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[livejournal.com profile] herecirm gave me a prompt back a few weeks ago as part of a meme. I need more writing prompts in my life apparently.

The prompt: Write a conversation between an assassin and their next victim.

A shadow flickered in the moonlit darkness. Na'ry was a mere sliver and Roshir was fully covered. Aveshar sat up. Someone was coming. The feeling prickled up his spine, settling at the base of his skull. He turned his head slowly this way and that to orient himself. It was to the North and on the move, but not directly. For a moment he thought it might pass, but no, it made an arch and slowly spiraled inwards, swinging from North to South and back again, getting closer and closer with each pass.
Who would be looking for him... )

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Oh No...

Jun. 22nd, 2015 08:34 pm
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Originally posted by [livejournal.com profile] lj_bot at Oh No...
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While not necessarily my most embarrassing the first one that I think of hapoened in Germany. Ibwas in a café with a couple other exchange students and we were getting ready to leave. I turned to head out the glass door and completely misjudged not only where the door was, but how close to the glass as well! Completely plastered myself against the glass wall and, better yet, another handful of our group were walking towards the café as well so they had a perfect view of me running into it.

Embarrassing and also hysterical at the same time.
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Comment with "I wanna play!" and you will be assigned a number between 15-50 of facts for you to share. I was given 37 by [livejournal.com profile] herecirm.

1. The first horse (er... pony) I fell off of was a POA named Rosie. I was in my early teens and had a brief stint of jumping lessons (my only formal lessons until I was 19). We landed crooked over a small crossrail and I clung on sideways a few strides before bailing.

2. We initially thought of breeding Ruby to Hedzer (Z's sire), but decided on Panda instead.

3. I was getting over a nasty sinus infection when we went to look at Hedzer, fever and all a day or two before, but when Hope asked if I wanted to ride him I jumped on it (and Chris got quite the glare as he thought about pointing out the fact that I was a recovering sickly person). I only did walk and some trot, but he had the coolest trot, lofty and thrusty. Riding a Friesian stallion checked off the hucket list.

4. I did concurrent enrollment my senior year in high school. I took classes at the community college for high school credit. It was awesome.

5. The three classes I took at the high school my senior year were Seminary, AP Studio Art and (AP) German III.

6. I claim semi-fluency in German. My grammar has slipped, but I definitely know more words than I did when I took my last class in '04.

7. I decided I wasn't going to be a large animal vet in my early teens when I came to the conclusion I would rather work with horses than on them.

8. I briefly thought I was going to go into counseling.

9. My first year of college I thought I was going to dual-major in Art and English with a minor in German, possibly teaching all three.

10. Judy was the one that showed me the newspaper ad for Kash. For sale 5 y/o bay Arab gelding $500. She thought I should check it out and I did.

11. Judy is also to "blame" for me doing the Equine Science program at SCC. She's the one that told me about it and encouraged me to go.

12. When I applied to work for Judy (newspaper ad) I was one of over 60 applicants. I still don't really know why she chose me, especially since I hadn't ridden in a year and had almost no formal riding education.

13. I had my concussion working with Thunder, one of Judy's young horses. Had I been wearing a helmet it would probably not have even been that. I've been a helmet person ever since.

14. I did a one month exchange in Germany my Junior year in High School. I lived with a Greek family in Hamburg. It was my first time really away from home and I was only briefly homesick the first call home after I arrived. The rest of the time it was awesome. Even when I got sick briefly and Frau Demi nursed me back to health with camomile tea and greek honey.

15. My second trip to Germany was just after I graduated high school. Two and a half weeks cruising Bavaria with a few days in Salzburg, Austria and Zürich, Switzerland.

16. A group of us were looking for a bank to do an exchange in Zürich and couldn't find one for almost two hours. You know ... in the banking capitol of the world?

17. I learned to drive during a cross-country trip where we did a church history tour, driving all the way out to Palmyra, New York to start and weaving our way along the pioneer's trail to Salt Lake City. I think over the course of those two weeks I logged ALL the hours necessary for my license on that trip.

18. I bought my Mamiya RB67 Pro S, a 120 back, a polaroid back, and three lenses from my dad's work when they were having a silent auction to get rid of a bunch of equipment that wasn't being used. I bid $525 for it. It was the highest bid in the entire auction. I was stupidly happy to get it and continue to enjoy it some 13 years later.

