I'm not sure if I should be too proud of this, it's an way too easy test!! Anyway, have fun! Common who doesn't know the difference between a vulcan and an elf!!
Overall, you scored as follows:
2% scored higher (more nerdy),
0% scored the same, and
98% scored lower (less nerdy).
What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:
All hail the monstrous nerd. You are by far the SUPREME NERD GOD!!!
- Current Mood: slightly tipsy with a sinus headache yuck!
- Current Music:the hum of my computer
Lately I've felt and been acting like a beast. I'm having issues dealing with most of the general public and getting really sick of being asked at least 6 or more times in a hour if I'm training my guide dog, even using a magnifer or reading something a few millimeters from my face!!!! I want to scream and it makes me really angry, plus gives me a bad case of agoraphobia. So today I turned on my magical dinosaur (my ancient 2nd gen iPod) who plays music that I need to hear and made some banana wheat germ muffins from Vegancomicon. I swear the shuffle in iPods are psychic! I feel so much better -- music and tasty food. Now I'm just sitting here all mellow and happy listening to music and posting here. The muffins should be cooled down soon and I'm enjoying my favourite tea from T, vanilla bean black tea (sweet hot goodness). I need to remember to throw on my headphones and blast music, while baking or out and about more often. It's so good for my soul, without this I'd go insane!! Between the weather here and dealing with the general masses while out with my guide doggy I swear I'll be committed if I don't find some downtime to relax and destress.
- Current Mood: mellow
- Current Music:Please, please, please - Fionna Apple
So this is what I reached on my reading goal this year. Going to guide dog school and the brief month or two in school slowed me down. Not to mention there have been more audiobooks in my reading, so I can knit at the same time. I love audiobooks but they are a little slow and I really should look into using the CNIB's library to get daisy books and speed up the reader a little.
I haven't been here much this year, here as in LJ-land and I decided to go back to a non-paying account. I'm not really sure if I'm going to continue writing here and you all are welcome to come visit my knitting blog, it's here I am in the progress of moving to wordpress under a different name and I think I will be making it a personal and knitting blog or might have two blogs I'm not sure. I am trying to limit my internet time and between Ravelry, knit blogs, regular blogs and livejournal I wasn't getting much done IRL. Feel free to e-mail me to chat because I miss all of you and reading about what is on your mind and going on in your daily lives. I may decide to post her once a week though it depends on how life goes.
As for me and Maylee, we are doing fine. Her allergies have died down and it seems like seasonal allergies than year-around, which is nice. I on the other hand still have both seasonal and year-around allergies and am continuing to go to the doctor every week to get my allergy shot. I've noticed a little bit of a difference with my allergy shots and my dosage keeps getting stronger every week as long as I don't have a strong reaction to the shot.
Yes my life has become a little boring and quiet. I like it, it's nice. I'm getting out to knitting meetups at least one or twice a month and I'm thinking of taking a fun class instead of going back into academics right now. I've found that I have to avoid stress because that is what is really causing health issues with me and making life worse. I'm going to look into taking yoga classes. I loved yoga classes at guide dog school and have been wanting to find a class to join since I graduated with Maylee. So this year I'm focusing in enjoying life and maintaining good mental and physical health before I get back into the "real" world. Who knows, I might decide to stay out of the rat race completely and just do volunteer work. big hugs to everyone and happy new year!!
- Current Mood: peaceful
- Current Music:David Usher - Everything Is All Right By Me Now
I'm going to have loads of time on my hands for a bit again and even though I dreaded it before, frankly I'm looking forward to it. I am planning on taking up yoga again and getting my house back up to environmental control standards since everything has been a little crazy due to school and dealing with feeling shitty all the time again. I'm looking forward to nice long walks with Maylee in the chilly, yet beautiful days to come hopefully there will be some more non-rainy days to come.
Since it's that month that would-be writers hide in front of their laptops and notebooks planning and writing a 50, 000 word story/book in a month. I'm a joining them, but in a different way this year instead of blogging every day I'm taking the NaKniSweMo Challenge. That's right, I'm going to try to knit a 50,000 stitch or more sweater in a month! I'm going to make it considering I'll have loads of time on my hands and His Tallest is leaving on a business trip to China for three whole weeks! If you want to read more about it, check out my knitting blog.
Also see what Mini-me was for Halloween... I'm made the scarf for her in about two weeks! Very cool, clicky here.
- Current Mood: creative
- Current Music:Liz Phair - Perfect World
For years I've been helping by educating people exactly what Planned Parenthood provides to their clients. I didn't know about the youth clinc in my area or PP and the fact that they offered birth control when I became sexually active at 15 and running out of condoms did not stop my sexual partner at the time to forcing me to have sex with him. The result of my lack of sexual education, being from a low-income family, naive and low self-esteem I became a mother at the age of 16. Since having my daughter, whom I love dearly, I've become highly educationed in my sexual health including forms of birth control and sexual diseases. This is due to the local walk-in youth clinc (and their fantastic volunteer staff) that is very much like PP for youth of all incomes I've avoided having any more unwanted pregnancies and contracting any sexual diseases. Many people are trying to ban PP and other clincs like it saying that it causes young girls and woman to be sexual active (OMG what ignorance). If these clincs were closed there would be more unwanted pregnancies as well as people with sexual diseases not only for teenage girls, but woman of all ages that depend on them for their birth control of choice as well as sexual health check-ups who are not able to afford to go to a OB-Gyn or GP and/or do not have the funds to get birth control options of all kinds on their own.
