Saturday, January 05, 2013

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Brand New Me

And here she is. (I love Dusty.)


1) It's a brand new year! Do you have any resolutions for 2013? To save a little money by brown bagging it more this year.

2) Dusty Springfield sang of feeling "brand new." What leaves you feeling refreshed and/or rejuvenated? A shower and lots of shampoo.

3) Dusty's given name was Mary Catherine. If you could give yourself a brand new first name, what would it be? I don't know why, but I see myself as a "Julie."

4) Actor Billy Bob Thornton has dismissed antiques, saying, "I'm creeped out by old stuff." Do you ever shop at estate sales, yard sales or second-hand stores? Or do you want everything brand new? I've become very fond of used books. I like the musty smell and wondering who all has held and enjoyed them before they came to me. I really should get to the library more, rather than purchasing. Maybe that can be another 2013 resolution.

5)  Are you sad to see the holiday decorations slowly disappear until next year? Or do you think they should come down on January 2? I think they should come down quick. There's something a little depressing about carols and mistletoe and holly once the new year rolls around. I confess there's still a Santa on my front doorknob. I keep forgetting to take it down because it's on the other side of the door

6) Do you like the picture on your photo ID? My work ID is fine. My driver's license pic is hideous.

7) Crazy Sam shudders at the very thought of a snake. Which is your least favorite member of the Animal Kingdom? I am both fascinated and repelled by gators and crocs. I have tremendous respect for their jaws and teeth, and can't stop staring into those unblinking eyes.

8) What's the most recent magazine you flipped through? Entertainment Weekly came yesterday and I checked out the early Oscar predictions.

9) Do you have nice handwriting? Yes. It's very feminine and actually not that different from the cyber one I use at the end of my posts.



  1. I always loved Dusty, too. :)
    I made a sort of resolution last year to save more, and every time I got a raise, I upped my 401K contribution. I also have money taken out each paycheck and it goes straight into a money market. I'm impressed with myself and how much I've saved. :) Of course my latest raise didn't register because of the higher SS taxes, but that's OK. I'll get that back some day..

  2. I just subscribed to Entertainment Weekly and got the iPad version for free! I got my first issue yesterday but haven't flipped through it yet.

  3. I should have added that for some reason I don't mind telling people I read EW but am embarrassed to say I read People. Weird, huh?

  4. I would wrestle the crock. Oh, on that pesky tree issue. 8 Back & 1 neck operation gets me out of a lot. I did help her get it down & out the door... :)

  5. There are some AWESOME shampoos and conditioners at Bath and Body Works!! Delish! I love that you do this blog!

    Have a great New Year!

  6. I agree, there is something depressing about holiday regalia once the new year arrives. The funny thing is that there always seems to be that lingering decoration that misses your eye... like the Santa on your doorknob. I haven't spotted one yet at my house, but its there... mocking me.

    Have a great weekend!

  7. If you like musty smelling antiques, I have a whole basement full of them for you.

  8. I know that old book smell!

    Have a great rest of your Saturday!

  9. I took the wreaths off all my doors before we left for Ca and didn't put too much on the artifical tree. Not too much to take down, but the Santa on the door nob doesn't get packed away some years for the same reason as your's.

  10. "Julie" is a pretty name. My daughter is in the local Big Sister, Little Sister program and her big sister match's name is Julie, which is kind of cool because my big sister match's name was Julie, too when I was a kid.

    My grandfather went fishing once and caught a young crock. Needless to say, he gladly gave up the fishing pole and the fishing spot!

  11. As much as I've embraced the digital, I do miss my handwriting and seeing other people's writing. Of course, I don't miss it enough to abandon the note taking app on my phone.


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