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From [ profile] jwgh

The Guardian's list of F&SF books you should read before you die. I hope that by not having read some of these, I will have achieved an inexpensive, practical form of immortality.


The rules of the meme are familiar: bold the books one has read, italicize the ones on the pile to be read, and strikethrough the ones you wouldn't be caught dead with and/or violently disagree with.

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My performance on that list was pretty sad. Then again, I like fantasy but not sci-fi so I was guaranteed to be missing a good chunk. On the other hand, there were some authors on there whose books I have read, but not the one listed. Also, a lot of stuff on there I wouldn't consider in the genre. I mean, Dracula and The Shining are classified as "horror" to me, "Melmoth the Wanderer" is gothic, and "Beloved" is general lit.


Aug. 29th, 2008 11:30 am
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Ten things I like that start with the letter . . . F
(Comment and I'll assign you a letter!)

  1. Fixing things. At heart I really do like to work with my hands.
  2. Folks, particularly friends and family (two more F's).
  3. Freedom
  4. Finishing things, doesn't matter what it was.
  5. Fur, on living animals, especially my dog. He is so soft!
  6. Fudge. Why do beach towns always have fudge shops? I don't know what they have to do with the beach, but fudge is good stuff. I like mint and peanut butter flavors the best, after plain chocolate.
  7. Floating on calm waters . . . in a boat on a lake, or on an inflatable chair in a pool, or on a raft in a calm river . . .
  8. Fitness. I am happy because my knees cooperated and I got good workouts three times this week.
  9. Fancy clothes, especially of the ball gown variety. I have too few occasions to wear such clothing -- in fact I think I've had exactly two: prom and my wedding.
  10. Fresh fruit, just plucked off the tree and still warm from the sun. Now I am drooling thinking about how I used to sit on the roof and pick tangerines off our trees back home, and try to get the dog's attention by spitting seeds down at him.

foods meme

Aug. 14th, 2008 09:17 am
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Via [ profile] avani and [ profile] coraa.

1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating.
4) Optional extra: Post a comment at linking to your results.

The VGT Omnivore’s Hundred )


Jun. 30th, 2008 10:06 am
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* Post 3 things you've done that you believe nobody else on your F-list has done.
* If anybody responds with "I've done that," add another thing.
* Encourage your friends to paste this into their own journal to list the unique things they've done.

My three things:
1) Cried because I thought my stuffed dogs didn't like me anymore -- when I was in college.
2) Got married at an organic dairy farm. :)
3) Got completely lost on the freeways of LA (ended up in Glendale while trying to get from Little Tokyo to the Valley) and found my way home again without asking anyone for directions (this was before cell phones were common).
3) Got stung by stepping on a dead bee.
3) Ate chicken esophagus (or trachea, I'm not sure), snake, frog, and pig's blood soup at the same meal. (We also had a Yangtze river fish and some more normal chicken.) For the record, I have also eaten chicken sternum.
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What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Anime Nerd
Social Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Drama Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace
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The meme: put your music player on random and transcribe the first line from each of the first 20 songs, then people comment to guess what the songs are. Instrumentals and foreign language songs have been eliminated, as well as songs with the title in the first line (and let me tell you, those eliminated a LOT of songs). I also skipped a few that I really don't think anyone would ever guess (although I did put in a couple that were like that, I didn't want it all to be incomprehensible). I put it on random of my entire collection, so honestly even I wouldn't recognize some of these. I also tried to eliminate having multiple songs by the same person/people.

  1. She comes on like a rose / And everybody knows / She'll get you in dutch / You can look / But you better not touch - [ profile] jwgh
  2. Noone can take your place with me / And time has proven that I'm right - [ profile] floccinau
  3. Super highways, coast to coast / easy to get anywhere
  4. Movin' on the floor now babe, you're a bird of paradise
  5. You were so blind to let me go / you had it all but did not know
  6. Little town, it's a quiet village / every day like the one before - [ profile] avani
  7. Grab your coat and get your hat / leave your worry on the doorstep - [ profile] jwgh
  8. I believe the children are our future / teach them well and let them lead the way - [ profile] avani
  9. I got you crawling up a mountain / hanging round my neck
  10. Sappy, pathetic little me / that was the girl I used to be / you had me on my knees - Elise
  11. I could stay awake just to hear you breathing - [ profile] avani
  12. Get your party gown and get your pigtails down / get your heart beating baby!
  13. Come up to meet you, tell you I'm sorry / you don't know how lovely you are - [ profile] etiphany
  14. Talking away / I don't know what I'm to say / I'll say it anyway - [ profile] bennj
  15. Step off the train / I'm walking down your street again - [ profile] etiphany and sort of [ profile] avani
  16. Speak to me in a language I can hear / humor me before I have to go
  17. Noone knows what it's like to be the bad man - [ profile] avani
  18. Maybe we're all different, but we're still the same / We've all got the blood of Eden running through our veins
  19. Baby can't you see / I'm calling / A guy like you / should wear a warning - [ profile] etiphany
  20. You show us everything you've got / You keep on dancing and the room gets hot
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Letter meme - Comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list 10 things you love that begin with that letter. After, post this in your journal, and give out some letters of your own. (meme and description via [ profile] kitty_tape).

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