A spinoff in proper "Rhoda" style of my patented e-mail blastograms, this blog was created with the intention of keeping friends and family updated on and amused by my life.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Me Talk Pretty

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The West

Your accent is the lowest common denominator of American speech. Unless you're a SoCal surfer, no one thinks you have an accent. And really, you may not even be from the West at all, you could easily be from Florida or one of those big Southern cities like Dallas or Atlanta.

North Central
The Midland
The South
The Inland North
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz

See, now will someone please tell the Chinese that I speak very standard American English. Or, at least I used to. Now I have a weird Canadian 'oot' thing going on, and British speech patterns (though not an accent still, you can breathe a sigh of relief).

And in a personal addition to this quiz, to find out if you have a Colorado accent, just answer these simple questions.

1. Do you pronounce the word 'both' as 'both' or 'bolth?'
2. What is a 'longjohn'?
3. Do you know what the word 'umber' means?
4. How do you refer to the sandwich served at Subway and Quizno's, etc?
5. Do you pronounce the word 'coupon' as 'quepon' or as 'kewpon'?

If you answered:
1. Bolth
2. A long cream-filled doughnut, a type of undergarment, and a possibly a pirate
3. Yes, the "I'm gonna tell on you" sense of the word.
4. Sub
5. Kewpon

Then you might just be Coloradoan (Northern Coloradoan if you know #3).

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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Book meme

A fun meme that I saw on Thothmuffin's blog. I'm in France at the moment, and so the only book I have on me happens to be in French. It's Le Père Goriot by Honoré de Balzac. I went ahead and added a rough translation in English as well.

Posts about France to come after I return to the land of normal keyboards, promis juré.

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig around for that "cool" or "intellectual" book on your shelves. (I know you were thinking about it.) Just pick up whatever is closest.

Combien serait puissants leurs voeux, combien pur serait l'élan de leurs âmes vers le ciel! Avec quel volupté ne se sacrifieraient-elles pas! De quelle douleur serait atteinte sa mère, si elle ne pouvait envoyer toute la somme! Ces beaux sentiments, ces affroyables sacrifices allaient lui servir d'échelon pour arriver à Delphine de Nucingen.

How powerful their wishes would be, how pure the elan of their souls would be towards heaven! With what voluptuousness they sacrifice themselves! What sadness would her mother recieve, if she couldn't send the entire sum! These nice sentiments, these terrifying sacrifices would serve to put her in the echelons of Delphine de Nucingen.


Monday, February 13, 2006

Where in the World?

My friend Thothmuffin did it, so I thought I would too. It's kind of nice having a visual representation of all the places I've been too, though I am amazed at how much silly lines on maps mean. Because I've crossed the border into Mexico it makes it seem as though I've made it all the way to the Yucatan Pennisula or something. As they say in Thailand, same same, but different!

create your own personalized map of the USA.

create your own visited country map.


Wednesday, February 01, 2006


I've made it to Mumbai and her fast Internet connections, so I wanted to share a few photos of our trip so far. Mostly they are just buildings, but we've got a nice one of me and Chesa at the Taj Mahal. Check it out at Fun FoToS for wHeNeVeR!

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