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Oops. That's because I was a dumbass and typoed it.

My blog is worth $2,258.16.
How much is your blog worth?

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Your Brain is 40% Female, 60% Male

You have a total boy brain
Logical and detailed, you tend to look at the facts
And while your emotions do sway you sometimes...
You never like to get feelings too involved

Well blah :)

Changing a few borderline answers got me 53%/47%

I'm female, damnit!

Hmm. Perhaps I am taking this a wee bit too seriously.
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I see a new meme going around:

Comments are screened. If you've ever had a smidge of a crush on me, feel free to comment below. I won't mock you, and only you and I will ever know. Then post this in your own LJ and see who might be crushing on you.

Frankly, there are too many people out there who I just don't want to know about to justify possibly satisfying idle curiosity about a few :)

Hmmm....could turn on anonymous commenting instead of screening replies... that would give the ego boost without quite the potential creepy factor.

I doubt I'll respond to anyone else's. Either you're already aware I have/had a crush on you, or there's a reason I haven't told you previously that still applies.

Sleepy sleepy sleepy. Need to remember how to sleep at night, rather than coming up with ideas that seem brilliant in the middle of the night and idiotic once the sun comes up.

As I referred to previously, Leif woke up the other morning suddenly knowing how to use a computer. This isn't all that odd for a kid his age, except that, for all that we're geeks and all, he's never really had a computer of his own. He's watched movies on a computer, and "played games" (meaning he watched and occasionally pointed while one of us manuevered the mouse) for 20 minutes every week or two on the library computers, but he's never really interacted with them himself.

Now he plays the Blue's Clues game all on his own, and just started the Madeleine game, also all on his own, so somehow he's discovered how to double click. I thought he'd done it by accident, but he threw a fit when I tried to start Blue's Clues again instead, and was very insistent that Madeleine was the one he wanted (though it held his interest all of two minutes).

Hmm. Something smells like burning. I hope they aren't trying to burn down the complex again like they did the other day. Well, a storage shed anyways.
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So you have to answer this using only yes or no, nothing more. Further explanations can occur if people comment and ask questions.
memememememe )
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Pretty accurate for a two question test...
Enneagram meme )
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Yay content free entries!

Put your iPod or iTunes or what ever you use to listen to MP3s on random or shuffle. Use the corresponding songs to answer the following questions. Don't reshuffle your songs just because you don't like them or because you don't want anyone to know you have Styx on your iPod.
My results... )
I admit, I'm not sure how I feel about being lusted after by a zombie...
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Reply to this entry by posting a picture of yourself in the comments, then post this sentence in your own journal (if you want to).
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LJ Interests meme results

  1. biking:
    In the past six months, bikes have become my primary form of transportation, exercise, and recreation.
  2. cats:
    I think this one is self-explanatory
  3. dissahc:
    Just google it. I can't explain.
  4. ender's game:
    This book slowly but surely took over my life for about 5 years.
  5. grape jelly:
    Um, I'm not sure why. I should probably take it off the list.
  6. kim stanley robinson:
    Good author. He lives in Davis. I'm a crazy fangirl.
  7. madeleine l'engle:
    Good author. She doesn't live in Davis. I'm a crazy fangirl.
  8. orson scott card:
    Good author. He doesn't live in Davis. I'm a crazy fangirl. I've even met him on several occasions, and he remembered me, which made my crazy fangirl self very happy. Except then he went all hyper-ultra-conservative on me.
  9. security:
    My primary interest in computers, other than procrastination and time-wasting of course, has always been security issues.
  10. toddlers:
    I have a toddler.

Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.

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Chances are people you don't even know are being introduced to your journal every day, either randomly or through someone else. In addition to recent entries, people can get to know you better by what you posted in the past. With that in mind, post a link to your entries on this day exactly six months ago, nine months ago, a year ago and 3 years ago. If there was no entry on that day, link the closest date.

6 months ago

9 months ago

one year

3 years
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Soooooo addictive...

But it is frustratingly slow right now, so I will stop.

