Mar. 25th, 2009

wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (oniisamae-madworld-me)
Recently I read a cheesily-worded line that I still think contains a great deal of head-adjusting wisdom if you can get past the twee factor.

Don't compare your insides to other people's outsides.

Yeah. I think I could have skipped half a dozen therapy sessions if I'd held on to that one.
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (chii-sick-me)
OK, I know she must send them to everyone who follows her, and maybe they're even automated, but it's still kind of cool to get a direct message from Amber Benson (previously Tara on B:TVS) on Twitter. :) (Amber Benson is another person who's the same age as I am.) By the way, she's signing her new urban fantasyish novel in San Francisco and Roseville this week.


Oh, AskMeFi. First someone asks for recommendations on an online flower delivery service because his/her girlfriend will be in Kenya on her birthday, and only does Respondent 2 have experience using one of the services to send flowers to Kenya, but Respondent 3 lives in Nairobi and will personally recommend a couple of shops if the GF also is staying in Nairobi. <3 Really, if you ever have this kind of question, $5 for a lifetime membership to MeFi may be a good investment. Then ... somebody wrote in and said that his wife, a lifelong non-reader, had gotten hooked on Twilight and was tearing through the books, and was really into the suspense of what would happen next, and wanted to know what she could read next that would also be like that. Two people promptly recommend GRRM's A Song of Ice and Fire. WHAT?! Noooo. Not for a new reader, for god's sake, and I'm not saying that just because I hated them. People made other, mostly more appropriate suggestions (Charlaine Harris, Nora Roberts, Diana Gabaldon), and eventually several people said "Uh, no GRRM yet, OK?" And the original poster said "Uh, yeah, I've read the first three, and no." Phew.


The very odd-looking Studio Ghibli film Ponyo on a Cliff by the Sea has a release date in the US: August 14. Ta-da, my first must-see of the summer! Well, okay, other than Harry Potter, duh. Unless I hear from my friends that HBP is really terrible.


Just out of curiosity, how many wireless networks can your computer see from your home? Mine can see 15 at the moment. Best name? Hello Kitty. Cheesiest? Checkmate and HAQ. Defaultiest? Tie between HOME and all the 2WIREs (including ours).

(Did I mention that the bloc of townhouses I live in only has 6 units?)

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