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.