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2006-01-15 - 8:48 p.m.

Magic Mirror and Rate Your Life


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aherm, hello again boys and girls (and grown-ups too)... it's an amusing day here behind the candoor (and my feet don't stink, I just like changing into the slippers)... we have an interesting and informative guest with us today, the Rate Your Life Quiz has graciously agreed to give us personalized life rating... we'll be getting our guest and the Rate Your Life Quiz shortly, but first, let's take a look at the magic mirror and see who's out there (I do hope you have clothes on)...

ah, there's Smash, but he appears to be in a rather compromising position with a couple of ladies and some, I believe that is a mango, or perhaps an eggplant, but in any case we won't spend much time visiting with him other than to wish him all the love and luck in the world with his amazingly generous and loving heart and wondrous and exciting life and soap opera...

readjusting our magic mirror, we find Nicim deftly juggling her child-like heart and mature responsibilities so well that nobody notices the sticky note on her forehead reminding her to continuing being as patient and understanding and giving as she is while still focusing on moving forward into an even better life than she has right now... it must be that effervescent smile and mesmerizingly deep eyes that make it so easy to find the love and insight in her words and inspire me to want to hug her daily...

next we find IT (yes, we are lucky enough to have IT with us today) who appears to be on the road again and is hopefully enjoying the traveling mode as it seldom lasts long in this life (unless you are mcearstix, of course) and should be milked for all it's worth... let's all wish IT wonderful journeys toward fun and frolic and even some enlightenment along the way (that's why George Harrison went to India, after all)...

next up in our magical looking glass we find nakedbarista, who, now don't be too disappointed, is wearing clothing in spite of her name... it's a slinky sarong number that I hope have her out of again in the next episode of as the cookie crumbles or whatever subtitle Dandy might come up with as she deftly introduces and reviews the soap and the character's characters... hmmm, a three way with naked and dandy?... well, my character has no scruples, morals, or any sort of sense of responsibility to anyone but himself and there's always the designer drugs to help loosen everyone else up, so...

I suppose I should not stay in character too much or we'll have yet another one of those shocking controversies that light up switchboards and email boxes all over town, but then, my agent (who is almost as unscrupulous as my character) says that any publicity is good publicity, so...

before we move on from naked, we will wish her a sincere (out of character) happy day (and loving nights with her hubbyman, even if his name is a bit redundant, oh there I go sliding into character again, excuse me whilst I remove my clothing, errr, I mean costume) and much fun here and there and that other place too...

our magic mirror next takes us to Chris who recently provided me with fuel for mental orgasms (I'm easy, praise me and watch me bloom) and had the best time ever last Saturday night (I'll let her tell you about it) and leads me to renew my hope that online sharing can and someday will enhance my offline social life (that was one of the reasons I came online, after all... and I mean I came in the wholesome sense with the purest of intentions, really, I even too purity tests back then) and here's to hoping for more fun days and nights ahead...

while Sandyz and Boann and Bucket and Moo and Pf and Nicole and Smed and Ariza and Michael and Fin and Foxy and Clarity and Hiss and Gump and Alex and Z0tl and Smoog and Eric and many others deserving shout outs are were napping during this magic mirror session (lucky for them, huh?), we shall conclude with an introduction to a new member of our behind the candoor cult (oooo, can it get any more exciting than this, ever?)...

yes, the next victim visitor our magic mirror finds is Red (who claims to be a redhead, but we do not have the evidence to prove and we don't know her well enough to be asking for pubic hair samples just yet, but with this introduction she is either laughing or cursing the moment she decided to leave me a comment and running for the nearest witness relocation program, or at least for the hills) who is happy at the moment (in spite of working for the government), but has been known to wake up evil and take pot shots at Goodyear blimps, though rumours of her being a crack whore were greatly exaggerated, but it is possible she will make a fine dirty old woman when she grows up, which suits the dirty old man I intend to be someday...

as a personal aside, just cuz I'm so sensitive and good like that, hopefully she wanted the traffic (read: attention) this magic mirror bit might afford her and it can always be edited or otherwise adjusted for a price... and that's for anyone who doesn't know me too, wink nudge, bat bat...

anyway, the magic mirror doesn't stop on any scurvy sea dog Potter-fan who's birthday is Xmas day (or somewhere between July 4th and Easter, I think) like Red, so she must be special (she holds Jen in high esteem, after all... and apparently left me a comment at a most critical time, aye?), so we'll conclude the magic mirror portion of the introductory moments before the actual entry by sending out large (polite, if necessary) hugs and the very best well-wishes and appreciations to red and her whole clan and I too would like to call her monty python...

maybe someday I will do her... her 101 Things, I mean... hey, I'm just reading what the magic mirror reports... though it may be time to wash the magic mirror's mouth out with soap... or maybe just give it a kiss (nice magic mirror, that's a good mirror)...

