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These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, and italicize the ones you own but have not read.
Big List of Books )
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1. Are you a vegetarian? Vegan?

No, a carnivorous Earthling.

2. What's your favorite food?

It varies, but its hard to go worng with Jewish Deli Food or Pho.

3. White bread or whole wheat?

Whole wheat. And rye.

4. What's for breakfast?

Cereal with milk. Maybe an egg breakfast on Sunday

5. You're making a Dagwood sandwich. What's in it?

Various kinds of deli meats - salami, pastrami, , turkey, - on rye bread. With mustard. Perhaps Tomatoes, Avocadoes and some cheese.

6. What's on your pizza?

Any three of Mushrooms. Artichokes, Spinach, Anchovies, Roasted Garlic, Goat Cheese, Basil, Fresh Tomatoes

7. Coffee, tea, milk, or soda?

Water

8. Dark, milk, or white chocolate?

The darker the better.

9. Teetotal, beer, wine, or hard liquor?

Red Wine with meaty dishes, Rose with fish, Beer with sandwiches, Single malt with Brownies.

10. Does cilantro taste like citrus, or like soap?

It's what they feed you in Gehinnom.

11. Is chorizo the greatest thing ever or is it totally disgusting?

I've never had it. Is there a kosher version now?

12. Do you use garlic like a vegetable or like a spice?

It depends on the recipe.

13. Onions: raw, cooked, or not at all?

Depends on the onion type and the dish.

14. Does broccoli taste sweet or bitter?

It tastes like Broccoli. I like it will enough that I'm planning to grow some this year.

15. How do you feel about fish?

Not fond of it cooked. A salmon fillet with the right treatment can be OK. I like Sushi

16. How about sushi?

See above.

17. Fave ethnic cuisine?

Pretty eclectic - everything from Ashkenazic deli food to Indian to Vietnamese to Middle Eastern. So long as it can be made with clean animals, I'll try it.

18. What's your favorite fruit

Clementines. Figs. Bananas. Sometimes grapes.

19. Cheese - thumbs up or thumbs down? How about blue cheese?

Like cheese, mold allergies means avoiding Bleus though/

20. Finally, favorite dessert?

Something with Chocolate.
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Character Meme

Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] kevinjdog and others.

Choose twelve of your original characters in any particular order (NO PEEKING AT THE QUESTIONS AT THIS STAGE!). Then, answer the questions that follow.


1. Grendel
2. Willie
3. Cujo
4. Brian
5. Cleo
6. Sybil
7. Bartle
8. Scotus
9. Jack
10. Roger
11. Eartha
12. Monty

The questions. )

Meme

Dec. 26th, 2005 01:16 pm
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] kevinjdog

Four jobs you've had in your life: Messenger, Teaching Assistant, Computer Support, Database Programmer

Four movies you could watch over and over: Jaws, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The original Star Wars, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

Four places you've lived: West Haverstraw, NY; New York, NY; Binghamton, NY; Minneapolis/Saint Paul, MN.

Four TV shows you love to watch: The Simpsons, Xena:Warrior Princess, Star Trek (TOS), Babylon 5.

Four places you've been on vacation: Gunflint Trail, Kawishiwi River,
Nova Scotia, Niagara Falls.

Four websites you visit daily: Newshounds, Ozy and Millie, If Then Else, The New York Times

Four of your favorite foods: Sushi, Canned Corned Beef Hash and Eggs,
Tuna Fish on Rye, Bagels-lox-n-cream cheese.

Four places you'd rather be: NYC, the Boundary Waters, Toronto, Israel(esp. if control of religious life there is wrested from the Orthodox).

Four albums you can't live without: Iron & Wine: Woman King, Oy Baby, The Best of the Doors, Grisman and Garcia: Shady Grove.

A Meme

Nov. 14th, 2005 09:10 am
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tortured conceptual artist
You are a Tortured Conceptual Artist. Your fellow
postmodernists call you an anachronism, but
you've never cared much about the opinions of
others. After all, most of them are far too
simple-minded to appreciate the nuances of your
work. They talk, while you are part of a lived
tradition.


What kind of postmodernist are you!?
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What kind of disease are you?

richardf8:

richardf8 is caused by bad television.




richardf8 disease turns one into a goth.
To cure richardf8, build a lemur colony in your bathroom.
Name?


