fredericks: (So flamboyant!)
from [livejournal.com profile] thefridayfive:

1) What was the bravest thing you have every done?
Opening up to my parents about how I felt about an ex-boyfriend of mine. Could rank up there as one of the stupidest too. I was young, I was heady with infatuation, and I thought my folks were acting like pricks about the whole thing. Resulted in the first screaming match I'd EVER had with them, and it startled all three of us. It was brave of me because we're quite closed off to ourselves and each other, so there was that. Has never happened again, in any context.

2) Describe the meanest thing you have ever done.
I do lots of small cruel things, and feel I've yet to do anything that can justify the "meanest" title. Time spent mocking the classmates I had who were more outside the norm than I was in elementary comes to mind, but that's about it.

3) Tell us about the nicest thing anything anyone has done for you.
Quincy got the school orchestra to sing Happy Birthday to me back in HS. I think the memory of the event colors it in my mind. It was a beautiful late spring day and we were outside. I was feeling a little bummed because even back then I kept feeling birthdays were death knells. He smiled at me as they started singing. I didn't even recall telling him it was my birthday. I feel as though after class we headed over to our spot by the East River and played our recorders for a little bit. Most of the memories I have of him are of music and light and happiness. He was a unique soul.

4) What was the most insane thing you have ever witnessed or done?
Besides the electoral process in our country? Hmm. I'm a fairly safe person when it comes to my insane acts. The people diving around during the Cirque Du Soleil show "O" were pretty freakin' out of their gourd, in my opinion. Beautiful and talented, but apeshit to be doing what they were doing.

5) Describe the most "out of character" thing you secretly want to do.
Get all dolled up in Mac and heels and hit the town.
fredericks: (IRod - Starman!)
Tagged by the wonderful [livejournal.com profile] agtkrycek
Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most. Try to be original and creative and not to use things that someone else has already used.
1. The smell of ozone on an overcast day.
2. A quiet home.
3. A sincere smile sent my way.
4. Genuine compliments from people I care about.
5. A blast of cool air on a hot summer's day.
6. Walking in the rain.
7. Looking out onto moving water.
8. Waking up with a smile.
9. Discovering something in thanks to prompting from a book.
10. Feeling chills run up my spine as I listen to a bit of music.

[livejournal.com profile] rwarner asked me to share
THE 6 WEIRD FACTS MEME

If you've been tagged, copy this paragraph and then write a blog entry with 6 weird facts/things/habits about yourself. Also say who tagged you.
1. I hate living in a cluttered home, but my room is consistently fire hazard-worthy. I get very anal about people picking up after themselves and so forth, but I find it hard as hell to make sure my room stays organized for more than three days. It's most likely one of those "mirroring of mental state" situations, but it's too early in the week for self-analysis.

2. I went around with the wrong last name for my first 18 years of life. My parents were either extremely naive or extremely forgetful; I was born out of wedlock and my mother didn't give me my father's surname and she didn't get my father's name put on my birth certificate, nor did they bother to get his name on during any of the subsequent years. They just went about using his name for me on all legal documents. It all came to a head during my college years, when I had to use my social security number for everything and documents would come back in error because of the name discrepancy because I rocked my dad's surname while the SSN was in my mom's maiden name. Oops. Officially my name at school changed sometime between freshman and sophomore year, so I had a lot of acquaintances coming up to me after roll had been called in classes to ask me if I'd gotten married. That got old fast. I've yet to work on changing over to dad's name because I find mom's maiden name to be cooler than pop's.

3. I brush my teeth and wash my face while in the shower. That's not weird so much as economical in my books.

4. I'm a packrat (borne of packrats) with a tendency to walk around with more than I need to. I don't own a purse at the moment but if I did it would be one of those massive sack-like ones. Currently I walk around with my green messenger bag, containing anything from gauze-snipping scissors to tons of CDs to, I don't know, random crap I haven't felt like throwing away. Built shoulders from all the lugging around as well.

5. I thought Boy George was a woman until I was 17. No clue, absolutely no. frakkin. clue.

6. My big crush in college got to see me half-naked and there wasn't any alcohol involved...on my part, anyway. I was walking across campus and got hit by some dude driving by on his motorcycle. Of course, said crush was working the school EMT gig that night and got to cut my shirt open to make sure there wasn't any major chest trauma. Oh, and he got to see my legs. My unshaven legs. I ended up with a broken wrist, broken right tib/fib, two surgeries, metal stuck in me, but I keep flashing back to feeling embarrassed as FUCK that the cute a capella guy had to be part of the team that picked my ass up off the asphalt. That shit's weird. Or sad.

