Mar. 27th, 2009 02:24 pm
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Tagged on Facebook. Not tagging anyone.

Rule #1:
If you open this you take it.

Rule # 2:
You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you and asks

Rule #3:
Only answer True or False

Q: Kissed someone on your friends list? true
Q: Been arrested? false
Q: Kissed someone you didn't like? false
Q: Held a snake? false
Q: Been suspended from school? false
Q: Been fired from a job? true
Q: Sang karaoke? true
Q: Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? true
Q: Laughed until you started crying? true
Q: Caught a snowflake on your tongue? true
Q: Kissed in the rain? true!
Q: Sang in the shower? true
Q: Sat on a roof top? true
Q: Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? false
Q: Broken a bone? false
Q: Shaved your head? false
Q: Played a prank on someone? true
Q: Shot a gun? false
Q: Donated Blood? false
Q: Had your heart broken? true

"Who was your last?"
just be 100% truthful


1. You hung out with? Cody
2. You texted? Nico
3. You were in a car with? Cody
4. Went to the movies with? Cody
5. Person you went shopping with? Cody
6. You talked on the phone? Mom
7. Made you laugh? Cody

1. Pierce your nose or tongue? Nose, if I HAD to have one of those.
2. Die in a fire or get shot? Shot. I might survive it!

1. Sun or moon? Moon.
2. Winter or Fall? Winter.
3. Left or Right? Left.
4. Sunny or rainy? Rainy.
5. Where do you live? Mountain Home, AR
6. Club or pub? Depends. Club usually.
7. Is there 1 or 2 people who you can always trust or rely on? Well, yes.
8. Do you want to get married? Definitely! Planning on it, lol.
9. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl. ^_^
10. What time is it? 2:31 pm.
13. Do you cook? Not really. Once in a while.
14. Current mood? Kinda meh. Want to take a nap but I need to stay awake.

1. Kissed someone? Yes!
2. Sang? No.
3. Listened to music? Currently.
4. Seen someone you care a lot about? Yes.
5. Danced Crazy? ...probably. I tend to do this often.
6. Cried? No.
7. Read? Yes, and I'm thinking about going AFK to read more.

19 FIRSTS ...
1. Who was your first roommate? Fellow campers at summer camp.
2. What was your first job? SubWay. It didn't stick.
3. What was your first car? My current car, my baby Laurien.
4. When did you go to your first funeral and viewing? IDK. I was about five, and it was someone my parents knew, not me.
5. Who was your first grade teacher? Mom. Sigh.
6. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane? Umm...California, I think. Not really sure, I was so young.
7. Who was your first Best Friend? Aubrey.
8. Who is your best friend? Katchan.
9. Where was your first sleepover? Either Aubrey came to my house or I went to hers, I don't really remember.
10. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? Cody.
11. Who's wedding were you in the first time you were a bridesmaid? Katchan's. I was MOH, actually, lol.
12. What is the first thing you do in the morning? Calculate if I can go back to sleep some more. If I can't, I go pee.
13. What was the first concert you went to? Never been to what I would consider a "real" concert.
14. What was the last concert you went to? See above.
15. First tattoo or piercing? I got both ears pierced when I was 12.
16. First celebrity crush? XD Guy Williams, when I was all of eleven.
17. Current celebrity crush? Elijah Wood, of course.
18. Current crush? Well, Cody, if being deeply and hopelessly in love counts as a crush.
19. First pet? A dog, amazingly enough. It got run over.
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The rules: pick 15 people and give them the "you make my day" award. If you're picked, you are charged with picking 15 of your own.

Cody, of course, for being the most awesome human being alive and insisting that no, that's actually me. =)
[ profile] darkest_crocus for being my best friend for forever. And producing an adorable goddaughter. And smiling and nodding when my conversation starter is "Boys don't make any sense!"
[ profile] princessnico for giving me my daily recommended amount of fabulous.
[ profile] solarflare1103 for teaching me to ride a bike and listening to me carry on like a six-year-old about it. And like a sixth-grader the rest of the time.
[ profile] smiley_face86 for not throwing too big of a fit about the slowness of my chapters...
[ profile] littlelaiken for the awesome poetry--I wish I could compliment it better but know that I read and enjoy everything you post. =)
[ profile] high_volzage for messing with my head now and again. SON OF A PENGUIN.
[ profile] thehobbitwaffle for having the most insane conversations at the weirdest hours.
[ profile] tyrel_roo for making me think.
[ profile] eolmithrandir for critiquing my writing.
[ profile] screweduptown for always making it a good time when we hang out--which we should do more.
[ profile] listen_quietly for teh random. Yes teh.
[ profile] kiashyel for being able to see beauty in everything, even pain.
[ profile] pippinlives for always wanting to chat about relationships and wedding stuff.
[ profile] gamgeefest for always bringing it back to Hobbits, somehow. =)

