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Rock Ruminations

"The Rock" - Newfoundland's nickname, attributed to the granite and rocky landcapes which wrap around coastlines of the province. It is an affectionate term towards Newfoundland, and highlights the significance of environment. Ruminations - the act of pondering; meditation.

Friday, August 26, 2005

Something else a little out of character for me

For those of you that know me, these quizzes that I've posted over the past week or so are a little out of character for me. Well, in keeping those who know me off balance (and now that I've finished my comps), let's try this on for size...

1. First name: Michael
2. Were you named after anyone? Not to the best of my knowledge
3. Do you wish on stars? Not in a long time
4. When did you last cry? I honestly can't remember
5. Do you like your handwriting? Yes, tiny little thing that it is
6. What is your favorite lunch meat? Chicken
7. What is your most embarrassing CD? Probably a New Kids on the Block one I got when I was a teenager
8. If you were another person, would YOU be friends with you? Definitely
9. Do you have a journal? Unless you count blogs
10. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Not as much as I used to
11. What are your nicknames? Newfie and professor (hockey school as a kid and teenager), Joey/little Joey (high school), Newfie and Clavin (my undergrad days), canuck (only CVB), Barbs & Barbershop (UGA hockey)
12. Would you bungee jump? Never
13. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Not often
14. Do you think that you are strong? Somewhat
15. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Vanilla
16. Shoe Size? 8 - I think, I'd have to check
17. Red or pink? Red
18. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? Size
19. Who do you miss most? Grandparents - all four of them
20. Do you want everyone you send this to, to send it back? I didn't send it, I'm blogging it
21. What color pants and shoes are you wearing? Red athletic shorts, no shoes
22. What are you listening to right now? Laptop fan
23. Last thing you ate? Sandwich
24. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Red
25. What is the weather like right now? RDF
26. Last person you talked to on the phone? Lisa
27. The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? I plead the fifth
28. Do you like the person who sent this to you? See #20
29. Favorite Drink? Sweet tea
30. Favorite Sport? Hockey
31. Hair Color? Brown/black
32. Eye Color? Brown
33. Do you wear contacts? No, glasses
34. Favorite Food? Fish
35. Last Movie You Watched? Along Came Polly
36. Favorite Day Of The Year? Remembrance Day (Veteran's Day for you Americans)
37. Scary Movies Or Happy Endings? Neither, stupid comedy
38. Summer Or Winter? Winter
39. Hugs OR Kisses? Hugs
40. What Is Your Favorite Dessert? Vanilla ice cream
41. Who Is Most Likely To Respond? See #20
42. Who Is Least Likely To Respond? See #20
43. What Books Are You Reading? Not sure, but it must be a textbook
44. What's On Your Mouse Pad? NET*Working 2002
45. What Did You Watch Last night on TV? Not sure
46. Favorite Smells? Vanilla and strawberry
47. Favorite Sounds? My cat purring
48. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Stones
49. What's the furthest you've been from home? Not sure, either Vancouver, Georgia or France
50. Do you have a special talent? Not that I've discovered
51. What is your ring tone? I don't own a cell phone

Monday, August 22, 2005

One more in honour of my wife

Imagine, my wife was 40% (which surprised me a little, as I would have guessed more)...

You Are 10% Weird

You're totally, completely normal.
And that's pretty darn weird!

Friday, August 19, 2005

And the last one

To complete my week of quizzes to simply fill space in my blog while I finalize my comprehensive examinations and get the first week of the Fall semester over with... What is my ideal career?

Given that I've been a professional political organizer, a manager in a multinational corporation, a teacher, and now I'm studying to become a professor, this is really a left turn for me...

Your Career Type: Investigative

You are precise, scientific, and intellectual.
Your talents lie in understanding and solving math and science problems.

You would make an excellent:

Architect - Biologist - Chemist
Dentist - Electrical Technician - Mathematician
Medical Technician - Meteorologist - Pharmacist
Physician - Surveyor - Veterinarian

The worst career options for your are enterprising careers, like lawyer or real estate agent.

Go figure? Wonder if Lisa would put up with another four-five years of school for me to make this a reality? ;)

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

A nerd or geek, me?

According to the nerd test, I'm:


38% scored higher (more nerdy), and
62% scored lower (less nerdy).

What does this mean? Your nerdiness is:

Low Ranking Nerd. Definitely a nerd but low on the totem pole of nerds.

I am nerdier than 62% of all people. Are you nerdier? Click here to find out!
In terms of being a geek...
And another one where I don't know why it decides to add this long space!










Your Geek Profile:



Academic Geekiness: Highest

Internet Geekiness: High

Gamer Geekiness: Low

Music Geekiness: Low

SciFi Geekiness: Low

Fashion Geekiness: None

Geekiness in Love: None

General Geekiness: None

Movie Geekiness: None



Monday, August 15, 2005

Kind of interesting

This is kind of funny, as normally I'm a meat lover's kind of guy but my wife doesn't really like meat lover's, so this is what we end up getting anyway.

Pepperoni Pizza

Robust and dominant.
When you go for something, you go full force.
You tend to take control of situations easily.
And in return, you get a ton of respect.

Saturday, August 13, 2005

What does your name mean?

And another couple...

Pholph's Scrabble Generator

My Scrabble© Score is: 14.
What is your score? Get it here.


BTW, I have no idea why you have to scroll this far down, I've played with the code and everything and its a mystery to me.
















































































MICHAEL
M is for Magical
I is for Influential
C is for Charming
H is for Hip
A is for Active
E is for Enjoyable
L is for Luscious


Thursday, August 11, 2005

Who would have thunk it?

Your Summer Ride is a Jeep

For you, summer is all about having no responsibilities.
You prefer to hang with old friends - and make some new ones.

Tuesday, August 09, 2005

What type of personality do you have?

In keeping with the stupid little testing theme...


You are elegant, withdrawn, and brilliant.
Your mind is a weapon, able to solve any puzzle.
You are also great at poking holes in arguments and common beliefs.

For you, comfort and calm are very important.
You tend to thrive on your own and shrug off most affection.
You prefer to protect your emotions and stay strong.



Saturday, August 06, 2005

What kind of blogger are you?


You Are a Pundit Blogger!



Your blog is smart, insightful, and always a quality read.
Truly appreciated by many, surpassed by only a few
.

Monday, August 01, 2005

Blog Statistics Since June 16, 2005

I just realized that I didn't do this at the end of June, so these statistics are for the past six-seven weeks - basically since I created Rock Ruminations.

Anyway, during that time I've had 14 unique visitors - 7 of wich have been first timers and 7 of which have returned more than once.

Everyone who's stopped by has been from Canada or the United States.

People have found out about me from my personal homepage, the Technorati search engine, and Flickr.

The most popular entries since I've started this blog have been:

See you at the end of August with another update on my statistics....