right brain v. left brain

I posted this years ago, and I still find it fascinating.

 Which way is she spinning? Can you make her change directions?

The Right Brain vs Left Brain test … do you see the dancer turning clockwise or counter-clockwise? If clockwise, then you use more of the right side of the brain and vice versa.

Most of us would see the dancer turning counter-clockwise though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

Of course, my brain is different. She’s spinning clockwise. And I can make her change directions at will.

uses logic
detail oriented
facts rule
words and language
present and past
math and science
can comprehend
order/pattern perception
knows object name
reality based
forms strategies

uses feeling
“big picture” oriented
imagination rules
symbols and images
present and future
philosophy & religion
can “get it” (i.e. meaning)
spatial perception
knows object function
fantasy based
presents possibilities
risk taking

Today’s miscellaneous post was brought to you by the Right Brain. Be Creative and carry on!

humpday happenins

First off…Team BITE ME! took first prize at trivia night last night! YAY! It had been a few weeks since we’ve been #1 so last night’s win tasted super sweet. And the $50 gift card covered our entire tab minus $3 + tip. Can’t beat that with a stick.
The only thing that would’ve made last night better? We were missing ALL-CAPS Kristal. Trivia night just isn’t the same without my compadre.

I finally caught up on this week’s Bachelorette. Good Lord. Kasey needs to take about 7 types of medication. And if I ever hear any of you say “Guard and protect your heart.” I will punch you in the nuts. And if you don’t have nuts, I’ll punch you somewhere in the vicinity of where your nuts should be. That phrase is banned forever and ever and ever. Amen.

Rapid & random topic change
So my daddy and I were talking the other day and he said something I hadn’t heard him say in forever. “That girl is so ugly, she has to sneak up on the well to get a drink of water.”

Wow. That’s some kinda ugly, I guess. Made me snort when I heard it. He also says “That boy got hit in the face with the ugly stick and the stick broke.” I’m thinking my daddy thinks there are lots of ugly people in this world. Sometimes being southern is just plain funny.

I don’t know why I thought y’all needed to hear that.

BTW, thanks for the emails, comments, texts, etc. fully supporting (<–bwahahaha!) me and my Cleavage von Cleavageton bathing suit. The consensus is, "If you got it–flaunt it." I'm not sure about flaunting, but I'll happily wear it again.

Release day for LOVE SUCKS! is just a few weeks away! July 27 is right around the corner!! YAY!!!

it’s a girl’s day out!

Today is the day that me and my Thurz Girls go out and play! Limo, cocktails, lunch, cocktails, limo, Sex and the City 2, cocktails… Well, you get the picture.

The Sheriff (my nickname for my friend’s hubby) has reserved us a car and driver. Not sure if it’s an actual Limo or a Navigator–I think it depends on how many of the Thurz Girls rsvp’d for the event. It doesn’t matter…all that matters is we’re going to spend the day in STYLE.

I wore my kitty dress today, but no high heels. I just didn’t have it in me. Gold sandals is the only way to go for me today.
I’ll try to take lots of pics with my iPhone (forgot my other camera) and post them here and on Facebook!
Oh, and team BITE ME! took 3rd place last night at trivia. Damn Wager of Death got us again!!!

oh humpday, my humpday!

Team BITE ME! took 2nd place last night at Trivia Night…and we have a $25 gift certificate to show for it. We didn’t miss a single question until half-time, where we only managed to get 3 of the 6 states who’s captiol cities start with the letter C. I will go on record right now to say that I argued til I was blue in the face that Chattanooga was NOT the capital of TN. (NASHVILLE! Duh!!) but I was outvoted. Team Swhartz beat us by 2 lousy points. *grumble grumble*

I also want to give props to my son Ian for knowing without a doubt that Gregor Mendel is known for his study of the inheritance of certain traits in pea plants. I’m very proud to know that he actually does listen in Biology. (Geometery is another story…)

I’m having a super cute day today. I think it’s the dress. Every time I wear my green dress, I feel all sparkly. I think I need to go somewhere this afternoon. I don’t wanna waste all this cute just at work.

Next Wednesday is Sex and the City day for me and some of my girlfriends. One of the husbands has rented us a limo and is going to take us where ever we want to go before and after the movie. This way we can drink our cosmos in style and not have to take a cab. He’s the bestest ever.

Well, that about wraps up the humpday chronicles. Anything going on in your neck of the woods?

a MELting pot blog

Went back to the lake yesterday. Ahhhhhh. Don’t I look content? I’m telling you, Vitamin D is my favorite vitamin on earth.

I practiced driving the party barge…driving really isn’t an issue–it’s the parking it in the dock that I kinda suck at. It’s gonna be pretty interesting in a couple of weeks when I’m hosting my Bunko group at the lake. Those pics should be fun. Or not.

Tonight is trivia night. If I go, I’m gonna be late. I’m not sure I’ll know how to handle missing trivia…so I guess I better make sure I get there, huh?

Now, let’s talk BACHELORETTE:




First of all, CRAIG M. is the biggest douche known to man and I’m glad he’s gone. I think the Weatherman was right on: Craig M. is psycho. Glad Ali dumped him on his big-haired ass.

