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Three Things meme

9th April 2010 (00:39)
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As long-term readers will know, I hardly ever memes, especially ones about myself rather than about my work. But I'm also trying desperately not to look at anything 8.34-related, and menomegirl  called me out specifically to do this one, so what the hell...


SIX NAMES YOU GO BY:
1. Stephen
2. Stormwreath
3. Mr [my surname]
4. Steve (Pretty much only by (1) people who've known me since university, or (2) annoying salespeople trying to be over-familiar. If you don't fall into category 1 and you call me this, I'll automatically put you in category 2)
5. Stevie-baby. (No, I don't know why.)
6. Hey, you!

THREE THINGS YOU ARE WEARING RIGHT NOW:
Bizarrely enough, I am in fact wearing exactly three things right now (not counting my contact lenses):
1. t-shirt, blue
2. trousers, black
3. underpants, (has a look) blue.

THREE THINGS YOU WANT VERY BADLY AT THE MOMENT
1. a new computer
2. an economic upturn
3. world peace

THREE PEOPLE WHOM YOU HOPE WILL DO THE MEME
1. You
2. you
3. and you.

THREE THINGS YOU DID LAST NIGHT
1. posted meta on LJ
2. created an animated graphic for a website
3. cooked dinner

THREE PEOPLE YOU LAST TALKED TO ON THE PHONE:
1. A.
2. J.
3. Father.

THREE THINGS YOU ARE GOING TO DO TOMORROW:
1. Buy 8.34.
2. Write a review of it.
3. Read everybody else's reviews that i've been avoiding.

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE DRINKS:
1. Coffee.
2. Ginger beer. Or whiskey and ginger, I can never remember.
3. Caipirinha.

THREE THINGS THAT MADE YOU SMILE TODAY:
1. That the Sunnydale Herald now has a 'Penguin Posts' section.
2. The names aycheb gave to her lj-cuts in her 8.34 review.
3. Something else that I can''t remember right now.


Comments

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:18 (UTC)

That is the least revealing meme I've ever seen! Sheesh!

And...contacts? What's wrong with glasses? You know that knocks off a few of your Sexy Points.

Posted by: Denita (menomegirl)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:22 (UTC)

That is the least revealing meme I've ever seen!

I know! That's why I did it; I rarely do those things.

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:32 (UTC)

But the internet LJ was made for over-sharing!

Posted by: Denita (menomegirl)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:40 (UTC)

I know! But I'm like conservative most of the time.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:42 (UTC)

Oh, go on then. Ask me anything.

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:58 (UTC)

Ah. Well, that puts me on the spot. Now I have to think of something...

*slinks away*

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:41 (UTC)

There are certain sex-related activities that are much easier to do in contacts than in glasses, you know. ;-)

Also, when I stopped wearing glasses and switched to contacts, I rediscoverd something called "peripheral vision" that I'd not known about since I was about 10...

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:51 (UTC)

My eyebrows did, like, this vertical jump, I'll have you know.

And you're supposed to take your glasses off for sex.

Or hold them on with your hand if your partner has a glasses kink.


And blurry peripheral is as good as anything.

Edited at 2010-04-09 00:53 (UTC)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 01:08 (UTC)

And you're supposed to take your glasses off for sex

Making love to a blurry flesh-coloured blob is much less fun than being with a person you can actually see clearly. :-)

Or at least it ought to be. If you'd rather have the blurry blob, maybe you're in the wrong relationship...

Advantage of contacts #2: walking in the rain and still being able to see. Also coming into a warm room afterwards, ditto.

(This is pretty much the order I discovered this in. When I first got my contacts the optician talked me through putting them in, then told me to go walk around town for half an hour then come back and she'd help me take them out again. Peripheral vision - and being able to look at things by moving my eyes instead of my whole head - was the first amazing thing that I discovered.)

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 01:27 (UTC)

Making love to a blurry flesh-coloured blob is much less fun than being with a person you can actually see clearly. :-)

Your vision must be far worse than mine. :)

Advantage of contacts #2: walking in the rain and still being able to see. Also coming into a warm room afterwards, ditto.

'Twould be nice...

...on the other hand, I kinda got the sexy librarian look going on.

Okay, I don't look old enough for the sexy librarian look. I have more of the kinda-eh pseudo-emo schoolgirl with blue hair look. BUT I MAKE THE GLASSES WORK!

(I tried contacts in high school. It was like daggers in my eyes. Lasted a week before I went back to my glasses. I'm apparently very sensitive or something.)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 01:35 (UTC)

I'm apparently very sensitive or something

Mmm-hmm.
;-)

They did take a bit of getting used to - it took me about half an hour to take them out the first time I had to do it by myself. Hayfever, meaning itchy eyes, is also no fun at all when you're wearing them. But honestly, I far prefer lenses now.

