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When I was 23...

I nabbed this from beafarhana, because I'm prone to doing things like that. This was the deal: "You comment, I give you an age (please tell me how old you currently are so I don't inadvertently move you into the future) and you respond to the meme questions with what applied to you back then, and what's true now."

She gave me 23, so here we go!

I lived in:
Same city, same apartment building, in the apartment down the hall. We moved in just after the first was born because they're older character apartments with plenty of room for cats and babies to roam, but still within a decent neighbourhood. Not much has changed there, although we've added a couple of babies since I was 23, and so it doesn't seem quite as roomy anymore.

I drove:
Heh, actually I didn't and I still don't! I decided when I was 16 I didn't like driving, so I haven't had a license since my learner's expired.

I was in a relationship with:
I was married to the husband. We're still married, so either we're doing something right, or we just haven't managed to screw things up too badly yet. Hopefully the first one.

I feared:
Not being able to have a second child. I'd already had a c-section, which runs a small risk of preventing future pregnancies, and one of my friends was experiencing the heartbreak of infertility. Obviously, now that baby #3 is a preschooler wreaking havoc all over the place, those fears were unfounded, but at the time it was a pretty legitimate concern.
By contrast, I think most of my fears --well, worries-- now are financially related. But let's face it, if the most pressing thing in your life is a lack of money, you're doing pretty good.

I worked at:
I think this was at the tail end of me working in the call centre for Pizza Hotline. Basically I took peoples' orders and entered them into the computer. Some really fun and interesting co-workers, but it was probably the most disorganized place I've ever worked, and considering the amount of theatre and performing arts I've done, that says something.
Now I'm a full-time stay-at-home mom. Even with 3 little bosses, it's slightly more organized than Pizza Hotline.

I wanted to be:
More creative! A lot of things changed when I became a mom, and the "young bohemian" lifestyle we'd lived before finding out our oldest was no longer an option. But regular jobs and babies complicated all the performing arts stuff we'd been involved with before, because most gigs aren't very accommodating when you're not as available as the next starving artist, and I think for both of us that was a bigger adjustment than parenthood itself.
Now? I mostly want to continue where we've begun, I think. We've got our three kids, and I think the five of us are pretty happy. Obviously there are things we could use (like "more hours in the day" or "a winning lottery ticket"), but we've found a nice balance that's working for us.

2011 in Fandom

I did this Year in Fandom meme last year, and it was really fun, so I decided to bring it back this year. And, well, I thought it might be interesting to see the evolution of my fangirliness.

Your main fandom of the year?
Yeah, it'll be Doctor Who again this year. I'm pretty sure it's the only thing I've followed with any regularity in 2011, and while I have my gripes, there were some good times in there, too.

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Fun with a keyboard

Stolen from farts_r_us because it's just too random not to try.

What is your username?: _ocelott_
Spell it backwards: _ttoleco_
Spell it with your elbow: -=oferl;o9tyt=-
Spell it with your eyes shut: _ocelott_
Spell it with your forehead: p;[mzxftrftr0-
Spell it with your lips: -oc eltbt-
Spell it with your nose: -ocelott-
Slam your face into the keyboard: gftr gh

It's pictures of shiny things!

Stumbled across this meme and thought "oh hey, that sounds like fun!" Therefore, it had to be done.

The Rules:
- Answer each of the questions below using the Flickr Search engine.
- Choose a photo from the first three pages.
- Copy the URL of your favorite photo into this site: bighugelabs.com/flickr/mosaic.php
- Save mosaic to some form of photo hosting thing, and share with the world.

1. First Name
2. Favorite Food
3. Hometown
4. Favorite Color
5. Celebrity Crush
6. Favorite Drink
7. Dream Vacation
8. Favorite Dessert
9. What I Want To Be When I Grow Up
10. What I Love Most In The World
11. One Word That Describes Me
12. My LiveJournal Name

It should perhaps be noted that with me, nearly all of these answers are subject to change according to my whim. I'm not prone to having strong favourites.

1. Anna, 2. Chocolate Coma, 3. Central Park (Winnipeg Style), 4. Rainbow, 5. Moore Theater, Seattle, 6. Pina Colada, 7. Italy, 8. Ice Cream, 9. Happy!, 10. My Family, 11. Eclectic, 12. Ocelot
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Movies and fun!

1. Pick 20 of your favourite movies.
2. Find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put the title of the movie and who guessed it.
5. No Googling/using IMDB search functions. That's cheating and it ruins the fun!

