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Oh, dear. A Me!Me! I'm no good at this, but it's [livejournal.com profile] redeem147 - and I've comfortably slept on her futon, so I'll try. I had this posted a while before, but it applies, so here you go...

Almost 10 Things That I Like Because the things that bring me joy are mine alone.

Almost 10 Things That I Like )

Aum...

Sep. 21st, 2005 03:46 pm
chenanceou: (096)
Or yumm... Lunch at the Zen Palate with [livejournal.com profile] listener_m and [livejournal.com profile] rusty_halo - it's around Union Square and the dishes have names like shredded heaven and rose petals. Great company, great lunch and, for all that is beautiful in this world, there was the green market and how good the smells there made me feel. It was like being back home, where you go to the open market in the morning to get the food you are cooking that day - everything smells green and earthy with different notes here and there (freesias, bread, gooseberry wine...).

Home to shower (Because NY is lovely, but also humid and strangely hot for this time of the year.) and then meet up later for Corpse Bride (the posters around the city are killing me - The Graceful Dead?!). I'm a Tim Burton fan. I've written posts singing his glories and counted the ways I love his work (and no, not even this fan managed to like Planet of the Apes). The Wonka movie had me conflicted - I liked the songs, I liked the oompa loompa(s) and I liked the sets. I even liked the story - but something was off. But who gives a rat's ass about any of that when I'm about to see Corpse Bride?! I know I don't. It has everything I'm bound to delight in: walking corpses in low cut dresses, Depp, murder and humour. I`m all aflutter.

BTW - How come it took me 39 years to find out what a fluffer really does!?

Edit: Beware what you lift from other LJs (this one from [livejournal.com profile] myrddrr`s)...
If you know me from the BtVS stuff, you'll understand my horror when peek behind the cut )
chenanceou: (096)
No internet since last night. Oddly unsettling.

No longer watching the news. It gets to the point where you have done the little you could (donating, praying, hoping) and the tales of rapes, ineptitude, disregard for life and everything else that is going on gets to be too much even for somebody like me. I've stopped trying to discuss the political aspects of this because - frankly? Not my country and at this low point I'm not going to pour salt on open wounds. So, I'll go on hoping and praying that somehow it will get better.

Young'un got a black dachshund. She, displaying incredible modesty, named the dog after herself. I didn't say a thing - the dog already looks like her. She comes home from school and you can hear her, "Mamma is home, did you miss your mamma?"

Edit: Celine Dion crying and singing on Larry King went beyond creeping me out.

[livejournal.com profile] hico tagged me for the 20 factoids thing.

Yes, I'll do it, but don't expect much, love.

20 things more than what you wanted to know about me )
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Meme fleeced from [livejournal.com profile] notshakespeare while waiting for transportation. I'd like to mention that for years I used to think I was a dork, guess I was wrong. I'm a cool nerd, dude! Now off to rehearsal*.

*I'm nervous. It's my performance today and I woke up feeling even worse than yesterday. If you can spare the time - send a positive vibe my way. I'm sure to need it. Ole!

Modern, Cool Nerd

Nerds, dorks, geeks and automobiles )
chenanceou: (01)
I don't see it (Particularly the Woody Allen thing, but anything that says Jon Stewart can't be a bad thing, right?).

My sense of humour went out for a walk a couple of months ago, during one of those waiting room things, and has yet to come back. I'd like to think it's, like an ethereal Lassie, trying to find its way home through the chaos surrounding us.

Come home, pet, we miss you.

Oh, this one was lifted from the Punk'ing [livejournal.com profile] elsaf!

The Wit )
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[livejournal.com profile] hico tagged, so I complied. It was embarrassingly hard to restrict the list to only five, but I did my best. Two other doctors were left out (House and Hill) and so was Ripper (because it's [livejournal.com profile] ljs Ripper I covet - he's a much more interesting object of lust than anything they did with him on BtVS. That includes Band Candy).

I really ought to scavenger for a life.

Well, here it is.


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I wasn't going to post another meme, but I saw this on [livejournal.com profile] redeem147's and did it just to kill time (crosswords get boring after a bit) and I got some oddly appropriate casting.

Yes, I still have the cold. No, I can't sleep. I fell asleep earlier (much earlier) and now am wide awake. I'm bored out of my mind and yet, too sane to go out with a 39 temperature. Anyway - my BtVS cast.

