I Speak!

Jan. 30th, 2011 11:44 am
rahnekat: (me)
In case you've ever wondered what I sound like, I ganked the speech meme that you've been seeing everywhere.

Your name and/or username
Where you're from
The following words: Aunt, Roof, Route, Wash, Oil, Theater, Iron, Salmon, Caramel, Fire, Water, Sure, Data, Ruin, Crayon, Toilet, New Orleans, Pecan, Both, Again, Probably, Spitting Image, Alabama, Lawyer, Coupon, Mayonnaise, Syrup, Pajamas, Caught, Orange, Coffee, direction, naturally, aluminium and herbs
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is the bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you say to address a group of people?
What do you call the kind of spider that has an oval-shaped body and extremely long legs?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What do you call it when rain falls while the sun is shining?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?

Read this passage from The Speech Accent Archive:

"Please call Stella. Ask her to bring these things with her from the store: Six spoons of fresh snow peas, five thick slabs of blue cheese, and maybe a snack for her brother Bob. We also need a small plastic snake and a big toy frog for the kids. She can scoop these things into three red bags, and we will go meet her Wednesday at the train station."

rahnekat: (asia)
Just stopping by briefly to reflect on how easy it can be to put me in a good mood. For example, while I was getting a drink at Keva Juice (mmm, Keva Juice), the radio was playing "Na Na Na." And a guy on the lower quad had his iPod turned up loud enough that I could tell he was listening to "The Fame." Little things are making me smile today.
rahnekat: (knitting)
I had to take today off for a very simple reason. I can barely move. It's sad. I'm sore all over, and the parts of me that aren't dealing with muscle strain are sunburned. Blargh.

Tomorrow, I get to see the Star Trek exhibit in Sacramento! I'll post deets when I get back. Maybe I'll even have pictures. At the very least I should be able to get some knitting done on the way down and back. That'll be good. I should probably head to bed.
rahnekat: (jaredwho)
I've been seeing people posting all sorts of angry posts in various places talking about how stupid/mean/offensive people are. There have been a few people (nobody on my flist cuz you guys are awesome) that post in communities/on their journals a couple times a week about that very same topic.

My thoughts? Chill. Unless you or one of your close friends are being personally attacked, there's no reason to get all worked up about it. There will always be stupid/mean/offensive people in the internet/real world, and there's not a lot of point constantly ranting about it. I understand if it's an occasional "I hate my life and I have to rage" post but getting worked up about people that often isn't doing yourself any favors. Step away from the internet/source of anger, take a deep breath, then try to do something to make yourself or someone else a little happier. That's pretty much the best way to take care of that sort of thing. It's less likely to give you a heart attack or stroke, too.

Just needed to get that opinion out there really fast.

In other news, I have a job interview tomorrow. The outfit I've put together for it makes me look like I'm auditioning for Peter Pan, which doesn't make me all that confident that I'll do well. I guess I'll just have to do my best and keep my fingers crossed.
rahnekat: (jaredwho)
For cho_malfoy )
ETA: Ack! I'm filling prompts at the [livejournal.com profile] inception_kink meme. Somebody stop me before I start ruining people's lovely, porny prompts.
rahnekat: (jaredwho)
Basically what my subject line says. I've been having a crap couple of weeks. I keep falling asleep too late, not being able to stay deeply asleep, then getting woken up by banging and traffic way too early in the morning. It makes me cranksome.

I should be having a fun relaxing time this weekend. Instead, I'm sitting around listlessy trying to be nice to my hip since it's sore from walking. Speaking of walking, I got a haircut to get ready for my interview on Tuesday. Yay for getting things done!
rahnekat: (senshi)
There was a fairly epic Sailor Moon post on ONTD. Someone linked to a Sailor Senshi maker. And there went my evening.

My Sailor Senshi, behind a cut for those who aren't interested )


May. 10th, 2010 09:32 pm
rahnekat: (cleverness)
I missed one of SuperWiki's Twitter contests! Normally I wouldn't care, but this time I had something. My SPN spin-off idea: Chuck writes Supernatural novels. Becky writes Supernatural fanfic. Together, they're "Pen Pals!" But I missed it. *grumblegrumble*
rahnekat: (me)
Everyone feel free to ignore this post. I just need to let off some steam, and my opinion probably does not mirror the opinion of anyone else.

For some reason, the last several days, I've encountered several fics in which one of the characters is shy. Not a big. Shyness is common enough, whether it's the normal state for a person or because they get shy around people they're attracted to.

The thing that annoys me was that in all of those fics the shy person stuttered. Shy does not automatically equal stutter. In my experience, shyness leads to inability to speak or inability to say the right thing (mixing up words or having horrible tactless word vomit). Yes, I'm using my own experience with shyness as a yardstick here, but I don't necessarily think I'm that far off the mark. I've only ever heard one person in my life stutter and it wasn't because of shyness. Writers, please try to come up with some other way to indicate that your character is shy. Kthnx.

(In case you're curious, I rarely blush and I can almost always meet the eye of the person I'm talking to. Maybe I just fail at social awkwardness.)
rahnekat: (me)
I've been informed that I need to write down the sort of cracktacular conversations that I have for posterity. So here you go.

