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( Aug. 1st, 2009 10:07 pm)
Thanks[ profile] miafeliz  for the prompting. And away we go...

Painting: )

Being an only child: )Only children all seem to dream about having siblings. I always wanted an older brother. Since that would have been impossible anyway, as I was a honeymoon baby, I give my characters siblings. And, just for the record, only children aren't always spolied. I was a well-behaved child, mostly by natural inclination, sometimes by coerecement or threat. I wonder how much of my selfish tendancies I would still have if I had siblings. Would they be worse or better? Would I still have this need for solitude? Would I be a better wife or friend if I had had those early interactions with siblings? All I can do is speculate.

Florida: )I am that rarest of creatures. I am a Florida native. I'd love to travel and see other places, but this muggy, mosquito-infested chunk of real estate will always be home. I love the diversity and history my home has embraced over the centuries. From the Oldest City at St Augustine where the flags of  four countries fly, to the cities and swamps of south Florida to the pine woods, oak hammocks and freshwater springs of my home area, it's all fascinating, and it's home. 

Scotland: )Someday, I'll go back to Scotland. The cities, the landscape, the people; it was all so beautiful. I made so many new friends there and had the time of my life. It was quite the adventure for me, and my only trip out of the country, ever. I'm reasonably sure that if I were to settle there, I'd freeze to death the very first autumn, but it might be worth it to see a place that I love in all its facets. I could spend all my time walking the streets of Glasgow and Edinburgh, or be just as happy walking along the road in the Highlands someplace, watching the cows watching me as I walk by. It's all good.

Writing: )

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( Mar. 31st, 2009 12:50 pm)
1. People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

2. Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

1. Make a list of 5 things you can see without getting up.
This laptop, a can of Coke Zero, a book about Radiographic Imaging, my lunch, the microwave.

2. How do you style your hair?
I wash it and let it dry, then get it out if the way somehow. It's long and has enough curl to make it wave and be unruly. I subdue it however I can.

3. What are you wearing now?
Brown scrub top, khaki jeans (work attire)

4. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A successful novelist or independantly wealthy. Preferably both.

5. The best thing to happen of you as late?
Clocking out for lunch

6. What is one word you would use to describe yourself?

7. What's your current fandom/obsession/addiction?
Clive Owen

8. What's the last thing you ate today?
Beef and gravy over rice. Green beans too.

9. What calms you?
Time to sit and be quiet, taking a walk.

10. What websites do you visit when you go online?
LJ, Facebook, Ladies of Lallybroch, LOL Cats, the list goes on...

11. What's the last thing you bought?
Genealogy software online

12. What are you listening to now?
the fridge in the background, voices in the hallway outside the door.

13. What do you think about before you go to bed?
whatever story I'm working on

14. What was the last CD(s) you "bought"?
Chinese music

15. What is your favorite weather and why?
Spring or fall, cool and breezy, but warm in the sun

16. If you could play any musical instrument, which one would you play?

17. Anything exciting as of late?
Not really

18. What's something you'd like to say to someone right now?
Yes, I'd love to have my book published.

19. Which part of the world would you like to visit?
Great Britain; Scotland again, England, Wales, Ireland, all of it.


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( Sep. 28th, 2008 07:24 pm)


a) Tell you why I friended you.

b) Associate you with something -- a fandom, song, color, photo, etc.

c) Tell you something I like about you.

d) Tell you a memory I have of you.

e) Ask you something I've wanted to know about you

f) Tell you my favorite userpic from your list

g) In return, you need to post this on your own LJ
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( Jul. 28th, 2008 09:18 pm)
gakked from [ profile] wolfette

Read more... )
Which Goddess lurks in your soul?


You are a true earth warrior! Demeter is the Greek Goddess of the fields, grain and harvest and inhabits those souls who long to be a part of the green. You have a special connection with plants and care deeply for the Earth. You tend to be motherly and protective of those that are in your care and are not above severe aggression when one of your charges is harmed or threatened.

Personality Test Results

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( Apr. 26th, 2008 09:41 pm)

Stole this meme from Jette, who stole it from someone else. These are the top 106 books marked as 'unread' on LibraryThing. There to make people appear intellectual perhaps? Some of them I would not keep for that purpose. A few I'll never even touch the cover of again. How about you?

Bold the titles you've read, underline those you read for school, italicize those started but never finished.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell

Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi : a novel
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice

Jane Eyre
The Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel: the fates of human societies
War and Peace
Vanity Fair
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner (I got distracted by school, then mislaid the book. I'll finish it soon)

Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
(love this book)
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran : a memoir in books
Memoirs of a Geisha
Wicked : the life and times of the wicked witch of the West
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian : a novel
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World

The Fountainhead
Foucault’s Pendulum

The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys

The Once and Future King

The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible : a novel

Angels & Demons
The Inferno (and Purgatory and Paradise)
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility

The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver’s Travels

Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury (I own a copy, does that count?)
Angela’s Ashes : a memoir (love this book)
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States : 1492-present
A Confederacy of Dunces (
Ignatius J. Reilly irritated the crap out of me)
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake : a novel
Collapse : how societies choose to fail or succeed
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye (hate this book to this day, read it for school almost 30 years ago)
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance : an inquiry into values
The Aeneid (in Latin for school, in English for fun)
Watership Down

Gravity’s Rainbow
The Hobbit

In Cold Blood : a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield
The Three Musketeers

Totally shamelessly stolen from vickita:

You are in your twenties
You can still hear reasonably well and you can play this without my old fart colleagues hearing it which makes you feel kinda good.

The highest pitched ultrasonic mosquito ringtone that I can hear is 15.8kHz
Find out which ultrasonic ringtones you can hear!

Can you hear me now?


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