That was hard, dang it. I think everyone on my FL's done both of these dozens of times, so I tag anyone who actually hasn't done it within the last, oh, five months.
fredericks: (Here I stand alone)
Last time I'm pretty sure I was a lawful neutral human bard magician. The times they are achangin'.

I Am A: Neutral Good Human Ranger Bard


Alignment:
Neutral Good characters believe in the power of good above all else. They will work to make the world a better place, and will do whatever is necessary to bring that about, whether it goes for or against whatever is considered 'normal'.


Race:
Humans are the 'average' race. They have the shortest life spans, and because of this, they tend to avoid the racial prejudices that other races are known for. They are also very curious and tend to live 'for the moment'.


Primary Class:
Rangers are the defenders of nature and the elements. They are in tune with the Earth, and work to keep it safe and healthy.


Secondary Class:
Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.


Deity:
Mielikki is the Neutral Good goddess of the forest and autumn. She is also known as the Lady of the Forest, and is the Patron of Rangers. Her followers are devoted to nature, and believe in the positive and outreaching elements of it. They use light armor, and a variety of weapons suitable for hunting, which they are quite skilled at. Mielikki's symbol is a unicorn head.


Find out What D&D Character Are You?, courtesy ofNeppyMan (e-mail)

fredericks: (Remus/Tonks)
Memeage to start out the morning. I was touched by [livejournal.com profile] quenya_tattoo.

The Rules: The first player of this game starts with the topic of "5 Guilty Pleasures" and people who get tagged need to write an LJ entry about 5 Guilty Pleasures as well as state this rule clearly. In the end you need to choose 5 people to be tagged and list their names.

1. Tea. I need tea. I love tea. I'm sort of a punk in that I hate the work involved in loose teas, but wrap those jammies up in a bag and I'm good to go. After a recent bout of stomach virus I was given some lovely ginger teas by a relative, and those are my favorites at the moment. If I'm just lounging around I make myself a cup of herbal with no sugar and indulge.
I don't think my love of tea can be categorized as a "guilty pleasure", but I'm sort of scraping the barrel here. I'm so annoying normal (read "boring")it's unreal.
2. Window shopping. I usually don't start out with the intention to window shop. I'll go to the mall with some amount of cash in my hand/bank account with the desire to buy something (generally clothing). I'll walk around to different stores and be so appalled by the price tags that I don't buy anything. Sometimes I'll work up enough nerve to try things on and then I can "justify" my non-purchasing by saying I don't like the way something looks on me.
3. Press Your Luck. Hands-down the greatest game show EVER. Game Show Network obviously loves me, because they've taken to airing it every weekday at 12:30PM when before they used to only occasionally show it at 11:30 on Saturdays. I've actually amended plans in order to leave the house after Press Your Luck, that's how addicted to it I am. The schtick of the host gets annoying, but the hairstyles and the antics of the contestants never do.
4. Dates. Not the kind that might make me stop bitching about being single, unfortunately; the food. The ones my mother buys from Costco...so good! (/Iron Chef chick) They're rich and filling, so I can actually manage to eat no more than the recommended two or three at a time. And they help with the digestion! Doubly good!
5. Dance Dance Revolution music. I can probably put the game up there too, but the music is the most damning bit, I think. There's a fair amount of American music in the later games, but the Japanese pop remains. My brother and I were playing last night and we couldn't help singing along, it's so damned infectious. Ai yai yai yai!

Although I'd definitely touch all of you if given the opportunity, here I touch [livejournal.com profile] living_kindness, [livejournal.com profile] lostmiseashellz, [livejournal.com profile] fallen_ophelia, [livejournal.com profile] witchylass,and [livejournal.com profile] jenjiyana. Anyone else can feel free to share their guilty pleasures below because I'm curious like that.
fredericks: (A tender moment)
FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOM!!

I have a post semi-prepared in my head but I'm feeling too damn lazy to stay upright long enough to type it. So, to pass the time (these are always fun)...

1. Post a list of up to 20 books/movies/anime/TV shows/video games/etc. that you've had an obsessive fannish love of at some time in your life.

