If anyone else is interested in making some new LJ friends, there's a fall friending meme going on over here:
Some sort of an intro post is here, in case you're more curious about me. And if you want to ask me questions, please feel free! Also, each post on my LJ here has a song quote as a title, and people guess what the song is. I reveal the answers a week later, so don't worry if you don't check back every single day. :D
On that note: The answer to last Thursday's song was A Professional Pirate, from Muppet Treasure Island. Janeea got this one right!
Put your iPod on shuffle (I don't have an iPod, and iTunes is of THE DEVIL, but I'll use my music player) press play, and the next button. Write the first line of lyrics in the first ten songs to create your poem. Don't lie, the poems actually come out pretty cool...
All the small things
In every heart there is a room
Drink with me to days gone by
Love power, a little love power
Steady as the beating drum
Whatever happened to Saturday night?
I'm counting back the number of the steps
I made it through the wilderness
You can shake an apple off an apple tree
Sit around and watch the tube but nothing's on
And it did come out cool!
Full disclosure: I skipped songs with no lyrics and one track that was from a spoken comedy album (and one song that I've never heard before, and have no idea how it got on my computer, but that totally doesn't count.) Can anyone guess the songs I ended up with? This can be like a bonus quote game, lol.
Answer to last Monday's song: We Can't Stop, by Miley Cyrus. DON'T JUDGE ME.
Comment saying you want a letter, and then after I give you one, write about ten things you like which start with that letter.
( I was given the letter H! )
Answer to last Monday's song: Because of You, by 98 Degrees. Appropriately enough, letsgokomets got this one right!
Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback?
Whatever, man. I have some series that I have some of the books in paperback, and some in hardcover. I don't even know if I would be able to tell the difference between a regular and mass market paperback.
Amazon or brick and mortar? Both. Honestly, Amazon only if I know specifically what I want.
Barnes & Noble or Borders? I MISS BORDERS. *sobs* B&N can suck it, they are so pretentious in there.
Bookmark or dog-ear? Bookmark. I have a collection! I don't understand dog-earring, to be perfectly honest with you; how do you know which dog ear you're on? They just keep folding back over, and it seems like it would get confusing.
Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random? I have my books organized by size and type (hardcover vs. paperback) and then kind of by genre. Makes more room on the shelves that way.
Keep, throw away, or sell? Keep, and then sell or donate. Who throws away books? Unless they're moldy or something.
Keep dust jacket or toss it? Keep! So much keep that I used to bring home dust jackets from the library when I worked there to display as 'art' on our walls.
Read with dust jacket or remove it? Depends on the book. Sometimes I end up using them as bookmarks (if the book is slim enough) but sometimes they just get in the way.
Short story or novel? Mostly novels, though when I was a teenager I read sci-fi/fantasy short story collections like it was my JOB.
Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? Harry Potter!
Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? Depends how interesting the book is, but mostly at chapter breaks.
"It was a dark and stormy night" or "Once upon a time"? Once upon a time. I love fairy tales.
Buy or borrow? Buy. I can never seem to remember to give back books I've borrowed, and then I keep them for years, never read them, and feel bad. The exception to this being Abby; I've devoured anything I ever borrowed from her.
New or used? Mainly used, heh. Andrew and I had to buy another bookshelf because we bought so many books at the library and church book sales.
Buying choice: book reviews, recommendations, or browse? Reviews and recommendations. I can never tell what I'm getting into just by browsing.
Tidy ending or cliffhanger? TIDY, OMFG. I abhor cliffhanger endings, and even endings that I feel are too open. This is possibly why I love the infamous HP Epilogue so much. I always want to know what happened next!
Morning reading, afternoon reading, or nighttime reading? Nighttime, though right now the answer is 'not nearly as much reading as I should be doing'.
Stand-alone or series? Both!
Favorite series? Ooh, well, I like a lot of series. Harry Potter (JK Rowling), Georgia Nicolson (Louise Rennison), and The Thief (Megan Whalen Turner) being the top three.
Favorite children's book? The Mouse who Didn't Believe in Santa Claus, by Eugene Field (though I guess this is technically a short story. I still read it every Christmas.)
Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? The Fairy Godmother, by Mercedes Lackey.
Favorite books read last year? Sherlock Holmes collection (Arthur Conan Doyle)
Favorite books of all time? How can I possibly answer that? Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, The Thief, and Holes (Louis Sachar).
Least favorite book you finished last year? Does Frankenstein count if I didn't actually finish it?
What are you reading right now? Dark Whispers (Bruce Coville)
What are you reading next? Either Frozen Heat (Richard Castle) or The Last Hunt (Bruce Coville)
Favorite book to recommend to an eleven-year-old? Can I say The Thief again? And Harry Potter? And also anything by EL Konigsburg.
Favorite book to reread? Everything. I love re-reading books.
Do you ever smell books? Yes, I mean, not generally on purpose, but it has happened. And I can tell you, there are many books in the library that smell like ASS. Most of them are super old and the (usually leather) binding is starting to disintegrate.
