Do Not Taunt Happy Fun Paul

Happy Fun Paul

4 July 1968
On July 4, 1968, fireworks outside the hospital window in Chicago announced my arrival into the world. Ever since then... it's been downhill. :)

In nearly four decades of life, I've earned a Ph.D. (in cognitive psychology), moved a lot (I currently live in the Boston area) and picked up many skills and hobbies (currently, my main interests are bicycling and songwriting). As of September 2007, I have started working as a history and social studies teacher at an excellent public high school; right now the job is time-consuming and stressful, but I think I will enjoy it very much once I settle in better.


Hi! Welcome to my LiveJournal. Please note that:

* Most of my posts are friends-locked. Some of what I write is personal, some of it isn't, but I just like knowing who my potential readers are, unless the topic is *very* general and impersonal. If you're a friend of mine who's reading, and you don't have an LJ account, *get* one already. :-)

* I use LiveJournal mostly (1) as a journal to myself and (2) as a way to keep in touch with people I already know. I don't really use LJ as a way to meet *new* people, so please don't be offended if we've never met, you add me to your friendslist, and I don't friend you back.

* I have a terrible memory for RealName / LJ name pairings, and I don't really like trying to puzzle out new ones. So, if you friend me, please also send me email at HAPPYFUNPAUL AT LIVEJOURNAL DOT COM so I know who you are.


Disclaimers for HAPPY FUN PAUL:

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children should avoid prolonged exposure to Happy Fun Paul.

Caution: Happy Fun Paul may suddenly accelerate to dangerous speeds.

Happy Fun Paul contains a liquid core, which if exposed due to rupture should not be touched, inhaled, or looked at.

Do not use Happy Fun Paul on concrete.

Discontinue use of Happy Fun Paul if any of the following occurs:
* Itching
* Vertigo
* Dizziness
* Tingling in extremities
* Loss of balance or coordination
* Slurred speech
* Temporary blindness
* Profuse Sweating
* Heart palpitations

If Happy Fun Paul begins to smoke, get away immediately. Seek shelter and cover head.

Happy Fun Paul may stick to certain types of skin.

When not in use, Happy Fun Paul should be returned to its special container and kept under refrigeration.

Failure to do so relieves the makers of Happy Fun Paul, Wacky Products Incorporated, and its parent company, Global Chemical Unlimited, of any and all liability.

Ingredients of Happy Fun Paul include an unknown glowing substance which fell to Earth, presumably from outer space.

Happy Fun Paul has been shipped to our troops in Saudi Arabia and is also being dropped by our warplanes on Iraq.