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The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here [of course, there's no attribution and this list doesn't match the one hosted at the BBC's website, whence it seems to spring, but hey -- who needs references and papertrails, right?]:

How do your reading habits stack up?

Another book list meme )
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01. Think of the first word that comes to mind when you think of me.
02. Go to Google Images and search for that word.
03. Reply to this post with one of the pictures on the first page of results (don't tell me the word).
04. Put this in your own journal so that I can do the same.

Basic image instructions, for those who don't know: find the image location, and insert it into the markup below, replacing the example address.
<img src="http://www.example.com">
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I had meant to do this one, but then I didn't have power for the better part of a week, and that was distracting.

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 your picture.


Arguably I cheated, since I rotated the picture 90 degrees.  And that's editing, albeit of a rather rudimentary sort.  Anyway, this is what I look like when I haven't shaved for five days, haven't showered, and have just cleaned out my deep freeze and folded some clothes.  Yay.
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I just took a very hard geography test.  Seriously hard.

Read more... )

On an unrelated note, 96 family-size Luzianne tea bags WILL fit in a gallon Ziploc bag, but only just. You know, in case you were wondering. The More You Know *star*
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I couldn't decide which gender was more appropriate, so I took both.


As a 1930s husband, I am
Very Superior

Take the test!


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

Turns out I'm a much better husband than wife.  This is surprising and funny to me.
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Wow.  I thought this was totally wrong-tastic, until I read the exceptions.  And... yeah.

What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Western. Like Midland, Western is another accent that people consider neutral. So, you might not actually be from the Western half of the country, but you definitely sound like it.

And if you're not from the West, you are probably one of the following:
(a) A Pittsburgher - the quiz can't tell the difference;
(b) Someone from Canada (probably southern Ontario) who doesn't have a Canadian accent;
(c) Someone from northern New England who doesn't have a New England accent; or
(d) Someone from Texas or the Heartland who was born after 1980.
You are definitely not from New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Detroit, the Deep South, etc.</font>

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?

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Excellent.  My top three are The Guy Nobody's Heard Of, The Strange Little Man With The Hot Young Girlfriend, and The Guy Who Just Dropped Out And Didn't Have That Much Going For Him Anyway.

89% Mike Gravel
89% Dennis Kucinich
84% Chris Dodd
84% John Edwards
82% Barack Obama
79% Hillary Clinton
78% Joe Biden
73% Bill Richardson
37% Rudy Giuliani
28% John McCain
22% Ron Paul
20% Mike Huckabee
19% Mitt Romney
19% Tom Tancredo
9% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz


Nov. 6th, 2006 11:31 pm
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You paid attention during 100% of high school!

85-100%  You must be an autodidact, because American high schools don't get scores that high!  Good show, old chap!

Do you deserve your high school diploma?
Create a Quiz

Hell Meme

Oct. 20th, 2006 11:42 am
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Lifted from [livejournal.com profile] rosepurr

Give me at least one reason why I'm going to hell.

Then, repost this meme in your own LJ and see what other people say about you.
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As tagged by [livejournal.com profile] alstaria.

Explain your LiveJournal name and its meaning. When you're done, tag as many people as there are letters in your name.

Following tradition, I shall be explaining not only the LJ name, but also LJ page titles. 

Yrmencyn: So, WAY back in the day I was using AOL for random purposes.  At this point I honestly don't remember what in the hell those purposes were, nor why I was using AOL on top of the university's dial-up system, since AOL had no local Nacogdoches number.  The username I'd been using for a while was way too long for AOL's system at the time (probably... '96?  '97?), so I had to come up with a new one.  I had downloaded this program called "The Old English Name Generator," and I decided to use that.  So far as I can tell from sketchy investigation at the time and still sketchier memory now, the program had lists of syllables common to OE names, with very rough rules for how they could be combined.  Anyway.  One of the names it spat out was "Yrmencryn", but that was too long for AOL, so I took out the second 'r'.  And thus Yrmencyn was born.

La vache doit me toucher dès jeudi: My LJ title.  This is actually stolen from an early ep of BtVS, wherein Buffy doesn't speak French worth a damn.  I modified it slightly so it makes grammatical, if not semantic, sense.  It basically means "The cow must touch me since Thursday."

Deux ratons-laveurs se luttant dans ma ruelle: The LJ subtitle.  Mandi and I overheard two girls talking while we were waiting in line to get books signed by David Sedaris, and one of them was talking about "two raccoons fighting in my alley."  For some reason it made me laugh, and I put it in French because... that's what I do.  If I had it to do over I'd render it as "Deux chaouis..." (yay Cajun), but I can't seem to find that edit option in the bowels of the LJ system anymore, so thus it remains.

I don't tag anyone, because I am contrary.  But I eagerly await your voluntary writings.

Bonus Material )
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Having now been tagged by two people, I suppose I should do this one.  Here are five things that are my guilty pleasures.

1.  Fast Food.  God help me, I know better than this.  It's amazing, I will fix some awesome, delicious meal that's both tasty and nutritious, and then a few hours later, I'm all like "Daaaay-um, I could go for some Cane's right now.  Ooh!  Or some Whataburger.  Or best of all, some Taco Bell!"

2.  While we're at it, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.  I know it's not made of cheese, people, but that's not the point.  I could make pasta with a rich, creamy cheese sauce, but that's not what I crave: I crave that Cheetos-colored macaroni.  Cut up some hotdogs in it?  Heaven.  I wonder if I have a box in the pantry right now... *wanders off*  *comes back*  I do not.  My world is sadness.  Moving on.

3.  Mariah Carey's Daydream album.  This is totally indefensible, except to say: Girl got pipes!  This dates from back when she actually sang, instead of dividing her time between supersonic fluting and wearing ill-considered bandanna headbands in grainy music videos.  You know, my only complaint about Daydream is that "Hero" isn't on it.  If it were... I might listen to that album daily.
3a. Also, Celine Dion's album D'eux.  Anyway.
4.  Speaking of ill-considered headbands, Project Runway.  And Gilmore Girls.  And The West Wing, Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Battlestar Galactica, and Four Kings.  And anything on the Food Network where they actually cook (Marc Summers, what the fuck?), but especially guilty for me is Emeril Live: the man really bothers me, but I can't. stop. watching him.

5.  LJ.  Seriously, y'all need to post more, because I'm about to wear out my refresh button.  Entertain me.  I obviously have no other life.

I don't really feel the need to tag anyone in particular, although [livejournal.com profile] puppetoflove's usually pretty funny when she's being self-deprecating.


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