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Things that are awesome
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So I've had an idea. LiveJournal tends to be filled with a whole lot of negativity a lot of the time. So I want to try to do something more positive. Your mission should you choose to accept it, is to list 5 things which are awesome, together with a brief explanation of why you think they are awesome. Anything goes; you can choose people or places or animals or concepts or TV shows or anything you want. The only criteria is that they all have to be awesome.

Here, I'll start with 5 completely random awesome things:

1. Hobnobs. I love hobnobs. For those not in the know, they are yummy yummy oaty biscuits with one side covered in chocolate. They are extremely delicious and extremely addictive.

2. Thingvellir. One of the more memorable places I've visited in my life. On the one hand, it was the seat of the Althing, one of the world's oldest parliaments. On the other, it also happens to sit right on the boundary between the Eurasian and Norht American tectonic plates, giving you a great view of geology in action.

3. Okapis. Little miniature giraffes wearing stripy stockings? What's not to love?

4. Lasers. Lasers are neat. The thing I mostly love as lasers is that they were originally devised from pure science, without any particular application in mind. Now they're used for everything from hair removal to compact discs to little pointers used to torment cats.

5. Giving people birthday presents they aren't expecting. I did this earlier today to kamara and it made her spaz, which was fun.

Your turn now. 5 awesome things. Go go go!

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Okapis are indeed awesome.

Though I have my bouts of negativity, I'd like to think that most of what I write in my journal is positive. :D Even the bad things usually have a wry-humour spin.

We have another name for Hobnobs, but you are SO right, they are dangerously addictive awesome.

But NOTHING can out-awesome my dad!


Edited at 2008-05-04 03:01 (UTC)

If I really dressed up like that it would probably out awesome your dad.

No wait...I'm confusing "awesome" with "oh god, my eyes are burning". (It's a subtle distinction.)

My dad is just all kinds of awesome. If we'd had actual costumes, he'd have been climbing into corsets too, and comparing wigs, only because he'd know how ridiculous he looks and likes to give a laugh. He's a laborer, so putting him in a dress is FUHNEEE! xD

He's where I got my 'ham' gene.

Okay, awesome things!

1. Smoothing your finger along the edges of new books. If they're made of the right paper, when you fan the paper a little it's perfectly soft and lovely.

2. A sunset on Wednesday. I was heading home on the bus during it, and it lit everything up in the most magical way, especially trees. They were gold-touched, incredible, several miles of them.

3. Looking at the sky again. I realised while waiting for the bus recently that it's been far too long since I just sat or stood gazing up at the clouds long enough to even see them move.

4. The C programming language is making me squee with discovery at the moment. Both the language and the book, which is the best language-specific programming book I've yet read.

5. Green & Black's milk chocolate. Have been embroiled in a passionate romance with this, of late. Nom nom nom.

Random five Awesome things:

1. Free comics, being given away - It was free comic book day today, Mainstream USAnian comic book publishers publish books especially for it. It's fun! One can get free comic books! And it's a good excuse to go to the comicbook shop and buy shiny comics one has been meaning to look at for a while. Or see comicbooks one had not been aware of before.

2. I was at a party this evening, and it was awesome. There were nice people! There was tasty food! There was a guy who brought four different bottles of whisky to taste and share! There was a guy who told me I was not uncool. It was good.

3. I am reading the Vorkosigan series by Lois McMaster Bujold and it is awesome. It's Science-Fiction and to me it is great space-opera and the protagonists are awesome, cool, slightly-to-highly insane-in-a-good-way people and - I am really enjoying reading it. abigailb is lending me the books, and as soon as I mentioned finishing the first one, she brought the next one along - which was awesome of her.

4. Have I Got news For You was on Friday on BBCone and it had Brian Blessed on it, and it was hugely fun. I laughed a lot, and there's a webisode here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erh4HBVDxBs with some stuff that wasn't - and some stuff that was- on television.

5. The Muppet Beaker singing 'Feelings'. That's pretty awesome.

Also, < a href =" " > hyperlinks</a> are awesome.


Thingvellir is great! I even have an icon... but I've not been there.

The iPod, or portable MP3 player of your choice, because while MP3 is a lossy compression format, it beats the hell out of a backpack full of cassettes.

Whatever those bushes are called that are currently flowering (hi, my asthma thanks you!) that form tight, round clusters of white flowers, like snowballs. In fact, I think in some parts of the US they're just called something thumpingly obvious, like "snowball bush."

Lilacs, and the Pterry-fan custom of wearing them on the 25th.

The delightful weirdness of my niece and nephew; the latter, 16 months old, recently pointed at a Darth Vader action figure and announced, "Da-da!" Right, so you're the Princess, then? -- well, pretty much, yeah.

LOLcats in general, and icanhascheezburger.com in particular.

1. The thing I talked about in the channel, but which I'm not going into here. That was hella awesome.

2. Regents Park in spring (Feeder lyrics!) with a bunch of really cool people. It was fun and relaxed and something different to do, though next time hopefully I'll have caught up on sleep ahead of time and can bet there for more of it.

3. My really cool people. They're so awesome I have to include it twice. I have had a happy weekend. I'm pretty thrilled that I managed to get 20 people to congregate and be merry.

4. My company, and my job, and the people I work with. I like what we do, think we do it pretty damn well, and see lots of potential for it continuing to rock. I like the people enough to volunteer to sit on hold to Blackberry tech support for an hour, after I should have finished, on a Friday night, so two of them could go and do the other thing they had to do before either of them could go home. And we're all going to see the Foo Fighters, who are awesome!

5. London. I wouldn't have any of this if I hadn't moved here.

I'm not very filled with negativity at the moment :)

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