Cut For Pictures Of Pretty Boys And Disturbing Mental Images )


Oct. 26th, 2009 03:56 pm
rahnekat: (lol)

laugh track - LOL

[livejournal.com profile] cho_malfoy and I were discussing how we should have a sitcom. Towards that end, I think we should do stupid things set to a laugh track. We plan to start by taking shots of whiskey and/or irish cream before cleaning and packing. Wish us luck!
rahnekat: (read)
Yar! Ahoy, mateys, this be the end of Talk Like a Pirate Day. It did be spent at Oktoberfest, and with me little sister and her hound coming aboard our ship. Or something. I suck at talking like a pirate, so that's all you're getting.

So, Oktoberfest. There was not!oompah music (They didn't have a tuba. I felt gypped.) There was beer (that I didn't drink). There were pretzels. (I don't think they were big since they only cost a buck. I wouldn't know for sure since I never saw one.) And there was lederhosen. (Dude, lederhosen!)

Also, there was a local author book signing. My mom participated because she is in fact a published author in the local area. Yay Ma! [livejournal.com profile] cho_malfoy and I were there to help out and lend emotional support. What we really ended up doing was coming up with ideas for how to build confidence, speak in public, and sell books.

My Notes, Put Behind A Cut To Spare You The Boring And Out Of Context )
rahnekat: (bad day)
So, [livejournal.com profile] cho_malfoy just posted about Fan History. For some reason, I decided to see if my foray into FanFiction.Net (aka The Pit of Voles) was on there. It took me five minutes to remember my username on there, but sure enough, there was an entry on me. Turns out FF.Net has an automatic bot that updates users.

I shouldn't have looked. All I feel now is shame. I wrote a coda to the second Matrix movie, if that tells you anything. *shudder* To make matters worse, I decided to look back at the posts from right after I started on LJ, way back in 2001. My shame was compounded. I'm never doing that again. I would put bright, blinky text reminding myself never to do that again, but I don't need anything else to be ashamed of.

Five Days

Sep. 23rd, 2006 06:10 pm
rahnekat: (friends)
This post serves a dual purpose. One, I want to welcome my new friends to my journal. Hello, [livejournal.com profile] citibyrd and [livejournal.com profile] quarterturn! Wassup?

Secondly, there are only five days left until the season premiere of Supernatural. I'm so psyched, yet at the same time, nervous. This is the earliest I've ever gotten involved with a show (I started watching at about "Nightmare"), so there's no prior indication as to whether the show will still be cool after a break. Very few shows do worse after their first season (Smallville being a notable exception), but that doesn't make me any less nervous. I really, really hope second season is as good as or better than the first. Fingers crossed.


Sep. 2nd, 2006 05:26 pm
rahnekat: (bmr)
Is it Tuesday yet? Could I be any bigger of a loser?

Yesterday, I pre-ordered Supernatural Season One on Amazon, and now I can't wait for them to get here. I'm getting really impatient and twitchy and I'm probably driving everyone up the wall.
rahnekat: (baby)
Coming to you, after this quick interlude. I'm over at my friends place, keeping an eye on her three year old son. He's quite the cutie, but having him sit on my lap makes typing quite difficult. Adding to the difficulty (more emotional than physical) is the fact that this internet is dial-up. I've been on DSL for so long that I've forgotten how slow things can load. I can't even use Yahoo! radio. Lame.

Alright, on to the word. This is from the same place that randomly generated my haiku. Enjoy.

Would drumroll be too dramatic here? )
rahnekat: (woobie)
My first reaction to stuff tends to be inane and incoherent. Also, I tend to have a cascade of images instead of one thought, so I wrote down the first concise thing that came to mind.

Shoes! )
rahnekat: (torture)
Haiku2 for rahnekat1
thought for sure he and
lex are mortal enemies how
is that good umm i
Created by Grahame
rahnekat: (happy)
I really couldn't help myself on this one.

Ten Top Trivia Tips about Rahne!

  1. Three seagulls flying overhead are a warning that Rahne is near.
  2. Only twelve people have ever set foot on Rahne.
  3. The average duration of sexual intercourse for Rahne is two minutes.
  4. Rahne is often used in place of milk in food photography, because milk goes soggy more quickly than Rahne!
  5. US gold coins used to say 'In Rahne we trust'.
  6. The opposite sides of Rahne always add up to seven.
  7. In the Great Seal of the United States the eagle grasps 13 arrows and Rahne.
  8. Devoid of her cells and proteins, Rahne has the same chemical makeup as sea water!
  9. Rahne can't sweat.
  10. Rahne was banned from Finland because of not wearing pants.
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rahnekat: (hands)
Just an update in my world at the moment:

1. ANTM was pushed back to 11 p.m. on the local UPN affiliate to show a Giants game. (This will be one of the few times you ever hear me say 'Stupid baseball.') So, I had to look up who won online. Congrats, Not-Jade! (Don't want to spoil folks who don't know.)

2. I'm oddly excited about the fact CW will be announcing their fall lineup tomorrow. I've heard Smallville and Veronica Mars are on there, but I want to know if Supernatural will be making the transition. Wouldn't do th have the Winchesters be permanently dead.

3. As soon as I get the DVD player sufficiently warmed up, I will be going to sleep to the lovely sounds of Love Actually. I was just in a sappy mood.


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