Meme, eh.

May. 10th, 2011 10:27 pm
plonq: (Fiddling Around Some More)
Which American accent do you have?


People from outside North America probably think you're from the States, but over here we wouldn't make such a mistake.

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It was my turn to play chef [ profile] plonq this evening, which usually means it involves a wok. We stopped at Safeway to buy an inexpensive cut of sirloin and onion, and the rest of the ingredients were all things we had in the fridge or cupboard.

While true stir-fry aficionados would probably recoil in horror if they saw me in action with a wok, I was pleased with the results. The final dinner product was beef, bok choy, onion and mushrooms in an oyster sauce served over rice. It was simple, and surprisingly good. I was a little leery about how it would all add up when I entered the recipe into the nutrition tracker this evening - especially since I had added extra little bonus ingredients like butter - but it came out at a modest 600 calories per serving, and it had crazy-healthy amounts of minerals and vitamins.

After dinner I went downstairs and burnt off 660 calories on the treadmill, so in the end it was like I had skipped a meal with none of the downsides.

For the past few months I have gone from tracking my weight weekly to tracking it daily, and the results are interesting. When I drop the numbers into a spreadsheet, there is a significant spike matching each of my last two trips out to Calgary. I try to watch what I eat when I am there, but restaurant dining and long sedentary days in a classroom setting really take their toll. Fortunately I have managed to get back on track between trips, and my weight is still trending downward.

I am flying out there again next week, but I won't be out there with the same group, so I may be able to keep a tighter cap on my eating habits. The $45 filet mignon from my last trip aside (I felt a little guilty expensing that), when I am on my own I tend to end up in places that serve up more kitsch than quantity (like militant coffee shops, or vegan diners). It would be nice to come home next week and not be six or eight pounds heavier than when I left.

Music Meme

Jun. 16th, 2010 10:51 pm
plonq: (Cheesy Mood)
Music initials


1. Reply to this post and I'll assign you a letter.
2. List (and upload, if you feel like it) 5 songs that start with that letter.
3. Post them to your journal with these instructions.

[ profile] mwalimu gave me a U to work with.

1. Under The Bridge - Red Hot Chilli Peppers
2. Under My Wheels - Alice Cooper
3. Under My Thumb - Rolling Stones
4. Under Pressure - Queen
5. Under The Milky Way - The Church

I managed to come up with lots of songs for this, but on a whim I decided to try and keep it with a running theme.

I'm being a bit of a wet blanket and I crossed out the instructions, but if you reply and ask for one, I'll probably be a good sport and give you a letter to work with (and it might not even be "X").


Dec. 19th, 2009 02:06 pm
plonq: (Fark Off)
Итак, у тебя получилось- Смертельное зелье
Это зелье – чистый яд. Вдыхать его пары не рекомендуется. Один глоток – и смерти почти невозможно избежать, если не воспользоваться противоядием. Используется, как правило, против врагов. Осторожнее – не выпейте случайно сами!image
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plonq: (Cat-like Typing Mood)
I'm not sure what this weather symbol from the Environment Canada site meant this morning:

But the way we chose to interpret is was, "It is a good day to stay at home."

Since everyone else is doing it, I decided to see how I stacked up in that rainbow meme.
Your rainbow is strongly shaded gray and violet.


What is says about you: You are an elegant person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You depend on modern technology and may feel uncomfortable without it. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

I don't know if this applies to all cats, but this is how ours behave when we bring something new into the house.
plonq: (Fiddling around)
I'd have been dead, but the mouse slipped out of the target area.

The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?
Created by OnePlusYou
plonq: (Gnar Gnar)
plonq: (Christmas Mood)
As expected, it is accurate on some counts, misses the mark on others, and is obvious (snow leopard!) on others.

My score on The Golden Compass Daemon Test:

Independent Soul.

(You scored -12 Extroversion, -5 Sensitivity, and -2 Openness!)

You are calm and logical, but not unemotional. You are an introvert, at heart, preferring to read alone than be subjected to the crush and noise of a big party or bar. You have a few friends and family, whose presence you welcome - to a point. Even they can wear on your nerves eventually, and you need to retreat back into your personal space for a while so you can recharge. Your energy comes in bursts, after which you need a long nap or a couple of evenings at home to recuperate.

You are comfortable with yourself, and reasonably confident. You want the friendship and goodwill of others, but you are not willing to sacrifice your principles in order to get it. If your close friends need something that you can provide, however, you will be the first to offer it.

You are a good and sympathetic listener, and are aware of your friend's emotional states. With your very close friends, you will open up, but rarely - you don't like to burden people with your problems. At the same time, though, you are honest and are not willing to alter the truth for the sake of convenience. Among strangers you are reserved, and may resort to making jokes to disguise your true feelings.

