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(none of them alive, although I could probably fit a small dragon or a hamster if I tried)

This probably isn't a meme, but it should be. I am at work, and there's nothing to do, so here are some things that I keep in my purse (in no particular order, and irrespective of pockets).
- checkbook
- small notebook (mostly filled, but I haven't replaced it yet because it has important things in it, like directions and thoughts on Buffy)
- directions to the beach on a (very battered) 3x5 card
- compact (mostly for the mirror)
- vaseline lip therapy
- 1 G jump drive (I don't know why this lives in my purse, but it does)
- inhaler (my asthma very rarely acts up, but I do occasionally need this)
- small box of tic-tacs
- small box that used to contain tic-tacs and now contains midol
- pocketknife (with multiple blades)
- pen
- extra pen
- gum (Trident Wintergreen, because it is my favorite)
- key to my friend's house (if it lives in my purse, I don't have to hunt it when I visit and possibly forget to bring it)
- mp3 player (because the CD player in my car is possesed and ejects invisible CDs (or real ones) for no reason all the time)
- earbuds for the above (not that I listen to music at work, but this way I could if I wanted to)
- Kleenex
- wallet (containing very out of date pictures I keep meaning to update, credit cards, business cards, cash, change, library cards for two different districts, key card for work, insurance information, and so on)
- keys (which include my Albertson's card, library card, and Serenity keychain)
- glasses in case

I feel like this is the hair discussion on R'ville. Every so often, I must detail for you the details of the random things I keep in my purse, just as every so often I'm nostalgic for discussions on what everyone is doing with their hair (I've been wearing mine the same way for a while, which is medium length (between chin and shoulder length), curly, no bangs with some layering). So, friends, what have you in your purse (or, if you are Joel, what must you carry around in your pockets)? What is your contribution to the hair discussion?

Meme . . .

Nov. 8th, 2010 10:32 pm
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Because I haven't done a meme in ever so long, and I felt like it. Plus, I don't know that I've ever done a music meme.


Borrowed from Zanna . . .

Put your music player on shuffle.
Press forward for each question.
Use the song title as the answer to the question.
No cheating!
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How am I feeling today? Stand in the Rain (well, yes, but then, I always like standing in the rain, although today is more an umbrella sort of day, if only Joel would loan me one)

Will I get far in life? River's Perception / Saffron (what in the world does that mean? I will go far, but only if I'm one of two kinds of crazy? Maybe I will incorporably posses a spaceship?)

How do my friends see me? Jingle Bells (well, I do like bells, and I do like Christmas music, so that's good)

Where will I get married? You and Me and the Bottle Makes Three (I don't even know how to make sense out of this, but apparently somewhere with alcohol or sparkling cider, but I knew that already)

What is my best friend's theme song? Light One Candle (well, Joel has a Christmas song, and that's happy, and it's a good song)

What is the story of my life? Treason (wow, I didn't even know I had that song, and it isn't one I listen to)

What is/was high school like? River's Dance (so, basically somewhat insane, with some good bits, which is a good summary)

How can I get ahead in life? Escape (I do think I should like to run off to Narnia, so that works well)

What is the best thing about me? a swing dancing song to which I don't have a title (dancing is good, there are all sorts of reasons why dancing is good)

How is today going to be? No Quiero Otro

What is in store for this weekend? My Completeness (presumably this means I'm going to see Joel)

How is my life going? Naranjo en Flor (orange trees in flower are gorgeous, although this is not the season for them)

How does the world see me? Beauty of the Rain (another song I don't listen to, but rain is pretty and always makes me think of baptism, which is happy)

Will I have a happy life? Montserrat

What do my friends really think of me? Salva Nos (does this mean that they think they need to be saved from me, or that I can save them?)

How can I make myself happy? Unwritten Letter #1 (well, I just won't write it, then)

What should I do with my life? Tense (talk about cryptic)

Will I ever have children? O Come All Ye Faithful (that's terribly unclear)

What is some good advice for me? O' Little Town of Bethlehem (very good advice, because it means I ought to listen to Christmas music and think about Christmas and visit Israel)

How will I be remembered? Bound By a Spell (so, the way I see it happening is that I'm under a spell and Joel rescues me and we live happily ever after, and people fondly remember the fairy tale (in case you're wondering, the track is from a radio version of The Silver Chair))

What is my signature dancing song? another random swing song that I don't have the name listed for

What do I think my current theme song is? Fantasia (an old classical guitar sort of song)

What does everyone else think my current theme song is? Canon Collins (I'll take the fact that it is from the BBC Pride and Prejudice, and ignore that it is about Mr. Collins, thank you very much)

What type of men/women do you like? I'm Glad There is You

meme!

