Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The problem with posting this quiz result... that it looks like bragging.

English Genius
You scored 100% Beginner, 93% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 77% Expert!
You did so extremely well, even I can't find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don't. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you're not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

For the complete Answer Key, visit my blog:

Link: The Commonly Confused Words Test written by shortredhead78 on Ok Cupid

Back and forth on the introvert-extrovert scale I go...

For the Jungian definition of introvert/extrovert, I clarify, I've always walked the edge between E and I. (Jungian definition basically translates to, "are you energized by time with groups of people, or time alone?) Today, apparently, I'm an I, according to this test.

Your Type is INFP:
Introverted Intuitive Feeling Perceiving
Strength of the preferences %
33 75 62 50

INFP description 1:
INFP description 2: (very interesting!)
INFP description 3 - this one so accurately describes me it's SCARY.

As a comparison for when I shift the other way, here's ENFP.

(Though looking at that, I do look much more INFP, at least right now. :) )

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Meme, meme, meme, meme...

All I have to say is... humble? unselfish? Balanced? Hrm. :)

Your Love Number is


Of all the numbers, you are the most caring and empathetic lover.
Unselfish and humble, you find it easy to forgive your sweetie's mistakes.
At times, your need to please can become a bit too needy.
As long as you remain somewhat independent, your relationships are perfectly balanced.

Far be it from me to make fun of a love poem...

I mean, despite the fact that I tend towards the pragmatic, I don't think the fact that I'm a closet romantic is a big shocker to anyone.

That said, this poem has GOT to be mistranslated. If it's not, it's the funniest thing I've ever read.

"I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,the sovereign nose of your arrogant face..."

Um. Just... um. :) :) :)

Ooooh, more good news about dark chocolate!

Dark chocolate has antioxidants, and now someone's found it also helps reduce blood pressure and enhances the ability to metabolize sugar. Think it will soon be marketed as a health food? :)

(Having just been introduced to it this week, make mine bete noire, thanks! :) )

Monday, March 21, 2005

Today's lyrics...

I don't think commentary is necessary. :)

"The Longest Time" - Billy Joel

If you said goodbye to me tonight
There would still be music left to write
What else could I do, I'm so inspired by you
That hasn't happened for the longest time

Once I thought my innocence was gone
Now I know that happiness goes on
That's where you found me, when you put your arms around me
I haven't been there for the longest time

I'm that voice you're hearing in the hall
And the greatest miracle of all
Is how I need you, and how you needed me too
That hasn't happened for the longest time

Maybe this won't last very long
But you feel so right
And I could be wrong
Maybe I've been hoping too hard
But I've gone this far
And it's more than I'd hoped for

Who knows how much further we'll go on
Maybe I'll be sorry when you're gone
I'll take my chances, I forgot how nice romance is
I haven't been there for the longest time

I had second thoughts at the start
I said to myself, hold on to your heart
Now I know the man that you are
You're wonderful so far
And it's more than I'd hoped for

I don't care what consequence it brings
I have been a fool for lesser things
I want you so bad, I think you ought to know that
I intend to hold you for the longest time

Barnum's rule applies...

'Satan' Said to Appear on Turtle's Shell

  1. How come the weirdos are always in Indiana?
  2. "Dora has produced a DVD of the turtle's story that he plans to auction on the Internet. He will also offer the winning bidder the chance to buy Lucky off-line." As if that isn't the entire point of the story, one imagines!

What, me, cynical? ...

Well, only on issues like this. :)

P. S. I am so still singing the song from the previous post. :)

Friday, March 18, 2005


Great Big Sea is way up at the top of the list of my favorite bands, and I'm singing this song today. S'all I'm saying. :)

Shines Right Through Me

These days I feel a change, all the patterns rearranged
Though I can't explain, I know I’m not afraid
Now I realize all good things can be supplied
And they come from you

It's all brand new, and it shines right through
Shines Right Through Me
I look at you, and it shines right through
Shines Right Through Me

This feeling that I've found, like sleeping on a cloud
Smiling at the sky, not even knowing why
Strange how things work out, I know without a doubt
That it comes from you

Break me out of emptiness, lead me to your light
Anything worth having is worth some sacrifice
Laid too long in loneliness, this world was made to change
Half an hour of sunshine is worth a week of rain

Air is flowing free, it's a little easier to breathe
This soul unbound, was lost and found
No reason left to hide, I feel a light inside and it comes from you


Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Way behind on updating my blog...

I turned into Busy Woman At Work again last week. Being given the job of scheduling the sessions where we model the new SAP processes and system transactions doesn't sound like it would be that much of a headache, does it? Yet it ended up working me overtime again. Plus, I had a head cold - not at all bad, just enough to slow me down. All of which added up to no free time. (And I even had the opportunity for a social life, which I couldn't take at the time! Making up for that this week - but better not say anything else about that in a public forum, at least not yet. Wouldn't want to jinx it. :))

But enough whining about me - let me whine about politics instead:
  • Just Remember, Global Warming Doesn't Exist - If a picture says a thousand words, have an essay...
  • But Don't You Trust Big Brother? - I don't know which I'm more disturbed by: the disregard for privacy, the fact that kids under 14 are having sex, or the fact that it is assumed that kids under 14 having sex are victims of rape or molestation. I knew kids that age who were doing the consentual thing, and that was way back in my day when the dinosaurs roamed...
  • It's Not Enough That They Banned Same-Sex Marriage By Law In Indiana... - they have to waste legislative time making it a constitutional amendment, too. (Now, the US Constitution says that "No State shall... pass any... Law impairing the Obligation of Contracts" (Section 10, Clause 1) but apparently that doesn't count when the holy sacred contract of marriage is involved. Is it any wonder I have used my legal marital state as a financial convenience? It sure doesn't have any meaning...)
Enough cynicism. This next link isn't a whine at all. I was reminded of this site in a conversation with someone Sunday and realized I'd never linked it to my blog. I think there are some fascinating ideas on this site, and wish more people looked for middle ground.

Meanwhile, this falls into the What Will They Think Of Next category! Actually, it's a pretty neat idea, but what kind of creativity does it take to come up with an inflatable concrete shelter?

And you know, the fact that the words added to Webster's Dictionary this year included wedgie, Al Qaeda, blog, cargo pants, irritable bowel syndrome and partial-birth abortion says something about our current society. I don't know what it says, mind you, but it says something! :)

More later!