random me meme

May 14, 2009


My first meme tag! I feel so special now! Thanks to Tuli at Defective Typewriter.

What are your current obsessions?
My hair, shoes, wire (I’m excited because I got to go to an excellent hardware store today to buy wire!)

What’s for dinner?
More like a lunch. I only do this once a year but I got a big Basket of Fries with cheese at McDonald’s. It’s kinda a local thing.

What is your greatest fear at the moment?
That I’m never going to get everything done that I need to get done.

What are you listening to?
CSI: NY – just listening, not actually watching

If you were a goddess what would you be?
A muse for creativity.

What are your favourite holiday spots?
Kure Beach, Clearwater/Tampa Bay area, San Francisco, San Luis Obispo

What are you reading right now?
Odd Hours by Dean Koontz

What is your guilty pleasure?
Romantic movies, not really romcoms, just with some romance. My favorite example.

Who or what makes you laugh?
My niece, my dad. I can’t really get into stand-up and no one famous really stands out right now.

What is your favourite spring thing to do?
Get the shorts and tanks out! Buy new summer shoes. Or And new spring shoes.

Where are you planning to travel next?
I’m not. I rarely get to travel anymore, but we may end up doing something short this summer. Maybe going to Pittsburgh to catch the Pirates.

What is the best thing you ate or drank lately?
Some cheesy taco-ish salad. Corn chips, spicy meat and beans, lettuce, salsa, cheese, sour cream, and some green onions from my mom’s garden. I love green onions!

When was the last time you were tipsy?
So long ago I can’t even remember. Sadly at least 5 years since I’ve even had a drop of alcohol.

What is your favorite ever film?
If I had time I could probably list about 300. I don’t have an all-time favorite. I like most movies and can watch just about anything. As long as it’s not animated. Can barely do that.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from your children?
No kids. Most kids I know make me feel like like I’m glad I can’t have any. Except my niece. She makes me wish I could have half a dozen just like her! Or at least one.

What song can’t you get out of your head?
Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) – ABBA Gold has been my traveling companion this week

What book do you know you should read but refuse to?
Probably any of the classics. It’s not that I don’t want to read them, I have read some, I just don’t want to read a book because that’s what everyone else has done.

What is your physical abnormality/abnormal physical ability?
I can bend my thumb back to my wrist. Nothing special, but I haven’t seen many other people who can do it. Other than the women in my family.

What is your favourite candy?
Reese’s cups, preferably the miniature or special holiday shapes, caramel-filled Hershey’s Kisses, and cherry-filled Hershey’s Kisses

What is your favourite body part?
Sometimes my hair, sometimes my eyes. Meh.

What other bloggers are you tagging?
No one. Anyone left who hasn’t done it? (I’m looking at you, Brian) Just let me know so I can take a peek!


Daily(ish) Sighting 5/08/09

May 8, 2009

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My Spring Traveling Sales Shoes. Well, that’s how I referred to them today.

Daily(ish) Sighting 4/30/09

April 30, 2009

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A new view of the same tulips from my 4/24 post. What a difference a week can make.


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Exotic Animal

April 20, 2009


Dad: It took me a few minutes to figure out what kind of animal was killed in the backyard.

Me: You mean the deer I showed you over the bank?

Dad: No. I couldn’t figure out what kind of STRANGE ANIMAL had such a weird shade of red fur.

hair cuttings

Me: Oh wow, you’re so funny! You’re just jealous because I have hair.


April 6, 2009

How have I not seen this little prodigy before?

Cleopatra Stratan, born in Moldova in 2002, is the daughter of a Moldovan-Romanian popular singer. While hanging out in the studio with her father while he was recording, she grabbed a mic and started singing along. Everyone was so impressed that they recorded her singing the lead vocals. And a star was born.

This is Cleopatra at 3 with her #1 Romanian hit “Ghita” (this is the English version) from her album La vârsta de trei ani (“At the age of 3”)


Here she is at 5 with Zunea-Zunea (English lyrics at the bottom of the video) from her album La vârsta de 5 ani (“At the age of 5”)


(Thank goodness they haven’t started her on the trashy stripper-esque pop “princess” track, and hopefully they never do.)

I Quit

March 29, 2009


QuitMeter Counter courtesy of www.quitmeter.com.


Of course, the next person I see with a cigarette may receive a broken hand or arm when I snatch said cigarette from their grasp and inhale it in about 2 seconds.

Almost Sprung

March 10, 2009


The weather was so nice this weekend I thought I’d spend a little time in the backyard.


These guys are a little late this year.



Usually there is snow on the ground when I first see them.



Though there is still time for a serious blizzard.



Watch where you step!



Looks like someone else found the snowdrops, too. (By someone I mean someTHING, cause I seriously hope there is not someONE going around taking dumps in my yard, though it wouldn’t be the first time.)