September 26th, 2011

captain america

Writer's Block: Desert island

List three books that have changed your life:
1. It's Kind of A Funny Story - by Ned Vizzini. Saved my life, I believe.
2. Looking For Alaska - by John Green. Changed the way I read books and write for myself.
3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - by J.K. Rowling. It's the first book I read in the series and it really opened the door to my own imagination and writing abilities.

Writer's Block: BFF (random rage rant for no reason)

BFF
How long have you had your best friend?
I think the terms "best friend" or "best friend forever" are dumb. How am I supposed to pick favorite among my friends???? To me there are aquaintences, friends and good friends. Best friend implies that there is only ONE friend above all.

Also, it's awkward when someone calls YOU their best friend when really, you aren't. It's just a fucking stupid ass outdated title that should be thrown in a fire and burned to death. 

Oh, and BFFS? That's just retarded. I'm not even.

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?

I like rain and lightning. The dynamic nature. The unpredictable nature of everything about a good thunderstorm. It soothes me to know that the planet that caters to my needs is truly not in my hands. The glory of random chance. The cool water hitting my face. The rolling shakes as the air grumbles with each flash. It really does excite my mind. It charters my dreams and my spirit. I never feel so alive as to when there is a storm about. The feeling cold wet air occasionally warmed by the discharge of surreal amounts of energy. It is like getting a quick charge for my batteries. Tomorrow I get to start working harder for that future I want. How will the stories work out I wonder, how wil the walk go I wonder. I am ready to go. Just need that awesome strike of lightning. Oh I wish I could kiss this girl right now. She is my thunderstorm. Wish you can control, but in the end it is the part of her you love the most. Wish me luck!
FFVII zack's got moves

oh snap

BFF
How long have you had your best friend?


Five years on October 26. :3 At least, I think it's the 26th. BOUNCY GET BACK ON THE INTERNET SO YOU CAN CONFIRM THIS FOR ME. B| ♥

It's my birthday on Friday and that makes me feel super old. I have to work that day, though my boss said she'd get me a cake so I guess that's okay. :|

I really wish it was January/February so XIII-2 would be here. I'm so excited to play it it's insane. I'm totally taking a week off to play it. BWHAHAHA.

/random entry


RainbowSerenity
2-8-2015

Writer's Block: BFF

BFF
How long have you had your best friend?


I feel like this question popped up right now for a reason. So...here goes...*takes deep breath*

I've had, on and off, the person I thought was my best friend for 19 years, almost 20.

In that time, we've had our ups and downs, our good times and bad, our times of talking constantly and our times of relative silence. But this latest lull feels different. I feel like I've been pretty much replaced in this person's life recently (by a replacement is a trade down, not a trade up, in my opinion), and I'm not really sure why, other than I think this person has somehow changed recently from the person who was always, in some way, my best friend. I don't really know this new person.

So, alas, the answer to this question that would have been almost 20 years, turns into an answer of not applicable. I'm working on having that not hurt, but it's taking a lot of time.

(And of course, I do have plenty of other friends, many of whom are very close friends and family, and who I'm very lucky and happy to have in my life. But as I noted above, I feel like this question popped up now because of this situation that is so hard for me to face and admit.)
universe

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

Hot and sunny. Not too hot; anything between low 80's and mid 90's (F) is fine by me.  

This time of year always bums me out because I know it's about to get cool. It was in the 90's last week; today it was only in the 70's, although it's supposed to warm up again tomorrow or the next day. But soon enough it will be rainy and chilly. I hate winter.

As an aside, I really feel we in the Sacramento area got screwed out of half of our spring/summer; we kept having rainy and cool weather well into JUNE, which is basically unheard of. Rainy season generally starts to taper off around March.
What’s your favorite kind of weather?

Религия
  • obond

Вопрос дня: Жертвы

Чем Вы готовы пожертвовать ради любви?
Пожертвовать - всем, что имею, но так, чтобы не потерять саму себя, оставить себе кусочек своего Я, чтобы было ЧТО любить, чтобы не стать безликой серой массой (бессловесной и безвольной).
Жертвовать до тех пор, пока самой будет хотеться отдавать, ничего не требуя взамен.
Как только захочется отдачи - стоит прекращать жертвы, иначе "долг" будет тягостным и горьким, он будет мешать любви.
Original gangster

Writer's Block: BFF


BFF
How long have you had your best friend?


