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Saturday, March 04, 2006
My Name
LISA
L is for Lively
I is for Innocent
S is for Sensual
A is for Animated
What Does Your Name Mean?
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 07:35:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Do You Have a Type A Personality?
You Have A Type A- Personality
A-
You are one of the most balanced people around Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you. When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love! You live life to the fullest - encorporating the best of both worlds
Do You Have a Type A Personality?
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 07:33:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Saturday 8
sat-8 :: spring fever 1. have you gone on spring break before? if so, where, and if not, why? Of course I have! I've been lots of places like Florida and California. 2. do you take a spring vacation? I try to, but I'm not sure if I will or not this year. 3. if you had (or have) a spring vacation, what would be your first choice to do? skiing in vermont? a week in the keys? I'll pass on the skiing- I'm trying to get away from the cold. I'd take a week in Key West though. 4. in your home/apartment, do you do spring cleaning? I clean all of the time, but spring is a great time to do stuff outside and an excuse for deep cleaning. 5. in your area, what is your weather generally like in mid-march? It's Indiana, so it could be anything- snow or 60 degrees. Or it may be some of both within a day or so. 6. spring is my favourite season ... do you share my sentiment, prefer another season? I like summer better, but spring is great. 7. do you do anything differently in spring than you do any other time of the year? (plant flowers/garden, take off the snow tires, etc.) I like to plant some flowers and such in my yard. 8. what are your plans for this weekend? I had errands to do today, house cleaning tomorrow and I need to do my taxes! I did go get my birthday tattoo today, so I managed to squeeze in some fun.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 07:17:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
QOTD
Do you? Do you have any desire to climb a mountain? What about Mount Everest? Would you ever attempt to climb Mount Everest? I've done plenty of rock climbing and trail hiking but I wouldn't want to do Everest. First and foremost, I hate cold! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Enjoyable chore What is something that you enjoy that is a chore for most people? I like to vacuum. When I had carpet, I loved to see the nice lines in the carpet. Now that I have hardwood floors, I still enjoy sweeping, but I miss seeing the lines!
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 07:10:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Bush On Brokeback
Just thought I would share. This man can come up with an idiotic response to just about anything, and this proves it.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 10:09:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Oscars
Frankly my dear, I just don't give a damn. I love movies, I do. But if they win an Oscar or not, it means not a damn thing to me. I'm not going to waste my time sitting and watching a bunch of stars blab on for hours tomorrow. I'm just not gay enough to have an Oscar party. I know that everyone has masculine and feminine sides. I like to say that my masculine side just happens to be a gay man! But I draw the line at throwing an Oscar party. I know people who do. I've been invited to some. I'm not going, because I just don't care.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 09:41:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
These Dreams
I've had a week of extremely vivid dreams. I used to walk and talk in my sleep but I don't do much of either anymore. (Thank Goodness!) It's funny, because everyone I work with has had vivid dreams this week too. (No, we haven't been hitting the laughing gas.)Two of them had dreams about me. My 100-foot-lesbian co-worker dreamed that we were at the nursing home visiting my grandmother. My grandmother died many years ago, but my friend wouldn't have known that. The funny thing is, just that morning on the way to work and school I was telling my son about this friend's mother having dementia and living for years in a nursing home. Synchronicity! My boss had a dream that I drank 5 glasses of wine at lunch. A work lunch. 5 glasses of wine in one hour would do me in. She doesn't drink, she I guess she can't gage what 5 glasses would do to a person. Even a person like me who has a glass with dinner most nights. I'd have to be slamming them down like shots to get 5 in that quickly. I'm not going to write about my vivid dreams. I might use some of them in a story instead.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 08:58:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
It's Just Not Right
There should be some sort of warning on television before they just throw in a clown. I'm watching the news this morning, and boom, there's a clown. The news, for goodness sake! Why would you put a clown, live in studio, on the news? I need another cup of coffee now. Maybe a coffee with a shot in it! I found this article on Yahoo: It's strange how clowns send so many folks running for the exits. Actually, maybe not. Anyone who's read "It" by Stephen King or stumbled across a picture of serial killer John Wayne Gacy in floppy shoes is understandably a bit on-edge at the circus (or the rodeo, for that matter). The official term for this irrational aversion to red-nosed entertainers is coulrophobia. While many are merely creeped out by clowns, the fear runs much deeper for others, affecting their daily lives. Several theories attempt to explain the origins of the phobia, though none seem definitive. One of the more interesting comes from Kathryn Cillick. She believes most people are afraid of clowns because it's impossible to gauge a clown's true emotions. Thanks to painted-on smiles, people can't distinguish if the clown is as happy as he seems or if he's actually about to bite somebody's face off. Several celebrities are decidedly anti-clown. Rapper P. Diddy has a "no clown" clause in his concert contracts. Johnny Depp had nightmares of clowns as a kid. And, of course there's Bart Simpson, whose utterance "Can't sleep, clown will eat me" speaks volumes about his feelings on the subject.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 07:47:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Photo Gallery
I just found this wonderful photo gallery named "Ashes and Snow." If you're able to, view the gallery in the Enhanced Mode. It's truly stunning- if you enjoy photography you'll love this.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/04/2006 07:30:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday, March 03, 2006
What Type of Lesbian Are You
You scored as The Surprise! Dyke. Despite the dead giveaways, such as the tattoos and love of the L Word, people still seem to think that you're straight.

