so [ profile] charliesmum did a Shag, Marry, Cliff meme and I said, "sure, why not!"

Then she threw me a curve. )

So comment if you want to be tagged for some inexplicable reason.

Your result for The Social Persona Test (What kind of man/woman are you?)...

The Frat Boy (NLAM)

Normal Liberal Alpha Male

Let's get it out of the way: You can be a giant douche sometimes. Not that this is intentional. Despite some hedonistic tendancies, you are quite well meaning, and will try and help out peers you see as socially impaired. Just keep in mind that this help is not always needed, and that, believe it or not, there is more to life than having a good time.

When dating, stay away from Beta Females; I know you don't mean to break their hearts, but it will happen. Look for the types you don't normally go for, as they will make a better match in the long run.

You are more NORMAL than QUIRKY.

You are more LIBERAL than TRADITIONAL.

You are more DOMINANT than PASSIVE.

When picking a date, consider: The Rarity (QTAF), The Renaissance Faire Wench (QLAF), or The FemiNazi (NLAF).

Avoid: Any Beta Females

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yet another 20 questions meme )
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Your Result: Dedicated Reader

You are always trying to find the time to get back to your book. You are convinced that the world would be a much better place if only everyone read more.

Literate Good Citizen
Obsessive-Compulsive Bookworm
Book Snob
Fad Reader
What Kind of Reader Are You?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz


Oct. 29th, 2008 09:11 am
from [ profile] meepkitty

Copy this sentence into your livejournal if you're in a heterosexual marriage, and you don't want it "protected" by the bigots who think that gay marriage hurts it somehow.

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Simple, Progressive, and Sensual

9 Ukiyo-e, 0 Islamic, 0 Impressionist, -3 Cubist, -17 Abstract and -1 Renaissance!

Ukiyo-e (浮世絵, Ukiyo-e), "pictures of the floating world", is a genre of Japaneseand paintings produced between the 17th and the 20th centuries. it mostly featured landscapes, historic tales, theatre, and pleasure. Ukiyo is a rather impetuous urban culture that has bloomed in popularity. Although the Japanese were more strict and had many prohibitions it did not affect the rising merchant class and therefore became a floating art form that did not bind itself to the normal ideals of society.

People that chose Ukiyo-e art tend to be more simplistic yet elegant. They don't care much about new style but are comfortable in creating their own. They like the idea of living for the moment and enjoy giving and receiving pleasure. They may be more agreeable than other people and do not like to argue. They do not mind following traditions but are not afraid to move forward to experience other ideas in life. They tend to enjoy nature and the outdoors. They do not mind being more adventurous in their sexual experiences. They enjoy being popular and like being noticed. They have their own unique style of dress and of presenting themselves. They may also tend to be more business oriented or at the very least interested in money making adventures. They might make good entrepreneurs. They are progressive and adaptable.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

Your result for The Doctor Who Companion Test...

The Brigadier

You are The Brigadier. Strong, Intelligent and generally friendly, you are a loyal ally to have around. No matter how many incarnations the Doctor goes through, there you are, showing up in the nick of time! You have years of experience, a solid brain on your shoulder, and a positive outlook. When trouble comes...

...You march right into it. Which is really your biggest achilles heel. Your penchant to approach every problem from the completely bureaucratic angle leads you to get stuck in unfortunate circumstances all the time, leaving The Doctor to come and clean up your mess. Oh, well - some people never learn.

Take The Doctor Who Companion Test at HelloQuizzy

Can you tell it's a slow morning at work? I responded to [ profile] morgeil on this one and never gave my response. Here it is

Comment on this post. I will choose seven interests from your profile and you will explain what they mean and why you are interested in them. Post this along with your answers in your own journal so others can play along.

[ profile] morgeil asked about the following:

anime - Shockingly, this actually predates [ profile] darkwingjhu. My first memories of anime, though I didn't have that term or even japanimation in my head at the time, were waking up early on mornings in the late 70s to catch Star Blazers. From there I moved on to Tranzor Z, Voltron, and Robotech. The first time I caught something really thinking the term anime was probably Fist of the North Star in High School. Nowadays my wife, who was hooked by [ profile] darkwingjhu, and I watch a lot of serials. Currently we're watching Black Cat and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

blues music - A small part of this came from my parents, but, perhaps like all children of my generation, my primary interest in blues music came from The Blues Brothers. It introduced me to many famous artists from blues' history and my collection has extended both backwards and forwards as I love just sitting there and listening.

roleplaying games - Let's see, I played my first RPG of Dungeons & Dragons when I was.. oh.. eight or nine maybe. I created a halfling (it's a class dammit!) named Hasscotch. But to be honest, I didn't really get into RPGing until I came to college and joined HopSFA.

