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Saturday, April 08, 2006
My Soul...
Oh yes, this is so me!
Right on the money.
You Are a Seeker Soul
You are on a quest for knowledge and life challenges. You love to be curious and ask a ton of questions. Since you know so much, you make for an interesting conversationalist. Mentally alert, you can outwit almost anyone (and have fun doing it!). Very introspective, you can be silently critical of others. And your quiet nature makes it difficult for people to get to know you. You see yourself as a philosopher, and you take everything philosophically. Your main talent is expressing and communicating ideas. Souls you are most compatible with: Hunter Soul and Visionary Soul
What Kind of Soul Are You?
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Saturday Six
1. Researchers in France have announced that they have developed a "mirror" that uses digital technology plus user input about diet and exercise to determine what you will look like in 10 years. So if you found yourself before such a device, would you want to have a look? Let's see...I'd be 46 then. I guess I'd want to take a look, I'm too curious. 2. Have you done your taxes? If not, when will you finish them? I've done federal a long time ago, just not state. I have no idea why! I'm doing them this evening. 3. Has the amount you owe or the amount you're getting back (or what you expect the outcome to be) likely to get you to change how much your employer withholds? Why or why not? No, I'm not changing my withholding. 4. Take this quiz (if you haven't already!): Should you quit your job?
Your Job Dissatisfaction Level is 56%
Well, you don't have the worst job in the world, but it's not great. And don't worry, you're not the problem - your company is. Start looking around for another job, even if you're not totally fed up. Because in time, you're going to be dying to quit!
Should You Quit Your Job?
5. SECOND CHANCE TO BE FIRST TO PLAY QUESTION #1: The Saturday Six began on April 17, 2004, on the old version of "Patrick's Place" over at AOL. When everything moved here, the old comments weren't able to follow. Cdmmw of "I've Got A Fever, and the Only Prescription is More Cowbell" already has a first "link" to her questions on that entry. But for the rest of you, here's your chance to be the first one to answer those original six questions in a comment. For this question, leave your answers in a comment here. 6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #87 from springsnymph: Suppose you're given a box containing a substantial amount of money and it's yours to keep and use however you wish. If and when you open it to retrieve the cash, someone you don't know in another state, country or perhaps even across town will drop dead instantly. This will happen only the first time you open the box. Would you open it? I'd be awfully tempted...but I just don't know...
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Fun Photo
Give it a minute to load. Once it does, you can drag the mouse over the photo and change the effect of the water.
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A higher percentile means that you thought that statement described you more accurately than other people who have taken this test. A lower percentile means that you thought that statement described you less accurately than other people who have taken this test. 50% would put you right in the middle.

I actually get cold when I think of something cold.


I have heightened emotional awareness.


I notice everything.


I am not bothered by messy people.


I am easily put out.


I have a strong desire to be accepted by others.

Take Free Percentile Test
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What Effect Do You Have On People?
Lisa Pills: Will cause a decrease in ability to focus
'What effect do you have on people?' at QuizGalaxy.com
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PBS/ "Now"- Gay Adoption
I hate it when I watch shows like this. I tuned in and caught the tail end of "Now" on PBS last night after getting home from the movie.

Florida is the only state in the country with a complete ban on adoptions by gays and lesbians. Mathew Staver, head of Liberty Counsel, an organization that promotes "traditional values", believes that homosexuals, regardless of their parenting skills, should not be allowed to adopt children. "…If you have a boy or a girl that is raised in a same sex household, they are more at risk from an environmental standard or a situation to grow up gay… Their identity of who they are, their esteem, their self worth and their socialization is ultimately going to be affected as well," Staver told Brancaccio.

What a complete load of crap. Oddly enough, I grew up in a "typical American" household. A mother, father, siblings, dog in an upper-middle class upbringing. Guess, what? I still ended up being gay. Even though I had a mother and father who weren't gay. I don't see anyone jumping up to point that out. There are good people and bad people-- good parents and bad parents in all aspects of society. Let's try to not give out labels and blanket statements so readily....
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Question Of The Day
It's toga party time again! We had so much fun at the last toga party that I'm inviting you another one .... TODAY! The rules state is that you MUST wear a toga, AND that you MUST use the sheets that are on your bed now. What will your toga look like? We aren't going to get much variety with me. All of my sheets are ivory, some may have a pin-stripe texture, most are solid. I can't stand sleeping on sheets with a pattern, or bright colors. Can you say OCD?! Actually, almost all of my clothes are solid colored. I can abide pin-striped dress shirts, but that's about it. NO PATTERNS! Definitely OCD! To make a long story short, (too late!) my toga would be ivory high-count freshly-changed sheets...
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Back To Inside Man
I felt that the movie was sharp-witted and was more than met the eye. You would think you knew who the "bad guys" and "good guys" were- sometimes you were right, other times you were wrong. I will give a little spoiler here and say Jodie Foster's character was one of the bad guys. She played it off wonderfully. Another spoiler, Christopher Plummer was the powerful bank owner with a secret to hide- he was in bed with the Nazi's during WWII. All I could think of was, "No, he wasn't- he fled Austria with Maria and the kids while singing Edelweiss!" The movie speaks of power, corruption, ethics and morality. I think each individual will take something different away from this film. I'm not a big Spike Lee fan, but I would recommend this movie.
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Friday, April 07, 2006
The Inside Man
I'm too tired to write about it now, but I did go see "Inside Man" tonight. I'll say one thing, Jodie Foster has some fantastic legs.
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1. How many glasses of water do you drink in a day? About 6 2. Do you watch what you eat? Most of the time, yes- but I don't forbid myself from having something I want. 3. What physical fitness regimen do you follow? A little bit of this and that.... 4. How many hours of sleep so you need every night? I like to have 8 hours. 5. Are you happy with your body? Sure, it could be better, but I know I can't complain!
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Studio Friday

The view out of my bathroom window, above my bathtub.... Posted by Picasa
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Photo Friday
This week's challenge: 'Organized'.

click on photo to view larger These straight lines speak of organization to me. Posted by Picasa
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Five On Friday
Spring Fling Sandal weather is nigh upon us... 1. Do you wear any footwear that exposes your feet? I love all kinds of sandals. I probably have more sandals than any other kinds of shoes...Tevas, Doc Martin's, Birkenstock's, Havaiana's flip-flops...I could go on and on. 2. Do you prefer flip-flops or slides? I don't mind flip-flops, though some people can't stand the "toe-wedgie" effect. 3. Have you worn sandals yet this year? Is there a special time when you traditionally break them out? Nope, still too cold for sandals around here. 4. What are your feelings on the increasing popularity of flip flops and their appearance at the White House last summer? I wouldn't wear them to the White House, I just don't see that as appropriate. 5. What kind of shoes are you?
What kind of shoes are you?
Favourite Color
You're shoe is Lesbo Birkenstocks
Your color(s) is Red
You would cost $400
You would last until...oops
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You scored as Flip flops. Your a flip flop! You're really laid back, and love the beach. Everyone loves you.

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Friday's Feast
Appetizer Name a trait you share with your parents or your children. My son and I both analyze (or is it over-analyze) things. We also both say "hold on" all of the time. Soup List 3 qualities of a good leader, in your opinion. Decisiveness, quick thinking, intelligence... Salad Who is your favorite television chef? Justin Wilson Louisiana Cookin'... It isn't on anymore, as he's passed away, but he was hilarious. I used to watch it with my dad when I was growing up. Justin would say things like: "I garontee!" or "How y'all are?" My personal favorite was "This is what you got to did"... It was just so hokey, campy and cheesy and I absolutely loved it! I've since read that despite his national popularity, Wilson angered some south Louisianians with his stereotypical portrayal of a poorly educated Cajun who spoke substandard English. Main Course Share a story about a gift you received from someone you love. When I was about 7 years old, I received a red cowboy outfit from my parents for Christmas. It was complete with red boots, red pants, red cowboy hat, red shirt and a red bolo tie. I thought it was the best thing I'd ever seen. Dessert How do you react under pressure? If it is public, I stay calm and cool. I like to keep up my ice princess facade.
Friday's Feast
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This Friday’s theme…Take me off AUTO! 1. Macro: take a picture of something ‘close up’. Don’t use your zoom, make sure you have good lighting and make sure you’re steady. If you have to, set your camera down on something and then take the picture.
Favorite thing #1: Art

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I loved the colors in this piece of art at a local park. I decided to get up close, and change perspective to highlight the colors and textures of the piece. 2. NO FLASH: try swiching the flash off and taking pictures of your stuff without it. It may take a lot of pictures to get the right shot, but open the windows and find artifical light to get it to work.

Favorite thing #2- Wine

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This shot is of wine corks I keep in a shadow box in my family room. Luckily, the sun was shining, so I opened the curtains and the shot came out fine. 3. Perspective: get up high or down low…either way, change the perspective of your picture..tilt the camera sideways. Change the layout of the picture. Instead of having the subject framed perfectly in the middle of the picture…move it to the left or the right.

Favorite thing #3: Blue Skies

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I got up under this bell tower at Butler University. I thought the contrast of the blue sky and the light tower was striking.

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Thursday, April 06, 2006
Booking Through Thursday

This week's questions were suggested by Kim.

  1. Do you have a favorite character(s)? Recently, I love Zippy from the books by Haven Kimmel.
  2. What book/author is he/she/it from? "A Girl Named Zippy" and "She Got Up Off The Couch"
  3. Why do you like this person--what is it about the way he/she was written that drew you to them? She's so honest, so true.
  4. Is there something more you would like the author to tell you about them? No, I'm happy, people tell what they want to tell, when they want to tell it....
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3X Thursday
1. What are your favorite colors? Do you use them in your everyday life (clothing, decor, etc)? Red, it is my favorite color. I use it here and there in my home. I have one room in my house (my home office) painted a fantastic shade of red. 2. What is your favorite type of food? How do you incorporate it into your life? Italian food, I eat it and cook it often. 3. What are your favorite types of clothing? Why? Favorite types? I prefer none, but it is necessary. Bonus Question for Comments: Ice cream! What are your favorite ice creams? Rasperry Avalanche, but I haven't had any in quite a while.
3X Thursday
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How to classify?
Went to Magianno's tonight. Great Argyle Pinot Noir. 2004- I've been told that was a good year for Oregon Pinot Noir's. Very good. Here's what they have to say about it:
This is a massive wine from a massively warm vintage. The liquid even looks more viscous than wine when poured into a glass! The aroma is deep toned and concentrated. Look for plum jam, black cherry extract, a hint of cedar smoke, and dark chocolate-mint spices. The flavor is mouth-filling and packed with plum sauce-black cherry stuffed with chocolate. See if you can find the plum pudding?alder wood smoke character. The texture is super-juicy all the way through to a very long lasting sweetness with sanded tannin memory.
I love these descriptions. They are so fantastic, the use of words. Just great. I love words. Scrumptious eggplant Parmesan too. I stuffed myself. I never do that. Had the entree, an appetizer, the bottle of pinot, a shot of amaretto (compliments of the waitress) a Cappicinno and the creme brulee. All fantastic. So, now I'm watching Basic Instinct. The original. I haven't seen it in years. They just came out with an un-rated version. Which explains the scenes that I don't remember seeing the first time around. Except for Sharon Stone's hoo-haa. I remember that! Hard to forget that. Wow...I didn't know this movie was from 1992. I was "straight" back then! Ha ha! NOT! I've never been straight, just played a straight person. Anyhow, that Catherine Trammel (Sharon Stone's character) is one dangerous bitch. I like that. Scares me, but I like that. Well, sort of...
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Do You Know...
the words to our national anthem? Isn't there the little bit in there about "the land of the free and the home of the brave"??? Once again the U.S. lags behind- free, but not free for all. Certainly not for me...
Ireland Backs Legalizing Gay Partnerships
DUBLIN, Ireland -- Ireland will legalize civil partnerships for gay couples, Prime Minister Bertie Ahern pledged Monday as he opened new offices for the country's main gay rights group. Civil partnerships allow gay couples the same rights to inheritance, state benefits and other financial rights as held by married heterosexual couples. "Sexual orientation cannot, and must not, be the basis of a second-class citizenship. Our laws have changed, and will continue to change, to reflect this principle," Ahern told an audience at Ireland's Gay and Lesbian Equality Network.
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You Think You Hate Your Dentist?
9,000-Year-Old Dental Drill Is Found
Proving prehistoric man's ingenuity and ability to withstand and inflict excruciating pain, researchers have found that dental drilling dates back 9,000 years. Primitive dentists drilled nearly perfect holes into live but undoubtedly unhappy patients between 5500 B.C. and 7000 B.C., an article in Thursday's journal Nature reports. Researchers carbon-dated at least nine skulls with 11 drill holes found in a Pakistan graveyard. That means dentistry is at least 4,000 years older than first thought — and far older than the useful invention of anesthesia. This was no mere tooth tinkering. The drilled teeth found in the graveyard were hard-to-reach molars. And in at least one instance, the ancient dentist managed to drill a hole in the inside back end of a tooth, boring out toward the front of the mouth. The holes went as deep as one-seventh of an inch (3.5 millimeters). "The holes were so perfect, so nice," said study co-author David Frayer, an anthropology professor at the University of Kansas. "I showed the pictures to my dentist and he thought they were amazing holes." How it was done is painful just to think about. Researchers figured that a small bow was used to drive the flint drill tips into patients' teeth. Flint drill heads were found on site. So study lead author Roberto Macchiarelli, an anthropology professor at the University of Poitiers, France, and colleagues simulated the technique and drilled through human (but no longer attached) teeth in less than a minute. "Definitely it had to be painful for the patient," Macchiarelli said. Macchiarelli and Frayer said the drilling was likely done to reduce the pain of cavities. Macchiarelli pointed to one unfortunate patient who had a tooth drilled twice. Another patient had three teeth drilled. Four drilled teeth showed signs of cavities. No sign of fillings were found, but there could have been an asphalt-like substance inside, he said.
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Thursday Challenge

