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Because [ profile] pnkrokhockeymom  asked so nicely. ;)

Answer these in the comments, and post the questions to your own blog if you want to have others answer them for you.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) Favourite and least favourite food?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

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So [profile] madscott  had this up, and I figured, what the hell.

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 ;-)


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible (to be fair, I know I've read most, if not all of it)
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (are you kidding? that's one entry???)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (duplication much?)
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare (and yet a single Shakespeare work appears in the list)
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Total count: 25 read
(because, yo, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is part of the Chronicles of Narnia.  Can't really count it twice.)

Copy Cat

Jan. 24th, 2008 09:54 am
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Because [ profile] girlwithoutfear has one up for the U.S., I had to do this again too. (If you want to go to the northern western states sometime, [ profile] girlwithoutfear, let me know, and we might finagle a trip together. I've never been there either.)

As this map shows:

create your own visited states map

Of course, I have to do the world map as well:

create your own visited countries map

No other substance today. I'd really like to do some more traveling, though, since I'm thinking about it. Not to the northern prairies today, though. It's cold enough here.
jocelyncee: (creative)
And gratefully, I have a bit of time to do it in.

For once, I've actually managed to read my friends' page, thanks to [ profile] bluecanarykit leaving hers up and my dear one not getting off work until about 8-8:30 tonight. In so doing, I managed to leave a few snark-filled comments on [ profile] scans_daily, see some fun cats on [ profile] bentolunch, and read stuff what made me think on a couple of journals, the extents of which are to be detailed here.

First, [ profile] prettywendylady posted an.. interesting.. meme. I'm going to use it for fodder on the geek blog, since that's where all my feminism training goes.

EDIT: My first post is here [scroll down, it's about the third item]. This whole deal has spawned another post, this one much more analytical than the first, which will be published as soon as I get permission from [ profile] prettywendylady to quote her. If she doesn't want to be quoted, I'll go from there.

Secondly, [ profile] hillarygayle posted a letter to the editor from the Jonesboro Sun, which I find particularly entertaining and, well, instructive, if you want to find out the kind of place I grew up with. Apparently, in spite of all evidence to the contrary, global warming is a joke.

Also, I should clue all you, my friends and readers, into the change that has knocked my balance around somewhat. The faculty at Unnamed University where I'm getting my M.A. has decided that they are "not confident I would finish a dissertation", and therefore have declined to recommend me for the Ph.D.

I found this out a week ago, and was... disappointed, hurt, and my pride was a bit wounded.

I've not been deterred from doing a Ph.D. somewhere else, however. What this means is that I wouldn't fit into their program, which is a feeling I've been getting for some time now (two years or so), when I am willing to admit it to myself. The short version: There's not a faculty adviser who could help me study what I want to study, and there's not enough variety/flexibility in the program itself to allow me to do so in the first place.

I'm not willing to spend my time trying to manipulate the education I want from a university that can't give it too me. No blood from a stone, so to speak.

So the next little while will be spent in contemplation, deciding what I want to do, and where I need to go to get that done. My dearest one is supporting me 100%, and willing to follow, if moving is necessary to my fulfillment.

More on that situation as it arises.

Finally, I ran into something fun:

Haiku2 for jocelyncee
break i'd had my break
already though serious
work stopped friday
Created by Grahame

Enjoy, all. It's good to be back.
jocelyncee: (smart)
So, just for fun...

Muppets? )

All via [personal profile] vettecat :)  More posting later, probably.  I think I'm going back to bed now.
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Yep, it's one of those dreaded "answer a ton of pointless questions" surveys, just 'cause I like 'em.  This one's from [profile] thebookofmeg via [profile] linmeister and was found while browsing [community profile] girlgenius_lab . 

