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I spaced finishing this up over the holidays!

Day 01: Ten things I want to say to ten different people right now.
Day 02: Nine things about myself.
Day 03: Eight ways to win my heart.
Day 04: Seven things that cross my mind a lot.
Day 05: Six things I wish I'd never done.
Day 06: Five people who mean a lot to me.
Day 07: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe my life right now.


Day Ten: One confession
  1. I have been happier in the past year than I remember ever being before.
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As I loll around in Adiantum this holiday season, I can finish this up!

Day 01: Ten things I want to say to ten different people right now.
Day 02: Nine things about myself.
Day 03: Eight ways to win my heart.
Day 04: Seven things that cross my mind a lot.
Day 05: Six things I wish I'd never done.
Day 06: Five people who mean a lot to me.
Day 07: Four turn offs.

Day Eight: Three turn ons.
  1. A great smile
  2. A kind person (not a "Nice Guy"**)
  3. A geek's brain
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe my life right now.
  1. :?  (if you'd met my parents, you'd understand my confusion)
  2.  :D  (you HAVE seen my boyfriend, right?)

** A "Nice Guy" is the sort of person who is only polite and nice in order to make you feel obligated to them. The stereotypical "Nice Guy" is the one who helps only you, because he wants to get laid. :P  I'm told this comes in the gender-appropriate version for LGBT folks, as well.
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As I loll around in Adiantum this holiday season, I can finish this up!

Day 01: Ten things I want to say to ten different people right now.
Day 02: Nine things about myself.
Day 03: Eight ways to win my heart.
Day 04: Seven things that cross my mind a lot.
Day 05: Six things I wish I'd never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot to me.

Day Seven: Four turn offs.
  1. Telling me how much money you make and how that makes you awesome (got that a lot while attempting to date mundanes)
  2. Telling me I need to "eat more" or "cut loose and eat some fun food"
  3. Telling me how wrong I am to believe or think what I believe or think
  4. Bad dental self-care (Brushing and flossing makes a difference--people can tell!)
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe my life right now.
Day Ten: One confession.
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Day 01: Ten things I want to say to ten different people right now.
Day 02: Nine things about myself.
Day 03: Eight ways to win my heart.
Day 04: Seven things that cross my mind a lot.
Day 05: Six things I wish I'd never done.

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot to me.
  1. [livejournal.com profile] herodocles .
  2. [livejournal.com profile] koolknave
  3. My godmother.
  4. My late father.
  5. My SCA family (sorry, I know it's a big group).
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe my life right now.
Day Ten: One confession.
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Since I missed a bunch of days due to [livejournal.com profile] herodocles's birthday celebration, today we shall be doing two (TWO!) for the price of ONE!

Day 01: Ten things I want to say to ten different people right now.
Day 02: Nine things about myself.
Day 03: Eight ways to win my heart

Day 04: Seven things that cross my mind a lot.
  1. [livejournal.com profile] herodocles .
  2. SCA fighting.
  3. Short-sighted purchasing choices by a majority of Americans.
  4. The destructiveness of religious belief.
  5. My family.
  6. Different original characters.
  7. The evil of W*l-m*rt.
Day 05: Six things I wish I'd never done.
  1. That thing I said to so-and-so.
  2. That thing I let ThatGuy say to me, and didn't call him on it.
  3. All those things that other people said to me, that I didn't call them on.
  4. Not controlling my temper that one time.
  5. Not allowing my temper to take control, that one time.
  6. Him.

Day Six: Five people who mean a lot to me.
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe my life right now.
Day Ten: One confession.
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Since I missed last night due to Adiantum fighter practice, today we shall be doing two (TWO!) for the price of ONE!

Day One: Ten things I want to say to ten different people right now.

Day Two: Nine things about myself.
  1. I spent a lot of my life desperately trying to make sure people liked me.
  2. I've broken or dislocated every one of my fingers at one time or another.
  3. I have a cluttered room all the time, but my books are arranged in alphabetical order by author's last name (except SCA non-fiction research--that's organized by culture and/or topic).
  4. I have no brothers.
  5. I always point and laugh at Hummers and H2s.
  6. When I was a kid, I thought being a superhero was a viable career option. You just had to wait for your powers to come in.
  7. I MUST get a good night's sleep or I am Miss Whiny McCrankypants.
  8. I used to name inanimate objects (like my computer, my car, even the floppy disks). These days I just name my car(s).
  9. I like to drive around 80mph, especially in the summer, early in the morning. It's very relaxing.

Day Three: Eight ways to win my heart.
  1. Hug me.
  2. Listen to me.
  3. Be calm and employ reason.
  4. Be kind.
  5. Enjoy snuggling.
  6. Let me do good things for you, too.
  7. Play with my hair.
  8. Don't come with a pre-shaped box for me to have to fit inside.

