Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Did You Know? More Strange Things About Me!

Blogging is so surreal sometimes. I just keep doing these. Thanks to Amy for yet another one of these silly things. I did make a few modifications. I promise I will get back to serious blogging next week.

Things I've done are boldfaced.

1. Completely avoided work for an entire day while at work.
2. Researched stuff for school while pretending to work.
3. Had sex outside.
4. Touched a (living) shark.
5. Won a spelling bee.
6. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
7. Visited a Civil War Battlefield.
8. Had sex at a National Park.
9. Gone for an entire 24-hour period without speaking to another person.
10. Failed a class.
11. Had a crush on a teacher.
12. Kissed a teacher.
13. Won a game of Scrabble.
14. Agonized over doing the "right" thing.
15. Eaten reindeer.
16. Visited the top of the Washington Monument.
17. Gone commando to work/school because you hadn't done laundry in ages.
18. Had sex with other people in the room (unsuspecting or otherwise).
19. Been an intern
.20. Walked Hollywood & Vine (and not necessarily as a hooker).
21. Visited Cuba.
22. Lied to your family about something really big.
23. Lied on your resume.
24. Gone broke on vacation (e.g., came home with no money).
25. Got your tongue stuck to a flagpole.
26. Dated/slept with siblings.
27. Been to the circus.
28. Gone on safari.
29. Cheated on someone.
30. Broken up with someone on Valentine's Day.
31. Thrown up on someone else.
32. Dated/slept with your boss (doesn't have to be current one).
33. Given money to a bum.
34. Regretted giving money to a bum.
35. Slept on something other than a bed for a continuous year.
36. Gotten sick from eating too many nuts.
37. Uttered a racial or ethnic or religious slur in front of someone you respected that didn't appreciate it.
38. Sipped on a straw only to find that there was a bug in the straw that you sucked into your mouth.
39. Been so pissed you broke something.
40. Left the tag on your mattress.
41. Gone from zero to bitch in less than three seconds.
42. Gotten sick from taking a bunch of vitamins during a hangover.
43. Bitch slapped another girl.
44. Been the class clown.
45. Been the class nerd.
46. Had a psychic reading.
47. Had a palm reading.
48. Been psychoanalyzed professionally (not just by your nerdy friends).
49. Been cheered up at the sight of a baby.
50. Nursed houseplants to health.
51. Gotten cranky for NO reason.
52. Pretended you knew what someone was saying just to get them to shut the hell up.
53. Had sex in a shower.
54. Had sex in a moving car.
55. With the driver.
56. Dated someone more than 10 years your senior.
57. Lived alone.
58. Ate only cheese for a day.
59. Had a poo dream. (Not sure what this is.)
60. Kept flour for a year past the expiration date. (Flour expires?)
61. Worn a skirt so short it should've been illegal.
62. Done a pole dance (professionally or otherwise).
63. Cheated on a test.
64. Forged someone else's signature.
65. Had cyber sex.
66. Had phone sex.
67. Cut your hair after a bad break-up.
68. Cut your hair to cause a break-up.
69. Faked it.
70. Watched porn. (If 3 minutes count and I turned it off. Not my thing.)
71. Starred in porn.
72. Seen the Hollywood sign.
73. Spit on someone.
74. Given a lap dance to a gay guy.
75. Made out with a gay guy (knowing he was gay or otherwise).
76. Lost your virginity before your junior year in highschool.
77. Pretended you could not speak English to avoid talking with someone.
78. Had a crush that broke your heart.
79. Been a bully.
80. Hurt yourself while running "up" a "down" escalator (or vice versa).
81. Been Trapezing.
82. Worn matching outfits with friends on purpose.
83. Annoyed someone else because it was funny (as an adult).
84. Exchanged a gift you didn't like (and didn't tell the giver).
85. Chewed on Nik-L-Nips. (What are these?)
86. Broken a promise.
87. Kept a promise.
88. Given out the wrong phone number.
89. Broken up with someone by ignoring them.
90. Been broken up with by the boyfriend or girlfriend's friend for them.
91. Fasted.
92. Tried a diet that included the words "take three capsules a day."
93. Can't count.
94. Can't spell.
95. Have trouble with the words stationery and stationary.
96. Find the word "hump" funny.
97. Giggle at the word "panties."
98. Bought a subscription to a magazine and then regretted it.
99. Made one of these lists up from scratch.
100. Think you're cool. Cool enough.

