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26 April 2007 @ 04:20 pm
C'est moi! Maybe...  
The Golden Compass meme says that this is me:

I am very "catlike" as a person, so this isn't really a surprise. :D The ocelot's a little fancier than I would have expected (Hi, I'm wearing jeans and a t-shirt to work like I do every day-- whoo-hoo!).

So where, I wonder, are the Badger people? The Serpents? The Wolverines? Mmmmmm-- Hugh Jackman.

I just finished Book One in the "Golden Compass" series, and (unpopular opinion alert!) I have mixed feelings about it. I was pretty compelling, pulling me through the story fairly well. But the AU takes on our own world are the kind of thing which sometimes hack me off. I'm not a big AU fan, in general-- sometimes it works for me, but mostly not. The basic premise would work better for me if it were not set in our world-- along with most of the story, actually. Why not make a new planet? The quoting of the Garden of Eden story but mangling it with the AU take of this story-- that bugs. If you remember that I'm not at all religious, you'll really know how much that bugs!

Just began a new Patricia McKillip book at the gym today, and wanted to keep reading after my elliptical time was up (but no-- off to the hated weight room). There are NO new Men's Health mags at the gym since about November-- that's my second favorite after the glorious trash-fest that is People magazine.

Also, I may or may not have snapped the head off of the flexible shower wand in the women's locker room at work. *hums innocently* It's been loose and leaky for awhile, and apparently it was joined by wimpy welded plastic. Well, I guess the repair folks will seriously understand that it needs work now, huh?

Hey, it's SPN day! Did anyone notice except me? :P

Princess Robot Bubblegum!astrothsknot on April 27th, 2007 01:09 am (UTC)
Never had you figured for a Karen.

I got a tiger, which surprised me. I wanted a hyena
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: Venushalfshellvenus on April 27th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
There are more Karens than even I would expect around LJ, though the name has died a sad death in the U.S. here in younger generations. I know three other mothers who are Karens (one's a "kah-ren"), but I don't know of a single child at my daughter's school with that name. Now, "Kaitlyn" (with a bazillion spellings) is another matter.

Ooh, a tiger sounds fantastic! I hadn't thought about the hyena (honestly, I wonder which animals are choices via the quiz-- is that one of them?). Those Aussie animals seem so exotic, really. What if someone got a kangaroo? Can you imagine?

Or a platypus: "You are Confused, Outdated, Awkward and Unafraid to Part With The Crowd." ;)
plutogirl10 on April 27th, 2007 07:54 am (UTC)
That one's me too! Ocelot's rule all. *nods wisely*

If the welded plastic was that wimpy then it's totally not your fault that it snapped off. Of it's own volition (sp?).
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphors: SN Lovershalfshellvenus on May 3rd, 2007 08:54 pm (UTC)
That one's me too! Ocelot's rule all. *nods wisely*
This actually doesn't surprise me, since I sometimes think of us as twins under the skin. I joke with mooyoo sometimes also that she and I share a brain (our opinions sometimes just lockstep themselves right off into the sunset without us), and if she were around lately I wonder if she'd be an ocelot too?

If the welded plastic was that wimpy then it's totally not your fault that it snapped off.
:D I was expecting metal screws and some rubber washers. Like most plumbing has! Well, now I know why it was a little loose and leaking-- the faucet head was already half-way broken. Piz o' garbage. :0
plutogirl10 on May 4th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
since I sometimes think of us as twins under the skin

heeee :D totally

Sheesh, the things that happen to you in public change rooms. I was showering once after swimmping laps at my local pool, and I turned around and there was this blonde girl with her head poking under the door, watching me. And I was butt NEKID. I think I made a girly sounding shreik or something and the kids' mother told her off, but it freaked. me. out.