Glory

Jan. 4th, 2006 05:33 pm
maristu: (Default)
Hey! I'm Glorificus! )

Not what I expected... Not sure if I agree, but still, kinda cool :)
maristu: (big screaming deal)
I'm a Modern, Cool Nerd! )

On that note, Tatooine exists! Hee. I've been thinking about traveling to Africa someday, and was looking into Tunisia *g* Yes, I'm a complete nerd! The other day I was having a small Christmas gathering at a friend's house, and discovered that most of my friends are also nerds, as most of the evening's conversation consisted of martial arts (one of them is a ninja), X-Men 3, Fantastic 4, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and Narnia. Well, at least I'm not alone!
maristu: (volcano)
Girly-girl meme )


So... I don't know if I'm a girly-girl or not. I'm much less girly than most of the women I know, though... Except for my sister.

2006!

Dec. 30th, 2005 11:32 pm
maristu: (simplicity)

In the year 2006 I resolve to:

Ride a mechanical bull in drag.



Get your resolution here




I promise to put the pictures up as soon as I have them *g*
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FOUR JOBS YOU'VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE
1. Network and Internet Administrator - Ministry of Education
2. C and C++ Programmer - Brazilian Post Office
3. Java Programmer - Panamerican Bank
4. ASP/JavaScript/PL-SQL Programmer - Brazilian Senate

FOUR MOVIES YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER
1. Dead Poets Society
2. Four Weddings and a Funeral
3. Stand By Me
4. Top Gun

FOUR CITIES / TOWNS YOU'VE LIVED IN
1. Brasília, DF, Brazil (where I live now)
2. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
3. Albany, NY, USA
4. São Paulo, SP, Brazil

FOUR TV SHOWS YOU LOVE(ed) TO WATCH
1. Smallville
2. Gilmore Girls
3. Buffy
4. Dawson's Creek

FOUR PLACES YOU'VE BEEN ON VACATION
1. Camino de Santiago, Spain
2. Machu Picchu, Peru
3. Bariloche, Argentina
4. Maceió, Brazil
Just four?? :(

FOUR WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY
1. Live Journal
2. Star IQ (great horoscope)
3. GMail
4. Ragnar Tornquist's blog (creater of The Longest Journey, my favorite computer game of all times, and Dreamfall, it's sequel, which should be released next year)

FOUR OF YOUR FAVOURITE FOODS
1. Lazagna
2. Fresh fish, preferably at the beach, drinking caipirinha
3. Chocolate cake with lots of chocolate covering
4. Junk food in general, preferably for watching movies

FOUR PLACES YOU'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW
1. Home, always
2. Greece, where I plan to go on my next vacation
3. Madrid, because I left someone there that I really wish I hadn't...
4. The beach, preferably one with nice warm water, like Fortaleza or Maceió

Eagle

Dec. 1st, 2005 12:12 pm
maristu: (wicked)
You scored as Eagle. You are the Eagle. People respect you and for good reason. You are a creative person who likes to do things abstractly. You tend to be a healer, either with yourself or with others.

</td>

Deer

75%

Dog

75%

Ram

75%

Salmon

75%

Eagle

75%

Bear

67%

Fox

67%

Dragon

58%

Crow

58%

Horse

50%

Wolf

50%

Bull

42%

Stag

33%

Snake

17%

Which animal totem best suits you?
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Cool test!

Sep. 28th, 2005 11:36 am
maristu: (euphoria)

ColorQuiz.com Maricats took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

"Intense, vital, and animated, taking a delight in ..."


Click here to read the rest of the results.


Meme

Sep. 22nd, 2005 05:42 pm
maristu: (audience)
When you see this on your flist, quote some Shakespeare.

"Our doubts are traitors,
And make us lose the good we oft might win
By fearing to attempt."

-- Measure for Measure, Act I scene 4 (Lucio)
maristu: (nicer/smarter)
maricats
Magic Number15
JobComputer Nerd
PersonalityChancer
TemperamentPussy Cat
SexualIf I Have To
Likely To WinThe World Cup
Me - In A WordSubtle
Colour
Brought to you by MemeJack




Happy Deathday!
Your name:maricats
You will die on:Wednesday, November 24, 2027
You will die of:Sexually Transmitted Disease
Username:
Created by Quill


I'll die from an STD??? That's sooo unromantic. :-P

ETA: Can you appreciate the irony of the fact that I will die of an STD on the exact same day I lost my virginity? 33 years later... :)
maristu: (Default)
Ganked from a whole bunch o' people.

Maricats is a tough cookie. You can't pull the wool over Mari's eyes and you had better not try! Mari was born under the sign of the crab and she can deliver a very nasty nip! Cancerians may not be the fiercest creatures in the zodiac but they are blessed with a brilliant set of self-defence mechanisms. They have impenetrable armour and sharp, scary claws. Mari's shell is especially strong. She won't let anyone come anywhere near to her heart unless she knows for sure that they mean no harm. Her impeccable instincts inform her of this and alert her to act accordingly. This is why the world around Mari is divided into two sorts of people - those who don't know quite what to make of her and those who have been fortunate enough to meet the real Maricats.