Apr. 30th, 2009 07:57 pm
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Interview questions for Charis . . . (you know how it goes, comment for your own questions)

1. If you were a geeky object, what would you be?

This ThinkGeek t-shirt because it is geeky, and clever, and has much to do with physics. It amuses me greatly.

2. If you declared your backyard to be an independent country, what would your new national flag look like?

A treehouse on a green background, because it seems somehow appropriate, as well as being whimsical.

3. If you could have one passage from one book tattooed on the inside of your eyelids so that you could see it whenever you closed your eyes, what would it be?

After giving it much thought, something from the Divine Comedy, probably the last bit of Paradise, which is the Beatific Vision. Having that continually in front of me would be good.

4. Do you ever feel like you should have been born into a different era? Which one, and why?

I used to feel like I should have been born into a different era, but then I realized that I am where I should be, and for a purpose. Also, I like so many things about the present day that I would find hard to give up.

5. Which fairy tale trope do you wish could be real?

I think that the fairy tale tropes, or at least all the important ones, are real, like true love winning out, or kindness to strangers being rewarded.

meme!

Apr. 5th, 2009 02:10 pm
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This meme went around a long time ago . . . I was going through my email inbox and found the questions, and decided to answer the questions. Actually, I'd answered them earlier, but lost the post.

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a very personal nature.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed you will ask them 5 questions.

questions from Nim:
1. There are a lot of dreamy fictional guys out there, but most of them are a bad idea for some reason or another. What fictional man would you seriously consider marrying (if it were feasible, of course)?
Actually, I don't think there are really any I would seriously consider marrying. I mean, Harriet is obviously better for Wimsey than I would be, and Faramir is so clearly taken, and so on. 

2. If you had a little sister that wanted to read Twilight, what book would you recommend to her instead?
Probably Sabriel by Garth Nix if she's looking for something modern, or Dracula if she wants vampires, and Buffy is she is old enough to deal with it.

3. What's your favourite riddle?
What have I got in my pocket?

4. You are transported into a fantasy world. What would you be--princess, lady knight, shieldmaiden, farm girl, healer, wise queen? What role do you play in the story?
I would like to be a lady knight, but I expect that I would be a scholar studying magic for some local aristocracy. The sort of thing that most everyone thinks is dull, and I go on about how exactly this bit of magic works, which turns out to be vital for the story and the salvation of the world, but I don't really have that big of a role in the actual saving of it. I also would be rather decent at archery. 

5. You find out that you're going to die in 24 hours precisely. What do you do with those last hours?
Drive to the beach with my friends and watch the waves. Quite possibly Disneyland as well.


questions from Angel:
1. What is your favourite bit of obscure trivia? Something that most people are unaware of that gives you delight?
I'm not really that into trivia. Umm . . . if you are spaced, the vacuum causes your blood to boil (along with many other unpleasant things, in fact, so many unpleasant things that it's relaly hard to say what would kill you first).

2. If you were diagnosed with a fatal disease and only had 6 months to live, what would your priorities be and with whom would you want to spend the remaining time?
I would totally quit my job and go on a couple road trips. Also, there would be much England and castles. I would be dragging my friends all over. Quick! I only have six months! We're going to England! 

3. If you were an iconic building or landmark, what would you be?
I would be Sleeping Beauty's castle at Disneyland. It is iconic, beautiful, and there is the secret stairway where you can read the whole story of Sleeping Beauty. 

4. Road trip time! Charis and I suddenly appear on your doorstep and whisk you away - name three places that you would want to road trip to.
Disneyland (because it is awesome and happy and makes me think about Dante). The beach. The Grand Canyon. 

5. What is your favourite book that you've ever read, and why is it your favourite?
My favorite book at this instant is Dante's Divine Comedy, because everything always comes back to Dante. Always. 
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A meme from [livejournal.com profile] charismitaine
1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by asking you 5 questions of a very personal nature.
3. You will update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed you will ask them 5 questions.

1. If you had to live out a fairy tale, with all of the ugly bits but with all of the lovely bits too, which one would you choose?

