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Okay - I do my best to avoid bandwagon-jumping, but the poetry meme that's going around ('when you see this, post some poetry!') is an absolutely positive one. And it's a chance to share something I love, and this poem has been in the forefront of my mind lately, so I figure it's as good a chance as any to put this out in the public eye...

(I got it from [ profile] wcg who got it from [ profile] browngirl who got it from.... and so on. Share and post your own favorite poem, if you want....)

"Listen to the Mustn'ts," by Shel Silverstein

Listen to the Mustn'ts, child; listen to the Don'ts.
Listen to the Shouldn'ts, the Impossibles, the Wont's.
Listen to the Never Haves, then listen close to me -
Anything can happen, child; anything can be.
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Because every once in a while it's kind of fun to do one of these silly things, and this one looked kind of entertaining, and because while I'm doing okay at the moment I'm too tired to be witty on my own....

(Yoinked from have a dozen other people)

Leave me a comment with the corresponding number(s) and I'll tell you:

1. Five ways to my heart.
2. Something I feel strongly about.
3. A book I love.
4. Things I want to say to an ex.
5. Five pet peeves.
6. What I ate today.
7. How important I think education is.
8. I'll put my music player on shuffle and write the first ten songs that play.
9. Five people I find attractive.
10. My opinion about my body and how comfortable I am with it.
11. What I wore today.
12. My zodiac/horoscope and if I think it fits my personality.
13. Something I always think "what if..." about.
14. Something that I'm proud of.
15. A problem I have had.
16. Five items I lust after.
17. My fears.
18. How I hope my future will be like.
19. Something that I miss.
20. Five words/phrases that make me laugh.
21. Something I'm currently worrying about.
22. Things I like and dislike about myself.
23. A quote I try to live by.
24. Somewhere I'd like to move to or visit.
25. Five weird things that I like.
26. One thing I'm excited for.
27. Responders choice. (i.e. something not already on this list.)
ladysprite: (Default)
Okay. Playing along because I've enjoyed coming up with questions for other folks, and imagining what my own answers would be, and because all the cool kids are doing it....

Fill in the blank.

"Hey LadySprite, what is your favorite____?"

And I will answer. Possibly creatively, and within the limits of what I feel like sharing with the world at large, but I will answer.
ladysprite: (momongo)
I don't usually hop onto the meme bandwagons, but this one struck me - it ties into a lot of the work I've been trying to do on the inside of my head lately, as well as a lot of what I've seen a lot of people around me needing. Plus, it just seems like fun, and, well... nice. So....

(stolen from a whole bunch of folks)

I know that 2009 was pretty horrid for a lot of people, and to be honest, 2010 has been no great shakes so far. One way we might make the rest of 2010 a bit better is to spread some love around. So if you care to reply to this post I will give you a response of something I like about you.

If you like participating in these sorts of things and want to repost this in your LJ, that would be fun, too.
ladysprite: (Default)
Okay. I know this one went around a while ago, and I didn't jump on the bandwagon then, but.... well, I could use it now. Because I'm stumbling hard on my goal of being nice to myself, and I know that I'm not seeing myself through unbiased eyes, so I need y'all to help me. I don't need pandering, or stroking, just... an outside viewpoint.

If you had to pick one word to describe me, what would it be?


Feb. 14th, 2009 08:12 am
ladysprite: (MoarCat)
Everybody seems to be revisiting (or, for some, visiting for the first time) the Random Number of Factoids About Me meme. I remember doing this as 100 Things, way back when LJ was little - 2002, it turns out.

And, looking back at it, it's fascinating to see how many things are still true about me, and how many things have either changed, or my perceptions or feelings about them have changed. So, given both that and how many people read this journal now that I didn't know those many years ago, I now present:

100 Facts About Me, Circa 2002, with commentary and updates )


Dec. 13th, 2008 05:00 pm
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I don't usually participate in memes, or jump on bandwagons - I like reading them, but they're not exactly my own personal cup of tea. But I kind of like this one, and since I was tagged to play along by my own dear sister, I might as well join in.

You've all probably seen the rules elsewhere by now - I'm going to post one thing a day that makes me happy, for the next eight days. No tagging anyone else, though; play along or not as you please.

Today, what's making me happiest is holiday baking. Every year I bake cookies for my friends; it's one of the holiday activities I look forward to more than anything else, and today was the start. I've got a pan of butter almond toffee chilling in the fridge, cranberry shortbread bar cookies cooling on the counter, a huge tray of peanut brittle is just starting to set, and thumbprint cookies are in the oven as I type this. Tomorrow I'll candy a batch of orange peel to go into a batch of chocolate-orange biscotti and make fudge and gingerbread and macaroons.

My kitchen is a wreck. My sainted husband has washed the same poor, overworked heavy-bottomed saucepan at least three times. Flour and sugar are scattered over every surface, I have managed to use over two pounds of butter in three hours, and destroyed at least one spoon. There is not a single clean knife or rubber scraper to be found and the beautiful potholders [ profile] pagawne made me have seen hard use. But my house smells heavenly and I've managed to wash the powdered sugar out from under my fingernails in time for the party I'm going to tonight, and I have gifts to share with my friends and I'm finally starting to feel like the holidays are on their way....
ladysprite: (MoarCat)
Meme, stolen from.... well, just about everyone at this point:

Please comment with ONE thing you think I should do or try to do in 2008. Big or small, silly or earth-changing.

I reserve the right to include or ignore more than one suggestion per person at my whim, and pick the first, or the one that most catches my fancy, and I do not promise to finish (or even try) them all, because, dude, I gotta make a living!

(Actual post with actual content to follow as soon as I get the time to sit down and write.....)


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