Monday, December 1, 2008

Creative Ads

So I was on a jaunt through the internet when fancy struck me. I've been taking this marketing class and so I decided to try to find some fun ads. The amount of creativity out there is truly amazing, I tell you! Look at some of these! I admit I was on something of a Message Binge, but it's cool just the same. It's easier not to feel preached to when it's cool, right?

I don't know about any of you, and apologies to any of you smokers who may be offended by these, but I thought these were pretty dang effective.

These are actually from a job-finding service in Germany. How clever is that?! I particularly shudder at the laundromat one.

These are a couple that just break my heart. The Unicef one makes me want to just go out and adopt!

This just makes me itch to wash my hands as soon as possible.....

And the rest are just random cleverness....

But, seriously, wouldn't you LOVE to be that creative?! What about you, bloggers? Have any ads that particularly speak to you?

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

An Excellent Question.......

My friend Katie sent me this e-mail. Too funny!

A Letter to the Bank

Dear Sirs,

In view of what seems to be happening internationally with banks at the moment, I was wondering if you could advise me correctly:

If one of my checks is returned marked "insufficient funds," how do I know whether that refers to me or to you?

Can I get an Amen?!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I Grieve

I debated long and hard before deciding to post this. After all, what's done is done. No use crying over spilt milk and all that. We should just accept our new reality and move on. And I will.

But permit me to grieve.

There is a new president. And it's a truly historic moment. We finally managed to prove to the world that we're not a nation of white supremacist pigs. Good for us.

You all know my political leanings by now, I'm sure. So it will come as no surprise to you to know that I did not vote for the man who is now the leader of our great nation. What saddens me is how many did vote for him. It might not be so bad if I thought they had voted for him because they understood what he represents. Well, yes it would. It would just be a different kind of bad. But the staggering amount of ignorance of political philosophy that has been displayed by 2/3 of my fellow citizens is making me pretty gut sick.

For those of you who need a refresher, Osama Obama is a socialist. This means that he thinks the government is responsible FOR the people, not TO them. This is one of those fundamental differences he's always on about. Practically speaking, this translates into a government entity that is larger and slower, less efficient and more intrusive than it already is. Socialism is all about everyone having the same amount of resources. That sounds very pretty, doesn't it? But the reality is less so. They accomplish this by what they call a "redistribution of wealth". Pardon me, but that is just politically correct terminology for theft. Any mugger on the street can claim to be redistributing income. At least the mugger is more honest about it, and doesn't pretend to be doing it for the greater good.

I grieve that 2/3 of America can't seem to tell the difference.

I read this quote today:

"As you know, whenever Democrats get in, taxes do go up. And if they go up and they work the way that Bill Clinton's tax plan worked, I'm okay with that. ... We want everybody to be able to go to the doctor. We want everybody to be able to do all the things they want to do -- then somebody's got to pay for it, and it's people making a lot of dough, and that's the way the American system has always been." --Whoopi Goldberg

I think I actually threw up a little in my mouth when I read this. For the record, that is NOT the way the American system has always been. It's only been that way for the past 40 years or so. The American system was founded on the belief that every person could and should do for themselves. That people led happier, more fulfilled lives when the direction of those lives was up to them, with the resources that they earned being distributed according to their own desires. We do want everyone to be able to do all the things they want to do. But we want them to pay for it for themselves!

When I hear people saying that the rich ought to pay for the needs of those with less, I have to say that they do. They create jobs for them. But our liberal friends do not consider that to be adequate, apparently. They seem to feel that if you are rich, you OWE something to those who aren't. What is it that our delightful first lady in waiting is always saying? THAT IN ORDER FOR SOME TO HAVE MORE OF THE PIE, OTHERS HAVE TO BE MADE TO GIVE UP SOME OF THEIRS. It may not be a direct quote, but the philosophy is there. What the illustrious Obamas fail to recognize is that this is America. We make more pie. There isn't just one to go around. Everybody makes their own, and yes, with varying degrees of success. Wealth is not a static quantity here. America was the first country to create the phrase "to MAKE money". And we mean it quite literally. We create wealth in this country.

I grieve that we have lost sight of this knowledge.

