Saturday, September 30, 2006

You Are Romanticism

You are likely to see the world as it should be, not as it is.
You prefer to celebrate the great things people do... not the horrors they're capable of.
For you, there is nothing more inspiring than a great hero.
You believe that great art reflects the artist's imagination and true ideals.
You Should Try Whitewater Rafting

Get in some IV class rapids...
And see if you can stay in the raft

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Uhhh, not really. But thanks for playing...

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||| 43%
Stability |||||||||||||||||| 73%
Orderliness |||||||||||| 43%
Accommodation |||||||||||| 50%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||| 63%
Intellectual |||||||||||||| 56%
Mystical |||||||||||||||| 63%
Artistic |||||||||||||||| 70%
Religious |||||||||||||||| 63%
Hedonism || 10%
Materialism |||||||||||||| 56%
Narcissism |||||||||||| 50%
Adventurousness |||||||||||||||| 63%
Work ethic |||||||||||||||| 70%
Self absorbed |||||| 23%
Conflict seeking |||||||||||| 50%
Need to dominate |||||||||||| 43%
Romantic |||||||||||| 43%
Avoidant |||| 16%
Anti-authority |||||| 30%
Wealth |||||||||||| 43%
Dependency |||| 16%
Change averse |||||| 23%
Cautiousness |||||| 30%
Individuality |||||||||||||||| 63%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||||||| 83%
Peter pan complex |||||||||| 36%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Physical Fitness || 10%
Histrionic |||||| 23%
Paranoia |||||||||| 36%
Vanity |||||||||||| 43%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||| 36%
Female cliche |||||||||||| 50%
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Stability results were high which suggests you are very relaxed, calm, secure, and optimistic..

Orderliness results were moderately low which suggests you are, at times, overly flexible, improvised, and fun seeking at the expense of reliability, work ethic, and long term accomplishment.

Extraversion results were moderately low which suggests you are reclusive, quiet, unassertive, and secretive.

trait snapshot:
rarely irritated, positive, tough, non phobic, fearless, likes the unknown, self reliant, high self control, confident, trusting, strong instincts, prudent, optimistic, willful, likes parties, prefers a specialized career, takes charge, altruistic, strong, high self concept, adventurous, practical, thoughtful

Tip o'the hat to Subspace at The Bean Mines. I have to agree with Subspace, though, that there is something a bit off with the test. The intellectual score alone makes me say, "Whaaaa?"

Monday, September 25, 2006

Friday, September 22, 2006

You Are As Cool As They Come

Rational and relaxed, no one could accuse you of being dramatic.
You roll with the punches, and nothing ever gets you too worked up.
You are able to maintain perspective and see the big picture.

And even if you're emotional inside, you don't let it show.
You're great at keeping it together, and you're rewarded for that.
People see you as an ideal friend, employee, and partner.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Browncoat Ball

Vulcan Science Academy Alumni

You Are Incredibly Logical

Move over Spock - you're the new master of logic
You think rationally, clearly, and quickly.
A seasoned problem solver, your mind is like a computer!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Travel Plans

A place cool enough to name a bridge after Stephen is cool enough to visit. (And I'm sure that's exactly what they were hoping we would think.) Check out the Budapest, Hungary Tourism Office. Start planning now so you can visit Hid Colbert in 2008.

So Much Larger Than Life

You Scored 70% Correct

You are a solid child of the 80s
You'd never confuse Tiffany from Debbie
And while you may not know Prince's first #1 hit
You know every word to Little Red Corvette

Monday, September 11, 2006

At Least I'm Consistent...

Your Personality Cluster is Introverted Intuition

You are:

Multilayered and complex
Inspired and driven to achieve your goals
A visionary with a complete life plan
Intuitive enough to understand difficult problems, ideas, and people

Monday, September 4, 2006

What Have I Done?

The "What Have I Done" meme. Affirmatives are in bold, snarky comments are in purple.

