multipurposegoddess: (Simpsons)
I'm not sure I understand it but I'll take a shot:

 March 1971: house on Degnan in Martinez, CA with parents and older brother - I think, could have been the little house on E Street. I was two, I don't really remember.

March 1981: house on Munal in Baton Rouge, sharing a room with my sister in my parents' house. I was in Middle School, which now seems like just two years of constant change all the time

March 1991: living at my parents' house in Martinez, working as a substitute teacher in two districts by day and at a  movie theater in the evenings, saving up for my first attempt at grad school and a teaching certificate and somehow managing to see quite a few Dead shows.

March 2001: Renting on Thalia Street, in the LGD in New Orleans, the one bedroom apartment that felt like a palace because it had a closet, with Henry and three cats (Nemo, Jadzia, and Pixie). Probably the best Mardi Gras location we lived at - we didn't get trapped by parades, but had an easy walk to see them. Selling outdoorsy stuff at Adventure Sports for a living.

March 2011: Owning in Suisun City, widowed me and three cats (Jadzia, Pixie and Wednesday) and one dog (Walter). Three bedroom house with a nice fenced  yard - a huge amount of space, considering. No job. 

This reminds me of some of the genealogy research my mom has done. My maternal grandmother's grandparents were divorced early in the 20th century and are listed as such in the 1930 census. On the 1940 census, they are each listed as widowed even though they both lived in the same town not far from each other and near their mutual family. Gotta wonder at the shift in social mores that made that happen.
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January: So, I got busy with offline things like trying to keep my house clean and going on vacation and haven't posted in ages.

February: Spent all day inside, which was quite pleasant.

March: DH took advantage of the not-raininess yesterday and mowed the front yard while I put up the CollidEscape that should keep the birds from braining themselves on our front window all the time.

April: Blueberry muffin success, after initial setbacks.

May: I love that my local paper e-mails me the headlines daily, but it's an impediment to picking up the physical paper off the driveway.

June: Donated some $$ to CA State Parks in hopes that we will still have state parks after tomorrow.

July: Hi, livejournal, long time now write, right? (on the 20th)

August: I need to sit down and write a post for ALL OF AUGUST that I have been silent, but not right now. (on the 19th)

September: House across the street does not look lived in today.

October: The first of the month is when I (a) flea treat the critters (b) pay my car insurance premium (though it's done by automatic debit so it's not so much that I do it as I have to remember that it will happen so the funds are where they are supposed to be) and (c) take all my measurements

November: 4.5 lbs down this month.

December: And I've lost another 5 lbs.

Heh, this is going to be REALLY boring next year if I keep to that particular habit of tracking weight and fitness of the first of each month. Which I plan to because it is handy for me. Sorry end-of-the-year meme of next year!

Missed the really important stuff, I guess the big things don't happen at the turn of the month, or possibly I just don't write about them, which does kind of sound like me. In short, 2009 has been pretty rough, 2010 looks to be better in terms of my immediate environment. As far as things that are under my control that I might make resolutions about, I don't even know. I've been happy with my diet and exercise plan and will just continue with that. I'd like to do more crafty things - I have a box of yarn to turn into a sweater and I'd like to get my acorn lace up to a usable length and, I don't know, do something with it, and my sister is giving me a loom which is very exciting. I'd like to start quilting if I can come up with a small and easy project to begin with - I've got a nice quilt shop not far away and picking out fabrics is really fun (to the point where I had to buy two fat quarters with no project whatsoever in mind for them, but they were too cute to pass up and on sale...) so I ought to figure out some way of using them. That's all mostly a question of finding the time and energy, which I have ideas about.

But, really, that's just a matter of figuring out scheduling. These practical questions tend to work themselves out in a reasonably satisfactory way.

The deeper questions - how do I make myself a better person, what am I supposed to be learning from all the crap that's gone down - I just don't know. And I'm not sure I want to find out. It's a scary prospect and I haven't decided how to handle it, yet. It would be convenient to be able to figure something out today, but I don't think that's going to happen.
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Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage/relationship (or if you think you might be someday), and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

I"m generally for rational discourse, but these protection of marriage constructs seem too inane for me to be able to marshall a real argument against them. They  make no sense, period.

