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Well, this quiz by [livejournal.com profile] hatmandu and friends has certainly fulfilled its stated goal of making me want to find out more. I don't know nearly enough about Kucinich, or indeed Gravel.

Who should you vote for?
Dennis Kucinich120
Mike Gravel108
Barack Obama101
John Edwards91
Hillary Clinton87
Rudy Giuliani-15
Ron Paul-27
John McCain-36
Fred Thompson-72
Mitt Romney-117
Duncan Hunter-132
Mike Huckabee-138
You expected: Barack Obama
Your recommendation: Dennis Kucinich

Party: Democratic


Born: 1946, Cleveland, Ohio


Family: Married three times; one daughter


Career: Radio talk-show host, lecturer, consultant


Political career: Cleveland City Council (1969); Mayor of Cleveland (1977-79); Incumbent Member of the US House of Representatives from Ohio's 10th district


Hot topic: Federally funded healthcare to all citizens


Did you know? When Kucinich refused to sell Muni Light, Cleveland's publicly owned electric utility, the Cleveland mafia put a hit on him. A hitman from Maryland planned to shoot him in the head during the Columbus Day Parade, but the plot fell apart when Kucinich was hospitalized and missed the event.


Supported by: Viggo Mortensen, Sean Penn


***

There are Obama posters popping up in Oxford already and it isn't even our election. Last night Dan and I found ourselves watching The Manchurian Candidate - the remake, that is - which I'd somehow thought was a running-and-shouting-and-exploding standard thriller. Instead it was a paranoia-filled conspiracy theory drama happening around a US election, clearly scripted by people who'd watched an awful lot of The West Wing. All the fake news footage with its clunky graphic design took me back to our all-night election party of 2004. Hey, party round mine this November! With donuts! And hopefully this one won't end in despair!

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We used to do this on the Fibbers mailing list when I was in college.

Good thing: Thank you, whoever sent the virtual flower on my infopage.

Bad thing: I just discovered Death Cab For Cutie, who I love to tiny bits, are playing the Zodiac! Right here! In Oxford! The weekend after next! But I am in sodding Ireland then. Arse, arse, arse, feck. Feck. *kicks things*

Good Things and Bad Things, anyone?
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Click here.
Take the quiz.
Post your results.
See bluedevi's results. )
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Back in January I saw [livejournal.com profile] arachne posting a list of 101 things she pledged to do within the next 1001 days. Like an alternative to New Year's Resolutions, and a more fun one in several ways, I think. You have longer than a year to think about the big things and the ones that involve lots of planning, but also it's not a case of having to keep something up for a whole year before you can say you've succeeded; when you've done one you can cross it off.

It's surprisingly hard to come up with 101 things to do, but finally my list is done. So here it is. It's in no particular order, wildly overambitious, not to mention impractical (I did try to put some practical things in there!) and reflects the amount of time I have on my hands at the moment, though I'm sure I won't always have this much. It's got small, trivial tasks and big scary tasks, things I can start on right now and things for which I've no idea where I'll get the money as yet, things I might no longer want to do in nearly three years' time - who knows? But at least it gives me something to aim for.

I tried to give measurable success conditions for them all (hence the weird "for at least three months" thing attached to some of them where it should just be "for ever". I want to cross things off as I go along, not just cross a lot of them off at the end.) I was careful not to include any new novel projects, just ones I need to finish. Starting books is easy, I do it all the time.

This post will go in my Memories and I plan to refer back to it every so often and gloat. Or weep. The deadline is Friday November 14th, 2008. (2008!)

And no, I'm not going to tell you what 93-100 are. Unless you get me very, very drunk, and maybe not even then.

Edit: Last stock-take was December 7th 2006. Bolded numbers are tasks done, in progress or which I've done a significant amount of planning for.

Edit: another stock-take on April 16th 2007, a year and two months in. 30 tasks in progress, 11 of which done. Eep! But a lot of them are big slow tasks anyway.

The tasks )

See the list of the blogger who started the whole thing (and hundreds of other lists) here.
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ARGH AM INCAPABLE OF DOING ANY WORK WHATSOEVER.

I need help to get enthused about words. What's your current favourite word and why do you like it?
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[livejournal.com profile] huskyteer had my favourite subject line of the people who've done this meme - "there are things known and things unknown, and in between is the window".

