Meme

Apr. 25th, 2013 08:35 pm
aquinasprime: (Merlin and Snape?!?!?!?!)
I saw this meme on [personal profile] quoththeravyn and thought it looked like fun.

If you want to play, leave a comment and I'll give you an age and you answer these questions about your age.

I was given 23.

I lived in: My parents house. Yes I still lived at home at 23. I have always had a good relationship with my parents so this made sense to me. I had all of the freedom of living in an apartment on my own, but the perks of being at home (no rent, laundry). I was going to medical school and surviving on loans, so being able to save on rent/food really helped me keep my debt manageable.

I drove: A 1994 white Jeep Grand Cherokee. At this point it was very old, but had very low mileage on it.

I was in a relationship with: My husband. We had just started dating for the second time (long story) and would be engaged before I turned 24.

I feared: failing. Medical school was an incredible challenge. I was gearing up to take the first part of the medical boards (there are three parts), and keeping my grades up so I could pursue a competitive residency if I wanted one.

I worked at: La Marina, a seafood restaurant owned by a friend of the family. I had worked their briefly during college, as a busperson and later in the kitchen working the fryers. I wanted some extra cash and had Friday afternoons free, so I worked from 3-9ish in the kitchen taking phone orders and cooking all of the fish fries, clams, shrimp, scallps, french fries, etc for both the dining room and take-out orders. It turned out to be great preparation for working in an operating room.

I wanted to be: At this point, I was still firmly convinced I wanted to do a residency in opthalmology and a cornea fellowship. I was still in lectures at this point, so I hadn't discovered the joy that was anesthesiology yet.
aquinasprime: (Default)
Sorry it took so long to post the answers - real life got in the way.

1. "You shouldn't believe all that banana oil that Dora Bailey and the columnists dish out. Now try and get this straight. There is nothing between us." Singin' in the Rain

2. "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires." The Lost Boys guessed correctly by krasnoludek

3. "I have just met you, and I love you." Up guessed correctly by hkellick

4. "You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand? " The Godfather, Part II

5. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee. "
Pulp Fiction guessed correctly by krasnoludek

6. "Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for? " Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

7. "Look at me... you have your mother's eyes. " Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II guessed correctly by twistedchick

8. "Bad dates." Raiders of the Lost Ark guessed correctly by krasnoludek

9. "After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone." The Usual Suspects guessed correctly by krasnoludek


10. "People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome." Serenity
aquinasprime: (Default)
Haven't done one of these in a while. Name the movie associated with these quotes. Answers will be posted later.

1. "You shouldn't believe all that banana oil that Dora Bailey and the columnists dish out. Now try and get this straight. There is nothing between us."

2. "One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."

3. "I have just met you, and I love you."

4. "You're not a brother, you're not a friend. I don't want to know you or what you do. I don't want to see you at the hotels, I don't want you near my house. When you see our mother, I want to know a day in advance, so I won't be there. You understand? "

5. "The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee. "

6. "Certainty of death. Small chance of success. What are we waiting for? "

7. "Look at me... you have your mother's eyes. "

8. "Bad dates."

9. "After that my guess is that you will never hear from him again. The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he did not exist. And like that... he is gone."

10. "People don't like to be meddled with. We tell them what to do, what to think, don't run, don't walk. We're in their homes and in their heads and we haven't the right. We're meddlesome."
aquinasprime: (Default)
Empire Magazine's 50 Greatest TV Shows MEME: - (I don't agree that these are the 50 greatest shows, but eh...)

Bold the shows you watch/used to watch in their first run.
Italicize the shows you've seen at least one episode of.
Underline the shows you didn't watch when it premiered, but in syndication/DVD/online/etc you've seen most or all the episodes.
Post your answers.


