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Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] jennlynnfs because I know I'm bad at updating things:

You know how sometimes people on your friend's list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when are they working THERE? Since when are they dating HIM/HER? since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you *should* already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy mine below, erase my answers putting yours in their place then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration! One-Word-Answers seldom help anyone out. :)



meme-age )
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LiveJournal Username
Your Primary Super Power
Cape?
Identitiy
Origin
Location of Head Quarters
Primary Costume/Uniform Colors
Why are you a Superhero?
Your Superheroic Codename
The veteran grim member of the teamfew
The sexist and crass but annoyingly effective onejcscot
The bright-eyed novice or sidekicklegrandeval
The teammate that will eventually go evil or insanalmlore
The inept yet determined/reoccurring supervillainangechrissy
The sinister Arch-Villain and team's greatest foebijoux
The perky civilian that keeps getting kidnappedshemmelle
How often does your team actually 'save the day'?
98%
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answers for the un-guessed quotes of the movie meme are as follows:

2. I'm afraid that one third of a gopher would only arouse my appetite without bedding it back down again. - O Brother, Where Art Thou?
3. Did I ever tell you that I used to read feet? - Godspell
4. How annoying, that they have to fight elections for their cause. The inconvenience! Having to get a majority. - Evita
11. Leave my elevator alone. - Blast from the Past

By the way, how does one go about pronouncing the word "meme"? In Doctor Who, it was pronounced as "meem" but I'm not sure that's correct.
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1. Pick 15 of your favourite movies
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Fill in the film title once it's guessed.
5. NO GOOGLING/using IMDb search functions.

1. Round up the usual suspects! (Casablanca, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] katharhino)
2. I'm afraid that one third of a gopher would only arouse my appetite without bedding it back down again.
3. Did I ever tell you that I used to read feet?
4. How annoying, that they have to fight elections for their cause. The inconvenience! Having to get a majority.
5. He was always a rather stupidly optimistic man. I mean, I'm afraid it came as a great shock to him when he died, but he was found dead at home. (Clue, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] shemmelle)
6. I do not play this instrument so well as I would wish, but I have always presumed that to be my own fault, because I would not take the trouble of practicing. (Pride and Prejudice, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] p00tigger and [livejournal.com profile] katharhino)
7. I got it! Your daughter's not your daughter, and the money, that used to be the jewels, is now your underwear! (Oscar, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] caror)
8. Remove head from sphincter, then drive! (10 Things I Hate About You, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] bijoux)
9. I'm afraid that calling us Englishmen is like calling an ox a bull: he's thankful for the honor, but he'd much rather have restored what's rightfully his. (1776, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] p00tigger)
10. I can't think about that now. I'll think about that tomorrow. (Gone with the Wind, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] katharhino)
11. Leave my elevator alone.
12. No, I do not want to spend Christmas with Miss Granola Suicide and her Spawn. (About a Boy, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] leksa)
13. You are born into a family. You do not join them, like you do the Marines! (While You Were Sleeping, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] p00tigger)
14. I quote John Lennon, "I don't believe in The Beatles, I just believe in me." Good point there. After all, he was the walrus. I could be the walrus, I'd still have to bum rides off people. (Ferris Bueller's Day Off, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jennlynnfs)
15. How do you shoot the devil in the back? What if you miss? (The Usual Suspects, guessed by [livejournal.com profile] jennlynnfs)

These are probably pretty easy. Most of them, anyway. But we'll see. :)
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Celtic astrology meme )
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tagged by [livejournal.com profile] lockergirl (and technically, also [livejournal.com profile] leksa, [livejournal.com profile] adventurat, and [livejournal.com profile] kayotica):

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 23.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
6. Tag five people.

*sigh* You asked for it.

From Reckless Heart, by Madeline Baker:
"Don't be deliberately obtuse, Katherine Mary Kincaid," he growled. "You know what I mean."
"Don't be absurd," Mother chided gently. "Hannah isn't going to run off with him."

Would it help if I explained that this is one of my sister's library books that happened to be lying on the floor when I glanced around for a book?

