Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Sunday Stealing: The Too Tired to Think Meme

This was a two parter on Sunday Stealing, but since I was away on the mission trip I'm doing both parts together, right here, right now.  Let's hope this is better than that last one on movies.

1. You have 10 dollars and need to buy snacks at a gas station. What do you get? 
Cool Ranch Doritos and a six pack of Diet Mtn Dew

2. If you were reincarnated as a sea creature, what would you want to be?
A dolphin because who doesn't love dolphins?

3. Who’s your favorite redhead?
Me!  I'm not a redhead right now, but I love it when I am.

4. What do you order when you’re at IHOP?
It depends.  What am I in the mood for?  Then that's what I'll have.

5. Last book you read?
I am currently reading Jeremy's Kiss by Lee Thompson.  I highly recommend it.

6. Describe your mood.
Moody.  Down that I'm back from the mission trip.  Relieved that I'm back from the mission trip.

7. Describe the last time you were injured.
Well, I fell and scraped my hand when I was on the mission trip.  I suppose that little scrape is the last time I was injured.

8. Of all your friends, who would you want to be stuck in a well with?
Nobody really.  I learned on the mission trip most people overreact a great deal to difficult situations, and I would really prefer to be stuck in a well with someone who would keep their wits about them and stay calm while working on a solution.

9. Rock concert or symphony?

10. What is the wallpaper of your cell phone? The number? (We'll just say "hi" - promise.)
Picture of Noah, and yeah, wouldn't you like to know?  Seriously, though, if you want my number ask me.  I'll give it to anybody I trust and have shared it with a few of internet friends.  Ain't no way I'm publishing on the interwebs.

11. Favorite soda?
Didn't I answer this recently?  Will I answer the same or different this time?  Hmm...
My current favorite is Coke Zero.

12. What type of shirt are you wearing?
A frilly purple one with 3/4 sleeves.

13. If you could only use one form of transportation?
This appears to be an incomplete question which may call for an incomplete answer.

14. Most recent movie you have watched in theater?
Magic Mike

15. Name an actor/actress/singer you have had the hots for.
George Clooney/Camryn Manheim/Dan Fogelberg

16. What’s your favorite kind of cake?
Chocolate with chocolate frosting

17. What did you have for dinner last night?
Homemade tacos
18. Look to your left, what do you see?
My cubicle wall

19. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?

20. Favorite toy as a child?
Easy Bake oven. Best toy ever.

21. Do you buy your own groceries?
I have to because nobody else will.

22. Do you think people talk about you behind your back?
Of course they do.

23. When was the last time you had gummy worms?
Can't remember, but I'm sure it's been a few years.

24. What’s your favorite fruit?
Mango if someone else peels it and cuts it up.  Bananas if I have to deal with it myself.

25. Do you have a picture of yourself doing a cartwheel?
I can't do a cartwheel hence no pictures exist of me doing one.

26. What type of errands do you like running?

27. Have you ever eaten snow?
Of course!  Just don't eat the yellow snow.

28. What color are your bedsheets?
Light blue

29. What’s your favorite flower?
Yellow roses

30. Do you do ballet?

31. Do you listen to classical music?

32. What is the first TV Theme song that pops in your head?
The theme to Gilligan's Island

Just sit right down and hear a tale
A tale of a fateful trip
That started from this tropic port, aboard this tiny ship.

The mate was a mighty sailin' man,
the Skipper brave and sure.
Five passengers set sail that day for a three hour tour.
A three hour tour.

The weather started getting rough,
the tiny ship was tossed.
If not for the courage of the fearless crew, the Minnow would be lost.
The Minnow would be lost.
The ship set ground on the shore of this uncharted desert isle,
with Gilligan,
the Skipper too,
the Millionaire and his Wife,
the Movie Star,
the Professor and Mary Ann.
Here on Gilligan's Isle

