square_root_of_pi: creepy club (firstworldproblems)
1. What did you do in 2011 that you'd never done before?

Had a conversation with a two year old in French.

Found out my father is dying of brain cancer.

Ate crab legs.

Drank cinnamon whiskey.

Watched the last shuttle launch of Atlantis.

2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year?

I have the best of intentions, but did not keep all of my resolutions. I am a big fan of lists, so yes, I will make resolutions for 2012.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?

My friend, Beki gave birth about a month ago.

4. Did anyone close to you die?


5. What countries did you visit?


6. What would you like to have in 2012 that you lacked in 2011?

The ability to run a 5K.


Finished manuscript.

The doctors to be wrong about my father.

7. What date from 2011 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?

December 03, 2011 - The day I learned my father has a year to live.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?

After three years I finally got a steady paycheck job.

9. What was your biggest failure?

Inability to cure cancer.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I had strep throat.

11. What was the best thing you bought?


12. Whose behavior merited celebration?

My mom.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed?

I'm still not terribly happy with me.

14. Where did most of your money go?

Student loan repayment.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?

My cousin's wedding.

16. What song will always remind you of 2011?

Calvin Harris featuring Rihanna - "We Found Love"

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:

i. happier or sadder?

ii. thinner or fatter?

iii. richer or poorer?

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?




19. What do you wish you'd done less of?


20. How will you be spending the winter holidays?

Traveling around the country.

21. Did you fall in love in 2011?


22. How many one-night stands?


23. What was your favorite TV program?

The Walking Dead.


Downton Abbey.

24. Do you hate anyone or anything now that you didn't hate this time last year?

I hate cancer. I didn't like cancer before, but damn, I really, really, really hate cancer.

25. What was the best book you read?

Soft Apocalypse by Will McIntosh

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?


27. What did you want and get?

Paid employment.

28. What did you want and not get?

I am still waiting for the call from my stepmom where she explains that the doctors were wrong.

29. What was your favorite film of this year?

Rise of Planet of the Apes. No, really.

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?

I got drunk with a French rapper and turned 32.

31. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying?

I know, I am sounding like a broken record, but my dad not having terminal cancer and less than a year to live would be the best.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2011?

Pinstripes and Chucks and Black Frames and Plaits, or an accidental NDN version of the 10th Doctor.

33. What kept you sane?

Graphic novels. Coffee. The ability to play the violin.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?

Hannah Hart from My Drunk Kitchen.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?

LGBTQ rights.

36. Who did you miss?


37. Who was the best new person you met?

I am going to go ahead and say my cousin's fiance, even though I won't technically meet her for a couple more weeks. I think, however, if my cousin thinks she is boss, then she will be boss enough to win best new person I met for 2011.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2011.

This was a year full of surprises. Some good, like babies, employment, weddings. And some bad. I spent a lot of time surprised and not expecting a lot of things to happen that did. So, for the year 2011, the life lesson I learned can be best summed up in six words:

No one expects the Spanish Inquisition. -Monty Python

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.

Happiness hit her like a bullet in the back
Struck from a great height
By someone who should know better than that.

-Dog Days Are Over by Florence and The Machine
square_root_of_pi: creepy club (Default)
1.) Go on a spending diet for six weeks.

2.) Train to run a 5K.

3.) Crochet every pattern out of Twinkie Chan's Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear by Twinkie Chan.

4.) Draw something daily.

5.) Finish manuscript.

6.)Less talk, more action.

7.) Overcome irrational fear of sewing machine and learn how to sew.
square_root_of_pi: creepy club (HK bride)
I am totally avoiding wedding chores right now. One, it's about 50 degrees inside the apartment.It's so cold it actually hurts to wear my engagement ring. Two, I really have no second reason.

What were you doing 10 years ago?
1998: I was working at Best Buy, playing the violin, working as a stage hand at the Polk Theatre, and preparing to go away for college.

What were you doing 1 year ago?
Bitching to Nintendo about the Wii, and my status as the sole DS player in North America.

Five snacks you enjoy?
1. Blueberry pineapple smoothies
2. Clementines
3. Cupcakes, although they aren't a snack, but a gift from G-d.
4. hummus and pita chips
5. Granny Smith apples and peanut butter

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Five Things I Should Be Doing Instead of Blogging

1. Folding origami paper cranes.
2. Reserving hotel room for cousin's wedding.
3. Picking out wedding shoes, wedding make up. (Yep, I am even avoiding shopping on the interweb!)
4. Going for a minimum one mile walk.
5. Writing.

Five Things I Could Be Doing Instead of Blogging that are Fun, but Not Productive.

1. Reading Black House by Stephen King and Peter Straub
2. Learning to speak French.
3. Juggling.
4. Watch more X-Files.
5. Bicep Curls.
square_root_of_pi: creepy club (HK bride)

(I have bolded the ones I agree with. Some with a mini explanation as to why.)

41 ways to melt a women's heart

There are many things that make a woman weak at the knees. Now find out how to truly melt her heart...
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square_root_of_pi: creepy club (iHop)
Bold the ones that are true for you.

The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.

If you post this in your blog, please leave a comment on this post. To participate in this blog game, copy and paste the above list into your blog, and bold the items that are true for you. If you don't have a blog, feel free to post your responses in the comments.

Father went to college
Father finished college
Mother went to college
Mother finished college
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home
Were read children's books by a parent
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp
Had a private tutor before you turned 18
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
There was original art in your house when you were a child
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family
square_root_of_pi: creepy club (natural 20)
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In June I ruled Duluth, Minnesota as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). Last Sunday I farted in an elevator (-6 points). In August I put money in [livejournal.com profile] neiloney's expired parking meter (14 points). Last Wednesday I committed genocide... Sorry about that, [livejournal.com profile] quantum_zen (-5000 points). Last Thursday I saved a busload of nuns in Angola (326 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-5366 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:
square_root_of_pi: creepy club (zombie rock)

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I think my points dropped severely when I revealed that I have no gun experience and only enough non perishable food in the house to last a month or two.

Still, Uncle Georgie (Mr. Romero) has taught me much. Thank you, sensei.



1. I am walking to the cheapie theatre and either watching Becoming Jane or Stardust.

2. I am going to Tom Brown Park and playing a little disc golf.

3. And later, I am going back to the Greek Festival and gorging on more yummy food.


For Now:

Jonathan is off getting his hair did at the one barber shop in town that knows how to cut Black hair.



This morning started with Jonathan and I each taking the zombie survival quiz and engaging on a serious talk about the pros and cons of Walmart vs. a fortified building, how quickly we are willing to shoot each other in the head, and his desire to have a month long pack always on hand in the case on some emergency, be it zombie or what not.

My life, people, my life. I know y'all are jealous.
square_root_of_pi: creepy club (Default)
You Communicate Like a Man

When you communicate, you like to get to the point.
You're not afraid to say what's on your mind - and leave it at that.
Talking about your emotions drains you. You rather keep them to yourself.
You prefer solving problems to wallowing in your sorrows.
square_root_of_pi: creepy club (recognize)

Your Score: Masculine

You scored 66 masculinity and 43 femininity!

You scored high on masculinity and low on femininity. You have a traditionally masculine personality.

Link: The Bem Sex Role Inventory Test written by weirdscience on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
square_root_of_pi: creepy club (hufflepuff indie)
yoinked from scottobear

What bill do you hate paying the most?

Mobile phone bill. I rarely use mine, I might as well just burn the money spent on it.
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