Friday, November 18, 2011

What Thanksgiving Side Dish Are You?

Something I've always pondered on Thanksgiving is what kind of side dish am I? And now I know!

You Are Sweet Potatoes

You are welcoming, caring, and downright sweet. Underneath all of your compassion, you are a very interesting and complex person.

Those who don't know you well only know of your sugary reputation. Your friends understand that while you're sweet, you also appreciate a little spice in your life.

The longer someone is acquainted with you, the more they learn about your subtle delights.

You are versatile and flexible. While it's true that you're a hit with the Thanksgiving crowd, you do well in almost any situation you're thrown into.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Camera Critters - Traffic Jam

News Flash

A major traffic jam has been reported heading Westbound on the I-G5 (Interstate Goat #5). According to fellow climbers, it appears as if Black Goat #3 is suffering from a bout of vertigo, which is stopping the flow of climbers. Thankfully no injuries have been reported. For up to the minute coverage, tune-in to news at 11.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Sunday Stealing - The Team Jeffie Meme

Yes, I know, I seem to have run away from the blogging world, but life (even for a not employed/disabled gal like myself) seems to get in the way of my blogging. But today's SS really pulled on my ol' heartstrings, so I had to at least participate in this one.


Q: Kissed someone on your friends list? True, I've got good friends and family on my friends list, it's no biggie.

Q: Been arrested? Uh, false, unless you count getting pulled over as arrested, that'd be another story.

Q: Held a snake? True, but not for long, I love animals, but snakes give me the willies!

Q: Been suspended from school? False

Q: Sang karaoke? False - I HATE KARAOKE!

Q: Done something you told yourself you wouldn't do? True - I think I do this a lot, sometimes with good results, other times, um, not so much.

Q: Laughed until you started crying? Truish - I don't exactly cry, but my eyes sure water.

Q: Caught a snowflake on your tongue? True - it's not hard if ya hang your tongue out in a snow storm around here.

Q: Kissed in the rain? True - I got soaked, it was romantic when it happened, but now thinking back, all I wanna do is gag.

Q: Sang in the shower? True - I have, but don't remember when last, it's been a while

Q: Sat on a roof top? True - If you count the roof of a car

Q: Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? False - thankfully I don't have any a**hole friends who'd think of doing that to me.

Q: Broken a bone? False - Hurt myself in tons of other ways, but never managed a break.

Q: Shaved your head? False - NEVER EVER!

Q: Played a prank on someone? True, silliness is fun.

Q: Shot a gun? True (of course, I'm an American, don't we all have guns?)

Q: Donated Blood? False - Sadly I can't do this for secret reasons only a select few people are allowed to know.


1. You hung out with? My mom, she's groovy, we go everywhere.

2. You texted? Mark, on my way home about a week ago.

3. You were in a car with? My mom again, just today.

4. Went to the movies with? Mark, over a year ago in England.

5. Person you went to shop with? Today with my mom (there's a pattern starting here)

6. You talked on the phone? Haven't talked on the phone since Friday

7. Made you laugh? I laugh so much I don't keep track who I'm with - in fact I'm laughing right now and I'm alone, HA!

8. You hugged? I hugged my two cousins to congratulate them after their baby shower a few weeks ago.


1. Sang? Yup, in the car along with the radio

2. Listened to music? Not on purpose, some god awful music was playing in the restaurant I was in on Saturday.

3. Danced Crazy? I didn't dance crazy, but I WENT crazy when my shopping bill was all wrong at the grocery store.

4. Cried? Nope, all fun here for the past few days.

FIRSTS .....

1.Who was your first prom (or homecoming) date? I avoided these school activities in my day like the plague, I thought it was so "uncool"

2. Who was your first roommate? Never officially had roommates

3. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk the first time? I think it was a whole bunch of vodka, and whew wee, did I stink afterwards.

4. What was your first job? I was a paper shredder in the college I attended, yes, it was quite boring.

5. What was your first car? I drove an old Buick Century and called it the "GnR-mobile"

6. When did you go to your first funeral and viewing? I was young, like 4 years old - it was a relative.

7. Who was your first grade teacher? Her name was Mrs. Gano, my grandmother would accidentally call her Mrs. Canoe, thankfully never to her face.

8. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane? I went to Disney World

9. When you snuck out of your house for the first time? It was during my ornery teenage years.

10. Who was your first best friend? Her names was Colleen

11. Who was your first Best Friend in high school? Her name was Peggy

12. Where was your first sleepover? I had to go to an annoying really rich and snobby girl's house for my first sleepover because it was her birthday, and I was invited.

13. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? My mom of course.

14. Who's wedding were you in the first time you were a Bridesmaid or groomsman? Never a bridesmaid - Was a flower girl at age 6, and a matron of honor a few years ago.

15. What is the first thing you did when you got up this morning? Gave a tummy rub to my one loyal dog (of 2 dogs) who never leaves my side, Zoe.

16. First time you tied your shoe laces? I was in kindergarten, and the nun said I didn't do a good enough job - I think she might have been Satan in disguise.

17. Are you Facebook friends with your first crush? Gawd no, I don't even know where that person is.

18. Who was the first person you met from the blogosphere? I've never met anyone from a blog, but the Internet in general, I met a guy friend a long time ago.

19. What was the first music album that you bought? It might have been either an album by Wham! or Michael Jackson, I don't remember exactly.

20. Who was your first celebrity crush? I had a crush on an actor named Ian Buchanan, who played the character Duke Lavery on the soap opera, General Hospital back around when I was 10.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunday Stealing - The 5000 Question Meme, Part Two

26. Who has done something today to show they care about you?

That would be my mom who cares enough to take care of the house even if she's not feeling her best

27. Do you have a lot to learn?

I've got many more years of life and learning to complete.

28. If you could learn how to do three things just by wishing and not by working what would they be?

Make lots of money
Speak more languages
Be wise

29. Which do you remember the longest: what other people say, what other people do or how other people make you feel?

I usually remember things the most in any sort of way if it was extremely negative or positive, regardless of how it was conveyed.

30. What are the key ingredients to having a good relationship?

Honesty, unconditional love, and having the ability to admit you're always wrong (guys only)

31. What 3 things do you want to do before you die?

Create a lil human with my genes in it
Write a great novel that people want to buy

32. What three things would you want to die to avoid doing?

The only thing I'd prefer death over would be if I had to kill animals or humans

33. Is there a cause you believe in more than any other cause?

Causes related to animal welfare

34. What does each decade make you think of:

That I'm getting older, but then again so is everyone else.

35. Which decade do you feel the most special connection to and why?

I think the 60's would have been special to me had I been alive then because it was such a groundbreaking time for many things.

36. What is your favorite oldie/classic rock song?

I don't have any particular favorite coz I enjoy a variety of them.

37. What country do you live in and who is the leader of that country?

I'm in the US and that would be Pres Obama

If you could say any sentence to the current leader of your country what would it be?

I'd probably say "Hi! Do you mind if I pet your dog Bo?"

38. What's your favorite TV channel to watch in the middle of the night?

QVC. The weird and neat items for sale and their hosts always fascinate me.

39. What Disney villain are you the most like and why?

I guess Mad Madam Mim from The Sword in the Stone mostly because she's a bit "touched" and who can resist a lady with purple hair?!

40. Have you ever been a girl scout/boy scout?

I only made it to the Brownie level in girl scouts because I hated it and quit shortly after joining.

41. If you were traveling to another continent would you rather fly or take a boat?

Flying definitely, I don't have enough patience to float to any destination.

42. Why is the sky blue during the day and black at night?

There's all kindsa nerdy technical stuff related to light refracting and not refracting at night, but I'd much rather spend time finishing this meme for your entertainment rather than getting into a lengthy discussion that will probably bore you.

43. What does your name mean?

I think a part of my name means "waterfall" in some language.

44. Would you rather explore the deeps of the ocean or outer space?

Ocean definitely because I love sea life

45. Word association

What is the first word that comes to mind when you see the word:

Air: Oxygen Meat: Cow Different: ME! Pink: Stink

Deserve: Dessert White: Linens Elvis: Memphis Magic: 8 Ball

Heart: Warmth Clash: Ugly Pulp: Oranges

46. If you could meet any person in the world who is dead who would you want it to be?

I'd like to be able to meet some of my relatives who have gone on to be with the great meme answerer in the sky before I came into being to find out about their lives firsthand.

