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I was just thinking about people's handwriting the other day, and wondering if a handwriting meme would make it's way around again sometime soon when [livejournal.com profile] jaakov posted this one. I just had to do it.

The Questions and a Picture of My Answers )

So yes, I am that person that actually took handwriting/cursive lessons seriously in school and writes that way most of the time. Though I guess to be fair, I didn't really start doing that until high school. It started out as a way to hide my atrocious spelling, particularly in french class, but I quickly decided that I thought it was prettier than my printing. I think it comes from my obsession with all things Victorian, which incidentally also dates back to high school.
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I was just thinking about people's handwriting the other day, and wondering if a handwriting meme would make it's way around again sometime soon when [livejournal.com profile] jaakov posted this one. I just had to do it.

The Questions and a Picture of My Answers )

So yes, I am that person that actually took handwriting/cursive lessons seriously in school and writes that way most of the time. Though I guess to be fair, I didn't really start doing that until high school. It started out as a way to hide my atrocious spelling, particularly in french class, but I quickly decided that I thought it was prettier than my printing. I think it comes from my obsession with all things Victorian, which incidentally also dates back to high school.
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The second set of questions from the meme two days ago, all from [livejournal.com profile] teapostal. This will also be the last question set unless a straggler comes out of the woodwork to ask something more.

37. Do you believe in luck?
Well contrary to yesterday, I do believe in luck. This belief comes mostly from my inability to play Risk. The game is entirely based on dice rolls and I know that straight probability should make me just as likely to beat my brother as he is to beat me, yet every single time I play I lose. And every time I amass great armies and am then beaten my the two little guys holding down the fort. EVERY SINGLE TIME. If that is not luck – and bad luck at that – I don’t know what is.

45. What is the worst injury you’ve ever had?
I’m actually really lucky with injuries. I’ve never sustained anything more serious than slight abrasions. Really, the worst injuries I’ve had are probably from elective oral surgeries (by which I mean the 10 teeth I’ve had pulled at various times.)

If you expand the question to include illnesses, then the answer would be Scarlet Fever. I had that when I was five and all I remember is telling my father about how my skin itched, a vague memory of being allowed to spend the day in my parents bed, and then building The Emerald City out of construction paper with my father when I was well enough to sit up outside but not well enough to go back to school (well probably camp) yet.

56. In a relationship?
I am not. I am the shyest person you could ever hope to meet (and shy in that way that comes off as terribly aloof and proud instead of in the way that makes people want to take care of you) which is not a terribly good fault to have when meeting people. I also have a difficult time expressing interest in anything. I mean I have to psych myself up to wear fandom related shirts (even though I love and keep buying them) because then someone walking by might know that I like Doctor Who or Jane Eyre: the musical, or what ever else the shirt says. That quirk doesn't really help with the getting past meeting stage. I really should figure this out sometime -- and you know -- soonish.
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The second set of questions from the meme two days ago, all from [livejournal.com profile] teapostal. This will also be the last question set unless a straggler comes out of the woodwork to ask something more.

37. Do you believe in luck?
Well contrary to yesterday, I do believe in luck. This belief comes mostly from my inability to play Risk. The game is entirely based on dice rolls and I know that straight probability should make me just as likely to beat my brother as he is to beat me, yet every single time I play I lose. And every time I amass great armies and am then beaten my the two little guys holding down the fort. EVERY SINGLE TIME. If that is not luck – and bad luck at that – I don’t know what is.

45. What is the worst injury you’ve ever had?
I’m actually really lucky with injuries. I’ve never sustained anything more serious than slight abrasions. Really, the worst injuries I’ve had are probably from elective oral surgeries (by which I mean the 10 teeth I’ve had pulled at various times.)

If you expand the question to include illnesses, then the answer would be Scarlet Fever. I had that when I was five and all I remember is telling my father about how my skin itched, a vague memory of being allowed to spend the day in my parents bed, and then building The Emerald City out of construction paper with my father when I was well enough to sit up outside but not well enough to go back to school (well probably camp) yet.

56. In a relationship?
I am not. I am the shyest person you could ever hope to meet (and shy in that way that comes off as terribly aloof and proud instead of in the way that makes people want to take care of you) which is not a terribly good fault to have when meeting people. I also have a difficult time expressing interest in anything. I mean I have to psych myself up to wear fandom related shirts (even though I love and keep buying them) because then someone walking by might know that I like Doctor Who or Jane Eyre: the musical, or what ever else the shirt says. That quirk doesn't really help with the getting past meeting stage. I really should figure this out sometime -- and you know -- soonish.
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This is the first set of answers from yesterday's meme. I appear to be a rather boring individual who doesn't believe in anything. Which may be true, I'm usually eminently practical

Questions asked by [livejournal.com profile] truebornstark

11) Do you have any strange phobias?
Not really. I dislike snakes enough to refuse to go into the reptile house at the zoo and I have recurring nightmares about them whenever I am cold at night (like if the covers fall off). I don’t think that is strange nor is it really to the level of a phobia. The thing that might be to the level of a phobia is my extreme hatred of talking calling people on the phone. I will do just about anything to avoid it.

29) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
Not really. I like to read or listen to ghost stories and pretend they are real, but when it comes right down to it. No

I think there are entirely too many planets out there that could sustain life, for us to really be the only one. However, I read a really interesting book on the subject that argued that the time periods required for life at our level (or more advanced) to evolve such that they could visit each other, makes it virtually impossible for it to happen. It also argued that humanity (as well as any alien races) are likely to completely destroy our planet well before we ever gain the knowledge needed to travel faster than light. So. Aliens logically exist, but they are not here abducting people or building pyramids or any of those things.

46) Have you ever caught a butterfly? Sure. We had butterflies all over our backyard growing up and I’ve caught my fair share of them when I was supposed to be weeding.

50) Do you believe in magic?
Again, not really. I love stories about it and wish it existed, but I don’t really think it does.

80) What size shoes do you wear?
US 9 or 9.5 in womens. My feet appear to be shrinking since I wore a 10 throughout middle school and high school. Then spent years as a 9.5, and now, 9s fit most of the time.
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This is the first set of answers from yesterday's meme. I appear to be a rather boring individual who doesn't believe in anything. Which may be true, I'm usually eminently practical

Questions asked by [livejournal.com profile] truebornstark

11) Do you have any strange phobias?
Not really. I dislike snakes enough to refuse to go into the reptile house at the zoo and I have recurring nightmares about them whenever I am cold at night (like if the covers fall off). I don’t think that is strange nor is it really to the level of a phobia. The thing that might be to the level of a phobia is my extreme hatred of talking calling people on the phone. I will do just about anything to avoid it.

29) Do you believe in ghosts? How about aliens?
Not really. I like to read or listen to ghost stories and pretend they are real, but when it comes right down to it. No

I think there are entirely too many planets out there that could sustain life, for us to really be the only one. However, I read a really interesting book on the subject that argued that the time periods required for life at our level (or more advanced) to evolve such that they could visit each other, makes it virtually impossible for it to happen. It also argued that humanity (as well as any alien races) are likely to completely destroy our planet well before we ever gain the knowledge needed to travel faster than light. So. Aliens logically exist, but they are not here abducting people or building pyramids or any of those things.

46) Have you ever caught a butterfly? Sure. We had butterflies all over our backyard growing up and I’ve caught my fair share of them when I was supposed to be weeding.

50) Do you believe in magic?
Again, not really. I love stories about it and wish it existed, but I don’t really think it does.

80) What size shoes do you wear?
US 9 or 9.5 in womens. My feet appear to be shrinking since I wore a 10 throughout middle school and high school. Then spent years as a 9.5, and now, 9s fit most of the time.
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I may have mentioned it here before, but it has become one of my un-official duties at work to illustrate the lab calendar with funny and unusual holidays. Since I've spent most of the last four months out in the field [livejournal.com profile] phoenix_silaqui has been filling in for me. But today I got to retake my rightful place at the white board. And, so, you all get a picture.
January )

Next for Meme-y goodness we have:
"Beneath the cut is a list of 99 survey questions I could potentially answer. But 99 is a whole lot and I'm too lazy for that. So instead, look through the list and give me up to five questions you most want to see the answers to (or just pick a couple of random numbers), and I'll answer them. If a question has a strikethrough, I've already answered it for someone else!"

The List )
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I may have mentioned it here before, but it has become one of my un-official duties at work to illustrate the lab calendar with funny and unusual holidays. Since I've spent most of the last four months out in the field [livejournal.com profile] phoenix_silaqui has been filling in for me. But today I got to retake my rightful place at the white board. And, so, you all get a picture.
January )

Next for Meme-y goodness we have:
"Beneath the cut is a list of 99 survey questions I could potentially answer. But 99 is a whole lot and I'm too lazy for that. So instead, look through the list and give me up to five questions you most want to see the answers to (or just pick a couple of random numbers), and I'll answer them. If a question has a strikethrough, I've already answered it for someone else!"

The List )
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I did the fandom card thing that is going around. I seem to be the only one who actually got their primary house, but yup, still a Ravenclaw. I'm also apparently The Doctor, so that is pretty awesome!

Photobucket

I am super excited for my Birthday curry and trip to the Panto tonight! They're doing Treasure Island again, which is the first repeated show that I know about (certainly since we started attending, and I believe we were there for the very first year) and the last time was only a couple of years ago (Three? Four?). But Yay! Pirates! And Silly Songs! And Multi Media Theater!
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I did the fandom card thing that is going around. I seem to be the only one who actually got their primary house, but yup, still a Ravenclaw. I'm also apparently The Doctor, so that is pretty awesome!

