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A Secret In The Hand. Or Was That A Bird? Whatever.

Just when I wonder…”what oh what will I write about now?” the fabulous Everyday Mama comes up with a blog-hop that really makes me think! Because, I have shared so much here, are there really 25 things you DON’T know about me?

Digging as deep as I can…Here are (I hope I can get to 10, but trying for) 25 things you don’t know about me:

  1. Every other first born female in my family (going back generations) had twins. I am that ‘every-other’ generation and I am the first born female. I do not have twins. Although I did marry one!
  2. My first job was in a tropical fish store. I was 13 and I gave the wrong change. The guy called me a thief and the owner convinced him it was just a mistake. I cried. After that I just cleaned tanks.
  3. When we played ‘army’ in the neighborhood I always volunteered to be the nurse.
  4. In fourth grade I was teacher’s pet.
  5. In fifth grade I was ‘put up’ to sixth grade the first week of school. (yea, I skipped a grade)
  6. My dad taught me to ride a motorcycle at age 9. My first bike was a blue Honda 70.
  7. Even better, he taught me to bait a hook and fish at age 5.
  8. There is only one thing I hate about SoCal: The lack of river fishing. I need some rushing water. STAT.
  9. I went snowshoeing with a youth group in junior high through the Yosemite back country to a cabin way out in the woods. There was no electricity and we read  Call Of The Wild out loud to each other until late in the night. It was the best night’s sleep I have ever had in my entire 48 years.
  10. I have seen many dead bodies through my work at hospitals over the years and I was okay with it.
  11. One time, though, it wasn’t okay and it wasn’t at work. Some day, maybe, I will tell that story.
  12. All I ever wanted to be growing up was a veterinarian.
  13. As an young adult, I only wanted to be in criminal justice.
  14. Now, I just want to be a vet again. Mostly, because I need one and can’t afford it.
  15. I worked as a ‘scab’ during the grocery strike. It was great money and we really needed it. But 70 hours a week isn’t something I could have sustained for long, so I was glad when it was over.
  16. I took three years of French in high school, was pretty fluent and wanted to be an exchange student my senior year. I can’t remember a lick of it now.
  17. I was president of the Science Club and in the spirit club, at the same time (I was a geek/popular chick blend–I belonged everywhere and nowhere).
  18. I played a GREAT right wing in PAL soccer.
  19. I split my leg open in a motorcycle accident at 14. I wasn’t driving, a friend of my mom was and we went over a bump. I flew off and hit a tree.
  20. I went to an emergency room in a teeny tiny town and got sewn up by what I am sure was an 18 year old crazy kid posing as a doctor.
  21. Three days later I had a red line running up my leg. After that I was put in isolation and my wound was left open to heal from the inside out. I had 17 different kinds of infection, including staff.
  22. I had cosmetic surgery at 16 and 18 to try and remove the scar.
  23. I still adore my husband. Even though we have been together since I was 13 and I am now 48. Or despite that fact.
  24. My dad bought us a pony named Chocolate when I was 15. He was a mean, mean pony who kicked and bit. He also ran me into a tree. His name should have been Houdini, because he was an expert at escape.
  25. Chocolate did not live with us for long.
OH wow, I did it! I am so proud of myself! If you want to challenge yourself too, head on over to EverydayMama’s bloghop! The more the merrier.

Fall seven times and stand up eight


Funsize tagged me

THE RULES: Mention who tagged you. Complete the list of 8’s. Tag 8 other people.


  • Seeing how my bathroom looks when I finish painting it
  • Vegetables from my garden
  • Seeing my Dad and GreatGram and relaxing at the cabin over 4th of July
  • Meeting Funsize and MacDougal’s new baby next February
  • The infinite possibilities of the coming months
  • Getting a paying job
  • Watching Bear graduate and partying with family after
  • Celebrating Sparkles and Bear’s birthdays this month


  • Went to a pre-interview for my background check for a possible new job. So far I passed to the next level
  • Went to the bank
  • Dishes
  • Laundry
  • Some work for my old boss
  • Went to the post office. Twice.
  • Worked on a crochet baby blanket
  • Watered the garden


  • Pay off my debt
  • Buy a trailer and camp across the country
  • Travel to Ireland. And Great Britain. Possibly Rome
  • See Collin alive
  • Go back to college
  • Buy my kid’s houses
  • Retire to the mountains
  • Cure cancer


