Sunday, January 12, 2014

Blogthings has gotten totally out of control

Here's everything from the past month--I need to do these as they appear, not save them "for later."
You Are Yellow Skinny Jeans
You are an upbeat, positive person who likes to feel good. You try to stay away from anything that bums you out.

You add a little flair to anything you are a part of. You broadcast your good vibes to the world.

You are genuine and straightforward. You are a great communicator, and people love to hear what you have to say.

You may be cheerful, but you aren't [completely] naive.
You're quite sophisticated, and you know a lot about the world.
Yeah, who wears yellow jeans (says the woman with orange jeans)? Not me! And the description isn't all that accurate either.

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You Should Study Epistemology
You're the type of person who is comfortable with uncertainty and more questions than answers.

In fact, it tends to bug you when people are a know-it-alls or unrealistically confident about what they know.

You aren't sure that we know what we think we know, and you believe that knowledge is always evolving.

You like to reflect on whether true knowledge is possible at all. And if so, what can we really know for sure?
Surprisingly--considering my job--this is pretty true. I don't think absolute knowledge is possible.

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You Are Mint Scented Lotion
You are a highly motivated and driven person. You see each day as a fresh start.

You are driven to be successful, and you find setting goals to be very empowering. You are on your way to big things.

You offer up a fresh perspective to others. You don't get stuck in a rut, and you often have new ideas to share.

You are charismatic and distinctive without even realizing it. That's just you being you!
However, lately I've felt that regardless of my perspective's distinctiveness, I need to STFU.

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You Are Down to Earth
You are a very practical person, and you don't get swayed by flights of fancy.

You believe that there are at least two sides to every issue, and you consider each side carefully.

You are motivated by security and certainty. You don't like to take a risk unless the downside is minimized.

You are loyal and faithful to those important to you. It would take a lot for you to fall out with someone.
Yup, yup and yup. I'm usually pretty forgiving, but once you're over the line, it tends to be a permanent breach.

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You Are a Planner
You are a master when it comes to finances. You are big on making your money work for you.

You feel comfortable making big financial decisions for the future. You love to crunch numbers.

Spending money in the here and now is not as easy for you. You need to see the big picture of every decision.

You will be fine in the long run, so make present day spending part of your plan. You can buy things without ruining your future.
I worry far too much about money--Beast had to take over the financial stuff years ago because I would worry incessantly. I know (in my head) we're fine financially, but I still worry.

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You like to pinch pennies when you grocery shop, and you're proud of how far you can stretch your dollar.

You are a no frills shopper, and you are good at getting what you need without breaking the bank.

You simply don't think it's worth it to shop at a gourmet store to pay double the price for the same food.

You are more likely to eat to live than to live to eat. That being said, you eat better than most of your friends - for a fraction of the price.
I haven't shopped at Wally World in several months, maybe even a year. But I am known to be cheap. Except for Kleenex: Sparky suggested the store brand of that yesterday, and I told him that's one area where I'll pay for the brand, thanks.

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You Are the South
You are laid back, friendly, and very welcoming to everyone. You were raised right and have good manners.

You have a good sense of where you came from. You are loyal to your friends and family.

You know how to have fun, and you love to kick back. You fit in anywhere - from five star restaurants to dives.

You tend to keep it casual and low maintenance
, but you can dress to the nines when the occasion fits. You clean up well.
Well, no, I'm not at all Southern, not in my own mind anyway. The description is pretty good though. If I could be Southern on these terms without being all girly-Southern, I'd be ok with that.

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You Are Savory
You are the type of person who appreciates quality, depth, and complexity. You like to savor everything.

You don't mind subtly [subtlety?] - in fact, you love it. You get sick of things and people who are too overbearing.

Eccentric and unusual things don't phase [faze?] you one bit. In fact, you dig uniqueness and variety.

You enjoy people from all walks of life, and you find comfort in travel.
Your home is everywhere and anywhere.
OK, as far as it goes, but I don't like subtlety as much as I like clarity. But pushy is annoying, yes.

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Your Spirit Dog is a Dachshund
You have a fiercely independent spirit, and you see life as a grand adventure. You love charting your own course.

Like a dachshund, you have your own ideas about things, and it's not easy to change your mind.

You are very clever and even a little sneaky. You have a good sense of timing and intuition.

You may be stubborn, but you are still a devoted friend. You will stick out your neck to help someone you care about.
Great. Does this mean I'm barky and have a Napoleon complex?

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You Should Visit Hydra
You're the type of person who is smitten with the past. So you don't want to visit a modern, tourist-filled Greek island.

Hydra is the perfect island for someone like you who wants to experience a slower paced vacation. There isn't even a car or motorcycle in sight.

You'll enjoy exploring this quaint island by foot... or by donkey. You can definitely appreciate this step back to the past.

You are laid back enough to enjoy the smaller things on a quiet island. Good food, beautiful scenery, and living like a local!
This is the best answer from Blogthings EVER! I love Hydra, lovelovelove it!!

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You Should Work With Both People and Things
You are a multi-talented person who does best in many roles. In fact, you don't like to be stuck doing one thing for too long.

You do best in a job that allows you to connect with people ... while still having some time to yourself to build on your skills.

You would excel in a teaching job of any sort - from college professor to corporate trainer to Montessori teacher.

You'd also do well as a physician or health care professional. Or even as a food writer or chef!
Of the options given, the teaching thing is the closest thing to what I'd do if the library gig didn't pan out. Food writer? WTH?

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You Are Rachael Ray
You are a wizard in the kitchen, especially when it comes to saving time and work.

You love to make hearty meals for your family and friends, but you aren't pretentious about it.

You think the best part of a meal is enjoying it, so you don't like to spend too much time in the kitchen.

You can make do with just a few ingredients and limited time.
People are always impressed with what you can whip up!
OK. She likes dogs, and she isn't a moron, so I'm all right with this, but I'm really not much of a cook.

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You Are Trailblazing
You enjoy being with others, but you're not the type to fall in with the crowd. You have your own path to take.

You are one of the few who actually likes to lead - even if you're a little afraid of where you're leading everyone!

You are bit of a free spirit, but you're a lot more grounded than your average wild child. You have a core foundation that you start from.

You are hard to discourage, even if other people think your ideas are crazy. You can be very stubborn in a good way!
...and also stubborn in a bad way. According to people at my workplace, I think. ;-)

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You Are a Cheeseburger
When it comes to eating, you have a hearty appetite and aren't going to be deterred by food fads.

You know what you like, and it's high quality, old fashioned, back to basic foods.

You are generally an easygoing person. You are comfortable in a variety of situations... you make yourself at home.

You are genuine and unpretentious. You find that it's too much overhead to pretend to be someone you're not.
Amen to that last sentence!! And yeah, the rest, though I'm not the biggest fan of burgers.

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Your Ideal Home is a Row House
You don't want to live out in the country, but you wouldn't mind a little space to stretch out.

You'd love a small lawn
and little house for all your stuff. A row house near the city is the perfect compromise for you.

You can appreciate the convenience of being able to zip in and out of the city while still having some quiet at home.

You don't need to be in the middle of it all anymore. Being close to it all is good enough for you.
Well, living in the country isn't such a bad thing. The rest is pretty accurate. I don't need a huge lawn--I'd prefer natural landscaping or xeriscaping.

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You Should Express Yourself Through Movement
You are the artistic type, but unlike many artists, you have a strong extrovert side.

You are driven to perform and to even be the center of attention sometimes. You are very self-confident.

You have never had a problem just putting yourself out there. You can handle criticism, even if handling it means shrugging it off.

You like crowds and you can feed of the energy of other people. If possible, you like to motivate, inspire, and lead a group.
And the obligatory "how the hell did this one turn up?" result. Because, no. Just absolutely no.

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Your Christmas Eve is Busy
In theory, you love the idea of a relaxing Christmas Eve - but you don't see it happening anytime soon!

You have a lot to do for the holidays, and Christmas Eve is no exception. You're still catching up on holiday chores.

You honestly don't mind having a ton do to for Christmas Eve. Staying occupied makes you feel like you've got holiday spirit.

You'll brave the crowds at the mall or wrap presents until midnight if you need to. You are Santa's number one helper!
Well, no, normally we just have church on the Eve, though this year I was actually shopping for a couple of things, and then had to wrap them. So it was a little busier than usual. Plus, we went to both Eve services at church this year, instead of just the later one.

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You Should Write in a Black Journal
Your journal is where you dish everything. Your book is juicy and full of your deepest secrets.

For you, writing is how you purge what has happened to you. Your journal absorbs and distances all negative energy.

Your journal may be a bit scandalous, but it's also very well written.
You know how to keep it contained and well edited.

You are good at spinning a story. You write compelling beginnings and endings while keeping a bit of mystery.
Except I haven't written in a journal for over 10 years, because now I BLOG!

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You Are a Lemon Macaroon
You are very blunt and honest - maybe to a fault, but at least people know where they stand with you.

You are very self-reliant and productive. You have the benefit of being a realist. You know what needs to be improved.

You have a strong point of view, and you're reluctant to tone it down for anyone. People may reflexively try to sugar coat what you [s]ay.

You may have a strong personality, but you are a good fixer. You can go into any situation with fresh eyes and new solutions.
Right then. See above re how people really feel about my bluntness.

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