Tense for a Reason

July 29, 2007

Overdue Meme (Post #48)

Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 7:29 am

1. What’s overdue for a good cleaning?
My house is in desperate need of a good Spring-type cleaning, but Geek and I kind of fear that whatever’s holding this crumbling piece of wreckage might get swept or dusted or mopped away.

2. What’s overdue for some kind of professional examination, service, maintenance, or upkeep?
My little Saturn (10 years old in August) could use a hood to trunk maintenance session.

3. Who’s overdue for a phone call or letter to you?
My once best friend Amanda; she sent me a letter at Christmastime after nothing for 3 years; I wrote a lengthy response, but haven’t heard a “Hello” or even a “Screw off” back from her.

4. What’s overdue for an appearance in your neighborhood?
The mosquito sprayer truck!

5. Who’s overdue for a good comeuppance?
The jackass coaches who run the school in which I work; they don’t communicate with their teachers, so they have no damn clue about what’s really going on.

Now, I’ll bet you can’t guess what I’m about to say is really overdue… My going to bed!! One more stinkin’ post, and I’m done, like a cake!

MySpace Madness Meme, Part 2

Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 5:30 am

23. Do you walk around the house naked?
No way.
24. If you were an animal what would you be?
I would like to be one of my cats — easiest life ever.
25. Hair color you like on someone you’re dating?
I have no preference.
26. Would you rather be blind or deaf?
I think I could handle being deaf more easiliy.
27. Do you have any special talents?
Yeah, but you’ll have to pay me to tell you what they are.
28. What do you do as soon as you walk in the house?
Put my purse down, take off my jewelry and shoes, sort through whatever mail we’ve gotten.
29. Do you like horror or comedy?
Give me comedy; horror – ewwww.
30. Are you missing anyone?
My extended family – Mama, aunt, cousin.
31. Where do you want to live when you are old?
On a lake in the mountains.
32. Who is the person you can count on the most?
My husband
33. If you could date any celebrity past or present, who would it be?
Sting, hands down
34. What did you dream last night?
It’s been so long ago that I don’t remember.
35. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Football!!!
36. Are you named after anyone?
An orphan character on a 70s TV show
37. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Margarita, followed in a close second by appletinis.
38. Non alcoholic drink?
Diet Coke
39. Have you ever been in love?
Ummm, yeah
40. Do you sing in the shower?
No, shower time is the time when I think through the day ahead of me.
41. Have you ever been arrested?
No
42. What is your favorite Holiday?
Christmas. It’s fun to watch the Littleone’s excitement.
43. Would you ever get plastic surgery?
I already have… twice, for a cleft lip, as a matter of fact.
44. Have you ever caught a fish?
Yes! Geek took me, actually taught me how, and it was fun!

I’m in the home stretch now!  Five more posts, and then bedtime, here I come!

MySpace Madness Meme, Part 1 (Post #43)

Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 5:00 am

This long-winded meme was stolen from The Coffee Table; as with some of the others, I’ve broken it up into 2 parts.

1. Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?
I was not aware that was a viable method for making a broken CD work; I might try it now.
2. What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated?
3 years – I’m a daredevil, aren’t I?
3. Ever been in a car wreck?
Amazingly enough, no. *know that I’m knocking on wood*
4. Were you popular in high school?
Well, I wasn’t part of THE popular crowd, but I was popular-ish. I had a lot of friends, and because I was editor of the school newspaper, everyone knew me.
5. Have you ever been on a blind date?
One. It did not go well, and I swore off them after it.
6. Are looks important?
Of course they are; if you think someone’s a troll, you’re not going to be interested in him; but that said, if you really like a man’s personality, the importance of looks quickly fades.
7. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more?
Yes.
8. By what age would you like to be married?
Um, 22? What a coincidence – that’s the age at which I WAS married!
9. Does the number of people a person’s slept with affect your view of them?
I’d like to say no, but after a certain number, I think it might.
10. Have you ever made a mistake?
Oh no… not me.
11. Are you a good tipper?
Yes, if you are a good waitperson; I’ve been known to give 20 percent to a good one.
12. What’s the most you have spent for a haircut?
55 frickin’ dollars
13. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?
Wow, this is a popular (and disturbing) question among memes. The answer is no.
14. Have you ever peed in public?
Growing up, my mom played on a softball team, and it seemed that the bathrooms at the field never worked… So, yeah.
15. What song do you want played at your funeral?
“In the Garden” would be nice, but since I’ll be dead, it won’t matter.
16. Would you tell your parents if you were gay?
Yep.
17. What would your last meal be before getting executed?
IF I could eat, I might request sushi.
18. Beatles or Stones?
The Stones
19. If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who would it be?
I don’t think I could do that.
20. Beer, wine or hard liquor?
White wine.
21. Do you have any phobias?
Bugs! Roaches especially.
22. What are your plans for the future?
Get out of this house and this city, start working on a PhD in British literature, make sure my Littleone gets a good education.

