Monday, September 25, 2006

So I'll finally get around to doing these surveys

Your Linguistic Profile:
70% General American English
10% Dixie
10% Upper Midwestern
5% Yankee
0% Midwestern

Okay, I'm truly horrified by this next set of results:

Your Geek Profile:

Academic Geekiness: Low
Fashion Geekiness: Low
Gamer Geekiness: Low
Geekiness in Love: Low
General Geekiness: Low
Internet Geekiness: Low
Movie Geekiness: Low
Music Geekiness: Low
SciFi Geekiness: Low

I've misrepresented myself for years. I always thought I really was a geek!

This next one really didn't bother me as much...

You Belong in London

You belong in London, but you belong in many cities... Hong Kong, San Francisco, Sidney. You fit in almost anywhere.
And London is diverse and international enough to satisfy many of your tastes. From curry to Shakespeare, London (almost) has it all!

In all honesty, I have no desire whatsoever to update my circle of friends, it just keeps getting bigger and better. And no friend knows you as well as an old friend.

You've Changed 36% in 10 Years

Ah, the past! You may not remember it well - because you're still living in it.
While you've changed some, you may want to update your wardrobe, music collection and circle of friends.

And yes, I got tagged by Julie for the book survey a LOOONGGG time ago, but my motto is better late than never!

1.One book that changed your life: other than the Bible, the Parksnarrion trilogy by Elizabeth Moon.

2.One book that you’ve read more than once: Most good series - as each new one comes out I reread all the previous ones. Anita Blake by Laurell K Hamilton is killing me...

3.One book you’d want on a desert island: Robinson Crusoe

4.One book that made you laugh: Beauty and the Geek

5.One book that made you cry: Beautiful Joe (my copy is so old it has no cover and the pages are frayed.

6.One book you wish had been written: How to find your way for certain out of your current mess without pissing anyone off...

7.One book you wish had never been written: I don't participate in book banning.

8.One book you’re currently reading: Trying to quit for a little while - when I start I binge (I read the Kushiel series in 3? or was it 4 days...including the new books/series offshoot). Kind of like blogging...

9.One book you’ve been meaning to read: N.T Wright The People of the New Testament (or something like that) I get 5 pages and then get distracted. I had that problem with Divine Conspiracy.

10.One book you’d like to write: God doesn't hate Girls

Oh, and since I'm on this roll how about this too...

You Are a Drama Princess (or Prince)

You're not over the top dramatic, but you have your moments.
You know how to steal the spotlight...
And how to act out to get your way.

People around you know that you're good for a laugh.
But at times, your drama gets a bit too much for everyone.
Tone it down a tad, and you'll still be the center of attention.

Oh NO! How accurate are these anyway??

You Are a Little Scary

You've got a nice edge to you. Use it.

I can live with that one!

You Are Bold And Brave

But daring? Not usually?
You tend to like to make calculated risks.
So while you may not be base jumping any time soon...
You are up for whatever's new and (a little) exciting!

Umm, can someone translate this?

Your Kissing Purity Score: 23% Pure

For you, it's all kiss and no talk.

You're in a permanent lip lock.

So anyone for ebay?
Your Life Is Worth...


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!

I wish...
You Are a Pundit Blogger!

Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few

I guess I should quit while I'm ahead...Naaahh.
You Are 25% Left Brained, 75% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.
Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.
If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.
Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.
Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.
If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.
Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Alright, y'all is this one true? If so, I'm so self delusional.
Your Personality Profile

You are pure, moral, and adaptable.
You tend to blend into your surroundings.
Shy on the outside, you're outspoken to your friends.

You believe that you live a virtuous life...
And you tend to judge others with a harsh eye.
As a result, people tend to crave your approval.

I should have quit while I was ahead!
You Are 68% Abnormal

You are at high risk for being a psychopath. It is very likely that you have no soul.

You are at high risk for having a borderline personality. It is very likely that you are a chaotic mess.

You are at medium risk for having a narcissistic personality. It is somewhat likely that you are in love with your own reflection.

You are at medium risk for having a social phobia. It is somewhat likely that you feel most comfortable in your mom's basement.

You are at high risk for obsessive compulsive disorder. It is very likely that you are addicted to hand sanitizer.

This is better!
You Are 40% Weird

Normal enough to know that you're weird...
But too damn weird to do anything about it!

Enough really!

I have problems getting my fingers to work...

So Aunt Debbie passed this video to me and it seemed fun enough to post.

Enjoy! (But turn on your sound)

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Scary thought...

Saw this when I came online tonight. Made me wonder how much of these statistics are the lifestyles and food consumption we are forced into. What percentage of a given diet is fast food or high fat restaurant food? People eating out of vending machines all day at an office. Access to pop and other bad for us (but really yummy) drinks?

Got to wonder how the Israelites with the dietary emphasis on fresh vegetables and fruits and little meat would have fared vs modern america.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Yahoo!!! (Not the website)

Yet another announcement by renowned archeologist Wyncoop:

The desk has been rediscovered!

Hey!! I'd like to make an ANNOUNCEMENT!

Experienced archeologist Charlotte Wyncoop has discovered the seat of her chair. In a fit of sheer boredom and irritation regarding a misplaced item, Archeologist Wyncoop began methodically scraping at the various adhesions near her former computer desk, currently know as the unknown junk file, and after a very tedious and painfully slow 20 minute process was able to identify many of the remains and file them appropriately (circular file, actually rectangular). A celebration ensued immediately prompting this announcement.

For informational purposes, it is interesting to note that items formerly deemed important, if ignored long enough, become garbage. Does this prove the eventual deterioration of the universe??

Next, a truly ancient site, what was formerly known as a computer desk.

Wow! and Frustration!

I've gotten a couple more plate sales just this last week! Everyone seems really excited about how they can completely customize the plates and have their "perfect" thing on the wall. The downside of course, is that customized plates definately take longer and are more time intensive - but much more fun to see everyone's happy face!

So the upside of small business ownership is satisfaction, but the downside is time at night after the kids go to sleep I'm working. Today, I got to run all over Fox Valley Shopping Center looking for a specific paper I need for a plate, only to find out the only store to carry it is the local one I originally bought it at, which is closed on Sundays. So tomorrow early it will be the paper run, then putting the last plate together. Hopefully I can kill two birds with one stone and ask about getting appointments with area gift store people.

A friend suggested I look at ebay and try listing them under Christian gifts. Maybe I'll try that...

Monday, September 04, 2006

The Embellished Life's First Craft Show

Julie and I did our first craft show on Saturday! We got tons of compliments and lots of interest in her quilts and my plates. It was a lot of fun...

We walked around early and took a look at the different setups and what other crafters were offering. Then at the end, we took another look to see what sold and what didn't. It was interesting, we learned that merchandising occurs best at eye level. A wide range in product pricing was important because different markets look for different price levels. And the economy greatly affects the crafting trade, as they are mostly luxury, or non-necessary items. Apparently, when the economy was doing well, it was a great business. But several long time (20-23 yrs) crafters mentioned that now it was difficult to make a living.

Was the show successful for us? We sold more than some and less than others...but we learned a HUGE amount. I'd call it a success. Come visit Julie's Shieldmaiden site and my Embellished Life site and tell us what you think. Thanks!