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Saturday, June 10, 2006
Scrabble Me
Pholph's Scrabble Generator My Scrabble© Score is: 15. What is your score? Get it here.
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Photo Scavenger Hunt
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This Week's Hunt Theme: Community

I'm very fortunate to have a community filled with lovely parks and open spaces, along with all the amenities that come along with a larger city. Overall, Indianapolis is a very clean city. Unfortunately, we've been getting some bad publicity lately.

This was taken at White River State Park facing the RCA Dome- Home of the Indianapolis Colts.

posted by Lisa at 6/10/2006 10:12:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 13 comments links to this post
Friday, June 09, 2006
The Southern-ness Test

Yer' going to Jackson- so comb yer' hair! Sorry- that song from "Walk the Line" sticks in my head. Actually I don't believe that I've ever been to Jackson.

My parents are Yankees and I never had a Memaw- but I know what one is. I had a grandmother or a bestamor (Danish for grandmother.)

I expect my tea to be "unsweet" because that is the only way you can get it up here. Therefore, I make my own sweet tea and keep it in a big jar in the fridge. I eat grits and I actually like okra. Maybe I am misplaced?!

Displaced Southerner You are 79% true Southern!
You're pretty Southern, but something is keeping you from being a true Southern Belle or Gentleman. Maybe you've moved, or maybe your parents were Yankees and brought you up without ever taking you fishing or hunting or to Memaw's for chicken and black-eyed peas. You know your Southern facts and culture, but that literature still escapes you. And when you order tea at a restaurant, you expect it to come "unsweet." Yikes. Next time you have the chance, visit a classic Southern downtown area and spend an afternoon just soaking it in... Montgomery, Birmingham, Jackson, Natchez, Memphis, Charleston, Atlanta, or even New Orleans!
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 Southerliness
Link: The Southern-ness Test written by gwennykate on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
posted by Lisa at 6/09/2006 08:00:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
How Obsessive?
You Are 52% Obsessive
You're somewhat obsessive, especially when it comes to a couple things (like horrifying thoughts or cleanliness). As long as your quirks aren't interrupting your life, it's all good.
How Obsessive Are You?
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What is your Dosha?
Doshas are known as TRIDOSHA, which is a part of MAULIK SIDDHANT [Basic Principles] of Ayurveda. These Doshas are three mainly, but when combines,total makes Seven. These are known as Dwidoshaj, if combines two and when all three combines, known as TRIDOSHAJ or SANNIPATAJ. The 3 main doshas (sometimes translated into English as humours) are: Vata (combination of the space and air elements), Pitta (analogous to the fire element), and Kapha (combination of water and earth elements). However there is no equivalent word to translate "DOSHA" in english language, because the concept of HUMOUR is different to the concept of 'Ayurvedic Tridosha'.
Your Dosha is Pitta
You have a quick mind, a gift for persuasion, and a sharp sense of humor. You have both the drive and people skills to be a very successful leader. Argumentative and a bit stubborn, you have been known to be a little too set in your ways. But while you may be biased toward your own point of view, you are always honest, fair, and ethical. With friends: You are outgoing and open to anyone who might want to talk to you In love: You are picky but passionate To achieve more balance: Be less judgmental of those around you, and take cool walks in the moonlight.
What's Your Dosha?
posted by Lisa at 6/09/2006 07:38:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
You Are Japanese Food
Strange yet delicious. Contrary to popular belief, you're not always eaten raw.
What Kind of Food Are You?
posted by Lisa at 6/09/2006 07:21:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
This week Kristine has handed out the following as our SPF ASSIGNMENT: 1. A wide open space. 2. Brightness 3. In the dark SPF this week is brought to you by with the help of Dictionary.com 1. ap·er·ture An opening, such as a hole, gap, or slit. A usually adjustable opening in an optical instrument, such as a camera or telescope, that limits the amount of light passing through a lens or onto a mirror. The diameter of such an opening, often expressed as an f-number. The diameter of the objective of a telescope.

