Monday, February 16, 2009

More Lattes for Me

Lately Kittywampus has been mostly quizzes, LOLcats, and me me me. Today follows in that vein, though minus the felinity, with a quiz I took (via Blue Gal):

What Breed of Liberal Are You?

How to Win a Fight With a Conservative is the ultimate survival guide for political arguments

My Liberal Identity:

You are a Reality-Based Intellectualist, also known as the liberal elite. You are a proud member of what’s known as the reality-based community, where science, reason, and non-Jesus-based thought reign supreme.

I obviously need to up my latte intake.

Actually, I have resumed drinking coffee again without any apparent ill effect. (I'd dropped down to homeopathic amounts of Diet Pepsi, hoping that reducing caffeine would help tame my tremor.) My hands aren't any shakier for it, and my brain is definitely less jello-like.

I still lack the energy for writing much of substance, although I'm stewing in thoughts about octuplets and reproductive rights and kinky sex and feminism and the authority of experience. (I wasn't planning to roll all of that into a single post ... but hmmm, it might be entertaining. Kinky octuplets, anyone?)

I rode my bike to work today, which I'm afraid overtaxed my limits. I taught my class, wobbled home, and spent the rest of the day on the couch, gobsmacked with fatigue. Last time I felt anything like this, I had altitude sickness after a long hike in Yosemite.

At moments like these, I sort of get why people migrate out of the reality-based community. Where's Ernest Angley when I need him? (Click on that link at your own peril.)

As always, I'm curious to see how you came out on the quiz.


hesperia said...

The quiz is funny. I turned out to be an Eco-Avenger:

an environmentalist or tree hugger. You believe in saving the planet from the clutches of air-fouling, oil-drilling, earth-raping conservative fossil fools.

But really, it isn't a fair quiz for me because it's too American for a Canadian. Also, I was aware that I made certain choices because I thought the ideas were hilarious and perhaps not because I would really select it. For instance, my bumper sticker:

Nice hummer - what happened to the penis.

I would never slap that onto my bumper. But I wish I lived in a world where I would feel safe enough to do it. Hmm. Then maybe I wouldn't want to!

Sungold said...

Oh, that was my bumper sticker, too! I actually don't really do bumper stickers (although my husband slapped a save-the-mountains on our shared bumper while I wasn't looking). And a Hummer could roll right over our Saturn without even noticing. So I'd never actually put it on my car, but it did tickle me.

The quiz was totally American-centric, wasn't it? Maybe because seriously screwed-up politics makes for more amusing quizzes (not to mention great late-night satire)?

Carla said...

Apparently, I'm a Social Justice Crusader. But I think I'd prefer to be the reality based intellectual, cuz I'm not doing too well in my appointed role.

Sungold said...

Yeah, the Reality-Based Intellectualist is a whole lot easier. I am actually literally sipping a latte while I write this. I've always been kind of a tightwad about spending money on coffee (hey, I can make a pretty good mocha at home) but I like the cafe in the university's new student center. It has tons of windows and a nice airy feel. And the caramel latte is to die for.