There is a word for the prisoners citizens of a socialist country.That word is PARASITE. Those who take by force what they cannot produce and cannot sustain from those who can. The goal of our glorious new leader is to make us a nation of parasites. Except the wealthy, of course, because they're the hosts. That's the grand aim of socialism. Everyone has the same, eventually. We'll all have nothing. Socialism is the harbinger of doom for wealth. Its basic tenet is "From each according to his ability. To each according to his need." How smart do you have to be before you figure out that there's no such thing as being successful under a socialist regime? Where's the incentive to earn any money or to try to get ahead, when the governement is just going to take whatever you earn and give it to someone else because they "need" it more that you do? Socailism is not sustainable. I find it bitterly ironic that America's first black president is the man who wants to lead us BACK into slavery. Because that's what the result of socialism is. The people become the slaves of the government.

Everyone is cheering as though this was a great victory for freedom, even as he slips the chains around our necks. They act as though the principles of socialism will yield the results of capitalism. This is foolishness bordering on insanity. It's like sticking your hand in a fire and expecting it to tickle.

I grieve that the people of this country are so uneducated.

They have handed control of the greatest nation on earth to a man who hates it. His words. He has no respect for this country, or anything it stands for. He has openly stated that if the political winds turn ugly, he will side with America's enemies. He wants to attack or abandon our allies, welcome our enemies and destroy us from the inside out. His closest friends and mentors are known criminals, vicious, hate-spewing racists, and unrepentant terrorists. But because he can dress it up with pretty words, (and because he's black and any attempt to point out character flaws in a black person MUST be racially motivated)we hand him the keys to the city.

I grieve.

But grief is hardening into resolve. He can't have my country without a fight. He may have been handed the office of President of the United States, but he is unworthy of it. And I do not acknowledge him as MY president. He is THE President. For now.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Exercising Advice

1. For every mile you jog, you add one minute to your life. This enables you, at the age of 85, to spend an additional five months in a nursing home at $5,000/month.

2. The only reason I took up jogging was to hear heavy breathing again.

3. I joined a health club last year, spending $500 in the process. I haven't lost a pound. Apparently you have to show up.*snort* What's up with that?!

4. I have to exercise early in the morning, before my brain figures out what I'm doing.

5. I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.

6. The advantage to exercising every day is that you die healthier.

7. I have flabby thighs but fortunately my stomach covers them.

8. If you are going to take up cross-country skiing, it helps to start with a small country. Say, Vatican City.

9. I don't jog; it makes me spill my milk shake.

10. Actually, I don't exercise at all. If we were meant to touch our toes, we would have them farther up on our bodies.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sad News

With all the sadness and trauma going on in the world at the moment, it is
worth reflecting on the death of a very important person, which almost went
unnoticed last week. Larry LaPrise, the man that wrote 'The Hokie Pokey'
died peacefully at the age of 93*. The most traumatic part for his family was
getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in. And then the trouble

Shut up. You know it's funny.

*Note: I have no idea if the guy is really dead or not.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Would the Real Mama Please Stand Up?

A friend of mine e-mailed this to me, and danged if I didn't stand up and cheer. I'm sure there are those who would insist that there was no need to embarrass the child, but honestly! He stole something! He should be embarrassed. That is one awesome Mama. Kudos from the Sisterhood, woman! You're doin' great!

Can't you just picture it?

Oh, look. There's a young man with a sign by the side of the road. I wonder if it's a car...wash....?

Did that say what I thought it said?! Yes! It did!!!

*snerk* Oh, man! He does not look happy. Neither does his mom. Hooooooooo!! You go, Mom!!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

In Memory of Summer

Well, here I am again. The weather is beginning to turn cold in fits and starts. The days are getting shorter and people are getting back to the serious business of life, more's the pity. But I have preserved my summer in bits and pieces, from the sunsets and rainbows, to my work environment that's bound to have you sighing in envy or at least nostalgia. So, I now force them on you share them with you.

My home is situated in exactly the right place for Rainbow Watching. When it rains and the sun comes out, we are almost invariably treated to the whole arch, not just a halfbow.

We are also often thrilled with a double.

These are probably a couple of my faves, though.