The Surprise! Dyke

35%

The Pretty-Boi Dyke

30%

The Student Dyke

25%

The Femme Fatale

25%

The Stud

20%

The Vaginal-Reference-Making Dyke

20%

The Granola Dyke

15%

The Sprightly Elfin Femme

10%

The Quasi-Gothic Femme

5%

The Hipster Dyke

0%

The Little-Boy Dyke

0%

The Magic Earring Ken Dyke

0%

The Bohemian Dyke

0%
What Type of Lesbian Are You? (Inspired by Curve Mag.) created with QuizFarm.com
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 08:17:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
What Mental Disorder Do You Have?
You scored as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Congratulations! You are obsessive-compulsive! You know nothing curbs images of mutilating your mother like a good counting/checking/washing ritual... wait, DID you forget to turn off the stove???

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

25%

Eating Disorders

8%

Unipolar Depression

8%

Antisocial Personality Disorder

0%

Borderline Personality Disorder

0%

Schizophrenia

0%
Which mental disorder do you have? created with QuizFarm.com
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 08:10:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Spicy Quizes
You scored as Hot. You are Hot, you scream and are wild, people love doing anything sexual with you.

Hot

88%

Exciting

69%

Violent

69%

Wet

50%

Soft

44%

Sweet

31%

Awkward

0%

Shy

0%
What is your sexual style? created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as Butt. You are attracted to: the ass! your an ass man/woman.

Butt

75%

Abs/Stomach

75%

Boobs

58%

Face

58%

Penis

0%
What Body Part Are You Attracted To?(pics) created with QuizFarm.com
You scored as A Slave To BDSM. Admit it, you like being tied up and being told you've been very naughty. You like teasing your partner and making them squirm, and not letting them be able to do anything about it. Some people think what you do is sick and disgusting, but you know it's all in good fun.

