Meme Me

Talk To Me…

Your Linguistic Profile:

75% General American English
10% Yankee
5% Dixie
5% Midwestern
5% Upper Midwestern
What Kind of American English Do You Speak?

Hmmm… considering I’ve lived in the midwest and the south, this isn’t too shocking. I still won’t admint that “y’all” has rolled off of my tongue before. Nope, nope, I’m still in denial on that one.

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Simply Stated…

Snagged from Planet Janet, to spare you from hearing me ramble about my class on knitting socks tomorrow.

Bold the states you’ve been to, underline the states you’ve lived in and italicize the state you’re in now…

Alabama / Alaska / Arizona / Arkansas / California / Colorado / Connecticut / Delaware / Florida / Georgia / Hawaii / Idaho / Illinois / Indiana / Iowa / Kansas / Kentucky / Louisiana / Maine / Maryland / Massachusetts / Michigan / Minnesota / Mississippi / Missouri / Montana / Nebraska / Nevada / New Hampshire / New Jersey / New Mexico / New York / North Carolina / North Dakota / Ohio / Oklahoma / Oregon / Pennsylvania / Rhode Island / South Carolina / South Dakota / Tennessee / Texas / Utah / Vermont / Virginia / Washington / West Virginia / Wisconsin / Wyoming / Washington D.C /

Go HERE to have a form generate the HTML for you.

… I have a question though – do states I’ve been through count? I think I’ve been through a few states that I didn’t mark, but I didn’t stay long enough to count them as a visit (just passing through from one state to another), so do those count?

My states I want to visit, but I haven’t been there yet? Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, Montana, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Wyoming. Uh, yeah, pretty much all of the ones I haven’t been to before.

Socks. Tomorrow. I can hardly wait!

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A is for Apple… J is for Jack…

I spotted the Alphabet Meme at Carla’s site and then many others, and I couldn’t resist. Here’s the scoop – type the letter from the alphabet into your address bar – post the first URL that comes up in your alphabet list. What fun!

A is for And She Said
B is for BigPinkCookie
C is for Chatty Kathy
D is for Desktop Chronicle
E is for Everyday Smiles (and Evite, and Ebay …)
F is for Floopie!
G is for Global Jen
H is for Heather Champ
I is for I Don’t Think
J is for J-Mo
K is for Kadyellebee, Kristine with a K
L is for Left of West
M is for Maison Pants
N is for Neurotic Fishbowl
O is for Orbit 1
P is for Pixelog
Q is for … well, I have nothing.
R is for RedSaid
S is for Snazzykat
T is for The Working Mom
U is for Uffish Thoughts
V is for Jeff Veen
W is for WordLog
X is for another letter that isn’t used often
Y is for
Z is for ZanyCat

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First, Last, Here and Now…

A lovely little meme via Lisa; grab the code for it from her site.


  • First job: Babysitting; real job – hostess at County Line
  • First screen name: ChattyChrissy, until I got tired of being called Chrissy. Don’t even think about it.
  • First funeral: 2nd grade teacher’s mom – so we could attend a Catholic funeral. Death and religion class rolled in to one.
  • First pet: Winston, an adorable, fluffy gray cat with white paws
  • First piercing: Ears
  • First tattoo: None. Ever.
  • First credit card: Sears or Visa.
  • First kiss: Curt Tanner
  • First enemy: Carmen, who I later became friends with in high school – after years of torture in elementary school.


  • Last car ride: Today, picking Jason up from a friend’s house
  • Last kiss: Tonight, when Jason went to bed
  • Last movie watched: Catch that Kid. Incredibly cheesy.
  • Last beverage drank: Pepsi
  • Last food consumed: Spaghetti
  • Last phone call: Kymberlie
  • Last time showered: Yesterday
  • Last CD played: Our Wedding CD (currently in my car stereo)
  • Last website visited: Lisa


  • Single or taken: Taken
  • Gender: Female
  • Birthday: 9/27/69, just passed
  • Sign: Libra. VERY Libra.
  • Siblings: None.
  • Hair color: Brown with gray highlights
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Shoe size: 39 R (Birkenstocks) – 7.5 to 8 American
  • Height: 5’5″ even
  • Wearing: Housepants (houuuuuusepants!) and an old Express t-shirt with a Parisian cafe scene
  • Drinking: Pepsi
  • Thinking about: Editing photos
  • Listening to: Tonight’s America Next Top Model episode
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Enneagram Me…

I heard about an Enneagram test recently on a TV show. I was curious, so I had to visit the Enneagram Style Enumerator to figure out my style.

Style Four
Fours are about authenticity. Fours have a deep and wide range of emotions and trust their subjective experience to make their life-decisions. They are frequently highly esthetic (not in talent, necessarily, but in concern), because they have a highly developed ability to think symbolically. This coupled with their emotional richness cries out for artistic expression.

Fours make a personal statement in many things they do, from the way they dress to their choice of Impressionist paintings. They rather enjoy not being part of the crowd and have a natural sense of aristocracy. Taste, they maintain, is not determined by votes.

When they are less healthy, their speech becomes lamentation as they claim their uniqueness because of their suffering. They often develop a spirit of entitlement to compensate for a feeling that somehow they are defective. This defect, paradoxically, is the basis for their claim that they deserve love. They make a claim on their friends’ love because they have suffered and this suffering has made them more authentic – and so more lovable.

Fours you may know: Shakespeare, Dennis Rodman, Nicholas Cage, Marlon Brando, Ann Rice, (Vampires are depicted as Fours), Kate Winslet, Vincent van Gogh, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, John Malkovich, Thomas Merton, and Allen Watts.

They point out that the answers from the test can change, which is an important note because a lot of my mental energy lately has been devoted to creativity, in my usual scattered manner. I want to redesign this site. I’ve been working with Jennifer to redesign Pixelog. I went out with Jason today, ready to take photos – only to be frustrated by a dead battery in my camera. As I drove from the museum district to downtown, I saw at least 20 photos that I wish I could have captured. I pulled out all of my cross stitch stuff last week so that I can work on a long-neglected Christmas picture and finally finish it. I want to start scrapbooking some of my pictures. I need to work on preparing a Stampin’ Up project day later in October, and in the process design my Christmas cards.

You might say creativity has been on my mind a lot recently.

So I’m a style 4 today – or maybe I’m a 4 more often than I like to admit (hey, the tagline here for some time was “To make a short story long…”) (and I am such a social 4) – but enough about that, what’s YOUR style?