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. :-)