Happy Mardi Gras

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To all my fellow readers:

I'll be heading out today to visit some positively, absolutely, 100%. pregnant friends of mine in good ol' Mississippi. In other words, I'm running away for our local hoiday (and I couldn't even be more exited!!)

Since I won't be here, I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy Mardi Gras, whoever you are and where ever you are. Don't let the media fool you. Mardi Gras isn't all "tit's and beer." It's a heck lot more than that.

To share with ya what I mean, check Chris'veiw**. Heck, please pass it along to other folks that just don't get agian. Oh, and laissez les bons temps roulez, y'all!

**I apologize; my blog won't set up a link for this, for some strange reason. Here's Chris' veiw:http://www.nola.com/rose/t-p/index.ssf?/base/living-0/114094123464570.xml


A Request for my Dear Readers (and Visitors)

Have you traveled by yourself?

If so, where?Did you feel safe?

Are you female?

Have you been to the Grand Canyon? If so, any recommendations on anything around the area? (Accomadations, food, activities, parks, etc.)

Why am I asking all these questions?

It's all quite simple. You see, there's been a lot of changes in my life, changes that have made me question pratically every aspect of my life. The best thing I need to do is to do a little soul searching and I don't think staying at home (AKA New Orleans area) is going to help with that.

I just wish I wasn't so close to graduating from college (Fall 2006). Though should I allow that to delay me from finding out who I now am? (Rhetorical question, folks. No need to answer that one. Though please, feel free to if the need is that strong.)

Who am I? Where am I going? Why can't I have the winning numbers to a $360 million winning lottery ticket?



As much as I LOVE Kevin Smith, this test definitely didn't make me look proudly on my life...*sigh*


Kevin Smith

Your film will be 52% romantic, 39% comedy, 36% complex plot, and a $ 33 million budget.

Kevin will take your slacker life and turn it into the cult classic it deserves to be --- like Mallrats (just kidding). If you can handle the menacing presence of Jay and Silent Bob all throughout your film, then Kevin is willing to oblige. Basically, he can take the lives of people who don't have much of a life and make it entertaining, so you're in good hands. Go watch your copy of Clerks, now.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 49% on action-romance
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You scored higher than 71% on humor
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You scored higher than 41% on complexity
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You scored higher than 48% on budget

Link: The Director Who Films Your Life Test written by bingomosquito on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


Because Dave asked for it...

Though wouldn't I technically be "Spider-woman"?

Congratulations! You scored a super 55%!
You're hotter than, well, hot-cakes! You've got a fan base bigger than Pam & Tommy, and to tell the truth, you actually don't mind the super-hero gig. Most of the time, anyway.

Everyone seems to love their fun, friendly and courageous hero as you swoop in to save the day, time and time again! Unfortunately, swooping and day-saving doesn't help pay the rent, and you're not exactly the "hero-for-hire" type either. Hey, at least you can play down the whole life saving, self sacrificing gig with some neat lil' punchlines and remarks!

Juggling both egos becomes a strain at times and whilst you want to help everyone, you're also in search of "me time", often finding yourself having to make constant personal sacrifices in order to protect those around you.

Don't fret though! At the end of the day you'll find yourself with the support from either those you rescue or perhaps a close friend or loved one who'll get you by, reminding you of how cool you look in spandex.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 24% on Heropoints
Link: The Which SUPER HERO are you Test written by crayzee69 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


How was my Valentine's day,you ask? God, was it such a excitefyl evening!! There was so much to do that I rushed home as quickly as my coscience would let me speed. (Gotta watch out for those coppers, you know.)

My evening started off with a much needed diinner of a fine home-mose turkey and cheese po-boy, accompanied wth chips and con queso dip. Yum!! It was followed with the beginning of some delightful readings by Kate Chopin adn Mary E. Wilkins Freeman. (Damn, these women wrote about women who could of benefitted from Valium...greatly benefitted.)
I can't leave out the best part of this; I had to write some pretty darn analysis answers on these girls. What fun was had!!

Of course, all work and no play, blah, blah, blah. So I did take a break by watching Gilmore Girls. Wonderful show!

Though whose evening could be complete without spending 4 hours working a project that is due the next day (in which you find out it wasn't reallly enough time so you would have to skip your first class for the day).

Such a delighful and enchanting I had!!

And you?



Move over Drew, looks like we're gonna be sharing the same space.

Fun Fact:
If you read the rest of javafoofoo's matches, you would find out that she is not only welcomed on Serenity, but also Galactica, Moya, and the Millenium Falcon. I guess she has the pick of the litter! Woo-hoo!

You scored as Serenity (Firefly). You like to live your own way and donĂ¢??t enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Galactica (Battlestar: Galactica)


Moya (Farscape)


Millennium Falcon (Star Wars)


Serenity (Firefly)


Babylon 5 (Babylon 5)


SG-1 (Stargate)


Deep Space Nine (Star Trek)


Andromeda Ascendant (Andromeda)


Bebop (Cowboy Bebop)


Enterprise D (Star Trek)


FBI's X-Files Division (The X-Files)


Nebuchadnezzar (The Matrix)


Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile II: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? (pics)
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A memo from Gordon Stevens

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all up hill,
When the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Don't give up though the pace seems slow–
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you never can tell how close you are,
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when hardest hit,
It's when things seem worse that you must not quit.