(I wonder how many of the people mentioned here will never know since they never look at LJ...)
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1. How do you feel about the second to last person you kissed? The second-to-last person to kiss me on the cheek is kinda douchey. Like, not in a "OMG I never want to see him again" way, but in a "huh, what was I thinking in getting that close?" kinda way.
2. What's bothering you right now? That I missed the call from Hastings, because I'm afraid that they think I wasn't serious about the job! Must call first thing in the morning.
3. Will you kiss the last person you kissed again? The odds are 99.99999999%.
4. What is in your wallet? $20, all my cards (credit, debit, alcohol membership cards, driver's license, etc), and some photos.
5. Wallpaper on your computer's desktop? Rurouni Kenshin fanart by Hakubaikou from DA.
6. Background on your cell phone? ...Elijah.
7. Next time you will kiss someone? Probably Sunday after next. Hee.
8. Where was your default picture taken? On MySpace/Facebook I have one up from Shelly's wedding.
9. Eyes: Aquamarine.
10. Life: Is pretty freaking great right now. The only thing that would make it perfect would be a job.
11. Future: ...also pretty freaking great, other than the job thing. But I may have a job--I'll find out first thing tomorrow.
12. Doing this weekend? IDK yet. D&D seems to have fallen apart, so...yeah. No clue. Maybe I'll stay in all night and read a book.
13. Wearing? Pajamas.
16. Listening to? I'm the Least You Could Do by the Bloodhound Gang.
17. Have you ever kissed anyone named Patty? No.
18. What do you smell like? Nothing, really, lol. Nail polish a little.
19. Eating? Not at the moment.
20. On your bed, what is your favorite thing? Squishy pillow!!
21. Do you believe in a soul mate? Yeah.
22. What do you wear to bed? ...pajamas. I have a pair of flannel jammies for winter, and a pair of satin ones for Not Summer, lol, but for the most part I wear drawstring pants or shorts and a t-shirt.
23. Do you remember your dreams? Sometimes. Depends on how vivid they are and how long afterwards I wake up--and whether I tell someone about them, lol.
24. Do you burn easily in the sun? HAHAHAHAHAHA. Natural redhead, keep out of direct sunlight!
25. Have you ever been gambling? Huh. No, not unless you count buying lotto tickets.
27. What did you do this past weekend? Saturday night I watched anime with Kristy and Jared, and Sunday I met up with Cody. =) Then after he left I did laundry and hung out with Kristy all day. Lol.
28. Who do you miss? Cody, Katchan and Esme.
29. Who is the last girl you hugged? Kristy.
30. Orange or apple juice? Either, depending on my mood. Right this minute I'd take orange.
31. Who was the last person you went somewhere with? Nico, and Allan.
32. Have you kissed anyone in the past month? Well, not on the lips, but yes. Hee.
34. Last time you ate a home grown tomato? Ew, tomatoes.
36. What was the last thing you drank? Pepsi. =( The Mountain Dew was out at Taco Bell.
37. Whose house did you go to last night? Kristy's.
38. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital? Mom.
39. Do you like someone right now? I more than like him.
40. What do you wear more, slacks, jeans, or sweatpants? Probably a tie between jeans and slacks/trousers, but NEVER sweatpants. Not even to sleep, or if I'm sick.
41. What is the last movie you watched in the theatre? The new Indiana Jones, I think.
42. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink: Dr. Pepper or the Wal*Mart knockoff, cranberry-apple juice, and milk. Oh, and here lately a lot of white zin at Nico's. Lol.
43. What are you excited about? I have a boyfriend who loves me. =) Also the idea of working at Hastings, but that's not for sure yet.
44. Do you want someone you can't have? Well, there's Elijah, but the person I really want I CAN have. Lol. 'Bout freaking time.
45. Who was last to slap your butt? O_o Probably that chick at the club. Kristy thought she was on ecstasy so I called security on her.
46. Where was the last place you went? Nico, Allen and I went to Taco Bell, but only through the drive-thru. Before that Nico and I went to Colton's.
47. What's on your mind right now? Cody, lol.
48. Have you cried recently? Nope.
49. If an unstoppable force comes across an unmovable object then what happens? Zero is divided!
50. Is taking a shower a daily habit? Yes, but I don't always wash my hair.

You know the drill, more random surveys under the cut... )
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From the beginning, since I've really only hinted at all this so far...

So after the whole Sam thing went down, I was whining to Kristy about how I really liked the idea of online dating, since you could kind of weed out if you had anything in common and if you were looking for the same thing before you even talked to people, much less before things carried on too far, but it also kind of sucked because they're all pay-to-contact. (I was on Yahoo! Personals for a while there. It got annoying.)

Well that set her mind to churning, and she came back a day or two later and directed me to Plenty Of Fish, which is 100% free. So I signed up, and bearing in mind something Brandon had said to me back when he dumped me, I messaged any guy who met all my major criteria.

I didn't really have a lot of luck--I didn't hear back from like 95% of the guys I messaged, lol, and the ones that messaged me were mostly--GAH. I don't get how I can put "if your profile is riddled with typos, don't bother" and "no, I don't want kids, and that's an absolute must" into my profile and still have guys with horrible spelling and grammar, or who had/wanted kids, message me.

Well, there was one guy that I looked over, and was sooooo close, but because of something he'd ticked in one of the checkboxes, I didn't message him. I thought about it--kept going back to the profile and reading it over again, actually--but ended up not doing it.

Then there was the whole Katchan-is-setting-me-up-with-a-guy-in-Canada thing, and that went over like a lead balloon. While I was dealing with harsh, derisive emails from him (the nicest of the things he said being that I was nothing at all like what he'd been expecting--um...sorry?), said "so-close" guy messaged me. He included his MSN address and stuff, so a day or three after I received it, in a violent swing of "Ah, what the hell? Certainly can't go any worse than the last one!" I added him on MSN. He was online when I did so and we started chatting.

His name is Cody. We completely clicked, and there's barely been a day since when we haven't chatted in some form--I ended up giving him my phone number about two weeks into it. This all started happening in mid-May, end of May, somewhere in there. When Mom spent that week in the hospital in early July, he called me the night she was admitted and I left Mom's room and told him I wasn't sure I'd be able to talk to him while she was there, since I knew I was going to spend all my free time there with her. By the end of that week, I missed him.

