athene: (Dragon Cake)
Bold the ones you have and use at least once a year, italicize the ones you have and don’t use, strike through the ones you have had but got rid of.

I wonder how many pasta machines, breadmakers, juicers, blenders, deep fat fryers, egg boilers, melon ballers, sandwich makers, pastry brushes, cheese knives, electric woks, miniature salad spinners, griddle pans, jam funnels, meat thermometers, filleting knives, egg poachers, cake stands, garlic presses, margarita glasses, tea strainers, bamboo steamers, pizza stones, coffee grinders, milk frothers, piping bags, banana stands, fluted pastry wheels, tagine dishes, conical strainers, rice cookers, steam cookers, pressure cookers, slow cookers, spaetzle makers, cookie presses, gravy strainers, double boilers (bains marie), sukiyaki stoves, food processors, ice cream makers*, takoyaki makers, and fondue sets languish dustily at the back of the nation’s cupboards.

Not listed that I also have and use at least once a year: George Foreman Grill, waffle maker, stand mixer, cake/cupcake box.

* The only reason the ice cream maker hasn't been used recently is that old house had the tiniest full size fridge ever and we couldn't put the drum in the freezer. Now at new house we have the biggest fridge ever, so there is lots of freezer room for Aerith to make ice cream.

mememe

Sep. 4th, 2011 02:38 pm
athene: (Breakfast LJ)
Ahhh...the beloved 5 icon meme.

I got it this time from [livejournal.com profile] blueraccoon.

explanations behind the cut )

Leave a comment if you want me to pick 5 of yours.
athene: (Default)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] mac_arthur_park. Click the link below to learn more.


THE YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL MEME


For easy of finding me, here is my thread.
athene: (Achilles Mamma's Boy)
Looks like the Band Meme that went around two years ago is going around Facebook.

Instructions:
1 - Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Random quotations: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr's "explore the last seven days" http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Put it all together, that's your album.

Introducing Count of Flanders and their album "There are no straight lines".

Count of Flanders - There are no straight lines

(ok, so it was really Baldwin V, Count of Flanders...but that's too long for a band name.)
athene: (senior)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] bottledgoose



Livejournal accent meme!

Leave a voice post in your journal answering the following questions:

1. Your name and/or username:
2. Where you're from:
3. The following words: aunt, roof, route, wash, oil, theater, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, sure, data, ruin, crayon, toilet, New Orleans, pecan, both, again, probably, spitting image, Alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, syrup, pajamas, caught, orange, coffee, direction, naturally, aluminum and herbs.
4. What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
5. What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
6. What do you call gym shoes?
7. What do you say to address a group of people?
8. What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
9. What do you call your grandparents?
10. What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
11. What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
12. What is the thing you change the TV channel with?


It may take a couple of tries to get this done, as the VP server's a bit on the busy side, probably due to this making the rounds.
athene: (Dragon Cake)
The idea is, you leave a comment here and I give you a color. Then you come up with 10 things you love that are that color and post them in your journal. If you want to, link to your answers here in the comments. It been done before, but comes back around every now and then.

[livejournal.com profile] gailmom gave me purple (wow, I'm surprised).

1. Deep purples in the sky just as it is becoming night

2. My well-worn and falling apart <purpleshirt> sweatshirt

3. The purple flowers that grow near the bus stop by the Arboretum

4. The barks of the trees in this van Gogh painting. You can't tell from the online image that they are purple, but they are. It's what caught my eye the first time I looked at it.

5. Purple icing.

6. Purple sex toys - my favorite vibrator and [livejournal.com profile] gailmom's Share come to mind.

7. My new maxi dress from Target that has a primarily purple pattern.

8. My desk chair

9. The Color Purple by Alice Walker. A touching book with a fairly decent movie adaptation.

10. The color itself. Ok, I know it's kind of a cop-out but I really just love purple. It has this really rich vibrancy that I can't seem to get enough of.
athene: (penguin)
you are aqua
#00FFFF

Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.

Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn't be afraid to lead people, because if you're doing it, it'll be done right.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the spacefem.com html color quiz


I got one of my two favorite colors and I wasn't even trying!
athene: (iAthene)
Cause I haven't done a meme in a while and this one looks like fun:

Instructions: Open up your iTunes and fill out this survey, no matter how embarrassing the responses might be.

How many songs total: 2559
How many hours or days of music: 6:07:52:37

Most recently played: "White And Nerdy" - Weird Al Yankovic

Most played: "The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything" - Relient K (followed closely by "Girl Anachronism" by the Dresden Dolls)

Most recently added: "Act 1" - Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along-Blog (but only because I accidentally deleted it and so I had to re-add it...but it's video anyway. Most recently added music is the School House Rock Rocks! CD).

