Book meme

Mar. 20th, 2008 03:37 pm
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I've been tagged by [ profile] remcat!

Here are the meme rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.

My book:
Looking for Earths: The Race to Find New Solar Systems, by Alan Boss )

I'm supposed to tag 5 people:
[ profile] unclenomer
[ profile] rms10
[ profile] astrogeek
[ profile] mama_pipa
[ profile] luvrhino
Feel free to ignore or pass on whether you've been tagged or not.
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Valentine's Day is coming up, and I'm already stocking up on stuff for the kids to hand out.

But why should they get all the fun?

My Valentinr - astra_nomer
Get your own valentinr

EDIT: I blame this all on [ profile] dcltdw, btw.

(Of course, my fear is that it will be just like junior high all over again, where everyone get valentines except but loser me...)
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seen at [ profile] remcat and [ profile] ilai

1. Go to Career Cruising,
2. Put in Username: nycareers and Password: landmark
3. Take their "Career Matchmaker" questions at the upper left corner
4. Post the top ten to twenty results
5. If you'd like, put the careers you have seriously considered in bold

my results )
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Somewhat belated answers to questions from [ profile] benazeer:

1) If you couldn't have been a physicist (say a horrible experience with 8.02 turned you off the subject forever, or something like that), what would you have specialized in?

Read more... )

2) What stage of development was the worst and/or do you most dread your children going through?

Read more... )

3) You are granted the ability to either overhaul math and science education in primary schools throughout the country or to make foreign language an integral part of elementary school curricula, but not both. Which do you choose and why?

Read more... )

4) If time and money were not a concern, what crafty or construction project would you most like to do? This can be a joint project with unclenomer if you like.

Read more... )

5) If you found yourself living a big-budget summer action movie, what would the plot be? How would you use your mad astrophizzicist skillz to save the day?

Read more... )
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The five question interview meme. Which means you can ask me for five questions of your own to answer in the comments.

Questions from [ profile] shumashi:

1. If you could remove one person from your personal universe, who would it be? Note, it doesn't have to mean something bad happened to them, just that they are in a place where they no longer have any affect on your life. Perhaps they retired to the Bahamas.

Read more... )

2. Ever moving back to Boston? (C'mon, all the cool kids are doing it!)

Read more... )

3. Due to a rift in the space-time continuum, you find your journal from the future. Do you read
it? If so, what are you looking for?

Read more... )

4. I never actually heard the story of your engagement. How'd it go? The process, I mean. I know the outcome. ;)

Read more... )

5. What's something about you I ought to know, but probably don't?

Read more... )

Optional Extra Question of Impertinence: I find it mind-boggling how much you have on your plate, with your family and work and all, and you've often spoken about how strongly you feel on the subject of working moms. Even so, everyone has their limits. Do you ever get the urge to simplify? Say to hell with it, pack up the family and all run off to become goat farmers in Tibet or something?

Read more... )
astra_nomer: (geekchic)
The five question interview meme. Which means you can ask me for five questions of your own to answer in the comments.

Questions from [ profile] arcanology:

1. What should an individual male academic do in order to make the academic career less male-biased?

See very long-winded answer here.

2. Has Unclenomer yet torn something up that lead you to question his sanity?

Read more... )

3. Could you be trusted with the Glance of Death?

Read more... )

4. What is the ideal length of time to farm out your kids to someone else?

Read more... )

5. In what way do you fear that you are becoming just like your parents?

Read more... )
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Perhaps a bit late with this meme, but here's my recap:

first sentence of each month meme )

This summary does not include non-public posts. If it did, most of the above entries would be about one or other or both of my kids. And maybe about my triathlon.
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Hee hee! This made me laugh out loud:

something to cheer me in the face of rejection letters )

Accent meme

Nov. 2nd, 2006 04:15 pm
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seen at [ profile] eowyns's

soda, I say! )

Two Words

Oct. 26th, 2006 11:43 am
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I really hate writing job applications. Won't someone just hand me a job on a silver platter? Please?

Astra procrastinates instead )
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In response to the meme seen here, here, here, here, and here:

As fond as I am of hand-crafted stuff, both receiving and giving, alas, I have over thirty job applications I'd like to get out in the next couple of months.

So virtual knitwear for all my Friends! Enjoy!


Feb. 15th, 2006 10:50 am
astra_nomer: (geekchic)
Because I've been doing a lot of self-introspection lately. Or at least angsting.


Nov. 3rd, 2005 04:07 pm
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If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want, either good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your LJ and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you...


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