aderam: (Feed Scotty)
And where exactly did the old year go?

I had a truly lazy holiday season, sprinkled with work and not much else. On New Year's Eve I worked for two hours (on of my coworkers had a split shift - a stupid thing where she was scheduled to work 10-3 and then 6-8 or something like that - so I took the 6-8 part. It covered my beer for the night) and then had a few friends over to my place to hang out and drink and be generally relaxed and happy. And that was good. They left shortly after 1:30am and managed to catch the last bus.

We're still running the Hobbit at work. And I still love the music. But next week we're going from 4 shows down to 2 shows per day. Because no one is coming to the 11:30am or the 10:30pm anymore. But it means that everyone's shifts are cut down which sucks, because minimum wage is not enough to cover living expenses when I have a decent number of shifts. But I'll have some time off and maybe I'll get some writing done.

It's January now which means I should hear back about that archaeology job in Calgary soon. And if I don't hear back in a week I'm going to email them just so I can know for sure. I'm super nervous. I really want this job. I would be working in my field and actually earning enough money to live and things would be good! So wish me luck! (At least if I don't get this one there's still others I know will be hiring in a couple of months.)

And some things that happened in 2012 (in no particular order):
- Finished Grad School - I may have had to rewrite a comprehensive exam, but I still finished - Aderam, BAH, MA
- Didn't go on a dig and didn't go to Europe - (unlike the last four years)
- Survived two and a half months of unemployment
- Got my first full (ish) time job. - Working at the movie theatre
- Grandfather died. Down to 1 of 6(ish) grandparents
- Turned 25
- Purchased my first set of new goalie pads
- Attended two weddings

Places I slept in 2012 (other than home):
- Paradise, Newfoundland
- Edmonton, Alberta
- Waterton Lakes, Alberta
- A hotel (on the highway going to Waterton), British Columbia
- Toronto, Ontario
- Kingston, Ontario
- Calgary, Alberta
- Victoria, British Columbia

Which means that I didn't leave Canada at all this year (despite going from end to end). That's weird.

Time Lord!

Nov. 26th, 2011 09:18 am
aderam: (Reality)
From [ profile] vermin_disciple:

Your job is now your Time Lord name. The last digit of your phone number is the current regeneration you are in. The nearest clothing item to your right is now the most notable item in your current wardrobe. The last person you texted is your current companion. Your favorite word is now your catchphrase.

I am The Teaching Assistant.

I'm in my 3rd regeneration.

If we're not including the pyjamas I'm currently wearing then my closest item of clothing is my blue bathrobe. BUT my bowler hat is also really close - so we're going to go with that. (Bowler Hats are cool.)

Technically the last person I texted was the bus... but the last human I texted was my roommate. And she'd love being a companion - so that works much better. Buses are hard to get through doors.

Favourite word? Erm... it might be "Balls!"
aderam: (Bones Eyebrow)
So I'm too impatient to wait and see if anyone else has any guesses for the movie meme of several days ago.

Here are the ones you missed:

2. "Andrew, we are not dead! We have cable!" - From the movie Nothing which is awesome and hilarious. Evidence:

5. "What was that?"
"I rigged the football with C-4, sir."
"Why would you do that?" - From Three Kings

6. "You gotta walk before you crawl."
"Reverse that." - From Ocean's 11

13. "I'm exhausted."
"Yeah, me too. But you know I'm really wired. What do you say I... take you home and eat your pussy." - From Shark Attack 3: Megalodon which is so funny and so terrible. Starring John Barrowman as the man who really can't play straight when he's given boobs to play with... Embedding is disabled, but here is the YouTube link: It cuts off the sex scene, but really all you need is the line.

15. "The weekend has landed. All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man. I'm gonna blow steam out my head like a screaming kettle, I'm gonna talk cod shit to strangers all night, I'm gonna lose the plot on the dancefloor." - From Human Traffic which is about the club scene in Cardiff and stars (I'm looking at you [ profile] vermin_disciple) the lovely and talented John Simm. I've only seen this movie once all the way through, but we used to play scenes from YouTube before we went out partying because it's great for getting you pumped up!

