Friday, September 3, 2010


This is a great Saturday meme! Thanks Samantha!

Saturday 9: Half the Man I Used to Be

1. Do you feel that you are essentially the same person that your were ten years ago?
Absolutely not. Everything in my life is different and I have learned so much in this decade.

2. Is there something that you have to give all or nothing to?
My children's books.

3. Have you ever gambled? What have you bet on and for how much?
Oh Ya... Worked at Foxwoods in the 1990s and quit so I could play the slots! You would think working there I would have a clue as to where the "good" machines were located and go play them...well, goes to show ya employees are no better at picking than regular folks...I'm still not rich. I usually wind up breaking even and getting the buffet with my points.

4. Can you sleep anywhere or does it have to be in a bed?
I can sleep anywhere except the floor. I once woke up with palmetto bugs crawling on me in Florida, so I'm paranoid now about a floor.

5. Tell us about the most disastrous or embarrassing first impression you've ever made on someone.
In England, I met my then boyfriend's parents and was nervous, so I said when I met him I just couldn't resist that cute fanny of's a bad comment to begin with...worse though for me, because in England, fanny is a foul word for a woman's genitals.

6. Do you have a memorable "ripped clothing" moment in your life? No? How about in someone else's?
Not that I can discuss here...

7. What's changed on your blog since its inception? ...a redo? ...a change of pace? ...or is it about the same?
I've added memes after having NOTHING! I was writing 2 other work-related blogs that were not personal, but very clever. One was called AIREDALE ANTICS about the 2 dogs I used to work with. The other blog was BERKSHIRE RAMBLINGS about my adventures as an assistant innkeeper. Both are still up and available for reading on the 1896 House website home page.

8. If you could travel back in time and whisper something to yourself ten years ago, what would it be?
"Get a divorce NOW, don't wait...and contact that DJ from the Dialtone back in the 70s"...

9. Okay, let's have it! What's the craziest, most impulsive thing you've ever done?
Oh geez...AGAIN...I cannot discuss the details...but it involved a Hummer on a rainy evening...


  1. I never got that call back then. Go figure... ;)

  2. Change is a low of nature and so everyone on this Earth changes with time. Change should always be for the best..This is only in our hands.
    Great answers!

  3. Oh the thought of crawling bugs on me, makes me shiver. I would have loved to have seen "the stiff-upper-lips" of your ex.'s parents when you made the remark on his "fanny"! If I were a parent and my son's g.f. said that to me I would laugh hysterically but I know most English Folks don't appreciate that ;) Have a good Saturday

  4. Nothing like a decade to make you learn :)
    I can relate.

    Have a great Saturday!

  5. Bahahaha I literally almost choked when I read that you'd said the word "fanny" to some English folks.

    I had a friend in the UK and he told me about the word fanny.

    Tooooo funny. :)

  6. Thanks Annette! lol! Needless to say, the Englishman and I split up within the same year...