Saturday, December 31, 2011


Sam's Last Stand: 2011

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday.

Saturday 9: Sam's Last Stand: 2011
1. Over all, how do you feel about what happened in your life in 2011?
On the bad side, my father died, I sold a house, I had a falling out with someone very special, I moved, I had a health scare and I gained a dress size in weight...on the good side,  I got a new job, I bought a new car, I got engaged and I bought a house...a mixed bag of emotions and situations...

2. Do you do New Year's resolutions? If so, what are they this year?

3. In the past 24 hours, I have reconnected with 3 old friends that I've not spoken to in years. If you could reconnect with someone from your past who would it be, and why?
My best friend in school...she was very close, but we took different paths after high school and never kept in touch...
4. Do you have anything that you would have not done or done differently in 2011 as you look back?
A falling out I had with someone special was all about my handling grief poorly. I'd like to replay that time and fix it.

5. Going back to my ex-friends that I reconnected with, one of them ended over a boyfriend. She called to apologize. Do you have someone that you fell out with you and wonder how they are?

6. If you had a chance to reconnect with an ex (say for coffee), who would it be, and why?
I've closed all those chapters. There is no one I need to see for any reason...especially for coffee...

7. One resolution is about weight-loss. Have you ever struggled with your diet?
And how...

8. What do you think was the top news story of 2011?
Devastation from extreme weather. It affected me directly and ruined a lot of lives...some forever.

9. What are your plans for (New Year's Eve) tonight?
Spending it with my baby and some champagne...
Happy New Year!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011


Friday, September 16, 2011   FRIDAY MEME

Googling guinea pig clothing as the toys take over

1) On Twitter, I saw someone say they Googled "Google" the other day. That sounds like a really stupid Google search to me. What was the last thing you Googled?
Extreme Home Makeover...because they are building a house near my town this week.

2) What is something you should never say to a woman on her birthday?
"I hope I look as good as you when I get that old"  (I actually said that to my aunt).

3) While walking through PetSmart this week, I noticed clothing for guinea pigs. What is the most ridiculous thing you've seen recently in a store?
Holiday greetings sayings in poor English, scrawled onto Christmas Tree Shop decorations made by children in 3rd world countries.

4) One of the Food Network's popular shows is titled "Chopped." Chefs have to create meals from a basket of mystery items. If you were a contestant and got a basket with chicken breasts, Fruit Loops cereal, cheddar cheese, and vodka, what type of dish would you try to create?
I'd eat the fruit loops and drink the vodka, then order pizza.

5) If your favorite pair of shoes suddenly could talk, would you still wear them?
Yes....well they actually do talk. All my shoes speak to me.

6) The National Toy Hall of Fame has announced its finalists for induction this year (Dollhouse, Dungeons & Dragons, Hot Wheels, Jenga, Pogo Stick, Puppet, R/C Vehicles, Rubik’s Cube, Simon, Star Wars Action Figures, Transformers, and Twister). Only two will make it into the hall of fame. Which two would you induct?
The Pogo Stick and the Hot Wheels. Great cars for playing when I was a kid. I was a pogo stick champ in the neighborhood...could hop with no hands and one foot. Quite proud of that. lol

7) Speaking of toys, today (Sept. 16) is National Play Doh Day. Is there any toy from when you were a kid that you miss getting to play with?
My blocks and Lego.

8) Last toy question, I promise... Due to the federal government’s ban on the incandescent light bulb, Hasbro's Easy Bake Oven had to be remodeled. Did you ever eat food cooked in an Easy Bake Oven?
I loved those little round cakes and tacky frosting packets. I only made cakes in my oven. It fascinated me how it cooked. I still love baking.

WTF MEME: Thursday Questions

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Dipping your company gift in the fair's chocolate fountain  WTF MEME Questions:

1) I recently received a gift from my employer for making it through five years of employment. It was a stupid pin and keychain. What would you want your employer to give you for a five-year gift?
The honor of keeping my job.

2) The fall season of television is starting. What show are you excited to have return or what new show are you excited to make its first premiere?
Secret Circle looks interesting, though I suspect it will be another badly researched exploitation of Wicca folks.

3) One of my favorite restaurants recently added a chocolate fountain. What would be your favorite thing to dip into the chocolate?
Some terrific cookie...or Bud.

4) I've bought more things on eBay in the last couple months than ever before. What is the last thing you bought over the internet?
I got a SkinIt cover for my new phone. It's an indian design film you tape onto your phone to look designer...really cool.

5) If you come across a homeless person on a street, do you give him or her money?
Yes, always. There is a thin line between that person and me. I always feel people deserve to be validated. Nothing worse than being invisible, ignored...besides, begging for money is much harder work than my job.

6) If you knew you were about to die and had the opportunity to write your own obituary, what is something you'd want to make sure is included?
I bagged The Hunter.

7) State fair season is in full swing across the U.S. What is your favorite thing to do at a fair?
Anticipate going is sometimes better than going. I love looking at everything. It's a change of season thing too...especially The Big E...which is the true end of summer start of fall.

8) By some weird twist of fate, you wake up as another person one morning and must carry on with his or her life. What do you miss most about the person you were before?
Bagging the Hunter...and my disco past.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

WTF MEME: Facebook and other things....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011 WTF MEME
Dogs on surf boards join a Facebook status chain

1) Last week women on Facebook started another one of those supposed "raise breast cancer awareness" status chains which end up just confusing men. This one had me saying "I'm 14 weeks and craving Skittles." Instantly people started asking me if I was pregnant. This has angered some people (including a blogger who posted a rant about it because she says that "pretending you're pregnant isn't cute"). What do you think of status chains like this?
I put them in the same category as the stoopid games where people collect items for their virtual farms.  FB has many positive attributes and I love it. I ignore the chain letter type of posts. I have a few friends who do that kind of thing. I like them anyway.

2) Do you think people should be able to buy music and share it with everyone he or she wants or should everyone have to purchase the songs themselves?
Music is universal love. Sharing it should never be illegal.

3) How often do you (or your significant other) vacuum your house?
I have a spider problem, so vacuum almost daily. Bud does not vacuum his place...he has a maid.

4) Monday was National Cheese Pizza Day. What toppings do you like on your pizza?
Sorry I missed it. I like green pepper, hamburger and extra cheese. I love a nice crust too.

5) The Thought Catalog has posted a list of great songs to cry to. What is a song that can easily bring you to tears?
That dammm xmas song about the kid buying shoes for his dying mother.

6) Beanie babies were a big craze in the 1990s. What is a toy that you collect or used to collect?
I had a fabulous collection of marble and I also loved plastic dinosaurs....they used to sell a bunch of them in a big plastic bag.

7) Buddy, a 14-year-old Jack Russell Terrier, will be the first animal inducted into the Surf Dog Hall of Fame. Do you enjoy seeing animals do crazy stunts?
I get suspicious when a dog does an unusual trick. I see a semi-abusive owner making that dog do something that a dog would never do in the natural world. That goes for skateboarding bulldogs too.

8) September is Fall Hat Month. Do you like to wear hats? If so, what type of hats are your favorites?
I love hats. I also like wigs...guess they are like hats in a way. I wear them in every season except Spring.


