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just stole this meme from alexa


from alexa (wonder if she works in MT4?)
One Word Meme

1. Where is your cell phone? belt
2. Your significant other? john
3. Your hair? long
4. Your mother? california
5. Your father? gone
6. Your favorite thing? babies
7. Your dream last night? none
8. Your favorite drink? tea
9. Your dream/goal? wanderlust
10. The room you're in? office
11. Your church? catholic
12. Your fear? loneliness
13. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
14. Where were you last night? bed
15. What you're not? unopinionated
16. Muffins? poppyseed
17. One of your wish list items? mobility
18. Where you grew up? everywhere
19. The last thing you did? write
20. What are you wearing? blue
21. Your TV? small
22. Your pets? cats
23. Your computer? laptop
24. Your life? complicated
25. Your mood? sanguine
26. Missing someone? emma
27. Your car? retro
28. Something you're not wearing? shoes
29. Favorite store? TJs
30. Your summer? overheated
31. Like(love) someone? yep
32. Your favorite color? burgundy
33. Last time you laughed? ???
34. Last time you cried? ???
35. Who will re post this?unknown...

personality test redux

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Click to view my Personality Profile page
It doesn't matter who wrote the test. I am consistently an INTP. Apparently I really am a rara avis.
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escaping from obligations

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A while back, I was memed but was not on a computer where I could post anything. And now, while there are tons of stuff that I should be doing (preparing a talk, for one) I am going to take a very quick break and answer the meme.
Book Meme Rules
1. Pick up the nearest book ( of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people
1. The book, A Father Who Keeps His Promises by Scott Hahn (sitting on the desk for the talk I am working on)
Joseph further displayed his wisdom by suggesting a way to deal with the situation. His proposal so impressed Pharaoh and all the servants that the king immediately set Joseph over all the land of Egypt, second in command only to the Pharaoh himself. Joseph was thirty years old when he entered into the king's service.
drowning in lavender

quiz time

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What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm

You're probably in the final stages of a Ph.D. or otherwise finding a way to make your living out of reading. You are one of the literati. Other people's grammatical mistakes make you insane.

Dedicated Reader
Book Snob
Literate Good Citizen
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Create Your Own Quiz
You Are Pretty Logical
You're a bit of a wizard when it comes to logic
While you don't have perfect logic, you logic is pretty darn good
Keep at it - you've got a lot of natural talent in this area!

technology meme

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From my blog buddy CJMostGladly
Cell phones

1. How long have you had a cell phone? (If you don't have one, why not? What would prompt you to get one?)
I got my first cell phone in 1997 as part of my job in Oregon. I rarely used it, but I needed to be able to answer pages without having to find a pay phone. As a midwife, my cell phone is my friend, and it makes it possible to go places that a pager alone doesn't. Over the years, my cell phone usage has gradually increased. None of my children have land lines (only cell phones) and with the in-plan free calls, I spend a lot of time on the cell phone. And lately, I have been using the photo feature that I once swore was a useless addition.
2. How much do you use it?
A lot.
3. Do you get jittery without it?

1. How many computers in your house? Right now, 4. One is a laptop that is being refurbed for one of the kids, one is my laptop, one is John's desktop and the other is his laptop (that travels with him). We have had at least one PC in the household since at least 1980 (our very first PC, a Radio Shack TRS-80 color computer)
2. How much time do you spend on the computer in a day?
It all depends on the day. Anywhere from zero to several hours. Right now I have 1100 plus unread emails that I am studiously ignoring.
3. How does the time break down? (work/play/email/blogs/etc.)
That also varies. In the office, it is pretty much all work. At home, I do research, read and answer emails, blog, read blogs, play Scrabble, play Freecell and listen to EWTN radio on the computer - and these activities are not mutually exclusive. I also write - and I am not always sure if this is work or play. I have also in the past taken on-line classes and for 2 years I taught in an on-line distance learning program.
4. If your computer malfunctions, do you-
1. Log in as root and fix the problem in a few swift keystrokes? (by root, do you mean administrator?)Very rarely,
2. Get some online help and fix it yourself with slightly slower keystrokes? If the problem is amenable to this kind of help - that would mostly be network issues or help with my peripherals.
3. Enlist outside help? from whom? How does he or she respond when you ask for assistance?
I married an engineer - and one of my sons works for Symantec (Norton Anti-virus folks). My mom is a systems analyst (retired) and my step-dad is a hardware engineer (retired). Who do you think I call?
My family is all about geeks. We work together. I can figure out simple stuff but I am not really a hardware person.
4. Opt for the wishful thinking computer repair strategy, also known as the reboot-with-fingers-crossed strategy?
That is not wishful thinking, it is a legitimate strategy, especially with Microsoft based products. It also helps to clean out the trash files and declutter the hard drive. Cleanliness is next to high fidelity.


1. What techno-gadget would you most like to own?
I really don't know. Kids - what would I want that I don't have? maybe a convert my vinyl collection to CD gadget?
2. Of those you own (including PDA, iPod, etc.), which would you miss most acutely if you dropped it in the lake accidentally while canoeing?
My Palm Pilot. But I wouldn't be canoeing. I might get wet.
3. What's something you'll never buy? (Careful with the nevers, though, says this brand new cell phone owner.) Never say never. I'm not likely to invest in a home theater system or a plasma TV, though.

I am going to tag Julie D, Pansy and Peony, and the Summa Mamas

3 jobs I have had in my life:
1. Disability claims examiner
2. Cataloguing librarian assistant
3. The Avon Lady

3 places that I have lived:
1. Hunstanton, King's Lynn, East Anglia UK
2. Premontre, Aisne, France
3. Wichita Falls, TX

3 TV shows I like to watch:
1. Rachel Rae
2. Journey Home
3. Jeopardy

3 places I have been on holiday:
1. New Hampshire (NOW!)
2. Big Sur CA (Monterey Folk Festival 1970)
3. Road trip across the USA via Rt 66

3 of my favorite foods:
1 Sushi
2 Macaroni and Cheese
3.Roasted vegetables

3 places where I would rather be right now:
1. The West Coast visiting my kids and family
2. Memphis TN visiting my daughter
3. ?

poetry meme


The ballad, I; I shun the world,
   Its bustle and its noise,
Its busy hasty rushing crowds
   And bright consumer toys.

Indeed, I sometimes like the old
   Because it's not the new;
And if you think that's strange or wrong,
   I might not much like you.
What Poetry Form Are You?

thanks to
The Wine-Dark Sea

marriage meme

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1. Where/How did you meet?
Through a friend, on March 23, 2973
2. How long have you known each other?
34 years
3. How long after you met did you start dating?
two months
4. How long did you date before you were engaged?
three months
5. How long was your engagement?
six months
6. How long have you been married?
33 years
7. What is your anniversary?
Feb 23, 1974
8. How many people came to your wedding reception?
somewhere between 200 and 300 - we lost track
9. What kind of cake did you serve?
lemon cake, buttercream frosting
10. Where was your wedding?
Sacred Heart Chapel at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles CA
11. What did you serve for your meal?
no meal. just snacks. my mom's friends got together and made tons of finger sandwiches which were frozen and then thawed the day of the wedding
12. How many people were in your wedding party?
lots. maid of honor/best man, 5 each bridesmaids/groomsmen, a ring bearer and a flower girl
13. Are you still friends with them all?
I'm related to most of them!
14.Did your spouse cry during the ceremony?
ask him
15. Most special moment of your wedding day?
Getting to the hotel and shaking out all the rice
16.Any funny moments?
I had a piece of antique lace that was draped over my veil, and it kept falling off
17. Any big disasters?
not really - we ran out of food but there was a convenience store just down the road so my mom sent one of the kids out to get some more snacks
my little brother got into the champagne and got a little soused
18. Where did you go on your honeymoon?
night one - Huntington Hotel
night two - fold out coach in my folks house
night three - camped out near San Luis Obispo, sleeping in the camper that was hauling our household goods to our new home
night three - our new place
19. How long were you gone?
see above
20. If you were to do your wedding over, what would you change?
not much
21. What side of the bed do you sleep on?:
facing the headboard, it would be the right
22. What size is your bed?
23. Greatest strength as a couple?
24. Greatest challenge as a couple?
25. Who literally pays the bills?
we do it together
26. What is your song?
don't really have one
27. What did you dance your first dance to?
at the wedding, it was Color My World
28. Describe your wedding dress:
antique lace picture is here
29. What kind of flowers did you have at your wedding?
roses, daisies, and baby's breath
30. Are your wedding bands engraved?
31. How old were you when you got married?

