Icon meme

Jan. 21st, 2011 11:54 am
butterbobbin: (rain)
* Reply to this post with ICON ME! and I will pick five of your icons.
* Make a post (including this info) and talk about the icons I chose.
* Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
* This will create a never ending cycle of icon glee...

[livejournal.com profile] eattheolives picked these five )
butterbobbin: (data books)
Book meme, last seen on [livejournal.com profile] nuranar's journal.

1. Which book has been on your shelves the longest?
Hmm. Well, I have some of my childhood books now, so probably something like "Blueberries for Sal".

2. What is your current read, your last read and the book you'll read next?
I'm currently reading two books: "Patriarchs and Prophets" and "The Happiest Baby on the Block".

My last read was "24 Realistic Ways to Improve Your Health".

When I finish P&P, I'll start "Prophets and Kings".

3. What book did everyone like and you hated?
Pride and Prejudice. Okay, so anything Jane Austen. I just can't get through it. I've tried.

4. Which book do you keep telling yourself you'll read, but you probably won't?
Ih... there are lots of those and I can't think of them right now.

5. Which book are you saving for "retirement?"
Life is too short to save books for a nebulous far-future date. Either read them or don't.

6. Last page: read it first or wait till the end?
I used to do that, peek at the end, and it always spoiled everything, so I quit.

7. Acknowledgments: waste of ink and paper or interesting aside?
Usually a waste of ink and paper.

8. Which book character would you switch places with?
When I was a teenager, I wanted to be Finola because then I could have Morgan Fitzgerald. I outgrew this. LOL

9. Do you have a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time)?
"The Lost Country" by JR Salamanca is strongly associated with the time of my life when I read it.

10. Name a book you acquired in some interesting way.
I think I've bought or been given my books all in a pretty ordinary way.

11. Have you ever given away a book for a special reason to a special person?
Not that I can recall.

12. Which book has been with you to the most places?
My Bible

13. Any "required reading" you hated in high school that wasn’t so bad ten years later?
I had no such required reading.

14. What is the strangest item you’ve ever found in a book?
Nothing strange exactly... did find some newspaper clippings in "All This and Heaven Too"

15. Used or brand new?
I love used books.

16. Stephen King: Literary genius or opiate of the masses?
Never read.

17. Have you ever seen a movie you liked better than the book?
Yes. "East of Eden". And... *cackle*... Greer's "Pride and Prejudice".

18. Conversely, which book should NEVER have been introduced to celluloid?
Winnie-the-Pooh. I hate what Disney's done to it.

19. Have you ever read a book that's made you hungry, cookbooks being excluded from this question?
Hmm... not that I can recall!

20. Who is the person whose book advice you'll always take?
Generally I've enjoyed suggestions made to me by [livejournal.com profile] ruthette and [livejournal.com profile] nuranar... but I can't really remember many or any others who make recs to me anyway. LOL
butterbobbin: (janeway)
I was tagged by [livejournal.com profile] rose_marie1936!

List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.

1. I am not a tidy person in the same way my mom is, but I have an obsession with Order in certain areas. For instance, I operate in my kitchen on the assumption that nobody has tampered with the order of my silverware drawer and spice rack/basket. I get agitated if I reach where the steak spice should be and discover that some unsuspecting individual switched it out with cumin, or put all the knives where the dinner forks go. I do not like having to LOOK at what I am doing. This same principle applies to a set of books my mom got me that are still at her house and Not Arranged In Order of Arrival. And yes, I do still remember that 20 years later.

2. While I am avidly interested in vegan cooking and will hunt for vegan versions of anything new I want to try, I am not actually vegan.

3. If I am alone too long I become restless and antsy and pretty much useless because I get progressively crazier the longer I am alone. This makes me thankful for a husband who works at home.

4. I like going to sleep at night when it is raining outside.

5. I love baths over showers.

6. I am always thinking about taking music lessons, but can't decide on an instrument.

7. I love red, especially darker reds.

My list of friends is still rather small (silly shyness!) So, I tag: [info]butterbobbin
butterbobbin: (janeway)
50 Questions

1. What time did you get up this morning? 2.30, and 4.30, and 6, and 8.30.

2. How do you like your steak? Very, very, very well done. Because I ask for just plain well done and it still comes to me pink.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Star Trek.

