Sunday, September 30, 2012

SUNDAY STEALING Meme: The End Is Near...

Sunday Stealing: The End is Near Meme, Part Two

Can't think of one, but there were some doozies in my past...
I like Brunettes and Baldies...


Popcorn girl at a movie theater.

Getting airbrush makeup applied by the lady who will be doing it for the wedding.

Nip n Tuck tummy and batwings.

It's one of Bud's last...

My sense of humor.

Become a criminal.

I NEVER wanted kids. Got 4 grown ones through Bud and 3 grandchildren. Best way to do it.

Something like that but not actual stars...

When I take the time to make it neat I do.



Hateful looks do

Retreat or take a drive to the country.

My job.

Yes. A sap for salesmen. I believe people are good until they prove themselves bad.

Absolutely not. (sarcastically)

I don't know what that is. Is sex invoved?

SATURDAY 9 Meme: Nobody Knows you...

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

1. When did you last feel down and out?
When I got my car tax bill in July. I didn't have the spare cash. Held a yard sale to raise money to pay it. It was an awful feeling not having the cash to just do whatever I want.

2. What do you do to feel sexy?
Sexy is all in the mind, but a good man and good tunes help...

3. Do you think people think you are normal?
No and I'm kinda proud of that.

4. What have you always wanted to do?
Rock star drummer...

5. What do you appreciate the most about your life at this time?
Bud, my job, my health, our beautiful house...

6. If you could be somewhere else, where would you be and why?
England, but just for 2 weeks.

7. Have you ever made a fool of yourself? If yes, spill.

8. How often do you feel guilty?
It depends on what I've done or not done...
9. Give us an example of what you’ve done when feeling low self-esteem.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

SUNDAY STEALING Meme: Sparkling Beach pt 1

Sunday Stealing: The Sparkling Beach Meme, Part 1

1. Ever been given or received an engagement ring?
Yep, this past December. I also got one when I was 18...a "pre-engagement" ring...remember those?! lol

2. Longest relationship?
With my baby blanket. Still going strong...

3. Last gift you received?
Bud got me a bottle of Grand Marnier...but I think he had ulterior motives with that...

4. Ever dropped a mobile phone?
A few times in the car. Never had to replace one for that tho.

5. When's the last time you worked out?
Yesterday in a mad dash to clean the house because I thought Budd's son was going to show up with less than 2 hour's notice. He had never seen the house before.

6. Thing(s) you spend a lot of money on?
The Wedding is taking all my spare change and most of my payhecks...the rest goes to the house mortgage.

7. Last food you ate?
Coffee and a piece of toast with strawberry jam on it.
8. First thing you notice about the opposite sex?

9. One favorite song?
Only one??!! Presently I like Take Care by Rihanna and Drake. It's about a year old now, but I love it in the car.

10. Where do you live?
In a wonderful house Bud and i bought together.

11. High school attended:
I hated my HS

12. Cell phone provider:

13. Favorite shop:
I'm with Bud on Amazon. Real walking thru stores, tho, I like Pier 1 and Kohls for sales.

14. Longest job:
15. Do you own a smart phone? Why?
My phone makes and takes calls and text messages. That's smart enough for me...

16. Do you prank call people?
Not in 4 decades...

17. Last wedding you attended?
Bud's niece Tara...a big doo in Boston.

18. First friend you'd call if you won the lottery:

19. Last time you saw your best friend(s)
Is this a high school question? It's been 3 1/2 decades since I hung out with my best friends...

20. Favorite fast food Restaurant:
McDonalds for Fries, Burger King for Whopper Jr, Dunkin Donuts for Coffee, Wendy's in summer for their Berry Almond Chicken Salad, and Taco Bell for their Mystery Meat Crunchy Tacos...

Saturday, September 22, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME: Papa Was a Rolling Stone...

Saturday 9: Papa Was a Rolling Stone

1. What’s the best memory that you have of your dad, while growing up?
When I was little, he used to love putting dimes (!) into those little single rides that were in front of Bradlees and watch me laugh while I rode the horsey or rocked on the mini helicopter. I also remember my mother giving him $5 out of the "budget envelope" to buy a christmas tree with me and he always got an $8 or $10 one because I wanted a taller tree. He would tell me it was "our secret" and not to tell my mother he'd "cheated" on the cost. I also remember him taking me up in our small plane and "stalling the engine" at 2000 feet glide...

2. How boring do you think your life is?
Life is what you make it...mine won't ever be boring.

3. Can you do any accents? If not, do you know someone who is good at it?
I'm really good with a "Valley Girl" accent. I lived in Los Angeles during the height of popularity for them. I also have a great "English" accent that is from when i lived in London years ago. I love to do a Manhattan twang too...

4. What technology did you at first fear that you now could not live without?
The GPS.

5. Do you, or have you ever, thought you have a book in you?
I've written some children's books and read a few to Bud. He liked one but thought the other two sucked.

6. How does the weather effect where you live?

7. Are you more interested in you favorite artist’s next work, or the TMZ side of it all?
I go for the song or the movie. I was vaguely interested in the Kristen-Rob Pattinson scandal, but nothing interests me in the Enquirer range.

8. Have you ever felt “battled-scarred” by a relationship or relationships in general? If yes, do tell.
It was a challenge growing up with a positive outlook in the family I had...especially my parents.

9. Do you tend to root for the bad guy?
I felt bad for King Kong.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

SUNDAY STEALING Meme: 88 Questions final...

Sunday Stealing: The 88 Meme: The Last Part Thankfully

69. Song you're thinking of right now?
The theme to FOUR WEDDINGS on TLC...

70. Want someone back in your life?
My parents. : (

71. Will tomorrow be better than today?
If my back feels better it will. Otherwise, who likes Mondays???

72. What's the color of the underwear you are wearing?

73. Who was the first best friend that you ever had?
Joey Flynn and Carrie Stewart (tie) when I was little the 3 of us hung out all the time.

74. How do you react when someone disappoints you?
Depends how they dissappointed me...

75. Is there anyone who understands your sexuality?
My what????

76. Are you a naturally happy person? Or is your happiness forced?
I try to be optimistic and happy.

77. Is there anyone you wish would fall in love with you?
I got him to...

78. What do you wear when you sleep?
I wear nightgowns for Bud, jammies for me, full day clothes when too drunk to change...

79. Are you obsessed with something right now?
I am the wedding planner and doing a lot of manual labor right now to fixx up the house for the reception.

80. The first person you loved is?
My Mommy and Daddy (tie)

81. Something terrible happened with you?
Well, not terrible but bad...spent yesterday painting all the deck rails and today my back is killing me.

82. You are locked up with your celebrity crush for days, what happens?
Great conversations about our perspective spouse's.

83. If you could wish something, what would it be?
Good health, happiness and the means to live comfortably for Bud and I.

