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Posted on 2005.08.09 at 20:36
How I feel about it all: sleepysleepy
Soundtrack: Elton John - Solar Prestige A Gammon
Look at your LJ "interests" list. If you have fewer than 50 interests, pick every fifth one. If you have between fifty and seventy-five interests, pick every seventh one. If you have over seventy-five interests, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List them on your LJ, and tell everyone exactly what it is about these things that interests you so much.

I have 135 at the moment, so:

Beatles: What can I say? I've been a fan since I was a kid. The Beatles are another one of those bands I'd spend hours in my room at the record player, listening, reading liner notes and lyric sheets. My friends and I used to celebrate George Harrison's birthday every February, with party, cake, and all. I used to know most of the script from Yellow Submarine. Paul is STILL a favourite. I say I'd marry him sight unseen (or unmet), and I'm only half-kidding. And Ringo, dear one. *loves* Politically, historically, culturally, and especially, musically, the Beatles are a big interest.

Celtic music: What's not to love? Fiddles and drums and old tales and gothic chants--everyone from Sinead O'Connor to The Rankin Family to Pendragon to Capercaillie to Nat MacMaster to The Flash Girls. I love it all. It makes me smile, yes.

Cthulhu fthagn: It's what the followers of Great Cthulhu say when they're dancing around Innsmouth (and other places) in eldritch glee. You kind of have to read H.P. Lovecraft to get it, though. And you should.

Fenway Park: Whoever called Fenway "The Chapel" was right. It's where Red Sox Nation goes to worship. From the Pesky and Fisk poles to the Green Monster to the Citgo sign, Fenway is home to my beloved Red Sox. I don't get to go there enough, but when I do, oh, yes. Divine. Especially when Varitek wins the game with a perfect walkoff home run, no extra charge.

Hating reality TV: Boy, do I. I hate, nay, loathe any and all stupidity that is reality TV. From American Idol (whee! A multimillion dollar industry based on making fun of people...no. Just. no.) to America's New Top Model (Yay for the ubersuperficial!) to The Bachelor (yay for lying and humiliation!). I hate ALL of it. It makes me want to gag, or puke, or tear my eyes out. Or maybe all of the above. Ick, ptui.

H.P. Lovecraft: He was a native RI'er, born and bred on College Hill on the East Side of Providence (liek, around the corner from where I work!). Wrote creepy stories, didn't sell a lot during his life, died poor at age 40. But oh, what stories he wrote! I didn't discover him until last year (although I've known OF him forever), when people at Worldcon said, incredulously, "You're from RI and you've never read Lovecraft?" I went home and read me some, and a minor obsession was born.

Merlin: My first fantasy book was Mary Stewart's The Crystal Cave. Merlin was my entry into the wonderful world of speculative fiction. I've been an Arthur/Merlin/Camelot fan ever since.

Nime Chow: Because it's delicious!

Paul Simon: Because he's a genius and writes some of my favourite songs and I love his voice. I could listen to him for hours and days.

RIPTA: is RI's public transit system. I'd rather take it than drive. Yay for public transportation--it's economical, ecological, and I can read instead of drive.

Solar Prestige A Gammon: Elton John - Solar Prestige A Gammon.

The Green Monster: See "Fenway Park".

Waldorf Education: If you have/are planning kids and are wondering how you'll be schooling them, look here first: Association of Waldorf Schools in North America is the resource for my part of the world. I can't really do justice to the Waldorf experience--this page will tell you more than I ever could. mr_t00by has been in a Waldorf School since he was five years old, and hasn't had a day where he didn't like school. I can't say enough, I can't even begin to explain, so I'll let the website do it for me. Info on Elementary/Middle School is here. mr_t00by's school info (and stuff on Waldorf High Schools in general) is here.


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primroseburrows at 2005-09-10 09:55 (UTC) ()
I hate commercial TV in general, but RT more than anything else. I'd watch informercials first, really, than Big Brother or something. If I DO find a show I like (like Firefly, recently), I'm usually late to the party because I'll hear about it online or from my flist and then end up watching the DVD.
peacey at 2005-09-10 13:39 (UTC) ()
I learned nothing new about you with these interests. Does that mean I know you well? *loves*

Don't know if you want my own, but I'm going to assume you do. :)

Books: Well, duh. Fiction and non alike, mostly history if it's non.

Cool weather: I melt if the mercury goes above 80 degrees F.

Ireland: The lands of my ancestors (well, there and Russia, Austria, and Germany). At least the one that I have the most heritage in and certainly the one I feel the closest bonds with. I love damn near everything about Erin and someday, I will go there.

Mountains: My mom is a "water" person, loving to be around any body of water, but the first time I laid eyes on the Rockies, I knew my heart lie in the peaks and valleys of mountains. I feel small among them, completely overwhelmed by their grandeur. No desire to climb them, though.

Queen: As in the band. Freddie Mercury had the best voice in all of rock history, bar none. A title he still holds. There is not one song of theirs that I don't like. Well, maybe the title to "Flash Gordon".

The Great Lakes: My home turf, so to speak. I feel a connection to them in the same way that one feels connected to one's childhood home. To call them "lakes" is errored though; their size dictates they should be called "seas". They have their own "personalities", the one I know best is Huron. She seems placid and inviting, but can turn on you in a dime. She is the most deadly of the five lakes, as she claims the most lost lives of any of the five.

U2: Ah, my band, my boys. I grew up with you, a fan since "The Unforgettable Fire". You sheparded me through my difficult teens and my crisis of faith, helping me to understand what I believed in. You gave my thoughts voice. You gave me the two best concert experiences of my life (and that's saying something considering I've been to damn near 70 concerts) - and perhaps about to give me a third (October 24th can't come fast enough!). You've had a ton of hits and a few misses, but I'll be there 'til the end, my boys. Til the bitter end.

Writing fiction: My life. My Passion. There reason I draw breath. Talented or not, I am forever at my most content with fingers to keyboard molding thoughts to words.
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primroseburrows at 2005-09-11 02:59 (UTC) ()
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