I signed up to chat with and meet people - some of whom I normally wouldn't meet. I didn't choose any restrictions because I didn't want to prejudge people. Is that a category? I don't answer a first email w/o pictures or that's just that Hey there :) thing...it's an awful conversation-starter, don't you think?
Misc: I'm not a hunter - that rifle is a pellet gun for the joke that Sophie and I hunted that container out of Mill Creek. "McLovin" is from the movie Superbad...don't read too much into it. And don't read too much into "Superbad" I suppose. Or "Mc" - I'm not Scottish. That should cover it, or even beat it to death.
This passion is detrimental to me, for you do not reflect that you are the cause of its excess. If any being felt emotions of benevolence towards me, I should return them a hundred and a hundredfold; for that one creature's sake I would make peace with the whole kind. But I now indulge in dreams of bliss that cannot be realized. What I ask of you is reasonable and moderate; I demand a creature of another sex, but as hideous as myself; the gratification is small, but it is all that I can receive, and it shall content me. It is true, we shall be monsters, cut off from all the world; but on that account we shall be more attached to one another. Our lives will not be happy, but they will be harmless and free from the misery I now feel. Oh, my creator, make me happy; let me feel gratitude towards you for one benefit. Let me see that I excite the sympathy of some existing thing; do not deny me my request.
Okay, I'm not that romantic of an orator, but guess who is. It's a soliloquy from Frankenstein's monster. Will put the book on my list - my growing list of classic books to read. Must renew library card.
It's kind of a waste, because I only have one coffee at work in the morning, but we got a new coal-fired Wolf-Ferrari cappuccino machine. It's capable of 10,000 psi steam pressure filtered through an industrial plunger using 5 pounds of coffee for each pint of finished product. Using sea water, the resulting elixir produced from this machine has 11,256 times the amount of caffeine found in regular coffee. Originally designed by a team of out of work Italians in the early 1950’s, it was constructed by German industrialists hoping to establish a new market for the flagging European coal industry. Considered too big and overpowered for home use, a prototype was finally made for use in the mining industry. Finding no real use for the behemoth, it floundered in an industrial stockyard for 46 years until discovered in 1997.