A Slave To BDSM

88%

Sex God

83%

A Romantic

50%

Virgin

28%
How are you in bed created with QuizFarm.com
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 07:52:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Top 5 On Friday
Top 5 On Friday - Week 61 Top 5 songs about death 1. Wildfire by Michael Martin Murphy- I loved this stupid song when I was a kid. 2. One Headlight by The Wallflowers 3. (Don't Fear) The Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult 4. Tears In Heaven by Eric Clapton 5. 100 Years by Five for Fighting
Top 5 On Friday
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 07:12:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What Age Do You Act?
You Are 31 Years Old
Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe. 13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world. 20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences. 30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more! 40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.
What Age Do You Act?
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 04:40:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What are the Top 5 skills/talents you don't have, but wish you did? 1. Play the acoustic guitar. I could sit for hours and listen to someone play. 2. Paint in watercolors- my drawing skills are meager. 3. Run a marathon- I'd take a half-marathon! 4. Dance without appearing to be the village idiot. 5. Pull off just one really cool magic trick.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 04:18:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
The Friday Five
I'm Hot For Teacher 1. Who was your favorite all time teacher(s)? Mr. Warren, Mr. Stamm, Mrs. Besinger, Mr. O'Keefe 2. What did they teach? Computer Programming, Government, French, Social Studies repsectively 3. What is your best memory from that class? In French class we had free-day Friday each week where we could play French games like Mille-Bornes and Clue in French. 4. Did you ever have a crush on a teacher and if so who? Yes, I did- Mr. O'Keefe, my seventh grade social studies teacher. 5. What is the craziest/wildest/weirdest thing you (or someone you know) ever did at school? My future-ex husband wore a mini skirt and high heels in a play for drama class. (no, he is not gay!) I wish I had my hands on that particular photo!
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 04:08:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
TGIF
1. Are you vain? I've been told that I am, but I don't feel that way. I'm very self-accepting and comfortable with myself and some people may confuse that with vanity. 2. Do you have a pet? Yes, I have my sweet begador Gatsby. 3. Are you a hard partier? Not really, in my opinion. I'm too old for that! I do know how to enjoy myself. 4. Do you belive in God? Yes, I do. 5. Are you content with your life? For the most part, yes I am. It's okay with me to always want a little bit more. It motivates me and keeps me moving. “Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp, or what's a heaven for?”- Robert Browning
TGIF
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 03:57:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Question of the Day
The Oscar's Will you be watching the Academy Awards on Sunday? Do you have any predictions? Something about watching an awards ceremony bugs the crap out of me. I find it dull and boring. So, the obvious answer would be no, I'm not watching it. I just don't care about stars and what they wear and what they say. I'm not star-struck... I do enjoy movies and have seen the following Oscar nominated films: Capote Brokeback Mountain Transamerica Wallace and Gromit in the Curse of the Were-rabbit Memoirs of a Geisha The Chronicles of Narnia
QOTD
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 03:45:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Photo Friday
This week's challenge: 'Feminine'.
This is as foo-foo as I get!
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 03:38:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Fun
1. What would make your Friday fantastic? Nothing that I can write here! 2. Do you have a little ritual that makes you feel fantastic for the day? Yes, it's called caffeine in the am and a glass of vino in the pm. 3. What would you do to make somebody else’s Friday fantastic,… and why? Better question is, what wouldn't I do? Just kidding! I enjoy seeing the people around me happy.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 03:07:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Four For Friday
Q1 - Pay E-mail: Starting in April, AOL will charge companies about 1/4 of a cent to send e-mail messages to its users that will bypass the company's filters. E-mails from paying companies will go straight to a user's inbox, while e-mails from non-paying companies will go through a gauntlet of filters that could divert them to a junk-mail folder or strip them of images and links, even if they're not spam. How do you feel about this? Should companies like AOL be able to put policies like these into place because they protect its customers, or pay E-mail a bad idea because it doesn't account for bulk messages sent by not-for-profits or other legitimate groups who cannot afford to pay the price to bypass the system? AOL is a boil on the buttocks of humanity! This is just another example of how AOL is out to make money and not serve their customers. Q2 - Weather: Do you check your weather report on a daily basis? Regardless of how often you check, where do you go for information about the weather... Newspaper, television, radio, or do you receive your weather reports via the Internet? Typically I hear the weather report on the morning news. Depending on what is going on, I might check it on the Internet. Q3 - Sold: What's the last thing you sold (both personally and professionally)? Personally, the last thing I've sold was my last house. Professionally, I think I sell a bit of my soul each day! Q4 - Footwear: How many different pairs of shoes do you own verses how many you actually wear on a regular basis? I'm not going to go into my closet and count but I'm sure it's dozens and dozens that I own. I've been weeding them out so I have a lot less than I used to. I have summer shoes and winter shoes. I have work shoes and personal-time shoes. So depending on the season and occasion, I wear different shoes.
Four On Friday
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 02:52:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday's Feast
Appetizer How many pillows and blankets do you sleep with? Currently I have 4 pillows and 4 blankets on my bed. Plus my “woobie” that I end up using as a pillow, which would explain why it is as flat as a pancake after all of these years.

Woobie circa 1980

Soup What are you currently "addicted" to? Caffeine, finding the perfect wine and other hedonistic pursuits. Salad If you could make a small change to your current routine or schedule that would make you just a little bit happier, what would it be? I miss my quiet time alone at home in the morning. I’d use that time to drink my coffee, read and maybe write a bit. Main Course Which adjective do you find yourself using often? Fine. I’m part of the “fine” family- everything’s fine! I’m trying to curb myself of that habit. Dessert Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? No, I haven’t. I don’t think I would.

