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Saturday, May 20, 2006
posted by Lisa at 5/20/2006 06:57:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
13% Hera, 40% Demeter, 40% Aphrodite, 6% Athena
Before you read which goddess you are most like, please understand that these goddesses represent the extreme personality traits that we all share. Just because you scored most on Hera doesn't mean that you are cruel and jealous. . . it just means that you share some of the traits (to a lesser extreme) that she represents.

Hera-- Hera is the queen of the gods. She is the patron of marriage and childbirth. She is extremely jealous and vengeful, however she is extremely devoted and never cheats. She is beautiful but often appears ugly due to her bad nature. She is powerful and always in charge of her surroundings. She doesn't easily forgive and will hold grudges against those who betray her. She enjoys her position of power and often punishes those who consider themselves superior to her in anyway. She doesn't trust often and that trust is always in doubt.

Demeter-- Demeter is the goddess of grain, agriculture and plants. She is matronly and dignified. She is very devoted to those that she loves and is proud of her ability to grow and create. However, when hurt she strikes out at everyone to make sure the world shares her pain. She is mostly down to earth. She is passionate about what she likes and indifferent about everything else. She is often single minded and goal oriented. She feels her emotions strongly. When she is happy she is ecstatic but when she is unhappy she is very depressed.

Aphrodite-- Aphrodite is the goddess of Love beauty, sex appeal, and fertility. She can charm anyone. She loves to laugh, however it is hard to tell if she is genuinely laughing or merely mocking those she has charmed. She loves beautiful things and people people. She has many lovers and doesn't settle with one person for too long a period. She is often superficial and can be jealous and spiteful. Her jealousy doesn't compare with Hera's. Aphrodite is mostly only annoyed by others thinking they are superior because she honestly believes that no one does compare to her. Its more of a nuisance than an actual threat. She has many friends because people are drawn to her however, very few are close because she tends to be only interested in herself.

Athena-- Athena represents wisdom and knowledge. She is a warrior and is known for protecting and respecting people like her. She is a patroness of heroes. She sticks to what she believes to the point where she is often mistaken for stubborn. She is also known for her generosity and kindness. She enjoy intellectual pursuits and is impressed by crafts and creativity. She is merciful and just. She believes in action and taking part of a conflict to resolve it. She is strong, independent, opinionated and wise. The art is done by Jonathan Earl Bowser.

This test tracked 4 variables. How the score compared to the other people's:
Higher than 7% on Hera
Higher than 48% on Demeter
Higher than 90% on Aphrodite
Higher than 7% on Athena
Link: The Which Goddess Are You Test written by lindseystell on Ok Cupid
posted by Lisa at 5/20/2006 06:30:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
This song totally sticks in my head. I'm not a fan of country music by any means. But I thought I'd share this, so maybe it could get stuck in your head too. Feel free to thank me anytime.
posted by Lisa at 5/20/2006 05:51:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
I like fireworks
"And though sometimes we only stayed together because neither of us could afford the rent on our own, we've worked through all the tough shit and we're happy with each other. It's not a hearts and flowers and fireworks relationship. It's contentment and company and friendship and stability"
I read this the other day in a blog I read now and again. It depressed the hell out of me. Can't you have contentment AND fireworks? Lesbians... I swear sometimes! Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
posted by Lisa at 5/20/2006 05:15:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Space Filling Curve Art Generator
Make one for yourself here.
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Friday, May 19, 2006
The Original Lewis Ice Bag

I should explain a line in my "magazine cover"
This is a photo I took tonight of my Authentic 1940's The Lewis Ice Bag. You place your ice for your mixed drink into this bag and bash the hell out of it with the little bat that comes along with it. (I forgot to take a photo of that.) Anyhow, it's quite enjoyable at the end of a long week to smash the ice to smithereens and then pour it into the shaker for the martini. I highly recommend one.

posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 10:30:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Martini Mamma Magazine

As promised, goal number one was to try a lemon-drop martini. I like fresh-squeezed lemonade, and this was similar, only with a kick.

posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 10:02:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What is your fave... 1. ... laugh out loud scene from a movie? The demonic newscaster in Bruce Almighty 2. ... tearjerker scene from a movie? Shelby's funeral in Steel Magnolia's 3. ... action scene from a movie? The fight scene on the stairs in The Untouchables 4. ... movie make-out scene? The refrigerator scene in 9 1/2 weeks (what an excellent use of fruit!) 5. ... movie montage? I'm too damn tired to think of one right now...
posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 08:52:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday's Feast
Feast Ninety-Four Appetizer What is the last thing you had to have repaired? My camera, and I still don't have it back. Soup If someone gave you $2,000 with the stipulation that you had to spend half of it on yourself and give the rest to charity, where would you spend the $1,000 and which charity would receive your remaining $1,000? I'd spend the first k on some camera goodies. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence would receive the remaining grand. Salad What is one of your favorite songs from the 1980s? The Boys of Summer by Don Henley Main Course You enter a pet store. Which section do you go to first? Doggie toys Dessert On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being highest, how athletic are you? 7
posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 07:27:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Fun
Just fill in the blank!! 1. The one thing I want to be sure I do this summer is ____________. go on a wonderful vacation 2. My favorite thing to eat for breakfast is ____________. pancakes, waffles, french toast (I love breakfast!) 3. My favorite outfit is ____________. nothing at all 4. The accomplishment I am most proud of is ____________. being a good mother to my son 5. The weirdest thing about me is ____________. I cannot sleep on sheets with a pattern on them 6. I want to become better at ____________. writing, photography, EVERYTHING! 7. My least favorite household chore is ____________. washing dishes- I love to cook but hate doing the dishes 8. My favorite music/song/artist is ____________. I can't say I have an all time favorite, but I love The Beatles 9. The color I like least is ____________. purple 10. I am going to ____________ this weekend. make lemon-drop martinis, go to the Broad Ripple Art Fair on Saturday, take some photos, perhaps go see a movie and possibly some other things I'm not going to list here
posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 06:27:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Friday Fiver
What songs would you play to match these situations? 1. At a sporting event: Rock N' Roll Part Two- Gary Glitter You'd know it if you heard it. 2. At a party/social event: As it's almost summer I'll go with outdoor barbeque party music- Bamboleo- Gipsy Kings 3. Utterly depressed: Breathe Me- Sia I love this song. It's not a cheerful one however. Help, I have done it again I have been here many times before Hurt myself again today And, the worst part is there's no-one else to blame Be my friend Hold me, wrap me up Unfold me I am small I'm needy Warm me up And breathe me Ouch I have lost myself again Lost myself and I am nowhere to be found, Yeah I think that I might break I've lost myself again and I feel unsafe Be my friend Hold me, wrap me up Unfold me I am small I'm needy Warm me up And breathe me Be my friend Hold me, wrap me up Unfold me I am small I'm needy Warm me up And breathe me 4. Driving in a car: Running on Empty- Jackson Browne with gas topping $3.00 a gallon, I can see why I'd be running on empty! 5. Feeling lustful: Turn Me On- Norah Jones Norah has a beautiful voice, very calming yet sexy.
posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 05:26:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
FOUR FOR FRIDAY Q1 - Travel: When was the last time you boarded an airplane, and where did it take you? I'm not certain exactly when it was, but I flew to Puerto Rico. Q2 - Security: Do you think National Guard troops should be deployed to bolster security along the U.S. / Mexican border? I'm not certain if it will help, but I'm not against it. Q3 - Dreams: Do you remember your dreams? If so, describe the most recent dream you can remember Yes, I do remember my dreams and it's nothing I need to be writing about in here. Q4 - You Say: Finish this sentence: "When I woke up this morning..." I was looking forward to my morning cup of coffee as I'm exhaused by Friday.
posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 05:21:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
This week, Kristine over at Random and Odd has challenged us with the following: 1. Something Discarded 2. Lay down on the ground and find something ugly and make it beautiful. 3. Take a picture in the style of the person that inspires you. #3 is wide open - meaning if you took a picture that you wouldn’t have normally taken, but you thought, ‘hey so-in-so would love this’. Share with us your inspirations!! My dog loves to chew up any tissues she comes across. My son must have thrown this one away in my home office and she got her little paws on it. Posted by Picasa Coffee beans- they're beautiful tasting! My son saw this tiny water fountain and wanted me to take a photo of it. I think we water looks like ice. Posted by Picasa
posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 02:43:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 7 comments links to this post
Five On Friday
