Monthly Archives: February 2004

If ever there was a picture screaming for a caption…

It must cost a lot of money to have someone style your hair deliberately to make it look so fake. If only he had the money to hire a decent hair stylist. (sigh)

Out waaaay too late celebrating Leap Day.

But here are some pictures to show that is wasn’t all for naught.

I think I’ll only hire Angela from now on to take any and all pictures of me. Is it especially narcissistic to say how much I’m liking my toned arms? Probably.

Good morning.

I just spent 10 minutes or so taking Match.com’s Physical Attraction test (found via pop culture junk mail)

Here’s my total results, but here are some of the big surprises:

What Is Your Approach to Judging Which Men Are Handsome or Very Attractive?

Very Picky: It’s official: You’re “picky.” The fact is you are drawn to the most handsome of the handsome. You know what you like in men and are more selective than most women your age. Your tastes seem instinctual. You’d make a great casting agent, because you have a good eye for men who have “star quality.” In real life, your high standards may be an obstacle for you. It’s hard to find a man with the strong features you like, who’s also well-rounded in other ways. Still, you know the importance of a real physical “spark” in a relationship, and aren’t willing (or able) to settle for less. The challenge is finding a man who really wows you physically, even if he’s not the most handsome man in the room.

Grrrrrreat.

Looks : One of the “looks” that you consistently noticed has been described as “The Boy Next Door.” He has an open face, with big eyes, and a big grin. He has a youthful or boyish quality that will follow him throughout his life. Typically this look is associated with light brown hair, a close shave, and blue or hazel eyes. These guys convey a warm, trusting impression, but watch out for that mischievous side! Our studies find that about 1 in 5 women (18%) are especially attracted to this youthful look.

Some may call another of your types “Pretty Boys,” but all you know is that they’re gorgeous. The combination of classic good looks with small noses, beautiful eyes, and full lips is hard to resist. These guys tend to be clean shaven, have clear skin, and get good hair cuts. They’re taking good care of themselves so they can be “pretty” just for you! [Well, you and the 1 in 3 women (33%) that are also after them!]

Here’s one thing that made me unique: By your choices, you’ve shown that you’re open to men who wear glasses. Glasses can make a huge difference in a man’s appearance. [Hey, it always worked for Clark Kent and Superman!] Maybe those studious-looking horn-rimmed glasses turn you on. Or maybe you just enjoy a man who has a variety of different “looks” and styles.

And apparently I’m more into blonde to light brownish hair, brown eyes, someone 25 or older, button noses, round faces, and fairly stocky.

Hmmm, interesting.

Via the always funny (and a little too applicable) PhD comics.

It’s also the shirt I’m wearing right now. :)

There’s nothing like walking around in fresh snow.

I love the way it sounds and feels under your feet. Sorta like walking around on cotton — soft and muffled.

I also love how fresh snow covers up all the dirty slush.

It’s just not that much fun to drive on. Maybe I should walk more.

Here’s something disturbing, yet strangely hilarious… Bud Light’s Making Faces. “It’s time to stop sending regular email, send a living, breathing, talking character that you can create in just minutes.

Here’s the one of me (as a “country grrrl”) I received in email a couple days ago. It’s a little creepy to receive an ecard where YOU are the one talking!

Anyway, it’s a sure-fire procrastination aid for sure! How many embarrassing things can you make YOUR pictures say? Knowing some of you, I’m almost afraid to ask. :)

Dear Mary.com: A website where you can send letters to Mary Cheney, in response to her dad’s (and his pseudo-boss’s) newest discrimination campaign.

From website: What do you hope to accomplish?

We hope to convince Mary to do the right thing and publicly urge her father to oppose any proposal to add anti-gay prejudice to the US Constitution. And we hope to publicly shame the vice president into defending his own daughter by publicly opposing this amendment.

Yeah, it’s doubtful how effective this will actually be (as most Internet letter-writing campaigns/petitions are pretty much pointless), but at least it’s out there.

I’m always amazed to hear about contradictions in politicians. We’ve got Thomas Jefferson, the author of our Constitution and many of the freedoms we have today (that is, those that are left) — yet in his private life he owned slaves. There’s Andrew Jackson, a man that was known for signing legislation to force Native Americans down the “Trail of Tears” — all the while having an adopted Native American child. Of course, we won’t forget our own Bill Clinton, the president who’s now signed the infamous “Defense of Marriage” Act, while — um, not really protecting or valuing his own spousal arrangement.

And now this, a Vice President who is willing to discriminate against his own daughter for political gain.

P.S.: Well, here’s some good news. I’ve been so busy with schoolwork & life issues that I almost missed Darren’s latest project, Flowers for Al & Don. He’s set up a PayPal account where you can donate money to send flowers down to the happy couples in San Fran. The AP even picked up on this and wrote an article on it. So far, over $11,000.00 has been donated by people all over the world. This makes me happy.