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Guess That Song/Lyrics Game

In General, Music on June 30, 2007 at 11:01:41 am

Name that tune!
Rules:
1. Put your playlist on random.
2. Post the first two lines from the first 20 that play

1. “A heart of stone, a smoking gun; I can give you life, I can take it away”
2. “Summer, I painted a scene that lit the stars for me. Said, “I can erase it for you dear”
3. “If you take a life; do you know what you give?”
4. “The city feels clean this time of night; Just empty streets for me walking home, to clear my head”
5. “I can’t afford to breathe in this time; Nowhere to sit without a gun in my hand”
6. “Time out or just pavement; I’ll write a punk rock song”
7. “When I’m with you baby, I go out of my head; And I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough”
8. “Mother mother, tell your children; That their time has just begun”
9. “It’s colder than before; the seasons took all they had come for”
10. “There’s no work in walking in to fuel the tank; I would grab my shoes and then away I’d walk”
11. “Jesus don’t want me for a sunbeam. Sunbeams aren’t made quite like me.”
12. “Here we come, driving down; Deep and wide, settle down”
13. “Have you ever noticed; that I’m not acting the way I used to do before?”
14. “I need an easy friend; I do with an ear to lend”
15. “To the wounded: I have seen the self image”
16. “Many a hand has scaled the grand old face of the plateau; some belonged to strangers, some to folks you know”
17. “Babe, dream about me; Lie, on the phone to me”
18. “Hold my hand, let’s chase the sun; We both know something’s begun”
19. “Oh, I’ve been working a week and I’m tired; Yeah I’ve been working a week”
20. “Hey man, please don’t make a sound; Take a look around, can’t see what’s right in front of you”

Now you get to guess the songs based on the lyrics. Have fun!

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Scientists Calculate How Much It Costs To Buy Happiness

In Interesting, News on June 12, 2007 at 6:20:25 pm

It is one of the most pondered questions of all time – can money buy happiness?

The answer, according to a study, is yes – but so can friendships and successful relationships.

Researchers have been trying to calculate what effect our finances and lifestyle have on our emotions.

Their main source was a survey of 10,000 Britons, who were asked to rate their level of happiness and answer questions on their wealth, health and social relations.

The team, from the University of London, then placed all these people on a “life satisfaction scale” of one (utterly miserable) to seven (euphoric).

Using the information they had collated, they could calculate how much extra money the average person would have to earn every year to move up from one point on the scale to another.

They also worked out how far life events and changing social relationships on their own could move someone up the satisfaction scale.
By comparing these two types of information, they were able to put a “price” on social and lifestyle factors. So, for example, they found that having excellent health was worth the equivalent of a £304,000-a-year pay rise in how happy it made you feel.

Marriage increases happiness levels by the same amount as earning an extra £54,000 a year, although, surprisingly, living together was worth more, at an extra £82,500. Meanwhile, chatting to your neighbours on a regular basis would make you as happy as getting a £40,000-a-year pay boost.

The scale also works in reverse, however, so that the grief of becoming widowed decreases your satisfaction-with life by the same amount as your salary dropping £200,000 a year.

Dr Nattavudh Powdthavee, one of the main researchers, said: “One of the things we wanted to find out was the answer to the age-old question – can money buy the greatest amount of happiness for us?”

What they found, he explained, was that the results showed the importance of social relationships.

“One potential explanation is that social activities tend to require our attention while they are being experienced, so that the joy derived from them lasts longer in our memory,” he said.

“Income, on the other hand, is mostly in the background.

“We don’t normally have to pay so much attention to the fact that we’ll be getting a pay packet at the end of the week or month, so the joy derived from income doesn’t last as long.”

