maveness: (Dean - Forearm)
( Jul. 19th, 2010 12:39 pm)
In an effort to get back to posting more (and of a fannish nature), I'm doing the 30 days of TV meme.

30 Days of TV

Day 01 - A show that should have never been canceled

I'm sure everyone and their brother has said Firefly, but we got a movie, so I felt that we at least got something there. And Middleman is another recent show that I think of fondly and wish we could have had more, but it's a genre show that had quirk, and lord knows that quirk is rare to grab hold, plus add in genre, so I knew going in that the chances of it hanging on for long were slim.

So I'm going to go with Ugly Betty because I felt like it needed just one more season. They rushed the ending. Plus they had gotten the show back on track. And even if they kept things like they are now and jumped in and did a season of "Betty in London with Daniel", I'd be happy because I just want that wee bit more. (Plus, I'm a Daniel/Betty shipper, so I wanted more build up to his feelings. Whether she ever reciprocated them, I wanted that life change for Daniel, where his priorities shifted and it was more apparent. Not the rush of the last two eps.)

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Leverage

God, that episode was nigh on perfect. I didn't realize there'd been something missing this season until that ep, because it was fun and the group was playing, and it wasn't all about Nate or Sophie (I'm sorry, but they're my least favorite characters, so all the highlight being on them makes for less enjoyable).

Plus there's all the joy of spoiler cut )

Now I must download a song. Although I'd prefer all three versions.

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Merlin

For the record, I haven't watched repeats of Merlin since last week. And yet I'm having dreams about it. And Arthur. I kind of like that the show and character have taken over my brain, LOL. It's nice to have something you enjoy unconditionally.

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NASCAR

I'm going to neglect to talk about anything to do with NASCAR or the Nationwide race or Brad Keselowski/Carl Edwards for several reasons (not the least of which is my triggery "Do not emulate Dale Sr." beliefs).

Let's just suffice it to say that there are right ways and wrong ways to get someone else out of your way for the win. I love Brian Vickers, but the one thing I never support is what he did to Mike Bliss in the Open several years ago. And if you're a driver that's displayed that you can do it right, doing it wrong just looks ten kinds of disrespectful to the sport.
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( Mar. 27th, 2009 11:28 am)
1) Comment to this with 3 people for me* and I will give you 3 people.
2) Post this meme with your answers.
3) Provide pictures and the names of 3 people.
4) Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.

(*Edited because I'm just bored enough to want to do this more than once.)

Cliff, Shag, Marry )
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( Dec. 8th, 2008 11:05 am)
From [livejournal.com profile] rivensky: LJ User Meme:

- Go to your user info page.
- In the top right corner, copy and paste your user number and joined date.
- Paste into your journal and challenge your friends to comment with theirs.
- Whomever has the oldest journal wins.

LJ User No.: 716410
Joined: 2002-09-24


*loses*

Although I am kind of surprised it's been that long ago.
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maveness: (Hot)
( Nov. 17th, 2008 01:42 pm)
NASCAR 60 Most Beautiful Meme

Being a sucker for anything that causes any kind of controversy in the NASCAR garage, I had to snap up the NASCAR Sporting News 60 Most Beautiful issue. Because that right there is hilarity enough - the fact that someone even did such an issue.

Well, looking through I see some very obvious flaws. Like, lots of reporters, but a complete lack of representation from the Nationwide or Craftsman Truck series. (Logano doesn't count, as he's not done a full season in either series. Same with Scott Speed.) I do appreciate that they put wives in there (because their sacrifices are huge - they're as much a part of the team as the drivers themselves). I do think there's one problem with wife ranking though - help these men out by always ranking their wives above them if you are including the wife on the list. I think the only wife that got screwed on that front was Delana Harvick. And you know Kevin gloated.

