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Halloween is my favorite of all holidays.  I mean last year for Christmas my mother gave me Halloween pajamas, a dip bowl shaped like a ghost with a matching knife, and a needle point angel/witch ornament.  I LOVE HALLOWEEN!  So, of course, I am dressing up. 

My main costume this year is .  I will wear it to work Friday (if I don't have to go in the field, since I am required to wear long pants while in the field) and to a Halloween party on Sunday evening.  [livejournal.com profile] phoenix_silaqui is even dressing up as Jane, so for the first time I will have a costume which matches someone else's.

I'm also hopping to go to a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, in which case, I will dress up as Columbia from "Touch-a Touch me."  .  It's my favorite song from the show/movie, and it means that I don't have to wear my just my underwear to the theater.  I am so not that comfortable in myself.  Anyway, I have the pajamas but I still need to get Mickey Mouse ears.  
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Halloween is my favorite of all holidays.  I mean last year for Christmas my mother gave me Halloween pajamas, a dip bowl shaped like a ghost with a matching knife, and a needle point angel/witch ornament.  I LOVE HALLOWEEN!  So, of course, I am dressing up. 

My main costume this year is .  I will wear it to work Friday (if I don't have to go in the field, since I am required to wear long pants while in the field) and to a Halloween party on Sunday evening.  [livejournal.com profile] phoenix_silaqui is even dressing up as Jane, so for the first time I will have a costume which matches someone else's.

I'm also hopping to go to a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, in which case, I will dress up as Columbia from "Touch-a Touch me."  .  It's my favorite song from the show/movie, and it means that I don't have to wear my just my underwear to the theater.  I am so not that comfortable in myself.  Anyway, I have the pajamas but I still need to get Mickey Mouse ears.  
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Well based on my post of two weeks ago when the Saints made it to the Super Bowl, you can probably guess that I'm going to watch it.  The part you might not guess, is that this is the first Super Bowl in recent memory that I will watch (and really ABC Family is showing The Sound of Music tonight and a large part of me kind of wants to watch that instead).  I have a hard time watching sports unless I am invested in one of the teams.  I can't just watch a sport for the enjoyment of the sport, or to see how this one game will effect my favorite team later, or because one particular game is THE GAME TO WATCH.  I have to care about the outcome.  (I also find watching the Super Bowl for the commercials ridiculous.)

As for favorite teams, I am a big believer in sticking with the local team.  Therefore teams I support include Tulane (my university), the Eagles and Sixers (because I grew up outside of Philadelphia), and the Saints (since I now live in New Orleans).  Nothing annoys me more than fair weather fans, particularly the ones who just support the winning team regardless of where they are from and then switch to a new winning team as soon as the first one gets bad.  It is one thing to only care about sport when the local team is winning, and another to need to win so badly that you will attach yourself to whoever is in the winning position.  (And that is a large bit of my problem with the Dallas Cowboys stemming from that period in the 90s when they were calling themselves America's team.  No, just no.)

I do allow a few exceptions to the local team rule.  Obviously, if you have moved you can still support a former team.  If your family all roots for a certain team (say the local team to where your parents grew up) you may root with them.  Also, if a friend or family member is actually a professional (or university level) player, you should support them and their team.  There may be other reasons I will entertain, but I haven't come across them yet. 
pinksonia: (Maria Juggling)
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Well based on my post of two weeks ago when the Saints made it to the Super Bowl, you can probably guess that I'm going to watch it.  The part you might not guess, is that this is the first Super Bowl in recent memory that I will watch (and really ABC Family is showing The Sound of Music tonight and a large part of me kind of wants to watch that instead).  I have a hard time watching sports unless I am invested in one of the teams.  I can't just watch a sport for the enjoyment of the sport, or to see how this one game will effect my favorite team later, or because one particular game is THE GAME TO WATCH.  I have to care about the outcome.  (I also find watching the Super Bowl for the commercials ridiculous.)

As for favorite teams, I am a big believer in sticking with the local team.  Therefore teams I support include Tulane (my university), the Eagles and Sixers (because I grew up outside of Philadelphia), and the Saints (since I now live in New Orleans).  Nothing annoys me more than fair weather fans, particularly the ones who just support the winning team regardless of where they are from and then switch to a new winning team as soon as the first one gets bad.  It is one thing to only care about sport when the local team is winning, and another to need to win so badly that you will attach yourself to whoever is in the winning position.  (And that is a large bit of my problem with the Dallas Cowboys stemming from that period in the 90s when they were calling themselves America's team.  No, just no.)

