Sunday, October 31, 2010

My Bud

I was depressed because we have had like ZERO Trick-Or-Treaters so far, so Bud surprized me by slipping into his WORF costume! Here he is holding our very full candy bowl.

MONDAY MAYHEM meme: Orange You Glad You Did it...

Welcome to Monday Mayhem.

In celebration of the fall colors, today's meme is all about the color orange.

1. What is your favorite orange colored thing on the planet?
Autumn Leaves, hands down. The tattoo on the back of my neck has autumn leaves on it, many being orange.

2. Ever see an orange person?
Yeppers...meself. Back in the 1980s, self-tanners were not as advanced and since I hate being out in the sun, I tried a coppertone self tanner. Orange and streaky...I was definitely embarrassed.

3. Name something that you hate that is orange.
A cone blocking a good parking place at the Mall.

4. What is your favorite sports team that uses the color orange?
I do not have a favorite sports team. I hate sports. Ireland's flag has orange in it, however, so I'll go with that.

5. Name an orange food.
Butternut Squash steamed and blended with Maple Syrup, salt, pepper and butter.

6. Tell us something funny that entails an orange (like a joke or image).
Dunno any jokes, but there was a great punk song by The Fall in the 1980s called "I am Kurious Oranj". Mark E Smith "rules-ah".

7. When is the last time you ate an orange?
About 9 years ago. I cannot eat oranges anymore. Stomach issues.

8. What's your opinion about pulp- does it belong in juice or should it be removed?
It's so good for you! Keep it in, keep it in!!!

9. Name an orange piece of your wardrobe.
I have lots of orange in my wardrobe. A scarf comes to mind, but I also have a paisley jacket with brown, orange and gold.

10. Orange you glad we didn't say banana?
Orange YOU glad we don't rip on this week's meme questions?

Saturday, October 30, 2010

SUNDAY STEALING meme: Me Myself and I

Sunday Stealing: The Meme About Me, Myself and I

1. What inspires you to blog?
Validation... kind of like being interviewed each day of the week!

2. What’s the best thing about blogging, for you?
The social aspect. Reading other people's answers and commenting, and I enjoy when they bother to comment on my answers. I feel like I have a secret society of friends. My regular blogs are travel and fun related, so I get that creative outburst there.

3. What is your favourite book of all time?
"Class" by Jilly Cooper (British Humor) tied with "Rape of the A.P.E." by Allan Sherman.

4. It’s 9pm and for some reason you’ve been hungry all day, despite the three square meals. What do you rustle up?
Popcorn and Wine!

5. Who are three of your style icons?
No celebrities or specific designers...I just like certain store "styles":
Coldwater Creek. Chico's. Victoria's Secret. (their clothes not undies)

6. What’s your current favourite song/piece of music?
Today it is Stevie Wonder's "All in Love is Fair". It changes daily.

7. What is the last book you read?
"Learn MS Office 2007 Visually"

8. What is your current favourite recipe?
Chocolate Chip Cookies with Walnuts (from scratch). Recipe given by request.

9. Who or what first inspired you to set up your own blog?
I started a job as an assistant innkeeper and created 2 blogs as a marketing tool for the Inn. One of them is quite popular still, as I update the posts from last year even though I no longer work there. "AIREDALE ANTICS" People actually have visited the Inn to just meet the dogs! The other blog is travel oriented. My meme is Rock n Roll Fridays and I do that because I love music and it's fun.

10. What object could you not live without?
I need 3/4. My phone, computer and car. Does Bud count as an object?

11. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Is this a JOB INTERVIEW???

12. Who or what made you into the person you are today?
I did. I re-invented myself about 12 times in the past 10 yrs.

13. What have you learned from blogging?
If you put it out there, be prepared to take the heat for it. Also, if you want people to read your writings, you have to return the favor.

14. Knowing what you know now, what knowledge would you pass on to your past self?
The world will not ever operate the way you believe it should so deal with it now and stop trying to change it. Positive is better than negative. Don't take certain jobs and don;t date certain men. (names withheld)

15. Sunday roasts - lunchtime or evening meal?
Either, depending on the day of the week. I like a Sunday daytime dinner or nice big brunch. Rest of the week my big meal is in the evening.

16. What has been your best blogging-related experience so far?
Sharing meme-writing with Bud and Janera.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Saturday 9: Elected

1. Many of my friends have commented they cannot discuss politics with co-workers, family, friends and others without conflict rearing its ugly head. Do you feel you can talk with your family and friends about this particularly divisive election?
Nah. Not interested at all.

2. Do you know who you're voting for in next week's election? How did you decide?
Nope. Not happy with the ad campaigns that they have run this year.

 3. What do you think is the most important issue in next Tuesday's election?
It is more that the Tea Party does NOT get in, than issues.

 4. Can you go a day without laughing?

5. Do you think that you can chose who you want to love?
As opposed to an arranged marriage?

6. Have you ever been on stage? For what?
At age 4-6 in dance recitals and baton twirling competitions, 6th-12th grades in the Band and Orchestra and Stage band, at age 11 in Dick Whittington as a prostitute and a dancing girl, at age 15 in a dance production of Slaughter on 10th Avenue as a Prostitute, at ages 18 thru 20 as a Foxy Lady contestant, at 25 in a group dance dressed as a California raisin, and in my 30s numerous times as a DJ in a club. At 37 for the wedding (does that count?!).

7. Would you ever live in a different country? If yes, where?
I lived in London, England from 1986-1989. I managed to get such a strong mid-Atlantic accent, the Americans who visited thought I was English, but the English knew I was American. Talk about a half breed! I loved living there, but it made me appreciate American life all the more. Happy to be back, but I do get homesick for England at least once a year. Been back for a visit twice since I lived there.

 8. Any plans for Halloween?
Handing out candy I suppose. Had thought I would convince Bud to be a Pope and myself a Nun for a stroll around the Keene Pumpkin Fest, but we are both not feeling well and it's gotten COLD outside this weekend.

9. The last costume that you wore, what was it and why did you choose it?
I was a rennaissance wench. It was a costume I wore to a King Richard Faire, so it was a 2nd use for it. I wore it to work. Lots of fun.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson

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 A Halloween Treat: Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson.


