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She Said Yes!

So, on December 23, 2006 I asked, and Meredith said yes! I didn't want to post anything until I could add, that we've set a date: July 28, 2007.

Here's the story for those who'd like to know:

Meredith and I have been dating for two years now. I've been, seriously, trying to get things in order to propose since February or so of '05. In any event, by Thanksgiving I was more or less ready to go. I made an appointment to have dinner with her Dad, and another to have saturday brunch with her mom (using the excuse that I was going shooting with a buddy-ha!).

12 days before the day, I gave her one rose. The next, 2. The following, 3... And you ought to see the pattern by now. And yes, it was inspired by the whole 12 days of Christmas song. My thought was that this would give Meredith a clue as to what was coming, while at the same time building a bit of suspense.

On day twelve, we flew out to CA to have Christmas with my family. As we were leaving at 4 AM, i teased her about packing her dozen roses with my checked luggage. That was a bad idea. Apparently that joke doesn't work at 4 AM. Although, it was funny to watch volunteer to help load the luggage into the trunk when we finally landed in CA--obviously thinking the roses might be hidden back there...

In any event, I had gotten tickets ahead of time for us to check out the newly remodeled Griffith Observatory in LA. We parked at the zoo and took the shuttle up to what is undoubtedly one of the best views in the US--all the way from Pasadena and Azusa to the east, past downtown to Hollywood (including hte infamous sign), Malibu, the Pacific, and Santa Catalina Island. It was on one of the balcony's behind the observatory that I got down on one knee and asked.
And she said yes.

She was totally surprised. As she tells me, she spent all day wondering where the damn roses were, and was to distracted to think that anything else might be coming... Of course, once the shuttle down the mountain got us back to the car, I took out the dozen roses from the trunk that my family had hidden there for me before we left.

Here's a picture of Meredith and I from the next morning. My step-father accidently opened the camera and overexposed the film (sorry).

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Elasticity

You're powers are 80% Mental, 80% Emotional, and 69% Physical!

Probably the most versatile of powers, you have Elasticity! You can stretch parts of your body in all manners of ways. It's a very underestimated power. With this you can fight with amazing power, reach long distances, slip into places too small for most people, and take hits like few can. You're a benefit to anyone's super team, and perfect for nearly any occasion.



If you want someone more submissive, try any of these for sidekicks:
Absorption, you can teach them how deflecting shots back at the opponents works best.
Illusions, your own stretched form might help them understand how to use thier powers to greater effect with less effort.
Super Senses, your multiple talents might teach them to expand their own abilities.



If you want someone your equal, try another Elastic, you'll understand and work off of each other's powers.



If you want someone more dominant, try any of these for mentors:
Laser Eyes, their precision shots will hone your own extended melee skills.
Size Control, their control over size will teach you to do the same with your own powers.
Time Control, their understanding of when tings should occur will help you be in the right place at the right time.



Your nature and all-around skills makes it so there's really no one you should avoid.












My test tracked 3 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 32% on Mental
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You scored higher than 51% on Emotional
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You scored higher than 32% on Physical




Link: The Latent Super Power Test written by Quixotico on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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On Patriotism

Frank Miller: "That Old Piece of Cloth." Yes... that Frank Miller. Interesting "essay."

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IT IS FINISHED!

[Ganked from an email I sent out earlier:]


It is finished! I have now culled, reshelved/reorganized, and catalogued my entire personal library:
http://www.librarything.com/profile.php?view=bohannon

While this was largely done because I needed more shelf space, and for years I've wanted to catalog my collection--it also serves a larger far more practical, and I dare say more noble purpose:

How many times over how many years have how many of y'all said to me at birthdays and holidays, "well, I wanted to get you a book, but I just didn't know if you had it already..." Well fear not! the catalog is websearchable by author, title, and even ISBN! and it even has a handy portal website for your cellphone!! ha ha!!

Here is the mobile website:
http://www.librarything.com/m/

A test site, if you'd like to play with it on your PC:
http://www.librarything.com/mobile-tester.php

Now, its off to bed I go...