I hope I never take rainbows for granted.

Now for my job. As a student, I am blessed to be able to have rather childlike summers. I still work, of course, but my job is a lot of fun. I work at my local Aquatic Center (aka The Pool). Here's the back of my shirt. (Which was incredibly unflattering to my short, corpulent form, and which I ditched as quickly as possible.)

But the view more than made up for the unfortunate fashion choices........

But, the best part of this job is that it lets me spend time with my kids......

.......something I hope none of us will take for granted.

Friday, October 3, 2008

What are they THINKING?!

I think it's abundantly clear that governement has gotten entirely too greedy. Congress is now ADDING $150 BILLION of pork to this "Rescue Package" for the economy. They are bribing themselves to get this thing through. And it was a bad idea to begin with!! The market doesn't need to be bailed out. This is just business, and the government DOESN'T SEEM TO HAVE A HEAD FOR BUSINESS. IF they want to help, they should pass laws that say executives who are found to be engaging in illegal activities forfeit their severance packages. And then they go to jail! THAT'S what their job is. NOT feeding money into this. That will only screw things up more.

Here is a quick look into 3 former Fannie Mae executives who have brought down Wall Street.

Franklin Raines was a Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Fannie Mae. Raines was forced to retire from his position with Fannie Mae when auditing discovered severe irregulaties in Fannie Mae's accounting activities. At the time of his departure The Wall Street Journal noted, " Raines, who long defended the company's accounting despite mounting evidence that it wasn't proper, issued a statement late Tuesday conceding that "mistakes were made" an d saying he would assume responsibility as he had earlier promised. News reports indicate the company was under growing pressure from regulators to shake up its management in the wake of findings that the company's books ran afoul of generally accepted accounting principles for four years." Fannie Mae had to reduce its surplus by $9 billion.

Raines left with a "golden parachute valued at $240 Million in benefits. The Government filed suit against Raines when the depth of the accounting scandal became clear. . The Government noted, "The 101 charges reveal how the individuals improperly manipulated earnings to maximize their bonuses, while knowingly neglecting accounting systems and internal controls, misapplying over twenty accounting principles and misleading the regulator and the public. The Notice explains how they submitted six years of misleading and inaccurate accounting statements and inaccurate capital reports that en abled them to grow Fannie Mae in an unsafe and unsound manner." These charges were made in 2006. The Court ordered Raines to return $50 Million Dollars he received in bonuses based on the miss-stated Fannie Mae profits.

Tim Howard - Was the Chief Financial Officer of Fannie Mae. Howard "was a strong internal proponent of using accounting strategies that would ensure a "stable pattern of earnings" at Fannie. In everyday English - he was cooking the books. The Government Investigation determined that, "Chief Financial Officer, Tim Howard, failed to provide adequate oversight to key control and reporting functions within Fannie Mae,"

On June 16, 2006, Rep. Richard Baker, R-La., asked the Justice Department to investigate his allegations that two former Fannie Mae executives lied to Congress in October 2004 when they denied manipulating the mortgage-finance giant's income statement to achieve managem ent pay bonuses. Investigations by federal regulators and the company's board of directors since concluded that management did manipulate 1998 earnings to trigger bonuses. Raines and Howard resigned under pressure in late 2004.

Howard's Golden Parachute was estimated at $20 Million!

Jim Johnson - A former executive at Lehman Brothers and who was later forced from his position as Fannie Mae CEO. A look at the Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight's May 2006 report on mismanagement and corruption inside Fannie Mae, and you'll see some interesting things about Johnson. Investigators found that Fannie Mae had hidden a substantial amount of Johnson's 1998 compensation from the public, reporting that it was between $6 million and $7 million when it fact it was $21 million." Johnson is currently under investigation for taking illegal loans from Countrywide while serving as CEO of Fannie Mae.
Johnson's Golden Parachute was estimated at $28 Million.


