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Friday, September 10th, 2010
1:36 pm

visited 15 states (30%)
Create your own visited map of The United States

Not counting the states I've passed through...
Monday, July 19th, 2010
12:54 am
Different test.
I feel loved when...

The Five Love Languages

My Primary Love Language is Quality Time

<th colspan="2">My Detailed Results:</th>
Quality Time: 10
Physical Touch: 6
Acts of Service: 5
Words of Affirmation: 5
Receiving Gifts: 4

About this quiz

Unhappiness in relationships is often due to the fact that we speak different love languages. It can be helpful to know what language you speak and what language those around you speak.

Tag 3 people so they can find out what their love language is.

Take the Quiz!
Check out the Book

"In the vernacular of Quality Time, nothing says, 'I love you,' like full, undivided attention. Being there for this type of person is critical, but really being there—with the TV off, fork and knife down, and all chores and tasks on standby—makes your significant other feel truly special and loved. Distractions, postponed dates, or the failure to listen can be especially hurtful."

Current Mood: contemplative
Sunday, July 18th, 2010
2:49 pm
Your result for The Five Love Languages Test ...
Acts of Service

31% Words of Affirmation, 38% Physical Touch, 54% Acts of Service, 38% Quality Time and 23% Receiving Gifts!

Sometimes simple chores around the house can be an undeniable expression of love. Even simple things like laundry and taking out the trash require some form of planning, time, effort, and energy. Just as Jesus demonstrated when he washed the feet of his disciples, doing humble chores can be a very powerful expression of love and devotion to your mate.

Very often, both pairs in a couple will speak to the Acts of Service Language. However, it is very important to understand what acts of service your mate most appreciates. Even though couples are helping each other around the house, couples will still fight because the are unknowingly communicating with each other in two different dialects. For example, a wife may spend her day washing the cars and walking the dog, but if her husband feels that laundry and dishes are a superior necessity, he may feel unloved, despite the fact that his wife did many other chores throughout the day. It is important to learn your mate’s dialect and work hard to understand what acts of service will show your love.

It is important to do these acts of service out of love and not obligation. A mate who does chores and helps out around the house out of guilt or fear will inevitably not be speaking a language of love, but a language of resentment. It’s important to perform these acts out of the kindness of your heart.

Demonstrating the acts of service can mean stepping out of the stereotypes. Acts of service require both mates to humble themselves into doing some chores and services that aren’t usually expected from their gender. However, these little sacrifices will mean the world to your mate, and will ensure a happy relationship.

Note: This description came from www.fivelovelanguages.com

While some of these descriptions focus on marital relationships, it's important to remember that these love languages do apply to all relationships--romantic or not.

The author of the books is a Christian counselor, but the author of this test is a skeptic and an atheist. I've left the author's religious wording in the description(s). Please don't let this bias your response to the above results (either in favor or against). Only you can determine whether the descriptions given in any personality test apply to you.
Sunday, March 7th, 2010
1:19 am
*happy dance*
Taking bf to see Cirque du Soleil: Alegria on Sun! Just found out that I got no pay at work then had to scramble to get tickets cause I'd expected to not even get time time off this close in.

I haven't been to a show in years! Soo looking forward to it!

Current Mood: bouncy
Monday, December 7th, 2009
5:19 am
What to say.....
Joe's mom just passed away a few minutes ago. We'll be flying to Seattle at about 10:30am, unless I can finagle emergency travel for both me and Joe.

Current Mood: crushed
Sunday, December 6th, 2009
11:21 pm
Wish me luck....
Joe's mom is in the hospital and has been since bout fri/sat. She's taken a bit of a turn for the worse so now Joe's flying out to Seattle mon morning to be there for the family and I'm trying to finagle some time off at work since she my MIL damnit. Prayers and well wishes for her to get better and for me and Joe to get out there are greatly appreciated.

Current Mood: worried
Wednesday, October 7th, 2009
2:09 am
New Glasses!
Just got my new glasses before work. It's taking a while to get used to them cause I've gone WAY too long without a new pair. The joys of needing to get high prescription and still be able to see through them makes the lenses pretty pricey. Here's a link to the frames I got.


Cute, no?

Current Mood: bouncy
Thursday, September 10th, 2009
11:09 pm
Song's been running though my head.

