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Banned Books Meme

Strike if you've read it, bold first if you had to read it for school.

1. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
2. The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger
3. The Grapes of Wrath, by John Steinbeck
4. To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
5. The Color Purple, by Alice Walker
6. Ulysses, by James Joyce
7. Beloved, by Toni Morrison
8. The Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
9. 1984, by George Orwell
10. The Sound and the Fury, by William Faulkner
11. Lolita, by Vladmir Nabokov
12. Of Mice and Men, by John Steinbeck
13. Charlotte's Web, by E.B. White
14. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce
15. Catch-22, by Joseph Heller
16. Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley
17. Animal Farm, by George Orwell
18. The Sun Also Rises, by Ernest Hemingway
19. As I Lay Dying, by William Faulkner
20. A Farewell to Arms, by Ernest Hemingway
21. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad
22. Winnie-the-Pooh, by A.A. Milne
23. Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston
24. Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison
25. Song of Solomon, by Toni Morrison
26. Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
27. Native Son, by Richard Wright
28. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, by Ken Kesey
29. Slaughterhouse-Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
30. For Whom the Bell Tolls, by Ernest Hemingway
31. On the Road, by Jack Kerouac
32. The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway
33. The Call of the Wild, by Jack London
34. To the Lighthouse, by Virginia Woolf
35. Portrait of a Lady, by Henry James
36. Go Tell it on the Mountain, by James Baldwin
37. The World According to Garp, by John Irving
38. All the King's Men, by Robert Penn Warren
39. A Room with a View, by E.M. Forster
40. The Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
41. Schindler's List, by Thomas Keneally
42. The Age of Innocence, by Edith Wharton
43. The Fountainhead, by Ayn Rand
44. Finnegans Wake, by James Joyce
45. The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair
46. Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf
47. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
48. Lady Chatterley's Lover, by D.H. Lawrence
49. A Clockwork Orange, by Anthony Burgess
50. The Awakening, by Kate Chopin
51. My Antonia, by Willa Cather
52. Howards End, by E.M. Forster
53.In Cold Blood, by Truman Capote
54. Franny and Zooey, by J.D. Salinger
55. The Satanic Verses, by Salman Rushdie
56. Jazz, by Toni Morrison
57. Sophie's Choice, by William Styron
58. Absalom, Absalom!, by William Faulkner
59. A Passage to India, by E.M. Forster
60. Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
61. A Good Man Is Hard to Find, by Flannery O'Connor
62. Tender Is the Night, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
63. Orlando, by Virginia Woolf
64. Sons and Lovers, by D.H. Lawrence
65. Bonfire of the Vanities, by Tom Wolfe
66. Cat's Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut
67. A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
68. Light in August, by William Faulkner
69. The Wings of the Dove, by Henry James
70. Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe
71. Rebecca, by Daphne du Maurier
72. A Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
73. Naked Lunch, by William S. Burroughs
74. Brideshead Revisited, by Evelyn Waugh
75. Women in Love, by D.H. Lawrence
76. Look Homeward, Angel, by Thomas Wolfe
77. In Our Time, by Ernest Hemingway
78. The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, by Gertrude Stein
79. The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett
80. The Naked and the Dead, by Norman Mailer
81. Wide Sargasso Sea, by Jean Rhys
82. White Noise, by Don DeLillo
83. O Pioneers!, by Willa Cather
84. Tropic of Cancer, by Henry Miller
85. The War of the Worlds, by H.G. Wells
86. Lord Jim, by Joseph Conrad
87. The Bostonians, by Henry James
88. An American Tragedy, by Theodore Dreiser
89. Death Comes for the Archbishop, by Willa Cather
90. The Wind in the Willows, by Kenneth Grahame
91. This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
92. Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand
93. The French Lieutenant's Woman, by John Fowles
94. Babbitt, by Sinclair Lewis
95. Kim, by Rudyard Kipling
96. The Beautiful and the Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
97. Rabbit, Run, by John Updike
98. Where Angels Fear to Tread, by E.M. Forster
99. Main Street, by Sinclair Lewis
100. Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie

Merry Christmas!

Happy Holidays everyone! Remember the season, and the reason for the celebrations.

Humiliating pictures of our pets and loved ones! Have a safe and happy week!

Movie Meme

New LJ layout. I needed an excuse to post. Figured I'd do the movie line thing again, and be lame and reuse the ones no one guessed last time, in addition to a few more.

*Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
* Go to IMDB.com and find a quote from each movie.
* Post them here for everyone to guess.
* Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
* NO cheating!


