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SSar's Beast
Okay, a meme! I was tagged by sherbert0lemon

Each person starts with ten random facts/habits about themselves.
Those that are tagged need to write on their own LJ about their ten things and post these rules. At the end of your entry, you need to choose ten people to get tagged and list their names.

1. I drink tea like a normal person, but when I want to kick my brain into study mode, I take a cup, put two Earl Grey teabags in, add a quarter of a lemon (squeezed) and 1-2 teaspoons of brown sugar. (Add water, etc). Then I drink the tea, eating the teabags and the lemon quarter along the way.

2. I'm quite good at remembering numbers. If I haven't seen you for a couple of years, I may still remember your phone number.

3. All the computers I have owned have always been at least 5 years out of date.

4. I actually miss market research.

5. Apparently, I'm a workaholic.

6. My first attempted publication was a magazine about my mice and my friends' mice. It was going to be called "The Mouse Mag". I was 11.

7. I avoid large shopping outlets. On a typical day my entire outfit, shoes to underwear, has cost me less than $50.

8. I own a harmonica which I've never learned to play.

9. I was on the books of an advertising agency from age 6-ish to 9-ish; I forget why and how. The only full advertisement I was in was an ad for Sky TV - my character was the little girl of a family who did Simpson-like skits on their couch. They let me keep my character's huge blue-and-white stripy socks, which I wore for several years after.

10. I voted in the last American election, but can't really be bothered voting in this one.

Tagging: cabaiste84, amaranthine1987, chibi_ultimecia.... actually, that might do, I don't really want to tag lots of people.

ALSO in today: I had my English exam, saw Daniel A, Bethan, and a random, and I PAID THE FIRST DEPOSIT ON MY ENGAGEMENT RING! They're actually in the process of making it now! I am so excited.

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I hasten to mention that I am bearing the full cost of the ring- SSar paid since I was not present, so the jewellers would start work post-haste.

You eat teabags? That's ... weird, lol.

Yay about the engagement ring! That's so exciting!

Yep. It's something I sometimes need to get out of the way up front with people. *nod nod* "Hi, I'm SSar, and occasionally I eat teabags."


You're not obligated to answer, but why vote in the last but not this election?

Fair question;

-I would be voting in Massachusetts (not exactly a swing state)
-I pay taxes only in New Zealand, so to vote in the US requires money.

Same arguments applied last time, except that it was the first time I *could* vote in an American election and I was pretty excited about it, also my parents were pretty riled up about Bush and covered my voting fees since they were voting too.

I didn't realise you had to pay fees if you lived overseas. How interesting.

How long has it been since you lived in the US (or are you only technically American by parentage?)

I won't vote in US elections when I live overseas simply because I won't technically need representation if I'm in the UK. Ian doesn't vote in UK elections while we live here since he doesn't technically participate in the UK for now. We're weird like that.

Well, taxes. Or equivalent. I can't remember off the top of my head, so I am simplifying wildly. It does make reasonable sense - I mean, I can't complain about what the politicians do with my taxes if they don't have any of my taxes to abuse.

My parents had me when they were living in Boston, but they moved to New Zealand when I was about eight months old. So I do technically have a "last place of residence" in which I should vote.

Indeed, it seems almost a little superfluous to vote in a country you don't live in - however my family lives there, [do I go by who my aunt votes for or who my grandma votes for??] and any country that has trade relations with the US will have a stake in who leads it. It's valid either way.

Anyway, I'm securely registered to vote in the New Zealand elections, so I'm exercising at least some of my democratic rights. :D

Also, I forgot to mention that I rather like your current profile picture. Warm and mischievous.

Cheers, I decided to do up my whole journal in cheerful fall tones and red is really delightful to me at the moment.

American politics have been big in my house this year. Ian obviously doesn't have a vote and doesn't want to be a citizen or anything, but he's been so unhappy living in Bush's America that he's quite riled up about the whole election. I am *so much more liberal* than major American parties but I'll be voting Obama since I live in a swing state this year. If NC was definitely going to go for McCain I'd probably be voting Green or Socialist or something. But I'm hoping Obama gets NC, so I gotta throw down that way.

Thats the first time my sister has been mentioned on LJ (not by me). Yay!

Hehe! An interesting landmark to be sure. Are you sure?

Well her friends might mention her but it's the first time, I've seen a mention.

:O I think I remember bonding with you, or someone at least, over chewing teabags very late at night a few years ago.

Since moving out with Tom, I've had many a teabag confiscated, but I do indulge when at my desk at uni :)


And I think it was we two who bonded over this, yes.

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