Do You Show Who You Are?

Your Online Identity… from Top Ten Blog Tips forums

This was my blab.

I do use my real name, first name. I started using the stick figure drawing… a few years ago I guess. I drew it myself so no one can say it’s not uniquely me. I don’t post a photo of myself. I know it’s kind of silly but I like my looks (overall) and I don’t intend to set myself up for bashing any more.

I guess the stick figure face is branding at this point. It’s kind of cute and friendly.

I’m very much myself online. I think it is easier to be myself in my blogs. I tend to be too honest as it is just so much easier to be honest than try to remember what all the right games and lies are. I get fed up with that stuff. If I contradict myself in my opinions it’s because I changed my mind and I’ve given myself the freedom to do that. I’m not suiting myself to a persona here but in the rest of my life I get stuck that way. I find travel is the best cure!

The Book Reading Meme

I’m starting to feel like something alive again.

Here is a meme about books which came from The Road I’m Traveling to Word Grrls. But Word Grrls isn’t going to be a personal blog so I’d rather not run memes on it.

The rules for the meme:

“Open the book closest to you, not your favorite or most intellectual book, but the book closest to you at the moment, to page 56. Write out the fifth sentence, as well as two to five sentences following there.”

The book closest to me right now is the one I just started reading this morning. I have been waiting (impatiently) for the next in her series to come out in paperback. It’s from Kelley Armstrong, a Canadian paranormal fiction writer. Her books are often stuck in the horror shelves though. The title is Personal Demon and I’m not as far as page #56 so this feels a bit like sneaking a peek ahead. Which I do, upon occasion. Usually cause I hate finding out the long, hard way that a character I like is going to come to a bad end. One thing good about not reading standard romance fiction is that sometimes there are bad ends. It’s unpredictable.

The young man grinned. “I believe I can manage.”

“Just don’t talk her ear off. I want you both back by nine. You’re on floor duty tonight. Oh, introductions. Faith, Jasper. Jasper, Faith.”

What’s Your Muffin?


You Are a Lemon Poppy Seed Muffin


You are smart, sophisticated, and savvy.

You love taking risks, and you are the first to know about new trends.

You are curious about the world and tend to have many interests.

You also are very talented. It sometimes seems like you are good at everything.

You are very social and inclusive. You’ll be friends with anyone.

Even though you’re very cultured, you’re not a snob.

This was on In My Kitchen.


What Your Ideal Wedding Dress Says About You


Your Personal Style:

Classic and elegant. You prefer to make a statement with a few quality pieces.

Your Ideal Wedding:

Traditional and formal, but not tacky. You think the most beautiful weddings are understated.

Your Philosophy on Marriage:

It’s a serious commitment, and the couple entering it should be ready to work for their relationship.

Your Perfect Marriage:

Is calm, stable, deep, and meaningful.


What the House Test Says About You


You are happy with who you are, and you don’t have an inflated sense of self importance. You do your own thing quietly. You don’t take up a lot of space.

You can’t stand community oriented people and annoying “buy local” campaigns. You prefer to live the best life possible, and that doesn’t really involve many other people.

You are a social, friendly, and giving person. You like to bring people together and make them feel happy.

You look attractive, but mostly because your rely on your natural good looks to get by.

You are moved by what’s exotic and unique. You often have the mentality of a traveler, even when you’re not traveling.