I’ve been Tagged!

I’ve been tagged by Mark with a birth month meme.

Here are the guidelines:

1. Mention the person who tagged you and create a link back to them.
2. Copy-paste the traits for all the twelve months (see below).
3. Pick your month of birth (see below).
4. Highlight the traits that apply to you.
5. Tag 5 people and let them know by visiting their blogs and leaving a comment for them.
6. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve done it!

My birth month is March:

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

I was going to bold the ones that apply specifically to me, but it seems to identify the Pisces traits straightaway. I’m not sure about a couple of them, affinity of home decor being one of them, but other than that, I can agree for the most part.

Here is a the full list for those of you who are getting tagged here.

JANUARY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Ambitious and serious. Loves to teach and be taught. Always looking at people’s flaws and weaknesses. Likes to criticize. Hardworking and productive. Smart, neat and organized. Sensitive and has deep thoughts. Knows how to make others happy. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Rather reserved. Highly attentive. Resistant to illnesses but prone to colds. Romantic but has difficulties expressing love. Loves children. Loyal. Has great social abilities yet easily jealous. Very stubborn and money cautious.

FEBRUARY: Abstract thoughts. Loves reality and abstract. Intelligent and clever. Changing personality. Attractive. Sexy. Temperamental. Quiet, shy and humble. Honest and loyal. Determined to reach goals. Loves freedom. Rebellious when restricted. Loves aggressiveness. Too sensitive and easily hurt. Gets angry really easily but does not show it. Dislikes unnecessary things. Loves making friends but rarely shows it. Daring and stubborn. Ambitious. Realizes dreams and hopes. Sharp. Loves entertainment and leisure. Romantic on the inside not outside. Superstitious and ludicrous. Spendthrift. Tries to learn to show emotions.

MARCH: Attractive personality. Sexy. Affectionate. Shy and reserved. Secretive. Naturally honest, generous and sympathetic. Loves peace and serenity. Sensitive to others. Loves to serve others. Easily angered. Trustworthy. Appreciative and returns kindness. Observant and assesses others. Revengeful. Loves to dream and fantasize. Loves traveling. Loves attention. Hasty decisions in choosing partners. Loves home decors. Musically talented. Loves special things. Moody.

APRIL: Active and dynamic. Decisive and hasty but tends to regret. Attractive and affectionate to oneself. Strong mentality. Loves attention. Diplomatic. Consoling, friendly and solves people’s problems. Brave and fearless. Adventurous. Loving and caring. Suave and generous. Emotional. Aggressive. Hasty. Good memory. Moving. Motivates oneself and others. Sickness usually of the head and chest. Sexy in a way that only their lover can see.

MAY: Stubborn and hard-hearted. Strong-willed and highly motivated. Sharp thoughts. Easily angered. Attracts others and loves attention. Deep feelings. Beautiful physically and mentally. Firm Standpoint. Needs no motivation. Easily consoled. Systematic (left brain). Loves to dream. Strong clairvoyance. Understanding. Sickness usually in the ear and neck. Good imagination. Good physical. Weak breathing. Loves literature and the arts. Loves traveling. Dislike being at home. Restless. Not having many children. Hardworking. High spirited. Spendthrift.

JUNE: Thinks far with vision. Easily influenced by kindness. Polite and soft-spoken. Having ideas. Sensitive. Active mind. Hesitating, tends to delay. Choosy and always wants the best. Temperamental. Funny and humorous. Loves to joke. Good debating skills. Talkative. Daydreamer. Friendly. Knows how to make friends. Able to show character. Easily hurt. Prone to getting colds. Loves to dress up. Easily bored. Fussy. Seldom shows emotions. Takes time to recover when hurt. Brand conscious. Executive. Stubborn.

JULY: Fun to be with. Secretive. Difficult to fathom and to be understood. Quiet unless excited or tensed. Takes pride in oneself. Has reputation. Easily consoled. Honest. Concerned about people’s feelings. Tactful. Friendly. Approachable. Emotional temperamental and unpredictable. Moody and easily hurt. Witty and sparkly. Not revengeful. Forgiving but never forgets. Dislikes nonsensical and unnecessary things. Guides others physically and mentally. Sensitive and forms impressions carefully. Caring and loving. Treats others equally. Strong sense of sympathy. Wary and sharp. Judges people through observations. Hardworking. No difficulties in studying. Loves to be alone. Always broods about the past and the old friends. Likes to be quiet. Homely person. Waits for friends. Never looks for friends. Not aggressive unless provoked. Prone to having stomach and dieting problems. Loves to be loved. Easily hurt but takes long to recover.

