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Something's gotta change here: Transgender folk banned from boarding planes????



I usually post friends-only, but ticklygirl has many more friends that I do, so I'm going public with this one. This will hopefully be her last major surgery. I've helped pick out stones for her crystal grid and promised kimmiebee32 that I would channel healing energies as best I can. I'm taking her to the hospital tomorrow morning at 11:45am. I just want this to go well, she has had a bumpy ride lately.

Assumptions people make.

Ok, I need to update my Yahoo! profile. I got three IM's from women this morning. I'm fairly sure one was legitimate and she seems like a cool chick (cute too! *grin*). One of the others was a definite scam attempt. It really annoyed me since I invested a good hour talking to this girl and feeling things out. It turns out she was just trying to scam me, thinking me a desperate guy having a mid-life crisis. The third, I'm not sure about. She too is supposedly from the UK and gave me her cell number. I'm going to look up the international dialing code to see if it matches. If it turns out to be from somewhere else, then I know that one was BS too. I need to make sure the scammers know that if they tweak this cat's tail, they will get the business end of a saber-tooth tiger.

Jan. 6th, 2008

Ok, since ticklygirl is coming home on Tuesday, I was looking at the weather channel web page. Nothing unusual there -- what was really interesting was the nine FEET of snow they were forcasting from the latest storm out West. FEET!!! Holy shit, it sounds something like what would happen if you had an unholy cross between a hurricane and a nor'easter. DAMN!!!
Well, I crashed last night around 9pm and slept most of the next 12 hours. Feeling much more like my old self now, amazing what a couple of beers and 12 hours of sleep can do. I've got my boarding pass ready and sent Cait's second wire transfer. I'm packed already and just have an hour or so to kill before heading out to the store for more cat food, then off to the airport. The flight leaves at 2pm and is still listed as on-time, so I think this leg of the travel-marathon will work well.

I'm really looking forward to seeing Michelle, I miss her terribly right now and will feel much better when I see her.


You scored as VIII - Strength. Strength is not just physical strength, it also means emotional and spiritual strength. It is the Strength to do what you know is right in the face of opposition. Strength to defy convention and authority. Stength does not have to be used directly. It can be inner strength that supports one in the face of attacks on what they hold dear. The person of Strength remains true to their beliefs. In a Tarot reading, this card can indicate overcoming of obstacles and refusal to be beaten down. If badly aspected this card can indicate loss of faith, failure of Will.


VIII - Strength


II - The High Priestess


XVI: The Tower


XIX: The Sun


XI: Justice


XIII: Death


IV - The Emperor


I - Magician


X - Wheel of Fortune


VI: The Lovers


III - The Empress


0 - The Fool


XV: The Devil


Which Major Arcana Tarot Card Are You?
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Now there is a ballsy cat!!!

Jack, a 15-pound orange-and-white cat, cat sits under a treed black bear in a backyard in West...
Jack the Cat Chases Black Bear Up Tree
Saturday, June 10, 2006 9:03 AM EDT
The Associated Press

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black bear picked the wrong yard for a jaunt, running into a territorial tabby who ran the furry beast up a tree — twice.

Jack, a 15-pound orange and white cat, keeps a close vigil on his property, often chasing small animals, but his owners and neighbors say his latest escapade was surprising.

"We used to joke, 'Jack's on duty,' never knowing he'd go after a bear," owner Donna Dickey told The Star-Ledger of Newark for Friday's editions.

Neighbor Suzanne Giovanetti first spotted Jack's accomplishment after her husband saw a bear climb a tree on the edge of their northern New Jersey property on Sunday. Giovanetti thought Jack was simply looking up at the bear, but soon realized the much larger animal was afraid of the hissing cat.

After about 15 minutes, the bear descended and tried to run away, but Jack chased it up another tree.

Dickey, who feared for her cat, then called Jack home and the bear scurried back to the woods.

"He doesn't want anybody in his yard," Dickey said.

Bear sightings are not unusual in West Milford, which experts consider one of the state's most bear-populated areas.

And I thought Dixon was bad!!!
the Achiver
Test finished!
you chose AZ - your Enneagram type is THREE.

"I need to succeed"

Achivers are energetic, optimistic, self-assured, and goal oriented.

