Monday, October 31, 2005

The country brand of "spooky"

One of my neighbors is firing off his rifle at random intervals. If that doesn't freak the trick-or-treaters out I don't know what will. See? There it goes again! He's wasting a lot of ammo...

this and/or that

Jege Jen has posted this copy and pastableness, and I feel like answering.

1. Tampons or pads?
Tampons. Unless you're wiping down a picnic table, then I change my answer to pads.

2. Whom would you most like to kill?
On any given day: The driver in the other car.

3. Would you shoot, stab, or strangle him/her? Discuss.
Those are all too good, I'd come up with a much more painful mechanism then chicken out when I saw the driver getting out of the car.

4. Favorite element?

5. Top or bottom?
Oh, come on.

6. Favorite fascist dictator?
Donald Trump.

7. Wipe front-to-back or back-to-front?
It depends on what I'm wiping.

8. Burial or cremation?
Burial, at least I have a fighting chance of clawing out if I'm not really dead.

9. Paper or plastic?
Paper in theory, plastic in practice.

10. Divorce or murder?
How about just natural causes?

11. Mini-blinds or granny drapes?
Mini-blinds behind the granny drapes.

12. Do I look fat in this?
No, of course not!

13. Who's better, the Beatles or the Stones?
I plead the 5th.

14. Don't you hate it when people say "EYE-talian" instead of "IH-talian"?
Kinda, yah.

15. What kind of siding do you have on your house? Who gives a shit?
Vinyl. Hay cares, like a lot.

16. Favorite PMS remedy?
A coma.

17. Have you ever shot a man just to watch him die? Explain.
No. Have you?

18. What is your most shameful Home Shopping Network purchase? Is it a figurine of some sort? It is? EEEEEWWWWWWW....
I can honestly say I've never bought anything from HSN.

19. Stucco or EIFS?
Wait, what?

20. extra mayo or hold the mayo?

21. What's cooler, the quadratic equation or Avogadro's number?
Avogadro's number is waaaaay cooler, but less functional.

22. Tesla: heavy metal band or inventor/scientist?
I don't want to get into this.

23. Who sent this to you, and are they so fucking dead the next time you see them?
No one sent it to me, I was reading comments on Jürgen Nation and saw eM who is one of the Lein girlz posted a comment about piercings so I moseyed on over to read the blog for the first time in many weeks.

24. The Clash: Should they stay or should they go?
They should stay!

25. The one dentist out of ten who hated Trident... man or myth?

26. Nick and Jessica or Sonny and Cher?
Nick and Jess.

27. Is "Forte" (as in, piano is not my forte) pronounced "Fortay" or "Fort?" And do you really give two shits? Really? Oh. Okay then.
ForTAY. Crissakes.

28. Can you sing all the words to that song by Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam--you know the one where they mispronounce "Que Sera Sera?"

29. Which "Heather" are you? "Tweety", "Megabitch" or "Corn Nuts"? Explain.
Tweety? I'm not a Megabitch and I definitely would not be mean enough to be poisoned by a Veronica.

30. Most of your time on the computer is spent: a.) doing work, 2.) looking at porn or c.) trying out out-witty your friends and family with mockeries of email chain letters
Well, given the choices I'm gonna go with porn.

31. Do you have a trophy husband who looks like Cary Elwes? You don't? Well Jege does. Ha ha ha.
Um. He's my trophy but he looks nothing like Cary.

32. Were you born a poor, black child? I was.
I was born poor and a child.

33. Have YOU found YOUR "special purpose?" Cite examples.
No. Far from it.

34. Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush: Axis of Evil or Trio of Idiots?
Cheney and Rumsfeld are the Axis of Evil, Bush is the Solo of Idiot.

35. Which best describes you? a.) Trump's "You're Fired" b.) Flo's "Kiss My Grits" c.) This plate of mashed yeast.

Happy Hallow-een

Today's toily goodness:

I'm sure there are tons more folks in the extended blogroll who have blogged about Halloween today, so please check some of them out. And, I imagine a few more of my blogs I just can't live without will post about Halloween later*. If your Halloween post isn't listed above and you want it to be, drop a comment.


