I always get excited when I find an artist I like. I had heard of We Are Scientists in passing before, but never actually heard anything of theirs. Last night I ended up hearing two tracks of theirs from their 2005 album, so yeah, decided to check them out and now I’m in geeky heaven. I need to see into their other albums, but I am mildly afraid they might not live up to my expectations.

In other news, last night I had a dream with a talking horse that lived in a closet and bossed me around. And then the horse was sent away and replaced with a chimp which scared me shitless. I also had a dream with Hanson, fainting fangirls, my dead grandmother, and a savage cat. Seriously. No more late night snacks before bed.

Hi, how are you?

I have only listened to this song once, but hey that one time I liked it. So, I am letting you listen too. Yeah, I’m looking at you, Nik.

You know, in December I started trying to rip all my CDs to put on my iPod, and I’m not even in the H’s yet. Why do I have so many damn CDs. I’ll probably want to rip my mix CDs too, because I’m just that anal. I also can’t remember which purchased songs from iTunes I have moved over to the iPod and which I haven’t and oh my god is this a boring subject.

Maybe I should talk about Niklas and his anime lifestyle. Niklas enjoys such fares as Fullmoon and Dragonball Z. I can’t be 100% certain, but he might also be an expert on Yu Gi Oh. No this is boring me too.

I had some issues with my host the other day. It was not a happy experience. It finally worked itself out, but I imagine that I now have a “Bitchy Ass Customer” flag next to my name. That’s ok. As long as my sites work I am happy. I did try to be nice at first, even used an emoticon, but towards the end there I was at the end of my rope and wanted them to know it. Lo and behold a light bulb went off and things got solved.

I had somehow forgotten over the last few weeks that I am supposed to be making a new forum layout. phpBB 2 had a lot of issues and lack of certain features that I needed, but when it comes to theme making it was so much easier than vBulletin! Oh phpBB how I miss the single folder of images, and the single CSS file to edit. Oh Jelsoft, please make vBulletin 4.0 more streamlined. And by streamlined I mean less bloated, thanks bb.

Indian Givers

Woot only a few days after the last update! 😛

Aah, that good ol’ politically incorrect phrase. A week ago or so I began to think about people who “give” something only to change their minds and keep it. I’ve encountered it personally as well as seen it happen to others, and really it’s just tacky. To me, it isn’t so much a person deciding they would rather keep the gift for themselves, it’s the backpedaling or outright denial of this fact.

I honestly think people should just be upfront and say “I want this. Sorry.” instead of pretending that they either: a) never “gave” it to you b) aren’t keeping it for themselves just “sharing”, and I guess there should be a third option so, c) never mentioning the object in hopes the would-be-giftee is stupid.

I suppose embarrassment keeps people from admitting to such things, and maybe I’m just too blunt and callous to understand this concept of shame. But that is so stupid, just own up to it! Everyone who knows about the situation knows you are an Indian giver, so why not admit it? If a person says “I bought this camera (or whatever) for you. :D” but never, you know, gives the camera up, they are…. Well, a lot of things. The worst is when years later they go “oh no, I really did buy it for you!” Uh huh, yeah.

When you get right down to it, I look down on the act of denial more so than the keeping of the “gift”.