4. What is your favorite TV show? At the moment, Voyager.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Wherever Dan is.

6. What did you have for breakfast? I dunno. I haven't gotten to it yet. [Edit: I had a pear-strawberry-raspberry smoothie and two cookies.]

7. What is your favorite cuisine? I just like good food. Good food comes in many languages.

8. What foods do you dislike? I decline to eat mushrooms or rhubarb. Both would make me puke.

9. Favorite place to eat? I'm comfortable eating anywhere. Bed, the couch, the table...

10. Favorite dressing? Taffeta and velvet with a little bling.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive? In my dreams, a black Jaguar.

12. What are your favorite clothes? Taffeta and velvet with a little bling.

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance? Vienna.

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Currently, half empty, because I'm aware that it was full until I started drinking it.

15. Where would you want to retire? Heaven.

16. Favorite time of day? Any time it is cloudy and raining outside and I remember to light some candles.

17. Where were you born? Jacksonville, Florida.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch? Baby sleeping

19. Who do you think will not tag you back? Huh?

20. Person you expect to tag you back first? Uhhh

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to this? Duuuuuh

22. Bird watcher? Sure. But not like in bad weather with binoculars or anything.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person? Both by necessity.

24. Pets? An orange beast who's determined to be naughty this morning.

25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? Said beast has kidnapped Molly's little Aslan, tossed him in the litter box, and then started tearing around the house like a maniac.

26. What did you want to be when you were little? I wanted to be a writer named Anne Jeannette Burke.

27. What is your best childhood memory? Reading. Constantly.

28. Are you a cat or dog person? Cat.

29. Are you married? I'm afraid I'm taken. But don't worry. I'm sure the right person is out there for you. <---Why can't *I* think of answers like that? Boring me just says YES.

30. Always wear your seat belt? Yes.

31. Been in a car accident? No.

32. Any pet peeves? Yes. I hate when people come up to me after I've sung something and tell me I should sing more loudly (they usually actually say "louder", but.) - but can offer no real help in this area. I sing as loudly as I know how, people. Offer me some free instruction in projection and I'll gladly listen. Otherwise, keep your mouth shut. {/rant}

33. Favorite pizza topping? Cheeeeeeeese.

35. Favorite ice cream? Breyers.

36. Favorite fast food restaurant? I don't even know any more.

37. How many times did you fail your driver's test? I haven't... had a chance to fail.

38. From whom did you get your last email? My mom's friend in Denmark

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Powell's. Or the fabric store.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately? Milk leakage is pretty spontaneous.

42. Broccoli? That's on the menu for lunch, actually.

43. What was your favorite vacation? I love them all.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with? Uh... good question. Probably way back when at the Thai place with Richardses.

45. What are you listening to right now? The drizzle of the rain. The swoosh of cars driving through puddles.

46. What is your favorite color? Red.

47. How many tattoos do you have? None.

48.How many are you tagging for this quiz? Personne.

49. What time did you finish this quiz? Just in time to get back to my pattern adjusting.

50. Coffee? Never touch the stuff.
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Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...


14% Logical, 25% Spatial, 45% Linguistic, 43% Intrapersonal, 18% Interpersonal, 27% Musical, 6% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 51% Naturalistic!

"This area has to do with nature, nurturing and relating information to one's natural surroundings. Those with it are said to have greater sensitivity to nature and their place within it, the ability to nurture and grow things, and greater ease in caring for, taming and interacting with animals. They may also be able to discern changes in weather or similar fluctuations in their natural surroundings. They are also good at recognizing and classifying different species.

'Naturalists' learn best when the subject involves collecting and analyzing, or is closely related to something prominent in nature; they also don't enjoy learning unfamiliar or seemingly useless subjects with little or no connections to nature. It is advised that naturalistic learners would learn more through being outside or in a kinesthetic way.

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include scientists, naturalists, conservationists, gardeners and farmers." (Wikipedia)

Take Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test
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And, because it's there...

Your result for The Commonly Confused Words Test...

English Genius

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 87% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

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butterbobbin: (data books)
From [livejournal.com profile] nuranar:
For eight days you have to post something that made you happy that day.

