Tuesday, January 31, 2006

My Soul

You Are a Seeker Soul

You are on a quest for knowledge and life challenges.
You love to be curious and ask a ton of questions.
Since you know so much, you make for an interesting conversationalist.
Mentally alert, you can outwit almost anyone (and have fun doing it!).

Very introspective, you can be silently critical of others.
And your quiet nature makes it difficult for people to get to know you.
You see yourself as a philosopher, and you take everything philosophically.
Your main talent is expressing and communicating ideas.

Souls you are most compatible with: Hunter Soul and Visionary Soul

I picked this one up from Idle Mendacity. Thanks!

I'm a little busy

I'm still not use to this, but I'll get paid for it and that is all that matters. I'm still out training. I dream about training and then I wake up startled a couple times in the night thinking I'll be late. That happens to me no matter what I have planned in the morning. I'm usually late for things, and work is one thing I never want to be late for. In my job they are rather anal about it. I told them I was punctual. So far I haven't let them down. What will be difficult is if I get the 4:30am shift. At least there will be no traffic to work. Anything new? Nothing to post about. No new dog. No reason to get one when I'm away from home so much. Maybe after I get back home.

Something completely unrelated...

(PSR) Progressive Cognitive Disorder

1. utopian thinking

anthroplastic ideas

antitheistic rebellion

naturist delusion

environmental spasm

control obsession

7. ....

I've got to go . List continues on the link above. It explains it better on the site as well. Just thought it was funny. Good day!

Friday, January 27, 2006

Disney Personality

You scored as Sleeping Beauty. Your alter ego is Princess Aurora,
a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty! You are beautiful and enchanting, and as sweet
as ever.

Sleeping Beauty




The Beast


Donald Duck




Peter Pan


Cruella De Ville






Snow White


Which Disney Character is your Alter Ego?
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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Southern Pride

I've posted on being a Texan once before. Being outside of the state brings that post back to mind, and specifically a side point I made about southern pride:

Even I, going over seas, would call myself a "Texan" rather than an "American"... Then I get extremly offended when they call me a "Yank". I knew that they wouldn't understand, but I was drunk and I thought they should know that I am from the other side!
There is also the fact that Art reminded me, "that I am on the other side now." Yes, I am in Yankee territory. I have to admit that is a rarity for me. And you might be wondering right now, why the hell should this matter? In reality it doesn't. It isn't something on my mind day to day as I go to and from training. I don't sit there and curse the locals, "Damn Yank!" Though I have to admit that would be funny to see. You wouldn't expect it from a young woman in a buisness suit, would you? Back to the point. We are a Union and have been for quite awhile, but there is a southern pride as well. I've been told, we lost the war why don't we get over it?

I'll give my reason for southern pride. I am a history buff and I also love to study geneology. With my family history I am both eligible to join the Daughters of the Confederacy and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. In other words, my family has quite a history with this state and in the south. Art pointed out to me that my family seems to have a long history of southern women marrying northern men who never again leave the south. Regardless, I think of my family's involvement when I think of the Civil War. Why did my family fight for the south? I think it is fairly easy to say why, it was their home. No one at that time would associate themselves as being a part of the U.S. when asked. They were a Texan or Virginian or whatever state they lived in. That was part of their identity. Texas is one place that still holds on to that tradition. That was the reason in my drunkeness overseas I was offended being called a Yank. When I leave the state, I do leave my home. Though most Americans in other states see little difference from living on the opposite sides of the country (at least that is what I've been told). I think it is good to have such pride. What else am I going to associate myself with? No one really wants to simply think of themselves as a white American. Most want some identity with their roots. What am I going to use? Irish/Scottish/Welsh/Austrian American??? I usually just say I'm Irish Catholic, but I've been told that is what many use. When I look back at my family history, why not have pride in my roots in southern part of the U.S. as well?

Enough of that. I don't fly the rebel flag in front of the house or anything. I'm just stuck here by myself with nothing to entertain me other than this computer. Though any image that would be shown of someone flying the rebel flag would no doubt be a racist redneck in a big pick-up truck. That reminds me of the conversation about not all women who drive pick-ups are lesbians, but that is another post for another time.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Using my camera phone

I am so tired. I've been up since 3am and have to be up again at six. I've been in training all day. Here I am at my hotel. Yes, I have a camera phone. Lovely picture. I am sure I'll post more later.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Picture Meme

This one I got randomly off the internet.

Here's what you have to do:

Do a Google image search of the following and post the first (or favorite) result for each:
* The name of the town where you were born
* The name of the town where you live now
* Your name
* Your grandmother's name (just pick one)
* Your favorite food
* Your favorite drink
* Your favorite song
* Your favorite smell

Where I was born:

Where I live:

My name:

My grandmother's name:

My favorite food:

My favorite drink:

My favorite song:
My favorite smell:


Happy Birthday to My Blog

I needed a reason to put up a countdown.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

The day I spent in waiting rooms

I'm giving up on sleeping until this decogestant kicks in. Don't you hate it when you wake up really early in the morning and you can't breath? Have I always had so many sinus infections? Well, I spent most of the day yesterday at different doctors' offices. It was not on purpose. I had one schedualed a week before hand and then other things happened and I needed more appointments. It wasn't too bad since Art was availiable to drive me around all day, and sit in different waiting areas with me most of the day. At my regular doctor, some lesbian mexican lady passed out from an alergey shot and the doctor had to call the paramedics. I was in the damned place for over two hours, and they didn't even have to take her out in the ambulence! I wondered if this should be a sign about the reliability of the doctor, and I was frustrated to say the least. Art blames it on the fact I have a Canadian doctor. At least that is where she recieved her degree. She seems fine to me, or basically she hasn't done anything terrible and she is covered by my insurance. It was my second appointment of the day, but she felt I needed x-rays. So we had enough time to eat before I had to go off again to another appointment. All in all, we spent from 10am to some time past 5pm at different appointments. I gathered 5 new perscriptions and an incredible fear of ever not being on medical insurance. I've always been exspensive in that area. I think my mother even warned Art on that one. I just hope I'm better by Monday. I fly off for job training for three and a half weeks. That is just enough time to miss my fiance's birthday and Valentines Day. In fact, I was told I'll be back the day after Valentines Day. Oh yes, that also means I miss my brother's birthday. The job is worth it. Well, I'm going to try and sleep again. I'm sure I'll write when I'm in training. I'll have wireless internet, a laptop and nothing to do after training. I've still recieved complaints on not using spell check. I just want to let those upset by that to know I just tried and my computer blocked it. I don't care to spend that much time on these posts anyway. Till next time...

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Since I always copy Memes from her...

This is the meme of four from Anastasia! I can't seem to sleep. I need something to entertain myself with. Here it is:

Four Jobs You've Had

1. Library Assistant
2. An editor for college newspaper
3. Cashier at a place that sells cigarettes
4. Instructional Assistant

Four Movies You Could Watch Over and Over

1. Hudson Hawk
2. In The Mouth of Madness
3. Father of the Bride
4. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Four Places You've Lived

1. Amarillo, TX
2. Terrell, TX
3. San Marcos, TX
4. College Station, TX

Four Shows You Love To Watch

1. Malcolm In the Middle
2. South Park
3. Sopranos
4. Design On a Dime

Four Places You' ve Been On Vacation

1. Seattle, Washington
2. Florence, Italy
3. Durango, Colorado
4. Inverness, Scotland

Four Blogs I've Been Reading Longest

1. Umbrae Canarum
2. Blog Is A Dumb Name
3. What Me Worry?
4. Ancient and Future Catholic Musings

Four of Your Favorite Foods

1. Ice Cream
2. Pizza
3. Quiche
4. Chiken and Dumpling Soup

Four Places You'd Rather Be

1. Canterbury
2. the highlands
3. skiing... anywhere
4. Where there is snow

Four Albums You Can't Live Without, Lately

This doesn't really apply to me. I'm pretty flexible as long as the music is not annoying.

Four Vehicles You've Owned

None really. My parents have owned them. Oh wait, I have owned bikes:

1. Mongoose
2. Schwinn

That is it. Later!

Saturday, January 07, 2006

The Family Stone

I'm not much for movie reviews, but after seeing this movie I feel obligated to warn as many people as possible to not watch this. I am a big fan of the family get together comedies like Home For the Holidays. You know, the movie that makes fun of how crazy the main character's family is (who they were reluctant to see in the first place) but they discover by the end of the movie they aren't so different from thier family. It usually ends on a pretty good note. Well, this movie is not one of those movies. Some reviews try to put it up as one of those movies, but I warn you now to not believe them. There are a few things I wish the trailer had warned me about:

1) One of the brothers of the main character in the Stone family is a gay deaf guy with a black lover who by the end of the movie adopted a baby. They sure tried to shove as much political correctness bull sh-t into that couple as possible. Oh yes, they are portrayed as the most reasonable loving couple in the movie.

2) There is only one funny scene and part of it is shown in the trailer.

3) The movie has a political agenda, and it is very liberal. They make it very, very obvious. In the first few minutes of the movie the daughter comes in with a NPR tote bag and one of the brother's is casually warned not to have marijuana in the house. Plus look back to 1. Oh yes, I can't forget when the mother says she wished that all her sons were gay.

4) It tries to be a drama with a mother dying of cancer. It is not very successful.

Here is another review that I thought was done well:

’Twas the week before Christmas
and all through the house
was cast full of clichés
not fit for a mouse.

Mom was all foul-mouthed
and dying of cancer.
One daughter was pregnant
The other with too much to say
One son was laid back
Another was gay.

When all of a sudden
There arose such a fuss
A possible fiancé arrived arrive with son two
And the family all complained until they were blue

But I in my chair looked at my watch
Only one hour had passed, how could this be?
Hadn’t I been there already a full century?

That is the best I can do to warn you. It is a waste of money.

Friday, January 06, 2006

I hate this

I wish I had an anonymous blog. I can't vent about what I want to vent about. I did get a job though!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Drawing myself

First one from 2/22/05...

Second one from 3/2/05...

My latest one I just finished a few minutes ago...