Archive for April, 2006

Another Temperament Test Result

Monday, April 24th, 2006

***You Have a Psychopathic Temperament***

Introspective and reflective, you think about killing everything and anything. You are a soft-hearted time bomb. You long for the end of this ideal life. You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you, and that is why you must destroy it all.

Given enough time alone, it’s easy for you to lose your mind. You tend to be spiritual, in that you’ll torture the religious first. Wise and patient, you can help people through difficult times, by chopping them into little pieces or attacking them with a golf club.

At your worst, you brood then maim. Your negative thoughts can trap you, just the way you like it. You are reserved and withdrawn and terrifying. This makes it hard to connect to others. That and the fact that you often kill them first. You tend to over think small things, and over think, and over think until you explode in a rage so pure that you are lost in the river of blood that flows from the bodies of the undeserving.

You are cool and collected

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

So it seems it’s personality test time again!

You Have a Phlegmatic Temperament
Mild mannered and laid back, you take life at a slow pace.
You are very consistent – both in emotions and actions.
You tend to absorb set backs easily. You are cool and collected.
It is difficult to offend you. You can remain composed and unemotional.
You are a great friend and lover. You don’t demand much of others.
While you are quiet, you have a subtle wit that your friends know well.
At your worst, you are lazy and unwilling to work at anything.
You often get stuck in a rut, without aspirations or dreams.
You can get too dependent on others, setting yourself up for abandonment.
What Temperment Are You?

All true, except the bit that says: “You don’t demand much of others.”

I’m happy with the result of this test, just because it says “You are cool and collected” ;)

temperament test

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

It’s personality test time again!


You Have a Melancholic Temperament


Introspective and reflective, you think about everything and anything.
You are a soft-hearted daydreamer. You long for your ideal life.
You love silence and solitude. Everyday life is usually too chaotic for you.

Given enough time alone, it’s easy for you to find inner peace.
You tend to be spiritual, having found your own meaning of life.
Wise and patient, you can help people through difficult times.

At your worst, you brood and sulk. Your negative thoughts can trap you.
You are reserved and withdrawn. This makes it hard to connect to others.
You tend to over think small things, making decisions difficult.

What Temperment Are You?

I’m guessing this test is related to the theory of the four humours. I can agree about being melancholic (at least I’m not phlegmatic, if only because of the awful sound of the word, though I’m sure it’s much more healthy). I’m doubtful about the “wise” bit, amongst other things (the description, ‘soft-hearted daydreamer’ makes me want to kick a wall, for example).

I can’t help but think that being perched on a ledge is a bit extreme for an illustration of melancholy and that the girl in the image could use some warmer clothes but maybe that’s just the black bile talking.

Walk the Line (2005)

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Max advised me to go see “Walk the line“; he’d heard it was very good. Now I can tell him to go!

I didn’t really know Johnny Cash except a few enjoyable songs given by Amy (thanks!). I knew nothing of Johnny Cash and I had never even heard of June Carter (isn’t that some poor culture?)
It was a fantastic movie. The performance of the actors was simply amazing. I was totally mesmerized by Joaquin Phoenix whom I had seen only in Gladiator. I couldn’t get my eyes off of him. Reese Witherspoon was perfect. I totally forgot she had been Legally Blond in a former life.

And at the end of the movie, I was pretty sad it was over (the movie lasts 2 hours and fifteen minutes), and while reading the credits, I was bewildered when I saw Joaquin Pheonix and Reese Witherspoon had performed the songs themselves. Incredibly good performance. I need the DVD and the soundtrack now :)

Also, I want to know more about their lives, more than what I learnt from the movie that is based on the auto-biography of Johnny Cash.

Oops, they did it again

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

I mean ColiPoste. I’ve had to deal with them 3 times in a month and this is the 3rd time they claim they’ve attempted to deliver an item and we were absent. Yeah right.

No notification in the mailbox that they actually attempted to deliver. So maybe this is standard operating procedure.

Or maybe they’re trying to make the world believe that people are never at home.

