is the Midwest, after all, it ought to be switching rather quickly now. *taps foot impatiently* I'm waiting...

slightly rambling story and PG-13 language )
Quite possibly the best P/S contest Fark's had in a while. It made me laugh lots in lab yesterday.
~~~~~
Quotes of the Moment

We come into this world crying while all around us are smiling. May we so live that we go out of this world smiling while everybody around us is weeping.
-- Persian proverb

No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
-- Henry Adams
~~~~~
Scorpio
You might become impish and irrepressible, which means this is a great day
to spend with close friends. They may share secrets with you or ask for your advice, in great need of your mysterious intuition. Listen to the details and most certainly, everyone will end up a little bit wiser. Mischief may seem more charming than ever to you today. Luckily for you, you and your pals are in the mood for some afternoon delight. Remember to thank others for their patience and tolerance.


I like my horoscope for today. I get to indulge my weird and my mischeivous sides. I get to impress my friends with my profound insights. I'm supposed to thank the people around me for putting up with me, but I have to do that on a regular basis anyway... *grin*

I'm gonna go drink some tea and maybe read some Discworld before taking a nap until tomorrow. Catch y'all later!
sabine: (Default)
Walking down the hallway today, I noticed something rather unusual. This is sort of like the time that I was going to fetch something from the cold room and remarked, "there are people in the ceiling," and didn't think it was odd until much later. Last week, the lab down the hall from us got a hole put in the wall. I don't know why, it just appeared one day. It's not a nice and even hole, either. It's all jagged and bits of brick are sticking out every which way. Today I walk down the hall and see that there's a poster covering up most of it. From what I read before my brain shut down in self-defense, it appeared to be instructions (with photographs) detailing how to harvest semen from a chicken and then use it to artificially inseminate another bird.
~~~~~
I get to meet my new therapist this afternoon. Joy.
~~~~~
My daily fortune made me laugh lots. "Your fortune for today...
Money is the root of all evil. And man needs roots."
~~~~~
My horoscope seems to be giving me contradictory advice today, but I'm not really surprised.
Scorpio
The stars aren't helping you be exactly docile, so do your best to develop a low profile despite the tendency to beat your chest and claim that you are king of the jungle. That certain person you've been fantasizing about? The one who's just confident enough to actually keep you interested? The feelings are mutual. Be the first to mention them.
~~~~~
Quote of the Moment
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
-- Robert Frost
~~~~~
This guy will never live this incident down.
~~~~~
I want to be the Queen of Non Sequiturs someday. I have decided that this is my new goal. I think I can achieve this goal and it won't take moving to a martial arts monastery in China for ten years, revenging my family on the Colombian drug lords, or simply dropping out and being random. I don't think that the world title is out of reach. I haven't met anyone with a nuclear umbrella wired into their skull, so I figure I have a shot at this.
~~~~~
Heigh ho, heigh ho, it's back to the salt mines for experiment preparation I go. Yippie skippie.

heh

Jul. 18th, 2004 11:30 am
sabine: (Please)
Scorpio
Set down some rules right now, and don't doubt for one single second that all parties concerned will abide by them happily. Yes, even you.


They don't know me very well, do they?
sabine: (Default)
T-minus 18 minutes to my prelim. Eek! I know I'll pass; I know I'll do fine, I'm just really nervous right now. I can't decide if this is anticipation for something that could be a lot of fun (yay! talking science!) or fear of being thought a fool by my committee (eek!). But, the stars seem to say that I'll be fine.


Scorpio
Make your ideas known and take charge to resolve any indecision the group may be facing. You know how to fix the problem, so now is the time to share your ideas with everyone else. Go for it, full steam ahead. You'll get the best results if you get other people involved, too. Today is a good day to start a new academic course or pursue your philosophies. No idea is too deep for you, and you will be surprised at the practical applications you can come up with.


So, I'm going to be BSing and hand-waving, but they'll believe me. Everything's going to be fine...
sabine: (Trouble)
Extremely Entertaining Link of the Day

Life Lesson of the Day (in conversation with [livejournal.com profile] downwood)
Scorpios operate with the utmost honor and dignity at all time. For instance, they never cheat. They do, however, change the rules without notifying anyone. Scorpios will occasionally play by rules set by others. One must be aware, however, that the Scorpio will play in such a way as to completely circumvent the rules with which they do not agree.

First corrolary: The circumvention of said rules will take a form and shape in such a manner as to make said rules looks as silly, mundane, and utterly pointless as possible. Furthermore, if the writer of said rule can, by way of convience, be made to look stupid or humliated, this will be so done.

Second corrolary: the entertainment derived from the mocking of unacceptable rules is inversely proportional to the amount of effort required to mock them. In cases where circumventing the rules requires much effort, Scorpios will revert to simply rewriting the rules.

