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You were born during a Waning Crescent moon



- what it says about you -


You like having a clear vision of the future, and are good at helping people set out plans to accomplish important goals. Once you're done with a task, you're done with it. You don't like revisiting or rehashing issues you think are settled. You're inventive and encourage people around you to be new and different instead of copying from the past.
 

What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com
 

Well...I do seem more skilled at helping other people out with their goals versus pissing about with any of mine, so...sure I suppose that's true of me. The speck in your eye and the plank in my own...speaking of eyes, I have got a little waning crescent bit of brightness in one of them. When I was witchy, it Meant Something. Now...it's an odd bit of lighter grey (very light, actually). And...frankly I don't much go for revisiting and rehashing. If I do that in any manner, it's 'cos I don't feel the matter's been settled. Once it's over and done, it's bloody over and done, like. Unless it's the washing up. And yet - I'm for ever approaching it with this incredulous 'What, you? Again??' look upon my visage.

This post has got entirely too many ellipses...
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The weekend was surprisingly grand, but I've not yet decided whether I'll make a public post about it all. I suspect it'd all be couched in too much vague language to make any sense.

So whilst I'm dithering, here's a meme.

Clickity )And...that appears to be it. Brevity's grand, so.
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... 'cos I've not done this one in a good long while either.

 

Snippety doo daa )
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A - Act your age? Confession: I'm...not entirely sure how my age should act. I've been watching people of late and wondering whether I'm acting the brat. I mean, I'm a frowsty ould bint now, right? Perhaps my wardrobe contains too few twin sets, perhaps I laugh a bit too boisterously when a polite, disengaged titter would do. I honestly don't know, but I sort of suspect I'm getting it all wrong.
B - Born on what day of the week? Tuesday; I think in the midst of a snowstorm or something. There was some manner of atmospheric disturbance, and it was the dead of winter in a place that sees a proper winter.  
C - Chore you hate? Well, I'm not mad for any of them, only I'm chuffed that I can smarten my flat up in right round an hour, so. There's a definite, palpable reward at the end of all things chore. Oh. I'm not keen on slogging down to the recyclers. It's ironically far from me, so I've got to justify me doing by coming up with a bunch of errands to shove into the way there or back.
D - Dad's name? Charles and Charles (mad how that worked out)
E - Essential makeup item? My critical side wants to say 'a burqa'; I'm so vexed with my face and the way it defies cosmetics anymore. I'd go without them entirely but for how washed out I end up looking. It's a losing fucking battle, and I usually don't arse myself to do it at the weekends. I do, however, not go out into the world without two sprays of Mademoiselle by Coco Chanel. I never thought I'd be the sort for posh scent, but there you are. It suits me brilliantly.
F - Favorite actor/actress? I'm sort of fond of Judi Dench. I don't become enamoured of actors or actresses, really.
G - Gold or silver? Silver or copper. Gold doesn't go well over my green skin. 
H - Hometown? Define this, please. I've never felt that I truly had one. There's the place where I was born, the place where I imprinted, the place where I grew up, and the place where my house is now. Which do I choose? I mean, obviously, I'd not choose the place where I am now, 'cos it's never permanent (although I do somewhat consider myself a local now...). It's something I've for ever dithered over when answering corporate facebook questions. :|
I - Instruments you play? (in order of skill) Bodhrán, guitar, mandoline. I'm not listing my voice - not because I don't consider it an instrument, but rather 'cos it's so banjaxed anymore that the likelihood of me ceasing to do it at all is tapping me on the shoulder. I'm trying not to think too hard on it now, but soon I'll have to reckon with it, one way or t'other.
J - Job title? Corporate denizen
K - Kids? Are smallish goats. I've come to appreciate my friend's daughter Sofia (named, I think, for mum's birthplace). I'm hardly broody, but if I did have wee ones, I'd want them to be like Sofia, which means I'd want to be a mother like Bella.  
L - Living arrangements? I live simultaneously in a house in Texas and a flat in Georgia.
M - Mum's name? Robin and Mary
N - Nude? Is the colour of nail varnish that I need in order to do a proper French manicure. I don't think that British Racing Green will quite fit the bill. Due to my work as a corporate designer and the influence of the world of marketing, I tend to think of nude as a palette ranging from pale to dark, rather than a lack of raiment.
O - Overnight hospital stays? I've had a few in my life, but never one for the reason many might suspect.
P - Phobia? I'm none too keen on heights, but it's never...stopping me doing anything. I mean, I'll likely never bunjee jump, but I can't make myself feel as though I'm missing out over that. Don't relish the thought of being eaten by a shark, and I am keen for the ocean, so...
Q - Quote you like? Bollox! I had one! I can't recall it now! Shite. It's something I say all the bleeding time. Bloody hell.
R - Religious affiliation? Up in the air.
S - Siblings? One sister by second set of parents
T - Time you wake up? Quarter-past-seven most days. But for Tuesdays and Thursdays. And weekends. Hang about...
U - Unique habit? My grammar's quirky. Hardly call that unique, though. Sure, I don't know. OH. This is mad. I've got to do this twirly fairy bit with my hands at the end of tidying the flat. It must be done. Were I still a witch, I'd say I'm after clearing the air. Since I'm not, I'm bound to call it 'the twirly fairy bit with my hands'.
V - Vegetable you refuse to eat? Well, there is a fruit I refuse to eat, 'cos it'll make my tongue too big for my mouth. As far as veg goes...I've fairly discovered that most of them can be prepared in some fashion that's to my liking. I will go for onions other than red ones, however. I suspect I'm mildly allergic to onions at all, and the red ones seem to bring about a stronger histamine reaction than yellow or white.
W - Worst habit? Assuming my own incompetence. It's boring. I really need to chuck it in the bin. If I weren't such an oinseach, I would do (see how it goes?).
X - X-rays you've had? Fairly the lot, I think.
Y - Yummy food you make? Recently I've had wild success with cobbled together fish (and/or prawn) tacos. I did really fantastic chicken fajitas last week. Other people would say that I make amazing carrot soup.
Z - Zodiac Sign? I was born Pisces, but those with a penchant for astrology have told me I act a bit more the Aries. I think it's mostly arbitrary, really. Sure, I can be as airy-fairy indecisive as the next typical Pisces (does this actually even exist), till I put my foot down and oftentimes break the floor. I'm sort of keen on Ophiucus the Serpent Bearer/the unacknowledge zodiacal sign - largely 'cos the sound of the name is almost unpleasant.
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I think I've done this once before, only it's been a while, so. Have a go if you feel so inclined.
Rules:
1) If you're on my friends list, I want to know 35 things about you. It doesn't matter if we never talk or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine.
2) Comment here with your answers and/or repost the questionnaire on your own journal.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favourite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favourite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What colour eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favourite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favourite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favourite and least favourite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
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I'm going to follow katjabee's example and strike through the things I've not done yet.

