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1. Leave a comment to this post, specifically saying that you would like a letter.
2. I will give you a letter.
3. Post the names of five fictional characters whose names begin with that letter, and your thoughts on each. The characters can be from books, movies, or TV shows.

I got N from [ profile] elrhiarhodan:

1. Neal Caffrey, "White Collar": An obvious place to start. He's the character that drew me to "White Collar," and I remain fascinated by what goes on in his head. He is a possibly reformed con man, but how reformed he really is, and what drives him, is still unclear. Part of me also wonders if he's pulling a long con as Cooper Anderson and Bryce Larkin.

2. Natalie Hurley, "Sports Night": Natalie is one of those characters whom I love on screen and would probably hate to know in person, though I'd always know she had my back if she was my friend (though I would never cross her, because I know about sharing and I know about punishment).

3. Nog, "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine": Nog grew on me as the series went on. I found him somewhat grating at first, but as he grew as a character I really came to like him. I followed him as he joined Starfleet and worked for Chief O'Brien and felt for him when he was injured during the Dominion war.

4. Noah Bennet, "Heroes": Ah, HRG. A very complex character who really loves his family and is doing the wrong things for all the right reasons until he starts doing the right things for the right reasons. My favorite episode of Heroes is probably "Company Man," in which we really see HRG up close for the first time.

5. Natasha Fatale, "Rocky and Bullwinkle": The brains of the organization. Boris would be nowhere without her.
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-- Another "I"m not sure this is the labeling you want" photo:

Cider Vinegar: Ideal for Food!
Cider Vinegar: Ideal for Food!

-- A coworker of mine does rock climbing as a hobby. He did a presentation at a lunch-and-learn a while ago about the climbing, and in the midst of it he mentioned how wonderful merino wool is. Since I am currently working in merino (Debbie Bliss Merino Aran, for those who understand what that means) (I'm making gloves that I will post about as soon as I have more than just my one prototype glove), I showed him what merino looks like in ball form (rather than in clothing form). And it made me wonder how frequently people find the juncture between knitters and rock climbers, conversationwise. (It's probably pretty frequent, given the interest both have in quality fabric production.)

-- As discussion of this year's early (11 March 2012) Hugo nomination deadline heats up, I've been seeing a lot of references to "Hugo nom deadline." This made me wonder if it was the deadline for chomping on Hugos. (Om nom nom!)

-- Blechy, rainy weather today. Blech. Still beats snow.

-- Cool video seen on the ABE Books blog: Dancing Books (link to YouTube video)

-- Squeaker decided my outfit today, having rejected the outfit I'd originally laid out. Mind you, this was *my* clothing, not *hers*.

-- Muffin was ill earlier this week, but she's doing fine now. Moral of the story? Muffin should eat blueberries more deliberately and with forethought.

-- There are still two slots available in the handcrafts meme I posted a couple of days ago.
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From [ profile] puppetmaker40:

I promise* will do my best to make something handmade for the first five people who comment. They must are encouraged* in turn post this and make something for the first five people who comment on their status. The rules are it has to be handmade by you and they must receive it before 2012 ends...who's in with me?!

*I changed this from the original because I feel uncomfortable promising in case I default, and I don't like making people participate in memes if they don't want to. Also, I'm interpreting "handmade" liberally.
gnomi: (follow_the_leader (rjcardinal))
...a meme during lunch (from [profile] popfiend):

1. Think of the first word that comes to mind when you think of me.

2. Go to Google Images and search for that word.

3. Reply to this post with one of the pictures on the first page of results (don't tell me the word).

4. Put this in your own journal so that I can do the same.

Note: Please only post worksafe images, in accordance with my general policy on icons. Thank you.
gnomi: (Default)
The first five people who reply to this post, and who re-post this challenge: YOU WIN!!!

For your prize, I will send you a gift.

It might be something I've made, or something cool from my hidden stash of obscure grooviness. It might be a rubber duck, or a toy, or a pretty picture, or a book I think you might enjoy. A useful object, a tchotchke, a piece of jewelry, or something else that is taking up room in my house.

Whatever it is, I promise I will get it to you in 30 days of your posted comment or less, and you must e-mail me your mailing address. Even if you think I already have it.

E-mail your address to me via Live Journal (gnomi [at] livejournal [dot] com)

Meme Time!

