Quiz Results

78% Chris Dodd
76% Hillary Clinton
76% John Edwards
76% Mike Gravel
76% Barack Obama
74% Bill Richardson
71% Dennis Kucinich
70% Joe Biden
53% John McCain
45% Mike Huckabee
44% Rudy Giuliani
40% Ron Paul
38% Mitt Romney
37% Tom Tancredo
30% Fred Thompson

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

I don't do most of these. They're too often slanted. I tend to do my own research for my election choices.

Personally, I'm rooting for John Edwards. He's the only one I've given money to.

If Edwards does not win the nomination. Here's a set I think would be interesting.

Obama, President.
Clinton, VP. What do you think Hillary would do with the increased role that Cheney's instigated for VP's?

Edwards, Attorney General
Gore, Secretary of the Interior
Chris Dodd, Senate Majority leader

From quietann

An interesting meme about privilege:

As well as responding here, please post links or acknowledgments to

The list is based on an exercise developed by Will Barratt, Meagan Cahill, Angie Carlen, Minnette Huck, Drew Lurker, Stacy Ploskonka at Illinois State University. The exercise developers ask that if you participate in this blog game, you acknowledge their copyright.

If you post this in your blog, please leave a comment on this post. To participate in this blog game, copy and paste the above list into your blog, and bold the items that are true for you. If you don't have a blog, feel free to post your responses in the comments.

Father went to college
Father finished college. Associates degree, it was the fastest way to become a Navy pilot.
Mother went to college
Mother finished college
Have any relative who is an attorney, physician, or professor.
Were the same or higher class than your high school teachers. Same class I think. My mother WAS a high school teacher
Had more than 50 books in your childhood home
Had more than 500 books in your childhood home. Just under 500
Were read children's books by a parent Rarely
Had lessons of any kind before you turned 18
Had more than two kinds of lessons before you turned 18
The people in the media who dress and talk like me are portrayed positively
Had a credit card with your name on it before you turned 18
Your parents (or a trust) paid for the majority of your college costs
Your parents (or a trust) paid for all of your college costs
Went to a private high school
Went to summer camp (Two years of Boy Scout Camp (one week each)
Had a private tutor before you turned 18 (WAS a private tutor at age 17. Taught algebra to the girl next door.)
Family vacations involved staying at hotels
Your clothing was all bought new before you turned 18
Your parents bought you a car that was not a hand-me-down from them
There was original art in your house when you were a child (Nothing other than family christmas presents. My uncle is an artist.)
Had a phone in your room before you turned 18
You and your family lived in a single family house
Your parent(s) owned their own house or apartment before you left home
You had your own room as a child
Participated in an SAT/ACT prep course
Had your own TV in your room in High School
Owned a mutual fund or IRA in High School or College
Flew anywhere on a commercial airline before you turned 16
Went on a cruise with your family
Went on more than one cruise with your family
Your parents took you to museums and art galleries as you grew up (Does the loggers museum count?)
You were unaware of how much heating bills were for your family (Very much aware for a couple of winters)

Morning alarums & excursions

It's been a varied morning

First I got a phone call from the synagogue. They needed another person for morning minyan, so I threw on clothes and went in.

Then I went to the grocery store to get some disposable baking pans. Ailsa's old friend, tigerbright, recently came home with a new baby, so we're dropping some ready to bake casseroles for her on the way north.

Got home, finished shoveling.

Got notice that Ailsa's backup battery for her CPAP was in, so I went to post office for that.

Got home again. Went upstairs, felt something at the edge of my kippah, brushed it off, and it bit me! Swatted it. Brushed it out of my sweatshirt and got it in a plastic bag. About 9mm long. Does not appear to be a black widow or a brown recluse.

No visible swelling or redness at the bite, but it hurts much worse than a bee sting or moose fly bite. At first it was a pin prick pain, then an area of pain about 1" in diameter, now it's about 2" in diameter. No trouble breathing, Pulse is 76. I called my doctor's office and am currently waiting for a call back. This is probably just going to be an irritating anecdote and a slight delay starting the trip.

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I escaped from Starbase Ailsaek!

I killed Donnad the tribble and Gorgeousgary the cargobot.

I salvaged a KAYRE forcefield generator, a Festesylvainian raygun, an TODDLERS-110 phaser, a Rolypolypony screwdriver, a SRAUN-5100 supercomputer, an URBAN forcefield generator, a Neonnurseian raygun and 46 galacticredits.

Score: 221

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Weirdness Level

So, adamek, your LiveJournal reveals...

You are... 8% unique (blame, for example, your interest in teradyne) and 16% herdlike (partly because you, like everyone else, enjoy science fiction). When it comes to friends you are popular. In terms of the way you relate to people, you are wary of trusting strangers. Your writing style (based on a recent public entry) is conventional.

Your overall weirdness is: 42

(The average level of weirdness is: 27.
You are weirder than 84% of other LJers.)

Find out what your weirdness level is!

Real Blogging?

I'm not posting a link to my latest picture page. I'm not posting the latest meme results from a quiz I took on someone else's page. I'm posting some honest speculative fiction.
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