10.26.2008

Interesting

The Quiz

The following are your scores. They are based on a gradual range of 0 to 12. For instance, a Conservative/Progressive score of 3 and 0 will both yield a result of social conservative, yet 0 would be an extreme conservative and 3 a moderate conservative



Conservative/Progressive score: 4
You are a social moderate. You think the progressive movement is overall well meaning, but sometimes it goes too far. On issues like abortion and affirmative action, you see the negatives of both extremes on the issue. You probably value religion, but at the same time you think it should still stay separate from the government



Capitalist Purist/Social Capitalist score: 6
You are a Moderate Capitalist. You support an economy that is by and large a free market, but has public programs to help people who can't help themselves or need a little help. Pretty much you believe in the American economy how it currently is.



Libertarian/Authoritarian score: 2
You are libertarian. You think that the government is making way too many unnecessary laws that are taking away our innate rights. You believe that the government's job is primarily to protect people from harming other people, but after that they should mind their own business, and if we give the government too much power in controlling our lives, it can lead to fascism.



Pacifist/Militarist score: 3
You're a Pacifist. You are angered that the United States thinks it should dominate the world through its military force. You think that the only time war is necessary is when we are in direct danger of being attacked. You also believe the US spends way too much of its money on defense, as we can practically cut it in half and still easily defend ourselves, and use that money to fix all our economic problems.

Overall, you would most likely fit into the category of Republican.

Take the quiz for yourself and see how you score. I dare ya. :)

10.25.2008

If my brother ever plays the Shaggs again, I will put the hurt on him.

Also, I have found my favorite pants ever. Brown Old Navy cords. Got 'em for $5 at a thrift store. Also scored on that trip: a light coat and the freakiest/coolest jammies ever.

Miss Kris liek whoa. But sometimes I wonder if this whole involvement with him is such a good idea.

10.24.2008

Ooooh. Shiny!!!

I'm not very good at this blogging thing. Probably b/c I've got my Facebook and my MySpace and my novel distracting me. My ADD approach to life is guaranteed to be entertaining, is it not? (As my friend Eric told me: You know what ADD stands for? Attention Deficit HEY LET'S GO RIDE BIKES! )

SO, I'm seriously happy to be back here in the big OKC. I'm still working for Jason hosting karaoke. It's interesting to say the least. I'll probably supplement that income with some sort of holiday type retail gig to tide me over til January when I take another stab at school. (No more management though. Had enough of that. And I've noticed I don't want to buy any more shoes either. LOL)

I've gotten back in touch with my friends (yay) as well as making new ones. Like Eric. Holy crap, I can't believe I've met someone as freaking awesome as he is. He loves a lot of the same music that I do. He's actually a friend of Jason's- he hangs out at Shiloh, where Jason's doing karaoke shows now (Nick's closed). I met him a few days after I moved back here and, man, I think we totally hit it off. If he didn't have a GF and I weren't involved(ish) I would so ask him out.

I'm thinking very seriously of attending St. Ambrose in Iowa. It's a Catholic university. I feel like I was deprived of a Catholic education growing up simply because we were Protestant. I would have gotten a lot from a Catholic education- it's simply, from everything I've ever heard, superior to that one gets in the public schools. A lot more is demanded of the student. I would likely have flourished and have been challenged instead of languishing thanks to undiagnosed ADD.

But I digress. A Catholic college education would be better than public university, and St. Ambrose offers graphic design as a degree option. My non-Catholic friend who lives in Davenport says he's impressed with the standards St. Ambrose has for academics and the way they integrate Catholicism into the educational experience.

Of course, a lot of that has to do with him personally wanting me to move out there. We have a complicated relationship. Kris and I met in 1999- he worked with Jason at a major retail electronics store and I was up there one day helping them do inventory. Kris and I totally got along- I think the phrase that applies is 'got along like a house on fire'.

In late 2000, I was engaged and it wasn't going well at all. My fiance was Wiccan; I was Christian. He had no tolerance for my Christian beliefs. He expected me to either fall into line with his beliefs or not express mine. So, you can see where it was heading very quickly for disaster. I took a seasonal position at the store. This gave Kris and me plenty of time and opportunity to hang out and talk. Now, I had been hearing plenty of negative feedback about my fiance from all kinds of people- my family, various friends and such. So it was no surprise that Kris didn't like him either. I finally started venting about our dreadful home life and came to the conclusion that our relationship wasn't worth saving. No matter that I'd committed to marry him at some point in the future; we were not married. Given that we believed so differently, and that he was becoming emotionally abusive, we had no business getting married.It took several people to get me to see that. So, I broke it off. Kris was one of the people who helped me through that.

About a year later Jason and Kris (whose friendship was always pretty tenuous anyway) engaged in business dealings. Jason had agreed to buy a truck from Kris. Now, to this day I'm not sure what went down; I just know that Kris ended up taking back the truck after a few months, alleging that Jason was late with payments. From my perspective, this is why you don't do business with your friends. I know they're not friends now. Jason pretty well expected me to cut all ties to Kris as well over it. For a while I did. But Kris and I had a completely different dynamic, and his significance to me was too great to just shut him out over something that didn't even involve me.

So, we remained friends, despite Jason's disapproval. Kris moved to Iowa about five years ago or so. He's been trying to get me to move out there ever since. I've thought about it (St. Ambrose) before but other stuff has cropped up. And I'm pretty into him. Have been on and off for years.

Anyway...

Did I mention I've taken up painitng? Acrylics. I'm proud.

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Sorry if that's too big. And I plan to do more. Lots more. Painting is so much fun! And cathartic.

Oh, man, I made zuppa toscana today. It was teh roxxorz. Nom nom nom like whoa. Followed up with a cup of coffee. I love fall.