Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Mi vida

Via Mrs. Ootfp.

This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz
How very interesting. Seems about right though I am not sure why it says we are so financially secure as compared toother things... count my blessing?.


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Police whack giant snow penis

This especially gave me a chuckle....
Biasotti worries the display might give others ideas. "Now we're going to get snow penises popping up all over town," he said.

sigh, sorta makes me wish I had some snow here.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Via Jodiferous

Your element is Darkness. You prefer to stick to
the shadows and only reveal your true self when
you absolutely have to. You like being alone
and probably don't have a ton of friends, just
a few close ones. In a group you're also
considered the quiet one and not without good
reason. You're not shy, you just don't have
anything to say. You like to think things
through carefully before acting, you know that
you only get one chance at things. That isn't a
problem though, with your intelligence there is
no obstacle that can stand in your way.

~Your Inner Element~ ((7 Results. Pictures have been added for each.))
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And here is the rest of it.


Sunday, December 04, 2005

Saturday, December 03, 2005


Is there any other kind of book to write?

Via Mrs. Ootfp

LITERATURE! - You have a story...oh yes, you do!
You are not quite sure what it is, but it
burns! It burns to be poured onto the page!
Write! Write I say! And thrill us with your
unique view of the world. YOU are your own

How generic...

I am book, hear me slam shut!

Via the Llamabutchers

Why do I feel so lucky to be this:

and not this:

take the WHAT BAD BOOK ARE YOU test.

and go to mewing.net. not as good as reading a good book, but way better than a bad one.

And now for the truth. I managed to get though HS and Uni and never had to read this, or if I did I talked my boyfriend into re-telling it to me so I was spared.

BTW... I have read atlas shrugged and figured that AR must have eaten poo-poo sanswiches and drank pee-pee shakes, because she is vile in a pseudo intellectual way (then again, who am I to talk/write) in short I think she is responsible for much of the evil in our current day in age.
ha ha ha

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Not quite ID

You are an atheist evolutionist. You do not believe
that anything supernatural is required to
explain any aspect of creation.

What Type of Evolutionist/Creationist Are You?
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Not quite how I really feel, but I do admire Chuck Darwin quite a bit.
I wonder how he would feel about my calling him Chuck?

Saturday, November 19, 2005

A second hundred things (exposed):

101. My favorite color is orange
102. Because not many people like it
103. I tend to be lazy
104. I love the desert
105. Especially how it smells after a rain
106. I have bottled up that smell
107. I love coffee
108. I tell people it is against the law for me not to love it
109. I love science
110. I hate talking about my views in politics
111. Because people get so heated
112. It is just politics
113. I still like people, even if their view is different form mine
114. I am not sure this is always reciprocated
115. I am very middle of the road.
116. I admire Goldwater
117. I am often confused for a bleeding heart liberal
118. But never for a member of the VRWC
119. I don't think I fit into either mold
120. I feel very exposed letting people know this about me
121. I think I have rose colored glasses when it comes to life
122. I don't think it is a bad thing
123. I try not to let new experiences pass me by
124. But I manage to let them slip past anyway
125. I am very paranoid about how others perceive me
126. And I hate this about me
127. I cry at the drop of a hat
128. I think that this is a good thing
129. People tease me all the time about it
130. I find that very hurtful
131. I like being naked
132. But I am not a nudist
133. I want another baby
134. I want a girl so that my mitochondrial DNA gets passed
135. I don't know why I want this
136. I wish that did not sound so weird
137. I have a tattoo
138. It is of a bird on my mother's family crest
139. It is of a jackdaw
140. It has no feet - meaning that they can never land and are always traveling
141. I felt that applied to my life
142. I was inspired to get it after reading about Ta Moko and it being a way to identify kin.
143. I think kinship is very important
144. But it is hard to maintain kinship ties
145. I think it is worth it, and I wish more people did too
146. I love Pepsi
147. Not Coke
148. I consider CBS News Sunday Morning to be a guilty TV pleasure...
149. I hate moving
150. I am an Ecuadorian hula hoop champion
151. I have only ever won food items in raffles (all of them cakes)
152. I think the world is going to fast
153. I have thought this since I was six
154. I envy people who can write poetry (well)
155. I find my long ago previous attempts were cheesy
156. I like being cold
157. I hate the snow
158. And I love living in a desert
159. I want to write a book
160. But I am not ready to yet
161. I love taking pictures of my son.
162. I love my husband dearly
163. He is a moral man
164. I love this best about him
165. I think people can be very cruel
166. I don't know why this is
167. People often bewilder me
168. So much so that I often dream of being a hermit
169. I tend to have really high expectations of people
170. So I am often disappointed
171. I try to remind myself that in the long run most of that is not that important
172. I love to cook
173. But my husband is better
174. And this intimidates me greatly
175. I often have a sink full of dishes
176. Even though I have an automatic dishwasher
177. I read every day
178. I read because I think I need to
179. I don't think I am all that smart
180. But people tell me I am
181. I don't know why I can't believe them.
182. I practice mindfulness based stress reduction
183. It helps me get over myself
184. I really need to do it more often.
185. I am often a follower
186. But people tell me I am a leader
187. I envy people that can pick themselves up when they hit bottom
188. Because I worry it will happen to me
189. And I won't be able to
190. I hate that I worry about things so much
191. I don't feel like I have a "home" to go back to
192. Because it is spread over thousands and thousands of miles.
193. I wish that I had a fairy godmother
194. I wish I were more able to take risks
195. I am terrified of knives
196. Someone told me once it is probably related to watching my father bullfight
197. I wish I took better care of myself
198. I removed many things I wrote on this list
199. Having them out there made me feel REALLY vulnerable
200. I still feel vulnerable after this list.

