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Sunday, April 19, 2009


While trolling my usual blogs (since I'm taking it easy today), this meme was posted. It appeared interesting - so I'm taking a stab at the damn thing.

If anyone chooses to pick up on this - have at it! Here goes:

1. My uncle once : He told me to eat all my carrots - to help my eyesight. He died when I was 9, only a couple of months before I had eye surgery. What little I can remember, I loved him dearly.

2. Never in my life : I have NEVER scaled Mt. Everest. Not that I would even want to, but the question is challenging.

3. When I was seventeen : I was the most naive kid I knew. In the 40 years since - I could write a damn book.

4. High School was : Just OK. I was never really with the "in" crowd, and I missed out on a lot of events. I have no regrets - that's life!

5. I will never forget : Giving birth to all 3 of my children. They were all different labors, but definitely a memory for me.

6. I once met : James Garner, Mike Ditka, Jerome Bettis, Jay Rockefeller....I know there are more - but brain damage is kicking in.

7. There’s this girl I know who : Cannot tell the truth for any reason. One can give this person hard, concrete facts and she will distort everything into her truth.

8. Once, at a bar : I had a barmaid pick a "physical" fight with me, and I was 8 months pregnant. She was a goof and I had at least 15 guys protecting me from her idiocy.

9. By noon, I’m usually : On a roll doing something mundane - or hopefully achieving a goal.

10. Last night : I fell into bed in complete physical agony. As usual, overdoing the physical jobs around the house.

11. If only I had : Financial security. I don't want to be rich (as if that would hurt), just be able to make some changes around my house. (remodeling my kitchen comes to mind first and foremost.)

12. Next time I go to gym/church : Don't sit around wondering if I would do either. NOT HAPPENING! Some might say that my body and spiritual being reflect the lack of both.

13. Susan Boyle : Has given me the most delight in such a long time, with her lilting voice. I am rooting for her to go as far as she can on "Britain's Got Talent" and then on to a recording career.

14. What worries me most : The safety and well being of my children and grandchildren.

15. When I turn my head left, I see : the kitchen sink.

16. When I turn my head right, I see : outside onto the back deck.

17. You know I’m lying when : I honestly don't know if I have a "tell" or not. Someone needs to inform me of giveaway signs. As a rule I try not to lie, as they have a way of coming back and kicking you in the ass.

18. What I miss most about the eighties : Not a whole helluva lot!

19. If I was a character in Shakespeare, I’d be : some pathetic, soon to be murdered woman.

20. By this time next year : Hmmmm....I never think that far ahead.

21. A better name for me would be : I think my real name suits me well - Marie. I can't comprehend me with any other name.

22. I have a hard time understanding : right wingnuts and their belief that they are on this earth to turn everyone into theological robotoids. They are best suited to prey on the weak minded ones.

23. If I ever go back to school, I’ll : accomplish all goals I set for myself.

24. You know I like you if : you get a hug from me at some point. There are very few people I can honestly say I dislike - but rest assured those select few will never get "the hug!"

25. If I ever won an award, the first person I’d thank would be : I can tell you who it would NOT be - it wouldn't be Mom, Dad or God! So whomever is responsible for such an award would get the thanks.

26. When I compare 80’s rock to 90’s rock : I am not the one to ask this question. I know what I like and dislike, but I am not the best music critic in the world.

27. Take my advice, never : "Piss into the wind!" "Don't eat the yellow snow!" Need I go on???

28. My ideal breakfast is : Oatmeal and toast w/ strawberry jam.

29. A song I love, but do not own is : There are too many to name. Whatever tunes I own are loaded in my iPod.

30. If you visit my hometown, I suggest : Heading out for a better town. I live in a dying village, with no leadership or thoughts of the future. We are turning into a crackhead have of the Ohio Valley.

31. My favorite Beatle is : George. Always was and always will be.

32. Why won’t people : Learn to get-along? Amazing how people avoid finding a middle ground at times - and work harder to widen the divide.

33. If you spend the night at my house : You would be treated like royalty - or as close as I could possibly get.

34. I’d stop my wedding for : Like that would ever happen again. I laugh at this question!!!!
35. The world could do without :

36. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than : Since I can never see myself licking the belly of a cockroach - the door is wide open.

37. My favorite blonde is : Would this be a "true" blonde, I wonder. There's always Marilyn Monroe - but I don't think she sported her true colors.

38: Paper clips are more useful than : Scotch tape, staples, rubber bands....etc.

39. If I do anything well, it’s : Keep my promises. There have been times that due to circumstances beyond my control - I may have faltered. But as a rule - my word is golden.

40. And by the way : I have nothing more to add at this time.

I would definitely be interested if anyone would choose to do this meme and let me know. On a day when writer's block has set in - a meme is something good to give the old brain a break. thanks for bearing with me!

Have a great day and..............later.............


Utah Savage said...

I love a good meme and this is a good one. My problem when doing a meme is writing way too much. Once I start writing of the personal, I can't seem to stop.

Jane Ann said...

I'll do it... Nothin better going on right now!

slyght said...

did you move your computer. i think if you look right you should see the front door or the fridge and if you look left you should see the back deck