Justin bugs me. He seems sweet, but I’m telling you, something isn’t right with that boy. Mark my words, the wrassler isn’t an honest man.

Frank is so damn cute. I wanna eat him up with a spoon. Same with Roberto. Yummy. He can hit a homerun with me anytime.

Jesse is HOT. That body and those tats had me MELting everywhere. And I really like Ty. Alot. I have a feeling he’s gonna go a long way. If I were to pick the top 4, it would be Frank, Roberto, Jesse, and Ty. BUT, of that group, Jesse is the one who is least likely to go.

I truly think Roberto will go to the final 2. Not sure who the other one will be…maybe Ty (because wow he’s charming) or Frank (because he makes me laugh. I heart him…)

Are you watching? What do you think?

puffy eyes, dokken shirt, fans and pictures

I’m better today. I think I have an eye infection. (see, I kinda sorta try to stretch out my contacts longer than I should cuz when money is tight, that’s not really where I wanna spend my cash…) Problem is, now I have to spend the same amount going to the doc and getting some antibiotic. Stupid, dumb writer chick. You just can’t teach common sense, ya know?

So this week I’ve been walking around with a puffy right eye. I kinda look like I’ve been punched; especially first thing in the morning. The eye runs constantly and so I also have a runny nose. Claritin D helps with the swelling and the runniness, but not completely. Yeah, I’m a big fat swollen hot mess.

Last night was trivia night (4th place again! Still #2 overall!) and I brought a couple of books to give away. One to a 14 year old daughter of a competing team memeber(BTW she was GORGEOUS! and now I’ve decided that she and my 16 year old need to be IN LURVE by the end of the summer. Cupid? Do you hear me?) MAY THE SCHWARTZ BE WITH YOU is our #1 nemesis…but they are a lot of fun so we cut them some slack. Especially since they got beat by FARTSMELLERS last night. LOL (FARTSMELLERS are pretty cool too, and my youngest sone thinks they have the best name ever so maybe he should defect to their team. TRAITOR!) So anyway, when I met John last week, he said his daughter was a huge reader and he called her and she immediately looked me up on the internet and said she wanted to read my book so I promised her a copy. (longest run on sentence ever?)Jaqueline came to trivia night last night, I brought her a book and signed it, we hugged, we bonded…and she wanted a picture of me.

Okay, remember the puffy eye? Um yeah. Me, no make-up, a big ol’ puffy eye…AND MY DOKKEN CONCERT SHIRT FROM THEH EARLY 90s. But I sucked it up and now she has a collectors item. Because seriously, that is one ugly ass picture of me. (Jaqueline, please come back next week. I promise to look presentable and we can take tons more pics if you want!) I was happy to take a picture with her even though I looked like I had been rejected by the Grim Reaper.

John was so appreciative that I brought his daughter a book, but honestly I am happy to do it. I always feel like giving 1 book to a new reader is a great way to spread the word. All I ask of the person I give the book to is that if you like it, please tell your friends to buy a copy and to write me a review somewhere. Tit for tat and all that. 🙂

I also brought a copy to our Trivia Jockey (TJ instead of DJ) Brent. He’s a great guy and entertains the hell out of me and he always plays my favorite songs…so he deserved a copy. And I gave a copy to a friend of my brother. 3 copies total. I guess all in all, despite my stay-puf face, I had a great time last night.

BTW: 2 months from tomorrow…LOVE SUCKS! will hit the shelves!!!


Team BITE ME! did not win last night. We were in 2nd place going into the wager of death. We live by the motto “Go big or go home.” We waged big…and went home without winning.

Ah well. Was still fun.

I’m so ready for this week to be over. I feel like I’ve been completely drained. Anyone have an instant cure for my emotional vacancy?

leave a message at the BEEEEEEP

Team BITE ME! was victorious again last night in the war of trivia! yippeeeeee!

Today, I’ll be at the 4-H Center at an all-day, company-wide meeting. Try not to be jealous. The good news is, if we survive the day, we’ll be rewarded with a cocktail party afterward.

I love silver linings…don’t you?

everyday should be like yesterday

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Had the best time at the Travs game yesterday…especially since the first baseman for the NWA Naturals had a great ass…made watching the game soooo much more fun. 🙂
Also got some lovely sun. I did apply sunscreen as appropriate, but I apparently missed a spot on my arm near my armpit and it’s bright freaking pink. Good thing I look so good in pink.
This is how I spent the afternoon:

and after the game, the girls and I headed to Cregeen’s Pub and flirted with the young hot waiter, John-with-an-H, had a couple of beers, and chowed down on some yummy appetizers.

Yes, it was a great day. Honestly, if every work day could be like that…well, we’d all want to go to work, wouldn’t we?

Tonight is Triva at Touchdown Sally’s. Last week we came in 3rd place (boo!). maybe we can reclaim our title as awesomest team ever tonight! Oh wait, we’re still awesomest team ever…we just want to be the WINNING (aka #1) awesomest team ever…