The Ricker Shish Kabab Experiment has been concluded and was deemed a success by all scientists involved. Turns out the old grill also still works! Did you know that shish kabab means literally, in Persian, “skewer of grilled meat”? To sound like a broken record, summer is the bestest.

Have finished ALL books in the house. Must make foray into the library on quest for new reading material. Will report on findings after reconnaissance is complete. If not back in two weeks, don’t come after me; will already have died of book joy, or starvation.

Last night we watched Sahara, which was incredibly mediocre, somewhat dumb, and highly implausible. Though, some funny lines from the sidekick guy, I liked him. He seems to subscribe to the John Sheppard of Stargate Atlantis school of hair, which I found amusing (see what I mean). I think maybe I pay too much attention to people’s hair.

You know, I must be missing the appeal some of these Hollywood darlings are supposed to have. Until yesterday, I thought that this guy, this guy, this guy, and this guy were all the same person. I’ve seen movies that they’ve all been in, and I still didn’t notice they were different people. They’re all the same! It’s like you just copy and paste any of them into your cookie-cutter movie script of choice and *poof*, instant money at the box office. I do not understand.

Two hours later: Speaking of movies, we just saw Redeye tonight (it’s movie week) and it was coolly creepy. Creepily cool? I dunno. Like Flightplan, it’s a thriller on a plane, but it’s much…darker, I think is the word, than Flightplan was. Also, if you ever meet Cillian Murphy in a dark alley, don’t stop to have vodka, just run. Anyone with eyes like that has to be an alien or a serial killer. No offense, dude.

This mood theme thing…you mean I can construct my own, out of any pictures I want? I could make one for Star Wars, one for Lord of the Rings…why, I could have one of all shoes, or all different shots of people’s hair, or apples, or Luke Skywalker, or glasses, or all of people I know! I think that could be very neat, but I realize this has the potential to be scary. *ponders*

Advanced Global Personality Test Results

Extraversion |||||||||| 40%
Stability |||||||||||||||||||| 86%
Orderliness |||||||||||||||| 70%
Accommodation |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||| 63%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Mystical |||||||||| 36%
Artistic |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Religious |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Hedonism || 10%
Materialism |||||| 23%
Narcissism |||||||||||||||| 63%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Work ethic |||||||||||||| 56%
Self absorbed |||| 16%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||| 50%
Need to dominate |||||||||||||| 56%
Romantic |||||||||| 36%
Avoidant |||||||||| 36%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||| 56%
Wealth |||| 16%
Dependency || 10%
Change averse |||||||||||| 43%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Individuality |||||||||||||| 56%
Sexuality |||||||||| 36%
Peter pan complex |||||| 30%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Physical Fitness |||||||||||||||||| 77%
Histrionic || 10%
Paranoia |||||||||||| 50%
Vanity |||||| 30%
Hypersensitivity || 10%
Female cliche |||||||||| 36%

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“Stability results were very high which suggests you are extremely relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic.

“Orderliness results were high which suggests you are overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense too often of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.

“Extraversion results were moderately low which suggests you are reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.

trait snapshot:

secretive, organized, clean, rarely worries, solitary, high self control, dislikes large parties, prefers organized to unpredictable, prudent, observer, tough, self reliant, very good at saving money, introverted, perfectionist, mind over heart, not controlling of others, hard working, confident, resolute, solitary, does not make friends easily, finisher, does not like to stand out, very practical, intellectual, unsympathetic at times, honest, respects authority, follows the rules, cautious.”

^^Those are so funny.

Speaking of histrionic…