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Tuesday, December 1st, 2009
12:43 pm
Just a quick check in. I made it through Thanksgiving. Beyond that, the jury is still out.

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Friday, October 30th, 2009
8:15 am
Just a quick check in. I'm not by here all that often these days. I'm mainly on my FB page.

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Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
10:53 pm - Whodathunkit...


Your result for Which Were Animal Would You Be? Test...

You are a Were-Wolf!

60% wolf, 30% rat, 20% horse, 60% tiger, 50% leopard, 60% fox and 10% bear!

Wolves are predators, but unlike many predators they are also pack animals. Legend has them as being the original were animal.


Wolves are very expressive. They have distinct faces they make that are easily read to show what they are thinking or feeling. They use facial and body language as well as yips and yowls to communicate exactly what they want.


Wolves are dedicated to their mates. They will groom each other, travel together, and sleep side by side. They also join their scents so that other wolves know that they are taken. Wolves in a pack protect one another.


As a were-wolf you will be on the hunt for as many as 20 miles, but you won't have to hunt alone.



Take Which Were Animal Would You Be? Test
at HelloQuizzy

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Sunday, January 25th, 2009
8:38 am - Happy Haggis Day To All!!!
While we cannot claim him for the SCA, pray take a moment to raise a
dram and remember wee scribbling Rabbie, the man who immortalized
haggis to the literary world.

1759 -- Bard of Caledonia, Scottish poet Robert Burns lives.

Burns gathered fragmentary songgs & legends &
transmuted them into something more wonderful &
more socially powerful than the originals...

And now, the poem:

"Address to a Haggis"

Fair fa' your honest, sonsie face,
Great chieftain o' the puddin-race!
Aboon them a' ye tak your place,
Painch, tripe, or thairm:
Weel are ye wordy o' a grace
As lang's my arm.


(sonsie = cheeky)

(aboon = above)
(painch = stomach, thairm = intestine)

The groaning trencher there ye fill,
Your hurdies like a distant hill,
Your pin wad help to mend a mill
In time o' need,
While thro' your pores the dews distil
Like amber bead.



(hurdies = hips)

His knife see rustic Labour dicht,
An' cut you up wi' ready slicht,
Trenching your gushing entrails bricht,
Like ony ditch;
And then, O what a glorious sicht,
Warm-reekin, rich!


(dicht = wipe, here with the idea of sharpening)
(slicht = skill)



(reeking = steaming)

Then, horn for horn, they stretch an' strive:
Deil tak the hindmaist! on they drive,
Till a' their weel-swall'd kytes belyve,
Are bent like drums;
Then auld Guidman, maist like to rive,
"Bethankit" hums.



(deil = devil)
(swall'd=swollen, kytes = bellies,
belyve = soon)
(rive = tear, ie burst)

Is there that o're his French ragout
Or olio that wad staw a sow,
Or fricassee wad mak her spew
Wi' perfect scunner,
Looks down wi' sneering, scornfu' view
On sic a dinner?



(olio = olive oil, staw = make sick)

(scunner = repugnance)

Poor devil! see him ower his trash,
As feckless as a wither'd rash,
His spindle shank, a guid whip-lash,
His nieve a nit;
Thro' bloody flood or field to dash,
O how unfit!





(nieve = fist, nit = louse's egg, ie. tiny)

But mark the Rustic, haggis fed,
The trembling earth resounds his tread.
Clap in his wallie nieve a blade,
He'll mak it whistle;
An' legs an' arms, an' heads will sned,
Like taps o' thristle.




(wallie = mighty, nieve = fist)

(sned = cut off)
(thristle = thistle)

Ye Pow'rs wha mak mankind your care,
And dish them out their bill o' fare,
Auld Scotland wants nae skinkin ware
That jaups in luggies;
But, if ye wish her gratefu' prayer,
Gie her a haggis!

*****

And for those of you hitherto bereft of that literary reference,

he also wrote "Auld Lang Syne"...;-}

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Sunday, January 18th, 2009
9:44 am - What is my Egyptian 'Zodiac' sign, you ask?
Well here it is. Just remember in most circumstances you'd need to be dead to know all this...;-}




Anubis



Clever, fatalist, deep. Sympathetic, generous, loving and perseverant in proving their view point

Colors: male: sienna, female: crimson
Compatible Signs:
Bastet, Isis
Dates:
May 8 - May 27, Jun 29 - Jul 13

Role: God of death and mummification
Appearance:
Jackal or a jackal-headed man
Sacred animals:
jackal


What is Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?
Designed by CyberWarlock of Warlock's Quizzles and Quandaries





