Ganked this from [livejournal.com profile] massagediva, who says she has a short attention span.  I don't have a short attention span (despite the mental mercuriality)...but I do like attention.  And something creative and not the standard meme going around, to make it worth a person's while to flirk about. 

Here goes:

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often or ever) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad -
BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE.

When you're finished, post this little paragraph in your LJ and see what your friends come up with.


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Childhood privileges

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] taraxoxo  :

You might have seen this one before... )
 
 Disadvantage list, in that spirit [semi-ganked, but my own statements]: 
 
The downsides of being me this time around.... )


In the interests of self-clarification, my flisters, and as you please....meme on.

 Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] faeshale......

Birthday Meme: Look up your birthday in Wikipedia. Pick 4 events, 3 births, 2 deaths, and 1 holiday.


October 6


Events


68 BC - Battle of Artaxata: Lucullus averts the bad omen of this day by defeating Tigranes the Great of Armenia. 

1582 - Due to the implementation of the Gregorian calendar, this day is skipped in Italy, Poland, Portugal and Spain

1600 - Jacopo Peri's Euridice, the earliest surviving opera, premieres in Florence, signifying the beginning of the Baroque Period 

1927 - Opening of The Jazz Singer, the first prominent talking movie.


Births

1573 - Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (d. 1624

1846 - George Westinghouse, American engineer and inventor (d. 1914

1914 - Thor Heyerdahl, Norwegian explorer (d. 2002)


Deaths

1892 - Alfred Lord Tennyson, British poet (b. 1809

1981 - Anwar Sadat, President of Egypt, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1918

(plus....
2003 - Timothy Treadwell, American environmentalist (b. 1957Not exactly a role-model for intelligent natural coexistence... :-| )


Holiday

Eastern Orthodox saints (in Old Calendar are observed 13 days later):


Plus one event I'd rather not have had on my birthday.....

2002 - Opus Dei founder Josemaría Escrivá is canonized



Yeah......we do have a bit of a sticky relationship with religion, don't we.....? 
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(With a candlestick in the conservatory, naturally. :-| )


Instructions for career meme:

* Go to the website http://www.careercruising.com/
* Enter the username nycareers and the password landmark
* Take the Career Matchmaker test
* Post as many of the results as you like


Your Career Suggestions

Careers that suit your answers are listed below under Interest Rank. The best matches are at the top of the list. Click on a career to learn more about it and how it suits your answers. Your matching Career Clusters are also listed below.



(Take any number's mixed results and see about juggling that combo in a story.....:-|)


Some of the questions I put down "Doesn't Matter" to at first were really more like "Depends on the Exact Situation", which skewed things a bit. So I went more opinionated...then for the third round I was less broadly-enthusiastic about a few issues, which bumped teaching up over counseling/motivation/ministry in some areas (not all that accurate, as Clergy, Motivational Speaker and Politician are rather high in my personal career interests) but did elevate directorial and coaching positions too.

Hmm, can you really imagine me as a sports intructor, though.....?

I consider this whole bundle to be in no particular order of compatibility or exclusivity or even greater aptness of one list's (unsorted) contents over another -- afterall, I'm creative, logical, articulate and hands-on, enough to cover whatever areas I please. And I did get Actor, Psychologist, Criminologist, Professor, Set/Costume Designer, SFX Technician, Foreign Service Officer and Art/Music Instructor on all of them. Just call me Legion >:)......though I am a tad miffed they didn't have anything listed in the Messianic or Psychic Services categories.

On the other hand, those professions do tend to have odd working conditions and very dubious recompense.....not sure what counseling they'd give on the vocational hazards there, you know.....


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Because I'm tired and need to go to bed, but I'll leave you with some food for possible thought, or at least irreverent snickers......

Haiku2 for aureantes
of creeps you like my
dropped hat allusions and
scavenger hunts you'll
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Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for aureantes
recording when the
main concerns and pleasure when
i'm on here and there
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Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for aureantes
through the house and not
quantity you've perfected
your kissing technique
@
Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for aureantes
take a plunge into
the depths of mega weirdness
plus mega logic
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Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for aureantes
the most resonance
is just the general url
for that which is true
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Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for aureantes
itself just the same
person in at least one
answer to it i
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Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for aureantes
17 we are not all
christian on december 25
though in the latter
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Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for aureantes
often refer to
things like that word sigh what a
waste of friendships or
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Created by Grahame


Haiku2 for aureantes
and easy to read
so the everyone can
read it but you may
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Created by Grahame


There, are ya bored yet? Did I waste enough of your page space? Hey, maybe I should have hidden this under friendslock and LJ cut like the last entry, and then no one would have had to have a glimpse atall to waste their time from paying attention to someone so involutedly complex and sadistically enigmatic as myself.

