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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Lists! Why'd It Have To Be Lists...

Lists...not that I love them or anything like that but hey. Here is one I borrowed, er, stole, swiped and pilfered, from sweet Missy. 1. Last Movie you Saw in a Theater: Made Of Honor, last weekend, with Mom, my buddy T, Grace and Bill. Two words, Scotland. New York City. (Yeah, yeah, Technically that is 4 words. So sue me.) Uh huh and throw in a happy ending, buttered, oh so bad for you, popcorn and you have got a great 2 hours. Gonna go see Indy baby this weekend...and remember, "It's not the years, honey, it's the mileage." 2. Favorite Board Game: Scrabble or Trivial Pursuit. Monopoly is also a big favorite here. Daniel has loved it since he was 9 and is very competitive! Of course, I have been known to cheat, um, I mean play in a very aggressive manner. Ruthless, combative and venomous. Do you dare? *evil laughter* 3. Favorite Smells: Lavender, lilac, coffee brewing. I am also a perfume/after shave, bath gel/lotion junkie. I haven't met too many I did not like. Go on. Try me. 4. Favorite Sound: Rain, birds singing, a cat's purr, laughter. Oh, and that voice that says, "Shoppers? We have a blue light special in aisle 7!" 5. Worst Feeling In The World: Being lonely. Feeling helpless. Oh, and that dull ache while watching Brian play Kubla Khan in TV's Marco Polo. Nope sweetie...baaaad casting decision. 6. Favorite Fast Food Place: Chipotle. Mickey D's for french fries. Wendy's for home style chicken sandwiches. Steak and Shake for burgers. Hmmm...I wonder why I have so much trouble losing weight? I will have to ponder that. 7. Finish This Statement. “If I Had A Lot Of Money I’d…”: ...adopt more children, finish adding my own personality to our home, travel to every country in the world and give, give, give, donate, donate, donate. 8. Do You Sleep With a Stuffed Animal? Uh huh. Kip usually chows down just before bedtime. 9. Storms-Cool Or Scary?: I love a nice, rolling thunder storm. I LOVE to be snowed in...and yes, I AM odd. That said, I have been right in the midst of a Category 5 tornado and I do not wish to relive the experience thank you very much. I have hunkered down in hurricanes and run from 3 Category 4s and 2 5s. I have been in an ice storm that left us without power for more than 2 weeks and 1 major flood. I have experienced one 6.2 earthquake and one 6.8. I was near a London intersection when a small bomb was detonated. I have also lived in an area where locusts were a, am I just bad luck or is God trying to tell me something? Wait. Maybe I don't want to know... 10. Favorite drink: Water, brewed ice tea, lemonade, Coca Cola and a good margarita por favor. Especially during a hurricane, tornado, earthquake and locust swarm. 11. Finish This Statement, “If I Had The Time I Would …..” Dance a jig and actually get a project finished! Whoo Hoo! 12. If You Could Dye Your Hair Any Color, What Would Be Your Choice? If?? IF?? I am almost 52! Do you think these "natural looking golden highlights" in my "oh so natural ash blond" hair are N.A.T.U.R.A.L? 13. One Nice Thing About The Person Who Sent This To You: Hmmm...well, since I actually swiped, or purloined if you will, this list...I will only say that Missy is one of the true sweethearts of this old world. 14. What’s Under Your Bed? Cat hair? Dust bunnies? Is this a truck question? 15. Would You Like To Be Born As Yourself Again? Oh, now THIS is a trick question right? Who are you offering to have me born as the next time? 16. Morning Person Or Night Owl? Night owl. Always have been. I think I am part vampire or something... 17. Over Easy Or Sunny Side Up? Neither. How about a nice Western Omelet? Who's doing the cooking? 18. Favorite Place To Relax: At a sidewalk cafe in Florence Italy...huh? Oooohhhh. Reality...on the deck, reading a book, while watching Bill do all the edging and weeding. Okay, that is a dream too and much less likely to happen. 19. Favorite Pie: Who's baking? Surely you do not think it will be ME! Oh, well then, if that is the case you will get no pie from me. You will get cheesecake and like it! 20. Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate, chocolate chip, chocolate swirl, chocolate chunk, chocolate mocha, chocolate fudge, chocolate ripple..should I go on? Now, I have these questions that some very sweet (And oh so nosy) blog friends sent a while ago to answer. I am going to begin that today....ain't ya all a twitter with excitement? No? Well, reading them will be more fun than a swarm of locust or watching Brian D. as Kubla Khan. See you all soon!


Rebecca Ramsey said...

Love this!
My favorite answer was the one about sleeping with a stuffed animal! ha ha!

And the cheesecake. I'm with you!

Alice said...

I had a dream about BD last night. I know. He's yours. I'm so sorry. If it is any comfort, it wasn't a mushy kind of dream. Please forgive me.

Rosemary said...

