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Sunday, February 24, 2008


Check out the quote I found here online: "The term altruism was coined by the 19th century sociologist Auguste Comte and is derived from the Latin “alteri” or "the others”. It describes an unselfish attention to the needs of others."

Finally, I know what my last name means. I did have an Italian waiter once tell me it meant "this or that." I like the above better, since I can tie it to altruism.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

I'm a Lady!

No wait, just Lady:

Your Score: Lady

You scored 28 Kindness, 68 Morality, and 36 Wisdom!

A high level of morality and integrity is congruent with your personality. Your high level of justice and sense of how the world should be can make you seem snobbish or too black and white in your behavior and judgments. You may succumb to the fault of judging a book by its cover. Remember that sometimes a person's best traits are not immediately noticed. Your sense of goodness and morality leaves you a strong and loyal friend. Try spending some time with Beast for compatibility.

Link: The Which Disney Character Are You Test written by dakotaguy on OkCupid, home of the The Dating Persona Test

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Don't Waste Your Time

I watched Sofia Coppola's version of Marie Antionette this evening. Well...I am highly grateful that I didn't pay full price to see it in a theatre, or even to rent it! (God bless the public library.)

I had read some bad reviews of the movie before watching it (quite a while before), but was still interested, because I thought it was a neat concept. History set to modern music. A lot of the reviewers were bothered by the rock music, modern speech, etc. None of that bothered me, since I knew it was Coppola's vision. The part of her vision that ruined the film for me was the mind-numbing drawn out slowness...

Yes, the scenery and costuming are visually stunning. Yes, we all know how it ends. But really, how do you make the French Revolution so completely devoid of action? Not to mention the rest of the movie leading up to that part. I was really surprised to be this bored by this movie... And yet, I made myself watch the whole thing.

Sorry is just so rare for me to get so little enjoyment out of a film!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

No Seriously...

VD can kill you! (Or at least cause some physical harm...)


Brings new meaning to "get the lead out." Yeah, I'm inappropriate.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Here it is again...

I'll spare you all the annual rant, but wanted to drop in and say Happy Freakin' VD to all my buddies, attached or not. And, bitter as I am, I have a tiny little sweet side, so I took the below VD themed quiz. Sorry if it's a repeat...

Your Candy Heart Says "First Kiss"

You're a true romantic who brings an innocent hope to each new relationship.
You see the good in every person you date, and you relish each step of falling in love.

Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a romantic dinner your sweetie cooks for you

Your flirting style: friendly and sweet

What turns you off: cynics who don't believe in romance

Why you're hot: you always keep the romance alive

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Victory is Mine!

I hope everyone enjoyed Superbowl Sunday, whether you were watching the game, or avoiding it. I went over to Kristin's, house to hang out and watch the game with her & her husband.

I was actually paying attention this year, for once. And all because I joined the office football pool for the first time. I bought 3 squares, and didn't expect any return. But, this was the first time I had ever been hoping neither team would score...that's actually how I won. Yep, twice even! I won with the final score of the 2nd quarter at Giants 3 to Patriots 7. $25. Then, when no points were scored throughout the 3rd quarter, I won another $50!

I never win anything. Which may be why I rarely gamble. I'm glad my luck has turned, at least briefly. :)