Answer to last Wednesday's song: My Life, by Billy Joel. becofoz got this one right!
( Although, since I still have nothing to say, it's just going to be a meme )
Answer to last Wednesday's song: Ireland, from Legally Blonde. Abby got this one right, which is as it should be given that she introduced me to that musical in the first place.
I actually didn't do a post last Tuesday either, so there's no answer for yesterday to catch up on. :)
Edit: Yeah, so, I lied. I'll have to do the meme tomorrow, because it's really going to take more effort than I have left to give right now. See you all tomorrow!
Answer to last Tuesday's song: She's Like the Wind, by Patrick Swayze. This is the song that they use all romantically in Dirty Dancing, but he actually wrote it about his horse. becofoz got this one right!
I'm also probably (partly at the request of Janeea) going to keep posting song quotes for you to guys to guess. There's no prize up for grabs right now, but you can still feel smart and satisfied when you know stuff. Like playing Sporcle.
See y'all tomorrow!
January (4th): Well, I suppose that I should post this here, for posterity and just in case any of you don't have me friended on Facebook: Andrew proposed!
February (9th): When parents text, or more specifically when my mother texts. (This was preceded by two private entries, but they're private for a reason so I went with the one on the 9th.)
March (1st): HAPPY BIRTHDAY RON WEASLEY!!!
April (5th): A few weeks ago, Andrew and I finally got around to setting up our birdfeeder. (Ahahaha, this was the epic post about Ricky, the asshole squirrel. Anyone new to my journal should check it out, it's pretty amusing. http://leia131.livejournal.com/2012/04/
May (4th): First order of business today: Happy Star Wars Day!
June (3rd): Some quotes from when Ellen was here over Memorial Day Weekend.
July (4th): HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!
August (24th. What the hell was I doing in August?): So, it has been a while. Who wants an update on my life? Andrew and I moved to Winston-Salem, NC about a month ago, which went well aside from Time Warner being utter, complete, and total fucks ups. (That's right, we were busy moving.)
September (19th): Arr! It be Talk Like a Pirate Day, but I don't be havin' the time to make a lengthy post, as I be needin' ter pick me ole mother up from the airrrrrport soon!
October (3rd): I've mentioned this a couple of times, but the hour is finally here! I am going to start doing Monster High doll reviews, mostly because I feel like it.
November (1st): So I entered the MH Halloween photo competition for the first time this year, and even though I didn't place, I'm pretty pleased with my picture.
December (3rd): Been a while since I was on LJ, sorry everyone! I haven't really been super busy, just not really motivated to write anything.
So there you go, my year in review. My number of posts per month definitely increased after I started doing the MH reviews (speaking of which, there should be a new one of those as soon as I get back to NC) so good for them! Keeping me on LJ.
Hey don't you tell him to shut up! You'd all be dead now if it weren't for my David! None of you did anything to prevent this! - Independence Day
3. Where would Tina Turner be right now if she'd rolled over and said, "Hit me again, Ike, and put some stank on it!"? Rollin' on the river, that's where she'd be. But she's beyond Thunderdome, because she decided to send a message! Wake up, sisters! There is no such thing as a weaker sex! - Liar Liar
8. This would have been a very good time for me to lie. But truth is a terrible habit. - Don Juan DeMarco
10. Wow. Koo-koo-ka-choo got screwed. - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
And for some reason, 17, 18, and 19 all disappeared, but they were all guessed, so I suppose it doesn't matter.
There are seriously very few foods that are superior to Girl Scout Cookies.
In other news, have a movie meme!
So, I've done this before, and thus I am going to try to make this one with all new movies.
1. Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDB, and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No cheating!
Hey don't you tell him to shut up! You'd all be dead now if it weren't for my David! None of you did anything to prevent this!
3. Where would Tina Turner be right now if she'd rolled over and said, "Hit me again, Ike, and put some stank on it!"? Rollin' on the river, that's where she'd be. But she's beyond Thunderdome, because she decided to send a message! Wake up, sisters! There is no such thing as a weaker sex!
You’re supposed to be dead! Pirates of the Carribbean. Guessed by dee_ryma .
- Am I not?
Sir, it's quite possible this asteroid is not entirely stable. Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back. Guessed by spazenport .
-Not entirely stable. I'm glad you're here to tell us these things
8. This would have been a very good time for me to lie. But truth is a terrible habit.
Certain? You want certain, hire yourself a witch! Me, I'm just your cook. Robin Hood: Men in Tights. Guessed by tupelo_honey16 .
10. Wow. Koo-koo-ka-choo got screwed.
These damn things are as hot as a stiff cock! Julie & Julia. Guessed by kelliann1388 .
-Would you like me to call someone for you? . Enchated. Guessed by tupelo_honey16.
-I don't think they would hear you from here
Don't leave me here alone. Don't go where I can't follow! Return of the King. Guessed by zartlila .
Where the fuck's the fucking tuna? Bridget Jones' Diary. Guessed by dee_ryma
He saved 800 lives. Including your mother's and yours. I dare you to do better. Star Trek. Guessed by zartlila .
