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I ran across this meme, thanks to [livejournal.com profile] spiletta42, and am doing it here. It lists a number of things, and asks the participant to cross out those things he/she has done. Because the real fun is not in the crossing out but in the explaining, I have put it all under a cut for length, here )

See. I can procrastinate with the best of them, especially when it comes to bedtimes!
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Okay, so these are the conditions of the meme for which I was tagged by [personal profile] tielan:

1. People who have been tagged must write the answers on their blog and replace any questions they dislike with a new original question.
2. Tag eight people. Don't refuse that. Don't tag who tagged you.


I don't particularly to be a party pooper. I'll gladly do the meme. I replaced a question I thought was a little silly with some alternate silliness. I'll even tag eight people. But since I hate to won't demand that people pass it on if they don't want to, and there are no stated restrictions on changing the rules, here are my rules for the meme, changes bolded:

1. People who have been tagged may write the answers on their blog and replace any questions they dislike with a new original question.
2. If you want to, tag eight people. Don't refuse that. The originator would certainly like you to, if you could do it in good conscience. Don't tag who tagged you.
3. If you see this and want to play, but I didn't tag you, join in! The more the merrier!


All right and tight? Okay. Ready, Steady, Go!


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meme here )

Tagging:
[personal profile] sue_c because she seldom posts here. Come play!
[personal profile] beatrice_otter because you often have very thinky thoughts.
[personal profile] draco_somnians because she enjoys a good meme from time to time.
[livejournal.com profile] a_loquita because I'm sure her answers will entertain.
[livejournal.com profile] not_a_zatarc because sometimes she forgets to come and play on live journal.
[livejournal.com profile] wanderingsmith because your recent post on seal slaughter lead me to a headline about the mention celebrity's forthcoming album, story here dated April 15th not April 1st and that's just wrong on so many levels!
[livejournal.com profile] ansostuff because she enjoys a good meme from time to time.

and last, but certainly not least:

[livejournal.com profile] bluewillowtree because she too often likes to join in and play, and somebody needs to join in!
thothmes: The corner of a log cabin in deep snow. (Lodge in Winter)
Happy New Year to all. May 2011 be a year of wonder and delight, and may it lay the foundation for still brighter and better things to come in the years that follow!

I found and snurched a year end summing up meme from [livejournal.com profile] mayogate and filled it out. It was kind of an odd fit for me, but it was kind of intriguing to fill out. There be answers here. Some at length. Oh, stop rolling your eyes. I know I can be verbose. )
thothmes: Thor. Head shot.  Hyperspace Field Calculation WAS Ancient Asgard Foreplay (Asgard Foreplay)
Wednesday was the Third Time of Asking for our phone company. We would kind of like a consistent and stable dial tone. We've been without that for more than a week. They were supposed to send someone out to the house today. I haven't seen anyone, but then I haven't been home all the day long. We haven't been without dial tone since 3:15 or so Friday afternoon, and it is Saturday at 2:50 a.m., so maaayyybeee they actually fixed it this time. Or not. We'll see. Kinda hard to tell when the problem is of the "now you have it, now you don't" variety.

I come bearing a meme to celebrate. I stole it from the lj of [profile] tarimanveri who knows me not, but upon whose journal I lurk because her tails of grad student life are a pleasant reminder of what it was like when I too was a grad student, once upon a time, and she shares some common interests, and seems to be an all around Good Egg. The meme is about books and what I read and what I like. It was obviously designed originally by an academic, or at least someone fairly highbrow in their literary tastes, so if you are expecting to find out all about what I read when I'm slumming it, you'll be largely, but not entirely, disappointed. The upside is, if you are looking for ammunition to make the case that I am a geek, you will be amply rewarded. Amply. Be warned that I have an irritating habit of not choosing just one single book in answer to the question. There are too many in my world for that. T.M.I. here. )

Edited because I misspelled "tarimanveri". Bad Thothmes! Do unto others, Thothmes!

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A Few Words From The Wise

Speak to him, for there is none born wise.
-The Maxims of Ptahotep

In mourning or rejoicing, be not far from me.
- an Ancient Egyptian Love Song

But your embraces
alone give life to my heart
may Amun give me what I have found
for all eternity.
-Love Songs of the New Kingdom, Song #2

To Know the Dark

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is travelled by dark feet and dark wings.
-Wendell Berry

Up in the morning's no for me,
Up in the morning early;
When a' the hills are covered wi' snaw,
I'm sure it's winter fairly.
-Robert Burns

Visit to the Hermit Ts'ui

Moss covered paths between scarlet peonies,
Pale jade mountains fill your rustic windows.
I envy you, drunk with flowers,
Butterflies swirling in your dreams.
-Ch'ien Ch'i

Mistress of high achievement, O lady Truth,
do not let my understanding stumble
across some jagged falsehood.
-Pindar

Every Gaudy colour
Is a bit of truth.
-Nathalia Crane

I counted two-and-twenty stenches,
All well defined, and several stinks.
-Samuel Coleridge