Back to Stealing Sunday

Sunday Stealing: The Lower 40 Meme, Part One

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1) Who is the last person you high-fived?

My nephew who is fourteen months old.

2) If you were drafted into a war, would you survive.

Probably.  Odds are fifty-fifty.  Plus, I take direction well.

3) Do you sleep with the TV on?

SOmetimes, when I forget to put it in Sleep mode.

4) Have you ever drunk milk straight out of the carton?

Yup.  And OJ.  Then I grew up and became a germophobe.

5) Have you ever won a spelling bee?

Nope.  I entered one and got eliminated in the first round.  “Using” was the word.  Not that I’m bitter or anything like that…

6) Have you ever been stung by a bee?

Yes.  And a yellow jacket.  Ouch.

7) How fast can you type?

55 WPM  last time I checked.  Which was about a decade ago.

8) Are you afraid of the dark?

No.  But I’m leery of Promises in the Dark.  (one of my favorite songs for Karaoke)

9) Eye color:


10) Have you ever made out at a drive-in?

The one in town was closed by the time I was old enough to make out.  I did make out in a church parking lot–and got busted by the cops.  Not that I’m bitter or anything like that…

11) When was the last time you chose a bath over a shower?

I’d have to say it’s been years since I’ve had a proper bubble bath.  These days, it’s shower time only.  I share a bathroom with my son.  Nuff said.

12) Do you knock on wood?

Yep.  The only superstition I don’t pooh-pooh.

13) Do you floss daily?

No.  I should, though.

15) Can you hula hoop?

16) Are you good at keeping secrets?

Yes, because I usually don’t remember them.

17) What do you want for Christmas?

A hysterectomy.

18) Do you know the Muffin Man?

That lives on Drury Lane?  Nope.  Never heard of him.

19) Do you talk in your sleep?

20) Who wrote the book of love?

Burt Bacharach?


not the most wonderful time…

If you have a weak constitution, do not read any further.

I want a hut.  A menstrual hut.  A place where I can go for 5-7 days out of the month and just be.  Now, I wouldn’t want a real grass hut.  Oh no.  Not this gal.  A tricked out hut complete with plumbing, heat and a/c., electricity, and of course, WiFi.

I don’t require much.  All the surfaces where I would sit or recline upon would have to be covered in black.  I would need a freezer for the chocolate and pints of Ben and Jerry’s  Chubby Hubby.    Possibly a cupboard for the salt and vinegar potato chips.   Oh, and a sacrificial animal–maybe Dick Cheney.

I know, you’re asking yourself, why the sacrificial animal?  For this reason:

There’s always some smart-assed person who looks at your purchases of copious amounts of chocolate, caffeine and feminine products and asks, “That time?”

That’s when the animal would come forth and I would stab it repeatedly.  Then I would point to the bloody carcass and say, “That was supposed to be you.”

Oh, and for those well meaning people who suggest Midol. i have this to say.

The last thing a woman wants when she is crampy and bleeding is a diuretic that makes her have to urinate every ten minutes.

Yeah, I’m better now.  Be back in about six days.

Back to Square One

So…it’s been awhile since I posted anything.  Gotta love depression.  You think of things you should be doing but just can’t get moving–then you beat yourself up for not moving.  It’s a lovely cycle.

As much as I’d like to just crawl under a rock and stay there, I can’t.  Sub Rock habitation is not a great example for Cubby.  So I went to the Doctor and got my medication adjusted.  It’s been a week and I don’t seem to have any side effects so I guess we’re a go.

I went back to the gym this past Saturday.  For the past six months I’ve been paying for a membership but my card never left my wallet.  I call it paying a Fat Tax.  I also went this morning to said gym and was greeted warmly with a “Welcome Back”.  Though I’ve been away, doing the backstroke in lake Self-Pity, I can still leg out 1.5 miles in 30 minutes.  I haven’t hit the weights yet, but I know I will soon.  For the moment, I’m just happy I got out of the house.

Rocking with Buffalo Springfield



Welcome to Rock ‘n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little “twist” is that each week we will pick a singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their songs. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics. Got it? Great! Let’s begin this week’s meme!

Today we picked Buffalo Springfield.

1. Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It – Do I have to come right out and say it
Tell you that you look so fine
Do I have to come right out and ask you to be mine
Have you ever struggled to tell someone how you really felt about them?

I’ve struggled more to keep my yap shut.