Sunday, September 4, 2011The 20 Questions of Doom Meme

Sunday Stealing: The 20 Questions of Doom Meme

1. Do you believe in Heaven?
Not in the christian concept of heaven. I believe there is "holding ground" place right after death where our souls hang out. The new agers refer to this as The Summerland. Kind of a sanctuary bridge between mortal life on earth and the next level of "being". Spiritually, I believe in an afterlife, reincarnation. Heaven is within our own life, not a place we go to later.

2. Have you ever come close to dying?
I've always thought just before surgery that I might not wake up. I had a car crash in the 1970s that I saw in slow motion and I fell down the stairs at home once and thought that was "it", but nothing serious and I've always awakened after surgery with a bright new optimistic view.

3. What jewelery do you wear 24/7?
I used to wear a pentacle on a silver chain and have earrings on every day and a watch. I would probably wear a wedding ring 24/7 but I'm not a fan of jewelry to the degree I would wear it all the time, especially at night.

4. Would you ever consider having plastic surgery?
I am intrigued by the "Life Lift" and plan to do it for my 60th birthday.

5. What do you wear to bed?
Depends on whom I am with. If alone, I shoot for comfort. If with a man, I attempt a sexy functional frock.

6. Have you ever done anything illegal?
I won't admit to anything recent. In high school, some friends and I stole some street wood horse blocks with blinking lights at a construction area and blocked off a major road in another part of town.

7. Who was the last person that you touched?
A co-worker's shoulder who is going through a rough time now. Her step daughter is in a coma. Oh..."TOUCH"? ... ummm...that would be Bud.

8. Where did you eat last?
Had my coffee and oatmeal on the sofa.

9. Besides your own blog, are there any that you routinely read but never comment on?
I comment once in awhile. I read Bud's but rarely comment on it.

10. Ever been involved with the police?
I dated 2 of them...oh...ummm you mean like getting a speeding ticket? Ya...

11. Do you talk in your sleep?
I mumble and groan.

12. Now a celebrity fantasy. Who would you take on a ménage à trois for a dirty weekend?
Kiefer Sutherland and/or Brendan Fraser

13. Do you feel that you’ve had a truly successful life?
In many ways, yes, but I have not finished my bucket list yet.

14. Where do you wish you were?
In late winter/early spring...England. In autumn...right here in New England.

15. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
Yes, most recently with a friend who had a gran mal seizure (epiliepsy) and I sat in front with the driver, terrified of the fast driving. I asked the driver to slow down. I'd also been a passenger-patient once when I had a panic attack and my mother thought I was having a heart attack and called 911.

16. Is there any type of dancing that you love to do?
Disco will always have my heart, but I enjoyed the early 80s moves too.

17. Last gift you received?
Bud bought me some booze.

18. Last sport you played?
I think that came after Bud bought me some booze...

19. Last place you went on holiday?
On holiday? What country IS this? Ummm...well vacation? Gee, I think it was last January with Bud at his daughter's house in Jersey.

20. Current Song?
That varies hourly. I get a kick out of that Katy Perry thing "Friday Night"...

Monday, September 5, 2011

Monday Mayhem Meme: Labor Day Stuff

Welcome to Monday Mayhem.

Harriet has created today's edition, which is all about Labor.

1. In your opinion, what does Labor Day mean to you?
A day off from work. A welcome September long weekend. I didn't always have it off in some of the jobs I've had in the past, but I did this year. : )

2. How much was the minimum wage when you got your first job?
In the 1970s....still seems like yesterday, but my wage was $2.01 per hour and I was happy to get it.

 3. What was your first job- as in real actual employee- job?
I was working at 15 1/2 at a movie theater as the "Popcorn Girl". I was thrilled with my paycheck every week. I was still in high school, so all the money was spent on fun stuff.

4.What was the best job that you ever had?
When I was a bartender at a chic champagne-caviar bar in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

 5. What was the worst job that you ever had?
There are a lot of contenders for this. Probably as an insurance claim agent for a company that did clean ups after violent acts and fires/floods...tedious detailed work and dishonest padding of amounts. I hated my boss most of all.

6. Describe your dream job.
Drummer in a rock band.

7. Who has the best job ever?
Someone who loves what they are doing.

8. How do you usually celebrate Labor Day (or whatever holiday your location may have that is devoted to workers)?
I shop sales, vegge out at home or go to the county fair in New England somewhere...depends on the weather.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

SUNDAY STEALING MEME August 20 Question Meme

Sunday Stealing: The August 20 Question Meme

1. What's for breakfast?
I whipped up some scrambled eggs, tator tots, and a waffle with maple syrup, coffee.

2. Do you read a newspaper daily?
I read an online mewspaper daily called Berkshire Daily The Rogovy Report, and I read Sunday papers to clip coupons, read the main news and events.

3. What do you do when you can't sleep?
Fan the flashes...

4. Say a word that sums up your mood.

5. Do you remember your dreams?
Oddball ones and that damm dinosaur dream.

6. Name something from your dream last night.
Hot flash.

7. Name a food that describes you.

8. Today you are wearing:
Had a few changes from nightgown to jeans n indian blue shirt.

9. What's in your pockets?

10. Did you sing in the shower today?
I meditate in the shower.

11. What's the last song you heard?
Letters From The Sky  by Civil Twilight on me car stereo...

12. Looking forward to the holidays?
Yes. I've already bought a few things for Bud's grandchildren.

13. Where do you want to be this instant?
Back in time to Friday night.

14. What's for lunch?
Had a frozen pizza from Bud's fridge.

15. What's something you would like to do soon?
Apple picking and fair-going...

16. Reading anything now? What is it?
Instruction manual for my Canon Rebel camera.

17. What's for dinner?
Popcorn and beer.

18. A favorite part of the day is:

19. Are you happy?
Yes, very.

20. Guess how many people will do Sunday Stealing this weekend?
I don't care.


Saturday 9: I Fought the Law MEME

1. Have you ever been on the wrong side of the law?
Like speeding? Like I'm going to admit to anything illegal in a public meme?

2. What was the last thing you described as either “surprisingly good” or “surprisingly bad?”
Fish n Chips I had the other night with Bud. Surprizingly good...

3. When was the last time you unintentionally surprised someone else?
Unintentially? surprizes are intentional.

4. When was the last time you deliberately surprised someone else?
Today...stopped back at Bud's place to continue our date."

5. What was the last really funny movie you watched?
I always laugh at BEST IN SHOW. Lately I've been watching DARK SHADOWS episodes. They are funny but not intentionally. I went to a Dark Shadows convention last week and have it on the brain now. Love that show and looking forward to the movie.

6. What is something that you've never done that you secretly are dying to do?
Play drums in a rock band.

7. What do you hope is different in your life by August 2012?
Perhaps to be decorating a new house of rooms...

 8. Who is the last person you greeted at your door?
The UPS delivery guy. I got a painting from

9. If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose?
Celtic in the British Isles.


Crummy Weather Meme
Sunday, August 28, 2011

Welcome to Monday Mayhem. Today Harriet is focusing on crummy weather.

