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Today in My History

2000:  Seal of the Confessional
2001:  Faux Food
2002:  Sometimes You Win
2003:  Ohmmmm
2004:  Busman's Holiday
2005:  Childhood Meme

2006: Expletive (just barely) Deleted
2007: Veterans Day
2008: Just a Little Slow

2009:  The Weaning Process
2010:  So...?


Bitter Hack
Updated: 1
1/7
"Bye Bye Birdie"


Books Read in 2011
 
Updated: 10/30
"Sarah's Key"
"A Plague of Secrets"


VIDEO OF THE DAY/WEEK


Cal vs. UCLA from Bev Sykes on Vimeo.

On You Tube


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Trip to So. California


Mirror Site for RSS Feed:
Airy Persiflage
My Compassion Kids
Postcrossing Postcards
The Pen Pal Project

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SUNDAY STEALING
The Madness Meme, part 2

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14 November, 2011

23. Do you ever walk around the house naked?
I don't think I have ever done that.

24. If you were an animal what would you be? Why?
An elephant, because I just love those animals and am intrigued by their society, their emotional connections to each other, and because I just saw this video and I'm still crying about it.

25. Hair color you like on someone you’re dating?

Doesn't matter at all.  If I were to start dating now, my only options, I suspect would be grey or white!

26. If suffering an injury, would you rather be left blind or deaf?

Very difficult decision, but I think I'd rather be blind (though I am terrified of going blind) because I could still hear audio books, "watch" television, and talk to friends on the telephone.

27. Do you have any special talents?

I can wiggle my ears. 

28. What do you do as soon as you walk in the house?

Give the dogs their treats because Polly won't stop barking at me until I do.  

29. Do you like horror or comedy?

If it's the choice of those two, definitely comedy, but I'd rather choose crime/mystery than either of those.

30. Are you missing anyone?

Oh, Lord, yes.

31. Where do you want to live when you are old?

I am old and I'm content just where I am. 

32. Who is the person you can count on the most?

If you mean other than Walt, it would be my friend Char, who has always been there for all of my crises and traumas and somehow still comes back for more.

33. If you could date any celebrity past or present, who would it be?

I don't want to date a celebrity, but I wouldn't mind hanging out with a couple.  I think Ellen Degeneres would be fun to visit on her ranch with all her animals, for example.  I would also love to sit and chat with Rachel Maddow.

34. What did you dream last night?

If I dreamed anything, I don't remember what it was.

35. What is your favorite sport to watch?

Horse racing.  I enjoy a football or baseball game if there is someone to watch it with. And of course, during the Olymics, I love to watch springboard diving.

36. Are you named after anyone?

Sort of.  They were going to name me Barbara, after my aunt Barb, but decided it would be compicated having two Barbaras in the family, so they named me Beverly, which was Barb's middle name (they tell me).  Ironically, throughout my entire life, when people can't remember my name they always call me Barbara.

37. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?

Probably gin and tonic, though there were a lot of alcoholic drinks we tried over our cousins day celebrations that were pretty good.  A chocolate raspberry martini was one that I remember very fondly.

38. Non alcoholic drink?

ice water

39. Have you ever been in love?

Of course.

40. Do you sing in the shower?

No.  It always struck me odd that people seem to think that everyone sings in the shower.  The idea has never occurred to me.

41. Have you ever been arrested?

No.  I'm a good girl

42. What is your favorite Holiday?

Thanksgiving, I think.  Minimum pressure, and pumpkin pie--can't beat it.   Though it's not as good as it was in the years when my godfather always brought a 2 lb box of See's candy to dinner.  My mother put it on top of the glass cabinet and after everyone finished their dinner, she would take the box down and we passed it around the table.  My first choice was always California brittle.

43. Would you ever get plastic surgery?

Only for a disfigurement, not for improvement of appearance.  I earned my wrinkles, laugh lines, and all those other imperfections.

44. Have you ever caught a fish?

No.  I don't remember ever going fishing, though I did go crabbing with my grandfather once.  I can't remember if we caught any crabs or not.

PHOTO OF THE DAY

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What I did today -- made folders for each of the people I have
received letters from since I started my PenPal project, March 20, 2011

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