Jul. 15th, 2009 02:19 am
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From [ profile] angevin2

Post ten of any pictures currently on your hard drive that you think are self-expressive.
• NO CAPTIONS! It must be like we're speaking with images and we have to interpret your visual language just like we have to interpret your words.
• They must ALREADY be on your hard drive - no googling or flickr! They have to have been saved to your folders sometime in the past. They must be something you've saved there because it resonated with you for some reason.
• You do NOT have to answer any questions about any of your pictures if you don't want to. You can make them as mysterious as you like. Or you can explain them away as much as you like.

cut for largish images )


Mar. 15th, 2009 04:30 pm
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You Belong in New Zealand
Good on ya, mate
You're the best looking one of the bunch
Though you're often forgotten...
You're quite proud of who you are
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My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 3.71, Libertarian: 5.02

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Culture War Stance
Score: -6.33

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My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -6.77

Political Spectrum Quiz
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The year in review, as told by the first posts of each month:

We had a few drops of champagne at midnight - we went to the New Year's Eve Gala at Lorenzo's Timonium Dinner Theater in - you guessed it - Timonium, and saw "And Then There Were None" which ended at 11:45 and then the cast, which were also the waitpeople, served champagne to everyone and we all made noise and sang Auld Lang Syne, and then we split. Dropped Cindy off, passed a wreck on the highway that seemed to have at least one law enforcement vehicle as one of the crunch-ees. Home safe, drink some decaf tea.

Here's what it says on Central Market's brown paper bags:
"I am a brown paper bag. More than likely, I'll end up under your kitchen sink with a few of my friends. I might get cut up and wrapped around an old textbook. Or just stuck under something messy. It would be nice if someone made me into a kite. I'd like to be a kite. But whatever happens, I will never forget the day I carried groceries home from Central Market."

We are back in Baltimore. Haven't had chance to catch up on my flist yet. It went over 85 degrees while we were in Austin. And the oak and elm trees were pollenating. We have at least one more trip to make down there, sometime in the second half of April.

Siiiigh - the sellers of the house we're trying to buy are being real jerks; they didn't get the water turned back on in time for the official home inspection by an engineer, so we had to reschedule that, then the day before the rescheduled inspection, they got the water turned on - and discovered that the pipes had not been properly drained before shutoff, so there is water/ice damage to the pipes, which has to be repaired.

Besides the Manga Shakespeare, I picked up another graphic thingy from the library - Opera Adaptations, Vol. 2 by P. Craig Russell. A mixed bag - I hated the way he interpreted "Parsifal" - he made it all about the rejections instead of the quest. The Mahler songs were depressing in any event, and graphics made them no less so. I am not familiar with "Ariane and Bluebeard" so it made no sense to me. "Pagliacci" was the last thing in the book - and it was done quite well! All the sly nastiness, all the misunderstandings that each character encourages among the others, were brought out. The characters looked just right to me.

The movers show up Friday morning at 8:30, so we have actually had to start packing, and perhaps we're even getting a bit frantic at this point. So that's what I've been doing instead of LJ - along with getting the last few repairs done at the new house, and making curtains, and stuff like that.

OK gang, Monday noon we're off for the Baltimore Symphonic Band tour of Eastern Europe. We will be gone July 7-17. A sitter will be taking care of the pets and the house, all that stuff, but she will not be answering our phones. We are not taking our cell phones to Europe; they're the wrong kind. We will, however, be checking our email from internet cafes, once we get to Europe. We're taking the little OLPC XO computer. So if you are trying to get in touch with us, email should get responded to within a couple of days, whereas a phone call will not get returned until the 18th at the earliest.

After we got back from Europe, I was only home for a couple of days before I turned around and went up to New York to help my friend Sally-the-hoarder throw some stuff out.

Rehearsals have started up again for the fall this week, so less reading now than in the summer; here's the last of the summer's reading:

October (not counting Twitterings, which is all there was for the first week)
A few posts ago, I mentioned Dave Freer's A Mankind Witch, and in truth it was a bit from that, as much as Granny Ogg's writings, that inspired the post "To Serve Rat." Oddly enough, *after* that was when I ran across the book Rats: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, from whence came yesterday's tweets about rats. And then, AFTER I had twittered those, I read the newspaper, and lo! an article about rats in Baltimore! The city is proposing a rat census, as the first step in reducing Baltimore's rat problem; the initial estimate of the number of rats in Baltimore City is 3 million! Which is quite a bit more than one for every fifteen people - Baltimore City is only about 700,000 people, although the metro area of much of Baltimore County is well over a million.

