June 1st, 2011

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?



9.5hrs from Pomona to Chico, Ca with stops in Los Angeles and Levis, CA: passed time with music, playing
with cards and eating popcorn

3.5hrs from Chico to Oakland: singing selena songs - - amigos

7.5hrs from San Francisco to East Los Angeles: passed time listening to corridos, eating, drinking Monster
to remain awake. breathing fresh air and stuck on the SB 5 frwy. it was long. fun only to cool CalPoly friends

I still love long beach!!
Yellow Brick Road

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

I've taken 3 very long road trips. The longest was from Colorado Springs to Ft. Benning Ga. i was very young then. I think I may have slept most of the time. 2nd longest was from San Antonio to Savannah. I mostly slept then too. And I also had to help drive since I was of age. I just liked looking at the changing terrain and new scenery so I was entertained. Along with my Nintendo DS, books, music and puzzles.

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

most people would find this boring, but it was pretty special for me. driving from Brisbane, QLD back home to Sydney, NSW, with family, i
spent the half the time driving, and the other half either reading up on work for uni, playing chopsticks with some family members or trying to perfect Peter Piper's Pickled Peppers, along with some other russian tongue twisters.
Lk at Aethereality.Net (butterfly)

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

Hmm, not counting the ones in my childhood at my homeland, the one that I can remember is either going to Chicago or New Jersey. Not sure which one, but they were long.

As to how I passed the time, I either read or slept. A long road trip requires some sleep, ne?

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?


God, think it was driving out to Jericho in 1988 with mum, Han and Aunty Erin. We passed the time by singing the following song:

"We're driving along on the Lansborough Highway when we see a squashed kangeroo.
We take a deep breath but forget our poor noses and think that he's in the car too!!!"

It was a long drive for poor old mum and Erin!

(NB Making the same trip in 2001 with mum, Han and the ex-ex, we passed the time in a similar way by singing karaoke - Like a Rhinestone Cowboy... - and taking pics of the ex-ex stripping naked and standing in the bush. So to speak!!! Also a long drive for poor mum!)

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Writer's Block: Take me back

This would probably be easier for me to answer if I was still single, but now I'm actually in a normal, positive relationship for like the first time ever, this kind of stuff doesn't actually bother me anymore. I used to be the type of person that would actually stop listening to certain songs or even stop going to certain places because the memories asocciated with it were too painfull.

Saying that, I've only just been able to start listening to Rasputina again, and Complex by Gary Numan as they always seemed to be playing when I stayed over at my ex's.

I once dated a punk and after that went totally tits up, I couldn't stand the mere mention of the Clash, Sex Pistols etc or look at bondage jeans lol, but thankfully I soon got over my punk-phobia...

Just recently though, I suggested my boyfriend get Four Lions on dvd, but as I went to see that with my ex (the Rasputina fan) I didn't really want to watch it again myself...

Hmm... so maybe I'm getting over the song thing, but not films... but hey, time is a great healer as they say so I'm sure I will soon be able to enjoy satirical films about terrorists again - yay!

Вопрос дня: Прошлая любовь

Is there any song that reminds you so much of an ex-partner that you can't stand to hear it? Details, please.

"Владимирский централ"
Мне она совершенно не нравилась др тех пор, пока на школьном выпускном возлюбленный одноклассник не пригласил меня на медленный танец. Это была единственная медленная композиция, а танцевали мы весь вечер. Много лет эта песня будоражила во мне те самые чувства и переживания. Да и сейчас вспоминаю всегда. 

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

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Writer's Block: It's always summer

If you could only live in one season for the rest of your life, which would you choose, and why?


Spring because I love the smell of freshly blooming flowers, cut grass and that spring rain spell that just sticks in your memory...Not only that, but if it stayed that season forever it would mean I was always a safe distance away from snow! ;-)

Вопрос дня: Романтичный Лондон

Какое самое романтичное место в Лондоне?

Биг Бэн, верхняя площадка  внутренней лестницы.
  Очень захватывает.
 Учитывая , что времени совсем немного :)

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?



