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1. You throw your wedding ring in the fire to see if it has Elvish writing on it.
2. You buy the bookmark with the one ring on it, and put it on a chain, and keep it hidden under your shirt, and whenever it accidentally comes out, you look around scared, and quickly hide it.
3. You address everyone you love by the name of "Precious".
4. You know Elvish.
5. You kill a common house spider and then exclaim to your friends that you just defeated Shelob.
6. You stare into your bird bath trying to see things that were, things that are, and things that have not yet come to pass.
7. The weather man says smog is coming in from the east you say "Nonsense, there hasn’t been a dragon in these parts for over a thousand years!"
8. You get tremendously indignant when people refer to Santa's little helpers as Elves.
9. You wish your house had a round front door.
10. You debate whether half elves had pointed ears.

If you do any of those things, you’re in good company!

Stay tuned for February, the month of love. This month will be posted only at [personal profile] alexcat on LJ since it has graphics and such.
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1. You remember when Easter Monday was a Holiday.
2. You eat collards, hog jowl, and black-eyed peas on New Year’s Day.
3. Schools and churches hold barbecue fundraisers with banana puddin' as the dessert.
4. You faithfully drink Pepsi or Mt. Dew everyday of your life.
5. You know Krispy Kreme makes the best doughnuts!
6. Priming was your first job...and you know what it means.
7. You've ever had to switch from "Heat" to "A/C" in the same day.
8. You know tea is served sweet unless you specifically asked for unsweetened.
9. You've rode the school bus for an hour...each way.
10. You know Coke tastes better in the little bottles and that peanuts make coke taste even better.
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1. It’s badly written fanfiction, passed off as real original fiction.
2. Ana is an unbelievable idiot. She is even more boring than Bella. And no one is that innocent.
3. E.L. James is a worse writer than Stephenie Meyer. She is repetitive and sloppy.
4. Christian Grey is an ass, a man of no character at all, a whiny, bossy brute.
5. James did NO research on anything: the setting, the sex, American English… anything.
6. It has made me think less of people who adore it.
7. It’s a perfect example of the undeserving gaining wealth from poor work.
8. I find the subject matter uninteresting. I don’t even like well written BDSM or D/s so this stuff is utterly unreadable.
9. I am still amazed that such crap got published at all.
10. E.L. James makes people think that all fanfiction writers are morons like her.
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For those of you who don't know, a Freebie List is a list of celebrities you would be allowed to sleep with should the opportunity arise and it would NOT count as cheating.

1. Sean Bean
2. Keanu Reeves
3. Halle Berry
4. Queen Latifah
5. Chris Hemsworth (as THOR)
6. Benedict Cumberbatch (Though just having him speak might work as well.)
7. Marton Csokas
8. Colin Farrell (No idea why)
9. Patrick Stewart
10. Viggo Mortensen
(honorary mention - Vince Vaughn – He’s that embarrassing one I can’t explain.)
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1. Marilyn Monroe
2. Jimmy Stewart
3. Cary Grant
4. Johnny Depp
5. Meryl Streep
6. Harrison Ford
7. Robin Williams
8. Tom Hanks
9. Matt Damon
10. Angelina Jolie
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Day 19 - Names of pets I’ve had

1. Sandy
2. Shep
3. Snoopy
4. Sam
5. Charlie
6. Beau
7. Licorice
8 Lightnin’
9. Star
10. Mick Jagger

The first eight were dogs; last two cats.

Day 20 - Favorite Authors (Classic)

1. Tolkien
2. John Steinbeck
3. Mark Twain
4. Poe
5. Cervantes
6. Dumas
7. Frank Herbert
8. Isaac Asimov
9. Kurt Vonnegut
10. D.H. Lawrence

Day 21 – Favorite Contemporary Authors

1. Charlaine Harris
2. Mary Renault
3. John D. MacDonald
4. John Irving
5. Stephen King (Favorite author of all time)
6. Michael Crichton
7. Sharyn McCrumb
8. Preston and Childs (a wonderful writing team)
9. Robert Ludlum
10. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss (First bodice ripper I ever read.)
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These are awful... and one of my favorite people in the world is a lawyer. Lawyer jokes happen to be a weakness of mine.

