Sunday, April 20, 2014

What do you mean there's no Easter Bunny?!

The Easter Meme

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. 
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The Easter Meme


From the now-defunct blog of Tense Teacher (the link is dead).

What are your Easter traditions?
Not to have any.  LOL
Do you hard boil and decorate eggs?
Nope. 

How do you decorate your home for Easter?
The same way I do every day.  A few dust bunnies and egg-heads.  That's it! 

Do you make/buy special outfits for yourself and your kids on Easter?
Nope

What is your favorite Easter dish?
Well, I'm planning on having a cinnamon-raisin bagel shortly, maybe that one?

When did you learn the truth about the Easter Bunny?
Wait, what?  Son of a BITCH!  You mean there's not an Easter Bunny?  That bastard!

Do you spend Easter at home, on vacation, or with family?
In my mind, I'm on a tropical island, does that count?

First one up on Easter morning?
I'm the first one up every morning, why should that change? LOL

Go to mass or church?

Not lately

What are your favorite Easter hymns and/or choir arrangements?
Oh my goodness.  All these Easter questions!


Look, peeps are nasty.  I was raised Catholic, but haven't been a practicing one in a long time.  I just don't feel like answering any more Easter questions.  I think you can tell from the ones I've answered already that I'm just not into it.  I used to hide eggs for the boy, but he's 17 now.  He doesn't care about much other than video games and yeah, well, video games.  LOL  My cousin is a priest, and I think sometimes about going - my son is probably the only one of my family not to have done CCD, First Communion, all that - but I just think there is so much of the church that is hypocritical that I just can't bring myself to make him go.  My parents forced me to go, and at the time - they didn't.  Then they found God again after a "Decolores to you too, dear" weekend.  Good for them.  According to the church, I'm going straight to hell in a handbasket.  According to karma, I've taken the bad that comes with the good, and think I'll be OK.  


Hope everyone has a good weekend, enjoys the warmer weather, and as far as Easter?  Do what makes you happy.  Me?  I'm happy with some coffee, some good memories of Easter past and a day that is going to be into the 70's.  :)     

Saturday, April 12, 2014

The one that segued into Glory Days (because everything can relate to a Springsteen song, right?)

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!


1) This song begins with, "So no one told you life was gonna be this way …" What do you wish you knew five years ago about your life now?Hmmmmm, not sure.  I like surprises.  I don't know that I'd really change anything - except maybe I would have had a better look around the Cape cottage the last time I was there, because had I been a little more ....ahem.....  informed... I would have looked to see what I wanted then.  And I would have enjoyed it more - knowing that would be my last trip there.  Sucks to live the life of the uninformed, eh?

2) This is, of course, the theme from Friends, which is frequently shown back-to-back on TVLand and TBS. Have you ever "binge-watched" a show, catching episode after episode?

Of course. Orange is the New Black (highly recommend it) and The Walking Dead.  I love Netflix..  :)


3) On the show, Monica and Rachel shared a beautiful 2BR/2BA Soho apartment with a private balcony. It's estimated that such a pad would cost at least $3500/month in today's real-life New York. Describe your dream home.
Hmmmm... something near the water.  I had my "dream home" when I lived with my ex - it was a big house on a lake - I was the one that picked it out.  I loved that house.  Him?  Not so much.  Which reminds me - there is a reason people are called an EX... right?  In the past few weeks - I've had a couple of guys that I used to ... you know... know...  try to get back in touch (one I'm friends with on FB and I think he was just drinking that night).  BUT.... Seriously?  I'm glad you have such great memories, but a few things have changed in life.  #1 - I'm not the silly 20-something looking for love in all the wrong places, #2 - I'm glad you have such fond memories, #3 - I'm no longer a size 4/6, #3 - I've had Bells Palsy.  Twice.  The left side doesn't always work like it should. #4 - I like to actually know someone(while they're SOBER) a little bit better these days and  #5 - The boobs you loved so much?  They're gone.  Yes.  GONE.  I chopped those bitches off and wish I'd done it sooner.  Oh wait - go back to the first question - that's what I wish I'd known!  LOL  Anyway - you get the point, right?   No more trying to relive the glory days people!


4) Of the six main characters, only Chandler was an only child. Do you have any siblings? 

