Monday, August 28, 2006

Monday Madness

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Today's blog from Monday Madness.

This week's questions are coming off the top of my head; hope you enjoy! Hope you all have a great week, and thanks for playing! =)

1. Do you do dishes by hand or do you use a dishwasher? A dishwasher. Of course, when my kids were little they would say, "Mom, why don't we get a dishwasher?" and I would tell them, "I have three of them." They didn't find it amusing.

2. How many people have your cell phone number? A pile of them, because we use if for business.

3. Do you shower in the morning or at night? At night, normally. My hair is so long and thick, if I wash it in the morning it takes forever to dry. So... I wash it at night and by morning it's dry.

4. Do you ever have a song 'stuck' in your head? Constantly. The only way to get rid of it is normally to sing it, which really irritates my daughter, because then it gets stuck in HER head!

5. Do you pay your bills when they arrive, or do you wait until closer to the due date to pay them? We get paid once a month, so I pay my bills once a month.

6. Are you obsessive about anything in particular? I don't think so. I like the kitchen clean, but if dishes get left overnight, I don't freak out about it. If I'm obsessive about anything, it's probably lights on during the day. Oh, and I don't like dark rooms, so I'll always open the blinds and curtains.

7. What one thing would you say you have a zero tolerance for? Broken promises. If someone makes me a promise and then breaks it, I have a hard time dealing with that.

Time for you to play.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Patrick's Weekender - Saturday Issue

From Patrick's Weekender. Make sure to check him out.

Here are this week's "Saturday Six" questions. Either answer the questions in a comment here, or put the answers in an entry on your journal...but either way, leave a link to your journal so that everyone else can visit! To be counted as "first to play," you must be the first player to either answer the questions in a comment or to provide a complete link to the specific entry in your journal in which you answer the questions. A link to your journal in general cannot count. Enjoy!

1. Pluto has been demoted from planet to "dwarf planet." Are you willing to give up everything you've been taught all these years and begin referring to our solar system as having eight planets, or will you continue thinking about it having nine? It's hard for me to give up things I've learned, so Pluto will remain a planet. It reminds me of A. Lincoln's famous question: If you call a sheep's tail a leg, how many legs does it have? Four, because just because you call it a leg, doesn't mean it is one.

2. Where is the last store you visited? What was your last bill there? We had to go find some nuts for a project my DH was working on, so we went to Fastenal. They had the nuts and didn't charge us for them. Can't beat a buy like that!

3. What new television show are you most looking forward to seeing this season? Sad to say, I don't even know what new shows are coming on this season. Suggestions, anyone?

4. Take the quiz: Which greek God are you? Save yourself some time and space by listing the name of the God, the description it gives you and the famous people you're like. (Don't worry about the graphical information and all the rest unless you just want to!) I like all the funky graphics, so here goes:







Dionysus
33% Extroversion, 46% Intuition, 72% Emotiveness, 100% Perceptiveness
Although deeply emotional, you are extremely lacking in self-knowledge. You are somewhat needy, and when bored, may become very hedonistic. Your life is a quest for meaning, above all else. You are most like Dionysus. You are primarily interested in serving others, but your efforts are almost always unappreciated. You aren't confrontational, you're often out of tune with your own needs and unaware of the consequences of your own actions.

You are, at heart, a good person. You are very affectionate, and you are very loyal to your friends and family. You are very reluctant to burden others with your own problems, to the point that this in itself can become a problem for the people who care about you. This is a particular of a more general problem. Dionysus sends wave of ruin throughout his personal life. He is the photographer who seduces his subjects. He is the teacher who seduces a student. He is the art student who paints nonrepresentational splashes of color, he is the poet who rejects meter and content. You seek sexual partners more than anything else (this is to exploit the nurturing side of others to help fill your own void). If not sexual partners, this desire to become the object of sympathy with other people can manifest itself in other destructive ways. Stinkfist by Tool explains your condition pretty well. It's very likely that you haven't had many experienced mentors. You don't want them either, because you're the sort of person who rejects criticism and boundaries, but they're also your only hope for reaching any kind of emotional maturity.

