the color purple

blog quizes are fun…and sometimes right-on.

You Are Grape

You are bold and a true individual. You are very different and very okay with that.

People know you as a straight shooter. You’re very honest, even when the truth hurts.

You are also very grounded and practical. No one is going to sneak anything by you.

People enjoy your fresh approach to life. And it’s this honesty that makes you a very innovative person.

I think my friends would agree with this…

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old beliefs must die for new truths to be revealed

SAMVEGA: Yoga Sutra-s 1.21
“a sense of urgency or immediacy to the will to awaken”

“Know who you really are or you are lost.”
–Bhagavad Gita


considering the transformative experience I had in my training….interesting.

You are The Tower

Ambition, fighting, war, courage. Destruction, danger, fall, ruin.

The Tower represents war, destruction, but also spiritual renewal. Plans are disrupted. Your views and ideas will change as a result.

The Tower is a card about war, a war between the structures of lies and the lightning flash of truth. The Tower stands for “false concepts and institutions that we take for real.” You have been shaken up; blinded by a shocking revelation. It sometimes takes that to see a truth that one refuses to see. Or to bring down beliefs that are so well constructed. What’s most important to remember is that the tearing down of this structure, however painful, makes room for something new to be built.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

“be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don’t mind and those who mind don’t matter.”
–Dr. Seuss

(now who else do you know would quote Patanjali, the Gita, and Dr. Seuss all at the same time?)

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this is no surprise

You’re Siddhartha!

by Hermann Hesse

You simply don’t know what to believe, but you’re willing to try
anything once. Western values, Eastern values, hedonism and minimalism, you’ve spent
some time in every camp. But you still don’t have any idea what camp you belong in.
This makes you an individualist of the highest order, but also really lonely. It’s
time to chill out under a tree. And realize that at least you believe in ferries.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

squirrels love me

one more blog quiz before I leave….

You Are A Walnut Tree

You are strange and full of contrasts… the oddball of your group.
You are unrelenting and you have unlimited ambition.
Not always liked but always admired, you are more infamous than famous.
You are aggressive and spontaneous, and your reactions are often unexpected.
A jealous and passionate person, you are difficult in romantic relationships.

hmmmm….many truisms here….
yes, I have always felt like the oddball, like I’ve never “belonged”, whatever that means…
and all my life I’ve known that I am not always liked…I’ve been told that it takes an equally strong person to feel comfortable with me, that my “Kali energy” is too much, too intimidating for the more delicate types…
jealousy is not my thing because I try not to attach and cling, but I am nothing if not passionate about most things I believe in.

and given the choice, I’d rather be a strong and sturdy walnut or oak tree whose nuts or acorns help sustain life in the wild than a weak-wooded willow whose limbs snap off in a wind storm (I know because I had one in my backyard.)

all I know is that when I step off the plane next week, this passionate oddball will be home.


i knew that! — part 2

Your Brain is Blue

Of all the brain types, yours is the most mellow.
You tend to be in a meditative state most of the time. You don’t try to think away your troubles.
Your thoughts are realistic, fresh, and honest. You truly see things as how they are.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about your friends, your surroundings, and your life.

hey, better than “this is your brain on drugs.” you have to be a certain age to remember that TV commercial…

You Would Be a Pet Cat

Independent and aloof, you don’t like to be dependent on anyone.
And as for other people, you can take them or leave them. You often don’t care.
You live your life by your own rules. And you have deep motivations that no one truly understands.

Why you would make a great pet: You’re not needy or greedy… unlike other four legged friends.

Why you would make a bad pet: You’re not exactly running down to greet people at the door

What you would love about being a cat: Agility and freedom

What you would hate about being a cat: Being treated like a dog by clueless humans

that is SUCH a no-brainer!

i knew that!

love the movie, and I know how to drive a motorcycle, but don’t want to end up like they did…

hmmmm….must be because I read the Encyclopedia Britannica as a child. really.

look! up in the sky, it’s…

Your Power Bird is a Vulture

You are always changing your life and the lives of those around you.
You aren’t afraid to move on from what holds you back.
Energetic and powerful, you have a nearly unlimited capacity for success.
You know how to “go with the flow” and take advantage of what is given to you.

yeah, but that road kill gets a little old…

are you peaceful today?

You Are 85% Peaceful

You are the epitome of inner peace and total calm.
You are grounded, emotionally mature, and very wise.
While no one’s life is perfect, you have a great amount of perspective on the world – and your place in it.

I don’t know about being the “epitome”, but I’ve been told I don’t swear half as much as I used to…:)

peace, love, dove, y’all….

stop me before I quiz again!

You Should Be A Poet

You craft words well, in creative and unexpected ways.
And you have a great talent for evoking beautiful imagery…
Or describing the most intense heartbreak ever.
You’re already naturally a poet, even if you’ve never written a poem.

wow! how weird…because I used to write poetry, and in fact, was chosen as one of Illinois’ best high school poets (about 100 years ago!) and won awards for my poetry in college.

my creative writing teacher in college inscribed his book to me…”to Linda…who oughtta write and if she doesn’t, oughtta get kicked, hard and swift…”

Your Hidden Talent

You have the natural talent of rocking the boat, thwarting the system.

And while this may not seem big, it can be.

It’s people like you who serve as the catalysts to major cultural changes.

You’re just a bit behind the scenes, so no one really notices.

“It’s people like you who serve as the catalysts to major cultural changes”…hmmmm….my astrologer and two spiritual adepts have told me that my path is to be part of a “major global shift in consciousness” that my natal chart shows happening after 2010… “destroyer of cultural myths”, that’s me!

I just go with the flow.

what city are you, and other things

You Are Austin

A little bit country, a little bit rock and roll.

You’re totally weird and very proud of it.

Artistic and freaky, you still seem to fit in… in your own strange way.

I knew that. but I hated living in Texas.

Your Inner Retro Girl Is

1960s Hippie Chick


Tommy Lee Shares Your Taste in Music

See his whole playlist here (iTunes required)

…and tattoos.

The Movie Of Your Life Is A Cult Classic

Quirky, offbeat, and even a little campy – your life appeals to a select few.
But if someone’s obsessed with you, look out! Your fans are downright freaky.

Your best movie matches: Office Space, The Big Lebowski

actually two of my fave movies.

You Are a Flashy Red Bra!

Outgoing, friendly, and fascinating.
You’re a charmer, with your pick of the men.
But you want a man who’s as magnetic as you are.
You need someone who can keep up with your all night gab fests!

yeah, I do have one or two.

Your Gemstone is Ruby

Daring, enthusiastic, and spontaneous.
You are energetic and passionate, with an appetite for life.

red seems to be the operative word. red = root chakra = groundedness or lack of it…..hmmmmmm……

now what other blog can you read that has pictures of red bras, Tommy Lee, the Dalai Lama, and political news about Tibet? Not many. I’m nothing if not eclectic.