8973 – Two years that I enjoyed a lot! (at ages 20 and 4, respectively.) Thursday

Trouble with the Tribbles – By Edward Gorey. (scroll down a smidgen, for the comic, but the rest is good too) thanks, jwz!

Been a while since I posted a cannibal link.

A teenager claims to have killed his room-mate then eaten parts of his brain and internal organs.

The 19-year-old, named only as Robert A, has confessed to murdering the 49-year-old man he met in a homeless shelter, it was reported.

Robert crushed his room-mate’s skull with a 9kg iron bar before using a butcher’s knife to remove his intestines. Officers found the body lying in a pool of blood, with body parts spread around the room and half-eaten on a plate in the kitchen.

The murder was discovered yesterday when a cleaner went into the shelter. Robert allegedly told her about the murder and asked her to contact the police, according to The Times.

The man, known as Joseph S, is thought to have been killed about three days ago and his body was found at the ground-floor, two-bedroom flat in Vienna where the two men lived alone.

A police investigator said: “We are supposed to be prepared for situations like this, but this surpasses the limits of imagination.”

Robert was placed at the shelter, which was set up to provide accommodation for mentally ill people living on the street, this month. His room-mate was registered there since June.

survey from Wendy –

1. Where is the last place you held hands?
At home

2. If you were drafted in the war would you survive?
Quite likely.

3. Do you sleep with the TV on?
No tv in the bedroom… I have fallen asleep while watching the tube, though.

4. Have you ever drank milk straight out of the carton?
ever? sure. recently? not in the last 10ish years.

5. Have you ever won a spelling bee?
no. How many people answer yes?

6. What is your longest fight with one of your friends?
I’ve gone through a "no communication phase” with one set of friends for a while.. maybe about 9 years? Fortunately, that phase is over.

7. Are you a fast typer?
not super fast, but I’m not totally pokey – I average about 45 wpm.

8. Are you afraid of the dark?
The dark is not what frightens me

9. Do you like someone right now?
I like most people – I love one person a whole lot.

11. When’s the last time you chose a bath over a shower?
perhaps 2 months ago, when my lower back was bugging me – hot bath helps.

12. Do you knock on wood?
I will touch wood for good luck, or play at rapping my forehead. I don’t believe in it, but it’s a fun mannerism.

13. Are you drinking anything right now?
Diet coke w/splenda

15. Have you ever been in love?
Right now, actually.

16. Do you miss someone right now?
I miss my dad and brother – Father passed away half a lifetime ago, Bro has changed to a new being that I love, but have trouble liking.

17. What do you want for Christmas?
Happiness and health for all.

18. Who are your best friends?
BHK, Danny, and Kev are all wonderful folks… I have quite a few really good friends, too.

19. Do you talk in your sleep?
Yup, fortunately, the cpap keeps it to a minimum

20. Do you remember your 1st crush?
Not sure of which was the first, but my earliest memory was two girls – Diana Larson and Diana Horton, both in my 1st grade class with me. They both liked me, too.

21. Have you ever flown a kite?

22. When was the last time that you went swimming and where?
The pool at in-laws, with Bugah and BHK – I think maybe two months ago

23. Do you consider yourself successful?

Yes, according to This is Success: Ralph Waldo Emerson

To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better; to know even one life has breathed easier because I have lived.

24. How many people are on your contact list of your cell phone?
32 – not counting wacky entries like “lj-phone post” and “send image to flickr”

25. Have you ever asked for a horse?
Um, not to my knowledge. That’s kind of a girl thing, getting a pony, isn’t it?

26. Plans for tomorrow?
Awake, wash, dress, commute, work, commute, come home and start enjoying the long weekend!

27. What did you do this past weekend?
BHK’s birthday fun-stuff!!

28. Miss being at school right now?
Yes and no… I do look forward to getting more degrees into the skill set and knowledge under my skullcap.

29. When’s the last time you told someone you loved them?

30. Do you want to be single?
I am not multiple, but I love being married and being part of a team.

31. How are you feeling today?
Feeling pretty darn good today

32. Who’s your hero?
I like Ray Bradbury, but he’s been pretty crochety in his later years.

33. Have you ever been suspended or expelled from school?
Expelled, no. Suspended? No.

34. What are you looking forward to?
Many things! Relaxing with BHK is at the top of my list coming up.

35. If you could be stranded with one person for 24 hours who would it be?
BHK works for me!

36. Do you bite your nails?

37. Have you ever eaten dog food?
I’ve tried dog biscuits before. Bland.

39. Do you like green eggs and ham?

I do like green eggs and ham
I will eat them in a box and I will eat them with a fox
I will eat them in a house and I will eat them with a mouse
I will eat them here or there
I will eat them ANYWHERE
I DO like green eggs and ham
I DO like them Sam-I-Am!

