Icon Glee

Apr. 28th, 2009 02:15 pm
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (ghibli-sheepage-me)
Icon memoid via [livejournal.com profile] vaulted_eel.
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick six 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.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon glee.

(Copying herself, if you only have six icons but want to play, I'll pick like... three or so. I'm also copying her formatting WITH NO SHAME.)

WHY I HAVE IT: For talking about music, and because I respect Shena Ringo even when I occasionally can't get what she's doing, and because I love the dichotomies in this image (making it well-suited for my weird musical tastes)
WHO MADE IT: I did, but it was mostly just cropping and enhancing.

KEYWORDS: secularism-octopus-me
WHY I HAVE IT: [livejournal.com profile] tikistitch found this image warning of the EVIL OCTOPUS-LIKE THREAT OF SECULARISM!!!! I found it hilarious, and even though I only rarely bust it out, as a big fan of secularism, it was a must-have. (Governmental secularism is a good thing for religious and non-religious people alike!)
WHO MADE IT: I was feeling very lazy and ran it through [livejournal.com profile] lechatron's El Jay Iconmaker.

KEYWORDS: gokusen-me
WHY I HAVE IT: I enjoyed the "Gokusen" manga and TV show about an apparently meek and dorky Yakuza-clan-head's granddaughter trying to make it on the straight-and-narrow as a high school teacher in charge of a class full of reprobates. This image took a ton of processing (it was upside down and had stuff in the background I had to edit out), and I added the text (which says GOKUSEN) myself. I also like her massive yet subtle bitchface in this. <3
WHO MADE IT: Me! Source image from onemanga.com

KEYWORDS: get fuzzy-footnotes-me
WHY I HAVE IT: For discussing academia and writing and stuff. This is one of my oldest icons, I think. It's from "Get Fuzzy."
WHO MADE IT: I did! I think I had to re-arrange the text, maybe edit the wall, but I don't remember.

KEYWORDS: murata-ono no komachi-me
WHY I HAVE IT:For being depressed, momentarily or not, and expressing that sense of things fading away. It quotes the beginning of a poem by Ono no Komachi: "Hana no iro wa/utsuri ni keri na..." (The colors of the flowers have already faded away...here's the whole thing in English; it's very short).
WHO MADE IT: The art is by Range Murata. I can't remember if the fade to the left is original or not. I added the text.

KEYWORDS: whelan-shelves-sarudy
WHY I HAVE IT: The figure reminds me of me a little, and there are so many possible interpretations of what's going on. Is it a library? an office? a prison? a museum? Is she escaping? Researching? Daydreaming? Looking for someone? Sneaking in? Sometimes this icon just inexplicably fits a mood and a post.
WHO MADE IT: The art is by Michael Whelan and [livejournal.com profile] sarudy made the icon. (Thank you!)

(That was fun, so if you have a question about some other icon, by all means...)
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (ueto aya-business-me)
And now I need to go do some work somewhere. Really. REALLY.

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars (Barely, if you count napping during #5--probably never will really due to medical condition THANKS.)
3. Played in a band (No, and probably never will due to lack of talent and abundance of shyness)
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower (Most recently out on blankets somewhere around Tilden in Berkeley)
6. Given more than you can afford to charity (I ... wouldn't say more than I could afford? I wouldn't go broke for charity; there's a line between altruistic and stupid.)
7. Been to Disneyland (My parents promised. Instead, they took me to Dogpatch, Arkansas, a couple years before it broke down for good. No, I'm not kidding.)
8. Climbed a mountain (But I'd like to! A small one, anyway. More hiking is good...)
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped (Not even interested)
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm (Often enough, in Arkansas, but it's virtually impossible in the Bay Area! Poor folks.)
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch (I taught myself to draw, taught myself calligraphy, etc.)
15. Adopted a child (but I might consider it somedayQuibbling with food poisoning, plus trains, pillow fights, baby foxes, and beestings )
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (whelan-shelves-sarudy)
2008 was a hell of a year. Some good things happened, but the bad things this year were really deeply bad. Among the good things, I started my own business, [livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor got a one-year full-time position, and I think I grew up a fair amount. While I got closer to a couple of friends, the catalysts for why we got closer were stressful things (illnesses, relationships ending, and other life changes). Multiple friends had marriages and long, serious relationships end. Multiple friends went to the ER. I really missed a lot of people--[livejournal.com profile] applechailatte moved back to Japan and got a job that looked great on paper, but has been so stressful that I've hardly heard from her. [livejournal.com profile] kyspaz remains half a continent away. And a certain local friend (who will remain unnamed since I don't know where her decisionmaking/publicizing process is) may be leaving the country.

