Meme Time!

Mar. 6th, 2009 12:27 am
katstales: (Default)
The WIPs meme, to be exact. :D It's been all over my flist today and looks like fun. Plus, I haven't done one in ages, so I'm due for a meme, yes? *nods*

Post a single sentence from each WIP you have (or as many as you want to pick). No context, no explanations. No more than one sentence.

The sentences be here, yes, they do! )
katstales: (Txt only-brain)
Time for meme-age! Gakked from all the heck over my flist, lol, I proudly present:

What Your Cute Monster Says About You

You are a well balanced person. You have all aspects of your life happily in order.

Whenever you have a choice in life, you try to choose the middle path.

You inner demon is melancholy. You can be a bit moody at times.

People think you're cute because you are easy going. Your live and let live attitude is charming.

katstales: (Default)
Gakked from [ profile] karri_kln1671:

"The Johari Window was invented by Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham in the 1950s as a model for mapping personality awareness. By describing yourself from a fixed list of adjectives, then asking your friends and colleagues to describe you from the same list, a grid of overlap and difference can be built up."

Now go check it out--you can contribute anonymously if you'd like and even create your own to post for your friends. Go on, you know you want to so make with the click-y! *vbg*

Interactive Johari Window

katstales: (John-Cool!)
Gakked from [ profile] kriadydragon, [ profile] wildcat88, [ profile] karri_kln1671.

The first 5 people to comment on this post get to request a drabble of their choosing from me. In return, they HAVE to post this in their journal. The rule is, don't ask unless you plan to pass it on! I reserve the right to request a different prompt, but name your fandom (or don't) and a phrase, situation, title...

Note: If anyone who has already posted this would like to make a request, that's cool with me. :)

Icon Meme

Sep. 15th, 2007 01:04 am
katstales: (John-Oops!)
Yes, I should be writing or at least posting an update for [ profile] ficfrenzy. So of course, I am doing memes instead. *grins*

This one was gakked from [ profile] karri_kln1671 and [ profile] padawan_aneiki and lots of other people on my f-list.

Comment here and I will reply to you and tell you what icon of yours I associate with you. Once I reply, please repost this in your own journal, because I want to know what icon you associate with me.

Damn. Now I guess I really do have to either go write some more or post a waaaaaay overdue update. *le sigh*

katstales: (Brendan-TooMuchFun)
This seems to be all over my flist, so I am making like lemming and following along with everbody else. *giggles*

1. Go to
2. Put in Username: nycareers, Password: landmark.
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions.
4. Post the top ten results

I should be a *what*? )

Though honestly, I think I do like all of the choices listed. Hmm, maybe I should think about moving to Vancouver or California... *giggles*
katstales: (Ronon-Do Again)
Gakked from [ profile] angeloftheruse and [ profile] karri_kln1671. I think I've done this one before, but I've added at least another 2k songs since then so I thought I'd give it another go. :)

First, ze rulez for anyone who might want to play:

Get your ipod or media-player of choice, select your whole music collection, set the thing to shuffle (i.e., randomized playback), then post the first ten songs that come out. No cheating, no matter how stupid it makes you feel!

My Ten Songs:
1) The End Has Only Begun - Lifehouse
2) Lost Inside of You - Barbara Streisand & Kris Kristofferson
3) Here's to You - Rascal Flatts
4) Hung Up - Madonna
5) In the Rain - Dramatics
6) O What a Thrill - The Mavericks
7) Believe In You (Radio Mix) - Amanda Marshall
8) Let's Talk About Love - Celine Dion
9) Voice Mail #2 - Original Broadway Cast of 'Rent'
10) Reelin' In the Years - Steely Dan
katstales: (John- omg)
Tagged by [ profile] wildcat88...

1. List seven habits/quirks/facts about yourself.
2. Tag seven people to do the same.
3. Do not tag the person who tagged you or say that you tag "whoever wants to do it."

1) I'm a total absolutely hopeless Diet Coke addict. I can drink other diet colas, but give me a choice and Diet Coke is my drink.

2) I'm also a completely hopeless night owl. If I try to go to sleep before 1am, I'll be awake within an hour and up for the rest of the night.

3) I have 3 brothers and 3 sisters, all of whom are now married. Holiday gatherings with only my immediate family can have up to 31 people and tend to be a bit...noisy. *g*

4) In two months, my hubby and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary.

5) I have never, ever been stung by a bee, wasp, or hornet and am deathly afraid of them.

6) When I was a kid, our family had a retired police dog for a pet, a German Shepard named Satan.

