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Taken from [livejournal.com profile] magicmarmot. . .

Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids?! Have you ever kissed someone? Missed someone? Told someone you loved them? Drank alcohol? These questions for the people who are a little older.
read, then post your own if you like )
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secret competence
Sometimes people tell me things in great detail about stuff I already know. Or--I assure you it's my favorite thing-- they talk about a topic that I actually have a history and facility with. Like beer )

So riddle me this, and post it in your lj:

1. What are five excellent things you know/do really well? How long have you been doing them?
2. How did you learn them?
3. Which ones do you hear the most bs about from tyros?
3. What's your best story about some yayhoo "teaching" you about your secret expertise?
4. Nominate a neologism that describes the experience of "being told shit one already knows"
5. (optional) What trick have you learned to cope?


Mar. 15th, 2007 11:05 pm
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copped from [livejournal.com profile] gunn is this quiz which I find interesting )

Also, these might be the funniest gol durn thing I've ever seen (some of you might find funnier than others. I'm not going to point fingers or anything but that link's basically a must read for [livejournal.com profile] unclebastard, [livejournal.com profile] yaaren, and anyone with a significant interest in video games and the life of letters.
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i do deserve my diploma, scoring 97% on that popular quiz. AND I know which one I got wrong and I'm guessing just about anyone else in my peer group who also netted a 97 got it wrong. BUT, to redeem myself, I'd like to be among the first to point out they misspelled Twelfth Night. Is this ironical? Or just something that sucks?


May. 26th, 2006 04:03 pm
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Which Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon Character Are You?

You are Sheila, the Thief. You are always willing to lend a hand and you have a really cool Cloak of Invisibility.
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O ye gods why do I watch Bravo (aka the network for the wealthy, gay or both)?? Because it's Awesome that's why. Last night's Top Chef reunion show? Made me feel Icky, but in all the good, trashy ways. Someone else could maybe explain this to me: on every reality show EVAR there is someone who looks into the camera and says "I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to win." This is supposed to excuse the various atrocities they commit over the course of 8-12 episodes. Yet when the reunion show (a weird new tradition in reality television where everyone gets together to drink and look at clips) rolls around, they (in this case, Tiffani Faison) are surprised when nobody wants to be their friend! You said you didn't want friends. Now you discover that $100,000 is not enough money to "be somebody's monkey"?? Gawd sometimes I want to get on reality tv and rub this crap in people's faces. Man, you're STILL gonna get rich if you get on tv--these days even the first person kicked off a show gets at least one offer from an agent and subsequent appearances in stuff. It's like reality tv is an automatic doubler of your guaranteed 15 minutes. You're still gonna get rich, you might as well have a good time and be nice to some people along the way. Winning is awesome, I'm sure, but it is actually not ever necessary to say that you're not there to make friends. Everybody wants to win, you ninnehammers! I think it would still be Great Television to see some dude trying to make friends and succeeding, then also winning a pile of cash. Would one of my friends (all of whom are universally excellent and nice people) with more free time please audition for one of these shows?

I bet [livejournal.com profile] star5 would do well at Project Runway. [livejournal.com profile] dangerdhotrod belongs on Unanimous (as the winner of course). [livejournal.com profile] mrs_lovett... hm... not wife swap, please! but I bet she'd kill on Colonial House. If they ever re-do The Law Firm, I'd say [livejournal.com profile] r0ckc4ndy would work on that. [livejournal.com profile] unclebastard has clearly already won Beauty and the Geek, though with the bird thing, none of us is sure which one's the beauty and which the geek*. And of course, [livejournal.com profile] lio? Survivor; geez I mean would that not be perfect? does that surprise anyone? Would you not pay to see that?

Oh hey! There you go: your meme for the day: pick five friends from your list and declare the reality tv show upon which they should compete. Post results in your lj. Each of them have to do it with five of their own.

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Adapted from [livejournal.com profile] magicmarmot's recent post comes this meme I like. Type

[your name] looks like

into google. Enter your favorites in your lj.
results )
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Grammar God!
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

Congratulations! If your mission in life

is not already to preserve the English

tongue, it should be. You can smell a

grammatical inaccuracy from fifty yards.

Your speech is revered by the underlings,

though some may blaspheme and call you a

snob. They're just jealous. Go out there

and change the world.

How grammatically correct are you? (Revised with answer key)
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John Paul II
You are Pope John Paul II. You are a force to be

reckoned with.

Which Twentieth Century Pope Are You?
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not bad

Feb. 8th, 2006 10:20 am
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Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Stability |||||||||||| 46%
Orderliness |||||| 26%
Accommodation |||||| 23%
Interdependence |||||||||| 36%
Intellectual |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Mystical |||||||||||||| 56%
Artistic |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Religious |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Hedonism |||||||||||| 50%
Materialism |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Narcissism |||||| 23%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||| 70%
Work ethic |||||||||||| 50%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 50%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||||||| 70%
Need to dominate |||||||||||| 43%
Romantic |||||||||||| 50%
Avoidant |||||||||||| 43%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||| 70%
Wealth || 10%
Dependency |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Change averse |||||||||||| 43%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||| 56%
Individuality |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Peter pan complex |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Physical security |||||||||||| 43%
Physical Fitness || 10%
Histrionic |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Paranoia |||||||||||||| 56%
Vanity |||||||||||||||| 70%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Female cliche |||||||||||| 50%
Take Free Advanced Global Personality Test
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Life list. inspired by [livejournal.com profile] celias. I added a couple.

