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I'm Orpheus?

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Votre Score: Orpheus

0% Extroversion, 66% Intuition, 72% Emotiveness, 52% Perceptiveness

You are an artist, an aesthete, a sensitive, and someone who has never really let go of that childlike innocence. To you, all of life has a sense of wonder in it, and the story of Orpheus was written about someone just like you.

When the Argo passed the island of the Sirens, Orpheus played a song more beautiful than the Sirens to prevent the crew from becoming enticed. When his wife died, he ventured into the underworld to charm Hades but, in his naivete, he looked back becoming trapped there.

You can capture your unique world view and relate it to others with the skill of a master storyteller. Your sensitivity and creativity make you a treasure to the human race, but your thin-skinned nature and innocence can cause you a lot of disenchantment and pain. What's doubly unfortunate is that, if you try to lose those traits, you never will, and everyone will be able to tell that you're putting up an artificial shell to prevent yourself from being hurt.

Famous people like you: Hemingway, Shakespeare, Mr. Rogers, Melville, Nick Tosches
Stay clear of: Icarus, Hermes, Atlas

Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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Posted by on June 30, 2007 in Uncategorized


pride, home

Title of articles and sections e.g. Genesis (the band) in 'loisirs' (leisure) okay, Car bombs in the heart of London in 'faits divers' (various facts, I doubt any subject of her gracious majesty the Queen would agree but …).

… and then: marche des fiert├ęs homosexuelles (pride, which is to take place today) in 'vivre mieux' (live better).

Most appropriately chosen section of all.

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Posted by on June 30, 2007 in Uncategorized


changing directions

Über genial! Now it is possible to modify directions. Explanations in color, with a camera, here.

So handy, I could have the exact distance between the site and my home (19km) and the time to cover it: 22 minutes. Now who would drive a car at this time of the year? It took me one hour sharp.

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Posted by on June 29, 2007 in Uncategorized


29th !!

We don't know yet the releasing date in old Europe (if ever, if at all) but one thing for sure, we are, already the 29th…

Who, among my list of accross-the-ocean LJfriend will be the first to post that he got one?

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Posted by on June 29, 2007 in Uncategorized


ignorant of others

JM surprised me today when he leered at some female colleague as she was leaving.

I guess I don't know much about the straight world. Hell! I didn't expect SF to be married to the type of woman we had dinner with yesterday.

Ranking high on the sexy scale does not mean he (or she) 'should' date at equal level and I shoudn't be surprised he (or she) got only … that.

Because that's what turn them on.

Do they know six pack abs do not impress me? That I'm kind of repelled by the lack of fur and younger than me?

They too, my colleagues, would be surprised by my sexy scale and to whom, if he said yes, I would not say no. ^_^

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Posted by on June 28, 2007 in Uncategorized


sheet stealing

Had dinner with SF and his wife, on maternity leave right now and staying with him this week (they're from Helsinki). We wanted the gathering to be small and manageable* so only CC attended.

And then MK showed up (Rauma: 3 restaurants…).

Very-witty, very-quick-snappy-tongue MK. I had a good laugh, I think the 4 of us had a reasonably good time.

He's like a beautiful flower without scent…

*: I can't deal with too big a crowd anymore.

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Posted by on June 27, 2007 in Uncategorized


self employed

I knew about Plaxo and I think I had given it a try a year or two ago but discontinued using it shortly after I created the account.

Long story short: following an elogious post on a blog I periodically read I gave it another try. One thing leading to another a couple of persons I had not heard of in a while sent me an e-mail.

One of them (ljArchive to my rescue!… to no avail) informed me he was on sick leave following a hip replacement… his other hip since he already had a similar operation shortly after I had left Besançon.

And I, of M&I at Lyon, let me know M had resigned from his job to become consultant. Self employed, with 2 young kids, an appartment they recently acquired and a wife who changed job 3 times in the last 2 years,…
I admire those who take risks like that; I'm so 9 to 5 myself (rather 8 to 6 actually), 5 days a week, scheduled weeks of vacation and the freedom to not give a damn about my work on weekends or worry whether I'll be paid or not at the end of each month.

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Posted by on June 26, 2007 in Uncategorized