June 30th, 2004

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Fun personality quiz

You are an SEDF--Sober Emotional Destructive Follower. This makes you an evil genius. You are extremely focused and difficult to distract from your tasks. With luck, you have learned to channel your energies into improving your intellect, rather than destroying the weak and unsuspecting.

Your friends may find you remote and a hard nut to crack. Few of your peers know you very well--even those you have known a long time--because you have expert control of the face you put forth to the world. You prefer to observe, calculate, discern and decide. Your decisions are final, and your desire to be right is impenetrable.

You are not to be messed with. You may explode.

Sounds about right...

The "Why The F**k Did I Ever Think A Ph.D. Was A Good Idea?" Emergency Survival Kit

My sister, drown_not_wave's controlling entity, has been sounding increasingly stressed of late. That would, I feel, be something to do with the two and a half months of funding left on her PhD, and the whole thesis-writing concept (quantumboo, I can hear that "hell, yeah!" from here).

I have put together a little care package for her, which I will be taking down to the post office later on today. (This post is friends-locked only so that she doesn't see it, I should add.) edit: the parcel has now been received so no need for the lock

The contents:

  • One copy of MagCulture: New Magazine Design (originally bought as a birthday present but hey, she can have it early)
  • One copy of ELLE Decoration, a magazine she enjoys but can't usually afford to spend the money on
  • Half a bottle of vodka
  • One packet of Rocket Fuel coffee
  • One packet of Pro-Plus
  • Herbal anti-stress remedy
  • Herbal sleep-helping pills (yes, I realise this may be incompatible with some of the above)
  • Large packet of fun-size chocolate bars
  • Six tubes of Smarties
  • Five bars of assorted Lindt chocolate
  • Packet of highlighter pens
  • Packet of glitter gel pens (she has a stationery fetish)
  • Two packets of batteries -- for a girl's best friend
  • Some CDs (varying from Apocalyptica to Aqua via Irish Drinking Songs)
  • A calendar

The calendar is not an ordinary calendar. It includes July 1st - 67th or so, August 1st - 70th, and is blank after the 17th September (which is the date her money runs out -- I hope...). I've included appropriate imagery. January and February are peaceful, pastoral scenes. April is a shark fin cutting through the water. Later months include someone tearing their hair out, someone in a straitjacket, and suchlike, and September itself is a nuclear detonation... October, November and December are just plain black.

Hope she likes it, 'cause I suspect it's going to cost me a moderate-sized fortune to post ;)