friday5 again!  answer for yourself or see others' answers here: http://f.riday5.com/?p=760

  1. Who’s the fastest talker you know?

  2. Who’s the most soft-spoken person you know?

    i also listen to podcasts on high volume while riding the bus, etc. so i have a hard time hearing people of certain tones and volumes.  especially on the phone.  i've been to the doctor and they don't think i have any deafness.  i just... have a hard time hearing certain people.  is that normal?  also, i'm chinese.  i grew up listening to people yelling at me or talking to me while sounding like they are yelling!  haha.
    silence is such a stoic and powerful trait.  i tend to be on the more boisterous side but i am making conscious efforts to lower my volume, sorry!

  3. What are some words you know from a language you don’t speak?
    I know some french but my grammar is so bad.  how about a few interesting idioms instead?  i use these with @wild_twinkies

    mort de rire

    ... don't really know anyone else who knows french well enough to use slang and also wade through my mushy sentence structure. :P
    The french word for "chopsticks" is "baguettes"!
    some people like to use abbreviations when texting.  i'm sure you know OMG, LOL, WTF... ok, how about in french?
    "i bought" = "j'ai acheté" = GHT  if you say the letters in french it phonetically sounds like that phrase.  (pronounced "jay" "aush" "tay")
    "are you busy" = "t'es ocupée" = TOQP (pronounced "tay" "oh" "cue" "pay")
    "someone" = "quelqu'un" = QQN
    "sorry" = "desolée" = DSL
    interestingly, if you put abbreviations in google translate sometimes it will also show the slang translation!  for example, i was trying to see if there was an alternate definition for "mort de rire" besides the literal "die of laughing".  if you put the slang MDR it translates to ROFL! heheheheee...

  4. To whom did you last speak your own name?
    a 4th floor nurse when i called a critical during AM rounds.  i get so irritated when people (mostly at work) answer the phone with just "hello". i try assume the other party does not have caller ID and respond with "hi, this is C from the lab" or "laboratory, this is C".  even if i call (or text!) a person whom i don't normally contact i start with "hi, this is C" just as a reminder.
    and now for additional laughs, if you call me when i'm sleeping or if i've just left work, i might answer my cell or house phone with a "lab, this is C" to the surprise of the contacting party!

  5. If everyone had to be a national spokesperson for some cause, what would be yours?
    also, please stop honking at me to move aside for you (you, car drivers, you) when i'm on a bike!  i see you, i hear you, and i will let your impatient ass pass when it's safe for me to get closer to the sidewalk!  >:U

yesterday i spent the day with le boyfriend.  we stayed indoors mostly because the rain has returned.  he bought me borderlands 2!! i was playing on ps3 because he already unlocked the mechromancer character but i will resume on my xbox (going to make a siren again) if anyone wants to join me...
wild_twinkies likes to play halo so i am waiting for her so we can finish the second episode pack together.  i think we have two left?  she is a night sleeper and works/schools during the day so we don't hang out together even though we are sisters and live in the same house!  (and if you are wondering how i manage to have a boyfriend too?  well, he is perpetually mad at me and deserves some kind of medal.)

i want to share a bunch of music instead of just one song today!
i've mentioned on here [a long time ago] Boy Who Cried Wolf by Futures:

i might have even mentioned that they might have an EP, Karma Satellite, of acoustic tunes.  yesterday, out of the blue, i decided to see if said album was available on itunes.  to my surprise (ok, not that great of a surprise because i haven't checked in a few years) they have karma satellite AND a full length, The Karma Album!  previously, their first album, The Holiday, couldn't be bought on itunes at all.  now, all three can be found there!   but i recommend just getting the newest, The Karma Album, because it includes the songs from The Holiday.  Support Futures, they are awesome!!!  and if you fancy physical media or tees to proclaim your love of good music, here's the official store site: http://futuresmerch.bigcartel.com/

boy who cried wolf is one of my top plays and the new album is even listed as an itunes best of 2012, so i don't know how i missed the new release!  better late than never, i suppose.

i recommend: Islands in the Sea

and Start a Fire:

this week, i have three top songs:

heard this on the radio and had to have it: Trojans | Atlas Genius
super fun music!  makes me smile.
i also have an acoustic version from a silversun pickups tour ep (free!  download here: http://silversunpickups.com/2012/09/free-tour-ep-2/ ), but i don't like it as much as the radio edit.  (would have killed to go to the concert though- sspu and sviib in one night?! *swoon* )

been listening to this on the bus home from work: You, Me & the Violence | Birds in a Row
morning rounds gets me all riled up, have to listen to angry music!  i really like the discernible "IT'S ONLY YOU... ME... AND......... THE VIOLENCE" in the middle of the song.  so powerful.

more angry music!  passed this album to my research partner and Chelsea Smile | Bring Me The Horizon got bumped up in my itunes "recently played" playlist so i've been listening to it a bit lately. the lines are so catchy!
i'd like to note, this is the first time i've looked up the music video and... this is not what i thought this song was about! XD

phew, a long post, sorry!
that's all for now!

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