The cleanest answer I can give you is we grew apart. Around the time Charlie Becker went upstate, Swope became editor of the world and my houses were taking off. People grow up and path ways, it's the way of the world I suppose.


Funny that, he asked me for an exclusive concerning the baseball business and this Fanny Brice nonsense. I suppose my name, while not good enough to socialize with, still makes good cover. But I consented so who's the bigger chump there?
Reading Outdoors

Writer's Block: BFF

BFF
How long have you had your best friend?


I don't have a best friend anymore. We sort of disconnected when she got involved with some *ahem* questionable people and now I'm not sure I know who she is anymore. But we'd been best friends for about seven or eight years. That seems so much shorter a time than it felt, especially in a friendship as strong as ours was.

Writer's Block: BFF


I believe when one says BFF, it is that person which we keep dearly in our lives and would do anything to keep that friendship going. I thought i lost one but in the end, it felt like that person wasn't the one. Like i normally live my life, i realise that people come and go, and it's great if one person stay by me to be that very special someone which i can call out as my best friend. It takes time but i have all the time in the world to spare for that one person. 




Writer's Block: BFF

BFF
How long have you had your best friend?
Its been something like fifteen years if you can still call us "best friends forever" in truth. *sighs* I hope so. There's a closeness that I feel has been lacking in more recent years. I couldn't bear to let something this important die, though. I fear that the gap between us will widen as we continue to face the cold reality of adult life. I want things to be the way they were! I pray that there are as many joyful adventures for us in days to come as there were in the past.
Benjie

Writer's Block: Riddle me this

Love is my religion. it is my lifestyle, i add-on the attribute thats reflects love daily. i practice and i practice till it become a part of me. nothing is wrong with learning on the job, but aplying experience to the job leaves the client cheerfull. doing good is a lifestyle, doing bad is a lifestyle. but only one we're not ashamed of. remember the ethical teaching you got at square one and apply them. this will make the world a better place. 

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?
I prefer dreary weather these days... I hope that doesn't say too much about my frame of mind! Well, at any rate, I like the typical coolness of overcast days that helps me focus and soothes me. The thing is, I don't like a lot of the same weather day after day. I'd rather have some Variety. I enjoy my gray days, but sooner or later, I'll be looking for the sun again.

Вопрос дня: Жертвы

Чем Вы готовы пожертвовать ради любви?


Если есть место жертве чем-либо ради любви, это уже не любовь, а мазохизм.
Тут надо выбрать или страдать, терпеть и мучаться, или любя безжертвенно принимать все как есть - себя, объект любви, жизнь.
Любовь - это гармония, спокойствие..
Жертвенность присуща больше встрасти и влюбленности..
purple peonyy

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?


My favorite kind of weather is best described as San Francisco weather - a crisp, constant 75* day. The day John told me that we would be visiting SF, I inwardly groaned because I initially believed there wasn't much the west coast had to recommend for itself. The east coast and the New England states were the hubs of activities. But who cares? The bottom line is weather. It doesn't matter which states are the hubs of activities if one cannot get outside to enjoy them because of inclement weather.

Houston, Dallas and Austin (my hometown) are lovely cities with lots of activities for tourists. Fortunately, for the heat averse, Houston and Dallas are famous for their museums but Austin is best known for its outdoor activities. Kayaking is a favorite pastime as is canoeing, hiking, running dogs through the multitude of dog parks available in the city, picnicking at the many beautiful parks and jumping in the frigid waters of Barton Springs during a hot 100* day. For those of us who revere the late former President Lyndon B. Johnson (we share a birthday), there is much exploration available at his former ranch in Johnson City if one can bear the brutal 100*+ summer and fall weather. As lovely as Austin may be, I am a recluse during the summer and fall months.

San Fran is my favorite city bar none because of the weather. Seattle comes a close second because of its balmy weather as well but it comes in second because of the constant rains. I can bear the early SF fogs much better. The most wonderful aspect of SF is that the weather remains constant. Sure, one can't wear shorts and must wear layered clothes to accommodate the cooler mornings but what a pleasure it is to visit the rose and international gardens without worrying about sweat trickling down my backside as it did during a recent visit to the San Antonio zoo. What peace I felt feeling the grayish sand between my toes walking along the ocean with the cool air caressing my hair and face without the excess wind blowing blasts of harsh exfolianting sand in my face or shivering with cold. What pleasure there was to be derived in pulling up my pants and walking in pleasantly cold, but not freezing water.

