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Lazy Blog Post

Yes. I know I haven't posted here for 3 months... with good reason. Deal with it!

1. You can ONLY answer Yes or No.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks. -- and believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming as nothing is exactly as it seems.

Now, here's what you're supposed to do. . . Copy and paste this into your notes, delete my answers, type in your answers and tag as many of your friends as you'd like to.

Kissed any one of your LJ friends? --- no
Been arrested? --- no
Kissed someone you didn't like? --- yes
Slept in until 5 PM? --- no
Fallen asleep at work/school? --- yes
Held a snake? --- yes
Ran a red light? --- yes 
Experienced love at first sight? --- no
Totaled your car in an accident? --- no
Been fired from a job? --- yes
Fired somebody? --- no
Sang karaoke? --- yes
Pointed a gun at someone? --- yes
Done something you told yourself you wouldn't? --- yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? --- no
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? --- yes
Kissed in the rain? --- no
Had a close brush with death (your own)? --- no
Seen someone die? --- no
Played spin-the-bottle? --- yes
Sang in the shower? --- yes
Smoked a cigar? --- no
Sat on a rooftop? --- yes
Smuggled something into another country? --- no
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? --- no
Broken a bone? --- no
Skipped school? --- no
Eaten a bug? --- yes
Sleepwalked? --- no
Walked a moonlit beach? --- yes
Rode a motorcycle? --- yes
Dumped someone? --- no
Forgotten your anniversary? --- no
Lied to avoid a ticket? --- no
Ridden on a helicopter? --- no
Shaved your head? --- no
Blacked out from drinking? --- no
Played a prank on someone? --- yes
Hit a home run? -- no
Felt like killing someone? --- yes
Cross-dressed? --- yes
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? --- yes
Eaten snake? --- no
Marched/Protested? --- no
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? --- yes
Puked on amusement ride? --- no
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? --- no
Been in a band? --- no
Knitted? --- yes
Been on TV? --- yes
Shot a gun? --- yes
Skinny-dipped? --- no
Gave someone stitches? --- no
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? --- no
Ridden a surfboard? --- no
Drank straight from a liquor bottle? --- yes
Had surgery? --- no
Streaked? --- no
Taken by ambulance to hospital? -- yes
Peed on a bush? --- no
Donated Blood? --- no
Grabbed electric fence? --- no
Eaten alligator meat? --- no
Eaten cheesecake? --- yes
Eaten your kids' Halloween candy? --- yes
Killed an animal when not hunting? --- yes
Peed your pants in public? --- no
Snuck into a movie without paying? --- no
Written graffiti? --- no
Still love someone you shouldn't? --- no
Think about the future? --- yes
Think about the furniture? --- yes
Believe in love? --- yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? --- yes
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More Silliness - Looking Back at High School

Answer these questions about your SENIOR year of high school! The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!!

1. Did you date someone from your school?


2. Did you marry someone from your high school?

Yes, I did. Almost 22 years and counting! 

3. Did you car pool to school?

I either drove or my mom dropped me off. 

4. What kind of car did you have?

I had a dark blue 1980 Dodge Omni. I still miss that car! 

5. What kind of car do you have now?

A gold 1998 Ford Windstar minivan. 

6. It's Friday night...where are you (then)?

Rehearsal, doing homework, or talking on the phone. 

7. It is Friday night...where are you (now)?

Home with my kids and husband!

8. What kind of job did you have in high school?

1. Outside Order Taker at Wendy's
2. Talking Christmas Tree for Dayton's
3. Employee Service Center Attendant at Target

9. What kind of job do you do now?

I'm a Web Content Manager for a major health care insurance provider.

10. Were you a party animal?

Ha! You're kidding, right? "Party" and "animal" are never two words that were ever used for me. 

11. Were you considered a flirt?

Nope. At least, don't think I was.

No. Not a flirt.

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir?

I was in orchestra, choir and Pop Singers. Loved it. 

13. Were you a nerd?

Yes, but back then I prefered the term geek. I was a theater / speech / music geek. At the time I thought that "nerd" was more for the socially awkward. 

14. Did you get suspended or expelled?

Nope. I never got in trouble.

15. Can you sing the fight song?

Oh, God, yes. I still know every, single word. "Central! We sing to Central! To the finest in Da-KO-ta!" 

I'm not proud of that. 

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher(s)?

Mrs. Brown, taught me English and Theater, and was my director through many Central shows. I consider her one of my earliest mentors. Then there was Mrs. Tunseth, my speech coach... we called her "Mom"!

