Thursday, April 24, 2014

Blogthings

You Should Study Under Arts and Sciences
You have a diverse set of interests, and you don't want to specialize too soon... if ever.

Interdisciplinary studies are totally your thing. You enjoy playing with different academic fields and seeing how they work together.

You excel at many subjects, and you always have a new field you're curious about. Of all the types, you're the most likely to design your own major.

Whether you're studying the philosophy of science or the history of language, the liberal arts are where you naturally belong.

A+ for this answer! As a matter of fact, I did pretty much design my own major because I couldn't decide what to study. Ended up with a double major AND a double minor....and a Master's in Library Science.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blogthings

You Should Have a Retro Name
You are the first to admit that you are a bit drawn to the past. You love like old fashioned things and sometimes wish for simpler times.

You embody the grace and charm of the past. You also have an amazing flair and style that others envy.

You believe that looking back can provide us with a lot of perspective and forgotten gems. History is less stodgy than it seems.

Retro names like Clara, Richard
, Ida, Charles, Margaret, Frank, Alice, Arthur, and Grace would suit you.
First of all, my mom called me "Grace" regularly, whenever I tripped or did something klutzy.

Secondly, I like old names because I can spell them. I have a name that is an "alternative" spelling for a common name and two other names that are not spelled the way most people think, so the idea of having a name like "Alice" is appealing.

Next, the past wasn't simpler, there was just less choice in a lot of areas where we in the U.S. have multiple options.

Finally, "Arthur" and "Frank" are not my favorite names, "Ida" is just fusty, "Margaret" has unpleasant associations, and "Charles" sounds like a butler (even though I know two boys under 25 who are named Charles, but both of them use different shortened versions). However, all of these names are better than Clarence, Arthur, Miriam, and Edith.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Blogthings

You Are Broccoli
You are down to earth and practical. You go for whatever is tried and true.

You tend to be a bit cautious, but you're not as boring as people think. There's a little room for spice in your life.

You are very healthy, and you take good care of yourself. You do your best to make good choices.

You are reliable and stable. You may [are] not be the hottest thing, but people come back to you over and over again.
I like broccoli, but I don't think this is exactly accurate, certainly not that part about making healthy choices!!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Blogthings

You Are a Chuckle
Your laughter type is friendly and open. You laugh at many things, but you don't go overboard.

You appreciate a good joke or a funny situation. You have a pleasant sense of humor and appreciate comedy of all sorts.

That being said, you're not a joker or class clown. You don't seek out laughter
or have a need to make others laugh.

Your favorite kind of laughter comes from a fun time with friends.
I'm not so sure about the "favorite" stuff. I like quick-witted banter with strangers too. The part about going overboard is dead wrong: I tend to overplay a joke.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Blogthings

You Are Likable
You are can be a very warm and friendly person. You are a true friend, and people are drawn to your loyalty.

You enjoy responsibility and having others trust in you. You are a people person, and you never want to let anyone down.

You are quite practical
, and you avoid making waves. You tend to err on the side of caution.

You are cooperative and willing to compromise. A cohesive group is more important to you than getting your way.
All because I like a top-over backwards side braid? Really? Yeah, ok.

Sunday Stealing

(Link in meme-roll)
The Easter Meme

What are your Easter traditions?
Don't really have a bunch besides church. We used to go to sunrise service, but there was only ever about 8 of us there, so they discontinued that a few years ago, which makes me sad. Sparky gets a basket o' candy. We try to take a photo that day--that's a carryover from my childhood of having the kids pose for pictures in front of a tree in the backyard in their Easter clothes. I'm making a ham right now, but that's about the only nod to "holiday" post-church.
Do you hard boil and decorate eggs?
I used to when Sparky was little. Haven't really done it for a few years now. No one is crazy about eating hard-boiled eggs here.
How do you decorate your home for Easter?
I do not. In fact, aside from Easter baskets, I believe I have precisely ZERO Easter decorations. Unless you count the crosses on walls that stay up year-round.
Do you make/buy special outfits for yourself and your kids on Easter?
I bought new clothes this year, but actually they're are more for next Sunday's confirmation we were invited to. Sparky used to get a new outfit, but that has passed as well since he never wears nice clothes and keeps growing out of them after one wearing.
What is your favorite Easter dish?
Cadbury cream eggs.
When did you learn the truth about the Easter Bunny?
Around the time I had to start playing Easter Bunny for my oldest nieces, so about age 8.
Do you spend Easter at home, on vacation, or with family?
Home.
First one up on Easter morning?
Today it was Beast. Used to ALWAYS be Sparky, even after the Easter Bunny wasn't a big deal for him; he never used to sleep in. Ever.
Go to mass or church?
Yes. Of course. Kind of the point of Easter.
What are your favorite Easter hymns and/or choir arrangements?
"Christ the Lord is Risen Today" and "My Redeemer Lives." We also do a singalong "Hallelujah Chorus" to close the service most years.
How many Easter egg hunts does your family usually participate in?
Zero. Children running willy-nilly, grabbing at stuff, knocking each other over, and crying because they didn't get "enough" eggs? Yeah, pass.
Do you make deviled eggs out of leftover Easter eggs?
Nope. See above re hard-boiled eggs.
Are you tired of eggs by the end of the Easter Season?
No, since I don't make them. ;-)
Are Peeps good or gross?
Gross.
What company makes the best chocolate for Easter time?
Cadbury.
Lots of candy or not?
Yes, please.
What is your favorite Easter candy?
Jelly beans, the old-fashioned kind like Brach's makes. None of these Jelly Belly flavors, or Skittles or Starburst either. And no "tropical" or spice ones--gah!
Do you find plastic Easter grass hidden in places for months after Easter is over?
Nope. I always counted before I hid things so I'd know when they were all found.
What’s your favorite color for fake grass?
Well, green. Isn't that the color of actual grass? This was the first year I knew about edible Easter grass. Didn't quite dare to try it, but it looked interesting.

Unconscious Mutterings

(Link in meme-roll)
  1. Steady :: Even
  2. Sleep :: Nap
  3. Thumb :: Finger
  4. Straighten :: Unbend
  5. Wake up! :: It's Morning!
  6. Diminish :: Shrink
  7. Scarred :: Marked
  8. Horn :: French...
  9. Pace :: Walk
  10. Correspondence :: Letters
 
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