What **does** Jenn need?

This is one of those games from Facebook. You go to Google and type in “[Your name] needs” and list off the first 10 things that pop up. Here are my first 11:

1. Theological studies: what Jenn needs Amen!
2. Jenn needs to find a self-righteous, conspicuous “I’m better than you” charitable position so she can keep charming the sheep into thinking she matters. Just keep charming those sheep, Jennby!
3. Jenn needs a smack daddy. Hahahaha!
4. Jenn needs a new boyfriend. I do?
5. Jenn needs a hot rod…and a good insurance policy. Good thing they tossed in that bit about insurance there for me….
6. Jenn needs healing thoughts and prayers. True.
7. Jenn needs a vacation. See below! 🙂
8. Jenn needs a glass of wine. Also, amen!
9. Jenn needs help!
10. Jenn needs $$$. See below! 🙂
11. Jenn needs to go battle demons. Now, that’s just awesome! 🙂

Okay, Randomness for the Day


There Are 0 Gaps in Your Knowledge


Where you have gaps in your knowledge:

No Gaps!

Where you don’t have gaps in your knowledge:

Philosophy
Religion
Economics
Literature
History
Science
Art


The Castle Personality Test


You have no problem diving into new experiences. You’re so brave that you don’t even notice how courageous you are.

You don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how people see you. You’re kind of scared to know what they think.

You are a very romantic person. You can’t help but see the world as it should be.

Right now, stress occasionally makes you feel trapped in your life. You usually have a clear perspective on things though!

Overall, your life is very peaceful – if not a little solitary. Much of what goes on goes on in your head.

You aren’t optimistic about the future. You worry about what will happen to the world and if we’ll be able to clean up the messes we’ve made.

Reluctant Meme

I’m not really sure if I should be posting about what kind of *dog* I am, but here we go anyway:

 


You Are a Labrador Retriever


You are very optimistic. You approach life with enthusiasm and vigor.

You aim to please, and you are a very quick learner.You can be a bit rowdy and unruly, especially when you don’t get enough exercise.

While you are a bit wild, you’re never dangerous. You are a truly gentle creature.

H/T to Kevin.

What Kind of Woman Am I??

H/T to Kasia:

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz…

You Are a Katharine!

You are a Katharine — “I am happy and open to new things”

Katharines are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.
  • * Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
  • * Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
  • * Don’t try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
  • * Be responsible for youself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
  • * Don’t tell me what to do.

What I Like About Being a Katharine

  • * being optimistic and not letting life’s troubles get me down
  • * being spontaneous and free-spirited
  • * being outspoken and outrageous. It’s part of the fun.
  • * being generous and trying to make the world a better place
  • * having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
  • * having such varied interests and abilities

What’s Hard About Being a Katharine

  • * not having enough time to do all the things I want
  • * not completing things I start
  • * not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career
  • * having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies
  • * feeling confined when I’m in a one-to-one relationship

Katharines as Children Often

  • * are action oriented and adventuresome
  • * drum up excitement
  • * prefer being with other children to being alone
  • * finesse their way around adults
  • * dream of the freedom they’ll have when they grow up

Katharines as Parents

  • * are often enthusiastic and generous
  • * want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life
  • * may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

Me Noes Sum Eingwish, Mebbe….

H/T to Stacy and Kasia:

Your result for The Commonly Confused Words Test…

English Genius

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 93% Expert!

You did so extremely well, even I can’t find a word to describe your excellence! You have the uncommon intelligence necessary to understand things that most people don’t. You have an extensive vocabulary, and you’re not afraid to use it properly! Way to go!

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

For the complete Answer Key, visit my blog: http://shortredhead78.blogspot.com/.

Take The Commonly Confused Words Test at HelloQuizzy

Vote Jaibee in 2012!

Your result for The Presidential Capacity Test…

Presidential Success!

89% Values, 95% Charisma and 100% Judgment!

“In America, anyone can become president. That’s one of the risks you take.” -Adlai E. Stevenson

Congratulations! You encapsulate everything that a successful candidate should encapsulate.

Crack open the whiskey and break out the celebratory cigar. You are destined for success in the Presidential Campaign. You exude confidence and charisma. You exhibit true leadership abilities and demonstrate the ability to make snap judgement calls if the need arises. You are well-respected for your strong values and your steadfast stance on honesty and loyalty.

The USA needs a President like you. You are one of a select few deserving of the influence and recognition commanded by the Presidential title. Congrats!

Other possibilities:

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Take The Presidential Capacity Test at HelloQuizzy

I Knew It! :)

Your result for “What kind of Coffee customer are you” quiz?!…

Customer Of The Year!

we love you.. we really, really do..

