I'm Anything But Ordinary

I'm Anything But Ordinary

28 February 2009

You're Gonna Go Far Kid

~~~~ Confused

Show me how to lie
You're getting better all the time
And turning all against one
is an art thats hard to teach

Another clever word
sets off an unsuspecting herd
And as you step back into line
a mob jumps to their feet

Now dance, fucker, dance
man, he never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you steal away
Take him out today
nice work you did
You’re gonna go far, kid

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit em' right between the eyes
Hit em' right between the eyes

when you walk away,
nothing more to say.
see the lightning in your eyes
see em' running for their lives

slowly out of line
and drifting closer in your sights
So play it all, I’m wide awake
It’s a scene about me

There’s something in your way
And now someone is gonna pay
And if you can’t get what you want
Well, it’s all because of me

Now dance, fucker, dance
man he never ever had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

And now you lead the way
show the light of day
nice work you did
You’re gonna go far, kid

Trust deceived!

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit em' right between the eyes
Hit em' right between the eyes

when you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See them running for their lives

Now dance, fucker, dance
He never had a chance
And no one even knew
It was really only you

So dance, fucker, dance
I never had a chance
It was really only you

With a thousand lies
And a good disguise
Hit em' right between the eyes
Hit em' right between the eyes

when you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
see them running for their lives

clever alibis
lord of the flies
Hit em' right between the eyes
Hit em' right between the eyes

when you walk away
Nothing more to say
See the lightning in your eyes
See em' running for their lives
-- Offspring

23 February 2009

Anthropology Museum

Name Game

~~~~ Sleepy

YOUR REAL NAME: Megan Noël Dice
2.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:(mother and fathers middle names) Kay Scott
3.NASCAR NAME:(first name of your mother's dad, father's dad) Herald Donald
4.STAR WARS NAME:(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first name) Dicme
5.DETECTIVE NAME:(favorite color, favorite animal) Orange Eagle
6.SOAP OPERA NAME:(middle name, town where you were born) Noël Wooster
7.SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd fav color, fav drink, add "THE" to the beginning) The Green Coffee
8.FLY NAME:(first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name) Mece
9.STREET NAME:(fav ice cream flavor, fav cookie) Magic Brownie Samoa
10.SKANK NAME: (1st pet's name, street you grew up on) Whiskers Cannon
11.GANGSTA NAME:(first 3 letters of first name plus 'izzle') Megizzle
12.YOUR GOTH NAME:(black, and the name of one of your pets) Black Boo

12 February 2009

Happy Birthday Darwin!

~~~~ Restless

In 200 years I'd like to see your theories look this good!
Happy Birthday Chuck. You were one awesome dude.

10 February 2009

This Story Makes Me Smile

~~~~ Awake

Quiet Revolution on the Playground

By Madeleine Morris
BBC World Service, Jerusalem

Tucked discreetly at the end of a car park, in between a Jewish and an Arab neighbourhood, Jerusalem's Hand in Hand school is effecting a quiet revolution in Arab-Jewish relations.

In Israel, nearly all educational institutions are segregated - Arabs in one school, Jews in another.

But at the Max Rayne Hand in Hand school in Jerusalem, each group makes up exactly half of the student population.

The school has recently grown in size, and now has 460 pupils attending its largest campus in the neighbourhood of Patt in southern Jerusalem. The Jewish and Israeli Arab children study side by side in both Hebrew and Arabic.

The school's philosophy is clearly producing a genuine affection and understanding.

"Kids need to meet the other side more," says Jamie Bregman, a Jewish Israeli who, now aged 15 and in ninth grade, was one of the school's original class intake.

"If you ask a kid from a regular neighbourhood "What's an Arab?", he'd say a worker or a suicide bomber, and that's not right at all. They're like us, they're human beings. They just need to meet each other."

The general election on Tuesday 10 February is clearly weighing on the children's minds.

Jamie's friend, 14-year-old Aboud Ayyad is particularly worried about what the outcome will mean for him and his Arab friends and family.

"The elections won't do a lot for either side," he says.

"If Tzipi [Livni] or Bibi [Binyamin Netanyahu] get in, they'll just do exactly the same and it will be bad for Arabs."

Difficult choices

Aboud predicts that in the next 10 to 15 years many Arabs will leave Israel and the Palestinian territories because it will become harder to move and work, especially in the West Bank and Gaza.

"They'll just go to Canada or America and Israel will become more Jewish," he says.

Avery Burrows, aged 12, is already fed up with politicians.

She says she doesn't talk about politics much with her parents who immigrated to Israel from America.