Bookworm 1. What was the last book you read? As I had written last night, I was attempting to read "The Screwtape Letters"- but I just couldn't make it through- it was depressing me. 2. What book(s) are you reading now? I just bought "Possible Side Effects" by Augusten Burroughs last night at Borders. I didn't have much time to read it last night, but I was laughing out loud in the bit I did get in to. 3. Do you have a library card? Do you use it? I do have a library card. I don't use it much. I prefer to purchase my books. 4. How do you choose a new book to read? I get recommendations from friends. 5. We all had to read books in school. Which was your favorite? Your least favorite? Do you think you would feel differently about them if you read them now? I enjoyed much of the Steinbeck I read in school. I had to read "Johnny Tremain" when I was about 12 or 13 and I hated it. I have so many different life experiences now than I did all those years ago, so I have a lot more to draw upon when I read.
posted by Lisa at 5/19/2006 06:41:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Thursday, May 18, 2006
It's All About Me...Yet Again
From Teena What is your full name now? Lisa Ann (I'm not telling you my last name!) What colour pants are you wearing right now? None, it's bedtime. What are you listening to right now? The weather forecast on the news. What was the last thing you ate? Does wine count as food? If not, I had the salmon at Magianno's for dinner tonight. Do you wish on stars? No If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Some exotic shade of red How is the weather right now? It's Indiana, so it changes contstantly. I wasn't paying attention to the weather, so I have no idea Who's the last person you spoke to on the phone? B- she called me after the finale of Will and Grace. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Yes How old are you today? 36 Favourite drink? Argyle Pinot Noir Favourite sport? I don't like to watch sports Hair colour? Blonde Siblings? An older brother, and older sister and a younger sister. Favourite food? Puccini's or Bazbeaux's loaded with veggies. What was the last movie you watched? "The Sixth Sense" Favourite day of the year? The first day of summer What was your favourite toy as a child? My woobie or my pistols and holster that went with my fantastic cowboy outfit. Summer or winter? Summer all the way! Hugs or kisses? Depends on who is giving 'em Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla for ice cream, dark chocolate for candy. Do you want your friends to email you back? Sure Who is most likely to respond? I have no idea. Who is least likely to respond? Everyone else Living arrangements? A house. What is under your bed? Just my super secret lock box Who is the friend you have known the longest? Tracy What did you do last night? I was in a super-evil crappy mood. My son was gone with his dad for the evening so I picked up a salad from the ever-popular Puccini's for dinner. Favourite smell? Ralph Lauren "Blue", the scent of my son's skin when he was a baby, freshly ground coffee, hot blacktop Favourite TV show? CSI Happy in life? Depends on the day you ask me What are you afraid of? Snakes, needles, clowns Plain, buttered or salted popcorn? My dad's super-secret recipe- I have no idea how he makes it Number of keys on your key ring? I'm not walking down there to look, so I will guess around 13 Do you make friends easily? I think so How many people will you be sending this to? No one ... they can get it from here
posted by Lisa at 5/18/2006 10:23:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
What Goddess Are You Quiz
You Are Psyche!
Eternally in search of purpose and insight. You're curious and creative with a total sense of wonder. Totally empathetic, you pick up on other's moods easily. Just be sure to pamper yourself as well!
What Goddess Are You?
posted by Lisa at 5/18/2006 10:13:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Scratch That
I gave up on reading "The Screwtape Letters" - I just can't do it. It's not me, and it's not going to be me. It was depressing the hell out of me. I'm so not one to give up on a book (well, hell- on anything else either!) The only other one I can recall that I couldn't get through was "Cry, The Beloved Country"- I don't know why but I just couldn't make it through. Normally my curiosity alone gets me through... When I try too hard to be "textbook good" I end up screwing myself. I'll try for a little happy medium. I went into "textbook bad" land a while back and made my life a living hell. Moderation... balance. I'm giving it a try. So now I'm reading a book that is more, well, me....
posted by Lisa at 5/18/2006 09:26:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Will & Grace
I'd say I'm part Will (Mr. OCD) and part Karen (or is it Anastasia Beaverhausen?) The ying to my yang. You just never know which one you're going to get.
posted by Lisa at 5/18/2006 08:57:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Thursday Threesome
Onesome: 303-- In what household product line is this number used as a size? Can you guess, or will you have to hit the link? I had no I idea about this one, and I cook. Twosome: 451-- Where is this number used in a title? Bonus: without Google, what is the significance of the number? I know it must be Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I read the novel many years ago but cannot recall the significance of it today. Threesome: 501-- Where is this number used to denote a style? Ah, you should know this one Shrink to fit and a button fly too.... Levi's 501 blues...
posted by Lisa at 5/18/2006 08:46:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Thursday's Challenge
CURRENT Theme is "PASSAGEWAY" (Stairs, Hallway, Door, Porch, Tunnel, Bridge, Escalator, Elevator, Road,...)

