What is your opinion of Candy Corn? I love it. I could make myself sick on it. Of course, that wouldn't take much!
Friday, October 31, 2008
What is your opinion of Candy Corn? I love it. I could make myself sick on it. Of course, that wouldn't take much!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Here is an interesting article comparing British and US teeth. You've probably seen something or heard someone making fun of British teeth for being crooked and yellowed. But over there, they mock Americans for their unnaturally white and straight teeth.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...
A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.
You scored better than half in Nerd, earning you the title of: Pure Nerd.
The times, they are a-changing. It used to be that being exceptionally smart led to being unpopular, which would ultimately lead to picking up all of the traits and tendences associated with the "dork." No-longer. Being smart isn't as socially crippling as it once was, and even more so as you get older: eventually being a Pure Nerd will likely be replaced with the following label: Purely Successful.
Thanks Again! -- THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...
You Are an Audrey!
You are an Audrey -- "I am at peace"
Audreys are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union with others and the world around them.
How to Get Along with Me
- * If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially don't like expectations or pressure
- * I like to listen and to be of service, but don't take advantage of this
- * Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit
- * Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It's OK to nudge me gently and nonjudgmentally
- * Ask me questions to help me get clear
- * Tell me when you like how I look. I'm not averse to flattery
- * Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings
- * I like a good discussion but not a confrontation
- * Let me know you like what I've done or said
- * Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life
What I Like About Being an Audrey
- * being nonjudgmental and accepting
- * caring for and being concerned about others
- * being able to relax and have a good time
- * knowing that most people enjoy my company; I'm easy to be around
- * my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator
- * my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now
- * being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe
What's Hard About Being an Audrey
- * being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive
- * being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline
- * being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally
- * being confused about what I really want
- * caring too much about what others will think of me
- * not being listened to or taken seriously
Audreys as Children Often
- * feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant
- * tune out a lot, especially when others argue
- * are "good" children: deny anger or keep it to themselves
Audreys as Parents
- * are supportive, kind, and warm
- * are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective
Friday, October 24, 2008
Praise the LORD from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
2Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!
3Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all stars of light!
4Praise Him, highest heavens,
And the waters that are above the heavens!
5Let them praise the name of the LORD,
For He commanded and they were created.
6He has also established them forever and ever;
He has made a decree which will not pass away.
7Praise the LORD from the earth,
Sea monsters and all deeps;
8 Fire and hail, snow and clouds;
Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;
9 Mountains and all hills;
Fruit trees and all cedars;
10 Beasts and all cattle;
Creeping things and winged fowl;
11 Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12Both young men and virgins;
Old men and children.
13Let them praise the name of the LORD,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above earth and heaven.
14And He has lifted up a horn for His people,
Praise for all His godly ones;
Even for the sons of Israel, a people near to Him.
Praise the LORD!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I've done a TT on my favorite restaurants. One on weird foods I've eaten. This one will be my favorite foods. Unfortunately, some of the foods I am about to list are foods that I have a sensitivity to and can't eat.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Last night I started a fire in the microwave. I just wanted to soften the butter a bit. But I had it on a napkin and it was in one of those foil wrappers. zap, zap, zap and the napkin went up in flames.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I've seen the political divide do more amputation
This type of rhetoric is something I abhor.
Because if we declare that those who do not vote
What's a person to do?
Recently I started a group on facebook called
So I do not ask you to vote for one person or
So, instead of telling everyone who God wants,
In all of this, let's keep praying, and not only praying,
Feel free to pass this on. You don't even have to give me
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Peace and Forget Me Not were both given to me by ladies I taught Bible Study. I bought my own Happiness.
This dresser has always been in my life. It was my mom and dad's and somewhere along the line they gave it to me. It has a matching mirror and a full size headboard. I love the color of the wood and the bowed front. I probably should have dusted it before I took the picture.
I don't love this picture because it is so expertly executed, but because of the memory of painting it. My mom, her sister, and I went to a lady's house and took an oil painting class. We all painted the same thing and they all looked just about the same. But it was a very fun time. My aunt is gone now, so it is extra special.
The bottom case is just the case for my husband's coronet. But the middle one is a cool old typewriter that an old Colonel gave me when I was heading for college. He didn't even know me, but my mom worked for him. I never actually used it. I payed my room-mate to type all my papers.
This is a table my dad gave me. I used it for my desk until I got a real one. Now it sits in my little foyer.
My other grandmother had a mantle clock and I have wanted to find one just like it, since we can't locate the original. This one isn't just like it, but my daddy got it for me because he knew I wanted one. It plays the same chimes as my grandma's. It also has an interesting personality. It seldom chimes the actual number of times that it should.
My husband's coronet. I like it because I like things that show their wear. Things that are used well and have been through stuff yet still function.
My friend Melanie gave this to me. It was brown and I painted it. She still has some pieces like it as far as I know. So when I look at it I think of her.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Wow! I haven't posted since Sunday! Sorry, man.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
Does the current global financial crisis have you feeling a little shaky? Does it seem that the ground beneath your feet is shifting? Do you feel unstable? Anxious? Are you afraid of going under?
A very present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth should change
And though the mountains slip into the heart of the sea;
Though its waters roar and foam,
Though the mountains quake at its swelling pride. Selah.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Lauri had this on her blog and I loved it. You can look at her post to see where to get the form to do your own poem and read other poems by other people. They are all cool. I will probably work on mine some more, but this is what I have so far.
Where I'm From
I am from cigarette scented pickups. From black and white TV and
Pyrex bowls – yellow for the popcorn and red for the Jell-o.
I am from the squeaky, the dusty, and paneled.
From three bedrooms, green carpet, and doors that open
From room to roam and dirt and trees.
I am from swinging in a tire,
playing Wonder Woman
Reading in the sun, drawing and
listening to John Denver.
Cowboys and Indians and
hide-and-seek in the dark.
From piano lessons,
and Christian school.
I am from cherry trees, grapes vines and rhubarb.
From pony hair, cat hair and chicken feed.
Gardens and worms and wild asparagas.
I am from reunions, Rosehips, and
From Vera and Delmas and Beryl. Two girls and four girls and one boy.
The end of the line.
I am from the teasing and the stoic. I am from praying and bickering
From I’ll give you something to cry about and
if your friends wanted to jump off a cliff…
I am from Jesus saves and lots of rules.
From Sunday morning,
From loving the least of these and everlasting life.
I’m from Pueblo and the Arkansas Valley,
from the dust bowl and a soddy.
From ranches, farms, and railroads.
From Macaroni and cheese and Chicken and dumplings,
bread without salt and canned apples.
Frozen Kool-aid, Banquet chicken and Cheerios.
From the illegitimate son of a sailor, The War of 1812,
and an orphan raised by natives.
A bronc - bustin', homesteading grandma.
A migrant worker grandpa. A WWI vet who just missed hitting the frontlines
and survived the epidemic.
I am from heart attacks, brain cancer, and aneurisms.
From strokes and ninety-five years.
I am from old scrapbooks, grandma’s stored-away boxes,
from funeral receipts, birth bills and marriage licenses stuffed
in a bag. And
memories that need to be mined before it’s too late.
— Hope Douglas J. Harle-Mould
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Thirteen of my favorite smells. Michelle had a post talking about the smell of dirt and so smells are what I'm posting for my thirteen.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
A commenter suggested that I may becoming more Christian Socialist in my outlook. Well... no. I don't think so. I am not for socialism at all.
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
You have probably already heard the story. It made headlines around the world and was on the morning shows, etc. I am not a watcher of news programs, so I didn't know anything about it until I was perusing a Reader's Digest at the salon the other day. A woman let her nine-year-old son ride the New York subway -- ALONE. You can read the story from the mom's perspective here.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
1. link to the person that tagged you.
2. mention the rules.
3. tell six boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
3. tag six other blogger's by linking to them.
4. go to each person's blog and leave them a comment that lets them know they have been tagged.
here are six boring, unspectacular details about me.
1. I wear a size 11 narrow shoe. I guess I should say that I SHOULD wear that size, but I frequently cram my feet into shoe sizes that I can actually find.
Friday, October 3, 2008
I've got a meme for today. But I have some thoughts to share either later today or tomorrow. They are brewing right now.
Four, Four, Four, Four...
A) Four places that I go to over and over:
Words for the Journey, King Soopers, Panera, My chiropractor
B) Four people who e-mail me (regularly):
Nobody. I am on a couple of e-mail loops, but no individuals e-mail me regularly. boo hoo
C) Four of my favorite places to eat:
Cheesecake Factory, Indochine, The Warhorse, Carrabbas
D) Four places I would rather be right now:
Estes Park, a nunnery, Cottonwood Lake, anywhere in the mountains
E) Four people I am tagging:
Melanie, My mom, Robin, Bet
F) Four TV shows I watch:
Monk, Psych, Iron Chef America, Mythbusters
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Thirteen things on my mind this morning: