Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nerd, Geek, or Dork?

Thanks to The Magic That Is Heather for the meme.

Your result for The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test...

Modern, Cool Nerd

70 % Nerd, 65% Geek, 48% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn't use to be cool, but in the 90's that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn't quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and "geek is chic." The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!

Take The Nerd? Geek? or Dork? Test
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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Box?

For Me?Hmmm. Sure looks like it's addressed to me. I don't remember ordering anything. Mom took the credit card away after that last ugly incident with Corner, eh? Looks like some of Mom's silly cross stitch stuff. Why on earth is it addressed to me? Obviously this requires some closer inspection.Now... if I can just get this stuff out of there... darn this lack of opposable thumbs! What?? Looks like cookies!!! For me!!! Finally someone's realizing who really runs this place!Cookies! Glorious, wonderful cookies! Yummy cookies! Must get them out of the bag and have one now, now, now!!!! (Patience is not a dachshund virtue, you know.)Oh so yummy! They're so good I had to bury some for later in my fleecy blankets on the sofa (don't tell anyone).

Thank you Aunt Drema, Aunt Kathleen, and most especially Amber!!!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Some thoughts on the inauguration

We approach on Tuesday something magnificent here in our country: the peaceful exchange of power that happens every 4 years. Considering the political unrest in so many parts of the world and our changing times, it is truly amazing to realize that the system men put together over 200 years ago still works, and still works well.

Now, I'm gonna be up front about something: my candidate didn't win. Most of you who know me in real life aren't surprised about that revelation. However, having said that, I do wish Mr. Obama well. While I don't agree with many of his ideas and a lot of his proposed policies, I hope that he is able to look to God for guidance and to use that guidance to do what is best for our country, and not necessarily what may be most expedient. He has the most powerful and the toughest job in the world.

I understand for a lot of people, the inauguration of an African-American president is a big deal. But honestly, I'm not seeing it. Now, before you lambaste me for being callous or unfeeling or racist, let me tell you why...

I'm a child of the Deep South, born four years after Brown v. Board of Education (look it up, if you don't know what I'm talking about). I distinctly remember the day at the end of my first grade year, when the teacher explained that "little boys and girls who looked different from us" would be in our school the next year -- that's how desegregation was explained to 6 and 7 year olds.

But you see -- I don't see others as African-American, or Asian-American, or whatever other hyphenated designation you want to give. I see everyone as people. I strive daily to treat people by the Golden Rule and do unto them as I would have them do unto me. I really don't care what color they are.

So when I look at Mr. Obama, I don't necessarily see an African-American man... I see a man who is about to become president. I will make my judgment of him and his actions by the "content of his character" rather than the "color of his skin", to paraphrase a famous speech.

Isn't that what it's supposed to be?? Wasn't that what the civil rights struggle was about?

May God Bless America as we face the challenges in front of us.