Many fun quizzes! :)

You Are 30 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view – and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come… love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Thirty? Hmm…..

How You Life Your Life

You seem to be straight forward, but you keep a lot inside.
You are always tactful and diplomatic. You let people down gently.
Your friends tend to be a as quirky as you are – which is saying a lot!
You tend to dream big, but you worry that your dreams aren't attainable.

hmmm… okay.

Your Animal Personality

Your Power Animal: Deer

Animal You Were in a Past Life: Panda

You are a fun-seeker – an adventurous, risk-taker.
While you are spontaneous, you are not very rational.

Somehow the third part doesn't quite work so well… but okay… I get it

Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.
You focus on living a quality life.
You're not easily impressed with novelty.
Yet, you easily impress others.

But I like toppings so much better than plain cheese! Yet cheese is so soo good! 🙂

You Are Internal – Believer – Empowered

You feel your life is controlled internally.
If you want something, you make it happen.
You don't wait around for things to go your way.
You value your independence and don't like others to have control.

You are a true believer in luck, fate, and karma.
You believe that life is a game of chance – not a game of skill.
You either consider yourself very unlucky or very lucky.
No matter what, you don't feel like you can change the hand you were dealt.

You have a good deal of power, but you also know the pecking order.
You realize that working the system does get you further.
You know who to defer to and who to control.
When it comes to the game of life, you play things flawlessly.

I wouldn't paint this rosy a picture… but okay.

B

Your senses are pretty sharp (okay, most of the time)
And it takes something big to distract you!

Interesting…

What Your Underwear Says About You

When you're bad, you're very bad. And when you're good, you're still trouble!

You're comfortable in your own skin – and don't care to impress anyone.

*laughs* now that's a good one!

You Should Learn French

C'est super! You appreciate the finer things in life… wine, art, cheese, love affairs.
You are definitely a Parisian at heart. You just need your tongue to catch up…

But… I already speak French!

Your Birthdate: July 24

Born on the 24th, you have a greater capacity for responsibility and helping others than your may have realized.
You may also become the mediator and peacemaker in inharmonious situations.
Devoted to family, you tend to manage and protect.

This birth date adds to the emotional nature and perhaps to the sensitivities.
Affections are important to you; both the giving and the receiving.

VERY true!

Your Inner Child Is Happy

You see life as simple, and simple is a very good thing.
You're cheerful and upbeat, taking everything as it comes.
And you decide not to worry, even when things look bad.
You figure there's just so many great things to look forward to.

Sure… why not?

You Are Somewhat Machiavellian

You're not going to mow over everyone to get ahead…
But you're also powerful enough to make things happen for yourself.
You understand how the world works, even when it's an ugly place.
You just don't get ugly yourself – unless you have to!

Hmmm…

Your Brain's Pattern

Your brain is always looking for the connections in life.
You always amaze your friends by figuring out things first.
You're also good at connecting people – and often play match maker.
You see the world in fluid, flexible terms. Nothing is black or white.

I would like to think so anyway.

Your Hidden Talent

You have the power to persuade and influence others.
You're the type of person who can turn a whole room around.
The potential for great leadership is there, as long as you don't abuse it.
Always remember, you have a lot more power over people than you might think!

I don't agree.

What Your Sleeping Position Says

You are confident and ready to tackle life.
You are pretty vain and happy with your physical appearance.
You are born to be the center of attention, and you're unhappy on the sidelines.
You're always up for trying something new – in and out of bed!

Hmmm… sort of.

Your World View

You are a fairly broadminded romantic and reasonably content.
You value kindness and try to live by your ideals.
You have strong need for security, which may be either emotional or material.

You respect truth and are flexible.
You like people, and they can readily make friends with you.
You are not very adventurous, but this does not bother you.

This is closer to truth.

Your Personality Is

Idealist (NF)

You are a passionate, caring, and unique person.
You are good at expressing yourself and sharing your ideals.

You are the most compassionate of all types and connect with others easily.
Your heart tends to rule you. You can't make decisions without considering feelings.

You seek out other empathetic people to befriend.
Truth and authenticity matters in your friendships.

In love, you give everything you have to relationships. You fall in love easily.

At work, you crave personal expression and meaning in your career.

With others, you communicate well. You can spend all night talking with someone.

As far as your looks go, you've likely taken the time to develop your own personal style.

On weekends, you like to be with others. Charity work is also a favorite pastime of yours.

sure… why not?

You Are 70% Weird

You're so weird, you think you're *totally* normal. Right?
But you wig out even the biggest of circus freaks!

yay!! 🙂

So I'm entering contests again…

Whenever I get bored online… I fall back on my old hobby of entering contests. It's a lot more fun now, seeing that I've had a fair bit of experience knowing what's reputable, and what's a waste of my time. Not to mention the fact that I'm certainly enjoying myself with this hobby again! 🙂

Now, to do some reading for class… or cleaning about the house!

Clownin' Around!

So today I went to IKEA… and didn't actually step foot into the store (darn! 😉 ).

Instead… I came all clad in a multi-coloured clowning outfit complete with pigtails, a hat and a white face, and sold or rather gave out apples for donations at the exit door. It was great fun… especially with the great number of very young children enjoying my costume. Nothing like the last time I participated.

I had a fun time in any case, and raised a good amount of cash for Kiwanis. I hope that more CKIers decide to help with Apple day in the future… every time that I do, I have an incredible time… plus there's all that great fellowship to be had afterward at the BBQ at Kiwanis Safety City! (I ate too much… as per the norm…)

Now if only MY Save-On hadn't kicked out our clowns (and I truly wonder why), things would have been perfect.

Eye! Classes + LEVA! ;)

My eye hurts. Or rather, to be more accurate, I think it's my eyelid that hurts. Nothing I can't ignore, but it's still kind of annoying. This started yesterday morning I would suppose. I wonder why. Nothing's visibly different.

As I've said before, I'm really truly enjoying my classes (this still seems like such a novel concept and surprises me at every turn). This really hit me when I kept wanting each class (even my 3 hr classes!) to last longer this week! I mean, wow!

Along the same vein, I went out to Leva today for the first time since the summer. This time however, it was spur of the moment, with my prof and her roommate. I had pistachio and caramel gelato and some amazing green tea (I get the impression that I'll love Leva more and more with each coming time I go there). We had great discussions and I enjoyed myself. Kind of odd, but I'm loving school more than ever… and I'm in my 6th year!! One of my classmates said that I'm primed for grad school (I don't think so… but it's a possibility… I'm not discounting it entirely… just not thinking it's going to be the case at this point). Also, at the KI meeting on monday I totally reinvigorated my love of Libraries. I totally gotta read more this semester also.

I was thinking maybe I'd pick up Kerri Sakamoto's new book… perhaps it would be a good volume to use for a paper.

I think I'm finally settling into a love of school. Odd, I know. I mean I've been here for 5 years already… and it's only now that I'm truly enjoying it to pieces? *shrugs*

Perks? And books! :)

So school is trundling along excellently as per the usual this month (oddly enough!). This morning I finally started ordering some textbooks online (and proceeded to decide from where to purchase which texts and which texts I should best get online etc.). I'm saving well over $20 by price comparisons, my total cost for texts this term will be less than $200. Not bad eh?

This means of course that I was especially happy for the $5 off coupon from Amazon.ca (given from Telus of all donors!) that I got from Shinerama participation.

Oh, and did I mention that I've been winning things again? no? Well… I've procured a couple prizes from the Welcome to U draw (third time I've won something from that… really remarkable).

I think I'm liking these relaxing mornings… doing internet stuff, homework and reading plus listening to CKUA tunes. Now if only last.fm would update their player to work on Windows 98 I'd be happier: more music options afterall! 🙂

Why isn't Webmail working? And btw there's a vacancy in my apt bldg.

So I'm frustrated that my UofA webmail isn't working at the moment. Since this is my main email account, this is more than just a bit frustrating (mind you it wasn't working terribly well yesterday, but at least I could check my messages).

Anywho… I was under the impression that a few of you were looking for places to live in Edmonton. There seems (according to the sign on the outside of the building) to be a vacancy in the building for a one-bedroom place. It's a good place to live imho.

Well… I'm still working good hours at work (which is nice)… and have figured out the scheduling mistakes that were made (thank goodness). I'm totally looking forward to today's class! Now that the classes have all been arranged to my liking I'm enrolled in one 400-level comp lit class, one 300-level one and one 300-level WRITE class (poetry), all of which should prove challenging enough but fabulous enough for my happiness.

MY first week's classes all done… and I'm honestly psyched!

So… now that I've whittled my course schedule down to 3 courses (and am looking to still change the numbering on one, although stay in that mega super astoundingly fabulous looking class), I think I'm really truly looking forward to all the stellar hours of class and homework time that lie ahead.

Strange to be in so many courses that look so outstanding… sure it's only the first week, but the vibe is great!

I'm also absolutely stuffed full right now and exhausted. Taste of the U was amazing…. better than ever before really (and I'm quite honestly feeling it… I'm SO full!), and well… I must say the whole day in general was quite great.

Now if only I could catch up on sleep instantaneously… 😉

You know what? Wednesdays are going to be great: class-wise that is!

Now, while I won't be able to go out and hang with my WRITE buddies immediately following my poetry class (as I'm sure will be happening for many of them), I'm thinking Wednesdays are going to be rather nice: both my classes seem just as great as I thought they'd be… and nice and challenging too (no point in fluff courses!)

Now let's cross our fingers that my second class tomorrow is nearly so great!

Tomorrow's the first day back in school for me (and for numerous other people I would imagine too!)

So… I spent this past weekend at 'home' or rather at my family's home (honestly, I consider my apt my home now, I've lived here so long)… which was a pleasurable relaxing un-stressing time filled with watching TLC, HGTV, and Food Network Canada (plus a bit of Discovery and Access TV for the fun o' it), along with attending my brother's hockey tryouts (a great time in general… it's rather exciting to watch live sporting events… especially when it's hockey and my bro is a great player!). Eating my mom's cooking was also a joy, as I don't get to do that very often.

I've spent the past couple days volunteering at the CKI table at clubs fair (making balloon animals with defective balloons sure is effective… really!) and got to settle back into the school mode a little bit… as much as I can I guess now that I'm not volunteering for Orientation (ohhh… but I miss it!). In any case, I saw a ton of great people, watched Sin City for the first time (rather nice if you ignore the fact that the DVD player stuttered a bit in the middle…), and did my typical contest entering.

Yesterday I grocery shopped. Today I back-to-school shopped. Why? 'cause I adore the summer styles and at these prices, why not? 😉 But really, I desperately needed some new shoes for work (which I found, and the wonderful sales person was incredibly helpful too! I'm remarkably pleased). The icing on the cake was finding the skirt I was looking for (yay!), getting some basic tops that I wanted, finding some shorts that FIT(!!) and getting another casual summer dress… all for reasonable prices (okay… down right awesome ones actually!). Then I picked up some MAC (paint, a new brush, and an eyeshadow)… all in all making it a rather productive trip to WEM. And of course, this means that unless I'm shopping for something else equally important (as in school books for example? 😉 ), that should pretty much do me for school shopping for a while.

Remarkably, even in the evening hours, WEM wasn't that busy today… so I actually had a rather relaxing time picking up stuff from some of my favorite stores. Bizarre how much stuff I was actually finding that I liked… mind you I wasn't picking up new fall items (unless you include the shoes, given that the store had only put them on the shelves today, and I was the first to try and buy them) which seemed to be saturated with those wonderful *note that I'm not a huge fan of brown on me* brown tones. *shrugs*

Anywho… if you were curious as to my class schedule… I'm on campus on TWR, and I haven't decided yet whether I'll have 3 or 4 courses this semester. I'm still thinking 3 courses would be the smartest choice… but I have to actually GO to the class in question to figure that one out.

Yesterday was Alberta's 100th Birthday

And boy did I ever have a great (but tiring) time. Barrage was awesome (as always) the simulcast was great (with technical errors) and I had a stellar time. I didn't even expect that Bobby Curtola was that great live (he was!)

Anywho… here's some observations from the day:
1. Most popular item to buy from Save-On yesterday morning: Cake (birthday cake actually)
2. Adam Gregory, while still quite young, has a deeper voice than I remembered… and has become scruffy-ified… not bad but odd compared to last time I saw him (and got his autograph)
3. Barrage is still quite amazing… although I would have prefered being closer.
4. Having a dance partner would have made the event just THAT much better what with the genres of music playing.
5. k.d. lang's voice is still quite awe-inspiringly amazing. WOW.
6. I still like Paul Brandt.
7. Kurt Browning did a good job hosting.
8. The other host guy was entertaining with his parodies etc.
9. Food at 100 cents each item is MUCH better than the usual prices at such an event.
10. The time capsule is rather bizarre yet cute… in a bizarre way.
11. Gotta love fireworks… oh baby!
12. Jasper ave looks rather fun when filled with cars late at night getting home from the fireworks… without the danger of riots like on Canada Day.
13. There wasn't a performer that I didn't like performing… which was a great feat!
14. And what are the odds that I run into my aunt and uncle and spend that time with them anyway?
15. The Legislature is still remarkably beautiful… especially all lit up like that… we need more awesome open air concerts at the Leg.!
16. My 2005 Alberta Centennial flag was a real hit, yay Save-On!
17. The news coverage of the other provincial locations for the Party of the Century was rather great too!
18. Footage without sound, when of an orchestra and singing is NOT (I repeat NOT) appreciated.
19. People SHOULD NOT use umbrellas at open air concerts. I don't care how senior you are… it blocks the views of others. Other seniors even! (not to mention those of us who are shorter).
20. 100 years. hmmm… that's a long time to wait for another rockin' awesome fireworks display like that one, eh? 😉

Those of you who weren't there, you totally missed out! Catch the rebroadcast on TV tonight, then? Although it won't be as amazing as being there (and you won't see as much awesome Barrage-ness… gosh that band's composition keeps changing *sighs*) it's still a chance to see it all!