Obiter Dictum

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention --- Cornelia Otis Skinner

Tuesday, May 31


A Wisconsin case in the Crim reading for tomorrow cites a Professor Packer.

In other "state next door" news, I have to ask what is going on over there in Ohio. I know some people in Ohio, but I hope this isn't one of them. Next time I'm driving naked.....

Four for Tuesday

I missed Friday. Oh well. Questions (in black) courtesy of Belicove. Answers (in red) courtesy of me.

  1. Do you search for and use grocery store coupons? Why or why not? I look for them, I cut them out. I never use them. Most of the time, I forget them at home and then remember them after they have expired.
  2. With respect to your friends--close or otherwise--do they tend to be the same age as you, younger than you, or older than you? Excluding relatives, blood or otherwise, what's the biggest difference in age between youself and your oldest or youngest friend? Most of my friends tend to be older than me, definitely. The biggest age difference.....I'm saying 22 years. One of my best friends is about 53.
  3. Within the last couple of weeks, General Motors, Morgan Stanley, and British Petroleum have all instituted policies which demand that newspapers, magazines, and web sites from which they have purchased advertising space, inform them in advance of any text or visual images they plan to publish that directly mention their company's name, a competitor's name, or in BP's case, the oil-and-energy industry. In short, these companies want the opportunity to pull their advertisements from media outlets on days when less than positive editorial coverage may be coming their way. How do you feel about this? Since most media outlets rely on paid advertising as their primary source of revenue, should advertisers, in essence, be allowed to be dictate which editorial content publishers can or cannot print? Or, since publishers charge an arm and a leg for the advertising space to begin with, not to mention that it's the advertiser's money that's being spent, is this sort of practice basically okay? Hardball, huh? If they bought a month's worth of ad space on my website, and then wanted to pull their ads on the 15th they wouldn't be getting any money back, that's for sure. Yes, I know that didn't answer the question.
  4. Would you ever answer your cell phone if it rang while you were in a public restroom? What if you were in the privacy of your own bathroom at home... would you answer it then? I guess that depends on who is calling. :o) But, probably not.

Love, Love, Love, Love, Crazy Love

I've got Van Morrison on the brain today. There are worse things, definitely.

Favorite Love Song? (I have already marked Kevin down for Damn Yankees' "High Enough."


certainly without my permission, the Cubs have gotten above .500! Its the most ridiculous thing!

Too much time?

For your reading pleasure, a list of fictional curse words from books, movies and tv. My personal favorite is *frell* from Farscape. Pick one of your own. (Courtesy of Cynical-C, natch.)

Monday, May 30


So, I'm checking out some of the radio stations on Itunes, and of course I'm cruising the 80s stations first. I hear Panama, but its not Diamond Dave. Its Jani Lane. From Warrant. ICK! I know this remake is probably a million years old, but has anyone else heard it? And if you HAVE heard it, why didn't you warn me?

Yesterday's CD

This was a "What was I thinking when I bought this?" CD. I guess, even more amazing, is that I still have the damn thing. I skipped over all but three songs when I was in the car yesterday, so I suppose it shouldn't even count. This is a clear case of where it would have been smarter to buy a single instead of the whole CD. just not buy any of it....

Sox Win!

Nice. Even if they did nearly give me a heart attack in the 9th inning....

So, instead of reading for Crim on Wednesday, I'm burning a CD (shhhh) and watching the Cubs. Interesting thing about the Cubs: they got suddenly hot after Prior got hurt. This is bad news for those of us who would rather they stayed cold.


Maybe I should have gone to the race after all? Nah, still not worth it.

Three games.....

in a row does not a losing streak make. But, it does make me a little nervous. This seemed to be indicative of our day yesterday.
I'm sure things will turn around today.

Sunday, May 29

He's just not that into you

I read this the other day and then, promptly, proceeded to apply the rules to my friend's problem. Oops. I think I also promptly hurt her feelings. (Sorry!) SO, I told her I would bring it to the blog and let the readers have their say.