But as she sits playing with the hair of her Arab friend Areen Nasheef she is adamant about the quality of the country's politicians.

"No-one's really good enough to run this country," she says defiantly.

On the subject of Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of the ultra-nationalist Yisrael Beiteinu party, Jamie, Aboud, Avery and Areen are all agreed.

Avigdor Lieberman's hardline policies on security and the country's Israeli-Arab minority have grown in popularity amid a general swing to the right among an electorate strongly supportive of Israel's recent military operation in Gaza.

His policies include the proposed introduction of a law demanding Israeli-Arabs pledge allegiance to Israel as a Jewish state.

"Avigdor Lieberman shouldn't even be in this country. He's really racist and no-one should vote for him," says Jamie, shaking his head.

Areen is visibly upset by the subject.

"It makes me feel bad, what he says about Arabs. He says we're not connected to Israel, and they want to take us off this land which belonged to us before. So how can they take one of the most important parts of this country and make it into only a Jewish state?"

At the age of 12, Areen is already articulating the frustrations felt by Arab-Israelis, who make up 20% of the population, but are underrepresented in all public spheres, including the Knesset, the country's parliament.

Genuine friendships

"I don't blame my Jewish friends for what happened in 1948, but I do feel that this was mine before," Areen says.

"I was born here and grew up here and I am a citizen. But every time I feel like I'm enjoying the country the other side of me feels as though I shouldn't because they took my grandparents' land and they killed people."

Mustafa Hssean has been in the same class as Jamie for the past nine years and the two clearly share a genuine affection and friendship.

But Mustafa's views on the recent conflict in Gaza are just as clear.

"I think both sides are stupid. Every time Hamas sends rockets to Sderot the Jews hate more Arabs, and every time the Jews bomb Gaza, the Arabs hate more Jews," he says with resignation.

His greatest fear is that in 15 years from now the state will throw him and the rest of the Arab community out of the Israel, declaring that it is not their land.

His smile belies the weight of the words coming from his 14-year-old mouth.

"This is my home. I have to be here. I love this place."