well wasn't that fun?... now that we're all loosened up, it's time to welcome our guest, The Rate Your Life Quiz... you may wonder what The Rate Your Life Quiz is all about... well, it's about cheating... not in the sense that I cheated on the quiz that I took, but in the sense that I didn't write most of the rest of this entry...

monkeys did...

well, I mean monkeys wrote The Rate Your Life Quiz... unfortunately, the monkeys could not make it to this entry due to prior engagements, but they did send my personalized life ratings and without any further a do do, here is The Rate Your Life Quiz (or more precisely, the ratings of my life):

This Is My Life, Rated
Life:
5.9
Mind:
8.1
Body:
5.9
Spirit:
8.5
Friends/Family:
0.9
Love:
2.1
Finance:
6.3
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

I found this quiz thing on mahogany's site (yeah, link didn't work at first... couldn't remember the spelling... no reference to check as there's no longer a link on my linkers list... maybe my subconscious at work erasing a memory?) and found it an interesting idea because it provided some measure of accuracy and commentary afterward... whether the accuracy will be across the board is uncertain (see how accurate it is for you), but with honest answers it was worth a thought for me... it helped me realize that my current answers to some of the questions are not as I would like them to be, but it's good to see a reflection of my own life in any way (especially since I get no intimate feedback from anyone who actually is part of my life offline these days because I have just a few people in my offline life and they are not intimates in the self-reflective sense, hence the accurate low scores in this area)... what follows is the site's analysis of my results (that included links to sites that could help raise results in the low-scoring areas, which I found to be a cool feature, especially since there was no contact information requested by the site)...

Your Life Analysis:

Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score leaves room for improvement. You can make changes to improve your trouble areas, and this will bring you greater satisfaction. Focus on your weakest points and set about to change them. Do not delay your happiness and success. (Read more on improving your life)

Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is within a healthy zone. This means you have achieved a level of mental balance and harmony consistent with living a healthy, happy life. Continue doing what works, and keep your focus. In our fast-paced world, mental clutter is all too common. Be vigilant in maintaining healthy mental function. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the mind.

Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. Your body score is fairly average, which means there is room for improvement. Keep a focus on your physical health. Protect your body as it is your most valuable physical asset. Nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise are key. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the body.

Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. Your spirit score is relatively high, which means you are rewarded by your beliefs. Spirituality is clearly important to do. Never let it slip, and continue to learn and grow. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the spirit.

Friends/Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. You scored at the very low end for friends and family. This means that your social network is weak and not functioning. Consider re-establishing old bonds as you work on forging new ones. You will be greatly rewarded in return. Try using MeetUp.com to find people near you who share your interests.

Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. Your love score is very low, indicating trouble. There is love out there for you. Seek the advice of wise people on how to go about finding it. Do not lose hope. Read advice from other quiz-takers on finding and maintaining love.

Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. Your finances are somewhat in the middle, neither bad or exceptional. Keep doing what works for you, and improve what doesn't. Focus on long-term financial stability as your goal. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving your finances.

the last lines "Read advice from..." refers to the fact that the site requests a comment related to the specific area in which a high score was obtained... this individualized report and request increased my smile about the site design...

you can view statistics of all the people who took the test (they say 409,983 at this moment so far) and see where you stand in an unscientific measure of people who happened upon the site based on gender and age groups...

and then there's positive life thoughts on improving the quality of life (and links to other sites to check out with more specific themes and information that can help improve your life)...

so it's here part of my diary not just as some more randomish information about me, but also as a recommended quiz for you to take if you really feel you can be honest with the questions (there are not many... it took me three minutes to complete everything) and might want some feedback and linkage related to your life...

two of the links it recommended for me were meetup and eharmony because the results accurately reflected my appalling lack of offline social life... I loved meetup while it was free and have not visited since it started requiring fees and I filled out an eharmony profile the first year the site was up, but again have an aversion to pay-to-meet people sites for a myriad of reasons (none of which will be dug into in any depth in this entry except to say I've never tried one, so my myriad of reasons is probably mostly speculation or prejudice and thats one reason I'll not give it much serious thoughts at the moment, but I have tried dozens free meeting-people methods over the years and rarely did any work without much time and effort and communication {like DLand or email groups} so I do not put much stock in posting a profile and waiting or dropping snappy comments that amount to pick-up lines and hoping for a bite... maybe my opinion of paid meeting services can be summed up thusly: I think we can dress a meat-market up in ways that it looks like a church, but it's still a meat market and I'm not for sale and don't want to buy a relationship of any kind)...

my last thought about this is my own positive skew (one of the biggest reasons I love living in my mind) and that is that my body score is equal to my overall score, which suggests that my body reflects quite accurate my overall state of being and life at this moment... and my uber-positive (however easily rationalized and therefore quite logical) skewed conclusion is that:

I am a perfectly balanced person in this physical world...