1. Bought everyone in the bar a drink
2. Swum with wild dolphins
3. Climbed a mountain
4. Taken a Ferrari for a test drive
5. Been inside the Great Pyramid
6. Held a tarantula
7. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
8. Said “I love you” and meant it
9. Hugged a tree
10. Bungee jumped
11. Visited Paris
12. Watched a lightning storm at sea
13. Stayed up all night long and saw the sun rise
14. Seen the Northern Lights
15. Gone to a huge sports game
16. Walked the stairs to the top of the leaning Tower of Pisa
17. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
18. Touched an iceberg
19. Slept under the stars
20. Changed a baby’s diaper
21. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
22. Watched a meteor shower
23. Gotten drunk on champagne
24. Given more than you can afford to charity
25. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
26. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
27. Had a food fight
28. Bet on a winning horse
29. Asked out a stranger
30. Had a snowball fight
31. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
32. Held a lamb
33. Seen a total eclipse
34. Ridden a roller coaster
35. Hit a home run
36. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
37. Adopted an accent for an entire day
38. Actually felt happy about your life, even for just a moment
39. Had two hard drives for your computer
40. Visited all 50 states
41. Taken care of someone who was wasted
42. Had amazing friends
43. Danced with a stranger in a foreign country
44. Watched wild whales
45. Stolen a sign
46. Backpacked in Europe
47. Taken a road-trip
48. Gone rock climbing
49. Midnight walk on the beach
50. Gone sky diving
51. Visited Ireland
52. Been heartbroken longer than you were actually in love
53. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger’s table and had a meal with them
54. Visited Japan
55. Milked a cow
(no, but I've milked a goat)
56. Alphabetized your CDs
57. Pretended to be a superhero
58. Sung karaoke
59. Lounged around in bed all day
60. Posed nude in front of strangers
61. Gone scuba diving
62. Kissed in the rain
63. Played in the mud
64. Played in the rain
65. Gone to a drive-in theater
66. Visited the Great Wall of China
67. Started a business
68. Fallen in love and not had your heart broken
69. Toured ancient sites
70. Taken a martial arts class
71. Played D&D for more than 6 hours straight (ok, they set the bar really, really low here...)
72. Gotten married
73. Been in a movie
74. Crashed a party
75. Gotten divorced
76. Gone without food for 5 days
77. Made cookies from scratch (cookies, cakes, pies, etc., etc....)
78. Won first prize in a costume contest
79. Ridden a gondola in Venice
80. Gotten a tattoo
81. Rafted the Snake River
82. Been on television news programs as an expert
83. Got flowers for no reason
84. Performed on stage
85. Been to Las Vegas
86. Recorded music
87. Eaten shark
88. Eaten fugu (pufferfish)
89. Had a one-night stand
90. Gone to Thailand
91. Bought a house
92. Been in a combat zone
93. Buried one/both of your parents
94. Been on a cruise ship
95. Spoken more than one language fluently
96. Performed in Rocky Horror Picture Show
97. Raised children
98. Followed your favorite band/singer on tour
99. Taken an exotic bicycle tour in a foreign country
100. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
101. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
102. Sang loudly in the car, and didn’t stop when you knew someone was looking
103. Had plastic surgery
104. Survived an accident that you shouldn’t have survived
105. Wrote articles for a large publication
106. Lost over 100 pounds
107. Held someone while they were having a flashback
108. Piloted an airplane
109. Petted a stingray
110. Broken someone’s heart
111. Helped an animal give birth
112. Won money on a T.V. game show
113. Broken a bone
114. Gone on an African photo safari
115. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
116. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
117. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
118. Ridden a horse
119. Had major surgery
120. Had a snake as a pet
121. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon (And back out again!)
122. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
(amazingly, I don't think I have)
123. Visited more foreign countries than U.S. states
124. Visited all 7 continents
125. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
126. Eaten kangaroo meat
127. Eaten sushi
128. Had your picture in the newspaper
129. Changed someone’s mind about something you care deeply about
130. Gone back to school
131. Parasailed
132. Petted a cockroach
133. Eaten fried green tomatoes
134. Read The Iliad and The Odyssey
135. Selected one important author who you missed in school, and read something they wrote (more than a few)
136. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
137. Skipped all your school reunions (so far, so good)
138. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
139. Been elected to public office
140. Written your own computer language
141. Thought to yourself that you’re living your dream
142. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
143. Built your own PC from parts
144. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn’t know you
145. Had a booth at a street fair
146. Dyed your hair
147. Been a DJ
148. Shaved your head
149. Caused a car accident
150. Saved someone’s life
151. Captured a wild animal alive and released it
152. Went fishing
153. Carried something weighing more than half your weight more than a block
154. Made up a song in a language other than your own
155. Spent more than two days completely alone
156. Wrote a book
(well, most of a book.... I'M WORKING ON IT!)
157. Trained an animal
158. Swam in something other than a pool (lake, pond, ocean - bonus if naked)
159. Had a body part other than nails or face painted
160. Went for more than a month without wearing a watch

