Showing posts from 2005

What is your true element?

Well, this certainly hasn't been me lately, maybe 10 years ago: Your element is Light: Innocent, beautiful,kind-hearted and pure. You are so sweet you're almost angelic! You find joy in others' happiness and cannot stand to see anyone in pain. You want to make everyone around you feel good about themselves and if someone is upset, you can tend to become rather upset as well, which means you are sympathetic and raise others above yourself. Being as kind and good-natured as you are people have most likely hurt you in the past but you pick yourself up every time. You may look fragile but you are stronger then most tend to see. Life is beautiful no matter how you look at it and you understand that people make mistakes. Not everyone is perfect. You try to see the good in the bad which is a talent few posses. Dont ever let anyone change you. You truly have a beautiful soul inside and a heart of gold.

What feeling are you trying to hide?

You are hiding pain! Your heart is deeply hurt and confused. You strive to be the happy, fun-loving person you once were but fail. Something in your life may have hurt you so deeply that you cannot seem to pull yourself back together and are constantly on the verge of falling apart. You are seemingly in a sea of darkness, in search of the light. brought to you by Quizilla
You belong in the Twilight Zone episode The Lonely, about a murderer who is exiled to another planet. His only company is a female robot, and he is heartbroken when he cannot take her with him back to earth.
I'm home. Early even.

Nativity -- a Christmas Poem by John Donne

Immensity cloistered in thy dear womb, Now leaves His well-belov'd imprisonment, There He hath made Himself to His intent Weak enough, now into the world to come; But O, for thee, for Him, hath the inn no room? Yet lay Him in this stall, and from the Orient, Stars and wise men will travel to prevent The effect of Herod's jealous general doom. Seest thou, my soul, with thy faith's eyes, how He Which fills all place, yet none holds Him, doth lie? Was not His pity towards thee wondrous high, That would have need to be pitied by thee? Kiss Him, and with Him into Egypt go, With His kind mother, who partakes thy woe.
Man, Storm is my fave, but oh well JEAN GREY!!! Holy crap! You are: Has some serious potential as a fighter, but is far too busy playing around and breaking hearts to care. I bet she's a slut, too. Oh, but she's also the Phoenix, and can ruin someone's shit at the drop of a hat. Once she learns to control it, that is. My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender : You scored higher than 20% on Mutations Link: The Which X-Man Are You Test written by alexium on Ok Cupid , home of the 32-Type Dating Test
Trillian DON'T PANIC You are cautious as often as you are bold. An enviable balance. Your world might explode every now and again, but you were pretty much done with it anyway. My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender : You scored higher than 64% on dentity Link: The Hitchhiker's Guide Personality Test written by donquixotic on OkCupid Free Online Dating , home of the 32-Type Dating Test

NORAD Tracks Santa 2005

Continuous Live Updates Follow Santa Claus as he travels around the world

i just had to send this its soo

Oh my gosh this is hilarious!!!! =============================== Annette Sargent "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea." -Robert A. Heinlein -----Original Message----- I just had to send this. I am very over tired and this just cracked me up!! Happy Happy - Ho, Ho, Ho Pet Lizard If you have raised kids (or been one), and gone through the pet syndrome including toilet-flush burials for dead goldfish, the story below will have you laughing out LOUD! Overview: I had to take my son's lizard to the vet Here's what happened: Just after dinner one night, my son came up to tell me there was "something wrong" with one of the two lizards he holds prisoner in his room. "He's just lying there looking sick," he told me. "I'm serious,Dad. Can you help?" I put my best lizard-healer statement on my face and followed him into his bedroom. One of the little lizards was indeed

Bush to Sign Bill Banning Mistreatment - Yahoo! News

"WASHINGTON - President Bush is expected to sign a voluminous defense bill that requires the humane treatment of foreign terrorism suspects and rebukes some of his wartime policies. On a voice vote, the Senate late Wednesday approved the bill setting Pentagon policy, sending it to the president's desk for his signature. The House passed the legislation Monday. The Bush administration initially threatened to veto any bill limiting how the United States detains, interrogates or prosecutes terror suspects. But last week, Bush reluctantly endorsed the ban on cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment of foreign detainees amid pressure from the Republican-controlled Congress and U.S. allies." Relunctantly??????????

word for the day

"confrere: a colleague, comrade, or intimate associate." I need more of these. Or of the ones that I have, more time to talk.

FW: Deep Thoughts...