84. Ever try to force someone to do something?
You mean like draggin Bud through the Big E fair?

85. When you are alone, what do you think about?
Bud and the that order.

86. How was your first sex?

87. What's your favorite music genre?
Rock, Alternative and Hiphop

88. Are you happy I only wrote 88 questions?
You live for this crappe you don't fool me.

SATURDAY 9 Meme: Life Is A Lemon

Saturday 9: Life is a Lemon And I Want My Money Back

1. When was the last time that you asked for your money back?
I bought a faulty flameless candle at Xmas Tree Shop...they didn't have another of the same color. I live on the edge...

2. What was the last thing that you did to help someone?
I gave a friend at work a ride to the hospital to see her mother.

3. At what point of your life do you think you started to understand who you are?
I keep thinking about who I WAS...

4. Are there times when you thought you had taken a fall, only to discover more about yourself?

5. What was the last thing you did where you could not believe in what you were doing?
Painting the deck yesterday and seeing the backyard, knowing it was mine as a co-homeowner. : )

6. Do you think that you must struggle to become strong?
YES...and I have had many struggles...

7. Do you feel that your dreams have meaning or are entirely random?
Yes,'s how you process the information in your head...I dreamed about snakes the other night...we have had a few tiny garters in the garage lately.

8. What was the last promise you broke?
I told my boss that an error I made would never be was repeated...i was rushing and typo'ed the wrong amount in the invoice.

9. Do you collect anything?
Right now? Aches and pains....

Sunday, September 9, 2012

SUNDAY STEALING Meme: 88 Meme Part 3

Sunday Stealing: The 88 Meme, Part Three

46. What are your LEGAL initials?
This year, month--- KAF...

47. Who's the first B in your contacts?
Bob my brother

48. When was the last time you laughed really hard?
With Bud

49. Your number 1 top friend walks out of your life, do you go after them?
I'm not in high school any top number 1 friend...

50. Explain your last awkward moment?
I was pruning branches off my parent's house trees to use at the wedding, but I don't own the property. I was nervous at being caught in the was trespassing.

51. Are you afraid of the dark?
Yep...ghosts, bugs...tripping over things...I need a nite-lite.

52. Do you have good vision?
No, but I have pretty eyes.

53. Have you ever tripped someone?
Not on purpose, but yes.

54. Have you ever slapped someone?
Yes, and on purpose.

55. Are you Irish?
Part...isn't everyone? My mother's family comes from a small town near Cork called Skibereen. I visited there in 1986 and found some living relatives, but they were quite backward and catholic. They thought i wanted to steal the family land.

56. Do you use chap stick?
I used to in high school. Never could stand the texture of it.

57. Do you have any scars?
hip to hip surgical and also laproscopic cuts scars. I fell on the edge of the TV as a kid and my left eyebrow has a scar. I use makeup and hairstyles to cover it.

58. Is there someone you will never forgive?
Well, that's a strong negative perspective, but I am stilled pissed off at my niece Michelle and probably won't ever be part of her life again.

59. Are you dating the person you last held hands with?
I hope engaged dating?

60. Name the last person to text you?
I got a spam ad from a religious place asking me to watch a video...never got that kind of text message before. I am thinking it is from one of the make up artists I turned down for the wedding, getting me back.

61. Would you marry someone 8 years older than you?

62. Can you go in public looking like you do?
Just did to get the newspaper...however, it was only a quick trip to the box and no one was outside to catch the view. I believe you should always look nice when you leave your house, but that's my southern father's brainwashing.

63. Have you ever kissed someone whose name started with a A?
I think so...I don't know the names of everyone I kissed. It was the 70s man.

64. What side of the bed do you sleep on?
Passive side, so the big strong man can protect me from intruders.

65. What's the first thing you'll do on your wedding day?
Hopefully wake up with a smile because it will be sunny perfect weather...

66. Do you fall for people easily?
No, but I trust people too easily.

67. Has anyone put their arms around you in the past 5 days?
Yep...and more.

68. Do you miss the way things used to be?
Yep...and more.

Saturday 9 Meme: Do You Wanna Dance

Saturday 9: Do You Want to Dance

1. When was the last time that you danced in public?
At Bud's niece's wedding in May.

2. Tell us about one of your closest friends.
My Sock Monkey named Sok is residing with my ex-husband who got full custody after the divorce. I miss Sok...

3. What is the most that you have ever lost?
Both parents...

4. What was the last thing that you have done to help a neighbor?
I took photos at our neighbor's sons rehearsal dinner and gave them the CD of pics next morning. They left the bridal bouquet on our porch after the wedding.

5. It’s election season. What do you think the priorities of the United States really should be?
Creating jobs and keeping them in THIS country.

6. What was the last severe weather situation that you and your neighbors endured?
You mean like the snowstorm last October that had power out for over 2 weeks?

7. Have you been or are you a vegetarian? Thoughts?
I was a vegetarian for 3 years while I lived in England, though I did eat the fish n chips. I found their meat and chicken and pork tasted too strong and smelled icky. I enjoyed cauliflower cheese, steamed veggies n rice and french fries ("chips") to be favorites. i am no longer a vegetarian, but I won't eat lamb (strong taste) or veal(animal torture) or any seafood that has a head or shell.

8. If you had a wish for your future, what would it be?
For Bud and I to live long happy and healthy lives.

9. Who just doesn’t get it?
Politicians in general do not have a grasp on the average daily worries and finances of regular people.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The 88 Meme, Part Two

23. Why do you think so many people cheat?
People cheat?

24. Tell me what's on your mind?
Will I get the deck painted this weekend?

25. What are you looking forward to in the next three months?
The wedding and the honey moon...

26. Have you ever worn the opposite sex's clothing?

25. When did you last talk to your BFF?
This morning...

28. When is your next road trip?
Maybe next a fair or to the Berkshires...

29. Do you have someone of the opposite sex you can tell anything to?

30. How's your heart?

31. Have you ever felt like you weren't important?

32. Do you think somebody's secretly in love with you?

33. What are you planning on doing after this?
White-washing the garage walls and adding glitter...

34. Last time you yelled at someone?
Road raging in Springfield last week.

35. Have you told anybody you loved them today?

36. Who do you not get along with?
Family member in PA...

37. What does your most recent text say?
Something about ordering wedding stuff on Amazon...

38. What are you wearing right now?
Jeans and an old blue plaid shirt

39. You're locked in a room with the person you last kissed in high school, how is it?

40. When's the last time you had a grilled cheese?
If it counts, at Dunkin Donuts a coupla weeks ago.

41. What's your favorite boy and girl name?

42. How did you feel when you woke up?
Tired and happy.

43. Do you wish someone would call or text you right now?

44. Do you think Clint Eastwood would have been better talking to a table?
I think he's playing for the wrong team. He should just shut up.

