Oct. 12th, 2011 03:15 pm

Icon meem

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Prompted by [livejournal.com profile] jooles34:

1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons. - if you ask me to!
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.



This is our dear, departed Familiar. She had a habit of laying on top of the microwave in my office at the old house. Never could figure out why. Ah, I miss her!


I honestly can't remember where I found this image originally, but I've had the icon for ages, as a generic "yay" thing. Even after all these years, it still makes me giggle.


The shot is from a screencap of one of Andrew's BBC America interviews when they were promoting their new showing of series 2 (and he's on the set for series 3 there!) He's going on about Connor having issues with guns, and demonstrates his gun stance, in his uniquely adorkable way. I tend to use this icon to punctuate one-shot posts or cheeky comments, due to its delightful faux badassery.


The pic is one of Andrew's that he posted on his fan FB last summer when he was on holiday in Florida. He just looks so damned gleeful there, it's downright infectious. The text is a reference to a hilarious little viral song from several years back called Gonads and Strife


I probably shouldn't actually have this, as it's a personal pic of Ben's (though it was posted as a profile pic, so it's technically public.) But damn, it's just ... yeah. As the text says. ;)

Oh, and the Andrew-in-guyliner icons are from this photoshoot. :)
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Taking a break from fic writing to do this one.

Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] noipeh.

Put this list in the order it occurred in your life:

(Added a few for my strange life, plus a few things I thought might be interesting in general)

Get drunk for the first time
Lose virginity
Become gainfully employed
Meet who you hoped was your significant other but wasn't
Graduate high school
Start college
Move out of parents' house for good
Move away from hometown
Get married
Buy a (used) car
Travel out-of-country
Meet significant other
Get a cell phone
Get divorced
Get married again
Buy a (new) car
Graduate college
Buy a house
Go back to school
Get paid for doing something you love
Graduate again
Buy another house

Not yet:
Obtain small human via non-traditional means
Have grandkids
Retire

Not gonna happen:
Get Pregnant (not counting the miscarriage)
Have baby #1 (2, 3...)
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Will be doing my usual life tally post as well, but figured I'd do this, too. (Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] vandonovan)

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before?
Took up birdwatching. Ate tomatoes I grew myself. Learned how to edit video. Visited Atlanta.

60 more questions )
Jul. 15th, 2010 11:07 am

Meme time

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That longass question meme all the cool kids are doing.

Elaborate on your profile picture..

Just recently switched out my old Eowyn-wielding-pen with this one. It's a funny little thing I saw on a box of network cable.

More )
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Took that writers' meme that all the cool kids are doing. Plugged in a bunch of my fics and other stuff and mostly got James Joyce back.

Haven't read his stuff, though by reputation, I guess he's verbose? Profane? Maybe that's what I have in common. Dunno.

At least I didn't get some horrific thing like Stephenie Meyer or Jackie Collins.
Feb. 13th, 2009 04:59 pm

Meme time

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(Gacked this off of FB):

RULES:
1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. YOU MUST WRITE THAT SONG NAME DOWN NO MATTER HOW SILLY IT SOUNDS.
4. Tag whoever you want including me
5. Have Fun

The Flat Earth )
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Feb. 6th, 2009 11:19 am

Meme time

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This one's going around on FB

Welcome to the 2009 edition of getting to know your Friends. Copy then change all the answers so they apply to you, and then send this to your friends including the person who sent it to you. The theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your friends that you might not have known!

Blah blah, w'ev.

1. What time did you get up this morning?
9:30ish.

2. Diamonds or pearls? Pearls.
Neither? I'm not much into shinies. There are a few tiny diamonds on my wedding ring and I have a few pairs of earrings with small emeralds and sapphires and whatnot. I think my engagement ring (the teensy, cheap little thing) has a blue topaz in it. But most of what little jewelry I wear is plain silver with maybe some beads and crystals here and there. There are a few gemstones and suchlike things I do admire, however: Mother-of-pearl, black opals, dichroic glass and ammolite. (See a pattern? :) )

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Quantum of Solace. I'm WAY behind.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Out of everything, BSG is leaps and bounds ahead of the rest.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast?
It varies. If I don't feel like going downstairs, I raid my office snack drawer for protein bars or dried fruit. Usually I prefer eggs in some form or other. Many more )
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Jan. 25th, 2009 12:06 pm

Meme time

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Was tagged for this on Facebook by [livejournal.com profile] southplains; figured I'd do it here. I've done similar memes before, but it's been a while since the last one, so...

25 Random Things )
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Dec. 1st, 2008 08:35 am

Meme time

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This is that big "life experiences" thing. Gacked from many...

Bold what you've done and all that.

1. Started your own blog.
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (somehow, I never get around to this.)


95 more )

Wow. Not even half. So much of this is travel-related, though. I really wish I could stand being on an airplane long enough to do some of those.
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One of the good things about this wild election is that it's bringing all the ignorant bigots, theocrats and jingoists out into the open where we can see them.

The bad thing is that it's bringing all the ignorant bigots, theocrats and jingoists out into the open where we can see them.

*twitch*

---

Finally have a mostly free weekend to get caught up on the six tons of projects sitting around. I won't be able to make a serious dent in it all until after my contract ends (only one more full week left!) but I'm hoping I can at least clear out ~350 unread emails and go through the stack of snail mail sitting on my desk. I actually have an empty laundry basket, too. Just the one. But it's progress. I may also clean out my fridge and freezer, since there's stuff there that's probably been around since the Pleistocene. Sadly, M's got a bit of a cold, so he won't be able to help much. I just hope I don't get it.