Photobucket

I am super excited for my Birthday curry and trip to the Panto tonight! They're doing Treasure Island again, which is the first repeated show that I know about (certainly since we started attending, and I believe we were there for the very first year) and the last time was only a couple of years ago (Three? Four?). But Yay! Pirates! And Silly Songs! And Multi Media Theater!
pinksonia: (Alone)
What? Everyone else is doing it.  )

So with that done.  Happy New Year. 
pinksonia: (Alone)
What? Everyone else is doing it.  )

So with that done.  Happy New Year. 

Meme Time

Nov. 6th, 2009 08:02 pm
pinksonia: (Emma blushing)
From today's Friday Fannish Five: Name 5 characters whose wardrobe you would love to have.

My Answers )

Meme Time

Nov. 6th, 2009 08:02 pm
pinksonia: (Emma blushing)
From today's Friday Fannish Five: Name 5 characters whose wardrobe you would love to have.

My Answers )

pinksonia: (Kindred Spirits)
I watched this today
and liked the idea, but I don't Vlog (and try to avoid saying that word 'cause really?!), so I thought I would adapt to for the lj. And by adapt it I mean the not terribly intensive typing my answers out.
10 things I would say to my 16 year old self )
pinksonia: (Kindred Spirits)
I watched this today
and liked the idea, but I don't Vlog (and try to avoid saying that word 'cause really?!), so I thought I would adapt to for the lj. And by adapt it I mean the not terribly intensive typing my answers out.
10 things I would say to my 16 year old self )
pinksonia: (must be on drugs)
I just have to do today's question from [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 as it combines my two favorite things. 

Name five series that should have had a musical episode (and how it could have been explained).


1.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Yes I know that this show did actually have a musical episode, but since there are shows that have musical episodes that shouldn't (I'm looking at you Chicago Hope) I wanted to include this one that should.  Really, Buffy set the bar for all musical episodes ever.  You need songs that are well integrated and a reason for the characters to sing. 

2. Doctor Who - You know it could happen.  Doctor Who would support a Rock Opera type of musical well.  The Doctor would land on some planet where the inhabitants sing instead of speak.  Since the TARDIS seems able to translate every other type of language she should be equally able to render all the characters' speech into song. 

3. Pushing Daisies - This show was so theatrical to begin with that adding songs wouldn't be terribly out of place. After all, the narrative already has two characters who were performers and one who sings occasionally.  The story would be about a crime either in a theater or one in a Nashville type music machine. 

4.  Veronica Mars - Okay this is mostly to see Kristen Bell sing more, but it wouldn't be too difficult to require Veronica (and possibly Wallace) to go under cover in the school play.  Duncan would already have the lead, since he was pretty involved in school anyway and Mac could be on tech (either from a genuine interest or as one of Veronica's undercover people).  Maybe Weevil could be there serving a punishment and turn out to be really good?

5.  House - Maybe I shouldn't put this one, as I'm not sure I would really want a musical episode of House, but I think it one of the few realistically based shows that could pull it off.  It would have to be either House once again in a coma or detoxing or a patient with symptoms that manifest as auditory hallucinations. 

pinksonia: (must be on drugs)
I just have to do today's question from [livejournal.com profile] fannish5 as it combines my two favorite things. 

Name five series that should have had a musical episode (and how it could have been explained).


1.  Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Yes I know that this show did actually have a musical episode, but since there are shows that have musical episodes that shouldn't (I'm looking at you Chicago Hope) I wanted to include this one that should.  Really, Buffy set the bar for all musical episodes ever.  You need songs that are well integrated and a reason for the characters to sing. 

2. Doctor Who - You know it could happen.  Doctor Who would support a Rock Opera type of musical well.  The Doctor would land on some planet where the inhabitants sing instead of speak.  Since the TARDIS seems able to translate every other type of language she should be equally able to render all the characters' speech into song. 

3. Pushing Daisies - This show was so theatrical to begin with that adding songs wouldn't be terribly out of place. After all, the narrative already has two characters who were performers and one who sings occasionally.  The story would be about a crime either in a theater or one in a Nashville type music machine. 

4.  Veronica Mars - Okay this is mostly to see Kristen Bell sing more, but it wouldn't be too difficult to require Veronica (and possibly Wallace) to go under cover in the school play.  Duncan would already have the lead, since he was pretty involved in school anyway and Mac could be on tech (either from a genuine interest or as one of Veronica's undercover people).  Maybe Weevil could be there serving a punishment and turn out to be really good?

5.  House - Maybe I shouldn't put this one, as I'm not sure I would really want a musical episode of House, but I think it one of the few realistically based shows that could pull it off.  It would have to be either House once again in a coma or detoxing or a patient with symptoms that manifest as auditory hallucinations. 

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