45. What were you doing yesterday at midnight?

Saturday, September 1, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME: Always last to know

Saturday 9: Always The Last to Know

1. When was the most recent time that you felt that you were the last to know something important?
It was work-related...bill paying options the boss forgot to let me (the bookkeeper) know and we paid something short...
2. Have you ever had a good thing in your life that never ended?
Living it now...

3. Do you have any nasty habits?
I have a runny nose and drop kleenex on the floor until I'm ready to put it in the drives the man of the house crazy.

4. What is something that you still do that you thought you' outgrow?
A night light...

5. Have you lost any of your dreams as time went by?
The Rock Star Drummer dream has gone amiss...

6. As you've grown older, what ways are you still act and think the way you did as when you were younger?
I still think like a 25 year old.

7. Is there a person in your life who still treats you as the same person your were when younger? Do you like it?
My sister once told me she thought I'd have outgrown something by now...she thinks of me as her clueless baby sister.

8. Have you let yourself go wild in any aspect of your life?
9. How do (or did) you parents feel about what you do for a living?
Which job? lol  Actually they BOTH hated when I was in the did I for that matter.

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The 88 Meme

1. What type questions do you hate on a meme?
This kind...

2. If you married the last person you texted, what would your last name be?

3. Were you happy when you woke up today?

4. When were you on the phone last? And with who? before yesterday...
5. Who are you excited for?
Myself...getting married in less than 2 months...

7. Honestly, who was the last person to tell you they love you?
Bud last night.

8. What's the last thing you put in your mouth?

9. Have a best friend?

10. Were you ever or are you scared to fall in love?
11. Do you think teenagers can be in love?

12. Last person you wanted to punch in the face?
Driver texting on the road the other day.

13. What time is it right this second?
8:53am Sunday.
14. What do you want right now?
To be 20 lbs lighter.

15. Who was the last person you took a picture with?
Family group shot at a restaurant, but the camera mis-fired (Bud was the photographer).
16. Are you single/taken/heartbroken/or confused?

17. When was the last time you cried?
I had a Bridezilla meltdown a few weeks ago thinking nothing could be done in time...

18. Do you have a good relationship with your parents?
My parents are deceased.

19. Do you find it hard to trust others?

20. How fast does your mind change?
Depends on the hormone balance.

21. I bet you miss somebody right now. Who is it?
My parents...

22. Can you honestly say you're okay right now?

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Sunday Stealing: Our Players' Meme

1. You have been awarded the time off from work and an all-expenses paid week anywhere in the United States. The catch is that it must be somewhere you have not been before. Where do you choose to visit?
The Universal Theme Park in FL to go on the "Back To The Future ride OR to Kansas to visit my Aunt n Uncle.
2. Name three of your guilty pleasures.
Sugary Food, Salty Food, Bridal TV Shows...

3. The best kind of Girl Scout Cookie is:
Thin Mint

4. What do you value most in other people?
Kindness and humor

5. Be honest. Do you sneak some raw cookie dough when you’re baking cookies?
No...because raw dough has raw egg in it usually...I know too much. Used to love it as a kid tho.

6. Have you ever looked back at your life and realized that something you thought was a bad thing was actually a blessing in disguise?!

7. What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever visited?
My Berkshires tied with Seeing the green fields of Ireland and the view from the train in Switzerland climbing the mountain tracks.

8. Are you more of a thinker or a feeler?
Definitely a thinker...

9. Name three things you are thankful for right now.
Bud, Job, Health

10. Have you ever participated in a three-legged race?
As a gawky awkward kid. Not very good at it.

11. When you are at an event that plays the National Anthem, do you place your hand over your heart?

Second meme:

12. What kind of work do you do?
Bookkkeeper for a large online and retail store company.

13. During the course of your lifetime, which job or career has been your favorite or most fulfilling?
Head Photographer and Manager at a Photo Glamour Studio-Lab

14. Do you think it’s necessary in your life to have a day-to-day “career” that is meaningful and service-oriented or do you function better in “just a job” with a steady paycheck?
I'm not a good person to comment on jobs...

15. Was there ever a time in your life when you wanted to stay home with your children instead of working, even if it meant less money in the household?
I still would prefer to stay home and work on my kids though.

16. Tell us your worst boss story.
Fairly recently at a high end matchmaking company. I was training to be the office manager and she was the freak who owned the company. She had no trust or social grace and her company was in trouble and she took it out on her employees. Ties with the Serv-Pro manager who verbally abused all her employees....I don't miss that person at all.

17. Have your ever been the boss?
Yes, but I was not good at it. I wanted everyone to like me so I had trouble with disciplining bad employees and took it hard when employees talked badly about me behind my back.

18. What is your dream occupation?
Photographer...but not on the weekend OR a Rock Band Drummer.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME: My Generation

Saturday 9: My Generation
1. What do you think is the most unique thing about your generation?
We are easy breezy and laid back...survived the 60s and 70s as kids and teens...disco and hard rock and punk rock music. A nice blend of hi-tech and nature lovers.

2. Do you speak out as often as you should?

3. How often are you tough and unreasonable?
When I KNOW I am right and want things to go my way....not as often as I would like.

4. Do you believe that sometimes you learn more from a failure than a success?
I am a longtime crafter and making stuff with different mediums taught me a lot from mistakes.

5. Do you feel that you always have to win?
I am not competitive.

6. Do you think tradition matters?
Some of them are charming.

7. Do you tend to root for the underdog?
Depends on what the underdog is doing...

8. Have you ever felt that you want to exceed your parents’ successes?
We had different goals, so I focus on exceeding my own successes...

9. Of all the cartoon characters that you know of, which is most like you?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Sunday Stealing: The Authentic Meme

1. How long have you been blogging?
Since I met Bud...about 2010.

2. Did you go to college?
Yes, but did not graduate...took a lot of courses.

3. Where have you traveled?
All over Europe, Canada, Mexico and the USA...

4. Which celebrity do you get mistaken for?
Some Swedish actress from the 1960s...

5. What are your three biggest pet peeves?
Bad Service. Crying Babies. Loud Gum Chewing-snapping

6. What is your favorite movie?
If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium

7. What is your drink of choice; wine, beer, or liquor. Or Water, Soda, Tea?
What time of day is it? In the AM, coffee. Afternoon soda. Evening liquor...

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time?
I relax now by watching wedding shows on TV and facebook browsing.

9. What is your biggest phobia?

10. Share with us an embarrassing moment of your past?

11. What day would you love to relive again? Why?
At the Foxy Lady contest....just to step back into the 70s again and get another look at my future husband...
12. If your life was turned into a movie… what actor would your best friend think should play you?
Alisha Silverstone if it was to be my younger self.