You know, I wouldn't have expected my answer to this question. I have long loved Beauty and the Beast, and I have long wished to be Beauty in Robin McKinley's Rosedaughter. It is a beautiful retelling, and I still want to be like Beauty, and yet I find that it is not the one fairy tale that I would choose to live out. I would live out East of the Sun, West of the Moon, because I am not certain I could, and yet I want to. I want to love so wholly and completely, in spite of my mistakes, that I will go beyond the edges of the world for the sake of the beloved. I want to be so persistent and tenacious of character that I will not give up, that I will continue to search for the beloved beyond hope, through three pairs of iron shoes, and beyond the possible. I do not want to make mistakes, but when I do make them, I want to redeem them, even if it is impossible. I want the wit to know to use the gifts given me, to know how to open the acorns, and when to use what is inside of them. I want my beloved to love me, though I am insignificant and a peasant's daughter; nothing important at all. I want my beloved to be wise and warn me when I am about to do something stupid, to tell me not to light the candle, to let me face the consequences when I do, and yet love me. I want my beloved to have the wisdom to turn my faults around and redeem them, to take the candle wax that I dripped and was my undoing, and make it the means of our reunion and happiness. I want a beloved who will live in an unconventional, little known fairy tale, where it is the girl who does the rescuing, instead of the other way around, and who doesn't care. I want to live happily ever after because I am virtuous, because I love the beloved, because I am tenacious, and because I have learned wisdom.


2. Following question 1, if you could choose a time period and setting for your fairy tale (including modern), what would you choose?

I am not sure that I particularly like this time that we live in; I see much I prefer of the Medieval or Regency times. And yet, I think this is a very good time to live out a fairy tale, because very few people really believe in fairy tales right now. It seems that most people are disillusioned with fairy tales, that they think that they are wish fulfillment, or untrue to life, or overly idealistic. So I would want to flagrantly and ostentatiously prove them wrong. Fairy tales are important, and useful, and generally good (although there are some terrible ones that have quite rightly dropped into oblivion). A modern fairy tale is a hard thing, because it must not slip into the maudlin sentimentality that means nothing, it must have substance, and it must not slip into that biting sarcasm that leaves no room for wonder or truth. A modern fairy tale is hard because it must be rooted and grounded in the everyday and the ordinary (there was scarcely anything more ordinary than a cheap, tallow candle) but it must include the fantastic, and it must be believable. It would be a great challenge to live out a fairy tale today.


3. If you could choose any secondary (or ensemble) character from any TV show to have their own spin-off series, who would you choose and what would their show be like?

I can't believe how long it took me to think of an answer to this question, because it is so glaringly obvious. Spike. Spike needs his own tv show. spoiler warning for Buffy 7 and Angel 5 )


4. If you could travel in time with a muscular man named Hans and choose one person for Hans to punch in the face, who would it be?

I cannot think of anyone I particularly would like someone to punch. There are many people I disagree with, but that is generally a civil disagreement, and even though I often wanted to throw Emerson's book against the wall, and I found it most exasperating, I wouldn't think he should be punched for writing it. There are many people I am exasperated with, but I would generally like to grab them by the shoulders and shake some sense into them (such as, for instance, the people who canceled Firefly). There are many wicked people throughout history, but somehow it does not seem appropriate to hit them. To have someone punched is to avenge an insult, and I can't particularly think of anyone who has insulted me.


5. If you had to live for a year on an isolated island--not a desert island, and you aren't shipwrecked, so you won't be fighting for survival. Let's say that you have to pretend to be dead for a year, so you've been dropped off on this island with supplies so that no one can blow your cover. If you could only have one companion, and it could be anyone in the world, or even a fictional character, who would you choose? Or would you instead choose to be alone?

There are a great many literary characters who I would like to have with me on an island, but I am not sure that it would really be worthwhile, because I am not sure that they would want to be with me. For instance, at first thought, it seems like great fun to have Lord Peter Whimsey on the island, but I think that he would always be bored and pining for Harriet. There are similar problems with my favorite literary characters who are quite happy where they are. So then, I shall say that I would like to be on this island with my friend Nikki. It is quite simply that I don't see her nearly enough since we graduated, and I know that we could finally again have just as many conversations, and never have to be interrupted, and it would be fabulous. We had such lovely, long conversations about anything and everything (mostly philosophical in nature) in the lab, in the dorms, and wherever we happened to be. Now we are in different states, and constrained by telephone conversation and meeting perhaps once a year. An entire year on an island would be just the thing.

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