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April 2nd, 2008 (02:14 pm)

Bits and bobs:

1. British expressions are much cooler than American ones. Thanks, Brits.

2. Yesterday's post in which I sought an LJ user to impregnate me was in fact an April Fool's Day post. A number of people, including my wife, seemed to think that the post was convincing enough that it could have been real. I was really quite disturbed to learn that my LJ persona is apparently such that people are willing to believe that if I were seeking a man to have sex with and to father my child, my first instinct would be to post a (public) LJ post about it. I became even more disturbed when I thought it over a bit and realized that people probably aren't so very wrong to believe that.

3. All I want out of life right now is a fresh granny smith apple. Sadly, the 7/11 is the only purveyor of granny smith apples in walking distance and they are not really a viable option because the particular apples they have on display seem to have been plucked from the tree in 1974 or so. The world is a cold, cruel place.

4. Have a poll:

True or false: In the absence of a real granny smith apple, my best option at this point is to buy a bag of Sour Skittles, which include a green apple flavor.

True -- this is obviously not just your best but your only option
4(9.3%)
False -- Skittles do not equal apples
15(34.9%)
I vote for the witty option that would have gone in this tickybox except that your boss came in just as you were writing it, causing you to become flustered and forget what you were going to write
10(23.3%)

On an entirely different note, are you aware of the gay hanky code?

Yes, it is an integral part of my romantic life
0(0.0%)
Yes, I know it
6(13.6%)
I am aware of its existence but I'm not familiar with the particulars of it
11(25.0%)
No, I've never heard of such a thing
13(29.5%)
Didn't that go out in the '70s?
3(6.8%)


5a. Yes, the second question is entirely random and prompted by curiosity.
5b. I am pretty annoyed that my boss made me forget what I was going to write because I wasn't even on the schedule when he came in, and I had every right to be on the Internet. Unfortunately I am on the schedule now, so I must bid you good day.

Good day.

Comments

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 06:29 pm (UTC)

Ah, Anglophilia. pfah.

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 06:30 pm (UTC)
P&P-LizzieSnicker

LAMPWRIST!!

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 06:34 pm (UTC)
cheese

That's right!

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:17 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 12:57 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Underwear Ninja (chavvah)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 09:09 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 09:15 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Underwear Ninja (chavvah)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 11:18 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Underwear Ninja (chavvah)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 09:28 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Pirate Jenny (deliriums_fish)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 09:58 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 10:05 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Pirate Jenny (deliriums_fish)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 10:27 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Pirate Jenny (deliriums_fish)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 10:44 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 10:49 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Damian (fanboy_of_zeus)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 10:51 pm (UTC)

Posted by: active_apathy (active_apathy)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)

Posted by: active_apathy (active_apathy)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 11:37 pm (UTC)

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC)

Posted by: active_apathy (active_apathy)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 12:04 am (UTC)

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 12:45 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Damian (fanboy_of_zeus)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 09:54 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:01 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:12 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Ponykins (rolypolypony)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:17 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Spencer Irving (archaica)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:19 pm (UTC)

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Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)

Posted by: Hello. (bbsy)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 06:39 pm (UTC)

Aw. Well, I liked the joke. It was well crafted.

Posted by: Kare Bear (luvs_chicago)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 06:49 pm (UTC)

Seriously, how did I miss that post yesterday? I checked my friends page repeatedly. Perhaps I scrolled past it without realizing it was there. Weird.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:12 pm (UTC)

Dude, my friends list acts up like that all the time. I've heard that journals that were started before a certain date don't syndicate properly when they get up over 100 friends. Whatever the reason, I consistently miss a third or more of the entries that are supposed to show up. Bah.

How old's your journal/how many friends do you have? I've heard the only way to fix it if that is the problem is to unfriend and refriend everyone on your list. This prospect does not make me happy.

Posted by: Kare Bear (luvs_chicago)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:39 pm (UTC)

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Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:09 pm (UTC)

:) Indeed, we would filter it. And I suspect that in reality we probably will go with the turkey baster. If I get a million-dollar book deal we may invest in sex-selected sperm so as to avoid the no-male-role-model issue (it is true that you are more likely to get a boy if you don't do it the traditional way).

The gay hanky code is a code wherein gay men in the 1970s used to put handkerchiefs of different colors in their back pockets, and the color of the hankies and the positioning in the right or left pocket would indicate what your sexual proclivities were and whether you preferred to be a top or a bottom. I've come across it occasionally in books and websites talking about lesbian sex as well, though I don't -- at least, I think I don't -- know anyone who actually practices it. I would link you to an explanation of the specific meanings of the various colors but they tend to be rather... explicit.

I told λ that in going to meet Julie Andrews on Friday I was going to wear a silver handkerchief in my left pocket to signify that I was a "starfucker". She laughed.

(Deleted comment)
Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:24 pm (UTC)

Posted by: LizMcK (mckennl)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:13 pm (UTC)

I knew it was joke because -- well, I just knew. BUT! It was beautifully done, I thought, and just teetered on the brink of believability.

Posted by: Damian (fanboy_of_zeus)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:31 pm (UTC)

...As I said in my (deleted) comment yesterday, I was pretty sure it was a joke, because, unless you were completely oblivious to the date (which I don't think you would have been), if you'd been serious you would have put off posting it for a day out of the fear that people would think it was a joke. That, and I figured you'd at least filter the post.

Posted by: the girl with violets in her lap (slammerkinbabe)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:34 pm (UTC)

Your Sim looks like my Sim of Gary from my book. Though that's almost entirely because of the hair, and given that Sims only have a set number of hairstyles, it's not that surprising that they would have the same one.

Posted by: Damian (fanboy_of_zeus)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:37 pm (UTC)

Posted by: electric misfit love machine (eyelid)
Posted at: April 2nd, 2008 07:50 pm (UTC)

i figured it was a joke because of the date, but otherwise it seemed totally believable.

Posted by: Morgan (banshea)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 01:07 am (UTC)

I realized it was a joke because:
1. You hadn't posted publicly and obsessively about the subject of wanting a child prior to announcing your decision to get knocked up. Similarly, there had been no posts polling your friends list whether we thought you were ready for a child (or whether you should just adopt a wombat), what we thought the best methods of getting a child were (sit in a shopping mall and wait, I say), or what you should have your hypothetical child call its parents (Joe). If there are no obsessive posts and constant polls, you can't possibly be serious about anything.

2. There was a line in there about being hot enough to turn a gay guy? Something along those lines. While I don't disagree, I don't think I've seen you demonstrate a degree of comfort with your looks sufficient to describe yourself as such. That's when I knew you were being deliberately silly.

But a public post asking for a father? Totally realistic.

Posted by: Heidi (sioneva)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 08:06 am (UTC)

Surely a green apple Jolly Rancher is a better Granny Smith cravings satisfier?

I hope you found yourself an apple ;)

Posted by: rebel rebel (you've torn your dress) (tornyourdress)
Posted at: April 3rd, 2008 11:54 am (UTC)

It was, actually, only when I went to look at the first comment re: the potential birthdate that it hit me. *facepalm* I was horrendously gullible all April 1st.

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