13. What are the jobs you had in high school/college/the early years?
Popcorn girl at a movie theater, Bonanza salad bar girl, secretary in a real estate office...and...the Army...

14. Show us a picture from high school or college.

15. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go?
Egypt or Paris.

16. Where do you see your life 6 and 1/2 years from now?
Happily married for 6 1/4 years....

17. If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be and why?
Forever 25...

18. What 5 songs are included on the soundtrack to your life? (You can pick "Middle School", "High School", "College", "Post College" or any format you like.)

19. Romney picked Paul Ryan to run as his veep. Any thoughts?

20. Your chance: Pick a meme you've done for us to steal. Bud and Judd will visit EVERY post today. Feel free to say, "Bugger off", or anything like that.
Bugger off.

SATURDAY 9 MEME: If Loving You Is Wrong...

Saturday 9: If Loving You Is Wrong (I Don't Want to Be Right)

1. Has you ever done something that you knew was wrong, but because of love or lust, did it anyway?
Has I? ...ummm...yes I has...

2. Do you take longer to dress for a special event?
Not really, but I will for the wedding...

3. Do you consider yourself a good driver?
I am an excellent driver....

4. If you won Powerball, what would be the first thing you spent it on?
Like all my spare would be absorbed by the wedding.

5. How much of the Olympics have you watched? Why?
Opening and closing ceremonies is all I can stand...

6. Have you ever changed your appearance because of a random happenstance?
Just a clothes change if I have to paint a room.

7. Do you consider yourself attractive?
I strive to be. It is harder as an older woman...

8. If you started your own religion, what would it be like?
Life as a "Kathy-ic" would be full of laughter, music, crafts and photography, with day trips to the country and sweets to bake.

9. Have you ever given up too easily in the game of love?
Only on dating...really tiresome when something supposed to be fun turns into a part time job.

Sunday, August 5, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The Useless Questions Meme

· Have you ever written a song?
I wrote a small tune in middle school music class, but "My Teddy Bear" was not a hit, lol. I re-wrote the lyrics to "88 Lines About 44 Women", using lines about men....but that cannot be shared in a family blog.

· Have you ever been in the opposite sex's public toilet?
Several times, but not for pee. Ever been in a long line at a club only to see the Men's room is open and empty? Of course, it was disgusting and dirty, but when ya gotta go, ya lower your standards...

· Are you superstitious?
Not really, but I grew up with a mother who if she forgot something in the house when we were already in the car, she  would sit and count to 10 before returning with the forgotten item....also...if I spill salt, I do throw a handful over my left shoulder...the only superstition I actually follow. Bud and I are doing the "no seeing the bride in her dress before the wedding" superstition practice...I have no idea why, but it's kind of charming.

· What's the most daring thing you've done?
I moved to England , got a job, an apartment and a boyfriend within a month...

· Did you have a baby blanket? Do you still sleep with it?
Yep, and ...yep...

· Have you ever tried to cut your own hair? If yes, how’d it work out?
I do my bangs and sometimes the ends. I am not known for great hair. lol

· Have you ever sleepwalked?
Only after alcohol...I have no idea what happens between drunk and bed...

· If you could be any age, what age would you be?
I am 25 body is 54.

· What is your dream car?
I'm driving it. : ) A 2012 Ford Focus in "Frosted Glass"...a light seafoam color. I used to love corvettes...
. What is your favorite cartoon of all time?
I like the special edition Merrie Melodies where they featured the Singing Frog or Markanthony (the Bulldog with the little kitten), or industrial stories, life in the future, movie star parodies, etc. And...Bullwinkle....And...Family Guy.

· If you were in a car sinking in a lake, what would you do first?
Roll down the window and get my arse outta there.

· Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
Is "ridden" a word? Yes, both as a patient and as a frined of seizure patient. I asked the driver to slow down because my friend was not dying, and the driver scolded me saying they needed to drop him at the hospital quickly so to be available for the next patient...

· How many foreign countries have you visited?
Canada, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Mexico, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Belgium...more to come...

· If you fell into quicksand, would you try to swim or try to float?
Call for help as my life flashed before me...

· Do you talk in your sleep?
Once in a great while...I've been told I snore....yipes...

· Have you ever slipped in the bathtub?
Yep, but never hurt myself badly.

· If you could invite any movie star to your home for dinner, who would it be?
Now that I am not single, the choice would be different...probably Donald Sutherland for the interesting conversation.

' Have you ever re-gifted?
Yep, candles for a work gift exchange years ago...

· If you could attend an Olympic Event, what would it be?
Winter Olympics: Skating  Summer Olympics: Opening or Closing Ceremonies

· If you could participate in an Olympic Event, what would it be?
I've always thought skating was fun, but I was not Olympic status there...actually pretty good at tennis as a teen, so I'd do the tennis singles. 

· If you won a $5,000 shopping spree to any store, which store would you pick? count?

: What do you think is your best feature?
My mind.

· If you were to win an Oscar, what kind of movie would it be for?

· Which of the five senses is most important to you?

: Would you be a more successful painter or singer?

· How many years will/did you end up going to college?
Hmmm...I took about 2 years worth of courses...did not graduate. : (

· Have you ever had surgery?
3 majors...1 minor...fine now thanks. : )

· What do you like to collect?
Recipes, Songs, Photos

· How many collectibles do you have?
I used to collect those S'More little figures...I still have a couple...I had a rooster and chicken collection in my kitchen at one point in my life, but I am trying to simplify...don't miss all that stuff at all.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME: Everybody Knows...

Saturday 9: Meme 250 - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

1. Do you ever feel like you are nowhere?
Only when I look at the scale.

2. Do you keep your cool no matter what is going on around you?
Yep, but I have a post trauma meltdown well after the event if it's really bad.

3. Do you feel that career should be more important than your love life?
In what sense? Priority is love...working is bill-paying...there has to be a compromise.

4. In what way do you feel that you are unique?
I am creative and giving, and a little crazy.

5. Do you feel that there is a part of you that you need to hide from most people?
Physically, the scale tells me a tummy and batwings...emotionally, my road rage temper when someone chews gum or talks loudly on their cell in line at the grocery store, or when some baby cries around me anywhere, or when people talk in movie theaters....

6. Have you ever held on to a relationship even though you truly knew it was already over?
My first husband scored an additional 5 years after it was "over"...

7. Would you say that you are a winner in this game of life?
As the song says..."You get what you give..."

8. Can you tell us about a time when you were broke and yet still happy?
Like now?!

9. Do you think staying celibate between relationships important?
Ummm...define "between relationships"...and there is nothing wrong with celibacy.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

SUNDAY STEALING Meme: Too Tired to Think!

The Too Tired to Think Meme, Part 2

26. What type of errands do you like running?
Picking up and dropping off using the car. Shopping errands. Running to the bank for work deposits...nice break from the desk.

