Saturday, July 19, 2014

She was right, Christian Mingle would probably be a bad idea..

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: Ring of Fire
(because country music was recommended by Colletta's Kitchen's Sink)


If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) Recorded by Johnny Cash, "Ring of Fire" was written by his wife, June Carter. Johnny's daughter Roseanne says it's about "the transformative power of their love." What's your favorite love song?
I really like "Happy" by Bruce Springsteen..  but other than that?  Don't really have one.  I'll let you know when I find it.

2) Though more than 50 years old, this song is still popular today. Country Music Television named it one of the best and most requested of all time. Are you a country music fan?
Damn skippidy straight!

3) This recording features mariachi horns, inspired by Mexican folk music. Have you ever been to Mexico? 
I have!  Spent a week in Cancun with a bunch of friends..  good times... good times...

4) Cash's birth certificate said, "J. R. Cash," and "J.R." is what his parents always called him. When he enlisted in the Air Force, Uncle Sam refused to let him simply go by initials, so he chose the name "John." If you could choose a different name for yourself, what would it be?
  I actually introduced myself as Ingrid to someone last night.  He told me his name was Fred, and I figured if he was lying then so should I.  LOL   And he was a friend of a friend, and an absolute hoot.  When he walked away, I asked my friend if he was single, and sadly, he was not.  Her daughter then proceeded to ask me if I was "churchy"...  Which I'm not, and told her as much.  She then informed me that "Christian Mingle" probably wouldn't work for me.  

5) Cash and his first wife, Vivian, had their first date at a roller skating rink. Tell us about one of your first dates.
I went on a date with a guy that worked for the same company, but in another location.  He showed up with black pants, black jacket and a bright yellow shirt.  I couldn't get the image of a bumble bee out of my head.  Nice guy, but I just wasn't feeling it..

6) Cash died in September, 2003, four months after he lost his second wife, and love of his life, June. The cause of death given was complications from diabetes, but his children believe he died of a broken heart. Do you think that's possible? 
I remember once feeling like I was going to die when the boy's father and I broke up (and I broke up with him, for the record).. now I realize that was one of two things.  1.  Gas or 2.  Growing pains.  Or maybe it was a combination of the two..

7) Cash was known as "The Man in Black." What color do you wear most often?
I'm wearing blue and green right now..

8) There's a Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. What's the last museum you visited?
Oh dear... The Art Museum in Chicago, I think..

9) A stretch of Tennessee Highway 31E is known as "Johnny Cash Parkway." What street in your town is named for a famous person? 
I don't know, but I'm sure there's a Jeter Way in Kalamazoo somewhere...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

I was drinking tequila, it's all still fuzzy..

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 try to 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 meme. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme. 
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From Sweet Memes, our friend CAT!:
IF YOU COULD: 
Travel anywhere, where would it be?
Cruise around the world.  I mean, really - if money's no object.. why not?

 Meet anyone, who would it be?
I've come close to meeting Bruce, touched him even, but I would really really love to sit and drink with Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert.  That would be so much fun..

 Bring anyone dead back to life, who would it be?
Harriet. 

 Be anyone for a day, who would it be?
The Queen of England.  Why not?

 Get anything for free for the rest of your life what would it be?
Gas.  LOL

 Change one thing about your life what would it be?
Not sure, to change things would change where I am today, and I kind of like where I am today..

 Have any superpower what would it be?
the Cloak of Invisibility.  That would be AWEsome!

 Be any animal for a day which would you be?
A bald eagle

 Date anyone who would it be? 

Shit, I'd just be happy for a date right now. LOL
 Change one thing about the world what would it be? 
Tolerance. People should be more tolerant of others and their differences.  Stop fighting.  
 Live in any fictional universe which would you choose?
Narnia

 Eliminate one of your human needs which would you get rid of?
The need to pee every 45 minutes.  Damn that's a pain in my ass!

 Change one thing about your physical appearance what would it be? 

I've had Bell's Palsy twice, and it's gone away for the most part, but I have a droop in my left eye.  I'd like that to go away please..

 Change one of your personality traits which would you choose? 

None of 'em!
 Be talented at anything instantly what would you choose?
I'm already Queen of England, isn't that talent enough?