Day 1: Borrowers. Oh my.

I really, really had this thing going on in my head in my childhood that Peagreen and Arietty would get married. Is that just me? There was something about him I just always liked immensely - steady, older, and smart. Just what Arietty would need to keep even keel. Happy making.


Today I did laundry. I'm starting to feel like [livejournal.com profile] krikketgirl. I decided to wash the down blankets and the mattress pad too because it's been a while, so that made an extra load right there. I also iMic-ed all but one of the little records on our stack from Dan's mom. I need to go down and do the last one... got sidetracked by Pet Society.

Also need to think about dinner.


BOOK EIGHTEEN: The Borrowers Afloat

I always thought it was a tad bizarre that this book basically repeated so much of the end of the second book. All of them repeat information, so that anyone picking up any of the books can easily follow the story - but practically word-for-word reusing a chapter from the last book? Bizarre.

This book always seemed really short to me - perhaps because of the repetition. It is amazing how she made a whole book out of so few events and yet managed to keep it moving and interesting.

BOOK NINETEEN: The Borrowers Aloft

Always the second high point of the series for me following the first book. Obsession with hot-air balloon stories was definitely mine... I've been noticing this read-through I'm not finding the beginnings as annoying as I used to. When I was little I was like, "Hurry up and get back to the Borrowers already," but there's quite a bit of allusion and humour in those openings as well - especially the part about the Platters, which went completely over my head back then. I doubt I even knew what an undertaker was.

About halfway through the last book now. Always felt the last book had a different mood about it... but I'll see if I think that after I've finished it this time.
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butterbobbin's Flesch-Kincaid Grade Level: 7
Average number of words per sentence:15.74
Average number of syllables per word:1.41
Total words in sample:2220
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visited 35 states (70%)
Create your own visited map of The United States or determine the next president

Okay, I'll do it too.
butterbobbin: (Default)
Post a picture in my comments of what you think describes me when you think about what/who I am.

Give no written explanation, just an image (or a link to an image, if you prefer).

Then, copy and paste this into your own journal and see what others think about you in pictures!

Mine. )
butterbobbin: (WriterLew)
1. Favorite Smell? Smoke from people who are starting to use their fireplaces
2. Favorite Food? Warm things
3. Favorite Color? The bright red of autumn leaves
4. Favorite Drink? Cider... even though I rarely actually have it.
5. Favorite Treat? Hot. Spiced. Cider.
6. Favorite Place to go? This morning there is mist out and I would love to be out walking in it with my husband... but I'm not dressed yet.
7. Favorite Candy? Snickers
8. Favorite Movie to watch? Not sure I have a fall-specific favourite.
9. Favorite Clothing to wear? Sweaters. That's jumpers to you, Pennykins.
10. Favorite Outdoor Activity? Walking
11. Favorite Football Team? Blah
12. Favorite Fall Holiday? Thanksgiving
13. Favorite Haunted place? Hehe... hauntings cannot affect me. Therefore I can hang out in, say, cemeteries all I like.
14. Favorite Food at Thanksgiving Dinner? Apple pie.
15. Favorite Pie? Apple
16. Favorite Fall Hobby? Curling up in my downy on the couch and watching a movie
17. Favorite Fall Memory? Hmm
18. Favorite Fall Sight? Pretty trees.
19. Overall Favorite thing about Fall? the colours and the fact that winter is coming
20. Overall Favorite Season? Winter.
butterbobbin: (writing)
From [livejournal.com profile] eattheolives comes the following meme. I should add that although reading was My Primary Activity at one point in my life (like from ages four through nineteen), reading has kind of been put on the back burner since I started getting busy with jobs and school. I still love to read. I just don't seem to make the time for it anymore. I see the monthly book lists of [livejournal.com profile] eattheolives or [livejournal.com profile] ruthette and I'm amazed at how much they read. And I miss that in my life.

Anyway, on to the meme...

1. Do you remember how you developed a love for reading? My mommy read to me much. I learned to read when I was 3-4 and I read stacks and stacks of books.