Round of applause to YOU! You must have worked in customer service before, because you really understand what hard work it is to wait on people all the day long! You’re always polite and respectful to your baristas, and you are treated accordingly! You’ve probably been customer of the week a couple times, and maybe you’re starting to notice hearts forming in your foam.. As long as you keep being you, your drinks will always be made extra special! Please tell your friends and family your trick, because you are one of the few people who make a barista’s day!

Take “What kind of Coffee customer are you” quiz?! at HelloQuizzy

Meme of the Day

Thanks to Ironic Catholic, who has saved me from bludgeoning my head against “Confessions” for another 10 minutes while I try to figure out what kind of person I am.  I call it Remote Spiritual Direction….  🙂

You are a Dynamic Leader.

Dynamic Leader

about you

You are a Leader

 
  • Your solid grounding in the practicalities of life, along with your self-assuredness and your willingness to appreciate new things make you a LEADER.
  • You’re in touch with what is going on around you and adept at remaining down-to-earth and logical.
  • Although you’re detail-oriented, this doesn’t mean that you lose the big picture.
  • You tend to find beauty in form and efficiency, as opposed to finding it in broad-based, abstract concepts.
  • Never one to pass on an adventure, you’re consistently seeking and finding new things, even in your immediate surroundings.
  • Because of this eagerness to pursue new experiences, you’ve learned a lot; your attention to detail means that you gain a great deal from your adventures.
  • The intellectual curiosity that drives you leads you to seek out causes of and reasons behind things.
  • Your confidence gives you the potential to take your general awareness and channel it into leadership.
  • You’re not set on one way of doing things, and you often have the skills and persistence to find innovative ways of facing challenges.
  • You are well-attuned to your talents, and can deal with most problems that you face.
  • You do your own thing when it comes to clothing, guided more by practical concerns than by other people’s notions of style.
  • Generally, you believe that you control your life, and that external forces only play a limited role in determining what happens to you.
  • If you want to be different:

     
  • There’s more to life than the practical – take some time to daydream and explore the aesthetic sides of things.
  • how you relate to others

    You are Dynamic

     
  • As someone who is DYNAMIC, you do not have a hard time meeting new people, and you have a bunch of close friends.
  • You are not overly concerned with what others may think about you, which leaves you free to be thoroughly involved in the world around you.
  • There are those who find being around people exhausting—but not you! Interacting with others, whether at a party or in conversation, gives you energy.
  • You have a strong sense of what the world is like and how it should be.
  • You have enormous respect for those who have earned their success, and have little patience for those who try to bend the rules or ride on the coattails of others’ hard work.
  • Believing in the importance of integrity and hard work doesn’t stop you from believing that people will do the right thing—you know that people are good at heart.
  • You sometimes have trouble understanding why others feel the way they do, but it doesn’t stop you from having faith and trust in those around you.
  • Part of what makes engaging with people so interesting for you is that you occasionally learn something new about yourself or about a problem you’re having when discussing things with others.
  • Your strong worldview leads you to believe that people shouldn’t rely on their emotions so much when making decisions.
  • If you want to be different:

     
  • Taking some time to explore others’ perspectives could make spending time with people even more compelling than it already is.
  • Making an effort to see the complexities of situations might open your eyes to alternative perspectives of how the world works.
  • Those who are as outgoing as you are often need to remind themselves that time alone can be just as fulfilling—take some time for yourself and you might find that there are many things in your inner world that are just as compelling as the world outside your window.
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    Just Which Jane Austen Character *Am* I?

    Of course, I am not all that well versed in Jane Austen, but well, sometimes I like to do these little memes anyway. Thanks to Kasia, for posting the link on her blog.

    I am Catherine Morland!

    You are Catherine Morland of Northanger Abbey! You love a good Gothic romance – so much, in fact, that you’ll fool yourself into thinking you’re living one! You are imaginative and naive, which is at once endearing and perplexing. Perhaps your heart is TOO pure…but it is adventurous. After all, you love a trip to Bath or a stay at an ancient Abbey.

    100 Books Meme

    I stole this from The Ironic Catholic, who I think stole it from someone else.  Ah, well, that’s the nature of these things.  🙂

    Bold–I’ve read it.
    Underlined–I want to.
    Nuttin’–I don’t care.
    Dripping with blood–you give it to me, I’ll burn it instead.