I've had two stage names: in the very beginning when I first started dancing, it's Leilani, which is Hawaiian for my real name, Michelle. Then I changed it when I was 30 and it became Ava,( Ava Lee) which I named myself for Ava Gardner, the brunette buxom screen bombshell of the 1950's. Lee was just a generic Asian last name :P
Ew!

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

SoFlo to DC, Virginia. One Day. With nothing more than a child's whimsical fancies and pieces of cardboard. With which I did math, spelling, and matching games. Those were the days before video games. More specifically, the days before my brother learned to share his video games.

боль и страх

Сегодня я застряла в лифте между вторым и первым этажами. 40 минут были наполнены болью в ране после операции и страхом потерять сознание от жары. Пот со всего тела катился и одежда стала влажной.
Соседи, которые собрались возле лифта и слыша мои просьбы к диспетчеру по громкой связи скорее прислать мастера, подняли страшный крик, пугали  диспетчера ЖЕКа, что она рискует найти в лифте труп. Это меня повеселило, но и успокоило: я не одна, за меня "борется" подъезд.  "Мастер-освободитель"  шёл аж 25 минут 200 м до нашего  дома. За 15 минут наладил все и лифт опустился,  дверь открылась.
Впервые в жизни я испытала острое чувство неволи - это ужасно.
Скучно сидеть дома больной, на работе работает комиссия, дети заняты на работе. А у меня один друг -  осточертевший телевизор, а второй - комп.
Моя старшая дочь говорит, что я сильная - это так, но и у сильного человека бывают минуты слабости и паники в нестандартных ситуациях.
В моем телефоне я когда-то записала себе приветствие:
Выше нос - жизнь прекрасна!
И она продолжается.
astronaut abed

writer's block: it worked for norma jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

I would be a rapper named MC Squared.

Edit: Damn. One Google search later and I see that someone has already beat me to this magnificent pun.
  
 
Me: pink neko maid

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?



Definitely something different than my real name. I hate my last name. I want something Japanese, but maybe not FULL Japanese. Lots know me by Pixyteri, but I think if I had a stage name I'd want it to be something else. ^^; And I'm still iffy on Sarah Misao too, but something. SOMETHING.

Вопрос дня: В дороге

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

В карете скорой помощи, от детского сада, куда зашел за дочкой, до московской больницы. Всю дорогу прилагал усилия, что бы задержаться на этом свете.

Writer's Block: Makita Kang Muli (To See You Again)

Is there any song that reminds you so much of an ex-partner that you can't stand to hear it? Details, please.

The song is entitled Makita Kang Muli (To see you again) by Sugarfree this really reminds me of my ex because this is our theme song, I really hate to hear this song because it's like i'm getting flashbacks of everything that happened during our 5 year relationship that didn't ended well... maybe i just want to keep all the good memories and i don't wanna remember every bad thing that happened just for the good vibes...........
Bridget happy

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

Err.  Well I once did a "Teens Westward Bound" Program where I spent 23 days driving across the States, from NC to Cali via southern states and then from Cali to NC back through more northern/central ones.  I passed the time by meeting wonderful new people (big deal for socially awkward Suzanne at 14), taking copious amounts of pictures, powering through about 7 books that I stole off of Lisa (3 Dan Brown books and a couple 'trashy romance' novels like Grecian Holiday) and just generally sleeping.  We would usually wake up at around 6am to start traveling and when you're camping with dreamy boys you tend to stay up too late for that early of a wake-up call.

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

This is my latest roadtrip... it's a 3 hr. road trip to batangas while on the van we sang song baught food from the stores we pass by and ate it while we i in particular started teasing one of my friends we never finished teasing each other until we're on the place that we have to go the trip was fun everything wen't good despite the sudden changes of weather ..............

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?


I took the train from Portland, ME, to Portland OR. I've also done it by bus. I watched the scenery, which is better by train because it gets closer to the mountians, especially in the Rockies, read six books, and took lots of notes for my writing. I usually go to New England for writers' workshops and other writely things, so I'm brimming with ideas on the way back.
Aiba Again...

