Jun. 30th, 2010 02:29 am
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Playfully yoinked from Zia...

You Are Black Pepper

You may be considered ordinary by some, but you're far from boring.

You elevate the mood of any discussion, and people miss you when you're not around.

You are secretly very dominant and powerful. Most can only take you in small doses.

You Are Rosemary

You are stable and grounded. You may take a slow, steady approach to live, but you're a survivor.

You are an intellectual and very rational. You can see things from a logical, detached viewpoint.

You are successful but not particularly ambitious. You have a way of letting success come to you.

You tend to be a bit understated and modest. You let your accomplishments speak for themselves.

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Your result for The Which SUPER HERO are you Test...


Congratulations! You scored a super ###%!

Cool, calm and powerful. Whilst your actual super abilities may not be anything too dazzling, you have earnt the respect of both friends and enemies in response to your amazing fighting skills, strategic combat and experience.

Luckily you have access to the greens which can fund all your majorly cool gadgets, vehicles and weapons! Also, you're reluctant but still accepting to the idea of having a teammate/side-kick, which just makes everything a whole lotta fun, doesn't it now!

On the down side, you've probably suffered some sort of trauma at a young age (that's why we don't talk to the old man near the swings, kids).
Similar to the Wolverine, your past is a base for your current motivation, undertaking some kind of personal vow in search of justice.

All in all though, you're one tough nut. There's not a lot of people who have the minerals to go up against you, and you're experienced enough not to get cocky and let the little things like never finding happiness get you down!

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Time to pretend...

It's the interview questions created by Bernard Pivot. Give it a shot and do me a favor: think about your answers. Don't just throw something down. Really think about. I think you may even be surprised by your own answers...

Won't some of you take it with me? :-D


1. What is your favorite word?
Discombobulate. Closely followed by schmegeggi.

2. What is your least favorite word?

3. What is your favorite noise?
If I like it, it’s not noise, it’s music. The gurgling of the coffee pot when it’s almost finished brewing a pot, or rain on a tin roof, far-off thunder, the pound and shush of the ocean.

4. What is your least favorite noise?
Someone with the sniffles. I have mild synaesthesia, and ever since I was a kid, when someone sniffles, it creates a jagged black scribble across my eyes, like someone making hashes with a fat black soft-leaded pencil. Taking those standardized tests in grade school was always excruciating, because at least one kid in every class had the sniffles, and every other bubble to fill in was punctuated with angry black scrawls.

5. What turns you on?
A hand on the small of my back.

6-What turns you off?
Body & facial hair. There’s a limit.

7. What job, other than the one you currently hold, would you MOST like to try?
I’d love to be the next Margaret Moth. That woman lived every moment of her too-brief life.

8. What job, other than the one you currently hold, would you LEAST like to try?
Food service, ‘nuff said.

9. What is your favorite curse word?
I can’t necessarily say that the word I use most often is my favorite. Fuck is useful, don’t get me wrong, but it’s also too common and lacks verbal punch. For me, ‘fuck’ is an exclamation point more than an obscenity. Context is what grabs me the most. If I want to get under a guy’s skin, calling him a ‘punk’ or a ‘bitch’, or falling back on that glorious Spanish term guey, a bull without horns, is so much more satisfying than telling him to go fuck himself. I hate the word cunt so much I cringe to type it, and I could never spit it out aloud, in anger or otherwise.

10. What do you want to the Gods say when you arrive in Heaven your place of the dead, if it exists?
“Hope the door doesn’t hit you in the ass on the way out!”
(I’m a reincarnation instant breakfastist)
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Your result for The Medieval Character Test...


You scored 33 % Honor and 17 % Tolerance!

You have an okay sense of honor and decency, but you woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. You should consider drinking your morning coffee. No one likes an intolerant meanie. Of course, your servants, if you have some, will do what you order them to.

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Jan. 28th, 2010 06:05 pm
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Hee hee, I liked this 'un:

Perzephone's Dewey Decimal Section:

173 Ethics of family relationships

Perzephone = 6586568545 = 658+656+854+5 = 2173

100 Philosophy & Psychology

Books on metaphysics, logic, ethics and philosophy.

What it says about you:
You're a careful thinker, but your life can be complicated and hard for others to understand at times. You try to explain things and strive to express yourself.

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Perzephone's Dewey Decimal Section:

204 Religious experience, life & practice

Perzephone's birthday: 12/31/1973 = 1231+1973 = 3204

200 Religion

The Bible and other religious texts, books about the general philosophy and theory of religion.

What it says about you:
You don't mind thinking about the unknown or other very big ideas. You will never feel like your work is finished. The 200-series is dominated by Christian topics, so you may feel like you're constantly surrounded by Christians.

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Perzephone's Dewey Decimal Section:

666 Ceramic & allied technologies

600 Technology

Health, agriculture, management, public relations, buildings.

What it says about you:
You are creative and inspired to make the world a better place. You can work hard on something when it catches your interest. Your friends have unique interests in common with you.

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Ah, the excitement that is me.

you are olivedrab

Your dominant hues are green and yellow. There's no doubt about the fact that you think with your head, but you don't want to be seen as boring and want people to know about your adventurous streak now and again.

Your saturation level is higher than average - You know what you want, but sometimes know not to tell everyone. You value accomplishments and know you can get the job done, so don't be afraid to run out and make things happen.

Your outlook on life can be bright or dark, depending on the situation. You are flexible and see things objectively.
the spacefem.com html color quiz
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So.. I'm doing the Honesty Time!! Meme...

I WILL BE COMPLETELY HONEST FOR 24 HOURS... You can ask one question; any question, no matter how crazy, sinister, lewd or wrong it is. I will answer no matter what and you will have my FULL honesty; so don't ask if you don't want to know the answer.


Nov. 9th, 2009 06:57 pm
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This is pretty cool

It's called a Johari window

So, uh, what do you folks think of me?

In other news, not spiritual at all, I'm trying Fat Tire Brewery's Mothership Wit beer tonight, and I must say, I like it a lot.
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Your result for The Faery Folk Test...


Kitsune are mischievous spirits or even minor deities of japanese lore. They can take almost any form they want, especially human form, and usually use this to their advantage or amusement. Their natural form is that of a fox - in fact, Kitsune means "fox" in japanese. While it is their nature to be tricksters, they are also inherently wise and are often consulted for their wisdom. Kitsune are renowned as good teachers, guardians, guides and even lovers, and some people worship them. In traditional japanese (and chinese) witchcraft, fox spirits are a very common familiar.

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Which philosopher are you?
Your Result: Sartre/Camus (late existentialists)

The world is absurd. No facts govern it. We live well once we truly accept the world's absurdity. YOU give our life's meaning, and YOU control your world.

(see Nietzsche for very closely tied beliefs)

--This quiz was made by S. A-Lerer.

W.v.O. Quine / Late Wittgenstein
Immanuel Kant
Early Wittgenstein / Positivists
Plato (strict rationalists)
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... and this guy from Seether is the ring-master running amok in my head.

Your result for The Which DOORS song are you? Test...


"Strange days have found us ... and through their strange hours, we linger alone"

You scored highest in Exile, so your Doors song is Strange Days. It is the dark and brooding masterpiece that starts off the album of the same name, which is undoubtedly the most grim and pessimistic album the Doors ever recorded. Like almost everything else on the album, this song is about alientation and being out of touch with the world, but it is not so much about being different from other people as it is about being different from the world itself, being one of the countless people overwhelmed by the changing times and the general confusion and madness of modern existence ... which if anything has only gotten worse since 1967. The song sets the theme for the entire album, with its cover picture of circus freaks and bizzarre performers. Strange Days is the most direct statement The Doors ever made about how people can feel like a stranger in their own homeland ... how the longer we live in this world, the less we seem to understand it ... how in the end, nobody really knows what the fuck is going on. And how we are dragged day by day into an even stranger future.

Strange days have found us. If you don't believe me, take a look around ...





I based this test around four of the crucial elements underlying much of The Doors' music, and also what I perceive to be four distinct facets of Jim Morrison's personality. It's not a perfect system but I think there's a certain logic to it that we can apply here (if you have a better way of doing it, be my guest). These four variables are as follows ...

>>> The Shaman is a spiritual guru, the American Indian's "medicine man" who enters into a trance-like state and enacts a ritual to bring his audience to enlightenment. This is an essential quality of songs like "Break On Through To The Other Side" or any Doors song where mystic knowledge is sought after.

>>> The Reveller is a hedonist that alters his consciousness through physical ecstasy -- sex, alcohol, drugs, and so on -- seeking the Palace of Wisdom through the Road of Excess. This is an essential quality of songs like "Light My Fire" or any Doors song about passion and youthful exhuberance.

>>> The Exile is an outcast that has been alienated by his fellow man, an outsider condemned to a lonely and misunderstood existence. This is an essential quality of songs like "People Are Strange" or any Doors song dealing with alienation and rejection.

>>> The Nihilist is an existential cynic that sees Death as the only real Truth. He or she lives life for the moment and objects to laws, tradition, religion, or any other form of social control ... life is too short to worry about other people's rules. The Nihilist is the proverbial Rebel Without A Cause. This is an essential quality of songs like "When The Music's Over" or any Doors song based on discontent and fatalism.

Most Doors songs contain varying degrees of these four principles, although some songs are very strongly inclined towards one of the four. I didn't include every Doors song ever made in this test, but I did try to include most of their best songs, at least insofar as I could fit them into the framework of my crude scoring system. It's far from perfect, but I think it works in a weird sort of way. Hopefully Morrison isn't rolling over in his grave right now. I mean assuming he's actually in there to begin with.

THE END is the exception to the four variables ... you cannot get this song by scoring high or low in any of these variables. You can only score THE END if you look beyond the four variables and see the true essence of The Doors. There's more to The Doors than "the image" of The Doors ... it's not just about a sex symbol in leather pants tripping on acid and saying the word "fuck" over and over. Forget the hype, just listen to the music. It's some of the most unique and innovative and mind-opening music you will ever experience.

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What's funny is that this test is actually fairly accurate. Strange Days is probably my favorite Doors album... it has all those dark carnival elements.

Ah, Bored.

Aug. 12th, 2009 07:07 pm
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Your result for TA Test : What is your driver?...

Be strong!

The basis of BE STRONG is that something is particularly worth doing if it costs a lot. Not so much in effort but stress, worry and near disaster.

Therefore you will probably put a lot of pressure on yourself and have the feeling that you are on the verge of cracking up or not being able to cope any more. You often speak in a strong voice, shoulder responsibility and additional burdens well and appear to be super cool under pressure. You don't ask for help (must cope on my own....).

A BE STRONG is very difficult to notice externally (this difficulty is often a good sign of a BE STRONG), because you show little outward emotion and appear to have very 'broad shoulders'.

Remember the BE STRONG is very good accommodating poor conditions or putting up with things that many would find unreasonable.

For improvement you need to learn to relax and admit to being weak in some situations. Give yourself permission to take things easy sometimes and accept your emotions.

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I've never heard of her, but I might see if the library has something...

Your result for Which fantasy writer are you?...

Mary Gentle (b. 1956)

11 High-Brow, 9 Violent, 31 Experimental and 11 Cynical!

Congratulations! You are High-Brow, Violent, Experimental and Cynical! These concepts are defined below.

Mary Gentle is a UK author whose work has received some acclaim. Her great break-through came with 1984 fantasy novel Golden Witchbreed, which depicts the travels of a UK envoy on a planet, Orthe, where the inhabitants have, by choice, abandoned a high-tech society for a seemingly less advanced way of life. Though nominally science fiction, the novel is generally called fantasy, partly because Orthe has the feel of a fantasy world. Nothing is what it first seems to be on Orthe, however, and the envoy's journey across the planet gradually reveals a vividly imagined alternate society, where nothing is ever over-simplified or, for that matter, easy. Gentle revisited Orthe in 1987, when the sequel Ancient Light was published.

Since then Gentle has written the White Crow sequence, starting with Rats and Gargoyles (1990), which has received some acclaim, not least from other writers; China Miéville, for example, put it on his list of "50 science fiction and fantasy novels socialists should read". She has also written Grunts! (1992), a novel set in a Tolkien-like fantasy world, but told from the point of view of the orcs, as well as several other books.

Gentle is not one to shun away from difficult issues in her works and is equally unafraid of discussing and depicting violence. Neither has she settled to writing the same kind of story over and over, and, while being at her best a great entertainer, she has the ability of twisting and bending fantasy environments and themes at her will, making unafraid a key-word of her career as a writer.

You are also a lot like Gene Wolfe.

If you want something more gentle (no pun intended), try Philip Pullman.

If you'd like a challenge, try your exact opposite, J K Rowling.

Your score

This is how to interpret your score: Your attitudes have been measured on four different scales, called 1) High-Brow vs. Low-Brow, 2) Violent vs. Peaceful, 3) Experimental vs. Traditional and 4) Cynical vs. Romantic. Imagine that when you were born, you were in a state of innocence, a tabula rasa who would have scored zero on each scale. Since then, a number of circumstances (including genetical, cultural and environmental factors) have pushed you towards either end of these scales. If you're at 45 or -45 you would be almost entirely cynical, low-brow or whatever. The closer to zero you are, the less extreme your attitude. However, you should always be more of either (eg more romantic than cynical). Please note that even though High-Brow, Violent, Experimental and Cynical have positive numbers (1 through 45) and their opposites negative numbers (-1 through -45), this doesn't mean that either quality is better. All attitudes have their positive and negative sides, as explained below.

High-Brow vs. Low-Brow

You received 11 points, making you more High-Brow than Low-Brow. Being high-browed in this context refers to being more fascinated with the sort of art that critics and scholars tend to favour, rather than the best-selling kind. At their best, high-brows are cultured, able to appreciate the finer nuances of literature and not content with simplifications. At their worst they are, well, snobs.

Violent vs. Peaceful

You received 9 points, making you more Violent than Peaceful. Please note that violent in this context does not mean that you, personally, are prone to violence. This scale is a measurement of a) if you are tolerant to violence in fiction and b) whether you see violence as a means that can be used to achieve a good end. If you are, and you do, then you are violent as defined here. At their best, violent people are the heroes who don't hesitate to stop the villain threatening innocents by means of a good kick. At their worst, they are the villains themselves.

Experimental vs Traditional

You received 31 points, making you more Experimental than Traditional. Your position on this scale indicates if you're more likely to seek out the new and unexpected or if you are more comfortable with the familiar, especially in regards to culture. Note that traditional as defined here does not equal conservative, in the political sense. At their best, experimental people are the ones who show humanity the way forward. At their worst, they provoke for the sake of provocation only.

Cynical vs Romantic

You received 11 points, making you more Cynical than Romantic. Your position on this scale indicates if you are more likely to be wary, suspicious and skeptical to people around you and the world at large, or if you are more likely to believe in grand schemes, happy endings and the basic goodness of humankind. It is by far the most vaguely defined scale, which is why you'll find the sentence "you are also a lot like x" above. If you feel that your position on this scale is wrong, then you are probably more like author x. At their best, cynical people are able to see through lies and spot crucial flaws in plans and schemes. At their worst, they are overly negative, bringing everybody else down.

Author picture by the talented artist "Molosovsky". Visit http://www.flickr.com/people/25360041@N06/ for more!

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Your Animal is the Stag
You are a proud, independent person. You take care of yourself and are very attractive.
You keep a bit of a distance from the world, but you still understand it well.

You are both spiritual and intuitive. You are sensitive to all of the creatures around you.
You enjoy travel, especially when it involves a long journey. You especially love traveling outdoors.
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I've got the crazies again...

I am Rabies. Grrrrrrrr!
Which Horrible Affliction are you?
A Rum and Monkey disease.
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I've never known any greyhounds, only admired them from afar, so I have no idea what kind of temperament greyhounds have. I imagine them as being noble, gentle, elegant creatures with poise and grace. I've known many, many hounds. Hounds are vigorous, fun-loving dogs for the most part. They like to fetch and chase moving things.

I've known many, many male dogs, whole & neutered, and unless they're a chihuahua, male dogs are usually just big lovey dopes. I've known a lot of female dogs, whole and spayed. I gotta tell ya, the female dogs I've known have, for the most part, been either true queens or 'mama' dogs. The queens are haughty, poised, elegant and demanding. They can be spoiled & dainty, but most don't throw temper tantrums... they just like things a certain way & get upset when things change. The 'mama' dogs don't like people to quarrel & will get between arguing people & push them apart. They get between fighting dogs & shove them aside with growls & nips & heavy paws. They are loving and infinitely patient.

Chelsie is weird. She's just weird, and exasperating and I still don't know exactly what kind of dog she's going to grow up to be. She's at least starting to entertain herself more. If I try to take a shower, I block off my bathroom door w/a kiddie gate - and she starts crying, which escalates when I actually get into the tub & pull the curtain closed. Today she's been moody & acting insecure - when I got into the car after my class this afternoon, she climbed into my lap in the front seat & wanted to be held & put her head on my shoulder, which she hasn't done since we brought her home, & refused to go back in the back seat. We took her to the dog park & she got to run around & meet all kinds of new doggies, but since we got home she's been like an extra hip to me and Rob. An extra 60 pound hip with claws. Most of the time she doesn't even want to be petted but today she's been all touchy-feely. She has to eat when we eat, and will sulk if I deny her something (like chocolate ice cream - but I can sometimes bribe her w/ice cubes, of all things). If I sit on the couch next to Rob, she has to be in the middle - not because I'm touching Rob, or because Rob's touching me, but because she has to be the center of attention. She's also extremely skittish & a big fraidy-dog. If she gets too close to one of the kiddie gates & it falls over she flips out. We've got coats piled on a chair & one night she chased a ball under the chair & the coats fell off it & she hasn't forgiven the big-ass parka yet. I put it on & she attacked it like the coat was attacking me or something. I've tried all the doggy-therapy things for getting a puppy over that 'fear imprint' stage, but I'm afraid that she's permanently traumatized by kiddie gates & big-ass winter coats. At least she's gotten over her terror of cars - she'll get into the car on her own & will bark out the window at people on the sidewalk. We call her the PTSD-dog, which is not something I'd joke about, but she acts like it. She still barks in her sleep, jumps at sudden moves & noises, freaks out at weird crap & can't be alone in one room if she knows you're in another room & can't get to you.

But, in spite of all her weirdness, we luffs her. It's like me & Rob had a missing piece in the jigsaw puzzle of our lives & she fit right into it.

Your result for The Dog Reincarnation Test...


50% Basenji, 25% German_Shepherd, 13% Labrador, 25% Poodle, 25% Doberman, 31% Fox_Terrier, 31% Dachshund, 38% Bulldog, 25% Chinese_Crested, 25% Cocker_Spaniel and 6% Collie!

The Basenji is a very curious and careful dog. Someone that enjoys their alone time and the presence of their own company make great candidates for being reincarnated as a Basenji.

The Basenji is mostly known best for being a "barkless" dog. The dog will sing, though, which they call a yodel. The dog is very muscular and moves with agility and ease. It has a wrinkled head and a curly tail. It loves to play and be active, but it can be very independent and aloof. It's not much for meeting strangers and may not be good around kids. It doesn't have a dog odor and has a very short coat that needs minimal grooming.

A Look Back Prized for its hunting prowess in its native Central Africa, the first specimens of the Basenji were brought from the source of the Nile as presents to the Pharaohs of ancient Egypt. The breed wasn’t successfully introduced in England until 1937, and the first litter of Basenji puppies raised to maturity in America was in 1941. In Africa, the natives use him for pointing, retrieving and driving game into nets.

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Dec. 4th, 2008 09:03 pm
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This is not me... and I answered all the questions honestly, too, lol. Most people who know me know I could get lost in a paper bag, North is whichever direction I'm facing at the time and I regularly trip over my own feet. (And don't get me started about the night spent w/a Norse Wiccan & a Discordian lost 8' from the fucking road...)

I dunno - maybe this is me if I had depth perception?

Your result for Howard Gardner's Eight Types of Intelligence Test...


27% Logical, 39% Spatial, 31% Linguistic, 25% Intrapersonal, 6% Interpersonal, 39% Musical, 29% Bodily-Kinesthetic and 31% Naturalistic!

"This area has to do with vision and spatial judgment. People with strong visual-spatial intelligence are typically very good at visualizing and mentally manipulating objects. They have a strong visual memory and are often artistically inclined. Those with visual-spatial intelligence also generally have a very good sense of direction and may also have very good hand-eye coordination, although this is normally seen as a characteristic of the bodily-kinesthetic intelligence.

Careers which suit those with this intelligence include artists, engineers, and architects." (Wikipedia)

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Sorceror & Cthulhu Spawn are pretty close there...

Which creature of the night are you?
Your Result: Sorceror

Control is the name of your game. You are a studied tactician and scientist and you seek a kingdom where things make sense, damn the morals, even if you have to create it. You are cold, calm and calculating.

Cthulu Spawn
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I just thought something odd... I live in a cube - does that make me a cenobite?
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I may be sage, but am I divine sage?

Your result for What Spice Are You Test...

You are Sage!

10% Habanero, 30% Sage, 10% Thyme, 10% Ginger, 20% Garlic, 10% Curry, 0% Cinnamon and 10% Oregano!

Sage is a very classic herb. You tend to use intelligence in making decisions instead of brute force.

You are the type of person that people want to get to know and be friends with. You don't feel as if you have to impress people because you tend to be very self assured.

At a party you would be happy to just sit in the corner and watch people, or perhaps find someone to have an intelligent conversation with.

You prefer to think before you act, as you are rather analytical. You can be both dazzling and graceful. People tend to notice you without you trying to make it happen.

You may not be religious, but you are very spiritual. You desire relationships that last rather then passing ones.

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Part of the fun of having a puppy is feeding them weird (harmless) stuff. Like soda water. Chelsie wants some of whatever we're eating or drinking & Rob's got some club soda. He poured some into a bowl & it's just a riot watching her deal w/the bubbles & fizz. She licks the side of the bowl & backs off, shaking her head. She licks the air above the bowl, she barks at the bowl, she pounces around the bowl. (Oh dear Gods, Rob's now letting her drink it from the bottle... y'all don't even want to know what's going through my head while watching that!)

I've got a 5-page report for my History of Rock class due by midnight & you see what I'm sitting here doing. I was originally going to do it on Peter Gabriel, until I looked at the due date yesterday & saw it was due today. So I said, Ok, fine, Led Zeppelin it is! I love the Mighty Zep, I really do, but I've never tried to write a paper on them before and it's astounding how much I don't know about LZ. Robert Plant got a 2008 Country Music Award for an album he did w/Allison Kraus (which is a fantastic album, too, & they look like they had a lot of fun with the videos). Jimmy Page is an officer of the Order of the British Empire (basically a knighthood) for his charity work w/his wife in Brazil. (Jimmy Page also looks like old Bilbo Baggins now that he's stopped dying his hair black). They also never received a good review from Rolling Stone for any of the albums they released as a band.
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Your rainbow is shaded green.


What is says about you: You are an intelligent person. You feel strong ties to nature and your mood changes with its cycles. Those around you admire your fresh outlook and vitality.

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