The Pig That Wants to be Eaten.
Thursday, August 31, 2006
The Pig That Wants to be Eaten.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
This week, I am wimping out.
Take your chances at Sports Trivia
Take a timed 10 question trivia Quiz
See how you do with some American History Trivia
play with WORDS.
Hope you all find something trivial enough to suit you there.
Now, if you feel brave, stick around for lesson from the life of Logo™
I am from beautiful Whidbey Island in the Puget Sound.
Its either 36 or 62 miles long, depending on where you measure, that makes it either the longest,
or third longest island in the lower 48.
We island folk are comfortable with the ambiguity though,
so it's OK.
Today I took my motorcycle on the ferry from Everett, WA across to
Clinton, from there I rode to my parent's home in Oak Harbor.
I miss the twisty little backroad the highway on the island used to be.
These days it is straighten and flattened, has wide shoulders and groomed greenbelts.
I remember when being able to drive that road at fifty miles per hour spoke of familiarity and a decent ability to negotiate a slithering roadway
(outside-inside-outside, people, and accelerate through curves).
Sigh, progress, you know how it is. Anyway...
Below is a local landmark of Oak Harbor, the windmill.
A monument to the early founders of the town, many of whom were Dutch. Inventive lot of folks those Dutch,
they named the harbor after the trees,
and the town after the harbor.
And now, Whidbey Island trivia, YAY!
2.Historic Coupeville is the third oldest incorporated town in Washington State.
3. Gray whales migrate between Whidbey and Camano Islands during March and April of each year.
4. Whidbey is the home of Penn Cove Mussels, harvested off the coast of Coupeville.
5. Whidbey Island and Camano Island comprises Island County.
Coupeville, on Whidbey, is the County Seat of Government. However,
Whidbey Island and Camano Island have no direct route of transportation.
One must pass through two other counties, providing quite a conundrum for vital county-wide services.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
So here they are, far more than anyone wanted to know,
the answers to 63 questions no one asked me...
1. How old do you wish you were?
This old is fine for now
2. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
Naples, Italy, it was a scary time to be an American living abroad.
3. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Tip them over on myself, that'll learn 'em!
4. Do you consider yourself kind?
Yes, a veritable model of kindness. Self-delusion is an important life skill to possess
5. If you had to get a tattoo, where and what would it be?
Well, if you told me I had to I definitely wouldn't want one at all.
6. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be?
I'm sort of working on Spanish, hola
At various times I've been semi-fluent in Greek, Italian and ASL
7. Do you know your neighbors?
Not in the biblical sense, but in a neighborly way, yes, I do.
8. What do you consider a vacation?
The variations are wide, but lots of free time is a constant
9. Do you follow your horoscope?
Nah, I can barely keep track of our family's planning calendar.
10. Would you move for the person you loved?
Yup, and have done, across the bed and across oceans.
11. Are you touchy feely?
12. Do you believe that opposites attract?
If we are talking magnets, sure
13. Dream job?
Superhero but with a pay check, and set hours,
and a good medical/dental package and a nice retirement.
Is that asking so much?
14. Favorite channels?
History Channel, Discover Channel, Comedy Channel, none of which I get right now. Waaaaah
15. Favorite place to go on a weekend?
Out and about in a boat, or a motorcycle, as the case may be.
16. Showers or bath?
Shower if I must, but I vastly prefer baths
17. Do you paint your nails?
Yes, well, hardly ever on my fingers, but my toes are usually done.
This is evidently a girly meme, I am guess the guys wouldn't have alot of variation on that answer.
18. Do you trust people easily?
Usually, despite how bad an idea that occasionally ends up being.
Turns out I am not as good a judge of character as I had once thought.
19. What are your phobias?
I have no phobias, only completely rational fears
20. Do you want kids?
Are you offering me more or offering to take the ones I have?
21. Do you keep a handwritten journal?
Not usually, but occasionally there are things that require expression in paper and ink.
22. Where would you rather be right now?
Wrapped up in comfortable delusions
23. What makes you feel warm and safe?
Moderate temperates and no imminent danger
24. Heavy or light sleep?
I sleep like the dead, but my children are wired straight to my brain somehow,
I can sleep through just about anything else.
25. Are you paranoid?
Only when they are out to get me
26. Are you impatient?
Is this bloody thing over yet???
I am very patient with animals and children,
less so with adults,
uncooperative inanimate objects, stupidity and selfishness annoy me excessively.
27. Who can you relate to?
Almost anyone if I try hard enough, but I am very thankful for the ones I don't have to try with.
