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30 November 2005 @ 12:19 am

... because it's been awhile, and because I got John Cusack! As did practically everybody else, but yay anyway! :)

Good. You know your music. You should be able to
work at Championship Vinyl with Rob, Dick and

Do You Know Your Music (Sorry MTV Generation I Doubt You Can Handle This One)
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Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Lucky you - Lightning Seeds
10 May 2005 @ 03:50 pm

you are lavender

Your dominant hue is blue, making you a good friend who people love and trust. You're good in social situations and want to fit in. Just be careful not to compromise who you are to make them happy.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the spacefem.com html color quiz

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Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
Current Music: my head pounding
25 April 2005 @ 02:10 am

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I took an interesting quiz from bezigebij; it gives an indication of our impact on the Earth's resources.

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And a FIVE BOOK MEME from heartofdavid:


1. Take five books off your bookshelf.

2. Book #1 -- first sentence: Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.

3. Book #2 -- last sentence on page fifty: Such a lovely day!

4. Book #3 -- second sentence on page one hundred: 'We were expecting you sooner,' Robert said.

5. Book #4 -- next to the last sentence on page one hundred fifty: That should do.

6. Book #5 -- final sentence of the book: I took a taxi back to the shop, it was that kind of day.

7. Make the five sentences into a paragraph:

I took a taxi back to the shop, it was that kind of day. Such a lovely day! 'We were expecting you sooner,' Robert said. Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. That should do.

8. Feel free to "cheat" to make a better paragraph:

Alternatively: Such a lovely day! Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. That should do. I took a taxi back to the shop, it was that kind of day. 'We were expecting you sooner,' Robert said.

9. Name your sources:

Book 5 – Russell Hoban – Turtle diary
Book 4 – Jeanette Winterson – Oranges are not the only fruit
Book 3 – Ian McEwan – The comfort of strangers
Book 2 – Fay Weldon – Female friends
Book 1 – Virginia Woolf – Mrs Dalloway

10. Post to your blog.

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Current Mood: discontentdiscontent
Current Music: If there is something - Roxy Music
28 January 2005 @ 12:45 am

...but I'm just not in the mood for any serious posts at the moment. And I really liked these:

from heartofdavid:

My japanese name is 松尾 Matsuo (tail of a pine tree) 美晴 Miharu (beautiful clear sky).
Take your real japanese name generator! today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Name Generator Generator.

What a beautiful combination, and I love names beginning with an M. :)

from bookish_theoric:

You scored as Artistic. Congratulations, you scored Artistic. You're looking for the unique movie in the bunch. You've probably watched a lot of movies that nobody has ever heard of, and good for you. You also know good filmmaking when you see it. You just get it, no questions asked. Check out: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Amelie, Garden State, Lost in Translation.








Romantic Comedy


Sadistic Humour




Mindless Action Flick


Movie Recommendation.
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Of these films, I have only seen Amélie, but the rest are on my wish list.

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Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Gimme shelter - Rolling Stones / Invitation - Earth & Fire
25 January 2005 @ 11:59 pm

You Have A Type B+ Personality


You're a pro at going with the flow
You love to kick back and take in everything life has to offer
A total joy to be around, people crave your stability.

While you're totally laid back, you can have bouts of hyperactivity.
Get into a project you love, and you won't stop until it's done
You're passionate - just selective about your passions

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Current Mood: coldcold
Current Music: Moving - Supergrass
13 January 2005 @ 02:59 pm

From ankhgrl49, this one really cracked me up:

You scored as The Red Queen. You have control issues, you anger easily, your favorite color is red, and you've always wanted to roll someone's head. Can anyone say, "Anger Management?"


The Red Queen


The White Rabbit


The Catapillar


The Mad Hatter




The Cheshire Cat


Could you survive Wonderland?
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ROTFL, it's brilliant!!

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Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: I cheat the hangman - Doobie Brothers
07 January 2005 @ 02:50 pm

Before I turn to a specialized community, I thought I'd ask my music-loving friends:

I heard an old soul song on the radio, and I couldn't think of the band or the title (it was a non-stop music programme). I fed bits of the lyrics into Google, but nothing turned up, which surprised me, because it's not an obscure track or anything. Nice bass line, not a ballad; early '70s, I would say, sung by a man, girls' vocal backing. This is the chorus:

talkin' 'bout the ghetto,
ghetto, that's my home
(it's where we live, where we live)"

I am almost sure the song title is "... it up", only the first word is unclear. "Bring", perhaps?

Help, anyone?

EDIT: All of a sudden my brain started working again and I thought "Clean it up"! Googled it, and hey presto: "Let's clean up the ghetto" by The Philadelphia International All-Stars, either from 1973 or 1977 (conflicting info). Yes, now I remember! And the lyrics are not on the Net, more people seem to be looking for them.