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

first post...pretty much only posting cuz some communities wanna see active journals...and chibi hasn´t posted anything... ok first road trip... magic kingdom? maybe? i mean it was a family trip but we still drove 4 hours to get there so imma go with that
What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?
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Writer's Block: On a need to know basis

If you had a special power, would you hide it or share it with the world, and why?
If I had special powers, of course I would share it with others, because I would use those powers to assist others, of whom needed help. For example, if I had the power to twitch my nose and make something I wanted, to just appear before me, I would feed a gigantic buffet for someone who was starving. I would create a housing neighbourood for the homeless, then provide them with representatives, in order to provide them with job placement. I would twitch up some huge amount of money in several banks, so I could pay off the debts, that which close friends and family may have. The list would be endless, helping others, as well as the things that I could benefit by, in order to live comfortable, peaceful and satisfied.
Karkat

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

I would choose something discreetly nerdy...like my cat's name, and then the last name of some character or other. Fluffy LeStrange...yeeeeeah. >8) It would amuse me to hear fans screaming that.
  • msduxx

Writer's Block: The name game

Have you and/or your friends ever picked nicknames for people without their knowledge? What was the funniest, and why did you choose it?

Well we nicknamed my brother nockers coz of his man boobs. Funny thing is one day we were angre at him. He heard use talk an comes out to where we were an was like thats mean. Who's nockers? It was so funny. :)
zemus

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

I've always wondered why I like the sound of this name, but... Cecil Rackham.  It's a name I've toyed with in various creative projects that never really went anywhere.

(I pronounce it "cee-cil" or "sess-cil" as the mood strikes me.)

Other names I've considered using include Martin Ragman (a name I attribute to scientists throughout my works), David Reman, Salvadore, and my own first and middle names without my surname.


Dien

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

I would probably keep my first name, but I'd have to come up with a last name people can say in one shot... although I would then feel guilty for throwing away my heritage. Maybe I could do the alliterative name thing and change my first name instead. Or I could just pull some pretentious foreign word out of my ass and call it a day, which is what most of the internet does. But I'm so indecisive I can't imagine I'd ever pick anything.

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

If I were an entertainer, I would want to be known by my real name. I think that in Hollywood stage names were part of creating a new "personality" for the entertainer, which was to be maintained for publicity, and that often contributed to and caused many personal problems in their lives.
Iron Man

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

Senoigh obviously. But my drag queen name would be Nikki Sandgate (the name of your first pet and the first street you lived on....thanx to Will And Grace lol).

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

I always hated my name, Alison...   When and where I grew up in Central NJ, no one had really ever hard of my name & to this day, constantly mis-spell it!    In the begininng of each school year, & the Teacher called out everyone's name, they would have trouble pronouncing it!  Hello!!!  It is AL-I-SON, how hard is that?   Hooked on Phonics works for me!   With the far out names that people are coming up with, I feel really bad for Teachers doing roll-call these days!    I was adopted when I was an infant & at first my Mom wanted Meredith.   OMFG, I would have totally changed that name by now!   My name is taken from Mia Farrow's character on "Peyton Place". Now there are Alisons galore & I personally have 5 children named after me...   Back in the day, when I was in a band and also wanted to be an actress, for some reason, the name Krista Vaughn has always popped into my head....

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?


I'm going to try to do each one of the writers block prompts throughout June to get myself writing again. Maybe I'll try to make some of them into poems, rather than journal entries.




The longest road I've ever known was the one that brought me home no longer whole, and the one that put me together again, at the same time. The one that stretched from the West Coast all the way to the East- farther and farther away from my youth- and from the man who got the last of the best of me.

