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Hi everybody! Hello, Doctor Nick!

Unfortunately, I am not really adding anyone new right now. It's hard to keep up with a big Flist, and I'd rather we become friends at a more appropriate time, than you cutting me in a few weeks because I don't comment. I'm sorry!

1) I tend to obsess about the things I love. And by obsess, I mean quote it every chance I get, and making references in many of my posts. As of January 2007 August 2008, those fandoms are The Office, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, HIMYM, Dr. Horrible, RDJ. For the others fandoms in my life, see my interests.

2) I'm very open-minded, more left wing that right politically speaking and I believe that we can make the world a better place with simple actions.

3) I also believe that animals and the environment in general should be protected at all costs.

4) I'm French-Canadian, proud to be Canadian and to be able to speak 2 languages. However, for me LJ is mostly an English part of my life, meaning that I will rarely (aka never) post in French.

5) One of my biggest passion in life is to discover cultures, and to live them fully by visiting new areas of the world for a longer period of time. I love history, literature, and things like that.

6) I abuse LJ lingo.I use squee and OMG and FTW quite often. Also, I am afflicted with a disease called the addiction to the shift key. WHICH MEANS I LIKE TO TYPE LIKE THAT. For no particular reason of course, only because it suits my hyper mood. And I am always hyper!! Consider yourself warned.

7) I believe myself to be a contradiction, because there are 2 sides of me that are completely different. For one, I am a fangirl. Of many things. Second, I consider myself to be some sort of intellectual who reads her newspaper every morning, is aware of what goes on in the world, reads a lot of books etc. I manage to make myself sound boring, but I'm not (except I am)! But if you are one to post about more serious issues, then I will participate, just like I will if you squee about something fandom-y.

10) I tend to have a low self-confidence. However, I am always there when someone else needs to be reminded of why they are so amazing. With such a big friends list as mine, it may take me longer to get to know each new friend, but I do my best, and I will rapidly grow to love you, if we are stuff in common.

11) I. AM. CANADIAN. I fully embrace my love of Québec AND my love of Canada.

12) I believe in education. I believe that it's never a waste of time and that by learning, you can get the ability to change the world. I value knowledge. I'm still in school, studying journalism film studies and liberal arts.

13) One of my goal (well...if you want to call it a goal!) in life is to have a wonderful DVD collection. Every movie I love, I want to have it on DVD. Because movies make me happy. They are a big part of my life. I know a lot of trivia that will not help me later in life, but it's FUN for me. My Wish list, so I can keep track of everything I want to buy.

14) I'm weird. Really weird! I like to come up with the strangest comments from time to time. And it's fun! Also, I tend to spam, comments-wise. I don't post that often, or post truly interesting stuff, but it's in comments that I “come alive” and interact the most.

15) I also have a tendency to write run on sentences that lead to nowhere. I apologise in advance if it bothers you.

Date: 2004-09-16 02:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, c'est moi, I was just being nosy, and reading you LJ info (returning the favour, I like to say) and WOW! We have a lot of things in common - almost the whole of your numbered list, apart from all the canadian things, because *squee* I am in fact Scottish! But I speak French. I think. Anyway, tootles!

Date: 2004-09-16 05:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Can I swear to be at your service for the rest of my days just because you are Scottish? Can I do that? Pleeeeeeease? ;-)

Seriously, I just want to say that I love Scotland. (squee!) AND that when I'll do my backpacking trip in Europe, Scotland is first on my list!!

Have you learned French in school? Did you found it was hard to learn?

Date: 2004-09-17 06:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm, I suppose I'll allow you to be my slave (WOOOOOO! I have a slave!)
Hey, thank you, your comments on Scotland are noted and appreciated... I don't get why everyone who isn't Scotland loves Scotland, but I have no problem with that! Canada (from what I've heard from [ profile] johnnyboy09) sounds pretty cool too!
Yeah, I did French for six years in school, and it didn't seem too hard, but then again, I probably won't understand a lot of what you say in French.. but hey ho!

Date: 2004-09-17 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
YAY!!! You have never seen a slave so happy to become one, I can tell you that!!!)

I think there's a lot of things that attracts us, as North Americans, to Scotland. And Europe in general too. Canada is a beautiful country, lots of landscapes and outdoor activities. And people are more relaxed than in the U.S., which is always great!

I very rarely post in French nowadays. Maybe because all my french-speaking-only friends are not here as much as they used to!
That's great! I know some people think French is pretty hard to learn, especially to write because of all the confusing rules! I love it when people learn French (or any other languages). I like to see it as open-mindness (?!). Because when you speak english, you don't HAVE to know another language. It's always interesting, but not a necessity, you know!!!

Date: 2004-09-18 01:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yep, from what I've heard of Canada, it sounds lovely - I'd like to visit someday.
I think everyone should try and learn at least one extra language - it's just arrogance to assume everyone else will speak your language - I think we're privilidged that most people speak our language, and we should try and return the favour by learning languages.

Date: 2004-09-18 07:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
if you ever come, I'd be delighted to be your tour guide around Québec!

That's exactly how I feel about learning languages! It's great that you think that too, because not enough people realize the advantages of knowing 2 different languages. Not only to travel or communicate with others, but also for your own experience.
If only you knew the number of Americans who come here 9I see a lot of them where I work) and don't even bother to know just a little bit of French and directly adresses us in English. I'm lucky enough to know both, so I can answer them, but not everyone can. And when our school travels to the U.S., we all speak in English.

But people are so nice and a lot of them are really trying hard, so I believe that one day everyone will understand how awesome it is to speak both!!

Date: 2004-09-20 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh, I know - we get loads of non-English speaking tourists in the summer time, for our festival, and we often have problems at work (I work in a shop). When I go abroad, I always try and at least know how to say hello, please and thank you in the language of the place, and fortuately if we're not in a country whose language we speak (my parents and I speak French, my brother speaks German), we can generally understand what's being said to us.... It makes holidays much funnier!

Date: 2004-09-20 07:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Of course! And the people you meet in those countries are always SO HAPPY to hear tourists know a part of their language, even if it's just hello, thank you and words like that!

wow! Your family is amazing and talks 3 different languages! That's awesome!!
I learned Spanish in school (took the class for 3 years)...I'm starting to forget it a little because I don,t practise enough!

Date: 2004-09-20 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hee, travelling abroad is cool :)
Yeah, well, we're not so amazing - my parents and I learned French at school, and my brother's learning german. But you're actually bilingual - that's waaaaaay cooler!
Wow, I'd love to have learnt Spanish, but they don't teach it at our school - lucky you! I can only say hi, and *blushes* 'You're cute'...

Date: 2004-09-20 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yes!! I went to London a year and a half ago, on a trip organized by my school, and it was simply the greatest time of my life EVER.
Believe me, you ARE!! *blushes* Being bilingual came really easy to me. I went to a summer camp in the U.S. and I was completely surrounded by American girls and learned at their contact! It was super fun! So I don't really see as something that makes me cool, but thank you!!!!!

If I had chosen to study languages in college, I would have learned Spanish and german. I would have loved that, but I chose something else!

I don,t know that! How do you say "you're cute" in Spanish? I'd love to know!!!

Date: 2004-09-20 02:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Tis cool, I find it verra verra cool!
Aaay, esta guapos! is Hmmmm, you're cute! Put it to good use!

Date: 2004-09-20 03:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thank you, thank you!!!

I will use it well, master! Do not worry about me!!

Date: 2004-09-20 03:12 pm (UTC)


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