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10 September 2002 @ 02:56 pm
Some startling things I found out today  
First of all, I have discovered the answer to one of the great mysteries of our modern era: the reason the lines at the DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles, for those of you who don't reside in the US of A) are so damned long - the clerks there type with only ONE hand.
You have NO idea how much I wish I was kidding. But I saw it for myself. Thankfully I did manage to get my new license in about 2 hours, so I am fully legal again. But one-handed typing... yes. O_o

In other news, it appears that I can no longer listen to the song Closer by Nine Inch Nails with anything remotely resembling seriousness. You see, at some point someone - and I honestly don't recall who - told me that they thought the line in the chorus sounded like My whole existence is FLAN, rather than FLAWED. So now whenever I listen to the song, I am hearing that and thinking of Mexican custard. And frankly, if it weren't so incongrous to the song it wouldn't be so bad. After all, I think I'd rather my existence was flan than flawed. But then, I am weird and I like custard.

Since I had a legit license I was able to go to the bank and open my checking account, so that's done. After that, I went over to Narns and Noble (no, I didn't misspell it - it's a very old B5/JMS parody, but I digress) and bought the new issue of Vanity Fair. For anyone who's looking for it, it's the October issue with Madonna on the cover. It's nice to see the pics in person, but frankly, I still don't think they're as good as last year's were, and there aren't enough of them, either. Ah well.

While at the DMV I managed to finish plotting out my First Kiss challenge fic, which I have to say is a definite departure from anything else I've ever done before. I honestly am not certain WHERE this fic is coming from, but I hope it isn't bad. I'm rather baffled by it, really. *winks at kissaki* I will be needing someone to beta it, and as my usual beta is up to her eyebrows in work and teaching a night class to boot, if someone would like to volunteer I would appreciate it. It won't be very long - I'm thinking 1500 words max. It has to be turned in to the challenge by the 14th, and I am hopefully to finish it today. *crosses fingers* Leave me a comment if you'd be willing. *mwah!*

In closing, I am amused at making my own icons, but the damn text doesn't show up very well. I really want my computer to work so I can download Photoshop. Bugger.
I feel: goofy
I hear: So Young - The Coors
That's what she said.: mmmdick...altricial on September 10th, 2002 09:15 am (UTC)

I've always typed with one hand! I don't really know why but when I started typing, it never occured to me to use both hands since I write with one... but that leaves me a free hand to smoke :D
Vicki: don't shag??hermorrine on September 10th, 2002 10:01 am (UTC)
That's different! I expect more from professionals! And I'm willing to bet any amount of money that either one of us could have still typed faster with one hand than this man did. O_O
That's what she said.altricial on September 10th, 2002 10:24 am (UTC)
O_O! That is a bit much! :))
Drake: guitarsurreal_life on September 10th, 2002 06:42 pm (UTC)
Strange, I made the same discovery at the DMV today. What's worst is I still have to go back tomorrow. I waited in line for 2 and 1/2 hours and then had to leave for class. Luckily I have till the end of the month to renew.

On the second note, I would be willing to beta your fic. It would most definately provide a good distraction while wait at the DMV.

Vicki: Well....hermorrine on September 10th, 2002 08:55 pm (UTC)
Oh UGH, that blows. Poor you. :(

Are you willing to beta a slash fic? I don't recall if you care about that, it's Oliver/Ron. Let me know and let me know how to get it to you if you still want to. Thanks!
Drakesurreal_life on September 10th, 2002 10:29 pm (UTC)
Beta a Slash fic.... Are you crazy.... Of course I will. I don't care what the sexual orentation of the fic is. A fic is a Fic. It is a good distration from reality. I'll send you my email, since I think I have your's somwhere.
Pervy Hoodie Fancierdancingrain on September 10th, 2002 06:46 pm (UTC)

Ah, now I will get to secretly smile whenever I hear that song :)
Vicki: Happy Happy!hermorrine on September 10th, 2002 08:56 pm (UTC)
Heeee! It will spread like wildfire!