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My Year in Review

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

I couldn't resist nabbing this End of the Year Meme from PunkAssBlog.com:

1) Harken back to your archives.
2) Collect the first sentence you wrote every month for the whole year.
3) Entertain us.

January 2006
Thank goodness Blogger puts in the date for you automatically - otherwise there would be hundreds of bloggers writing posts for January 2005.

February 2006
Yea! I just got in a CD I ordered a few weeks back, Monster Ballads, because I'm a total sucker for some sappy, 80's rock hair-ballads.

March 2006
So the word is now that Bush and Co. knew all about the possible levee breaks, the massive damage Katrina would likely do, and a whole slew of other things they claimed - after the fact - that no one could possibly have known the scope of.

April 2006
At first my meds had little to no effect on me - just some basic side-effects that tapered off after the first day (except this god-awful dry mouth).

May 2006
They're inducing today!  They went in at 4am, and little Sweetpea is on her way.  The Worm and I are getting ready and heading out to the hospital in the next hour.

June 2006
This proves only that I should get out more, but I've been having angel-loads of fun with this Church Sign Generator.

July 2006
Maybe we should get out more, but this video clip had The Worm and I in stitches.  Whoever thought to add the music was genius.

August 2006
Strolling through Yahoo! Answers the other day, I came across this gem:

The question:

what is a less pain ful way to get rid of a boil rather than sitting in a hot tub?

The honest answer:

if u want it to go away very quickly u have to take the painful way. burn the boil'd "eye" with a cigarette. i tell u it will swell but in just a matter of days its all gone.

September 2006
As of Friday, we are - once again - a three-cat home.

October 2006
I told you that I'd stumbled upon a neat, little site called BookCrossing. I have truly been enjoying my experiences there.

November 2006
I've been putting off writing this…there was so much I wanted to say, many things I wanted to convey; but, right after, I just didn't feel up to the task.

December 2006
I haven't been around in awhile, and therefore, I haven't been checking my comments.


Unconscious Mutterings

Friday, September 22nd, 2006
  1. Running :: I wish I could; I actually haven't been able to since around the age of 11 or 12. Sometimes I have dreams where I'm running and running - they're some of my favorite nighttime reveries.
  2. Alternative :: Music - Nirvana.
  3. Cope :: What you have to do to survive.
  4. Lots :: Of Love!
  5. Sympathetic :: Sometimes more difficult to be than apathetic.
  6. Barn :: Big and red.
  7. Totally :: Like, really.
  8. Baby :: Enjoy others; not looking for my own.
  9. Undeniable :: How much I love The Worm.
  10. Watermelon :: Summertime at the pool when I was a kid.

Courtesy of LunaNina.

I…

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

Unceremoniously nabbed from Whitters:

I AM: Awesome!

I SAID: "Oft times the most beautiful parts of a soul are found in the darkest corners of one."

I WANT: An iPod.

I WISH: It was Friday at quitting time.

I HATE: People who drive & talk on their cell phones.

I MISS: My kitty, Gillian.

I FEAR: Dying.

I HEAR: Cars driving by outside my office window.

I WONDER: When I'm going to write that damn novel.

I REGRET: Hocking important things in my poverty days so that I could buy some Ramen; you get desperate when you're hungry.

I AM NOT: Completely sane.

I DANCE: On one leg.

I SING: When no one else is around.

I AM NOT ALWAYS: Talkative.

I MADE: My 2 week-old niece dance.

I WRITE: As often as I can.

I CONFUSE: Numbers.

I NEED: More sex.

I SHOULD: Get back to work.

I START: A new "project" every other day.

I FINISH: Little.

I BELIEVE: In Love.

I KNOW: That this, too, shall pass.

I CAN: Make others laugh.

I CAN'T: Run.

I SEE: Pepto Bismol (there's always some on my desk).

I BLOG: My mind.

I READ: Not as much as I'd like to.

I AM AROUSED BY: A man in touch with his feminine side.

IT PISSES ME OFF: When government tries to tell us how to live our lives.

I FIND: I'm wiser than I used to be.

I LIKE: Marathon-Everquest-Sundays with The Worm.

I LOVE: My friends & family.