7) I skipped kindergarten and went straight into first grade when I started school.

Tagging [ profile] alasse_fae, [ profile] theyllek, [ profile] angeloftheruse, [ profile] belisse, [ profile] lostieborden, [ profile] tielan, and [ profile] gumnut

And finally, a nice big :P to the maker of this meme for taking away my standard response to these things with instruction #3 up there. *points up*


katstales: (John-next hair joke)
Comment and I'll give you a letter. Then you have to list 10 things you love that begin with that letter. After, post this in your journal, and give out some letters of your own. Let me know if you want a letter.

This post is brought to you by the letter 'M', given to me by [ profile] padawan_aneiki.

Is this cheating???? )

PIF Meme

Aug. 2nd, 2007 05:06 pm
katstales: (brain)
Got this meme from seems like half of my flist, most of whom got it from [ profile] sgatazmy:

PIF meme: I will send a gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment here in my LJ requesting to join this PIF (Pay-It-Forward) exchange. You will receive it within 365 days (actually probably a lot less than that). The only thing you have to do in return is "pay it forward" by making a similar agreement on your blog.

Oh! Look at the pressies! )
katstales: (Poor Drowned Rat-dog)
So, finally getting to post another update here. I've been very neglectful of LJ outside of the most recent fic posted, so I'm sorry for that. Between hubby's taking vacation days, grankidlet antics, and other family stuff, playtime has been limited. :P

And sadly, my beloved little Furball has left this world. The entire family was there with him on the final trip to the vet and stayed with him until the end. I was pretty much a wreck for days afterward. It's still hard and I still expect him to be there waiting with toy in mouth and tail wagging at the top of the stairs every time I come home. My emotions are pretty much at odds right now. Part of me wants wants to wait for a very long time before even thinking about another mutt, but the other part is screaming at me--loudly!--to find another mutt to join our family. I suppose we'll have to wait and see which part eventually wins out.

Oh, that's right, I promised an update, didn't I? So I guess this is the part where I own up to the current projects and admit how little I've been doing lately. :P Okay, so without further delay, here are the gruesome stats:

Fandom: Thoughtcrimes
Title: The Silent Twins
Words: 790 words total so far
Progress: Still working on opening scene, though it's almost finished--finally. Background has been set and the action can now begin! Er, almost. *giggles*

So hopefully updates will be more regular again, but I'm not holding my breath. :P

And finally, we leave you with a meme. This was gakked from [ profile] karri_kln1671.

My Fantasy Archetype is... )

Have a great Sunday everyone! *hugs*
katstales: (John- omg)
Another one gakked from lots of people on my flist: Free Online Dating86% - Free Online Dating

*stares with mouth open* Woah, dang I know I'm a bit of a geek, but I didn't think it would be *that* high.
katstales: (John-look heroic)
Gakked from like almost every single person on my flist:

katstales: (Default)
Still haven't finished the zine fic, but since it rained most all day I didn't have to deal with power outages today. So while I'm trying to figure out dinner, I found this and snurched from [ profile] karri_kln1671:

The How Rare Is Your Personality meme )

Which was really kinda scarily accurate in the personality description...except for maybe that last one. *giggles*

katstales: (My Hero John)
Gakked from [ profile] belisse: My Silver-Age SuperHero Career )

I need to apologize for not posting an update in quite awhile. I have been plugging away at the zine fic, though, despite the lack of progress reports. I'm at a little over 13000 words and almost finished--in fact, I'm on the last scene now. I'll post the final tally once it's finished--hopefully later tonight.

In other news, I might not be online until Friday night. As I'm re-reading the letter from our management company that I found on my door yesterday, I'm realizing that it's really rather vague. All it really says is that they're going to be replacing the outside breakers for the buildings, which will require shutting off the power, and that work will be done on Thursday and Friday. Hopefully, they'll be turning it back on for the evening hours tomorrow. *crosses fingers*

katstales: (ooooh...)
Lots of folks on my f-list have done this, but [ profile] kodiak_bear did it first so you can find my answers there. :D

Questions, questions--so many questions! )
katstales: (Default)
Yeah, it's definitely easier than the 30 songs one. :D

Post in comments and I will give you a letter. List your top ten songs beginning with that letter.

I got the letter S for Shep, bless alasse_fae. *g* )
katstales: (kidding right)
Got this from [ profile] alasse_fae and [ profile] sgcgategirl. Like a hint as to my taste in music? Well, let's just say that there are only two things that you will NEVER find on my iPod: Rap/Hip-Hop and anything by The Beatles. Just about any other group, person, genre may well show up at some point. So on with the meme! )

I should have so been writing zine fic instead of this...


katstales: (Default)
Gakked from [ profile] belisse, here's the "nice" version:

Dear Cupid,

This year, I've had my ups and downs in the love department.

