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I know very little about some of the people on who read my journal. Some people I know relatively well. (Some I know too well. You know who you are.) I read your journals, or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. Perhaps you lurk, for whatever reason. But you read me and I thank you for your interest in my words.

But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. Just so the next time I see your name I can say: "Ah, there's so and so...they listen in rapture to the love-music of she-turnips." I might feel compelled to mock your musical taste, but I'll certainly remember you.

I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. If you would like, post this in your own journal and see what gems of knowledge appear.

(Yeah, so I'm a sheep. So what?)

i feel: amused amused

24 trips or shoot the rapids
From: reasdream Date: December 18th, 2007 04:00 am (UTC) (base camp)
Out of all kinds of chocolate, I like bittersweet best, then dark, and only then milk. I used to prefer sweet but now I have to have mild sweet tinged with bitter. Not sure why.
beerhorse From: beerhorse Date: December 18th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC) (base camp)
You and ahf are two women that I look up to and hope to be like someday. You both just have it so together! You're so comfortable with yourselves! I wish I could be as happy being me. :)
evilnicola From: evilnicola Date: December 18th, 2007 04:20 am (UTC) (base camp)
I did Air Force ROTC for all of high school, and would have gone onto a career in it if it wasn't for my asthma.
misoranomegami From: misoranomegami Date: December 18th, 2007 04:45 am (UTC) (base camp)


From cooking to crafting I'm sad to say I'ld rather do something myself than do it well. I'm a girl of zen crafts! Which isn't to say I don't try or I'm unhappy if it turns out well. That's just not my goal.
ariadne1 From: ariadne1 Date: December 18th, 2007 04:48 am (UTC) (base camp)
I get the complicated almost instantly but frequently miss the glaringly obvious - and I always enjoy the opportunity to laugh at myself provided by this odd little quirk :D
helwen From: helwen Date: December 18th, 2007 05:04 am (UTC) (base camp)
I've been poking around finding out more about steampunk and discovering that I was sort of dressing that way (more the aristocrat style than fantasy, with a penchant for those flat driving hats...), when I was younger. Still like a lot the same styles, but have been wearing more wash-n-wear type clothing last few years (more practical for MT work).

Some of my early influences for this? Wild, Wild West and a kid's book called Sir Kevin of Devon (medievalish, but he ends up 'doing battle' with a mechanical steam-driving monster).

Love Victorian stuff, but no time for polishing fancy furniture, so we don't have a lot of that type of thing. But we used to have what was probably a Victorian storage bench seat in the garage in the '70s that I loved and wanted to keep. Animal claw feet, dolphins on the armrests, and a green man on the seat back. Unfortunately once I got it cleaned and polished my dad thought the green man was 'evil' and 'satanic' looking, so he sold it (for way under what it was worth). Oh well.

I also like some more streamlined stuff though (esp. with an Asian influence), so it's an interesting mix of likes :)
bkdelong From: bkdelong Date: December 18th, 2007 12:09 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I am the only person in my immediate family who did not join the Army. My Mom was a Captain, my brothers both did Army National Guard. Ah - strike that. My Dad didn't either.

Lessee - I build communities for a hobby and living and use my talent of emotional intuitiveness for managing them.
baronessmartha From: baronessmartha Date: December 18th, 2007 12:37 pm (UTC) (base camp)

I think it is a really cool meme.

I like finding out little details about the people I know. I am built of circles, my life is all about circles, and I can only sometimes see things coming around again. I love music and miss hanging around singing and listening to people sing.
dyanearden From: dyanearden Date: December 18th, 2007 01:06 pm (UTC) (base camp)
My all time favorite comfort snack is green olives, cheddar cheese, and chocolate milk.
knitprincess From: knitprincess Date: December 18th, 2007 02:28 pm (UTC) (base camp)
So many things...

