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[ profile] regyt asks why the world doesn't have a meme where everyone leaves screened comments with what they want to say to to the poster but haven't yet for whatever reason -- and I say, indeed, why not? So! Tell me anything you want me to know - about me, about you, about your mom, whatever you like.

Anonymous comments are enabled, and everything is screened. Tell me something you want to tell me, anonymously or not. If you say you want me to unscreen, I will, happily.

Then do the same, and I will tell you something!

[My own edit, in advance: be nice. By which I mean, tell me difficult things if you wish, but let's keep it civil, mmmkay?]
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This is one of my favorite memes, but I think it's mainly because I have such good luck with it.

1 - Go to Wikipedia.
The first random Wikipedia article title that you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to The Quotations Page random quotations:
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

My take this time:

Marshall Jevons
Out With The Tide

Go look at the larger image, it's worth it...
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Meme from [ profile] hahathor:

Comment in this post, and I will try to come up with an obscure reference that (at least among my LJ friends) only you and I will understand. Then, as in the way of all memes, copy this text and post in it your LJ.

(ETA: Emphasis on "try." Also, commenting yourself with obscure references that you think only you and I will understand is welcome.)
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I've been listening to a lot of podcasts while exercising lately, and I'm loving "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me." The one I listened to yesterday had a highly entertaining piece about best-selling Japanese novels that were composed on cell phones. Taking it just that step further (as they tend to do over there for the sake of comedy gold), Peter Sagal had Carl Kasell read some famous novels - if they had been written on Twitter.

(I reproduce here from memory - accuracy not guaranteed.)

The Grapes of Wrath: Times are bad. Sister breastfeeding homeless guy. Man, I'm outta here.

Pride and Prejudice: I hate that guy! Actually, he's kinda hot.

and my favorite,

Lolita: This post removed due to violation of Terms of Service.

I propose starting a meme - particularly because I kind of hate Twitter and find it useless. Express your favorite novels in fewer than 140 characters - and have people guess what they are.

Here's mine (trivially easy):

Bellies of airplanes suck. Much prefer trees. Especially while naked. They can't prove I'm not really crazy.
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It's ask a question month on LJ, and I have an ask-me-anything post up in addition to the kinky question post. It's here.

So far, only one person's made use of it. If you comment, your question will be screened, and I'll do my best to answer it as honestly as I can, in a separate post.

What is a love of yours that other people seem to have a hard time understanding what the big deal is about? It could be anything from food, to a pastime, to a movie star...

This is going to sound untrue, but choral singing. I have been a choral singer since I was 12, and I have always loved it almost unreasonably. I love the experience of singing in a big group (or a smaller one), feeling it when the harmonies come together just right, being exposed to music that I probably wouldn't be in any other way. Being challenged. And especially, working with a great conductor - in this case, Scott Allen Jarrett. The last conductor I felt this strongly about was Garyth Nair of my Drew University undergraduate days, and the feeling of working under conductors like them is incredible. I feel incredibly driven to do well in such healthy choral environments: these conductors are powerful, talented, gentle but strong, and utterly devoted to beauty. They will accept nothing less than your best. And they will get it out of you in the most joyful and playful way possible. I don't know how to explain it except to say that I long to *please* these men - and I say men because unfortunately, I've not yet encountered a female conductor that evokes the same response from me. (Sorry, [ profile] wavyarms - you're immensely talented and I love singing for you, but for me this quality seems to be contained chiefly in men. Go figure, and psychoanalyze that as you will - I know I have.) I love the feeling I get when we do something really right, especially in performance, and the conductor smiles in that particular way. I love when the chorus is so in tune that harmonics ring off the rafters. I love it when a movement dances and the choir figures that out and dances it. I love the way some music hurts. There are pieces ("Sure on this Shining Night" by Barber and "Take Him, Earth, for Cherishing" by Herbert Howells are two recent ones that come to mind) that seem to have a direct line to my tear ducts, and when I first encounter such things in rehearsal, I sometimes actually have trouble getting through them because of being choked with emotion. Then there are movements like the "Qui Tollis" in Mozart's Great Mass which are so powerful and intense that I blow out my vocal chords singing them when I still have half the mass left to sing. (Oops.) That's how I am about these things.