33. Do you watch Sponge Bob?

34. What temperature is it outside right now?
I have no idea but probably around 90

35. Do people consider you smart?
Some do

36. How many piercing do you have?
Two.  One in each earlobe.

37. Are you signed on [to] AIM?
Since I don't know what that is I'll say no.

38. Have you ever tried gluing your fingers together?
Not intentionally

39. How do you feel about your family?
They aren't all that bad

40. Do you have an iPod?

41. What time do you go to bed?
Depends on the day, what's on TV, whether I have to work the next day, and other random factors

42. What CD is currently in your CD player?
Pink, Greatest Hits

43. What movie do you know every line to?
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

44. What is your favorite salad dressing?
Bleu Cheese

45. What do you want for Christmas this year?
A laptop to replace the one I broke a few years ago and have never replaced

46. What family member/friend lives the farthest from you? Where?
I guess my cousin who is on a Navy destroyer somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.

47. Do you like hugs?
Doesn't everyone?

48. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach?
Last week on the mission trip from time to time.

49. What’s the way people most often mispronounce any part of your name?
Let's not go there.  Let's just not ever, ever, ever go there...

50. Last person you hugged?
One of my fellow mission team members.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Unconscious Mutterings Returns

I am procrastinating on getting things done before the mission trip so I thought it was time to bring back Unconscious Mutterings, one of my favorite weekly memes.

I say ... and you think ... ?
  1. Favorite program:: Big Brother
  2. Wedding :: Bridezilla
  3. Dance :: Music
  4. Single :: Lucky
  5. Toward :: Going
  6. Hypnotize :: Trance
  7. Limited :: Unlimited
  8. Social :: Nightmare
  9. Barn :: Door
  10. Hurt :: Pain

Friday, July 20, 2012

On a Mission

In just a couple of days I will be on a mission trip to West Virginia where I, along with 9 others from my church, and a bunch of others from other organizations will help repair homes in the Appalachians. Coming from some rural and fairly poor roots myself, I feel a certain anticipatory kinship to those we will serve next week. I wonder if I will see some familiar trappings of the poor, rural, southern life or if I will be surprised to find that all these years later since my family emerged from the hills things aren’t quite so primitive. Maybe I’ll find both.

Chances are good that I won’t blog again until I am back home from the trip.

Until then, try not to miss me now that I’m finally blogging again.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Sunday Stealing – The Movie Meme

Good grief. What did I get myself into here? I am not an all time great movie aficionado by any stretch of the imagination. I like what I like which is not necessarily a critical or box office success. My tastes in movies, like my tastes in many things, is eclectic.  Also, my picks may lead you to believe I am even older than I am.  I like a lot of the old classics in spite of them being made before I was born.

With all those disclaimers made, let’s plunge in.

1. What is your all-time favorite movie costume?
Scarlett’s dress made from the drapes in Gone with the Wind.

2. What classic film would you nominate for a remake?
None of them. I love the originals too much. Although perhaps, if properly done, a remake of Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House might be good.

3. Name your favorite femme fatale.
Scarlett O’Hara of course.

4. Name the best movie title.
IMHO, a title is just a title. Who really cares? I will say that I prefer a title that tells me something about the movie without me having to work to figure out the connection.

5. Describe the worst performance by a child actor that you’ve ever seen.
I know I’m in the minority here, but I can’t stand Shirley Temple when she was a child actor. She only got better in her teens.

6. Who gets your vote for most tragic movie monster?
King Kong. He was so misunderstood, making him terribly tragic.

7. What is the one Western that you would recommend to anybody?
In general, I hate Westerns. However, Newman and Redford made Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid worth watching. Love the scene of Paul Newman riding the bicycle with BJ Thomas’ song Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on Your Head in the background.

8. Who is your ideal movie-viewing partner?
Anyone who will sit down, shut up and watch the movie without disturbing me.

9. Has a film ever made you want to change your life? If so, what was the film?
Just about every movie I’ve ever seen.

10. Think of one performer that you truly love. Now think of one scene/movie/performance of theirs that is too uncomfortable for you to watch.
Jamie Lee Curtis in any of the Halloween movies.

11. On the flip side, think of one really good scene/performance/movie from a performer that you truly loathe.
Pauly Shore in Son in Law. That movie is one of my guilty pleasures.