 Forget one event in your life which would you choose?
Doesn't matter- I was drinking tequila, it's all still fuzzy..

 Erase an event from history (make it so it never happened) which would you choose? 

Having read Stephen King's book about JFK, I'm not sure I'd erase any of them.  The Holocaust would be a top choice, though.  Too many good people gone, all but for the mind of a madman..
 Have any hair/eye/skin color, which would you choose?
I'm good.

 Be any weight/body type, which would you choose?
I'd like to look like Giselle Bundchen.  But then I'd be so busy with dates I wouldn't have time for myself.  LOL

 Live in any country/city, where would you choose?
I'll let you know when I come back from my world cruise.  Seattle is up there, though..

 Change one law in your country, which would you change?
Not so much a law, but everyone should have the right to marry who they choose.  It's not up to me or anyone else to choose that for them. 

 Be any height, which would you choose?  

Giselle Bundchen's
Have any job in the world, which would you choose? 
I would make a damn good detective.. just sayin'..
 Have anything appear in your pocket right now, what would it be? 

A few hundred dollar bills would be nice!
 Have anyone beside you right now, who would it be?

The man about to give me the cloak of invisibility, of course!


I finally have a day "off"... kind of.  I'm prepping for my lovely colonoscopy tomorrow.  Not a day when you really want to be far from the house.  Or the bathroom, even.   And just an FYI?  I'm rethinking the sleeping in instead of having breakfast before 8am.  Now I'm hungry.  LOL

Happy Sunday!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Adventure time? LOL

I Feel the Earth Move

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!




If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.


1) This song is from the album Tapestry, one of the all-time best-sellers (more than 25,000,000 copies sold worldwide). Is it in your collection? 
I actually used to own the 8 track.  LOL  How's that for dating myself?  One of my favorites!
2) It's about that glorious passion you feel when you first fall for someone. How many times have you been in love? 
hmmmmm.... I've been in lust a number of times, but earth-quaking, booty shaking love love?  Twice.
3) San Francisco radio stations briefly removed "I Feel the Earth Move" from their playlists after the 1989 earthquake. Have you ever been in an earthquake and literally felt "the earth move under your feet?"
No.  Bummer. 
 

4) Carole King is the first and only woman to win the Gershwin Prize for songwriting from the Library of Congress. Here's your chance to brag a little -- tell us about an accolade you have received.
I won honorable mention in a photography contest once.  a LONG time ago.  LOL

5) Carole wrote "You've Got a Friend," which was a mega hit for her good pal, James Taylor. King and Taylor have known one another for more than 40 years, but have never been romantically involved. Do you have any platonic friends of the opposite sex?
Yup.  And it's not even like Harry met Sally.  We're really just friends.
6) Like more than 80% of the population, Carole is right handed. Are you right handed, left handed (10%) or that most rare of all, ambidextrous (less than 10%)?
I can write with both hands, and do some things righty, some lefty - so I guess I'm one of the less than 10%..

7) One of Carole King's earliest hits was Little Eva's "The Loco-Motion." Little Eva was the teenager King hired to care for her young children. Tell us about a sitter who cared for you when you were little.
Wait, I'm supposed to remember that shit?  Hells no..
8) Beautiful is the title of the Broadway play about Carole King's life. If we were producing your lifestory, what would you want us to call it?
Aaaaaaaaaaadventure Time!

9) Carole wrote "Pleasant Valley Sunday," the Monkees' song about conspicuous consumption. When Crazy Sam looks at her crowded shelf of hair products (paraben-free conditioner, keratin-restoring conditioner, hair masque, hot oil conditioner …), she realizes she's guilty of it herself. Have you bought anything recently that you later decided was a waste of money?

Yeah.  I got the boy some pub chips with his grilled cheese last week.  He didn't like them.  I knew I should have gotten the cottage cheese!  LOL
 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Coach Store salespeople are dumb sometimes....

