Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Meme From Suburbia

Today we ripped off a blogger named Another Suburban Mom from the blog Another Suburban Mom. It is 20 questions, She says she got it from Dana. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Sunday Stealing: The Meme From Suburbia

1. What were you doing 10 years ago?  Ten years ago today?  Good God and Holy Moses!  I can't even remember what I wore yesterday... let alone what I was doing ten years ago?  SHEESH!  

OK, ten years ago, I was working as a paralegal in Dallas for one of the best attorneys I know.  That's the extent of what I remember.  I miss working... not the commute but definitely the feeling of accomplishment... getting something done... meeting new clients... being someone's "everything" and running the show.  Was an amazing feeling.  Yeah... don't have that so much anymore.  Thanks for the build up there on the self esteem.... I appreciate it... hater!

2. By this time next year, I ...will have a potty trained three-year-old!  

3. Do you think the United States will elect a female President in your lifetime? Do you think this would be a good thing?  I could care less if it's a male or female.  I only want it to be someone who is concerned about our country... its economy... terrorism... and leave the social agendas to the states to settle themselves.  Abortion shouldn't be on the federal platform.  Gay marriage shouldn't BE on the federal platform.  Reducing debt and making it UNCOMFORTABLE for those who are CAPABLE of gainful employment to continue to accept handouts from Uncle Sam.  Someone who is on the SIDE of business and not against taxpayers.  Someone who would, perhaps, entertain the thought of a flat tax so that everyone --- EVERYONE pays a fair share.  Someone who realizes that "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..." doesn't necessarily mean that you get housing, a cell phone, health insurance, food, etc. I want someone -- male OR female who will work for the greater good -- not the greater good of those not working!

4. Which fictional, TV show character you would shag anytime?  I don't watch telelvision.  But, I would have to say...Dr. Noah Drake from General Hospital... a.k.a. Rick Springfield. :)  SWOON!

And this one??? oh geez... I need a moment... UNGH!  Ok... now what were you asking?

5. Who is your greatest enemy?  Myself.  It's true.  I am my WORST critic, antagnoist, cynic, devil, opponent... 

6. Tell me about your most recent trip of more than 100 miles?  Road trip with the hubster from our home in Texas to Oklahoma City, OK, to see George Strait perform at his "Cowboy Rides Away" farewell tour.  It was a fantastic show.  I got a new lid!  Oh, and for the record -- No man can match him in a pair of Wranglers!

7. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?  OOOOH this is an EVIL question!  I'm a total word nerd and LOVE learning new words and uses for words that I may have forgotten.  I will say the dictionary... because the app on my phone  includes the thesaurus!  Ha!

8. Do you have a nickname? What is it?  Most often it's "Mooooooooooooooommmmmm!"  My friends call me "Ape" or "Apester".  But, you know, I've answered to, "Mrs. Josh's mom," too. LOL

9. What are you dreading at the moment?  At this very instant... waking up a two-year-old that is sick who didn't go DOWN for a nap until 3pm so that he will actually sleep TONIGHT when he is supposed to.  Dreading waking him up because he is going to be a real... um... sweet AAAAANGEL of a toddler when I do.

10. Do you worry that others will judge you from reading some of your answers?  Absolutely not.  I could care less what anyone thinks of me.  I am ME.  Period.

11. If you find an outfit you love, but the size on the label is larger than you want, do you buy the outfit? Why or why not?  Absolutely not.  I would, however, try it on because sizes really mean nothing for the most part because I can currently wear a size 8 to a 12.  This really says it all for what I tend to run into... I hate shopping.

12. Even the biggest slackers are anal-retentive about something? What are you anal-retentive about?  Too much really.  I have high expectations for my boys and my family... and myself.  I like the toothpaste squeezed from the bottom (Drew frequently uses mine and TWISTS the entire friggin' tube!)  They even have a disclaimer ON THE TUBE to squeeze from the bottom!  I don't like anyone using MY bar of soap.  I don't like people sampling when I'm trying to cook -- UNLESS they're helping.  If you're not helping... GTFO!  I want the groceries loaded into the  pantry in a certain way so that I know where things are.  It all is complete common sense, but apparently it's also an anal retentive thing... 

