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Does this surprise anybody? It shouldn't.

What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Literature Nerd

Does sitting by a nice cozy fire, with a cup of hot tea/chocolate, and a book you can read for hours even when your eyes grow red and dry and you look sort of scary sitting there with your insomniac appearance? Then you fit this category perfectly! You love the power of the written word and it's eloquence; and you may like to read/write poetry or novels. You contribute to the smart people of today's society, however you can probably be overly-critical of works. It's okay. I understand.

Gamer/Computer Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Social Nerd
Anime Nerd
Drama Nerd
Science/Math Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quizzes for MySpace

I wanna go read now. ;_;
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Wow...I stole this from [livejournal.com profile] morrghan92, and it is frighteningly accurate. I've gone through and italicized the bits that I found most accurate about me:

I am more than a number! )

And that's all for now. It's time to try to get this paper written.
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Purgatory! )
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Aaaaaand...we're back!

My new laptop, affectionately named "Carpet Ship," came in today. It arrived about three days before we expected it, and I couldn't be happier. Setting it up for wireless was nice and easy, and it has this nifty little mouse-like thingy in the middle of the keyboard that I can use instead of the touchpad. Huzzah! Touchpads are evil.

Sadly, I am beginning to realize the devastating effect that my other laptop going "boom" will have. All of my bookmarks are gone. All of my downloads are gone. Many story notes will have to be retyped. I have to reload Word, because WordPad is teh suck. However, we will soldier on!

I have been highly productive today. I weeded this morning, did dishes, did laundry, folded/hung up and put away all of the laundry that was in the master bedroom (and that took a while, let me tell you), knitted a little bit on the sock I'm working on, and attempted to practice driving. I need lots more practice. I also went shopping with Alex, and we bought (among other things) scone mix, Devon clotted cream, and blackcurrant jam. England has given us non-diet-friendly tastes.

Now that I have Carpet Ship, I really feel that I can start writing. I know, I know--I feel that way about every notebook I purchase, every new gadget I get that has any word processing capability whatsoever, every nifty new kind of pen that I buy from the art store. But, if I really want to be a published author, I really do need to discipline myself and get to it. Organizing my office is part of this process. My desk is a mess again, for instance, and it must be cleaned. However, many things get in the way of writing. But if I can weed for an hour every morning, surely I can write for an hour as well? Writing is harder than weeding.

Alex has been using Pirates of the Carribean to set up the sound on the receiver in the living room. This amuses me.

I'm sure that there are more entertaining things to say, but I can't think of them at the moment. I leave you with this meme:

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] barbara_the_w
Rules: If you're tagged you must list 6 random facts about yourself, then tag 6 people to do this meme.
1) I am at my most amusing when I am sleep-deprived.
2) I have wanted to be a redhead since before I can remember, and I have always been jealous of redheaded people.
3) I always want to be different and original, and it frustrates me when I can't be.
4) I believe that I own more blank books than I can fill up in a lifetime of scribbling.
5) I doodle obsessively.
6) I am still shocked at myself when I swear in front of my mother.

Tagging: [livejournal.com profile] naelany, [livejournal.com profile] brightshadowsky, [livejournal.com profile] saraphina_marie, [livejournal.com profile] arianadream, [livejournal.com profile] buneater, [livejournal.com profile] fearga
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Greetings, all. I have returned, happily, from visiting my many relations in northern California. While I love them all dearly, they tend to encourage unhealthy habits in me. I spent the week sitting on my butt, eating bad-for-me food, and inhaling cigarette smoke. I really wish Grandma would quit. I would mind less if I didn't have to breathe it and if all of my clothes and other items didn't smell like smoke when I got home. -_-;; Other than these minor irritations, the week was pretty fun. It would have been more fun if I hadn't been PMSing and missing Alex. (I apologize if this is too much information, but PMSing means irritable Elfie who cries at the slightest provocation. Not a good thing this time around.) I did enjoy talking to my relatives, and I'm over halfway done with the first sock of the pair that I'm knitting for my sister-in-law for Christmas. Accomplishments! I also cooked dinner one night, making my now-famous chicken saltimboca. Alex and I always cook chicken saltimboca when we're at other people's houses--it tends to impress people, and it's easy to make. An added advantage is that I have yet to meet a person who doesn't like it.

Also, [livejournal.com profile] buneater, I have started reading Pride and Prejudice. The reason why I direct this especially to you is because it amused me to learn that the main character's name is Elizabeth (also called Lizzy), while her older sister is named Jane. That gave me a bit of a chuckle. The book is good, if you like that sort of thing, which I do. Alex has informed me that he detests Jane Austen in all her forms. That's all right; he doesn't have to read Jane Austen. I, on the other hand, will be reading all of her books one by one.

Alex has also informed me that he has finally finished reading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. I shall probably be finishing that within the next few days, interrupting my reading of Pride and Prejudice to do so. I usually like to finish one book before starting another, but if I wait to read Half-Blood Prince until after I finish Pride and Prejudice, my father will explode from unspoken spoilers. He has been very considerate about not talking about Half-Blood Prince around me, but I don't want to keep him silent too much longer. That would be cruel. Besides that, I'm really looking forward to reading it.

In other news, we will be boarding a cat for about the next three weeks. We're picking her up this week. My mom-in-law is moving into a new house, and she has been offered a cat. Unfortunately, the cat is available before the remodeling on the house will be finished, so she needs a place for the cat to be until the house is ready to be lived in. "Ah!" thought Alex and I. "We wanted to know how Loki would deal with another cat in the house, anyway! What a perfect opportunity!" We'll be meeting with the kitty's current owner before we bring her home so that we can talk about any special needs and habits that the kitty may have. I'm pretty excited. If Loki deals well with a housemate of his own species, Alex says that we might get him a little sister. I think we'll call her Freya. This would be highly appropriate as, if I recall correctly, the Norse goddess's chariot was drawn by a team of cats.

As well as finishing Half-Blood Prince, Alex also did lots of work and laundry while I was away. I am grateful. The house is still a bit messy, but that's normal. Heh.

I think it will take about a week for me to get the smoke out of my lungs, but I already feel better now that I'm home. School starts in two weeks. Begin countdown.

I'll be continuing to catch up on my e-mail and friends page, so watch your space.

Addendum to [livejournal.com profile] buneater: Just as a noodge in your direction: Jane. Jane, Jane, Jane. *emits psychic rays*

In conclusion, I rock:

You scored as D'Artagnan. You are D'Artagnan, the brash Gascon who embodies the high ideals of the Musketeer. You are sometime your own worst enemy, but your motives are pure and your character is unimpeachable. You are destined for great things and passionate (though often ill-fated) love.












Edmund Dantes






Which Dumas character are you?
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I have, however, lost my Jeep Jamboree Report Papers in my cleaning frenzy. I'll just spring the rest of the report on you when you least expect it.

Yes, I said cleaning frenzy. I got sick and tired of my house and office being a sty, and so I decided to do something about it. Alex and I both did a lot of sorting and neatening yesterday. There's still a lot to do, but I almost have a desk now! There are still a few papers and things to take care of, but I've unburied most of the desktop and filed many papers away. I also finally labeled all of my filing folders, so I can find things when I want them. Once I'm done clearing the surface, I get to deal with all the things stacked around the desk. Much of this can be gotten rid of simply by returning other people's possessions. I had no idea I still had this stuff. My friends will be glad to get their books back.

Other tasks accomplished yesterday were laundry and dishes. I need to do a huge amount of cleaning before I can even think about vacuuming. This is rather sad, as Loki has deposited his fur absolutely everywhere.

I am also way behind on my correspondence. I found a letter from an old friend of mine from over a year ago, and that reminded me that, not only do I need to write to her, I also need to e-mail several people who I've lost touch with, including my aunt. I also need to write my latest letter for [livejournal.com profile] jane_of_letters. I've started it, and I've jotted down lines that must be included, but I haven't finished it. With any luck, I'll be posting that this weekend.

Other writing has occurred, but sporadically. I really need to work more on Swashbuckler Files, which is part of the reason for my office-cleaning. Working on writing in front of the television doesn't really work for me, and having my workspace set up to actually get work done should be helpful.

I have also been thinking about exercising. ([livejournal.com profile] arianadream mocks me for thinking about situps and drinking fitness water. Melon-flavored Propel is yummy!) I have a mat that I can use for stretches and crunches, so I just have to choose a routine, start it, and stick with it. Of course, that describes most of my life. Self-discipline is definitely not one of my strengths.

I was thinking about joining Secret Pal 6, but I'm really not sure. It sounds like fun, but I'd almost rather set up something with someone I know. Plus, I'm not sure how Alex would feel about me giving my address to complete strangers.

Strange thought: What would an incomplete stranger be like?

And now, that meme that I've been sitting on for ages. For those who have forgotten, here are the questions that I'm answering for each person:

1. Reply with your name and I will write something I like about you.
2. I will then tell what song reminds me of you.
3. I'll tell you what flavor of ice cream you would be.
4. I will try to name a single word that best describes you.
5. I'll tell you the most memorable moment I've had with you.
6. I will tell you what color you remind me of.
7. If I were to apply an o'clock to you, I'll tell you what it would be.

Kari! )

Karin! )

PezCat! )

Also, Zach? You left your name, but I need confirmation as to which Zach you are before I can do this meme for you. Think of how embarrassing it would be (for me) if I posted memorable moments for the wrong Zach!

Time to go and finish my tea. Mmm...chai...


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