November 20th, 2003


*blushes with delight*

Thanks to all of you who listened to my phone post! I promise, forthcoming ones will have more swears so you can all experience the creative profanity.

I'm especially really flattered by the fact that some people thought my accent was cute. See, throughout my growing-up years I was mocked for my voice. It used to be a little (lot) more nasal, and in middle school the other kids called me Urkel and made fun of me. So it's really cool when people tell me they like my voice.

Thank you!
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Self-indulgent poll (then again, aren't they all?)

This may sound like ego, and it probably is, but, hell, so's LiveJournal, so why the hell not?

One of the loveliest compliments I've ever gotten was from an old roommate of scarcrest who heard me on the phone and told Jason I had a voice like "bourbon and honey." Jason reminded me of this recently, and what with phone posting, I thought this would be fun.

What does my voice sound like to you?

BTW, I'm sorry, but I haven't gotten to listen to any of your phone posts. Haven't figured out how to get them to work on my computer yet. :(
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Law and Order geekage

Collapse )That reminds me of something I really fucking hate about television: the constant demonization of certain professions. Journalism is a big one. But I think the biggest is social workers. I've lost track of the number of times I've seen social workers portrayed as uncaring, lazy, closed-minded, and incompetent, on well-respected shows such as Law and Order, ER, and even my own beloved Homicide. And I've frequently seen these shows while sitting beside my mother, the secretary of our county's Department of Children's Services.

Obviously, I've known a lot of social workers. Some weren't so great, yes; one needs only look at the news to know that some fail miserably. But a great many are good people toiling ceaselessly in a job that's low-prestige and low-pay, not to mention with an enormous burnout rate. Is it really so much to ask that they not be constantly demonized by popular culture?
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Behold my new icon! That's Nick the cat I'm cuddling, one of my landlord's cats. (He's been missing, but there's a possibility we may have found him!) Photo by capitalfellow, icon by darkmattr.
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Still not king.

shamelessly stolen from fallencathedral

Lord of the Rings Fun:
1. Stand up halfway through the movie and yell loudly, "Wait... where
the hell is Harry Potter?"
2. Block the entrance to the theater while screaming: "YOU SHALL NOT
PASS!" - After the movie, say "Lucas could have done it better."
3. Play a drinking game where you have to take a sip every time someone says: "The Ring."
4. Point and laugh whenever someone dies.
5. Ask everyone around you if they think Gandalf went to Hogwarts.
6. Finish off every one of Elrond's lines with "Mr. Anderson."
7. When Aragorn is crowned king, stand up and at the top of your lungs sing, "And I did it.... MY way...!"
8. Talk like Gollum all through the movie.
At the end, bite off someone's finger and fall down the stairs.
9. Dress up as old ladies and reenact "The Battle of Helms Deep" Monty Python style.
10. When Denethor lights the fire, shout "Barbecue!"
11. In TTT when the Ents decide to march to war, stand up and shout "RUN FOREST, RUN!"
12. Every time someone kills an Orc, yell: "That's what I'm Tolkien about!"
See how long it takes before you get kicked out of the theatre.
13. During a wide shot of a battle, inquire, "Where's Waldo?"
14. Talk loudly about how you heard that there is a single frame of
a nude Elf hidden somewhere in the movie.
15. Start an Orc sing-a-long.
16. Come to the premiere dressed as Frankenfurter and wander around looking terribly confused.
17. When they go in the paths of the dead, wait for tense moment and shout, "I see dead people!"
18. Imitate what you think a conversation between Gollum, Dobby and Yoda would be like.
19. Release a jar of daddy-long-legs into the theater during the Shelob scene.
20. Wonder out loud if Aragorn is going to run for governor of California.
21. When Shelob comes on, exclaim, "Man! Charlotte's really let herself go!"
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