Wednesday, August 30, 2006

While We're Talking Rock & Roll

The Veteran

You scored 86%!

You've picked up the majority of the classic rock basics. You probably have a classic rock collection and can sing along with most of the songs on your local radio station.

This is not the highest score, but it is arguably the best: that subtle combination of impressive knowledge and not being a pretentious geek.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on notes
Link: The BASIC classic rock Test written by allmydays on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test
This was fun. I was surprised by how much I knew.

HT: Theophilus' Inferno

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

I Love Rock 'n' Roll

Your Taste in Music:

80's Rock: High Influence
Classic Rock: High Influence
Country: High Influence
90's Alternative: Medium Influence
Hair Bands: Medium Influence
How's Your Taste in Music?

I would have liked to see more choices and I wish I could have weighted bands. (For example, Rush would get five stars. :) ) That said, I'd say it's pretty accurate, although the country is a relatively new-found love.

HT: QuipSpot, Territorial Bloggings

Book tag

I have been tagged by Not Worthy for the book meme that has been making the rounds. My books are a bit different than those of my friends who have posted this so far.

1. One book that changed your life:
The natural inclination is to say The Bible or something equally pious. To be sure, The Bible has had a profound impact on my life, but strangely enough I think that the book that changed my life was The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder. This is the book that fired my love of history and sent me to the library--pre-internet--to research where exactly LIW lived and what the weather was like and what late 19th century life was like. So I ended up with a commercially useless history major and a life as a homeschooling mom.

2. One book you've read more than once:
As anyone who reads my blog regularly knows, I read ...And Ladies of the Club once a year. There are many others, of course. But this is the first that comes to mind.

3. One book you'd want on a desert island: The Lutheran Hymnal

4. One book that made you laugh:
Life With Jeeves by P.G. Wodehouse

5. One book that made you cry:
Again, there are many.
Little Women

6. One book that you wish had been written:
Secrets of Millionaire Historians

7. One book that you wish had never been written:
New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
(the Jehovah's Witness "translation" of the Bible)

8. One book you're currently reading:
Looking for God in Harry Potter

9. One book you've been meaning to read:
There are so many. The Brothers Karamazov. Bethany says it is so good. I hated Crime and Punishment when I read it in high school.

Not Worthy added:
10. Scariest book you've ever read:
Cujo by Stephen King
I Was a 19 year-old college freshman and couldn't sleep for weeks.
Now it probably wouldn't scare me nearly as much as the book Bethany is going to pick when I tag her did.

Hmmmmm.....I need to tag eight people (trying to find those who haven't yet answered/been tagged:

Let's see, I tag Bethany, Bean, The Quipper (assuming he reads in addition to making music), Rachel, Jen, and Jacqui & Choan who can answer in my comments.

Monday, August 28, 2006

I hate shots

Bethany and I have to go get a shot tomorrow afternoon. An employee at our local Pizza Hut was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. We had pizza delivered at 10:00 on the last night that the person was working. We were hoping that since it was delivered we might not be in danger of exposure, but we could be. So to be safe, we're having the shots.

I hate shots.

UPDATE: We got the shots. Mine didn't hurt at all. We went to Olive Garden after so that Bethany could have some sustenance before she went back to class.


I finally managed to teach myself the basics of knitting. It was too late for all of my travels this summer, but it has proved to be a good activity while sitting around enjoying the company of friends.

I am about halfway through a scarf for my 10-year-old son. After that I have yarn for more scarves. I'll post a picture of it as soon as it's done. Until then check out Bethany's first "real" project, a baby blanket for Presbytera's grandbaby.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Photo Scavenger Hunt

I've wanted to try this for a while, but since I was gone so much this summer, I decided to wait.

So, here's my first contribution. The theme is "Blue."


Grab the Scavenger Hunt code.

Photo Theme. Join the blogroll. Visit participants.

(This was taken in Long Beach, California.)

The shoes, for real

First, I've gotta say that I am soooo glad Macy's bought out L.S. Ayres. Ayres was always crammed full of stuff, so that it was hard to find what you wanted. Now that Macy's has taken over the store is much more open and cleaner feeling, and yet--even with more open space--there seems to be more to choose from.

So, the first pair of shoes is a brand carried only by Macy's: Marc Fisher.

The second pair is AK, and although they look impractical I have already worn them several times. And since blogger has suddenly stopped uploading my pictures, here's a link to the shoe. (Ooooh, lots of views.)

I'll have to post later about my comfy shoes, since Blogger is being buggy this morning.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

This book is hilarious

At any given time I have six or seven books going. I'm usually reading one business-related book, one book on some aspect of politics or economics, one theology book, one book on time management/organization or something else hopeless, one book on wellness, and often a biography or memoir and a fairly serious work of fiction. But no matter what else I'm reading I always have at least one light book going. This is the quick read. This is the fun book that I throw in my purse to spend a few minutes with when I have to wait for a train. This is the one I read while I do my hair.

The last, best of these was Bitter is the New Black. I laughed out loud. I read bits out loud to my daughter. I loaned it to my friend Lori. It is hilarious. I think that the best way to know if this book would appeal to you is to read the title and subtitle. Do you get it? Do you know Prada? Does any of it in any (unfortunate) way remind you of yourself? If the answers are yes, read it. If not, don't.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Just for fun

I love this picture that Bethany took of Patrick looking like a hobbit. I'm missing my boys so I had to look atsome pictures.

Girl Time

Bethany and I have been engaging in lots of girl time. We've been able to do this because all of the males in our household are fishing in Canada.

We've shopped and lunched. We've watched girly movies and knitted. (Yes, I am teaching myself to knit.) Yesterday we went out for coffee with Triplets One and Two and out for lunch with T2 and her mother. Tomorrow we're going to a special exhibit at the Lincoln museum on weddings in history.

Later this week we're heading to Ohio for a baby shower for Triplet One and we'll get to have some more good girl time with some friends.

I have to admit, I am missing my boys. But they'll be back before I know it.

The Shoes

I was told today that it is not too late to post about the shoes. Both pairs got a good breaking in during my trip to Salt Lake City. (Which was incredible.)

Sometime I will probably blog about them, but my photographer isn't happy with the shots she got of them so they may have to have another sitting.

Tomorrow (today, whatever) I may get back to trying to blog on a regular basis.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

On the road again...

Well, I ran out of time on the shoe post. I'll have to do it when I get back.

I'm heading to Salt Lake City
for my business's annual convention. It will be the second time that I have been to a convention there, and next to Minneapolis it's my favorite place to go for an event like this. I get to stay with my friend Lori in a very nice hotel. I stayed there last time and it was quite comfortable.

I leave Indy at 6:00 am tomorrow, which means I need to leave my mom's about 3:00, so I may check out the comfy bed as soon as I check in tomorrow.

If I get a chance, I'll blog while I'm gone, but it isn't likely!