I have loved ones who come and see my concerts. I even have some friends (none super-close) who know music well. But I feel like I rarely encounter someone who really understands this passion of mine in the same way than I do. (Probably [ profile] fanw comes closest, but she's so busy, well, singing a bunch of choral music that I rarely see her these days. ;)
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I still need to post my answers to the questions meme, but this intrigues me, too:

Everyone has things they blog about. Everyone has things they don't blog about. Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on yaoi, favorite type of underwear, graphic techniques, etc. Repost in your own journal if you are so inclined.
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This is a good one! From [ profile] regyt:
1 - Go to Wikipedia.
The first random Wikipedia article title that you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to The Quotations Page random quotations:
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to Flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"
The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
4 - Be creative. Post it.

Here's mine:

Beautiful Game Studios
Stand Like a Rock
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Only one word per answer.

1. Where is your cell phone?

2. Relationship?

3. Your hair?

4. Work?

5. Your sister?

6. Your favorite thing?

7. Your dream last night?

8. Your favorite drink?

9. Your dream car?

10. The room you're in?

11. Your shoes?

12. Your fears?

13. What do you want to be in 10 years?

14. Who did you hang out with this weekend?

15. What you're not good at?

16. Muffin?

17. One of your wish list items?

18. Where you grew up?

19. The last thing you did?

20. What are you wearing?

21. What aren't you wearing?

22. Your pet

23. Your computer?

24. Your life?

26. Missing?

27. What are you thinking about right now?

28. Your car?

29. Your kitchen?

30. Your summer?

31. Your favorite color?

32. When is the last time you laughed?

33. Last time you cried?

34. School?

35. Love?
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A while back some folks were doing a meme in which they named fictional characters they wouldn't kick out of bed for eating crackers. I kept meaning to do this, but it's only in the last few weeks that a bunch of them have come to light for me at once. For others, I'd have to do some digging in memory, but I might do so yet.

All that said, the characters below aren't necessarily characters I'd want to have sex with as they are characters I have major crushes on - intellectual, spiritual, sexual or otherwise.

I'll get the really weird one out of the way first: Elphaba, the child Wicked Witch of the West from Gregory Maguire's Wicked. I'm still in the first half of it, but I just love her smart mouth and total self-awareness. Even as she's so obviously unpopular, she manages to make Galinda, future good witch and intolerable upper-class beauty, look like an idiot.

Next, and perhaps no less weird, is Sasha, the stunted, limping, huge-voiced and intense-eyed radical leftist from John LeCarre's new novel, Absolute Friends. I'm sure some of this has to do with listening to this book on tape, and the wonderful John Lee's rendition of Sasha's booming, self-deprecating German accent, but he's also just such a hilarious and uncompromising and larger-than-life character that it's partially fictive crush and partially simple admiring envy at LeCarre's abilities.

Finally, the motherlode: Damiel, the angel who longs to be human from Wings of Desire. Though I adore Bruno Ganz, this love is quite specific to the recent ART production starring Bernard White, who is totally my new boyfriend. This particular entry might also be cheating, as it's so completely a combination of Damiel and Bernie that I love, not just the fictional character alone. Damiel, as written, is an articulate, melancholy romantic who records the endless details of life from the very beginnings of time, while longing merely to touch human skin, smell sweat, taste coffee, see color, feel something truly. Bernie White, in the role, puts on a loud Hawaiian shirt for his transition into mortality, and when he gets there, throws chairs all over the place, marvels at the wonder of a handshake, and inhales deeply of his own shoes.

All right, I confess: maybe it's just Bernie.
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I just did the 8 Hunks of Hannukah thing, and it was an interesting exercise if for nothing else than figuring out what I needed to see in order to think a guy was attractive without being able to talk to him.

Things I apparently like:
Pretty boys - I succumbed most times, whether they seemed smart and interesting or not
Bearish guys who look interesting
Guys who seem really zany
Guys who poke fun at the process of having sexy pics taken of them
Bald guys with goatees
Guys with babies
Guys shown doing something that's important to them
[ profile] regyt. Good god, woman.

Things I can do without:
Guys who look mean
Guys who are pretty but don't seem to have anything else going on (except [ profile] dirtstar...I mean come ON.)
Guys who look like gangstas
Guys who look like frat boys
Guys whose face I can't see in the picture
Guys who are dogs or cats
Guys who go overboard with the SCA-type shots
Guys who really are just a bit too burly
Guys who have only one picture in which they look very effeminate without actually being pretty
Guys who put too much emphasis on showing their bare bits

And some of them...I can't even put my finger on. It was just like, he struck me, or he didn't.