08 February 2009

Let's See How Bad It Really Is...

~~~~ Hopeful

This looked like fun. If you wish to play, copy and paste the list and x what you've seen and keep a running total.

Movies > 83 = No Life

(x) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(x) Grease
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean
(x) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest
(x) Boondock Saints
( ) Fight Club
(x) Starsky and Hutch
( ) Neverending Story
(x) Blazing Saddles
( ) Airplane
Total so far: 7

(x) The Princess Bride
(x) Anchorman
(x) Napoleon Dynamite
(x) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
( ) Anger Management
( ) 50 First Dates
(x) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement
Total so far: 11

(x) Scream
( ) Scream 2
( ) Scream 3
(x) Scary Movie
( ) Scary Movie 2
( ) Scary Movie 3
( ) Scary Movie 4
( ) American Pie
( ) American Pie 2
( ) American Wedding
( ) American Pie Band Camp
Total so far: 13

(x) Harry Potter 1
(x) Harry Potter 2
(x) Harry Potter 3
(x) Harry Potter 4
( ) Resident Evil 1
( ) Resident Evil 2
(x) The Wedding Singer
( ) Little Black Book
( ) The Village
(x) Lilo & Stitch
Total so far: 19

(x) Finding Nemo
(x) Finding Neverland
( ) Signs
(x) The Grinch
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre
( ) Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning
(x) White Chicks
( ) Butterfly Effect
(x) 13 Going on 30
( ) I, Robot
(x) Robots
Total so far: 25

( ) Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
( ) Universal Soldier
( ) Lemony Snicket: A Series Of Unfortunate Events
( ) Along Came Polly
( ) Deep Impact
( ) KingPin
(x) Never Been Kissed
( ) Meet The Parents
( ) Meet the Fockers
( ) Eight Crazy Nights
( ) Joe Dirt
Total so far: 27

( ) A Cinderella Story
( ) The Terminal
( ) The Lizzie McGuire Movie
( ) Passport to Paris
(x) Dumb & Dumber
( ) Dumber & Dumberer
( ) Final Destination
( ) Final Destination 2
( ) Final Destination 3
( ) Halloween
( ) The Ring
( ) The Ring 2
( ) Surviving X-MAS
(x) Flubber
Total so far: 29

(x) Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
(x) Practical Magic
(x) Chicago
( ) Ghost Ship
( ) From Hell
(x) Hellboy
( ) Secret Window
( ) I Am Sam
( ) The Whole Nine Yards
( ) The Whole Ten Yards
Total so far: 33

(x) The Day After Tomorrow
( ) Child's Play
( ) Seed of Chucky
( ) Bride of Chucky
(x) Ten Things I Hate About You
( ) Just Married
( ) Gothika
( ) Nightmare on Elm Street
( ) Sixteen Candles
(x) Remember the Titans
( ) Coach Carter
( ) The Grudge
( ) The Grudge 2
(x) The Mask
( ) Son Of The Mask
Total so far: 37

( ) Bad Boys
( ) Bad Boys 2
(x) Joy Ride
( ) Lucky Number Slevin
(x) Ocean's Eleven
(x) Ocean's Twelve
( ) Bourne Identity
( ) Bourne Supremecy
( ) Lone Star
(x) Bedazzled
( ) Predator I
( ) Predator II
( ) The Fog
(x) Ice Age
(x) Ice Age 2: The Meltdown
( ) Curious George
Total so far: 43

(x) Independence Day
( ) Cujo
( ) A Bronx Tale
( ) Darkness Falls
( ) Christine
(x) ET
( ) Children of the Corn
( ) My Bosses Daughter
( ) Maid in Manhattan
( ) War of the Worlds
(x) Rush Hour
Total so far: 46

( ) Best Bet
(x) How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
(x) She's All That
( ) Calendar Girls
( ) Sideways
( ) Mars Attacks
( ) Event Horizon
(x) Ever After
(x) Wizard of Oz
(x) Forrest Gump
( ) Big Trouble in Little China
( ) The Terminator 2
( ) The Terminator 3
Total so far: 51

(x) X-Men
(x) X-2
(x) X-3
(x) Spider-Man
(x) Spider-Man 2
(x) Sky High
( ) Jeepers Creepers
( ) Jeepers Creepers 2
( ) Catch Me If You Can
(x) The Little Mermaid
( ) Freaky Friday
( ) Reign of Fire
(x) The Skulls
(x) Cruel Intentions
( ) Cruel Intentions 2
( ) The Hot Chick
(x) Shrek
(x) Shrek 2
Total so far: 62

( ) Swimfan
( ) Miracle on 34th street
( ) Old School
( ) The Notebook
( ) K-Pax
( ) Krippendorf's Tribe
(x) A Walk to Remember
( ) Ice Castles
( ) Boogeyman
(x) The 40-year-old Virgin
Total so far: 64

(x) Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring
(x) Lord of the Rings The Two Towers
(x) Lord of the Rings Return Of the King
(x) Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
(x) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
(x) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
Total so far: 70

( ) Baseketball
( ) Hostel
( ) Waiting for Guffman
( ) House of 1000 Corpses
( ) Devils Rejects
(x) Elf
( ) Highlander
( ) Mothman Prophecies
( ) American History X
( ) Three
Total so Far: 71

( ) The Jacket
( ) Kung Fu Hustle
( ) Shaolin Soccer
( ) Night Watch
(x) Monsters Inc.
(x) Titanic
(x) Monty Python and the Holy Grail
( ) Shaun Of the Dead
( ) Willard
Total so far: 74

( ) High Tension
( ) Club Dread
( ) Hulk
( ) Dawn Of the Dead
(x) Hook
(x) Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe
( ) 28 days later
( ) Orgazmo
( ) Phantasm
( ) Waterworld
Total so far: 76

(x) Kill Bill vol 1
(x) Kill Bill vol 2
( ) Mortal Kombat
( ) Wolf Creek
(x) Kingdom of Heaven
( ) the Hills Have Eyes (the original!)
( ) I Spit on Your Grave aka the Day of the Woman
( ) The Last House on the Left
( ) Re-Animator
( ) Army of Darkness
Total so far: 79

(x) Star Wars Ep. I The Phantom Menace
(x) Star Wars Ep. II Attack of the Clones
(x) Star Wars Ep. III Revenge of the Sith
(x) Star Wars Ep. IV A New Hope
(x) Star Wars Ep. V The Empire Strikes Back
(x) Star Wars Ep. VI Return of the Jedi
(x) Ewoks Caravan Of Courage
(x) Ewoks The Battle For Endor
Total so far: 87

( ) The Matrix
( ) The Matrix Reloaded
( ) The Matrix Revolutions
( ) Animatrix
( ) Evil Dead
( ) Evil Dead 2
(x) Team America: World Police
( ) Red Dragon
( ) Silence of the Lambs
( ) Hannibal
Total: 88

Even I have no life! And I really don't watch that many movies!

Currently Listening To: Real Love - Regina Spektor


~~~~ Indescribable

"In life you'll meet a lot of jerks. If they hurt you, tell yourself that it's because they're stupid. That will help keep you from reacting to their cruelty. Because there is nothing worse than bitterness and vangeance... always keep your dignity and be true to yourself."
- Marjane Satrapi. Persepolis.

