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Saturday, May 13, 2006
Oh No!
Your Political Profile:
Overall: 70% Conservative, 30% Liberal
Social Issues: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Personal Responsibility: 75% Conservative, 25% Liberal
Fiscal Issues: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal
Defense and Crime: 100% Conservative, 0% Liberal
How Liberal Or Conservative Are You?
I knew it....Don't tell anyone, but I'm a registered Republican. I try not to let that word out on the street. I do know why I'm 25% liberal on social issues- gay marriage. That bumped my rating up a few points on liberalism, I'm certain of that.
This in no way means I'm a fan of "W"- let's get that clear here and now!
posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 08:37:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Saturday Six
1. When is the last time you switched from one company to another for an important service? What made you switch? Did the company you were leaving try to make you a better offer to make you stay? I changed from one ISP to another when I moved into my new house 2 years ago. My old company didn't try to woo me back in any way. 2. What emblem or logo was on the last coffee mug you drank from? I like to drink from my "I dreamed my whole house was clean" Anne Taintor mug that I got a few weekends ago. I need a new mug for work. Something that no one else will this is her own. I don't like other people drinking from my mug. 3. On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being a world-class chef and 1 being someone who can't even scramble an egg, how would you rate your cooking ability? I'll give myself an 8. 4. Take the quiz: Are you a good cook?
You Are an Excellent Cook
You're a top cook, but you weren't born that way. It's taken a lot of practice, a lot of experimenting, and a lot of learning. It's likely that you have what it takes to be a top chef, should you have the desire...
Are You A Good Cook?
5. When was the last time you prepared a meal for someone other than yourself or those already living with you? Was it well received? I have no idea. 6. Since it is that time of year, what show's season finale are you most looking forward to? Which show do you wish would just go away? I am looking forward to the CSI finale and the final finale of Will and Grace. I just love that Karen and her alter-ego, Anastasia Beaverhausen!
posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 08:05:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
A Demon, huh?
What demon sleeps inside you ?
You shelter a Water DemonVery quiet and cunning, the water demon is one of the cruelest and most destructive demons once provoqued : he awaits in the shadows the opportunate moment to strike and then, either with the force of a raging sea or the sharpness of a knife, he stabs the most sensible part of the target. Although he will not wake up if unecessary. Then he will show a calm and gentle image of himself. Take this quiz! Quizilla Join Make A Quiz More Quizzes Grab Code
posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 03:02:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Beatle Mania
Favorite Beatles Songs (at this moment and in random order) 1. I Me Mine 2. Maxwell's Silver Hammer 3. Happiness Is a Warm Gun 4. The Ballad of John and Yoko 5. Good Day Sunshine A great flash video rendering of Dear Prudence Revolution #9 backwards. Remember when the "White Album" came out and we were worried that Paul might be dead? Remember ruining our needles playing songs backwards searching for hidden messages? Remember wondering what the entire song of "Revolution #9" would sound like backwards? Come Together flash animation can be found here And yet another flash animation - this one of I Feel Fine
"A photograph of John Lennon's spectacles, bloodstained from when he was fatally shot outside his New York apartment building, sold at auction on April 17 for about $13,000. This image entitled "Season of Glass" was taken by the musician's wife, Yoko Ono, in 1981 and is one of only six such."
posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 11:28:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Happy Mother's Day
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posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 11:06:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Movie Poster

Movie Poster, originally uploaded by fleur_de_lisa@sbcglobal.net.

Now I really do get my star on the Hollywood walk of fame- I've got my own movie.

posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 10:46:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
Clapper Board
I'm ready for my closeup, Mr. Demille
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posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 09:38:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
An Odd Who's Your Mommy Quiz
Your Mommy Is Ayn Rand
What You Call Her: Mummy What people say about yo momma: Yo momma so greasy she used bacon as a band-aid!
Who's Your Mommy?
My mommy is definitely not Ayn Rand! My mom is more of a June Cleaver type. Complete with the cookies, the apron and piano in the living room with family photos on top. I think she's cute!
posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 09:00:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
The Classic Dames Test
Katharine Hepburn
You scored 16% grit, 38% wit, 38% flair, and 14% class!
You are the fabulously quirky and independent woman of character. You go your own way, follow your own drummer, take your own lead. You stand head and shoulders next to your partner, but you are perfectly willing and able to stand alone. Others might be more classically beautiful or conventionally woman-like, but you possess a more fundamental common sense and off-kilter charm, making interesting men fall at your feet. You can pick them up or leave them there as you see fit. You share the screen with the likes of Spencer Tracy and Cary Grant, thinking men who like strong women.

