Monday, May 30, 2005
Have you ever?
(x) snuck out of the house
( ) gotten lost in your city
(x) seen a shooting star
(x) been to any other countries besides Canada (but only the Conch Republic… that’s Key West by the way… haha)
( ) had a serious surgery (of course they seemed pretty serious to me!)
( ) gone out in public in your pajamas (no, but I’ve drempt of being in public naked)
(x) kissed a stranger
(x) hugged a stranger
(x) been in a fist fight (does karate competition count?)
( ) been arrested
(x) laughed and had milk/coke come out of your nose (just yesterday, but it was Mojito)
(x) pushed all the buttons on an elevator
(x) swore at your parents
(x) been in love
(x) been close to love
(x) been to a casino
( ) been skydiving (been in a hot air balloon though... that was great)
(x) skinny (only in first grade… and I was tall too… and that was the last time for both)
(x) skipped school
(x) seen a therapist (marriage councellor)
(x) done the splits (again, involves karate)
( ) played spin the bottle
(x) gotten stitches
( ) drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour
(x) bitten someone
( ) been to Niagara Falls
(x) gotten the chicken pox
(x) kissed a member of the opposite sex (how about same sex??)
( ) crashed into a friend's car
( ) been to Japan
(x) ridden in a taxi
( ) been dumped
(x) shoplifted (okay… I was REAL young… and stupid)
(x) been fired
(x) had a crush on someone of the same sex
(x) had feelings for someone who didn't have them back
( ) gone on a blind date
(x) lied to a friend
(x) had a crush on a teacher (Oh my god… of course)
( ) celebrated Mardi-Gras in new Orleans (no, but I HAVE been to New Orleans)
( ) been to Europe
(x) slept with a co-worker
(x) been married
( ) gotten divorced
( ) had children
(x) seen someone die
(x) had a close friend die
( ) been to Africa
(x) driven over 400 miles in one day (on a motorcycle… I think my ass still hurts)
(x) been to US
( ) been to Mexico
( ) been to India
(x) been on a plane
(x) seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show (about a gazillion times)
( ) thrown up in a bar
( ) purposely set a part of myself on fire (oh, now this one just scares me)
(x) eaten sushi
(x) been skiing/snowboarding
(x) met someone in person from the internet
( ) lost a child
(x) gone to college/university
( ) graduated college/university
(x) fired a gun (often… just target practice though)
( ) purposely hurt yourself
(x) taken painkillers
(x) been intimate with someone of the same gender
Funny thing about the Rocky Horror Picture Show... I sang a couple of songs from it last Friday nite at Karaoke. My rendition of Sweet Transvestite was a BIG hit.
Okay... I'm gonna tag Tara, Gabby and Zube (girl, you gonna have a lot to do when you get back from Puerto Rico!)
Friday, May 27, 2005
Thursday, May 26, 2005
The Esoteric Path Test
This one is at okcupid.com
Meeting the Guru
|You have shown yourself to be open to learning and willing to look deeply into the true nature of things. At this stage of progress you will encounter your Guru, who offers surprising bits of wisdom. Does the journey end here? The Guru suggests it is really only beginning.|
"True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing. And in knowing that you know nothing, that makes you the smartest of all." - Socrates
artwork by Hans-Werner Sahm
|Link: The Esoteric Path Test written by spiral9 on Ok Cupid|
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
Spacefem.com and I found it at Lady Calliah's Other Blog.
"That's right! You and 5583 other people (out of the 47743 people who've taken this quiz) are sixties geeks. "
okay... if you say so.
|I'm A 1960s Geek|
|You're pretty quirky and weird but we know you're smart and love you anyway!|
|find your geek decade at spacefem.com|
So, anyone out there know of any other weird-assed quizzes??? I'm still bored! And I've got the munchies... What's up with that??? Guess it's still those damned hormones.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
- Total number of books I've owned: Well, like Kasey said... books are friends. And I am unwilling to part with friends (and books it seems). I have almost every one I've ever purchased. So that's 1000s I'm sure. And they are scattered throughout my life... bookshelves, attic, office, truck... everywhere (just ask hubby... no, don't).
