amanda_lodden: (so long and thanks for all the fish)
On Wednesday, our cleaning ladies were supposed to come and clean for our NYE party. However, CJ getting sick threw a wrinkle into that-- one of their daughters is going through radiation and has a weakened immune system, so she can't be exposed to illness, which makes her mother wary of being exposed herself. So instead, I did a three-day cleaning montage. I am tremendously proud of myself, because I resisted the urge to panic-clean. I grew up with multiple generations of packrats who either didn't know how to clean or just weren't very good at it. When I was a kid, my mom hosted Christmas Eve for her family specifically because that way the house would get cleaned once a year, and that cleaning was all about hiding the clutter, not fixing it. So when I suddenly had to do it for myself instead of having someone else do it... I took a deep breath, ignored all of my upbringing, and spent two days actually dealing with things that were in the wrong place. Even things that didn't quite make it all the way to where they belonged had decisions made about them, and they were carted off to the correct room. The house isn't a utopia of perfectly put-away items with no hint of clutter, but it's much better than it was. I'm also exceptionally pleased with myself because despite having a hard deadline that I had no chance of meeting to my satisfaction (there is ALWAYS something else I wish I had gotten cleaned up better), I still remembered to pace myself and take breaks, and managed to not make my back worse.

We shunted the kids off to the first-floor bedroom (with Chris and Marina's prior permission), to keep the hallway from becoming a treacherous caltrop-filled walk like usual. Later in the evening, T ended up in their keeping an eye on his son, and I wandered in to talk because I hadn't seen T in several years. B and K joined us, and I ended up sitting in there chatting for more than an hour. This is massive progress-- my Grandma died in there 13 years ago, I found the body, and I've had serious issues with being in the room ever since. Usually, by the 5-minute mark I'm antsy and I Have To Go Now No Really I Mean Right Now Bye. The hour+ that I spent there last night is more time than I'd spent in the previous decade combined.

The party itself was lovely. I got to see old friends I don't see enough of, old friends I see frequently but enjoy their company anyway, new friends who I'm just getting to know, and T2. T2 went to college with several of my friends, but was gone before I started. Since so many of our circles intersect, a number of my friends are absolutely convinced that I know T2 well and talk to me about him as though I do. In fact, I've met T2 twice: once at a Christmas party several years ago (to which we arrived late and he left early), and once last night. It's nice to be able to put a face to the name, and he seems like a perfectly pleasant guy (no surprise; my friends have good taste in people) who I would like to get to know better. Also, that phrasing is completely accurate yet completely creepy. I tried to find better words but none are quite as correct, so I would like to stress that I just mean friendship.

A small group of folks stayed later than 12:30am, and there was much chatting. It was quite enjoyable, but it went until 5:30am before the last guest left. I glanced at the kitchen, did a quick pass-through cleanup to get one load of dishes started before bed, and then decided that I would be much happier if I dealt with more-- that way, nothing I cared about would get broken by curious kitties, and nothing would develop a huge stink by morning. (Or afternoon, since by then it was pretty solidly morning.) I largely limited myself to things that would be worse if I waited, but "worse" is a nebulous term. By the time I finished up all the "will be worse" things I had some adrenaline going, and ended up staying up at the computer until 7:30am. That's probably not the BEST thing I could have done to kick off the new year, but I choose to look at it as breaking my own record. I can live with a year of boundary stretching much better than a year of screwed-up sleep cycles.
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* A Witch In Time by Madeline Alt

I don't remember why I grabbed this book-- it might have been a "I'm on vacation and didn't bring enough books with me" purchase, though I don't think I've had any of those since I got the Kindle. I do know that I read it on a plane, so it's still possible that I grabbed it because I had no other choices with me. Once again, I've picked up a book that's in the middle of a series I haven't read any other books in, so once again I spent an entire book feeling like I was missing something. The story is alright, but some of the attempts at adding suspense are a little heavy-handed. Also, I can't shake the feeling that the super-hot boyfriend who is far too perfect will end up being a traitor at some point in a future book. Even with that feeling that there's a multi-book arc, though... I don't feel inclined to track down other books in the series.

* Eater of Souls by Lynda S. Robinson

Possibly the best in the series (disclaimer: I'm reading these wildly out of order, and have not read the second book in the series yet), but a little disconcerting, because a goodly portion of the book is shown from the killer's point of view... and the killer is an Egyptian god, one who in mythology doesn't actually kill. (Spoiler: the killer is mentally unstable and fully believes themselves to be the god in question.) It's well enough written that partway through the book, the idea that the killer's POV might not be a god but instead a very broken human starts to wiggle into your head, and it still remains interesting rather than "seriously, you're really going to go there?"

