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Saturday, June 24, 2006
Saturday Six
1. You are given a "remote control" that involves life itself. Of these functions, which would you think you'd make the most use of: fast-forward, rewind, or pause? Pause- I'm finding that time is going way too quickly. 2. If you could use a "change channel" button to become a totally different person, would you do so? No, as everyone has her own problems, I'll stick with my own. 3. Do you own a gun? If not, what would it take for you to purchase one? No comment. 4. Take the quiz: What piercing are you?
Take the quiz: What piercing are you? Navel You're the popular girls at school. You like your lip gloss, boys and....er...boys. You are confident and have fun with your friends but you dont like to mix with the unpopular kids Quizzes by myYearbook.com -- the World's Biggest Yearbook!
5. Would you ever get a piercing described in your answer to the previous question? Absolutely not! I have a thing with the belly button and cannot stand the idea of piercing it. Actually, I wouldn't pierce anything. 6. Do you tend to visit friends and relatives at their homes more or have them visit you in your home more? It is difficult to get my relatives to visit me at my home, as they all live out of town, and tend to not realize that the road does come my way too.
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State Mottos- The Should Be List
States I've visited are in red create your own personalized map of the USA Mottos found at A View from Ivry Alabama Well..Hell Yes, We Have Electricity. Alaska 11,623 Eskimos Can’t Be Wrong! Arizona But It’s A Dry Heat. Arkansas Literacy Ain’t Everything. California By age 30, Our Women Have More Plastic Than Your Honda. Colorado If You Don’t Ski, Don’t Bother. Connecticut It’s Like Massachusetts, Only The Kennedy’s Don’t Own It Yet. Delaware We Really Do Like The Chemicals In Our Water. Florida Tourists, Seniors & Hurricanes, Oh My!!!! Georgia We Put The Fun In Fundamentalist Extremism. Hawaii Haka Tiki Mou Sha’ami Leeki Toru (Death To Mainland Scum, Leave Your Money) Idaho More Than Just Potatoes… Well, Okay, We’re Not, But The Potatoes Sure Are Real Good Illinois Please, Don’t Pronounce the “S” Indiana 2 Billion Years Tidal Wave Free Iowa We Do Amazing Things With Corn Kansas First Of The Rectangle States Kentucky Five Million People; Fifteen Last Names Louisiana We’re Not ALL Drunk Cajun Wackos, But That’s Our Tourism Campaign. Maine We’re Really Cold, But We Have Cheap Lobster Maryland If You Can Dream It, We Can Tax It Massachusetts Our Taxes Are Lower Than Sweden’s Michigan The First Line Of Defense From The Canadians Minnesota 10,000 Lakes…And 10,000,000,000,000 Mosquitoes Mississippi Come And Feel Better About Your Own State Missouri Your Federal Flood Relief Tax Dollars At Work Montana Land Of The Big Sky, The Uni Bomber, Right-wing Crazies, and Very Little Else. Nebraska Ask About Our State Motto Contest Nevada Hookers and Poker! New Hampshire Go Away And Leave Us Alone New Jersey You Want A ##$%##! Motto? I Got Yer ##$%##! Motto Right here! New Mexico Lizards Make Excellent Pets New York You Have The Right To Remain Silent, You Have The Right To An Attorney… North Carolina Tobacco Really Is A Vegetable North Dakota We Really Are One Of The 50 States! Ohio At Least We’re Not Michigan Oklahoma Like The Play, But With No Singing Oregon The Spotted Owl…It’s What’s For Dinner Pennsylvania Cook With Coal Rhode Island We’re Not REALLY An Island South Carolina Remember The Civil War? Well, We Didn’t Actually Surrender Yet South Dakota Closer Than North Dakota Tennessee The Edyoocashun State Texas Se Hablo Ingles Utah Our Jesus Is Better Than Your Jesus Vermont Ay, Yep Virginia Who Says Government Stiffs And Slackjaw Yokels Don’t Mix? Washington We have more rain than you do West Virginia One Big Happy Family…Really! Wisconsin Come Cut The Cheese! Wyoming Where Men Are Men… And The Sheep Are Really Nervous
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WWC #8: A Visual Gourmet
Posted by Picasa Hunger- This week, I have been craving sweet slumber. The kind of sleep you used to get as a child- the blissful sleep of the innocent. Posted by PicasaSatisfy- Perphaps the only way that craving will be satisfied is with the assistance of this tiny little sleeping pill.
posted by Lisa at 6/24/2006 09:07:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 7 comments links to this post
Saturday Photo Hunt
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This week's theme: Love
Posted by Picasa My son has always been very close to his "Grammy"- as he used to call her when he was a wee little tyke. He's quite a bit bigger now, but he still adores her, and I suspect the feeling is mutual! I have always loved this photo of those two, the way she is looking at him and how is arm is curled around her neck. They are both oblivious to the camera, and that is part of what makes this such a special photo. It exemplifies love in its truest form. Sorry, I forgot to put my Link list up when I first posted!
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Friday, June 23, 2006
This week, Kristine over at Random and Odd has assigned the following:
Your Drinking Glasses:

My stationary

Something new- this wine bottle opener is excellent!

