Callie's Column
What I Learned Last Week
Category: Random Musings
Posted by Callie Mollari on 02/27/2006 5:08PM
Wow, it's been eons since I posted anything here.

Anyway...what I learned last week is that one can cough/sneeze so hard that they can break a blood vessel in their eyeball, causing a bloody spot on the normally white part of the eye. Eww!

It's called a Subconjunctival Hemorrhage and it usually takes a week or so for the body to absorb the blood, so I've got a gross bloody eyeball right now.

I guess they're common in people on blood thinners (which I'm not) or people who eat lots of garlic and/or cayenne (which I do). And I'm sure the fact that I'm taking fish oil capsules thins my blood out too.

I'm just getting over the nasty cold that had me coughing and sneezing so badly that this happened. I think next time a cold comes on, I'm going to lay off the garlic/cayenne/fish oil until it's over because looking at my bloody eyeball in the mirror each day is grossing me out.

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Internet Psychological Profiles
Category: General
Posted by Callie Mollari on 10/25/2005 4:05PM
I don't know how much stock one can take in online tests, but I did find my results for this one rather interesting.

Advanced Global Personality Test Results
Extraversion |||||||||||||| 60%
Stability |||||||||| 40%
Orderliness |||||||||||||||||| 73%
Accommodation |||||||||||| 50%
Interdependence |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Intellectual |||||||||||||| 56%
Mystical |||||||||| 36%
Artistic || 10%
Religious |||||| 23%
Hedonism |||||||||||| 43%
Materialism |||||||||||||| 56%
Narcissism |||||||||||| 50%
Adventurousness |||||||||| 36%
Work ethic |||||||||||||||| 63%
Self absorbed |||||||||||| 50%
Conflict seeking |||||||||| 36%
Need to dominate |||||||||||| 43%
Romantic |||||||||||||||| 70%
Avoidant |||| 16%
Anti-authority |||||||||||||||| 63%
Wealth |||||||||||||| 56%
Dependency |||||||||| 36%
Change averse |||||||||||||| 56%
Cautiousness |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Individuality |||||| 30%
Sexuality |||||||||||||||||| 76%
Peter pan complex |||||| 30%
Physical security |||||||||||||||||||| 90%
Physical Fitness || 10%
Histrionic |||||||||| 36%
Paranoia |||||||||||||||| 63%
Vanity |||||||||| 36%
Hypersensitivity |||||||||||||||| 70%
Female cliche |||||||||||||| 56%
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Stability results were moderately low which suggests you are worrying, insecure, emotional, and anxious.

Orderliness results were high which suggests you are overly organized, reliable, neat, and hard working at the expense too often of flexibility, efficiency, spontaneity, and fun.

Extraversion results were moderately high which suggests you are, at times, overly talkative, outgoing, sociable and interacting at the expense of developing your own individual interests and internally based identity.

trait snapshot:

self revealing, neat, craves attention, prefers organized to unpredictable, needs things to be extremely clean, worrying, perfectionist, emotionally sensitive, respects authority, social, vain, does not like to be alone, likes large parties, controlling, social chameleon, not a thrill seeker, enjoys leadership, takes precautions, puts the needs of others ahead of their own, assertive, rule conscious, makes friends easily, always busy, heart over mind, phobic, aggressive, clingy, compassionate, dominant, outgoing, suspicious, hard working, strong


Really, I talk like a Yankee?
Category: General
Posted by Callie Mollari on 09/29/2005 4:34PM

Your Linguistic Profile:

45% Yankee

40% General American English

10% Upper Midwestern

5% Dixie

0% Midwestern

Let's see, I've only lived in New England all my life. You mean I've picked up the regional terminology of my surroundings? Wow, earthshattering news!

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Burnout:Revenge, ♥ at 1st sight.
Category: Hobbies/Pastimes
Posted by Callie Mollari on 09/23/2005 5:34PM
In early September, Playstation magazine put out an issue with a demo version of "Burnout:Revenge" on the enclosed disc. We popped the disc into our PS2 and it was love at first sight. The cars were gorgeous, the tracks were gorgeous and the explosions were gorgeous. Sure, the demo was only one track/race but it was enough to get us chomping at the bit for the release.

Soon after that we got the call from the store we'd pre-ordered our copy from and I was there in a flash to pick it up. With iron will, I refrained from popping the game in the moment I got home, so that SirGeek would be able to experience it all at the same time as me. That evening was a blur of speeding through races, traversing courses using my car to "body check" as much traffic as possible and marvelling at the new crash events. It's been over a week and it's still true love. SirGeek and I alternate off, taking turns with our our profiles every three events. Then to cap off the evening we play the multiplayer events for another hour.

Unfortunately, as with its predecessor, I have to stop playing several hours before bedtime or I'll spend my entire night restlessly dreaming of driving/crashing at high speed.

The Criterion teams deserves kudos for taking a game that already was awesome and tacking on a buttload more of awesome. I foresee another Burnout version on the horizon if this one does as well as the previous one did. I can't begin to imagine what delights they'll bring us in that.

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I'm Sorry, Blog!
Category: General
Posted by Callie Mollari on 09/23/2005 5:24PM
Poor poor lonely blog, I've been ignoring you for a while now, haven't it? I'm sorry, it's not you, it's me. You see, what with having to bring Tuxie for that final ride to the vet and the subsequent bummed- outedness (whee, a new word!), then the release of the "Burnout:Revenge" demo quickly followed by the actual release of "Burnout:Revenge" as well as the beginning of the bowling season, I just haven't really been in the mood or had a lot of spare time for you.

I'll try to make it up to you, blog. How about I make a couple of entries today? Will that be a good start?

Okay, I'll see what I can do.


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