Friday, March 18, 2011

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: You Were Meant For Me

1. Have you ever felt that you were “made” for someone or some purpose? I am gifted when it comes to critters. We have a natural rapport, so I feel I was made to be a pet parent.

2. What do you do when you have a problem that you can't do anything about it? Talk to one of my friends. Or confide in my shrink. Sometimes hearing myself talk about it gives me a fresh perspective and the way becomes clearer.

3. If marijuana were to be legalized, do you think it should be taxed? Sure

4. What is one thing you should never do on a first date? Bring him back to your place. You always want to be able to slip away if it suddenly stops going well.

5. If someone (at gunpoint) forced you to receive a portrait tattoo of someone, who would it be? My all-time heroine, JBKO.

6. Is tomorrow going to be a good day? Sure. Like Annie sang, "Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love 'ya, tomorrow! You're always a day away ..."

7. Anything fabulous happen to you last night? Nope.

8. For a few years in a row, you receive a nice tax refund: do you make an adjustment with your payroll deduction so they’ll take less, or do you leave it that way so that you can continue to receive the big check every spring? I leave it the way it is. I know it doesn't make sound fiscal sense, but I have a reason. If I end up doing freelance-for-pay, I don't want to find myself owing.

9. When was the last time you had butterflies in your stomach? Before an early-morning client presentation. I wasn't worried about the public speaking part of it. I was concerned that we wouldn't get there in time.

I like apples

Found this over at Endomental.

Your Inner Fruit Flavor is Apple

You are a late bloomer, and you may be coming into your own right now.

You follow your own path, and the turns you take are often unexpected and inspired.

You are goal driven but patient. You know that the journey is just as important as the destination.

You feel different from everyone else, and that's okay. You're happy to rock your own style.

In praise of my cheap polyester sheets

Yes, they're almost shiny. And yes, I feel like I may just slide out of bed. And I realize that in warmer weather I may feel like they're sticking to me. But after a week I still love my new polyester (that's 100% poly, not poly/cotton) sheets. Here's why:

1) The little pale blue peace symbols and hearts. I think they were designed for a little girl with a full-sized bed, but never mind. Ever since I saw HAIR, I am into peace symbols again.

2) They dry instantly.

3) Even after laundering, they haven't shrunk one iota and the fitted sheet still fits neatly over my mattress.

4) They were soooooo cheap on sale. Like 60% off.

Ok, so now I've seen it

I have spent part of my sick day watching the Taylor-Burton Cleopatra. I have been reading about this film for as long as I can remember, but haven't ever watched it till today.

Elizabeth Taylor in her prime is so beautiful that it's ridiculous -- almost as ridiculous as her eye makeup and headdresses. (Trust me, the two at right are tasteful. Wish I could find a shot of her truly trippy serpent skull cap.) Richard Burton's acting is so over the top that you long for Marlon Brando's Antony in Julius Caesar. Brando delivered his lines as though he was Antony and the thoughts were spontaneously occurring to him. Burton makes sure we all realize he's reciting speeches.

But it's fun to let your mind wander as you watch, trying to guess scene by scene if Liz and Dick had started doing it in their dressing rooms yet.

Trust me, the making of this movie is juicier and sexier to read about than the final product is to endure.


Woke up with a bitch of a headache! I swallowed some meds and now I think all I need is some uninterrupted sleep. Hope I can skip the nauseous part ...

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