I see this a both a literal passageway- a door; and a figurative passageway into the afterlife. I see layers upon layers here, the stained glass in the front of the crypt, the stained glass in the back of the crypt and the reflection of both.

Taken with a Canon Digital Rebel EOS. Feel free to click on the photo to view larger and for further details.

posted by Lisa at 5/18/2006 08:31:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
3X Thursday
1. Are there medicines you have to take everyday? If so, is it a drag? There are probably medicines I should take every day, but I won't. So yes, I suppose it was a drag. I don't like pills. 2. Are you more of a Western medicine fan, or Eastern? Wny/why not? As my usual approach to many things in live, I blend what I see is the best of both worlds. 3. Are you one of those people who avoids doctors at all costs and just self-medicates as need be, or do you check in with a 'professional' from time to time? Let's get one thing straight- I hate the doctor. I hate going there, I hate the smell, I hate her poking around on me, asking me questions and most of all I hate getting poked with needles. I am a very bad patient, I admit it. I didn't go to the doctor for about 5 years. I fianally gave in and went last year and I am paying for my years of staying away now. Or maybe I'm just getting old! ;-)
posted by Lisa at 5/18/2006 08:14:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
R-A-O You scored 33% Non-Reductionism, 55% Epistemological Absolutism, and 55% Moral Objectivism!
You are an R-A-O: a metaphysical Reductionist, an epistemological Absolutist, and a moral Objectivist. What does this all mean? Well, keep reading to find out.

Metaphysics: Reductionism (Monism or Positivism) In metaphysics, my test measures your tendency towards Reductionism or Non-Reductionism. As a Reductionist, you like to cut away the metaphysical fat as opposed to multiplying concepts and entities like so many baby rabbits. The two broad categories of Reductionists that my test recognizes are Monists and Positivists.

1. Monists do not cut away the metaphysical fat so much as they just put the meat into a grinder and synthesize the fat into the meat. They tend to condense particular things and ideas into a Unity or Absolute, in other words. If you believe that reality is ultimately a unity and that mind and matter both exist but are simply two different ways of looking at the same substance, then you are a neutral monist in the sense of Spinoza. If you believe that reality is ultimately an Absolute because a whole is more than just the sum of its parts, proven by the fact that we can never have knowledge of a particular thing unless we also grasp its relations to the ultimate Absolute or whole of reality with which it is bound up, and if you feel that this Absolute is characterized by Spirit or Mind, and not matter, then you share the same views as Hegel and even Plato to a degree. A monist--because he or she believes that reality is a Unity or Absolute--tends to synthesize all particulars into universals, deny the reality of matter (Hegel) or mind (Spinoza, sort of), and so on. These concepts are all cast into the meat grinder and come out as a unified whole. Famous monists include philosophers such as Hegel, Spinoza, and Parmenides.

If none of the above sounded like you, then you are most definitely the other type of Reductionist. 2. Positivists, unlike monists, do not synthesize two apparently competing views into one--instead, they do away with one of the views, that being the one that cannot be empirically verified. A positivist, then, cuts away the metaphysical fat as meaningless conjecture about nothing in particular. He relies primarily on a tool called Ockham's Razor to shave away these ideas. Ockham's Razor states that we should do away with any hypotheses that needlessly multiply explanatory entities. For instance, in regards to the dispute about the existence of universals, a positivist tends to adopt the position of nominalism--which is the belief that only particulars are real. A universal is only a linguistic construction we use to put particulars into groups--meaning we can reduce all universals to the sum of their parts, that being particulars. After all, we can never have empirical experience of "whiteness", only particular things that are white--nor have we ever observed the universal "mankind", though we can observe individual men. On the mind-body problem, a positivist will be likely to do away with the concept of "mind", reducing it to a material product of our brain functioning. This position is often referred to as the Identity-Theory, because it equates mental states to states of the brain. Clearly, a positivist tends towards a materialistic outlook. Positivism will also revile any idealist conception of reality, which maintains that the world of experience and perception is merely a phenomenal world, whereas the "real" world lies underneath experience and is fundamentally unknowable. A positivist will tend to do away with the idealist hypothesis as needless and unverifiable. Well-known positivists include Carnap, Ayer, and Wittgenstein.


