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Dec. 10th, 2004



THREE NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Anna
2. Anna-Marie (to bank-managers/people in college who'd just heard my name being called out by a lecturer and didn't know me at all/distant relatives)
3. Monkey

THREE SCREEN NAMES YOU HAVE HAD:
1. Stellanova
2. Bear
3. The Urchin

THREE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. I am enthusiastic about lots of things.
2. I can be funny
3. I have a strong sense of social injustice

THREE THINGS YOU DON'T LIKE ABOUT YOURSELF:
1. I'm very, very lazy. I know everyone's been saying they procrastinate, but I think I win the crown of Queen Procastinatrix! I still haven't actually received my MA because I never handed in one 1000 word account of my work placement. I can still get the MA if I hand it in now AND I STILL HAVEN'T DONE IT! SIX YEARS LATER!
2. I have a bad temper.
3. I am not very brave.

THREE PARTS OF YOUR HERITAGE (going for biascut's take on this):
1. An appreciation for mid-20th-century English comic literature, from P.G. Wodehouse to Molesworth
2. The ability to talk complete bollocks for hours on end
3. General artsy-middle-class-liberal-ness.

THREE THINGS THAT SCARE YOU:
1. The thought of dying
2. Religious fundamentalism
3. Insecurity

THREE OF YOUR EVERYDAY ESSENTIALS:
1. Tea
2. Good conversation
3. A walk in the park

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
1. Dark blue jeans
2. My beloved fawn jumper with the embroidery around the neck
3. A pink bra

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE BANDS (or artists) AT THE MOMENT:
1. Metric
2. Vashti Bunyan
3. Rilo Kiley

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE SONGS AT PRESENT:
1. Metric: Combat Baby
2. Girls Aloud: Love Machine
3. Gwen Stefani: Bubble Pop Electric

THREE NEW THINGS YOU WANT TO TRY IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS:
1. Fulltime non-freelance employment (hah!)
2. Finishing a novel
3. Using my sewing machine to make more interesting things than cushion covers

THREE THINGS YOU WANT IN A RELATIONSHIP (love is a given):
1. Lots of laughing
2. The ability to be goofy in front of each other
3. Physical affection

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE
1. Infamous former taoiseach (and my former TD) Charles Haughey once judged me the winner in a Bonny Baby Competition.
2. I first went to America when I was 2.
3. I can tapdance quite well.

THREE PHYSICAL THINGS ABOUT THE OPPOSITE SEX (or same) THAT APPEAL TO YOU:
1. Nice hands
2. Height
3. Scratchiness

THREE THINGS YOU JUST CAN'T DO:
1. Someone else said this, but - wear high heels every day. I've only got about two pairs of heels because I just can't bear sore feet.
2. Sympathise with men who say that women are too powerful now and "feminism has gone too far".
3. Find Will & Grace amusing.

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE PASTTIMES:
1. Reading
2. Talking bollocks
3. Faffing around online

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO REALLY BADLY RIGHT NOW:
1. Eat.
2. Get a phone call accepting the last few ideas I pitched to a certain newspaper
3.

THREE CAREERS YOU'RE CONSIDERING:
1. Writing.
2. And...
3. That's it. Well, I'd still like to fulfill my youthful dream of being an illustrator, but I think it's too late for that one. Also, I'm not good enough.

THREE PLACES YOU WANT TO GO ON VACATION:
1. Florence
2. India
3. San Francisco

THREE CHILDREN'S NAMES:
1. Flora (except Patrick says that no child of his could ever be called Flora, because he had a horrible babysitter called Flora when he was a kid. Bah.)
2. Piers (because it's a very old family name - every generation of my mother's family has a Piers, and has had for hundreds of years - and I really like it)
3. Rose

THREE THINGS YOU WANT TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE:
1. Publish a good novel
2. Stop being afraid of everything
3. Have children

THREE PEOPLE WHO HAVE TO TAKE THIS QUIZ NOW OR DIE PAINFULLY
1. glitzfrau
2. ladyxoc
3. barsine

Comments

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biascut
Dec. 10th, 2004 04:47 am (UTC)
2. Sympathise with men who say that women are too powerful now and "feminism has gone too far".

YES YES YES!

I'm going to go with tap-dancing as a lie. The former taoiseach/bonny baby one is too bizarre to be made up!

(May I just mention the fact that I had to scroll up to the word "taoiseach" FOUR TIMES before I managed to spell the whole word right?)
cangetmad
Dec. 10th, 2004 04:53 am (UTC)
I'm also 99% sure that the bonny baby story is true. I know somebody judged you (stellanova) as one, because you told me.

But I have the oddest feeling that you might be able to tapdance.