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Thursday, June 22, 2006
Thursday Challenge
CURRENT Theme is "WET"
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Foto Pherrets

Stumble, originally uploaded by fleur_de_lisa@sbcglobal.net.

This Week's Theme: Statue

Well, I've got hundreds of statue photos. Here is a recent one of a statue called "Stumble" at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

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My Soul
What Your Soul Really Looks Like
You are quite expressive and thoughtful. You see the world in a way that others are blind to. You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds. You believe that people see you as larger than life and important. While this is true, they also think you're a bit full of yourself. Your near future is calm, relaxing, and pretty much what you want. And it's something you've been anticipating for a while now. For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.
Inside the Room of Your Soul
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Tuesday, June 20, 2006
TMI Tuesday
So, did you play too? Well, go tell Lizzie! 1. Are you a member of the mile high club? (if so, details please how cause I am clueless!) You know, I was just talking about this the other day. I used to fly very frequently, about 2 to 4 times a month. I didn't join the mile high club then. I can't even figure out where on the plane this could occur. Possibly in first class. Certainly not in the lavatory- it is too small and I'm a rather small person. 2. Do you give/get special sexual attention on your birthday/special occasions? I should! 3. How often do you tell white lies? Is it with or without thinking? I'm guessing I do it more often than I think I do. However, I try to be conscientious about not engaging in that behavior all of the time. 4. On a scale of 1-10, how much of a pottymouth are you (courtesy of my 5 yr. old)? I used to be really bad about this, but I've cut way back. Now, I generally swear only in my car while I'm alone- not really at other drivers though. 5. Who told you about what sex is/how babies are made? I'm still trying to figure that one out! LOL But seriously, I don't know, as my parents certainly did not. Bonus (as in "optional"): Do you think most people (I'm being kind here and not saying do YOU, you're very welcome) masturbate only when they are in need of sex, or do they do it even when they aren't just for fun? Sure, I think it can be just for fun.
posted by Lisa at 6/20/2006 08:58:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 2 comments links to this post
Personal DNA
Thanks to Cat over at Sweet Memes for this fascinating test! You are an Advocating Creator. personalDNA about you You are a Creator Your imagination, confidence, willingness to explore, and appreciation of beauty make you a CREATOR. You are independent, and you enjoy your self-sufficiency. Defying convention, you are very innovative, and you have a vivid imagination. The look of things is important to you, and you have a keen eye for aesthetic beauty in multiple arenas. You have a strong interest in what is new and exciting—and that includes forging ahead with new ideas, not simply discovering what is already out there. Your eagerness to seek new and varied experiences leads you into many different situations. You're not set on one way of doing things, and you are creative when it comes to finding novel solutions to complex problems. You trust yourself to be innovative and resourceful. Your confidence allows you to take your general awareness and channel it into creativity. Your independent streak allows you to make decisions efficiently and to trust your instincts You have a strong sense of style and value your personal presentation - friends may even seek your style advice from time to time. If you want to be different: Appreciate the earthly, practical elements of things—there is beauty in form as well. While you are good at thinking abstractly, focusing on details a bit more may help you discover things about the world. how you relate to others You are Advocating Being social, empathic, and understanding makes you ADVOCATING. Some people find being around others exhausting—but not you! You are energized by spending time with friends, and you are good at meeting new people. One of the reasons you enjoy conversation as much as you do is that you often learn about yourself while talking things out with a friend; you realize things about your own beliefs while discussing them with others. You have insight into what others are thinking and feeling. This ability allows you to be happy for others, and to commiserate when something has gone wrong for them. You are highly compassionate, and being conscious of how things affect those close to you leaves you cautious about trusting others too hastily. Despite these reservations, you are open-minded when it comes to your worldview; you don't look to impose your ways on others. Your sensitivity towards others' plights contributes to an understanding—both intellectual and emotional—of many different perspectives. As someone who understands the complexities of the world around you, you are reluctant to pass judgments. Your independent streak allows you to make decisions efficiently and to trust your instincts You have a strong sense of style and value your personal presentation - friends may even seek your style advice from time to time. If you want to be different: While it's important to think about others, don't forget to take some time for yourself, and occassionally to put yourself first. Take some time to spend with a few close friends; although it's difficult to find people to trust, it's worth the effort. When you have great ideas, it can be hard to relinquish control, but it can also feel good to take the pressure off and enjoy someone else leading the way.