November (not counting Twitterings, which is all there was for the first week)
We'll be away for a few days, attending the wedding of a niece in Omaha, which you'll hardly even notice since I've posted so little the past two weeks anyway. I have been working on finishing assorted RL projects - knitted things, quilted things - and also having a cold. Whee. Anyway, when we get back from Omaha next week, I'll try and catch up.

So we went to the Winterthur on Saturday. They have really nice lunches in their cafeteria, including a fancy dessert table. I spent more time on the "Who's Your Daddy" exhibit than [info]squirrel_magnet or Cindythelibrarian did.
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On the twelfth day of Christmas, bunrab sent to me...
Twelve owls reading
Eleven pets zookeeping
Ten cats a-crocheting
Nine bikes bookcrossing
Eight symphonies a-quilting
Seven bookstores a-weaving
Six liberals a-knitting
Five cra-a-a-aftsman houses
Four used books
Three glass beads
Two nuclear whales
...and a fsm in an adjunct faculty.
Get your own Twelve Days:

(actually, twelve owls reading sounds nice - and certainly much nicer than swans a-swimming or geese-a-laying)
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Gacked from oh, everybody:

1. Take a picture of yourself right now.
2. Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
3. Post that picture with NO editing.
4. Post these instructions with your picture.

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You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:
1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

Weapon can be real or fictional, you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.

I have:

2. Leonard Cohen's "Democracy is Coming"
3. Christopher Moore, of course - who knows more about fighting zombies?
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Pretty distinguished company!
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MyHeritage: Family trees - Genealogy - Celebrities - Collage - Morph

This was the only photo of me (five tries!) that I tried, that didn't come up with most of my "look-alikes" being Asian. One of  my photos produced Kim Jong IL as a look-alike; another one, Toshiro Mifune. Apparently, all evidence in the mirror to the contrary, I look like a male Asian.


May. 1st, 2008 07:15 pm
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Blog-Word! for bunrab
Your word buddies:
Created by Grahame

Book meme

Apr. 3rd, 2008 07:02 pm
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Ganked from [ profile] bcjennyo
*Fill in each letter of the alphabet with a title of a book that you've read that begins with that letter (e.g. American Psycho for the letter A).
*Articles (a, an, the) don't count in alphabetizing, so skip to the first letter of the next word (i.e. A Thousand Splendid Suns would count for the letter T, The Great Gatsby would count for the letter G, and so on).
*Titles that start with or are entirely composed of numbers will be alphabetized by how they would be spelled when written out (i.e. 1984 would count as an N for Nineteen Eighty-Four).
*The letter X space will be special. The title will only have to include the letter X to count (i.e. Don Quixote). This isn't necessarily as easy as it sounds.

My note:
These are all books I've read and enjoyed. They're not necessarily my favorites for each letter, but they're ones I liked well enough to read others by the same author.
the list )
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I'm a Mazda RX-8!

You're sporty, yet practical, and you have a style of your own. You like to have fun, and you like to bring friends along for the ride, but when it comes time for everyday chores, you're willing to do your part.

Take the Which Sports Car Are You? quiz.

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I was tagged by [ profile] jocundushomo. (I'll get you back one of these days, she says evilly...)

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it".

1. I have great difficulty assigning the words right and left to the correct hands. I know which direction I want to go, but figuring out which word to blurt out to match that direction takes me a very noticeable couple of seconds.
2. I pick up my underwear and toss it in the hamper with my toes.
3. I honestly think inland marine insurance is an extremely funny topic.
4. I finally learned to whistle with two fingers in my mouth when I was about 48. I learned that I could actually whistle a TUNE that way two days ago - I had never tried it before.
5. I think the habit of viewing dead bodies in their coffins is disgusting. I have never gone up for a "viewing" and I don't ever plan to.
6. I once worked as a hot-pants-wearing exhibition model at a car show. Granted, it was for an experimental car designed by a college team who were friends of mine, but still.
7. I don't know if this counts as a quirk - but I really like hashi and hitori puzzles and I don't like sudoku puzzles.

Tagged: [ profile] miz_geek, [ profile] bcjennyo, [ profile] pussreboots, [ profile] fritzsmomma, [ profile] squirrel_magnet (ha!), [ profile] cavia, [ profile] crustycurmudgeo (note: I forgive you (any you) in advance if you really don't want to do this.)


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