candles: What's not to like? Fire is good, fire in small, easily-controlled amounts is safe & sane. And candles come in pretty colors! Some of them smell nice, too!
esotericism: If you need this explained, you won't benefit from the explanation. Go look it up in a dictionary, then think about it.
hebrew: It's POSSIBLE to be a Kabbalist (Qabalist, whatever) without knowing any Hebrew. Possible, but kind of limiting. And the letters look mysterious and cosmic, don't they?
listing interests: Interesting that picking every 15th interest gives 6 (out of the 10) under the heading of "occult", when only about a third of my whole list is in that category...
multi-partner relationships: I am gradually becoming able to believe that there's no reason why the universe should limit me to ONE true love. None of my partners have had any problem with this -- perhaps because it's been a long time since I dated anyone who didn't feel likewise.
paul erdos: A mathematician who died in 1996. He was brilliant, and REALLY weird; nothing I could say briefly would do him justice.
qabala: An infallible cure for boredom. Maybe nearly as drastic as Sir Walter Raleigh's headache cure, but *I* think it's worth it. (Besides, it does have practical applications. For anyone too skeptical to believe this, that's your problem.)
sex magick: About my own practices, "Silence is the only answer." But for any of you who take the idea of magic seriously (granted, that eliminates many people) AND like sex... if you think there could be common ground, you're right.
tarot: I've been playing with tarot cards for a couple dozen years, now. I get useful information often enough to justify the time spent, but that's incidental to why I like them. They're just really cool, what more can I say?
∞: Ifinity is philosophically awkward, mathematically interesting, and as good a way as any to conclude a finite list.
Enter your LJ user name, and 10 interests will be selected from your interest list.
It's been a fairly good day so far. I'm continuing my program of researching space-time structure by having sex with beautiful aliens. (I presume everyone's up to speed on this, since I've been posting regularly.)
We did consider conquering Greenland, just for the amusement value, but there sure isn't much worthwhile real estate there! New Zealand looks more promising, but that will have to wait until I finish hacking into the orbital mind-control lasers. (Isn't it funny how world domination keeps slipping down the priority list? So much to do that's more INTERESTING!)
I think I'll go back to bed now, as soon as I've changed the sheets. I'm not sure those stains will EVER come out, but we made real progress on the Schiff-Wheeler Gravitational Symmetry Conjecture!
[Not exactly a book by Joseph Campbell.] For those reading who haven't noticed (which is everyone reading, probably), I've been futzing around with the "interests" list on my user info page ever since Sunday afternoon. (Not continuously, of course; besides minor details like food and sleep, the computer I use for online activities isn't mine, and magentamn has first dibs when she's home.)
My interest list has returned to something very similar to what I started with, but I'm going to post an alternate list with all the stuff I COULD include if weren't for my policy of mostly avoiding authors and book titles, and completely avoiding musicians and musical groups. Just in case anyone cares.
(Do I overuse the ellipsis in my subject lines?) Just ran across a *REALLY* interesting thought in SOMEONE'S journal; I'm not saying whose in case s/he has already regretted it:
"If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, (even if we don't speak often) please post a comment with a COMPLETELY MADE UP AND FICTIONAL memory of you and me. It can be anything you want - good or bad - BUT IT HAS TO BE FAKE. When you're finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people DON'T ACTUALLY remember about you."
I was promising myself I wouldn't get into promulgating all these quizes that were going around but this was too much. Can't remember if I got it from magentamn or urthlvr.
You scored 24 Mass, 44 Electronegativity, 44 Metal, and 0 Radioactivity!
Sweet! You're quirky and non-confrontational... but you are also highly dynamic in relationships. You're kinda that "anything to anyone" type, but you don't demand that people love you for it. You very much do you own thing... and probably by extention you're the only one who can do the things you do. You're rarely found alone, but you'd get along great with other people like yourself. You're probably the only element that should try to find a mate who is just like you. Oh, and too much of you in a high-pressure situation can make other people act drunk... or die.
My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender: