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kind of the same

What do these foods have in common?

Thousand Island dressing
white bread


you know what day it is, right?

Canada Day

the game

The Game

Seen over at Pea Soup.

The Concept:

a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
b. Using only the first page, pick an image.
c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The Questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name

haven’t done one of these for a while

Four jobs you have had in your life:

1. reporter
2. WW leader
3. communications director
4. water aerobics instructor

Four movies you would watch over and over again:

1. Strictly Ballroom
2. The Matrix
3. School of Rock
4. Much Ado About Nothing

Four places you have lived:

1. Rockford, IL
2. Peoria, IL
3. DeKalb, IL
4. Madison, WI

Four T.V. shows you love to watch:

1. American Idol
2. The Simpsons
3. Reunion (damn you, Fox network!)
4. SNL

Four places you have been on vacation:

1. Niagara Falls, Ontario
2. Chattanooga, Tennessee
3. San Diego, California
4. Outer Banks, North Carolina

Three web-sites I visit daily:

1. Metafilter
2. Salon
3. Bloglines

Four of my favorite foods:

1. onion rings
2. pizza
3. Michael’s frozen custard
4. samosas

Four places I’d rather be right now:

1. Right now? Here is just fine. (Not that I’d refuse a luxury vacation or anything.)

taken from schnitzle

1. name someone with the same birthday as you.
The late Princess Diana, also Liv Tyler, Dan Ackroyd and Pamela Anderson. Oh, and Canada.

2. where was your first kiss?
I don’t remember, but I remember I wasn’t especially attracted to the guy.

3. have you ever seriously vandalised someone else’s property?
Nope, nothing beyond TPing.

4. have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex?
Just my brothers, and they’re older so it was self-defense.

5. have you ever sung in front of a large number of people?
Yep, I used to sing at weddings.
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four kinds of smart

Huh. Interesting.

Your brain: 120% interpersonal, 160% visual, 20% verbal, and 100% mathematical!

Congratulations on being 400% smart! Actually, on my test, everyone is. The above score breaks down what kind of thinking you most enjoy doing. A score above 100% means you use that kind of thinking more than average, and a score below 100% means you use it less. It says nothing about how good you are at any one, just how interested you are in each, relatively. A substantial difference in scores between two people means, conclusively, that they are different kinds of thinkers.

Matching Summary: Each of us has different tastes. Still, I offer the following advice, which I think is obvious:

  1. Don’t date someone if your interpersonal percentages differ by more than 80%.
  2. Don’t be friends with someone if your verbal percentages differ by more than 100%.
  3. Don’t have sex with someone if their math percentage is over 200%.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 82% on interpersonal
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You scored higher than 87% on visual
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You scored higher than 10% on verbal
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You scored higher than 45% on mathematical

Link: The 4-Variable IQ Test written by chriscoyne on OkCupid Free Online Dating

today’s horoscope

There are exciting things happening now and yet you are a bit cautious about just jumping in. You know what’s to be gained by going out into the world and acting with confidence, but you see better reasons to stay in the office or at home, letting others step into the spotlight. Go out and take a risk. Push yourself beyond your normal limits. This won’t last long and you’ll surely have fun once you are in the swing of it.

Right after rolling out of bed, I went on a walk with Pete and Foxxi. It’s breezy and beautiful today — a big change from the past few weeks of sauna-like weather. I’m planning to knit, eat cake, see a movie, and shirk responsibility. Ahh, birthdays.

movie meme

(From Lolly, who tagged everyone.)

The last movie you saw in the theater: The SpongeBob Square Pants Movie. I thought it was pretty cute, and I loved all the visual puns, but I admit I dozed off for a little while.

The last movie you watched at home: Love Actually. Parts of it were okay (I liked the little kid), but I was sorely disappointed in the plot revolving around Emma Thompson and Alan Rickman.

How many movies do you own? About 20. I don’t like having too many of anything. I figure that if I want to watch something, I can always rent it. Anything I own had better be worth watching over and over again.

What is the last movie you purchased? Return of the King. You better believe we have all three LoTR movies.

Got Netflix? What are the next three movies in your queue? No, but I ought to consider it. We have a Hollywood Video two blocks from our house, though, so maybe we don’t need mailbox delivery. Hmm, what are some upcoming releases I want to see? I Heart Huckabees. Shark Tale. The Notebook. (Only for James Marsden, though.)

