calime: (blessed are the easily amused)
Via [personal profile] pat_t

Comment and I'll...

1. Tell you why I friended you. (Please memory don't fail me now.)
2. Associate you with something. A fandom, a song, a colour, a piece of fruit. SOMETHING.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Associate you with a character/pairing.
6. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you. (Or else I'll just ask a random question. I reserve that right.)
7. Tell you my favorite user pic(s) of yours.
8. Tell you that you must spread this disease in your LJ/DW/whatever. If you want. Or not:)
calime: Smaug; text: Lurking worm (Default)
...looking for headscritches ...or something?

calime: (blessed are the easily amused)
...that I keep seeing everywhere...
you are gold

Your dominant hues are red and green, so you're definately not afraid to get in and stir things up. You have no time for most people's concerns, you'd rather analyze with your head than be held back by some random "gut feeling".

Your saturation level is very high - you are all about getting things done. The world may think you work too hard but you have a lot to show for it, and it keeps you going. You shouldn't be afraid to lead people, because if you're doing it, it'll be done right.

Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
the html color quiz

Hmmm. I think I quite like it.
calime: (Methos hmpf)
The How Old do You Act meme )

Well, I'm a tad curious why this meme seems to imply there is no life after 35, or at least no-one is capable of acting older than 35. Though I'm sure that can be true in so many cases...
And I can act for all I'm worth *grins*, but in RL, taking 6 years off my age is ... generous. In a backwards way. See, back when I was 16 or 18, I could get away with being thought 6 years younger. It has only gotten worse from there on... Seriously, let me give you a few recent examples.
A couple of weeks back an old lady who'd brought her dog to the clinic gave me a long disapproving once-over and asked whether I was the doctor. I affirmed that I was indeed the veterinarian. "No," she claimed with iron certainty. "You cannot be. You're too young." *sigh* This being neither by far the first nor likely the last time such stuff happens, I did not point out to her that it'd be rather far-fetched to assume that a random teenager would steal into the clinic, don a practice uniform complete with the name-and-title identification and then sneak into the exam room for the express purpose of pulling her leg. After I'd patiently explained that despite looking 'too young' (whatever that means), yes, I am the vet, I am not as young as she thinks, yes, I have been in practice for 10 years etc, she grudgingly admitted I might not be lying. "You still look too young," was her final condemning verdict.
And yes, I get that a lot of people think I should be jumping up and down with joy because hey, I'm a female who looks younger than she is, what the heck is Cali whining about? But in the professional field, it can be incredibly tiring sometimes.
A few days after that I was idly staring into space at my local supermarket's checkout, waiting to pay, when the cashier suddenly asked for my ID. I had a moment of wondering why are they asking customers for ID now - and then I realised that I had a four-pack of beer among the other stuff. Last time I was asked to prove that I'm over 18 was about a year and a half ago, and I kind of thought that I'm leaving that particular amusement behind. Apparently, no. I flipped my wallet to show her the ID card and she squinted at it. "What year is this ... 19...?" "...Seventy six." I deadpanned. She did a rather comical double-take and hastened to assure me that it should be definitely taken as a compliment. Definitely. I sighed and smiled obligingly and wondered whether this is how Methos feels sometimes.
Later, at home, while on the phone with dad blaming his genetic contribution and making toast I went to the fridge to get the butter I had just bought. The butter that most emphatically was not in the fridge. This was when I wondered whether I should sue myself for the false advertising, because the outside sure does not warn for the deterioration of the mental capabilities. Then I wondered again whether that is how Methos feels sometimes. Yes, I know, immortal memory, blah-di-blah. I bet he still forgets his butter in the shop sometimes.

Oh, and in unrelated news, I've gotten a few more Dreamwidth invites, so at the moment I have four three to give out. If anyone would like an invite, give me a holler in the comments, 'kay?
ETA: screening comments for possible email-related-info, will unscreen comments without email addresses.
calime: (blessed are the easily amused)
So, I have managed to pick up an icky headcold that is presently in the stage of 'sore throat and coughing feature fully intialised, sniffles setup running'. I even ran a bit of a fever yesterday, so I selfishly left J. to work (though it was my long shift by the book) and bailed. She's a wonderful person though who allows her employees to bail *g*. We did have a rather interesting surgery yesterday before I went home to Coldrex and bed - we took a (probably cancerous) kidney off a cat. In my previous place I did mostly internal med (and the dental), very little surgery, and it is weirdly satisfying in some ways to do easier soft tissue surgeries now. She'd done a kidney removal before, so she did and I assisted, and to our happy surprise this one was really smooth and easy (we were worried about possible bleeding etc.). Now it is only to hope that the cat recovers well (so far, everything indicates the second kidney is functioning well, but we don't know what the exact reason is yet that made the left kidney turn into a monster growth the size of my fist and the right kidney was not 100% smooth either). Also, on the subject of surgeries, I guess I can understand how surgeons can easily get so smug - more simpler surgeries are often satisfyingly straightforward in the sense that you'll get a rather immediate response to your efforts, either positive or negative. With internal stuff, I'd say that there are considerably more cases when you'll flail around in the hopeful quest for the solution and in the end cannot say with any decent certainty how much your efforts contributed to the outcome versus the dear bitch Mother Nature and our old friend Murphy with his laws.

