At a loss for creativity -- here's a meme you can copy tag me if you want and I will come check you out :)

1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:15
2. Diamonds or Pearls? Diamonds!
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
4. What is your favourite TV show? HEROS! and Alias (RIP).
5. What did you eat for breakfast? Raisin toast - yummy
6. What foods do you dislike? Brussel sprouts UGH.
7. Your favourite potato chip? Salt and Pepper
8. What is your favourite CD at the moment? Iam still on a Jack Johnson kick-- even if we aren't at the beach
9. What kind of car do you drive? Reliable (cough) 8 year old mini-van HEY, it's paid for!
10. Favourite sandwich? Boarshead oven-roasted turkey and tomato (+ salt)
11. What characteristics do you despise? Grudges, know-it-alls, rudeness, selfishness, and stupidity
12. What are your favourite clothes? GAP jeans and a v-necked t-shirt (long sleeve in winter- short in summer I am so predictable)
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? 3month tour of Europe
14. What colour is your bathroom? green and aqua blue.
15. Favourite brand of clothing? doesn't matter as long as I got a deal!
16. Favourite time of day? That first cup of coffee!.
17. Where would you want to retire to?Someplace urban -- away from the suburbs.
18. Favourite sport to watch? little league baseball, high school volleyball (biased?)
19. Coke or Pepsi? Diet coke.
20. Are you a morning person or night owl? morning!
21. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share? I am finally learning how to back off from all my volunteer commitments!
22. What did you want to be when you were little? A vet/fireman/nun (hell of a combination, huh?)
23. What is your best childhood memory? Vacations at Houghton Lake, summer swimteam
24. Nicknames? Gooch (kind a loving dad to a pre-teen...) Kath
25. Piercings? Ears- one with 3 holes (anybody else have more than one hole? Have I finally passed that point when my mom said to me-- how will you look at 38 with all those holes in your ear???)
26. Eye Colour? Blue, blue/grey
27. Favourite day of the week? Friday
28. Favourite restaurant? tough one, don't go out much
29. Favourite ice cream? Bruster's Key Lime Pie with LOTS of graham cracker
30. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? SAMS (a little bit of everything) Target
31. Bedtime? midnight.
32. What are you listening to right now? The 2 little ones arguing over who knows fractions better -- topped with the occasional "I CAN'T DO THIS!!"
33. How many tattoos do you have? None, zip, zed, nada, zilch. No thanks!
34. Next film you'll see? Too cheap!
35. Tag anyone? Rachel?


Presidents Day

Can I just say how much I LOVE this man? He is hysterical and everytime I read anything he writes I laugh. I wish I could write like he does. My daughter's AP Lit teacher had him on their reading list, and the minute I saw that I knew she would love his class. He was used as one of the best examples of narrative in modern literature.

David Sedaris is awesome!

I ran across this book I Capture the Castle at Goodwill the other day (yes I know that you can get books for FREE at the library-- just not me the $1.50 I pay is less than the overdue fines I pay EVERYTIME) I admit I only picked it up because it had a rave review from JK Rowling on the front cover and I thought my daughter would like it. Well, I took it home and it is really wonderful. Written in 1946 by the same author as 101 Dalmations it is another great exmple of beautiful narrative. And it is nice to imagine living in a drafty old English castle!


A friend of mine mentioned that she was blogging so that her kids might one day want to see what was going on in her mind. My first thought was, "Egad! Why would I want that????" You see, I am the responsible one, I am the perfect one.... heehee.... to see inside this mind is akin to madness.

But then I thought, why not. So jump on the rollercoaster, it's going to be a bumpy ride. From now on I'll blog about what ever is on my mind at the time.

In 1976 our city was having a promotion to decorate for the Bicentennial. I thought this was so cool. We were allowed to paint the fireplugs on our street. I thought that it made Farmington Hills the coolest place to live (ironic that we only lived there for 18 months- the shortest of anywhere) We took our painting very seriously as my mom was an artist and we couldn't have a shabby plug in our yard! I can't tell you now how we painted it, but I do remember the three of us sitting out there on a hot summer day painting, worrying that we might get paint on the grass (hey, I was 11!)

The weird thing is that when this thought popped into my head I decided I'd do a google search and found out that this was apparently done all over! So much for our quaint little cu-de-sac haven.