29 March 2008
Your dominant hues are green and blue. You're smart and you know it, and want to use your power to help people and relate to others. Even though you tend to battle with yourself, you solve other people's conflicts well.
Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.
Your outlook on life is very bright. You are sunny and optimistic about life and others find it very encouraging, but remember to tone it down if you sense irritation.
27 March 2008
This one of my favorite songs ever. It is SO beautiful. Even though my Italian isn't good enough to understand all of it, I just love the way Max Pezzali forms the words. One of things I have struggled with in learning Italian was rolling my r's. I never could until I started listening to Italian music: by mimicking the way they formed their words in music I finally could! Anyway, I bet you can't argue the fact that Italian is one of the most beautiful languages on the earth. It is musical even when it is spoken (just so you know, the spoken stuff at the beginning wasn't Italian, it was Russian).
26 March 2008
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12 March 2008
And so everyone knows, I made a list too- that's how I knew to clean the kitchen.
And Max has learned a new trick- how to take off his diaper. Luckily, nothing has happened yet- we've been able to catch it before he lets go. That boy just LOVES to be naked. After his baths, he has to have a run-around-the-house-naked session before getting dressed. Max is also not sleeping all the way through the night anymore. Grrrrr. Is this normal for his age? Around 4 am he wakes up screaming and the only way to get him back to sleep is to bring him to our bed, where he lays sideways and either kicks us or headbutts us the rest of the night. Not fun. And just ask Rob- I am a grumpy sleeper. Mess with my sleeping and I'm not nice.
And something COMPLETELY random- Max was born early, but before he was born, I had made a list of "labor activities" like my lamaze reachertold me too. Labor activities are stuff to do while you're laboring at home before you go to the hospital to keep your mind off the pain (supposedly). One of the things on my list was to do a photo shoot in a ll my maternity clothes and stuff so I'd remember this time in my life. But I particularly wanted one shot: me barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen. Before Rob and I got married, me and him and his roommate Nayte would joke that a woman's place is in the kitchen, barefoot and pregnant. Well, I never got the picture and I'm very sad about it. Now I have to get pregnant again just so I can get that shot. (That'll be a couple more years)
And the last thing I'm going to bore you with is my current addiction. Sim City. I don't know what it is about that game, but it has me hooked. I don't like being addicted to stuff so I've been trying to wean myself from it. And it's only been 5 days. Pathetic. I thought I had stronger moral fiber than that.
I lied. One more thing- check out Stuff White People Like. It's the first link on my link list down on the right. HILARIOUS. But it's only so funny because it's true. Two excerpts that are especially true for me:
#82 Hating Corporations
When engaging in a conversation about corporate evils it is important to NEVER, EVER mention Apple Computers, Target or Ikea in the same breath as the companies mentioned earlier. White people prefer to hate corporations that don’t make stuff that they like.
#79 Modern Furniture
Referring to a white person’s expensive chair as a ‘chair’ is considered poor form and will likely result in a loss of trust and/or respect.
The best strategy for avoiding this faux pas is to look for the most uncomfortable chair in a white person’s home and ask “who designed that?” If they say “Ikea” or “Design within Reach” you can call it a chair, otherwise refer to it only by the name they give you.
Like me and my sister say, "we are pure-bred white girls."
10 March 2008
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02 March 2008
For those who don't know, I am a MAJOR supporter of the Fair Tax. Not only will it be a much easier, better way to tax, but it will help to solve our economic issues. Here is some info straight from the Fair Tax website:
What is the FairTax plan?
The FairTax plan is a comprehensive proposal that replaces all federal income and payroll based taxes with an integrated approach including a progressive national retail sales tax, a prebate to ensure no American pays federal taxes on spending up to the poverty level, dollar-for-dollar federal revenue neutrality, and, through companion legislation, the repeal of the 16th Amendment.
The FairTax Act (HR 25, S 1025) is nonpartisan legislation. It abolishes all federal personal and corporate income taxes, gift, estate, capital gains, alternative minimum, Social Security, Medicare, and self-employment taxes and replaces them with one simple, visible, federal retail sales tax administered primarily by existing state sales tax authorities.
The FairTax taxes us only on what we choose to spend on new goods or services, not on what we earn. The FairTax is a fair, efficient, transparent, and intelligent solution to the frustration and inequity of our current tax system.
- Enables workers to keep their entire paychecks
- Enables retirees to keep their entire pensions
- Refunds in advance the tax on purchases of basic necessities
- Allows American products to compete fairly
- Brings transparency and accountability to tax policy
- Ensures Social Security and Medicare funding
- Closes all loopholes and brings fairness to taxation
- Abolishes the IRS
The site is www.fairtax.org
And the Fair Tax is going before Congress April 15th:
Show your support and sign!
01 March 2008
Your Love Style is Agape
You are a caring, kind, and selfless partner.
Unsurprisingly, your love style is the most rare.
You are willing to sacrifice your world for your sweetie.
Except it doesn't really feel like sacrifice to you.
For you, nothing feels better than giving to the one you love.
The other morning after I got Max dressed I laid him on the couch, and he just laid there instead of getting up like he usually does.
Max LOVES stickers- he's even gotten to the point that he sticks them on himself.
And my friend Nicolle did this on her blog, so I thought I'd do it too...
Here is a picture of my bag, and all of it's contents. Even as a kid I was a pack rat, so don't be surprised by the amount of stuff I carry around.
This is my Frank Lloyd Wright bag that I got in Oak Park. It's just a tote bag, so to help keep myself organized, I have little pouches to hold everything.
So there are all the pouches- I have a grand total of 6, plus my wallet, coin purse, keys, phone, notebook, whatever book I'm currently reading, planner, and baggie of toys for Max.
Now, for what's inside the pouches: tissues, fruit snacks, calculator, wrist brace, ipod shuffle, tic tacs, friendship bracelet I'm working on, bandaids, moleskin, hair bands, hand sanitizer, lotion, chapstick, watch, mascara, rubber bands, post-it tags, flash drives, pencils, pens, sharpies, eraser, scissors, box cutter, pocket knife, flashlight. I think that's it. Granted, I had just cleaned out my bag a few days before- in another week or so there'll be a bunch of other random things in there.
And another random piece of information- I got my cap and gown last week! It's weird how that is what finally makes it real. Thursday I was walking to class- I had to do park and ride, so that meant I had to walk across campus instead of just getting dropped off at the building my class is in. The route from the bus stop to the Science building goes by the three buildings that housed the Interior Architecture department before our new Studio Arts building was built. As I walked, I remembered what they looked like my first semester at UNCG- the fall of 2003. And for the first time, I started to reminisce about my time there. All I've been feeling is I WANT TO LEAVE but now I can see it from the other side. It's kind of sad. And I think I will miss it. Once I'm gone, which CAN"T COME SOON ENOUGH!!!!!