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Intentions Day

OMG! She's posting!

As you might have seen over at One Sweet Love and know at Gateworld, but tomorrow in Intentions Day!! Anybody have intentions of being there? Hope to see you all there!

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My sweet husband

I informed my husband that he'd better not buy me a birthday present this last year. We're broke. Broker than broke. So he wrote me this. . .

My Wife

Melissa is my Heavenly constellations.
She is the sun, the light that warms my days
She is the moon, the light that brightens even my darkest nights
She is the heavenly starlight that guides my way when I do not see the lights.
She is the gift of all God's lights that keeps me on the path of faith, love, joy, hope and happiness.
She is the wife that could only be a gift from God.
She is my love, my friend, and my all.
There is no other love for me.
She is the loving mother of the three gifts that were given to me by God and mother to all who need her.
She is the daughter of not only man and woman but of God
She is the sister of three, of one brother, of one sister, and best of all Brother to Christ.
She is the wife of a man not worthy of her.
Of all the heavenly lights she is the brightest!
But most of all she is what is good in the light and that she is mine.

Isn't he great?!

Book Meme

I snurched this from Reni.  Love the idea of it.  Um.  How do I unbold or unitalicize? 


The BBC allegedly believes most people will have only read 6 of the 100 books here:

How do your reading habits stack up? [bold those books you've read in their entirety, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish]


1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen
2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien
3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
6 The Bible
7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte   - not this one but I don't know how to undo the italics
8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell
9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman
10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens
11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott
12 Tess of the D’Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy
13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller  - not this one again
14 Complete Works of Shakespeare  I've read about half of them
15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier
16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien
17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulk
18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger   -   Not this one
19 The Time Traveller’s Wife - Audrey Niffenegger
20 Middlemarch - George Eliot
21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell
22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald
23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens
24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
25 The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh
27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky   -  not this one
28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame
31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens
33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis
34 Emma - Jane Austen
35 Persuasion - Jane Austen
36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - CS Lewis  Do they know this is included in number 33?
37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini   -  Not this one
38 Captain Corelli’s Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres
39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne
41 Animal Farm - George Orwell  -  not this one

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown  -  not on a bet
43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving
45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins
46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery
47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy
48 The Handmaid’s Tale - Margaret Atwood
49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding
50 Atonement - Ian McEwan
51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel
52 Dune - Frank Herbert  -  listened to it on tape with hubby.
53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons
54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen
55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth
56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens
58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley  -  not this one but not for lack of trying.  The local library doesn't have it.
59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon
60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck
62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov
63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt
64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas
66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac
67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy
68 Bridget Jones’s Diary - Helen Fielding
69 Midnight’s Children - Salman Rushdie
70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville
71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens
72 Dracula - Bram Stoker
73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett
74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson
75 Ulysses - James Joyce
76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath
77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome
78 Germinal - Emile Zola
79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray
80 Possession - AS Byatt
81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens
82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker
84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro
85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert
86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry
87 Charlotte’s Web - EB White
88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom
89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton
91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad
92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery
93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks
94 Watership Down - Richard Adams  I was a kid and it was sad.
95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute
97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas
98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare  also previously covered!
99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

26 read
6 started but not finished
Lots that have caught my interest but I have no time.

Ship Meme

Saw this from Merry and Krissie.  And, since I don't watch too much tv, we'll see if I have 15 ships.  In no particular order.

1. Sam/Jack (SG-1)
2. Daniel/Vala (SG-1)
3. Han/Leia (Star Wars)
4. Jean-Luc/Guinan (ST:TNG)
5. Will/Deanna (ST:TNG)
6. Duncan/Tessa (HIghlander)
7. Ronon/Jennifer (SGA)
8. Rodney/Laura (SGA)
9 Dr/Rose (Doctor Who)
10. Dr/RiverSong (Doctor Who)
11. Warrick/Catherine (CSI)
12. Nick/Mandy (CSI)
13. Tony/Ziva (NCIS)
14. Tim/Abby (NCIS)
15. Jack/S.A.R.A.H (EUReKA)

And that's not all of them!  Who knew I watched so much tv?  I also see love everywhere I go.   I'm such a hopeless romantic!

The BSedness of online personality tests

I just spent a fun ten minutes doing all of the personality tests that one of my LJ friends - Poundpuppy - had posted.  Amazingly, every single one of them was way off the mark.  Am I a dreamer or realist?  Well, I think I'm a realistic dreamer.  I love to see the possibilities.  However, I know I'm just one unimportant person.

What element was I born into?  Was that the one where all I did was give my birth year?  Yeah.  I believe that!

Am I snow or rain?  Out of curiosity, and because sometimes both answers to one question apply, I did it with both answers.  a the first time and b the second.  That one little change switched the answer.

And finally, what taste am I?  Just because I'm an insular person,  I don't socialize much and am aware that doesn't make me "popular" - God I hate that word - I'm a Umm.  it wasn't polarizing but shoot!  I forgot the word.  Sorry, guys.  Most times, I'm entirely sure that, that with few exceptions,  people will forget about me in short order and never miss me.  I know people who have the enormity of personality that makes people remember them.  I don't have that.  Mine is more of a serene personality.  Sunny even.  But not that.

Some suggested that I was still trying to find myself?  Sorry.  That is one thing I know.  Me.

I'm melting!

For the love of God!  How hot is it supposed to get this year?  We never really had a winter.  *waves to friends who did*  And I found out that yesterdays high was 102 degrees F.  Did no one tell God that lillies (me) are not desert plants?  I am not a cactus!  Melting I tell you!

Let it be known!

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