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Jun. 6th, 2011 | 01:34 pm
location: Dining room, my parents' house
mood: dorky dorky
music: Just what's playing in my head on repeat...

So, I did this test with a fairly recently written sample of my writing. Though keep in mind, the sample bit was from a possible Hetalia fic about England's mom, so it was written in a somewhat more archaic style than some of my stuff.

I write like
William Shakespeare

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

Still...I WRITE LIKE THE BARD!!! *fangirl squee!*

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My ears are super.

Mar. 15th, 2009 | 05:36 pm

Train Horns

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I done heard it, peoples! And I'm 26!

Note to self: must re-test myself with this each year until I can't any more...

-- Rosy

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5 Things meme

Mar. 15th, 2009 | 04:22 pm
location: in my living room, on my laptop
music: "I Guess That's Why They Call it the Blues"--Elton John

I was tagged by nobleplatypus.

Comment to this post and I will give you 5 subjects/things I associate with you. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

Cats: I had a lovely, wonderful cat named Katrina--after a preschool friend--from the age of four to almost twenty-four. In point of fact, 'Trini passed a week or so shy of her twentieth birthday. Now I have to wait till I move out on my own to get a new one, as my brother's cat would be less than amused and the family dog would be TOO amused.

Harry Potter: While I kinda got over the whole book craze when I read book five, I'm quite fond of many of the directions fan fiction continues to take the fandom.

Lord of the Rings: Tolkien = a major "god" of Awesome. 'Nuff said.

Phantom of the Opera: Love the music, love the plot, love the characters. 'Cept for Raoul; he was an over-protective chauvanistic aristocratic doof.

Books (in general): Reading and writing are among the top five greatest ideas from God to us, with Love and Free Will tied for first. I'm not even entirely sure what the other three are or what order they go in from two to four, but I know that reading and writing are definitely up there. Or maybe it all should be classified under communication, subsection information dissemination, subsection stories. In any case, stories and learning = Awesome, like Tolkien.

-- Rosy the Cat

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Childhood Geekery

Nov. 24th, 2008 | 12:29 am
location: In my living room, on my laptop
mood: geeky geeky
music: "If You're Not the One"--Daniel Beddingfield

So I was reading the Weregeek web comic ( http://www.weregeek.com/ ) earlier, and I finally gave in and hit the link to the forum discussion regarding what everybody's geekiest childhood moment was. I was having a lot of fun reading it over, remembering my own quirky past, when I stumbled upon a road block.

You have to sign up/register to post to that forum. I did not want to sign up for a new forum; I stopped being all gung-ho with discussion boards around the same time I started college. But, I still wanted to explore the idea, so here I am.

What was my geekiest moment in kid-land? You know, I didn't really think about it until recently, but I was a seriously geeky girl back in the day. Prior to this past week, I'd largely considered my geekiness to be a product of my social isolation from fifth grade and on, but the fact of the matter is that it started way before that. It kinda has to when your big brother is a born geek and he's your first best friend.

Okay, and in no particular order, my top five geek-girl moments from childhood:

1) I had hand-me-down (from the aforementioned brother) Robin--as in Batman and--pajamas. Furthermore, on several occasions I wore them outside of the house as a costume playing with the brother, and we'd use a pile of leaves and cut branches left behind by the tree-trimmers as our Batcave. We also had a kick-ass swinging rope that the big back yard tree had over-grown into place, which leads to...

2) Playing Tarzan and Tarzana in the back yard with the swinging rope. The brother would ditch his shirt and run around in shorts, and I'd ditch my shirt and run around in nothing but a home-made cotton skirt and my undies (relax, people, I stopped the shirtless part of it when I was, like, eight). Nope, no Jane for me!

3) One time, while playing He-Man and the Sorceress--I think this was before She-Ra had come out--my mother says me and The Brother (I only had one for four years before the Little Brother was born, and those were some prime geek years!) peered around the doorway from the hall into the kitchen/eating area and said, "That's my mother; she turns into a raven and pecks people's eyes out." In my defense, I think I'd seen a nature show on birds of prey/carrion birds recently at the time, and I have a tendency to insert things I've learned into my creative endeavors.

4) Me and the brother not only played My Little Ponies and Transformers, we also played Strawberry Shortcake and the Go-Bots, even though I only had two S-berry S-cake dolls and the only girl Go-Bot was a villianess.