50. Quantum Leap
49. Prison Break
48. Veronica Mars
47. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
46. Sex & The City
45. Farscape
44. Cracker
43. Star Trek
42. Only Fools and Horses
41. Band of Brothers
40. Life on Mars
39. Monty Python's Flying Circus
38. Curb Your Enthusiasm
37. Star Trek: The Next Generation
36. Father Ted
35. Alias
34. Frasier
33. CSI
32. Babylon 5
31. Deadwood
30. Dexter
29. ER
28. Fawlty Towers
27. Six Feet Under
26. Red Dwarf
25. Futurama
24. Twin Peaks
23. The Office
22. The Shield
21. Angel
20. Blackadder
19. Scrubs
18. Arrested Development
17. South Park
16. Doctor Who
15. Heroes
14. Firefly
13. Battlestar Galactica
12. Family Guy
11. Seinfeld
10. Spaced
09. The X-Files
08. The Wire
07. Friends
06. 24
05. Lost
04. The West Wing
03. The Sopranos - until I stopped having HBO
02. Buffy the Vampire Slayer
01. The Simpsons
aquinasprime: (R2 dreamsheep)
We've all done this before - I quote a movie, you name the source. This time with a holiday theme.

1. "Well Marie, once again my dear, you were as right as rain. I am, with out a doubt, the biggest pain in the butt that ever came down the pike. I meet someone who's company I really enjoy, and what do I do? I go overboard. I smother the poor soul. I cause him more trouble than he has a right to. God, I got a big mouth. When am I ever gonna wake up? I wish you were here with me right now. But... I guess that's not gonna happen. Not now, anyway. " - "Planes Trains and Automobiles" guessed by [profile] karelia

2. " Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. And forgive my husband. He knows not what he does. " - National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation - guessed by [personal profile] caity

3. " Seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing" - The Santa Clause guessed by [personal profile] caity

4."You know what I'm going to get you next Christmas, Mom? A big wooden cross, so that every time you feel unappreciated for your sacrifices, you can climb on up and nail yourself to it. " - The Ref guessed by [personal profile] caity

5. "When what's left of you gets around to what's left to be gotten, what's left to be gotten won't be worth getting, whatever it is you've got left. " - White Christmas guessed by [personal profile] caity

6. "Light the lamp, not the rat, light the lamp, not the rat!." - Muppet Christmas Carol guessed by [profile] karelia

7. "I want the Turbo Man action figure with the arms and legs that move and the boomerang shooter and his rock'n roller jet pack and the realistic voice activator that says 5 different phrases including, "It's Turbo time!" Accessories sold separately. Batteries not included. " Jingle All the Way guessed by [livejournal.com profile] krasnoludek

8. "Aunt Clara had for years labored under the delusion that I was not only perpetually 4 years old, but also a girl." - A Christmas Story guessed by [profile] karelia

9. "Yes. You're, well, you're a tad off-base, sir. That thing looked like The Manson Family Christmas Special. " - Scrooged guessed by [personal profile] caity

10. "What's this? What's this? There's color everywhere! What's this? There's white things in the air! What's this? I can't believe my eyes, I must be dreaming; wake up, Jack, this isn't fair! What's this? " - Nightmare before Christmas guessed by [profile] karelia

nice work all, that didn't take very long.
aquinasprime: (Default)
I had asked for people to guess the source of these items from fandom. Sorry I took so long to post the answers.


1. Energon - Transformers
2. Phata 7 - Sky Commanders
3. Tetracel White - Star Trek DS9
4. Tibanna Gas - Star Wars
5. Protoculture - Robotech
6. Melange - Dune
7. Fruity Oatey Bars - Serenity
8. Towel - Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
9. Interociter - This Island Earth (origin); also featured in MST3K, UHF, and others
10. Flux Capacitor - Back to the Future
11. Oscillation Overthruster - Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Demention
12. Caf-Pow - NCIS
13. Veritaserum - Harry Potter
14. Omega 13 - Galaxy Quest
15. Lembas - Lord of the Rings
17. Multipass - The Fifth Element
aquinasprime: (Men in Tights/huh)
So here's how it works. I'm going to post a list of items. Each one appears in a TV series/book series/movie with a cult following. All but one are from the Sci-Fi or Fantasy genre. Name the source I got these from.