19. I learned to photograph on an Olympus OM-1 and still have my OM-1 MD. It went to Germany with me the first time.

20. I have a little white stuffed moose named Milton that Angie gave me to keep me company on travels. He has done it a lot. He went across the US with us, Germany twice, and he even came on Chris and I's honeymoon.

21. My first car was a 1968 El Camino and still is the yardstick by which I measure all vehicles. Had I the money/time to maintain one I would have one again.

22. I once got the Camino stuck on the side of my parents' house ... it required a jack stand to get it off.

23. My depth perception/ability to judge the space around me is poor (see above), yet I have very good spacial intelligence so far as getting things to fit in a space if it is remotely possible.

24. While I could have continued with advanced classes in Middle and High School I decided that it was dumb to do all that extra work and stress when I could do well in my normal classes and have time to pursue my own interests outside of the classroom. I think it was a good choice.

25. I have made up close to a dozen writing systems and have snippets of several languages for my world building projects.

26. I have small ring folders with all of the information for my world projects. I call them my "Books of Knowledge."

27. I took "Mixed Media" in college thinking that it was about combining various media, but it turned out to be "Intermedia," which covered everything from video, performance, audio, installation, and all such art. I was such a fish out of water in that class, but I never quit a class and stuck it out. I did surprisingly well (A!) despite feeling like I was flailing around 3/4s of the time.

28. I did this for my Intermedia class:


This is located on top of ASU's library and I had to go through the process of contacting the facility manager and several other people, filing paperwork and all to get permission to do it. Talk about out of one's comfort zone!

29. Kitt was the first Fjord I ever met ... and I bought her the same day at the auction. Apparently I have no self-control. (In my defense there were two other Fjords there I did not buy...)

30. I didn't plan on dating until after I had finished college ... and then I met Chris and we were married after year two.

31. We did postpone adding kids to the mix until after I was finished (and two years after I graduated actually).

32. Naming Tristan was super easy because Chris and I both liked it. No arguments and when he was confirmed a boy the name was set for sure. Kelhan's was much harder.

33. My first real instructor was deaf. I stopped taking lessons from her when I was pregnant with Tristan and after he was born she had stopped teaching (partially due to a messy divorce). She did qualify for the National Eventing Championship in Texas last fall. I haven't heard how she placed, though. She taught me a lot of good things (namely how to effectively use that dangboutside rein) and I got pretty good at understanding her "accent."

34. For about six months I took lessons an hour and a half away. So worth the four hour investment of my time! I wish I could find something similar again, but closer.

35. I didn't start reading until the middle of first grade ... and then they couldn't get me to stop. (I was reading high school level by the time I finished 6th grade.)

36. I took the SATs without doing a minute of intentional studying (1200s?). It really annoyed my friend David that I did better than he did without really trying. I would have done better had I not answered all of the questions (being penalized for getting a question wrong is stupid by the way).

37. I learned to whistle when I was three or four and I do it out of the right side of my mouth instead of the middle.
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Because preparing for my testing this Saturday I completely fell off the answering questions bandwagon.

22 April: [livejournal.com profile] clevortrevor What was the bravest thing you've ever done?

That's a tough one. I guess that depends on what your definition of bravery is. Maybe giving birth without any meds was brave, but I also REALLY don't like the idea of having a needle threaded down my spine. Having kids in general is a brave thing if you're doing it for the right reasons.

Riding again after my concussion and specifically riding Thunder again and making him into a halfway decent, respectful horse.

Going to Germany for a month as an exchange student between my Junior and Senior years in high school was probably more terrifying for my parents than for myself.

Taking the AP German test was pretty terrifying, especially since I only had three years and no one else in the German program was taking the test that year.

I don't know if you would count putting Z down when she was diagnosed with heart failure as brave. Or Appy as her age caught up with her.

Perhaps I was brave to get married at 19 when I hadn't even planned on dating until I was finished with college (life happens when you least expect it).

Maybe brave is saying what I mean out loud rather than holding it in for fear I will make things worse.

I don't know if there is a single bravest event in my life. At least none come to mind as my finest moment of bravery.

