You Are Going to Heaven
You're so saintly you're practically an angel, and there's no other place for you than heaven.
You are always concerned with doing the right thing. You consider being a good person a joy... not a burden.
You're not perfect, and you don't expect anyone else to be. You are ethical without being sanctimonious about it.
You are happy with yourself and the decisions you've made. And that's what's important.
You Are Apple Juice
You're very likable and quite popular. It's hard not to find something to love about you.
You are playful and fun. You try to bring levity to situations.
While you are entertaining, you're not very hyper or mischievous.
You are laid back, low key, and even a bit sensitive.
Mmm apples. =)
You Crave a Remarkable Life
Your dream is to live an interesting, challenging, surprising life. You want to change and grow.
You believe life is short, and there's more to see and learn than you could ever imagine.
You don't want to waste time or be stagnant. If you feel bored, then it's probably time to get moving.
You want to live a life full of people, places, ideas, and experiences. You desire many amazing memories.
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Eww must flatiron.
2. How much cash do you have on you? I think I maybe $10 in my wallet.
3. What's a word that rhymes with "DOOR?" More.
4. Favorite planet? Pluto, dammit.
5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? I always delete my missed calls, or I'd spend all day freaking out over calls I missed a week ago.
6. What is your favorite ring on your phone? It's Just Started to Rain by WWS. "And the phone's not ringing, the clock keeps ticking away..."
7. What shirt are you wearing? My old BCM shirt from college. It's camo! =D
8. Do you "label" yourself? By the time I covered all the bases, I'd be covered head to toe in them, so no. Not worth the effort.
9. Name the brand of your shoes you're currently wearing? Uh... *looks* They're NoBos.
10. Bright or Dark Room? Dark, but with a light to read by.
11. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? She's cool. =)
13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Watching TV.
14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say? I don't know, I delete them, too.
15. Where is your nearest 7-11? Harrison, I think.
16. What's a word that you say a lot? Meh.
17.Who told you he/she loved you last? Cody.
18. Last furry thing you touched? ...Cody.
19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? Just my prescription. WTF?
20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? My camera's digital.
21. Favorite age you have been so far? IDK. I think this has been the best year ever. =)
22. Your worst enemy? Michael Jeffries.
23. What is your current desktop picture? Lord of the Rings. =)
24. What was the last thing you said to someone? Love you too.
25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be? If I could fly, I could MAKE a million bucks. And I'd be able to fly, duh.
26. Do you like someone? I like a lot of people. I love my fiancé.
27. The last song you listened to? Currently U & Ur Hand by Pink.
That being said... MEMES!
( YAY MEMES! )
1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle.
3. Press play.
4. For every question, type the song that's playing.
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button.
6. Don't lie.
Opening Credits: Innervision--System of a Down
Waking Up: Jim Henson's Dead--Stephen Lynch
First Day At School: Seasons of Love--Rent (Broadway)
Falling In Love: Back to Good--Matchbox Twenty
Fight Song: Without You--Rent (movie)
Breaking Up: A Man Has Dreams (The Life I Lead)--Mary Poppins
Prom: Hillibillies Like It In the Hay--Big and Rich
Mental Breakdown: Twinkle Park: Pleasure Castle--Sonic Adventure OST
Driving Far Away: Watermelon Crawl--Tracy Byrd
Flashback: Will I?--Rent (Broadway)
Wedding: Chao Garden Extended Mix (Chao's Wack-Wack Up & Down The Ground Mix)--Sonic Adventure 2 OST
Birth of Child: I Was Only Kidding--Weird Al
Final Battle: Who's That Man?--Toby Keith
Death Scene: Drops of Jupiter--Train
Funeral Song: Can't Get You Out of My Head--Kylie Minogue
End Credit: Crazy Little Thing Called Love--Queen
Yeah, I listen to a lot of crazy shit...but WTF? Three Rent songs? Two Sonic the Hedgehog pieces? Lol on Weird Al, though. "We're having a kid...I was only kidding!" XD Epic awesome death music though.
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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.
^FILLED OUT EARLIER^
vFILLING OUT NOWv
2. Who were the last people you went out to dinner with? Umm...Kristy!
3. What is irritating you right now? Not having
4. When was the last time you ate pizza? I don't even know. I miss pizza. WAIT NO IT WAS LAST WEEKEND @ NICO'S. Last Friday!
5. Who is the last person you held hands with? Probably one of my nieces or nephews.
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.
And now, MEMES:
INTRODUCE YOURSELVES! Answer these in a comment, then post them on your journal (if you want to) so I can answer!
3. Where do you live:
4: What are you studying/What are you working as:
5. What makes you happy:
6. What are you listening to now/have listened to last:
7. What is particularly good/bad about my LJ:
8. An interesting fact about you:
9. Are you in love/have a crush at the moment:
10. Favorite place to be:
11. Favorite lyric:
12. Best time of the year:
13. Weirdest food you like:
1. A film:
2. A book:
3. A song:
4: A band:
1. Favorite Fandom:
3. Icon/Fic Journal (so I can join):
1. One thing you like about me:
2. Two things you like about yourself:
3. Put this in your lj so I can tell you what I think of you?
And OMG WWS's site is back up. YAY. The band is kind of falling apart these days (Guy solo album FTW though!), so when I tried to check up on it and their hosting had run out, I died a little inside. It's all good now, though. ^_^
But they have two NEW songs on their MySpace, and I was the 8th person to listen to "Rearview Mirror" and the 20th to listen to "How I Got In Here."
I feel as though I've accomplished something.
I have to say again--if you're not familiar with WWS, GO CHECK THEM OUT! You can listen to their entire first album--for free! anytime! over and over!--on their site. (Click "Preview the Album: Launch Player" down on the bottom right, and it'll open in a new mini-window. You can then actually quit looking at the main site, it'll keep going independently.)
In other news...at least I'm not the only one with unpacked boxes. Hooray for geeky webcomics. If that's not a redundancy. XD
Open your playlist, and choose songs that start with each letter of your username. The songs have to mean something to you. Don't just pick a song because it starts with a letter in your username. Post the list to your journal. If you want you can explain why the songs are important to you, but it's not required...
Reasons for Living by Duncan Sheik. First heard at one of my very first sleepovers with Kat--she loved it at the time, presumably right after it came out. Being eleven and forbidden to listen to "rock" (read: secular) music, I felt very guilty about liking the song as much as I did, especially as (at the time) I thought it sounded like someone being a horrible person. Not being happy with life? Oh, HORROR!
Edge of the Ocean by Ivy. Simply because of this story: It was on a commercial for a cruise line and I actually called the company to ask the name of the song and who sang it. I was all, "I have a weird question," and when I asked, the guy on the phone was all, "Um, actually, that's not a weird question. Every time the commercial airs we get a spike in calls because people call and ask that." And he was coughing a lot because he had strep throat, and I remember feeling really sorry for him because he had to work, and prayed for him after I hung up. (I only recently downloaded this song and apparently it's been featured on Grey's Anatomy. Sarcatstic woot for them.)
Not Done Yet by Superchic[k]. When the LIT's (junior counselors) at camp were at their best, that one glorious summer, this song described us so well. "We're not done yet, not going quietly into the night, not me and my friends." Damn Ashley Keaton (who is, FYI, actually a guy) for tearing the whole thing apart. But I'll let sleeping dogs lie.
Absolutely Not by Deboarh Cox. Yay for female empowerment. (Too bad I don't have a D in my username or I'd've said "Don't Call Me Baby" by Madison Avenue for the same reason, on that note.)
Let's Get Retarded by the Black Eyed Peas. (Everyone who persists in going "Let's get it started in here!" ought to be SHOT. Seriously. Edited versions are teh moronic.) In my mind it's the theme song for the two weeks I spent in Canada. Not because of the lyrics, but just--the attitude, I think. I got introduced to DDR so thump-y music was the order of the day, and I just plain did and said a lot of shit that I wouldn't have ever tried to get away with here at home. At least not THEN. XD And one day when the woman whose kids Kat was babysitting picked us up, this song was playing and it just...it FIT. We borrowed the CD and burned copies and it was several weeks after I got back before I listened to the REST of the album. XD (So everyone stop ragging on Fergie for London Bridge. A, I like that song as well, and B, the BEP are probably always going to be close to my heart.)
Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls. I listened to this song over and over whilst justifying my pitiful little 16-year-old heartbreak to myself. It will always remind me of HIM.
Bitch by Meredith Brooks. Any woman who cannot relate to this song on some level is not feminist enough to live and should just give up and become a non-hair-cutting, skirt-only-wearing, I-submit-to-my-husband-and-am-nothing-
Ridiculous Thoughts by the Cranberries. I loved this band and this song long before I knew Elijah Wood was in the music video (actually for quite a while before I even knew who Elijah Wood WAS, though those days are hard to remember), but that certainly didn't hurt matters. Though admittedly he looks better in the stills from the vid than in the actual vid. ^_^**
American Psycho by Treble Charger. One of the first songs that expressed my frustration with the celebrity gossip industry and the whackjob girls who devote their lives to keeping up with it. I mean--dude, I read People magazine now that it's in the house, but unless it's about someone in LotR, I can keep totally detached. (That's WHY I read it, to make sure I don't miss an article about someone from LotR!) And I certainly won't be heartbroken when the subscription runs out. My point is that I can see keeping up with SOME celebrities if you're a fan. I CANNOT see the point in keeping up with ALL of them.
Room 417 from the soundtrack (orchestral) to Somewhere In Time, by John Barry. The whole score is sooo evocative and romantic. Admittedly I just picked a random track that happened to fit the letter requirement. ^_^**
It's Just Started to Rain, by World Without Sundays. I cannot plug this band enough, I would LOVE to see them have a fanbase in the US that doesn't consist mainly of teenage girls who have discovered them by being hardcore Dominic Monaghan fans. *coughmyselfincludedcough* This song perfectly captures the doldrums you get into after a heartbreak. "I've been looking at pictures, but I don't know why, 'cause it's not the same..."
Amazing by Point of Grace. One of my favorite songs off their "Steady On" album, which was one of my first CD's. I was led to the discovery that Christian music and secular music sounded more or less the same, the lyrics were just about different stuff. This segued into me deciding that music that had been forbidden me was not sinful and deciding to listen to it anyway, everything from secular soft pop to hardcore Christian rock. ^_^ Ha.
Nice, by Duran Duran (now that they've regrouped). Every time I have a hardcore crush on someone I play this on endless repeat.
I realized that most of the music that "means something to me" are songs that remind me of the golden days when Kat was first driving and she would come and pick me up and I first experienced things like driving topless (she had a convertible, lol), cranking the radio, speeding around corners, all when I was first geting into pop and rock, all behind my parents' back...ahh, glory days. But I tried not to pick ALL songs from that time, because I didn't want to tell the same story fifteen times.
And if you want more details, ask. ^_^ Because I'm a dork and don't mind.
This is about three weeks overdue, lol, but I'm going to ramble about Ringers: The Lord of the Fans for a few moments, since GamgeeFest is dying to hear about it, I'm sure. ^_^**
If you hate documentaries, don't bother, but if you're like me and watched EVERY special feature on the DVDs, this is definitely at least worth a rent. It's organized by decade and puts Tolkien's popularity into an easy-to-follow timeframe. The creative team behind this is the same team behind TORn (if you don't know what TORn is, then you're really not a dedicated Ringer), so even though they poke a little fun at Ringers and have no qualms about showing the extremes some fans go to (ie--to the extent of embarassing themselves), there's nothing disrespectful, because these people have done THE SAME STUFF THEMSELVES. ^_^*
Ultimately, the thread tying all the pieces together is how LotR has influenced OTHER stuff, so there are a lot of pop culture references. This is not an in-depth story of Tolkien's life, or a breakdown of when he wrote each chapter, or an Elvish lesson by any means--the entire story of Tolkien's works being published is narrated in about four minutes. Most of the big interviews are not of major literary critics, but rock and movie stars. (Though Brian Sibley, the author of all the books ABOUT the movies, is on there, and that was cool.)
When you watch it, make sure and watch the commentary, too--even though these people are probably not people you're overly familiar with, it sounds like a random group of Ringers discussing the film--which, essentially, it is. Aside from the commentary, all the extras take less than 45 minutes to watch (I'm tempted to say less than 30 but it's probably just over that) so don't miss any of those, either--there are uncut interviews that had to be trimmed from the movie and two featurettes that are all entertaining.
- Narrated by our own dear Dom Monaghan.
- Songs from the cheesy 70's cartoons remixed by modern rock bands, the best by far being "Where There's a Whip There's a Way" by World Without Sundays. (I could get all fangirly about them, but that's another whole entry.)
- Elijah speaks quite a bit on LotR and how it influenced rock music, since that IS his area of expertise. ^_^
- I need to watch it again to be sure who said this, but someone referred to extreme displays of fandom as "freaking the mundanes." I need a little more of that in my life! XD
- GamgeeFest, I know where you should go on vacation--Hobbiton, USA. There's actually a theme park. XD
- There's a bit about fansites dedicated to actors and they SHOWED A&F on the screen! OMG! I actually stood up and yelled, "IT'S A&F! LOOK, IT'S A&F!" (Nevermind that I was in the room by myself.)
- This segues into fanfiction, and there's even a mention of slash. XD As the one guy said during the commentary, "This is why it got rated PG-13 for 'some sex and drug references.' I tried to get the MPAA guy to add 'rock and roll' to that list, but it didn't happen."
- Excerpts from Cassie Claire's "The Very Secret Diaries" are reenacted, using voice-overs of shots of the action figures. I just think it's hilarious that Cassie Claire is almost as well-known within the fandom as LotR itself.
- There's a mariachi sing-along parodying the mass marketing of collectibles that was started by the movies. I repeat: MARIACHI SING-ALONG.
- The last thing PJ says in the movie is then thing that has made me happiest to hear: "The masterpiece is not the films, it's the books." So true.
Watch the credits all the way to the end, some extra interviews that just couldn't be squeezed into the movie are added here. The most entertaining one by far is the two women explaining why Hobbits make better lovers than Elves. I agreed with everything they said. ^_^*
My favorite bit of the whole movie ('scuse me whilst I *fangirl* a bit): There's footage from some convention, and you see Elijah sitting there signing autographs, then it pans to this girl talking to him, and it runs something like: "I first saw you in Flipper, and I was all OMG that guy is SOOOO cute, so I started seeing all your movies, and YOU made me a LotR fan, and I still tihnk you're really hot!..." About halfway through this rant (which was quite embarassing, IMHO, given the lack of intellectualism) it pans back to Elijah, whose eyes are about twice as big as usual, then back to the girl, who finishes her story. Then back to Elijah, who quite gracefully says, "Thank you. I appreciate it," with all the aplomb in the world. The girl annoyed me (ditziness does that), but it made me happy because Elijah's nice even to the Nazgurls. It means if I ever meet him and say something intelligent, which I plan to do if I DO ever meet him, he'll probably say something gracious back. ^_^
PS--if you need help finding the Easter Egg, just let me know! ^_^ It's a fairly easy one.
PS2--Where do I buy the soundtrack??? I need WWS singing "Where There's a Whip There's a Way." NEED.
I didn't get to watch Lost last night (I didn't even get home until nearly 11 and I had papers to do...gah, if I survive this week of school I will survive a million years), but I'm shocked--no commentary ANYWHERE. That's odd. I shall watch the tape tonight.
I will say this: When you advertise an "extended episode," I assume it's going to be an hour-and-a-half or two hours, not an hour and five minutes!!! Gack.
World Without Sundays is one of the greatest bands ever. So say I. (You can totally listen to their whole first album on their site!)
My nails are painted! I haven't painted them except, like, once since I've been working. We can't have polish on at Taco Bell. ;-; So right now they're purple with blue-and-purple glitter over the top of it. I imagine I'll change it tonight after the auction.
The auction has been fun--there was a big thunderstorm the first night and the electricity went out for a few seconds. (Power stayed out for half the town!) Somehow this affected our computer/internet and we shut down and went home, lol. But no glitches since then. We had free pizza last night! ^_^
I gave my presentation in Fine Arts: Visual today. I totally had a meltdown, froze, and stumbled all over poor Picasso. Stuck to reading directly from my script after that. Still sounded like an UMmming idiot.
OMG, lol! This is a LOST spoiler if you haven't seen last week's ep, but what a funny survey...I find it funny who's in last place! XD (I voted option two, BTW.)
OMG. drivesahftband.com is a MUCH better site than it was when it first started! It looks--well, no, it ALWAYS looked real, but now it's much...nicer. Prettier! OMG CHARLIE PICS!
Okay, okay, enough link-clickage for one day. Really. I swear.