Mar. 20th, 2008 11:27 am
gnomi: (Default)
Icon meme, from [personal profile] batyatoon:

The Rules:
1. Reply to this post, and I will pick five of your icons.
2. Make a post (including the meme info) and talk about the icons I chose.
3. Other people can then comment to you and make their own posts.
4. This will create a never-ending cycle of icon squee. Whoo!

The five that [personal profile] batyatoon picked are back here )
gnomi: (here_comes_treble (shoegal-icons))
- Comment to this post and I'll give you a band/artist.
- Make a post with your ten favorite songs by that band/artist.

After a couple of tries, she gave me R.E.M.

In no particular order...

1. Radio Free Europe
2. Orange Crush
3. Shiny Happy People
4. It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)
5. The One I Love
6. Stand
7. Losing My Religion
8. (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
9. Bang and Blame
10. Night Swimming
gnomi: (hypotamoose)
Starts with Your First Initial

What is your name? Nomi
Four-letter word: Near
Vehicle: Neon (Dodge)
Movie: Noises Off!
TV Show: Northern Exposure
City: Northampton
Girl Name: Nancy
Boy Name: Nicholas
Alcoholic drink: Nikolaschka
Occupation: Nurse
Something you wear: Necklace
Celebrity: Naomi Watts
Something found in a bathroom: Nail clipper
Reason for being late: Never a bus around when you need one
Cartoon Character: Nelson
Something you shout: Narf!
gnomi: (force_strong_penguin (shoegal-icons))
The following are the sources of the quotes in the meme I posted yesterday. As a note, for almost all of these, it was really hard for me to choose just one quote.

Meme Part 1:

1. The American President
2. The Court Jester
3. Get Smart
4. Moonlighting, "Atomic Shakespeare"
5. The Princess Bride
6. Stargate SG-1, "Window of Opportunity"
7. Sports Night, "Napoleon's Battle Plan"
8. West Wing, "In the Shadow of Two Gunmen, Part II"
9. Sallah Shabati
10. Due South, "Call of the Wild"

Meme Part 2:

1. Clue
2. Noises Off

And I completely left "1776" off the meme. "Saltpeter!"

Meme Redux

Aug. 15th, 2007 11:43 pm
gnomi: (elephants_follow)
Two I forgot from the meme I posted earlier:

1. I think she meant he threatened, in public, to kill her.

2. I'm just God, Belinda, love. I'm just the one with the English degree. I don't *know* anything.
gnomi: (elephants_follow)
(ganked from multiple sources)

Ten references I expect my nearest and dearest to get:

1. I hope so. 'Cause, you know, if that was an "undecided," then we need to work on our people skills.
2. The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon.
3. Good thinking, Max!
4. We hate iambic pentameter!
5. Yes, of course. Naturally not those four.
6. Anyway, I'm sorry, but that just happens to be how I feel about it. What do you think?
7. First you show up. Then you see what happens.
8. I think the White House Counsel would say it was a coup d'etat!
9. Lo rotzim shikkun! Rotzim ma'abarah!
10. Look, Ray! Turtles!
gnomi: (frum_chick)
Inspired by a typo in last week's similarly themed post and a subsequent comment by [profile] 530nm330hz, a memelet:

Help me plan my Shabbat menu in the comments. Then post your Shabbat menu outline in your own blog....

It looks like I'm making both dinner and lunch this Shabbat, with one confirmed guest for both meals and a couple of possible others. The basic plot meal outline is as follows:

-- Challah and grape juice (maybe offer remains of last week's wine, as well)

-- Starter

-- Main dish (meat)

-- Side (vegetable)

-- Side (starch)

-- Dessert

I'm leaning toward beef for one meal and chicken for the other, but I'm flexible. I have lots of sides recipes that are good either cold or hot. I haven't made a Yerushalmi kugel in a good long while, so maybe I'll make one of those.

Side note: similarly themed post? similarly-themed post? [profile] beths_stanley, any hyphen-related insights? ;-)

Suggestions, anyone?


Jun. 13th, 2007 09:36 am
gnomi: (hypotamoose)
Gakked from [profile] puffdoggydaddy

Read more... )
gnomi: (writer (celli))
...but seen around a bunch today.

Post the first paragraph of any of your works in progress.

In reverse chronological order of how long I've been working on them...

"Selicha, adoni..." a voice said behind me, and just from hearing that, I knew two things: the speaker was not a native born Israeli, and he was relatively new to the country.