A Wide Open Space- Indianapolis is one flat town, in the middle of one flat state. When we drive through the countryside, my son and I joke it's either corn on the right and beans on the left or corn on the left and beans on the right. I didn't think taking a picture of corn would be too interesting, so I ventured out to "the highest spot in Indianapolis" -- the hill atop Crown Hill Cemetery and shot the wide open skyline of downtown Indianapolis.
Brightness- This statue is actually a sundial at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. I wanted to show how the bright sun would show the time on the dial, but that shot wasn't working for me.

In The Dark- Exposure: 30 sec (30) Aperture: f/3.5 Focal Length: 21 mm

Taken at about 9 o'clock in my backyard. I loved the silhouette of the trees.

posted by Lisa at 6/09/2006 01:23:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 22 comments links to this post
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Thursday Thirteen
Thirteen Things Lisa wants to do on her extra days off this week...
I've taken a couple of days off from the rat race!
1…. Finally pick up my camera from the repair shop. My Digital Rebel has been in the shop since March!
2... Paint my son's bathroom- right now it is blue with bugs and butterflies- a bit much for a 13 year old.
3... Sort through all the papers on my desk (didn't I just do that?!)
4... Go out and take some photos with my newly-returned camera. I've missed her!
5... Brave the dark recesses of my son's room and attempt to clean it up while he is gone.
6... Get caught up on all of my magazine reading. I have about 2 months worth.
7... Call my mortgage company and see why the escrow account hasn't paid the homeowner's insurance. I hate calls like this on my days off- they can suck up so much of the precious free time parked on terminal hold.
8... Update my iTunes and iPod a bit. I need some new music on there, to keep things fresh.
9... Go for a long bike ride. I'll stick to paved trails this time. I went mountain biking a few weeks ago and messed up my shoulder for a while.
10... I'm guessing that I'll blog a bit. But not too much- there's a lot of other things I want to do and it is easy for me to get sucked in.
11... Take the time to drink the entire pot of cofee each morning while watching the news.
12... Work in the newly-created flower bed under the apple trees. I have some great plans that include a bench and a path with our home-made stepping stones.
13... Read. I love to read. Right now I'm reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" again. It's a very different experience the second time (and 20 some years later.)
Get the Thursday Thirteen code here! The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun!
posted by Lisa at 6/08/2006 10:39:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 3 comments links to this post
Thursday Challenge
Welcome to Thursday Challenge. Thursday Challenge is for fun and learning. A theme is announced on this site each week. You may either take a new photograph related in some way to the theme or select one that you have taken previously.
Current Theme- "Weather"

posted by Lisa at 6/08/2006 10:21:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Lens Day
This Week's Theme: Childhood

posted by Lisa at 6/07/2006 10:24:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
TTT or PYP - Part Neuf
Tell the Truth or Pick your Preference If you play, go tell Irish Church Lady!
Pick one or the other from each item below. Either state which applies most to you or state your preference. (if you're a lady and it's a guy thing, pick your preference) If neither or both apply or you can't pick only one preference then for the sake of total wackiness you lose a point. Your starting points are 10. To see what your score means read below. 81..rollercoasters or scary movies?
rollercoasters 82..turkey or roast beef? neither. 83..watch TV or listen to music? listen to music. 84..garden or play a sport? Sports- must be why my garden looks so bad! 85..golf or tennis? Tennis- but I haven't played in a long time. Golf is too slow paced for me. 86..candy or gum? Candy but only if it is dark chocolate. 87..flirt or play hard to get? Hard to get. 88..butt or chest? Butt 89..lock your keys in your car or leave your lights on? Leave my lights on. It is nearly impossible to lock my keys in my car as I have a "clicker." 90..waterski or sail? Sail- I'm a terrible at skiing. I scored a 9! How scary!! So what's your score and what does it mean? It's very logical (in ICL's mind, anyways): 9 -10 - You've got it all figured out dontcha? ~ such that your funeral must already be prearranged. 5 - 8 - You win some, you lose some! Oh well, what's fer dinner, anyways? 0 -4 - Trouble follows you everywhere, or maybe you just like looking for it! Here Trouble, Trouble, Trouble ... Here kitty, doggy, poochy, GPiggy, hammy, snakey, spidey, froggy, ferret, chinchilla .... or whatever you are!
posted by Lisa at 6/07/2006 09:28:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Random Paragraph Generator
Fleur De Lisa raves throughout the recognizable classic. The inverted priest changes on top of an example. A Textbook Good Visit rolls Fleur De Lisa into the selfish clone. The ancient postscript prompts A Textbook Good Visit into a dominant. Next to Fleur De Lisa puzzles A Textbook Good Visit.
When I entered a primary and secondary subject at this site- it came up with this odd bit.
posted by Lisa at 6/06/2006 09:26:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia or Happy June 6, 2006
Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is a fear which originates in the belief that the Biblical verse, Revelation 13:18, indicates that the number 666 is linked to Satan or the Anti-Christ. Outside the Christian faith, the phobia has been further popularized as a leitmotif in various horror films. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobes avoid things related to the number 666, such as a building in which the number is prominently displayed. Rarer is trying to avoid the number as it relates to other numbers. For example, the fraction two-thirds has a repeating decimal of .666. (Note that in base 12, two-thirds is 0.8, and 0.666 is the fraction 6/11.) A severe hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic may avoid this as well as 5/3, 8/3, 11/3, etc. People with this phobia consider it bad luck to get 3 sixes in a hand of poker, even though this is usually quite a good hand. (From Bits and Pieces)
posted by Lisa at 6/06/2006 09:19:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
A Few Funnies

