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[livejournal.com profile] livingdeadpan wanted to hear about my awkward adolescence. (this is part one. part two, for [livejournal.com profile] kijjohnson comes later.)

about the way i looked )
ironymaiden: (PA)
[livejournal.com profile] livingdeadpan wanted to hear about my awkward adolescence. (this is part one. part two, for [livejournal.com profile] kijjohnson comes later.)

about the way i looked )
ironymaiden: (Default)
instead of blithering about how i think of things i'm going to write and then don't write them, i bring this fortuitously timed meme, via [livejournal.com profile] spazzychic.

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post* about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, favorite type of underwear, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other. or not.

No, I'm not screening comments. o.o If I have to write about it, you have to ask about it where others can see. ;)

i do allow anonymous commenting.


*Your filter may vary. Post can occur at any time within say, the next two weeks. Veto power can be exercised with explanation.
ironymaiden: (Default)
instead of blithering about how i think of things i'm going to write and then don't write them, i bring this fortuitously timed meme, via [livejournal.com profile] spazzychic.

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post* about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, favorite type of underwear, etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other. or not.

No, I'm not screening comments. o.o If I have to write about it, you have to ask about it where others can see. ;)

i do allow anonymous commenting.


*Your filter may vary. Post can occur at any time within say, the next two weeks. Veto power can be exercised with explanation.

Q9 to Five

Mar. 14th, 2006 09:50 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
1. Why dogs?
i don't remember a time before dogs. dogs slept in my bed and shared my cookies and licked off my tears throughout my childhood. [livejournal.com profile] butterflydrming wrote a while back about the differences between cats and dogs and the desire for a puppy. dogs radiate love. and enthusiasm. and they really like to be touched. i understand that other people don't want their pets to fawn on them, but i don't see why i would keep something in my house that doesn't snuggle. the biggest reason for me to buy a dwelling is to have a dog (renting is the only reason we don't have one now). dog=happy home.
i like to visit other people's cats, but i've never lived in a house with one and their behavior often baffles me.

2. Why Seattle?
when we decided to get outta Dodge we had two objectives: publishing/gaming and a theatre community. we were familiar with NYC and have several friends there. nice to visit, no desire to live there. no living below the Mason-Dixon line. no living anywhere flat. Boston and SF too expensive.
C and my brother had both been here and loved it; my first time was in a car full of our belongings. i like rain, water, and mountains. we researched like mad, saved up money, and we came. i continue to be amazed at how nice it is here. (for reference, the landscape from the opening of The Sopranos is very familiar to us.) it took a couple years to convince myself that i was allowed to stay.

3. What is the one European city you will never visit?
probably Madrid. i have little interest in Spain beyond cheese and The Shadow of the Wind (which is set in Barcelona).

4. Would you do >IT< over again?
yes, i think i would, but start sooner or quit earlier.

5. What is the farthest you have ever traveled for a meal/beverage/treat?
we used to go about thirty miles one way to get good soft-serve ice cream when i was a kid, but more recently i chose an airport in PA that would let me stop at an old haunt on the way to my parents'. that's a few thousand miles for a bowl of shrimp bisque and a pint of Yuengling.

Q9 to Five

Mar. 14th, 2006 09:50 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
1. Why dogs?
i don't remember a time before dogs. dogs slept in my bed and shared my cookies and licked off my tears throughout my childhood. [livejournal.com profile] butterflydrming wrote a while back about the differences between cats and dogs and the desire for a puppy. dogs radiate love. and enthusiasm. and they really like to be touched. i understand that other people don't want their pets to fawn on them, but i don't see why i would keep something in my house that doesn't snuggle. the biggest reason for me to buy a dwelling is to have a dog (renting is the only reason we don't have one now). dog=happy home.
i like to visit other people's cats, but i've never lived in a house with one and their behavior often baffles me.

2. Why Seattle?
when we decided to get outta Dodge we had two objectives: publishing/gaming and a theatre community. we were familiar with NYC and have several friends there. nice to visit, no desire to live there. no living below the Mason-Dixon line. no living anywhere flat. Boston and SF too expensive.
C and my brother had both been here and loved it; my first time was in a car full of our belongings. i like rain, water, and mountains. we researched like mad, saved up money, and we came. i continue to be amazed at how nice it is here. (for reference, the landscape from the opening of The Sopranos is very familiar to us.) it took a couple years to convince myself that i was allowed to stay.

3. What is the one European city you will never visit?
probably Madrid. i have little interest in Spain beyond cheese and The Shadow of the Wind (which is set in Barcelona).

