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Because I have no plans this evening, and because I'm in writerly task-avoidance mode, I present to you a trio of Alphabet Memes!

Autocomplete browser bar, A to Z )

Things I value, A to Z )

Alphabet survey )
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First line of first public post each month in 2016:

January: Just finished Nnedi Okorafor's gorgeous The Book of Phoenix.

February: Hi, geeky darlings.

March: Let's see how much energy I have left for this.

April: [no posts]

May: Up since 4 for no good reason.

June: [no posts]

July: From SundayStealing, via [personal profile] hobbitbabe, with some of her answers kept/stolen.

August: When it was important to me that there be a Green Party in California, I worked for it.

September: I know it's supposed to be Wednesdays that we do this, but I'm rarely on here on weeknights, so I decided to do it while I'm thinking of it.

October: Edit: Bill @PenzeysSpices responded immediately to point me to this: https://t.e2ma.net/webview/o0dlr/3861320930e0446feb951d5ac4db1769 which acknowledges some of my concerns.

November: Resilience [poem title]

December: This week began my two-week-and-change break from work.
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Back in 2011/12, [personal profile] firecat combined a couple of different end-of-the-year survey thingies so lots of the numbers are repeated, and I think that's kind of fun, so I did it then, and I'm doing it now, with the years changed. I intend for this to become a daily journal again in 2017, so this is where I'm starting.

1. Was 2016 a good year for you?
Some things were good, but in general, no. Not very.

There's a TON more behind the cut )
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Ganked from [personal profile] firecat, along with at least one of her answers.

1. Do you like blue cheese? Only in certain moods.
Read more... )
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From SundayStealing, via [personal profile] hobbitbabe, with some of her answers kept/stolen.

When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
I don't even remember. Long, long time.

Can you change the oil on a car?
Yes, but after a while, I realized it wasn't really cost-effective for me to do it myself.

Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
No.

Run out of gas?
No.

Favorite kind of sandwich?
I don't do sandwich-monogamy.
Tomato and mayo on soft wheat bread, with or without avocado and/or alfalfa sprouts. Butter is acceptable in place of or in addition to butter.
BLT.
Egg salad on white with celery and [green] onion and mayonnaise, nothing else.
Grilled cheese.

Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Eggs florentine, maybe? Anything with hollandaise. Fried potatoes and onions. Ooh, blintzes! Leftover dinner food. Anything but cold pizza.

What is your usual bedtime?
Some time between 10 and 11.

Are you lazy?
About some things.

When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
I honestly don't have any idea. Can't remember.

Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Yes. AARP, Cooking Light. From time to time, I sub to Vegetarian Times, Poets & Writers, and Writer's Digest. And my university sends me the alumni magazine, if that counts. And KPBS sends me the one for contributors.

Which are better, legos or lincoln logs?
I like 'em both.

Are you stubborn?
About some things. Mostly, I'm pretty flexible.

Who is better, Leno or Letterman?
I find Letterman (problematic fave) hilarious, and Leno annoys me like nails on chalkboards.

Ever watch soap operas?
In high school, during the summers, I watched three hours a day. One Life to Live, All My Children, and General Hospital. This was during Luke & Laura's young "courtship."

Afraid of heights?
Some. Nervous about them always, genuinely phobic about it when I feel I'm in an unprotected high place (side of a mountain, high building without sufficient railing, etc.).

Sing in the car?
SO much. Even did it a little on my vlog the other day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEXlKCsJ01I

Dance in the shower?
No. I'm an accident waiting to happen. That would end badly.

Dance in the car?
Silly.

Ever used a gun?
Yes, in JROTC.

Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Some are. I love them.

Is Christmas stressful?
Not any more.

Ever eat a pierogi?
Oh yes. Love them.

Major annoyance right now?
That I have to go to work in 20 minutes.

Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Singer. That's it.

Do you believe in ghosts?
Nope.
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Ten, Nine, Eight... )
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What. A. Week!

