My brain color

Quiz stolen from Barbara's blog. Thanks Babs!

What Color is Your Brain?

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At work or in school: I like to be with people, sharing with them, inspiring them, and helping them. I work and learn best when I can take into consideration people and the human element. I flourish in an atmosphere of cooperation.

With friends: I always look for perfect love. I am very romantic, and I enjoy doing thoughtful things for others. I am affectionate, supportive and a good listener.

With family: I like to be happy and loving. I am very sensitive to rejection from my family and to family conflicts. I really like to be well thought of and need frequent reassurance. I love intimate talks and warm feelings.

Excuses, excuses

Sorry, sorry guys. Haven't been here in a while. I was discouraged from blogging recently by the word wrap situation, which apparently is still a problem. It's killing me. It's retarded. I can't figure out how to fix it, the only thing I can think of is to change my template. And I really don't want to. One, because I really like this one, and two, because I don't have time right now to sit around and figure out how to change it and then work out all the bugs that come with the change.

Secondly, I haven't posted lately because things have just gotten out of hand busy. I think we've had something to do every night for about three weeks. This last weekend alone went like this: Wedding rehearsal Friday night for Joy. Shower Saturday morning for Joy. Birthday party Saturday afternoon/evening for Zoe. Bryon and Joy's wedding Sunday morning/afternoon/evening. Monday morning figuring out my iPod with Jeff and downloading CDs. Then birthday party for Nathan and me tonight. And now we're doing laundry. It's been quite the weekend. And we leave for China Thursday!!! Yay!!!

So, I'm still out here. I'm just drowning in details! And if there's anything I hate, it's details. I need a weekend to recover from this weekend. I will try to post something more interesting tomorrow, but for right now I'm out. I'm going to read Barbara's blog, which I've been neglecting lately.



My growing readership!

Fanfare, please.
Are you ready? I now have THREE READERS that I know of! Here they are:
1. Barbara
2. Jude (maybe...are you still here, Jude? Hey Jude....)
3. Arpie (Ta da! My newest reader!)
I'm so excited! And I've never even met Arpie! But Nathan says she's cool, so she
must be. Plus, her friend has a really cool art display up at Plush right now. I'd
tell the other two of you to go check it out, but it wouldn't do much good since one
of you is in Redwood City and the other is in Wales. Whatever, you two. Guess the
OC just wasn't good enough for you. :P
Okay, that's quite enough writing for the night. See you all later!

Quiz thingy

My friend Alyssa at work is the trivia queen. So every once in a while she starts a
competition for us and passes out quizzes every day for about a month. Today's was
right up my alley. So I'm posting it! It's titled "Do great books make great movies?"
The rule is that you can find your answers anywhere you want, except on the internet.
Have fun! Oh, and also: I don't have the answers. But when I get them, I'll post them!

1. The Lord of the Rings film trilogy took director Peter Jackson seven years to
complete. How long did it take writer J. R. R. Tolkien to complete the books?
a. One year
b. Three years
c. The exact same amount of time it took to make the movies: seven years
d. Over ten years

2. In the 1994 film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, Winona Ryder
played Jo March. Who played Jo in the 1933 version of the film?
a. Bette Davis
b. Katharine Hepburn
c. Judy Garland
d. Joan Crawford

3. Which award-winning war film was based on Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness?
a. The Bridge on the River Kwai
b. The Great Escape
c. Apocalypse Now
d. The Deer Hunter

4. There have been several movie versions of Shakespeare's Hamlet. Which of the
following actors has not played the role of Hamlet in a movie?
a. Richard Burton
b. Kenneth Branagh
c. Sir John Gielgud
d. Laurence Olivier

5. Clueless, the 1995 film starring Alicia Silverstone as the teenage heroine Cher,
is based on which classic novel?
a. Sense and Sensibility
b. Emma
c. Great Expectations
d. My Antonia

6. Which actor made his motion-picture debut as the reclusive Boo Radley in the
1962 film of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird? (Tequila Mockingbird?)
a. Sam Shepard
b. Warren Beatty
c. Robert Duvall
d. Gregory Peck

7. Nicole Kidman won an Academy Award for her role as Virginia Woolf in The Hours,
which was based on Michael Cunningham's 1999 Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the
same name. Which of Virginia Woolf's works was central to the story?
a. A Room of One's Own
b. To the Lighthouse
c. Mrs. Dalloway
d. The Waves

8. Although the name of Harry's owl is used in the book Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer's Stone, it is not mentioned in the movie version. What is the owl's name?
a. Harold
b. Hugo
c. Hedwig
d. Hootie

9. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest won 5 Academy Awards, including best actory, best
actress, best director, and best picture. How did Ken Kesey, who wrote the 1962
novel, react to the movie?
a. He loved it
b. He thought it was OK
c. He hated it
d. He laughed, he cried -- it was better than Cats

10. When Rhett Butler declared "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" in Gone With
the Wind, he uttered one of the most famous lines in movie history. In the book, the
line was slightly different. What was it?
a. "My dear, I don't give a damn!"
b. "Frankly, I don't give a damn!"
c. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a darn!"
d. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a hill o' beans!"


WHAT IS WRONG WITH THIS THING!?!? Since they reformatted blogger, I don't have word wrap!
It just keeps typing on and on in one big line unless I hit return. What is that
about? I feel like I'm using a typewriter!! AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!! I'll have to ask
Babs how to fix it.....


Hymn for a Wednesday (or Thursday...)

Choir tonight. Or last night. Or whatever. The stupid Old Navy site has kicked me out twice now while I was trying to order a shirt. So I'll try it tomorrow. So I thought I'd come here and post my favorite hymn instead. I've had it since Sunday, but am just now getting around to it. Here you go. Love it like I love it!

Safe in the shadow

Safe in the shadow of the Lord
Beneath his hand and power,
I trust in him, I trust in him,
My fortress and my tower.

My hope is set on God alone
Though Satan spreads his snare;
I trust in him, I trust in him,
To keep me in his care.

From fears and phantoms of the night,
From foes about my way,
I trust in him, I trust in him
By darkness as by day.

His holy angels keep my feet
Secure from every stone;
I trust in him, I trust in him,
And unafraid go on.

Strong in the everlasting name,
And in my Father's care,
I trust in him, I trust in him
Who hears and answers prayer.

Safe in the shadow of the Lord,
Possessed by love divine,
I trust in him, I trust in him
And meet his love with mine.