Friday, October 28, 2005

Tri-Lamb Material
60 % Nerd, 47% Geek, 52% Dork
For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Dork, earning you the coveted title of: Tri-Lamb Material.

The classic, "80's" nerd, you are what most people think of when they
think "nerd," largely due to 80's movies like Revenge of the Nerds and
TV shows like Head of the Class. You're exceptionally bright and smart,
and partly because of that have never quite fit in with your peers or
social groups. Perhaps you're realized, or will someday, that it is
possible to retain all of the things that you like about being
brilliant and still make peace with the social cliques around you. Or
maybe you won't--it's really not necessary. As the brothers of Lambda
Lambda Lambda discovered, you're fine just the way you are and can take
pride in that. I mean, who wants to be like Ogre, right!?


Also, you might want to check out some of my other tests if you're interested in any of the following:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Professional Wrestling

Love & Sexuality


Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 57% on nerdiness
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 66% on geekosity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 90% on dork points
Link: The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test written by donathos on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


Well I'm ready to go to what I believe is my 10th awakenings retreat. The unique part is that this time I'm on staff and will be giving a talk.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Those College Days We Used To Know...

Where have they gone, where did they go? And yet raise our berets to those college days... ok enough Joseph paraphrasing.

Today I went to the job fair at Truman to recruit for my company. I got back on campus and felt like I was back home. It was strange to be walking around campus not headed to class, but at any moment I expected to see my friends meeting at Fair or at Newman. It's hard to believe that in May I'll have been out of school for 4 years. I'm definitely not where I thought I'd be at this point.

If the naive plan from when I graduated had worked, I'd be married and living in St. Louis probably working for SBC or Boeing or some other large corporation. Oh well. "Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans." John Lennon

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Guess I need to Crank up WYMG More


The Seeker
You scored 64%!

I don't know if you've been searching low and high, but you do know
your bare-bones classic rock basics. With this kind of score, you
probably nailed the signature song questions and most of the albums.
You probably don't have much of a classic rock collection yourself, but
when your friends play theirs, you recognize the songs. This is a
respectable score: you're neither know-nothing nor nerd.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 10% on notes
Link: The BASIC classic rock Test written by allmydays on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Geography Bee

Geography Superstar
You scored 95% Accuracy!
Sooo close to perfection! What went wrong?!?

Clearly you know your geography. You were probably the kid in school
always raising your hand. Maybe you are one of the few people who are
fascinated by geography, or more likely you are just good at memorizing
things. In any case you should be proud.

This state naming skill of yours will get your far. There are myriads
of times where it is important to know the shape of the states. Ok, I
lied, it doesn't really matter. But it does show you know your stuff.
And knowing stuff is good. So kudos, for a job well done.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 62% on Accuracy
Link: The State Locator Challenge Test written by kafkahateszeppo on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Thursday, October 20, 2005

An Ode to Busch Stadium

Concrete Concrete Concrete
Oh the concrete and steel
The wins, the losses
The teams lost
The teams stolen
A stadium in its prime
Cut down by profits and greed
Meanwhile a true ball park lives on
into its second century
Long Live Wrigley
May it last through a 4th Cardinals stadium

Wednesday, October 19, 2005


Your arch-nemesis is:
Lucille Ball

Because they cheated at twister
The winner will be...
They already have too many arch nemeses, so you are on their friends list.
Take this quiz at

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

C is for Cookie

A is for Age: 25
B is for Booze: Wine
C is for Career: Network Administrator
D is for Dad?s Name: Robert Allen
E is for Essential items to bring to a party: Don't know I don't party.
F is for Favorite song at the moment: Green Day "Time of your Life"
G is for Girlfriend: None
H is for Hometown: Sherman, IL
I is for Instruments you play: Trumpet, Guitar
J is for Jam or Jelly that you like: Strawberry
K is for Kids: I'd like to have them eventually.
L is for Living arrangements: Duplex
M is for Mom?s name: Mary Elizabeth
N is for Name of your best friend: Jill or Michelle or both
O is for Overnight hospital stays: Only when I was born.
P is for phobia(s): Height when not enclosed.
Q is for Quote you like: "Poor planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine."
R is for Relationship that lasted the longest: Kate
S is for Siblings: N/A
T is for Time you wake up: 5:50am
U is for Unique trait: While in MO I cursed when McGuire hit number 61 against my Cubbies.
V is for Vegetable you love: FRESH green beanes
W is for Worst trait: I'm a procrastinator.
X is for X-rays you've had: Both middle fingers. Dental.
Y is for yummy food you make: Lots of stuff. I learned to cook as a Boy Scout.
Z is for zodiac sign: Pices