27. Have you ever eaten snow?
Oh yes...and even as an adult.

28. What color are your bedsheets?
Right now we have the paisley blues on. We have more than one set.

29. What’s your favorite flower?
Dahlias and Batchelor Buttons
30. Do you do ballet?
I took lessons when I was a child. It helped shape my love of dance.

31. Do you listen to classical music?
Yes, lighter stuff. The Canon, etc... I especially enjoy boy choirs singing ancient songs with orchestras around christmastime.

32. What is the first TV Theme song that pops in your head?
The Andy Griffiths Show

33. Do you watch Sponge Bob?
A couple years ago, I spent a week with Buds young grandchildren and we watched hours of Spongebob every my fill...

34. What temperature is it outside right now?
Too friggin hot...

35. Do people consider you smart?

36. How many piercing do you have?

37. Are you signed on [to] AIM?
What decade is this?

38. Have you ever tried gluing your fingers together?
Not on purpose, but it has happened...most recently yesterday with eyelash glue...

39. How do you feel about your family?
What family?

40. Do you have an iPod?
Bud is using it right now until I get my office set up and music uploaded.

41. What time do you go to bed?
Varies with the workday and the alcohol.

42. What CD is currently in your CD player?
What decade is this?

43. What movie do you know every line to?
Pillow Talk and If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium

44. What is your favorite salad dressing?
A nice homemade italian or ranch

45. What do you want for Christmas this year?
It's Yule...and I'd love the boxed set of Dark Shadows' Entire Series with interviews and special features...comes in a mini-coffin...wicked the cast is having a meet n greet luncheon at Lyndehurst Manor in Tarryton NY where they shot a lot of exterior shots for the original show. I was all set to go until Jonathan Frid died. The other cast members will be there.

46. What family member/friend lives the farthest from you? Where?
My brother Bob lives in Austrailia and I miss him very much. My other brother, Ralph, lives in Reno and I miss him also.

47. Do you like hugs?
I'm not a touchy feely person. I like Bud's hugs, but no one else's.

48. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach?
When Bud proposed.

49. What’s the way people most often mispronounce any part of your name?
When I was young and my last name was Atkinson, people often said "Akkisson".

50. Last person you hugged?

Friday, July 27, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME: Moves Like Jaggar

Saturday 9: Moves Like Jagger

1. Who makes the best moves in your life?
Magic Mike?

2. Tell us about a time where you had to be selfish with your time, and felt guilty about it (whether it was time taken from your children or a significant other.
Watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony without Bud...

3. Do you feel that you can create more sex appeal or that it's just a given?
You have to CARE...

4. Do your religious beliefs really influence your behavior?

5. Do you feel there are some things in a significant other that you can't change because of their sex?
To say anything would be sexist. Bud is a stereotypical man in the old school sense in many ways...

6. Do you see a younger less secure person when you gaze in the mirror?
Hmmm...I see an older person than who I am in the mirror...

7. If you have ever been pregnant, or have been with a woman who was, how did effect your sex life?
Yep and nope.

8. What would you like to work on to become a better person?
Weight and ambition...

9. When did you think that you understood the sacrifices that people in the military make on behalf of their country?
When I was IN the military and during basic training saw a lot of war training and technically "died" twice during training from snipers and gas attacks (the terrorist gas sort) and set up mines... even our fake missions were bizarre and lonely and scary.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

SUNDAY STEALING MEME: 2 Tired 2 Think Pt 1

The Too Tired to Think Meme, Part 1

1. You have 10 dollars and need to buy snacks at a gas station. What do you get?
Chocolate, popcorn, maybe an ice cream sandwich and a diet coke...oh my...looks like a problem here!

2. If you were reincarnated as a sea creature, what would you want to be?

3. Who’s your favorite redhead?
Strawberry Ice Cream Sundae or Ann Margaret

4. What do you order when you’re at IHOP?
I have not been to one in about 20 years...I think it was pancakes, lol.

5. Last book you read?
Cover to Cover? Powerpoint Primer. I know...boring.

6. Describe your mood.
Changes each hour...

7. Describe the last time you were injured.
I pulled the muscles deep in my shoulder closing the hatch on my car with an armful of heavy is still terribly painful even 2 months later and after 4 sessions of physical therapy.

8. Of all your friends, who would you want to be stuck in a well with?

9. Rock concert or symphony?
Either. If symphony, a boys choir would be a nice addition...rock concert: Yes or 60s revival or Devo

10. What is the wallpaper of your cell phone? The number? (We'll just say "hi" - promise.)
Some red sky scene I think...internally I have a moving jungle scene...sorry no number...

11. Favorite soda?
Used to be real Coca Cola and Diet it's Diet Coke and Diet Root Beer...

12. What type of shirt are you wearing?
lavender gauzey kind of 3/4 sleeve thing.

13. If you could only use one form of transportation?
Me car is wonderful...

14. Most recent movie you have watched in theater?
Dark Shadows....we almost went to see Ted today but the timing was off from when breakfast out ended.

15. Name an actor/actress/singer you have had the hots for.
Brendan Fraser and Kiefer Sutherland and Alec Baldwin and Bruce Willis and ...

16. What’s your favorite kind of cake?
Anything but almond or hazelnut...I especially love white cake with chocolate fudge frosting and boston cream pie.

17. What did you have for dinner last night?
Petite sirloin and mac n cheese and baked potato...carbee central, plus a mango strawberry tango cocktail that made my head spin...

18. Look to your left, what do you see?
Out the front window where the last 2 remaining boxes of yard sale leftovers are being furraged...

19. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
No...and I have shoes all over the house under tables and coffee tables...annoys the Budman, who is orderly about stuff...

20. Favorite toy as a child?
Crayons and a coloring book, or my stuffed animals...

21. Do you buy your own groceries?
We use Peapod for 75% of them....about every week and a half. LOVE Peapod!

22. Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
Hopefully in a good way...I'd hate to be invisible and not be talked about at all.

23. When was the last time you had gummy worms?
Within 5 years...but can't remember the flavor...sour I think.

24. What’s your favorite fruit?
Strawberries. Watermelon. Pears. Apples. Bananas. Cherries. Tie.

25. Do you have a picture of yourself doing a cartwheel?
Not yet...on my bucket list still   haha ....

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday 9 Meme: I Saw The Light

Saturday 9: I Saw the Light

1. Has something ever made you "see the light"?
A photo taken of me today opened my eyes to all the weight I've gained this year...yipes.
2. Do you believe you have any control over your luck?
I believe you have control over your life by decisions you make.

3. What is something you have had difficulty rising above?

4. Would you want to be rich?
I wouldn't mind...

5. Tell us about a current or old song that helps you "face the world."
Depends on the situation...I like oldies for feel good music...The Association, Buckinghams, Turtles...Cyrcle...Paul Revere & the Raiders...
6. Has any dream of yours come true?
Met the man of mine...