    1. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
    2. The Lord of the Rings – JRR Tolkien
    3. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
    4. Harry Potter series – JK Rowling
    5. To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (AP English)
    6. The Bible (Working on it….)
    7. Wuthering Heights –Emily Bronte
    8. Nineteen Eighty Four – George Orwell 
    9. His Dark Materials – Phillip Pullman (Although, maybe I’d peek at it, just so I can argue against it.)
    10. Great Expectations – Charles Dickens (Read a tiny portion, then got bored.)
    11. Little Women – Louisa M Alcott
    12. Tess of the D’Urbervilles – Thomas Hardy
    13. Catch 22 – Joseph Heller
    14. Complete Works of Shakespeare (Select things — some sonnets, some plays, etc.)
    15. Rebecca – Daphne Du Maurier
    16. The Hobbit – JRR Tolkien
    17. Birdsong – Sebastian Faulks
    18. Catcher in the Rye – JD Salinger (Can’t remember if I read this in AP English, or if it was just presented by a classmate — memorable book, evidently….  😉
    19. The Time Traveller’s Wife –
    20. Middlemarch – George Eliot
    21. Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
    22. The Great Gatsby – F Scott Fitzgerald (AP English hits again!)
    23. Bleak House – Charles Dickens
    24. War and Peace – Leo Tolstoy
    25. The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams (At the husband’s suggestion, this and the other Adams books.)
    26. Brideshead Revisited – Evelyn Waugh
    27. Crime and Punishment – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
    28. Grapes of Wrath – John Steinbeck (I liked Steinbeck.)
    29. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
    30. The Wind in the Willows – Kenneth Grahame
    31. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
    32. David Copperfield – Charles Dickens
    33. Chronicles of Narnia – CS Lewis (I’ve read the first 1.5; I’ve had the complete set for years and years.)
    34. Emma – Jane Austen
    35. Persuasion – Jane Austen
    36. The Kite Runner – Khaled Hosseini
    37. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin – Louis De Bernieres
    38. Memoirs of a Geisha – Arthur Golden  (I liked the movie.)
    39. Winnie the Pooh – AA Milne (Saw the moviesssss….)
    40. Animal Farm – George Orwell
    41. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
    42. One Hundred Years of Solitude – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    43. A Prayer for Owen Meaney – John Irving
    44. The Woman in White – Wilkie Collins
    45. Anne of Green Gables – LM Montgomery
    46. Far From The Madding Crowd – Thomas Hardy (My husband had this book.  Never managed to read it.)
    47. The Handmaid’s Tale – Margaret Atwood
    48. Lord of the Flies – William Golding (AP English)
    49. Atonement – Ian McEwan
    50. Life of Pi – Yann Martel
    51. Dune – Frank Herbert
    52. Cold Comfort Farm – Stella Gibbons
    53. Sense and Sensibility – Jane Austen
    54. A Suitable Boy – Vikram Seth
    55. The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafon
    56. A Tale Of Two Cities – Charles Dickens (I think I read this in grade school.)
    57. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley (Of course, I would read this one.)
    58. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time – Mark Haddon
    59. Love In The Time Of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia Marquez
    60. Of Mice and Men – John Steinbeck
    61. Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov
    62. The Secret History – Donna Tartt
    63. The Lovely Bones – Alice Sebold (I kinda liked this one, despite its gruesomeness.  I liked her personal story, Lucky, too.)
    64. Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas
    65. On The Road – Jack Kerouac
    66. Jude the Obscure – Thomas Hardy
    67. Bridget Jones’ Diary – Helen Fielding
    68. Midnight’s Children – Salman Rushdie
    69. Moby Dick – Herman Melville (Started it, didn’t finish.)
    70. Oliver Twist – Charles Dickens
    71. Dracula – Bram Stoker
    72. The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
    73. Notes From A Small Island – Bill Bryson
    74. Ulysses – James Joyce
    75. The Bell Jar – Sylvia Plath
    76. Swallows and Amazons – Arthur Ransome
    77. Germinal – Emile Zola
    78. Vanity Fair – William Makepeace Thackeray
    79. Possession – AS Byatt
    80. A Christmas Carol – Charles Dickens
    81. Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell
    82. The Color Purple – Alice Walker
    83. The Remains of the Day – Kazuo Ishiguro
    84. Madame Bovary – Gustave Flaubert
    85. A Fine Balance – Rohinton Mistry
    86. Charlotte’s Web – EB White  🙂
    87. The Five People You Meet In Heaven – Mitch Albom
    88. Adventures of Sherlock Holmes – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Started it, didn’t finish.)
    89. The Faraway Tree Collection – Enid Blyton
    90. Heart of Darkness – Joseph Conrad
    91. The Little Prince – Antoine De Saint-Exupery (Read it, in French.)
    92. The Wasp Factory – Iain Banks
    93. Watership Down – Richard Adams (For some reason, I loved this book.)
    94. A Confederacy of Dunces – John Kennedy Toole
    95. A Town Like Alice – Nevil Shute
    96. The Three Musketeers – Alexandre Dumas
    97. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – Roald Dahl
    98. Les Miserables – Victor Hugo (I want to read it, both in English and in French.)
    99. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
    100. The Outsiders

    Guess I’m just not all that well read when it comes to “the classics.”  🙂