Oct 24, 2007

seven deadly sins

Seven Deadly Sins Survey

Who did you last get angry with? Some stupid customer.
What is your weapon of choice? My sharp tongue. Words are my best weapon.
Would you hit a member of the opposite sex? If they have it coming, I guess. But I think it would take an extreme circumstance.
How about the same sex? There are a few of them I have to hold myself back from slapping on a daily basis.
Who was the last person who got really angry at you? Hard to say. I think people spend more time being angry than they should. It's not worth it.
What is your pet peeve? lying, excuses
Do you keep grudges, or can you let them go easily? I can forgive, but I rarely forget.

What is one thing you're suppose to do daily that you haven't? balance my checkbook
What is the latest you've ever woken up? I would sleep all day if I could. Too bad I have responsibilities that prevent this kind of behavior.
Name a person you've been meaning to contact, but haven't? Oh gosh - the list is long.
What is the last lame excuse that you made? "It's not my fault people are stupid."
Have you ever watched an infomercial all the way through? I am sadly drawn to these things at 2 in the morning, but I think I fall asleep before watching one all the way to the end.
How many times did you hit the snooze button on your alarm clock this morning? I think two. Ok, maybe three.

What is your overpriced yuppie beverage of choice? Venti, No Whip, Non-fat, 5-Pump, Toffee Nut Latte
Are you a meat eater? I love me a nice steak.
What is the greatest amount of alcohol you've had in one sitting/outing/event? I've only ever had two blackouts in my life. I couldn't tell you what I drank either time, but I do know that both involved many shots and too much mixing. And the Hitchcock's. I blame them! (ha ha!)
Are you comfortable with your drinking and eating habits? I love both. What's wrong with that? (Oh yeah - my waistline.)
Do you enjoy candy and sweets? I'm not a big candy person, but I love sweets.
Which do you prefer: sweets, salty foods or spicy foods? mostly sweets, but I love my spice too.
Have you ever looked at a small house pet or child and thought, "lunch!"? Wow. Eww.

How many credit cards do you own? Just one that I pay in full each month. I learned the hard way.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it? Buy a bigger house in town, new cars, a summer home on the Cape, college funds for the kids, and invest the rest.
Would you rather be rich or famous? Rich. Fame actually scares me a little.
Would you accept a boring job if it meant that you would make megabucks? Sure I would. I have a boring job now, and it pays peanuts.

What's one thing that you have done that you're most proud of?
I am never proud of myself. It is one of my flaws.
What is one thing that you have done that your parents are most proud of? Probably that I turned my financial situation around and got a house. I had to get laser intense to do it, and I think it showed.
What thing would you like to accomplish late in your life? To become financially independent and travel the world.
Do you get annoyed by coming in second place? Yes, I do. Second place means you just missed out on winning, which sucks.
Have you ever entered a contest of skill, knowing you were of much higher skill than all the other competitors? I take sick pleasure in beating punky teenage boys at Whac-A-Mole.
Have you ever cheated to get a better score? Oh my - we had quite a system going in Ms. Shugrue's freshman Latin class. But that's all I'm going to say about that.
What did you do today that you're proud of? I sent my kids out into the world with words of love. It is important to start your day feeling good about things.

How many people have you seen naked (not counting movies, family, strippers, locker rooms)? I really don't know? I've thought about it and can't come up with a number.
How many people have seen you naked (not counting physicians, doctors, family, locker rooms, or when you were a young child)? Probably not many. I'm not much of an exhibitionist.
Have you ever caught yourself staring at the chest/crotch of a person of your chosen sex during a normal conversation? Well that would be pretty blatant, now wouldn't it? But I for sure have had many a person look me straight in the chest while talking to me!
What is your favorite body part of a person of your gender choice? I love eyes, full lips, and hands.
Have you ever had sexual encounters (including kissing/making out) with multiple persons?at the same time? Does Truth or Dare count?
Have you ever been propositioned by a prostitute? I guess I just don't hang out in the same circles as prostitutes these days.

What item of your friends would you most want to have for your own? I love Jenn's ring. She gets a lot of things in little blue boxes.
Who would you want to go on "Trading Spaces" with? Steven and Dean. For so many reasons.
If you could be anyone who existed in the world, who would you be? I don't know. Someone who is living the life they've always dreamed of I guess.
Have you ever been cheated on? Apparently you can't be friends with me until you've kissed my boyfriend. I'm glad those days are over. What a dirtbag he was!
Have you ever wished you had a physical feature different from your own? I wish I was many sizes smaller all over - waistline, bra size, shoe size, the works!
What inborn trait do you see in others that you wish you had for yourself? Natural creativity - musical talent, singing ability, artistic, etc.

Oct 23, 2007

what is normal?

Wahoo! Life has sure settled down and things are back to normal. Whatever that means. It feels so good to back in the old groove. I have some truly great people around me too. I really do. Now I am ready to blow off some steam. Good thing too because I have some good times coming my way. I can't wait!!

Oct 2, 2007

cat whisperer

Why is it that house pets always seem to stick closest to the person that cares the least about them?

It has become quite obvious lately that the cats of the house have taken to following me around. Now Tigger, the cat we have had for years, has always been "my cat." By this I mean that he only listens to me, only comes out when I am around, and is never less than five feet from me at all times. If I am not home he goes into deep hiding. However, he pops out again as soon as I enter the house. In our house, to the feline population, I am clearly the Alpha Male.

If you remember back to last year, we clearly had it out for Tigger enough to bring him home a cuddly new enemy. Since moving into our new house, they have worked out the territory situation enough to become quasi-friends. Now don't get me wrong, you'll never see them entwined together taking a nap. But they will tolerate each other's presence in the same room, and can even be found eating out of the same dish at the same time once in awhile.

Unfortunately for me, this newfound friendship means that I now have TWO shadows following me around the house. They are always there. ALWAYS! I have sadly become neutral territory where they are both free to visit. We have a den where they are not allowed to be, so if I am in there they sit in the hallway outside the room. I woke up the other morning and they were both sitting on the bed staring at me. It was creepy.

The thing is, I don't often pay them much mind. I rarely pet them or play with them. They usually get on my nerves. I can't stand the shedding. I don't like them sleeping in my chair. But there they are. ALL THE TIME. The rest of the family would gladly give them all the attention they desire, but they don't care. They would rather tail me all day long. No wonder my family has taken to calling me "The Cat Whisperer."