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Tuesday, December 9th, 2008
11:16 am - Well, 'IA!', Y'all...
Which creature of the night are you?
Your Result: Cthulu Spawn
 

You are really an alien thing, aren't you? I can't describe you because you are beyond. We say "left field" and you say "Krn Grth Thchrang." You are the wild card of the bunch, the unknown quantity

Werewolf
 
Sorceror
 
Demon
 
Vampire
 
Incubus/Succubus
 
Ghost
 
Which creature of the night are you?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

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Wednesday, November 26th, 2008
6:52 am - Not that I really worry: I still have the only thumbs and they can't operate the can-opener...
Is your cat plotting to kill you?

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Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
8:51 pm - Oh, my...when Berlin hears of this...
You are a

Social Liberal
(61% permissive)

and an...

Economic Conservative
(65% permissive)

You are best described as a:

Centrist




Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
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Friday, September 19th, 2008
11:49 am - Hmmm.
I could survive for 1 minute, 16 seconds chained to a bunk bed with a velociraptor

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Monday, September 15th, 2008
11:12 am - Make it so. (Cribbed from Singedcat)
Your results:
You are Jean-Luc Picard
Jean-Luc Picard
75%
Will Riker
70%
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
65%
Deanna Troi
55%
James T. Kirk (Captain)
50%
Chekov
50%
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
45%
Geordi LaForge
45%
Worf
45%
Spock
40%
Uhura
35%
Mr. Sulu
20%
Data
20%
Mr. Scott
15%
Beverly Crusher
15%
A lover of Shakespeare and other
fine literature. You have a decisive mind
and a firm hand in dealing with others.


Click here to take the Star Trek Personality Test

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Friday, September 12th, 2008
7:04 am - Been there, done that...the t-shirt didn't fit.

Your result for Reincarnation Placement Exam...

Dante's Inferno


Ooh! Bad luck, old chap.



We nearly put you into the Pleasure Dome of Kublai Khan. You missed it by *that* much. Remember, you were graded on a curve, so somebody else nudged you out of that slot.



According to your answers you can handle the crowds, chaos and complications of your new home. You may even find it a bit romantic, in a twisted way. But you don't indicate much ardor for civilization, nor for the folks who build it -- your fellow man. Nor do you seem to care for your fellow man's love of life, spirituality, pleasure and... just plain fun.



So, this is the only place we could really fit you in. Welcome to Hell. We hope that before you arrived, you took advantage of our special, limited-time offer to spend three weeks in Miami Beach. But... that's all over, now.



I know it's crowded, but there's no use complaining. At least it's warm. Here's a shovel. Get to work.

Take Reincarnation Placement Exam at HelloQuizzy

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Monday, August 25th, 2008
4:39 pm - Shanghai'd from Scyllacat...


The Part of You That No One Sees



You are powerful, passionate, and dominant.

You have a vision of how things should be, and you do your best to make things happen.

People rely on you for your strength. You are a rock to many.



Underneath it all, you aren't so sure about your passions.

So many ideas spark your interest, it is hard for you to get behind a select few.

However, you see indecision as a sign of weakness. So you pursue your goals full force - no matter how foolish they turn out to be.

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Friday, August 15th, 2008
11:32 pm

Your result for The Ultimate TRUE IRISH Test...

Finn MacCool


I am honored to be in your presence. You know your stuff. You are Irish in your heart. You probably talk like an Irish person after a few pints. You sing the rebel songs. You drink, and probably bleed Guinness. You may have even been interned in British Prisions. You impress (or annoy) all your friends with your vast Irish knowledge. If you are a female, I am in love. If you are a male, we are brothers. We should have a pint.

Please don't forget to rate my test...

Take The Ultimate TRUE IRISH Test at HelloQuizzy

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Friday, August 1st, 2008
5:23 pm - Hero....Schmero....Who says I'm on the side of Good?

Your result for The Marvel or DC Test...

Crisis!


You are a well-balanced hero that would be a good fit in either universe. Much like the Dark Knight in the bright, sunny DC universe, or Doctor Strange in the technologically-advanced Marvel Universe, you provide an interesting counterpoint to the world around you. So pick a world and start saving it!

Take The Marvel or DC Test at HelloQuizzy

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Thursday, July 24th, 2008
9:01 pm - My score was 9 out of 10...How was I to know Babbage had a knife?
BY LOOKING AT A PICTURE OF A PERSON, YOU HAVE TO DECIDE IF HE IS A COMPUTER GEEK OR A SERIAL KILLER.



