Thursday, December 30, 2010

BERKSHIRE RAMBLINGS post : Sleigh Ride

Here is another of my blogs BERKSHIRE RAMBLINGS...my post from last winter about a sleigh ride.
http://berkshireramblings.blogspot.com/2010/02/lets-go-on-sleigh-ride.html

My Airedale Antics Blog Post for the New Year

Here is my other blog AIREDALE ANTICS ... a post for the New Year.

http://airedaleantics.blogspot.com/2009/12/airedale-resolutions.html

ROCK n ROLL FRIDAYS meme: THE BEATLES !!!

Hi I'm DJ KathyA! Welcome to Rock 'n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their songs. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics. Got it? Great! Let's begin this week's meme!

This is a special "double" meme in honor of being the last meme of the year.
Today we picked The Beatles.


1. HARD DAYS NIGHT : “You know I work all day, to get you money, to buy you things, and it’s worth it just to hear you say, you’re gonna give me everything…”
Have you ever supported another person?
Yes, when I was married, my husband was an off-season, out of work landscaper. He eventually got a job as a postman, but it was a long 6 months supporting him on my retail job wages.

2. ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE: “Nothing you can make that can’t be made. No one you can save that can’t be saved. Nothing you can do but you can learn how to be you in time, it’s easy. All you need is love…”
What 3 things do you need besides love?
Health, A Job, Humor.

3. BACK IN THE USSR: “Been away so long I hardly knew the place, gee it’s great to be back home…”
What is the most unusual place you have visited?
In Dover, England, I toured a secret underground network of tunnels carved into the white clifts that was used as a hospital and secret communication headquarters during WWII. It also housed a museum dedicated to the creator of JAMES BOND, Ian Fleming, with all kinds of prop devices used in the films. Facsinating. It is supposed to be haunted as well, but I didn't notice anything unusual while I was visiting.

4. DO YOU WANT TO KNOW A SECRET?: “Listen, doo da doo, do you want to hear a secret? Do you promise not to tell?...”
What was the last secret you heard?
It was a co-worker talking about another co-worker having a fight with their S/O. I had inquired as to why they were so grumpy that morning.

5. DRIVE MY CAR: “Baby you can drive my car. Yes I’m gonna be a star. Baby you can drive my car and maybe I’ll love you…”
When was the last time you drove someone else’s car?
I drove Bud's car to and from his sister's Holiday Party. I was the DD.
I am always the DD...

6. EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: “I ain’t got nothing but love, babe. Eight days a week”…
What was the longest week of YOUR life?
The last week before I got married. I was scheduled for an outdoor wedding and the weather in New England is so horrifically ever-changing, I didn't know if it was going to rain or not. It did, but cleared for the wedding and photos, then started up after we got to the reception.

7. GET BACK: “Jojo was a man who thought he was a loner, but he knew it couldn’t last. Jojo left his home in Tucson Arizona, for some California grass. Get back! Get Back! Get back to where you once belonged…”
Where do YOU belong?
With Bud. : )

8. GOOD MORNING GOOD MORNING: “Everyone you see is half asleep, and you’re on your own you’re in the street…”
What is your morning routine?
Early up, coffee, check e-mails, FB, blog comments. Shower, makeup, dress. It'll be a few more hours until Bud rises.

9. HELLO GOODBYE: “I don’t know why you say goodbye I say hello, hello, hello…”
Who was the last person you said goodbye to that you look forward to saying Hello to again?
The Airedale dogs at The 1896 House.

10. YESTERDAY: “Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away, now it looks as though they’re here to stay, oh I believe in yesterday…”
What was the best event of yesterday (the day before today)?
Something to do with post-Grand Marnier drinking...tied with a call-back from a future employer.

11. WITHIN YOU WITHOUT YOU: “We were talking about the space between us all and the people who hide themselves behind a wall of illusion…”
Spiritually, do you believe in afterlife, reincarnation or nothing at all?
I believe in reincarnation. I'm very Pagan-New Age-y that way.

12. WHEN I’M 64: When I get older losing my hair, many years from now…will you still be sending me a valentine, birthday greetings, bottle of wine?...”
What was your favorite age to be?
Under 30 and over 20. Just wish I was smarter back then... sigh.

 13. WE CAN WORK IT OUT: “Try to see it my way, do I have to keep on talking till I can’t go on? While you see it your way, run the risk of knowing that our love will soon be gone, we can work it out…”
What is the most drastic thing you ever did to try to save a relationship/friendship?
More futile than drastic, I have sent holiday cards to an ex-friend for over 18 years with no response.

14. THE NIGHT BEFORE: “We said our goodbyes the night before, Love was in your eyes the night before, Now today I find, you have changed your mind…treat me like you did the night before…”
Anything change drastically just overnight for you?
Jobs and Houses changed, and boyrfriends...probably post stomach-stapling surgery, I felt like a new person. Eventually, I got my life back. 

15. FOOL ON THE HILL: “But nobody wants to know him, they can see that he’s just a fool. And he never gives an answer but the fool on the hill sees the sun going down and the eyes in his head see the world going round…”
Were you ever teased or bullied in the past?
Yes, for severe acne (nicknamed"Kathy Ackey") and bullied on the bus by the neighbor kids gang for being the weird girl who played trumpet in the band at school. I hate school and my neighborhood both because of this awkward time.

16. SHE’S A WOMAN: “My love don’t give me presents, I know that she’s o peasant. Only ever have to give me, love forever and forever, my love don’t give me presents…”
What was the last gift your significant lover gave to you?
A Remote Car Starter from Bud. xxo

 17. SEXY SADIE: “She came along to turn on everyone, sexy Sadie the greatest of them all, Sexy Sadie how did you know, the world was waiting just for you…”
What is sexy about your significant other?
Everything! (except the sweats & T shirts).

18. REVOLUTION: “You say you want a revolution, well you know, we’d all want to change the world…”
What would you change about the USA right now if you could (besides war)?
Socialize health insurance/services and medicine. People are sick, dying or letting major health issues go unchecked because they cannot afford insurance. I know this firsthand. : (

19. PENNY LANE: “Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes, there beneath the blue suburban skies…"
Tell us about your favorite street. It doesn’t have to be the one you live on now…
I love country roads in the USA, but for a city street, it has to be LONDON, ENGLAND hands down...perhaps a High Street, King's Road or Oxford Street...so many bring back fond memories. Any that Bus 7 traveled along after work.

20. PAPERBACK WRITER: “It’s a thousand pages give or take a few, I’ll be writing more in a week or two. I can make it longer if you like the style, I can change it round and I want to be a paperback writer….”
What would your book be about if someone advanced you money to write one?
A fictional character's life, based on my daydreams.