The Napa and Sonoma valleys were a bit hotter but not so much that I could not enjoy the pleasure of wine tasting from winery to winery. We slept in cabins unencumbered with air conditioning, only the fresh hair soothing our skins as we slept off our half-drunk stupor from our trip to the wineries. Riding the ferry to Alcatraz was a delight as we happily gazed upon the walruses noisily enjoying the beautiful weather as we did. The Hudson fisheries were a favorite hangout of ours. Crowded it was but hot it was not so we had a ball tasting fried oysters and shrimps outdoors as we people watched.

Now tell me - can any of this be done in this hell hole of Texas? If I step outdoors, I risk melanoma or worse. I already tell people that when I pass on I am bound to go to heaven because I've already experienced the heat of hell in Texas. Hell cannot be any hotter.
purple peonyy

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?


My favorite kind of weather is best described as San Francisco weather - a crisp, constant 75* day. The day John told me that we would be visiting SF, I inwardly groaned because I initially believed there wasn't much the west coast had to recommend for itself. The east coast and the New England states were the hubs of activities. But who cares? The bottom line is weather. It doesn't matter which states are the hubs of activities if one cannot get outside to enjoy them because of inclement weather.

Houston, Dallas and Austin (my hometown) are lovely cities with lots of activities for tourists. Fortunately, for the heat averse, Houston and Dallas are famous for their museums but Austin is best known for its outdoor activities. Kayaking is a favorite pastime as is canoeing, hiking, running dogs through the multitude of dog parks available in the city, picnicking at the many beautiful parks and jumping in the frigid waters of Barton Springs during a hot 100* day. For those of us who revere the late former President Lyndon B. Johnson (we share a birthday), there is much exploration available at his former ranch in Johnson City if one can bear the brutal 100*+ summer and fall weather. As lovely as Austin may be, I am a recluse during the summer and fall months.

San Fran is my favorite city bar none because of the weather. Seattle comes a close second because of its balmy weather as well but it comes in second because of the constant rains. I can bear the early SF fogs much better. The most wonderful aspect of SF is that the weather remains constant. Sure, one can't wear shorts and must wear layered clothes to accommodate the cooler mornings but what a pleasure it is to visit the rose and international gardens without worrying about sweat trickling down my backside as it did during a recent visit to the San Antonio zoo. What peace I felt feeling the grayish sand between my toes walking along the ocean with the cool air caressing my hair and face without the excess wind blowing blasts of harsh exfolianting sand in my face or shivering with cold. What pleasure there was to be derived in pulling up my pants and walking in pleasantly cold, but not freezing water.

The Napa and Sonoma valleys were a bit hotter but not so much that I could not enjoy the pleasure of wine tasting from winery to winery. We slept in cabins unencumbered with air conditioning, only the fresh hair soothing our skins as we slept off our half-drunk stupor from our trip to the wineries. Riding the ferry to Alcatraz was a delight as we happily gazed upon the walruses noisily enjoying the beautiful weather as we did. The Hudson fisheries were a favorite hangout of ours. Crowded it was but hot it was not so we had a ball tasting fried oysters and shrimps outdoors as we people watched.

Now tell me - can any of this be done in this hell hole of Texas? If I step outdoors, I risk melanoma or worse. I already tell people that when I pass on I am bound to go to heaven because I've already experienced the heat of hell in Texas. Hell cannot be any hotter.
female warrior, US soldier

Writer's Block: Desert island

One pops into my head right away...

The Road Less Taken by M. Scott Peck.

I read it early on, sometime in my first year of counseling. (Being the counsel-EE, not the counsel-OR.)

Also...

You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Crazy, or Stupid by Kate Kelly and Peggy Ramundo.

Same time period.

And...

An Unquiet Mind by Kay Redfield Jamison.

Same time period.

So I guess I do have 3 life-changing books. I was just coming to terms with the fact of mental illness...my daughter's, mine, and my mother's. I fought those facts right hard, I did. But finally had to face that continuing to avoid them would kill me...literally.   