From San Francisco, to Ohio, I said goodbye to him at 8 o'clock in the morning, a time when no one should ever have to say a final goodbye. I drove for hours as I watched California dream greens turn to Texas stars and Oklahoma matchstick tumbleweeds. I slept in dive motels and ate with truckers who made me feel like I belonged to some secret club of the weary road wanderers. I asked questions and told secrets. I ate mostly Grilled cheese and mashed potatoes. I stopped in Missouri to look up an old friend, and his family welcomed me in. It was January. I was too tired to cry for my broken heart. I was too amazed at my independence and courage to feel sorry for myself. I lost my first love, but I was in love with life itself- with everything from the sacred to the absurd- from the voiceless crows in the desert, to the highway rest stop purple tongue slushies. Everything tasted better. Every song on the radio was one to sing along with. Every sunset was prettier.

I got two traffic tickets. One in New Mexico and one in Ohio. I saw Las Vegas, where I met a friend. I ate in Alberquerque, where a coyote ran alongside of me. I fell in love with the silence of Death Valley, The Painted Desert. I slept in Amarillo, Texas, and took my time in Oklahoma. Springfield Mo, and then one last night before pushing for home, in Terre Haute, Indiana- where I remember nothing other than the square blueberry cake donut, and the midnight desk clerk who had me play a song on my guitar for him. The next morning (6 days) I crossed the border back into Ohio- home. I felt like I'd grown ten years, and had so many secrets and memories that I couldn't share with anyone. I never did write it down exactly how it went. I couldn't if I tried. It's like trying to piece together a photograph that someone tore up, and you just can't get it exactly right. But, it's all there in the back of my mind, as clear as a movie I could rewind. That's the longest road trip I've ever been on.

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

I can't say I've ever given it much thought... I like my name. It's different. "Rue." My maiden name was more unique than my married name, but that's okay.

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?


NONE. What's the point of being famous if no one knows your name? Never understood that. Then again I'm inordinately proud of my family name.

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

If I were an entertainer, the screen name I'd want would be Wrigley Fields.  The reason I'd want a name like that is because I'd be an entainer who is also a die-hard Chicago Cubs fan.  That name would show people that I am an actress who is also a beloved baseball fan.
aljena1

Вопрос дня: Сценический псевдоним

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

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Вопрос дня: В дороге

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

Не очень долгим - около 20 часов. Я отлично выспалась, насмотрелась окрестных пейзажей и прочитала 2 книги.
В общем, мне понравилось :).

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

the longest was when we had a company outing going to Laoag Ilocos Norte (2005) it took us 7hrs to reach laoag from our point in paniqui. coz we need to stopover when we see a great view on the road to take a picture, nyahahah!

another 7hrs on the road when we travel from singapore to kuala lumpur by bus (2006)
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fire hand

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

When I travelled in a caravan with my then-bf's large family and their friends all the way down to Panuco Vera Cruz, in southern Mexico.  It was HOT.  There were lots of people, including many small, active children.  We had two vans.  It was an experience.  Kids were throwing a baseball back and forth in one of the vans.  In the other, the air conditioning broke, so we had to ride with the windows down, which was especially nice, because the sewage line on the van in front broke and sprayed sewage on the second van, which had the windows down.  I happened to switch from the front van to the back just before this happened, so I was a recipient of the sewage spray.  After that, no one wanted to switch anymore.  Go figure.

How did I pass the time?  Actually wishing I was back at work.  : /


Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

if i was an entertainer my stage name would be abbracadabra. cus that is the name of the song me and my dad would sing when i was growing up :)
Big Meany
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Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

Left on Wednesday drove from Halifax to Montreal 1200KM.
The next morning we drove to Ottawa and back for a job interview and a quick museum tour. 600Km
Friday we drove from Montreal to Niagara Fall for a wedding about 900Km.
Sunday we drove back to Montreal 900Km.
Monday we took the day to do a bit of shopping.
Tuesday we drove back to Halifax 1200Km
total for this trip just under 5000km


Serious case of Road Ass.
Squinty.

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?