gah

Jul. 7th, 2004 12:29 pm
sabine: (Hmmm...)
Why does today feel like a Monday? We're only supposed to have one of these days a week. *sigh* Hm, I bet I can finished editing a document and eat lunch before hopping a bus across campus. Maybe if I go throw for an hour or two, my motivation fairy will reward me with inspiration and drive enough to completely rework my presentation. Yeah, let's go with this plan. Hell, any change in motivation from the current level (apathy) would be a good change.

Scorpio
Revel in your power. Play the game with all your heart. As far as you're concerned, there's no other way to live. (mwahahahaha!!)

Daily Fortune
This weekend will challenge your assumptions. (really? which ones?)

Quote of the Moment
Red meat is NOT bad for you. Now blue-green meat, THAT'S bad for you!
-- Tommy Smothers

braindead

Jul. 6th, 2004 03:14 pm
sabine: (Grad school)
My brains are trying to ooze out my ears. Why? Well, lab meeting went for 2.5 hours today. Normally this would just be annoying; today it was exhausting. I was giving the presentation that my committee will rip to shreds in 10 days. Granted, the comments that I got were constructive and I'll do better in front of my committee for them, but damn does it make for a long morning.

Hm...maybe throwing will bring back the equilibrium I need to keep studying and strategizing later this evening. Or I could make more jewelry tonight. That'd be fun. *sigh* But I'm still at work now. Bah, humbug.

This is truly terrifying. All of the responsibilities granted me as a cleric of the Almighty Darwin command that I do something about the existence of this book. Under normal circumstances, I'm the person most violently opposed to censorship. In this case, I'll make an exception. *sharpens spork*

Scorpio
It's a great day for romance with your heightened sense of imagination and fun. Plan an intimate rendezvous or a quiet candlelit dinner for two. If neither is in the game plan for today, then use your sense of imagination to bring your dreams to life. Reality and fantasy may seem interchangeable today, although reality may be more fun than you could have possibly imagined. So, I'm supposed to somehow romance my imagination - not entirely sure how that works, but okay. I'm supposed to plan something - do I get to participate, too, or just plan? I'm supposed to make my dreams into my reality, but reality may be more fun? But if my dreams are real, and reality is less real, but more fun, but dreams are real and so more fun, and *brain implodes*

Quotes of the Moment
If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
-- Albert Einstein

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.
-- George Bernard Shaw, "Answers to Nine Questions"

I am determined that my children shall be brought up in their father's religion, if they can find out what it is.
-- Charles Lamb

mwahahahaha

Jul. 4th, 2004 10:10 am
sabine: (Trouble)
Scorpio
Yes, you do enjoy depth and intensity, and any encounter that provides it is just fine with you. Well, they're all going to do that for you now. Dress appropriately.


Must...get mind...out of...gutter...

hehehehehehh
sabine: (Crazy)
Links of the Moment
poor kitty...
heheheh
Is it just me, or does this article seem like a dare? Oh, how I wish I was a hacker...

Scorpio
Use your powers wisely, as the stars give you some heavy-duty powers. The power colors you love will work best. Go for the black and red. (if I wear my favorite colors, I get amazing cosmic powers? score!)

Daily Fortune
You are indeed a secret genius! (ha! I knew it!)

Trial of the Moment )

Quotes of the Moment
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it for another.
- Charles Dickens (or Ben Franklin, depending on your source)

I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer to neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
- Mahatma Ghandi

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not the hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity.
- George Bernard Shaw
sabine: (Waffle)
Woo-hoo! The Almighty Darwin has spoken. The cleric of Darwin rejoiced when reading the news on Nature: the gene pool is strengthened by the removal of the stupid. (If you have access to Nature Online, I really recommend reading the whole article. Here's the title and first line, anyway.)

Fertility fears hit Atkins diet
Would-be mothers who follow the Atkins diet may be reducing their chances of having a baby, warn researchers.


So, are my feelings toward the Atkins diet obvious yet? It's seriously one of the stupider fad diets to gain popular acceptance. Yes, you'll lose weight, but at what cost? I personally would rather not dip my kidneys in nail polish remover just so I can lose a couple pounds. Idiots.


Scorpio
Intense desires rule your actions today, and you're bound to make some passionate choices. You'll find that your energy is high, and that you are almost able to cast a spell on those you engage in conversation. (How is this different from normal?)

Daily Fortune
You will be fortunate in the opportunities presented to you.


I finally finished reading Eats, Shoots & Leaves. I laughed a lot. I also learned about some of the punctuation rules that I was never taught - mostly dealing with things like colons, semicolons, and dashes. While not as good of a style manual as The Elements of Style by Strunk and White, it retains enough nerdism to satiate the grammar nazi in me.

Here are a selection of quotes that made me laugh. This is not a complete list, and I recommend this book to anyone who cringes when they see something like, "wat r u up2 asl plz"

god, I'm a nerd )

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