- What is the last book I bought? The last (2) were bought on Barnesandnoble.com, they were The Body Farm and From Potter's Field both by Patricia Cornwell
- Last book I read? I'm reading Cruel And Unusual (also P. Cornwell) now... I've been so busy... seems like I've been reading this one forever. Before that was All That Remains and before that was Deception Point by Dan Brown. Kasey, I love the Harry Potter books so I guess I'm a geek too!
- 5 books that mean something to me. They ALL mean something to me. I almost always enjoy what I read. Especially close to my heart is Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Little Altars Everywhere by Rebecca Wells. I liked Cornwell's Portrait of a Killer: Jack The Ripper a lot. Also, Brown's DaVinci Code was good, but I think I liked Angels and Demons better.
- Tag 5 people and request they fill this out on their journals. Like Kasey said, I don't know who has or hasn't been tagged. I'll try these and hope they are not too terribly busy to answer a few questions:
(OH, I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HO'S ANSWERS!!)
I was gonna tag Lady Calliah... but Kasey beat me ... uh... she beat me to it I mean.
Monday, May 23, 2005
Thank you all who've visited and who will visit.
Sunday, May 22, 2005
At I'll Beg ... Kasey, you made my day (and gave me a ton of hits in one day). I hadn't even checked here when Lady Calliah told me I had a mention... woooohoooo! Here's the post. I haiku'd Kasey right back in the comments section ... here it is:
Friday, May 20, 2005
Thursday, May 19, 2005
Do you know what really bites? That everyone I care about is too wrapped up in their own lives to even NOTICE I'm in a shitty mood! And god forbid they should try to make me feel better.....
Well, you'd think that little whining spree would make me feel better.... NOPE! Not a bit!
Nothing to do but write depressing poetry.
Tara: You're a biker babe and a motorcycle safety instructor. So, tell us about your ride! And please show us a picture. Now, what would your ideal bike be?
Peg: Okay, I ride a 1994 Harley 1200 Sportster. It's black, almost ALL black... after my accident, I powder-coated most of the chrome black. I've got lots of miles on my Lil Sporty and they're all mine. We've been to Dallas, TX and back twice (oh my butt!).
I don't seem to have any good pics of my bike. Guess I'll have to take a few.
An IDEAL ride? Well, I DO have one in mind. I just don't have the bucks for it right now and I'd hate to part with the sporty. At the risk of offending the hardcore, "REAL Harley riders" out there... the one bike I'd love to have right now is the V-Rod. I've demo'd several of them and it's a SWEET RIDE! And FAST!
Tara: Now, you used to have very long hair until recently. Did you ever do anything naughty with that long hair? If not, make up an idea for the rest of us to try.
Peg: The only thing that was ever done with my hair would have to be my braids used as handles… heh heh
Tara: You describe yourself as having an obsessive personality. What was the last project, idea, or agenda you became consumed with?
Peg: You’re looking at it. This blogging thing has over run my existence. I can’t wait each day to see what new blogs are out there, how many hits I’ve gotten overnight, if I’ve gotten any new comments!
Also, singing… I started taking singing lessons last year and I started karaoke-ing this year. I can’t stop singing… I do it every chance I get. I’m wondering if my friends are totally sick of it yet. If they are, then they’re protecting my feelings and coming along with me anyway. What great Buds I have!
Tara: Being a biker chick, I'm guessing your significant other is or would be one heck of a bad boy in all those ways we girls love. Tell us a bit about what attracted you to him or what kind of man would be worthy of your affection.
Peg: We both started biking later in life… so we’re not exactly Bad (not in that way anyway). I’d have to say, his sense of humor is what attracted me to him.
Tara: What do you do in your mind or at the start of your day to remain in such a great and positive mood? What do you look forward to waking each day for?
