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I have no results for the "How Texas are you?" quiz, because I am apparently not Texas enough to check a box that says "Forget driving a Porsche, you'd rather have a brand new truck." Aargh. I got annoyed by the stereotyping and didn't answer at all. (Not annoyed enough to refuse to link to it, though, you notice.) However, for some reason, the one about how the only spices you know are salt, pepper, ketchup, bbq sauce, and Ranch dressing amused me instead of annoying me, even though I've heard variations on it before. It's still very Texas. Nevermind that I loathe ranch dressing and am not really all that big on BBQ sauce, the stuff is inescapable around here. So are pickups, actually - although everybody that doesn't actually own a ranch or something is suddenly scrambling to get rid of theirs. Anyway, the silly quiz as a whole was mildly amusing, I just didn't think you could really get anything resembling meaningful results out of the thing. (Although I suppose expecting meaningful results out of a Blogthing is probably ridiculous, in any case!) (And besides, if you think about it too hard, the part about ranch dressing being a spice will break your brain.)

Well, anyway. What else? I have been shopping on Etsy again - this time I bought these lampwork earrings, which I have been eyeing for a couple of days. In semi-related news, you may have noticed that I have mostly stopped babbling about jewelry lately - I think there's a definite connection between the lack of bead-talk and the increase in WoW talk. If I spend all my time on the latter, there's no time to make jewelry. However, there are still beads and findings all over my dining room table and I have no doubt that I will pick it up again eventually. As a matter of fact, just yesterday I was thinking about the carmine glass beads I bought a while back and wishing I had a bracelet made of them to wear - unfortunately I didn't think about it early enough to be able to actually do anything about that. Mostly I have been staying away from the beads and the shopping online, which is probably a good thing, on the whole.

I had the afternoon off yesterday because I was supposed to do financial-type things because this afternoon I have my long-delayed appointment with Mom's accountant and I was supposed to be preparing. And I actually did do some financial-type things, and an awful lot of sorting through papers and things like that, but unfortunately I am still not prepared. I just decided that I am going to have to do that annoying thing that people do (annoying if you're an accountant, anyway) where you take all the papers and dump them on the accountant's desk and let him sort it out. Or let him help me sort it out, at least, or something like that. Because otherwise it's clearly never going to get done. I seem to only be able to deal with one piece of the estate business at a time - lately it's been the house, and everything else has been on hold. The good news, of course, is that with the house selling (knock on wood - I have this fear that something will still go horribly wrong with it), there is light at the end of the tunnel there, and we can look at getting everything all closed out and done before too too long.

Date: 2008-05-30 03:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I am 52% Texan, although I have gradually been broken of the idea that one brings one's groceries home in a "sack" from my extended time up here in the northeast.

(For the record, rattlesnake does taste a lot like chicken, I do have a favorite recipe for venison, Austin is not part of Texas, and don't all right-thinking people prefer Dairy Queen to McDonald's?)

Date: 2008-05-30 04:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I was annoyed with the Austin question as well, because of the implication that to be Texan is to be conservative. However, I can't deny that Austin is VERY different from anywhere else in Texas. (And actually, after drinking from the Austin Kool-Aid for a while, my otherwise conservative sister has admitted that she "really doesn't fit in" in Austin and she might not stay there forever, which surprised me a bit.)

I don't say "sack" either. But my grandmother sure did.


Date: 2008-05-30 05:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
And I put the Texan one on my page mostly for you (and Ms. Hooligan, who apparently doesn't actually live in Texas, according to the quiz).

Date: 2008-05-31 12:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
78% here. The only reason it's not higher is because my relatives aren't hicks, nor am I from or have ever lived in a small town/country.


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