sylvar: (Default)
I was tagged by [profile] quaryn_dk .
[Bad username or unknown identity: ]I'm not tagging anyone -- do this if you like. I know there's certain people whose answers will be interesting.

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me.  You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)".

[ I'm using songs the Beatles recorded, including covers. ]

The Beatles

Here, There, and Everywhere

I Am the Walrus

I'm So Tired

Across the Universe

Memphis, Tennessee

Drive My Car

Golden Slumbers

Don't Ever Change

Good Day Sunshine

I'm Only Sleeping

The Fool on the Hill

Think For Yourself

We Can Work It Out

Tomorrow Never Knows

Honey Pie

You Know What To Do

All Things Must Pass

Please Please Me

The Inner Light

Leave My Kitten Alone

It's Only Love
sylvar: (Default)
[When reposting, please link to ]
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE, and strikeout the books you read but didn't like.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read only 6 or less and make them read.

[I've read only parts of some of these, so I've bolded only parts of them, roughly proportionally.]

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 B
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. Comp
lete Works of Shakespeare
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 Hitchhiker'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
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. O
ne 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 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' 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
99. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100. Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
sylvar: (Default)
The rule is simple: Don't use the same answers as the person you swiped it from.

1. Name something a claustrophobic person should not get into:
a monogamous relationship

2. What one thing does a woman spend the most time on when getting ready to go on a date?

3. What is a Spanish word that everyone knows the meaning of?

4. Name something in your bathroom that you leave plugged in all the time?
clock radio

5. Besides golfers, what is something you see on a golf course?

6. Name a household chore you actually enjoy:

7. Name something you walk out on:
front lawn

8. Name a place where you see nervous people:
Death Row

9. Name something that can be cherry flavored.
Rita's italian ice

10. Complete this phrase: "I’ll never forget my first _____":

11. Name another word for "Dad":

12. Name another word for "Mom":

13. Name something a married couple might want to have 2 of:

14. What is the first part of a person’s body to lose the war with gravity?

15. Name something that is sold by the bunch:
panties (at least, I tend to get mine in a bunch)

16. What age would you retire if you had enough money?
50, maybe

17. Name something you find on a kitchen table:
a cat who knows better and doesn't care

18. Name something that rhymes with “dizzy”:

19. Tell me how many people you kissed last New Year’s Eve:
can't remember, dammit

20. Name something you see in a jail cell:
Dubya's future

21. Name a month with 31 days:
I shall call it Benuary.

22. Name an occupation where you might work all night:
sylvar: (Default)

I am Elinor Dashwood of Sense & Sensibility! I am practical, circumspect, and discreet. Though I am tremendously sensible and allow my head to rule, I have a deep, emotional side that few people often see.

I am Elinor Dashwood!

Take the Quiz here!

I've never read any Austen, not more than a few pages anyway. Maybe I'll have to give this one a try...
sylvar: (Default)
From the You might be a Floridian if... Facebook group, with my comments in italics.

And a few more from the Miami group:

You know you're from Miami when...
  • you live 15 minutes from the beach, but you never go
  • the car behind you honks their horn because you stopped at a red light
  • you know you can't get a job without speaking Spanish
    *Some* Spanish, at least.  For crying out loud, if you've lived somewhere for a year or more and you haven't learned to speak your neighbor's language well enough to greet someone and ask politely if they know your language, you're being rude.  That goes for anyone anywhere.
  • you instinctively buy gallons of water during hurricane season, just in case
    It's not instinct, it's on the checklist that you can pick up for free at any grocery or hardware store.
  • you're so used to craziness that very few things surprise you anymore
    Lemma: you know that Carl Hiaasen writes nonfiction, mostly.
  • you know never to buy mangos or avocados at a grocery store because you grow them in your backyard
    We had a huge mango tree in our backyard and our neighbor had enough avocado trees to bathe in guacamole.  We also had a grapefruit tree, a navel orange tree, and a tangerine tree -- until the county came and took them away during yet another citrus canker eradication.
  • your shrimp, lobster, and designer purses all come from one place: some guy's trunk in Hialeah
    LOL.  I've never bought any of these for myself, being a guy and vegetarian before I could drive -- but maní, definitely.

  • you have to put on the invitations "starts at 2:30pm " when the event really starts at 3:30pm just so people actually get there on time.
    Or you've shown up at 7:00pm when the invitation said 7:00pm, and the host was almost as confused as you were.
And some of my own: you know Miami Spanglish if...
  • You invite friends to "pass by" instead of "come over".

  • Nothing you can buy at Starbucks will ever be as sabroso como una colada de café, or as cheap.