Your Personality Chart

This chart shows thirteen personality traits. Each bar indicates the percentage of test takers who entered a lower value for that trait than you did. For example, if Confidence is at 80, that means that 80% of people entered lower values for confidence questions than you did. Based on a sample of 30,000 users. Click here to learn more about the traits.

Confidence =84 Openness =84 Extroversion = 78 Empathy = 70 Trust in others =32 Agency = 52 Masculinity =92 Femininity = 64 Spontaneity = 48 Attention to style = 90 Authoritarianism =46 Earthy/Imaginative =Imaginative Earthy 34 Aesthetic/Functional =Functional Aesthetic 82 My Personal Dna Report
Advocating Creator
posted by Lisa at 6/20/2006 06:38:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Manic Monday
Hot Topics If you were determining who could immigrate here, would you let in those who you thought would contribute the most to our country or those in the most need of refuge? I am concerned that the backlash from all of the illegal immigration that has gone on for far too long will lead to the U.S. becoming too insular, just as Japan has done. I worry about the U.S. becoming a xenophobic nation and forgetting what our Founding Fathers had intended for this great nation. I feel our diversity is also our strength. Nonetheless, it will be a difficult path to navigate to set up appropriate standards and regulations for controlling the influx of immigrants. Would you vote for a political candidate who was honest, competent, and concurred with your position on most issues if you also knew she was an alcoholic who was promiscuous? I found this to be an interesting question. I feel that being honest and competent are contradictory qualities to being an alcholic and promiscuous, qualities that cannot co-exsist. The candidate may appear on the surface to be those positive attributes, but in reality, it would only be a facade. So, no, I would not vote for that candidate
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Tuesday Twosome
Tuesday Twosome Your Blog! 1. Do you possess any family heirlooms, and if so, what two heirlooms do you value the most: I have a journal from my maternal grandfather and some jewelry from my paternal grandmother. 2. Did you have a childhood hide-out, and if so, describe it: This sounds funny now (yet apropos!) but I loved to build a little nest in my closet and hide out in there reading books. 3. Describe your relationship with your immediate family and how it makes you feel: I have a decent relationship with my immediate family. We are close but we could be closer. They all live close to each other and I live several hours away. I'm very different from them in many ways, but we've come to comfortable terms with those differences. 4. Do you and/or your family do anything for the needy, and if so, explain: I have a certain women's shelter that I donate to. 5. Did you have a close relationship(s) with any of your grandparents? Describe your relationship(s): I was close with all of my grandparents. My paternal grandparents lived one street over when I was growing up and my maternal grandmother lived just a few minutes away, so I spent a lot of my free time with them.
posted by Lisa at 6/20/2006 07:55:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Monday, June 19, 2006
A Little Joke
On a transatlantic flight, a plane passes through a severe storm.The turbulence is awful, and things go from bad to worse; a wing is struck by lightning. One woman in particular loses it. Screaming, she stands up in the front of the plane. "I'm too young to die," she wails. Then, she yells, "Well, if I'm going to die, I want my last minutes on earth to be memorable! Is there anyone on this plane who can make me feel like a WOMAN?" For a moment there is silence. Everyone has forgotten their own peril. They all stare. All eyes are riveted on the desperate woman in the front of the plane. Then, a cowboy from Baton Rouge, Louisiana stands up in the rear.He is handsome, well built, with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He starts to walk slowly up the aisle. As he does, he unbuttons his shirt one button at a time. No one moves. He removes his shirt. Muscles ripple across his chest. She gasps. He whispers, "Iron this....and then get me a beer."
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Worldwide Blessing Generator May peace abide with you, and within yourself foster a limitless concern for every living creature. Grace comes to us as an unmerited favor. Be all ways gracious and you will be all ways favored. Contribute and collaborate. May the power of every moment of your goodness flow forth to awaken and heal all beings, and love will breathe life into your heart and bring grace to your soul. Wrong none by doing injuries or omitting the benefits that are your duty, and justice will be your gift. Walk softly and forgive.
posted by Lisa at 6/19/2006 09:51:00 PM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