1. "I can be surrounded by a sea of people and still feel all alone... Then I think of you."
2. "Mom and Dad are gonna kill me! And I'm gonna tell you this, it will not be done with mercy!" (Meet the Robinsons) magdellena
3. "Are you really? To me, it looked like the two of you were just leaving."
4. "That's because I have these incredible boobs to fill it out!"
5. "Ask us the sex question." (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) magdellena
6. "You're always complaining, except when we make love. Then you say nothing."
7." A princess never chases a chicken."
8." Wait! Wait! Look at me. Look at me. I'm life. I live... I, I breathe... I feel. Now that you know it... can you really take it? Is it really worth the price?"
9. "And to all this she must yet add something more substantial in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading." (Pride and Prejudice) magdellena
10. "Yeah... they said that would happen in health class. " (Superbad) penguin_ford
11. "You're apologizing for bleeding?"
12. "Better a silly girl with a flower than a silly boy with a horse and a stick. " (A Knight's Tale) magicpants
13. "You're a genius!" "A genius with access to unstable chemicals"
14. "Check out the batwing, bitch!" (Waiting) magicpants
15. "You're wearing that hat? After all the magic I used to make your dress pretty?" (Howl's Moving Castle) penguin_ford
16. "I'm impressed. For a moment there, I thought you were just a dumb hick who only has sex with farm animals." "Well, not only" (Star Trek) magicpants
17. "I sold flowers; I didn't sell myself. Now you've made a lady of me, I'm not fit to sell anything else." (My Fair Lady) magicpants
18. "No way! You? But you're like the classic school principle! I mean you're scary and bad with people..."
19. "You just take care of that meatball sir and leave the freaking out to me." (Horton Hears a Who) magdellena
20. "Dilly-dally, shilly-shally. Isn't it time you do the forgiving?"

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30 Day Challenge


One of the girls at work got me all jazzed about this product she uses, and after three days of her talking about it nearly non-stop (this is someone who's not usually excited about much of anything), I told her I'd give it a try. If I'm not perfectly happy with it, I get my money back anyway.  She brought it to work for me this morning, so we'll see how it goes.  I feel very awake, which isn't normal for a morning shift. I have tons of energy but I dont' have the shakies in my fingers like I normally do when I take an energy thing.

We used the scale here to weigh me, and she measured my assorted parts so i'd have a reference to see how things go.  I was shocked to discover I've actually lost twenty-five pounds since my last doctor's visit.  I knew I'd lost some, but not that much, since my 'hot' pants fit me again.  But my boobs got bigger, go fig (this I don't mind.)  Twenty pounds to go until my goal 'weight' but I'm not so much worried about the number. I just want a better shape. 

I was also proud of myself because when I went to 7-11 for my lunch I got a sammich and baked chips, and...gasp! Water. No soda. I'd already started to cut back from last year, where it was regular pop every day, and fast food every day.  I'll cut back a little more now.  Maybe let myself have one a week on my fast food day.  Fridays are fast food day, because the dinner at work on Fridays is always horrible.  Now if I could get the puppy to run with me without running in front of me all the time I could try that as well.  At the very least I am going to start working out.

Goals! Drink my magic juice every morning, walk the dog for 20 minutes, eat out once a week, Turbo Jam once a week.

Voice Post

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“Happy 4th of July everybody my favorite holiday of the year. I don't know if it's the fire works and the parade and the grilling and the food and in stock at work. I can't see the fire works pretty well. So do it see if you're coming out of the window so I'll get to watch some kids and stuff ___ watching kids could you probably want me. So ___ great family and we get together all my cousins but is good to see you. So happy 4th of July.”

Auto-Transcribed Voice Post - spoken through SpinVox

Puppy Class : Week One!

Today was Daxter's first week of puppy classes, at the local PetSmart. There's four dogs in the class, unless you count the trainer's dog who isn't a puppy. As small as Dax seems to me, he's double the size of all the other puppies, which are a miniature poodle, a shihtzu, and a jack russel terrier. The JRT was the only one that seemed that interested in playing so far, though Jasper (who I keep calling Edward in my head) put up with the puppies exploring him pretty well.

We went over pressure points, and massage stuff to get our dogs used to being handled. The trainer showed me on her dog Jasper, since he's a Shepherd/Heeler mix and a bigger dog, so that I could see how to do it when Dax is bigger. She passed around these treats for those that didn't have them, and they smelled like bacon and yum. I wanted to have a bite. I'll have to resist now that we have it at home. We all got clickers, and they're giving us training binders next time. Mostly we worked today as far as commands, on getting puppy to associate the clicker with treats. I got to feel super smart cause I could tell the class about Paavlov and his experiments. We also did the command 'watch me.' Daxter did really good with that one, once he settled down. Now he sits nicely at my feet and staaaaaares at me. I can just see the thought bubble above his head.

"I'm watching. I'm staaaaaring into your eyes. Where's my goddamn treat?'





Here's some pics of Albert and Daxter making 'nice.'

Jake Black Benefit!

One of my friends that I had the pleasure of meeting while I worked at the Dragon's Keep, Jake Black, has been diagnosed with cancer.  Some folks have organized a benefit print sale, to help him pay for his medical bills. So if you like Jake, or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turltes (OR BOFF) please go check it out.

plairdblog.blogspot.com/2009/05/jake-black-benefit-print-at-fcbd.html

I'm thinking great thoughts for you Jake!

