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From [personal profile] rmjwell
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[personal profile] 19_crows chose the following:

  • Tabbies - I always thought I liked black and white cats best, but then I started to meet some tabbies.  I have found them to be exceptionally sweet and courteous.  I currently live with 2 brown tabbies, Camus who is a tuxedo tabby (meaning he has white neckfront and paws) and Wonderbutt who has no white at all.
  • Jewelry making - I've been getting into to jewelry making a little as some of my friends become more advanced.  My hands limit me somewhat in that dexterity is a problem, but I enjoy the creative process of coming up with designs and trying to implement them.  I have experimented so far with PMC, wire work and beading.
  • Rome -Rome is the only city in the world, and I've been to many, where I have gotten lost with a map in my hand.  It is somehow charming to me that you can see the place you are aiming for, but can't figure out how to get there.  I love the remnants in Rome from the height of the Roman Empire (roughly 10 BCE - 150 CE) and from the Renaissance. 
  • Crete - i found Crete to be rugged, individualistic and lightly touristed.  I enjoyed the 4 weeks I spent on the island 2 years ago.  It has an amazing history from Minoan times to WWII.  While there I walked from the top of a mountain to the seaside, ate "weeds in season" and watched clouds explode as they came into contact with the heat traveling North from Africa.
  • Gluten sensitivity issues - I am sensitive to wheat and wheat gluten, and so I find the issues surrounding this interesting.  I think I am lucky actually to have found out recently because there is an increasing awareness of allergy issues and better labeling is available all the time.  Wheat is hidden in many common ingredients, and so with sensitivity comes a heightened awareness of my diet.
  • Classics - I like the Greeks because of their interest in oratory and their desire to being recording it all.  Because of their writings, which were preserved by following generations we have a large inventory of writings from the root of our culture.  I like them because they did things on a grand scale.  I like the Romans because they continued the writing trends of the Greeks and also the art on the grand scale tradition. 
  • Theater arts - I studied theatre arts the first time I went to college.  I enjoy the way live theater taunts Murphy to come out and play, and how he often does.  I enjoy the full range of emotion that a good playwright can provide and good actors can play around with. I also enjoy the creativity and having the background to be able to see if the lighting director is doing something just slightly bold, or understanding why a set is so well (or so badly) designed.
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Is my new name....pleased to meet you.
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Comment on this post and I will pick seven of your interests from your LJ interest list. You then explain them in your journal and re-post. My interest selection below courtesy of [personal profile] serenejournal 

Athens - I am interested in the city and its history for many reasons. There is a debate going on there right now as to whether a 1930’s protected art-deco building should be razed in order to remove it from the sightline between the new museum and the Acropolis. It’s just a crazy place, and I find that cool. I also feel like understanding the roots of democracy is valuable in a world where it is being held up as the only solution to the world’s problems. (However, some of these folks seem to have confused “rule by the people” with “rule by the people unless we disagree with the people, and then we will do whatever we want”).

Beads – These are shiny things. Shiny things are good. Pretty things are good.

Body image – I am one of those rare people who are satisfied with their body shape. As a student of anthropology I find the relationships that all people have with their bodies fascinating and I enjoy reading about people with many different attitudes on the subject of their bodies and their feelings about their bodies.

Gleaning – This is something I grew up doing, and have recently revived an interest in. As a part of my efforts to contribute to a more sustainable world, I like to take every opportunity to make use of items (especially food) that might otherwise go to waste.

Nik Kershaw – An 80’s singer – songwriter whose career I have followed for some time. He has a recent album out, self-produced, which I have not finished listening to. I enjoy his lyrics which are complex and surprising.

Precious Metal Clay or PMC is a brand name for the silver clay which I am learning to use to make jewelry. I am interested in new techniques and in making unique and interesting shiny things.

– After which therefore because of which was added to my interest list in reaction to the pedophilia scandal on LJ a while back. It also reminds me that oversimplification can be bad. (btw - credit for this should go to [personal profile] misia)


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Kerry looks Like a Pumpkin
Kerry looks like a weak turd
Kerry looks like someone took a beer bottle to the side of the face
Kerry looks like a horse
Kerry Looks Like a Sad Horse
Kerry looks like a real winner
Kerry Looks Like Gore
Kerry looks like Lincoln [pause]....after the assasination
Kerry looks like the priest from the exorcist!!
Kerry looks like the mummy soldiers from The Mummy and The Mummy Returns
kerry looks like a horse instead of oompa loompa!
Kerry looks like a cash-obsessed, double-talking flip-flopper
Kerry looks like the the Smiler from Transmetropolitan? #55

I feel like I'm cheating, since most of these come from political blogs or articles of some sort....

I don't know [personal profile] wild_irises, I think I am in contention!

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Your Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:

 Imperial Majesty Kerry the Flavoursome of Chignall Smeally

Get your own
Peculiar Aristocratic Title

It appears that there really is a village called Chignall Smealy in Essex (nearChelmsford) known in part for its excellent views of the Queens birthday flypast.*


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Snagged from [personal profile] stonebender and [personal profile] wild_irises.

When you see this post, post a couple of quotations from your own favorite writers. These should be people you read over and over again, not people who had one great idea; go ahead and do it from memory, mistakes and all.

Paraphrased and shortened for clarity.  "This is the most shameful part of all, that they are not ashamed to be proved wrong by the facts."  The Apology of Socrates by Plato.

"We are here to do good for others.  What the others are here for, I don't know.  W.H. Auden

"I have never attributed to Nature a purpose or a goal, or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly, and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility." Richard Dawkins

"I understand what makes a woman think that any man is better than nothing.  I just don't understand what makes a woman think that she's got nothing."  Aaron Sorkin via Jeremy Goodwin on Sports Night.  (Yes, from a tv show, so what?.)
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Gakked from [profile] tenwii:

Use the first letter of your first name to answer each of the following. If you can't think of something, skip it. You can't use your name for the boy's/girl's name questions. 


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