Friday, August 31, 2007

Religious thought.

I found this quiz over at Scarlet's Place and it looked cool I just had to give it a try. No real surpises but it was cool to check out other religions (like Bah`a i Fath) which I hadn't heard of before.

Religions closest to my beliefs according to my answers.
1. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (100%)
2. Bahá'í Faith (95%)
3. Jehovah's Witness (89%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (89%)
5. Orthodox Judaism (81%)
6. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (77%)
7. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (66%)
8. Orthodox Quaker (66%)
9. Sikhism (66%)
10. Islam (61%)
g11. Eastern Orthodox (61%)
12. Roman Catholic (61%)
13. Liberal Quakers (59%)
14. Reform Judaism (57%)
15. Seventh Day Adventist (55%)
16. Hinduism (50%)
17. Unitarian Universalism (48%)
18. Jainism (40%)
19. New Thought (38%)
20. Neo-Pagan (37%)
21. Mahayana Buddhism (36%)
22. New Age (35%)
23. Theravada Buddhism (34%)
24. Scientology (29%)
25. Secular Humanism (23%)
26. Nontheist (15%)
27. Taoism (15%)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

At least the view is nice.

Studying, I will admit, isn't my favorite thing. But, I have found a quiet breezeway with electrical outputs, study desks, WiFi access (of course!) and the view, well the view can't be beat. I can't believe more people don't study here. I suspect they are interested in other views.

My Study Hall
(Sorry the picture sux, its hard to take a good photo with a laptop.)

The other side of the breezeway has a great view too, I'll post it sometime if I get around to it.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lunar eclipse

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at PhotobucketI saw the lunar eclipse this morning. It was really beautiful. I just had to pull out my computer and take a (crappy) photo of it with my web cam. The moon is in the top right. I took the photo at about 5:38 AM MST, at this point the moon was about 5/6 obscured with just the top left illuminated.

Below is a photo by someone with a real camera and some real talent.
(not me)
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Monday, August 27, 2007


It's the second week of the school schedule. My second week of 5 AM wake ups (quite a bit earlier than I'm used to), 10 to 12 hour work days, classes and homework. I'm handling things better than I thought I would. That's encouraging, and due to lack of time, that is all.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Weird Wednesday #4

Weird Wednesday #4
Not so wordless.
Bigger Jaws than Brains
This dog has bigger jaws than brains.

(I found this while surfing random blogs at Vandom's World. He has some funny stuff. Go check him out.)

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


The Building of Lost TimeFor the record I am straight. Heh.

I just got back to work after sitting through a college orientation indented for bran' spankin' new high school grads. It felt like a high school senior sitting through Kindergarten. Everyone else was stoked to be there, I just want to graduate and be done. They were chanting college cheers and were so exited to be college kids (er adults...) I just wasn't in to chanting U-V-U, and 'giving it up for' the dean of general education. Heh. I'm old (well at least compared to 17/18 year old gals behind me; busily taking about boys, dances and general ed classes). Despite feeling a little babied, it wasn't too bad. Its good to be doing something about that degree I've been meaning to get.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


School starts a week from today. I'm all nerves right now. :(

Edit: I went and picked up my books today. One of them covers many of the topics I was the most worried about remembering/using again. Knowing that I have a whole semester to review and relearn this material has really helped my peace of mind. I still have nerves, but not anything like I was feeling before.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Simpsons Extravaganza

First off two more great banners compliments of the Illustrious Sans Pantaloons.

Another Great Banner Ad made by Sans
Another Great Banner Ad made by Sans

Next myself, Simpsonized of course.

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Thanks again for the great banners Sans!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007


I've seen more movies than normal this summer.

Last night the sushi family watched Underdog. It was cute. Not the greatest movie ever, but it was entertaining and fairly clean. ** 1/2

Ratatouille. The best movie I've seen so far. Good clean fun, and it was mostly set in a kitchen. *****

Transformers. Good but it could have been and probably should have been more family friendly. I didn't realize it was a PG 13 movie and I brought along the kids. That was a mistake. I'm probably not the only parent to do this. (I did enjoy the show when I didn't feel like covering my kids eyes though) ***

Harry Potter OOTP: Probably the best Harry Potter film to date. (From a fan of the books point of view) It may have been harder to follow if you hadn't read the books. ****

Simpsons: Gag after gag after gag produce laugh after laugh after laugh. It was better than I was expecting. ***1/2

I still would like to see "No reservations" and "Rush Hour 3".

Friday, August 10, 2007

I am no longer sans banner.

Sans made me this sweet banner. Go here to tell him how cool he is.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

List of lists

3 people who will be annoyed you tagged them…

1. Zed
2. Sans Pantaloons
3. Scarlet Spider

4 things that should go into room 101 and be removed from the face of the Earth.

1. Gangster Rap
2. Infomercials
3. Politicians
4. Ambulance Chasing Lawyers

3 things people do that make you want to shake them violently.

1. Driving like an idiots.
2. Butting in line.
3. Backstabbing.

2 things you find yourself moaning about

1. Other Drivers
2. Money

1 thing the above answers tell you about yourself

1. I don't like Jerks

Question #1: What Were You Doing 10 Years Ago?

I was a missionary in Indiana.

Question #2: List 5 Snacks You Enjoy:

1. Coca-Cola
2. More Coca-Cola
3. Cool Ranch Doritoes
4. Washed down with another Coke
5. Popcorn

Question #3: List 5 Songs You Know All The Lyrics To:

1. I Don't remember lyrics well. I can remember lyrics, melodies and everything else in music for years, lyrics leave my head pretty quickly.

Question #4: List 5 Things You Would Do If You Were A Millionaire:

1. Pay off debts
2. Take a great vacation, like to Europe or something
3. Take some classes, but I don’t know what for
4. Put some away for my kids’ college
5. Donate to the SPCA

Question #5: List 5 Bad Habits:

1. I drink too much coke
2. Short attention span
3. Not Finishing thi....
4. ...

Question #6: List 5 Things You Would Never Wear Again:

1. I had this suit My parents made me wear to church, I hated it.
2. Short short running shorts.
3. Highwater pants (It sucks growing faster than you can replace your jeans)
4. My old glasses, they had huge frames. I hated them too.
5. Gas permeable contacts. It always felt like I had sand in my eyes.

Question #7: List 5 Favorite Toys:

1. Transformers
2. Video Game Consoles
3. Hot Wheels
4. Rollerblades/Roller Skates/Ice Skates
5. Legos

Friday, August 03, 2007

It's Over

So I'm done mourning the end of the Harry Potter Series. I might actually start posting again.

I just wanted to say a few things about the books.
  • Nitwit, Oddment, Blubber, Tweak
  • Dumbledore is still my hero
  • I never stopped trusting Snape (for good or ill)
  • Hermione is the type of friend everyone should have, and that everyone should try to be
  • Good will always beat evil
  • Family is a kingly gift meted to all, value yours
  • Harry Potter Rules
In other news I'm getting ready to go back to school in the fall. I will continue to work full time. I'm a little hesitant to give up my free time. Hopefully I don't have to give up too much family time with it.