Thursday, February 26, 2009

Birthday Calculator

I love goofy things like this:

This is called the birthday calculator and tells you all sorts of 'facts' about your date of birth.

Here are a few snippets from mine that were right on!

14 August 1974

Your date of conception was on or about 21 November 1973 which was a Wednesday. (Gross, mom and dad - were you celebrating Todd's upcoming birthday or something?!)

You were born on a Wednesday under the astrological sign Leo. (RAWRRR!)

Your Life path number is 7.

Your fortune cookie reads: Only love lets us see normal things in an extraordinary way.

Life Path Compatibility:You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 5 & 7.

You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 4 & 22.

You may or may not get along well with those with the Life Path number 9.

You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 2, 3, 6, 8 & 11. (That seems like a lot of people not to get along with, doesn't it?)

The golden number for 1974 is 18.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 1/23/1974 and ending 2/10/1975.

You were born in the Chinese year of the Tiger. (As in the GC Tigers)

Your plant is Raspberry. (I like raspberry yogurt)

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 14 April 1974.

The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 27 February 1974.

As of 2/26/2009 8:32:01 PM ESTYou are 34 years old.You are 414 months old.You are 1,802 weeks old.You are 12,615 days old.You are 302,780 hours old.You are 18,166,832 minutes old.You are 1,090,009,921 seconds old. (Oh geez.. now I feel old - shut up, Ty.)

Celebrities who share your birthday:
Halle Berry (1968)
Earvin 'Magic' Johnson (1959)
Gary Larson (1950) (Mr. Far Side - I'm going to get tutored!)
Danielle Steel (1947)
Susan St. James (1946)
Steve Martin (1945) (Two wild and c-razy guys!)
David Crosby (1941)

Top songs of 1974
The Way We Were by Barbra Streisand
Seasons In the Sun by Terry Jacks
The Streak by Ray Stevens (I used to love this song - thought it was hilarious)
Having My Baby by Paul Anka
Kung Fu Fighting by Carl Douglas (YES!!!)
Billy, Don't Be a Hero by Bo Donaldson & the Heywoods
Annie's Song by John Denver
The Loco-Motion by Grand Funk
TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia) by MFSB with the Three Degrees
I Can Help by Billy Swan

Your lucky day is Sunday.

Your lucky number is 1 & 4. (Weird, huh? I was born on the 14th)

Your ruling planet(s) is Sun. (I do love the sun. Just not the damage.)

Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.

Your opposition sign is Aquarious.

Your opposition number(s) is 8.

Today is not one of your lucky days! (Go figure.)

There are 169 days till your next birthdayon which your cake will have 35 candles.Those 35 candles produce 35 BTUs,or 8,820 calories of heat (that's only 8.8200 food Calories!) .You can boil 4.00 US ounces of water with that many candles. (Who figures this stuff out, seriously?)

Your birthstone is Peridot -->The Mystical properties of Peridot:
Peridot is used to help dreams become a reality. (I do love my dreams.)

Your birth tree is Poplar, the Uncertainty - Looks very decorative, no self-confident behaviour, only courageous if necessary, needs goodwill and pleasant surroundings, very choosy, often lonely, great animosity, artistic nature, good organiser, tends to philosophy, reliable in any situation, takes partnership serious. (hmm...very true)

There are 302 days till Christmas 2009! (YAY!)

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Groceries 101

Is there a course for grocery baggers to take? If not, there should be.

I have my three little cloth grocery bags that I take to the store every week and I get 5 cents off of my bill for each bag. Yay for me and my attempt at being environmentally conscious.

And every week, the rocket scientists who bag my groceries do the following:

Put 4 - half gallons of liquid (milk, Silk, OJ, & grape juice) in ONE bag... I am not a pack mule. I cannot lift it out of the cart to even put it in my car.

Since when is it ok to put bread on the bottom? Under boxes of yogurt, apples, and oatmeal?

Bananas should not be shoved in small places or between boxes - no wonder they're all ruined and bruised by the next day.

Do you need to put 10 cans in one bag? Again, this is too heavy and almost rips my arm off.

In the off chance that I need to buy a card at the grocery store, I avoid any wet spots on the check out belt - but thank you, grocery bagger for putting the frozen blueberries on top of it so by the time I get home, my envelope looks like I used it as a coaster.