List five movies you adore/mean a lot to you:

  • The Matrix. It rocked my world, and it’s so entertaining. I never get tired of watching it. I’m one of the few fans who enjoyed the sequels, too.
  • The LoTR trilogy. Well, duh.
  • Strictly Ballroom. Best romantic movie ever. Moulin Rouge is second.
  • The Sixth Sense. For me, it was amazingly meaningful. Engaging, too.
  • Amelie. I only saw it once, but it stuck with me. I really need to rent it again.

Name your guilty pleasure movie (or genre): The Waterboy (and pretty much any other Adam Sandler movie)

What’s your favorite quote from a movie?
Here are three. Bonus round: name the characters!
“Now that’s some high quality H20.”
“Strange things are afoot at the Circle K.”
“I already made like infinity of those at scout camp.”

Name 3 people you’re passing this on to, and why: Ah, I think everyone with a blog has already done this particular meme. But if you haven’t, feel free! Just be sure to leave a link/trackback so I can see your answers.

interchangable me

interchangeableYou are interchangeable.
Fun, free, and into everything, you’ve got every eventuality covered and every opportunity just has to be taken. Every fiber is wonderful, and every day is a new beginning. You are good at so many things, it’s amazing, but you can easily lose your place and forget to show up. They have row counters for people like you!

What kind of knitting needles are you?
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i wanna be a pirate…

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another quizzy thing for a saturday morning

From PoppyMom:
Grooming Products
Shampoo: Cripes, I’m too lazy to go upstairs and look. It has red stuff in it to help me keep my color. (Okay, I lied – I’m not that lazy. The brand is Goldwell.)
Moisturizer: When I remember, I have some Origins stuff that I bought a year ago.
Cologne: Aveda personal scents, or Bath & Body Works Raspberry Vanilla (but I don’t usually wear it because it’s pretty much forbidden at work).
Razor : Venus – the leg sander sucked, and I brought it back!
Toothpaste: Tom’s of Maine

Cell phone : Nokia – the lowest-end model they had (free).
Computer : Mac G4 with OSX Jaguar; Mac G3 laptop (clamshell) with OSX Panther
Television: Handed down from the in-laws – it must be about 25 years old. It’s a Zenith System 3, if that helps.
Stereo: Fabulous system that was our first big-ticket purchase as a married couple. Mostly Akai and Denon.

Sheets: Organic cotton flannel. Ahhhhh.
Coffee-maker: Starbucks model Bodum French press.
Car: 2002 Toyota Prius, aqua with dog-fur accents in the interior.
Stationery: I’m pretty much an emailer now.

Bottled water: I don’t buy it unless it’s mineral water, and then I usually get Klarbrunn.
Coffee: Alterra! Or Vienna Perk or Starbucks, although I just bought a pound and a half of Victor Allen’s.
Vodka: ewwwww
Beer: I’d rather get my belly from eating chocolate, thank you.

Jeans: Lee, Eddie Bauer or Old Navy.
T-shirt: Sloppy ones come from fitness events. Nice ones come from Lands’ End or Gap. Techno ones come from REI.
Briefcase or tote: My awesome Boblbee purse. I’m planning to make a Booga bag.
Sneakers: Avia.
Watch: Momentum Himalaya – the face turns blue at certain angles, and it’s cool.

Favorite Places
Niagara Falls.
The corner of my sofa, where I curl up and knit.
My bed.

Necessary Extravagance
Good coffee.
Quality yarn.
Nice stuff for my Blythes.

mentally, at least

From Chun:

You Are 25 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what’s to come… love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You’ve had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You’ve been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

What Age Do You Act?

Happy New Year!

I did exactly what I’d planned to do yesterday. Pete and I made Chex mix and these awesome chocolate dipped Ritz crackers things, I bought some gorgeous yarn for a future bag (and I kept petting the yarn and looking at it because it’s so yummy I almost want to eat it), we ordered Chinese food, and I knitted while we watched lots of TV (Spinal Tap on DVD, two episodes of The O.C., and Conan, because he does a countdown for the Central Time Zone).

Sadly, our favorite Chinese restaurant serves carry-out in plastic containers rather than take-out boxes, so Moon couldn’t fulfill her dream of eating Chinese food right out of the boxes with chopsticks.

Now for some reflective-type questions, because I’ve been reading these memes all morning (when not drinking coffee or knitting).
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red again

Originally uploaded by me.

So I was bored. After a year or so of streak maintenance and bangs-growing, I decided it was time for something completely different. The kids were all, “What did you do to your hair?!?” and “Aaaaaagggggghhhhhh!”