Oh, and incidentally, since I've got both you and the word "taoiseach" in the one place: what do you think of the fact that the British media always, always say "the Irish prime minister" rather than attempting "taoiseach"? I mean, I know they say "the French prime minister" rather than say it in French, but "taoiseach" is used as the word in an English-speaking country and when people are speaking English, so surely it's what he actually is? Also I don't recall anyone Irish saying "prime minister".

But the question has been bothering me since the latest round of Tony/Bertie-ism. So, help.
stellanova
Dec. 10th, 2004 04:59 am (UTC)
I actually find it incredibly lazy because, as you said, we're an English-speaking country and his title is "taoiseach", not "prime minister", even though his role is the same as a British prime minister. It's not that bloody hard to say.

But then, the British media seem to find it impossible to correctly pronounce any irish names at all - see the Gallagher brothers' parents are actually Irish, so one assumes they pronounce their name the Irish way, but the British media always call them "Gallag-Er" instead of "Galla-her". AndI remember hearing a BBC commentator mispronounce the name of an Irish footballer called Kinsella as Kin-sella, and then he went, "or Kinsella, as they'd say in Ireland!" The fuck?
blue_monday
Dec. 10th, 2004 05:02 am (UTC)
I'm almost certain that I've heard the Gallagher brothers themselves say the name as "Gallag-er", which might explain things. But then, I worked with an Irishman who was also a Gallagher, and pronounced it "Gallach-er".
biascut
Dec. 10th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC)
And yet we managed to cope with the gh in Jim Callaghan's case. Perhaps prime ministers have more of influence on how their names are pronounced than pop stars? (Though I have tended to assume that the Gallagher brothers use the '-ger' pronunciation. It doesn't seem to surprising to me that the Irish pronunciation wouldn't survive a working-class Mancunian upbringing and education, unless their parents were REALLY determined about it.)
cangetmad
Dec. 10th, 2004 05:52 am (UTC)
See, that's what I thought, and I'm glad you agree, so I can rant in the name of Someone Actually Irish next time it comes up. I can cite you, right?

I mean, it's something like an American calling Blair the president, because that's the nearest equivalent in their variety of English. Irritating.
slemslempike
Dec. 10th, 2004 06:36 am (UTC)
And how does one say "taoiseach"? I swear I've heard it before, but I can't for the life of me remember.
leedy
Dec. 10th, 2004 06:56 am (UTC)
TEA-shock would be close enough.
socmot
Dec. 10th, 2004 07:55 am (UTC)
Or "asshole", in relation to the current one, and a few of the previous holders of the office also!

Heh.
slemslempike
Dec. 10th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
I was going to go with going to America at 2 as a lie, only more of an equivocation (like it's 18 months, or 3 or something). Because I swear I remember an entry about stellanove tapdancing in the kitchen.
slemslempike
Dec. 10th, 2004 04:58 am (UTC)
stellanova. But you knew that.
blue_monday
Dec. 10th, 2004 04:52 am (UTC)
Ok, I think you do win the procrastination award. That's just... very impressive.

2. Sympathise with men who say that women are too powerful now and "feminism has gone too far".
Pah. They're just jealous because a woman got a job ahead of them, most likely. It is totally ridiculous that people complain about equal rights.

I'm going with the tapdancing as the lie, the bonny baby thing sounds too bizarre to be made up.
yiskah
Dec. 10th, 2004 06:00 am (UTC)
I know you can tapdance (weren't you doing a musical a while back?), so the lie is one of the other ones, but I would guess that both of them are partly true.
jeejeen
Dec. 10th, 2004 06:37 am (UTC)
*bows*

I think I'll concur in bestowing the title of Queen Procrastinatrix upon you, after all. As long as I can be Princess...
stellanova
Dec. 10th, 2004 07:21 am (UTC)
Hee, of course. You still get to wear a crown!
cangetmad
Dec. 10th, 2004 07:37 am (UTC)
Isn't it just a tiara for a princess? I could have a tiara, too...
stellanova
Dec. 10th, 2004 07:41 am (UTC)
Oops, you're right. Tiaras for all!
leedy
Dec. 10th, 2004 07:51 am (UTC)
Ha! I am claiming procrastinatrix empresshood, which means I get to wear some kind of triple crown doohickey and lots of purple.

Er, if I ever get round to making my robes, that is.
biascut
Dec. 10th, 2004 07:57 am (UTC)
Tiaras for all!

New journal title!
leedy
Dec. 10th, 2004 06:48 am (UTC)
I must try this meme, though I suspect an alarming amount of my answers will be exactly the same as yours.

Oh, and I know which one is the lie, but I'm not telling... :)
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