Sunday, July 15, 2007

Unconscious Mutterings

Unconscious Mutterings

  1. Situation :: happening

  2. Theme song :: Hawaii Five-O

  3. Kelly :: Clarkson

  4. Club :: night

  5. Swerve :: turn

  6. Couch :: sofa

  7. Bigfoot :: Yeti

  8. Arbitrary :: random

  9. Inventor :: Thomas Edison

  10. Blazer :: jacket

Sunday Seven

Sunday Seven

Name the seven sections, features or columns of a newspaper you are most likely to read.

1. Front page news
2. Metro news
3. Comics
4. Advice columns
5. Classifieds
6. TV listings
7. Op/ed pages

Situation Sunday 15

Situation Sunday

Situation #1} A friend of yours is having surgery, it is not life threatening and they shall be fine in a week. But they live alone and really need a friend to be there with them the first 2 days of being home. They are scared and might need your help. They have no family that lives in the same state. They live in another county than you. They ask you to stay with them. Your Boyfriend/girlfriend or spouse is totally jealous of you not being "home". And they forbid you in going. Realize that nothing you say to your significant other will help or make it better. What do you do?

There are a couple of things: first, I would not put up with a boyfriend or spouse who was so jealous of a friend he would "forbid" me to go see her. Second, in my present situation, I have so many other family commitments I really would not be able to go and stay with my friend. But that would be my decision, not any one else's.

Situation #2} You have dated this person and for one reason or another you are broken up. Time goes by and you are with another but yet you have unresolved feelings for this person. A close friend of your wants to date them. Could you stand by and remain friends with that person even thou it hurts you...?

Not if I still have unresolved feelings, there's no way.

Situation #3} Your parent is getting up there in age. They have always been very independent. And refuse to stop doing things after clearly they can't. They want to continue to drive, even if it means going 35 miles a hour. How do you stop them and take away the keys?.....They tell you if you try to stop them they will take you out of their will and disown you. What do you do.

It's not up to me to tell my parents they are not allowed to drive. I don't know how the laws work but I might go to the DMV to find out how they handle elder drivers who shouldn't be behind the wheel anymore. Otherwise, it's up to the police to pull them over for unsafe driving, cite them, and have the DMV get involved that way.

Situation #4} You have booked this holiday reservation at this resort that promises every thing perfect. Pool- golf- 5 star restaurant. Excellent service. You have paid in advance and look forward to it. You get there and it falls way short of your expectations. The pool is filled with pond water and not chemically treated. The golf course is overgrown with weeds and not maintained.....The 5 star restaurant actually serves Kraft Macaroni and cheese. They refuse to give you anything back......your only vacation of the year.....what do you do?

I contact the local news department, the one with a consumer reporter "on your side" and I tell them the story. If that doesn't work, I get a lawyer!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Thirteen Things I Still Need To Do After Vacation

Thursday Thirteen

Thirteen things I still need to do after getting back from vacation:

1. Clear up this mess of mail and whatnot so my cat has a decent place to sit!

2. Take the little guy to the pool now that it's not so unbearably hot and humid
3. Mail books requested by people at Paperback Swap and Book Crossing
4. Finish unpacking and putting stuff away
5. Unbox the Norwegian troll I bought for me
6. Call the electrician to install another breaker or two for upstairs (ka-ching)
7. Get the vacation pictures organized
8. Get directions to my step niece's house for this weekend's trip to see my niece who's home on leave from the Navy
9. Monitor my sugars
10. Go through the rest of the stuff I've been meaning to go through for months
11. Nag (er, remind) the kids they need to get fall schedules if they want to keep their health insurance
12. More laundry

13. Catch up on my email and postings!

The Food Channel

Thursday Threesome

::The Food Channel::

Onesome: The-- Food Channel: Yummy Goodness or Food Pr0N? Who do you like to watch (or love to hate )?

I haven't watched it in over a year, not because I don't like the Food Channel but just because I don't watch much TV at all anymore. When I did, I enjoyed watching Emeril and Alton Brown most of all.

Twosome: Food-- in the Summer? Cooking in the kitchen? Any tips to beat the heat for those in the gang literally baking in the heat?

Ugh, I really don't enjoy summers now that I'm a dinosaur. For those baking in the heat, I would keep it real light and simple. Cold sandwiches, salads and lots of cold water.

Threesome: Channel-- some coolness our way: what is your favorite Summertime beverage (yes, mixed drinks work too...).

All year round and most especially in the summer: cold water

How We Treat Others

3X Thursday

1. Do you treat people you're extremely close to (S.O's, ex's, best friends, family, etc) the same as you would regular friends and people off the street? How so/how not?

I am more my real self with people I'm extremely close to than I am with anyone else so that means I'm not always so "nice". Most of the time it's because I'm upset with a close one--being a loved one just means both parties are more vulnerable to deeper feelings. Sometimes it's because I'm frustrated with myself or generally in a bad mood and I tend not to mask it as well as I do with people I don't know well.

2. What is it about knowing someone fairly well, or very well even, that seems to give us a license to say and do whatever we want/think/feel sometimes? Do you think it's right? Why do you think we do things like that?

Well, what is that old saying? "Familiarity breeds contempt"? I think sometimes we can be pretty abusive to our loved ones because we know them better and know their shortcomings as well as their strengths. There are those little things that piss us off, like the cap is off the toothpaste. We don't know these things about strangers. Do I think it's right? NO. But we're all human and we make mistakes.

3. Do you tollerate being treated a certain way by someone (good or bad)? How so/how not? Why/why not?

It depends on who it is! Is it my boss who yelled at me? I won't say anything because I want to keep my job until I can find a new one. Is it my husband or one of my kids? I yell back and let them know I don't like the way I'm being treated.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

How Prissy Are You?

You Are Not Prissy

You're the furthest thing from a princess - and you probably stay far away from any princess types you know.
You have an easygoing approach to living. It doesn't take a lot to make you happy.
And when life requires it, you're ready to get your hand a little dirty.
There's no problem you're too prissy to tackle!