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What Color is My Brain?

November 25th, 2006

Saw this meme/quiz elsewhere and promptly did it wrong. The first two questions had more than one possible answer for me, and the result came back off. I read the spiel on how I view the world and it didn’t fit. So, I went back and swapped out the initial answers for alternates, and this was the result. This result fits much better, I think.

What Color is Your Brain?


At work or in school: I like set routines and organized ways of doing things; rules and directions are a great help to me. I prefer to stay on one topic at a time. I need to know what is expected of me, and I always want to know if I am on the right track. I like subjects that are useful and traditional, such as business, accounting, history and government.
With friends: I prefer people who are careful with their money and who make plans ahead of time. I like my friends to be loyal, dependable and on time. I am serious about love and show it in many practical ways.
With family: I like stability and security and enjoy traditions and frequent celebrations. I like to spend holidays with family members, and I plan ahead for such gatherings.
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Maybe Someday, but Maybe Not **Updated, Sheesh

November 13th, 2006

Some of these I’d really like to do, but I’m okay with never having eaten sushi or committed a crime.

I’ve never:

*eaten sushi
*watched professional basketball (in spite of living through two eras of Detroit Piston greatness)
*ridden a motorcycle
*driven a stick shift
*traveled to a foreign country (**Edited to address what HG thought was anti-Canada statement.)
*liked almonds, mushrooms, or eggplant
*owned a game system (other than my computer, which I don’t use for gaming)
*liked my hair
*been honest-to-goodness homeless (I did live in a pop-up camper one fall)
*really gotten the appeal to John Grisham novels
*held down a fulltime paying job
*stuck a needle into myself
*used AOL
*used a food processor
*found a pair of really cheap shoes that I deeply loved (though I’ve owned many cheap shoes)
*owned a brand-new, not refurbished or rebuilt computer
*had to, with my own hands, kill an animal (paying for euthanasia by a veterinarian not counted)
*owned or used inline skates, ice skates, or downhill skis
*figured out how the hands-free headset for my cell phone is supposed to fit my miniscule ears
*committed a crime or been arrested
*lived in any state other than Michigan
*fired a gun
*operated a power saw
*learned how to french-braid
*smoked cigarettes
*voted for a Presidential candidate from one of America’s two major parties
*skipped an opportunity to vote in state and federal elections, since becoming of age
*been audited, for tax purposes
*played golf
*taken a bath in my bathtub with the jet things
*had any hair removed by waxing
*driven an SUV
*driven a vehicle not made by Ford or GM
*lived anywhere with an honest-to-goodness guest room (meaning: one without a combined purpose, like “office/guest room”)
*had my entire house clean at the same time
*voluntarily performed on stage
*understood what all the fuss is about

** I meant no offense with my original statement that I didn’t think Casino Windsor counted as visiting Canada. I have been to Casino Windsor one time, but I’ve only been inside the casino – NOT in bountiful, beautiful Canada proper. I was a passenger in a car that drove directly to the casino parking garage, whereupon I exited the vehicle and proceeded in to gamble. This was before 9/11, so I didn’t even have to show paperwork on either side of the tunnel. I can’t think that this casino experience counts as visiting Canada. I mean, everyone there was rude, so it felt just like being in Michigan. I thought they were all like my companions and me – suburbanites who (at the time) hated Detroit so much that we’d cross through it – that we’d pass Detroit casinos – to blow our money.

Egad, fine, I can take this one off the list. I have been to a foreign country, but I’ve never been overseas.

Meme of Fours

November 11th, 2006

Four jobs I have had in my life:
1. Car Wash Extraordinaire (Okay, I dried cars with towels as they came off the line.)
2. Movie Concession Queen (No one kept that entire popcorn counter crankin’ like me!)
3. English Tutor (Too, too many years of this before and sometimes during teaching.)
4. Industrial-strength embroidery sewing machine operator (Family business. There is never any escaping it, not even now that I’m a grown up. I still help out at holiday time.)

Four movies I would watch over and over
1. The Blues Brothers
2. Better Off Dead
3. Much of the Monty Python catalog (Holy Grail, Life of Brian, Meaning of Life – in that order)
4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Four places I have lived in my life
1. An island off of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan, where I was born
2. A different apartment every year I was at “Cornfield” State University (in West Michigan) for my four-year degree
3. A Southeast Michigan city, when I first got married, known only for its two intersecting highways that lead to all the better cities
4. A Southeast Michigan suburb, where I live now, about ten miles west of the Southeast Michigan suburb I grew up in

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Good Eats (!!!)
2. Law & Order, regular or SVU
3. South Park
4. Daily Show/Colbert Report

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. Disney X, in Florida (I was a child. I got lost for most of the day. It sucked.)
2. Yellowstone National Park (It was our honeymoon. It was splendid and I recommend it.)
3. Algoma, Wisconsin (We go to a friend’s family cabin – very good times every time we go.)
4. Flagstaff, Arizona, plus the Grand Canyon (We visited an old college friend of mine there years ago, and I’d go back with the tot in a heartbeat.)

Websites I visit daily
1. Ask Moxie
2. Parenthacks
3. eBay
Bonus: Paperbackswap

Four of my favorite foods
1. Cookies, chocolate or otherwise
2. Kellogg’s Frosted Mini-Wheats, plain (don’t waste my time with the flavors. really.)
3. Cheese, alone or with macaroni
4. Salty, store-bought tortilla chips
Bonus: Coffee
Bonus: Diet Pepsi

Four places I would rather be right now
1. On the sofa with a fleece blanket and a cat (Mittinz, perferrably)
2. At the mall, shopping for Christmas gifts and a dress/outfit for the tot to wear in her holiday pictures
(I know, I’m not even a shopper, really, so what’s up with this?)
3. Someplace warmer than Michigan right now, with water
4. Someplace colder than Michigan right now, with snow
(I am tired of brown mud and rain. If winter is coming, on with it!)

Four friends I am tagging:
Meh. If you want to be tagged, consider yourself so tagged.

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