Thursday, September 29, 2005

English is My First Language!

Very Special Case
You scored 71% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 100% Advanced, and 93% Expert!

I don't know how you did it, but you boggle my mind! You got at least
75% of the intermediate, advanced, and expert questions correct, but
you got 75% or less in the beginner section. How is this possible? Were
you just guessing?????? Either way...

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

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You scored higher than 48% on Intermediate
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You scored higher than 76% on Advanced
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You scored higher than 86% on Expert
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Monday, September 26, 2005



Your above scores indicate your relative risk in each of the 3 main types of terrorism. A score above 50% means you are living with the real possibility of death by that type of terrorism. A score above 75% represents extreme danger. Below 25% means you are most likely safe.

Some quick advice follows:

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������- Avoid extremely large sporting events
������- Avoid suburbs of extreme large cities

������- Avoid buses and subways
������- Avoid suspicious people
������- Avoid establishments owned by targeted groups
������- Avoid exploding bombs

- Avoid contact with other people
- Own a shack in the woods - or a cool boat
������- Avoid contact with lots of mail (think: Anthrax)
������- Avoid drinking tap water

This test sponsored by Dasani.

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You scored higher than 2% on nuclear
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You scored higher than 0% on biological
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You scored higher than 10% on conventional
Link: The Terrorism Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid

Sunday, September 25, 2005

Answer questions using only song titles from one band or artist:

I chose: Billy Joel
1. Are you male or female?: "Piano Man"
2. Describe yourself: "Vienna"
3. How do some people feel about you?: "Big Shot"
4. How do you feel about yourself?: "The Stranger"
5. Describe an old girlfriend/boyfriend/interest: "Uptown Girl"
6. Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend/interest: "A Matter of Trust"
7. Where would you rather be?: "Scenes from an Italian Restaurant"
8. Where are you?: "River of Dreams"
9. Describe what you want to be: ???
10. Describe how you live: "Pressure"
11. Describe how you love: "She's Always A Woman"
12. Share a few words of wisdom: "Vienna"

I'm Goofy

the Ham
(19% dark, 42% spontaneous, 26% vulgar)
your humor style:

Your style's goofy, innocent and feel-good. Perfect for parties and for
the dads who chaperone them. You can actually get away with corny
jokes, and I bet your sense of humor is a guilty pleasure for your
friends. People of your type are often the most approachable and
popular people in their circle. Your simple & silly
good-naturedness is immediately recognizable, and it sets you apart in
this sarcastic world.

PEOPLE LIKE YOU: Will Ferrell - Will Smith

The 3-Variable Funny Test!
- it rules -

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You scored higher than 0% on darkness
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You scored higher than 22% on vulgarity
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Saturday, September 24, 2005


You Are 20% Weird

Not enough to scare other people...
But sometimes you scare yourself.

Friday, September 23, 2005


The questions were obviously biased, but nonetheless here were my results:

You are a
Social Conservative
(36% permissive)

and an...
Economic Conservative
(60% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid

WashU Declares War???

They really need lives down there.,2933,170183,00.html

Although maybe Truman State University, "The Harvard of the Midwest", should have declared war on UMR. Mmm.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Rylie R. Wherley

My former boss' daughter died Thursday.

Rylie R. Wherley

ATHENS - Rylie Rene Wherley, infant daughter of Chris and Lindsey Wingard Wherley of Athens, died Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

In addition to her parents, surviving are: grandparents, Clair and Sharon Wingard of Decatur and Larry and Patty Wherley of Astoria; great-grandparents, Jim and Doris Mattchen of Decatur, Willis and Joan France of Astoria, Ethel Wingard of Mount Zion and Marjorie Wherley of Table Grove; two aunts; two uncles; and three cousin.

Services: 5 p.m. Thursday, Athens Christian Church. Interment will be at a later date.

Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria is in charge of arrang-ements.

Monday, September 19, 2005

You have just been blown away, thank you come again...

Jacksonville just had some strong storms. During it the NWS issued a tornado warning. Right after the warning expired and the storm moved on, Jacksonville's sirens finally turned on. oy

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

An Editorial on the Roman Catholic Church

It has now been 40 years since the close of the Second Vatican Council in Rome called by Pope John XXIII and finished by Pope Paul VI. Where does the church stand now? Has the church continued to grow or is it merely existing? It is time for Catholics to take stock and chart the course for a 21st century church.

Immediately following the Vatican II council, many changes were implemented, especially in the United States. English replaced latin and congregations were greeted with songs like "They'll Know We Are Christians". After the initial rush, changes tempered until the "Folk Music" period ushered in by guitarists and the Glory and Praise book. Can you imagine a Catholic church without "On Eagle's Wings" or "Be Not Afraid"? Well they were both considered very contemporary for their time.

The 80's and 90's brought pockets of continued change and continued resistance to change. Life Teen started to take on in parishes throughout the country after its humble beginnings at St. Timothy's Catholic Community (note: they don't call themselves a parish). People dared to try new things at Mass like holding hands as a community for the Our Father and allowing women (gasp) on the altar as acholytes and lay ministers.