First job: fast food
First screen name: illinek
First funeral: Not sure
First pet: N/A
First piercing: N/A
First tattoo: N/A
First credit card: GM Card
First kiss: Kate
First enemy: Not sure.
First favorite musician: Beach Boys

Last car ride: To Work
Last kiss: Amanda
Last movie watched: Wallace and Grommit and the Wererabbit.
Last phone call: Altiris conference call
Last time showered: 6am today
Last CD played: SIUE Awakenings 2004
Last website visited: Slashdot

Single or Taken: Single
Sex: Male
Birthday: February 28, 1980.
Hair color: Brown.
Eye Color: Brown.
Shoe size: 12
Height: 6'0"

Right now what are you...
Wearing: United Way shirt and jeans
Drinking: Nothin
Thinking about: "Go White Sox"

Scotty Was Right!

Remember in Star Trek IV when Scotty gave the technology to make transparent aluminum? Well apparently he must have visited Wright Patterson AFB recently.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Come On Cardinals...

You're trying to blow the I-55 series by not even making it to the World Series. Go Sox!

Monday, October 10, 2005

Sweedish Chef It Is

You Should Learn Swedish

Fantastisk! You're laid back about learning a language - and about life in general.
Peaceful, beautiful Sweden is ideal for you... And you won't even have to speak perfect Swedish to get around!

It all comes down to this...

How You Life Your Life

You tend to deprive yourself of things you crave, for your own good.
You're laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think.
You tend to have one best friend you hang with, as opposed to many aquaintences.
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.

Wednesday, October 5, 2005

Doogie Howser, M.D.

I just got done watching the pilot episode of Doogie Howser on DVD. It's made me wonder why there can't be good clean shows like it anymore. Bring back the traditional clean sit com!!!

Monday, October 3, 2005

Geek Factor

You are 87% Geek!

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 62% on geekiness
Link: The Geek Test written by merkuri on Ok Cupid

Prayer of Abandonment

I abandon myself into your hands; do with me what you will.
Whatever you may do, I thank you:
I am ready for all, I accept all.
Let only your will be done in me, and in all your creatures.
I wish no more than this, O Lord.

Into your hands I commend my soul;
I offer it to you
with all the love of my heart,
for I love you, Lord,
and so need to give myself,
to surrender myself into your hands,
without reserve,
and with boundless confidence,
for you are my Father.

Charles de Foucald

How to Please IT

How to Please Your I.T. Department...
- When you call us to have your computer moved, be sure to leave it buried under half a ton of postcards, baby pictures, stuffed animals, dried flowers, bowling trophies and children's art. We don't have a life, and we find it deeply moving to catch a fleeting glimpse of yours.

- Don't write anything down. Ever. We can play back the error messages from here.

- When an I.T. person says he's coming right over, go for coffee. That way you won't be there when we need your password. It's nothing for us to remember 700 screen saver passwords.

- When you call the help desk, state what you want, not what's keeping you from getting it. We don't need to know that you can't get into your mail because your computer won't power on at all.

- When I.T. support sends you an E-Mail with high importance, delete it at once. We're just testing.

- When an I.T. person is eating lunch at his desk, walk right in and spill your guts right out. We exist only to serve.

- Send urgent email all in uppercase. The mail server picks it up and flags it as a rush delivery.

- When the photocopier doesn't work, call computer support. There's electronics in it.

- When something's wrong with your home PC, dump it on an I.T. person's chair with no name, no phone number and no description of the problem. We love a puzzle.

- When an I.T. person tells you that computer screens don't have cartridges in them, argue. We love a good argument.

- When an I.T. person tells you that he'll be there shortly, reply in a scathing tone of voice: "And just how many weeks do you mean by shortly?" That motivates us.

- When the printer won't print, re-send the job at least 20 times. Print jobs frequently get sucked into black holes.

- When the printer still won't print after 20 tries, send the job to all 68 printers in the company. One of them is bound to work.

- Don't learn the proper term for anything technical. We know exactly what you mean by "My thingy blew up".

- Don't use on-line help. On-line help is for wimps.

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Awakenings Talk

I have been asked to come out of retirement and give a Masks talk for the SIUE Awakenings at the end of this month. Right now I have writer's block on my talk so those of you crazy Awakeners out there that know what I should be writing, keep me in your prayers.