Friday, February 29, 2008


Yay! A lunchtime wandering the bookstore paid off...found three Torchwood books, with geeky cool spine illustrations:

Mmmm, geeky goodness...

[you like what I did there? torch "wood pulp"? as in paper? as in books? get it? get it??]

i like to think so

Took yet another personality profiling test [this one on Facebook], and here are the results:

You are much more intellectually curious and sensitive to beauty than most. Your beliefs tend to be individualistic and frequently drift towards the unconventional. You enjoy your imagination and the exciting places it takes you!

You are a perfectionist. Everything is planned to the last detail, and consequently you have been very successful. Your pleasures are long-term ones, through seeing your plans come to fruition. You are extremely reliable.

You prefer low-key social occasions, with a few close friends. It`s not that you are afraid of large parties; they`re just not that fun.

You are extremely easy to get along with. You are considerate, friendly, generous and helpful and you consider most other people to be thoroughly decent and trustworthy.

You are generally calm. Although some situations can make you feel emotional, your feelings tend to be warranted.


hop hop hop


watch out for wet frogs

Dave Kellett is teh hawesum. :^)

[did I mention that I've met him? and he did some original art for me? w00t!!]

Thursday, February 28, 2008

the mighty facebook army

Watch in awe as it takes over downtown Palo Alto:

best episode *ever*

Tonight's episode of LOST was awesome. Watched it with some fellow LostSouls, and we were stunned, drained, and exhausted by the ride.


good timing

More Assemblage 23 lyrics...these are very appropriate to my earlier post:

Maps of Reality
(from "Defiance")

I suppose in your mind you believe you were right
That the matter doesn't rest heavy on your shoulders
But be careful of the ones you wish to indict
Blame is merely in the eye of the beholder

Perhaps the time is right to look yourself in the eye
Take inventory of the world you see around you
Look at the allegations you were quick to deny
And ask yourself if they could possibly be true

Distorted maps of reality
Are tearing us apart
Fan the flames of fallacy
And watch the truth depart
Belief is what you make of it
A creation of your own
If the outcome is unfit
Let your conscience take the blow

It's everybody else's fault besides your own
But perhaps the finger's pointing in the wrong direction
Consider that the root of all that you bemoan
Is pictured in the visage of your own reflection

I don't expect your view to change, my God, why should it?
You have yourself convinced that you can do no wrong
There's not a chance at all that you will ever admit
The cause of this is you and has been all along


Distorted lines become an arc become a circle
The words entwined until the very meaning is gone
The truth is something for which you can find no purpose
It's just a starting point to drape more lies upon

I wish you luck, I really do, because you'll need it
You can't avoid reality for too long
And everything collapses into waves of regret
When you finally understand that it was you who was wrong


eating the dogfood

Created my first Facebook group today: FB Lost Souls, for Facebook LOST watchers.


Wednesday, February 27, 2008

eww and rude, all in one

Walked over to get some water this morning at work, and saw a co-worker digging in one of the cereal dispensers *with his hands* to pick out the dried strawberries. When he saw me coming, he picked up a spoon, but he still kept picking out the berries.

First off: eww. Dude, don't go sticking your hands into communal food dispensers. Secondly, rude! Even if you use a spoon, it's really rude to pick out the "good stuff" from food put out for the entire company.


it's up to us

I keep hearing people say "everything happens for a reason", and it bothers me. I understand the comfort that can come out of feeling that the universe isn't a random place, but the cold, hard fact is that it's up to us. It's up to us to find meaning out of circumstances, to pull lessons from the world that is happening around us. We shouldn't be passive observers, assuming that there is a grand scheme in place and that eventually the underlying plot will be revealed...we should be stretching our minds, our hearts, ourselves to define a purpose and a meaning and a reason to keep going.

The trouble with this more active way of thinking is that it forces you to take responsibility and culpability for where you are right now. Yes, things happen that are outside our control...but the key is how we respond to those things. We can be the victim, the martyr, the one that feels that they never get a fair shake...and many people are. It's easier. More miserable, perhaps, but definitely easier to sit back and assume that there is nothing you can do. The people I admire most, the ones I am closest to, are the ones that seem to have taken control of their lives, defied their past and made their present more their own. And I try to emulate them...they are good examples to surround myself with.

There is a time for wallowing, no denying that. You have to feel the emotions, experience them, work through them. Then comes the next step: do you lie down, say there's nothing you can do, and just stay there, or do you shake yourself, stand up, and take control of your own life?

It's up to you.

Monday, February 25, 2008

holy crap

Watching 'Casanova' on PBS again, and just realized that David Tennant [the new Doctor] plays young Casanova. I'd seen Casanova a while back, before getting hooked on the new Doctor it's a weird <snap> of sudden recognition to realize it is him.


shaking my head

The document in front of me is stamped "ORIGINAL COPY".

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

that's our stacey...

Telling MyFriendJen about a guy I met recently: "He's pretty cool...we traded Monty Python quotes, talked network storage, traded favorite LOLcat sayings, talked World of Warcraft and youtube, just generally hung out. And Jen...he's in *tech support*."

