Nov. 13th, 2008 11:29 pm
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Because I am too fried for a real entry.

Memeage )


Aug. 27th, 2008 10:12 pm
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Because I have too many Tai-related entries in my head and I have no idea where to start. 

1. Sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen? 

Usually something sci-fi, especially if it's TV.  Also Weeds or Daily Show.  He likes movies that are the antithesis of chick-flicks - action movies, sci-fi (heavy on the sci), and/or stupid comedy.  He watches a *lot* of stuff on the screen.

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?

If he eats salad (rare), blue-cheese or ranch.  Once in a while vinaigrette (which, according to a site I googled for the proper spelling, we pronounce incorrectly.  It is veen-ah-GRET.)

3. What's one food he doesn't like?

Meat.  Though that's a moral thing rather than a preference.  Shockingly enough, he's not a sweets fan, especially cake.  Yeah, I don't understand it either.

4. You go out to the bar. What does he order?

Something on tap, bitter.  Probably Sierra Nevada IPA.  Once in a while, Guinness.  Back in the day - vodka or gin martinis (with a twist if vodka, olives if gin).

5. Where did he go to high school?

Same place I did (I know, I know) Bethesda-Chevy Chase.

6. What size shoe does he wear?

Um.  10?  (After asking - closer to 9 1/2)

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?

Computers.  Also - wires.  He's got a huge box full of random wires.  We keep moving it from house to house.  I'm not sure he's ever used them.

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?

Vegetarian sammich of various varieties. (Depends where we're at.)

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?


10. What is his favorite cereal?

He doesn't eat cereal.  (He says, "I dunno.  Cornflakes are fine.  Or Rice Krispies.  Something not sweet.")

11. What would he never wear?

Anything sports related.  Or an "I <3 Republicans" shirt.

12. What is his favorite sports team?


13. Who will he vote for?

He'll probably suck it up and vote Obama.  Otherwise he knows he'd just be throwing his vote away. (Yes, Simpsons reference.)

14. Who is his best friend?

Possibly me, otherwise John.

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?

Nag him about something. 

16. How many states has he lived in?

California, Maryland and Rhode Island.

17. What is his heritage?

Irish and ?

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?

See above re: sweets.  He does like cheesecake.

19. Did he play sports in high school?

He ran Cross-Country. 

20. What could he spend hours doing?

Putter around on the computer.
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[personal profile] twirlgrrl posted this a couple of days ago and, since I can't think of anything deep to write, I figured I'd answer these questions:

You know how sometimes people on your friend's list post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute! Since when are they working THERE? Since when are they dating HIM/HER? Since when???" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you *should* already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy mine below, erase my answers putting yours in their place then post it in your journal. Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration!

1. First Name: Aubrey

2. Age: 32

3. Location: San Francisco

4. Occupation: Short answer - stay-at-home Mom (!).  Long answer - aspiring novelist (still working on an as-yet-untitled novel that I started about 5 years ago.  It's starting to get moving, finally.  And I may have a title).  And I'm considering going back to school (again) to get  a nursing degree so I can be a certified nurse-midwife.  (There's an even longer discussion about that.)  I've got a lot of feelings around not having a paying job right now.  I still need to figure that out, because even if I do get a paying job tomorrow, any money I make would end up going toward child care.

5. Partner?: Husband, Tom. 

6. Kids: My son, Tai, who is 4 months old.  I *still* can't believe I  have a son.  It's amazing.

7. Brothers/Sisters: One younger brother (4 years younger).  He lives in Southern California with a roomie and three dogs (plus his roomie's dog).  He's got a job as a home theater installation tech.  I admire him for how he's found his own way in life, even when it hasn't been the easiest, or the safest.  And I know he's always got my back, just like I have his.  When we were kids we'd fight like cats and dogs, but the minute anyone tried to get on either of our case, we'd unite and take them on.  I wish he lived closer. 

8. Pets: Currently two dogs, Luna and Cocoa.  They're a bit sad to have been displaced by the baby.  I try to show them I still love them.  And they seem to have no problems with Tai. 

9. List the 3-5 biggest things going on in your life:

1 - 3: Tai.  Sometimes I might feel overwhelmed by taking care of him, but it's so worth it.  Watching him learn and grow day by day is like nothing else in my life.  I love playing with him and showing him the world.  I love watching him take it all in. 
4: My spiritual search - I'm feeling confused about this, but it's a need that I can't walk away from.
5: My writing - slow, yes.  But moving along.

10) Where and for what did you go to school?:  I went to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County for my freshman year of college, then transferred to UMass Amherst.  I majored in English, preparing me well to be a SAHM.  Then I went to New College of Cailifornia (since closed!) and got my Masters in Psychology (Feminist concentration).  I got some hours toward my Marriage and Family Therapist license, then burned out.

11) Parents?: My Mom lives half time in San Francisco, half time in Southern California.  She's not working for the moment - she's in recovery from a job from hell.  She's trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up.  My step-dad lives part time in DC, part time in Southern California, and visits SF.  He's retired.  My Dad and step-mom (number 2, heh) live in Michigan.  He's retired, used to work in the GM truck factory in Flint, MI.  My Mom and I are very close.  Dad and I are working on our relationship.

Questions?  Feel free to ask!  I love to babble.
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and I didn't even try to skew the results. I only wish I was such a sexy geek.

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Especially when they know me so well!.

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99% Mike Gravel
98% Dennis Kucinich
81% John Edwards
77% Barack Obama
75% Joe Biden
75% Chris Dodd
74% Hillary Clinton
69% Bill Richardson
35% Rudy Giuliani
28% Ron Paul
24% John McCain
19% Mike Huckabee
18% Mitt Romney
10% Tom Tancredo
6% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

Um. Who?
Also - I have no idea who I support yet. (Obviously not a Republican.)
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A fun meme... A small poem that sounds like a sneeze? Haiku.

Haiku2 for katleaf
his skin was tinged
with blue flame his cheeks his eyes
glittered like glass
Created by Grahame
Here's wishing I actually wrote it.  I'm not so good with the poetry-thing.

WIP Meme

Aug. 9th, 2007 01:47 pm
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The meme: When you see this, post a little weensy excerpt from as many randomworks-in-progress as you can find lying around. Who knows? Maybe inspiration will burst forth and do something, um, inspiration-y.  Snagged from [personal profile] shadowscast and [personal profile] tarotgal.  Fun! 

Current WIPs -
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but never expected you, [ profile] twirlgrrl !

How will you be suspended from LJ? by Anonymous LJ User
Years on LJ
Hours left until your suspension5
Your crimeForgetting to flock your Dumbledore/Grindelwald/Hitler comm.
Who reported youtwirlgrrl
Your fatePsychotic break caused by loss of posting access.


Jun. 4th, 2007 11:24 am
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IF YOU'RE ON MY FRIENDS LIST, I want to know 28 things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, never liked each other, or if we already know everything about each other. I really don't. You are obviously on my flist, so let me know with whom I'm friends!


Jun. 3rd, 2007 06:46 pm
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A real entry is coming, I promise. Until then - pretty picture.

Click here to create your own painting.
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Stolen from [profile] zakennayobaka:

If you want to play, please comment to this entry and I shall...

1) Tell you why I friended you
2) Associate you with a song/movie
3) Tell a random fact about you
4) Tell a first memory about you
5) Associate you with an animal/fruit
6) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you
7) Show you my favorite user pic of yours
8) In retort, you MUST spread this disease in your LJ
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(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now. × I don't watch much TV these days. I own lots of books.
I wear glasses or contact lenses. I love to play video games.  (certain ones - Sims2, Galaga) I've tried marijuana.
I've watched porn movies. × I have been the psycho-ex in a past relationship. I believe honesty is usually the best policy.
I curse sometimes. I have changed a lot mentally over the last year. × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
it goes on... )
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Big ass scar on my right knee. I got it in '95 when Tom flipped the car on our cross-country trip. We were on a Navajo reservation in Arizona.

Which room? Bedroom? Two tiles - one moon, one sun. Also a picture of Tom's grandparents and an old friend from high school. How weird is it to boink with them watching? Very.

Rock, classical, some musical soundtracks. Lots of Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zepplin, Pink Floyd, Mozart, Handel, Ani DiFranco, Rusted Root...

Yes. Oh, you want to know? 4:30am

A visit from Melly.

Little Dog and her puppies.
Read more... )
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Top 20 Fictional and Non-fictional Lust List, In No Particular Order

1. Eddie Vedder (always and forever #1)
2. Spike (from Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
3. Willow (also from Buffy)
4. Liv Tyler
5. Gil Grissom (from CSI)
6. Elliot Stabler (from Law & Order: SVU)
7. Legolas
8. Elrohir
9. Eddie Izzard
10. Arwen
11. Drew Barrymore
12. Starbuck (of the new Battlestar Galactica)
13. Christina Ricci
14. Patrick Stewart
15. Kiefer Sutherland
16. Christopher Walken
17. John Cusack
18. Vin Diesel
19. Tara (from Buffy)
20. Anthony Kiedis (of Red Hot Chili Peppers)

Oddly enough, I see all of these people are fictional, even ones who are 'real' (ie celebrities) because I don't know them. I only know the face they present to the world and my own fantasies of who they are. Of course sometimes this is more fun than reality. hee! I'm not going to list real life lust objects here. If you really want to know, ask personally and I might reply.


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