Tuesday, February 22, 2005

White Trash Test

I am 32% White Trash.
Not Too White Trashy
The white trash in my blood will not keep me from becoming a doctor or a lawyer, but it will keep me from a good haircut and any sort of fashion sense.
Take the
White Trash Test
@ FualiDotCom

This is so stupid that it is unreal. Of course, I had to try it.
Thanks to Brandie.

Saturday, February 19, 2005

Celebrity Date

This is how to select your perfect celebrity date. It's quite cute.

It appears that I would prefer Enrique Inglesias - the sensual lover who is not afraid to be in touch with his feminine side.

My second try with it produced Ben Afflec - the action hero. He's strong and in charge - and he'll anything to protect his girl at all costs. This is too funny.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Remodeling Blues

Sometimes, I do not know why I bought a house. This place constantly needs something. And it's neverending.

So, right now, I desperately need a bathroom remodel. It's nothing difficult- no walls coming down, relatively small room (5x7). Rip everything out. Put new tub, shower surround, window frame, toilet and sink. Pretty typical. No tile work -- vinyl floor and shower surround. The window is kinda wierd, so I understand that. I don't need anything fancy. I just want functional.
I've talked to three contractors already.

First one -- Nice guy. Small Company - seems to do most the work himself. However, accent made him hard to understand and I wasn't completely sure he understood what I wanted. Quote: $6,000 if he supplies everything. $2500 if I supply faucets, flooring, toilet, sink, surround, and tub. Basically, he just installs. He can do it soon and it would take 5 days.

Second one -- Nice guy. Big Company - specializes in bathrooms. Really walked through all repairs with me. Asked questions about what I wanted, etc... Quote: $10,000 - $12,000, depending on what I select from their suppliers. $6,000 if I supply everything like I did above. They wouldn't be able to do it for 10-12 weeks. And it would take 5 - 7 days. No day workers. Subcontractors they know and trust.

Third company - Nice guy. Very big, well known company. Didn't come to the house. Calls me and asked about what I wanted. Said one thing was impossible and I would need to replace something that neither of the other two said I would. Asked few questions. Quote: $22,000 varying a bit by what I select. $14,000 if I supply above. They can't do it for 6 months and it would take 3 weeks. I just told him that it isn't acceptable. Then, he's all like "fatherly" with his advice - about getting someone who has all the permits and licenses and insurance. Like I don't know this. Warns all the good companies are going to be booked like this. So, I told him I wasn't interested anymore. Got his number and let it go.

What the hell? Between $6,000 and $22,000. The house isn't worth a $20,000 bathroom I can tell you now. Doesn't that seem strange? I just don't understand these contractors. This shouldn't be so difficult.

I have one more contractor coming on Saturday to look at it and then I have to pick one. This bathroom is my only one and it's starting to grow mold in between the tiles. No matter of cleaning will stop it. It needs to be fixed.

Sometimes, I wish I had gone with the condo.

I Swear Sometimes I Want to Strangle Men

A friend of mine who lives in Miami, Florida, sent me this message and I had to pass it on to all of you.

She writes: "Ok this morning I emailed Y-100, a local radio station, after one of their brilliant (said sarcastically) producers said “if you are 33-34 years old, single, never been married and have no prospects then there’s something wrong with you.” THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME OR YOU OR ANY OTHER WOMAN NOT MARRIED. I do not need to be married to be “OK” (no offense to our married friends out there of course).

So ladies if you’d like to email this idiot (for me and all other women he offended)…or just ME, here is the email: His name is Froggy and when he usually says stupid things I ignore him but today…helllooooo! The other 2 DJ’s just knew he’d dug a hole for himself! My email challenged him to basically help women find good men instead of making them feel like outcasts. "

I sent him an e-mail already complaining about his attitude. And wondering if he meant just women or both genders. He's just an ass. So, let's give him a little bit of attitude back!

The A to Z Quiz

The A to Z list from Katya Coldheart is great. I am going to have to steal it myself.

A-Z Quiz

Accent: American

Bra size:36C

Chore I hate: Unloading the Dishwasher

Dad's name: Rex

Essential make-up products: Red eyebrow pencil and brown mascara

Favorite perfume: Romance

Gold or silver?: I prefer silver, platinum or white gold

Hometown: Hard to say, Army Brat

Interesting fact: Men who never marry die statistically younger than any other group. Women who never marry but have children live the longest.

