margotvankapelle: (apple)

Day 1 - Gluttony. Seven guilty pleasures.

1.DeBrand's chocolate truffles
2. internet time
3. Jewelry...not like I get a chance to wear or buy much...
4. Books
5. Pretty lingerie
6. Naps

Day 2 - Sloth. Seven things you neglect to do.

2. Thank you notes
3. Eat
4. Pay as much attention to Maggie as she needs
5. Exfoliate
6. Vehicle maintenance
7. lawn care

Day 3 - Pride. Seven great things about yourself.

1. Sense of humor
2. Determination
3. Underneath the depression is an underlying optimism
4. Braaaaaaains
5. Excellent visual memory
6. I stick up for my beliefs
7. Surprisingly tenacious

Day 4 - Wrath. Seven things that piss you off.

1. Pull over when there are emergency vehicles behind you with lights and sirens going, dammit!
2. Hurting an animal makes me want to hurt you.
3. Hang. Up. And. Drive.
4.You have 364 days to order your precious snowflake's birthday cake, and you wait until 8 PM of the night before the 9 AM party to bother to actually do so?
5. People who do nothing in a crisis because it's "not my problem."
6.People who do not take personal responsibility for their own actions, but instead have excuse after excuse. It is always someone else's fault.
7. Those who assume they are entitled to anything.

Day 5 - Lust. Seven love/lust secrets.

1. Enthusiasm
2. A certain amount of wit
3. Mike Rowe. 
4. Candles
5. Music
6. That "look"
7. A glance with a certain intent

Day 6 - Envy. Seven things you lack and covet.

1. Money...who doesn't?
2. Boobs that don't need additional padding to look proportionate
3. Fabric.
4. A college degree
5. Pretty shiny jewelry
6. A personal seamstress
7.A new tent

Day 7 - Greed. Seven things that you simply must have more of.

1. More college credits
2. Time with my sister
3. Fabric
4. Pennsic
5. Pretty shiny jewelry
7. Winning lottery tickets


Jul. 29th, 2010 04:25 pm
margotvankapelle: (schrodinger)
You know the rules, cuz I am the Last Person On LJ to do this meme.

1. You know several people who have hit a deer.

2. You've never met any celebrities.

3. You've seen all the biggest bands ten years after they were popular.  I haven't, but don't think I haven't seen the ads for The Village People and REO Speedwagon.

4. Down south to you means Kentucky.

5. You have no problem spelling or pronouncing "Terre Haute."    You mean, people DON'T?
6. Your school classes were canceled because of cold.  All. The. Damn. Time.

7. Your school classes were canceled because of heat1988, baby.

8. You know what the phrase "Knee-high by the Fourth of July" means.  My uncle was a farmer as a side job.

9. You've heard of Euchre, you know how to play Euchre, and you are the master of Euchre.  Well, this one isn't me, it was my Grandma.

10. You've seen a running car, with nobody in it, in the parking lot of the grocery store no matter what time of year it is.

11. You end your sentences with an unnecessary preposition. Example: "Where's my coat at? or "If you go to the mall I wanna go with."

12. Detassling was your first job. Bailing hay, your second. Or you could stack hay, swim in the pond to clean off, and then have the strength to play a couple of games of hoops all in the same day.  Pizza Hut was my first job, but boy I know an awful lot of people for whom detasseling corn was their first job.

13. You've ever had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" in the same day OR "Stoke the fire" and "fling open the windows" for the older version.  This April comes immediately to mind.

14. You say things like "catty-wumpus" and "kitty-corner".  Oh, yes, I do the kitty-corner thing.

15. You install security lights on your house and garage and leave both unlocked.  I leave my back door unlocked.  In the middle of downtown Fort Wayne.  We have a dog, and nothing worth stealing.

16. You carry jumper cables in your car regularly. 
I have had the pleasure of assisting other people and of being the one assisted, at different times in my life.  Always carry at least a set of jumper cables, a gallon of premixed antifreeze, a gas can, $10 in your glove compartment, a first-aid kit, and a can of Fix-A-Flat.  You never know who you may help.

17. You drink "pop".  The rest of the world drinks soda or Coke, I know.  Although there is a small part of Indiana near Evansville that drinks Coke, too.

18. You know what "cow tipping" is.
  And man, oh man, does it piss the cows off.

19. You know that Bailin' wire was the predecessor to duct tape.

20. You know that strangers are the only ones that come to your "front" door.  Grandma again.

21. Kids and dogs ride in the passenger seats of cars and the backs of pickups.  Not anymore, sadly.  Dear Tom Wyss, I remember how fun it was to ride in the back of a pickup.  You suck.  No love, Me.

