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I thought I should include an entry to indicate that most of the stuff in my journal is friends-locked and explain a little bit about that. Fic and some fannish stuff is the exception. A couple thoughts on why you may or may not want to friend me:

Things I love:
My kids. My husband. My family. My friends.
Insane liberals
Kiefer Sutherland and almost everything about 24 until the end of 8x17;)
BSG
Books, words, and ideas
Writing fanfic
Irony and sarcasm
Laughing at idiocy
Intelligent, respectful debate
Learning about anything and everything I'll never have the opportunity to experience myself
Profanity

Things I hate:
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and everyone like them. No, seriously. If you fangirl Ann Coulter, we are probably not a good LJ matchup.
The NRA
Republicans who want to sink Obama's legislation just to watch him fail
Intolerance
Nationalism
Fundamentalism
Materialism

I may edit this as I think of others. If you want to friend me, comment on this entry and it's likely that I'll friend you back. I do like to know something about the people on my friends list, so give me a hint as to what you think we have in common:)

FO banner of excellence by [livejournal.com profile] dealan311. You ROCK, Kay:)

on 2009-11-21 07:46 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] poeelektra.livejournal.com
can we be friends? i love your friends too! and your fam! no, seriously!! and i hate rush. i think we have in common that we once were elliot stabler obsessed, we have ridic ocd tendencies, and we never can't be schmultsy when it comes to the kiddos we love. so can we be friends now? goods. but maybe we should talk about materialism, oky? only because of my jcrew obsession.

watch your mailbox, there's soething on the way.

also, i ran in to my BEST student at the bars tonight. in the smashed-people mob on the way for shots. we were pressed up against each other and all, "hey, how's it going!" then i wanted to die. shitshitshit. tell me you know what to do about this!!!!!!!

word to the sarcasm/irony. almost everything i do, i do ironically...

on 2009-11-21 03:16 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
hahahahaha. Are you drunk? Huh? HUH? You must be drunk if you're on LJ. But seriously you like jcrew? I might have to defriend you. *thinks about the fact that I've worn the same pair of Old Navy jeans for like five days running.* Hee!

Oooh mail! Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uh, wow. Student in a bar. See this never happened to me, because I was old, boring, and married by the time I was teaching, and not in bars much. Except in Bethesda, and I never ran into students. Hmmmm. AWKWARD. Sorry about that. Eep.

Sarcasm/irony FTW. No clue how anyone survives life without massive doses of both. And now off to find more effing coffee. . . . I miss you!

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on 2009-11-21 08:03 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dealan311.livejournal.com
Hey do you want a Friends Only banner for this post?

on 2009-11-21 03:07 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
*squeaks*

I would love one, but I wasn't going to ask you because I thought you might be swamped. If you have time, I'd be delighted. You know what I want in it:-P Beyond that, I don't give a crap how it looks.

on 2009-11-21 02:31 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] adrenalin211.livejournal.com
I like you. Let's be buds. Mmmkay?

on 2009-11-21 03:09 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
No. Get the fuck off my el jay.

*giggles and snugs you*

Look at my new icon. It's not that well done visually but it amuses me inordinately.

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on 2009-11-21 03:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] caviarandmeths.livejournal.com
I was totally going to do a joke entry where I said I loved Rush Limbaugh and we had to defriend immediately, except I literally COULD NOT BARE to even TYPE the words.

Hahaha. I could never be an actor, clearly.

on 2009-11-21 03:11 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Not gonna lie -- I still love me a little for my Rush Limbaugh line in the Elliot/Olivia story Katie coerced me into writing. Oy. Few things make me homicidal, but he is among them. . .

on 2009-11-21 03:27 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] marinw.livejournal.com
Great list.

Two things I love are reason and science. I don't claim to be very good at either, but I love it when they triumph over religion and pettiness. Can we have more of that please?

I'm not a pacifist. A nation should be able to defend itself. But world peace would be really, really, good.

In what way do you hate Nationalism? I have a healthy amount of Patriotism for Canada,is that the same?

I TRY not to be materialistic, but I do like stuff.

The Republicans are so easy to mock. The Senate is voting on the health care bill today. I totally don;t get why anyone who isn't an insurance executive wouldn't want universal health care.

And yes, Obama is still my hero.

on 2009-11-21 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Well this certainly isn't an exhaustive list of things I love. It's just what made the top cut in the five minutes I was writing this entry. As I said, at some point I might expand it. We'll see. I love the results of science and reason, but I'm so spectacularly bad at both that it's sad.

