Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #81 -- "She said, she said"


Each year, for either my birthday or Christmas, my oldest friend gives me a page-a-day desk calendar filled with “Wild Words from Wild Women.” If one strikes my fancy, I tear it off, leave it on my desk for a while and, when I have collected 13, they magically become my TT!

1) “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.” Pamela Shaw

2) “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” Rhonda Hansome

3) “Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.” Toni Morrison

4) “You don’t get ulcers from what you eat. You get them from what’s eating you.” Vicki Baum

5) “It is best to act with confidence, no matter how little right you have to it.” Lillian Hellman

6) “Your passion is waiting for your courage to catch up.” Marilyn Greist

7) “The way to a man’s heart may be through his stomach, but that’s only if you twist the blade and lift up.” Shelia Kay

8) “Character is what you know you are, not what others think you have.” Marva Collins

9) “Self pity in its early stages is as snug as a feather mattress. Only when it hardens does it become uncomfortable.” Maya Angelou

10) “She’s my best friend. She thinks I’m too thin, and I think she’s a natural blonde.” Carrie Snow

11) “My weight is always perfect for my height – which varies.” Nicole Hollander

12) “It takes 20 years of hard work to become an overnight sensation.” Diana Rankin

13) “A nymphomaniac is a woman as obsessed with sex as the average man.” Mignon McLaughlin

Leave your link in the comments and I'll add you here:

1) Baby Mama shares 13 facts about her pregnancy
2) Sandy invites us off to sea
3) Anthony North takes on conspiracy theories
4) Hootin' Ani shares her favorite commercials
5) Sue looks back on 1967
6) Claudia shares 13 fascinating weight loss tips
7) Nicole has done a bit of research on the Olympic ceremonies in Beijing
8) Mocha Mom concentrates on the tiny nation of Maldives
9) Nancy remembers her 13 favorite gifts
10) B Boys Mom focuses on the Olympics
11) Lori shares 13 very funny quotes
12) Jackie has an important decision to make
13) SJR's TT is just toooooo cute!
14) Poppingbubbles has collected 13 awful pickup lines
15) Shelia does her first Thursday Thirteen -- go welcome her!
16) Rasmenia shows us Monet's France
17) Toni raises some questions about blogging
18) Lisa finally finishes what she started so many weeks ago
19) Yasmin invites us along to the movies
20) It's Elaine's first TT -- stop by and say hi!
21) Jen gives us surfing destinations
22) Barbara highlights her favorite girls names
23) Popart Diva's TT is positively intoxicating
24) Small Reflections joins me in the art of musing
25) Chris takes us out for fine dining

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DAY 13 -- 08 August Happiness Challenge

Retail Therapy. I am considering the purchase of either a new pair of sandals (in some nice shade of purple) or experimenting with different concealers from Sephora. Probably the latter, because it's cheaper and less seasonal. These are small things, I know, but thinking about them, shopping for them and finally making my purchase decision makes me happy.

Naturally I stole this

And of course it was stolen from Kwizgiver. I have 33 minutes until my next meeting and it seems like an absolutely FABULOUS use of my time!

If you got trapped in an elevator with someone, who would you want it to be?
Someone from Building Maintenance. Or someone who doesn't have a lot of ailing, hospitalized friends. I was stuck with such a woman -- Ruthie. She spent the whole time we were trapped describing her elderly friends' maladies. (I still remember her tsking and saying, "Her skin feels like paper!") If we hadn't been rescued soon, I was going to start screaming.

What is your favourite cereal?
Post Great Grains -- the one with nuts and raisins.

Do you own any cowboy boots?

What is something you would never do in public?
Pick my nose.

Have you ever had really strange dreams?
oh yeah

Name a friend or loved one who has passed away?

What's your earliest memory?
In the living room, in front of the picture window, trying unsuccessfully to climb onto the red ottoman. I've mentioned this to my mom and because of the red ottoman, which she got rid of when we moved, she estimates I was almost two.

Have you ever broken a bone before, and if so, how?
Clavicle. Fell down the stairs at my cousin's house.

Have you ever stepped in dog poo?

Ever bitten your toenails?
No. Is this even possible?

Who is your all time hero?
I wish I was like Jackie Kennedy Onassis. And I'm not.

What colors do you think mix well?
Royal blue and black.

What did you eat recently?

What was your favorite cartoon movie as a child?
Mary Poppins. (Dancing penguins, the horse race ... there were animated scenes in that so I'm sticking with it.)

What's your favorite movie now?
The Way We Were

Do you paint your toenails?
Technically speaking, they were painted for me by Marie at Salon 212.

Is your computer a fast and awesome computer?
At work, yes. At home, not so much. But that's because I (I'm embarrassed to even say this) still have dial up.

What do you do, or want to do for a living?
I am an associate creative director.

If one of your long lost exes called you and asked for you back, would you take them back?
One I would. Sigh.

Have you ever been a Heartbreaker?
I hope not.

What's your favorite instrument?
Sax or piano

What is a country you want to visit badly before you die?
Ireland (Kwizgiver's answer, but it's good)

Have you made a bucket list?

What things in history amuse you the most?

Have you ever eaten lipstick?

What are 3 accessories you have to be equipped with when you go out?
KEYS (I am obsessed with not being locked out), iPod and purse.

Have you ever licked a window before?

If someone dared you to run across a busy street for 1 thousand dollars, would you?
Yes, and I wish someone would.

Would you kill someone for 9 million dollars?

Who is your worst enemy right now and why?
Rhonda, my downstairs neighbor. She's a rude bitch.

Have you ever been in a physical fight with anyone before?
Yes, in my late teens with my older sister. The whole thing was skin crawly and I never want to go through it again.

What brand of cell phone do you have and what service provider?
LG and AT&T

Do you wear slippers or socks?

Do your feet stink?

Have you ever picked your butt in public?
Well, it was during a movie so it was really dark and I don't think it should count.

What is the strangest pet you've ever owned?
My cat, Reynaldo. He is very, very strange indeed.

Do you love life or hate it?
Love it

Who is the hottest person in the entire universe in your opinion?
I don't know definitively, but his name is Bruce (either Springsteen or Willis).

What do you do every night before bed?

This leaves me with 12 minutes to go.