Famous People Like You: John Lennon, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Marilyn Monroe, Hugh Hefner
I'd tell you to stay clear of Hermes, Icarus and Apollo, but you could probably learn something from them. You're least likely to hurt The Oracle, Atlas, Prometheus, and Daedalus, but Atlas and Daedalus won't like you very much.
Seek out: The Oracle, Prometheus







My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:



















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You scored higher than 16% on Extroversion





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You scored higher than 50% on Intuition





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You scored higher than 50% on Emotiveness





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You scored higher than 83% on Perceptiveness
Link: The Greek Mythology Personality Test written by Aleph_Nine on OkCupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test




5. Of the famous people it lists like you, which is the scariest? It's a toss-up between Michael Jackson and Britney Spears. I don't think I'm like EITHER of them! Jeesh... I think I'll stay clear of mythology.

6. You decide to bring candy to keep on your desk. If you could only pick one kind of candy, which would it be? M&Ms

Friday, August 25, 2006

Friday Feast One Hundred & Eight

Appetizer
If you could have a free subscription to any magazine, which one would you like to have? Probably Writer's Digest. It's one that I try to stay subscribed to because there's good information on it.

Soup - Describe your living room (furnishings, colors, etc.). The living room we use the most (we have another that used to be a carport that was closed in before we bought the house, but we don't use it much) is paneled (that is on our list of updates for the house), with a ceiling fan and the ugliest lights you've ever seen (not really, but they don't really fit with out decor) flanking it on either side. On the east wall is a brick fireplace with a cast-iron, wood-burning insert that we use constantly when it's cold. There are three large windows overlooking a small pond that's across the street. Most of our tables are wood and black-cast iron (or cast-iron-looking). We have a black leather sofa and two blue recliners. They face our "entertainment center," which is flanked on the right by my desk and computer. It's a long, relatively narrow room, but it's cozy.

Salad - What does the shape of a circle make you think of? Hmmm... I was a preschool teacher for so long that, unfortunately, the shape of a circle makes me think of a circle or "round."

Main Course - Name 3 things in your life that you consider to be absolute necessities. My family (first and foremost), internet connection (because how else can I connect with all of you?), and food (I like food... too much!).

Dessert - What was the last really funny movie you watched? This is difficult, because we don't watch a lot of movies and even some of the ones other people find funny... I don't see it that way. Hmmmm.... DH says Alfred Hitchcock's Birds but that wasn't intentionally funny and it wasn't funny at all when I saw it as a kid! I guess I'll have to go with the latest Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. In a lot of ways, I like the Gene Wilder version better, but Johnny Depp's version grows on ya. And... it doesn't hurt that I like Johnny Depp in just about anything he's ever done.

Okay... your turn.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Blogging Chicks

Good morning, all. I just wanted to let everyone know that I've joined "Blogging Chicks." (Just what she needs, Marianne is thinking. Something else to make her not write.) I think she's going to send the literary hit man after me! But... but... it's not my fault. Blame Wordnerd. Yep, it's all her fault. I'd never even heard of "Blogging Chicks" til I read it on her site.
Check them out... you'll be glad you did (or rue the day you read this here, one or the other.)



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Friday, August 18, 2006

Friday Feast

Here's today's Friday's Feast.


Appetizer
What color is your car? "Little Sister," my half-ton Dodge pick-up, is white, as is "Big Brother," the 3/4 ton Dodge we use in the business. I also have a very light grey Ford Tempo my mom gave me. It's waiting on a new trasmission.

Soup
If you could wake up tomorrow with full training in another occupation and a job in that field, what would it be?
I would be the editor of a small town newspaper. I almost took journalism in college, but decided teaching was probably a better choice.

Salad
How many times in your life have you had the flu (or something similar)? I've only had the flu one time. I'd always been rather proud of the fact I'd never had it, so I guess it was inevitable that when it did hit, it hit hard. I lost a week of my life. Thank goodness my husband took the week off and tended me. Have I ever told y'all what a wonderful man I'm married to????

Main Course
What is something that has happened to you this week that you didn't expect? We didn't work yesterday, unexpectedly, because we blew a tire on the tractor that carries our mid-size stump grinder. We had a lot to do around the house, though, so we were still busy!