1. What city, in your opinion, has the crummiest weather?
Any hot tropical place. I absolutely hate hot humid weather.

 2. What kind of weather is the crummiest weather that your current home experiences?
Hot humid summers...

 3. When the weather alerts and alarms go off, what do you do?
I make sure all the flashlights have fresh batteries and my important papers are in a carry case...and all the cardboard boxes are off the basement floor. And all my laundry is done and all my electric gizmos are charged....cell phone, ipod, camera, laptop...

 4. What is the crummiest weather event that you have personally ever experienced?
A downpour of rain in Florida that caused a flash flood when I was driving. I was terrified as the water table rose above the rim of the car floor and my car was stalled and I was trapped for over an hour unable to drive away and too scared to step into the rushing water. We did not have cell phones then, so I had to call out for help from the car window.

5. Where would you rather be stuck for a month- somewhere where there is 20 inches of snow and below freezing temps or somewhere where it is painfully hot and humid?
I'll take the snow.

 6. What kind of weather keeps you indoors?
Hot and humid. Blech.

7. Tell us the name of one famous person and the kind of weather you would wish upon them.
I dont wish weather on anyone. I try to keep positive vibes around me.

 8. If you were the official ruler of all weather, what kind of weather would you make happen?
Spring or Fall weather in New England.

 9. What kinds of weather do you dread?

 10. What's your weather like today?
Hurricane Irene. It missed my part of the state outside of strong wind and a little rain, but really affected other parts and over 11 people died from storm issues today up the eastern US coastline. That is truly sad and tragic. I'm so sorry for them and their families and friends and for the people who have to deal with the terrible flooding and power outages.

Monday, August 22, 2011


Week Number 285

1) Today, whose mouth needs to be covered with duct tape?
Depends...there was a lady in front of me at the Dark Shadows convention yesterday that went on and on and on about autism awareness to one of the poor celebs stuck behind the table, forced to listen politely. She needed to zip it bigtime.

2) You are a zookeeper, and one day a shady-looking man brings in what he calls an "exotic animal." This animal is in a wooden box with small air holes on the top and the box is stamped DANGEROUS. He throws a picture on your desk and you look at the strangest creature you’ve ever seen. Describe it, and tell what you’re going to do.
E T phone home. Like an Area 19 kind of thing?

3) Share three good things about your life right now.
Bud is back in my life. My apartment is starting to come together and looks great. I have a great job with cool co-workers. LIFE IS GOOOOOOOOOOOOD.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.
Photo-shop bible-thumper religious crapola.


Just Another Random Monday

Welcome to Monday Mayhem.
Harriet sez:  "Simply answer the random questions."

1. What is your favorite day of the week?
Saturday....such a great beginning to the weekend!

2. What kind of restrictions should there be on wearing Speedo swimsuits?
Only in Europe and only homosexual males.

3. You know how there are the so called "fashion police"? What kind of police would you like to be part of and why?
I think someone should round up people who resemble PEOPLE OF WAL*MART and do some makeovers by force.

4. What is you best comeback for a totally self-absorbed narcissistic individual?
Like a catty remark? "Well, isn't he/she a pretty piece of nuthin!"

5. Have you seen any good movies this summer? Which one(s)?
I'm absorbed in my DARK SHADOWS complete original series (1260 episodes), all on dvd, so have not been to a movie lately. Bud is convincing me to go see the new Apes film.

6. What restaurant meal should we stay far away from?
Anything with a "Mc" in front of the word. (except their strawberry banana smoothie, which I kinda like).

7. What brand of toilet paper do you highly recommend?
Charmin Extra Strong, but it runs out too fast.
Have a nice workweek.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Cleaning up stains and contemplating life  WTF Meme:

1) A man has gained national attention after he climbed onto a Tulsa, Oklahoma, communications and stayed up there for more than six days as authorities tried to coax him down. If you wanted to go somewhere to contemplate the meaning of life, where would you go?
I always turn to nature and trees and day trips in the car. Driving on a beautiful country road with good music playing is the cats meow.

2) If you (or your spouse/significant other) lost your job today, how long could you survive living off your savings?
I'll have to put Bud out on the street to turn tricks again.

3) What do you wish someone could invent a pill for?
Reversing the aging process negative aspects.

4) You spill something on your white shirt at lunch. What do you do about it -- do you find another shirt change into, find a jacket to cover up with, use a Shout wipe or a Tide/Clorox pen to clean it, or ignore the obvious spot and keep wearing the shirt?
I keep a sweater at work. I'd try to wash it out with water and blot it, but would don the sweater methinks for the rest of the day.

5) How do you feel about TV shows and movies that random musical numbers in them?
Doris Day movies rule.

6) Do you have a "lucky" article of clothing or some other good luck charm?
Shapeware is lucky for helping me fit into tight clothes.

7) Today (August 18) is Bad Poetry Day. If your significant other wrote you a poem that was absolutely horrible, would you be honest about how bad it is or just go ahead and shower him/her with praise for the work put into writing it?
I am known for my brutal honesty. He knows better than to write me a poem. lol

8) If you had to describe your personality only by saying the name of a color, what color would you be?

9) You're invited to a wedding and find out the couple has chosen to do a potluck reception instead of having it catered. How would you feel about having to bring food to the wedding instead of being feed for free?
I live for that sh#t! I'd want to bring a couple of things, especially desserts.

10) Do you read critics' reviews of movies before you go watch them?
Depends. If I'm debating between two, I'll go with more stars.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

One of my other blogs...

I ran across one of my old posts from my other blogs AIREDALE ANTICS. I took care of these two dogs and photographed them and created the blog to promote the Inn I worked at. I love these two dogs. They still live at the Inn.  : )


Sunday Stealing: The 31 Meme, Part Two: In Memory to Clyde

16. What's the longest shift that you worked at a job?
I worked a lot of double shifts when I was a slot attendant at FOXWOODS CASINO in CT. What a miserable job...made worse by the fact that casino workers are not allowed to gamble in  the casino. I love playing slots and it killed me to see other people playing machines I would enjoy myself. I hated the vibe in there, the ringing, the stress, the white-green faces of losing people, and the nastiness of the public.

17. What was the last concert that you attended?
SO LONG DAVEY! was the last band I saw play live. The guitar guy and songwriter is Bud's youngest son, James and the band was smokin hot! Here's a link to one of their cool songs:
A couple weeks prior to them, I attended The HAPPY TOGETHER TOUR concert which was a 1960s music fan's dream! The Buckinghams, Grassroots, Association, Turtles and Mark Lindsay of Paul Revere & Raiders. I howled along to every song. The band's all still retained talent, tho most are now in their 60s and there were some mild vocals issues...great to see them all.

18. What the last DVD (or Blu Ray, of course) movie that you watched?
Bud and I watched CASABLANCA last night...for me it was the first (and last) time. It's Bud's favorite movie.

19. How did you like the film?
I was restless and bored and not attracted to Humphrey Bogart and not interested in the politics of it. Glad I got that over with. Nice to share time with Bud anyway.

20. What comedian do you love?
I love many, from all eras of comedy. Mr. Black reigns now as a personal fav.

21. Do you ever sleep in the nude?

22. Have you ever had a long distance relationship?
Somewhat of one now...

23. What do you think of astrology?
I'm confused about this new sign they discovered and how it changed everyone's birthsign date. I used to believe in the characteristics of each sign and saw them in any person who told me their sign. I am a true Pisces. Bud  is definitely a Scorpio.