Sort by song title.

First Song: "A" - BNL
Last Song: "1999" - Prince

Sort by time.

Shortest Song: "DvdSelect" - Firefly (0:03) (Yes, I have all the music from Firefly, even the DVD menu music)
Longest Song: "Pulse" - Ani DiFranco (14:18)

Sort by album.

First album: Abbey Road, by The Beatles
Last album: 311 by 311 (wow, i have a lot of songs without albums...wonder if this would change if they had them).

First song that comes up on Shuffle: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" - Chris Thomas King (O Brother, Where Art Thou? Soundtrack)

Search the following and state how many songs come up:
Death - 7
Life - 25
Love - 80
Hate - 11
You - 202
Sex - 8

Linky post

Jun. 13th, 2008 12:47 pm
athene: (Richard diversion)
Apparently it's "Blog Like It's the End of the World" day. I participated last year, but this year I'm just not up to it. Could be all the traveling I've been doing lately. Yup, I'm back in Austin until Monday, then I'm at a conference. I come back on Friday. I don't think I like the jet setting lifestyle that much actually. Especially when it takes me away from husband and kittens.

Instead of blogging about zombies, I will give you links/quiz results.

1. A live web stream of Lioness and her cubs from a zoo in Norway (I think). Probably the cutest thing evar.

2. The IQ Adventure Test. A really fun and fascinating series of tests. Takes a little while to complete, but totally worth it. My results.

3. My personality type: the social realist. Take the free iPersonic personality test! My personality type: the Social Realist.

4. I am a bad housewife:

1

As a 1930s wife, I am
Very Poor (Failure)

Take the test!


On the other hand...

65

As a 1930s husband, I am
Superior

Take the test!

My family

Jun. 6th, 2008 12:55 pm
athene: (wedding-happy couple)
cause all the cool kids are doing it.

picture under here )

tv meme

Apr. 9th, 2008 08:49 pm
athene: (no workee)
Cause I currently fail at focusing on anything school related, here's a meme.

These are the best TV show according to...umm...some source.
1. Bold the shows you've watched every episode of
2. Italic the shows you've seen at least one episode of
3. Post your answers

teeveee )

Band Meme

Jan. 29th, 2008 09:19 pm
athene: (pumpkin pot)
A few people had done this and as I'm just killing time before karaoke avoiding doing any homework, I thought I'd try it too.

instructions:
1 - Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Random quotations: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days" http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Put it all together, that's your first album.


Introducing "Right or Pleasantly Surprised" the first album by Central Black Earth

CBE - Right or Pleasantly Surprised

(ok, so the full name of the article was "Central Black Earth economic region" but I felt that it was a little too long for a band name.)

%s

Dec. 12th, 2007 11:34 pm
athene: (evil princess sara)
85% Geek

78%How Addicted to Apple Are You?

I may only be 85% geek and 78% addicted to Apple, but I am 100% done with my school work for the semester.
athene: (Ronia)
stolen from [livejournal.com profile] crowgoddess.

1. Tell me one thing you love about me.

2. Tell me two things you love about yourself. No self-deprecation allowed!

3. Look through the comments -- when you see someone you know, tell them three things you love about them.

Why not?

Oct. 5th, 2007 07:59 pm
athene: (athene)
Librarythings 106 most "unread" books. Bold what you've read, italicize what you started but couldn't finish, cross out what you couldn't stand, underline what you want to read but haven't yet.

meme )
athene: (lilo and scrump)
Everyone else is doing it...
1.) Go to Career Cruising
2.) login nycareers; password landmark
3.) Take the career match maker quiz and list the top 10 responses

1. Librarian - well, that makes sense. isn't it what I'm in school for?
2. Video Game Developer - sounds cool!
3. Database Developer - have I mentioned how much I am loving my Databases class? I really do!!
4. Web Developer - I do this. And I get to do this for IS stuff
5. Computer Programmer - Could be fun.
6. Business Systems Analyst - no thank you
7. Mathematician - Also taking this semester, Math. Loves the maths
8. Administrative Assistant - did that.
9. Statistician - hmm...stats are cool
10. Editor - me spels bad! me has bad grammer structure...SHE HULK!

11-40 )
athene: (wedding-smile)
Click to view my Personality Profile page

sick day

Apr. 25th, 2007 05:11 pm
athene: (sarah)
Yesterday I started to feel sick, by last night i knew it was pretty bad, so I e-mailed out of work this morning ([livejournal.com profile] cjovalle, do i owe you cookies?), skipped my afternoon class, and slept until about an hour ago. I'm feeling a lot better now, but still not 100%.

really cool interactive meme stolen from [livejournal.com profile] athanata:

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