I stood outside of my building for a moment, trying to figure out if there was any way I could avoid going upstairs.

I couldn't tell at first what woke me, but then I heard the sound again. Banging in the kitchen.


At the time, while I was writhing in pain, I never would’ve agreed if you’d told me that falling out of a tree and breaking my leg would turn out to be the best thing that had happened to me in a long time.

"Oy," I said, flopping down -- still fully dressed in my tux -- on the bed. "That was one amazing wedding."

...and I'm going to stop there, because going further back to abandoned WIPs just distresses me.


Jan. 18th, 2007 08:22 am
gnomi: (bankrupt_kitty (lanning))
I don't usually do these, but the answers to this one amused me mightily.

Snagged from [personal profile] cheshyre

If LJ Were High School )
gnomi: (bankrupt_kitty (lanning))
LogoThere are:
people with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

gnomi: (follow_the_leader (rjcardinal))
This is a twist on the Letter Meme. Instead of coming up with ten items for a certain letter, you come up with five song titles for a certain letter and explain why you picked them. If interested then leave a comment. I'll give you a letter. You post this blurb in your journal along with your list.

[profile] cicirossi gave me L.

-- Leaving on a Jet Plane: I've always liked this song, from the time I was little. It's a little melancholy, but I like it anyway.

-- Luck be a Lady: Not my favorite song from the "Guys and Dolls" soundtrack, but the one that fit the letter. :-) I love that soundtrack and frequently have it on the mental radio.

-- Lonesome Road: I first heard it a cappella, and it's just one of those songs that's stuck with me.

-- Let's Get Away From It All: Again, first heard a cappella, and I like the idea of a song about GAFIAting.

-- Living in Fast Forward: A country song; Kenny Chesney, to be specific. The inspiration (in the other half of the brain) for the monolithic project [personal profile] eal and I are working on.


Songs rejected from the list, for various reasons:

-- L'cha Dodi
-- From "1776," The Lees of Old Virginia (I would've had to do it as "Lees of Old Virginia, The")
-- Because I'm odd, I considered and rejected (along the lines of the above) Don Henley's "Dirty Laundry," to be filed as "Laundry, Dirty."
gnomi: (grammar_crisis_room (wanderingbastet ))
[personal profile] jesshartley started a meme in which you plug your LJ handle into the Anagram Server and post your favorite results from the output. Since "gnomi" doesn't anagram into anything fun, I plugged in my first and last names. Of those results, my favorite results are:

BE I TRIM NOUNS (Could be, I trim nouns. More likely, I trim adverbial phrases.)
BE IN IRON SMUT (Is that like Iron Chef?)
BROMINE UNITS (In case you need to measure your Bromine)
TIMBERS UNION (Trees, Unite!)
ERBIUM SNIT ON (Get your Erbium snit on!)
BIEN MINUS ORT (The French would be fine without the Ort Cloud?)
BUNNIES I MORT (I don't kill bunnies, not even French bunnies. I promise.)
BONIER IN SMUT (no comment)
TURBINES OMNI (Thus, we'd have more wind power.)
IBSEN INTO RUM (Tabloid headline?)
BITE SIMON RUN (Advice for Kaylee?)
REB SIMON UNIT (I attended a very short shiur by him once.)
OMNIBUS RENT I (It was scarlet-painted, had a diesel engine, and was 97 horsepower.)
NIB MENU IS ROT (I demand a better selection for my fountain pen!)
ROBINS MINUET (Performed by Batman)
BISON RUNTIME (Old-West benchmarking)
ROB MEN IN SUIT (Nattily-dressed gents, watch your wallets!)
ROB EMU IN SNIT (Annoyed large birds, watch your wallets!)
SOB ME IN TURIN (But don't cry for me, Argentina)
gnomi: (threaten_in_public (celli))
In the comments below, share a factoid or a bit of info that other people can learn about from you (so no making stuff up that isn't true)... advice, educational stuff, whatever. However, do not repeat knowledge on a subject that has already been commented on, and if you see something you didn't know about before make sure to let the person know.

As [personal profile] scarlettina did, I'll start with a randomness:

Until 1698, when the Virginia governor specified that Capitol would be the name of the planned statehouse in a village then known as Middle Plantation, the word capitol had been used only as the name of the great Roman temple at Rome.

(quoted from Garner's Modern American Usage, p. 127. Garner cites Mitford M. Mathews, American Words, pp. 62-63 (1959; repr. 1976))

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