Stealing from Myspace.

I love this game.

- Put your music player on shuffle.
- Press forward for each question.
- Use the song title as the answer to the question even if they don’t make sense.

How am I feeling today? Rip it Up – Jet (Hey, it’s Monday)

Will I get far in life? Until it Sleeps – Metallica (Is that a yes?)

How do my friends see me? Sumthin’ for Nuthin’ – Motley Crue (Now, that’s not nice. Actually, I didn’t know I had this on my iPod.)

Where will I get married? Turn the Page – Metallica (Does this mean I’ll get married in a tour bus? Wow, my high school dream.)

What is my best friend’s theme song? Holiday – Jet

What is the story of my life? Cowboys From Hell – Pantera (True dat.)

What is/was high school like? Wings of the Storm – Whitesnake

How can I get ahead in life? Guilty – Gravity Kills (Actually, I gave up Guilt for Lent.)

What is the best thing about me? The Angel Song – Great White (That’s much better.)

What is today going to be like? Looks that Kill – Motley Crue (Again. It’s Monday.)

What is in store for this weekend? O.P.P. – Naughty By Nature (Oh, my.)

What song describes my parents? Save Your Love – Great White.

To describe my grandparents? Shiny Magazine – Jet

How is my life going? Nookie – Limp Bizkit (Well, now.)

What song will they play at my funeral? Lacrymose – Evanexcence

How does the world see me? Love Like Winter – AFI (That’s not very nice, either. Good song, though)

Will I have a happy life? Red Hot – Motley Crue (That’s good, right?)

What do my friends really think of me? Rockstar – Nickelback (Sweet!)

Do people secretly lust after me? Cold Hard Bitch – Jet (I guess not.)

How can I make myself happy? Rock Rock (Til You Drop) – Def Leppard (Done!)

What should I do with my life? Shoot to Thrill – AC/DC (Hm. Not a very lofty goal, is it?)

Will I ever have children? Since U Been Gone – Kelly Clarkson (Huh?)

What is some good advice for me? Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds

How will I be remembered? What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

What is my signature dancing song? Spellbound – Shark Island (ever heard of it?)

What is my current theme song? Wherever I May Roam – Metallica

What does everyone else think my current theme song is? Empire – Queensryche

What type of men/women do you like? 2x Dead – Brides of Destruction (That’s just gross.)

Anyone else wanna play?


Darken kitty

This is the newest member of our family. He and Michael had instant chemistry. We went away and talked about, then went back and adopted him. He’s wonderful. He has all his claws, but somebody taught him not to use them on furniture, etc. He uses his claw toy. He is perfectly happy with the kids and has even made friends with our other cat. He doesn’t like me very much because I am always trailed by a large, goofy dog, who thinks he is a new toy. He slept on our son’s bed last night, which tickled the boy to no end.

We got lucky with this one.

The First Step

So I emailed the graduate college for information about the MLIS program today. I figure this whole graduate school thing will be less overwhelming if I take it one step at a time. Step one is taken. It’s a small step, but hey. I feel good.

I love these stupid things.

I should mention that I got this here.

Look at the list of books below. Bold the ones you’ve read, italicize the ones you want to read, cross out the ones you won’t touch with a 10 foot pole, put a cross (+) in front of the ones on your book shelf, and asterisk (*) the ones you’ve never heard of.

1. The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)
2. +Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)
3. +To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
4. +Gone With The Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
5. +The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (Tolkien)
6. +The Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien)
7. +The Lord of the Rings: Two Towers (Tolkien)
8. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
9. Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)
10. A Fine Balance (Rohinton Mistry)
11. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Rowling)
12. Angels and Demons (Dan Brown)
13. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Rowling)
14. A Prayer for Owen Meany (John Irving)
15. Memoirs of a Geisha (Arthur Golden)
16. +Harry Potter and the Sorceror’s Stone (J.K. Rowling)
17. Fall on Your Knees(Ann-Marie MacDonald)
18. The Stand (Stephen King)
19. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban(Rowling)
20. +Jane Eyre (Charlotte Bronte)
21. +The Hobbit (Tolkien)
22. The Catcher in the Rye (J.D. Salinger)
23. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
24. The Lovely Bones (Alice Sebold)
25. Life of Pi (Yann Martel)
26. +The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
27. +Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte)
28. +The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (C. S. Lewis)
29. East of Eden (John Steinbeck)
30. Tuesdays with Morrie(Mitch Albom)
31. Dune (Frank Herbert)
32. The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)
33. Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
34. +1984 (Orwell)
35. The Mists of Avalon (Marion Zimmer Bradley)
36. The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)
37. The Power of One (Bryce Courtenay)
38. I Know This Much is True(Wally Lamb)
39. The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)
40. The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho)
41. The Clan of the Cave Bear (Jean M. Auel)
42. The Kite Runner (Khaled Hosseini)
43. Confessions of a Shopaholic (Sophie Kinsella)
44. The Five People You Meet In Heaven (Mitch Albom)
45. +Bible
46. Anna Karenina (Tolstoy)
47. +The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexandre Dumas)
48. Angela’s Ashes (Frank McCourt)
49. The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck)
50. She’s Come Undone (Wally Lamb)
51. The Poisonwood Bible (Barbara Kingsolver)
52. +A Tale of Two Cities (Dickens)
53. Ender’s Game (Orson Scott Card)
54. +Great Expectations (Dickens)
55. The Great Gatsby (Fitzgerald)
56. *The Stone Angel (Margaret Laurence)
57. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Rowling)
58. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
59. The Handmaid’s Tale (Margaret Atwood)
60. The Time Traveller’s Wife (Audrew Niffenegger)
61. Crime and Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky)
62. The Fountainhead (Ayn Rand)
63. +War and Peace (Tolstoy)
64. +Interview With The Vampire (Anne Rice)
65. *Fifth Business (Robertson Davis)
66. +One Hundred Years Of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marquez)
67. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (Ann Brashares)
68. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
69. +Les Miserables (Hugo)
70. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupery)
71. +Bridget Jones’ Diary (Fielding)
72. Love in the Time of Cholera (Marquez)
73. Shogun (James Clavell)
74. The English Patient (Michael Ondaatje)
75. The Secret Garden (Frances Hodgson Burnett)
76. *The Summer Tree (Guy Gavriel Kay)
77. +A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (Betty Smith)
78. The World According To Garp (John Irving)
79. *The Diviners (Margaret Laurence)
80. +Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)
81. *Not Wanted On The Voyage (Timothy Findley)
82. Of Mice And Men (Steinbeck)
83. +Rebecca (Daphne DuMaurier)
84. *Wizard’s First Rule (Terry Goodkind)
85. +Emma (Jane Austen)
86. +Watership Down(Richard Adams)
87. Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
88. The Stone Diaries (Carol Shields)
89. Blindness (Jose Saramago)
90. Kane and Abel (Jeffrey Archer)
91. *In The Skin Of A Lion (Ondaatje)
92. Lord of the Flies (Golding)
93. The Good Earth(Pearl S. Buck)
94. The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd)
95. The Bourne Identity (Ludlum)
96. The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton)
97. White Oleander (Janet Fitch)
98. *A Woman of Substance (Barbara Taylor Bradford)
99. The Celestine Prophecy (James Redfield)
100. Ulysses (James Joyce)

Adrienne here: Two things.

1) I don’t know how to do a crossout, so just know that there are several on the list that I have absolutely no intention of reading.

2) Just because I read a book, doesn’t mean I’m proud of it. Keep that in mind.

I hated this book.

Moby Dick
You are 62% Great Book
Moby DickAmong the greatest adventure books ever penned, you charter the development of both deeply sophisticated characters and a genuinely artistic plot. Dynamic, thrilling and gripping, you are Moby Dick – the tale of the white whale.

This book, amongst other things, explores the ideas of hidden depths. Both the ways of Moby Dick, and the ocean he lives in, are secret. You are similar, in as far as you are both deep and secretive. Nobody could ever know every inch of you, you are too big a personality. You are also destructive, prone to terrible acts of disregard for the carefully constructed personas of others. Just as the ocean often sweeps indifferently across whole coastlines of urban sprawl, so you effortlessly crush the smaller people around you. You are, however, capable of great compassion. As the ocean harbours life, carrying more gentleness in its murky depths than anywhere else, so you have a deeply kind and caring nature bubbling beneath your surface.

As Ishmael tries, in the opening pages of Moby-Dick, to offer a simple collection of literary excerpts mentioning whales, he discovers that, throughout history, the whale has taken on an incredible multiplicity of meanings. Over the course of the novel, he makes use of nearly every discipline known to man in his attempts to understand the essential nature of the whale. Each of these systems of knowledge, however, including art, taxonomy, and phrenology, fails to give an adequate account. The multiplicity of approaches that Ishmael takes, coupled with his compulsive need to assert his authority as a narrator and the frequent references to the limits of observation (men cannot see the depths of the ocean, for example), suggest that human knowledge is always limited and insufficient.

When it comes to Moby Dick, the great white whale, himself, this limitation takes on allegorical significance. The ways of Moby Dick, like those of the Christian God, are unknowable to man, and thus trying to interpret them, as Ahab does, is inevitably futile and often fatal.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on Great Book

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But I would like to point out that I am over 99% great book!

My Valentine’s Day

Michael and I decided to just bring in some Indian food for dinner to celebrate. Nothing special, but fun for us.

