June 16th, 2010

Super Mario

jess smash

Instead of wishing for 2011, I'm fixing to grab 2010 by its trifling throat and slam it into a wall. This whole victim life-happening-to-me thing is tired.

This situation was grating on me, sitting around and waiting for good things to drop into my lap... so I grabbed my ovaries and called that job back.

I have an interview. They'd meant to call me but I got lost in the shuffle.

Tomorrow I get to go to the doctor, and by Friday we should be moved into the new place.

Now to work on knocking out my student loans--I might have to sell my plasma, but they've gotta get paid.

(no subject)

Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on Harry Potter, favorite type of underwear, life experiences etc. Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.
Super Mario

(no subject)

1. The first character I fell in love with: Garrus

2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now: Kaidan

3. The character everyone else loves that I don't: Zaeed. He's cool, I guess, but... he is the definition of a selfish bastard.

4. The character I love that everyone else hates: Ashley. I thought she was good writing, having a hero that didn't have all good traits, but of course most people, given the fact she was imperfect and a chick and just labeled her a bitch.

5. The character I used to love but don't any longer: I'm not gonna say I dislike Garrus, but I don't like him as much as I used to.

6. The character I would shag anytime: Kaidan. Om nom nom

7. The character I'd want to be like: Anderson!

8. The character I'd slap: Morinth. I mean come on.

9. A pairing that I love: Tali and Garrus. :D

10. A pairing that I despise: Liara x anyone.

11. Favorite character: It's a tie between Thane and Wrex.

12. My five favorite characters: Kaidan, Grunt, Thane, Wrex, Ashley

13. My five least favorite characters: Zaeed, Udina, Samara, Jacob, there is no #5.

14. Which character I am most like: I am a LOT like Gabby. LOL I even sorta look like her.

15. My deep, dark fandom secret: ;D

(no subject)

Question 1 via redhoundstooth:

What is something that never fails to make you laugh, and (in a thoroughly detailed explanation) why?

Inside jokes. It doesn't matter what it is; if something is an inside joke, it gets into my brain and wiggles around and makes me all giddy and weird. I have yet to figure out why.

For example: at work, a guy I sat beside pointed out that when I laugh, I sound like the dog from Duck Hunt (shut up lolol) because I do this weird squeaking noise instead of expelling air like normal people. When I told my husband, after every single time I'd laugh, he'd do the little "da-dadada-daDA" leitmotif you'd get in the game, and I could NOT stop laughing. It was a vicious cycle.

In this same vein, I love being able to quote movies with someone and will do it until you tell me to shut up. Anchorman and Talladega Nights are the worst.

Question 2 via thessillian:

What are your top 3 favourite things in the world and why!



Under this header are scientists, mathematicians, and their ilk -- I adore and admire anyone who asks "why?" about the world, and attempts to educate other people. One of my dear personal heroes is Carl Sagan for just this reason.

Truthfully I love learning and education and communication the same, but science is my favorite part. It's graceful and (mostly) simple and honest. It can correct itself, never claims it has all the answers, and shows us things about ourselves and others we never would have known if we hadn't asked "why?". It's a beautiful thing.

I'm one of these freaks that would be blissed out happy if I could just attend college for the rest of my life, learning about different things and writing papers and gaining new knowledge.

2. Oldies Music

My dad is a musician (he was a guitarist in a rock band) and he raised me on music. Music was like another sibling to me. Anything from Motown (The Four Seasons ftw, baby), to the British Invasion of the 60s, to (my favorite) classic rock and 80s music of all kinds. Not to say I don't like modern music, because I do, but music made before the 90s has a kind of endearing simplicity and powerful nostalgic capacity, so able to invoke an emotional response. It's impossible to not be happy when you're rocking out to A Night at the Opera, Let's Dance or Born in the USA.

1. Debate, ideas, and communication

I am an ideas person. I love knowing why things are the way they are, how they work, what they do. Similarly, I love knowing things about people and what they think about problems or issues simply because what they think is important, and it helps me consider the issue from another angle.

I'm happiest I'm able to trade Life Details with people; information about their lives, the culture they grew up in, their families, their political opinions, what they think about things, the things that are important to them. Being able to exchange details about life makes it exciting. In the same vein, having well-mannered and vigorous debates with people I like and respect is kind of like 2-person catharsis for me. I get hedgy when people won't explain why they think something, or tell me "that's just the way it is". Instant turn-off, and I lose a lot of respect for someone who won't respect their own opinions enough to actually reason them through.

Unsurprisingly I also love to talk. About anything, really. Sports, politics, current events, video games, sex, relationships, science, books, music, the food chain... whatever. Communication is #1 because when I find people with whom I can share a completely open channel of communication, the world makes more sense, and I love that.