Thursday, August 09, 2007

Thursday Thirteen borrowed

I borrowed this meme from JAM who borrowed it from someone else. I really am intending to write a TT on 13 reasons I read JAMA, but I have to find the draft.

What curse word do you use the most? I never learned to swear or curse. I've got pretty clean language, but there are many substitute words that most of us don't even think about that were added to the lexicon over the years. Gee Whiz. Darn it. What the? My mother used to say, "By Jove." If you are a potty mouth blogger, I'm probably not one of your regular readers.

Do you own an iPod? No, and I can't imagine why I would want one. If I need some noise, I turn on the radio. I worry about little ears with little ear buds constantly on.

Who on your MySpace "Top 8" do you talk to the most? I talk to real people in the coffee shop.

What time is your alarm clock set for? I wake up between 4:30 and 5 a.m., but never use an alarm. It would keep me awake all night looking at the clock because I would want to shut it off before it startled me.

What color is your room?My office at home is cream and khaki. Pretty dull, but soothing. I have a lot of paintings and it works as a background color. It used to have dark hunter green and taupe wallpaper, which made it the lightest room in the house. After we painted everything else, it started to look awfully dark.

Flip flops or sneakers?Sneakers. If I wear sneakers, it's Nike for walking, although I do own Reebok and Keds for casual wear. No flip flops since college days. Sometimes dress codes don't catch up with the times. I see Muslim women in sneakers and Amish women in flip flops--seems a bit of a disconnect.

Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture?I'm not such a great photographer, but I can smile. I still have all my permanent teeth--even my wisdom teeth. Here I am with my grandpuppy Abbie.

What was the last movie you watched?I think it was Amazing Grace in a theater. Lakeside, OH has the only theater in the county.

Do any of your friends have children?Yes. Most of my friends also have grandchildren (I don't), and some have great grands. As parents they were quite sensible and strict. As grandparents they are sappy blobs of Jello.

Has anyone ever called you lazy?Not in the last 50 years. And it was well deserved. I think when I was a child my Dad did if I whined about helping Mom with the garden or housework.

Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster?No. I fall asleep in about 30 seconds. If it takes longer, I complain, or get up.

What CD is currently in your CD player? My head set CD player has an audiobook, but I have one with hymns ready to go.

Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk?Now there's a question I haven't been asked in years. I don't drink a lot of milk, but it would be 2% or skim white milk.

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Lazy Daisy said...

Very interesting Norma. Great picture of you too.

damozel said...

I love the picture too. That was a pretty cool meme. I love the background for your page with all the books and things too!

JAM said...

I like the picture a lot too. I love our little dogs and love to see other little ones. Chihuahuas are great, they have no idea that they're not German Shepherds.

I received an ipod for Father's Day, and I'm really getting the hang of it now. I use it at work a lot, when I'm in an electonics lab and all the cooling fans are on, like 30 stove/cooking fans going at once, and use some quiet ear phones that fit over my ears, it really helps keep the constant fan noise from driving me bats.

I think that old bumper sticker, "If I Had Known Grandkids Would Be This Fun, I'd Have Had Them First" is pretty darn accurate. Most grandparents are jello. I think the theory is, spoil them rotten and send 'em home.

katherine. said...

you have a "headset CD player"....isn't that sorta just an old fashion iPod? (smile)

DoubleDeckerBusGuy said...

You mean those aren't real people on MySpace? (Grins!)


That was neat. I liked it.
Thanks for dropping by.

Julie said...

Norma! What a cool meme....i liked it over at JAM'S too!

Katherine...i was wondering the very same I sit here with my headphones on!

If you get up (on your own) around 430-5, what time do you usually go to bed?

Cindy Swanson said...

I love JAM's Thursday Thirteens, and have been intending to borrow them too. Maybe next week!

Enjoyed your answers, Norma.

My TT is Elvis quotes today.