 21. NOWHERE MAN: “He’s a real nowhere man, sitting in his nowhere land, making all his nowhere plans for nobody..”
Who do you feel is clue-less?
People who feel war brings peace.

22. NORWEGIAN WOOD: “She showed me her room, isn’t it good Norwegian wood?”
What piece of artwork or furniture are you most proud of?
A poster I ripped off a pub wall in London while I was trashed on hard cider. It depicts a cartoon couple drinking Pernod and has the price (in pence) of the mixed drink. I've had it since 1987.

23. MICHELLE: “I love you I love you I love you, that’s all I want to say, until I find a way, I will say the only words I know that you’ll understand…"

Have you ever dated a non-US born person? (If you are from another country , have you dated anyone outside your borders?)
Yes, English, Canadian, Austrailian, New Zealander, Scottish, Israeli, Turkish, Irish and a Welch man.

 24. MAXWELL’S SILVER HAMMER: “Bang Bang Maxwells’ silver hammer came down on her head, bang bang Maxwell’s silver hammer made sure that she was dead…”
How would you like to die if given a choice?
Quickly, painlessly, and a LONG time from now.... Yikes!

 25. MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: “Roll up for the mystery tour. The magical mystery tour is waiting to take you away, waiting to take you away take you today…”
What was the last tour you went on?
I toured the Susan B Anthony House in Rochester, NY last year.

 26. LADY MADONNA: “Lady Madonna baby at your breast, wonders how you manage to beat the rest…”
How do you feel about public breast feeding?
Uugh. Nothing like shelling out a bill for a 5 star meal and glancing over at some "natural" woman whipping out her naked breast to feed her whiney baby. Take it to the ladies room. It's natural you say? So is taking a dump, but THAT is not done in a public restaurant. I am totally against public breast feeding.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness MEME: Mark Twain

Today we picked Mark Twain. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!


1. A man cannot be comfortable without his own approval.
Do you let yourself off the hook easily?
No, Everythng is my fault.

2. A man is never more truthful than when he acknowledges himself a liar. Do you think everyone lies?
White lies perhaps.

3. A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way.
What was the last thing that you had to learn the hard way?
That you cannot trust what a temp agency says about a job they are sending you on.

 4. A person who won't read has no advantage over one who can't read.
What types of things do you read?
Magazines, non-fiction, work manuals and catalogs.

 5. A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
Have you ever thought about something that did not exist and later was invented?
Yes.

6. Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.
How well do you think that you observe people?
Very well. I am quite intuitive.

7. Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.
Have you ever used humor to diffuse a difficult situation?
Always.

8. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
How important is your age to you? Do you ever lie about it or refuse to reveal it?
I hate my age. I hate aging. I don't discuss it.

 9. All you need is ignorance and confidence and the success is sure.
How important do you think confidence is? Are you confident?
I am confident in many areas, not all, but many.

10. Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Do you do everything you should to be healthy?
NO, and my lifestyle needs tweaking. I plan to change that in 2011.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Monday Mayhem meme: Keep or Regift?

MONDAY MAYHEM: Keep or Regift...

We have all received well-meaning and not so well-meaning gifts...

■You have received the ugliest sweater ever made. What do you do with it?
Goodwill bin.

■Your aunt Mabel gave you a $25 gift card to coffee joint that is far away from your home. Do you regift it?
If it is Starbucks, I give it away. If it is Dunkee, I will use it.

■Your sister in law sent you a gift card to a store that isn't in your town or online. What do you do with it?
Hmmm..what store is THAT? I guess I would let my sis in law know...



■What is the oddest gift you have ever received from someone?
Fruitcake.

■What did you do with it?
Set it out at my holiday dinner. My mother ate some of it. The rest went into the circular file.

■Did you ever wear a sweater, or something else, that was given to you just because of the person who gave it to you and not because you liked it?
No. I won't wear clothes I don't like.

■What was the best gift you got this holiday season?
Bud.

■What was the 'most regiftable' gift you received this year?
I liked all of my gifts. I cannot think of one lemon in the bunch.

■Did you keep anything that you had actually purchased with the intent of giving it to someone else?
Chocolate. I opened the box and ate them. I had to go buy another box!


■If you could give me one gift, what would it be?
Dog Goodie bag for your pooches.


■What is the one gift that I can give to you?
Friendship.

SUNDAY STEALING meme: The Quick Fandom 2010 MEME

Sunday Stealing: The Quick 2010 Fandom Meme

1. Your main fandom of the year:
Bud's WTIT Blog.

2. Your favorite Film this year:
Avatar (so far).

 3. Your favorite Book read this year:
N/A

4. Your favorite Album or Song this year:
Civil Twilight's Letters From The Sky

 5. Your favorite meme site of the year:
Rock n Roll Fridays

6. Your Fandom that you haven't tried Yet, but want to:
Hmmmm

7. Your best new Fandom Discovery of the Year:
Memes

 8. Your biggest Fandom Disappointment of the Year:
Thursday Thunks

 9. Your TV Boyfriend of the year:
Kiefer

 10. Your TV Girlfriend of the year:
Ummm...hmmm.

11. Your most Missed Old Fandom:
24

 12. Your Biggest Anticipations of the New Year:
Bud...work...moving...

13. Your favorite post (of yours) of the year:
MY Airedale Antics blog...ANY

 14.Your favorite new blog (to you) of the year:
Bud's

15.Your favorite new website of the year:
My own blog.

16. Your favorite news story of the year:
Bud and me...

17. Your favorite actor of the year:
Assortment...

 18. Your favorite drama TV show of the year:
Lie To Me and Criminal Minds and NCIS.

 19. Your favorite comedy TV Show this year:
Outsourced.

20. Your favorite cartoon of the year:
Family Guy.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Our Holiday Video 2010

Watch out Hollywood! Here's our homemade blockbuster... enjoy!

video

Friday, December 24, 2010

ROCK n ROLL FRIDAYS meme: HOLIDAY SONGS!

Hi I'm DJ KathyA! Welcome to Rock 'n Roll Fridays.
Today we picked Holiday Rock 'n Roll Christmas Songs.

1. BAND AID: Do They Know It’s Christmas
What is your favorite charity?
I love several, usually donate to local food shelters or donate my clothes to those bins for local charities, but Goodwill is my favorite big charity, because they sponsor a free online teaching course for computer programs, they hire seemingly un-employable folks to work in their stores, and they help the poor all over the world.

2. BRENDA LEE: Rockin Around the Christmas Tree
What do you consider “rockin” about Chrismas?
The holiday season is different than the usual mundane every-day winter life. You are forced into traditions such as home decoration, gift making or giving, card mailing and parties. Not so shabby!

3. JOHN LENNON-YOKO ONO: Happy Christmas/ War Is Over
What major world event/change would you like to see happen on Christmas Day?
PEACE. War IS over if you want it...

