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Just the usual set of unrelated questions. :)

[Poll #1667106]

Though the nap question is related to my current supremely erratic sleep schedule. I need to work on that.

Date: 2011-01-12 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I take as long of naps as Atticus lets me. XD probably anywhere from 20 min a day to 2 hours.

also I was goign to write "Curl up into a ball and cry" but Atticus hit my keyboard and typed "R3" and enter..sooooo, there you go. R3 BABY!

Date: 2011-01-12 05:42 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have no idea how I'd never seen the bleeding tiger up until today, somehow, this happened.

Maybe Atticus is onto something with R3 - you never know. XD

Date: 2011-01-12 05:32 am (UTC)
ext_32363: "Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like my own" (Hufflepuff)"Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like my own (i am sleepy)
From: [identity profile]
I usually hate naps, but I've just been taking them lately because, well I guess that's just what winter does to me. I hate it though.

Date: 2011-01-12 05:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I've been having naps a lot lately, too. I blame the huge difference in my sleep schedule at home and my sleep schedule at Anders' more than I blame winter...but I definitely blame winter too. Winter's a jerk. >.>

Date: 2011-01-12 02:56 pm (UTC)
ext_32363: "Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like my own" (Hufflepuff)"Be it ever so humble, there's no opinion like my own (nostalgia)
From: [identity profile]
Winter is a jerk! But on that note, PS Kirsten FTW.

Date: 2011-01-13 08:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I'm so devastated that she's not available anymore, omg. I feel like all my students from Yung Wing would have really related to her story about living in between two cultures and mastering English. *sobs*

And apparently Samantha is no longer available either, which is sad, though not quite as *~tragic~*.

Date: 2011-01-12 05:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

I'm a fan of power napping. It's funny how napping for 2 hours makes me feel awful, but napping for 20 minutes makes me feel great.

Date: 2011-01-12 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, apologies for missing him - it's occasionally hard to remember someone who is that socially lazy with me. :P

Yeah, the difference is staggering. I can get through the day okay if a nap is under an hour, but if it goes above, blerghhhhhh.

Date: 2011-01-12 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

Both of which may or may not have been played recently. *facepalm*

ALSO LITTLEST PET SHOPS but what the fuck their heads are like EXPLODED SIZE now, what the fuck.

Also. Idioms for much win.

Date: 2011-01-12 05:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh my god, (the new) littlest pet shops are freaky! They have colonized my house. My daughter has over 150 of the damn things. O.o

Date: 2011-01-12 06:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]


I know I need hardly warn you, but... Ohhhhhh man, BE ON THINE GUARD!

Date: 2011-01-12 08:26 am (UTC)
ext_92749: Lina Inverse of The Slayers (Mommy)
From: [identity profile]
NOOOOOOOOO! A couple years ago I did one of those giving tree things at Christmas, and an 8-year-old girl wanted Littlest Pet Shops. So I was like, OMG she's ickle!me, I have to get it for her. And then I found them at Toys r Us. And I screamed.

Date: 2011-01-13 05:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Both of which may or may not have been played recently. *facepalm*


I definitely want to visit this magical land you live in!

Date: 2011-01-12 05:52 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I remember Pokemon, Tamagotchi, Furbies, Beanie Babies, Gossebumps and Gameboys, but from my kid brother's childhood, not my own. *is old*

Naps: when I nap on the train, as I occasionally do, my naps last about 60 minutes, because that's the length of the rid (though often it's actually split into two parts by the conductor checking for tickets). The only other time I nap is if I'm ill, and then I'm likely to sleep for longer, like 1-2 hours.

Date: 2011-01-13 05:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, wow, napping on the train. I can't really do that here. Does someone announce when it's your does this work, exactly?

Date: 2011-01-13 06:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
They do announce the stops, but that doesn't wake me up necessarily, so I set my cell phone alarm to go off a little before we're scheduled to get to my station. The trains here are not at all crowded, though, so it's not very loud and also I generally have the two-person bench to myself, so I can put my backpack on the seat next to me and use it as a pillow.

Date: 2011-01-13 07:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Ahh, it must be nice to have an uncrowded train. In New York, subway cars drive you! not only would be things be crowded, loud, and generally unpleasant, but it's against the law to put your feet up on the seat. If you laid down like that, a police officer might come by and yell at you. I've seen it happen.

The cell phone alarm's a good idea!
Edited Date: 2011-01-13 08:01 pm (UTC)

Date: 2011-01-13 10:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yeah, that's the upside of living in a place with not-great public transit -- there are a lot fewer people riding it, so you can enjoy it a bit more. We aren't supposed to put feet on the seats either -- and I don't, I just kind of lean over to nap on my backpack as you would if you were sleeping at your desk only a bit skewed. (I don't think we have police officers patrolling feet-on-the-seat offenders, though.)

Date: 2011-01-12 06:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tell me if you get this reference:

"...somewhere really uncomfortable."
"What, like the back of a Volkswagon?"

That's what your death question made me think of. ;)

Date: 2011-01-12 08:27 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-01-12 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kevin Smith smiles upon you.

Date: 2011-01-13 05:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sorry, dude. The only Kevin Smith film I've seen is Zack and Miri Make a Porno and it was so ridiculously predictable that it kind of put me off to seeing others. Though I think Anders owns Dogma, so maybe I'll check that one out sometime.

Date: 2011-01-15 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
His earlier work is MUCH better than Zack and Miri. A lot of it is dumb, yes, and some of it is predictable, but don't judge him on anything he's done since the year 2000. Most of those movies only did well because of how awesome his 1990s' work was--that's what got him the cult following he has, imho. Check out Clerks, Mallrats and Dogma if you get a chance.

