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But here is Alexander Stephen Clark Anthony, born 14th November 2007 at 10am, weighing 10lb and 62cm long. You can see how he's changed over the last few weeks! He's a bright boy - even the professionals are saying he's advanced; but we could do without the teething at 5 1/2 weeks thing...

1st Week

Alex in carrycot - 1st week

Alex in crib

Alex on bean bag
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You Are Blitzen

Always in good spirits, you're the reindeer who loves to party down with Santa.

Why You're Naughty: You're always blitzed on Christmas Eve, while flying!

Why You're Nice: You mix up a mean eggnog martini.
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My LiveJournal Trick-or-Treat Haul
themouseketeer goes trick-or-treating, dressed up as Bumpkin.
eponin10 tricks you! You get a dead frog.
gryphonrhi gives you 18 red-orange coffee-flavoured pieces of bubblegum.
irishkate gives you 4 light yellow vanilla-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
jcbdragon gives you 17 light blue cherry-flavoured wafers.
mzlizzy gives you 1 dark green raspberry-flavoured gumdrops.
obsidianwand tricks you! You lose 4 pieces of candy!
tarshaan gives you 1 light blue root beer-flavoured gummy worms.
thefellow gives you 12 mottled green apple-flavoured gummy worms.
thenaughtyfaery gives you 10 light yellow lemon-flavoured pieces of chewing gum.
wingedphaeton gives you 18 softly glowing cinnamon-flavoured nuggets.
themouseketeer ends up with 77 pieces of candy, and a dead frog.
Go trick-or-treating! Username:
Another fun meme brought to you by rfreebern.
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This is getting not only annoying and irritating, but also increasingly a problem.
We are having major internet access problems - as in I get about half an hour *per day* of access before it dies. Completely. And I'm supposed to be working from home. With email access etc. And I struggle not being able to keep up with friends.

It's been going on for about a week and I am starting to go spare. NEED to get it sorted, especially before mat leave starts or I'll feel so isolated.

Anyway, if anyone feels left out, that's why!!

Hoping to get it sorted soon...

Quotes

Sep. 2nd, 2007 05:00 pm
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Gakked from GryphonRhi and Dragon

Ten references you expect your nearest and dearest to get:

1. "What to you want me to do? Kill him again?"

2. "Face it girls; I'm older and I have more insurance."

3. "May the forks be with you."

4. "To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness."

5. "My own brother's a freakin' vampire."

6. Admittedly he was listening to a Best of Queen tape, but no conclusions should be drawn from this because all tapes left in a car for more than about a fortnight metamorphose into Best of Queen albums.

7. "Also, I can kill you with my brain."

8. "I only came here to build a bridge."

9. "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off."

10. There would be one long staircase just going up. And one even longer coming down. And one more leading nowhere just for show.


OK, so some *may* be a little more obscure; but how many can you get?
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I have been instructed to tell what we already have so that *certain* people can get stuff and we don't end up with 6 changing tables and no nappies (in their words) There is no tradition of baby showers in the UK and it all seems a bit mercenary, but as I *always* do what I'm told (quiet there in the back!)

And I'm also interested in what people think of the list. It's been colllated from various sources and, as I have *NO* experience of babies, I'm not 100% sure which bits are *actually* necessary and which bits are just put their by the purveyors of baby goods! Bear in mind that we have accumulated a lot of this stuff and not always actually had to PAY for it. Hence we have a couple of odd things that we wouldn't have thought actually essential - like a 'bath box.'

So, by category: Read more... )
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As I put in the 'In Deepest Sympathy' card.

"Richard was a fine man and will be greatly missed by many people. During my time at Cranfield he was always encouraging and supportive. He was very perceptive and had a way of seeing what others missed and coming up with positive and helpful ideas, that I still put into practice today.

He had excellent business ideas and did a fantastic job as FMM director. My husband, an MD, always said he had 'the utmost respect' for Richard (high praise indeed) and enjoyed numerous long conversations with him.

Richard was also very kind and wanted to do the right thing by people. He sometimes had to make tough decisions and was always concerned about their impact on the people involved. In one instance I know well, the person involved is devasted by Richard's death - again demonstrating his ability inspire respect and loyalty even through difficult situations.

As I said, he was a very fine man and will be sorely missed. You are all in my thoughts and prayers."

His funeral was on Friday. At his request, Elvis was played. Elvis has finally left the building. Alan passed on a thought that *he'd* found a consolation - Richard his exercised his right to choose. Alan said he was always encouraging people to do just that; and at least this was Richard's choice.

Hard for the people he'd left behind. Apparently he missed his girlfriend just too much after she died last year. Richard, I hope you have now found peace.

And to all my friends, make that call you have been putting off, write that letter. I am glad I spoke to Richard a few weeks ago and told him I was expecting. I just wish I'd followed the call up as I'd meant to. It may not have made any difference at all, but it is something I'd *meant* to do, and now I don't have the opportunity. But I am SO glad I'd made that first call. He was a very fine man.
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I want to know things about you. I don't care if we've never talked, I'm curious about who's on my list and who has me on theirs. What kind of people share this virtual space with me, hm?
Read more... )
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Your Score: Nemesis


0% Extroversion, 100% Intuition, 83% Emotiveness, 47% Perceptiveness



You are a normally quiet person with very strong convictions and a marked activist streak. You have a clearly defined sense of right and wrong, and you like seeing people punished for their transgressions. You are Nemesis, goddess of punishment. You are a champion for the defenseless, you love poetic justice and, if karmic retribution doesn't have its say, then you'll have yours. You are astute, rarely fooled, and idealistic.