Job title: Computer Program Implementation Specialist

Kids: None and None Planned in the near future

Living arrangements: Own duplex. Live with roommate

Mom's birthplace: Decatur, IL

Number of apples eaten in the last week: None. Doc's orders - too acidic

Overnight hospital stays: 1 - 11 months old with pneumonia

Phobia: Bugs, Snakes, crawly things

Question you ask yourself a lot: Why do you want to do this?

Religious affiliation: Agnostic. I believe in God, but I don't believe in organized religion.

Siblings: 3. 2 sisters and 1 brother. All younger.

Time I wake up: The alarm is set for 6:45 and 7 a.m. I usually get up, feed the cat, and then snooze for 10 more minutes. On the weekends, whenever I feel like, usually between 9:30 and 10 a.m.

Unnatural hair color: red. I looked like a calico cat in high school and younger. Not going back to that.

Vegetable I Refuse to Eat: Beets

Worst habit: Bossy

X-rays?: Lots. Two broken legs before age 5. First break, my dad didn't believe me. Told me to walk it off. I was 3. So, I did for six months. Fell off the slide (playing bumpercars) and broke it again. The doc noticed the old break and had my parents investigated for child abuse. Pop felt so terrible. Never questioned an injury again. Broke my arm around 8 years old. Diagnosed with scoliosis (curvature of the spine) in elementary school. Had x-rays every six months for a few years. And last year, I got a stress fracture in my left foot and two weeks later stepped on a nail with the right foot.

Yummy food I make: Zucchini Bread, Sugar Cookies and Asian-inspired salmon. Not all together though.

Zodiac sign: I'm a Pisces.

Monday, February 14, 2005

Hitch: Movie Review

My boyfriend took me to see Hitch on Sunday as part of Valentine festivities. I do have to say two thumbs up.

Basic story of movie: Hitch (Will Smith) helps clumsy, awkward guys smooth out their approaches to women. Basically he teaches them to listen, pay attention to what women want, etc. Albert (Kevin James) is a CPA in love with an heiress. And he is just so awkward that it's hilarious. So, Hitch helps him. Meanwhile, a gossip columnist starts looking into the "Date Doctor."

My take on it: Basically Kevin James and Will Smith are hilarious. I totally enjoyed them both. I laughed a lot. I wasn't a big fan of Will's love interest in the movie. For some reason, I always think of him being attracted to African-American women and this women is Hispanic. So, I didn't really get the chemistry of two of them. And near the mid-point, it became a bit sappy and a scene with Will and the columnist just seems out of place with the movie. Overall, this movie captures the craziness and unpredictability of love.

My boyfriend and I both enjoyed it. We highly recommend it as a date movie.

Friday, February 11, 2005

Which Disney Princess are you?

The amazingly strange stuff on the internet. Thanks, Amy.

Take the quiz: "What Disney Princess Are You?"

You can swim, flip, dive and be one with fish...WHY DO YOU WANT MORE?

Hmmm.... I actually thought I would be Belle. I did get a couple of points in that direction. One of my co-workers actually calls me Belle because I've always got a book. And while I don't sing with sheep or dance on the fountain, I do like to walk and read.

So why Ariel? I think having a big family and red hair. I would be interested to know what my favorite color and the status of my virginity (or lack thereof) has to do with any of these characters.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Childhood Religious Experiences - My Story of Getting Out of Hell.

I didn't want to leave too long a comment on Tara's blog One Of Many Blessings: An Odd Behavior That Never Left Me Even When Childhood Did, so I am putting my story here. Basically, Tara talked about her childhood experience with religion and how her parents exposed to her to several faiths.

My parents were Southern Baptist. My mother finally let me quit going to services when I was 12. Besides the zillions of things I disagreed with the church about, I finally just reached a point that I couldn't take it anymore.

I remember it well. The preacher was talking about gambling, including buying lottery tickets, was a sin. My grandparents (the holiest people I know) buy them. I was just pissed at that point. I wanted to just walk out. My mother leaned over, put her hand on my knee, and whispered, "You are not to move until this service is over." I swear I've never heard her sound more serious.

After that day, I was never forced to attend again. In fact, my sisters and my father quit going about the same time.

And now, when I go home to Indiana where my folks live, I am surrounded by Southern Baptists. I try to not get into too many discussions with them. It only leads to trouble.

I do enjoy shocking them a bit. I was talking with some cousins my age a few years ago. They asked what I did the prior weekend. I told them I went to the local gay bar with the groups of gay guys I hang out with. The look on their faces -- Gay Bar? You? What? --- Priceless. Then they asked if I was afraid someone would think I was a lesbian. I looked them dead in the eye and said "Why would anyone think that?" They just started shuffling in their seats.

Ahhh -- victory -- they shut up

40 Questions - What You May Not Know

I got this from Amy and Tara. I'm still getting a feel for this blogging.

3. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Nothing, but the heat running in the office
4. DEAD OR ALIVE, NAME THREE PEOPLE YOU WOULD LOVE TO MEET: Julia Roberts and my boyfriend's family
5. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Blueberry Nutrigrain Bar
7. HOW IS THE WEATHER RIGHT NOW? Decent - 40s/50s F
10. SHOES YOU LOVE TO WEAR: Tall boots with chunky heels
11. HOW ARE YOU TODAY? A bit tired
13. FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK? Strawberry Margarita
16. EYE COLOR? Blue
19. TOP 5 FAVORITE FOODS: Schnitzel, European Chocolate Ice Cream, Hot Tamales, strawberries, cubed potatoes w/ butter (my dad's favorite)
21. TOP 3 PET PEEVES: Stupid people, Close-minded people, bad drivers
23. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS BETTER? Happy endings give me hope.
24. WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER, FALL? Fall and Spring. It's all about color
25. HUGS OR KISSES? Kisses from the boyfriend, hugs everyone else
28. THREE ANIMALS YOU WANT TO OWN. Saint Bernard, Norwegian Forest Cat, Maine Coon Cat
29. NAME 4 PLACES YOU HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO VISIT: Niagara Falls, Grand Canyon, Ireland, Australia
30. FIRST CONCERT YOU EVER WENT TO? It was one of those boy bands -- I don't even remember which one.
31. LIVING ARRANGEMENTS? Two bedroom, one bath duplex with roommate
32. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Junk romance novel, "Losing America" and the Washington Post (not a book, but I read it religiously)
33. WHAT IS ON YOUR SCREEN SAVER AT HOME? No computer at home
34. FAVORITE CARTOON? Jimmy Neutron (with the nephew)
35. FAVORITE SMELLS: Abercrombie & Fitch Woods (it melts me every time)
36. SMELLS YOU HATE: Cigarette smoke (I just quit)
37. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING? Duchess, my cat. She's always ready to be fed -- usually meowing loudly at me.
38. FAVORITE THING YOU LIKE ABOUT THE SINGLE LIFE: Being able to sit around in pajamas, eat ice cream, and talk on the phone all night
39. HOW DO YOU EAT AN OREO? Nibble -- savoring it because I haven't had one in a year or so
40. WHO IS MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND TO THIS BLOG? No idea. None of my friends or family know about my blog, so who knows?

Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Day 11 - Of Quitting Smoking

I can't believe it's Day 11 already. I've been doing pretty good so far.

I did slip up and smoke 2 on Saturday night. But, in my defense, I had just been to a wedding. And as you may or may not realize, those things are horribly emotional for single, 30-year-old women. I was just feeling so overwhelmed. And I did stop with 2. So, that was good.

I've had few cravings. Most of it seems to be just linked to what I am used to doing. For example, for the first week, every time I got in the card, I was patting my pockets looking for a pack. It was part of my ritual - I smoked in the car. This week, I have stopped doing that.

I can tell my body is starting to kick out all the crap in my system. I have a bit of phlemy cough which is gross. I also can smell cigarette smoke everywhere. So, the body is adapting.

I don't think I could do it without the patch and the Zyban. Zyban takes the edge off, but also makes it difficult to be in a bad mood about anything. It is kind of nice to just be in a better mood all the time. It seems to help with my annoyance at work, too. It is so powerful that I can definitely tell when it's time for my next dosage. The patch is helping, too. I am definitely not craving the nicotine any more.

I am going to make it. I have to.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Have you done this?

I thought these were amusing. I borrowed them from Amy.

