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Things I Learned in Hawaii [Oct. 2nd, 2006|09:04 pm]
...which aren't necessarily Hawaii-related things...

1. I learned how to dance the Electric Slide! Boyd, aren't you so PROUD? ^_~ (I may just make Jackie teach Gabe it now.... heehee!) It goes... at least, the simplified version goes: four steps left, four steps right, four steps back, dip forward, pull up, and turn. then repeat.
Yes, I learned it. Where? During a dinner cruise. They skipped Y.M.C.A. surprisingly, but made us dance the macarena! and the hokey pokey! So...
left - two - three - four - right - two - three - four - back - two - three - four - and dip - and up - and turn (counterclockwise, which makes the first left) - two - three - four...

2. How did the word 'jaywalking' come to being? Because when crossing the street at the crosswalk, sometimes we tend (to want) to cut the last part of the straight line and curve to the other section (to save a few steps), right? So... it forms a 'J'. Get it?

Darn... only two things that I can remember right now.... I'll edit it if I can remember more...


In other "thoughts", Nick brought up NaNoWriMo to me... so I'm thinking if I should enter it. 50000 words isn't really a complete novel (as the average novel goes from 75000 to 100000+, but I do have a couple short novella ideas floating in my brain) so I'm curious if I could actually complete in a month. Hmm... I guess it will all depend on what's going on in my life. I still am working on my RP fic and some CC fics (The Clause part 2 is taking long because what I have isn't working - and I have to scrap it and try to write it in backflash-mode to get the POV right *grumble*), though I will be cutting down on my RP threads (mainly staying in TG for Boyd, although I'm picking up Augury for Ginny -but also to help me get in Cho's frame of mind for my CC writing).

Speaking of TG, Boyd - here are the other Gryff possiblities for Jackie:

Virgo: They are hard workers and usually very bright; they tend to be more ethically obsessed than most. Some Virgo wizards are also sorted into House Gryffindor because of their amazing imaginations; on the surface they may appear straight-laced and almost nervous, but inside is a wealth of romantic yearning and fantastic excitement. They quietly build dream castles in their minds; and the practical influence of the Earth element means that they, unlike more flighty signs, may have some chance of building those dream castles on solid foundations.

Capricorn: The combination of Gryffindor aims with Capricorn traits results in wizards who are exceptionally well balanced. For once, here are Gryffindors who will not go charging off on quests without first making thorough preparations and arranging for backup. They are resourceful, well grounded, and self confident, hard workers, and extremely reliable. You can always trust a Gryffindor Capricorn's word; they will not only mean it when they say they will do something, they will follow through successfully. House Prefects often come from this sign, because they are responsible, good students, and natural leaders. What many people forget about the Capricorn is that although they are part goat, they are also part mermaid. That mermaid half represents all the fanciful dreams and lofty ambitions that the quiet Capricorn often hides beneath an unassuming surface. Perhaps Capricorns are sorted into this House because the House needs balance, but those hidden dreams and whimsies probably have a lot to do with it, too.

I made Steven Virgo... although now that I'm reading Capricorn more... do you think Jackie's Capricorn now? ;P

[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-10-03 11:28 am (UTC)
1. That's hilarious...I've known it since high school and have actually performed in on stage as part of a larger routine...

Except, isn't jaywalking when you cut across the middle of the road?
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-03 02:31 pm (UTC)
1. I never learned it before! I did see a couple people dance it when I was younger, but no one bothered to teach me it. ;)

2. I think it started as making a "J" before it went to that... but my sister said even if you use a crosswalk when the light is red and traffic is clear and it's safe to walk, that isn't considered jaywalking (unless you cut).
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[User Picture]From: ladybluestar
2006-10-03 02:33 pm (UTC)

Silly people.
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[User Picture]From: amethystwind
2006-10-04 12:58 am (UTC)
Oh man, Jackie SHOULD teach Gabe that. It would be HILARIOUS. I cannot see Gabe dancing at all though. This must be remedied.

Eh, I don't see her as a Virgo. Capricorn fits though
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-04 01:18 am (UTC)
Haha! Once our thread moves a bit more, I just may make Jackie suggest it ^_~ She has two weeks of stuff to make up for her absense! ;D
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[User Picture]From: sevarem
2006-10-04 06:32 pm (UTC)
Hey, lurvely lady, when are you going to get your Cho lj up and join the communities? Game starts 10 October and we neeeeed our Choooo.
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[User Picture]From: jadeites_lady
2006-10-04 06:36 pm (UTC)
hahahaha... you just want the TRIANGLE! ;D I'll try to get it up tonight!
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