Find out what kind of classic leading man you'd make by taking the Classic Leading Man Test.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 23% on flair
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You scored higher than 23% on class
Link: The Classic Dames Test written by gidgetgoes on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
posted by Lisa at 5/13/2006 08:47:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday, May 12, 2006
Quite a Few Questions
Questions!! From Cat 1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:30- I slept in! 2. Diamonds or pearls? I'm not a big "bling" girl. I have a nice pair of diamond studs that I like. I do have a string of pearls, but I didn't pick them out- they were a gift. 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Cache. I'm ready to go see another movie, maybe this weekend as I'm still one-armed and limited on my choices of activities. 4. What is your favorite TV show? CSI 5. What did you have for breakfast? I was running low on time today so two cups of coffee, a glass of orange juice and a Kashi granola bar. 6. What is your middle name? Ann 7. What is your favorite food? I don't think I can limit it to just one. Does wine count as a food? 8. What foods do you dislike? Pickles, rhubarb, beets and ham 9. What kind of potato chips do you like? I don't really like potato chips that much. I like Charles Chips that come in a big can. 10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I don't listen to CD's. I get music from ITunes and just pick the songs I like and I don't have to commit to the entire CD. Does that make me a commitment-phobe? 11. What kind of car do you drive? Honda Pilot 12. Favorite sandwich? I don't like sandwiches. 13. What characteristics do you despise? Self-absorbed people, ignorance, bigotry 14. Favorite item of clothing? ragged white zipper hoodie sweatshirt 15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? I'm cold tonight so I'd like to go somewhere warm where I can be served tropical drinks with umbrellas in them. 16. What color is your bathroom? My master bathroom is an ivory color. 17. What is your favorite brand of clothing? I like J Crew for comfortable casual. 18. Where would you want to retire? Somewhere warm. 19. Favorite time of day? I love the quality of light in the early morning and the energy and feeling of the night. That explains why I don't get enough sleep. 20. Where were you born? Home of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. 21. Favorite sport to watch? None that I can think of, I'm not a sports watching fan. 22. Who do you least expect to answer this???? President Bush. He hasn't been stopping by my blog much lately. 23. Person you expect to answer first? It can't be Cat,as I stole it from her! 24. Coke or Pepsi? Neither, I don't like soda. But if I had to drink one, it would most likely be Diet Coke with a twist of lime. 25. Are you a morning person or night owl? I've been forced to be a morning person for so many years now. 26. What size shoe do you wear? 8 but my Mizuno's for running are 8.5 27. Do you have any pets? Gatsby my beagador. 28. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with everyone? Yeah, I'm pregnant. No, I'm kidding!! 29. What did you want to be when you were little? A journalist. 30. Is the glass half empty or half full? Half full (most days) 31. What is your best childhood memory? Riding my new bicycle with my older brother and sister. 32. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? I've had the one I have now for 9 years. I'm starting to think that's a bit too long. I'm really needing a new one NOW! 33. What color underwear are you wearing? Actually none right now. 34. Nicknames: Li-Li, La-La or rarely Liza 35. Piercings? One in each earlobe. That's it, and now I think that is a bit odd. 36. Eye color: A very odd color of green. 37. Ever been to Africa? Not yet, but I've wanted to go to Masai Mara Kenya for years. 38. Ever been toilet papering? We call it tee-peeing around here and yes I have. One memorable occasion was with my junior high school church youth group. We hit the church pastor's house that night. 39. Love someone so much it made you cry? Ouch, I hate that feeling. But the answer is yes anyhow. 40. Been in a car accident? Only minor fender benders and never when I was driving. 41. Croutons or bacon bits? I love croutons. 42. Favorite day of the week? Thursday, just because. 43. Favorite flower? stargazer lily 44. Favorite ice cream? Raspberry avalanche with dark chocolate chunks. 45. Disney or Warner Brothers? I haven't seen cartoons in years, my son is too old. 46. Favorite fast food restaurant? None, I don't like fast food. 47. What color is your bedroom carpet? I have hardwood floors. 48. Failed your drivers test? No. 49. From whom did you get your last e-mail from? I have several email accounts, so it's hard to say. 50. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Crate and Barrel, Pottery Barn or Williams and Sonoma- I'm in a home goods mood. 51. What do you most often do when you are bored? Bored? What is that? 52. Bedtime? Last night I turned out the light at 10:15 or so. Of course by that time I was doped up on ****** and ******** ( I never name names, not even with my pain medication) and B had jerked my shoulder out of the socket earlier in the evening (also know as physical therapy exercises.) 53. Who are you most curious about their responses to this questionnaire? Curiosity is one of my weaknesses. I fight it...But it wins sometimes. 54. Last person you went to dinner with? B and the boy. I had mahi mahi at Cheesecake Factory and a few of their fabulous strawberry infused martinis. Did I mention that I love those? 55. Lake, ocean or river? Ocean. 56. How many tattoos do you have? Just one little one I got for my birthday this year. It's a fleur de lis. Most of the time I forget I have it. For starters, I don't "look like" someone who would have a tattoo. Secondly, I have it where no one will see it and lastly there are about 3 people I know IRL (in real life) who I've told that I have it. I guess you can say I like having my secrets... 57. Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Chicken. 58. How many people are you tagging with this? consider yourself tagged.
