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Saturday, April 29, 2006
Photos Du Jour...
I took these photos in my yard on Friday afternoon. I was testing out the new macro lens I picked up (for work) this week.
posted by Lisa at 4/29/2006 11:23:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
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Saturday Six
1. What new piece of technology have you resisted buying and what would it take for you to change your mind? I have been considering a plasma/LCD TV. Of course I'm waiting for the Sony I have to die, it's a huge beast of a TV but I can't get rid of it when it still works just fine. 2. If someone was to go through a closet of your old clothes, what clothing style would you find most embarrassing? I don't really have any of my old clothes, I believe in purging out the old crap. 3. The movie United 93 opened this week to controversies over whether or not it is too soon or not to deal with the events of September 11th. Do you have any desire to see this movie? Why or why not? I'd like to see it, but I don't know if I can. When I hear about the movie, I feel like I've been kicked in the stomach. 4. Take the quiz: How Class Works Without getting specific about any of the actual results, which category hurts you the most, and which helps you the most? Overall, I'm in the 78th percentile...I'd rather not go into the details as I see that as being very personal. 5. Of the results you got in the last question, which one was the biggest surprise and why? Nothing much was surprising. 6. READER'S CHOICE QUESTION #89 from Jamilynn: What is your favorite article of clothing? Is there a story behind it? One of my favorite items is a white zipper hooded sweatshirt. It's now very ratty and I don't really wear it out in public anymore.
posted by Lisa at 4/29/2006 09:50:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What Kind Of Writer Should You Be Quiz
You Should Be A Poet
You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways. And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery... Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever. You're already naturally a poet, even if you've never written a poem.
What Type of Writer Should You Be?
posted by Lisa at 4/29/2006 10:56:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
How Extroverted Are You Quiz
Your Extroversion Profile:
Activity Level: Very High
Assertiveness: Very High
Sociability: Very High
Excitement Seeking: High
Cheerfulness: Medium
Friendliness: Medium
posted by Lisa at 4/29/2006 09:54:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Shower Test
Shower Test.
Hair:Artistic type. Daydreaming is your hobby, but you can achieve whatmost other people cannot. Dedication is lacking, but you will worktirelessly towards goals which are to your liking. Money is notimportant. Friends are but only intellectuals and fellow artistictypes. Make the best sex partners as you are most willing to exploreand please ther other partner. Talent is your main strength. Your bestpartner in life will be those who chose (Chest) and (Privates). Take this quiz! Quizilla Join Make A Quiz More Quizzes Grab Code
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Friday, April 28, 2006
Four For Friday
Q1 - Possessions: Do you think that the more stuff you own enhances your life or adds to your burden? We spend most of our lives collecting things only to rid ourselves of them at the endo of our lives. Too many things can become quite burdensome. I try not to add anything to what I have unless it is both useful and beautiful. On the other hand, my son will keep anything and everything, including dryer lint (I'm serious!) Q2 - Oil: If OPEC decided to turn off the oil spigot, do you think that the United States would have the right to wage war to protect its interests? No, that is not grounds for war, but I'm fairly certain we would come up with another "reason" for waging a war anyhow. Q3 - Movie: Have you seen the movie Ellie Parker with Naomi Watts? If so, would you recommend it to a friend? Nope, haven't seen it. Q4 - Birthday: What are the maximum number of days someone should spend celebrating his/her birthday? As many as he or she wishes to celebrate, if that means the entire month, then so be it. Bonus Question... Q5 - Dancing: How often do you dance... and I don't mean just boogying to your favorite tunes inside your car or in the shower. We're talking real dancing here, with a partner on a dance floor (weddings count). I don't go to weddings, so I can't count those as dancing occasions. I cannot think of the last time I danced with a partner on a dance floor. I've danced on a dance floor, but with a group. Getting me to dance in public usually involves getting me to drink a drink or two first!