*Update: They did!

"Aww, man - it's a repeat!"

Bdogg just tagged me for a 3's meme. I alreaded didded it, but I love me a good meme so I'm reposting my answers. If you're a long-time reader you won't find any new answers, I just ripped the code from the old post, but if you're relatively new to the blog perhaps you'll learn something about me? Thank you Bdogg! (I mean it, I love my memes!! [wait, did I mention yet that I love memes?])

Well, okay, one new bit. The three things I'm wearing today are obviously different. Today's three things: my orange halloween shirt, my brown jeans which go with orange, my lavendar fleece which doesn't go with orange or brown, but that matches my purse. :)

The original post:

Hey, everyone! Go visit Jenna's page today!!! ( >:) )

Tag, you're it. (Move over Ashton, now there's something meatier!)

1. Hot Mama (by hubby)
2. Mama (by kitties)
3. my given name in shortened form (sorry, you won't get it out of me unless you know me already in which case you can fill this blank in yourself)

1. poppyseed (high school)
2. this game is really hard when you won't reveal your secret identity...
3. hmm, see #2

1. hair
2. nose
3. my rack

1. neck
2. tummy
3. my rack when some guy is staring at it (yo, I'm up HERE)

1. English
2. English
3. Conquerors of the English not known to my family (I hope it doesn't devastate any of my blog buddies to know I'm just some boring white chick. I aspire to be something more interesting.)

1. death
2. crazy people
3. my paternal grandmother

1. my kitty kids
2. TV
3. com-pu-tor

1. an Apple logo t-shirt
2. Vic's Secret undies
3. a rugby shirt my mommy used to wear but gave to me when she gained weight after she quit smoking (yay, mom!)

(only three?!?!)
1. They Might Be Giants
2. Barenaked Ladies
3. Alicia Keys
(I really want to cheat on this one and say more, but I won't)
3b. Aaliyah (I miss her terribly)
(sorry, but "dead artists" could be its own category)

1. 1 Thing - Amerie
2. Love Is Stronger Than Pride - Sade
3. Underwater People - The Samples
(again, I want to cheat but I shan't)
3b. Are You That Somebody - Aaliyah

1. fidelity
2. trust
3. surprises (the good kind)

TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE: (Which is a lie?)
1. I have never done illegal drugs, or even been offered an illegal drug.
2. I've had 15 broken bones (some repeats, but: ankle, leg, arm, collar bone, fingers, wrist, and foot, argh!!).
3. I used to have a sister but now I don't (she's still living, and is now my friend instead).

1. nice ass (Mama wants a squeeze!)
2. nice hair
3. someone with a frame bigger than mine so they can hold me tight

1. blogging
2. playing with my kitties
3. watching movies
3b. mowing the lawn

1. go home
2. get my back healed so I'm no longer in constant pain
3. get my passport renewed in case Dame Judi Dench dies

1. animal daycare
2. stay-at-home mom
3. interpretter

1. Paris
2. back to England
3. Cozumel

1. Elizabeth
2. Adriana
3. Aaliyah :)

1. be independently wealthy despite my lack of desire to claw my way to the top
2. make a difference
3. abolish the currency system (no one on Star Trek has to dig out 50 cents for a pay phone call)

1. I bitch a lot! (stolen from Jenna)
2. I like the color pink
3. I have a high speaking voice (makes me sound 15 or younger)

1. Legolas (oops, I mean Orlando Bloom)
2. Dave Navarro
3. Ladies Love Cool James - especially when he's licking his lips, yummy!

1. Anyone
2. who
3. reads it. :)

Sunday, October 30, 2005

Foliage, food, firewater

This week I had ample opportunity to capture a bunch of scenic shots. Since it snowed here already (but not since) our flowers have died so there aren't more of those to show, but this time of year is absolutely beautiful, so you won't be disappointed by the changed-up set. Also, this weekend was filled with food, so lots of shots of yumminess. One photo at the end shows the dusty wine bottles lit up beautifully. No drinking this weekend, unless we're talking about an overdose of spring water. :) Here's this week's set. This week's teaser photo is:



Mucho bettero

A nice relaxing weekend of hanging out with our favorite friends, shopping, eating, talking, card playing, sleeping, reading, leaf peeping, and soft-soft-soft-soft semi-porn watching (the star-studded film Wet Hot American Summer, cuz Jerzy* made us view it for his birthday, and it was really the freakin' tonsil hockey that made it seem porn-like, no nudity :) seems to have done the trick of fixing our blahs.

The "Happy Birthday, Jerzy!" homemade apple pie that Hay, K-Mitten*, and I made for (dur) Jerzy's birthday:

That's Edy's Slow Churned™ Rich & Creamy Light Vanilla Bean ice cream à la mode. DE-lish.

Do I have the recipe for the pie? Why, yes I do!

(6-year-old child optional)

*NB: Names changed to protect the innocent. :)

Friday, October 28, 2005


mommy wants you to know that if you go to google and type failure and click i'm feeling lucky it brings you somewhere funny

hugs 'n kitty kissies

A bientôt

Hay and I are going to be busy with non-computer duties until Sunday night. I'll post garden photos late Sunday.

Until we meet again I leave Allie and her french fries in charge.

Knit your own digestive system!

"Wh...huh?" you might say, but you read right:

"Knitted Digestive System - what every girl needs!"

(Merci, Attu)

If you think he's a no talent hack like the rest of us do then why the F did you marry him?!

Via Daily Dish:

geeks bearing gifts

free apples at the printing station

Slimey bastard.

Popbitch reports:
Robert Blake has just bought Vitellos, the restaurant
where his wife was murdered. He was accused of the
killing, but was acquitted earlier this year.

I think my title says it all.

Why is this the $8000 question?

I am signed up to receive IMs from MillionaireIM whenever someone in the Who Wants to be a Millionaire? hot seat uses his/her audience lifeline. I was just IM'd this question:

Which of these is not a directional abbreviation that appears on a standard compass?


Is it because it's hard to remember what acronyms spell out to be when you're in the hot seat, or because America is stupid?

I would be 100% more sympathetic if the game had a timed element to it, but you can take up the entire show thinking about the answer to the question if you really want to.

(I apologize in advance to anyone who doesn't know the answer and thinks this is a hard question.)


I've had a lot of great emails today, including ones from my favorite bloggers, but I'm going to have to say that my friend Jess (not a blogger) took the email cake home, ate it, threw it back up, and ate it again. She was writing me this nice tame message about getting together and spyware and how she never goes to visit our friends in the next state over but she should, tells me she's tired because the two kids have warn her out, then she adds this little nugget at the very end:

OH, and PS. Does someone just enjoy shitting all over Roger and family? WTF? If they didn't want him telling the truth, they shouldn't have let him have any kind of blog in the first place. ARGHHHHH. I'm SO pissed for him. ARGH.

She may annoy me sometimes, but she has gems stored in that head of hers... And, just sos ya don't think I'm waaay insensitive, I'm not laughing at what she has to say, cuz Roger's family situation sucks elephant ass (remember?), but the way she says it is just pure comic genius gold.

Thursday, October 27, 2005

At 10 paces draw your weapon

*blam* *blam*

I guess there are no winners in the game of life.

(Inspired by Stacy. © Burger King, Quaker, and Ron and Joe.)


How You Are In Love

You fall in love quickly and easily. And very often.

You give and take equally in relationships.

You tend to get very attached when you're with someone. You want to see your love all the time.

You love your partner unconditionally and don't try to make them change.

You stay in love for a long time, even if you aren't loved back. When you fall, you fall hard.