GO WITH YOUR GUT FEELING AND CLICK ON YOUR CHOICE.



THERE ARE 10 PHOTOS. YOUR SCORE WILL BE GIVEN AT THE END.



The quiz is here.

http://www.malevole.com/mv/misc/killerquiz

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Saturday, July 12th, 2008
2:34 pm








Up until 1691, the 12th of July was considered the luckiest day of the year
in Irish and some other Celtic traditions.

However 0n 01 July, 1690 the William, Prince of Orange (and by his own claim
King William III of England) and his army defeated the forces of King James
II, the anointed King of England and Scotland, at the Battle of the Boyne in
Ireland
(lucky Ireland, gets to be the battlefield for a Dutch pretender trying to
keep England and Scotland). William had better artillery and James lost the
battle, fled to France and the true troubles between Catholic and
Protestants began in Ireland.

Now why, might you ask, is this important for the 12th of July? Well, in
1752 Britain switched to the Gregorian calendar from the Julian and the 1st
suddenly became the 12th. But why again, when the custom seems to have been
that the celebration 'date' stayed the same, did the 12th get the connection
and not the 1st?.

Well, here is the rest of the story:

The Williamite Wars continued for another year or so until the 12th of July,
1691 when the final decisive battle occurred at
Aughrim (also in Ireland) with the defeat of the Jacobites, the supporters
of King James. Within a few years the Protestants paid more celebratory
attention to Aughrim than the Boyne; however then came along the calendar
change and the Boyne suddenly shared the same day as the popular celebration
of the later battle.
Rather than change the day already popularly celebrated, the two battles
were joined in a single celebration by the Protestants, now called Orangemen
for the original title of Dutch William.

So there you have it. From the luckiest day in the Irish calendar 12 July
became the commemoration of the two battles that plunged it into one of its
darkest ages. Talk about the luck of the Irish...

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Thursday, July 10th, 2008
8:19 pm - Wheee---another test.

Your result for The Elemental Balance Test...

Lava

~ 33% Water ~ 63% Wind ~ 70% Earth ~ 70% Fire ~

You and me and everyone


throwing fire at the sun


Your colours are a warm orange and fiery red. You are likely energetic, ambitious, progressive and in charge of yourself. However, you may sometimes appear insensitive or flustered. Wearing a Crysocolla helps enhance tranquillity, patience, and gentleness, and thus bring you a bit closer to harmony.


In detail:


Your Ground Chakra, which is associated with the element of fire and represents our basic desires and driving force, and your Creative Chakra, which is associated with the element of </b>earth</b> and represents our need to preserve and grow, are predominant.


Your Throat Chakra, which is associated with the element of wind and represents our desire to learn and communicate, and your Heart Chakra, which is associated with the element of water and represents our sense of love and compassion are not quite as prominent.


These are the results you will get if you score highly on...


None of the four elements: Balance Wind: Gust Fire: Blaze Water: River Earth: Valley Wind & Fire: Thunder Wind & Water: Clouds Wind & Earth: Canyon Fire & Earth: Lava Fire & Water: Tornado Water & Earth: Trees Wind, Fire & Earth: Storm Wind, Fire & Water: Stars Wind, Water & Earth: Forest Fire, Water & Earth: Avalanche All four elements: Harmony

Take The Elemental Balance Test at HelloQuizzy

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2008
11:26 am - Reived from any number of folks...
Hardcore SCA Test Results: Who, me?


King's Advisor
You scored 90% hardcore SCA!

You may just be older than dirt, or a raving lunatic. You are about as involved as you could possibly be in the SCA. When you are at events you probably look like you just stepped out of a book. You're blood runs in kingdom colors, you are probably a peer, and your living room probably looks a lot like your campsite. You should probably get some help for your addiction, or see if someone will write a book about you.

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Saturday, June 28th, 2008
7:13 am - seceded from Hawkhaven
Oh, I've met a few...bless their hearts.





You Are 0% Yankee, 100% Dixie



You're completely Dixie all the way. You've possibly never even met a Yankee!

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Friday, June 20th, 2008
11:24 am - Well...so much for the validity on this one....
Evoked from Scyllacat.



What type of person do you attract?
Your Result: You attract Yuppies!

You attract the very well-dressed, job oriented type of people. They usually have their finances together, are 'middle of the road' on most topics, generally happy with the 'main-stream' of things. If it is stability you are after, these are good people to attract, if you seek adventure, it may be time for an overhaul.

You attract rednecks!
You attract geeks!
You attract artsy people!
You attract models!
You attract unstable people!
What type of person do you attract?
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