16 things

I was tagged by Cerrie so here’s my list!


16 Random things about Me:

1. Cereal is probably my favorite food.

2. I don’t like to watch movies because I can’t make the time committement to sit through an entire one. I get fidgety.

3. I have two very spoiled dogs.

4. I downloaded the Handsome Furs leak and I don’t feel bad about it. I had already pre-ordered the album.

5. I have a weird fear of water that I can’t see the bottom of.

6. I’m extremely shy. It’s been a huge problem for me and continues to plague me still. Over everything in life, it’s what I battle the most everyday. It also bleeds into my online persona.

7. I am perpetually hot and have to keep the air down to 60 to be anywhere near comfortable.

8. I play World of Warcraft pretty much every evening with my husband and a slew of my family and rl friends.  Gaming gets such a bad rap and it annoys me because WoW plays such a huge part in keeping me in touch with friends and family I’ve moved away from.

9. My desk is extremely messy and it drives me nuts but no matter how I try to clean it up, it is messy within a few hours.

10. I might have a small crush on Spencer Krug. It’s fan girly and super geeky, but his music has really changed me.

11. I love watching the Food Network but I don’t cook very often.

12. I own a ton of makeup but I usually end up using the same couple of products.

13.  I try to write as often as possible but I have to be in the zone, right music, right temperature of the room, etc. I mostly do short stories, but I’ve dipped my pen into everything from erotica to technical manuals. I’d just like to say that my poor blogging is not reflective of my usual writing. :P

14. If I could get away with it, my hair would always be an outrageous color.

15.  I sometimes will listen to the same song on repeat all day for a few days. When I love something I can get a little obsessive.

16. I curse like a sailor and I’m particularly fond of the f-word. I also have amazing self restraint. :P


I probably could sit on Blogthings all day taking these quizzes! I saw this one on CeN’s blog and had to take it. I’d say it’s fairly spot on.

You Are the Philosopher

You love thinking things over and developing theories.Learning is very important to you, and you pursue knowledge relentlessly.

You love to talk about the things you know, often in more detail than people would like to hear.

And you know a lot! You’re always taking on new subjects, interests, and hobbies.

You are at your best when you are left alone to ponder your newest ideas and experiments.

You tend to withdraw from environments that are loud, contentious, or passionate.


I like memes. I don’t know why, I just do. Here’s a collection of a few from this week:

SL Inventory
– Yes, it only looks neat on the outside. I’m really fanatic about the outside of stuff looking neat but I don’t care too much what the inner stuff looks like.
– Open your SL inventory.
– Don’t clean up anything!
– Take a screenshot of your inventory and upload to Flickr.
– Post the instructions with your picture.
my inventory

Desktop – I do keep my desktop fairly neat… I don’t like a bunch of icons cluttering up my wallpaper. It’s a picture of the Club Congress that I took a few months ago.
– Minimize all the windows.
– Don’t clean up anything!
– Take a screenshot of your desktop and upload to Flickr.
– Post the instructions with your picture.
Desktop meme

Name 3 of your SL pet peeves. They don’t have to make sense and they can be totally crazy, but just name 3 things that bug you and discuss!

1. Ban lines just in general are made of fail. They are an eyesore and they leak through my walls even though they are up next door.. why can’t they just be invisible walls? And also, why don’t they extend all the way up? I’d very much like to keep people from just letting themselves into my skybox. Sure, I realize they can cam in but I’d far prefer them to peep from somewhere else than actually show up in my house. Actually it would be awesome if they could keep people from camming in too! A girl can dream can’t she?

2. People who complain about freebies. Honestly, if it’s not your thing, fine, don’t take it and stfu. I still remember being in a store where the owner had just set out a freebie and people were bitching about it in general chat while she was standing right there! So effing rude. And it was fine quality but it was one of those things that not everyone would be into. Ugh. Is it so hard to just not pick up a freebie if you don’t like it and leave?

3. The camera. My struggle with the horrendous camera are well documented and even though I’m better at using it, I still HATE, HATE, HATE the camera. Hate.

And I’m going to add a 4th because it’s something that just recently starting bugging me… for some reason on this latest viewer there are glow “ghosts” showing up in my snapshots. Like I’ll be near a tree that has glow on it and there will be this weird light thing that will cover my face or something in the snapshot. Very weird and annoying and it’s ruining the majority of my snapshots so I have to stick with screenshots to make sure I don’t get that which is also a pain.

Book Meme

Yeah I’m a sucker for memes. :) I came across this one on Meara’s blog.


Look at the list and bold those we have read.
Italicize those we intend to read.
Underline the books we LOVE

1 Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series – JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

6 The Bible

7 Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials – Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations – Charles Dickens

11 Little Women – Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 – Joseph Heller

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare

15 Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveler’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch – George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House – Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy

25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

28 Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis

34 Emma – Jane Austen

35 Persuasion – Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe – CS Lewis

37 The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne

41 Animal Farm – George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving

45 The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies – William Golding

50 Atonement – Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi – Yann Martel

52 Dune – Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck

62 Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

63 The Secret History – Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road – Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones’s Diary – Helen Fielding

69 Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick – Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens

72 Dracula – Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses – James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath

77 Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal – Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession – AS Byatt

81 A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple – Alice Walker

84 The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry

87 Charlotte’s Web – EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton

91 Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad

92 The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks

94 Watership Down – Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet – William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (abriged)

Odd that Shakespeare is on this list twice and one of the selections is “The Complete works of” which I would assume also includes Hamlet. :P

Rant and then a meme

So SL is still giving me fits. I’m just not loading at all, I can’t change clothes. I’m pretty annoyed. I think tomorrow I’ll go scorched earth and reinstall the whole kit and caboodle. I’ve also been having issues in WoW so there might be some low lying computer issue to blame. So yeah, no pictures again today. So instead I’m going to snag this meme from CeN’s Blog to bide my time until I can get this computer fixed.

“The original meme I read said to go to the address bar at the top of your internet browser, type a letter of the alphabet, and write down what website comes up. That didn’t work so well for me. Instead I tried it with Google. I typed a letter and the following is a list of the first word that came up in my auto-populate.”

A – Ad Astra Per Alia Porci
B – Bang your drum
C – cartographer_mining.lua
D – double cutaway hollowbody
E – Exotic Spice Cookies
F – Fender Custom Vibrolux Reverb
G – garfield minus garfield (hilarious)
H – handsome furs
I – i’ll believe in anything
J – japanese empress
K – karazhan
L – lady vashj
M – magistrix
N – neologies
O – of the shattered sun
P – paladin tank spec
Q – queen mary incident
R – raised water dish
S – Spencer Krug
T – TS7 Tubescreamer
U – unseelie
V – vegan bakery
W – wolf parade
X – xavian
Y – yahama keyboard spencer krug
Z – zoomer

Fun!! :D  I usually use double quotes around most of my search phrases so somehow these managed to escape that lol.  Sure shows what my major interests are! ^^;