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Saturday, June 17, 2006
You are 60% Pisces
How Pisces Are You?
You Are 52% Lady
You're part lady, part modern woman. Etiquette is important to you, but you brush aside rules that are outdated or silly.
Are You A Lady?
posted by Lisa at 6/17/2006 09:00:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Photo Hunt
Photo Hunt 13: Sports
We like to get out early in the morning (in our jammies sometimes) and play Bocce ball before it gets too hot out. Yeah, the grass needs to be cut! Posted by Picasa
posted by Lisa at 6/17/2006 09:14:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 26 comments links to this post
Thursday, June 15, 2006
This week, Kristine over at Random and Odd has assigned the following:
My Puzzle
Could someone please tell me where all the dirty laundry comes from?
My Best
My current best, most favorite pinot noir in my best-est Riedel wine glass. It just tastes better when it is in a great glass!
Something Old

My grandfather's "Daily Aide" from 1943. The Daily Aide was the precursor to the Day Planner or the Palm Pilot. Reading it gives me an insight to a man I never knew as he died when I was a baby. His sense of humor really comes through. If you look closely at the first picture of the book it says "I shit my pants today." I laughed out loud when I first read that.
posted by Lisa at 6/15/2006 09:27:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 19 comments links to this post
A Quiz or Two
You Communicate With Your Ears
You love conversations, both as a listener and a talker. What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions. You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself. Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.
How Do You Communicate?
You Are 0% Redneck
I'll slap you so hard, your clothes will be outta style. You ain't no redneck - you're all Yankee!
How Redneck Are You?
You Are 24% Sociopath
From time to time, you may be a bit troubled and a bit too charming for your own good. It's likely that you're not a sociopath... just quite smart and a bit out of the mainstream!
Are You A Sociopath?
posted by Lisa at 6/15/2006 08:49:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Thursday Thirteen

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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! Be sure to update your Thirteen with links that are left for you, as well! I will link to everyone who participates and leaves a link to their 13 things. Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!
Thirteen Books Lisa wants to read this summer:


Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi

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    The Brambles by Eliza Minot
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    Sellevision: A Novel by Augusten Burroughs


    The Complete Stories by Flannery O'Connor


    Their Eyes Were Watching God (P.S.) by Zora Neale Hurston


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    The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


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    One Mississippi : A Novel by Mark Childress

    posted by Lisa at 6/14/2006 10:50:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 7 comments links to this post
    Your Daily Dose
    posted by Lisa at 6/14/2006 08:17:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
    Lens Day
    posted by Lisa at 6/14/2006 07:08:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
    Foto Pherrets