24 April: [livejournal.com profile] slobberpuppy a favourite birthday memory?

One year my mom and I went up to Cave Creek and did a ride for my birthday. It was a bit crazy in one area with the literal stair steps of rock and a narrow track (so glad we hit it going uphill and not down!). Mom dismounted twice and I got off Kash once the trail was that tricky.

Chris and I have gotten out on trail rides a few years and the year I had Tristan I had a nice ride with my mom, Opa, uncle and cousin. The best was that everyone else had to find a rock to mount up and me, the six month pregnant lady with the tallest horse (Charm-N at 16hh, the Fox Trotters were 15 or less), got up from the ground. Did I mention I was also the shortest person in the group?

I guess my favorite birthday memories involve family and horses.

April: [livejournal.com profile] gingervere Where have you lived, and which place did you like best?

I was born in Santa Maria, California, but have no memory of it. The first place I remember was San Juan Capistrano, which is where we stayed until I was five. I have vague memories of a big German Shepherd mix my parents had and our cat Kitty (birthday presentn I named him), who eventually earned the name Attila. I used to carry a big pillow in front of me to the little bathroom off of the living room area because he would be out there... somewhere ... waiting to pounce. I loved that cat. A bit over a year after my little brother was born we moved to Mesa, Arizona. We were the only set of cousins on my mom's side not in Utah or California so while we visited a lot we aren't as close as the rest of them are.

We lived in the Mesa house for over thirteen years before my parents pulled up and moved to Queen Creek for various reasons. It was during the moving process that I started going to the singles' ward out here and met Chris. He actually helped us move in and I am sure was happy when he wasn't having to drive 20 miles to see me (it dropped to 15 minutes!).

I was only in the house in Queen Creek for nine months before Chris and I were married and moved in with his parents as we built the little house. The little house took a lot longer than it should have so we ended up staying with his parents a year before we got to move in. I don't know if the move from the little house to the big house counts since it is all on the same property.

So far as favorite places go I clung to California for a long time. Probably because 90% of my family on both sides lived there and as a kid I am sure you cling to your birthplace and your family more than anything. As I hit 20 I started saying that I was practically and Arizonan and now with a husband who was born here and two kids California doesn't feel much like my rooted home.

I love our place here in both incarnations. The little house was an awesome place for two newlyweds (and not so newlyweds! It was over six years before Tristan). The big house is good and roomy and great now that we have the boys. The bathroom in the workshop is the best. That and things aren't bursting out of every crevice. The only thing under the bed is the occasional child rather than stacks of artwork and supplies. And we have empty drawers and cabinets. So nice!

Of course the horses being in the backyard is fabulous. I will never return to the suburbs.
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[livejournal.com profile] kudosirony What is a dream amenity you'd like your farm to have (unlimited money/magic/etc)?

If the no limit applied to maintenance costs too it would be an enclosed climate controlled dressage arena. That would be awesome. No worries about wind and dust storms and melting in the heat. It would be glorious. I guess I could make it bigger, but that would eliminate room to dink outside of the arena area in the future jump field and the like so 20mx60m working area it is!

If it didn't include maintenance costs then just having it covered would be great. One hundred degrees isn't TOO terrible if you don't have the sun beating on you.

In completely unrelated things because I am loathe to make multiple posts in one day Kelhan is officially weaned. I guess it's been that way almost two weeks now, but he decided he didn't want to settle in and nurse before bed anymore so there it went! I figured he would self-wean, but I didn't expect it to be quite so abrupt! It's all good.
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[livejournal.com profile] gingervere What is your favorite horse breed?

Just one?

There's a reason all of our horses are a different breed. I do lean towards the stout at this point, though I do appreciate a nicely put together horse of any breed.

I guess if I had to pick one it might be the Jutland.



Fifteen to sixteen hands of absolute chunk. They are rare, hardly existing outside of their native Denmark.

If we ever fall into a pit of money there's a plan to import them and start a breeding program. I think it's the only breed of horse that I would consider breedjng at this point because I am a sucker for rare things that need advocates and, well, the US needs more than six draft breeds (and more drafts of a reasonable workjng size!).
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[livejournal.com profile] foalstory What one chore or life task do you absolutely hate to do?