 4. PAUL McCARTNEY: Wonderful Christmastime
What is your favorite Christmas memory?
That moment of anticipation as a young child, waiting at the top of the stairs for my parents to get up and light the tree. I'd walk cautiously down the steps, get blinded by my father's flash bulb on the camera, then see the presents. Good times.

 5. BEACH BOYS: Little Saint Nick
Have you been to California, Florida or some other warm weather place for the holidays?
I have lived in Florida and also lived in California. Celebrating a cold weather holiday in the tropical environment felt weird and unatural to me, although my parents took me to Disney World one Christmas year and that was fun.

 6. STEVIE WONDER: Someday At Christmas
What would like for a future Christmas for yourself and your family?
Everyone healthy and employed and no drama.

 7. WEIRD AL: Christmas at Ground Zero 
Have you prepared your family home for a catastrophic emergency?
Nope. My arse will be a fast go.

8. THE PRETENDERS: 2000 Miles
What is the furthest away you have traveled for Christmas or other holiday?
London, England. Loved it there for the holidays. Very old school.

9. ELVIS PRESLEY: Blue Christmas
What is the saddest Christmas memory you have?
A tie between the first one without my mother and the year John Lennon died.

10. THE WAITRESSES: Christmas Rapping
Have you ever hooked up on Christmas Eve?
No, but I have had relationships where it was a romantic evening...

11. ELTON JOHN: Step Into Christmas
What is your favorite snow-related activity?
I have fond memories of sledding down the hill at Washington Park in Groton, and also ice skating at night. It is really cool to do that. (Trusting the pond is frozen!).

 12. WHAM: Last Christmas
Do you have any lovers or friends you have lost touch with and want to reconnect with?
Some friends from the past. I may find them on Facebook one day, but they are not on yet.

 13. BOBBY HELMS: Jingle Bell Rock (I love this song! One of the few I can listen to at other times of the year )
Have you ever been on a sleigh ride?
Yes, took a sleigh ride last year up in Williamstown, MA on a scenic country hillside.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Twas the Night Before...the Airedale Version

Here is my Airedale Antics blog post from last year. I just re-posted it on their website tonight. I love these dogs and I took hundreds of photos of them in order to piece together stories like this one. Enjoy!

http://airedaleantics.blogspot.com/2009/12/twas-night-before.html

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

WEDNESDAY WICKEDNESS: "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE"

Wednesday Wickedness picked quotes from the movie It's a Wonderful Life in honor of the holiday season.


1. George Bailey: (The staff celebrates closing the building and loan company with only two dollars remaining, to stay in business) Get a tray for these two great big important simoleans here.
Uncle Billy: We'll save 'em for seed.
George Bailey: A toast! A toast! A toast to Mama Dollar and to Papa Dollar, and if you want to keep this old Building and Loan in business, you better have a family real quick.
Cousin Tilly: I wish they were rabbits.
Have you ever had a pet rabbit? What's the most unusual pet that you've had?
Never had a rabbit. I love dogs so much and have never owned one. I had a parakeet 2 separate time periods and 2 cockatiels (Samson & Delilah) that my ex-husband got custody of.

2. George Bailey: Mary Hatch, why in the world did you ever marry a guy like me?
Mary: To keep from being an old maid!
George Bailey: You could have married Sam Wainright, or anybody else in town...
Mary: I didn't want to marry anybody else in town. I want my baby to look like you.
George Bailey: You didn't even have a honeymoon. I promised you...
George Bailey: Your what?
Mary: My baby!
George Bailey: [stuttering] Your, your, your, ba- Mary, you on the nest?
Mary: George Bailey Lassos Stork!
George Bailey: [still stuttering] Lassos a stork?
George Bailey: What're'ya... You mean you're... What is it, a boy or a girl?
Mary: [nods enthusiasticly] Mmmm-hmmm!
Tell us about you finding out that you were pregnant, or of someone close to you.
I was horrified both times. I believe I uttered an obscene word. I hated being pregnant.

3. George Bailey: [yelling at Uncle Billy] Where's that money, you silly stupid old fool? Where's that money? Do you realize what this means? It means bankruptcy and scandal and prison. That's what it means. One of us is going to jail - well, it's not gonna be me.
Have you ever gone through a tough time financially?
Let me count the ways...

4. [George has discovered his brother Harry's tombstone]
Clarence: [explaining] Your brother, Harry Bailey, broke through the ice and was drowned at the age of nine.
George Bailey: That's a lie! Harry Bailey went to war - he got the Congressional Medal of Honor, he saved the lives of every man on that transport.
Clarence: Every man on that transport died! Harry wasn't there to save them, because you weren't there to save Harry.
Have you ever saved someone's life? If not, do you know anyone that has?
I stopped my ex-husband from choking on some food. I held my friend Rick's head and subdued him while he had an epileptic seizure on several ocassions.


5. George Bailey: What is it you want, Mary? What do you want? You want the moon? Just say the word and I'll throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Hey. That's a pretty good idea. I'll give you the moon, Mary.
Mary: I'll take it. Then what?
George Bailey: Well, then you can swallow it, and it'll all dissolve, see... and the moonbeams would shoot out of your fingers and your toes and the ends of your hair... am I talking too much?
What's the best line that someone has used on you in a romantic setting?
Probably something Bud said that does not need to be repeated here.

6. Man on Porch: Why don't you kiss her instead of talking her to death?
George Bailey: You want me to kiss her, huh?
Man on Porch: Ah, youth is wasted on the wrong people.
What is one thing that you would do differently if you were young again?
Apparently, I should have 1. Taken Spanish in school and 2. Paid more attention to that DJ at the Dialtone.

7. Mrs. Hatch: Who is down there with you, Mary?
Mary: It's George Bailey, mother.
Mrs. Hatch: George Bailey? What does he want?
Mary: I don't know!
[to George]
Mary: What do you want?
George Bailey: Me? Nothing! I just came in to get warm, is all.
Mary: [pause] He's making violent love to me, mother!
Did you ever tease your parents that you were doing something wrong when you were growing up?
I didn't need to tease them...I really was naughty.

8. Ma Bailey: [speaking of Mary Hatch] Why, she lights up like a firefly whenever you are around. Besides, Sam Wainright is off in New York, and you're here in Bedford Falls...
George Bailey: And all's fair in love and war, right?
Ma Bailey: [fixing his collar] Well, I don't know about war...
How do you feel about war?
I certainly don't think all is fair in it.

9. George Bailey: Just remember this, Mr. Potter: that this rabble you're talking about, they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath?

Do you think that you get paid enough for the work you and your family do?
Well, I've got a BIG problem with paying income taxes on what I earn. I'm being audited by the IRS now and I owe over $2400!!