Other than pointless stuff like this, I'm just working in the library (theoretically).  Going to finish the poetry part of the M.A. Reading List today, *big plans* for tonight (see #39 in the cut) and cleaning house/finishing up Christmas shopping tomorrow.  Going to inlaws' on Sunday, back Monday.  I'll probably take a book to read anyway, if nothing else than to just have an excuse to run off for a bit iffn I need some me time.  I shouldn't, but you never know. -_-
jocelyncee: (creative)
Bunch of these... all [ profile] hillarygayle's fault. *smirk*
My 'real' Chinese Zodiac sign )
Good Cook? )
What kind of Food? )Soda! )Soul? )

I could take about a dozen more. Maybe I should include the "How addicted to Blogthings are you?" quiz.
jocelyncee: (hyper)
I was informed today that usually, a few days before a wedding, the bride enters a 'vortex' where the wedding prep basically takes over her life.

I don't know about that, but the time doesn't seem to pass quickly enough! I'm ready to do this thing, and there's three days in my way.

That being said, here's my effort to pass more time today:

As Minerva McGonagall, your strict facade is complimented by a warm heart, and you always do what is for the greater good.

Didn't do much but get me a little tickled. :)

Ah well. At least I have Joel home with me today (and tomorrow, and Friday). :) This is really nice.

Back to housecleaning. The folks are headed into town tonight.
jocelyncee: (political-poop)
Well, lookie there...

You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 9 out of 10 correct!

Of course, now I have to find out what I missed...

+ permalink to Joel's original post
jocelyncee: (good-advice)
I actually might get ahead of this thing.

When I got back from Germany in August, I was a svelte size 10 (okay, just barely, but still) and more fit than I'd ever been in my life. Walking everywhere did for me what dieting and half-spirited attempts to work out at a gym never had.

Then grad school hit.

Even though I took the bus to school for a good portion of the previous two semesters, the meagre exercise I was getting to the bus stop and back was no match for trekking it to the train station, then getting off and trekking it to the university from there. My primary transportation in Stuttgart was a good pair of shoes (leather personnel carriers, as the mil folks said) and, despite my best efforts NOT to use my car, I still wasn't getting around enough here under my own power to combat the bulge.

I'm convinced American food has more crap in it than good stuff. But I digress.

So ten months and 3 sizes later, I'm starting a new program, a synthesis of my experiences on both sides of the pond. I'm cutting back on sweets (which are MUCH sweeter here, let me tell you) and taking a couple of exercise classes through the LPRD. I don't commit to going to the gym by myself, but for some reason I can commit to a class.

I also spent yesterday on walking errands. I live two blocks from downtown, so lunch, shoe shopping and the post office run were all done on foot. I even walked up to campus (although I took the bus back due to the two bags of books I brought back with me).

I need more days like that. I don't just need to work out; I need a more active life.

And so it begins. I'll be posting my progress here, for the world to see, and for me to remember.

So far, I'm feeling pretty good.


Okay, now that that's out of the way... it's meme time! )

jocelyncee: (hydrangeas)

You're Wyoming!

With a sturdy and almost rectangular shape, you prefer to think inside
the box. People have compared you to a Volvo. But superficiality aside, you would rather
spend most of your time alone or in small groups. Large crowds make you nervous and even
likely to stampede. While this gives people a frosty image of you, you'd really rather be
out in the woods than worrying about what they think. While some people think your main
feature is a miracle, many secretly suspect that it just shows you're a crafty

Take the State Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

There are more... there's a country quiz...

You're the United Nations!

Most people think you're ineffective, but you are trying to
completely save the world from itself, so there's always going to be a long
way to go.  You're always the one trying to get friends to talk to each
other, enemies to talk to each other, anyone who can to just talk instead of
beating each other about the head and torso.  Sometimes it works and sometimes
it doesn't, and you get very schizophrenic as a result.  But your heart
is in the right place, and sometimes also in New York.

Take the Country Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid

What the hell! That's not a country!!

... an animal quiz...

You're a Rabbit!

