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12 February 2008 @ 06:26 pm
Mimblety Mumblety Meme  
Tagged by badboy_fangirl for this meme. I can't even find the first one of these I did about 2 years back.

A. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
B. Tag seven people to do the same.
C. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it."


1) One of my most-hated noises is people making styrofoam squeak. :0
2) My favorite classical-music era is "modern," but it's mainly the music from about 1900-1945 and not "all" modern music. The period I like would be better described as neo-romantic.
3) I hate the movie "Pulp Fiction" with a passion. It will never be funny to me.
4) I love raw carrots and hate cooked ones. Since forever.
5) I still think of myself as an Oregonian, though I haven't lived there for 24 years. *sniffle*
6) I can roll one eye without rolling the other. It is frightening.
7) I grew up with Great Danes in the house, which means that dogs like Labs and Collies will always be "medium-sized" to me.

I tag athrosknot, deirdre_c, chanchito_z, black_regalia, happywriter06, girlguidejones, and gretazreta on this one!


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When it is darkest, men see the stars.: Not Sensitivewitchofthedogs on February 13th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC)
I hate the movie "Pulp Fiction" with a passion. It will never be funny to me.

OH MY GODS, YES!!!!!!!!!!

I thought I was alone.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I thought I was alone.
I had a discussion with antychan last week where we discussed this very thing. Everyone else I know loves it, except for my husband and me.

That accidental death, which they immediately joke about? I just cannot find that funny. It makes me mad, and then the whole movie is lost after that. Not that I liked the earlier part of it anyway.

"get medieval on your ass" is the only redeeming characteristic I can think of, because that line is funny in an unexpected way. But the rest? Campy, vicious, ugly, and just not for me. :0
When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on February 13th, 2008 04:28 am (UTC)
The only scene I found remotely amusing was the "English, mother fucker, do you speak it?" scene... But, on the whole, it just wasn't for me... I found it neither entertaining nor noteworthy.

But, then again, I don't really like any of Tarantino's work and don't quite see what the big deal is with him...
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 04:35 am (UTC)
"English, mother fucker, do you speak it?" scene...
I hear Samuel L. Jackson's voice in my head for that. Correct?

It makes me think of an interview in Parade magazine with Tommy Lee Jones, where it was clear he did not suffer fools gladly. It went something like this:
Interviewer: I read somewhere that you majored in English in college.
TLJ: Yes.
Interviewer: What kind of English?
TLJ: The kind we're talking right now!

Boy, did that crack me up.

But, then again, I don't really like any of Tarantino's work and don't quite see what the big deal is with him...
The ONLY film of his I liked was "Reservoir Dogs"-- the rest has been pulp crap to me. Sometimes I wonder if I'd like the one movie as much if Harvey Keitel weren't in it. That was a golden era for him.
When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on February 13th, 2008 04:39 am (UTC)
I love Harvey Keitel.

And I just notice (and this is a total non sequitur) that I have a thing for Dennis Hopper.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 04:43 am (UTC)
And I just notice (and this is a total non sequitur) that I have a thing for Dennis Hopper.
My husband has a total weakness for Dennis Hopper.

Our shared weakness include Gene Hackman (talk about your mixed bag of quality in the movies he makes), Morgan Freeman, and John Cusack. Any two of them in the same movie, and we are compelled to rent it regardless of any hints of imminent badness. ;)

Harvey Keitel had out, in a one-year span, "The Piano," "Bad Lieutenant," and "Reservoir Dogs." Boy, what an amazing year that was for him.
When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on February 13th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
Oh, your suggestions regarding my little lecture got me thinking and I think I have an "in" for my presentation... I need to think on it a bit more, but it's there...

*g*

Thank you.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 04:50 am (UTC)
I need to think on it a bit more, but it's there...
Oh, thank goodness!

One possibility would be to mention new thinking in dog training, and then discuss migratory steps away from prior methods. Some people are amenable to modifying their methods but not to throwing them out wholesale. Especially people who are... entrenched, for various reasons (age, habit, know-it-all-ism).

Or maybe you had something else in mind. :) I'm just glad you're getting some ideas for an approach.