Date: 2011-01-12 06:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] chacusha
I've been taking micro naps recently, like 2-10 minutes at a time, multiple times a day, done while sitting in a chair... >_>

I'm so clueless about memes.

Dying in a vacuum would scare the heck out of me, therefore, space. :|

Date: 2011-01-13 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Damn, you've got skillz! How do you manage this?

Space is scary, too. Pretty much all of those deaths are horrifying to me. D:

Date: 2011-01-12 07:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have no clue what you're referring to for the last two questions.
I'm happy to see that I don't use cliches :) For some reason those sorts of phrases bug me.
For the trend one, you were just asking what I saw people around me into right, not necessarily what I personally got into? If for some reason you're interested in which ones I followed, they were: stickers! (still love stickers, but I don't display them in albums that I carry around with me anymore), pogs, Jagged Little Pill (though I never owned the album), American Girl (my favorite was Kirsten), Goosebumps (and Fear Street), and supersoakers a little bit.

Date: 2011-01-13 06:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have no clue what you're referring to for the last two questions.

Meme characters = general silly internet humor.

The Hunger Games = a wonderful dystopian book series about a world where children are forced to participate in a battle like this on a yearly basis. One girl volunteers to go to the arena in place of her younger sister, and the story begins from there.

I am interested, sure! I love Kirsten - I still have my Kirsten doll. I was so sad to hear that she was discontinued or whatever. I feel like she could be a wonderful inspiration to other girls who are learning English and/or adjusting to a new culture. :/

Date: 2011-01-13 11:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kirsten was DISCONTINUED?!!! That is horrific news.

The Hunger Games sounds like Ender's Game, which I have read and really liked. Hmmm I tend to really like dystupia stuff, perhaps I'll have to check that out.

Date: 2011-01-13 11:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes, I know, it's horrible. They apparently retired Samantha the year before. This article ( attempts to explain the "thinking" behind these decisions. At least I still have my Kirsten, even if her hair is like, beyond repair. XD

Cool, I'd definitely recommend them - they're quick reads, and very interesting!

Date: 2011-01-12 07:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yay, poll!

I've heard of all of the idioms, but never used any of them. And I'm too freaking old for most of the trends to have taken place in my childhood, although there are several of them that I still like now (Pokemon ftw!).

The only time I've ever been able to nap is when I'm sick, which used to be never, and is now all the time. I'm the only person I know who occasionally sets their alarm for 4pm :D

Date: 2011-01-13 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Pokemon ftw, indeed!

And no worries, I've done the same with my alarm, quite recently...without being sick. ;)

Date: 2011-01-12 07:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
-- I only take naps if I've pulled an all nighter, and sometimes not even then, because whenever I do wake up from a nap I feel a hundred times worse than I felt before it.

-- Dying underground sounds terrifying. I was torn between the bottom of the ocean and outer space, but I figure those two would be relatively quick and painless, whereas being trapped and slowly suffocating or falling to my death sounds worse.

-- I haven't read Hunger Games but I imagine it must be kind of like Battle Royale. I don't think I'd actually survive it, in all honestly, but I don't think I'd want to make any friends. >:|

-- I am, uh, very unhip because I haven't heard of any of these memes. I'd like to put in a vote for Kermit Bale, though.
Edited Date: 2011-01-12 07:55 am (UTC)

Date: 2011-01-13 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hunger Games is kind of like Battle Royale, yes, though much moreso in the first book than in the other two (or so my boyfriend says - I've never actually seen/read Battle Royale).

This is the one journal where it's always hip to be unhip - be proud, man. XD

I just looked up Kermit Bale ... definitely convinced that something's going on here!

Date: 2011-01-12 08:29 am (UTC)
ext_92749: Lina Inverse of The Slayers (kinda busy)
From: [identity profile]
-I don't personally use a lot of those idioms, but I'm a fan. XD My mom's full of hilarious old fashioned ones I've picked up, like "too big for your britches" and "hold your horses."

-Seconding Socially Lazy Sloth! My biggest love is Paranoid Parrot, though. We're kindred spirits.

Date: 2011-01-13 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Aww, you mom sounds adorable.

I relate to Paranoid Parrot a lot as well, though I think Socially Akward Penguin probably makes me laugh the most.

Date: 2011-01-12 12:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Woah, I don't use any of those idioms. I suppose I avoid them because as a writer, I try to avoid any hint of cliche as a rule. But I never noticed I didn't use them in my general speech either. Fascinating.

Date: 2011-01-13 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It's pretty interesting to me to see which idioms are most popular. I wonder why certain ones are used more often by my flist and certain ones are barely used. Though it's also neat to take note of who doesn't use any, or barely uses them.

Date: 2011-01-12 03:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I admit, I nap frequently because my work absolutely drains me. Naps range from anywhere between 60-120 minutes, depending on how generous Yvonne is. I also really loved Puppy in my Pocket toys when I was a kid, mostly because I was (and am) a dog nut. I still have some of them here with me.

Date: 2011-01-13 08:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Draining work is a really good reason for napping, I think. I hope the naps help!

Date: 2011-01-12 09:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I love just about all of those memes... but Troll face is probably my favorite so I know the people who made it.

Date: 2011-01-13 08:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh man, I just realized...


Date: 2011-01-13 03:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have issues taking naps :-/ I do it when I'm really tired, but my sleep schedule sucks as it is, so if I sleep during the day, it takes away from nighttime sleeping

Date: 2011-01-13 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It seems have naps do have a downside, yeah. I think if you really focus on keeping them short, though, they might work a bit more?

Date: 2011-01-14 03:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Nah, it's just my insomnia issues and sleep issues, I think, maybe once I get them checked out I'll be able to nap and sleep better ;-)
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