Monday, May 01, 2006

Borrowed from Jana

From Jana's blog...

1) Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says. The first book had an illustration on page 18 so I set that aside and picked up the one under it, "Living the Dream: An Outline For a Life in Fiction." Since there was a paragraph continues from the previous page on page 18, I started the count with the first full paragraph and the fourth line is... "Visit a few big bookstores regularly." Ha! I think I do enough of that, thank you. More than enough!

2) Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first? Nothing, I'm a couple inches shy of hitting the other desk.

3) What is the last thing you watched on TV? "Cold Case."

4) WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is. 10:45pm

5) Now look at the clock, what is the actual time? 10:43pm...not bad!

6) With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? The radio playing softly on the other side of the room, crrently it's the "Grateful Dead" hour (This week: David Gans presents more from Bob Weir & Ratdog 3.1.06). Prior to that was "Etown" featuring the North Mississippi Allstars and Dave Alvin.

7) When did you last step outside? What were you doing? Midafternoon, in between rain drops. I went out to dislodge a large broken branch from the crab apple out front. Figured it was better than the risk of one of those gusts sending it through the new window only a few feet away.

8) Before you came to this website, what did you look at? I was reading posts at Romance Diva's.

9) What are you wearing? Pajamas. Warm, comfy ones. And light blue slipper socks, also warm and comfy.

10) Did you dream last night? Yes, I dream every night, usually very active, vivid ones. I can usually remember at least bits of them, but other than the fact they were pretty good ones for a change instead of the weird ones I usually have, I don't remember what they were about.

11) When did you last laugh? Last night at Kim's when she, Sherrie, Amber and I were moving the old sofa from living room to garage. We no sooner managed to heave it out the front door when the heavens opened wide and emptyied its contents on us, soaking us before we could get the stupid couch into the garage. We were laughing so hard at the timing of it our sides hurt.

12) What is on the walls of the room you are in? You're kidding, right? Okay, here goes. Two sorority paddles flanking a composite of sorority pictures; small shelf filled with autographed books and a framed copy of the "Symphony of Alpha Xi Delta" below that; a bisque Mardi Gras mask, various pictures of friends and family, among other things -- such as a framed print called "The Kiss IV" bought at the Minnesota Rennesaince Fest (it drew me in the moment I first saw it!) and a dew-covered pink rose taken by a friend when she went to Ireland; Wisconsin Book Festival poster; coat rack holding a tote bag, camera bag, towels, and a sweatshirt; large framed Mary Engelbreit print from a friend that says "The Queen of Everything"; curio shelf filled with small raccoons and trinket boxes.

13) Seen anything weird lately? Man wearing a fish cat at the Crazy Legs Run/walk yesterday -- apparently I missed the guy wearing a pink tutu -- and my friends.

14) What do you think of this quiz?'s okay.

15) What is the last film you saw? In the theater, "The Chronicles of Narnia."

16) If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first? A new passport, followed by airline tickets to Europe.

17) Tell us something about you that we don't know. See question 21.

18) If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? Umm... bigotry and intollerance?

19) Do you like to dance? Yes, but do not do so very often, except in the privacy of my home.

20) George Bush: is he a power-crazy nut case or someone who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years? An ignorant, power-crazy nut case intent on spitting on the very Constitution he took a vow to uphold, and who should be impeached for all the lies and law-breaking (ie: illegal wire tapping) he has done. It is indisputable that were he a democrat pulling all this crap he never would have made it through a first term, let alone managed to dupe half the population into electing him for another.

21) Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? I have never wanted children, nor do I plan to have any.

22) Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him? See above.

23) Would you ever consider living abroad? I have (three months in Norway) and would again, depending on the country. Maybe not permanently, but would relish the experience.

1 comment:

Annalee Blysse said...

One of the casinos is having a million dollar giveaway. A few times a week I go up and "swipe" my entry in hopes of getting that passport and a trip to Europe! Gas costs too much to go every day though. I hope it doesn't ruin my chances. LOL!