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Hello. It has been a long time since I updated my Livejournal. Unbelievably, I've had this account for over 9 years! Since I haven't had my paid account in awhile, I would have to delete all my icons to upload new ones. I think I'll just stick with Audrey for now.

Updates with me: I lived in France/Switzerland for 6 months this year. I still read a lot, watch films, and take a couple of photos. I knit quite a bit still (if you're on Ravelry, my username is idesofmarch) and take mainly photos of things I make with wool.

Read more...Collapse ) I like Decembers generally. Today, it snowed!

paris/london; london/paris

Song Lyrics meme

A real London entry to come soon.


1. Put your current playlist on shuffle, and pick the first 25 songs that come up (no matter how embarrassing they may be).
2. Write down the first line(s) of the song without including the title in the lyrics.
3. Have some friends comment and see if they know the songs. (NO CHEATING! i.e. No looking up on Google, etc.)

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11 and 20 are covers.
traceria, you should totally get some of these.

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Which books should I take?


I will have this going on my main blog, but I might as well put one here and use polls. I have been deciding about which books to take and subsequently to read when I move at the end of the month. Since I will not return for the other books for maybe a year, I'm having a hard time deciding which to take with me and read in my time abroad. While I will may buy a couple of books and go to the library, I want to take some books that I own with me, probably around five. Help me out, by choosing the books you think I should take and have not read.

I own all the books below and have not read any of them in full.

Poll #1253602 Which books should I take?

Which books should I take?

Bleakhouse by Charles Dickens
0(0.0%)
The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J. R. R. Tolkien (this is actually two books)
0(0.0%)
The Known World by Edward P. Jones
0(0.0%)
Don Quixote by Cervantes
0(0.0%)
Tess of the d'Ubervilles by Thomas Hardy
0(0.0%)
Plays by Anton Chekhov
0(0.0%)
The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot
1(14.3%)
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
0(0.0%)
The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James
0(0.0%)
Sons and Lovers by D. H. Lawrence
0(0.0%)
The Warden and Barchester Towers by Anthony Trollope
0(0.0%)
The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver
0(0.0%)
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
0(0.0%)
A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth
0(0.0%)
Possession by A. S. Byatt
0(0.0%)
Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks
0(0.0%)
The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
0(0.0%)
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
0(0.0%)
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
0(0.0%)
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
0(0.0%)
Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
0(0.0%)
Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon
0(0.0%)
Poems and Plays by T. S. Eliot
0(0.0%)
ticky box!
1(14.3%)


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Zoom Airlines has suspended operations!

There goes my cheap budget ticket. With less than four weeks til departure, I have to get a refund (through my credit card company?! how?!) and book a flight ASAP which will doubtless cost me more than twice what this one way cost me. I am bummed seriously.

I am still giving notice tomorrow though.

ETA: Called credit card company, am putting in dispute, money likely to be refunded, but not for awhile.

Fandom Meme

I have done this meme before, but oh well, here it goes again.

Give me a fandom and I will tell you:

1. The first character I fell in love with.
2. The character I never expected to love as much as I do now.
3. The character everyone else loves that I don't.
4. The character I love that everyone else hates.
5. The character I used to love but don't any longer.
6. The character I would shag anytime.
7. The character I'd want to be like.
8. The character I'd slap.
9. A pairing that I love.
10. A pairing that I hate.

You can name more than one fandom and I will choose or do all depending if I'm familiar with the fandoms.

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Food Meme

Meme from irinaauthor. For the record, my results are lacking not because I wouldn't want to try things, but due to other mitigating factors (finances, availability, picky friends and family) not of my own accord. There a lot of things on this list I would love to try, and I pretty much eat almost anything at least once. I am definitely going to bookmark this for future food adventures.

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.
4) Make recommendations of specific places/products when possible.

The VGT Omnivore's Hundred:

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20KG

My check in baggage total is 20KG (44 lbs). My backpack alone is already 3.2kg. This is what I get for travelling budget. How in the world will I fit my startup life for 20KG?!

I only slept four hours last night due to a rare case of insomnia.

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Memes x2

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I discovered film_stills  through someone on my flist and I really wanted to cap a movie because I love movies and I've been keen on capping lately. In my eagerness, I decided to cap the first decently good looking movie I was going to see and today, I watched Jacques Demy's Les Demoiselles de Rochefort (The Young Girls of Rochefort). I love Les Parapluies de Cherbourg a lot more. This movie was not as good as that one, but I do like Demy's work. I like French New Wave as a whole even if a lot of it makes no sense. I like French cinema as a whole though. In any case, I may do this more in the future and I'm crossposting them here and there so that I can share it with my own flist.