|Not a post, just a fun quiz
||[27 Jan 2009|01:21am]
by James Joyce
Most people are convinced that you don't make any sense, but compared
to what else you could say, what you're saying now makes tons of sense. What people do
understand about you is your vulgarity, which has convinced people that you are at once
brilliant and repugnant. Meanwhile you are content to wander around aimlessly, taking in
the sights and sounds of the city. What you see is vast, almost limitless, and brings you
additional fame. When no one is looking, you dream of being a Greek folk hero.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
|42ish isn't bad...
||[26 Jul 2008|04:29pm]
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
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 (okay., not all, but a good deal. plus sonnets!)
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 Love!
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (unfinished... but still working on it)
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 (tried, didn't get very far.)
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens (didn't finish. I just can't maintain Dickens apparently...)
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis (redundant.)
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 (HATE. hideous waste of time)
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 (the whole series!except for what his copycat son continued.)
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 (tried. got bored.)
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 (when i was little, I had a crush on Sherlock)
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
||[23 Jul 2008|09:43pm]
So not that I will never post here again, but blogger has always pretty much been my tool of choice. Therefore, most of my actual writing will be over there. Unless I have something particularly angsty or girly to express.
And yes, the web address is mispelled. and sort of weird. I was at a loss as to what to use for a title, and I happened to be drinking an off-brand imitation Sprite, called Zesty Lemon-Lime. I had no other inspiration. Unfortunately I made a phrase using a word that I hardly ever spell correctly. Dratted English.
||[05 Jan 2008|08:23pm]
In 2008, sunniegreen
Go to the old movies every month.
Put fifty musicals a month into my savings account.
Apply for a new greek.
Backup my russian regularly.
Volunteer to spend time with historical reenactments.
Cut down to ten linguistics a day.
|Rock And Roll Wedding Bells
||[14 Jul 2007|03:00am]
When I get married I am going to have an open bar.
It will only serve mocktails.
We will have a picnic. Bare feet preferred.
Formal Dress required.
The party favours will be flasks, engraved with a witty saying.
Filled with confetti.
Or sparkling water, so that attendees will think maybe there is a hope of alcohol.
I think I want to play games at some point. I don't know.
Capture the flag would be cool. Or Red rover! Or even board games. Or twister.
It will be seventeen and a half kinds of awesome. To those of us who knew to bring a flask, or who truly enjoy mocktails, it will be twenty.
Depending on how it sounds, the band will not be all together. They will be on multiple stages in a spread-out circle. Dancing goes on in the middle.
It's 3am. I was supposed to be in bed an hour ago. Crap.
||[16 Apr 2007|11:25pm]
Hey do this thing for me.... yes?
It's called a Johari Window.
The Johari Window was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in the 1950s as a model for mapping personality awareness. Just click the five things that you think describe me, and enter a name. Be anonymous if you want, it's fine by me.
If you're feeling brave, do this one for me too! Seriously!
It's a Nohari window, which is basically the same idea but negative traits instead.
|What Is Real Life, Except A Vessel For Dreaming?
||[09 Apr 2007|12:40am]
I was dancing around the bathroom earlier, cleaning things up, when I caught sight of myself in the mirror. Long skirt, flowy shirt, multiple necklaces, and a coiled gather of hair. I was radiating earth mother. In a good way, I suppose. It is just weird to turn around and unexpectedly see oneself in a different light. Every so often in life there is evidence of growth.
Easter is here, Paul was a trooper and didn't fall asleep or anything. Last night church was from eleven thirty (pm) until four (am). Repetitive Greek Easter service. Freezing weather. Strange food afterward, and not as much cheese as they usually provide. The day was spent in Jacksonville, at the mall and the bookstore and adjacent to a McDonalds. A strange but lovely day. I especially like being together in bookstores. The wandering, interceptions by the classics or the magazines. Being able to sit in a aisle and read ten feet apart. Loaning pens (which I don't recall getting back...) and writing down titles or authors. Spending two hours in literary bliss when it only feels like forty-five.
Right now I am dying for the rest of my hamburger, from our post-Easter entry back into the world of omnivore-ism, but I want it to be for lunch tomorrow. I had ice cream and pie instead. Alas it did not satisfy my craving. I still want to go in there and devour my delicious hamburger.
When I am older, I want to have multiple Christmas trees. As many as is financially reasonable. I love the trees. Maybe potted trees or something. Being a glutton for doomed trees seems like it isn't very nice. I also plan on stealing Rachel's idea for abandoning every other Christmas. Well, not quite abandoning. We will take the money that would have been spent on presents and take a trip instead. No fake trees. No matter how guilty I feel about supporting tree-murders, I cannot and will not abide fake trees and pine scent from a spray can.