This morning I was having a nightmare about a scary museum when I was rudely awakened by the doorbell. It turned out to be the postman with a package for my neighbour, who was out. By the time I could write down my dream, much of it had become vague. Which was a shame, because the clearer, the easier it is to recognize where it comes from and to rationalize it. It was even more of a shame that when I set the alarm on my clock radio last night I had apparently forgotten to check the volume: it was off and therefore failed to wake me up 45 minutes earlier, which would have prevented me from having the nightmare in the first place.

(And I had forgotten to turn off my mouse and modem last night! It was only 2:40 or so, I wasn't that sleepy! Hrmm...)

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Current Mood: confusedconfused
Current Music: This is the day - The The
23 December 2004 @ 12:49 am

And finally, this one from staybeautiful. This is so true:

what decade does your personality live in?

quiz brought to you by lady interference, ltd

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Current Mood: exanimateexanimate
Current Music: Soap bubble box - The Nits
22 December 2004 @ 02:10 am

It's been a while since my last entry. The end of the year is a good time for decluttering, so, as I have nothing interesting to write, I had a look at some quiz results I had stored on my computer and am posting the ones I like here, so I can trash them all.

You're Monet!! Fuzzy and romantic, your art is
destined to hang on every college freshman
girls' dorm room wall until the end of time.

What famous artist are you?
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Current Mood: crankyheadache-y
Current Music: Christine - Siouxsie and The Banshees
14 December 2004 @ 01:30 am

From bluestranger:

1. Pick something on my interests list that you also like. Why do you like it?
2. Pick something on my interests list that you don't like. Why don't you like it?
3. Pick something that is on my interests list that surprises you. Why does this surprise you?
4. Pick something that is on my interests list that you know next to nothing about. What do you *think* it is?
5. Pick something that you think should be on my interests list. Why do you think it should be there?

I am very curious to hear your opinions, so what do you all think?

From ankhgrl49:

Your Dominant Intelligence is Linguistic Intelligence

You are excellent with words and language. You explain yourself well.
An elegant speaker, you can converse well with anyone on the fly.
You are also good at remembering information and convincing someone of your point of view.
A master of creative phrasing and unique words, you enjoy expanding your vocabulary.

You would make a fantastic poet, journalist, writer, teacher, lawyer, politician, or translator.

Yesterday and today I spent way too much time at the computer again. So I'm going to log off now, make a quick to-do list for tomorrow, go to bed, rise at a decent hour and ACCOMPLISH THINGS! So there.

Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
Current Music: Catch the wind - Donovan
13 December 2004 @ 01:29 am

You scored as Chaotic Good. A Chaotic Good person is someone who has little intrinsic respect for laws or authority, seeing them as insufficient to sustain what's right. These people work according to their own moral compass which, while good, is not necessarily always aligned with that of society. Despite their chaotic tendencies, these people are good at heart.


Chaotic Good


Neutral Good


Lawful Good


True Neutral


Chaotic Neutral


Chaotic Evil


Lawful Evil


Lawful Neutral


Neutral Evil


What is your Alignment?
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I would have thought myself to be "Neutral Good", but this is okay too.

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Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Dark star - I Am Kloot
24 November 2004 @ 01:36 am

Over the past few days I have done several quizzes and it seems a shame not to post some of them here. They are gathered from various places:

Some may call you bookish, and mean it in a bad
way.....but we know better! Delighting in
books, and very likely with more tomes than
clothes, you amaze others with your knowledge
of the obscure and the common.

Books alone cannot a life make, but you know this
as well....you love having chats with others
who love words and ideas as much as yourself!

Can I play in your library? Please??

You are The Favourite Poet by Alma~Tadema.

Which Pre~Raphaelite Painting Are You?
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(Yes, I would say this sounds like me.)

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Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Aguaplano - Paolo Conte
18 November 2004 @ 05:59 pm

Taken from summer_smile, this cool colour quiz (pretty accurate on the whole, I think):

Free personality analysis from ColorQuiz.com (here).
Generated on Wed Nov 17 02:15:33 2004. [11.15 Dutch time]

Your Existing Situation
Easily affected by her environment and readily moved by the emotions of others. Seeks congenial relationships and an occupation which will promote them.

Your Stress Sources
Resists any form of pressure from others and insists on her independence as an individual. Wants to make up her own mind without interference, to draw her own conclusions and arrive at her own decisions. Detests uniformity and mediocrity. As she wants to be regarded as one who gives authoritative opinions, she find it difficult to admit to being wrong, while at times she is reluctant to accept or understand another's point of view.