Ah yes....I'm pissed 'cause the cyberworld is a vacuum when I'm most wanting people to read me loud and clear and convoluted alike. Perhaps I ought to write a few off-colour sonnets and fling them at the comment-bars of MySpace to see if anyone there ever listens atall.

By the way, I really think that people whom I friend (and this naturally applies vice versa) really ought to take a look at my journal and at least consider reciprocating. Why should everyone else in the world claim the prerogative to be ruder than I am?

Aye, now there's the rub........
I call this one, "Hey...I resemble that remark!"

[It's somewhat related to Litha and me tweaking the "Name 3 ways you are a stereotypical guy/chick" question on the 'Name 3 Things' questionnaire to make it two separate questions (and seeing who "gets it" and who doesn't). Or the ever-popular highschool-lit game of "Name the Christ-Figure", or my brother's game "How is This Movie/Book/Play Hamlet?" -- Star Wars, btw, is actually Hamlet inside-out, if you want to run those details down. If you like my dropped-hat allusions and scavenger hunts, you'll love this...>:)]

How it works: Use a series of valid statements to describe yourself that are also true for historical, celebrity or fictional characters -- how far out you let 'em be depends on your intended audience, but the statements have to be relevant to you personally. You can do any number of items that you can come up with; I kept this first one down to 25, just so it wouldn't get too long, and I only used characters that have appeared in movies.

If there is more than one answer you have in mind and you want people to try for all of 'em, put a number in parantheses following the statement. Then your friends take a crack at guessing who the hell you're talking about, and can challenge you in turn with their own list of allusions.

I left some of the weirder shite in, but if you know me you'll understand...there are a few overlaps, but every item has at least one answer to it:


I resemble these remarks....


1. Keeps ritual + warding paraphernalia in bedroom/close possession (2+)

Katrina Van Tassel (Sleepy Hollow); John Constantine (Constantine); any iteration of Van Helsing, whether Abraham or Gabriel

2. Collects antique books, some of which deal with dark subjects

Dean Corso (The Ninth Gate)

3. Can make a proper breakfast presentation for his lady; knows 'the language of flowers'

Leopold Alexis Elijah Walker Gareth Thomas Mountbatten, Duke of Albany (Kate & Leopold)

4. Likes cutting things up, if the right opportunity arises (2-3)

Wolverine; Edward Scissorhands; Freddy Krueger

5. Has read the Bible and Paradise Lost

Frankenstein's Monster (as per the original story)

6. Is a musician/composer who hasn't yet gotten a break; likes to mess w/ people's minds

The Phantom of the Opera

7. Comes into people's dreams without warning

Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street)

8. Hangs out with fairies and forms alternative family structure

Peter Pan (but I'll take Jareth too, love....>:))

9. Is into real-life archaeology and the experience of living in different times

Andre Marek (Timeline) -- aka "the guy that was Gerard Butler"

10. Smartass who likes to wear black; talks about theories, patterns, iterations & disasters

Ian Malcolm (Jurassic Park)

11. Is trying to reassemble his fragmented and troubled memory (2)

Wolverine; Van Helsing (hah, two Hugh Jackmans for the price of one...)

12. Is extremely absentminded; carries around black ballpoint pens

Leonard Shelby (Memento)

13. 'Fell to earth'; made an appearance in 1976

Thomas Jerome Newton (David Bowie's character in The Man Who Fell to Earth)

14. Has been known to confuse young children with lefthanded/subversive wit

Willy Wonka (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)

15. Analyses human mating-behaviour patterns with animal mating-behaviour references

Jane Goodall (Animal Husbandry/Animal Attraction/Someone Like You)

16. Investigates even the weirdest phenomena as logically as possible (2)

Sherlock Holmes (of course); Ichabod Crane (Sleepy Hollow)

17. Teaches classic material in an unconventional and familiar/irreverent fashion

Mr. Keating (Robin Williams' character in Dead Poets' Society)

18. Is known for translating and interpreting symbols

Dr. Daniel Jackson (Stargate)

19. Has a symbol marked on his neck that represents his real name

Any of the angels in The Prophecy and its sequels

20. Uses creative means to express himself to his mate

Any of the Emperor penguins in Happy Feet (though I'll take the scissors too...>:))