Vocals: Rie fu

I light the light of the moon in the blue, blue sky
I’m captured by such sweet, faint, and heavy things

Underneath this moonlight, without anyone knowing
I was only calling out your name
I searched for the future forever
Within this light…

Always, always, by my side, I felt the power that I believe in
Is moving distant and fragile things

Underneath this moonlight, without anyone knowing
I was only calling out your name
I believed in a quiet love
Within this light…

On a night when it seems like I can’t grasp anything
There isn’t a moment when I don’t think about you
There isn’t a day I don’t think about it
So that my lost heart will reach you

Underneath this moonlight, call my name
I’ll definitely go meet you, at any place
To your side

Without giving a single flicker, this moonlight
Was quietly gazing upon me
I searched for a future with you
Within this light…

Current Mood: nostalgic
Friday, April 24th, 2009
1:33 am
Writer's Block: Pet Peeve
What is the most annoying sound in the entire world?

When the TV is on, but there's no signal going to it. *squirm*
Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009
1:44 am

ColorQuiz.com Maichen took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

"Needs a peaceful environment. Wants release from s..."

Click here to read the rest of the results.

Current Mood: curious
Friday, January 16th, 2009
3:28 am
Day Trip!
Well, I flew out to Madison on thurs to go see friends Brandon and Jillian. Yay, flight benefits. The flight out was pretty good, was the last one skittering to the gate. Note to self: check gate number before leaving next time to see WHICH terminal I'm supposed to go out of. Went through a long line at security in terminal 1 only to find out that the flight was coming from terminal 2 anyway. *flop* When I'd checked it before I left the house, the flight had 58 out of 50 seats sold. When I got to the gate, there were only 16 people that actually showed up. Go figure, I'm not gonna argue the fates being kind to me. Breakfast was had as soon as they picked me up from the airport, then a trip to Target. Bought a nifty wool jacket on a major discount ($12 from $70-some, I believe). Otherwise, we hung out and created some general mayhem and debauchery. Was so occupied that I almost missed the flight. Yet again was skittering to the gate (but in a MUCH smaller airport, thankfully). And the flight was delayed anyway. Landed on time, but had to wait in a holding area on the plane for bout 30 mins, then wait another 30 by the gate for the ramp crew to finish up on another flight so they could guide our plane in. I've decided that I REALLY don't like passengers that spend more time bitching and swearing about the fact that they're missing their connection than figuring out alternatives. Why get so gorram worked up when it's only gonna get you more stressed and the unfortunate person who has to try and help you while you spaz on them?

I must love you guys to fly from Chicago, which was at -5 degrees, to Madison, which was at -12 when I got in. What's worse? When I came back later in the day, it was -10 out, and now it's -18. Hell, maybe I should've called in dead or something and stayed an extra day....

All in all, definitely a trip that I really needed. If only cause you two are incredibly awesome to hang out with and are like family to me. Will have to do that again, and next time I'm setting aside at least two days to hang out.

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, September 24th, 2008
4:59 am
Still puttering around.....
Which hairstyle do you guys think?




Granted, they're probably the same cut for both with it styled differently.

Current Mood: flail
Tuesday, September 9th, 2008
1:50 am
Wow. Talk about life defining....
Had a co-worker 3 desks away from me go into seizures today. Had to call the ambulance and everything. Another co-worker volunteered to go along with to make sure she was ok. Couple of hours later, the one that came with got back. Found out she had a brain tumor. Talk about unexpected. Sucky thing is, she was JUST talking today about how she's gonna go into part-time.

These kinds of things make you really wonder about what's important.

Think I'm gonna go cuddle up with the kitty now.

Current Mood: shocked
Friday, August 22nd, 2008
11:39 pm
Why now?
Sometimes I have the worst of luck. I was on my way to an interview with yet another placement agency when the Sebring broke on me. I 'm in the parking lot, having JUST went over a gorram speed bump at 5mph (whooo you speed queen you), turning a corner to get into a parking spot right in front of the agency when the ball joint quits. *sigh* So I run into the office real quick, end up asking the guy if it's ok if I'll be a few mins while I call a tow truck. Find out that it'll take an HOUR for a tow truck that the insurance agency works with to bloody well show up.

Good News? A tow truck driver shows up RIGHT after I get that call asking if I need a tow. Bad News? I have to pay out of pocket, then send the bill to my ins company to get reimbursed. At least he offered to keep the cost down a bit by towing it to a shop just down the street from where we were at.