I have a proposition to make regarding this, though. I think all of us horribly bored NASCAR fans should now do our own list of 60. Include drivers (from all series), crew members, wives, media members, owners, family of any sort. I'd say that, because it's NASCAR, the aim should be to keep the list at least 50% drivers and crew. Pictures are always great. Deadline: any time before Daytona.
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maveness: (Entice)
( Oct. 30th, 2008 03:14 pm)
Fandom Meme: Answers

Harry Potter: So it's this series of books (and movies) about a kid wizard that's got glasses and some sort of scar, plus a couple of friends (redheaded boy and the cranky girl). And he's an orphan and there's "houses" and a big ole freaking scary looking dog at some point (which the breed is now part of the National Dog Show - this Thanksgiving on NBC!). Um, and the fandom itself is batshit crazy? *g*

Top Gear: Holy crap. Does this have anything to do with cars? Because if we're talking gears, I'm thinking cars. And I might have to watch if it is about cars. (I'll be highly disappointed if it's about fighter jet pilots, though.)

Charmed: Okay, so there's these three (four) sisters and they're witches and ironically Shannen Dougherty is one of the witches (I know, perfect casting) and that guy from Nip/Tuck was on there. And there was drama, especially when Shannen quit the show and all (hence the fourth sister). Annnnnd...there was a guy that was like their guardian angel or something and he married one of the sisters and then there was baby drama (not to be confused with baby mama drama).

Friday Night Lights: It's this show based on a movie about Texas and high school football. And Kyle Chandler is in it. (Sadly, Tim McGraw is not.) And they play football? And are all drama-rama like high schoolers tend to be? Oh! And Gambit is on there.

Homefront: Wow. Okay, no clue on this one, although I'm going to guess it's something to do with war. Am I right? *g*

You too can still throw in a fandom. Believe me, you want to throw in Twilight. You do. *prods*
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maveness: (Done Blowed Up)
( Oct. 30th, 2008 10:21 am)
Fandom Meme

Name a fandom in comments. Any fandom you can think of. And then I'll tell you what I know about that fandom.

Come on folks, entertain me with really obscure things! (I worked hard the past few days. Today is slacker day.)
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maveness: (Man Can Fly)
( Oct. 20th, 2008 04:07 pm)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] kmonkey because the book selection at my desk is wacky.

* Grab the nearest book.
* Open the book to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post the text of the next seven sentences in your journal along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual one: pick the CLOSEST.



One of Heirens's other victims, a six-year-old girl, was found cut up in pieces in a suburban sewer.

Could I be mistaken about the authenticity of the Lusk letter? Sure. A lot of the experts disagree with me. But what I can say is that unlike the communications that came before it, this one is consistent with what I would expect from the type of UNSUB I suspect Jack the Ripper to have been.

There is much speculation about the best way to catch this elusive and unprecedented killer, some of it from ordinary citizens, some from "experts". Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, whose first Sherlock Holmes novel, A Study in Scarlet, had been published the previous year, speculated that the killer might be a man disguised as a woman.


From The Cases That Haunt Us by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker.

Now the other one.

In the third step (the power stroke), a spark from the spark plug (which isn't shown in the drawing) starts the combustion reaction, producing a sudden expansion of hot combustion gases. Both valves are now closed, so the force of the combustion gases pushes the piston downward. IN the fourth and final step (the exhaust stroke), the exhaust valve opens and the piston moves up to push the combustion gases out of the cylinder. These four steps repeat over and over.

Internal combustion means that combustion occurs in a confined space that, in this case, is formed by the cylinder and the head. The cylinder is literally a cylindrical hole in the engine block. A cylinder produces power only during its power stroke, so most engines have multiple cylinders with staggered cycles.


From The Physics of NASCAR by Diandra Leslie-Pelecky.
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maveness: (My Precious)
( Oct. 20th, 2008 01:36 pm)
I went into this quiz knowing that I have an artistic preference - Impressionist. (In specific, Renoir.) And that I hate Cubist. Ha. I'm amused by these results as they solidly say "Hey, you know your artistic preference." The funny thing is, I love color more than anything, so if it's a bunch of blah paintings, I'm drawn to the one with the most vibrant color or the most interesting subject matter. (There was one in the test that had a cat. Didn't like the technique of the painting, but I was intrigued by the cat.)

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

23 Impressionist, 18 Islamic, 18 Ukiyo-e, -33 Cubist, -41 Abstract and 19 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.


People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

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maveness: (What Happens In Vegas)
( Oct. 1st, 2008 01:25 pm)
Icon meme thingy. Choose every tenth icon and explain it.

