Sunday, August 31, 2008

Quizzically Speaking

Your result for The Best Thing About You Test...


Humility is your strongest virtue. You are humble.

Humility is the defining characteristic of an unpretentious and modest person, someone who does not think that he or she is better or more important than others. And you? When you do the right thing, you're doing it for all the right reasons. All 7 virtues are a part of you, but your humility runs deepest.

It is likely you're a quiet type. But if not, then you just have dark, secret side that loves to give.

Humble famous people: JD Salinger, Isaac Newton, Harry Potter (pre-puberty)

Your raw relative scores follow. 0% is low, and 100% is perfect, nearly impossible. Note that I pitted the virtues against each other, so in some way these are relative scores. It's impossible to score high on all of them, and a low score on one is just relatively low compared to the other virtues.


50% Compassion

22% Intelligence

63% Humility

44% Honesty

38% Discipline

43% Courage

42% Passion

Take The Best Thing About You Test at HelloQuizzy

Fascinating. I'm also surprised that the photo is of someone with a horse. Hmm.

You Are Fettuccine Alfredo

Compared to most people, you have rich and decadent tastes.
If you can afford something, you'll go ahead and indulge yourself.
You are a true foodie. No food is off the table for you.
You're the type most likely to appreciate every aspect of a five star meal.

What Pasta Dish Are You?

Suddenly, I'm very hungry.

I wish my horse could take this next test. Interestingly enough, when I first started work at my old job, my manager had us all take a test to find out if we were Right- or Left-Brained. I'm glad to see that the results haven't changed.

Your result for The Right Brain vs Left Brain Test...

Center Brained!

Much like Goldilocks, you have gone the middle way.

Slightly less typical, you could consider yourself center-brained. Center-brained people are neither left nor right dominant, but rather exhibit equal qualities of both. If you are center-brained, you are likely both logical and creative, excel in the maths and sciences, and also art and philosophy.

Take The Right Brain vs Left Brain Test at HelloQuizzy

As my former manager called it, "Whole Brain Goodness!" Pat Parelli would call that an Extreme Middle-of-the-Roadist. Speaking of Parelli...

I found my trailer ride, and Cheerios and I are on our way to the second clinic of the season in October! And we cantered yesterday! Big breakthrough. Huge. Psyched!

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Friday, August 29, 2008

When In France...

And to think, I took French 101 and 102 and aced both... c'est pathetique, non? ;-)

Your result for The Let's Parler French Test...

78% LikelyToSurvive!

You scored 78% Likely To Survive in a French-speaking country.

Obviously, you get some negative points if you say 'sh*t' instead of thank you, or 'eff off' instead of sorry!

Take The Let's Parler French Test at HelloQuizzy

So... that would be "merde" rather than "merci"? LOL! "Merde beaucoup!"


Sunday, August 17, 2008

Food Meme

Borrowed copiously from Not An Artist:

The Omnivore's Hundred is a list of foods the gastronomic Andrew Wheeler thinks everyone should try at least once in their lives.

The rules of the meme: bold those you have tried, italicize the ones you would try, and strikethrough those you wouldn't eat on a bet.