LiveJournal Username
Your favourite colour
Favourite Buffy character
Least favourite Buffy character
Weapon of choice
Do you pun?
Buffy Summers will be played by:cindermom
Xander Harris will be played by:jerrymcl89
Willow Rosenberg will be played by:redeem147
Rupert Giles will be played by:hico
This person will become a vampire and fall in love with Buffyrusty_halo
This person will become a vampirehesadevil
And sirerozk
Who will try to destroy the world, in conjuction withdanguyf
This Fun Quiz created by Katherine at BlogQuiz.Net
Aries Horoscope at DailyHoroscopes.Biz


chenanceou: (50)
List five songs that you are currently digging... it doesn't matter what genre they are from, whether they have words, or even if they're any good but they must be songs you're really enjoying right now. Post these instructions, the artists, and the five songs in your blog. Then tag five other people to see what they're listening to.

Songs:
Quando i Bambini Fanno "Oh"* - Giuseppe Povia
Real Wild Child - Iggy Pop
Polonaise Militaire - With the double Polish mastery of F. Chopin as played by Arthur Rubinstein
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
Bella - Jovanotti (Lorenzo Cherubini)

Honourable Mention: The young'uns and I sing 1985 by Bowling for Soup often.

For the other 80's People )

Bruce Springsteen, Madonna
way before Nirvana
there was U2 and Blondie
and music still on MTV
her two kids in high school
they tell her that she’s uncool
cuz she's still preoccupied
with 1985


The other 5 tagged:
Nah.

*Song chosen for the Italian Darfur relief campaign.

P.S. My dancing Dalek mocks me as it does the hustle... I still haven't seen the last Doctor Who.
chenanceou: (37)
Original
Original Sin


Which Eddie Izzard Quote Are You?
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Yes, I love Eddie Izzard. I don't use the word love lightly either. When things get too much lately I do one of three things: sing my Italian songs (I'm tone deathf, but in my head I sound wonderful), read anything Jeeves or I turn to Eddie. Lately, due to my eye problem (yes, I'm old) Eddie has been the one I turn to and he never fails me.

A new season of QI is also most anxiously anticipated.
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-The Movie Thing-
I've been tagged by the lovely Technicolor sunrise that is redeem147 - the only one who would tag me and get me to actually look it up.

Much to my surprise:
VHS * Not many, I donated all my old VHS movies and kept only the family videos.

DVDs * Way too many and I'm sort of embarrassed it's such a high number since there's a lot of trash in the midst (Day After Tomorrow, anyone?). My only defence is that most of them were presents.

DVD Sets * 14 (BtVS takes most of that. I got the last seasons as gifts)

Last bought * Vincent Price Box Set

Last watched in theatre * I really can't remember. It was either Kung Fu Hustle (as good as people say it is) or some kid movie.

Five I rewatch * The Doctor Who DVDs Colleen sent me, Sleepy Hollow, any of the Jeeves & Wooster, Agatha Christie's Poirot collection (with David Suchet) and, inexplicably, The 13th Warrior (the last one, ad infinitum).

Forgive me not to tag somebody else, but I've been away (I predict I'll try and then miserably fail to catch up on LJ) and am pretty sure that all have already been tagged and MeMe-d.


-The Novel Thing-
On related news, V for Vendetta, one of my favourite graphic novels of all time (go and read it, you won't regret it) is being turned into a movie. Now, this was written by the man I use the words genius and brilliant freely, [beat] Mr. Alan Moore. Anybody with a passing recognition of graphic novels and (dare I say) comics, knows Mr. Moore and is perhaps familiar with the butchery his work has suffered when it's their turn to go Hollywood: League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Constantine and From Hell. Yes, From Hell didn't suck, but if you read the novel you'll find out it's not the same story and cry for all the wasted research (or not).

The cast is pretty good - with people like (most valuable DNA) Stephen Fry, Hugo Weaving (LotR, Matrix & Priscilla), John Hurt (Hellboy! Fine, he's done a lot more, but I couldn't resist), Stephen Rea and Natalie Portman (who shaved her head for the movie and still looks great).

Another graphic novel you may want to try is >Persepolis< by Marjane Satrapi. I can sit here and tell you how interesting it is to see the whole Iranian revolution through the eyes of a young girl (there are 4 Persepolis in total), but it wouldn't do this series justice in the least. The drawings are simple (b&w) and I liked it that way. Try.

Anyway, I've gone on long enough. The Big Book Thing was depressing, with people going out of business and even the big publishing houses hurting with the losses. I did have a great time finding some precious books, the one I want to rave about is the new translation of 1001 Nights. I'll eventually write about it since I'm pretty tired and it's a work that deserves its own entry (even if its fascinating story is so only to me).

Question: Was the Lost finale okay? Are they dead yet?
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Con MeMe )
Philosophy MeMe )
Victorian Stereotype MeMe )

I hope you have an interesting weekend with no intrusive thoughts, but instead only exciting ones you've never had before. Live a little.