Deep thoughts  ... from the shallow end of the pool...    1.  Save the whales.  Collect the whole set.    2.  A day without sunshine is like...night.    3.  On the other hand, you have different fingers.    4.  42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.    5.  99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.    6.  Remember, half the people you know are below average.    7.  He who laughs last thinks slowest.    8.  Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.    9.  The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese in the trap. 10.  Support bacteria.  They're the only culture some people have. 11.  A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. 12.  Change is inevitable, except from vending machines. 13.  If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments. 14.  How many of you believe in psychokinesis?  Raise my hand. 15.  OK, so what's the speed of dark? 16.  When everything is coming your way, you're in


Merry Christmas & a Very Happy New Year Today...I wish you a day of ordinary miracles- A fresh pot of coffee you didn't have to make yourself. An unexpected phone call from an old friend. Green stoplights on your way to work or shop. I wish you a day of little things to rejoice in... The fastest line at the grocery store. A good sing along song on the radio. Your keys right where you look. I wish you a day of happiness and perfection-little bite-size pieces of perfection that give you the funny feeling that the Lord is smiling on you, holding you so gently because you are someone special and rare. I wish You a day of Peace, Happiness and Joy. They say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them, but then an entire life to forget them. Send this phrase to the people you'll never forget . It's a short message to let them know that you'll never forget them. If you don't send it to anyone, it means you're in too muc

Core Dump

Garden of Gethsemane Last night my husband prayed over me and our marriage for 45 minutes, out loud. He probably would have continued pouring his heart out if I hadn’t ... umm, snored. It’s funny and not at the same time. The Garden of Gethsemane came to us at the same time, but I am sorry, midnight comes around and I am usually out. Unless I have something that totally captivates my attention. And he had my attention and I was praying silently (if the prayer of a righteous man availeth much, what about the prayer of an unrepentant sinner?) and everything was copacetic till I put my head on his lap. About 5 minutes later I was probably out. Something about being still, let alone lying down. So he stopped, woke me up, I looked at the clock and told him how long he had been praying. He was surprised too. And still desired to pray more. I had to, sadly, tell him to stop pushing. My heart is hard enough. Sometimes I can feel it getting harder. I’m trying to maintain some sort of twisted b

junkie revealed

The silence is deafening. Kinda good, kinda bad. I’m always looking for something to keep me busy, occupied. I am not good at being still. I fidget a lot more than I used to. Today we had our first counseling session. First time I have ever been in one. I AM screwed up nine ways from Sunday. Lots of issues, one may be ADHD. And addiction, two things that have come up recently from other people who suffer from similar issues. At least there’s a reason I’m nutzoid. I thought it was just me being irresponsible. Which isn’t to say that I shouldn’t change my behavior, but the counselor wants to work on the roots of some of my problems, especially the addiction one. That’s a biggie right now.

Man Dates Gal on Internet for 6 months and it turns out to be his mother!

By Grace Green MARSEILLES, France -- Skirt-chasing playboy Daniel Anceneaux spent weeks talking with a sensual woman on the Internet before arranging a romantic rendezvous at a remote beach -- and discovering that his on-line sweetie of six months was his own mother! "I walked out on that dark beach thinking I was going to hook up with the girl of my dreams," the rattled bachelor later admitted. "And there she was, wearing white shorts and a pink tank top, just like she'd said she would. "But when I got close, she turned around -- and we both got the shock of our lives. I mean, I didn't know what to say. All I could think was, 'Oh my God! it's Mama!' " But the worst was yet to come. Just as the mortified mother and son realized the error of their ways, a patrolman passed by and cited them for visiting a restricted beach after dark. "Danny and I were so flustered, we blurted out the whole story to the cop," recalled matronly mom Nic

Christmas Poems

One of the earliest poets included is John Donne who was born in 1572 and is represented by one of his Christmas poems called the "Nativity". The most famous poet listed is Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and two of his finest Christmas poems have therefore been included. The titles of these Christmas poems are topically called "Christmas Bells" and "The Three Kings". We have two authors better known perhaps for the their larger literary works - G. K. Chesterton who is one of the several famous authors who have increased the number of Christmas poems entitled "A Christmas Carol". The other literary genius is Hans Christian Anderson whose short story "The Little Match Seller" is included as it is very short and would be almost criminal not to include on any site focussing on Christmas poems and its associated literature.

