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It's only the beginning of April, yet the temperature has been hovering between 80 and 85 degrees here in Portlandia since yesterday. That's well over twenty degrees above average for this time of year. But climate change is a myth, y'all! Ugh. I have this mental image of me walking outside in twenty years & just bursting into flames. We'll probably all have to make our way around the city inside giant, UV-protected, air-conditioned hamster wheels.

Anyway, I have quite a bit of RL stuff piling up to cover, but I want to start my day out with something easier. So, wasting time with memes it is!

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 photo 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 17 - what do you want to be when you get older?

This has changed throughout my life more than once (previous dream jobs have included being an artist, a singer--or seenaw, as I pronounced it back then--an advertising copywriter, a social scientist of some sort, and a photo-journalist, among others), so who knows if I'll feel the same way in a decade, but right now I would have to say a writer/poet. Of course I highly doubt I'd actually be able to make a living off that, so my ideal day job would be either a tutor or teacher. As for what kind of teacher, probably elementary (5th grade sounds good), but I've also felt drawn to teaching ESL to adults (I've had a passion for advocating for immigrants since high school, and I'm a sucker for obnoxiously correcting people's grammar. To think I could get paid for it!), so I can see myself going in either direction. I also really like the idea of being a tutor, because it would allow me to develop a more personal connection with my students, and it would probably be less overwhelming than dealing with a class full of hyper children. If I were to become an elementary school teacher, I'd have to really work at adjusting to a higher level of sensory input. I tend to be very sensitive to noise, and I sometimes get overwhelmed just by the hijinks of my nephew & niece when they're together. So I'm not totally sure being a teacher would even work for me. That's the main reason for why tutoring might take its place, along with the fact that I could do it part-time if I were still on disability by then & unable to tackle a full-time position.

Day 18 - name the TV show you have become addicted to

The most recent one would be Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. [personal profile] a2zmom did a rec post for it a while back, and I liked all the clips she shared, but it still took me a long time to finally check it out. Once I did, it was like, "Oh, this is actually legitimately fantastic. I guess she wasn't exaggerating!"

To give you a taste of why I love it so much (aside from predictable stuff like the characters & writing), here are a handful of songs from the show (each episode includes brief musical numbers, all of which are consistently great):

Day 19 - a list of all the places you've lived

Cedar Mill, Oregon (most of my childhood)
Beaverton, Oregon (my adolescence & early twenties)
Tigard, Oregon (early to mid-twenties)
Tualatin, Oregon (late twenties to early thirties)
Portland, Oregon (now)

Boring, I know, but I've lived in Oregon my whole life, so what do you expect?

Next up, that musical meme I created.


("Changes," 2Pac)

("Crazy Beautiful," Ashley Parker)

("Carbon," Tori Amos)

("Cathedrals," Jump Little Children)

("Coin-Operated Boy," The Dresden Dolls)

("The Calendar Hung Itself," Bright Eyes)

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