1. SCHOOL’S OUT : “School’s out for summer. School’s out forever…”
What was your best summer vacation memory as a child?
When I was 16 and attending Band Camp. I was camp trumpeter and woke up late every morning. Instead of Reville being played, most people awoke to me running to the field shouting "Oh Sh$#, it's 7 O'Clock!"

2. BILLION DOLLAR BABIES : “Billion dollar baby, I got you in a dimestore
No other little girl could ever Hold you any tighter, any tighter than me baby”
What was the last thing you remember buying in a dimestore?
It was probably photo albums...of course this was before acid-free papers and UV protection. All my photos stuck in those gluey albums over time meshed with the pages and were a nightmare to remove later on.

3. WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE : “Welcome to my breakdown,
I hope I didn't scare you. That's just the way we are, When you come down!
We sweat laugh and scream here, Cause laugh is just a dream here…”
Can you tell us about a nightmare you have had recently?
I was walking through a park and a T Rex was in the area looking for me. I was not able to find a good hiding place. I awoke in terror and sweat. I've had this dream several times. The landscape changes, but it is always a T Rex type of monster-dinosaur and it is looking for something to eat.

4. ELECTED : “We're gonna win this one, take the country by storm
We're gonna be elected, You and me together, young and strong”
Democrats, Republicans or Tea Party? Who will sweep the elections?
Dems I hope. I never vote a straight ticket myself, but I hope none of the tea party idiots get in.

5. NO MORE MISTER NICE GUY : “My dog bit me on the leg today
My cat clawed my eye, Mom's been thrown out of the social circles, And dad has to hide…”
Have you ever done something that embarrassed your family?
When I got married, it was an actual news feature put in the papers because I had a traditional Pagan wedding with Wiccans (witches) officiating. Witchcraft is recognized as a legal religion in CT, and Wiccans are considered legal clergy, so it was quite valid. My mother had threatened to boycott, but she came anyway, and my father didn't understand why I didn't marry in a " regla church" like "normal" people do. My mother told me I embarrassed the whole family. It was a cool and loving ceremony. The only bad part was the marriage afterwards. lol

6. SICK THINGS : “Sick things, in cars, rotate round. My stars. Sick things. Pretty things…”
Have you ever been motion sick? Was it in a car, on a plane, or on a boat?
All 3. I get sick if I read in a car. I get sick anytime I am in a plane, and I won't go on a boat after getting sick crossing the Irish Sea in a cruise ship.

7. I LOVE THE DEAD : “I love the dead before they’re cold, their blueing flesh for me to hold. Cadaver eyes upon me see nothing. I love the dead before they rise, No farewells, no goodbyes…”
What celebrity death really bothered you?
Michael Jackson. Since his hair fire in the Pepsi commercial, he was dealing with severe chronic pain in his skull and thus began his horrible journey with drugs. His "people" tried to help, but he could not deal, and I'm not sure any normal person could have been as creative and talented as he was in the years since. I can also pinpoint the Pepsi commercial era as the beginning of his weird personality changes. Say what you will about his odd behavior, I miss him.

8. SCIENCE FICTION : “Forever I’ll enjoy your under-achievement, I gonna see you every day now if I can, Why then don't the night show really matters, I still wake on the fields of regret”
What is your favorite science fiction movie?
Anything they showed and made fun of on MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000. My favorite TV show of all time! I love Galaxy Qwest and Star Trek movies also.


9. WHITE KNUCKLES : Fistfuls of you… You pulled me through with white knuckles…
Fistfuls of you”
Has someone ever grabbed you to save you from a dangerous situation?

10. THIS IS HALLOWEEN : “I am the clown with the tear-away face
Here in a flash and gone without a trace. I am the "who" when you call, "Who's there?"
I am the wind blowing through your hair. I am the shadow on the moon at night
Filling your dreams to the brim with fright”
What is the oddest thing you ever did on Halloween?
I worked as a bartender at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Los Halloween was dressed as a Heinekin bottle! I drove home in costume and on the way, saw some children sleeping on a park bench. Scared they were lost or runaways, I stopped in a panic to tell a policeman who was parked up the street. He laughed and pointed at me to his partner and it took me several tries to get him to listen to my real concern. They thought I was a joke. My face was painted green and I had a beer cap on my head. I was so frustrated that he wouldn't "save" the children. He said "let them sleep, their parents know about it and go home and get some sleep yourself. This is their world".  This was my first look at children of homeless people. I could not believe that kids lived on the street in a city like L.A.

11. THE WOW : “I’m worse than what you think you’d catch from me. Complicated’s understated. Did you stop and take a look at who you fell in love with?”
Have you ever been through a divorce?
Ooooh yaaa... and it was a terrible time. 

12. THE FOOD PYRAMID : “Everybody! My body is a pyramid that's made of healthy food so do what we say (yeah) eat right every day (food) I love you.”
What does your food pyramid look like?
LOTS of carbs and sugar, some protein, some veggies and fruits and alcohol.

13. THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE : “Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful, something free? Hey you, why you trying to be mean?
You live with apes man, it's hard to be clean”
What makes a person beautiful?
Inner beauty, humor and kindness.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

THURSDAY THUNKS meme: Hootin' Anni's Questions

Today's questions are brought to you by the color purplethe number 800-555-1000, and hootin' anni.

1] We all love snuggly things, right? In your own words, explain how the "X" and "O" became symbols for kisses and hugs!

Crap! I didn't know we were going to have a test on this stuff!

2] Besides eliminating sticks, what would you put in a non-stick pan?

Huh? OK, is it because I have the flu? I am feeling way too stoopid to answer these today.

3] x=y over pi squared. What are your thoughts on crematoriums having discounts on those that die in fires?
This is not really a tasteful question. Crematoriums are the most green and thoughtful way to dispose of a body one will no longer be needing...

4] Tongue twisters are fun...but, it's torture to try to say lisp with that "s" in the word. What is your favorite tongue twister? Risque answers get extra credit!

5] Cold weather is coming up. If it's zero degrees Fahrenheit, and tomorrow night it's predicted to be twice as cold, what temperature will it be?
Another test question! I wanted this meme stuff to be fun. : (

6] Your significant other is upset with you, would you rather be skating on thin ice or be in hot water? Why?
Neither. One does not want to upset the Bud man...