Well, when Mike came home last night, he brough home dinner, yes, but he also brought, flowers. Not just for me (I did get the biggest bouquet) but a smaller one for each of the kids. The Girl’s had a pink carnation in it. He also brought a bottle of wine. And a new toy for me. It’s an FM transmitter for my iPod. Now, I can listen to it in the car on my stereo! Yay!

I felt bad for all the work he put into it, since I only had flowers sent to his work.

Make mine black, kthnx.

What kind of rig should you be driving?
Your Result: Chevrolet Corvette Z06

You have an absolute need for speed! The rumble of a 427 cubic inch small-block pumping out 505hp is the only thing short of a fighter jet, that will satisfy such a desperate need. (Insert Tim Allen Grunt Here)

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Reading update.

I’ve finished a couple of books, but I don’t really feel like blogging about them. Do you ever get that way? You just don’t feel like taking the time to focus your thoughts on a book long enough to blog about it?

I finished The Rest Falls Away by Colleen Gleason. And Club Dead by Charlaine Harris. Why is it that these chick lit vampire novels always seem to have been authored be people with Harris in their last name? Just an observation. I haven’t actually tested this theory.

So now I’m reading Fluke by Christopher Moore for my offline book club, and What Should I do With My Life by Po Bronson. I’m enjoying both of them, but the Bronson book makes me reassess my life. I’m really too tired for that right now. But I can read a little at a time.

We’ve been having Electronic Trouble recently. Our Really-Awesome-Sony-DVD-Player-What-We-Had-for-Seven-Years. quit last fall. My parents gave us a DVD player they had stashed in their bedroom for about 4 years because their TV didn’t have the correct ports or something. It died last Thursday.

On Sunday I bought a new Sony DVD Player. I was so excited. The kids were so excited. Finally, they could watch a DVD and not have to choose from our limited supply of kid VHS tapes. We got home from school yesterday and I decided to hook up the DVD player myself. I’m smart. I used to hook up my stereo by myself. I can hook up my electric piano all by myself. I know which cord goes where. This should be a no-brainer and then the kids can have a DVD for their after-school quiet time.

Well, firstly, the hole in our entertainment system isn’t big enough for a plug to go through while any other cords are in it. So, before I could take remove the Crappy-DVD-Player-What-Only-Lasted-Six-Months from the entertainment center, I had to unhook 2 co-ax cables from the VCR to get them out of the hole. I very carefully put a piece of masking tape on one of the cords so I could be sure to put them back in the right spots. I yanked the plug through the hole, unhooked the RCA cables, and pulled that CDPWOLSM out of there. I unpacked the New DVD Player and carefully positioned it in the entertainment center. Then, I went to thread the plug through the tiny hole. Guess what? Plug is too big. No problem, I’ll just find an extension cord. Problem. Can’t find and extension cord. OK. I’ll just re-hook the VCR and the kids can watch a VHS tape one more time. I re-thread the co-ax cables, and very carefully plug the one with the tape into the correct place. I turn everything on and… nothing. The VCR is playing, but the TV is showing me the blue screen of death. Crap! At this point I’m nearly in tears. My fingers hurt from unscrewing and re-screwing the co-ax cables. And I feel like an idiot because I can’t even hook up a DVD player that only has 2 stinking cables!

The kids found something else to do to stay out of my way until Daddy came home. He shaved some of the plastic off the plug until it went through the hole, then he fixed the mess I’d made with the VCR. After all my hard work, I’d put the cables in the wrong holes. It took him about 15 minutes to have the stupid thing up and running.

Why couldn’t I do that! Humpf. To make myself feel better, I took first dibs on the new machine and watched Pride and Prejudice.

Jane and the Barque of Frailty by Stephanie Barron

Jane and the Barque of Frailty (Jane Austen Mysteries) This is the 9th Jane Austen mystery. I love these things. I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before.

In this one, Jane is in London preparing her first novel for publication. While she is staying with her brother, a neighbor is found dead on the steps of the London home of an Irish Lord who is very big in government. Through some deceit, Jane is accused of the murder by a Bow Street Runner. She must use all her detecting skills to find the real killer. I liked it as much as the others. Yay for Jane Austen.

That is sooo Depp!

My friend at work, Marie, and I have a small shrine to Johnny Depp in the staff workroom. A coworker told us we were not keeping up with the Grobanites (fans of Josh Groban) who have an entire vocabulary built around the singer. So, we are hard at work on our own vocabulary.

When someone is a little loopy, they are “Sparrow”

Cool things are no longer Dope. They are Depp.

We, as faithful followers of Johnny, are Depputies. We need little gold star badges or something.

Help us out. What are some more vocabulary words for our little obsession?