posted by Lisa at 5/12/2006 09:16:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Five On Friday
1. Do you do spring cleaning? If so, what do you do? I like to pull things out of closets, get rid of stuff I don't need and re-organize. 2. What's the mosted cluttered area/room of your home? The basement. It's my son's domain and he's a pack-rat. 3. How do you split up cleaning duties in your home? Do you have a system? How about a schedule? I do most of the cleaning as I'm the neat-freak. I do some things every day with the bulk of it occurring on the weekend. 4. What are your favorite and least favorite cleaning chores? I like washing clothes (but not folding.) I hate washing dishes by hand. 5. If you could rid yourself of one household chore forever, what would it be and why? Dusting. It's so annoying. That's why I try to keep any cluttery junk to a absolute minimum.
posted by Lisa at 5/12/2006 08:48:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
World's Shortest Personality Quiz
I am not quick to loose my temper. I have a long fuse in that way. However, when it does blow....it's ugly!
Your Personality Profile
You are sexy, powerful, and bold. You're full of passion and energy... Sometimes this passion has a dark side. You feel most alive when you're seducing someone. You never fail to get someone's attention. Quick minded, you're also quick to lose your temper!
The World's Shortest Personality Test
posted by Lisa at 5/12/2006 03:55:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What Color Green Are You?
You Are Teal Green
You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you. Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible. While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks. Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.
What Color Green Are You?
posted by Lisa at 5/12/2006 03:53:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Brain Gender
Stolen from Cat! I've been making a habit of that lately. The result is amusing, but not really surprising. However, I would disagree completely that I wear my heart on my sleeve. That's not something I'd consider doing, it's just not me. Most of the time, how I'm feeling isn't "out there" on the surface. Those few people who can read me know what non-verbal signs to look for in me to figure out what's going on.
Your Brain is 47% Female, 53% Male
Your brain is a healthy mix of male and female You are both sensitive and savvy Rational and reasonable, you tend to keep level headed But you also tend to wear your heart on your sleeve
What Gender Is Your Brain?
posted by Lisa at 5/12/2006 03:34:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Friday Forum
1. If you could have any famous author write your biography, who would it by and why? The first person that comes to mind for some reason is Truman Capote. He'd have just the right flair to "do me right." Seeing as he's dead, that isn't going to happen. I'd rather wait until I'm gone too, if there were to be a biography about me. I'm too private in many ways to want to have all the "interesting details" spilled while I'm alive! 2. Name one song that best describes you. "Extraordinary" by Liz Phair am extraordinary, if you'd ever get to know me I am extraordinary, I am just your ordinary Average every day sane psycho Supergoddess Average every day sane psycho You may not believe in me But I believe in you So I still take the trash out Does that make me too normal for you? So dig a little deeper, cause You still don't get it yet See me lickin' my lips, need a primitive fix And I'll make, I'll make you love me I am extraordinary, if you'd ever get to know me I am extraordinary, I am just your ordinary Average every day sane psycho Supergoddess Average every day sane psycho Supergoddess 3. If you could visit any country in the world, which one would it be and why? Most likely Denmark (even though I hate to be cold!) I'd like to be able to see where my grandfather grew up and visit his family's property. 4. Which celebrity do you most resemble? I've been told Laura Dern. You can see what celebrity you most resemble by going here and uploading your photo. It's fun to see what it comes up with! 5. What is your number one fear? Most definitely snakes.
posted by Lisa at 5/12/2006 08:37:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Friday Fiver
It's All Relative 1. How many siblings do you have? 3- a brother 7 years older, a sister 6 years older and a sister 10 years younger. I guess my parents wanted to stretch out their time of raising children! 2. Do you get along with your family? Yes, for the most part, I do. 3. Think you look like anyone in your family? I've been told that I look like my mother and my older sister. 4. Do you want / do you have any children of your own? I have one son. 5. Special plans for Mother's Day? My parents have now informed me that they're possibly coming on Saturday instead of Sunday. So I have no idea what I'm doing with them. On Sunday we have reservations at Mitchell's Fish Market. My son doesn't like seafood, but it's Mother's Day so I get to pick!
posted by Lisa at 5/12/2006 08:26:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Here's Kristine's assignment this week for Stuff Portrait Friday.
1. Something you have 2 of.