What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before?
Met a bunch of LJ and other online friends for the first time (those were very good things), got to finally go to Texas and see [livejournal.com profile] kyspaz' house and workplace and meet her kitties, played Fluxx and Guitar Hero/Rock Band for the first time, officially started my own business, was really politically active, put up yard signs.

Where did you travel?
For the first time: Seattle, Wichita Falls, Pigeon Point and a few other bits of the California coast.

What would you like to have in 2009 that you lacked in 2008?
I'd like [livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor to get a regular full-time position; I'd like to have a house (either rental or whatever); I'd like to have better health and fitness. I'D REALLY LIKE TO HAVE THAT STANFORD MASTER'S. And maybe a new car, but the house would be better.

What date from 2008 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
November 4th, of course.
May 16: I started my business, officially.

What were the best things you bought?
Eddie Izzard tickets (except for the venue); Fluxx.

Where did most of your money go?
Rent, groceries, eating out.

What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The presidential election.

What political issue stirred you the most?
Proposition 8, which was also the worst disappointment of the year. (The worst news of the year involved the hospitalizations of various friends and the death of [livejournal.com profile] teapot_farm.)

What do you wish you'd done more of?
Travel, even if it were just day trips. I desperately wish we could have gone on a real trip together, though.
Also, activity in general (hiking, exercise, etc.).

What do you wish you'd done less of?
Wasted time on the internet. Seriously. I need to get out more.

Did you fall in love in 2008?
Stayed in love.

What was your favorite TV program?
Coffee Prince.

What was your greatest musical discovery?
Either Nightmare Revisited, Utada Hikaru's new album, or Clazziquai's new album. Nothing much.

What was the best book you read?
Sadly, I didn't read a lot of fiction this year. The best fiction I read was probably Snake Agent by Liz Williams, and I really enjoyed How To Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman.

What was your favorite film of this year?
Wall-E, I think, though I confess I enjoyed Iron Man way more than I expected.

Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2008:
Random health problems can make your whole life get screwed up big time, so it's good to try to stay as healthy as possible otherwise, and it's good to have friends around, and to do anything you have to do in order get health insurance. Also, that I still really, really want to have that experience of living overseas, but I still don't know how to make it happen. And probably some other things.

What did you do on your birthday?
On my 31st birthday proper, I had dinner with [livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor at Yuki, the best authentic Japanese restaurant nearby. The Sunday before, several friends came over and we snacked and played Guitar Hero: World Tour. We were supposed to go to Dickens Fair later on, but the tickets never arrived. :/

What kept you sane?
Relatively sane, anyway: [livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor, [livejournal.com profile] kyspaz, [livejournal.com profile] toratigris, [livejournal.com profile] hoshizora, etc.

Quote a song lyric that sums up your year:

We fight the blues
くよくよしてちゃ敵が喜ぶ (moping makes your enemies happy)
男も女もタフじゃなきゃね (both men and women have to be tough)

(Video of live performance of "Fight the Blues" by Utada Hikaru)

Music game

Dec. 1st, 2008 07:31 pm
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] hoshizora came up with this great memoid/music game where you take a screenshot of your iTunes mixes and then people can request to see what's in them. The rules, which I have entirely failed to follow, are If you want to see the contents of a playlist, comment, and I shall reply with a screenshot -- but you must then reciprocate by SPREADING THE MEME. Alas, I have few mixes on this computer--only massive, 700+mb playlists that are either for RPGs or are supposed to serve as rough introductions to the state of pop music in, say, Japan or Taiwan or something. :p So I can't really participate in the game, even though I'd like to.