The real Maricats is soft, kind, caring, loving and giving. So soft, so kind, so special as to deserve a sainthood. All praise to 'Saint Mari the Caring.' 'Saint Mari the Caring.' It has a ring to it does it not? It is fair comment, is it not? Indeed it is, as all who know the true nature of Mari will willingly and eagerly confirm. There's only one problem with being a saint. It is what it does to your ego. Maricats is a true saint and true saints are not just naturally loving and compassionate, they are also naturally humble. But true saints have a tendency to turn into martyrs. Sometimes, just sometimes, Mari can be a little too good for her own good.


I agree with the first part, eerily accurate. But the second part? "Saint Mari the Caring" just makes me giggle :)

Although... This whole horoscope thingy bugs me, because from the little studying I've done of astrology it's pretty clear that the sun sign is just *one* of a whole bunch of aspects and houses and positions that influence your personality. Understanding my ascendent and my moon sign and what they mean helped me understand so much more of why I act the way I do. So, horoscopes and sun sign definitions are fun and all, but if you wanna know more about yourself, go here. It's worth it.

Break down

Jan. 24th, 2003 11:43 am
maristu: (bite me)
*sob*

I can't do this. I just can't.

It's not possible to keep up with three mailing lists (one of which sends a total of 100 posts a *day*), read my entire friends list here at LJ, beta for the people I promised I'd beta, read all the great fanfic and watch all the great videos in three different fandoms, develop all the programs I said I'd develop (just got myself into another one-- I don't understand how this happened, I was sitting quietly in my corner and the next minute my hands had written an email volunteering), write all the stuff I want to write in my journal and, you know, work. And have a life. And all that *other* stuff that exists offline.

Yup. This is me, having a breakdown.

So. I put all my lists on digest, which doesn't *really* change anything, since I still read all the emails, except that I don't get depressed when I see the "You have 253 unread emails" on my mailbox. I've made a list of the things that I still need to do, so that at the very least I can keep organized. And I unfriended a few people. Sorry, guys, but really, there was no way I could keep up. I might unfriend a few more today, because I see absolutely *no* difference on the length of my friends page...

On other (not so good) news, my old hard drive has apparently died. This time it was *my* hard drive, not my mom's. All my Premiere projects? Gone. All my Smallville eps? Also gone. All my mp3s, installed programs, downloaded fanfics, *everything*? GONE.

I think I'll go cry in a corner now...

But before I go... name quiz )

That's eerily accurate. Scary. Rhi, you'd better choose wee!Rhi's name carefully :)
maristu: (nicer/smarter)
Elven name: Ireth Lossëhelin
Hobbit name: Primula Overhill of Rushy

The cool thing about having three family names is that I get to choose the result I like the best in this kind of quiz :)

Cut out so as not to overload my friends (see, Boni? ;) ) )

Quizzes

Jan. 8th, 2003 10:33 am
maristu: (Default)
First off, congrats to Rhi! Yay! I'm so happy :)

And now, quizzes:
Cut out because Boni glared at me... )
maristu: (evil)
Oops. Hit the update button before I meant to... I could just go and edit the entry, but I don't like doing that, it confuses people. So here's the rest of the entry :)

The new place is shaping up well, it almost feels livable. Still full of dust from all the holes we're drilling, and we have tons of stuff that just don't have a place to go yet (we're still waiting for our new furniture to arrive). We got the fridge working, so that's a big plus *g*. I just *really* need someone to go there help me clean up, because the mess is driving me crazy (and I'm not exactly the most organized of people, but it's just too much).

We're thinking of moving in tomorrow... God help us :P

~*~


Hmm... The username meme. Mari Cats was an old nickname from High School. I used to hang out with a friend and this friend's friends didn't remember my name at first name (they eventually became great friends, and even a boyfriend) so they started calling me "Cats", because at the time I used to wear a sweater from the musical "Cats" (my mom gave it to me, ok?!). Later they just added my name to the nickname (the name's Mariana, Mari for short) and my nickname became Mari Cats. It's been ten years, and people I've never even heard of recognize me by that name...

So, the other day I'm doing a google search for "maricats", and get something around 200 hits! This is when I discovered that "maricat" is apparently some sort of boat *g*

Yeah. Boring. I know...

~*~


Hubby and I recorded Gilmore Girls last Thursday, and sat down to watch it today. It started off with Lorelai awaking to about a million alarm clocks, then going down to meet LUKE for breakfast! And then! Then! They *kissed*! And he talked to her stomach! And she was pregnant with TWINS!!

Hubby and I were gaping at the television wondering what exactly we had missed, when Lorelai finally woke up and we discovered that it was actually a rerun of this season's premiere. Apparently we'd missed the very beginning of the episode.

Getting my hopes up like that? Was just mean. *pout*

~*~


Ok, I'll write about TTT in another entry, this one is too long already :P
maristu: (chlana eyes)
Okay, so I'm following [livejournal.com profile] bonibaru on this one... Because I've always wanted a vid meme, and this is the first one! Yay!

