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I swiped this Meme from GraceMcDog!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A- Available or Married: Married 40 years; together 43

B- Book: "Hamlet" or "King Lear"

C- Cake or Pie: Drake's Cakes

D- Drink: Seltzer waters with exotic flavors such as Metromint or Cucumber/Kiwi. No artificial sweeteners; no calories.

E- Essential Item: iPod which enables me to tolerate exercise

F- Favorite Color: blue--"cornflower blue" was my favorite Crayola crayon

H- Hometown: New Haven, CT

I- Indulgence: Europe

J- Job: I've done a lot of things from working in a screw factory (that was literal but I've worked in many metaphorical screw factories); waitress, professor, home health care aide, librarian. I've been teaching since 1985. The Screw Factory was really named HARMCO (the Harmon family owned it). A google search reveals that they have changed their name to the HARMCO Fastener Factory.

K- Kids: two boys now 38 and 36

L- Life is incomplete without: cats and poetry

M- Music group or singer: Metropolitan Opera; Maria Callas

N- Number of Siblings: 5

O- Oranges or Apples: Apples in general but I have a wintry annual romance with the Clementine tangerine even though recently people insist on calling them "cuties" or "smilies" or "L'il Darlin's". Why must they juvenalize my winter fruit?

P- Phobias/Fears: tofu, tempeh, yogurt, Little Debbie snack cakes, snakes, alligators, proselytizers.

Q- Favorite Quote: "There's a special providence in the fall of a sparrow."

R- Reason to smile: cute cats; my husband

S- Season: Autumn

T- Tattoos: None--never

X- X-rays: Yes; for broken collar bone at age 3. The kid in front of me screamed and screamed and got two lollipops. I was very quiet and still hoping to score three or more lollipops. I learned the lesson that justice was not meted out impartially and it is the truth.

Y- Your favorite food: This has changed a lot over the years and evolved. Today I can honestly say a flavorful tomato baked for an hour and carmelized.

Z- Zodiac? Virgo; year of the tiger; moon and lots of other planets in scorpio.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIBBYL1 1/18/2013 1:10AM

  great! also hate tofu...You made me laugh!

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JUSTME_KELLYD 1/17/2013 6:02PM

    Don't believe in God?!!?!?! REALLY?!?!?!? If you claim He doesn't exist then there is nothing to NOT believe in. I on the other hand...proudly profess to believe AND worship God!

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PEGGYO 1/17/2013 3:36PM

    thanks for sharing

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MONETRUBY 1/16/2013 11:39PM

    I learned some very interesting things about you. Thank you for sharing! I love to learn things about my spark friends.

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LISAMG1220 1/16/2013 3:47PM

    When I was young, I never understood why the screaming kids got the suckers.....I was always quiet and never got a thing. Now that I am an adult I have named that scenario the Squeaky wheel syndrome and I tend to use it on occasion. :)

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KASEYCOFF 1/16/2013 4:19AM


...what they really need is a ROTFLMAO emoticon, if'n you ask me... Well done there, GJ!

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-LINDA_S 1/15/2013 10:24PM

    Wow! I'm not sure I could even come close to doing this! Really great!

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NORWOODGIRL 1/15/2013 10:04PM

    Fun read! Thanks.

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ZENMAN1 1/15/2013 8:54PM

    Love this meme, you have passed it on ........
You project feelings close to your heart. Thanks for the share emoticon

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ZIGGY7611 1/15/2013 8:29PM

    Loved this! Thanks for sharing!

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GRACEMCDOG 1/15/2013 8:06PM

    I have to go back and rewrite mine, now. Yours is fantastic, had me laughing throughout. I share W as well except I say 'Ootsie dootsie scootsie wootsie!" rather than your somewhat silly outcry. (Mine is utterly silly as opposed to somewhat so). I can understand the fear of tofu...but...yogurt? I guess we've all worked in the figurative screw factory if we're women but that still got a loud guffaw from me.

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POPSY190 1/15/2013 7:53PM

    I share W with you, among other things!

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    Of course your answers would be uniquely yours. LOL.

l loved cornflower blue crayons too. I eat a clementine every day - year round.

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LIBBYG7 1/15/2013 7:09PM

    A great way to do a superficial 'self check'........

pssst... I love the Met and Maria Callas, too!


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    The chocolate-mint variety of Metromint is yummy.

Proselytizers are scary, but tofu and tempeh are great in my book! :)

I sometimes think that learning about the inequities of justice early on is a blessing in a way. It frees us to do good for good's sake, rather than for reward.

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    I don't see professing atheism as a "worst." I see it as self-preservation.

That said, my bones know you'll understand my response to "What's your sign?"....... I don't have one; I'm exempt from that crap.

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