Epistemology: Absolutism (Rationalism or Pragmatism) My test measures one's tendency towards Absolutism or Skepticism in regards to epistemology. As an Absolutist, you believe that objective knowledge is possible given the right approach, and you deny the claims of skeptical philosophers who insist that we can never have knowledge of ultimate reality. The two types of Absolutists recognized by my test are Rationalists and Pragmatists.

1. Rationalists believe that the use of reason ultimately provides the best route to truth. A rationalist usually defines truth as a correspondence between propositions and reality, taking the common-sense route. Also, rationalists tend to believe that knowledge of reality is made possible through certain foundational beliefs. This stance is known as foundationalism. A foundationalist believes that, because we cannot justify the truth of every statement in an infinite regress, we ultimately reach a foundation of knowledge. This foundation is composed of a priori truths, like mathematics and logic, as well as undoubtable truths like one's belief in his or her own existence. The belief that experiences and memories are veridical is also part of the foundation. Thus, for a rationalist knowledge of reality is made possible through our foundational beliefs, which we do not need to justify because we find them to be undoubtable and self-evident. In regards to science, a rationalist will tend to emphasize the foundational assumptions of scientific inquiry as prior to and more important than scientific inquiry itself. If science does lead to truth, it is only because it is based upon the assumption of certain rational principles such as "Every event is caused" and "The future will resemble the past". Philosophy has a wide representation of philosophical rationalists--Descartes, Spinoza, Liebniz, and many others.

If that didn't sound like your own views, then you are most likely the other type of Absolutist: the Pragmatist. 2. Epistemological Pragmatists are fundamentally identified by their definition of truth. Truth is, on this view, merely a measure of a proposition's success in inquiry. This view is a strictly scientific notion of truth. A proposition can be called true if it leads to successful predictions or coheres best with the observed facts about the world. Thus, for the pragmatist, knowledge of reality is possible through scientific reasoning. A pragmatist emphasizes man's fallibility, and hence takes baby-steps towards knowledge through scientific methodology. Any truth claim for a pragmatist is open to revision and subject to change--if empirical observations lead us to call even logical rules into question (like quantum physics has done for the law of the excluded middle), then we can and should abandon even these supposed a priori and "absolutely certain" logical rules if they do not accord with our testing and refuting of our various propositions. As a consequence of this, a pragmatist doesn't feel that scientific knowledge is based upon unfounded assumptions that are taken to be true without any sort of justification--rather, they believe that the successes of scientific inquiry have proved that its assumptions are well-founded. For instance, the assumption of science that the future will be like the past is adequately shown by the amazing success of scientific theories in predicting future events--how else could this be possible unless the assumption were true? Pragmatism borrows elements from realism and yet attempts to account for the critiques made by skeptics and relativists. It is essentially a type of philosophical opportunism--it borrows the best stances from a large number of philosophical systems and attempts to discard the problems of these systems by combining them with others. Famous pragmatists of this type are Peirce and Dewey.


Ethics: Objectivism (Deontology or Logical Positivism) In Ethics, my test measures your tendency towards moral Objectivism or moral Relativism. As a moral Objectivist, you are opposed to Subjectivist moral theories and believe that morality applies to people universally and actually describes objects and situations out in the world as opposed to just subjects themselves. The two types of moral Objectivists my test recognizes are Kantian Deontologists and Utilitarians.

1. Kantian Deontologists believe that the one intrinsic good is a good will. As rational beings capable of making decisions, the moral worth of our decisions is ultimately derived from the intentions behind our actions, not their consequences. A moral being does the right thing not out of recognition of any consequences, but out of a sense of moral duty. For Kant, a good will is the ultimate good because to deny the will is to deny the one thing that makes us rational, moral beings. If an act will accord with or further our status as free, rational beings, and it is possible to will the universalization of such a moral principle without infringing upon our good wills, then an act is good. Kant's categorical imperative provides an objective standard to judge moral worth--it is not hypothetical in the sense of other imperatives, which hide a latent if-clause. For instance, "Eating razors is good" is good ONLY if you tack on an if-clause that says something like: "If you wish to destroy your gums." Thus, the categorical imperative is good, not just IF something is the case, but in ALL cases. It requires people to treat others as ends, and not means to ends, for to treat everyone as a means to an ends would be to deny them their ability to function as rational, free beings--which is what makes morality possible in the first place. The major propnent of this view in the history of philosophy is, quite obviously, Kant.