(¯`'•.¸(¯`'•.¸A Lizzie Quizzie!¸.•'´¯)¸.• 1. Are you doing anything special for Father's Day? Nope, my dad doesn't live in town, but my son did take him out for breakfast earlier this week. 2. Have you ever rented a limo? Yes, a long time ago. 3. Fingernails... like long or short? Short! 4. When was the last time you traveled out of town? Friday, when I picked up my son from my parents. 5. What was your favorite thing to do in the car on trips when you were younger? Torment my siblings and play car games. 6. Favorite current tv show? CSI 7. On a scale from 1-10, how good a cook are you? 8.5 8. When was the last time you told someone you loved them? A few minutes ago when I checked in to see if my son was ever going to wake up this morning. 9. How good are you with directions? Giving or following? I'm better at following driving directions than giving them. 10. What is the most amount of money you have ever lost gambling? Won? (cards, Vegas, bets, pools...) Not much as I'm not much of a gambler. I went to Vegas about 15 years ago, but I only played slots.
posted by Lisa at 6/19/2006 10:47:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
A Sleep Meme
1. Do you use an alarm clock to wake up? Most certainly. I have to wake up before I would normally. I used to be more of a morning person, but I'm staying up later and later. 2. What time does your alarm go off? 5:30 but as it is summer I get to sleep in until 6:00 3. What sound does it make? It is a Zen Alarm Clock and it makes a Tibetan bell sound. 4. Do you hit the snooze button? How many times? This alarm clock doesn't really have a snooze, but I wouldn't use it if it did. 5. If you have a partner, do they have a separate alarm? I sleep solo during the work week. 6. Does your partner get up at the same time, earlier or later? See #5 7. Is your clock set ahead? If so, by how much? No, it is the correct time. 8. What's the first thing you do when you get up? Get in the shower. 9. Do you eat breakfast? If so, what? I love breakfast. I eat it every day. It just depends- fruit, yougurt, cereal, oj... 10. How long does it take you to get ready? Around an hour. It takes a while to get my hair to dry. 11. On the weekends, what time do you get up? It depends on how late I stayed up the night before. Usually around 7:00. 12. Do you lounge or do you jump into action? During the week- I jump. On the weekend- I lounge. 13. In an ideal world, what time would you get up? 7:30 14. How many hours of sleep do you typically get? I try to get 8, but during the week it is more like 7 hours. 15. How many hours of sleep do you want to get? 8 to 9 but I'm getting better at getting by with less. In the summer I like to stay up late because it is light out and I like to get up early because it is light out. So, no time for sleep!
posted by Lisa at 6/19/2006 09:01:00 AM ¤ Permalink ¤ 1 comments links to this post
Monday's A Bitch
Last But Not Least 1. Last present you gave someone? A wedding present for my friend Shannon. 2. Last time you danced? 2 days ago, at home. 3. Last meal you cooked? Grilled tuna steak, fresh herb salad, panne bello bread and those cute Babybel cheeses. 4. Last letter you wrote? If an email letter counts, last night. 5. Last time you got on a plane? A flight to Puerto Rico to catch a cruise ship.
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Sunday, June 18, 2006
Happy Birthday Sir Paul
Today is Paul McCartney's 64th birthday. In 1942, when James Paul McCartney was born in Liverpool, the average life expectancy of a British infant boy was 63 years. Notwithstanding those expectations and the greatly exaggerated rumors of his death decades ago, Mr. McCartney turns 64 Sunday, on Father's Day.- NY Times
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Top 10 Things Dad Will Never Say
Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting 10. Well, how 'bout that?... I'm lost! Looks like we'll have to stop and ask for directions. 9. You know Pumpkin, now that you're thirteen, you'll be ready for unchaperoned car dates. Won't that be fun? 8. I noticed that all your friends have a certain "up yours" attitude ... I like that. 7. Here's a credit card and the keys to my new car -- GO CRAZY. 6. What do you mean you wanna play football? Figure skating not good enough for you, son? 5. Your Mother and I are going away for the weekend ... you might want to consider throwing a party. 4. Well, I don't know what's wrong with your car. Probably one of those doo-hickey thingies -- you know -- that makes it run or something. Just have it towed to a mechanic and pay whatever he asks. 3. No son of mine is going to live under this roof without an earring -- now quit your belly-aching, and let's go to the mall. 2. Whaddya wanna go and get a job for? I make plenty of money for you to spend. 1. Father's Day? aahh -- don't worry about that -- it's no big deal. via
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Who's My Daddy?
Your Daddy Is Dick Cheney
What You Call Him: Papi Why You Love Him: You don't love him, you just love calling him "daddy"
Who's Your Daddy?
I am so scared of that! Remind me not to go hunting with "Daddy"!
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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. That's an admirable goal, but for the purposes of this excercise, we're just hoping to have a little fun with the technique. Each week I'll post ten words to which you can respond to with the first thing that comes to mind.
  1. Voice :: Sexy
  2. Us :: Them
  3. Passionately :: Love
  4. Humbly :: Supplication
  5. Love songs :: Just Another Silly
  6. Dim :: Dark
  7. Calendar :: Schedule
  8. Careless :: Mistake
  9. Block :: Prevent
  10. Goal :: Line
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