Monday, December 31, 2007

Optimist or Pessimist?

You Are a Realist

You don't see the glass as half empty or half full. You see what's exactly in the glass.
You never try to make a bad situation seem better than it is...
But you also never sabotage any good things you have going on.
You are brutally honest in your assessments of situations - and this always seems to help you cope.

Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Weekend Wrap-Up

I had a relaxing weekend which is just what I needed after the holiday craziness of last week. The highlights:
  • Played pool with Don and watched the OSU Beavers finish their season with a win over Maryland in the Emerald Bowl.
  • Put all of my Christmas gifts away in their new homes.
  • Did 3 loads of laundry.
  • Enjoyed what will likely be my final Egg Nog Latte of the season.
  • Saw the movie Juno (a recommendation of my little brother Jimmy) which I thoroughly enjoyed for it's witty writing and classic one liners. Allison Janney's performance was awesome as no one can deliver shocking and hysterical lines with the finesse that she can.
  • Cleared the rest of the cheesy holiday movies off my TiVo.
  • Slept, a lot!

I make the weather!

This has been one of my favorite quotes since I heard it for the first time a few years ago. Enjoy!

I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather.

I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a person humanized or dehumanized.

If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.


Friday, December 28, 2007

Please excuse my mess

I am in the process of making some changes and much need updates to my blog/website. However, in order to do so I need to clean up the many items that have accumulated in my "draft/ideas" folder over the last couple of years so you may see so somewhat random things appearing in the next few weeks.

Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming changes as I will be ready to tell you all about it in the next couple of weeks.

My perfect cocktail recipe

The Recipe For Julie Anne

3 parts Savvy
2 parts Love
1 part Brilliance

Splash of Naughtiness

Serve over ice

Only a little weird

You Are 24% Weirdo

You're a little weird, but you'd be even weirder if you didn't have a few quirks.
You are just strange enough to know it, but nobody else seems to notice your weirdness.
That's because, deep down, everyone is a little freaky!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Spam of the day

Received this morning. I have no idea what they are selling. Do slot machines use chips?


From: "Holly Shafer"
Subject: slot machines sale

US$ 999 bonus with every new signup! limited time only,

Poker chips, numbered poker chips, personalised poker chips ,
The alluring Welcome Bonus is set on $500

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Celebrating Christmas in front of the fire

Fire thanks to TiVo, which thankfully requires very little maintenance. :-)

Monday, December 17, 2007

A bit of Christmas Spirit

Your Christmas Sprit Level: 70%

You have a lot of Christmas spirit, and it's evident to most people who know you.
You love most things Christmas, and you do your best to make sure everyone has a great holiday.

While you like the more commercial aspects of Christmas, you truly know what the spirit of Christmas is about.
You're all about giving, being kind, and sharing the spirit of Christmas with everyone you know.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Which Peanuts Character am I?

You are Lucy!
Take this quiz!

What color Christmas tree should I have?

You Should Have a Gold Christmas Tree

For you, the holidays represent a time of optimism and wealth.
You definitely have a generous spirit, and you give a lot during the holiday season.

You really go over the top for Christmas. Everyone on your list gets a great gift.
Even if you don't have a lot of money during the holidays, it's the one time you pretend like you do.

Your gold tree would look great with: All kinds of metallic decorations

You should spend Christmas Eve watching: Miracle on 34th St

What you should bake for Santa: A ton of cookies, cupcakes, and candy. You would enjoy spoiling him.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Cinderella's Castle at Christmas

Tonight is our last night at Walt Disney World. :-(

I took this picture on Wednesday night when we attended Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Cinderella's Castle is lit up like a "glass slipper" just as she requested of the Fairy Godmother. It was absolutely breathtaking.

What the holidays mean to me

What The Holidays Mean to You

For you, the holidays are about celebration. You enjoy all the fun and fellowship that the holidays bring.

You celebrate the holidays in a minimalist style. You are likely to only give one great present and decorate your house with a few special items.

During the holidays, you like to feel cozy and comfortable. You're happy to stay inside with a roaring fire and a warm drink.

You think the holidays should be decadent and indulgent. You never mind gaining a few holiday pounds... it's worth it!

Your favorite holiday memories strongly evoke your senses. You are vividly aware of all the tastes, smells, and sounds of the holidays.

Apparently I know quite a bit about Christmas

You Know a Lot About Christmas

You got 7/10 correct

You know tons about the history and traditions surrounding Christmas.
When you celebrate the holidays, you never forget their true meaning - or all the little fun details.

Random Christmas fact: Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer was originally a promotional gimmick for Montgomery Ward.