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[ profile] plantgirl  tagged me with the letter D, for a version of the alphabet meme.

Here are ten things I love that start with the letter D:


(particularly the one that I will get in May)

Dry cold (also, dry heat)!
(I put a coat on at 50 degrees here, since the humidity changes the feel terribly).


(Change is our only constant, which is both terrifying and a comfort).

Dyadic interaction!
(See: all relationships. Also, it gives me something to research).


Driving at night!

Dark chocolate!


Anybody else want a letter?

(And yes, you may have seen this earlier.
My formatting was mangled beyond repair, so I am starting again. Sorry).
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My [real name] fairy is called Thorn Rainbowshimmer
She is a fortune bringer.
She lives in brambles and blackberry bushes.
She is only seen when the first flowers begin to blossom.
She wears purple and green like berries and leaves. She has multicoloured wings like a butterfly.

My {nom-de-blog] fairy is called Fire Elffly
She is a cheerful sprite.
She lives where fireflies mate and breed.
She is only seen at midday under a quiet, cloudless sky.
Her dresses glow with fiery colours. She has delicate green wings like a cicada.
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I took The Golden Compass daemon matching test.  My results?

"Your profile reveals that you are: Softly spoken, shy, passive, flexible, depdendable.  You are therefore matched with the Aeschylus Daemon. Your Deamon Aschylus is one of 5197 crow Daemons within the total Deamon popiation of 126699. Aeschylus is a male Daemon, as human and Daemon pairs are usually of the opposite sex."

I love that I got a crow, but the profile conclusions are interesting to me.  I dont see my self as shy and passive - do you?
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Meme. )


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The Internet says I don't exist:
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

The interesting part is that I used my real, birth-certificate name to get that result. My sister doesn't exist either.
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A real life muppet

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There has been a meme going around, which sends you to a random quote generator.  The idea is to go through random quotes until you find five that say something about you or to which you can relate.  Here are my five:

"The skill of writing is to create a context in which other people can think."
- Edwin Schlossberg
 (also, in which *I* can think)

"Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities."
- Aldous Huxley (1894 - 1963), Vendeta for the Western World, 1945
"Never forget that you're a member of your own community. Don't do something that you wouldn't like to see done."
- Keith Richman, Building Buzz for Your Web Project, SXSW 2006
"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."
- Anne Lamott
 (I read the book this came out of, and have always thought it was oh so true)

"We are the hero of our own story."
- Mary McCarthy
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I am considerring a career change.

You guys know me better than most, so I want your help deciding what I should be when I grow up.

My first two ideas are: au pair and circus clown.  What do you think I should be when I grow up? Please be sure to list the reason why you think it would be a good career for me.
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A meme, because I am procrastinating.

• Accent: None (generic northern American?). I can pretend to sound southern though, and use "y'all" appropriately.
• Booze: Not much, not often.
• Chore I hate: Taking out the trash.
• Dog or cat: One dog - The Best Dog Ever.
• Essential electronics: laptop, cellphone
• Favorite cologne(s): None.
• Gold or silver: Silver.
• Home: which one?
• Insomnia: Yes.
• Job title: Grad student. Instructor. Fisheries Technician.
• Kids: none.
• Living arrangements: A too-small, ranch-style brick house, which I share with two infuriating adults and their two irritating dogs. Oh, and The Best Dog Ever.
• Most admirable trait: Loyalty.
• Number of sexual partners: I could count them on one hand, but would need most of the fingers.
• Overnight hospital stays: none.
• Phobias: No, just neuroses.
• Quote: "Being in graduate school is like becoming all of the Seven Dwarves. In the beginning you're Dopey and Bashful. In the middle you are usually sick (Sneezy), tired (Sleepy), and irritable (Grumpy). But at the end they call you Doc, then you're Happy." ~Ronald T. Azuma.
• Religion: Practicing Agnostic.
• Siblings: One younger sister.
• Time I wake up: Varies dramatically.
• Unusual talent or skill: I can touch the tip of my nose with the tip of my tongue.
• Vegetable I refuse to eat: Cooked peppers (slimy . . .).
• Worst habit: being passive-aggressive when irritated.
• X-rays: Dental.
• Yummy foods I make: super chocolate cookies.
• Zodiac sign: Scorpio


Apr. 18th, 2006 07:53 pm
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Goinked from [personal profile] madgenius

1. I'll respond with something random I like about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3. I'll name something we should do together.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me (or just me).
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll leave you a quote that is somehow appropriate to you.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal so you can do the same for other people.

Limited to the first five respondents.