7] What's worse, expecting the unexpected or being a wise guy?

8] What brand of vacuum cleaner sucks the best? Mine really sucks!!!
I like my mighty mite from Benny's.

9] How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire? Do you like playing with fire?
I like candles.

10] Toys R us...what was your favorite toy?
I liked building blocks and coloring. I also loved stuffed dogs.

11] Halloween is near...let's go grave robbing....what would you like to find?
I would never go grave robbing. What a hateful crime. Someone stole the purple heart crystal I had on my mother's grave and I was devastated.

12] Do you wake up or open your eyes first?
Wake up.

13] What mask would you wear to a Halloween Party?

Right now, I feel so bad, I don't need one.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MUFFED TARGET meme: Photo Mess Up

Welcome to the The Muffed Target
What best describes this meme? SouthLakesMom at I Didn’t Know THAT! says:
“We can parade our ineptitude and stroke our humility!”
Each Tuesday Thom wants us to post a picture which is completely crazy, messed up, with nothing on etc, which normally you would immediately delete. It can be everything, like only shoes instead of the whole person, a blurred building or whatever you want. Then tell us the little story how it happened and what it should have been.

OK, so this week's is a two part mess up. Bud and I had gone down to the Disco Club building where we met in the 1970s. It was under demolition, so I spent quite awhile trying to set up the camera to get a self timed shot of the two of us together at the front door. I had not read how to do this procedure and didn't have my glasses, so kept hitting buttons. It kept going off while I was setting the camera. (Mess up #1)

So finally getting the camera set, I raced to join Bud and lost my sandal, so wound up HOPPING on one foot to join him, as there was broken glass all over the ground. The camera went off and took the shot before I could drop my foot down, so the final photo has me with my leg looking rather odd. Then the battery died and we could not do a retake. Self timers are a pain when you are clueless how to use them!

The end....


Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness!

Today we picked Stephen King. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!


1. “I tend to scare myself…”
When was the last time you scared yourself? 
 When I woke up this morning, still with the flu and started to try to talk...the gravely masculine voice that echoed from my throat sounded straight out of The Exorcist.

2. “Time heals all wounds…”
What was the longest it took you to recover from an illness, injury or surgery?
I'm still recovering from the's been over 2 1/2 weeks!

3. “Your first impulse is to share good news. Your second is to club someone over the head with it…”
What was the last good news you had to share?
A job I applied for has called me back for a 2nd interview.

4. “When it comes to the past, we all stack the deck…”
Is there something in your past you speak highly of that was not so great while you were going through it?
My wild life in Los Angeles in the 1980s...
5. “Do you drink? Of course! I just said I was a writer!..”
What do you need to drink to do?
I don't ever NEED a drink, but I do enjoy one to Relax after a harrowing day...
6. “If you liked being a teenager, then there’s something really wrong with you…”
What did you like about being a teenager?
The feeling of immortality...that growing up would be forever...boy did the train hit me in the face this decade.

7. “Nobody likes a clown at midnight…”
What do you like at midnight?
Bud, the clown.

8. “It is the tale, not he who told it…”
Who is your favorite teller of tales or jokes?
I like many stand up comedians like Lewis Black, Stephen Wright and George Carlin.

9. “The trust of the innocent is the liar’s most useful tool…”
Were you ever conned or fooled into a scam?
Recently, I registered on a website that sold my e-mail and phone number to spammers. I get e-mails asking for me to go to a credit report site in order to qualify for a job, I got over 11 calls one day for online college sites. I get spam ads for products in my e-mail now and I never had before I signed up to this site. It is called for those of you who need to know. And the staffing spammers are NEW Staffing.
10. “If fear cannot be articulated, then it can’t be conquered…”
What do you fear?
That I won't ever get over this flu!

Monday, October 25, 2010

MONDAY MAYHEM meme: Ya Ticked Off?

Are ya ticked off?

Welcome to yet another week of Monday Mayhem.
This week's meme is the ticked off meme.

1. What ticked you off last week while you were on your way somewhere?

My flu was starting to become worse and my coughing was embarrassing. I had a job interview and I barely could breathe.

2. Who in your house really ticked you off and how did they do it?
There is only one other person here, and generally he is good.
3. What politician or political event really ticked you off last week?

Anything with the Tea Party and anything with our two senate candidates McMahon and Blumenthal.
4. Tell us what ticked you off on TV last week.

Too much sports. But that is any week.
5. What ticked you off online last week?

My windows explorer went funky and all my toolbars went black, so I had to install Mozilla Firefox which I don't like for my browser.

6. What celebrity ticked you off last week and how?

Nothing matters to me what celebrities do.
7. Tell us something food related that really ticked you off.

The bag of fresh rolls got left open in the fridge and they all went stale before we could eat even one of them...

Thank's for playing!
Try NOT to have a ticked off day :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

SUNDAY STEALING meme: Living in New England

Sunday Stealing: The Presuppose You're Living in New England Meme

1. Have you turned the heat on in your house yet this fall?
Oh yaaa...and I've turned up the thermostat also.

2. Do you allow your pets on the furniture?
Only Bud.

3. What were your final words for September?
Thank you for the BIG E Fair and the wonderful apples.

4. What are your first words for October?
Welcome Autumn leaves, crisp air, sweaters, flannel sheets and comfort food!

5. Do you think you’ve ever seen a ghost?
Yep. And something extraordinary happened at the exact moment of my mother's death.

6. What is the one color that represents this time of year?
ORANGE (a color of sexuality and creativity)

7. Which of your senses do you think is most sensitive this time of year?
My eyes...looking at all the beauty.

8. What is your favorite thing to do at the county fair?
Walk and point and eat and smile.

9. What do you like when you have a cold?
Uninterupted sleep.

10. Are you willing to spend over $100 for a piece of winter clothing, like boots or a coat?
Yep. Coats run high.

12. What do you have too much of in your kitchen?
Gadgets and baking stuff...and sugary foods.

13. What gripes do you have about this time of year?
My ONLY gripe is that I caught a terrible flu this year which has prevented me from those daytrips I love to take.

14. Other than yourself, are you responsible for getting anyone ready in the morning?
No, thank goodness, although I do make breakfast for THE MAN every now and then.