Early on (like probably the third time we chatted), Cody admitted to me that he wasn't quite eighteen yet (had about six weeks to go), and I told him then and there that I wouldn't even consider meeting him in person until after his birthday, which came and went while Mom was in the hospital. He still lives at home, actually, but he graduated early and just started his second year of college yesterday. After his birthday, it was a matter of money--I still have no job (though I went on a good interview today!), and while he does work on campus, in the computer lab, his parents have a fair measure of control over his money. And by fair measure I mean total.

But what brings this all up is that he called me last night with good news--he talked to his mom, and she is (surprisingly!) completely and totally cool with him finally driving up here to see me. =D So he should be coming up for a Sunday afternoon (his only free day, between school and work) sometime in the very near future. He just started school, like I said, so it'll be a couple of weeks yet, but very, very soon. I've been on cloud nine since he told me. ^_^

And please, DO NOT comment and tell me about all the safety rules for when you meet someone from the Internet IRL. I have heard them all already, and will be following them. (Meet somewhere public, keep your phone on you, make sure someone knows where you are, etc.)

Soo...pertinent details about Cody himself? Yeah, there's quite an age difference, but if I'm not thinking about it, I forget it's there. =) His dream is to own a computer store/repair shop. He's incredibly polite, and sweet to me. He's completely geeky--he can talk circles around me when it comes to computers--and is a Mac man to boot. Not so much a reader (at least not a book reader), but when he does read it's good stuff. I just read The Picture of Dorian Gray on his recommendation. Anyone who likes Oscar Wilde obviously has impeccable taste. He's creative, has a DeviantArt and makes electronic music and YouTube videos. (Yes, he's in my friends on DA and YouTube, as well as MySpace and Facebook.) Lol, I dunno...he's just...he makes me happy inside.

I've been talking with Nico and Kristy about him, and they both assure me that from what I tell them that I'm not going off the deep end. Nico's exact words on the matter were "If you haven't fucked it up after three months, it's infallible. Go for it." -_-* Lol. (This would probably be funnier if it wasn't true.)

In other news, I got my left-ear cartilage pierced last Friday night. Long story, which I may post later, when I feel like typing another massive missive. Honestly, it was exciting at the time, but it feels like small news compared to what I just wrote. ^_^


Aug. 5th, 2008 02:50 am
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Start with your name: Sarah.

What do you think about smoking weed? Kill your brain cells if you want, but leave me alone.

How did you wake up this morning? Late.

Do you believe everything you hear? No.

Is the person you have a crush on older or younger than you? Younger. Quite a bit younger actually.

Is it easy for others to make you feel awkward? Yeah.

Are you taller than 5'5"? Yes.

If you're being extremely quiet what’s it mean? That I'm wrapped up in something, or mad at whoever I'm with--in the latter case, there are other signs, though.

What time did you go to bed last night? Last night? It was almost 6 AM...
What will you do Friday? Going to a wedding.

Have you ever been awake for 48 hours? My record is about 34.

Look outside, how's the weather? TOO. FUCKING. HOT.

How do you feel? Meh.

Do you trust all your friends? To one extent or another.

Did you like anyone last summer? My like for that person was fading out by the time summer came around.

What's one of your favorite colors? Purple!
What are you doing today? Going to help Kristy fix her car, apparently.

Next vacation you're going on? No idea.

How do you feel about the person who texted you last? Uhh...Nico's pretty awesome. =)

What's the last thing you ate? Cottage cheese and a grilled cheese sammich. =)
What are you looking forward to? ...Shelly's wedding, which is not the one on Friday.

Who makes the best grilled cheese sandwich? I don't think I've ever had anyone make me one besides myself and my mom...and they're more or less the same.

How many windows are open on your computer? Five--and FIrefox has two tabs.

How many hours did you sleep last night? Like...nine.

Are you sarcastic? NOOOO NEVER!
In the past week have you felt stupid? Not for very long, but it happens often enough.

What were you doing at seven this morning? Sleeping.

In the past week have you felt sad? Not really.

Has someone disappointed you recently? Define recently.

Do you have plans for this weekend? Wedding on Friday, may take up the whole weekend if Shelly's not busy. We shall see.


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27 random questions
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? If people could see this, they'd stop asking me to show up with my hair not flatironed "just once!"
2. How much cash do you have on you? There are four pennies in my wallet.
3. What's a word that rhymes with "DOOR?" Shore.
4. Favorite planet? Pluto! =D
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? IDK, I always delete them as soon as I find them. Otherwise I find them days later and it's like "OMG how could I have missed that??"
6. What is your favorite ring on your phone? It's Just Started to Rain by WWS.
7. What shirt are you wearing? Jade green pajama t-shirt. Cleaning out of closet resulted in larger selection of pajamas. =)
8. Do you "label" yourself? Sorta.
9. Name the brand of your shoes you're currently wearing? Bare Feet by Strobelite. Which would, I suddenly realize, be more interesting if the toenails were painted...
10. Bright or Dark Room? Depends. Generally I like a softish lamplight.
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? He's climbing the charts. =)
13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Dancing my ass off. Or drinking. Hard to be 100% sure.
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? I think it said something like "it all fits together now!" Not sure of the exact phrasing.
15. Where is your nearest 7-11? ...Harrison?
16. What's a word that you say a lot? Duuuude. Riiiiight, right.
17. Who told you he/she loved you last? My mom, I think. Possibly Dena.
18. Last furry thing you touched? Probably either Gir or Cakamaka (Kristy's cats). And now that I think about it, I have no idea if I spelled the latter correctly.
19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? Officially none, unless you count prescribed meds and secondhand smoke. And alcohol.
20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? People still use film?
21. Favorite age you have been so far? I wouldn't trade the awesomeness of living by myself to be any other age than my current one.
22. Your worst enemy? ...Mike Jeffries.
23. What is your current desktop picture? I don't know, I haven't seen my naked desktop in DAYS, lol. (I run most everything besides WinAmp and MSN fullscreened...) Umm...oh yeah! Katchan's pic of Rose and Ventane.
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Ten Things You Want To Say To Ten Different People:
1. I think I wrecked our relationship permanently. I seriously fucked up. I went to sleep last night with the thought that I should contact you first thing in the morning because I hadn't seen you and then you called.
2. We're never going to see 100% eye to eye, but you've opened my eyes to a lot of prejudice. I'm ashamed to admit to you that I once condoned and even supported that.
3. When I first saw you, I honestly thought you were too pretty to talk to me. Glad I was wrong.
4. I have decided that I have enough insecurities of my own and that I'm much healthier as a person since I quit worrying about conforming to yours, too.
5. Sometimes I wonder what you would have been like if you had lived, but I don't actually wish for it, because I realize that there's a good possibility that if you had, I would never have existed.
6. I figured that if there was anyone who wouldn't change because she had babies, it would be you. And as much as I love them all, I was wrong about that--sometimes I feel like we have zero in common.
7. I know you're trying to protect your daughter from bad influences, but I would really love to be able to MSN with my niece. Let her back on the internet. It's not all bad.
8. You're the only biological relative I have that actually gets me and if you had skipped the reunion, I probably would have, too.
9. You're more wishy-washy than I remembered from when I was a kid.
10. Be patient with me...I think I like you. No. I know I like you. It's just a matter of how much.

Nine Things About Yourself:
1. I own over a thousand books and I've read the majority of them.
2. I'm allergic to seafood.
3. I can never think of what to put in these "random facts about YOU!" things.
4. I'm addicted to LiveJournal.
5. I want to have purple hair at least once before I die.
6. I think the Wall Of Avatars on my MySpace says more about me than anything else I could have ever put together.
7. I also think that there is no one else on earth besides myself who would understand 100% of the avatars in said wall, due to the diversity of the fandoms and quotes and such.
8. I love cats.
9. I own 31 pairs of shoes.

Eight Ways To Win My Heart:
1. Be creative--if you can amuse/intrigue me, you've won half the battle. "Fat penguin." "...?" "I wanted to say something that would break the ice." <=Waaaay better than something like "So what's your favorite movie?"
2. Create something--write a poem, or a song, or draw something.
3. Don't try to impress me.
4. Do your research. Anyone can send a dozen red roses, it takes a little more effort to know I'd rather have jonquils--or really, that I'd rather you buy me a present that I'll still have five years from now instead of something that'll be dead, gone, and in the trash in a few weeks at the most.
5. Brownies. Nothing funky, just plain old brownies with chocolate frosting.
6. Small, simple gestures go a long way. Leaving me a personal note or fixing something for me trumps spending lots of $$$.
7. Understand that sometimes I am irrational, but if you stick around through it, it'll pass.
8. If I'm not laughing/loling, it's already over.

Seven Things That Cross Your Mind A Lot:
1. My friends, collectively.
2. Lions stuff.
3. Elijah/LotR.
4. Near-future plans (my itinerary for the day/week, getting bills paid on time, etc.).
5. The distant future (more than a year or two away).
6. Ideas for art/fiction and the thought that I don't spend enough time on either.
7. Heh...someone.

Six Things You Wish You Never Did:
1. Called Katchan something that I KNEW full well would press one of her buttons. In retrospect I should have waited and cooled off before I said anything.
2. Entered the Honors Society. I might actually still be in school if I hadn't.
3. Talked to Hannah. I certainly don't anymore.
4. There was this one temper tantrum when I was three (or about to be three) that I actually still feel guilty for throwing, and not just because my parents still tell the story. I have no idea why I was so upset, though I remember being upset.
5. Drank the water in Mexico. IT'S ALL TRUE.
6. Listened to my mother so much.

Five Turn Offs (in a girl if you're a boy, boy if you're a girl):
1. Stupidity, always.
2. Being overly muscular.
3. Preppiness (as differentiated from metrosexuality, which is a turn-on)
4. Obsession with sports.
5. Unavailability.

Four Turn Ons:
1. Intelligence, lol.
2. Artistic creativity in some capacity--music, art, writing...
3. Dark hair+blue eyes.
4. Red hair, lol...

Three Smileys That Describe Your Life:
1. =D
2. XD
3. O_o

Two Things You Want To Do Before You Die:
1. Get married (and everything that entails, wink wink).
2. Become a bestselling author.

One Confession:
I've been hesitant to say anything after the last one went so badly, but...I've met someone.

May. 21st, 2008 04:16 am
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Katchan and I were talking on MSN earlier today.

She said she had a friend who was actively looking for a girlfriend; she told him about me and he was interested.

Like. Wow.

He's my age; I know his name, what he does...honestly, I don't want to say too much. She said she'd pass along my MSN when she next saw him (at work). He emailed me (forgivable; it's the same address after all) this evening while Katchan, Bit, and I were RPing, I just now checked my mail.

It's short--literally a line--but I'm curious. Anyone Katchan (who's known me forever) recommends as being "perfect for me" (yes, those words were used) has got something going on. :)

So I'm emailing him back, of course, nudging him to add me to MSN.

I have been advised not to show him a picture. This worries me (more than just a little...that's been a dealbreaker before -_-*), but I'm digging through Photobucket looking for a suitable userpic regardless. (I admit...the worry goes both ways, on reflection.)

And there's the long-distance thing...but I've seen it work, several times.

But, ultimately...Katchan's usually right.

True story: while composing this entry, two songs came up on shuffle, in order: E-Mail My Heart by Britney Spears (OLDSKOOL FTW) and Digital Get Down by *NSYNC. ...WTF?