gilmore girls - Despite their incorrect spelling, they do share my last name and I love witty banter. This series contains one of my favorite lines ever, which I'll paraphrase, "It was just like the first twenty-five minutes of Saving Private Ryan, except they got to go to France!"

freedom of speech - I picked this one up during one of the LJ censorship flaps. But if you're going to ask me which one, I can't recall. Obviously though, I support freedom of (truthful) speech.

tilly and the wall They're a band I heard about on NPR that doesn't have a percussionist. Well aside from the tap dancer. Lots of fun

kungfu - Aside from the films that my wife and I enjoy, during the early 2000s my wife and I joined a wushu school here called Jow Ga Kung Fu. The sifu is a former marine/now county police officer and a great guy who concentrates more on teaching than on selling tests or belts for advancement. It was a great way to keep fit before we had Matthew.

Book Meme

Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:29 am
10 Favourites

1. Favourite Book? The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
2. Favourite Author? Ever - Isaac Asimov, Currently - Jim Butcher
3. Favourite Genre? Sci-Fi with a Political/Ethical/Moral bent
4. Favourite series of books? At the moment it's Codex Alera
5. Favourite Illustrator? Does John Romita, Jr. count?
6. Favourite book from when you were little? Bartholomew and the Oobleck with honorable mentions for Goodnight Moon and Hippos Go Berserk
7. Favourite Hero? Doctor Who
8. Favourite Villain? Sauron
9. Favourite couple? Harry Dresden and Bob the Skull
10. Favourite Character? Leto II

5 Lasts

1. Last book you bought? We bought some books for Matt for his birthday, including Transformers: Attack of the Dinobots
2. Last book you were given? Three Cups of Tea
3. Last book you pre-ordered? Princeps' Fury
4. Last book you loved? Three Cups of Tea
5. Last book you hated? Cryptonomicon

3 dos

1.Do you read part of your current book every day? Yep
2. Do you stick to one genre of books or do you jump around? I try to jump around. Right now I tend to read a little more fantasy than I do other stuff
3. Do you review all the books you read on LJ? Nope, though thanks to [ profile] reboehme I've started using Goodreads

1 If
1. If you were stuck on a desert island and could only take one book with you, which book would you choose? Uhm.. Survive on a Desert Island...
As evidenced by Katie Couric, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) For those who see this on your f-list, take the meme to your OWN lj to spread the fun.

One I haven't seen yet is Marbury vs Madison, which established the precedent of judicial review.

Quoting the wikipedia entry for the details:

This case resulted from a petition to the Supreme Court by William Marbury, who had been appointed as Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia by President John Adams shortly before leaving office, but whose commission was not delivered as required by John Marshall, Adams' Secretary of State. When Thomas Jefferson assumed office, he ordered the new Secretary of State, James Madison, to withhold Marbury's and several other men's commissions. Being unable to assume the appointed offices without the commission documents, Marbury and three others petitioned the Court to force Madison to deliver the commission to Marbury. The Supreme Court denied Marbury's petition, holding that the statute upon which he based his claim was unconstitutional.


Sep. 19th, 2008 01:31 pm
Got this one from [ profile] hjude44

Why is it six questions? Shouldn't it be four?

A) Four places that I go to over and over:  Work, the Great Harvest Bread Company, The Light Rail Stop, My son's daycare

B) Four people who e-mail me (regularly):  Let's see. Mr. Hall, Angela, My Fantasy Football Friends..

C) Four of my favourite places to eat:  At home, Benihana, the Frisco Grille, Old Fashioned Ice Cream

D) Other places I would rather be right now: Bilbao, Spain; Barbados; At home; not at work

E) Four people I think will respond: uh.. uh.. [ profile] drewshi, [ profile] melissasue1983, [ profile] marag, uh.. [ profile] colorwhirl

F) Four TV shows I watch: Doctor Who, House, Chuck, Torchwood

Your result for The Greek Mythology Personality Test...


67% Extroversion, 87% Intuition, 56% Emotiveness, 81% Perceptiveness

Funloving, talkative, flamboyant, social... you are most like Aphrodite. You love parties, people, fashion, and sex. You're impulsive, inconcise, and you find crowds and parties to be energizing. You're optimistic, upbeat, and frequently irrational. You hate structure and routine, and you don't like know-it-alls. You're not really a "big picture" person, however, and might not always assess the consequences of your actions before taking them. You do have a very strong hedonistic streak, though, and this gives you a magnetic personality. You dislike people who think too much.

