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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] narwhale.

40 questions answered beneath the cut. Wow, 40? Really? )
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] rimrunner, source of many good timewasters.

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicize those you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.

List of books behind the cut )

Apologies

Sep. 17th, 2007 04:17 pm
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Blogspot's gone ahead and published a whole bunch of old stuff along with my most recent (and more important) entry. I'm sorry I just flooded out your Friends pages. :(
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1. Go to http://www.careercruising.com/
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Answer the My Skills questions.
5. Post the top 5 interest-ranked careers, the top 5 A careers (Very Good Match) and the top 5 B careers (Good Match).

When I grow up, I wanna be... )

IRL

Jul. 14th, 2007 03:26 pm
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Just wanted to get a shout-out to [livejournal.com profile] tagryn and [livejournal.com profile] donnafair for the lovely dinner and conversation on Tuesday night in the DC area. Tom and Donna are lovely people and great company; we laughed and joked all evening. I've known Tom online since 1990, but this is the first time we actually got to meet in person; I hope that the next time they're in the Bay Area, Yoko and I can return the favor.

Also, a huge shout-out to [livejournal.com profile] narwhale for the dinner and beers in China Town in DC on Wednesday. Meeting people IRL for the first time can be awkward, but [livejournal.com profile] narwhale's an outgoing person with an excellent outlook on life, a great sense of humor, and a keen understanding of where you want to be when the Zombie Apocalypse start.

Thank you three for the great time, and I look forward to hanging out the next time I'm in the DC area. I promise not to bring the 100 degree temperatures and the godawful humidity next time.
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Mixed up the little girl's name in Pan's Labyrinth. Doh!

80%The Movie Quiz

FilmCritic.com - Movie Reviews

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Not quite a montage. )

DC

Jun. 27th, 2007 10:10 am
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Am going to be in DC from July 9 to 12 for a work-related conference. Would love to have dinner with my DC peeps.
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The odd thing is that the websites still work. Google, Yahoo, MSN; Slate, Salon, NYTimes.

They don't update anymore, of course, except for Google and those goddamn holiday images. How long until those run out, I wonder.

Probably until the power grid finally breaks down.

It's not that bad here on the top of the old federal building. Great view. Man-trap packed to the gills on the tenth floor. Armory on the 11th. Plenty of food in Chambers.

Of course, getting out has become an impossibility.

The Tenderloin, though, the Tenderloin remains the same: lurching bodies shuffling down the street, ready to pick hungrily at passers-by, though they tend to be more docile now, less prone to random violence amongst themselves. They're still pale and cadaverously thin.

There's a mob of them in Civic Center now, shuffling aimlessly, unsure of where to go. Kind of like the old May Day rallies, but with less music. Unless you count the moans.

Oh, just in case anyone out there is still reading these, send help. A helicopter would be nice. A rewind button would be better.

I'd settle for a National Guard unit if there were any left States-side. Maybe they'd make a nice diversion.

In the meantime, I'll just sit here and BLITEOTW.
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(As recently seen on the LJs of [livejournal.com profile] ophymirage and [livejournal.com profile] glad2dance.)

Your Brain Usage Profile:

Auditory : 64%
Visual : 35%
Left : 65%
Right : 35%

More details behind the cut )

Solidarity!

May. 1st, 2007 02:56 pm
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Hey, if we can beat the Nazis together, surely we can make a better world together.
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As [livejournal.com profile] siriosa and [livejournal.com profile] foomf pointed out, they (they, you know, them) are making a movie of The Golden Compass. Most excellent. In celebration (and promotion), there's a beautiful little web-thing on the site to help you find your own Daemon. Mine's behind the cut:

Read more... )

It's worth noting here that Herman Hesse introduced the idea of Daemons in his underappreciated classic Demian. I would highly recommend this book.
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http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/sof/290094575.html

As those of you who know me know, I love working at this place, so I heartily recommend it to other people as well. Please spread the word.
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China Mieville spoke at Cody's Books on 4th Street in Berkeley this evening. First he read from an early chapter of his new YA novel, Un Lun Dun, which was quite good (think elements of King Rat reinterpreted through The Phantom Tollbooth). He then took questions from the audience, and they actually came up with some good stuff.

Most of this, however, I am at a loss to relate these back to you because of the events that followed:

After questions and answers, China signed books at the Information Desk. I bought a copy of Un Lun Dun for the occasion, and he signed it "To Erik, To booksteps & storyladders... Cheers!," which he told me would make sense around the middle of the book. I thanked him and walked out.

I was about halfway back to my car when I realized that I had forgotten to get a picture of/with the man himself. I shrugged, and was about to go home when the imp of the perverse struck, so I hiked back to the store and got back in line. There were three of us waiting to get pictures taken, and I was third. When I went to stand behind China, he stood up on his chair, so I said, "No pecks on the cheek now." To which he replied, "I will, you know," and planted one on my cheek as the hapless store staff tried to work my Treo.

Sadly, the shot did not work out, and so I had to settle for this self-taken portrait:



I guffawed and giggled all the way home.
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I gave [livejournal.com profile] callahanshappy the letter L, and he knocked it out of the park so far that I was ashamed of my own pitiful (and rather unthought-out) selection for the letter B. I asked him for another letter (and another chance), and he obliged with the letter P.

Once more, with feeling! )
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One of a series.

List 10 songs that begin with the letter given to you and explain why you picked them. Comment and I shall give you a letter. [livejournal.com profile] aceofkittens gave me a "B." (I deserve an "A.")

Make with the clicky to see my answers. )

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