But I thought what he was doing was really cool, if cooler than I can aspire to, so I've made one so far and am working on a couple of others. Unfortunately, the one I finished is titled "I Like My Coffee Like I Like My Women (Androgynous: A Coffee Prince Mix)" and is a set designed to evoke characters and situations from the Korean comedy/drama/romance Coffee Prince. I'm going to post a shot of it anyway, though, just for the heck of it...

here it is )
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
Actually, I've seen this 3 times on my f'list and everyone had the orange one, so I was starting to think it was a generator and it was broken, but no--I just have several charming extroverts on my f'list, haha.

What Your Cute Monster Says About You

You are a deep, thoughtful, down to earth person. You don't put much stock in appearances.

You are never superficial or flippant. You take time in life to study, learn, and get to know people well.

You inner demon is laziness. You can get so caught up in your own world that you neglect everything around you.

People think you're cute because you're intelligent. Your wit and wisdom are charming.

wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (holidays-halloween-me)
This is a silly Halloween meme that produces random costume descriptions for people on your friends list. Unless I deleted you by accident while getting rid of people I know don't read me back, RP characters, etc., if you can read this, you're in here. (if you have a couple different journals, I probably only listed one.) Sorry for all the repeats, though. And I ran out of astonished comments VERY early on. Anyway, search for yourself and let me know what you think, heehee.

I'd be very puzzled if I had a Halloween party like this, but I'd be thrilled so many people wore costumes! Of course, this may people would NOT fit into my house.

I'm not sure which of these is my favorite...or the most appalling...or the most baffling! (And some are just lame, which I considered cheating and fixing, but...there are too many entries.)

[livejournal.com profile] wintersweet's Halloween party:

1crowdedhour dressed as Ivan the Terrible of Russia.
39orangestreet dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Council of the Anvil.
_aurelius dressed as a pirate. I was expecting more originality...
_epiphany_girl_ dressed as Elizabeth Regina on steroids and roller skates.
adriennelily dressed as Elizabeth Regina on steroids and roller skates, though it looked more like a moral pixie.
Read more... )
Throw your own party at the Hallomeme!
Created by [livejournal.com profile] sigma7: More info here.


Sep. 18th, 2008 05:04 pm
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (ghibli-sheepage-me)
What the heck--I've gotten to see some of you for the first time, so I figured I should participate too. :p I haven't had much f'list churn lately so hopefully nobody this time will be surprised by the fact that I'm really, really not Asian. However, there are a couple of you who were unexpectedly other genders than I had supposed (kind of like [livejournal.com profile] tattermuffin's birds, but anyway). Right, the rules in case you somehow missed it.

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 resizing, duh).
Post these instructions with your picture.

I think I'm getting a migraine. I did go over to S'ford, though. Go me. More later, maybe.
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
[livejournal.com profile] naomikritzer has her own Omnivore's Inventory: You start with 100, deduct 1 point for every "yes," and then brag about your score like you did in college ("ooooh, I am SO CORRUPT you probably don't want to associate with me...")

My score: 58.

1. Have you ever eaten artichoke? Yes. Tasty!
2. Okra? Yes; it's OK fried.
3. Cactus? Nopales. Meh.
4. Kumquats? Yes.
5. Persimmon? Yes--Fuyu are best; I don't like the mushy Midwestern kind.
6. Star fruit? Yes. <3
7. Turnip or mustard greens? Yes, though usually Asian preparations, not Southern.
8. Have you eaten a habanero pepper? No, but I've had habanero salsa.
9. More than once?
10. Have you ever eaten dandelions? I don't think so.It gets weirder below--much weirder! )

I'm kind of amused that on the other memoid, all the Arkansas people on my f'list are like "EWWW! CHITLINS!!! NOOOO!!!!" Me too.

Sometime I'll make my own list with things that seemed exotic and weird or challenging or special to me when I first ate them. :)
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
Via [livejournal.com profile] artfulruin and [livejournal.com profile] retrobabble:

Bold the foods you've tried; strike the ones you don't want to try.
1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile Read more... )

Darn, if only bear or yak had been on there.

P. S. I'm kind of amused that the alarming Chinese alcohol is the only one of the alcoholic entries on here that I've tried or am ever likely to try--I don't *like* alcohol, and I've learned from experience that things that SOUND tasty like a "peach Bellini" taste just as bad as the rest of it. :P To me.
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
...but right now I'm hooked on my cross-dressing Korean romantic comedy dramas with coffee in, shhhh.