Peg: I can’t say I’m always in a positive mood. And I imagine my co-workers would say it’s rare (haha)… but that’s only towards them (not the sharpest tools in the drawer sometimes)… you get tired of feeling like you’re the only competent person in the office at times (she blushes with false modesty). Inside my own head… I’m almost always happy. I know it’s trite… but I think everyday is a gift. And as I approach middle age (“approach” catches in her throat a little), I realize how many things I want to experience, all the books I want to read, all the friends to spend time with… etc. I can’t wait to see what’s around the next turn.
Tara: Knowing my personality and open-mindedness, what's one question I could've asked that you would've refused to answer?
Peg: I really don’t know how to answer this one. I honestly cannot imagine what I’d refuse to answer. Ask some more questions… maybe I’ll figure it out.
Tara: What made you deem Tara worthy of reading? Come on, we wanna know!
Peg: Wow… I really can’t remember if I followed a link from another blog, or did I do a search? Oh, bother … hate it when that happens! Well, it doesn’t really matter. Once I found your site, there was no leaving! We think alike in so many ways. I think we were separated at birth.
Monday, May 16, 2005
A psychiatrist was conducting a group therapy session with four young mothers and their small children. "You all have obsessions," he observed.
To the first mother he said, "You are obsessed with eating.
He turned to the second mom. "Your obsession is money.
He turned to the third mom. "Your obsession is alcohol and your child's name is Brandy."
At this point, the fourth mother got up, took her little boy by the hand and whispered,
I've always known I did not have an addictive personality, in regards to ingested, imbibed, injected or inhaled substances. As a matter of fact, I have a high tolerance for all of those things. When I had my motorcycle crash in 2000, I remember giving up on the pain killers because they really didn't help much. I do, on occasion, have alcoholic beverages. When I do, I rarely get "high" nor do I overindulge. Pot? Yes, tried it (and DID inhale... heh heh) but it really only gave me the munchies. All in all, I've never had a problem with addiction...
Obsession, on the other hand...
Okay, here's what I mean:
When I leave the house, I frequently re-enter to check to see if I turned electrical things off... locked doors, etc. Obsessive/Compulsive? Maybe.
Reading... I start with one book and I HAVE to read everything that author has done (especially series). And I can't seem to borrow books... I have to OWN them. Weird huh?
And when I get interested in a new hobby, a new project... a new... person... it consumes me.
It occupies my mind 24/7.
What's up with that??
Now, I'm not talking about Stalking... or "fatal attraction", but I do become preoccupied.
Am I sick? Do I have a problem? I'm inclined to say "NO". I'd like to believe that. I've always been pretty normal (whatever THAT means). And, mind you... I've never taken this to an extreme nor have I ever done anything to bother anyone (at least I don't think so). I've certainly never hurt anyone. However, what this does end up doing... it puts my heart in jeopardy. I get so involved, I want to be important, close to the person, NEEDED ... and if they don't feel as... deeply as I do. I'm crushed. I'm hurt.
Oh, I get over it... eventually, I realize they do indeed care for me (perhaps even LOVE me)... they just don't react with the same zeal as I do. And that's okay, it really is... but it takes me a little while to see. I guess I just FEEL too intensely! So... what're ya gonna do?
M. Webster defines them:
Main Entry: ad·dic·tion
Pronunciation: &-'dik-sh&n, a-
1 : the quality or state of being addicted
2 : compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance (as heroin, nicotine, or alcohol) characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal; broadly : persistent compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful
Main Entry: ob·ses·sion
Pronunciation: äb-'se-sh&n, &b-
Function: noun1 : a persistent disturbing preoccupation with an often unreasonable idea or feeling; broadly : compelling motivation
2 : something that causes an obsession- ob·ses·sion·al /-'sesh-n&l, -'se-sh&-n&l/ adjective- ob·ses·sion·al·ly adverb
Do you have an addictive personality?
Take the Quiz.
My quiz results say:
You're in Control. You exhibit commendable self-control — you appear to lack most of the personality traits that can put you at risk for addiction. Continue to make smart choices by staying self-aware during difficult periods in your life, surrounding yourself with loving friends and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Well, that settles it huh? Okay, I'm not worried... much.
Saturday, May 14, 2005
Friday, May 13, 2005
I feel... SPENT. The waxing was... intense, but the massage always makes up for it.