Now we have a generation coming of age that has never known the pre Vatican II church. You look around at Mass though and you don't see them. Where are my peers? Some have stopped coming to church, some go to other churches, and some seek out the few Masses that feed them spiritually. It's a catch 22, parishes won't cater towards non-existant young adults and young adults won't come to parishes that ignore them.

It's time for a change. We're here in your communities and we're ready to be active members of the parish. Call us, talk to us, listen to us. Not every Mass has to be contemporary nor does it have to be traditional. Catholics are not cookie cutter people and neither should our Masses or churches. Although I have stereotyped by age I know that many older parishioners are also yearning for change. That was shown in HS when I was singing at a Life Teen Mass next to a group of senior citizens that were having a very enjoyable time.

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

So Long So Long So Long ...

... and thanks for all the fish. I finally got to see The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tonight. Really good film. The book of course is still better, but who can do better than the book and my imagination?

Monday, September 12, 2005

Random Quizes

You are

You Are 26 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.

Your Birthdate: February 28

Your birth on the 28th day of the month (1 energy) adds a tone of independence and extra energy to your Life Path.
The number 1 energy suggest more executive ability and leadership qualities than you path may have indicated.
A birthday on the 28th of any month gives greater will power and self-confidence, and very often a rather original approach.

Unlike much of the other 1 energy, this birthday is one that endow with the ability to start a job and continue on until it is finished.
You may prefer to use the broad brush, but you can handle details as well.
You are sensitive, but your feeling stay somewhat repressed.
You have a compelling manner that can be dominating in many situations.

Brain Pattern

Your Brain's Pattern

You're a simple thinker, and this is actually a very good thing.
You don't complicate matters when you don't have to.
You look for the simplest explanation or solution, and you go with that.
As a result, your mind is uncluttered and free of stress.

Oreo Cookies and Psychology

Psychologists have discovered that the manner in which people eat Oreo cookies provides great insight into their personalities. Choose which method best describes your favorite method of eating Oreos:

1. The whole thing all at once.

2. One bite at a time.

3. Slow and methodical nibbles, examining the results of each bite afterwards.

4. In little feverous nibbles.

5. Dunked in some liquid (milk, coffee...).

6. Twisted apart, the inside, then the cookie.

7. Twisted apart, the inside, and toss the cookie.

8. Just the cookie, not the inside.

9. I just like to lick them, not eat them.

10. I don't have a favorite way because I don't like Oreos.


Your Personality:

1. The whole thing:

This means you consume life with abandon, you are fun to be with, exciting, carefree with some hint of recklessness. You are totally irresponsible. No one should trust you with his or her children.

2. One bite at a time:

You are lucky to be one of the 5.4 billion other people who eat their Oreos this very same way. Just like them, you lack imagination, but that's okay, not to worry, you're normal.

3. Slow and Methodical:

You follow the rules. You're very tidy and orderly. You're very meticulous in every detail with every thing you do to the point of being anal retentive and irritating to others. Stay out of the fast lane if you're only going to go the speed limit.

4. Feverous Nibbles:

Your boss likes you because you get your work done quickly. You always have a million things to do and never enough time to do them. Mental breakdowns run in your family. Valium and Ritalin would do you good.


Every one likes you because you are always up beat. You like to sugar coat unpleasant experiences and rationalize bad situations into good ones. You are in total denial about the shambles you call a life. You have a propensity towards narcotic addiction.

6. Twisted apart, the inside, and then the cookie:

You have a highly curious nature. You take pleasure in breaking things apart to find out how they work, though not always able to put them back together, so you destroy all the evidence of your activities. You deny your involvement when things go wrong. You are a compulsive liar and exhibit deviant, if not criminal, behavior.

7. Twisted apart, the inside, and then toss the cookie:

You are good at business and take risk that pay off. You take what you want and throw the rest away. You are greedy, selfish, mean, and lack feelings for others. You should be ashamed of yourself. But that's ok, you don't care, you got yours.

8. Just the cookie, not the inside:

You enjoy pain.

9. I just like to lick them, not eat them:

Stay away from small furry animals and seek professional medical help - immediately.

10. I don't have a favorite way, I don't like Oreos:

You probably come from a rich family, and like to wear nice things, and go to upscale restaurants. You are particular and fussy about the things you buy, own, and wear. Things have to be just right. You like to be pampeteal. You are a prissy.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Purity Smurity

I scored
on the classic 400 Point Purity Test!
Take the test here!

Sexual HELL Test

Raw score: 38%
Purgatorial creature, neither pure nor dirty: I feel for you. Until I learned to accept my own darker instincts, I was once just like you.

been known to indulge your devilish urges, but you will also reject
them forcefully, and perhaps you feel pulled in two directions at once.
Only time will tell which way you go. As people get older they rarely
remain in this half-good/half-naughty category. Some settle down and
ascend to married and decent bliss. Some follow a more carnal destiny.

In the battle between sexual heaven and hell, you stand in
no-man's-land. Good and evil wait on either side. The big question is:
which side do you face, and which side do you keep in your rear?

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You scored higher than 4% on hellishness
Link: The Sexual HELL Test written by jason_bateman on Ok Cupid

Saturday, September 3, 2005

Chief Justice Rehnquist 1924-2005

Many people agreed with him, many disagreed with him, but I think that most respected him. Who can fill his shoes?