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Pay It Forward 2014

I am participating in the Pay it Forward initiative: people who comment on this post with "I'm in" will receive a surprise from me at some point in this calendar year. Anything from a book, a ticket, something home grown or made, a postcard, absolutely any surprise. There will be no warning; when the mood takes me, and I find something that I believe would suit you and make you happy it will be sent. Copy and paste this to your own journal only if you wish to do so.

Fuck 23. I'm giving myself til 30...

So I found this article called "23 Things to Do Instead of Getting Engaged at 23". Awesome article, with some really wonderful points, but I'm 25, so I'm editing it. I'm also posting the list here as a running tally, because I'm making it the latest addition to my bucket list.

I'm striking anything I've already done, and I'll add the story as I strike more stuff. Here's the list:
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Here's the original article: Original Article

Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following...They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your name: Jessica
Famous music artist/group: Jay-Z
3 letter word: Jar
Color: Juniper
Gift/present: Jack-in-the-Box
Vehicle: Jaguar
TV show: JoJo's Circus
Country: Japan
Boy's name: Jackson
Girl's name: Jennifer
Alcoholic beverage: Jack Daniels
Occupation: Judge
Monster: Jason
Game: Jeopardy
Flower: Jasmine
Celebrity: Jennifer Anniston
Food: Jammie Dodgers
Something found in a kitchen: Japanese Ginsu Knife! Lol
Reason for being late: Jams (as in, traffic jams?)
Something you shout: Jackpot!!


Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

Originally posted by enchanted_jae at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill
Originally posted by mandatorily at Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

I just signed the following petition addressed to: Arizona Sentate, Arizona State Legislature, Debbie Lesko.

Stop the Arizona birth control Bill

If this bill passes the senate then women of Arizona would be forced to provide documentation that birth control is for medical purposes only. The "company" would not be required to cover birth control if it was for prevention of conception. Additionally this bill would give companies the right to fire women if they discovered that she was using a contraceptive to prevent pregnancy


Jan. 17th, 2011

Yay! I have new userpics!!!!

1. Can you cook? I can stab the film cover with a fork and stick it in the microwave. Haha actually, I'm not half bad at cooking, but I rarely buy the stuff required to make an actual meal.
2. What was your dream growing up? To become a singer, a pediatrician, maybe a lawyer, a famous author, work on TV, drive a really nice car, have a large family, work in the music industry, travel around the world, travel to Europe and ignore the rest of the world, travel to Europe and maybe a few Carribean islands, have a really nice house, live by myself, and several other things. I have multiple dreams and they change often.
3. What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play guitar and maybe piano.
4. Favorite place? Home is nice, but sometimes I wish I could find somewhere else to be my favourite place.
5. Favorite vegetable? I have a thing for broccoli and spinach, but only if they're cooked.
6. What was the last book you read? The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. I'm currently reading Dracula by Bram Stoker.
7. What zodiac sign are you? Virgo
8. Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? My ears and the middle of my lip are pierced (although I wear a flatback in my lip, so a lot of people assume it's my labret), and no tattoos, even though I sort of want them.
9. Worst Habit? Procrastination - I'm leaving Jae's answer, because it's mine as well!
10. Do we know each other outside of lj? Alas, no - this one, too!
11. What is your favorite sport? Changing this one to football. XD I'm a Southerner, so it's pretty much the only sport I get to watch, even though I'm not a huge fan like everyone else around here.
12. Negative or Optimistic attitude? I prefer realistic. Hope for the best, expect the worst.
13. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Probably discuss LiveJournal stuff and ask about your cats.
14. Worst thing to ever happen to you? I don't know. I know it's not what people would expect me to put here, but that's because I view death differently / lost in a way most people don't.
15. Tell me one weird fact about you: I sniff the Pepsi bottle before drinking it. Dunno why, just do.
16. Do you have any pets? None. I want a cat, but don't want to risk making it an outdoor animal and hate litter boxes. I only like small dogs when they belong to someone one else, but I wouldn't mind having a hamster or mouse.
17. Do you know how to do the macarena? Yes. Lol
18. What time is it where you are now? 4:02pm.
19. Do you think clowns are cute or scary? Creepy. Grown, sweaty adults in full-face make-up and giant, colourful costumes? Creepy.
20. If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I need to lose weight, too.
21. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Probably your conscience, simply because my conscience would know better than to be your crime partner.
22. What color eyes do you have? Blue.
23. Ever been arrested? Yes, once, and I hope never to do it again.
24. Bottle or Draft? Draft, because it takes me too long to drink it out of a bottle.
25. If you won $10,000 dollars today, what would you do with it? Buy a car, fix cellphone, and either pay bills or go on a trip.
26. What kind of bubble gum do you prefer to chew? Umm... My teeth try to commit mutiny any time I chew gum, but I like Super Bubble.
27. What's your favorite bar to hang at? The Station No. 2 was pretty cool, but it's closed down now, so I guess my second choice would be Sammy T's.
28. Do you believe in ghosts? Yes.
29. Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Read and watch TV.
30. Do you swear a lot? Believe it or not, I do. Quite a bit.
31. Biggest pet peeve? Idiot drivers seems good. I can't think of any others right now.
32. In one word, how would you describe yourself? Difrent. (See what I did there? LOL)
33. Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you? Of course!


Step One
- Make a post (public, friends locked, 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 Ron/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, so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two
- Surf around your friendslist (or friends friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. 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.