X-posted to the bloggie. I think the blog was added to, as well.
|Who where in the what now?
||[17 Mar 2007|11:28pm]
The Everything Test
There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all
Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)
|You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about others than concerned about self, more atheist than religious, more dependent than loner, more lazy than workaholic, more traditional than rebel, more artistic mind than engineering mind, more cynical than idealist, more leader than follower, and more extroverted than introverted.|
As for specific personality traits, you are intellectual (93%), adventurous (75%), greedy (68%), religious (60%).
|College Student||63%|| |
Your political views would best be described as Libertarian, whom you agree with around 74% of the time.
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Upper Class. You make more than 0% of those who have taken this test, and 88% less than the U.S. average.
TAKE THE TESTbrought to you by thatsurveysite
|If your life was a movie, it would be rated PG.|
By the way, your hottness rank is 62%, hotter than 88% of other test takers.
I've got some definate issues with the Athiest accusation, and the Extrovert thing. Buut I like a lot of the other results. Am I being closeminded because it did not agree with what I think of myself? I don't think so. I've never ever been accused of being an extrovert. Or an Athiest.
However, cool test. I like that I ranked for "Old Geezer".
Also, might see Appleseed Cast next week! whee!
|then, then, now
||[12 Mar 2007|02:26am]
-----------------10 years ago-----------------------
1.) How old were you? 11
2.) Where did you go to school? Valley View Elementary. (Royal Oaks for GATE. Yay!)
3) Where did you work? Unemployed. Child labour laws and such.
4.) Where did you live? Duarte, with the family. And our Eucalyptus tree, and our Collie dog.
5.) Where did you hang out? on the streets, usually at Rachel's house.
7.) Who were your best friends? Rachel, Didn't know Crystal well, and Natalie was still sort of an enemy. Haha.
10.) What car did you drive? my barbie sports car <--- I still have my barbie car! Mine was a jeep though.
11.) Had you been to a real party yet? Depends on what a "real" party is. No booze parties.
12.) Had your heart broken? At 11? No.
14)Single/Taken/Married/Divorced/Bitter: single. haha. I think dating before you can drive is sort of ridiculous.
----------------5 years ago----------------------
1.)How old were you? 16
2.) Where did you go to school? DHS
3.) Where did you work? Didn't. I was a bum thru most of HS.
4.) Where did you live? At home, same house as before.
5.) Where did you hang out? Tapioca express, School (since we were ALWAYS at school for dork activities), on the streets with JJ and Banjj, and probably other places.
7.) Who were your best friends? It was a weird time.
8.) Who was your crush? The closest I got was Haig/Joe and Jonjon. Haha. But it wasn't that serious.
9.) How many tattoos did you have? None
10.) How many piercings did you have? two
11.) What car did you drive? whichever one was at home, at least until I crashed the van.
12.) Had you had your heart broken? no
13.) Single/Taken/Married/Divorced/Bitter: single
1.) How old are you? 21
2.) Where do you work? Staples Retail Whoredom
3.) Where do you live? With the Family, in North Carolina. Never saw that coming.
4.) Do you wear glasses? yup! since, like, ever.
5.) Who are your best friends? Rachel, Crystal, Natalie.
6.) Do you talk to your old friends? At every opportunity.
7.) How many piercings? two
8.) How many tattoos? None!
9.) What kind of car do you drive? Honda Civic Hybrid.
10.) Has your heart been broken? Nope. So far so good.
11.) Single/Taken/Married/Bitter? consumed.
|39 out of 100. Not great.
||[23 Feb 2007|10:40pm]
Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole (I've got books I've READ that I wish I had used a 10 foot pole to avoid, thus they are both BOLD and STRICKEN, -KC), put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of.
1. +The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown) [I LOVE a good conspiracy theory. This was crap. Written like a middle school girl. Pages of heinous description and a weak chain of stupid whodunnitness. Hate hate hate.]
2. +Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. +To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee) [I hated Scout. Loved Atticus though.]
4. Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)[I... Um... Didn't know it was a book. I could give that a try, but I'll be imagining Clark Gable the whole time.]
5. +++The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien) [Seriously, I have three sets of LOTR.]
6. +++The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. +++The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. +Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. *Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. *A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. +Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. +Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. *A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. +Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)[Saw the miniseries. Wow. It was like, forever long and stuff. M-O-O-N spells OhMyGodPleaseLetThisBeOverAndDidTheySeriouslyIntendForHerHairToLookLikeThat? And yet it was endlessly amusing. Endlessly. As in never ending. But funny.]
