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"I Write Like..." test + My Top 10 Playlist

Honey, I'm hoooome! *blows a thick layer of dust off of her hibernating livejournal*

Oh hi I don't know what to post right now but I wanna post something so I did this writing analysis test:

I write like
Chuck Palahniuk

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

ORLY? From analyzing my post on Crispian Mills that site deduced that I write like that guy who wrote that book that was the basis for that movie about some dumbasses punching each others' mugs in? The same movie I was given as a DVD but never unwrapped?! Sure I do. :D

FYI pasting the word "YFC!" 75 times in a row produces this result:

I write like
Neil Gaiman

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

Much better =p

Take the test, it's fun if you're into books and stuff...


My Top 10 playlist right now:

Listening to: GACKT - Stay the Ride Alive
via FoxyTunes   
Listening to: GACKT - EVER
via FoxyTunes   
Listening to: I Kissed A Vampire Soundtrack - Drew Seeley - Love's In Vein
via FoxyTunes   
Listening to: ICHIGO KUROSAKI (Masakazu Morita) & KUCHIKI RUKIA (Fumiko Orikasa) - MEMORIES IN THE RAIN
via FoxyTunes   
Listening to: The Butterfly Effect - Room Without A View
via FoxyTunes   
Listening to: Alanis Morissette - Prince of Persia OST - I Remain
via FoxyTunes   
Listening to: Oriental 1001 nights - 08.Omar Faruk Tekbilek & Steve Sheman - Ya Bouy
via FoxyTunes   
Listening to: Ella Fitzgerald - Between The Devil And The Deep Blue Sea
via FoxyTunes   
via FoxyTunes   
Listening to: Gustav Holst - Mars, The Bringer Of War
via FoxyTunes   
  • Current Music
    GACKT - Dispar (yup I've been on Gaku hiatus and come back full circle!)
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January 16th, 2010

In memory of family and friends who have lost the battle with cancer; and in support of the ones who continue to conquer it! Post this on your LJ if you know someone who has or had cancer. 93% won't copy and paste this. Will you?

In honor of my father who passed away in 1999, I still miss you Apuka.

I miss you every time I pick out the constellations that you showed me, every time I watch a cheesy eighties fantasy movie like we used to rent, or every time I cook something new that you'd always be willing to try. Even the spicy Indian stuff!

Most of all I feel like I've lost an anchor point in my soul, something to help stave off this feeling of rootlessness that gets worse every year that my relatives abroad slip further and further away from me due to language barriers and lack of money to visit. Szeretlek, mindenkit. Living or not, I love you all.
Pardon my Hungarian.

♥ Betty
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    Denebulae (
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What Tarot Card Am I (posted only b/c I don't hate the result)

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

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Crispian Mills 2009, or is it 1999?!

Crispian Mills
Originally uploaded by kulashakerofficial
My my how time flies. And halts with a deafening screech at the sight of a picture like this one, taken in 2009.

The first airplane flight of my life was to Stockholm in 1999 to see Kula Shaker and their insanely talented front man Crispian live at Cirkus. Lovely experience. The show, not the city. I must be the only one who doesn't see the charm. Of the city, not Crispian.

Most clearly I remember our flight up and my sister holding my arm like it was in a bear trap while trying to assure me the plane wasn't going to crash. Meanwhile: me, unafraid, trying to break free of her grip so I could look out the window at clouds covered in golden morning sunshine and the green ground dotted blue with lakes.

I also remember a dreadful band named Furslide opening for Kula. Forgetting earplugs so we had to go hunting for soft toilet paper to bunch up and mute the noise with. Then what I came for, to see the band and hear my favorite songs. Peacock patterned decor over the stage and sitar vibrations stuck in my senses. Shouting happy birthday to Jay. Photos, my only mementos, taken from too far away of Crispian bouncing around in a weird white shirt that I seem to remember was open in the back. Wonderful scents of open fields and coast weather, of sunset and home, which struck me the second we landed after the return flight. Realizing how I love our concert trips but belong in the South.

The summer following the concert, my father's last summer, was hot and dry in parts, and being financially- and therefore also travel-challenged I brought India home to me on the hottest days by spending most of it in a cloud of Namasteji incense and Patchouli oil, brewing chai, serving up fresh chapatis, fried tomatoes (which Dad ate most of) and curried cauliflower served with Patak's Brinjal Pickles (still a favorite) while blasting Kula & Indian cable radio thru my stereo...

Everything about this photo reminds me of that day.
I assume Mr. C. lives in a place outside of time because slap something white on him instead (no, no silly - put that straitjacket away) and this could pretty much have been taken in 1999!