Thank goodness I still have the use of both of these. I'm down one arm this week so I can use all the limbs I can get.

2. Something you wish you had 2 more of. Posted by Picasa

I'll take an arm. I seem to have a faulty one and if I had two more, just think of all I could get done! 3. “Two”

One is the loneliest number that you'll ever do Two can be as bad as one It's the loneliest number since the number one No is the saddest experience you'll ever know Yes, it's the saddest experience you'll ever know `Cause one is the loneliest number that you'll ever do One is the loneliest number, worse than two

- Three Dog Night
posted by Lisa at 5/11/2006 09:15:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 13 comments links to this post
Thursday Threesome
::Moon River:: Onesome: We're after the same rainbow's end- What's your pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Happiness, true friendship, money? Inner peace. It's fairly elusive.... Twosome: Waiting around the bend- Anything interesting coming just 'round the bend for you? That's awfully hard to say, but I certainly hope so. I enjoy anticipation and looking forward to things to come.
Perhaps he knew, as I did not, that the Earth was made round so that we would not see too far down the road. - Karen Blixen
Threesome: My Huckleberry friend- Huckleberries, what are they anyway?? Seriously though, what's the strangest fruit you've ever eaten? Did you like it or hate it? I know Huckleberry Finn and Huckleberry Hound but I don't know what a huckleberry is. I've eaten starfruit and plantains in Hawaii and they were good.
posted by Lisa at 5/11/2006 08:29:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Emo Haiku Generator
I have always known. leaves of broken, shattered glass no one understands
Now if that doesn't cheer you up on this dreary day, I don't know what will!
posted by Lisa at 5/11/2006 08:24:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Need A Laugh?
This was too funny, I had to share! It is a bit long, but worth it for the chuckle.
posted by Lisa at 5/11/2006 08:19:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Foto Pherrets
Paul McCartney said that the long and winding one leads to your door. This week's word is: Road
Astronaut David Wolf Bridge
82nd Street
Indianapolis, Indiana
And Speaking of The Long and Winding Road...
posted by Lisa at 5/10/2006 09:07:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Lens Day
This Week's Theme: Spring

Dogwood Blossom taken in my yard this Spring. It's a lovely tree, I only wish I had a pink dogwood to compliment this one.

You can click on the photo to see different sizes on my Flickr account.

