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Glamorous, that’s me

And here I thought I was a boring and practical dresser! ;)

Glamorous Soul
59% Tastefulness, 53% Originality, 50% Deliberateness, 65% Sexiness
[Tasteful Original Deliberate Sexy]

You choose your outfits carefully according to many criteria. You don’t like looking cheap, dull or random and you go to great lengths to avoid this. You are successful, too. People admire your taste and sex appeal. Many try to imitate you but not many can recreate your unique style.
Sometimes, however, they find you too intimidating to approach. If you don’t wear retro style yet, perhaps you should consider it. It would become greatly your sexy, mysterious self.

The opposite style from yours is Fashion Enemy [Flamboyant Conventional Random Prissy].

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 37% on Tastefulness
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You scored higher than 71% on Originality
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You scored higher than 39% on Deliberateness
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You scored higher than 92% on Sexiness

Link: The Fashion Style Test written by mari-e on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

The old homestead

Some things you really don’t need to be told, but for those who’ve never been in a small, poor Southern town, here’s my old hometown in a nutshell: Harrisburg, AR Houses, Apartments, Cars, and Residents Info. I found this with Google image search as part of a meme (found at Reecie’s) where you post the first (or favorite) result for each. Can you guess what my answers are?
* The name of the town where you were born – okay, already answered that one.
* The name of the town where you live now
* Your name
* Your grandmother’s name (just pick one), second image
* Your favorite food, this page is sooooo cool
* Your favorite drink
* Your favorite song
* Your favorite smell
It’s good to know that with “Moderate SafeSearch” on, you truly don’t get any freaky pictures!

Holy cow, I finished some things!

First, my dear old Sonnet.
front of sonnet back of sonnet

Made in Cotton-Ease, with Fun Fur trim (a horror to some, but I like it), with a lace pattern called ‘Small Diamonds’ that I found in my vintage McCall’s Needlework for the patterned panels. It’s not really asymmetrical, it just hasn’t been blocked and it’s been on my couch for a week now. It’s insanely comfortable, including the furry bits, and exactly the weight I wanted for a general-use cardi.

Then, there’s my little naptime project, the “Inspired by Tatting” set.
necklace earring

The pictures I took of me wearing the set are awful, so you just have to look at them one at a time. Anyway, they’re made with hematite-finish 11/0 seed beads and Czech fire-polish beads, and large faceted hematite drops on size D Nymo. Oh, and sterling findings: leverback earrings and a cool circular hook clasp. The pattern is adapted from a project in the February 2003 Bead and Button, with some daisy chain thrown in. It took only 5 hours to make, which is way less than my usual beadwork!

This is only a test

How amusing is this? Of course I think I’m smarter than other people, but this proves it. ;) Or maybe, just particularly smarter than OK Cupid subscribers… Dunno why I have such a hard time passing up these little tests.

Very Well-Rounded

You have:
The graph on the right represents your place in Intuition 2-Space. As you can see, you scored above average on emotional intuition and above average on scientific intuition. (Weirdly, your emotional and scientific intuitions are equally strong.)
Your Emotional Intuition
score is a measure of how well you understand people, especially their
unspoken needs and sympathies. A high score score usually indicates
social grace and persuasiveness. A low score usually means you’re good
at Quake.

Your Scientific Intuition
score tells you how in tune you are with the world around you; how well
you understand your physical and intellectual environment. People with
high scores here are apt to succeed in business and, of course, the

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on Scientific
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You scored higher than 99% on Interpersonal

Link: The 2-Variable Intuition Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid


The munchkin and I actually got some sleep, and the daddy got to play on his XBox. But that baby is still kinda crabby, so I’ve been wandering aimlessly on the web, ’cause it’s the easiest thing to do while holding a little wigglypants.

Let’s start with Stuff On My Cat, via semaphoria. We sit odd things on our cats, but nothing like these people!

From spinning-jenny (at Reusablog) who is participating in a blogathon for charity this weekend, Green Gift Guide. Californiacentric, but interesting. Jennie’s cause is Project Linus.

I’ve already forgotten how I got here: Dr. Carol Ventura, an art professor with quite an interest in tapestry crochet (among other fascinating things). Anyway, her site led me to Black Purl Magazine and this rather nifty bead crochet bracelet.

My normal blog visits landed me at Yarn Harlot, where she has posted this gorgeous Snowdrop Shawl. I should pick my Evening in Eden shawl back up, I’ve been eyeing all the pretty lace being knitted on the internet!

Upgrades are fun

I finally got my WordPress properly upgraded and am playing with themes. I rather like the Tropical Breeze one you see currently, although I may have to play with it a little. Actually, I’d like a three-column layout again. Maybe after the trek next week.

Not so fun: getting up and almost immediately going grocery shopping to beat the after-church crowds. My own fault, really, since I didn’t insist on doing it during the week. The cupboards were getting really bare! But I made some sushi rolls last night, so I had something to eat, anyway.

So I feel like I’ve accomplished something today, even if Valerie refuses to take a nap and keeps on auditioning for ‘fussy baby #1′.

If Baby ain’t happy…

Mom and I went to pick up the portraits from Bob’s Studio of Photography (a truly wonderful place) and to the mall Friday. Only the babies went with us, the older two being at their other grandparents’ for the weekend, and we thought it would be a cakewalk compared to going out with all four of the girls. How wrong we were! They were good when we went in places, but the car rides got very…deafening. My baby niece doesn’t like her carseat, so she fussed because of that. Dunno what Valerie’s deal was; maybe she just didn’t want Abby to cry alone. We finally had to stop on the way back to my house so I could get back there with them! Nothing like two screaming babies to distract you from the road.

The mall was having some sort of power outage on one end. It was really odd to walk into a large department store that only had its emergency lighting on. All the smaller stores just closed until the power came back, but I guess a store that doesn’t want to close for winter storms isn’t going to let a little power outage close it! I got to try out Mom’s umbrella stroller, which I liked and Valerie was okay with it. So many people stopped to see the babies, especially in the sling. You’d think these people had never seen a baby in a sling before. This area does have kind of a stroller culture, though.

Baby, you can drive my carb

I love alternative energy source research anyway, but this idea of plant-carb based fuel is great on so many levels. Biodiesel isn’t new, but it hasn’t been practical to produce because so little of the plant material could be converted. This new method could use up to 75% of the plant materials. The best part is that biodiesel can be distributed through the existing infrastructure. Now I want a biodiesel fuel cell, people! ;)