Word Association (Post #41)

Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 3:59 am

You say ** and I think **.

  • Situation :: room
  • Theme song :: “Beautiful Stranger” (We just finished watching Austin Powers.)
  • Kelly :: Clarkson
  • Club :: soda
  • Swerve :: move!
  • Couch :: prison
  • Bigfoot :: beef jerky
  • Arbitrary :: law
  • Inventor :: George Foreman
  • Blazer :: Chevy
  • This was harder than I thought it would be to do. My brain isn’t associating anything unless it has to do with sleep.  Sweet hallelujah – only 8 more posts to go!  Then, free at last!

    Bloggy Meme, Part 2 (Post #37)

    Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 2:00 am

    Here’s the rest of the meme I posted in the last half hour. How’s that for an eloquent introduction? …I’m tired, be nice to me.

    19. MOST RECENT MOVIE YOU’VE WATCHED IN A THEATER?
    This is embarrassing… It was Cars.

    20. IF YOU COULD INVENT ONE THING, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
    A transporter to get me from point A to point B in a few seconds’ time.

    21. NAME AN ACTOR/ACTRESS YOU HAVE THE HOTS FOR.
    Johnny Depp, especially when he’s in pirate gear.

    22. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE CITY?
    I love Knoxville, Tennessee.

    23. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE KIND OF CAKE?
    coconut

    24. WHAT’S THE FIRST WORD THAT COMES TO MIND RIGHT NOW?
    sleep

    25. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAW YOUR MOM IN PERSON?
    New Year’s

    26. WHO GOT YOU TO START BLOGGING?
    Geek tried for a year to tell me that I would enjoy it, but until I read about blogging in Redbook magazine, I had no desire to try it for myself.

    27. WHAT DID YOU HAVE FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT?
    I had a tomato, a cucumber, half a bagel and 2 slices of pineapple.

    28. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN RESIDING IN THE CURRENT CITY YOU LIVE IN?
    Too damn long – about 11 years now.

    29. ARE THERE ANY HUMOR SITES IN YOUR BLOGROLL?
    Oh yes, I couldn’t do without my daily dose of “I Can Has Cheezburger?” and I think Mr. Fab’s site would qualify as humor,no?

    30. WHAT’S THE LAST THING YOU SAID OUT LOUD?
    “What’d he say?”

    31. LOOK TO YOUR LEFT. WHAT DO YOU SEE?
    my Geek and a sleeping cat

    32. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON THAT SPENT $100 ON YOU?
    my mommy

    33. WHO HAS BEEN IN YOUR BLOGROLL THE LONGEST
    The Scribbler

    34. WHEN WAS YOUR LAST KISS?
    Today, but at this moment, I can’t remember exactly when.

    35. WHAT’S THE LAST PIECE OF CLOTHING YOU BOUGHT?
    I bought 3 shirts at Target a few days ago.

    Bloggy Meme, Part 1 (Post #36)

    Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 1:30 am

    I’ve no idea where this came from, so I can’t give credit where it’s due… But at 1:30 in the morning, I can honestly tell you that I don’t really care, either.  Commence talking badly about me now, if you’d like.  I’m tired.

    1. YOU HAVE 10 BUCKS AND NEED TO BUY SNACKS AT A GAS STATION. WHAT DO YOU GET?
    beef jerky (no Slim Jims), Sweet Tarts, pork rinds (shaddup), and Diet Coke

    2. IF YOU WERE REINCARNATED, WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE?
    I want to be a cat… mine, in particular.

    3. WHO’S YOUR FAVORITE REDHEAD?
    Me!

    4. WHAT DO YOU ORDER WHEN YOU’RE AT AN I.H.O.P.?
    Scrambled eggs, bacon, toast, coffee

    5. LAST BOOK YOU READ?
    Lola Carlyle Reveals All – can’t remember the author. It was a silly romance, and just what I needed at the time.

    6. HAVE YOU MADE OUT WITH ANYONE ON YOUR BLOGROLL?
    Why, yes I have. (wink, wink, nudge, nudge)

    7. DESCRIBE YOUR FAVORITE PAIR OF UNDERWEAR.
    I love all my pairs of Victoria’s Secret cotton bikinis, but especially the grey ones that say “Angel” on the front.

    8. DESCRIBE THE LAST TIME YOU WERE INJURED.
    Umm, I really can’t remember. I cut myself shaving every single time.

    9. OF ALL YOUR FRIENDS, WITH WHOM WOULD YOU WANT TO BE STUCK IN A WELL?
    I guess Geek; at least we could pass the time with sex.

    10. ROCK CONCERT, OR SYMPHONY?
    Symphony – preferably Mozart

    11. WHAT IS THE WALLPAPER ON YOUR CELLPHONE?
    Some pink watercolor painting – looking thing

    12. SODA?
    Diet Coke

    13. FLAVOR OF PUDDING?
    vanilla

    14. WHAT TYPE OF SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
    pink t-shirt

    15. ANY BUTTONS OR BLINKIES IN YOUR SIDEBAR?
    On this blog… none; on my real blog I think there are 3.

    16. HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE ON YOUR BLOGROLL?
    I think there are 40.

    17. HOW MANY PEOPLE IN YOUR LIST DO YOU KNOW IN “REAL LIFE”?
    Only one so far.

    18. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
    “As Time Goes By” from Casablanca – Geek’s fave movie.  He’s fighting to stay awake.

    *More in the next post…

    July 28, 2007

    Meme of Tens, Part 2 (Post #28)

    Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 9:30 pm

    As I’m sure you can tell from the title, this is the second part of the meme which I posted in the last half hour. Yeah, otherwise I got nuthin’ right now. I’ll see if I can do better next time.  And it’s still early-ish!

    TEN HAVE YOU EVERS
    1. Have you ever been caught sneaking out? – no-o-o-o-o-o-o, I was the good girl (for reals)
    2. Have you ever been completely in LOVE? – yes
    3. Have you ever done something you regret? – can’t think of anything
    4. Have you ever sky dived? – oh, hell no
    5. Have you ever been on a house boat? – yes – so much fun!
    6. Have you ever finished an entire jawbreaker? – back in the day
    7. Have you ever wanted someone so badly it hurt? – only Geek, but luckily I got him
    8. Have you ever been streaking? – not my style, thankyouverymuch
    9. Have you ever been skinny dipping? – again, no, but I wouldn’t turn my nose up at it in the right time and place
    10. Ever wanted to marry a celebrity? – Sting is already married, so he could just be my “mister.”

    TEN EMOTIONS
    1. Are you missing someone right now? – my baby girl, especially since she just called to tell me goodnight
    2. Are you happy? – yes!
    3. Are you talking to any one right now? – well, technically not talking, but I’m chatting with the girls in the Blogathon chat room
    4. Are you bored? – often, but not tonight — no time
    5. Are you german? – probably
    6. Are you irish? – definitely
    7. Are you french?- oui
    8. Are you italian? – I don’t think so
    9. Are your parents still married? – bwahahahahaaa! (um, no)
    10. Do you have a boy/girlfriend? – Does a husband count?

    TEN LASTS
    1. Last phone call? – my Littleone just a few minutes ago
    2. Last thing you read? – I am reading The Historian
    3. Last IM? – from Chatty when her power cord FUBAR’d
    4. Last item bought? – 3 new blouses at Target
    5. last thing u ate? – whitefish gyro and Greek salad
    6. Last time you were nervous? – oh, good grief, I’m almost always nervous about something
    7. Last person hugged? – Geek
    8. Last TV show watched? – Emeril
    9. Last cry? – I cry nearly everyday, so I really don’t remember
    10. Last time you ran on the track? college

    Meme of Tens, Part 1

    Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 9:00 pm

    Once again, this meme was stolen from Kwizgiver. I’m posting it in 2 parts so I can be sure to make my deadline. Part two will be posted in the next half hour; try not to hold your breath.

