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[personal profile] adventurat instigated this meme. ^_^ 

A-Age: 41

B-Bed size: 38% mine unless there are cats in it. Then it's 12%.

C-Chore you hate: putting away dishes

D-Dog's name: coffeedaiv

E-Start my day: journal

F-Favorite color: crimson

G-Gold or silver: vermeil

H-Height: 5'3"

I-Instrument you play: voice

J-Job title: "admin"

K-Kisses or hugs: hugs

L-Home: (was that L for "live at"?) Capitol Hill, Seattle, Washington

M-Mood: Hungry

N-Nicknames: Beanie, Moonie, The Couch 

O-Surgeries you've had: none

P-Pet peeves: when people don't read/comprehend emails or other written communication. (Bullet points! Simple words!) Along the same lines, emails with unclear/unspecific or unrelated subject lines, such as when my boss replies to an older email about one thing with information that needs to be saved for future reference. 

Q-Quote from a movie: "She chose down..."  (Helping Hands, Labyrinth)

R-Right or left handed: ambidextrous with right dominance

S-Siblings: six of them

T-Time you wake up: 7:15 on weekdays if I must

U-Underwear:  magic

V-Vegetable you dislike: asparagus (Yes, it tastes good. I hate the consequences. Please let's not discuss.)

X-X-rays you've had: teeth

Z-Zoo favorite: tigers swimming
butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Default)
Blah blah blah writing blah blah blah.

WIPs and bunnies and goals for the future )
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In this post I proposed:

Ask me my Top Five Whatevers. Fannish or literary or otherwise. Any "top fives" – it doesn’t matter what, really! Ice cream flavors, cartoons or comics, ideal holiday destinations, goals for the future, celebrity crushes, books I wish would be made into movies, love songs, etc.




[personal profile] varina8 asked, "You are a very successful, experimental cook. What are your top five picks for unexpected/suprising ingredient pairings that work?"



my answers )
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From [personal profile] leatherdykeuk

An excellent meme, made up by dk_leathers (on Facebook):

Pick SIX books that you would put on a shelf in a guest room. They can be your favourites, your own published, your idea of classics. I'd be fascinated to see what books (if any) I haven't read on those lists!

Perpetuate the meme!


Mine:
Kwaidan, by Lafcadio Hearn

Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Memory and Dream by Charles de Lint

Mental Floss presents In The Beginning

Along Came a Spider by James Patterson

The Stinky Cheese Man by Lane Smith

25 Things

Jan. 29th, 2009 08:20 pm
butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Cocoa Marshmallow)
Rules: Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits or goals about you. Here you go: )
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Post 10 things that are going right in your life right now. I don't care how small. You're happy with your cup of coffee. You saw a flock of geese flying over. ANYTHING. Things that make you happy. Things that make you smile. No pressure.

It's small and it's simplistic, but maybe for the time you are compiling your list, you'll forget about the bad going on and focus on something good.


My 10 )
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Happy quiz: results )

Maybe too simple on the questions, but taking it made a little happy. ^_^

steam

Jun. 8th, 2008 05:02 pm
butterflydreaming: (cho-cho)
Prompt: steam

steam )

The Stage

Jun. 8th, 2008 05:00 pm
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Prompt: The world has moved on.

The stage )
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Prompt: I have a song lyric partial I really love:

"...love me like a stone loves a heart of glass, come and break me with your love make this memory last."


Come Break Me )

Charms

Jun. 7th, 2008 03:07 pm
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prompt: The Seven Lucky Gods
Charms

From now on, coffee first, then invocation. I was just happy to be home, finally home, listening to the microwave humming heat at a mug of water. If I had waited for the Taster’s Choice, I would have been thinking clearly, but right then that bowl of cereal looked like the best thing since creation.

Pink hearts, orange stars, blue diamonds... you get the idea... are small, sugary, full of mischief and artificial coloring. Marshmallow moves fast. Bill had replaced the window screens as he said he would, but I’m still mad at him because we were out of milk.

100 x 10

Jun. 7th, 2008 01:04 pm
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from [livejournal.com profile] mimerki:
I will write a drabble for the first TEN commenters to request one. In return, they have to If they want to they can post this in their journal.

Please give me a challenge or a couple of words for inspiration. You can request fiction or non-fiction, even a genre. Fanfic challenges will be interpreted as the mood moves me.

