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April 17, 2005

Thanks to Lindsey for more work avoidance :–)

I suspect there are many who would disagree with this one! Nevertheless, here are the results from my latest pointless online quiz which Lindsey sent me:

Your dating personality profile:

Stylish - You do not lack for fashion sense. Style matters. You wouldn't want to be seen with someone who doesn't care about her appearance.
Shy - You are often timid around others, though you will open up when the right person comes along.
Wealthy/Ambitious - You know what your goals are and you pursue them vigourously. Achieving success is important to you.
Your date match profile:

Practical - You are drawn to people who are sensible and smart. Flashy, materialistic people turn you off. You appreciate the simpler side of living.
Conservative - Forget liberals, you need a conservative match. Political discussions interest you, and a conservative will offer the viewpoint you need.
Shy - You are put off by people who are open books. You are drawn to someone who is a bit more mysterious. You want to draw her out of her shell and get to know what she is all about.
Your Top Ten Traits

1. Stylish
2. Shy
3. Wealthy/Ambitious
4. Adventurous
5. Traditional
6. Athletic
7. Romantic
8. Conservative
9. Sensual
10. Intellectual
Your Top Ten Match Traits

1. Practical
2. Conservative
3. Shy
4. Athletic
5. Sensual
6. Stylish
7. Traditional
8. Adventurous
9. Intellectual
10. Romantic

Take the Online Dating Personality Quiz at Dating Diversions

Ha. Ha. Ha.

Thoughts Trinny?

I'm going to fail, and I don't care :–D

Well my project/dissertation is due in on Tuesday. I now have 6,600 words of utter bullshit. I'm hoping to get to bed tonight with over 8,000, and maybe have a complete 10,000 by tomorrow night. It's a complete pile of rubbish; if I get a 2:2 I'll be happy and if I get a 2:1 I'll be amazed. Shit happens. I don't care, and here's why:

I got my exam timetable, and since my last exam is on the 28th May, rang my boss to tell him I'd be alright to start work anytime after that. He's got me pencilled in for 13th June, which is cool. I'm really looking forward to starting farming again, but the best news is… he's probably going to switch tractors to all John Deeres! So as opposed to my shiny new Case MXM190 which I got last year (which was lovely) I will now hopefully get a shiny new John Deere 7820 instead! :-D In many ways, they're comparable. It's an engine downsize, from 7.5 to 6.8 litres, which is a bit of a bummer. Engine power is about the same, the Case was 194BHP or 227 on overfuelling, the Deere is 197BHP or 214 on overfuelling. I don't know what gearbox I'll get, I'm hoping for the basic Powrquad plus (not a misspelling), although I think the autoquad plus is the same but with more functions so I wouldn't mind that either. I'll also get an extra 2 gears, up from 18 to 20, which will be a full 20×20 instead of the Case's 18×6, although the Case had full powershift where the Deere only has 4 powershift steps in each of the 5 ranges, but no matter. What I hope I don't get is the top line Autopowr stepless infinitely variable transmission, because it seems too automated and I prefer direct gear control. I doubt I'll get that as it's a £9,000 option. Still, I won't complain too much if I get it. It's got a whole host of automated functions which will be interesting! And it also has a permanent padded passenger seat.

I appreciate that to every single one of my readers this will make no sense, I will seem very weird and you'll probably be either laughing or very concerned by now. But I don't care, I've got a new tractor to learn how to drive, I can't wait for the challenge, and it's one of my very favourite ones. Failure of degree is no longer important :-D

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