avanta7: (I Heart Books)
Interesting things happen when you click a link, and it leads to another link, which leads to another....

I ran across a website devoted to Rory Gilmore of The Gilmore Girls, a TV show I've never watched and know nothing about. It seems Miss Rory was a reader of renown, and this website had listed all the reading material she had mentioned or read during the course of the series.

And so, in the best interest of all readers everywhere, I copied the list, alphabetized it, eliminated the duplicates, corrected spellings and authors as necessary, and lastly deleted the travel guides and dictionaries. I hereby present to you:

The Rory Gilmore Reading Meme!

Bold those you have read, italicize those on Mt. TBR, strike through those attempted but never finished.

And please let me know if you see any duplicates, misspellings, or misattributions that I missed.

Cut because the list has 239 books )

Whew! That's a lot of books to be mentioned in one TV series.
avanta7: (Embrace Democracy)
...I was inspired to find and take the following quiz again.

My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 4, Libertarian: 4.01

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -2.81

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Culture War Stance
Score: -5.36

Political Spectrum Quiz

Not a whole lot of change from the the last time I took it.


Apr. 30th, 2011 02:06 pm
avanta7: (MegaNerd)
For those of you who've seen the "Born This Way" episode of Glee - what would your shirt say?


Feb. 28th, 2011 05:48 pm
avanta7: (BookWorms)
Haven't done of of these for a while...

What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm

You're probably in the final stages of a Ph.D. or otherwise finding a way to make your living out of reading. You are one of the literati. Other people's grammatical mistakes make you insane.

Dedicated Reader
Literate Good Citizen
Book Snob
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
avanta7: (Default)
Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah Jane Smith
Take Which Doctor Who companion are you? (girls) today!
Created with Rum and Monkey's Personality Test Generator.
You're Sarah Jane Smith!

The intrepid girl reporter, you invented spunky. You never rest in your relentless pursuit of what The People (and you) Want to Know, and have a profound sense of justice. You are cheerfully incapable of following orders, and have a very individualistic sense of style--much like the Doctor himself. It's no wonder you two get on so well, even if his absentmindedness makes him a bit of a handful sometimes.
avanta7: (Reject Reality)

Your result for Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test...

You are the Innocent

75% Innocent, 13% Orphan, 58% Warrior, 54% Caregiver, 58% Seeker, 67% Lover, 63% Destroyer, 54% Creator, 48% Magician, 50% Ruler, 71% Sage and 25% Fool!

Goal: remain in safety

Fear: abandonment

Response to Dragon/Problem: Deny or seek rescue

Task: Fidelity, discernment

Gift: Trust, optimism, loyalty

Addictions: Consumerism, sugar, cheerfulness

The Journey of the Innocent, in all its versions, begins in a kind of utopia, a safe, secure, peaceful, loving environment. Suddenly, we are thrown fro m that environment and enter a world where we are judged, where unfair discriminations are made, where conflict and violence are rampant and illusions are shattered.”

The Innocent in each of us, however, knows that if that safe garden is possible anywhere or anytime, even if we personally never remember experiencing it, then it can be recreated sometimes, by someone.

Only at the end of our journey are we Wise Innocents, knowing the whole breadth of life’s experiences, and choosing to create a peaceful, egalitarian world where all creatures can be known, honoured, and empowered.

The Innocent also believes that it is important to stay defined by one’s persona and have no secrets from the world.

Shadow Side:

The Shadow side of the innocent wants to protect the innocent state by refusing the Fall, and can cause us to be in denial about our own actions. When healthy, Innocents transgress, forgive themselves, moderate their behaviour, and move on. Shadow innocents blame themselves if others violate their principles.

How others will see you:

Shadow Orphans will tempt the Innocent to cross the physical and metaphorical street and to flout the rules. The Shadow Warrior will wage war on the Innocent, criticizing unmercifully.

The Shadow Caregiver will demand sacrifice and accuse the Innocent of selfishness if he or she shows the slightest regard for personal wishes or welfare.

You will see others as:

Seekers will be seen as heretics, Destroyers as enemies, Lovers as immoral seducers, and Creators as dangerous sources of hubris.

Take Awakening the Hero Within: Hero Archetype Test at HelloQuizzy

avanta7: (Leonardo)
You Are the Artist
You are unique and inspired. You aren't happy unless you are making art of some sort.
Almost anything can be a catalyst for your creativity. You find the whole world stimulating.

You have beautiful visions, and you're good at expressing them. You like people to see what you see.
You also have an inventor's spirit. You're always thinking up new ideas and concepts.

I can live with that. Although, I rather expected something more along the lines of "You Are the Hermit". :D
avanta7: (Actors)
Snagged from any number of folks:

How many of these best-picture Oscar nominated movies have you seen? Bold the ones you've seen, regardless of whether you saw them in the cinema, on TV/video, or on a plane years after they came out.

1980. Ordinary People, Coal Miner's Daughter, The Elephant Man, Raging Bull, Tess

1981. Chariots of Fire, Reds, Atlantic City, On Golden Pond, Raiders of the Lost Ark

1982. Gandhi, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Missing, Tootsie, The Verdict

1983. Terms of Endearment, The Big Chill, The Dresser, The Right Stuff, Tender Mercies

1984. Amadeus, The Killing Fields, A Passage to India, Places in the Heart, A Soldier's Story

1985. Out of Africa, The Color Purple, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Prizzi's Honor, Witness

1986. Platoon, Children of a Lesser God, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Mission, A Room with a View

1987. The Last Emperor, Broadcast News, Fatal Attraction, Hope and Glory, Moonstruck

1988. Rain Man, The Accidental Tourist, Dangerous Liaisons, Mississippi Burning, Working Girl (Working Girl was nominated as Best Picture? Really? That's very strange.)

1989. Driving Miss Daisy, Born on the Fourth of July, Dead Poets Society, Field of Dreams, My Left Foot

1990. Dances with Wolves, Awakenings, Ghost, The Godfather Part III, Goodfellas

1991. The Silence of the Lambs, Beauty and the Beast, Bugsy, JFK, The Prince of Tides

1992. Unforgiven, The Crying Game, A Few Good Men, Howards End, Scent of a Woman

1993. Schindler's List, The Fugitive, In the Name of the Father, The Piano, The Remains of the Day

1994. Forrest Gump, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, The Shawshank Redemption

1995. Braveheart, Apollo 13, Babe, Il Postino (The Postman), Sense and Sensibility

1996. The English Patient, Fargo, Jerry Maguire, Secrets & Lies, Shine

1997. Titanic, As Good as It Gets, The Full Monty, Good Will Hunting, L.A. Confidential

1998. Shakespeare in Love, Elizabeth, Life Is Beautiful (La vita è bella), Saving Private Ryan, The Thin Red Line

1999. American Beauty, The Cider House Rules, The Green Mile, The Insider, The Sixth Sense

2000. Gladiator, Chocolat, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Erin Brockovich, Traffic

2001. A Beautiful Mind, Gosford Park, In the Bedroom, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, Moulin Rouge!

2002. Chicago, Gangs of New York, The Hours, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The Pianist

2003. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Lost in Translation, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Mystic River, Seabiscuit

2004. Million Dollar Baby, The Aviator, Finding Neverland, Ray, Sideways

2005. Crash, Brokeback Mountain, Capote, Good Night and Good Luck, Munich

2006. The Departed, Babel, Letters from Iwo Jima, Little Miss Sunshine, The Queen

2007. No Country for Old Men, Atonement, Juno, Michael Clayton, There Will Be Blood

2008. Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, Milk, The Reader
avanta7: (Respectable)
Nabbed from the Madame....

Ya don't drink, ya don't smoke, what do ya do? )

I'm curious. Why is having sex with someone in one's parents' bed a bigger fine than driving drunk?
avanta7: (Dukedom)
I seem to remember doing this particular list, or something very similar, a couple of years ago....

So, how many of these have YOU read? )

Total read: 40
Total TBR: 9
avanta7: (Dark Side)
My Political Views
I am a left social libertarian
Left: 4.15, Libertarian: 4.2

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Foreign Policy Views
Score: -3.38

Political Spectrum Quiz

My Culture War Stance
Score: -5.49

Political Spectrum Quiz
avanta7: (Default)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] jillville

You are The Moon

Hope, expectation, Bright promises.

The Moon is a card of magic and mystery - when prominent you know that nothing is as it seems, particularly when it concerns relationships. All logic is thrown out the window.

The Moon is all about visions and illusions, madness, genius and poetry. This is a card that has to do with sleep, and so with both dreams and nightmares. It is a scary card in that it warns that there might be hidden enemies, tricks and falsehoods. But it should also be remembered that this is a card of great creativity, of powerful magic, primal feelings and intuition. You may be going through a time of emotional and mental trial; if you have any past mental problems, you must be vigilant in taking your medication but avoid drugs or alcohol, as abuse of either will cause them irreparable damage. This time however, can also result in great creativity, psychic powers, visions and insight. You can and should trust your intuition.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Pass me my meds, please. :D
avanta7: (Not Your LJ)

Your Word is "Think"

You see life as an amazing mix of possibilities, ideas, and fascinations.

And sometimes you feel like you don't have enough time to take it all in.