Graduated High School.
Kissed someone.
Smoked cigarettes.
Got so drunk you passed out.
Rode every ride at an amusement park.
Collected something really stupid. Actually, all of my collexions have been boringly reasonable: postcards, keychains, figurines, rocks... Lately, I go for magnets. I'm at least shifting my collecting urges over to useful items.
Gone to a rock concert.
Helped someone. I'd be stunned if anybody struck through this one. We don't live in stasis fields, people.
Gone fishing. I don't know about this one, so for lack of a better way to illustrate that, I've turned it teal for 'maybe'. I've a distinct memory of fishing poles, and I do know I had a wee tackle kit, but...I can't make myself picture getting down to the actual business of fishing. I'd very much like to go on a deep-sea fishing excursion.
Watched four movies in one night. This was not for the lack of trying. We'd an entire marathon planned: This Is Spinal Tap, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and Waiting for Guffman. We managed the first three before we were all too fagged to continue. I've still not seen Waiting for Guffman.
Gone long periods of time with out sleep. I played a gig at the late, lamented George Wesby's for my 25th birthday; the day before, I'd done an all-nighter at the office with a government proposal - 200 pages worth of language absolutely required (or you will be disqualified) by the RFP.
Lied to someone.
Snorted cocaine.
Failed a class.
Smoked weed.
Dealt drugs.
Taken a college level course.
Been in a car accident.
Been in a tornado. Erm...I'm never sure what it was, actually. But it was something. I was at college, and I'd taken the decision to go to my class rather than stay at home (despite the weather that grew dodgier by the moment). I made it to the carpark a scrape before all hell broke loose. I didn't actually park my car proper, but rather left it and pelted for the door. The sky was pitch and things were blowing about and I was soaked to the skin in the forty or so feet from my car to the door. Later, people did speak of whirling devil winds from the sky, so... It couldn't have been more than an EF1.
Done hard drugs.
Watched someone die. In Germany, I saw a fellow fall to his death when his parachute failed to open. It was at a wine festival or something. I didn't quite understand what had happened, and needed it explained to me.
Been to a funeral.
Burned yourself. Back in the day, when I was more indulgent of my vices, I often had a bit of trouble with this. My fingernails, for one, are wont to grow rather fast with little encouragement needed from me, which meant that my thumbnails would sometimes go on fire when I'd light up. Cute, yeh? Sure jeez. Otherwise...there have been incidents with various and sundry kitchen items - the usual sort of mishaps.
Ran a marathon.
Your parents got divorced.
Cried yourself to sleep.
Spent over $200 in one day. Hallo? Every time I pay the damned mortgage, I spend well more than that in a day.
Flown on a plane. Averaging once per month these days, but I'm hardly a road warrior, me.
Cheated on someone.
Been cheated on. This is a grey area (perhaps I should have coloured the text grey. Ah well)...we had agreed to See Other People, but we'd agreed as well to tell each other we were doing. He didn't do, brought the girl round to one of our favourite haunts, and then lied to me about having done. I was quits with him a few days afterwards.
Written a 10 page letter.
Gone skiing.
Been sailing. I've even got a sailboat.
Cut yourself.
Had a best friend.
Lost someone you loved.
Shoplifted something.
Been to jail.
Dangerously close to being in jail.
Had detention.
Skipped school. Only it was at college and nobody really cared. I don't know whether it counts.
Got in trouble for something you didn't do. I did get into rather much trouble for whacking my cousin over the head with a Jokari paddle. My cousin and I...have never got on very well. He resented his mother doting on me, and...I don't know, he's angry and spiteful by nature. I can't really point to anything that went amiss in his childhood that could have made him how he is - he's wired that way, must be. At any rate, he had his brother had been playing at Jokari. I wandered over and picked up the ball, and Alan went spare. The next thing I realise, I'm on the ground and he's pounding my face with his fists. His brother is shouting for me to do something, and the first thing I laid my hand to was one of the paddles. So I smited him with it, thus bringing down the wrath of all of the adults upon myself. What vexes me is that, from what I hear from my mum, he's still being protected from his own rat bastard behaviour. He could be a fairly fine human being if he gave over this idea that the world owes him an apology.
Stolen books from the library. I honestly cannot recall ever having done this, so.
Gone to a different country.
Dropped out of school.
Been in a mental hospital.
Watched the “Harry Potter” movies.
Had an online diary.
Fired a gun.
Gambled in a casino. My grandmother was known for her luck at the bingo. For many years, we'd make a pilgrimage out to Sin City so that she could pay her homage to little numbered balls. She'd play the keno as well, when we'd sit waiting for coffee and bacon in the quintessential Vegas diners. On the sly, she'd slip me the keno forms and I'd fill them in - knowing she'd give over the money to me if 'we' won. Alright, so it isn't an actual casino story, but it seemed more interesting to me than International Waters At Age 13 (my mother reckoned I'd inherited my gran's luck, so she sort of turned me loose), sort of thing.
Had a yard sale. Not at my house proper, but...
Had a lemonade stand.
Actually made money at the lemonade stand.

Been in a school play.
Been fired from a job. I suppose the closest I've been to that (yet) is my near redundancy... Or the bit with the voice acting studio, but that wasn't so much Got the Sack as it was On the Shelf.
Taken a lie detector test.
Swam with dolphins.
Gone to Sea World.
Voted for someone on a reality TV show.
Written poetry.
Read more than 20 books a year.
Loved someone you couldn't have. Well, it was really closer to infatuation, and it was never a matter of couldn't, but rather wouldn't. If I'd spoken up, I'm sure some sort of union would have been explored, but...I was 19, he was...31? My sense of good idea versus bad idea wouldn't allow any sort of folly of youth on this score. Thus I admired him from afar, and he never found out about it, and never will do as far as I'm concerned.
Wondered about your sexuality. But perhaps not in the way that people might assume...
Used a coloring book over age 12.
Had surgery.
Had stitches.
Taken a taxi.
Seen the Washington Monument.
Overdosed.
Had more than 5 IM’s/online conversations going at once. I do think I've done this once or twice before; I do not enjoy it.
Had a drug or alcohol problem.
Been in a fist fight.
Suffered any form of abuse.
Had a hamster.
Petted a wild animal.
Used a credit card.
Gone surfing in California. Actually, it was...Galveston? And it didn't actually resemble surfing at all. It resembled a round, awkward looking child...thing flailing about attached to a surfboard. Surfboards, I am compelled to exclaim, are slippery.
Did “spirit day” at school. Often, I'd tromp (my boots were usually too heavy for any bit of a catlike tread; my dad used to say that I didn't walk so much as I assaulted the floor) about spontaneously bawling out 'fascists' with a cadre of boys I was mates with. I think we were trying to be the Young Ones. I was either Neil or Vyvyan. Everybody else was Rik. Nobody was Mike. I swear we must have been dipped in mercury as children.
Dyed your hair.
Got a tattoo
Had something pierced.
Got straight As.
Been on the Honor Roll.
Known someone with HIV or AIDS. There was a chap in a seminar I took. Something was On With Him. It could have been cancer...I don't know, I'd always thought it was Aids or something. He wasn't meant to live another year, I do know that.
Taken pictures with a webcam.
Started a fire. I've got to do that whenever the pilot light goes out. I'm sure this means 'in a destructive way', so for that the answer would be 'no', but otherwise, I've started many fires. And spliced many commas.  
Gotten caught having a party while parents were gone away
 


