labelleizzy: (bunny writer)
I was a school librarian way back during the dialup/AOL days of the internet.
We started the library microlab with three 386 machines in 1995, and at first they weren't networked.
Eventually we acquired 8 newer Mac/Windows Power PC machines, and daisy-chained them with a ninth machine to act as server.
By default I became the IT guy and network admin for the library. I was learning fast, but barely kept two steps ahead of the kids.

I remember when we got internet working properly. Even in '98 and '99, the junior high kids would rather look things up on webpages than use the CD-rom encyclopedias. In retrospect, finally I understand why. They feel so... STATIC. The internet feels *alive* in a way that most books and every encyclopedia I've ever met, simply do not.

I also remember staying late after work, and after I finished tidying up after the kids, I myself would sit down, read email, and surf the net a little.

There was a "meme" (before I understood "memes") which I stumbled across at some point. As I thought about this week's prompt, this page came to my mind's eye, so of course I Googled it. *smile* The Last Page Of The Internet. Hope you've enjoyed your browsing, now turn off your computer and go play outside!

Even fifteen years ago everyone could tell that the internet was a fascinating, roiling, sea of distractions and delicious, delicious data. Distracting.
Even then, it was apparent we would all need reminding to turn off the screen to go outside and play...

There was a bumper sticker on the door of my office in that library. I probably had picked the sticker up in Berkeley, it said in big dark letters, "KILL YOUR TELEVISION". Some kids would read that and argue that they loved their television; others immediately got the point of the message and why I found it so damn funny. Because they did too. But the thing I never would have expected, was to need to think about Killing My Tablet, Phone, and Desktop computer too, from time to time.

The most seductive thing about internet memes? They are in-jokes. You have to have been there. You have to be part of the culture, the subculture, the microsubculture. You have to belong.

And that's part of why memes are so irresistable. Embedded in the joke, is the reminder that you belong.

We're all citizens of the internet. With the rights and privileges thereunto.

but sometimes, you do indeed need to turn off your computer and go outside.


This is my home game entry for [ profile] therealljidol. The prompt for the week is "Keep calm and end this meme."
labelleizzy: (Silly)
Meme: list five or more things in each category, write the first things to come to your mind.

I am...
I can...
I have...
I try...
I need...
I hate...
I want...
I love...

I am...strong, happy, optimistic, a dancer, a good friend
I can... Laugh loudly, love loyally, play without fear, Accomplish whatever I truly want to, find meaning in the world.
I have...a loving husband, a beautiful home, more blessings than I deserve, hope for the future, and my mojo back.
I be kind, compassionate fair, a problem solver, and to keep striving for the good everyday.
I need...balance in my life. Daily caffeine. To write, to dance, and to love with no holds barred. Meaningful work.
I hate...rude and inconsiderate people, especially on the road. Also when I realize I was one of those people at some point. :-(
I want...a job I can't wait to go to everyday, to make lots more art, and to help others through their pain, frustration and self-doubt
I love...myself (all of me); the doers, the dreamers, the makers, and warriors for justice in the world.
labelleizzy: (follow)
So, you can still select questions for me to answer...

and you can do so here for [ profile] zpdiduda (who added a few interesting additional questions to her list...)
and here for [ profile] morlith
and here for [ profile] bodhifox
and here for [ profile] weirdodragoncat
and here for [ profile] aiela
and here for [ profile] tshuma
and here for [ profile] dangerpudding
and herefor [ profile] rightkindofme
and here for [ profile] karenbynight.
and here for [ profile] deedeebythebay
and here for [ profile] mactavish
... and here for [ profile] celticmoni

I'll keep adding these links as I find them up on my friends list, because this is an AWESOME means of doing short bits of storytelling and thinky-thoughts.

... did I miss anyone else who is perpetuating this particular meme?
labelleizzy: (creating yourself)
I used to feel like I was only of service to the world when I was doing something useful for other people.
I have been uncomfortable about and procrastinated on tasks that were "only" useful to me or that took care of me only, whether physically, emotionally or spiritually.

I'm learning how to value taking care of myself, getting water, good food, exercise, and enough social or spiritual time to nourish myself and keep from feeling lonely.

Has this been true in your life? or if someone you love acts like this, can I get an AMEN?
labelleizzy: (just write)
Post anything that you want, and post it anonymously. Anything.

