East of the Sun, West of the Moon



Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 2:53 am

Copied from Dora:

Testriffic IQ test

Woohoo! πŸ˜‰

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 12:54 am

Copied from Karen.

My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
Milord Sir Lord Erwin the Cosmopolitan of Walk upon Water
Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title

Not bad, not bad at all. πŸ™‚


18th Birthday Top50 Meme

Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 12:51 am

Go to popculturemadness.com, search the year you turned 18, and snip out the top 50 songs.

Bold = I like the song
Stricken out = I do not like the song
Italicized = don’t care one way or the other
Under lined = no idea what the song is

  1. Living On A Prayer – Bon Jovi
  2. Mony Mony – Billy Idol (1st released in 1981)
  3. (I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life – Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
  4. Lean On Me – Club Nouveau
  5. Songbird – Kenny G
  6. Always – Atlantic Starr
  7. Oh Yeah – Yello
  8. La Bamba – Los Lobos
  9. Faith – George Michael
  10. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon
  11. With Or Without You – U2
  12. Don’t Give Up – Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush
  13. Bad – Michael Jackson
  14. It’s Tricky – Run DMC
  15. You Got It All – the Jets
  16. U Got The Look – Prince
  17. I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
  18. Girls, Girls, Girls – Motley Crew
  19. Didn’t We Almost Have It All – Whitney Houston
  20. Casanova – Levert
  21. La Isla Bonita – Madonna
  22. Funky Town – Pseudo Echo
  23. Wanted Dead Or Alive – Bon Jovi
  24. Can’t We Try – Dan Hill and Vonda Sheppard
  25. (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party) – Beastie Boys
  26. The Final Countdown – Europe
  27. Open Your Heart – Madonna
  28. Looking For A New Love – Jody Watley
  29. In Too Deep – Genesis
  30. Let’s Wait Awhile – Janet Jackson
  31. Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
  32. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight – Genesis
  33. Shake You Down – Gregory Abbott
  34. Somewhere Out There – Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram
  35. Talk Dirty To Me – Poison
  36. Rhythm Is Gonna Get You – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  37. Big Time – Peter Gabriel
  38. The Finer Things – Steve Winwood
  39. Land of Confusion – Genesis
  40. Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now – Starship
  41. Luka – Suzanne Vega
  42. Girls – Beastie Boys
  43. The Lady In Red – Chris Deburgh
  44. I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me) – Whitney Houston
  45. True Faith – New Order
  46. Dude (Looks Like A Lady) – Aerosmith
  47. Touch Me (I Want Your Body) – Samantha Fox
  48. Moonlighting Theme – Al Jarreau
  49. Heart and Soul – T’ Pau
  50. Heartbreak Beat – Psychedelic Furs

Because my birthday is at the end of December, the next year is probably just as interesting (to me). Let’s have a look:

  1. What A Wonderful World* – Louis Armstrong
  2. It Takes Two – Rob Base & E-Z Rock
  3. Da Butt – EU
  4. Hot Hot Hot – Buster Poindexter
  5. I’ll Always Love You – Taylor Dayne
  6. Man In The Mirror – Michael Jackson
  7. Sweet Child Of Mine – Guns N Roses
  8. Red Red Wine – UB40
  9. Just Got Paid – Johnny Kemp
  10. Don’t Worry, Be Happy – Bobby McFerrin
  11. Pour Some Sugar On Me – Def Leppard
  12. Every Rose Has Its Thorn – Poison
  13. Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N Roses
  14. Paradise – Sade
  15. The Flame – Cheap Trick
  16. 1 2 3 – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  17. Kokomo – Beach Boys
  18. Need You Tonight – INXS
  19. Pump Up The Volume – M/A/R/R/S
  20. Roll With It – Steve Winwood
  21. Baby I Love Your Way/Freebird (Medley) – Will To Power
  22. Power Of Love – Laura Branigan
  23. Push It – Salt N Pepa
  24. One More Try – George Michael
  25. Can’t Stay Away From You – Gloria Estefan & Miami Sound Machine
  26. Wild, Wild West – Kool Moe Dee
  27. One Moment In Time – Whitney Houston
  28. Hot Hot Hot!!! – The Cure
  29. The Promise – When In Rome
  30. The Way You Make Me Feel – Micheal Jackson
  31. Chains Of Love – Erasure
  32. What’s On Your Mind (Pure Energy) – Information Society
  33. Honestly – Stryper
  34. Don’t Be Cruel – Bobby Brown
  35. Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi
  36. Strangelove – Depeche Mode
  37. Nothin’ But A Good Time – Poison
  38. Angel – Aerosmith
  39. Candle In The Wind – Elton John
  40. Forever Young – Alphaville
  41. Pink Cadillac – Natalie Cole
  42. Always On My Mind – Pet Shop Boys
  43. Tall Cool One – Robert Plant
  44. Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  45. Beds Are Burning – Midnight Oil
  46. Tomorrow People – Ziggy Marley & The Melody Makers
  47. I Know You’re Out There Somewhere – Moody Blues
  48. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  49. Wild Wild West – The Escape Club
  50. In God’s Country – U2

Keep in mind that a lot of the ones marked as “no idea what the song is” can be blamed on the fact that these charts are US oriented, as far as I can tell, and I grew up in the Netherlands!