Friday, November 18, 2005

I think I must be THAT girl...

Amazing what google can do. I am indeed the girl that grew up in exotic places. Sometimes I think that this man is the biggest goofball in the world. But it may be the case that I am. I still don't understand what the tension is between this man and myself, but it is still there, haunting me from obscure corners of my subconscious. I know I love my husband, and I wonder if it is a betrayal that I still think of this man. I don't think so... mainly because this man, Andrew, is about as selfish as they come. When we gave our relationship one last try, he blew it. I just wonder why he could never be honest with me, I learned to be honest with him.
Anyway, about those long lost forgotten loves, I will never forget this one... but I am soooooo glad I am married to the man I am as he is honest and somehow manages to complete me in ways I never thought possible. Schatz, if you ever find this and read it.... know that I love you with my whole entire heart and that I am so grateful that I could bear you our lovely and delightful son and that I would never leave you to go back to this man.

other biographers?

I knew I was fast but that fast....

Via Mrs. Ootfp

You're a Cheetah!

You are fast. Really fast. So fast, in fact, that many people may never see you as you pass them by. You definitely have your soft spots, or maybe just a lot of spots in general. You'd like to think of them as freckles. When others say your name very quickly, you think they're accusing you of something.

Take the Animal Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

Very interesting.


Friday, November 11, 2005

A-Z what about me....

A-Z Questions about Moi! Via Curmudgeonry

A - Age you moved away from home: 2, at least that is when we moved away from Colombia. As far as when I was an adult. 18 for a short time, then again at 21.

B - First Boyfriend’s name: Manuel (everyone else calls him Damian)

C - Chore You Hate: Cleaning, unpacking, cleaning, putting things away, cleaning, teh dishes, cleaning

D - Dad’s Name: James

E - Essential Make-Up Item: mascara IFF I wear anything

F - Fave Actress: Audrey and Kathrine

G - Gold or Silver: both

H - Heritage: Mutt. Scottish, English, Irish, American Indian (Cherokee), German, Colombian, Ecuadorean.

I - Instruments You Play: recorder

J - Job Title: mom

K - Kids: 1 Squink

L - Living Arrangements: house

M - Mom’s Name: Kathryn

N - Number of TV’s in your house: One

O - Overnight Hospital Stays: Three stays; 1) 14 days with Pneumonia, 2&3) 14 nights for my pregnancy (two stays)

P - Phobia: Knives

Q - Quote You Like: These are ancient traditions, it is my duty to preserve them. ~ A Tibetan Monk

R - Religious Affiliations: Presbyterian and Catholic among other influences

S - Stuff You Collect: Globes (as in of the planet earth), ladybug things, junk

T - Time You Wake Up: 6:30 ish

U - Unique Habit: living

V - Vegetable You Refuse to Eat: none

W - Worst Habit: lack of cleaning

X - X-Rays You’ve Had: too many to count

Y - Yummy Food You Make: Pancakes, Thai pizza, food in general

Z - Zodiac Sign: Sag

I tag you and you.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Here is the beginning of my post.

And here is the rest of it.


and yet another quiz...

