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( Mar. 13th, 2008 02:45 pm)
Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on religion, favorite type of underwear, etc. Alternatively, you can ask me a question, any question and I will answer it.

Comments will be initially screened. They'll be unscreened at my discretion if I want to share the answer; I will leave them screened if you ask me to do so.

If you like, repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other!
Step 1. Put your playlist on random.
Step 2. Post the first line from the first 25 songs that play, no matter how embarrassing. (You can skip songs that are instrumental.)
Step 3. Strike out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
NO GOOGLING. (Because that is called cheating!!)

Mind you, this is now cutting into my 4-CD review of Nightwish, at least the CDs I've already ripped...

Here we go... )
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( Dec. 7th, 2007 04:57 pm)
Comment on this post and I'll give you a band. Don't worry, I'll make it one you know and love. You put your ten favorite songs by that band on your lj and in reply to the comment, then challenge others to do the same.

[ profile] smurphy487 gave me the obvious...

Pink Floyd.

And if the band you're in starts playing different tunes... )
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( Aug. 31st, 2007 10:19 am)
I got tagged by [ profile] smurphy487

List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

"Sheep," Pink Floyd, Animals -- This song has been in my head since last September, when I heard Roger Waters perform it on his Dark Side of the Moon tour. I have now heard the entire album live and in person through several different tours from Roger. Plus, I've been teaching myself how to play the outtro solo on guitar. Up until a few months ago, I didn't know the chord progressions.

"My Head's in Mississippi," ZZ Top, Recycler -- Great Texas blues-based rock boogie around. Hell, the entire album is one of their best.

"Cross-Eyed Mary," Jethro Tull, Aqualung -- Since I recently found a way to emulate an effects rack/stomp boxes/amps and speaker cabinets all through my PC, I've been toying with some of Tull's works from the early 70s, when Martin Barre just took the heavy guitar sound and ran with it. All of the electric guitar on this album is just incredible, especially when you consider that the beautiful solo in "Aqualung" was done in one take. And this was when Martin saw that Jimmy Page walked into the mixing booth as he was playing, and there was the decision to stop and wave or just keep playing... he kept playing. However, I put this song on the list because of the intense fingerwork on the chorus verses that I need to do to keep up with it, and it's done fast.

"Have a Cigar," Pink Floyd, Wish You Were Here -- Dedicated again to the emulation on the PC I mentioned above. Now that I have the proper effects, I can get the right sound, and with the online tablature and play-along lessons, I'll finally get to serious work on this song. It's a great song to hear live as well.

"Fuzzbox Voodoo," ZZ Top, Antenna -- Another classic Texas blues-based rock boogie... complete with double entendre. What more would you expect from a band with songs like "Tube Snake Boogie," "Pearl Necklace," and "Burger Man" in their repertoire?

"One of These Days," Pink Floyd, originally from Meddle, but I'm thinking more on the live version on the "High Hopes" import single CD -- Driving bass, great slide guitar with a good amount of delay, chorus and overdrive... and if you watch the videos for it, you'll see the piggies! (And the brief snippet in the quite middle section that sounds very much like the Doctor Who theme...)

"Just Like Heaven," The Cure -- I'm trying to get more into the Cure, as Colleen absolutely loves the music... This song and "Lovesong" are prominent in my head.

I tag...

[ profile] devlin0906
[ profile] panzer73
[ profile] potch1214
[ profile] sfogliatella
[ profile] silent_iniquity
[ profile] skyglider
[ profile] volare
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( Aug. 30th, 2007 02:15 pm)
Okay, here we go...

List your 6 favorite TV shows: (Mine are in no particular order)

  1. Good Eats

  2. Doctor Who

  3. Family Guy

  4. House

  5. Mythbusters

  6. NCIS

And now the questions... )
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( Aug. 30th, 2007 01:20 pm)
1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag whoever wants to do it

1. I scribble notes/transcribe songs or whatever into Tengwar (Tolkein's Elvish script. Beautiful to look at.)
2. I do have a tendency to, once in a grand while, go into Gamer Geek mode and say that I failed a Perception check or some other skill or attribute roll...
3. I always have something going on in my head -- music, writing ideas (going through whole dialogues), gaming ideas, thinking of Marcus and Colleen, working on a chili recipe... (not necessarily in that order...)
4. I'm rubbish when it comes to major finances.
5. The first foreign accent I ever worked on was Australian. It's currently not as good as it once was due to falling out of practice with it.
6. I'm absolute bollocks at driving a car with manual transmission. Granted, I've only tried twice, but they didn't go well at all.
7. I haven't ridden a bicycle since 1998, at least.

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( Aug. 23rd, 2007 01:34 pm)
More memes for the hell of it...
Dial the combination, open the priesthole... and if I'm in, I'll tell you what's behind the wall... )
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( Feb. 16th, 2007 03:47 pm)
When you see this in your friends' page, post some 1980s lyrics in your journal!