I have GOT to get to bed. Lions hours. Meep.
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you are lightcyan

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the html color quiz

Huh. The analysis is true enough, but I wanted to be

1. A body of water, smaller than a river, contained within relatively narrow banks.
Depending on my mood--probably a creek, but possibly a brook or stream.
2. What the thing you push around the grocery store is called.
Cart. Shopping cart, if it's not in immediate context (ie, not, "Can I put my purse in the cart?", but like "She was pushing a shopping cart around the city.")
3. A metal container to carry a meal in.
Bento box! Nah, probably a lunchbox. Unless it's mine.
4. The thing that you cook bacon and eggs in.
Frying pan.
5. The piece of furniture that seats three people.
Air mattress. (Haha, kidding, only at Kristy's house the last few weeks.) Couch.
6. The device on the outside of the house that carries rain off the roof.
Gutter. Also where many minds reside.
7. The covered area outside a house where people sit in the evening.
Porch. Possibly deck if it's high off the ground.
8. Carbonated, sweetened, non-alcoholic beverages.
Soda, if I'm not referring to it by the brand name.
9. A flat, round breakfast food served with syrup.
Pancakes. Or waffles, but I think there's only one name for those.
10. A long sandwich designed to be a whole meal in itself.
Ew. SubWay.
11. The piece of clothing worn by men at the beach.
12. Shoes worn for sports.
Tennis shoes (which I actually pronounce as one word, "tenni-shoes." My mother actually referred to them as tennies when I was a kid) or sneakers.
13. Putting a room in order.
Cleaning, organizing.
14. A flying insect that glows in the dark.
Lightning bug or firefly, more often than not the former. Funny, I never noticed that there were two different words for it until just now. Weird.
15. The little insect that curls up into a ball.
16. The children's playground equipment where one kid sits on one side and goes up while the other sits on the other side and goes down.
Seesaw or teeter-totter.
17. How do you eat your pizza?
By hand, generally, unless I'm with someone anal who uses a knife and fork, and I might follow suit. Maybe.
18. What's it called when private citizens put up signs and sell their used stuff?
Yard sale or garage sale, interchangeably. Flea market if they actually open up a shop.
19. What's the evening meal?
20. The thing under a house where the furnace and perhaps a rec room are?
21. What do you call the thing that you can get water out of to drink in public places?
Drinking fountain. Ew. I'd have to be pretty desperate to use one.

1. My username is ______ because ______.
rena_librarian. Well, RenaissanceGrrl was taken (and continues to be taken) by some dominatrix who has a friends-only journal. Grr. I'd had to resort to renaissancegrrl_thelibrarian as my Yahoo! ID and LJ wouldn't take that many letters. I often answer to Rena on forums (Ren and RG and RGrrl aren't my cup of tea) so it just...made sense?

2. My name is _____ because ______.
Sarah, because my parents wanted to give me a Bible name. (After choosing names like Jennifer and Alicia) Suits me well enough, I suppose.

3. My journal is titled ____ because ____.
Until the Stars Are All Alight. It's a Tolkien quote (from the song Pippin sings in the movie) and I liked the reference to the stars. Also it generically refers to things getting better in the future. I suppose I might actually be due for a rename, lol. Things are good, other than the joblessness.

4. My journal subtitle is ____ because ____.
Call me 'cause I'm still awake. Slight paraphrase from Anna Nalick's "Breathe (2 AM)" because it's generally true--I'm very much a night owl.

5. My friends page is called ____ because ____.
Crazy People Who Like Me...which, uh...makes sense? Lol.

6. My default userpic is ____ because ____.
The Éowyn one Hobbity made for me...because I designed it and had it made for me.

- kill - Paris Hilton
- torture - see above. I'd start by gagging her
- smooch - meep, so many...let's just say 90% of the male LotR cast and leave it at that
- make out with - Elijah Wood, Dominic Monaghan
- go dancing with - see above
- have sex with - Did that meme already...
- hug - Stephen Colbert, because I didn't get Halloween as a kid, either.
- go on a date with - Hee. See "smooch."
- party with - Elijah and Dom, and hopefully get Elijah to DJ
- become best friends (female) - Avril Lavigne, Emilie de Ravin
- become best friends (male) - Jorge Garcia, Viggo Mortensen
- marry - ELIJAH.
- look like - Lindsay Lohan, in the Mean Girls era (ie, RED hair)
- adopt as your long lost sister - Avril Lavigne. Or...Lindsay Lohan? I'm with the Fug Girls, girl could use some stability in her life.
- - Jorge Garcia again. Maybe Hugh Laurie, if only because it would probably be creepy if I dated him.
- move in with - *snerk* ELIJAH. I doooo believe I started a fic like that once... *whistles innocently*
- get his autograph - Anybody I ran across. If I didn't actually want it, there's always Ebay!
- spend a day with - Elijah? Avril Lavigne? What is this, Make A Wish? (Probably Elijah. XD)
- go to a drive in movie with - Elijah. Or Dom.
- bake a cake for - Dang near anybody I liked.
- bake a turkey for - Uh...I dunno, I wouldn't do this for asked?

