Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Where Do You Sound Like?

This was my result which I thought was funny. I have lived on the East Coast and South more than anywhere else. However, my first seven years were overseas and then grades 2-8 were in Maryland where my father said I was starting to have a Baltimore/Maryland accent. They say your accent develops strongest by 4th grade. After moving South some say I have a slight Southern accent. I pick up accents really easily so it can be hard to figure out where I come from based on what I sound like. Enjoy!

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The West
The Inland North
North Central
The South
The Northeast
What American accent do you have?
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Monday, November 06, 2006

Paintball Doesn't Hurt (Too Bad)

A couple weekends ago I played paintball with some friends from work and it was a blast. We played outside in the woods and I felt like a real Army girl. It was awesome!

A Great Weekend

This past weekend I had two parties that I had been invited to and said I would attend. As they drew near, I was not at all interested in attending either of them. Not in the least. I was tired and didn't feel like getting dressed and dragging myself into the city to attend these two parties.

But I did. I made myself get dressed up, purchase appropriate gifts (one was a birthday party and the other a going away party) and head into town. Albeit two hours late to both parties, but I arrived in true DC style anyway.

And I had a blast. I thoroughly enjoyed each of the parties. On Friday night, I went out dancing at Cafe Citron for the birthday party and walked through my front door at 4am. On Saturday, I spent time talking to church friends I haven't seen in months and left that party around midnight.

I have cut myself off over the past few months from a lot of social activity. My excuses have been real and valid, but that's just what they have been. Excuses. I have had a new job consuming much of my energy. I have a dog who is getting old and sick and needs extra attention. I live far away from my church and most of my church friends.

I'm glad I made myself go out this weekend in spite of all my excuses. I got exercise, I reconnected, I took advantage of life in the city. I spent time in a new coffeeshop hanging out with my roommate.

Thanks to all of you who were part of my great weekend!

What do you think?