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Sunday, November 13, 2005


Just as I despise the slimy pressed canned meat, I despise the comments telling me that I should visit guatemala and check out such and such a website. So I've decided to moderate comments. Should cut back on the crap that enters my inbox.

And, as always, check out my other blog, Chartreuse Knits. Cuz I actually update that blog.

Thursday, October 13, 2005


61% Tastefulness, 58% Originality, 72% Deliberateness, 40% Sexiness
[Tasteful Original Deliberate Prissy]

One is certain: you have great taste and plenty of ideas. You have
clearly defined beliefs about what's good and what's bad in fashion but
they are far from banal. Stylish and imaginative, you prefer to inspire
admiration than to shock and you mostly succeed. Even if sometimes
you'd like to have more courage to put on something absolutely
outrageous you do great job in creating a unique look that others look
up to. There is a possibility that you work in the fashion industry. If
you don't, perhaps you should.

The opposite style from yours is Bar Cruiser [Flamboyant Conventional Random Sexy].

All the categories: Fashion Enemy Bar Cruiser Kid Next Door Sex Bomb Hippie Kid Fashion Rebel Fashion Artist Catwalk God(ess) Librarian Sporty Hottie Office Master Uptown Girl/ Boy Brainy Student Movie Star Fashionista Glamorous Soul

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 60% on Tastefulness
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You scored higher than 76% on Originality
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You scored higher than 97% on Deliberateness
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You scored higher than 27% on Sexiness
Link: The Fashion Style Test written by mari-e on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Whoa there

I know I haven't posted here in forever. My other blog that I actually update is Chartreuse Knits. Yeah, it's mostly knitting. But every so often I post about other stuff too. Here's a post I posted over there. It's quite revelatory, just in case you were interested.

I got inspired to make a list of things that bother and please me. I decided to post it to reveal a little bit about myself. These are in no particular order, except the order in which I thought of them. Be inspired to make one of your own (I am quite verbose, so feel free to reduce it to ten or even five things!)

25 Things that bother me:

  1. Greasy hair
  2. Adults ridiculed or outwitted by their children
  3. Being vain and thinking I know something, only to be proven dreadfully wrong
  4. Pretentiousness
  5. My haircut
  6. Not being able to understand things easily
  7. The taste of milk that’s beginning to turn slightly sour
  8. Acne
  9. Realizing I’m much stupider than I believed myself to be
  10. Feeling fat
  11. The feeling of spiderwebs on my skin, either real or imagined
  12. When I make a fool of myself
  13. Knowing I’ve made a mistake, ignoring it in the present, then in the future coming across it and remembering my laziness at not fixing it
  14. How mean I was as a child
  15. Being overly flattered or overly criticized
  16. Humidity
  17. Getting mango fibers stuck in my teeth
  18. Poor grammar
  19. Unrequited love
  20. Unhappy endings
  21. Naming someone Jesus
  22. The totally irrelevant naming of subdivisions and street names, such as “The Woods” to describe a subdivision that is scrub brush and weeds
  23. Extreme disorganization
  24. How I’m always in love
  25. The lack of inspiration for poetry I’ve suffered in recent years

25 Things that please me:

  1. Wearing warm sweaters when it’s cold out
  2. Listening to melancholic music and feeling a surge of melancholic emotion, even if I’m happy
  3. Capturing an awesome photograph
  4. Random acts of kindness
  5. Waking up ½ an hour early, and then realizing I get to sleep that much longer
  6. Ice Cream
  7. Knitting
  8. Bagpipes and violins
  9. Blue eyes
  10. Getting chills of excitement at a movie preview
  11. Being a Spaniard
  12. Fantasy worlds accessible only through literature
  13. Music moving me to sing and dance
  14. Long Hugs
  15. Disney movies
  16. Online games like Alchemy, Fowl Words, or Gold Miner
  17. Unexpected but harmonious color combinations
  18. Bargain shopping
  19. Overstuffed chairs and cups of hot tea
  20. How attached I am to my family
  21. My ability to memorize and recite poetry
  22. Looking at the scale and realizing I’ve lost weight
  23. Cute artistry and stuffed animals
  24. Teaching someone something they didn’t know
  25. The smell of rain

Thursday, June 16, 2005


Your Star Wars Pickup Line

"If I said you had a mint first-edition, still-in-box action figure, would you hold it against me?"

