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But at least I've been cleaning.

Still rock-tumbling, so have a meme:

Comment to this post and I will (try to) give you 5 subjects/things (for varying definitions of "5") I associate you with. Then post this in your LJ and elaborate on the subjects given.

(First part here.)

This seems to have evolved into stuff from one's interest list, but whatever.

from sidlj:

1. Friendly Hostility/demons in the fridge: Friendly Hostility is a great webcomic, which is incidentally ending in a few weeks. It's about two guys (Fox and Collin), who were friends as kids and are now lovers, and their adventures with work and school and attempting to take over third-world countries. It's fun. :D The demon in the fridge is one of the characters, a demon who was living in the fridge of the apartment Fox rented from his Satanist uncle. The demon is a nurse at a local hospital and drinks soy milk. I swear it makes sense in context.

2. Monty Python: I'm actually a terrible person, and while I love Holy Grail, I'm generally not a fan of their Flying Circus and I've never seen Life of Brian. However, when I was in high school, my friends would have "parties" where we'd all congregate at a friend's house with food and sit around watching Holy Grail and reciting along. And once the delux DVD came out, we'd watch it with the French subtitles (or the Henry V ones, those were my favorite).

3. British spelling: For some reason, I tend to use British spelling when I'm not really paying attention to what I'm writing; it tends to piss off programs like Word and Firefox, so it rarely appears in the versions other people see, but my hand-written text is often devoid of the letter Z and featuring the letter U in unexpected places. I used to think it was because I did the IB in high school, which is an international program that uses British spelling for all English text, but I realized I'd been doing it a lot longer than that. I have no idea why. I also do the date the European style (day then month), which confuses people around me. (I also use certain British punctuation styles, despite never having learned them, much to the chagrin of my fellow fandom_grammar Grammarians.)

4. accents: I like accents. Not in a swoony way (though South African accents make my bones melt), but I like to listen to people speak who sound different than I do. Unfortunately, my brother got the mimic genes, but I can recognize an accent after hearing it a few times. I'm best with differentiating between English/Irish/South African/Australian/New Zealand accents, but I'm getting better at regions.

5. Nickel Creek: Nickle Creek is a folky, country group. They tend to stick to the guitar/fiddle/mandolin instrument set, and some of their music has vocals. My favorite songs are "The Lighthouse's Tale" and "Ode to a Butterfly", both of which I think I've shared at some point. You can listen to some of their stuff here (site plays music when surfed to).

6. werewolves: I'm a big Remus Lupin fan (book not film), so it's really him not werewolves in general, though I used to watch Big Wolf on Campus sometimes (such a slashy show). I spend a certain amount of time bitching about portrayal of werewolves on TV and in movies, but I have a habit about complaining about everything. Some day I'd like to watch a werewolf show/movie that actually made some modicum of sense.


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Apr. 30th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
The boy's dad loves Nickel Creek's Tom Bombadil. :) Did not know about the werewolves thing at all. And since I'm home, what are we gonna do together?
Apr. 30th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
I didn't realize you were home already! When did you get back?
Apr. 30th, 2009 02:33 pm (UTC)
I love The Flying Circus, but I forgive you. You're not really a terrible person. :-)

I've been known to let British phrases creep into my day-to-day speech, which generally gets me a lot of blank looks and "huh?"s. And sometimes an American spelling doesn't quite look absolutely, definitely right, because the British spelling is so familiar. All depends on what I've been reading lately, I guess!
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