Sunday, May 27, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The Imaginary Meme, Part Two

21. Have you felt that life is like being on a roller coaster?
It has and downs. So yaaaa.

22. Favorite year so far?
This one has been good. Bought a house, planning the wedding, enjoying my job, making new is good!

23. Do you consider yourself religious?
I am very spiritual, but not in the organized religion sort of way.

24. How do you dress to impress?
Often. I always try to wear what will work with the event. I take a lot of pride in my make up and sometimes hairstyles.

25. Have you ever been to Connecticut?
I was born and raised there and hated it up until this past year. I live there now on the edge of Massachusetts.

26. Do you eat sushi?
"Not at gunpoint" (as Bud would say). I hate seafood of any kind.

27. Would you smoke pot providing there was no risk or driving involved?
I do not like smoking. The feeling is uncomfortable. No risk? Smoking alone is a risk to health. I beleive it should be legal. I'd rather be around a stoner than a drunk any day.

28. What do you think of Idol Winner Phillip Phillips??
A sweet kid, really talented, natural singer-songwriter, and a perfect winner.

29. Do you believe that animals have souls?
All living beings have a soulful connection. Not sure about details on questions like this. I've seen cats and dogs that communicate expressively as if they had souls.

30. Who did you last talk to? Share, if you dare.
In e-mail, the lady I bought my veil from. In person, Bud.

31. What is one thing that always annoys you?
Babies crying in restaurants. Loud gum chewing. Being accused of something I did not do....the list goes on. Country music. Monday mornings...

32. Do you believe in a higher being?
I believe in a universal spirit that connects us all. I refer to it as "Goddess Energy", but do not follow any particular religious calling. There are forces around us whether we believe in them or not. I have experienced spiritual things that cannot be explained in material world logic.

33. Have you ever fallen in love with a neighbor?
I had a date with a guy who lived down the street once. It was fun (I was 14), but short-lived. I had playmates, but no loves in my neighborhood.

34. Any plans for this weekend?
Painting the master bathroom and today Bud and I go for our engagement portrait session.

35. Would you like to rule your country, if you could?
No, but I'd like to be an advisor.

36. Do you like watching films about the nature of animals?
Dinosaurs and dogs maybe.

37. What's the difference between lust and/or lust?
You mean lust and love? I think lust is more a man's game.

38. Do you have a soul?
Yes. It is inside a body shell that I will leave upon death.

39. One best friend or many good friends?
Is there a 3rd choice? I fall into neither situation.

40. Do you believe in spontaneous combustion?
Yes, there are known cases. It's creepy. Imagine it happening to someone.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME: Self Esteem

Saturday 9: Self Esteem

1. How was your self esteem growing up?
I was always made to feel inferior by both parents. In grade school, I took up the trumpet and became a star player in the band which boosted my confidence. I also developed young (13) and the boys discovered me. I got a lot of attention as a teenager, but esteem is not a quality I remember ever having.

2. Do you ever have a hard time with morals?
No. There is right, there is wrong. There is no grey area.

3. Do you eat in bed? If yes, what?
I've had breakfast in bed and I've enjoyed various beverages.

4. What was the last movie you hated and why?
I usually don't watch movies I hate. I started to watch Slumdog Millionaire but stopped after 5 minutes in the beginning where that guy was getting tortured. I could not go on.

5. Have you ever felt that you lost it all? If yes, explain.
I filed for chapter 13 bankrupcy about 7 years ago and paid off the debts recently, but at the time, I was broke and scared.

6. Have you ever been stalked?

7. Do you believe in 'self help' for problems, or do you prefer therapy?
I believe some problems (emotional, depression, etc) require a trained professional. I have some self help books (on esteem, lol).

8. What celebrity do you think should make a run for office?
Jello Biafra (again)

9. Do you believe in happy endings? (We do. That why this is the last question!)
Yes, but happy "along the way" is important too...

