Ha! From [livejournal.com profile] houses7177. I had to do it. It combines two of my favorite things: subtly dissing Republicans and naming things!

Come up with five names that meet the following criteria:
1. Sports name
2. Nearby area, possibly nostalgic, but not where you're from
3. Nearby place, no necessary association
4. "Cool" name
5. Mythological name

Referencing the Original--
From Wikipedia: [Sarah Palin] married her high school boyfriend, Todd Palin, on August 29, 1988... The Palins have two sons (Track, 19, and Trig, four months) and three daughters (Bristol, 17; Willow, 14; and Piper, 7)... Todd Palin has said Track's name came from the interest Sarah's parents had in the sport and the fact that he was born in the sport's season; Bristol was named after Bristol Bay in Alaska, where Todd grew up and where he does commercial fishing; Willow was named after Willow, Alaska; Piper got her name because it is uncommon and "a cool name"; Trig's name is Norse for "strength".

1. Arrow (because I am still excited that I hit things on Sunday.)
2. Kendrick (for Kendrick's Woods, a park out in the country near my house.)
3. Cairo (a nearby small town whose name rhymes with 'tarot'.)
4. Dream (because I am really sleepy right now)
5. Persephone (from the Greek goddess of fertility, spring and Queen of the Underworld.)

Hardest one was the "cool" name. Oh, stupid names, how I love you!
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So, I started the new job last Monday (well, training, anyway), and I start at my new office next Monday. It's... hm. There have been ups and downs. Last Wednesday, I came home and cried. It was just a really bad day. But then Thursday, it was like everything came together. So more on that later, maybe.

Right now, I feel like doing a meme! I've been reading actual books a bit more lately, and I've been meaning to start reading even more. So I'm gonna do a meme in honor of that, and maybe I'll actually read some of the things I mean to read!

The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed. Well let's see.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)

100 Top Books of Awesome or In Some Cases Just Okay )

So... I get why they listed Chronicles of Narnia AND The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, because a lot of people have read the latter but not the former, but I feel weird counting it as two. Oh, well. I'm counting Chronicles as the other six.

Total: 18
Not bad, but not great. Definitely an incentive to start on the others that I'm intending to read and finish the two I've already started! I'm pretty sure there were two others that I read at some point, but I'm not positive about it, so I left them off. I don't think they should really count if I can't even remember for sure if I read them.
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ikarit: (hikaru/ missing you)
( Oct. 17th, 2006 02:16 am)
I can't sleep and I'm really bored, so meme time!

Name Meme )

Most of them suck, and I'm not actually positive that I got my paternal grandfather's name correct. He died before I was born, and from what I understand he wasn't a very good person. Which explains why he's never been mentioned to me (except from a few asides to make it known that he was a bad person) and why I wouldn't know his name. But I'm pretty sure it's Russell, and I'm almost positive it begins with an R! Probably. It's more than likely similar to Russell. Hopefully. Damn, that's kind of pathetic. But since he doesn't deserve to be remembered, I guess it's okay.
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Really, really emotional (depressed) confessions )

Er, hahaha, this is really kind of ridiculous after that drama, but Netta tagged me for a meme. Some of her responses made me think of similar, yet different quirks in myself. So I'm... going to do it. Um.

rules: if you're tagged you must list 6 random facts about yourself, then tag 6 people to do this meme.

1) I have a terrible memory. Really, absolutely awful. However, I never have any trouble remembering where I, or anyone else I'm with, parked a car.

2) I'm a speed reader, but I have to skim read if I don't want to get distracted by pretty phrasing. When that happens, I can read the same paragraph twenty times in a row.

3) I'm double-jointed. I can touch my elbows both in front and behind my back.

4) I don't like live shows or performances by people I know. I'm fine when it's recorded, but something about live shows makes me extremely uncomfortable.

5) I listen to music for the beat and the sound of the voices. The actual words are indistinct. I couldn't tell you more than a few words of any of my favorite songs, because that's not what I listen to.