I answered question 2 differently than I wanted to because I answered what Hay would like most but then the stupid quiz told me I was selfish, so I went back and answered it how my instinct told me to and then the quiz told me I'm exactly like Bdogg. :)

Tinkerbell (aka Tinker Bell)*

This is my friend Tinkerbell:

(the one with the wings)

*holding up 4 fingers* She's this many years old. I couldn't imagine life without her.

*No, that's not her real name, but she is named after a Disney character. :)

What's in your wallet?

Today TJ encourages us to show off our desktops and I'm obliging:

(clickie for big pic)

That was über dumb

This morning I took my bedtime pain killer instead of my daytime pain killer. I knew I did it shortly after swallowing, and I didn't want to throw up the pills cuz that'd be a waste. I really should have just thrown them up, because trying to deal with work and Roger's shit and other general shit while high on Tylenol with codeine royally sucks elephant ass.

Photo cred: The Amazin Asian

Yes, they're real. No wait, I meant fake!

Thank you to PopSugar who has clarified Laguna Beach's authenticity for me. One of y'all got it right on the money. (That'd be Kim.)

Guess who?

Via fourfour.

Update: No one is guessing? So sad. I guess that confirms that no one (except me :) cares about this diva.

Huh, I did not see that one coming...

I've been blogging for 10 months now and I have made a bunch of blog friends (or, at least connections). It never occurred to me to think that bloggers that I love would ever offend other bloggers that I love, but that's what happened today. I received an email from one of my bloggers I just can't live without ("peppy") mentioning that another blogger I just can't live without ("angola") left a comment that ruined peppy's day. I did a double take at the message, then visited peppy's site, read the comment, and thought, "hmm, perhaps peppy misinterpretted angola's comment, but in peppy's defense angola does state it bluntly enough to perhaps intentionally be mean." I'm at a loss. I care about both these bloggers, but obviously there is either a misunderstanding or a dislike. I dunno. Let's all be friends. Think before posting a comment - if you received that same comment from a stranger would you be offended? Let's all just get along, okay? And, if you can't say something nice then just keep it zipped or blog about it on your own blog. (Or, don't.)

Hell froze over!

Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 08:57:32 -0400
From: CNN Breaking News
Reply-To: newseditor@MAIL.CNN.COM
Subject: CNN Breaking News

-- President Bush "reluctantly" accepts Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers's request to withdraw her nomination.

Or, unthawed? Either way, yippy!

Fear and loathing

My co-worker in Iraq is being threatened with "all kinds of very scary punishments" by the military because of a complaint received regarding one of his blog entries. He called me from Iraq to ask that the entire blog (not just the entry in question) be taken offline. This morning I scrambled to find an admin who had access to the blog server who could take it down without deleting content. Of course the only one in the office today claimed he didn't know how to do that. I know my chmod, coulda disabled that baby in 15 keystrokes, but without server access I was helpless, so I paged someone who cares. A small freakout session occurred and the head of the group disabled the blog from a conference in another state. I am definitely hatin' the game today.

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

bomb scare fare

Oregano sent me this link about a cookie and a toy car causing a San Diego airport bomb scare.
A toy car and a cookie prompted a bomb scare at San Diego airport on Tuesday when they were mistaken for possible bomb-making parts in a passenger's luggage.

Officials closed the commuter terminal at San Diego International Airport and evacuated passengers for about an hour after baggage screeners using X-ray equipment raised a red flag.

"Both of those items together on the screen gave the appearance of an ... improvised explosive device," Transport Security Administration spokeswoman Jennifer Peppin said.

Peppin said that, seen on the X-ray, the cookie resembled organic material that could be a raw component of a homemade bomb. Inspectors may also have spotted batteries or wire in the child's toy car, she said.

A handful of flights were delayed until the contents of the suspect bag proved harmless.

The scare followed bomb threats phoned in around dawn on Tuesday to two airports north of San Diego -- Long Beach and Orange County's John Wayne airport in the Los Angeles area. Both airports were searched but nothing was found.

Two observations: 1. Bombs are bad, cookies are good. 2.O misses his blog. :)

Five foods

Bdogg just challenged me to this question meme:

If you could only eat 5 things for the rest of your life, what would they be?
1. tacos
2. homemade mac and cheese
3. steak
4. baked potatoes with cheese and sour cream
5. ice cream snacks (including but not limited to Edie's Dibs, Java Chip ice cream, B&J, Snickers ice cream bars, Skinny Cows, Big Bears)

Tagged: The whole lot of you in my Blogs I just can't live without section. :p


Poppy saves the day


Urgency is in the eye of the beholder, and it is often best to recreate/regenerate files that aren't working properly rather than banging your head against the proverbial wall for hours, especially if they are .htaccess and .htpasswd files.



1. I have had my Yahba™ earphones in my ears for the last three hours, but I'm not listening to anything.

2. It smells like candle wax here, but candles are considered "illegal" at my workplace.

That's about it.

Meme theft

I'm stealing this from Stephanie because, hey, she stole it too and I like to steal. :p

Name someone with the same birthday as you.

No one I know. It's my day. :)

Where was your first kiss?
On my bed at my grandma's house. (Mom and I lived there a few years in my early to mid teens.)

Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else's property?
Yes, a statue at a church using a pocket knife. I was 8. That was a bad year for me.

Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex?
Yes, I kicked my brother in the frank and beans at age 10 when he wouldn't stop tormenting me.

Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people?
Yes, at religious music camp and in middle school and high school chorus. But, never a solo.

What's the first thing you notice about the preferred sex?

What is your biggest mistake?
Not telling an adult about what happened that day.

Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?
Yes, but not lately.

Say something totally random about yourself.
I do not take compliments very gracefully.

Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
Um. No, but my dad's family thinks I look like "Cousin Helen". She and I totally disagree.

Do you still watch kiddy movies or tv shows?

Did you have braces?
I have them right now, as a matter of fact.

Are you comfortable with your height?
I must be, since I never think about it.

What is the most romantic thing someone of the opposite sex has done for you?
Hay drove me to another state to have a romantic evening in a hotel jacuzzi and a 5 course steak dinner.

When do you know it's love?
I just do.

Do you speak any other languages?
Speak? How about know: French, Spanish, German, (Mandarin) Chinese, Italian, and American Sign Language. I couldn't fight my way out of a paper bag in German or Italian, though.

Have you ever been to a tanning salon?
Only inadvertantly when it's connected to my hair dresser's establishment.

What magazines do you read?
Maxim (the address label has my name, not Hay's) and Playboy when we're at his parents' house

Have you ever ridden in a limo?
I don't think so, but I've ridden in a helicopter which is way cooler.

Has anyone you were really close to passed away?
Not yet, although it will happen soon.

Do you watch MTV?
Yah, MTV iz k00l. (I promise those are zeros.)

What's something that really annoys you?
Stupid people, rude people, and people who are late for carpooling.

What's something you really like?
Cooking. Gardening. Watching nature happen. Giving the kitties affection.

Can you dance?

What's the latest you have ever stayed up?
I dunno, but more than 24 hours elapsed.

Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room?
No, but I have followed the ambulance of someone who was.

Yippy skippy!*

James Frey is going to be on Oprah today, but I forgot to set it up to record. Mom is at my house today, still stuck here à cause de Wilma, so I called her and left a message asking her to call me to walk through setting up Dish to record the episode since it comes on at 4pm but I don't get home until after 6pm. She just called me back to say she figured it out on her own.

James Frey
Photo found at
AP writer Pauline Millard's site

I love my mom for being a technology genius. She has TiVo, but she dared to dig into Dish menus to set up the recording herself. I know a lot of other adults not born into this technology who would just say "oh, I didn't get your message" because they were too a'skaird to pousser le bouton, dammit! Not my mom! Such a trooper! I've convinced her to read A Million Little Pieces and My Friend Leonard then watch this episode of Oprah in reruns. (Stacy, I am forever indebted to you for introducing me to James.)

