15 December, 2005

Blogthings Redux

You Are 27 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

You Are Internal - Realist - Empowered

You feel your life is controlled internally.
If you want something, you make it happen.
You don't wait around for things to go your way.
You value your independence and don't like others to have control.

You are a realist when it comes to luck.
You don't attribute everything to luck, but you do know some things are random.
You don't beat yourself up when bad things happen to you...
But you do your best to try to make your own luck.

You have a good deal of power, but you also know the pecking order.
You realize that working the system does get you further.
You know who to defer to and who to control.
When it comes to the game of life, you play things flawlessly.

You Are Not Scary

Everyone loves you. Isn't that sweet?

You Are Marsha Marsha Marshmallow Ice Cream

Outdoorsy and gluttonous, yup, that's you!

Your Pimp Name Is...

Daisy Glider

You Passed 8th Grade Science

Congratulations, you got 8/8 correct!


You Passed 8th Grade Math

Congratulations, you got 10/10 correct!

What? Math? Awesome!

Your Irish Name Is...

Sorcha O'Neill

Your Heart Is Blue

Love is a doing word for you. You know it's love when you treat each other well.
You are a giving lover, but you don't give too much. You expect something in return.

Your flirting style: Friendly

Your lucky first date: Lunch at an outdoor cafe

Your dream lover: Is both generous and selfish

What you bring to relationships: Loyalty

Your Career Type: Artistic

You are expressive, original, and independent.
Your talents lie in your artistic abilities: creative writing, drama, crafts, music, or art.

You would make an excellent:

Actor - Art Teacher - Book Editor
Clothes Designer - Comedian - Composer
Dancer - DJ - Graphic Designer
Illustrator - Musician - Sculptor

The worst career options for your are conventional careers, like bank teller or secretary.

How You Life Your Life

You seem to be straight forward, but you keep a lot inside.
You're laid back and chill, but sometimes you care too much about what others think.
You're open to new people and friends, which makes you a pretty popular person.
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.

Little too right for 5 questions! Am I that knowable?

Your 1920's Name is:

Verda Clarabelle

Your Eyes Should Be Gray

Your eyes reflect: Intensity and drive

What's hidden behind your eyes: A sensitive soul

You Are 50% Boyish and 50% Girlish

You are pretty evenly split down the middle - a total eunuch.
Okay, kidding about the eunuch part. But you do get along with both sexes.
You reject traditional gender roles. However, you don't actively fight them.
You're just you. You don't try to be what people expect you to be.


14 December, 2005

Ice, Ice Baby; Acupuncture ROCKS!

Ice, Ice Baby
So we are supposed to be getting an ice storm tonight. I say BRING IT ON!


Well, because. Inclement weather days are like found money - you can do whatever you want on snow days! You can eat whatever. You don't have to feel guilty about spending all day in warm PJ's, drinking tea and reading the latest PD James (which my wonderful husband bought for me). We could finish putting up Christmas, we could figure out what we are getting people for Christmas, we could get the laundry caught up! We have so much to do this weekend it is INSANE (but in a good way) and I would enjoy some family time. I missed my peeps while I was in Miami - I love all their little quirks and peculiarities and craziness. Well, most days.

And ice storms, while dangerous and scary, also create some beautiful landscapes. The sparkling ice clinging to each branch, each blade of grass, no surface escapes its cold embrace, or its glassine crust.

Acupuncture Rocks
I have always been curious about eastern medicine and other complementary therapies. Well, my doctor acupunctured me for my sinus infection and I am 10 times better already. It is awesome. I am totally in!!

It always bristles just a bit when things like acupuncture, massage, hydrotherapy, reiki, etc. are shunned as "alternative." Western doctors don't know everything; nor does anyone else. Our bodies and their workings are far more mysterious and miraculous and fantastic than we will ever know. And if two teensy needles in my knees make my sinus infection go away, or if 3 sessions of reiki end 7 years of infertility, or if a neck massage and stress relieving peppermint cream rubbed on my temples end a migraine, well, who am I to argue?

Well, time for the Grinch so I am out.



11 December, 2005

I'm Siiiiiiiiiiiiiick; Miami, My Amy

I'm Sick...
That must be said in a SUPER whiny voice.

I have just returned from a Regional Intensive Training in Miami about building the capacity of my organization to increase primary care services. It was great! I know I need a LOT more on fiscal management, fund allocation methodology, building evaluation plans that are reasonable, and finding new ways to raise money. But I think I could have taught the sessions on grant writing, board development, and strategic planning. So, maybe next year they will ask me to be a consultant! THAT would be cool!!

So anyway, last night was the only night we had any free time and so a group of us drank in the bar, went out to dinner and drinks, and watched the holiday boat parade and fireworks, and then went back to the hotel and crashed! And the longer I laid in my bed watching TV the sicker I felt - my nose started running, I was coughing and had chills and fever and I was sneezing. And the worse I felt, the harder I tried to talk myself into going to the gift shop to purchase some VERY expensive cold medicine and the longer I laid there the less I felt like I could make it down the elevator. So I took 4 advil and went to sleep. I felt better this morning and now OH MY GOD I feel horrible.

And poor Molly - she is as bad as I am. When she saw me I heard her yell "Hey Mobby!" I said "How long has she been sick?" The answer - since last night! Creepy coincidence, or did Typhoid Meghan incubate something and infect us??

So Miami was probably nice - I mostly saw the inside of the room we were meeting in - but the information I got was great . I know it was about 40 degrees warmer and 45%more humid in Miami, which I could live without! But even though I talk a good game, I don't feel completely safe just venturing out on my own in a strange city (I know, shocker, right?) so I was just as happy! I wouldn't have minded a dip in the pool, but it was that or dinner and dinner won!

My Amy
So we sent LOTS of baby stuff to my brother and his wife when they announced her pregnancy - crib, bassinet, bathtub, bouncy seat, play mat, whatever. They had their baby shower today and spent about 20 minutes informing me of all the stuff that they were given that was better than what we had sent.

Well SOR-RY!

Don't know why that ticked me off - they should be able to use whatever they want. It's their baby and people gave the stuff to them. I guess it just seemed in bad taste...just don't mention it and return our stuff when you are done with it! My brother has the tact of an elephant and someday I am going to learn not to take it personally. And someday he is going to learn how to say things without coming off as a huge a-hole!