10. Mary Hatch: [trapped naked in a bush] Shame on you! I'll tell your mother!
George Bailey: [thoughtfully] My mother's way up on the corner there.
Mary Hatch: I'll call the police.
George Bailey: They're way downtown. Anyway, they'd be on my side.
When was the last time that you dealt with the police?
I was pulled over for a spot check at night. I told the officer I was the designated ddriver. He pointed his flashlight at Bud, (who was quite Smirnoff'd), and said, :"Okay well, this seems to be okay...you're free to go".

Doggie Pics for the Holidays

I normally hate country music, but it works with this collage of dog holiday photos...enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2ozcPB0XtQ&feature=player_embedded#!

Monday, December 20, 2010

MONDAY MAYHEM meme: Lola's Xmas Meme

Welcome to Monday Mayhem.
This week's meme was borrowed from Lola -
Here goes:

1. What is your favorite holiday show/animated show?
I like the Santa Claus story where they sing "One Step In Front of The Other". It was inspiring.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9jeh4mA5us

2. What holiday character do you think you're most like?
Donna Reed's character in "Its a Wonderful Life".

3. What holiday character does your spouse think you're most like?
Probably Rudolph.

4. Favorite Christmas/holiday song?
I like all the classics. I especially love this 2004 Boys Choir from Oxford's King's College. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RC34N1TfCQ

5. Most hated Christmas/holiday song?
12 Days of Frikkin Xmas. Any version, except comedy.

6. If you have an all holiday music radio station when do you start listening to it?
1st weekend after T' Day. I love winter music, but only until Dec 25th then I need my rock n roll back.

 7. If you have an all holiday music radio station do you love it or hate it?
Huh? Nothing wrong with holiday music, or musak...

8. Have you ever wrapped yourself as a Christmas/holiday present? Come on...you can tell!
Umm...well I've done it under a tree...

9. Who is Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer's father?
God?

10. Do you drive your neighborhood or one near you at night to look at other people's holiday decorations?
YES! I dragged Bud to a well-lit street last night after dinner to look at all the houses decorated. He was not amused, but I loved it.

11. When you see a heavily decorated house do you think, 'oh that's lovely'? Or do you think, 'oh criminy, that looks like Christmas threw up all over their lawn'?
Well..depends. If there is religion involved, mixed in with Santa and Frosty, I usually will laugh. I enjoy the lights. I appreciate people's efforts.

12. Are you counting the days to Christmas/Holidays with excited anticipation or dread?
I'm enjoying the journey thru it.

13. When was the last time you had your photo taken with Santa? Did you sit on his lap?
About 6 years ago with a frined. Yes, as an adult.

14. Do you make a Christmas/Holiday list for your spouse or significant other or do you rely on them to pick your gift(s) without a clue from you?
I like the natural way for gift giving. I hate telling someone what to get me.

15. When do you put up your tree and/or menorah/and or anything else?
Usually the 2nd week of December.

16. If tree- Real or fake?
REAL, tho I have had fakeys over the years. Nothing beats the smell of fresh pine.

17. When do you take your tree/decorations down?
Immediately after Xmas. I don't wait for Epiphany.

18. Do you shop the day after Christmas sales? What do you shop for?
Yep...for myself...

19. Is your work/office having a holiday party this year? Will you attend?
I did not attend, tho my ears were burning that night.

20. Do you have your New Year's Eve Plans set yet?
No. We are kickin around a couple ideas.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

SUNDAY STEALING meme: NINJA PART II

Sunday Stealing: The Ninja Meme, Part Two


26. Whose responses to Stealing do you want to read the most?
Bud's of course.
 27. What color shirt are you wearing?
I am wearing a regal red cowl neck sweater.


28. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
Not on a waterbed, which I tried in the 1980s...quite funny actually. They are fun for special evenings. I find them too cold for winter, too hot for summer, so they need to be used in Spring or Fall.

29. Can you whistle?
Yeppers. I can whistle Dixie like that cartoon character, and the Andy Griffith's theme. I taught them to my cockatiel.

30. Favorite colors(s)?
Turquoise Blue and Peach. Guess that's why I liked Howard Johnsons?

31. Could you be a pirate?
NO. I dated a man on Match.com who did "re-enactments" of civil war events and also Pirates...I envisioned every weekend pretneding to be someone else. He was dropped like a hot potato.

32. What songs do you sing in the shower?
I meditate in the shower...no songs. Sorry.

33. Favorite girls name?
Akasha.

34. Favorite boy’s name?
Alexander or Colin



35. What’s in your pocket right now?
Kleenex. I still have a cough and am blowing my nose a lot.

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
Bud at dinner.

37. Best bed sheets as a child?
Flannel ones. There were no designs on my sheets growing up.

38. Worst injury you’ve ever had?
Broken toe. I've had many.



39. Do you love where you live?
I love New England.

40. How many TVs do you have in your house? How many HDTVs?
2.


41. Who is your loudest friend?
An Ex friend.

42. How many dogs do you have?
Not enough and I really want one.




43. Does anyone have a crush on you?
Yes, I believe so.


44. What are the most fun things you ever did?
Let me count the ways. Usually when I've had wine, Bud says I'm pretty fun to be around...

45. What are your favorite books?
Class by Jilly Cooper
Rape of the A.P.E. by Allan Sherman47. Favorite Team?
Friendly's Ice Cream staffers.
48. What songs do you want played at your funeral?
Canon and In My Life...the Jose Feliciano version.


49. What were you doing at 12 AM?
Nothing I can discuss here.

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
How to turn off the alarm clock.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

SATURDAY 9 meme: How's it Gonna Be

Saturday 9: How's It Gonna Be

1. How's it gonna be in 2011 for you?
I hope things go smoother. I just got audited by the IRS and owe over $2K! AAAARRRGH! Not a great ending to this year.

2. What is your idea of a perfect romantic evening?
Any time spent with Bud.

3. What strategy would you implement to deal with drug abuse in today's world?
Tell doctors to lighten up on prescriptions.

4. What thing about your family are you least proud of?
The history, the disfunction, the characters...let me count the ways, but the racism on my father's side beats all of my family shame.

5. What part of the holidays are you really looking forward to?
The journey through them.

6. Who is the last person you high-fived? Why?
A co-worker. Got the computer's back online.

7. Have you ever made out at a drive-in?
Of course. Who hasn't?!

8. If you had only enough energy left in you for one last smile, who would you give it to?
Bud.

9. Tell us about that time when you were the “life of the party”.
Kinda embarassing now, but in 1977 on New Year's Eve at a crowded disco called RHANNA PIPPINS in Groton, CT, I went around the room and kissed EVERY man in the club at midnight. There must have been 500 people there. The guys found it amusing and all cooperated at the time, if memory serves...I'm not proud of myself for that and certainly did not make points with the angry women who were there. I have no friends from that time period of my life, which shows how shallow and stupid I was back then.