90, part three

  (OK, so I went back and looked at 1-60 and was thinking about doing them, because obviously I missed them, but um.. yeah.  Not gonna do it.  Sorry kids.  LOL)

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 try to 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 meme. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme. 
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From Survey Haven:

61. Do you like current pop stars?
Like as in, like-like?  Like I will die if Justin "put your damn shirt on and pull your stupid pants up" Bieber ever looked at me?   Or like as in "meh, I can stand what this person is passing off as music".  Which brings me to this.  How many of these pop stars can actually sing??  As in - take away the synthesizers, take away all the bubblegum bullshit - put them on a stage with a guitar and a microphone.  How many can SING??  Right?  Not that many..  There's a reason why they lip-synch. 


62. What is your least favorite chore? 

Seeing as how *I* own the house, I'm the one that delegates the chores, right?  Chores.  My mother used to make me trim the hedges.  I HATED trimming the hedges.  I butchered them so bad - every single time - on purpose.  She'd get pissed, my father would have to "fix" them - and I'd tell her - every single time - I HATE doing this, I don't know how to do it right, and get one of the boys to do it (you see, in my house, boys were allowed to sit on their asses all day and do nothing, the females did all the work) - needless to say, I did it so bad one time, that was the end of it.  And that became the "go vacuum the stairs" time.  Ugh.  

63. Last place you drove your car? 

That would be into my driveway.  What are we, 17?  

 64. Ever been out of the country? Why yes, a number of times.  You?  Greece, Ireland, London, Canada (many times), tropical islands, Mexico... blah blah blah...

 65. Where were you the last time you used a public bathroom? 

Where were you the last time you bought a condom?  Come on now!

 66. Could you handle being in the military? You can't handle the truth! 

 67. What is your average cell phone bill?
The amount that I've agreed to pay each month. 

 68. Who or what are you thinking about right now?
How dumb some of these questions are!

 69. When was the last time you laughed REALLY hard? I laugh every day - it's what makes the world go 'round, don'tcha know..

 70. How many pairs of shoes do you own? I'm not really a shoe person, I'm more of a purse gal.  And I lean towards Coach purses.  Except the one time I was with my friend Ashley at the Coach store in Chicago.. I had plans of buying one, if not two purses, and the salespeople walked past me to talk to my tall skinny (and very very broke) friend Ashley.  I, not being tall or thin, was completely overlooked and ignored.  As we walked out, I grabbed the manager and told her that not only had she lost a customer - I'd make sure that other people knew about how they treated me as well.  I refuse to go to that store again (and in reality none of the bimbos probably work there any more) - but I still love my Coach and buy online.  Coach outlet?  So dangerous...   So wait.  Where were we?  Oh.  Not enough to justify a closet of their own.

 71. Are your toes always painted?

Um, no

 72. How many piercings do you have? Enough to make your Dad happy

 73. What are you doing today? Your dad

 74. Have you ever been gambling?
Yeah, today I'm gambling that your Mom won't be home LOL

 75. When is the last time you updated your blog? Right.  This.  Second. 


I decided not to answer 76 - 90.  This one was dumb.  I'm sorry.   LOL

Although, I did like the last couple of questions.  YES, I'm happy with my life right now.  I have a job - it may not be my dream job, but it pays the bills.  I'm working on that - but at least I'm proactive about it, not sitting and beyotching about it.  I have a home.  Same thing - not my dream house, but it's a roof over my head and provides shelter for myself and my son.  I have my son.  He's such an awesome kid, it kills me.  Although right now he hasn't had a shower in a couple of days, and his teeth look fuzzy.  Anywhoooo - yeah.  I'm a happy person.  :)  There are always things that could be improved, but there are lots of things that could be worse.  

Also, if I could be anywhere right now?  Beach.  Ocean.  Ahhhhhhhhhh....

Happy Sunday - I actually got to sleep in today.  THAT makes me a happy happy person. 

 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

You mean it's not about a Corvette?



Saturday 9: LIttle Red Corvette (recommended by Smellyann
No link this week. Prince apparently is very strict about copyright infringement.
Not for nothing, but Prince is really a short little freaky deaky ding dong man...
1) The subject of this song is frankly sexual. Do you blush easily?
What?  I thought it was about a car?  Oh Jesus....