15. When was the last time you cleaned your gutters?
Is that a sexual term?

16. So, it’s after Labor Day. Will you still be wearing white?
NO WAY. I will, however wear "winter white" clothing. I do not presently have any.

17. What shows are you most looking forward to this Fall?
I was disappointed in HAWAII 5-0, except for the great scenery and photography. OUTSOURCED has been the greatest new show so far. HOUSE has been odd with the Cuddy thing. I love NCIS and LIE TO ME.

18. What three things have you just not gotten around to from the summer, but probably should do before snow flies?
Paint the hall and bedroom. Record all of my music onto my computer.

Friday, October 22, 2010


I'm So Proud

Saturday 9 MEME: I'm So Proud

1. What are you proud of?
How I can re-invent myself so easily.

2. What is the best thing you’ve ever won as a prize? How did you win it?
I worked one summer in a holiday collectibles store that featured those ceramic villages. Some of the pieces are quite expensive and many get retired each year as they release new pieces. The store owner had a contest to see who could guess the most "retired" pieces that would be announced that year. I had the biggest list and had worked there the shortest time. I got a Dickens Village Curiousity Shop building as a prize.

3. Tell us about something you've done that in retrospect was a waste of time.
Men and jobs fall into that category for me.

4. How old were you when life changed the most for you? How did it change?
45. I was introduced to age-ism in the workplace, and also had to deal for the first time in my life with age spots and wrinkles. Guys I once dated that I felt were in my best age group, now made me out to be a "Cougar". It was horrifying.

5. Tell us about a place you that you've been that you considered to be very tranquil.
Places in the Berkshires come to mind, but my morning shower is meditative and tranquil also.

6. Who is your favorite news anchor/reporter? Why?
I don't have a favorite but I don't like the ones who have an opinion or an agenda and don't report the facts.

7. If you were to have the opportunity to name a new town or city, what would you call it? Why?
Shangri-la...just sayin.

8. What is something about which you've always wondered but have not yet found a good answer?
Why intelligent people become Christian fanatics.

9. When you can't go to sleep, what is your personal remedy to help yourself drift into Lullabyland?
I usually don't have trouble sleeping and I don't take sleeping meds.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

ROCK n ROLL FRIDAY meme: Hits of the '50s

Today we picked Hits of the 50s

1. Rock Around The Clock - Bill Haley & His Comets
“Put your glad rags on and join me hon', We'll have some fun when the clock strikes one. We're gonna rock around the clock tonight, We're gonna rock, rock, rock till broad daylight.”
What artist was the last live concert you went to see?
Mark Lindsay from Paul Revere & The Raiders. It was a great show and he is still hot!

2. Tutti-Frutti - Little Richard
“Got a girl named Sue. She knows just what to do. She rocks to the East, she rocks to the West, But she’s the girl that I know best!”
If you had to live on the East Coast or the West Coast, which would you chose?
I have lived on both coasts. While I love northern California, I still prefer New England and so choose the East Coast.

3. Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
“I'm gonna take my problem to the United Nations, Well I called my congressman and he said Quote: "I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote"”
Have you decided who to elect for the Senate in your local elections?
I hate Blumenthal and McMahon both...may have to vote for a 3rd party candidate like Rainbow or Green.

4. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
“I chew my nails and then I twiddle my thumbs, I'm real nervous, but it sure is fun, C´mon baby, you're drivin' my crazy”
When was the last time you chewed your nails and twiddled your thumbs?
During a job interview where they had me sit at a very complex switchboard spur of the moment and take a call and transfer it.

5. Earth Angel – Penguins
“I fell for you and I knew, The vision of your loveliness, I hope and pray. I'll be the vision of your happiness”
Did you fall in love quickly with your significant other?
Not as quickly as he did.

6. Roll Over Beethoven - Chuck Berry
“Hey diddle diddle, I am playin' my fiddle,ain't got nothin' to lose
Roll Over Beethoven and tell Tschaikowsky the news”
What is your favorite classical music selection?
Pacabel's Canon. I had it played at my wedding and I will have it played at my funeral.

7. Blueberry Hill - Fats Domino
“I found my thrill on Blueberry Hill”
Where did you find YOUR thrill?
At the Dialtone Disco Dome in the 1970s. London, England in the 1980s. On the radio in the 1990s. In Massachusetts in the 2000s. At Bud's place this decade.

 8. The Great Pretender – Platters
“Oh yes, I'm the great pretender, Pretending I'm doing well, My need is such I pretend too much, I'm lonely but no one can tell”
Do you pretend that everything is fine when on the phone with your family /friends so not to reveal your true situation if it is not so rosy?
Yes, unless I really need their help with something. They think I always have control of my life.

 9. Charlie Brown – Coasters
“Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown, He's a clown, that Charlie Brown”
Who is your favorite PEANUTS character and why?
Woodstock. He was such a happy and assertive fellow.

10. Poison Ivy – Coasters
“Measles make you bumpy and mumps’ll make you lumpy, And chicken pox’ll make you jump and twitch, A common cold’ll cool you but whooping cough’ll fool you, But poison ivy’s gonna make you itch”
Do you have any allergies? If not, did you get a Flu shot this year?
In Spring and Fall I get stuffed up when outside. I don't take meds, but sometimes will take an allergy pill then and only then. No flu shots for me. Of course, that being said, I have been suffering over a week now with a terrible flu.

 11. Love Potion No. 9 – Clovers
“She bent down and turned around and gave me a wink,
She said "I'm gonna make it up right here in the sink". It smelled like turpentine, it looked like Indian ink. I held my nose, I closed my eyes, I took a drink”
What is the worst thing you ever drank?
It was probably a micro-brew specialty beer...skunky.

12. Get A Job – Silhouettes
“After breakfast, everyday, she throws the want ads right my way, And never fails to say, Get a job Sha na na na, sha na na na na”
Have you ever been unemployed? If so, how did you find a job?
I recently became unemployed and have been using about 8 search tools and applying online to about 10 jobs a day. There are so many scams out there on CraigsList. It is heartbreaking that criminals will try to take advantage of unemployed people applying for a job by asking them to get a credit report on a special site or sign up for fake schooling, or be a 3rd party to bad international money orders.