Via [livejournal.com profile] sabrinageek:

You are a Waterbender!


The first waterbenders learned how to bend water by watching the moon control the tides. Waterbenders use Chi, the energy that flows through life, in combat. They redirect their opponent’s Chi rather than using direct strikes. Waterbending is stronger at night and strongest during the full moon. Waterbending is not possible during a lunar eclipse.

Which Element do you Bend?

Posting due to pretty graphic. :p
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
Via [livejournal.com profile] hillarygayle, since I never do Friday Fives but I could use a bit of dreaming right now. :)

Theme: International Travel

1. You have the summer and plenty of money to travel abroad. Where all would you go?
I'd rather not go to Japan in the summer, but...I'd go to Japan. I'd take one or two weeks to go to Taiwan, visit old haunts in Taipei (including the National Palace Museum) and finally visit the south and central parts of the island. I'd spend the rest of the time in Japan. I'd revisit and better explore all the places we went to on our honeymoon (see [livejournal.com profile] alwayshoneymoon). But we didn't get to see Kinkakuji or Arashiyama or the costume museum in Kyoto, or Akihabara or Otome Road or several museums or old shop districts in Tokyo, and I want to spend more time in Kurashiki. And I really want to visit Kyushu. SOMEONE PAY ME TO GO WITH YOU.

And since this question doesn't ask it, I'd take [livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor and [livejournal.com profile] kyspaz if I could. Well, there are a bunch of other people I'd also love to take with me ([livejournal.com profile] toratigris, [livejournal.com profile] hillarygayle, [livejournal.com profile] hoshizora, etc.). It'd be awesome to go with a huge group of likeminded people. But if I had to choose one non-[livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor person, it'd be [livejournal.com profile] kyspaz, because she's never been to Asia and I think she'd really enjoy Japan (if we could avoid the seaweed). And we'd have so much fun together. (The only drawback is that we might get thrown out of Japan forever.)

2. What foods would you be sure you got to eat?
I'd like to try a bunch of the fish and stuff that I couldn't handle the first time I was in Japan. And I'd like to go to some of the sushi places featured in the seasonal sushi TV specials, especially the place with the hand-caught tuna. AND. Honey toast again. AND. DESSERT VIKING. (I can't find the link I had before, but basically, an all-you-can-eat buffet of nothing but beautiful desserts.)

In Taiwan, stinky tofu--there were a lot of things I didn't order because [livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor wasn't with me and I didn't want to waste food if I couldn't eat it.

3. What landmarks would you be sure you got to see?
Kinkakuji, Sakurajima, the Shimazu family house, a ton of museums we missed the first time, Yakushima ...

4. What airline would you use?
Probably whichever partners with AA, which I believe is JAL (and we used them last time). You know, I always thought JAL was the Japanese airline to use, but all of my Japanese friends use ANA. Hmm.

5. Would your knowledge of other languages influence where you went? (i.e. would you be more likely to go to France if you spoke French)
Kind of--I really prefer to go somewhere where I can at least say "Where's the bathroom?" and "Is this train going to $destination?" But I'm certainly not fluent in either Mandarin or Japanese, That said, I'd be interested in going to almost any country in the world if I got the chance, barring places I felt were unduly likely to result in death and dismemberment.

Theme: USA Road Trip

1. Who would you take with you on a road trip?
[livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor and any variety of LJ and RL friends.

2. What states would you visit?
Well, I've seen the south, and I don't really enjoy the urban clog of the northeast, so ... how about San Diego, CA, to Vancouver, Canada (I know, I'm cheating again!)? Balboa Park, trip to Catalina or Channel Islands or whatever, museums and Japanese & Korean areas in LA, up the coast with random fun towns, Santa Cruz, Monterey, show off my favorite places in the Bay Area (various sites in San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto/Stanford, Fremont, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco), cross the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Big Sur, all that pretty coastal stuff in extreme NorCal and Oregon, Portland, more coastal stuff, Seattle, Vancouver ... phew! IT WOULD BE AWESOME. WHO'S WITH ME?!

3. What national parks and/or monuments would you go see?
Well, due to the vagaries of our system, there's not much along the way--tempting as Yosemite and Lassen are, they'd be way out of the way (Not that the So Cal islands aren't.) Possibly Channel Islands, Pinnacles, Muir Woods, Redwood, and Olympic, I guess. North Cascades?

