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...Memeage! )Sorry, I just couldn't resist. ^^;

In another news, something amusing happened to me in Latin class today. We were playing one of those stupid games where you have to divide into teams, in order to see how well we had learned our participles. Now, in that class, a lot of the passages we translate are in fact just Cicero denouncing Catiline. You know, like he does. So, just to be contrary, my team decided they wanted to be called "Catiline's Supporters." Given this, I attempted to sit out the game, but unfortunately, our instructor, Alice (who, by the way, is only a Classics major in her last year--though lest it sound like I'm disparaging her, I really think quite well of her) was making everyone take a turn.

So the following exchange took place:

Me: "I refuse to conspire against the Republic." (I really did say exactly that, as I'm sure you won't be surprised to learn. XD;)
The Class: (Something along the lines of "...", "What?", and "Can she do that?")
Alice: (To paraphrase:) Um, well, I'll make up a separate sub-team. *writes "Catiline non-supporters" on the board* Pause. "Cicero would be proud." (She really did say that last bit.)

So the point - which I did get - did not go to Catiline's supporters. Admittedly, the whole thing was rather ridiculous and petty, but it was greatly amusing as well.

...I promise I'll get back to Serious Business in the next post. XD;

Book meme

Saturday, 28 January 2006 11:46
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Book meme. )

Ange de Mort

Sunday, 4 December 2005 11:54
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Yes, well. Here I am again. I don't know why I keep doing it, but:

This egg hatches on January 7, 2006! Adopt one today!

I am officially ashamed.

In other news, I have dropped Living Skills, for *cough* certain teachers are EVIL.

And, I have a rant:

On Saint-Just:

I'm starting to see Saint-Just as a guy who was a bit crazy and who like Sparta a bit too much, but one who was not really "evil." He was well-meaning, and he was certainly brave--and if one is willing to look, like the other Robespierristes who went en mission (Couthon for example), he completed a very difficult task (that of getting Alsace in line with the rest of France) with almost no executions. (Compare that track record to those of Fouche, Collot d'Herbois, Carrier, and even some Dantonistes.) If his ideas were at times unworkable and naive, it's because he was young.

In short, Saint-Just was a victim of Thermidorean propaganda as much as Robespierre (and Couthon) were. Read: Saint-Just wasn't some crazy guy who burned down his boarding school and randomly sentenced people to death any more than Robespierre was a bloodless reptile or Couthon got his deformity by hiding in peat bogs chasing other men's wives, and was from then on consequentially crazy.

And if you believe either of those two things by now, we have a lot of work to do.

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Sick. Third day in a row. Don't ask.

A meme I thought was funny:

iTunes magic eight-ball:

What do you think of me, iTunes?
Maman, Dites-Moi - Mady Mesple, Bergerettes et Pastourelles
That I'm naive and dependent on my mother. Great.

Will I have a happy life?
Dance: Ten; Looks: Three - Pamela Blair, A Chorus Line
I really hope this doesn't mean I'm going to get plastic surgery.

What do my friends really think of me?
Wonderful - Idina Menzel and Joel Grey, Wicked
Wait--so they think I'm wonderful or they think I think I'm wonderful?

Do people secretly lust after me?
Comme Un Homme A La Mer - Raphael, La Realite
Well, drowning men are usually pretty desperate, right?

How can I make myself happy?
The Climb - No Doubt
Through extreme ambition... I see.

What should I do with my life?
Valmy - La Revolution Francaise
I'm getting, either go to war or proclaim a republic. I think I'm going to go with the latter...

Why must life be so full of pain?
Rue St-Vincent - Yves Montand, Rushmore Soundtrack
Tear up the street to build a barricade!

How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?
Sous Les Etoiles - Les Miserables
Do it outside, under the stars... doesn't sound like too bad a plan...

Will I ever have children?
A Bas Tous Les Privileges - La Revolution Francaise
So I have children, but I don't give them any privileges???

Will I die happy?
La Mere Bontemps - Mady Mesple, Bergerettes et Pastourelles
Looking good...

Can you give me some advice?
A Versailles - La Revolution Francaise
I will definitely make it a point to go there on my next trip to France.

What do you think happiness is?
Il Y A Toujours - Raphael, La Realite
Somehow, I doubt it.

What's my favorite fetish?
Rouge La Flamme De La Colere - Les Miserables
Oh, probably...


Saturday, 21 May 2005 18:09
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Birthday:April 23
Birthplace:Stony Brook, NY
Current Location:Palo Alto, CA
Eye Color:Green-grey
Hair Color:Brown
Right Handed or Left Handed:Right Handed
Your Heritage:French (don't I wish!), No I'm really Jewish
The Shoes You Wore Today:None... I even walked my dog without them
Your Weakness:Anything French... I think that about covers it
Your Fears:Not being accepted in France
Your Perfect Pizza:Everything
Goal You Would Like To Achieve This Year:Finish at least a sizable chunk of my novel
Your Most Overused Phrase On an instant messenger:lol
Thoughts First Waking Up:Sleep, Robespierre, what I'm going to have to do that day... in that order
Your Best Physical Feature:My eyes
Your Bedtime:Whenever I have time to go to sleep
Your Most Missed Memory:Too... many... to... count...
Pepsi or Coke:Neither... wine... mmmm
MacDonalds or Burger King:Again, neither... fast food is soooo nasty
Single or Group Dates:It depends
Lipton Ice Tea or Nestea:They taste the same to me
Chocolate or Vanilla:Again, it depends
Cappuccino or Coffee:Cappuccino, though I'll drink either (along with every other coffee drink in existance)
Do you Smoke:Hell no
Do you Swear:Copiously
Do you Sing:All the time
Do you Shower Daily:Not all the time
Have you Been in Love:I don't believe what 99% of people experience in High School relationships is love...
Do you want to go to College:Duh.
Do you want to get Married:Maybe.
Do you belive in yourself:Occasionally
Do you get Motion Sickness:Mildly
Do you think you are Attractive:Somewhat
Are you a Health Freak:No.
Do you get along with your Parents:Reasonably
Do you like Thunderstorms:They're alright
Do you play an Instrument:I can play the piano some, and I used to play the flute, and before that, the cello
In the past month have you Drank Alcohol:Yes
In the past month have you Smoked:Eww, no.
In the past month have you been on Drugs:No
In the past month have you gone on a Date:Sadly, no
In the past month have you gone to a Mall:Yes
In the past month have you eaten a box of Oreos:No
In the past month have you eaten Sushi:Yes
In the past month have you been on Stage:No
In the past month have you been Dumped:No
In the past month have you gone Skinny Dipping:No
In the past month have you Stolen Anything:No
Ever been Drunk:Yes
Ever been called a Tease:No
Ever been Beaten up:No
Ever Shoplifted:Yes
How do you want to Die:I want to be guillotined... or bayonneted
What do you want to be when you Grow Up:A novelist
What country would you most like to Visit:France
In a Boy/Girl..
Favourite Eye Color:Any
Favourite Hair Color:This sort of stuff really does depend
Short or Long Hair:Depends... those 18th century guys were pretty sexy with long hair, but I've yet to see a modern guy who can pull it off
Height:Taller than me... preferably tall enough so I can wear heels
Weight:Depends on height
Best Clothing Style:Depends on the guy
Number of Drugs I have taken:None, unless alcohol counts... he can have tried pot though
Number of CDs I own:No clue
Number of Piercings:Two--one in each ear
Number of Tattoos:None
Number of things in my Past I Regret:Nothing major


That about explains it... hehe.


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