While you are not afraid of conflict, you do not seek it, either. When you are hurt or insulted, you feel that you have a choice to make. You can choose to take the up on it and defend yourself, or you can let it pass. Your decision may depend on how well you know the person, how personally you take the insult, or simply what mood you are in that day. Your friends may not always know how you are going to react, for that reason. Whatever you reaction, though, you will be logical, rational and unnervingly accurate: a measured strike.

Your daemon's form would represent your calm, introverted nature, your cool logic, and your impatience with crowds of people. He or she would probably whisper ironic comments in your ear, give logical advice and try to hide his or her soft side from everyone, even you.

Suggested forms:
Peregrine Falcon, Snowy Owl, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger.

Link: The Golden Compass Daemon Test

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plonq: (Brainfree mood)
If my performance here is worth 91% then they have seriously lowered their expectations of high school students.

You paid attention during 91% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
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I lifted this one from [ profile] quickcasey
plonq: (Geeky Mood)

Which sci-fi crew would you best fit in with? (pics)
created with
You scored as Serenity (Firefly)

You like to live your own way and don't enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Serenity (Firefly)


Moya (Farscape)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Heart of Gold (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


In other news my desktop computer bit the big one last night. I have narrowed it down to either the video card, or the motherboard, or possibly both. If it is the motherboard then I am going to have a bit of a challenge ahead of me figuring out how to extract all of my music and picture files off the old RAID0 drives when I build a new system. (sigh)


Aug. 4th, 2007 11:48 am
plonq: (Darker Mood)
Lifted from [ profile] aerofox.

i'm in slytherin!

be sorted @

Figured I'd do a quick meme while I wait for the Bison Helper1 to finish cooking.

1 Technically it's just Hamburger Helper being made with ground bison instead of hamburger.
plonq: (Usual silly mood)
I've seen a couple of others try this one, but in this case I lifted it from [ profile] siyahamba

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on

Canada. You probably get irritated when British people and Europeans think you're from the States, but over here we wouldn't make a mistake like that.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

plonq: (Usual Silly Mood3)
I answered the questions honestly and this is what it gave me. Who knew?


Mar. 27th, 2007 10:13 pm
plonq: (Jolly Mood)
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Gamer/Computer Nerd

You enjoy the visual stimulants of a video game, chatting on AIM, or reading online comics. Most of these types of nerds are considered dirty who lack hygeine, of course they always end up being the ones who make a crapload of money. And don't worry, that's just a stereotype; I'm not calling you dirty. ^_~

Science/Math Nerd
Literature Nerd
Anime Nerd
Social Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Drama Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace
plonq: (Pluggin' products)
I got tagged by [ profile] vichan for this one. I think I've done a similar meme in the past, but I haven't memed in awhile1 so I thought it might be fun.

Rules: If you're tagged you must list 6 random facts about yourself - 3 true 3 false, so people can guess which are which. Then tag 6 people to do this meme.

At the age of 10 I was entrusted with the wheel of Toot toot! There goes Captain Plonq!

(I would include that one, but I used it in a similar meme awhile back.)

1) I ate a roasted caterpillar on a dare at a school camp out.
2) Given the choice I will always choose corduroy.
3) I think that jellyfish is a tasty snack.
4) I once spent an uncomfortable afternoon in a seedy bar in Mexico while a co-worker tried to buy cocaine.
5) I am slightly red-green colour blind (which is why [ profile] atara doesn't always trust me to dress myself).
6) I was once locked in a computer store overnight with no Internet access.

I am supposed to tag 6 of you with this. Consider yourself tagged if you feel like filling out this meme.

1 Except for this evening, but I started on this one earlier today, so the statement still holds true.

Got goth?

Jun. 1st, 2006 04:42 pm
plonq: (Mysterious Mood)
Goth quiz stolen from [ profile] beerhorse. I obviously don't consider myself "goth", which is what makes the results kind of interesting.

Behind a cut tag because I know how much some of you hate these memes. )


Oct. 18th, 2005 05:14 pm
plonq: (Masturbatory Mood)
Stolen from [ profile] quickcasey.  Anybody who knows me won't find this very surprising.
Read more... )
plonq: (Masturbatory Mood)
A couple of memes stolen from [ profile] swampy and [ profile] lowen_kind respectively.
What is, and what should be. )
What can I say?  Sometimes my inner megalomaniac creeps out from the shadows.
plonq: (Studious Mood)
I think I've done this meme before, but it's worth repeating (and I haven't memed in awhile).

My computer geek score is greater than 93% of all people in the world! How do you compare? Click here to find out!
plonq: (Intrigued mood)
I posted this last year, but they sent me a new one out of the blue.  I didn't know it was a lifetime subscription.  Cool - something for nothing.  <purr>

Click here to see! )
plonq: (Innocent mood)
the Wit
(69% dark, 17% spontaneous, 16% vulgar)
your humor style:

You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're
probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean you're
pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the
Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor
and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the
perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer. Your sense of humor
takes the most effort to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my

Also, you probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm
talking about, check it out here:

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on dark
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on spontaneous
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 99% on vulgar
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid

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