Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Two Memes in One Meme Meme - Happy Easter!

1: Who is your favorite Musical Artist from when you were a teenager?
When I was a teenager I liked hair bands of the 80s.... But -- SURPRISE -- I didn't have a favorite.  

2: Who is your favorite game show host?
I don't watch game shows, or much (if any) television for that matter.  I did, however, always like Richard Dawson on Family Feud when I was a kid.  He was SUCH an ugly little dwarf, but he was entertaining.  I always remember getting grossed out at how he kissed everyone.

3: Who is your Favorite Blog hosting service?  I don't have one.  Why is "Favorite Blog" capitalized?  The author keeps capitalizing random words, it's bugging me.  Grrrrr...

4: If you could meet anyone again from your childhood, who would it be?  I'm actually still in touch with most (if not all) of my best friends from childhood.  Thanks to the power of e-mail, text and cell phones!  Elaine, Shannon, Lori, Tamara, Kathryn, Michelle, Amy... the list goes on and on and on!  Love my friends!

5: Where did you want to live when you were growing up?  The moon.  I was going to be an astronaut and built a huge compound on the moon.  Unlike Ernie (below), who apparently had other ideas.

6: What is the most interesting piece of Trivia that you know?  WHY is Trivia capitalized? OH MY GARSH this is driving me to drink!!!  Interesting is up to the audience.  What I consider interesting would probably make my 8 year old roll his eyes.  This is too vague and ambiguous.

7: If you could live in any point of history when would it be and why?  I would love to live in the 50s in the doo wap music era...with big skirts, horned rimmed glasses, teased hair and awesome cars!  They have some of the (start of the) modern conveniences.

I also think it would be amazing to live in the days when men were workers and women homemakers.  Days when... you made from scratch... you sewed from scratch... you built from nothing... you farmed your land... when times were real... not superficial... sometimes downright hard.   

However, I would be the old spinster with no children because they didn't have epidurals and epidurals are my friend. No one gets a trophy for having a baby without one.

8: What is the most interesting job you have ever had?  I worked at the Communications Office at a sheriff's office as a 911 call-center (police/fire/ambulatory dispatch center) supervisor.

9. Please share one middle school memory. It can be good, bad, ugly, funny. Pictures or words, I don't care, just share.  I remember going to Mid Cities skating rink.  RJ Reneau was there.  He liked me.  Stacey Bennett was there.  She liked him.  So, because he liked ME, she hated ME.  She wanted to fight ME.  Because, you know, attempting to kick MY ass would just automatically make HIM like HER.  Does anyone see how absolutely asinine that is?  THIS is why girls are stupid.  Oh, yeah, and she's still a bitch today, too.  Some things don't change.

10. What's your favorite Beatles song?  I'm not a big fan of the Beatles... but I do like a few songs.  With A Little Help From My Friends... because I do.  

11. If I asked you to describe your most comfortable outfit, what would it be?  Flannel pajamas.... Wait, IS that even an outfit?  Who cares.  It's MY blog...yes it is!  

12. Would you rather host a party or be a guest?  Host.  I'm freakin Martha beyotches!!!!  

13. Do you think we will move completely from traditional books to digital ones, and if we do, are you OK with that?  No, I don't.  There will always be people that want, crave and need the physical book...the pages to turn... the ink to smell... they need that comfort.  
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14. Do you learn best by reading, listening or experiencing?  Yes.  I have actually taken multiple tests to determine my reading style and I'm dead center of everything.  Of the four primary documented styles of learning... I'm right in the middle.  It's a blessing and a curse but I can read and learn.... I can listen and learn... I can see and learn...  I can do and learn... I can hypothesize and learn.  I'm an odd duck.  My learning style -- is simply *however* I have to learn... TO simply learn. 

15. If you are (or when you were) single, what is the kiss of death for you concerning the opposite sex? (That is, what is one trait or behavior or habit or anything at all that immediately turns you off from considering that person a potential match for you?)  I have so many little pet peeves about other people that I'd probably be the WORST person to ask this question.  However, since you did ask... I'd say kiss of death -- smoker.  I can't STAND smoking.  It makes EVERYTHING stink -- your hair, your fingers, your clothes, your breath, your home, your car.. the ashes going everywhere... it's disgusting!

16. Snacks. Salty or sweet?  Yes.  I usually have no preference...if I want a snack, I want a snack.  Period!

17. Look around you in a four foot radius. What object is around you that you didn't realize was there or forgot was there? How long has it been there? I'm sitting on a stuffed Boston terrier.  I thought it was my dog behind me in the chair.  It's not.  It usually is.... 
boston terrier stuffed animal

18. What is your favorite Tom Cruise movie?  I HATE PICKING FAVORITES!  I like Interview With A Vampire, A Few Good Men, Jerry Maguire, The Firm and Far and Away.  I have no interest in SEEING modern day Tom Cruise films knowing what a whack job he is with the whole Scientology thing.  Really turns me off.  That and the whole Oprah couch thing...

And, while I'm on a Cruise rant...I wish they'd let the whole Mission Impossible thing DIE ALREADY.  If it were IMPOSSIBLE you wouldn't keep coming out with MORE F*CKING MOVIES!  Maybe you should call it "Mission ALMOST Impossible" or "Mission-We'll-Create-A-Sequel-For-Anything-That-Sells".  

19. You buy a bottle of shampoo and discover that you don't like what it does to your hair at all. What do you do with that full bottle?  Use it on the dogs... or give it to the kids... I have no problem trashing something I don't like.  Sometimes, however, dogs need their crazy locks tamed, too.  See?  Don't you think that mop needs some Pantene?

20. Your favorite spring comfort food? (Last week it was beverage.)  I don't have one.  I know... I know... I'm boring!  

31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 31


Day 31 - Self portrait and explain what you liked most about this challenge.