1. Kill Hannah merchandise - I sooo don't have enough KH stuff. I don't care if it's homemade or purchased at the store, and it can be clothing, posters, or random items with the KH or KHK logo. :D
2. Books - I prefer books that make you think. Fiction is great, but I can't stand romantic novels.
3. Fanfiction - If you don't know what I like, there's something wrong with you. If you need a prompt, comments are screened and I'll be happy to give you some ideas. :P
4. Cards - Christmas cards, postcards, snail-mail letters, etc.
5. Music - My computer crashes all the time, so I'm constantly losing my music, and I don't have any of that cool stuff like iTunes or Limewire, so I can't download anything for myself. (Plus I'm broke. LOL!)
6. Gift certificates - My grandparents got me a Kindle for Christmas, and I've downloaded nearly all of the free books. While this gives me plenty of reading material for the next several months, I wouldn't say no to an Amazon gift card. Of course, Hot Topic, Spencer's, and just about any other clothing, jewelry, etc., shops would be awesome, too!
7. Jewelry - I love bracelets. Nothing expensive, though. Right now, I've got an old hospital bracelet, a Silly Bandz shaped like a castle, and a black string on my right wrist, and one of those brown bracelets with a peace sign that you'd find by the cash register at Rue21. So anything small and simple and slightly different from anyone else's bracelet would be great. Oh, and my ears are currently 8g, so it would be nice to have some new gauges, and I have no clue what my lip is, but a lip ring (or flatback?) would be neat. :D
8. Movies - I'm so behind on movies. The Godfather series is a perfect example. Also, Pulp Fiction and Scarface. I get made fun of all the time for not getting everyone's jokes or references. So anything you love and think I should see and just happen to have an extra copy or cheap DVD laying around that you don't mind sending to me (or even burning a copy or emailing me a link to the download), it would be much appreciated.
9. Cash donations - I figured this would be a lot easier than going along with the guidelines and saying I'd like a car, minutes on my cellphone, a place of my own, a paid trip to NYC with tickets to see Mat Devine and/or Daniel Radcliffe on Broadway, or a payment on any of my debts. So I'll just ask for donations to the "Jessica's Broke Please Help" fund. XD
10. Help someone else! - I totally stole this from Jae, but I would absolute love to see some of you poking around my friends' lists - as well as your own - and helping some of them, because I know a lot of what people are asking for is free and easy to come by. <333

If you need my address, leave a comment below. I'm pretty sure I've set it right and they'll be screened, and because I've left it open to everyone, even you non-LJers can leave a comment!
imjustdifrent's Halloween party:

airie43 dressed as a referee.
aletes_muse dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.
always_august dressed as Pavlova the ballerina -- dancing on point too, and it suited them all too well.
asphyxiation77 dressed as Brad Pitt's father.
belgianthings didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
black_death_666 dressed as the Lord of Black Pine.
byakuya_chan dressed as Mary Queen of Scots ... without her head. Most convincing.
calantha dressed as Ivan the Terrible of Russia.
carnival_goth dressed as Ashlee Simpson.
chez_jae dressed as Guy Fawkes but the exploding barrel of dynamite didn't go down too well.
chezlo dressed as Sigfried in need of testosterone.
crashtv forgot to put on clothes!
dorrie_rockstar dressed as someone who just poked themselves in the eye.
dravenreborn dressed as a assistant webmaster.
dys_topia dressed as a character from a Silent Hill game.
enchanted777 dressed as Jessica Simpson riding a elk.
enchanted_jae dressed as Josephine Baker but the banana "skirt" didn't survive the night.
enigmachick826 dressed as legendary space hero Trunk Hardpeck.
evr_afire didn't dress up, spoilsport.
heavenlypiccolo dressed as Andrew Jackson.
idontgiveafaux didn't dress up, spoilsport.
imperfectxkiss dressed as a pimp.
irisri dressed as a medium liability.
izallgewd dressed as a linebacker for the Giants.
jukeboxxx_hero dressed as a character from "A Christmas Story".
karababe_64 dressed as something velcro, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
killhannahx3 dressed as Jack the Ripper in a time machine, complete with gory knives.
leikela4 dressed as Camilla Parker-Bowles when she becomes Queen.
lipslikejon dressed as the resurrected dead -- complete with the most convincing coffin.
mat_is_devine dressed as Lady Godiva without the horse and far too little hair!.
myjadedhavok dressed as Jennifer Aniston.
neverbeclever dressed as the Governor of North Dakota.
nocturna76 dressed as a Maureen's Holdings employee.
nomeci dressed as Bob Dylan.
nuzu dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Power Mystic.
nyquil_love dressed as a 1970's disco child, and it suited them all too well.
pygmymuse dressed as Ichabod Crane, the schoolmaster from Sleepy Hollow.
quicksilvereyes dressed as a Care Bear.
quixoticvixen dressed as a buffalo.
shiek_2 dressed as a walking Guillotine.
shira didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
simian42 didn't even show up and doesn't get any candy.
sparklesseyes dressed as the love child of Chevy Chase and Tipper Gore.
starrose17 dressed as a bottle of Vantunza.
steph_zombie dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Anne.
stephlynn dressed as the President of Kazakhstan.
theyhavefaded dressed as James Buchanan.
urbaniak dressed as Optimus Prime.
vanitymypride dressed as Sybil - except that Sybil didn't show but the other 25 personalities did.
vlad3351 dressed as Pamela Anderson.
x_carnivale_x dressed as a second baseman for the Twins.
xstunt_pilots dressed as Ozzy Osbourne.
zyon_chan dressed as the Lord of Eqdiaeline.

Throw your own party at the Hallomeme!
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