What in the world has come all over me?
I ain't got a chance at one in three
Ain't got no rap, ain't got no line
But if you give me just a minute, I'll be feelin' fine

I am the one who can fade the heat
The one they all say who just can't be beat
I'll shoot it to you straight
And look you in the eye
So give me just a minute, I will tell you why

I'm a rough boy
I'm a rough boy

I don't care how you look at me
Because I'm the one, and then you will see
We can make it work
We can make it by
So gimme one more minute and I'll tell you why

I'm a rough boy
I'm a rough boy

"Rough Boy," ZZ Top, Afterburner, 1985
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( Feb. 6th, 2007 03:29 pm)
Use the first letter of your name and fill out the following: (I'll do one for each, my first & last names! No one said they had to be favorites, either...)

1. Actor: Alan Alda, James Mason
2. 4 letter word: Alms, Jest
3. Street name: Amherst Street,
4. Color: Azure, Jet
5. Gift/present: Amethyst pendant, Jellies
6. Vehicle: Altima, Jetta
7. Tropical Location: Antigua, Jamaica
8. College Major: Art, Journalism
9. Dairy Product: Ayran, Junket
10. Thing in a Souvenir Shop: Awful T-shirts, Just about anything tacky
11. Boy Name: Adam, Joachim
12. Girl Name: Alison, Jennifer
13. Movie Title: All the President's Men, John Q
14. Type of Alcohol: Absolut Mandarin, Jack Daniels
15. Occupation: Aviator, Journalist
16. Flower: Azalea, Juniper(?)
17. Celebrity: Alan Arkin, Jude Law
18. Magazine: Astronomy, Jet
19. European City: Amsterdam, Jakobstad
20. Band: Asia, Jethro Tull
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( Jan. 16th, 2007 02:00 pm)
Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names.

  1. I have been known to talk to myself... partly in German.

  2. Until recently, I named my computers after fictional mages -- Myrddyn, Dresden, etc.

  3. I have used my steering wheel not only as a drum set, but also as a guitar fretboard, and as a flute, of sorts... at least with the fingerings...

  4. I tend to write notes to myself, doodle, and transcribe songs in Tengwar (Tolkein's elvish script... it's in English, just a different alphabet).

  5. I get highly annoyed by kids earing and using Heelies in crowded stores. I think stores should start clamping down on kids rolling along in the stores. First offense is that they stop. Second, leave the store. Third offense, banned for a week... then it gets even more serious. Those things are a hazard. Some kid nearly ran into me because he was rolling along and wasn't watching where he was going. And he had the nerve to give me a look when I said, "Careful there."

  6. I typically bring some sort of RPG material with me to work so I can work on a project or two during lunch breaks.

  7. Once in a while, the gamer in me will state something gaming-related to a real-life event, such as, "Well, I just failed my Spot check..."

  8. For some reason, while I'm at work portions of "Stairway to Heaven" keep going through my head.

  9. I used to have a bad habit of crunching ice... so much, in fact, that I became an ice connosieur. I've kicked that habit -- now it's Wint-O-Green Lifesavers... the big bags...

  10. I am a cooking geek. Not quite to the Alton Brown level, but he is my primary cooking hero.

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( Nov. 21st, 2006 09:20 am)
You scored as Character Player. The Character Player enjoys creating in-depth characters with distinct and rich personalities. He identifies closely with his characters, feeling detached from the game if he doesn�t. He takes creative pride in exploring different characters, often making each new one radically different than others he�s played. The Character Player bases his decisions on his character's psychology first and foremost. He may view rules as a necessary evil at best, preferring sessions in which the dice never come out of their bags. For the Character Player, the greatest reward comes from experiencing the game from the emotional perspective of an interesting character.


Character Player




Casual Gamer


Power Gamer


Weekend Warrior






What RPG Player (Not Character) Type Are You?
created with

Not a big surprise, though I do make some combat monsters from time to time...
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( Oct. 30th, 2006 05:28 pm)
1. Explain what ended your last relationship?
familial devotion
2. When was the last time you shaved?
two weeks
3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
vacuuming car
4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
helping caller
5. Are you any good at math?
learned calculus
6. Your prom night?
working nightshift
7. Do you have any famous ancestors?
Not sure
8. Have you had to take a loan out for school?
not lately
9. Do you know the words to the song on your myspace profile?
Yes indeed
10. Last thing received in the mail?
junk, bills
11. How many different beverages have you had today?
12. Do you ever leave messages on people's answering machines?
Rarely do
13. Who did you lose your CONCERT virginity to?
ZZ Top
14. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
You kidding?
15. What's the most painful dental procedure you've had?
Root canal
16. What is out your back door?
spider webs
17. Any plans for Friday night?
Doctor Who
18. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
It's wet
19. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?
Years ago
20. Have you ever been to a planetarium?
!for years
21. Do you re-use towels after you shower?
yes yes
22. Some things you are excited about?
Marcus! Colleen!
23. What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
Orange, cherry
24. Describe your keychain(s)?
jingly jangly
25. Where do you keep your change?
right pocket
26. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
years ago
27. What kind of winter coat do you own?
flight jacket
28. What was the weather like on your graduation day?
which one?
29. Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
open, dark


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