In other news, [livejournal.com profile] austenfic is now up for reviewing, if anybody's interested. No, I haven't reviewed anything yet. I've been very busy, job searching.

I have an interview in the morning.
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gacked from [livejournal.com profile] leksa:
Austen Heroine )
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from [livejournal.com profile] carthia
1. Take the lyrics to a favorite song (make sure it's relatively well-known).
2. Go to Google Language Tools and translate the lyrics into German; then from German to French; and finally from French back into English.
3. Post the results verbatim.
4. Invite your friends to guess the song based on the newly mangled lyrics.

*giggle* )

(I don't know how many of my flist listen to this type of music, but I think it's worth pointing out that I typed the chorus out each time it's sung, and each time it's translated differently.)
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yay! memeage! )
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from [livejournal.com profile] adventurat, naturally:

Erudition Test )
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I've been tagged for a couple memes, so here goes. :)

From [livejournal.com profile] cashima:
Explain your livejournal name and its meaning. When you're done, tag as many people as there are letters in your name.

My name has no meaning. I was having trouble coming up with a username. Everything I thought of was already taken. So I asked my sister, Christi, aka [livejournal.com profile] the_duck_is_in and she said, "Green is love." So I tried that, and it worked, and voila! Here I am. :)

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] shemmelle:
Tell 6 things about yourself and then tag six more people to do the same, no tag backs.

1. I taught myself to read when I was four. My mom went back to work around that time, and thought I'd miss her reading to me. So she taped herself reading my favorite book, and left me a bunch of flashcards, and I ended up reading everything I could find. I also taught myself to read music, although my mother initially taught me to play the piano (at first, all I knew were certain "positions," and which numbers were assigned to which fingers. It was a couple years before I put two and two together, as it were, and figured out the musical scale.)

2. Even though everybody annoys me at one point or another, there are only a few people (in RL; media and internet are different) I actually dislike. I'm very aware of my own moodiness, and so make allowances for other people based on that awareness.

3. Even though I don't believe in astrology, I happen to be a pretty stereotypical Libra. Since discovering this fact, I've taken to describing myself as a Libra when people question some facet of my personality. If they know anything about it, they understand.

4. I believe everything I do (unrelated to what I don't do) boils down to curiosity. I stay up till all hours because I don't want to miss anything that might happen. I eavesdrop shamelessly ("yes, Hope?" "Oh, nothing. Just eavesdropping. Carry on"). I read because I want to know things. I write because I want to see what happens in different scenarios. And so forth.

5. I've never seen The Wizard of Oz. Most people find this odd. I've also never seen Cinderella, Snow White, Alice in Wonderland, Fantasia, or The Little Mermaid, nor do I have the desire to see any of these.

6. I'm a very picky eater. No nuts, no coconut, no coffee, no sausage, no sauerkraut, no cole slaw, no hash browns, no latkes (this one astounds everybody), very little fish, no okra, no relish, no pickles, no onions (unless they're cooked and saturated in whatever juices there are, and therefore unrecognizable as onions), the list goes on. I'm not the pickiest eater in the house, however, and this fact makes it very difficult to find meals that please enough people at a time to be acceptable for dinner. As a result, we end up eating a lot of the same things over and over again.

As usual, I tag noone. Do either of these if they please you. :)
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gakked from [livejournal.com profile] adventurat

Go to Wikipedia and find your birthday, and then list in your journal:
1 death
2 births
3 fun facts

October 6

Death:
1981 - Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (assassinated) (b. 1918) (I knew that. That's my birthday.)

Birth:
1289 - King Wenceslaus III of Bohemia (d. 1306)
1908 - Carole Lombard, American actress (d. 1942)

Events:
1927 - Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.
1945 - Baseball: Bill Sianis and his pet billy goat are ejected from Wrigley Field during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
2000 - Slobodan Milošević resigns
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You Should Be a Film Writer

You don't just create compelling stories, you see them as clearly as a movie in your mind.
You have a knack for details and dialogue. You can really make a character come to life.
Chances are, you enjoy creating all types of stories. The joy is in the storytelling.
And nothing would please you more than millions of people seeing your story on the big screen!
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Erm. Wow. I watch a lot of movies.

