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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Hooray for Misty May & Kerry Walsh winning GOLD again! ... and What's YOUR name's HIDDEN meaning?

Take Time for Small Reflections
Yez ... I know it's Thursday, but ...
I found this at Grandy's a while back ... decided to share today ... to give myself a 'break' and allow myself to catch up a bit. I've got TONS of emails, too many unread blog posts in my 'reader' ... and comments on my blogs crying out for 'responses' from me. Of course, I'm also watching the Olympic events this morning I couldn't stay awake for last night ... just because. I'll share more later on this too.
What Storyteller Means
You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong. You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know. You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life. You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home. You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life. You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you. At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something. You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense. You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in. You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising. You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone. You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together. At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow. You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily. Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

Hmmm ... most of this seems 'right on' ... though it's 'off' in places, so perhaps I'll add 'comments' later.

For now I'm watching Misty May & Kerry Walsh play against the young Chinese team for Gold in the rain because I was just too tired last night to stay up for this beach volleyball match and didn't want to miss anything. They've taken the first game 21-18 and are TIED at 13-13 the second ... so it's all very exciting. I'm taking a quick break to post this and get a coffee refill ... then I'll savor the rest. Hope YOU'RE all having a delightful day!

10:15am Addendum - I can't resist celebrating!!!
This was Kerry's 100th win and Misty's 103rd ... and together they're the ONLY beach volleyball team to win consecutive Olympic Gold Medals. I went a little overboard with the collages, but there were just so many wonderful photos of this at Yahoo Sports that I couldn't decide which to skip.


Imagine That!!!

What do you think of my new pictorial 'header' here and at Sacred Ruminations? I realized I've got little 'glitches' in the HTML coding of my 'templates' ... but overall I'm happy to have figured out how to make these changes on my own. I've been wanting to do this (and experimenting periodically without much success until now) for months!
Smile Reflections, Smile Back
Thought for Today
"Every time you don't follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness." Shakti Gawain

18 comments:

Akelamalu said...

That was interesting, here's what my name means
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.
You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.
People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.



You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!





You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.
And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.
You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

kitten said...

Here is the meaning of kitten's homeschool:
You are a seeker of knowledge, and you have learned many things in your life.(True)
You are also a keeper of knowledge - meaning you don't spill secrets or spread gossip.
People sometimes think you're snobby or aloof, but you're just too deep in thought to pay attention to them.(True)
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.(True)
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.(Sorta true, just depends)
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.(True, most of the time)
You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.(True)
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.(Love to travel, but don't get to. and yes I can relax better away from home. who can't.)
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.(I'm not always easily tempted)
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone. (True)
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together. (True. It takes a lot to make me mad)
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.(Kay, kinda true)(I say I'm air headed. LOL!)
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.(I only wish!, but my family thinks so most of the time. LOL!)
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.(YES!)
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.(mmmmmm, not sure that's true.)
You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.(Sexy? Not hardly)
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.(Yeah right! Tell my kids that! LOL!)
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.(This is not true! I always take the weak in and help them)
You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.(I am one of a kind!)
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.(Sorta kinda)
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.(I'm not selfish in any form)
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.(I try)
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.(True)
You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.(Not always confident, but I hide it well)
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.(Yeah right!)
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!(Not true at all!!!!)
You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.(Yes open, communicate? With kids better than adults)
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.(My mind races all the time)
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.(Kinda, sorta)
You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.(not always)
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.(True, unless it comes to my kids or mom)
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.(I wonder the same thing! lol!)
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I added comment to what it said about me. I just love your quote of the day!!!! This was fun!
Hope you have a happy!

Ivanhoe said...

Here is one about Ivanhoe. I must say there are some things there right on the spot and other not so much ;o)
You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.
You are very hyper. You never slow down, even when it's killing you.
You're the type of person who can be a workaholic during the day... and still have the energy to party all night.
Your energy is definitely a magnet for those around you. People are addicted to your vibe.
You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.
You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.
Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.
Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.
You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Sandy C. said...

I really like the new header :) The image is gorgeous.

My name came out the same as yours. I must say, some of it is off, but the "find yourself restless"- yup, that's me!

kitten said...

PS. I Love your Header!

Tammy said...

I did my name meaning too and I think it was way off the mark, but still fun to read.