1. Why do they bury lawyers 10 feet deep?
Because deep down, they’re nice guys.

2. What's black and brown and looks good on a lawyer?
A Doberman pinscher.

3. At the rate law schools are turning them out, by 2050 there will be more lawyers than humans.

4. What do you call a bus full of lawyers going over a cliff with three empty seats?
A total waste of space!

5. When do you know a lawyer is telling the truth?
When his lips are shut.

6. What do you have when 100 lawyers are buried up to their necks in sand?
Not enough sand.

7. Why won't sharks attack lawyers?
Professional courtesy.

8. How many lawyers does it take to screw in a light bulb?
Three, One to climb the ladder. One to shake it. And one to sue the ladder company.

9. What do you call 5000 dead lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A good start!

10. An attorney passed on and found himself in Heaven, but not at all happy with his accommodations. He complained to St. Peter, who told him that his only recourse was to appeal his assignment. The attorney immediately advised that he intended to appeal, but was then told that he would be waiting at least three years before his appeal could be heard. The attorney protested that a three-year wait was unconscionable, but his words fell on deaf ears. The lawyer was then approached by the devil, who told him that he would be able to arrange an appeal to be heard in a few days, if the attorney was willing to change venue to Hell. When the attorney asked why appeals could be heard so much sooner in Hell, he was told, "We have all of the judges."
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Day 17 - Useless Information

1. Every time you lick a stamp you consume 1/10 of a calorie.

2. South Dakota is the only U.S state which shares no letters with the name of its capital.

3. In the last 3,500 years, there have been approximately 230 years of peace throughout the civilized world.

4. The dot over a “j” or an “i” is called a “tittle.”

5. -40 Celsius and -40 Fahrenheit are the same temperature.

6. And the sleeve on the outside of a coffee cup is called a “zarf.”

7. You can't kill yourself by holding your breath.

8. Only one person in two billion will live to be 116 years old.

9. Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.

10. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.

**I cannot verify that these are true FACTS.**
Well, I probably could but really, who has the time?
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Day 16 – 10 Quotes

1. “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
― J.R.R, Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

2. “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
― Albert Einstein

3. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
― Martin Luther King, Jr.

4. “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
― C.S. Lewis

5. “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
― Desmond Tutu

6. “I believe that I am not responsible for the meaningfulness or meaninglessness of life, but that I am responsible for what I do with the life I've got.”
― Hermann Hesse

7. “It doesn't make a damned bit of difference who wins the war to someone who's dead.”
― Joseph Heller

8. “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.”
― Kahlil Gibran

9. “For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.”
― Kahlil Gibran

10. “The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything is...42!”
― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy
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12 – Favorite Disney movies

1. The Lion King
2. Beauty and the Beast
3. The Jungle Book
4. The Little Mermaid
5. Mary Poppins
6. Aladdin
7. Peter Pan
8. The Muppet Christmas Carol
9. Pocahontas
10. Monsters, Inc.

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13 – Favorite movie characters

1. Jack Sparrow (Pirates of the Caribbean)
2. Doc Holliday (Tombstone)
3. Han Solo (Star Wars)
4. Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
5. Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
6. The Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz)
7. Alexander (Alexander)
8. Arnie Grape (What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?)
9. The Genie (Aladdin)
10. Scarlett O’Hara (Gone with the Wind)

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14 – Favorite Restaurants

1. Coronet Seafood (local)
2. Telaquepaque Mexican Restaurant (local)
3. Red Lobster
4. Longhorn Steakhouse
5. Dockside Seafood (local to beach)
6. Aunt Bea’s (local)
7. Chili’s
8. Daniel Boone Inn (Boone, NC)
9. Taco Bell
10. Pizza Den (local chain)

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Day 15 – Characters I like to write