12. What is your favorite romantic comedy?
When Harry Met Sally

13. What is your favorite drama?
Gone with the Wind

14. Worst film you've seen?
Bridesmaids. Have no clue why other people liked it.

15. How do you feel about the majority of romantic films being labeled "chick flicks"?
I’m fine with that.

16. Favorite on-screen couple?
Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert in It Happened One Night

17. Favorite off-screen couple?
Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward

18. Best kiss in a movie?
Rick and Ilsa in Casablanca

19. Favorite scene?
The scene in When Harry Met Sally when Harry explains why men and women can’t be friends.

20. Who are 2 film characters you wished had gotten together, but never did?
Harry Potter and Hermione Grainger. Yes, I know it wasn’t meant to be, but dang it that’s what I wanted to see.

21. Two actors you think would have great chemistry, but have never done a film together?
Jimmy Stewart and Marilyn Monroe. I’m not certain they never did a movie together, but I’m not aware of one. I think there could have been great chemistry there although I suspect Monroe would have pushed Stewart’s patience to the limit.

22. Favorite song in a film (doesn't have to be from a musical)?
Shall We Dance? From The King and I

23. Best score from a film?
The soundtrack from The Glenn Miller Story

24. Best film quote?
Here’s looking at you kid. (said by Rick in Casablanca)

25. A film you'd recommend that is a "Must See" for us to watch?
The Philadelphia Story

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The Sleeping Beast Wakes

Since about the time I turned 50 I lost all interest in sex. Now, if you’ve read much of the older parts of this blog you know that is just about a 180 degree turnaround for me. Somehow my 40’s were my “escapade decade” of lust and lasciviousness. Then almost simultaneously with turning 50 I lost all desire. The sexual appetite went to zero, nothing, nada. It was if someone had finally flipped the switch to the OFF position.

Thus, living with W reached a new level of tolerability. He didn’t want sex. I didn’t want sex. So what’s to argue about? (Well, other than how he treats N, and his hoarding habits, and his incessant time spent playing solitaire on the computer, but other than that...)

So began more than a year of détente. Notice not much blogging occurred during that time. What on earth would there have been to say? I decided that I was a better person when I had no desires of a sexual nature. I decided that since I wasn’t feeling it there was no use forcing it. The vibrator sat idly by. I sat idly by.

Then, within the last couple of weeks, a few urges started creeping back. Sex started to sound more interesting than it had in a very long while. I’ve actually engaged in some playful banter full of flirtation and double entendres while chatting with a couple of people (J being one and an old blogging buddy the other). I am not seeking out opportunities, but if an opportunity arose I am pretty sure I would jump at it. Don’t worry though. Opportunities are few and far between so there is little likelihood that any of us need to contemplate the consequences of that.

Last night I took matters into my own hands. The nightstand drawer was opened for the first time in a long time so I could get out the toys for a little bit of “me time.” It was okay, but it just made me hornier rather than satisfied.

I did discover that I need a new vibe. The old one has a short in it or something because it will work, then not, then with just the right jiggle will work again for a bit. I am considering heading up to the “toy store” to get a new one. I’ve only been there once (or maybe twice) with BJ there to keep my nerves from getting the best of me. Am I adult enough to enter an adult store all by myself? I’m not 100% sure, but I’m going to try to muster the nerve. A girl’s gotta have suitable toys when the real thing is not available. Of course, I know I could order online, but then everybody in the house would ask what’s in the package so I would prefer not to go that route.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sunday Stealing: Late but not too late

I finally caught up, and then look what I went and did.  Yes, I became a slacker and almost didn't get this posted this week.  Fortunately, this is the last installment of the 200 question meme that went on and on forfreakingever.  Hopefully, this Sunday will bring something new and different, possibly even interesting.  We'll see...

181. What's the BEST rock band that you have seen live?

Joan Jett & the Black Hearts

182. Could you image being in a situation where you would run from the police?
I can imagine better than image…
No, I am terrified of the police so I would not run. I would be absolutely as compliant as possible. I have no desire to be shot or beaten, and although compliance doesn’t guarantee those things won’t happen I believe it would give me a better chance than running since I would be easy to catch with my bad left knee.