By now...

Dec. 14th, 2009 10:54 am
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...I must have answered each and every one of these bloody things at least three times.

Bored?  )
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 1. Elaborate on your default icon.
It's a band photo shot at a wedding we played. The wind was mad-mad high that day. We all thought we'd blow to the moon.

2. What's your current relationship status?
Married.

3. Ever have a near-death experience?
Nigh unto clobbered in a dramatic car crash.

4. Name an obvious quality you have.
I've got a head? This is actually difficult. I don't think many of my qualities/features/what have you are immediately noticeable. I mean...most people even think that I'm taller than I am. This isn't to say that I blend into the background, I don't do, but I'm hard pressed (as opposed to olives, which are often cold pressed) to point to one obvious thing. You know, that isn't flippant, like.

5. What's the name of the song that's stuck in your head right now?
Well, my iPod's offering up 'Fields of Athenry' by the Dropkick Murphys at the moment, so...I'm thinking of that one, sort of thing. Now it's the Police. 

6. Name a celebrity you would marry.
Well, I'm married now; that would preclude me taking another husband. All the same, though, fancying celebrities isn't really my steam. 

7. Who will cut and paste this first?
Firsty-first-firstest ever? The author, I reckon. Beyond that, it's up in the air. 

8. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
Jodie Foster (most often); Kirstie Alley (back in the Cheers days); Enya; Rene Russo, Linda Evangelista; somebody off Stargate Atlantis.

9. Do you wear a watch? What kind?
Citizen Eco-drive. Worn loose. Not worn whilst playing bodhran or guitar. Broken twice; fortunately, I know a watchmaker. 

10. Do you have anything pierced?
Ears and nose. 

11. Do you have any tattoos?
I go without ink. I don't know whether I'd always love what I'd choose, and the rest of why is covered below.

12. Do you like pain?
Not. Really. Very. Much. At All. Thanks. About the only time I tolerate it is when somebody's pounding nearly four decades of angst and argh out of my shoulders. Beyond that, sure, pain can be a grand teacher. But that doesn't mean we've got to be mates. 

13. Do you like to shop?
I do more of it these days than before, but it isn't enjoyable. Loaves of bread can send me into buyer's remorse. I'll own it's a bit neurotic.

14. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Erm...cup of tea? Perhaps? Actually, no - it was a donation to a charity at the office.

15. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit/debit card?
A ticket to a play.

16. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
Shaddow. We listened to one another going about our day. There may be Wii a bit later.

17. What is on your desktop background?
A photo of myself and my seisiun mates.

18. What is the background on your cell phone?
Nothing.

19. Do you like redheads?
They aren't a separate species, you know. Seriously. Trust me on this. 

20. Do you know any twins?
My friend is a twin.

21. Do you have any weird relatives?
Weird? Not exactly. Unfortunate, yes.  

22. What was the last movie you watched?
'Invictus' last night with Suzy. It was fantastic.

23. What was the last book you read?
'At Least In the City, Someone Would Hear Me Scream' by Wade Rouse. It's the memoir of a man and his partner who decide to scarper from the city to coastal Michigan in order to discover their inner Thoreau. In the opening scene, the author is frantically attempting to remove an angry raccoon from his head. Good times. 

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Since getting down to the business of avoiding a couple of things, I now present a meme pilfered from cluegirl and jenna_thorn. Don't choke on it.

Who sleeps in bed next to you? 
Lately? My cat, Beanies. Snfl! I'll get to see shaddowshoes twice in October, so. :D  

What's one of the strangest things that has ever happened to you?
Crossing paths with Joan From Chicago on the train to Inverness, and discovering that we'd several friends in common was fairly unique.

What kind of magazines do you read? 
Back at Orion Rising, I read Discover. I usually go for science or travel magazines (but not the eejity sort such as CondeNast Traveller who assume that I've got a Tag Heuer watch for each day of the week, have sterling silver name labels from Tiffany &Co stitched into my smalls, and have to choose between the Austin and the Bentley).

If you could see one band in concert right now, any band, dead or alive, which would it be? 
I'd really love to see the Pogues before it becomes Too Late. I've already missed out on ever seeing Ronnie Drew perform.  

What's really creepy?
When people who role play or act in renaissance faires speak of their characters as though they were living, breathing human beings. I've a specific reason that this bothers me, but I'm not at liberty to divulge.

Name one odd item within five feet of you.
A garlic-shaped glass container filled with cinnamon potpourri.

What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
I'm obsessed with a dislike of the word 'fandom'. I see it, hear it, what have you, and I'm filled with an urge to begin lecturing about the dangers of escapism. I'm not...entirely averse to being keen on some part of mass media, but I balk when it becomes a Lifestyle.
 
As to my addictions...I suppose there are three. One of them (but for a handful of months a few years ago, in which I went mad), I've mostly managed to quell. It's still there, mind, and I'm made aware of this with some measure of frequency, but for the most part the tiger stays in the cage. Another one...We've struck a truce. I'm hesitant to call it an addiction, but rather a potentiality. I've driven it into my brain that, although I mayn't have control over the circumstances of my life, I have got control over my own actions and coping mechanisms. No god will come and shoulder that burden for me, so. I better had consider what I do before I do it. The last one is a silly sort of addiction that most have got and few take seriously, but it's there, and I've got it, so.

Being vague is almost as much fun as doing this other thing... 

Where would you like to go right now if you had enough money?
shaddowshoes and myself would go somewhere fantastic and stay there for a little while.

What are you most excited for?
Travel in October.

What websites do you always visit when you go online?
Gmail, facebook, Livejournal, and Dreamwidth

What was the last thing you bought?
Erm...I believe the pluots were the last to go into the trolley, so I'll say pluots.

What's your favorite season?
I suppose it depends upon what I'm doing. Summer is best for lolling about the pool; winter is best for hot cider and baking; spring and autumn are lovely for hiking and camping.

Does the weather affect your mood?
I don't believe it does, no.

What is your zodiac sign?
Fish heads, fish heads, roly-poly fish heads...

Do you want to learn another language?
In the process of doing, actually. And there may be some classes to be found here. I heard rumour of them Wednesday night, so.