ok, so it was not my last thought... I took the test again from a more optimistic (still honest, but simply turning my optimism up to as high as I can get it at the moment... this core part of my being can and has been called childinside throughout the years and is much more evident in the heart writings and other writings more playful than this attempt at unabashed exposure of every spontaneous impulsive thought that is this life in black and white... ironically, not every score went up (which I found quite amusing cuz these results are probably more accurate than the first results, even if my previous conclusion of being a perfectly balanced person in the physical world no longer hits the target, which is perfectly amusing as it mocks my Monty Pythonesque conclusion rather perfectly)...

ultimately, this second set of results is more reflective of my life as I know it myself... a few skews in the answers the first time involved friends/family... I answered purely scientifically the first time... for example, no kids, no siblings, no nothing in terms of family... biologically, this is accurate... but more realistically I did raise kids and have at least one who calls me daddy still in touch (and still routinely asking for money, which is what real kids are supposed to do, right?... you are laughing with me, I hope) and care for a teen in a parental role right now and have had years of experience and bonding with other kids in a home-family environment (alas, Toronto) and am basically a professional parent in my every day job... so it made sense that the friends/family result went up a bit (and made sense that it didn't go up much since I have few people in my personal offline life and nobody who is really intimate with or nurturing to me)...

another appropriate (and amusing, for me at least) result is that my love life has is unrated... there truly is not enough information to give any sort of measure or rating of my love life... I know, "how sad" (I really do appreciate the sincere pouts that this inspires in you and if a tear was shed, wow, I wish I could hug you right now because it means you really do care and feel the depths beneath the surface balance that irreverent and a positive outlook and my momentary perspective give me in the functional living of life that allows me to be so amused by truth and accurate such readings of it, which is all probably the reason my Mind and Spirit life rates so high, aye?)...

as long as I remain optimistic in perspective and hopeful in heart (and there's always hope, right?), then an honest mirror is wonderfully appreciated and amusing to me...

anyway, so without further ado, here are what I will now (with all that thinking done) the more accurate results from The Rate Your Life Quiz, or to be most accurate, the results from childinside:

This Is My Life, Rated
Life:
6.9
Mind:
8.9
Body:
6.1
Spirit:
9
Friends/Family:
2.8
Love:
Not enough information
Finance:
6.3
Take the Rate My Life Quiz

and to provide a measure of how individualized the analysis they provide might be, here's the commentary they provided for the second coming of my own up-close-and-personal Rate Your Life test...

Your Life Analysis:

Life: Your life rating is a score of the sum total of your life, and accounts for how satisfied, successful, balanced, capable, valuable, and happy you are. The quiz attempts to put a number on the summation of all of these things, based on your answers. Your life score leaves room for improvement. You can make changes to improve your trouble areas, and this will bring you greater satisfaction. Focus on your weakest points and set about to change them. Do not delay your happiness and success. (Read more on improving your life)

Mind: Your mind rating is a score of your mind's clarity, ability, and health. Higher scores indicate an advancement in knowledge, clear and capable thinking, high mental health, and pure thought free of interference. Your mind score is quite high, meaning you possess a high degree of mental clarity, ability, and health. You clearly understand what is required to maintain optimum mental function. Continue doing what works, and avoid pitfalls which may come along. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the mind.

Body: Your body rating measures your body's health, fitness, and general wellness. A healthy body contributes to a happy life, however many of us are lacking in this area. Your body score is fairly average, which means there is room for improvement. Keep a focus on your physical health. Protect your body as it is your most valuable physical asset. Nutrition, stress reduction, and exercise are key. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the body.

Spirit: Your spirit rating seeks to capture in a number that elusive quality which is found in your faith, your attitude, and your philosophy on life. A higher score indicates a greater sense of inner peace and balance. Your spirit score is dramatic. Continue on your path, do not stray. Continue to reap the rewards which your spirituality brings forth. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving the spirit.

Friends/Family: Your friends and family rating measures your relationships with those around you, and is based on how large, healthy, and dependable your social network is. You scored at the very low end for friends and family. This means that your social network is weak and not functioning. Consider re-establishing old bonds as you work on forging new ones. You will be greatly rewarded in return. Try using MeetUp.com to find people near you who share your interests.

Love: Your love rating is a measure of your current romantic situation. Sharing your heart with another person is one of life's most glorious, terrifying, rewarding experiences. The quiz was not able to calculate your love score. Your love score is very low, indicating trouble. There is love out there for you. Seek the advice of wise people on how to go about finding it. Do not lose hope. Read advice from other quiz-takers on finding and maintaining love.

Finance: Your finance rating is a score that rates your current financial health and stability. Your finances are somewhat in the middle, neither bad or exceptional. Keep doing what works for you, and improve what doesn't. Focus on long-term financial stability as your goal. Read advice from other quiz-takers on improving your finances.

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