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.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

SATURDAY 9 MEME: Crown of Creation

Saturday 9: Crown of Creation

1. Do you understand a belief model based on creationism?
No. I have a pagan concept of spirituality.

2. Is your house run more like a dictatorship or a democracy?
At times I wonder. We are both strong individuals. We'll work out the details of our life together without delegating who is top dawg in the castle.

3. Are you likely to forgive a transgression and give someone a second chance?
Yes, and hope he does as well...

4. Is religion a big part of your life?
Spirituality is...but I enhance my life with it, it does not control my life.

5. Do you feel your job (or your spouse's if you work at home) is safe?
Yes, my job is safe. Yes, his job is safe. Thank goodness too, as we have a mortgage to pay!

6. Do you believe in gay marriage? Why?
Yes of course! Anyone should be able to marry as long as they are over 18 and both want to marry. It's a no-brainer. I don't get why it's even an issue.

7. Do you think the current U.S. war will lead to a more peaceful world?
War is wrong.

8. Do you like people with swagger?
I find it amusing.

9. What kind of budget do you live on, is it tight or carefree?
I have always been a "carpe diem" kind of person...carefree and careless...Bud has to pull the reigns in mother scrimped and saved for "someday" and died before she could enjoy it...that won't happen to me.