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Jacked from Crystal

In General, Personal on June 3, 2007 at 11:04:28 am

1: Name – Nicholas D. Heer
2. Nicknames – Nick; “that idiot”
3. Single or taken – Very single
4. Zodiac Sign – Scorpio
5. Male or Female – Male
6. School: Westmount Charter School
7. iPod – 60GB 5th gen
8. How many buddies on your list – 200-something, but I talk to about 10 of them on a regular basis.
9. Screenname: AIM: NHeerDesign; MSN: [iStig]

_____Your Appearance_____
10. Hair Color – Brown
12. Hair Long or Short – Too long right now. Need haircut. Pronto.
13. Do you have bangs – What? Sure?
14. Eye Color – Brown
15. How do your nails look – I like them short, but I need the right hand ones longer for guitar.
16. Height – 6’1″
17. Do you have a crush on someone – Sure, why not?
18. Do you like yourself – Occasionally
19. Braces – Nope
20. Think your awesome – It should be “you’re”. The moron who wrote this test sure isn’t awesome.
21. Piercings – No
22. Tattoo – No
23. Righty or Lefty – Left

___Your ‘Firsts’___
24. Surgery – Hernia
25. First piercing – Nada
26. First best friend – I had a best friend? Probably Scott. Not the Scott that’s at the school now (either of them).
27. First Award – Kiwanis, Grade 1
29. First pet – Border collie
30. First real vacation – Uhh… vacation? That’d be Switzerland, but I don’t remember it. I was 2-ish.
32. First love – Probably not.

___Favorites___
33. Movie – The Departed, James Bond franchise, Blood Diamond, Layer Cake
34. Favorite TV show- House, Top Gear (can’t wait ’till October!)
35. Color(s) – #ff6600, #af1111 (wow that was geeky)
36. Music – Punk, Alternative, Electronic… I’m into a LOT of stuff.
37. Food – Lots.
38. Season – Summer
39. Drink – Sprite (Ice 😀 )
40. Body part not on the face(girl/guy) – Wow. Could this get any more obvious what answer they’re looking for?
41. Sport To Play – Parkour, when I can do it (still learning… very… slowly…)
42. Favorite piece of clothing – Atreyu shirt over another shirt (it shrank a bit in the wash), and jeans
43. Brand Of Clothing – Whatever fits me.
44. What do you sleep with – Blankets and a pillow
45. Fav School subject- Art, Comm Tech
46. Animal(s)- Dogs… because they’re the only things that listen to me.
47. Books – I actually really liked “The Alchemist”.
48. Magazines – Top Gear, Road & Track, Car & Driver, Automobile… notice a pattern?

___Currently___
49. Eating – Nothing
50. i’m drinking – Nothing
52. i’m about to – Go to work in an hour, but first, I must eat. And finish coding my damn website!
53. Listening to – Nothing. Nothing?! What the f— (hold on)…

(waiting for iTunes)

(flipping through cover flow)

“Belief” – John Mayer

55. Waiting For – Nobody
56. Watching – Nothing. How can people watch a movie or TV show, and blog at the same time?
57. Wearing – Shirt, jeans

___Your Future___
58. Want Kids – No
59. Want to Get Married – Not currently
60. Careers in Mind – Graphic design, web design, automotive design, photography, film director.

(what the f*ck happened to 61-74?!)

75. Are you in a relationship – I already answered that. Does even my blog not listen to me!??!
76. Sweet or Caring – Isn’t that the same thing? Probably neither.
77. Trouble Maker or Hesitant – Depends

___Have you ever___
78. Kissed a Stranger – No
79. Drank bubbles – Yup. That was a dumb thing to do.
80. Lost glasses/contacts – Heh… no.
81. Ran Away From Home – No
82. Broken a bone – No
83. Broken someone’s Someone’s Heart – Definitely not.
86. Turned Someone Down – From dancing? Yes. Dating? No.
87. Cried When Someone Died – No. I’m a cold-hearted bastard.
Wait… if that “someone” was a rabbit, yes. People? Nope.
88. Cried at school – Yes

___Do You Believe In___
89. God – No
90. Miracles – No. Everything in the universe can be explained rationally. The “miracle” explanation is for lazy people.
91. Love at first sight – Hasn’t happened to me, so no.
92. Superstitions – No, you moron.
93. Aliens – I’m pretty sure we’re not the only life forms in the galaxy
94. Magic – No
95. Heaven – I think it’s easier to become dirt and compost than to get into heaven.
96. Santa Claus – Not anymore.
97. Sex on the first date – No
98. Kissing on the First Date – Depends who it is
99. Angels – No

___Answer Truthfully___
100. Is There someone You Want To be with right now- No. Retard.