Art quiz

Oct. 22nd, 2008 06:28 pm
hildy89: (accolade)
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] pinkpolarity:

Interesting quiz.

What Does My Taste in Art Say About Me? )

Noir quiz

Oct. 16th, 2008 09:33 pm
hildy89: (noir)
Another quiz gacked from [livejournal.com profile] jordannamorgan:

Guess I knew more noir than I realized. Speaking of the subject, I've started yet another of my compartmentalizing blogs this one for Hard Boiled/Noir. The name comes from a line from Guys & Dolls. I've put up my "Maltese Falcon at 75" report and I'll be adding other things as we go along. *shrugs* I don't know how much it'll get used.

Noir Knowledge Quiz Result )
hildy89: (miss parker)
Quiz gacked from [livejournal.com profile] jordannamorgan on 50s/60s pop icons:

Am I a Jackie or a Marilyn? )
hildy89: (cuff)
Somehow I knew I'd wind up one of the history plays... at least I get a good monologue...

Which Shakespeare play am I? )
hildy89: (journalist)
Anyone who is terribly surprised by my result goes to the back of the class. *sighs* Much as I love Liz, truthfully I'd make a better Sarah Jane. I guess I'm living up to the other Hildy.

Which member of Unit am I? )
hildy89: (accolade)
Gakked from [livejournal.com profile] confettiofstars:

Not sure what to make of this result...

The Metaphysician Test )
hildy89: (reading glasses)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] jennifer_dunne:

Take the image-based personality test, and find out your personality for Love, Fun, Mood, and Habits. (Note: If you think the long descriptions don't match you, the short descriptions of the different choices are all listed at the end, so you can compare them.)

My mood is Sofisticat
My habits are Back to Basics
My fun is Escape Artist
My love is Home Soul

I was surprised that I agreed with most of my descriptions mostly, especially the one for "my fun". The one for love would be depressing, if it wasn't true. I liked the longer version of "Sofisticat" than the shorter one. The short version made me sound kinda snobbish, always looking my best and trying to impress someone.
hildy89: (accolade)
I watched the "Nights of the Alhambra" PBS special with Loreena McKennitt. Thank god for DVRs so I could fast forward through the PBS pledge stuff. The Great Performances hosts talked to Loreena in the studio, but the questions were so repetitive I finally gave up listening. The performance itself was lovely. The Alhambra palace is stunning, so I could understand why they'd want to choose it for a venue. Apparently the organizers wanted assurances that their lighting and fixtures wouldn't mess their historical landmark or that the music wouldn't shake the rafters too much. The only concern there might be for something like "Bonny Swans" with the electric guitar and drums combination. I was pleased they included a few others than what we heard at the DAR. Two songs appear to have been skipped according to the dvd listing: "All Souls Night" and "Huron Beltane Fire Dance" The latter is a shame because you really see the interaction and fun between the musicians, rather than focusing on Loreena's beautiful voice. She seemed to have even more musicians for this performance, including a different hurdy gurdy player altogether. The Alhambra also included some of the introductions to the songs. I can understand not including them on tour. If she introduced every song with appropriate footnotes and travelogues, we'd be lucky to get out of there in four hours, rather than two!

Washington Post did an article about classical violinist Joshua Bell busking at a busy Metro station at A.M. rush hour and lamented the unfeeling audience's reaction. Loreena started her music career as a busker, learning to record and market her own tapes and cds. I sometimes wonder if I'd noticed Bell or McKennitt zipping past to work. With Bell, it was an unfair test really, picking that hour and that location and not even allowing him to perform more recognizable pieces. Much as I grumble about the horn player or electric guitarist I see everywhere, I know those songs. Or at least reasonably recognize them. *wince* I do recall fondly a string quartet that used to play at one of the Metro stations at lunch hour. I loved listening to them. So obviously there's more to it than just showing up and playing. There's getting people to listen. Loreena has come a long way from those days, for good or bad. Sometimes I miss the sparser arrangements and sometimes it adds a richness.

Which Loreena McKennitt song am I? )
hildy89: (fox in winter)
The Golden Compass movie site is gorgeous. I've started the first book a few times, but it hasn't quite grabbed me. Maybe it's another LotR with me.

Should this be my daemon? )

Geek quiz

Apr. 21st, 2007 06:01 pm
hildy89: (Default)
Gakked from all over the place:

How much of a geek am I? )
hildy89: (ellen)
An appropriate quiz with the return of Slings and Arrows to the Sundance channel, although Lear is the play I'm the least familiar with they've done so far.

Oh dear. This can't end well. I have been rather moody lately, but it's a phase right?

Which Shakespeare character am I? )
hildy89: (big sleep)


A little ironic, given the Jackie remarks I've received, even from complete strangers. On the other hand, not exactly the model of fidelity by all accounts.

Really?

Jun. 5th, 2006 03:45 pm
hildy89: (devil&angel)
So I'm not evil?

What type of wings do I have? )
hildy89: (blue box)
I actually didn't see many of this Doctor's episodes. I caught his introduction and then PBS started getting twitchy with the schedules and I never saw many of the others. I remember disliking his first companion intensely.

Which Doctor are you? )

LJ quiz

Apr. 24th, 2006 10:42 am
hildy89: (blue box)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] annef and others:

How livejournal am I? )

It didn't even ask me how many subjournals I have... or icons... or in the immortal words of Hilary Booth "Have I said too much?"
hildy89: (fox in winter)
And [livejournal.com profile] annef is just shaking her head. Tremayne just fluffs up his tail and goes back to his nap.

What animal is my spirit guide? )
hildy89: (sophia)
Gacked from [livejournal.com profile] tv_elf:

What kind of Soda am I? )

Actually I prefer Sunkist, but this is my other choice, especially when I'm not awake.

It feels like spring here. The temperatures are in the 70s. It felt heavenly outside when I went out to lunch. But of course I'm stuck inside for another 45 minutes.

Not much news to report from work. I've moved desks across the aisle. We're experiencing blown circuit breakers every other day, which is really irritating.

Showed absolutely no restraint last night in purchasing two more books, even after swearing to myself I was going to cut back. But it was a skating book! Nikki Nichols wrote a book Frozen in Time about the 1961 plane crash that killed the entire American skating team. I've been interested in this topic for over a decade, so it's interesting to see it in one place in some fashion. The photos from the crash are depressing. I'd seen the plane damage but I'd never seen the pictures of anything found at the site, like the rusted pair of skates or a sooty copy of the Sports Illustrated issue that featured Laurence Owen, the new ladies champion and crash victim. I also bought the paperback of Faery Reel anthology, because I'm getting through the Green Man one.

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