Wednesday, June 22, 2005


The blog that inspired my vent about homeschooling moms & poor grammar . . . posted today with a grammar vent of her own. Part of me really wants to comment and ask her to look up compliment / complement. Of course, I realize that by posting this, I am also opening up comments on my own grammar. Oh, well.

I realize that my punctuation grammar leaves a lot to be desired on this blog. I do know how to use proper grammar, but all these years of emails & writing like we speak have eroded my written grammar. Not that I couldn't clean it up, but it would take longer to do so than I spend writing on this blog.

I am still frustrated, though, by misspelled words and words used in the wrong context.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Birth Day Info

You entered: 11/10/1967

You were born on a Friday
under the astrological sign Scorpio.
Your Life path number is 8.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2439804.5.
The golden number for 1967 is 11.
The epact number for 1967 is 19.
The year 1967 was not a leap year.

As of 6/21/2005 12:07:38 PM CDT
You are 37 years old.
You are 451 months old.
You are 1,963 weeks old.
You are 13,738 days old.
You are 329,724 hours old.
You are 19,783,447 minutes old.
You are 1,187,006,858 seconds old.

There are 142 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 38 candles on it.

Those 38 candles produce 38 BTU's,
or 9,576 calories of heat (that's only 9.5760 food Calories!) .
You can boil 4.34 US ounces of water with that many candles.

Your birthstone is Citrine
The Mystical properties of Citrine

Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit.

Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewlers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)

Yellow Topaz, Pearl, Diamond

Your birth tree is Walnut Tree, the Passion

Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egoistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromises.

There are 187 days till Christmas 2005!

The moon's phase on the day you were born was waxing gibbous.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Father's Day 2005 Posted by Hello

another pet peeve

I suddenly have little patience for people (mainly DH - but now my kids are starting it too) that do not answer the question they are asked. I was reminded AGAIN last night when N asked DH "whatcha eating?" when he was eating a handful of nuts. He looked at me laughing and said "What that really means is 'Can I have some?'" and I responded - "No, what it means is he's asking you what you have and instead of answering THE QUESTION ASKED, you respond with giving him some. Why not say "I'm eating some almonds, would you like some?" and then he can answer the QUESTION YOU ASKED."

He just thought I was in a pissy mood. But, he does it ALL the time. I ask him "What time do you need the alarm set for?" when I'm headed to bed and he goes off on a tangent about what is planned for the morning and I have to ask again "OK, but WHAT TIME DO YOU NEED THE ALARM SET FOR?" And, a million other examples I could come up with . . . I think it bugs me more now (because he's always been like this) because my boys are picking up the habit and I think it's an absolutely horrible communication skill to pick up.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

What Planet are you from?

You Are From Neptune

You are dreamy and mystical, with a natural psychic ability.
You love music, poetry, dance, and (most of all) the open sea.
Your soul is filled with possibilities, and your heart overflows with compassion.
You can be in a room full of friendly people and feel all alone.
If you don't get carried away with one idea, your spiritual nature will see you through anything.

Friday, June 17, 2005

pet peeve

I read a bunch of blogs, including many written by moms who are homeschooling their children. It really bugs me when they have this attitude of being educationally superior - and then do things like use the words compliment / complement incorrectly. Oh, and spelling errors. They drive me mad as well. It's just a small pet peeve . . . I know there are plenty of teachers who don't know the difference either . . . and my use of ellipses is probably somebody else's pet peeve :)

Thursday, June 16, 2005

How cool is this?

Really old plant seed grows

Enneagram Test

ISFJ - "Conservator". Desires to be of service and to minister to individual needs - very loyal. 13.8% of total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

Introverted (I) 65.79% Extroverted (E) 34.21%
Sensing (S) 60.61% Intuitive (N) 39.39%
Feeling (F) 56.41% Thinking (T) 43.59%
Judging (J) 67.57% Perceiving (P) 32.43%

Monday, June 13, 2005


Your Linguistic Profile:

55% General American English

20% Upper Midwestern

15% Yankee

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

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