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Posted on 2007.27.05 at 02:28
where am I: awake in humid RI
How I feel about it all: blankpointless and random
Soundtrack: wiretap, and boy is it boring.
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I spent seven hours or so today (actually, yesterday, since it's past midnight) at Chez croosa/tapped_trish.

At one point in the day, all my kids were there, plus Trish and baby-in-progress (I mean, she couldn't exactly walk around without him/her, y'know?) Also zacks, Trish's mum, mr_t00by's girlfriend, and various friends and relatives (and one other baby-in-progress! *g*)

It was great weather for sitting outside, because it was kind of overcast and I could hang out without passing out, which is what I would have done if the sun had been blazing. Except I forgot that, hello, sunburn happens even if there's no sun in these cases. So now I'm pretty pink, and it's not a pretty pink. At least it's not a horrible sunburn, no peeling or blistering and it'll be gone by tomorrow. Still, no sunscreen is a bad thing.

Oh, and I played beer pong. I've never played beer pong before. I'm so not one of the cool kids.

So, um, anyway. A pointless (but fun!) survey meme, because I like them. From unanon:

If I were a doll, the accessories packaged with me would be:

At least three ickle books (one fiction, one educational or biographical, one political), a miniature version of this (to hold them), a tiny laptop, and a teeny version of this.

I have an irrational fear of:

- Flying in big commercial planes. Totally irrational, because I'm not afraid at all of flying in ones that are this size.
- Vomiting. I have mild emetophobia.
- Looking at my reflection in a mirror in a dark room.

What type of food do you eat at your grandparents house?

I have no living grandparents. I remember my Gramma used to make jonnycakes, mmmm. She also made these amazing sugar cookies with nutmeg that will never be duplicated.

What weight were you when you were born?

Seven pounds, exactly. My mother was actually unconscious for the whole thing. *boggles*

What would you do if you were stranded on an island with the person you hate most?

I actually don't hate anyone; I tried doing that, it's too much work. If I were stranded with the person I dislike the most? Work with her to get off the island. She's evil, but she's clever. All that conniving and scheming she does would come in handy when we needed to figure out a plan for rescue. After we were rescued I'd get as far away from her as I can.

I am most opposed to:

Laying one's own bigotry on one's kids.

What would you do if you found out you had been cheated on?

Corner the person in question and ask them to 'Splain, Lucy.

Do you stalk anyone on myspace?

Do you enjoy middle school?

I am too old to:

Get into movies for half price.

I find the thought of childbirth:

Awesome, in the literal sense the word used to have. Also the biggest fucking adrenaline rush in the universe, even when I'm not the one doing the birthing.

Next door to my house is:

Another house, with the Pawtucket version of the Vecchios. They're loud, but they take care of their yard.

My preferred style is:

Thrift Shop Chic.

I know how to cook:


I am annoyed at:

The fact that useless gossip about the private lives of cooking show hosts and people on American Idol (et. al.) gets more press than the fact that ALASKA IS MELTING.

Men should always:

Refrain from setting fire to their local Dunkin' Donuts.

Women should never:

Do a thing because someone told them they should.

What is the worst way you were dumped?

There's a good way to be dumped?

What do you think is the worst way to be dumped?

Being run over repeatedly by the dump-er's vehicle.

What child-related smell do you not like?

Coal tar disinfectant, specifically Creol. My mother used to add this to the bucket we used to throw up in as kids (a pink diaper pail, with a cute lamb on it, no less). Eww. No wonder I'm an emetophobe. *shudder*

What sea creature scares you?

Jellyfish. They're everywhere in RI in summer. I've never been stung, but I hear it hurts like blazes.

What colour hair do most of the people you are around have?

It completely varies. I live in the Providence/Pawtucket area, and it's pretty diverse. Yay!

What object have you broken most recently?

The insulation around the back door of my apartment, from when I was trying to get in with a credit card because I didn't have the key.

Name one of the Spice Girls?

Cardamom. Or maybe basil.

Oh, okay, Posh. Also Scary and Baby. It should bother me that I know this.

What was the last thing to make you cry?

This video, actually. In a really good way. *g*

What are the stems of wine glasses for?

Holding the part that holds the wine. That is, until I inevitably break them. Currently I drink my wine from a coffee mug. So far, so good.

I would like to be in an advertisement for:

I don't know if I'd want to be in any advertisement. Suggestions?

My favorite shoes are:

The new Birkenstocks I haven't bought yet.

My mothers' greatest fear is:

She has quite a few. I don't know their exact hierarchical order.

Can you use chopsticks?

Yeah, but probably not the exact way everyone else does. I hold my pen funny, I hold my chopsticks funny. I think there's a correlation.


A Revolutionary Biscuit of Italy
revbiscuit at 2007-05-27 11:41 (UTC) ()
I did. Enjoy middle school, that is. Then again, The Beloved always maintains I was was born middle aged, so that's probably why nothing touched me, then.

I'm still not sure about the whole friending etiquette, but I just added you to my reading list. Do the same if you like, no worries if you don't. It's a lovely long weekend here, life is sweet.

try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-27 15:31 (UTC) ()
I'd think that most people who would worry about being stalked on myspace are closer to grade 6 than I am. :)

Nobody has to ask to add me to their flist, it's all good. *g* *waves*
topaz7 at 2007-05-27 20:00 (UTC) ()
Cardamom. Or maybe basil.

this amused me greatly.

