November 9th, 2010

Sweets Cat

book meme, everyones doing it, and I've actually done it before..

01 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
02 The Lord of The Rings - JRR Tolkien
03 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
04 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
05 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
<>06 The Bible<><>
07 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
08 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
09 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (Like...ALL of them? ALL OF THEM? COMPLETE? wat.? Yeah what Helena said.)
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger
19 The Time Traveler’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - CS Lewis
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell
42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Inferno – Dante
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome Lol, this book is so obscure. Why is it on this list?
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad reading now...
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams Somehow I can never finish this book.
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo


Its amusing to me how British this list is. Someone said it came from BBC? A lot of these books I've even only heard of because my British family is all about them... and in America they are totally ignored. Swallows and Amazons is a great example of that... Also explains Margaret Atwood being on the list... as well as some others, and the absence of others that Americans regard as classics.

I would really like to read sherlock holmes..

36 I think? A lot of them I read as a child. Blame my English major mother.
Sweets Cat

100 q meme

) Full Name: Barbara Lynn Little

2) Male/Female: Female

3) Were you named after anyone?: No, my parents just thought it was a "happy name". My middle name is taken after my mother's sister.

4) Does your name mean anything?: Same root as the word Barbarian. Comes from Greek. As a name it means mysterious and enigmatic, yet intriguing. Literally beautiful stranger. I think it suits my quiet personality well :)

5) Nick Name(s): Barb I suppose... a few people have called me Barbie, but I have never liked it much... Boba in high school for a while from a few, Ra also from a few but its worn off. I like it when people call me by my full name, but only my mother, and on rare occasion Benjamin, do that.

6) Who do you think you look like: People have told me I look like Rene Zellweger if she was less blonde, but I dont know if I see the resemblance. I just think I look German.

7) Date Of Birth: New Years Day.

8) Place of Birth and Current Location: New York State, currently living in Chicago

9) Nationality: American. Background: Scottish, English, German, Swiss

10) Astrology Sign: Capricorn

11) Chinese Astrology Sign: Snake

12) Religion: Agnostic

13) What’s your favorite smell?: fresh roses, rain, autumn, boy smell

14) Political Position?: subjectively moderate

15) What do you prefer to drink in the morning?: Tea? Coffee?

16) Hair + Eye color: Basic brown. I dye it a darker shade. My eyes are always a very icy dark blue when my pupils aren't huge.

17) Do you look like anyone famous?: no i dont think so

18) What do you look like?: Ehhhhhhh a lolita?

19) Any unusual talents?: I'm a fairly good artist. I don't know how unusual that is. I also have balanced a spoon on my nose for 30 minutes....

20) Rightly, Lefty, or Ambidextrous?: right

21) Gay, Straight, Bi, or Other?: Straight mostly.

22) What do you do for a living?: school. I also work in career planning... But mostly make art. Though it doesnt bring in money, it absorbs most of my energy.

23) What do you do for fun?: Watch and make film. Fashion and lolita. Sew stuff.

24) What are your favorite art materials to work with?: Found materials. Textile stuff mostly. Various flora... wire, plastics, plaster.

25) What kind of materials would you like to work with?: Currently exploring the wonders that are thermoplastics.

26) Have you met your grandparents?: Yup

27) Boyfriend / Girlfriend: Yes

28) Crush: thankfully fading.

29) What celebrity would you date if you could?: Lee Pace <3

30) Current worries?: money, school, what will happen when im done with school in too soon a time. Grad school. My relationship to a certain extent but that seems to be working itself out.

31) Favorite online Guy/Girl(s): Girls: um... there are quite a few lolitas i really love, but i dont know their lj names... Basje because I adore her posts and photos, even though I rarely post on her journal. Boys: Jochem but I suppose he's not an internet friend anymore since I've hung out with him in real life... I think BoyKitten is amazingly fabulous. I wish he posted more. And that one brolita whos much prettier than me.

32) Favorite place to be?: crooked lake stargazing in the cold with Benn :), I also adore the European countryside. I wish I could always be there. Any sort of fabulous garden, or any sort of fabulous cafe/patisserie.

33) Least favorite place to be?: grumpy on the el in the morning.

34) Do you burn or tan?: BURN :(

35) Ever break a bone?: never

36) What is your favorite cereal?: count chocula. Motherfuckers.

37) Person you cry with: I prefir to cry alone. Ben always tries to get me to stop...