22. You think nothing of it in spring and fall to be stuck behind a farm implement driving on the roads.  Now I have Craig Morgan's song "International Harvester" going through my head.

23. High school basketball game draws a bigger crowd on the weekend nights than movie theaters.

24. Driving is better in the winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

25. The local paper covers national and international headlines on 1 page, but requires 6 for local sports.

26. Can repeat the scores of the last 8 IU games, but unless the MVP is a Hoosier, you are not sure who he is. (not IU, but Purdue)  Not my family personally, but I knew of others that were simply obsessed.

27. There is a basketball hoop at every house.  Except mine.  I was never into sports.

28. You can name every one of Bob Knight's "exploits" over the last few years.  I stopped paying attention after the chair throwing incident, to be honest.
29. You shop at Marsh.
  Shopped, at any rate.

30. Damon Bailey was your childhood hero.  Again, not my hero, but boy howdy there were quite a few who worshiped the guy.

31. The biggest question of your youth was "IU or "Purdue".  Not really, but for many it was a make-or-break thing.

32. Indianapolis is the "big city".

33. "Getting caught by a train" is a legitimate excuse for being late to school.  I grew up in New Haven, Indiana, a suburb of Fort Wayne.  There are at least 3 train depots in or around New Haven, and you literally cannot go from the center of town in any cardinal direction without at least ONE set of tracks, and most likely, you'll cross two.

34. The Wabash River is the "biggest body of water" near your house.  In my case, it's the Saint Mary's River, but that's because it's on the other side of the flood control levee in our back yard.

35. You know several different definitions as to what a Hoosier really is.

36. People at your high school chewed tobacco.

37. Everyone knows who the town cop is, where he lives, whether he is at home or on duty.  If you were really good, you could name drop and get out tickets.  :-)

38. To get to school you had to drive on a gravel road, a road with several right-angle turns in it, or if you were really lucky, over a covered bridge.

39. People in your neighborhood, really, REALLY like Nascar.

40. You actually know what the CART vs IRL debate is about and have taken a side.

41. To you, a raccoon is simply a "coon".

42. The vehicle of choice in your area is not a car, but a pickup.

43. You are a BIG John Mellencamp fan.

44. You've been to the Covered Bridge Festival.

45. You took backroads to get there - why sit in traffic?  This is my driving motto -- fair warning.

46. To you, a tenderloin is not an expensive cut of beef, but a big, salty, breaded piece of pork served on a bun with pickles.  And damned delicious too!  Lose the pickle, though, that's the fancy kind of tenderloin.

47. You call a green bell pepper a "mango".

48. Sometimes, you call the toilet the "commode" or the "stool".  Grandma again.

49. In the fall, one of your favorite pranks was corning cars.

50. You know what corning is.

51. Wal-mart (K-Mart!) is the most exciting place in your hometown.

52. Technically, you don't even live in a town.

53. You know what FFA and 4H stand for and how to spell them.

54. A typical party at your high school consisted of a bunch of people driving trucks into the woods or an empty field, lighting a bonfire, and staring at it while drinking a few beers.

55. It is a 30 minute drive from your house to the grocery store.

56. You have all the same teachers in high school that your parents had.  It amused me to realize that the same Mr. Klopfenstein who assigned my parents as high school biology lab partners and were responsible for introducing them, was my biology teacher.

57. You know what chip-and-seal is, and your high school was located on just such a road.

58. You think that Notre Dame is a college in South Bend, and not a cathedral in France.

59. You know people who own belt buckles with their initials on them. These buckles are the size of a dinner plate.

60. You go to the county fair every night of its week-long duration.
margotvankapelle: (Default)
Comment to this post, and I'll tell you one reason I think you're spectacular. Then repost in your own journal (if you want) and share the love.
margotvankapelle: (Default)
You Are An ENTP
The Visionary

You are charming, outgoing, friendly. You make a good first impression.
You possess good negotiating skills and can convince anyone of anything.
Happy to be the center of attention, you love to tell stories and show off.
You're very clever, but you are not disciplined enough to do well in structured environments.

In love, you see everything as a grand adventure. You enjoy taking risks for love.
And if things don't work out, you're usually not too much worse for the wear!

You would make a great entrepreneur, marketing executive, or actor.

At work, you need a lot of freedom to pursue your own path and vision.
How you see yourself: Analytical, creative, and peaceful

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Detached, wishy-washy, and superficial


Jan. 29th, 2009 02:14 pm
margotvankapelle: (nosignal)

You Are a Playwright

You are a highly literate wordsmith. You love both reading and writing.