I'm not a pacifist either, but my feelings on that subject are conflicted. As for the nationalism, I'm not sure I'm even answering the question you're asking, but I'll try. What I hate is people considering themselves superior because of their nationality. This is one of the reasons I wanted to hide so much during the Bush years. It was like, "We're America and we're the best, so fuck you!" Obama is truly refreshing in this regard. I don't know. I get scared by what people will do in defense of national pride. As far as I'm concerned everybody has the same worth. /rant.

You know? My lack of materialism isn't a virtue. I just don't like stuff.

Amusingly enough, Obama's not really my hero. I support him to the max, but I'm always going to be a Hillary girl at heart. What I want is for everybody in Washington to stop dicking around and do something that's good for the country, rather than what they think is good for their political parties. Wow I can get going, no?

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on 2009-11-21 04:17 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] century-fox.livejournal.com
Yay for family and friends and books and words and ideas and irony and sarcasm and laughing at idiocy and...yeah, basically everything on your list. XD And Christmas!!! (Which I noticed you set the date as on this entry. FTW!)

Intolerant people make me angry.

on 2009-11-21 04:26 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
OMG you're the only person who noticed the date to which I changed the entry. hahahahaha. I should have known. Dorky Christmas lovers of the world UNITE!!! *giggles*

Intolerant people suck. Does that make me intolerant? *ponders*

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on 2009-11-21 05:09 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] cybertoothtiger.livejournal.com
I don't even know who Sean Hannity is. I'm assuming that's a good thing? Have I been spared some truly awful right-wing commentary?

Totally with you on the Fundamentalism, of any stripe.

I'm also with you on Materialism, although I have a soft spot for the Dialectical variety as a theory. Just as a theory though, because although I'm not religious, I refuse to believe that matter is all that matters.

on 2009-11-21 05:44 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
The quality of your life is so much higher without Sean Hannity in it. Trust me on this. I am only exposed to him when I'm forced to listen to Fox News at my sister's house (my BIL is a huge Republican) in MD. *psychs up for Thanksgiving*

Hee you're going WAY more academic with your definition of "materialsm" than I am. And also giving me grad school PTSD;) I only meant materialism as in an excessive love of things. hahahaha. That's it. Clearly I'm not deep and thoughtful like you:-P

But awwww to matter not being all that matters. I'm so with you on that one.

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on 2009-11-21 10:04 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] lauridsen09.livejournal.com
I am intolerant of intolerant people. Do I still pass the friend test?

And yes, I totally used this icon to sway your answer.

on 2009-11-22 12:23 am (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
LOL. Cinna and I were just having that conversation upthread -- about the conundrum of being intolerant of intolerance. Wow say that ten times fast. . .

That icon WINS.

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on 2009-11-22 06:05 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alwaysashipper.livejournal.com
You're the best. I'd friend you again if I could! :) ♥

on 2009-11-22 06:23 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Awww. Right back atchya! *snugs you*

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Guh...

on 2010-01-10 03:14 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ws-scribe.livejournal.com
First, let me say that I LOVE all your SVU stuff and I stumbled along "The Night Before Christmas" over at [livejournal.com profile] caviarandmeths and just fell ass over tea kettle in love with your Jack/Renee stuff.

So much so that I am re-watching Season 7 and looking for all the like J/R tings I didn't see when I first watched it. Obviously, I love Jack anyway, but now I love Renee...which, as you know, is very dangerous with this show. I'm crossing fingers that she survives for at least the first 12 hours.

Here's to hoping.

Oh, and I also wanted to say: You are the Jack/Renee fic God...we voted...you won.

Re: Guh...

on 2010-01-10 03:36 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Aw, wow! I'm cracking up because I felt hilarious even posting on Jenn's page, given that I assumed I was the only person over there who even watches 24. I'm so glad you're enjoying the stories. I feel funny when people compliment me on them, because no really writing them is this ridiculous compulsion for me. I am fully unable to stop. As I told a friend of mine the other day, it's like thanking an addict for shooting heroin. Also, I'm dying of blushy face at your last sentence. Oy! But thank you. Really.

Good god please don't let them kill Renee, even though I realize this is ludicrously likely. If it makes you feel any better, I have it on pretty good authority that she's alive at least through 8x18. Yikes. OMG I love her so hard. I friended you back!

Also, David Boreanaz is hot. That is all.