Dessert
How old were you when you had your first kiss? I was fifteen and it was the son of a friend of my mom's. This boy... well, let's just say he wasn't the smartest crayon in the box. He kept asking me out and finally I told him I wasn't allowed to date 'til I was sixteen. That should be the end of it, right? Nope, not for "Einstein." The next words out of his mouth: "Well, will you go steady with me then?" ARRRRGGGGG! Anyway.. on to the kiss. We were walking outside at church and he stopped, grabbed my shoulders, turned me to him, and kissed me.... then, forced his tongue into my mouth... uuuuugggghhhh. Fortunately, the next summer I met a new boy up at our lake house who was a really good kisser!!! So, I wasn't traumatized for life ;-)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A Busy Day

For those of you who don't know, DH and I own our own business. He started it twelve years ago, but it was only a weekend, part-time business until he retired earlier this year. Now it's a full time concern we both work at. It doesn't leave me much time for my writing (that's the downside) but it does mean we are together, staying busy and active, and not having to scrape and scrimp trying to make it on just retirement and social security. Good thing, too, because we have a daughter starting college in about a week!

Yesterday was the busiest day we've had in a long time. DH and I were both exhausted when we came in last night. It was good, though. One thing about physical labor: it's hard work, but normally a good night's sleep refreshes and revives. We've both had jobs which were not as physical, but, instead, were very stressful. I almost always woke up just as tired as when I went to bed. But, this morning I woke up at 5:30 alert and ready to face another day. And, it promises to be another busy one... we have three jobs to do.

If you want to learn more about our business, check out our website. I just finished it Monday and it's not half bad, if I do say so myself!

It's 6:23 now and I want to try to get some writing in before DH wakes up and the day begins. Have a great Tuesday, all.

Monday, August 14, 2006

Monday Madness

I love this site!


1. How many "people" pictures do you have displayed in your house?

A pile. DH and I (wedding picture), my mom, my in-laws, bunches of pictures of the kids. A few on our hall wall, most of them in the downstairs living room, our wedding picture on my dresser in our bedroom.

2. How many times a month/year do you rearrange your furniture?

At least every other month (not always the same room, of course). I'm fixing to rearrange my son's room, probably this week. That's what he gets for leaving us to go to Hawaii! We want to replace the window in our den with either a bay window or a picture window, so I'll be rearranging that room as well. I just finished rearranging the downstairs living room. I'm fixing to rip the carpet out, paint the room, sell the furniture and buy more... so that will be another rearranging.

3. Do you check your email every day? If so, how many times a day? Every day? Definitely yes. And, the number of times depends on how busy we are. Pretty much everytime I come back to the house.

4. How often do you generally look at a clock/watch on any given day? Maybe once...a lot less now that DH is retired. In our stump grinding business, we don't generally have any place we HAVE to be at a given time.

5. How do you handle telemarketer phone calls? Let the answering machine pick up any numbers that aren't local or that I don't recognize. I love caller ID. I know, I know... you can't really love something that can't love you back.... but I really, really, really like it!!!!


Play along with me and let me know you've posted.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Please Read

I just received this from a group I'm in and thought it was important enough to pass on.

Some of our service members who are hospitalized at Walter Reed and
Bethesda are not receiving visitors or mail.

Imagine yourself in that situation, far from home, and maybe your
family doesn't know you're there, or worse yet...Doesn't care!
Please consider helping to remedy that problem. The Medical Centers
have asked that you not send flowers, balloons, or gifts, but highly
encourage cards or letters.

To Any Soldier or Airman Ward 57
Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20307-5001


To Any Sailor, Marine, or Airman Ward 5E
National Naval Medical Center
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889

Thank you for your help!
Thanks to Subliminal Mutterings for this. Play the game with me. My answers are below, but play the game yourself first, before you scroll down.

I say ... and you think ... ?

  1. Kim ::

  2. Designate ::

  3. Liner ::

  4. Weed ::

  5. Infusion ::

  6. Nutritious ::

  7. Favorites ::

  8. Transform ::

  9. 42 ::

  10. Sunday afternoon ::





Don’t feel like retyping the words? Just copy and paste the following into your blog:


<ol><li>Kim ::  </li>


<li>Designate :: </li>


<li>Liner ::  </li>


<li>Weed ::  </li>


<li>Infusion ::  </li>


<li>Nutritious ::  </li>


<li>Favorites ::  </li>


<li>Transform ::  </li>


<li>42 :: </li>


<li>Sunday afternoon ::  </li>


</ol>



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  1. Kim :: Bassinger

  2. Designate :: driver

  3. Liner :: one

  4. Weed :: killer

  5. Infusion :: blood

  6. Nutritious :: soup

  7. Favorites :: books

  8. Transform :: change

  9. 42 :: the ultimate answer

  10. Sunday afternoon :: nap

Okay, Here We Go.