BOLD means I did it.

01. Dyed your hair
02. Been a DJ
03. Climbed a mountain
04. Been arrested
05. Fired a rifle, shotgun, or pistol
06. Held a tarantula.
07. Taken a candlelit bath with someone
08. Said "I love you" and meant it
09. Taught yourself an art from scratch
10. Done a striptease
11. Bungee jumped
12. Had a booth at a street fair
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long, and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
18. Grown and eaten my own vegetables
19. Touched an iceberg
20. Slept under the stars
21. Changed a baby's diaper
22. Taken a trip in a hot air balloon
23. Watched a meteor shower
24. Had to put someone you love into hospice care (nursing home, actually)
25. Had a body part of yours below the neck pierced
26. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
27. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
28. Had a food fight
29. Built your own PC from parts
30. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
31. Asked out a stranger
32. Had a snowball fight
33. Photocopied your bottom on the office photocopier
34. Screamed as loudly as you possibly can
35. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
36. Enacted a favorite fantasy
37. Taken a midnight skinny dip
38. Taken an ice cold bath
39. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
40. Seen a total eclipse
41. Rode on a roller coaster
42. Hit a home run
43. Rode on a motorcycle
44. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
45. Adopted an accent for an entire day
46. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
47. Eaten mushrooms that were gathered in the wild
48. Rode a horse
49. Had major surgery (do knees count?)
50. Loved your job for all accounts
51. Taken care of someone who was sh*t faced
52. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
53. Had amazing friends
54. Killed and prepared an animal for eating (if fish count)
55. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
56. Stolen a sign
57. Backpacked in Europe
58. Taken a road-trip
59. Rock climbing
60. Selected one "important" author who you missed in school, and read
61. Midnight walk on the beach
62. Sky diving
63. Changed your name
64. Been heartbroken longer then you were actually in love
65. In a restaurant, sat at a stranger's table and had a meal with them
66. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
67. Benchpressed your own weight
68. Milked a cow
69. Alphabetized your records
70. Pretended to be a superhero
71. Sung karaoke
72. Lounged around in bed all day
73. Posed nude in front of strangers
74. Scuba diving
75. Got it on to "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye
76. Kissed in the rain
77. Played in the mud
78. Played in the rain
79. Gone to a drive-in theater
80. Done something you should regret, but don't regret it.
81. Parasailed
82. Discovered that someone who's not supposed to have known about your blog has discovered your blog
83. Skipped all your school reunions
84. Started a business
85. Dined in a restaurant and stolen silverware, plates, cups because your apartment needed them
86. ...and gotten 86'ed from the restaurant because you did it so many times, they figured out it was you
87. Taken a martial arts class
88. Swordfought for the honor of a woman
89. Written your own computer language
90. Gotten married
91. Been in a movie
92. Crashed a party
93. Loved someone you shouldn't have
94. Kissed someone so passionately it made them dizzy
95. Gotten divorced
96. Had sex at the office
97. Gone without food for 5 days
98. Made cookies from scratch
99. Won first prize in a costume contest
100. Rode a gondola
101. Gotten a tattoo
102. Found that the texture of some materials can turn you on
103. Rafted the Snake River
104. Found out someone was going to dump you via Blogger
105. Got flowers for no reason
106. Masturbated in a public place
107. Got so drunk you don't remember anything!
108. Gone back to school
109. Performed on stage
110. Been to Las Vegas
111. Recorded music
112. Eaten shark
113. Had a one-night stand
114. Gotten someone fired for their actions
115. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
116. Bought a house
117. Been in a combat zone
118. Buried one/both of your parents
119. Shaved or waxed your pubic hair off
120. Been on a cruise ship
121. Spoken more than one language fluently
122. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
123. Bounced a check
124. Had your picture in the newspaper
125. Read - and understood - your credit report
126. Raised children
127. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
128. Eaten kangaroo meat
129. Been a sperm or egg donor
130. Eaten sushi
131. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
132. Called or written your Congress person
133. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
134. Slept for more than 30 hours over the course of 48 hours
135. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
136. Sang loudly in the car, and didn't stop when you knew someone was looking
138. Had plastic surgery
139. Survived an accident that you shouldn't have survived
140. Wrote articles for a large publication
141. Lost over 100 pounds at one time
142. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
143. Piloted an airplane
144. Petted a stingray
145. Broken someone's heart
146. Helped an animal give birth
147. Been fired or laid off from a job
148. Won money on a T.V. game show
149. Broken a bone
150. Had sex on a moving train

Thursday, February 03, 2005

He likes me!

