aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
By my shaky math skills, I figure I have 2 weeks of posting two questions a day before I'm caught up. So today...

#1: What is your number one goal this year?

I have a few, depending on what activity I'm talking about:

1. I'd like to have my shoulders working better, so I could actually try to play my little cross-strung harp a bit.
2. I need to spend more time practicing piano.
3. I need to finish "I Dhaerlend Dadui".
4. I need to finish all my crochet projects (currently standing at 2 blankets (afghans, really), 1 bedspread, 1 pair of slipper/boots.)

If I had to choose just one goal, however, I'd go with #3: finishing "I Dhaerlend Dadui" - and actually starting to post it publically. So many of my LOTR fics take place during and/or after the events of that story, that it really is vital to get it done and out.

#2: What are you most grateful for?

I'm most grateful for the fact that my hubby hasn't needed to be hospitalized since this past August - and after a year and a half of being in hospital for 5 - 7 days and then out for on average 6 weeks before getting sick and needing to go back in again, over 5 months with no hospital visits is fantastic!!!!!!!!!!

See y'all tomorrow...
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I've "borrowed" this meme from [livejournal.com profile] lifefailsme - and I'll try to post 2 answers a day until I've caught up and then one a day thereafter until the end of 2017. All of this, of course, being my way of countering the current apparent abandonment of LJ by American users - which I think is both unnecessary and possibly detrimental if done before there's a real reason to worry. Yes, I do have a Dreamwidth account - which I NEVER use, and never will until or unless LJ becomes a vast virtual wasteland where I see none of my friends anymore. And NO, I have no intentions of either heading to Tumblr or Twitter, as I feel both are wastes of virtual space.

But now, without further ado, I'll post the 365 questions under the cut - and make a separate posting answering the first two questions. Again, two questions a day until my question number matches my day number, and then one question a day to the end thereafter...

Edit: I'm gonna add asterisks next to the questions I've answered, so that I can find which one is next as time goes on. Thanks for bearing with me.


THE QUESTIONS: )

That ought to keep me a bit more visible this year, eh? :D
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Shamelessly snitched from [livejournal.com profile] lindahoyland...

1. Do you like blue cheese? No
2. Have you ever smoked? Yes
3. Do you own a gun? No
4. What is your favorite flavor? Vanilla
5. Do you get nervous before Doctor visits? Not really – although I don't have a personal doctor ATM.
6. What do you think of hot dogs? Eh...
7. Favorite Movie? Cactus Flower
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Water
9. Do you do push ups? push-ups??? - With MY arthrtis?? No!!
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? The 2-generational family engagement diamond ring.
11. Favorite hobby? Reading
12. Do you have A.D.D.? No
13. What’s the one thing you dislike about yourself? I procrastinate.
14. What is your middle name? Marie
15. Name three thoughts at this moment… I'm tired, where's the cat, and my arms hurt.
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink? Water, mint tea and coffee (when I'm feeling better)
17. Current worry? That American politics is going to get VERY ugly
18. Current annoyance right now? I need lightbulbs in my bedroom overhead fixture.
19. Favorite place to be? At home
20. How do you ring in the new year? Have friends over, play games until midnight, ring bell & go to bed.
21. Where would you like to go? Lots of places: Mexico, Japan, China, Russia...
22. Name three people who will complete this? I've not a clue
23. Do you own slippers? No.
24. What color shirt are you wearing right now? Different shades of blue and green
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Can't sleep flat on a bed anyway, so no...
26. Can you whistle? Yes
27. What are your favorite colors?, Cobalt blue
28. Would you be a pirate? that involves water, right? No
29. What songs do you sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower
30. Favorite girls name? Elizabeth
31. Favorite boys name? Jason
32. What’s in your pocket right now? I'm not wearing anything with pockets
33. Last thing that made you laugh? A cat video on Facebook.
34. Best toy as a child? My stuffed dog Lassie
35. Worst injury you ever had? Smashed kneecap (undiagnosed, but I suspect it was fractured)
36. Where would you love to live? I live in Paradise and am happy here.
37. How many TV’s do you have? 2
38. Who is your loudest friend? I have several – do you have other criteria?
39. How many dogs do you have? None. Had one when I was a kid, but she's long gone now.
40. Does someone trust you? Yes.
41. What book are you reading at the moment? Tibetan Book of Living and Dying
42. What’s your favorite candy? Candy corn
43. What’s your favorite sports team? I don't do team sports. I like to watch gymnastics, but this year I'm boycotting the Olympics.
44. Favourite month? October

Fun meme

Jun. 2nd, 2016 07:37 pm
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Shamelessly snitched from [livejournal.com profile] engarian...