How to Get Along with Me

  • Leave me alone when I am doing my work.
  • Give me honest, but not unduly critical or judgmental, feedback.
  • Help me keep my environment harmonious and peaceful.
  • Don't burden me with negative emotions.
  • Tell me you like being around me.
  • Tell me when you're proud of me or my accomplishments.

What I Like About Being a Three

  • being optimistic, friendly, and upbeat
  • providing well for my family
  • being able to recover quickly from setbacks and to charge ahead to the next challenge
  • staying informed, knowing what's going on
  • being competent and able to get things to work efficiently
  • being able to motivate people

What's Hard About Being a Three

  • having to put up with inefficiency and incompetence
  • the fear on not being -- or of not being seen as -- successful
  • comparing myself to people who do things better
  • struggling to hang on to my success
  • putting on facades in order to impress people
  • always being "on." It's exhausting.

Threes as Children Often

  • work hard to receive appreciation for their accomplishments
  • are well liked by other children and by adults
  • are among the most capable and responsible children in their class or school
  • are active in school government and clubs or are quietly busy working on their own projects

Threes as Parents

  • are consistent, dependable, and loyal
  • struggle between wanting to spend time with their children and wanting to get more work done
  • expect their children to be responsible and organized

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

The Enneagram Made Easy
Discover the 9 Types of People
HarperSanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages

You liked the test? so please RATE it :-)

You are not completely happy with the result?!
You chose AZ

Would you rather have chosen:

  • BZ (FIVE)
  • CZ (ONE)
  • AX (SEVEN)
  • AY (EIGHT)

  • My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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    You scored higher than 81% on ABC

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    You scored higher than 0% on XYZ
    Link: The Quick and Painless ENNEAGRAM Test written by felk on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

    Actually, this fits also: I'm on the fence between the 'Y' and 'Z' selections:

    the Asserter
    you chose AY - your Enneagram type is EIGHT.

    "I must be strong"

    Asserters are direct, self-reliant, self-confident, and protective.

    How to Get Along with Me

    • Stand up for yourself... and me.
    • Be confident, strong, and direct.
    • Don't gossip about me or betray my trust.
    • Be vulnerable and share your feelings. See and acknowledge my tender, vulnerable side.
    • Give me space to be alone.
    • Acknowledge the contributions I make, but don't flatter me.
    • I often speak in an assertive way. Don't automatically assume it's a personal attack.
    • When I scream, curse, and stomp around, try to remember that's just the way I am.

    What I Like About Being a Eight

    • being independent and self-reliant
    • being able to take charge and meet challenges head on
    • being courageous, straightforward, and honest
    • getting all the enjoyment I can out of life
    • supporting, empowering, and protecting those close to me
    • upholding just causes

    What's Hard About Being a Eight

    • overwhelming people with my bluntness; scaring them away when I don't intend to
    • being restless and impatient with others' incompetence
    • sticking my neck out for people and receiving no appreciation for it
    • never forgetting injuries or injustices
    • putting too much pressure on myself
    • getting high blood pressure when people don't obey the rules or when things don't go right

    Eights as Children Often

    • are independent; have an inner strength and a fighting spirit
    • are sometimes loners
    • seize control so they won't be controlled
    • fugure out others' weaknesses
    • attack verbally or physically when provoked
    • take charge in the family because they perceive themselves as the strongest, or grow up in difficult or abusive surroundings

    Eights as Parents

    • are often loyal, caring, involved, and devoted
    • are sometimes overprotective
    • can be demanding, controlling, and rigid

    Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

    The Enneagram Made Easy
    Discover the 9 Types of People
    HarperSanFrancisco, 1994, 161 pages

    You liked the test? so please RATE it :-)

    You are not completely happy with the result?!
    You chose AY

    Would you rather have chosen:

  • BY (FOUR)
  • CY (SIX)
  • AX (SEVEN)
  • AZ (THREE)

  • Link: The Quick and Painless ENNEAGRAM Test written by felk on Ok Cupid

    quiz -- looked interesting.

    Also in my Bio, at least for now.

    Your soul is bound to the Fourth Totem, Solomon:
    The Owl

    Solomon appears as an azure feathered owl. He
    embodies wisdom, judgement, reason, and
    . He is associated with the color
    azure, the season of autumn, and the element of
    water. His downfall is farsightedness.

    You are most compatible with Ravens and Monkeys.

    Which Animal Spirit Totem Are You?
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