Friday, December 17, 2010

ROCK n ROLL FRIDAYS meme: Paul Revere & The Raiders

Today we picked Paul Revere & the Raiders.

I loved this band so much back in the 1960s, I used to spend all my allowances on 16 Magazines so I could get "pix" of my "favs". I had a crush on Freddy Weller and Joe Correro Jr. in this band. I met Mark Lindsay, the lead singer, this past summer at one of his concerts. A sweet man in person.

 




1. INDIAN RESERVATION “They took the whole Indian Nation, Locked Us on this reservation And though I wear a shirt and tie, I’m still a red man deep inside”
Have you ever worn a uniform?
Yes, as a girl scout in the 1960s. In Junior High and High School Band, as an Army PFC, as an armed security guard, and as a manager trainee for Pride.
 2. JUST LIKE ME “It’s just like me to say to you, love me do and I’ll be true. And what I’d like, for you to say, is you’ll come home to me each day”
Who was the first person you wanted to come home to you each day?
Captain Kirk or Herb Alpert. (I was like 5 or 6 years old).

3. HUNGRY “Well I got this need I just can’t control and it’s driving me insane, because I’m hungry…”
What did you eat the last time you were really hungry?
A portugese fresh roll with butter on it.

4. LET ME “But I know my love is going somewhere, But I’m sure, it ain’t being got by you”
Ever admired someone for their talent?
All the time. I love watching someone who is good at what they do, be it glass blowing or making an omlette.

5. HIM OR ME WHAT’S IT GOING TO BE? “I can still recall when you told me I was all, everything you looked for in a man, but I know that it’s not true, I see the way he looks at you, and I think you’re gonna hang me up again”
Ever been dumped for another person?
Yes, and it hurt wicked bad. Skip dropped me for an actress in the school play named Carol.

6. KICKS “Girl, you thought you found the answer on that magic carpet ride last night But when you wake up in the mornin' the world still gets you uptight”
Ever fall for a scam?
I am too trusting. I believe people in an optimistic mindset. I get burned frequently.

7. LOUIE GO HOME “Well hah I can still hear my baby moan, Louie go back home, I’d better go home…”
What is your fondest memory of being called home?
My mother bellowing out "Kaaaa-thaaaayy!" across what seemed like 4 street blocks for me to come home for dinner time when I was playing with my neighbor friends.


8. ACTION “Dance,dance, dance, let your backbone flip…let’s go to the place on the Sunset Strip!”
How do you get your backbone to flip?
I recently danced at an Indian party to ethnic Indian music. I was imitating the jestures and movements of those around me...I'm sure my backbone flipped at some point...I felt like I was a hundred years old the next morning!

9. DON’T TAKE IT SO HARD “And you shouldn’t take it so hard, no you, shouldn’t take it so hard…”
What have you taken too hard recently?
I overheard a co-worker diss me behind my back this week and it upset me to tears.

10. CINDERELLA SUNSHINE “Where do you go Cinderella Sunshine?”
What is your least favorite fairy tale?
Anything Disney made a movie out of. Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, or anything where the woman is beautiful and has no skillsets and only lives happily ever after with some man or 7 dwarves she can cook and clean for. Uggh. Have I mentioned how I hate Barbie???

11. TOO MUCH TALK “Too much talk and not enough action do you know anybody getting satisfaction. Everybody wonder’s bout the crowd reaction and the world gets better by a very small fraction”
Do you read tabloids? Which ones and why?
I glance at the covers in line at the grocers, but I never buy any. I DO buy those "Women's World- All You- Real Simple- In Style- Good Housekeeping, etc. almost bi-weekly for a girly mag fix however. I did open one rag up to see "Kate's Wedding Dress" only to find it was not the actual dress, but the proposed dress Diana's designer sent to Kate for approval. Nothing is in stone. 

12. TIME AFTER TIME “But ya’all have emptied my mind time after time”…
What was the last boring speech or lecture you listened to?
An online course in financial management. Uugh.

13. I HAD A DREAM “I had myself a dream last night the same one. Havin it most every night now, since you’ve been gone…”
Ever have the same dream more than once? What was it about?
The dinosaur searching for food and I'm in the path and there are structures and yards all around, but no hiding places. I have this one often. I'm sure it is a symptom of some neurotic issue I'm having.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

WEDNESDAY WICKEDNESS: Julie Andrews

Today we picked Julie Andrews. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!


1. “All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.”
Have ever felt that you’ve been in love with someone constantly over a long period of time?
Not until recently, unless you count dogs.

2. “I am an optimistic lady.”
How optimistic are you?
Too...I trust too easily and think the best until proven otherwise. I get disappointed a lot.

3. “I don't think today's younger audience... would even know what 1920s musicals were like.”
Do you have any knowledge of 1920 films or musicals? If yes, any favorites?
I only know those corny musicals from the 1940s and 50s...like Carousel and Oklahoma. Modern ones like Cats and All That Jazz. I don't care for musicals....can't stand that Liza-Judy vibratto in the voices. 


4. “I hate the word wholesome.”
Play word association. I say “wholesome” and you say:
Boring.

5. “I have always wished I could learn to be a potter. I love collecting ceramics; it would be so fulfilling to create something lovely.”
What have you always wished that you could be?
Drummer in a rock n roll band. I still do!

6. “Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.”
Tell us about something that you had to persevere through.
Moving and jobs...

7. “Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.”
How do you define your self discipline?
I'm good except for shopping and eating.

8. “Sometimes opportunities float right past your nose. Work hard, apply yourself, and be ready. When an opportunity comes you can grab it.”
Have you ever missed a golden opportunity?
I should have invested in the home computer industry back in the 1980s.

9. “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun. You find the fun and... SNAP! The job's a game!”
Have you ever had that perfect job that was always entertaining?
Bits and pieces of different jobs were fun. No one job was fun and perfect, but I had the most fun when I was a printer for a London one hour photo shop.



10. “Sometimes I'm so sweet even I can't stand it.”
Has anyone ever considered you as sweet?
Yep. I fool older people all the time.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

MONDAY MAYHEM meme: Annoying Holiday Stuff

Today's meme is called "The annoyances of the season".

By now many of the happy feelings about the holiday season have turned to annoyances for some of us. Here is your chance to express yourself. Have fun!
1. What annoys you about the holiday music?
I enjoy holiday music, but I hate it after 10:00am on December 25th. ENOUGH already!

2. What annoys you the most about holiday shopping?
People are freekin rude!

3. Tell us about someone you know who is annoying you right now.
It's a thing not a person. The live tree we bought fell over after Bud and I had it all decorated. It smashed a favorite old family heirloon ornament of my mothers.
 4. What is annoying you online this week?
Plagued with messages from Amazon and Overstock about savings on shipping and stuff.