Icon meme below )
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maveness: (Good Little Guy)
( Sep. 17th, 2008 08:12 pm)
Take a picture of yourself right now.
Don't change your clothes, don't fix your hair - just take a picture.
Post that picture with NO editing.
Post these instructions with the picture.


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( Sep. 7th, 2008 07:11 pm)
Meme from [livejournal.com profile] georgia_s_brown

There are 30 questions.
Answer each question with one name.
Next to each number, write only the name of the person who fits.
Don't tell the questions to anyone who isn't doing the meme

01. [livejournal.com profile] taraljc
02. [livejournal.com profile] sullivanlane
03. [livejournal.com profile] sullivanlane
04. No answer
05. [livejournal.com profile] celli
06. [livejournal.com profile] roguewords
07. [livejournal.com profile] queenofalostart
08. [livejournal.com profile] bubblesbrnaid
09. [livejournal.com profile] allpurposegirl
10. [livejournal.com profile] eliz
11. [livejournal.com profile] koskha_the_cat
12. [livejournal.com profile] mei_x
13. [livejournal.com profile] queenofalostart
14. [livejournal.com profile] christirose
15. [livejournal.com profile] mrbig1316
16. [livejournal.com profile] margroks
17. [livejournal.com profile] tenel
18. [livejournal.com profile] terileigh
19. [livejournal.com profile] devildoll
20. [livejournal.com profile] pmgoose
21. [livejournal.com profile] pperbkryter
22. [livejournal.com profile] georgia_s_brown
23. [livejournal.com profile] theninthdoctor
24. [livejournal.com profile] deeablo
25. [livejournal.com profile] deeablo
26. [livejournal.com profile] deeablo
27. [livejournal.com profile] tourofduty
28. [livejournal.com profile] sparkymonster
29. [livejournal.com profile] deifire
30. Love you guys!
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maveness: (Default)
( Sep. 6th, 2008 09:23 am)
From [livejournal.com profile] deifire, ten things I like beginning with the letter D.

1. Dierks Bentley (I'm kind of obsessed with him of late)
2. Diners
3. Dixie Chicks
4. Dog (my pup is my love)
5. Dance With Me
6. David Ragan (because nice guys deserve fangirls)
7. Domino's Pizza
8. Denver (John Denver, folk singer extraordinaire)
9. Dancing
10. Deveraux (that's Jude Deveraux)

(The bad thing is, things I could come up with off the top of my head? I don't like. They're obvious D words, but really, I hate diamonds and doughnuts.)
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maveness: (BSG - Starbuck/Apollo)
( Jun. 25th, 2008 05:16 pm)
1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them.

This is more so I can remember what I want to read and what I don't want to read. )
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maveness: (Superman - Man Can Fly)
( Jun. 5th, 2008 01:51 pm)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] taraljc:

You are in a mall when the zombies attack. You have:

1. one weapon.
2. one song blasting on the speakers.
3. one famous person to fight alongside you.

* Weapon can be real or fictional; you may assume endless ammo if applicable. Person can be real or fictional.


1. Vera (Jayne's gun from Firefly)
2. "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
3. Superman (Chris Reeves' Supes)

Cause Vera is badass (thereby making me badass by association), the song would cause the zombies' heads to implode (or for them to fall into a state of contentment just long enough for me to escape) and Superman cause he'd make an awesome distraction (hey, they can't eat his brains!!!!) AND I can sex him up when we're holed up in Bed, Bath and Beyond.
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maveness: (NASCAR - Away)
( Apr. 21st, 2008 09:12 am)
Weather

I was expecting it to rain frogs at one point yesterday. The penny-sized hail and funnel cloud (plus absolute deluge with the rain) were more than enough, but really, with the way it was going? Frogs were next.

Birthday

My family finally "celebrated" my birthday yesterday. Apparently being in my 30s (not just 30, but into the 30s) means the advent of really crappy gifts.

From parents: a plain light blue t-shirt that's a small. (I haven't been able to wear a small anything in a very long time.)

From grandparents: a cute card and $20. (That's pretty normal.)

From aunt and uncle: a night light. (Yes, a night light. I still don't understand.)

From sister: will know later today, as she forgot it, but that's to be forgiven as it was a weird day in which I had to open presents out of sight of other people. Long story.

Racing and Women

DANICA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Danica won her first race!