If that didn't sound like your position, then you are probably the other variety of moral Objectivist--the Utilitarian. 2. Utilitarians define "happiness" or "pleasure" as the sole intrinsic good, and the principle "The greatest pleasure for the greatest number" best reflects a Utilitarian view of ethics. Utilitarianism is a consequentialist moral theory, meaning the consequences of an action--not the intentions behind it--determine the act's moral worth. Even if you intended to do great evil with a certain act, if the act produces a net gain of pleasure and happiness for the greatest number, then it was indeed a good act because your intentions weren't realized. What matters in this scenario, obviously, is the consequences of the act. Utilitarianism, of course, can also be reduced to Hedonism. If you do not feel that the greatest happiness of the greatest number matters, but only pay heed to the greatest happiness of individuals, then you are more adequately classified as a Hedonist. But both Utilitarians and Hedonists define "pleasure" as an intrinsic good and determine the moral worth of an act through its consequences. The only difference is whether we measure the collective pleasure of a group or only an individual's pleasure. Prominent Utilitarians include Bentham and Mill.


As you can see, when your philosophical position is narrowed down there are so many potential categories that an OKCupid test cannot account for them all. But, taken as very broad categories or philosophical styles, you are best characterized as an R-A-O. Your exact philosophical opposite would be an N-S-R.

This test tracked 3 variables. How the score compared to the other people's:
Higher than 13% on Metaphysics
Higher than 43% on Epistemology
Higher than 53% on Ethics
Link: The Sublime Philosophical Crap Test written by saint_gasoline on Ok Cupid
posted by Lisa at 5/17/2006 09:07:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
Well...Allrighty then!
Lisa's sexual nickname: "Cherry Pie" Take this quiz at QuizUniverse.com
Lisa -- [adjective]: Tasting like strawberries 'How will you be defined in the sexual dictionary?' at QuizUniverse.com
Lisa will go to jail for ... Mooning some cops 'What sexual activity will you go to jail for?' at QuizUniverse.com

Since when is mooning some cops a sexual activity? When anyone asks my mother to name something bad I did when I was a kid she always mentions the time I was at a party when I was about 13 and the cops busted us for mooning cars. In retrospect, I'm sure the police were cracking up about it...we were a bunch of teenage girls. They just told us to go home. I can still picture the spotlight shining on my best friend's behind. Talk about shocked! I'm sure we did go home after that scare!

