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Bits & Bytes

June 21, 2006

2 phones ago I had a cute little baby blue / Carolina blue Motorola shaped like a styrofoam peanut, and when I got a text message or voicemail, the sound that played was called "Bits & Bytes." It went, "Boo-duh-ly Doo-duh-ly Doop! Boo-duh-ly Doo-duh-ly Doop!" So I am calling my blentry for today "Bits & Bytes," because it's just a little collection of things.

Funny Search Engine Terms of the Day: People found my blog by searching for these things:

palm tree over the toilet stand

+handicap +wiping +butt

retarded clown, photos

pictures of cheesy guys

I am reading: Live the Life You Love by Barbara Sher. I recently finished her book, I Could Do Anything, If I Only Knew What It Was, and it was amazing. If you're having any kind of confusion or frustration about your goals and/or future, I recommend these wholeheartedly.

Link of the Day: Art Pad. An excellent, blue-ribbon, state fair-winning type of time waster.

Happy Almost Thursday!



May 31, 2006

Dumbledore says, “I would assume that you were going to offer me refreshment, but the evidence so far suggests that that would be optimistic to the point of foolishness.”  


Who out there is suffering from Harry Potter withdrawal?  Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? 

Well, I know I’m not alone.  Do you know what’s the quickest fix for the ol’ “When in Fawkes’ name is the seventh book coming out already?”  blues? That’s right!  A delicious glass of butterbeer!  I have created a recipe that combines the mystery and excitement of Hogwarts with the comfort and cameraderie of the Three Broomsticks — yet contains neither butter nor beer.  Here it is:

One part vanilla vodka

One part ginger ale

Pour over ice in a martini shaker

Hold tightly and shake gently over the sink until the fizziness causes the shaker lid to pop

Strain into frosty martini glasses

Garnish with a thin twist of lemon.

If you don’t have a shaker or martini glasses, you can serve on the rocks, in barrel-shaped beer mugs, of course. 


“And now Harry, let us step out into the night and pursue that flighty temptress, adventure.”  — Albus Dumbledore


April 5, 2006

Last night I started reading The Wisdom of the Enneagram by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson, and Oh my goodness.

My friend Elise was talking about it when she was visiting me last weekend, and I went to Barnes & Noble last night to browse around and be a nerd, and I picked it up and started browsing through it, and just for kicks figured out my personality type, and WOW.  It's so weird.  I was hooked like a fish on a… well… on a hook… and I bought the book, and read it and read it and read it last night, and can't wait for my lunch break so I can read it some more. 

This is the description on the cover of the book: "The Complete Guide to Psychological and Spiritual Growth for the Nine Personality Types."  You start by taking a short, two-minute-ish test to determine which of nine types your personality fits into, then there are all these extensions of types, and categories that the types fit into, and it makes so much sense, and when you know what type some of your friends and loved ones are, you can figure out things about how you interact with them and all sorts of fun stuff like that.

It's SO weird — I would read a description of a type or sub-type, and think, "OH, that sounds like me, yes, I could maybe be a whatever," but then I'd read another one, and this new one was so dead on that it made me laugh outloud in bewilderment, because it had totally hit the nail on the head, and there was no denying it.  I know when the wide-eyed, helpless, bewildered laughter comes that I've found the right one.  It's so creepy, yet fascinating!  Like an intelligent scary movie that just blows your mind. It does, it blows your mind.  OH… and you can actually take a long, detailed test to discover your type at this website: This is a much longer test than the one in the book. I haven't taken it or even looked at it, and I recommend the book whether you take the test online or not, because it goes into great detail about alot of fascinating stuff once you figure out which type you are.

 I'm telling you, though, it will seriously blow your mind. Like, whoa.

OH!  Do you want to know what type I am?  Maybe if you leave a comment and ask me, I will tell you.