he Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)


Let's see just how well-read I really am... )
amadeupname: (Jesus saves)
( Jun. 7th, 2008 04:20 pm)


As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!

HA! Somehow I am very much not surprised.

Good news: I finally got an answer from the German consulate, and now have my passport back and a shiny new visa.

Bad news: They gave me a 90-day visa and told me to apply for a residence permit when I get to Germany. I applied for a 180-day student visa.

I don't even NEED a visa for the first 90 days, so there's no point in giving me one for JUST 90 days when they said I didn't need it in the first place. They just essentially screwed me out of $80, PLUS the 110 euros it's going to cost to get a visa in Germany. GAH. What is wrong with you people?! I just want to legally stay in the damn country and not get my ass dragged back home at the three-month mark.

The day I leave (which is, coincidentally, the day after my birthday) is fast approaching, and it seems like the minute I get one thing done, I have two more things I need to do. At least I don't have to work on top of that. (Speaking of which, where's my paycheck, WMU?)
amadeupname: (shark/manatee friends)
( May. 23rd, 2008 02:37 pm)

You're Watership Down!

by Richard Adams

Though many think of you as a bit young, even childish, you're
actually incredibly deep and complex. You show people the need to rethink their
assumptions, and confront them on everything from how they think to where they
build their houses. You might be one of the greatest people of all time. You'd
be recognized as such if you weren't always talking about talking rabbits.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Oh god, I <3 the hot Australian guy who's staying here. He just gave me Lindor chocolates (a bit squishy from being in his bag, but still yummy) for helping him order pizza. I was just happy to hear him talking some more - his voice is sooooo dreamy. I do hope he's around tomorrow night as well.

Men with sexy accents aside, the only other excitement so far has been a rather inebriated young woman who was not on the roster. First one of the shuttle drivers came in asking about her, as he'd dropped her off at Eldridge/Fox only to pick her up again when she started staggering off down the road. I couldn't find her on the roster at all, sent the driver to E/F, and forgot about it until the E/F front desk called asking me to knock on to door to 515 Ackley, hoping we could find her roommate. There was no one there, and pretty soon they called back asking me to check 519. There was no one in there either, but I did run into the young lady's friends in the hall and directed them to E/F. Her roommate eventually came up to the front desk asking about her, but by then her other friends had picked her up, and I'm assuming they got her safely into her room or something, because most of them have been running in and out of the lobby since then.

And I just got a lady asking if we've got a nurse on call. Thankfully she doesn't have a medical emergency, but I still feel horrible that I can't do anything for her except point her to E/F and hope they can give her some help.

And now, a meme, ganked from [livejournal.com profile] usagivindaloo.

The instructions for this one are quite simple. Open your iPod/default media player. Display all music. Answer the questions. )
amadeupname: (Jesus saves)
( May. 2nd, 2008 12:29 am)
a. Post a list of 15 fandoms.
b. Have your friends list guess your favorite character from each one.
c. When guessed, bold the line, include the character name, and write a sentence about why you like that character.

1. Final Fantasy VII - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] prettyparadox. I guess this is the obvious one. I like Aeris's inner strength (which you've gotta have if you've been hearing voices no one else can hear since childhood and haven't gone insane)... and her hair. XD
2. Kingdom Hearts I/II
3. Hana Yori Dango
4. Ouran High School Host Club - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] the_flowergirl. Tamaki pretty much makes the whole show for me. He's so very, very hilarious and dorktastic.
5. Princess Tutu - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] nidoking. Fakir is awesome for so many reasons - his need to protect Mytho and Ahiru, his hotheadedness, his anger at not being able to protect them, his determination to do anything he has to to keep them safe and help them, the fact that he writes. :3 Also, he's the exact opposite of the mysterious, aloof romantic lead (*cough*Mytho*cough*) that so many anime have.
6. Final Fantasy X/X-2
7. Final Fantasy XII - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hidden_now5. Basche is mainly an eye candy choice - he is DELISH. Also, he's a badass :3
8. Hellsing - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hidden_now5. Walter is probably the most badass butler ever - come on, fighting with wires? How freaking awesome is that?
9. A Song of Ice and Fire
10. Chrno Crusade
11. Brigadoon - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] nidoking. Melan Blue is just badass. He's a living weapon, for crying out loud. Plus his English voice is the only one that I can listen to for more than five seconds without wanting to puncture my eardrums.
12. Princess Mononoke
13. Final Fantasy IX - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] angahith. Vivi is just so adorable and vulnerable. He's one of those characters that you just want to pick up and hug.
14. Supernatural - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] hidden_now5. Dean Winchester is intelligent, tough, and incredibly complex - not to mention absolutely gorgeous. Rowr!
15. Buffy: the Vampire Slayer - guessed by [livejournal.com profile] magiclad2007. Willow is another character I love mainly for the adorable factor, at least for the first three seasons. Later on, I liked how she got addicted to the power she cultivated. Makes for an interesting character.
amadeupname: (zombie)
( Oct. 7th, 2007 09:42 am)
I couldn't find my Nerf gun at mom's, so I had to borrow the shotgun that Zac's so lovingly dubbed "Never-Fire". I ended up giving that back since it kept constantly jamming and borrowing someone else's - and then the game started. And I realized that for all my worrying about not having a decent gun, I'd completely forgotten that it's the running that keeps you alive in this game.