Thanks to Marianne for this idea. My brain isn't working on full power this morning, so this works. Some things about me.


You Are a Yellow Flower

A yellow flower tends to represent joy, friendship, and playfulness.
At times, you are childlike, as a buttercup is.
And at other times, you are fickle, like a dahlia.
And more than you wish, you tend to feel bittersweet, like a marigold.


This is pretty accurate, actually. I do tend to be childlike at times (and let's not confuse that with childish...they are too different words) in that I find so much pleasure in little, simple things. We have two hummingbird feeders in our backyard. In the morning, DH and I normally sit, have our coffee and watch the "hummingbird warz." They are a hoot. Or we watch Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal bring their babies around to the birdfeeder.... the same babies we watched as eggs in our fig tree. Or the first roses of the season. A particularly lovely shade of amarylis growing under our cabana. So many things bring me such pleasure... more than a new piece of jewelry or a new car.

I don't think I'm fickle at all... but I do have very changeable moods (esp. at this time of my life!)

And, bittersweet? Sometimes, when I think about decisions I've made in my life. At times I would like to go back and change different things I've done, but for the most part I realize that those decisions have made me who I am today... and I like the person I am today.

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You're Totally Sarcastic

You sarcastic? Never! You're as sweet as a baby bunny.
Seriously, though, you have a sharp tongue - and you aren't afraid to use it.
And if people are too wimpy to deal with your attitutde, then too bad. So sad.


I don't know about this one. I think it depends on the situation. I guess I have been known to be a bit sarcastic at times, but it's not normally me. Oh well... on to the next one....

What Your Soul Really Looks Like

You are a wanderer. You constantly long for a new adventure, challenge, or eve a completely different life.

You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. Your feet may be on the ground, but your head is in the clouds.

You believe that people see you for how you are, not how you look. But deep down, you know that's not exactly true.

Your near future is calm, relaxing, and pretty much what you want. And it's something you've been anticipating for a while now.

For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.


This one is pretty close. I am a wanderer, at least in my mind. My mental wanderings take me all over the world, to all times, and with all sorts of adventures. These are what make up my stories and books.

And, I am a dreamer... just look at the title of this blog. I like sharing my world of dreams with everyone.

I'm glad to hear that my near future is "pretty much what you want." Do you hear that, Agent Kristin? When Fiona is through, I'll probably be looking you up!

How about you? What do the quizzes say about you?

Friday, August 11, 2006

Friday Feast, finally

Boy, that's a lot of "f"s!

Thanks to Friday's Feast for today's blog.

Appetizer
Tell about a toy you remember from your childhood.

My very favorite toy when I was little was a small terry cloth doll I received for my fifth birthday. Her name was Cathy, after the neighbor who gave her to me. I slept with that little pink doll for a very long time. Unfortunately, one day she disappeared. I remember crying night after night for her.

Soup
If you could make one thing in the world absolutely free for everyone, what would it be?

Health care. I think it's so important for people to be able to take care of their physical and mental health and the cost of health care in this country is out of control.

Salad
Approximately how many times per day do you think about your significant other?

My DH and I work together and so we are almost always together. When we first married, though, he told me one time that there wasn't a time during the day when he "thinks" about me, because I was constantly on my mind. Even before he retired and I was at home during the day, I realized I was that way as well. He's constantly with me mentally and emotionally, so I guess the approximate number would be one... starting when I wake up and ending when I go to sleep (and even then he's in my dreams a lot!)

Main Course
What is something you believe in 100%?

That I've been put here for a reason. I might not know exactly what that purpose is, but there's definitely something larger than ourselves around.

Dessert
Name one thing you have done this week that you would consider a "good deed."

Not kill my daughter when she made a mess in my kitchen... and left it!!! ;-)

Monday, August 07, 2006

Happy Monday

Thanks to Otto at Monday Madness for today's meme. I don't know what I would do without suggestions on a day like today. We ended up having to work on a HUGE job out of town all weekend... so today, we're taking the day off. Will I get any writing done? Probably not...we're heading out on a road trip to see if we can find a new place to put the boat in the water!

Feel free to play... and post your link here so I can come see what is going on in your life.


1. Are you working on any big projects around your house right now? Right now we are getting a new liner put in our pool... if we can ever find the time to finish draining the water so we can get it measured. It's a big pool...too big really. If we ever build another house, we'll still have a pool, but only only about half the size of this one. I swear, I think the people that built the house thought their kids were going to be Olympians or something.

