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"...She was looking kind of dumb with her finger and thumb in the shape of an L in her forehead..."

Dusting the entertainment center, I bumped my forehead on the corner. Hence the 'L'. Ow.

Oh, and *facepalm* I realize how I sounded with my last post on complaining about one of The Red Room's ads. It's just, with their impressive roster of authors, you wonder why they'd try to catch our attention with that 'How To'. Do you get what I'm saying? There are a lot of better How To's.

And it's annoying having that ad because when I surf the Internet, my mom and minor sibs are in the same room. Hmpf.

The Rules of the Meme:
Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair...just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with your picture.



I need a haircut.

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A Twilight AU/AH fan fic that ruined all other fics for me:

A World Without Sound

I've been wary of All Human fan fics because... well, what's the point? Meyer's saving grace is her fresh vampire lore, remove that and you get a Mills and Boon/Harlequin. And if the fan fic author adapts Meyer's writing style, which is often the case, that's a Suish/Stuish Mills and Boon, too.

So far, I've read mostly profession-centred AH fan fics. None of them special.

A World Without Sound features a unique alternate love story, the way Bella and Edward's is unique. It's so jampacked with emotions, too. I laugh in this chapter, I cry in the next, I squee in the next. Never dull, never silly. I'm still reeling.

I love it when I discover such treasures in the fandom!

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Happy birthday, Charles, Cynthia, Megan! :)

~In case I don't log on tomorrow and Sunday.
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We're living in a powder keg and giving off sparks!

~ Been busy. Won't elaborate for now. *fingers crossed* But I have been reading your posts, f-list. I'm nosy like that. ^_^

~ Oh my Godric, I love the song in my head right now. See post title. The song is so... cool. *waves in a 'you know' gesture. Total Eclipse of the Heart. Searched it on AOL. Peeked on it at Wiki. Whaddya know, it was inspired by Wuthering Heights!

~ Have you seen these big bows everyone seems to wear on their hair these days? A la Minnie Mouse. Well, not exactly... a little to the side. What's it called? Just curious. Really. I can already imagine how silly I'll look wearing that.

~ And speaking of silly: I like her style most of the time, and I adore her to pieces, but sometimes Emma is over the top.

I love that she'll play Betsy Balcombe... but she isn't alluding to it at all. This thing is more like a curtain/bed canopy than a gown and the skirt ruined the bodice. The shoes, ugh. Is she eighteen or eighty? Aww, Emma.

~ I only just found out that City of Ember has been made into a movie! To be shown this October! But, ugh, if you haven't read the book yet, don't watch the trailer! Argh.

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~ Ponder: Anna Anderson might really have been the Duchess Anastasia. But she's dead now.
~ Quote: -- Kahlil Gibran --
~ Allergy: squidballs = mini squidballs, only pink, on my arms. And itchy.
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Had a little too much fun with this, snagged from ozma914 !

Everybody! Everybody wants a piece of joanna!

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Every time a bell rings, an angel gets his Pauie.

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Paula? Where we're going we don't need Paula.

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Say hello to my little Joanna!

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Love means never having to say you're Joanna.

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I'm going to make him a Joanna he can't refuse.

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I do wish we could chat longer, but I'm having an old onchie for dinner.

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Oh, no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was Josh killed the beast.

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My mama always said life was like a box of Jouie.

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The scribner wails...

Why I had to decline *sniffle* (and since I have declined, it's okay, this public sniveling, isn't it? I need to snivel about it, you know) a committee seat on Mugglenet Fan Fiction's prestigious Quicksilver Quills:


*sigh* And I've been so looking forward to the QSQ's. I sat at the Poetry, Post-Hogwarts and Marauder Era committee (Jan's team. I miss Jan, by the way. I wonder how she is... MagicalMaeve) last year. It has been fun and memorable in every way. But I have to skip this year. Maybe next year..? Please with a kumquat on top.

And now I have to do my to-do's before the Lopez and Cailas families descend for the weekend luau (AAAARGH! Dishes!).