We were playing spin the bottle and Gumnut tried to kiss my lips but missed and kissed me in the eye (consequently blinding me for 3 days).
The restraining order that Gategeeks put on me was upped to 500 feet.
I tried to seduce Theyllek with the whole ‘secret admirer’ bit but then lost interest.

So, as you can see, it's been a hectic year. Can you please make Meliaka fall in love with me this Valentine's day?


Take this Quiz at
( or, take the 'adult' version at )

Or if you prefer, the naughty version. )
katstales: (Ronon Do Again)
Got this one from [ profile] triciabyrne1978.

1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by asking you five personal questions so I can get to know you better. If I already know you well, expect the questions may be a little more intimate!
3. You will update your lj with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

[ profile] triciabyrne1978 asked me these questions and I answered here )
katstales: (Road to Hell)
Since my head still hurts too much for sleep, I'm inflicting another meme on you all. *g*

Proof Positive that I watched WAY too much TV as a child/teenager. )
katstales: (kidding right)
Gakked from [ profile] gumnut.

Because I've had a really crappy day and needed a diversion, yet another meme for my your reading pleasure:

I am smarter than 94.48% of the rest of the world.
Find out how smart you are.

I had 24/25 right answers. ::cough, cough:: I'm thinking that the person who invented this one is likely on some serious crack or somethin'...

katstales: (ooooh...)
Snatched from [ profile] triciabyrne1978...

Your Vocabulary Score: A

Congratulations on your multifarious vocabulary!
You must be quite an erudite person.

katstales: (No Way)
RULES: Each player of this game starts off with 10 weird things/habits/little known facts about yourself. People who get tagged need to write a blog of their own 10 weird habits/things/little known facts as well as state this rule clearly. At the end you need to choose 10 people to be tagged and list their names. No tag backs...

1) I was a MAJOR tomboy as a child.

2) My older brother was the one responsible for my love of scifi. None of the other five sibs share the obsession interest.

3) In over forty-five years, I have never ever been stung by a bee or wasp (other than sweat bees) and am deathly afraid of them.

4) My husband's birthday is the day after my mother's; my sister's husband's birthday is the day after my father's. My son's birthday is the day after hers. Her daughter's birthday is the day before mine. Out of our other five siblings, no one else (including spouses and children) is even close.

5) I skipped kindergarten and went straight into first grade. (My older brother had already taught me everything he'd learned in kindergarten.)

6) I once had a bad experience with shrimp nearly thirty years ago and cannot eat it to this day. Even now, just the smell of it is enough to make me gag at times.

7) The number three seems to show up frequently in my life (phone numbers, addresses, and assorted other things).

8) When I was very young, I insisted to my mother that I was going to marry someone named Smith or Jones so that I wouldn't be asked to spell my last name all the time. She reminded me of it on my wedding day, when I married a man named Smith.

9) I frequently know who is calling when the phone rings before I answer it (without checking caller ID).

10) I LOVE chocolate. I'm also quite fond of mint. I HATE the two mixed together. It's just wrong. In so many ways...

I'm going to tag some people, but if you don't want to play that's cool. I just think it would be fun to see everyone's lists. :)

[ profile] karri_kln1671
[ profile] padawan_aneiki
[ profile] belisse
[ profile] meliaka
[ profile] gumnut
[ profile] lostieborden
[ profile] hadesbabe
[ profile] cascadepd

Meme Time!

Jan. 28th, 2007 11:11 pm
katstales: (Default)
Science fiction writer meme, gakked from [ profile] theyllek and [ profile] alasse_fae...

I am:
James Tiptree, Jr. (Alice B. Sheldon)
In the 1970s she was perhaps the most memorable, and one of the most popular, short story writers. Her real life was as fantastic as her fiction.

Which science fiction writer are you?

A short story writer with a fantastical Real Life?


They so do not know me at all...

katstales: (Default)
...gakked from a number of peoples. I found this one fairly accurate. Except for the quarreling part. I won't waste the energy. Besides, getting even is far more fun...

You scored as The Rowan. In Celtic astrology, you're a Rowan tree. The animal symbol that accompanies this tree is the dragon. The ancient Druids say Rowan people have powerful imaginations and are idealistic, progressive, humanitarian, spiritual and good with change. However, Rowans may be prone to restlessness, quarreling, impatience or aloofness.


