You preferred a weapon with 56% power over speed and 61% range over melee.

You use a Shotgun.
While not the fastest gun in the west, a shotgun's raw power and ease
of use make it an extremely potent weapon. Some shotguns can also be
loaded with many different types of ammunition, providing a versatility
many guns don't have. Choosing your shots, you fell your opponents
immediately and without pause.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 76% on power
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You scored higher than 77% on range

Link: The What's Your Signature Weapon Test

Rosies are Red.

So I've been rewiring my grandfathers workshop for the last week or so (minus a trip to Duluth to visit my sister). Whenever I go out to his place I bring my dog Rosie with me, so she can run around leashless and come back home out of breath and happy (less walking on my part).

Tonight, though, she decides that instead of chasing rabbits, cats, and the occasional deer around the farm she's going to go for something else.

I wasn't aware that she was going for anything, and in fact I didn't see whatever it was that eventually transpired... but suddenly I see Rosie back behind a van rolling in the gravel... and taking mouthfuls of gravel and spitting it out over and over again. Then she would run over to a patch of mud and rub her nose and neck in that. I saw her do this a few times, ignoring my cries to stop, so finally I decided I'd let her be and wash her off later. At least it wasn't cow manure, right? :)

Well, about ten minutes later the smell hits us. A skunk smell. Very strong. I immediately call Rosie over, but I cant smell it on her... whatever the skunk had sprayed, most of the spray was upwind from us.

But when I continued to watch Rosie, I noticed she was drooling uncontrollably, and she kept pawing at her nose.

I called her back over, and sniffed just her muzzle. It stank, but not as bad as outside did. The poor thing must have gotten sprayed mostly in the mouth and (thanks to quick reflexes) avoided most of the spraying otherwise.

I told my grandmother what must of happened so it wouldn't catch her by surprise, and I decided I had better buy some tomato juice on the way home. I finish up what I'm doing in about a half hour and head up to the house to say goodbye.

Of course, grandma let Rosie into the house anyway, and thinks she is just sitting on the carpet... but Rosie jumps up on the couch and buries her head into a pillow. I go to get Rosie, and the living room s t i n k s of skunk. Great. The source was the pillow Rosie had her head buried in. I lock her back in the porch and give the pillowcase to grandma to wash. Some Febreeze took care of any residual in the living room.

On the way home Rosie kept her head out the window the entire drive. Even most of the time I was in Sentry picking up tomato juice. This is normally rather unlike her, since she typically just rests her nose on the ledge and avoids the wind hitting her.

After I got home I grabbed the three cans of tomato juice I picked up and dumped them into a bucket. I poured a glassful of tomato juice over her head several times and massaged it into her coat. Then rinsed. Then repeated this until I was out of tomato juice (about 4 liters of juice total). She hated me, but didn't run away since I think she could tell the smell was diminishing.

Well. After all that there was still a residual smell in her fur if I put my face in it. Nothing I could smell sitting next to her though.

So... I look at a calendar and notice she's overdue for biospot! (biospot is a monthly mosquito/tick/flea repellant). Biospot has a strong citrus odor that would mask the smell! So now Rosie hates me because she despises the citrus smell almost as much as the skunk smell.

She's recovered though. She has now not only messed up my bed, but has her head buried in my pillow and is making sure that I get the benefit of whatever smell is left being rubbed into where I sleep. The little bitch has a sense of revenge.

Before I washed her, after she found a new mudhole outside:

Covered in tomato juice and water:


Mostly dry and still tinted red:

Revenge part 2:


disconnected ramblings after my birthday

I finally got around to running coax up to the room I'm staying in so now I can watch satellite TV. I really miss the old Video On Demand service (and every channel free), but at least I have Adult Swim.

"When I got caught in school with my hand down my pants I had to keep it there for a whole week. Oh! What a week!"

There are some episodes I must have missed from the Season 3 DVDs of Family Guy. I could have sworn that I watched damn near every episode twice by now, between reruns on Adult Swim and the DVD's. The new episodes are fucking hilarious though.

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IQ tests

I love online IQ tests, but they they're very rarely consistent.

Your IQ Is 125

Your Logical Intelligence is Above Average
Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius
Your General Knowledge is Exceptional

I also took the "Classic IQ test" that showed up as a link on the page of the other IQ test. Results here:

Congratulations, C!
Your IQ score is 133

This number is based on a scientific formula that compares how many questions you answered correctly on the Classic IQ Test relative to others.

Your Intellectual Type is Visionary Philosopher. This means you are highly intelligent and have a powerful mix of skills and insight that can be applied in a variety of different ways. Like Plato, your exceptional math and verbal skills make you very adept at explaining things to others, and at anticipating and predicting patterns. And that's just some of what we know about you from your IQ results...

Then they try to sell me stuff. Perhaps they flatter my nonexistant math skills in hopes I wont notice a smaller bank account. :)

Performance Reviews

Well, I got my performance review today.

It was conducted by a boss that for the last 12 months worked in a different building than I did and has only half a clue about what I do. I think she relies about 25% on rumors and what others say to judge my performance, and another 25% on what a 'dotted line' supervisor thinks of me.

So I actually got a decent review. I never get bad ones, but there wasn't shit like "You were late to work a lot in July" or "Wore jeans instead of khakis an awful lot didn't you?"

4.5% raise... highest raise I've gotten so far at this company that didn't involve a title change. (Title changes have been nice to me). So glad we didn't have to deal with getting 'excellent' reviews but only cost of living raises again.

My hours are changing as of next week too. My group (which consists of myself and two others) decided late last year that we need to start having coverage before 8am and after 5pm to ease the load of the on-call person... who at the time would end up working 12 hour days several days a week.

Originally, looking at the on-call load, we had decided on having someone come in at 7, someone at 9, and someone at 11. We changed this recently to having someone come in at 7, someone at 8, and someone at 9. It turns out that once we passed off coverage for another state to some of their local people our call volume dropped dramatically.

Since no one liked starting at 7am, we're doing rotations of 4 weeks. For the next 4 weeks I'm going to be starting at 9am. At the end of that 4 weeks I start working at 7am. 4 weeks after that at 8am.

We're going to try this for awhile. If it doesn't work out we may try out something with 4 ten hour days and an 8-5 guy on call. My boss keeps suggesting someone working on Saturday, but we normally only get one call a day on Saturday that I can normally handle from my laptop and VPN.

*sigh*... about the only thing we all can agree on is that we cant stand doing on-call more than a week at a time and that we need to reduce how many the on-call guy gets from 7-8 and 5-6.

Mitch Hedburg Dead

Apparently Mitch Hedburg died today.

I saw him last year. Well, I went to see Louis Black, but Mitch was the best opening act.


An escalator can never break. It can only become stairs. You would never see a escalator temporarily outta order sign, just escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience... we appologize for the fact that you can still get up there

I haven't slept for ten days, because that would be too long.

I went to the store to buy a candle holder, but they were out. So I bought a cake.

I saw someone say "But its the day before April Fools" and it makes me go "Hrm. I dont know if that would be funny or not". But it still makes me sad.

In other news, the concert I went to last night didnt' suck, but for some reason I cant remember very much of it. Not like lost time, just like it happened a few months ago instead of last night. Very strange.


You scored as Hedonism. Your life is guided by the principles of Hedonism: You believe that pleasure is a great, or the greatest, good; and you try to enjoy life’s pleasures as much as you can.

“Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die!”

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