Since we’re on the subject

The heretofore-undiscovered-by-me meme blog Wednesday Weirdness had a list of questions re: weight and body image, dieting, etc., a couple weeks ago. Since the last two posts were about weight, body image, dieting etc., I figured what the hell.

Wednesday Weirdness #20: Weight Watchers

1. Are you happy with how much you weigh? Why or Why not?
I have not the first clue how much I weigh, beyond “less than I did before the baby was born” (245 lbs.); I’m generally happy with how I look/feel. Generally. Sometimes I get back into the Fantasy of Being Thin (TM), which, for me, is looking at myself and thinking that I can somehow look again like I did when I was [insert age here]. I’m in my 30s, and I’m going to look in my 30s. I just had a baby, so I’m never going to look like I looked before I got pregnant. The only cure for the Fantasy is constant contact with reality.

2. Have you ever been at a weight you are happy with?
Yes, at several different weights. My favorite was 175 — when I came back from a year of study abroad, and I’d basically been walking everywhere. I wasn’t so much happy with my weight as with my size and fitness level.

3. Are you currently on a diet now? If yes, describe.
Nope. I’ve given up. I’m nursing a growing child, so eating when I’m hungry is the only way to go. It’s also Eating (Almost) All The Time. I’m barely keeping up, so the thought of not eating absolutely every time my body declares Thou Shalt Eat is, well, a dumb idea.

4. What is the craziest thing you have ever done to lose weight?
I spent the better part of a week logging calories, %fat and all the major nutrients in the food I ate, and trying to fine-tune my diet based on what I’d eaten. I still have the spreadsheets.

5. What is your favorite thing about your body?
My skin. I rarely had pimples, even as a teen, and I now appreciate the fact that I. Don’t. Tan. It’s probably saved me some problems with skin cancer, since I’ve not tried to fight it.

6. What is your least favorite thing about your body?
Right now, it’s the stretch marks. They’re still red (after six weeks).

That was fun.

[H/T A Day In The Fat Life]

another memey waste of time

Your result for The Bem Sex Role Inventory Test…


You scored 73% masculinity and 53% femininity!

You scored high on both masculinity and femininity. You have a strong personality exhibiting characteristics of both traditional sex roles.

Take The Bem Sex Role Inventory Test at HelloQuizzy

That was fun. I’d probably be pissed off at what qualities the quiz called ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’, but if I take it as a measure of what is considered masculine/feminine, i.e., what of my qualities are (incorrectly) stereotyped as such, it doesn’t piss me off so much.

Picture yourself

If you can, when you see this meme, take a picture of yourself, just as you are. Change as little as possible.

Mai Soshalizm. Let mi sho u it.

For fun, because I can:

You are a
Social Liberal
(85% permissive)

and an…

Economic Liberal
(8% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test

Maybe I can lure a few hits to this blog with a fluff post like this one, since baby pictures are more popular than anything I’ve written in the last several years online.

Of course, there are grandparents who look at that site, so that might explain a few of those 354 hits yesterday.

Tag! I’m it!

Thinking Girl made the meme in her latest post a free-for-all, so I’m jumping in. (I never get tagged. Seriously. Never.)

What were you doing ten years ago? (Five things)
1. Turning 20. *gasp*
2. Working at Baskin-Robbins.
3. Meeting my dearest friend on this earth (Hi Kit!)
4. Dating a guy almost 10 years my senior.
5. Nabbing my first free site at Geocities.

What were you doing one year ago? (Five things)
1. Beginning my last year of grad school.
2. Settling in to being married.
3. Getting ready to go to a comic con (with Kit, of course)
4. Thinking I was going to take the MA exams in January.
5. Not reading much for fun, at all.

Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Chocolate, but only the good kind.
2. Fresh ciabattina dipped in olive oil
3. Apples and cheese (a good sharp cheddar, for preference)
4. Cinnamon raisin toast
5. Hummus or guacamole and chips

Five songs you know the lyrics to:
First five I can think of:
1. American Pie by Don McLean
2. Birdhouse in Your Soul by TMBG
3. Your Horoscope for Today by Weird Al Yankovic
4. Army by Ben Folds Five
5. Gekommen um zu bleiben by Wir Sind Helden

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire.
1. Buy a hybrid and/or scooter, pay with cash.
2. Work just a bit less.
3. Take random language classes.
4. Take a month-long vacation every year.
5. Buy all local, all the time.

Five Bad Habits:
1. Interrupting.
2. Not finishing projects.
3. Packrattery.
4. Procrastination.
5. Not trusting myself.

Five things you like to do:
1. Walk to the Farmer’s Market.
2. Settle into a good book at a coffee shop.
3. Wander around downtown.
4. Listen to people talk in other languages.
5. Spontaneously sing with other folks.

Five things you will never wear again.
1. Really dark makeup*
2. Anything too small for me
3. Anything I don’t really like
4. Earrings (probably)
5. A class ring (mine or anyone else’s)

*Unless it’s Halloween, then all bets are off.

Five favourite toys:
1. the new iMac ^^
2. IconBuffet
3. a wooden top my great-grandfather whittled for me
4. the new/old iPod
5. Smartass answer: Da Spouse ^^;;

Five things you hate to do:
1. Vacuum with a big old vacuum cleaner. (Yay Dyson!)
2. Work 8-5 in the winter.
3. Work nights.
4. Function on too little sleep.
5. Go without enough time for myself.

Okay, now it’s YOUR turn. Tag free-for-all!

‘Course, I’d really like to see answers from Richie, Tanglethis, Anna, Kit and Joel. ^^

Because I really AM a geek…

… here are the quiz results to prove it:

Your Score: Modern, Cool Nerd

86 % Nerd, 60% Geek, 26% Dork

For The Record:

A Nerd is someone who is passionate about learning/being smart/academia.
A Geek is someone who is passionate about some particular area or subject, often an obscure or difficult one.
A Dork is someone who has difficulty with common social expectations/interactions.

You scored better than half in Nerd and Geek, earning you the title of: Modern, Cool Nerd.

Nerds didn’t use to be cool, but in the 90’s that all changed. It used to be that, if you were a computer expert, you had to wear plaid or a pocket protector or suspenders or something that announced to the world that you couldn’t quite fit in. Not anymore. Now, the intelligent and geeky have eked out for themselves a modicum of respect at the very least, and “geek is chic.” The Modern, Cool Nerd is intelligent, knowledgable and always the person to call in a crisis (needing computer advice/an arcane bit of trivia knowledge). They are the one you want as your lifeline in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (or the one up there, winning the million bucks)!


Take it yourself: THE NERD? GEEK? OR DORK? TEST

Okay, so maybe I’m not MOSTLY a geek according to their definitions. STILL managed 60%. Yeah. Just because I’m not the horrible fan-girl (fan-folks just don’t have enough of a life, IMO).

That’s it. 🙂 No thinking today.

What do you think of *me*? [via Thinking Girl]

This is a meme, of sorts. Thinking Girl did this last Friday, and I stole her title played around with it, and made my own Johari window.

For those of you, who, like me, wouldn’t know what this is before going to the site: It’s another of those personality things (which I love to play around with) but this is a ‘you pick adjectives to describe yourself, then let others choose too, and see where they overlap’ type of thing.

So, for my edification: my interactive Johari window. Please play around and tell me what you think.

Oh! And if you make one of your own, post a li’l comment with the linky linky, please. ^^

EDIT: Random note — I imported my Blogger posts to this site (all 667 of them!) and I will be going through them to take out stuff I don’t want here. It was, quite frankly, an experiment, and primarily for the purpose of keeping all my stuff in one place. I may add more sometime, but for now I’ve got enough to deal with in this one Blogger account. ^^