January 2010


Confession Wednesday has moved to Make It Monday. E-Fabulous and I (we’re neighbors across the parking lot) have decided we’re making dinner together once a week. We’ve kept it up for a solid 5 weeks now. Mom, you’ll be happy to know I insist on¬†having a vegetable once a week whether I need them or not.

Tonight we were going to make souvlaki but we couldn’t find lamb. We got some take and bake chicken from Fresh & Easy instead. The potatoes wouldn’t bake though so we ended up taking them out of the oven, cutting them up, and frying them. And then the chicken took twice as long to bake as it should have. I suspect my oven isn’t what it should be.

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It’s been an interesting afternoon. I came home fully expecting a quiet afternoon trying to get some boxes unpacked. I emptied one box and two bags. I was actually hanging something on the wall when E-Fabulous arrived. We live in the same apartment complex now so we run errands together to stay motivated. Today I was accompanying her to Home Depot. While we were there I thought I’d ask how on Earth to get my crappy shower head down so that I can put up my nice new one. Bless his heart, the little old man who helped me walked us four blocks, not to hook me up with some sort of super solvent to do battle with the tape gluing the shower head to the wall, but rather to pull a shower head out of a package and demonstrate the act of unscrewing. He actually told me to remember “righty tighty lefty loosey.” No, really. He really was sweet, and his heart was in the right place, but man was it ever an I’m Just A Girl moment.

After Home Depot we went to Target to get “a vase.” This trip resulted in E-Fabulous and I attempting to hang curtains in my bedroom. On two occasions when I thought I would cry E-Fabulous said something like “Yea! She has a hole!” or, “See? Who needs a man when you have power tools!”¬† Thanks Fabulous!

I’ll try to be better about posting in 2010. Maybe post something other than on a holiday once in a while. My resolution for 2010? Have as much fun as possible. Rumspringa!

Here’s something fun I ran across today. In 2003 I took one of those silly quizzes online to find my Inner Dragon. Here’s what I got. It was fitting at the time.

and your inner dragon is a ….

Spectral Dragon

In the war between good and evil, a Spectral Dragon tends to walk the fine line of Neutrality….
When it comes to the powers of Chaos vs. those of Law and Order, your inner dragon walks a fine line between Law and Chaos….
As far as magical tendancies, Magical spells come as natural to the Spectral Dragon as breathe from it’s body….
During combat situations, a true Spectral Dragon prefers to defeat opponents by the use of spells and other tactics….

Dragon Description:

The resurrected spirits of fallen dragon warriors, Spectral Dragons usually find no allure in the ways of mortals or ‘flesh-beings.’ To this end most never possess a single gold piece. Instead, they live their unlives by a strict code of mental and metaphysical discipline. Their bodies are honed, focused avatars of dragon gods long-dead. They are leaders and teachers who prefer acolytes to be mages with an intense dedication to the betterment and empowerment of one’s own spirit. However, these creatures can be fierce in combat; because of their nature, Spectral Dragons can change form at will, and their undead state does not mean they have no physical influence. The magnificent blue-and-green flames of a Spectral Dragon are said to burn hotter than the fires of the living. In physical appearance Spectrals are often a shimmering grey-blue-white, much like a ghost; their common form appears similar to that of a shade-dragon. Their eyes glow one of three colors; the eyes of the honorably slain glow a bright green. The eyes of the murdered glow blood-red. And the eyes of the condemned, those whose greed or hatred destroyed their bodies, glow a bright violet.

This Dragons favorite elements are: are rose quartz, black roses, rain, funeral
pyres, and songs sung for the dead

I decided to take the quiz again today. It changed, and it’s a little spooky.

and your inner dragon is a ….

Aurora Dragon

In the war between good and evil, a Aurora Dragon tends to walk the fine line of Neutrality.
When it comes to the powers of Chaos vs. those of Law and Order, your inner dragon is a risk taker and answers to no one.
As far as magical tendancies, Your inner dragon has the ability to conquer the world of magic, but it will not be easy.
During combat situations, a true Aurora Dragon prefers to defeat opponents by the use of spells and other tactics.

Dragon Description:

The Aurora Dragon likes cool air and wide open spaces. It comes out at twilight and shies away from direct sunlight. The Aurora Dragon is independent and opinionated with a firm grasp on its desires. They love adventure and will try most anything once.

The Aurora Dragon appears to be night blue, but something about it’s scales (or perhaps it’s magical nature) creates a multicolor holographic effect around its body, almost as though it is constantly flying through an ever changing cloud of color.

Highly intelligent, The Aurora Dragon likes games of mental challenge and tends to finish in the winners bracket. They are perceptive and intuitive but tend to hold grudges. Very verbal–not a quiet or shy dragon, the Aurora Dragon makes friends easily.It is with great difficulty that The Aurora Dragon puts aside any injustice it has ever received–whether real or imagined. The Aurora Dragon loves freedom and would wither if put in constraints.

This Dragons favorite elements are: Opals, Wind, and Free Spirits

What’s your Inner Dragon?