Your defining characteristic is your internal and inflexible system of morals. Because of your highly intuitive nature, you possess the theoretical nature required to define those morals, but you sometimes lack the ability to verbalize and expound on them, especially on the more nuanced parts of your worldview. Regardless, you have strong instincts which often prove to be correct, and rather than preaching, you act on them. You don't compromise -- ever.

You can sometimes be a person of great internal stress. You don't have double standards, and so you expect the same of yourself as you expect of others. You might find, sometimes, that you have just as hard of a time in living up to those expectations as the people around you. As a result, you are rarely at peace with yourself, but you're also likely to think of this in a positive light -- you're always forcing yourself to improve, and you avoid making mistakes.

You tend to be a private person, and don't like to talk much about those staunch morals of yours until, that is, they become violated. Once that happens, everyone is going to know exactly where you stand. You have a distaste of nihilism and intellectual relativism that will make you naturally compatible with scientists and certain kinds of philosophers, even if they don't share your activist streak.

Famous People like you: Goethe, Voltaire, Susan B. Anthony, Robert Burns
Similar Personality Types: Prometheus, The Oracle, Hermes, Orpheus
Avoid: Icarus, Dionysus, Agamemnon, Atlas
You may or may not be able to get along with an Odysseus -- it will depend on his/her upbringing.










Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test
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OK, this is where I am looking to you all for your experiences and thoughts. I have asked a few people and had slightly different views, so am interested in the overall concensus.

Basically, what, in your opinion, is the role of a Godparent? Steve and I were talking about it and neither of us have had any involvement from our respective nominal godparents, so have no role model.

And yet, at the same time, there is the inherent feeling that some people we know would be 'good' as godparents, and others not. So what is it that we are (perhaps subconsciously) channeling?

We have a few thoughts, but I was just wondering what *you* all think. Do you have godparents yourself? Are you a godparent? What is your experience/expectation?
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Your Travel Personality Is: The Adventurer

For you, travel is how you learn about the world. And you like to learn the stuff that's not in guidebooks.
You truly have wanderlust. When you're not traveling, you're dreaming about where you'll go next.
And your travels are truly legendary - they leave you with stories you'll be telling for the rest of your life!
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Let me introduce you to the joys of the BBC's 'Listen Again' function, whereby you can listen to radio programmes again for up to a week after they were originally broadcast.

Steve and I often listen to the Radio 4 comedy half hours and this one had us laughing til we cried. *BOTH* times we listened to it. And Ma, too.

This is Mark Thomas's account of the terribly British way he was 'playing' with an *absurd* law requiring people to get advanced written permission before demonstrating in Parliament Square in London. Let's just say that if you listen, you will understand the current rallying cry in our household of "What do we when what?" "Trolls!"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/progs/listenagain.shtml

Go to this website and pick the following option...

Mark Thomas: My life in serious organised crime

(PS The Now Show is also on our regular listening list, so if you enjoy British humour, especially topical news stuff, then you'll enjoy that.)
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The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

Personality
You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about others than concerned about self, more religious than atheist, more dependent than loner, more lazy than workaholic, more traditional than rebel, more artistic mind than engineering mind, more cynical than idealist, more follower than leader, and more extroverted than introverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are intellectual (87%), religious (80%), romantic (71%), greedy (68%).

Stereotypes
Young Professional88%
Hippie74%
Prep62%
 
Life Experience
Sex29%
Substances5%
Travel36%

Politics
Your political views would best be described as Conservative, whom you agree with around 43% of the time.
  Socioeconomic
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Upper Class. You make more than 0% of those who have taken this test, and 64% more than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated PG-13.
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Your Personality is Somewhat Rare (ISFP)

Your personality type is caring, peaceful, artistic, and calm.

Only about 7% of all people have your personality, including 8% of all women and 6% of all men
You are Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, and Perceiving.
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If anyone finds it, could they please send it back to me?

In the meantime, I am resurrecting the "I will, if you will" exercise challenge. So, tonight I am going to do at least 15 minutes of *something.* It will be more than I have been doing, and it is achievable regardless of what else goes on tonight.

And if *I* can do it, so can you.

So get going...
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I loved the questions in this quiz. So much fun :-D And the answer has amused me. WEG Read more... )
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I promised I would send you links to Rhi's writing, that I think you will enjoy (Do let me know what you think. And her, of course!)

http://rhi.moonlit-eyrie.com/ is the main page. Follow the links to the stories and start on the Aidan-verse stories (i.e. Highlander stories with Rhi's Original Character Aidan in them.) I like to start with Absent Companions as the start point. And then they just go on in order from that. The *very* first one in the list is first chronologically, but I always read it more as a flash-back.

Just be warned, they suck you in. And they are long.

Enjoy :-)
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Your results:
You are Daniel Jackson
Daniel Jackson
79%
Dr. Frasier
55%
Thor
52%
Samantha Carter
47%
Jack O'Neill
44%
General Hammond
30%
A Goa'uld
30%
Teal'c
12%
You are sensitive to the needs of
others and are a good communicator.
You always stand up for the little guy.


Click here to take the StarGate SG-1 Personality Test

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