19. +Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. +Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. +++The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)[Almost hated it. Was Talked out of it. Really great adolescent train of thought writing, regardless.]
23. +Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. +Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. +The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. +Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. +The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. +East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom) [Read this from our bookrack at work]
31. +Dune (Frank Herbert)[Lovelovelove. But never ever would read the younger Herbert's attempt at extemding the series. Bah.]
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. +Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand) [I like crazy politics. And I like Ayn. i used to think the name was Aynd Ran.]
34. +1984 (Orwell)
35. +The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. *The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. *The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. *I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. *The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)[Also from the bookrack. I love it when days are slow]
46. +Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) [No offense to the book. But it's just too sad.]
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. +A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens) [Tried it. But not dedicatedly yet.]
53. +Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. Great Expectations (Dickens) [I have tried three different Dickens' so far. I just cannot finish them. I like the writing, but it is like having Pizza every day. Yes, you love it. But after page 246 you reallyreallyreally could kill someone for a carrot stick.]
55. +The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. +Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. +The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)[LOVELOVELOVE. Best love story I've read in almost ever.]
61. +Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)[I love Russian lit. I'm afraid to take a class because I might die of happy, or have the appreciation beaten out of me.]
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand) [I'll never finish it.]
63. +War and Peace (Tolstoy) - About a third of the way through and I love it! But it's so looong.
64. Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. +One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. +The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller) [The sequel wasn't as charming.]
69. +Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje) [I remember this movie being long, and a guy being in a cave for a really long time. And then getting tired of waiting for him to get out of the cave. But I liked the time period. I hope the book is more ... active.]
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. *The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White) [I just can't care that much about a pig and a spider. I don't know why.]
81. *Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. +Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. *Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. +Emma (Jane Austen)
86. Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)[Intrigued by the beginning. Bored at the middle. Confused at the end. I either hated it, or am seriously missing some of the message. I'm not sure.]
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. *Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)[I don't know why I would reject it, but it looks untrustworthy,]
91. *In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. +Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. +The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Robert Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. *A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. +Ulysses (James Joyce)
||[13 Feb 2007|12:13am]
I am the person who goes through the Chinese food leftovers and eats all the chicken and cashews and mushrooms, but leaves the weird crunchy vegetable medley. What are those filler things that they try to pass off as edible? It’s all about the chicken. Or whatever meat you happen to have ordered. Not that you’d ever really know what sort of meat you ended up with, barring an official notice from the health inspector.
||[24 Jan 2007|12:50pm]
Sonya: dun dundun, dun dun da-dun.
I wonder if any bride has ever walked down the aisle to the Star Wars theme?
Rachel: hee hee. I am sure of it. there are sperm cooking sites, nothing is impossible
Sonya: it would be more impressive if she was lowered in, or flown across the room
like she was a spaceship or something
Rachel: hee hee or if she walks in like normal and suddenly is caught in the tractor beam and then freed by her jedi
Sonya: the jedi would take her to bridesmaids in Naboo battle gear?
Rachel: and then one of the maids throws off her disguise and behold! the REAL brideSonya: the groom would obviously be a jedi, but would you want to be married by Yoda or Qui Gon or Kenobe?
Rachel: hmmmm I think Yoda, Kenobe is the best man, and Qui Gon is the ring Bearer
Sonya: I think that the guests should not be warned
it should appear as though it is a prefectly normal wedding
Rachel: of course not
Sonya: until Bam! choreographed mayhem!
Rachel: and they CANNOT be prepared for Darth Vader and the Sith Lord to come raging through the crowd
followed by some kindly storm troopers with heart attack medicine
Sonya:yessss. and two storm troopers have to reveal themselves to be Luke and Han Solo
Rachel: hee hee yes!
Sonya: after "capturing" the bride and groom
and they should all escape the ceremony (the marriage bit took place after the first battle) by dressing as Wookies
and as everyone is watching the bride and groom run away in wookie suits, the other actors/friends should leave sneakily
and so when everyone turns back to the front, there is no one there, or maybe just a lone priest, who dismisses them calmly
|Happy New Year!
||[01 Jan 2007|09:56pm]
In 2007, sunniegreen
Tell my family about artistic endeavors.
Apply for a new theatre.
Go to the quantum mechanics every month.
Admit my true feelings to crimsonkat
Find a new procrastination.
Cut down on my cycling.
||[27 Nov 2006|10:58pm]
It's funny, the way one can talk about a person to her(or his) best friends using every superlative imaginable, and yet feel incapable of saying it to his(or her) face.