  1. Venison
  2. Nettle tea
  3. Huevos rancheros
  4. Steak tartare
  5. Crocodile
  6. Black pudding
  7. Cheese fondue
  8. Carp
  9. Borscht
  10. Baba ghanoush
  11. Calamari
  12. Pho
  13. PB&J sandwich
  14. Aloo gobi
  15. Hot dog from a street cart
  16. Epoisses
  17. Black truffle
  18. Fruit wine made from something other than grapes
  19. Steamed pork buns
  20. Pistachio ice cream
  21. Heirloom tomatoes
  22. Fresh wild berries
  23. Foie gras
  24. Rice and beans
  25. Brawn, or head cheese
  26. Raw Scotch Bonnet pepper
  27. Dulce de leche
  28. Oysters
  29. Baklava
  30. Bagna cauda
  31. Wasabi peas
  32. Clam chowder in a sourdough bowl
  33. Salted lassi
  34. Sauerkraut
  35. Root beer float
  36. Cognac with a fat cigar (I love cognac... but my lungs would happily skip the cigar)
  37. Clotted cream tea
  38. Vodka jelly (Jello Shooters? Far too many!)
  39. Gumbo
  40. Oxtail
  41. Curried goat
  42. Whole insects (not on purpose, anyway!)
  43. Phaal
  44. Goat’s milk
  45. Malt whisky from a bottle worth £60/$120 or more
  46. Fugu
  47. Chicken tikka masala
  48. Eel
  49. Krispy Kreme original glazed doughnut
  50. Sea urchin
  51. Prickly pear
  52. Umeboshi
  53. Abalone
  54. Paneer
  55. McDonald’s Big Mac Meal
  56. Spaetzle
  57. Dirty gin martini
  58. Beer above 8% ABV
  59. Poutine
  60. Carob chips
  61. S’mores
  62. Sweetbreads
  63. Kaolin
  64. Currywurst
  65. Durian
  66. Frogs’ legs
  67. Beignets, churros, elephant ears or funnel cake
  68. Haggis
  69. Fried plantain
  70. Chitterlings, or andouillette
  71. Gazpacho
  72. Caviar and blini
  73. Louche absinthe
  74. Gjetost, or brunost
  75. Roadkill
  76. Baijiu
  77. Hostess Fruit Pie
  78. Snail
  79. Lapsang souchong
  80. Bellini
  81. Tom yum
  82. Eggs Benedict
  83. Pocky
  84. Tasting menu at a three-Michelin-star restaurant
  85. Kobe beef
  86. Hare (It's a bunny. I can't eat a bunny.)
  87. Goulash
  88. Flowers
  89. Horse (I can't eat a horse, either.)
  90. Criollo chocolate
  91. Spam (Ullllggghhhh)
  92. Soft shell crab
  93. Rose harissa
  94. Catfish
  95. Mole poblano
  96. Bagel and lox
  97. Lobster Thermidor
  98. Polenta
  99. Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee
  100. Snake
True to form. No fish, organs, or leaves. Also, no one that I've had for a pet. So I'd better hurry up and try curried goat before I get a pet goat because once I've been friends with one, it'll be all over. No insects (on purpose—I can't help it if they fly into my mouth before I swallow). Nothing made from hooves and hides (lox). Nothing containing lips and @$$holes (hot dogs). And the snake thing? Uh... crocs, snakes, lizards... maybe I should update it to No Lizards, Gizzards, Fish or Leaves.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Another Cat In Need

This must be the week for Cats In Need.

I'm a longtime reader of non-knitting blogger Anne... Straight From the Hip. Anne posted the tragic tale of a cat she rescued from a neighbor who is very ill and unable to properly care for the Maine Coon cat she had adopted from the Humane Society, let alone herself.

Because of the neighbor's mental state and living conditions—which you'll have to read about at Anne's blog rather than my meager attempt to describe it—the cat has become seriously ill and Anne has taken on the challenge of saving him as well as helping the neighbor.

The vet bills, as you can imagine, are rising.

Though I am between jobs myself, I'm pledging to help Anne save this beautiful feline friend. If you have the heart, please do what you can. Every little bit helps.

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Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Momcat and Kitten Need Home(s)

Hey all, especially anyone in the NW Ohio area...

My friend D called today. She's found a stray Momcat and her kitten hanging around outside work. Both are very friendly, litter-trained, and pretty. Mom is longhaired, grey with a bit of orange. Not sure what color Kitten is. D thinks they were dropped off.

They need homes.

D says that the shelters in our area are full, and have 6-8 month waiting lists. Like me, she has several beasties of her own already and plenty of mouths to feed. (Unlike me, she doesn't have the 5-cat-per-household limit—if I have more than that inside the city limits, I'd have to register as a Cattery and pay money!)

Please, local peeps, put out the word. Let's find these two kitties a new home. I'll see if I can get some photos to post. If you're interested, email me at jrberry63 AT woh DOT rr DOT com (it's working again) and send your contact info and I'll hook you up with D.

THANK YOU IN ADVANCE! New home for kitties is on its way, I can feel it...

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