    TEN FAVORITES
    1. Show on T.V- Dirty Jobs
    2. Flower – lavender roses
    3. Color – purple and green
    4. Sport – football
    5. Movie – When Harry Met Sally
    6. Music – any and all things Sting
    7. Food – sushi
    8. Season – fall
    9. Day – Friday
    10. Location – Mississippi

    TEN FACTS
    1. Hometown – Orange County, California
    2. Hair color – dyed auburn red
    3. Hair length – about an inch above my shoulder
    4. Hair style – straight
    5. Eye color -hazel, usually green
    6. Gender – female
    7. Height – 5’4
    8. Weight – What woman in her right mind tells her age?!
    9. Current location – my couch
    10. Lefty/Righty – righty

    TEN THINGS ABOUT YOUR LOVE LIFE
    1. Have you ever been in love? – yes
    2. Do you believe in love? – yes
    3. Do you give up on love easily?- no
    4. Do you think someone likes you? – He’d better, he’s stuck with me
    5. Have you ever broken some one’s heart? – Not that I’m proud of it, but I think so
    6. Ever loved someone but never told them? – no
    7. Are you afraid of commitment? – um, no
    8. Have you ever had a secret admirer?- yes
    9. Do you believe in love at first sight? – yes
    10. Do you want to get married one day? – I want to get re-married 9 years from now – renew our vows

    TEN THINGS: THIS OR THAT
    1. Love or money? – both
    2. White chocolate or milk chocolate? – milk chocolate
    3. Flowers or candy? – flowers
    4. One night stands or relationships? – relationships
    5. Television or internet? – internet
    6. Pepsi or coke? – Diet Coke
    7. Wild night out or romantic night in? – romance, please
    8. Colored or black and white pictures? – both
    9. Phone or in person? – in person
    10. Facebook or MySpace? – Crackbook

    One Word Meme (Post #19)

    Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 5:00 pm

    Stole this one from Chatty a long, long time ago, and it’s great since my brain is slowing down.  (However, knowing my tendency toward wordiness, this may be harder than I think it’s going to be.)  I’m eating grapes to try to perk back up.

    The Rules: Answer with one word only!

    This Moment: sleepy

    Your Shoes: slippers

    Craving: salad

    The State of Your Home: crumbling

    Annoyed By: allergies

    Noise In the Background: TV

    Really Want To:  nap

    Thinking About: Blogathon

    Smelling:  dog

    Favorite Product In Office Supply Aisle: calendars

    Don’t Ever Want To: stagnate

    Your Eye Color: hazel

    The Weather: humid

    Have Never Tried: cigarettes

    Think Everyone Should Try: sushi!

    Last Vacation Destination: Biloxi

    The Last Thing You Had to Drink: Schweppes  (raspberry ginger ale… and it’s good!)

    Your Bad Habit:  eating

    What You’re Going To Do Now: post

    Yep, it was harder to do than I’d imagined.  I struggle to limit myself to few words, and I’m my own worst editor.  I think I’ll talk about that in my next post.

    Traveling Meme

    Filed under: Memes — Tense @ 4:00 pm

    This one is good and short, but still fun… Not that I ever get to do much in the way of traveling.  (I’m totally blocking the recent Biloxi trip out of my mind.)  Poor, pitiful me.

    1. Traveling by Air, Sea or Land?
    I like to travel by air.  It’s fast, and I love the taking off; it feels like a roller coaster.  Of course, it was a lot easier when I was kidless.

    2. Hotel, Camp Grounds or Summer Cottage?
    Hotel or summer cottage; after all, I am the girliest of the girly-girls.  Pffft – camping, as if.

    3. Sightseeing, Weather Related Sports or Relaxing?
    Relaxing, with a little bit of sightseeing for good measure, if I travel to a sightseeing kind of place.

    4. Favorite vacation season?
    Winter – hopefully to travel somewhere with snow, something we rarely see here.

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