24. What's you're favorite lyric quote from a song?
"All you know is all there is"  from an old DEVO song. There are so many good lines from songs...a crime to narrow it down to only a fav one.

25. Tell us something random about yourself.
I changed my first and last names in real life to fictional character names and had to go to probate court and paid $160 to do it..Kathryn is for Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek and Collins is for the Dark Shadows family.

26. Have ever attended a theme party? If yes, do tell.
I was a bartender at a trendy Venice Beach California restaurant-bar that had a "tranny" night and I dressed as a man and won first place. I had to dance with the male winner dressed as a woman to the whole room clapping time to nu wave music. It was the 1980s, dude, I am SO SHURE.

27. What is your favorite thing about winter?
Wearing cover up clothes and stylish boots. Good hearty meals and holiday cookies.

28. What was the name of your first pet?
Joe the goldfish. Freddy joined him...named for two of the members of Paul Revere & the Raiders. To this day I hate seafood and that low tide smell.

29. What have you done so far this weekend?
Umm...well I was with Bud last night. Did some shopping and ordered a new phone. Cleaned and hung some art on the walls. Watched part of my 1260 episode set of DARK SHADOWS...and the day is still young!

30. Has your humor ever been called “sick”?
Ohhhh yaaaa....but not so much lately. I'm all growed up and respectable now.

31. If you could have one thing, what would it be?

SATURDAY 9 MEME: My Best Friend's Girl

Saturday 9: My Best Friend's Girl

1. Have you and a friend ever have an argument because you were attracted to the same person?
My friends and I have totally different taste in men, so this never came up. I have had issues when my friend didn't like HIS friend on a double date-meeting and didn't want to end my date because she hated hers.

2. Who never returns your phone calls?
I work as an accounts payable/receivable bookkeeper and when I call vendors to inquire about payment, they rarely call back.

3. What was your favorite childhood toy?
A big ole stuffed dalmation named Snoopy. I loved the life out of that dawg and it now resides on my diningroom floor awaiting it's final photo shoot before I send it to toy heaven.

4. Who is the last person you greeted at your door?
Bud, but he was not at the door. He called me on my cell phone all the way from my porch swing to come out and get him.

5. Would you change anything about your life right now?
Umm..what category?, I have Bud back. Physically...weight namely muffin top needs to dismiss itself from my person, work-financially...need to learn more about my duties so I make less errors.

6. Who is the easiest person for you to talk to?

7. If you could live in any ancient city during the height of the quality of its society and culture, which one would you choose?
I adored Greek Mythology and Egyptian stories...a toss mup between the two. In school, I was fascinated by the Aztec Mayan culture, but I'd never want to live with them. Yikes.
8. What is the most exciting event you’ve ever witnessed?
Not to be a bummer, but my mother's death was incredible to witness happening.

9. What do you consider the ideal age to have a first child?
For me...never will be a good age. For others...babies come when they need to be born. I believe physically, that women should breed before 34 or their stale eggs will risk birthing a higher percentage of autistic-malformed-uber-sensitive type of offspring.

Thursday, August 11, 2011



1) My coworker who sits at the next desk often texts me during work to communicate with me without anyone else knowing what she's saying. Do you ever text someone who is in the same room as you?
Nah...texting is not that big a part of my life.

2) How do you feel about people naming their pets with people names (like Maddox, Luke, and Sarah) instead of more pet-type names (like Paws, Spot, Boots, etc.)?
As long as they love their pets, I don't care.

3) Do you have a "junk" drawer in your home? What types of items are stuffed in there? (Feel free to share a photo of the contents if you want.)
I have several junk drawers...all full of tools, memorabillia, nails, tape, matches...and junk boxes of paper trail from myself and my family.

4) Would you ever buy a neon pink car?
I just bought a light seafoam green metallic car which I love dearly. Never would own a pink car. Ick. Mary Kay on drugs?

5) If you could come up with a slogan for the welcome sign that welcomes visitors to your city, what would the slogan be?
Taxxachusetts Welcomes You.

6) What's the most exciting thing about your life right now?
Bud is back in my life.

7) Today (Aug. 11) is “National Play in the Sand Day.” If you were at a beach right now building a sandcastle, what would it look like?
I would not be at the beach. I hate beaches and I don't play in the sand. I'd rather be making mp4's out of old CDs.

8) If a company offered to pay you $100,000 to get an advertisement for its product tattooed on your body, would you do it?
Well, maybe "BUD", lol.

9) You're a kid again at a party with a pinata. What type of candy do you hope pops out of the pinata after you hit it?
I love Belgian chocolate truffles. I like Walnettos too.

10) If someone wanted to win your heart, what would he/she need to do?
He already has.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Monday Mayhem- the going on vacation meme


Welcome again to Monday Mayhem.

Today we are going to roast going on vacation.

Have fun!

1. If you were to go on a vacation next week, where would you go to?
England. I’d bring Bud to tour the pubs with. It’s beautiful there in summer.

2. What was your favorite childhood vacation memory?
They were always the same…down 95 to Florida to visit my grandmother in St Pete/Tampa area. I always enjoyed it when the motel had a pool and a swingset. I loved Morrisons Cafeterias…a chain of buffet style restaurants. It was the first time I could pick out exactly what I wanted to eat.

3. Would you or have you ever been on a vacation without your significant other?
I could, but I’d prefer him to be with me.

4. What is your worst vacation memory?
When it was late and my parents and I were exhausted and we were trying to find a cheap motel in North Carolina. I was about 12. My father would not stay in a motel owned by anyone but a white person, so we suffered for an hour in the search and wound up in a flea infested dive and I remember thinking what a couple of jerks I was stuck with for the week.

5. Who would you love to take on vacation with you and where would you go?
Bud. ... and now that I’m thinking about England…probably London.

6. What is the biggest waste of money vacation you have ever heard of?
A sporting event such as the super bowl, or anywhere just to sit on a beach. I cannot think of anything more time wasting then laying out in the sun.

7. Who really needs a vacation?
We all do!

8. Have you ever done something on a vacation that would hope nobody would ever hear about?
Not yet, but I’ll work on it!


Week Number 283

1) Create a new human culture and describe it as thoroughly as possible. Be sure to describe appearance, values, beliefs, etc.
I’m thinking of the episode of Twilight Zone where those pig people thought Ellie Mae and that handsome guy were disgustingly ugly and tried surgery to change their faces. When it failed, they put them into a colony to live together, but apart from the normal people. I’d do this with DJs instead of pretty people and have them all talk about blue vinyl and B sides in their own little colony. There would be music 24/7 and heated debates over genre preferences. I’d be in that colony. So would Bud.

2) Which animal makes the best pets? Defend why this is clearly the greatest option.
Dawgs are the best. I cannot imagine a different pet. Just dawgs.

3) What was the last thing you broke that you’re really upset about?
Someone’s heart.

4) Show and Tell. What comes to mind first when you see this picture? Or, tell a story if it reminds you of one.