My high score of the day is 383.
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This The DIRTY thoughts of your LJ friends meme going around just doesn't work well when you have relatives, minors, and animals on yours friends list.
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You scored as Remus Lupin. You are a wise and caring wizard and a good, loyal friend to boot. However sometimes in an effort to be liked by others you can let things slide by, which ordinarily you would protest about.


Remus Lupin


Ron Weasley


Severus Snape


Sirius Black


Ginny Weasley


Harry Potter


Hermione Granger


Albus Dumbledore


Draco Malfoy


Lord Voldemort


Your Harry Potter Alter Ego Is...?
created with QuizFarm.com

...and this type off thing is exactly why I'm hesitant about the idea of having full time internet access at home again...
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From [livejournal.com profile] geminigirl:

What 3 (5) LJ friends have you known longest?
I'm going to list 4, since there is some ambiguity in the term "known"
[livejournal.com profile] oatmeal is my cousin. I assume we met when we were less than a year old, though I don't actually remember.
I met [livejournal.com profile] livyanne in kindergarten, though I don't actually remember this. The first time I remember meeting her was sixth grade.
[livejournal.com profile] nuitfaerie and I became friends in first grade, though we may have met before then, as we lived in a small town and went to the same preschool.
[livejournal.com profile] tangodiva and I were in several school plays together, though we didn't actually know eachother then. Our meeting on LJ was coincidental.

(Actually, there isn't that much ambiguity, I just think running into [livejournal.com profile] tangodiva is amusing and mention-worthy)

Is/are your significant other/s on LJ?
[livejournal.com profile] koyote is, as well as at least two ex's.

Do you have LJ friends you've never met in real life?

Do you have friends you met first on LJ, then in real life?
This is overly complicated.

I was aware of the existence of [livejournal.com profile] deyo, [livejournal.com profile] hopeforyou, [livejournal.com profile] koyote, [livejournal.com profile] mactavish, [livejournal.com profile] sinboy, and [livejournal.com profile] rosefox and had, in some cases, interacted with them on LJ, before meeting them, and before interacting with them anywhere else on the Internet, but they weren't actually on my friends list at the time we met (with the possible exception of [livejournal.com profile] rosefox and [livejournal.com profile] koyote. I can't remember which came first with them).

I knew [livejournal.com profile] darthgeek from elsewhere on the Internet before LJ, but didn't meet him in real life until after "meeting" on LJ.

[livejournal.com profile] katster is the only person who I first met on LJ, and then met in real life.

I'm sure I'm leaving at least one person out of this, and I'm not counting animals or babies.

Does it hurt your feelings when someone unfriends you?
A little. It makes me feel boring, but it doesn't ruin my year or anything. If someone I was actually friends with (as opposed to someone I'd just friended because they sounded interesting or because they friended me) unfriended me, I'd be a bit more hurt, especially if no explanation was given.

What would make you unfriend someone?
If they unfriend me (or had not friended me to begin with) and I don't feel like reading what they write anymore, if I had some sort of serious problem with what they posted on a regular basis, or if I decided I did not trust them to read my rare friends-only posts. Only the first of these has ever actually happened.

Do you discuss personal information in your LJ?
What's personal? I rarely discuss things people would consider TMI (well, in my opinion anyways), but I do talk about my life, not just post quizzes or news articles.
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LJ Slut Meme )
This isn't entirely accurate, since it includes syndicated feeds as friends. No, I haven't had any sort of relationship with Calvin and Hobbes, or any of the other web comics.

I also have no idea how many people I've hugged (or, in the case of the males, seen topless). That percentage is an educated guess based on my relationship with the person and their personality.

"Dated" is also not specific enough. Does a single event that would probably qualify as a date count, or does it have to be an officially acknowledged relationship? Not that it makes that much difference.
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From [livejournal.com profile] livyanne:

(Note: I said I was bad at picking favorites... don't ask me about favorites (or otherwise require me to make a binary choice) unless you're willing to settle for a list and/or excessively long explanations :)

1. If you could change one moment in your life, which would it be and how would you change it?
I can think of several moments that I'd equally like to change (stopping at the red light or otherwise avoiding the car accident being probably the biggest, and the one I feel most comfortable sharing in a public forum). But those big, life changing things have led me to where I am today - had I avoided the car accident, it's entirely possible that [livejournal.com profile] koyote and I wouldn't have met, or at least that our relationship wouldn't have developed as it did. Or I could have ended up in a worse, more life-destroying accident. So I'm inclined to not second-guess fate.

If I had to choose one thing - I'd respond to my mom when she looked in on me to see if I was awake one night in fifth grade. Our cat had been hit by a car. I pretended to be asleep, and she decided just to let me sleep, and told my brother and I the next day after school. I had problems with lack of closure for a while, since I never got a chance to see her again, and, well, I would have liked the chance. However, it's small enough that it probably wouldn't change the entire course of my life, though you never know for sure.

But even then, perhaps going through will end up determining how I respond to a similar situation as a parent.

Interestingly, this is different from my usual answer in the "What would I do if I could go back in time and change on thing" game (which I used to play a lot), which is to take better control of my education in high school. Go into Oxford earlier (I really regret not getting into it in 9th grade, for reasons both social and academic), take community college classes, find some form of alternative schooling, whatever. I just wish I'd figured out before my Junior year that what I wanted to do was my choice, not the guidance counselor's.

I don't know why this isn't still my answer. I guess because, as much as there are parts of my life I'm not happy with, I wouldn't want to give up the good parts for an unknown, different life, and any change worth making would most likely change where I currently am so dramatically that my life would be completely different. Better to work on changing the things I'm unhappy with in the present (which I do need to work harder on).

2. What is your biggest fear about the arrival of [livejournal.com profile] lemurbaby?
One biggest fear? :)

That I won't develop the mommy-feeling that I'm supposed to get, or otherwise have some sort of serious personal failing as a parent, and that we'll consequently all end up miserable for the rest of our lives.

The other big things I fear seem to be divided into two categories - acts of God (like baby dying) which, while terrible, aren't really a personal failing on my part, and things like having a really disappointing birth, which just aren't all that important in the long run when I think about them more.

This leads to the question of why I consider personal failing to be the worst thing in the world, above dead babies by Act of God. I don't know. I'll have to think about that.

3. Have you guys picked a name yet?
Not really. We have some ideas about girls names that we agree on, and can't really agree on a boy's name. We're planning to wait until after s/he is born and see if that helps at all, unless we come up with something perfect before then.

Do not fear, the baby will have a name some reasonable length of time after birth. If s/he ends up being a boy, and I can't come up with anything I like better, I'll go with what [livejournal.com profile] koyote decides.

4. If you could wish one quality for [livejournal.com profile] lemurbaby what would it be?

That's a hard one. Any quality I can think of seems like a two-edged sword when not combined with other qualities. So I'll say satisfaction with his/her life/self, as long as s/he has a reasonable conscience.

5. If you had to give up one sense for the rest of your life, which would it be, and why?
Sight. It is, to a large extent, the most useful sense, and therefore the hardest to adjust to if it went away. But I get much more pleasure out of my other senses. There are alternatives for reading, computer usage, etc. which provide the same (or similar) mental experience. There aren't other ways to taste yummy things, be touched, or hear good music. I would miss seeing neat things, but I don't think I'm generally very visually oriented, so it would be the lesser loss.

I'd choose smell, if losing it didn't diminish my sense of taste. Good smells are generally the least intense pleasant sensation for me, while bad smells can be one of the most unbearable.

Anyone else? I don't promise to respond in any sort of timely manner, but I will respond in one way or another eventually.
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I feel like being the last to do the latest meme, as usual. Interview me! (Ask me any five questions, more or less). Like [livejournal.com profile] sinboy, I don't do well with "What is your favorite" type questions - I tend not to have any one favorite of anything. Or even a short list of favorites.

