Wednesday, July 29, 2009

I don't wanna work today

It's so funny how I was checking out the bloggy buds and so many of us are in the "got nothing to write about" rut. It's like blog flu or something. Actually, blogging is much more amenable to winter time when you've got lots of indoor time. All I want to do these days is get outside. So I do. But then I get home and check my feeds and there's five hundred new posts in the queue and Ugh, I just don't have the energy to face it so I go do something else. I keep fantasizing about becoming a lurker. No more posts to make, no more commenting necessary. How divine to just be a consumer instead of a creator. But then I realize it's all take and no give and that's really no way to run one's life. I've cut my blogging in half which was on my goals list this year, so I'm happy about that.

Hey guess what? I'm 44 today.

I don't know what spouse bought me but I know he went out shopping yesterday. I know that I asked for an ipod docking slash stereo system so that we could have our music in other parts of the house than just the computer room. I got one of those wireless speakers for that reason but the signal is so easily interrupted that it gets squelchy all the time. No bueno. He said something to me yesterday like, "I guess we are going out to dinner." I told him only if I get to pick. He hates this because I always pick a place I know and love. He always wants to try a new place, too bad, he can do that on HIS birthday. I think I want to go to Saloon. It's been a while and they recently renovated. First though, I've got to go to work and keep practicing the verb Be with my student.

Finally today, I invite you to take this little quiz to determine how your thinking matches with existing religious ideologies. You can take the quiz here which I learned of from this guy.

Here are my top 10 results since the rest seem irrelevant:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Mahayana Buddhism (97%)
3. Neo-Pagan (95%)
4. Liberal Quakers (92%)
5. Taoism (91%)
6. New Age (90%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (90%)
8. Hinduism (80%)
9. Scientology (76%)
10. Secular Humanism (72%)

Secular Humanism is the new term for Atheist in case you didn't know. My top score was Unitarian Universalism which basically is an open minded religion that encourages its followers to seek their own spiritual paths. Precisely. We are all different and therefore all have unique spiritual roads to travel. Those eastern faiths rank pretty high, I should probably add those to my reading lists. Or go to India or something. Happy hump day peeps!


kat said...

Ha ha. I'm a Quaker 100%!

CoffeeDog said...

Happy Birfday :-)

I have moved to lurker status, but I can be seen on FB, so I'm not totally a lurker.

Doug said...

Happy Birthday! I think humanists celebrate birthdays. Human birthdays, anyway. ;)

My top 10:

1. Secular Humanism (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (94%)
3. Liberal Quakers (79%)
4. Theravada Buddhism (75%)
5. Neo-Pagan (72%)
6. Nontheist (72%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (59%)
8. Taoism (53%)
9. New Age (51%)
10. Mahayana Buddhism (48%)

I also had 12% Jehovah's Witness at 27th place. Where I got that much in common with the JW's I have no idea. Maybe it's the secret hope that when I knock on someone's door, a hot naked guy will answer.

Larry Ohio said...

Happy Birthday!!
You're looking good for an old man ;-)

Franciscus van Munster said...

Happy Birthday.
I'm a bit worried about Scientology appearing on your list

anne marie in philly said...

happy happy birthday and many many more!

from one who has 11 years on you (age 55)...

Fatinah said...

Happy birthday! Can't wait to hear about our dinner.... I'm coming to Montreal on Friday (YAY) and trying to talk my girlfriend into going to Carlos & Peppes (sp??) with me..... Calgary has no good Mexican.... it's amazing that anyone lives here... haha!!

Polt said...

I took this several years ago and turns out Reform Jewish was what I was closest to. Oy, who knew?

Oh and Happy Birthday! Celebrate is however YOU want to, it's YOURS!

HUGS... said...

Happy Birthday! - I love your Blog. I took the test:
1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. New Thought (94%)
3. Liberal Quakers (89%)
4. New Age (87%)
5. Scientology (86%)
6. Neo-Pagan (85%)
7. Mahayana Buddhism (81%)
8. Reform Judaism (79%)
9. Christian Science (Church of Christ, Scientist) (76%)
10. Hinduism (76%)
11. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (74%)
12. Taoism (70%)
13. Theravada Buddhism (62%)
14. Secular Humanism (60%)
15. Jainism (60%)
16. Sikhism (60%)
17. Baha'i Faith (57%)
18. Orthodox Quaker (40%)
19. Orthodox Judaism (37%)
20. Islam (33%)
21. Nontheist (27%)
22. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) (17%)
23. Mainline to Conservative Christian/Protestant (17%)
24. Seventh Day Adventist (12%)
25. Jehovah's Witness (11%)
26. Eastern Orthodox (9%)
27. Roman Catholic (9%)

Funny, I used to be a Christian Scientist (until I got sick) - Now I just don't go to any...Can Blogging be your church? Have a wonderful Birthday. Hug each other for me. j

carlnepa said...

Ahhhhhhhh...another restaurant recommendation that I'll file in our "next trip to Montreal" folder. We still talk about Au Pied du Cuchon. Merci and Joyeux Anniversaire!

Fatinah said...

I'm 100% Conservative Christian- YIKES!!

Rebekah said...

I consider myself a liberal Protestant, but that Unitarian Universalism seems to be popular with a bunch our our beliefs.

Here's me:

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (93%)
3. Liberal Quakers (93%)
4. New Age (87%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (82%)
6. New Thought (75%)
7. Reform Judaism (73%)
8. Scientology (73%)
9. Secular Humanism (72%)
10. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (69%)

My adventures said...

1. Neo-Pagan (100%)
2. Unitarian Universalism (99%)
3. New Age (91%)
4. Mahayana Buddhism (90%)
5. Liberal Quakers (89%)
6. Theravada Buddhism (82%)
7. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (82%)
8. Secular Humanism (77%)
9. Reform Judaism (72%)
10. Taoism (70%)

Neo-Pagan, I like it!

GayProf said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your next 44 are filled with lots of love, good times, and solid friends. And, if not those things, at least some good gin.

Summer said...

Enjoy your birthday, hope it's happy!

G said...

Happy birthday, I'd kiss ya but I just washed my hair. Hugs

mermaid said...

Happy Birthday!

A Lewis said...

Spank (x44)! I'll bet he's decided to just give you a million dollars in cash and let you purchase your own gift. As for bloggers not having anything to write about....I'm not so sure that's exactly it....I think we've become a little lazy and looking for a fast out into FAcebook or Twitter or something. I know for me it's more difficult to sit down and actually create something worth reading.

Mel said...

I think David's results on that quiz were nearly identical to yours. Mine were a bit more solidly Buddhist, but UUism was right on top.

And Happy Birthday!

Anonymous said...

My #1 with 100% was Secular Humanism. I'm a big 'ole Atheist.

My #2 was Unitarian Universalist at 94%.

Catholicism was my #25. Considering I was brought up in the faith I'd say I've managed to shake it off rather well.

Devo said...

uh oh guess I'm all take and no give, but does FB count? I try to make excuses for myself like working, going to school, and having kids and hubby.....anyhoooooooooo, Happy Birthday to you!!!
You silly poo,
You think you're chubby
well I am too!
xo Devo

J-OO-HH-N-N-YY said...

May you live in interesting times...

: )

dykewife said...

happy hatch day!! i hope you went to a favourite restaurant, came home full of yummy food and got a marvellous present! 44 is a good year. i went back to school a month before i turned 44 and started a long journey into education. i'm working on my masters degree now :)

Birdie said...

100% Moderate to Liberal Protestant Christian. Yeah, I'd say so.

It's your birthday, cry if you want to. Or party. But you get to choose.

Anonymous said...

Many of the questions were biased and many important questions ommitted. I believe you can not work your way into God's favor but it's still nice to be a good person and do good things.
Conservative Christian/ Protestant here. ed

Mark in DE said...

Happy (belated) birthday!

You & I share 2 of our top 4 religions.

Can't wait to hear about your b-day gift from Serge.

Tatiana said...

Thanks for the link, that was awesome. My results are very close to everyone, which means birds of a feather, I guess.

1. Unitarian Universalism (100%)
2. Neo-Pagan (88%)
3. Mahayana Buddhism (88%)
4. Liberal Quakers (87%)
5. Reform Judaism (84%)
6. New Thought (82%)
7. Theravada Buddhism (82%)
8. Baha'i Faith (77%)
9. New Age (76%)

Patrick said...

I'm late to the party, but happy birthday, Handsome! Sorry I had to miss our drink date in June, but one of these days it will happen.

dpaste said...

My top ten:

1. Reform Judaism (100%)
2. Liberal Quakers (89%)
3. Unitarian Universalism (84%)
4. Sikhism (83%)
5. Mahayana Buddhism (77%)
6. Neo-Pagan (76%)
7. Baha'i Faith (75%)
8. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (75%)
9. Orthodox Judaism (73%)
10. Jainism (69%)

They didn't have my actual denomination, Conservative Judaism, as an option.

Patricia said...

The Blog Flu. Evidently, I've got it bad.

Just getting caught up a little. I'm glad you're enjoying the summer. I hear you on that, too. When we get such a short season, who wants to be indoors???

Thom said...

Happy belated birthday!

I need to go take that quiz. I actually go to a Unitarian Universalist church, so let's see if I need to stop! ;-)

Thom said...

Okay, 100% Secular Humanist, 95% Unitarian Universalist. That works.

Lemuel said...

My top 4 were:
1. Mainline to Liberal Christian Protestants (100%)
2. Orthodox Quaker (91%)
3. Liberal Quakers (90%)
4. Unitarian Universalism (82%)
Pretty much spot on.