I barely lasted ten minutes before I went home. It didn't help that I'd eaten a shitload of sugar only a couple hours earlier, or that it was hot and humid, meaning I was drenched in sweat by the time I got back to Davis. (Going up the stairs? NOT FUN.) Sticking with a group helped, but I'm so damn slow I almost got left behind. I don't expect to make it through tonight - but at least I can hum "RE: Your Brains" while playing if I become a zombie. :D

And now, a meme for your enjoyment.

1. Leave me a casual comment of no particular significance, like a lyric to your current favorite song, or your favorite kind of sandwich, maybe your favorite game. Any remark, meaningless or not.
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better.
3. Update your LJ with the answers to the questions.
4. Include this explanation and offer to ask someone else in your own post.
5. When others respond with a desultory comment, you will ask them five questions.

I should have posted this a couple days ago )
amadeupname: (bookstore)
( May. 28th, 2007 12:10 pm)
IF YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never liked each other, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously on my flist, so let me know with whom I'm friends!

1. Your Middle Name:
2. Age:
3. Single or Taken:
4. Favourite Movie:
5. Favourite Song or Album:
6. Favourite Band/Artist:
7. Dirty or Clean:
8. Tattoos and/or Piercings:
9. Do we know each other outside of LJ?
10. What's your philosophy on life?
11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?
13. What is your favourite memory of us?
14. What is your favourite guilty pleasure?
15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you:
16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarkey) - what are they :
17. Can we get together and make a cake?
18. Which country is your spiritual home?
19. What is your big weakness?
20. Do you think I'm a good person?
21. What was your best/favourite subject at school:
22. Describe your accent:
23. If you could change anything about me, would you?
24. What do you wear to sleep?
25. Trousers or skirts?
26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
1. Comment and I'll tell you what fandom I associate with you.
2. I'll tell you what icon I see on my friends list and know it's you.
3. Post this in your own journal so I can see what you associate with me.

I promise, next post will actually have content. (Not that anyone will read it.)
amadeupname: (y helo thar)
( Jul. 9th, 2006 10:32 am)
(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now. × I don't watch much TV these days. I own lots of books.
I wear glasses or contact lenses. I love to play video games. × I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies. × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship. I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes. I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
it goes on... )
amadeupname: (Default)
( Jul. 1st, 2006 08:10 pm)

You're the type of fat girl who is learning to be comfortable
with her Fat Girl status and for that, we salute you! You don't
worry about what other people say because you know the secret
to true Fat Girl happiness: Butterfinger always makes it better!

Take the How Much Of A Fat Girl Are You? Quiz!

amadeupname: (Default)
( Jun. 30th, 2006 06:27 pm)
Yoinked from [livejournal.com profile] naru_chan.