17. "A minute ago this was the safest job in the world. Now it's turning into a bad day in Bosnia." - From Lock Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels

I was thinking about which movies that I choose and it's actually a bit of a bizarre combo - I like to think that means I'm a well rounded individual. So:

3 Canadian Movies - Nothing, Men With Brooms and Bon Cop, Bad Cop
4 "Kids" Movies - Lilo and Stitch, Muppet Christmas Carol, Titan AE and The Emperor's New Groove
2 George Clooney Movies - Three Kings and Ocean's 11
6 SciFi Movies - Lilo and Stitch (What? There are aliens involved), Star Trek XI (Also I am greatly ashamed that it took you all so long to guess that one), Aliens, Titan AE, Doom and Iron Man (for our purposes I'm including superheroes in the SciFi category)
3 Marines Movies (2 of them of the Space variety) - Three Kings, Aliens (Space Marines!!!!) and Doom (Karl Urban as a Space Marine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Rock? Can this be wrong? I think not.) - (and I suppose you could argue Space Marines in Titan AE...)

And I'm sure I could come up with some other categories if I felt like it, but I a) am too lazy and b) have lost interest.

I actually found this list of twenty hard to compile. I was having a hard time thinking of twenty movies that fit in my "favourites" category. I think it's because very few movies have enough time for me to properly fall in love with the characters (some of the notable exceptions are above). So I love movies, and I like a lot of movies but most of them don't extend into "favourites" the same way that TV shows do.
aderam: (Reality)
+ Pick 20 of your favorite movies.
+ Go to and find a quote from each movie.
+ Post them here for everyone to guess.
+ Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
+ Let's not cheat, ladies and gents.

1. "This is your badness level. It's unusually high for someone your size. We have to fix that." Lilo and Stitch guessed by [ profile] pippie_poppins and [ profile] affabletoaster

2. "Andrew, we are not dead! We have cable!"

3. "I'm impressed. For a moment there, I thought you were just a dumb hick who only has sex with farm animals." Star Trek XI guessed by [personal profile] hobbitbabe and [ profile] karenjeane

4. "It's shufflebaord and no. You gotta think like snooker, poker, and free-rock climbing. This is dangerous shit." Men With Brooms guessed by [ profile] sdaha

5. "What was that?"
"I rigged the football with C-4, sir."
"Why would you do that?"

6. "You gotta walk before you crawl."
"Reverse that."

7. "Boy, that's scary stuff! Should we be worried about the kids in the audience?"
"Nah, it's alright. This is culture."
Muppet Christmas Carol guessed by [ profile] sdaha

8. "He raped Thrace. And then he did it again and again."
"He raped Thrace thrice?"
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum guessed by [ profile] vermin_disciple

9. "All right, sweethearts, what are you waiting for? Breakfast in bed? Another glorious day in the Corps! A day in the Marine Corps is like a day on the farm. Every meal's a banquet! Every paycheck a fortune! Every formation a parade! I LOVE the Corps!" Aliens guessed by [ profile] karenjeane

10. "No, Roland... I crashed my van into Jesus! Okay? I have a pimple the size of Jupiter! I am NOT okay! This is not how I wanted to remember my Prom. This is not how I wanted to remember my life." Saved! guessed by [ profile] affabletoaster

11. "Everyday I wake up and it's still the present. The same grimy, boring present. I don't think this "future" thing of yours exists." Titan AE guessed by [ profile] karenjeane

12. "Merde de shit de merde de fuck de TABERNAC!" Bon Cop, Bad Cop guessed by [personal profile] hobbitbabe

13. "I'm exhausted."
"Yeah, me too. But you know I'm really wired. What do you say I... take you home and eat your pussy."

14. "Ah, how shall I do it? Oh, I know. I'll turn him into a flea, a harmless, little flea, and then I'll put that flea in a box, and then I'll put that box inside of another box, and then I'll mail that box to myself, and when it arrives... I'll smash it with a hammer! It's brilliant, brilliant, brilliant, I tell you! Genius, I say! - Or, to save on postage, I'll just poison him with this." The Emperor's New Groove guessed by [ profile] vermin_disciple and [ profile] affabletoaster

15. "The weekend has landed. All that exists now is clubs, drugs, pubs and parties. I've got 48 hours off from the world, man. I'm gonna blow steam out my head like a screaming kettle, I'm gonna talk cod shit to strangers all night, I'm gonna lose the plot on the dancefloor."

16. "Hiya kids. Here is an important message from your Uncle Bill. Don't buy drugs. Become a pop star, and they give you them for free!" Love Actually guessed by [ profile] pippie_poppins and [ profile] affabletoaster

17. "A minute ago this was the safest job in the world. Now it's turning into a bad day in Bosnia."

18. "Five thousand of my men are out there in the freezing mud. Three thousand of them are bloodied and cleaved. Two thousand will never leave this place. I will not believe they fought and died for nothing." Gladiator guessed by [ profile] pishkin

19. "So, 'Reaper'? As in 'Grimm'?"
"They're Marines, Sam, not poets."
Doom guessed by [ profile] pippie_poppins

20. "I'm sorry. This is the fun-vee. The hum-drum-vee is back there." Iron Man guessed by [ profile] pippie_poppins
aderam: (Serenity - elfcat255)
I. Put your favourite music player on shuffle.
II. For each of the first twenty-five songs, post your favourite line. Try to pick one that does not include the title of the song.
III. No cheating. No matter how embarrassing, or how childish, or how obscure, if it has lyrics, you post.
IV. Have your friends' list guess the artist and song.

This is all affabletoaster's fault )


Oct. 17th, 2007 08:40 pm
aderam: (Books - aderam)
Tagged by [ profile] phiremangston

1. Grab the nearest book
2. Open it to page 123
3. Find the fifth sentence
4. Post the text of the next four sentences after that in your LJ with these instructions:
No digging for your favorite book - it has to be the nearest one.
Tag five people.

I was actually really surprised that I didn't have a book on my desk (this is only because I actually put my Latin Grammar and several others back on my bookshelf yesterday so I had room to do my Greek homework without moving my laptop). I had to go to my back-pack and grab the first that came to hand. Unfortunately it was not the Aeneid in Latin (Vergili Opera).

"They attacked Scipio's waste of immense sums of money and his childish fondness for public games and theatrical performances, as if he had been appointed the impresario of some festival, not a commander on active service. As a result of these accusations tribunes were sent out with authority to recall Scipio to Rome, if the charges were proved to be true. However, Scipio was able to impress upon the tribunes that success in war depends upon the size of the preparations made for it, and furthermore that he could indulge in agreeable diversions with his friends during his hours of leisure without allowing his sociability to make him neglectful of his serious duties. At any rate his defence convinced the tribunes, and he set sail for Africa."
- Plutarch, "Biography of Cato the Elder" in Makers of Rome

Hmmmm ... and I will tag:

1. [ profile] hobbitbabe
2. [ profile] karenjeane
3. [ profile] kuwdora
4. [ profile] therealjae
5. [ profile] denisia

Or you know, if you aren't interested I won't be offended if you don't.
aderam: (Books - aderam)
Taken from everyone and their goat on my friends list. Seriously I had about four of these in a row when I checked it just now.

Here are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users. As usual, bold what you have read, italicize those you started but [did]n't finish (I changed "couldn't" to "didn't" because it's not always that I stop reading them on purpose), and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list.



Jul. 1st, 2007 09:27 pm
aderam: (Wash - elfcat255)
Nabbed from [ profile] phiremangston.

TV Guide's Top 30 "Cult" Shows

Bold those shows where you've seen every episode.
Italics for those shows where you've seen episodes, and are kind of *meh* about what you saw.
Underlined Italics if you only saw a few episodes and liked what you saw.
Strikeout those shows where you've seen episodes, but didn't like it.
Leave the text as is for shows you haven't seen.

Bonus round: List 5 shows you think should've been on the list, but weren't.

Read more... )
aderam: (Default)
So apparently I did something with my bank card that the bank peoples deemed suspicious, so I had to go in today and get a new card and make up a new PIN so that I can have access to my money (they of course but me off when I had less than four dollars total on my person). Thankfully it didn't take too long, but it still kinda pisses me off. I liked my PIN. And now I'm going to have to get comfortable with the new one. This will be awkward.

But on the upside tonight I'm having Pizza for dinner because the new place near our house has a deal where a Large Pepperoni is only $5. Yum.

And a Book meme from jenavira because it seemed like a good idea at the time )
aderam: (Latin Shoes - aderam)
Go here, page through the quotations look until you find 5 that you think reflect who you are or what you believe.

"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going." - Professor Irwin Corey (1914 - )

"I have you and even if we never meet or ever see each other, we have left our thumbprints in the thick, moist clay of each other's lives." - Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog, May 6, 2003

"Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones." - Seneca (5 BC - 65 AD)

"If you look at life one way, there is always cause for alarm." - Elizabeth Bowen (1899 - 1973)

"The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason." - T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965)
aderam: (Default)
This is from [ profile] highlandrogue.

1. Comment and I'll tell you what fandom I associate with you.
2. Post this in your own journal so I can see what fandom you associate with me.


aderam: (Default)

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