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Psych Central Personality Patterns - Pretty Spot On [Jul. 14th, 2011|08:29 am]
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You would rather hang out with others than spend time alone, and you'd far rather be doing something with your friends than just sitting around. You're happy in a crowded room, club, stadium, or auditorium.
You're not a private person who is ill at ease in a group; you don't view excessive socializing as a waste of time.

You're comfortable expressing yourself in words and actions, with no self-censorship. You believe that if someone doesn't like what they see it's not your problem, but theirs. A high score on the "accessible" trait suggests that you have a lot of friends, socialize often, and enjoy rap/hip-hop music.
You don't see the need to keep your thoughts to yourself, or to have a zone of privacy that encompasses only yourself and a small circle of friends and relatives.

You tend to feel at home wherever you find yourself, even in unfamiliar settings, with new people. It takes a lot to rattle you, and when rattled you recover quickly and gracefully.
You are usually not self-conscious or nervous when you're in an unfamiliar environment or with people you don't know.

You are ready to talk at the drop of a hat. Whether you're in the office or at a party, you're likely to be found gabbing away in the middle of a group of people. If you have a high score on the "extroverted" trait, you are probably among those who enjoy communicating with their friends (on the phone, on line, texting…), hanging out, and finding the best parties.
You are not shy or unwilling to spend a fair amount of time socializing. People you meet generally do not feel they have a hard time getting to know you.

You come up with a lot of ideas; if one doesn't work out, there's always another waiting in the wings. You often have interesting solutions to difficult problems. You're practically a one-person brainstorming session.
You are less interested changing the world than in dealing with things as they are. Unlike those who spend all their time trying to solve problems, you prefer to zero in on things that work and stick with them.

You are thoughtful, rational, and comfortable in the world of ideas. People find you interesting to talk to. You're the living embodiment of the saying "You learn something new every day." In general, those with a high score on the "intellectual" trait are employed in such fields as teaching and research, and are enthusiastic about reading, foreign films, and classical music.
You do not avoid abstract conversation, experimenting with new ideas, or studying new things. It bores you to stick to the straight and narrow of what you already know.

You are a people person. You're much more likely to be found in the middle of a crowd than home alone. When there's a good time to be had, you're likely to be having it.
You are not necessarily happier when you're by yourself, and would not choose to be home alone rather than, say, in a crowded club with your friends.

You believe life can be fairly random, and trying to impose a tight little grid on it is a waste of time - your conclusion: relax. Things will work out (or not). No need to get ultra-logical about everything.
You do not believe that everything has a logical explanation or that every problem has a logical solution.

You are constantly coming up with new ideas. For you, the world as it exists is just a jumping-off place; what's going on inside your mind is often more interesting than what's going on outside.
You don't feel that the road to success is to be a realist and stick to the program; you never stop yourself from coming up with new ideas or telling the world what you're thinking about.

You behave in a confident and forceful manner, take charge of the situation, raise your hand in class, stand up for what you think is right, and lead others. Among those who have a high score on the "assertive" trait, many have jobs in which they are valued for their organizational skills as well as their talent for supervising others.
You are not interested in fading into the woodwork, leaving everything to fate, taking more time than necessary to accomplish a task, or avoiding confrontation.
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RIP Mama [Feb. 18th, 2009|03:56 pm]
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Originally uploaded by JayeClaire.

My mom's 18 year old cat died this morning. She had been in failing health for awhile (hyperthyroid, being old) couldn't keep on any weight and her most recent labwork indicated that she was starting to go into renal failure. So my folks did the humane thing. I'll miss this kitty. She was one tough Harlem cat (yes, the cat really did come from Harlem).

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Colbert's Christmas Special [Nov. 24th, 2008|03:55 pm]
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I eagerly anticipated Stephen Colbert's Christmas special. And I watched it.

And I thought it sucked. Completely sucked.

How do you put together a show that involves Colbert, Willie Nelson and Elvis Costello and have it come out sucking???

Even though the Peace Love & Understanding number was fun, the special sucked. Really, it did.

I'll stop now.
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Pimo [Oct. 22nd, 2008|11:30 pm]
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Originally uploaded by JayeClaire.

Lazing in the grass today.

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Introducing Piment (aka "Pimo") [Oct. 14th, 2008|02:29 pm]
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Originally uploaded by JayeClaire.

Here he is, the new baby.

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Good Political Survey [Sep. 21st, 2008|05:13 pm]
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[Current Location |a mi casa]
[Current Mood |soresore]

You are a

Social Liberal
(78% permissive)

and an...

Economic Moderate
(41% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on Ok Cupid
Also : The OkCupid Dating Persona Test
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P1060118.JPG [Sep. 15th, 2008|04:10 pm]
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Originally uploaded by JayeClaire.

Pacific Grove Triathlon. I am way cooler than J Lo.

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Sick [Aug. 9th, 2008|02:05 pm]
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[Current Location |a mi casa]
[Current Mood |aggravatedaggravated]

I've been sick, since Thursday. I don't know what's wrong. I have SEVERE fatigue, horrible body aches and did I mention fatigue? Fever not too bad. I get up and move around a bit and then have to take a nap. I slept 12 hours last night still dont feel better. I'm so frusrtated and sad.
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Today's Giggle [Jul. 2nd, 2008|09:16 am]
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[Current Mood |awakeawake]

more cat pictures
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Robert Mondavi [May. 16th, 2008|01:42 pm]
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[Current Mood |stoked]

RIP Robert Mondavi, died today at his home in Yountville at the age of 94.

Here's just some of the groundbreaking things he died for California wine:

There, he championed the use of cold fermentation, stainless steel tanks and French oak barrels. He introduced blind tastings in Napa Valley. His winery was also among the first to go public.
Always convinced that California wines could compete with the European greats, Mondavi engaged in the first French-American wine venture when he formed a limited partnership with the legendary French vintner Baron Philippe de Rothschild to grow and make the ultra-premium Opus One at Oakville. The venture's first vintage was in 1979.
In the late 1970s, Mondavi's first marriage ended; in his autobiography "Harvests of
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