Book Meme

Oct. 14th, 2008 03:54 pm
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As seen most recently at [livejournal.com profile] susanw 

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.

"You will find an indentation where you will clearly feel the throbbing of your carotid artery."

Do I have to list the title? Don't wanna.
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I've seen nearly 80% of EW's Top 100 movies of the last 25 years. Pretty good! Those I missed will be behind the cut. I can't see much of a pattern in them, mostly they were things I meant to see but didn't get to. Crumb I actively avoided, but I think that's the only one.

Started a Tai Chi "class" (it's practically one-on-one instruction) through the city Rec Dept. last night. Yay!

The city fireworks are set off across the water well positioned so that I can sit on my porch in a rockng chair watching the pretty explosives. Not bad at all.


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According to a LibraryThing survey, these 106 works are the ones most often marked as “unread”, That is, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded.

Bold the ones you’ve read, underline the ones read solely as a curriculum requirement, italicize the ones you started, but didn’t finish.

Final touch: denote (*) the ones you liked, and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you did read them for school in the first place.

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Not a surprise.




You're Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

by Lewis Carroll

After stumbling down the wrong turn in life, you've had your mind
opened to a number of strange and curious things. As life grows curiouser and curiouser,
you have to ask yourself what's real and what's the picture of illusion. Little is coming
to your aid in discerning fantasy from fact, but the line between them is so blurry that
it's starting not to matter. Be careful around rabbit holes and those who smile to much,
and just avoid hat shops altogether.




Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.


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1. Bold the shows of which you've watched every episode
2. Italicize the shows of which you've seen at least one episode
2a. Star the shows you consider "the best" (Addition by tidesong) {I'm not doing this one}
3. Post your answers


So, that's half of them that I've seen every episode and several more that I'm working on seeing all of but haven't quite made it yet.
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1. Your rock star name (first pet, current car): Buffy Corolla

2. Your gangsta name (fave ice cream flavour, favourite type of shoe): Coffee Spectator Pumps

3. Your Native American name (favourite colour, favourite animal): Purple Penguin (this is my cell phone's Bluetooth name)

4. Your soap opera name (middle name, city where you were born): Marie Martinez

5. Your Star Wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, the first two letters of your first name) Skata

6. Superhero name (2nd favourite colour, favourite drink): Pink Diet Coke

7. NASCAR name (the first names of your grandfathers): Oleg Weed

8. Stripper name (the name of your favourite perfume/cologne/scent, favourite candy): Citrus Kit Kat

10. TV weather anchor name (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Polk Pittsburgh

11. Spy name (your favourite season/holiday, flower): Thanksgiving Violet

12. Cartoon name: (favourite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Plum Shorts

13. Hippie name (What you ate for breakfast, your favourite tree): Pizza Manzanita
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The Caffeine Click Test - How Caffeinated Are You?
Created by OnePlusYou - Free Online Dating

Bwahahaha! That is so not me, I could actually go for a nap about now.
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Yeah, I won't be doing that. Posting the little I do on the tiny number of subjects that I feel comfortable with is challenge enough.
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I think I've gotten Quicken all set up for this year.  I decided to start from scratch siince so much has changed since last time I used it and I've been working on it since Friday morning. Now to actually pay my bills and track my finances...

ION, ganked from [profile] thesoniashow

Instructions: Open up your iTunes and fill out this survey, no matter how embarrassing the responses might be. [sidenote, uploading all my CDs to iTunes is one of the things I have only done in half-assed fashion]

How many songs total: 2762
How many hours or days of music: 9.3 days

Most recently played: “I've Been Wrong Before” by Cilla Black
Most played: “The Way I Live (Saints Remix)” by Baby Boy Da Prince
Most recently added: “Tranquilize (Feat. Lou Reed)” by The Killers

Sort by song title
First Song: “Abbaon Fat Track” by Tricky
Last Song: “9027 KM” by OK Go (by letter, "Zurich is Stained" by Pavement)

Sort by time
Shortest Song: “Chanukah Under the Stars” by Fountains of Wayne
Longest Song: “A Long Day” by The Polyphonic Spree

Sort by album
First album: “Adventures Beyond the Ultraworld” by The Orb
Last album: “1999” by Prince (by number), last letter “Zenyatta Mondatta” by The Police

First song that comes up on Shuffle: “You Have To Be Joking (Autopsy of the Devil's Brain)” by The Flaming Lips

Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Death - 24
Life - 47
Love - 143
Hate - 6
You - 378
Sex - 19
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1/1 Welcome to 2007

2/4 An all too typical conversation in my house:

Me: Do you want orange or purple?