Friday's Feast
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 01:31:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
It's not easy being green...
Right now, every where I turn I have sick people breathing on me. I don’t want whatever they’ve got. Germs are something that I pick up very easily, which is funny because I’m near fanatical about cleaning things. Anyhow, I have to do what I can to avoid getting ill (again!) That involves drinking green tea, taking “Airborne” and drinking a wheat grass shot. The first two, no problem. If you’ve ever had a wheat grass shot, you know it’s an acquired taste. I’m still waiting for the acquiring to happen! I liken it to licking clean the blade of my John Deere lawn tractor after I’ve mowed my entire half acre yard. Mmm, yummy! It’s not so much the taste, but the after-taste that gets me. It’s like the gift that keeps giving and giving as the taste keeps re-visiting me for the rest of the day.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 08:32:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Forum
1. Are you for or against homeschooling? Hey, to each his own- whatever works for each individual family. It's none of my business what other people choose to do. I know it wouldn't work for me and my child. 2. Do you there are more benefits from homeschooling or public/private schools? Why? I'm sure there could be pros and cons for either one. I know that I'm not equipped to give my son a well-rounded education. My strengths are in language arts, history, social studies, and foreign language. I'm not so terrific in things like organic chemistry or Calculus. My son attends private school which for me, has a good mix of values, education and socialization. I would be worried that if he were to be homeschooled he would be some social outcast. I've never quite grasped how homeschooled kids are socialized properly. I'm not saying it isn't possible. I suppose that is something that I need to have explained to me by someone who knows. 3. Would you homeschool your children? No way, it would never work. He is dyslexic and I'm not trained to work with that. He's also very highly intelligent and it would be a challenge to keep him on track. 4. Do you think it's better for children to adhere to a fixed curriculum or let them follow their own interests (unschooling)? Why? If I let my son choose his interests we'd be studying computers and video games! 5. Homeschooling has increased rapidly in the past few years. Do you think it'll continue to be popular or is it just the current fad? It's been around for a long time, so I feel the trend will continue to grow as many U.S. schools are becoming worse and worse.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 08:14:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Fiver
public square questionnaire 1. What color is your hair? Blonde 2. When is the last time you accepted a dare? Unfortunately for me, I tend to accept just about any dare that's thrown down in front of me. It's almost like I can't help myself. So last weekend I was dared to eat one of those very hot dried peppers. Of course, I ate it right up. When asked if it was hot, I wouldn't admit to it verbally. I said it was "fine." Unfortunately, my body gave me away when my cheeks turned crimson red as teardrops streamed out of my eyes. My words, my expression can say what I want, but my damn body gives me away every time! 3. Do you think you could have an affair? Oh boy! This seems to be a popular question to ask. I know the answer is yes, I know it for a fact. Enough said... 4. How often do you feel like walking on air? As often as possible, or after 3 or 4 glasses of good wine! 5. How about despair? I'm not much of a despair type, things have to be pretty f**ked up to get me down.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 08:01:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What Should Your Major Be?
You scored as English. You should be an English major! Your passion lies in writing and expressing yourself creatively, and you hate it when you are inhibited from doing so. Pursue that interest of yours!

English

92%

Linguistics

92%

Journalism

83%

Psychology

83%

Anthropology

75%

Theater

75%

Philosophy

67%

Sociology

67%

Engineering

58%

Art

58%

Mathematics

50%

Dance

42%

Biology

25%

Chemistry

17%
What is your Perfect Major? (PLEASE RATE ME!!<3) created with QuizFarm.com
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 07:58:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
5 On Friday
Last Will and Testament 1. Have you written your will? Yes, I have a basic will in place. 2. Would you prefer to be burried or cremated? Why? Cremated. I don't want to be enbalmed and I don't want to be burried under the ground. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. 3. What do you imagine your funeral to be like? It's not something I've imagined before. I'd rather it be a party than a sad occurance. 4. What would you like to be remembered for? Living my life to the fullest and being a positive influence on the life of my child. There's no better and lasting legacy than that.
"A hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove...but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."
5. Do you believe in reincarnation? I think that it can happen. I don't believe it happens to every soul.
5 On Friday
 