2. Mr. Soul – I was down on a frown when the messenger brought me a letter
I was raised by the praise of a fan who said I upset her
Any girl in the world could have easily known me better
She said, You’re strange, but don’t change, and I let her.
Have you ever been told that you are strange?

Yes, nearly every day in high school and beyond…back then it was an insult, now it’s a compliment.
3. A Child’s Claim to Fame – Well there goes another day
Now I wonder why
You and I
Keep telling lies
Have you ever been lied to on a regular basis by someone that you loved?

Nearly every time report cards are about to be sent home.  Ah, Cubby.

4. Sit Down, I Think I Love You – So if you want someone to love you
Pretty babe I’m your guy
It’s not much I’m asking of you
Just please give me a try
Have you ever told someone how you felt and been rejected completely?

Yup.  Jeeze, I hated high school.

5. Broken Arrow – The streets were lined for the wedding parade,
The Queen wore the white gloves, the county of song,
The black covered caisson her horses had drawn
Protected her King from the sun rays of dawn.
They married for peace and were gone.
How do you feel about Kings and Queens of a country like Great Britain?

How do I feel?  I don’t, really.  They don’t have any real power except for money.

6. For What It’s Worth – There’s battle lines bein’ drawn.
Nobody’s right if everybody’s wrong.
Young people speakin’ their minds
A-gettin’ so much resistance from behind.
Have you ever taken part in a demonstration? If yes, do tell.

I used to do home parties for a Basket company, but I don’t think that’s the kind of demonstration you’re asking about.
7. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing – To singing in the meaning of what’s in my mind
Before I can take home what’s rightfully mine
Joinin’ and listenin’ and talkin’ in rhymes
Stoppin’ the feeling to wait for the times
Have you ever written a poem? If yes, would you share it with us?

I’ve written poems in school but I honestly don’t remember any of them.  Sorry.

8. Bluebird – Listen to my bluebird laugh.
She can’t tell you why.
Deep within her heart, you see,
She knows only crying.
Just crying.
Have you ever had to deal with someone suffering from depression?

Besides myself?  Yes.

9. On the Way Home – When the dream came
I held my breath with my eyes closed
I went insane
Like a smoke ring day when the wind blows
Have you ever smoked? If you’ve quit, how did you do it?

I quit cold turkey.  Though, smoking a turkey is not satisfying nor is it socially acceptable to light up a rolled piece of deli meat at the table.

10. Burned – Been burned and with both feet on the ground
I’ve learned that it’s painful comin’ down
No use runnin’ away, and there’s no time left to stay
Now I’m finding out that it’s so confusin’
No time left and I know I’m losin’
Tell us about a time when you realized that you were losing but could not change the outcome.

I was pregnant.  I didn’t want the baby to be outside of my womb but all good things must come to an end.  Sure, i wanted to see my son, but I knew once he was born, I couldn’t protect him as much as I could while he was inside me.  I know…weirdo.

11. Flying On the Ground (Is Wrong) – Is my world not falling down
I’m in pieces on the ground
And my eyes aren’t open
And I’m standing on my knees
But if crying and holding on
And flying on the ground is wrong
Then I’m sorry to let you down
But you’re from my side of town
And I miss you
Who are you missing today?

The younger me.  I turn 44 on Sunday.

12. It’s So Hard to Wait – You are a man, you understand
You pick me up and you lay me down again
You make the rules, you say what’s fair
It’s lots of fun to have you there
Who makes the rules in your home?

It’s a collaboration between me and Mr. Bears.
13. Questions – With the questions of a thousand dreams,
What you do and what you see.
Come on lover, talk to me.
Have you ever had to ask someone to explain how they felt because of mixed signals?

Once.  Mr. Bears said, “I love you” and I said, “Huh?  Me?”


Friday with Bowie

Hi I’m DJ KathyA! Welcome to Rock ‘n Roll Fridays. We are like other memes in that we will ask you thirteen questions each and every Friday. But our little “twist” is that each week we will pick a singer, band, era or category and pick thirteen of their songs. Each of our questions will be based on the lyrics. Got it? Great! Let’s begin this week’s meme!

Today we picked David Bowie.

1. Space Oddity “Ground control to Major Tom. Take your protein pill and put your helmet on…”
What vitamin or mineral supplement(s) do you take?

I take Melatonin and a multi-vitamin.

2. Changes “And these children that you spit on. As they try to change their worlds, are immune to your consultations. They’re quite aware of what they’re going thru”
What advice or suggestion have you given recently that went unheeded?