  • Heroes
  • LOST
  • CSI
  • Medium
  • House
  • Renovation Realities
  • Survivor
  • House Hunters International


  • Artichokes
  • Mexican food
  • Onion dip
  • Potato Salad
  • Prime Rib
  • Shrimp Scampi
  • Fish and Chips
  • Zucchini


  • Ireland
  • England
  • Rome
  • Egypt
  • Switzerland
  • Scotland
  • All 50 states
  • Costa Rica


Has The Moon Lost Her Memory

I’ve been tagged by Judi at Where The Road Takes Us with a meme that takes me back in time: Listing seven facts about me from high school. Since only a handful of my readers were even alive then, you can probably all understand if I have a hard time remembering back that far.

1. I was Vice President of the Science Club sophomore year and President my junior year.
2. When I was 15, I saw the movie Halloween in the theater with a girlfriend. Scared us nearly to death. That night I was babysitting next door to home, but I still had to call my mom to stay with me while I babysat.
3. My first job besides babysitting was cleaning fish tanks in a fish store.
4. My first car was a 1966 Chrysler Newport, for which I paid $100 combined with my mom’s old dinette set. It was bright yellow with a black swatch down the sides. Like a bee only eleventytrillion feet long. (click to see the full glory)
5. I went every Friday night after the football game to the roller rink for dance night and I usually wore my Danskin disco dress.
6. I tried out for Lettergirl (a step down from cheerleading), but didn’t make it. I did compete on the gymnastics team and the swim team. I also played right wing in a PAL soccer league.
7. While everyone else was fawning over Jill (Farrah Fawcet-ugh, the hair) and Kelly (Jaclyn Smith-who I think is prettier) I really, really wanted to be Sabrina (Kate Jackson) on Charlie’s Angels. She was pretty enough, but smarter, funnier and wittier than the others.

Now let us see how well you remember your high school days, I tag Gene, Grandy, Pam, and anyone else brave enough to share!

“Show me a person who doesn’t like to laugh and I’ll show you a person with a toe tag.”

I don’t have a toe tag (yet), but I must confess to earning my slow poke award again

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I, Joan Crawford, I believe in the dollar. Everything I earn, I spend.

I found this over at Where The Road Takes Us

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz…

You Are a Joan!


You are a Joan — “I need to succeed”

Joans are energetic, optimistic, self-assured, and goal oriented.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * Leave me alone when I am doing my work.
  • * Give me honest, but not unduly critical or judgmental, feedback.
  • * Help me keep my environment harmonious and peaceful.
  • * Don’t burden me with negative emotions.
  • * Tell me you like being around me.
  • * Tell me when you’re proud of me or my accomplishments.

What I Like About Being a Joan

  • * being optimistic, friendly, and upbeat
  • * providing well for my family
  • * being able to recover quickly from setbacks and to charge ahead to the next challenge
  • * staying informed, knowing what’s going on
  • * being competent and able to get things to work efficiently
  • * being able to motivate people

What’s Hard About Being a Joan

  • * having to put up with inefficiency and incompetence
  • * the fear on not being — or of not being seen as — successful
  • * comparing myself to people who do things better
  • * struggling to hang on to my success
  • * putting on facades in order to impress people
  • * always being “on.” It’s exhausting.

Joans as Children Often

  • * work hard to receive appreciation for their accomplishments
  • * are well liked by other children and by adults
  • * are among the most capable and responsible children in their class or school
  • * are active in school government and clubs or are quietly busy working on their own projects

Joans as Parents

  • * are consistent, dependable, and loyal
  • * struggle between wanting to spend time with their children and wanting to get more work done
  • * expect their children to be responsible and organized

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

Inspirational thought for today:

“Holding on to anger is like holding on to a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.”


I Simply Must Know

Allisone started this and I forgot to post it here! Me bad! (click on her name if you want to see my answers)

So I really want to know more about all of you. Answer the questions in the comments and if you want, try this over at your place.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?

02) What was your dream growing up?

03) What talent do you wish you had?

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

05) Favorite vegetable?

06) What was the last book you read?

07) What zodiac sign are you?

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.

09) Worst Habit?

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?

11) What is your favorite sport?

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.

16) Do you have any pets?

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?

18) What was your first impression of me?

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

22) What color eyes do you have?

23) Ever been arrested?

24) Bottle or can soda?

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?

26) What’s your favorite place to hang out at?

27) Do you believe in ghosts?

28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?

29) Do you swear a lot?

30) Biggest pet peeve?

31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?

33) Favourite and least favourite food?

34) Do you believe in God?

35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?


I was tagged by Frigga at AnyApples for this.

The Rules:

  • Link the person who tagged you
  • Mention the rules on your blog
  • Tell about 6 unspectacular quirks of yours
  • Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them
  • Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged

My Quirks:

  1. I eat my dinner one item at time. First veggie, then side and then meat.
  2. I won’t put my car in gear until everyone inside has on a seatbelt. But I never say anything, I just sit there.
  3. The smell of broccoli makes me ill.
  4. I won’t let my kids leave the house without giving me a hug and kiss. Even if they are just going for a walk.
  5. I really would rather chat via IM than on the phone.
  6. I am one of those people whos second toe is longer than the big toe. It appears it is a trait that Watermelon shares with me.

I Tag: Hmm, Frigga stole some of my tag plans….okay here goes:

Marlee at Leaping Before I Look

Mimi at LedeMeOn

Allisone at DeservedIndulgence

Lesley at WillWriteForFood

Robyn at OneOfTheJones

and because it’s all about getting to know new people:

Maggie from Maggie’sMind

Just join in this love fest

I’ve been tagged by Nannygoat at TheMommyProject to do this meme.

The rules: Write a blog entry with 10 weird, random, facts, habits or goals about yourself.

1. I think the Ghost Whisperer is one of the worst shows on television. Mostly because Jennifer Love Hewitt is a horrible actress in it. Yet…I.Can’t.Stop.Watching.Every.Week.

2. I want very much to some day return to college and finish my degree in Forensic Science. I have yet to decide if I want my specialty to be blood splatter or ballistics, but I am already a junior so I do think I should finish.

3. My usually supportive and loving husband is being a total a$$wipe about my signing up to do the walk. He can’t even just say he doesn’t think I can do it and leave it alone. No he has to go on and on about how ridiculous it is that I am even considering it. Methinks he might be projecting, but who knows.

4. For my 12th birthday my uncle took me to see my first “grown-up” movie. Earthquake. It featured sensurround and scared the heebie jeebies out of me. For a born and bred California girl who had been ‘trained’ in school to dive under my desk in elementary school the combination of sensurround and blood and guts got me. After that I never found a scary movie I didn’t like. It was love at first shake.

5. I fell in love at the tender age of 13 with a really cute twin riding a motorcycle. Six years later we wed and this August we will have been married for 26 years.

6. In high school we went on a week trip to Yosemite in the winter. What an amazing trip. I snowshoed for the first time to a secluded cabin in the primitive area. We stayed the night in that primitive cabin. After dark we built a huge fire and our leader read Call Of The Wild out loud to us.

7. Even though I know it is crazy, if I still had the “equipment” I would have another baby right now. Insane, huh?

8. I have owned two homes in my life. My goal is to own another and realize some security again.

9. Late to the technology table again, I have recently discovered DVR. And I think it is the most wonderful invention on the planet.

10. Today we had no water at work. In fact, the entire block didn’t have water. The weird part was why….it seems someone stole the copper valve out at the street. What has the world come to???

Hey I managed to do 10 without stretching my brain too far AND while I watched Ghost Whisperer (using the DVR to pause when I need a break!).

Now I get to tag 4 people–
The following poor souls are IT:

Lesley, Jenn, Frigga, and Robyn

I Seek Harmony, I Don't Always Find It

Your Blogging Type is Kind and Harmonious

You’re an approachable blogger who tends to have many online friends.

People new to your blogging circle know they can count on you for support.

You tend to mediate fighting and drama. You set a cooperative tone.

You have a great eye for design – and your blog tends to be the best looking on the block!

Picture(s) Of My Life

Stolen borrowed from Jenn at Enjoying The Ride:

1. go to

2. type in the answer to the question in the “search” box

3. use only the first page

4. insert the picture into your blog

1. what is your relationship status?

2. what is your current mood?

3. who is your favorite band/artist?

4. what is your favorite movie?

5. what kind of pet do you have?

6. where do you live?

7. where do you work?

8. what do you look like?

9. what do you drive?

10. what did you do last night?

11. what is your favorite tv show?

12. describe yourself.

13. what are you doing today?

14. what is your name?

15. what is your favorite candy?

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