The Situation:

There is a guy (naturally) and they go out. They go all kinds of places (including church) together. Sometimes these "outings" end with kisses. Yet, he says they aren't dating. She thinks they are. He tells his friends they aren't dating. He goes out with other women. A lot of times, when it isn't just the two of them, they go out with other couples. Dating? What say you? The book and I both say no way.

The Big 01

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday Obiter Dictummmmmmm
Happy Birthday to you!

Well, its been a year. I know some people (people who know me who probably don't even look at the site anymore) never thought I would keep it going this long. I never thought I would either. But, not only is it still going, its still fun. And, 22,000 hits later, people still visit. I read through the archives today and laughed at some of the bullshit I've posted over the past year. My favorites are below. Hope ya'll stick around for year 2.

May-June 2004
Let's see...just after Memorial Day last year I watched the Footballer's Wives marathon on TRIO. I mention this only because I saw an ad on BBC America yesterday saying its coming to that channel this July. Finally, I'll be able to watch this show with some regularity. If you get BBC America (and if you don't, you should!) I highly recommend it. Good stuff.

i'm still accepting products for the discriminating librarian.
Great fun looking through old magazines.
My answers to the Emergency 2004 Republican Survey
My second most googled page is this one. Alessandro del Piero has some DEDICATED fans.

July 2004
Interesting. Some of the answers to this quiz have changed over the course of the year. For instance, I LOVE wine (#29) and I much prefer white to red. Who knew?
This post cracked me up! Seriously.
I nearly forgot I won a tv last year, too.

August-December 2004
How could I have forgotten about the Brushback? Best Sports Satire site out there.
Just call me the Grammy non-prognosticator.
Striking it rich
Nympho Librarians
Cartoons and More Cartoons
Still damn funny
Scary movie roundup
KP's favorite poem. (mine too)

Pics and more Pics
I didn't have official spokespeople (like Brian) but I did offer a fair amount of pics over the course of the year.
Damian Lewis
Henry Simmons
Playa Playa
Um....more Vin...

Saturday, May 28

Who are you?

Today's horoscope says I know someone alluring. I know its BS, but I'm still intrigued.....

The Quick:
Dear Robin,

Here is your horoscope for Saturday, May 28:

They're not just interesting and not just fascinating. They're downright alluring. You can't seem to think about anything else. Is that bad, after just a few weeks? Not if you both feel it -- and you probably do.

And the Extended:

There's a new person in your life, and you just can't believe how attracted you are to them. In fact, you're so interested that you can't stop yourself from thinking about them and only them. Is that a bad thing? Well no, especially not if they're doing the same thing. You won't know if they're feeling that same way until you ask, of course -- and that would necessarily involve asking them. Oh, be brave. If anyone is, it's you

Bah, tomorrow it'll probably say I'm gonna die or something.

Are you a Past Master

I'm not. This is hard!

Click the title, play the game, let me know how you do.


I can't read 'em, but I love 'em! Especially old maps. Especially old European maps...... probably comes from reading so much fantasy fiction as a kid. Anyway, the History Channel has a cool collection of maps online. Check it out.

Way too early to be blogging

  1. Heimlich:: maneuver
  2. Gesture:: obscene
  3. Party:: birthday
  4. Cuddle:: together
  5. Room with a view:: Bond
  6. Sebastian:: Bach
  7. Ooooh:: sparkly
  8. Sigh:: Again?
  9. Two fish, three fish:: One fish, two fish
  10. Cake or death:: Huh?

Great word association meme found at Uncounscious Mutterings.

Friday, May 27

Today's CD

"I'll take accused child molesters for $100, Alex."
How sad is it that that particular phrase could apply to more than one person?

Still, this was one of my favorite CDs back in the day. I saw it this morning and decided to bring it along for the Friday ride. Some songs (like #11 especially) brought me waaaaaay back. That was a song that was on repeat all night. But, how sad is it that I used to dance to a song called "I like the crotch on you." Definitely brought me way back, though......way back.....