And this is not quite as easy as it looks, believe me!! Took me a while to think of an animal that began with "N"... :-p

The rules -No using Google
Every answer must start with the last letter of your previous answer


Name - Aeärwen
Animal - Nightengale
Girls name - Eleanor
Color- Red
Movie – Down Under
Something you wear – Ring
Drink - Gingerale
Food - Eggplant
Item in the bathroom - Toilet Paper
Place - Reno
Reason to be late - Overslept
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
This one culled from a friend's post to Facebook... (yes, I'm over there too...)

Yet another meme answered, under the cut )

Enjoy.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Somehow, the results aren't really all that surprising.

Shamelessly snitched from [livejournal.com profile] jkahane...


So, aearwen2, your LiveJournal reveals…

You are… 17% unique (blame, for example, your interest in renaissance instrumentals), 21% peculiar, 25% interesting, 25% normal and 13% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy writing). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are keen to please. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 43


(The average level of weirdness is: 28.
You are weirder than 83% of other LJers.)


Find out what your weirdness level is!

aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Found another one of these things, this time shameless snitched from [livejournal.com profile] rhapsody11 and [livejournal.com profile] maglor_20...

Meme contents under the cut, for those interested... )

Well, there ye go...
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
[livejournal.com profile] engarian posted the following meme, which was too interesting to pass up:

Meme and my responses under the cut )

That's it - those are my answers. If you're interested in participating, just cut & paste, and then type over my answers with your own. This one doesn't take a whole lot of time, and is kinda fun.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I must be a sucker for these things.

The 50 Questions Meme - under the cut )
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I suppose I really should do the next one of these too. The pattern seems to be that I pump one offering out about once a week - and it's Monday...

So...

Without further ado...

Day 1 - Ten random facts about yourself
Day 2 - Nine things you do everyday
Day 3 - Eight things that annoy you

Day 4 - Seven fears/phobias
Day 5 - Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 6 - Five things you can’t live without
Day 7 - Four memories you won’t forget
Day 8 - Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 9 - Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 - One person you can trust

Countdown Meme - Day 4 - Seven fears/phobias - under the cut )

And that's that done. I was wondering what I was gonna put down when I sat down to write these. It was easier than I thought.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
I'm thinking it's about time I do another day's posting of this. Frankly, I'm kinda enjoying thinking things through so that I can answer these questions. Never let it be said that I avoid a chance for introspection.

Anyway, here goes...

Day 1 - Ten random facts about yourself
Day 2 - Nine things you do everyday

Day 3 - Eight things that annoy you
Day 4 - Seven fears/phobias
Day 5 - Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 6 - Five things you can’t live without
Day 7 - Four memories you won’t forget
Day 8 - Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 9 - Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 - One person you can trust

Countdown Meme - Day 3: Eight Things That Annoy You - under the cut )

Eeeeek!!! I didn't realize I could be quite so annoyed!

Introspection is healthy for the soul. Now, to figure out how to let go of some of the annoyance...
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
No, I'm not doing this on consecutive days. I'm not that good a blogger/writer anymore. But I will keep plugging away at this thing as time and incentive allow.

So...