5. Is there something that people say or do this time of year that annoys you?
Merry Christmas spoken all the time bothers me. If I celebrated it, I wouldn't mind.

6. What is the most annoying behavior anyone can have this time of year?
Being rude.

7. What is more annoying when you are shopping- screaming kids or people who cut you off in the stores or at the mall?
Screaming kids drive me bananas.
 8. What is the one thing that does not annoy you this holiday season?
The feeling of family, history, giving.

SUNDAY STEALING meme:

Sunday Stealing: The Ninja Meme, Part One



1. What do you add to your coffee?
Starting with a Medium Dunkin: Cream and 4 Splenda.

2. What are you reading now?
The Sunday newspaper, The Hartford Courant. I like the ads and coupons.

3. Do you own a gun?
No, but I have had a permit to shoot one.

4. Are you registered to vote?
Of course. Proudly democrat.

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Depends on the doctor and nature of the visit. I hate any of the hole docs...dentists and gynos.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
I don't think too hard about 'em or I would not enjoy them.

7. Favorite Christmas Song?
Once In Royal David's City performed by the Kings College Choir at Oxford. 2nd choice is Jingle Bell Rock because when I was 4 years old, I did a tap dance recital with this song.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
COFFEE...what other beverage is there for the morning?!

9. Can you do push ups?
Yep, but not many, and I need a treat afterwards.
10. What was the name of your first boyfriend/girlfriend?
Robert Boyd. I was 13. He took me to the 9th grade Prom. I was in 7th grade at the time.

11. What’s your favorite piece of jewelery?
I have a coupla pair of earrings I like. My moonstone ones and my diamondy ones come to mind.

12. Favorite hobby?
Music and collecting recipes.

13. Do you work with people who idolize you?
Not at the moment...

14. Do you have ADD?
What? Let me read the next question first. OK, I'll be back. Hey, what's on TV? I'd better download this song. Can I check my e-mail now?

15. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
Impatient...

16. What’s your Middle name?
My birth middle name was Susan. My married middle name was just the initial A. My newest middle name is Alexander.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
Should I make another hot Ovaltine. I should get some sleep. I wonder if I'll find the right gift for Bud's mother...

18. Name 3 things you bought yesterday.
An Ornament. Half n Half. Dunkin Donuts Medium Coffee.

19. Name 3 beverages you regularly drink.
Coffee, Diet Coke, Wine.

20. Current worry right now?
My weight after all the cookies I am baking this week...

21. What side do you dress to?
Huh? Um. Stylishly casual? To the right? The front? What do you mean?

22. Favorite place to be?
With Bud.

23. How did you bring in the New Year?
I'm not sure how this one will be brought in, but last year, I slept thru it.

24. Where would you like to go?
To the laundromat to get my raging pile of clothes washed. My entire backseat is filled with clothes!

25. Name three people who you will see today.
Well, we saw the lady who sold us our christmas tree. The take out window lady at the Dunkee, and the check out lady at the store where we got some ornaments.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

SATURDAY 9 MEME: REASON TO BELIEVE

Saturday 9: Reason to Believe


1. Has anyone asked you to believe in something that called for a huge leap of faith on your part?
Yep. Love.

2. When is the last time you moved? Why did you move?
HAHAHA ...anyone who knows me knows I've moved more than anyone in the world and for the darnest reasons. LAST time I moved was to move in with Bud.

3. Malls? ..or one Internet? Are you doing more online shopping this year? The polls say we are, but I'm curious about what the real people are doing.
Hands on...hands down. I walk and point and prod and pick thru real life things. It's the most wonderful time of the year.

4. Do you remember the first meme you participated in and if so, what was it?
One of Bud's because I'd never heard of a "meme" before I met him. Thanks a lot Bud...


5. If you could invent something, what would it be?
Time Machine.


6. Are you finished with your shopping? Do you still a few things to go? What? Not even a game plan? ...or is there just one person you're having trouble finding something for?
Old men are the worst to shop for. I've still got my father to do and I'm helping Bud pick out stuff for his folks.

7. What's left to do at your place (or where you are going)? Is the tree up? ...or maybe you're just happy you found the Christmas coffee mug and are calling that good?
Dragging Bud out shopping AND for a real tree today. This should make or break us methinks...

8. Is your life turning out the way you thought it would when you were a kid? If not, is it better or worse?
I never thought I'd ever get so friggin OLD.

9. Tell us about something you'll miss about 2010.
My Innkeeper friends and especially their dogs at The 1896 House where I used to work.

Friday, December 10, 2010

ROCK n ROLL FRIDAYS meme: Simon & Garfunkel

Hi I'm DJ KathyA! Welcome to Rock 'n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their songs. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics.
Today we picked Simon and Garfunkel.


1. A HAZY SHADE OF WINTER But look around, the leaves are brown, And the sky is a hazy shade of winter. Oh, seasons change with scenery, weaving time in a tapestry, Won't you stop and remember me?
Do you think of someone special during Winter?
Santa.

2. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER When you're down and out, When you're on the street, When evening falls so hard I will comfort you. I'll take your part.
What cheers you up?
Petting a dog or a Red or a white in a glass STAT.

3. EL CONDOR PASA I'd rather be a forest than a street. Yes I would. If I could, I surely would. I'd rather feel the earth beneath my feet.
When was the last time you went barefoot in the grass?
Summer for a cookout, but I didn't walk far. I'm a wimp.
4. AMERICA Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike, They've all come to look for America…
How do you entertain yourself during a traffic jam?
Crank up the tunes, sip on my Dunkee and eat a bagel n Cream Cheese.

5. SOUNDS OF SILENCE When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light That split the night And touched the sound of silence
What words would flash on your ideal neon sign?
SALE ON WHAT YOU NEED TODAY


6. 59th STREET BRIDGE SONG Got no deeds to do, No promises to keep. I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep. Let the morning time drop all its petals on me. Life, I love you, All is groovy.
What was the last event that made you feel groovy?
Oh geez...it probably had something to do with romance...


7. RICHARD CORY The papers print his picture almost everywhere he goes: Richard Cory at the opera, Richard Cory at a show. And the rumor of his parties and the orgies on his yacht! Oh, he surely must be happy with everything he's got.
Do you make enough money to keep you happy?
Yes, but I'm not really happy with the job.

8. THE BOXER In the clearing stands a boxer, And a fighter by his trade And he carries the reminders Of ev'ry glove that laid him down
How do you feel about boxing as a sport?
It is paid fighting, not a sport. Too violent and too dangerous.


9. MRS ROBINSON Hide in the hiding place where no one ever goes. Put it in your pantry with your cupcakes. It's a little secret just the Robinsons' affair. Most of all you've got to hide it from the kids.
What was the last thing you hid from the kids or significant other in your home?
A present I bought for him.