13. Sixteen Candles – Crests
“You're only sixteen (sixteen) But you're my teenage queen (you're my queen). You're the prettiest, loveliest girl I've ever seen”
How did you celebrate your 16th birthday?
I had a dreamy first date with a guy I'd had a crush on for months. Skip was his name. I went over to his house for dinner. His mother made marinated pot roast and was shocked to learn it was my birthday. There was no cake there, but I got a nice kiss from Skip and I remember totally swooning over it. We played the board game of LIFE  and I cannot remember having so much fun on a first date. Back home later, my mother had baked me a cake and we shared it with coca colas, while I told her of my wonderful evening. Good times.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Thursday Thunks: I See Dead People

The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of a bad back and the 28.

1. Berleen is sending you away again. You can travel anywhere in the world; one destination per day from Friday through Monday. Where do you go and why?
1. LONDON My fav city in the world. 2. LIVERPOOL, To see Beatles memories. 3. BRUGGE, BELGIUM A place I love from visiting back in the 90s. 4. BRUSSELS To go back to the Grande Plac and Atomium that I visited in the 90s. 5. PARIS Just to say I did. 6. ZURICH To revisit the Matterhorn. 7. THE RHINE To take a cruise on it.

2. Would you keep a secret from the closest person to you if you thought it was in their best interest?

3. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you that you have not revealed in some other crazy meme.
I paid money to a probate judge to change my first, middle and last names are all totally ficticious.

4. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' BS) - what are they?
1. Be financially stable enough not too have to work ever again.
2. Stay in good health.
3. Live in a larger place with the MAN, a maid and a chef.

5. If you could change anything about your living situation, would you?

6. Who is your favorite character from a comic strip? Please post one strip for us to laugh at.
Mr. Lynch did a cartoon strip in a free L.A> publication in the 1980s called THE ANGRIEST DOG IN THE WORLD. Each week, this angry dog would growl at the edge of his chain until nightfall while he listened to his clueless owners banter about pop culture. His position and each frame of the cartoon remained exactly the same each week. Only the owners chat was changed. It's a little "out there", but I have a warped sense of humor.

7. Now we have found you dead. What five people do you want to MEET in Heaven?
Well err... I don't believe in heaven, so I don't plan to be there. To humor the questioner: I'd like to "cross paths again" with the souls of my mother, and 4 other interesting people... I honestly have not thought about it too much. 

8. So since you are dead, what will the title of your life story be?
Closet Punk.

9. Word association time! What's the first thing that comes to mind when you see the word pleasure?
Ice Cream!

10. Kimber is by the Arizona ocean. She finds a message in a bottle. What does it say?
Dinosaurs roamed the earth in the desert (former swamp) where this bottle was found. What ocean?

11. Would you like to guest host Thunks one week? Answer “yes” here and email us here! If the answer is “no” who do you think would be a great guest host?
No, I have a life outside of memes thank you...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WEDNESDAY WICKEDNESS meme: christine o'donnell

Today we picked Christine O'Donnell. Here's Wednesday Wickedness!

1. On why she's anti masturbation: "If he already knows what pleases him and he can please himself, then why am I in the picture?"
Have you ever heard a stupider statement? If yes, when?
Yes, the rest of her quotes come close. I hate this lady!

2. “Physics put people in spiritual harm the way pimps put people in physical harm.”
Do you believe that prostitution should be legalized?
Yes, it is supply and demand. Keep it safe and keep it legal. Tax it and regulate it.

3. “We took the Bible out of public schools. Now we're having weekly shootings. We had the 60s sexual revolution and now people are dying from aids.”
What benefits do you think the 60s' sexual revolution has given us?
The 60s showed us that we are all loving, groovy human beings. Christine apparently stood behind the door that day. She is a total drip.

4. “The Bible says that lust in your heart in committing adultery.”
Do you think having a sexual fantasy when you're married or part of a couple is wrong?
People who dictate sexual behavior as being criminal are idiots.

5. On co-ed dorms: “What's next? Orgy rooms? Menage-trois rooms? Coedness is like a radical agenda forced on college students.”
Have you ever been asked to participate in other than a one on one sexual experience?

6. “Creationism, in essence, is believing that the world began as the Bible in Genesis says, that God created the earth in six days, six 24 hour periods. And there is just as much, if not more, evidence supporting that.”
What is your favorite dinosaur? Why?
T-Rex is my favorite. Isn't fossil fuel made up of dinosaur sludge? I'm sure Miss O'Donnell believes in fossil fuels...

7. “I dabbled in witchcraft. I hung around people who were doing these things. I'm not making this stuff up."
What's the strangest thing that you “dabbled” in?
Witchcraft and I hung around people who were doing these things and I'm not making it up. Sure glad I didn't hang with Christine.

 8. "I am not a clone of Sarah Palin. I have my own thoughts."
How different is Sarah Palin's political agenda from your own?
About 180 degrees.

9. "American scientific companies are cross-breeding humans and animals and coming up with mice with fully functioning human brains."
What animal would you like your brain cross breed with?
A Beaver...they are awfully crafty.

 10. "Homosexuals are getting away with nudity! They're getting away with lasciviousness! They're getting away with perversion!"
Have nude homosexuals ever interfered with your day?
Sounds like they are having a lot of fun to me. Where do I sign up?

Muffed Target #16 meme : Screwy Photos

Welcome to the The Muffed Target meme

Each Tuesday Thom asks us to post a picture which is completely crazy, messed up, with nothing on etc, which normally you would immediately delete. It can be everything, like only shoes instead of the whole person, a blurred building or whatever you want. Then tell us the little story how it happened and what it should have been.

Today I had to reach back into the Winter pile for this pic of one of the dogs I babysat for last year. I was bending over to take a "cute" close up photo of the dog and she grabbed my very expensive Irish gray wool sweater and chewed a huge hole in the front! I am a dog lover or there would have been one less dog on the planet that day. I captured the moment just before I was swinging the dog around by the sweater trying to get her to let go of it.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Mayhem- the Tag and the Tagee

Today we are playing a modification of a tag- the 8's tag. By 'modifications' we mean Harriet edited out some of the questions she never wants to see again

1. Are you living the dream??
Romantically, yes. My recent unemployment has put a huge damper on many areas of my life, and I still am fighting the flu, so in general, NO.