If you haven't done this one yet, consider yourself tagged!

visual dna meme

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why not?


big pic, moved to extended entry

If Inly I could get paid to write this!


Make your own here.

Hat tip to TSO

Catholic Carnival 108: Themes of Lent


meme ing around


moved to the next page to clear the formatting

they got it right.....

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What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

The Midland
North Central
The Inland North
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Thanksgiving meme

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Heard on Relevant Radio earlier today.
Other than the Blessed Virgin Mary and the persons of the Trinity, what 3 persons, living or dead, would you most like to invite for your Thanksgiving dinner?

There were many fascinating answers, but my three would be
1) Mary Magdalene - I want to know how she feels about the Da Vinci Code and its ilk of nonsense
2) G.K. Chesterton - just because!
3) St Gianna

How about you all? Answer in the comments or post it on your blog and let me know in the comments.

The Oracle of Starbucks
claims that I am
Personality type: High Maintenance

You pride yourself on being assertive and direct; everyone else thinks you're bossy and arrogant. You're constantly running your mouth about topics that only you would find interesting. Your capacity for wasting other people's time is limitless. Your friends find you intolerable, that's why they're plotting to kill you.

Also drinks: Water. Bottled, chilled, with four ice cubes, a twist of lemon, in a crystal glass.
Can also be found at: Trendy martini bars

I don't drink water, but if I did, that is how I would drink it.

Name 3 things that you think are beautiful.

What was the last concert you attended?
My daughter playing with the NH Lakes Region Symphony - no wait, the last concert was actually her Senior Recital from the Concord Community Music School.

What is one thing that frightens you about getting older?
The thought of losing my family and friends to death, the thought of being alone on this earth without the human companionship that means so much.

Main Course
Tell us about one of your funny quirks or habits.
Moi? quirky? funny habits? Tell you what - how about my family and friends chiming in here!

If you could extend one month to 50 days (instead of the normal 28, 29, 30, or 31), which month would you want to lengthen?
None of them. If I were to reform the calendar, I would make it have 12 months of 30 days each with Christmas being the last day of the calendar year - and a 5 or 6 (leap year) day feast period between Christmas and the New Year.

letter meme from child #1


amy pawlak joins the meme


because I need a break from the seriousness of the last few weeks.

Julie D. passed this along.

The rules of this game:

Comment on this entry and I will give you a letter.
Write ten words beginning with that letter in your journal, including an explanation of what the word means to you and why.
Pass out letters to those who want to play along.

She gave me the letter "R"
1. Religion - the outward practices of the faith given to me as a free and unexpected gift. I am so glad that I am able to practice my religion, even though it is getting more and more difficult in our culture.
2. Rome - a city I have never visited, though it is the "Jerusalem" of my religion. A home where I have never lived, a paradox like so much of faith.
3. Rebellion - the nature of much of my life. I have rebelled both against the evil and the good in my life. It is truly a miracle that I am able to be even a touch obedient, as it is not part of my human nature.
4. Resilient - yep, that's me. I can bend without breaking - up to a point. Please, dear God, protect those around me when I get to my breaking point because it isn't pretty.
5. Recipes - broad guidelines for what to do with the food in the house. Fun to read and even more fun to try.
6. Reading - what used to be my favorite recreational activity. "Outside of a dog, books are a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." Who said it?
7. Rhetoric - a tool for reasoning - sadly neglected in our day and age. Often mis-defined as anger or emotional language and/or speechifying.
8. Rubrics - why, oh why, do so many priests find it easy to ignore the rubrics? They are even color coded! I don't need creativity in my liturgies (besides which, they aren't 'my' liturgies, they are Christ's). I need reverence, and awe, and dignity, and joy, and all seven gifts of the Holy Spirit!
9. Redemption - what I hope for, pray for, and an trying to work out 'in fear and trembling'. Pray for me, Holy Mother of God, that I may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
10. Righteousness - I wish I were there. Thank God for the gift of purgation.

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