annwfyn: (Misc - hedgehog & fox)
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I sort of hit a blank here. I have a huge range of songs I love, and I tend to change my mind a lot depending on what mood I am in. I do have a huge love for song lyrics which tell a story, even if it is only half hinted at, like Once In A Lifetime. I have loved Hazard since I was young for similar reasons. Other mentions should go to China In Your Hand (which is based on Frankinstein), Shalott (which is about the Lady of Shalott), and It's All Coming Back To Me (which is about Wuthering Heights).

I also adore the opening sequence of Ian McKellan's Richard III, just for the awesome jazz version of Come Live With Me and Be My Love. I wish someone would do this with more classic poetry.
annwfyn: (Misc - hedgehog & fox)
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I sort of hit a blank here. I have a huge range of songs I love, and I tend to change my mind a lot depending on what mood I am in. I do have a huge love for song lyrics which tell a story, even if it is only half hinted at, like Once In A Lifetime. I have loved Hazard since I was young for similar reasons. Other mentions should go to China In Your Hand (which is based on Frankinstein), Shalott (which is about the Lady of Shalott), and It's All Coming Back To Me (which is about Wuthering Heights).

I also adore the opening sequence of Ian McKellan's Richard III, just for the awesome jazz version of Come Live With Me and Be My Love. I wish someone would do this with more classic poetry.
annwfyn: (Mood - jovial hippo)
Actually more accurate than any other horoscope I have...








You were born during a New moon

The moon is dark in this phase, because the half that's illuminated by the sun is facing away from Earth.





- what it says about you -


You want to leave an impression on people and make your mark on the world. When you love an idea, you'll work hard for it, sometimes even dropping whatever it is you're doing to go on to the next new great thing that's captured your imagination. The more freedom you have to chose what you're doing, the busier you'll be.


What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com






And I do think I'd make an excellent ragabash too.
annwfyn: (Mood - jovial hippo)
Actually more accurate than any other horoscope I have...








You were born during a New moon

The moon is dark in this phase, because the half that's illuminated by the sun is facing away from Earth.





- what it says about you -


You want to leave an impression on people and make your mark on the world. When you love an idea, you'll work hard for it, sometimes even dropping whatever it is you're doing to go on to the next new great thing that's captured your imagination. The more freedom you have to chose what you're doing, the busier you'll be.


What phase was the moon at on your birthday? Find out at Spacefem.com






And I do think I'd make an excellent ragabash too.
annwfyn: (nonsense - amegaddon warning)
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Spend more time with your mother.

Other than that, just get on with your life. You'll make mistakes. You'll do dumb stuff. Bad stuff will happen. But without it, you won't end up as the person you are now, and frankly, owning your own house, living with your gorgeous boyfriend and working as a museum curator isn't a bad place to be by the time you're 30.

Oh, and 2003 Grand National. Scrape every penny you have together and put it all on Monty's Pass at 40-1 to win. Believe me, you'll be glad you did it.
annwfyn: (nonsense - amegaddon warning)
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Spend more time with your mother.

Other than that, just get on with your life. You'll make mistakes. You'll do dumb stuff. Bad stuff will happen. But without it, you won't end up as the person you are now, and frankly, owning your own house, living with your gorgeous boyfriend and working as a museum curator isn't a bad place to be by the time you're 30.

Oh, and 2003 Grand National. Scrape every penny you have together and put it all on Monty's Pass at 40-1 to win. Believe me, you'll be glad you did it.
annwfyn: (nonsense - role playing geek)
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It's a demon bat! Demon bat! Demon bat!

And it's kinda cute too.

In other news, I've just got back from dinner with Dad and sisters. Flip flops get very slippery in the rain, but there is something glorious about that moment when you just give up on trying to stay dry and start splashing about in the puddles. I'm wet to the knees, but surprisingly chirpy.
annwfyn: (nonsense - role playing geek)
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It's a demon bat! Demon bat! Demon bat!

And it's kinda cute too.

In other news, I've just got back from dinner with Dad and sisters. Flip flops get very slippery in the rain, but there is something glorious about that moment when you just give up on trying to stay dry and start splashing about in the puddles. I'm wet to the knees, but surprisingly chirpy.
annwfyn: (love - lego letters)
Don't take too long to think about it. 15 books you've read that will always stick with you. They don't have to be the greatest books you've ever read, just the ones that stick with you. First 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

1) Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
2) Hard Times - Charles Dickens
3) A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula le Guin
4) Anil's Ghost - Michael Ondaatje
5) Sword at Sunset - Rosemary Sutcliff
6) A House at Pooh Corner - AA Milne
7) The Emperor's Babe - Bernadine Evaristo
8) The Murder of Roger Akroyd - Agatha Christie
9) The Black Riders - Violet Needham
10) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
11) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12) Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodworth
13) The Russian Century: A History of the Last Hundred Years - Brian Moynhan
14) Cordelia's Honour - Lois McMaster Bujold
15) Collapse: How Society's Chose To Fail Or Survive - Jared Diamond

With [personal profile] alasdair's variation: If you'd like to know more about a book, or what it means to me, leave a comment explaining what you'd like to know about my relationship with that book, and I'll tell you.
annwfyn: (love - lego letters)
Don't take too long to think about it. 15 books you've read that will always stick with you. They don't have to be the greatest books you've ever read, just the ones that stick with you. First 15 you can recall in no more than 15 minutes.

1) Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
2) Hard Times - Charles Dickens
3) A Wizard of Earthsea - Ursula le Guin
4) Anil's Ghost - Michael Ondaatje
5) Sword at Sunset - Rosemary Sutcliff
6) A House at Pooh Corner - AA Milne
7) The Emperor's Babe - Bernadine Evaristo
8) The Murder of Roger Akroyd - Agatha Christie
9) The Black Riders - Violet Needham
10) The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
11) War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
12) Through Violet Eyes - Stephen Woodworth
13) The Russian Century: A History of the Last Hundred Years - Brian Moynhan
14) Cordelia's Honour - Lois McMaster Bujold
15) Collapse: How Society's Chose To Fail Or Survive - Jared Diamond

With [personal profile] alasdair's variation: If you'd like to know more about a book, or what it means to me, leave a comment explaining what you'd like to know about my relationship with that book, and I'll tell you.
annwfyn: (mood - dandelion thoughts)
Copy this list and then bold the things you've done in your life. (Add comments if you wish)

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annwfyn: (mood - dandelion thoughts)
Copy this list and then bold the things you've done in your life. (Add comments if you wish)

Read more... )
annwfyn: (studious - sally)
Stolen from [profile] cairmen

As evidenced by Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.

Go forth, and edumacate!

The case that comes to mind first is Miranda vs Arizona. Off the top of my head I don't know too many details, but I know that it featured an Ernest, or Ernesto Miranda, who was arrested in Arizona, for some fairly icky crime - I think rape?

The police grabbed him, hauled him off to jail and browbeat a confession out of him which was later used to convict him. This conviction was eventually overturning by the US Supreme Court because he had not been made sufficiently aware of his right to silence, or his right to an attorney, thus denying him of his constitutional fifth amendment right to not incriminate himself.

It is this case which gives the common name to the well known warning - "you have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney, anything you say can and will be used against you a court of law" - a 'Miranda warning'.

Everyone knew that one already, right? Hugh came up with a much better and more obscure copyright case.
annwfyn: (studious - sally)
Stolen from [profile] cairmen

As evidenced by Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.

Go forth, and edumacate!

The case that comes to mind first is Miranda vs Arizona. Off the top of my head I don't know too many details, but I know that it featured an Ernest, or Ernesto Miranda, who was arrested in Arizona, for some fairly icky crime - I think rape?

The police grabbed him, hauled him off to jail and browbeat a confession out of him which was later used to convict him. This conviction was eventually overturning by the US Supreme Court because he had not been made sufficiently aware of his right to silence, or his right to an attorney, thus denying him of his constitutional fifth amendment right to not incriminate himself.

It is this case which gives the common name to the well known warning - "you have the right to remain silent, you have the right to an attorney, anything you say can and will be used against you a court of law" - a 'Miranda warning'.

Everyone knew that one already, right? Hugh came up with a much better and more obscure copyright case.
annwfyn: (Mood - pottering hedgehog)
I only just woke up.

This is probably a sign that I've been tired lately.

I'm now awake, pottering, and in a fairly good mood with the world. Yesterday my boss called me into her office to tell me what a pleasure it is having me work there. I feel like work at the museum is going really well, and that makes me happy, even if I do seem to be lurching towards curatorial rather than conservation work. Still, it's a job in an atmosphere I enjoy, and it's the first job I've ever had which is theoretically a permanent 'forever' type of job.

I also spent yesterday evening in Newbury, where I drove down after work for my sister's birthday, which was odd. Newbury is changing, which makes me feel strange. There is an Anne Summer store on Northbrook Street (my teenage self was astonished. When I was living there, all one's lingerie came from M&S, or maybe Debenhams). The Clock Tower pub (where the travellers who came to Newbury to protest the bypass) is now an Irish theme bar, and there's a Costa Coffee on the bridge. WH Smith and McDonalds are still in the same place.

I filled up with petrol at Sainsburys and remembered the number of times I used to stand outside Sainsburys in my school uniform, waiting for my boyfriend to get out of work. He worked at the deli counter, you see.

I don't go back to Newbury very often, so it always has that effect on me.

I got home late, and flaked out. I'm considering now not going anywhere until this evening so I can get myself sorted for Monday when I'm heading statewards.

Oh, and apparently Have a meme )
annwfyn: (Mood - pottering hedgehog)
I only just woke up.

This is probably a sign that I've been tired lately.

I'm now awake, pottering, and in a fairly good mood with the world. Yesterday my boss called me into her office to tell me what a pleasure it is having me work there. I feel like work at the museum is going really well, and that makes me happy, even if I do seem to be lurching towards curatorial rather than conservation work. Still, it's a job in an atmosphere I enjoy, and it's the first job I've ever had which is theoretically a permanent 'forever' type of job.

