Tuesday, July 10, 2007

All By Myself

Yes, many of you probably don't remember the Harry Nilsson song, 'All By Myself', but it was sad, and mournful sounding, and he sang 'don't wanna be, all by myself anymore...'

   ... But, I am happy!  I will only be alone for about another half hour, but that is okay with me!  The boys and Hubby are at the Scoutmaster's house for a while, and Pumpkin is across the street with our neighbor, who is Fuzzy's age, Vivi.

This afternoon was very LOUD.  lol  The break is nice before we start the evening festivities.  The kids will probably rent a movie or two to watch tonight with Russ!

I have a meme to share! 


What curse word do you use the most?

A childhood friend's mother taught me this... don't say the word, say 'Sugar Honey Ice Tea'.  Read the first letters for the answer...  I know, as if saying that phrase would make you feel any better!  I usually just say it!

What time is your alarm clock set to?

I have dual alarms.  One is set at 7am, when I usually wake Hubby for work.  The other is set for 6am, as that is when Hubby had to get up this am.

Do you remember where you were on 9/11/01?

Oh yes, here in the house, in the living room at the computer, when my cousin called me about the first plane.  I saw the second hit as I was frantically trying to get my Hubby on the phone.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?

Take the picture.  Please... I break cameras...

What was the last movie you watched?

Transformers on Sunday night for the second time!

Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep?

Yes, sometimes.  A tylenol pm or a xanax when really desperate.

Has anyone told you a secret this week?

Yes, my daughter.  ;-)

When was the last time you had Starbucks?

It was when I took Hammer to the Asperger's Center for his three month review.  It was like the second week of June, I believe. 

Can you whistle?

Not as well as I used to!  It is so weird to me that it is harder now... but it is!

Did you watch cartoons as a child?

Oh yes!  I loved Bugs Bunny, Pink Panther, Scooby Doo, Josie and the PussyCats... whatever was on Saturday morning!

What will you be doing in one hour?

Probably remembering this quiet time with longing... LOL  Actually, we will be watching a movie on dvd, I think!

What was the last song you heard?

'Down on Main Street' by Bob Seger, I believe.

Last time you cried? 

Friday night with Pumpkin.  Over her feeling sad and not knowing why, telling her I wish I had a magic wand to make growing up easy.

What’s the weather like?

Hot!  TOO hot!  Thank goodness we don't get that many days close to 100 degrees and all this humidity, but the few we get SUCK!

What did you do before this?

Read through the new TV Guide and Lands End catalog that came in the mail today!

When is the last time you slept on the floor?

I am fairly certain it was sometime in the 80's!!! That is about as close to nailing it down as I can get!  LOL

Do you eat breakfast daily?

I should, but I don't always.  Unless glugging down massive amounts of coffee counts?  No?  Okay, then no.

What did you do last night?

We watched tv all together as a family.  First, the Sunday night recording of Big Brother 8.  Then, Hells Kitchen, and lastly Cities of the Underworld, a great show from the History Channel.  Without the commercials, we were done in about 2 hours and 20 minutes with 3 hours worth of shows.

Do you use sarcasm?

Me?  Never!  Yes, everyone does sometimes!

How old will you be turning on your next birthday?

Ah, the meaning of life.  THAT is how old I will be.  Some of you will know... some of you won't. lol  (google: Doug Adams, meaning of life)

Are you picky about spelling and grammar?

I can be.  Not so much in the blog or in chatty emails, but in my writing and everything else, yes.  I have actually been mocked for using perfect grammar and spelling in IM's, since then, I have loosened up some!

Have you ever been to Six Flags?

Yes, it is called Great Adventure, here in New Jersey, but it has been about 3 years, I think!  My kids have never really been 'ride' kids, but Fuzzy is starting to show signs of changing!

Do you watch the news?

I get most of my news online, but sometimes at night, Hubby and flip over to catch the weather.

How did you get one of your scars? 

3 c-sections and a hernia repair all in the same one, at the bikini line.  I earned that sucker!

Who was the last person to make you mad?

Probably my Hubby ( evil laugh), but honestly, I have no idea.  I am not a grudge holder... I can't even remember the last time I was angry!  lol

What is the last thing you purchased?

I guess it was the movie tickets on Sunday night and the popcorn!

What side of the heart do you draw first?

The right side... Does that indicate some horrible thing wrong with my psyche??? LOL

Can you dive without plugging your nose?

Yes, and jump and swim, too!  (what am I five?)

What color is your shaving razor?

Silver and black.  Hubby and I share a Mach 8000 something.

What is your blood-type?

A negative.  Hubby is A positive.  Only one of the kids matches me, Fuzzy.  So, I had to have rhogam shots after the other two and be watched for complications, yadda yadda.  Thankfully, this seems to be one birth issue doctors have licked.

Who would you want to be tied to for 24 hours?

Hmmm... tied how exactly... light bondage or hard core?  LOL  Hubby is the only one for me!!!

How do you feel about carrots?

With my hands!  LOL  I like to eat them, too!

How many chairs at the dining room table?

Six all the time, with 2 more close by, because we are at least 7 for dinner each night!

Do you know what time it is?

I have three clocks, plus the computer time that I can see from where I am sitting, so yes, it is precisely, 8:07pm!

Do you know all the words to the Fresh Prince Theme Song?

I used to know all the words to the song it was based on from Will Smith called 'Parents Just Don't Understand', does that count?  My kids watch this show on Nick at Night and think it is so funny!

What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator?

Wait to be rescued?  Are there really any other options?  I could try to be Macguyver and pry open the doors using something in my pocketbook and climb out... but I doubt that is happening!  lol

What’s your favorite kind of gum?

Dentyne Ice or Orbit and I like the uber-minty ones.

Do you know which US states don’t use Daylight Savings Time?

Yes, Indiana, Arizona, and Hawaii, I believe.  But it is only part of IN, the state is split in time zones, so part of the state does, and part doesn't so that all the state is on the same time for part of the year, or something like that.  Anyone out there from IN is free to explain in comments. 

What’s something you’ve always wanted?

A body like Elle's, but I got Roseann's instead.  C'est la vie.  At least I am a natural blonde.  lol

Do you have hairy LEGS?

Not even when they are stubbly.  I am blonde and hair sporadic.  TMI, huh?

Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake?

Ocean... lakes feel slimy on the bottom, and the ocean has shells and waves.  Going to Wildwood Crest my whole life really spoiled me for beaches.  Of course, nothing compares with the Carribean. 

Describe your hair:

Blonde and very long.  Too long in fact.  I am fast losing patience with its length.  Don't be surprised if I blog that I hacked it all off sometime soon.

Do you have a tan?

A slight one, although, no one would ever know it.  I am very fair, I am almost a negative I am so fair.

Areyou a television addict?

Yes, but not to any daytime shows at all.

Do you enjoy spending time with your mother?

Yes, I do!  <<< waving, 'Hi mom!'>>>  Our time in Atlantic City this May was phenomenal!

Are you a sugar freak?

Not really, if give the option of an appetizer or a dessert, I would choose an appetizer. 

Do you like orange juice?

Yes, but with no pulp.  Pulp is yucky.

What sign are you?

Depends on the listing, however, I am (according to my actual chart and birth time) a Scorpio.  Like my mother before me.  (very Star Wars sounding...lol)


So, Pumpkin called and is staying across the street until 9pm!  Yay!  And, the boys will be coming home at almost 9 also... so more quiet time for Mommy! 

Reading magazines and blogging... I had fun spending it this way!

be well,


klconard1 said...

I am a Peanuts fan.  I say "rats" lol.
loving you

coelha said...

I just say shit.  :)  Enjoy your quiet time!!  Julie ;)

cherry2sweet2eat said...


toonguykc said...

that might have been your longest meme yet!!  lol

hope the rest of your evening was somewhat quiet.


astoriasand said...

Afraid I just say the word too at times.Loved your answers once again and yes I remember the record All by myself.You ENJOY whilst you can Yehhhhhhhhhh it's great isn't it LOL!! Peace and quiet I love it for a while.LOL!! Take Care Have a great Wednesday.God Bless KATH
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eml625 said...

West Philidelphia , born and raised, that's where I spend most of my days...

Now I'll have that in my head all day !! LOL  
I never have to shave my legs, and I'm a brunette !! Talk about TMI!! I'm just not hairy! LOL

deshelestraci said...

loved this meme.  Must do a meme.  I haven't memed in a while!
As usual the cats crack me up!

tenyearnap said...

That last cat pic kills me....SUP? He is a serious little cat. --Cin

zosche973 said...

LOL LOVE the cat pix! I remember the Nillison song very well...but now I've got
'Down On Main Street,' going through my brain! LOL [don't mind at all, I like the song & singer!] I'm the same way with grammer, and I think it's just out of habit,
I have a hard time NOT using capital's also-like during I Ming, I've tried NOT to-but what do they say about old dogs and new tricks? LOL Thanks for sharing!

dpoem said...

Here's mine.



helmswondermom said...

Love the cats!  I hope you fully enjoyed your alone time!

gazker said...

I remember all by myself, it used to depress the hell outa me!
Gaz ;-)

inafrnz247 said...

This is a great meme!  I first read it over at Dan's... what a hoot he is!  Loved reading your answers, too!  May I borrow it?  I'm desperate for something worth a read in my blog...

My family has vacationed in Wildwood Crest for many years.  My husband and I are separated, but he took the kids last month.  My heart will always hold a place for that "Tram Car"...  lol

Take care!


sunnyside46 said...

You are 42, right?
If I remember my Hitch hiker's Guide to the Galaxy correctly.
I am so boycotting Starbucks. We have two adoraable little independent coffee shoops and they have built a Starbucks on each end of the street they are on. What is that all about? From my house, I could walk to 4 Starbuck's now!They are popping out like zits!
I have many faults but cursing generally isn't one of them. I am an "oh my goodness" kind of girl.
On 9/11, I was teaching school and we couldn't get any news. we were just hearing wild rumors.
Are you a Seeger fan too? I love Against the Wind.
I have a small scar on my face that I got from falling off a curb during Mardi Gras ( and no one ever believes me when I say I was not drunk at that time) afterwards, yes!
I am still waiting for a pic of your haircut!