2) Prince is his real name (Prince Rogers, to be exact). Growing up, his relatives called him "Skipper." Do you have any nicknames within your family?
Some... For years my siblings called me "bubble butt".. (and you wonder why I don't speak to them any more??)  My mother called my brothers Booboos I and Booboos II.  Not sure about the other one.  I just call her "bitch"...
3) Prince says he's "obsessed" with Mozart and reads whatever he can find about the composer. What's the last book you read?
Some stupid one on my iPad.  I forget the name of it.  Now I'm reading The Circle.  Weird. 
4) Between Prince and The Beach Boys, the Corvette is a much sung-about car. Tell us about your vehicle. 
Seriously?  Take a look at the finest that Jeep has to offer... my Lucy 2.0.  She's a pretty girl, and loves to drive with her top off.  She was born in 2007, and I bought her a month or so ago - and she's still got less than 5,000 miles on her.  I'm taking care of that soon.. LOL

5) In the 1980s, when Prince was popular, MTV could turn a song into a hit. In 2014, how do you hear new music?
Through my ears???  What kind of a silly question is that.... pshaw! 

6) In 1982, when "Little Red Corvette" ruled the airwaves, Braniff Airways shocked the travel industry and threw passengers into chaos by declaring bankruptcy. When did you last fly? Did your trip go smoothly?

I flew back to Boston for my HS reunion in November.  Smooth like buttah!

7) 1982 is also the year Disney opened Epcot. Have you ever been to a Disney park?

HAH!  I went to Disney WORLD when they still used tickets to get in.  I was in 2nd grade, just a young pup. I can't remember how many times I've been, but I've taken Josh there twice, and we've been to Disney Land once.  I'm due.  LOL

8) 1982 is the year Cheers premiered. The sitcom was set in a bar where "everybody knows your name." Tell us about your favorite local bar or restaurant.

Well, first off - if you ever get to Boston, don't go to the Cheers bar.  It's not the right one.  That one is just a tourist trap.  I have a few local watering holes that I like.  Depends on the mood.  :)

9) The 1980s were considered a highpoint in professional tennis, with Jimmy Connors and John McEnroe dominating the sport. Do you play tennis?

No.  I think tennis is boring.  I'd rather do naked mud wrestling or something like that.  Oh.  Wait.  Whoops?  


Still crazy busy, but it's a good crazy busy.  Hope everyone is well! 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

exactly how busy IS a one-armed paper hanger?

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!




If you're not familiar with today's song, you can hear it here.

1) Eddie Fisher starred in a popular 1950s TV show, which was sponsored by Coca Cola. Do you have a favorite soft drink?
Diet Coke, but I'm not a huge soda drinking.  I would rather just drink water..

2) He was notorious for leaving his famous first wife for his very famous second wife. Can you name either of the women involved in this Hollywood scandal?
Oh come on now, we all know her by those eyes (well, yeah - and other things LOL) ....Elizabeth Taylor!

3) His oldest daughter, Carrie Fisher, is best known as Princess Leia from Star Wars. Are you a sci-fi fan?
Meh...

4) Since Sam's father is particular about his footwear and likes "a good pair of Cole Haan loafers," her Father's Day present to him is a DSW gift card. If we were to give you a gift card to any store or restaurant, which would you choose?
Oh, I'd take Home Depot or Lowes any time.  LOL

5) Sam's father hates it when she swears. When is the last time your cursed?
I don't fucking know...

6) Sam's father is a voracious reader. So much so that the local librarian knows him on sight and by name. How often do you visit your neighborhood library?
Not often enough, but now I'm into reading books on my iPad, so probably even less than I would before.  I love the technology, but hate that it's phasing out so many things that are near and dear.  But that reminds me of a story... I went to library school instead of nursery school (or maybe in addition, I'm not sure - I just know my mother wanted me OUT of the house LOL) and I got in trouble every time I was there for taking off my shoes.  Look, I still hate wearing them.  Dammit. 
 7) "A good used car is a better investment than a new car." That's what Sam's dad tells her when she's in the market for wheels. Share some other words of financial wisdom with us. 
If you can't pay cash, then think about whether or not you really REALLY need it..
8) Every car her father has ever owned had a pro-union bumper sticker. Do you have any bumper stickers on your vehicle?  
Not yet on Lucy 2.0 - but on Lucy 1.0, I put all the good ones that I'd been saving.  LOL
9) To celebrate Father's Day, Sam is giving away her father's favorite candy: LifeSavers. Would you prefer a roll of Wild Cherry, Butter Rum, Winter Green or Peppermint? 
Meh... not a big candy fan either.  Can I maybe have a piece of chocolate?
 