21. Has loved the same person in at least three lives

Hugh Jackman's character in The Fountain...and yes, I think "three lives" is a fair summary

22. Capable of deep-and-near-pathological understanding of the criminal mind

Will Graham (Red Dragon)

23. Can lead a cause but have self-doubt in doing so; good understanding of cultures

T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

24. Talks a lot about duality and what to do with it

Dr Jekyll, naturally.....>:)

25. Has a volatile temper; can do great things with adrenaline surges

The Hulk


So.....there you have it, just in case you wanted to know some of what's going on in my convoluted inner mentality.  Just some of it, the kind that's easily shorthanded via pop-cultural reference.

I call this one, "Hey...I resemble that remark!"

[It's somewhat related to Litha and me tweaking the "Name 3 ways you are a stereotypical guy/chick" question on the 'Name 3 Things' questionnaire to make it two separate questions (and seeing who "gets it" and who doesn't). Or the ever-popular highschool-lit game of "Name the Christ-Figure", or my brother's game "How is This Movie/Book/Play Hamlet?" -- Star Wars, btw, is actually Hamlet inside-out, if you want to run those details down. If you like my dropped-hat allusions and scavenger hunts, you'll love this...>:)]

How it works: Use a series of valid statements to describe yourself that are also true for historical, celebrity or fictional characters -- how far out you let 'em be depends on your intended audience, but the statements have to be relevant to you personally. You can do any number of items that you can come up with; I kept this first one down to 25, just so it wouldn't get too long.

If there is more than one answer you have in mind and you want people to try for all of 'em, put a number in parantheses following the statement. Then your friends take a crack at guessing who the hell you're talking about, and can challenge you in turn with their own list of allusions.

These are all movie-fictional ones, to start with, and I left some of the weirder shite in...there are few overlaps, but every item has at least one answer to it:

I resemble these remarks....


1. Keeps ritual + warding paraphernalia in bedroom/close possession (2+)

2. Collects antique books, some of which deal with dark subjects

3. Can make a proper breakfast presentation for his lady; knows 'the language of flowers'

4. Likes cutting things up, if the right opportunity arises (2-3)

5. Has read the Bible and Paradise Lost

6. Is a musician/composer who hasn't yet gotten a break; likes to mess w/ people's minds

7. Comes into people's dreams without warning

8. Hangs out with fairies and forms alternative family structure

9. Is into real-life archaeology and the experience of living in different times

10. Smartass who likes to wear black; talks about theories, patterns, iterations & disasters

11. Is trying to reassemble his fragmented and troubled memory (2)

12. Is extremely absentminded; carries around black ballpoint pens

13. 'Fell to earth'; made an appearance in 1976

14. Has been known to confuse young children with lefthanded/subversive wit

15. Analyses human mating-behaviour patterns with animal mating-behaviour references

16. Investigates even the weirdest phenomena as logically as possible (2)

17. Teaches classic material in an unconventional and familiar/irreverent fashion

18. Is known for translating and interpreting symbols

19. Has a symbol marked on his neck that represents his real name

20. Uses creative means to express himself to his mate

21. Has loved the same person in at least three lives

22. Capable of deep-and-near-pathological understanding of the criminal mind

23. Can lead a cause but have self-doubt in doing so; good understanding of cultures

24. Talks a lot about duality and what to do with it

25. Has a volatile temper; can do great things with adrenaline surges


And I left out anything that was just about being lefthanded, being fond of wearing black and long black coats, foreign/odd accents, hairstyles or having odd sleeping hours....or my habit of using any apt occasion to pull out the classic exclamation "IT'S ALIVE!!!!!--it's alive, it's alive....!!" *maniacal laughter* >:)

There -- it's alive. Have fun with it. :D


Okay, and here's what I get from my ladylove.....
 
Oh my......that's certainly one way of binding--I mean, winding--things up....hmm, you know I'm all for diversity......:-| 

Okay.....I tend to go on the principle that you should give gifts that you know (more or less) a person's going to like, or else play it safe and general....but anyhow, always fun to see what people guess you would like......./:)

my xmas stocking )
(Got it from [profile] miriam_alessa, passing it on like the bad cold I'm presently shedding  -- but seriously , people, I do hope you'd want to know more and deeper about me than this, if you're in my loop atall):

Fun to get to know you......4 things to know about me, for instance, did you know... 

