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Seriously, isn't everyone going to say the same thing? Most often: Chrome. Why? Because it works. I used to use Firefox until it started eating memory. Hate: IE. Each version gets worse and worse.
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CRYSTAL CASTLES. If I could find a working console, SO MANY QUARTERS.

Also Centipede.
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Arrested Development, duh.
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I don't much care. The exchange of valentines in my son's first-grade class was very cute. I never had big expectations from my partner on Valentine's Day, so I'm not missing out on anything gigantic or extravagant. But this year I admit to a bit of sensitivity around the issue of being single, especially in terms of being a single parent. And of course the holiday does a great job of reminding me of that. *sigh*
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Somebody To Love. It has all the best elements of a Queen song--theatrics, a campy backup chorus, heartfelt lyrics, a melody that shows off Freddie's range... the only thing missing is a longer guitar solo but the short one that exists is a killer. And it's meaningful.

Second best: Play the Game. For pretty much all the same reasons as Somebody to Love.

Honorable mention: Killer Queen. Fastidious and precise.
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I use this name because I am a spinner. My username references a core part of my identity and brings to mind the greatest bliss I've experienced. I am not interested in changing it.

I wrote a long post about it once; it can be found under my "spinning" tag.
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Sure, plenty! Starting with Being There, and Harold and Maude.
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WHAT?

No.
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No to the first question. I'm pretty open in real life although I have a lot less time to spend actually relating to other people, so there are things I discuss mostly here these days, but there's nothing I talk about here that's off-limits in real life.

Regarding the second question: I have a big crockpot of stew simmering on my countertop right now. That is ENTIRELY due to my LJ friends. I hope it turns out OK. I cut up a huge hunk of beef for the stew--my first time, and it was one of the grossest things I've ever done. But if this stew turns out OK then it was worth the hassle. I love having so many LJ friends that are good with homemaker stuff! I have never put much energy there before.
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No and no. I believe, but not in that.
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Two winged cherubs riding on the Liberty Bell.
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Many. Mostly in the course of the whole Hollywood-club-scene thing. Several I met while growing up in Santa Barbara, and a few since moving to San Francisco. I've written about some of the more significant encounters already.
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Probably, yeah. I also think that reptiles shouldn't be kept as pets. I think that pets should be thoroughly domesticated animals who enjoy and seek the company of humans (i.e., cats and dogs, maybe bunnies and pigs, and the odd rodent.)
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The Hitcher, 1986, with Rutger Hauer and Jennifer Jason Leigh.

I don't really dig scary movies anymore. I used to feel pretty bold, but I've gotten wimpier over the years, and I cover my eyes a lot during scary movies now. I think it has a lot to do with getting older and becoming ever more aware of my own mortal vulnerability--I just don't enjoy being fake-scared anymore, since I have plenty of things to be truly scared about--and having a kid was the final straw.

I did enjoy scary movies back in the day. But I generally stayed away from movies involving the supernatural/evil spirits. I watched a few, but I always had a strong feeling that I didn't need to be feeding that stuff to my brain. I've never seen Rosemary's Baby or the Exorcist, although by now I've seen bits of them while flipping channels. I love the old campy zombie movies, but hardcore Satanic stuff kinda bugs me.

So... The Hitcher. I first saw it when I was in college, at a rundown theater in Napa that showed double features for a buck or two. Rutger Hauer is so incredibly creepy in it. He manages to terrorize the kid, staying one step ahead of him all the way, without needing supernatural powers, just his own psychopathy. And Jennifer Jason Leigh is in it. I've always had a huge thing for her, so that's a big plus. And it is super scary and suspenseful. Check it out!
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I don't know who introduced me... if there was a particular person I don't remember who it was. I used to browse online diary sites, including mydiary, and LiveJournal came up on my searches a few times. I played with the idea of starting one, but it's weird to think about why or how one would journal publicly. I always liked the idea of having a journal online, since I've lost several paper journals and I'm always online anyway. But whether to go public or private and what to write about hung me up for a long time.

Then I got pregnant!

So I started a journal for Blue. That was easy--clear purpose, a defined audience (my family), clear boundaries for what I would and would not write.

It took me more than a year to start this more personal journal, but by then I had the hang of LJ, understood how the communities and the privacy settings work, and really REALLY needed a place to vent and get some support. My personal life was very tough when I started this LJ.

Along the way I started another one strictly for links and articles. I kept running across stuff I wanted to be able to refer back to, but I didn't want to clutter up this LJ with that stuff. So [livejournal.com profile] spread_word was born. I joined a bunch of communities for grammar and spelling, uh, enthusiasts with that LJ too, hence the icon. I really need to change that icon! Ha ha. Anyway, now I have a few people friended to that LJ though it's really mostly just a collection of stuff, not a lot of discussion. I put almost all my spirituality-related links there because I am afraid of chasing people away from my regular LJ with that stuff. Christianity really seems to offend people these days. *sigh*

Anyway, that's my story!

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