Saturday, September 24, 2005

Me and my Mini

Everyone who knows me knows that I've been obsessed with the Mini Cooper for the past three years. When they first came out, there was an ad for them in a magazine with a punch-and-fold yellow Mini. I punched and I folded. I started saving for a real Mini of my own. To inspire me and satisfy some bit of my need for Mini, I bought a little metal toy Mini. I saved some more. And today I am the proud owner of a 2005 Mini Cooper!

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

The Politics Test

I took Michelle's suggestion and took the Politics Test (link below). I'm so glad that I didn't come out a Libertarian. I hate Libertarians. I once took the "Are You a Libertarian?" test at the Minnesota State Fair. It was a funky plywood board with toggle switches for yes and no, and a column of lights. For each question, you flipped the toggle to the yes or no position, and the light would light up if you gave the Libertarian answer. On the first several questions -- things about privacy, civil liberties, etc -- I was lighting all the lights and getting really worried. Then came the questions about taxes and gun control, etc., and no more lights were lighting. I'm not a Libertarian. Period.

Here are my results (no surprises, although I would have thought I'd have gotten a higher economic liberal score). I'm a tad left of Michelle.

You are a

Social Liberal
(88% permissive)

and an...

Economic Liberal
(6% permissive)

You are best described as a:


Link: The Politics Test on OkCupid