posted by Lisa at 4/28/2006 10:32:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Friday Five
Friday Five for 04.28.2006 Can’t Get Enough of Your Love Baby 1. Who was your first kiss (your mom does not count)? My first boyfriend, Paul. 2. What is your idea of the perfect date? What's a date? ha ha! No, really I wouldn't say there's any such thing as a perfect date as it would vary as to whom you were going with and what type of mood you were in. 3. What music needs to be on when you are “getting your thang on”? Music? Who thinks of turning on music? 4. What is the most amazing experience you’ve ever shared with a partner? Nothing I can write in here! 5. Sex is best saved for: love, marriage, alcohol, days that end in “y”? I think it has to be with someone you feel a connection with and then feel free to throw in the alcohol and days that end in "y" part!
posted by Lisa at 4/28/2006 09:10:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
13 meta-questions from the Irish Church Lady 1. Are you over 18? Yes, twice over thank you. What is the wallpaper on your computer? Which computer? My desktop at work has this photo of my son that I took this week. My personal laptop has this photo I took last weekend: I have no idea what's on my home desktop computer. My son's been messing with it, so it's probably some "Green Day" album art or something. Did you get enough sleep last night? I actually went to be by 10:30 last night and got up at 5:30, so that isn't half bad for me lately. First thing you thought about this morning when you woke up? Where's my coffee?! What do you have under your bed? I do not like to have things under my bed. All I have under there is a lock box. If I told you what was in there, I'd have to kill you. LOL Ever tried to skip a meal? Not intentionally, but it happens accidentally quite often. 2. Grilled or fried? Grilled, fried makes me feel sick. What makes you unique? Come on now, everyone is unique! Are you afraid of the dark? Nope. 3. Favourite movie(s)? Out of Africa, Fried Green Tomatoes, Steel Magnolias, Silence of the Lambs 3 things you can't live without? Food, water (or is it wine?) and the air that I breathe. Isn't that a song that k d lang sings? I love her voice! First thing you will buy if given $1000? Some smokin' new lenses for my camera. Favorite song when you are sleepy? It's sappy, but I like Enya. 4. Are you a giver or taker? A giver. What are your nicknames? Li-Li or LA-LA What is your dad's middle name? Christian Most recent movie that you watched? "Inside Man" with the lovely and talented Jodie Foster. If you were invisible for a day, what would you do? Oh boy, I'd probably observe people without them knowing I was doing so. If you were stuck on a deserted island and could have only one kind of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Eggplant Parmesan 5. Favorite TV commercial? I don't watch enough TV to have one. First thing you'll save in a fire? My family (including my pup) and then my "woobie" 6. Your eye color? Green What are the things you always bring with you anywhere? My cell phone and my ID. I'm obsessive about having my ID on me. I think that if I were to die while I was out, I'd want to be ID-ed right away. Now that's macabre! Who's on your mind right now? Calling my re-fi guy. What do you usually do when the clock turns 7 am? I'm getting ready to walk out the door. The color of your bedsheet? Ivory. Who do you want to meet? I can't think of anyone. How's life today? Best day of the week I've had so far. I've been a bit of a stress-ball this week. Do you like Chinese food? Not most Chinese take-out type places, but I like P.F. Chang's. How big is your bed? Queen size. Is your room clean? Of course it is! 7. Laptop or desktop computer? Both Favorite comedian(s)? Ellen DeGeneres, "Old" Robin Williams, George Carlin, Richard Pryor, Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and "classic" Whoppi Goldberg. Who do you sleep with every night? My "woobie" aka the ugliest teddy bear in the world! Do long distance relationships work? Sure, they can. How many times have you been pulled over by the police? Only once, for expired plates (oops!) Pancakes or French toast? Both Do you like coffee? Like is not a strong enough word. How do you like