You have an awesome imagination, and often put it to use for sexual purposes. You are very romantic and don’t hook-up with random people very often.
Because sex to you is about showing your love, you are incredibly romantic in bed, and very giving. You tend be in a serious relationship more often then not.
Sex matches: Taurus, Cancer, Scorpio
Take this quiz at QuizUniverse.com
posted by Lisa at 5/17/2006 08:26:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Lens Day
The Lens Day Challenge for this week is: Signs
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posted by Lisa at 5/17/2006 07:46:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Are you more... 01) A conscientious lawn mower who cuts it at least once a week or a procrastinating lawn moving avoider who lets it reach nigh jungle level before you cut it? Conscientious, of course. 02) One who likes to have sex while music is playing or one who likes to have sex without any musical distraction? I wouldn't say that music is distracting...if you're concentrating on the music, well...something's not going right! 03) The kind of person who would have a fire (bonfire or in a firebowl) despite local laws prohibiting them or the kind of person who wouldn't because, hey, they're illegal? I like fires. I also have a firebowl. 04) A hard-spot-to-get weed-whacker user or an "if the lawn mower can't reach it, it's not getting cut" type? Whack-em 05) Preferring of wooden decks or preferring of stone / formed concrete blocks / brick decks? I have a deck on this house but I've had a flagstone patio before. 06) A fan of winter sports (hockey, skating, curling) or summer sports (baseball, golf, volleyball)? Summer, all the way. 07) Happy with your neighbours or unhappy with your neighbours? My neighbors are sweet and watch out for me. 08) One who tries to shoo away bees / run away from them or one who leaves them alone knowing they'll just go away once they realize you're not a flower and not a threat? I actually like bees. 09) A lover of structured fun or a lover of unstructured fun? Fun is fun...I don't need structure in that department. 10) Selfish with your possessions or selfish with your personal time? I like my personal time.
posted by Lisa at 5/17/2006 07:33:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
To Tell The Truth
This week's offering from The Irish Church Lady- OK I will remind the returning players and for the benefit of the newcomers how this works. 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. (Hold on - Points are bad)! At the end you figure out your total score by subtracting your points from 10. Okey dokey? As always, the score result you end up with is based on a very scientific survey (I'll give you the link when I find it in my head, 'k) Ya and tell us your score / results or we have to figure it out. 51..soup or salad? salad 52..boxers or briefs? Um, neither. Thankfully, none of the women I know wear boxers. I'd be very afraid! My son is a strict devotee of the boxer-brief. How's that for TMI? ;-) 53..pushup bra or pull in the reinforcements? Neither. Just leave the girls alone... 54..money or kicks? Kicks! 55..blog or snooze? See these dark circles under my eyes? Blog. 56..escargots or frogs legs? Escargot, although I've had both. 57..next purchase or last purchase? Last purchase. I like to savor. 58..funny silly or funny smutty? Both! 59..Christmas or Easter? Christmas 60..turkey or ham? I hate them both, but ham more so. What got me on to those last two I dunno. 'k so what's your score mean? You're dying to know! "Oh I love your scientific survey's Church Lady! Please tell me!" 9-10 - You've got class but can get down 'n dirty with the best of 'em. 5 - 8 - The power of suggestion always works. Let's all sing now "Feliz Navidad, Feliz Navidad" 0 - 4 - Je ne sais pas. Je ne m'inquiète pas. There's a doggy in my bed. It appears that I've scored a six this week....Hmmm...
posted by Lisa at 5/17/2006 08:32:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Upside Down
I feel this way too, literally...  Posted by Picasa
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Hooray for Hollywood
When I lived in So. Cal. I went to go see the real Hollywood sign. It's not very impressive, to tell the truth. I like this one much better!  Posted by Picasa
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Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Tuesday Twosome
Tuesday Twosome Your Blog! Not deep, not shallow... 1. Do you think you were born into this world for a specific purpose, why or why not? I believe that all of us were...perhaps we won't know why until the end of our lives, and maybe not even then... 2. Do you have an old resentment or unhealed hurt? How has it affected you? I'd say I have a few unhealed hurts. I can think of three big ones, major life events. I'm trying to let go, but it isn't easy. I'd say they've made me more calloused, but I'm not certain if that is a good thing or a bad thing. 3. Describe the perfect spring day. Tell about an activity you would do on that day. I love sunshine and warmth. This evening is a perfect example of what I'd want to do- I went for a nice walk with my son and my pup. He chattered away telling me about his day. I'm so glad he feels free to talk to me like that. 4. Name two people who are alive today you would love to meet and describe why: I have no idea. 5. Make up two new words and then give them definitions: hudge- to get into ones' personal space. "Don't hudge me, you are sitting too close." called off- to become tired of something. "I'm called off on Puccini's and I don't want to eat there tonight." Okay, I didn't actually make them up. Hudge is a word my siblings and I use and called off (although technically two words) is something my son says.
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State Of The Union Parody
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Question of the Day I and II
Oh, the Fences So, my little one just began singing the song, "Don't Fence Me In" as sung by Roy Rogers. It fits her so well. It could be her theme song. So, what's your theme song?

Ophelia Ophelia was a bride of God A novice Carmelite In sister cells The cloister bells tolled on her wedding night Ophelia was the rebel girl A blue stocking suffragette Who remedied society between her cigarettes And Ophelia was the sweetheart To a nation overnight Curvaceous thighs Vivacious eyes Love was at first sight Love was at first sight Ophelia was a demigoddess in pre-war Babylon So statuesque a silhouette in black satin evening gowns Ophelia was the mistress To a Vegas gambling man Signora Ophelia Maraschina Mafia courtesan Ophelia was the circus queen The female cannonball Projected through five flaming hoops To wild and shocked applause To wild and shocked applause Ophelia was a tempest cyclone A goddamn hurricane Your common sense, your best defense Lay wasted and in vain For Ophelia'd know your every woe And every pain you'd ever had She'd sympathize and dry your eyes And help you to forget Help you to forget And help you to forget Ophelia's mind went wandering You'd wonder where she'd gone Through secret doors down corridors She wanders them alone All alone ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Dinners Ready You have a new friend, things have been going great. You are now invited to dinner, arrive at your friends home and everything is perfect, alot of work has obviously gone into this dinner. The only problem, the main course is something you hate. What are you going to do?

