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thefuck (by lannacht)

I'm still deciding if this is a good or bad thing . . .

(Thanks to kradical for the tip.)

I write like
James Joyce

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Based on the analysis of the first chapter of the novel. Suppose it could be worse--apparently "Dan Brown" is also an option.

I have one more thingy I want to tweak in the manuscript and then it's time to render it from Scrivener into a printout. Oh, and I have a job interview today for a bankruptcy law firm. If nothing else, I'll be feeling awfully darn confident and upbeat.

Today (so far) I took pleasure in waking up and realizing ZOMG NOVEL IS READY.

Today (so far) I learned that, um, I write like James Joyce, according to Coding Robots.
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Icon Meme

1. Reply to this post with 'Icons!', and I will pick five of your icons.
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.

These are the five that azewewish picked out:

makeawish -- I think I picked this one up from the eddieizzard community. piperredfern made it originally. I use it a lot for "good luck!" type replies to posts, or when I'm making a wish myself.

snakes -- One of my early crude attempts at icon-making, this is a still frame from the MST3K episode "Cave Dwellers" (Miles O'Keeffe wresting a giant snake puppet) combined with a memorable line from another MST3K episode, "Eegah!" (The line is dubbed in weirdly, which adds to the surrealism of it, and thus became one of those catchphrases among MSTies.) Obviously, I use this one a lot in the mst3k community.

sylvian -- because if I'm going to worship at the altar of David Sylvian, I should at least have an icon of the man, right? I put this one together myself.

boobies -- this lovely pair of boobies comes from a picture that my dad took. (Wow, that sounds really bad without the proper context.)

cookie monster abc -- I have no idea who made this icon originally (I swiped it from the collection of one ruby_stevens) but I am eternally grateful. This is a still from a classic (and clearly unscripted) bit on Sesame Street where the little girl reciting the ABCs with Kermit blurts out "Cookie Monster!" and starts giggling. Kermit goes all crumpleface and objects that "Cookie Monster is not a letter of the alphabet!" So they try again, and, as small children do when they find something that amuses them, she does it again. Kermit gets frustrated and walks off. "I love you!" the girl calls after him. Kermit comes back and says "I love you, too." I learned to read because of Sesame Street, so this little moment warms my little Gen-X nostalgic heart.

(Yay! YouTube knows all!)

Today I took pleasure in laughing my ass off at the "Put Down The Ducky" sequence that was one link away on YouTube.

Today I learned that a four-pound chicken will, indeed, fit in my crock pot.
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cookie monster abc

And now a meme . . .

I just did a backdated entry about my Dad's birthday, in case it gets buried on your f-list.

Eeneyway. Have some memage:

Leave me a comment and I will reply with why I like you. If I don't know you, I'll either make something up or tell you why I like your LiveJournal. You must pay for the privilege by posting a message like this one on your LiveJournal.

Today I took pleasure in bashing out more wordage on my NaNo.

Today I learned about some new inventions that are making the futuristic aspects of my NaNo look a bit dated already.
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Heck with politics, have a meme!

1. Stop talking about politics for a moment or two.
2. Post a reasonably-sized picture in your LJ, NOT under a cut tag, of something pleasant, such as an adorable kitten, or a fluffy white cloud, or a bottle of booze. Something that has NOTHING TO DO WITH POLITICS.
3. Include these instructions, and share the love.

I give you . . . Nick Rhodes juggling!

Pleasure and learning later, too early in the AM for that.

Current wordcount: 8,335
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Pic meme

Take a picture of yourself right now. Don’t change your clothes. Don’t fix your hair. Just take a picture. Post that picture with no editing. (Except maybe to get the image size down to something reasonable. Don’t go posting an eight megapixel image.) Include these instructions.

Just got the shirt today, btw . . .

Today I took pleasure in hearing some good poetry in a groovy space.

Today I learned what the U-Space Gallery (aforementioned groovy space) was like.
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eddie! (by vayshedruvon)

No time for an entry . . . have a meme!

(copy and paste into a comment, then reply, and repost in your LJ if you want me to answer to you)

1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?

2) What was your dream growing up?

3) What talent do you wish you had?

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

5) Favourite vegetable?

6) What was the last book you read?

7) What zodiac sign are you?

8) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.

9) 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) White or red wine?

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?

27) What's your favourite place to hang at?

28) Do you believe in ghosts?

29) Favourite thing to do in your spare time?

30) Do you swear a lot?

31) Biggest pet peeve?

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?

35) Do you believe in God?

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
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My brain's too fuzzy for a regular entry . . .

. . . so here's a shiny meme instead! (Horked from julieduranie and freecloud13.)

1. How old will you turn in 2008?

2. Do you think you'll be married by then?
Only if I completely lose my mind in a whirlwind courtship or something.

3. What do you look forward to most in the next 3 months?
Going to London.

4. Do you like to say "I told you so?"
Not really.

5. Who was the last person to call you?
My mom, this morning, to see if I was awake yet.

6. Do you prefer call or text?
Text is actually more convenient, since I can pick it up and respond whenever. Text conversations have a little extra excitement to them--each new message is like a present.