your eggs? Scrambled dry or in an omelet. Do you believe in astrology? Not really. Last person you talked to on the phone? My co-worker Linda. Last person on your missed call list? Home, my son called me when I was out walking last night. What was the last text message you received? I think it was from my crazy-stalker woman telling me how important and wonderful she is, but I deleted it. 8. McDonald's or Burger King? No way I'm eating at either one! Number of pillows? Six! What are you hearing right now? The AC running in my office. Pick a lyric, any lyric or song? "Joan was quizzical, studied metaphysical Science in the home Late nights all alone with a test-tube Ohh-oh-oh-oh... Maxwell Edison majoring in medicine Calls her on the phone"Can I take you out to the pictures Joa-oa-oa-oan?" But as she's getting ready to go A knock comes on the door...Bang, bang, Maxwells silver hammer Came down upon her head Bang, bang, Maxwells silver hammer Made sure that she was dead What kind of jelly do you like on your sandwich? My mother's homemade strawberry jam. Can you play pool? I suck at it, but I have fun anyhow. Do you know how to swim? Oh yeah. Favorite ice cream? Raspberry avalanche What color is your wallet? Black Tell me a random fact about yourself: I can touch the tip of my nose with my tongue. How's that for random? Ever play spin the bottle? Yes I have. Ever attend a theme party? Yes, I have gone to a few. One was a theme party about a movie we were watching at the party. The other one was a murder-mystery party. What is your favorite season? Summer! Favorite quote? "Well Behaved Women Rarely Make History." Last time you laughed at something stupid? Last night. 9. What time did you wake up this morning first time? 5:30 Best thing about winter? It doesn't last forever! Last time a cop gave you a ticket? Never. Name of your first pet? Princess, a border collie. Do you think pirates are cool or overrated? I don't know any personally. LOL What do you do on weekdays? Work! 10. What are you doing this weekend? I have no earthly idea. Are you desperate for anything right now? Oooh, desperation is such an ugly thing. How is life treating you? Overall, quite well. Do people like you? Generally, yes. What do you think it is that makes the "popular" one? I don't think I get this question. 11. What do you wear the most? undies Are you using a pc or mac? PC Do you like peanut butter chunky? Smooth. What amazes you about the opposite sex? How singularly-minded they are! Are you in love with anyone? Yes Favorite cereal? Kashi Go-Lean Crunch Name a movie that makes you cry? What Dreams May Come What's something you like about the opposite sex? Not much. Is it true that only the good die young? I doubt it. Do you live for today? Yes, but not only for today. How fast can you run? Not very, for some reason. I've been wiped every since I had pneumonia last month. 12. Favorite band from the 60s/70s? The Beatles! Have any of your friends had kids as teenagers? No Did they finish high school? Yes, of course. Favorite 80s television show? Moonlighting. Were you born in the 80s? No Have you ever taught a little kid a curse word? No, I don't think so. I try to swear only when alone, my car is one of my favorite locations to do so. I grew up around parents that never swore. My mother wouldn't even let us say "fart" for crying out loud. I didn't become a swearer until I married my husband. He was in the Marine Corps, and Marines are the best cursers I've ever seen. If so which one was it? I have a few made up swear words I use, or I like to use a few I know in Farsi! 13. Do you think little boys are horrendously ill behaved? No, I love little boys. I always wanted a boy. I was so afraid I'd have a foo-foo little girl who would want sparkles, ruffles and visits to that store called Club Libby Lu with her 13 screeching girlfriends. I think girls are harder to raise than boys. Have you ever thrown anything at a moving car? No way. Name a villain in a movie that scared you when you were a kid: Bozo the Clown. I guess most people don't seem him as a villain, but I hate clowns! What's your favorite channel? I don't have one. What do you say when you stub your toe off of the corner of the coffee table? Another one of my made up words.
posted by Lisa at 4/28/2006 10:20:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
This week Kristine over at Random and Odd has given us the following assignment:
1. Something Big 2. Something Small 3. Half of Something
SPF: It’s all how you look at it.

