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Monday, February 27th, 2012
6:22 pm

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Thursday, May 4th, 2006
2:06 pm
Took one of those personality test things. Had to laugh when I saw the results, although I think I'm self aware enough to admit its pretty accurate, surprisingly since these self-reporting tests are hardly science.

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||| 33%
Stability |||| 16%
Orderliness |||| 16%
Accommodation |||||||||| 36%
Interdependence |||||||||||||| 56%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||| 70%
Mystical |||||| 23%
Artistic |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Religious || 10%
Hedonism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Materialism |||||| 23%
Narcissism |||||||||||||| 56%
Adventurousness |||| 16%
Work ethic |||| 16%
Self absorbed |||||||||||||| 56%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||| 50%
Need to dominate |||| 16%
Romantic |||||| 23%
Avoidant |||||||||||||| 56%
Anti-authority |||||||||||| 50%
Wealth |||| 16%
Dependency |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Change averse |||||||||||||||| 63%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||| 70%
Individuality |||||| 23%
Sexuality |||||||||||| 43%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Physical Fitness |||||| 24%
Histrionic |||||| 30%
Paranoia |||||||||||||| 56%
Vanity |||||| 30%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Female cliche |||| 16%
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current mood: amused

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Saturday, April 15th, 2006
6:20 pm
I bought two books on feminist theory today, 'Gender in the Mirror' by Diana Tietjens Meyers and 'The Miseducation of Women' by James Tooley. Not so sure how I'm going to feel about the second one, in which Tooley described his belief in the need for differentiated education for men and women, and how women are ultimately left unsatisfied if they pursue a career at the expense of having children. I kind of respect him for writing it though, since he admits that he thought it could ruin his own career (and academic reputation I suppose) if he became labelled a strong anti-femiminist in this way. Also the phrasing of his arguments seems quite intelligent (based on a very brief look), even if I may not agree with him. It'll give something to ponder on anyway.

Although from what I've seen he does support the idea of having a career or having children as mutually exclusive rather too much, which is something I've never understood. I suppose the problem is that whenever people write on this topic it is either written as, or at least comes across as supportive of one of two polarised and binaristic arguments. Obviously this doesn't address the reality of most women's lives.
Well I'm just speculating now, I'm sure I'll have a fair amount to say on the issues he raises when I've actually read it.

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Thursday, September 15th, 2005
6:58 pm
Just saw Charlie's episode of 'Lost'. What a rock God. Loved the bit when he was in the confessional with the priest "I had relations with a girl I didn't know..and then I had relations with another girl I didn't know...and then I watched while they had relations with each other". Don't tease us like that Dom!
Replace the word 'girls' with the words 'Billy and Dom', and that would be just perfect thank-you very much.

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Tuesday, September 13th, 2005
12:57 am
Just saw Dom on tv again, in the channel four adverts, so sweet. For anyone not in Britain who might be reading this, there are a series of short clips channel four show before programmes, with famous people talking about what they'd like to change about themselves/ do before they die, etc. and Dom is in it.

Apparently before he dies, he wants to see his son score a scissor kick against Germany in a world cup final (How marvellously butch!). If he could change one thing about himself he'd be heavier. And his flaw is that he bears grudges. He's wearing a lovely check shirt, and looking adorably shy. Aw

Anyhoo, from a tin point of view, the translation is, he'd be heavier (if Billy was on top of him), and he bears a grudge (against PR for not letting him and Billy be together). I think that's clearly what he meant.

Oh, and if there's one thing Adam Brody would change is, he'd like to have an arse. The question is of course who's?

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Thursday, September 8th, 2005
1:27 am
Another epsiode of 'Lost' tonight. Dom minus his sleeves = good. Dom minus his shirt would be better, maybe that'll come next week. Obviously when he's finished ripping of his own clothes he'll have to start on someone elses. Obviously that someone else will have to be a man since their clothes would most resemble his own. Bra straps would just confuse his drug-addled mind.

NB hat - look at my mood!

current mood: curious

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Tuesday, September 6th, 2005
1:05 am
We have only seen five episodes of 'Lost' here in Britain, and I have already worked out what's hiding in the jungle. - It's Dom's hidden gay!
Obviously it's not very well hidden, crashing about the jungle and eating people, but what can you expect, with so much hoyay on one island.
Obviously in this scenario, Dom's eagerness to go the cockpit in episode 2 was down to his mistakenly thinking it was a gay bar. As Sayid said, 'we need at least one bar on the island'. Although he was ostensibly referring to the transceiver, it was quite clear to any of us who understand the real meaning of the programme that it was a coded message to Dom of the existence of a happening gay hot-spot right there on the island.
Naturally the 'loud noises' they heard from it were the cleverly disguised sounds of bad disco music, which forced them to destroy it (shut it down) in episode three.
The truth of this theory is proved beyond doubt by the way Dom gets jumpy and nervous whenever anybody mentions the 'monster'. I will keep watching, and expect to be proved right before the end of the first series.

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Sunday, September 4th, 2005
9:14 pm
Hahaha, turned on the television the other day, and could have sworn that they were narrating as monaboyd fic, "Usual routine, get up, make toast, spread a Scotsman out on the breakfast-table". Unfortunately they were talking about The Scotsman - a newspaper, in which they were looking for Edinburgh festival reviews. Nice image though...

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Friday, September 2nd, 2005
4:27 pm
Hmmm,new journal, soon to be filled with beaucoup de monaboyd hopefully. For now must finish dissertation. It's been months now, and strangely, I haven't started hating Dickens yet. I'm sure it'll come..

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