  • You've pointed at something and asked ¿Quejeso?

  • This example makes perfect sense: "I shared a duplex con my familia but other amigos I knew rentaron un efiche. They had to pagar casi the same and had solo one cuarto! Days después I got mi tarjeta con el número del Social and a few semanas later pude landear un better job."

  • And even if you don't know proper Spanish, you've learned how to pronounce cafetería, and you know what you'll find in a carnecería, in a mueblería, and in a ferretería.
sylvar: (Default)

Your Score: Jimmy Stewart

You scored 4% Tough, 14% Roguish, 71% Friendly, and 14% Charming!

You are the fun and friendly boy next door, the classic nice guy who still manages to get the girl most of the time. You're every nice girl's dreamboat, open and kind, nutty and charming, even a little mischievous at times, but always a real stand up guy. You're dependable and forthright, and women are drawn to your reliability, even as they're dazzled by your sense of adventure and fun. You try to be tough when you need to be, and will gladly stand up for any damsel in distress, but you'd rather catch a girl with a little bit of flair. Your leading ladies include Jean Arthur and Donna Reed, those sweet girl-next-door types.

Find out what kind of classic dame you'd make by taking the Classic Dames Test.

Link: The Classic Leading Man Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
sylvar: (Default)

The question is, what runlevels is it associated with? 

And now to get back to work...
sylvar: (Bridget Jones)
I got 80.6% Correct at

90+: World-class musical abilities
75+: Excellent musical abilities
60+: Good musical abilities
Less than 50%: You may have a pitch perception deficit

And no, they don't make it easy to blog your results, but it was fascinating stuff. I suspect I'd fare somewhat better with decent headphones (not crappy laptop speakers) and a more useful mental state.

I'm curious to see how all y'all do... and [ profile] momster1 and [ profile] mattyo3000, that includes you guys!
sylvar: (Babylon 5: Delenn/Lennier: She's wrong)
A - Available: If [ profile] turtlebat23 approves of you. She was there first and she takes pride in being a pretty good judge of character.
A - Age: 32
A - Alcohol: Ethanol, please. 1996 Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay, if you can find some.

B - Best feature: I sure hope it's not my singing voice.
B - Beer: Samuel Smith's Oatmeal Stout
B - Birthday: August 25

C - Crush: Jian Ghomeshi
C - Candy: Lindt 85%-cocoa chocolate
D - Day or night: It's 6AM when I'm writing this, you figure it out.
D - Dream Car: Something needing almost no maintenance or gas.
D - Dream Relationship: Relationship, singular? Though I do think [ profile] dragonbane has a point.

E - Egg nog: Ew.
E - E-mail: One of the first things I do in the morning.

F - Favorite Color(s): Cobalt blue, silver, and shiny black like Guildenstern's fur.
F - Favorite Band: Brown Derbies, if I have to pick just one. I mostly listen to mashups and a cappella.
F - Favorite Food: I'm not sure I have one.

G - Gummy Bears or Worms: Doesn't matter to me.
G - Giver or taker: I could go either way.

H - Height: Six three, six four, somewhere in there. Depends on my posture.
H - Happy: Often.
H - Heads: I always thought of it as a mass noun, but either way...

I - Ice Cream: Mint chocolate chip, unless it's green. Stay away from green mint chocolate chip ice cream and green key lime pie and you'll never go too far wrong.
I - Instrument: I know my way around a keyboard, but I think my voice is better than my skills on any external instrument.
I - Idol: My mom. When people ask me what religion she is, I say "saint".

J - Jewelry: None. We spent hundreds on a wedding ring to replace one my dad lost, and then I managed to lose it. I might find it when we're moving, but if not, I'm thinking it just wants to stay lost.
J - Job: Technologist (systems librarian)
J - Jail: Went there on a field trip. No, really.

K - Kids: Never, and I've got the tiny scar to prove it.
K - Kickboxing or karate: Walking away. If necessary, running away.
K - Kindergarten: Combined with first grade. When I got bored with kindergarten stuff, I did the first-grade work too. Went from K to 2.

L - Longest Car Ride: Two weeks of driving punctuated by occasional walks around campus.
L - Lust: Constantly.
L - Love of your life: My heart is a timeshare with no occupancy limit. (And it's also a four-chambered blood pump. Metaphor has its limits.)

M - Meat: No thanks. I'm not militant, though, and have cooked a reportedly very tasty turkey for Thanksgiving.
M - Most missed person: Who could pick?
M - Movie Last Watched: I don't know. It's been a while.

N - Number of Siblings: One ([ profile] mattyo3000).
N - Number of Tattoos: None.