AUGUST: Loves to joke. Attractive. Suave and caring. Brave and fearless. Firm and has leadership qualities. Knows how to console others. Too generous and egoistic. Takes high pride in oneself. Thirsty for praises. Extraordinary spirit. Easily angered. Angry when provoked. Easily jealous. Observant. Careful and cautious. Thinks quickly. Independent thoughts. Loves to lead and to be led. Loves to dream. Talented in the arts, music and defense. Sensitive but not petty. Poor resistance against illnesses. Learns to relax. Hasty and trusty. Romantic. Loving and caring. Loves to make friends.

SEPTEMBER: Suave and compromising. Careful, cautious and organized. Likes to point out people’s mistakes. Likes to criticize. Stubborn. Quiet but able to talk well. Calm and cool. Kind and sympathetic. Concerned and detailed. Loyal but not always honest. Does work well. Very confident. Sensitive. Good memory. Clever and knowledgeable. Loves to look for information. Must control oneself when criticizing. Able to motivate oneself. Understanding. Fun to be around. Secretive. Loves leisure and traveling. Hardly shows emotions. Tends to bottle up feelings. Very choosy, especially in relationships. Systematic.

OCTOBER: Loves to chat. Loves those who loves them. Loves to take things at the center. Inner and physical beauty. Lies but doesn’t pretend. Gets angry often. Treats friends importantly. Always making friends. Easily hurt but recovers easily. Daydreamer. Opinionated. Does not care of what others think. Emotional. Decisive. Strong clairvoyance. Loves to travel, the arts and literature. Touchy and easily jealous. Concerned. Loves outdoors. Just and fair. Spendthrift. Easily influenced. Easily loses confidence. Loves children.

NOVEMBER: Has a lot of ideas. Difficult to fathom. Thinks forward. Unique and brilliant. Extraordinary ideas. Sharp thinking. Fine and strong clairvoyance. Can become good doctors. Dynamic in personality. Secretive. Inquisitive. Knows how to dig secrets. Always thinking. Less talkative but amiable. Brave and generous. Patient. Stubborn and hard-hearted. If there is a will, there is a way. Determined. Never give up. Hardly becomes angry unless provoked. Loves to be alone. Thinks differently from others. Sharp-minded. Motivates oneself. Does not appreciate praises. High-spirited. Well-built and tough. Deep love and emotions. Romantic. Uncertain in relationships. Homely. Hardworking. High abilities. Trustworthy. Honest and keeps secrets. Not able to control emotions. Unpredictable.

DECEMBER: Loyal and generous. Sexy. Patriotic. Active in games and interactions. Impatient and hasty. Ambitious. Influential in organizations. Fun to be with. Loves to socialize. Loves praises. Loves attention. Loves to be loved. Honest and trustworthy. Not pretending. Short tempered. Changing personality. Not egotistic. Take high pride in oneself. Hates restrictions. Loves to joke. Good sense of humor. Logical.

The people I’m tagging are:

  1. AntiBarbie
  2. Delusions of Grandeur
  3. Mouseclone
  4. Angelika
  5. Tomas

Amie Street Wednesday

I’ve slacked off for two weeks on the Amie Street Music Wednesday meme, but don’t worry, kids, I’m climbing back onto the wagon, and this time, I’ve got Linus, a one-man band from Germany. He records himself playing each instrument, and singing in each voice, then does the full mixdown. His videos are full of fun film tricks and effects, and all of his songs I’ve heard have a fun beat, light, heady lyrics, and hooked choruses that will keep you humming. The song this week is very upbeat, singing praises for his significant other. The lyrics walk us through drudgery and disquietude of daily life, and then we find out in the chorus why none of those things bother him so bad:

Then you walk in, say hello
And my heart starts to explode;
Oh, I know I’ve never felt a love so strong for anyone
Then you begin to undress, overwhelming in caress
Lord, and when you start to moan,
Sexy girl, you turn me on!

The video for this song is really fun, and is embedded over at Amie Street, as well as on Linus’ homepage in the “videos” section.
Be sure to hit the “More From This Artist” button on the player over here and double click to hear some of his other tracks, like “The Whole Truth”, and “Splinter”.

