Friday, August 31, 2007
How are your weekend plans shaping up?
New photographic hunt!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
|Your Kiss is Black|
Your kisses are amazing. You put a lot of effort into your kissing technique.
You are a perfectionist, and you never leave any kissing detail to chance.
When you're kissing, you like to be in charge. You don't enjoy someone else taking the lead.
You know you're the best kisser. In fact, you're often disappointed by how other people kiss.
Kissing Type: Thoughtful
People See Your Kisses as: Amazingly unreal
You Kiss Best With: A Pink Kisser
Stay away from: A Green Kisser
Freudian Inventory Results
|Oral (36%) you appear to be stubbornly and irrationally against receiving help even when it might be the more intelligent option. |
Anal (46%) you appear to have a good balance of self control and spontaneity, order and chaos, variety and selectivity.
Phallic (40%) you appear to have a good balance of sexual awareness and sexual composure.
Latency (56%) you appear to have a good balance of abstract knowledge seeking and practicality, dealing with real world responsibilities while still cultivating your abstract and creative faculties and interests.
Genital (53%) you appear to be somewhere between a progressive/openminded and regressive/closeminded outlook on life.
personality tests by similarminds.com
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
|Your Life Path Number is 3|
Your purpose in life is to express your unique self.
You are a creative and artistic person with an interesting view on life.
Witty and outgoing, you enjoy sharing your crazy ideas with anyone who will listen.
A total social butterfly, you're the life of any party.
In love, you inspire and enchant your partner. You are often an object of fantasy and desire.
While you are very talented, you sometimes lack the ambition to put your talents in play.
And while your wit carries you a long way, you occasionally use it to mask your true feelings.
Your natural abilities can bring you all the success in the world ... if you let them
Diane and Julie did it, so me too.
Monday, August 27, 2007
I have to admit, I haven't read Jane Austen. The movie made me want to read her, or at least rent Pride and Prejudice. I understand I've been missing a lot by not seeing Colin Firth play Darcy in that movie.
After seeing Becoming Jane I had to stop and think what books we did read in English Lit. Boy, that was a long time ago. Excerpts from Beowulf and Canterbury Tales. Dickens, both Great Expectations and Christmas Carol. Thomas Hardy, if I remember correctly. Return of the Native. I bet that was it.
Now, I'm curious. If you took lit classes, what books did you read? I'm going to try to remember the Am Lit and World Lit selections also, but it is too late tonight.
Shirl's Rating: 3.5/4
This concludes the summer season of movies.
Shirl's Rating: 1/4
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Spo** [9:15 P.M.]: good ur on
Spo** [9:16 P.M.]: okay... drinks watermelon and strawberry lemonade and shirley temple 2... a different recipies than a shirley temple
Spo** [9:17 P.M.]: the for the appatizers fruit salsa and cinnamon chips... made out of tortilla chips
Spo** [9:18 P.M.]: then mini weenies and tarragon chicken salad
Spo** [9:19 P.M.]: and for dessert summer cherry jubilee sauce over nonfat frozen yougert
Spo**[9:19 P.M.]: yogurt**
Going to be interesting!
|You May Be a Bit Borderline...|
Your mood swings make a roller coaster look tame!
When you're up, you're a little bit crazy...
And when you're down, your whole world is crashing
Scary thing is, these moods can change by the minute!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
1. Quiet. One of the many reasons I like living in the country. The quiet is wonderful. (However, tonight it is broken by the chirrup of a cricket in the heating ducts. The cats can't reach it.)
2. Quality. Quality in anything or anyone.
3. Quizzes! And doesn't the internet have a lot of them!
4. Quilts. Beautiful, old, hand-pieced quilts. Great for snuggling in on cold winter nights.
5 & 6. Quivers and Quakes (that go with that O word I couldn't say a couple of weeks ago)
8. Quacking of ducks.
9. Quickness. Not that I possess any.
10. Quaint little villages.
11. Quantum Tea.
13. And, with football season coming on, let us not forget Quarterbacks! (Though linemen are my absolute favorites.)
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
This movie got terrible reviews, and I'm not sure why. I loved it. Catherine Zeta Jones role as a tough chef and scared aunt was well played. Her love interest is played by Aaron Eckhardt, whom you may remember as the lead in Thank You for Smoking. Abigail Breslin, "Little Miss Sunshine", portrays the niece, and continues to provide real kid performances. And then there is the food. Perhaps that's it. Perhaps I am a foodie after all.
Shirl's Rating: 3/4
Shirl's Rating: 2.5/4
Non-related. I kept hearing "Oprah is coming" on the Today Show this morning. Wrong. "Okra is coming" is what they were saying. Oops.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Evan Almighty lacks the heartfeltness of the death scene of Bruce Almighty, where Bruce learns to pray. I still think that prayer is the most beautiful prayer scene I've seen on the big screen:
God: Grace. You want her back?
Bruce: No. I want her to be happy, no matter what that means. I want her to find someone who will treat her with all the love she deserved from me. I want her to meet someone who will see her always as I do now, through Your eyes.
