||[Dec. 9th, 2002|11:00 am]
hmmm... i just got out of bed not to long ago. i had a terrible time falling asleep last night, i just wasn't tired at all. i stayed up amusing myself with The Simpsons Trivia Contest:|
which is a 318 question game where you go as long as you can answering multiple choice Simpsons trivia questions (with a varying degree of difficulty). once you miss 3 questions you are OUT. i went through the whole game only missing only one question! it was an EASY question too. i must have clicked the wrong answer or something, because the question was "What is Patty&Selma's favourite TV Show?" and i thought that i had clicked "MacGuyver" of course! but i guess i didn't =(
so, i'm tied for second place behind 6 people who all tied for first place (and had perfect scores!).
matt's looking at a Jeep we might buy. i was still very sleepy this morning, and i really don't like doing that sort of thing, so i'm just going to trust his judgment. matt of course used to be a mechanic, so he'd be much better at determining the worthiness of a used vehicle than i would be. if alles klar i'll just go with him to the bank and make a big withdrawal. i'll have to be there to take the money out because i recently moved most of our joint savings into my own personal checking account (lol, that sounds very suspicious, doesn't it?). i'm trying to consolidate some of our accounts before we move. they don't have US Banks down south at all, so we're going to have to tranfer it all to SunTrust bank (they seem to have the monopoly on banks around central florida) and i want as smooth a transition as possible.
>sigh< all of this bank stuff is going to be such a hassle - my current checking account is very ingrained into both my business and personal finances. matt and i both use direct withdrawal/deposit plans for assorted bills and what not. i also pay all of my bills online through Billpay, so i'll have to change that. then there is Paypal, eBay, Propay, my merchant account, Ameritrade, and a lot of other sites and programs i regularly access my assorted accounts with! i also use my debit card from my checking account to buy just about everything online - from Amazon.com to half.com to my webhosting and even my internet service! and then there's Quicken! Quicken! grrrr. i'm going to make a checklist SOON of everything i'm going to have to change. i'm sure there's lots of stuff i haven't even considered - and of course i'll have to update all of my contact information on everything. i still haven't gotten around to updating my domain contact info through Network Solutions since we lived at our last house (before we moved into this "temporary" apartment...). lol, my god this must be a boring entry to read! i'll just stop now...
The fact that you did that well on a Simpson's quiz would alarm me were it not for the fact that I sat in my Research Methods class last Wednesday and put first and second season Buffy episodes in order by name almost perfectly, skipped third season and fourth season and then did basically the same thing, not as perfectly but well enough, for fifth season, sixth season and a perfect record for all of seventh season played so far...
I might be overly obsessed... Although I prefer to say, extremely focused.
Hehe - a fellow focuser =)
You know... there is something to be said about focused people like us. You know, people with "obsessions." I've found that the most interesting and intelligent people I've ever met have had deep obsessions with stuff. Even if it's not something I'm particularly interested in, I always have respect for someone who unabashedly throws themselves into their hobbies/idols/favourite books, or what have you. Whether it's a personality type or just a genuine mental disorder, I really couldn't care less. It makes for interesting conversations at any rate! I seem to surround myself with people who are the same way, even if it is about different things.
Maybe it's the whole "need to belong" sort of thing - us humans with our search for identity, etc. I've seemed to notice that the obsessive personality shows up more often in females - maybe it's the whole female disposition towards "Borderline Personality Disorder"... who knows! Maybe it's just that I'm from a family of sisters and I don't know many boys, lol.
I know that I'm a total nerd about a lot of things - I've had a whole series of obsessions. When I was a teenager I was OBSESSED with Syd Barrett (former frontman and founder of Pink Floyd - a very interesting guy if you don't know about him). The notion that I would marry him some day was the only thing that kept me going some days when I was in high school, lol. I dressed like him, wore my eyemakeup like him, wrote letters to him and even his distant family members, spent $100s on bootlegged studio tapes (I think I own every second he ever recorded - even studio babble). That obsession faded a bit when I met my real husband =) Before that, my sisters and I (and Annie too!) were total Beatles freaks (still am, really). I still spend a lot of my time daydreaming that I'm in Krynn (the world in the Dragonlance books) - which consumed my being when I was in middle school. I spent a great deal of time on our recent trip to New Orleans lurking in front of Anne Rice's house, as well as Trent Reznor's (made all the easier since they live like two blocks apart from each other!). There are lots of other things that take up an unhealthy (well, according to "normal" people) amount of my time. I'm terrifically glad I have a job where I get to work from home - otherwise I'd never have enough time in my life to listen to my current music obsessions and watch the TV shows/movies that have shaped my life!
Lol, this is a long post! Sometimes when I get to thinking about something I start typing and I lose track of everything else. Anyways - to make a long story short: The coolest people are those who cultivate and take pride in their obsessions. I mean, what's the fun of going to a movie/concert/book signing/etc. if you're not going to dress up? Why watch a TV show unless you can quote entire episodes verbatim and write your own fanfics in your spare time? Why see a taped interview of your favourite author, when you could go hide out in their bushes? Why just spend one week at Disney World, when you could move next door? Ok, maybe I'm getting a bit silly here...
A woman after my own heart really! :) Living next door to Disney World sounds like a jolly thing. I'm considering Orlando for job locations, but of course I have no idea where I'll be able to actually find a job so we'll see how things turn out. But if it was in Orlando (or anywhere in Florida for that matter) I wouldn't complain!
Here's to interesting 'obsessed' people! :)