My online time is limited due to ISP lameness. We signed up under the impression that dialup time was unlimited. It's actually 150 hours per month. I'm not sure how much we actually have left, given that we somehow managed to use 171 hours in the first 5 days. I'm pondering which scientific institute I should report this to.

I got all A's this semester, though I expect at least one of them was the teacher feeling sorry for me.

We spent the day in DC with [livejournal.com profile] silkensteel and family. It was rather exhausting. It's nice to be in the area - we can go back whenever and take a closer look at the Smithsonians, rather than trying to see as much as possible in one day, as I've done every time I've been there so far. I sound like I'm complaining. I'm not. It was fun. Just tiring.
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I just took this quiz, which is supposedly based on Illinois State Board's test for 8th graders.

I was in honors math in grade school and early high school. We didn't cover most of this material until Geometry in 9th grade.

Either California is way behind the curve, Illinois teaches geometry before algebra (which isn't really likely, as the test includes basic algebra), or they expect entirely too much of their 8th graders.

Or MSN is misrepresenting, which is always a possibility.
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1. When John F. Kennedy was shot (11/22/1963)
Not born yet

2. When Mt. St. Helens blew (5/18/1980)
Heck if I know. I was less than a year old.

3. When the space shuttle Challenger exploded (1/28/1986)
First grade, in class. I don't believe we were watching at the time, but I remember seeing footage that day.

4. When the 7.1 earthquake hit San Francisco (10/7/1989)
Somewhere where I wasn't watching TV. Probably in my room, reading.

6. When the Gulf War began (1/16/1991)
In class (fifth grade) when it started, if I remember right. I watched it on TV within a few hours. I seem to recall we had a half-day that day, though whether or not that was related to the war (it was a heavily military area, but I don't really expect it was) I can't remember.

7. When OJ Simpson was chased in his White Bronco (6/17/1994)
No clue. I was in 8th grade at the time. I remember watching the trial in Spanish class, though.

8. When the building in Oklahoma City was bombed (4/19/1995)
Asleep in a hotel at a youth conference in LA.I saw it on the news when I woke up.

9. When Princess Di was killed (8/31/1997)
My grandparents' house. I saw it in the newspaper the next morning.

10. When Bush was first announced President (11/7/2000)
No idea.Somehwere in Davis, presumably.

11. When the 6.8 earthquake hit Nisqually, WA (2/28/2001)
At work.

12. When terrorists knocked over the World Trade Center (9/11/2001)
Asleep when it happened. I found it when I got to work.

A couple of personal additions from [livejournal.com profile] kayre, who I don't know.

Ronald Reagan shot 3/30/1981
Pope John Paul II shot 5/13/1981
Being a two year old.
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I typically dislike quizzes, but this is about the funniest thing I've ever seen...

Not that any of you will understand except [livejournal.com profile] livyanne
Read more... )
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Next year, someone remind me that the first day of classes is not the best day to eat lunch on campus, especially when short on time and/or impatient with waiting in lines.

I ended up with two blueberry muffins and an apple, as the bakery line was significantly shorter than anything else (30 seconds, rather than 10 minutes).

I got to the library, and the power was out. It came back on shortly after I arrived, which is good since I work in a tiny windowless office. It's also good because the return of power caused my computer to start up, so it was ready and waiting for me when I came in.

Someone pointed out this job to me. It sounds interesting, but kind of throws all variations of [livejournal.com profile] koyote and my plans for a loop. Not that this hasn't happened before.

I'm not really sure it's what I'd like to do. I'm getting rather burnt out on the technical thing. Then again, I'm barely doing technical work as it is now, so perhaps it's the BS I'm getting burnt out on, and not the work.

Perhaps I'll go ahead and apply, just for the hell of it.

Today is slow and boring. Perhaps this is life's way of encouraging me to get some classwork done. Such as the survey for my Human Sexuality class, which I'm probably not going to do, as it is only worth 5 points (out of 300), which is really not enough to incline me to spend an hour on self-psychotherapy.
The Survey )


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