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You guys! This is way later than the Christmas List meme usually starts...everyone quick go post yours!

Also, if you've already done it, comment and point me at it so I can take a look-see. :}

Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list.

And now here's the important part:
- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out; it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish and it might come true. Give and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

Don't forget to include a shipping address.

List away! )

Meme time!

Jun. 16th, 2010 04:25 pm
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I like audience interaction; what can I say?

"I think it's inevitable that as we read each other's journals we create mental pictures of each other. Post this on your own journal to find out who your friends see when they read about your life.

"Two Rules:
1) The person must be in the movies or on TV (but doesn't have to be an actor/actress). The person can be specific to a role or character or just the person.
2) Post a picture.
2a) Repost to your own journal."

Modification: Person doesn't have to be in TV/movies, but must be a visual reference--illustration, portrait, animated character, anything like that will work, too.

Have fun! :D


Feb. 11th, 2010 10:55 pm
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[livejournal.com profile] attack_laurel posted this the other day and it reduced me to--literally--a crying mess in my cubicle. Let me tell you, swallowing down a half-dozen sobs when your next-door neighbor is three feet away behind a fabric wall? Awkward.

Obviously, though, her post struck quite a chord with me. I had already been pondering that day, all about my own self-talk. I lead a workshop periodically at work, telling people about self-talk, the power of it, and how important it is that your self-talk be positive, because it really can be a determining factor in your happiness and success.

...And then I go home and rip on myself so badly I don't even want to be alive anymore sometimes. Oh, the irony. Which explains why I cried.

Simply put, my self-talk is toxic. I actively disparage myself in ways that, when I repeat them, are horrifying. I would never say those things about another person. I would be ashamed to even think them. So what am I doing saying them repeatedly to myself? Too fat, too ugly, too unlovable...I've given myself carte blanche to say these things to myself over and over.

And now I'm stopping.

I know I can't be the only person here with self-doubt. We're all our own harshest critics, so I'm passing this on because it did me a lot of good, and I hope it can help you, too.

She said:

So let's talk about our beautiful, wonderful, miraculous selves - in the comments, today, tomorrow, and whenever you read this, tell me something you love about yourself. Don't temper it with any negatives - tell your body and mind and soul that you love them. If you're uncomfortable putting your name to your comment, post it anonymously.

No negatives. No buts. No "on the other hand I hate this". You don't need to hide your wonderful self when you talk to me, I won't think less of you. You're not bragging, you're celebrating.

I invite you to join in here. All of you--lurkers, friends-of-friends, men, women, anybody. Leave a comment; tell me what you love about yourself. I'll go first (and, because I really, really think this such a good thing, they are different good things, in addition to the ones that I left as a comment in the original post. How's that for a bonus!)

I love how strong my body is, and how much it can endure. I love that I have a distinctive laugh. I was able to learn a second language as an adult, and speak it fluently with no trace of an accent. I am a fantastic public speaker and can hold an audience's attention even when I'm just explaining how to properly complete government paperwork. I have cute little feet that can fit cooperatively into a range of sizes, so I can wear all sorts of fun, cute shoes. I have a freckle in the same place on each shoulder, and the symmetry of it absolutely delights me for no other reason than that it's there. I love that I look like my dad, who is one of the people that I love and respect most in the entire world--I love it when people tell me they can tell we're related. I'm a great problem-solver with very logical, linear thinking patterns...and I love that, too.

Ready? Go! Think of it as the most aggressively positive meme ever.

Way back.

Jan. 15th, 2010 01:24 am
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I refuse to post the rules. Basically? Everybody likes cute baby pictures. Go post yours!

According to my mother I was a smiley baby.

I was also apparently cute at some point in my life, which is kind of a relief to know. )

*Which...I am. Or more accurately, I am my dad, only shorter and with a nicer rack. But in terms of personality? Freakishly similar. Except for the engineering part.
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2008 was the year of making things for other people. I did finally do something for me in August, when I made the Venetian, but for the most part, my projects were for other people. It was definitely a learning experience, as was the whole "Let's see how fast I can get this done on a deadline," thing.

In 2008, I made: )
In 2009, I plan to: )
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Someone asked me why I like dressing up so much.

I...really don't have a good answer for that. So help me out, costumey people. Why do you wear costumes?
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Walker, Texas Ranger is on USA?


Awesome story-quiz-thing. I laughed. )

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