badass jedi am I

heehee, i found this quiz in another blog:

What kind of Jedi are you?
LJ Username
Dark Side Growth Potential - 77%

Light Side Growth Potential - 22%

Master's Name
How likely you are to lose a limb - 58%

Lightsaber Blade's color Green
Lightsaber Style Double-Bladed Lightsaber
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i'd prefer to have 2 lightsabers, but beggars can't be choosers. ;)


my bookshelf, part 1

So I used to be one of those little kids who stumbled out of the local library with books stacked up to my chin. I would drive my mom nuts b/c I could read 5 books at a time and keep all the plots straight. I still do the same thing today, except it's a little harder to keep the plots straight when you work 40 hours a week, clean house, cook dinner and maintain a minimal social life. Plus, now I read books you have to learn from--no more Baby-Sitters Club, lol.

Right now I'm on this sociology kick, which extended into economics. "The Two Income Trap" is an excellent, excellent read about how the family has come to be dependent on two paychecks. I just cracked open "The Great Unraveling," a collection of essays by a NY Times columnist/econ prof on the state of the economy and how it was affected by the political arena. Waiting to be read: "Comeback Cities" and "The Death and Life of Great American Cities," which are more focused on urban planning.

food for thought

"You're like a waiter in a restaurant... you can recommend the best thing the chef is making. But if the guy wants a hamburger, you have to bring him the very best hamburger you can make."-- Scott Timms

good food for thought [pardon the pun] on the world of design :)



sports ramblings

So Sammy Sosa is officially a part of the Orioles... not sure how I feel about that. All the hitting in the world won't help them if they don't have halfway decent pitching; as long as I've "followed" the Orioles [from the late 80's], they've never had good pitching. Granted, I'm not a baseball fan--I mean, I like sports, but I have the shortest attention span in the world when it comes to a baseball game. My mother-in-law is a diehard O's fan, so I've watched enough games now to understand it a bit more, but still... it's soooo sloooooow.

There are rumors that Angelos is deliberately trying to screw up the team... whatever sweetheart deal they are working out b/c of DC getting a baseball team will probably make things worse: MLB is promising Angelos guaranteed revenue b/c he insists that another team in the area will take away from his already declining attendance, which takes away any shred of incentive he has left to improve the team. They've got some up-and-coming young guys, just not in pitching.

Super Bowlin': I'm so sick and tired of hearing journalists rant about how T.O. is hogging the spotlight. Just who is giving him the airtime, the sound bites, the breaking news clips... hello pot? This is the kettle calling--you're black ;)

I'm pulling for the Iggles, and not just b/c an entire side of my family is... I have a soft spot for underdogs. Plus, McNabb was my first fantasy QB who led me to near victory in the league my rookie year...

As much as I can't stand Terrell Owens b/c of how he screwed over the Ravens, if I were him, I'd play too. Chances are he'll never be in the Super Bowl again, and he's already a multi-millionaire anyway... so if he never plays another game, it's a pretty good way to go out. IMHO.


slippery when frozen

My poor husband messed up his back pretty bad this week... slipped on some ice while walking into his office... he tried to grab onto a chain link fence to keep from falling, but that ended up just making things worse. The doctor says his recovery time is anywhere from 3-6 weeks... talk about watching yer step! The doc added that "this is not an excuse for your wife to do everything."

The doctor is a woman ;)