6) I have the potential to be just as talented athletically as my brothers are, I'm just lazy, uncoordinated and unmotivated. I'm also scared of being hit with most athletic equipment, mostly because I've been hit with most athletic equipment.

Annnnd I'm not going to tag anyone. I don't do tagging.
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(Click here to post your own answers for this meme.)

I miss somebody right now.  (More like a state of perpetually missing someone...) × I don't watch much TV these days. I own lots of books.  (Ran out of room, so my closet is stuffed full)
I wear glasses or contact lenses. × I love to play video games. × 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.  ('Sometimes' might be an undestatement) I have changed a lot mentally over the last year.  (Well, regressed, anyway...) × I carry my knife/razor everywhere with me.
it goes on... )
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ikarit: (neji/ shine down)
( Nov. 2nd, 2005 05:20 pm)
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want--good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.

Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] houses7177!

In other news, I've been very constructive today. Emailed my academic advisor, which I've been putting off for over a month, and emailed the Office of Study Abroad, which I have not been putting off for any length of time. (Yesterday, Katie was discussing some country by Papua New Guinea, I'm assuming for missionary work, and that reminded me that I want to study abroad.) They're going to be mailing me information about that. I also spent a couple hours looking into the typical occupations of history majors.

Yes, very constructive day. :D Although I totally screwed up on my French exam. :(
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ikarit: (naruto/ the end of all innocence)
( Sep. 21st, 2005 10:53 pm)
LJ Interests meme--will anyone even care enough to read this? )
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ikarit: (naruto/ you are not alone)
( Aug. 12th, 2005 03:31 pm)
Ack, [livejournal.com profile] angels_requiem just tagged me for the 20 OTPs meme. Two memes in one day!

...you're not supposed to have more than one OTP in a series, are you? Do I even have 20 OTPs from 20 fandoms? I do not know. I suppose I will find out!

20 OTPs )

...and it seems the answer is no, I do not really have 20 fandoms to pick from. o.o Some I don't have any pairings at all, some I have multiple favorite pairings (and man, was it hard to pick) and... um... then I just grabbed series that I've seen but aren't particularly into just to finish up the 20. XD;;;

I have no idea who has or hasn't done this yet, so I'm going to just tag random people and hope! [livejournal.com profile] naatz, [livejournal.com profile] tea_roses, [livejournal.com profile] song_of_dragon, [livejournal.com profile] catwho and [livejournal.com profile] cynic_in_charge... I don't care if you do it or not, but I needed five people. o.o
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1. Go to the Elouai doll maker.
2. Make an ordinary doll of yourself and save it.
3. Take that doll and, leaving a couple things (nose, eyebrows, whatever) the same, Mary Sue yourself. Make the most blatant Mary Sue you can conceive.
4. Post "Before" and "After" in your LJ. Bonus points if your Sue has a backstory of some kind.

Me )

Me!Sue )

Crack induced backstory of Me!Sue )
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I know very little about some of the people on my friends list. Some people I know relatively well. I read your fic, or we have something else in common and we chat occasionally. Some of you I hardly know at all. But you friended me and I thank you.

But here's a thought: why not take this opportunity to tell me a little something about yourself. Any old thing at all. ^__^

I'd love it if every single person who friended me would do this. Yes, even you people who I know really well. Then post this in your own journal


I think a few people on my flist have done this, and I didn't comment on anyone's... I usually have about seven windows open at a time, and I don't like to add to that... and I'm lazy. But if you've done it and you'd like me to respond, please say so and I would absolutely love to! I'll probably go back and look for some... it's a fun meme!
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Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me. It can only be one word.

No more.

(Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you.)

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...I'd forgotten about the bugs in showerhouses. And doors to toilet stalls that don't lock, or even close all the way. And mostly bugs. Everywhere. ALL OVER.

But other than that, it was fun. :D

Brian drove up late last night with his girlfriend, and then when they left to come home today at 2pm, I went with them. :D :D :D
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