Apr. 11th, 2006 09:42 pm
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It's been a very up and down day.
  • Got about 5 hours of sleep.
  • Went to work.
  • Realized I didn't have my keys, so couldn't get the student papers I wanted to pass back out of my desk.
  • Drove home to get my keys.
  • Found no keys, but lots of dog vomit. Kiska was really sick. I didn't have time to do anything about it though, because Julie was expecting me to be "onstage" in an hour so she could watch me teach.
  • I taught, and it went well. I felt adequately prepared and my activities seemed to be a hit. I even managed to gracefully weave developmental and I/O topics together.
  • I came home, and Ryan had cleaned up the dog mess (I owe him a BIG favor).
  • I swept and washed all the floors, which coated me in a fine layer of dust.
  • I got an email asking me to turn in hire paperwork, despite not being hired or something.
  • Pouring Pedialyte into an unwilling dog (70 lbs) is hard.
  • I completed and faxed my paperwork, ate something for dinner, and mucked out my desk.
  • I still couldn't find my keys. 
  • They finally turned up in my car.
  • My desk is clean (dust-fee) but still piled high with paperwork.
  • I got to talk to Heather.
  • I am too tired to do anything, except the meme below (I filled it out first). I think its bedtime, despite being only 10 pm . . ..

40 Questions Meme...

1) Who is the last person you high-fived? I'm not sure. I do a double thumbs up thing fairly often (mostly when I want to congratulate from far away, need an excuse to wink at someone, or want the enthusiastic one to Not Touch Me), but the last person I high-fived was probably a baby-sittee.
2) If you were drafted into a war, would you survive? Depends on where they put me.
3) Do you sleep with the TV on? No. I don't do anything with the TV on, since I am living a TV free life.
4) Have you ever drunk milk straight out of the carton? No.
5) Have you ever won a spelling bee -- Just classroom bees.
6) Have you ever been stung by a bee -- Yes, but not lately.
7) How fast can you type -- Fast. I haven't had to take a typing test since high school and I am much quicker now.
8) Are you afraid of the dark? -- Depends on the dark in question.
9) Eye color -- Brown.
10) Have you ever made out at a drive-in? -- Nope. I have only ever been to a drive in once - last summer. Cool experience.
11) When is the last time you chose a bath over a shower? -- When I was at my parent's house - I take lots of baths there and none here. If you saw my current bathroom you would understand.
12) Do you knock on wood? -- Yes.
13) Do you floss daily? -- Near-daily, in the shower.
15) Can you hula hoop? -- I don't know, but am choosing to believe that if I can belly-dance I can hula-hoop.
16) Are you good at keeping secrets? -- Yes.
17) What do you want for Christmas? -- A prescriptionl lens dive mask and a memory card for my camera.
19) Do you talk in your sleep? -- Rumor has it that I talk and sometimes hum in my sleep.
21) Have you ever flown a kite? -- Yup. Not quite like the Banks children, but still fun.
22) Do you wish on your fallen lashes? -- No.
23) Do you consider yourself successful? --Not yet.
24) How many people are on the contact list of your cell? -- Lots.
25) Have you ever asked for a pony? -- No. I wanted a horse, dammit, not a pony.
26) Plans for tomorrow? -- Women's Dissertation Writing Group. Volunteer with Kiska at the hospital. Work a few hours on the meta-analysis. Dance class.
27) Can you juggle? -- Yes.
28) Missing someone now? -- Yes, but I don't know who...
29) When was the last time you told someone I Love You? -- A few hours. I say that every single time I hang up the phone with my parents, sister, or grandmother, and sometimes with H.
30) And truly meant it? -- Of course.
31) How often do you drink -- Occasionally. I only drink with people I trust when I don't have to drive, and those stars don't align often.
32) How are you feeling today? -- tired.
34) Have you ever been suspended or expelled from school? -- no
35) What are you looking forward to? -- leaving home to go home
36) Have you ever crawled through a window? -- Lots of them. Latest one was probably breaking into my own house.
37) Have you ever eaten dog food? -- No.
38) Can you handle the truth? -- Usually.
39) Do you like green eggs and ham? --I do not like them, Sam I am.
40) Any cool scars? -- My knees sport the usual wreckage. My left wrist looks like I tried to slash it years ago, but it was actually a package-opening incident gone terribly wrong. Two Christmases ago I fell into barbed wire (a muddy bank gave way under me) and that left a six inch tear down the inside of my left forearm a few paralell stripes on my right shoulder. This Christmas I continued the December 25 disaster tradition by falling down a rocky breakwater, so there is a lovely new scar on my left shin from that.


Mar. 31st, 2006 02:46 pm
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I am not having a functional day.

Everything is not cooperating.

My meeting with the legal services guy was ridiculous. He recommends I find someone else.

I can't get the emails to my sample out, for a variety of technical reasons (I solved problem one, then I solved problem two. Problem three is pissing me off). I save the my best cursing for special occasions like this one.

And I don't have a car this afternoon, so even though moving my laptop onto campus would probably take care of my latest problem (outgoing mail server differs from incoming mail server and outlook hates me), I can't get there.

I am also expecting a phone call any minute with the ransom price of my car (repair estimate).

And the dogs keep barking at the neighbors, so I have to keep them in. But then they are playing so directly underfoot I can't even move my chair.

It probably doesnt help that I have drunk a ridiculous amount of caffeine already today, so am practically vibrating as I sit at this computer.

Distraction Meme:
YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet and current street name)
Amber Overhill

YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite animal, favorite color)
Giraffe Red

YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Baird Anchorage (if only I wasn't a girl, this might work).


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