Change We Can Believe In

FRANKLIN RAINES? Raines works for the Obama Campaign as Chief Economic Advisor

TIM HOWARD? Howard is also a Chief Economic Advisor to Obama

JIM JOHNSON? Johnson hired as a Senior Obama Finance Advisor and was selected to run Obama's Vice Presidential Search Committee

IF OBAMA PLANS ON CLEANING UP THE MESS - HIS ADVISORS HAVE THE EXPERTISE - THEY MADE THE MESS IN THE FIRST PLACE. Would you trust the men who tore Wall Street down to build the New Wall Street?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

I'd Rather Be Rich

Who says you can't be filthy, stinking nice and rich at the same time?

I have decided to become rich. From now on, when I make a major decision (and probably some of the smaller ones) I will be asking myself, "Is this how rich people live?"

To this end, I have begun with my house. I cleaned. And I don't mean, ' I ran a duster over the surfaces, picked up the stuff from the floor and ran the dishwasher.' No. I SHOVELLED out my house. You think I'm exaggerating? I'm on a public computer, so I can't put on pictures. but let's just say that if I had an allergy to dust, I'd be hospitalized right now. In fact if my house were a person this would be the before picture:

and this would be the after:

I have never subscribed to the theory that money is the root of all evil. I think that's total bull-pucky. I'm not even sure I totally buy the notion that the love of money is the root of all evil. I think the root of all evil is the demand to be given that which you have not earned. Really think about that for a moment. Love, honor, respect, wealth, accolade, position, power.....all of these things require you to BECOME something greater. So I am have decided to undertake the process of that becoming. Anybody wanna join me?


While we all may have different ways of remembering, let us ALWAYS remember.....

Our rights are our rights because someone fought for them, died for them. They continue to be our rights for the same reason. Don't render those sacrifices worthless by giving them away in the face of fear or difficulty. Do not make the mistake of thinking they will always be yours if you are unwilling to live by the principles in which they are grounded.

God Bless America!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Moment of Silence, Please.....

London Times Obituary of the late Mr. Common Sense

'Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old
friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years.
No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth
records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He
will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable
lessons as: Knowing when to come in out of the rain; why
the early bird gets the worm; Life isn't always fair;
and maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies
(don't spend more than you can earn) and reliable
strategies (adults, not children, are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when
well-intentioned but overbearing regulations were set in
place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy charged with sexual
harassment for kissing a classmate; teens suspended from
school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher fired
for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked
teachers for doing the job that they themselves had failed
to do in disciplining their unruly children.

It declined even further when schools were required to
get parental consent to administer sun lotion or an Aspirin
to a student; but could not inform parents when a student
became pregnant and wanted to have an abortion.

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches
became businesses; and criminals received better treatment
than their victims. Common Sense took a beating when you
couldn't defend yourself from a burglar in your own
home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live after a
woman failed to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was
hot. She spilled a little in her lap and was promptly
awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents,
Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter,
Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by his
4 stepbrothers; I Know My Rights, I Want It Now, Someone
Else Is To Blame, and I'm A Victim.

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized
he was gone.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Pandora's Box

Well, as usual, I am on the dull edge of what's hip and happening. I have recently discovered Pandora. I LOVE this thing! I'm not a radio fan any more. Mostly because I don't wanna have to listen to all the stupid songs just for the few golden ones, nor do I wish to be bombarded with the same 5 songs over the course of three hours. That can seriously damage a person's mental health, and I think we all know that I can't afford to be going around DELIBERATELY damaging what is already so very fragile. So when I find a site that lets me choose what kind of music I like, name the station, and listen to similar kinds of music (with the opportunity to say yes, I like this,play more like this, or no, I don't, don't play this again), I'm a very happy camper.

So head on over if you aren't already there.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I hate technology

Hello, all. Yes, it's me. Back from the black hole. Or at least temporarily ransomed from the black hole. My computer's one and only hard drive has died. Hmmmm....then how is it you are able to communicate with us, I hear you ask. I am on the computer at my place of temporary employment, that's how. My children are going through withdrawal. My youngest is practically in tears over the precarious fate of her Neopets. They could starve!

So now I get to pay $70 to try to have my music, videos and pictures ghosted off of the now-useless pile of silicon. Then I get to save my pennies until I have $300 for a new pile. *sigh* Well, I guess I'll look on the bright side. At least it happened during back to school sales. And really, without the Internet to suck us all in, we've spent some great quality time together. So I think I'll let my kids go through their withdrawal so they can see that life without a computer is not the end of the world. And it's not a bad lesson for me, either.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Blogthings, how I love thee!