4. Las Vegas: Overrated or a Must-See?
Overrated. I hate cigarette smoke, and you can't escape it there. When we went they were having a (supposedly) freak heat wave, where it was 95F at midnight, so ... ugh, misery. Everything's expensive. I did enjoy some of the wacky architecture and stuff, and I kind of want to go back one time when it's cool out so I can better see the wackiness, but that's it.

5. How long would you be gone?
I think the above trip would take several weeks, but longer would be better--we could go to some of the more inland stuff, or do what someone on my f'list did once and drive as close as they could get to the Arctic Circle. Woohoo!

Fear me!

Mar. 26th, 2008 04:51 pm
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (wachifield-uptosth-me)
The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?


*takes over universe*

via [livejournal.com profile] tammylee.
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (ghibli-sheepage-me)
Haiku2 for wintersweet
in the chilly fog
i think i might want to see
Created by Grahame


Nov. 21st, 2007 09:43 am
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (photos-taiwantea-me)
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] djinnj, you can see proof of another one of my really useless superpowers: knowing random stuff about alcohol despite being 99.999% teetotaller.


Of all the things on the quiz, I've think only tasted rum (in a drink), beer (once, IIRC--I had about 2 sips while I was in Tibet, unless you count the Apricot Ale I tasted at Pyramid Ale in Berkeley)and wine (like, three times ... I've never had a whole glass). These are pretty easy, though. And I feel stupid for missing the Everclear one at first.

(Yeah, I'm cleaning for Thanksgiving, but I'm having wrist and other problems and am taking periodic breaks.)
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (ghibli-sheepage-me)
[livejournal.com profile] mendoza is the THIRD person to tag me for this, after ... [livejournal.com profile] tikistitch and ... someone else, maybe [livejournal.com profile] dreamingcrow? Anyway. Uh. I should really do it!

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.

1) I hate getting drops of water on my face.
2) I hung out in a billiards room in Tibet with the writer of Rollerball (the original short story).
3) I was originally a dual major in art and computer science, as an undergrad.
4) My hair hasn't been shorter than my shoulderblades since I was a toddler.
5) I've never broken any bones, but I have had a surgical foreign object extraction.
6) I really dislike sleeping and I despise naps, but I still need 8 hours a night if I can.
7) I've gone to Alphonse Mucha exhibitions twice and neither were in Europe (or North America).

Sorry, I couldn't think of anything really interesting! That's why I kept putting it off.

I tag [livejournal.com profile] sho_sunaga, [livejournal.com profile] kyspaz, and uh ... 5 of you who are bored.

P. S. Dumbledore is gay! Ha. Well, 'tis a nice footnote, though I still think that of all those romance-seeking kids at Hogwarts, it's odd that none of them were gay or bi.
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
Top unread books from LibraryThing: Bold what you have read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. (And I added a * to things I really want to read.)

* Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
Read more... )

Actually, I've been meaning to get around to some of the classics that I haven't read by using DailyLit (public-domain books emailed as chunks of text to you every day or whatever you like). But there's nothing on this list that's both public-domain and is something I really really want to read.

Anyway, if any of the unmarked ones are books you highly recommended, let me know!
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (holidays-halloween-me)
Halloween Meme
[livejournal.com profile] _aurelius summons the undead armies of [livejournal.com profile] hoshizora to steal your candy
[livejournal.com profile] dreamingcrow calls [livejournal.com profile] kyspaz to let them know the psycho killer's in the basement
[livejournal.com profile] evilari puts real eyeballs in your pumpkin
[livejournal.com profile] hoshizora buries [livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor at the crossroads with a Bank Manager's lunchbox through their heart
[livejournal.com profile] iqtheicequeen TPs your cutlery
[livejournal.com profile] jenniferward haunts your socks
[livejournal.com profile] kikibelle sacrifices [livejournal.com profile] jenniferward's brains
[livejournal.com profile] kyspaz tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers
[livejournal.com profile] m_cat eats [livejournal.com profile] tikistitch's spicy, spicy brains.
papayaspapayas creates an unholy monstrosity from papayaspapayas, iqtheicequeeniqtheicequeen and unkyrichunkyrich
[livejournal.com profile] sho_sunaga carves [livejournal.com profile] m_cat's effigy in the medium of candy
[livejournal.com profile] tattermuffin puts fake eyeballs in your gerbils
[livejournal.com profile] tikistitch shows up with burning torches, pitchforks and dip
[livejournal.com profile] unkyrich swoops on [livejournal.com profile] _aurelius and drains their Wings Greatest Hits
LJ Name

