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22 September 2006
Don't blame me. Blame Alexandra Billings of Stilettos and Sneakers for yet another round of questions. (This is actually a public service meme. I knew that Mary needed more questions to answer.) I removed questions that I've already had on lists a bazillion times...go to the link above to get the full questionnaire, if you want.
Do you hate more than 3 people?
I was going to say I don't hate anybody, but then I thought about the
guy in the White House, his henchmen, Fred Phelps, Jerry Falwell and other self-righteous
bigots and I guess maybe I do hate some people, and probably more than 3 of them.
Nobody in my personal life, tho.
A toss up between Snickers and U-No, neither of which ever tastes as
good as I remember them tasting when I was a kid.
She's a singer, right?
If I have, I don't remember (which may explain why I threw up in the
first place. If I ever did).
I don't know that I have a favorite "genre." I'm very
eclectic, except for hard rock.
7-ish at night
Depends. I don't hate it, but I rarely, if ever, drink it.
Sometimes on a very hot day, a very cold beer tastes good, but it stops tasting
good once it starts warming up
I don't think so. I was a good girl, I was.
A woman who yodels the classics (truly!). You haven't lived
until you've heard Beethoven yodeled.
You're kidding, right? You had to ask?
Primary colors: Red. Yellow. Blue.
Two, but I don't wear either. Ned convinced me that life is
much less stressful when you don't wear a watch. He's right.
Oh, winter. Absolutely no question! Of course I live in a
place with no snow, so that may have something to do with it.
That one is more difficult. The season of all those beautiful
blossoms or the season with all those gorgeous red and gold trees. I think it's a
toss-up for me. Both have lovely, clement weather.
What I wear most is blue or black. Red is my favorite color,
but after going through a color consultation where I was told what shade of red
to wear and told over and over and over again that the color I was wearing at the time was
absolutely awful on me, my confidence in picking red was diminished somewhat!
Boring grey. I got the free phone. I had no options.
But it has a nice black leather case. And a camera. Have I mentioned
No, but I've wanted to.
Are you kidding? Two of my dentist's children can afford to get
Ph.D.'s because of my mouth, I think. In fact, I had two more cavities
filled just this month.
Well, I don't sleep in an official "bedroom." The
family room (where the recliner is) has one lamp and overhead lights. The living
room has a couple of lamps, but I never turn them on. The overhead light hasn't
worked in months.
Thanks goodness that is ONE time-wasting habit I have not acquired,
so the answer to that questions is: none.
Socksie, a black cat with four white paws. He was given to my
mother for me by the guy who owned a nearby grocery store when he heard that I was sick in
bed with the measles. I don't know how long we had Socksie, but he ran away once and
we didn't see him for a long time. He returned one night during a rainstorm, came
in, got dried off, meowed to go outside and was never seen or heard from again, ungrateful
No. In fact, when I was 13 and establishing with a new dentist,
he was so amazed at how perfect my teeth were that he took me to an orthodontist's office
to show off what a perfect mouth was possible without braces.
Not usually, though I have a chapstick from Peets coffee which I
thought was kind of cool.
Sister Anne, Sister Zoe, Mrs. Gavin (typing, homeroom, and French,
I dunno. I think I'm forgiving enough.
I don't have a clue what "Hot Topic" is.
Eggs benedict and fresh squeezed orange juice.
Good grief, no.
Oh, I cry at everything. I saw Touched by an Angel
earlier today and naturally cried at the end of it.
Watched TV. I also watched TV 2 nights ago and last night and
I'll watch TV tonight.
Over a year ago. I only go to Oliva Garden when I'm meeting a
friend from La Leche League for lunch and we haven't had lunch in a very long time.
Makes me think I should call and make a date with her again.
Not "mom" but I always referred to Sister Anne as my
Oh sure. You can't go to England, Ireland or Scotland without
going into a castle. They're a dime a dozen there. My family even has a castle
of its own in Scotland. A small castle. I also have been in Sleeping Beauty's
castle in Disneyland.
I have none. I was a deprived child.
Yes. The wife of someone Walt has worked with for a very long
Three times, I think. Right after I graduated from high school,
I went with my mother and grandmother. Walt and I went the year that Ned and Marta
were married, and again the year after David died, when we went with my Brasilian brother
and his wife.
Not unless they've recently hired Omar the Tentmaker to design for
the "larger woman."
I don't know if "happy" describes it, but
"content" is probably more accurate.
No. Everybody hates me. I'm going to go eat worms.
Attending Lawsuit concerts.
McDonald's, though the thrill was gone when they stopped using bad
fat for the french fries and added salad to the menu. What's the point of eating at
a junk food place if you have to feel guilty about not ordering healthy food?
Sense of humor.
No. I was as a kid, but I got over it. And the snakes
under the bed died.
Pasta, but not paste. What a difference a letter makes.
Yes, but I rarely use it. Prefer my video camera.
Only to shower.
Little Miss Sunshine. I recommend it highly.
Well, we're at the start of a season following one where a lot of
shows left the air, so I don't know yet, but "Studio 60" has great promise, I'm
looking forward to the re-start of "Grey's Anatomy" and I'm glad that "The
Amazing Race" is back again.
Toast and coffee. Same as almost every other day.
Liver and beets.
The original cast recording of Wicked.
There's one that the local supermarket deli makes which is lamb with
aioli that's pretty good.
Brand? Clothing has brands? Anything that is made in an
My office here at home.
Oh...they're all about the same. I do like it around 11 p.m. or
so, when the house is all quiet, the dogs and Walt are sleeping and I'm the only one
moving around the house.
A mother, a nurse, a nun. Not all at the same time.
Eating strips of cake that my mother would give me when she made
chocolate cream roll...or little little pie crust pies that she made with excess pie
dough. (A lot of my best memories seem to involve food, it seems!)
Hazel. If you ask Walt, he'll say "green with yellow
Only my bum. I actually always thought that would be fun until
I saw someone try to remove toilet paper from a tree and realized what a terribly evil
thing it is. You can't get that damn stuff out to save your soul.
Sunday--that's the day "Says you" comes on the radio.
FINDING A VOICE
A most amazing thing is happening. My friend Ron is finding his
voice. In attemting to make his newborn journal fresh and interesting, he is doing a
lot thinking on screen and beginning to reveal the remarkable journey that he has been on
for the past several years. It's a pretty amazing story. Please take time to read this.
PHOTO OF THE DAY
Another of Peggy's pictures that I really like.
This is Journal entry #2367