Can you guess what the years are without checking various years on the website?


See How Observant You Are

Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 8:04 pm

I blame this one on Annie, because I can. πŸ™‚

Your Observation Skills Get A B

Your senses are pretty sharp (okay, most of the time)
And it takes something big to distract you!
How Observant Are You?

Pity it doesn’t tell me which ones I got wrong, though.



Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 8:36 pm

Picked up from Cartazon:

Goto Wikipedia and look up your birth day (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year.

Let’s see…

  • Facts:
    • 800 – Coronation of Charlemagne as Holy Roman Emperor, in Rome.
    • 1776 – George Washington and his army cross the Delaware River to attack Britain’s Hessian mercenaries in Trenton, New Jersey.
    • 1991 – Mikhail Gorbachev resigns as president of the Soviet Union (the union itself is dissolved the next day).
  • Born::
    • 1642 (O.S.) – Sir Isaac Newton, English physicist and mathematician (d. 1727)
    • 1899 – Humphrey Bogart, American actor (d. 1957)
  • Died::
    • 1977 – Charlie Chaplin, English actor (b. 1889)

I wasn’t aware that Charlie Chaplin was English, you think the lack of accent helped? πŸ˜‰



Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 2:17 pm

Inspired by Lumi:

You scored 100% Beginner, 100% Intermediate, 86% Advanced, and 66% Expert!
You have an extremely good understanding of beginner, intermediate, and advanced level commonly confused English words, getting at least 75% of each of these three levels’ questions correct. This is an exceptional score. Remember, these are commonly confused English words, which means most people don’t use them properly. You got an extremely respectable score.

Thank you so much for taking my test. I hope you enjoyed it!

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Link: The Commonly Confused Words Test written by shortredhead78 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test


Where have you been?

Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 3:43 pm

World66.com Map
visited 13 states (25%)
create your own personalized map of the USA

I landed in Atlanta in ’99 for my first visit to the US, visited some people in that area and let’s not forget I also flew to Chicago and saw some of Michigan. πŸ˜‰ I’ve seen a bit more of Michigan since then, as well as the states between it and Kansas, partially visiting and partially roadtripping through them.

M has family on the east and west-coast so no doubt I’ll see more of that in the future. Definitely want to visit Hawaii and Alaska at some point.


The value of this blog

Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 12:17 pm

My blog is worth $0.00.
How much is your blog worth?

Thankfully I’m not doing this for the money. πŸ˜‰

Update: Hmm, almost a month later I went back and checked again and now it’s just over $500. I guess the fact that the domain change has been picked might help.


Talking ’bout my generation

Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 12:59 am

Feeling a bit lazy and cleaning out browser-tabs that I had sitting around, I ran across this one:

The Veteran
You scored 88%!
You’ve picked up the majority of the classic rock basics. You probably have a classic rock collection and can sing along with most of the songs on your local radio station.

This is not the highest score, but it is arguably the best: that subtle combination of impressive knowledge and not being a pretentious geek.

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 26% on notes

Link: The BASIC classic rock Test written by allmydays on Ok Cupid

Hmm, right. *hides the music collection*



Filed under: Meme — Erwin @ 2:19 pm

Not a bad year, I’d say:

In 1969 (the year you were born)

Richard Nixon becomes president of the US

Senator Edward Kennedy escapes injury when the car he is driving veers off a narrow bridge on Chappaquiddick Island

US astronaut Neil Armstrong becomes the first person to set foot on the moon while commanding the Apollo 11 mission

Breathtaking pictures of Mars are transmitted to earth from NASA’s Mariner 7 as it passes within 2,200 miles of the Red Planet

Woodstock music festival begins in upstate NY, featuring performances by Grateful Dead, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and many more artists

250,000 Vietnam War protestors gather in Washington for the largest anti-war rally in US history

The first draft lottery since WWII is held in New York City

The Beatles’ performance in public for the last time, on the roof of Apple Records

The Stonewall riots mark the start of the modern gay rights movement in the US

Marilyn Manson, Jennifer Aniston, RenοΏ½e Zellweger, Edward Norton, Christian Slater, and Linus Torvalds are born

New York Mets win the World Series

New York Jets win Superbowl III

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

Sesame Street premieres

Midnight Cowboy wins the Oscar for best picture

David Bowie’s debut single, “Space Oddity”, becomes a huge hit – in part to the US landing on the moon

Sharon Tate & the LaBiancas are found murdered by Charles Manson & “family”

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

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