It reminds me of Nottingham England when I visited there in ’86. There was a medieval band playing outside and I sat in the grass drinking woodpecker hard cider enjoying the moment, the band, the country. I love England so much. After living there 3 years, I still get a tear in my eye whenever I see films or news footage with English towns in it. I'm homesick, but not to live there again...just visit.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Taking some time off...

Sorry folks...

I need to get away from blogging for awhile to get things in order.
Not sure about continuing the Rock n Roll Friday meme...too much going on in my life to be able to keep up with it.

Hope everyone is doing well. Have a great spring and summer.

Take care,
Kathy A

Monday Mayhem: Inspirations

Woohoo! Another Monday Mayhem and today we are all about inspirations.
Answer the three questions and/or post your inspirational video.
Have fun!

Q1. What inspires your more- 3 loads of laundry that needs to be put away or a TV preacher?
I kinda like Joel Osteen. I am not a christian or someone who even attends church, but I like his motivational speeches.

Q2. What do inflated gas prices inspire you to do?
I have to do the same amount of driving regardless of the gas price. It just makes me have less to spend on shoes.

Q3. What has inspired you over the past week?
My own free spirit.

No video this week, sorry.

Monday, April 18, 2011

SUNDAY STEALING meme: Friggin Long One

Sunday Stealing: The 65 Questions Meme

1. Tell us who the last person that you took a shower with.
Me Myself and I…and I tend to meditate in the shower, so maybe just the goddess spirit was with me? Oh, well 2nd choice is Bud on a wine night.

2. Tell us about your favorite tee-shirt. Extra points if you show a pic. (We know. What can you do with freakin' extra points?)
My US FESTIVAL tee shirt is my fav, tho I rarely wear it. It commemorates the 1983 3 day concert event put on by Apple computers to introduce home computers…I remember wondering what anyone would ever do with a computer at their house! The concerts were top nu wave bands and metal bands of the 80s, including The Clash and David Bowie. I’ll never forget it. Woodstock for the 80s.

3. Has anyone ever hit on you even though they knew you were taken?
All the time!

4. Do you plan what to wear the next day?
Business casual…workday Monday blues…

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now? Why?
Tired, got up at 3am couldn’t sleep. Still up at 6am.

6. What's the closest thing to you that's black?
The mouse.

7. Tell me about an interesting dream you remember having.
That damm dinosaur dream….I have it about once a month. Scares the bejesus outta me.

8. Did you or might you meet anybody new today?
Well I originally did this yesterday and Blogger screwed up my answers and formatting, so I’m doing it over today…yesterday I ddi meet a man and his son who came to my father’s house to get the TV and sofa out of the house.

9. If you could be doing anything right now (or perhaps after you finish this ridiculous meme) what would it be?
I’d better have some coffee and a hot shower to get ready for work. : (

10. Can you think of a meme question that's never been asked?
No such thing.

11. What comes to mind when I say China?
Interesting food. Unusual language.

12. Are you overly emotional?
Lately yes…post funeral fallout I guess.

13. If you could listen to just one rock album (CD, vinyl or mp3) which one would you pick?
I hate these kind of questions…If I must, probably a greatest hits CD set of 80s music.

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
Both but usually I use a spoon…I’m a cuppa ice cream person rather than a cone. Pervy question btw.

15. Do you like your car?
No, not presently, but when the house sells, I plan on buying a cool new Ford Fusion, Nissan Cube, Kia Soul or Honda Fit.

16. Do you like yourself?
I try to…

17. Would you go out to eat with Charlie Sheen?
I’d be amused by his antics. Definitely with Bud there tho…lol

18. What was the last song that you listened to?
“As Time Goes By” sung by Nat King Cole. I plan to use it in the funeral slide show I’m making for the family.

19. Are (or were) your parents strict?
And how…but it didn’t work.

20. Have you ever wondered what attending a wild orgy (if only to watch or...) would be like?
I remember the 80s quite well…sigh…

21. I say cottage cheese. You say:
Diet food circa 1974.

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?
Yes, while living in England I met a few and dated a Hammer Horror movie star briefly. In Los Angeles I met several being a bartender in a champagne caviar bar and dated a former member of Devo. Carol Burnett was nicest to me of all of them. She hugged me. : )

23. What was the last movie that you watched at home?
Twilight…the first one.

24. Is there anything sparkly in the room you're in?
Bud’s blue eyes…

25. What countries have you visited?
Mexico, Canada, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Belgium, Switzerland, France.

26. Have you ever made a phone call while you were drunk that you've regretted? If yes, do tell.
Yes, a stammering one to a customer service line in the middle of the night. The operator knew I was toasted.

27. Where were you going the last time that you were on a train?
Bud’s daughter’s for a delayed holiday weekend. She has 3 cats now, so I doubt I will return anytime soon. I hate being in a house with cats.

28. Bacon or sausage?
Both are really gross if you overthink them, but I love the smell of bacon cooking and I’m a fan of BLTs. I like it crisp and I pull the fat part off.

29. How long have you had a cell-phone?
Got one in 2002 when I joined…for emergencies.

30. What other memes do you do regularly?
My own Rock n Roll Fridays, Saturday 9 and Harriet’s Monday thingy.

31. Who is the craziest meme host?
My Bud of course…

32. Who invented chop sticks?
Sabre toothed tigers originally!

33. Who are you going to be with tonight?
Bud, if I play my cards right.

34. Are you too forgiving?

35. When was the last time that you were in love?

36. Tell us about your best friend.
He’s a crazy meme host.

37. What was the stupidest thing you learned in high school?
That they took themselves too seriously and thought what we learned was important.

38. What was the last thing that you cried about?
Broken record time…my father’s death.

39. What was the last question you asked?
“Are you ready to go?” to Bud yesterday to hurry him along.

40. Favorite thing to do this time of the year?
I enjoy the flowers and spring wardrobe changes….first time in sandals too. Yay!

41. If you had to get a (or another) tattoo, what would it be?
An orange monarch butterfly to sit on my shoulder to compliment my other tattoo of a pile of autumn leaves.

42. How would your best friend describe you?

43. Have you ever seen all three Twilight films?
Just saw the first one the other night…will see the other two soon.

44. Ever walked into a glass door?
Yep, and wood doors too!

45. Favorite color on that person that you are attracted to?
Dark Blue or Black.

46. Have you ever slapped someone?
Many years ago…and he deserved it.

47. What hair style (for you) would you like to see return?
I miss the 80s, and I loved my 1970s Farrah haircut. Wouldn’t look right on me now tho. Sigh…

48. What was the last CD you bought?
Been awhile since I bought a CD. I download individual songs now.

49. Do looks matter to you?
In daylight the dark not so much…drunk…nah…

50. Could you ever forgive a liar?
Depends on the lie.

51. What's the hardest bill to pay every month?
Taxes and utilities.

52. Do you like your life right now?
I’m between lives…transitioning.

53. Do you sleep with the TV on?
I have fallen asleep with the TV on, but not on purpose.

54. Can you handle the truth?

55. Do you have good vision?
Used to have perfect vision…now I need readers and I hate the pressure on me nose.

56. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
People I know or celebs and politicians?

