Day 126

May. 6th, 2017 11:08 pm
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May 6, 2017 What would your perfect world be like?

Enough.

Everyone would have enough room in their house for everyone who lives there. Enough money to pay their bills, enough left over for doing fun things with the family, enough in case of emergency, like the car needs new tires, or the washing machine quits and has to be replaced. Everyone has enough food to eat, enough clothes and shoes that are weather appropriate, the list goes on and on.

Enough - that would be my perfect world.

Day 125

May. 5th, 2017 11:06 pm
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May 5, 2017 Write some interesting facts about yourself.


  1. I still live in the same town where I was born, I've never lived anywhere else.
  2. I work for the hospital where I was born.
  3. I have never been without a job for the past forty years.
  4. I have an unnatural predilection for red cars. The first car I bought at age 17 was bright red and I continued to buy red cars right up to the car I'm driving now. It is blue, and was too good a deal to pass up. I love it, even if it isn't red.

Day 124

May. 4th, 2017 11:04 pm
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May 4, 2017 What is your view on religion?

Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich. Napoleon Bonaparte

If Jesus came back and saw what was being one in His name, He'd never stop throwing up. Woody Allen

Before I start, let me make this perfectly clear. I'm speaking directly to organized religion, not how an individual interprets and practices their own beliefs and life choices.

I do believe in a God, Jesus, and the Holy Ghost. I do believe that we're supposed to love and take care of each other, treat others the way we wish to be treated.

However, I do not attend a church, to not identify myself with any denomination, and feel that organized religion is a scam to take people's money and rule them by fear.

Day 123

May. 3rd, 2017 11:03 pm
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May 3, 2017 Write about high school.

High school was a pretty good time. I had a tight group of friends, we were the polite kids that teachers liked, I made good grades and didn't get in trouble. By the time I finished my junior year, I had met all my required courses, so my senior year was all elective classes, so I took every class the English department had to offer.

This summer will be 40 years since I graduated and I still keep in daily contact with three of my good friends from school.

Day 122

May. 2nd, 2017 10:59 pm
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May 2, 2017 Something that you want to do before you die.

See Europe - I would love to have the money and at least three months to spend there. If wishes came true, I'd start in Finland, work my way south to Italy and Spain, then zig-zag my way to Ireland.

Day 120

Apr. 30th, 2017 04:35 pm
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April 30, 2017 - The Leftovers

This show just keeps getting better and better. This is the final season, so I truly hope the ending is satisfying because I'll definitely miss it.

Day 119

Apr. 29th, 2017 04:35 pm
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April 29, 2017 - Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Every April, I actually set a reminder in my phone and my calendars on the computers so I don't miss the broadcast on HBO. This year, three of my favorites were inducted. Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, inducted by Dhanni Harrison, George's son. Pearl Jam, inducted by David Letterman, and Tupac inducted by Snoop. I was overwhelmed a couple of times with the touching stories, pride, and joy from the presenters, and the performances were over the top. My wiener babies even sat and watched it with me, it was truly that good.

Other inductees were Journey - I was upset that Steve Perry wasn't allowed to sing during their performance. Yes! inducted by Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Joan Baez inducted by Jackson Browne, and Nile Rodgers inducted by Pharrell Williams.

I'm so glad that it's available on HBO on demand. I'll probably have to watch it three or four more times.

Day 118

Apr. 28th, 2017 04:35 pm
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April 28, 2017 - Absolutely Fabulous - The Movie

This one is stupidity solely for stupidity's sake. I laughed until I cried, and when it was finished, I watched it again.

Day 117

Apr. 27th, 2017 04:33 pm
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April 27, 2017 - The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

This is an amazing movie. The story is terribly sad, horrible, actually. But, it is tempered by the science/technology and advances in medicine due to research from Mrs. Lacks cells.

I give it 4/5 star rating because it was so sad during a couple of parts, I almost had to turn it off.

Day 116

Apr. 26th, 2017 04:31 pm
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April 26, 2017 - Joy

Things have been wild around the house, so I'm playing catch up.

This movie was awesome. Everything about it - the story, the cast, the clothes, you name it, everything was perfect. It also gave me the feels; I highly recommend it.

Day 115

Apr. 25th, 2017 08:24 pm
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April 25, 2017 - Tell about a cartoon you loved as a kid.

Looney Tunes. My very favorite was Bugs Bunny, followed closely by Foghorn Leghorn.

Cathy and I always agreed that our first introduction to classical music and opera was Looney Tunes.

  1. Tales from the Vienna Woods Op. 325 by Johann Strauss II
  2. The Blue Danube by Johann Strauss II
  3. Dance of the Comedians by Bedrich Smetana
  4. Minute Waltz in D-flat by Frederic Chopin
  5. Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna by Franz Von Suppe
  6. The Barber of Seville Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  7. Beethoven's 7th by Ludwig Van Beethoven
  8. Traumerei by Robert Schumann
  9. Largo Al Factotum by Gioachino Rossini
  10. Hungarian Dances by Johannes Brahms
  11. The William Tell Overture by Gioachino Rossini
  12. Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Franz Liszt
  13. Overture from The Flying Dutchman by Richard Wagner
  14. Pilgrim's Chorus by Richard Wagner
  15. Ride of the Valkyries by Richard Wagner

Kiiiiiilllll da Wabbit, kiiillll da Wabbit!

