August 29, 2003

Ride me, baby!

Pirates of the Caribbean

The Pirates of the Caribbean: A swashbuckling adventure!

Yo ho, a pirates life is indeed for you, seeing as you are the classic Disney dark ride that presents a time when New Orleans was under attack from a band of treasure loving bandits. You have a bit of an edge, and an element of danger, and you can scare the youngins, but for the most part you mean no serious harm. You are youthful at heart, strong and energetic, with a taste for the good life, if not hard work.

You have romantic notions about the adventurous life on the sea with no rules and no responsibilities except to your ship, but you also weary and worrisome of the fate that eventually gets all those who those who live life on the lamb, stealing gold for greed and burning down cities for your own delight. You are what you are, and you're out to enjoy the glamour of your wild days while they last! Despite your rough surface, the people know you have heart and they will always come back.

What Disneyland attraction are you?
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And, I got that without even trying for it! It's kismet!

Posted by Ninjababe at 8:00 PM

August 27, 2003

Childhood Fears

So, we were talking about childhood fears that are ludicrous but still haunt us today. One woman at work is always afraid she'd staple her finger.

Me, I'm always had the fear that I'd cut my fingers off with a paper cutter. I know it's totally irrational, especially considering the paper cutter at work will only cut a maximum of three pieces of paper at a time. But, every time I use the paper cutter, I pause before pulling the blade down to make sure that my fingers are no where near the blade.

How about you?

Posted by Ninjababe at 10:09 AM | Comments (6)

Noise Descends

The quietness of the last few days was due to my imprisonment by agents of the great enemy. But, I have escaped their nefarious clutches. Armed with a spatula and some twine (and a very good distraction from my friends the parachuting mice) I was able to escape!

I never met the Enemy myself, but I knew I was in his minions clutches due to the fact I was tied up in a warehouse full of dehydrated puppy blood.

My captors thought to break my spirit, torturing me with videos of My Little Pony and Rainbow Brite cartoons. Hah! Little did they know that I like those two shows! I was watching Rainbow Brite movies when I was 17! Hah! (Granted, I always hoped that the bad guys won. They never did, but I lived in hope!)

But, now, I am free!


Posted by Ninjababe at 10:09 AM | Comments (1)

August 21, 2003

A Tidbit from Tonight

Ith and I are watching first season West Wing and this came up:

"We should go to Washington, DC when we go to Boston! It's close enough, isn't it?"
"For us? Yeah. For the rest of the country? No."

We like to drive.

How long is it from Boston to DC anyway?

Mapquest! Da da dum!

Total Distance: 439.82 miles
Total Estimated Time: 7 hours, 15 minutes

Told Denise. Her reply, "Oh, is that all?"

Then again, we drive 6-8 hours (Depending on traffic) to go to Disneyland for the day...

Posted by Ninjababe at 8:32 PM | Comments (3)

Jay's New Look!

Every once in a while, Netscape or Mozilla will start to crash and do some really bizarre things.

Like This

Here's what it really looks like...

Just had to share.

Update! It seems that this is really an evil computer worm created by The Enemy! I didn't know his nefarious reach went that far!

Posted by Ninjababe at 8:20 PM

Wayne Newton

K and I are listening to a CD called 'Martini Lounge' which has songs by Nat King Cole, Quincy Jones, Dean Martin, and others.

Currently, we're listening to Danke Schoen by Wayne Newton.

I swear, Wayne Newton sounds like a woman singing!

When I tell people, they all look at me funny.

But, that's nothin new.

Ooooo! Fever by Peggy Lee... Love this one!

Posted by Ninjababe at 5:11 PM

Pirate Wine!

Today's Foxtrot:



I'm ashamed to say that I have gotten behind on my duties against the evil one... I'll make up for it. I promise!

Posted by Ninjababe at 3:41 PM

August 18, 2003


I found some Pirates of the Caribbean Sim Skins!


They're at the bottom of the page

Posted by Ninjababe at 8:08 PM


Went away on a reconnaissance run this weekend against the Enemy, but, I'm back now. (What? Seeing Pirates of the Caribbean for the fifth time is reconnaissance! You have sneaking around, fighting, verbal battles... See! Reconnaissance!)

Proof of the cruel wrongdoings of the Evil PuppyBlender!!!

The Alliance now has an HQ!

Posted by Ninjababe at 7:39 PM

I'm a Pirate! [beam]


Captain Jack Sparrow

Pirates of the Caribbean - Which character are

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Posted by Ninjababe at 7:19 PM | Comments (14)

More ebay drug questions

Got another question about the contents of the empty OxyContin bottles I'm selling:


No, I'm sorry... I don't.


I'm getting a kick out of this...

Posted by Ninjababe at 5:36 PM

August 15, 2003

War Update Type Post

I have the urge to go pillaging against The Evil One, he who blends puppies, he who destroyed the power to millions of possible Alliance members last night to stop them from joining the holy quest against him. Obviously, he has great, maniacal plans in place for the resistance that the Alliance represents.