I don't know if you recall, those of you who've been around since my bloggy-birth (which would be all two of you), but I did a post in the early days about Blogthings. I am obsessed with them. They're alternately insightful, interesting, and just plain bizarre. Sometimes, you just want to say "What the Fifi?! Where did they get that?!" And other times you just sit there with your jaw in your lap 'cause they nailed you. Most of the time it's a mix. So here are...well...A LOT of ones I've done recently, and my take on them. (Oh, come on! You didn't seriously think I'd have nothing to say? It's ME!) And sadly, it is but a fraction of my wasted time that I present to you. Don't judge me!

You Have A Type A- Personality

You are one of the most balanced people around

Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want

You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back

Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!

You live life to the fullest - incorporating the best of both worlds

I've never really considered myself to be type-A. But now that I think on it, I am. Down to my blood type. Scary. But I like to think I'm not obnoxiously type A. (Insert plea to be allowed to keep this illusion for a little while longer. Thank you.)

What Your Face Says

At first glance, people see you as warm and well-balanced.

Overall, your true self is creative and expressive.

With friends, you seem logical, detached, and a bit manipulative.

In love, you seem gentle and sensitive.

In stressful situations, you seem cheerful and optimistic.

Okay, I'm gonna ask all you bloggers out there if you agree with this. I don't think I do detached around my friends and in a stressful situation I alternate between being the comic relief and actually making the problem worse with my panickiness. (Yes, I know that's not a word, but it still fits.)And in love, I suck. Aside from that, it's completely accurate!

Your Fragrance Profile

The best calming fragrance: vanilla

The best fragrance for everyday wear: orange

The best fragrance to boost your sex appeal: lavender

The best fragrance for energy: pine

Now, how much fun is this?! I prefer lemon or grapefruit for my daily scent, but it's still in the citrus family. And vanilla does calm me down, if it isn't the sickeningly sweet kind that sits in the back of your throat for hours. And I LOVE pine. It comes right after cedar/sandalwood. And fresh lavender is a thing of beauty. I was glad they didn't stick me with patchouli, 'cause that stuff is NASTY. How'd they KNOW?!

You Should Play the Piano

You are a true music aficionado who loves many musical style and eras.

You find music to be an escape. And you'd like to be relaxed and comfortable when you're making it.

You're very innovative, and you have a unique way of knowing what may sound beautiful.

There's a strong possibility that you could compose some of your own work songs quite easily.

While you have a lot of creative energy, you are also serious and conscientious.

Your musical talent needs time, practice, and lots of privacy to flourish.

Your dominant personality characteristic: your painstaking attention to detail

Your secondary personality characteristic: your natural tendency to be whimsical

Well, how 'bout that? As it happens I am currently learning to play the piano! It is the instrument I am most drawn to and always has been. How about y'all? What instrument plays your soul strings?

Your EQ is 160

Two possibilities - you've either out "Dr. Phil-ed" Dr. Phil... or you're a dirty liar.

Seriously though, your whole "Don't Worry, Be Happy" philosophy is really what defines emotional intelligence.

You're warm, open, and very optimistic. You know how to act appropriately, even if you don't feel like it.

You are a good communicator, and you have little difficulty with personal relationships - even when you're dealing with difficult people.

In general, you are successful, capable, together person. You get what you want out of life.

I do consider myself to have a high emotional IQ (thanks, Mom!) in that I know what I should do in a given situation. This does not, however, consistently translate into action. Still workin' on that one. For most of my personal relationships, it's true, I don't have difficulty. The major exception being romantic relationships. Those I bomb out on regularly.

Your Rising Sign is Libra

A total charmer, it's hard for people to say no to you.

Irresistible and attractive, you have no shortage of love interests.

Totally competitive, you tend to thrive in stressful environments.

A peaceful soul, you avoid conflict at almost all costs.

Sometimes you try too hard to please those around you.

But you have a great inner strength that helps you bounce back easily.

