You are one of life’s enjoyers, determined to get the most you can out of your brief spell on Earth. Probably what first attracted you to atheism was the prospect of liberation from the Ten Commandments, few of which are compatible with a life of pleasure. You play hard and work quite hard, have a strong sense of loyalty and a relaxed but consistent approach to your philosophy.

You can’t see the point of abstract principles and probably wouldn’t lay down your life for a concept though you might for a friend. Something of a champagne humanist, you admire George Bernard Shaw for his cheerful agnosticism and pursuit of sensual rewards and your Hollywood hero is Marlon Brando, who was beautiful, irascible and aimed for goodness in his own tortured way.

Sometimes you might be tempted to allow your own pleasures to take precedence over your ethics. But everyone is striving for that elusive balance between the good and the happy life. You’d probably open another bottle and say there’s no contest.

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god, i wish...

You Are 19 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

(stolen from social studies)

We think Lily may be the slightest bit colicy. It's more of a grunting thing she does, rather than straight screaming, but it does seem to be concentrated in the evening hours, and she's quite gassy through the whole thing, so it's reasonable to assume that it's colic. We have started using a hot water bottle for her tummy and a little sound machine that plays sounds like water or a heartbeat, and both seem to help. Of course, I have undergone the obligitory diet change: no broccoli, eggs, beans, dairy or caffine. I think it's helping, and it had better be. If I had my own religion, the two greatest sins would be decaf coffee and non dairy creamer. Right now my whole world is decaf coffee and non dairy creamer. Beacuse on 3 hours of sleep, it is possible to forget it's decaf coffee with non dairy creamer. What I wouldn't give for a big ass latte right about now.

On an interesting note: Lily and I took what ended up being about a 2 mile walk today, to drop the boys off at grandma's for the night. She had her big soft pink blanket, and I a thick sweater, and we were both quite comfortable. I did have to stop by the local coffee shop for some decaf coffee with non dairy creamer when the sun went down, just to fight off the slightest chill. It was by all accounts a lovely evening. And less than 100 miles away, there was so much snow falling that the highways were closing. I think Colorado is neat.

Thanksgiving is a'comin, and I'm starting to gear up for it. No cooking just yet, but I am putting together a menu in my head. The pressure is off this year, as all of Josh's family will be out of town, and so I have no gourmet expectations to live up to this year. However, leave it to my family to spice it right back up.

My brother is coming for the holiday. This will be the first time ever that he will stay in my house. His pregnant wife and 2 sons will be here with him. I am a bit nervous about all this. Let's add to it that this means my father, step mopther and step sister will now be joining us for the holiday. This will be the first time in the history of our family that we will spend a hoilday together. Not even as children did we attempt this.

Do they sell turkeys with extra tryptophan? I may need booze if they don't. It's gonna be interesting.