40. What 3 things do you always bring with you to places?
heh, only 3? I try to keep my wallet, keys and cell phone with me as often as possible.

41. Any cool scars?
an assortment. Some from surgery, some from singing the godzilla theme, some from being burned, cut, torn and pressed.

42. Are you missing in action?
Folks know where to find me!

43. When’s the last time you had sex?
Now, that is a bit personal, don’t you think? Let’s just say that I’m happily married.

44. What’s your deepest secret?
Why would I tell you that? Wouldn’t be a secret then would it? I guess it was worth a try.

45. How often do you talk on the phone?
usually 2-3x a day. Generally it’s quick calls – work is mostly email, and face to face – home it’s more for herding cats.

46. Do you believe in love?
Absolutely. I’ve seen it work, and know that it’s real.

48. Four things about the preferred sex that you first notice?
Eye contact/aversion, blush response, scent, stance.

49. When was the last time you cried?
Maybe a week or two ago.

50. Who did you last hug?

51. Do you get along with your family?
Better than most, I suspect.

52. Where is your phone?
On my belt

53. What was the last thing you ate?
Reese’s mini-cup, Elvis Special with a banana-flavored bottom.

54. Favorite Color?
Burnt Orange, Rust, Forest Green all rate highly with me

55. Last movie you saw?
Mrs. Pollifax: Spy

56. What are you listening to?
A/C fan whirring, Keys clicking, Newt Purring, Blood pumping in my ears.

57. What do you want?
Harmony, Happiness, Ease of Flow

58. Favorite car?
I really like our Element.

59. What T.V. show are you watching?
None at the moment.

60. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?

In lieu of actual content, have another meme thingum –

1. Put numbers in the boxes instead of x’s (example: 1, 2, 3, 4, …)
2. Repost as “I have lived through ____ of these 158 things.”

[1] I have read a lot of books. Yep, I’m a bookworm.
[ ] I have been on some sort of varsity team.
[] I have run more than 2 miles without stopping.
[2] I have been to Canada.

[3] I have been to Europe.
[4] I have watched cartoons for hours.
[5] I have tripped UP the stairs.
[6] I have fallen down an entire flight of stairs.
[7] I have been snowboarding/skiing.

[8] I have played ping pong.
[9] I swam in the ocean.
[ ] I have been on a whale watch.
[10] I have seen fireworks.

[11] I have seen a shooting star.
[12] I have seen a meteor shower.
[ ] I have almost drowned.
[13] I have been so embarrassed I wanted to disappear.

[14] I have listened to one CD over and over and over again.
[15] I have had stitches.
[ ] I have had frostbite.
[] I have licked a frozen pole and got stuck there.
[16 ] I have stayed up til 2 doing homework/projects.
[17] I currently have a job.
[18] I have been ice-skating.
[ ] I have been roller-blading.
[19] I have fallen flat on my face.
[20] I have tripped over my own two feet.
[21] I have been in a fist fight.
[22] I have played videogames for more than 3 hours straight.
[23] I have watched the Power Rangers.

[ ] I attend Church regularly.
[24] I have played truth or dare.
[25] I have already had my 16th birthday.
[26] I have already had my 17th birthday.
[27] I’ve called someone stupid.
[28] I’ve been in a verbal argument.
[29] I’ve cried in school.
[30] I’ve played basketball on a team.
[31] I’ve played baseball on a team.
[32] I’ve played football on a team.
[33] I’ve played soccer on a team.
[] I’ve done cheerleading on a team.
[ ] I’ve played softball on a team.
[ ] I’ve played volleyball on a team.
[] I’ve played tennis on a team.
[ ] I’ve been on a track or cross country team.
[34] I’ve been swimming more than 20 times in my life.
[ ] I’ve bungee jumped.

[] I’ve climbed a rock wall.
[35] I’ve lost more than $20.
[36] I’ve called myself an idiot.
[37] I’ve called someone else an idiot.
[38] I’ve cried myself to sleep.
[39] I’ve had (or have) pets.

[ ] I’ve owned a Spice Girls CD.
[ ] I’ve owned a Britney Spears CD.
[] I’ve owned an N*Sync CD.
[ ] I’ve owned a Backstreet Boys CD.
[ ] I’ve mooned someone.
[40 ] I have sworn at someone of authority before.
[41] I’ve been in the newspaper.
[42] I’ve been on TV.
[] I’ve been to Hawaii.
[43] I’ve eaten sushi.
[44] I’ve been on the other side of a waterfall.
[45] I’ve watched all of the Lord of the Rings movies.
[46] I’ve watched all the Harry Potter movies.
[47] I’ve watched all of the Rocky movies.
[48] I’ve watched the 3 Stooges.
[ ] I’ve watched “Newlyweds” Nick & Jessica.
[49] I’ve watched Looney Tunes.
[] I’ve been stuffed into a locker/I have stuffed others into lockers.