I'll probably also see if I can assmble some sort of costumes for [livejournal.com profile] sapphoid's party next weekend. I have a sort of idea for mine, but I need to figure out something for M, too.

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And on that subject, a meme, gacked from [livejournal.com profile] blot

Do an image search for Halloween plus the year you were born

Huge but cute pic )
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Because I have no mental energy to do anything worthwhile. Gacked this one from [livejournal.com profile] pixxelpuss

Caution: Politics herein. Skip this if you'd rather not deal with that stuff here.

CONTROVERSY! OMG! )
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Aug. 14th, 2008 12:54 pm

Meme time

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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] classics_cat
The Omnivore's Hundred is a list of foods the gastronome Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives.

The rules of the meme:
1) bold those you have tried
2) strikethrough those you wouldn't eat on a bet.
2a) Italicize any item you'll never eat again.
2b) Asterisk any items you'd be interested in trying but have not yet.

Bearing in mind that I was a vegetarian for 16 years and haven't eaten beef, pork or other mammal meats in 20 years...

From yum to barf )
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Because apparently I have nothing better to do.

This one gacked from [livejournal.com profile] ourdramaqueen


You fit in with:
Atheism



60% scientific.
60% reason-oriented.


Your ideals mostly resemble those of an Atheist. You value objective proof over intuition or subjective thoughts. You enjoy talking about ideas and tend to have a lot of in depth conversations with people.

Take This Quiz at QuizGalaxy.com



No surprises there. Mebbe about 1% of me feels some sort of connection to a vague, undefinable energy/lifeforce type of thing. Probably just sensing various electrical waves or whatever from other living things. When we die, our lifeforce just goes into other things. Not in terms of reincarnation, just in terms of becoming compost. The carbon dioxide I exhale, for instance, feeds the plants.

I believe that we have much to learn from the Wise teachers of various spiritual traditions, in terms of how our behavior can make our lives and the lives of others better. But I have no belief whatsoever in a conscious deity.
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Jun. 22nd, 2008 09:00 am

Meme time

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Morning movie meme, gacked from [livejournal.com profile] thefirstalicat 

Bold what you've seen

My movie tastes are a bit obvious... )
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Jun. 6th, 2008 11:07 am

Meme time

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What philosophy do you follow? (v1.03)
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Utilitarianism

Your life is guided by the principles of Utilitarianism: You seek the greatest good for the greatest number.



“The said truth is that it is the greatest happiness of the greatest number that is the measure of right and wrong.”

--Jeremy Bentham



“Whenever the general disposition of the people is such, that each individual regards those only of his interests which are selfish, and does not dwell on, or concern himself for, his share of the general interest, in such a state of things, good government is impossible.”

--John Stuart Mill



More info at Arocoun's Wikipedia User Page...


Utilitarianism


80%

Existentialism


80%

Justice (Fairness)


75%

Hedonism


65%

Strong Egoism


45%

Kantianism


40%

Apathy


15%

Nihilism


15%

Divine Command


0%




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Yep. That's me.

I think utilitarianism is the only philosophy that acknowledges reality. Or, at least a particular point of reality that a lot of folks would like to pretend to themselves doesn't exist: The fact that none of us can survive solely on our own. At least not in modern society, we can't. A very rare few may be able to hole up in the wilderness and make their living hunting with their bare hands or what tools they can create on their own, but every one of the rest of us relies on millions of other people to get by. That coffee you had this morning had to be grown by someone, picked by someone, transported by someone, stored by someone... etc. It didn't just magically appear in your hand only by something you did.

If we do not cooperate, we as a species die. It's that simple. And that means that the strong among us have a responsibility--even if only to our own survival--to care for the weak.
May. 26th, 2008 08:09 pm

Meme time

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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] waterfaery

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

And if you're not from the West, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Pittsburgher - the quiz can't tell the difference;
(b) Someone from Canada (probably southern Ontario) who doesn't have a Canadian accent;
(c) Someone from northern New England who doesn't have a New England accent; or
(d) Someone from Texas or the Heartland who was born after 1980.
You are definitely not from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, the Deep South, etc.</font>

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?





Yep. On occasion, I slip into a Texas/Oklahoma twang, as I picked up my grandmother's accent when she was living with us when I was young. I also have just a hint of Upper Midwest from time to time, from my other grandmother (a Wisconsin-born Italian, if you can believe that.) My parents have distinct accents of their own, which I didn't really pick up, oddly enough. Dad's got the Texas thing, and Mom is more central Midwest. I suppose some of it is that because my dad was in radio (and I learned at his feet), I learned the flat broadcaster accent more than anything else. That and I also learned proper singing diction, too, which is something like British recieved pronunciation.

Casually, I probably also have hints of SoCal and, these days, Canadian.

I'm also an aural chameleon, though, so when I'm around a lot of people with a specific kind of accent, I pick it up without even thinking. I always hope I don't accidentally insult people when I do that (they might think I'm mocking them, though I'm definitely not.)
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Dec. 8th, 2007 09:12 am

Meme time

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OK, this one, gacked from [livejournal.com profile] vandonovan, made me giggle:

Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band's name.

Click random article again. That is your album name.

Click random article 15 more times. Those are the tracks on your album.

Ladies and gents, please give a warm welcome to... )
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Who's your candidate? )

Interesting. Other quizzes have me lining up more with Edwards. I'll vote for Hillary if she's the nominee, but I'm not crazy about her. Edwards/Obama would be a nice ticket, I think.
Sep. 13th, 2007 09:26 pm

Meme time

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Just because this one's kind of funny, given my ongoing job hunt. Gacked from various and sundry.

1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top fifteen results

I had to take the additional 50 questions because the list it first spit out was dreadful.

Some surprises. )
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