But I kinda like it. I really do prefer hair on my forehead, as long as it’s not the kind that requires shaving.

maybe i’ll figure out my airport base station!

Today’s horoscope:

Technology is very much going to play a role in your life, both for today and the immediate future. It may be that your office is going through a complete systems overhaul, and you are the one in charge of getting everyone up to speed on the new equipment. Or, it is possible that you decide to take a class to increase your technical knowledge. One thing that is clear is that you are likely to achieve extraordinary success through the use of technological innovations.

today’s horoscope

You may fall into a very pessimistic attitude, D. Suddenly everything looks bleak and the glass half empty. You may feel like your life is going around in circles and you may be asking yourself what you are doing it all for, anyway. Realize that you can talk yourself out of this mood just as easily as you have talked yourself into it. Although this may not seem to be the case, you must trust that it is in order to see the glass as half full again.

No comment.

exercise for my virus-weary brain

I’m not as organized as Chase, but I’m going to follow his lead anyway.

15 years ago today, I would have been…
1. living (with Pete) in the bottom of a duplex in Evansville, Wisconsin.
2. playing tennis, because that’s what I did almost every day after work this time of year.
3. bringing my employer into the ’80s with desktop publishing.

10 years ago today, I would have been…
1. mother of a 3-year-old and a 6-month-old.
2. working part-time for one of the nicest bosses ever.
3. heavily into planning for Halloween. (I believe I had a panther and a dalmatian.)
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me as a lego

I visited The Mini-Mizer and voila! Here I am as a Lego person.

The wings aren’t usually visible to the naked eye, just so you know.

(Note that LEGO© is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse the above web site. So there.)

Yeah, I know. “Get off the computer and do something productive.”

you know it’s my birthday

Okay, it’s a few minutes past my birthday, actually. After a fine day at work, the four of us went to the Great Dane for dinner. The kids had meat; Pete and I shared our vegetarian entrees (a spinach calzone and a portabella mushroom sandwich). Then back home for dessert and presents. Pete made a delicious chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting. Moon decorated it. Sweets two days in a row! I’m ruined!

Moon gave me a lovely pendant on a silver chain, and Peter gave me a pair of Holly Yashi earrings which perfectly matched the pendant.

Pete has ordered me a zodiac bracelet. It hasn’t yet arrived, but I modeled the printout he had put in a jewelry box for me to unwrap.

Courtesy of various friends and family, I heard the birthday song several times throughout the day. I can’t help thinking about the new birthday song that Jack Black introduced on Saturday Night Live some time ago…
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me from a to z

Heather and Jodi did it, so now I must.

A – Age: 41 and 365 days (because this is a leap year, and it’s my birthday tomorrow).
B – Band listening to right now: No one specific, but I’m getting my ’70s groove on today.
C – Career future: Spiritual web design.
D – Dad’s name: Nolan.
E – Easiest person to talk to: Pete. (ALF and Carrie, too.)
F – Favorite song: “I Feel Good” and just about anything by Yes.
G – Gummy Bears or Gummy Worms: Neither. I’ll take some Jelly Bellies, though.
H – Hometown: I grew up in Rockford, Illinois. But Madison feels more like home now.
I – Instruments: Piano (10 years of lessons, ergh), clarinet, bari sax, and tambourine.
J – Job: Admissions Coordinator.
K – Kids: Two.
L – Longest car ride ever: Wisconsin to the North Carolina coast. After that trip, I swore off road trips. We’re flying from now on.
M – Mom’s name: Let’s just say it’s more unusual than my dad’s.
N – Number of people you slept with: I know this is probably shocking, but the only person I’ve done potentially pregnancy-inducing activities with is SpiritMan.
P – Phobia[s]: crawly things and guts. I used to fear flying, but that’s pretty much over.
Q – Quote: Scrumpdillyicious, man.
R – Reason to smile: I lead such a charmed life.
S – Song you sang last: Mony, mony
T – Time you wake up: around 7:15, but then I go back to sleep.
U – Unknown fact about me: A friend ran over my foot when I was 16 years old. It hurt. And I’m allergic to sulfa.
V – Vegetable you hate: celery
W – Worst habit: playing with my nose ring
X – X-rays you’ve had: teeth, foot (after it was run over), chest (checking for pleurisy, then checking for a rib fracture)
Y – Yummy food: ice cream
Z – Zodiac sign: Cancer with Taurus rising

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