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finally made it

on 2010-01-26 04:42 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] 24writer.livejournal.com
ok...i found a way in!!!! looking at your love/hate list I'm with you. But we can never talk politics. I think that's easy enough to do. Living in DC it's a necessary skill or you'd be fighting with half the city...and that just wouldn't be fun.

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on 2010-01-26 07:18 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
LOL. We definitely should avoid talking politics then. But I know what you mean about trying to strike a balance in DC. ROUGH.

I friended you, so you should be able to see reaction posts now. In theory. I can't always swear it works as it's supposed to!

on 2010-02-10 06:49 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] hollywdliz.livejournal.com
Oh hell! I love your SVU fic and I think we'll get along -- right there with you on the insane liberal thing (hello, I am a journalist, cliche much?).

on 2010-02-10 02:02 pm (UTC)
ext_407935: (Jack/Renee 8x04 pre lockdown)
Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Awww, SVU really? I mean I'll definitely friend you (we have one of my favorite people in the world as a mutual friend) but you do realize I'm three years out of the SVU fandom, right? Just checking. I'm all about the 24 now, to a kind of psycho degree. Yeah. Ugh. I hate TV.

Insane liberalism YES:) That we definitely have in common. Hee I read your profile and you're in DC? You must be getting buried along with my parents and sister. Oy.

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on 2010-05-09 05:27 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] uptownfancybway.livejournal.com
I didn't read this post of yours entirely before I decided to friend you. So fail on me if you got my friend request thingy and was like "wtf...who is this person?" Lol, anyway.

What we might have in common? Aside from the fact that I think you're an effin brilliant writer, I love all things 24, too. And writing fanfic. And books and words. Such a lovely world of shiny, creative words and stories out there. Also, the Jack & Renee love/obsession thing? I feel ya there, for sure. They are constantly bouncing around in my head all day, those two. Love, love, love.

Intolerance might just be my biggest pet peeve. And though I consider myself a moderate...I lean more towards the right, but I'm enirely capable of respectful, intelligent debates.

I think you're the bomb. Really, I do. Several of my 2:30 AM reviews on your fics probably prove that. And I think we could be livejournal buds. I don't really post on mine...I just use it to comment on a couple communities that I watch, and of course, your fics. But yeah.

Sorry for just writing a novel. :)

on 2010-05-09 02:37 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Oh no fail! I put this post up here because I do like to know something about people before I friend them, so thanks for responding.

Augh Jack and Renee obsession! Right now I wish I could turn mine down a notch, given that she's dead and I'm depressed and I hate it like Satan. Bleh. They talk in my head though, which is apparently why I now write AU. Weird, that.

Yes, I loathe intolerance, even though I am sometimes guilty of it. As you can see from this post, I definitely do not lean toward the right, but I'm sure if we stay off politics we'll be fine.

And I LOVE your 2:30 a.m. reviews. They make me all smiley in the morning -- thank you so much for them.

*runs off to friend you*

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on 2010-05-19 12:18 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Holy crap -- you created an LJ account just to be able to comment on fic? That's so insanely flattering. I'll sit here and blush now, okay?

Augh canon. I keep waiting NOT to be so pissed off and bummed over Renee's death and the entire mess that has been this season, but so far no luck. At this point I'm dealing with it by not watching and by retreating into AU ficland. In fact, as soon as I get done with the dentist this morning, I have fic to finish/edit! Gotta get on that. Ugh canon sucks so hard.

[livejournal.com profile] uptownfancybway told me that you guys were talking about me on Twitter and I almost dropped my drink. Seriously. Really though, thank you. None of you guys know how much the comments/support on the last few fics have meant to me while I try to deal with the Renee clusterfuck. I'm so glad you enjoy reading my fics, because I LOVE writing them:)