If you watch the video, do it with the sound off. The sound makes it even worse.

meme trolling

Last post for the day. Its almost time for Mexican food and Coronas. But, before I go, I saw this cool (and old) meme that I thought I'd post. I expect to see it duplicated on blogs I read. (hint, hint. you know who you are.) Update: How funny that I'd done a variation of this same meme here.

  1. Act your age? Mostly
  2. Born on what day of the week? Saturday night, baby!
  3. Chore you hate? Dishes! Passionately
  4. Dad's name? James
  5. Essential Makeup Item? Lipstick, even though I very rarely any makeup in the summer.
  6. Favorite Actor(s)? Gary Oldman.....this list could go on forever.
  7. Gold or Silver? Silver
  8. Hometown? East Moline, Illinois
  9. Instruments you play? Flute
  10. Job title? Librarian (for now)
  11. Kids? Nope
  12. Living arrangements? If dust bunnies don't count, I live alone.
  13. Mom's name? Emma Jean (hated Emma, mostly went by Jean.)
  14. Need? Oh yes
  15. Overnight hospital stays? Had eye surgery once when i was a wee tot. Had pneumonia when I was 5.
  16. Phobias? Mold. For some reason, I have this intense and insane fear of mold. Please, don't ask me why.
  17. Quote you like? "Only passion, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things." Denis Diderot
  18. Religious affiliations? Baptist
  19. Siblings? One older sister
  20. Time you wake up? 5:30ish/6 am.
  21. Unique talent? uh......
  22. Vegetable you refuse to eat? tomatoes
  23. Worst habit? Fuck! (swearing)
  24. X-rays you've had? knee, chest, dental...
  25. Yummy food you make? Creme de menthe cheesecake
  26. Zoo animal you like? Tigers.

Cool Link

Once again, Cynical-C turned me on to a cool site. Really, this isn't news. It happens every day.

Check out this site on G.I. Pamphlets from WWII. Very cool, indeed. I especially like the one about working wives.


I definitely agree with the dominant thinking style. Not so sure about the secondary.... (Thanks, Brian.)

Your Dominant Thinking Style:


You are very insightful and tend to make decisions based on your insights.
You focus on how things should be - even if you haven't worked out the details.

An idealist, thinking of the future helps you guide your path.
You tend to give others long-term direction and momentum.

Your Secondary Thinking Style:


You're all about looking at the facts, and you could always use more of them.
You see life as your lab - and you're always trying out new things, people, and ideas.

The master of mix and match, you're always coming up with unique combinations.
You are good at getting a group to reach consensus.

Can I just say

I do not care AT ALL about the Indy 500. Not a bit. Nope. Don't care.

Five years ago, I moved here on race day. I live on the NW side of Indy, but I moved right when the race was going on. Traffic was light. My sister and Dad had a hell of a time getting home that night, though. Race day hadn't crossed any of our minds when I picked that day to move. That is how out of touch with the sport that I am. Or, could be that's how out of touch with REALITY I am. You're free to take your pick

Anyway, there is a buzz around Indy all during the month of May. I may not care about the race, but this city sure does. Its 500 stuff morning, noon and night! Just a few more days and it'll all be over......

In other sports news:

Wrigley Field is plotting against the Cubs. You're kidding me, right? The field is the problem?

A trio of dumbasses fighting with off duty cops after the Cubs-Sox game on Sunday

Almost 1

Its been almost a year for Obiter Dictum. I've thought about changing the name, the colors, the everything, but have resisted. Lots of things have changed since I posted my very first post, but I'd like to think that I've grown up a little bit. (the previous post about the hot guy notwithstanding....)

I'll have to look through the archives and see if I can find some "greatest hits" for the actual birthday.


there is a hot guy emptying the copy machine change boxes right now. I make note of this for two reasons: 1. it used to be two women who had that job. 2. he's really hot.

My friend just wrinkled her nose and said "Well, at least you're consistent."

What does THAT mean?! :o) He doesn't look a thing like my future husband.