    This Week's Theme: Cute

    Okay, I may be a bit biased here, but I think my little chunky monkey (back when he was little and chunky!) and his "cousin" are the epitome of cute!
    posted by Lisa at 6/14/2006 06:40:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
    Tuesday, June 13, 2006
    TMI Tuesday
    1. Stubble... good or bad? How often do you shave? Stubble is very, very bad on either sex. I shave each and every day, all year round...no skipping. 2. Have you ever let someone else shave for you? What parts? :) Nope. 3. How old were you when you lost your "innocence" (not necessarily sex but what took you into the "adult" world)? Who, me? I am still innocent. LOL 4. Ever Googled an ex? No, I never thought of doing so. 5. Have you ever flirted (or more) at work in order to get ahead? No. Bonus (as in "optional"): How much time do you spend on foreplay? How long would you like to spend? Honestly, I've never checked my watch to see how long! LOL I think I am one of those rare women that it doesn't take much. Also from Lizzie
    posted by Lisa at 6/13/2006 06:02:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
    Monday, June 12, 2006
    A Lizzie Quizzie
    (¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸A Lizzie Quizzie!¸.•'´¯)¸.• 1. What are three traits you inherited from your father? A sense of humor, tenacity, love for the outdoors. 2. Do you prefer quiet or commotion? a mix of both. 3. Charcoal or gas grill? I'm terrible with charcoal so I have to use gas. 4. What is your favorite soup? My homemade italian peasant soup. 5. Do you read the comics? No. 6. Do you shred your bills/mail? Yes, most certainly. 7. Tomatoes... a fruit or a vegetable? Do you like them? I know they are really a fruit but I eat them as a veggie- and yes I like them. 8. Do you have a pool or have a membership to one? Neither :-( 9. When was the last time you had company over for dinner? I don't know. 10. Did you watch the Windfall pilot? If you won the lottery, how would it change your life? No I didn't- I don't watch much TV. I'll be honest and say that if I won the lottery I would most certainly quit my job.
    posted by Lisa at 6/12/2006 06:04:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
    Post Secret
    I love Post Secret. It is a site where you can anonymously contribute your secrets- regret, hope, funny experience, unseen kindness, fantasy, belief, fear, betrayal, erotic desire, feeling, confession, or childhood humiliation.
    posted by Lisa at 6/12/2006 10:36:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
    Manic Monday
    If, for one month, you had to live day and night at any one retail store, which one would it be? IKEA- I'd have my choice of beds at night, sofas to lounge on during the day and there is even a cafe for when I get hungry. If, for one month, you could live at any famous residence or home in the entire world, which one would you pick? Biltmore Estate- It is so enormous it would take me the entire month to go through the place.
    posted by Lisa at 6/12/2006 09:22:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
    Monday Madness
    1. I have a picture of _____ on my computer desktop. lemons 2. There are _____ pictures hanging on my living room walls. 5 3. My big goal for this week is to _____. plant my flowers 4. I plan to visit _____ blogs this week. an unknown number of 5. The weather we're having right now is _____. sunny but cool, I was actually cold last night 6. I really should _____ more often. get enough sleep
    posted by Lisa at 6/12/2006 09:00:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
    Sunday, June 11, 2006
    You scored 36 Right-Brain, 9 Left-Brain, and 63 Dual-Thinking!
    Which category did you score highest in? That's your dominant brain hemisphere. Only about 2% of the population are "whole brain" thinkers. Most people have a strong preference for either left brain or right brain thinking. If you scored highest in: Left brain: You're more likely to use logic when making decisions. You enjoy analyzing situations, and don't mind paying attention to detail. You're effective at recognizing patterns and developing strategies, and tend to be cautious about taking risks. You may not have confidence in your ability to draw pictures well. Right brain: You're an intuitive thinker, and can see the "big picture." You're more likely to be artistic and creative. You are also more likely to understand and enjoy symbolism, spirituality, and philosophy. You enjoy drawing pictures. Dual-brain: Your brain hemispheres communicate with each other effectively, making you highly adaptable to many situations. Read the other two descriptions and evaluate how the ability to think of both the literal and the figurative have helped you make difficult decisions and to learn tough topics in your past.
    This test tracked 3 variables. How the score compared to the other people's:
    Higher than 39% on Right-Brain
    Higher than 0% on Left-Brain
    Higher than 93% on Dual-Thinking
    Link: The What Kind of Brain Are You Test written by MsTerious1 on Ok Cupid
    posted by Lisa at 6/11/2006 10:01:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
    What Color Is My Heart?
    Your Heart Is Purple
    For you, love is about establishing and developing a deep connection. If it's true love, it brings you more wisdom and inner strength. Your flirting style: Sincere Your lucky first date: An afternoon at a tea house Your dream lover: Is both thoughtful and expressive What you bring to relationships: Understanding
    What Color Heart Do You Have?
    posted by Lisa at 6/11/2006 09:49:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
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    posted by Lisa at 6/11/2006 08:57:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
    A Needy Meme
    Hop on over to Google search, put in your name, followed by the word, "needs." Then, take the first ten sentences that make sense, and write them in your journal/blog. 1. Lisa needs braces . (no thanks, I've already had them and my teeth are fine. This was the most common result and a reference from "The Simpsons".) 2. Lisa needs a tree. (I love trees, how about a weeping cherry? Could you come and plant it too?) 3. Lisa needs a family that can provide stability, love and structure for her. (Am I up for adoption? I'm a bit old for that.) 4. Lisa needs help! (Sure- send some now- hired help, a maid perhaps.) 5. Lisa need to get a life. (Ouch) 6. Lisa needs to ditch her bangs. (but then what would hide my huge forehead?) 7. Lisa needs Bearcat love. (Um, excuse me?) 8. Lisa needs a book. (Lisa always needs a book!) 9. Lisa needs a slap. (Not if you want to keep the hand that did it.)