Day 114

Apr. 24th, 2017 08:17 pm
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April 24, 2017 - What is your zodiac sign? Does it fit your personality?

Gemini is the third sign of the zodiac, and those born under this sign will be quick to tell you all about it. That's because they love to talk! The great strength of the Gemini-born is in their ability to communicate effectively and to think clearly. Adventures of the mind are what the Twins are all about. They also love to share themselves with their friends, and they make for charming companions.

That's a really flattering description, and truth be told, modesty thrown to the wind, I'd like to think it fits me. I do like to talk, but I don't monopolize a conversation. I know how to listen without interrupting, I do pay attention, and ask for clarification, or more information if something strikes my fancy.

Those of you here who have met me in the real world, does this description fit me at all?

Day 113

Apr. 23rd, 2017 08:15 pm
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April 23, 2017 - What Was The Last Dream You Remember

This is a bizarre one. I was with a group of my coworkers at one of those Escape Room arcades / centers, whatever they're called. We had to find clues and unlock the door before sun down and the resident vampires set upon us.

The room looked like an office / library combo, with shelves and shelves of books, paintings on the wall, three or four library card filing cabinets, a roll top desk with at least a dozen tiny drawers, well, you get the picture. We had to solve riddles to find the next clue, time was running out, and I woke up before we could escape. I was actually sweaty and panting.

Day 112

Apr. 22nd, 2017 08:12 pm
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April 22, 2017 - Five Celebrity Crushes
  1. Russell (Russ!Baby) Crowe
  2. Tom (Tommy!) Hardy
  3. Keanu Reeves
  4. Josh Hartnett
  5. Sean Connery - my first true love and my first born was his namesake.

Day 111

Apr. 21st, 2017 08:11 pm
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April 21, 2017 - Put Your Music Player on Shuffle and List the First 10 Songs That Come Up
  1. REO - Take It on the Run
  2. Collective Soul - Gel
  3. Alice Cooper - Eighteen
  4. Eric Clapton - Layla
  5. Foreigner - I Want To Know What Love Is
  6. System of a Down - Toxicity
  7. Metallica - One
  8. Etta James - Don't Touch Me
  9. Steely Dan - Deacon Blue
  10. Rob Zombie - Thunderbird Kiss 1965

Day 110

Apr. 20th, 2017 11:14 pm
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April 20, 2017 - What’s the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to you?

In early 1984, while I was pregnant with Sean, Jeff and I decided to move to a bigger house. We had everything finalized and were just waiting to begin moving our stuff. My mother and I had a shopping trip planned, but I needed to stop at the City Utilities office and get the bill transferred to our name, before I went to pick her up.

It was January or February, and pretty cold outside and I was wearing a long sleeved tee shirt and down vest. The CU office was an inferno, hot enough to sweat, so the vest came off almost immediately. I had to stand in line for a long time and when it was my turn I was panting. The lady behind the counter said, "I'm hurrying, I promise. We'll get you out of here in just a couple of minutes!"

True to her word, we finished up and as I was making a bee-line for the door, I started seeing sparkling lights in my eyes. The next thing I know I wake up, lying flat on my back in the middle of the CU lobby with five or six people standing over me... one was a policeman. The only thing I could think to say was, "I'm not on drugs! I'm pregnant!"

Day 109

Apr. 19th, 2017 10:45 pm
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April 19, 2017 - Little Known Facts about Well Known People
  • Mark Wahlberg served forty-five days in jail for an unprovoked, racially motivated attack in 1988 that left one of the two victims blind.
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a HUGE Star Trek fan. At an NAACP fundraiser at UCLA, he convinced Nichelle Nichols to stay on the show when she was thinking about leaving to work on Broadway.
  • Bill Murray was arrested in 1970 for trying to smuggle ten pounds of marijuana through Chicago's O'Hare Airport.
  • Greta Garbo once disclosed to a close friend, "Mr. Hitler was big on me. He kept writing and inviting me to come to Germany. If the war hadn't started when it did, I would have gone and I would have taken a gun out of my purse and shot him, because I am the only person who would not have been searched."
  • Woody Harrelson's father, Charles, was a contract killer. He also made claim that he was one of the three tramps at the Texas School Book Depository that shot President Kennedy.

Day 108

Apr. 18th, 2017 10:22 pm
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April 18, 2017 - Completely Useless Facts
  • In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world's nuclear weapons combined.
  • Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
  • Women blink nearly twice as much as men.
  • "Go." is the shortest complete sentence in the English language.
  • No word in in the English language rhymes with "month".
  • A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.
  • Money isn't made from paper, it's made from cotton.
  • In the 1830s, ketchup was sold as medicine.
  • There are no clocks in Las Vegas casinos.

Day 107

Apr. 17th, 2017 09:37 pm
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April 17, 2017 What song makes you dance?

This one. Every. Single. Time.

Day 106

Apr. 16th, 2017 09:21 pm
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April 16, 2017 What kind of car do you drive?

2008 Kia Spectra EX, deep sea blue, aka The Little Blue Car™

I love The Little Blue Car™. It has a 5-speed manual transmission, fits into any parking space, there is plenty of room in the backseat for the kids, it's paid for, and the list just goes on.



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