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So this past Friday was my two-year anniversary on LJ. It's only appropriate that I'm writing an entry commemorating this two days late, as anyone who knows me at all knows that ninety percent of my interactions with people begin with some variation on the "Sorry I'm late! It's only mostly my fault!" theme.

Anyway. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted a journal I could keep on my computer, just like Doogie Howser. I always thought that was just the COOLEST. I so totally wanted a sweet computer and a genius IQ and the ability to write succinct, meaningful journal entries that encapsulated whatever new lesson about the complexities of the human condition I'd recently learned. Flash-forward a decade to yours truly discovering LiveJournal, and two years later here I am. Two whole years! That's craziness.

I have had so much fun with this thing. And most of that fun comes from the truly excellent people on my friends list, and the kind people who have commented in my journal, and the Real Life people who have stumbled upon this journal and discovered my creepy JC obsession and have refrained from mentioning it to my face. You are all quite fabulous.

And so, you know, I'm no Doogie. My entries are mostly meaningless and long-winded, and my computer freezes up and crash for no good reason every third day, and my IQ never really reached genius heights and seems to be dropping precipitously with every passing day at my boring job, but you know what? Doogie never had mad cool people like those on my friends list commenting on his entries and posting interesting, thought-provoking, and funny things for him to read. Nor did he have JC or Lionel Richie icons. Not to mention the fact that Doogie himself was fictional. I've so made out better!
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name meme )
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1. What book is in your bathroom?

Me Talk Pretty One Day by Dave Sedaris.

2. What book is in your purse/backpack?

Bel Canto by Anne Patchett. My lunchtime reading, and I keep going back late to work because I don't want to put it down! But when I'm home, I can't read it because I want it to last as many lunches as possible. Can you tell I heart it?

3. What book is on your bedside table?

The Secret History by Donna Tartt, which was the last book I finished before starting Bel Canto. And also, Whale Summer by Chris Crutcher, a YA novel. Also, Pride & Prejudice and The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way by Bill Bryson.

4. What was the last book you lent someone?

Can't remember! Was it as far back as when I lent Anna Mona in the Promised Land? Might've been.

5. What was the last book you lent out that someone brought back to you?

See answer to number 4. Anna's good people.

6. What book do you have loaner copies of, solely for the purpose of foisting it on unsuspecting friends and relatives?

You know, I do have multiple copies of a few books, but usually that's because I forget that I've already purchased a book, or because I buy it as a gift for someone and then end up giving said someone something else, etc. So, don't really have any in particular.

Oh God. I didn't do the dishes. Dammit. Off to do so, then bed!
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I am curious! Unashamedly so! Well, perhaps there is a pinch of shame in there, but not enough to alter my course of action.

I ____ Jess.
Jess is ____.
If I were alone in a room with Jess, I would _______.
I think Jess should _____.
Jess needs ______.
I want to ______ Jess.
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your%20fantasy%20TV%20boyfriend%20is%20Dawson%20Leery
Who's your fantasy TV boyfriend?

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What? No! No no! Dawson is so not my fantasy boyfriend! I mean, if I had to pick someone from Capeside, it would be Pacey! In a heartbeat! Not Dawson!

Ha! Just shamelessly went back and changed a few answers and now Pacey is my fantasy boyfriend. That's better.

Though, to be honest, my real Fantasy TV Boyfriend is actually Jim Rockford, but I doubt he's even a result. My mom went out on a date with a guy who looked so much like James Garner that when my grandmother opened the door to him, she almost fell over. When my mother told me this while we were watching a syndicated ep of The Rockford Files, I was horrified that my mother passed him up, at least initially, since after some thought I realized that her shacking up with Faux James Garner would have negated my existence. Still! An approximation of Jim Rockford! Who could resist?
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As a history major, I am obligated to post this. As a decent person, I will use the cut tag to spare all those who don't care which Founding Father I am.

come on, you know you want to know )
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1. What's the first thing you remember wanting to be when you grew up?

A nursery nurse. Or whatever those nurses who take care of babies right after they're born are called. Part of me still thinks that would be a nice job.

24 more questions behind the tag )
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I've seen his survey lurking around livejournal and couldn't resist.