    posted by Lisa at 6/11/2006 06:56:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
    A Meme- Just Because
    1) How old do you wish you were? 31 2) Where were you when 9/11 happened? I was driving to work when the first tentative reports were coming in. We spent the day at work glued to the TV. 3) What do you do when vending machines steal your money? I don't eat from vending machines. 4) Do you consider yourself kind? Sometimes, but not always... 5) If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? I already have one small one, on my rear, where no one will see it...Perhaps no one wasn't the correct choice of words, how about where the general public will not see it. 6) If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be? Farsi 7) Do you know your neighbors? Yes 8) What do you consider a vacation? Any time off work and away from home. 9) Do you follow your horoscope? Not really, no. 10) Would you move for the person you loved? I have, more times than I care to count. That is how I ended up where I am now. And now, I stay put due to another person I love, my son. 11) Are you touchy feely? That depends on if I know the person or not. 12) Do you believe that opposites attract? To a certain extent. 13) Dream job? Author, photographer, tour guide in Kona, Hawaii. 14) Favorite channel(s)? I don't watch enough TV to have one. 15) Favorite place to go on weekends? Bed! 16) Showers or Baths? I like both, but I only want a bath when I can take the time to soak. 17) Do you paint your nails? Toenails- in the summer. Fingernails- never. 18) Do you trust people easily? On the surface, yes. 19) What are your phobias? Needles, clowns, snakes. 20) Do you want kids? Just the one I've already got. 21) Do you keep a handwritten journal? Not anymore. 22) Where would you rather be right now? On a warm sandy beach watching the sunset with a drink at hand. 23) Heavy or light sleeper? Heavy 24) Are you paranoid? On certain issues, yes 25) Are you impatient? Not really 26) Who can you relate to? I have no idea. 27) How do you feel about interracial couples? I'm all for loving whomever one wishes to love. 28) Have you been burned by love? Not that I can think of, but I'm guessing I've done some burning! 29) What's your favorite pick-up line? I don't have any. 30) What's your main ring tone on your mobile? Beautiful 31) What were you doing at midnight last night? Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" 32) What did the last text on your cellphone say? "No, I am still flying" 33) Whose bed did you sleep in last night? My own. 34) What color shirt are you wearing? White 35) Most recent movie you watched? Steel Magnolias 36) Name three things you have on you at all times? Cellphone, wallet, Benadryl 37.) What color are your bed sheets? Ivory. 38) How much cash do you have on you right now? $50.00 39) What is your favorite part of the chicken? White meat only- no bones. 40) What's your favorite town/city? Kailua-Kona Hawaii 41) I can't wait till: I have no idea. 42) What did you have for dinner last night? Nothing 43) How tall are you barefoot? 5'8" 44) Do you own a gun? Not currently. 45) What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee! 46) What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? I don't want to lure in the opposite sex... 47) Where do you think you'll be in 10 years? Retired, traveling around the world. 48) Last thing you ate? Spinach salad from Puccini's 49) What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever is playing on my iPod speakers at the time. 50) Last thing that made you laugh? B telling me that I was "twanging" when I said if it is going to rain, at least it could be storming. 51) Worst injury you've ever had? Nothing I want to talk about. 52) Does someone have a crush on you? Not that I am aware of... 53) What's your favorite candy? Godiva dark chocolate 54) What song do you want played at your funeral? "Doctor My Eyes" by Jackson Browne
    posted by Lisa at 6/11/2006 06:15:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
    No Explanations Meme
    Answer with one word only, no explanations. 1. Yourself: Complex 2. Your boyfriend/girlfriend/husband/wife: MIA 3. Your hair: Blonde 4. Your mother: Caring 5. Your father: Funny 6. Your Favorite Item: Camera 7. Your dream last night: Tunnel 8. Your favorite drink: Wine 9. Your Dream Home: Oceanfront 10. The Room You Are In: Office 11. Your love: Son 12. Your fear: Snakes 13. Where you Want to be in Ten Years: Retired (ha!) 14. Who did you hang out with last night: B 15. What You're Not: Short 16. Your Best Friend: B 17. One of Your Wish List Items: Lens 18. Your Gender: Female 19. The Last Thing You Did? Ate 20. What You Are Wearing: Jeans 21. Favorite weather: Warm 22. Your Favorite Book: Out of Africa 23. The Last Thing You Ate: Salad 24. Your Life: Layers 25. Your Mood: Relaxed 26. The last person you talked to on the phone: B 27. What are you thinking about right now: Papers
    posted by Lisa at 6/11/2006 06:02:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
    5 Guilty Pleasures Meme
    What is yours?
    Explain yourself
    Culinary: Wine I love pinot grigo or pinot noir. I have a penchant for expensive bottles. I don't like to order by the glass at a restaurant. Literary: MemoirsI love books like "Running With Scissors" and "Zippy"- just random bits about the author's life- certainly not serious literature.Audiovisual: Steel Magnolia'sI can watch it again and again and it never annoys me- though it may annoy those around me. Musical: ABBAWhat can I say, I grew up in the 70's and I have a thing for blondes! Celebrity: Anderson CooperI think he's just adorable. If you want to do this meme, go here.
    posted by Lisa at 6/11/2006 04:27:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post
    Unconscious Mutterings
    Free association is described as a "psychonanalytic procedure in which a person is encouraged to give free rein to his or her thoughts and feelings, verbalizing whatever comes into the mind without monitoring its content." Over time, this technique is supposed to help bring forth repressed thoughts and feelings that the person can then work through to gain a better sense of self.
    1. Band :: Aid
    2. Tan :: Lines
    3. Mount :: Everest
    4. Arcade :: Game
    5. Customize :: Personal
    6. Hamburger :: Bun
    7. Solid :: Rock
    8. Forbidden :: Taboo
    9. Deter :: Stop
    10. Torment :: Torture
    posted by Lisa at 6/11/2006 04:03:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 0 comments links to this post

    Cost of Bush's Ego War In Iraq
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