But because I'm me, here's something I nicked from ozma914 :

The Blogalyser reveals...

Your blog/web page text has an overall readability index of 11.

This suggests that your writing style is conventional
(to communicate well you should aim for a figure between 10 and 20).Your blog has 67 sentences per entry, which suggests your general message is distinguished by verbosity
(writing for the web should be concise).

CHARACTER MATRIX

male malefemale female
self oneselfgroupworld world
past pastpresentfuture future

Your text shows characteristics which are 50% male and 50% female
(for more information see the Gender Genie).
Looking at pronoun indicators, you write mainly about yourself, then the world in general and finally your social circle. Also, your writing focuses primarily on the present, next the past and lastly the future.

Find out what your blogging style is like!



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I don't write for the web, 'scuse me. ;D

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Desiderata a la Joanna:

Never read parenting articles/books if you're not yet a parent. Don't look at parent characters. At least, not too much. They're book characters.

If you compare your parents to these characters, you may become discontent or bitter.

For always there will be greater parents than yours.

~*~

Hee. I'm such an ingrate. But I love you, Mom and Dad, flaws and all. Just as you love me, flaws and all.

~*~

ETA: Aaargh! Why did I have to check lion_lamb? And now I have the supposed first 12 chapters of Midnight Sun as another temptation to distraction.
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Buggre alle this for a larke

~laughing my head off at Good Omens...

~bon voyage, Jenna dearest, and then ceade mile fealte to your Ireland. ^_^

One Word Meme, picked up from my twin, Jen.

1. Where is your MOBILE phone? Holder.
2. Where is your significant other? Desired. (Unaware. That he's my significant other. LOL)
3. Your hair? Unruly.
4. Your mother? Motherish.
5. Your father? Protective.
6. Your favorite thing? Laptop.
7. Your dream last night? Kaleidoscopic.
8. Your dream/goal? Happiness.
9. The room you're in? Cluttered.
10. Your fear? Loneliness.
11. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Bookshelves.
12. Where were you last night? Bed.
13. What you're not? Broken.
14. Muffins? Cheese.
15. One of your wish list items: bookshelves.
16. Where you grew up? Novaliches.
17. The last thing you did? Scratched.
18. What are you wearing? Comfy.
19. Your TV? Neglected.
20. Your pet(s)? Loved.
21. Your computer? Dead.
22. Your life? Nice.
23. Your mood? Thankful.
24. Missing someone? No.
25. Your car/truck? None.
26. Something you're not wearing? Bracelet.
27. Your summer? Fine.
28. Love someone? Quite.
29. Your favorite color? Changes.
30. When is the last time you laughed? Now.
31. Last time you cried? Immemorial.
32. Your last vacation? 2007.

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Wriggly little ferret, aren't you, Rory?



She likes climbing up the sofas or beds and then climb all over us. To chew on our fingers, shirts, chins or ears! She likes our ears. We bought her rawhide chew toys, but she prefers human to deer.



It's so hard to take photos of her. Maybe a video. I love how she walks. Unlike Jego, who was a jogger (front paws together, and then back paws together) when he was a puppy, Rory trots. She uses all four paws one at a time and bounces on them.

And then of course, like all puppies, she does 360 degree turns for no reason at all. And like a baby, likes tumbling all over the place and whizzing just when she's cuddled against someone's shirt.


So tiny, so inquisitive. She's four to seven weeks old, I think. Our neighbor gave her to us already because her mom is back to being a b*tch so soon, hehe. Rory's a dachshund mix, they said. Thick fur. And now you understand Oncci's insane whim to call her 'Blacky'.


Ugh, forgot the flash! In my haste to snap a pic while she was sitting still.

And again, like babies, puppies are so charming when they're in dreamland.



You also fear moving them, however bizarre their sleeping positions are. *giggles* She napped like this for ten minutes.
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How do they know these things?