I have a problem, though... I only have five vids so far. But what the hell, I'll just redo this in a few years, when I have 30 vids like boni does :)

Best video I've done: Bohemian Rhapsody (Lex). It was my first, and still the one I'm most proud of. Took me forever, though.

Favorite video of mine/one I most enjoy rewatching: Good Riddance (Chloe). That's like a favorite child for me. It's nice and short and sweet, and I adore the song. I just need better source, dammit!

Most under-rated video of mine: I dunno. Lover Boy, maybe? It's my only Clex vid, and I really like it. It's kinda cute and fluffy :) But I've only gotten *one* feedback email for that one.

Most over-rated video of mine: Bohemian Rhapsody. Is this totally bizarre, having this be the best *and* the most over-rated? But really, it *is* over-rated. I've watched it a million times, trying to figure out what it is that people see in it that makes random people send me long emails praising it. Plus, it gets like half of all the hits my site gets. I love it, and am very proud of it, but it's a *first atempt*! I can point you to about a million vids by other vidders that I consider better than that one...

Vid I want to hide under a rock and have no one ever see: Possibly Basket Case. I did it in a rush, and although I like the opening part ok, I just think that the ending takes *forever*. That's the one that I most feel like tinkering with :P
maristu: (galadriel)
Just a quick note, before I go out with my mom for a stroll. It's a lovely day, and the sunset here is beautiful!

I feel so out of fandom lately. With all the computer trouble, I haven't been able to keep up at all. I'm way behind on LJ, I haven't read any fic or watched any vids in ages, and I haven't downloaded the last two eps of Smallville... *sigh*

I have, however, watched "Chamber of Secrets", and loved it. It seemed a bit slow at times, mostly because of the editing that left a lot of pauses in the dialogues (either that or I'm getting way too accustomed to Gilmore Girls dialogue speed). But other than that, it was lovely. Will possibly have more to say about this later, when I'm less pressed for time.

And, a quiz! Apparently, I'm not evil. I just pretend to be...

maristu: (chlana eyes)
I am incredibly happy right now. I installed W2K on my mom's computer, and it works beautifully. I also made my very first compilation CD, and I love it to bits. *happy sigh*

So I'm back! No more stress! And I think I'll actually be able to reply to all my mail tomorrow, so if you're expecting a reply, you hopefully won't have to wait long :)

And now, quizzes!

flash
Which Rosenbaum Are You?

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You are FLASH. You are a happy-go-lucky character who would do anything for your friends. You call things like you see them and have simple tastes and a quick wit.



This was actually pretty accurate... Although I'm more on the slow side ;)

oliver
Which Harry Potter Guy are you Most Compatible with?

brought to you by Quizilla

Of course!!
maristu: (kick ass)
Okay, y'all blame this on [livejournal.com profile] barbana (heh, thought I'd forgotten, didn't you? :) ). See, she challenged me. And I never back down on a challenge. But this one was damn hard...

After I put up the lyrics meme ("answer these questions using lyrics from one band"), she made the following comments:

Barbana: I think it would be interesting to try that again only limiting yourself to not only the one band but only one ALBUM too.
Maricats: Can it be a double album? A compilation CD?
Barbana: No, and no greatest hits either. *BEG*

So, here it is. I answered using lyrics from "(What's the Story) Morning Glory?" by Oasis (and I seem to have a thing for British bands...)

Are you male or female?
She's electric

Yeah, I'm female. Darn. I didn't want to reuse the lyrics from "She's Electric", but I saw no way out of this one...

Describe yourself.
She's electric
She's in a family full of eccentrics
She done things I never expected

Especially the part about family *g*

How do they feel about you?
And time as it stands
Won't be held in my hands
Or living inside of my skin
And as it fell from the sky
I asked myself why
Can I never let anyone in?

How do you feel about yourself?
I think I've got a feeling I've lost inside
I think I'm gonna take me away and hide
I'm thinking things that I just can't abide

Describe your girlfriend/boyfriend.
Because maybe
You're gonna be the one that saves me?
And after all
You're my wonderwall

What would you rather be doing?
Today's the day that all the world will see
Another sunny afternoon
Walking to the sound of my favourite tune

Describe where you live.
Slip inside the eye of your mind
Don't you know you might find
A better place to play

Describe how you love
He walks along the open road of love and life
Surviving if he can

Share a few words of wisdom
You gotta roll with it
You gotta take your time
You gotta say what you say
Don't let anybody get in your way
...

Don't ever stand aside
Don't ever be denied
You wanna be who you'd be
...

That's a damn good record. I hadn't listened to it in a while... It's not my favorite by far, but it's the only one I found by a band that had something resembling answers to all the questions above. Coherent answers, that actually matched my mood and life. And trust me, I tried. I tried REM, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Genesis, so many I don't even remember. The one that got the closest was Beth Nielsen Chapman's "Sand and Water", but she's not a band...

So yeah. I did it. I feel good :)

Hehehe. Your turn, [livejournal.com profile] barbana. *eg*
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