posted by Lisa at 5/10/2006 08:23:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
To Tell The Truth Part Cinq
From the always fabulous Irish Church Lady- You must pick one or the other from each item below. Either state which applies most to you or state your preference. If neither or both apply to you then for the sake of silliness you score a point. Points are bad, people! (But that doesn't mean you should lie just to avoid getting a point ... hee hee) At the end you figure out your total score by subtracting your points from 10. OK? Ready, set, go ... (I'll tell you at the bottom what your score means - it's based on highly scientific surveys! LMAO!) 41..Raisins or grapes? grapes 42..TV or music? music 43..SAHM (or SAHD) or work? I'd rather be a SAHM, but I work. 44..boating or hiking? boating 45..rap or punk? punk 46..Mushrooms or onions? mushrooms 47..Going downtown or going uptown? downtown 48..Truth or dare? dare! 49..Monkeys or walruses? walruses, I hate monkeys. 50..Chiropractor or physiotherapy? chiropractor- I love all that crunching! It appears that I'm definitely definitive this week. What's your score mean? 9-10 - My, aren't we definitive this week! 5 - 8 - Life is full of ups and downs ... but hmmpf, ... who cares? ;) 0 - 4 - I wish I were an Oscar Meyer wiener. :O So don't forget to tell us your score ay? Inquiring minds want to know and don't want to have to do the math for u. Thanks for playing and sharing ... you know we always want the info.
posted by Lisa at 5/10/2006 06:44:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Musing On Movies
To Infinity and Beyond "Ellie, still waiting for E.T. to call?" ~~Contact What are some of your favorite science fiction movies? What sci-fi films do you not like at all? Do you tend to watch a lot of sci-fi movies or do you try to avoid them? I'm not a sci-fi fan. I have seen "Contact" and that was okay. It's just not my favorite genre of film. I've never seen the "Star Wars" movies.
posted by Lisa at 5/09/2006 08:02:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Tuesday Twosome
Tuesday Twosome Your Blog! 1. What two gifts would you like for yourself? A new telephoto lens for my camera and a big wine rack for the dining room. 2. What are your hobbies? Why do you like them? Photography and writing to name two. I enjoy them because they're a creative outlet for me. 3. What two things remain constant in your life? My son and my beliefs. 4. If you were going to be stranded on a desert island, what two items would you want in your pockets? A knife and a flint for starting fires. 5. What two books have changed your life? "Out of Africa" by Isak Dinesen "The Four Agreements" by Don Miguel Ruiz
posted by Lisa at 5/09/2006 07:31:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Ten On Tuesday
10 Things That Remind You Of Your Mother
  1. "Did you go _______ alone?" I'm 36 and my mother still worries if I go out alone....To do anything, anything at all.
  2. Lehman's Mints- she always has some in her purse.
  3. Sheets hung out to dry in the sun.
  4. Drinking hot tea in the afternoon
  5. Methodist church hymnals- I went to church with my mother every week.
  6. Carrying around Kleenex- Mom always has some on her, hidden in some pocket.
  7. Lilac bushes- we had huge rows and rows of them growing in my childhood yard.
  8. "It's been crazy around here." She says this each and every time I talk to her!
  9. Sour cream sugar cookies. Only my mother (and her mother) know how to make them correctly. It's a top secret family recipe.
  10. Jeopardy! Mom loves that show.
posted by Lisa at 5/09/2006 06:20:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Meme Post
Snagged from Cat over at Sweet Memes. When you look at yourself in the mirror, what's the first thing you think? "I look tired!" How much cash do you have on you? $57.00 What's a word that rhymes with "test" Rest- because I took a nap this afternoon. Favorite planet? I'll have to go with Earth as it's the only one I've personally visited thus far. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? Ugh, work. What is your main ring tone on your phone? "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt. What shirt are you wearing? a white polo shirt with a pink jacket over it. Do you "label" yourself? I certainly try not to, as I find that to be too limiting. Name the brand of your shoes you're currently wearing right now. Puma Bright or Dark Room? I like bright rooms unless I'm trying to sleep. What do you think about the person who took this survey before you? She's a meme queen! What were you doing at midnight last night? Out cold snoozing! What did your last text message you received on your cell say? Something funny from B. We were waiting in a restaurant together and instead of talking to each other, we texted. Goofy, isn't it? What's a saying that you say a lot? "Hold On" Who told you they loved you last? Ian, when he got home from school. Last furry thing you touched? My puppy when I got home from picking up my son from school. How many drugs have you done in the past three days? Does caffeine count? Other than that, I've had to take a few pain pills for my shoulder. I didn't take any all day during the day yesterday and took one at bedtime. How many rolls of film do you need to get developed? None, I'm strictly digital. Favorite age you have been so far? 33 was a good year. Your worst enemy? Myself. What is your current desktop picture? Yet another picture I took a few weeks ago. I change my desktop photo often. What was the last thing you said to someone? "Could you empty the dishwasher, please?" to my son. If you had to choose, would you take a million bucks or the chance to change a major regret? Show me the money baby! I'm trying to give up regrets as it does nothing to serve me. The last song you listened to? Oddly enough, I have no idea.
posted by Lisa at 5/09/2006 05:56:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
TMI Tuesday
1. After a night of great sex, who do you tell? How much? I never kiss and tell. Never, ever, ever! 2. Should prostitution be legal? I don't agree with it, on basic principle. However, I don't believe that the "oldest profession" is ever going to cease, therefore I feel that making it legal would reduce some of the allure and help keep it better regulated thereby reducing the spread of STD's. 3. On a scale from 1-10, how selfish are you? 3- not nearly enough sometimes! 4. Name something you haven't tried, but have been thinking about trying. I can't think of anything at the moment. 5. If you could have sex with any celebrity, who would you pick and why? (and don't think of this question as cheating... you aren't attached at the time, k?) :) Come on now, I have one good arm at the moment, what celebrity would want to have sex with me right about now? Ha HA! Unless there's a strange fetish out there about sex with people in arm slings. And if that is the case, I wouldn't want to have sex with the person who had said fetish! So, that takes us back to sqare one... I think I've answered a similar question in a past post, here. Bonus (as in "optional"): Have you ever dyed your pubic hair or shaved it in a pattern? Nope.
posted by Lisa at 5/09/2006 01:04:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
It Must Be My "Magnetic" Personality!