This happened at a local TV station. I didn't see it live at the time, because I don't watch channel 6. I did hear a lot about it though and I'm guessing that whoever wrote that on the telestrator was in serious trouble. Being a reporter is a dangerous job!

Don't you just hate it when things like that slip out?

posted by Lisa at 6/06/2006 08:49:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
TMI Tuesday

1. My biggest sexual turnoff is __________?

Hairy men with hairy ears, backs, fingers, armpits… Ugh!

2. Do you think being virgins when married would make your marriage more trustworthy and/or special? That approach didn’t work for me.

3. What is the best flirting technique: innuendo, telling a dirty joke, talking about sex life, or physical contact? Innuendo. Half of the fun is in the subtleties of the back and forth. The mind is a very powerful thing.

4. How long before you sleep together? (Um, that's meant to be funny...) After about 4 drinks. That’s meant to be funny too!

5. What do you think the average number of sexual partners your sex (i.e. male or female) has in their lifetime? Do you think most people lie when asked? I had to read this a few times to get it. On average, how many sex partners has a female had in her lifetime? I’d venture to guess 4. Yes, I do think that most people lie when asked. I would tell the truth, but you didn’t ask. ;-)

Bonus (as in "optional"): When you climax, the best thing your partner can do to make it even better is ___________? I think I’ll pass on this one- we’ve finally ventured into TMI land for me!