(Drabbles posted in [livejournal.com profile] chrysalisdreams.)
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From [livejournal.com profile] buhrger :
can also be used for flims, CDs, etc, etc. feel free to propogate and mutate as you see fit:


1. Title
A College of Magics

2. Author
Caroline Stevermer

3. When did you first read it
I was working for Barnes & Noble in Ventura, CA, living in Oxnard, and in a moribund engagement. My copy is a stripped book, salvaged from the stack that was going out to the dumpster. They would put the recently stripped onto to the break room table in piles, for a few days, in case anyone wanted something to read during lunch.

4. Why did it strike you so much
The physical book, itself, was unwanted. The indicator of value, the cover, had been removed. I literally could not judge the book by its cover. Thankfully. (It's even worse, now.)

I didn't love the book on my first read through. It wasn't bad, but there was something awkward about it. Stevermer (I have read more by her) is not a sterling writer. Nevertheless, in spite of being surrounded by books, I was impelled to read CoM again, almost immediately after finishing it.

5. Have you reread it? If so, how many times?
I have reread it at least three times. The last time was over a year ago. I'm not sure where I stashed my copy, and now it is packed up, where ever it is, so I guess I'll have to finally buy a legit copy. Rereading books was not something I did as a kid; oddly, it didn't occur to me to do. Much like watching movies multiple times (early childhood is pre-home video). Now, I have a long to-read list. Only unusual books get reread.

6. Does it feel the same as when you first read it?
I get more from it every time I read it again. On the second read, what struck me was the phrase glove to my hand, refering to the MC's feelings about the one she loved, and the scene with her big loss/sacrifice, which takes thinking about to understand. Since then, I have delighted in the exploding hat, in the complexity of the evil uncle, in the AU in general.

7. Do you recommend it, or is it a private passion?
It's not Austen. I would recommend it to specific individuals, rather than giving it a blanket recommendation. The writing and theme have a YA feel, but the depths would be out of the understanding of someone who had never had to do something out of duty and responsibility. The nuance that makes it an enjoyable read for me requires some life experience, preferably including the reading of pre-20th century English novels. Then again, many things are improved when one has read Three Men in a Boat.

book meme!

Apr. 30th, 2008 01:47 pm
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What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.
And [bracket] the books you own but haven't read yet

Looks like a reading list )
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1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, your favorite kind of sandwich, or maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not. (scarlettina's codicil: You may not ask me directly. Be creative about the comment you leave here.)

2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.

3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.

4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.

5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.
[eventually]

salty/fizz/bam/whirr/crackle )
butterflydreaming: "Cris", in blocks with a blinking cat (Falls)
Post 10 things (in random order) that recently made you happy! As she did, I'm ignoring the instruction to tag 10 people and force them to post this meme. Everyone needs a little happiness once in a while. If you'd like to do this meme, consider yourself tagged.

my 10 )
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Here are the rules: Each person tagged blogs 7 random facts about themselves, as well as the rules of the game. You need to tag seven others and list their names on your blog. You have to leave those you plan on tagging a note in their comments so they know that they have been tagged and to read your blog.

Seven Random Facts about me:

1. Diamonds are my birthstone, but I still didn't like them or find them interesting until I leared to grade them. The greater lesson I learned from that is that every time I look down on something, the universe is going to show me what an idiot I am.

2. Neither Barbie nor baby dolls held any interest for me. I played with Strawberry Shortcake (and friends), but I have always favored stuffed animals. None of my plush companions were of "child" age.

3. If no one else steps up to lead, I will.

4. At 15, my best friend described me as gardenia petals over marble. The image has stuck with me since.

5. I have more female friends than male friends, not through any conscious choice on my part.

6. I like menfolk to be decorated: earrings, pretty clothes (Utilikilts please me greatly, kimono/yukata are dreamy), tattoos, eyeliner. I blame anime.

7. I follow the rules and color inside the lines because it's more challenging than the alternative, not because I fear reprimand.

I tag [livejournal.com profile] heidimo, [livejournal.com profile] tamchronin, [livejournal.com profile] spasticity, [livejournal.com profile] kendaer, [livejournal.com profile] irishninja, [livejournal.com profile] elihice, [livejournal.com profile] neke.

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