Movies

I got four scenes into "No Country For Old Men" and realized it's one of those movies you have to be in the mood for. And I wasn't in the mood. Sadly, the other movie I have to watch is "3:10 to Yuma", and something told me that was probably going to be in the same vein as the other one. (Mainly because my mood was angling toward comic book superheroes.)

Meme

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] batmite

List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether they have words, or even if they're not any good, but they must be songs you're really enjoying now, shaping your spring. Post these instructions in your LJ along with your 7 songs. Then tag 7 other people to see what they're listening to.

7 Songs I'm Listening To, And A Bonus )

Tagging: [livejournal.com profile] pmgoose, [livejournal.com profile] bubblesbrnaid, [livejournal.com profile] sullivanlane, [livejournal.com profile] allpurposegirl, [livejournal.com profile] deifire, [livejournal.com profile] roguewords

Shopping

Finally, finally found jeans that were 100% cotton and barely fit my butt. They're trouser style jeans, but hey, they're a dark wash (almost impossible to find right now where I'm at), they're not distressed, and they stay above my butt when I sit. (But barely. They're super low rise. If it wasn't so hard to find 100% cotton, I'd have held out for a mid rise.)
maveness: (NASCAR - Bake It)
( Apr. 7th, 2008 04:11 pm)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] unanon: An Icon Meme.

(Because I'm avoiding work for this last hour, as my brain hurts.)

Take a look at my icons and then pick:

1. One icon that makes you automatically think of me.
2. One icon that you think I should TOTALLY use more often.
3. One icon that you don't get/needs more explanation/you have no idea why the hell I have it.
4. Comment using an icon of yours that you LOVE, and tell me why you picked THAT one too.
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maveness: (Lili - Mushroom)
( Mar. 13th, 2008 09:11 am)
Woman stabs boyfriend to death because he won't let her listen to Springsteen.

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From yesterday's meme: [livejournal.com profile] pmgoose's question.

Who will get your vote for President of the U.S. this fall? Why? )

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American Idol

My mother was not heartbroken that David H. is gone, mainly because she felt like he wasn't unique. Which, hey, I can see. (I still think he was way better than Kristy Lee.)

I told mom, though, that we learned one very important fact last night - Kristy Lee apparently has a bigger family than at least David H. But possibly a smaller family than Syesha. (Because that has to be the explanation for her not going home - tons of family voting. Right? Or at least the shot of Sanjaya dancing in the crowd to her song means he's rallying his two remaining fans behind her?)

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NASCAR

Ned Jarrett is waving the flag at Sunday's race, since it's DJs last. Aw. *snore*

Also, Chrissy Wallace is driving a Truck Race at Martinsville. Yay!

And Brian Vickers will be in the top 35 in owner's points after Bristol. Even if he doesn't make the race. Yes, our boy has done THAT GOOD of all the guys outside of the top 35 that he can get in even missing a race.

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CW Kills Our Brains Again

Oh look! The CW has greenlit a "90210" spin off (that may or may not feature original characters) to be done by Rob Thomas of Veronica Mars fame!

I'm guessing they're going to call this show "Crap On A Stick".
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( Mar. 12th, 2008 09:17 am)
Meme gakked from [livejournal.com profile] deifire:

Everyone has things they blog about.

Everyone has things they don't blog about.

Challenge me out of my comfort zone by telling me something I don't blog about, but you'd like to hear about, and I'll write a post about it. Ask for anything: latest movie watched, last book read, political leanings, thoughts on lima beans, favorite type of underwear, writing techniques, etc.

Repost in your own journal so that we can all learn more about each other.


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Also, eco-idiots who write articles vilifying the South are amusing for their ignorance (did you know that no one in any other part of the country uses ATVs?), my coworkers lack the basic skills to do things like weigh boxes so a delivery guy knows what to charge us, and I really need to read things that are only fluffy and light today. *maniacal grin*

Really, feed me fluffy and light. Please?
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Dear NASCAR,

I hate you.

No love,
Heather

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Dear NASCAR,

No, really, I don't think you understood my last note. I really, really hate you. Like, not only do I not want to have sex with you ever again, but I'm totally telling everyone that you have crabs and sleep with sluts.