28. How do you feel about interracial couples?
What?? I feel fine, what kind of question is THAT?!
29. Have you been burned by love?
No, love has only ever eviserated me
30. What's your life motto?
Semper ubi sub ubi
I don't live by it, but it amuses me.
31. What's your main ringtone on your mobile?
A little calyspo type thing
32. What were you doing at midnight last night?
Taking a bath and reading
33. Who was your last text message from?
Some blankety-blank daily horoscope a friend sign my phone up for, grrrrrrr.
I was being charged for them so I had all text messages blocked.
34. Whose bed did you sleep in last night?
35. What color shirt are you wearing?
36. Most recent movie you watched?
37. Name five things you have on you at all times?
Wow, at ALL times, that's tough, uh...
skin, hair, freckles, bacteria, tooth enamel.
When I go out into the world-
cell phone, diver's license, house key, debit card, shoes
38. What color are your bed sheets?
39. How much cash do you have on you right now?
$4, we are mostly debit card people.
40. What is your favorite part of the chicken?
41. What is your favorite town/city?
Rome and Venice are lovely,
and Athens and Dublin and London are great too,
New York is amazing and LA is mind boggling,
but I really do like Seattle best of all.
42. I can't wait till...
UPS delivers my package.
43. Who got you to join Blogger?
BSoholic, Snavy, and Thomcat
44. What did you have for dinner last night?
Grilled Teriyaki chicken, with rice and veggies, Mr. Logo is amazing
45. How tall are you barefoot?
5 feet 5 inches, and don't call me Barefoot.
46. Have you ever smoked crack?
No, who WROTE this?
47. Do you own a gun?
No, why? Are you going to come rob my house?
In that case, yes, several, and a bat too, and some knives, and a really wicked temper.
48. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
First beverage of the day is tea, black and properly steeped or don't bother, with milk and sugar.
Barring that possibility, coffee, anyway I can get it.
49. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
"You're no exception to the the rule, I'm irresistable, you fool, give in!"
(5 bonus points if you name that musical)
50. Do you have A.D.D?
That question might be open to interpretation, I mean, the symptom list for adult ADD is highly subjective and varies from source to source, speaking of which, does a high level of subjectivity move a subject from being a science and make it more of an art? Oh, and while we are talking about art, Lime had a great piece of art on her blog the other day. Do you like huckleberries?
51. What time did you wake up today?
52. Current worry?
Whether it is that there is peanut butter on my chocolate, or chocolate on my peanut butter?
53. Current hate?
When the sun shines right in your eyes
54. Favorite place to be?
Just left of here
55. Where would you like to travel?
I'd prefer to stick to countries free of plague, revolution and filth, what does that leave...Canada?
56. Where do you think you'll be in 10 years?
I hope I will still be in Washington state, and oh sweet fancy Moses, I will have a 20 year old.
57. Last thing you ate?
crepes (roll that 'r')
58. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Gregorian Chants a la Monty Python, but without the head bashing
59. Last person that made you laugh?
60. Worst injury you ever had?
Damage sustained walking in front of a car, look both ways, dammit!
61. Does someone have a crush on you?
62. What is your favorite candy?
Reese's cups, Almond Roca,
Jolly Ranchers, jelly beans or
Sixlets when I am looking to regress
63. Favorite errogenous zone?
Mine or his? and isn't that a rather personal question?
Thursday, August 24, 2006
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Monday, August 21, 2006
Friday, August 18, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
His auntie and I told him it was in the kitchen.
He went to get some and the next thing I hear is retching sounds,
Turns out he had poured himself a nice glass of....
Yes, Pine sol.
My mother went into full-on panicking dither mode
so we sent her home (across the street) to check her closet for ipecac.
He was already puking, it was a blatant attempt to keep her out of trouble.
We called poison control and they said the puking was good,
give him milk when he's ready to keep something down
and expect a sore throat for a while, he's fine.
Much relieved we changed him shirt, washed his face
and got him some milk.
Then my mom came over,
and gave us the number to poison control.
We explained it was done, all was well.
She insisted on calling them because SHE had been talking with someone
there who wanted to know what he had ingested.
So while she was reviewing the events on the phone...
an ambulance pulled up.
My mother had called an ambulance too.
Now, for perspective...
this is the woman who told me (when I was a child)
"If it isn't bleeding or broken, I don't want to hear about it."
As a small child I ingested bleach...twice.
But, this is her grandson,
and panic seemed the appropriate response I guess.
He was fine within 30 minutes,
sucking on peppermints and observing,
"I haven't gotten this much attention since I broke my arm."
Monday, August 14, 2006
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