Unconscious Mutterings

Sunday, March 19th, 2006
  1. Sugar rush:: Reminds me a great story. When I was about 16 years-old, my best friend and I taught a Bible School class. The kids were around Kindgarten age, and quite a handful. The lady who was responsible for putting together the cookies & punch snack everyday was a little "off"; and this particular day the punch was so sweet we couldn't drink it. As we were sitting there laughing at how sugary and lip-puckering the punch was, one of the kids starting banging her hands on the table and her feet on the floor - suddenly all of the kids picked up this same strange, cadence - so that the entire long table of kids were beating their little fists and feet in rhythm and grinning at each other maniacally. It was...scary. Nodnarb looked at me and said, "I guess the punch is kicking in." We still laugh about that strange instance today.
  2. Chemical:: The nasty, disgusting "chemical" taste the antibiotic I'm taking right now is leaving in my mouth. Damn you, Biaxin!
  3. Suspension:: For some reason "suspension bridges" comes to mind. Boring; I know.
  4. Defending:: I hate having to defend myself when people wrongly accuse me of something I did not do.
  5. Conference:: Makes me thing of long, boring and often pointless meetings and conferences that are always going on where I work.
  6. Dance:: With my messed-up leg, I actually miss dancing more than walking. If I get enough beers in me to not feel the pain, I'll dance all night (and pay for it the next morning - but it's completely worth it).
  7. Weather:: Louisiana weather is as fickle and unpredictable as myself. It can be cold and wet one day, and the next day, hot and humid. It isn't unusual for the temp to change over 30 degrees in one day.
  8. Fuel:: Is entirely too expensive these days.
  9. Heartbreak:: One of the hardest things to get over, but also one life's pains that will make you the strongest.
  10. Insult:: I find 95% of shows on television today - especially of the reality variety - insult our intelligence.

Courtesy of LunaNina.

Two for One

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

I've recently (and not so recently) been tagged to do a few memes by my dear friend, Rose. Time to play a little catch-up...

First:

You're stuck inside Fahrenheit 451, which book do you want to save? Roget's Super Thesaurus. I cannot live without this book.

Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character?
Are you kidding? I've been in love with James Fraser from Diana Gabaldon's "Highlander" series since I was 17!

The last book you bought is:
I bought a few. You see why I try to avoid even stepping foot inside a bookstore:

"As a Man Thinketh" - James Allen

"The Worrywart's Companion" - Dr. Beverly Potter

"Taming the Tiger Within" (Meditations on Transforming Difficult Emotions) - Thich Nhat Hanh

"Soul Catcher Journal" (A Journal to help you become who you really are) - Kathy & Amy Eldon

"A Practical Guide to Buddhist Meditation" - Paramananda

"Oriental Love Poems" - Michelle Lovric

The last book you read is:
"The Last Unicorn" by Peter S. Beagle

What are you currently reading?
"The Da Vinci Code" by Dan Brown & "The Worrywart's Companion" by Dr. Beverly Potter

Five books you would take to a desert island:
"Star Signs" by Linda Goodman
"The Time Traveler's Wife" by Audrey Niffennegger
"The Witching Hour" by Anne Rice
"Wuthering Heights" by Emily Bronte
"The Count of Monte Cristo" by Alexandre Dumas

I'll pass the torch onto Lux, Katie & my sweetie Matthew.

That was fun. This is one I was tagged to do quite some time ago (sorry Rose), but oral surgery set me back a few. Better late than never:

1) Total number of films I own on DVD/video:

I honestly don't know the exact number, but its quite a lot. I love owning my favorite movies.

2) The last film I bought:

"Foxfire" (I used to own it, but loaned it out and never got it back)

3) The last film I watched:

"Napoleon Dynamite"

4) Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order):
"Practical Magic"
"What Dreams May Come"
"Wuthering Heights" (the one with Binoche & Fiennes)
"Fried Green Tomatoes"
"Fight Club"

5) Tag 5 people and have them put this in their journal:

Paul
Kat
Andy
EJ
Pinky

I absolutely love doing these things; sometimes I'll do them on my own and not post the results - a little self-exploration. So, *wink wink nudge nudge* - tag me anytime, folks.

Cool Questions from EJ

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

I'm a jerk because I asked the lovely and awesome EJ to interview me and then took forever and 20 days to answer her thoughtful questions. Please forgive me, EJ - I know I suck.

But, better late than never...and you know the rules, folks. If you want me to interview you, say so in the comments (but don't be surprised if it takes longer than 20 days for me to get back to you; I promise it won't take forever, though!)

1. If you were given control of the government for what day and could change ONE thing what would it be (and why)?

Ooh, that is a tough one; there are so many things. I think, though, it would have to be completely sanctioned and legal marriages for gays - simply because to not allow it smacks of inequality and equality is supposed to be the very foundation of this country; its in our best interest to allow everyone the same rights as everyone else.

2. You have just been made a super hero and can choose one super power what is it and why?

To be invisible. There are more times than I can count that I'd like to just disappear and not be seen. I think it would be wonderful; not to mention handy for checking up on things you'd not otherwise be privy to.