Let's face it, this is not the worst thing you've caught me doing. Iron Man. Guessed by zartlila
I'm not European. I don't plan on being European. So, who gives a crap if they're Socialists? Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Guessed by tupelo_honey16 .
Maybe you guys could, like, um you know get a house together and, like, buy some diamonds and a horse. I don't know. Pretty Woman. Guessed bytheater_queen89 .
Where the fuck's the fucking tuna? Bridget Jones' Diary. Guessed by dee_ryma .
You want an opinion? With a push-up bra you could have a nice rack of lamb up there. Zoolander. Guessed by theater_queen89.
So, this meme has been floating around Facebook lately, but I know that it's originally a Livejournal meme, so...
I will post quotes, and those who want to play should guess what movie they are from. For this set of quotes, they will all be Disney movies. And I'm not going to pick easy lines, either.
( Ready? )
You Are Argentina
You are a set of contradictions, and it often seems like you live in two worlds.
You are introspective yet outgoing. You are modern yet traditional.
You are warm and honest. Your life is petty much an open book.
You are a hard worker, and you don't mind putting in long hours. And then you'll go party til dawn!
Your result for The Attachment Style Test...
You're mostly secure, but sometimes you need a little extra reassurance to make it through the tough times. You are usually affectionate and sweet, and you find it easy to fall in love. An encouraging word from a crush or a loved one can motivate you for weeks.
Fictional character with whom you might identify: Kaylee (Firefly/Serenity), Hiro Nakamura (Heroes)
|Other Attachment Types:|
|Secure:||The Unicorn|||||The Cuddleslut|||||The Free Agent|
|Preoccupied:||The Cling Wrap|||||The Squid|||||The Insect|
|Fearful:||The Doormat|||||The Leper|||||The Exile|
|Dismissing:||The Hermit|||||The Stone|||||The Player|
If that's not the truest thing ever, then I don't know what is. Plus, YAY KAYLEE! I heart her.
Alphabet meme ganked fromsiriusly_sex. It looked like so much fun, I had to give it a shot.
1. It begins with a list of all 26 letters of the alphabet.
2. Comment with something for me to talk about that starts with one of those letters. Make me babble about anything -- TV shows, actors, actresses, food, be creative. :D
3. One topic per letter. I will cross off letters as topics appear.
4. I will post a new post talking about all 26 topics given to me!
You can pick up to four letters; people will be listed by first name.
A - Aye-Ayes - Janeea
B - Baseball - Carmen
C - Criminal Minds - Carmen
D - Douchebaggery - Janeea
E - Elephants - Carmen
F - Firefly - Andrew
G - Google - Sarah
H - Hair Extensions - Andrew
I - Inuyasha - Sarah
J - Jabberwocky - Kelli
K - Kilamanjaro - Jess
L - Lapdogs - Kelli
M - Molly Weasley
N - Neutrons - Erin
O - Oberon from Puck's Potion - Jess
P - Port-a-potties - Janeea
Q - Queen Elizabeth the I - Erin
R - Reality Shows - Sarah
S - Skeletons - Andrew
T - Televangelists - Andrew
U - Uber - Janeea
V - Veloceraptors - Kelli
W - Werewolves - Sarah
X - Xenophobia - Erin
Y - Yggdrasil - Kelli
Z - Zebras - Erin
a. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
b. Tag seven people to do the same.
1. I love super heroes, but I cannot read comic books. There is something about the formatting of comic books that I just can't handle, and all the alternate universes drive me crazy. But I love the backstories, and the cartoons I used to watch, and I own a bunch of random episodes of Batman Beyond and X-Men Evolution that I watch when I'm feeling down. And I love all the cheesy awful movies based off them too. Especially The Fantastic Four (1 and 2).
2. I have trouble throwing things away. I still own almost every single toy and book I've ever had, as well as clothes that I haven't worn since I was five. They certainly don't fit, but I can't bear to get rid of them. I form deep sentimental attachments to things, and then they stay around forever. Sometimes I even think of things I've thrown out, and get really sad.
3. I've never been stung by a bee, and I don't actually know if I'm allergic to them. I only think I might be because I'm allergic to lots of other things. Though I did get stung by a wasp once, picking up a fun noodle, so I don't think I am. I don't know quite how bee allergies work.
4. I've always wanted to be a drummer.
5. I read the ends of books before I read the beginnings, almost always. And I'm not ashamed of it. It's what do, it's how I like to read, and none of the people who've told me I'm awful have changed my behavior.
6. I want to be successful in life for many reasons, one of which is so I can lord it over the people who were nasty to me in middle school. When I'm rich and possibly famous, I want them all to see me, and feel bad about how awful they were to me, and look at their own dull uneducated lives and wish they were me.
7. I know next to nothing about British history, and I really want to.
I tag... Janeea, Erin, Matt, Carmen, Andrew, Abby, and Jess, but anyone's free to take or leave this.