57. How often do you talk on the phone?
Few times a week. Not much really.

58. What celeb would you like to come home to?

59. What are you wearing?
Still in my home improvement clothes from yesterday! Had wine and passed out in them.

60. What is your favorite wild animal?
Squirrels and Bud.

61. Where was your facebook picture taken?
Jiminy Peak in MA…on a ski lift.

62. Can you waltz?
Yes, I took lessons as a young lass.

63. Do you have a job?
I’ll say…and finally, I like it.

64. What was the most recent thing you stole?
A kiss.

65. Have you ever crawled through a window?
Yes. To break into an apartment when I lost my key.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Saturday 9 MEME: Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out

Saturday 9: Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
1. What is the most “down and out” that you've ever been?
When I lived in London, England in the late 1980's, I only got paid once a month, so that 4th week was lean...I remember checking phone boxes for coins so I could buy milk for tea.

2. Do you believe there is only one "right" religion?
I like open-minded religions. The ones that propose to be the ONLY way to everlasting life can be annoying. 

3. If you could get back in touch with one person you've lost touch with, who would it be and why?
I was curious how my bestest friend from high school was doing. She went to Katherine Gibbs School of Business and never wrote or called me or our other good friends again. It's been 35 years, but it stings.

4. Has anyone ever held the key to your heart, but did not know it?
A cop in CT did once. He didn't want it. Another heartache for the meter.

5. If your lover cheated on you and profusely apologized, might you accept them back into your life?
Nah. Not worth the trouble to keep a bad one.

6. Have you ever gone to work/school drunk or stoned? If yes, do tell.
I had a canteen of tequila sunrise just before 6th period as a senior in HS and went to power shop class with the hiccups. I don't drink at work. When I bartended in the 1980s, I had a kahlua coffee at the start of every shift.

7. Who is your favorite relative?
I get a kick out of my brother, Bob who lives in Austrailia. He has a wicked sense of humor and a bit of criminal element, like me. ;-)

8. What annoys you most?
People being rude and road rage.

9. Tell us of one thing you used to do that you are not proud of.
I used to tease/cut up other kids at my high school. I guess nowadays that would be known as bullying.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Rock n Roll Friday's MEME: THREE DOG NIGHT

Hi I'm DJ KathyA! I'm back from the funeral mode...
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 Three Dog Night.

1. Black and White: “The world is black The world is white
It turns by day and then by night The child is black The child is white
Together they grow to see the light To see the light”
What are your favorite black and white items?
Photos of the past...

2. Joy To The World: “If I were the King of the world, Tell you what I'd do, I'd throw away the cars and the bars and the wars
And make sweet love to you”
What would YOU do if you were King of the World?
Resign, why deal with THAT misery and stress?

3. Easy To Be Hard: “How can people have no feelings, How can they ignore their friends Easy to be proud, easy to say no”
Have you ever ignored a friend?
Yes and recently, but I've been a good friend to many other people over the years and I cannot kick myself over screwing up one.

4. Old Fashioned Love Song: “Just an old-fashioned love song, One I'm sure they wrote for you and me, Just an old-fashioned love song, Comin' down in 3-part harmony”
What song do you think was written about you?
Depends on what part of my life I'm thinking of. Right now, I'm so NOT me, nothing comes to mind. My Way comes to mind...we used it in the funeral slide show of my father's photos...if the shoe fits... 

5. Out In The Country: “Before the breathin' air is gone, Before the sun is just a bright spot in the nighttime, Out where the rivers like to run, I stand alone and take back somethin' worth rememberin'”
When was the last time you took back something worth rememberin?
When I saw a line up of about 50 SubVets salute in their uniforms at my father's funeral last weekend.

6. Family of Man: “Memories replacing the loves that we've lost, Burning our bridges as soon as they're crossed, Factories built where the rivers ran, And time running out for the family of man”
Since the nuclear plant tragedy in Japan, what alternate power source would you prefer?
I've always thought solar and wind were the way to go. Those windmills are kind of sci fi-futuristic looking.

7. Shambala: “Everyone is helpful, everyone is kind, On the road to Shambala, Everyone is lucky, everyone is so kind, On the road to Shambala”
Where have you been where everyone is overly friendly?
Have you been inside a Coldwater Creek lately? It's fake, but mighty friendly in there. Also, any shoe store has a staff that will kiss your feet.

8. Eli’s Comin: “Well you better hide your heart, your loving heart
Eli's a-comin' and the cards say... a broken heart”
What good advice did you ignore and then later regret?
My mother tried to warn me about marrying my now ex husband...she was SO right.

9. One: “It's just no good anymore since she went away, Now I spend my time just making rhymes of yesterday”
Can you make up a rhyme?
Just in time.

10. Never Been To Spain: “Well I never been to heaven, But I been to Oklahoma Well they tell me I was born there, But I really don't remember”
What is your earliest memory as a child/baby?
Riding in the stroller. I loved riding in moving vehicles. I still enjoy car rides.

11. Mama Told Me Not To Come: “Just open the window brother, and let me catch my breath”
Where was the last really stinky place you were in?
My father's bedroom when we were going though his effects just after his death.

12. One Man Band: “Here I am, take my hand, I'm your man, Baby, let me be your one man band”
Do you play an instrument?
Trumpet, Djembe Drum, Tin Flute...and I sing really well alone in the car.

13. Liar: “You've taken my life, so take my soul, That's what you said and I believed it all I want to be with you as long, As you want me to, I won't move away Ain't that what you said?”
When was the last time you were lied to?
My sister said she would help with setting up for the funeral service. We had bins of memory table stuff...she brought food and never came ov er once to help with the memory tables. I had to do it alone. Bud tried to help, but this was not his responsibility.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Life on Hold

Just a note to let you know I'm still around, however have been more than busy getting the funeral arrangements done, playing Executrix of my father's estate, and cleaning out the junk in his house.
I compiled this slide show with faces of his life...kind of a tribute to a most unusual man.

I'll be back to normal soon, I hope. :-)


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Sunday Stealing MEME: 5000 QUESTIONS (HUH?)

Sunday Stealing: The 5000 Question Meme, Part Two
Cheers to all of us thieves!

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you?
Bud sat and listened to my 20th story of the funeral planning...

27. Do you have a lot to learn?
Doen't everyone?

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?
Play the drums. Manage and earn lots of money. Figure out my new SLR Digital camera without having to read that confusing manual.
29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?
How other people make me feel.

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?
I'm still learning.

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?
Own my own house. Publish my children's books. Finish scanning my fathers pictures for the funeral slide show.

32. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?
1. Be taken to a sporting event. 2. Work on any project with my siblings ever again. 3. Gain my old weight back.

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?
I like what Goodwill does. They have a free online training site that helps you learn office suite and get computer skills. They recycle clothes. They hire people no one else will and give them an opportunity to earn a living.

34. What does each decade make you think of:
1950's: School Guidance Films, long skirts and bad horror movies.
1960's: Great music, beach blanket bingo kids dancing, rebellion.
1970's: Art Rock, Disco, lip gloss, cool cars, hippies. Optimism.
1980's: Fun music, funky hairdoos, freedom, fun fashion (shoulder pads, heavy eye makeup), great teen movies. Traveling & living in Great Britain.
1990's: Grunge, a wedding, my mother's death.
2000's: Weight loss surgery, Divorce, Moving a lot.
2010's: Bud, family, discipline, love.