posted by Lisa at 3/03/2006 06:49:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Thursday, March 02, 2006
Values Profile
Your Values Profile
Loyalty: You value loyalty a fair amount. You're loyal to your friends... to a point. But if they cross you, you will reconsider your loyalties. Staying true to others is important to you, but you also stay true to yourself. Honesty: You value honesty a fair amount. You're honest when you can be, but you aren't a stickler for it. If a little white lie will make a situation more comfortable, you'll go for it. In the end, you mostly care about "situational integrity." Generosity: You value generosity a fair amount. You are all about giving, as long as there's some give and take. Supportive and kind, you don't mind helping out a friend in need. But you know when you've given too much. You have no problem saying "no"! Humility: You value humility a fair amount. You tend to be an easy going, humble person. But occasionally your ego takes over. You have a slight competitive streak - and the need to be the best. Tolerance: You value tolerance highly. Not only do you enjoy the company of those very different from you... You do all that you can to seek it out interesting and unique friends. You think there are many truths in life, and you're open to many of them.
The Five Factor Values Test
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 09:58:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
If Your Life Was a Movie
Erotic Thriller
You've made your own rules in life - and sometimes that catches up with you. Winding a web of deceit comes naturally, and no one really knows the true you. Your best movie matches: Swimming Pool, Unfaithful, The Crush
If Your Life Was a Movie, What Genre Would It Be?
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 09:54:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What Kind Of Pie Are You?
You Are Cherry Pie
You're the perfect combo of innocent and sexy Those who like you enjoy a contradiction
What Kind of Pie Are You?
Ah, this is perfect! The descption hits the nail on the head. And there's no pie I'd rather be than cherry pie.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 09:37:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Half-Nekkid Thursday
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 09:22:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 6 comments links to this post
Thursday Challenge
Thursday Challenge
CURRENT Theme is "BLACK&WHITE"(Achromatic, Television, Old Movie, Monochrome Photos, Zebra, Keyboard, Chess Board, Floor Tiles, Cloth,...)
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 08:49:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
QOTD
No thank you What one place would you not want to go to on a vacation? I was just writing about one of my childhood vacation memories to Disney World on July 4, 1976. It was my first time visiting the Magic Kingdom. The last time I went was 2 years ago with my boss and two co-workers for a seminar. We stayed at a Disney hotel as the seminar was held there also. It was 4 days of pure hell. I had to room with all three of them (who snore very, very loudly) and share a tiny bed with a not-so-tiny woman. At least she's a friend of mine. Anyhow, we decided to go to Disney World one of the days were were there. That morning my bosses husband called her up and tells her he's divorcing her, he's seeing another woman and he is with her now. (Not surprising to me, the bastard stuck his tongue down my throat at his step-daughter's wedding earlier that year.) Have you ever been to Disney World with a recently-dumped, hysterically crying female? Not fun. For any of us. I have such a negative connotation of "It's a Small World" and "Magic Mountain" I never, ever want to go there again. I am fairly certain many small children are now scared for life after seeing her cry in such close proximity to Mickey Mouse.
QOTD
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 08:01:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
3x Thursday
3x Thursday: 03/02/y2k+6: Kidhood Memories Pick any 3 things that you remember from your kidhood (ages 0-18) and describe them. This could be anywhere from people you were around a lot, to a certain family vacation, to a certain moment that you remember. Be creative!

1. July 4, 1976. It was my first trip to Disney World. I remember seeing the fireworks for the bicentennial and taking hours and hours to get out of the parking lot afterwards.

2. My Great-grandfather's 90th birthday party. What left the biggest impression on my was his 3-D birthday cake of woman in a bikini. Who knew you could get a cake with boobs?! (And why didn't I get one for my birthday?) My great-grandmother kept saying to him, "It's a woman, Arthur!"- to which he replied- "I know what it is, I'm not that old!" I can aspire to be so sassy if I live to be 90.

3. The day my baby sister was born. I was nearly 10 years-old at the time. I was (foolishly) excited to finally get a younger sibling. She was the most sour tempered child I've ever seen. That explains a lot now. She's a very unique individual, to say the least.