7. What would you change if you became "the king or queen" of your country?
I wouldnt become queen...ick.

8. How do you feel about LGBT rights? (If you need to look up LGBT, then you probably need to learn more.)
I hate initials for stuff...uugh...ok, everyone is valid and everyone deserved to marry the one they love.

9. Have you ever been disappointed in yourself?
See #1

Sunday, July 15, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The Movie Time Meme
1. What is your all-time favorite movie costume?
Toss up between Johnny Depp's in Edward Scissorhands and Vivian Leigh's Velvet gown in Gone With the Wind...

2. What classic film would you nominate for a remake?
If It's Tuesday This Must Be Belgium (a 1960s travel comedy film)
3. Name your favorite femme fatale.
Sigourney Weaver in Alien

4. Name the best movie title.
If It's Tuesday This must Be Belgium

5. Describe the worst performance by a child actor that you’ve ever seen.
They are usually pretty good. I cannot think of one.

6. Who gets your vote for most tragic movie monster?
Mel Gibson

7. What is the one Western that you would recommend to anybody?
Clint's come to mind....

8. Who is your ideal movie-viewing partner?
Bud or alone...I hate being around people when viewing films.

9. Has a film ever made you want to change your life? If so, what was the film?

10. Think of one performer that you truly love. Now think of one scene/movie/performance of theirs that is too uncomfortable for you to
Brendan Fraser...uncomfortable?....hmmm...probably the scene in Monkey Bones when he jumped all over the bed.

11. On the flip side, think of one really good scene/performance/movie
from a performer that you truly loathe.
Mel in most of his movies... too bad...

12. What is your favorite romantic comedy?
Pillow Talk

13. What is your favorite drama?
Too many to mention just one...

14. Worst film you've seen?
Too many to mention just one...

15. How do you feel about the majority of romantic films being labeled "chick flicks"?
Sexist stereotyping.

16. Favorite on-screen couple?
Hugh Grant and anyone he co-stars with

17. Favorite off-screen couple?

18. Best kiss in a movie?
Lots of movies have great recent one was Brendan Fraser kissing the female lead at the end of Journey To The Center of the Earth...

19. Favorite scene?
The T Rex chasing the jeep in Jurassic Park,
20. Who are 2 film characters you wished had gotten together, but never did?
Captain Janeway and her number one man Chahoate (spelling!)

21. Two actors you think would have great chemistry, but have never done a film together?
None come to mind...

22. Favorite song in a film (doesn't have to be from a musical)?
Father and Son by Cat Stevens from Deep End, Easy To Be Hard by 3 Dog Night from Hair, and Jean by Oliver from Prime of Miss Jean Brodie ....too many to mention...

23. Best score from a film?
16 Candles, Hair, Sound of Music,

24. Best film quote?
Live Long and Prosper, We're not in Kansas anymore, Believe

25. A film you'd recommend that is a "Must See" for us to watch?
If Its Tuesday This Must Be Belgium

Saturday, July 14, 2012

SATURDAY 9 Meme: Don't Talk to Strangers

Saturday 9: Don't Talk to Strangers

1. Has talking to a stranger ever caused you a problem?
At a party I thought I was being a friendly guest when a turbaned Indian man sat next to me at our table. While I was just chatting away about how I liked the TV show "Outsourced", he looked uncomfortable and when I turned to speak with Bud, this man got up and moved to another table.

2. Have you ever gloated or wanted to brag over success?
Of course!

3. What do enjoy most about your life?
I look forward to every day. Once Bud is up (crack O' noon) on the weekend, it is nice to be with him. I still enjoy sitting on the deck with a drink listening to the birds in the woods, one of the best times of the day...except when moisquitoes come calling...

4. Do you ever over think a situation in your life?
When there is a confrontation or if someone ignores me...touch of co-dependent in there...

5. Tell us about your best friend.
I'll be marrying him in October...

6. How important is intelligence when picking (or having picked) a mate to you?
I cannot hang out with stoopid people. They annoy the crappe outta me.

7. What's the closest situation that you've had to dealing with an enemy?
You are assuming I HAVE enemies?

8. What was the circumstance that led to your most recent utterance of aha!?
A friend sent me some vintage cameras and told me to sell them and that would be my wedding gift....two days later, she sends a FB message telling me she is only around $600 away from affording a new walking device... (she has MS).

9. Have you ever tried getting even?
In odd little ways. Recently threw a vendor credit department person under the bus for an error she made on one of our bills. This after she attempted to throw ME under the bus for past invoices that she didn't realise I handled correctly . Bookkeeping revenge...exciting, no?

Sunday, July 1, 2012

SUNDAY STEALING MEME: Imaginary part 7

Sunday Stealing: The Imaginary Meme, Part Seven

121. Have you gone rock climbing? If not, would you?
Hmmm...lassooo a cliff and risk my life to get to the top of a mountainous rock? No thanks. Almost as much a waste of time as sitting out in the sun sleeping.

122. Do you believe in forever love in a romantic relationship?
I do now...

123. As a kid did you ever sneak anyone into your house?
There was no sneaking anything in my house as a kid. My mother was a watchdog and she slept in the livingroom. My room was on the 2nd floor and no access other than going thru the livingroom.

124. Do you personally know anyone homeless?
Possibly. A war veteran from VietNam era...He is in an apartment now, but not in great emotional shape. A relative of mine...I worry about him.

125. Do you believe in aliens?
Yep. I believe there can be life on other planets similar to ours and a whole lot more. MEN IN BLACK seems very real to me. : )

126. Have you ever killed someone?
In Hindu beliefs, people can return as a lower form of life such as a rock or ya in that human killing though...Do broken hearts count?

127. What would it take for you to sell your soul to a devil?
A drop of about 50  IQ points...

128. Top or bottom?
Loaded...I'm at the top of richness in that I have a man who loves me, a good job, a new car and a new house. I'm at the bottom financially from poor spending habits and not counting on the $475 tax bill I just got for my both...I'm not going to the sexual arean with this answer...

129. Are you happy with your career?
Yes. It's busy and diverse enough to keep me interested, but could probably pay a little more, given the company has grown so much in the year I have been there.

130. What's your favorite store to buy clothes? Why?
Online places like Overstock, Amazon and magazine ordering from Soft Surroundings and Boston Proper. I'm not a mall rat.

131. What is your eye color?
Blue usually, but a little bloodshot this morning from the alcohol last night...

132. Watching or playing sports?
Uugh, neither. I used to be a good softball player and great at badmitton and volleyball. I tend to just watch halftime shows and olympic opening ceremonies for "sports". Sports are so boring to me. Scores and the same activity over and over. How dull.

