It's as though the day just can't begin until I've gone to the gym, had dinner, and watched Heroes. My day so far has just been one long, extended morning.

To kill some time, here's a quiz I nabbed from fernwithy that determines what American accent you have - it got mine dead on. I never realized I actually had an accent other than standard American-that-you'd-hear-on-television, but apparently I do )

I was going to post more, but I'm thinking that all that's going to come out is nonsense. I can never think straight on Mondays. I should go read some fic that I've seen posted for months. I struggle with giving insightful feedback, though. Usually all I come up with is "Wow, I really liked that! This is awesome! :D :D :D". But I'm going to try. : )

Your result for The Heroes Personality Test...

The Heroes Personality Test

Are you on the list?

Congratulations, you're Mr. Bennet! You are one mysterious person with mysterious motives. Despite all the mystery, it's clear that you believe what you do is for the greater good, and you are obviously a well-educated person in your field.

Your best quality: Dedication to your work/organization/etc.
Your worst quality: Keeping too many secrets

Take The Heroes Personality Test at HelloQuizzy

I like Bennet, so that works for me.


Official last day of work was today; I'll be going in at least three more days to complete collection inventory. Then it's back to the job hunt for next fall.

Just when I think I'm all caught up on work and I've skipped out on a meeting that was after work for the joy of being home before six, a billion things pop up that need to be taken care of before the end of next week, and, as usual, I'm rarely sure how to go about accomplishing them. How awesome would it be to have a personal assistant? Someone who could just make your appointments for you, etc.?

Oh, wait, my Mom does that. Yep, I'm 27 years old, and Mom made an appointment for me to see the optometrist to get new glasses (JC Penney's is having a buy one, get the other half-off or something like that, and in Mom's world, it's criminal to miss a good deal like that). She knows me too well - I'm always so frazzled from work that I never think to do things like get check ups and whatnot. I haven't been to the doctor in over a year and a half (I'm rarely sick, and I covet my few precious hours of free time a week). Unfortunately, my headaches have been kicking in of late (almost 90% due to work-stress, I'm sure, but the rest might be eye strain). So she took it upon herself to set something up for me. She's really the best.

Now, if only those government "incentive" rebates could be sent out so that I can get the new glasses without crying. No optometrist wants his or her client leaving their office with red-rimmed eyes... it's bad for business.

I still don't know what antipasta is, except that it's... not pasta.... right? Right?

Memes )

Anyway. Adios. Aloha. Au revoir. Auf Weidersehen. Ciao. Do svidanja. Khoda hafaz. Ma'as salaama. Ngeyavalilisa. Nsaala kiambote. Sayonara. Shalom. Tionana. Zai jian. See ya. :D

Grab the nearest book.
Open the book to page 123.
Find the fifth sentence.
Post the text of the next 3 sentences.
Post the name of the book and the author.

"After cross-questioning them we decided to send four sections that way, and the other five by the hills: in such a fashion we thought we should arrive soonest and safest at Abu Zereibat.

The route was not easy to decide with the poor help of the Musa Juheina, our informants. They seemed to have no unit of time smaller than the half-day, or of distance between the span and the stage; and a stage might be from six to sixteen hours according to the man's will and camel."

From Seven Pillars of Wisdom by T.E. Lawrence

I am in love with reading this book. It also doesn't hurt to picture Lawrence and Feisal as Ralph Fiennes and Alexander Siddig, as seen here in A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia.

I'm anti-death penalty, so all of the talk leading up to Saddam Hussein's execution was rather disturbing. "We think he's going to be executed within the next few days few hours few minutes." Yeah, the guy was a horrible person who did horrible things. State-sanctioned, pre-meditated death by hanging is also a horrible thing.

::shrugs:: I'm not here to persuade people to my way of thinking; to each his own, and all that.


I don't get colorbars/" love". I just... I don't know. If you list things as an interest, I get it. The color bars seem redundant to me.

I do have a ticker, though, that is counting down the days to spring. It perks me up when I see it. Maybe that's what color bars do for other people.


In my family, it's popular to bemoan one's birthday. What?! Are you kidding me? Maybe if we just renamed it "Thank God I Didn't Kick Off For Another Year Day" it'd be more widely received. But, c'mon. ::checks calendar:: My birthday is on a Saturday this year, too! In your face! --- sorry. :D


I don't like country music, as a rule, but this summer I went to a blue grass festival, and, well....

I found out I liked some of it.

One band in particular that I liked was this all-female band called Uncle Earl. One of the singers sang a blue grass song in Mandarin Chinese. How cool is that? I'm thinking I'm going to use my Barnes and Noble gift card to pick up one of their CDs...


Two quiz things under the cut )

Bored. Bored, bored, bored. Or procrastinating, really. ::sigh::

Accent quiz behind the cut )

Maybe I'll go make cookies for work (we're having a cookie swap). Or, you know, do Christmas cards, since I haven't started those...

And another 12-hour work day bites the dust.

Now for chocolate and gorp (and chocolatey gorp).

ETA: ::snickers:: This has been popping up everywhere lately: )

personality quiz )

Which means I'm one of those INFP-thingy types. Alrighta.

So. Graduate school.

Tips? Ideas? Helpful hints? I'm at a loss. I'd like to go for a Masters in Library Science. I am poor. My most lucrative job to date is ending in two months, and there's little chance of a similar position opening up in the area anytime soon.

I had decent grades as an undergrad, but it's been so long since college that I can't bring myself to ask professors to write letters of recommendation for me ("Who was this girl again? Doesn't ring a bell...").

Any information would be helpful.

{{I'm only panicking on the inside for now.}}

ETA: Well, maybe this wiki page on the Quarter-life crisis explains a bit of this "oh crap, now what?" feeling. And I definitely qualify as being in the middle of my quarter-life...(assuming I live to be 100, of course. Shhh!). How depressing.

ETA2: Hahahahaha

Haiku2 for marenpaisley
had her baby boy
this morning i don't plan
on having children
Created by Grahame

Hey, waitaminit, am I crazy? That second line only has six syllables! >:O

The next time I check in on you, I want paradise on Earth!

Thoughts about my trip to SoCal:

* [ profile] seraphtrevs is gorgeous anyway, but you should have seen her on her wedding day! (Nicole Kidman from Moulin Rouge. I kid you not.) :^D

* palm trees

* [ profile] seraphtrevs's husband is a class act and a very generous guy. And most importantly, they are very happy together. :^D

* hummingbirds everywhere in November

* Smoothie King (seriously. I want one around here so bad...)

* palm trees

* perfect weather

* The closest Smoothie King to where I live is somewhere in New Jersey. Not cool, yo.

* Binturongs!

* palm trees

* Despite the five lane highways, the drivers out there were way nicer and more considerate than here.

* Maybe I'll someday be able to winter over there and come back Northeast in the spring. Migrate, like.

* palm trees - heck yeah!

Quizes behind the cut )

So when boredom strikes, and I haven't got the attention span to really sit down and read anything, I like to surf around random lj user-info pages. And it just struck me how, whenever I see that someone has posted that they're INTJ, etc., etc., I have no idea what those letters stand for. I mean, yeah, I've taken that personality test, but I can't for the life of me recall what those letters mean, nor can I tell if someone's personality is going to be compatible with mine based on that string of letters. A couple of times, I've gone back and re-taken the personality test just to see what the descriptions are supposed to mean, only to find that I've lost the page I was on where the original letter sequence was found. Whoops.

I guess this means I should just stick with reading people's interest lists, especially since all of the interests we may have in common are in bold. It can't get any easier than that. :-P

From [ profile] hp_memage:

1.) What would your Animagus form be?
I'm always dreaming that I can fly, so I'd bet on a bird of some sort.

2.) What would your patronus be?
Hmm... I think a dragon. :^D

3.) Would you play Quidditch? What would your position be?
I'd like to be a Beater, simply because I'm really not great at throwing things accurately (so being a Chaser would be right out), and I'm not really partial to the thought of having to defend those hoops from flying Quaffles. But a Beater is, in its own way, a defensive position, and I was always pretty decent at being a defender.

4.) What wizarding profession would you like to have?
I'd say a teacher (since that's what I am in real life), but I'm going to go with something else - studying dragons in Romania like Charlie Weasley. It'd get me out-of-doors, which is where I'm happiest. :^)

So the US lost to Mexico today with a score of 2-1. Life goes on. I do feel that we put a whole lot of effort into this game; we had a slow start, made a couple errors in the first half that cost us, but as a whole, I liked the energy that our side had and the show of determination. I think we had Mexico on edge the entire game, even when they were up by two. It was not an easy win for them.

I know that my heart was in my throat the entire time, anway. Of course, that just gave me more room for candy. :^)

And now, from [ profile] hp_memage, a Harry Potter meme behind the cut. )

ETA: Whoa. At least our game wasn't like today's match between Mali and Togo. Bwah.

10 things I've done that you probably haven't:

1. Touched the Liberty Bell
2. Been within 50 yards of a wild grizzly bear
3. Spent three weeks in traction in a hospital
4. Had an ear infection which caused my eardrum to rupture
5. Spent the night at a Dunkin' Donuts in lieu of a motel room
6. Voluntarily eaten insects
7. Witnessed the autopsy of a victim of cardiac arrest and the partial autopsy of a homocide victim in the same morning ('s not as cool as television portrays it....the smell...ugh)
8. Was almost hit by a freight train
9. Camped for three weeks cross-country from Pennsylvania to Montana and back
10. Unwillingly witnessed a playing with himself while on public transit (argh! my eyes!)


Feb. 10th, 2005 03:17 pm

The meteorologists had forcasted rain showers turning to snow today.

I walked out of work and there was sunshine and fluffy clouds. Not bad for my first day of being 24.


And a Harry Potter quiz )

Which Season Are You? )

Although I have to say that Spring is really my most favorite season. There's nothing quite like spring air to give a body a zap of energy.

i'm in hufflepuff!

be sorted @



speak and spell
You're a Speak & Spell!! You nerd, you. Just
because you were disguised as a toy doesn't
mean you weren't educational, you sneaky

What childhood toy from the 80s are you?
brought to you by Quizilla


Jul. 9th, 2004 11:25 pm


You've probably studied loads of different religions, but you're just not sure if any of it is true. Evolution makes some sense to you, but it doesn't satisfy you. Lastly, your personality is one of question, but you won't go out of your way to find -The Truth- It's more of a hobby.


In other news, great game tonight. I'm still too wired to go to bed - I've been feeling bouncy since Utley's homerun in the 8th. And my brother was there! Lucky kid. :^D

::sigh:: See? Baseball - it's all my brother's fault. In a wonderfully good way, of course. :^)

Ah, this was cute and fun to do.

My Inner Hero - Wizard!

I'm a Wizard!

There are many types of magic, but all require a sharp mind and a cool head. There is no puzzle I can't solve, no problem I can't think my way out of. When you feel confused or uncertain, you can always rely on me to untangle the knots and put everything back in order for you.

How about you? Click here to find your own inner hero.


It's been about seventeen years since I was into baseball; lately, I've really been looking forward to watching the Phillies games. It's all my brother's fault, naturally. :^) While we can be nostalgic about the days of Mike Schmidt and John Kruk (and I can dig out my 1987 Topps cards... which still faintly smell of gum), I have to admit that it's been fun catching up with today's players. Bell and Thome... Michaels and Abreu... etc., etc., ... it's been great.

My brother bought a new, unknown species of cichlid for his 55 gallon tank. I've taken to calling it Little Thome, given that it's most likely going to be huge when it grows up - much like the Red Devil cichlid that's in the tank already. Another thing I can blame my brother for - getting me into fish. I was quite happy with my betta fish, Dodger. Now I'd like to set up a little community tank...and I mean little. Knock his tank down by a factor of ten, and you've got the size fish tank that I own. Unfortunately, it's currently got a green severum cichlid quarantined in it (Severum was just too hostile to Little Thome, apparently, so he's in time-out until Little Thome grows a bit bigger). All I'd like are a few tetras and a snail. I've wanted a snail for a long time - no idea why, really. They're just kind of cute. :^D


In other sports-related news... the DC United vs Metrostars game was great fun to watch, despite the Metrostars being thoroughly trounced as they were. Whoa, hello, defense? Are you out there? Being that I didn't really have a team to cheer on, it was fun just to watch without being tied up in knots hoping for a particular side to win.

The best thing about today? Having 13 members of my extended family here to celebrate various birthdays and graduations, talk, eat, and watch the games. Nothing much beats throwing water balloons, running around the yard in the evening with jars to catch lightning bugs, and playing with sparklers.

Life is good. :^)

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