I keep a Sharpie in my purse at all times (you never know) and it's really hard for me to not fix grammar errors on signs, particularly that 15 items or less sign at the grocery store. It's FEWER, for heaven's sake!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 18th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC) (base camp)
You've been talking to darkwolfie, I see. He has the thing about "fewer" too -- and I share your irritation at signs. "Apostrophe S" does not a plural make!

Edited at 2007-12-18 02:32 pm (UTC)
sar_kaz_m From: sar_kaz_m Date: December 18th, 2007 03:34 pm (UTC) (base camp)
When I know something is correct, I absolutely loathe compromising. Example: the ties on Momoyama period hakama should be white. Alas, the lord I'm making them for is NOT a knight. This is driving me crazy. I actually ordered him to get knighted before Birka, so I could put the correct ties on his hakama. (yes, he's a fighter. No, no chance he'll be knighted soon).

As for musical taste, I recently received a CD of contemporary Balkan gypsy rock from a band called Kal which I cannot recommend enough.... There are songs that made you want to dance, songs that make you want to bellydance, and songs that make you want to watch Gomez and Morticia tango to...

I also have a fetish for garb shoes and boots. I now have more shoes to wear with garb than I have shoes to wear for work.

I guess that was three things.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 18th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I like to e-window shop for shoes at Zappos.com
sar_kaz_m From: sar_kaz_m Date: December 18th, 2007 04:40 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Zappos is so dangerous. Its like, if you just have to type in a credit card number, it's not real money, ha ha ha..... ;)
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 18th, 2007 04:55 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That, and they're at your doorstep a nanosecond after you release the SUBMIT ORDER button. At least shipping is free, and so are returns.
romperwebby From: romperwebby Date: December 18th, 2007 03:44 pm (UTC) (base camp)
i've had my stomach stapled, my tummy tucked, my arms tucked, and a nose job.

and i really want my thighs tucked now too.
crayolaab From: crayolaab Date: December 18th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I can't remember where I friended you from - most likely Knitting. I thought you were interesting, and you are!

I currently live near Seattle and I have two cats and a fiance, and we love to ski.
kestrel127 From: kestrel127 Date: December 18th, 2007 04:05 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I don't currently have a working personal computer. I bought Puffs with Vicks because they were the only puffs tissues left at the grocery store, which means my tissues are mentholated right now. I'm getting way too into facebook and I rather enjoyed the bacon chocolate bar.
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: December 18th, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I miss driving a car with a standard transmission. I have always found driving an automatic to be pretty boring. I would love to own a sports car but it isn't practical at the moment. I think I could have a lot of fun on a motorcycle but I can't get over my nervousness about the other drivers on the road. Maybe it is because of all the loved ones I have known who have died in car accidents.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: December 18th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC) (base camp)
One thing motorcycling has taught me is to be hyperaware of what's going on on the road. My head is on a swivel, and instead of looking where the car is going at the moment, I look ahead, as if on horseback, to where I want to go. (This was something they kept on me about in my Basic RiderCourse -- "look up! look ahead!") Riding a bike is a lot like riding a horse in that respect, and I find that even taking deep corners on my bike, because it's an upright riding position, is like taking sharp corners on horseback: I have to sit deeper in the saddle and use my hips as well as my hands to make the turn. (On sportbikes, you end up leading with your shoulders because the riding position is more forward.)

I'm willing to enable you as much as you're willing to be enabled...
booniesjen From: booniesjen Date: December 18th, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I can see how it would be similar to riding a horse. I think that similarity is the part I would enjoy. I thank you for being willing to enable me. :) But, at least for now I think I will pass.
points From: points Date: December 18th, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC) (base camp)
There's always a bigger thing to accomplish over the next hill. I'm afraid of running out of hills.
redsquirrel From: redsquirrel Date: December 19th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC) (base camp)
I had a spectacularly unsuccessful career as an opera singer. Starved with the best of 'em.
porcinea From: porcinea Date: December 29th, 2007 08:04 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I grew up on The Citadel campus.
24 trips or shoot the rapids