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Nov. 24th, 2008 02:22 pm
Hello new friends!

This is a public announcement:

I recently cross-posted an add_me post in a few communities. I just wanted to let everyone know that I am not getting my notifications from LJ. If you saw my post and decided to add me, please let me know! I am only adding back those who have commented to me somewhere and expressed interest in being friends.

This does not apply to you if I've already added you. lol If you're already on my friends list, please read this intro post to get a more in depth view into my life.

Thanks, and welcome to my world!

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about self than concerned about others, more atheist than religious, more loner than dependent, more lazy than workaholic, more traditional than rebel, more engineering mind than artistic mind, more cynical than idealist, more leader than follower, and more introverted than extroverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are adventurous (100%), greedy (64%), romantic (57%).

Young Professional88%
Punk Rock67%
Life Experience

Your political views would best be described as Liberal, whom you agree with around 50% of the time.
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Lower Middle Class. You make more than 0% of those who have taken this test, and 4% more than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated PG-13.
By the way, your hottness rank is 64%, hotter than 90% of other test takers.

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Journal Gems for 11 Sep 06 - from [ profile] journalgems

1. Where were you when you heard the first reports about what is now known as 9/11?
I was at home watching it on the news. I went to work later that night and everybody was talking about it.

2. What shocked you this last week?
That my boss is gone. I don't know who my new boss is yet. I just found out yesterday.

3. When you think of your country, What comes to mind?
Maple syrup and my work.

4. What's coming up for you that you aren't looking forward to?
Working extra shifts. :(

5. You've got $100. What do you spend it on?
Bills, but if I could spare it I'd buy something for the baby.

6. What's your weakness?
Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts

7. What's your strength?
Compassion and a willingness to help.

I took the free personality test!

Your Existing Situation

Acts in an orderly, methodical, and self-contained manner. Needs the sympathetic understanding of someone who will give her recognition and approval.

Your Stress Sources

Wants to overcome a feeling of emptiness and to bridge the gap which she feels separates herself from others. Anxious to experience life in all its aspects, to explore all its possibilities, and to live it to the fullest. She therefore resents any restriction or limitation being imposed on her and insists on being free and unhampered.

Your Restrained Characteristics

Feels that she is burdened with more than her fair share of problems. However, she sticks to her goals and tries to overcome her difficulties by being flexible and accommodating.

Feels trapped in a distressing or uncomfortable situation and seeking some way of gaining relief. Able to achieve satisfaction from sexual activity.

Wants to broaden her fields of activity and insists that her hopes and ideas are realistic. Distressed by the fear that she may be prevented from doing what she wants; needs both peaceful conditions and quiet reassurance to restore her confidence.

Willing to become emotionally involved and able to achieve satisfaction through sexual activity, but tries to avoid conflict.

Your Desired Objective

Longs for a tender and sympathetic bond and for a situation of idealized harmony. Has an imperative need for tenderness and affection. Susceptible to anything esthetic.

Your Actual Problem

Seeks to avoid criticism and to prevent restriction of her freedom to act, and to decide for herself by the exercise of great personal charm in her dealings with others.

Your Actual Problem #2

Has a fear that she might be prevented from achieving the things she wants. This leads her to employ great personal charm in her dealings with others, hoping that this will make it easier for her to reach her objectives.

You Are an Excellent Cook

You're a top cook, but you weren't born that way. It's taken a lot of practice, a lot of experimenting, and a lot of learning.
It's likely that you have what it takes to be a top chef, should you have the desire...

Tagged by [ profile] coleslilwitch

Name ten of life's simple pleasures that you like most, then pick ten people to do the same.

1) my husband's love
2) cuddling with my pets
3) watching lightning storms
4) going to a matinee with my husband and being the only 2 in the theatre
5) days off (and still getting paid)
6) when people make the recipes from my collection and tell me how much they liked it
7) sharing my cooking with people and them asking me for the recipe
8) walks with Vicki at the dog park
9) Low-cal chips
10) warm summer days spent walking around downtown

I won't tag, but feel free to steal it or post your answers here. :)
I saw [ profile] judevenn's post like this awhile back and have been meaning to do it too. Since there's not much going on at work, and nothing exciting happening in my life right now, I thought it'd be fun to post. I've added some new people to my journal so some might find it hard, but some will also find it informative. :) The rest of you will find it easy. lol

Of these 10 statements, only 5 are true. Can you tell which 5 are the fakes?
hehe I made 5 true and 5 false.

1. The first paying job I had was babysitting. After babysitting came the military. I've never flipped burgers.

2. I didn't get my full driver's licence until I was 25. And only then it was because I pretty much had to. Before that I used to walk everywhere or take the bus.

3. I used to have a pet monkey named Jo-Jo. We had to give him to the zoo when I was about 5.

4. Guacamole is my most favouritest condiment. I can eat the stuff on fajitas or buttered toast.

5. I wear makeup everyday. It feels weird to go somewhere without it on.

6. I worked in Israel for 6 months for the UN. I got to visit Syria as well because our camp was on the border.

7. I have a hard time remembering phone numbers. I'm great with names, but really bad with numbers.

8. I am allergic to metal. I can wear gold, silver, titanium, and other expensive metals, but the rest give me a rash. It's annoying because so many things are made of metal, like some buttons on pants.

9. I am an only child. I always wanted siblings growing up. My husband has 3 brothers and a sister and they are all really close.

10. I am afraid of heights. It's the weirdest thing too because I used to be a daredevil when I was a kid. I don't know when or why it started, but I first noticed my fear when we went to Ouimet Canyon this past summer.

What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: Chicken The only thing that comes to mind right now is chicken. I prepare it so many different ways. I don't eat a lot of red meat, but I could eat chicken every day.
Literary: Aside from my Shopaholic books, I read Canadian Living Shopaholic is a great chick lit series. I read Canadian Living because it's a woman's magazine that is geared towards real women. The real reason I read it though is for the recipes.
Audiovisual: CSI I love this show, all of them. I probably drive my husband nuts because I fall asleep to it every night.
Musical: CBC radio OK, it's not musical. I hardly listen to music these days, but I have the radio on practically 24/7.
Celebrity: Hugh Jackman My husband is probably laughing at me right now. I like Wolverine, what can I say?

Now I tag:-

[ profile] i_don_t_like [ profile] to_tag_people [ profile] but_the_meme [ profile] says_i_must and [ profile] doitif_you_want

to complete this same Quiz, Its HERE.

Feel free to post your answers here if you want. :)
Buff sweetie
You scored 50% masculine, 76% athletic, 36% exotic, and 56% refined!
You like a buff guy with a clean and polished look. However, you do prefer a more innocent look to him and not the testosterone pumped manly man kind. Someone you might like is.......Brad Pitt. (At least in this picture - his style changes so much it's hard to generalize about Brad) 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 Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

I will always help a friend in need. And I will put my money where my mouth is. I am just not buying this story. You can guarantee that if one of my pets was sick, it would be at the top of my journal. If I was going to cross post it to several communities, it's also a safe bet that my post would be public. Animals get sick. It's a fact of life. Sure, it's not fair, but it's also not fair to expect others to pay your vet bill.

When I first moved away from home I was 19 years old and making $7,000 annual (Canadian). I had 2 cats that I had since I was 5 years old, and a ferret that I had for a couple years, and I could not leave any of them behind. After months of applying I miraculously got approved for a Visa. I could never afford to use it, but it was there in case I needed it. I was so broke, that after paying my share of the rent and utilities, I'd have about $3 left for lunch. That $3 would last me all week. My cats had more food than I did because I made sure that they ate. I lived off potatoes, salads, and I'd cook hamburger helper and freeze it into tiny portions that would be my supper for a week. My ferret got sick on me twice. The first time it drained my bank account. I had a couple hundred saved up for when I first moved out that I planned to put towards household items like dishes, but the money had to go to her. About a year later she got sick again and died. My cats lived full healthy lives for several more years. Tigger passed at 19, and Bogey passed at 20 years old. I would have starved myself before I ever let any of my pets suffer in pain. They were my responsibility, and I treasured them.