Thursday, May 26

Hey, I know you!

Its so nice just walking downtown and running into a friend! As I'm (mostly) new here, that doesn't happen to me very often. I like it.


These 9:05 p.m. starts are KILLING this Sox fan. Damn California.

Wednesday, May 25

A Senator Needs a Wife, right?

Harold Ford, Jr. has filled out the paperwork to run for the Bill Frist's soon to be vacant Senate seat. I blogged about my crush on him during the Democratic Convention. I could be all packed up for the move in a week, Harold. Call me.....

More Champions League Pics

Where the magic happened

Luis Garica expressing every Liverpool fan's thoughts after the first half

But all that matters is the final score, and who ends up holding the silver


When I checked at half time it was 3-0 AC Milan over Liverpool. I was depressed. I check back, and find out we won!! Amazing. Now I'll have to go and find this game because I didn't tape it! I forgot this morning. I'm sure FSC will show it....and re-show it....I can hardly wait! Its too bad they won't get a chance to defend their championship next year.


Today's CD

Besides the fact that I could go the rest of my life without hearing "Open Arms" again, I love this CD. There is just something strangely......comforting (in an 80s kind of way) about hearing Steve Perry's voice.

Oh, go ahead and laugh, I don't mind!

Useless Information

is what I specialize in. Click here to see all the baseball players born on my birthday. (Nov. 10)

Tuesday, May 24

I shouldn't make fun.....

but I can't help it. This may be one of the most ridiculous book blurbs ever.

One man was everything she wanted. And he was black

To Samone Lewis, the only problem with her lover Max was his fear of marriage. He was dark as tree bark after a heavy rain (?!) handsome, hard-working....but would rather say good-bye than "I do." At thirty-plus, suddenly still single and a Harlem sista with attitude, Samone was on the rebound.

Another was everything she needed. But he was white.

Then Jon Everette, frest from California, walked into Samone's office at a New York TV Network. From day one, Jon was funny, caring and crazy about her, even though Samone wanted Max, no ifs, ands or buts. Max understood blackness -- the pride and anger, dreams and pain. Samone didn't date white boys. She sure didn't fall in love with them. If she did, she might have to fight the world, her family, and most of all, herself.

Okay, gag me.

Monday, May 23

Today's CD

Actually today's and yesterday's CD. One of my favorite groups, SWV. Only bad song on this CD is the one with Sean Puffy, Puff Daddy, P. Diddy Combs. Ugh. The rest, good stuff. I soooo need an ipod.


They have some good stuff over at Phat Phree. I also highly recommend the NBA's All Ugly Team. That list is so good (or so bad) that Patrick Ewing only got an honorable mention. 'Nuff Said. Anyway, The MLB's All Asshole Team.....yeah.

Another Quiz

this time stolen from Lawren's page

The Keys to Your Heart

You are attracted to those who are unbridled, untrammeled, and free.

In love, you feel the most alive when your partner is patient and never willing to give up on you.

You'd like to your lover to think you are loyal and faithful... that you'll never change.

You would be forced to break up with someone who was insecure and in constant need of reassurance.

Your ideal relationship is traditional. Without saying anything, both of you communicate with your hearts.

Your risk of cheating is zero. You care about society and morality. You would never break a commitment.

You think of marriage as something that will confine you. You are afraid of marriage.

In this moment, you think of love as something you can get or discard anytime. You're feeling self centered.

Not to be a sore winner but....

I won BOTH of my bets over the weekend. And good thing, too, because St. Elmo's is too rich for my blood! Yay! I do LOVE to win.

Sunday, May 22

Waiting until the last minute? Who me?

These are the shoes I bought to wear to my cousin's wedding on July 2nd. The black ones. Cute, huh?

All I need now is the dress to go with them. T minus 38 days and counting. I need to have this dress before I leave for Maryland

Friday, May 20

Totally Hooked

On the show MI-5. I tried watching it before and I wasn't thrilled about it. But, then I came across the first season on DVD. Maybe its one of those shows where you need to get in on the ground floor....I don't know. But I love it now. Damn Brits.

no way!

You Are 70% Extrovert, 30% Introvert

You are quite outgoing

You are a social connector - you know a ton of people

While you aren't a wild extrovert, you are a great talker

A fantastic storyteller, you keep everyone laughing

You Have A Type A Personality


You are hyper, energetic, and always on the mood
You tend to succeed at everything you attempt
And if you don't succeed at first, you quickly climb your way to the top!

You could be called a workaholic, but you also make time for fun
As long as it's high energy and competitive, you're interested
You have the perfect personality for business and atheltic success

Go Sox!

I made another bet. I just can't STOP!! I need help.

This time it was just for coffee. I think I can cover that if the Sox lose. I hope they DON'T lose.... I can always use free coffee.

No more wagers on this series. The window is closed. I can stop any time I want to.....

Thursday, May 19


Now they are writing the horoscopes for me. This was today's 'scope.

There's magic in the air for one and all, but in your case, it's magic of the most alluring kind. You can call in sick, can't you? You've got better things to do, whether you know it or not.

I say they are writing it for me because I had already planned (a long time ago) to take today off and go see that Sith movie. I had to go in for a few hours today, though, because Cubs Fan came to visit. I must say this was NOT a hardship for me. Nope, not at all. Have I mentioned my consuming crush before? I'm sure I have. Anyway, with the Cubs and Sox playing this weekend, it practically BEGGED for a small wager. Dinner at St. Elmo's. That's small, right? GO Sox!

So, the horoscope seems to be pretty accurate for today. Now if I can just work on the part when I come into a ton of money......

More on the Sith later. (But, you know, WOW!)

Wednesday, May 18

And now I'll follow up with

there are some really GOOD people here too. I've talked to a lot of people that I probably wouldn't have if we hadn't, through some unlikely turn of events, sat next to each other. In fact, one of my very best new law school friends was someone I hadn't talked to at all until she heard me and someone else talking and picked up on something that was said. I'm so grateful for that conversation because now we're good friends.

Somebody told me, but I didn't listen

There are lame people in law school. I'm not saying that they're all lame (naturally) but there are some lame ones here. I should have listened.

I don't want to hear about how you want to cheat on your husband. (or your wife.) If you do it, that's great. Yay for you. If you don't do it, that's great. Yay for you. Keep that shit to yourself. I'm not interested.

Monday, May 16

There goes the neighborhood

A Yank (that's British for American) has taken over Manchester United. Now, most of you won't know (or care) about this story, but it makes for good news. Read it anyway. Learn something about the (third) best sport in the world.

And we're off

Crim law. Can hardly wait.

Is it over yet?

The Operation was a Success!

Doctors announced today that Justices Scalia and Thomas were successfully separated. The court handed down a 5-4 ruling today that had the two of them on opposite sides of the issue.

And the naysayers said it couldn't be done! :o)

Oh yeah, it also said something about buying wine.....whatever.

Sunday, May 15

I know

this is probably a silly question, but I'm going to ask it anyway. Why would someone (anyone) smoke marijuana soaked in embalming fluid?


Today's CD

I've always been a big fan. And, after a first listen, I like this CD but I'm not crazy about it. There are a couple songs on there that stood out to me (Not Romeo, Not Juliet being my favorite) but the rest of it was just alright. On the other hand, he's got one of those great, sandpaper-esque voices that I love.

Oh yeah

Another on my list of books I read last week:
Knocked up: Confessions of a hip mother to be.

I admit, I only read about a third of it. Once she started whining that she had (up to that point) gained 14 pounds and now weighed 114.....I was pretty much done. That meant, before then, she weighed 100 pounds. There is something very.....wrong about that. Very, Very wrong. Wrong.

Saturday, May 14

Since my downtime....

Friday, May 13

For my favorite

ex grocery store worker! And, for all the rest of ya'll too. Dumb, but funny. A state I am all too familiar with. :o)

Thursday, May 12


I haven't posted much because I haven't been doing much. And, I have to admit, that's a nice feeling. Going to work and coming home. My apartment is a disaster area and, since I'm off tomorrow, I will be dealing with that. I still have winter clothes in my closet! That will never do. Winter clothes in, summer clothes out. Laundry done. Lots of things to do before classes start up again on Monday. Well, class. I'm only taking one. I'm such a lazy little thing! Going from school five days a week to two days will seem like Christmas. I've always liked Christmas.

Maybe tomorrow I'll have something more interesting to say!

Tuesday, May 10

Don't ask me

This was one of the first CDs that I ever bought, and I think I'm keeping it out of nostalgia. Its.....really not that good. I'm listening to it right now. Its catchy, certainly, but....not that good. Whatever happened to Jasmine Guy anyway?

Today's CDs

And, really yesterday and Sunday's CDs too. I love Mi Tierra. I can't believe I forgot about all these CDs that I used to love listening too. This could be my summer project!

Monday, May 9

Indianapolis Recorder

A group of us took a tour of the Indianapolis Recorder today. Wow. What an interesting place! You know me, I'm always interested in old things, and so I was fascinated looking through old issues from the 1940s and 50s. The paper is fueled now by a young staff, and they are looking towards the future, forming (and keeping) a younger readership base. It was a good time. I'm always up for tours of our community institutions.

Sunday, May 8

Seems about right

Your Taste in Music:

80's Pop: Highest Influence
80's Rock: Highest Influence
90's R&B: Highest Influence
Classic Rock: Highest Influence
80's R&B: High Influence
Hair Bands: High Influence
R&B: High Influence
80's Alternative: Medium Influence
90's Hip Hop: Medium Influence
Old School Hip Hop: Medium Influence
90's Alternative: Low Influence
90's Pop: Low Influence
Adult Alternative: Low Influence
Gangsta Rap: Low Influence
Progressive Rock: Low Influence
Ska: Low Influence

Nice Nice Nice

Big Fan of Pudge. He's dropped a few pounds this season (I think someone said like 25....) so he's not really "Pudge" so much anymore. Great Catcher. He's played with so many teams around the league, its too bad he couldn't do a stint with the Sox.

Jon Stewart......not the human beatbox

You know the problem with Jon Stewart? He is FREAKISHLY funny. I mean, seriously, seriously funny. Like, you watch him on tv, and you think "he can't possibly be that funny! He's got a team of writers that make him funny, he just has really good delivery." No. He really IS that funny. And I think this just perfectly illustrates why I detest sitcoms (for the most part) and comedy movies. They aren't funny. They certainly may sound funny when a group of writers are sitting around the table writing it, but.....not so much in real life. Jon Stewart? Funny.

If I would have been sitting closer, I might have asked him to talk a little bit about Tucker Carlson. That would have been good stuff. But, as it was, he talked about everything from 30 ft. Christmas trees (he's jewish) to a man fucking a piƱata. He talked about all the stuff you'd expect: Republicans, Democrat, Bush, Cheney (hilarious) Science vs. Religion, Extremism vs. Normalcy, and the fact that Indiana is flat. (He looked out his hotel window and could see his house from here!) He talked about when the Democrats might come back into power (after the Rapture) and about how much of an idiot you have to be to lose an election to Bush. He's a Mac user, a computer game lover, freakishly smart, and very, very.....normal. Which, from all I heard last night, may be the best compliment you could pay him.

Worth every penny, even though some woman with a very LARGE head sat in front of me. Oh yeah, he is pretty cute as well.

Congratulations Grads!

Wow. 3 (or 4) years of law school under your belts. What are you gonna do now? Disneyland? Nice choice.

Congrats, grads! You done good. I know some of you thought today would NEVER get here, and others can't believe its here already. So, however you feel about the end, enjoy the day today. And, for God's sake, when all those people are busy congratulating you, don't say "Yeah, but the bar exam...." It'll be here soon enough. You all deserve at least one complete day of celebration without having to think about that!


Saturday, May 7

4 More....

Jeans days!

Pacers win. We can wear jeans on days that Pacers play during the playoffs. I know it isn't much, but we'll take what we can get at this point.

I'm not much of a basketball fan. I like college basketball......for the most part, but NBA? Not so much. I usually watch the finals, but I wouldn't call that a fan. I like basketball players, have my favorites and such, but just not caring so much about the games. But, as long as they keep winning, I'm happy.


I am:
"You're a tax-and-spend liberal democrat. People like you are the reason everyone else votes for guys like Reagan or George W."

Are You A Republican?

She's Alive.....

Wow, I haven't posted since Monday?! Where has the time gone. Since then, I've:

Flunked a Con Law exam
Engaged in a brief email flirtation with Cubs fan. (who is absolutely adorable)
Flunked a Con Law exam.....

Seriously, I have three college degres. Three. And this was THE WORST exam in the history of exams. No wonder Con law prof didn't hand out evaluations this semester. Not only did con law prof know we were going to say what we really thought of the class (and the teaching) but con law prof also knew the exam would be horrendous. Terrible. Bad. Bad. Bad. And, did I say it was bad? It was awful. But, time goes on, and Torts is just around the corner. One bad grade builds character, right? :o)

Its a beautiful day, however, and I'm going to see Jon Stewart tonight. I know, I know. I said it was sold out. That was the 7:00 show. A group got together and decided they wouldn't mind going at 10:00, so off we go! I am soooo looking forward to a little time off from studying (like, what am I doing right now) and listening to someone funny, not to mention kinda hot.

Brian, did you survive the mini?

Later, gators. I'm off to study in the sun!

Monday, May 2

Today's CD

Have you ever listened to a CD and know that you don't like it, but keep listening and it grows on you? That is what happened with this cd today. I put it in this morning and I thought the first song was ok. And then, after that, I kept saying... "Okay, I'm over this CD now. I'm gonna put something else in." Except I never did. I wouldn't say that I liked the CD, but I listened to it.... and when it repeated, on the way home, I was singing along....

Just the Facts

I found this over at Cynical C's place.

Maybe later on I'll post a picture to go with it. I think it deserves a picture......

I can't say I'm surprised

You Are 15% Left Brained, 85% Right Brained

The left side of your brain controls verbal ability, attention to detail, and reasoning.

Left brained people are good at communication and persuading others.

If you're left brained, you are likely good at math and logic.

Your left brain prefers dogs, reading, and quiet.

The right side of your brain is all about creativity and flexibility.

Daring and intuitive, right brained people see the world in their unique way.

If you're right brained, you likely have a talent for creative writing and art.

Your right brain prefers day dreaming, philosophy, and sports.

Shamelessly stolen from the Chicago Tribune

"You know you're a 'Star Wars' geek when ..."
  • "You own a pair of Yoda Underoos from the 1980 'Empire' release ... and are wearing them right now."
  • "You're a 27-year-old female with a cardboard cutout of Luke Skywalker."
  • "You are saving money for a $15,000 bronze Yoda replica."
  • "You have Han and Leia figures on top of your wedding cake."
  • "You own 'The Star Wars Holiday Special' featuring Bea Arthur."
  • "You have more invested in your lightsaber collection than your Roth IRA."
  • "You and your boyfriend fight over who gets the 'Imperial March' for their cell phone's ringtone."
  • "You and your friends have matching tattoos commemorating your childhood 'Star Wars' club, 'The Bounty Hunters Alliance.' "
  • "You are still mad at your father for forcing you to mow the lawn on the opening day of 'Return of the Jedi.' "
  • "You claim to be able to translate R2-D2's electronic language without C-3PO's help."
  • "You name your son Luke just to be able to say, 'Luke, I am your father.' "
  • "You pretend your mini-van is the Millennium Falcon."
  • "You've yelled, 'Nerf Herder' as a traffic insult."
  • "You write a column on 'Star Wars.' "