You scored as Classical Liberal. You are a classical liberal. You are sceptical about much of the historicity of the Bible, and the most important thing Jesus has done is to set us a good moral example that we are to follow. Doctrines like the trinity and the incarnation are speculative and not really important, and in the face of science and philosophy the surest way we can be certain about God is by our inner awareness of him. Discipleship is expressed by good moral behaviour, but inward religious feeling is most important.

Classical Liberal


Roman Catholic




Evangelical Holiness/Wesleyan


Neo orthodox


Modern Liberal




Reformed Evangelical




What's your theological worldview?
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hmmmmm......... emergent PoMo no less.... what is up with that.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

tortured conceptual artist
You are a Tortured Conceptual Artist. Your fellow
postmodernists call you an anachronism, but
you've never cared much about the opinions of
others. After all, most of them are far too
simple-minded to appreciate the nuances of your
work. They talk, while you are part of a lived

What kind of postmodernist are you!?
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Tuesday, November 01, 2005


You have the Vermeer girl look. A Vermeer girl
appealed mostly to the old masters of the Dutch
school, who painted pictures of everyday life
as they knew it. With her fine, fair skin, she
suited a light, natural, dewy make-up. The
Vermeer Girl loved homely things, such as
homemade soaps and candles. The following
artists would have liked to paint you; Pieter
de Hooch and Jan Vermeer.

'Pretty As A Picture' - Which Artist Would Paint You?
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And here is the rest of it.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Thursday, October 27, 2005

birth day(s)

Your Birthdate: December 2

Your birth on the 2nd day of the month adds a degree of emotion, sensitivity, and intuition to your life.
The 2 is a very social number allowing you to make friends easily and quickly.
Yet you are apt to have a rather nervous air in the company of a large group.

You have a warmhearted nature and emotional understanding that constantly seeks affection.
You are more prone than most to become depressed and moody, as emotions can turn inward and cause anxiety and mental turmoil.
It can be hard for you to bounce back to reality when depression sets in.

Your Birthdate: December 22

While sometimes employing unorthodox approaches, you are capable of handling large scale undertakings.
You assume great responsibility and work long and hard toward completion.
Often, especially in the early part of life, there is rigidity or stubbornness, and a tendency to repress feelings.

Idealistic, you work for the greater good with a good deal of inner strength and charisma.
An extremely capable organizer, but likely to paint with broad strokes rather than detail.
You are very aware and intuitive.
You are subject to a good deal of nervous tension.

Your Birthdate: August 12

Being born on the 12th day of the month (3 energy) is likely to add a good bit of vitality to your life.
The energy of 3 allows you bounce back rapidly from setbacks, physical or mental.
There is a restlessness in your nature, but you seem to be able to portray an easygoing, sometimes "couldn't care less" attitude.

You have a natural ability to express yourself in public, and you always make a very good impression.
Good with words, you excel in writing, speaking, and possibly singing.
You are energetic and always a good conversationalist.

You have a keen imagination, but you tend to scatter your energies and become involved with too may superficial matters.
Your mind is practical and rational despite this tendency to jump about.
You are affectionate and loving - but very sensitive.
You are subject to rapid ups and downs.


Sunday, October 23, 2005

fatty, fatty, two by four

Too cute. But it breaks my heart to see him with formula. I hate that I can only breast feed once a day and that even that is slowing down.

Saturday, October 22, 2005


Originally uploaded by Blair Necessities.
My precious


Please don't invite me to a birthday party and tell me not to bring presents. Only to have me show up and see that everyone else brought one.I find it rather insulting and devoid of graciousness to do that.

Friday, October 21, 2005

Again, I am not surprised by this...

You Are A: Monkey!

monkeyMonkeys are intelligent and agile, well-adapted for jungle life as they swing happily from tree to tree. As a monkey, you are a social animal who prefers a warm climate, eats a wide range of food and is quick to learn new things. A monkey's tiny primate features are irresistable, as is her gregarious personality!

You were almost a: Pony or a Bear Cub
You are least like a: Groundhog or a ChipmunkDiscover What Cute Animal You Are!

Sunday, October 16, 2005


I just want to know what is so wrong with my son... that my brother and his wife refuse to let their children be around him. He is such a sweet, happy, friendly little boy. I have loved and do love their children with the depth, breadth and height my soul can reach... and yet, they refuse to let their children visit and never invite us over.

It breaks my heart.

It is so personal.


Friday, September 16, 2005

Your Career Type: Investigative

You are precise, scientific, and intellectual.
Your talents lie in understanding and solving math and science problems.

