Saturday, April 23, 2005
My Inner European Is.....
Took a quiz tonight - it is so very much me that it is scary, espcially considering where in Europe I have lived besides Brussels! :-)
Your Inner European is Irish!
Sprited and boisterous!
You drink everyone under the table.
Monday, April 18, 2005
Places to visit before I die…
Czech Republic -
Ireland – lived in Dublin & toured majority of the cities in 2001-2002
Luxembourg - Luxembourg City
Canary Islands – Grand Canaria, Mallorca & Tenerife
Other Places to visit:
Russia - Moscow & St. Petersberg
Japan - Tokyo
Canada - Montreal /
Australia – Sydeny / Perth / Melb.
Poland - Warsaw
Hungary - Budapest
Nordics - Capital Cities
French Polynesian Islands
Trinidad & Tobago
United States (only Cities / States that I want to go to, does not include already visited cities as of the date this list was first created)
Salt Lake City
Hawaii – Maui & the Big Island
Iowa (I've been told its a US Midwest Hotspot...gotta check it out!)
Here is where I have been in the US (I sure am missing a lot of states!!)
Visited 23 states (45%)
Here is where I have been in the World! (I have a lot of travelling left to do!)
Visited 26 countries (11%)
Return to my blog:
Why a Places to Visit entry
So, on my next post I will make my list, and then add a permanent link to that post on my page and update as I travel more during the future!
Sunday, April 17, 2005
Blogging...A full time job
New FDP arrived today! Being the nice person that I am (yes, I can be nice from time to time) I took her down to the grocery store, showed her the building (i.e. where the washing machine is and how to use it) and then took her to dinner at Mammas! Yussein is getting a cold :-( but he was happy to see me! :-) Look out Zori....I'm moving in for the steal of affection...well, he did ask if you were still in Argentina, so he did think of you to! He seems to think that we are joined at the hip when it comes to eating there!
The bells at the church next to me started ringing like crazy today, and I thought that perhaps we had a new Pope, not so yet.....one of these days! (p.s. see Pope post for my thoughts - I've been on a soap box once, thats enough)
Okay, time for bed! Chow, ciao, chao!
Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Greek God Quiz Result
?? Which Of The Greek Gods Are You ??
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Sunday, April 10, 2005
Friday, April 08, 2005
Thoughts from today
That said, I have been working some on my new blog which is set up for my newest hobby - Crocheting! Since this blog has the theme "The Land of Kimberly" I thought that my sub-blog should have more of the same, so I have named it "City of Crochet" with the thought that I could add more "Cities" as I progress and things change in my life! So follow the link on the sid ebar and check it out! This being created, aside from momentous events (i.e. finishing my first afghan) I will not discuss crochet further on this blog - I am sure that you are greatly relieved to hear that one!
Okay, I have laundry to finish, hair to wash, and dancing to do!
Sunday, April 03, 2005
God Bless the Pope
I did the nice above - all of the right things as the devout Catholic that I am. Now for things to say as the young person that I am. The Catholic church now has the task of choosing the next Pope. I read Angels and Demons, I know the process that the Cardinals will follow. But I wonder - is it right that a group of geriatric gentleman should decide the fate of the future Catholic Church? Is it right that we grant someone the power to be the head of one of the largest religious bodies for life? J.P. was Pope for all 26 years of my life....one man, often sick and ill leading the faith of the masses. It is time in my opinion for reform in the Church. It is time that we evolve with the times, changing in order to allow us to survive.
Todays youth (myself included) are moving away faster and faster from the church. Mass attendance is going down, parishoners are being driven away at speeds faster than light by judgemental priests and rules that are not in synch with the needs of the people. The Catholic Church preaches against birth control - the pill and condoms, against per-marital relations. Could not the Church easily start helping to prevent the spread of AIDS and disease in the third world countries? Help prevent starvation and malnutrition in children by controlling their population? Lower the number of divorces and separations by allowing couples to know each other before marriage?
There is so much that I could change about the Church. In the Land of Kimberly the Catholic Church would have new policies. Condoms and the Pill are in......the Rythym method and family planning are out.....way out. Relations before marriage are no longer forbidden, but with the usage of the first (extremely essential) couples are encouraged to ensure that both parties of the couple can get along and co-habitate in the same area. Living together is not to be seen as a sin, if the end goal is to get married.
This is enough talk about the Church. Will comment again once the next Pope has been elected.
The weekend fun....
Of course we missed the turn off and ended up going to Zeebruges, walked around the port town a little bit, and then headed back to Bruges. Made it there, walked around, had tea and waffles (this is Belgium after all) at a café and then decided that dinner in Gent sounded like a plan! So back on the highway we go, and found a nice restaurant off the Grand Place in Gent! The up side to the travel today was that I was sitting in the back seat merrily crocheting along - finished two more wedges in my quilt - 3 more to go in total - yay!
Made plans for tomorrow to go to the forest for a picnic if the weather is nice...I should probably check it..........awwww partly cloudy with a high of 60 - not sure on the picnic idea - will wait now and see what the others think!