The thought of [livejournal.com profile] assaultdoor dressed as [livejournal.com profile] tattermuffin is hysterical. XD
wintersweet: Main character from Yokohama Shopping Project: Just being alive means you've made a clear profit. ☆ 人生、生きちょるだけで丸儲け. (Default)
Half-time web producer position at Stanford: [we are] looking for a Web Producer to join the Web Publishing Group at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. We are responsible for the growth and maintenance of the public website as well as internal websites for the students, staff and faculty. To apply please go to http://jobs.stanford.edu/ and enter 27042 in the keyword field. This is a half-time position.

I think the information junkies and insatiable readers on my f'list will like this AskMeFi thread: What single book is the best introduction to your field for laypeople? Oh, my, good stuff! There are actually a lot of books I hadn't heard of, besides some of the obvious bestseller-types. I added several things to my Amazon wishlist.

Attn: newer Mac laptop owners!
Maybe it's old news to you, but New Pong is new to me! It uses the computer's motion-sensing capabilities to let you play Pong by tilting the computer back and forth. (On the MacBookPro with the oversized screen what I have, this is pretty good exercise. :p Just, um, don't drop it.)

Semi-official resolution recently: Eat meat once per day or less. Actually, this isn't that hard for me most of the time; I'm always kind of stunned/amused by diet suggestions such as "Try to have one meatless dinner per week!" Uh, I 'd have to try NOT to. But anyway, it's a useful thing to keep in mind.

Plus I learned something: the vegetarian taco salad at La Pinata has grilled mushrooms, lima beans, corn, and peas (plus the regular pinto beans, guacamole, etc.). o_O Tasted better than you think, too.

Finally, this is a cute memoid--too cute to cut. However, I'm totally sure that this dream house actually belongs to [livejournal.com profile] siderealengine, not me:

Your home is a

Philanthropic Gamer's Mansion

Your kitchen is stocked with chips, dips, and assorted caffeinated beverages. There's a pantry with emergency backup caffeinated beverages. You also have some breakfast cereals in there, but you haven't had breakfast since last Spring. Your master bedroom has blankets printed with images of Mario and Link. Your study includes unread copies of various gamer magazines, each purchased for the free demo CDs. One of your garages holds your collection of ferraris, and is measured in acreage.

Your home also includes a guest wing and private quarters for your servants. Your guests enjoy your collection of every console and associated game ever made. Except the Intellivision -- those controllers drive them NUTS. Outside is your hedge maze and gardens, meticulously tended by a team of world-class botanists.

And, you have a pet -- a koopa named "Shelly".

Below is a snippet of the blueprints:

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NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool Nerd God.  What are you?  Click here!

Sadly, I accrued many of my math and science points as a kid.

And they're so wrong about the lack of dorkitude. HA.

Also, it should be either nerdiosity or nerdocity.


Aug. 11th, 2007 09:12 pm
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Your Score: Siouxsie Sioux!

Our test has determined that you possess
24% Hellbentness, 11% Sanguinity, and 55% Creeps!
Well done!

You are Siouxsie Sioux, lead singer of Siouxsie and the Banshees!

Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British gothic rock band that encompassed the punk and new wave genres. She and the Banshees were not directly involved in the early goth scene as such, but had a massive influence on it in terms of both music and image. Siouxsie Sioux courted much controversy in the band's early days with her dress, often wearing 'bondage' clothes and fetish wear. Their music had been called "gothic" as far back as 1979, and their music formed the template for a lot of female-fronted goth bands in much the same way that Siouxsie's sense of style provided a fashion plate for many female goths. Between the two bands, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Bauhaus pretty much rocked early gothic style into being.

Link: The what Proto-Goth Icon are you? Test written by anastasia_x on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Actually, I've been meaning to look up more of their stuff.


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