It's harder than it looks! Copy and paste to your own journal, erase my answers, and add your own. Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following questions. They have to be real places, names &/or objects, nothing made up! Try to use different answers if the person you got this from has the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question. And Have Fun With It!
1) 4 LETTER WORD: Jive
2) BOY NAME: John
3) GIRL NAME: Juno
4) OCCUPATION: Jurisconsult
5) A COLOUR: Jacinthe
6) SOMETHING YOU WEAR: Jeans
7) BEVERAGE: Jellybean (part Sambucca and part blackberry brandy)
8) FOOD: Jalapenos
9) SOMETHING FOUND IN A BATHROOM: Jordan
10) A PLACE: Jakarta
11) REASON FOR BEING LATE: Jocoserious janitrix
12) SOMETHING YOU SHOUT: Jeez!
The strange words beginning with 'j; came from the Phrontistery. What would we be without Google with memes such as this one.
No tagging as usual.
Since Denmark has at least 4 public holidays in May and two of them are next to each other, I booked my next trip to SA not in July (like I originally planned to come back to) but in May. Cannot wait to see the sun and actually drive a car. I, of course, would love to see all of you if you guys can make it (I know how very hectic everyone's schedule is).
Now, all I have to arrange for are the copies for my Czech visa, grumble, grumble, if one has an EU work permit, some countries still require a visa. At least, there is no fee. Pictures will be forthcoming after Prague and Vienna since I go there a week before Johannesburg.
Back to head banging to "White stripes".
Since the US is about 5 weeks ahead of Denmark they are showing two shows back to back. One of the most interesting contestants was a girl by the name of Antonella Barba. She looked like the epitome of the dumb pretty sorority sister that is so lovingly immortalized in most US movies. She did however project the image of a very sweet girl. What was so interesting is when I browsed about the show a little after the current episodes in Denmark ended and I found that she was embroiled in a bit of a sex scandal, when semi-nude pictures of her surfaced on the Web. So I clicked the appropriate links to see what was the fuss about and voila! I found pictures that at most, match your usual naughty pictures many a stereotypical 'popular' girls make, nothing overly exciting, just a pretty girl in a few 'naughty' poses. I swear, some tabloid journalists are the worse type of hypocrites out there.
I browsed the site, Wizarding Pop, that had the pictures and they also posted another news article that I felt was worth mentioning. Beth Ditto, the lead singer for the punk band Gossip, had refused to sing in-store for Topshop, the full article here. Why refuse such a money making opportunity?
" It's because they don't cater for girls her size."
She went as so far as to offer to design a range of plus sizes for the shop, an offer that was refused. Personally, as a woman who has just has made it to a very tight size 12 after a 6+ months foray into the higher sizes, I think her decision to stick to her principles is admirable. There has been many a shop which do not stock size 12 or 14, much less bigger sizes. Actually, writerwench has a post about being overweight, where a lady by the name of Joy Nash talks about the very same thing.
So I am off to see if I can get to listen to some Gossip and see if my admiration of her recent decision extends to her musical talents.
Signing off for the day,
A very lazy windrider_09
First seen on openmindedmale's journal. The questions are from openmindedmale. You are welcome to ask me to interview you.
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five questions so I can get to know you better.
3. You will update your lj with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.
1) When did you realize you were Atheist, and were there any adverse reactions if/when you came out as such?
I do not think of myself as an atheist, but I was brought up as one. I grew up in the former USSR, atheism was the official stance on religion (both my parents were brought up as atheists as well). I did get some reactions from some of my friends at school in South Africa, who could not consider the possibility of anyone being an atheist. These days, I consider myself more spiritual, but I have never been religious. I do consider myself Jewish, even though it is more in terms of cultural identity rather then a religous one.
2) How come you're living in Copenhagen, and do you prefer it over South Africa?
I like living in SA, but to work overseas is considered very prestigious and when the opportunity to work on an assignment for my company in Copenhagen came up, I agreed. I enjoy living there for the moment, but do miss friends and family.
3) What languages do you know? (computer ones don't count)
English, Russian, what I can still remember of Hebrew and still understand a great deal of Ukranian.
4) What's your favorite food?
Lasagna for a very long time has been a favourite, but Thai cuisine is a close second.
5) Do you have any toys from childhood that you just can't bear to part with?
I used to have a stuffed lion, which is now back in SA, it has been with me since infancy. Otherwise, no.
I was a good girl and kept up with my friends list, posting comments and replying to questions, *looks proud*
However, the Wench herself, otherwise known as melancthe posted an interesting post, which mentioned a rather bizarre experiment involving condoms. Entiled "How many condoms at once", and it is not as pervy as it sounds. No really, it is a science experiment where all scientific procedure is observed and the innuendo is cut down to a minimum, well, excluding the potential that is there when talking about the point of the experiment, which investigates how many condoms are possible to put on at once. However (I do so love this word) everything follows scientific procedure to a tee.
And here I thought that my interest in randomness could not get any more bizarre.