Fairly Symmetrical

November 2005 Archives

10:41 PM by Eric: I have the smartest dog in the whole world Personal

Picture this: yesterday evening, Jenny is making my birthday dinner. I'm watching hockey in the living room. Cara is standing in the kitchen watching. Jenny says to Cara, "It's Eric's birthday. You should go snuggle with him." Immediately, Cara walks out of the kitchen, into the living room, jumps up on the couch and cuddles up against me.

Seriously. The dog understands spoken English. She's awesome. :)

Charlie, of course, is at least smart enough to follow her lead, and cuddled up on my other side. Which is not a bad way to spend a bit of one's birthday evening, I have to say.

12:01 AM by Eric: What does your birth date mean? Personal

What does your birth date mean?

Your birth on the 17th day of the month suggests that you are very lucky financially, because this date indicates a solid business sense.


Although you are probably very honest and ethical, this birthday enables you to be shrewd and successful in the world of business and commercial enterprise. You have excellent organizational, managerial, and administrative capabilities enabling you to handle large projects and significant amounts of money with relative ease.


You are ambitious and highly goal-oriented, although you may be better at starting projects than you are at finishing them.

Finally something halfway accurate. :)

A sensitivity in your nature, often repressed below the surface of awareness, makes it hard to give or receive affection.

Er. Okay.

Seriously, if I believed in numerology at all, this would have put paid to it. :-D

06:06 PM by Eric: Life is complicated Personal

Okay, so I would have added Neil to the banner already, except that my computer committed suicide about two weeks ago and the first replacement motherboard I got was bad. So I am operating in a close similitude to the dark ages before the Internet. It's scary.

Random word for today: "nekoneko", from Indonesian. It means "to have a creative idea which only makes things worse". I feel a deep resonance for this word in my own life. ;)

Good news, though; I have finally learned a proper hockey stop. In the words of my hockey coach, it's "kind of shaky", but at least it's there. Only took me 6 months to learn it. :-P

Hopefully I'll have time for a longer update soon.

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