I'm posting this meme because it reminded me of something.

Browsing in Brochin's last Passover I saw a book intended to acquaint Children with the Seder. It was by Shari Lewis and was called "Lamb Chop's Passover Surprise."

This amazed me and amused me. Just what IS Lamb Chop's passover surprise anyway? Guess whose blood is going on the doorpost? Guess whose foreleg is going to adorn the Seder Plate. I really should read this book and see if Lamb Chop survives.
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Your Political Profile



Overall: 20% Conservative, 80% Liberal

Social Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Personal Responsibility: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal

Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal

Defense and Crime: 50% Conservative, 50% Liberal




And troubled by question 13. Lotsa ways to drive the deficit down these days without screwing the poor.
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I am:
Robert A. Heinlein
Beginning with technological action stories and progressing to epics with religious overtones, this take-no-prisoners writer racked up some huge sales numbers.


Which science fiction writer are you?



I think I've read more Heinlein than any other SciFi writer.
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I smiled at this result. Badger is my favorite character in The Wind and the Willows.

Badger
75% Beast
You are a Badger. You are quite shy but have good friends and are not afraid to stick up for yourself. You may also have a bad temper.




My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:


free online dating free online dating
You scored higher than 7% on variable 1
Link: The What Woodland Creature Are You Test written by dustyowl on Ok Cupid
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1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don’t you dare dig for that “cool” or “intellectual” book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.


Great. It's about time we got this out in the open. Come with me and I'll SHOW you the "Coyote Problem."


Dye, Thomas K. Regime Change (North Carolina, 2003).
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Test on English Word/Semicolon usage ganked from [livejournal.com profile] athelind

English Genius
You scored 93% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 83% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!


Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!




Hey! If you liked my test, send the link to your friends. They don't need to be OkCupid members to take it.
The Commonly Confused Words Test
http://www.okcupid.com/tests/take?testid=14457200288064322170
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You scored as Neutral Good. A Neutral Good person tries to do the </td>

Neutral Good

80%

Chaotic Good

60%

Lawful Good

60%

True Neutral

55%

Chaotic Neutral

30%

Chaotic Evil

25%

Lawful Evil

25%

Neutral Evil

20%

Lawful Neutral

5%

What is your Alignment?
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My LiveJournal 12 Days
My True Love gave to me...
12 chipunis a-hacking.
11 jimrobs a-groaning.
10 timtylors a-squatting.
9 makovettes a-winking.
8 rain_luongs a-spitting.
7 kelloggs2066s a-waddling.
6 parilouss a-rubbing.
5 light yellow kevinjdogs.
4 milking lordrunningclams.
3 Irish visservoldemorts.
2 dog richardf8s.
And a morgan1 in a starfruit tree.
Get gifts! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] makovette and [livejournal.com profile] kevinjdog

This is the problem with LJ, we all think we are so close, and we know nothing about each other. I'm going to rectify it. I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me, something that should be obvious, but you have no idea about. Ask away.

Then post this in your LJ and find out what people don't know about you.
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A Meme ganked from [livejournal.com profile] athelind

If George Lucas Cast Star Wars from Your Friend List, He'd Pick... by athersgeo
Username
Luke Skywalkermorgan1
Han Soloc_eagle
Princess Leiakelloggs2066
C-3POlordrunningclam
R2D2mud_in_your_eye
Wedge Antilleslocakitty
Obi-Wan Kenobiunzammechat
Darth Vaderlevel_head
Grand Moff Tarkinthescissors
The Emperor3catsjackson
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Book Meme

Apr. 9th, 2004 09:25 pm
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Grab the book nearest to hand. Open it to page 23 and type the 5th Sentence:

I ran and the sound kept it's given distance; I slowed up with a like result.

--Grey Owl. Tales of an Empty Cabin
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Maureen Dowd
You are Maureen Dowd! You like to give people silly
nicknames and write in really short, non
sequitur paragraphs. You're the most playful of
the columnists and a rock-ribbed liberal, but
are often accused of being too flamboyant and
frivolous. You tend to focus on style over
substance, personality over politics. But your
heart is in the right place. Plus, you are a
total fox.


Which New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Are You?
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I was hoping for Krugman. But hey, at least it wasn't Friedman or Brooks.

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