35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?
1970's. I was a disco queen and had the POWER...and the whole world was in front of me, and all my dreams could come true.

36. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?
No fairzees. Too many to cruelly pick one.

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?
When not spaced out...USA in North America. The media is the leader of the country.

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?
I was hoping we would have had our troops pulled out of the war by now, what happened to your plan?

38. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?
I hate Disney.

40. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?
I was a Girl Scout and had a lot of badges. I still have my sash with all but one badge on it...and have been searching for that badge (to buy it) so my sash is complete.

41. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?
You can get really sick on a boat, you can crash a plane. I hold my breath and climb aboard planes usually. I only take them for Euro vaykays.

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?
I'm still learning.

43. What does your name mean?
Kathryn Janeway of Star Trek, Collins for the Dark Shadows family, and Alexander for Alec Baldwin.

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?
Out space. I hate the water and I'm creeped out by fish. I hate the smell of seafood.

45. Word association
What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: Dead Air (DJ thing)

Meat: Your meat (PETA thing)

Different: Family (and how!)
Pink: Blusher

Deserve: I do!

White: Blechh. I hate white.

Elvis: Sexy

Magic: Wicca

Heart: Meds

Clash: London Calling

Pulp: Fiction

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?
My father. We have questions about his paperwork.

47. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?
The Queen. Can't wait for the wedding!

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?
"If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium" is my alltime faorite movie...but even that is too much every day. "Pillow Talk" is 2nd fav.

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?
A port-o-potty, Computer and charger, snacks to eat and bourbon or wine.

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved?
I helped my former husband when he was choking on food. I always think the docs in an operating room save your life anytime you wake up after surgery.

SATURDAY 9 MEME: A Long December

Saturday 9: A Long December

1. Looking back at it now, how were your holidays and your time on New Year's Eve?
Terrific! Being in love around the holidays makes it fun-ner.
 2. Do you have any unusual collections?
Make Up and Shoes...
 3. If you could train a machine to do one thing for you whenever you wanted, what would you have it do?
Reduce my waistline about 5 inches.
 4. What is one thing that makes you cry?
Being shouted at.
 5. What do you love to do on the weekend?
Chill out.
 6. Do you and your family get along?
At the moment we have to because of my father's will, I am executrix and I decide who gets what, so everyone is kissing my bottom right now.
Usually, we don't mimic the Waltons even close.
 7. Have you ever gotten kicked out somewhere? If yes, do tell.
In England, I had just taken several rolls of film helping a friend photograph her fashion line, so she took me out to dinner and then to a hotel bar for a drink. The barkeep asked us to leave. He thought we were prostitutes. In England they get away with crap like that. I've never gotten over it.
 8. Who do you normally turn to when you need to complain about something?
Poor Bud has been getting the brunt of my funeral planning stories.
 9. What is the last thing you ordered on-line?
Sexy Black Twiggy Boots with magenta soles. To die for!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

ROCK N ROLL FRIDAY meme: John Lennon

Bud Hosts: John Lennon
Hi! I'm Bud Weiser, sitting in for my girlfriend DJ Kathy A today. 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 John Lennon.

1. Gimme Some Truth “I'm sick and tired of hearing things
From uptight, shortsighted, narrow-minded hypocrites
All I want is the truth
Just gimme some truth"
What is one undeniable truth in your life?
Death and Taxes...

2. Instant Karma “Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear Why on Earth are you there
When you're everywhere Gonna get your share"
Why in the world do you think you are here?
To save the world, or at least entertain folks.

3. Out of the Blue “Out the blue you came to me
And blew away life's misery”
Has anyone ever came out of the blue for you?
A few of my friends contacted me on facebook.

4. Jealous Guy “I didn't mean to hurt you I'm sorry that I made you cry
Oh no, I didn't want to hurt you I'm just a jealous guy”
Tell us about a time when you were jealous.
I loved the styling makeovers they did on the AI contestants. I wish I had a make up artist make me over.

5. Mind Games “We're playing those mind games together
Pushing the barriers planting seeds Playing the mind guerrilla
Chanting the Mantra peace on earth”
When was the last time someone played mind games with you?
My siblings and I are going thru my fathers things and making plans for the funeral, which is turning into a 3 ring circus. There are mind games all around right now...

6. Imagine “Imagine no possessions I wonder if you can, No need for greed or hunger a brotherhood of man, Imagine all the people Sharing for the world”
What's your favorite possession?

7. Working Class Hero “They hurt you at home and they hit you at school They hate you if you're clever and they despise a fool
Till you're so crazy you can't follow their rules A working class hero is something to be A working class hero is something to be”
How did you get along in high school?
I was sort of popular in my Junior and Senior years, but only with a certain crowd of band kids and glee people.

8. I'm Stepping Out “Gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta get out
I'm stepping out, babe Just a while Ain't been out for days”
When was the last time you went out on the town? What did you do?
Re-created my first meeting with Bud at Max's for a nice dinner and then sitting at the same outdoor table (brrr!) we talked at when we met. I wore my new red shoes. :-)

9. Steel and Glass “Well, your mouthpiece squawks as he spreads your lies But you can't pull strings if your hands are tied, hey, hey”
Who was the last person who spread lies about you?
Ironically, it was my father...I was going thru his notes and found an open letter to one of his elderly friends that he never sent and he white-lied about his children in it. I was startled.

10. God “God is a concept By which we measure Our pain”
How do you conceive “god”?
Immaculate conception?

11. I'm Losing You “Here in some stranger's room,
Late in the afternoon, What am I doing here at all?”
Have you ever cheated on a lover or been cheated on?
No, I tend to leave them first, then find another partner.

12. Whatever Gets You Through the Night “Whatever gets you through your life 'salright, 'salright Do it wrong or do it right 'salright, 'salright
Don't need a watch to waste your time oh no, oh no”
What gets you through the night?
Lately, Xanax. I never take drugs, but the funeral planning and handling the contents of an 89 year old house keeps me wide awake.

13. Give Peace a Chance “Everybody's talkin' 'bout ministers, sinisters
Banisters and canisters, bishops and fishops Rabbis and pop eyes, bye bye, bye byes”
What's everyone talking about where you live?
The tragedy of Japan and frustration with dealing with a snowstorm even on March 24th.

Monday, March 14, 2011

My Father's Passing...

I got the news today that they found my father. He apparently died in his sleep this weekend. He would have been 90 years old on March 28th.

It is a bit of an emotional roller coaster for me right now, so I'm taking a short break from memes and posting. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers.  DJ Kathy A

Saturday, March 12, 2011

SUNDAY STEALING meme: Burnt Toast Meme Pt 2

Sunday Stealing: The Burnt Toast Meme, Part Two
17. Who would you like to show up at your door to say they love you?
If I don't say BUD here, I'm royally screwed.

18. Last furry thing you touched?
Some man part.

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days?
None, unless we are counting alcohol...

20. Do you miss film or does digital work for you?
I miss the quality and control film used to give me with the proper camera equipment. I love digital manipulation and cropping photos.

21. Favorite age you have been so far?
19...when the drinking age was 18 and the whole world was ahead of me...and at my feet.