No love,
Heather

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Dear NASCAR,

Maybe you didn't quite understand from my last note. I never want to see you again. You've hurt me for the last time. You cheated on me with a Californian. A crybaby Californian at that. And no, I'm not talking about Jeff Gordon. Or Jimmie Johnson. And don't even mention Casey Mears. He had every reason to cry. No, I'm not talking about Harvick either, or Allmendinger or...

You know, never mind. I don't know why I'm wasting my breath. You love California more than you love me.

No love,
Heather

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Dear NASCAR,

I hate you kind of this morning for sure and never want to see you again and all a night's (abbreviated) sleep has taught me is...well, yeah, I'll be watching at one.

But you owe me, you bastard.

Grouchily yours,
Heather

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Dear NASCAR,

In all seriousness, 2-fucking-a.m.? You were going to inflict a 2 a.m. race time on those drivers? Let's mention jet lag. Let's mention the fact that their schedules are already fucked up. Let's mention the part where most of them have had to wait around all day for something to happen. Let's mention that some of them are tired from fucking Kasey Kahne. Oh, wait, that's just Ellyut. For god's sake! Have pity on all the fans who already left the freaking track because they're exhausted and wet. Have pity on all the fans at home who just want to sleep for a bit. Wait a day and freaking run the entire race, okay?

Oh, and you owe Casey Mears an apology. And Denny Hamlin. And the collateral damage (Junior, Hornish, Sorenson) from that Mears wreck. Really, anyone who slid because of the weeping track.

Very tiredly yours,
Heather

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( Feb. 8th, 2008 08:46 am)
Vaguely Supernatural Related

I think there's amusement to be had in the fact that...I didn't dream last night. For the first time in a week. At all. Dang that was some good sleep. *g*

Also on the vaguely related to Supernatural front, Bobby is totally a Bobby Labonte fan. Earlier there was discussion between me and [livejournal.com profile] bubblesbrnaid about how he's more old school, like a Davey Allison fan or something, but you know, considering Bobby Labonte's been shooting hogs with bow and arrow in the off season and the incident with the beaver, plus the fact that Bobby on SPN is played by Jim Beaver (see that lovely segway?), I'm just sure that it all culminates with that biting wit they both have and yeah. Bobby is a fan of Bobby.

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Other TV

I'm a dork, because I DVRed Survivor and Celebrity Apprentice in favor of watching Supernatural with neighbors and watching the Bud Shootout Selection Show. Let it be known, even I was hollering for someone to attack Kenny Wallace with duct tape by the end of it. Which was 10 minutes past when the end was supposed to be since Kenny. Wouldn't. Shut. Up.

Things learned though...Jamie has amazing beer bottle cap flipping skills, Greg Biffle sucks at choosing his own bottle but totally picked right for Jamie, Greg is scared of Jamie's beer bottle cap flipping, Tony is scared of the flipping as well, Mikey is totally going to win in some wild karmic retribution for everyone thinking he sucks the most in Toyotas (he's starting third - plus the first Toyota win of any sort in Cup going to Mikey), Mikey was taking pictures of everyone (which could be scary), JJ Yeley apparently doesn't like his given name (based upon the flinching when they actually announced it), Tony's hair is it's own living creature at this point, and Casey Mears is sick (like, literally - Gustaffson showed up to pick the starting spot).

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Dog Rescue

Last night was kind of traumatic, because en route home I spotted a dog running around in the grassy median of a four lane interstate. I whipped off the next exit and circled back around. Poor dog was one of those southern ones - beagle mix that had part of a rope still attached to its collar, indicating it had been tied out in the yard and the rope snapped. Poor thing had no clue what was going on, but he was freaked all to hell. The cars scared him, I scared him, the other guy that stopped scared him...we got close to catching him before he dashed out into traffic. (65 mph traffic at that.) I actually turned my back, because I couldn't watch him get hit. By some stroke of luck he made it through. We just hoped he was headed in the right direction. And I really, really hope that the road kill that I saw this morning wasn't him.

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Meme

Tagged by [livejournal.com profile] dragonsinger:

"When I Was a Kid" Meme

LIST:

1. Five bands/singers you loved.

2. Five songs you loved.

3. Five TV shows you watched.

4. Five movies you were obsessed with.

5. Five people you want to answer this, too.

Answers )
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