January 7th, 2006

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Man, this is scccccccccccccaryily accurate!

ColorQuiz.com Wendy took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

"Feels she has been unjustly and undeservedly treat..."

Click here to read the rest of the results.

My favorite part: Unhappy at the resistance she feels whenever she tries to assert herself. Indignant and resentful because of these setbacks, but gives way apathetically and makes whatever adjustments are necessary so that she can have peace and quiet.

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Cleaning and cat

I've been straightening up my place all afternoon and, boy, doesn Luckie hate it! Every time I pick up anything, she gets all uncomfortable, like I'm messing up her world. Um, which I am! LOL. Right now she's jumping around the desk around, apparently trying to push over a pile of papers I just put down. Wait, now she's chasing some lint. I'm going really freak her out now by making the bed. I only do this about every 2-3 weeks so when I do, she just *stares* at me, like, "It was PERFECT, now you've messed it up!"
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Have a bunch of rather meaningless bits of info I feel like blibbering* out.

1) Just served up a cute little dinner on my Staffordshire. Caleb was coming by to get some of my leftover painting supplies and I figured why not serve him dinner, too. I even used the teapot and little teacups. Of course the real reason I used the fancy china is that ALL my other dishes are either in the (running) dishwasher or piled in the sink.

2) Managed to pick up the bedroom and master bathroom this afternoon and did 4 loads of laundry (1 clothes, 3 blankets/sheets). I hope to accomplish a quick clean of the main room and then go work out, before moving on to some creative work, either writing or editing.

3) From what the scale said last night, I think I've lost 1 lb. this week. In any case, between the good diet and exercise, I feel much better, physically, than I did before the New Year's Resolutions kicked in.

4) Had breakfast with the boys over at Highland Bakery, one of the nicest new additions to the Atlanta food scene. Even though a lot of what they serve up for breakfast is things off my diet, I found something I could eat, yummy granola with yogurt and fruit. And delicious raspberry tea!

5) Have been reading Samuel Delany's memoire, The Movement of Light on Water and it is BRILLIANT. It's a book group assignment so if the pattern holds, everybody else will hate it. But I love it and I think my dad will, too, so I plan to mail it to him once I'm done.

6) Found an post on Craigslist looking for voiceover talent for an ad. I could *totally* do that -- believe it or not, I have an "automated voice system voice," besides my regular loud, deep one -- so I may respond. The pay is excellent!

7) Why does it seem like I'm always coldest when my bathrobe is in the dryer?

* Don't consult your dictionary, I made this word up.
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    "Shopliftes of the World" -The Smiths
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God Bless the Grass

I'm having a Pete Seeger night and this song, like most of those he sings, hits home today the same way it did when it was first written (by Malvina Reynolds, in the 50s, I believe):

God Bless the Grass

God bless the grass that grows through the crack.
They roll the concrete over it to try and keep it back.
The concrete gets tired of what it has to do,
It breaks and it buckles and the grass grows thru,
And God bless the grass.

God bless the truth that fights toward the sun,
They roll the lies over it and think that it is done
It moves through the ground and reaches for the air,
And after a while it is growing everywhere,
And God bless the grass.

God bless the grass that breaks through cement,
It's green and its tender and it's easily bent,
But after a while it lifts up its head,
For the grass is living and the stone is dead.
And God bless the grass.

God bless the grass that's gentle and low
Its roots they are deep and its will is to grow.
And God bless the truth, the friend of the poor,
And the wild grass growing at the poor man's door,
And God bless the grass


"I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it."

- Pete Seeger
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    "I Have a Rabbit" -Pete Seeger

Immovable Cat

I made the bed -- on Luckie. She was sitting on one of the pillows when I went to put on the blankets and didn't move when I started. So, amused, I put on a blanket, a comforter, and the coverlet. She moved to a spot just below the pillows but, despite me opening things up and allowing her to go, she just didn't want to move. Finally there was a made bed, with a lump in it.