1. YOUR SPY NAME: (middle name and current street name)
Nicole Greenlawn

2. YOUR MOVIE STAR NAME: (grandfather/grandmother on your mom's side, your favorite candy)
Ruth Lindt

3. YOUR RAP NAME (first initial of first name, first two or three letters of your last name )
S Sny

4. YOUR GAMER TAG: (a favorite colour, a favorite animal)
Green Cheetah

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Nicole Jackson

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (first 3 letters of your last name, last 3 letters of mother's maiden name, first 3 letters of your pet's name)

7. JEDI NAME: (middle name spelled backwards, your mom's maiden name spelled backwards)
Elocin Nella

8. PORN STAR NAME: (first pet's name, the street you grew up on)
Robin Kibby (I always had that pegged as my romance novel penname, actually)

9. SUPERHERO NAME: ("The", your favorite color, the automobile your dad drives)
The Green Aurora (and the scary thing about that is that that's the same color car my dad drives, too)

10. YOUR ACTION HERO NAME: (First Name Of The Main Character In The Last Film You Watched, last Food You Just Ate).
Sarah Salad
amadeupname: (Default)
( Apr. 24th, 2006 11:56 am)
I'm 60% LiveJournal!

Maybe starting to get into it a bit too much.
Either that, or your life's really interesting.

The LiveJournal Quiz

Take Other Caffeine Nebula Quizzes

- List 10 things you want to say to people but know you never will.
- Don't say who they are.
- Disable comments.
- Never discuss it again.

Unless you want to, of course.


... I think I scared myself.
amadeupname: (dancing in the desert)
( Feb. 3rd, 2006 11:33 pm)
Breakfast with Kimi ([livejournal.com profile] latinforgoddess) was awesome, as expected. Ihop makes really, really good chocolate chip pancakes, but their bacon is expensive and you only get two pieces with an order. ;_; I wanted my greasy death-meat, damnit.

So then I went home and watched Arjuna while I waited for Mom to come home. Arjuna = love. (Thank you, [livejournal.com profile] amethyst_mind!) Mom came home and we talked for a while. She told me she's most likely going to be working only part time beginning next school year, teaching only three classes a day. She plans on taking one Spanish class a semester at Michigan State, which would take about three or four years to complete -- but by the end of that time, she'd have enough qualifications to teach Spanish more and would be able to retire after three more years of teaching. That's the "please let me go back to full time teaching when I'm done" reason. The other reasons are that she's just worn out with teaching (she falls asleep really, really early and doesn't do a lot), and she wants to spend more time with Rob and kick his ass with his grades. She says that she can afford it, but she can't put aside more money for me for college. But apparently she has enough to pay a third of my tuition for the next three years, which was the plan anyway -- I just won't get much money from her for anything else.

Hell, I'm happy she's able to pay anything! And I'm glad she's able to take these classes if it means early retirement. She deserves it. I'm surprised she hasn't snapped and gunned her students down, to tell the truth. After seventeen years of teaching, I would probably end up doing that. Especially high school students.

Then I drove to dad's, talked to Jessica a while, bought my new coat (which is a really pretty green with gold and cream trim, and was only $20), and hung out with friends at the Thunderbird. The only thing that sucked today was finding out that, apparently, Beth hasn't paid the cell phone bill. So no one can reach me on my cell -- all it is at the moment is a shiny, glorified phone book.

The plan tomorrow -- have breakfast with Dad, see if Jessica wants to hang out for a little while, go to Olivet and have dinner with Mom. Then Sunday I'll go home, do homework, and have dinner with Grandma.

Your Love Life Secrets Are

Looking back on your life, you will have a few true loves.

You've been deeply wounded in the past, and you're still recovering from that hurt.

You expect a lot from your lover - you want the full package. You tend to be very picky.

In fights, you are able to walk away and calm down. You are able to weather the storm.

A break-up usually comes as a shock to you. You always think things are going well.
amadeupname: (kitty!)
( Dec. 18th, 2005 10:56 pm)
What LJ Gremlin are You?

brought to you by Quizilla

Writing-Fict/Poetry - BA

Japanese I - B

Precalculus Math - W

Volleyball - CB

Prin Of Sociology - CB

Overall GPA - 3.00

Yay! Good for my first semester!
amadeupname: (Default)
( Jan. 27th, 2004 09:26 pm)
Quizzes. Fun.

Read more... )
amadeupname: (Default)
( Jan. 27th, 2004 07:27 pm)
Weird. Well, everyone thinks I'm a guy anyway...

But see, it's kind of confusing. There are 29 points you can get, I think, if I read that right... and I got NO points for female, and 27 for male... What happened to the other two? Is my name some freaky black hole? (That would be kind of cool, actually...)

My journal says I'm 93% masculine.
What does your LJ writing style say about your gender?
LJ Gender Tool by [livejournal.com profile] hutta


amadeupname: (Default)
Glitter is the herpes of craft supplies.


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