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1. What songs are you currently addicted to?

Grégoire - Toi et Moi. (Bounciest song in the world! I've ended up dancing while I'm supposed to be cooking, every time.)

Grégoire - Ta Main

Lady Gaga - Bad Romance

2. What are you currently reading?

Edward Conlon, Blue Blood (about working as a NYPD cop)

Selected Letters of John Marin

Picking up a monograph on Sharaku from Interlibrary Loan later today. (Still need to post my snapshots from the exhibit...)

3. What was the last movie you saw?
The Secret of Kells

4. What makes you angriest/most frustrated right now?
I can't answer this in an unlocked post.

(Before anyone frets: I'm fine. We're cool. Just, you know, some things need to stay between just me and the specific parties involved.)


5. Favourite book and why?
This changes every three minutes. Two minutes ago it was volume 4 of FAKE, because I was spot-rereading it: it contains some of my favorite episodes, I'm almost 1000 words into drafting Part 5 of "Not as Dumb," and it makes me nostalgic for Chicago because I bought it at Myopic Books and read it while staying in a nice hotel while attending a convention where I met too many fun people to list and discovered that I loooovvvve dancing with [personal profile] ravenna_c_tan, and I remember reading the last page of volume 4 and going, OMG, I've got to find the rest of the series now (I'd picked up v2 and v4 because that's what the bookstore had, and [insanejournal.com profile] lore had said good things about the series in her Coming Out of the Yaoi Closet post right before I'd left for Chicago), and whenever I think about that trip I also remember all the faxing I did (I was in the process of selling my mother's house) and [personal profile] marginaliana and [personal profile] valis2 bursting into laughter when they saw my face after Quidditch in Grant Park and the beautiful collage [personal profile] marginaliana later made of a poem I wrote, and sometimes I also remember the giddy e-mail [insanejournal.com profile] musigneus sent me after drafting Not About You and I feel all "Toi and Moi" bouncy about having lured her into reading the series. :-)

(In short, it's not just about the book, it's about the places and people twined into my memories of finding, reading, and revisiting it.)


And ten minutes from now it will be the Chicago Manual of Style, partly because it's fun, the index cracks me up (there's an entry for "heaven, hell, and such, 8.117"), E14 was a gift from a favorite boss, and my LJ interests listed "CMOS/MLA hatesex" long before this showed up on my Twitter feed. And because it helps me do the work to pay for #6...

6. What are your current addictions?
Classic Coke
ATP tennis

7. What is your favourite t-shirt?
Scary Go Round's "Books Rule!"

(A gift from the BYM, at whom I can't help cooing whenever he wears "Death has a Bunny.")

8. Something about you that most people don't know? Extra points if it is interesting.
I sang in a gospel group called "Choral Thunder" during my last year of college.

9. What was the last thing you bought?
Groceries at an international market, including squid, octopus, and mochi. And also a 15-inch long Japanese eggplant that caused the BYM to yell from the kitchen, "What, am I not enough for you?"

10. Do you have more friends online or off?
I don't consider these discrete categories. And depending on how cranky or expansive I'm feeling, the term "friend" is often subject to debate as well.

11. Something that made you laugh today?
C-Note's snark about WTA tennis. (No, it wasn't nice to laugh.)

12. Favourite non-alcoholic beverage?
Coke if I'm noshing on something hot, coffee if I'm noshing on something cold

13. What was the last thing you ate?
Rice mixed with ketchup, bacon, eggs, and shallots

14. What are your current favourite pairings?
Dee/Ryo (FAKE) and Yoshizumi/Kenzaki ([profile] geri_chan's Harudaki-inspired Comeback-verse)

15. Favourite website(s)?
Go To Tennis, qarrtsiluni ...

16. What are your plans for tomorrow?
Continue to herd endnotes and relative clauses into CMOS-compliant order with my fearsome powers of markup.