Bonus Question for Comments: Where did you grow up (location-wise)? Did you like it? Do you still live there? Why/why not? I grew up in the mid-west. I liked it because I didn't know any better at the time. Actually, it wasn't a bad place to grow up. It was flat as can be- you can see for miles and miles (unless the corn gets in your way.) That also means a kid can wander for what seems like an eternity without getting lost, you can see your way back home. This was back in the day where I'd leave home in the morning only to return for food and when it was dark. It was a safe thing to do. Now, I wouldn't dream of letting my son go like that. We have walkie-talkie communication so I know where he is all of the time. I don't live in the same town I grew up in, but I live in the same state (for now.) It's good for my son to be somewhat near his extended family. I don't relish living here- it doesn't truly fit my personality. I'm fighting the urge to get the hell out of here! I could never live in the same town where I grew up. I'm not the same person- it would feel suffocating to me to be there.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 02:05:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
How Do You Live Your Life Quiz
How You Life Your Life
You seem to be straight forward, but you keep a lot inside. You say whatever is on your mind. Other people's reactions don't phase you. You prefer a variety of friends and tend to change friends quickly. You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.
How Do You Live Your Life?
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 01:29:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Various Quizes
Your Kissing Purity Score: 23% Pure
For you, it's all kiss and no talk. You're in a permanent lip lock.
Kissing Purity Test
You Are a Martini
There's no other way to say it: you're a total lush. You hold your liquor well, and you hold a lot of it!
What Mixed Drink Are You?

Your Five Factor Personality Profile

Extroversion: You have high extroversion. You are outgoing and engaging, with both strangers and friends. You truly enjoy being with people and bring energy into any situation. Enthusiastic and fun, you're the first to say "let's go!" Conscientiousness: You have high conscientiousness. Intelligent and reliable, you tend to succeed in life. Most things in your life are organized and planned well. But you borderline on being a total perfectionist. Agreeableness: You have high agreeableness. You are easy to get along with, and you value harmony highly. Helpful and generous, you are willing to compromise with almost anyone. You give people the benefit of the doubt and don't mind giving someone a second chance. Neuroticism: You have low neuroticism. You are very emotionally stable and mentally together. Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly. Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure. Openness to experience: Your openness to new experiences is high. In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas. You'll try almost anything interesting, and you're constantly pushing your own limits. A great connoisseir of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.
The Five Factor Personality Test
You Should Weigh 120
If you weigh less than this, you either have a fast metabolism or are about to gain weight. If you weigh more than this, you may be losing a few pounds soon!
How Much Do You Weigh?
Your Seduction Style: The Charmer
You're a master at intimate conversation and verbal enticement. You seduce with words, by getting people to open up to you. By establishing this deep connection quickly, people feel under your power. And then you've got them exactly where you want them!
What Is Your Seduction Style?
You're an Passionate Kisser
For you, kissing is about all about following your urges If someone's hot, you'll go in for the kiss - end of story You can keep any relationship hot with your steamy kisses A total spark plug - your kisses are bound to get you in trouble
What Kind of Kisser Are You?
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 08:23:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What's Your Power Color?
Your Power Color Is Gold
At Your Highest: You are engrossed in passions that mentally stimulate you. At Your Lowest: You seek thrills and neglect what's important in your life. In Love: You see dating as adventure and approach it with an open attitude. How You're Attractive: You passion for life makes others passionate about you. Your Eternal Question: "Am I Having Fun?"
What's Your Power Color?
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 08:19:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
How Open Minded Are You?
You Are 72% Open Minded
You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded. Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints. But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line. You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.
How Open Minded Are You?
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 08:16:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Booking Through Thursday
Booking Through Thursday

Today's questions are from Marie. Thank you!

  1. Do you finish every book you start, no matter how bad it gets? Why? I can only recall 2 books in recent memory that I didn't finish. I'm optimistic and like to think that the book is going to improve as it goes along.
  2. Do you ever sneak-read the ending before you finish the book? If so, what about the book tends to cause you to do so? No, I don't peek ahead. I wouldn't want to spoil the ending.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/02/2006 06:26:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Wednesday, March 01, 2006
Number One Song
The number one song the day I was born was "Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkel. If you want to find out what was the number one song the day you were born, just go here.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/01/2006 09:31:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What Kind of "Smart" Are You?
All-Around Smart You are all-around smart. Essentially, that means that you are a good combination of your own knowledge and experience, along with having learned through instruction - and you are equally as good with theoretical things as you are with real-world, applied things. You have a well-rounded brain. 0% applied intelligence 10% learned intelligence
Take this quiz at QuizGalaxy.com
 