Your IQ Is 105

Your Logical Intelligence is Average
Your Verbal Intelligence is Exceptional
Your Mathematical Intelligence is Average
Your General Knowledge is Genius

Silly Little Quiz

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

A List of Lists

If you don't want to talk to me after reading this, let me read YOUR responses and then I won't talk to you.... or something ;-)

Guilty Pleasures:

  • Hanson’s “Mmmm Bop”
  • TLC’s “What Not to Wear”
  • Little House on the Prairie Books
  • French Fries dipped in basil pesto ranch salad dressing
  • Sleeping in nothing but a T-shirt (though I don’t do it often simply because of the possibility of a walk-in by somebody, or sharing a room with somebody). Sorry if that was TMI.

Movies that seemingly everybody in the world has seen, except me

  • Cold Mountain
  • Zoolander
  • Back to the Future (All parts)
  • Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • School of Rock

Worst band image/gimmick

Classic Rock bands or artists that still think they’re in their 20’s, and most definitely are NOT, and should get over the fact that that time in their lives is past.

  • The Rolling Stones. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Rolling Stones, but it’s a little nasty to see Sir Mick and company with their shirts off at this point in time.
  • Paul McCartney. His marriage to a woman ONE YEAR OLDER than his daughter is something I just can’t get over.
  • Madonna. Yes she dresses much better (mostly) than she did twenty years ago, but her way of dancing/gyrating in music videos nowadays is just not right for a 40-something woman.
Top Ten Favorite Not-Your-Typical-Popular-Music Favorite Songs:
  • Mocedades and Donovan – Colores
  • A Scholar and a Physician – Super Mario Brothers Dirty Mix (OCRemix.org)
  • Beauty and the Beast – Tale As Old As Time
  • James Horner – Launching the Boat (From “The Devil’s Own” Soundtrack)
  • Moxy Fruvous – King of Spain
  • Wilco – I’m Always in Love
  • Paul McCartney and Wings – Mull of Kintyre
  • Mike Cross – The Drunk Scotsman
  • Denis Leary – Cows with Guns
  • Barenaked Ladies – Call and Answer

The First 5 records/CDs you owned:
    1. Real McCoy
    2. Ace of Base – The Bridge
    3. The Beatles – Help
    4. La Bouche – Be My Lover single
    5. The London Symphony Orchestra performs the Beatles’ Greatest Hits
Yes. I was a weird hybrid of a child of the 60's and of the mid-90's (I discovered the wonders of the radio and music not of the generation of my parents sometime between 1995 and 1997, or, between the fourth and sixth grades).

Top Five things you wouldn't open your mouth and say aaaaaaaaah for

  1. A worm
  2. Your Mom
  3. Intestines
  4. Battery Acid
  5. Vanilla/Coconut sweet syrup

Top Five Things I should be doing right now but am procrastinating on:

  1. Editing my final paper for my English class tomorrow
  2. Not Singing along to Dave Matthews, BNL, Oasis and others
  3. Studying for Communications Final Exam tomorrow
  4. Finishing my Nutrition/Psychology review sheets
  5. Not Knitting
List Ideas taken from A Small Victory.

Saturday, April 30, 2005

I'm Feeling:

Which is why I have that button instead of having read three chapters of Psychology. I hate procrastinating, but the pressure isn't sufficient to kick my arse into gear.... grrr.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Annemarie Paloma Pearson's Aliases

Your movie star name: Chocolate Howard

Your fashion designer name is Annemarie Prague

Your socialite name is Chanapatina Madrid

Your fly girl / guy name is A Pea

Your detective name is Cat St. Joseph

Your barfly name is Rice Krispies Wine

Your soap opera name is Paloma Paxinosa

Your rock star name is Godiva Printer

Your star wars name is Annevi Peadav

Your punk rock band name is The Calm Thermometer

Your Life Path Number Is 7


You are a peaceful and affectionate soul... and by nature rather reserved and analytical.

The overwhelming strength of the number 7 is reflected in the depth of thinking that is shown.

You will garner knowledge from practically every source that you find.

Intellectual, scientific and studious, you don't accept a premise until you have dissected the subject and arrived at you own independent conclusion.

This is a very spiritual number and it often denotes a sort of spiritual wisdom that becomes apparent at a fairly early age. You need a good deal of quiet time to be with your own inner thoughts and dreams.

You dislike crowds, noise and confusion.

You are very thorough and complete in your work, the perfectionist who expects everyone else to be a meet a high standard of performance, too.

You evaluate situations very quickly and with amazing accuracy.

You rely heavily on your experiences and your intuition, rather than accepting advice from someone.

Your hunches usually prove to be very accurate, and knowing this, you are one who tends to follow the directions they seem to guide.

It's easy for you to detect deception and recognize insincere people.

You aren't one to have a wide circle of friends, but once you accept someone as a friend, it's for life.

You really aren't a very social person, and your reserve is often taken to be aloofness.

You actually like being alone, away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

In many ways, you would have fit in better in much earlier times when the pace of life was less hectic.

In the most negative use of the 7 energies, you can become very pessimistic, lackadaisical, quarrelsome, and secretive.

A Life Path 7 individual who is not living life fully and gaining through experiences.

A negative 7 is a hard person to live with because of a serious lack of consideration.

The negative 7 is very selfish and spoiled.

If you have any of the negative traits they are very difficult to get rid of.

At your worst, you feel that the world really does owe you something - or in some way you aren't being fairly treated.

Fortunately, the negative 7 is not the typical 7, at least not without some mitigating positive traits.

This number is one that seems to have some major shifts from highs to lows.

Stability in feelings may be elusive for you.

What Kind of Catholic are you?

You scored 59, on a scale of 0 to 100. Here's how to interpret your score:

You are a liberal Catholic
You love the church, but you'd like to see some changes in certain areas--birth control, divorce, the role of women--where official teaching seems disconnected from contemporary experience. Your favorite hymn is probably "On Eagle's Wings" and your favorite pope is John XXIII. You admire Dorthy Day and like the philosophy behind movies like "Dead Man Walking."

What kind of Catholic are you?
To those of you who know me, the things in red won't come as a big surprise....

You Know You're Addicted to Lord of the Rings When...

You start quoting from the movie as part of regular conversation.

You like to tell your mom that you are hungry by quoting: "Merry, I'm hungry."

She used to just laugh, but now she says, "What would you like to eat, Pippin?"

You continually ask your parents for second breakfast.

All the staff at your local cinema knows you by your first name and even before you open your mouth to speak, they say "Ticket for 'Fellowship of The Ring?'"

You hate Burger King food, but you ate nothing else for a month to get the toys.

You've crammed up your computer's memory by downloading every single screensaver from www.LordoftheRings.net

You wander around the house in a knee length nightie, pyjama trousers and an unfastened dressing gown (to give you a train). You are trying to be an elf, and actually manage to forget that the nightie is blue with dolphins, the trousers have teddies on and the dressing gown is tartan.

Your Lord of the Rings shirt has not yet met the washing machine.

You don't have enough money to buy groceries for the next week before payday, yet you charge £50 on your credit card to get a three year charter membership in the official LOTR fan club. Who needs food anyway?

You refer to parts of your town as parts of Middle-Earth.

You wear hobbitish clothing as part of your normal wardrobe.

You sometimes let your hair go curly after a wash, and then run around the house in bare feet yelling "I'm a hobbit!"

You hate it when Elves are only thought of as 'Santa's little helpers' and have tried to explain the difference between Santa-elves and Sindarin Elves to your 5-year old cousins.

You speak in Quenya just to annoy your friends.

You refer to regular elephants as oliphaunts.

While buttering a piece of bread, you suddenly think of Bilbo (remember when he was talking to Gandalf about feeling tired saying that he felt 'like butter spread over too much bread.')

You renamed your car the Wraith-mobile.

You have a replica of The One Ring.

You are beginning to resemble a panda due to the fact that you've stayed up until 2 am reading and re-reading the great books.

You actually managed to read the Silmarillion without being tempted to give up on this whole middle earth malarkey.

You now have a lifetime fear of black horses!

You haven't removed the soundtrack from your CD player since you bought it.

You have sssudenly developed a hisssing lisssp every time you sssay the letter ssss.

You have looked both on the net and in the phone book to see if archery and sword fighting lessions are offered in your area.

You have begun calling your husband / wife / girlfriend/ boyfriend / animal or kid my precioussss.

You happily traveled over an hour to the next town to see "it" because that theater has a better sound system than the one 5 minutes down the road.

You have called every theatrical or specialty makeup company in town looking for pointy ear or hairy feet prosthetics.

You've worn your plastic "one ring" that came on your Legolas bookmark so much the gold is completely worn off.

You've begun drafting a letter to the Webster's dictionary people requesting that they include "Ringers" in their next edition.

At Christmas time relatives find you chatting with the tree and sharing eggnog draughts

Single ads with the description," short plump and big hairy feet" seem much more appealing.

You know The LoTR history better then your family history.

You have a mouse named Frodo, a bird named Gollum, and a dog named Gandalf. And that cat that keeps coming around to be petted is Legolas.

You know Elvish better then English.

Whenever something goes wrong, it's Sauron's fault.

When you sing in the shower, it's always about Gil-Galad or hobbit walking songs...

You know everything about Middle Earth geography, but you can't get someone from your house to the ice cream parlor. Now the nearest movie theater, that is a different story.

You think the names of the 7 dwarves from Snow White are: Gimli, Gloin, Thorin, Gili, Nili, Ori, and Bambour.

You have developed your own special Tolkien handwriting. "A firm, flowing script..."

Words like "Yrch" make sense to you.

You've become strangely obsessed with mushrooms.

Whenever you close a door, you say "They have a cave troll!"

When you come to a dead end you're still convinced that the road goes ever on and on.

There's a sign on your door saying "Speak Friend and enter!"

Whenever you get a chance, you burst into song. Preferably one that has more than 20 verses.

You change your name by deed poll to a Tolkien character and seriously consider naming your children after LOTR characters.

Every time you see birds in the sky you have the urge to say "Fly you fools!"

When someone knocks on your door you grab them, pull them inside and ask "Are you frightend?... Not nearly frightend enough!"

Your computer's screensaver is a marquee reading, "Ennyn Durin atan Moria: pedo mellon a mino" and the password is actually "mellon".

You cannot see a beer without blurting out "It comes in pints? I'm getting one!"

You just can't keep yourself from saying "nobody tosses a Dwarf" at inappropriate moments.

A shadow and a threat is growing in your mind.

You now referring to your friends as your 'Fellowship' and insist that you have epic adventures.

You stand in the doorway and tell your cat that he 'Can not pass'.

You wash your face in the sink and expect to see things that are, that have been or that will be.

Your wedding band has started to weigh you down with it's evil powers.

Spending $35 at the grocery store seems expensive but its Perfectly fine to spend $70 on the Hardcover LOTR book with Alan Lee Illustrations.

You start keeping a LOTR Journal to write poems and inklings in.

You face every difficult decision with the thought "now what would Gandalf advise me to do?"

You know what Entmoot, Ent draught, or an Ent is for that matter

You've gained 20 pounds because you've started eating a "Second Breakfast"

A walking stick... you never leave home with out it.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends who are addicted to Lord of the Rings.

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