Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Dating and Life Quality Quizzes

Your dating personality profile:

Liberal - Politics matters to you, and you aren't afraid to share your left-leaning views. You would never be caught voting for a conservative candidate.
Sensual - You are not particularly shy when it comes to your sexuality. You know what you like and do not feel inhibited.
Adventurous - Just sitting around the house is not something that appeals to you. You love to be out trying new things and really experiencing life.
Your date match profile:

Funny - You consider a good sense of humor a major necessity in a date. If his jokes make you laugh, he has won your heart.
Intellectual - You seek out intelligence. Idle chit-chat is not what you are after. You prefer your date who can stimulate your mind.
Adventurous - You are looking for someone who is willing to try new things and experience life to its fullest. You need a companion who encourages you to take risks and do exciting things.
Your Top Ten Traits

1. Liberal
2. Sensual
3. Adventurous
4. Funny
5. Romantic
6. Athletic
7. Intellectual
8. Big-Hearted
9. Practical
10. Wealthy/Ambitious
Your Top Ten Match Traits

1. Funny
2. Intellectual
3. Adventurous
4. Practical
5. Sensual
6. Outgoing
7. Athletic
8. Romantic
9. Wealthy/Ambitious
10. Conservative

Take the Online Dating Profile Quiz at Dating Diversions

Dating StrengthsDating Weaknesses
1. Open-Mindedness - 72.7%
2. Varied Interests - 71.4%
3. Adventurousness - 66.7%
4. Flirtiness - 62.5%
5. Confidence - 61.1%
1. Appearance - 88.9%
2. Financial Issues - 72.7%
3. Lack of Essentials - 58.3%
4. Pessimism - 50%

Dating Strengths Explained
Open-Mindedness - You are open to trying new things and entertaining new ideas, and this widens your pool of available men.
Varied Interests - You don't limit yourself, and that's a dating asset. Your varied interests make you available and interesting to a wider range of men.
Adventurousness - You are willing to try new things and be spontaneous. You want to get out there and really live, and you will attract people with a similar love of life.
Flirtiness - Flirting is a good way to break the ice, and you are a pro at it. Being flirtatious will open up many dating opportunities.
Confidence - You are sure of yourself and confident of your abilities. Displays of confidence go a long way when attracting a date.

Dating Weaknesses Explained
Appearance - Devoting a greater effort at making good first impressions is a must. Try to be fit and develop a style if you want to catch a man's attention.
Financial Issues - Your financial situation is not in good shape, and this does not bode well for you on the dating scene. Try to get on top of your financial difficulties.
Lack of Essentials - Dating is difficult for you because you lack certain key things, which may include private space, a car, money, or a nice wardrobe. Work toward obtaining these essentials!
Pessimism - Too much cynicism can be a turn-off. Try to see the brighter side of things and people will be attracted to your positive outlook.

Take the Dating Strengths and Weaknesses Quiz

This Is My Life, Rated
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Post Vacation Blues

I'm back in Indiana, and missing Texas already :( So, I've been working on pictures of Carla, from our second session - she always cheers me up :)

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Reclining Carla

I am in Austin, Texas, visiting one of my favorite people - the immensely beautiful Carla :) We've been wanting to get together for a photo shoot for years, and I must say the results so far are glorious. Our first session was last night, and we took a total of 224 pictures. Several of the poses are reinterpretations of famous reclining nude paintings that we both liked. Carla is a very versatile model, beautifully comfortable in her own skin.

We are both fans of the art deco era painter Tamara de Lempicka, which shows - many of the images were based on hers.

This was a Modigliani that we both liked...

This was an artist I'd never heard of, Szekessy, but I really like this image (thank you, Google image search!) and will be looking for more images by that person.

And one more, not in the style of any particular image...