7. Do you have any pets?
Not at the moment. Just a couple of houseplants.

8. What were you doing at 1:30 am?

9. What were you doing at 3:00 am?
See previous answer.

10. When is the last time you saw your mom?
This evening, when I went to Mom and Dad's for dinner.

11. What is your mood?
Not too bad.

12. How many houses have you lived in?
Five, I guess. Maybe seven or eight if you count apartments.

13. How many city/towns have you lived in?
It's pretty much been Atlanta my whole life. You could up the count to three if you include the few months after my birth in Boston and the two months I lived in Nagoya.

14. Do you prefer shoes, socks or bare feet?
Bare feet.

15. Are you a social person?
Depends on the society I find myself in.

16. What was the last thing you ate?
A slice of my mom's bread that I couldn't finish because I was too full. I felt terribly guilty about letting bread like that go to waste.

17. What's your favorite color?
Red, especially deep crimson shades of it.

18. What are you doing for your next birthday?
Haven't decided yet. It's on a Saturday this year, I believe, so I should have some fun with it.

19. What is your favorite TV show?
Mystery Science Theater 3000

20. What kind of jelly do you like on your PB & J sandwich?
Raspberry jam.

21. Do you like coffee?
I prefer tea, but since I've been placed in charge of coffee at work, I've re-aquired a taste for the stuff.

22. What are you listening to?
The Earth is Not a Cold Dead Place by Explosions in the Sky.

23. Do you have an iPod?
Yep. iPod Mini with a rubber skin that glows in the dark. I named it Marvin.

24. How do you feel about the last person you kissed?
I have an enormous crush on him but I can't do anything with it.

25. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed?
I have a single bed--I sleep in the middle of it.

26. Do you know how to play poker?
Yep. Though I sometimes have to bust out a reference book to figure out the rankings of the more complicated hands.

27. What are you thinking about right now?
The answers to these questions.

28. Any plans for this weekend?
I just finished the weekend! Next weekend, I'm going to Chattacon.

29. Have you cut your hair this week?
Nope. Think I'm scheduled for a cut in February.

30. Last picture you took?
The snow outside, yesterday.

31. Are you a tease?

32. Have you ever been in an ambulance?
Not that I remember.

33. Do you prefer an ocean or pool?
Ocean, definitely.

34. Do you smile often?
As often as I feel the need to.

35. What color are your bed sheets?
Sort of cream with a pattern. My parents bought them for me so my bed would better match the decor of the room I was staying in at the time. I should really get some that match me better, but it's not a pressing need.

36. What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
Food. Particularly dinners out, which is an indulgence I really need to rein in a bit.

37. Do you wear any jewelry 24/7?
Nope. I wear a watch fairly often, but I take it off eventually.

38. Have you heard a rumor about yourself this week?
Not this week, but I have come across some pretty interesting rumors about me.

39. Who is the funniest person you know?
I'd actually have to say britpoptarts--she can go off on these rambles that have me absolutely helpless with laughter.

41. Where do you want to go to college?
I've already been--you can't make me go back!

42. Who was the last person to make you cry?
Mr. TBH, I suppose, when I was thinking about him recently and trying to let go.

43. Do you shut off the water while you brush your teeth?
I'm baffled to realize that some people don't do that.

44. Do you wish you were with someone right now?
If I'd wanted to be around even more people than I've been around today, I would have gone to Java Monkey for poetry. As it is, I'm kinda content to keep my own company for now.

45. Are you mad about anything?
I try not to be.

46. Last person to im you?

47. What are you doing besides this?
Sipping lemon water and, um, listening to music.
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2007 in review . . .

[First lines of the first public entries for each month . . . ]

January: So I entered the year 2007 in a state of complete sobriety.

February: Sooooo . . . hi.

March: Got cleaning done, got writing done and even picked up the guitar and attempted to play it.

April: So, Lent is over and I'm going bonkers all over the internets.

May: That is all.

June: Now I'm all pissed off again.

July: This website is eating my life!!!

August: So LJ is deleting journals again, only this time, they're actually looking at the content, applying the Miller Test and nuking the ones that flunk it.

September: . . . which meant I spent most of this evening catching up on internet stuff.

October: So.

November: Happy Guy Fawkes Day, everybody!

December: So, first off, Happy Birthday to Mr. Warren Bruce Cuccurullo.

Meanwhile, in 2008, well, it's off to a good enough start. Rocked it in with The Forty-Fives, as I mentioned before, but bailed before Gringo Star started playing because I was getting tired of being surrounded by obnoxiously drunk people. My personal New Year's Eve tradition has become to stay sober so I can actually remember midnight.

Today it's back to work and it's the start of the month, so it's time to do billing. Whee! Having made plenty of mistakes to learn from last time around, I seem to be getting the hang of it this time. (I also got a certain smug satisfaction when Boss #1 asked me "You know you're supposed to start on the billing, right?" when I was about halfway through sorting the pre-bills and I told him "I'm already working on it.")

I found my camera and snapped a picture of the froggy. I'll get it uploaded soon so y'all can see.

Today I took pleasure in bringing home groceries in a big brown bag.

Today I learned just how high I can push the top margin in WordPerfect.
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makeawish (by piperredfern)

Meme swiped from crevette

I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. I read your journals, or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you friended me and I thank you for your interest in my words.

But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...they listen in rapture to the love-music of she-turnips." (Think of it as your Christmas present to me!)

I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal and see what gems of knowledge appear.
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