* Pale Demon by Kim Harrison

I've known for a few books now that this series is "about" morality. This book makes it crystal clear that Harrison intended it that way from the start. I *love* things like that, especially when they're done subtly (and if you read the series from the beginning, you are generally supportive of Rachel's "evil" choices, which are always done with good intent). I know that A has stopped reading the series because she feels they are too dark and Rachel can't ever catch a break, but the last couple of books have shown a tendency towards "and *that's* what she had to go through to get to this point, and *this* is what she's going to have to go through to get to a better place" and have gotten considerably lighter without actually changing in tone. Also? Rachel caught a rather surprising break at the end, one I didn't see coming.

* John Dies at the End by David Wong

This is billed as a horror, and I had some qualms about getting it because I don't like horror. But I absolutely love David Wong, so I got it anyway, and I'm very glad that I did. There are elements of horror to it, but Wong makes it pretty clear that the true horror he intended is the psychological aspects, and the gory bits are cheesy enough to not be troublesome. I don't mind psychological horror as much, and Wong's sense of humor keeps it from being a downer.

* You Might Be A Zombie and Other Bad News by Cracked.com Editors

This is basically "cracked.com in a book." There are 40 Cracked-style lists ("X reason why Y"), of which 22 or so are on the website, and the remaining 18 were written specifically for the book. To be honest, I couldn't tell you which were which, because when I estimated the new-vs-old ratio, I thought it was more like 5:35. (Disclaimer: I actually read this book about 8 months ago, and just forgot to post about it, so my memory may not be 100% accurate.) The book is just as fun as the website, and even with the feeling that I've read all of those articles before, I'm still happy to purchase the book as a way of supporting a site that routinely entertains me.
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Yesterday, all of the T1s to our office were down. The problem was in the one thing we can't possibly make redundant-- one of AT&T's remote terminals lost power, and it happens to be the RT that every piece of copper in our area runs through.

It could have been worse. We moved the phones over to the house, and told Kevin and Shane2 to come to our house instead (everyone else is either working from home or off for the day). Other than mail, web hosting, and cheap colocation customers, no one outside of the office was affected. There was lunching and a movie. AT&T hauled in a generator for the RT, and everything came back up.

Still, it's annoying. Payroll had to be run yesterday, and that requires an active internet connection. John ended up bringing my computer back from the office so that I could hook it up here and transmit the payroll data.

This morning, the same problem is occurring. I can only hope that the generator was taken out of the circuit so that DTE could repair the power properly, but in the meantime, it's been down for at least 90 minutes.

All of this means that I'm in limbo on what to do today or where to be. I have a list of things that I need to get done before the end of the year (or at least, that need to be dated before the end of the year, and that I'd prefer to actually get done by then). All of them involve things that are on the office network and need to be sent out to not-the-office-network. I'd like to purchase business cards and T-shirts/jackets with our logo on them, but the logo is on the office fileserver, and would need to be uploaded to a website or emailed to a customer service rep. I could email the breakdown of our income to the accountant who prepares the FCC form for us every quarter, but it's the same problem-- the data is on the billing server in the office, and needs to be emailed off-network. I could track down numbers in our unbillable database and get them put on the right account so that invoicing can proceed next week, but that requires access to both the billing server (in the office) and the main switch (outside the office). I don't want to go into the office only to sit around twiddling my thumbs when there's other things I could be doing here at home, but if the network will be back up shortly, I really need to get things done at the office.

No ETA on the T1s coming back up = no clue on where I should be.
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Yesterday, all of the T1s to our office were down. The problem was in the one thing we can't possibly make redundant-- one of AT&T's remote terminals lost power, and it happens to be the RT that every piece of copper in our area runs through.

It could have been worse. We moved the phones over to the house, and told Kevin and Shane2 to come to our house instead (everyone else is either working from home or off for the day). Other than mail, web hosting, and cheap colocation customers, no one outside of the office was affected. There was lunching and a movie. AT&T hauled in a generator for the RT, and everything came back up.

Still, it's annoying. Payroll had to be run yesterday, and that requires an active internet connection. John ended up bringing my computer back from the office so that I could hook it up here and transmit the payroll data.

This morning, the same problem is occurring. I can only hope that the generator was taken out of the circuit so that DTE could repair the power properly, but in the meantime, it's been down for at least 90 minutes.

All of this means that I'm in limbo on what to do today or where to be. I have a list of things that I need to get done before the end of the year (or at least, that need to be dated before the end of the year, and that I'd prefer to actually get done by then). All of them involve things that are on the office network and need to be sent out to not-the-office-network. I'd like to purchase business cards and T-shirts/jackets with our logo on them, but the logo is on the office fileserver, and would need to be uploaded to a website or emailed to a customer service rep. I could email the breakdown of our income to the accountant who prepares the FCC form for us every quarter, but it's the same problem-- the data is on the billing server in the office, and needs to be emailed off-network. I could track down numbers in our unbillable database and get them put on the right account so that invoicing can proceed next week, but that requires access to both the billing server (in the office) and the main switch (outside the office). I don't want to go into the office only to sit around twiddling my thumbs when there's other things I could be doing here at home, but if the network will be back up shortly, I really need to get things done at the office.

No ETA on the T1s coming back up = no clue on where I should be.

Pork Loin

Dec. 22nd, 2008 08:31 am
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A note to Tom, who posted a recipe: You're doing it the hard way.

Get a dutch oven (which is just a big cast iron pot with a lid. Mine cost me $35 brand new with a ceramic coating to keep me from having to season it all the damned time.) Put everything in it. Oh, okay, you can season the meat first if you'd like. Heat it on a burner for, eh, call it an hour. Check on it when you feel like it. It's done sometime after the meat is cooked all the way through; you can dig out the meat thermometer if you'd like, or you can just cut into the meat, because the dutch oven won't dry out the cut if you check it too early. The only way you can really screw it up is if you let the liquid boil off entirely, and to do that you'd have to leave the lid off. Don't leave the lid off.

The other nice thing about the dutch oven is that since you're cooking with a lot of water/steam, you can use the cheaper cut of meat (pork loin instead of port tenderloin, in this case) and still get something that will fall apart when a fork touches it (that takes more like two hours, though).

Pork Loin

Dec. 22nd, 2008 08:31 am
amanda_lodden: (Default)
A note to Tom, who posted a recipe: You're doing it the hard way.

Get a dutch oven (which is just a big cast iron pot with a lid. Mine cost me $35 brand new with a ceramic coating to keep me from having to season it all the damned time.) Put everything in it. Oh, okay, you can season the meat first if you'd like. Heat it on a burner for, eh, call it an hour. Check on it when you feel like it. It's done sometime after the meat is cooked all the way through; you can dig out the meat thermometer if you'd like, or you can just cut into the meat, because the dutch oven won't dry out the cut if you check it too early. The only way you can really screw it up is if you let the liquid boil off entirely, and to do that you'd have to leave the lid off. Don't leave the lid off.

The other nice thing about the dutch oven is that since you're cooking with a lot of water/steam, you can use the cheaper cut of meat (pork loin instead of port tenderloin, in this case) and still get something that will fall apart when a fork touches it (that takes more like two hours, though).
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There's been a trend I've been noticing lately, in which people tell a story in which they conveniently leave off parts. It's easy to do, cutting out that bit there that makes you look bad. It's seductive, too-- once you start telling it that way, the whole story seems BETTER somehow. So you keep telling it.

The problem is, there's always another side to the story, one that involves someone else. And making it sound better to you usually makes it sound worse for them. So, to keep everyone honest, here's the bits that I've seen edited out recently. In the interest of fairness, I'll start with my own stories:

Right after Mom died, I tended to play up Jim's question about how I'd feel about them coming back after dropping me off at home as the "reason" why I didn't come home. In truth, I made a judgment call, and it was wrong. I had presided over three other "impending deaths" with Mom, and I was certain that this was another "near death" that she would recover from. When it became obvious that it was more serious, I didn't think I'd make it there in time. I might have. When she finally died, I felt guilty about not being there. It was hard to accept that I wasn't there because of the choices I made, so I blamed Jim. Of course, I know perfectly well that Jim would have come back with me, would have moved heaven and earth to get me where I declared I needed to be. Hopefully, Jim also realizes that if I had been determined, he couldn't have stopped me even if he'd wanted to.

