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I am still putting off a post about RL matters, but I promise I will try to update about all that soon. In the meantime, let's distract ourselves with a meme again, y/y?



Day 1 - write some basic things about yourself
Day 2 - 10 likes and dislikes

Day 3 - your day, in great detail
Day 4 - the meaning behind your LJ name
Day 5 - five places you want to visit
Day 6 - what band or musician is most important to you?
Day 7 - what are your favourite books?
Day 8 - three things you want to say to different people
Day 9 - pet peeves
Day 10 - if you could only eat 1 food and 1 drink for the rest of your life, what would they be?
Day 11 - what is your favourite quote?
Day 12 - screenshot your desktop
Day 13 - three confessions of your choice
Day 14 - provide pictures of 5 celebrity crushes
Day 15 - a phote of someone you fancy at the moment
Day 16 - if the world were to end tomorrow, what would you do with your time remaining?
Day 17 - what do you want to be when you get older?
Day 18 - name the TV show you have become addicted to
Day 19 - a list of all the places you've lived
Day 20 - concerts you have attended
Day 21 - turn ons and turn offs
Day 22 - a picture of what you wore today
Day 23 - a letter to someone, anyone
Day 24 - seven things that cross your mind a lot
Day 25 - would you rather date someone plain with an amazing personality or someone beautiful with a plain personality?
Day 26 - what are some little things that make you feel warm and fuzzy?
Day 27 - a picture of your handwriting
Day 28 - do you wish for anything at 11:11? If so, what do you wish for?
Day 29 - picture of yourself
Day 30 - anything you want to post about

Day 2 - 10 likes and dislikes

I'm assuming this topic means 10 likes and 10 dislikes, so I'm going to separate them out like so:

(P.S. I'm keeping this list fairly superficial as well, just to keep things interesting & less predictable)

10 likes

1. My DVR. I don't know how I survived all those years without one. Oh, wait, yes I do. I had stacks of VHS tapes everywhere, which I used to record everything from The X-Files to stand-up comedy to musical performances. But if one show I liked conflicted with another, I was shit out of luck.

Speaking of VHS tapes, too? My roommate is only 26 years old, and until I told her, she didn't know people used to be able to record things with them. I felt about a thousand years old.

2. Poppy-seed cake with cream cheese frosting. My mom used to always get it for me for my birthday, even though it would've been far cheaper to buy or make a conventional chocolate cake.

3. Communing with nature. I miss living next to those jaunty woodland trails (shout-out to Lauren Graham! And if you actually understand that reference, then four for you, Glen Coco. You go, Glen Coco!).

3. Maria Bamford. She's my favorite comedian & one of my favorite human beings just in general. Here's one example of her super multifaceted brilliance:



4. Watching people get comically angry at simple things. Basically, if you want to crack me up, just whip out a box of tangled Christmas lights & start swearing.

5. Watching the sunrise or the sunset. Both make me happy.

6. Watching bad movies with a friend just to make fun of them. It works especially well with bad rom-coms & horror flicks.

7. Speaking of rom-coms, When Harry Met Sally. It's my fave from that genre.

8. Taking pretty pictures of pretty things. Here's an example (from my camping trip to the Bend area here in Oregon back in 2010):



That camping trip sucked royally, but I got some great pictures out of the deal.

9. Teaching people things, especially kids. My family doesn't call me Word Girl or The Giant Head of Knowledge for nothin'.

10. Unlikely animal friendships. I am a complete sucker for those stories. A cat playing with a bird? An elephant who's besties with a dog? Koko the gorilla and his tiny kitten? I am so there for all of the above.

10 dislikes:

1. Adverb fail. Like when someone tells you to "think positive!" I'm like, "IT'S THINK POSITIVELY, FUCK-FACE!" I also cringe when I see apostrophes used for plurals. "Free dinner's at the Burger Shack!" NO. NOT FOR YOU, SIR.

2. Insomnia. It makes me even crazier than normal, which is saying a lot. I haven't slept for more than about 4 hours a night in over a week now, and I can't manage to nap longer than like twenty minutes either.

3. People who spit in public. It grosses me out so much.

4. TV commercials for medications. I miss when that wasn't a thing. There's one in particular that makes me want to rip my hair out for no good reason -- the Jardiance diabetes ad with "That's Life" playing in the background? And that goofy-ass, "Oh, Mama's meatball night! You've got me again!" smile on that woman's face when the food is passed at the table? And then the dude going to the "healthy" food cart? Ughhhh. I don't even know why it bugs me so much, but it just does.

5. Vapid, inspirational quotes on Facebook. They make me want to rain on people's parades so badly. It's my inner Oscar the Grouch coming to the surface.

6. Pickles. They ruin everything they touch.

7. Windy days. I can deal with almost every other type of weather, minus intense heat when I have a migraine, but wind can go straight to Hell.

8. My new sugar restrictions. Ever since my second stomach surgery, which included a bypass & the removal of part of my stomach (not as much as is done in weight loss surgery, though), I can't have more than roughly 14 grams of sugar in a single sitting unless I want to get sick. So, no more giant bowls of Cocoa Pebbles for me. Thanks a lot, milk!

9. When people argue about free speech when they clearly don't understand what it means. "But all I did was say something douchey, and now people are mad at me for it! FREE SPEECH, MAN!" Did anyone arrest you for saying something douchey? No? THEN YOU HAVE FREE SPEECH. SHUT IT DOWN.

10. Similarly, I also dislike it when people bitch about "political correctness." I'm like, "Oh, you mean that thing where you give a shit how other people feel? Particularly those who are already marginalized? What a terrible burden for you."

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