You love learning. Whether you're in school or not, you're probably immersed in several subjects right now.

When you're not learning, you're busy reflecting. You think a lot about the people you know and the things you've experienced.

avanta7: (Lost Icon)
I haven't done any of the other year-end quizzies, memes, etc., but decided to take the time for this one.

  1. What did you do in 2008 that you'd never done before? -- Sold a house. Filed a grievance. Filed a discrimination complaint. Became a licensed foster parent. Knitted a sweater. Knitted socks. Spent an ungodly amount of money on yarn. Bought an artificial Christmas tree. Voted for a black man for president. Went to Point Reyes National Seashore. Went to Fort Bragg. Drove from Arkansas to Alabama and back. Rode in an ambulance. Began taking high blood pressure medication. Designed a crocheted table runner. Had oral surgery. Subscribed to knitting and crochet magazines. Paid over $50.00 for 14 gallons of gasoline.

    Click for the rest of the story. )

    It's after 10 here on the Pacific Coast. I bid you all a good night, and a very Happy New Year!


Dec. 31st, 2008 09:03 pm
avanta7: (Not Your LJ)
Seen at [livejournal.com profile] martip's and [livejournal.com profile] shendoah's....

I took the 43 Things Personality Quiz and found out I'm a
Spiritual Self-Improving Self-Knower

Ahem. The guru is in. Line forms to the right.
avanta7: (LJ Strait Jacket)
Rules and Regulations
A) People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blog and replace any question that they dislike with a new, original question.

B) Tag eight people. Don't refuse to do that. Don't tag who tagged you.

Tag! You're it!


If you could have one thing right now, what would it be? -- A new place to work. Not a new career or a new agency, just a different office to go to every day.

How do you style your hair? -- Blow dry upside down with a round brush. It's short, it takes about 30 seconds.

What's the last book you read? -- The Postman Always Rings Twice by James M. Cain. Currently re-reading Madeline L'Engle's Murry series.

What colour shirt are you wearing now? -- Black & white striped.

Are you an innie or an outie? -- You gotta be kidding me.

Do you nap a lot? -- Lately, yes. Normally, um, yes.

Who was the last person you hugged? -- Spouse! Smooched him, too!

What, in your opinion, is your contribution to the world at large? -- I'm a fabulous auntie. And I'm a public servant, and happy to be thus.

What was the last thing you ate today? -- Popcorn. And I'm still eating it.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? -- With make-up, about 45 minutes. Without make-up, about 35 minutes.

What Web sites do you visit daily? -- Comcast, Ravelry, and LiveJournal.

What's the last movie you watched? -- Terminator 2: Judgment Day. It was on some cable channel earlier this evening.

What time is your usual bedtime? -- 10:30ish.

What cell phone model do you own? -- Umm, some LG flip phone. I never pay attention. It's just a phone.

What is your favourite weather? -- Clear and coolish, but not too cool, or warmish, but not too warm. Anything below 50F and over 80F and I start getting uncomfortable.

How many pets do you have? -- Three. Well, four if I count spouse.

What's the most recent dream you remember? -- Um. I don't remember my dreams. At least, not recent ones. I remember a couple of nightmares I had when I was a kid. But that's not the question.

Where would you see yourself in ten years? -- Retired! And sitting in my very own bookstore, drinking tea and knitting.

What's your favorite genre of music? -- I have to choose? Okay, my favorite is anything except gangsta rap and the Top 40 with a twang currently called "country". I'm not overly fond of what passes for Top 40 these days either. Otherwise, play it! I'll probably like it.

What's your favorite food? -- Mongolian beef, when it's made right.
avanta7: (LJ Strait Jacket)
Schlepped from [livejournal.com profile] sharpchick:

The Life Experience Test

Overall, you have partaken in 94 out of 176 possible life experiences.
Your average life experience score is therefore 53%.

The average score is 51%, making your experiences more than 53% of the people who have taken this test.
The average for your age group (36-55) is 56%.

Broken down by category:
Art: 7/17 (41%)

Career & Work: 9/13 (69%)

Civics & Technology: 2/7 (29%)

Crime & Disarray: 1/11 (9%)

Education: 7/18 (39%)

Fashion: 10/15 (67%)

Fitness, Health and Sports: 3/7 (43%)

Life in General: 10/14 (71%)

Relationships: 11/14 (79%)

Religion & Politics: 3/4 (75%)

Social: 13/22 (59%)

Travel: 8/20 (40%)

Vices: 10/14 (71%)

Take the test and see how YOU compare
avanta7: (Leonardo)

There Are 0 Gaps in Your Knowledge

Where you have gaps in your knowledge:

No Gaps!

Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:








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