06 February 2009

Tag Meme

~~~~ Thoughtful

The blurb: "How this memetic works is that you leave a comment on this post, and I’ll assign you a letter. Then you write about ten things you love that begin with your assigned letter, and post it at your place. When people comment on your list, you give them a letter, and the chain continues on and on."

I harassed Bebbet and he gave me P! Okay... I think I can do this...

1. Peace
Call me a hippie but this is the most important thing in the world to me. Looking around the world and seeing all the violence, hate, and unrest I wish everyone could just take a step back and see what's going on. Palestine, Tibet, Mexico, Darfur, I don't care where you go there needs to be a way to stop the hate and live in peace. Call it pace, salaam, shalom, whatever. I just want peace.

2. Postsecret
This blog is my newest addiction. I anxiously anticipate Sundays when the new posts will become available. I've always wanted to send in a secret but not one of emo ones that are just depressing to read. I wanna send in one of the funny ones that everyone gets a kick out of.
Here's my favorite from last week:

3. Pirates
Maybe it's just the particular adventures of a certain Captain Jack Sparrow, but pirates are undoubtably sexy. I think I'll probably stick to the romanticized, glamorized hollywood pirates because reading hitorical documents on real pirates leaves out many of the ideals that make pirates so appealing. But when it comes down to the whole pirates vs ninjas debate pirates win. Period.

4. Popcorn
Can you say yummy? Maybe it's just the associations with popcorn that makes it so wonderful... I mean I rarely am known to eat popcorn alone. Eatting popcorn normally means curling up with some friends either watching a movie, playing a game, or just generally hanging out. The first time we ever used JiffyPop (you know, the kind you cook on the stove in the little aluminum bag that puffs out?) was an experience that I will always remember. So blame it on the kerneley, buttery, goodness if you'd like but popcorn will always hold a special place in my heart.

Can't say I agree with everything PETA does... i.e. I believe animal testing is important for such medicines that will make a massive differences for humanity, such as one created to cure or help previously incurable diseases, such as AZT. But the big picture that PETA looks at is in my opinion very important. First of all, I am a vegetarian so PETA's stand that humanity is capable of living full and healthy lives without mass-producing and mass-slaughtering animals is something I hold near and dear to myself. We are running this planet into the ground and considering the land area that it takes to feed one cow could feed 18 vegetarians, I believe this world, especially first world countries who can afford to be a little more shrewd in what they consume, should be more aware about how they use this world and what they do with it.

6. Poetry
This is something I wish I could be better at writing. Poetry can be seen in many different forms. It can be written, sung, spoken, performed, seen, and experienced on so many levels. I love all forms of poetry and while I can't say I have enjoyed every single poem I have every read or heard, I can't say I've loved all forms of language, or writing that I have ever read or heard. Poetry is something that can be straight-forward or complex, beautiful or ugly. I love poetry and I love that it plays such an important role in my life.

7. Procrastination
I use to be so good at not procrastinating. I got things done well before they were due and had everything within my life organized. Then I went to Egypt. After living in a society that upholds the sentiment "I'll think about it tomorrow, god willing" I've found my organizational skills slipping and my procrastination skills being refined. I also blame being a senior. Senioritis is creeping up and I think I can now procrastinate with the best of them!

8. Punk
It's not necessarily the lifestyle I live by but there are aspects of Punk culture that I adore. Such bands as Flogging Molly, Linkin Park, and Evanescence appeal to me to no end. Paint my nails black, let me wear a pair of Chucks, and give me black eyeliner and you'll find me in my element. I think if you stuck me in a room of "pure blooded punks" I'd probably be slightly out of sorts. But the parts of punk culture I've made a part of my life I would be hard pressed to give up... and hey, at least it's not emo!

9. Puppies
Puppies are some of the cutest things ever! I still have yet to make up mind if I'll ever have children, but I will have puppies. Hopefully a West Highland Terrier, or a Huskie, or a Border Terrier. The idea of having a puppy that I can train, and bond with, and grow up with will make me feel like maybe I'm accomplishing something in my life. My first puppy, is still alive but she's getting older. The idea of losing her is heart-breaking but I know that she lived a good life and I played a big part in that. I can't wait to give another puppy the same opportunity.

10. Portman, Natalie
One of the women I would happily go gay for.

Soooo sexy.

03 February 2009

All I Want...