133. Would you have plastic surgery? thinking about getting a face lift at 60...coming up in 6 years...

134. Name one website that you visit daily. Why do you read it?
I check e-mail and facebook daily. I read BERKSHIRE DAILY each morning online.

135. Are you going on vacation this year? If so, where?
We are considering a honeymoon vacay or staycay this October.

136. How do you align yourself politically?
I hate politics but I do vote.

137. Do you have any pets?
Not yet...

138. Do you believe in soul mates?

139. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
My eating habits

140. How long have you played Sunday Stealing?
2010 was my first year...

Saturday, June 30, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME: Just Like A Pill...

Saturday 9: Just Like a Pill

1. What was the last pill your doctor prescribed? Why?
A sleeping pill...boy has it helped! I hate taking medicine, but I need sleep...
2. How well do you swim?
I can float but cannot swim and I am frightened of water that is deeper than my waist.

3. Who has a big mouth that you like?
Bud...2nd is Steven Tyler, lol...

4. Do you believe in political correctness?

5. Do you ever patronize people?
I have to at work. I also do it with customrs who call.

6. Do you or someone you know strive constantly to be perfect?

7. What song are you totally sick of and why?
Anything by Billy Joel...overplay...recently, I don't care for that "Love In A Hopeless Place" because it was played so much.

8. How old were you when you got cocky? Or did you never go there?

9. When you compete with someone, have you ever gotten hostile?
Hmmm...for a spot in line in a road rage situation...

Sunday, June 24, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The Imaginary Meme, Part Six

101. Name 4 things you always have with you.
Phone, Wallet, Camera, Tissues

102. How many SERIOUS exes do you have?
Over 15...but I'm 54...been dating and in relationships a long time...

103. What causes you to you admire people?
I admire people who do things well. That means a breakfast cook making omelettes, a landscaper weeding, a teacher, the guy who cuts wood at home depot, Bud creating his memes...any job done well impresses me.

104. Do you like sports?

105. Would you have sex after marriage? Why or why not?
AFTER? Nahhh...Bud's in for a surprize, lol. Just kidding hahahaha

110. Do you like your name?
I do now, but it will change soon as I take my new husband's name soon...

111. When was the last time that you quit your job?
I left a dull job in the office of a wooden reel factory. It was my job to order wood to make the reels and coordinate the truck deliveries of was awful!

112. When you wake up, what is the first thing you think?
Is he still breathing?

113. Have you ever pulled an all-niter?
I've done better...a 24 TV  show all 24 hours of a day-er...watched each of the 24 episodes in order from start to finish. No way could a human have done what Jack Bauer did.

114. What is the perfect day for you?
A day off where I can work on my books, photos and music projects...and any day with Bud...

115. Last time you cleaned the bathroom?
When we had company a couple weeks ago. Bud got me a maid to deep clean the bathrooms and kitchen once a month, but I touch up the place between.

116. Have you ever failed a grade? Why?
No, but I did "flunk out" of the Army as my father claims. I hated being in the military and I got out before my 3 year hitch.

117. Have you met anyone online?
I met many folks online. Men and friends. I remember when I had major surgery, a lady who had a similar surgery that I was writing back and forth with online, came to see me in the hospital. I was touched by the act of kindness.

118. Have you ever smoked?
Yaaaaaa...but not now.

119. Do you like celebrities?
I have dated a musician, a director and a music director for films...none of them stick in my mind as people, celebrities live unusual lives. Not what I would want to be part of.

120. Do you like traveling?
I love traveling, especially in Europe. It rounds you out as a person to experience other countries. I'd recommend it to everyone.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Saturday 9: Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind

1. Do you ever have trouble making up your mind?

Yes...but once I do, it's set solid. I generally make snap decisions.

2. Do you think you always learn from your mistakes?

3. Have you ever felt that you were either older or younger, for your age during a particular time?
Like now? I feel young, but the mirror tells me and the world, a different story.  feel too old when clothes shopping and I can't wear the cool stuff because it isn't age appropriate.
4. Have you had trouble losing weight?
And how...

5. Who's the most "wholesome" rock artist that you like?
Bobby Sherman count?

6. Do you like to party or are you more of a homebody?
Both, but tend towards homebody that goes places...

7. Do you feel the need to share your burdens?

8. Do you know the lady next door? (yes, you can pick either side.)
Yes on one side. A nice nurse who has been over for coktails and a Mary Kay party.

9. Do you ever feel inferior?
I catch myself sometimes, but I am a lucky person...a good man who loves me, my health, a house, a new car and a steady job.....many cannot boast of this.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The Imaginary Meme, Part Five

81. What’s your favorite action movie?
Ummm...prolly a Star Trek or Star Wars...ya, I know not really "action"...

82. Have (or are) you ever been involved someone much older than you?
Bud is the oldest at 260...
83. Do you believe in lust at first sight?
Used to...not lookin anymore. ;-)

84. Favorite type of venomous snake?

85. Do you drink alcohol?

86. If you wanted to talk to someone who'd lift your spirits, who'd you call?
Bud but I'd rather put on a movie like If Its Tuesday This Must be Belgium"...

87. What do you wear to feel sexy?
I have a coupla nightgowns that qualify...

88. Do you like to learn?
Never stop.

89. Have you ever been hit on by someone who really overestimated their attractiveness?
Often, even still...

90. Where did you last go on vacation?
New Jersey?

91. Dallas (as in J.R. & Bobby) returns this week. What film or TV series would you loved to be resurrected?
Sex In The City, Sopranos, The Ed Sullivan Show

92. Explain your karma beliefs.
What comes around goes around...

93. When do you think that you have a hard life?
When things go wrong...

94. Favorite comic strip?
Political satire comic box in the Opinion section of the newspaper

95. Have you ever broken a heart?

96. Should pot be legalized?

97. Have you ever gone skinny dipping with someone that you shouldn't have?
I shouldn't have gone skinny dipping...

98. What do you do when you're down?
Drive in the country or crafts or photo projects

99. Last time you were really angry?
Road rage included? Last week...

100. What is your favorite flavor in general?

Saturday, June 16, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME:Hot Fun In the Summertime

Saturday 9: Hot Fun In the Summertime

1. What do you have planned for fun in the summertime?
I plan to stay fishbelly white inside with A/C. I hate summer.

2. Who was the last celebrity that you thought was bright until you saw them interviewed?

3. Do you think that the U.S. and our present war(s) seem to just ignore our history?

You mean like Vietnam? Yes, history repeats...
4. Have you ever conformed just to "fit in"?
At work, yes.

5. Do you feel that you at times do not enjoy the moment because you are worried about what will come next?
Yes, but mostly because my mind races to so many other distractions.

6. Does it seem that when you learn more about yourself, that others' opinions of you seem stupid?
Not sure what direction this question is going. I have never been one with lots of esteem, so other people's opinions echo in my head.