[50] I’ve been called a geek.
[] I’ve studied hard for a test and got a bad grade.
[51] I’ve not studied at all for a test and aced it.
[ ] I’ve hugged my mom within the past 24 hours.
[ ] I’ve hugged my dad within the past 24 hours.
[52] I’ve met a celebrity/music artist.
[53] I’ve written poetry.
[ ] I’ve been arrested.

[54] I’ve been attracted to someone much older than me.
[55] I’ve been tickled till I’ve cried.
[ ] I’ve tickled someone else until they cried.
[56] I’ve had/have siblings.
[57] I’ve been to a rock concert.

[58] I’ve listened to classical music and enjoyed it.
[59 ] I’ve been in a play.
[60] I’ve been picked last in gym class.
[61] I’ve been picked first in gym class.
[62] I’ve been picked in that middle-range in gym class.

[63] I’ve cried in front of my friends. …
[64] I’ve read a book longer than 1,000 pages.
[ ] I’ve played Halo 2.
[] I’ve freaked out over a sports game.
[ ] I’ve been to Alaska.

[ ] I’ve been to China.
[] I’ve been to Spain.
[ ] I’ve been to Japan.
[] I’ve had a fight with someone on AIM/MSN/ICQ.
[65] I’ve had a fight with someone face-to-face.
[66] I’ve had serious conversations on any IM.

[67] I’ve forgiven someone who has done something wrong to me.
[68] I’ve been forgiven.
[] I’ve screamed at a scary movie.
[69] I’ve cried at a chick flick.
[70] I’ve watched a lot of action movies.
[71] I’ve screamed at the top of my lungs.
[ ] I’ve been to a rap concert.

[ ] I’ve been to a hip hop concert. DJBB for the win!
[72] I’ve lived in more than 2 houses.
[73] I’ve driven on the highway/been on the highway.
[74] I’ve driven more than 40 miles in a day/been in a car that went more than 40 miles in a day.
[75] I’ve been in a car accident.

[76] I’ve done drugs.
[77] I’ve been homesick.
[78] I’ve thrown up.
[ ] I’ve puked on someone.
[79] I’ve been horseback riding.

[80] I’ve filled out more than 10 MySpace / Livejournal surveys.
[81] I’ve spoken my mind in public.
[82] I’ve proved someone wrong.
[83] I’ve been proven wrong by someone.
[ ] I’ve broken a leg.

[ ] I’ve broken an arm.
[84] I’ve fallen off a swing.
[85] I’ve swung on a swing for more than 30 minutes straight
[86] I’ve watched Winnie the Pooh movies.
[87] I’ve forgotten my backpack when I’ve gone to school.

[ ] I’ve lost my backpack.
[88] I’ve come close to dying.
[] I’ve seen someone die.
[89] I’ve known someone who has died.
[90] I’ve wanted to be an actor/actress at some point.

[ ] I’ve done modeling.
[91] I’ve forgotten to brush my teeth some mornings.
[92] I’ve taken something/someone for granted.
[93] I’ve realized how good my life is.
[94] I’ve counted my blessings.
[95] I’ve made fun of a classmate.
[96] I’ve been asked out by someone and I said no.

[] I’ve slapped someone in the face.
[97 ] I’ve been skateboarding.
[98] I’ve been backstabbed by someone I thought was a friend.
[99] I’ve lied to someone to their face.
[100] I’ve told a little white lie.

[101] I’ve taken a day off from school just so I don’t go insane. (or work)
[102] I’ve fainted.
[ ] I’ve had an argument with someone about whether cheerleading is a sport or not.
[103 ] I’ve pushed someone into a pool.
[104] I’ve been pushed into a pool.
[105] I’ve been/am in love.


1 year ago

– wedding ring metals, psp stuff, circle/6 hand foot dilemma, BCT out, power out, funnel cloud pics, MD dog clinics need blood, backyard pic pre-ernesto, flickr color select

2 years ago – Katrina updates, firesign theater, PHC movie, a-z meme, cartoon themes, deerfield condo (obviously it worked out), movie plans – cgi a cartoon?, pee-powered battery, pippin

3 years ago – JLU, comparison shopping, bro drama, earache, presidential candidates

4 years ago – art fair, skippy, Danny’s Sci-fi club, morning newt pics, snake oil watch, dali, reading hero 5, female gamers outnumber boys, N. Korea Nukes, kim possible

5 years ago – wonka, hypno powers, got my computer desk

6 years ago – stoic, codex seraphinianus, fruit poll

7 years ago – remembering a hard month, work, fl trim, no thai, scrabbleGeotarget (via Scotto’s Wall Scrawls)