I don't plan on needing a stage name, but I do think about what I'd use as a pen name. I've been thinking lately that if I ever do get published, I'd probably need (or at least want) one. At the risk of sounding super tacky, I feel like my name is too ethnic, especially my last name. And I'd probably also go for a first name that's not gender specific -- or stick with just initials and a last name.
Writer&#39;s Portrait, John Thornbush

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

Driving to Morphicon a couple years back in my Jetta TDI wagon.  That was a fun trip - though a bit lonely at times as I was solo for the entire trip.  It was nice to stop where I wanted, eat where I wanted, even sleep when I wanted where I wanted to stop. I have to repeat that trip with my Prius.  Probably not quite as fun as with a manual transmission diesel...  but probably just as economical.

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?


The longest road trip I've taken was from Florida to Washington State. I had been keeping my LJ at that time, so I do have a record of the trip. I always look forward to road trips, but the reality of them is much more than I expect. Usually Chris and I are in two different vehicles, which makes the trip more challenging.

Other long road trips we've taken:

Florida to St. Louis--we took this trip shortly after we got married. We were so broke, but I really felt the need to go because my dear friend Melissa was getting married in the temple and, being the only Mormon in her family, she had no other guests from her side in attendance. We drove straight through, napping at a rest area for a bit. Once we arrived, her in-laws paid for us to stay in a hotel. We'd planned on driving straight back after the wedding. We fell asleep the moment our heads hit the pillow, even with John and Melissa still in the room visiting with us.

Florida to Arizona/vice-versa--We've made this trip four times. I-10 is not a very exciting road to travel.

Florida to Virginia--not a bad trip at all. Definitely can be done in one day, if there are two drivers to share the burden.
Dangerous

Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

My longest Epic Road Trip is from eastern Ontario to Idaho Falls, ID.  The trip is about 3,600 Km each way, and takes about 36 hours of driving time.  In a herculean feat of driving, my wife and I did ~6 hour shifts all the way across, taking turns sleeping, listening to stand-up comedy (Mitch Hedberg, Blue Collar Comedy (plus solo albums from Bill Engvall, Larry the Cable Guy), Eddie Izzard, and Dane Cook), as well as lots of MP3s from our iPods.  In addition, I tweeted my GPS coordinates from our Garmin 255w every few hours so our families could track our progress as we trekked across the country.  Plus, we had cellular contact through much of the trip, so texting family and friends was another pass-time.

Our route was route 401 and 402 through Ontario, then picked up I-69, then I-94, then I-80.  We then followed I-80 until the junction with I-84 in eastern Utah, then turned north to I-15 as the final leg to Idaho Falls.

We departed at noon on Friday, and arrived at 3 AM local time Sunday.  We took a detour to Ft. Collins, CO, which took about 4 hours.  The total trip time was 40 hours, 15 minutes.

About 10 days later we reversed the trip, but took US-191 through central Wyoming (AMAZING scenery here, same with parts of I-80 in south-central WY near Rock Springs and Laramie) before rejoining I-80.  We left around 6 AM and arrived at home around 8:30 PM the next day (36.5 hours). 

It was a lot of driving, but seeing the sunrise in Iowa over the corn fields and windmills was just so neat...it was easy to spend hours just staring out the window and observing everything.  I almost didn't want to sleep so I didn't miss anything as I'd never been to most of the states along the route.

Now, we're expecting our first child in 3 weeks, and planning to repeat the drive 10 weeks after he's born.  I think we're nuts...but it'll be an adventure of a different kind, this time...and that is what life's about!


Scrubs - Girl Talk

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

Wth I didn't know Marilyn Monroe's name was Norma Jeane. I...thought it was Marilyn Monroe! D: MY WORLD. IT CRASHES.

But anyway, I think I'd want to be 'Sarah Cross'. 

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

I would choose to be Talia Smalls. I would keep my first name, because let's face it, it's awesome. But smalls is an acquired nickname that I rock due to my small stature and the fact that I have the energy of 12 7 year olds that just ran a train on a cupcake warehouse.

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

        Well, for a stage name, I'd have to pick, um, Voni. Short and sassy. LIke me. Straightforward and upfront. Like me.

Vonilda, like my blog title, comes from my Spanish class when we had to pick Spanish names by which to be called. Voni wasn't in the Spanish name list, but Vonilda was close. I guess it has more of a stage sound to it, but it reminds me of my pre-adolescence, so I'll stick with Voni.