God: Now THAT'S a prayer.
oh Great! Now that I'm looking at imdb.com on this, I see they really do go together! Evan Baxter was in Bruce Almighty! He got Bruce's job. Oh man. I am so forgetful. Wow!
Shirl's Score: 2.5/4
Shirl's rating: 1.5 out of 4.
Monday, August 20, 2007
|You Are a Grilled Cheese Sandwich|
You are a traditional person with very simple tastes.
In your opinion, the best things in life are free, easy, and fun.
You totally go with the flow. And you enjoy every minute of it!
Your best friend: The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich
Your mortal enemy: The Ham Sandwich
Spotted this over at Patti's. She's a Grilled Cheese too! *smile*
"Um, yeah, just waking up," I smile.
"Oh good." She sounded nervous, but I was kind of sleepy. "Maynard called." Maynard lives on Mt. Hope, and he can see the farm from his backyard. He's got bad arthritis, and drives around in a little golf cart chasing deer and checking out the neighborhood. He has had a drinking problem through the years, but he is a good-hearted person. "He said that a branch fell on your car, and your back window is broken."
"What??????" I hopped out of bed. The poor kitties didn't know what had hit them. I ran to the office window. Sure enough, Maynard hadn't been telling a story.
Oh well. These things happen. Insurance will pay most of it, the glass people make mobile calls so they will be here this afternoon. Kind of an expensive lesson but I think I have learned it now: PARK IN THE GARAGE, IDIOT!!!!
Sunday, August 19, 2007
|You Are a Yellow Crayon|
Your world is colored with happy, warm, fun colors.
You have a thoughtful and wise way about you. Some people might even consider you a genius.
Charming and eloquent, you are able to get people to do things your way.
While you seem spontaneous and free wheeling, you are calculating to the extreme.
Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth.
Spotted at Meowminx. Now . . . who will be the purple????
Mom must have been watching from the office window, because next thing I know, here she comes running (well, okay, hobbling) out the door.
A good time was had by all!
Friday, August 17, 2007
Our other favorite was Rawhide. Clint Eastwood, when he was only known as Rowdy Yates.
Were you a western fan?
Thursday, August 16, 2007
I remember watching this movie on TV when I was in High School, probably in 1972, and I remembered it all these 33 years. I was amazed when I found it for sale on E-Bay. I remember it being fascinating in 1972 because it was obviously filmed on video-tape and had a very different look. I was disappointed it was transferred to film, but I guess it had to be, to be transferred to DVD, possibly? This movie made me cry when I was a teenager, and did again at 47. Jan Michael-Vincent was so beautiful then. And, as a 15 year old, I didn't appreciate Hershel Bernardi's performance as much as I did today. It is a very moving film, and if you are a romantic you will want to view it. I believe it is a very underrated film
What old (and that is a relative term) movie/tv show/song still lingers in your memory?
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
|Your Five Factor Personality Profile|
You have medium extroversion.
You're not the life of the party, but you do show up for the party.
Sometimes you are full of energy and open to new social experiences.
But you also need to hibernate and enjoy your "down time."
You have medium conscientiousness.
You're generally good at balancing work and play.
When you need to buckle down, you can usually get tasks done.
But you've been known to goof off when you know you can get away with it.
You have medium agreeableness.
You're generally a friendly and trusting person.
But you also have a healthy dose of cynicism.
You get along well with others, as long as they play fair.
You have low neuroticism.
You are very emotionally stable and mentally together.
Only the greatest setbacks upset you, and you bounce back quickly.
Overall, you are typically calm and relaxed - making others feel secure.
Openness to experience:
Your openness to new experiences is high.
In life, you tend to be an early adopter of all new things and ideas.
You'll try almost anything interesting, and you're constantly pushing your own limits.
A great connoisseir of art and beauty, you can find the positive side of almost anything.
It's pretty obvious fall/autumn is coming. It's dark when I get up in the morning now, and it's dark an hour earlier at night. *sigh* Soon I'll only be able to garden on the weekends. However, we're getting close to the start of college Big 10 football.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
Now the new generations have started. One of the activities this weekend was a baby shower for niece #2. She's expecting her first in November. This young fellow is Caleb Jeffrey. He's niece #1's 7-month-old son.
We're passing those babies around again, and it sure feels good!
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Edit the next morning:
I woke up at 2:30, and decided to go out into the backyard to see what I could see. I have some big old mucking boots, so I slipped those on, in case creepy crawly things were out. I stayed out for about seven minutes, but, sad to say, saw no meteors. The stars were very pretty however.
Julie plays, so Monkey See, Monkey Do.
Thirteen things I like that begin with P.
1. Paul my nephew
4. Pens and pencils
6. Pumpkin Pie
8. Pork Chops
Well! this was quite an edible list!
Voyage :: of the Dawn Treader
Patricia :: Patti
Transformation :: Chrysalis to Butterfly
Vocabulary :: Language
San Francisco :: Golden Gate Bridge
Edward :: Family Name
Sawyer :: Tom
Literary :: Book-loving
Tiger :: Zoo
Seal :: Letter
I'm back! Busy busy weekend, but I've settled down now!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Somewhere along the way I also learned that the Monarchs migrate to Mexico each year from the mid and northern United States. That, in itself, is an amazing feat. However, when you consider the life cycle of the Monarch, it becomes downright Magical.