Oh for fuck's sake.  The ones that I was raised with?  They can all go shit in a hat.  See #1, or really - read any of my blog, you'll get it.  I have a step-sister that I really like, and many sisters from other mothers.   Speaking of other mothers.  I sent the baby-daddy a note this week - asking him if the events over the past few weeks has given him pause at all, made him realize that life is short and that maybe ignoring a child and making sure that others do the same MIGHT not be the best decision?   That man has no soul.  No conscience.  Nothing.  Which makes me wonder - why is it that when someone dies on the job, that it's someone that is a good decent person.  Why can't the assholes happen upon life ending shit like that?  Just curious...

5) Gunther was the barista at Central Perk, the coffee shop where the Friends hung out. He had an ongoing, unrequited love for Rachel. Are you crushing on anyone right now? Does he/she know? I'm 48.  I don't crush on peeps any more. 

6) Currently Matt ("Joey") LeBlanc stars in the Showtime series Episodes, playing a character named Matt LeBlanc. If there was going to be series based on your life, who would play you?Hmmmmm knowing me?  Melissa McCarthy.  She's a freaking hoot. I think that if she and I were to meet - we'd be bestest friends forever.     

7) Courtney Cox, who portrayed Monica, has the Twitter handle @CourtneyCox and has 628,000 followers. What was your last tweet?
The local weather guy and I have this tweet thing going.  I think it was to him, something about how he called the weather for today warm and fresh and I likened that forecast to a cookie.  LOL


8) The creators of Friends were massive soap opera fans. They named their characters after recurring characters on All My Children* and had Joey appear on Days of Our Lives. Have you ever been hooked on a daytime drama?

Come on now - hasn't everyone at one time?  It was Young and the Restless, Days of our Lives, and now it's just Jerry Springer.  I can't survive without knowing if you ARE the father or you are NOT the father.  LMAO

9) The band who performed this song, The Rembrandts, took their name from the famous Dutch painter. Can you see any artwork from where you're sitting right now? Tell us about it (and yes, a school painting by your 7-year-old nephew counts).

I see photos from my Alaska, Seattle and Cape trips.  That's artwork, right? I can be artsy fartsy and all that.  LOL

*According to IMDB: Ross for Ross Chandler, Joey for Joey Martin, Chandler for the Chandler family, Monica for Monique/Daisy Cortland, Rachel Greene for Janet Green, and Phoebe for Phoebe Tyler Wallingford.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

A little scooty-bootin' in the puckerbrush would be nice..

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. 
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From For Old Times' Sake

The For Old Times' Sake Meme

When was the last time you swam in a pool?
Last summer.  We have one here in our little "community"...  It's actually great.

 Do you like to party?
On occasion I like to let my freak flag fly.. But lately I've realized that I've been drinking far too much on the weekends, and I'm giving my liver (and subsequently - my wallet) a break.  LOL

Describe the shirt you're wearing?
gray.  short sleeves.  Says Little League on it.  Oh, and I'm not wearing a bra.  So there are two lady bumps sticking out of the front. 

What is one feature film that you don't like?
There are one or two movies that I actually got up and walked out of because I just didn't like them.  The one about Beethoven was one of them.  I thought it was just boring and BLECH...

Would people describe you as happy?
Well that's a silly question!  Of course I'm happy!

Sleep with or without clothes on?
Depends, is your Dad there?  LMAO

Does it bother you if people swear around you?
They better fucking not, those motherfuckers.

Do you prefer Wednesdays or Thursdays?
And this has what to do with the price of tea in China? 

Like to travel?
LOVE it...  The boy wants to be a pilot, and I'm really hoping he'll get a job with a commercial airline, so then I can fly for free.  LOL

Think you're attractive?
Um, duh.. I'm a pretty pretty princess!

Are or were you a good student?
In high school?  Not so much.  College?  I had a 3.36 GPA.  That was gotten while working full time and being a single mom.  So yeah, I was a good student. Although, hell of a lot of good that degree's done me! 

Are you currently happy?
I have coffee, heat, working internet - what wouldn't I be happy about?

Colored or black-and-white photo?
Stop.  I'm not answering your photo-racist questions!

Do you consider yourself the life of the party?
Not really, but apparently my friends do.

Do you drink?
Seriously.  Of course I drink.  Water and coffee during the day.  Water at night, unless it's a "titties and beer" night as my friend Marianne used to call them - and then it's usually beer.