5) When away from home on a Girl Scout troop road trip to Morrow Bay to spend our cookie money, instead of agreeing to watch a PG-13 movie--Carina-Carina (sp?)--I was a good little girl and went straight for the kids section and the My Little Pony Movie. Watch out for the Purple Smooze! =^_^;= (I still want that movie on DVD)

I probably have more, but it's late and I'm tired.

-- Rosy

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I CAN HAS...!!! =^_^=

Nov. 9th, 2008 | 10:39 pm
location: at my desk in my dorm room at college
mood: ecstatic ecstatic
music: "Hard Day's Night"--Beatles

So, we were talking about pets in general and cats mostly just now at Treat Night up at my RC's apartment, when something truly momentous occurred to me:

I'm gonna be done with college by Saturday.

I'm gonna be living in one spot for the foreseeable future.

I can get a NEW KITTY of my OWN!

So, yeah, I'm gonna need a link to the shelter's site, and to know if I'm required to bring family members along to meet all potential personal pets like I would for a family pet. Because if not, I'm going straight over on Monday morning week after this.

-- Rosy the Cat

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iPod meme!

Oct. 25th, 2008 | 04:45 pm
location: at my desk in my dorm room at college
mood: accomplished accomplished
music: Can You Feel the Love Tonight--Elton John

Step 1: Put your iPod on shuffle.
Step 2: Post the first line or two from the first 30 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing the song may be.
Step 3: Strike through the songs when someone guesses both artist and track correctly.
Step 4: For those who are guessing, looking the lyrics up on a search engine is CHEATING!
Step 5: If you like the game, post your own

1. They paved paradise and put up a parking lot, with a pink hotel, a boutique and a swinging hot spot.

2. Wish I could be the one, the one who could give you love; the kind of love you really need.

3. One ring to rule them all, one ring to bind them, one ring to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them.

4. I want a little something more, don't want the middle or the one before. I don't desire a complicated past; I want a love that will last.

5. I should tell you I'm disaster.

6. When you walk into a party it's a formal universe.

7. I'm through with standing in line to clubs I'll never get in; it's like the bottom of the ninth and I'm never gonna win.

8. Hallelu, hallelu, hallelu, hallelujah, praise ye the Lord!

9. There you are, in a darkened room, and you're all alone looking out the window. Your heart is cold and lost the will to love, like a broken arrow.

10. You see me mowiing my front lawn; I know they're all thinking I'm so white and nerdy.

11. Such a feeling's coming over me, there's wonder in most everything I see.

12. This is a house that Jack built, y'all!

13. We surf the sea, the Warners three we be, to catch a gaze of a beach to get some rays.

14. It's a human sign when things go wrong. When the scent of her lingers, and temptation's strong.

15. You put the boom-boom into my heart! You send my soul sky-high when your lovin' starts.

16. Rushing and racing and running in circles; moving so fast I'm forgetting my purpose, blur of the trafic is sending me spinning, getting nowhere!

17. My beloved monster and me, we go everywhere together.

18. Gonna shout it from the mountain tops!

19. The B-I-B-L-E, yes that's the book for me!

20. I'm leaving today. Livin' it, leavin' it to change.

21. Well, the Poopsmith he could talk, and Marzipan could rock. And the Stick would be this big old tree that'd try to eat everyone except the Cheat and Me.

22. Sing, sing a song. Sing out loud, sing out strong!

23. All the lonely nights I spent alone, never out to love me, you're always gone.

24. The waves keep on crashing on me for some reason, but your love keeps on coming like a thunderbolt.

25. O holy night, the Stars were brightly shining! It is the night of our dear savior's birth.

26. What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It's the only thing that there's just too little of.

27. Stars shining bright above you, night breezes seem to whisper "I love you."

28. Do you see this tree? It's called a fir tree. It's called a fir tree because it gives us fir for coats.

29. When she woke up late in the morning light and the day had just begun, she opened up her eyes and thought, 'Oh, what a morning!'

30. If I should stay, I would only be in your way.

-- Rosy the Cat
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Meme! =^_^=

Oct. 24th, 2008 | 11:43 pm
location: at my desk in my dorm room at college
mood: calm calm
music: "Sacrifice"--Elton John

First there's this one. I was tagged by nobleplatypus.

Each person starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
Those that are tagged need to write on their own LJ about their ten things and post these rules. At the end of your entry, you need to choose ten people to get tagged and list their names.