2. Is this what you imagined your life would be like?
I could not even imagine being 52 years old, dating still with no kids or grandkids... so glad I am still somewhat hip and have a remnant of looks left, despite having been assaulted by wrinkles and age spots. I also thought my "live for today" gypsy attitude would have been way gone by now...

3. I'm coming for dinner, what will you make for me??
An assortment of appetizers and finger foods with pre-dinner cocktails, then pot roast, homemade gravy and mashed potatoes, steamed fresh carrots with butter sauce, perhaps some of my homemade mac n cheese, hot crusty
 bread and some swank dessert like my homemade Boston Cream Pie. - OR - If you are vegetarian, I'll serve non-meat apps, then steamed veggies and rice and my famous oatmeal-walnut burgers. Dessert will be a fresh cinnamon peach cobbler with gourmet non-dairy ice cream.

4. What's your favorite cuss word?

5. Tell me one thing you would change about anyone's blog and why?
That is like asking me to change the person. We all have blogs that we think reflects who we are. I have no right to critique another person's blog. That being said, I hate music that plays automatically (especially country) and I hate capcha codes before your comment is shown.

6. What is your biggest blogging pet peeve?
I really want to live my life, not be keyboarding all day. I am hopelessly glued to these things like a crack addict. Thanks Bud.

7. What's your favorite tv show this season? I need a new show! :)
OUTSOURCED! It comes on NBC Thursday evenings. It's about an American guy (nice guy - and cute) who is sent to India to run an office of customer service phone reps (Indians in various stereotyped roles) and tries to adapt to Indian life, while he explains American life to them. The company sells American novelties (toilet seat mugs, singing deerheads, wild t-shirts, Mistletoe belts, etc) which add to the funny lines. 

Many Americans in real life have taken a stand against this show and I fear they may cancel because of it. The sensitive issue of outsourcing taking US jobs bothers us all, but this show is really funny and so educational and culturally enlightening, that it surpasses anything offensive in the concept. I love it because it reminds me of a branch office my ex company had in the same Indian city this is filmed in.

I love the Indian culture and much gets revealed in a 30 minute show. Belly laughs.
Bud said it well when he compared it with Scrubs...many people lose loved ones who die in hospitals every day, so why is Scrubs still funny? People need to lighten up when it comes to other countries in TV shows.

8. What's your favorite 'down' time {nothing computer related}?
Why am I hearing Bud's answer to this question in my head?... and it ain't pretty! ummm....well MY favorite downtime activity has to do with listening to music and long drives in the country, and walking and pointing at things.

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Sunday Stealing: Another 50 Questions Meme, Part Two Indeed!

26. Do you like someone?

27. The last song you listened to?
"Trouble" by Ray Lamontagne

28. What time of day were you born?
6:09pm...just in time for dinner!

29. What’s your favorite number?

30. Where did you live in 1987?
A suburb of London, England called Ealing.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?
Right now, anyone who is healthy. I have the flu...

32. Is anyone jealous of you?
Probably all those women who lust after Bud.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
In Old Lyme, CT. Asleep through the first plane crash, I stumbled downstairs just in time to see the 2nd on TV. My now ex husband had been watching it in horror. I said to him half asleep, "Gee, that looks pretty realistic, is it a new Bruce Willis movie?"

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Swear and bang on the thing and shake it if I can (if something is hung up on a coil), then slam the coin release a few times. Then I look for a number to call. Then I put a note on the coin acceptor.

35. Do you consider yourself kind?
Yes, except with vending machines.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be?
Got one. It's on the back of my neck.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
American Sign Language...I know basics, but I'd like to be fluent.

38. Would you move for the person you loved?
Yes, and I have...recently.

39. Are you touchy feely?
No. Right now I am achey breaky.

40. What’s your life motto?
Bloom where you are planted.

41. Name three things that you have on you at all times?
Mints, Money, ID.

42. What’s your favourite town/city?

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
Everything...I don't use anything else to pay for stuff.

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it?
A thank you for an interview...recently.

45. Can you change the oil on a car?
I can pay the nice man at Valvoline to do it.

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her?
He was a counselor on an Indian reservation. The next love became a born again fanatic.

47. How far back do you know about your ancestry?
My sister did our ancestry for her religeon and found pirates on my father's side!

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy?
I wore an Oriental style silver lace dress to Bud's sister's wedding.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now?
Everything, even my hair. This flu has flattened me.

50. Have you been burned by love?
3rd degree.

 Dunkin' Donuts Keeps me Bloggin'

Friday, October 15, 2010


Saturday 9: Spooky

1. Does anything about Halloween “spook” you?
Those creepy teenagers that come to the house way after the rest of the trick or treaters have gone and rush you at the door with their pillowcases.

2. What is the favorite costume you have ever worn for Halloween?
Cheshire Cat...I had a large handmade mask and won 1st place at a nightclub for it.

3. What is your favorite thing about Halloween?
Excuse to buy bags of my favorite candy. Always hoping not too many kids stop by so I get the leftovers.

4. What one topic is (or was) the most painful to discuss with your parents? Why?
How bad their parenting skills were in particular instances.

5. What was the happiest day of your life? Do you think you'll ever top it?
I was walking in the woods in England with a walkman tape player on, enjoying a Cure song when I saw the sun coming in streams thru the was one of life's perfect moments.

6. What animal would you like to be able to communicate with?
I already communicate with men and maybe birds?

7. In what way do you come nearest to perfection (as you define it)?
Not even close in general, but I am good at collecting music and taking photos.

8. Do you have any recurring nightmares?
Yes, complex. Varies with my present life situation. Last night's was awful.

9. If you could change anything about the way you were raised, what would it be and why?
Almost everything...from my father's racism and emotional cruelty to my mother's need to constantly remind me I was not good enough. Low esteem was rampant in that household.

ROCK N ROLL FRIDAYS meme: John "Cougar" Mellencamp

Today we picked John Cougar Mellencamp. The song's lyrics are in bold.

1. HURTS SO GOOD “When I was a young boy, Said put away those young boy ways Now that I'm gettin' older, so much older, I long for those young boy days"
What was the first “grown up” thing you did and when?
Probably involved drinking alcohol...