The post I have mentioned was upsetting because it's not fair for someone to pull on people's heart strings and expect them to support a stranger's pet. I saw this post last night and came back to see if there were pictures, as she had promised. There are none. I considered donating a couple dollars, but something just didn't sit right. And after her reply, well, it isn't sitting any better.

If you cannot afford a pet, or you are not willing to spend your money on it, then you should give it away to someone who can afford to. I wouldn't be posting $800 wish lists or talk about buying dresses if my pets were sick. I gather that the money would be nice to have, but I don't think she needs it. I saw this scam before, and I will not buy into it. Just last month Vicki got sick. We had to pay $160 for an $8 Benadryl pill. It was totally unexpected, but you know, that's part of owning pets. While it was a bitch to have to shell out that money, I would never ask any of you to pay me back for it. Sure, it would be nice to get that money back, but it would be wrong of me to ask. Even though this is the internet, I still don't think it's acceptable.

I feel the same way about having kids. If you can't afford one, don't have one. If you accidentally conceive and wish to keep it, then it's your choice and you should own up to it. Don't complain about the costs, or ask strangers for money. It's your responsibility.

Maybe this seems a little harsh. I just think she should have gone to her first line of defence before posting in an internet community. Ask mom and dad or friends. If that doesn't work, get a credit card or a small loan from a bank. Certainly if I knew her in person as a friend or family member, I'd definitely help her. Heck, if she was on my friends list for a couple months I'd probably give some money. I would not be able to ask anyone for money if it was my cat though because I would make sure they were taken care of before I bought a new outfit. The lack of details, her personal journal posts, and the lack of pictures of the sick cat leave me suspicious. I stand by what I said... If you can't afford a pet, find a nice home for it.

Oh Yeah!

Jan. 12th, 2006 07:42 pm
I voted today! This is the second time in my life that I voted. The first was when I turned 18... because I could. ;) Members of the military are privileged with early voting, and we got to do it at work. It took about 5 minutes.

I voted Liberal if you were wondering. ;)


Jan. 5th, 2006 11:18 pm
We got our 4GB white iPod Nanos today. [ profile] nodeg subscribed to an audio book site so I downloaded the book they featured on Oprah that I really wanted to read. It's called A Million Little Pieces, and is 10 hours long. This iPod is really cute. lol We are expecting a car adapter thingy and I'm getting an arm band for it to take to the gym. Hubby picked out the arm band for me, all I know is it's purple.

I have NO music files at all. I just got used to having my hard drive formatted every 6 months to a year that I stopped copying my CD's over or downloading music. I stopped buying music too because we never setup a stereo in the house... I'm gonna blame that on [ profile] nodeg too. lol I used to be huge into music, but I've learned to live without it. And now here I am with an iPod and I feel almost clueless. Hubby showed me a few sites so I'll have to see if I can start building a collection again. I don't even know what new music I'd like. The radio stations here still play the same 10 songs from the 90's. When they do play new songs, they pick one and play it for months on end until I'm ready to scream. hahah That would be why I love CBC so much. That and they don't have commercials (except for the political messages they are obligated to play).

What kind of music (artists or specific songs) do you like? Do you know of any good web sites to get me started?

I'll get a picture of my iPod tomorrow and show you the engraving. lol My husband did it and it's really cute.

Who else is love?
[ profile] pseudomonas me scripsit anno 2005

96% Compatible

♥ MinxyBaby and Nodeg have been romantically-together for a long time. That alone demonstrates a degree of compatibility. The fact that arguments between the two are uncommon is favorable. Similar personality descriptions are a plus. Their shared faith will help form a bond between them. They both abstain from drinking, so that helps compatibility. Their astrological signs are in harmony, which is a plus. Their common love of animals is another good thing. And their views on children are similar. Overall, MinxyBaby and Nodeg are highly compatible. They are capable of having a beautiful relationship together. ♥

Take the Dating Compatibility Test

1. What's on your feet? white socks

2. Turn to your right -- what do you see? the red Ikea lamp on my desk

3. What is the last thing you ate? Kraft dinner with pepperettes (hey, don't judge lol... my husband has to leave for work soon so we didn't have much time to cook and eat)

4. What can you smell right now? pepperettes

5. Do you wear hats? I wear a beret for work. Outisde of work, no.

First Snow

Nov. 15th, 2005 04:21 pm
We had snow last week, but it was so light and the weather was too warm that it melted as soon as it hit the ground. Today we got our first *real* snow fall. The weather is calling for freezing rain and more snow.

2 Pictures of My Front Yard )

Weather Forecast... the reason I hate Ottawa this time of the year )

My husband is out in that shit right now getting gas for me and picking up my lunch for tonight. I'm leaving for work real soon, and I'll be taking the long way, avoiding all highways. I can't wait until Ottawa cools down to a normal winter temperature and only snow falls from the sky. I broke my pelvis in a car accident 2 years ago because we got caught in freezing rain. Ugh I hate this weather.
This year was an unusual Remembrance Day for my husband and I. Normally we are standing on parade to honour those who fell in conflict. We both belong to units that work shifts, and as luck would have it, we were both off shift. I miss being on parade and celebrating afterwards. My favourite part is going to the legions and having a drink with the veterans. I enjoy talking to the brave men and women that served this country before me. I especially love dancing with the old men. This year we didn't do Remembrance Day, but went out to a restaurant instead. I wanted to make a post, to type out something meaningful and heartfelt, but I had nothing to say.

On my lunch break today,  )
I accomplished a little bit today so I feel better now. It still feels like time is slipping away, especially when it comes to Christmas. I haven't started to shop for my husband yet. I'll probably order most of his gifts online, so I better start shopping soon so they can be delivered in time.

We went out for dinner tonight, just to a little restaurant down the road. The intersection was blocked by police cars and taped off so pedestrians couldn't get in either. There were CSI guys on the scene too. They had mini pylons marking out places on the street. I saw a bike laying on its side, so I fear that someone was hit. The news plays on the radio at the top of the hour and it was 7:30pm, so I'll have to google to find out what happened. My neighbourhood is becoming more and more scary by the week. That's the 4th major event, with the last one being the young woman that was murdered.

Tomorrow's my last day off. Hubby and I are hoping to go to a matinee at the new theatre. Maybe later in the afternoon we'll go photo shooting around town. My husband wants to take some photos that will be nice enough to hang in the house and fill our empty walls.

I'm doing laundry right now, and I want to clean the bathrooms before bed. I should get offline here and get back to work!

Tagged by hellsbells278 )

Good night!
We watched Ghostbusters last night, and it inspired me to post some pictures.

I was on a course with the military in Kingston, Ontario. We all went out drinking one night, and found ourselves in an empty bar... I think it was Stages. We decided to stay because it was almost like a private club for us, and there were more than enough of us to keep partying. Dan Aykroyd ended up coming into the bar with a bunch of body guards. I got my picute taken with him. I was 20 years old in these pics. Yes, I was smoking a big cigar, and yes, I was hammered )

Another story for you...

My husband bought me a picture for Christmas (I think) and one for himself, and got them framed & matted. This was back in the "too poor for bus fare" days, so we had to walk to the big mall and back. Our pictures were done so we went to pick them up. Instead of just carrying a huge box home, we wrote on it with marker to make it fun. ;)

Honk if you love... )

Sorry for the picture quality. Our scanner is a bit old now.



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