Friday, August 11, 2006

with all your power

So Sanjida did a whole bunch of these, which piqued my interest to do a couple, as well. Apologies for the lack of real content, but sometimes a girl's gotta meme.

You Are A Fig Tree

You are very independent and strong minded.
A hard worker when you want to be, you play hard too.
You are honest and loyal. You hate contradiction or arguments.
You love life, and you live for your friends, children, and animals.
A great sense of humor, artistic talent, and intelligence are all gifts you possess.

They clearly need higher standards:

You Are 10% Weird

You're totally, completely normal.
And that's pretty darn weird!

I don't know what a dosha is (wikipedia, here I come), but I don't think this one's particularly accurate. My memory isn't spotty and I don't find new people unsettling. I agree that I get onto "kicks" where I'm really passionate about something for a few months and then stop... but that's primarily regarding food, to be honest. Anyway, here goes:

Your Dosha is Vata

Creative and restless, you take in all of life's pleasures (maybe a little too much!).
You're quick witted and very talkative, but you also tend to have a spotty memory.
You tend to get very into ideas, people, and lifestyles... but only for a short time.
It's difficult to hold your attention, and you sometimes feel with what life has to offer.

With friends: You are very uncomfortable in new situations or with new people

In love: You fall in and out of love very easily

To achieve more balance: Live in a warm climate and spend some quiet time in nature

And a couple follow-up thoughts from yesterday: This Salon article expresses my thoughts about the whole terror threat situation very well (there are also some worthwhile letters in the comments section on both sides of the issue). Yes, I get that it's not the shampoo, but the possibility of something that looks like shampoo yet could be turned into a bomb. But where does it stop? Aren't we all at risk, to some degree, every time we fly? And if the liquid explosive threat has been around for years, why ban liquids now, when such a terror plot has been recently foiled (and not by security checkpoint screening, I might add)? I don't know, but what I do know is that if these regulations are permanent, I'm going to be a hell of a lot less inclined to fly anyplace within a 700-mile radius. Thank God I'm turning 25 in a few months and can therefore rent cars with impunity, though that's just swapping the frustration of air travel with the crushing expense of gasoline.

Honestly? I think it could all just be part of the Samuel L. Jackson media hype machine (clever, getting the REAL British police in on the action!). This quote from the woxy message boards has the right idea:

"It's good to see the 007 foiled another plot. Good going James! Also, are Snakes listed as liquid? They should not allow snakes on the plane."

...right. At any rate, I've got a Meerkat Manor and a Project Runway on tape, and I also have a couple hours till I need to go to the courthouse (for the last time this summer!). Hmm. What to do, what to do...


Cella Bella said...

Apparently, I'm 20% weirder than you. Hmmmmmm

Anonymous said...

We are at risk every time we fly, but it seems pretty arrogant to do nothing in the face of one recently foiled plot. Maybe I'm paranoid by nature, but there are multiple terror groups, each with multiple cells. To assume that because one was caught in the UK (whose legal system is significantly different from ours) means that the risk is reduced is absurd. The internet is still anonymous, and newspapers even more so. Even if the liquid explosive thought had never occurred to them before, it could well be happening now.

How many of the restrictions are outdated? Should we allow mace, knives, clubs, and lighters aboard again? Our airport security is a joke based on racial profiling and name recognition anyway.

700 miles is still about ten hours of driving. In an economy, that's about 20 gallons of fuel. Depending on the length of your rental, you're not saving much, and drive time is an inconvenience as well.

This would be a fun conversation in person. :-)