David

ps
my username is "bohannon"

pps
this really isn't a plea for more books... as you can see from my "unread" tag, I still have quite a number of books to read. Its more of a "look at this cool, geeky, stupid web toy I found!" It really is a fun site--particularly given their algorithm to compare libraries based on the relatively obscurity of titles. This allows you to find libraries similar to (but never exactly matching) your own library and hence to find titles that you don't have, but may be interested in... its all these extra statistical and sorting toys, er, tools, that make the site fun. Check it out.

ppps
yes, yes it is tempting to go ahead and catalogue those three boxes of books I've decided to donate to the Baltimore Bookthing so that I can break the elusive millenial mark. But no, I will stay satisfied, for now, with a mere 960 volumes...

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This morning, like many mornings, I've been softly whistling (under my breath as it were) as I went about the random chores of habit I go through every day to get the office ready for the day's onslaught. But today, just a few minutes ago, I was completely shocked when I realized that the tune I've been whistling for most of the morning was the theme song to "super mario brothers" on the NES. Now why the heck would I do that? I haven't played the game in ages, and beyond the occasional t-shirt reference, I haven't seen anything substantive on-line to remind me of the game... huh. Weirds me out.

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Current Music: Theme, Super Mario Bros

"Lives interesting to tell must be very distracting to live; lives satisfying to live are boring as hell to read about it." -Eva Brann (from this article).

I so love Eva.

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C is for Cookie

Okay, okay. So I hang out on "transbuddha" a bit to much. But this is hilarious. For all of us raised with the real Cookie Monster, and his dauntless message of "C is for Cookie" the whole message of "Cookies are a sometimes food" is appalling.

Here's a great trailer for a new movie C for Cookie. ...now I really need to see "v for vendetta" (not that I didn't need to see it before).

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Okay, so I know this makes me a geek, but, dude, this is Cool!
Optimus Prime.

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So, I avoided it. I escaped the infection when so many fell...
Then along came the good ol' beeb. You know, the folks you can trust. and what do they do? They passed along the sickness that has infected so many... oi. Now I've got it bad.

Dang "SoDocWho". It was all the tiny pictures of the Doctors, in broadcast chronology order that got to me... Oi. Now I'm off to Web Sudoku.

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Ganked from masterae:

If you have more than 40, you're spoiled.

Do you have:
(1) your own cell phone
( ) a television in your bedroom
( ) an iPod
( ) a photo printer
(*) your own phone line (in my name, but shared with roomies--req'd for dsl)
(2) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(3) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
( ) a surround sound system in bedroom
( ) DVD player in bedroom
( ) at least a hundred DVDs
(4) a childfree bathroom
(5) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
(6) a queen-size bed or larger
(7) a stocked bar
(8) a working dishwasher
( ) an icemaker
(9) a working washer and dryer
( ) more than 20 pairs of shoes
( ) at least ten things from a designer store
( ) expensive sunglasses
( ) framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
( ) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
(*) a multi-speed bike (doesn't work--its so old that the lines are rusted tight)
( ) a gym membership
(10) large exercise equipment at home
(11) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
(12) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
( ) your own pair of skis
(13) enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
(14) a boat/kayak/canoe/etc.
( ) a jet ski
( ) a neighborhood committee membership
( ) a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
( ) wealthy family members
( ) two or more family cars
(15) a walk-in closet or pantry
(16) a yard
(17) a hammock
(18) a personal trainer
( ) good credit
( ) expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
( ) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
( ) more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)
( ) a stock portfolio
(19) a passport
( ) a horse
( ) a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
( ) private medical insurance
( ) a college degree, and no outstanding student loans

Do you:
( ) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week
( ) do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
( ) pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning)
( ) go on weekend mini-vacations
( ) send dinners back with every flaw
( ) wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
( ) regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
( ) have a job but don't need the money OR
( ) stay at home with little financial sacrifice
( ) pay someone else to cook your meals
( ) pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs
( ) regularly pay someone else to drive you
( ) expect a gift after you fight with your partner
(20) eat out more than eat at home


Are you:
( ) an only child
( ) married/partnered to a wealthy person
( ) baffled/surprised when you don't get your way

Have you:
( ) been on a cruise
(21) traveled out of the country
(22) met a celebrity
( ) been to the Caribbean
(23) been to Europe
( ) been to Hawaii
(24) been to New York
(25) eaten at the space needle in Seattle
( ) been to the Mall of America
( ) been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
(26) been in the Forums of Rome
(27) been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
(28) moved more than three times because you wanted to
(29) dined with local political figures
(30) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
( ) go to another country for your honeymoon
( ) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
(31) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
(32) attend/ed private school
( ) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you


This gives me 32, plus two astericks... Hmnn... I obviously need to work harder.

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