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Half-Nekkid Thursday
Posted by Picasa You can click on the photo to view larger. It's up to you to guess what this is a photo of....and no, it isn't a pregnant tummy or a birthmark! I have neither of those...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2006
I came across the blog of the "Recovering Straight Girl" today and just loved her 12 Steps to becoming a lesbian. You've got to go see it! I laughed so hard, I almost fell out of my chair.
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Keep Away From The Spray Paint
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Not Good
I'm not a happy camper. The CF reader in my Digital Rebel is broken. Which means, my camera is broken. I had to take it in to the camera shop yesterday. And, let them keep it....for 4 to 6 weeks. I'm certain I had quite a look on my face when the man at the shop told me that! I'm borrowing the one from work for now, but it isn't the same.
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Second Time Around
I'm watching "Brokeback Mountain" on DVD. I saw it when it was in the theater. It's more depressing the second time around. It's really sad on so many levels. I hate to see lives wasted, lived so sadly, so un-fulfilled. It isn't living.
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These scary ladies are in the waiting room of my office. They were moved this week to another room as I'm having the office painted. Personally, I think they are totally creepy. The one with the polka-dot hat reminds me of Nancy Reagan. I've always found Nancy to be a bit disturbing for some reason. She's too mean looking. Ronnie was okay. Yeah, I said it. Hard to believe! Posted by Picasa
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Magnolia Tree
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Wednesday Mind Hump
1. What's the luckiest thing that's ever happened to you? I was blessed to have my son. 2. Is there something that you just cannot seem to have luck with? Yeah, women! 3. Do you do any gambling? If so, what kind? I've gambled, but it doesn't do much for me. I've been to Vegas, but I only played slots. I'm a terrible card player. I've played Texas-Hold-'Em with my son, and he beats me. 4. Let's see how lucky you really are. Pick a number between one and twelve (1 and 12). If you guess the lucky number, you get an extra special comment on your blog! I'll go with 3.
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Lens Day
The Lens Day Challenge for this week is Furry.

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Foto Pherrets
Show me some Green
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