Saturday, June 28, 2008

cheap meme

For lack of any original blog material, I took the liberty of following MR. MDMHVP>>whatever his name is' lead with these questions. You'll have to ask him what happened to number 31. Maybe it was censored?

More cheap meme cruft:

Welcome to the new 2008 edition of getting to know your family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to be lame and spoil the fun. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then [send this to a bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you] post it. Some of you may get this several times; that means you have lots of friends. Have fun and be truthful!

1. What is your occupation right now?
I occupy myself with painting, blogging and caring for my furry monster. I just can't seem to find anyone to pay me for that.
2. What color are your socks right now?
I almost always barefoot
3. What are you listening to right now?
the sound of my very noisy dishwasher
4. What was the last thing that you ate?
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Love to double clutch
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
My mother in law, inviting her to dinner.
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Seems like a good guy, inspite of his lean to the right
8. How old are you today? 50
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
can't pick just one.Golf, Tennis , hockey and gymnastics
10. What is your favorite drink?
Gin and Tonic or a dark imported belgian beer
11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Puleeese? I raised 2 kids and I'm 50, what do you think?
12. Favorite food?
anything with pasta
13. What is the last movie you watched?
NO memory...wait, maybe...damn, I forget.
14. Favorite day of the year?
everyday I'm up and moving
15. How do you vent anger?
I throw food.
16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
was I a child?
17. What is your favorite season?
18. Cherries or Blueberries?
I'll take them both
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail(blog) you back?
good as any blog fodder.
20. Who is the most likely to respond? no clue
21. Who is least likely to respond?E
22. Living arrangements?
Resident Martha, studio artist, wife, long distant mom, bubbie, and my furry creature's human.
23. When was the last time you cried?
holding my newest grandbaby for the first time.
24. What is on the floor of your closet?
too dangerous to open and find out.
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest {that you are sending to}? my daughter
26. What did you do last night?
walked furry monster, cooked dinner and vegged in front of the tv
27. What are you most afraid of? honestly...
I try not to fear, but probably being a burden to my kids in my old age.
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
NO COWS!!!! veggies please.
29. Favorite dog breed?
lovable rescue mutts
30. Favorite day of the week?
32. Diamonds or pearls?
why not something with color? sapphires, rubies, emeralds.
33. What is your favorite flower?

Friday, June 27, 2008

Bubbie's cell phone to the rescue!

I have been hemming and hawing for years..."I don't need a damned cell phone!" Something stuck in my pocket at all times, being wired everywhere all the time. I hate when I see people eating at restaurants, shopping in stores, seemingly talking to themselves...always on those blasted phones. They never seem to be in the NOW, oblivious to the world and people around them, connected and lost all at the same time. My argument has been, "I have a land line with voice mail, a computer with email and instant messaging, what can't wait till I'm home?"

Well! With what was obviously Divine intervention, I NEEDED that damned phone in an emergency situation, less than 24 hours after I was activated. And it was Bubbie to the rescue!
The bad guy is in jail, the young lady is safe at my home for now, and I'm waiting for that Divinity to come swooping down again with something other than a cell phone to help me out with what to do next.

It's a somber/sticky situation.
My very best friend in the world was this gals Mom. She, a single mom, was sick for quite a long time and passed away at a very young age of cancer. Her daughter, (The damsel in distress) had just turned 18 at the time. I've known her since she was a little girl and indeed the young woman has problems that have never been addressed. Of course I promised my friend on her deathbed that I would do my best to watch out after her babe. And here we are.

Here's hoping the man behind the curtain has something more in his bag for me than that blasted cell phone.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Welcome Bubbie to the New Millenium

I've lived 50 years without a cellular phone.

Every year when a hurricane comes within 500 miles of my home, my children worry and fret when they can't reach me on my land line.

When I was stuck in Nashville Airport till the wee hours waiting for a connection (see Feel The Luv) that was the last straw. It was decided that I would be getting a cell phone. I was told it was long overdue that I join the new millennium.

I received it in the mail yesterday from my son-in-law with instructions for activation.

Well, I'm activated. I still don't know what all the buttons are for or what they do, but I can be reached now, and I can call for help or consolation if I happen to be stuck somewhere again.

And...I can always turn it OFF.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I'm a chimp

Do you know the story of The 100th Monkey? In essence , the theory goes that once a new behavior or thought is learn by a group, when learned by the 100th person/animal, a critical mass is met and the behavior or idea becomes main stream in populations that are not even geographically related to the first. The behavior/idea/thought becomes an entity unto itself, a morphic field containing that information is accessed by others at any distance.

Well, who needs distance? We have the internet, email, junk mail, television, blackberries, Madison Avenue...

*Bubbie is having a mental visual (no, I'm not hallucinating!) of morphic fields reaching critical mass and exploding! Information Overload! Danger, Danger Will Robinson! Is there a commitment specialist in the house?

The story of the actual research with the little primates learning a new behavior (washing their sweet potatoes) from an energized idea plucked straight from the ether has been said to be fiction. Fiction or not, I think it's concept is pertinent and useful. A power that could be used for good...or EEE-vil....(insert Ms. Cheese's devilish laugh) At least we wash our sweet potatoes.

You may be asking yourself, as I am, "Why the hell is Bubbie talking about monkeys and morphing, and whatever the hell else she just said?"

Me too.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Feel the LUV

Bubbie is Back

I was back in Ohio. It was an unplanned visit, kind of a throw some clean undies in a bag and pack your meds last minute trip.

I came home a calender day later than planned due to inclement weather.

The bright side is that I had never been to Nashville before. The dark side is that I never want to see Nashville again. Instead of being home in time for dinner, I dragged my sorry butt in the door at 3 am the next day.

I have learned some valuable lessons:

  1. Book direct fights
  2. If you are as stubborn as I about NOT owning a cell phone, have ten pounds of quarters. The few pay phones that are still in existence are few and far between and take 4 quarters for one call. By my calculations only 40% of them will take your money and complete your call.
  3. If you don't own a cell phone that has it's own address directory, and knowing that you have NO memory for numbers, ALWAYS keep your family's phone numbers handy.
  4. If you are addicted to nicotine, buy a patch. Many airports don't have assigned smoking sections, leaving you to either add to your homicidal fantasies while hoping they never reach critical mass or trek the long walk outside across the street from the baggage drop off area, only to trudge back inside and go through security all over again. (TSA agents and I were on a first name basis)
  5. There's no place like home.