Monday, May 21, 2012

Sadly, Robin Gibb is gone. :-(

BeeGees... RIP Robin Gibb

I have so many happy memories dancing to the music of Robin and his sad to hear of his passing...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

SUNDAY STEALING Meme: Imaginary Meme Pt 1

Sunday Stealing: The Imaginary Meme, Part One

1. Have you ever peed your pants as an adult?
Not yet, but I'm heading for that age group...

2. Who do you have a celebrity crush on now?
I have always had a thing for Brendan Fraser and Kiefer Sutherland.

3. Would you date someone you met online?
I dated many men met online. Most were nice guys, just not my type. Only a few doozies I wish I'd never met.

4. Do you wear underwear always?
When in public, always. Around the house, sometimes...

5. Do you hate yourself at times?
Yep...I set standards I don't always meet.

7. Do you like dirty movies?
No. I don't like watching other people being intimate. Most of those films are shallow, sexist and vulgar.

8. Could you believe Josha Ledet was voted off Idol?
The Final 3 were all good in different ways. I love Joshua's motown-Al Jarreau-John Legend style. Jessica is next generation's Barbara Streisand-Celine Dion, andd Phil is the most interesting and listenable of the 3 for me. Each week, someone has to go. I'd have preferred it had been Jessica this week. Oh well.

9. When was the last time that you bought a car?
I bought "Astro" my 2012 Ford Focus Hatchback in Frosted Glass (seafoam green shimmer color) last June. Astro needs a bath today.

10. Have you ever been camping?
I love camping. I was 11 in Girl Scouts. Went to day camp for 4 weeks during the summer and we had a 2 night sleepover camp at the end of it. I loved the taste of campfire-cooked food, the smell of leaves in the woods, walking through beautiful nature. S'Mores too of course!

11. How many times a day do you go on facebook?
4 or 5.

12. What was the last movie you saw in a theater?
DARK SHADOWS ... terrific fun! Johnny Depp was fabulous!

13. Have you ever worried that you'd cut off a limb?
Mine or someone elses? Only when I am playing with food removal in the sink compressor.

14. Where did you get your last email from?
A gal on facebook selling her wedding dress petticoat to me.

15. Favorite website?

16. Are you down with ghetto?
I like hip hop music if that's what you mean?

17. Will the world end in fire or ice?
Nuclear is at the core of the earth...

18. Do you believe in the afterlife?
Yes, especially after #17 happens!

19. Would you be upset if facebook stopped working?

20. How did you start your blog?
I was working as an innkeeper and decide to write a tourist-oriented blog, then a comical blog based on the airedalres I took care of. When I met Bud, I started my personal website KathyA's Korner to do memes and not much else.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

SATURDAY 9 Meme: Somebody That I used to Know

Saturday 9: Somebody That I Used to Know

1. How do you feel when you realize that an impasse will cause a relationship (any type) to end?

2. You’re planning a trip that would be an eight-hour car ride, a four-hour train ride, or a two-hour plane ride. With money and time being no object, which would you most likely choose and why?
I'd do the car...I love driving and  like the control and independence of having my own vehicle.

3. What is your ideal past time on a lazy summers day?
My pastime on any season lazy day is driving country roads or watching "Four Weddings" or "Property Brothers", or recording up MP3s to play in the car. Right now, the wedding and our new house is taking up ALL my spare time.

4. Name a CD you own that no one else on your friends list does.
Most of my friends would not own any of the music I like.

5. What's a wish of yours?
I want pleasant weather on my wedding day. : ) xxx

6. What is something your going to do a lot of this week?
House prep. I'm having 3 people over for dinner tomorrow night.

7. Is there someone you wish would just fall off the face of this earth?
I have some pesky vendors at work who are difficult to deal with on the phone.

8. What did you do last night?
Bud and I attended a wedding rehearsal dinner hosted by our neighbors.

9. Where is the next place you'd like to go vacation?
NY's Lyndhurst Manor (where the Dark Shadows house was filmed)

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Rest In Peace, Donna Summer...

One of the happiest times in my life were during the "disco" years and no one captured the musical feel of the era like Donna Summer. We lost her today to thoughts go out to her beautiful family and her husband. I will miss her. Thank you Donna for the great dance of a kind...

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Sunday Stealing: The Get Out of Jail Free Meme, Part Two

21. Has there ever been anyone that now you regret meeting?
An ex manager who was a tyrant to work for, yet when I interviewed she seemed so nice.