17. Where did you sit during lunch?

By senior year we were sick of the lunch room. Most of the time I walked downtown for a nutritious Coke and Snickers bar. Sometimes I switched it up for a Baby Ruth or Butterfinger. 

18. What was your school's full name?

Grand Forks Central High School

19. When did you graduate?


20. What was your school mascot?

We were the "Redskins". Political correctness wasn't yet in vogue. The mascot was an "Indian". It's since been changed to the "Knights". I've always wondered how that worked for the girls' teams? 

21. If you could go back and do it again, would you?

Once was enough. 

22. Did you have fun at Prom?

I never went to the Prom. I wasn't invited. 

Instead, every year I had a party at my house for the girls I knew who didn't get invited either. 

23. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with?


24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion?

Eh. Don't know. With the exception of a very few people, I really didn't enjoy the last two. 

25. Do you still talk to people from school?

Lately, more than I have in MANY years. The magic of Facebook. 
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For My Friends Who Have Nothing Better To Do...

...than read silly facts about me. 

-Available: Taken. Quite taken. With my wonderful hubby of 22 years.
-Age: 42. I'm going to be disappointed when I turn 43. 
-Annoyance: The economy
-Animal: Buddy the Poodle

-Beer: Guiness 
-Birthday: December 16 
-Body part on opposite sex: Shoulders
-Best feeling in the world: Snuggling with my kids as newborns.
-Blind or deaf: Is that a question or a choice? I'd take blind. 
-Best weather: Sunny and warm.
-Been in love: Oh, yes... and still am. 
-Been on stage: Frequently and concentually. 
-Believe in Santa: Nope.

-Candy: Chocolate wins.
-Color: Green. Forest. Loden. Moss. 
-Chocolate/Vanilla: Both! Chocolate! Both!
-Chinese/Mexican food: I've never had Chinese/Mexican food. Chinese if I HAD to choose.
-Cake or pie: Pie. With real whipped cream.
-Continent to visit: Europe... then Austrailia.
-Cheese: All kinds. I love'em. Particularly fond of Brie and Camembert. 

-Day or night: Night.
-Dancing in the rain: Absolutely.

-Eyes: Green.
-Everyone's got: A story.
-Ever failed a class: No, but I came awfully close. 

-First thought when waking up: Gotta wake up Alex.
-Food: Yes, please.

-Greatest fear: Losing my family.
-Goals: Travel the world.
-Gum: Eh. I can take it or leave it.
-Get along with parents: Mostly. 

-Hair color: Mostly blonde.
-Height: 5'7"
-Holiday: Halloween. 
-How do you want to die: In my sleep. 

-Ice cream: Butter Pecan or Rocky Road
-Instrument: Viola, Piano and Voice.

-Jewelry: My wedding rings. Everything else is negotiable.
-Job: Web Content Manager.

-Kids: Two wonderful kids.  
-Kickboxing or karate: Never did either, but I did do several years of Tae Kwon-Do.
-Keep a journal: Nope. 

-Love: is life.
-Letter: K.
-Laughed so hard you cried: Often.

-Milk flavor: Ovaltine Chocolate Malt
-Movies: Ecclectic collection. 
-Motion sickness: RARELY. Unless you count "The Incredible Hulk" roller coaster at Universal Studios. Ruined most of a day for me.  
-McD's or BK: McD's, if I do partake. Can't stand BK. 

-Number: 17 - It's the day of the month that both of our kids were born on. 
-Negative or positive: Positive. Or take it down the middle - Nesitive or pogative. 
-New age or old fashion: In regards to what? 
-New Year's Resolution: Not to have a resolution.
-Night club or pub: PUB
-North or South: South. I've had enough of the north.

-One wish: For the economy - all debts are forgiven and everyone gets a fresh start. 
-Ocean or desert: Ocean.
-Outside or in: In the north - in. In the south - out.
-Once I...: dreamed a dream. 

-Pepsi/Coke: Coke.
-Perfect Pizza: The kitchen sink. Everything on it. Yum.
-Piercings: Ears double pierced. 

-Quiet: Love it.
-Qualities: Calm, intelligent, careful.
-Quilt or comforter: Comforter. 

-Reason to cry: There are many, but I'd rather smile. 
-Reality TV: Should be banned from the airwaves. 
-Radio station: Usually NPR. 
-Roll your tongue in a circle: Yup. I have that particular genetic trait. 
-Ring size: Not a clue.
-Rollerskate/Rollerblade: Rollerskate. God didn't intend wheels to be lined up in a row. 

-Shoe size: 7-1/2
-Salad dressing: Blue Cheese or Basalmic Viniagrette
-Sushi: Yum.
-Skinny dipped: Never. 
-In the shower: I bathe. 
-Strawberries/Blueberries: Strawberries. Ah, hell. Both.

-Travel: My bag is packed. Let's go. 
-Treasures: Mostly of the heart. 
-Tattoos: None.

-up the coast or down the river: Down the river.
-unusual: In some ways. 

-vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar

-Walk or jog: Walk. Jog not good for knees.
-What's your favorite childhood memory: I don't remember.

-Xtra...: Read all about it? Sugar free gum?
-Xtreme: sports? Hot tubbing?

-Yesterday I...,Today I am..., Tomorrow I will be...: Looked for a job, looked for a job, looking for a job.

-Zoo or fair: Depends on what kind of animals I want to see.
-Zig or Zag: Launch every zig!
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69 Confession Questions

Get your mind out of the gutter.

Now. I've been out of blogging circulation for quite some time... as is wont to happen with me. Thought I'd jump start it with a little silliness courtesy of Magic Marmot.

69 Confession Questions
1. The phone rings; who do you want it to be?
A notification that I've won a contest to travel the world with my family for the next year.

2. When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
Never. My back yard is full of 'em.

3. In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
Listener. Most of the time. 

4. Do you take compliments well?
Yeeaah. Kinda.

5. Do you play Sudoku?
I've played Sudoku. I don't do it with any regularity, though.

6. If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
Odds are good. I've done a lot of camping, and I've got a lot of common sense.

7. Do you like to ride horses?
Love it! Wish I could do it all the time.

8. Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
Church camp. It actually was a lot cooler than it sounds.

9. What was your favorite game as a kid?
Two square or four square. 

10. If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he/she was married, would you go for it?
Not no, but hell no. 

11. Have you lied to get out of a date?
No. I didn't get asked out all that much anyway! 

12. Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
As long as they were tolerant of MY beliefs... yes.

13. Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
It depends on if it's a kill or be killed scenario.

14. Use three words to describe yourself?
Casual, serene, earthy

15. Do any songs make you cry?
Yes. And no, I'm not going to tell you which songs.

16. Are you continuing your education?
I'm always trying to learn new things, just not in a formal way.

17. Do you know how to shoot a gun?
I sure do. And not to brag, but I'm a damn good shot, too. 

18. If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
"Thing"? I assume that my family comes first. Second, would be a "thing"... probably my purse.

19. How often do you read books?
Usually every day. 

20. Do you think more about the past, present or future?
As busy as my life is right now, I usually only have time to think about the near-future. 

21. What is your favorite children's book?
Mr Rabbit and the Lovely Present

22. What color are your eyes?

23. How tall are you?

24. Where is your dream house located?
Somewhere in England.

25. Do you have a secret fetish?
No. All of my fetishes are public.

26. Have you tried sushi?
Yes. And I like it a lot. Don't like the price, though.

27. Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?

28. When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
A couple of weeks ago. 

29. When was the last time you were at Church?
Wow. A few years ago, for a funeral. I'm not exactly a regular church-goer any more. 

30. Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
The laundry room.

31. What was your favorite job?
A military switchboard supervisor in Germany. Best job ever. 

32. Do you like mustard?
Love it. All kinds. 

33. Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
Eat. Both are necessary, but I won't go out of my way for a nap like I would for... say... ice cream.

34. Do you look like your mom or dad?
I'm a good mix, but facially, I resemble my mom most.

35. How long does it take you in the shower?
How long does what take me? I love showers. I can stand in there until I run out of hot water if I have the time. 

36. Can you do the splits?
Almost. Not as limber as I used to be. Probably could if I worked at it. 

37. What movie do you want to see right now?
Not a movie. More Doctor Who. 

38. If you could fast forward your life, would you?
Heavens, no. Life moves fast enough as it is. Could I slow it down, instead? 

39. What did you do for New Year's?
Did the traditional Rocky & Teresa thing for awhile.

40. Do you think The Grudge was scary?
Didn't see it. It really didn't appeal. 

41. Could you relate to a character in Mean Girls?
I've seen it once. Can't remember a damn thing. I think it's a case of teen-movie-amnesia.

42. Do you own a camera phone?
Yes. Although I didn't buy the phone for the camera. You can hardly buy a phone these days that doesn't come with the bells and whistles.

43. Do you have an "ex box" with pics and letters from past lovers?
Um. No. 

44. Was your mom a cheerleader?

45. What's the last letter of your middle name?
E. What kind of a question is THAT? 

46. Do you like your middle name?
Yes. It's the same as my mother and my paternal grandmother. What are the odds? 

47. How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
Usually not enough. Next question.

48. Do you like care bears?
Oh. How many kinds of "no" are there? 

49. What do you buy at the movies?
A ticket? Duh! Oh, food? If I'm not watching calories, a small popcorn and a Coca-Cola Icee. 

50. Do you know how to play poker?
I'm terrible at it. I need a list of the types of hands and always forget  whose turn it is to bet.

51. Do you wear your seatbelt?
In the car? Yes. 

52. What do you wear to sleep?
Pajamas and a bear skin rug.

53. Anything big ever happen in your hometown?
I'd say so. Flood of the century, anyone? 

54. How many meals do you eat a day?

55. Is your tongue pierced?
Yeesh. No. Although I'm felt as though I've bitten it through a few times. Ouch.

56. Ever meet anyone you met on myspace?
Only people I knew already, prior to MySpace. And I logged about 2 hours on MySpace. I can't stand it. 

57. Do you read myspace bulletins?

58. Do you like funny or serious people better?
Each has its time and place.

59. Ever been to L.A.?

60. Did you eat a cookie today?
No. I seldom eat cookies. 

61. Do you use cuss words in other languages?
Oui. Merd. 

62. Do you steal or pay for your music downloads?
I don't download music, but what my son downloads, we pay for. 

63. Do you hate chocolate?
No. I loves chocolate. We're in a long-term platonic relationship.

64. What do you and your parents fight about the most?
I can't remember the last time we fought. They're well-versed in being avoidy with fighting. Just a heaping helping of passive-aggressive.

65. Are you a gullible person?
Yes. I love to travel.

66. Do you need a boyfriend/girlfriend to be happy?
Certainly not. I have a husband! 

67. If you could have any job what would it be?
Professional world traveler. Know of any openings? 

68. Are you easy to get along with?
I think so. You got a problem with that? 

69. What is your favorite time of day?
Any time of day when my time is my own. 
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So This is Why I Never Got into Modern Art

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Traditional, Vibrant, and Tasteful

Islamic art is developed from many sources: Roman, Early Christian, and Byzantine styles were taken over in early Islamic architecture; the architecture and decorative art of pre-Islamic Persia was of paramount significance; Central Asian styles were brought in with various nomadic incursions; and Chinese influences . Islamic art uses many geometical floral or vegetable designs in a repetitive pattern known as arabesque. It is used to symbolize the transcendent, indivisible and infinite nature of Allah.

People that like Islamic art tend to be more traditional people that appreciate keeping patterns that they learned and experienced from their past. It is not to say that they are not innovative personalities, they just do not like to let go of their roots. They like to put new ideas into details and make certain that they will work before sharing them with others. Failure is not something they like to think about because they are more interested in being successful and appreciated for their intelligence. These people can also be or like elaborate things in their life as long as they are tasteful. They tend to prefer geometric patterns and vibrant colors.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

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36 Things

If you're on my friends list, I want to know 36 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine or babble on, if you'd like... you're on my list, so I want to know you better!

Comment here and repost a blank one on your own journal.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) Favorite and least favorite food?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you re post this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
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50 Question Meme

Rhapsody, Too is rapidly becoming my silliness blog, while Rhapsody is my serious blog. Eh, eventually I'll figure out my split personality. Until then...

50 Question Meme (courtesy of MagicMarmot)

1. You have 10 dollars and need to buy snacks at a gas station, what do you buy?
If calories know no bounds? Potato chips, pretzels and onion dip.

2. If you were reincarnated as another creature, what would you be:
I'm waffling between a herd animal and a predator. Either a horse or a lion.

3. Who's your favorite red head?
My mom. 

4. What do you order when you're at IHOP?
It's been a long time since I IHOPped. I'm not much for pancakes. I'm more of an omelet or eggs benedict kinda person.

5. Last book you read?
Right now I'm in the middle of "Melymbrosia" by Virginia Woolf and "Les Miserables" by Victor Hugo. The last one I finished (a few weeks ago) was "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens.

6. What is important in a relationship?
Love, friendship, trust, respect.

7. Describe the last time you were injured?
Can't remember. I don't get injured very often. 

8. Of all your friends, who would you want to be stuck in a well with?
First, not Avindair. Not because he wouldn't be great to be stuck in a well with, but because I'd want one of us to be out of the well for the kids. (Always thinking...) Maybe Trees. She would be level headed, strong, and we'd get along until we were rescued or figured our way out. 

9. Rock concert or symphony?
If I had to pick... symphony.  

10. What is the wallpaper of your cell phone?
An image of the purple clematis flowers covering a trellis in my Mom's back yard.

11. Soda?
Eh. Pretty much any diet variety in moderation.

12. Cranium or Monopoly?
Neither. I've never played Cranium that much, and Monopoly makes me achey.

13. One type of transportation for the rest of your life?
Air... if I didn't have to deal with the Department of Homeland Security... 'cause then I could still travel the world.

14. Most recent movie you've watched in the theater?
I think it was "The Dark Knight".

15. What's your favorite kind of cake?
German chocolate.

16. Name an actor/actress who you think is hot:
I have to choose one? Okay. For now I'll say Ewan McGregor... but he is one of many.

17. What did you have for dinner last night?
Tomato soup and grilled cheese.

18. Look to your left, what do you see?
Avindair's computer chair.

19. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Newer ones, yes. Old ratty ones, no.

20. Favorite toy as a child?
Barbie's RV. 

21. Do you buy your own groceries?
Yes. I do most of the grocery shopping.  

22. Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
Probably. Strange though. It feels egotistical to believe that they do, and naive to think that they don't. 

23. When's the last time you had sour gummy worms?
Yuch. Years.

24. What's your favorite fruit?

25. Do you have a picture of yourself doing a cartwheel?

26. How do you feel about long distance relationships?
Ha! Been there. Done that. Doing it again. When the relationship is important and strong, one does what is necessary.

27. Have you ever eaten snow?
Sure! But only the fresh, new-fallen stuff. Ever had snow-cream? Fresh snow and sweetened evaporated milk... like ice cream.

28. What color are your bed sheets?
Today? Gold. Not like shiney gold. Deep yellow gold... like a harvest gold.

29. What's your favorite flower?

30. Were you or are you in ballet?
I took ballet for many years as a kid.

31. Do you listen to classical music?
Yes, when working on writing or reading.

32. Do you have a "wacky noodle"?
What kind of a question is that? 

33. Do you watch Spongebob?
No. Definitely not. No.

34. Last food you ate?
An M&M from my MIMA Summit goodie bag.

35. Do people consider you smart?
Yes, I think so.

36. What time is it?
It's Howdy Doody time! 

37. Is your away message on?

38. Have you ever tried gluing your fingers together?
Why would I?

39. What curse word do you use the most?
Shit, how the fuck would I know? 

40. Do you own an iPod?

41. What time is your alarm clock set for?
6:00am... and it really should be set earlier.

42. What CD is currently in your CD player?
In the car, probably one of my Gaelic Storm collection. I use the DVD player in the house... but nothing right now. 

43. What movie do you know every line to?
Princess Bride, definitely... I know most of the lines in the first three (last three?) Star Wars movies, most of the Star Trek movies, and a good hefty chunk of most lines in most movies I really like. 

44. What is your favorite salad dressing?
Bleu cheese... but I usually pick a viniagrette to keep the calorie guilties away.

45. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos?
Hmmm... tattoos aren't a turn-on for me, but each to his own. It would depend on the person. I'm not a fan of excessive body art, but I don't have anything against it. 

46. How old will you be on your next birthday?
The answer to life, the universe and everything.

47. Do you enjoy giving hugs?
Yes, I do. I enjoy getting hugs, too.

48. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach?
This morning before I looked at all the websites we launched today.

49. What's the way people most often mispronounce any part of your name?
It's hard to mispronounce my name. It's pretty basic. Misspellings on the other hand... 

50. How much money do you have?
None of your business. That's how much.
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Hailing frequencies open, Captain.

I know it's silly... but it's Star Trek. STAR TREK!

Your results:
You are Uhura
Will Riker
Deanna Troi
Beverly Crusher
Mr. Sulu
Geordi LaForge
Jean-Luc Picard
Mr. Scott
James T. Kirk (Captain)
An Expendable Character (Redshirt)
Leonard McCoy (Bones)
You are a good communicator with a
pleasant soft-spoken voice.
Also a talented singer.

Click here to take the "Which Star Trek character are you?" quiz...