The Rowan


The Hazel


The Elder


The Ivy


The Vine


The Reed


The Alder


The Holly


The Oak


The Hawthorn


The Birch


The Ash


The Willow


What Tree Are You? (Celtic astrology)
created with

Movie Meme

Jan. 10th, 2007 12:27 am
katstales: (My Hero John)
Gakked from [ profile] alasse_fae.

Movie Meme: Once tagged by this entry, the assignment is to list 10 movies: your 5 Favourites & your 5 Guilty Pleasures.

Five favs:
1. The Original Star Wars Trilogy (Yeah, yeah, it's cheating, but come on--how can I pick just one?)
2. Lethal Weapon 1 & 2 (Hey, if I'm cheating anyway, I may as well do it big... *g*)
3. Oliver! (The one from the sixties, not the recent one.)
4. Regarding Henry
5. Fried Green Tomatoes

Guilty Pleasures:
1. Yours, Mine, & Ours (the Lucille Ball/Henry Fonda version)
2. E.T.
3. Chicken Little (He's just so darn cute! *g*)
4. The Little Mermaid (Disney version)
5. Holiday Inn

Oh wow, after looking over my lists? Apparently my taste in movies is about as eclectic as my taste in music. ::grins::

Um, I not tagging anyone either. Please do feel free to gak away if you so desire, but I'm too lazy and too tired to try to figure out who to tag right now. Sorry! :D

katstales: (John Gossips)
Snatched from [ profile] alasse_fae...
ABCDEFG...tell me what you think of me... )
katstales: (Cool!)
Gakked from [ profile] karri_kln1671 & [ profile] kodiak_bear

Let me just echo the others--I swear I did NOT cheat on this! ::grinning madly::

My SGA Counterpart is: )
katstales: (Ronon Ho)
I seem to be finding a lot of these amusing lately. What's up with that?!

First, gakked from [ profile] belisse, my letter to Santa. Apparently, I've been far busier than I remembered--especially when I visited Canada last May around MediaWest time...

Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

Last month I invaded Iraq, broke it, and couldn't glue it back together before Mom got home (-1012 points). In November I helped [ profile] meliaka across the street (6 points). Last Saturday I farted in an elevator (-6 points). In May I ruled Canada as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). In June I caught a purse-snatcher who stole [ profile] smileraniko's purse (30 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-1682 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:

And second, lifted from [ profile] alasse_fae, my Star Wars horoscope. Funny, whenever anyone has used the words "full of" in regard to my person, I don't ever recall the word "wisdom" following... :D

Star Wars Horoscope for Sagittarius

You are superbly wise and have been known to spread your wisdom widely.
You are impatient and pushy when people take your teachings too lightly.
And your philosophical side always peeks through.

Star wars character you are most like: Yoda
katstales: (Christmas Boogie)
'Cause everyone else is doing it--

Last Christmas I gave you my katstale
But the very next day you gave it away.

Last Christmas
from the Christmas Song Generator.

Get your own song :

::hand on forehead wailing dramatically::

"Oh, the pain! The pain!" They gave me away!!

::sniff, sniff::
katstales: (seasons greetings-beeej)
Lifted from [ profile] karri_kln1671

On the twelfth day of Christmas, katstale sent to me...
Twelve alasse_faes drumming
Eleven lostiebordens piping
Ten smileranikos a-leaping
Nine belisses dancing
Eight gategeeks a-milking
Seven theylleks a-writing
Six kodiak_bears a-cooking
Five tri-i-i-iciabyrne1978s
Four arriettysdiarys
Three recipes
Two stargate atlantis
...and a fanfiction in a meliaka.
Get your own Twelve Days:

Ooooo, yeah!!! Two--count 'em, TWO--SGAs!!! And a meli-fic!

katstales: (making a list-beeej)
my xmas stocking )

Not to be greedy or anything, but I could -really- use a new car. Failing that, a small repair bill would also be most welcomed. ::sigh::

katstales: (Default)
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens ....
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens,
Brown paper packages tied up with string

From [ profile] alasse_fae who said: Comment and I'll give you a letter; then you have to list 10 things you love that begin with that letter. Afterwards, post this in your journal and give out some letters of your own.

She gave me the letter "J", sweetheart that she is. Numbers 9 & 10 are there because she insisted. Really! ::grins::

1) Jen--My daughter has had her ups and downs lately, but she keeps plodding along toward her degree no matter what life is throwing at her. And getting straight A's to boot! I could not be more proud to call her my daughter and marvel at the totally awesome person she has become.