Shinies.

One of my gentlemen friends at work flagged me down as I was coming into the building. They can always hear me coming from 100 feet away, apparently, due to the excessively jingly nature of my keys. This is, apparently, to  blame on the excessive way I wiggle my hips when I walk, therefor making my keys swing (they spent a while hypothesizing on this great natural mystery during change of shift meeting the other day. I never noticed that I 'catwalk' but apparently I do. ANTM here I come. If I weighed 50 pounds less..) He said 'I have something for you!' To which I replied 'Is it my 30 bucks?' He laughed, and said no, it was better.  And actually I'm prone to agree, since he'd provided me with a hacker chip for my nintendo DS.  He loaded me up with games and a 2 gig card for it, and I got a few more when I got home. It was awesome.

Oweing to the fact that I was now a videogame pirate, I said 'why do I even need to keep my other cards?' and when we were at gamestop I eyeballed the poster that advertised 70 bucks trade in credit of a DS lite towards the new DSis.  I'd been thinking about getting one anyway.  After a trip home to get the charger etc, I traded in a stack of my old games I'm not playing and didn't have 60 hours or more invested into on saved games, and got a pretty blue match my eyes DSi.  All excited to play Valkyrie profile on it, I put in the chip and...

ERROR.

Sigh.  Apparently nintendo is wise to my games and I have to get another chip if I want to be an illegal DSI user.  

Last night, I wanted a sugary sweet snack, which is weird because I usully don't. Finding nothing in the kitchen, I got graham crackers and party chip icing and decided I was going to make a sammich.  In process, i dropped the knife, and I got my feet out of the way, but it hit directly on the handle of the glass pitcher that was sitting on the floor (i never put it away after pulling the stuff out of the kitchen island). The handle snapped right off. I thought I got all the assorted glass shards cleaned up, but tonight I learned? Apparently not.  Glass in bottom of foot isn't fun. It's throbbing, and when I poke it there's fun sharp pain.

Wah. Maybe my mommy can kiss my day better when she gets here.

Edit : Cause when I finally fell asleep I had messed up dreams.  I was on the run from zombies.  Well, not quite zombies, they were like normal people but could make you zombies.  And had to eat people to live, and there was like, a resistance.  Anyway. We stopped in this gas station/burger joint to get supplies, and the guy I was with knew them and was alll 'check out michele? isn't she hot? and the girls were like... yes..' and they all started like, petting, and making out with me. And then it like, strap on time.   And it woke me up. When i went back to sleep it was like, back on the run in this house where my grandma lived and had like, this journal with a location the zombies couldn't go cause ghosts protected it.  But my friends and I had to outsmart the people living there, who wanted to have us for dinner. Literally.  So there was much running and sneaking around pretending to be clueless, while gathering the supplies.  Then a finally break from the house to go to secret locale! You know how in dreams you can only run like, slowmo? I guess it's okay when you're running from zombies.  Apparently I punch in the face super hard.

Movie Meme

*Pick 20 of your favorite movies.  ( I only did ten)
* Go to IMDB.com and find a quote from each movie.
* Post them here for everyone to guess.
* Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
* NO cheating!


1. You sad, sad freak. I can say whatever the fuck I want, and you won't remember. We'll still be best friends. Or maybe even lovers.  emilyseal 
2. I can be surrounded by a sea of people and still feel all alone... Then I think of you.
3. I think you would have made a great Muppet... penguin_ford 
4. You see, old friend? I brought more soldiers than you did. penguin_ford 
5. Mom and Dad are gonna kill me! And I'm gonna tell you this, it will not be done with mercy!
6. One thing I do know, Lyra, you mustn’t grasp at the answer. Hold the question in your mind, but lightly, like it was something alive.  penguin_ford 
7. You know, nasty little fellows such as yourself always get their comeuppance. emilyseal 
8. Are you really? To me, it looked like the two of you were just leaving.
9. Do you know how Florentine women ensure their husbands come home? Every morning they slip him a slow poison, and every evening the antidote. That way, when the husband spends the night away, he has a very bad night. emilyseal 
10. Whether you like it or not, you're in the middle of a war that has been raging for the better part of a thousand years. penguin_ford 
11. I'd rather die than to stay away from you. penguin_ford 
12. That's because I have these incredible boobs to fill it out!
13. Ask us the sex question.
14. You're a magician, not a wizard.
15. You're always complaining, except when we make love. Then you say nothing.
16. A princess never chases a chicken.
17. Wait! Wait! Look at me. Look at me. I'm life. I live... I, I breathe... I feel. Now that you know it... can you really take it? Is it really worth the price?
18. And to all this she must yet add something more substantial in the improvement of her mind by extensive reading.
19. Yet he'll be the one on cereal boxes. Show me the justice in that. penguin_ford 
20. Yeah... they said that would happen in health class.

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