1. Energon (Transformers - guessed by [personal profile] hkellick)
2. Phata 7
3. Tetracel White (Star Trek DS9- guessed by [personal profile] hkellick)
4. Tibanna Gas (Star Wars - guessed by [personal profile] cheyinka)
5. Protoculture (Robotech - guessed by [personal profile] felicula)
6. Melange (Dune - guessed by [profile] karelia)
7. Fruity Oatey Bars (Serenity - guessed by [personal profile] cheyinka)
8. Towel (Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - guessed by [profile] karelia)
9. Interociter
10. Flux Capacitor (Back to the Future - guessed by [profile] karelia)
11. Oscillation Overthruster
12. Caf-Pow (NCIS - guessed by [personal profile] cheyinka)
13. Veritaserum (Harry Potter -guessed by [personal profile] dmsj)
14. Omega 13
15. Lembas (Lord of the Rings - guessed by [profile] karelia)
17. Multipass (The Fifth Element guessed by [personal profile] dmsj)


Sorry about the lack of #16; I was creating and recreating the list so many times I deleted one and forgot to re-adjust the numbers.
Leave your guesses in the comments; I'll post the answers in a few days.

And congrats to [personal profile] cheyinka for getting my non sci-fi/fantasy one.
aquinasprime: (pie)
1) Copy this list into your blog or journal, including these instructions.
2) Bold all the items you’ve eaten.
3) Cross out any items that you would never consider eating (or eating again).

1. Venison
2. Nettle tea
3. Huevos rancheros
4. Steak tartare
5. Crocodile or Alligator
6. Black pudding
7. Cheese fondue
8. Carp
9. Borscht
10. Baba ghanoush
11. Calamari
12. Pho.
13. PB&J sandwich
14. Aloo gobi
15. Hot dog from a street cart
16. Epoisses
17. Black truffle
18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
19. Steamed pork bun
20. Pistachio ice cream
21. Heirloom tomatoes
22. Fresh wild berries
23. Foie gras
24. Rice and beans
25. Brawn, or head cheese
26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
27. Dulce de leche
28. Oysters
29. Baklava
30. Bagna cauda
31. Wasabi peas
32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
33. Salted lassi - not big on overly salty things
34. Sauerkraut
35. Root beer float
36. Cognac with a fat cigar - minus the cigar
37. Clotted cream tea
38. Vodka jelly/Jell-O
39. Gumbo
40. Oxtail
41. Curried goat
42. Whole insects - can't get over my insect phobia to try this
43. Phaal
44. Goat’s milk
45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more - kept standard in our house
46. Fugu
47. Chicken tikka masala
48. Eel
49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
50. Sea urchin
51. Prickly pear
52. Umeboshi
53. Abalone
54. Paneer
55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
56. Spaetzle
57. Dirty gin martini
58. Beer above 8% ABV
59. Poutine
60. Carob chips
61. S’mores
62. Sweetbreads
63. Kaolin
64. Currywurst
65. Durian
66. Frogs’ legs
67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
68. Haggis
69. Fried plantain
70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
71. Gazpacho
72. Caviar and blini
73. Louche absinthe
74. Gjetost, or brunost
75. Roadkill
76. Baijiu
77. Hostess Fruit Pie
78. Snail
79. Lapsang souchong
80. Bellini
81. Tom yum
82. Eggs Benedict - I don't really like hollandaise sauce
83. Pocky
84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant.
85. Kobe beef
86. Hare
87. Goulash
88. Flowers - I really love squash blossoms
89. Horse
90. Criollo chocolate
91. Spam - I cannot bring myself to try it
92. Soft shell crab
93. Rose harissa
94. Catfish
95. Mole poblano
96. Bagel and lox
97. Lobster Thermidor
98. Polenta
99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
100. Snake

Book Stuff

Jun. 27th, 2008 03:05 pm
aquinasprime: (Ravenclaw)
The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading.
5) Bold and strike books you read but hated.
6) Reprint this list in your own LJ

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 The Harry Potter Series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones's Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte's Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Totals:
Read: 42
Favorites: 5 (with the exception of the Harry Potter stories all of my favorites have required the purchase of additional copies because the previous copy fell apart from over-reading)
To-read: 7 (this list only includes ones I'll actually think I read someday)
Hated/not interested: 4

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