01. A few years ago I was convinced that I'd fallen head-over-heels-crazy-in-love with my bestest guy friend. I just saw him for the first time in a year and a half. I'm not so sure now.

02. You can eat extra-caramel-y caramel apple lollypops without getting the caramel stuck on your teeth by repeatedly pulling the candy out of your mouth while sucking; it just sort of pulls the caramel off like a slow-motion vacuum.

03. What is it about green M&Ms that makes them so special? I always eat my M&Ms in color order from darkest to prettiest.

04. I can talk to anybody I trust about almost any emotion or thought I have, except for love with guys.

05. I think a heck of a lot more than I say, which is a good thing because otherwise, I think my mother would've hit me more than once in my life--and I kinda admit that I deserved the once, looking back.

06. I think that Pringles are the best potato chips ever, because they have that awesome crumble-in-your-mouth texture.

07. I almost ordered a Hyuga Hinata costume for this Halloween. I didn't, but I almost did.

08. I've noticed that I'm suffering from two-source dehydration this winter: One, I've got the sniffles, and two, the heaters are set on ridiculously-hot.

09. I hate clothes shopping, but I hate going clothes shopping with others/wearing only clothing given as gifts more; my mother tends to project her own body issues on me.

10. Who told all of these young, talentless pop-culture rich brats that being a moron is cool? That person needs a Salmon of Sanity to the head.

And you know what? I'm going to TAG PEOPLE!

jpublic, mhalachaiswords, gevaisa, hardlyfatal, and...well, other than Platy, I really don't have any other online friends I'm still in touch with over livejournal. Darn.

-- Rosy

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=O_o;= I was just accosted on my way out of lunch...

Oct. 11th, 2008 | 12:37 pm
location: At my desk in my dorm room at college
mood: irritated irritated
music: "I've Had the Time of My Life"

...For my music-geeky knowledge. It was rather disturbing.

An older, non-trad student from my Symphonic Masterworks class basically ran after and stopped me from leaving the Concourse, begging/demanding that I help her with her listening observation lists for Mozart and Haydn. I managed to keep her from basically demanding I drop everything and help her right then by pointing out that I didn't have my class notes with me, so I have a reprieve until 3 pm. Unfortunately, I think she's made the erroneous assumption that I'm a music major based upon my citing that I needed to work on my senior Capstone. She got rather excited by that. The fact of the matter is that I'd probably have put off my own filling out of listening lists until Sunday, so it'd be nice and fresh in my mind for the quiz.

*headdesk, headdesk*

Well, I'm gonna try and read some relaxing fan fics over the intervening two hours. Wish me luck?

-- Rosy the Cat

P.S.: I'm also annoyed that the professor apparently wasn't available during his office hours to help her himself. I mean, I thought the guy liked me! Why send Captain Steamroller to mess up MY weekend plans?! I'm not getting paid to do any of this! He's got a PhD!

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Happy Birthday to me...

Oct. 5th, 2008 | 09:19 pm
location: at my desk in my dorm room at college
mood: contemplative contemplative
music: Nada.

So, I'm turning 26 tomorrow. In the grand scheme of things, 26 is not really all that big of a deal, unless you're a super-senior who has spent approximately eight years on a Bachelor's degree. Gahhh...

Honestly, I'm pretty sure that my age wouldn't bother me in the slightest except that I'm at a small private college, I'm back for my final quarter after taking a gap year, and apparently I look a lot younger than my age, because people have asked me if I was a new Freshman. But I think that's mostly the gap-year talking.

In any case, I'm feeling older than I have any right to because I'm largely surrounded by teenagers and early-twenty-somethings. Once I graduate and have long-term job/get published, I'll probably get back into perspective. Or not. It doesn't help that I'm officially over half my mother's age, starting tomorrow.

Happy Birthday to Me! =^-^;=

-- Rosy the Cat

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Huzzah! Livejournal Haiku...

Oct. 1st, 2008 | 06:28 pm
mood: amused amused
music: "I Have Nothing"--Whitney Houston


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to experience
feeling at a deep level
my ability
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intuition and
vision though i don't think
i'll really be
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year to all of my
awesome sauce friends out there on
the bagel put the
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people input their
opinions and i napped
through the rest of the
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someone lighten me
up a little don't tell
me how addictive
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Aaand...One more!

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and skiers close enough
for nice views and rambling horse
trails and i would spend
Created by Grahame

-- Rosy the Cat
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