2. If so, tell us about it; if not, do you have any plans to do so in the near future? Okay, so I jumped the gun, but this will give me the chance to tell you about what else we need to do! We are going to replace the bathrooms (ours needs it desperately); redo the kitchen cabinets and countertop, then tile the floor; rebuild the cabana by the pool and add an outside kitchen; rip up the carpet in the downstairs living room, paint the walls and put hardwood floor in; add a glass room off the dining room. Boy, no wonder I'm tired!!!

3. How do you generally pay for merchandise at your local store? Debit, credit, check, or cash? My debit card, for sure. We pay for very little via credit card and I don't carry cash.

4. Which month of the year seems to go by the fastest? The "month" between Thanksgiving and Christmas. There are always so many things to do and just not enough time to do it all!

5. Which day of the week seems to go by the fastest? We stay so busy that every day goes by fast. And, owning our own business, we don't dread going 'back to work.'

6. Have you taken up any new hobbies lately? Ha! I don't have time to even keep up with my old hobbies!!!

Looking forward to learning more about you and seeing what you have to say.

Friday, August 04, 2006

A New Meme

Thanks to Word Nerd for the following game. I have really got to get off this computer, stop blog hopping and get some writing done before Maria and the gang come, search me down and do bodily damage!!!!

Instructions: Bold all of the following TV shows which you’ve ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime. Bold and Italicize a show if you’re positive you’ve seen every episode of it. If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).


24
3rd Rock from the Sun
7th Heaven
Adam-12
Aeon Flux
ALF
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Alias
Allo Allo
American Idol /Pop Idol/Canadian Idol/Australian Idol
America’s Next Top Model/Germany’s Next Top Model
Angel
Arrested Development
Babylon 5
Babylon 5: Crusade
Battlestar Galactica (the old one)
Battlestar Galactica (the new one)
Baywatch
Beavis & Butthead
The Ben Stiller Show
Beverly Hills 90210
Bewitched
Bonanza
Bones
Bosom Buddies
Boston Legal
Boy Meets World
Brady Bunch
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bug Juice
Chappelle’s Show
Charlie’s Angels
Charmed
Cheers
China Beach
Columbo
Commander in Chief
Coupling
Cowboy Bebop
Crossing Jordan
CSI
CSI: Miami
CSI: NY
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dancing with the Star
Danny Phantom
Dark Angel
Dark Skies
Davinci’s Inquest
Dawson’s Creek
Dead Like Me
Deadliest Catch
Deadwood
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Designing Women
Desperate Housewives
Dharma & Greg
Different Strokes
Doctor Who (new Who)
Doctor Who (series 1-26)
Dragnet
Due South
Dungeons and Dragons (old cartoon)
Earth 2
Emergency!
Entourage
ER
Everwood
Everybody Loves Raymond
Facts of Life
Family Guy
Family Ties
Fantasy Island
Farscape
Fawlty Towers
Felicity
Firefly
Frasier
Friends
Futurama
Get Smart
Gilligan’s Island
Gilmore Girls
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Green Wing
Grey’s Anatomy
Growing Pains
Gunsmoke
Happy Days
Head of the Class
Highlander
Hill Street Blues
Hogan’s Heroes
Home Improvement
Homicide: Life on the Street
House
I Dream of Jeannie
I Love Lucy
Invader Zim
Invasion
Iron Chef (Japan)
Iron Chef (USA)
Hell’s Kitchen
JAG
Jackass
Jeopardy
Joey
John Doe
Kath and Kim
La Femme Nikita
LA Law
Laugh-In
Laverne and Shirley
Law and Order
Little House on the Prairie
Lizzie McGuire
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lost
Lost in Space
Love, American Style
M*A*S*H
MacGyver
Magnum P.I.
Malcolm in the Middle
Married… With Children
Melrose Place
Miami Vice
Mission Impossible
Monk
Moonlighting
Mork & Mindy
Murphy Brown
My Family
My Favorite Martian
My Life as a Dog
My Mother the Car
My So-Called Life
My Three Sons
My Two Dads
Mysterious Cities of Gold
NCIS
Night Court
Nip/Tuck
Northern Exposure
Numb3rs
One Tree Hill
Oz
Perry Mason
Picket Fences
Pirates of Darkwater
Pokemon-- mostly because the kids loved it
Power Rangers--- ditto
Prison Break
Profiler
Project Runway
Psyche
Quantum Leap
Queer As Folk (US)
Queer as Folk (British)
Queer Eye For The Straight Guy
ReGenesis
Remington Steele
Rescue Me
Road Rules
ROME
Roseanne
Roswell
Samurai Jack
Saved by the Bell-- kids again, but I have to admit I enjoyed this one!
Scarecrow and Mrs. King
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?
Scrubs
Seinfeld
Sex and the City
Six Feet Under
Slings and Arrows
Smallville
So Weird
South Park
Spaced
Spongebob Squarepants
Sports Night
Square Pegs
St. Elsewhere
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Enterprise