This one was actually quite accurate. I just want to know one thing: What the heck is a rising sign?! Is it the opposite of a sinking sign? What exactly am I supposed to do with this information and how does it fit with the normal birthday sign? All you astrologically gifted people need to fill me in here. I'd also like to note that my abounding love interests are also INVISIBLE.

Your IQ Is 110

Your Logical Intelligence is Average

Your Verbal Intelligence is Genius

Your Mathematical Intelligence is Genius

Your General Knowledge is Average

Awwwww...I feel so SMART right now! Suddenly, I'm quite sure I'll do just fine in school this fall!

You Are Chinese Food

Exotic yet ordinary.

People think they've had enough of you, but they're back for more in an hour.

I LOVE Chinese food, so I'm totally okay (and dare I say, flattered) with this comparison. But I have to say, I have heard several people say that when they have Chinese they are hungry an hour later. I do not have this problem. When I'm full, I'm full and it usually stays that way for a while. Must be my personal space needs showing.

What the House Test Says About You

You are happy with who you are, and you don't have an inflated sense of self importance. You do your own thing quietly. You don't take up a lot of space.

You can't stand community oriented people and annoying "buy local" campaigns. You prefer to live the best life possible, and that doesn't really involve many other people.

You are a social, friendly, and giving person. You like to bring people together and make them feel happy.

You take good care of your physical appearance. You dress well, stay in shape, and do your best to look great.

You are moved by the most simple of things. You can find pleasure from a small, perfect moment.

This was just fun! Though I nearly snort-laughed a beverage when I read that I like to stay in shape. HA! Only if round is a shape. What does the house test say about you?

You Should Live in a Small City

You are definitely an urban person, but not any old city will do.

You want a city that matches you well. For you, big cities lack individuality.

You prefer a smaller city with lots of personality, local culture, and history.

Also incredibly accurate. I am a small town girl, through and through.

People Definitely Like You

You are very well liked, and many people admire you.

You are friendly, well mannered, and fun to be around.

Of course, you're not perfect... but that's okay.

Your friends are usually willing to accept you for who you are!

What People Don't Like About You:

People don't like that you forget them easily. No one wants to be friends with someone who doesn't remember their name!

What People Like About You:

People like that you truly take and interest in them. Everyone likes to be liked!

People like that you're interesting and intriguing. You always have something interesting to say.

People like that you are genuine and real. They can count on you to be yourself.

Hey, thanks guys! I'm blushing, even though I can't remember your names.......

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when things are straight-forward, and you're told that you're loved.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was ruthless, cold-blooded, and sarcastic.

Your ideal relationship is lasting. You want a relationship that looks to the future... one you can grow with.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something that will confine you. You are afraid of marriage.

In this moment, you think of love as something you thirst for. You'll do anything for love, but you won't fall for it easily.

Ready to love and be loved....just not ready to get married.....Works for me! Know any hot LDS guys who are willing to date for the next 5 years?

Your Personality at 35,000 Says...

Deep down, you vastly prefer being with others to being alone. You love to engage people in conversation.

You are good with your place in the world. You are confident and comfortable with who you are.

Your gift is having a way with words. You know how to express yourself well.

You are inspired by freedom. Whenever you are able to do what you want, good things happen.

You are happy as long as you are given some personal space. It's important for you to have your own private life.

Yeah, this one was actually freakishly accurate, given that it was only five questions long.....And I have no idea how altitude affects anything, but hey...

What Charity Means

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.

You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.

A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.

You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.

You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.

You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.

You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

Wow! Who knew a name could say so much?! Even if it isn't all that accurate in some ways. If you know me, rebel is probably the last word you would use to describe me, though I am impetuous, impulsive and restless in a lot of ways. I wouldn't say I am MOST comfortable away from home, but I am completely comfortable away from home, perhaps in a way that most people aren't. Also, I am not the best at everything....but I really, REALLY want to be. Everything else is pretty dang close. So, what does YOUR name mean? I wanna know! Tell me, tell me, tell me!!

Okay, so I have now indulged in a completely narcissistic post. Now I want you all to go forth and find out about yourselves, and let me know. I promise, you'll be hooked in no time. (And I will no longer be alone in my addiction.) Embrace the world of Blogthings!