She cracks up. "Oh my god, say "tech support" the way some women would say "He's a *doctor*!""

<guilty as charged>

Friday, February 22, 2008


I love the imagery and flow of these lines from "Document" by Assemblage 23:

A flicker
Transitory state
An echo of an instance
That burns away

A moment
A shard of time
A solitary thread
That threatens to unwind

georgia o'keeffe would be proud

[and apparently it comes naturally...]

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

a fine day indeed

Wore one of my "I <heart> nerds" shirts today...a while later, I noticed that a couple of co-workers had changed their Facebook status to "<their_name> is a nerd." Heh...

Later, had to run some errands in Mountain View at lunch, so stopped in at Lee's Comics to pick up a couple graphic novels I've been meaning to get ["Spiderman: The Other - Evolve or Die" by J. Michael Straczynski and Marvel's "The Eternals" by Neil Gaiman, if you were curious]. Let me tell you...if you are a geek groupie, then "I <3 Nerds" is the perfect shirt to wear to a comic book store. <big smile>

[Speaking of nerding out: heading to WonderCon this weekend. w00t!!]

Monday, February 18, 2008

stacey was here

This is a document
To prove that I was here
This is a document
To prove I was at all
And when my voice ceases to be
Will the echo still ring loudly?
And when there's nothing left of me
Will my memory still go on?

from "Document" by Assemblage 23
[thank you, Tom]

lucky girl

That chain of circumstance won't happen again for a while...good for you for following through.

silly girl... should have kissed him.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

ask and ye shall receive

Had a very good time last night with a couple of awesome code monkeys. Happy... :^)

well, I was right

It was a very good time.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

rockstar possibilities

Heading out in a bit for a bday gathering for mi mejor amigo...has the potential to turn into a "party like a rockstar" evening, given the crowd that's involved. Got my long hair flowing, kicking the sheer black top, long jeans, and high heels, and have some caffeine coursing through my bloodstream...lock and load, baby.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Tuesday, February 12, 2008


There's some light at the end of the tunnel...and it's not causing as much pain as it might have earlier. Off to medicate and lie down with an ice pack, and beat this frakker into submission.


still fighting the migraine...longest one i've had. ow. but can't lose another day of work to it, so trying to get up and get moving. of course, today is the 10a to 3p meeting to go over the fixed assets portion of the huge oracle project, which is why i can't miss the day...but also why i know i'm going to be frickin' miserable all day.

isn't being an adult fun, boys and girls?

Monday, February 11, 2008


quarterly migraine "vegas" migraine, sparklies in front of eyes obscuring 1/3 to 1/2 of my field of vision, then pain. not much can help it, just need to lie down, lie still, and ride it out. this one is a bit worse than the last...just the laptop screen at its dimmest is too bright, and there is some shakiness and nausea this time. off to lie down...

Sunday, February 10, 2008

i want one

A classic from JoCo, with awesome video by spiffworld:

Geeks, nerds, and dorks...where stacey's heart is.

Friday, February 08, 2008

danger, will robinson

I was introduced to two new drinks tonight:

* SoCo and Lime

* A Chocolate Cake

Oh dear gods, they are dangerous.

Update: A Chocolate Cake shooter is half lemon vodka, half Frangelico [hazelnut liqueur], served in a glass with a sugared rim, with a lemon wedge. Take a bite of the lemon, hold it in your mouth, lick the sugar, drink the shot...and you end up with a yummy facsimile of a bite of frosted chocolate cake.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

one way to describe me

"anglo-celto-canucko-aussi-kiwi-phile" [amongst others]

[shout out to katie and her lovely rugby boys]

hilarious spam subject

Just got this delivered into my spam folder:

Subject: This is your thingy...this is your thingy on meds. Any questions?

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

hopeful news

The furnace folks seem to know what is wrong, and think a simple part replacement will help...they are coming back tomorrow. Really hoping that is the answer...


Well, it warmed up a little bit in my living room:

There was frost on the inside wall of my shower this morning, even with the space heater running all night [the shower has two sides along the outside walls of my place...frickin' brrr].

The heating folks are supposed to come this's hoping it's an easy fix, and I have heat by the time I make it home.

Monday, February 04, 2008

i hope, i hope, i hope, i hope

Got hold of my landlord...turns out she gets spotty reception on her mobile and hadn't gotten my messages [ironically, I used her mobile because last year when the furnace died, I called her home number and she was she told me to use her mobile]. But I digress...

She's calling the HVAC folks now. Crossing my fingers...

math geek

Today is 2/4/8. Cool.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

boo / boo

Boo: still no heat

Boo: no word from landlord yet


Friday, February 01, 2008

boo / yay

Boo: woke up to a cold house...the furnace isn't working again

Yay: maybe it will be "not working" when my landlord comes to investigate, so she will see the troubles this furnace has been giving me

I've got a 50/50 chance, it seems...