*Does anyone else remember this from the baby muppets cartoon?

La revanche!!

A great way to get back at those noisy neighbors! Give them a taste of their own medicine with any one of these 20 ear-splitting sound effect tracks. Anyone who's ever lived in an apartment will really appreciate this hilarious CD! Earplugs supplied for your listening pleasure. Imported from France.

Tracks include: 1) Drill; 2) Party (At Least 200 People); 3) Orgasm (Outstanding); 4) Train; 5) Drum (Played by a Child); 6) Inhuman Screams; 7) Walking (High Heels); 8) Domestic Squabble; 9) Doors Banging; 10) Bowling; 11) Unhappy Dog; 12) Practicing Scales (Violin); 13) Traffic Jam; 14) Garbage Truck; 15) Newborn; 16) Phone Ringing; 17) Ball Game; 18) Pigeons; 19) Spring Cleaning; and 20) Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! (Source via Attu)

The Samples: Acoustic

If I was a Learjet
With nowhere left to fly
So high above the ground
I'd circle you, circle you
I have a good memory of things
I can't let go
Too heavy to set me free
And one of them, one of them was you
If I was a Learjet
If I was a Learjet
I'd fly a thousand miles
Over deserts of sky
Stare out into nothingness
But again and again and again I ask why
Does time remember?
All the other days
They're not gone forever
Not gone away, not gone away
If I was a Learjet
If I was a Learjet
And I know you're home
Down there all alone
You keep me
Just circling circling
Give me your airport
I need to come down
I've been to high and far away
To bring myself, bring myslef around
If I was a Learjet
With one place left to fly
Far above your house
I'd circle you, circle you
If I was a Learjet
If I was a Learjet
A thousand miles away
If I was a Learjet ...

-- The Samples


Sometimes I am a slow reader. I like telling all y'all what books I'm reading, but it secretly embarrasses me when I leave books in the Poppy is reading... section for weeks at a time. Life is busy, and with certain books I want to savor them. I have read two pages of King Leopold's Ghost, 1/3 of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, and 4/5 of Indelible. I also read at least 34 blogs every day (all the ones in my Blogs I just can't live without list and Celebrity blogs which feed my addiction list), the news, my work email, and my personal email. I do a lot of reading. I'm just not always fast about it. I can read fast if pressed, but reading is a pleasure, so why rush it?

Attention Dilbert fans

Scott Adams is now blogging. That is all.

(Merci, BitterMom.)

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

the hallow's eve eve eve eve eve storm

The view outside my front door this evening:








Your Racist Friend*

From ABC:

The most disturbing part of this article for me, found on page 2, is:
One of Sugg's songs is a fantasy piece about a possible future racial war that goes: "Let the cities burn, let the streets run red, if you ain't white you'll be dead."

"I'd like to compare it to gangsta rap," explained Sugg, "where they glorify, you know, shooting n****** and pimping whores."

Sugg shrugs off criticism that music like his should not be handed out to schoolyard children, arguing that "it's just music, it's not like you're handing out AK-47s."

I assure the world that I will not be teaching my children white nationalism. I will, however, be teaching my children that the color of your skin or the heritage of your family does not define where you can sit, eat, drink, learn, or just be. (Paraphrased from my comment at Tiger Lilly's blogspot.) Thank you, Rosa. I am a better person because of you.


RIP, Boo

Last year Rachael Ray's doggie Boo died at age 13. Bearette just told me when posting about Rachael's new magazine.

I am so sad. My condolences to Rachael. Now it makes sense why she was suddenly willing to move to the city.

Rest in peace, good girl. Please visit with Piper, Creepy, Oscar, Little Kitty, and all our other furry friends who are in furry heaven with you! (So sorry if I left anyone's furry kid out, my memory isn't as good as it used to be...)

What the F?