Once at the shop, we get to see how much damage the car's taken. One ball joint, the driver's side axle, one control arm that HAS to be replaced and two others that really should be taken care of before I hit YET ANOTHER bump. Total? $1300, altogether. Parts alone? $750. I really don't like driving chryslers sometimes. Usually when I have to fin out how much it'll cost to fix it. Thanks to some VERY understanding friends, we've managed to scrape together enough to pay the repair bill. Let's see how she runs tomorrow when we get her back.

Current Mood: tired
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
1:56 am
This song's been stuck in my head for days now.....
Bella Luna- Venus Hum

Bella luna, bella stars and sky
Oh the fire-it's not hot
I cannot say that I am surprised-just sad the water's running out
And it's so sad
My heart is a brick and I can't pick it up
And I'm so mad that I cannot save myself
It makes me cry

Bella luna, Bella baby girl
Sweetest world-put the pearl down
I cannot think of letting go-feel like sinking below these brown eyes
And it's so sad
My heart is a brick and I can't pick it up
And I'm so mad that I cannot save myself
It makes me cry
Sunday, July 27th, 2008
3:50 am
Steampunk Quiz

Your result for The Steampunk Style Test...

The Aristocrat

43% Elegant, 41% Technological, 30% Historical, 40% Adventurous and 43% Playful!

You are the Aristocrat, the embodiment of steampunk elegance and poise. For you, dressing steampunk is first and foremost about simply looking good, with accessories and details to follow. However, this does not mean that you ignore the demands of creating a “steampunk look.” Your outfits weave together a balance between technology and style, and between period accuracy and beautiful anachronism. While your fashion inspiration may come from anywhere across the Victorian social spectrum, you always find a way to make your outfit beautiful. You will probably be found in the clothes of the steam age elite simply because of the greater elegance available to them. Chances are you dress this way because you like it, and you would still dress in this manner even if steampunk was not a popular interest.


Current Mood: amused
Saturday, June 21st, 2008
2:37 pm
New member of the family!
Joe and I got ourselves a cat! She's a year old black female with white splotches on her chest and belly. Actually quite friendly too, though more than a bit vocal. If Joe and I aren't in the same room, she'll start wandering through the apt meowing till she finds one of us.

Funny thing is, she's already starting to get comfortable here, even though we've only had her since thurs.

Pictures coming shortly. Once I find more batteries for the camera.

Current Mood: amused
Thursday, May 29th, 2008
4:33 am
Ok, I've seriously gone nuts....
I'm contemplating getting my hair almost literally chopped. Think Akima from Titan AE.(For those of you haven't seen the movie, here's some links.)

Side view

Front-ish view

Better front view

Granted, she does have to, maybe three-tone hair (which is yet another thing I'm debating on, does anyone who knows me think it'll look ok? Better yet, can someone Photoshop my face with hair like that so I can see for myself?

Current Mood: contemplative
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008
2:27 am
New home!!!!!
Joe and I gout ourselves a new place. Still in Elk Grove, but it's a 2 bed, 2 bath condo we'll be renting from Joe's boss. Moving date's the 31st of May and the 1st of June.

If anyone can led us a hand in moving stuff, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE lemme know. Figure I'll make dinner for peoples.

Current Mood: accomplished
Friday, April 18th, 2008
4:20 pm
Still alive, somewhat.
Haven't been updating much, mostly cause what I'd be writing is either bitching about money or work.

What interesting things I've been up to:
Picked up knitting. Been meaning to, but Amul finally gave me that last push to do SOMETHING that results in wearable final results. I've noticed that knitting really HAS evolved since I last dabbled in it. Mostly resulting in a lot more clothes that don't look like either granny or soccer mom interests. Working on a pair of thigh high socks currently. Finished one, but will have to redo it cause it's doing a wierd baggy knee thing, which means I have to shift where the knitting narrows down to something closer to where my knee actually IS. Next: a knit garter belt, then maybe a cute steampunk jacket/shrug kinda thing.

Work's screwed me over royally. Instead of having fri and sat off, which I've gotten for the past two years, I'm now stuck with wed and thurs off starting the first full week of May. So, Duckcon, Prather family reunion(over 4th of July weekend), and any Mother's Day type of plans are out of the question. Very dumb, since I REALLY doubt we'll be busy on ANY fri or sat for summer (barring another airline going belly up or storms). We'll see if they repeat this stupidity for Sep-Dec bid.

Joe and I are also looking at a moving date of late June to a new apt. Not sure which one yet, since we're gonna hold off looking till May.

Not much else that's new. Might post again if I think of something that's actually interesting.

Current Mood: tired
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