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From everyone:

Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and two deaths in your journal, including the year.

December 29

Neat Facts

1170 - Thomas Becket is slain in his own cathedral by knights eager to please Henry II of England.

1891 - Thomas Edison patents the radio.

1934 - The first college basketball game at New York City's Madison Square Garden is played between the University of Notre Dame and New York University.


1808 - Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States (d. 1875)
1952 - Gelsey Kirkland, American dancer


1894 - Christina Rossetti, English poet (b. 1830)
1916 - Grigori Rasputin, Russian monk (b. 1869)

Hee! Rasputin!

BTW - HAPPY BIRTHDAY [ profile] krazykitkat!!

I hope you're having a splendid day!
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warning here - Some spoilers inevitable

5 Favourite or Memorable Moments in Books. )

5 Favourite or Memorable Moments on Television )

If you had to limit yourself to only five Spooks pairings, what would they be? )

There's another one to go, but I need to collect some quotes first. If you want me to make a list you can comment here
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Quick Meme - I have a driving lesson soon:

Stolen from [ profile] lizbee

You post a topic, list, category, whatever, in my comments section.(examples: "5 Reasons Snape Gets Out of Bed in the Morning" or "Top 5 Obscure Divination Techniques that Sybil Trelawney Tried Unsuccessfully to Teach"). Then, in a separate post, I'll post the answers to all yourTop 5 ideas, according to me. Then you post this offer in your own journal.

Go on. Give it a go. Ask me anything . . .
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Book 7: Contact Zero by David Wolstencroft

They were punching him in the face and all he could think of was Jon Bon Jovi.

As the cartilage of his nose dissolved under a shitstorm of brass knuckle blows, Ben found it impossible to rid his mind of the chorus to 'Livin' on a Prayer'. They were going to kill him, and it occured to him suddenly that, if they succeeded, this was the last song he would ever hear. It made him more determined than ever to keep his heart beating.

The review is here. Follow me Spooks fens! )

Book Meme
Stolen from [ profile] fernwithy
Bold the books you have read
Italicize the books you had read to you as a child or read as a child and cannot remember
Underline the books you intend to read
Strike books you hated/were indifferent to so much you couldn't finish them
Add three

Lots of books here )
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My Birthday
I had a great day on Thursday - thanks to all the people who wished me a good day. Matt and I spent some time in the city, then we went out to dinner with his parents and my family.

Present list

  • Ben Folds and the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra DVD (from Matt)
  • Jack Daniels with 2 lovely glasses (from Matt)
  • A bottle of diet coke and a rolling pin (from Matt - I actually need the rolling pin, so it was a good present *g*)
  • A Care Bears scrap book, candle and Boat People CD (from Jac)
  • A 6 pack of beer and a gift voucher (from Kate)
  • A lovely scrapbook (from Matt's parents)
  • FIREFLY on DVD!!!!!!! (from my parents)
  • Spooks threesome fic!!!!!!! (Ruth/Danny/Zoe - slight season 3 spoilers) from [ profile] sangerin  (Go and read!! Now!!)

Yesterday was Jac's birthday, and we spent the day at the beach, leaving me with a rather lovely sunburn that has all but faded today.

And now for various end of year memes.

End of year recap snatched from mandysbitch )

2005 a meme from whycaro )

Icon Meme

Dec. 29th, 2005 06:18 am
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I con Meme The Meme is Here. Lots of Icons you haven't seen yet! )

I want to do an end of year post. Anyone seen a good meme?

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So, I've done the first line of the month meme. Now for the fic wrap up.

All in all it was a Spooks heavy, but low output year. I suppose the heavy uni load, plus the prac work stopped me from writing as much as some years. Breakdown is:

Harry Potter: 1
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: 1
Spooks: 10

I also wrote a bunch of Spooks drabbles for a certain reason, plus most of a Sisterhood story that I haven't finished.

Further breakdowns: )
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I like this form of wrap up:

January: I promised some pictures from my new digital camera.
February: Did you miss me?
March: Well the university year has begun.
April: Concert was great. (Ben Folds)
May: The six beers last night were not my fault.
June: One of my students brought me a paw paw today - so, so good
July: I begin my final prac tomorrow and I am not at all prepared.
August: 10 years ago: 13 years old, right in the middle of grade nine. (from a meme)
September: One of the world's most disorganised lecturers is putting together this huge conference for us last year students.
October: 25 Killed, 100 Wounded in Bali Explosions
November: The university is done. Completed. I don't have to go back there again. I have done the last exam of that degree.
December: Warn people that your fic is gonna be fem slash you sicko! (My first homophobic feedback from!)

Off to finish Chrissy presents
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Stolen from [ profile] piecesofalice More fun than . . .  )

I still don't know what to post about John Spencer's death. But I began watching season one West Wing today, and I remembered that Andrew Jackson had a two-tonne hunk of cheese in the main foyer of the White House for any and all who might be hungry.
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Stolen from everyone. 10 things I assume you know about me . . .

10 Things Here )
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As the subject line suggests, I'll update my mad weekend later. Then those people on my nano filter will hear a bit about my characters as I try to form them a little better.

But now - a meme snabbed from [ profile] melliyna

If you had to write an owner's manual for yourself for someone else to read, what are five things (at least) you know you would include (silly, serious, Highly Important, etc.)?

1. I am a perfectionist when it comes to academia. I rage, rant, cry and throw tantrums when I don't think I'm doing a good enough job or I can't 'get it'. I'm awful to be around during assignment writing periods, like last week. I'm even worse to be around when I get assignments back. The best bit about university finishing? The end of assignments for a couple of years, at least.

2. I love to dance. I stand in ballet positions. I dance in public. I can be deeply embarrassing.

3. My family - grandparents, aunts and uncles, parents, sisters, cousins - all have varying levels of insanity. Sometimes it manifests in creative ways - making small teddy bears, doll houses, model trains, running a newspaper - other times it is more crazy - karate and lego leap to mind *g*. Crazy they might be, and very loud as well, but I love them all.

4. I like children. I've worked with them for 10 years now, and I plan to work with them for another 20 years or so. Children are more open and I think I understand them more than adults.

5. I adore Ben Folds. sit me down with a Ben Folds CD and I'd be happy for hours. Sit me down with Ben Folds and I'd probably die of happiness. It's sad, but true.

Your turn *g*


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