Full Name: Jessica (too paranoid to give out more)

Nicknames: Jess, Jessie, Lieutenant, J-Bone

DOB: 6/11/80

Sex: F

Height: 5'6"

Hair Color: Dark brown, almost black.

Eye Color: Hazel.

Location: Upstate New York, baby. Exciting, happening place.

Do you make fun of people: Only my close friends and family, who know it's a sign of affection.

Have you ever been convicted of a crime?: Negatory.

One pillow or two?: Two.

Pets: Two cats, Scout and Molly (who happened to be sitting by me when I picked my screenname five years ago)

Favorite Type of Music: I like almost any type, but I'm a sucker for 70s singer/songwriters (James Taylor, Carole King, etc) -- God, could I GET more uncool?

Words or Phrases you overuse: "Totally" "what's up with that?" "I mean" -- and countless others I can't think of at the moment.

Favorite Food: Potatos, cheee, or chocolate. Can't pick just one!

Do you get along with your parents?: Very well.

Favorite Ice Cream: Lately, Breyer's Vanilla.

Favorite Soft Drink: Coke/Pepsi

Favorite Website: livejournal, lately. Or The New York Times.

Least Favorite Subject in School: Spanish.

Favorite Sport to Watch: Baseball.

Things I've learned from life: That it's all about being honest, kind, and aware. And to have a sense of humor. And lots of other things.

Favorite number: Eleven. I like double numbers (11, 22, 33, etc.).

Favorite color: Red.

Greatest experience in your lifetime: Can't think of one big thing, I'm more the sequence of little moments kind. Like countless evenings eating dinner with my family growing up, talking and laughing and fighting.

Why are you here on earth?: Haven't received that memo yet.

Drinking habits: None, really.
Do you believe in reincarnation?: Don't think so. Cool idea, though.

Would you rather be deaf or blind?: Deaf, I think.

If you found out your best friend was gay/lesbian?: Umm...not care?

Do you consider yourself a good listener?: I think I can be.

Would you rather be short or tall?: Short, for some reason.

Do you like to dance?: Yes.

Do you like to talk on the phone?: Sure.

Would you rather go on a walk or watch tv?: Watch TV.

If you could change your name, what would it be?: I like my name.

If you were in a theater and someone was crying, would you laugh?: Why would I?

Have you ever thought you were going to die?: In a plane, once. It was scary.

What little known talents do you possess?: I can say the alphabet backwards.

If you could be any animal what would you be?: A cat.

What is your favorite gum?: Light pink Extra gum. The bubblegum kind. It looks like grown up gum but you can blow bubbles with it.

How do you eat an Oreo?: Split it, eat the cream, then the cookies. I love the white stuff, could probably eat it like ice cream (I know that grosses people out, but it's the truth!).

Do you eat chicken fingers with a fork?: No.

Do you eat the stems of broccoli?: Are there really people who don't?

Dream Job: I'd like to be independently wealthy.

Fav Movie: Too many to list (but I'll try). Bringing Up Baby, His Girl Friday, Airplane, The Shawshank Redemption, Life is Beautiful, lots more.

What does your name mean: Wealth, I think.

Your high school graduation year: 1998

What's on your mousepad: Office Max logo.

In the car - ac or windows: Depends on the temp and whether my car's engine is hot. I try to use the windows a lot.

Favorite game: Pictionary.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: No idea.

First thought in the morning: Dammit.

Rollercoasters- deadly or exciting: Exciting!

How many rings before you answer the phone: However many it takes to find it.

What is your zodiac sign: Gemini.

What's on your walls in your room: I'll give you my dorm room -- Say Anything poster; Starry Night poster; Jack Vettriano print; that nurse/sailor kiss pic from VJ (or VE? can neverremember) Day; postcards of James Dean, The Graduate, and To Have and Have Not; pictures of my four year old cousin; my ticket to my first Mets game; pictures of friends, Magnolia movie poster; a Gore/Lieberman sticker; a picture my (other) four year old cousin drew for me.

Whew! All done. All typos in this are the responsibility of my brother's dumbass computer, the keyboard of which keeps sticking.

Happy weekend, all!

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