Your Restrained Characteristics
Circumstances are such that she feels forced to compromise for the time being if she is to avoid being cut off from affection or from full participation.

Believes that she is not receiving her share--that she is neither properly understood nor adequately appreciated. Feels that she is being compelled to conform, and close relationships leave her without any sense of emotional involvement.

An unadmitted lack of confidence makes her careful to avoid open conflict and she feels she must make the best of things as they are.

Your Desired Objective
Preoccupied with things of an intensely exciting nature, whether erotically stimulating or otherwise. Wants to be regarded as an exciting and interesting personality with an altogether charming and impressive influence on others. Uses tactics skillfully so as to avoid endangering her chances of success or undermining others' confidence in herself.

Your Actual Problem
Takes a delight in action and wants to be respected and esteemed for her personal accomplishments.

Your Actual Problem #2
Fights against restriction or limitation, and insists on developing freely as a result of her own efforts.

Last night I watched Mulholland Dr. Weird, I don't think I have ever seen a film that was partly so thrilling and partly so boring. And it was a bit too incomprehensible for my taste. Give me Twin Peaks any day!

Current Mood: hungryhungry
Current Music: Rock 'n' roll suicide - Bowie/ When the music's over - Doors
08 November 2004 @ 10:55 pm

And what better way to provide it than with a few quizzes?

From ankhgrl49:

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You are Statler or Waldorf.
You have a high opinion of yourself, as do others.
But only because you are in the balcony seats.

Those two old guys in the box.
Heckling, complaining, being cantankerous

"Get off the stage, you bum!"

"The Art of Insult" and "How To Insult Art"

Their pacemakers.

What Muppet are you?
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Current Mood: okayokay
Current Music: A Nick Drake special on the radio
31 October 2004 @ 06:50 pm
to all who celebrate it!

I tricked heartofdavid out of this:

A headless skeleton! Wait a minute, you did not
need that body to begin with. You are good and
well off on your own. You can take care of
yourself. You seem to be one who is 'detached'
from society and doing what you think are good
or right things. No, you are not one of those
people who think that they can do whatever they
want. You just do not follow 'everydayness' and
common beliefs and norms. If you are not doing
so now, you plan on living alone one day, away
from everyone so that you can be at peace with
yourself and surroundings. You do not dislike
everyone. You only like to be in a serene
atmosphere. Despite all of this, you still
enjoy being in touch with close people. You are
a different and interesting person, you are.
Happy Halloween, Detached Figure.

What Halloween Figure Are You? (MANY RESULTS WITH SIX ALL NEW ONES!!)
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Yes, I would say that sounds like me. :)

More quotes from The Diaries of Sylvia Townsend Warner:

They [David and Ray Garnett] were extremely funny in church, walking about with an air of the utmost suspicion, as though at any moment a Bishop might appear and lay violent confirming hands on them. Indeed, as we were about to enter and the Reverend Flabby's voice was heard addressing some tourists, they started back as though a lion roared. (9 July 1929)

'Perhaps you will be composing again when you are eighty-five?' I said that at 85 I should be taking up monumental sculpture. (23 October 1929)

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Never going back again - Fleetwood Mac
29 October 2004 @ 01:47 am

Roaming around looking for beautiful losers I stumbled upon againstnature. Judging from its info page this community should appeal to several of my lj friends. An entry on St. Sebastian (for whom I have had a dubious fascination ever since I can remember) led me to the moderator(?)'s journal, where I found a link (cleverly disguised as a quiz) to an interesting typography identity website. Tonight I saw a charming comedy called Serendipity, well, this also was serendipity. I was finally able to identify one of my favourite typefaces. Ladies and gentlemen, meet ICT Tiffany:

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I also found a real quiz, very apt for those of us who are a little under the weather (I've been coughing my lungs out lately, and it's not getting better but worse): coughCollapse )

Current Mood: blahblah
Current Music: White punks on dope - The Tubes
24 October 2004 @ 12:51 am

From serefemme:

You Are Winter!


What Season Are You? Take This Quiz :-)

Find the Love of Your Life
(and More Love Quizzes) at Your New Romance.

Angels in America, fourth episode:

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Current Mood: calmcalm
Current Music: Homo fugit velut umbra - L'Arpeggiata feat. Marco Beasley
21 October 2004 @ 01:55 am

From ankhgrl49:
You are Italian
You are an Italian.

What's your Inner European?
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This must be dear Stefano's doing, I'm sure. ^_^

After summer_smile and serefemme, I too had my handwriting analyzed.

The test can be found here: http://www.handwritingwizard.com/info.phtml

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(Oh how I wish I had poise! I am totally useless in an emergency situation.)