5 things (not people) you can't live without?
Should I be cheeky, or answer the question in the spirit it was asked...decisions, decisions...
Clean water (it's actually a bit scarce in some counties, so)
Oxygen
Fairly sturdy shoes
Clothing
Food.

Sorry, you got cheeky. I think somebody's a wee bit testy this morning...

Do you have any siblings?
One.

What's something you'd like to say to someone right now? 
If you got to know me, you'd find I'm really not as horrible as you think.

What's your earliest memory?
I remember, vaguely, driving to my house in Germany for the first time. I have no recollection before that.

Say something to the person who tagged you:
Flotsam.

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Today's list is brought to you by Delta - we love to fly and it shows TM.

SNORT. I'm not really a brand whore, no.

Erm...so, list: 

1 I'm flying out to see my shaddowshoes for the first time in a month tonight! :D

2 I've got my boarding pass printed out and beside me.

3 I've got a gig in Dallas on sunday at Trinity Hall (come out and see me if you're so inclined).

4 I've packed my Wii wheel for Mario Kart marathons

5 Today is secretly friday!

6 I'll sleep in my own bed tonight!

7 My cat, Seamus, who I've not seen in a month.

8 A long list of projects to peruse to while away the time between then and now.

9 Baking packed in my bodhrán case for shaddowshoes

10 Finding somebody to mind my cat, Beanies (who came with me), whilst I'm gone.

11 Drinkies in Margaret Murphy's

12 Sunday seisiun craic - I'm exotic now. XD

Listy-list

Aug. 4th, 2009 11:37 am
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'Cos why wouldn't I?

1 Last night's fun; I'm beginning to approach the place with a bit less dread (don't ask).

2 Resurrecting my zire from the dead - apparently I had synched up the data

3 Today is secretly thursday

4 Baking to carry along with me tomorrow night

5 Tomorrow is secretly friday

6 Sleeping in my own bed at home for the first time in a month tomorrow night

7 Not being alone in that endeavour

8 Pineapple for brekkie

9 Books to read on the plane

10 The wrinkles fell out of my shirt, courtesy of Georgia humidity

Agus tá sé ansin. :D
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Forty points to anybody who gets that play on words.

[Error: unknown template qotd]I shouldn't leap off the cliff - I know I shouldn't do, but... you're what? No seriously, you're bleeding what?

If we all needed some sort of on the moon frigging out there sort of question to shake up the old synapses, shouldn't this have been better?

Alright - so, you're in a hot-air balloon, with...a zombie (eh, we'll pander to the fandoms). And he's frantically (meaning you've time to do the Sunday crosswords before having take any action) working at sawing through one of the basket lines with a plastic messkit knife.

How do you distract him? With the paté that you've brought? Or do you think, 'to hell with this' and tip him over the side? Oh, right. He's your Uncle Ned, and there's a will involved.

Discuss.
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...ten things:

1 Dropping random letters into the post

2 Meals taken out on my balcony

3 Visit with snow_lynx

4 snow_lynx's performance went very well

5 Adapters to circumvent the troubles with my Micro-track

6 Random scenic drive back from the shops friday night

7 Coming to the end of needing to buy things for the flat

8 Being late at my errands saturday - yet not inconveniencing anybody

9 Collecting up a sample of local beer at World Market

10 Assembling the thing that is now my entry table - my, does is it ever tidier not to pile things up on the table

And a few more for good measure...

11 Hanging my buddhas (in the 60s, my father made two buddha images on masonry board. They used to hang in my grandmother's house, but after she passed, they came to be mine. They've been following me about since then.

12 Flying to see Shaddowshoes wednesday night!

13 I've got a gig in Dallas on sunday :D
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(I can't be sure I've quite got that right, especially considering I've left out all of the sineadh fada, but...it's supposed to mean 'my list for today'. Speaking of lists, doing Irish lessons should be at the top of mine henceforth.)

