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Thursday, July 3, 2008

MUSINGS ON 54


If YOU WERE BORN IN 1954, YOU WOULD TURN 54 THIS YEAR!!!! THERE IS A PHRASE FOR THAT, IN LATIN. I DON'T KNOW IT, BUT IT IS TRUE. I AM THAT OLD, AND THAT IS THE YEAR OF MY BIRTH.


NOW THAT YOU KNOW THAT I HAVE VIRTUALLY NO RESTRAINT AFTER EATING BIRTHDAY BROWNIES TODAY... (JUST THE CHOCOLATE, GUYS, I NEED NO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES.....) HERE IS A THOUGHT-PROVOKING SURVEY!!! MY ANSWERS ARE IN

BLUE. COPY IT OVER AND LEAVE YOUR OWN ANSWERS IN THE COMMENT SECTION. OR, STEAL IT AND PUT IT ON YOUR BLOG. WE LIKE SHARING.



Survey from "Parenthetically Speaking"...stealing from a friendly blog, again.


1. What time do you get up on work days?


5:30 a.m.


2. How late do you sleep on the weekends?



sometimes until 8



3. When was the last time you saw the inside of a church?


oh, come now!



4. How long has it been since you got a raise at work?


I got a raise at my last job in April, 2007, then my job was eliminated (how many times can that happen to one woman in a lifetime???). I'm happy to say that at the new job we are counting down to raise date.... July 19. I plan to buy all my friends some shoes. That will make them happy. If you don't get some shoes from me in the mail...you're not my friend.



5. If applicable, how old is your youngest child?

22! How did that happen? I was a child bride.



6. Have you bought a book in the last 2 weeks? If so, what was it?



Have I bought 10? Or 12? Something like that. The last one was "Child 44". Great book!



7. When was the last time you cleaned out your refrigerator?


3 weeks ago.



8. When was the last time you cleaned behind your refrigerator?


In 1993 in CT, our old refrigerator bit the dust. I was forced to clean behind it before the guys installed the new one. Now, I just move whenever I have to clean.



9. When did you last wash your car?


6 weeks ago. I can't afford it now because I rarely have enough money for gas. :)



10. What are you wearing right now?



Jeans and T



11. Where are you right now?


At my computer, silly.



12. Do you sing in the shower? If you do:(a) Are you any good?(b) Do you enjoy it?(c) Does anyone ever ask you to stop?


Well, of course! And I enjoy every last, cracked off key note. But no one else does.



13. In light of high fuel prices, if you had to choose some mode of transportation in lieu of an automobile, what would it be?



Easy. Helicopter. Hal? Hal?????

5 comments:

Hal Johnson said...

1. What time do you get up on work days?

4:00 am.


2. How late do you sleep on the weekends?

Usually until 5:30.


3. When was the last time you saw the inside of a church?

1994.


4. How long has it been since you got a raise at work?

August 2007.


5. If applicable, how old is your youngest child?

Eight.

6. Have you bought a book in the last 2 weeks? If so, what was it?

"Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Basics." I need to know what's going on in Dylan's classes.


7. When was the last time you cleaned out your refrigerator?

Uh, does throwing away three or four items count?

8. When was the last time you cleaned behind your refrigerator?

Hm. It was still cold outside.


9. When did you last wash your car?

Two months ago.


10. What are you wearing right now?

Cargo shorts.


11. Where are you right now?

Boothville, Louisiana, where Katrina made landfall.


12. Do you sing in the shower? If you do:(a) Are you any good?(b) Do you enjoy it?(c) Does anyone ever ask you to stop?

Sometimes, when I'm home. Dylan seems to enjoy it when I sing along to a guitar, but he howls like a coyote when I sing in the shower. The little booger.



13. In light of high fuel prices, if you had to choose some mode of transportation in lieu of an automobile, what would it be?

If I couldn't live out in the woods, I'd like to live somewhere that would allow me to walk to work.

Hal Johnson said...

Aw heck, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I have an excuse; I should already be asleep.

Kelly said...

1. What time do you get up on work days?

between 7 and 7:30

2. How late do you sleep on the weekends?

the same as weekdays on Saturday. 6:30 on Sunday


3. When was the last time you saw the inside of a church?

day before yesterday


4. How long has it been since you got a raise at work?

I don't get paid for my work anymore! But I will say the hours and the benefits are better than when I had a "real" job!

5. If applicable, how old is your youngest child?

19

6. Have you bought a book in the last 2 weeks? If so, what was it?

Believe it or not, I don't think I have bought one in the past two weeks!

7. When was the last time you cleaned out your refrigerator?

We tend to clean ours out by eating everything in it! Probably could use a little soap & water in the crisper drawers, though...

8. When was the last time you cleaned behind your refrigerator?

Same for me...when we got a new one about 10 years ago!

9. When did you last wash your car?

my husband washed it for me when we mailed our income taxes in April

10. What are you wearing right now?

shorts and t-shirt

11. Where are you right now?

in my home office at my laptop

12. Do you sing in the shower? If you do:(a) Are you any good?(b) Do you enjoy it?(c) Does anyone ever ask you to stop?

Yes... or at least hum. I think so. Of course! Never!

13. In light of high fuel prices, if you had to choose some mode of transportation in lieu of an automobile, what would it be?

It would be fun to hitch Buster (one of our donkeys) up to a cart.

Algernon said...

Motorcycle.

raven said...

Quid,

Here are my replies. Also, I appreciated your posts about Folk Music and the Indigo Girls.

Raven

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1. What time do you get up on work days?


4:00 am.


2. How late do you sleep on the weekends?


Also until 4:00 am.


3. When was the last time you saw the inside of a church?



In the late 70's when I visited the Cathedral of Chartres in France when I was there on vacation.

4. How long has it been since you got a raise at work?


I haven't got a raise at work.


5. If applicable, how old is your youngest child?


Sorry, I do not have children.


6. Have you bought a book in the last 2 weeks? If so, what was it?

Yes, for example: City of Books (about Amsterdam) with texts by Nelleke Noordervliet and other authors.


7. When was the last time you cleaned out your refrigerator?


In april.


8. When was the last time you cleaned behind your refrigerator?


I try to do that, when I use the vacuum cleaner but the dust continues to gather there.


9. When did you last wash your car?


I do not have a car.


10. What are you wearing right now?

Comfortable trousers and T shirt


11. Where are you right now?


At home at my computer.


12. Do you sing in the shower? If you do:(a) Are you any good?(b) Do you enjoy it?(c) Does anyone ever ask you to stop?


No.


13. In light of high fuel prices, if you had to choose some mode of transportation in lieu of an automobile, what would it be?


As I do not have a car, I will walk or go by public transport.