3. Would you rather be rich and unknown or rich and famous and why?

Rich and unknown. Though I think I could handle fame, and I wouldn't mind it to a degree, I do cherish my privacy. I'm too much of a hermit to be in the public eye all the time. As a general rule, people tend to get on my nerves and I wouldn't want a bevy of them surrounding me at all times.

4. If you were to commit a serious crime what would it most likely be and why?

It wouldn't be anything deliberate; if I got in trouble for something big it would most likely be because I was helping someone or something or some cause I felt very strongly about and whatever-I-felt-I-had-to-do just happened to also be extremely illegal.

5. You've been placed in the witness protection program and they allow you to choose your new name and new residence....what have you chose?

If I ever do end up in the witness protection program, this tidbit of information could royally screw me, eh? When I was little I wanted to change my name to Anna O'Rourke, because I thought it sounded impossibly romantic so I would choose that. As for a new residence, I'm not picky - they could stick me anywhere with fathomless blue skies and that is near endless blue waters.

Many thanks to EJ - these were great fun!

The Year in Review Meme

Sunday, January 2nd, 2005

(Nabbed from Rose b/c I thought it'd be a good first post for the new year.)

1. What did you do in 2004 that you'd never done before?
Bought my own domain & web space, got a speeding ticket, got published.

2. Did you keep your new year's resolutions, and will you make more for next year?
I don't make resolutions at New Year's but I give myself goals throughout the year. I usually reach them and will always continue to make them for myself.

3. Did anyone close to you give birth?
A young woman whom I used to babysit and who is like a younger sister to me. Her husband left for Iraq soon after.

4. Did anyone close to you die?
My beta fish.

5. What countries did you visit?
None.

6. What would you like to have in 2005 that you lacked in 2004?
An unwrecked car, a closer relationship with my sister, more physical mobility.

7. What dates from 2004 will remain etched upon your memory, and why?
July 8 - when I had my surgery.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Getting published & getting off crutches.

9. What was your biggest failure?
Not completely healing after surgery.

10. Did you suffer illness or injury?

I think recovering from major surgery counts.

11. What was the best thing you bought?
The Sims 2 and Everquest II.

12. Whose behavior merited celebration?
Rob Brezsny, he does and always has, stood for everything that is beautiful and Truth. I admire him in so many ways.

13. Whose behavior made you appalled and depressed disgusted?
My own country's when it voted that monkey-faced fool back into the presidency.

14. Where did most of your money go?
Phone bill, Ebay.

15. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
The Sims 2 (yeah, I'm a geek like that)

16. What song will always remind you of 2004?
"Overnight Celebrity" by Twista (don't ask)

17. Compared to this time last year, are you:
Happier? Yes. Everything is better than it was a year ago.

18. What do you wish you'd done more of?
Sex. Spent time outdoors.

19. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Stressing and worrying about things which I have no control over - letting my job get to me more than it should.

20. How will you be spending New Year's Eve?
Home getting smashed and watching "The Family Guy" & "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" DVDs

21. Did you fall in love in 2004?
Every day I fall more in love with my Twin Soul/Flame.

22. How many one-night stands?
None.

23. What was your favorite TV program?
Law & Order and Charmed.

24. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
Yes, but I'm not naming names.

25. What was the best book you read?
"Speak" by Laurie Halse Anderson, Guilty Pleasures" by Laurell K. Hamilton & "Angels & Demons" by Dan Brown (they were each really, really good - I finished them all in 1-2 days!)

26. What was your greatest musical discovery?
Westside Chemical

27. What did you want and get?
Pretty much everything I wanted - I move heaven & earth to get what I want when a desire pops into my head.

28. What did you want and not get?
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

29. What was your favorite film of this year?
Saved!

30. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
I turned 27 - I spent the day with my other half, and I think I had a party that evening with all of my friends. Please, that was over a month ago you can't possibly expect me to remember that! I couldn't tell you what I did last weekend much less over a month ago - birthday or not.

31.What one thing would have made your year measurably more satisfying? A law banning talking on cell phones and driving.

32. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2004? My sister's hand-me-ups - which is the only "fashionable" clothes I own. She's the fashion maven; I'm the whatever-is-comfortable-and-looks-passable type.

33. What kept you sane?
My computer - my escape; I can listen to music, write, design, surf, chat with new people, or play games. It's the perfect escape and distraction from the stresses of life.

34. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most?
Jude Law & Johnny Depp equally.

35. What political issue stirred you the most?
The right for gays to be married.

36. Who did you miss?
Jeremy.


37. Who was the best new person you met?

Peggy.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2004.
Expectations are the devil.

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year.
"These wounds won't seem to heal
This pain is just too real
There's just too much that time cannot erase"