Day 1 - Ten random facts about yourself
Day 2 - Nine things you do everyday
Day 3 - Eight things that annoy you
Day 4 - Seven fears/phobias
Day 5 - Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 6 - Five things you can’t live without
Day 7 - Four memories you won’t forget
Day 8 - Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 9 - Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 - One person you can trust

Day 2 - Nine things you do everyday - under the cut )

There ye go. Enjoy.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Yes, I'm late at starting this. It took me a while to figure out if I wanted to do it at all. But I've been enjoying the entries of others who've participated, so I thought what the heck. So here goes:

Day 1 - Ten random facts about yourself
Day 2 - Nine things you do everyday
Day 3 - Eight things that annoy you
Day 4 - Seven fears/phobias
Day 5 - Six songs that you’re addicted to
Day 6 - Five things you can’t live without
Day 7 - Four memories you won’t forget
Day 8 - Three words you can’t go a day without
Day 9 - Two things you wish you could do
Day 10 - One person you can trust

Day 1 - Ten Random Facts About Yourself - under the cut )

And there you are. We'll see what tomorrow brings, eh? :=D

WIP Meme

Nov. 8th, 2014 09:48 am
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Nope. No NaNo writing progress yesterday, despite the best of intentions. I'm hoping today... Let's face it, I probably won't "win" this year either - but I'll keep chipping away at it. I really wanted to get a good start on the first part of this novel, and NaNo is a good reason to do so.

Errands to do this morning, but I'm hoping to spend the bulk of my time this afternoon writing. The way this is going, I'd need to score at least 3500 words each time I sit down, as Wenesday, Thursday and Saturday seem to be the only days I can really get the peace & quiet I need to concentrate. I'll try, but I've decided I'm not gonna stress over it. If I make it, I make it; if I don't, I don't.

And, just for the record, I hate the LJ interface nowadays. Things that I used to be able to nest simply don't nest anymore, such as the fact that I wanted to put a lj username in the cut textbox. But will LJ allow that anymore? *N*O*.

*sigh*

Anyhoo, I snitched this latest meme from elfscribe5 this morning - results under the cut )

You'd think I start things and never finish them. In the above cases, you're right.

Hopefully more later. Have a good day, folks.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Grokked from numerous people on my f-list - a challenge I truly enjoyed this morning. It reminded me of the many mornings I spent working on my daily drabble.

Without further ado...

Ten Word Fics )

Enjoy.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Shamelessly snitched from [livejournal.com profile] engarian:

Your Power Element is Water

Your power colors: blue and aqua

Your energy: deep

Your season: winter

Like the ocean, you evoke deep feelings and passion.
You have an emotional, sensitive, and spiritual soul.
A bit mysterious, you tend to be quiet when you are working out a problem.
You need your alone time, so that you can think and dream.



aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
As I'd seen this on a number of my friends' blogs, I decided to play along. Somehow, the results aren't all that surprising:

Aeärwen's Personality Type Results
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Rules:
- Bold all of the following TV shows of which you've seen 3 or more episodes.
- Italicize a show if you're positive you've seen every episode.
- Asterisk * if you have at least one full season on tape or DVD
- If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).

LOOooong list of TV shows under the cut )
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Another one of those m-things, snitched from any one of several people. If you're interested in trying your hand, the link is here.

Radicalism 88.5
Socialism 50
Tenderness 62.5

These scores indicate that you are a tender-minded progressive; this is the political profile one might associate with an animal rights activist. It appears that you are moderate towards religion, and have a balanced attitude towards humanity in general.

Your attitudes towards economics appear neither committedly capitalist nor socialist, and combined with your social attitudes this creates the picture of someone who would generally be described as a political centrist.

To round out the picture you appear to be, political preference aside, an egalitarian with few strong opinions.

This concludes our analysis; we hope you found your results accurate, useful, and interesting.

Unlike many other political tests found on the Internet which base themselves on untested (and usually ideologically motivated) ideas, this inventory is adapted from Hans Eysenck's own political inventory which was developed after extensive empirical investigations in the 20th Century.
aearwen2: (Sm Sindarin Lady)
Shamelessly snitched from [livejournal.com profile] engarian



Congratulations, You are Galdriel. You are silent yet dominant, You stand out in a crowd and are Intimidating. You are known for possesing great amounts of knowledge and power, and are a Reseved er, whatever the hell you are.

what are you? If you want to play, here's the quiz link...

http://www.quizilla.teenninck.com/quizzes/286200/which-lord-of-the-rings-noblewoman-are-you

Like [livejournal.com profile] engarian, my results may have been skewed because I have never read Jane Austin - but considering some of the things my kids say, maybe this isn't so far off... :-D

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