2. JACK AND DIANE “Suckin' on chili dog outside the Tastee Freeze
Diane's sittin' on Jacky's lap, He's got his hand between her knees”
What do YOU order at a Tastee Freeze/Dairy Queen kind of place?
I like vanilla-chocolate combo twistee cones, Dilly Bars, and vanilla twist dunked in green lime flavored wax stuff that hardens on it. What IS that stuff anyway?!

3. PINK HOUSES “There's a black man with a black cat livin' in a black neighborhood He's got an interstate runnin' through his front yard, You know he thinks that he's got it so good And there's a woman in the kitchen cleanin' up the evenin' slop, And he looks at her and says, "Hey darlin', I can remember when you could stop a clock."
What is YOUR favorite “evenin’ slop”?
I call it "Beefie Stuff", but it was once known as "American Chop Suey" that even politically correct now?

4. I NEED A LOVER “I need a lover that won't drive me crazy, Some girl that knows the meaning of a Hey hit the highway”…
What was the last thing a lover did that drove YOU crazy?
Probably waiting for him to post Memes...

5. AIN’T EVEN DONE WITH THE NIGHT “Well I don't know no good come-ons, And I don't know no cool lines, I feel the heat of your frustration, I know it's burnin you up deep down inside”
What is your best “pick up” line?
"You're the kind of guy I'd like to make lasagna for" (batting eyes, pouting lips here) worked well for me throughout the mid 1980s. Have not used it since.

6. CRUMBLIN DOWN “Saw my picture in the paper, Read the news around my face, And now some people don't want to treat me the same”
Were you ever in the newspaper, on TV or the radio?
Radio: I was a radio DJ for 12 years. Newspaper: In ecology club meeting Ralph Nader, my Ballet class, getting my diploma, working at a package store during layoffs at EB, with ex auditioning for "Read to the Blind" services, my radio show during a money raising event, and sitting at a table with Marlborough bigwigs a few years ago. TV: In the 1980s I was in the front row of a show taping for a Bloopers comedy show. It never really took off, but my family all saw me laughing (at something that was not funny). More recently, I was on Berkshire TV marching in the Fall Foliage parade holding a banner. Livin the life ehh?

7. PAPER IN FIRE “Paper in fire, Stinkin' up the ashtrays, Paper in fire, Smokin' up the alleyways”
Have you ever smoked? What is your favorite smoking product. Cigar? Cigarette?
Yuk..I tried my first and only cigarette at age 7. Camel non filter. Took a huge drag and coughed myself blue. My father thought it was quite amusing. I have not had one since and regard smoking as pretty gross.

8. AUTHORITY SONG “Well, I fight authority, Authority always wins
Well, I've been doing it since I was a young kid, I come out grinnin'”
What is your favorite rule to disobey?
Cannot say. ;-}

9. R.O.C.K. IN THE USA “Voices from nowhere, And voices from the larger towns, Filled our head full of dreams, Turned the world upside down”
Who was your first favorite rock n roll group or singer?
The Beatles...Paul in particular.

10. SMALLTOWN “Well I was born in a small town, And I can breathe in a small town, Gonna die in a small town, Ah, that's prob'ly where they'll bury me”
What is the best part about living in a small town?
Leaving it.

11. CHERRY BOMB “That's when a smoke was a smoke,
And groovin' was groovin', And dancin' meant everything, We were young and we were improvin', Laughin', laughin' with our friends”
When and where was the last dance you attended?
Bud's sister got married at a swank place in SImsbury, CT. We danced there.

12. NO EXPRESSION “Yes, There's a man that I know, With no expression, He's got none at all”
What’s your favorite expression?

13. CHECK IT OUT “A million young poets, Screamin' out their words, Maybe someday, Those words will be heard, By future generations, Ridin' on the highways that we built”
Do you have a favorite poem or at least a favorite poet?
I think of music lyrics as poetry.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Man in the Moon

Welcome to the October 14th edition of Thursday Thunks!
The Man in the Moon
The TT questions are brought to you by Bud, the color of bad excuses and the number 9.
1. It's election time. The moon is currently waxing crescent and is 37% full. What do you do to decide who to vote for?
TV debates and general info. I really dislike pissing contests.

2. Everybody is afraid of something. Do you play a musical instrument?
I play trumpet and Dejumbe drum. Used to play a chord organ too as a teen, and handbells in a church Handbell Choir.

3. Everyone loves some kind of music. What is an irrational fear that you have?
That country music will take ovr the world.... shudder...

4. Back to politics. Who do you think will be next president after Obama whether he gets a second term or not?
A Woman perhaps...

5. What is the most unusual piece of furniture that you own?
My English Phonebooth CD Holder, or my THE KISS Giant decorative plate.

6. Everybody gets angry at times. When was your last time and what did it concern?
Something to do with Bud, no doubt...

7. Do you have cousins? If yes, are you or have you been close?
Yes, I have several. Not close, but not enemies either. No one lives nearby.

8. What was the last song that you sang in the shower?
I don't sing in the shower...I meditate.

9. What question would you like me to ask next week?
What is your least favorite job interview question?

10. What's in your left pocket right now?
Tissues....I have a flu thingy going on.... drats.

11. When was the last time that you laughed till you cried?
Something to do with Bud no doubt...

12. What song would you like played at your funeral?
Something uplifting, and a compilation of many songs.

13. How did you discover Thursday Thunks the first time that you played?
Bud showed I'm addicted.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wednesday Wickedness: KIM KARDASHIAN

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness
Today Janera picked Kim Kardashian quotes...
 1. "White is actually one of my favorite colors. I have a white car. I love white." Tell us about your first car.
I learned to drive in my parents' big ole' Buick, but my own very first car was a canary yellow Pontiac Astre. I hung a Woodstck bird (PEANUTS) from the mirror next to a yellow feather roach clip. It was a great little car. I stapled leopard print fabric to the ceiling when the original fabric was wearing out...

2. "I've just had enough of people misrepresenting me. Get to know me and see who I am." Have you ever been paranoid?
Yes, when someone followed me with their high beams on in VT once.