Posted by Picasa BIG- You could call this the big "O"- but really it's a zero. It's an art installion piece at the IMA (Indianapolis Museum of Art)

Posted by Picasa SMALL-I found this teeny, tiny mushroom growing in the yard one day and broke out the Macro lens to see what it would look like.

Posted by Picasa HALF-This poor angel had lost her head. I thought it was interesting what a clean break it was, right at the neck, so I couldn't resist taking a photo of it, even if it did seem a bit macabre. It also seemed sublime and poignant in some ways.

posted by Lisa at 4/28/2006 09:22:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 16 comments links to this post
Friday Fiver
Is it me or you that I'm afraid of? 1. What's missing from your life? Job satisfaction. 2. Do you like to get drunk? Drinks 1, 2 and 3 are just fine (sometimes 4) after that, it's not as enjoyable. 3. Have you ever kissed a stranger? Not that I can recall (but maybe that was after drink 4-- just kidding!) 4. Do you smoke? No way! 5. What makes you happy? Doing creative things such as photography or writing, enjoying a stimulating conversation and laughs over an excellent meal and bottle of wine, the warmth of the sun on my head, the breeze blowing in through my open windows at night, the smell of the ocean early in the morning, B tucking me in with another blanket when I'm cold, my doggie greeting me when I come home and my son's laugh.
posted by Lisa at 4/28/2006 08:53:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Thursday, April 27, 2006
The Way Test
Warrior Monk 170 Virtue, 55 Outer Harmony, 82 Inner Harmony

You are the Warrior Monk.

Virtue: You understand what it means to be Virtuous, to do the right thing, and to be a good person. While making such decisions in such hypothetical situations may be easier than they are in real life, actually choosing to make the right decisions is what gives you the potential for becoming a great person.

Outer Harmony: Your Harmony with your body and how you are act in relation to the Warrior are well developed, and worthy of the Way. Perhaps some aspects are a little too esoteric or awkward for you. Maybe one day you will come to understand them fully, or maybe not. It is your Way and no one else's.

Innter Harmony: You have probably already discovered what the Way means to you, what it means to be a Warrior, and how to live life. Be ever dilligent in perfecting yourself and spiritual and mental enlightment will come one day.

You follow the path of a virtuous person, are well on your way to developing yourself as a Warrior physically, and you probably have found some inner peace. You are a Warrior and you know it, why are you even taking this test. Keep training.