Duty vs love Love vs Duty

Talk about being torn. My heart is in my throat, and I can’t decide to be angry or scared or obedient. I don’t deal well with ultimatums. I tend to buck against them and do the exact opposite of the behavior demanded. I’ll call your bluff. And in the last week I have gotten them from both sides. The ones who gave the ultimatums would probably disagree with my choice of words, but both have said “me or him”, in no uncertain terms. With one, I lose everything, with the other, the possibility of everything. I feel like a rabbit caught by a pack of ravening wolves. Usually I am the wolf on the prowl, this time I am the prey. I don’t like this feeling. (I know Thea, feelings can’t be trusted), but right now, they have me absolutely paralyzed . Cuz, well, this is NOT a win-win situation. And calling either one’s bluff means giving into the others ultimatum. This morning, I got sucker-punched. Again and again and again. I once told my DH that I never want to know if he has an affair. I just d

Joy likes to sing

I wish I had gotten the second part of the song. She started improvising verses. Who let the lion out ROWR/Who let the cat out *meow*/Who let my animals out (all sorts of animal sounds).

Joy's Abridged Version of Empire Strikes Back

Mystic Theurge 33% Combativeness, 43% Sneakiness, 73% Intellect, 69% Spirituality Brilliant and spiritual! You are a Mystic Theurge! Score! You have a prestige class. A prestige class can only be taken after you’ve fulfilled certain requirements. This may mean that you’re an exceptionally talented person, but it probably doesn't. The Mystic Theurge is a combination of a cleric and a mage. They can cast both arcane and divine spells, and are good at both, making them pretty terrifying on the battlefield. They have more raw spellpower than just about any other class. You're both intelligent and faithful, but not violent or deceitful. I guess that makes you a pretty good person. My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender : You scored higher than 36% on Combativeness You scored higher than 68% on Sneakiness You scored higher than 61% on Intellect You scored higher than 88% on Spirituality Link: The RPG Class Test written by MFlowers on O

My li'l baller

Rededication & Flowers

Flowers go a long way. 18 red roses go a little bit further =) Love endures long and is patient and kind ; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for is it not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to belive the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a The drama continues to unfold,
Right now I am listening to this album and a few by Acapella and Keith Green. Track#2 is playing. Yeah, I need prayer and then some. 1. Heavenly Father - Cece Winans 2. Anybody Wanna Pray - Cece Winans 3. Say A Prayer - Cece Winans 4. More Than What I Wanted - Cece Winans 5. Looking Back At You - Cece Winans 6. More Than Just A Friend - Cece Winans 7. No One - Cece Winans 8. For Love Alone - Cece Winans 9. Bring Back The Days Of Yea and Nay - Cece Winans 10. Out My House - Cece Winans 11. Holy Spirit, Come Fill This Place - Cece Winans 12. It's Gonna Get Better - Cece Winans 13. Better Place - Cece Winans

Fake it till ya make it

What do you do when you just don’t care anymore? Do you keep doing the right thing, hoping that care and concern will eventually catch up with your actions? I’m not a very good actress, so “Fake it till ya make it” has never worked well for me. I prefer to feel and do things from true (enough?) motives. Like helping little old ladies, I do that because I respect them, see a place where I can be useful and want to. That desire to do a good thing means so much to me. When I do things half-heartedly, you can tell. They’re half-assed too. Nothing like enthusiasm to truly make a difference. Like, as a child I never made the commitment to be a Christian because I didn’t want to go to hell. I mean, why say something if it’s just to avoid punishment? I should have made the commitment when I was six and not able to play devil’s advocate with myself, let alone question my motives or anyone else’s. When you are six, your motives are true, you only dissimilate to keep from getting a spanking ( Th

Dont go breaking my heart

Right now I am listening to the soundtrack for Ella Enchanted . Mainly because it’s upbeat great dance (and cleaning music). And having some fun dancing with and watching my daughter dance and make up her own lyrics (something about Tummy Yummies and Clifford and other PBSKids shows). But the first song, upbeat as it is, really fits some of the things that have been going on.  And now I really should get to cleaning. Don’t laugh if you happen to catch a few frames of me dancing.

Samurai Swords - Wakizashi

"The wakizashi was also used to perform seppuku, the ritual suicide of a member of the warrior class who felt he or she was living with great shame, from disappointing one's master or from being humiliated in a number of other ways. The following description is graphic and certainly not for the squeamish. Please do not allow children to read it. The samurai, when asked to, or granted permission to, commit seppuku, would kneel in the traditional manner with his wakizashi at his side. He would take the short sword from it's saya and thrust it deeply into his own torso, cutting himself open vertically. He would then continue on his ritual, in spite of the pain, by cutting once more horizontally across the original wound. The samurai, having disemboweled himself, will have then died an honourable death. It was permissible to have a close friend or trusted ally to act as a second, meaning that he or she would stand behind the samurai and strike his head off with the katana afte

word for the day

paladin: a champion of a cause.

