Book Ratings

Book ratings explained:

* I didn't like it | ** It was OK | *** I liked it | **** I really liked it | ***** I loved it

Sunday, August 27, 2006

I really need to stop taking these quizzes

Your Element is Metal

Your power colors: white, gold, and silver

Your energy: contracting

Your season: fall

You are persistent (and maybe even a little bit stubborn).
If you see something you want, you go for it.
You have a lot of strength, and it's difficult to get you down.
Very logical, you tend to analyze everything going on in your life.


What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are very passionate and quite temperamental. While you can be moody, you always crave comfort.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.

You believe that people see you as a bit small and insignificant. People pay more attention to you than you think.

Your near future is still unknown, and a little scary. You'll get through wild times - and you'll textually enjoy it.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.

Friday, August 25, 2006

I must be in a strange mood today

You Are an Irish Coffee

At your best, you are: wild, spontaneous, and outgoing

At your worst, you are: too extreme and reckless

You drink coffee when: you want to keep drinking booze

Your caffeine addiction level: low

Never been there

You Belong in Amsterdam

A little old fashioned, a little modern - you're the best of both worlds. And so is Amsterdam.
Whether you want to be a squatter graffiti artist or a great novelist, Amsterdam has all that you want in Europe (in one small city).

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I'm so sad

My knitting buddy at work quit. She decided she wanted to try her hand at being a stay at home mom. Good for her, but bad for me. I don't have anybody to knit and gossip with anymore.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

His Dark Materials

I finally finished the trilogy. I must say that it is one of the best sets of books I've read in a long time and the fact it was intended for a juvenile audience makes it positively astounding. I am, however, rather surprised the Religious Left or Right or whichever it is that wants to drag us all back 2,000 years to a time when persecution, bigotry, prejudice, and subjugation of "lesser" people was the norm didn't balk at these books and insist Pullman be burned at the stake. I can only assume they haven't read the books or they just didn't understand them and didn't want to flaunt their ignorance. Or maybe I don't understand the books and they are just what the Religious Whatever think the world should be.

For me, the books were about saving the majesty of mankind by letting the old way die and by opposing those that would keep us in thrall in the dark because they relish the power it gives them. To put it even more simply, to save the souls of man god must die and a new heaven needs be built on a foundation of wisdom gained through knowledge of ourselves and the world we live in.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Guess what this is . . .

Give up? It's a kitten. A girl kitten. A girl kitten who's been living with us for a few days and whom I didn't find out about till yesterday when the Prodigal Son called me at work to let me know about her. I suspect he called me at work since I share an office and he thought I wouldn't verbally eviscerate him for bringing another cat into the house.

According to the Prodigal, the little monster was stuck in the tree in the front yard and he had to climb on the roof to get her down. He also claims he left her in the yard so she could find her way home but she apparently decided she liked our house better than wherever she comes from because she refuses to leave no matter how many times we put her outside.

She is such a mellow little kitty. Nothing phases her, not even five adult cats hissing and spitting at her and taking the occasional pot shot. Jokingly, on my way to bed last night, I said we should call her Mellow Yellow. I had no sooner turned off the light than the Prodigal was beating at my door to tell me the kitten's name was Melanie. Not only did I say no, I said hell no! I will not have a cat named Melanie any more that than I will have a cat named Precious which is the name Izzy arrived with. The Prodigal informed me he was calling her Mel and I told him we'd see.

So now, finally, I present to you . . . Melisande who shall be called Mel or Meli or Melis.

Just so you know, two

Your True Birth Month Is January

Easily jealous
Loves children
Rather reserved
Highly attentive
Likes to criticize
Needs close friends
Ambitious and serious
Smart, neat and organized
Hardworking and productive
Loves to teach and be taught
Quiet unless excited or tensed
Sensitive and has deep thoughts
Knows how to make others happy
Searches for the greatest romance
Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds
Romantic but has difficulties expressing love
Always looking at people's flaws and weaknesses

Monday, August 07, 2006

Just so you know . . .

You Are: 20% Dog, 80% Cat

You are are almost exactly like a cat.
You're intelligent, independent, and set on getting your way.
And there's no way you're going to fetch a paper for anyone!

Saturday, August 05, 2006

I've been knitting

The knitting bug bit me today so I finished a project I've been working on forever while I indulged in watching the 5th DVD of the 5th season of Stargate SG-1. Somehow I've managed to miss the entire first half of the 5th season of the show. I'm not sure how I did it.