 3. "I opened the store myself. Even Paris and Nicky Hilton -- they`re completely independent too." How old were you and what were you doing when you became independent of your parents?
I left home at 18 to join the ARMY, then came back only a brief time to stay until my next Florida. I have remained fairly independent of them most of my life, with "visits" lasting up to a month.

 4. "I want to be a Bond girl!" Have you ever wanted to be in the movies?
Yes. Too bad I don't like to act.

5. "I would never snub Hugh Hefner. I love him and his whole team." How much money would it take for you to pose nude?
Now or earlier in my life? There is a difference in cost depending...

6. "I think my sense of style is evolving. I'm figuring out ways to be sexy without having to flaunt it." Who are the top 3 sexy celebrities in your opinion?
1. BIG on Sex In The City
2. Kiefer Sutherland
3. Ralph Fiennes ... and countless more!

7. "I'm the girl who's too shy to dance in a nightclub — maybe for one song, and then that's it." Tell us about the last time that you danced in a nightclub?
Slow danced with Bud at his sister's Perhaps the 4 Points Hotel Singles Dance in South Boston a coupla years ago when I did the Butter Churn to "Mustang Sally"...

8. "I want to be pregnant by the time I'm 30, hopefully." Since normal people don’t decide on having kids depending on their age, what factors do you think are important when making that decision?
To have or have not, that is the question. I chose any age. You are either a breeder or you are not.

9. "My balance is really bad. I just hope my clumsiness doesn't show through". Is there anything about you that you hope doesn’t show through?
My grumbly stomach after meals...

10. "I eat less junk food, hardly any soda, and just try to eat more protein. I definitely can’t give up sweets all together, so I just toned them down!" How does one “tone down” their diet?
I tone down my diet by reducing the number of daily ice cream and popcorn portions, perhaps less after-dinner liqueur.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Muffed Target – #15

written by Thom - October 11th, 2010

Each Tuesday, Thom asks you to post a picture which is completely crazy, messed up, with nothing on etc, which normally you would immediately delete. It can be everything, like only shoes instead of the whole person, a blurred building or whatever you want. Then tell us the little story how it happened and what it should have been. Make sure you link by your post by signing inlinkz below. Please visit the other participants, what few there are.

OK, during a summer visit to the BIG E (New England States Fair Exposition), we HAD to walk thru all the buildings and see all the new and exciting food and products... " Look Bud, Chocolate Covered Bacon!" I exclaimed, as I made him stand in front of the cheapo camera could not adjust to the indoor lighting and made him a slight shade of blue, indicating that perhaps he had tried some of it...
Have a great Tuesday folks!
xxo DJ KathyA

Sunday, October 10, 2010

MONDAY MAYHEM meme: 5 Best Pieces of Advice

Welcome to Monday Mayhem- the best place to be on the slowest day of the week. Today we are celebrating the five best pieces of advice. For each prompt, give your best advice.

1. Someone playing this meme has music playing on their site and it is disrupting what you have playing on your computer while you play this wonderful meme. What's your best advice to people who auto-play music on their site?
Make it optional! Paleez, but bettr yet, DON'T have it auto-start, geesh...

2. What is your best advice to someone thinking about getting married?
If they are under 30...DON'T !!! If they still insist, remind them that the most important thing about getting married is WAY PAST the wedding day when hundreds of expensive photos, matching cocktail napkins and matchbooks are really silly after the fact, so don't waste too much time and money on those things...especially when you are contemplating divorce 5-8 years later.

3. What's your best advice for someone wanting to purchase a new phone?
THINK about what functions you will really USE.

4. What's your best advice to offer to the younger generation?
Remember that you too will be old take good care of the Boomers in the next 10-20 years, man. It's downright frightening who will be in charge of me when I'm 64...

5. What's your best advice for anyone wanting to buy a car?
You can get a better deal than what is listed on the sticker! Talk them down on the price, always...and get a roadside service plan.

6.What's the best advice to give to everyone?
Don't worry Be happy. Live for today. Carpe Diem!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

SUNDAY STEALING meme: Another 50 Questions PART 1

This is Sunday Stealing....
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?
How am I going to FIX this?

2. How much cash do you have on you?
$16.77 and probably about $5 in the bank...

3. What’s a word that rhymes with DOOR?
Poor...(see question #2)

4. Favorite planet?
Recently discovered, similar environment to ours....20 light years away on the other side of the universe. Called Gliese 581g.
We might just be living there when we screw up Mother Earth to the point of oblivion.

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone?

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone?
I always have the same ringtone...BOND THEME.

7. What shirt are you wearing?
Turtleneck golden tan's October in New England man.

8. Do you label yourself?

9. Name the brand of the shoes you’re currently wearing?
Shapeups training shoes today...out for a hike.

10. Bright or Dark Room?
Dark or dim...I hate bright sunlight. Ick.

11. Did you do anything to celebrate John Lennon's 70th yesterday?
Lit a candle in the morning. Toasted him at dinner and watched IMAGINE...a film about his life...and cried...and that was just Bud!

12. What does your watch look like?
I have 4 watches that change with seasons and style of clothes.
I have a brown one I only wear in Fall. I have a nice black one with old fashioned numerals for work, and a bracelet type for casual other seasons. Mother of Pearl for dress.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Hmmmm...methinks I was asleep.

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell say?
"Your Verizon bill is ready online"...

15. Where is your nearest 7-11?
Don't know. We use Andy's place up the street for those kind of purchases...Bud's slim jims and my ice cream bars.

16. What’s a word that you say a lot?
A 3-way tie:  Crap, Ick and Yep.

17. Who told you he/she loved you last?
Bud. xxo

18. Last furry thing you touched?
A dog on the hike today. Funny little fuzzy one.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
None. I don't take drugs, only vitamins and alcohol, if they count. 

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed?
I used to shoot a lot of it's all digital, but I'm not as happy with the results. So none.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
I was pretty happy (and clueless) at 25, but makin the most of NOW, thank you.

22. Your worst enemy?

23. What is your current desktop picture (extra points if you post it.)?
Coffee cups and brown background. It's a MS option in desktop wallpaper.

24. What was the last thing you said to someone?
"Yep, I'm doing Sunday Stealing now"...

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
I'll take the million....flying is over-rated.