Like Dionysus, you classify your life as a search for meaning and, when things go wrong, you can become manipulative. To others, you can often seem directionless and impulsive, but you make sure that everything that you do is in line with your strong, internally motivated set of moral guidelines. Your funloving streak, although your greatest asset, can sometimes prevent you from realizing goals or staying on task. As accepting as you are of other people, you have a great need to be accepted yourself, and this can sometimes lead to an overdemonstration of affection and insincerity on your part.

Famous People like you: Elvis, Eva Gabor, Paris Hilton, Elizabeth Taylor

Stay away from: Atlas, Prometheus, The Oracle, Daedalus, and Hermes.

Seek out: Pan, Dionysus, Apollo

Take The Greek Mythology Personality Test at HelloQuizzy

LiveJournal Username
The name of the movie
Background Music
Political Outlook
Mood of Ending
Has a hilarious-looking afroed_zeppelin
Appears mostly for a gratuitous sex scenemcmahan
Feels it necessary to wear aviator sunglassescharliesmum
Plays a minority in a way modern viewers find racistdrewshi
Utters the catchphrase that will remain in American pop culturesplat763
Comic relief435
Cult Classic?True
Most repeated phrase on DVD commentary trackCould we stop talking about the one time we milked a goat on the set?
This Fun Quiz created by Akhmed at BlogQuiz.Net

1. How has LJ changed your life?
Well I've become acquainted with (though not actually met) a number of people whom I never would have without it. Also, it feels good to be in the middle of the spectrum in parenting where I'm able to receive advice from those who are more experienced (e.g. [ profile] drewshi) and share my experiences those who are considering or have just become parents (e.g. [ profile] maia_maus

2. What time is your bedtime?
Somewhere between 10:30 and 11:30

3. What are you doing this weekend?
Watching Doctor Who, getting my car serviced, going to see a minor league baseball game, church, and the usual errands

4. What is the city of your dreams and why?
Bilbao, Spain - I went there in 2000 and fell in love (with the city)

6. What is one of your favourite words?
Anyway - I always use it as a segue. Hmm.. maybe segue should be the word, anyway...

7. Are you a manager?
System - yes, people - not officially

8. What's a weird thing you like that you don't think other people like particularly much?
Actively following politics and policy development

9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
My dog died a few weeks back and the government has passed a raft of bad bills of late

10. What is your best quality?
Patience.. I think...

11. Name up to five things you are avoiding.
1. Work
2. Cleaning my (home) desk
3. Figuring out what I'm going to do with my career
4. Revising my CV
5. Figuring out what the fifth thing is

12. Share a simple recipe.
Uhm.. I'll use my sister-in-law's husband's mother's (what's that make us? - Nothing!) recipe she gave us in our engagement party cookbook - Call the local Chinese Restaurant

13. What have you given up recently?
Figuring out the fifth answer to question 11

14. What are you reading at the moment?
Lincoln (a biography of said President), uhm.. a Fantasy Football Magazine, other people's LJs, some blogs...

15. What would you do if you won the lottery?
Aside from the usual setting up a college fund for Matt, taking care of some friends and relatives, I'd go back to school for some really useless degree that I could ply into a job appearing in those History Channel programs. Either that or consider running for public office. Oh and probably buy my wife an Aston Martin

16. How many children do you want to have, if any?
Two would be nice, the one we have is sufficient though.

17. What question do you want to know the answer to?
What do I want to do with my life?

18. What is one of your favourite indulgences?
I'm rather fond of sex.

19. Would you have 100% safe sex with a stranger for £10,000,000?
Not without talking it over with my wife.

20. What is one of your happiest memories from the past week?
Having my son try to bribe me to get out of trouble. (It's amusing in hindsight!)

I tag everyone who wants to fill this out.

Time to go. Yay summer hours!
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I agree!

Apr. 17th, 2008 08:08 am
Somewhat strange memage nicked from [ profile] drewshi

Your Slogan Should Be

Better with Jeffxandra on It!

Xandrapolis was founded. Please come visit this great new venture of our lifetime.

Which Discworld Character are you like (with pics)
created with
You scored as Commander Samuel Vimes

You are Samuel Vimes! Captain of Ankh-Morpork’s city Watch! You are a knight, married to the very wealthy, noble lady Sybil Ramkin. You often walk the streets at night, and are able to tell where you are by the feel of the cobbles under your boots. You always do what is right – that is, what needs to be done – to keep the city safe, even when it seems bad.

Commander Samuel Vimes


Carrot Ironfounderson


Gytha (Nanny) Ogg




The Librarian




Lord Havelock Vetinari


Cohen The Barbarian




Esmerelda (Granny) Weatherwax


Take that!

Dec. 6th, 2007 08:53 am
Not my best typing morning, but them I'm sore from falling while shoveling my driveway last night

nicked from [ profile] iridium_wolf

Reply and I'll :

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ. (This is, of course, optional.)
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