Do you make fun of people?  Only if they deserve it.
Do you think dreams eventually come true?
Oh good Lord I hope not! I'm talking about REM sleep dreams, not the whole "some day my prince will come" dreams...  Well, actually i think they're both crap.  Knowing my luck my prince has knocked on my door and I've slammed it in his face, thinking he was a door-to-door salesman. 

Favorite fictional character?
Tiggers are wonderful things!

Go to the movies or rent?
Ok, let's break this down.  Movies?  over $10/ticket plus popcorn, soda, etc.  Usually a trip to the movies is almost $40.  Rent?  $1.29/day baby.  Red Box - all the way.

Have you ever moved? 
Shall I count? 18 times, 2 states.  Dude, I'm tired just thinking about it.   
Have you ever stolen anything?
Just your mom's heart.  LMAO

How's the weather right now?
Sunny and 35, heading up to 50-something

Last time you cut your hair?
Not sure, but I'm due for a color and a cut..

Last person you talked to on the phone?
Prolly Lil' Kim

Last time you showered?
Yesterday.  I might take one today.  I'm not sure yet..

Loud or soft music?
Depends.  If it's AC/DC's Thunderstruck?  you can't listen to that low.  If it's Minnie Riperton and her "lalalalala lalalalala... " etc.  that's shit is as low as it can get. 

McDonalds or Burger King?  Mickey D's
Night or day?  
One is dark, the other is not.  Unless there's a big ass storm coming in with a tornado warning - then my ass is in my neighbor's basement.  But the dark side has cookies.  But the light gives me a tan.  Oh I don't know.  What was the question?
Number of pillows?
Since I screwed up my neck (old whiplash injury from being rear-ended in Hollywood - right in front of the Academy building, I'll have you know) - one pillow and it has to be pretty flat.  Ugh.

Piano or guitar?
I don't play either.  Why?



Current longing?
A little scooty-bootin' in the puckerbrush would be nice, but since people have an aversion to the whole "getting to know you" thing that I have going on, I'll settle for coffee.. LOL

Current disappointment?
See previous question

Current annoyance?
See previous previous question

Last thing you ate?
Your... no.  Wait.  I'm not going there.  Plus, that's just gross.  I'd probably make a great lesbian - if it weren't for the whole vagina thing.  Everyone ever notice that just about everything you eat just turns to poop?

Last thing you bought?
Groceries.  Yesterday. 

Pick a lyric, any lyric or a song...
"I learned more from a 3 minute record than I ever did in school"

Pick a movie quote...
"The two youts?"  "Do you meow know how meow fast you were meow going meow?"

Saturday, April 5, 2014

How's that for knowledge there conjunction junction?





50 years ago this week, The Beatles made history with this song (hear it here). They became the first and only act in history to hold all 5 of the top slots in the Billboard Hot 100.


1) In this song, Beatle Paul offers to buy his girl a diamond ring. Do you wear rings?Sometimes - I have a couple.  But it seems like every time I do, someone is like - ooh, did you get engaged?  married?  How about no - jerkface - that's the only finger they fit on.  LOL

2) This song was written by boyhood friends John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who went on to become the most successful songwriters of the 20th century. Tell us about  your best friend from "the old neighborhood." Do you know where he or she is today?


Karen L.  We lived next door until I was in 2nd grade (I think?), and then we moved up the street (same street, different house) to a bigger house.  I know where she is.  Well, not right this second, but yeah.  I know where she is, and her brother AND her mother!  How's that for knowledge there conjunction junction? 
*edited to add this picture.  Damn we were cute!!  And really - I haven't changed.  LOL



3) The Ed Sullivan Theater, where the Beatles first performed to a mass American audience, is now the home of The Late Show with David Letterman. Do you have a favorite late night talk show?

I always liked Letterman, I now love Jimmy Fallon and wish I could stay up late enough to watch Craig Ferguson.  I could just listen to him talk all night.  LOL

4) In 1964, when this song became #1, one of top TV shows was My Favorite Martian. Do you believe in life on other planets?Come on, really.  There are thousands of planets, stars, moons, etc. out there - we CAN'T be the only ones..  Can we?

5) In those days, homes had rotary dial phones, often affixed to the wall, with the receiver always tethered by a curly cord. Does your home still have a landline phone?Yep.  But we don't answer it, or really use it.  My internet was cheaper with the landline, go figure.  I give that number to bill collectors.  LOL

6) 1964 was the year GI Joe first appeared on toy shelves. Tell us about one of your favorite childhood toys. Raggedy Ann.  And then my older siblings threw her out the window into the alley below where the mean dog was.  Never saw her again. 