Where did I put my frying-pan-of-doom? Time to go swashbuckling!

(More comprehensive war updates are over on IMAO.)

Posted by Ninjababe at 10:40 PM

Arrrr! Did it again!

I was able to work 'it's a pretty boat... ship!' into conversation again today. Of course, we were talking abut boats at the time...

But, I haven't put beads in my hair yet because I'm dying my hair this weekend and don't want to take the time to take the beads back out...

This weekend is Concourse d'Elegance, a classic car show and race that is in the area yearly. So, the Monterey peninsula is bombarded with classy cars.

I got to see a burnt orange Lamborghini drive down the street. [drool] That's my favorite car. Never want to own one (Not at 8 miles to the gallon on the highway), but still, very pretty car...

Since we had an onslaught of quotes at work today (5 in one day! That's a new record!), I thought I'd post the newest batch:

Can you tell me when you kill her? I want her computer.

Don't think I can't hear it. You're yo ho-ing yo ho-ing right now. I can hear it. You're yo ho-ing. Right?

"I feel bad."
"No you don't."
"You're right. I *am* bad. So, therefore, by feeling myself, I feel bad."

"Do you know what I just realized?"
"That you're pregnant?"
"My fists are clenched at the moment, just so you know."

"Where did you get your flowers? Your garden?"
"No, a customer gives them to me."
"How nice!"
"Yes, in exchange for narcotics."

I too am cranky today. I think it's because I hurt. And people keep asking me stupid questions. I want to say "GROW A BRAIN!"

"What do you want for dinner?"
"I don't know. I was thinking of two cans of whipped cream, and putting a rubber sheet on the bed, then see what happens."
"Oh great, leftovers."

"You told me about the bread."
"What bread?"
"The dead bread."

"I almost killed him."
"Did you go to your happy place?"
"Yes. It's full of scantily clad, nubile men."
"Can I go there?"

"Did he just say 'I'm not a prostitute'?"

"What am I? A trained monkey? Throwing out answers on your whim?"
"42! Left! Reyataz!"

Posted by Ninjababe at 5:12 PM

Music and Mind Control

K and I finally got tired of the radio at work either being off or on soft rock (bleah).

So, I brought in some cheezy speakers and hooked them up to the soundcard on my computer.

The speakers are hidden behind my calendar.

We have a pile of CDs that range from 70s music, to Broadway tunes, to opera and choral... And, let's not forget the soundtracks! We've heard Pirates of the Caribbean a few times...

Now, when people come by, they insist they're hearing music. K and I tell them that they're crazy, there's no music.

We're not hearing music.

They're believing us!

It's fun to play with people's minds!

Posted by Ninjababe at 1:10 PM

August 14, 2003

War! Uh! Good God y'all!

So, Frank over at IMAO has declared war on The Enemy due to puppy blenderage (among other heinous crimes.

Remember, puppy blending is bad. And icky. Really hard to clean the blood and gore out of the blender when you're done. Not to mention the fact that the puppy... [sniff sniff]

Anti-puppy blenders of the world unite!

Posted by Ninjababe at 9:25 PM

ebay and drugs

The store manager found out that you can make a bit of money on ebay selling empty stock bottles for medication. So, we put some empty Oxycontin bottles up for sale. He makes some money off of our trash, I get a positive seller rating for when I want to sell some real stuff.

Well, today, I get this email:

> do you have any contact to obtain these meds. >If so email me about it, thank you so very much.

And, here's my reply:

If you have a prescription, you can take it to any pharmacy. They should have the medication in stock.

If you don't have a prescription, it's illegal, and I can't help you.



Update! Got another message!

> Are these bottles really empty? I'm actually trying > to get oxycontin for an injury and some people > advertise the bottles as empty for a no hassle > sale on ebay. I just need to be sure.

Yeah, I'm going to sell three full bottles of oxycontin, which has a cost of over a thousand dollars, for $3. And, the street value! Oh, it's probably worth more than $3...

Oh yeah, I've got business savvy!


(Hey! I used 'savvy' in a non-PotC sense! Booya!)

Posted by Ninjababe at 1:36 PM

August 13, 2003

Favorite Short Story?

Well, mine is A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner. I read that for the first time in sophmore year in school (which was 12 years ago) and I still remember how I felt after finishing it.

It's only a few pages, so, go read! Then come back and tell me what you thought.


They even made it into a movie! With Angelica Huston! I wanna see that! (It's available to own from Amazon for $30. it's about a dollar a minute. And, it's only if Amazon can find it...)

Posted by Ninjababe at 5:52 PM | Comments (2)

August 12, 2003

What SF/F character are you?

So, I took the test and got:

Which Fantasy/SciFi
Character Are You?

Decided to try it one more time... Got:

Which Fantasy/SciFi
Character Are You?

Hmmmmmmm... Stud Puppy vs Future Vader Boy...