2. What are some books you read as a child? Does fangirling over Reading Rainbow count?* I was very much into Frog and Toad, Oh, Were They Ever Happy, the original Boxcar Children books, the Childhood of Famous Americans series... Later, Louisa May Alcott owned me.

3. What is your favorite genre? I like biographies of people I'm interested in. I like fiction if it's well-written and (preferably) from the sixties or earlier. I like spiritual books and the Bible. I never cared much for stuff that was too fantastical or sci-fi-ish, with creatures that were made up, say. I like reading the books movies were based on, especially old movies.

4. Do you have a favorite novel? Little Women has had the most reads, no competition, although I haven't read it in ages. To Kill a Mockingbird is up there as well.

5. Where do you usually read? Usually in bed.

6. When do you usually read? When I have a moment. Before bed is often a good time.

7. Do you usually have more than one book you are reading at a time? Not usually. I like to devote my attention to one at a time.

8. Do you read nonfiction in a different way or place than you read fiction? Uh... no?

9. Do you buy most of the books you read, or borrow them, or check them out of the library? I've gotten most of my books from the library. But I've borrowed many from friends. And I own many.

10. Do you keep most of the books you buy? If not, what do you do with them? I keep them if I like them and think I will read them again. If they're something I bought like used and I don't like them, I just give them to Goodwill or something. Usually though, if I buy a book, it is because I want to keep it.

11. If you have children, what are some of the favorite books you have shared with them? Dude. I have a whole list formulating in my head. I can just see my future baby registry... it's going to be 95% books. William and His Kitten. Plenty of Lois Lenski. Old Golden books. Richard Scarry. The Minstrel and the Dragon Pup. Melisande. Catkin. Trumpet of the Swan. The Little House books. Uncle Arthur's Bedtime Stories. The American Girl books. (I'm missing one Molly. I want the old artwork. I don't know if that's possible. I think I have a couple with the new artwork, though... so I guess that gripe is irrelevant.)

There is always "Hi, Pizza Man!" as well.

12. What are you reading now? I'm re-reading Patriarchs and Prophets.

13. Do you keep a TBR (to be read) list? Nope.

14. What's next? Whatever strikes my fancy.

15. What books would you like to reread? Little Women. Jane Eyre.

16. Who are your favorite authors? Daphne du Maurier, Johanna Spyri, Louisa May Alcott, AJ Cronin

*I find it ironic that I loved Geordi LaForge only on the basis of the fact that he was Levar Burton and brought me one of my Four Favourite Childhood TV shows... and now I'm married to a guy who favours Geordi on the basis of his sheer nerdiness.
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So, butterbobbin, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 0% unique and 25% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are normal. In terms of the way you relate to people, you believe in give and take. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 35

(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 75% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!


The Blogalyser reveals...

Your blog/web page text has an overall readability index of 10.

This suggests that your writing style is simplistic
(to communicate well you should aim for a figure between 10 and 20).Your blog has 19 sentences per entry, which suggests your general message is distinguished by verbosity
(writing for the web should be concise).


male malefemale female
self oneselfgroupworld world
past pastpresentfuture future

Your text shows characteristics which are 56% male and 44% female
(for more information see the Gender Genie).
Looking at pronoun indicators, you write mainly about yourself, then the world in general and finally your social circle. Also, your writing focuses primarily on the present, next the past and lastly the future.

Find out what your blogging style is like!

butterbobbin: (ronniemandolin)
I am not: with it today.
I hurt: myself on a regular basis.
I love: my husband.
I hate: the noise generated by neighbours.
I hope: we can move to a quieter locale soon.
I hear: noisome lawnmowers.
I crave: sleep.
I regret: quite a number of things.
I cry: when the mood strikes.
I always: wear sunglasses in the morning.
I long to: have peace and quiet.
I feel alone: when Mr Baldwin goes someplace without me.
I listen: to God.
I hide: because Mr Baldwin enjoys it. Do not ask.
I drive: badly or not at all.
I sing: along with Weird Al.
I dance: like a chicken with a broken leg.
I write: or I die.
I breathe: in and out.
I miss: peace and quiet.
I search: for truth.
I feel: blah.
I know: most of the lyrics to The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota.
I say: that knowing most of the lyrics to The Biggest Ball of Twine in Minnesota is a good way to never be bored.
I succeed: sometimes.
I fail: at staying focused.
I sleep: nightly.
I want: to move.
I have: DVDpedia.
I give: my Keno money to God.
I fight: mit Sigel. (Whatever that means. Ruth, do you know THAT poem?)
I wait: for Jesus to come back.
I need: to drink more water.
I am: not really wearing much.
I think: Mr Baldwin is cute when he sleeps. Like right now.
I stay: far away from spiders.
butterbobbin: (squeebaba)