When it is darkest, men see the stars.witchofthedogs on February 13th, 2008 04:56 am (UTC)
One possibility would be to mention new thinking in dog training, and then discuss migratory steps away from prior methods.

That's actually going to be part of it... I want to touch on the movement to "positive" reinforcement based training. And discuss that there is a wide gap between the way society treats dogs like children or neglects them all-together and that both approaches cause harm to the animals I end up seeing in my "practice". That positive reinforcement training provides the humans in the equation to begin to see the connection they have with their companions and removes fear-based techniques so that mutual trust and respect can be achieved.

I was also going to tell manly's story (as the ice-breaker) because he is how I got involved in all of this and he is the kind of dog in which I specialize. And he is one for whom positive reinforcement-based behavior modification truly made the difference between living a happy life and possible euthanasia.

These people are not really "rescue" people, so I want to really get their attention with respect to those kinds of issues...


Okay, I'm done hijacking your comments... *g*
Entendre? Make mine a double.: SN brothers stripteasedeirdre_c on February 13th, 2008 03:27 am (UTC)
1. oh yes. *shudder*
3. I can't watch Tarantino's stuff at all... waaaay to gory for my squeamish self. I'm lucky to make it through an ep of SPN.
6. She's A WITCH! /o\

*is trapped by the tag*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC)
3. I can't watch Tarantino's stuff at all... waaaay to gory for my squeamish self.
I hate gore in general (not a fan of ganster flicks-- both for the gore and the celebration of sociopathy). "Pulp Fiction" just seemed like over-elevated trash to me, and there were parts of it that just disturbed me. I was truly shocked when it became a hit.

6. She's A WITCH! /o\
:D This sounds like something out of Monty Python. :0
cindytsuki_no_bara on February 13th, 2008 03:29 am (UTC)
i totally agree that raw carrots are better than cooked ones. unless the cooked ones are covered in brown sugar, in which case, yum.

i liked pulp fiction.... but not all of the segments really do it for me. and i saw it with a film nerd friend of mine who hated it, so you're not the only one.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 04:13 am (UTC)
i totally agree that raw carrots are better than cooked ones. unless the cooked ones are covered in brown sugar, in which case, yum.
They taste totally different when they're cooked, and the cooked version is icky to me.

Now, broccoli and cauliflower are also different raw vs. cooked, I just happen to like them both ways. My husband thinks cauliflower is evil, and the cooked version moreso. I don't really get that, but whatever!

so you're not the only one.
Seems to be a nearly microscopic minority, though. :)
sassy, classy, and a bit smart-assy: FishbisquitLoveSKbadboy_fangirl on February 13th, 2008 03:47 am (UTC)
#6--how in the world is that possible....?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC)
#6--how in the world is that possible....?
Cross your eyes, and let one of them circle around while the other stays crossed.

This used to totally wig out a neurologist friend of my parents, because he was sure that was not possible. Mwah-ha-ha!
Deadbeat Nymph: dean indie rockdeadbeat_nymph on February 13th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
I grew up with Great Danes in the house, which means that dogs like Labs and Collies will always be "medium-sized" to me.

Aww... See, I think that all dogs that I like are 'puppies' and therefore 'cute'. This includes the two Great Danes of my landlord's in France. On the outside of the house, they were scary f***ers, but inside the house? Sweet as pie. I luffed them! *sighs happily at fond memories of puppies*
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 13th, 2008 07:32 am (UTC)
On the outside of the house, they were scary f***ers, but inside the house? Sweet as pie.
Oh really, Great Danes are just cowards in a big package. They're huge and have a big bark, but typically very gentle dispositions.

When ours used to go to the beach and run loose, they really did seem more like horses than dogs. That silly look they'd get in their eyes and the way they'd gallop around belonged to an entirely different animal!
aeroport_art: omgaeroport_art on February 14th, 2008 03:02 am (UTC)
Ooops I tagged you before realizing you'd already done it :0 *hands you a pardon*

Omg you can roll one eye??? That's FREAKY.
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 14th, 2008 04:46 am (UTC)
*hands you a pardon*

Whew! *is off the hook*

Apparently, the eye-rolling thing is big news. Send the Winchesters in to investigate! \o/