Slept in your bed: Just moi.
Saw you cry: Huh. I can't even think of the last time I--oh snap. Kristy. Sorta. Over Sam.
Made you cry: Sam. But only a little.
Spent the night at your house: Nico.
You went to the movies with: Kristy, Jared, EJ...uh...Raymond was there, I THINK Dena was there, EJ's man whose name escapes me (but I know it starts with a J!), and a friend of theirs.
You went to the mall with: Kristy and Abi!
Yelled at you: Hmm...Nico, probably?
Sent you an e-mail: Uh...Maryanne sent me the Lions newsletter and if I got anything after that it was automated.
You kissed: No one. *sob*

Said "I love you" and meant it?: Not to a guy. Never said it. Wanted to. Would have meant it if I had.
Gotten in a fight w/your dog/cat/bird/fish,etc.: Uh, no.
Been to New York? I saw the Statue of Liberty from a grounded plane, and I think we drove through it once when I was a kid, but not in any kind of meaningful way.
Been to Florida? Lived there for six months. I turned three there.
California? Twice, I think. I was really little. WINCHESTER MANSION FTW!
Hawaii? No, and have no desire to go unless it has something to do with Lost.
Mexico? Yes, actually. DON'T DRINK THE WATER. IT'S ALL TRUE.
China? Nope.
Canada? Three times, if you count Niagara Falls when I was young enough to be in a stroller. Twice otherwise.
Danced naked? Mmm, not really. I get enough of a kick walking around in the process of changing clothes or getting ready for a shower.
Dreamed something really crazy and then it happened the next day: I've had lots of deja vus from dreams, but they take longer than the next day.
Wish you were the opposite sex? Mmm, only to escape my period. Girls kick ass.
Had an imaginary friend? More than one. And at ages I don't care to admit.

Have you ever loved someone you had no chance with: ...every time. And currently. -_-*
Have You Ever Cried Over Something Someone of The Opposite Sex Did: More than once...
Do You Have A "Type" Of Person You Always Go After: I think I do, but then I end up falling for someone completely NOT that type...
Want Someone You Don't Have Right Now: Yeah.
Ever Liked a close Guy/Girl Friend: Yeah...currently? I don't know that we're really friends but we spend a lot of time around each other because we have mutual friends that we're close to.
Are You Lonely Right Now: After those questions? Yeah.
Ever Afraid You'll Never Get Married: It's crossed my mind more than once.
Do You Want To Get Married: Oh, yes.
Do You Want Kids: Not in the slightest.


Jan. 30th, 2008 01:31 pm
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Because the food poisoning (or flu, whichever) and resultant facial rash (I think; I'm blaming it on that anyway--luckily it's not THAT bad, I didn't bother with makeup for it because you'd have to be pretty darn observant to notice it behind my hair and freckles) weren't bad enough, now apparently the inside of my eyelid has an open wound or something--which doesn't hurt, but feels the sting when I put contact fluid in my eye. (It looks red on the inside. Like incision-red. GOD, I hope it's not a sty. My dad used to get those damn things all the time.

-_- Oh, and I didn't even tell you where I think I contracted the food poisoning. Nico brought me free Taco Bell on his way home from work Sunday night. Sympathy free-Taco-Bell because Brandon had come over in the afternoon and gave me the "You're really awesome, but I only want to be friends. Because you are awesome. Just not quite awesome enough" speech.

Which was really sweet of him, in theory (and now that he's off work and I'm not sick anymore we're having a girls' night tonight) but GOD DAMN IT LIKE I WASN'T MISERABLE ALREADY THANKS NOW I'M SICK. Which is not Nico's FAULT, mind you. But Fate and Irony are cruel masters.

And, yes, I'm a bit more upset about the Brandon thing than I thought I would be. Mainly because I kind of figured that a little while down the road, if it became clear that our differences were, in fact, not work-around-able, I would be the one breaking it gently to him. *sigh* So we'll see if he can keep it up--he has to prove that he really does want to stay friends. He blew me off Monday to hang with his grandparents (they were making dinner special, or something, I kind of quit listening to the voicemail after "I won't be able to come over,

Scary thing? Katchan was telling me that you know, if he and I stay friends, there may still be a shot at some point in the future, and I didn't even care about that. The rationalization that let me survive Kyle back in the day seems silly to me now. Not sure if I'm getting jaded or just appropriately thick-skinned with age. Cynical, for sure, but at least that's entertaining.

Speaking of entertaining, fun story/reason not to eat at Taco Bell of the day: Yesterday it was really windy, as in "woke me out of a dead sleep because I thought I heard the siding ripping off" "they're re-shingling Nico's building" "wind advisory in the corner of my screen as I watch relatively crappy daytime TV" windy. Apparently the Taco Bell sign (yes, the one on the giant pole out front) exploded (imploded? I wasn't there), fell down, got blown across five lanes of highway, hit a car, and in the process knocked out the power to literally half of TB. Half the lobby, half the kitchen. Everyone got sent home except Steve, and they were in this half-powered state until ten PM. In the malfunctioning half? The FREEZER. Well, the air-circulator worked. There was just nothing to make that circulated air COLD. Nico's advice? Don't eat there until tomorrow at the soonest. NICE.

I'm tempted to start a Taco Bell tag, but I realize of course that all entries detailing TB dalliances include Nico one way or another. No point.

I just realized. Maybe the thing inside my eye is the RASH that's also on my face. Creepy! -_-*
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Now, Here Is What You Are Supposed To Do...And Please Do Not Spoil The
Hit Forward, Delete My Answers And Type In Your Answers.
Then Send This To A Whole Bunch Of People That You Know...And Send It
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The Theory Is That You Will Learn A Lot Of Little Known Facts About
Those You Know.

My first name was at random but my grandmother and I have the same middle name.

Hmm...I don't cry a lot...OH. Christmas Day.

Actually, I LOVE my handwriting. Probably a little too much.

Summer sausage, when it's done right.

No, and don't want them.

Probably; but if I was another person I might not be as fascinated by weird people as I am now. Haha.

No, never, not at all! Me? Use sarcasm? NO WAY!


I'd rather hang-glide, but if the opportunity was there (read: if someone else offered to take me and pay for it) I'd go.

Honey Nut Cheerios.

Assuming they're the kind that tie--I practically never wear that kind anymore. Oh, and except for my sparkly kicks--they don't cover the top of my foot and the tie is pretty much just for decoration.