2) Jack--No, not O'Neill. This Jack is my sister and she couldn't be anymore special if she tried. When my girls hit their teens (and after), she was always there for them when it came to those times when they needed someone to confide in other than Mom. It was such a comfort to me, knowing that they had her to turn to for guidance, and I'll forever be grateful to have her for *my* sister.

3) Jiffy Pop--Nothing is more fun than watching the foil rise as the corn begins to pop. Except maybe using it for ammo in fights with your brothers and sisters when you're supposed to be eating it while watching the Friday night movie and waiting for Dad to get home from work at midnight. Or so I've heard... ::polishes halo::

4) Juice--As in electricity, not the stuff you drink. If you've read my journal at all lately, you'll understand why. ::grins::

5) Jello--the commercials they put out for this stuff never fails to bring a smile as they sing about wiggling and jiggling while the actors onscreen are doing exactly that. The stuff is pretty good to eat, too--though I prefer the pudding to the gelatin. Sugar and fat free, of course. ;)

6) Jordan books--The Wheel of Time series in particular. They're always 400+ pages, but I never want to put them down until I've hit the end. Waiting for a year or more between books is pure torture, but I eagerly anticipate each one. I've even hooked my son on them. ::grins::

7) Jigsaw Puzzles--Nothing more satisfying that searching forever for that elusive piece and then finally locking it into place.

8) Java--The coffee type, not the computer type. The smell alone is downright intoxicating, so it's no wonder people everywhere downright worship the stuff. Including me. And you so don't want to be around in the morning until I've had a cup or twelve. ::giggles::

Now last, but not least and totally because alasse insisted:

9) Jack O'Neill--the perfectly imperfect hero; from the sarcastic wit to the irreverent attitude, he's one of my all time favorite characters. And the package ain't bad, either! :D

10) John Sheppard--No one has ever made me go all fan-girly the way this guy has. From the hair to the leather jacket to those gorgeous eyes, he seriously makes me want to squee! whenever he's on the screen.

Anyone else want to play? :D

katstales: (better watch out)
::rolling on the floor laughing::
I have NO words for this. None. )
katstales: (Default)
Since I've been tagged twice now, I suppose I should stop NaNo-ing long enough to play. ::grins::

List five songs that you currently love. Post these instructions, the artists, & the songs in your blog, then tag five other livejournal friends to see what they're listening to.

1)An Fharraige - Maire Brennan

2)Leave The Pieces - The Wreckers

3)Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol

4)Island of Bows - R Carlos Nakai

5)Tears & Rain - James Blunt

I tag: [ profile] gumnut, [ profile] meliaka, and [ profile] hadesbabe. Yes, I realize that's only three, but everyone else on my flist has already been tagged. :)

Travel Map

Sep. 5th, 2006 12:32 am
katstales: (Default)
Yep, I'm at it again. LOL! I borrowed this from Dee. Hmm, I've been a lot more places than I'd thought...

States visited: 25 (49%)

create your own visited states map
or check out these Google Hacks.

There is also a world map available, but since Canada is the only foreign country I've ever managed to visit so far, I decided to skip that one. ::grins::

katstales: (Default)
It took me a whole hour, but I finally got hubs away from computer and futzing with his car show pictures to leave for dinner. Go me, lol!! We ended up going to a local family-style restaurant; the Greek Salad was delish.

Before we left, I made him do the planet meme, too. ::giggles:: His was also pretty scarily accurate. I told him I was going to post it and he didn't say no, soooo...

You Are From Mercury

You are talkative, clever, and knowledgeable - and it shows.
You probably never leave home without your cell phone!
You're witty, expressive, and aware of everything going on around you.
You love learning, playing, and taking in all of what life has to offer.
Be careful not to talk your friends' ears off, and temper your need to know everything.

Now I should probably go open Word and at least pretend to work on the VS9 thing...

katstales: (Default)
I seem to be good at gakking things from her and Dee this month, don't I? ::grins::

I've never posted one of these before, so here is my very first posted meme. ::bows proudly:: Scarily, it's pretty dang accurate.

You Are From Jupiter

You are exuberantly curious - and you love to explore newness.
Enthusiastic and optimistic, you get a kick out of stimulating intellectual discussions.
Foreign cultures and languages fascinate you. You love the outdoors, animals, and freedom.
Chances are you tend to exaggerate, so try to keep a lid on that.
If you do, you'll continue to be known for your confidence, generosity, and sense of justice.

Now for my next trick: dragging hubs off to dinner...results to be announced shortly. ::giggles::


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