7) Ringo was the first Beatle to become a grandfather. His granddaughter, Tatia, is now a rock musician. If you were to follow your grandfather into his chosen profession, what would you be doing now?One was a Boston cop, the other was a painter.  He was a house painter, and, according to my aunt Harriet's memories?  He's the one that convinced them to paint the White House white, you know.  (She was a very very gullible child).. LOL

8) Paul McCartney admits he enjoys watching MasterChef. What show do you go out of your way to catch?Oh dear.  Everyone knows not to call my house on Sunday nights.  The Walking Dead is on.  Call me then, and Imma gonna bust-a you up-a...

9) The paparazzi has often caught Paul pedaling a bike around Martha's Vineyard. What's your favorite form of exercise?

Pedaling a bike around on Martha's Vineyard.  I love Martha.  She has the BEST island..
And if you're a fan of Jaws?  That's me and Stella, in the water after jumping off the Jaws Bridge.  LOL


Happy Weekend!!
 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Great, now I'm hungry!

20Q


Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. 
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From Bzoink

The 20Q Meme

1. When you buy a greetings card are the words or the picture more important to you?
Words are so much more important!
 

2. What's your favorite kind of cake?
Cake?  Did someone make cake?  I love cake.  Cake. Cake. Cake.  Oh, my favorite?  Any.  With carbs.  And frosting.  Yum.  Thanks, though.  Now I'm hungry and want cake.  Mmmmmm cake....

3. Do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them? 
Sometimes.  Sometimes I get a great picture and pass it on.  Sometimes I - yeah.  Never mind.  I buy them.  LOL

4. You are chosen to have lunch with the President. The condition is you only get to ask one question. What do you ask?
Wanna play hooky?

5. Which do you dislike most: pop-up ads or spam email?
Both.  Aren't they both spam in some fashion?

6. What was the best party you've ever been to?
Um, really?  The one with your mom.  And the party in my pants is always the best!  LMAO  Jesus.  I don't know!

7. Which is worse, being in a place that is too loud, or too quiet?
You can always add background noise, you can't necessarily take it away.

8. You are offered an envelope that you know contains $50. You are then told that you may either keep it or exchange it for another envelope that may contain $500 or may be empty. Do you keep the first envelope, or do you take your chances with the second?
Well, that's a dumb question.  Catch me at the casino with the first envelope!

9. Do you wish cellphone etiquette was a required class upon purchasing one?
Can you hear me now?!  WHAT?  Oh..  sorry.  I didn't realize the movie started..

10. What's the most messed up food combination that you've had that was actually good?
Scrambled eggs with grape jelly.  I went to a sleepover when I was a wee lass, and the mom made me try it.  It was delightful!

11. What's one of your most random pet peeves (something that annoys you)?

Bad grammar.  I "seen" that... Makes me NUTS..

12. When is the last time you had home cooking?
Ahhhhhh well, I'm home.  And I cook.  So, um, all the time? 

13. If you could be a fictional character from a book who would you choose?
Tigger?  Because Tiggers are wonderful things...
14. If you could be in a television sit-com, which would you choose?
Oh, it's going to be a new one.  Me.  Melissa McCarthy.  Based on The Heat.  We'll be partners, and we will KILL it.  Oh, and I get to find the Chief's balls.  LOL

15. If you could be any animal or creature for one day, what would it be?
oh, this one is easy - a fly.  On a wall.  LOL

16. What's your favorite girl's name?

Um.  Mine?

17. What's your favorite boy's name?
John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt.

18. What's your supermarket of choice?
Usually Meijer, but lately I've been rediscovering Aldi!

19. If you were to attend a costume party tonight, what or whom would you go as?
Ok.  #1?  It's Sunday.  I don't go out and go crazy on Sunday nights.  #2?  It's Sunday.  Which means it's Walking Dead night.  Which means I'm not going anywhere!  #3?  It's the season finale, so ask me again next week.  LOL

20. What is your concession stand must-have at the movies?
Just a soda.  Once in a while I'll get plain popcorn, but that's it.  I've never liked the buttered - blech.  But even the plain is so salty, it's silly.   But one thing I've always liked?  Plain popcorn and M&M's.  I knew about chocolate covered popcorn before anyone else.  It's just delightful... Mmmmmm..... now I'm hungry.  I want cake, popcorn AND M&M's!  


Happy Sunday1

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The one where the picture gets to come into play again..

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!


Saturday 9: Too Close (2011)
Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.


1) This song is about a friendship that turned romantic ... and it doesn't end happily. Have you ever crossed that line with a friend? If so, how did it work out?
Nope.  Ever hear the expression "don't shit where you eat"?  It's true. 

2) When he was a kid, this week's singer, Alex Clare, listened to his dad's Stevie Wonder records. When you were in 7th/8th grades, what music were you into?
Oh Jesus... Shawn Cassidy?  Partridge Family?  I'm a product of the 70's.  LOL
3) "Too Close" has been featured on the TV show, The Vampire Diaries. Do you enjoy shows/books/movies about the supernatural?
I can't get into anything vampire.  The books, movies, all of it - no interest.  Now zombie stuff - I'm all over.  So bummed that the season finale is tomorrow night of The Walking Dead.  My favorite show..

4) Some of Alex Clare's tour dates were sponsored by Bud Light. Do you like beer?  I love the fact that I can just answer a question with this: 


5) Mr. Clare trained to be a chef, just in case the music thing didn't work out. Are you a good cook?
Damn good cook.  I'm a great cooker.  And baker.  And today, I am going to cook (very slowly) a beef brisket.  mmmmmmmmmmmmm


6) Crazy Sam is forever running out of mayo because she slathers it on her sandwiches. What is currently on your grocery list?
According to the boy we have no food in the house.  So, apparently "FOOD".   LOL

7) Where are you most likely to find spare change -- between the sofa cushions, in your jeans as you toss them into the washer, or under the floor mat of your car?
Jeans.  That's it. 

8) How did you spend your Friday night -- working late, hanging out with friends, or just enjoying a quiet night at home?
Went out to celebrate a friend's birthday, and ended up home around 1 or so?  I was po'ful tired.  And no, not drunk.  Just tired.  LOL
9) Do you use Pinterest?
I have found many MANY projects that I want to complete there.  It's such a time suck, it's not even funny. 

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Probably too many, and we'll leave it at that.

Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. 
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From For The Adventure

The 17 Meme

1. Do you know triplets? 
Not personally, I know their parents (there are a few sets) LOL  (by the way - did everyone notice the proper use of there and their? - Just checking LOL)

2. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
I prefer The Walking Dead.  The Notebook was sweet and sad. 

 
3. Have you ever eaten Indian food?
Too many times to count, but if you go to the place on Westnedge - stay away from the garlic sauce.  We all had the trots that afternoon.  LOL

4. What’s the name of your favorite restaurant?
Mmmmmm  Food Dance.  You should check it out.  www.fooddance.com

5. Who’s your favorite person in the world?
Easy.  This one:



6. Would you rather live in a rural area or in the suburbs?
Why can't I have a little of both?  I'm surrounded by corn fields, and 20 min from downtown.  I have the best of both worlds :)

7. Can you whistle?
Does a bear.. wait. you don't want to see that damn picture any more.  Yes.  I can whistle.  LOL  Not the loud type though.  You know -with 2 fingers in your mouth and you can shut up a room?  Not that kind. 

8. Do you sleep with a nightlight?
No.  Do you? 

9. Do you eat breakfast every morning?
Most important meal of the day!

10. Do you take any pills or medication daily?
I do!  I take Celexa, which makes me not give a shit about stuff that I really shouldn't give a shit about.  LOL

11. How many times have you been to the hospital as a patient?
Inpatient?  Outpatient?  ER?  I need more specifics. 

12. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?
Yes, as a matter of fact, half my neighborhood did - on the side of my house!  I have a projector, and we hook it up and on the summer nights when the temperature is just right?  Movie night.  It's the bomb diggity.   

13. Where do you buy your jeans?
Wherever..

14. What’s the last compliment you got?
Oh Jesus... I don't know.  LOL

15. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?
Sometimes.  Sometimes I wake up really pissed off at someone because I had an argument with them in the dream.  I'll call them and yell at them for it.  LOL

16. What flavor tea do you enjoy?
I'm a fan of the Earl Grey.  Mmmmm.... I usually don't drink tea unless I'm sick, though.  But my go to is EG, and then after that I'll do some nice Chai.  :)

17. What social media sites do you use?

What?  You want to stalk me there, too? Probably too many, and we'll leave it at that.  

Saturday, March 22, 2014

The one with no cobwebs or spitting!

Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!


Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.
1) This song refers to the merengue and the cha-cha. Are you a good dancer?
I can chair dance with the best of them!  LOL

2) Dances like the merengue and cha-cha are featured on Dancing with the Stars. Are you a loyal DWTS viewer?
I can chair dance... oh, wait.  No - I don't watch it.  I've tried a couple of times and just can't get into it. 
3) The Copa girl in the song, Lola, wears yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there. If we were going to the clubs tonight, what would you wear?
Jeans.  T-shirt.  Something comfortable.  I'm past the whole "dressing up to go out" stage.  I'm over 40.  I don't give a shit.  LOL   I actually posted something this week that was incorrectly attributed to Andy Rooney - I don't really care who wrote it, I still love it.  You can read about it here:  http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/olderwomen.asp

4) The real Copacabana nightclub was on East 60th Street in New York. It was used as a setting for the movie Goodfellas. Do you have a favorite mobster movie? 
Married to the Mob?  My Uncle Vinny?  LOL  Hands down - the Godfather series..

5) Our featured artist, Barry Manilow, has unfortunately spent a great deal of this young century in the hospital -- broken nose, face lift, chest pains and two hip surgeries. Tell us about your most recent trip to the doctor, ER, or dentist.
I won't tell you where, but you can imagine... There was a large wand inserted and it sort of looked around.  Didn't spit.  And great news - NO cobwebs!!

6) Manilow told US Magazine that he enjoys nude sunbathing. Have you ever skinny dipped or sunbathed au naturel?
Oh - in answer to someone's question before, you can tell that it's a bears because of what it contains - believe it or not.  The vegetation is a clue. 
7) Before he became famous as a performer, Manilow was a very successful jingle writer. "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there …" and "You deserve a break today at McDonald's …" were his. Tell us about a TV commercial you saw recently.
I saw a new (to me) ETrade one with the kid, and there is a cat there as his sidekick.  Hysterical. 

8) The Manilow faithful are known as Fanilows and proudly wear Barry hoodies, wristwatches and even dog tags. Do you have any clothes that feature a recording artist?
I have many different Springsteen shirts, from many different concerts.  I have a couple of DMB shirts from different shows, Van Morrison from Dublin (that one I never wear, but there was no questioning the need to buy it LOL), prolly a lot more.  Oh, and here's a yummy Bruce picture for you :)

9) In 2005, Manilow refused to respond when Larry King inquired about his sexuality. Do you think it's rude for interviewers to ask personal questions? Or is it something a performer should expect because it goes with the job?
Personally, I think if you are a celebrity - you have chosen to put yourself out there - but sometimes people get a little bit too intimate with their questions.  I don't care what goes on in Barry's bedroom, do you?  Ew.  



Happy Saturday!  I'm having company this weekend, my cousin that is more like a little sister is coming up for the weekend, and Monday we're going to attend this fabulous party for the release of the summer brew by local brewer, Bell's Brewery.  Their summer brew is Oberon, and you can always tell when it's spring, because Oberon is released.  :)  They put on a big party all day - and we are going to partake!  Don't judge me because I took a day off for a beer.  Really.  It's not just any beer.  It's Oberon.  It's delightful.  It's delovely.  Groove is in the heart...

Hope all is well with everyone in the interwebbies.  I'm grateful for another day to try and get it right :)

 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The one with the bears again, and cornflower blue eyes..

Let's go!!!

The Yeah Meme


From FYeah, Surveys!

Do you have another window or tab open? If so, what are they for?
Two, as a matter of fact..  Oh.  Wait.  Three.  Email, Facebook and the Sunday Stealing page.  :)

Do you like to cook/bake? Um... really?  Wait.  Does a bear shit in the woods?



What are you currently listening to? Silence... it's pretty nice. 

How long have you lived in the house you live in? oooh fun.  I can answer this with pictures!  In May/June, 2008 it looked like this:



And then September, 2008 it looked like this!

 
You should see the neighborhood now!  Clowns to the left of me, jokers on the right..  not really LOL  But houses all around!


Are you tired? 

Again?  Does a bear shit in the woods?  LOL  It's Sunday.  For some reason I've been going out every Saturday night lately.  So, um.. Yeah.   I'm tired.  