10. I AM A ROCK I have my books And my poetry to protect me; I am shielded in my armor,
What item protects you?
Makeup.

11. KATHY’S SONG I hear the drizzle of the rain Like a memory it falls Soft and warm continuing Tapping on my roof and walls.
What is your least favorite thing about rain?
I really hate driving in rain.

12. HOMEWARD BOUND Home where my thought's escaping, Home where my music's playing, Home where my love lies waiting Silently for me.
What’s your favorite thing about your home?
Bud lives there.

13. FIFTY WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR LOVER The problem is all inside your head, she said to me The answer is easy if you take it logically I'd like to help you in your struggle to be free There must be fifty ways to leave your lover
What was the worst way you ever left a lover?
e-mail. My bad.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness meme: JENNIFER ANISTON

Today we picked Jennifer Aniston. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!


1. “A relationship isn't going to make me survive. It's the cherry on top.”
What part of your life do you consider “the cherry on the top”?
My love life. : )

2. “I almost resent the whole fashion thing. Good God- never wearing the same thing twice and all of those things. It's a pain in the ass.”
How much does fashion impact your life?
I have my own fashion sense. I notice if someone does not care what they look like and are really sloppy and dirty, but I don't care what people wear for the most part.

3. “I've gone for each type: the rough guy; the nerdy, sweet, lovable guy; and the slick guy. I don't really have a type. Men in general are a good thing.”
What’s your type?
Anything but boring.

4. “Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kinda falls into place.”
Do you still learn new things about yourself?
Ohh yaaaa. It ain't pretty sometimes either.

5. “The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.”
Have you ever had your heart broken? If yes, how did you get over it?
Yes. Time and more men.

6. “There are no regrets in life, just lessons.”
What is the most recent “life lesson” that you have figured out?
Age happens.
7. “Really try to follow what it is that you want to do and what your heart is telling you to do.”
Have you ever went against what your heart told you to do?
Yep, took a job I shouldn't have...

8. “The ultimate is finding a place where you have no inhibitions, nothing to hide, where you can learn with one another.”
Do you have any inhibitions when you are in love with someone?
Hmmm...
9. “Life can be dramatic and funny all in the same day!”
What is something that happened recently in your life that you found extremely funny?
I am a very affectionate and silly when I get drunk on a work day... can't tell you more than that.

10. “The first time I kissed Brad my knees went weak - I literally lost my breath!”
Have you ever kissed someone and your knees went weak?
Yep.

Monday, December 6, 2010

MONDAY MAYHEM meme: Holiday Reader Poll

1. Do you RSVP to all of your invites over the holidays?

Not unless they really need an answer. I show up as a last minute decision.
2. What's your best excuse for not attending a holiday function?
Shyness. If I know most of the attendees are strangers.

3. Have you ever had 'a little too much' of anything in front of your boss at a holiday celebration or done anything else that may come back at you to haunt you in the future ?
I was drinking wine and made the mistake of starting a friendly conversation with one of the 2 Seik men who were sitting at our table at a party last week of 95% Indian descent folks. It was hosted by one of Bud's biggest customer bosses. Apparently, I made the man so uncomfortable, he and his friend left and sat at another table far away from us!

4. How many cards do you send via 'snail mail' (regular mail)?
ABout 45-50. I write one of those long "My Year" letters, but mine have photos in them, and I tuck them into corny cards. Most of the people I mail to do not return the deed, but I like to keep in touch. I've been doing this for 25 years or so. : ) This year, I added Bud's family members as victims.

5. How many cards do you send via email?
None. I do post something on Facebook, however.

6.What is your exercise routine during the holiday season?
Park car. Walk to store. Walk through store. Walk back to car.

7. What is your least favorite thing about the holiday season?
Christians who think everyone follows their belief system. We don't. I enjoy some of the holiday traditions like decorating, baking, cards and I have a tree and a wreath, but those are Pagan customs anyway. : )

8. Tell us what is your regifting policy?
Goodwill or The Salvation Army get my unwanted goodies.

9. Ever been the recipient of a re-gift?
A couple times. It doesn't matter. It is a gift.

10. What is your basic 'fat outfit' to wear after you have been sampling too much of the holiday festivities?
The next size up for the rest of Winter...

Saturday, December 4, 2010

SUNDAY STEALING meme: Dwight Twilley huh?

Sunday Stealing: The Dwight Twilley Meme


1. The latest book or movie that made you cry?
One of the John Lennon movies that was shown during his birthday week..."The Death of John Lennon".

2. The fictional character most like you?
I have been like many different fictional characters over the years. I was told by an ex that I was just like Elaine on Seinfeld.

3. The greatest album, ever?
Oh geez. No, I'll just say NO to this. I cannot do it.

4. Star Trek or Star Wars? Why?
Star Trek hands down. I grew up with Spock, Kirk and Scotty. Roddenberry was decades ahead of his time, and the father of invention, if even just in his concepts. Star Wars is good, but Star Trek is my first love.

5. Your ideal brain food?
Huh? Umm...I'll have to go with chocolate. It will always be my answer to anything positive about food.

6. Everyone is proud of a certain accomplishment, which one for you??
My life.

7. You want to be remembered for ...?
Making a difference in someone else's life.

8. Let's talk about recording artists. Who do you find the most inspirational?
The Cure. It's the atmosphere they create when I listen to them. I am inspired to create whenever I listen to them.

9. The creative masterpiece you wish bore your signature?
Sydney Opera House or Taj Mahal.

10. Your hidden talents . . .?
Children's book author.

11. The best piece of advice you actually followed?
Don't settle for the wrong man just to be with a man.

12. The best thing you ever bought, stole, or borrowed?
A Eurail Train pass to travel through Great Britain and Ireland in 1986.

13. What is the most comfortable clothes that you wear?
Jeans, Sweater, Earrings, Boots. I do not like sweats. ick. Stacey and Clinton agree with me.

14. Your dinner guest at the Ritz would be?
Bud.

15. Time travel: where, when and why?
Back 2 months ago to the day before a training session where I caught my pnuemonia, so I can avoid going to it.

16. Stress management: hit man, spa vacation or Prozac?
Spa vacay.

17. Essential to life: coffee, vodka, cigarettes, chocolate, or . . .?
Popcorn.

18. Environment of choice: city or country, and where on the map?
Country in New England.

19. What do you want to say to the leader of your country?
Bring 'em home NOW.

20. Last but certainly not least, what are you working on, now?
After this meme, I'm painting the main hall.

SATURDAY 9 meme: Hard Habit to Break

Welcome to Saturday: 9. Hard Habit to Break

1. Do you have any habits or rituals at this time of year?
Cookies! I bake 12 different kinds! I try to do at least 1 new kind each year. I'm famous for it, especially at work.