12. DO YOU Think you're strong?
Nah, I'm a wimp. I can carry a heavy box or a TV but apparently I can't hold up my end of a couch.

I tend to pick something different every time I buy a box, but I think I can narrow it down to two favorites: chocolate chip cookie dough and butter pecan.

What they're wearing, lol. I'm too addicted to Go Fug Yourself. ( Then usually hair, and then how happy they seem to be.

Red, hands down. I have a strong and deep-seated hatred of the color pink. And I look hot in red. :D

Hmm, I try really hard not to think negatively about myself, but I hate that I'm such a picky eater.


That's the point!

Black pants and red high heels, respectively.

I'm eating pocky right now, and thinking about using Kristy's hot water heater to make tea.

Tech support, and the ending theme song from Rurouni Kenshin. In Japanese.

Some shade of blue-ish purple, probably with a funky name.

Japanese Cherry Blossom by Bath & Body Works. OMG, delicious.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? sister was just texting me, but I'm pretty sure the last person I actually TALKED to was Nico.

Betty's cool. :)

-_- I hate sports. The closest I'll come to watching sports is during the Olympics, I might watch gymnastics or skating. And horseback events, lol.

Aquamarine. ^_^

Yuppers! (I'm kind of digging the fact that people don't REALIZE this. Contacts are AWSOME.)

You know, I usually say pizza, but lately I've come to appreciate a well-made pasta--it's more difficult than people give it credit for.

Happy endings...though I like a good scary movie now and again. SCARY, not GORY. (NEVER. SEEING. HOSTEL. OR. SAW. PERIOD.)

Boondock Saints at home...uh...what DID I see at the theater?...OH! Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Haha, I don't go to the theater a lot. (But I might be going this weekend...)

Beige, technically, but it has a red, blue, and black pattern on it. I loves it. :)

Winter!! Summer is too hot, lol.

Hm...kisses, I think.

Nothing beats a well-made brownie. Except maybe well-made red velvet cake. Hmm...

Kristy? This question is dumb, lol.

*looks over list* ...Ashley or Linda.

I have a book of one-act plays in my bag now (one of those textbooks I didn't sell back; I think it was from Fine Arts: Theater, but it might have been one my acting classes...or both, now that I think about it, because I know we were thinking of putting on one of the plays in it), plus I have a book of Tolkien short stories and poems at home that I'm reading. I think that's it. I might be reading a third one as well...haha.

It's midnight blue. And dirty, lol. It has one of those gel cushions for my wrist though. (My mouse at home is a touch mouse, lol.)

Last night? Nothing, not even a movie. I was OUT last night. (I played video games the day before...and watched a DVD the day before that...but I honestly can't think of the last time I watched ACTUAL TV. I only get three channels. But I'm getting satellite!!)

Hmm...good music, friends talking, my phone ringing with the ringtone of someone I want to talk to.


Edmonton, I think... hm, no, Google Maps says it's farther to Halifax. Then again that's driving directions. One of those two, lol. Been to Mexico and about half of the states, too.

Hm...yeah, I can write and draw.

Here in town @ BRMC.

All of them, lol.
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Canada pics, if anyone's interested: MY GODDAUGHTER IS SO ADORABLE!

So I texted April to let her know about my Mary Kay party (which is next Tuesday at my house, should you care to join us, call me and we'll talk details), and when she texted me back she asked how old I am--an odd question, I thought. (Note that the following refers to text messages, so sometimes the same person goes twice in a row.)

S (me): 21. Why?
April: My friend was wondering.
S: Oh...are we talking a cute, straight, single guy friend?
A: He wants to meet you. He asked about you when you sent me that message.
S: What's his name and how old is he?
A: He raised his hand and said "that's me!"
A: His name is Brandon and he's 24.
S: Okay...I can't come over tonight but give him my number, I'm free the rest of the evenings this week.
A: Okay.

*a few moments of squeeing and such later*

S: Is he in your MySpace friends?
A: No.
S: Aw, darn, I thought I would get to snoop a little.
A: Can you send us a picture? Our internet's down.
A: *sends a pic while I'm typing my reply*
S: Sure, if he goes first.
A: I sent you a pic of him.
S: *pic of self* Sorry, I got that right after I sent my message.
A: He says he'll call you Wednesday and you can go out Thursday.

"Wednesday" is TOMORROW.

And folks, the man is CUTE. OMFG. This is promising.


Jan. 14th, 2008 10:45 am
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So it's one month to Valentine's Day and I'm not any closer to not spending it alone than I ever have been. -_- Yet another SAD--Single Awareness Day. (Why yes, I am well aware of how appropriate that acronym is!)

And exactly one month after that is my birthday. I'm looking forward to it; I'm in an even better place than I was LAST year when it rolled around (both the nicer apartment and in life), but turning 22 makes me feel OLD. I think it's mostly because 21 is the last "landmark" birthday before the over-the-hill birthdays come along. The next landmark is 30. On the bright side, this puts me in the same age group as all my friends that are older (Katchan, Nico, Jacqui, Kristy...more or less all my close RL friends but Michele...)

But damn. I kind of figured that by this point of my life I'd've been in at least one relationship. Whether it worked out or not would be immaterial. (I doubt I'd end up married to anyone that I would have started dating before I moved out.)

On the bright side, that's the only thing I've set out to do at some point in my life that I HAVEN'T accomplished...

Meh. I'm vaguely irritated by this but not nearly as upset as I could be. (It will be worse as the days roll closer, I assure you. There's a WHOLE MONTH in which, you never know, I could magically obtain a secret admirer. *goes off to delude self until then*)
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I can't believe I didn't say this earlier.