( ) crashed a friend's car
( ) stolen a car
(x) Been in love
(x) Been dumped
(x) shoplifted
(x) been fired or I like to call it "laid off"
(x) been in a fist fight
(x) Smoked a cigarette
(x) Snuck out of your parent's house
(x) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) been arrested
( ) gone on a blind date
(x) lied to a friend
(x) skipped school
( ) seen someone die
(x) seen someone born
(x) been to Canada
(x) been to Mexico
(x) been on a plane
(x) purposely set a part of yourself on fire
(x) eaten sushi
(x) been waterskiing (couldn't get it up though)
(x) been at a concert
(x) taken painkillers
(x) love someone or miss someone right now
(x) laid on your back and watched cloud shapes go by
(x) made a snow angel
(x) had a tea party
(x) flown a kite
(x) built a sand castle
(x) gone puddle jumping
(x) played dress up
(x) jumped into a pile of leaves
(x) gone sledding
(x) cheated while playing a game
(x) been lonely
(x) fallen asleep at work/school
(x) used a fake ID
(x) gotten kicked out of a club/bar
(x) watched the sun set
( ) felt an earthquake
(x) slept beneath the stars
(x) been tickled
(x) been robbed
(x) been misunderstood
(x) petted a reindeer/goat/kangaroo
(x) milked a goat
(x) won a contest
(x) run a red light/stop sign
(x) been suspended from school
(x) been in a car crash
( ) had braces
(x) felt like an outcast
(x) eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night (a quart is at least a pint, right?)
(x) had deja vu
(x) danced in the moonlight
(x) liked the way you looked
(x) witnessed a crime
(x) questioned your heart
(x) been obsessed with post-it notes
(x) squished sand through your bare feet
(x) been lost
(x) been on the opposite side of the country
(x) swam in the ocean
(x) felt like dying
(x) cried yourself to sleep
(x) played cops and robbers
(x) recently colored with crayons
(x) sang karaoke
(x) paid for a meal with only coins.
(x) done something you told yourself you wouldn't
(x) made prank phone calls
(x) laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose
(x) caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) played in the rain
(x) written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) watched the sun rise with someone you care about
(x) blown bubbles
(x) made a bonfire on the beach
(x) extinguished a bonfire on the beach in one stroke
(x) crashed a party
(x) gone roller-skating
(x) had a wish come true
( ) jumped off a bridge
(x) fell off a cliff
(x) gone skinny dipping
(x) milked a cow
( ) petted a koala bear
( ) slept outside because you had nowhere else to go
(x) killed something and ate it
(x ) gone scuba diving or snorkeling
( ) been to alaska
( ) been to burning man
(x) had a job with a regular paycheck
(x) told your parents you loved them
( ) belly danced
(x) lived in another city (more than 6 months)
(x) had a pet die
(x) went to prom in high school
(x) had a good time at prom in high school
(x) ding-dong-ditched
(x) stayed at a fancy hotel
(x) stayed at a youth hostel
(x) gotten a tattoo that you later regretted (only a little, I just want to improve it)
(x) gotten a professional massage
( ) owned a sewing machine
(x) gone camping and liked it

book list

Feb. 2nd, 2006 01:38 pm
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Meme cribbed from [livejournal.com profile] rockc4ndy. I added some of my own. Bold the ones you've read, italicize the ones you plan to read, make fun of the ones you think are silly.

The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown Jesus & Mary sittin' in the tree k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes the love then comes the crucifixion then comes two thousand years of fake "controversy". 2. ??? 3. Profit.
The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger I hear young men masturbate. This revelation is enough to make an author into a recluse?
The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy - Douglas Adams
The Great Gatsby - F.Scott Fitzgerald
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
The Time Traveler's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - J.K. Rowling
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Animal Farm: A Fairy Story - George Orwell
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Hobbit - J. R. R. Tolkien
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
Lord of the Flies - William Golding

Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
1984 - George Orwell
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - J.K. Rowling

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
Angels and Demons - Dan Brown
Fight Club - Chuck Palahniuk
Neuromancer - William Gibson
Cryptonomicon - Neal Stephenson

The Secret History - Donna Tartt
A Clockwork Orange - Anthony Burgess
Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
American Gods - Neil Gaiman
Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Snow Crash - Neal Stephenson
A Prayer for Owen Meany - John Irving
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
The Lord of the Rings - J. R. R. Tolkien
Riddle of Stars - Patricia McKillip
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman
Atonement - Ian McEwan
The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula K. Leguin
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you are Nick Cave!
Nick Cave... dark and creepy. You're a bi-polar
genius, with equal passion for the most
degrading aspects of humanity, as well as the
beauty & wonder of God and Heaven.

Which fucked-up genius composer are you?
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You scored as Storm. Storm is the seconday team leader of the X-Men. She has a peaceful personality but must be careful since her emotions control her powers. She loves gardening and is afaid of tight spaces. Powers: Control of the Weather




Jean Grey










Emma Frost










Most Comprehensive X-Men Personality Quiz 2.0
created with QuizFarm.com
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"___Your name here____ is" into google meme:

Jon is free (link)
Jon is syrup sippin' as crunk juice! (link)
Jon is da bomb (link)
jon is pathetic (link)
Jon is insane (link)
Jon is hired by Apple (link)
Jon is one of the best villains (link)
Jon is in the hospital overnight for observation (link)
Jon is located at 35º6'27" North, 103º19'49" West (link
Jon is yelling (link)
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Meme ripped from [livejournal.com profile] spacebug... if I read her version of it correctly, do the following:

Go to http://images.google.com
search for each of these things.
1. The age you'll be on your next birthday:
2. Your favorite color...
3. Your middle name...
4. A bad habit of yours...
5. Your favorite fruit or vegetable...
6. Your favorite animal...
7. The town you live in...
8. The name of a pet...
9. Your best friend's nickname...
10. Your last name...
11. The one you love...
Pick an image off the first page of results. Post the images in your journal. out of kindness, I put mine behind a cut.

image meme )


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