My relationship with chores is not necessarily avoidance, but hinges mostly on not thinking about it. If I think about it I do the chore, no complaints, but if I'm not thinking about it things can start reaching critical mass.

I don't know if I have a single chore I really HATE, but if dust wouldn't accumulate on things that would be great because I never have time to dust. It's not so obvious as staring at a dirty toilet and deagging hay through the house is justified a hazard of keeping horses, but I don't drag dust into the house nor use the things regularly that must be dusted so I guess that would be it. Dusting because you have to do it even if you do nothing.

I just realized why my audio was so off for the Dressage video. I had recorded it on the "male voice" setting in garage band, which slowed the recording down to drop the pitch. I re-recorded it this afternoon on "female" and it matches perfectly. Now had I only realized that sooner and not spent HOURS trying to pseudo line up the audio and make it work well enough. The good news is that my voice recorder isn't broken.
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[livejournal.com profile] slobberpuppy Something you would like to accomplish in this lifetime.

Obviously this isn't the only thing I want to accomplish, but I would like to finish "Shifting Times" and "Forged By Fire."

"Shifting Times" is my graphic novel project based in [livejournal.com profile] kashian. I managed to get 34 pages finished before I stalled out and decided I needed to revamp it again (version four or so now?), especially since the artwork on the first pages is over 13 years old now....

"Forged by Fire" is a trilogy I have bits and pieces of based in [livejournal.com profile] lemyes.

Two stories that I would really like to tell and still fiddle with here and there, but it'll take a lot more free time before I can really move them forward again. Bits and pieces here and there.

(Of course I'd also like to get my USDF rider's medals, but I figure a non-horse answer would change it up a bit.)
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[livejournal.com profile] slobberpuppy what is your favourite cheese, and why?


How did you know I love cheese? Do I really have to choose a favorite? I am fond of some of the spicy cheeses like pepper jack. I like creamy ones to spread on things be it cream cheese or those laughing cow spreads and my first trip to Germany introduced me to goat cheese, which I also enjoy. I tried one mixed with fig and cranberry that was awesome, maybe that would be considered it.

I haven't gotten the nerve up to try some of the more exotic or stinky cheeses, maybe someday!
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[livejournal.com profile] gingervere How did you get into horses?


I was always had a thing for horses, but up until I was 17 it was a once (every once in a while twice) yearly pilgrimage to Utah riding my grandfather's horses for a week at a time.

That changed my final semester of high school as I was looking to get out of my first jobs (Jamba Juice and a shipping place I had picked up for extra Christmas cash, but was a good employee so they kept me on) when I answered an ad for a stable hand.

I don't know how I managed it, but despite being a year out of the saddle I got the job despite over 60 other people applying.

Judy gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I blame her for everything (in a loving way). She also showed me the ad for Kash and encouraged me to check it out. She offered space to board him (she had an empty stall after all!) and she also pointed out that SCC had an Equine Science program. The last must have been a sneaky way to get me to stick around another two years as I had been planning on going to a college three hours away.

I spent three and a half years working with Judy's horses. I started her Arab mare Nikki, restarted her QH gelding Thunder (... emphasis on the durr...), and worked with and rode her other four horses. I also taught her grandsons (and a few neighbor kids) to ride in the process, which got me started on the riding instructor road.

The experience with Judy gave me a lot of riding and ground time working with horses and almost made up for how little I rode as a kid. I wish on one hand that I was still getting in three rides a day five days a week and a long trail ride on day six.

I did clash some with Judy towards the end as my knowledge kept expanding and she would get stuck on certain ideas and conventions, but I still have very, very fond memories of her and she is like a third grandmother. I'm due to make another visit and see how she is doing.
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From [livejournal.com profile] clevortrevor Did you have any unusual beliefs or misconceptions as a child that you held on to for surprisingly long?

The first one that comes to mind is believing that Pink Floyd was a purely instrumental band until I was about 16. I don't know how I managed this as both my dad and older brother listened to them.

Most of the rest I can think of relate to mispronounced words. I still want to say "Quay" for queue. It was really weird the first time I remember hearing someone use it in speach and I was so confused. Masochistic was another one with the "ch" as in "child." I blame English's wildly inconsistent spelling and lazy American pronunciations.
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1st April: [livejournal.com profile] foalstory if not Arizona, where else would you be happy living?