2. Have your flist guess your favorite character from each item.


TV Shows
1. Frasier - Niles Crane
2. Queer as Folk (US) - Michael
3. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Sisko
4. The Office (UK) - Tim
5. Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi Channel) - Starbuck
6. Oz - Tobias Beecher
7. Arrested Development - George Michael
8. Roseanne - Darlene
9. Highlander: The Series - Methos
10. Six Feet Under - David Fisher
11. The Venture Bros. - Dr. Girlfriend
12. Sex and the City - Miranda

Movies
13. Fargo - Marge
14. Finding Nemo - Dory
15. Office Space - Michael Bolton

Books
16. The Coldfire Trilogy, by C.S. Friedman - Gerald Terrant
17. Otherland, by Tad Williams - Sam Fredericks
18. The Vampire Chronicles, by Anne Rice - Armand
19. The Sandman Series, by Neil Gaiman - Duma
20. The DeathGate Cycle, by Weis and Hickman - Alfred Montbanks
fredericks: (Oh Snap!!)
Because I would go to Zanzibar to pick up take-out if she asked me to...

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] lostmiseashellz
List six songs you are digging:
(1)Another Day - Rent Original B'way Soundtrack
(2)I'll Cover You - Rent Original B'way Soundtrack
(3)Gone - Kanye West
(4)One Night in Bangkok (Remix) - Vinylshakerz
(5)The Ghost of You - My Chemical Romance
(6)One Song Glory - Rent Original B'way Soundtrack

I honestly am not that fond of Rent. I caught it a while back and remember, on the whole, feeling underwhelmed. I was sitting in the audience and all the while the South Park parody of it was running through my head: "We all have AIDS! We all have AIDS!" Then again, I'm not a play person - I'm a music person. I was okay when they were singing. And, dammit, some of the songs are catchy. The stir being caused in my circles by the release of the movie moved me to borrow the soundtrack from the library. I'm pretty sure that at one point today I repeated "Another Day" four or five times. My excuse is that I'm sleep deprived as a mofo. If I was lucid I probably would have made it up to seven or eight. I heart Adam Pascal for some unknown reason; he's not really my stereotypical type. I think it might be the voice (a touch raspy although nowhere near Bryan Adams territory, it takes a little getting used to) and the smile (dazzling, totally lights up his face). I want to see the movie to take in the Pascal on the big screen but I'm not going to bother to pay for a ticket. If I can't get into a screening I will wait for video, unless someone wants to pay my way *ahem*.

But, oh yes, the beginning of Tune Up #2 when Roger and Marc get a call for Benny re: rent (because, hello, title!) - completely hilarious to me. That too I've listened to an inordinate number of times. The way they emphasize the profanity...I'm a simple simple woman.

So there's another exam looming come the afternoon. This one too I'm going into not too concerned. I wonder if I'll get burnt. Eh. This stuff is a little more straightforward, what with all the cranial nerves, ROM, and examination stuff. It's times like these that I'm glad A&P was such a rigorous class.

Got a grand total of 45 minutes of sleep yesterday because I was working on a project for the clinical class. It was a group project, but I decided I wanted to be the one to put our information together. I honestly had no idea it would take me the entire night. Time seemed to be zipping by, *just* like it seems to be doing now. Frak. Something is wrong with either my time perception or my movement, because things ain't right. So, right; project. Worked on it from when I got home (6PM) until 5AM, slept until around 6AM, worked on it until 6:30, took the train to school to meet a partner for 8AM, worked on it until 9:30AM. It's not quality work at all (IMO), but that's not entirely my fault. One of my partners has serious time issues (not her fault) and the other...okay, this woman went to Columbia. She mentions this indignantly when she claims that the teachers that ask us to make our papers conform to APA style "don't know what they talk about". Yes, it's weird to do a book report in APA style but there's a method behind the madness - it's an easy way to get students comfortable with the style. Anyway, she claims to have gone to Columbia and her writing? Pretty bad. I mean, Jesus. I wanted to comb through what she'd written for her part of the project but my own procrastination limited my time available. And she was a Psych major, so I *know* she had to write a number of papers.

Enough bitching from me about that whole debacle, though. It's done, nothing I can do about it now.

I'm going to see if I can start writing again, if only to have something else to list on my resume. It's ridiculously ridiculous how few accolades I have to my name. It'd be endlessly amusing (in a shawesome way, of course) if I graduated in 10 months while the nursing shortage was still on and was unable to land a job.

Shawesome = "shittily awesome" - when something is so bad it takes on epic proportions and your first response is to stand back in amazement and watch it happen. Yes, I know "shittily" is not a word. Give me a break already. And start saying shawesome whenever you can.

I, [livejournal.com profile] fredericks,do so solemnly swear to get some sleep and make a coherent entry. One of these days.
fredericks: (Eat Pussy? Fugettaboutit)
I fully intend to make a real entry when I brain starts functioning. Like, soon.