Blessings,
Voni
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Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

Nikki Kay

I don't care for my last name

Or I could go by the pen name Rogue Hanson again hahahaha

When I was in HS I had an X-Men/Hanson obsession...yep
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Вопрос дня: Романтичный Лондон

Какое самое романтичное место в Лондоне?

Вопрос по Лондону заклинило – он висит дольше всех вопросов, но, судя по ответам, он так и не стал романтичным.


Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?
In the unlikely event that I'd ever be famous enough to need a stage name I'd go by Bat Baraka. It means 'Daughter of the Blessing', and it'd remind me where all the fame really came from, and hopefully keep me from acting like an idiot.
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Writer's Block: Taking it on the road

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

Texas to Washiington DC, god that was the longest trip I've have never taken.  Also the very first time I left out of the state. We were in a charter bus so there wasn't much to do to pass the time but to watch movies.  I recommend flying though, even though I've never flow

Вопрос дня: В дороге

What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?

Нижневартовска (Тюмень) до Западной Украины (Ивано-Франковск) - длилось 7-9 дней ( на самом деле помойму 9, в дороге стирается временной промежуток), Страдали всякой фигней в плоть до подсчетов деревьев, ибо 9 дней в пути кажутся бесконечностью и в то же время целой жизнью =)))

Вопрос дня: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

Мнея свое устраивает,лучше бы ее гонорар взяла,а имя может быть мое,данное от рождения в Южнороссийском округе Краснодарского Края Славянского района,Станице Трудохолики,ПМК - 666,улица 16 Кубанская,дом 6.Тот,кто переплыл Кубань против течения,имена не меняет.

Вопрос дня: В дороге

Самое длинное мое путешествие на машине - путешествие из Мурманска до Казани, а затем из Казани до Сочи. Причем, такие путешествия мной и моей семьей совершаются два, а то и три раза в год - едем в отпуск с южного берега Баренцева моря до северного берега Черного моря. Поскольку дорога длинная, в один конец порядка 5 тыс. км, то занимаемся всем, что только можем придумать: поем вместе песни, дети (10 и 4 - дочь и сын) смотрят DVD, спорят какой мультик смотреть, мы их успокаиваем. Жена вяжет что-то- ей же скучно, поскольку он не водит машину. И чтобы не уснуть за р улем, жена кормит меня и детей чем-либо вкусным- яблоки, бананы, орешки, печенье и т.п.уходят килограммами!!!!! Самое приятное в автопутешествии- возможность остановиться там, где пожелаешь и на любое время. Кстати, летом 2010 года совершенно незапланированно мы побывали в гостях у Снегурочки в Костроме. Заночевав под Вологдой, на следующий день думали проскочить через Ярославль, Кострому и дальше на Казань, попали в ремонты в Ярославле( готовились к 1000-летию), пробили колесо, часа три искали в выходной день шиномонтаж, доехали в плотном потоке до Костромы. В Костроме на нас обрушился чудесный и нескончаемый ливень, все потемнело, стало тоскливо( до Казани еще 700 км, в том числе по малонаселенной Кировской области и марийке, время около 15 часов дня). На растяжке через улицу (СЛАВА РЕКЛАМЕ!!!!!! - наверное, крайне редкий случай) увидели надпись, типа, Снегурочка рада вас встретить и обогреть. Кострома, Ул. Лагерная, д.38. Мы сходу соориентировали наш навигатор ( "Гульчатай") на адрес. Такой сказочный отдых редко нам встречался!!!!!!! Одноименная гостиница, хороший и недорогой ресторан, приветливые работники и сама Снегурочка! Не только дети, но и мы окунулись в детство с головой!!! А на Новый 2010 год мы были, тоже проездом, в Великом Устюге!!!! Вот где настоящая сказка!!!! Честно скажу- после этого мы перестали бывать у Санта Клауса в Рованиеми, хотя часто бываем в Северной Финляндии- ну, не интересно у него, "ка-а-к тебья завут-т", "карашо", Buy 35 euro и все. Не по-нашему, без души и тепла!!!! Вот пара эпизодов наших поездок. Впереди еще много всего, дай Бог!!!
What was the longest road trip you ever went on? How did you pass the time?
Squiggly
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Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?


I will be publishing under a pseudonym.

Because I'm pretty sure a lot of the crap I write would embarrass the hell out of people I know. And because I don't want to have to answer a million questions about stuff like, "OMG, why is XYZ character so (gay)(racist)(dumb)(malicious)(spineless)(murderous)(whatever)." Or something like, "OMG, you can't have a black main character! You're white and you don't know anything about being black." Yeah, I don't know anything about guns, either, but I still manage to have characters shoot each other on occasion. Seriously, would you go tell a black person that they can't have a white main character in their book? Really? REALLY? *facepalm*

Anyway, yeah. I'd rather focus on improving my writing than on having to explain it.

Вопрос дня: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

Какое выбрал бы себе сценичское имя? Гамлет? Чтоб в каждой роли размышлял...

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

Um, I think I would choose Doctor Jack, simply because I've always inspired to become a doctor but I can't stand blood or open wounds or anything like that, so I will only become a doctor once I get my doctorate in my English degree, um and Jack because that will be my legal name one day. I am weird, I guess?

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

It'd have to be either Amaya, Maria, or Tsuki. ^^
Amaya means 'night rain' in Japanese, which I think is pretty cool. 
Maria reminds me of all things spiritual (not just Christian - anything)
Tsuki means 'moon' in Japanese, which would be fitting if I was in a rock band lol

Also, I just think all of these names are so pretty.

I would only use Tari if I became a fashion designer, or when writing books, or if I was in a rock band which I could really see becoming world famous, as it is a really special name to me.
^-^

Writer's Block: Merlin revisited

If you were granted unlimited magic powers for just five minutes, what would you do?

There's only one thing I'd need to do. Make several million dollars materialize out of thin air! I could use the money to take care of all the other things I'd like to do. :)

Oh, and I suppose it would be good to rid the world of evil while I was at it! And politicians. Or would ridding the world of evil take care of the latter? Hmm...
и где мои 18 ...

Вопрос дня: Бартез, люблю лысых :)


Ненуачё, в ТАКОЙ фуДбол и я могу запросто, чётам - фсе данные есть, ноги почти такой же "уникальной" формы, осталось только голову продепилировать вдоль и поперек ))
Все-таки, главное в любом деле - голова, нуи ноги, ессна, чтобы все остальное вовремя унести ...
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Если серьезно, любите ли вы лысых (мужчин и женщин) так, как обожаю их я ?
А как вам тату и пирсинг ? Нормально ?!
А если бы ваши дети привели знакомиться вот таких потенциальных жениха или невесту ?
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И про фуДбол не забываем, ога :)

Вопрос дня: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

when i was about 14 i dreamt about becoming a movie star and once while looking  through a book about Marilyn - there were listed her films with data out - i chose two names Nancy Case and Amanda Kertis/ i just liked they sounded.
Elle Barkin

Вопрос дня: Привидение

If you died and became a ghost and could only haunt one place, which place would you choose, and why?

вообще есть ли возможность выбора места "проживания" после смерти весьма сомнительна. но... если была бы возможность выбора места, я предпочла бы теплое побережье океана. сразу вспоминаю рекламу "баунти". это мечта.
shirley ; curls

Writer's Block: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?


I never ever do these but this one was calling my name. My stage name would be Tessa LaRue. Why? Well because I think it goes well together. Tessa is sort of a simple name by itself but when you add LaRue, it sounds exotic. ♥
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  • _nanna

Kirjoituskyvyttömyys: It worked for Norma Jean

Norma Jeane Mortenson will always be remembered by her screen name, Marilyn Monroe. What stage name would you choose if you were an entertainer, and why?

We just talked about this last night with some friends, and came to conclusion that the names of those villains from Turtles are total badass: Bebop & Rocksteady. I'd go with either one. Nana Bebop, in your service :)