I do allow a few exceptions to the local team rule.  Obviously, if you have moved you can still support a former team.  If your family all roots for a certain team (say the local team to where your parents grew up) you may root with them.  Also, if a friend or family member is actually a professional (or university level) player, you should support them and their team.  There may be other reasons I will entertain, but I haven't come across them yet. 
pinksonia: (spooky minnie)
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This isn't by any means my favorite cult classic movie (which would probably be the show time musical version of Reefer Madness. No really, every move should feature a song with the lyrics "We'll play with whips, and nipple clips, and candle wax."), but rather a story about a cult classic (or possibly not so classic). The semester after my brother transferred universities he had to take some class that was either all about or at least featured a unit on gender rolls. As part of the unit, the professor required the class to watch Hegwig and the Angry Inch. So, as the class is going over the syllabus my brother raises his hand and asks what happens if you've already seen the movie.

His teacher gives him and incredulous look saying "You've already seen the movie?" To which my brother replies "Twice." They have a whole conversation about why he's seen the movie, and the professor compliments my taste in movies (so it is probably for the best that he didn't know that while I sought out the movie, I didn't like it so much when I watched it). The conversation ended with the professor saying something along the lines of "I've never had a student before who had ever heard of Hegwig, let alone seen it. I never thought the first one would be a football player."

Aw, that's my brother, breaking stereotypes at every turn.
pinksonia: (spooky minnie)
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This isn't by any means my favorite cult classic movie (which would probably be the show time musical version of Reefer Madness. No really, every move should feature a song with the lyrics "We'll play with whips, and nipple clips, and candle wax."), but rather a story about a cult classic (or possibly not so classic). The semester after my brother transferred universities he had to take some class that was either all about or at least featured a unit on gender rolls. As part of the unit, the professor required the class to watch Hegwig and the Angry Inch. So, as the class is going over the syllabus my brother raises his hand and asks what happens if you've already seen the movie.

His teacher gives him and incredulous look saying "You've already seen the movie?" To which my brother replies "Twice." They have a whole conversation about why he's seen the movie, and the professor compliments my taste in movies (so it is probably for the best that he didn't know that while I sought out the movie, I didn't like it so much when I watched it). The conversation ended with the professor saying something along the lines of "I've never had a student before who had ever heard of Hegwig, let alone seen it. I never thought the first one would be a football player."

Aw, that's my brother, breaking stereotypes at every turn.
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I really stayed in the same school system for all of my schooling (except for Kindergarten), but I still somehow managed to get the new girl experience a couple of times. 

First, I went to a private Montessori school for Kindergarten (and pre-school for that matter) because both my parents worked, and the half day public school was not going to work out so well.  If you don't know, the Montessori method is based on presenting a lot of different information to the child and then allowing them to study and learn about their own interests.  It may not be the method for everyone, but it worked really well for me.  I thought I was going to get to learn multiplication in first grade and was terribly disappointed when I got to the public school and was told that we wouldn't be covering that until second grade.  In protest, I never bothered to learn my times tables.  No really, I still have difficulty with the sixes and higher.  In general I spent most of first grade terribly bored (and had the accompanying bad behavior) because I had already learned all the information.  I also developed a habit of looking at other kids test papers -- not to cheat, but to check their work while the test was still going on. 

Two years before I started school, my neighborhood had been the subject of redistricting at the elementary school level but not at the middle school or high school level.  So, when I moved to the middle school only nine kids from my elementary school went with me.  That's compared to the 40-50 who all went to the other middle school.  During the first week of sixth grade, one of the teacher's favorite games was to have people raise their hand if they went to a certain elementary school.  They would slowly tick down the list, people raising their hands with each suggestion.  Eventually, they would ask "who moved here over the summer?" thinking that was the only option left.  Still I couldn't raise my hand.  Finally, I would get asked: "what school did you go to?" I'd tell them, and usually the teacher wouldn't even be aware that that was one of the schools feeder elementary schools (I think those nine people were actually the most who ever got sent in a single year). 