 
I've been busier than a one-armed paper hanger lately!  I did Relay for Life one weekend, then worked at a music festival another - I feel like today is the first time I actually have to sit down!
 
I've got two baseball players staying at my house, which makes my inner Aunt Harriet happy (she was ALL about baseball).  Lots of games - awesome!  They're college age, so it's fun to watch, and they're great guys to have around.  This weekend is the last of the graduation parties, and then I will have more time to breathe.. But I have to admit - it's kind of nice being so busy for a change!
 
Happy Weekend! 

Sunday, May 25, 2014

God is great, beer is good, people are crazy....

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 try to 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 meme. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") Sometimes we edit the original meme, to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, to select the best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from this new meme or recently asked questions from a previously featured meme. 
Let's go!!!


Random XV


From: That Forthright Girl  

1. How old is the oldest pair of shoes in your closet? 
I have UGGS that are probably 10 years old?  They have lasted me well, and are worth the money.  I will probably replace them this year. 
2. Did you buy Girl Scout cookies this year? If so, what variety?
Did you just call me fat?  WTF?  Don't you judge me.  If I got girl scout cookies and ate the whole damn box, what is it to you?  Sheeeshh... the nerve of some people..

3. Do you know how to ballroom dance? 
No, but I can do the bump like nobody's business
4. Were you a responsible child/teenager? 
Yes, it wasn't until my 20's that shit started to get realz..

5. How many of this year's Oscar-nominated movies did you see?
I actually made a list of ones that I wanted to see.  So far?  Dallas Buyers Club.  It was good.  Jared Leto?  Holy shit he deserved that award.  So did Matthew. 


6. If you're going to have a medical procedure done, such as having blood drawn, is it easier for you to watch someone else having the procedure done or have it done yourself? 
OK, let's think about this question.  If "YOU'RE" going to have it done?  How is it easier to watch someone else having a procedure that YOU are going to have?  Lets take some ownership here.  Really.  I had blood drawn yesterday.  Fasting labs.  She almost spilled the coffee I brought with me.  I told her if she did, we'd have a throw down.  She laughed and handed me the cup once she got the tube for the fasting labs.   I told her that I loved her.  In a non-sexual way, of course. 

7. What is your favorite day of the week and why? 
Each one that I wake up.  I get another chance to make it right.  :)

8. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received??
Well, we all know the worst (stupid Jens) but the nicest?  Lately?  A man got on the elevator with me at work, and told me as he was getting off that it was nice to have ridden the elevator with a pretty lady.  Now mind you, he could have been blind in one eye and couldn't see out of the other - but shit - I'll take it!  LOL


9. Do hospitals make you queasy?
No.  Should they?  I worked in an ER for over 15 years as a secretary/clerk.  I've seen so much *stuff* it's crazy - blood, guts, gunshot wounds, abused kids, you name it.  And the one thing that I almost lost my shit on?  A guy having the packing removed from a broken nose.  For some reason - that stuff makes me just want to hurl.  Snot rockets?  I want to puke even writing it. 

10. At which store would you like to max-out your credit card?
Probably Home Depot or Lowes.  LOL Yeah, I'm a home owner. 


11. Are you true to the brand names of products/items? Now, this question confuddles me.  I really like Yoplait yogurts, but if Chobani is on sale, I'm on it like a cheap suit.  And what if I'm true to a brand, and then it goes out of business?  Does that mean we've broken up?  Or that we're cancelled - like one of my favorite shows, Revolution? - those BASTARDS!  There are certain things I won't buy generic brands of, but one brand?  I am so not a one brand kind of gal.  Wait.  Maybe that's why I'm still single?  LOL 

12. Which is more difficult: looking into someone’s eyes when you are telling someone how you feel, or looking into someone’s eyes when he/she is telling you how he/she feels? You keep saying this word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.

13. What’s one thing you’re deeply proud of — but would never put on your résumé? Graduating college with my Bachelors, and a 3.4 GPA as a single mom, working full time.  Take THAT, Mr. Man.  And then, let's discuss what that $60K in student loans and degree have done for me.  Yeah.  That's right.  Squat.  I work as a secretary.  Not a paralegal.  I make more money as a secretary - believe it or not. 