What Star Trek Species Are You?
created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Federation

You Are The Federation, You prefer to be alone and learn. You enjoy helping people and know how to talk things up. You would help people into the spotlight before yourself

















Took this one a long time ago, but now I'm 75% instead of 60%. *cackle*
Your results:
You are Deanna Troi
Deanna Troi
Beverly Crusher
Jean-Luc Picard
Geordi LaForge
Will Riker
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Mr. Sulu
Mr. Scott
You are a caring and loving individual.
You understand people's emotions and
you are able to comfort and counsel them.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Quiz

butterbobbin: (alone)
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butterbobbin: (al jumping)
SCATTERGORIES...it's harder than it looks! Copy the text below, erase my answers, then use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They have to be real places, names, things.. nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial.. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

BOY NAME: Javier
A COLOUR: Jasmine
SOMETHING YOU WEAR: Jelly shoes... if you were a kid in the 1980s
FOOD: Jambalaya
SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: Erm... Jewellery? At least there used to be some in mine.
PLACE: Jungfrau
REASON FOR BEING LATE: Jell-O on the stairs made me trip
butterbobbin: (NOT.)
78 words

Speed test

That was a sidetrack. I got on here to say I am making graham crackers.

The things I do at night. Seriously.
butterbobbin: (dirt)

What Your Easter Egg Says About You

You are a deeply spiritual and passionate person.

Easily moved, you feel emotions strongly and clearly.

You are compassionate, loving, and kind.

People feel inspired by your strength and convictions.

You Are Quite Worldly

You've done a good bit of worldly exploring, and you have an international perspective.

And you're definitely looking forward to your future adventures abroad.

You've got the passport, the desire to travel, and maybe even the language skills.

Now all you need are the means!

Behold... My Future
  I will marry Daniel.  
  After a wild honeymoon, We will settle down in Equator in our fabulous Mansion.  
  We will have 13 kid(s) together.  
  Our family will zoom around in a Process Red Subaru Baja.
  I will spend my days as a Housewife, and live happily ever after.  
what's your future

13 kids. HA.
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[livejournal.com profile] krikketgirl posted this. It's awesome. Fill in the blanks with your questions in a reply to this post. Anything. Random, serious, silly. Whatever you really wanna know... ask. I love it.

1. What do you think of _____________ ?
2. When did you last ____________?
3. __________ or ___________ and why?
4. What did you ______________?
5. What's your favorite ______________?
6. How would you ______________?
7. Who would you most like to ________ ?
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From [livejournal.com profile] mbrsart
One word, and one word only. No hyphenated cheats. ONE. WORD. ONLY.


Not as easy as you might think. Remember: one word answers.

1. Where is your mobile phone? Nonexistent.
2. Your significant other? Sick.
3. Your hair? Highlighted.
4. Your mother? Busy
5. Your father? Busy
6. Your favorite thing? Chocolate
7. Your dream last night? None
8. Your favorite drink? Water
9. Your dream/goal? Goodness
10. The room you're in? Messy
11. Your ex? Forgotten
12. Your fear? Spiders
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years?
14. Where were you last night? Bed
15. What you're not? Alert
16. Muffins? Cinnamon
17. One of your wish list items? Sleep
18. Where you grew up? USA
19. The last thing you did? Errands
20. What are you wearing? Clothes
21. Your TV? None
22. Your pets? Gone
23. Your computer? iRene
24. Your life? Content
25. Your mood? Blah
26. Missing someone? No
27. Your car? Dan's
28. Something you're not wearing? Tiara
29. Favorite Store? Apple
30. Your summer? Sweet
31. Like someone? Yes
32. Your favorite color? Red
33. When is the last time you laughed? Today
34. Last time you cried? Wedding


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