Published on December 6 2006

Even if Vin Diesel isn't exactly my type (he always looks like he needs a bath to me)....it was STILL fun to take the test. But then again....I do have a thing for biceps. Vin does have nice...arms. Somebody throw her in a cold shower, k? Okay, okay....I got tired of homework, already. Gal's gotta take a break *sometimes*......
Tough guy
You scored 75% masculine, 76% athletic, 45% exotic, and 37% refined!
You love men, you love testosterone and you know it. You like a bad-ass man who knows what he wants. He isn't what you might bring home to mom but I don't think it really matters - he's hot! Someone like.....Vin Diesel. But let's face it, the whole point of this was to look at a bunch of hot guys. If you liked what you saw, please rate my test!



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Link: The What type of MAN turns you on Test written by thinkandcome on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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Published on December 6 2006

Surfing around tonight, I came across this Youtube on TBogg's site. It's a video of an incredible Canadian guitarist named Erik Mongrain. Go watch this video--it's the strangest thing I've ever seen....but it is SO good!! TBogg - "...a somewhat popular blogger"

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Published on December 5 2006

No, not that kind of "wild life"--after all, I'm not single again yet!! Give me a couple of months and it'll be karaoke on the bar. (not) I went for my usual daily 3 1/2 mile walk through the same area as in the pictures below. It looks a little different today, however, because we are under "blizzard conditions" this afternoon, snowing heavily and getting very cold. Here comes the Alberta Clipper, lol! As I walked up the Hog's Back, I happened to glance up from watching my footing on the snow and ice to see two hen turkeys sauntering down the trail ahead of me. I've seen turkeys dozens of times from the car as I whizzed by, but this was the first time I've ever seen them up close. I was surprised at how tall and long-legged a wild turkey is; I had always thought of them as sort of a squat, low-to-the-ground bird. After they disappeared into the brush, I walked up to their tracks in the snow. Those tracks were the size of my hand!! Thinking well, that was a pretty neat thing to see, I continued on up the hill--couldn't stop for long for the wind blowing off the iced over river. As I topped the hill and started down, I saw a large dog crossing the path ahead of me.....no, that's not a dog. That's a fox, a big fox!! A trapper would have turned up his nose at this fox, halfway through its color change with a red body and a gray brush; but I thought it was beautiful. He trotted off the trail and down to the houses at the edge of the park and out of sight in the heavy snow.

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Published on December 4 2006

Going to be an extremely busy week, by the looks of it...I better go get some sleep, it's almost 7:30..... yawn.
This week December 4 through December 10 Libra Don't get scammed by a bogus organization that asks for money on Monday. Tuesday an old friend may need a place to stay. Wednesday you might decide to change tactics in how you deal with a coworker, and try to communicate with your colleague a little better. Thursday your lover may call and ask you to join him or her for a quick getaway. Friday, Mercury enters your house of communications, and your imagination should soar. You might try writing through journalism, fiction, or a blog. Saturday you may meet an intellectual new love. Sunday you could look up old neighbors.

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Published on December 3 2006

Park the Peugot!! It's tougher than it looks, for all you smarties out there who insist on demolishing my score in online games. You know who you are.

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Published on November 30 2006

Last day of November, with winter coming on fast--proof was the slightly below zero windchills this afternoon. Trust me, my three-miler went a little more quickly than usual today, even with stopping to take a few pictures. Click to make 'em bigger: { gallery [parkpics] }

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Published on November 29 2006

Yeah. Positive strokes are a good thing at this time in my life, lol.
Course Title: Academic & Career Planning Course Number: RQ295 Session: Fall 2006 Session B Course Grade: A Credit Hours: 3 Current GPA: 4.0000 Grade Posted Date: 11/29/2006
Next up: (Yeah, I have to take it AGAIN)
Course Title: International Relations I Course Number: SS131 Session: Fall 2006 Session D

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Published on November 27 2006

Now, I ask you.... who would ever have seen this one coming? I'm shocked, I tell ya, shocked! Pam Anderson Files for Divorce from Kid Rock
Anderson, who is represented by celebrity hotshot lawyer Neal Hersh, cited irreconcilable differences. The couple was married August 3, 2006. Earlier this month, Anderson suffered a miscarriage. It looks like there was a rush to the courthouse. Kid Rock also filed divorce papers this morning, 53 minutes before her docs were stamped by the clerk. The process server for Kid was at the courthouse when it opened at 8:30 AM and filed five minutes later Pam's website offers a short statement confirming the divorce, saying "Yes, it's true. Unfortunately impossible."

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BBC NEWS || 'Beer goggles' effect explained
Scientists believe they have worked out a formula to calculate how "beer goggles" affect a drinker's vision. The drink-fuelled phenomenon is said to transform supposedly "ugly" people into beauties - until the morning after.

The scary part about all this is that it's the result of a "study" commissioned by Bausch and Lomb eyecare. The next scary part is the math involved. I am extremely bad at math, and my checkbook register will prove that.formula.jpg

KEY TO FORMULA

  • Beer goggles equation
  • An = number of units of alcohol consumed
  • S = smokiness of the room (graded from 0-10, where 0 clear air; 10 extremely smoky)
  • L = luminance of 'person of interest' (candelas per square metre; typically 1 pitch black; 150 as seen in normal room lighting)
  • Vo = Snellen visual acuity (6/6 normal; 6/12 just meets driving standard)
  • d = distance from 'person of interest' (metres; 0.5 to 3 metres)

Who would have ever thought that "closing time" could be mathematically explained?

The formula can work out a final score, ranging from less than one - where there is no beer goggle effect - to more than 100. Nathan Efron, Professor of Clinical Optometry at the University of Manchester, said: "The beer goggles effect isn't solely dependent on how much alcohol a person consumes, there are other influencing factors at play too. "For example, someone with normal vision, who has consumed five pints of beer and views a person 1.5 metres away in a fairly smoky and poorly lit room, will score 55, which means they would suffer from a moderate beer goggle effect."
I'm thinking that after five pints, "beer goggles" would not be the only effect I'd be suffering! :-&

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Published on November 26 2006

Just all over the place tonight, lol. I finished my final paper for class and turned it in this afternoon. (A, btw.) Dispersed kids to all their various home ports and sat down this evening to read. I started out with a Washington Post article on the Iraq Study Group, which featured this little gem:
"Unfortunately, our deliberations have been degenerating lately into petty squabbling over picayune issues of tactics, and I'm afraid I show that I have lost my patience a little bit here," wrote former CIA analyst Ray Close in an e-mail about the experts' deliberations. "Some of our most obstinate neocon diehards are still trying to fashion a strategy that is no more than an ersatz version of 'stay the course until victory.' They have been wasting our time, in my view."
Hmmmmm, sounds like our non-partisan group might be just a weeeee bit catty? Wandered around some more links to the London Review of Books where I found another article, somewhat more long-winded, of a review of Francis Fukuyama's book "After the Neocons: America at the Crossroads". LRB | Stephen Holmes : Neo-Con Futurology
An even more fundamental argument against fighting terrorism by promoting democracy, however, is that no one in the US government has any idea how to promote democracy. Fukuyama accuses the neo-cons of chatting offhandedly about democratisation while failing to study or even leaf through the ‘huge academic and practitioner-based literature on democratic transitions’. Their lack of serious attention to the subject had an astonishing justification: ‘There was a tendency among promoters of the war to believe that democracy was a default condition to which societies would revert once liberated from dictators.’ Democracy obviously has many social, economic, cultural and psychological preconditions, but those who thought America had a mission to democratise Iraq gave no thought to them, much less to helping create them. For their delicate task of social engineering, the only instrument they thought to bring along was a wrecking ball.
Ouch. More of the "bash the neocons" meme that is so prevalent in the last month or so. So.....after bookmarking a couple more reviews I want to read later, I wandered over to the classifieds on the LRB site. And found the absolute BEST personals page I have ever read!!! Where else might you find an ad like this one:
Young, charming, thoughtful, attractive, sporty, zesty, intelligent. None of these are me, but if you’d like to spend an afternoon or more considering alternative adjectives to be applied to 53-year old cantankerous dipshit, write now to box no 2202
or this one, from a laundry-challenged male:
A friend once bought me a pair of novelty underpants that had a caption on the front reading ‘In case of fire break glass’. I didn’t understand what it meant until they did actually catch fire in the tumble dryer because they were acrylic and I had the setting on too high. The door melted shut and sure enough I had to break the glass to put the fire out. Replacement dryers are very expensive. As such I would like to meet a nice woman who won’t set fire to my underpants. Stupid, stupid man, 51. Box no. 2206
Hmmmmm, I think I need to write to this guy. We definitely share at least one interest:
Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Coffee. Maltester! Be the sweetie worth ploughing my way through love’s harshest Revel’s bag for. Man, 36. Box no. 2201
This ad, on the other hand, left me completely mystified, although I can completely sympathize with her possible mental problems...Any guesses as to the translation? Or is she just bashing the neocons, too?
I trew there's charm in a wee pickle gear, /And wha wadna strive at the gaining o't? It mak's a puir body baith canty and fier, /If honesty's had the obtaining o't.. You know what I’m saying. Woman, 43. Possibly mad. Livingstone. Box no. 2204
Of course, watching Charlie Rangel do his best John Kerry imitation is always good for a little entertainment!!!

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