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Youth Services library assistant (and staff artist)
2. Summer-school teacher for gifted/talented program
3. AP assistant and reception-desk jockey
4. Art and music teacher

Four movies I would watch over and over (gah, just four???):
1. Lawrence of Arabia
2. The original Star Wars trilogy
3. Any part of The Lord of the Rings trilogy
4. X-Men and X2.....and most likely the new one too...

Four places I have lived:
1. Chicago (well, I began life there....)
2. La Grange...it's a suburb of Chicago
3. La Grange again....and David Hasselhoff went to my high school  *groan*
4. Beautiful scenic La Grange....hey, didja know the Marx Brothers used to have a farm out here during WWI?  And While You Were Sleeping was filmed just down the street from my house...and just a few weeks ago we had film crews out from Prison Break and ER doing location/background shoots......)

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. The Simpsons
2. House
3. Sea of Souls (on BBC America)
4. Secrets of the Dead and its longer ilk of documentaries on the History Channel....you know, investigating Biblical disasters, stuff on the the Antichrist....

Add in McCallum and Starsky & Hutch for ones that aren't technically running anymore.....>:)

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Pennsylvania
2. Ohio
3. Michigan
4. Wisconsin

Four websites I visit almost daily:
1. hyperlucidity
2. ShadowLore main group (............)
3. my friends page at LiveJournal
4. AlchemyGold

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Spicy basil chicken (Thai)
2. Baja Burrito (has guacamole...:D...)
3. Stuffed pizza - spinach and mushroom and suasage, I think
4. Chicken fettucini Alfredo

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Ireland
2. Australia
3. Spain
4. Umm....does it have to be in this time....?

Four States I have attended church in (damn, it's weird to actually be able to fill this out....)
1.  Illinois (too many.....)
2.  Wisconsin
3.  Pennsylvania
4.  Iowa

Four friends who I have tagged that I KNOW will respond in minutes (or soon
thereafter ...)
1. Litharriel
2. Massage_Diva
3. Nightwolf747
4. Lurkitty

You've been tagged. So here it goes...forward, delete my answers,
replace with your own! 


Umm....yeah.  What she said.  Style and originality will be taken into account.

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Four jobs I've had (this besides what I do freelance and in the way of gigs):
1. Library assistant/staff artist
2. Teacher, substitute teacher and/or teacher's assistant (creative writing, art, piano & voice, architecture, geology, Egyptology...)
3. Reception desk jockey/retail cashier
4. Resale warehouse inventory

Four things I want to do before I die:
1. Change the world for the better/wiser (and make a good living would be nice) with my clustered vocations
2. Make a figurative and/or literal castle and happily-ever-after with my mate (the wildlife kind, not just the g'day kind...>:)...)
3. Travel extensively, see the world and feel its memories and history directly
4. Build and prepare the (*cough cough*) Haven Project (shared dream, m'love)...anyone intrigued by the sound of that, why don't you ask me what I mean...?

Four things I say a lot:
1. Bloody hell
2. Buggerall
3. Shite
4. Grinchy

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Mongolian Beef
2. Spicy basil chicken or Panang curry, tom kha kai and a Thai iced tea...my standard order :P
3. Hawaiian pizza, or Chicago-style stuffed/deep-dish pizza w/ spinach and other good stuff
4. Borkol-mit-Wurst (so easy to make, it's almost like stone soup...)

Four people I'd like to curse:
1. Karl Rove
2. George W. Bush
3. James Dobson (founder/leader of Focus on the Family)
4. whoever first started the shit-throwing in the Middle East -- and I mean in all of history, dammit!

Four things I don't trust:
1. The Bush administration (though, the government in general also applies)
2. Any form of religious 'orthodoxy'
3. Cultural conservatives
4. The intelligence of the masses en masse

Four people from history I'd like to meet:
1. Gilgamesh
2. Lawrence of Arabia
3. Jesus
4. Mohammed (always helps to get a straight story...)

Four movies I watch over and over:
1. The Dark Crystal
2. The Return of the King / any of the LOTR trilogy
3. La Belle et la Bete -- aka the old French version of Beauty and the Beast)
4. Van Helsing -- it's on cable alot...yes, I know it sucked--and damn would I like to fix it somehow someday, 'cause it certainly wasn't the fault of (okay, most of) the actors and their character...but Stephen Sommers and Kate Beckinsale are ongoing targets for the manual cutlery, if ya know what I mean...
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