posted by Lisa at 3/01/2006 09:21:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Personality Defect Test
I thought I'd be more of the smart-ass type. I am a smart-ass!
Televangelist You are 14% Rational, 71% Extroverted, 42% Brutal, and 57% Arrogant.
As the Lord as my witness, I swear upon the good book that you are indeed the TELEVANGELIST! Characterized by extreme arrogance, self-assurance, and extroversion, you would make a very charismatic leader (or a very despotic one). On top of that, you are also more intuitive than rational, predisposing you to a more spiritual or emotional outlook on life. Thus, you are thoroughly irrational. You also tend to be rather gentle and considerate of others' feelings. Clearly, you would make the perfect televangelist. You could easily fleece people of their money and their dignity like so many sheep. Emotional, extroverted, arrogant, and gentle, you annoy the hell out of people who have to listen to the feel-good, intuitive shit spewing from your mouth. Not only that, but people may look down on you as a self-centered asshat. So while you are gentle and genuinely care about others, it is quite clear that you still care about yourself MORE. Why is your personality flawed? Because you are too damned extroverted, emotional, and arrogant. So preach your irrational message, brotha-man! I assure you, no one will be listening. Except for a few bums. But they just want you to feed them crackers and wine.

To put it less negatively:

1. You are more INTUITIVE than rational.

2. You are more EXTROVERTED than introverted.

3. You are more GENTLE than brutal.

4. You are more ARROGANT than humble.

Compatibility:

Your exact opposite is the Spiteful Loner.

Other personalities you would probably get along with are the Hippie, the Starving Artist, and the Robot.

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If you scored near fifty percent for a certain trait (42%-58%), you could very well go either way. For example, someone with 42% Extroversion is slightly leaning towards being an introvert, but is close enough to being an extrovert to be classified that way as well. Below is a list of the other personality types so that you can determine which other possible categories you may fill if you scored near fifty percent for certain traits.

The other personality types:

The Emo Kid: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Starving Artist: Intuitive, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Bitch-Slap: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Brute: Intuitive, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hippie: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Televangelist: Intuitive, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Schoolyard Bully: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Class Clown: Intuitive, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Robot: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Haughty Intellectual: Rational, Introverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Spiteful Loner: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Sociopath: Rational, Introverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

The Hand-Raiser: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Humble.

The Braggart: Rational, Extroverted, Gentle, Arrogant.

The Capitalist Pig: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Humble.

The Smartass: Rational, Extroverted, Brutal, Arrogant.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 2% on Rationality
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You scored higher than 72% on Extroversion
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You scored higher than 48% on Brutality
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You scored higher than 65% on Arrogance
Link: The Personality Defect Test written by saint_gasoline on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
 
posted by Lisa at 3/01/2006 09:01:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
QOTD
What is the most James Bond-esque thing that you've ever done? I take my martini's shaken, not stirred! Like Bond, Everything I touch turns to excitement. While we're on the topic, my favorite Bond is Sean Connery.
QOTD
 
posted by Lisa at 3/01/2006 08:31:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Lens Day
Photo take July, 2005 Marion College Indianapolis Indiana- Japanese Tea Pagoda with a Canon Digital Rebel EOS.
 
posted by Lisa at 3/01/2006 07:49:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of lent and a day when all of the good little Catholic girls don't eat any meat.With this in mind, our word for today is
Fish

This combines a few of my favorite themes- mermaids, fish and wine!
 
posted by Lisa at 3/01/2006 07:39:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Wednesday Mind Hump
1. Who's the better pig - Babe, or the pig from Charlotte's Web (can't remember his name)? I prefer Babe- he was cute (for a pig). 2. What's your favorite pork-related food, if you eat pork? I haven’t really been eating pork, but when I did, I made a great lo-mein with pork tenderloin, fresh snow peas, carrots and lo mein noodles in a sesame-ginger sauce. 3. When you want to get a pig's attention, you yell "SOOOOOOEEEE!" What should we yell to get YOUR attention? How about “Hot woman at 3 o’clock” (just kidding) or “would you like another glass of wine?” 4. Random, non-pig question: Do you watch American Idol? If I’m forced to watch it, I will, but I’m not really into it.
Wednesday Mind Hump
 
posted by Lisa at 3/01/2006 10:12:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Ten On Tuesday
10 Things You Want, but Don't Need 1. A new plasma TV 2. A video I-Pod 3. A week at a spa in Santa Fe 4. A vacation home in Kona, Hawaii 5. My own yacht. 6. To have a novel published. 7. A new Blackberry 8. A Kayak 9. A new Volvo XC90 to carry around my kayak. 10. Lasik surgery so I don't have to wear contacts anymore.
 
posted by Lisa at 2/28/2006 08:35:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Parley
'Tainment Tuesday It's Oscar's time.This is of course not a full list of the nominees. That would take about a life time to go through. The obvious question of the day is, who do you think/want to win? The more important question is, how do you think John Stewart will do as host? I don't like John Stewart all that much and I don't watch the Oscars anyhow. I've highlighted my choices Best Motion Picture Brokeback Mountain Capote Crash Good Night and Good Luck Munich Best Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman - Capote Terrence Howard - Hustle & Flow Heath Ledger - Brokeback Mountain Joaquin Phoenix - Walk the Line David Strathairn - Good Night and Good Luck Best Actress Judi Dench - Mrs. Henderson Presents Felicity Huffman - Transamerica Keira Knightley - Pride & Prejudice Charlize Theron - North Country Reese Witherspoon - Walk the LineBest Supporting Actor George Clooney - Syriana Matt Dillon - Crash Paul Giamatti - Cinderella Man Jake Gyllenhall - Brokeback Mountain William Hurt - A History of Violence Best Supporting Actress Amy Adams - Junebug Catherine Keener - Capote Frances McDormand - North Country Rachel Weisz - The Constant Gardener Michelle Williams - Brokeback Mountain Best Director George Clooney - Good Night and Good Luck Paul Haggis - Crash Ang Lee - Brokeback Mountain Bennett Miller - Capote Steven Spielberg - Munich Best Adapted Screenplay Brokeback Mountain - Larry McMurtry & Diana Ossana Capote - Dan Futterman The Constant Gardener - Jeffrey Caine A History of Violence - Josh Olson Munich - Tony Kushner & Eric Roth Best Original Screenplay Crash - Paul Haggis & Robert Moresco Good Night, and Good Luck - George Clooney & Grant Heslov Match Point - Woody Allen The Squid and the Whale - Noah Baumbach Syriana - Stephen GaghanBest Animated Feature Film Corpse Bride - Time Burton & Mike Johnson Hauru no Ugoku Shiro (Howls Moving Castle) - Hayao Miyazaki Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit - Steve Box & Nick Park Best Original Song It's Hard Out Here For a Pimp - Hustle & Flow - Jordan Houston, Cedric Coleman and Paul Beauregard. In the Deep - Crash - Mechael Becker & Kathleen York Travelin' Thru - Transamerica - Dolly Parton Best Original Score Brokeback Mountain - Gustova Santaolalla The Constant Gardener - Alberto Iglesias Memoirs of a Geisha - John Williams Munich - John Williams Pride & Prejudice - Dario Marianelli
Parley
 
posted by Lisa at 2/28/2006 08:16:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What if What if tomorrow, instead of being March 1st, was actually a special type of leap year day. It was one that wouldn't be documented anywhere in time, and you can do whatever you want on this day (anything legal), what would you do? Oh boy! First and foremost, I would not go to work. I'd want to do a bunch of nothing- hang out and do shots all day! (since we have to keep it legal!)
 
posted by Lisa at 2/28/2006 08:11:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
In Other Words
This Week's Quote Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy. -- George Carlin This makes me laugh! Sometimes, you just have to go with option number two. And if option number two happens to be the dishonest option- well- it happens. You can aim for number one, but sometimses number two is what you end up with....
In Other Words
 
posted by Lisa at 2/28/2006 08:01:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Moral Test
Anarcho-socialist You placed 28% difference on action versus inaction and 85% importance on consent!
Your results indicate that you believe: - Failing to prevent the suffering of another is just as bad (or nearly as bad) as causing it. People have a responsibility to others. - So-called "consensual crimes" are not wrong and should not be treated as such. People have the freedom to deviate from the majority or to make potentially poor decisions. This is a combination of altruism and the freedom for each individual person to make potentially self-harmful or unpopular decisions. These beliefs may conflict to some degree, as people who are obligated to help others who have placed themselves in danger may grow resentful. One ideology which may appeal to you is socialism, perhaps anarcho-socialism. You might be a hippie or a buddhist.
My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 0% on inaction
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You scored higher than 0% on consent
Link: The Moral Attribute Importance Test written by megasatan3000 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
 
posted by Lisa at 2/28/2006 09:13:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post

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