Photo Meme thing

Oooh something to force me to use the camera!

Ask me to take a picture of any aspect of my life that you’re interested in – it can be anything from the house I live in to my favorite shoes. Leave your choice here as a comment, and I will reciprocate by taking the pictures and posting them as an entry. That way you get to know a little bit about my life, if you’re remotely interested in it.

It’s going around… (25 Things facebook meme)

As per the norm, there is no requirement to do this meme if I do, in fact, tag you. Since my livejournal imports into facebook notes, and fb is being ASSTASSTIC about not loading right now, I’ll just post this here and let RSS do the work.

Rules: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

(To do this, go to “notes” under tabs on your profile page, paste these instructions in the body of the note, type your 25 random things, tag 25 people (in the right-hand corner of the page), then click Publish.)

1. I’ve had my cats, Dayle and Sera, since 1998. That means they’ll be eleven years old this spring.

2. I started watching What Not To Wear this fall. Contrary to what I thought it would be, it has actually taught me a lot about how to buy clothes that will work for me. My slowly accumulating post-baby wardrobe is reflecting what I’ve learned.

3. I feel like I’m much thinner than photos show me to be. While this is a good thing for my general self-confidence, it’s HIGHLY unsettling when I see photos of myself.

4. If I really, truly want something, I’m pretty sure I can bring it into existence through force of will.

5. I used to read at least two or three novels a month. In the past eight months, I’ve read one. Not one a month. Just one.

6. I’ve recently noticed that my hands look older. It is weird.

7. The longest time I’ve ever lived in an apartment is 3 years and counting. I’m currently in that apartment, and up to 3 years and one month.

8. We’re going to have to move sometime in the next year. That is unfortunate.

9. I can be excessively hyper-competitive in a very passive aggressive way.

10. I get angry when I make mistakes – usually at myself, and rather unfairly most of the time.

11. I’m only getting around to playing Final Fantasy VII for the first time right now.

12. Like any new mom, I’m pretty sure my baby’s a genius. No, really. She is. Honest. And also she’s incredibly cute.

13. I sometimes zone out in the middle of conversations and miss what people say entirely. Usually I don’t get caught, however, and I can piece together what I missed once I realize I’ve done it.

14. I used to get serious headaches/migraines around once a week from the time I was 13 years old. I stopped taking the pill a couple of years ago. I have had two or three since then.

15. I want to be involved in things, but I have a lot of trouble just involving myself. I need invitations or requests to feel comfortable getting involved in stuff.

16. I hate being bored. It makes me depressed and lazy, thus turning into a deadly cycle of inaction and frustration.

17. I love video games. I like playing them (unless I’m REALLY terrible at them, then I get annoyed and throw controllers and such) but I also enjoy watching them being played. Except for WWII games, and other realistic (read: non-sci-fi) First Person Shooters, especially ones with limited storyline (Unreal Tournament, Warhawk, Q3A etc.) – those ones bore me.

18. I’ve started sneezing in the evening when I feed Lyra. It’s really weird, and has only been happening for a month or so. Hormone related, maybe?

19. It has so far taken me two days to come up with things to put in this list, and I’m only at 19.

20. I like the rain. It takes a lot of rain (like 3 weeks straight) to really start to bother me.

21. I really enjoy shooting guns.

22. There has never been a question for me of my wanting to be with Adam. I knew from the time we started dating that I wanted to be with him for the rest of my life, if he would have me. I just had to wait for him to come to the same conclusion.

23. This is a prime number. I like prime numbers. I also like numbers that are square roots. Math can be such a pretty, symmetrical thing. That said, I’m not great at math. I just like it.

24. I used to have little to no self confidence. It was a very slow, painstaking process to build it up. I have a lot now comparatively, and I take a lot of pride in the fact that I built it myself. I take pride in a lot of things I do, now.

25. I’m a night person. I do my best writing and thinking, and am the most functional, when I can stay up until late at night. Just don’t try and talk to me before I wake up in the morning. I’m scary then.

Meme (with pretty Michael Whelan artyness)

Your result for The Elemental Balance Test…

Balance

~ 63% Water ~ 59% Wind ~ 63% Earth ~ 52% Fire ~

And I know and I believe

There’s a way out to the sea of happiness

It seems your personality is in perfect harmony; your impulses are tempered with thoughtfulness, and your emotions are balanced with a healthy amount of reason.

In order to maintain that harmony, try wearing a Jade, a Chrysoprase or an Agate; all three enhance balance and stability, as does the Snowflake Obsidian that will help remain balanced during times of change.

In detail: You are more balanced than most people. Your Ground Chakra, (associated with the element of fire and representing our basic desires and driving force), your Creative Chakra, (associated with the element of earth and representing our need to preserve and grow), your Heart Chakra, (associated with the element of water and representing our sense of love and compassion), and your Throat Chakra, (associated with the element of wind and represents our desire to learn and communicate), appear to be on an equal footing with each others.

These are the results you will get if you score highly on…

None of the four elements: Balance Wind: Gust Fire: Blaze Water: River Earth: Valley Wind & Fire: Thunder Wind & Water: Clouds Wind & Earth: Canyon Fire & Earth: Lava Fire & Water: Tornado Water & Earth: Trees Wind, Fire & Earth: Storm Wind, Fire & Water: Stars Wind, Water & Earth: Forest Fire, Water & Earth: Avalanche All four elements: Harmony

Take The Elemental Balance Test at HelloQuizzy

Meme!

Your result for The LONG Scientific Personality Test…

INFP – the Healer

You are more introverted than extroverted. You are more intuitive than observant, you are more feeling based than thinking based, and you prefer to go with the flow rather than having a plan. Your type can best be summarized by the word “Healer”, which belongs to the larger group of idealists. You have a capacity for caring that is deeper than most. You strive for unity, are fascinated by the battles between good and evil, and can be something of an idealist. Only 1% of the population shares your type.
As a romantic partner, you are usually supprtive and nuturing, however, you have a high need for individuality. Harmony is extremely important to you as you are very affected by conflict and tension, which also makes you resist confronting your partner directly about problems. When you get angry, you usually blame yourself, rather than your partner. You can also be stubborn and unyielding when you feel you are being criticized or mistreated. You feel the most appreciated when your partner listens to you carefully. You need to be understood. You need to hear your partner express their feelings, the more often, the better.
Your group summary: idealists (NF)
Your type summary: INFP

Take The LONG Scientific Personality Test at HelloQuizzy

Meme

Comment and I’ll…
1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

Album Cover Meme


Elvis and Me
Elvis and Me
Photoshop Meme


Follow the instructions to create your own album cover

1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover. *I don’t like this one, as it doesn’t use specifically creative commons licensed images, and stealing licensed photos from Flickr is wrong. I reloaded until I found one that I could use under the appropriate creative commons license (to share, to remix, noncommercial.) Because I’m just that kind of girl.
Here’s attribution: Uploaded on December 27, 2007 by *RICCIO “il colore del ricordo inganna”

4. Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result as a comment in this post. Also, pass it along in your own journal because it’s more amusing that way.