Meme time

Jul. 7th, 2015 11:44 pm
luscious_purple: OMG WTF BBQ (OMG WTF BBQ)
Supposedly there is a meme now going around on LJ:

Hey, I'm all for the few remaining LJ users (well, "few" comparatively speaking) finding each other.

The first time I tried to comment on the original post, it got marked as "spam," probably because I included a link to the SCA. I took it out and then the comment posted. Anyway, here are my answers the way I originally wrote them.

1.) Name (What you want to be called): Patty or Patricia (either is fine)
2.) Timezone: U.S. Eastern
3.) Languages: English
4.) Hobbies: The Society for Creative Anachronism is my great hobby, interest and passion. It's the overarching framework for a lot of my other activities. That said, I'd list my current hobbies as reading, fiber arts (especially knitting), English country dancing, and playing music (percussion and recorder) for English country dancing.
5.) Interests: Lithuanian history, heraldry, astronomy, history of science.
5 1/2.) Fandoms: I lean more to Star Trek than Star Wars. Also: Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter, and a whole lotta bands and TV series that don't exist anymore.
6.) Passions: Progressive politics, Unitarian Universalism
7.) Guilty pleasure music/song/band: Various '80s and alternative stuff
8.) Level of activity on LJ: (i.e., frequent updater, lurker, just a commenter, etc.) I post about 9 to 15 times a month, depending on mood.
9.) DNW: far-right conservatives, tea partiers, homophobic racists and sexists
10.) Words to live by: If I am not for myself, who will be? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?

1.) Do you have faith in the next generation? Why? My friends' kids are awesome. I hope certain people in the older generation don't ruin our world before they inherit it.
2.) What makes you laugh? The humor posts on the "Single Dad Laughing" blog
3.) What exotic pet would you like to have? I don't think people should have exotic pets.
4.) What is the next planned event you're looking to in your life? A professional conference in October
5.) What was your favorite food when you were a child? Potato pancakes and sour cream
6.) What is your favorite time of day/day of the week/month of the year? Early evening/no preference/September
7.) What do you want to be when you grow up? Employed
8.) What is something you learned in the last week? Power-boat racing used to be a popular sport on the Chesapeake Bay.
9.) If you could be any fictional character, who would you choose? Hermione Granger
10.) Who/what is your spirit animal? Don't really have one.

post a gif, image, video, or words to give a more personal touch
I find it inspiring that Weird Al Yankovic is having the best year of his career at age 55! I find this song of his hilarious because I am such a grammar nerd:
luscious_purple: scribal blot (scribal icon)
Questions from

1.What is one of your diehard traditions for Christmas Eve?
My Christmas Eves have changed over the years. When I was young I spent them at home with my parents and we left milk and cookies out for my Dad (oops, I meant "Santa"). After he died, my mother and I baked cookies and exchanged gifts. Now I go for dinner and a gift swap at one of my cousins' houses.

2.How do you start your Christmas Day?
When I was young, I could ooh and aah over the presents under the tree, but my father believed that we should celebrate Jesus' birthday first. So I could empty out my stocking at breakfast, but the rest of the presents had to wait until we came back from morning Mass. Nowadays, I'll be staying at my cousin Steve's home, so I will have breakfast with the family and try not to feel like a total outsider.

3.Is there one gift in particular that you’d like to find under your tree?
A job offer. Or a pile of cash.

4.If you don’t celebrate Christmas, is there a holiday you do celebrate at this time?
Not applicable. (But I do respect other religious traditions.)

5.Do you have plans for New Year’s Eve yet?
Staying home with the boy toy. I don't like to be out on the road for New Year's Eve -- I once worked with a guy whose fiancee had been killed by a drunk driver on NYE in the mid-1970s.

Meme time

Oct. 17th, 2013 02:37 pm
luscious_purple: Daily News: Mitt Hits the Fan (Mitt hits the fan)
Quiz: What Kind of Liberal Are You?

My Liberal Identity

You are a Reality-Based Intellectualist, also known as the liberal elite. You are a proud member of what's known as the reality-based community, where science, reason, and non-Jesus-centric thought reign supreme.

Take the quiz at Political Humor

luscious_purple: OMG WTF BBQ (OMG WTF BBQ)
This week I felt like posting a "word of the day" every day on Facebook. No other explanation, just to see what would happen.

Here are the four words for this week (so far):

Yes, they are ALL actual words! And people have been responding to them...

"oooohhhhh !! I know, I know, I know, ooooooo,,, oooooo, ooooooo."
"Oooh, new one on me! Thanks!"
"Sounds a lot like a 'word' my 6-year-old often uses: 'actular.'"
"U made me look it up - Good Word! Useful in the mundane world and the world of the SCA."
"ooooh, ooh, ooh,, me, on me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
"Interesting concept. Might work in making families of fiction as well"

Hey, might as well have fun stretching everyone's vocabulary a bit, and salute the things I've been picking up at the Very Prestigious Institution.
luscious_purple: i'm in ur fizx lab, testin ur string therry (string therry)
Your results:
You are An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Mr. Scott
Jean-Luc Picard
Beverly Crusher
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
Geordi LaForge
Will Riker
Deanna Troi
James T. Kirk (Captain)
Mr. Sulu
Since your accomplishments are seldom noticed,
and you are rarely thought of, you are expendable.
That doesn't mean your job isn't important but if you
were in Star Trek you would be killed off in the first
episode you appeared in.

Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

luscious_purple: Star Wars Against Hate (Default)
Can't say that this is 100 percent true ... I'm not THAT much of a "Type A," am I?

You Are Charming and Eloquent

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.

Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.

Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.


Jan. 3rd, 2012 12:24 pm
luscious_purple: Star Wars Against Hate (Default)
Just because I haven't done one of these things in a long, long, long time.

Your rainbow is shaded red.


What is says about you: You are a passionate person. You appreciate energetic people. You get bored easily and want friends who will keep up with you.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

luscious_purple: Baby blasting milk carton with death-ray vision (death-ray baby)
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Your Result: Science/Math Nerd

(Absolute Insane Laughter as you pour toxic chemicals into a foaming tub of death!)

Well, maybe you aren't this extreme, but you're in league with the crazy scientists/mathmeticians of today. Very few people have the talent of math and science is something takes a lot of brains as well. Thank whosever God you worship, or don't worship, so thank no deity whatsoever in your case, for you people! Most of us would have died off without your help.

Social Nerd
Literature Nerd
Artistic Nerd
Drama Nerd
Gamer/Computer Nerd
Anime Nerd
What Be Your Nerd Type?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
luscious_purple: Star Wars Against Hate (Default)

You've Changed 8% in 10 Years

You've hardly changed in ten years, from your lifestyle to those (now) very retro clothes.

And unless you were really ahead of your time, you probably need to acquaint yourself with the modern world!

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