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July 1st, 2004


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04:05 pm - The art of compromise
Jenny Turpish slapped me personality quiz
You are a WRCF--Wacky Rational Constructive Follower. This makes you Paul Begala. You are unflappable and largely unconcerned with others' reactions to you. You were not particularly interested in the results of this test, and probably took it only as a result of someone else asking you to.

You have a biting wit and intense powers of observation. No detail is lost on you, and your friends know it--relying on you to have the facts when others express only opinions. You are even-tempered, friendly, and educated. Foolish strangers may mistake your mildness for weakness--they will be surprised.

You entire approach to life is enviable. You will raise good kids.

but I like it anyway.
Me: So we finally have a decision on this weekend. Hoppie and I are compromising.
Solies: Huh?
Me: Hoppie's boss is going to Rockport with his family, so we'll go to Rockport this year, but next year, we'll go to blinkymadison's.
Solies: But wasn't that the original deal anyway? Isn't your compromise to do the exact thing you'd started off doing?
Blinky: If that's compromising, what's utter capitulation?
Me: But hoppie has promised to forget this conversation entirely by next year.
Solies: Ah, so you'll be blogging this, then.
Blinky: Tell hoppie I hate him until next year.

And another snippet of my life
Robert: How can you remember all that stuff from the meeting without writing it down.
Me: Exactly!
Robert: But you were playing games! I saw you!
Me: But I was paying attention and I took notes where appropriate.
Robert: (is awed)
And while I'm on the subject of Robert, I would like to repost this from snagglepuss2's journal. I wrote it in a comment, but I feel like the locals are missing out without it.

Robert: Give me some sugar. (rummages in candy bowl) You know lain_mac says I shouldn't say that to a southern woman, they'd get the wrong idea.
Me: (as I'm speaking, my accent is settling into my native Kentucky drawl, something that only comes out when I use the word "darlin'" or when I'm tired) Actually, it's the other way around. It's okay to say it to a Southern woman because we always talk like that, Sugar, Darlin', hon. It's just one of those things. Up here, now, people might take it wrong."
Robert: (eyes goggling) Wow, you talk funny.
Me: (smiles)
Robert: It tickles my ears. You should talk like that more often.
Robert: (from his office) Thanks for the sugar!
Me: You're welcome, sugar.
Current Mood: tiredtired

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From:mrsjtn
Date:July 1st, 2004 02:08 pm (UTC)
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yer so cute :) jason says I have a country accent..but I don't even notice it anymore..not compared to my neighbor's or pretty much any other locals we meet..it's kind of nice living ina college town 'cause the local is taken out of our accents..otherwise it gets grating..better than Maine or Boston..*shudder*
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From:mdyesowitch
Date:July 1st, 2004 02:23 pm (UTC)
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That's the real answer. I sound like I have a southern accent until you hear people who really have Southern accents.
-m
It's good to be 1/4 hillbilly. 8-)
From:hoppie
Date:July 2nd, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)

A country accent?

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Did he say what country?
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 2nd, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)

Re: A country accent?

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he he he
From:(Anonymous)
Date:July 1st, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)

quiz of the day

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The quiz categorized me as SRDF (Sober Rational Destructive Follower). "You are cool, analytical, intelligent and completely unfunny. " [...] "You are kind of a tool, but you get things done. You are probably a week away from snapping."

whew. Who knew I had a whole week to go? And here I feel like snapping today!

--H

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