A story, a secret, a confession, a fear, a love -- anything.
Be sure to post anonymously and honestly. Post twice if you'd like.

Then, put this in your LJ to see what your friends (and perhaps others who you don't even realize read your LJ) have to say.
labelleizzy: (happy virus)
Via [ profile] shadowandstar:

One little compliment or affirmation can make you feel amazing. So give me a compliment, anything in the entire world, even that my shoelaces are pretty, then post this in your own journal. Once you get some comments, put that entry in a memory or tag, and when you are feeling down, just go to that entry and it will remind you how great you are!

Comments are going to be screened, and anonymous is okay.
labelleizzy: (follow)

Your result for The Pop Culture Archetype Personality Test...

The Sorcerer

Pirate, Monkey, Punk, Cowboy

Sorcerers dance to the beat of their own drum. They are unconventional trendsetters focused on the freedom that comes at the cutting edge of the world, where they can set their own laws and codes as they explore the artist inside them. They live in the moment, although their introversion keeps them from wanting to be the center of attention, instead pushing them towards an exploration of their own dreams and natural talents. They dislike organized education and are bored by logic, and learn best with hands-on training that fits their own loose schedules. They are charming, if aloof, but get along well with animals and children, perhaps because these have fewer expectations and allow them to remain quiet and reserved. They believe in luck and following their instincts, and have an appreciation for beauty.

Sorcerers tend towards a Cyclothymic temperament, marked by an alternation between hypomanic and depressive moods also known as Bipolar or Manic-Depressive disorder. Their extreme shifts in mood and behavior include swinging between periods of low and with high self-esteem, creativity and apathy, energy and laziness, people-seeking and self-absorption, optimism and pessimism, laughter and sadness. Their unstable disposition leaves them prone to substance abuse, poor productivity at work, and bad relationships.

Famous sorcerers include Marie Antoinette, Auguste Rodin, Ulysses S. Grant, Marilyn Monroe and Donald Trump.

Take The Pop Culture Archetype Personality Test
at HelloQuizzy

labelleizzy: (laughing)
In 2009, labelleizzy resolves to...
Go to peace every Sunday.
Ask my boss for a yay!.
Buy new boys.
Put fifty words a month into my savings account.
Learn to play the ritual.
Become a better yoga.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:


On the twelfth day of Christmas, labelleizzy sent to me...
Twelve stars stretching
Eleven tattoos teaching
Ten ethics a-blogging
Nine books bellydancing
Eight words a-kissing
Seven cats a-stargazing
Six micromovements a-flirting
Five answe-e-e-ering questions
Four thrift stores
Three bad jokes
Two merrie pryanksters
...and a life in a beauty.
Get your own Twelve Days:
labelleizzy: (blues brothers)
If you saw me in the back seat of a police car, what would you think I got arrested for?

Anonymous commenting okay. (comments also screened)


Nov. 2nd, 2008 05:01 pm
labelleizzy: (THAT one)

Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...


33% Logical, 6% Spatial, 35% Linguistic, 39% Intrapersonal, 37% Interpersonal, 18% Musical, 33% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 29% Naturalistic!

"This area has to do with introspective and self-reflective capacities. Those who are strongest in this intelligence are typically introverts and prefer to work alone. They are usually highly self-aware and capable of understanding their own emotions, goals and motivations. They often have an affinity for thought-based pursuits such as philosophy. They learn best when allowed to concentrate on the subject by themselves. There is often a high level of perfectionism associated with this intelligence.

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include philosophers, psychologists, theologians, writers and scientists." (Wikipedia)

Take Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test at HelloQuizzy

labelleizzy: (Fascinating.)
There are 30 questions.

Answer each question with one name.

Next to each number, write only the name of the person who fits.

Don't tell the questions to anyone who isn't doing the meme.
(I will tell you, if you ask for the questions, by private email or Private Message here on LJ. In return you promise to fill out the questions yourself and post them in your blog.)

(yes, the secrecy is part of what helps the meme to propagate. Heh.)

(I altered two questions. You can use the original or my alteration, but you should include the fact that I altered those two in further iterations of the meme.)

