2001: ** on vacation in England **
2002: My Day in
that go Bump
Look Me Over
I like to spend my evening looking out the back door.
FUNNY THE BLOG
(the latest entry is always on top,
and earlier entries are below)
TOO MUCH FUN
8 May 2005
Mary is just finding all these neat memes these
days--and I love doing surveys like this.
My uncle once: was held prisoner in a German
prisoner of war camp. I never really knew this uncle well (I had 3 of them), but
shortly before he died, I found myself seated across the table from him at a family dinner
and he started telling me about his experiences in the camp. It was one of the most
special--and unexpected--exeriences. After that dinner we never really talked again
either, and he died not too long after that, but I think about that one night very fondly.
Never in my life: have I gone on a photo safari to Africa or a cruise up
the inland passage to Alaska.
When I was five: I was a fat kid who already knew I was a fat kid.
High School was: One of the best times of my life. I was involved
in everything, had a strong group of good friends, and anything was possible.
I will never forget: The things that come immediately to mind are
the negative things which anybody who has read this journal for any length of time can
figure out, but let's pick an obscure positive thing. I will never forget the night
that The Lamplighters honored contralto June Wilkins. I had made three gorgeous
sheet cakes. I don't think she ever knew that I'd done it and nobody paid the least
bit of attention to me, but since I'd arranged for the event to happen in the first place,
I loved standing back and watching her get the accolades that she was due.
I once met: Judy Garland
Theres this girl I know who: used to be clown and wrote a
book about it. Everybody should go buy
her book. (Mary, you can send me my cut of the royalties later.)
Once, at a bar: I had lunch with a black pug named Horrible Horace
(it was in a pub in England)
By noon Im usually: amazed at how quickly the morning has
passed without my doing anything constructive. I'm also looking for food.
Last night: I went to the theatre to review Man of La Mancha,
which was an excellent production, I then came home to watch Penn & Teller's Bullshit
(excellent show I just discovered on Showtime, BTW)
If only I had: The cleaning gene, I would feel much
better about myself.
Next time I go to church: it will probably be for a wedding or a
Terry Schiavo: should have been allowed to die in peace without becoming
the center of a media circus.
When I turn my head left, I see: The Kentucky Derby
on ESPN and three shelves overloaded with books.
When I turn my head right, I see: Books. Magazines, the
printer, CDs, and other assorted junk.
You know Im lying when: I tell you that I'm a big supporter of
George Bush. (God, that was difficult even to type!)
What I miss most about the eighties: Lawsuit concerts.
If I was a character written by Shakespeare, Id be: Ophelia
(didn't she go mad? I'm not a big Shakespeare expert)
By this time next year: I might finally have all the stuff in the
living room put back where it belongs.
A better name for me would be: Barbara (My parents nearly
named me Barbara but then changed it to Beverly at the last minute. To this day,
people who forget my name always call me Barbara)
I have a hard time understanding: why anybody should care who other
people love and what's the big deal about granting equal rights to all people.
If I ever go back to school Ill: have my head examined. I'll
be so incredibly out of my element.
You know I like you if: I let you come inside my house.
If I won an award, the first person Id thank would be: Walt,
for being so incredibly long-suffering.
Darwin, Mozart, Slim Pickens, and Geraldine Ferraro: Are four
people who have never had dinner at my house.
Take my advice, never: fall off a bicycle.
My ideal breakfast is: cereal, toast, coffee and water.
No....that's what I have for breakfast every morning. My ideal
breakfast is eggs benedict and fresh squeezed orange juice and maybe a side of sausages.
A cholesterol bomb.
A song I love, but do not have is: In this day and age when you can
find just about anything on the Internet, I think it's fair to say that I have just about
any music that I want.
If you visit my hometown, I suggest: Not planning
to spend more than 20 minutes to see the high points, if that. If you visit the
hometown I was born in (San Francisco), I suggest having lunch at Greens
Tulips, character flaws, microchips, and track stars: are probably
all buried in a box somewhere in the living room.
Why wont anyone: do something about the social ills in this country
which are being ignored as we send billions of dollars to Iraq.
If you spend the night at my house, dont: leave
your door open, unless you want to sleep with Sheila.
The world could do without: rabid fundamentalism of any religion.
Either that or liver.
Id rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: eat it.
My favorite blonde is: Peggy
Paper clips are more useful than: Uhu stiks
If I do anything well, its: Type. Write e-mail.
The last time I was drunk, I: tripped over my long skirt,
fell face first on my front stairs, and peed in my pants, in front of the very proper
British man who was taking care of our kids that night. That was in the 1960s and I
haven't been drunk like that since.