Advantage #3: I can wear proper sunglasses now. Assuming it's ever sunny, of course. :-)

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 01:41 (UTC)

Mmm-hmm.
;-)


Now if you had glasses, you could give me a sexy look over them while saying that. That doesn't work without glasses.

...or over the internet, I suppose...

Advantage #3: I can wear proper sunglasses now. Assuming it's ever sunny, of course. :-)

Ah see, I just don't go out during the daylight (of which we have plenty here). This brings the added bonus of people suspecting I'm a vampire.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 02:01 (UTC)

or over the internet, I suppose

The big benefit of the internet is that everybody can be as sexy as you like to imagine them being. :-)
At least, until webcams become standard issue, I suppose. (eep.)


This brings the added bonus of people suspecting I'm a vampire.

The way you bite their necks is a bigger clue, of course.

Posted by: The One Who Isn't Chosen (gabrielleabelle)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 02:19 (UTC)
vamp willow 1

Well, once I bite them, they don't suspect it anymore. Duh.

Posted by: Denita (menomegirl)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:23 (UTC)

Awww, you did it.

Way cool.

:)

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 00:42 (UTC)

:-)

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 01:17 (UTC)
Buffy - Hee!

What? No Steverino?

5. Stevie-baby. (No, I don't know why.)

I know why! Hey, Stevie-baby!

THREE OF YOUR FAVORITE DRINKS

No tea? Are you feeling okay? You're starting to sound less British and I'm slightly worried.

1. That the Sunnydale Herald now has a 'Penguin Posts' section.

This made me smile too!

3. Something else that I can''t remember right now.

It must have been me! I know I bring joy to your life every single day. ♥

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 01:29 (UTC)

I know why!

As lavastar would say, Telllllllllllllll meeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

I get twitchy when I see my name (or a variant of it) spelled with a 'v' instead of a 'ph'. It's a thing. It also confuses the heck out of non-native-English speakers, who haven't a clue how to pronounce it. :-)


No tea? Are you feeling okay? You're starting to sound less British and I'm slightly worried.

Were you not privy to that discussion before? I hate tea. Never drink the stuff. It's foul.

Also, coffee has a long and proud role in British history; Lloyds of London was founded in a coffee shop, and I'm pretty sure Samuel Johnson wrote the first English dictonary while sitting in a coffee shop.

If it makes you feel any better, the type of coffee I normally drink is instant granulated: put a spoonful in the mug then add hot water and milk. None of this filter stuff. I think that's authentically British.


It must have been me! I know I bring joy to your life every single day. ♥

I did actually smile at that, so we can add it to the list. :-) But it's not true you know: sometimes you bring sadness to my life instead, when you're unhappy.

Edited at 2010-04-09 01:29 (UTC)

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 01:36 (UTC)
Buffy Chosen Smile

Because it's fun, that's why! Silly you. I'd say it in this Classic Movie Diva voice. All Katherine Hepburn and "Stevie-baby" as I flicked the end of my cigarette.

Were you not privy to that discussion before? I hate tea. Never drink the stuff. It's foul.

No, you see, I think you're in denial. Tea is good with lots of sugar and served ice cold. (I do remember, darling. I was trying to get one over on you. Apparently it worked too well, hee!)

I did actually smile at that, so we can add it to the list. :-) But it's not true you know: sometimes you bring sadness to my life instead, when you're unhappy.

Awww. ♥

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 01:57 (UTC)

Tea is good with lots of sugar and served ice cold.

*blink* That's not tea. That's some odd foreign North Carolinan drink. Tea is made with boiling water.
Heathen.

Mind you, I did include an odd foreign drink in my own list - caipirinha - but that has alcohol in it, and the sugar only frosts the glass rather than being actually in the drink. And it's best drunk sitting on a terrace in Salvador, but that's another issue. :-)





Edited at 2010-04-09 01:58 (UTC)

Posted by: Emmie (angearia)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 02:01 (UTC)
Buffy Chosen Smile

It's like you know nothing. Duh, you have to boil the water and tea first and you mix in the sugar so that it reaches a super-concentrated level. Then you chill it. Silly, silly British man.

See, I had no idea what caipirinha is. I'm feeling too lazy to google so I'll wait for you to explain your oddness.

Posted by: StephenT (stormwreath)
Posted at: 9th April 2010 02:19 (UTC)
willow-kennedy



Cut up a lime, add sugar (I got that bit confused, you do add the sugar to the drink - but the limejuice pretty much cancels it out. ) Mush together. Top up with ice. Add cachaça (Brazilian white rum).

Perfect after a day on the beach in Rio. :-)

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