On a similar note, I was also furious with my father for a while, because while I wasn't there when Mom died, he was-- it seems that he brings a car up to the Dream Cruise every year, and he happened to be 5 miles away from Mom when she died, while I was two states away. In truth, I don't really give a damn about where my father. I'm vaguely miffed that he comes up every year and doesn't bother to make any attempt to see me, not even "Hey, do you want to have lunch with me?" but mostly it's just an indication that I can stop making sure I leave that door open (I've been trying to make it a point to send a birthday card or a holiday card or something, to make it clear that if he's inclined to try to contact me, I wouldn't slam the door in his face). Past that, I pretty much feel that it's his loss. But for a while, it was easier to be angry with him for being nearby without attempting to get in contact than it was to be angry with myself for NOT being nearby at all.

On to the ones that aren't about me!

One of my friends posted an journal entry (no, there's no link, you either know about it or you don't need to) about the final fallout with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child. In it, he uses the phrase "we found out she was pregnant. She broke up with me?!?! Then told me to get out of her life for ever". Well, except for the bit in between the finding out and the breaking up, in which he demanded she have an abortion and treated her like crap when she refused. (Don't get me wrong, I firmly believe that a mother who keeps a child when the father doesn't want it has no right to demand child support-- but she does have the right to decide to have the baby, and once she has the baby she has the right to decide whether to give it up for adoption or raise it. And a father who demands that the mother get rid of the child has no right to see the child afterward. Either you accept the child, or you don't. There's no half-way.)

Also, the contractor who lives in my house and I got into a spat today, because I recommended him to two sets of friends for work on their houses, and he's been absolutely terrible about follow-through. I made excuses to one of the couples because the other's couple's home project was so extensive and "took up so much of his time." And then I discovered just how much he hadn't done on the extensive project. When I called him on it, among other things he blamed me for pulling him off the project for three and a half days to install a furnace, and that moreover he had given me a "fantastic deal" on the furnace. Except that the furnace in question was purchased in August and sat in my barn for 4 months, and the only reason it took three and a half days to install it was because they'd fucked up when they put the ducting in months before by not labeling the ducts-- so they spent the first day figuring out what went where. The furnace is still only half-finished, because the air conditioning isn't finished, and it's not installed the way I said I wanted it when the ducts went in, because each room was supposed to be its own zone with its own thermostat-- so there's one thermostat in the hallway, and I still have to use electric heaters in two of the three rooms that we use (the fourth room is not in use, but is also really bloody cold and would require a heater if we used it). The idea that the problem was the furnace rather than his ability to prioritize and plan is complete bullshit, because if he could prioritize and plan, my furnace would have been put in before it got cold, and the couple who moved into their new house today would have kitchen counters and a sink.
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There's been a trend I've been noticing lately, in which people tell a story in which they conveniently leave off parts. It's easy to do, cutting out that bit there that makes you look bad. It's seductive, too-- once you start telling it that way, the whole story seems BETTER somehow. So you keep telling it.

The problem is, there's always another side to the story, one that involves someone else. And making it sound better to you usually makes it sound worse for them. So, to keep everyone honest, here's the bits that I've seen edited out recently. In the interest of fairness, I'll start with my own stories:

Right after Mom died, I tended to play up Jim's question about how I'd feel about them coming back after dropping me off at home as the "reason" why I didn't come home. In truth, I made a judgment call, and it was wrong. I had presided over three other "impending deaths" with Mom, and I was certain that this was another "near death" that she would recover from. When it became obvious that it was more serious, I didn't think I'd make it there in time. I might have. When she finally died, I felt guilty about not being there. It was hard to accept that I wasn't there because of the choices I made, so I blamed Jim. Of course, I know perfectly well that Jim would have come back with me, would have moved heaven and earth to get me where I declared I needed to be. Hopefully, Jim also realizes that if I had been determined, he couldn't have stopped me even if he'd wanted to.

On a similar note, I was also furious with my father for a while, because while I wasn't there when Mom died, he was-- it seems that he brings a car up to the Dream Cruise every year, and he happened to be 5 miles away from Mom when she died, while I was two states away. In truth, I don't really give a damn about where my father. I'm vaguely miffed that he comes up every year and doesn't bother to make any attempt to see me, not even "Hey, do you want to have lunch with me?" but mostly it's just an indication that I can stop making sure I leave that door open (I've been trying to make it a point to send a birthday card or a holiday card or something, to make it clear that if he's inclined to try to contact me, I wouldn't slam the door in his face). Past that, I pretty much feel that it's his loss. But for a while, it was easier to be angry with him for being nearby without attempting to get in contact than it was to be angry with myself for NOT being nearby at all.

On to the ones that aren't about me!