Day Four: Seven things that cross my mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things I wish I’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot to me.
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe my life right now.
Day Ten: One confession.
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Looks like an interesting meme, might actually kickstart my LJ-writing a bit, yet not require immense amounts of original thought from the get-go.

Day One: Ten things I want to say to ten different people right now.
  1. I miss you. I wish you were still here. I felt safer when you were in the world.
  2. I don't hate you. I don't love you. I've gotten fairly indifferent to you. I consider this progress.
  3. I changed a lot. You changed a lot. I don't like the you that you are, right now. I hope we grow closer, again.
  4. I really, really hope you like your present. I had a hard time finding something for you that I thought you'd like.
  5. I wish we still wrote stories together. I love all our characters.
  6. You shouldn't have done that to your kids. It was abuse and you should be ashamed of yourself. I wish I could have stopped it.
  7. Thank you for saving my life. And my sanity. I wouldn't have made it without you.
  8. Dear coworker, your children are very talented. How about you let them tell us about their accomplishments, instead of telling us how awesome they are while you talk over them?
  9. Will you both stop throwing politics at me? I don't agree with either of you and the polemic is annoying.
  10. Thank you for loving me. I didn't think anybody ever would.

Day Two: Nine things about myself.
Day Three: Eight ways to win my heart.
Day Four: Seven things that cross my mind a lot.
Day Five: Six things I wish I’d never done.
Day Six: Five people who mean a lot to me.
Day Seven: Four turn offs.
Day Eight: Three turn ons.
Day Nine: Two smileys that describe my life right now.
Day Ten: One confession.
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Here's how it works:
Leave me a comment by saying "Beam Me Up, Scotty!"
I'll respond by asking you five completely random questions.
Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
Include this explanation and offer to ask other people questions.

And what was **I** asked? )
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[livejournal.com profile] herodocles made the journey southward this weekend, as we were originally slated for May Revel...and that prompted my roommate "Crash" to schedule a HouseParty wherein we would all be hosting, etc. She bought the ribs from Cartwrights (NOM!), because they do the best mesquite barbecue on Saturdays, and the wines, and the rest was potluck. May Revel ended up being cancelled, but the modern party for the evening was still on, so we stayed in town to help with that.

She was expecting about 100 people (eep!). About 30% RSVPed but didn't show, which is about standard for a modern party. So I have beef rib leftovers for the rest of the week. OMG I'm drooling just thinking about them.

I like parties...of SCAdians. Moderns -- even when most of them are my coworkers -- are exhausting. Because I've found it so difficult to find out what to say to moderns. I don't watch TV. I don't have kids. I don't go to bars. I don't follow the local political scene (and even if I did, really -- don't discuss politics at a party). In the SCA, we talk stick. Or garb. Or useless trivia about long-dead cultures. But I don't know (other than TV and kids -- and modern politics) what moderns really talk about, these days.

And [livejournal.com profile] herodocles is even less social than I am.
Poor man.

We petered out at 10.30 or 11pm, inserted earplugs and became unconscious.

But it was nice to have him around for the weekend. We wandered around Myrtleholt on Saturday -- walked around the historic downtown, into all the old shops and antiquemalls, and just generally had a bood time being together. He's hungry about every two hours, so there was much feeding of the Greek (including, of course, the local Greek restaurant Abu's Oasis Deli).

Nom.

"Crash" started the party around 6pm and I've heard it finally wound down around 2am, but I was loooooooong unconscious by then.

This morning we visited a swap meet and then did our usual Myrtleholtian fun, which was to drive around town looking at the old houses. There are some exquisite homes down here, old beautiful places which were built back when construction was done with trees, not fiberboard. Amazing houses. And there are some amazing trees around them. So we enjoy the Sunday drive together. It's just ...nice... to be able to spend time together doing... undramatic... things.



Language Meme (from lots of folks) )
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I saw a post about negative vs positive self-talk this week, and how women especially are pretty much programmed. So if you're reading this, I ask you all to think about 4 or 5 positive things about yourselves and either post them here or to your own LJ. Encourage everyone you know and love to start thinking lovingly and positively about themselves. We too often say things to ourselves that we would *never* say to anyone else - how wrong is that?!

(to which I add...no fair saying "I dont suck too much" . thats cheating.)

  1. I inspire little girls to say, "Actually, I CAN do that sport."
  2. I am very good at my job: I can sell and inform in one swell foop, armed with only a set of 26 letters.
  3. I can learn and retain obscure details about peoples long dead and places long gone and times long past.
  4. I give awesome hugs.
  5. I am loved.*

That actually wasn't too difficult!

