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Meme time

stolen from ncp

You know how sometimes people on your friendslist post about stuff going on in their life, and all of a sudden you think "Wait a minute? Since when were they working THERE? Since when were they dating HIM/HER? Since when?" And then you wonder how you could have missed all that seemingly pretty standard information, but somehow you feel too ashamed to ask for clarification because it seems like info you should already know? It happens to all of us sometimes.

Please copy the topics below, erase my answers and put yours in their place, and then post it in your journal! Please elaborate on the questions that would benefit from elaboration. One-word answers seldom help anyone out.

NAME: Jackie

AGE: 27

LOCATION: Berkeley, CA, temporarily. My husband and I are originally from the east coast (New England) and plan on moving back there after I'm done with grad school. Assuming that ever happens.

OCCUPATION: Planaria wrangler and part-time manuscript editor

PARTNER: CJ, who is an amazing physics teacher and even better husband.

KIDS: One on the way! At the moment we're calling it Bob.

BROTHERS/SISTERS: One awesome younger sister. The six year age gap was annoying growing up but now that we're both adult-ish it's kinda cool. :)

PARENTS: Oh man, I don't know if I want to get into that in a meme. Let's just say that I love my family but they can drive me nuts sometimes.

PETS: Two cats. We have the stupid-but-adorable Sophie, who we adopted, and our cranky old lap cat Luna/Tuna, who adopted us.


1) Um, have I mentioned that I'm pregnant? :P That's kind of the biggie at the moment.

2) Have been 'finishing up experiments' for a manuscript for about six months now. Hopefully that will get finished before the arrival of Thing #1.

3) Are starting to look for 2 bedroom apartments so that when awesome sister (maybe, hopefully) comes to live with us and take care of Bob she will not have to sleep on an air mattress in the living room for a year.

I like Jason Bay

But I am pretty sure he has never high fived a fan in the middle of a double play. We'll miss ya, Manny. Try not to be a jackass in LA.

The Season Starts Now.

I posted something like this for Opening Day 2004... I'm curious to see if Sox fans, as a group, are any less insane now than they were then. I know I'm not.
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Feel free to elaborate on the "something else" answers in the comments!

Sooooo cuuuuuuute!

Baaaaaaaaby albino pygmy monkeys!

Awwwwwww. (article here) That's what y'all get for making me waste 2 hours on lolcats yesterday.

Being a hippie is fun and delicious.

Oh, the things one finds when one is procrastinating and also trying to decide which CSA to join: (Organic) Store Wars. Obi Wan Cannoli and Cuke Skywalker... oh goodness.

For the record, we're going with Terra Firma Farm, mostly because they have a really cute (and apparently also quite handy) mascot. I wrote quite a bit more about CSAs and why I love them over in the food blog. I know you all read BTR religiously anyway, but I figured I'd post the link just in case. ;)

Those Red Sox Nike ads

I know, I know, this one's getting a little old, but hey, it's another opening day at Fenway. And it still never fails to make me tear up (or, um, bawl like a little girl).

This one just makes me smile. :)

In case you need to waste your afternoon

Pajiba commenters pick their five "Desert Island" albums: "...this isn’t a list of what you think are the best albums ever, nor is it a list to show off your wide and diverse musical tastes. It is your true comfort albums. The discs you know you could listen to for the rest of your life, in between cracking coconuts and pushing buttons in the hatch."

Extraordinary Machine - Fiona Apple [.tgz]
Rachmaninoff Piano Concertos (Andre Previn) [.zip] (note, the zip file only has Disc 2, so it's the 3d and 4th concertos. I'm more partial to the 2nd concerto than the 4th, but oh how I love the 3d. I had the privilege of seeing it performed at the BSO once; I totally cried at the end. It was so amazing. But I digress.)
Led Zeppelin IV [.zip]
Living With Ghosts - Patty Griffin [.zip]
O - Damien Rice [.zip]

Honorable mention:
Veronica Mars S1 Soundtrack [.zip]
Welcome Interstate Managers - Fountains of Wayne
'Huh?' - the mumbles [.zip]
Christmas With the Rat Pack
Next - Tufts Beelzebubs [.zip]


(ps to slayerinthedark, I was fully expecting this to break your brain, but then it occurred to me that you probably have a list of "top 100 albums of all time" ready and waiting. And that thought made me smile.)