Slackers!

like the wind, only not nearly as nice

Monday, April 10th, 2006

Thanks to some ‘friends’ mentioning the Dirty Dancing soundtrack (and really, there’s no excuse for that) I have the song “She’s Like the Wind” in my head.  Damn you, Patrick Swayze.

My only comfort is that maybe it’s in your head now  too and you are suffering as well.  Cruel, yes, well, maybe, but  she’s like the wind and I’m a fooooool to believe.

visited 15 countries (6%)

Monday, April 3rd, 2006

map of countries, the one I visited coloured in red

I saw this when I was looking at Chaals’ blog and decided to make my own map. 15 countries visited, 6%.
I am very fortunate to be able to travel.

I should be honest with regard to the map above as there is lots of red in it for very little I have seen. It seems by looking at it that I’ve seen all of the USA, all of China and all of France (and the rest).

Being French I am a little ashamed of the small amount of places I’ve visited. On the other hand, I’ve lived in 10 towns in France (6 over the last 6 years).

I’ve travelled 3 times to Spain, 4 times to Italy, 4 times to Germany, twice to Amsterdam, the Netherlands, once to Geneva, Switzerland, once to Budapest, Hungary (well twice in fact, I went in a scouting mission before the real time ;), I’ve been 6 or 7 times in the UK and I lived a year in Edinburgh when I was 21.

I’ve travelled once to Toronto and twice to Montreal, Canada, to Boston (a few times) and around, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Jose in the USA. I travelled once to Tokyo, Japan, once to Hong-Kong, China. I travelled once to New-Zealand, last year, for a pretty pretty enjoyable 3-week vacation. We covered about 4800 kilometers from Auckland in the North Island to Wanaka in the South Island and back.

Dream of jail

Sunday, April 2nd, 2006

In the dream, a thief had already been to jail and either he had escaped and they were looking for him, or he had done again something wrong. They were looking for him. And I knew him. Or I had known him.

I remembered the first time in jail, I had visited him and had been allowed to stay overnight in his cell. It was situated at the end of a long and grey-green corridor, the last cell on the right. The walls were grey-green too. There was a window with a view on a pine forest below. The cell was shaped like an upside-down L, with the bed on the right and a shower area is the small part of the L.

So they had found him again and I was in the middle of it for an unknown reason, I was taken with the police everywhere they went. I didn’t much like it. A group of policemen had taken him back to the jail and I was in the group with the inspectors and we were on our way to the jail.

It seems that all of the above was some background information and that the dream really started with a pursuit in a dark and long tunnel. I don’t know who are pursuing me or who I am pursuing. I am running and there is a flashlight illuminating the way. I know I am not alone. We run faster than horses because we pass 3 or 4 of them.

In the next scene, we are in the prison, probably the top floor, and the corridor seems endless and less lit than I would like. It’s very broad but quite low ceilinged. On our way we pass in front of open rooms on the left and right and they are hospital rooms. In the corridor we pass in front of people idly looking from their wheelchairs.

We’re almost at the end of the corridor and I see light coming from the cell on the right at the far end. The light seeping through is light green, as I remembered. The inspector made me walk in front or I took the lead, I don’t know.

I enter the room and it has changed since the last time. It is still grey-green. The bed on the right is gone. The room is empty. They have done a paint job. There used to be some mould in some places.

All of a sudden, the thief is here, there is a bed on the right, along the wall, as there used to be. And I am not suprised to see him appearing like that. I have not seen him in a while and yet we don’t seem to be encountering each other awkwardly.

Then I notice a girl in the same cell, there is mould on the walls in some place and her back is facing me as she is kneeling on the grey-green painted floor in the shower area. The inspectors are no longer in the cell and the door is closed. I am the thief and I look at her. She has long brown hair covering her back. I suspect her back is bare under her hair. Just below her hair, I see her underwear. She turns her head on the right and looks at me. There is hostility in her eyes. I know we share the cell and I know we’ve had sex in the past and it was good.

In the next scene I am on her and she struggles a little. Not for long. I place her on the bed, on her hands and knees and I am behind her and her panty is gone and she is no longer struggling at all…