And [livejournal.com profile] offensive_mango's results diagram is great. But I'm away from my own computer so you'll have to imagine the window-shape for yourselves...

the results! )

[livejournal.com profile] juggzy made me splutter with laughter by including 'big tits' among all the other words. And like people said, the word list does suck quite a bit. Why all the similar words? Brave *and* bold, why? So. What words would you like to have seen in something like this? 'Forgetful'? 'Hedonistic'? 'Perverted'? 'Mutant freak'? 'Barking mad'?

edit: This is so amazing and trippy and beautiful and I WANT ONE. From [livejournal.com profile] gillen

home truths

Feb. 9th, 2006 03:41 pm
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Oh, and! I really like this meme thingy, the Johari Window (stolen from [livejournal.com profile] verlaine). It's about how well your idea of yourself matches up with others' views of you. The original article about it is here.

I've picked the six words from this list that I think most accurately describe me. Now I'd like you to pick six to describe me (preferably without reading the other comments, if there are any!), and when enough people have answered I'll tell you which ones I chose and we can draw a psychological diagram, with quadrants and stuff:

able, dependable, intelligent, patient, sensible, accepting, dignified, introverted, powerful, sentimental, adaptable, energetic, kind, proud, shy, bold, extroverted, knowledgable, quiet, silly, brave, friendly, logical, reflective, spontaneous, calm, giving, loving, relaxed, sympathetic, caring, happy, mature, religious, tense, cheerful, helpful, modest, responsive, trustworthy, clever, idealistic, nervous, searching, warm, complex, independent, observant, self-assertive, wise, confident, ingenious, organised, self-conscious, and witty

(I know, they're all a bit nice, aren't they?)

I don't do that tagging thing, but this is a meme I'd like to see lots of people picking up. Go on, let me tell you what I think of you.
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Your haiku:wild chili tiger
beer and six-year-old great wall
though for a drink but
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(I come back to this every few months, but most recently seen on [livejournal.com profile] wicked_wish, I think)
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Reviving an old meme because I haven't a hope of sleeping for quite some time. Type "(yourname) needs" into Google and see what you get...

Deirdre needs your votes on iRADIO LA
Deirdre needs a parent who will take responsibility and act as a parent should
Deirdre needs Ethernet support for the online Internet hookup in her residence
Deirdre needs editing due to the date change of the royal wedding
Deirdre needs to cast spells, and in order to do so she must gather chi
Deirdre needs financial assistance during a period of time reasonably necessary for her to become re-educated, gain experience, and become established
Deirdre needs a place to crash
Deirdre needs to go to the gym
Deirdre needs to be rescued from this evil that has encompassed her
Deirdre needs some clothes that would be suitable for her
Deirdre needs to be at St. Mungo's early for her class
Deirdre needs Joey's help in bringing her sister back, but first we get to watch the blonde sex fiend take a quick DP
Deirdre needs her psi
Deirdre needs to get medical attention
Deirdre needs a bulk contract with the local cleaners
Deirdre needs to explain to her family that she is not leaving home after all
Deirdre needs to write faster
Deirdre needs something strong to drink
Deirdre needs to log off

True.
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Being a collection of disjointed bits. First:

Awww. She makes me want to re-blue my hair.
(You get these from TekTek.org. Click 'create your own')

And some tickyboxes:
[Poll #609650]

I never claimed to be good at titles. I did like The End of Words, though.

And: Do you lot want to see pictures of Kyoto? Or are you sick of travelogue by now? Is it needy of me to ask? Gah, I don't know.
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Describe yourself using one band and song titles from that band

Created by naw5689 and taken 6003 times on bzoink!

Choose a band/artist and answer only in song TITLES by that band:The Smiths
Are you male or female:Sheila Take a Bow
Describe yourself:Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before
How do some people feel about you:Girl Afraid
How do you feel about yourself:Bigmouth Strikes Again
Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend:The Boy With The Thorn in his Side
Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend:Vicar in a Tutu
Describe where you want to be:Golden Lights
Describe what you want to be:Shakespeare's Sister
Describe how you live:Oscillate Wildly
Describe how you love:There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
Share a few words of wisdomMoney Changes Everything

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That last one chosen in honour of last night's film, Vera Drake, which says among other things that while money doesn't protect you from having a horrible rapist boyfriend, it can make everything else just peachy.

In which...

Jan. 8th, 2005 08:17 pm
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...I have rampant outdoor sex, get confused about the Apocalypse, say 'I' far too much, go cold turkey and have only two ideas all year long.

that 'first line of the first post of each month of 2004' meme )

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