47. What if you could meet anyone who is alive?

I'd love to meet Russell Brand

48. Is there a movie that you love so much you could watch it everyday?

I could watch The Wedding Singer all the time

49. You are going to be stuck alone in an elevator for a week. What do you bring to do?

My laptop and an e-reader to read and keep myself connected to the world.

50. Have you ever saved someone's life or had your life saved

I was given extra emergency medication once many years ago in the hospital (because my blood pressure and breathing crashed) that brought me back to the "alive and kicking" status, but I've never had a chance to reciprocate with anyone.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sunday Stealing - The 5000 Question Meme, Part One

1. Who are you?

I'm just some woman who happened to have her life turned upside-down about three years ago and thankfully survived with the help of many things (this blog included) and I'm off to a good start on the new and improved chapters in my life.

2. What are the 3 most important things everyone should know about you?

I love traveling
I have a strange fear of escalators
I hate tomatoes

3. When you aren't memes like this one what are you doing?

You mean I'm supposed to actually DO things besides memes? Well I'll be damned!

4. List your classes in school from the ones you like the most to the ones you like the least (or if you are out of school, think of the classes you did like and didn't like at the time).

In school I loved classes in psychology, writing, criminal justice, and absolutely despised anything Math related, ick.

5. What is your biggest goal for this year?

Starting the process of getting a certain someone across the pond to live with me.

6. Where do you want to be in 5 years?

I'd like to be happily married and living in a nice home.

7. What stage of life are you in right now?

I just passed my mid 30's and am rolling headlong into the big 4-0

8. Are you more child-like or childish?

Child-like I guess since I still love toys, games and cartoons.

9. What is the last thing you said out loud?

I just yelled, "Hello, are you awake?!" to my mom who is in the other room, and I heard a snore in response, so I guess that basically answered my question.

10. What song comes closest to how you feel about your life right now?

All I hear is silence at the moment.

11. Have you ever taken martial arts classes?

I took Taekwondo in gym class in high school and got to the Orange belt level when the classes stopped and we moved to "studying" other types of activities.

12. Does your life tend to get better or worse or does it just stay the same?

It does all the above

13. Does time really heal all wounds?

Yes but the bigger the wound the slower the time goes, and it stands still sometimes too.

14. How do you handle a rainy day?

Well I just stick out my chin and grin and say..... THE SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW! Bet your bottom dollar that tomorrow, they'll be sun! Tomorrow, Tomorrow I love ya tomorrow! You're only a day a waaaayyyy!

15. Which is worse...losing your luggage or having to sort out tangled holiday lights?

Luggage is far worse because I can easily run out to a nearby store to replace the tangled holiday lights fairly inexpensively. Luggage is not so easily replaceable especially when its packed with tons of souvenirs.

16. How is (or was) your relationship with your parents?

My relationship with my mom is groovy now that I'm an adult and not giving her so much grief.

17. Do you tend to be aware of what is going on around you?

Yes, and despite that, I STILL manage to trip and fall over things! Hmm, maybe I should stop paying attention to everything.

18. What is the truest thing that you know?

Books made into movies are never as good as the original book, and neither are second, third, fourth etc. installments of the same movie. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!

19. What did you want to be when you grew up?

For the longest time I wanted to be a "baby doctor."

20. Have you ever been given a second chance?

Yes, do overs, second chances, we all make mistakes and must redo things sometimes.

21. Are you more of a giver or a taker?

I appreciate giving unless I'm tapped out and require some taking to replenish my giving abilities.

22. Do you make your decisions with an open heart/mind?

Yes I do. Sure it takes more time and energy sometimes, but it's well worth it in the end. I recommend it to everyone.

23. What is the most physically painful thing that has ever happened to you?

That would be a toss up between popping out kidney stones or having herniated discs.

24. What is the most emotionally painful thing that has ever happened to you?

Going through a divorce was my worst.

25. Who have you hugged today?

I've loved on and returned frantic hugs and kisses upon my two crazy dogs who were beyond totally ecstatic to see me return home after being out shopping for a few hours today.