elbales: (Fear the cuteness)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] rurounitriv

If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.

elbales: (Geek Dualla - BSG)

NerdTests.com says I'm a Cool Nerd Queen.  Click here to take the Nerd Test, get geeky images and jokes, and write on the nerd forum!

LogoThere are
people with my name in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

elbales: (Tastes like carnosaur)

  1. Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
  2. Bold all the items you've eaten.
  3. Cross out any items that you would never consider eating (or eating again)
  4. Optional extra: Post a comment http://www.verygoodtaste.co.uk linking to your results.

To make the filling out of this form and generating the HTML for it a bit easier, [info]reddywhp has played around with some PHP. Go to http://reddywhip.org/lj/foods/ and fill it out there. After filling it out, you will be given the code to copy and paste into your blog.

Livejournal users, remember to use your LJ-Cuts!

  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile (ETA: oops, that was alligator, but I'm leaving this bold anyway)
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. The rest of the list is behind the cut )

I can see I'm going to have to try harder. But I draw the line at anything that comes from class Insecta, that could cause you to die on the spot, that would eat a hole in my already ailing stomach, or that smells like dirty sweat socks. Also NO EATING MY FRIEND FLICKA. SRSLY.

ETA: Hrmph. I spaced; I know I've eaten alligator (very tasteh, ys) but I don't think I've had crocodile. I've left it bold because they're similar... right? Tell me if they're not kthx.
elbales: (Girl Reading - Perugini)
"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.
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 ;-)

Right this way )
elbales: (Typewriter keys)
I'm not into that whole revealed truth thing, either. )

Yeah, I pretty much come down on the side of the idea that I'm not arrogant enough to believe that I possess any kind of Truth-with-a-capital-T. Faith's nice when used as a source of strength and solace, but as soon as it becomes an excuse for not thinking, I lose respect for it. And as far as egoism and all that goes, you know, you don't have to be mean, 'cause wherever you go, there you are.
elbales: (Never call me - BSG)


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

Except I'm an even worse 30s wife than she is!
elbales: (Oak leaf and frost)
Meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] kiri_l.
Learn 25 things about your friends, and let them learn 25 things about you!

What is it with the 'favorite fillintheblank' questions? )
elbales: (Typewriter keys)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] chicklet73:

I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. I read your journals, or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you friended me and I thank you for your interest in my words.

But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself? Any old thing at all, the more trivial and fascinating, the better. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...they enjoy piano tuning while blindfolded, and have a giant birthmark shaped like a Dachshund right between their shoulder blades."

I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal and see what gems of knowledge appear.

elbales: (Not good!Turlough)
Apparently there's a career meme making the rounds that, it turns out, isn't just a free, fun quiz like the memes we usually see around here. It comes from a pay site. My friend [livejournal.com profile] wendymr has--nicely--asked everyone she knows not to post the Career Cruising meme, and I'm spreading the word. I've posted excerpts from her post about it here.
. . . What most of you who are spreading the meme probably don't realise is that not-for-profit employment advice agencies like mine (which provide free employment counselling and career directions services to people out of work) and school and university career guidance services, pay a licence to use Career Cruising and provide it free for our clients. . . .

Under our terms of use, we have to use our site login details responsibly. 'Responsibly' means we can use it, for ourselves and with clients, on our organisation's premises, in workshops and so on. We can let clients have the password info to use it at home. 'Responsible use' does not include posting login information all over LiveJournal. Yes, most people I've seen doing this meme have done it under a flock - but not all.

. . . The agency in question whose login details are currently being splashed all over LJ - easily identifiable from those details; I already know who they are - would be in a lot of trouble if this got back to Career Cruising.

Career Cruising is a wonderful resource for Canadian and American jobseekers. Agencies like mine pay a licence so that we can make it available free to our clients, who really do benefit from it. I want to keep it that way. So please stop spreading this meme? Thank you :)

Just FYI. I would never have known about it, personally.

ETA: A Google search of "career cruising" meme returns... 408 results. *facepalm* I think it's time to pull in the [livejournal.com profile] cleolinda and [livejournal.com profile] dhio audiences.
elbales: (cupcake - shiny!)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] chicklet73.

Pay It Forward: I will send a handmade gift to the first 5 people who leave a comment here. I don't yet know what that gift will be, but you will receive it within 365 days. The only thing you have to do in return is "pay it forward" by making a similar agreement in your own journal.
elbales: (Happy cat)
And lo, it was cute and kinda amusing.

I direct your attention specifically to "going to chambr of sekrets, brb" and "Doctor Who: The Last Time Lord (spoilers)." Note specifically what the latter cat is doing. HA.
elbales: (Girl Reading - Perugini)
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works.

It's okay. I understand.

Drama Nerd
Social Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Anime Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

elbales: (Oak leaf and frost)
Step One
Make a post to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple to really big. The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want. If you wish for real, possible things, make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you. Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
Surf around your friendslist (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part: if you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

Make a wish )
elbales: (Happy cat)
He's a gun-slinging native American firefighter who hangs with the wrong crowd. She's a sharp-shooting mutant politician from aristocratic European stock. They fight crime!
elbales: (Insert brain!Four)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] rolanni this time around.

Go here and look through random quotes until you find 5 that you think reflect who you are or what you believe. Repost in your journal.

(I cheated; I chose six. Whose journal is it, anyway?)

All of us want to do well. But if we do not do good, too, then doing well will never be enough.
-Anna Quindlen

When you look at yourself from a universal standpoint, something inside always reminds or informs you that there are bigger and better things to worry about.
-Albert Einstein

Women have more to offer this world than just a fallopian tube. Nothing is going to change until you quit looking at us as just sperm receptacles.
-Barbara Hall

The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error.

It was once said that the moral test of Government is how that Government treats those who are in the dawn of life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the elderly; and those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the handicapped.
-Hubert H. Humphrey

There's no point in being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes.
-Doctor Who


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