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Ex ysabetwordsmith...

If you were asked to pick one scene, one shot, one detail, one moment of some kind out of all the things I've made and say "This, this, for whatever reason, I remember, this is something that struck home with me, that I wanted to keep," what would it be?


Sep. 7th, 2009 09:42 pm
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Say "Words!" in a comment and I'll give you five words that make me think of you. Tell me about them in a post in your journal.

Micheinnz gave me these words )
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Today's picture )


Jun. 17th, 2009 08:59 am
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If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

Technology rocks!


May. 9th, 2009 09:47 am
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This refers to my LJ icons - I haven't got nearly as many on DW, not having paid for my space here. Yet.
Meme ex [personal profile] madshutterbug 
The So-Called Rules:
1. Reply to this post with 'Icons!', and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.

Icons, I haz them )

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Ex [livejournal.com profile] ysabetwordsmith with haikuification of meme instructions by [livejournal.com profile] estaratshirai 

Watch for birds today.
Write a haiku about them.
Post it on your blog.

This was happening again this morning. So

Heavy winter cloud
The gulls lower their flightplan
We see eye to eye. 

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Answer if you like:
  1. Are we friends?
  2. When and where did we meet? ("Online" is a valid meeting place. Where online would be even better!)
  3. Give me a nickname and explain why you picked it. (Nicknames don't stick to me. Never have, I don't know why.)
  4. Describe me in one word.
  5. What was your first impression?
  6. Do you still think that way about me now?
  7. What reminds you of me? Alternatively, what do I remind you of?
  8. If you could give me anything what would it be?
  9. How well do you know me?
  10. If we've met face-to-face, when's the last time you saw me?
  11. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn't?
  12. Do you want me to answer these questions to for you?

me me meme

Feb. 22nd, 2009 01:00 pm
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Meme from [livejournal.com profile] siliconshaman :

Comment on this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

The guts )
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Ported from facebook, 'cause no-one will read it there if I don't tag them, and I don't tag people. Feel free to post twenty-five random things about yourself, or not, as the mood takes you.

Twenty-five pseudo-random things about me. )
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blog readability test

Movie Reviews

You guys must be pretty smart to be reading this. Either that, or you just look at the pictures.
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Ex [livejournal.com profile] yo_sarrian . 
The  first line from the first post of each month of 2008:

Jan:  Pauanui beach from about half way up Paku Hill.
Feb:  The Red Crater.
Mar:  You'll take my word for it, right?
Apr:  7:20 am, and the day looks unpromising.
May:  Not only did we get a great rainbow yesterday, the morning started with a fabulous display of crepuscular rays.
Jun:  Ex-Vegetation on the windowsill of the Fabric Warehouse, Sar street.
Jul:   I have been.
Aug:  Enough of the rain.
Sep:  ...getting home before dark.
Oct:  I found it on my pants this morning.
Nov: The rain is still heavy but my roof remains intact and the wind has died down quite a bit.
Dec: This game is delightful, but I have run out of levels.

Well. December's was appropriate, but I do spend a lot of time talking about the weather. I must have a boring life. Or interesting weather, one of the two.

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Ex [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith

What has surprised you the most about me (if anything) since joining my flist? Was anything completely unexpected or have I always fit the picture of me you have in your head? Post this in your own journal and see how you have surprised people!
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Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...


51% Logical, 41% Spatial, 31% Linguistic, 14% Intrapersonal, 8% Interpersonal, 41% Musical, 16% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 51% Naturalistic!

"This area has to do with logic, abstractions, inductive and deductive reasoning, and numbers. While it is often assumed that those with this intelligence naturally excel in mathematics, chess, computer programming, and other logical or numerical activities, a more accurate definition places emphasis less on traditional mathematical ability and more reasoning capabilities, abstract pattern recognition, scientific thinking and investigation, and the ability to perform complex calculations.

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include scientists, mathematicians, engineers, doctors and economists." (Wikipedia)

Take Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test at HelloQuizzy

Not sure I want to be lumped in with economists this week, though.