I didn't bother with the 12 Babes of Christmas thing, even though I got nominated for it. But hey, reverse exploitation? Let's GO! But this just about physical looks? Other folks who've voted - what's your criteria been? More and more I find it hard to find someone attractive unless I can talk to them. Sometimes, though, a picture can capture something interesting about a person. For the most part, that was my main criterion. Except for the pretty boys. It might be time to admit I have a problem.
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I'm liking the short form of the interview meme that's going 'round. Seems to go something like this:

Ask me one question. I'll answer the collection I get in comments as best I can in a separate post. Once I post answers, let me know if you want me to ask you a question.

And the meme goes on...ladadadadee....ladadadadai...
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I'll probably be sorry, but I give.

Please leave a one-word comment that you think best describes me.

It can only be one word.

No more.

Then copy & paste this in your journal so that I may leave a word about you.
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[ profile] wavyarms was feeling a bit susceptible to suggestion this week and had people tell her things they would like to see her write about.

I kinda liked this idea, and it's less formal than the interview thing.

So, is there anything you good folks would like to know? Ask me about something (preferably something I would know about, but which you are curious about), and I'll write about it.

Thanks, y'all.

-unoriginal dietrich out.
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I like the new version of this meme, wherein if you've done any of these things, let me know and I have to come up with a new one.

1. Was awakened by and witnessed an incredibly violent electrical storm at midnight, from a train car passing through Kansas.
2. Operated a turntable (also known as a revolve) on a show; was required to light candles on candelabras on the set walls before moving it into position.
3. Fed a rhea from my hand.
4. Held onto a dolphin's dorsal fin as she took me for a short swim.
5. Sang 'O Holy Night' in French. Met James Earl Jones in an elevator. (Imagine Darth Vader simply saying, "Hi.")
6. Petted an octopus in his natural habitat.
7. Competed in the Miss Teen New Jersey pageant.
8. Climbed the Acropolis. Climbed the winding, steep stairs to the top of the Alcazar in Segovia.
9. Directed two one-act plays and a musical.
10. Came within three feet of molten lava. Saw Spalding Gray perform in probably his last tour before he died.
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Well, the second semester of my second year of law school has begun, and already I'm overwhelmed. I had gotten so used to the co-op situation, to working every day at the non-profit, that being back in classes is a bit of a shock. I must admit I prefer the practical experience. Sure, it was long hours, but I generally left the work at work. Now it's back to school-driven long-range deadlines, which I still, after all these years, manage to leave to the last minute.

Good news is, the firm might be interested in bringing me on once I graduate. They need someone specializing in alternative family structures, not to mention someone to stay on the edge of all the legislation that's beginning to result from the legalization of gay marriage. It might be a good place to start, but I have to admit I'm holding out a little for the lobbying group I'm looking at for my next co-op: legalize poly marriage or bust, baby!

I will say, given that last remark, that it's weird being single. It's years since I've had an apartment to myself, only my own voice answering when I ask the walls what's happening to me. But law school does have a way of eating your life. For now, at least, gone are the days of dating three people and going to *those* kinds of parties. There just isn't time, and anyway, sex isn't that important. My career is paramount; everything else can wait.

Okay, off to pick up my dry-cleaning...

[This post brought to you by Richard Adams, Lewis Carroll, and the numbers 1-27-05.]
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It's especially fun because it's hard to know whether you're right or not!

Name a CD you own that no-one else on your friends list does:

Secret Agent Abe, Canaan. This is an incredible little EP from a local NJ band who play a kind of surfer/funk/Arabian/rock mix with a mercurial soprano lead singer. Sadly, after randomly seeing them live as an opener for someone else and buying this CD, I discoverd that it's actually God-rock! Sigh...

Name a book you own that no-one else on your friends list does:

Hmm...Funny thing is, I want to name something that I'm also proud of owning. Let's go with Christopher Tilghman's The Way People Run.

Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no-one else on your friends list does:

I could cheat and mine [ profile] imlad's collection of obscure Russian stuff...except I don't know what any of it is. :) Let's say Bill Hicks: Revelations.

Name a place that you have visited that no-one else on your friends list has:

I doubt I can do this. My travel hasn't been all that exotic...let's see...the island of Hydra in Greece?

EDIT: How about The Washington Hotel in Princess Anne, Maryland?


Sep. 21st, 2004 11:52 pm
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From [ profile] moominmolly:

Go to Google Image Search and enter a word or two words that remind you of me. Then select a picture from the first page or two of hits and post it as a comment.

(See the insanity here.)

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