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Me: July 11
My favorite Thanksgiving-themed song: "The Christians and the Pagans" by Dar Williams. Amen!
Me: July 11
"A Thanksgiving Prayer" by William S. Burroughs.
Me: July 11
For all my friends who are ironically addicted to A&E's "Intervention"...

Birthday plate from Mykonos Taverna

Me: July 11

Birthday plate from Mykonos Taverna

Man oh man! They bought a round for the whole table, bought me a slice of cake, sang to me, comped my dinner, AND gave me a commemorative plate. I love these guys and they love me.

Review: How To Train Your Dragon

Me: July 11
Och. How d'ye grow up in a Viking village and have a North American accent?

I used up all my suspension of disbelief on the assumption that dragons:
  1. are real,
  2. are basically huge flying kitty cats who breathe fire,
  3. are also video-game entities with a "shot limit" and armor stats, and
  4. hunt in a species-heterogeneous pack.
So that left no belief-juice available for a universe in which every single one of the adult Vikings has a Scottish accent, even though Icelandic and Faroese are much closer to a "Viking" accent, and yet not a single one of the kids had a Scottish "Viking" accent.

I'll believe all that stuff about dragons because I don't know any facts about dragons -- although their psychology toward the end seemed entirely unlikely given their social structure -- but I know some facts about languages, and that movie made NO SENSE to me.

The female character with the most lines is a strong young woman named Astrid, and while her character development had promise at the beginning, she soon became The Love Interest with The Recurring Line. Oh, I appreciate the fanservice, and I'll happily read any rule-34 fiction including the line "this is for everything else", but I'm more appreciative of the earlier Astrid: an ass-kicking chick who hasn't been dressed up all skanky or drawn with scoliosis-inducing tits AND who has interests other than boys -- namely, being the best warrior in her class.

I got in for free because Regal Cinemas admits the companion of a wheelchair-using person at no charge, and the price was just about right. Maybe a little high, but not by much.

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Jan. 13th, 2010

Me: July 11

I'm at the Pizza Hut.



I'm at the Pizza Hut

I'm at the Taco Bell.



I'm at the Taco Bell

I'm at the Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.



I'm at the Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell

What?



What you hear if you beat "Symbol Quest"

Me: July 11
There's a match-the-clue-to-the-symbol game at http://www.thelostsymbol.com/ that's a teaser for the new Dan Brown book.  I think I've read one of his books -- not a huge fan but not a hater either.  Anyway, if you beat it, you get a super-secret message that probably contains a coded "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine".  I managed to get through it on the second try.  Spoiler below.

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Instant Service FAIL

Me: July 11
Instant Service FAIL

My Life According To The Beatles

Me: July 11
I was tagged by quaryn_dk .
I'm not tagging anyone -- do this if you like. I know there's certain people whose answers will be interesting.

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me.  You can't use the band I used. Try not to repeat a song title. It's a lot harder than you think! Repost as "my life according to (band name)".

[ I'm using songs the Beatles recorded, including covers.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_The_Beatles_songs ]

PICK YOUR ARTIST:
The Beatles

ARE YOU MALE OR FEMALE:
Here, There, and Everywhere

DESCRIBE YOURSELF:
I Am the Walrus

HOW DO YOU FEEL:
I'm So Tired

DESCRIBE WHERE YOU CURRENTLY LIVE:
Across the Universe

IF YOU COULD GO ANYWHERE, WHERE WOULD YOU GO:
Memphis, Tennessee

YOUR FAVORITE FORM OF TRANSPORTATION:
Drive My Car

YOUR BEST FRIEND IS:
Golden Slumbers

YOU AND YOUR BEST FRIENDS ARE:
Don't Ever Change

WHAT'S THE WEATHER LIKE:
Good Day Sunshine

FAVORITE TIME OF DAY:
I'm Only Sleeping

IF YOUR LIFE WAS A TV SHOW, IT WOULD BE CALLED:
The Fool on the Hill

WHAT IS LIFE TO YOU:
Think For Yourself

YOUR CURRENT RELATIONSHIP:
We Can Work It Out

YOUR FEAR:
Tomorrow Never Knows

A FOND MEMORY:
Honey Pie

WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE TO GIVE:
You Know What To Do

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
All Things Must Pass

HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO DIE?
Please Please Me

YOUR SOUL'S PRESENT CONDITION:
The Inner Light

MOST FAITHFUL COMPANION:
Leave My Kitten Alone

YOUR MOTTO:
It's Only Love

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About Me

I believe in humanity: our indwelling capacity for good, our insatiable desire to make ourselves known to one another, our coruscating passion for knowledge, our ability to handle the truth, and our capacity for learning from really dumb mistakes.

I believe in humor as the universal solvent of ignorance, grief, and fear.

I believe in public libraries.

I believe in using intellectual property rights to establish a sustaining wellspring for the creative endeavors of others; I believe in the Creative Commons license.

I believe in putting final punctuation outside the quotes unless it was present in the original.

I believe in the Oxford comma.

I don't believe in rigid gender lines, violence as national economic policy, or any particular religion (though I'm congenial to many).

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