Fings wot I had ought to be glad about:
1 My cosy, two-sided (brown and lavender) duvet.
2 It's friday!
3 The chap came yesterday to sort out some troubles with my flat.
4 The cat let me practise a bit last night.
5 Wii bowling!
6 A seat to myself on this morning's train.
7 Not having bloody Sheena Easton songs stuck in my head for hours at a time.
8 Blueberries!
9 Paying it forwards (no details here :D)
10 Shaddowshoes thinking that I might enjoy video chatting with Michelle and Briar last night.

Alright, so number 7's a bit of a tosser, but it was several days that lasted, and it was really getting up my nose. I'll not speak more on it, lest I invoke the spirit of Speaking Too Soon.

Cheers, my dears. :D
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1 Lemon yoghurt (although, this is now a thing of the past)

2 The Fairy visited me Four Times yesterday (alright, two times were my own doing - but still!)

And speaking of the Fairy...what did she bring?

3 Silicon pot holders! Yellow! To stop me burning my hands off whenever I've to fetch a pot from the stove.

4 Surge protectors! To stop various and sundry electronic things from going brraaazzzt in an electrical storm.

5 A digital picture frame! This almost effectively ended any other plans I'd made for myself last night. I chose a location, connected it all, and began the process of feeding it photos.

6 Wii! WII! For me! (Mii?) Shaddowshoes wanted me to have a wii so that we (oui!) could play games with each other across the miles

7 Perusing an old railway scrapbook online with shaddowshoes, and dreaming about a fortnight-long railway journey we could take

8 Despite the distance, we're still creating memories together via sharing experiences (say, a scrapbook) through video chat

9 My capricious, Irascible Beancat, who comes to the door to greet me everyday when she hears the keys jangle.

10 The wee zygote of a song that started rattling round in my brain not long after my laptop bag hit the floor last evening. Two verses and a chorus thus far. She needs at least one more verse, but I think she'll go for two, and there's a bit of melody that's...going off in an odd direction, but all in good time, yeh.

So. How's yourselves?
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From [livejournal.com profile] brittlepoetry

It's a meme, and it's long )
youngraven: (bah)
Two rules - only answer yes or no, and you can't explain unless someone leaves a comment asking why.
(from [livejournal.com profile] sylphslider

Taken a picture naked?
Yes

Made out with a member of the same sex?
No

Danced in front of your mirror?
Yes

Told a lie?
Yes

Gotten in a car with people you just met?
Yes

Been in a fist fight?
No

Had feelings for someone who didn't have them back?
Yes

Been arrested?
No

Left your house without telling your parents?
Yes

Ditched school to do something more fun?
Yes

Slept in a bed with a member of the same sex?
Yes

Seen someone die?
Yes

Kissed a picture?
Yes

Slept in until 3?
Yes

Laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by?
Yes

Played dress up?
Yes

Fallen asleep at work/school?
Yes

Felt an earthquake?
No

Touched a snake?
Yes

Ran a red light?
Yes

Had detention?
Yes

Been in a car accident?
Yes

Pole danced?
No

Been lost?
Yes

Sang karaoke?
No

Done something you told yourself you wouldn't?
Yes

Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose?
No

Caught a snowflake on your tongue?
Yes

Kissed in the rain?
Yes

Sang in the shower?
Yes

Got your tongue stuck to a pole?
No

Ever gone to school partially naked?
Yes

Sat on a roof top?
Yes

Played chicken?
No

Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on?
No

Been told you're hot by a complete stranger?
Yes

Broken a bone?
Yes

Mooned/flashed someone?
No

Forgotten someone's name?
Yes

Slept naked?
Yes

Blacked out from drinking?
Yes

Played a prank on someone?
Yes

Felt like killing someone?
Yes

Made a parent cry?
Yes

Cried over someone?
Yes

Had sex more than 5 times in one day?
No

Had/Have a dog?
Yes

Been in a band?
Yes

Drank 25 sodas in a day?
No

Shot a gun?
No

Been inside a dumpster?
No
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Nicked from [livejournal.com profile] 0ccam
Please post a protest song or ANYTHING THAT MEANS NO MORE WAR to you in your own LJ. I'd like to see this grow, for people to see the words that inspired a generation to rebel against the forces in their government that war-mongered and caused the deaths of so many.

Screaming at the Wailing Wall )

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