And I gotta send love to Jimmy, Carla's fiancee. He's a lucky guy, and a great one! ;) And to Cletus, who helped me be able to buy the Canon Rebel XT all of these are taken with (and I love this camera) as well as make the trip to Texas. You the bomb, darlin. And to Dan and Craig, who helped me get to my plane on time :-*

Monday, April 10, 2006

Memorial for the Sweetest Guy I've Ever Met

Today would have been Trey's 37th birthday. I miss him more than I can say.

For whatever we lose(like a you or a me)
it’s always ourselves we find in the sea
by e. e. cummings

“he was a farm boy – poor
poor and perfect, with eyes
like the sea after a storm”

Funeral Blues

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead.
Put crepe bows round the white necks of public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West.
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last forever; I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood;
For nothing now can ever come to any good.

-W.H. Auden

A Happier Pic, And A New Cartoon

After three people commented on the intensity of the last picture (and not in a good way) I decided to change to something friendlier...

This is me as a South Park character, which took an unreasonable amount of time, but I like the result.

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Wiki - Meme

Found this one at - I love Doug's blog!
Go to Wikipedia ( Type in your birth date (but not year). List three events that happened on your birthday. List two important birthdays and one interesting death. Post this in your journal.

Three events:
1703 - Daniel Defoe is placed in a pillory for the crime of seditious libel after publishing a politically satirical pamphlet, but is pelted with flowers.
1973 - A Delta Air Lines jetliner crashes while landing in fog at Logan Airport, Boston, Massachusetts killing 89
1999 - NASA intentionally crashes the Lunar Prospector spacecraft into the Moon, thus ending its mission to detect frozen water on the moon's surface.
Two important birthdays:
1965 - J. K. Rowling, English novelist, also 1980 - Harry Potter, fictional protagonist of J.K. Rowling's series
1901 - Jean Dubuffet, French painter and sculptor (d. 1985)
And one interesting death:
1944 - Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French pilot and writer (b. 1900)
and I couldn't resist adding:
Holidays and observances:
La Hae Hawai‘i - Hawaiian Flag Day

Sunday, April 02, 2006

A Music Meme & Quiz Links from Darque Vixen

Choose a band/artist and answer ONLY IN SONG TITLES by that band (you pick your own band or artist, don't use the same one as the person who did this before you):

Artist/Band: the Monkees

Are you male or female: She

Describe yourself: Saturday's Child

How do some people feel about you: It's Nice To Be With You

How do you feel about yourself: Daydream Believer

Describe your ex girlfriend/boyfriend: A Man Without A Dream

Describe your current girlfriend/boyfriend: All Alone In The Dark

Describe where you want to be: (I'd Go The) Whole Wide World

Describe what you want to be: Writing Wrongs

Describe how you live: Shades Of Gray

Describe how you love: I'm A Believer

Share a few words of wisdom: Tomorrow's Gonna Be Another Day

After you die...
the Beetlejuice Waiting Room

After death, you will end up in an overcrowded waiting room sitting beside Beetlejuice. You've been given the number 736 076 827 378 919 023, but they are currently serving number 3. Good Luck.

Take this quiz at

You Are 72% Open Minded

You are a very open minded person, but you're also well grounded.

Tolerant and flexible, you appreciate most lifestyles and viewpoints.

But you also know where you stand firm, and you can draw that line.

You're open to considering every possibility - but in the end, you stand true to yourself.

How Open Minded Are You?

You Are a Dreaming Soul

Your vivid emotions and imagination takes you away from this world

So much so that you tend to live in your head most of the time

You have great dreams and ambitions that could be the envy of all...

But for you, following through with your dreams is a bit difficult

You are charming, endearing, and people tend to love you.

Forgiving and tolerant, you see the world through rose colored glasses.

Underneath it all, you have a ton of passion that you hide from others.

Always hopeful, you tend to expect positive outcomes in your life.

Souls you are most compatible with: Newborn Soul, Prophet Soul, and Traveler Soul

Saturday, April 01, 2006