Do You Have...

38) Any sisters: nope

39) Any brothers: 1 biological, 3 by.... relation

40) Any pets: 2 cats, a dog with my parents. I did have another dog but she passed away this summer :(
she was the best

41) An Illness: I have a wicked cold + jetlaggggggg

42) A Pager: What?

43) A Personal phone line: hahaha

44) A Cell phone: YUP

45) A visible birthmark: No

46) A Pool or hot tub: I don't own either

47) A Car: no

Describe Your...

48) Personality: Quiet i guess. Cold at times, passionate at others. Probably very foolish and arrogant. Creative and curious. Mostly intellectual. I try to be kind and polite to the people I care about, and most people that I don't.

49) Driving: normal?

50) Your clothing style: Lazy art kid with a touch of romanticism. Fashiony when I feel like it. I dress in extremes.

51) Room: white and messy. Decorating needs to happen in this apartment. And purging.


52) What’s missing:


53) School: School of the Art Institute

54) Bed: white frame, curretly white and navy striped sheets.

55) Relationship with your parent(s): great


56) Do you believe in yourself: mostly

57) Do you believe in love at first sight?: eh...


58) Consider yourself a good listener: I try to be.


59) Have a future dream that you would like to share?: I really want to work at Angels in London.


60) Get Along with your parents: Wasn't this asked? Yes.

61) Save your e-mail conversations: Automatic these days :P

62) Pray: only when desperate

63) Believe in reincarnation: i dont know

64) Brush your teeth twice a day?: nah, just once


65) Like to talk on the phone: no. I really dislike it.


66) Like to eat?: when the food is good, then immensely!


67) Like to exercise?: no D:


68) Like to watch sports?: no D: D:

69) Sing in the car?: yes definately


70) What is a dream that you have all the time?: I have flying dreams in large numbers, though I havent had many lately. I've had a lot of nightmares involving snakes lately.


71) Dream in color: Yes. I dont know anyone who doesn't?


72) Do you have nightmares?: yeah, uncomfortably frequently


73) Sleep with a stuffed animal: no, I have a boy instead.


74) Right next to you: cats


75) On your favorite coffee cup?: my Dalek mug

76) On your mouse pad: geez this is old...

77) favorite flavor of gum?: gum is gross.

78) Your brand of deodorant?: uh... the purple kind.

79) Your dream honeymoon spot: cottage in the english or french countryside :)

80) Your dream husband/wife: Someone like a more mature Benjamin. He can stick around and we'll see :)

81) Hiding in your closet?: expensive baroque molding I bought and havent used...

83) The name of one of your closest/best friends?: Elissa

84) Your bad time of the day: waking up

85) Your worst fear(s): ... mmmmm

86) What's the weather like: cold

87) Your favorite time of year?: oh i dont know times when im not too stressed to enjoy the weather.


88) Your favorite holiday?: of the traditional ones? Halloween. I do like Christmas, but only the family tradtions and things. I dont like all of the bad music. I do like the cookies.


89) A material weakness?: clothes. Expensive clothes. I'm really glad I didn't drop 700 euros on that jacket I really wanted though... I also really love good food. While I didn't buy the Junya Watanabe jacket, I instead went and bought a 75 euro meal >.<


90) The weirdest food or drink that you like: er... I dont know if anything I eat regularly is that werid. Ive tried some really strange things. In Italy I ate a lard sandwich that was amazingly delicious, but desrcibing it makes me want to vomit. I dont know when the next time I'll eat one is though.


91) At the top of your "to-do list"?: Uhhh pay my phone bill?

92) The hardest thing about growing up: working.

93) A pet peeve?: tennis shoes with skirts. Drives me nuts.

94) Your scariest moment: I really really thought I was pregnant with Kaj's child. That was awful.

95) Your attitude about love?: wonderful, though not as exclusive as people think it is.


96) The funniest or most desperate thing you've done to get the attention of the opposite sex?: oh jees, the things I've done to impress/get the attention of boys have been very desperate, though not funny at all. I wont repeat them in this survey as some of them rate on the list of things I've done that make me lean towards suicide or catatonia.

97) The worst feeling in the world: ... Illness to make things easy.

98) The best feeling in the world: Complete satisfaction. To lack wanting in anyway. Mundane Nirvana.


99) Who sent this to you?: No one

100) Four to six people you tag: .....