22. What's the last film you saw? Would you recommend it?
Dark Shadows...It's a fun film if you never watched the original tv's a great spoof with lots of references to the original show characters and plots for those who were fans. The building of Collinwood, the town, and the lush sets were fab. I was pleased to see Jonathan Frid and 3 other cast members at the party a kick out of Alice Cooper, tho his bit was too long (2 songs?!It's a movie not a concert!). I found Johnny Depp to be amazing as "Barnabas" academy award worthy performance. So, yes, I'd recommend it.

23. Would you rather have roommates or live alone?
I have lived alone most of my life and when I had roommmates, I hated it. I live with one person now, but a lover is a little different than a roomie.

24. Do you like any of your friends a little more than just a friend?

25. We loved the results yesterday on Saturday 9. Post a rather current song that you'd like us to hear.
I posted "TAKE CARE" by Rihanna and Drake yesterday, so I'll post a different song today..."Climax" from his voice and style...very old school sound...

27. If you found out that you were going to be a parent, what would you do? If you are one, tell us what the best parent of being a parent is.
I would make arrangements NOT to be...
28. Do you give money to homeless people when they ask?
Yes, always. I don't care how they spend it, I just feel every person is valid and if someone needs help, I will contribute. I will only refrain from the scammers who come up to you in a parking lot with a "story" about how they ran out of gas and just need a couple bucks to get home. That is different.

29. A weekend in Las Vegas or Miami? Why?
Vegas baby. I hate the beach, hot sun or tropical anything.

30. What was your reaction to the president supporting gay marriage?
A sign of true leadership. Being a role model for the country is what he can do well at times.

31. You are totally alone on a Saturday. What do you do?
One of the hundred fifty projects I always have...or I'll sit and veg watching"Property Brothers"or "Yes to the Dress"...

32. You have 3 months left to live, what is your bucket list?
Tough one. Would discuss with S/O.

33. You're having a bad day, what one thing can make your day better?
A hug from Bud.

34. Ever use a tanning bed?
Years ago when it was still cool to be tan 3 seasons of the year...NEVER since 1985....

35. Is there anything you would change about your body if you could?
About 20 lbs weight loss and about 20 years of time.

36. You wake up in an unfamiliar place, what is your first reaction?
As in hungover and did something I forgot and where I was? 1. I'd find my keys and start driving. 2. I'd look for an ice cream stand.

37. Is there anything that you should be doing right now?
Probably not this...

38. At what age do you think that sex becomes less important? Why?
That is a personal decision. "Important" could vary depending on whether you have a regular partner or not. You find other stuff to do when you are not entangled in a sexual relationship...any age is the answer methinks.

39. What is your favorite breakfast food?
I like berry pancakes, french toast, waffles, and plain old scrambled eggs with good homefries...and great coffee...the latter is my usual.

40. Your phone rings at 4am, who do you expect it to be?
Either my brother in Australia who didn't do the math on time zones, or someone telling me someone has died or was in an accident.

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Saturday 9: Touch Me in the Morning

1. Who or what sleeps with you?
Bud, his iPod, and the West Hartford Marching Band...jk...

2. Last time you saw your high school best friend?
Sadly, the summer after graduation from high school and I never heard from her again...

3. What do you do when you're sad?
Drive in the country...with good music on ...

4. What do you wear when you are relaxing around the house?
I dress nicely casual...and my work outfits usually, but to "relax", I wear a nightgown and bathrobe.

5. What did you do immediately after high school?
I spent the summer going to a disco almost nightly...then in September I joined the Army...big mistake.

6. Is anyone on your bad side right now?
My niece Michelle.

7. What's the first thing you do when you get online?
Check yahoo and gmail e-mails then facebook. When I was waiting for my wedding dress to arrive, my 3rd site was the wedding dress website status page for shipping info...

8. What jewelry are you wearing?
Engagement ring... : )

9. Post a current song that you like. (Or name it and tell us why you like it.)
"Take Care"... a wonderful love song for light hip hop, from Drake and Rihanna... Great writing...nice lyrics...