The switch to high school was slightly better, as the three middle schools only fed into two high schools, so I ended up knowing a lot more people.  Then for university I purposely chose somewhere very far away so that no one else I knew would go there.  I did not want to end up at the high school after high school (as we called Penn State, but would apply equally to most of the other state schools).  I was actually super mad when I found out that one other kid from my school was going to Tulane.  How dare he choose my college!
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I really stayed in the same school system for all of my schooling (except for Kindergarten), but I still somehow managed to get the new girl experience a couple of times. 

First, I went to a private Montessori school for Kindergarten (and pre-school for that matter) because both my parents worked, and the half day public school was not going to work out so well.  If you don't know, the Montessori method is based on presenting a lot of different information to the child and then allowing them to study and learn about their own interests.  It may not be the method for everyone, but it worked really well for me.  I thought I was going to get to learn multiplication in first grade and was terribly disappointed when I got to the public school and was told that we wouldn't be covering that until second grade.  In protest, I never bothered to learn my times tables.  No really, I still have difficulty with the sixes and higher.  In general I spent most of first grade terribly bored (and had the accompanying bad behavior) because I had already learned all the information.  I also developed a habit of looking at other kids test papers -- not to cheat, but to check their work while the test was still going on. 

Two years before I started school, my neighborhood had been the subject of redistricting at the elementary school level but not at the middle school or high school level.  So, when I moved to the middle school only nine kids from my elementary school went with me.  That's compared to the 40-50 who all went to the other middle school.  During the first week of sixth grade, one of the teacher's favorite games was to have people raise their hand if they went to a certain elementary school.  They would slowly tick down the list, people raising their hands with each suggestion.  Eventually, they would ask "who moved here over the summer?" thinking that was the only option left.  Still I couldn't raise my hand.  Finally, I would get asked: "what school did you go to?" I'd tell them, and usually the teacher wouldn't even be aware that that was one of the schools feeder elementary schools (I think those nine people were actually the most who ever got sent in a single year). 

The switch to high school was slightly better, as the three middle schools only fed into two high schools, so I ended up knowing a lot more people.  Then for university I purposely chose somewhere very far away so that no one else I knew would go there.  I did not want to end up at the high school after high school (as we called Penn State, but would apply equally to most of the other state schools).  I was actually super mad when I found out that one other kid from my school was going to Tulane.  How dare he choose my college!
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I've always wanted to be an empath. I think it has to do with the wanting what you don't have. I've always been good with information and objects, but people are often beyond me. Being able to sense and influence people's emotions (hopefully in a helpful way) always seemed a great way to go.
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I've always wanted to be an empath. I think it has to do with the wanting what you don't have. I've always been good with information and objects, but people are often beyond me. Being able to sense and influence people's emotions (hopefully in a helpful way) always seemed a great way to go.
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[Error: unknown template qotd]In high school I was in a community theater group called the Encore Players.  We were supposed to do "musicals with a message," although how well we ever succeeded is up for debate.  Anyway, the two years I was in (before the directors moved away) we did Godspell, which is a musical based on the gospel of Matthew.  I had the part of Sonia (who, if you know the show, is the character who sings "Turn Back O Man" and tells the story of "The Good Samaritan").  Traditionally, when the show is done by adults the characters are presented as clowns to give them an excuse to act childish.  Since, we were all children anyway (and therefore had an excuse to act childish) the directors decided that for costumes we would each wear a pair of black overall and each character would have a different color shirt.  Sonia's color was pink.  So I was, and still am while online, Pinksonia. 
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[Error: unknown template qotd]In high school I was in a community theater group called the Encore Players.  We were supposed to do "musicals with a message," although how well we ever succeeded is up for debate.  Anyway, the two years I was in (before the directors moved away) we did Godspell, which is a musical based on the gospel of Matthew.  I had the part of Sonia (who, if you know the show, is the character who sings "Turn Back O Man" and tells the story of "The Good Samaritan").  Traditionally, when the show is done by adults the characters are presented as clowns to give them an excuse to act childish.  Since, we were all children anyway (and therefore had an excuse to act childish) the directors decided that for costumes we would each wear a pair of black overall and each character would have a different color shirt.  Sonia's color was pink.  So I was, and still am while online, Pinksonia. 
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Well this is not actually advice. You know that game where you ad "in bed" to the end of whatever your fortune is.  I once had the delightful experience, while playing that game, to get the fortune "You like animals." 
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[Error: unknown template qotd]Well this is not actually advice. You know that game where you ad "in bed" to the end of whatever your fortune is.  I once had the delightful experience, while playing that game, to get the fortune "You like animals." 

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