If you can arrange it, you must have a pampering day for yourself. Money well spent!!
Main Entry: pam·per
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): pam·pered; pam·per·ing /-p(&-)ri[ng]/
Etymology: Middle English, probably of Dutch origin; akin to Flemish
pamperen to pamper
1 archaic : to cram with rich food : GLUT
2 a : to treat with extreme or excessive care and attention
b : GRATIFY, HUMOR
Thursday, May 12, 2005
And to top it off, it's Spa day! Yeeee Hawwww!
Steaming, waxing, massaging.... I can't wait. God, I love "pamper me" days.
Monday, May 09, 2005
Sunday, May 08, 2005
Stars James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Rated R for strong sexuality, some nudity, depiction of behavioral disorders, and language.
Saturday, May 07, 2005
Thursday, May 05, 2005
But nothing has brought traffic to my site like Lady Calliah. She just started her blog (A Kinky Woman's Guide to the Universe) in April.
She describes herself thus: "I am a kinky woman. I am a Domme by nature. Be fair warned. I may post adult stuff. That's not a promise, just a warning."
I can't remember if I left her a comment first or she me... but since then I've gotten so many hits directly from her site it almost makes the directories insignificant.
This is my tribute and thanks to her. If you are so inclined, check out her blog and be prepared to worship.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Well, perhaps it's the dreary weather today and the boredom that inflicts... but I'm in one of those moods. And it appears my online Posse' (that would my "Gurls" who email-tag each other all day/every day while we're supposed to be working) feels the same.
I took the HUMANMETRICS Jung Typology Test and it tells me that I'm a ESFJ (Extraverted Sensing Feeling Judging personality).
"Guardians of birthdays, holidays and celebrations, ESFJs are generous entertainers. They enjoy and joyfully observe traditions and are liberal in giving, especially where custom prescribes... All else being equal, ESFJs enjoy being in charge.
... ESFJs are easily wounded. And when wounded, their emotions will not be contained. They by nature "wear their hearts on their sleeves," often exuding warmth and bonhomie, but not infrequently boiling over with the vexation of their souls. Some ESFJs channel these vibrant emotions into moving dramatic performances on stage and screen. "
Okay... you got me! Pretty damned close, yep.
However, I don't really identify with the examples of famous ESFJs they list (Bill Clinton... I may hurl!) but some of the fictional ones are cool:
Leonard "Bones" McCoy (Star Trek) - definitely!
Monica (Friends) - I guess
Haleh (ER) - ? (don't watch it enough to agree or disagree)
Donald Duck - this one worries me!
Rabbit, Winnie the Pooh - Yes, I can see that.
If you take the test... be sure to go to TypeLogic to read the discription of your type. And please come back here and let me know how your test went! This stuff is so cool.
Monday, May 02, 2005
On top of the great class I had, my Harley Owners Group Chapter had a fun event this past Saturday. We had "Drive-In Nite" at the Harley Shop. We were going to show it on the exterior wall of the dealership, but the wind and threatening clouds drove us inside. We projected the movie on the wall in our Hog Room.
It was a fabulous time! We had concessions (the usual Raisenettes, Goobers, Junior Mints, Milk Duds, Whoppers, Hot Tamales, etc.), a trivia contest during Intermission, a really cute usher (w/ flashlight no less). We could sing along with the movie (it WAS American Graffiti after all) without management asking us to leave. The usher was Cute! The theater was filled with close friends. The popcorn was free! What more could you want??
Did I mention the Usher was CUTE?
We tried out a new range shirt this weekend too (I know you're all just dying to know this). Our company (MSCV inc.) bought us shirts from Sahalie.com. The shirt is great.
It's called the Soltex Shirt (here's the woman's shirt) and it's made with a tightly woven fabric that blocks 95-99% of UVA and UVB rays. It has a large vented back which lets excess heat and humidity escape instantly, a TriFold collar unfolds for added coverage over the back of your neck, then folds down and tucks away when you don't need it. If you have a job (or hobby) that keeps you out in the sun and heat, this is the perfect shirt.