January 2004

>Friday Five

>You have just won one million dollars:

1. Who do you call first?

I’d probably call my folks.

2. What is the first thing you buy for yourself?

The first thing I’d do is pay off my debt then I’d probably buy the car I’m leasing.

3. What is the first thing you buy for someone else?

I’d take my boyfriend on a vacation.

4. Do you give any away? If yes, to whom?

I’d help my parents out.

5. Do you invest any? If so, how?

I’d invest most of it. Probably RRSPs and some stock of some sort.

>The Houseguest

>Last night I made a salmon dinner and invited Colin over, then washed my hair, then headed to rehearsal.

After rehearsal, my houseguest came over. Chloe, Tom’s cat, will be staying with me for the weekend. She’s a sweetie. Thank goodness for Clariton. Chloe spent the evening exploring my apartment. She’s affectionate but not clingy and she still has all of her claws. She should be good company this weekend.

Colin stopped by to watch The Apprentice with me later in the evening. I enjoy the show – but I also find that it stresses me out a bit.

>Squeaky Clean? Not Even Close

>Squeaky Clean? Not Even Close: “‘A sponge that’s been in use for no more than two or three days in a kitchen will harbor millions of bacteria,’ said Elizabeth Scott, co-director of the Simmons Center for Hygiene and Health in the Home at Simmons College in Boston. That’s a problem, she said, ‘if you pick up the pathogen or a pathogenic E. coli, salmonella or campylobacter on the sponge.’”

>IKEA hell

>This is a pretty funny article about IKEA.

>Personality Test

>Check out this Personality test based on Jung – Myers-Briggs typology. I’m ENFP (Extrovert/Intuitive/Feeling/Perceptive), which accounts for three percent of the population. There are 16 personality types. What are you?

>Awesome Chalk Art

>Check out Kurt Wenner’s amazing chalk drawings!

>Mmm…. gaming

>I was cranky yesterday. Most everything got on my nerves. Was just one of those days. A good cardio workout helped a bit, and then I spent the evening playing Primal, even though I have a lot of productive stuff I could or should be working on.

>Ticking along

>Wow. A week from now we’ll have dress rehearsals for Doomsday Clock! I responded to some questions last night for someone who’s doing an article on The SJTC: Second Stage in “Saint John Weekend”, which I think is in Friday’s Telegraph Journal. Writing isn’t my forté, so it took me a while to compose. Hopefully it’ll be OK.

I cleaned up more artwork for my online portfolio last night, and then I gamed for a bit. I’m back to trying to finish Jak and Daxter.

>Confessions of a Car Salesman

>If you have some time, this is a very interesting read: Confessions of a Car Salesman

I wonder how it compares to dealerships around here….

>This looks like it’ll be good:

>The Reckoning