Last night on the phone, J and I were talking about us and our relationship. He's not a big fan on talking about the emotional stuff, so I try not to drive him crazy with it.

I did find out that he tells his friends that we're dating. And that he's busy because he is putting in Corona Time. Isn't that sweet? And then he said he likes me. He likes me!! I am such a pushover. He says he likes me and I'm gushing like a teenager. I don't care. It makes me smile. I'm smiling now just thinking of it.

Men are such strange creatures, especially this one. But, there is something that makes me stay. I'm not sure what it is right now, but I love spending time with him. I'm trying not to overanalyze it. But, he's growing on me.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005

Sometimes I don't want kids.

I know you may have seen this, but I can't resist. This video is exactly why some people should not have kids.

Sometimes I want kids, sometimes not. I get stressed about taking care of the cat. I can't imagine how high strung I would be about kids.


Entertaining and Informational - Who knew?

If you haven't been paying attention to the news, you may not have heard about the Harvard Project Implicit - the Implicit Association Test. Basically, they believe that people don't always speak their minds or even know their own minds. Try it out. I signed up to be a part of the research and have participated in four studies already. I found it to be fascinating. Not of the results were earth shattering news, but still quite interesting.

The first focused on racial bias. I showed a slight preference for whites. It is natural for me to have a bias towards people like myself. It has a sociological basis. It has become ingrained in our self conscious because back in the hunter/gatherer era man had to protect his tribe in order to survive. It was so important that it became part of our sociological make-up. Of course, since I am white, I am part of the majority in the U.S., which not matter what or how hard I try will be a part of me. I should not have to be embarrassed by this preference, but somehow I am. A lot of years of diversity training and my upbringing as a military dependent are probably kicking in.

Second test focused on a preference for Wrinkles versus Plastic Surgery. My results are inconclusive, which doesn't surprise me either. My friends and I have been talking about having a breast lift done in about 9 years. We figure at 40 years old, we are going to need the help keeping things where they should be. Just yesterday, one of my colleagues and I were discussing childbirth. Both of us are unmarried and not looking at having kids until we are at least 35. So, we're a bit concerned about what it will do to our bodies. I was telling her that I read you can get a tummy tuck at the time that you give birth. I thought it was a great idea. However, I am opposed to those Extreme Makeover shows. Those people are sliced and diced so much that I think part of who they are gets lost in the changes. I also don't mind the wrinkles. I feel I've earned them and I don't really care if I get more. Of course, right now I have few at 30, almost 31, years old.

Third test focuses on a preference for public versus private life. I showed a slight preference for a private life. I figured that as I feel I am constant struggle to maintain any privacy. I hate the grocery store cards that track my every purchase. I dislike having to constantly release my personal information. When I was growing up, privacy did not exist in our house. We had four kids in my family and usually only four bedrooms. So, someone always had to share. My family has no idea why I don't share every bit of my life with them. They are incredibly nosy people.

And the final test I took today focused on a preference for the East Coast versus the West Coast. Since I've only lived on the East Coast and never in the West, it wasn't shocking that I showed a strong preference for the East Coast. I like this coast. Sure, it's a bit more formal than the west coast, but I like the changing of the seasons and the attitude that accompanies it.

I hope you all try it. It's fascinating. I know I'll be back for more.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Day 3 of Not Smoking

Well, it's day 3. Now, it would seem that this is going to be a wild ride. I'm on the Zyban and I've been wearing the patch. However, my moods are all over the place. I feel like crying one minute and am laughing hysterically the next. I'm tired, but I can't sleep. The first night, I dreamt of smoking and old friends. Last night, I dreamt of romance and smoking.

This sucks. The weird thing is sometimes I want a cigarette, but never when I smell one. When I smell one, I feel like throwing up. So, I'm all out of whack.

My boyfriend is being supportive. At least, as supportive as a guy can be who has no idea how to express any emotion what-so-ever. I need to keep busy. Tonight I have errands to run and then I'll be home.

Oh and it's been a week since I've had a refrigerator. I just want to shake my head in frustration.