14. What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made? 
What do you know about my character?  Who told you?  What did they say?  

15. What’s your personal anthem or theme song?
God is great, Beer is good, people are crazy :)

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Who is in the driveway topless??

Memorial Day was introduced to honor the men and women who died while serving the in the United States Armed Forces. We want to make sure that message is not forgotten this weekend.


The Star Spangled Banner

1) Are you a veteran? Are there veterans in your family? (We are grateful and want to hear about it.)
I am not, but there are a bunch in my family!  A few uncles, my brother and lots of other peeps. 

2) Memorial Day also kicks off the summer season. What's your favorite picnic food?  Hmmmmmmm how about a plate of pineapple brats, podada salad, some baked beans and a pickle?  Can't forget the pickle..

3) Let's celebrate the Memorial Day holiday with ice cream. What's your favorite flavor?
Really?  I'm on Weight Watchers.  Can we talk about points, please?  LOL  I love toasted almond anything.  Or key lime.  Or banana.  Or.... anything with nuts.  Yum..

4) This marks the weekend when Americans step up their outdoor activity and do things they may not have been able to do during the winter months. For example, when is the last time you rode a bike?
Last week I took mine out for a spin.  But let's talk about Lucy 2.0.  She's in the driveway, topless.  Nos THAT is my favorite outdoor activity!

5) Or went hiking?
I live in Michigan.  Where it's flat. 

6) Or rode a horse?
Oh, Jesus... now we're really pushing it. 
7) Or toasted a marshmallow?
Last year.  My neighbors roast 'em all the time.  In fact, they borrowed my roasting stick just last night!

8) As you answer these questions, is there an air conditioner or window fan on?
Nope, a cool breeze coming through the window, the smell of fresh cut grass and some little birdies singing.  Life is good.  :)

9) Crazy Sam needs your help: What song or a performer would you like to see featured in a Saturday 9 this summer? 
Bruce Springsteen
Blake Shelton
Miranda Lambert
How's that :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

The one where we met International Recording Artists... WAR!

Random Twenty




1. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach? Well, Friday night I ate something that bothered my stomach, and it sort of felt like butterflies before it was expelled.  Does that count?
2. What was your last alcoholic beverage? Last Friday I had some Pina Colada slush, made with a combination of coconut rum and key lime rum.  It was more than delightful.  Want some?  Hit me up.  I sell Tastefully Simple.  Their summer drink mixes?  More than worth the money.  LOL
3. Who can you trust?Me, myself and I.  The four of us have made many pacts together and not a one has been leaked to the paparazzi. 
4. Where was your first kiss with your current significant other? 
In the hospital.  After he was born.  But not until he was washed off.  Actually, now that I think of it, it was probably in the recovery room.  LOL
 
5. Favorite Band?
local band?  International recording sensation?  (In that case, it would be War)...  All around best live concert ever?  Everyone that knows me knows I'm a huge Springsteen fan.  I think it was high time the E Street Band got into the RRHOF.  One time when my friend Marianne and I were on Cape Cod, we met international recording artists, War (that is how they were introduced).  They (even at this point) were older than dirt, and wanted these two young hotties (we were very hot back then LOL) to accompany them across the street to their hotel room and smoke some weed.  We agreed to meet them there, and promptly got into our car and drove away.  Our brush with fame back in the day.  LOL
6. What is something you've learned about yourself recently? 
That as I've gotten older, I've gained a better understanding of what it's like to be new in a job and have no training.  I always HATED training new people, now I find it enjoyable and never thought I'd be at this point.
7. Do you like anyone?You.  If I pass you this note, will you be my friend - circle yes or no.  What kind of question is that?  LOL 
8. Do you know anyone who is engaged? 
Craziest thing - I know like 3 people that got engaged in the past few months, but others that are already engaged and heading down the white carpet runway soon?  Too many to count..
9. What's your favorite number?
42.  What's yours?