You would make an excellent:

Architect - Biologist - Chemist
Dentist - Electrical Technician - Mathematician
Medical Technician - Meteorologist - Pharmacist
Physician - Surveyor - Veterinarian

The worst career options for your are enterprising careers, like lawyer or real estate agent.

Oh really

How You Life Your Life

You seem to be straight forward, but you keep a lot inside.
You're laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think.
You prefer a variety of friends and tend to change friends quickly.
Some of your past dreams have disappointed you, but you don't let it get you down.

The Prince a la Blair

You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead...
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself - unless you have to!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Your Brain's Pattern

Your brain is always looking for the connections in life.
You always amaze your friends by figuring out things first.
You're also good at connecting people - and often play match maker.
You see the world in fluid, flexible terms. Nothing is black or white.

Friday, August 26, 2005

meeeee ow

You scored as Couch Potato Cat.
Decorative pillow? No, that'd be you sitting on the couch, even still. Hmm. . . I'm guessing you have Web TV.

Couch Potato Cat
Nerd Cat
Pissed at the World Cat
Drunk Cat
Ninja Cat
Derranged Cat
Love Machine Cat
Which Absurd Cat are you?
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This makes me really sad

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

True Facts

In comic strips, the person on the left always speaks first.

Follow the title post to read a lot more -
The average person laughs 15 times a day.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005


"Seven Blunders of the World"

1. Wealth without work

2. Pleasure without conscience

3. Knowledge without character

4. Commerce without morality

5. Science without humanity

6. Worship without sacrifice

7. Politics without principle

—Mahatma Gandhi

Saturday, August 06, 2005

I am moving soon

I am so excited to be moving soon!
11 days more and we are in what (up to now at least) has been my dream house!!!!

However, there is nothing like moving to create havoc in a marriage. For example: My husband, who has yet to pack a single friggin box, has stated that "We are 1/3 moved".
I, the one that has filled just about every single friggin box, believe that we are 2/3 moved.
I think I hate him when he complains about things and says he feels overwhealmed... in a normal way.

To give him credit though, he has been the one to lug over all the boxes, with help.... while I get to do it all myself plus take care of our breastfeeding 7 month old.


I don't think so

Friday, August 05, 2005



Hope is important because it can make the present moment less difficult to bear. If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thursday, August 04, 2005

Is this for real?

Young Boys Wankdorf erection relief

BERN, Switzerland, July 31 (Reuters) - The supporters of Young Boys Bern have not had too much to celebrate in the 19 years since their team last won the Swiss league title.

Long since eclipsed by the likes of FC Basel and Grasshoppers Zurich, the club from the Swiss capital has even got a reputation for enjoying its status as a perennial loser.

But this weekend Young Boys sought to shake off their old image by officially opening the 32,000 Stade de Suisse Wankdorf stadium -- which cost 350 million Swiss francs ($271.3 million) -- with an uncharacteristically flashy homecoming party.

'I'm extremely happy, because I'm convinced this is the stadium from which Young Boys can finally launch themselves back into sporting success,' Swiss president, and Bern native, Samuel Schmid told spectators just before Saturday's show got underway.

Looking on as acrobats, musicians and dancers took to the pitch, the stadium's private investors gladly shared Schmid's enthusiasm while insisting the financial viability of the overall complex does not depend solely on the team's success.

'We have learned a lot from the multifunctional stadium at FC Basel,' stadium board president Benno Oertig told Reuters.

'When you look at the total investment, it's clear that we had to have other sources of income than just the football, which is why we have a supermarket, shops, offices and even a school included in the complex.'

'But of course the performance of the football club will have an important knock-on effect.

'We have calculated for average crowds of around 15,000 per match and are also targeting at least a third place finish in the league this season. That might put some pressure on the club, but you need pressure if you want to succeed.'

Fortunately for team coach Hans-Peter Zaugg, the club's backers also appreciate the need to invest in players.

Working to a budget of about 8.5 million Swiss francs -- surpassed in Swiss football only by FC Basel's estimated 30 million -- Zaugg made eight pre-season signings.

The most notable coup was convincing Switzerland midfielder and former Basel hero Hakan Yakin to join the club.

Having won both their opening away matches to take an early lead at the top of the Swiss standings, Young Boys already look prepared for their season of change.

'The building of the new stadium certainly played a part in my coming here,' Yakin told Reuters on Saturday.