I had my MRI yesterday. I had to hand over my bra (might have metal in it), my jewelry (ditto) and lie perfectly still while Velcro-ed down to a table. Sounds like a bad date I once went on. (I'm just kidding!)

As I was seeing the orthopedic this morning, I got a copy of the MRI on CD to take with me. Of course, my curious nature took over and I had to pop it into my own computer to take a look. Like I know what I am looking at! Still, it was an interesting thing to me. I have a digital x-ray system at my work, so it was fascinating to compare the abilities of the programs. I don't know a thing about shoulders, so this shot of my MRI looks a bit like a slab of a ham steak. Just another reason why I will never eat ham. I detest the stuff. Anyhow, I digress...

I had my meeting with the ortho. doctor this morning, as I've already stated. For some reason, he couldn't get all 15 views of the MRI to open, just this first "ham steak" one pictured above. It wasn't really enough for him to see what was going on. They did take 4 x-rays and I did not break (or re-break) my clavicle. I did that a few years ago with a kayak.

He did say that I separated my shoulder and tore some of the ligaments in there. I have to do some physical therapy exercises, ice and heat and wear this stupid sling for at least another week and a half.

The good thing is, I hurt my left shoulder and I'm mainly right handed. But I'm also amazed that you really need two arms/hands for many, many things!

Things I can do with only one arm:

  1. Drive (just don't call me on my cell phone unless I have my Bluetooth on!)
  2. Type (okay, I still use the left hand, just in a limited way.)
  3. Hold a glass of wine (but opening the bottle is a bitch! I'm just kidding- I haven't had any wine.)
  4. Talk on the phone (but not while doing #1, #2 or #3)
Obviously, I've lost my ability to multi-task with this injury.

I'm currently at a loss for anything else...any suggestions?

posted by Lisa at 5/09/2006 12:00:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
Monday, May 08, 2006
Flickr Badge
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting FleurDeLisa's Flickr Badge
posted by Lisa at 5/08/2006 08:33:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Monday Madness
1. List three words that describe YOU.
  1. mischievous
  2. curious
  3. vivacious