Do you enjoy middle school?

as did this.
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-27 22:04 (UTC) ()
Seriously, I think most of these memes are written by twelve-year-old girls (or maybe Seamus Finnigan twelve-year-old boys who are really in touch with their own sexuality).

Someday I should write a crack!meme satirizing middle-school survey-writers. The only problem is I don't know if I really want to take on a junior high mindset. Been there, SO done that.
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primroseburrows at 2007-05-28 05:47 (UTC) ()

edit, edit, edit (damn coding to HELL)

Word on the Alaska thing, too - I'm kind of trepidacious about moving back, because while I bitch and moan about how I can't get indepth political news up here (except online), I'm nervous going back to the meatgrinder.

You're moving back? My condolences Move to New England! We're most like Canada, social values-wise, or so says Michael Adams.

I've found pretty decent political news on CBC, namely Politics. I've found other places, too, i.e. apparently there's this, which looks sort of like the Canadian version of C-SPAN, and also Talk Politics. That's all online, yes, but it's also on television, at least in the case of the two political shows.

The only problem with living in RI and watching such dorkfests is I have nobody to rant and/or gush at. There's just nobody around who'd be interested in knowing what I think about the possibility of yet another Québec election or whether their Liberal Finance Minister is a staunch patriot or is just being stubborn.

Oh, and I wanted to tell you how much I'm liking reading the Barlow book. Okay, it's a bit alarmist, but I think maybe people need to be alarmed. And the sources cited are pretty Google-able. Of course, I hated NAFTA going in, but um. Yeah.

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primroseburrows at 2007-05-28 17:43 (UTC) ()

...because the only thing more exciting than Canadian politics is chemical nomenclature

They've got an hour in the evenings, but even that gets fluffy by the end

Are you talking about The National or the various News at Six incarnations? The National has a lot of filler (here's what's going to happen to this tree that fell yesterday!), but it gives a nice overview, and I like Peter Mansbridge's manner. It's like I'm watching someone's Uncle Pete's giving the highlights of the day. Although he seems to be "away" a lot, or even more news-guy-esque, "on assignment".

I think Politics is pretty indepth (although what's up with "Welcome to the brooooaaaaddcaaast"?). CNN is the fluffy one in comparison there, although it's not a very good comparison in the first place.
Sometimes I'll look at the local news broadcasts, mostly from the Maritimes and the North. If I'm listening online, it's usually the Ottawa station for the same reason I hit the DC stations: A political junkie needs her fix.

CBC radio has more news content than does their TV, at least what I can watch online. The Current had a whole thing on the possible parity of the USD and CAD and how it's got people talking about a common currency again.

. It's very weird, and maybe you know, because the Canadians I've asked this have no idea: news. CBC doesn't broadcast a lot of new, hard news.

I have no idea. The Canadians I know IRL are like most of the non-Canadians I know IRL: None of them are very interested in news or politics. The people who thing I'm weird transcend international borders.

And one reason I think she and Hurtig are so alarmist is that there really isn't the organized grassroots lefty groups running around up here, or not like we've got 'em.

Maybe it's because Canada's not used to right-wing extremists like we are here in Bushland? It's easy to get complacent if you don't think you have anything to worry about. As far as being alarmist goes, I think Hurtig's comes across as more of an alarmist than Barlow, even if they're saying essentially the same things (I haven't finished the last section or so of Hurtig's book because I can't find it. I heart my minimal brain dysfunction). Neither of them are as blatantly alarmist as some well-known American activists tend to be *coughMichaelMoorecough*

I can only think of two (Barlowe's Council of Canadian Citizens being one) and they're more think-tanky. So they're trying to research policy and sound the alarm, where we'd make MoveOn or whoever to do the outreach.

I think this might be cultural. Americans are good at putting out the idea and getting the facts later. It wouldn't surprise me if Canadians are more cautious. I'm probably just talking out of my arse, though, because I've never really asked, because, well. See above sentence about Americans. *g*

Also, have you seen this? She doesn't say anything new, but you get to see her in her element.

*looks at comment, winces at geekery* Hey, some people do drugs. :D
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-28 17:55 (UTC) ()

Oh, and...

*Wisconsin on the political front:
+Russ Feingold, bestill my heart.
-James Sensenbrenner. Ugh.

Up until the last election, we had Lincoln Chafee, the bestest Republican to come down the (Narraganset Turn)pike since his father, John Chafee. Lincoln Chafee's the guy who did this wonderful thing. Now we've got Sheldon Whitehouse, Democrat, who is okay, although I haven't investigated him much, shame on me. But really, if he ever got to be President? There'd be a Whitehouse in the White House. :) We've also got Jack Reed. He's okay, I guess. Now we have two Democrats, but I still miss Chafee. I hope he comes back and runs for governor. I bet a hundred bucks that if he does, it won't be as a Republican.
peacey at 2007-05-28 12:24 (UTC) ()
What object have you broken most recently?

The insulation around the back door of my apartment, from when I was trying to get in with a credit card because I didn't have the key.

This is so you, dahlink. *loves*
So did it work?
try to catch the deluge in a paper cup
primroseburrows at 2007-05-28 17:47 (UTC) ()
No. And the reason I didn't have the key is that it apparently fell out of my luggage on a flight to Atlanta. So it wasn't really my fault. :P Then when I got back it took forever for the guy who pretends to take care of the apartment to actually make me new ones.
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