One of my friends posted an journal entry (no, there's no link, you either know about it or you don't need to) about the final fallout with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child. In it, he uses the phrase "we found out she was pregnant. She broke up with me?!?! Then told me to get out of her life for ever". Well, except for the bit in between the finding out and the breaking up, in which he demanded she have an abortion and treated her like crap when she refused. (Don't get me wrong, I firmly believe that a mother who keeps a child when the father doesn't want it has no right to demand child support-- but she does have the right to decide to have the baby, and once she has the baby she has the right to decide whether to give it up for adoption or raise it. And a father who demands that the mother get rid of the child has no right to see the child afterward. Either you accept the child, or you don't. There's no half-way.)

Also, the contractor who lives in my house and I got into a spat today, because I recommended him to two sets of friends for work on their houses, and he's been absolutely terrible about follow-through. I made excuses to one of the couples because the other's couple's home project was so extensive and "took up so much of his time." And then I discovered just how much he hadn't done on the extensive project. When I called him on it, among other things he blamed me for pulling him off the project for three and a half days to install a furnace, and that moreover he had given me a "fantastic deal" on the furnace. Except that the furnace in question was purchased in August and sat in my barn for 4 months, and the only reason it took three and a half days to install it was because they'd fucked up when they put the ducting in months before by not labeling the ducts-- so they spent the first day figuring out what went where. The furnace is still only half-finished, because the air conditioning isn't finished, and it's not installed the way I said I wanted it when the ducts went in, because each room was supposed to be its own zone with its own thermostat-- so there's one thermostat in the hallway, and I still have to use electric heaters in two of the three rooms that we use (the fourth room is not in use, but is also really bloody cold and would require a heater if we used it). The idea that the problem was the furnace rather than his ability to prioritize and plan is complete bullshit, because if he could prioritize and plan, my furnace would have been put in before it got cold, and the couple who moved into their new house today would have kitchen counters and a sink.
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Based on the number of people who have asked me recently "So, how are your eyes?", it's time for an update on my Lasik surgery last month.

My eyes are fantastic. I can see better than I ever could with glasses (why hello there, peripheral vision, I've missed you!). Once in a while they get a little dry, but it's nothing that a bottle of Visine can't handle. My only regret is that I waited so long-- I should have done it YEARS ago, but the idea of someone cutting off bits of my eyeball squicked me out too much.
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"I am creating systems to fix ongoing problems to make life easier in the long run. Every problem I encounter now is an opportunity to make it better so I can spend more time on the beach with a drink in one hand and a book in the other."

Of course, before I can get to the 'beach, drink and book' part, I have to fix all the damned problems. And believe me, they look an awful lot more like problems than they do opportunities.

It's getting better, little by little. As long as I keep reminding myself of that, I'll be fine. (If I stop reminding myself of that, I'll go on a murderous rampage.)
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"I am creating systems to fix ongoing problems to make life easier in the long run. Every problem I encounter now is an opportunity to make it better so I can spend more time on the beach with a drink in one hand and a book in the other."

Of course, before I can get to the 'beach, drink and book' part, I have to fix all the damned problems. And believe me, they look an awful lot more like problems than they do opportunities.

It's getting better, little by little. As long as I keep reminding myself of that, I'll be fine. (If I stop reminding myself of that, I'll go on a murderous rampage.)

*snicker*

Dec. 16th, 2008 09:52 am
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I have plans with my college-freshman niece today. When I called to find out what time I should head over, her mother told me not to rush, since Lisa-Lynn had finally crawled into the house last night at 7:30 this morning.

Ah yes. I remember college.

Of course, I ALSO remember promising my roommate that we'd go Christmas shopping up at the outlet mall 90 minutes away, and then forgetting and scheduling myself to work a double shift the night before, so that I worked from 7pm until 7am the morning of the trip. Nicole had no sympathy for me, and her only concession was to let me sleep until noon before dragging me out of bed and holding me to my promise. She made me drive, too.

So I told my sister-in-law that I'd be there around 12:30 or 1:00. If Lisa-Lynn isn't out of bed, that just means that she won't get to shower before I drag her off for our plans. I'm sure it won't be the first time in her college career that she's had to skip a shower or breakfast or something in order to make it to where she's supposed to be. I *know* it won't be the last time.

I remember college well.
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Two years ago, we shut down one of our telecommunication carriers, for various complicated reasons.

For two years, I have been trying to convince the various agencies that bill telecommunications carriers that really, that company doesn't owe them any money, because the bills are based on the idea that we have customers and income and other such things. It has been an exercise in applying my head to the top of my desk repeatedly, with substantial force.

About a month ago, one wonderful, lovely, absolutely fantastic angel replied to my letter saying that really, we don't owe anything because we don't exist with a note saying that she was very sorry, but they get their information from Agency XYZ, and I really should contact that Agency and get them to deactivate the company in their systems. So, I did. And I used her phrasing.

In the pile o' paper that stacked up while I was gone are several more invoices for that company. However, all but one of them have a bunch of credits listed on them, and are no longer demanding money out of me. (In fact, two of them have small credit balances, meaning that I didn't owe them the last payment I made either.)

Yay!
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Two years ago, we shut down one of our telecommunication carriers, for various complicated reasons.

For two years, I have been trying to convince the various agencies that bill telecommunications carriers that really, that company doesn't owe them any money, because the bills are based on the idea that we have customers and income and other such things. It has been an exercise in applying my head to the top of my desk repeatedly, with substantial force.

About a month ago, one wonderful, lovely, absolutely fantastic angel replied to my letter saying that really, we don't owe anything because we don't exist with a note saying that she was very sorry, but they get their information from Agency XYZ, and I really should contact that Agency and get them to deactivate the company in their systems. So, I did. And I used her phrasing.

In the pile o' paper that stacked up while I was gone are several more invoices for that company. However, all but one of them have a bunch of credits listed on them, and are no longer demanding money out of me. (In fact, two of them have small credit balances, meaning that I didn't owe them the last payment I made either.)

Yay!

Feh

Dec. 11th, 2008 12:36 pm
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I've been back home for less than 24 hours, and already I feel weighed down and depressed. Much of that stems from the number of responsibilities that climbed back onto my shoulder as soon as I got home, and wouldn't be helped by a permanent location change.

This. Will. Not. Do.

As tempting as it is (and has been in the past) to run away from it all, that's not my style. Instead, I'm casting a critical eye around at things that need to be fixed, dealt with, delegated permanently, automated, or some combination thereof.

Something tells me that I'm going to have a very long winter.

Feh

Dec. 11th, 2008 12:36 pm
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I've been back home for less than 24 hours, and already I feel weighed down and depressed. Much of that stems from the number of responsibilities that climbed back onto my shoulder as soon as I got home, and wouldn't be helped by a permanent location change.

This. Will. Not. Do.

As tempting as it is (and has been in the past) to run away from it all, that's not my style. Instead, I'm casting a critical eye around at things that need to be fixed, dealt with, delegated permanently, automated, or some combination thereof.

Something tells me that I'm going to have a very long winter.
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Baaaaaa... er, I mean, sure, why not try the quiz du jour?

http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Quizzes/BeliefOMatic.aspx


1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (98%)
3. Liberal Quakers (88%)
4. Neo-Pagan (85%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (76%)
6. New Age (74%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (73%)
8. Nontheist (72%)
9. Reform Judaism (63%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (59%)
11. Taoism (58%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (57%)
13. Scientology (56%)
14. New Thought (51%)
15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (45%)
16. Jainism (44%)
17. Baha'i Faith (44%)
18. Sikhism (39%)
19. Orthodox Judaism (35%)
20. Islam (32%)
21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (32%)
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (31%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (28%)
24. Hinduism (26%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (17%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (17%)
27. Roman Catholic (17%)

I raised my eyebrow once or twice about where some of them came up (Quakers?), but since it was a multiple-choice quiz without the ability to specify the "why" aspect, it's not surprising-- I share their opinions, just not the reasons for those opinions.
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Baaaaaa... er, I mean, sure, why not try the quiz du jour?

http://www.beliefnet.com/Entertainment/Quizzes/BeliefOMatic.aspx


1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (98%)
3. Liberal Quakers (88%)
4. Neo-Pagan (85%)
5. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (76%)
6. New Age (74%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (73%)
8. Nontheist (72%)
9. Reform Judaism (63%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (59%)
11. Taoism (58%)
12. Orthodox Quaker (57%)
13. Scientology (56%)
14. New Thought (51%)
15. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (45%)
16. Jainism (44%)
17. Baha'i Faith (44%)
18. Sikhism (39%)
19. Orthodox Judaism (35%)
20. Islam (32%)
21. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (32%)
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (31%)
23. Seventh Day Adventist (28%)
24. Hinduism (26%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (17%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (17%)
27. Roman Catholic (17%)

I raised my eyebrow once or twice about where some of them came up (Quakers?), but since it was a multiple-choice quiz without the ability to specify the "why" aspect, it's not surprising-- I share their opinions, just not the reasons for those opinions.

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