Sure-footed and exceptional at hearing, you have a great number of
physical talents. While you do love carrots, you have an aversion to lettuce that
no one seems to really believe. Looney Tunes have been your favorite cartoons for
as long as you can remember. Though you'd never admit it, you've always wondered
what it would feel like to be thrown into a briar patch. You really like, er,
procreating, even more than most people.

Take the Animal Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

*ppfffffffffffftt*!! (spews out water she just drank)

... and potentially the best one: a book quiz:

You're Roots!

by Alex Haley

While almost everyone agrees that you're brilliant, no one knows quite
how to categorize you. Some say that you're a person with an amazing family tree. Some
say that you're just a darn good storyteller. Others say that you're both and don't much
care where to draw the line. What is known is that your people have been through a great
number of trials and that you are where you are because of hard work. You have nothing to
lose but your chains.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Okay, that was a fun 7 minutes...
jocelyncee: (ghetto)
American Cities That Best Fit You::
60% Chicago
60% New York City
60% Washington, DC
55% Boston
55% Philadelphia
jocelyncee: (sunset-cat)
That pretty much says it all. I'm going to piddle around on the computer while I wait for my sister to get ready (she's leaving this morning, and I'm going to help her clean out / load up her car (especially since she's taking some of the plunder from my first wedding shower home with her).

So, more on that later. On to the memes!

You Belong in 1975

If you scored...

1950 - 1959: You're fun loving, romantic, and more than a little innocent. See you at the drive in!

1960 - 1969: You are a free spirit with a huge heart. Love, peace, and happiness rule - oh, and drugs too.

1970 - 1979: Bold and brash, you take life by the horns. Whether you're partying or protesting, you give it your all!

1980 - 1989: Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

1990 - 1999: With you anything goes! You're grunge one day, ghetto fabulous the next. It's all good!

More later. :)


May. 11th, 2006 09:39 pm
jocelyncee: (hydrangeas)
Slow and Steady

Your friends see you as painstaking and fussy.

They see you as very cautious, extremely careful, a slow and steady plodder.

It'd really surprise them if you ever did something impulsively or on the spur of the moment.

They expect you to examine everything carefully from every angle and then usually decide against it.

After 45 minutes of random quiz-taking, thought this one was worth sharing, and asking about. Whaddaya think?
jocelyncee: (sleep)
Who wastes the most time of them all?

Track Your Visitors on a Map!

This one was too tempting. Via [ profile] hillarygayle. Promise I'll write Something Real (TM) soon.

See, [ profile] imaginekp? Babbling about KP2 isn't as bad. :)

Seriously. I should be writing papers right now. Too tired.


Okay, this is either really messed up or I'm getting more traffic than I think. 76 page views in just a few minutes??? Is that even possible???

Kind of creepy, when you think about it.

EDIT 2: By the way, if you click on this little dealie, you can see the map and leave me a comment on the map. Then I see who really loves me. ;)
jocelyncee: (goodbook)
I'm a sucker for memes. Yes. I know. This one via [ profile] phoenix_luna.

Your Celebrity Life (Girls) by cutegurlie074
State You Live In
Fav. Color
Your Boyfriend
Your Bestfriend
Your Brother
Your Sister
How You Get Around
Your Pet
Quiz created with MemeGen!

Just one thing: Does anyone else find it funny that Harry Potter's "my brother"??

P.S.: Besides Freddy Prinze, Jr., and Daniel Radcliffe, who are these other people??

Jo, disconnected from pop culture.
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Since my parents live just across the river, I thought I'd steal/share this. Thanks Kat, you crack me up. :)

P.S. It's all true
P.P.S. Joel, you have the right to make fun of me for #6. Just because I've been gone for 3 years is no excuse.


Visitor's Guide to Memphis

1. You must learn to pronounce the city name. It is "Mehmfus."

2. Forget the traffic rules you learned elsewhere. Memphis has its own version of traffic rules...the truck with the loudest exhaust goes next at a 4-way stop. The truck with the biggest tires goes after that. (Note:Blue haired ladies driving anything have right of way anytime.)