~~~~ Relaxed

All I want is for ONE GUY to prove to me that they're not all the same.


Currently Watching: Family Guy (and hiding from the snow)

01 February 2009

Stolen from Bebbet

~~~~ Gloomy

001. Real name – Megan Noël Dice
002. Nickname(s) - elentari
003. Status – emotionally unavailable?
004. Zodiac sign – Sagittarius
005. Male or female – female
006. Religion - or lack there of...
007. Elementary – 7 lifetimes ago?
008. Middle School - 5 lifetimes ago?
009. High School – 3 liftimes ago?
010. Hair color – Brown
011. Eye color – blue
012. Loud or Quiet - depends on who i'm with...
013. Sweats or Jeans - Jeans
014. Phone or Camera - phone
015. Health freak - or lack thereof...
016. Favorite Physical Quality – Eyes
017. Do you have a crush on someone? - really don't want to say yes but... yessss
019. Piercing – 5
020. Tattoos - None
021. Water or Fire – excuse me?
022. Love of your life or 4 Billion Dollars - sigh... will this scenerio find said love of my life for me?
023. First fear – ummm...
024. First best friend – Nicole
025. First award – uh....
026. First crush – I got a rose from a boy named tommy in preschool...
027. First pet – a hamster named Whiskers
028. Car trip - We're driving to Florida in a few months?
029. First big birthday – um the first one?
030. Siblings - n.a.
033. Favorite Dessert - ice cream cake.
034. Favorite toy in your house – Barney my macbook
035. Ring? - um finger?
036. Favorite Season - Spring
037. Favorite Flower(s) – Orange Orchids
038. Favorite Spice - Baby?
039. Pancakes or Waffles – Mickey Waffles!
040. Left or Right-handed - Right
041. Virgin? - No... but I'm beginning to think that life route would have been the way to go...
042. How many relationships have you been in? - Fourish?
043. Silver or Gold? - Silver
044. Checkers or Chess? - Checkers
045. Desktop or laptop? - Laptop
046. Ever been Out of the country? - Yes
047. Where? - too many to name
048. Big City or Small town? - Big cities for the most part
049. Favorite Food type - Sushi
050. Favorite Drink – Coffee
051. Dogs or Cats – Dogs
052. I'm about to – sit in bed all day? get some reading done? NOT watch the super bowl?
053. Listening to – Third season of Buffy
054. Plans for today – see those things i'm "about" to do
055. Waiting for - the clean break
056. Your Height - 5'1"
057. Contacts or Glasses - Shades
058. Want kids? - perhaps i'll adopt...
059. Want to get married? - not a necessity but if the right guy asked...
060. Careers in mind – something in a museum
061. Rain or Snow - Snow!
062. Gloves or Mittens - Gloves
063. Favorite Girl's Name – Lessa
064. Favorite Boy's Name – Jude
065. Believe in Magic? - Not for the most part
066. Soda, Pop, or Coke? - Soda
067. Brain or Brawn? - Brain
068. Prefer Lips or eyes – Eyes
069. Great body or great Personality? - Personality
070. Do you want to be Shorter or taller? - i wouldn't mind a touch taller...
071. Do you want to initiate the relationship or him/her? - i've been the initiater for too long... i need a little bit of initiation
072. Romantic or spontaneous - You can't be spontaneously romantic?
073. Nice stomach or nice arms – arms... all the better to hold me with
074. Sensitive or loud – Sensitive
075. Hook-up or relationship – relationship!!!
076. Should you be friends first or date first? - this is a case-by-case situation
077. Troublemaker or hesitant – hesitant
078. Chivalry or not? - Chivalry!!!
079. Favorite Board Game – Monopoly or Disney Scene It
080. Lost glasses/contacts – No
081. Ran away from home – No
082. Held a gun/knife for defense? - No
083. Killed someone? - As of today?
084. Heartbroken – Yes
085. Been arrested – No
086. Done anything illegal - Yes
087. Cried when someone died – yes
088. Cried by yourself – yes
089. Laughed till you cried? - yes
090. Believe in Miracles? – no
091. Believe in Love at first sight? - no
092. Heaven – It'd be nice I guess...
093. Santa Claus - Didn't he die like 400 years ago?
094. Say 'I Love you' on the first date – sorry i'm not Ted...
095. Sex on the first date - it's known to happen
096. Hold hands on the first date – umm... i'm not sure if the church elders would uphold such tomfoolery
097. Is there one person you want to be with right now – Yes
098. Are you seriously happy with where you are in life – ask me in a few months
099. Do you believe in God? - No
100. Is anybody going to take this from you? - probably not