O - One wish: Effortless learning.
O - One regret: That a certain someone is so strictly monogamous, and yet loves me so much, that she'd never actually get involved with me.

P - Part of your appearance you like best: A wryly arched eyebrow.
P - Perfectionist: Pshaw.

Q - Quick or Slow: Quick, I guess.
Q - Quick..something random: LET X = RAND(0)

R - Reason to smile: Coffee.
R - Reality TV Shows: Aptly misnamed.
R - Random...What do you think of when you think about sex? Women, mostly.

S - Song Last Heard: Some sort of Harry Potter filk, no doubt.
S - Season: to taste.
S - Shoes: Skechers

T - Time you woke up: 5:40am
T - Time you went to bed: 11pm
T - Time Now: 6:26am
T - Time for bed: Probably.

U - Unpredictable: a rather important quality of a one-time pad.
U - Underwear currently: none.

V - Vegetable you love: Fresh spinach with shredded carrots, julienned jicama, and some soft crumbly cheese.
V - Vacation: Great, now I've got that song stuck in my head.
V - Virgin: The other white meat.

W - Worst habit: Forgetting what not to say or do.
W - Where are you gonna travel next? Oldsmar, in about half an hour.
W - Weather: Ideally, high 60s, low 70s, and sunny, with rain at night to keep it all green.

X - X-tra special someone: Everyone who voted.
X - X-rays: 1 nanometer, give or take an order of magnitude

Y - Year it is now: Worst. Survey. Question. Ever.
Y - Yellow: The color key lime pie SHOULD be.

Z - Zodiac: Full of hot air, especially in summer. But they'll keep you afloat, which is more than a horoscope will.
Z - Zany: Sometimes, yes.
sylvar: (Me: Ignatius J. Reilly)
[ profile] argentee told me about this one...

You paid attention during 100% of high school!

85-100% You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high! Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
Create a Quiz

sylvar: (Default)
Are you spoiled? -- the long version )

Now here's the short version:

[ ] Do you have access to fresh running water?
[ ] Do you have the option of sleeping indoors?
[ ] Can you generally find food to eat?
[ ] Do you have the time to do LiveJournal memes?

If you answered yes to any of the above, you're spoiled compared to millions of people.
If you answered yes to ALL of the above, you're spoiled compared to a few billion people.
sylvar: (Hmmm. (Giles))
[ profile] foozini made me do it, so there. How apt. Ashoka is also my favorite charity. )
sylvar: (Default)
To my heterosexual friends: Please overlook the somewhat arch tone of these questions. I would like it very much if you would try to give honest, thoughtful answers to these questions.

Thank you very much!

The Heterosexual Questionnaire
  1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?

  2. When and how did you decide you were a heterosexual?

  3. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?

  4. Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?

  5. If you have never slept with a person of the same sex, is it possible that all you need is a good Gay lover?

  6. Do your parents know that you are straight? Do your friends and/or roommate(s) know? How did they react?

  7. Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Can't you just be who you are and keep it quiet?

  8. Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex?

  9. Why do heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into their lifestyle?

  10. A disproportionate number of child molestors are heterosexual. Do you consider it safe to expose children to heterosexual teachers?

  11. Just what do men and women do in bed together? How can they truly know how to please each other, being so anatomically different?

  12. With all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiraling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?

  13. Studies show that lesbians have the lowest incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. Is it really safe for a woman to maintain a heterosexual lifestyle and run the risk of disease and pregnancy?

  14. How can you become a whole person if you limit yourself to compulsive, exclusive heterosexuality?

  15. Considering the menace of overpopulation, how could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual?

  16. Could you trust a heterosexual therapist to be objective? Don't you feel s/he might be inclined to influence you in the direction of her/his own leanings?

  17. There seem to be very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been developed that might enable you to change if you really want to. Have you considered trying aversion therapy?

  18. Would you want your child to be heterosexual, knowing the problems that s/he might face?

sylvar: (Default)
Click here.
Take the quiz.
Post your results.
See sylvar's results. )
sylvar: (Default)
[ profile] gardenwaltz tried this, so I guess I will too.

Please pick five or six words at the following URL that you think describe me. As more people add their thoughts, a more complete picture will emerge.

If you want, I'll do the same for you.


Jan. 16th, 2006 11:38 am
sylvar: (Default)
The problem with LJ is we all think we are so close, but really we know nothing about each other. So I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
sylvar: (Default)
You scored as Linguistics. You should be a Linguistics major!






























What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3)
created with

Good thing they didn't ask "Would you like to get a degree that leads to actual employment in your field of study?"...

November 2010

21222324 252627


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 24th, 2017 06:51 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios