Radiogurl a la Carte

Wednesday, Jun. 09, 2004

Interesting quiz... I am sure it's based solely on the letters in your name, hence any name beginning with an L would probably get a comparable result:

Quiz Me
LeiLani was
a Sweet Damsel In Distress
in a past life.

Discover your past lives @ Quiz Me

Okay so I was wrong. Because when I put my own name in again I got a different response, albeit close. Interestingly enough, when I used my professional name or my middle name, they came back as, respectively, a rocket scientist and a quiet scientist. Just thought you'd like to know. Oh, and putting in Dangerspouse's real first name brought back that he was an unstable jester in a past life. I resent that - I have been using a jester as a personal sig and nickname for years! He can't have it!

Yes, I'm in a demented frame of mind. Stayed home sick, and overall feeling better than I did yesterday. Sort of. But had to lie down for a short nap and still running a fever. I always hate running fevers because it messes so badly with my brain functions. I don't trust myself to write anything that requires accuracy because I can pretty much guarantee that it will be WRONG.

Didn't take any meds yet, just been sitting under a vaporizer. I really don't like the stuff the flu meds do to me. I'm a real lightweight when it comes to anything - alcohol, any kind of prescription or OTC drugs, anything. While most of them don't make me ill, it takes very little to make me loopy as heck and sliding-off-my-chair drowsy. All that clean living for the first forty years has either its price, or its reward, depending on your point of view.

So I've been slurping soup and sipping hot tea all day, while being inundated with countless herbal remedies I really can't afford, even if I were safe behind the wheel to go get them.

Ah well, I'll survive.

I'm more worried about Friend from Quebec, who's doing less well on a whole different level. Hopefully he's going to be okay. If he reads this, I'm sending you a big hug, sweetie. You deserve it. I just wish I could give it to you in person.

I spent part of today trying to get caught up on my javascript studies, and the last tutorial isn't working. Not sure if it's because there's an error, or because the book is old enough to be outdated. I pasted the coding into my web editor because it color-codes the symbols and such, normally making it easier to identify when something doesn't line up right - but if there's an error, I can't find it. I closed every bracket, matched every quotation mark, etc. And while it was a looong string of code, it was also a lot of repetition, not much variance in what I wrote. A misspell or typo should stand out pretty clearly in that format.

You think your language teacher was tough on spelling? Try writing thirty or forty pages of code, where a single keystroke can prevent your page from loading. Or change colors so you can't read something crucial. Or stop a form from working, etc., etc.

Then again, refer back to the paragraph about the lack of brain function in conjunction with a fever. In other words, I pretty much don't trust my perceptions right now.

I'm working on this on my own, which is good and bad. By doing the work entirely on my own time, there are no issues of having to meet a deadline and no semester finals. But there's also no teacher to consult when something doesn't work. If anyone out there knows where to find a free online javascript verifier, kindly let me know. So far I've drawn a blank.

I think my mind has reached the end of its semi-coherent capabilities right now and I'm developing another sore throat and earache, so going to call it enough for the moment and start working my way through Wench77's Environmental Footprint Survey.

Took another quiz - yeah, you can tell I'm home and feeling crappy if I'm taking quizzes related to love relationships:

The Window Shopper
Random Gentle Love Dreamer (RGLDf)

Loving, hopeful, open. Likely to carry on an romance from afar. You are The Window Shopper.

You take love as opportunities come, which can lead to a high-anxiety, but high-flying romantic life. You're a genuinely sweet person, not saccharine at all, so it's likely that the relationships you have had and will have will be happy ones. You've had a fair amount of love experience for your age, and there'll be much more to come.

Your exact opposite:
The Stiletto

Deliberate Brutal Sex Master
Part of why we know this is that, of all female types, you are the most prone to sudden, ferocious crushes. Your results indicate that you're especially capable of obsessing over a guy you just met. Obviously, passion like this makes for an intense existence. It can also make for soul-destroying letdowns.

Your ideal match is someone who'll love you back with equal fire, and someone you've grown to love slowly. A self-involved or pessimistic man is especially bad. Though you're drawn to them, avoid artists at all costs.

BEWARE: The Hornivore

CONSIDER: The Gentleman, The Loverboy

Humph. What do they know? I avoid relationships in general.

Before - After

In the grander scheme of things, no soul can truly be replaced. Each one of us has a place in the universal tapestry. We each contribute our own color and texture. When one thread is snipped too soon, it distorts all the threads around it. Other lives can unravel and tear. If the wrong thread is ripped away, the whole fabric of life becomes dangerously fragile.
- LeiLani, aka Radiogurl aka Bright Opal (1957 - )