August 25th, 2003


#57 & 58

School is back in session, and my first seventh grader brought me a book from home: Fire in the Hills by Anna Myers. Set in the WW I era in Lafine, Oklahoma, the sixteen year old heroine first suffers the death of her mother in child birth leaving her in charge of her seven siblings, then befriends a conscientious objector. When a German neighbor is going to be hanged, she rallies the women of the area to stand up to the hot heads. She worries about having to stop her education at the eighth grade. The plot twists were well-done, and it read a bit richer than I expected.

Then one of the other teachers, when she found out that the novel I am writing has quotations at the start of each chapter, and that I was finding it difficult to pick just the exact right one, lent me a book that used quotes at the start of all of its chapters... So, I read it, instead of just looking at the quotes. Thorn in My Heart by Liz Curtis Higgs is a historical religiously oriented romance, so no bodice ripping, but plenty of mistaken identities. Like grand opera plots, this one has a scene in the dark where a lover does NOT recognize his lover's voice. I always find that particularly strange. Plenty of plot twists make this one book that you DON'T guess the total ending of...

Disorders Test


-- Personality Disorder Test - Take It! --

Either I am Narcistic (full of self-love) or the questions are skewed by LIVING ALONE...

And if I go into HISTRONICS in my home, who would know??? I think I got that rating because I try to remember stories to put in my journal so you all can enjoy them...

This was fun.

Where Am I Going?

I should look up what I got last time I took this to see if I'm improving or backsliding...

The Dante's Inferno Test has banished you to the Third Level of Hell!
Here is how you matched up against all the levels:
Purgatory (Repenting Believers)Low
Level 1 - Limbo (Virtuous Non-Believers)Low
Level 2 (Lustful)Moderate
Level 3 (Gluttonous)Very High
Level 4 (Prodigal and Avaricious)Moderate
Level 5 (Wrathful and Gloomy)Low
Level 6 - The City of Dis (Heretics)Low
Level 7 (Violent)Moderate
Level 8- the Malebolge (Fraudulent, Malicious, Panderers)High
Level 9 - Cocytus (Treacherous)Low

Take the Dante's Inferno Hell Test

You Can Tell I REALLY Value Money, Not! LOL!

So you want to be a millionaire! How long will it take you?

You said: You are 57 years old, and in 0 year(s) you will start investing about $600 per year at 4% interest.

Based on this information....
You will probably be dead before you make a million dollars! You will be 143 years old!

Note: This test does not correct for inflation, so you should know that a million dollars 86 years from now will be worth less than a million dollars today. But still, you will be a millionaire!

Corrected for Inflation

Here Are Your Results!
You said: You are going to invest about $600 per year for 8 years at 4% interest.

Based on this information....
In 8 years you will have $5,014.52!
$214.52 of that will be pure profit made off of the interest!

These results are in today's dollars. In other words, they are corrected for inflation. The actual dollar amount you will have in 8 years is $6,352.25, in case you were curious.