Friday, December 28, 2007

How Old Are You, Really?

Author Penelope Trunk writes, “If you want to know how old you really are, look at the media you use rather than the generation you were born into...

Penelope’s blog offers a test to determine your media age.

Do you have your own web page? (1 point)
Have you made a web page for someone else? (2 points)
Do you IM your friends? (1 point)
Do you text your friends? (2 points)
Do you watch videos on YouTube? (1 point)
Do you remix video files from the Internet? (2 points)
Have you paid for and downloaded music from the Internet? (1 point)
Do you know where to download free (illegal) music from the Internet? (2 points)
Do you blog for professional reasons? (1 point)
Do you blog as a way to keep an online diary? (2 points)
Have you visited MySpace at least five times? (1 point)
Do you communicate with friends on Facebook? (2 points)
Do you use email to communicate with your parents? (1 point)
Did you text to communicate with your parents? (2 points)
Do you take photos with your phone? (1 point)
Do you share your photos from your phone with your friends? (2 points)

0-1 point - Baby Boomer

2-6 points - Generation Jones

6- 12 points - Generation X

12 or over - Generation Y

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(I scored 14, Generation Y but I was born into Gen X)

Thursday, December 27, 2007

New Zealand House

I was looking at people's house tours on YouTube, strange past time, I know. I came upon this New Zealand house on the ocean. So cool. At one point she explains that "this room faces north, so it will be warm..."! Can we move to NZ now?

Sunday, December 23, 2007

December 23 is Festivus Day!

According to Wikipedia, today is Festivus!



For E & V at Blend. Happy Festivus!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Who has bruised the Queen?



Hmmm. That's an odd spot for a bruise.

Dame Judi

I love Judi Dench. I have her series "As Time Goes By" on DVD and her earlier series with her husband, the name of which escapes me right now.

Anyway, here is Judi with a minor fashion mishap this week. I think she looks great and am not sure how unintentional the mishap was. That underwear looks expensive...

At least she's in her bra, in close proximity to David Beckham, which is more than most of us will ever be able to say...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Present from Princess Pearl!


Ooh, we got a lovely card and prezzie from our friend Pearl across the pond! Thank you Pearl and family! Happy Holidays.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Walk at Morris Island



Little Etsy Purchase



CS Designs

Old Barn in Quebec


Old barns in Canada have no federal or provincial protection, which means they are all left to fall down or be salvaged for barn board.

Unwelcomed Guest

What is *SHE* doing there?


Cricket was having a perfectly nice nap, then suddenly did the "strange cat" meowling. This is Shawna from next door and it / he / she is crazy. Ordinarily, I love all cats, but this one will attack you if it sees you outside!

Please note the snow and my clothes dryer. One day you're drying clothes outside, the next day you have three feet of snow. Now the back door is snowed shut and I can't get my clothes dryer inside. Oh well, wait for spring, I guess. Only four more months!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Unhealthy English Obsession # 2

I love Agatha Raisin.

I remember staying at a B&B in the Cotswolds a couple of years ago, right in "Agatha" country and the owner had never heard of this series. I couldn't believe she had never heard of them! I love this series and want to move to Carsley.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Unhealthy English Obsession # 1

I am obsessed. I have the entire series on DVD.

Cricket Dreams of Greener Days...

Ahhh... Miss Cricket is remembering days when the world wasn't covered with three feet of snow and she could go outside and smell the flowers. Happy days...

Help!

Nothing but snow, snow, snow. Say "good-bye" to that huge deck, Cricket. We're moving to a small-decked house...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Today's storm will cost my city $3 Million Dollars

Today's snowfall will cost my city between $3 and $5 Million to clean up. Nice. This is where my people thought it was wise to settle:



No, that's not me riding around in the &$&$^#**! snow as a bike messenger. I'm not crazy. But this is what my city looks like, for five months every winter. Help me!

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Princess and the Bea


I love Bea!

Kelly Pickler has already made more money than the next ten generations of my family...