Bonus kickass video of “It’s one of these lifes again [sic]”!

Its one of these lifes again – MyVideo

Amie St. Music Wednesday
Why Amie St. Wednesday? Music is in everyones lives. It surrounds us even when we do not hear it. This is a way to discover new artist, and share the artist that you enjoy listening to on AmieStreet.com. If you enjoy the music please support the artist. Amie St. Music Wednesday has no affiliation with AmieStreet.com and the opinion about the music and/or artist is that of the blogger.

My Card or Yours?

I’ve had some instances lately where have been asked to write down my address here for others. I was thinking about having some personal cards made up with the address here, but kept putting this off because of the expense. A lot of times, it’s very handy to have preprinted cards to give to your acquaintances when you see them (in real life, that is) so that they have something with your URL on it, and it also serves as a good spot to make some small notes on the back for them like a reminder of a party, or maybe another site that you had been discussing. I found a site called ooPrint that offers 100 FREE business cards, where all you pay is the shipping. I’ve used a place similar to this in the past. One big twist is the “web 2.0” designs that they have that are geared toward bloggers. These designs are listed in their online catalog as “blogger business card”, and there are four designs with varying colors and icons. What I really like about these is that they feature a slick-looking tag cloud at the bottom. Not only that, but you customize the words that make up the tag cloud, so your cards are fully customized to what your blog is about.

The site is easily navigated, and as you fill in the information for the cards, you immediately see a mini proof of how the cards will look. Besides the specials on business cards, they have a host of other printed solutions to choose from, including custom wine labels and neat-looking invitations.

Waking to Dream

So when we first see Neo at home, we see an absolute slew of research: newspaper clippings, several computers whirring and tumbling through archived data, all looking for Morpheus, and we see Neo having fallen asleep at the helm.

Morpheus: in Greek mythology, the god of dreams. More specifically, ultra-realistic dreams.

One of the pervading ideas in the first Matrix movie was the idea that sometimes, you cannot discern what is truly dream and what is truly reality. Knowing the penchant of the directors to pull from many different religions, you’ll find that this has a lot to do with part of the Worldview of Buddhism. Dreams are not always empty, which is why we talk about our dreams, Study them, interpret them, thrive on them. Wakefulness is only half of our lives, remember….

It’s absolutely important to be productive and organized sometimes, and at other times, you have to decompress, and let things happen organically. It’s the Yen and Yang, the circle of life, the crests and troughs of consciousness.

Blog Day 2007

Happy Blog Day, everyone! Grab a drink and saddle up. I’m spinning a short blurb about five blogs you might dig. Blog Day is a meme where I introduce some of the blogs from far and wide that I frequently read.

Here are the bloggers in my midst (pretty close to the order in which I started reading them):

  1. Petite Anglaise Petite is an English expatriate living in France, and a single mother. She writes beautifully about kid rearing, workaday life, and her dating life. I found her blog way-back-when while Googling a couple of phrases for a French translation , and the link took me to an endearing story of one of the funny things little “tadpole” had done. I’ve been hooked ever since. Since then, she has had some interesting things come of her blog, including getting published, and garnering some fame for being fired over her blog, and finding triumph over the company who did it.
  2. Delusions of Grandeur I worked with Mark at my previous employer. The blog ranges from pictures and stories of his girls to reviews of gadgets and Linux Distros, to just funny things found on the web. Checking in on Delusions is always a surprise.
  3. MouseClone I currently work with this Mark. This is another personal blog, and has a lot to do with weird and metaphysical things on the internet, video gaming, and some technical info.
  4. Zen Habits Leo is an Obi Wan kind of guy. The blog is loaded with advice on simplifying, saving, organizing, cleaning, etc etc. I originally found this blog when I was looking for a howto for using free web tools like gmail to implement the Getting Things Done (GTD) philosophy, and found his Zen Things Done (ZTD). The site is loaded with hacks for everyday occurrences and conveniences, so if you stay there long, expect a small personal transformation.
  5. Bad Astronomy Phil has a blog about astronomy, engineering, and science in general. Updates on new findings, and how they affect our daily lives.

Now that I’m finishing my five, I’m thinking of a few others that I’d like to include, too. Explore your blogosphere, folks! There are a lot of voices out there!