List three books that have changed your life:

wedding
  • reejane

Writer's Block: BFF

BFF
How long have you had your best friend?
My best friend in highschool and I have been friends for 16 years. Amazing right? Despite that we went to different colleges/ universities after highscholl we managed to keep in touch and see each other up to present/ It helps that their home is near my parent's home and they never moved out.

My best friend in college and I have been together for 14 years. She has her own family now and currently in Dubai. Whenever she visits Manila, we always make it a point to see each other and there's no aloofness or awkwardness once we meet. We still managed to pick up where we left from last year like she's never been away. 

I'm glad that I can keep my friends like this. They are indeed one of a kind treasure.
Squirrel Feather

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?


As a meteorologist by training and a former storm-chaser back in the days of the original VORTEX Project (which I launched many a weather balloon for), my answer should be obvious enough to not state it...though I wouldn't want that kind of weather in my back yard. :)


Locally, this time of year in Maine: upper 60's/low 70's F (upper teens C) during the day, low 50's F (roughly 10 C) at night. Occasional occurrences of light rain, preferably at night so as not to interfere with fall foliage tourists.

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?
75F and sunny! Fall or Spring, it doesn't really matter, each has their particular charm. 75F and sunny means I can put the top down on my car and not get too hot or too cold. It's perfect for cooking on the grill and eating on the patio, or doing gardening, or taking a walk with a friend. Or opening all the windows in the house and letting the breezes blow through!


Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?

Rainy weather has always been my favorite weather, it has a calming mood to it, everytime it rains you see less people, people arent asshole selves that they normally are, most are chill and relax, and the temperature makes it better chill everything out, i could listen to music and chill in the rain all day everyday, when my family moved out the projects and my mom got us first house , i used to sit on the back porch and listen to incubus, nirvana, Hole, and just relax there for hours
blue
  • etai

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?
It changes... In fact, up until recently. I use to love overcast weather, but only when it was overcast with a cold front. I like cold raid and I like cold winds with clouds above. Not the opposite though, hot steamy rain or dark clouds when it was warm and hot outside.

Well, maybe I should say liked. As in past tense.

Now, I am very much a fan of blue skies and sunshine. I mean, I've always been a fan of blue skies with white puffy clouds (and on a side note, I can never forget Tedi-Marie because her s/n use to be underblueskies...). But ever since two or three months ago, I've had a catalyst. I really do like the blue skies and the sunshine. The sun makes me happy. It empowers me and makes me feel energetic.

Infinite realities, infinite possibilieis... You know? Always hope. Always dreams. And you know, I love this quote (and blue skies remind me of it). "Don't tell me the sky is the limit when there are foot steps on the moon."
quill by musesrealm

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?


Fall weather, where it's around 77-79 degrees F during the day with light, cool breezes; a crisp bite in the morning around 59-63; the occasional fog in the morning or evening; the occasional rainy day (preferably on the weekend, but whatevs) that's more drizzle and less deluge. The occasional evening when it gets a little more bitey than usual so you can use the fireplace.

That, my friends, is bliss.
Luna - muddy

Writer's Block: BFF

BFF
How long have you had your best friend?
OH OH! I wrote a limerick about this for Writer's Craft last year. It's awful, but let me find it.

This is called "Snape in a Tutu", which will make sense to three people on this planet.

I know a girl called Ket
In grade one (over cookies) we met
We declared ourselves best friends
From childhood, to whatever end
A promise unbroken as yet.



I love you, Bribri.

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?


Mostly for me? Cold, I like the weather that is cold, and near dark. I personally don't like sunny days, having such light sensitive eyes and a low heat tolerance, daylight and hot weather are murder for me. Maybe that is why I don't like Florida that much, lol.

Writer's Block: And the forecast is…

What’s your favorite kind of weather?
, complete with animals, so I'd have to say that my favorite kind of weather for horror movies is  literally a dark and stormy night.  I also live alone so all's the better.  My favorite kind of weather for just being contemplative, is a gray day, with clouds or even a thunderstorm passing through.  I love the sound of thunder and pouring rain.   I also love the clearing after a spring rain.  Everything smells so fresh and green and clean.  (sorry for the rhyme.)