lothiriel_1: (Banzai)
Pick an artist or band and answer the following with only their songs. Choose wisely as some of your favorites could have a limited discography.


Rush

1. Are you a male or female: "Cinderella"

2. Describe yourself: "Driven"

3. How do you feel about yourself: "Finding My Way"

4. Describe your ex boyfriend/girlfriend: "Losing It"

5. Describe your current boy/girl situation: "Ghost of a Chance"

6. Describe your current location: "Subdivisions"

7. Describe where you want to be: "A Passage to Bangkok"

8. Your best friend is: "Closer to the Heart"

9. Your favorite color is: "Red Barchetta"

10. You know that: "Time Stand Still"

11. What's the weather like: "Distant Early Warning"

12. If your life were a television show what would it be called: "Mystic Rhythms"

13. What is life to you: "Open Secrets"

14. What is the best advice you have to give: "Leave That Thing Alone"

15. If you could change your name what would it be: "Tom Sawyer"
lothiriel_1: (Default)
Because it's Monday, and I'd much rather be anywhere else right now, therefore, most of my responses are based on my current mood...

1. Where is your cell phone? Pocket
2. Your significant other? Non-existant
3. Your Hair? Controlled
4. Your Skin? Clean
5. Your mother? Retired
6. Your favorite thing? Coffee
7. Your dream last night? Forgotten
8. Your favorite drink? Coffee
9. Your dream/goal? MASTER'S!!
10. The room you’re in? Basement
11. Your ex? Unknown
12. Your fear? Failure
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Massachusetts
14. Where were you last night? House
15. What you’re not? Sleeping
16. Muffins? Please
17. One of your wish list items? Money
18. Where you grew up? Massachusetts
19. The last thing you did? Signed
20. What are you wearing? Sweater
21. Your TV? Old
22. Your pets? Purr-y
23. Your computer? Functional
24. Your life? Hectic
25. Your mood? Stressed
26. Missing someone? Always
27. Your car? Pixie
28. Something you’re not wearing? Perfume
29. Favorite Store? Bean's
30. Your summer? Short
31. Like someone? Potentially
32. Your favorite color? Blue
33. When is the last time you laughed? Yesterday
34. Last time you cried? October
35. Who will respond to this? Unknown
36. Whose answers are you anxious to see? Anyone's
lothiriel_1: (Default)
Go to urbandictionary.com and type in your answer to each question in the search box, then write the FIRST, MOST AMUSING, OR STRANGE definition it gives you.

1. My name:
Read more... )
lothiriel_1: (bill milquetoast opus)
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often or ever) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph in your LJ and see what your friends come up with.
lothiriel_1: (Default)
- Go to musicoutfitters.com
- Enter the year you graduated from high school in the search function and get the list of 100 most popular songs of that year.
- Bold the songs you like, strike through the ones you hate and underline your favorites. Do nothing to the ones you don't remember/care about.

1988, baby! Gotta love the 80s!! 

 

I don't even remember a lot of these...
lothiriel_1: (Banzai)

 "The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE, and strikeout the books you read but didn't like.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

lothiriel_1: (Default)
She didn't tag me, but I wanna do it anyway. :)

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now, shaping your summer. Post these instructions in your blog along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they’re listening to.

1. "Stay and Drown" by Finger Eleven
2. "Possession" by Evans Blue
3. "Halos" by Under the Flood
4. "Not My Time" by 3 Doors Down
5. "Roam" by the B-52s (I know, it's old, but it fits in with my summer thus far)
6. "Thousand Mile Wish" by Finger Eleven
7. "Who We Are" by Lifehouse


Not going to tag anyone - feel free to play along if you want to.
lothiriel_1: (Default)
Saw this on [livejournal.com profile] opal_kitten's LJ and thought it might be interesting. The rules are as follows: leave me a comment telling me you’d like to have your brain picked and I’ll choose 7 of the interests listed on your profile for you to explain. These were [livejournal.com profile] opal_kitten's picks.


1. Australia - This country continent has been an endless source of fascination for me since I was a kid and I found out they have cool things like kangaroos, the platypus, and the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to the US Navy, I got the opportunity to travel there twice - once while assigned to a ship (we anchored off Fremantle/Perth, in Western Australia, for 4 days), the other time on my own (while stationed in Hawaii), during which I traveled to as many different places as I could cram into 4.5 weeks, including several days of diving on the reef. Beautiful, amazing place.

2. Camping - I find it highly amusing that most of the women I hang out with on a regular basis wouldn't be caught dead camping unless the tent had room service and a jacuzzi. I've been camping in one form or another since I was little, thanks to parents who enjoyed it.

3. Highland Dancing - I saw my first highland dancers when I was about 7 years old, while attending the Highland Games at Castle Hill in Ipswich, MA. I always loved to watch the dancing, and I'm not sure why I never thought to ask about taking lessons. Fast forward to the year 2004 or 2005. I was perusing the local free paper from Fredericksburg and I saw an ad for the Rec Center - Highland Dance for Fitness. After making some inquires, I signed up, and I've been going ever since. I love it - it's fun, a great workout, and it's a bit of my ancestral culture that I can really dive into.

4. Marine Conservation - Ever watch "The Undersea World of Jacques-Yves Cousteau"? It was one of my favorite shows when I was growing up. Jacques was my idol, and I even got to meet him when I was about 9 years old. I've always loved the ocean and everything about it, and learning how to use the resources it offers properly is something I really enjoy doing.

