Me is alot good at grammar.

Mei Flower is also a Grammar God(dess), so I am at least as smart as she. (Just kidding, her.)

How grammatically correct are you?

You are a GRAMMAR GOD!

Congratulations! If your mission in life is not already to preserve the English tongue, it should be. You can smell a grammatical inaccuracy from fifty yards. Your speech is revered by the underlings, though some may blaspheme and call you a snob. They’re just jealous. Go out there and change the world.
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Great timing

I have a whole bunch to blog about our vacation, but I will have to get to that when I have more time. I want to write about the funny thing that happened in the car last Sunday.

{Name a one word, 5 letter, 2 syllable movie title where the first syllable has a short i sound. Change the short i sound to a long i sound to get a one word, 6 letter, 2 syllable movie title.}

I listen to NPR shows as Podcasts. One that Lord S and I like is the Sunday Puzzle with Will Shortz. We listened to 3 weeks worth that I had saved up. I figured out the answer to the last one (very quickly mind you) and then realized I wouldn’t know the answer until we got off island and downloaded it. Then we thought maybe we could flip around some NPR stations and listen for a while in case the show came on.

I switched the radio tuner to our local NPR (static, we were at least 50 miles away) and then moved around the dial a little. All of a sudden I heard Will Shortz’s voice and stopped. He was saying the answer! I caught the show (whose airtime I don’t actually know) at exactly the right moment to get the answer. Not at the very beginning of the show when they are being introduced, not a minute into the show when they have started the game, but just at the moment Will Shortz says “and the answer is…”

It was very cool.

I was right by the way. {Sicko, Psycho)


I don’t know who the PLAIN Janes are, but I took the quiz because it was posted on Bookshelves of Doom. {Oh, wait here is a link to the book. Missed that when I first read her entry.}

badge Which PLAIN Jane Are You?
Theatre Jane
If life were a giant Technicolor musical at all times, you’d be pretty psyched. You take the phrase “all the world’s a stage” pretty literally.
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One of the questions was about famous boys and I had only heard of one of them. I am definitely old. Are Gael Garcia Bernal, Freddy Adu, Shia LaBeouf, and Sufjan Stevens really the boys teens are gaga for now? I have actually seen Shia in somethings, and I guess I should have heard of Gael. Looking at their pictures, I can see what makes girls dream about these boys. Oh, and I picked Shia.

Still got Harry Potter on the brain


You scored 16% Slytherin, 28% Ravenclaw, 20% Gryffindor, and 44% Hufflepuff!

You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal
These patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil.

Hufflepuffs are known for their loyal, hard-working, and humble demeanors.

Link: The Sorting Hat Test written by leeannslytherin on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

I love Memes

I found this meme on Bloomabilities and just had to do it. Not that I don’t have anything better to do.