*This is the best one of all.
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List the names of up to ten bands you
a) least suspect your f-list has heard of BUT that
b) you actually actively listen to on a regular basis. This is not a “show how many obscure band you know of”. You have to have listened to them within the past two months to qualify.

Weeeelllll....

I have to confess, I tend to listen to slightly obscure people. Okay, more than slightly. :) And far from mainstream.
I think the only band I've actually listened to in the past 2 months is Phoenyx. You know, the now-defunct band that did March of Cambreadth (not the new British band).

1) Leslie Fish (and the DeHorn Crew)
The grande dame herself. Anarchist, Wobbly, Author, Filker... Fish is breeding cats for intelligence and polydactylism. The DeHorn Crew (now defunct, I think) and Fish did the very first Filk Album: Folk Songs for Folks Who Ain't Even Been Yet. Sometimes, I think I should lock her and my knight in a room together and sit outside and listen to either the shouting or the plotting...*hee* Get some samples at FishSongs.

2) Jim Brannigan

Here's a folkie from across the pond -- lovely singing voice, lovely lilting accent. I found him waaaaaaaaay back when I could still access mp3.com at work. He was bundled in with some other singers in a Celtic folk sample. I haven't been able to find his albums, but I keep trying... Take a listen at JimBrannigan on Last.fm

3) Echo's Children
Here's a group! (also defunct) How I adore(d) their music. If there's a fandom about it, they've written a song. I knew them before their first album. It was... local. Both the performers (Cat and Callie) were from Eugene/Adiantum, and even went to Egil's a few times. These days, Cat (formerly known as Spaulding the Slayer the woman who used a sling and tennis balls) is married and living in Meridies and she doesn't SCA at all. Callie's up in Portland. Not sure what she's doing... You can get stuff at Echo'sChildren

4) Michael Longcor
He's also SCA -- you might know him as Duke Moonwulf of the Midrealm -- but I didn't know that for years. First song of his I ever heard was Pillar of Hell, from the post-Challenger days. Such a lovely, rumbly voice, he does sly humor and seething rage and sardonic truth-dealing. If "Jim Rockford" sang, he'd sing like Longcor. Plus? He's adorable :) Just sayin' .... You can get more at FireBird Arts and Music of MichealLongcor

5) Helen Reddy
Yes, I Am Woman. and no, I still can't hit those notes. She's the first singer I learned could do something besides sing -- I saw her in Pete's Dragon with my godparents and recognized her voice....

6) Jim Croce
Might as well mention Jim, too. I don't remember ever not knowing Jim Croce songs. My mom used to play him on 8-track :) Two years ago, I bought the 50th Anniversary set (2 CDs) and learned even more songs that I hadn't known. (I was very excited.) Croce was a storyteller, and I do love my stories....

7) Pat Humphries
Ooooo! Someone contemporary! I actually got turned on to Humphries by [livejournal.com profile] murasaki99 , here on LJ. We were swapping music recommendations and after I pointed her to #10, she returned the favor and pointed me to Humphries. There's a flavor of 60s protest music (which I always liked) here, with modern topics. I wish Humphries would do some covers of other songs, just to hear her take on them.... Take a listen at Emma'sRevolution

8) Jason Mraz
I got turned on to Mr. A to Z by a coworker -- we occassionally do these music exchanges, and the rules are, if you like the tunes, you go and buy the album. The thing I love about Mraz's writing is that not only is he telling a story, he's playing games with language. He used the word "predicate" -- like the predicate of a sentence -- in a SONG! Music for language geeks. With a beat. *hee*

9) Heather Alexander/Alexander James Adams
I haven't actually heard Alec yet, but I've listened to Heather long enough, so I included them both. Both sides. Before and after. Cr*p -- I don't have the proper language for discussions like this. Anyway -- love the music. Heather was lead singer of Phoenyx (yes, the March of Cambreadth -- see above -- Phoenyx), before heading off to a solo career. And also, from what I understand, THE REASON (or would that be THE ROADBLOCK?) that they couldn't re-issue the Keepers of the Flame album. Which I find rather selfish and disgruntling. :P Anyway, get more info and links at HeatherLands

10) Tom Smith
Good ghod, how do I describe Tom? Pee-my-pants-funny and scratch-my-head-wierd and burst-into-tears-heartbreaking...Tom's done it all. I've hurt my knight's brain with Tom's I Want To Be Peter Lorre and made people cry with Tom's A Boy and His Frog. When Tom was injured last year, I bought every album he had, so he could pay his medical bills. Including his Superhero Musical Last Hero on Earth. (You should totally go listen to What If...). Find him on TomSmithOnline. And, oh -- you've been warned....
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Post your results.
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This is strange... Usually I come out of these as an ISTJ...