2. Polar bears seem to do well in the snow... How about you? Is snow just another thing you deal with when it shows up, or is it shutdown time? ...and if you're posting from a non-snowy locale, do you make trips to actually see snow? It's okay to admit it...
I enjoy photographing it, watching the first snowfall. Being inside and warm while it is snowing, with power ON, and sledding in it for a short period of time. I do not ski.

3. Tell about a toy you remember from your childhood.
I always liked coloring books and those really big 64-boxes of crayons with the sharpener built into the box.

4. If you could make one thing in the world absolutely free for everyone, what would it be?
Peace...and antibiotics.


5. Do you live close to your immediate family members? If not, how far away are they?
Not far away enough.

6. My mom ordered a turkey dinner from a local market. it was o.k., but not very good. how was your turkey (or last holiday meal) this year?
Great T Day dinner. I had dinner OUT in a restaurant and ordered pork tenderloin instead. Best turkey I ever had!

7. In a one horse open sleigh: Have you ever been on a sleigh ride or a carriage ride? Do you even like horses? Or would you just rather travel by your own two feet?
I loved my sleigh ride out in the country just this past February in the Berkshires. I filmed part of it, but the end shows one of the horses makin doody. Horses are cool otherwise.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATFVvdQOQnY

8. What is your favorite Christmas song? ...and sung or played by whom? You know, the one you tend to listen for on the radio or hit 'repeat' on the player...
Once In Royal David's City sung by the Boys Choir at Oxford and Little Drummer Boy by Harry Simeone Chorale.

9. What is your least favorite Christmas song? ...and sung or played by whom? You know, the one you tend to skip on the player...
ANY version of 12 Days of Christmas. I cringe when it starts, knowing there are all those annoying repetitive verses...also, that one about 3 ships...uugh.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

ROCK N ROLL FRIDAYS meme: TOM PETTY

ROCK n ROLL FRIDAYS meme: TOM PETTY


Hi I'm DJ KathyA! Welcome to Rock 'n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little "twist" is that each week we will pick a singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their lyrics. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics.
Today we picked Tom Petty.

1. AMERICAN GIRL: “Well, she was an American girl Raised on promises. She couldn't help thinkin' That there was a little more to life somewhere else”
Have you ever wanted to live somewhere else? Where?
Yes, recently. I'd love to live in a bigger place with a functional kitchen...

2. BREAKDOWN: “Honey, I get the feeling you wont. There is no sense in pretending Your eyes give you away, Something inside you is feeling like I do…”
Have you caught someone in a lie recently?
Yep, at work...

3. YOU DON’T KNOW HOW IT FEELS: “People come, people go, Some grow young, some grow cold. I woke up in between, A memory and a dream”
Do you live in the past?
Sometimes. I have a lot of paper trail memorabilia and fond memories of disco days.

4. THE WAITING: “The waiting is the hardest part, Every day you see one more card You take it on faith, you take it to the heart, The waiting is the hardest part”
What have you had to wait for?
My soul mate...and on a mundane level...red lights in the morning on the way to work.

5. STOP DRAGGIN MY HEART AROUND: “Baby you'll come knocking on my front door Same old line you used to use before. That's the game, well... what am I supposed to do I didn't know what I was getting into”
Ever been a sucker?
Yeppers...recently at a job interview...I had to jump through a lot of hoops for the job offer...a management position...won the offer... for $10 an hour!

6. REFUGEE: “Honey, it dont make no difference to me, Baby, everybodys had to fight to be free…”

Have you ever been in a physical fight with another person?
I punched a guy in the Army who tried to fondle me, and I dropped a drink into a guy's lap oncel Does that count?




7. LAST DANCE WITH MARY JANE: “Last dance with Mary Jane, One more time to kill the pain, I feel summer creepin' in, And I'm tired of this town again…”
Have you ever tried marijuana or another illegal drug?
Hehe...yup. I was a teen in the 1970s man.

8. INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN: “He met a girl out there with a tattoo too The future was wide open. They moved into a place they both could afford He found a night club he could work at the door”
Have you done something on the spur of the moment that worked out fine?
I moved in with Bud.

9. HERE COMES MY GIRL: “Hey, here comes my girl, here comes my girl, Yeah, she looks so right, shes all I need tonight”

What do you need besides your significant other tonight?
Wine. STAT

10. HARD ON ME: “Maybe if I tried, I could turn the other cheek, Maybe, but how big do I have to be? I need someone To put their arm around me Shelter me from all harm…”
What is the worst thing you have forgiven someone for?
I don't think I forgave them!

11. FREE FALLIN: “She's a good girl, loves her mama, Loves Jesus and America too She's a good girl, crazy 'bout Elvis, Loves horses and her boyfriend too…”

What are 6 things you love or are crazy about?
Music, Bud, Chocolate, Computers, Travel, Dogs...but not in that order.

12. EVEN THE LOSERS: “Baby, even the losers get lucky sometimes, Even the losers keep a little bit of pride. They get lucky sometimes”
Have you ever been a loser?
Yep. A doormat. Never again...

13. SHADOW OF A DOUBT: “With that little certain something, she's a complex kid, And she's always been so hard to get around. She always likes to leave me with a shadow of a doubt.”
What is the shadiest advice you have ever been told?
You could make more money on the side by over-pouring the booze and undercharging for the drinks... (Told to me by a fellow bartender to get more tips).

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

WEDNESDAY WICKEDNESS meme: Groucho Marx

Today we picked Groucho Marx. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!


1. 'A black cat crossing your path signifies that the animal is going somewhere."
What is a superstition that many have that you think is crazy?
That sneezing one where you have to say "Bless You".

2. "A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."
What were you in the hospital for the last time that you were admitted?
Gastric Bypass, 2002.

3. "Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse."
What payment do you make that seems ridiculous?
Taxes...

4. "Humor is reason gone mad."
How would you describe your sense of humor?
Dry...

5. "I have a mind to join a club and beat you over the head with it."
Who was the last person that you wanted to beat with something or other?
A boss...

6. "I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception."
Would you ever like to change something about your face?
My teeth and the jowls.

7. "I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury."
I read an article recently that asked if marriage was still relevant. Other than to raise children do you see the point?
Well it is romantic.

 8. "If you've heard this story before, don't stop me, because I'd like to hear it again."
Do you find that you tend to repeat your stories?
Only sometimes and only drunk...

9. "There's one way to find out if a man is honest - ask him. If he says, "Yes," you know he is a crook"Do you find most people that are in your life to be honest?
Yep. Which is great. : )

10. "Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough."
Have you ever felt that your significant other did not go out with you enough?
Only for long walks or fairs...