I was carrying her around at the fabric store (more Katchan's domain than mine) and she was saying "Mumumumumumum..." and I was all "Sar-ah? Sar-ah?"

And it came out more like "Shisz-ruh," and she never did do it again, but hey, she's not even a year old. I'll take what I can get. ^_^
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I have to leave in the morning. ;_;

I'll be home...Sunday sometime? I guess? Jennifer's picking me up at the airport and I'm staying with her overnight before I drive home. 4.5 hours on plane + 2.5 hour layover + 5 hour drive = TOO MUCH.

So if Jennifer is cool with it my plan is to sleep in Sunday and leave at or before 2. That gets me in MH around 6 or 7. Ish. When I drive alone I don't stop a lot, lol.

Must pack. *sigh*

Though I'm coming home with a new DreamCast (since my old one...died...), some new clothes and jewelry, (finally) wallet-sized pics of Esme so I can show her off with the other kids, and lots of digital pics of Esme. LAWL.

I might be getting Photoshop. Hopefully. Because now I WANTS IT. *pokes Katchan* I'm going to finish my picture after I finish packing/Justin gets off the desktop, and I shall post it on DA. ^_^


Apparently my bank has freaked out. I used my debit card today and suddenly I can't log in to balance my checkbook. FTW? Not sure if I mis-typed my password too many times or if they're thinking my card got stolen since I used it in Canada. (Nico, am I right in thinking that the same thing happened to you the first time you went to Chicago with this bank?) So grr. Will have to handle that once I land in Minneapolis and can use my phone again. Grr. Grr. Grr.

Aside to Shelly: I was going to work on chapter on the plane up but due to unforeseen circumstances (the seats were angled in such a way that I couldn't open my laptop to where I could SEE THE SCREEN O_O) I couldn't. *cries* But I might tomorrow night at Jen's if she's all wanting to go to bed early. Or maybe Sunday if I get back at such a time that I can't hang with Nico.

We have to leave @ like 5:30. AM. *headdesk*
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I just watched Day Zero with Kat online.


Apparently all the things that attract me to Elijah are what make him unmanly...? O_o

Ahh, screw other people's opinions. I LURRRRRRVES him. *glomps Elijah*


Dec. 28th, 2007 11:30 am
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BTW, folks, I'm in Canada. Nothing exciting has happened yet.

Sat with a hot black med student on the plane but unfortunately his sister was sitting between us. And I think I might have caught her cold. Maybe. The sniffles are fading but I'm not sure if that's the cold going away or me getting used to the cat. (FERAL! Who happens to look like the I Can Has Cheezburger cat. You know, this one.)

I <3 flying. I hate security. I probably would have taken Kat's advice about comfortable shoes if I had remembered that I was going to have to TAKE THEM OFF. I ended up flashing my unshaven legs to the people going through security with me (which, as Katchan pointed out, means I flashed them internationally. Gee thanks.).

I think we're going out today. I need to switch my $$$ to...$$$. Ha. And in case you're wondering, we needed cash at the airport and I switched a $20 for Canadian dollars and got like $18.75. (There you go Nico, your bit of financial news for the day.)

Esme=still adorable. Imagine that. ^_^


Dec. 16th, 2007 07:28 pm
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FINALLY caught up on the flist and I had to go back 240 entries. I fail.

(I also have a couple of RSS feeds and comms and of my favorite webcomics finally went the way of RSS, so I don't have to go to their site anymore, yay!...)

Christmas. Yay. I got all my presents wrapped yesterday, including Dad's bday present. His bday is tomorrow; a week before my family traditionally opens presents (Christmas Eve). Sucks to be him. You know he ends up getting two crap presents from everyone instead of one decent one like the rest of us.

Nico was over last night and he was asking me all our routine one-of-us-is-going-out-of-town questions, and after that, he was all, "Dude, when you get back, one weekend in January, we should go to the club." And I had SO been thinking that that day and the day before. ^_^ So yay.

Finalizing plans for Canada--I have my ticket (well, my eticket confirmation number and such), but I still don't know exactly where in the house I'll be sleeping and whatnot. Nor what we'll be doing, though Katchan keeps mentioning something about hot Canadian men... *cough*

OMG. I just realized that I won't have a CD player or MP3 player for all the flying I'll be doing. FTW? MUST. FIX. Mayhap try to resurrect the old one again, maybe? ...if I can remember where I threw it during the move...?

Watching Sex and the City on DVD. It's funny and now Nico and I are going to have more quotes, but I can't say that I'm all "ZOMG HOW DID I GO THIS LONG WITHOUT WATCHING THIS?" Though if Carrie doesn't end up with Mr. Big--and we don't find out his real name--I WILL be severely disappointed. (NO SPOILERS, kplzthx!)

I made Lunch Crumble (the recipe I got from Marvelous Mail) last night. OMG GOODNESS.

I have all the stuff to make REAL eggnog. (Rum included, since I'd had a bottle of brandy in the house before.) Will let you know how it turns out.

ETA: TV on DVD vs. TV on Internet? Hmm. Here's South Park for ya.
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Sarah   [26 days until CANADA] says:
but brb, because I am going to go get that second slice of CAEK
Brandy- The Diciple is IN says:
Sarah   [26 days until CANADA] says:
god, it is so obvious that this is a software company
Brandy- The Diciple is IN says:
Sarah   [26 days until CANADA] says:
I went to grab cake
Sarah   [26 days until CANADA] says:
and someone has tried to make a makeshift spatula
Brandy- The Diciple is IN says:
Sarah   [26 days until CANADA] says:
by taping cardboard to a plastic knife
Brandy- The Diciple is IN says:
Sarah   [26 days until CANADA] says:
it doesn't work XD

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