1- They're break-dance fighting! (Zoolander, guessed by farts_r_us)
2- Tinsel. Not just for decoration. (The Santa Clause, guessed by farts_r_us)
3- You seem to have upset the delicate internal balance of my housekeeper. (The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, guessed by saphire_twins)
4- Being nice when you say something pricky is even prickier.
5- You know, some guys just can't hold their arsenic. (Chicago, guessed by exquisitedeath)
6- Degenerate bagheads!
7- Boy, it sure would be nice if we had some grenades, don't you think? (Serenity, guessed by saphire_twins)
8- Sir, the truth is I talk to God all the time, and no offense, but He never mentioned you. (Ladyhawke, guessed by farts_r_us)
9- We always knew you were a whoopsie. (Stardust, guessed by farts_r_us)
10- Don't, for one minute, think that you had any effect whatsoever on my panties. (10 Things I Hate About You, guessed by exquisitedeath
11- Reckon I'll leave my brains at home, then.
12- So remember kids, a stepdad is a lot like a new puppy. They need patience and love while they adjust to their new surroundings.
13- You broke my heart once. This time you missed. (League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, guessed by saphire_twins)
14- How can you read this? There's no pictures! (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, guessed by farts_r_us)
15- Good nutrition's given you some length of bone, but you're not more than one generation from poor white trash, are you?
16- It's a rock monster. It doesn't have motivation. (Galaxy Quest, guessed by farts_r_us)
17- Bad luck to have a woman on board, too. Even a miniature one. (Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, guessed by thelastdacian)
18- Aye, do, do. Take him away and feed him, for he's been in high dudgeon all morning. (1995 Pride & Prejudice miniseries, guessed by morgan_dhu)
19- Please! This is supposed to be a happy occasion. Let's not bicker and argue over who killed who. (Monty Python and the Search for the Holy Grail, guessed by farts_r_us)
20- No, no! "Rare" implies dangerously cooked. When I say rare I mean just let it look at the oven in terror, then bring it out to me.
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Look, Ma! I'm in a band!

‎1 - Go to wikipedia and hit random. The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to quotationspage.com and hit random. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days." Third picture... no matter what it is, will be your album cover. (Note: I did random on photobucket because everything on flickr seemed to be copyrighted, and I respect that stuff.)
4 - Use photoshop or similar (picnik.com is a free online photo editor) to put it all together.
5 - Post it with this text in the "caption" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

Well, here's mine. Anyone else?
not paid enough


Yes, it's a meme, but it's about books, therefore it's obviously an awesome meme. If a bit long.

1) What author do you own the most books by?
*toddles off to count*
Um, if it counts I have the complete works of Shakespeare. If it doesn't count, it's probably andpuff (Tanya Huff). She's prolific and I'm obssessive.

2) What book do you own the most copies of?
Um, I know there are a couple of Shakespearean plays I own two copies of. I also have two copies of a few books that were sent to me for review. Perhaps I should get around to reviewing them so I can do a giveaway...

3) Did it bother you that both those questions ended with prepositions?
Nope. I'm only a part-time grammar nazi.

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I am a dork

...but you all knew that already.

I've been on an icon-nabbing spree lately, so of course I had to upload a bunch of new ones. Perhaps I should, like, use my lj more often to justify this. Just a thought.

I am impressed by people who can consistently create clever and beautiful icons. They spend an evening and then load another 50 or so icons that are brilliant and ready for use. I have not these skills, so big admiration and thanks to those who do. You keep my lj pretty.

And just to keep things interesting, here's a meme!

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

Um, I have a book about goats sitting on my desk. Yes, goats. No, you don't want to know. The Goat Handbook by Ulrich Jaudas and Seyedmehdi Mobini:

"The goats are fed with household scraps and on otherwise unusused areas --for example, the edges of roads-- are tied in fields, or are herded, mostly by children or old people. Or food is collected and given to an animal that is tied or is in a stable. This form of maintenance is found not only with farm families or landless day workers and hand workers in towns, but also with city dwellers too, who must also buy the feed.

In Germany, the goat has thus earned the name "mountaineer's cow" or "railroader's cow," for in time of need, goat keeping has eased the survival of more than a few families, if indeed it has not actually made survival possible."

Well. Between the goats and my new icons, I've pretty much made the dorkiest post ever. Go me!
love letter

I don't know much about art, but this is apparently what I like

Have to admit, it was a pretty fun test. "Here, stare at art and tell us which of these you like best!" Well, ok.

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Simple, Progressive, and Sensual

21 Ukiyo-e, 6 Islamic, -9 Impressionist, -17 Cubist, -11 Abstract and 7 Renaissance!

Ukiyo-e (浮世絵, Ukiyo-e), "pictures of the floating world", is a genre of Japaneseand paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. it mostly featured landscapes, historic tales, theatre, and pleasure. Ukiyo is a rather impetuous urban culture that has bloomed in popularity. Although the Japanese were more strict and had many prohibitions it did not affect the rising merchant class and therefore became a floating art form that did not bind itself to the normal ideals of society.

People that chose Ukiyo-e art tend to be more simplistic yet elegant. They don't care much about new style but are comfortable in creating their own. They like the idea of living for the moment and enjoy giving and receiving pleasure. They may be more agreeable than other people and do not like to argue. They do not mind following traditions but are not afraid to move forward to experience other ideas in life. They tend to enjoy nature and the outdoors. They do not mind being more adventurous in their sexual experiences. They enjoy being popular and like being noticed. They have their own unique style of dress and of presenting themselves. They may also tend to be more business oriented or at the very least interested in money making adventures. They might make good entrepreneurs. They are progressive and adaptable.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test
at HelloQuizzy

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