I say that a lot these days, don't I? But oh, man, whatta week. I won a prize and met Lorna Dee Fucking Cervantes, wrote three papers, including a short story, navigated some potentially dramatic relationship stuff that didn't turn out to be (oh, yeah, I forgot I chose low-drama family members), finished week 3 of 10 at school, got offered a full-time position at work doing the same job I'm doing now part-time, at which I worked my ASS off this week, and it's only Thursday!

Saturday is Cal Day, and I've committed to making cookies for it. The kid was gonna come over tonight and make them with me, but she's not up for it, so

I

Have

An

Evening

Of

Downtime!!

(I'm gonna chip away at my homework, but I have until Monday before anything's due, James is making dinner, and oh, goodness, downtime!)

And you didn't think I wouldn't do some silly survey thingies, did you? Here's one from submarine_bells )
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Stolen from [personal profile] firecat, along with several of her answers. It's not often I have time to do stuff like this these days, but James cleaned the kitchen, I finished my homework, and there's an hour before bedtime. Whee!

http://sundaystealing.blogspot.com/2012/03/eve-was-framed-meme.html
Sunday Stealing: The Eve Was Framed Meme

Read more... )
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[personal profile] firecat combined a couple of different end-of-the-year survey thingies so lots of the numbers are repeated, and I think that's kind of fun. No idea why.

As usual, I stole some of her answers.

1. Was 2011 a good year for you?
It was good enough for me, but very very very hard.

There's a TON more behind the cut )
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I stole some of her answers, too.

1. Is there someone in your life you know you'd be better off without?
Counting "in my life" as people I interact with regularly—no. Wow, how fortunate I am.

more Q&A )
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Survey snagged from [personal profile] firecat, along with some of her answers. I'm waiting for the meds to kick in. I turned 22 pounds of fresh tomatoes into mountains of lovely stuff, and I feel mighty for having done it, but now I'm completely wrung out.

Here. Have a cut tag )
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Snagged this from [personal profile] hobbitbabe (along with some of her answers), who snagged it from [livejournal.com profile] epi_lj:

I haven't done a me me me survey in a long time )
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I don't care that much about the whole turning-of-the-year thing, but I like surveys, so here goes:

Q and A about me me me )

 

lovebirds

Feb. 28th, 2009 12:14 am
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Got this one from [livejournal.com profile] baxil

A different couples meme, with some of the same questions, but some new ones, too. )
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I'm really tired, but I just put a casserole in the oven (don't ask me why; my brain isn't working right), so I'm up for a while. I shall spare you from having to read the nonsense I post tonight by using a liberal amount of cut tags.

survey micheinnz says she got from me, but I don't recognize it, so here it is... again? I stole at least one of Miche's answers. )
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Stuff:

1) Is it my imagination, or does that whole family just get more repulsive as the years go by?

2) They used the proper size blood-pressure cuff on me yesterday, and my pressure was 119/79. Fat arms. That's my life-threatening health condition.

3) People around me are more worried than I am about my impending surgery, but it's rubbing off a little, so I'm getting a tiny bit anxious. Being aware of it, though, means it's not causing me too much distress.

4) Super-busy at the Best Job Ever, because school just started. It'll slow down, but meantime, I'm working my big tushy off, and loving it.

5) The magazine is going to be good. I'm very excited about it. The thing I'm most nervous about is making it LOOK good, because I'm not visually oriented, but I expect I'll get some help with that.

6) Oh. Em. Gee. The landlady and the people upstairs have gotten together and figured out a solution that gets the Munchkin her own room. For only an extra $100 or so a month.


Nonsense:

Long survey nicked from firecat, along with at least one of her answers )
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Taking a few moments to just relax. Taxes were filed, rejected, filed again, rejected again, before I realized TurboTax had made some major errors, which their support community says has been happening a lot this year. I'm trying another service, and if they're still rejected, I'll mail 'em in. It'll take longer to get my refund, but that's the way it goes.

three things, stolen from firecat, along with some of her answers )
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While I wait for [livejournal.com profile] someotherguy to finish his shower so we can walk to the store, I'll do this survey I stole from [livejournal.com profile] autographedcat:

High school. Eeeeeek!! )

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