When it says "started it" that could mean either "I started it and never finished" or "I've seen bits and pieces here and there."

movie meme )
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Another meme )

I don't know why I bothered taking it; I knew when I read the description in (I think it was) [livejournal.com profile] wendybarron's journal that it was me. Heh.
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Well, I've been tagged twice now, so I guess I'd better do it. *g*

1. Read a book.

2. Saw my grandparents.

3. Had a real crush on a guy.

The first two are sad; the last one's kind of good, but sad at the same time. Hmm.
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] wendybarron of course:

Four jobs you've had in your life: baby-sitter, piano player for church, computer "techie," and retail clerk

Four movies you could watch over and over: Sense & Sensibility, O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Emperor's New Groove, 1776

Four places you've lived: Detroit, Chicago, Jacksonville (Florida), Wellington (Florida)

Four TV shows you love to watch: Arrested Development, The Amazing Race, The Tick, Law & Order: SVU

Four places you've been on vacation: *scratches head* London; Eastman, Georgia; Lancaster County, Pennsylvania; ..... Metro Beach, if we can say "places we've visited while on vacation"

Four websites you visit daily: austen.com, fandom wank, snarkfest, twop

Four places you'd rather be: Detroit, England, Virginia, Scotland

Four of your favorite foods: chocolate, strawberries, Dr Pepper, Swedish Fish

I don't go on vacation enough.
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Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] leksa

Step 1: Get your playlist together, put it on random, and play.
Step 2: Write down the first line from the first 20 songs that play or close to it.
Step 3: Post and let everyone you know guess what song the lines come from.
Step 4: Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly.


1. You in the mirror, staring back at me. Oh conscience, let me be.
2. I can't take another heartache. But you say you're my friend. I'm at my wits' end.
3. All around me are familiar faces. Worn out places, worn out faces. Mad World, by Tears For Fears [livejournal.com profile] jcscot
4. Taken up out of the world. Shaken up with just a word.
5. So if you're lonely, you know I'm here waiting for you.
6. When I was young, I just believed everything I heard. Just what I heard.
7. One to another, do you remember me? Entertaining Angels, by the Newsboys [livejournal.com profile] katharhino
8. Did we just hit the wall? She never had it all. One Prozac a day. Husband's a CPA. 1985, by Bowling For Soup [livejournal.com profile] jimmyhk
9. She's blood, flesh and bone. No touch of silicone. She's So High, by Kurt .... something. Nilsen? Won World Idol. [livejournal.com profile] lockergirl
10. Try to see it my way. Do I have to keep on talking til I can't go on? We Can Work It Out, by the Beatles [livejournal.com profile] jimmyhk
11. You're no good, heartbreaker. You're a liar, and you're a cheat. I Ain't Never Loved a Man, by Aretha Franklin [livejournal.com profile] carthia
12. Say what you want. Mean what you say. Remember, the deepest seeds still find the light of the day.
13. Finish up your coffee, love. It's getting cold.
14. We took a walk that night, but it wasn't the same.
15. What is this feeling of power and drive I've never known? Alive, from Jekyll & Hyde [livejournal.com profile] few
16. Some people live for the fortune. Some people live just for the fame. If I Ain't Got You, by Alicia Keys [livejournal.com profile] dubaiyan
17. Dream a little dream, dream a little while, remembering a day when you were wide-eyed.
18. Each morning I get out my diary, can't barely stand on my feet. Somebody to Love, by Queen [livejournal.com profile] sietske
19. I'm what you're looking for. No need to search anymore.
20. Unexpectedly, you came back to see if I was waiting like I promised long before.

A few of them, probably only [livejournal.com profile] stiiscrazy or [livejournal.com profile] lazy_fair_cm can get. Oh, well. :)
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like [livejournal.com profile] wendybarron, from whom I've snagged this meme, I get the feeling I've gotten these results before.

Read more... )

Actually, the first time I did it (today) the cut-and-paste didn't work right, so I had to do it again. The names are still in the same order, but the scores for Batman and Sparrow were identical before. *g*

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