Did a 3+ hour oral translation job today and I still have my voice, scratchy as it is presently, so that is made of yay! Now I have until Sunday to nurse my sore throat, before I have to give 4 hours of lectures *eek!*. I am presently soothing said throat with offerings of losenges and alcohol-free warm glögg (it makes a nice change from all the tea).

And a loong time ago, [ profile] amberleewriter was doing this Shag,marry, cliff meme that was going around, with rules as follows:

1. Comment to this and I will give you 3 people.
2. Label which you would marry, shag, and throw off a cliff.
3. Provide pictures of the 3 people.
4. Post this meme with your answers.

Read more... )
calime: (Daniel reading is fundamental)
Gacked from [ profile] cthonus
1) Look at the list, copy and paste it into your own journal;
2) Mark those you have read however you want. - I bolded the ones I've read, and underlined the ones I liked and added * to mark those I've only read in Estonian translation, # to mark ones I've read both in original and in Estonian, unmarked - read in the original language. The ones left unbolded-and-un-underlined are obviously ones I haven't read *g*.
3) Feel free to tell your friends what you thought of them.List under here )
Meme the 2nd, gacked from [ profile] alejandradd
Apparently “The Big Read” assumes that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.(I've added * and # to mark the ones read in translation or both in translation and in original, like with the previous meme).
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people
who've read 6 and force books upon them ;-)
I think I got 45? )

ETA: I hereby solemnly swear I shall try to cultivate good habits of reading the draft for damn typos first. Bad Cali, no biscuit!
calime: (blessed are the easily amused)
...good idea and code gacked from [ profile] helens78. And because I finally wanted to try to get the polls feature working. Sue me, I was bored *grin*. Also, dumb as in 'no reading the fucking manual before'. Because I kept trying to edit the previous post and got miffed on the poll not making it through.
Radio buttons under here! )
calime: (sleepy Cali)
Also, sleepy.
Work these last days has been all 'hurry up and wait', well, or the other way round. Yesterday and this morning was sloooooow, which coupled with the grey wet slushy weather made me zombie-like and vague, and then, afternoon suddenly erupted into what is in Estonian lovingly known as 'hullumaja puhvet' (word-to-word translation - mental hospital's cafe), or in English, simply 'a madhouse'. The cherry on top, so to speak, was an emergency of two dogs who very likely have ingested a poison of some kind, probably organophosphate based. Or pyrethrins/pyrethroids. Managed first aid and packed them off to the UNI clinic ... tomorrow will tell if they've made it or no. Am home at last, watching SGA 1st season finale and drinking alcohol-free glögg (because I am sleepy enough without adding alcohol to the mix, yet I need something warm and weirdly enough, caffeine-less).
I did put a new challenge up at highlander100, so if anyone's drabble-wisely inclined, please amble over and ... drabble. Or something.
So, I see this meme going around again, and as I'm incapable of doing anything that requires more than two neurons firing, please to be amusing me and telling me whether you think I'm fish or fowl. Or, um. Something or other.
Pick one word from each pair that you think describes me the best and comment with your choices. Then copy this and post it in your own journal to see how your friends view you. *waves hand* Only if you want to. Now in a handy poll format, courtesy of [ profile] helens78, here!
calime: (Rodney blue monday)
Those last days I've been ... grumpy.Read more... )
calime: (pihv snowbeard)
In 2009, calime33 resolves to...
Give some books to charity.
Put fifty dogs a month into my savings account.
Take evening classes in house.
Connect with my inner eroica.
Backup my ouatim regularly.
Apply for a new fanfic.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


Nov. 30th, 2008 09:28 am
calime: (blessed are the easily amused)
... a.k.a. Memesheep, baa baa

I iz a trifle!!! )
The song title interview )
calime: Smaug; text: Lurking worm (Default)
None whatsoever. *shamefaced*.
Halloween Meme
[ profile] amberleewriter puts fake eyeballs in your pumpkin
[ profile] dresta11 runs around screaming for hours until abruptly silenced by [ profile] holde_maid, wielding a sharpened steak (rare)
[ profile] elistaire devours the entire neighbourhood's gerbils
[ profile] hmpf haunts your Wings Greatest Hits
[ profile] holde_maid puts real eyeballs in your cutlery
[ profile] keerawa TPs your candy
[ profile] mackiedockie eats [ profile] dresta11's spicy, spicy brains.
[ profile] marys_scribbles summons the undead armies of [ profile] ceruleancat to steal your candy
pat_tpat_t creates an unholy monstrosity from adabsolutelyadabsolutely, unovis_ljunovis_lj and dresta11dresta11
[ profile] rasmizar gives you a toothbrush
[ profile] sparklebutch tries to pick up Phantom Hitchhikers
[ profile] unovis_lj swoops on [ profile] mackiedockie and drains their brains
[ profile] vants buries [ profile] hmpf at the crossroads with a cutlery through their heart
LJ Name
calime: Smaug; text: Lurking worm (Default)
I mean the quote meme....
When you see this, post a quote from Highlander in your journal

calime: Smaug; text: Lurking worm (Default)
...because though I saw the SGA one, [ profile] giandujakiss pointed out that there was this one first:
When you see this, post a quote from Supernatural in your journal.

Dean: Saa-am!!
calime: Smaug; text: Lurking worm (Default)
When you see this, post a quote from Stargate Atlantis in your journal.


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