Even though, Anakin is kinda whiney... I think that's where Luke got it from...


Posted by Ninjababe at 9:10 PM

August 11, 2003

Pity the Fool!

See my page T-ified (as Margi Lowry showed me how to do)


(listened to the Pirates sound track 10 times... wanna hear it again!)

Posted by Ninjababe at 10:19 PM


It finally came in!

I have my Pirates of the Caribbean CD!



I squealed, literally, when I got home and saw it waiting.

But, it doesn't have 'A Pirate's Life for Me' on it [pout]. Then again, the song was never really sung with musical accompaniment in the movie, it was always 'dialogue' type singing...

I have it set to play over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over are you really reading all this and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and... Well, you get the idea.

And, it has pretty jacket art!

[bouncie bouncie]

Posted by Ninjababe at 7:29 PM | Comments (3)

August 8, 2003

Fun at Work

K has forbidden me to say anything pirate related at work.

So, since she hasn't watched Pirates of the Caribbean, I'm taking great glee in doing quotes from the movie.

Today, I've been able to use, "It's more of a guideline."

And, I was able to work "It's such a pretty boat... ship" into conversation.

Now, that, I'm very proud of.


Posted by Ninjababe at 11:48 AM | Comments (7)

August 5, 2003

Wench! More Rum!

I'm home sick (blarg!) and found this on the official "Talk like a Pirate Day" website... A test! A test!

You are The Cap'n!

Some men are born great, some achieve greatness and some slit the throats of any man that stands between them and the mantle of power. You never met a man you couldn't eviscerate. Not that mindless violence is the only avenue open to you - but why take an avenue when you have complete freeway access? You are the definitive Man of Action. You are James Bond in a blousy shirt and drawstring-fly pants. Your swash was buckled long ago and you have never been so sure of anything in your life as in your ability to bend everyone to your will. You will call anyone out and cut off their head if they show any sign of taking you on or backing down. You cannot be saddled with tedious underlings, but if one of your lieutenants shows an overly developed sense of ambition he may find more suitable accommodations in Davy Jones' locker. That is, of course, IF you notice him. You tend to be self absorbed - a weakness that may keep you from seeing enemies where they are and imagining them where they are not.

What's Yer Inner Pirate?
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Posted by Ninjababe at 10:52 PM | Comments (2)

August 4, 2003

Pharmacy Humor

From a forward someone at work printed out and brought in:

So this woman walks into a pharmacy and asks the pharmacist for some arsenic.

He asks, "What for?"

She says, "I want to kill my husband."

He says, "Sorry, I can't do that."

She then reaches into her handbag and pulls out a photo of her husband in bed with the pharmacist's wife and hands it to him.

He says, "You didn't tell me you had a prescription..."

Posted by Ninjababe at 4:55 PM

August 2, 2003


Watching Signs right now...

Comment so far?

The little boy (Morgan) doesn't know how to use his inhaler.

He puffs a puff, then immediately starts talking. Honey, you're supposed to hold your breath as long as possible after taking a puff.

Posted by Ninjababe at 10:16 PM | Comments (1)

Romantic Comedies

Before this weekend, I've pretty much scoffed at romantic comedies. Too sentimental, too mushy, too icky-icky-icky.

There were a few gems...

French Kiss with the neurotic Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline as a French conman.

Two Weeks Notice with Sandra Bullock as the nanny to a very shallow Hugh Grant.

Four Weddings and a Funeral, again with Hugh Grant, plus Andie MacDowell (Who's character I didn't particularly care for, for some reason...).

And, then, Ith and I went for a romantic comedy marathon.

Bridget Jones's Diary, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Mickey Blue Eyes.

We've watched a lot of Hugh Grant lately...

Anyway, back to the point! (Finally)

All of the movies I've listed above are funny... Bridget Jones's Diary, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, and Mickey Blue Eyes made me laugh aloud. I almost fell out of my chair in places.

We're watching Bridget Jone's Diary again right now.

So, I guess romantic comedies aren't that bad.

As long as the characters are suitably neurotic and off the wall...

Posted by Ninjababe at 8:31 PM


Quiz via Jay Solo

You represent... anger.
You represent... anger.
Mad at the world, eh? You have a tendency to...
freak out easily. Overly emotional about
everything, you're most prone to bouts of
cruelty and moodiness. Other people may be
afraid of the fact that you explode so easily,
but at least you're honest... even if you're
honest about not liking anything.

What feeling do you represent?
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August 1, 2003

This is cool! (part 2)

So, today, we got two bottles of something today!

Chloroform (CHCL3)!


But, they won't let me have any! [pout]

The things I could do with that!

And, just because I want to, here are the warning labels:

Causes eye irritation
May cause skin irritation
May be harmful if swallowed
May affect heart, liver, kidneys, and gastrointestinal and central nervous systems.
May cause adverse reproductive effects.

Posted by Ninjababe at 2:11 PM | Comments (3)