5. Scotland - Ancestors on both sides of my family came from Scotland. My grandparents took me to Great Britain for 3 weeks when I was 15. We spent 2 weeks on a tour bus, which led to my avoiding bus tours lasting longer than 2 days for all my future travels. We spent lots of time in cathedrals and castles, but only stopped on the side of the road for 5 minutes at Loch Ness. I'll be staying in Drumnadrochit for 2 nights - my lodging is walking distance from the ruins of Urquhart Castle, which still stand overlooking the loch. I'll be bringing a photo of my grandparents with me, so they can come on this trip in spirit.

6. Scrapbooking - A strange obsession with patterned papers and unusual ways to use them. I got the great idea to make a scrapbook to document the process of my house being built. That was in late 2002-early 03. Things just snowballed from there, and I now work p/t in a scrapbook store to support the habit. :)

7. Travel - I come by my wanderlust tendencies naturally. BOTH sides of my family enjoy traveling, and I've been the incredibly fortunate companion on many trips, both domestic and foreign. I enjoy it so much that it never mattered to me where my Navy ship went, I just wanted to know when we were going, and for how long. I've gotten to see places and do things that a lot of people only dream of, and I am so grateful for those opportunities. I have an ongoing list of other places I need to go, so I will always have something to look forward to in the future.
lothiriel_1: (Default)
This should be fun...


*Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following... *they have to be real places, names, things...nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. (WHICH BY THE WAY IS HARD IF YOU ALREADY READ THEIR ANSWERS) You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name.

1. What is your name? Heather
2. 4 letter word: Home
3. Vehicle: HMMMV
4. City: Hyannis (not that I'm either there, or from there...)
5. Boy Name: Hamish
6. Girl Name: Helene
7. Alcoholic drink: Harvest Fruit Cyser from Four Quarters!
8. Occupation: Hotellier (or however it's spelled)
9. Something you wear: Hat
10. Celebrity: Harrison Ford
11. Food: Ham
12. Something found in a bathroom: Hair dryer
13. Reason for Being Late: Highway traffic
14. Cartoon Character: (Witch) Hazel (you know, with the hair pins)
15. Something you shout: Hey!
16. Animal: Hawk
17. Body part: Hand
18. Word to describe you: Harried
lothiriel_1: (it was the booze)
Because really, I don't have much else to do right now.


January 2007: )


There's a definite theme running through some of these...
lothiriel_1: (it dices it slices)
Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Babysitter
2. Your friendly neighborhood Shaw's bagger/cashier/baker/stocker/fishmonger
3. CPR instructor
4. Navy corpsman

Click here for more mindless fun! )
lothiriel_1: (bill milquetoast opus)
20 years ago I was:
(a) beginning my senior year at Peabody Veterans Memorial High School
(b) playing goalie on the varsity field hockey team
(c) working at Shaw's supermarket as a cashier

15 years ago I was:
(a) at Recruit Training Center Orlando, Florida
(b) standing in line for chow at RTC Orlando
(c) sharing a shower with 40 other women at RTC Orlando

10 years ago I was:
(a) stationed at Naval Medical Clinic Quantico, VA
(b) getting ready to buy my first brand new car
(c) doing a correspondence course on biogeography, just for fun

5 years ago I was:
(a) a Naval Reservist
(b) officially working on my Master's Degree in Biology
(c) a mentor for a HS senior at the local UU church

2 years ago I was:
(a) completely OUT of the Navy/Naval Reserve
(b) still working on the Master's Degree
(c) starting work at a local scrapbooking supply store

1 year ago I was:
(a) considering having major surgery
(b) still working on the Master's Degree
(c) signing up with a to-be-built fitness center

So far this year I've:
(a) gotten my thesis proposal finished and turned in
(b) had laminate flooring installed in my house
(c) bought a Utilikilt and my first pair of REAL dance ghillies

Yesterday I:
(a) came back to work after almost 2 weeks off
(b) drank 3 cups of coffee to stay awake
(c) ignored most of the unpacking that needs to be done from the aforementioned trip home in favor of vegging out

Today I will:
(a) throw a small conniption fit over an albatross project (but it made me feel a lot better)
(b) do more editing of the aforementioned albatross project
(c) work at the store until closing

Tomorrow I will:
(a) go to the gym
(b) go grocery shopping
(c) finish unpacking
lothiriel_1: (perched hawk)
Found this whilst sipping on some of Alex W.'s "Elysian Fields" mead from last year and checking the ol' flist (yes, I have a nice heady buzz going right now...)

If I were a stone, I would be... New England granite.
If I were a tree, I would be a... maple.
If I were a bird, I would be a... hawk.
If I were an insect, I would be a... luna moth.
If I were a machine, I would be a... camera.
If I were a tool, I would be a... Swiss army knife.
If I were a fruit, I would be an... kiwi fruit.
If I were a flower, I would be a... lily-of-the-valley.
If I were a kind of weather, I would be... Indian summer.
If I were a mythical creature, I would be a... selkie.
If I were a musical instrument, I would be a... set of bagpipes.
If I were a kind of profession, I would be... researching.
If I were an animal, I would be a... dolphin.
If I were anything in the world, I would be... an eclipse.
If I were a color, I would be... teal blue.
If I were a fragrance, I would be... plumeria.
If I were an emotion, I would be... calm.
If I were a state or feeling, I would be... hopeful.
If I were a sound, I would be... rain.
If I were an Element, I would be... Water.

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