Current Mood: pensivepensive
Current Music: Up the junction - Squeeze
18 October 2004 @ 11:59 pm
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Last night I fell head over heels in love with a beautiful song I heard on the radio. I thought it sounded like a traditional Italian song, but when I fed the 2 words I had caught of the title and the performers into Google, I found the full reference in the first hit (o how we love thee, Google), and it turned out to be a classical piece by the early 17th-century composer Stefano Landi. On the BBC3 website I could hear 1 minute of it and read rave reviews, and a Polish site gave 30-second excerpts of all tracks on the CD.

I also loved the album, so when the rain stopped this afternoon I went out to buy it. (The first classical album in my collection, woohoo! I am not completely illiterate in the field, and some of it I like a lot, but somehow the classical music I grew up with never appealed to me as much as pop music did. I have decided this is because I never heard Ancient Music* at home - well, apart from Bach, that is. Everybody loves Bach.)

Unfortunately none of the record stores in my neighbourhood with a reasonably-sized classical department had this album in stock. Oops. Stupid me had not reckoned with that. It was too late to try shops farther away, but tomorrow I'll phone up Concerto and if they don't have it, I will have to order it and wait for another 2 weeks. Oh well.

So for now I have had to make do with the 1-minute excerpt on the BBC3 site, and the wonderful music I found on this website's pages. A whole new world is opening up for me in my old age, so please excuse my rambling on. You see, I find it pretty exciting, even if you don't. :D :D :P

* The correct term is Early Music (18/5/2008)

Current Mood: artisticcultural
Current Music: Homo fugit velut umbra - L'Arpeggiata feat. Marco Beasley
16 October 2004 @ 07:20 pm

from narvi:


You give your love and friendship unconditionally. You enjoy long, thoughtful conversations rich in philosophy and spirituality. You are very loyal and intuitive.

Find out your color at Quiz Me!

from heartofdavid:

What books, movies, and music would someone have to familiarize themselves with to "get" you? What combination of entertainment will give them insight into your head/heart?

(A lot of these are already in my interests list, but never mind.)

Books: by Virginia Woolf; Sylvia Townsend Warner; Donna Tartt; Fay Weldon (up to The heart of the country); Russell Hoban; Joke van Leeuwen; stories by Tatiana Tolstaya
the Hitchhiker trilogy (my survival guide to life); De donkere kamer van Damocles (The darkroom of Damocles); 1984; The unbearable lightness of being; The driver's seat; Housekeeping; Winter doves; Beautiful losers; Giovanni's room; Rachels rokje (Rachel's skirt - Charlotte Mutsaers); De tuinen van Dorr (The gardens of Dorr); Kleine Sofie en Lange Wapper (Little Sophie and Lanky Flop); Mieke Mom; Alice in Wonderland; Le petit prince; My friend Joe (Peter Pohl); Andersen's fairy tales; Bluebeard (Perrault)

Movies: by the Coen brothers; John Cassavetes; Claude Goretta
12 Monkeys; Amélie; American beauty; Dog day afternoon; Pulp fiction; The conversation; The unbearable lightness of being; Come back to the five and dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean; Don't look now; Repulsion; Cría cuervos; Buffet froid; Préparez vos mouchoirs; Totó le héros; L'une chante, l'autre pas; Le bal; Divided we fall; Die bleierne Zeit; Ansichten eines Clowns; Manhattan; The graduate; Harold and Maude; Some like it hot; Arsenic and old lace; Young Frankenstein; What's up, Doc; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; La grande vadrouille; Chitty chitty bang bang; Mary Poppins

Music: Lewis Furey; The Cure; The Smiths; The Doors; Japan; David Sylvian; early Roxy Music; David Bowie; Velvet Underground; Jacques Brel; Nick Drake; Spinvis; Simon & Garfunkel; Leonard Cohen; Joni Mitchell; Sandy Denny; Nina Simone; Tori Amos; Caravan; Jethro Tull; early Genesis
Uncertain smile (The The); Anchorage (Michelle Shocked); I want you (Elvis Costello); Hello it's me (Todd Rundgren); In your room (Depeche Mode)

and I would like to add:
TV series (well, why not?): The singing detective (best thing ever to have been written for television IMO); The league of gentlemen; Blackadder; Ab fab (1st season); Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman; Twin Peaks (great at first, some tedious story lines later, but a good finale); Dead like me (still waiting for the 2nd season :( ); Angels in America (3rd episode tonight!; its brilliance reminds me of The singing detective)

Current Mood: ditzyditzy
Current Music: Je m'appelle Jane - Jane Birkin