1. Gil-galad (Tolkien)
2. Celeborn (Tolkien)
3. Jack O’Neill (Stargate: SG-1)
4. Indiana Jones (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
5. Dean Winchester (Supernatural)
6. Matthew Gideon (Babylon 5/Crusade)
7. Galen (Babylon 5.Crusade)
8. Vala Mal Doran (Stargate: SG-1)
9. Gimli (Tolkien)
10. Marcus Cole (Babylon 5)
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1. Misuse of to, too and two.
2. Misuse of there, their, and they’re
3. Misuse of were and where
4. Misuse of which and witch
5. Misuse of then and than
6. Misuse of your and you’re
7. Misuse of sit and set
8. Misuse of lay and lie (though this one can be dicy)
9. Flustrated is not a real word. Yes, it appears in a few dictionaries but it is really just a mistaken use of the words frustrated and/or flustered.
10. Definate is not a word; it’s definite.

It was hard to stop at ten!
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1. Tolkien
2. Star Wars
3. Star Trek
4. Stargate: SG-1
5. Babylon 5
6. Supernatural
7. Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter
8. Alexander
9. Indiana Jones
10. Sherlock Holmes

Most of my writing can be found in these places:

Of Elves and Men
Alex's Storybook
Alex's Storybook on Dreamwidth
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1. Fresh Apple Cake
2. Porcupine Meat Balls
3. Potato Salad
4. Deviled Eggs
5. Vegetable Beef Soup
6. Mexican Corn Bread
7. Pineapple Upsidedown Cake
8. Turkey Dressing
9. Tzatziki
10. Zucchini Bread

I can post recipes for most or link you to them at recipe_comm.livejournal.com
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1. Gone with the Wind
2. Brokeback Mountain
3. Casablanca
4. Romeo and Juliet (Zeffirelli)
5. Love Story (though I was about 12 or 13…)
6. Out of Africa
7. The African Queen
8. Harold and Maude (also one of the oddest movies ever)
9. Edward Scissorhands
10. WALL-E
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Some of these go way back!

1. The Southern Vampire Mysteries – Charlaine Harris
2. Carrie – Stephen King
3. It – Stephen King
4. The Shining – Stephen King
5. Anita Blake Novels up through Obsidian Butterfly – Laurell K. Hamilton
6. Storm Front – Jim Butcher
7. The Exorcist – William Peter Blatty
8. Rosemary’s Baby – Ira Levin
9. The Shadow Over Innsmouth – H.P. Lovecraft
10. Interview with the Vampire – Ann Rice
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1. Liver
2. Asparagus
3. Oatmeal (or oakmeal as [personal profile] larian taught me.)
4. Fried Oysters
5. French Toast
6. Beer (not a food but…)
7. Tuna steaks
8. Venison
9. Italian Sausage
10. Enchiladas
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I was a child in the 60s and there is NO music to me like that of that era. Most everything after has been downhill as far as I can tell.


1. The Beatles
2. The Doors
3. The Rolling Stones
4. The Monkees
5. The Who
6. The Hollies
7. Herman’s Hermits
8. The Rascals
9. Jefferson Airplane
10. Creedence Clearwater Revival


The Monkees were a tradition in my house. We watched every week... my mom made popcorn and we settled in to watch the Monkees delightfully nonsensical tv show.
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These are just my favorites across the board. Favorite of a certain genre or other would be different.


1. Star Wars Trilogy
2. Tombstone
3. Gone with the Wind
4. The Wizard of Oz
5. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
6. X-Men
7. Monty Python’s Holy Grail
8. The Right Stuff
9. Forrest Gump
10. The Lion King
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I have food on the brain! I have recipes for Poor Man's Pie, Snow Cream and Pecan Pie... and Probably can find you some local recipes for German Chocolate Cake and Red Velvet Cake as well.


1. Chocolate Ice Cream
2. Chocolate Cake
3. German Chocolate Cake
4. My mother’s Oatmeal Cookies
5. My mother’s Poor Man’s Pie
6. Snow Cream
7. Pecan Pie
8. New York Style Cheese Cake
9. Red Velvet Cake
10. Black Cherry Ice Cream

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