I think I would be happy most anywhere so long as I had Chris and the boys around. The horses too, of course so not the suburbs or the center of the city for obvious reasons. I am pretty easy-going like that.

I would like to maybe live somewhere a bit cooler someday. Yes, certainly, you don't have to shovel the heat, but I do appreciate being able to stand around outside more than five minutes before sweating. The blowdryer-in-the-face feeling gets a bit tiresome. Trust me you all won't be jealous when I tell you it is 110+ for three weeks straight and the overnight lows are 80+ degrees.
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Pilfered from [livejournal.com profile] kudosirony

Give me a date and ask me questions. Ask me anything. I'm an open book and don't think there's anything I won't answer. I don't know if any of my friends will actually be interested enough in asking but it sounds like fun!

1 April: [livejournal.com profile] foalstory if not Arizona. where else would you be happy living?
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8 April:[livejournal.com profile] slobberpuppy what is your favourite cheese, and why?
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10 April: [livejournal.com profile] kudosirony why do you like mountain lions (based off your interest page)?
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12 April: [livejournal.com profile] slobberpuppy something you would like to accomplish in this lifetime.
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20 April: [livejournal.com profile] kudosirony what is a dream amenity you'd like your farm to have (unlimited money/magic/etc)?
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22 April: [livejournal.com profile] clevortrevor What was the bravest thing you've ever done?
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24 April: [livejournal.com profile] slobberpuppya favourite birthday memory?
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26 April: [livejournal.com profile] gingervere Where have you lived, and which place did you like best?
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shirecorn

I've been working on this off and on, but here it is for [livejournal.com profile] herecirm! It's an Anglo-Saxon mounted Shire-corn!

The Great Art Meme: The idea is, you comment, and I'll pick one of your profile interests to illustrate. If this appeals to you, drop me a comment saying "arts!". I may or may not take forever to do this, and it's still open for those interested!

([livejournal.com profile] clevortrevor, you're next.)

I worked Z this morning before my lessons. I just hooked her straight up to the dragging doubletree of doom and she went off like it was no big deal. She eyeballed the Frazier's wall, but there's nothing new about that. We walked, trotted, and cantered in both directions, made Toby slightly nervous when Z cantered, and enjoyed another session in the open bridle. I think I need to take her out with the doubletree dragging, but I need to long line her more out before I add in a noisy, energy-infusing thing to the mix. Especially if we're passing other horses who completely flip their lid about it.
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auslanderin

Sometimes when I have time I draw fake horses that belong to a make-believe stable. The Jutland colt from last post was one and here's a Noriker filly. Spots and Lederhosen!

Pilfering from [livejournal.com profile] herecirm

Art: The idea is, you comment, and I'll pick one of your profile interests to illustrate. If this appeals to you, drop me a comment saying "arts!". I may or may not take forever to do this, but hey! This month I've drawn THREE THINGS! I may actually manage to do this.

Writing: Give me a YouTube/SoundCloud link to a song. It can be any genre and it doesn't even have to have lyrics; I will write a drabble (probably featuring my own characters) based on my interpretation of it. If you give me a song, then you automatically enter yourself in the meme and I get to give you a song in return. :) Please note: my only request regarding song choice is please do not send me a narrative song - i.e. I don't want one that already names characters and tells their story. I want songs with space to read between the lines and figure the story out for myself. <--I am lazy and time constrained so "ditto" everything Sari wrote.
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I still need to do pictures, but it's a start!



Let's take a moment to appreciate the pros of our current ponies, whether you own them or just ride them in lessons

We'll go alphabetically because that is easiest.

Charm-N: Grade Percheron Mare
She takes care of Chris both riding and driving now.
She is the most physically affectionate horse I have ever met. If you stand near her long enough she will start nuzzling your neck for attention and scratches. She particularly loves udder scratches and will just about fall over and makes the most blissful face when it is done (if there is a neck or shoulder available she shares the love).
She is forward.
She will stop on "whoa" alone.
Her walk is faster than some horses' trot ... her trot is about the same speed.

Chewy: Haflinger Mare
She has a very classic pony head from the tiniest ears, long, full forelock, with a broad forehead and the biggest eyes I have seen on any size horse. In short: she is absolutely adorable.
She has awesome hock action and is just the cutest mover. There is a reason she had seven or ao foals!
She is sensitive, responsive, and tolerant, a rare combination.