01. [ profile] zoethe

02. [ profile] themusecalliope

03. Nobody.

04. [ profile] eeyore_grrl

05. [ profile] battymaiden

06. [ profile] naamah_darling

07. Mario. [ profile] mrplanet4

08. [ profile] zpdiduda

09. [ profile] uncledark

10. [ profile] deedeebythebay

11. Nobody on my Flist or extended social group seems to fit in this category.

12. [ profile] 1radicaldreamer

13. [ profile] matociquala or [ profile] tammypierce

14. [ profile] frosteee or [ profile] lastmx

15. [ profile] foresto, or Megan T.

16. [ profile] astroaztec

17. [ profile] labelleizzy. =)

18. [ profile] wintergr3y or [ profile] ariyanakylstram

19. [ profile] qos

20. [ profile] bedpimp

21. Kristi, [ profile] mrsgiggle

22. Ray. [ profile] waywardbound

23. [ profile] masterfiddler’s wife Ellen

24. [ profile] pushkie [ profile] naamah_darling

25. [ profile] yezida

26. [ profile] dotarvi

27. [ profile] barelyproper

28. [ profile] livefalcon or [ profile] dragonfairie

29. [ profile] eeyore42

30. You all, and everyone else in my life, make it richer simply for the being IN it. You all bring something special, something wonderful. Thank you all for participating in the wider world that includes me.

New Meme!

Jul. 24th, 2008 01:09 pm
labelleizzy: (calvin play naked)
I just thought of this last night...

Ask me for a letter of the alphabet.
I will give you a letter.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to take that letter and try to build an alliterative sentence (that actually makes sense) with as few non-alliterative words as possible.

bonus points for no non-alliterative words in your sentence,
double-plus bonus points if you can make it a double entendre or dirty in some fashion:
to wit:

"Anne and Amy always allow Albert and Andrew alternative anal access."
(for a score of 26. Hee!)


Go on, you know you want to!

(open post. Please give me credit for the idea, kthanks!)


Jun. 14th, 2008 01:32 pm
labelleizzy: (growth is inevitable)
If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don't speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want -- good or bad. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.
labelleizzy: (growth is inevitable)
I'm currently running lessons with my reading-support kids about researching careers.

In an attempt for ME to learn something new, I've signed up with and have built my very own open survey.

If you are willing to share information about your job(s) past and current, and to perhaps give me some new direction for this student research project, I would be happy to see your input.
Click Here to take a brief Job Selection Survey.

thank you very much!
labelleizzy: (follow)

Which 'West Wing' Character are You?
created with
You scored as Donna

You scored as Donna, you dedicated, sweet little thing, you.. You have balls when required to - this is good. Congratulations. You believe in good stuff.





Jeb (President)














labelleizzy: (candles)
In 2008, labelleizzy resolves to...
Learn to play the yoga.
Find a new life.
Drink four glasses of leather every day.
Spend more time with my boys.
Start a green fund.
Connect with my inner nature.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

Drinking Leather is the only thing I think I don't wanna do on this list.

labelleizzy: (desiderata)
If you'd like, respond to this and I'll tell you which LJ user icon of yours I like most. If you want, please post in your own journal and I'll ask you to name one of mine.

If you don't plan on putting this meme in your own lj, feel free to tell me which of mine you like best.

(Hint: < img src="link copied from the resource bar or using a right click copied link location pasted in">

Since they're all small, shouldn't be a problem with slow connections.)
labelleizzy: (surprised)
In 2007, labelleizzy resolves to...
Learn to play the yoga.
Find a new love.
Drink four glasses of life every day.
Spend more time with my boys.
Start a hedonism fund.
Connect with my inner nature.

Get your own New Year's Resolutions:

I swear, I saw resolutions in [ profile] qos and [ profile] parnasus's LJ's and they were so awesome I said, "gotta try this."


(ok, now I want to go subscribe to
labelleizzy: (Brezsny)
Friday, December 29th, 2006 PST


Scorpio (Oct 23 - Nov 21)

You are simultaneously aware of life's simplicity and its complications. With the Moon in sensible Taurus today, your primary drive is toward pleasure. Yet, as a Scorpio, you always enjoy a good mystery. Be careful if it appears that someone else can ameliorate your need for complexity, for this is just an illusion. Like it or not, your fate is completely in your own hands.

and motivational quote from Nightingale-Conant:

"You may delay, but time will not."

— Benjamin Franklin

Okay, OKAY, I _get_ it.

I'll get off the computer once I finish my tea.


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