hesternal: Kazumi | Mahou Sensei Negima! (Default)
2009-10-29 08:43 pm

For my own amusement

"1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die"

Books I've read that are on the list )

Books I'd like to read that are on the list )

tl;dr I have never heard of most of the books on the list, most of the ones I have read were for school, and the list of ones I want to read makes me look like an emo kid.
hesternal: Senel | Tales of Legendia (made of fail and suckage)
2009-10-01 11:38 pm

(no subject)

In during LJ downtime!

I think I've screwed myself over in internetland for the time being. I have no idea what I'm doing.
hesternal: Kasumi | Suikoden (zz gay dialogue goes here)
2009-07-09 12:53 pm

Hey

Guys. YOU GUYS.

I care about you. It worries me when I get the idea that one of you has, or might, disappear. Even if you don't think anyone does, or even if you don't care -- I do.

So thank you for being here.

No one person brought this on. Everything brought this on, my own state of mind these past weeks probably did the most.
hesternal: Kazumi | Mahou Sensei Negima! (Default)
2009-06-13 02:11 pm
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The meme that read my mind

Just as earlier this week I was thinking back on all the books that have had some significance in my life and thinking I should compile a list . . .

List 15 books you've read that will always stick with you -- Don't take too long to think about it. The first 15 you can recall in 15 minutes.

1. The Umbrella Day - Nancy Evans Cooney and Melissa Bay Mathis
2. The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
3. The Babysitters Club series - Ann M. Martin
4. Anne of Green Gables and sequels - L.M. Montgomery
5. The Giver - Lois Lowry
6. Animorphs series - K.A. Applegate
7. His Dark Materials trilogy - Philip Pullman
8. Dragonflight - Anne McCaffrey
9. Sabriel - Garth Nix
10. Harry Potter and the * - J.K. Rowling
11. Enchantress from the Stars - Sylvia Louise Engdahl
12. The Catcher in the Rye - J.D. Salinger
13. First They Killed My Father - Loung Ung
14. A Certain Slant of Light - Laura Whitcomb
15. Let the Right One In - John Ajvide Lindqvist

RANDOM NOTES:
- There are SO MANYYYY other books that could have been on this list. So. Hard.

- Like everyone else, I cheated and listed some series as one "book."

- I took some liberties with the spontaneity of the meme and put the list in (roughly) chronological order after I had my fifteen. That's because I realized how much of it is "OMG MY CHILDHOOD." To be specific, numbers 1-6 are books I first read in elementary school, 7-9 are middle school, 10-12 high school, 13 college, 14-15 post-college. H-hahaha.

- Number of female authors on this list: 11 (+ 1 illustrator). Number of male authors: 4 (+ 1 illustrator, because Graham Rust's illustrations in my copy of The Secret Garden definitely added to my love and remembrance of the story).

- I happened to watch the Nostalgia Chick's review of the Babysitters Club movie today. The first few minutes nail the series so well, and also summarize my excuse for why it's on the list. Don't judge me.
hesternal: Kasumi | Suikoden (zz gay dialogue goes here)
2009-05-09 08:04 pm

I feel like such a dork. (Crosspost testing too)

TODAY WAS EU EMBASSY OPEN-HOUSE DAY IN DC.

Next year I need to remember to get there earlier, because the whole six hours it lasts is not long enough to visit all of them, let alone the 3.5 hours we had by the time we got to our first stop. Most of the special events were over by the time I got to my most-wanted-to-visit places, too. B-but I had delicious walnut chimney cake and wine that I DIDN'T GET CARDED FOR. The not getting carded thing kind of made my day, even though my mom was like "lol they're just taking advantage of the fact that they can't get arrested for it."

And then the first thing my mom's friend told me when I said I was going to the Polish Embassy was "IF THEY HAVE CHOCOLATE, DON'T EAT IT. POLISH CHOCOLATE IS DISGUSTING." So . . . I was a bit disappointed that there was no chocolate for me to prove her wrong with (because of course she was wrong, as there is no such thing as disgusting chocolate). But there were awesome paintings that were actually collages, which I cannot remember the name of the artist of, unfortunately. Must look around on the embassy's website later.

And next year I also need to not be so flaily and "I WILL SOUND LIKE A DORK /)_(\" about asking the guides and special guests questions.
hesternal: Roy | Suikoden V (You're Batman?)
2009-05-05 11:49 am

l-lol

I was passing another taskless day by reading creepypasta (yay [community profile] creepypasta!) when one of my coworkers SUDDENLY burst into our room and went "KONNICHI WA Y'ALL, HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO! 8D"

s-sob I feel like I jumped five feet.

But now I can't stop trying not to laugh.
hesternal: Kazumi | Mahou Sensei Negima! (so i herd u liek chikn)
2009-05-04 01:59 pm

derp derp

Oh yeah I have this. HI. This is [livejournal.com profile] avianthropy and I jumped on the Dreamwidth bandwagon without really knowing what it's is all about. I'm not sure what I'm going to use mine for yet. Maybe I'll use it as an excuse to start writing again. lolol I've been saying I should do that for what, five years now.

I have done nothing at work today except give our newest employee his cell phone and stuff. My office-mate and I are just sitting here going "I have nothing to do! 8D How about you?" Next year I should just take Golden Week off like 90% of everyone else here.