10. Who was the last person to make you cry?
Ok, so I know I'm a total sap and cry at the drop of a hat, but yesterday I was watching this NFL draft show, and it followed 4-5 young men that were eligible, and showed their point of view from what it meant to them and their families, and it was actually a really cool show.  One of the guys didn't go until the 3rd or 4th round, and it was just heartbreaking to watch him sit there and look at his phone repeatedly.  But it was so cool seeing them get the call, and realizing that their dream was a reality - they cried, I cried, we all cried together.  LOL

11. Did you ever go to camp as a kid? YMCA - day camp.  Never to overnight camp.
12. When was the last time you cried? What is this, the department of redundancy department?  See #10. 
13. What is one thing you miss about your past? 
The people that are no longer with us, you never think while someone is alive "if this was my last conversation with this person, what would I say".. And I find myself just wishing for 10 minutes with my mother, my aunts and uncles, all of those that have passed.  Life is short.  Life is precious.  Don't fuck with it, and don't keep those around that are negative or toxic.  
14. What is one thing you've learned about life? See #13  LOL
15. Are you jealous of anyone? Other than all my friends that got to see Bruce on this tour?  No.  I don't waste time being jealous or wanting something someone else has.  Ain't nobobdy got time for that!
16. Is anyone jealous of you?Oh Jesus, that'd be funny.
17. Has a friend ever used you?
BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!  That's a funny funny question.  Go do a search for the FFW.  LOL  Used.  I was.  But looking back, I think I allowed myself to be used, not knowing the extents that she would go to.
18. Has anyone recently told you that they like you more than as a friend?Yeah, but he was just looking for some quick ass - trying to relive some old glory days.  Blech.  Ain't nobody got time for that.
19. Who was the last person you drove with? 
Probably my friend Kim.  
20. What are you looking forward to?The future.  Who knows what it'll bring!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Who jumped the shark?

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 Frankly, My Dear.

A Movie Meme



1. What is your all-time favorite "costume" movie or period piece? 
Oh Jesus, I have no idea.  The curtains from Gone With the Wind?  LOL

2. What classic film would you nominate for a remake?
None of them.  There is a reason why they are classics - and should remain so.  Although - I will admit?  I'm kind of geeked for Godzilla.  LOL  I remember Saturday afternoons, hiding under the coffee table, watching Creature Double Feature.  Started at 1:00.  On Channel 56, I think.  :) 

3. Name your favorite femme fatale. 
Oh wow... not sure how anyone could have a favorite one of those.  lol

4. Name the best movie with the word "heaven" in its title.  
Jeez luiz, these are hard questions this week!  All Dogs go to Heaven.  Yeah, that's it..

5. Describe the worst performance by a child actor that you’ve ever seen. 
Jumping the shark.  Brady Bunch. 

6. Who gets your vote for most tragic movie monster?  
Oh that is easy, Frankenschtein...  of course..  or is that Frankenschtien? 

7. What is the one Western that you would recommend to anybody? 
The Magnificent Seven... One time my old roomie Marianne and I were watching it, and if our phone rang, we would say "Don't you know the Magnificent Seven is on?  This better be good!"..  this of course was back before Facebook or cell phones.  LOL

8. Who is your ideal movie-viewing partner?  
My friend Helen and I used to have a blast going to the movies.  I'd like to go see one with her again.  :) 

9. Has a film ever made you want to change your life? If so, what was the film? 
Not really.  Well.  Maybe the old Scrooge, where they show him in hell.  I realized then I never wanted to be an accountant..

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 watch. 
There is nothing about Bruce that would make it uncomfortable to watch.  Well, unless it was a sex scene.  Ain't nobody got time for that!

11. On the flip side, think of one really good scene/performance/movie from a performer that you truly loathe. 
Anything by Peter Wolf.  Can't stand him.  Love the music of J. Geils - but him?  Blech...

12. What movie has the best soundtrack? 
Hands down, Sleepless in Seattle.  Love it. 

13. Favorite actor with a mustache? (i.e: Charlie Chaplin, William Powell) 
Ron Jeremy.  LMAO... I don't know

14. Shadowy film noir from the 1940's or splashy colorful musicals from the 1950's? 
Singin' in the Rain!  They're both good genres...

15. Favorite classic Disney?
Anything involving Goofy or Tigger.  They're my favorites.  :)