Saturday, June 04, 2011

Sunday Stealing

Sunday Stealing: The Team Jeffie Meme

Cheers to all of us thieves!


Q: Kissed someone on your friends list? False

Q: Been arrested? False

Q: Held a snake? False

Q: Been suspended from school? True

Q: Sang karaoke? True (badly)

Q: Done something you told yourself you wouldn't do? True

Q: Laughed until you started crying? True

Q: Caught a snowflake on your tongue? False (though I have tried)

Q: Kissed in the rain? False

Q: Sang in the shower? True

Q: Sat on a roof top? True

Q: Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes on? True

Q: Broken a bone? True

Q: Shaved your head? False

Q: Played a prank on someone? True

Q: Shot a gun? True

Q: Donated Blood? True


1. You hung out with? My niece

2. You texted? My niece

3. You were in a car with? My niece

4. Went to the movies with? Hmmm ... I don't recall

5. Person you went to shop with? A coworker

6. You talked on the phone? My mom

7. Made you laugh? My mom

8. You hugged? My niece


1. Sang? Yes

2. Listened to music? Yes

3. Danced Crazy? No

4. Cried? No

FIRSTS .....

1.Who was your first prom (or homecoming) date? Didn't go

2. Who was your first roommate? Never had one

3. What alcoholic beverage did you drink when you got drunk the first time? Boone's Farm

4. What was your first job? Administrative Assistant

5. What was your first car? Ford Impala

6. When did you go to your first funeral and viewing? When I was in grade school. Our neighbor, Bill, died

7. Who was your first grade teacher? Mrs. Kroch

8. Where did you go on your first ride on an airplane? Fort Lauderdale, FL

9. When you snuck out of your house for the first time? I ran away from home when I was in first grade. I got to the corner and came back.

10. Who was your first best friend? My oldest friend

11. Who was your first Best Friend in high school? Judy

12. Where was your first sleepover? I don't recall

13. Who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? My best friend or my my oldest friend

14. Who's wedding were you in the first time you were a Bridesmaid or groomsman? Mindy's

15. What is the first thing you did when you got up this morning? Peed

16. First time you tied your shoe laces? First grade

17. Are you Facebook friends with your first crush? No. Michael Landon is dead

18. Who was the first person you met from the blogosphere? I haven't met anyone from the blogosphere yet

19. What was the first music album that you bought? The Lads from Liverpool, of course!

20. Who was your first celebrity crush? Michael "Little Joe" Landon

Special Note from Sunday Stealing Meme-master Bud: Today, please click on the
Team Jeffie website. Just say “hi” and wish him well. We're hoping that those of you with the time could also help our new friends Amy and Jeffie. Let them know they've got new friends that care. We hope we've been kind. God bless them. God bless you, our friends! Bud Weiser

Mi Día

The day started with me in Spanish class. Honest. I'm taking a two-day crash course in Spanish this weekend, three hours a day both today and tomorrow. My head is spinning! It's harder than I thought it would be and I'm not sure I recall a thing I learned this morning. Oh, well. There's still tomorrow's class and I have foreign language CDs, as well as friends who can help keep me sharp.

And then there was the repeat of last night's graduation. After the ceremony, my brother-in-law, nephew and I spontaneously ran out onto the field looking for The Graduate, my niece. My older sister took it upon herself to take my mother (who has difficulty walking) out to the parking lot and their car.

Now she's mad that she doesn't have any pictures of her daughter with her classmates. That's not my fault. It would have made more sense for my mother to stay on the bleachers when the rest of us circulated and snapped photos. Instead, she and my mom left the stadium and there was no re-admittance. We didn't compare notes beforehand, I wasn't purposely seeing that my sister was excluded from her daughter's graduation.

Afterward, my brother-in-law kept trying to get me to take the SIM card out of my camera so my sister could download my pix. Um ... no. It was 1:00 AM! My sister didn't need the photos right then and there. I said I'd download the shots and send them to my niece -- who gets photo approval. Apparently that's not convenient for my sister, who was being all pouty and passive-aggressive. Um ... I don't care.

This evening, when we were chatting, my mother told me how hard it was for my sister to print photos from the internet and would I please, please send my kid sister a CD with the pictures.

Je-sus! She can look at them all right now (my niece has downloaded them all to Facebook already). Take a chill pill. Or figure out how to print from internet. Or wait for the disc sometime this coming week.

It's not like my sister is thoughtful of my time. Ever. Nor have I ever promised to do anything like sending along a CD and not done it. And it's not like I did anything to keep my sister from photographing her daughter's graduation. I didn't even think about my sister when I was taking photos of my beloved niece on this special night with her friends. Nor, to be honest, did my niece ever say, "Have you seen my mom?"

Tengo pregunta: Por qué es mi hermana loca

Saturday 9

Saturday 9: The Best & the Worst

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this week? A very sweet and mutually supportive exchange with my best friend.

The worst? The ongoing project at work that I just can't seem to get right. I keep tripping up on the ®'s and ™'s. It's maddening.

2. What's the best thing someone's done for you (recently or not so recently)? Thinking about my niece's high school graduation reminds me of my own, when Cousin Rose took off work and drove down to support me.

What's the worst thing someone's done to you (again, recently or not so recently)? Stephen Doe, what he initially did to me and refusing to let it recede into the past.

3. What's the best thing about your job? The writing. I'm an advertising copywriter, and I enjoy coming up with ideas and crafting copy.

Worst? The nits and details and ®'s and ™'s!

4. What's the best new website you've found? The Shibu Inu Puppy Cam. Seriously adorable. My favorite is Charlotte (red collar).

Worst? Nothing comes to mind.

5. What's the best book you've read? Right now, because of John Edwards' current legal problems, Elizabeth's moving Resilience is top of mind.

Worst? Stranger in Paradise, a supremely disappointing Jesse Stone book by the usually great Robert Parker. No link provided because you don't want to read this ickfest.

6. What's the best movie you've seen? Bonnie & Clyde.

Worst? Love Happens.

7. What's the best meal you've had? I had heavenly lobster ravioli once. Sigh.
Worst? A trip to Boston Market that resulted in food poisoning.

8. What's the best holiday? Christmas.

Worst? Christmas, because I expect so much from it.

9. What's the best thing in your future? My best friend's birthday is coming up!
Worst? I'm very worried about my oldest friend. I don't believe she'll turn her personal ship of life around until she completely rams into the ice berg, and I just hate sitting around waiting for it to happen.