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Lumenatrix and the Long Ass Kids' Book
2005-07-25 - 11:31 a.m.

Book #25!! Yay!! Halfway there, go me. Book #25 is Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. I liked it. Iím not nearly as emotionally invested in these books as some other folks, though, so maybe thatís why Iím not hopping mad right now. I have a few quibbles, which I wonít go into here, but ultimately it was good. Itís kiddie lit, for chriísakes. Itís very good kiddie lit, but it was still written for 10 year olds so Iím not going to be comparing it to Austen or Nabakov any time soon. I was entertained, though the ending felt a little rushed and there were a few character points that seemed to pop out of nowhere. The funny thing is, I almost put it down before the last chapter to read something else so this wouldnít be book #25. Iím not sure why, and as I was contemplating it I realized I was being silly, so I just finished the damn book and got on with my life.

Now, a meme I stole from Coryphella:


F I R S T S

First best friend: Anna Butler
First break-up: Joe
First screen name: Peaches960
Self-purchased album: Debbie Gibson "Electric Youth"
First funeral: My grandfather.
First pets: Nikki, a fluffy Samoyed mix and Josephine, a Heinz 57 kitty
First piercing/tattoo: piercing: ears, 8 years old Tattoo: back, 22 years old

L A S T S

Last car ride: me driving, to work this morning; actual riding, last weekend
Last good cry: last night
Last movie seen: ďBatman BeginsĒ
Last beverage drank: Diet Pepsi
Last food consumed: pizza rolls, last night
Last phone call: Jen
Last shower: last night.
Last shoes worn: My black ankle boots, those were the last the current are my sneakers
Last item bought: a round of drinks. Actual thing I still have, a book.
Last annoyance: a picture that isnít coming out quite right
Last time wanting to die: Only metaphorically, when I woke up Sunday after sparring Saturday and my entire body hurt.

S P E C I F I C S

Do you do drugs?: not really
What kind of shampoo do you use?: right now, Color Vive
What are you most scared of?: Getting hurt so badly I canít take care of myself
What are you listening to right now?: the traffic outside
Where do you want to get married?: I probably wonít think about that unless it happens.
How many buddies are online right now?: no clue. I donít have IM.

F A V O R I T E S

Color: blue
Food: it changes too much to really pick. Right now quesadillas are popular
Boy name: William, Isaac
Girl name: Madeline, Anne
Subjects in school: English, Art.
Animals: All of Ďem. Except bugs that fly. Yech.
Sports: I like to play them, but I donít watch or follow any
Perfume: Eh in general. Chanel Allure when I wear anything

H A V E Y O U E V E R

Given anyone a bath?: yes
Smoked?: yes.
Bungee jumped?: nope
Made yourself throw up?: Yes
Skinny dipped?: yes
Ever been in love?: I thought so, but now Iím not so sure.
Made yourself cry to get out of trouble?: yes
Cried when someone died?: yes
Been rejected?: Yes
Rejected someone?: I canít think of a specific time, but this is so general Iím sure itís yes
Done something you regret?: Yes

L A S T P E R S O N

You touched: My friend Jen
Hugged: Jen again.
You IMed: I donít have IM
IMed you: see above
Called you: Lisa
You called: Jen
Bought you flowers: My roommate bought me flowers for my birthday last year.

W H O D O Y O U W A N N A

Kill: no one, really.
Slap: there are too many to count

W H I C H I S B E T T E R

Coke or Pepsi: Diet Pepsi and Diet Coke with Splenda
Flowers or candy: flowers
Tall or short: Tall. I like reaching high shelves

R A N D O M

In the morning I am: Going to work, as usual
All I need is: Love! (do, do, do, do, do) All you need is love! (Everybody!) All you need is love, loveÖ um sorry.
I dream about: Strange things lately. In the grand scheme, I dream about going somewhere quiet where people will leave me alone for a little while.
What do you notice first: you mean in a person? Usually their carriage. How people stand and walk usually pops out to me.
Last person you danced with: Like, really danced, one on one? My dad, I think.
Who makes you happy: I try to make myself happy. I know that sounds trite, but itís true. Most of my friends make me happy, thatís why theyíre my friends.
Who has a crush on you: Thatís a laugh, probably no one.

D O Y O U E V E R

Wish you were a member of the opposite sex: Not really. Maybe just for a day to see if it really is different or if everyone just assumes it is because we will never really know, will we?

Wish you were younger: Not yet. Ask again when the arthritis kicks in.

N U M B E R

Of times I have had my heart broken: Once big time, a couple other significant cracks, but no other breaks.
Of hearts I have broken: ha. None.
Of guys Iíve kissed: People keep track of kissing? Really? Um, more than 6 less than 100
Of girls Iíve kissed: Again, people count? More than 2 less than 50
Of continents I have lived in: One
Of tight friends: 6 or 7
Of CDís I own: probably in the 80s. Iíve never counted, honestly
Of scars on body: a bunch of little ones on my arms and legs from normal kid stuff. One nice one on my arm from a burn on a lighting instrument, though that one is starting to fade.

when we last left our herosÖ - in our next exciting installmentÖ