It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.
Seneca
chenanceou: (Hungry)
Lust
Which deadly sin do you represent? (Angel Sanctuary Pics)

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I always get Lust. Considering that my sexual energy quiz gave me black (i.e. perv status) I was not really surprised. Though I do think that my worst fault is actually the wrath thing. I mean, Lust isn't really a sin... Is it? 'Cause if it is... So am going to end up in hell. I think it's the 7th circle. Oy vey...

Meme

Dec. 7th, 2003 12:01 am
chenanceou: (NY01)
After much interesting conversation and debating over the merits of Captain Jack over Will T. I finally made it home at 9 AM. Poor [livejournal.com profile] drujan invited me and ended up stuck with the woman that came to dinner. She was a good sport and so was [livejournal.com profile] drinkthepoisonx. The part where I was stranded due to the weather wasn't that much fun... But I did want to see snow, didn't I?
So I slept all day and now am hoping that tomorrow will be clear enough to allow me to make my way to [livejournal.com profile] hobiscuit. In the meantime... Meme will keep me entertained.

Poached from [livejournal.com profile] villagechick...

Yet Another Meme )

Me too!

Nov. 25th, 2003 11:59 pm
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villagechick ||||||| 72% ||||||||| 86%
jerrymcl89 |||||||| 78% |||||||| 77%
chrisjournal |||||||| 81% |||||||| 76%
mintwitch ||||||||| 89% |||||| 65%
kellyhk ||||||||| 89% |||||| 64%
elizard100 |||||||| 75% |||||||| 77%
elz ||||||| 69% |||||||| 81%
paratti ||||||||| 87% |||||| 63%
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piedmargaret |||||| 64% ||||||| 73%
psubrat ||||||| 67% ||||||| 67%
hobiscuit |||||| 64% ||||||| 69%
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I thought I would take as many as I could in the 10 minutes I had. Here they are.
I just wish I could understand why in the hell I continue getting the goth-dark results I do. It's been 20 years, damn it! It's nice to know I respect myself too much to be in a porn movie. So glad the quiz said it was so. The whole angel of sorrow? Somebody has to do it. Holding hands is really sweet - but more me as a teen. Perfect girlfriend is really not me at all. Why am I even bothering with an explanation... There isn't one.
Note - sorry about the lack of lj cuts. I tried and for some reason it didn't work.


Romantic movie! You probably won't star in a porno
anytime soon. You seem to be really into the
whole "love" thing...romantic sex
with perfumed sheets and candles all over the
place. You're probably a hopeless romantic. You
value sex and respect your partner too much to
do anything like porn. AWWWWWW!

What kind of porno would you star in?
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Sorrowful
As if you were born into a world of tears, you
always tend to look at the darker things in
life. Inside you crave attention yet push away
society, and you're a hopeless romantic. Drawn
to things like the occult and mysteries, you
spend your time daydreaming of "What
If's".


What Type of Soul Do You Have ?
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You're Perfect ^^
-Perfect- You're the perfect girlfriend. Which
means you're rare or that you cheated :P You're
the kind of chick that can hang out with your
boyfriend's friends and be silly. You don't
care about presents or about going to fancy
places. Hell, just hang out. You're happy just
being around your boyfriend.


What Kind of Girlfriend Are You?
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holding hands
hand holding - you like to be in constant physical
contact with your special someone but you don't
want to take things too quickly.


What Sign of Affection Are You?
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Got this from [livejournal.com profile] redeem147, who took it from [livejournal.com profile] chrisjournal, who took it from [livejournal.com profile] mommanerd, who took it from [livejournal.com profile] elfgirl, who took it from [livejournal.com profile] yindagger, who took it from [livejournal.com profile] xanpet2000, who took it from [livejournal.com profile] karenbear, who took it from [livejournal.com profile] querida_bonbon, who took it from [livejournal.com profile] megustamayer and, mercifully, that's where the track ends. There was no link, though the user took it from somebody else. I have to cure my insomnia.

Rank in order, from most needed to least, take out two and add two. Easy, peasy.

Lord of the Rings
Bringing up Baby
Princess Bride
13th Warrior*
Casablanca
Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark*
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Star Wars
In and Out
Forrest Gump
The Crow

* - Added by me.
Deleted - Evil Roy Slade and The Lost Boys
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Jerry [livejournal.com profile] jerrymcl89 finally succumbed to the world of LJ. So let's give Blue Eyes a nice welcome.


The Latest Meme )
Chen blowing out the light
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