I'm not going to eat it. Why pretend? I feel it's better to be honest. I'll just eat the salad and drink the wine. There is salad and wine, isn't there?

posted by Lisa at 5/16/2006 09:52:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Musing On Movies
Cover me! "We're going to need considerably bigger buns." ~~Calendar Girls How do you feel about nudity in films? Does the potential nudity content affect whether or not you will see a movie? Have you ever seen a movie that you would have liked better if it had less nudity in it? Oh, I'm fine with nudity. I'm not your typical prudish American. ;-)
posted by Lisa at 5/16/2006 09:45:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
In Other Words...
This Week's Quote It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -- William G. McAdoo How timely....I think I'm the ignorant man (er, woman) today. Well, not ignorant, but questioning what I previously held as a self-truth. I've got to mull over this all for a while...
posted by Lisa at 5/16/2006 09:39:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
TMI Tuesday
From the always entertaining and irrepressible LizzieDaisy 1. Can you be in love with someone you don't trust? Unfortunately, yes. Been there, done that, won't do it again. 2. If someone shoves you up against a wall while kissing you, your reaction is? That just depends on my mood. Most likely, whoo-hoo! 3. Would you rather have a partner who has been around the block or a virgin? Knowing your stuff is a good thing to me. I'm a bit old to be knowing any virgins anyhow... 4. On a scale from 1-10, how controlling are you? Are we talking in or out of bed? Out of bed, I'm fairly controlling on many issues (or so I've been told!) In bed, well- you know what they say- controlling on the streets, submissive in the sheets... 5. The old Dear Abby question... if you had to pick between kissing/affection/cuddling or sex/sexual touching and could only have one for the rest of your life, which would you pick? Why, oh why do I have to pick? That is so not right! I mean, what is one without the other? :-) Bonus (as in "optional"): Have you ever told someone they were good in bed when they weren't? No way...
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Monday, May 15, 2006
This and That
I talked to my mother Saturday morning, and found out that she and my dad were going to be showing up at my house in a few hours. Uh-oh... Earlier that week she had told me that they weren't coming as she had volunteered to do a brunch at church. (That is so my mother!) So, I had made reservations at Mitchell's and went on about my merry way. And then, this... For some reason, I always get ferklempt when my parents come to visit. (If you don't know what ferklempt means, Google it- that is why God made Google!) One of the reason is that I feel compelled to be "textbook good" when they are around. That's a lot of stress on me for two entire days! Of course, they don't want to go out to eat on Sunday...They are bringing steaks to grill at my house. Um, I don't eat steak. Nevermind... I made the mistake of wearing a pair of jeans that are a bit too large for me. Bad idea- for two reasons. One, if they fall down too far, my tattoo will be visible. I have no intention of telling my parents about my tattoo. Actually, I have no intention of telling much of anyone I know IRL (in real life) about it. It's my own private thing. I'm a girl that likes to have my secrets. Anyhow, reason #2- it gave my mother a reason to say that I'm too thin (not!) and I would have some "meat on my bones" (God, I hate that expression!) if I ate red meat. So, eat your steak, honey. Not only did my father char hunks of meat on my grill, they made somewhere in the neighborhood of 6 extra steaks. What in the hell am I supposed to do with that? Needless to say, I'm tired after that weekend. I'm one of four kids....and they came to stay with me...on Mother's Day. I guess B is right....I am their favorite! LOL So, next weekend...I am doing what I want. That will most likely involve taking in a movie of some sorts and going to the Broad Ripple Art Fair. I'm a sucker for that kind of thing. It's my artsy-fartsy side. Who knows what else I'll come up with to get into. But at this point, I'm only dreaming...it's Monday.
posted by Lisa at 5/15/2006 09:42:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
How one of my IM chats appear in cartoon style
You too can cartoon-ify and save your IM chats. Scary isn't it? Go here to try it out. By the way, I'm the judge looking guy. I want them to make me look like a girl. That is my request. I'm not saying who the other chatter is.... that's noneya' -AKA none of your business. LOL! you there? yes how ya doin? I how are you doin are we from NJ now? what did ya smokey bones LOL ewww yuck sorry where r ya? Moe and Johnny feeling like crap just now again I me too sucky what are you doing? working oh okay no prob I oh ya? yeah I I it is passing good but I am wondering if I have a bug it keeps coming back sounds like you might I am tired too yep I dunno why just am well get well for this weekend, ok ok why? cause...so we can do something fun like? go to the BR art fair? I don or what? hey, is that this weekend? yes indeedy goody I love that stuff yeppers my water smells like Mary Jane here to change the subject oh my yeppers maybe it is just me don too darn late~!
posted by Lisa at 5/15/2006 08:09:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post

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