Don’t bother your father.  Cubby did and hilarity ensued.

3. Starman “There’s a starman waiting in the sky. He’d like to come and meet us, but he thinks he’d blow our minds…”
Do you believe there is intelligent life on other planets that has been monitoring us on earth?

Sure.  Watching the human race destroy the planet must be the number 1 show in other galaxies.

4. Ziggy Stardust “Ziggy played guitar, jamming good with Weird and Gilly, the Spiders from Mars. He played it left hand, but made it too far. Became the special man, then we were Ziggy’s band”
What is your favorite “fad” singer or band that swooped in with a hit and swooped out 15 minutes of fame?

Rick Springfield.

5. Heroes “I, I will be King, and you, you will be Queen. Though nothing will drive them away. We can beat them just for one day. We can be heroes just for one day…”
Do you think the Royals should remain in England as sovereign rulers?

Aren’t they just figureheads?  I think things should stay the same somewhere in the world.
6. Fame “Fame makes a man take things over. Fame, lets him loose, hard to swallow. Fame puts you where things are hollow…”
For you, what would be the worst part about being famous?

The judgement from total strangers.

7. Ashes to Ashes “I never done good things, I never done bad things, I never did anything out of the blue…”
Name a good thing and a bad thing you did recently.

I made chocolate chip cookies and ate them.

8. Fashion “Fashion! Turn to the left! Fashion! Turn to the right! Ooooooh, Fashion! We are the goon squad and we’re coming to town, beep beep!”
What is the last fashionable item you bought?

I bought a pair of neutral colored patent leather, open-toed pumps.  Love them!

9. Let’s Dance “Let’s dance to the song they’re playin on the radio…Let’s sway while color lights up your face, let’s sway, sway thru the crowd to an empty space…”
When was the last time you slow-danced with someone and what was the song?

Mr. Bears and I make our own music.

10. China Girl “I could escape this feeling with my china girl. I feel a wreck without my china girl…”
What is your favorite Chinese dish?

I like spicy green beans and General Tso’s Chicken.

11. Modern Love “Never gonna fall for modern love walks beside m, modern love walks on by. Modern love gets me to the church on time…”
What is different about modern dating /relationships from what you did as a teenager?

I have absolutely no clue…oh wait!  Texting.
12. Cat People “See these eyes so green, I can stare for a thousand years. Colder than the moon…”
What is your least favorite thing about cats?

Their dander.  I, unfortunately, am allergic to the kitties.  but I loves them.

13. Rebel Rebel “You love bands when they’re playin hard. You want more and you want it fast. They put you down, they say I’m wrong. You tacky thing, you put them on”
What do you like about your wildest friend or acquaintance?

That she makes me look somewhat sane in comparison!!!

Wednesday with Whoopi

Whoppi Goldberg

Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness! We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little “twist” is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. Got it? Great! Let’s begin this week’s meme! 

Today we picked Whoopi Goldberg. Here’s Wednesday Wickedness!

1. An actress can only play a woman. I’m an actor, I can play anything.
If you could experience any life form that was not a human of your sex, what would you pick and why?

I have no idea what the hell this question means?  what do you mean by “experience”?  If you’re talking about bestiality, no thank you!

2. For some reason, all artists have self-esteem issues.
Do you have any self-esteem issues? Do tell. (Since we all do.)
I am a female who reads magazines and is exposed to media.  Damn Skippy I have self-esteem issues.  If flab was fashionable, I’d be an icon.  But it ain’t, so pass the Hagen Dazs. 

3. I am the American Dream. I am the epitome of what the American Dream basically said. It said, you could come from anywhere and be anything you want in this country. That’s exactly what I’ve done.
Do you believe in the American Dream or has it passed through time?

I believe the American dream now is to have Eff-you money gained from either a sex scandal or a reality TV show.  Work?  Who the hell wants to work?  Everyone wants to win the lottery.  That’s the  plan for retirement isn’t it?  

4. I don’t have pet peeves, I have whole kennels of irritation.
It’s been asked before, probably weekly, but what’s irritating you today?

the fact that I am up before 5 AM. 

5. I don’t look like Halle Berry. But chances are, she’s going to end up looking like me.
What do you think you’ll end up looking like? (A picture would help.)