This test tracked 3 variables. How the score compared to the other people's:
Higher than 56% on Virtue
Higher than 32% on Outer Harmony
Higher than 88% on Inner Harmony
Link: The Way Test written by weltall on Ok Cupid
posted by Lisa at 4/27/2006 10:13:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Don't Fence Me In...
Personally, I hate labels. But my new co-worker calling me a lipstick got me thinking. Here's a little list of some of the more common terminology from About Lesbian Life:
Butch- A woman who adopts what would be considered masculine characteristics. Lipstick lesbian- A woman who loves other women, but also loves her clothes and makeup and shoes. She tends to dress on the femmy side. Soft Butch- A soft butch is a lesbian whose appearance is generally androgynous. She may dress and act in a masculine manner, but be soft and more feminine in the inside. Also, a soft butch can be someone who falls somewhere between butch and femme, but closer to the butch side. Blue Jean Femme -A lesbian who identifies as femme, or feminine, but prefers jeans and more casual clothing to dresses and skirts. Chapstick lesbian- also known as a soft butch or androgynous. She usually dresses quite casually and does not wear make-up. The term Chapstick Lesbian was popularized after an episode of the TV show Ellen. Someone asked Ellen if she were a lipstick lesbian or what. Ellen replied, she was more of a chapstick lesbian.
I don't like to be categorized or analyzed. I'm just me. But that doesn't seem to stop everyone else from trying to put me in a box. My sexuality does not define me, it is only an aspect of who I am, just as it is for anyone else.
posted by Lisa at 4/27/2006 09:20:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Natural Wonder?
Found over on Sweet Memes Which "Natural Wonder" are you?
posted by Lisa at 4/27/2006 07:28:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
3X Thursday
3x Thursday: 04/27/y2k+6: Do you... 1. Do you work better alone, or with other people? Why? I prefer to work alone, but I rarely do so. The problem with working in a group is that the members of the group are not always of my choosing. If this is the case, it's easy to get stuck with someone that doesn't pull his or her own weight in the group or is just simply idiotic! 2. Do you worry too much? Why/why not? You mean you can worry too much?! No, I only sweat the bigger things in life. 3. Do you believe in life after death? Why/why not? If not, what do you believe? Life after death? I believe in an afterlife, in heaven, if that's what we're talking here. Bonus Question for Comments: When you leave your house and your car, do you make sure that the locks are locked? Why/why not? I try not to obsess about that, but when I don't I tend to leave it unlocked!
posted by Lisa at 4/27/2006 08:26:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Thursday Threesome
::Packing for a Trip:: Onesome: Packing-- What type of packing do you do when you travel? Are you one of those who carefully does the "traveler's roll" with each peace of clothing and tucks it carefully away? ...or does everything more or less just find its way into the car somehow? The OCD in me must have everything neatly in place. Twosome: for a-- change of pace how about a guided tour of any building or place you'd like to visit: where would you go if you had that opportunity? I'd love a tour of the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru. Threesome: Trip-- Where are you off to on your next trip? ...or if you're stuck in place for a while, where would you like to go? ...and yes, "Anywhere!!!" is an okay answer I'm desperately needing to come up with someplace to go as my last trip fell through. It looks like I won't get a chance to get away until school is over. I was wanting to go back to Key West, but I think I'll pass on that for now as I'd rather miss hurricane season!
posted by Lisa at 4/27/2006 08:16:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Wednesday, April 26, 2006
Good News
I found out some good news this afternoon, so one less thing to burden my mind. They had found some suspicious spots on my first mammogram, so I had to go back again for further tests. The radiologist told me today (and I quote the report) that the areas are probably benign. Gee, I just love that probably! Couldn't they come up with a more re-assuring word than probably? Anyhow, I don't have to go back for another year for a follow-up magnification view/ultrasound. So, to celebrate tonight, I put on my favorite Nick and Nora "cherry pie" pj pants with the comfy-cozy red tank top and poured myself a nice glass of pinot noir. Now, if I could only fix my problem #2. Actually it's a person, not a problem. More like a problem person. A problem person I've known for a few years now and had gradually become a bigger and bigger problem. Anyhow, I'm not going to go into that nasty business any further... I've also been working on my re-fi of my house. I'd forgotten how much paperwork that involves! I'll be so happy when that is finished. I'm thinking I really need a vacation, far away from here. Soon. A vacation that involves beaches, rest and drinks with umbrellas in them. Other than that, I'm fairly flexible...
posted by Lisa at 4/26/2006 10:57:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
I came back from lunch today, and my boss asked me why I didn't tell her that a certain patient "went to my church." That's her euphemism for saying she's a lesbian. I said, same church, different pew. She's another one of those 100-foot lesbians. The kind you can tell from 100 feet away that she's a lesbian. I didn't know that the Doc couldn't tell this woman was a lesbian. Even I knew, and my "gaydar" on women is horrible. I guess the Doc asked this woman to grab a bite to eat with her, as I had long ago left and the Doc didn't want to eat lunch alone. I'm guessing that this woman took it as being hit on by doc, because she proceeded to ask her to go see a movie with her this weekend. Now, at this point, even doc knew she was being hit on (in that way, she's more advanced than I!) Why can I see right away that she was being hit on, but I totally miss it when it's me that's being hit on? I asked one of my best friends, Shannon, about this. She said it's because I'm straightforward and don't have an ulterior motive in mind, so I expect others to be the same. I can't tell you how many times this has burned me, but I haven't learned yet. She also said that because I'm friendly and chatty, I don't take it as being hit on when others are the same. I also think it's because I don't assume. We all know what that does, it makes an ass out of you and me. It's a cliche, but I firmly believe in it. I also came out to my new employee. I usually wait, because I don't really think it's anyone else's business who I choose to sleep with, but the opportunity presented itself. Somehow, this woman at work started talking about what "tossing the salad" meant. I was the only one who knew, I am ashamed to say. I'm not going to go into it here. If you know, that's fine, if not- you most likely don't want to know. Anyhow, she got on the subject of gay people. Before she went any further, I told her that we had many gay patients (we do, it's a gay Mecca around that place!) She said she was fine with that. I also told her we had a lot of gay employees. She said of course she knew about the 100-foot lesbian. Then I pointed at me, and said I was too. I wish I would have had a camera to take a photo of her face. She didn't believe me at first, and then said that I was a "lipstick."
posted by Lisa at 4/26/2006 10:38:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Tell The Truth - Part Trois
...or Pick Your Preference. I got this from Irish Church Lady's Blog Here's the rules again: You must pick one or the other. If you can't pick only one, then score yourself a point! Points are bad (hee hee!) because you have to subtract them from 10 to get your total score. Plus....you need to tell us why you can't pick one. 21..Sweet or salty? Sweet 22..Europe or Australia? Europe 23..Broken bone or surgery? Broken Bone 24..Good speller or good map reader? Good Speller. I can't read a map for the life of me! 25..Pizza or burgers? I don't eat burgers, so pizza...Puccini's pizza. I eat there all the time. 26..Birthday or Christmas? Birthday 27..Long hair or short hair? long-ish. 28..Pierced ear or gold chain on a man? Ewww.... I don't like either. I don't like it because I don't find either very attractive or dignified. I think of gold chains on a hairy chest and I find that utterly disgusting! 29..Crossword or sudoku? Sudoku, I think it's great. 30..American Idol or Survivor? I don't watch either one, but I'd pick Survivor because Jeff Probst is cute. (did I just say that? I must be delirious!) What's your score mean? 9-10 - You like lots of stuff going on in your life! =) 5 - 8 - Oh sweet summer, take me away soon! :) 0 - 4 - Last time you tried something new, it hurt, didn't taste good or you didn't like it. :O
posted by Lisa at 4/26/2006 10:25:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
There's nothing you can know that isn't known. Nothing you can see that isn't shown. I broke out my collection of Beatles CDs last night after listening to "I Am The Walrus" with my son last night. He was reading the liner notes to "Magical Mystery Tour" and asking me what kind of drugs they were on. I told him they were most likely smoking everything but their shoes. I need to transfer my complete collection of Beatles CDs to my IPod. It's the one thoughtful gift my ex-husband bought me. I mean, he bought me many, many presents- but I feel like this was one time he wasn't buying it out of guilt for doing something completely asinine, like usual. Or maybe it was out of guilt and I just didn't know what he'd done wrong that time. I was happy that it wasn't his usual gift of either flowers or lingerie! I couldn't stand either one for years after I divorced him. Anyhow, he was on a trip to Arizona at the time, back when we lived in southern California. He came back with the entire collection of Beatles albums on CD for me. I was pregnant with my son at the time and spent a lot of quality time listening to those CDs. Ian was looking at the album artwork and asked me, "Wasn't this guy on 'Thomas The Tank Engine' that show that I watched when I was a kid?" If you have kids, you know what I mean. If not, be thankful that you didn't have to watch that show over and over. Actually, I rather liked that one. Much better than Barney! At least "Thomas" felt like it had morals and values and a bit for the grown-ups stuck watching it with their offspring. I didn't like to let Ian watch TV without me sitting with him when he was small. I didn't look at it as a babysitter, but as an experience to share.
posted by Lisa at 4/26/2006 09:46:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Way Back Wednesday
This week we're doing repeat offenders for Way Back Wednesday. Mine wasn't a particular item of clothing, it was a color- red! Every freaking picture I have of me as a kid has me sporting a red outfit. A complete red outfit. Usually shoes included. Where in the hell did my mom find red shoes? I think I have about every year covered in the decade of the 70's here. So sad! I do recall that I wanted red velvet curtains for my bedroom when I was young. My mom never let me have them. Hmmm...I wonder why? Actually, I let my son do whatever he wants to decorate his room. I just bought bright orange paint for just that reason. I hope he likes it, as I'm not painting over it any time very soon. Maybe not having red velvet curtains scarred me for life. I think the next time I see my mom, I tell her that is the reason I turned out to be gay. No red velvet curtains! Or, maybe that should have been her first indication that I was gay!
I'm thinking that my grandmother made these matching dresses for my older sister and me. We look like we're wearing the tablecloths from an Italian restaurant. Evidence of the red shoes. Also early evidence of my belly button fetish. I'm so happy I could amuse my family with such antics. Christmas 1973...I've even got momma in on the red this time. The 1974 version of red... And the 1971 look...If you look closely, you can see I have red ruffles on my panties. The best red outfit I ever owned. It included red cowboy boots. I hate western wear now, but I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I got this for Christmas. Cold weather wear in red. My sister and I are on a family trip to Wisconsin in 1977. Who the hell goes on a vacation to Wisconsin? (sorry TKW!) My horrendous Dutch girl outfit. I mentioned this as an embarrassing thing my parents did to me as a child in my Manic Monday post. We aren't even Dutch, so I have no idea why this was a recurring theme in my childhood.
posted by Lisa at 4/26/2006 08:35:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
This Pretty Much Sums It Up
BAD DAY (Daniel Powter)

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It's getting a little difficult to remain my normal ( I use that term loosely!) chipper self. I'm typically an optimist, but I have a few personal things that are really starting to get me down. I find them too personal to write about in here, for reasons that are better left un-explained. Because if I explained the reasons, I'd be saying too much.

The good news is, I may have one of those worrisome items removed from my burden this afternoon. Either that, or I will have some worse news. I'd like to know, either way. I'm one of those people that can handle just about anything, as long as I know what I'm handling.

Somehow, my son came upon the topic of his father and I being locked in a room together for hours on end. I know what it was, he imagined that the ex and I were doing the NPR member drive together. (He's got such a vivid imagination!) He decided that after so long, his father would end up dead. I asked him why and he said he'd drive me crazy and I'd be forced to kill him. (He's not serious!) I asked why it wouldn't be the other way around, and he told me that I'm tougher than his father is. Which is so funny, as his father is an ex-Marine, former stockbroker and VP of a major bank. And I'm tougher, in his eyes. My son went on to explain that people expect his father to be tough, but they look at me and can't see past the surface, so I catch them off guard.

That kid and I have some fascinating conversations, to say the very least!

posted by Lisa at 4/26/2006 08:24:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Foto Pherrets

Our word for this week is:


I am fascinated by bridges. I'm trying to figure out how to take pictures of a few bridges that I adore without getting run down by traffic! I have many photos of different ones, but this is one of my favorites. It was taken at Marian College here in Indianapolis last summer.

posted by Lisa at 4/26/2006 08:07:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
To Tell The Truth
I found this at the Irish Church Lady's Place 01..Long or short nails? Short, of course. 02..Early riser or night owl? I'm trying to be both, which isn't really working for me! 03..On the rocks or neat? On the rocks 04..Risk taker or worrier? Risk taker 05..Sleeptalker or sleepwalker? Sleeptalker, I can carry on an entire conversation. 06..Coffee or Tea? Coffee 07..Skydiving or Swim with sharks? Skydiving. 08..Math or English? English 09..Body Piercing or Tattoo? Tattoo 10..Hot dog or Pogo? I have no idea what Pogo is except for pogo stick. I don't eat hot dogs, so I'll go with pogo. 11..Glass half full or half empty? Full. 12..Debator or peacekeeper? debator 13..Runner or walker? Runner 14..Shop or clean? Clean 15..Neat or messy? Neat 16..Short or Tall? Tall 17..Bikini or one piece? I'm usually too active to wear a bikini modestly as I don't sit around when I'm at the ocean, pool or whatever, so mainly a one piece. Where does tankini fall in the range? 18..Laundry or dishes? Laundry, I hate doing the dishes! 19..Dog or Cat? Dog 20..Beer or wine? Wine, wine, wine
posted by Lisa at 4/26/2006 06:37:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 3 comments links to this post
Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Poem Generator
This poem was generated from http://blogfleurdelisa.blogspot.com at Rob's Amazing Poem Generator. I'm not certain that I'd call this a poem... A good all your score means: posted by Fleur De Lisa is coollisa is absolutely Don't Be embarrassed to experts, I really wanted to prison. lisa at Saturday, April 21, 2006 to give a bit, more independent, scaling of times New wines, running all posted by monkeyqueen9 on all three variables. A visited One I 'm getting those creative times So, I 'm talking to find that life so I wonder what Famous Leader just one, what was a rainy sky as they are moderately accommodating, and my favorite actress and a week. it will Smith The Funny looking as they are you recount receive you cooked this post Way 3.
posted by Lisa at 4/25/2006 10:40:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Back to TMI
TMI Tuesday had a question about kinkiness today. You can read my answer here... See, I told you that kinky is a subjective thing. How else can my variety of scores be explained? Personally, I don't think any of these tests are accurate. But then again, I'm awfully difficult to categorize.
Kinky QuizAccording to experts, I am : 89% Kinky
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How Kinky Are You??
Your totally 100% KINKY. Nothing excites you like whips, chains, handcuffs, and rough sex. Tie you up Turn You on and give it to you rough. Your idea of sex is sometimes painful and quite twisted, Your probably an eye licker! Get a grip!! Take this quiz! Quizilla Join Make A Quiz More Quizzes Grab Code
Expert You scored 66% Kinkiness!
You've done all of the positions in most of the books, you've found out about safe-words and understood what I was talking about with the whole safe-sane-consentual. You've probably discovered at least the BDSM sites online, maybe even local groups and have been learning all about your favorite fetish. You enact those fantasies which aren't too taboo and play out in your head during sex the ones you aren't sure how your partner will react. Remember, communication is everything, they can always say no or ask for a compromise. You never know, they might hold the same fantasy in their head, afraid of how you'll react to it.
My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 20% on Kinkiness
Link: The How Kinky Are You Really Test written by monkeyqueen9 on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
posted by Lisa at 4/25/2006 10:12:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Which Meme Are You?
I have to say that I just don't get it. I would most certainly not be "no hands." As I've mentioned before, I think nice hands are extremely attractive.
Which meme are you?
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posted by Lisa at 4/25/2006 09:43:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
TMI Tuesday
1. Wash up, cuddle or fall asleep? Cuddle and fall asleep. I’m a chick, what did you expect? 2. Favorite term of endearment for a hard-on? I most definitely don’t have one! 3. Did you ever own a fake ID? No, one of the benefits of hanging out with people older than I was (back when I was a minor) was that I could slip in between the cracks and not need an ID. 4. On a scale from 1-10, how kinky are you? I think kinkiness is in the eye of the beholder. It’s such a subjective thing. What one person may find extremely kinky may be rather “vanilla” to another. So, it’s is hard to rate my level…That said, I’ll give myself a 7. 5. How often, if ever, did you sneak out of the house when living at home? More than a few times. I never got caught as my parents thought me to be too sweet and innocent to suspect! Bonus (as in "optional"): Have you ever kissed your partner on the lips after oral sex without brushing teeth, or washing/gargling/rinsing out mouth? Turn on or off? Well, I’m sure I have. I wouldn’t consider it either a turn on or off. But I’m not going to keep jumping up out of bed brushing, flossing, gargling and showering. I’m OCD, but I’m not taking it that far! Just starting out clean is good enough for me. Also From Lizzie: Make Your Own Kama Sutra
posted by Lisa at 4/25/2006 10:42:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
My Coffee Pot
I'm not sure what I've done to it. I only know that it was running all over the counter, with coffee grounds mixed in. I was not very pleased when I walked in to the kitchen and saw that! So, I'm caffeine-free today. Not such a good idea, as it is totally dreary out and all I want to do is crawl back in to bed. I'm hoping this isn't indicative of the way my week is going to go.
posted by Lisa at 4/25/2006 08:33:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Question Of The Day
Age? Do you lie about your age? No, I don't see any reason to do so. I never lie about my age or weight... What's the point? Although my son has been giving me a hard time lately. We were jumping on our trampoline last night, and after about a half hour, I told him I needed to stop. He told me it was because I'm 40. Now, I don't mind being the age that I am, but he doesn't need to add on either! Then he saw a picture of me on my computer. He asked if I was pregnant with him at the time it was taken. I told him, no, it was taken 2 days ago. Sheesh! What's that supposed to mean? He's going to have to learn to be a bit more subtle if he's going to be successful with the ladies.
posted by Lisa at 4/25/2006 08:06:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Monday, April 24, 2006
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