1. Your name spelled backwards: nwad
2. Where were your parents born? Mom in St. Louis, Dad in Utica, NY
3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? photos
4. What’s your favorite restaurant? The Marina or The Chelsea Royal
5. Last time you swam in a pool? Last summer or the summer before, I hate bathingsuits
6. Have you ever been in a school play? Yes, the last school play was my senior year in HS (although for my husband it was last year)
7. How many kids do you want? 1 or 2
8. Type of music you dislike most? Rap and Hip-hop
9. Are you registered to vote? Yes.
10. Do you have cable? Yes.
11. Have you ever ridden on a moped? Nope
12. Ever prank call anybody? In middle school maybe
13. Ever get a parking ticket? Yes, for being parked in Faculty/Staff in college during move out week. I got it torn up. One and only ticket.
14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Nope.
15. Furthest place you ever traveled? Great Britain
16. Do you have a garden? Yes, but I wish someone else would weed it
17. What’s your favorite comic strip? Chickweed Lane, For Better or For Worse, Luann
18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? The first verse
19. Bath or Shower, morning or night? Shower in the morning, except in the summer when it is sometimes the afternoon
20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month? We’ve been NetFlixing, so The Virgin Suicides
21. Favorite pizza topping? green peppers and hamburger
22. Chips or popcorn? POPCORN!!!!
23. What color lipstick do you usually wear? I wear lipbalm, but I like Burt’s Bees Nutmeg.
24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? Huh? No.
25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? I prefer scholarship pageant. And yes, once. 2nd runner up thank you.
26. Orange Juice or apple? OJ please, fresh squeezed.
27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where did you dine? Actual dinner out? My husband at Top of the Hill Grill with my sister and her friend. Although last night, I had BK in the car with my mom and sister.
28. Favorite type chocolate bar? I am not a huge chocolate fan, but I like Three Musketeers.
29. When was the last time you voted at the polls? I was too sick in March so I missed it altogether, so last November.
30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? I don’t like tomatoes.
31. Have you ever won a trophy? An actual trophy? I don’t think so.
32. Are you a good cook? not really
33. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Yes, but I don’t if I can help it.
34. Ever order an article from an infomercial? Proactiv, it worked, but it bleached my towels.
35. Sprite or 7-up? Sierra Mist Free
36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? Not a uniform per se, but I had to wear a button up shirt and khaki pants when I waited tables.
37. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy? My prescription.
38. Ever throw up in public? I don’t throw up much, so I am going with no.
39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love? I have true love this time, so I want money the next time.
40. Do you believe in love at first sight? Nope, I knew my husband many years before I even liked him.
41. Can exes be friends? Yup. I still like most of mine, although I don’t see many of them often.
42. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? Marcia when she had KIDney Sto-nes, just after she had Eliza (when I was too sick to visit).
43. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby? hair, yes, lots, no
44. What’s your all time favorite Saturday Night Live Character? I only really ever liked Weekend Updates
45. What was the name of your first pet? Pillsbury (not named by my family)
46. What is in your purse? wallet, journal, calendar, stuff bag, keys, knitting, iPod, camera
47. Favorite thing to do before bedtime? read
48. What is one thing you are grateful for today? a/c (we put it in finally yesterday)


octopus.gifMister Teacher at Learn Me Good tagged me for a meme. I am really excited to do it, because no one ever tags me. Thanks Mister! Edit: I have also been tagged by Ms. Whatsit. So have to get it done.
I’ve got to tell you 8 random things about myself. This always sound easy until you get to, like, number 5 and you run out of stuff. Mister Teacher didn’t take it very seriously, but I am not creative enough to lie.

1. When I was 14 I got a subclavian blood clot I had to spend a week in the hospital on a Heparin drip and then take Coumadin for 3 months. Fun right? Not so much. But at least I got to introduce myself to my new neighbor like this, “You might not remember me, but you were my doctor when I had a blood clot at 14.” “Of course I remember you Lady S.” It’s a great conversation starter.

2. Except for when I went to college, I have always lived in the same town. In fact, until we bought our house, I lived in 3 places within less than a mile of each other. I still on live a nile from my parents.

3. My third favorite holiday (after my birthday and Christmas) is the Fourth of July. I was going to blog about it this year, but this week has been nuts.

4. I have worked on 2 world premiere musicals and have another coming up in the spring.

5. I work across the street from a Nuclear Power plant and I don’t mind it at all.

6. I was the second runner up in a (very) local pageant. I did a cobbled together monologue from Antigone.

7. I got into my first choice college, but they wouldn’t give me enough money to afford it. I went to my second choice and was very happy there. The only thing I would change about it is its location. If I had it to do over, I would probably apply here.

8. When I was a little kid (3, I think) I counted like this: 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-9-10-11 and wondered why I had 11 fingers and my mom said she had 10.

Most people I read have already done this meme, so I am tagging everyone else.

Harry Potter Meme

I saw this at Miss Erin‘s and then at Journey Woman‘s so I decided to give it a go. I love to listen to my PotterCast, so a few of these I have already thought about.