Tip o' the hat to Frogs and Ravens.

How to Distinguish Speakers

I've been scouting job options and when checking out a University I will see what sorts of things they have going on. At UNC Pembroke I noticed a link to announce their 2006-07 Distinguished Speakers Series. I have fond memories of going to see speakers at USM (Southern Miss, ya'll) when I was a teen so I immediately clicked to see what they had to offer.
CNN’s Nancy Grace and former presidential candidate and political commentator Pat Buchanan headline the 2006-07 Distinguished Speaker Series at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke.

I had the fortitude to scroll down and saw that if I were promoting their series it would have read, "Poet Nikki Giovanni and humorist Mo Rocca headline the 2006-07 Distinguished Speaker Series..." I'm going to guess this difference in emphasis means that the folks at UNC Pembroke are not my people.

Sunday, September 3, 2006

You Are a Snarky Blogger!

You've got a razor sharp wit that bloggers are secretly scared of.
And that's why they read your posts as often as they can!

Would you make a good business manager?

The Natural Leader

If you want to move up the ranks, you probably have what it takes to make that climb! You're creative, assertive, and empathetic. You easily draw groups together and enjoy heading them up. Most promissing, you enjoy bringing out the best in others. You have high expectations of them - possibly higher than they have of themselves - and you're prepared to do what it takes to help them realize that potential. Just be mindful not to let more superficially forceful characters push you out of the way.

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What Disney Ride Are You?

Splash Mountain

You take a while to get going, but your climax is good and wet. You're Splash Mountain!!

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Tip o' the hat to Deborah "Jungle Cruise" Lipp at Property of a Lady.

Saturday, September 2, 2006


Thanks to Pam from Beancounters I've got a new Neopet. You can visit Leilani_57 at her webpage. How cool is that? And in a weird karmic coincidence the Neopet came up with stats that the real Leilani would probably find fitting. Super speedy!!

'Scuse me, I gotta go feed my new pet.

Friday, September 1, 2006

Hero, n. a person who, in the opinion of others, has heroic qualities or has performed a heroic act and is regarded as a model or ideal

I'm glad that I made my way back over to Leilani Munter's blog this week. She's my hero. I want to be her when I grow up. (Ok, I'm older than she is, but let me dream!) To give her credit where credit is due, she's a progressive woman in the middle of an extremely conservative environment - both her sport and her adopted state. Regardless of the social pressures around her, Leilani continues to rock on. And she's fun. In her post to encourage everyone to see "An Inconvenient Truth" she says:
I can't offically do this, since I am not the great Stephen "Truthiness" Colbert, but I call on you Stephen, to put Dubya ON NOTICE.
I find it hard to believe that Stephen will miss the fact that a hot, intelligent, progressive woman called him the great Stephen "Truthiness" Colbert. I see a Colbert Report guest spot coming up. A little suggestion for you, Leilani, is that when he runs over and mentions that post you should tell him you meant "greatest."

The thing I can't believe is that I see the possibility of going to a race in my future so that I can meet her. Amazing. She's definitely expanding the demographic of racing fans. I admire her for the same reason I've always said my favorite chick flicks are Aliens, T-2, and Cutthroat Island. Strong women rock.