March 1st, 2005

Anime-me meme

Grammar meme

Is it wrong to be distracted by the mis-spellings in the cover page and results?

You scored 87% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 93% Advanced, and 72% Expert!

You have an extremly good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels's questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don't use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

Hey! If you liked my test, send the link to your friends. They don't need to be OkCupid members to take it.
The Commonly Confused Words Test
Test statistics:

Compared to users who took the test and are and in your age group:
100% had lower Beginner scores.
100% had lower Intermediate scores.
100% had lower Advanced scores.
100% had lower Expert scores.

With respect to Beginner, users aged 50 to 54 scored highest.
With respect to Intermediate, users aged 50 to 54 scored highest.
With respect to Advanced, users aged 50 to 54 scored highest.
With respect to Expert, users aged 50 to 54 scored highest.
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bundled up, walkabout, snow


Fencing. A lark, I thought. Learn how to handle a blade, have some fun.

The teacher started out by having us jump! And, then cross our legs back and forth. Oh my. This was warm up for the en garde, advance, retreat and lunge positions. By the time we were learning to hold the sword, you could have convinced me my shoulder would, in fact, fall off.

We got to pick buddies for some of the exercises. Critter, of course, was selected by the cutest babe in the class. Drool. I got a youngish fellow who will benefit from the calorie-burning features of the class as much as I will. ;)

My legs are alternately rubbery and frozen solid, but all in all, it was fun.

And the teacher said we only needed to practice the footwork for 5 minutes a day.

I can't wait to stop coughing so I can get back in the pool. :)

But, it did serve to remind me of that exhilarating feeling from exercise that I've been missing while sick. It's an eight week course, and it's definitely going to get me moving.
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    sore sore
Renata reading book, Bookworm

A quick read

Back to Grantville for a short dip. Gotta wait 'til Knight gets back to get any more in the series, though.

11 Grantville Gazette, edited by Eric Flint
10 State of Fear, by Michael Crichton
9 The Dragon Queen: The Tales of Guinevere, by Alice Borchardt
8 Sahara, by Clive Cussler
7 Lost in a Good Book, by Jasper Fforde
6 Cravings, by Laurell K. Hamilton, MaryJanice Davidson, Eileen Wilks and Rebecca York
5 Ring of Fire, edited by Eric Flint
4 Dolly and the Starry Bird, by Dorothy Dunnett
3 Dolly and the Nanny Bird, by Dorothy Dunnett
2 The Eyre Affair: A Thursday Next Novel, by Jasper Fforde
1 Incubus Dreams: An Anita Blake Novel, by Laurel K. Hamilton
Winter, Renata Snowflake

A snowday


Mind you, it certainly wasn't an impressive showing. Barely a light dusting. But, the roads where a little bit slick, just at school bus route time. So they cancelled school in Jessamine County today. The scream from Tigger when he found out that he had to go to school, but Critter didn't was priceless.

Critter accompanied me to chess club today, and helped me work a Mom Miracle™. When we got there, the chess dad was having serious discipline problems. Loud, running boys, implicit threats of self-inflicted violence (on the part of the chess dad ;). I had not trouble getting their attention. Even with my voice gravely, it's easy to get it to carry in that loud, echo-y chamber. I started by assuring them that I'd had enough sleep not to be cranky. But, that I could come down hard if I needed to. :) There were no boards in evidence, and the instructor was delayed. So I got Critter to start up Chess on his laptop, picked two of the four-board players as team captains, and got them playing team chess with Critter operating the board.

Blessed order.

I joked that children instinctively know that mothers are always more dangerous and unpredictable than fathers. And therefore, do as they're told. :)

I actually beat my average this morning at bowling. For whatever reason (quite possibly time of month), 4.5 hours of sleep was enough to have me fully rested. I bowled a 191 in the middle game, and actually managed to score a point for my team. :)

I promised Flar I'd be to bed by 11:30. Nothing like beating a deadline. :)
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