I also spent yesterday evening in Newbury, where I drove down after work for my sister's birthday, which was odd. Newbury is changing, which makes me feel strange. There is an Anne Summer store on Northbrook Street (my teenage self was astonished. When I was living there, all one's lingerie came from M&S, or maybe Debenhams). The Clock Tower pub (where the travellers who came to Newbury to protest the bypass) is now an Irish theme bar, and there's a Costa Coffee on the bridge. WH Smith and McDonalds are still in the same place.

I filled up with petrol at Sainsburys and remembered the number of times I used to stand outside Sainsburys in my school uniform, waiting for my boyfriend to get out of work. He worked at the deli counter, you see.

I don't go back to Newbury very often, so it always has that effect on me.

I got home late, and flaked out. I'm considering now not going anywhere until this evening so I can get myself sorted for Monday when I'm heading statewards.

Oh, and apparently Have a meme )

My soul...

Feb. 18th, 2008 01:37 pm
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What color is your soul painted?

Orange

Your soul is painted the color orange, which embodies the characteristics of balance, heat, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, over-emotion, danger, desire, strengthens the ability to concentrate, attraction, adaptability, and stimulation. Orange falls under the element of Fire, and symbolizes glory and fruits of the earth.

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Am I orange?

My soul...

Feb. 18th, 2008 01:37 pm
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What color is your soul painted?

Orange

Your soul is painted the color orange, which embodies the characteristics of balance, heat, enthusiasm, flamboyance, playfulness, aggression, over-emotion, danger, desire, strengthens the ability to concentrate, attraction, adaptability, and stimulation. Orange falls under the element of Fire, and symbolizes glory and fruits of the earth.

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Am I orange?
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This was actually surprisingly hard. I haven't been listening to music much lately - I've kinda had jez's itunes on in the background, but I've not proactively chosen much to listen to myself.

List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

  • Affirmation by Savage Garden - every time I hear this song I cheer up a bit and feel more positive about life.


  • I'm Shipping Up To Boston by The Dropkick Murphys - it's my garou song - I play it to get me in the mood prior to game. It also always gets me physically bouncing and energised.


  • The January Man by Rachel Unthank - [profile] wildrogue - it's not Raven Girl! I've moved on to the January Man! Rachel Unthank and Winterset are the nicest musical gift I've ever been given and I am endlessly grateful to Elle for introducing me to them.


  • Dream On by Aerosmith - this is in the aftermath of having seen Aerosmith live in Hyde Park. I've never been a big Aerosmith fan, but Dream On was the one song which I really did lose myself in, and hearing the crowd singing it in unison...


  • Silent All These Years by Tori Amos - [profile] wraithwitch and [profile] anysbryd going to see her play live appears to have reminded me that Tori exists. I've always had a vague guilt about liking Tori Amos - like it's some kind of angsty alternative cliche - rather like reading Neil Gaiman. I still own most of her albums...


  • Classic FM - that doesn't count, right? But it's what I've had playing in the background lately. A lot.


  • And finally, Independent Love Song by Scarlet was the last song I played on my itunes prior to today, I think after trying to explain why I liked it a lot to [personal profile] bringeroflight whilst driving him home one night.


I'm meant to tag five other people and I'm not sure who. Erm. [profile] ksirafai, [profile] pierot, [profile] wildrogue, [personal profile] adze and [profile] anysbryd.
annwfyn: (tarot-hanged man)
This was actually surprisingly hard. I haven't been listening to music much lately - I've kinda had jez's itunes on in the background, but I've not proactively chosen much to listen to myself.

List seven songs you are into right now, no matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they're listening to.

  • Affirmation by Savage Garden - every time I hear this song I cheer up a bit and feel more positive about life.


  • I'm Shipping Up To Boston by The Dropkick Murphys - it's my garou song - I play it to get me in the mood prior to game. It also always gets me physically bouncing and energised.


  • The January Man by Rachel Unthank - [profile] wildrogue - it's not Raven Girl! I've moved on to the January Man! Rachel Unthank and Winterset are the nicest musical gift I've ever been given and I am endlessly grateful to Elle for introducing me to them.


  • Dream On by Aerosmith - this is in the aftermath of having seen Aerosmith live in Hyde Park. I've never been a big Aerosmith fan, but Dream On was the one song which I really did lose myself in, and hearing the crowd singing it in unison...


  • Silent All These Years by Tori Amos - [profile] wraithwitch and [profile] anysbryd going to see her play live appears to have reminded me that Tori exists. I've always had a vague guilt about liking Tori Amos - like it's some kind of angsty alternative cliche - rather like reading Neil Gaiman. I still own most of her albums...


  • Classic FM - that doesn't count, right? But it's what I've had playing in the background lately. A lot.


  • And finally, Independent Love Song by Scarlet was the last song I played on my itunes prior to today, I think after trying to explain why I liked it a lot to [personal profile] bringeroflight whilst driving him home one night.


I'm meant to tag five other people and I'm not sure who. Erm. [profile] ksirafai, [profile] pierot, [profile] wildrogue, [personal profile] adze and [profile] anysbryd.

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