Friday, July 31, 2009

Friday fragments

Being a car guy, I was intrigued by this car knowledge quiz. I was surprised I only got 15 out of 20 correct. I'm consoling myself by pointing out that many of the questions were brand-related. If you think you know a little something about car brands, take the quiz and tell me in the comments how many you got correct. My current dream car is the BMW 3 series retractable hardtop convertible.
This is car porn.

The other day I heard friends talking about books they're reading/had read and I realized its been over a year since I read a book. This made me feel badly about myself. My mind immediately flashed to me and Spouse sitting on the sofa watching (mostly mindless) TV every night instead of reading books. Really, how could I have stopped reading? Then it hit me: I read everyday! Not books, but blogs! I immediately felt better about myself.

Tony shared with me this interesting survey whose answers will tell you what religion most closely matches your beliefs. My top 4 were:
1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (97%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (94%)
4. Secular Humanism (Atheism) (84%)

On Tues this week I went to the doctor about my shin. Now 3 days later, my ankle has begun to swell and turn colors like my shin. WTF?!?!?! Looks like I'll be going back to the doctor next week.

Wanna see Obama naked? Aren't those "interesting"?

Today is my (estranged) sister's 33rd wedding anniversay. Isn't that "interesting"?

Progress on the addition is coming along nicely. Look for my weekly addition update with photos tomorrow. Our entire house is filthy, now that much of the work has moved inside. Drywall was torn out, sending drywall dust into the air and all over the entire house. We'll spend some time this weekend vacuuming, dusting, and steam mopping the wood floors, even though it will all get dirty again next week. Hopefully it won't get as dirty next week, since all of the interior demo is done now, I think. (Crossing my fingers.)

On the social front, tonight is our regular Friday Night Dinner with 'the usual suspects. Tomorrow afternoon we're going to an anniversary party for our friends who've been together 15 years. Later that evening we're meeting some out-of-town friends for cocktails and then dinner. Should be fun!

Have a great weekend, y'all.

Crush du Jour: Preston Jones


Larry Ohio said...

Your leg -- yikes! I wouldn't be waiting till next week to go back to the doctor.

Anonymous said...

I got 15/20 too. The Infiniti logo just doesn't register with me.

Your injury sounds interesting. Almost like you sprained something badly.

Java said...

Now your ankle? That is weird.

I used to do all sorts of things. Now I read blogs! Well, I've actually branched out a bit recently, but there for a while I did almost nothing else. It was my link to sanity.

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's addition update. Good luck getting the dust and stuff cleaned up. I hope it's better next week.

Unknown said...

Get a grip on the leg, babe. Enough is enough.

So, my results were as follows:
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (90%)
3. Secular Humanism (83%)
4. Mainline to Liberal Christian
Protestants (81%)
5. Neo-Pagan (79%)

Interesting, as I was born and raised a Roman Catholic, they came in 25th place for me. LOL

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Steve said...

I need a new convertible, so thanks for the car porn. I am too poor and can't afford anything with letters in or after the name... :o(....

cb said...

I think I would get Buddhist/eastern spiritual.

BlogMarkBlog said...

Shane and I did the car quiz and got 16. He is car crazy.

I'm a Secular Humanist. I didn't know that. It sounds much better than atheist. You tell someone you're an atheist and they think you're horrid, but Secular Humanist sounds like it could describe Mother Theresa or Ghandi.

Good luck with the ankle.

Joy said...

I got 14 on the car quiz and am surprised I did that well.

I'm really worried about your shin and now ankle. Go see about it asap.

Secular Humanist here

I don't quite know what to say about those paintings. Yes, they are interesting. :-)