22. Your worst enemy?

23. What is your current desktop picture? MS background option.

24. What was the last thing you said that was funny?
Probably something to Bud about someone...not worthy of repeating.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly what would it be?
Oh crappe. I hate this kind of question. I need the cash right this a "teach a man to fish" lesson? Okay, so I'll exploit my flying capability and sell tickets for people to come interview and watch me.
That will make me the million huh...

26. Who can't you say “no” to?

27. The last song you bought or downloaded?
Bruno Mars ..."Grenade". It's currently over-playiong in my car for my ride into work.

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

29. What’s your favorite number? Why?
7. Always have loved it. Nice balanced number for a party or 3 together for a jackpot. ;-)

30. Where did you live in 1987?
London, England.

31. Are you jealous of anyone?
Right now, thinner people.

32. Is anyone jealous of you?

33. It's been almost a decade. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
I was an eBay dealer full time and was just coming down the stairs to find my then husband, John watching it on TV. I actually thought it was a "reality" movie starring Bruce Willis and was shocked to find it was real. I then saw the 2nd plane crash (live) and watched all day. The skies were eerily quiet from the air ban.


Saturday 9: St. Patrick's Day

1. St. Patrick's Day is March 17th (Thursday). Do you celebrate and wear green? Drink Green Beer? Ignore it?
I always wear green or green and orange on St Patty's Day. I ignore the fact that it is a celebration of a saint who drove the witches and pagan religeons out of just pisses me off. I do not go out at night on St Pats' tho, as I worry about drunk drivers...but mostly because I've gotten into lots of trouble myself on this date in previous years.

2. If a leprechaun told you that you could have any amount of money from his pot of gold but it had to be a specified amount for a specified item, how much would you ask for and what would it be for?
$450,000 for a house that included 20 years of tax payments and insurance premiums. I'd be a happy girl.

3. One of the symbols of St. Patrick's Day is the leprechaun. Name a celebrity that you think would look good as a leprechaun. Name a celebrity that would look ridiculous as a leprechaun. Is there any one celebrity that would make a really scary leprechaun?
Will Ferrell made a great I think a Leprechaun is in order. The rest of this question is silly. 

4. For a prize of $1,000,000,000 you are challenged to make yourself a costume for a St. Patricks Day party. The ONLY rules are that you aren't allow to use clothing and it has to be green. Using anything other than clothing, describe your costume to us using ANYTHING else in the house.
Another silly question. I could dye my Wheatena cereal green and plaster it on, let it dry so it will stay put. Bud believes Wheatena is the material they built the pyramids with. I would then cash in the balance of the money for some fun.

5. What day of the week is your busiest? Tell us about your schedule.
Probably Monday. Weekends are laundry, housework, alcohol and Bud dates, tho not in that order.

6. No matter what's going on in your life, what always makes you smile?

7. Of all the clothes you own, what do you feel most comfortable wearing, and why?
My nightgowns. No pressure lines...

8. On what television show—either past or present—would you like to make a guest appearance, and what role would you play? one of Kiefer's love intersts that turns into a terrorist.

9. What else is on your mind? Go ahead and rant.
Will people just shut the F%# up about Charlie Sheen? I'm sick of hearing about him.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Rock n Roll Fridays MEME: TALKING HEADS

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 Talking Heads.

1. Psycho Killer “I can’t seem to face up to the facts, I’m tense and nervous and I can’t relax. I can’t sleep cuz my bed’s on fire. Don’t touch me I’m a real live wire…”
What has kept you from a restful night’s sleep recently?
Hot flashes, foot cramps and someone's snoring...

2. Life During Wartime “This ain’t no party, this ain’t no disco…this ain’t no foolin around. No time for dancing or lovey dovey. I ain’t got time for that now…”
Where was the last nightclub or disco you went to?
OMG, a singles dance at Sheraton near Boston...I shook the rug and met some interesting men...however I drove home, alone, and happy.

3. Take Me To The River “Take me to the river. Dip me in the ocean. Take me to the river washing me down…”
When was the last time you took a dip in the water?
I don't swim and hate the beach, but I did take a romp in the pool with Mr Weiser this past was involved in the mayhem.

4. Found A Job “Their show gets high ratings, they think they have a hit. There might be a spin off, but they’re not sure ‘bout that”
What is your favorite TV spin off show of all time?
Bob Newhart Show, Jeffersons, Night Gallery.

5. Once In A Lifetime “And you may ask yourself How do I work this? And you may ask yourself Where is that large automobile? And you may tell yourself This is not my beautiful house! And you may tell yourself This is not my beautiful wife!”
Are you happy with your choices of car, house and spouse/no spouse?
Hate the car, hate the house, love the S/O...

6. This Must Be The Place “Out of all those kinds of people, you got a face with a view. I’m just an animal looking for a home, share the same space for a minute or two…”
Who has a face with a view?
Some of the American Idol contestants have wonderful faces, well made up...

7. Girlfriend Is Better “I got a girlfriend that’s better than this, and you don’t remember at all. As we get older and stop making sense, You won’t find her waiting long…”
What is the shortest date or relationship you have ever had?
I did a drive-by on a blind date. When we were about to meet, I called his cellphone when driving by a group of people walking towards the restaurant. When I saw who answered their phone, I kept driving... all the way home. My bad...

8. Swamp “Everyone wants to explode. And when your hands get dirty, nobody knows you at all. Don’t have a window to slip out of . Lights on, nobody home”
Where was the last homeless person you saw and what was he/she doing?
Yesterday's was sitting at the intersection in a wheelchair with a missing leg and a sign. I gave him $2. Today's was going thru the trash at my Dunkee and I saw him drink out of a discarded cup of coffee.

9. Road To Nowhere “We’re on the road to paradise. Here we go. We’re on a road to nowhere, come on inside. Takin that ride to nowhere, we’ll take that ride”
When was the last time you took a day trip or a road trip?
Last weekend, Bud and I went up to the Berkshires for a sample of maple syrup sugaring season. We ate a pancake breakfast in a farm barn next to the sugar shack where they make syrup from trees tapped in late Feb-April. There is only about a 6 week window.

10. And She Was "The world was movin and she was right there with it and she was”
Are you keeping up with the world? What piece of modern technology do you still need to own/use?
Embarrassed to say I have a cellphone that only gets phone calls. I'd like to get a Droid...

11. Wild Wild Life "Sleepin on the interstate oh oh oh…getting wild wild life. Checkin in and checkin out oh oh oh, I got a wild wild life”
When was the last time you stayed at a motel/hotel and what town were you in?
Bud and I stayed in a luxury suite at the 1896 House in Williamstown. I used to be an innkeeper there.

12. Nothing But Flowers “Once there were parking lots, now it’s a peaceful oasis, you got it you got it. Once it was a pizza Hut, now it’s all covered with daisies. I miss the honky tonks, Dairy Queens and 7-11 s…”
What would you miss if nature grew back over malls and concrete?

13. Building On Fire “When my love stands next to your love, I can’t define love, when it’s not love…”
Define love.
Putting someone else's happiness over your own. Thinking of someone all day and wanting to make them smile when you see them again. Rainbows, Lollipops....yadda yadda yadda...