Stargate Atlantis — New season
Stargate SG-1 — New season
Superman
Supernatural
Surface
Survivor
Taxi
Teen Titalns
Teletubbies
That Girl
That 70’s Show
That’s So Raven
The 4400
The Addams Family
The Andy Griffith Show
The A-Team
The Avengers
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Bionic Woman
The Brady Bunch
The Colbert Report
The Cosby Show
The Daily Show
The Dead Zone
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Flintstones
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Golden Girls
The Jetsons
The L Word
The Love Boat
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mighty Boosh
The Monkees
The Munsters
The Mythbusters
The O.C.
The Office (UK)
The Office (US)
The Pretender
The Prisoner
The Real World
ROAR
The Shield
The Simpsons
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Sopranos
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
The Twilight Zone
The Waltons
The West Wing
The Wonder Years
The X-Files
Third Watch
thirtysomething
Three’s Company
Top Gear
Twin Peaks
Twitch City
Upstairs, Downstairs
Veronica Mars
Wings
What Not To Wear (US) I have to admit, I enjoy this. I wouldn't want to be ON it, but I like watching it.
What Not To Wear (UK)
Whose Line is it Anyway? (US)
Whose Line is it Anyway? (UK)
Witchblade
Will and Grace
Wonderfalls
Wonder Woman
Xena: Warrior Princess
Young Hercules

Added Wonder Woman, Brady Bunch, and La Femme Nikita. As I was doing this, I noticed that most of the ones I picked are OLD shows...guess what that says about me! lol. Honestly, I don't watch television very much these days, and I guess it shows.

Friday's Feast

Welcome to Friday's Feast, via Marianne. (Thanks, M!)

Appetizer Name an actor or actress you think is totally underappreciated.
It would be easier to name some I think are overappreciated. However, there is one actress I really enjoy and you don't see her around much: Helena Bonham Carter. I'm pleased to find that she has some new movies coming out and I plan to look up some of the ones she's been in that I've not seen.

Soup Impress us by using a big word in a sentence.
In my conversational communications, I habitually refrain from platitudinous ponderosity, shunning obscurant verbosity.

SaladWhat is something inanimate that you've given a name to (such as a pet rock)?
DH and I both tend to name our cars (if they have any personality at all). My first car was a yellow VW bug named "Sunshine." Unfortunately, 25 years ago she got into an argument with a semi and lost. Now, the two Dodge trucks are called "Big Brother" and "Little Sister." One is a 3/4 ton white and the other is a 1/2 ton white.

Main Course What color would best represent your personality and why?
Blue, probably, because it's restful and I tend to be laid back and don't worry too much about things. DH says yellow, because it's sunny and I'm normally very upbeat.


Dessert Fill in the blanks: ___________ is so ____________.

The weather is so hot, even for south Georgia.
The laundry is so backed up.
My day is so filled with things to do.
My critique group is so wonderful.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hidden Talent

Good afternoon, all. I've not been home long. We had a LONG day grinding stumps today and I'm beat. My sweet sweet husband is taking me out so I don't have to cook (did I mention I'm married to a really sweet guy???). Anyway, I was bloghopping while waiting for DH to finish his shower and ran across this fun test from Terri, so I thought I would swipe it!

Your Hidden Talent

You are both very knowledgeable and creative.
You tend to be full of new ideas and potential - big potential.
Ideas like yours could change the world, if you build them.
As long as you don't stop working on your dreams, you'll get there.


Right now, I'm not sure how much I believe it. I like the idea of being full of potential and I'm definitely full of ideas (some people may say I was full of something, but I don't think I'll go there!). I don't know that my ideas could change the world, but as long as they give someone a little entertainment, I'll consider it a job well-done.