The Lord works in mysterious ways

Can I gripe at the Lord? I called the most selfish person I know. And was told to get my head out of my ass. How can that be????? I stared at the sky and made faces at the Lord and accusations like “How could you???”. I don’t want to get my head out of my ass!!! I don’t want to do my part!!!! Yeah, yeah, I know I should. But to have the most immature, selfish person I know tell me to swallow my pride, be loving, subservient, whatever it takes.  How can everyone else see that he’s a good man? From Day 1 people have been telling me that. Here’s my problem, I know it, have always known it, but it doesn’t and hasn’t ever done anything for me. Nothing, nada, zilch fact that he’s a good enough man to swallow his pride to take care of me and my son, when no one else wanted to...  Maybe I do need to join a convent, or get with an asshole. Or get my head out of my ass. Give me time, I’ll get there eventually.

Run Away

There’s a 80s or 90s song and the chorus is going through my head, something about running away. I want to run away from myself, from my husband and family, from everything. I can barely cope. Today, I’m staying home, for the safety factor. If I got in the car, who knows what I would do. Something responsible most likely. Or at least predictable. One of my friends last night called me very predictable. So predictable in fact that he is pretty sure that I am going to separate from my husband and that will eventually lead to divorce. I really just want to get away from it all and everyone. Have a little peace and quiet so I can truly evaluate things. I don’t even know who I am anymore; let alone who I want to be. Just for a little while. I know there is no out. Not under God. But can’t I just have a little break? Just for a few days (or weeks), or until things are a little more under control? Till I can face reality with a little more composure and clarity. Everyone is basically telling

What 80s song are you?

You're "Melt With You" by Modern English. I'm not even sure if I remember this song .... - What is Adult ADD?

ACK!!!! It's me! sort of. well, a lot. don't come over to my house and don't ask me to find anything important. and here i am procrastinating again. Well, I need to talk to my doc anyways. I'll just have to remember to bring this up too. Symptoms commonly associated with Adult ADD include: Lack of focus Disorganization Restlessness Difficulty finishing projects Losing things These symptoms interfere with success at work and get in the way at home or with friends. Many adults do not realize that they have Adult ADD until their own child is diagnosed with the disorder. Only then do they recognize the pattern of problems they have faced since childhood. They are relieved that there is a name for the frustration they have felt all their lives, and there are therapies and treatments designed to help."

Random internal dialogue

what is it with men who put their own desires on you???? but that's another rant about men who think they are all that and think you should think that too. and that you should sleep with them because they are all that. I've been comparing myself to a cat since I was a teenager, mainly in how they express affection and like to receive affection. *head butt*paw* scratch* pay attention to me dammit!!! Oh yeah, ears, chin, maybe belly if you are really good .... there I go digressing. Oh wait! i can do that in this one. I have never been good at stream of consciousness writing. I'm always aware of my audience and try to stay on topic, whatever the topic may be. Today's topic is ME!!! See that bit up there about me being narcissistic. I am really really really internal right now. If I step out of me, I see it's disgusting and selfish, and not the usual me. But that;s where i am right now. All about me. I'm selfish and demanding, and recently very untrustworthy, an

OKCupid Personality Test

This is not encouraging .... Underappreciated The Battleaxe D eliberate B rutal L ove M aster ( DBLMf ) Sharp. Hardened. Dominating. The Battleaxe sweeps all before her, smiting and what not. You've had a number of serious relationships, so you obviously have many attractive qualities. You're well experienced in dealing with other people's weirdnesses, and it's likely you're good in bed by now, too. Also, like the drunken housewife chucking Heinekens at her no-good husband, you've got a lot of energy. People can tell you're sophisticated , and so you find yourself the object of infatuations quite often. But it's how you handle yourself in your relationships that gets you the 'brutal' tag. Controlling? Imperious? Overbearing? Yes, please. Remarkably, you don't mind the same from your men. You've experience enough to take whatever you dish out. Overall, you're a very good person and a capable lover, and when

I feel better now

I give you SARAH CYNTHIA SYLVIA STOUT by Shel Silverstein Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout Would not take the garbage out. She'd wash the dishes and scrub the pans Cook the yams and spice the hams, And though her parents would scream and shout, She simply would not take the garbage out. And so it piled up to the ceiling: Coffee grounds, potato peelings, Brown bananas and rotten peas, Chunks of sour cottage cheese. It filled the can, it covered the floor, It cracked the windows and blocked the door, With bacon rinds and chicken bones, Drippy ends of ice cream cones, Prune pits, peach pits, orange peels, Gloppy glumps of cold oatmeal, Pizza crusts and withered greens, Soggy beans, and tangerines, Crusts of black-burned buttered toast, Grisly bits of beefy roast. The garbage rolled on down the halls, It raised the roof, it broke the walls, I mean, greasy napkins, cookie crumbs, Blobs of gooey bubble gum, Cellophane from old bologna, Rubbery, blubbery macaroni, Peanut butter, caked and dry,

CT at the Movies: Aslan Roars into Theaters

Biblical perspectives on contemporary cinema Friday, December 09, 2005  Aslan Roars into Theaters T he long wait has ended. Aslan has bounded into your local cineplex in all of his big-screen glory. Well, most of his glory, anyway. More on that in a moment. We've given 3½ stars to The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe , the cinematic adaptation of C.S. Lewis's beloved children's book. We like the movie a lot, and as Jeffrey Overstreet's review notes, it is a "delightful fantasy" and "an admirable success." Indeed, it's a visual feast and a rollicking adventure for the whole family, a well-done movie that remains reasonably faithful to the book. It's that "reasonably faithful" part that kept us from giving it the 4 stars we had hoped it would deserve. Th
I have no motivation. I am so used to talking to one particular person, having him available. And now I can't. And there is so much to do. I'm in limbo. Someone give me a push so I can get rolling ... rolling, downhill. Everything downhill. Gee, maybe I should get on some meds. Not being able to talk to someone shouldn't be this bad. Why don't i feel this bad when i don't talk to God? prolly because I don't have such intimate conversations as i did with CWSC. what a PIA! I know this is right, but it feels ... blah. I want my cake and to eat it too. It's like being a diabetic, making a luscious poundcake, and then watching it get wasted because I can't eat it.

mmmm coffee

[Caution, this post has some icky stuff in it] So, this morning I woke up kinda horny, but I wasn't wet, my period had started!!! So, in a way, I was wet, just not the way that I could wake up my hubby and say, "Come on hunny, time for a quickie". So, since I was up and semi-functional I decided to go to the grocery store to get some instant coffee. General Mills International, good stuff. Swiss Mocha and White Chocolate. mmmmm. Ah, and now the cramps begin. The one thing I hate about being female. Why does NOT getting pregnant hurt so much? I mean, the childbearing is supposed to hurt ( To the woman he said, "I will greatly increase your pains in childbearing; with pain you will give birth to children."Gen 3:16a ), but all the times when you aren't pregnant too? That's just not fair!!! Back to coffee and starting the day.

What flavor of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream are you?

A one question meme that actually has me pegged, I think .... You Are Chocolate Fudge Brownie Ice Cream You just don't know when you've had enough (or too much)! What Flavor Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream Are You?

Some Megachurches Closing for Christmas

My one immediate response to this bull-pucky is HELLO!!! What about feeding those others who ENJOY the fellowship of their church family ??? The church is about believers as much as the "unchurched". And yes, our small church is having one service that day, a little later than usual, and there probably will be a small turnout, but hey, what's 2 hours out of the whole day? "This Christmas, no prayers will be said in several megachurches around the country. Even though the holiday falls this year on a Sunday, when churches normally host thousands for worship, pastors are canceling services, anticipating low attendance on what they call a family day. Critics within the evangelical community, more accustomed to doing battle with department stores and public schools over keeping religion in Christmas, are stunned by the shutdown. It is almost unheard of for a Christian church to cancel services on a Sunday, and opponents of the closures are accusing these congregat

and so it begins

So, I let Joy watch too much TV. It's a sad fact. But she is turning into quite the cinephile. This morning's choice (beating out reading to her dolls and Sesame Street) is .... drumroll please, "A Charlie Brown Christmas". She's laying on the couch watching it contentedly.

Wizards Of Winter Video on Metacafe

You might want to turn the volume down a little, or up if you *really really* like TSO.

What Star Wars Character are you?

I took it again, I couldn't help myself. I can't beleive I rate as Chewie? Can you??? So, I take it again, and guess what -- I'm Chewie again!!!!! Only edgier!!! *sigh* ===================== Chewbacca You scored 37% airiness, 73% squishiness, and 42% edginess! According to our patented Jawamatic TM technology, you are most like Chewbacca in personality. Chewbacca epitomises the idea of a "gentle giant" -- someone whose stature is intimidating but who is actually very kind and caring. In many ways he's very similar to Han Solo , his best friend, but he's much more comfortable with his emotions. Chewie is, in a word, sweet. (The polar opposite of Chewbacca is Darth Vader .) The eight profiles are as follows: Han Solo Yoda Chewbacca Threepio Artoo Darth Vader Luke Skywalker Princess Leia My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender : You scored higher than 25% on airiness You scored higher than 86% on squishin
Chewbacca You scored 37% airiness, 57% squishiness, and 15% edginess! According to our patented Jawamatic TM technology, you are most like Chewbacca in personality. Chewbacca epitomises the idea of a "gentle giant" -- someone whose stature is intimidating but who is actually very kind and caring. In many ways he's very similar to Han Solo , his best friend, but he's much more comfortable with his emotions. Chewie is, in a word, sweet. (The polar opposite of Chewbacca is Darth Vader .) The eight profiles are as follows: Han Solo Yoda Chewbacca Threepio Artoo Darth Vader Luke Skywalker Princess Leia My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender : You scored higher than 25% on airiness You scored higher than 64% on squishiness You scored higher than 6% on edginess Link: The Star Wars Personality Test written by MiguelSanchez on OkCupid Free Online Dating , home of the 32-Type Dating Test Home Page of Angus Clark : "Had a great day off in Portland! Went to Jake's Crawfish and ate a great meal. Ready to get down to business, it's really starting to feel like the holidays! Angus" He's the cutie of the band :) Cut his hair and went brown, but still, that smile *sigh*. We had floor seats last night and he and Phoebe (violinist with as much energy as my 3-yr-old, if not more!) were close enough to touch! They came down into the audience and then got on a platform that raised up. The platform seemed only about 4 or 5 rows behind us. It was soooooooooooo cool! Can we do it again? I love live music, especially when the musicians really get into it.

Anna Phoebe - Downloads

Too bad blogger doesn't do tags like LJ ... ah well. Add this under TSO Stuff. This song is a blast.

WHEDONesque : Browse by category : Firefly&Serenity

Cool fan site. All things Joss Whedon. Membership is closed though *pout*

Serenity Role Playing Game

Kick ass!!!!! I would play this. Not to mention that I have read most of Ms. Weis' books ...... I guess she broke away from TSR/WoTC. Serenity Role Playing Game: Books : "Here's How It Is -- The Earth got used up, and we found a new solar system and used terraforming technology to create hundreds of new Earths. The central planets formed the Alliance and decided that all worlds should unite under their rule. There was some disagreement on that point. After the Unification War, many of the Independents who had fought and lost drifted to the edges of the system, far from Alliance control. Out here, people struggled to get by with the most basic technologies. A ship would bring you work, a gun would help you keep it. A captain's goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying. The Serenity Role Playing Game lets you re-create the action of the 'Verse, the science-fiction setting created by writer/director Joss Whedon. Fly a ship out in the black, tak
Look what my hunny did for me :) It's a one of a kind creation, and no, you can't have it. Go make your own .

SW addict redux

Nope, SW II it is. She doesn't like the little kid Anakin apparently (he doesn't show up soon enough for her tastes) -- and Ep. II has something I doesn't, lots of footage of Yoda.

star wars addict

So, it's freezing outside and kind of a "pajammies day". After scarfing down my breakfast my daughter announces that she is going to watch Star Wars. As I get the toddler that I watch cleaned up from breakfast, she gets the DVD, inserts it into the player, uses a chair to get the DVD remote and settles in to watch. I ask "Star Wars I?" and she answers "NO, Star Wars II. Star Wars II, Star Wars II" starting to croon it. And now she is telling the toddler "SHHHHH!" Though, reading the beginning lines, I was right, it's episode I. There's just something about Tatooine.

Something to think about

Sometimes, you just have to be bluntly reminded ..... to get down on your knees and pray -- HARD. This coupled with the Screwtape Letters, I think someone is trying to get through to me. ================================================ PAY ATTENTION TO THE P.S. Letter From the Devil This can really make you think. It actually made me mad while I was reading it, but I had to send it because of the P.S. This is deep... and I wasn't going to forward or share it, but that last line... you'll see. A LETTER TO YOU FROM SATAN I saw you yesterday as you began your daily chores. You awoke without kneeling to pray. As a matter of fact, you didn't even bless your meals, or pray before going to bed last night. You are so unthankful, I like that about you. I cannot tell you how glad I am that you have not changed your way of living. Fool, you are mine. Remember, you and I have been going steady for years and I still don't love you yet. As a matter of fact, I hate you because I hate


Man, oh man. I am getting nothing but grief from my diehard Blazer fan hubby. The CLIPPERS (who you might ask? the other LA team) is #1 in the Pacific and the Lakers lost yet another game to the Spurs. *sob* Though the 76ers spanked the Blazers but good last night. I think I need to start actually watching my team. They are obviously sucking dirt (bench Kobe!!!) without my support. I mean, the Clippers are first and Golden State (another team that you may ask "who??") is second. Even the Kings are ahead of the Lakers. What's wrong with this picture?????? ALL of the California teams are ahead of the Lakers. Even Phoenix is. Good thing Nevada doesn't have an NBA team. They'd probably be ahead of us too :( So, since I have no time to watch the shows that I do like, who wants to tape highlights of the Lakers games for me? :) Just kidding. Won't help them if I watch after the fact. Spurs slow down Kobe, beat Lakers 90-84 - Wednesday November 30, 2005 12:02AM: &


So, the one tradition that we have, the TSO concert, is tonight!!!!!! It's like the for sure date of the year. I got a sitter weeks ago. Can't wait. Though I am working today, so won't have a lot of time to get ready. It's about the only dress-up (let's get knockout gorgeous) date of the year. Though you still see people in jeans and sweats there, but more often people are dressed up. Makes sense since the cast dresses up. Though oddly enough, my fave album is Beethoven's Last Night [Listening to: The Ghosts of Christmas Eve - - (02:12)] - It's official: 2005 hurricanes blew records away - Nov 29, 2005

Here's one for the history books .... "Including Epsilon, there were 26 named storms this year, surpassing the record of 21 set in 1933. Thirteen of the storms were hurricanes, edging by one the previous record set in 1969. Seven of the hurricanes were considered major. The normal seasonal average is 10 named storms, six hurricanes, and two major hurricanes, according to the National Hurricane Center. Three of the hurricanes in the 2005 season reached Category 5 status, meaning they had wind speeds greater than 155 mph at some point during the arc of the storm. 'We've had two Category 5 storms in several seasons, but we've never had three,' said Steve Kiser, a tropical cyclone program manger at the National Weather Service. "

Homemaker - definition of Homemaker in Encyclopedia

Homemaker - definition of Homemaker in Encyclopedia : "Traditionally this role has been filled predominantly by women. It is still the case today in most societies and many men and women alike view that a homemaker is the natural, appropriate and most fulfilling role for women. Reasons for choosing the occupation of a housewife vary, but many women choose it largely because of financial benefits and their view of families. In many countries, including the United States and Japan, housewives can further claim certain tax deductions. Feminists have criticized this tax policy of giving unfair financial incentive for young women to choose a housewife or a part-time job over full time job. " I can claim tax deductions????????!!!!!! How???? Darn article doesn't explain *that*


I can get paid to do what I do at home for free??? Where do I sign up?? So, I am trying to fill in gaps and looking for a job description for homemaker, because that has been my primary position for the last 4 years. Lo and behold, there are states and social service departments that have an actual job description!!! And one even says the going rate is like $11.61/hour. Not too bad. ok, back to the grind.

Which Firefly character are you?

"The Captain" Which Firefly character are you? brought to you by Quizilla Man, I wanted to be Zoe or Kaylee. Though I guess being the Capt. is a good thing. ("Mal ... means bad in Latin") Why do I keep ending up as a guy on these? The first Firefly personality quiz I took I ended up as Shepherd Book. Go figure.

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clean house

Well, tomorrow, today really, is Thanksgiving. Some of you may know that I am a lousy housekeeper, but when I clean, I can CLEAN!. Here is my kitchen and the major "hot spot". That island/counter has not been that clean in almost a year! Likewise the counters, and dining room, and I was on my hands and knees about an hour ago spot cleaning the hallway. Can I get a backrub anyone? So, do you think it looks good? 


Talk about diversity! Well, my current fave song is " We Live " by Superchick. I want to find a way to have it as my Ringtone (finally upgraded to a phone that does that). Before I went to their website, I had no idea who was in the band. I thought it was a couple of girls like BarlowGirl . Shows what I know. Anyways, I'm starting to listen to more alternative Christian punk/rock because I am just not quite ready for Christmas music. I LOVE Christmas carols, but every time I put on the fish (since like the 15th of this month or something, the Monday after Veteran's Day) it's some regular song, like "All I want for Christmas". And frankly, Thanksgiving is my fave holiday. You get to really concentrate on the people and spending time together and not the rampant commercialism of the winter solstice. Can't we celebrate Thanksgiving and THEN get on to the sales? What happened to waiting till the day AFTER Thanksgiving to start the commercialism? Now


Festoon : "Getting started is simple. Just connect a camera, download our free Festoon plug-in, and see each other one-on-one or invite up to 200 buddies to a video call - even if they don't have a camera. But wait, there's more! You can also share anything you see on your screen, even your entire desktop! And Festoon's immersive EyeCandy video effects add fun to your video experience, including funhouse mirrors, motion colors, and crazy cutouts. Whether you use Skype or Google Talk for business or to connect with family and friends, now you can show a presentation, work on a spreadsheet, share photos, or just have fun online while seeing everyone in the call! "

be mindful of your surroundings young padawan - NFL - Rams' punter apologizes for halftime disruption - Monday November 21, 2005 7:39PM : "'I apologize to anyone who was offended by my actions,' Barker said in a statement. 'It was not my intention to be disrespectful to our military personnel. 'We have a short time to prepare for the second half and I was only following my regular routine in getting warmed up.'"
I'm sweating, my hair is sweating, i'm starving, and I think I am going to develop a love-hate relationship with the elliptical machine. My goal this morning was to go in for 30-45 minutes of *walking* on the treadmill. Almost 3 weeks ago I was supposed to have my first workout with a trainer, but between cramps, back pain and sick kids, I haven't been able to make it in. I saw my trainer this morning and waited around to make an appointment. Nope says he, "I've got time, my 9:00 is a no-show" so, we worked on back and biceps. I am such a wimp. For the hammercurl, he just used his own body as resistance for me .... er, he held my hands and I did the curls, oh nevermind! But anyways, towards the end he could totally tell that all my strength is in my right hand/arm. The back workout was pretty easy, but I think he was keeping it that way to avoid injury and just get the muscles used to working. Then we went upstairs for cardio. He was so enthusiastic when I - Edwards AFB

Ok, the geek in me thinks this is soooo cool! I used to live near Edwards AFB, and for it to have a podcast, is just KEWL!

NBA History: Remembering The Rens

NBA History: Remembering The Rens : "This is the greatest basketball team you have never heard of, a team so dominant that in one season it won 112 games and lost only seven. It was a team that won championships despite never being officially accepted professionally or socially. Yet, encountering obstacles on and off the court wasn't anything new for the New York Renaissance, the first all-black professional basketball team. All the Rens did was win, and in the process they served as catalysts for social equality. 'They were literally pioneers and recognized that they were making a statement in front of the audiences,' said Richard Lapchick, director of Northeastern University's Center for the Study of the Sport in Society. 'And there were some audiences that didn't like that statement.' Or teams, for that matter. The Rens chose to let their on-court actions do the talking. In their nearly three-decade existence, beginning in 1922, the Rens comp
YES! OH YES! even though I thought I might come out Chiana or Aeryn, but being Crichton kicks butt! Who da man? I'm da man! SIP: Sin-In-Pants. You are John Chrichton, and you kick ASS! Though the people around you may not understand anything you say, it's all right because your're the man with the plan. Plus, nobody looks better in leather. Who the FRELL are you? A Farscape Personality Quiz. brought to you by Quizilla

Juice, the cross-platform podcast receiver.

"New name, same freshness We squeezed 'iPodder' out of our name. What's left is... pure Juice. So what is it? Want to listen to internet audio programs but can't when they are scheduled? This program lets you create your own custom online audio anytime, anywhere. Really. " Tim got me an mp3 player for my birthday and I think I have discovered a new hobby/addiction. And it started with the NPR site, go figure. But now I can listen to news and et cetera whenever I manage to update my player =) Yay me! I'm not an old fogey yet!

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EVERYTHING HAS A GENDER You may not know this but many non-living things have a gender. 1) Ziploc Bags are Male, because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them. 2) Copiers are Female, because once turned off; it takes a while to warm them up again. It's an effective reproductive device if the right buttons are pushed, but can wreak havoc if the wrong buttons are pushed. 3) A Tire is Male, because it goes bald and it's often over-inflated. 4) A Hot Air Balloon is Male, because, to get it to go anywhere, you have to light a fire under it, and of course, there's the hot air part. 5) Sponges are Female, because they're soft, squeezable and retain water. 6) A Web Page is Female, because it's always getting hit on. 7) A Subway is Male, because it uses the same old lines to pick people up. 8) An Hourglass is Fe

There's Something About Harry

  I just love the first 'graph of this :)   =============================== Annette Sargent   "Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."  -Robert A. Heinlein -----Original Message----- From: CT at the Movies-HTML [] Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 11:41 AM To: Annette Sargent Subject: CT at the Movies: There's Something About Harry If this page is not displaying correctly, please click here .  Biblical perspectives on contemporary cinema Friday, November 18, 2005  There's Something About Harry I find it interesting that so many Christians are so ready to embrace a story—a