You are also a natural storyteller. You can turn a mediocre anecdote into a riveting tale.

You find people and all aspects of life fascinating. No topic is off limits for you.

In modern times, you would make a good filmmaker or novelist.

margotvankapelle: (whatruon)
Tagging Meme Rules:
A. Each tagged person must post 8 things about themselves on their journal.
B. At the end, you have to choose and tag 8 people.

1. I am a Libra. Full-on, hardcore Libra...which is pretty amusing, considering that I'm not an astrology person at all.

2. I am definitely my father's daughter in all areas except creative-type stuff. Dad is not a "work with one's hands" sort of person unless it's plumbing, electrical work, that sort of thing. Mom, on the other hand, made most of my clothes when I was little, embroidered or smocked dress yokes, did about a bazillion cross-stitch patterns (most of which she came up with herself), knit or crocheted about as many afghans, and does silk flower arrangements that look damned professional. In all honesty, there have been very few times in my life in which she has *not* had some project or other in her hands while she watches TV. I also have a hard time watching TV without some sort of sewing project or crochet work in my hands.

3. I love Midwestern food. Having grown up in Indiana, the default comfort food seems to be beef and noodles or chicken and noodles over mashed potatoes. Whole kernel corn on the side, please. When I was out in Vegas, one of my friends literally gagged at the idea of so many carbohydrates in one meal. I think it's perfectly nummy. Dang, now I'm hungry....

4. I love jewelry. This is something else that Mom and I have in common. Shiny sparkly jewelry...none of that cheap costume crap, it's gotta be the real deal for me. Rings, especially. When I was in high school, I had rings on my middle, ring, and little fingers on each hand. It's just part of my creative self-expression. I also tend to be sentimental about jewelry. Mom and I have talked about who will get which pieces of her jewelry when she's gone, and her most expensive item I refuse to touch because of who gave it to her. She's tried to talk me out of that idea, but sorry, nope. However, I *will* help myself to the little white gold earrings that she has...because they were the first pair of earrings she ever wore, and Dad got them for her while they were engaged.

5. I like snow only between Christmas Eve and New Years' Eve. Or when I am shopping for the holidays. OK, or when I'm inside, snuggled up on the couch under a blanket, and I don't have to go out in it.

6. I still miss my cat JB. He passed away when I was 10. Although my particular church says animals don't have souls and therefore can't go to Heaven, I'm inclined to disagree. After all, in the Christian mindset, Heaven is a place of perfection, right? Well, nothing is perfect unless I have my cats with me. In addition, a loving God pays attention to the falling of a sparrow, and He would not be loving enough to allow those who love their animals to have them in eternal comfort? Yeah, right.

7. I love my brother and sister. I have pictures of all 3 of us when we were little kids (6, 4, and 2) and we are just so cute, it hurts.

8. I am so proud of Boe. He came from a very f'ed up background, and is now a college graduate (pretty impressive for someone who dropped out of high school at 17 and got his GED at 21) and teacher.

Now for the latest round of players: berliosxo, chrissmith, ladymusesa, kitaratuma, leggy1979, sunshine_tears, maedb, and marymont.
margotvankapelle: (wantitnow)
The Rules:
Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. You an also check out this post because she lists lots of charities you can craft for for the holidays. There's also a LJ group (holiday_wishes where folks post lists like this) And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

A Littermaid.
A gift certificate to an online fabric store
Linen...any color, any weight.
A digital camera (nothing fancy, just capable of taking costuming pictures!
Any novel in the Harry Dresden series.
A rope bed
A collapsible wooden chair (X-style would be *great*!)
Medieval shoes, women's size 9.
Medieval shoes, men's size 9.

My email address is on my profile page. k powell one zero six six at yahoo dot com.


Apparently, someone disagrees with a post I made over in customers_suck. Awwww, aren't anonymice cute? Look, everyone! Next, the anonymouse will roll over and play dead, among other tricks!


Oct. 29th, 2008 08:12 pm
margotvankapelle: (tiltingatwindmills)


Oct. 18th, 2008 06:57 pm
margotvankapelle: (brainz)
If you can read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often or ever) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me.

It can be anything you want - good or bad

When you're finished, post this little paragraph in your LJ and see what your friends come up with.


Sep. 5th, 2008 09:07 pm
margotvankapelle: (herekittykitty)
Describe me in one word, then post this in your LJ for descriptors of your own.


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