17. What kind of music is contained in your hard drive?
Handel, Paper Raincoat, ABBA, Les Enfoires...

18. Favourite colour?
I'm often in dark blue and/or sage green.

19. Pet peeve?
At the moment, the rain leaking into my bathroom. It's bad enough that I just video'd it for documentation...

I guess that's not so much a pet peeve as a mere peeve, though. Oh! here we go: people who leave voicemail without leaving their phone numbers. People with common first names who don't leave their surnames. I'm not good at recognizing voices and it makes me nuts.

20. Guilty pleasure(s)?
procrastinating

Tagging (if you feel like being tagged): busaikko, etrangere, geri-chan, xanthophyllippa, zephre, and anyone who wants an excuse to indulge in #20. ;-)

This entry was originally posted at http://bronze-ribbons.dreamwidth.org/333214.html. I see comments at DW, IJ, and LJ (when notifications are working, anyway), but not on feeds.

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etrangere
May. 20th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
Oooh tagged!


I saw Fake volume 1 at a library today, which reminds me I still have sent you vol 7&6 (err, whichever it was you lacked), sorry for that x_x

what's this harudaki thing? ^^
bronze_ribbons
May. 20th, 2010 07:27 pm (UTC)
sorry for that x_x

Please don't be apologizing -- it's so nice of you to think of me in the first place! (Speaking of great memories associated with manga -- although I think of you more when I see my copies of Les Gouttes de Dieu... :-) )

what's this harudaki thing? ^^

Voici: les scanductions françaises...
xanthophyllippa
May. 20th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
Wow, I was hoping you'd tag me! But really I'm just posting to say that I have a favorite book for the same reasons you do: people and place and time and emotion. Which isn't to say that The Time Traveller's Wife isn't legitimately a pretty good book, but rather that my copy was a gift from a very good friend who knew I was apprehensive about a year-long trip I didn't want to take and wanted to give me airplane reading along with her advice and her best wishes, and that I read the book on the 8-hour flight when I was already crying and cried all the harder when I got to the very end (despite the very stupid pre-end end), and that I carried that thing around with me pretty much everywhere in Germany and Poland and read and re-read it at restaurants and parks and anywhere else that I really just needed to be alone but not visibly awkward about being along, and that it became the rock that got me through the trip and the year of instability that followed, and that I've re-read it a thousand times and all the feelings of being supported from afar that I had when I was in Germany come rushing back and I feel better, and that I just gave a copy to my best friend, who leaves tomorrow for 8 weeks in China on a trip I wish I could have taken instead of her but when I was asked to I had to say no because I know I can't do it alone and the more I listen to her talk about it the more I envy her for having a family that will go with her on these grand adventures and I hate myself a little more for being a total pussy, but she's just SUCH an amazing friend and I would be so lost without her that I just can't begrudge her her excitement at all even as I sit here wishing I were stronger, and I wanted to give her my copy for the sentimental value but see above re: gift and Germany and I didn't want her to have to keep track of something that clearly WAS so sentimentally important to me.

Also, a book called Angles of Reflection, because the author was my grad school advisor on my first trip through. That was a horrible year for me, and she got me through it by telling me stories from the book before it was published. When it finally came out, I read it all in one sitting because I remembered how deeply grateful I was that she tried to make it better. Of such things are friendships (and favorite books) born.
bronze_ribbons
May. 22nd, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
*nodsnods* You get it.

On a side note, I don't know if you'd be into it, but FWIW, there's a long, no-end-on-horizon Roger/Rafa WIP called "The Long Experience of Love" by willowcabin that's quite well-written, based on TTW. (wordcount currently ~ 18K) It's no longer posted anywhere unlocked, but if the idea intrigues more than horrifies you, and you need an Archive of Our Own invite, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

And on a tangent from that, I wish I could help you with your testing but I've got a 500-page deadline mercilessly beating me about the ears (no catching up with friends this p.m., and no Roland-Garros watching until I'm done. WAH.) Best of luck with it....
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