3. To find anything in Memphis it is required that you know where "Malfunction Junction" is... which is the Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end.

4. The morning rush hour is from 6:00 to 10:00. The evening rush hour is from 3:00 to 7:00. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday morning.

5. If you actually stop at a yellow light, you will be rear ended, cussed out and possibly shot.

6. You must know that "I-240" and "I-40" are the same road.

7. Construction is a permanent fixture in Memphis. The barrels are moved around in the middle of the night to make the next days driving a bit more exciting.

8. Watch very carefully for road hazards such as deer, skunks, dogs, barrels, cones, cows, horses, pot holes, cats, pieces of other cars, opossum, truck tires, raccoons, squirrels, rabbits, and crows or vultures feeding on any of these items.

9. If someone actually has their turn signal on, wave them to the shoulder immediately to let them know it has been "accidentally activated."

10. The minimum acceptable speed on I-240 is 85 mph. Anything less is considered downright sissy. This is the Memphis version of NASCAR. If considered sissy on I-240, do not even consider driving on Bill Morris Parkway/Nonconnah Parkway/385, which all happen to be the same road.

11. Never honk at anyone. Ever. Seriously.

12. If you are in the left lane, and only going 70 in a 55-65 are considered a road hazard, and will be "flipped off" accordingly.

13. Ground clearance of at least 12 inches is recommended for city driving.

14. If it's 110 degrees, Thanksgiving must be next weekend.

15. If it's 10-20 degrees and sleeting/snowing, then watch out, Memphis residents consider this "demolition derby" day and will be all over the roads (front ways, back ways, etc). Please proceed with caution as you could be their next target. Also note that the mere possibility of ice on the road will shut down all schools and most businesses until the crisis passes.

16. The "I-240/I-40 intersections" are considered one of the city's most exciting amusement attractions. Beware is not for the faint of heart!

17. Poplar Avenue and Germantown Road convert to parking lots during all holidays and weekends. Please enter these streets cautiously, find the nearest parking space and walk to the mall for the quickest access.

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I'm being 100% useless this month, especially when it comes to actually providing content on this, my LJ. This one via hpkomic on Nightgig.

the Comic
(38% dark, 34% spontaneous, 52% vulgar)
your humor style:

Yours is the most versatile and also the most popular kind of humor.
You'll crack a joke about just about anything, but you're not
mean-spirited or intimidating, so you can get away with it--even when,
for example, you bust on Mexicans.

You appreciate a good dirty joke as much as next person, but, over all,
you've got a brainier approach to humor than most. Now just go out
there and write up a routine; it's likely you'd be good at it.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Dave Chappelle - Rodney Dangerfield

The 3-Variable Funny Test!

- it rules -

If you're interested, try my latest:
The Terrorism Test

My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 15% on darkness
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 20% on spontaneity
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 79% on vulgarity
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
jocelyncee: (Default)
Usually I start off a new website with a disclaimer, something to the effect of: 'Look, here I am again, claiming a little free space on the internet, wasting my time and anyone else's who might happen to stumble across it.

My dad is an associate pastor, and went this afternoon to help out a lady who called the church for financial assistance. He said: "If I'm not back in 45 minutes, send the police after me."

So, it's like this.

via Alice:

Emo Kid
You are 28% Rational, 42% Extroverted, 14% Brutal, and 28% Arrogant.

Yes, no one reading this will understand why this is called "another" drunk post... the first 'drunk post' was never public.

Well, SBC has been a complete and utter B-U-T-T for the last six weeks now.

Not IT, just another type of 'it'... the finiancial variety.

... until I get this put elsewhere ยป Girl Genius (101).

So I get an email... "Late night. Breaking news at 5 p.m. Won't get there until verrrrrrrry late. Sorry." ... the pitfalls of dating a reporter.

That makes me happy. Vimes is my hero.


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