I have half a mind to take Psychology by correspondence now. -ology courses are what's available in the UP Open University. But I wish I can go mingle with the crowd and their sweetness and sweat. Never mind that I'll need someone to do the sign language for me. :)

--goes to show this Test's dead-on precision (got from Kay):

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~ Dad copied movies on a pile of DVD's. No subtitles, though. Thank goodness, or my Haunted Legends entry won't be written.

~ I slandered Audrina. Her buttons do work.

~ I don't like posting in bullets. But it's faster.

"I wrote my first novel because I wanted to read it."
-Toni Morrison

*stunned* Thank you for that, Mrs Morrison.
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Eh...

Tempted to this by Kasey:

Took it twice, same results, hehe. Only shifted from Judge to Professor anyway. Who would have thought, eh?

I scrunch my nose at the 'feeling the world's pain' bit. I'm too immersed in fiction for that. I barely watch tv, much less sit to see the news.

Oh yeah, because I get annoyed or depressed. Right.

I do spoil Sherly, though, I know. Haha. And though I boss Josh, he knows I'll buy him Wii in a wink if I have money...

Please let me have moneeeeey!

Your result for The Best Thing About You Test...

Compassion

Compassion is your strongest virtue

Compassion is the most human of the virtues. And you? Your heart has limits far beyond normal levels empathy, and your capacity for feeling the world's pain is boundless. You poor, beautiful, wonderful thing. All 7 virtues are a part of you, but your compassion runs deepest.


It is likely you're an altruist. And it's likely (but not necessarily true, think of Bono) that your humility score is high too.


Compassionate famous people: Brad Pitt, Mother Theresa, The A-Team.


Your raw relative scores follow. 0% is low, and 100% is perfect, nearly impossible. Note that I pitted the virtues against each other, so in some way these are relative scores. It's impossible to score high on all of them, and a low score on one is just relatively low compared to the other virtues.


YOUR VIRTUES


50% Compassion


44% Intelligence


25% Humility


44% Honesty


13% Discipline


43% Courage


50% Passion

Take The Best Thing About You Test at HelloQuizzy

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Pantasya...

I'm trying to sleep.

But my brother had to turn on the pc and tempt me. Nothing to post. But I've just finished composing this from my room. Yeah, a meme. It takes concentration.

Tagged by my fave twins, pips_n_chiaw

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I'm always out-of-date with memes. So I tag you who haven't done this yet, oh you darling one in my f-list.


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Oh, Gennesareth! I forgot Gennesareth. I have four now, Chiara. Cana, Galilee, Gethsemane, Gennesareth. Thessalonica sounds like it's a car polish brand. Hehe.



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If I never knew you
If I never felt this love
I would have no inkling of
How precious life can be!

And if I never held you
I would never have a clue
How at last I find in you
The missing part of me!

In this world so full of fear
Full of raging lies
I can see the truth so clear
In your eyes, so dry your eyes!

And I'm so grateful to you
I'd have lived my whole life through
Lost forever
If I never knew you

If I never knew you
I'd be safe, but half as real
Never knowing I could feel
A love so strong and true

And I'm so grateful to you
I'd have lived my whole life through
Lost forever
If I never knew you

I thought our love would be so beautiful
Somehow we'd make the whole world right
I never knew that fear and hate could be so strong
But still my heart is saying we were right
We were right
And if I never knew you
If I never knew you
I'd have lived my whole life through
Empty as the sky
Never nowing why
Lost forever
If I never knew you.

~the genius of Stephen Schwartz. You never hear his name, though, do you, it's Alan Menken we know. As if the song could 'live' without the words. Writers rock the world. Hee. Along with the composers, yes, yes. Peace.

*sings to self*
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Onion soup for the (insomniac) soul

Wow, it really worked. I just couldn't get on watching the sunrise and then sleeping. So I boiled two cups of water, plonked in one chopped onion, added a beef cube, added salt, added milk, stirred, transferred to a mug, sipped while reading and voila... I went to dreamland not long after I lay down.

Nice!

Oh and the Book List thingy, stolen from my dear twinses, Chiara and Pippa.

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