Happy Easter.  

Thanks to Tiffany for putting together a fun meme.  I liked most finding other amazing writers out there to follow and engage with.  

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Saturday 9 - I Don't Want To Wait

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: I Don't Want to Wait

1) Are you impatient?  It depends on what I'm doing... where I am... who is with me... I'm extremely impatient with incompetence.  I'm extremely impatience with stupidity.  However, I have sat down for thirty minutes with my child when he was trying to learn to tie his shoes... even though I could have done it in three minutes... we sat there and let him do it so that he could be proud that HE did that HIMSELF.  

I bake.  One MUST be patient to bake.

I create.  Works of beauty and art take time.  I can walk away and let media dry.  No problem.

I kind of live by the mentality that Rome wasn't built in a day and so when it comes time to be patient for something I TRULY want... I may bitch, whine and complain... but I am the most patient person on the planet.

2) Do you believe some people have a gift for predicting the future?  No.  I believe situations such as that are purely coincidental.  

3) The microwave is a great invention for those who "don't want to wait." What was the last thing you prepared in yours?  Prepared?  I don't "cook" in the microwave.  I just reheat.  I reheated half a burrito and ate it for lunch.  

4) This was the theme of the TV show Dawson's Creek. Michelle Williams, a costar on the show, went on to earn multiple Oscar nominations. Name another performer who started out on TV and then became a movie star.  Jennifer Aniston was on Friends and then went everywhere.  Adam Sandler started on SNL and now is a movie dude.  

5) What's the last bit of advice you received?  "Be careful."  My mom as I drove away from her house.

6) What's the last advice you gave?  I suggest you pick that up now or I'm going bust your butt.  (To Benji... and he didn't heed... so I marched to the kitchen to retrieve the wooden spoon.  He picked it up, put it up and ran up the stairs to his room.)

7) Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What leaves you feeling refreshed or rejuvenated?  Time away alone.  I need that now a LOT.  I need no dishes, no laundry, no taxi service, no tv, no phone, no cooking, no cleaning, no NOTHING. I want to be in a tiny cabin alone for a weekend... well, with my dog, Lola, because she gets rather depressed when I leave because she's quite co-dependent.

8) Easter is also recognized as the start of the spring season. What are you looking forward to this spring?  Being able to go for jogs outside without the cold air burning my lungs.  If it's below 45 degrees, this woman isn't going.  I hate the feeling of my lungs burning. I hate my nose running.  I hate my lips and cheeks getting chapped.  It's JUST not worth it to me.  I have to ENJOY exercise in order to do it... that, I do NOT enjoy.

9) Which would you rather find in your Easter basket: yellow marshmallow chicks (aka Peeps) or a chocolate bunny?  ... a chocolate-covered marshmallow bunny!  :) 

31 Day Blog Challenge - Day 30


Day 30 - What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

This will probably come as NO surprise.  I love vanilla.  I'm a lover of all things -- vanilla.  Plain Jane creamy, sweet, delicious, frozen, delectable, scrumptious... vanilla.

Blue Bell is THE BEST!  If you don't live where they sell it I just feel sorry for you and so I'll say (as us Southern girls are known to say to those who are in a less fortunate situation that TRULY sucks), "Well, bless your heart!"

Friday, March 29, 2013

Five Question Friday

1. How often should adults have birthday parties?  As often as they want.  It's **their** birthday.  Now, just because they CHOOSE to have a party every year doesn't mean that it's something everyone **else** wants to celebrate BIT that doesn't negate the fact that the birthday girl (or guy) could choose to have a party.  

Frankly, however, I think parties should be reserved for 

a) those that want them 

b) the decades (30, 40, 50, etc.) 

c) and they should never include wait staff singing.

2. What was your room decorated like when you were a child?  When I was a little girl I had shag green carpet and my room had white walls.  I had a white bedspread that had print that resembled a quilt (but it wasn't a quilt).  It looked like the squares were made of ribbon and the colors of the flowers in each "square" were orange and yellow with accents of green.  

3. Do you have any traditions for Easter? If so, what? and do you have a why behind that?  Nope.  I mean, we do the baskets... the egg hunt... the food.  Once upon a time, I went to church... but it's just an ass whip with a two year old and frankly, not worth the struggle to me.  An exercise in futility... and I hate being called to pick him up.

4. Do you get Good Friday off? If so, any plans?  I never get any days off...are you freakin kidding me?  I'm a mom.

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5. Did you wear hats & white shoes to church on Easter? (Or was that just in the South?)  I think once.. as a kid... and then my mom wised up and realized how ridiculous that was.

Friday Fill Ins

easterIt's that most wonderful day of the week!  FRIDAY!  Time for Friday Fill-Ins. we go!

1. If I could go anywhere on a road trip, I'd go to Estes Park, Colorado!  Who's with me?  I love the warm days (in the summer) and the cool nights.  I love the snow.  I love the Aspens.  I love the scenery.  I love the touristy spots.  It's my most favorite place on the planet! 

2. Not trying your best... at everything you attempt is something I don't understand.  

3. Easter makes me think of Cadbury eggs and Peeps.

4. Laying in the hammock with a good book is the best way to relax (short of taking a nap)!  (Yes, this is me... in my hammock... with my Chuck Taylors on.)

5. It looks like Spring but it doesn't FEEL like it.

6. A homemade strawberry-banana smoothie is one of my favorite healthy snacks.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to NOTHING, tomorrow my plans include nothing fun: a baseball game, a birthday party, cleaning house, laundry and a trip to the grocery store  and Sunday, I want to watch Benji enjoy hunting eggs, spend time with the family enjoying Easter lunch!