Friday, January 13, 2006

Another survey, in the form of a meal?

From Jen's blog, a quiz about "what kind of blogger are you?" led me to this site . . . those quizzes are really off-base. Anyway:

Appetizer: Have you ever seen a ghost or an angel?

If they're out there, I've experienced them. Let me explain: in my old 2nd floor apartment in the duplex on Trouble Street, I was up really late one night - around 2 AM - reading the newspaper at the kitchen table. It was VERY quiet - the girls were asleep, the guy downstairs was not home, and I was getting kind of sleepy. One of the drawers in the kitchen was warped in some way, and would not stay half-way open - and would not roll shut if it was all the way open - you had to push it shut. Anyway, this night it was all the way open - I don't remember why, I was probably eating ice cream or something. What the heck else was I doing up at 2 AM? Anyway, silence, just me and the sound of me turning the page of the newspaper. Suddenly, the open drawer IN BACK OF ME closed. My eyes widened, and I slowly turned my head around to see what was going on: nothing. The drawer in fact was shut, and I had not done it. I looked around the room, seeing that everything looked normal. I did get a strong sense of, I should leave this room and go to bed. Which I did.
That qualifies, right? Did I mention that the kitchen window looked out on the backyard, which butted up against a cemetery?

Soup: What is your favorite board game?

Hmmm... I used to play lots of board games with my kids - the usual: Candyland, Chutes and Ladders. There was some crazy rather pointless game called "The Littlest Pet Shop" which S LOVED because there were little plastic dogs and cats, which she played with even without the game. M's favorite when she was little was "Mall Madness," which was quite elaborate, with a box in the middle that spoke various phrases, sometimes with a strange impediment: "The CHICHEN store!" "Whoa - Long line! Try again later!" "YOUR item costs FIVE DOLLARS MORE!" It was a painn to set up, but it was fun.
M got "Apples to Apples" for Christmas, and the whole family played for about four hours one night. It was rather hilarious at times - I highly recommend it.

Salad: What was the last movie you saw that made you cry?

I don't remember. Really. Maybe it was "Spiderman" - at the end, when Peter tells MJ that he only likes her as a friend. Maybe it was "It's a Wonderful Life", except I didn't see that this year; I do get tears in my eyes at the end of it. I will have to think about this and edit later.

Main Course: What would you do if you had 3 months off from your job?

Sew. Knit. Go to Texas and wander around: El Paso, Midland, Lubbock, Marfa, Austin, San Antonio, Sonora, Dallas, Houston, Beaumont, Corpus Christi, Amarillo, Killeen. And everywhere in between. Take pictures and paint pictures of the mountains.

Dessert: What kind of shoes are you wearing today? Slippers. I had today off.

wait till the middle of the night...

for some inspiration . . .

I'm swiping this from LA RUSH, a med school student that I don't know but whose blog I keep running into:

go to
type in "failure" in the search box (without the quotation marks)
then hit "I'm feeling lucky" instead of search....see what happens!

heh heh heh

I have absolutely nothing to say.

Judging from the number of "quizzes" and "memes" I see in a lot of blogs lately, neither does anyone else.

OK, then, the "2 things" meme:

2 obsessions bordering on unhealthy:
-- music from "Jeeves & Wooster": "bring me lobster on a clean plate!"
-- Sudoku

2 things I should've done but didn't in 2005:
-- finished Bill & Mari's quilt. Now they're having a baby and I'll have to make them two quilts!!
-- stuck to my diet

2 things I'm surprised I did in 2005:
-- got a new job making more money with a window office
-- "the car accident"

2 things I will do in 2006:
-- be more honest. always.
-- be more active.

2 TV shows I must see:
-- Numb3rs, CBS, Friday @ 10 PM ET
-- 24, FOX, Sunday. Don't know when, but I will find out.

2 foods I've made that I bet you haven't:
-- tamales
-- Chocolate Italian Cream Cake

2 worst habits:
-- staying up too late
-- procrastinating

2 secrets about Rudy:
-- he talks in his sleep
-- someday he's going to grow to be 6 feet tall, and he will exact his revenge from those who have mocked and scorned and insulted him (mostly "stupid" and "smelly") by striking his enemies with his great yellow paws. But not me, because I'm nice to him and I give him treats.

OK, as M would say, when the crazy lady starts going on and on about her smelly little dog, it's time to hang up.

Bon soir, mes amis.