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...from [livejournal.com profile] amethyst73. List 10 things that have made you happy recently. You're supposed to tag 10 friends and ask them to do the same, but [livejournal.com profile] amethyst73 didn't do that, and I won't either.

I usually have to take time out to notice the good, happy things in life--the annoying, negative things are easier to recall. So this should be a good exercise.

1. Seeing [livejournal.com profile] havenstone in the Times. Duh.
2. Getting to sing a solo at choir rehearsal and for our upcoming first gig.
3. Having the chance to gossip with [livejournal.com profile] matt_rah after rehearsal. (Dude, seriously, they're going to *Montreal* together.)
4. Taking the new girl at work to lunch and finding out that she's a singer too.
5. Getting some unexpected advice on BIGSCARYPROJECT at work.
6. Actually finishing a couple of subsections of the above this week.
7. Making plans to go home for Thanksgiving... and plans to see friends while we're all in town.
8. Getting over a cold in under 24 hours.
9. Being invited to coffee by someone very cool (no, not a potential romantic interest).
10. um... weekend almost here? sure, that counts!
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from [profile] miriam1978

Copy this list; leave in the bands you've seen perform live; delete the ones you haven't, and add new ones that you have seen until you reach 25. An asterisk means the previous person had it on their list. Two asterisks means the last two people who did this before you had that band on their list, etc.

[sorry about the difficulty of reading this, folks--I can't write about concerts and not reminisce!]

1. They Might Be Giants** 
[oh, only about 6 *times*... sometimes with [personal profile] orichalcum and [profile] adamhmorse including that time at GenCon w/ [profile] havenstone]

2. Tori Amos* 
[twice, including in 1996 with [profile] havenstone, [personal profile] outlawradio, [personal profile] julianyap, et al]

3. Dar Williams* 
[4 times, sometimes with [personal profile] ladybird97 and [personal profile] outlawradio]

4. Wilco*

5. Indigo Girls [3 times... the first was my first ever live show!]

6. Moxy Fruvous [may they rest in peace]

7. Da Vinci's Notebook 
[RIP. 3 times, first w/ [profile] havenstone, [personal profile] resonance42, [Bad username or unknown identity: orichalcum , [info]ladybird97] et al. My arrangement of Kingdom in the Sky is still performed by Vocal Heights.]

8. Robbie Schaefer [he opened for Da Vinci's Notebook, as I was telling [profile] a_dodecahedron]
9. Dave Matthews
10. Sheryl Crow
11. Tin Hat Trio [3 times. RIP]
12. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band
13. The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones
14. Rage Against the Machine [didn't see THAT coming, didja?]
15. Girlyman [most recent show I've seen, [personal profile] matt_rah was there]
16. Banana Fish Zero 
[RIP, friends of mine, 4 or 5 times, JT & I were groupies and [personal profile] resonance42 came along at least once]

17. Gin Blossoms [i'm dating myself]
18. Spin Doctors [i'm REALLY dating myself]
19. Primus
20. The Lemonheads
21. George Clinton & the P-Funk All Stars
22. The M Shanghai String Band
[3 times; amazing live shows, if you're in the NYC area, you MUST check them out!]
23. Goo Goo Dolls 
24. Moby
25. Sugar Ray

[editorial comment #1: I listen to and like a number of bands that previously were on this list, but I've seen very little big-name, new live music in recent years. So if anyone WANTS to go see Belle & Sebastian, The Magnetic Fields, Arcade Fire, or The Polyphonic Spree with a non-hip fogey, I'd totally be up for it.]

[editorial comment #2: I totally would have seen REM too, but my parents wouldn't let me go with my friends b/c it was Rosh Hashana]
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[courtesy of


 although everyone in my various LJ social circles seems to have gotten this one today]

1. Go to www.careercruising.com
2. Put in Username: nycareers - Password: landmark
3. Take the 'Career Matchmaker' questions at the upper left corner
4. Post the top 10 results.

This is after the supplemental quiz--the initial one had me pegged as a set designer, which is extremely random. The thing about these quizzes is that of course there are tasks that come with any job that one would dislike. But there's a big difference between stuff I accept as a necessary evil (like paperwork) and stuff I wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole (STS), like working outdoors in all weather. And this quiz doesn't distinguish between them. Having said all that, here are my supplemental results:

1. Librarian
2. Communications Specialist
3. Professor
4. Writer
5. Researcher
6. Historian
7. Library Technician
8. Stenographer
9. Director
10. ESL Teacher
"But what I really want to do is direct...."


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