Yes yes the crush phase deflated completely nine years ago but I swear he may well still have that floppy boyish hair in twenty years time and the "Summer Sun" EP will still be the soundtrack of some of the hottest days of the year. And with any luck I'll still be getting those oddly entertaining email updates from Kula Shaker's website. :)

Later, B.
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Blip: A Sign of Life + My Top 10 Ikemen (Bangables: Asian Edition)

Hello is anybody out there?! I'm still heeere! :)
*waves frantically*

I have decided to try to make this journal more active despite technical obstacles that make me want to scream obscenities at the monitor and throw my mouse hard at something. Oh wait I did that once. I wrote about it. Ahem. Have been living with horribly unreliable default one since. *shudder* Getting a new wireless mouse any day now!

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Album Art meme - tagged by azzariag

Thanks Az for tagging me, this was fun!

I lucked out in that my random pic was perfectly square like a CD cover!

Wanna take a guess at the type of music this band would play?
I say it's some kind of electronic pop, slightly underground - Zac would probably like it LOL!!

art meme result

- Image source: Photocillin on Flickr
Mella is a municipality in Cuba.
- Title is from a quote by comedian Steven Wright: "Last year I went fishing with Salvador Dali. He was using a dotted line. He caught every other fish."

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post it to LJ with this text and tag the friends you want to do this next!

I'll tag vaneszikkipower, prettypaws68 (your first tag Sis!) and just to find out if they ever check my LJ (hehe) I'll tag saint_seducing, loonie_julie - and/or whoever else wants to try it! Perfectly voluntary, and you can ignore it if someone else already tagged you with this meme.

:) B.

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Betty likes to... meme / Re: bad apples

Got this meme from thegranddewru. Kinda funny. :-)

a. Go to Google
b. Type your name and the words "likes to" all in quotation marks. (e.g. "Shannon likes to")
c. Report back on the first ten things that come up for your name!

1. Betty likes to play “guy” games, too.

2. Betty likes to bump uglies.

3. Betty likes to egg Zorg on...

4. Betty likes to dance.

5. Betty likes to use this cute little saucepan with handles on either side...

6. Betty likes to socialize and will use any excuse to celebrate with friends.

7. Betty Likes To Burn Hair!

8. Betty likes to sing off-key.

9. Betty likes to wear dresses two sizes too small, to appeal to Darrin.

10. Betty likes to steal from co-star Becki's closet.

I also found this in VanesZikkiPower's PB which I think speaks volumes - yes I am thinking of a particular guy and girl right now:


Listening to: The Killers - Human (Armin Van Buuren Club Remix)
via FoxyTunes
Listening to: The Pussycat Dolls - I Hate This Part (Dave Aude Club Mix)
via FoxyTunes
Listening to: Kate Bush - Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (Ashley Beedle Re-Edit)
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Writer's Block: You Wouldn't Understand

Almost everyone coins or uses expressions that make sense to only a few people. What word or phrase do you use most often that you have to explain the meaning of to others?
I don't know how much I coin expressions as I abuse other people's expressions!

Mostly people look at me funny when I quote actors or comedians that only I like but even more so when I quote some obscure 1980's rockumentary about Bon Jovi, like "Eddie was here and he's looking for his summer hat" *lol*

Lately I have come to realize that a sizable chunk of my English vocabulary comes from Jim Carrey, Robin Williams and Jeff Dunham! Peanut has invaded my brain.

I also don't like to use foul language too much (no, really! don't believe me? well then scr*w u!) so I often substitute with one of Dane Cook's 'alternative curse words' like "son of a batch of cookies".

Another snag I hit with people here in Sweden where I live is that apparently too many of my cultural reference points are American?! So I will refer to or quote something by-the-way and they will go Va? - which is Swedish for Huh? - even though I'm clearly not the only one here who's been raised on U.S. movies and TV shows.

Luckily my sis and niece get practically everything I say that others don't so I don't have to explain myself! That much.

Random expressions I use:

"Out of my mind - back in five!"

"But Ma! All the cool kids have insomnia!"

"I love you so much, I'd walk fifty miles through the snow just to stand in your garbage!"


PS: Despite being a fan of invented languages, I'm not even going to address the nonsensical or self-invented words and phrases I use when I talk to my cats even though I've been known to let the odd one slip in public.

"Atapooti!" i.e. supercute, does raise an eyebrow or two! *lmao*

Listening to: Solarstone - Late Summer Fields
Listening to: Lifehouse - Storm
Listening to: O.A.R. - Love And Memories