Here is an interesting link that Lizzie had up too- ABC News American Sex Survey

posted by Lisa at 6/06/2006 11:59:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
A Lizzie Quizzie 1. Have you bought a new swimsuit yet? Will you if you haven't? No I haven't but I suppose I will. 2. When was the last time you went out to eat? Where did you go? Last Friday- Magianno's- I think I practically live there! 3. How often do you visit the library? Do you return on time? I haven't in quite some time- I like to buy my books. 4. When something breaks, do you call a repairman, a friend or fix it yourself? I'm not very handy when it comes to that sort of thing, so I call someone. 5. How much time do you spend in your car a day? Normally, less than an hour. 6. What do you consider a reasonable car payment? $400.00 or so. 7. When was the last time you visited an amusement park? Which one? I can't recall- most likely Disney World. 8. Adventuresome or Cautious? Mostly adventuresome. 9. If you could be any one OTHER person for the day, who would it be? Anastasia Beaverhausen! LOL 10. Cats are _____________? something I don't have.
posted by Lisa at 6/06/2006 07:33:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
Unerwear Oracle
What Your Underwear Says About You
When you're bad, you're very bad. And when you're good, you're still trouble! You're comfortable in your own skin - and don't care to impress anyone.
The Underwear Oracle
posted by Lisa at 6/06/2006 07:32:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Monday, June 05, 2006
Why- What -Where
Why I cannot sleep in on sunny days. The sun is in just the right position to hit me in the eyes. It is a combination of the time of year and location of this window in my bedroom. I can't complain as I love sunny summer mornings. Also, I have this to wake up to...a lovely rose I cut from one of my rose bushes yesterday. It sits on my nightstand. I can just make out the stacks of books I have behind it. Where I got the rose... The bush is a bit out of control as I did not prune it when I should have. It is wonderful to open my dining room windows and smell the roses.
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Just Another Manic Monday
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting What is the worst vacation you've ever been on? It is a toss-up... Two different trips come to mind. One is a trip that was part business and part "fun"--only the fun part wasn't fun at all. I had to go to a seminar to Orlando, Florida with 2 co-workers and my boss. Well, my boss thinks it is "fun" to all share a room, like it is a big slumber party. So there were 4 women in one room. The other 3 snore-- loudly. And to top it off, the boss got dumped via telephone message by her husband. Therefore, she cried all day at Disney World. Just another reason why I don't enjoy the "House of Mouse" anymore. The second trip was a visit to Gulf Shores, Alabama a few years ago. I was excited about it, I'd never been and I love the ocean. We rented a condo right on the beach. Unfortunately, so did B's siblings and mother. Needless to say, I didn't "feel the love" or any of the alleged "Southern hospitality" on that little trip. It was the first (and dare I venture to guess only) time I'd met any of her family. On the first full day there I got one of the worst sunburns I've ever had, plus a latex reaction from the elastic in my suit. I still have the marks from that one. Where did you go on vacations with your family when growing up? I grew up in Indiana, so we went to your typical Midwestern spots. Many of our trips were partially work trips for my father, so we went where his business took him. Lots of trips to Florida and quite a few to Wisconsin there for a while. I specifically recall a trip to Disney World for July 4, 1976- talk about packed! Also, I loved our visit to Mackinac Island, Michigan. I was fascinated by the bridge. If you could set the national speed limit for all highways, what would it be? I know that high speeds are dangerous, but I love to drive fast. I lived in Southern California, where it wasn't uncommon to drive 90 MPH on the 5 or the 405 on a daily basis. It didn't help much that I had a 1965 Mustang at the time that would fly. I also had a Jeep Wrangler then, but it is not enjoyable to drive 90 with the top down. The top was always down because it didn't rain. So, to answer the question, I'll go with a somewhat reasonable 75MPH. If money were no object, would you rather fly or drive on a vacation? Fly, most certainly. I get really carsick. Not a fun way to go...
posted by Lisa at 6/05/2006 09:33:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 4 comments links to this post
What Kind of Puppy?
You Are a Boxer Puppy
Energetic, playful and good with kids. You've also got a wild spirit that can't be trained or tamed.
What Breed of Puppy Are You?
posted by Lisa at 6/05/2006 08:53:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Curious As A Cat
Questions for Week Number Twenty-One: What do you think the most important human emotion is? Why? Joy- without joy there would be no appreciation for the beauty of life. What would you do if you were Superman or Superwoman? Fly to work instead of drive! Oh, and come up with a better outfit for Superwoman too. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
posted by Lisa at 6/05/2006 08:40:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
Sunday, June 04, 2006
5 Things Meme
Stolen from Jen 5 things in my refrigerator.....
  1. Iced Tea- of course, as it is summer now.
  2. Lactose free organic milk. I need my calcium!
  3. Asparagus for my kabobs I'm making this evening.
  4. Organic half and half for my daily coffee
  5. Organic plain yogurt- very useful for many things.

5 things in my closet.....

  1. Not me! LOL
  2. Way too many shoes.
  3. Purses
  4. Clothes divided by color
  5. My laptop case on one of the many shelves.
5 things in my purse.......
  1. My wallet
  2. OriginsLip gloss
  3. A pen- I never know when I need to jot something down.
  4. Benadryl- I also never know when I'm going to be exposed to latex or something else I'm allergic to.
  5. Tiny Altoids, Sugar Free- I usually carry Schmints, but I'm branching out.

Let me know if you play and I'll come check it out!

posted by Lisa at 6/04/2006 08:53:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post

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