I read a post by a medical student who was doing a OB-Gyn rotation at PP and wanted to share it with you all. Read Graham's post here.
- Current Mood: frustrated
- Current Music:Tori Amos - Playboy Mommy (Remixed Version)
In other news, I've only finished approx. 51 books so far this year. I'm not going to make this years goal; however it was set without knowing that I'd be going to guide dog school then back to school as well.
May's good. Since the sun has only made a few appearances this month, she is not as itchy. I'm working on fixing a sniffing problem with our Field Manager that she has developed recently. She's a really happy cuddly ball of hyperactivity despite the suspected allergies. She loves going to school and seeing the other working guide dog teams as well as going everywhere else with me. I've noticed she's been looking at her life jacket like she wants to go canoeing again or maybe she just loved the fireplace at the cabin so much that she wants to go back, but I think I'll wait till the many months of rain season is behind us once again. I can't believe it's been almost six months since our graduation from guide dog school already, the days are going by very fast.
Well it's late and I have class tomorrow. Everyone take care and once I get a chance I'll do some reading of my f-list. If you want to share news with me before then don't hesitate to e-mail me!
- Current Mood: tired
- Current Music:Norah Jones - Sinkin' Soon
I'm getting allergy shots every Tuesday and I can't wait till I get to the monthly shots! It's going to take a long time to find out if they are going to work; however if they do all this time will be well worth it. I stayed home from class yesterday because of these wonderful allergy symptoms that have been making a on-coming cold symptoms even worse! I'm hoping some the r&r today and yesterday will help. All this staying inside and not going out for long walks or going to school is making my guide dog, May a little ball of energy that needs to be released via play or working or walking, so I've been trying to play with her to help her get out this pent up energy. Right now she is curled up in a ball at my feet, which is very good. Today I have to go to my doctor's to get my allergy shot this afternoon, so she will get some working in today.
I'm realizing I won't make my book goal since I only have 3 months left and here's where I am
47 / 104
Reading goes a lot more slowly now that I have Maylee and I'm mostly listening to audio books instead of reading books, also the series I'm reading right now by Sergei Lukyanenko. Some of you may have watched the movie Night Watch if you enjoyed it read the books, so far three out of four written have been translated from Russian to English (Night Watch, Day Watch and Twilight (Dusk) Watch with Final Watch being translated soon.) I'm currently in the middle of Day Watch and I enjoy the gritty background and attitudes of the characters as you learn about the Dark and Light others as well at both Watches.
Our trip to Galiano was lots of fun! I have to write a letter of complaint against these horrible dog owners though. I was stuck in the cabin a lot and on our property because there is this aggressive dog that the owners let loose on the Point without any supervision even though there is a leash law in effect. This dog attacked me and May when I was working her and it wasn't fun, the owners where not in screaming distance and screaming on the Point where our cabin as well as many other lots are located echoes like no tomorrow. Later that day, His Tallest was accosted by this dog because it was sitting at the gate to the front our cabin hoping that me and May would come back out and the one of the owners of the dog finally came and got it. He had some words with her and she refused to acknowledge that her dog was bullying a working guide dog team and the police would come if we called them if we found the dog on the Point without leash or owners again. I talked to my m-in-law who works for the counsel there and she said that's not true the RCMP would come to the Point when called in for a complaint, so next time I'm going to carry my camera and cellphone with the RCMP number plugged in on voice dial as well as write this letter about the incident on the long weekend. Despite these incidents we had a good time and tried not to let it ruin our weekend, but it did prevent me from wondering around the Point with my guide dog, so May and I didn't have much of a good time as we would have had if we weren't worried about being accosted by this dog. Another note about this dog, it bite a child the weekend before we had gone to the cabin, yet the owner believes that her dog is not aggressive and it's perfectly fine to leave it to wonder around the Point itself! I don't really blame the dog, I completely blame the irresponsible dog owner and poor training of their pet on their part!
Click here to see pictures of our trip including some of Maylee's first canoe trip!
- Current Mood: crappy
Well today's post is a short one and still no time to read. Hope you all have a great long weekend. bonanzajellybee if you are reading, I finally got myself over to and picked up some Mad Hatter's Tea Party black tea and you are right it's fantastic! I also bought some vanilla bean black tea that mini-me had to have after trying it iced at the tea shop. Very good stuff, I will be heading back some time soon for more.
- Current Mood: busy
- Current Music:The La's - There She Goes
Everyday I'm see the joys of living with a moody teenager. Mini-me is a little stressed out because she starts high school on the 4th of Sept and it's coming up fast. Oh to be a little fish in the big pond again, lol all I can think of for advice is "just keep swimming, just keep swimming". Why the hell I have Dorie from Finding Nemo stuck in my head I have NO idea. She is off to go to the Fair (PNE) with a friend and her paternal grandma today, but with her attitude I just want to ground her for ever. I recall being sullen and mouthy, but I do remember that I used my increasing lexicon in order to confuse and frustrate my parents as well as hid behind my book most of the time when I was at home. I'm sure once she is adjusted into school and used to the idea that I won't be home for her all the time, things will be a bit easier. *sigh* Oh my the grow up fast.
- Current Mood: optimistic
- Current Music:Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger