ella_menno: (scruffy sam)

[Poll #1150339]

(Just to be clear: I have no official info on JP's marital status. Though I do think the matching rings are mighty interesting....)
ella_menno: (ronald mc evil)
[Poll #1132838]
ella_menno: (Default)
[Poll #1101204]
ella_menno: (calvin)
quote in subject line attributed to ludwig wittgenstein

[Poll #1048068]
ella_menno: (fangirls! hide! by inmypants)
Yesterday was a prime example of my total and heartfelt dedication to providing myself with excellent nutrition.

BREAKFAST: One leftover piece of pear pie. (YAY!PIE!)
LUNCH: One and one-half tacos supremes.
DINNER: Half a bowl of popcorn and a bottle of gatorade.

[Poll #1007297]
ella_menno: (lament)
poll under the cut )

Come on, you know you want to share your opinion!
ella_menno: (Default)
[Poll #972133]
ella_menno: (belief!Dean by papered at idylled)
Like many of you, I think fanon is fascinating. Unlike many of you, I have to put it under a microscope and analyze the heck out of it.

So -- if you could spare a moment to take these two polls - the first asks which of the following scenarios you've encountered in fandom, and the second asks how you feel about each of them -- I'd be mighty grateful.

[Poll #949549]

[Poll #949550]

Please feel free to expand on any of your answers in the comments, and thanks for your time!
ella_menno: (life by emmavescence)
[Poll #774561]
ella_menno: (tough love)
[Poll #729508]

P.S. [livejournal.com profile] rhiannon_jehane - are you going to be around later tonight?
ella_menno: (every saint)
When I was out yesterday, I picked up a copy of a made-for-TV movie I caught a while back - Jesus, with Jeremy Sisto in the title role. I remember being impressed with it at the time (it's about five years old now; I'm interested to see if and how my opinion will have changed), though I'm pretty sure this being Holy Week is what pushed me into what basically amounts to an impulse buy.

Anyway - go take a look at the credits. Now browse until you find Gary Oldman’s character in this film. Finally, come over here and answer my question:

[Poll #709678]
ella_menno: (baby!harry illo)
Ohhhhhhhhh, do I feel like junk. My throat hurts, I'm hot and cold at the same time, my body aches, and the gland (lymph node, right?) that lives under my left arm is as tender as a very tender thing. Blecch.

Currently, I'm trying to decide if I feel lousy enough to excuse myself from doing laundry. Pro: not having to do laundry. Con: the laundry isn't going to do itself.

It appears that I may be amusing myself for quite some time today. There are several ways I could occupy myself - care to make your opinion known?

[Poll #701027]

*sigh* I lurve polls.


Mar. 15th, 2006 11:24 pm
ella_menno: (moms rock - penguins)
Not that I normally pay much attention to the subject lines on spam, but this one caught my attention:

Felt toy a disco

Now, what could that possibly be? A soft toy - hey, maybe you use it on a flannel board! - in the shape of one of those sparkly mirrored balls? Or a little doll action figure of Saturday Night Fever-John Travolta that you're supposed to touch? I'm just not sure! Obviously, you will have to decide for me.

[Poll #691938]
ella_menno: (every saint)
As part of today's lesson, we discussed Lent (which, for those of you who don't know, begins this week.) I explained the concepts of "prayer, sacrifice, and service" in a way which (I hope!) made sense to the Small and Young; they cottoned on to the 'sacrifice something you enjoy' pretty quickly.

The middle child - the one we've long joked has had a calling to the priesthood - immediately said he'd be giving up "things with sugar in them." (I told him that was rather a tall order for a six-year-old, so we're working on a compromise.) The oldest, a/k/a King of Drama, said that he would give up dessert, playing with Legos, and all computer-related activity. He, too, got persuaded into something a bit more reasonable.

Then they went on their merry ways, and I realized that I don't know what I'm going to give up for Lent. Hmph! I'm fond of the idea that what you give up doesn't have to be a material thing - you can give up a bad habit, for example.

One year, I gave up being sarcastic for Lent (or I tried to, anyway.) I've given up "yelling at the children" during a few of the past Lenten seasons - which tends to go better than I think it will, and definitely increases the amount of time I spend in prayer! (It also increases the amount of time I spend with my tongue clenched between my teeth, but there you go.)

The other thing about Lent, at least in my house, is that my husband was, is, and will always be inclined to competition. Allow me to illustrate. The year I gave up chocolate, he gave up dessert. The year I gave up dessert, he gave up all sweets. The year I gave up dessert (what, you thought I'd give up all sweets? Pshaw!), he gave up all sweets and alcohol. The year I gave up caffeine, he gave up dessert, alchohol, and caffeine. I know that that's just the way he is - he's not competing with me as much as he is trying to best himself - but it can be, well. Let's call it "challenging."

And just to make things more interesting, nearly his entire family is the same way, and we've traditionally spent Easter with them. As you might've guessed, this means that I get to spend the days leading up to Easter listening to all of them bewailing the miseries they've suffered throughout the season.

I have to admit that there's a part of me that would like to give up something so huge, so major, so un-give-up-able, that they'd all be astounded at my ability to sacrifice.

It'd go something like this:

BROTHER-IN-LAW: Wow, it's Thursday. Only three more days! I can't wait to get my hands on that Easter candy - did I mention I gave up candy for Lent?

HUSBAND: Yeah, well, I gave up candy for Lent once - it wasn't that bad. This year, though, I gave up candy AND coffee AND alcohol. I can't decide if I'm going to have coffee or a beer when we get back from mass.

FATHER-IN-LAW: Oh yeah? I'll just be happy to have a small cup of milk once we get back, since I gave up all beverages with flavor for Lent!

ME: *holds up sign* So? This year, I gave up OXYGEN. I haven't inhaled since ASH WEDNESDAY!

(And yes, I am aware that this attitude is definitely not in the spirit of things!)

Oh, yeah. You knew it was coming.

[Poll #681276]
ella_menno: (redemption)
What do I want for a snack: chocolate pudding, or Oreos?

It would be sad if I caved in and got a paid account again just because I miss creating polls.


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