Oct. 4th, 2008 12:31 am
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Post a picture in a comment of what you think describes me when you think about what/who I am. Give no written explanation. Just an image.

Copy and paste into your own journal and see what others think about you.
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Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next two to five sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST

My text:

Fracture Conchoidal. Colour and transparency Colourless or white but also shades of yellow, red or sometimes blue: transparent to translucent. Streak White. Lustre Vitreous. Distinguishing features Ready solubility in water, perfect cubic cleavage, salty taste.

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Your result for The Absolute Language Test...

The Rain In Spain Stays Mainly In The Plane

64% Eloquent, 62% Well-Versed, 24% So-So, 10% Amateur and 12% Ignoramus!

The statement above is a play on words, I know it's supposed to be "plain." So please no more e-mails about how I spelled it wrong.

You are a master of the art of language! You probably speak more than one language and are very well cultured because of it. You also get annoyed with people who don't use proper grammar and constantly correct them. Give yourself a pat on the back! You're ready for the Embassy Ball!

... Second to last question: 17 languages have appeared in this quiz:

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Latin, Dutch, Farsi (Persian), German, Russian, Japanese, Egyptian hieroglyphics, Egyptian Demotic, Chinese, Italian, Greek, Cuneiform

Take The Absolute Language Test at HelloQuizzy

Colour me surprised. Surprised-ish, anyway. I'm not so much a linguist as a collector of information of dubious usefulness and a recogniser of patterns. I'm only fluent in English.

Meta meme

Aug. 24th, 2008 06:28 pm
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Via [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith

1. What's the first thing you do when you go on LJ.com?
I check my recent posts for comments.

2. About how many people read your LJ?
Twenty-seven people have me listed as their friend. About five comment regularly, another seven or so occasionally. I also have a small collection of LJ friends who post using the Cyrillic alphabet, and may be reluctant to comment on an English-speaking blog. I'd guess about 10 to 15 people look at my posts regularly.

3. Why did you start a LJ?
To keep in touch with friends.

4. Ever met a LJ friend in RL?
Yes, but she wasn't an LJ friend at that time. I first encountered her else-net.

5. Do you tell everyone about your LJ?
Not everyone. Just people I trust.

6. Since when do you have your Journal?
2006-02-07 06:48:55. Spurious accuracy is spurious.

7. How often do you post something?
About once a day, for the past year.

8. Do you like the fun stuff (like the memes)?
Yeah, some of them.

9. What's missing from your LJ?
An answer to this question.
Seriously, a better search function would be useful.

10. Seriously, are you addicted?
I think I'd have to say yes here.
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 A meme, nicked from [personal profile] micheinnz

Tell the story of a (non-surgical) scar you have somewhere on your body. Answer and tag three other bloggers.

(Except I'm not into the tagging thing; answer or don't as you so choose.)

Two notable ones - 

First: On the second toe of my left foot, where I delicately sliced it open with an axe while helping dad prune the oak tree. I was just swinging the axe idly,  deciding which bit of wood needed chopping up next, when I swung it an inch or so too low. It just kind of slid through the top of my sneaker, and, as it happend, the skin of my toe as well.  

Second: On my right elbow from where I skidded along the asphalt on it after coming off my bike. I was going full-tit through Hagley Park when a stupid bloody dog leapt out of the bushes and into my path. I hit it square amidships and flew over the handlebars. Stupid bloody owner of stupid bloody dog (neither of whom were on a leash) came over to where I was and said "good thing you were wearing a helmet". 
Well, yeah, except for the part where my head didn't hit the ground and I'd left a streak of elbow-skin down the path. 

I can remember being happy that I'd taken my handknitted-by-mum jersey off, because skin heals by itself, where jersies don't. And no, I don't know whether the dog was all right.


Book meme

Apr. 27th, 2008 11:07 am
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Nicked from [personal profile] joedecker 

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.

Here's the twist: add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place.


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