Why can't I get to Hollywood Rag all day today?! I need my 6th source of celebrity gossip!!!!!

daily grind

Today is my first day back to work after 7 weekdays and 4 weekend days away. I am still going through email and I'm leading a meeting in 30 minutes, so dunno if I'll be around much today.

My parents were originally supposed to fly home yesterday but cancelled flights make them return Thursday.

Monday, October 24, 2005

Sleepy girl

I had no idea

Oregano emailed me a link to this quiz. Here are my results:

What Flavour Are You? I taste like Beef.I taste like Beef.

I taste like beef. I'm probably made of beef. You are what you eat, they say, and if the title didn't mean something else, I would be a beefeater. I think red meat is good for you. Puts hair on your chest. (If you were not Beef you would be Alcohol.)

What Flavour Are You?

Apparently I am pretty darn tasty. He is "Peanut Butter" but if he were not PB he would also be "Alcohol". I knew we were compatible. :)

Round up the troops

In honor of my incorrect naming of a Playmobil character as a Lego character I give to you my tribute to Playmobil:



Sunday, October 23, 2005

The kitchen is closed

Cafe Oregano has closed up shop so that its keeper can spend more time with family, friends, career, and faith. Please visit his site one last time to send him your well wishes. We'll miss you, friend. *sniffle*

Richard, the Cafe Oregano chef,
and a wonderful running partner

Caption this

In the Garden ...and into the woods (again)

Happy Sunday! Here's this week's fall inspired set, and of course a teaser:


Saturday, October 22, 2005


workin' the camera

Gummy Bears

You may be smooshie and taste unnatural, but you're so darn cute.

(I was a Snickers until I admitted I wasn't always a total sweetheart. :)
Your Musical Tastes Match: Jennifer Garner

See her whole playlist here (iTunes required)
Your Brain's Pattern

You have a tempered, reasonable way of thinking.
You tend to take every new idea in, and meld it with your world view.
For you, everything is always changing. Each moment is different.
Your thinking process tends to be very natural - with no beginnings or endings.
Your Animal Personality

Your Power Animal: Deer

Animal You Were in a Past Life: Panda

You are a fun-seeker - an adventurous, risk-taker.
While you are spontaneous, you are not very rational.


Mr. Poppy has asked to now be referred to as Hay Cede. So, ...there ya go. I might call him Hay for short.


I have something to say about this:

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey's recent trip to Italy was a last-ditch attempt to save their marriage, according to music manager Lou Pearlman.

After denying a barrage of reports that their marriage is on the rocks, the pop couple left their Los Angeles home for a romantic trip to Italy earlier this month.

And, while the pair maintain their relationship is still strong, Pearlman, who represents Lachey's friend and former 98 Degrees bandmate Jeff Timmons, claims he's heard the couple are struggling.

He tells Star magazine, "Timmons says Nick told him, 'My marriage is shaky right now. I'm hoping this trip will turn things around.

"'This trip could be a second honeymoon -- or preparation for a divorce. I don't know what's going to happen, and Jessica doesn't know what's going to happen, but we're going to give it our best shot.'"

Representatives for the couple deny the claims.

Simpson and Lachey's third-year wedding anniversary is on Wednesday. (Source: Daily Dish)

Imagine a world where you are married to the love of your life, you are so happy together, but your lives are so public that it is very difficult to have any quality alone time with your soulmate. You do a few stupid things in marriage, such as allow a TV crew to film your first year of marriage and loading the media with a false claim about your hardships because your sister did a ho-down on TV when she realized she was lip syncing the wrong song. After months and months of the media saying your marriage is on the rocks you begin to believe that it truly is because marriage isn't as easy as you had expected it to be so everyone must be right about how bad off your marriage is, right?

I wish celebrities could truly have a private private life, but in this case it seems that Nick and Jess are letting the rumors get the best of them. They are obviously not without fault, but it would seem to me that now more than ever we should give them support by not making up new stories, not focusing on every little fight they have, not focusing on the "ring watch". Let's just leave them alone so they can figure out if their marriage will survive. Okay? Okay.

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