Okay, here’s the meme:

harryPotter7.jpg1. Butterbeer or pumpkin juice?
Butterbeer. I like to think it will be warm and creamy like a butterscotch candy.
2. What House would you most likely (or want to) be in in Hogwarts?
Wouldn’t everyone like to be in Gryffndor? But I think I would be in Ravenclaw or Hufflepuff. I have been sorted several times, but I don’t remember the outcome. Sadly though, I like the colors for Slyterin best.
3. If you were an animagus, what animal would you turn into?
Probably a cat. Although I might like to be a flying animal, so maybe an owl. If I were to be a cat, I would have to live with my parents, because there is no one better to there cats.
4. What character do you empathize with, or resemble best?
I think I empathize with Ginny the most, but I think I am the most like McGonagall. Ginny is the most like I was in middle and high school, although I had no magical ability and only one sibling. McGonagall is the most like me now.
5. What position do you play at Quidditch?
Cheering section. I would not do well trying to ride on a broom, although I think it would be fun. I think I would get to distracted to be the announcer, so Journey Woman can have that job.
6. Which teacher is your favorite?
I like McGonagall, Hagrid and Sprout, but I think I would have learned the most from Lupin.
7. Any Harry Potter 7 predictions?
The Trio will live, as will all of Ron’s family, Neville, and Luna. Snape will turn out to be on Harry’s side, but will have to sacrifice himself to prove it. Neville will do in Bellatix, but it will not heal his parents, because he can no more have them then Harry can have his own. I think we will see Sirius again. Harry will have to battle Voldemort alone in the place on the cover.

Luna will follow her father in publishing. Neville will become a teacher at Hogwarts and become head of Gryffindor House. Fred & George will marry sisters and open many shops around the UK. Percy will crawl back to the family with his tail between his legs. Charlie will keep with the dragons. Bill will become Minister of Magic. And because I don’t want to admit anything else could possibly happen to them I will evoke Melissa Anelli and say that Ron & Hermione and Harry & Ginny will get married, have lots of babies and live happily ever after.

I got an award!

Mei Flower thinks enough of me to give me an award! Thank you Mei.


Now, I guess, it is my duty to award 5 other Rockin’ Girl Bloggers.

First to Super Happy Jen and her Super Happy Blog. I “found” Jen when I got her postcard from Postcrossing. I have enjoyed reading her adventures about being a new mommy. She also just started another blog with her friend in Scotland called Jen and Carol’s International Photo Tag where they compare their two countries/cities. It’s pretty funny.

Next to Journey Woman. She is one of my reader/writer blogs. She posts great poetry and links to fun word games. She also has this cool postcard collection that she shares with us every once in a while.

Miss B is In pursuit of Happily Ever After. She is a brand new teacher (currently looking for a job in the Boston area) who spent the last year sharing with her readers the experience of student teaching. I wish her the best of luck.

Amy at cracks me up. She recently moved and made every crappy moment of it hysterical. She wrote a great post (that I can’t find) about the things she would (not) miss about her old place. She has a one and a half year old son and a bunch of other blogs she writes for. You won’t be sorry if you stop by for a look.

Another woman who cracks me up is Secret Agent Josephine. She, too, has a baby (who just had a birthday) and hilarious adventures. SAJ is an illustrator and has kick-ass graphics on her site. She even built a beautiful site for her family.

Those are 5 of my favorite Rockin’ Girl Bloggers. If you haven’t already met them, take a minute to stop by. Now I am off to pass along the news.

Movie Madness Round 1B

Round 1BI didn’t do as well in this second half of Round 1. I only got 9 of this set of 16 for a grand total of 22. I didn’t do the best or the worst, but I am not going to come close to winning as several of my second and third round choices are out of the running.

By choosing N x NW and Rear Window, I am losing out in at least two matches in each of the next 3 rounds. All About Eve is my choice for matches in the next 2 rounds. Oh well.