2. List three words that describe YOUR HOME.

  1. welcoming
  2. tidy
  3. comfortable

3. List three words that describe YOUR TOWN.

  1. conservative
  2. slow-paced
  3. clean

4. List three words that describe YOUR STATE.

  1. Flat
  2. Corn -covered
  3. sports-obsessed
posted by Lisa at 5/08/2006 01:39:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Curious As A Cat
It's Monday Morning and I'm Curious.... What are some of the things in your life that you feel you honestly deserve? Deserve is such a touchy word with me. I believe that if you feel you deserve the "good" things that happen in your life, on the flip side, you would therefore deserve the "bad" things too. I am all for personal responsibility and free will. But I don't think that "bad" things happen only to "bad" people. What is the best gift you've ever received? The best gift I've ever received is my Canon Digital Rebel I got for Christmas this year. It's the gift that keeps on giving to me!
posted by Lisa at 5/08/2006 01:29:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Lizzie Quizzie
(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸A Lizzie Quizzie!¸.•'´¯)¸.• 1. How much tv do you watch a day? Very little. I have the news on in the morning while I'm getting ready but that's about it. 2. On a scale of 1-10, how "handy" are you around the house? About a 3. It was a major miracle that I hung my own curtains a few weeks ago. 3. Do you use air freshener, incense, or other smelly things in your home? :) No, I don't really like those things. I like to have fresh flowers in my house though. I do have a great candle next to my bathtub by the Tyler Candle Company that I bought at Twentyfive Home Store. I love that place! 4. Approximately how many days are you sick a year? It seems so far this year I've been sick about half of the time! 5. If you could redo any room in your home right now, which would you choose? Why? I'd love to have the finished half of my basement re-done. It's been over taken by my son and I'd like to recapture at least some of it for a bar area and perhaps a poker table and pool table. 6. Have you ever had a nice fish tank? If so, fresh or salt water? I've had a few. I had a saltwater tank a long time ago when I was married. My son has a small tank of his own in his room now. His fish live forever! 7. Would you ever want to get a makeover? No thanks. 8. What is your favorite thing to do on weekends? Sleep in just a bit, lounge around in jammies while drinking an entire pot of coffee, shoot some photos, spend time with my fam, enjoy some great conversation over a bottle of wine and cook a meal (when I have both arms to do so!) 9. Send us to a cool webby! Lulu.com - Publish and Sell your work Bacpack.com- Getting organized couldn't be easier Zillow.com- Get home values and a bird's eye view of the address entered 10. The _________ _________ gets the ___________. The second mouse gets the cheese.
posted by Lisa at 5/08/2006 01:00:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Monday's A Bitch
Old Skool 1. What book were you forced to read in English class that made you want to gouge your eyes out? I'm a big lit fan, so I enjoyed most of the classics we had to read. I'd say the one I disliked the most was Johnny Tremain. I don't know why exactly, as I normally enjoy historical pieces. But I'm not much of a Revolutionary War period buff. 2. What was your best elementary school science project? I did a really enjoyable one on optical illusions. I still think they're interesting. 3. What was your favourite thing to do at recess? Tetherball and four square. 4. Did you ever participate in a school play? I was in many, many school plays up through middle school. I didn't take drama class in high school so I couldn't be in the productions. 5. Describe your most embarrassing school photo or early fashion faux pas. (Bonus points if you have a picture to post ;)) I have the photo, but Blogger's being naughty and won't let me post pictures. I was in kindergarten and I had a red polyester jumpsuit with white stitching on it. It had those huge, wide collars on it and bell bottom legs. Absoulutely hideous!
posted by Lisa at 5/08/2006 09:27:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
How Sinful Are You Quiz
Found over at the ever-fun Sweet Memes
Your Deadly Sins
Lust: 40%
Gluttony: 20%
Pride: 20%
Sloth: 20%
Envy: 0%
Greed: 0%
Wrath: 0%
Chance You'll Go to Hell: 14%
You'll die of a yet to be discovered STD.
How Sinful Are You?
posted by Lisa at 5/08/2006 08:56:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Manic Monday
Pop Culture Pesonality Quiz
1) In high school I was _______________. shy (believe it or not!) a National Honor Society student and much too well-behaved for my own good! 2) If I were to be on "American Idol" my audition song would be ____________. Barefoot by K D Lang. It's not really in my vocal range (way too low for my voice) but this is all in imagination anyhow (as I really don't sing well) and I admire a smooth yet deep voice on a woman so I'm going with what I like, not what I should do. 3) Choose One: Simon/Garfunkle - Paul Simon Window Seat/Aisle Seat - Window seat Desperate Housewives/Soprano's - Soprano's 4) After a long hard day, I like to kick back with _______________. a good glass of wine, a book or a soak in my tub. 5) The first R-rated movie I ever saw was ____________________. I can't recall the name of the movie my friend and I were trying to go see. We were about 14 or 15 and her father dropped us off at the theater. The guy working there asked to see our ID's and of course we didn't have any. So instead of seeing the R-rated movie (with the name that escapes me) we were forced into seeing the film "King David." We were the only 2 people in the theater, so to liven things up a bit we danced on top of the seats and played cards. 6) The first person I call when I have good news ________________. is B, as she's always happy to share 7) What is in my glove compartment: ________________________. Title and regisration (of course) plus the instuction manual on my car that I've never read and a pair of extra gloves and earmuffs left over from winter. 8) My porn name is:____________________________________. (childhood pet's name + Street You Grew Up On) Princess Glenwood
posted by Lisa at 5/08/2006 08:05:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Sunday, May 07, 2006
My creation

My creation, originally uploaded by fleur_de_lisa@sbcglobal.net.

posted by Lisa at 5/07/2006 09:57:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post

Cost of Bush's Ego War In Iraq
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