Monarchs generally live about six to eight weeks. The egg stage is about four days, the caterpillar stage is about 14 days, the chrysalis stage is about ten days, and the butterfly stage is about 2-6 weeks.
There are four generations in a year. The first generation returns to the north, and does the eggs/caterpillar/Chrysalis/butterfly thing. Generation two and generation three follow, about every two months. Generation four hatches in September/October, and it is THIS batch that migrates.
Now I wanna know: how DO they know?
The preferred siting for chicken coops is to have the windows face south, here in the US. It's something about maximizing winter sun exposure and minimizing winter. Is it reversed in Oz?
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
you. had much practice,
said One believe impossible things. that
Lighthouse song Monday, August
03, 2007 From the road They
know What Sticks: Why Mom told you are
Different Today was the store
and commenced to acquire knowledge
and I settle into the road.
Hogwarts Sorting Hat: Based on Myers-Briggs Personality Typing
You are a RAVENCLAW!As a Ravenclaw and as an NTJ, you are intellectual, independent, and value excellence in yourself and others. You are naturally curious, and can usually see many sides to the same argument or issue. You are driven to acquire knowledge and set very high standards for yourself and others. You excel at and enjoy strategizing, planning, and focusing on the big picture. You enjoy being challenged, and can accept constructive criticism without taking it personally. You are excellent at organizing yourself and others.
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Tuesday, August 07, 2007
There's a Lighthouse on the hillside
That over looks life's sea
When I'm tossed it sends out a light
That I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead us o'er
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse
My ship would be no more
And I thank God for the Lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
For Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I could clearly see
If it wasn't for the Lighthouse (tell me)
Where would this ship be?
Everybody that lives about us
Says tear that Lighthouse down
The big ships don't sail this way anymore
There's no use of it standing round
Then my mind goes back to that stormy night
When just in time I saw the light
Yes, the light from that old Lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill
Repeat Chorus (x2)
Monday, August 06, 2007
Last night I was wearing a tee-shirt with lighthouses on it. "I like that," the proprietess said. "Reminds me of that song at church, do you know it?"
"I'm not sure," I say.
She closes her eyes, clears her throat, and begins to sing the chorus of it. She has a lovely voice, and I tell her so. "If you wait a minute, I'll get the words and sing the whole thing for you."
Well, I had the time, and so I waited inside the door and sipped my pop. She came back into the store and commenced to sing. Another customer came in, returning bottles. He then got his beer and waited patiently at the counter while she finished.
It was a lovely song.
The evening was kind of gray and damp. There were plenty of horse tracks on the road. The little town of Chester has a blacksmith (non-Amish) and he was busy. As I came down Kinsel, I could see that the Sunday gathering must have been held at the place above. I turned to drive past the house. The menfolk were walking toward the barn. Several waved. I think they know folks are curious.
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Highway 2, the major route across the southern boundary of the park, was closed to traffic. It is now open, but the vehicles are being escorted across Marias Pass as the fire is only about a mile away. (Note: Marias Pass is the lowest elevation pass across the United States Rocky Mountains.)
The Number 1 Montana fire is burning near Gates of the Mountain Wilderness, an area immortalized in Lewis & Clark's diaries. This area was the site of the terrible Mann Gulch fire in 1949, in which 13 firefighters lost their lives. Norman Maclean's last book was Young Men and Fire, an accounting of this terrible tragedy. (Norman Maclean's most famous book is A River Runs Through It.) On our trip to Montana in 2003 Mom and I visited this beautiful area.
Voices :: raised in song
Have to :: Must
Machine :: Vending
Seventh grade :: Long long time ago
Beach :: where I'd like to be, sand
Roommate :: Been a few years . . .
Cyclone :: Tornado
Theater :: Movie
Pregnant :: Kathryn
Phoebe :: Aunt
|You are 25% geek||OK, so maybe you ain't a geek. You do, at least, show a bit of interest in the world around you. Either that, or you have enough of a sense of humor to pick some of the sillier answers on the test. Regardless, you're probably a pretty nifty, well-rounded person who gets along fine with people and can chat with just about anyone without fear of looking stupid or foolish or overly concerned with minutiae. God, I hate you.|
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't believe impossible things."
"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometime I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass
From the August 2002 archives
Friday, August 03, 2007
|What color is your soul painted?|
Your soul is painted the color purple, which embodies the characteristics of sensuality, spirituality, creativity, wealth, royalty, nobility, mystery, enlightenment, arrogance, gaudiness, mourning, confusion, pride, delicacy, power, meditation, religion, and ambition. Purple falls under the element of Earth, and was once a European symbol of royalty; today it symbolizes the divine.
Quizzes and Personality Tests
Found at Blue Gail's.
13 things that I like that begin with the letter O. In no particular order.
2. O's. (I can't write the word, but Julie can.)
5. Oscar - Great-Grandpa.
6. Orioles - the birds.
9. Old people
10. Old Things
11. Opera (sometimes)
12. Ontario, the Lake and the Canadian Province.