and as a bonus: Good Vibrations- The Beach Boys
Research has shown that young children cannot identify the intimate couple because they do not have prior memory associated with such scenario. What they will see are the nine dolphins. Additional note: This is a test to determine if you already have a corrupted mind. If it's hard for you to find the dolphins within 3 seconds, your mind is indeed corrupted.
Well....I still can't find the dolphins!
2. Write 3 words that describe me on paper and take a picture of it.Happy Birthday! 3. A self portrait of you doing a dorky face in the mirror. This was as dorky as I could muster up last night as I was really, really tired! If you can't tell, I'm sticking my tongue out. Luckily for me, my big honking camera hides most of my goofy face.
Today's questions were suggested by Christine.
UnknownI am all alone I guess that's okay. I look to tomorrow before I live through the day. I hear a voice of doubt somewhere in my mind. I don't know what's real or what's coming from inside. But, I'm okay, that's what I need you to believe. Don't get too close, you see, I don't want you to see I try, I try not to lie. Sometime I'm only lonely, when I'm all alone. Sometimes lonely is only a word for feeling unknown. Mistakes I've made aren't so easily erased. Time heals all our wounds just so they can be replaced. I see the face of fear somewhere on my soul. And if I'm not holding on I won't have to let go. So I walk along this wire and I hide what I still can. And I turn leaps of faith into prayers I'll just land. I try, I try not to cry
THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: YOUR SPACE QUESTION A: What room of the house do you most consider to be entirely "your space" and what makes it so uniquely yours? My home office is the room that is most "my space" room in my house. It's done just in colors that I like and has some of my photos I've taken used as art in the room.
It's just a warm and comfortable room to me, filled with books and small mementos that have meaning to me.
|Your Eyes Should Be Violet|
These are the days you'll remember. When May is rushing over you with desire to be part of the miracles you see in every hour. You'll know it's true that you are blessed and lucky. It's true that you are touched by something that will grow and bloom in you.Name three albums with the related words in their name. "Winter Into Spring"- Geroge Winston "Spring Fever"- Chuck Mangione
|ENFP - The Champion|
Your Type is 60% Extroverted, 12% Observant, 43% Logical and 37% Structured
|Your type is known as the Champion type, which is part of the larger group called idealists. Nothing occurs that does not have some deep and ethical significance in your eyes. You see life as an exciting drama. You are very charismatic, yet tend to be too harsh on yourself for not being as genuine as you think you should be. 3% of the population shares your type.|
As a romantic partner, you need to talk about what is going on in your life. You are a strong supporter for your partner's efforts to grow and change and be happy. You need to feel that same support from your partner. Expressive, optimistic, and curious, you are eager to enjoy new experiences with your partner, whom you wish to be your confidant and soul mate, as well as play mate. You are uncomfortable sharing negative emotion, though, and tend to withdraw from confrontation and process your feelings privately. You feel most loved when your partner appreciates your creativity, accepts your uniqueness, and sees you as the compassionate person you are. You need to hear your partner tell you how much you mean to them and would love if they did thoughtful spontaneous things to demonstrate it.
Your group summary: idealists (NF)
Your type summary: ENFP
vincex's shorter version of this test.
My longer version of this same test. The real deal.
|My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The Quick and Dirty Personality Test written by unpretentious2 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test|
|The Vampire Novel Hmm, very interesting! You scored 144!|
|People are addicted to you, as you make such entertaining and sexy reading material. You get people’s imaginations flowing and make for the type of book people want to read more than once. Cults have been inspired by the likes of you.|
|My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:|
|Link: The What Kind Of Book Are You Test written by saucygirl on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test|
"It is a fact that persons who are ready to admit possession of a stigma (in many cases because it is known about or immediately apparent) may nonetheless make a great effort to keep the stigma from looming large. . . . this process will be referred to as covering." - Erving Goffman, Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity (1963).An Excerpt from Covering by Kenji Yoshino:
Everyone covers. To cover is to tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream. In our increasingly diverse society, all of us are outside the mainstream in some way. Nonetheless, being deemed mainstream is still often a necessity of social life. For this reason, every reader of this book has covered, whether consciously or not, and sometimes at significant personal cost. In a supposedly enlightened age, the persistence of the covering demand presents a puzzle. Today, race, national origin, sex, religion, and disability are all protected by federal civil rights laws. An increasing number of states and localities include sexual orientation in civil rights laws as well. Albeit with varying degrees of conviction, Americans have come to a consensus that people should not be penalized for being different along these dimensions. That consensus, however, does not protect individuals against demands that they mute those differences. We need an explanation for why the civil rights revolution has stalled on covering. Covering is a hidden assault on our civil rights. We have not been able to see it as such because it has swaddled itself in the benign language of assimilation. But if we look closely, we will see that covering is the way many groups are being held back today. The reason racial minorities are pressured to "act white" is because of white supremacy. The reason women are told to downplay their child-care responsibilities in the workplace is because of patriarchy. And the reason gays are asked not to "flaunt" is because of homophobia. So long as such covering demands persist, American civil rights will not have completed its work. Unfortunately, the law has yet to perceive covering as a threat. Contemporary civil rights law generally only protects traits that individuals cannot change, like their skin color, chromosomes, or innate sexual orientations. This means that current law will not protect us against most covering demands, because such demands direct themselves at the behavioral aspects of our personhood. This is so despite the fact that covering imposes costs on us all.I caught the tail end of the interview with author Kenji Yoshino this afternoon on NPR. If you'd like to hear it for yourself you can go here. Kenji Yoshino is professor of law and deputy dean for intellectual life at Yale Law School. He was educated at Harvard, Oxford, and Yale Law School.
Unlike most racial minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities, most gays have (in fact or in the imagination of others) a panoply of options for assimilation. These forms of assimilation include conversion, passing, and covering. The history of gay rights can be retold as a history of resistance to these three kinds for assimilation.
Through the middle of the twentieth century, gays were routinely asked to convert to heterosexuality, whether through lobotomies, electroshock therapy, or psychoanalysis. As the gay rights movement gained strength, the demand to convert gradually ceded to the demand to pass. This shift can be seen in the military’s adoption in 1993 of the “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, under which gays are permitted to serve so long as they agree to pass. Finally, at millennium’s turn, the demand to pass is giving way to the demand to cover -- gays are increasingly permitted to be gay and out so long as they do not “flaunt” their identities. The contemporary resistance to gay marriage can be understood as a covering demand: Fine, be gay, but don’t shove it in our faces.
Gays routinely cover along all four axes: appearance (“acting straight”); affiliation (not making references to gay culture); activism (avoiding the charge of being militant or strident about gay rights); and association (eschewing public displays of same-sex affection).
Notable instances in which gays who resisted the demand to cover lost their cases include Shahar v. Bowers (1997), in which a lesbian attorney was fired for engaging in a private same-sex commitment ceremony, and Lundin v. Lundin (1990), in which a gay couple was denied custody of a child because they engaged in displays of affection.