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Subject:Five Things That Lower My Anxiety Level
Time:11:41 pm
(Cross-posted to my blog.)

Rissa (marissa_leigh) has exerted massive amounts of peer pressure in order to get me to do this meme. Ahh! I give in, Rissa! Uncle, uncle! (It's actually quite a fun one, so it wasn't a huge sacrifice. Though it's more fun to pretend that it was.)

Post five things you enjoy, even when no one around you wants to go out and play. What lowers your stress/blood pressure/anxiety level? Post it to your journal, and then tag 5 friends and ask them to post it to theirs.

  • Getting freshly washed sheets out of the dryer. I bundle them into the laundry basket, carry them upstairs, then enjoy the warmth as I put them on my bed. I'm quite fond of the smell of freshly washed linens (or clothing in general)-- no perfume, however sweet, can match the appeal of Tide.

  • Sightreading jazz and showtunes on the piano with reckless abandon for accuracy. "I don’t play accurately— anyone can play accurately— but I play with wonderful expression." (Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest)

  • Being so absorbed in a book that I walk around the house reading it, holding the book in my left hand and keeping my right hand out for balance when I come to the stairs.

  • Sitting at my desk and writing a long, newsy letter. Especially when I have nothing in particular to say, and feel comfortable enough with the recipient to just ramble; those are the most enjoyable sort to write.

  • Drinking Ovaltine late at night.

    Rissa already tagged quite a few of our mutual friends, so I won't duplicate. Instead, I tag:
    -lilac_spring
    -nova25
    -loveknot
    -Larina
    -Gabby
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    Subject:An update? Surely you jest!
    Time:01:26 pm
    Guess who managed to update Civility today?

    I'm all for the small accomplishments.

    And now I return to my papers. "Come, we must return. Those two fools who run my... um... scholarly attempts... will be missing you!"
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    Subject:Bullying at Oxford
    Time:11:24 pm
    I find myself oddly amused by this comic...

    Academic Bullying at Oxford

    Noah Webster's devious plans
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    Subject:College of Wooster
    Time:12:10 am
    Okay, being the P. G. Wodehouse *nut* that I am, I laughed out loud when I found, quite by accident, that there exists a College of Wooster. I'm not pulling your leg (it's November 1, not April 1)-- check it out for yourself.

    Ah, the things I find when I actually mean to be searching for a journal entitled Eighteenth-Century Fiction.
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    Subject:Austen Icons
    Time:10:12 pm
    Ah, the things I produce when I'm desperately procrastinating!

    Instead of working on my Politics paper, as I ought to, I've instead created a LiveJournal community, austenicons. It was born out of my frustration in attempting to find good Austen-related LJ icons in one place.

    I invite all Janeites to come and see it, and hopefully contribute something to it if you're so inclined.
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    Subject:A request
    Time:01:54 am
    And now, by popular demand... *clears throat and reads from cue cards*

    "Gibson Chats make me happy!"(tm)

    Thank you for your time.

    P.S. They do, they really do.
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    Subject:Apples
    Time:10:35 pm
    I found this wonderful quote from the_rum_is_gone, a friend of nova25 (Milla's).

    "Women are like apples on trees. The best ones are at the top of the tree. The men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and getting hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't as good, but easy. So the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality, they are amazing! They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top of the tree. I am a good apple."

    *nods* Profound. Or at least I think it is, at this hour of the night.

    [ crossposted to my blog ]
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    Subject:Canadian Quiz
    Time:03:53 pm
    Via sensefille:

    I'm guessing this is a good result?

    Results: I'm a MountieCollapse )
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    Subject:Nanny McPhee
    Time:12:03 pm
    I've seen news about the movie bouncing around the Net for a while now, but I never took any notice of Nanny McPhee until I just saw the credits:

    Cast (in alphabetical order)
    Colin Firth
    Angela Lansbury
    Emma Thompson


    Can it get any better than that? I hardly even care what the movie's about, I'll see it just for the cast.
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    Subject:Wodehouse/Wilde collision
    Time:01:54 pm
    Thanks to mistacat at wodehouse, I present this wonderful bit of Wodehouse/Wilde crossover.

    From Picadilly Jim by P. G. Wodehouse:
    Ann smiled delightedly. It was so typical that his father should
    have called him something like that. Time had not dimmed her
    regard for the old man she had seen for that brief moment at
    Paddington Station. He was an old dear, and she thoroughly
    approved of this latest manifestation of his supposed pride in
    his offspring.
    "Is that really your name--Algernon?"
    "I cannot deny it."

    "I think your father is a darling," said Ann inconsequently.
    Jimmy had buried himself in the directory again.

    From The Importance of Being Earnest by Ocsar Wilde:
    CECILY. Are you called Algernon?
    ALGERNON. I cannot deny it.
    CECILY. Oh!
    GWENDOLEN. Is your name really John?
    JACK. [Standing rather proudly.] I could deny it if I liked. I could deny anything if I liked. But my name certainly is John. It has been John for years.

    [crossposted to my blog ]
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