What Tammy means -

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.
You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.
You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!



You are a free spirit, and you resent anyone who tries to fence you in.
You are unpredictable, adventurous, and always a little surprising.
You may miss out by not settling down, but you're too busy having fun to care.

storyteller said...

Akelamalu, Kitten, Ivanhoe, Sandy and Tammy
Thanks to all of you for playing along and sharing your results. I intended to go back and add comments as I often do, but the day is getting away from me and catching up seemed like the greater priority. I hope you all had as much fun with this one as I did. Actually, these results have been in ‘drafts’ for a couple of weeks since I saw it at Grandy’s. This morning it seemed a great substitution for my usual T-13. I had great fun later creating and adding the three photo collages of the ‘beach volleyball’ event after Misty May and Kerry Walsh won Gold for the second Olympics in a row. You might want to check them out on your next visit if you dropped by early. Thanks to Sandy and Kitten for the feedback on my new header. I’ve been working on getting the dimensions right for a while now … and it’s very close currently. I hope you each had a delightful day!
Hugs and blessings,

Joyce said...

Hi, Storyteller :)

Your collages are so nicely done. I enjoy seeing what you will come up with next!

I've been doing a little research and have discovered that the Spam Karma utility that is installed on my blog is no longer supported (I guess that means updated) by its creator (as of mid-July), yet of course I continue to install Word Press updates as they come along.

With my son's help, I hope to correct the problem some friends (such as you) are having when they attempt to leave comments over at my blog. :(

storyteller said...

Joyce – Thanks so much. Looking at them again just now I’m quite pleased with them myself. I’ve had 4 weeks off from my PSE6 class and it’s been good to practice so I didn’t lose my newly gained skills since the advanced class begins next Tuesday morning. I’ll be back in the saddle (so to speak) on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the next 10 weeks and hopefully learning even more about using Photoshop Elements features. I hope your son can figure out what the issue is with comments w/o too much difficulty. Hope you have a pleasant evening.
Hugs and blessings,

Raven said...

Wow. You have been busy. I scrolled down the page and enjoyed all your Olympics collages. I like watching gymnastics and sometimes the swimming and diving.

Lots to catch up on here. I did the name thing. Not sure it worked for me. They kept saying I was a Type A - with each of the names I tried putting in... and a bunch of things that didn't seem very accurate.

I'm going to visit for a while but I may not comment. I'm kind of on strike at the moment from my already irregular visiting and commenting.

Love your collages.

Joy Des Jardins said...

I just LOVE these little Olympic pictoral collages you've made Virginia. They are really awesome. You are making some very cool things on your site now....kudos to you. ~Joy xo

And Misty May & Kerry.... I watched most of their matches....too cool.

Joy Des Jardins said...

Oh............and I love your new header....beautiful and serene. ~Joy

Hootin' Anni said...

I will have to try that 'what does your name mean' quiz.

Hope your Friday will be a super one dear storyteller.

ChrisB said...

I've done this and will post it on my blog over the weekend

lisaschaos said...

You make me feel in good company, knowing you are behind as well. :) I like your new headers on both blogs!

storyteller said...

Raven, Joy, Hootin’ Anni, ChrisB, and Lisa,
I’m glad you enjoyed my Olympics Collages. I’ve managed to stay ‘on top of posting daily’ here at Small Reflections but have neglected my other blogs lately. I’ve tried to keep up with blog visits but am struggling too. I did finally manage to catch up on responses to comments on all 3 blogs yesterday and to get my email down to 75 from 650+ (checking the little box gets me in trouble often but I can’t seem to help myself). Of course, I was away from the computer most of today … so I’m behind again. Sigh! I do appreciate finding your comments and will try to visit your blogs tomorrow, but I’m about to call it a night and watch some Olympics coverage (and tennis too) before turning in for the night. Thanks so much for visiting and I wish you a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and blessings,

yertle said...

I love your Olympics collages.

Just posted my results on my blog.

storyteller said...

Yertle – Thanks. I’ve enjoyed creating and sharing them … keeping my ‘skills’ current for the advanced PSE class beginning next Tuesday. I enjoyed seeing your results at Smile, Play, Dream and think it’s ‘kewl’ that you did it twice … once with your alias and once with your real name.
Hugs and blessings,

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