Sunday, June 10, 2007

My first blogging picture

This is the picture of when Natasha met Melody for the first time.

Natasha signed "Please-please-please" patting her chest, and opened her arms to hold her new baby sister.

(This "just worked" on Blogger. I still haven't figured it out in Wordpress. *sigh*)

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

An Austen Quiz

The picture's a little corny (I guess it's the only shot in the movie where he actually looks happy...) but the idea is a lot of fun.

I liked that Mr. F is #2. Perhaps mostly b/c I appreciate my Mr. Steady, and also since S&S is the only Austen I know that well.

Wouldn't it be awful to have another book on my reading list just because I wanted to know what the man was like?

You scored as Col. Brandon, Your husband/boyfriend is
most like Col. Brandon of Sense & Sensibility! He is very
attuned to your tastes and enjoys sharing them with you.
While he resists being flashy, he is very generous, though he
will never be overbearing, even if he is correct. The two of you
engage in many pursuits together and enjoy a romantic, steady

Col. Brandon


Edward Ferrars






Edmund Bertram




Captain Wentworth


Who is Your Jane Austen Boyfriend/Husband?
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Sunday, June 3, 2007

Scattegories Meme

From Simply a Musing blog.

The game is's harder than it looks! Here are the rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following. They MUST be real places, names, things...NOTHING made up! If you can't think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person before you had the same 1st initial. You CAN'T use your name for the boy/girl name question.

Your Name: Amy (Jane)
1. Famous Singer/Band: Avalon
2. 4 letter word: Arts
3. Street: Aurora Avenue (double!)
4. Color: Auburn
5. Gifts/Presents: Antiques
6. Vehicle: Automatic
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop: Animal figurines
8. Boy Name: Andrew
9. Girl Name: Amber
10. Movie Title: Aristocats
11. Drink: Apple juice
12. Occupation: Auto Mechanic
13. Celebrity: Jessica Alba
14. Magazine: Acoustic Guitar
15. U.S. City: Austin
16. Pro Sports Teams: A's
18. Reason for Being Late for Work: Ambulance
19. Something You Throw Away: Awful Books
20. Things You Shout: Ack!!!
21. Cartoon Character: Anita (101 Dalmatians)

Really, that bit about it being hard is part of the template. I think I have a pretty easy letter.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

iPod Meme

From Everyday Mommy. I've already got the feeling I'll have at least as many book chapter titles as song titles.


1. Put your music player on shuffle.
2. Press forward for each question.
3. Use the song title as the answer to the question even if it doesn’t make sense. NO CHEATING!

How do you feel today?
The Passing of the Grey Company--The Return of the King (JRR Tolkien)

What’s your outlook on life?
Riddles in the Dark-- The Hobbit (Tolkien)

What does your family think of you?
Soulin' -- Astra Kelly

What do your friends think of you?
He is a Song-- Twila Paris

What do your exes think of you?
Sunrise-- John Michael Talbot

How’s your love life?
Savior of my Heart-- Sheila Walsh

How will your love life be in the future?
The Prophet-- Michael Card

Will you get married?
Where Does My Help Come From-- Shalom Jerusalem

Are you good at school?
The Queen of Narnia-- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe (C.S. Lewis)

Will you be successful?
Stranded-- Plumb

What song should they play on your birthday?
In the House of Tom Bombadil-- Fellowship of the Ring (Tolkien) There is a *neat* instrumental with a similar title by Nickel Creek (is it?); a rollicking, lively tune that would be excellent for my birthday if someone wanted to send it my way...

What song should they play at your graduation?
The Black Gate is Closed-- The Two Towers (Tolkien)

The Soundtrack of your life?
Happy all the Time-- Baby's Best Bible Songs

You and your best friends are?
Two Tragedies (Ouch!) -- The Last Battle (Lewis)

Happy times:
Be Our Guest-- Beauty and the Beast soundtrack (the stage musical)

Sad times:
Journey to the Crossroads-- The Two Towers (Tolkien)

Every day:
Talking Beasts-- Prince Caspian (Lewis)

For tomorrow:
The Storm and What Came of It-- The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Lewis)

For you:
Murlough Bay-- Iona

What does next year have in store for me?
Let the River Flow-- Darrell Evens

What do I say when life gets too hard?
Tradition-- Fiddler on the Roof

What song will I dance to at my wedding?
The Lord Reigns (Actually it was "We Rejoice in the Grace of God," but this works too.)

What do you want as your career?
The Window on the West-- The Two Towers (Tolkien)

Your favorite saying?
Be Bold and be Strong-- Hosanna/Integrity

How will I die?
The Gentle Healer-- Michael Card

This was a *kick*! Some of these are sooo thought provoking... others are just provoking ;o)