Kash: Arabian Gelding
He is stupidly athletic.
His canter is awesome, wonderful to sit and if you just take the canter "shape" he's there.
He always responds (he's just not always a gentleman about it).
He can grab the fleshy part of his tail with his teeth.
He can scratch his ear with a hind foot while a rider is on his back.
He will lick me for attention.
He's my boy.

Kitt: Norwegian Fjord Mare
She has a mooshy face that she doesn't mind me playing with.
She has a refined sense of fairness. If you ask lightly and reward when she gives she'll do what you ask. If you're unfair (don't release) or hang on her she ignores or plows through it.
I am comfortable enough to ride her bareback out in the desert.
She nickers like a mule.

Ruby: Belgian Mare
She takes the most excellent care of Chris and gives him the confidence to keep riding.
She is very affectionate, but quietly so (she'll stand just in your space until you are forced to pay attention, she won't bump or rub, but she's 1800lbs of THERE).
She is like a big couch with legs and you can't fall off the couch.
I have ridden her bareback around the neighborhood because she is awesome like that.

Zetahra: Friesian Sporthorse/Pinto Draft Filly/Mare
Her forelock goes all the way to her nose, her mane is past her shoulders, and her tail goes to the ground. In short: she has hair.
She is very smart and retains what she has learned with little reminder.
She has awesome gaits.
She will stick her tongue out of the side of her mouth when you press just where her lips end. She also likes to press her tongue on things at times. Thankfully she doesn't do it when working and the only time she did it in the bridle was because she got bored standing still too long.
She is every bit as fancy and athletic as I had hoped. Now I just need to figure out how to channel it!
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Day One: Ten random facts about yourself.
Day Two: Nine things you do everyday.
Day Three: Eight things that annoy you.
Day Four: Seven fears/phobias.
Day Five: Six songs that you’re addicted to.
Day Six: Five things you can’t live without.
Day Seven: Four memories you won’t forget.
Day Eight: Three words you can’t go a day without using.
Day Nine: Two things you wish you could do.
Day Ten: One person you can trust.

1. Love
2. You
3. Amen
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Day Ten random facts about yourself.
Day Two: Nine things you do everyday.
Day Three: Eight things that annoy you.
Day Four: Seven fears/phobias.
Day Five: Six songs that you’re addicted to.
Day Six: Five things you can’t live without.
Day Seven: Four memories you won’t forget.
Day Eight: Three words you can’t go a day without using.
Day Nine: Two things you wish you could do.
Day Ten: One person you can trust.

Five Things Essential to My Existance:

1. Oxygen
2. Food
3. Water
4. Regular Hygiene
5. Thinking

I know, not terribly revealing is it. There are plenty of thingss that make life better and that I would have a hard time enjoying life without them, but saying I would cease to exist without them is a little much.
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Day One: Ten random facts about yourself.
Day Two: Nine things you do everyday.
Day Three: Eight things that annoy you.
Day Four: Seven fears/phobias.
Day Five: Six songs that you’re addicted to.
Day Six: Five things you can’t live without.
Day Seven: Four memories you won’t forget.
Day Eight: Three words you can’t go a day without using.
Day Nine: Two things you wish you could do.
Day Ten: One person you can trust.

My Musical Addictions in No Particular Order:

1. Sonne, Mond, und Sterne by Peter Schilling - It has to be the original one, he redid it on his Raumnot album in uh... 2008? And it doesn't have the same feel.

2. 99 Luftballons by Nena - Any veraion really, but I love what she did with it in 2003 on Nena Feat. Nena where she redid many of her older songs. I sang it to Tristan when he was a baby both English and German.

3. "A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief" It's one of my favorite hymns, even if it is seven verses and they never sing the whole thing in church.

4. India by Deep Forest - I can play this thing on repeat forever. I don't even know what language it is in (Urdu?).

5. Incomplete by Alanis Morrisette - it was a debate between this one and several of her others.

6. Ich bleib' im Bett by Nena - how can one not enjoy a song that is focused on how you are going to stay in bed?

There are others, but I'm limited to six so it was pretty much the first six to pop in my head.

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