6. I grew up in a time when it would never have occurred to anyone to tell me there was anything I couldn’t do.
Has anyone told you that you could not do something?
Yup.  It’s called a credit limit.  Stupid Visa card!
7. I want Carl Sagan to explain the sky to me.
Is there anybody dead that you’d like to talk to?
I think some things should be left a mystery so, no.  What?  Did you just call me chicken?  Fine.  Elvis.  And I’d ask him what the hell was he thinking eating grilled peanut butter, mayonnaise and banana sandwiches!!!
8. If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.
Have you ever done volunteer work?
Yep.  I did my time as a PTO President.  Thankless, soul-sucking work.  Actually, isn’t that any job these days? 

9. It’s being willing to walk away that gives you strength and power – if you’re willing to accept the consequences of doing what you want to do.
Have you ever walked away from a job and regretted it?

I promised Bud I wouldn’t talk about it anymore.  I burned a bridge, built another one and got over it.  

10. Normal is in the eye of the beholder.
Are you normal? Explain.

I’m not a nutbar like some, but I have no idea what normal is.  I know I’m unique and would make a terrible reality TV character.


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Metal Friday

Today we picked Heavy Metal Bands.

1. Black Sabbath: Iron Man “Is he alive or dead, has he thoughts within his head? We’ll just pass him there. Why should we even care?”

Do you believe in Dr Kevorkian’s concept of “mercy killing” ?

yes.  I believe that a person who is in constant pain and suffering should be able to end his/her own life.  That being said, I don’t want to be the one to give the shot. nor do I want anyone to make that decision for me.  Living Wills, people.  Living wills.

2. Led Zeppelin: Rock n Roll “It’s been a long time since I rock n rolled, it’s been a long time since I did the stroll”
What have you not done in a long time that you would like to do again?

Walk without fear of slipping on ice and go outside without freezing my nunga-nungas off.

3. AC/DC: You Shook Me All Night Long “Cause the walls start shaking, the earth was quaking, my mind was aching and we were making it…”
Have you ever been in an earthquake?

No, but I’ve felt the earth move under my feet and the sky tumbling down thanks to Mr. Bears…and Carole King

4. Jimi Hendrix: Purple Haze “Purple haze all around. Don’t know if I’m up or down. Am I happy or in misery? Whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me”
Do you believe people can put spells on other people?

It’s not magical to manipulate people, it’s profitable.  Ask Rupert Murdoch.

5. Metallica: Enter Sandman ”Something’s wrong, shut the light. Heavy thoughts tonight. And they aren’t of snow white…”
What most recent thoughts kept you from falling asleep?

Oh, little trifles, like my place in the universe and shit like that.

6. Judas Priest: You’ve Got Another Thing Coming “One life I’m gonna live it up, I’m takin flight, I said I’ll never get enough. Stand tall, I’m young and kinda proud…”
What did you think you would do as a grown up that never happened?

I didn’t think I’d live this long, to be honest.

7. Motorhead: Ace of Spades “You win some you lose some, it’s all the same for me. The pleasure is to play…”
Do you play the lottery / scratch tickets?

Once in a while I like the scratchies, but mostly it’s a waste of money.

8. Iron Maiden: The Number of the Beast “Woe to you o’ earth and sea. For the devil sends the beast with wrath, because he knows that time is short…”
Do you believe the earth is headed down a catastrophic path with severe weather and climate changes, or is this just a passing phase?

catastrophe here we come.

9. Slayer: Angel of Death “Auschwitz; the meaning of pain. The way that I want you to die. Slow death, immense decay…”
Should the USA continue to try to help change nations who have inhumane laws?

Only after we, the USA,  get our own shit together.  A lot of inhumanity a happenin in our own backyard.

10. Spinal Tap: Stonehenge “In ancient times, hundreds of years before the dawn of history, lived a strange race of people…the Druids”
What ancient civilization do you like the best?

The Flintstone era.

11. Kiss: Rock n Roll All Night “You keep sayin you’ll be mine for awhile. You’re lookin fancy and I like your style…”
Ever date or hang out with someone just because of the way they look?

Because of the way they look at me?  Yep.  Because of their looks?  um, no.  I’ve had crushes on good-looking guys but they never gave me a second glance.

12. Uriah Heep: The Wizard “Why don’t we listen to the voices in our hearts, cause then I know we’d find we’re not so far apart”…
Do you believe we could ever find one government style (democratic, socialist, etc) that suits everybody in the world?


13. Dio: Rainbow In the Dark “There’s no sign of the morning coming, you’ve been left on your own. Like a rainbow in the dark.”
Ever been stood up when you were meeting someone?

Yes, I’ve been forgotten.