3/8 (1) drollerie press sounds extremely interesting - the sample covers are wonderful and just the type of thing that would draw my eye on a bookstore shelf.

4/1 DH and I went and saw Zodiac tonight.

5/2 Oh, man, it's so nice to have my laptop back.

[No posts in June]

7/2 Yesterday's Garfield was relevant to my life

8/1 Just got a call from my loan guy.

9/18 i have not been feeling very updatey lately, and I've been really busy.

10/3 Swiped from libkitty. 106 books most marked as unread on Library Thing.

11/1  Washed two loads of dishes in dishwasher

12/10 It's been a while since I posted.

Strikingly lacking in actual news or informational content of any kind. Does that say something about me or 2007? Probably not.
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Long, so, going
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No surprise. My southernisms weren't touched on by the quiz, but I used to get told I had a cute California accent in Baton Rouge. So there you go.

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?



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1.WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR KITCHEN PLATES?
Purple, blue, yellow,and orange Fiestaware. And a set of white. And some green. And a bit of brown.

2.WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
Just finished Amateur Night, K. K. Beck, and yet to start another

3. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
It's a plain blue gel thing.

4. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?
Trivial pursuit.

5. LEAST FAVORITE SMELL?
Old dead mouse that's been under the furniture for a long time. Thank you, cats, for teaching me that.

6. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU GET UP IN THE MORNING?
"Do I have to get up now?"

7. FAVORITE COLOR?
Purple

8. LEAST FAVORITE COLOR?
I don't think I have one.

9. HOW MANY RINGS UNTIL YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?
2-3

10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?
Seamus, maybe Beryl

11. CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA.
Depends on my mood, but chocolate has the statistical edge

12. DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?
On an open road, yes. Otherwise no.

13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
Nope, though a non stuffed cat sleeps with me sometimes.

14. DO YOU LIKE THUNDER STORMS?
Usually, but they do terrify the dog and that's not much fun. Haven't seen one in a while, though, so I'll go with yes.

15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
The first car I drove regularly was a Datsun 210 (made before there were all called Nissan). The first car I owned was a Pontiac Sunbird convertible. Loved that car.

16. WHAT IS YOUR SIGN?
Aquarius

17. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OF BROCCOLI?
Best part, yes.

18. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Bookstore owner - independently wealthy so I don't have to worry about having customers.

19. IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY COLOR HAIR.
Dark red - i'd have to change my complexion to make it work.

20. IS THE GLASS HALF FULL, OR HALF EMPTY?
Half full.

21. FAVORITE MOVIE?
That's a surprisingly hard question. Let's say...Brazil.

22. DO YOU TYPE WITH YOUR FINGERS ON THE RIGHT KEYS?
Oh no, not at all.

23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
Dust. Clothing that should be in the hamper but got kicked under there. A purse that needs fixing. Walter the dog.

24. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE NUMBER?
17.

25. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH.
Football, soccer, baseball, tennis, ice dancing

26. YOUR SINGLE BIGGEST INTENSE PAIN?
Post miscarriage tissue in the wrong place.

27. PERSON MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
No idea.

28. PERSON LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Again.

29. KETCHUP OR MUSTARD?
Generally mustard, but those times that demand ketchup do arise. Oh, and mixed together is delightful.

30. HAMBURGER OR HOT DOGS?
I have to choose? Right this second, hamburger.

31. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SEASON?
Spring.

32. THE BEST PLACES THAT YOU HAVE EVER BEEN?
Gosh, I don't know. Everywhere has seemed pretty wonderfully when I stop to think about it.

33. WHAT SCREEN SAVER IS ON YOUR COMPUTER RIGHT NOW?
Checking system preferences..."Flurry" colored light beam thingy

34. FAVORITE FAST FOOD?
Fried zucchini from Carl's Jr.

35. YOUR FULL NAME?
Tamara Marie Skaredoff

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