Lifted from many people on my friend's list:
1) Go to my userinfo and pick five of my interests that you would like me to explain.
2) Reply to this post with the five you pick.
3) I will attempt to explain why they are interesting to me.
4) If I respond to you, you must post this in your journal as well, and respond to queries about your interests.
fredericks: (Me)
Is it my fault that I've never been in a fight? I always thought that was a character bonus (IRL, of course). Hmph. When I'm playing I usually like to be a cleric or some sort of character that combines magicks and physical attributes, the only problem being they usually end up middling at both. Have I mentioned how much I'd like to play some old school tabletop D&D lately? Damn.

Wizard
40% Combativeness, 40% Sneakiness, 70% Intellect, 30% Spirituality
Brilliant! You are a Wizard! Read more... )
fredericks: (SnapeHermione)
I love the Fuzzy Elf. I am pissed about the fact that Jean "Catch-Me-I'm-Going-To-Faint" Grey was my immediate runner-up, though.

You scored as Nightcrawler. Nightcrawler is a very symbolic X-Man. He is persecuted by society because of his devilish looks, but it is his faith in God that gives him strength. He is a very gentle x-man but he does know how to fight and he enjoys fencing. Powers: Teleportation

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Nightcrawler

70%

Jean Grey

65%

Rogue

60%

Storm

60%

Wolverine

55%

Beast

55%

Iceman

55%

Cyclops

50%

Colossus

50%

Gambit

35%

Emma Frost

25%

Most Comprehensive X-Men Personality Quiz 2.0
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fredericks: (Mikey)
The results are all fine and dandy (I've been partial to the Northwest since my visit to Seattle), but in my mind Portland is the stomping grounds of Dr. David and therefore polluted.

The State Meme )
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Got my test results back and got a pretty okay score. I keep saying to myself "well, if that's what I can get without studying..." but I never actually get my ass up and study. Will be remedied. I also forgot about the damned online quiz I had for another class, and so now I'm scrambling in an attempt to catch up on those readings so I can finish the quiz before Sunday, the day I'm assuming it must be done by.
fredericks: (Ted Laid Out (if you know the artist ple)
You scored as Storyteller. You're more inclined toward the role playing side of the equation and less interested in numbers or experience points. You're quick to compromise if you can help move the story forward, and get bored when the game slows down for a long planning session. You want to play out a story that moves like it's orchestrated by a skilled novelist or film director.

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Storyteller

92%

Method Actor

75%

Tactician

67%

Power Gamer

58%

Butt-Kicker

42%

Specialist

33%

Casual Gamer

33%

Law's Game Style
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fredericks: (Daria)
While I like The Office immensely, I think the wording of this answer is a wee bit pretentious. Oh well, I didn't make it. I just clicky the buttons.

the Wit

(69% dark, 21% spontaneous, 22% vulgar)

your humor style:
CLEAN | COMPLEX | DARK


You like things edgy, subtle, and smart. I guess that means you're probably an intellectual, but don't take that to mean you're pretentious. You realize 'dumb' can be witty--after all isn't that the Simpsons' philosophy?--but rudeness for its own sake, 'gross-out' humor and most other things found in a fraternity leave you totally flat.

I guess you just have a more cerebral approach than most. You have the perfect mindset for a joke writer or staff writer. Your sense of humor takes the most effort to appreciate, but it's also the best, in my opinion.

Also, you probably loved the Office. If you don't know what I'm talking about, check it out here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/theoffice/.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Jon Stewart - Woody Allen - Ricky Gervais




My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:


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You scored higher than 75% on dark

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You scored higher than 10% on spontaneous

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You scored higher than 20% on vulgar
Link: The 3 Variable Funny Test written by jason_bateman on OkCupid Free Online Dating
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Tagged by lovely [livejournal.com profile] devoosha.

List five songs that you are currently digging
1. Shine (Victor Calderone Mix) - Cyndi Lauper
2. I Feel Love - Blue Man Group
3. Let Me Love You (HQ2 Remix) - Da Buzz
4. One Night In Bangkok (Club Mix) - Vinylshakerz
5. Viva Columbia (Cha Cha) - Namtrak Vs. Chris Zippel

There were some tagging instructions involved, but I'll leave it up to whomever to share as well. Come on, I'm curious as to what y'all are listening to at the moment.
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Lifted from [livejournal.com profile] fauxorzayus

Liberal
Where do you fall on the liberal - conservative political spectrum? (United States)

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fredericks: (Huh?)
What the hey.

Reply to this if you want:

1. A random something, anything. A song lyric, an anecdote, a quote, a book recommendation, a rant or rave.

2. Tell me about something that happened to you today.

3. From reading my journal, what can you tell about me?

4. Copy this onto your own journal*.
*[this part, of course, being totally optional]

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