Tuesday, July 21, 2009
One thing that seems to be a recurring theme lately in Bloggityville is a dearth of blog fodder. Added to the lack of anything inspirational to blog about for some of us is the fact that life keeps happening outside of our computer community and it's sometimes difficult to balance real life responsibilities and still come up with interesting blog posts.
I don't presume to have the answers to these dilemmas for everyone, but for myself I decided to take matters into my own hands and make up a meme. It's been a while since I've done a meme and I just don't really have anything earth shattering to blog about, so a meme it is.
I'm going to just answer these with a reasonably short and probably pithy explanation, but if you choose to do the meme, just do your own thing. Answer each question in one post, treat them as writing prompts and do a series of posts with them, whatever tickles your fancy. Just let your imagination run wild and free and do your own thing. Or not. This is the land of the free and the home of the brave, after all.
No requirement to tag anyone, or to link to me or anyone else. Feel free to let me know if you do the meme so I can read your answers, or not. That free and the brave thing again, ya know. Just copy and paste the questions to your blog, erase my answers and do whatever makes your liver quiver.
Oh, and you may use the meme button I made up for this meme if you wish.
So let's get started then:
1.] How come I can never find: Clothes that I like and will fit me when I have a little money, but when I'm broke flatter than pee on a plate I find all sorts of bargains? It never fails that I find things that are cute and fit me when I don't have a penny to my name!
2.] I wish I'd never started: Coloring my hair. I wanted a warm brown color to match my natural color, maybe just a shade lighter, to hide some of these natural white highlights I've acquired over the last 10 years or so. I chose a shade called Brown Sugar and it turned my hair auburn. Or RED, according to Cecil. Now it's growing off and I still have white temples and about 2 inches of dark roots with about 2 inches of auburn ends. Phooey.
3.] I wonder why: God made flies, mosquitoes and gnats? I know other animals eat them, but there are so many other bugs they can eat that don't bite and irritate people.
4.] Mama always told me: Don't worry yourself into an early grave. It only makes you gray headed and doesn't change a thing. She was right. And I'm not much of a worrier, so if you need anything worried about, I'm not your girl.
5.] There's this one thing in my closet that I just can't seem to get rid of: It's a holey old t-shirt that says, "Dude & Dudette" and it has a decal of a couple of dogs on it. It's huge even on me and it's so worn and comfy. It's too delapidated to wear anywhere but fishing or for some other messy activity, but I just can't let it go. It's almost 30 years old, no lie, and a dear friend passed it on to me. When it gets so holey and threadbare that I can't wear it outside the house I guess I'll eventually give it a decent burial. Or more likely pitch it unceremoniously in the trash along with the potato peelings and old soda cans.
6.] My favorite guilty pleasure is: Starbuck's White Mocchas. I love 'em and have one almost every time I go to Barnes&Noble at our local mall. There's a Starbuck's Cafe in there and I like to get a cup of coffee and a book and read while Cecil and Sue shop in the mall. Sometimes I get a regular black coffee but more often it's a white moccha. I don't care much for regular mocchas, but white chocolate is a weakness of mine. Of course we don't go to the mall every week so I probably only indulge 2 or 3 times a month, so I don't think it's that much of a vice.
7.] I always forget to: Buy ink cartridges for my printer when I'm at Wal*mart. My printer has been giving me that "You're nearly out of ink, dingbat!" message for months now, and still I forget to put ink cartridges on my mental shopping list, and the thought slips away until I turn on the printer again. Duh!
8.] I have never: Flown on an airplane or other aircraft and God be my helper, I never will. I'm not claustrophobic or scared of heights in that context, or scared of being that high up in the air. It's a healthy fear of crashing that keeps me from getting on a plane! If you hear that I died in a plane crash, you can bet somebody drugged me and loaded me on there with a forklift, or else that sucker crashed on my house, 'cause I ain't willingly climbing on an airplane with the intention of flying anywhere.
9.] I'm obsessed with: FARMTOWN on Facebook. I love it. I'm at level 33 and at level 34 I can buy the mansion! I have over $4 million on there; too bad I can't cash it in for real money!
10.] One of my favorite memories is: Family Christmases when I was young. All my sisters and their families would be there, along with my Grandma Hervey and more that are lost in the mists of time and have fallen through the large cracks in my memory. My brother in law Charles and sister Sue were always there early, around 5:30 or 6 am, and woke me and Cecil. Daddy would already have the wood stove blazing and Mama would have the turkey in the oven and already be cooking other dishes for the noon meal of turkey and dressing, pinto beans, giblet gravy, homemade yeast rolls, mashed potatoes, green peas, cranberry sauce and celery sticks. For dessert there was always homemade pecan pies, MAMA'S BLACKBERRY JAM CAKE, BLACK CHERRY JELLO COMPOTE, MAMA'S ITALIAN CREAM CAKE and more. I don't remember most of the gifts that were wrapped and under the Christmas tree, but I remember the most important gifts: the love and care we had and have for each other.There. That concludes my version of this meme. Feel free to do this one or not.
The rest of this week promises to be busy, with a trip to Wal*mart today and then I'll have Emmy here Thursday and Friday. Emmy's potty training continues and we're making progress. :-)
Hope you're all having a wonderful week! Lord willing I'll be back Saturday evening to do my Sunday Dinner blog post.***I decided to link to each one who participates in this meme, as I become aware of them. That way we can all read one another's answers. :-)
JENNY @ AUNT JENNY'S WORLD
JESSICA @ JESSICA'S WORLD
GIGI @ IN THE THRONE ROOM
LISA @ MOTHER MAYHEM
SARAH @ MY WONDERFUL LIFE
LORI @ DAKOTA CITY QUILTER
KELLI @ KELLI'S CRAZY LIFE
VIKKI @ KNIKKED
SAMMY @ I THINK I CAN, I THINK I CAN....
JAN @ MY MIND.....LOST, STRAYED OR STOLEN.....
GRANNY ANNIE @ FOOLS RUSH IN
BRENDA @ IT'S ALL GOOD
MELLI @ INSANITY PREVAILS
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