*runs off to friend you*

p.s. Not to come off as an obnoxious bitch, but I'm just gonna put this out there because sometimes people new to LJ don't know where to look for icons. There are lots of 24 icon communities with icons infinitely superior to mine, but because I'm ludicrously obsessed with Jack and Renee, I have about a million icons of them that I made myself. They're in my userpics, and feel free to steal them should you happen to want any. Anything that isn't credited to someone else is mine. And now this was the longest comment response in history. Sorry!
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on 2010-05-28 06:41 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] reneebauer.livejournal.com
    A few things about me. I love English, but sadly I am not very good at it, so I'm just going to apologize now for any mistakes I have made or will in the future. I love writing and spend most of my free time doing so. I would comment on my hate for rush, but I'd probably end up writing you a novel instead of a comment. I love Jack/Renee and anything 24 :) I love Law and Order SVU, and thought I was going to marry Christopher Meloni through the early years of my life. I was depressed for about a week when Renee was killed, and my friend and I now refer to that event as the "unspeakable". Criminology interests me. When I watch tv and someone gets kidnapped or killed i always tell myself that I would never fall for that or I'd escape, when I know I would so end up getting my ass kicked, or I would escape and trip while running away. I have OCD moments and tendencies ( my dad refers to it as spastic OCD) 
I also hate materialism, although I probably love my laptop a little more than I should....
I also hate intolerance, I actaully have written several papers on the subject.
Also, I absolutely love your Jack/Renee fics! You capture them so perfectly!! I think that the producers of 24 should hire you and just put you in charge of all things Jack and Renee. Your fics are all that is getting me through 24 ending and the "unspeakable". I have actually written several J/R fics that are still in files on my laptop, needing to be finished. Two of my friends and I are actually working on a collab right now. I hope one day that I'll be able to write about them, and really capture them the way that you do. :)     

on 2010-05-29 02:18 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
I'm so laughing that you hate Rush, and that you planned to marry Chris Meloni. You and several other people on my f-list! lol.

I am definitely not over Renee's death, and I'm starting to think think perhaps I don't plan to get over it. Ugh! But thank you so much for what you said about the fics! They started out as a way for me to channel all that psychotic mental energy, and now I guess they're a form of bizarre therapy. I'll be interested to see if anybody keeps reading 24fiction at all now that the show is officially over and the movie is a ways off.

I hope you manage to get some fanfic written, whether on your own or with your friends!

Oy.

on 2010-07-20 06:30 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] igotnothing0.livejournal.com
Harrumph.
Do I feel like a total loser for friend-requesting you in the middle of a July day that I'm taking off work?
Maybe. Little bit.
Does it help that you probably have no idea who I am, b/c while I've commented to your journal before, it's always been as Anonymous?
Not so much.
But anyway, hello! Here I am to request your lj friendship.
The main things we have in common? Well, let me think. Off the bat, probably an unhealthy love of Keifer Sutherland and all things Jack/Renee (still :\ ). I absolutely adore your fic and highly respect not only your ability to write the way you do, but also the way your brain imagines and constructs new scenarios. "Not within your control," you say? Psh. Whatever. It's your brain and it's awesome, so I tip my hat in reverence. Or whatever the female version of "tipping one's hat" is.
Also.
I get a little too angrily and unacceptingly irritated at those who are unaccepting of others, which is ridiculously and self-defeatingly hypocritical, I know; but I'm equating this with your "hatred of intolerance" and other similar attitudes. Shit, that made no sense. *I hate intolerance, too.* There we go, that's better.
Heee...
So, before I ramble on and on like an idiot (can you believe it's this late in the day and I've had NO coffee yet?!?), I will take my leave. Adios.

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on 2010-07-20 07:50 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
Well you're ahead of a lot of people who friend on LJ and don't even comment in the Friends Only post! Hehe. So there you go! Yes, I'm assuming I know who you are because your 'anonymous' has a unique voice.

And of course we share an unhealthy love of Kiefer Sutherland and all things Jack/Renee (still -- woe!).

Intolerance blows, even though I can be ridiculously intolerant. I try to admit my own hypocrisy and correct the problem. You're making me want more coffee even though it's almost 4 here. LOL. Btw, are you new to LJ then, in the sense of having a real account?

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on 2011-02-04 02:21 am (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] adrenalin211.livejournal.com
Screening test haiku
Adama is so loyal
Dislike the mustache.

on 2011-09-06 07:23 pm (UTC)
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Posted by [identity profile] adrenalin211.livejournal.com
I like you so much I'm requesting continued friendship.

Reasons to continue to be my friend:

1)You like me?

2)We have this in common and write a lot of supersecret fic about it:

Photobucket

3) All other reasons are less.

on 2011-09-06 08:30 pm (UTC)
ext_407935: (THE KISS)
Posted by [identity profile] leigh57.livejournal.com
1. I do like you!

2. GUH, .gif that always starts out in slow-mo the first time and I'm staring at Jack's boxers RIGHT NOW and I can't even deal with how sexy and perfect and EVERYTHING he is; look at his hand on her back and her little arms snuggling him.

Ahem. What?

on 2011-12-21 05:03 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] linds-sunshine.livejournal.com
Hey, I'd like to be friends! I found you thru a random directory search! :)

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