Hi Susie,
Thanks for the nice birthday visit for my daughter.
I love your list. I love storms, and I am a nightowl too. I always say I am part vampire too.
We are the same age, how cool is that?
Talk to you later,

FHL said...

Loved reading your list!!!

I'm right there with you on the chocolate, cheesecake, and Chipotle! Good grief, maybe I'm programmed for C's...coco, coffee, cookies.... ;o)

Nonie Mae.... said...

But you make those lists so enjoyable to read... what a hoot you are...

PAT said...

I love it when you get a list's always fun!


Andi said...

As always...I love your list and your great answers. I also love your new blog header. Please leave that picture there for a bit so I can look at it to make my little Longaberger vegetable basket look similar. I'll even take a picture when I'm done so you can see...please!!!

justabeachkat said...

I sure love your new "look".

Your list was fun to read. And your favorite ice cream flavor made me laugh out loud....oh yeah baby, chocolate all the way!!!


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a great list! I love getting to know you more and more sweet Susie Q!

Oh, and favorite place to relax...sidewalk cafe...florence, italy..I am right with you! That was relaxing...

Mary Isabella said...

Loving it all....Have a great weekend...Mary

Rue said...

I'm so glad you swiped that list :)

I love a great thunderstorm and a great big snow too :) Tornadoes? Earthquakes? Hand me one of those margaritas!! ;)

I can't wait to hear your answers to the nosy questions!

Hugs and love,

-Jennifer said...

Where's the question asking who your favorite person from NJ is??

Deb said...

What a great list Susie! I LOVED your Robins nest post and those gorgeous photos :-} and I thought it was the sweetest gesture to bury the 2 little eggs x

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

I really enjoyed reading you list .It is so nice to learn about other fellow blogers.
Best Wishes

Sharon Kay said...

I know you so much better my dear and I feel like you could be my twin, you answered the questions just like I would,,,,,,,,of course no cat hair under my bed.

Strawberry Lane said...

What a riot you are, Susie. Never knew a list could be so entertaining to read.

And, thanks for reminding me about the joys of a thunderstorm, being snowed in and even the locusts. How I loved their sound in the evenings when a kid in the midwest.

PEA said...

Oh nooooooooo not another list???? hehe Well, I personally love reading your lists...doesn't mean you have to do another one tomorrow though ok? lol I so love you dear Sue, your love and support means the world to me. I thank you so much for the comments you left on my post yesterday...I think I was shell shocked, especially since that nasty email came from a a blogging friend I'd known for 3 years!! Sheesh!

I love bath gels/lotions as well...when I go shopping I usually come back with 50 different smells on me because I've tried on every lotion in the store! lol

Thank you again for being YOU!! xoxo

sheila said...

RE: #9...and I mean this with all possible kindness :)

Please do not move to SE Georgia, LOL!

Donna said...

Loved all of your answers!

I'm with you on the ice cream flavor! Chocolate all the way!

Gillian said...

You haven't sworn off Brian D yet? Still loving him, huh??? LOL
The chocolate answers had me howling!!!
And that you sleep with Kip after he snacks is hilarious. The perfect stuffed "animal!"

Sandi McBride said...

Oh I love this list! It's the best one I've seen so far...

wendster said...

stuffed animal ~ LOL!
Chocolate chocolate chocolate ice cream. For me: Blueberry cheesecake icecream is the yummiest. MMmmmmmmm.
Loved the post with all of the baby robin pictures. Isn't it amazing HOW QUICKLY they grow and leave the nest? Lightning speed compared to humans.
Stuffed animal. Still laughing!

Hey ... would you want to come back as someone else related to or married to Brian Dennehy? Just askin'.

Anonymous said...

That was fun to read more about you.

Dawn Bibbs said...

Oh goodies, I'm not THAT late jumping on this wagon. I have already C&P's this lovely list and will be editing with my answers very shortly. Be sure to check me out.

I ALWAYS love your answers. You're so cute. By the way, do you like chocolate? I'm just askin...;).

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

That was a fun list...I used to love, love, love Trivial Pursuit. No one wants to play anymore, though. Sore losers. lolololol

I've been through one major hurricane (Ivan) in 2004. The hurricane itself was bad enough. The 9 days afterwards with no power (meaning NO A/C!) was sheer torture. As were the lines for drinking water, the sound of generators running all night long and the empty shelves at the grocery stores. I've been through 2 earthquakes. One in Japan when I was but a wee one and one in Plattsburgh, New York (I think the epicenter was actually in Lake Placid so it wasn't so bad for us). But, believe it or not and knock on wood, even having been born and raised (mostly) in Oklahoma, I've never been in a tornado situation. I'm pretty darn grateful for that, too. Oh, and I've not been plagued by locusts yet either. Although that ginormous swarm of grasshoppers up in Montana back in '92 kind of gave me an idea of what it could be like. lol