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...