Do you pick your words carefully, or just tend to blurt everything out? LOL I'm sorry.  We haven't met yet.  I'm Kathy.  Blunt from Boston.  LOLOL

Are you nice to everyone? Here's my deal.  You're nice to me?  I'm nice to you.   Plain and simple.  Yes, it really can be as easy as that..  BUT
Mess with my kid?  I'll be your worst nightmare ever.  Just ask his father. 


Have you ever tripped in public?
Wow... I can use this again!  Does a bear..


 



Are you a morning person or a night person? I am nothing until I've had at least 1/2 pot of coffee..

Is it easier to forgive or forget? Oh, I'll forgive.  But I won't forget.  Unless I get Alzheimers.  Then we'll all be best friends every day!  There's an adult foster care home called "New Friends Dementia Home" or something like that.  It totally cracks me up.  Because every day - they're new friends! 

Is there something that’s recently shocked you? This whole Malaysian plane thing.  Really.  It's not a needle in a haystack, or is it?  How do you hide a big ass plane?  And didn't anyone on board have a cell phone?  Come on now... 

Which is harder: walking away from somebody you love or coming back? Hmmmm.... I've done both.  Came back twice - both times should have kept walking.  You live and you learn.  Neither is easy.

What were you doing at midnight last night? Drinking a delightful Raspberry Ale.  With a glowing green plastic ice cube.  It was pretty... See?



What color are your eyes?
Blue... But not a cornflower blue, that's for sure.   More like baby blues... :)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Does a bear shit in the woods?


Welcome to Saturday: 9. What we've committed to our readers is that we will post 9 questions every Saturday. Sometimes the post will have a theme, and at other times the questions will be totally unrelated. Those weeks we do "random questions," so-to-speak. We encourage you to visit other participants posts and leave a comment. Because we don't have any rules, it is your choice. We hate rules. We love memes, however, and here is today's meme!

"The Unicorn" was selected because Monday is St. Patrick's Day. Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here.

1) This song was recorded by The Irish Rovers. While it's said that on St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish, can you honestly claim Irish heritage?
Aye, but of course!

2) According to the 2000 Census, Massachusetts is the state with the largest percentage of residents of Irish descent. Have you ever been to The Bay State?
Well, considerin' that was where I was fer shur born, I suppose so!  So that should bolster your opinion of my #1 answer :)


3) Other than St. Patrick, what is Ireland famous for?Now this is when I wish I had my negatives turned into a disc full of pictures..  The Cliffs of Moher..  Castles,  Guinness, Waterford Crystal, Beleek, Guinness, great golfing, beautiful lush countryside, colored sheep, gorgeous drives (on the wrong side of the road, ye know)..

4) St. Patrick's Day is celebrated the world over. They even watch marching bands and wave Irish flags on St. Patrick's Day in Moscow. Does your town have a St. Patrick's Day parade? Yes, and it's actually happening right now.  But I decided that you, my faithful readers, were more important.  :)  Or sleeping in.  You decide.  LOL

5) "The wearing o' the green" is one way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Will you wear something green in honor of the day?In my younger, thinner days, I had a wee little bit of a thong with four leaf clovers on it.   This year?  I think I'll wear my (green) Boston with a shamrock t-shirt :)

6) Have you ever had green beer?Does a bear shit in the woods?  Oh wait.. Here.  You decide... And if you haven't had it, just be prepared for some colored poop of your own... lol



7) Have you ever ordered a Shamrock Shake at McDonald's?To be sure, they're a wee bit better with the Oreos mixed in..

8) A four-leaf clover is considered good luck. Do you have a lucky charm? To turn serious for a minute... I had a bit of a health "scare" this week and while I was waiting for some results - which thank God turned out to be nothing - I wore my mother's ring.  Not sure if that brought me luck, but not sure if it didn't either.  :)

But it was a long few days.  Thinking the worst, and then finding out the best.  Whew!

9) Speaking of Lucky Charms, they are magically delicious.  What brand of cereal is in your kitchen right now?
They're magically full of sugar, they are!  LOL  Honey Nut Cheerios, Krave (another junk one), Honey Nut O's, Chocolate Cheerios, Peanut Butter Cheerios (which, mixed with the chocolate ones - is quite tasty)...


Happy Saturday, and appreciate the good things in life :)