7. In rock & roll history, what bands or artists do you think made the biggest impact?
Elvis, The Beatles, Devo, Led Zeppelin

8. Who do you blame for the state of the economy? Why?
WalMart and other companies who rely on China for products rather than buying USA made. Factories going out of business in this country in order to support cheap foreign workers is just wrong.

9. Do you get upset and do you think you're being lazy when you do nothing?
Loaded question. I like to be constructive and creative with my time.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The Imaginary Meme, Part Four

61. Ocean or pool?
Neither...I don't swim...

62. Fridays or Ruby Tuesdays?
Rubys got better recently. Love their petite steak. Fridays reminds me of Office Space with their cheerleader waiters with badges.

63. Did you want to go to college?
I wanted to go to music college and auditioned, but my parents wanted me to "get married" and refused to pay for tuition. I wound up going into the Army who claimed they would pay for music college and let me travel all around the world playing concerts...I had my trumpet taken from me first day of boot camp and I never saw it again until I left the service.

64. What did you last time at a mall?
Do or buy? I bought a perfume at Victorias Secret...I "did" a movie (Dark Shadows) at the mall recently.
65. Which close friend have you known the longest?
I have no close friends right now...just many acquaintances from jobs and past neighborhoods.

66. Why do you like the music you do?
I recently switched my car radio to a hiphop station and enjoy the creativity and energy that music provides.

67. Do you read much?
Not books. I love newspapers and magazines.

68. Favorite country?
USA and 2nd is England...3rd is Belgium.

69. What is something you wish you were better at?
Time management

70. What’s your favorite album/CD?
Too many to mention. Right now I am listening to a compilation CD I made that includes Birthday Cake (Rhianna-Chris Brown), Letters From The Sky (Civil Twilight), Jar of Hearts (Christina Parri), Perfect Day (Duran Duran), Trust (The Cure) and Fool In The Rain (Led Zeppelin) to name a few...I make up my own CDs.

71. What's a good dinner order?
Prime Rib, Baked Potato, Steamed Veggies, Crusty Roll &, dessert is a cheesecake or chocolate brownie sundae and coffee.

72. Planes or boats?
Planes, but I am afraid of flying.

73. One rumor that’s been spread about you:
That I was sleeping with the police sargeant instructor at the academy... (I was not).

74. Who is your newest friend?
A friend at work. She is a great person and mentor and will be officiating at my wedding.

75. Have you ever sat on a rooftop?
Yes, at a converted house apartment. My bedroom window was level with a flat roof. I went out there to suntan.

76. Was your last text useful? Bud.

77. Favorite soda?
Diet Coke or Diet Root Beer.

78. Do you like yourself?
Most of the time, but I have high expectations of myself I don't usually meet.

79. The worst weather: Hot or cold?
I hate heat.

80. Do you play an instrument?
Trumpet and Djembe drums and a little ocarina.

Saturday, June 9, 2012


Saturday 9: Changes

1. Do you believe people can truly change?
Yes...and usually after some life-changing event...

2. Do you think there is anything wrong with being average?
Depends on what you define "Average" as... I think normal is pretty boring.

3. Do you believe in fairy tale love?
Yep, but I also know it takes work, and that it only stays fairytale with effort...

4. Has anyone ever spread something malicious about you?
I had about 3 co-workers several years ago that were quite catty and I received a "send to all" e-mail I was not meant to was about me and how it was funny how I had no clue how much they all hated upset me and woke me up to the fact that I cannot please everyone all the time. (see #1)

5. Have you ever done something at a party that you've ever regretted?
I'm sure I did but I don't remember...

6. How do you go about setting your goals?
I just do...

7. Do you believe you deserve everything you want?
I will try to earn it...and create it myself.

8. Do you have people in your life you could always count on?
Not any more. There is Bud and no one else.

9. Did you ever make a close friend from someone that you've dated?
I was very close friends with an ex for over 7 years. We were "best friends" until I got serious with Bud, then the best friendship turned very sour. I miss having a best friend, but will make sure it is a female this time...

Sunday, June 3, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The Imaginary Meme, Part Three

41. Growing up, who was the easier mark: Mom or Dad?
In my early years, my father. As a teen, my mother used to spoil me.

42. What is the stupidest pet that you ever saw?
As in unintelligent or as in silly to own? If unintelligent, I'd say gerbals slamming around in glass bubbles in the livingroom. To own...birds....they should fly and be free.

43. Tell us about a band whose every CD is a “must have”.
There are many...Beatles, Cure, Depeche Mode, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Beach Boys...

44. Where you surprised when Jim Parsons came out?
It is never a shock when someone is gay, however I love Sheldon and I'd rather not know personal things about the actor who portrays him. It's distracting.

45. Have you ever shoplifted?
Only one time, and I was a young teen trying to impress my friends. We all went into Caldor and each was to "take" something. I "took" a bottle of "BABE" cologne and to this day feel guilty about doing it.

46. We currently have a person who plays both this meme and Saturday 9 who signs in to Mr. Linky every week. Yet, if you click on that link, you are told that only “members” can read the blog. Why do you think that person even bothers to sign in or for that matter, do the meme? (Don't misunderstand, we have no rules and we aren't angry. But it is damn peculiar, no?)
Spending time wondering about meme bloggers who snub you is a total waste of energy. I don't care. If they are private, no biggie. I don't care.

47. Have you ever driven a Ferrari?
No...should this go on my bucket list?

48. What do you call those little plastic things on the ends of shoelaces?

49. Have you ever walked more than a mile?
I've been in charity walk-a-thons that went for 10 miles and I've walked at least that in the U.K. when I toured one summer.

50. Do you believe in magic?
I believe in the Pagan usage, not so much the magician usage.

51. Have you ever been arrested?
Probably should have been...

52. Have you ever skinny dipped?
Yes, but only in shallow water and not for long, as fish were pressing up against my leg and it creeped me out.

53. Explain what you think about hippies.
Do you think an Okie from Muskogee reads this meme?

54. New York or California?
New Yawk for culchaa...California fer fun dude.

55. Have you ever been dumped?
Yes, and by a famous person for another famous person. It sucked and I felt bad for years after.

56. What are you wearing right now?
Blue short sleeve plaid shirt and dark wash jeans along with readers and a watch.

57. John Edwards had a mistrial. How do you think he conducted himself after the verdict?
I hate politics.

58. Did you watch the series finale of House?
Yes...continuity errors abound...

59. You may need to go back a long way if you are old like Harriet. Who was the last person who asked you out? (Or that asked you out. Same dumb question either way.)
A date? Bud. Asked out? Invited to a baby shower...

60. Do you have any collections?
Dark Shadows stuff, music, and I used to collect those silly S'More creatures in statue form. I even had a mini S'Mores xmas bad.