183. Have you ever been asked for an autograph?
Not that I can recall.

184. What would you change about your living room?
Get rid of the clutter and buy some drapes for the windows.

185. Do you drink out of glass or plastic most of the time at home?

186. Last hug?
A friend I had lunch with last week. How sad… People need hugs every single day.

187. Have you ever had to make up your mind?
No, I’ve pretty much let other people make up my mind for me. How sad…
Actually that isn’t true. Once I thought about it I realize I make up my mind all the time about certain things, and once it’s made up ain’t nobody gonna stop me.

188. What is on top of your refrigerator?
A plastic popcorn bucket and a roll of aluminum foil along with a bit of dust.

189. Did it work out for you in terms of kids? (Meaning how did it work out & are you happy. In other words, from “Have none, wanted none” to “8 kids & 3 grandkids)
Have one, wanted two, but one is okay.

190. Are you afraid of the dark?
Yes. I still sleep with night lights.

191. What if you had three wishes – what would you wish for?
Presuming I can’t wish for more wishes:
• Enough money to retire comfortably and attend seminary
• That W would adopt a reasonable attitude and develop better people skills
• That I could get to a reasonable weight and stay there without feeling deprived

192. Do you feel sad often?

193. Have you ever been in lust for an extended period of time?
Oh yes. Pretty much the entirety of my 40’s.

194. Do you shower daily?
Nope. Almost, but not quite. If I’m not leaving the house I just don’t see the point.

195. Have you ever prank called someone?
When I was in eighth grade, I spent the night with a friend, and she and I spent a good deal of time on the phone prank calling boys in our class.

196. If you have a garage, is it cluttered?
Too much so…

197. You are about to die. What do you do with your worldly possessions?
Nothing at all. Let the survivors deal with ‘em. Once I die I won’t care.

198. Tell us about the first time that you bought a car.
It’s kind of a long story and one I'm not particularly inclined to tell at the moment...

199. What is your favorite type of music?
That’s really hard because I like a lot of different types of music, and my favorite at any given moment kind of depends on my mood. I go through phases. Lately, I’ve been more into country and country/pop crossovers, but a while back I was on a real classical kick. This week W and I are going to a jazz concert so who knows? Jazz might be my next obsession.

200. What’s your family like?
Oh so very complicated… We like to act like we’re the All American family, but we’re really just a big ole mess of dysfunction.

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Two Dozen

That’s how many years W and I have been married – 24 – as of this past Wednesday.

That seems long enough sentence, doesn’t it?

Apparently not.

Every time I start thinking about giving him the final boot, something stops me.

Sometimes it’s just easier to deal with the hell I know rather than the ones I don’t.

Do other people go through life like this?
Is this how life is supposed to be?

I am way too stupid to have the answers…

Friday, July 06, 2012

Maybe It's Time for a Real Post

You know, as fun as the Sunday Stealing memes are, they aren’t really the point of this blog although you would never know that from recent posts.

The point of this blog is that it is a place for me to say the unacceptable, to spout off about things that just can’t be said to real life people in my real life world, except for those I have met through this blog and know all the bad stuff about me and tolerate me anyway.

(BTW, if I were a professional writer, or editor, I would feel the need to go back and fix up the plethora of run on sentences here and in other posts. Fortunately, I’m an accountant and don’t care.)

Today’s rant will be a stream of consciousness mind-emptying vomitus (I don’t know if that’s a real word or not, but I like it, and I think you know what I’m getting at here so just go with it) of words that are cluttering my mind and keeping me from concentrating on other things, like work. No continuity is guaranteed from one paragraph to the next, or indeed, even one sentence to the next. Proceed with caution and at your own risk.

I realize more and more that I am the very definition of a bleeding heart liberal. I want to take care of everybody. I want to be a friend to the friendless. I want others to want to help out as much as I want to. I want to make others care about our fellow humans and our world in general. I want peace and a baseline of adequacy for everyone. What I don’t get is why everyone doesn’t feel that way. Why does it have to be a dog eat dog world? As Rodney King (may his soul rest in peace) said, “Can’t we all just get along?” Do we always have to view someone as the enemy? What the hell, people?!?? It seems as though somehow society got stuck in the junior high phase and never matured beyond that. I watch how N and his friends and schoolmates treat each other, and it’s brutal. Junior high kids are cruel! But you know what? So are adults! They’ve just honed their techniques more so that they do it a little more glibly, a bit smoother and not so rough around the edges.

Whatever happened to the Golden Rule? You remember that one, don’t you? No, not “He who has the gold makes the rules,” though that’s the one we seem to be following. The one that says, “Treat others as you would like to be treated.” Or go with Jesus’ words, “Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” Who did Jesus mean when he used the term “neighbor”? He meant everyone, not just the guys you’re friends with. He meant your drunk neighbor, your Muslim neighbor, your gay neighbor, your loud neighbor, your rude neighbor, your African American neighbor, your lazy neighbor, your poor neighbor, your rich neighbor, your well dressed neighbor, your white neighbor, your Christian neighbor, your sober neighbor, your quiet neighbor, your polite neighbor, your Buddhist neighbor, your straight neighbor, your nosy neighbor, your scary neighbor, your kind neighbor. I could go on and on because he meant EVERYBODY. Without exception. WITHOUT EXCEPTION.

Not that I get it right all the time. None of us do. I get pissed off at people. I get selfish with my stuff at times. I forget that every single one of us is God’s child, loved by God, and that we should treat all of God’s children the way God would want us to treat them. It is hard sometimes to love every child of God. Yet that is what God calls us to do. “What about the people who do bad things?” you may ask. “How can I love someone who causes harm?” To that I say that loving someone does not mean that you allow people to run amok or get away with evil. You must establish boundaries so that you do not allow others to take advantage of you, but that doesn’t mean you should do it without love and concern for the common good and for all people, including the one with whom you are in conflict.

Is this sounding a bit like a sermon? I didn’t start out to write a sermon here, and yet these are the thoughts on my mind lately. These are the ideas that are rambling about in my brain. And there is one term that keeps coming back to me – radical hospitality. It is this theme of radical hospitality that continually comes back to me. God is speaking to me. There is something I need to do in terms of radical hospitality. I don’t know just what it is yet, but God is leading me there in God’s time rather than mine. The seed is planted, and now it is up to me to nurture it and help it grow. I feel led to delve deeper into my study of the Bible, to read the Gospels more closely, to focus on Jesus’ acts of radical hospitality. His washing the disciples’ feet comes to mind, being servant rather than leader.

Where am I headed? Where will all this lead? I haven’t a clue, but I trust in God. If I hold my heart open to God’s leading I know I will have the direction made clear to me. One thing that has become clear as I have written this is that I need to focus my energies on me, to make myself a role model for others rather than trying to change others.

One other thought before I let go here. Church needs to be a place where we not only worship but our base for service to our community. Any church that is not serving the greater community in which it exists is not a glory to God no matter how many attend worship or how beautiful their sanctuary or how perfectly executed their worship services are. The church must exist outside the four walls of the church building, or it really doesn’t exist at all.

You may be wondering why any of the above is not the kind of thing I can talk about with real people in my real life.  After all, it isn't about affairs or unspoken bitchiness or anything that would necessarily get me into trouble.  It is, though, the kind of thing I feel uncomfortable talking about.  Religion, spirituality, church.  These things are difficult to talk about in real life for me because I don't feel people really understand me.  The conservative fundamentalist types find my ideas bizarrely radical.  The liberals find my Biblical interpretations too literal.  I am caught in a strange little netherworld.  Yet I know that God gets me.  God and I are good with each other.  I am quite confident in that, and that is what is truly important.

Thursday, July 05, 2012

Sunday Stealing All Caught Up: 121-180

With this installment I officially catch up with Sunday Stealing and will only be answering the questions for the current week after this until I lose interest again.

BTW, in case you didn’t realize it by now, I have a rather dry sense of humor, tend to be more than a little sarcastic, and probably shouldn’t be taken terribly seriously when I answer some of these questions. It’s up to you to determine when I’m serious and when I’m being a smart ass…

121. Have you gone rock climbing? If not, would you?
No and no.

122. Do you believe in forever love in a romantic relationship?
Yes, but then again I believe in Santa Claus too.

123. As a kid did you ever sneak anyone into your house?
Yes, I used to regularly sneak J in when we were in high school.

124. Do you personally know anyone homeless?
Yes, I wish I had an answer to bringing them out of homelessness, but it is a more complex issue than most people know and not easily solved. Also, before you ask if I care so much have I ever taken any into my home, let me just say that twice W and I have saved people from becoming homeless by renting them a room in our house and charged very little. So yes, I do what I can, but I’m just one person with one house with one spare bedroom. I do my part. Do you?

125. Do you believe in aliens?
Well, I hear we have a problem with illegal aliens in this country. If aliens didn’t exist then I don’t think we’d have a problem with illegal aliens.

126. Have you ever killed someone?
No. Not that I haven’t thought about it or wished it, but no I would never intentionally kill someone. Wait. I take that back. If I had to kill someone to protect N I wouldn’t hesitate for a second. You’ve been warned. Don’t f*** with N, or you are taking your life in your hands. Mama Bear has spoken…

127. What would it take for you to sell your soul to a devil?
There is nothing that would get me to sell my soul to a devil, not even for a perfect life for N because there is no such thing as a perfect life. And no, not even to save N's life because I believe we'll be together in Heaven once we're both dead, and if I sold my soul to a devil I wouldn't make it to Heaven, would I?

128. Top or bottom?
Bottom mostly, but variety is good.

129. Are you happy with your career?
Yes and no. Yes, I love what I do. No, I wish I could work my way back up to management which seems darned near impossible.

130. What's your favorite store to buy clothes? Why?
I hate buying clothes…

131. What is your eye color?
It depends on who you ask, what I’m wearing and what the lighting is…

132. Watching or playing sports?

133. Would you have plastic surgery?
No. It just looks so… plastic…

134. Name one website that you visit daily. Why do you read it?
Facebook. Gotta keep up with friends…

135. Are you going on vacation this year? If so, where?
Yes, my church’s mission trip to Appalachia where we’ll be repairing homes for people in need. It is a vacation from the standpoint that I will only be responsible for myself and nobody else. Get in the van. Let someone else drive. Let someone else provide meals and shelter while I’m away. All I have to do is work several hours of physical labor each day. It’s so different from my real life it is a true vacation.

136. How do you align yourself politically?
Generally Democrat because they generally espouse similar philosophy to mine. However, I don’t vote the party line. I vote for the candidate, not the party. I vote for those who will work to make policy that will benefit the majority of people, not just the rich. I vote for those who don’t buy in to the bullshit of trickle down economics. I vote for those who I believe follow the true tenets of Jesus, the ones who believe in radical hospitality and the dignity of all people. I support policies that provide fair and equal treatment to all people.

137. Do you have any pets?
Yes. One cat, one dog.

138. Do you believe in soul mates?
Not really.

139. What’s one trait that you hate about yourself?
Lack of self control.

140. How long have you played Sunday Stealing?
Off and on for a few years.

141. What's the difference between Stealing and other memes that you do?
No idea. Don’t care.

142. Best cartoon show ever?
Rocky and Bullwinkle

143. Does it matter to you if your significant other smokes?
Yes. I would NOT be with someone who smokes. No way. No how. No exceptions.

144. Do you ever use your full name?

145. Do you get annoyed easily?
Who? Me? Why do you ask? Get away from me!

146. Indecent proposal: Would you sleep with an attractive billionaire for millions of $?
In a heartbeat… if you find one willing to sleep with a fat middle aged woman give them my number, won’t you?

147. Where do you draw the line?
Just a little shy of crazy and well beyond politically correct.

148. Have you ever been on a road trip?
Yes. Many.

149. What’s your favorite drink?
Alcoholic – Jack & Coke
Non-alcoholic – nonfat mint mocha, no whip

150. Which is better, amazing eyes or an amazing smile? Why?
Eyes, because they are the windows to the soul while a smile can fake you out.

151. What was your first thought this morning?
What day is it? Is it a weekday? Do I have to get up and go to work? Why am I so confused?
And then I hit the Snooze button…

152. Have you ever wanted to go to sleep and not wake up?
Not really. I’m not a big fan of wasting time sleeping when there are so many thoughts to think…

153. Would you try to take over the world?
No. I couldn’t take that much responsibility. And really? You wouldn’t want me to either. I would do awful things like tax everyone enough to provide healthcare for all, and redistribute food resources so that nobody had to go hungry.  I would end subsidies for corporations for stupid stuff and make them pay their fair share of taxes.  I would increase minimum wage and introduce a cap on maximum wages (including bonuses and profit sharing) so that everyone could have a decent living and the gap between rich and poor became smaller. Yeah, I’m pretty much every rich person’s nightmare and the nightmare of many middle class and lower class "sheep."  Be thankful I'm not too ambitious about the whole world takeover thing.

154. What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?
When you’re bi there really isn’t a preferred sex, but either way it’s been so long I don’t even remember.

155. Have you ever been asked to do something disgusting?
Yes. Cleaning up vomit, whether one’s own, one’s child’s, or one’s pet’s is disgusting.

156. How much cash do you have right now?
Less than $10

157. Tell us something totally random about yourself.
I really want to attend seminary and become ordained.

158. What really turns you off?

159. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?

160. You’re having a bad day. Who do you want to talk to?
Nobody. I want to be left alone so I can sit at the piano and play until I calm down.

161. Have you ever studied the Bible?
Yes, I love Bible study and wish my church had more.

162. What really turns you off?
Being asked the same question twice in a short time…

163. What's a goal that you'd like to achieve?
Becoming an ordained minister and pastoring my own church

164. Name one celebrity you hate, and why.
Kirk Cameron for the distorted message of Christianity he spreads

165. What’s your favorite store?

166. What's one goal you’d like to achieve this year?
Finding out what is wrong with my left knee and getting it fixed. To that end, I have an appointment with an orthopedic specialist next week.

167. What's the first thing you notice about your preferred sex?
Fingers. I love long, slim fingers with nicely manicured short nails… piano player hands in other words.

168. Who is your oldest friend? How long have you known them?
I don’t generally inquire about peoples’ ages when I befriend them so I don’t know which one is oldest. The longest friendship is with a high school friend whom I’ve known since 1975. That’s what, about 37 years?

169. Do you like photography?
Not particularly.

170. Pain or no gain?
Mostly no gain…

171. What's something people say that you generally find annoying?
“I could care less.” Generally they really mean they could NOT care less.
“Axe” when they mean “ask.”
“Jewry” when they mean “jewelry.”
“I” rather than “me” after a preposition.
“Yo” in place of “hello.”
“You’d be so pretty if you just lost weight.” Yeah? Well, you’d be pleasant to be around if you’d shut up.
Let’s just say I find anything grammatically incorrect, or rude, to be annoying.

172. How often do you change your myspace/facebook/etc profile?
Very rarely. So rarely I can’t remember the last time I touched my profile. Status updates yes. Profile changes no.

173. Do you ever cook?
Yes, though not as often as I used to… :-(

174. Have you ever been on a boat?
Yes, many times

175. What do you do most when you’re bored?
Eat or play games on my smart phone

176. What is your favorite musical instrument?
Harpsichord at the moment

177. What’s your phone ringtone?
Whatever the phone came with.

178. Have you ever been in a movie? (Either amateur or professional.)
In high school our Spanish class made a movie in Spanish. We did Cinderella, and I was the fairy godmother.  Hmm... I wonder if that video tape still exists...

179. Describe your life currently in five words.
Waiting for my next turn…

180. Where did you last fly to and why?
It’s been a while. Let me think. Oh yeah. We flew to LA when the Illini were in the Rose Bowl a few years ago. No. Wait. That’s not it. It was the trip to Seattle BJ took me on when he and I were still together. I still feel guilty that I didn’t pay my own way. Of course, that was the trip when I got to meet Jeni Angel, so it was well worth whatever BJ paid for me to go!

(Can you tell I have the slightest crush on Jeni by the number of times I mention her in this blog? I admit it. I do. Too bad she’s straight… and way over there on the other side of the country... Actually, it's more like a celebrity crush, you know, the kind where you crush on someone you have no chance with but admire from afar?  Yeah, like the one I have on Howard Stern.  Howard Stern... Jeni Angel...  I have eclectic tastes...  Oh, and one other thing just to prove my tastes are eclectic, the guys in Magic Mike?  Meh... didn't do that much for me.  Yep, eclectic...)

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Sunday Stealing Catchup Part III: 81-120

81. What’s your favorite action movie?

Die Hard

82. Have (or are) you ever been involved someone much older than you?
W is 27 years older than I am so yeah.

83. Do you believe in lust at first sight?

84. Favorite type of venomous snake?
No snake is a good type of snake, and I certainly don’t have a favorite. Well, now that I think about it my favorite snake is any snake that isn’t near me.

85. Do you drink alcohol?
Only when I want to.

86. If you wanted to talk to someone who'd lift your spirits, who'd you call?
JeniAngel or Drama

87. What do you wear to feel sexy?
This presumes that I ever feel sexy…

88. Do you like to learn?
Love to. If I could afford it I’d become a professional student and earn degree after degree just to learn more stuff.

89. Have you ever been hit on by someone who really overestimated their attractiveness?
Oh yeah.

90. Where did you last go on vacation?
Vacation? What’s that?

91. Dallas (as in J.R. & Bobby) returns this week. What film or TV series would you loved to be resurrected?
All My Children

92. Explain your karma beliefs.
Karma will come back and bite you in the ass.

93. When do you think that you have a hard life?
When I’m being a pouty spoiled brat.

94. Favorite comic strip?
Zits. I see N in it regularly.

95. Have you ever broken a heart?
Probably.  Don't feel bad about it though.  I've had my heart broken by more people than the number of hearts I've ever broken.

96. Should pot be legalized?

97. Have you ever gone skinny dipping with someone that you shouldn't have?
I don’t think so.

98. What do you do when you're down?

99. Last time you were really angry?
W. This week. Soccer registration. Put his foot in his mouth… again. Shudder.

100. What is your favorite flavor in general?
Chocolate! You just can’t go wrong with chocolate.

101. Name 4 things you always have with you.
Cell phone, drivers license, clothing, sense of humor.

102. How many SERIOUS exes do you have?
I’m not sure how many are serious vs. how many are funny, but none of my exes live in Texas…

103. What causes you to admire people?
When they do something admirable, like doing something to help others rather than themselves or doing something with regard to the betterment of society over the profit they might make.

104. Do you like sports?
Love basketball, like baseball, like watching N play sports.

105. Would you have sex after marriage? Why or why not?
After? Well, sure as long as the spouse is willing. According to some of the blogs I read there are some spouses who are so unwilling, or unable, that it doesn’t happen. My marriage would be an example of that.

106. What is your favorite male name?

107. Do animals go to Heaven?
I don’t know, and I let God handle that question.

108. Last time you had a great time with your dad?
No fair asking this of someone who lost their dad in the last year…

109. What is your favorite hair style?
Any hairstyle where I can wash and wear. I hate fussing with my hair.

110. Do you like your name?

111. When was the last time that you quit your job?
Five and a half years ago when I got this one.

112. When you wake up, what is the first thing you think?
Oh shit. It’s morning again…

113. Have you ever pulled an all-niter?
Well, I was a college student after all… of course!

114. What is the perfect day for you?
Breakfast in bed, read the paper, long shower, comfy clothes, cooking or baking, playing the piano, leisurely dinner, movie on Netflix, late night brownies and milk

115. Last time you cleaned the bathroom?
Couldn’t tell you. That’s W’s job.

116. Have you ever failed a grade? Why?
Hell no! ‘Cause I studied!

117. Have you met anyone online?
Lots of people. Mostly wonderful. Mostly wacky. Some almost normal…

118. Have you ever smoked?

119. Do you like celebrities?
It depends on which ones.

120. Do you like traveling?
Love it. Love it. Love it.