13. Out of all the books you read as a child, which one had the biggest influence on how you are today?  I can't say that any one book influenced me over another.  I was (and still am) an avid reader.  I read many books time and time again... and I still love and appreciate the books of times past when things were simpler yet harder (less automation/electricity) and more about family than "stuff."  

14. Which Golden Girl would you want to spend a night on the town with?  Betty White!  She's freakin' AWESOME!  

15. What is the one product you would never buy in its generic form even if the generic is half the price?  Q-tips.  You just can't buy anything BUT that specific brand.  They're all inferior and disgusting.  Pantyliners and pads are the same as well.  (I'm sure you weren't expecting me to go there were ya?)  SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE!    (You have to be "of age" to even understand that last remark...and know the photo.)

16. How old were you when you stopped believing in Santa?  What do you mean?  I mean.. he comes to my house every year?!  Are you saying there IS NO SANTA?  You must get coal!  Poor pathetic soul!

17. What is the one smell that turns your stomach without fail?  I'm a mom of three boys.  There really isn't much that turns my stomach.  I do not, however, like the smell of a decomp.  (Decomposing human.)  Those are quite disgusting.  

18. If someone holds out a carton of milk to you and asks you to sniff it to see if its spoiled, do you?  Of course, I have the nose of a bloodhound.  It's a blessing and a curse.  Now...if I could just be this dern cute!  Look at that face?!?!  And those EARS! 

19. You have a completely free day and $2000.00, What are you doing?  Going to the gym and the bank. 

20. What is the most used item in your home?  The toilet.  Duh!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday 9: Stormy Weather

Saturday 9: Stormy Weather 

I love this song... (but no one tops Ella in my opinion)
Don't know why there's no sun up in the skyStormy weather since my man and I ain't togetherKeeps raining all the time, the timeLife is bare, gloom and misery everywhereStormy weather, just can't get my poor self togetherI'm weary all the time, the time, so weary all the time

What a truly captivating, glamorous, engaging woman.  I have always loved her!

1) Do noisy storms scare you? 
In general, storms do not scare me.  What DOES scare me are the meeting of warm and cold air masses.  Because, you see, I live in "Tornado alley" clearly defined by this awesome visual.

It's such a worry, however, when tornado sirens go off in your neighborhood and you know you're under a tornado warning (not a watch, but a WARNING)... and you're with a couple of kids.... three dogs... in a closet... without fresh air... bleh!  It's no fun.  No fun at all!  Severe storms are serious business in this neck of the woods.

2) Mother Winters tells us Lena Horne was considered one of the great beauties of the 1940s. Whom do you consider one of today's most beautiful women? 
Personally, I think Jennifer Lopez is one of THE most beautiful women around... she's a triple threat, too.  She can dance, sing and act... plus her body is bangin!

This is one of my favorite videos of hers:  

3) Crazy Sam admits it -- there's a big bag of recycling she really should take out to the bin. Yet she's composing this meme. What should you be doing, instead of answering her questions? 
Cleaning the damn kitchen...but yeah, that's not happening!  (This isn't mine but the mess is the same!)

4) Sam may be crazy, but she's not stupid and will never waste her money on Cialis, no matter how many unsolicited emails she receives! What's the most recent addition to your spam folder? 
Well, let's take a look.  Apparently my penis is too small and limp because I need to "stay harder" and "grow 3 inches."  Nice to know.  I'm obviously having a hard time getting around because I need to buy an electric scooter from The Scooter Store. Someone must have known I'm the mother of boys because I need to be on Paxil (antidepressants).  I also need to join Nutrisystem so I can be ready for bikini season. I can never trust my family and so I need to purchase DIY undetectable security cameras in my home... and I've changed my name to "Anna."  :)  Always a joy strolling through spam.

5) What was the last thing you cooked? 
Breakfast this morning for the boys was just something simple -- I'm not sure it even constitutes "cooking" but I'll bet by some bachelor standard, it does.  Pillsbury crescent rolls with breakfast links in them (a.k.a. pigs in a blanket) along with cinnamon rolls.  Nothing was homemade.  I was tired and wasn't in the mood to even "cook" which is why crap like that is reserved for the weekend.

6) Do you remember the lyrics to your either your high school or college fight song? If so, please share a bit. 
High school?  Sadly, no.  I'm not sure I ever did.  College?  Meh... I'm a mutt.  But, if we're being frank, I think fight songs are rather ridiculous.  They never rhyme either.  It's like setting Bible verses to music... and them not rhyming... it's just dumb.  But to be honest, I know college fight songs for several big schools... but I don't sing them.  I'm a rebel like that. 

7) "Samantha" is the feminine of "Samuel" and means "Listener." What's the derivation of your first name? 
The traditional etymology is from the Latin aperire, "to open," in allusion to its being the season when trees and flowers begin to "open," which is supported by comparison with the modern Greek use of ἁνοιξις (anoixis) (opening) for spring.

8) Are you following the NBA or NHL this year? If so, which team are you rooting for? 
No and no.  If I were, I would follow the Dallas Mavericks (root for the home team HOWEVER, they suck.)  NHL -- we have the Dallas Stars, but I'll always be a Colorado Avalanche fan!  

9) Gloves, umbrellas, sunglasses, keys -- which of these do you misplace most often?
Gloves -- off-white fleece and are always located either in the glovebox of my car or on the floor directly in front of the console.  

Umbrellas -- in the garage or in the umbrella holder that is in my car (though it's empty at present because I gave it to a woman during a rainstorm that hadn't one.)  

Sunglasses -- I have no idea where they are at present.  

Keys -- always in my vehicle because otherwise, I'd lose them.  My son loves my keychain and thinks it's his toy.  

So.. SUNGLASSES it is!

Friday, January 25, 2013

5 Question Friday

1. Do you embrace or dread snow/cold weather days?
Personally, I love the snow.  I love seeing the world coated in a fresh coat of white.  Even typical urban areas look serene and "nice" when I would otherwise not give a care in the world about it.  Something about the purity veiling everything makes everything seem new again.  I love the snow!  Now, I will say that once it's been driven all over and looks like dirty, mucky sludge -- yeah, then it can melt away and dry out!  But as far as dreading the day -- not at all!  I shoulda been a polar bear!

2. Which game show or reality show could you totally win?  
I don't watch either so I would have no clue as to which I could possibly be a contender.

3. What is your preferred climate?
I prefer a climate with seasonal differences.... where the summers are hot (but tolerable) and the nights are cool and enjoyable  I love the idea of an actual "spring" and a long fall WITH COLOR!  I prefer the climate at about 8,000 feet... somewhere in the Colorado Rockies.  

4. What do you buy every time you walk into the grocery store, no matter what?
2% milk.  They go through it like water!  I think we need to buy a dairy cow!  This one will do just fine!  Isn't she cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute?  I will own a cow one day!  I will.  Her name will be Clara Belle and she will be my pet!  I'll have a bull named MOOfasa, too!  Don't laugh.  I'm quite serious.  I love bovines!

5. If you see a spider/bug in the house, are you brave enough to kill it, or do you call for your hubby?
Spider?  I am not afraid of spiders.  However, if it's a bug that flies and STINGS (wasp, bee, hornet, yellow jacket)... I will freak out.  Yet, if it's just ME in the house with no one to play "save mom from the buzzing-flying-stinging thing" I WILL muster up the courage to kill the little bastard!  OOOOOrrrr... I will block the door with towels and tape until someone comes home to do it for me.  I will neither confirm nor deny that I have ever done that before.
As a true disclaimer, I got the shivers and the creeps just looking at these pictures....and I did it all for YOU... JERKS!  {giggles}

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