So, either this quiz is constructed a bit off, or I've changed...
(shocking thought)


You Are An INTJ
The Scientist

You have a head for ideas - and you are good at improving systems.
Logical and strategic, you prefer for everything in your life to be organized.
You tend to be a bit skeptical. You're both critical of yourself and of others.
Independent and stubborn, you tend to only befriend those who are a lot like you.

In love, you are always striving to improve your relationship.
You have strong ideas of what love should be like.

At work, you excel in figuring out difficult tasks. People think of you as "the brain."
You would make an excellent scientist, engineer, or programmer.

How you see yourself: Reasonable, knowledgeable, and competent

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Aloof, controlling, and insensitive

PH3AR ME!!

Jan. 29th, 2009 08:48 pm
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NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool Nerd Queen.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get geeky images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!
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Do NOT post here -- clicky on the word "HONESTY" in the Graphic below!
This will take you to another LJ

LET'S RING IN SOME
HONESTY
WITH THE NEW YEAR
THE MEME



Here are the rules, from the LJ owner:
in with new, out with the old, right? you've had a whole year to build up both positive and negative opinions of people and now it's time to tell the truth. leave anonymous comments telling people how you've come to think of them in this past year, your favorite memory with them, something that always annoyed you about them...whatever you want. just get it off your chest so you can start this new year with a clear mind.

to participate, start a thread with your username and then pimp to your flist.

all random comments will be deleted.
anonymous commenting is on. ip logging is off. please take advantage of both.
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Lovely weekend spent with Unorthodox Manor (yet, in a rather orthodox manner, which may rather defeat the point, but who knows?). Cliff Notes version:

Drove to Adiantum for Wednesday Night Fighter Practice (as per usual).
Crashed at home of [info]hrothgar1, [info]corvideye and TehKnigget (as per not-so-usual but possibly becoming habitual) for Wednesday night.

Thursday morning slept in, then puttered about reading Smithsonian, National Geographic and Archaelogy magazines. Was inducted into the Church of Bull Durham (shameful thing for Squire to not have been previously inducted, apparently). Helped peel potatoes. Was then consigned to Being Guest. Near dinner, was attacked hugged by [info]grian_ruadh, [info]shiningmoon and [info]janabard (petting of hair included, no extra charge). Then[info]corvideye familial members arrived. Devoured excellent cooking of hostesses. Groaned on way to sofa. Watched Silverado. Ate pie. Groaned more. Guests went *poof*. I went *flop*.

Friday and Saturday involved Sleeping In. Days spent at Eugene Holiday Market, wherein I
a) harrassed [info]scarywoman at her booth
b) ate food very, very, very Bad For Me (cheesecake!!!!)
c) went around looking at beading booths (on Friday), and
d) went around in my Fire Mountain Gems employee jacket and peered at beading booths (on Saturday).
(Option (d) was Very Entertaining.)
Also harassed Second Baroness of Adiantum and poor, unfortunate blonde Duke. :) bwuahahahaha
Saturday also included Adiantum Fighter Practice (yay! *TWO* in a week!!!) and the Buying of the Macallans.
Saturday wrapped up with Turkey Soup and 12-year-old Scotch and Babylon 5.

Sunday was trip to Trader Joe's (as per usual). Have heard that a TJ's is going in down here in Talent. Much squeefulness, twould that occur. Oh The Bliss! And the drive home, surrounded by crazy drivers who think going 67mpg means it's okay to Never Move Out of the Left Lane. *rolls eyes* Arrived home to discover ScooterKitty SatanKitty really missed me.... (no, I don't trust the little psycho either).

And finally, although it came from my FList, I never actually did this (Sounds like a bad SF movie: It Came From the FList!!! bumDAAAAAAHdum!!!):


Your rainbow is strongly shaded white and indigo.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What is says about you: You are a contemplative person. You appreciate cities, technology, and other great things people have created. People depend on you to make them feel secure. Friends count on you for being honest and insightful.

Find the colors of your rainbow at spacefem.com.

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Okay, so it's useless and wierd. But I finds it funny, the precious...

1. My uncle once:
peed on an electric fence. He was a city boy. And my mom was wearing rubber boots when she grabbed it to show him that it wasn't on...


 

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If you saw ME in a police car, what would you think I got arrested for?

Answer me, then post to your own journal and see how many crimes you get accused of
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Well, here's a fun little useless meme I dug up on one of those *other* social networks :)

Pick a word that begins with the first letter of your first name?
Vesta: Vivacious!

 

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