'I'd already seen what a new home can do for a team during my time at Basel -- so now it's up to us players to put in performances that will bring in the supporters.'

Despite the recently appended Stade de Suisse title, the new Wankdorf does not have any official status as a national stadium and will share the staging of international matches with the other new Swiss grounds in Basel and Geneva.

The future hosts for Swiss Cup finals -- previously held exclusively in Bern -- is also still to be decided.

The Bern stadium is, however, already set to stage three group matches at the 2008 European Championships, marking a return to the international stage more than half a century after the old Wankdorf hosted the 1954 World Cup final.

Back in those days, Young Boys had something of a giant-killing reputation in Europe and even reached the semi-finals of the 1959 European Cup.

A second round defeat to Olympic Marseille in this season's Intertoto Cup reminded Bern's supporters that European glory is still a long way off.

Thanks to the new home, though, domestic success no longer looks quite so impossible.

• Your views on this story? Email newsdesk@soccernet.com

on love

When we come into contact with the other person, our thoughts and actions should express our mind of compassion, even if that person says and does things that are not easy to accept. We practice in this way until we see clearly that our love is not contingent upon the other person being lovable.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

I feel so betrayed by you.

Dear ex tenant;

I feel so betrayed by you.

You promised to take care of our house when you moved in, we severely cut your rent too. You said this in “Jesus’ name” also…

I feel so betrayed by you.

However, my husband and I spent a lot of money just making the house even presentable.

I feel so betrayed by you.

I am using this forum to just express the grief I have over being taken advantage by you.

I feel so betrayed by you.

We found you a cheap car, and sold it to you so that you would not have to beholden to the boss that had loaned you his car and charged you too much… we even made it so that you could pay us back in installments…

I feel so betrayed by you.

Granted, if you offered us anything, we accepted it, but we thought you were a friend of sorts… but after all is said and done I have to say…

I feel so betrayed by you.

You are one disgusting person… why?

  • You left food, everywhere
  • You had broken eggs in the fridge that had baby birds in them
  • The grime in the fridge made anything you kept in is unsanitary and unhealthy
  • You had so much garbage in the back yard that you had made homes for pack rats
  • You painted around you bed
  • You used a writing pen to tell you what was behind every door… as if you were an imbecile
  • You ruined the house, it smells horrible
  • We found your “French tickler” in the alley… that alone was/is disgusting; I wonder if it was your boss or your co worker that threw it away…
  • Your boss and co-workers came to help, but they are all disgusted to, I heard them say that.
  • you stole our cutain rods
  • you haven't made a car paymennt in two months
  • you call us to ask about your fans that you left behind, which was your responsibility

I feel so betrayed by you.

I will add more if I feel like it, I just want to get on to the part where I feel so betrayed by your disgustingness

I feel so betrayed by you.

Now… I don’t even think you have any shame; this is not how you lived when you first moved in… so what am I left to think:

I feel so betrayed by you.

You, *freak*, are a tweaker. That rumor came to us as we were presented with the opportunity to sell the house. You call your boss the *freak*, when it is really you.

I feel so betrayed by you.

I denied it, but I had not seen how you lived, I went on the assumption that you were as clean and spotless as you used to be.

I feel so betrayed by you.

I am just feeling so betrayed by you. I have gone through moments where I curse you.

I feel so betrayed by you.

But I have to know that your God is ashamed of you, your ancestors, your grandma that you fondly talked about, them… they are watching you from their place in heaven and looking upon you with disgust… your actions, are what the road to hell is paved with!

I feel so betrayed by you.

BTW - I took this test for you and here are your results:
You are 83% White Trash.
Total White Trash!
Born in a trailer, live in a trailer, die in a trailer. You are the epitome of white trashiness. Unfortunately, you have no clue what epitome means.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

I thought as much

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (50%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (50%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?
personality tests by similarminds.com

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (52%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (52%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?(word test)
personality tests by similarminds.com

Brain Lateralization Test Results
Right Brain (50%) The right hemisphere is the visual, figurative, artistic, and intuitive side of the brain.
Left Brain (50%) The left hemisphere is the logical, articulate, assertive, and practical side of the brain
Are You Right or Left Brained?(word pair test)
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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

filet of soul

You Are a Dreaming Soul

Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you awy from this world
So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time
You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all...
But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult

You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.
Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.
Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others.
Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul

Friday, July 22, 2005

How to win friends and influence people

Your Hidden Talent
You have the power to persuade and influence others.
You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around.
The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it.
Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!

Monday, July 18, 2005