Tuesday, August 31, 2004

I was in the process of writing a long and pointless email to Aidan. Then I realised that it was long and pointless. But in my opinion, the content is kind of interesting and I didn't want to waste it. So I thought I'd just paste it here.
wasn't it chantell who said you fit the profile for a serial killer?

given that most serial killers are psychopaths (eg, john wayne gacy, richard macek, ted bundy), they show the following characteristics:

1. lack of remorse or empathy
2. shallow emotions
3. manipulativeness
4. lying
5. egocentricity
6. glibness
7. low frustration tolerance
8. episodic relationships
9. parasitic lifestyle
10. persistent violation of social norms

you have a great deal of empathy and remorse (eg, with chantell the other night)
i can see the depth of your emotion every time you look at me, so you certainly don't fit in number 2.
i doubt you could manipulate your way out of a paper bag! (or maybe you just want me to think that...)
you've admitted to me that you don't like lying (of course, you could have been lying)
you sure as hell aren't egocentric
unsure about glib... i'm inclined to say you're not
i haven't annoyed you yet, so your frustration tolerance can't be THAT low
episodic relationships - possibly, i haven't dug that deeply into your past and i don't want to!
parasitic lifestyle - as above
number 10, yeah, but social norms are boring.

but what about the serial killers who aren't classified as psychopaths? they generally tend to have other illnesses such as munchausen's syndrome (including by proxy). genene jones is a good example. she was a nurse who killed at least 30 children in her care, all the while pretending to be caring for them and trying to make them better.

did you know that a lot of serial killers also have difficulty distinguishing between people and objects, or between people and other people... that is to say, all people are just people, they can't tell them apart. i once read somewhere that some autistic people have that characteristic too. no link, no relevance, that i know of, i just found that interesting.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Well, where to start. Last night. Went out with Aidan, Chantell, and Glenn. Dinner and some aimless wanderings. Poor Chantell has low self-esteem issues, and of course we all give her shit all the time because that's what friends do. So she got upset and left in a huff. Then Glenn left. Then Aidan and I persuaded Chantell to come back and we told her how awesome she is. She's a great friend, really, but she can be so draining! I was exhausted, dealing with her emotional trauma. Anyway, eventually we put her on a tram home, so it was just Aidan and I. And then, you know, stuff.

Thursday, August 26, 2004

We saw Mort last night - the play, I mean. Aidan and I. It was quite good, pity Andrew missed out.

Anyway, gotta head off to work. Not sure why I'm blogging this early in the morning anyway!

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Quotable Quote of the Day
This concept of "wuv" confuses and infuriates us! says:
how's stuff?
Trebek says:
stuff is alright
Trebek says:
still de-girlfriend amafied though
This concept of "wuv" confuses and infuriates us! says:
poor bastard
Trebek says:
This concept of "wuv" confuses and infuriates us! says:
personally, i'm in love and all's sweet
Trebek says:
screw u

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Saw the Screaming Jets last night with Aidan. It was a really great night, especially pashing to Shiver!

My parents are coming down tomorrow, so I'm lunching with them and Brad and dragging Aidan along too. Poor guy, he's a tad nervous about meeting them. But they'll like him fine, I know.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

I am a happy little munchkin. I've got a boyfriend who says beautiful things and then denies being sweet. I've got a boyfriend who bought me a rose and later apologised for it! I've got a boyfriend who pays for things (and doesn't notice me slipping money back in his bag later) and doesn't like swearing in front of me.

Sure, I don't get enough sleep and work is a bitch lately. But I'm happy anyway!

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

I found a couple of very interesting links today. First we have the woman stuck to a couch, and then backless briefs. Also mildly amusing is Build A Better Bush - kind of a Potatoe Head but with George W.

Today really really sucked. I was tired and irritable all day, and customers were really giving me the shits. I hope I get more sleep tonight. The guy in apartment 7 kept me awake till god knows when with his fucking loud music. I ended up calling the police. I have decided that any time he's noisy after midnight, I call the cops. It's just rude and inconsiderate. He's the worst neighbour I've ever had, and given that I lived in student accommodation for a year, that's saying a lot.

Monday, August 16, 2004

I've been playing the Discworld MUD again lately. Stumbled across the good old SafePenguin pic and it brought back memories of the good old days. Before Cossack quit and before Bohuler fucked up. Some things never change though - Lanfear still teaches on Brown Island, TerrysAlt still idles in the Thieves' Guild, and Reix is still a smartarse. I've been playing the SafePenguin character - I think I've given up on Cointreau, particularly since the changes to the Warrior's Guild. SP seems to work better. I should try Alouise and Vacuum again too - Vacuum never ended up completing The Run. Anyway, all this talk of the MUD makes me look like a geek or a nerd of a little of both. Eeek!

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Quoteable Quote of the Day
Albastros wisps: What the, why is my monkey is very bad shape?
SafePenguin wisps: too much spanking?

Friday, August 13, 2004

Today was pretty good. I was supposed to be back on the phones, but instead Nick P was off sick so I was taking care of his files. And then after work was singing, good but fun. After singing was the amusing drunk guy on the train who didn't know how to find Kew. Then I got home and had icecream for dinner. I'm kind of missing Aidan though, so that's not such a good thing about today. Haven't seen him since Monday night, and I won't see him until Friday night - even then we won't be alone, we're going out with Dom and a couple of his friends. There's always Saturday night, for alone-ness. Maelin's 18th birthday party is Saturday night, I was going to gate-crash it, but Aidan takes priority over crashing squirts' parties.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

My favourite insult:
If all the village idiots from all over the world left their villages and came together to make their own village FULL of idiots, they'd need a new village idiot and you'd be too stupid to do it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Today was full of infuriating stupid people.
    I'm not sure if I addressed this parcel correctly.
    I didn't keep my Express Post number
    I posted $40 cash with no address on the envelope
    I posted a letter with no stamps

Fucking hell people, get a life. And a brain. So many times I just felt like curling up, putting a thumb in my mouth, and crying!!!

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Tonight's been kind of funny. I've been looking through photos, both material and digital, thinking back on old times. A trip down memory lane, if you like. I got down my big box of junk as well, all the stuff I've saved just because it might be interesting to look back on later. As it turns out, "later" is tonight. This picture of me brought back memories of that entire trip up the coast with Dave. We made it up to Rockhampton. The whole trip was pretty much unplanned, we just started driving and stopped wherever we felt like it and stayed as long as we wanted. It was a lot of fun. Somehow we went the entire holiday without a single fight - rather unusual, between Dave and I.

I can't believe what I have in that box. Two and a half years of accumulated Dave-ness, as well as miscellaneous junk, the letter Jon dumped me with, movie and concert tickets, and a copy of Yoko Ono's photo of John Lennon's bloodstained glasses next to a glass of water. I still have the card my brother gave me for my 16th birthday, and after five years I still think it's funny. I've even got a picture Brad took of Brutus, my old Jack Russell Terrier. I really should find some way of organising all this stuff instead of just chucking it in a box. Something to think about...
Once again, it's been a while. I guess I've been busy and tired. I've been spending time with Aidan a fair bit - that is to say, the entire weekend and all of tonight. I'm having such a great time with him, I'm so happy. I keep grinning like an utter doofus all the time just thinking about this guy. He gave me a rose tonight! First boyfriend to buy me a flower of any sort. It's a bit droopy after being dragged around all evening, but hopefully it'll recover!

Work's been good, I'm doing Domestic Investigations and I'm really enjoying it. It's more varied and interesting than International, less rigid and structured, and far less paperwork. It's very rewarding. At the moment I'm just covering for Mark because he's ill, but I'm hoping for something more permanent at a later stage.

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Eeek, no updates since Sunday! Right, what's happened since then... Sunday afternoon Aidan and I became "official", wow I have a boyfriend again. It will be interesting to see how long this one lasts - we already have plans to see the Screaming Jets on August 20th, so I guess it kind of has to last at least 3 weeks! Besides that, not a lot has happened. I got a digital camera on Monday afternoon, and on Tuesday caught up with Aidan again and dragged him around to see these totally cool signs in an alley off China Town. I've seen them there every day for months but when I got my camera the first thing I had to do was get shots of them! There's more than I've uploaded here, all equally cool. I dragged Aidan down quite a few dodgy little dark alleys, now he thinks I'm a freak, but I like them! You find interesting things in them, including druggies and rapists.

Other than that... I don't think I've done anything very interesting. Welcome to my world.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

It still hasn't really and truly sunk in - I saw The Who! I'm currently downloading My Generation, as well as Jimi Hendrix's amazing Are You Experienced. Needless to say, they're going to take quite some time. I also logged on to TheMusic.com and ordered the double CD of last night's Who performance.
Wow!!!! Just got back from The Who concert. Oh my god. That beats Deep Purple hands down, as much as I hate to say it! It totally rocked. The bass vibrated through my entire body, and the lead guitar made me itch red-hot. Naturally the encore included Pinball Wizard, while Who Are You was included in the main set along with other old classics and some new stuff too. Tonight was the closest I've ever come to a religious experience. If there was a god of rock and roll, I would worship it. Wow.