No, I don't need your help to leisurely push the cart out to my car. However, I'm going to need you to come home with me to walk up 22 steps and carry these heavy bags that you over stuffed.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


I've missed blogging.

As we all know, my computer has went to tech heaven, but I was lucky enough to get a loaner computer from a friend...wee hoo! I feel so disconnected from the world when I don't have Internet access at my fingertips. And quite frankly, Face Book misses me. My new (pink) Dell will be here in a few weeks!

Today was the first time that I went on a bike ride in a loooong time. Not because it's been winter or anything, but because I'm very unmotivated to do any sort of physical activity - hence lack of exercise. I hate sweating and I hate working out because my face always becomes 10 shades of red. I have always been that person who needs a little workout buddy to motivate me. I miss being around my brother because he was the reason that I looked forward to working out. Making fake fart noises and all! Anyway, I was lucky enough to get to hang out with Elizabeth and Tunde today and venture out for an 8 mile ride with 3 small children in tow... it was perfect for me because it made me not be the slowest person on the trail :) My arse hurts tonight.

This is always a bit of a special month for me because it marks the month of my baptism when I was 25. I look forward to lighting my baptism candle every year, but I realized that it's somewhere in Iowa. I ransacked my closet trying to find it and finally gave up. Sigh. It's not like I was worshipping my candle or anything, but watching the flame flicker and reflecting back on the years in which I have been able to call upon Christ is a nice meditation time for me, I suppose.

Some sad news on the home front... my cousins' grandma passed away on Friday and these are the times where I really miss being home. This woman has been as much a part of my life as long as I can remember - just being at several family dinners and get togethers, birthday parties, seeing them at the fair, parades, etc. I'm definitely one of those people who needs closure and it's tough not being able to see my family during this difficult time. All I want to do is hug them and tell them how very much I love them. So here are your cyber hugs and my I love you's... she was always well kept, smiling and had a great laugh - I know she'll be missed. As Bob's final prayer to 'be lifted' was spoken - we know that God hears our prayers.

As the season of Lent approaches, I think I have figured out what I need (not so much want) to give up this year, and that is TV. I'm going to limit myself to one hour a night and hope that I can manage my time a little more wisely. I find myself in a constant daze staring at the little black box and not really hearing what's being said when a show is on, but just kind of letting my mind roam. It feels like mush. I'm finding books that I want to read or taking friends' suggestions on other books that they have read. I want to become more intimate with my relationship with God and I know I can't do it sitting on the couch in a mind numbing altered mode. I think this is going to be a great opportunity for me to expand on a few things outside of my little bubble and I'm excited for what lies ahead...

So I bought this perfume that I have a love/hate relationship with right now. My friend wears it and it smells phenomenal on her, but it's all weird on me. Darn my pheromones! So I have taken a poll by asking opinions at work and so far it's 50/50. Some days I love it and other days I think it smells like powder. I dunno. I usually LOVE what I wear, but this one has me stumped. Today I like it.

Dipna introduced me to a new frozen yogurt place called NuYo. I love it because they have self serving soft MINT frozen yogurt. I love mint. (Yes dad, I can see you making that face and sticking your tongue out while you gag and point your finger down your throat!) Anyway, we went there after lunch the other day and I had chopped Andes mints to sprinkle on top with some tiny chocolate chips and a little squirt of dark Ghiradelli chocolate sauce. Heaven. Good thing I had a salad for lunch... I can't wait to go back and do it all over again. However, they did have peanut butter yogurt, too..hmm... do you think the peanut butter outbreak applies to frozen yogurt though?

I have to lead our small group Tuesday night at church and I'm getting nervie. I don't quite know what I'm going to talk about yet, but I haven't had to speak in front of a group since hosting the Alpha course a few years ago. I think I'm just intimidated because it's a new set of women. Not that they're going to flog me or anything, but I don't know personalities and some are more quiet than others. I just hope that it will be a solid group effort and they won't ask me too tough of questions! I guess I could always take a Twix with me - you know that commercial where the woman asks her husband if the dress makes her look fat and he shoves it in his mouth so he can't answer? That's me.

'Stay Classy, San Diego'

Thursday, February 5, 2009


My laptop took a shat last week, so I will be out of commission for a little while.

Any recommendations on what type of computer I should get once my refund money gets deposited? :)

Monday, February 2, 2009