4. Would you do >IT< over again?
yes, i think i would, but start sooner or quit earlier.

5. What is the farthest you have ever traveled for a meal/beverage/treat?
we used to go about thirty miles one way to get good soft-serve ice cream when i was a kid, but more recently i chose an airport in PA that would let me stop at an old haunt on the way to my parents'. that's a few thousand miles for a bowl of shrimp bisque and a pint of Yuengling.

Q8

Mar. 14th, 2006 09:35 pm
ironymaiden: (mind)
Five things you want to do before you die?

this changes constantly. today's version:

1. raise at least one healthy, sane, and really well-trained dog.
2. do side crow with ease.
3. take C to Europe.
4. make a great pie crust.
5. be completely debt-free.

Q8

Mar. 14th, 2006 09:35 pm
ironymaiden: (mind)
Five things you want to do before you die?

this changes constantly. today's version:

1. raise at least one healthy, sane, and really well-trained dog.
2. do side crow with ease.
3. take C to Europe.
4. make a great pie crust.
5. be completely debt-free.

Q7

Mar. 14th, 2006 06:35 pm
ironymaiden: (AB)
What made you decide on the low-carb diet over a different diet?

this time? prior success. i lost 35lbs and i kept the weight off for a long time- until i started living on coffee and cupcakes and stopped walking to work every day.
originally it was because C's parents had great success, including lowering his father's cholesterol and blood pressure. after the initial bit it's basically about eating less processed food and keeping a tight rein on sugar and starch. it seems more difficult or weird when i eat out because so much restaurant food is stretched out with bread/rice/pasta. my meals at home are a meat and double vegetables (instead of my mom's traditional meat veggie potato), stir fry with no bed of rice, omelettes, that sort of thing. it's the only diet i've ever tried where i don't feel hungry or sugar crash and very rarely get cravings. it's extremely satisfying to eat pudding made with heavy cream and have bacon for breakfast. i shouldn't have beer, but distilled alcohol is just fine.
and because of the chemical thing that's going on, if i eat something that's really high in sugars i get hung over.

Q7

Mar. 14th, 2006 06:35 pm
ironymaiden: (AB)
What made you decide on the low-carb diet over a different diet?

this time? prior success. i lost 35lbs and i kept the weight off for a long time- until i started living on coffee and cupcakes and stopped walking to work every day.
originally it was because C's parents had great success, including lowering his father's cholesterol and blood pressure. after the initial bit it's basically about eating less processed food and keeping a tight rein on sugar and starch. it seems more difficult or weird when i eat out because so much restaurant food is stretched out with bread/rice/pasta. my meals at home are a meat and double vegetables (instead of my mom's traditional meat veggie potato), stir fry with no bed of rice, omelettes, that sort of thing. it's the only diet i've ever tried where i don't feel hungry or sugar crash and very rarely get cravings. it's extremely satisfying to eat pudding made with heavy cream and have bacon for breakfast. i shouldn't have beer, but distilled alcohol is just fine.
and because of the chemical thing that's going on, if i eat something that's really high in sugars i get hung over.

Q6

Mar. 14th, 2006 06:20 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
What is your favorite pet peeve? (i.e. is there one that you actually enjoy having?)

i am gleefully annoyed when i go to a play and technical details have been overlooked.
some examples:

  • a certain local company never irons their dresses. since they do plays where costume helps to indicate, say, royalty, the clothes really shouldn't look like they were left in a pile on the dressing room floor the night before.

  • handbags that are flat because there's nothing inside.

  • beverages that are the wrong color.

  • actors stepping out of their light. (and figuring out if the actor is a roach, the design is bad, the focus hasn't been maintained, or the blocking was adjusted after the cue was written.)

Q6

Mar. 14th, 2006 06:20 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
What is your favorite pet peeve? (i.e. is there one that you actually enjoy having?)

i am gleefully annoyed when i go to a play and technical details have been overlooked.
some examples:

  • a certain local company never irons their dresses. since they do plays where costume helps to indicate, say, royalty, the clothes really shouldn't look like they were left in a pile on the dressing room floor the night before.

  • handbags that are flat because there's nothing inside.

  • beverages that are the wrong color.

  • actors stepping out of their light. (and figuring out if the actor is a roach, the design is bad, the focus hasn't been maintained, or the blocking was adjusted after the cue was written.)
ironymaiden: (not mandatory)
1. what prompted you to start doing the yoga classes, as opposed to just using videos? how did you select the place you're taking the classes?
well, i hadn't really been using the videos for a while...five years ago i had a daily practice, and then after i moved here it came and went. i'm in the process of trying to make my life healthier, both physically and mentally, and i thought that the enforced routine would do me good. (the tipping point was a morning where i discovered that having clean pants available to wear did not actually mean that i could close the fastenings or sit comfortably while wearing them.)
i selected the place i take classes because it's right by my house, has reasonable prices and a distinct intro series. more importantly, it's a local independent business owned by a woman. i only get to have cool businesses in my neighborhood if i spend my money there.

2. how's the letter-writing going these days?
better than it was, but sloooooow. i don't know why, but i stopped being able to write them around the holidays. i carry my portfolio and pen every day, but i continue to have difficulty pulling it out. i make no promises here, but i'm cleaning up loose ends lately, and i expect my pile of replies to be one of them.

3. are you planning on seeing V for Vendetta next week? any guesses as to whether it'll fall victim to the curse of the Alan Moore movie adaptations?
absolutely, especially because it will be playing at the (local, independent) Bay, and i totally have a crush on Hugo Weaving.
i'm not sure exactly what the curse is; LXG was horrid, but i liked From Hell very much. i expect Moore will never like anything that he didn't micromanage (can't blame him). only Frank Miller has had the chance- and while i enjoyed Sin City, i thought its success as a film was less than its success as an exercise in style.
i think V has a shot at being popular and perhaps good. the trailers look promising to me; there are some design choices that underestimate the audience, but i understand why they were made.

4. have you made a doctor's appointment yet?
Wednesday morning.

5. have i succeeded in revivifying what [livejournal.com profile] bhagwanx refers to as "the meme that will not die"?
if anyone requests that i ask them five questions with the attendant rules, i will not refuse.
ironymaiden: (not mandatory)
1. what prompted you to start doing the yoga classes, as opposed to just using videos? how did you select the place you're taking the classes?
well, i hadn't really been using the videos for a while...five years ago i had a daily practice, and then after i moved here it came and went. i'm in the process of trying to make my life healthier, both physically and mentally, and i thought that the enforced routine would do me good. (the tipping point was a morning where i discovered that having clean pants available to wear did not actually mean that i could close the fastenings or sit comfortably while wearing them.)
i selected the place i take classes because it's right by my house, has reasonable prices and a distinct intro series. more importantly, it's a local independent business owned by a woman. i only get to have cool businesses in my neighborhood if i spend my money there.

2. how's the letter-writing going these days?
better than it was, but sloooooow. i don't know why, but i stopped being able to write them around the holidays. i carry my portfolio and pen every day, but i continue to have difficulty pulling it out. i make no promises here, but i'm cleaning up loose ends lately, and i expect my pile of replies to be one of them.

3. are you planning on seeing V for Vendetta next week? any guesses as to whether it'll fall victim to the curse of the Alan Moore movie adaptations?
absolutely, especially because it will be playing at the (local, independent) Bay, and i totally have a crush on Hugo Weaving.
i'm not sure exactly what the curse is; LXG was horrid, but i liked From Hell very much. i expect Moore will never like anything that he didn't micromanage (can't blame him). only Frank Miller has had the chance- and while i enjoyed Sin City, i thought its success as a film was less than its success as an exercise in style.
i think V has a shot at being popular and perhaps good. the trailers look promising to me; there are some design choices that underestimate the audience, but i understand why they were made.

4. have you made a doctor's appointment yet?
Wednesday morning.

5. have i succeeded in revivifying what [livejournal.com profile] bhagwanx refers to as "the meme that will not die"?
if anyone requests that i ask them five questions with the attendant rules, i will not refuse.

Q3

Mar. 13th, 2006 12:46 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
does it bother you when people like me meet you in real life first and then get to know you so well online that they forget your real name and only think of you as "ironymaiden"?

not really. okay, it's a little wierd, but it makes sense...and i do the same thing. it goes together with meeting people who suddenly realize that they already know me/know of me online.

Q3

Mar. 13th, 2006 12:46 pm
ironymaiden: (Default)
does it bother you when people like me meet you in real life first and then get to know you so well online that they forget your real name and only think of you as "ironymaiden"?

not really. okay, it's a little wierd, but it makes sense...and i do the same thing. it goes together with meeting people who suddenly realize that they already know me/know of me online.

Q2

Mar. 10th, 2006 12:13 pm
ironymaiden: (not alone)
What has C taught you about being a wife and lover?
cut for relationshipness )

Q2

Mar. 10th, 2006 12:13 pm
ironymaiden: (not alone)
What has C taught you about being a wife and lover?
cut for relationshipness )

Q1

Mar. 10th, 2006 10:29 am
ironymaiden: (bears)
What do you always secretly hope you will find in the Cracker Jack box? (Or get from the easter egg machine?)

a winning lottery ticket, or some other sort of monetary reward. barring that, sparkly stickers.

Q1

Mar. 10th, 2006 10:29 am
ironymaiden: (bears)
What do you always secretly hope you will find in the Cracker Jack box? (Or get from the easter egg machine?)

a winning lottery ticket, or some other sort of monetary reward. barring that, sparkly stickers.

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