10 Word Challenge: air tight seal, bitter cold, draft card, diner, paragon of virtue, broken computer monitor, CPR, a love of folk music, scatter-brained, can of worms
mini challenge: California here I come, Springtime in Alberta, panorama, etchings, miracle foot repair,
This is my second go at what I have decided to call “Reality Wordzzles” – hopefully they’re better than reality TV. Last week I posted my heartfelt goodbye to Bush. This week I’m doing a “Six Random Things About Me” post. I was tagged by SPARTACUS and because he is a sexy mofo with a lovely family and he’s from Long Island which is really just Brooklyn with bigger driveways I decided to do it.
Only for you Sparty!
So I’m supposed to post the rules here. I really can’t deal with that crap. I think I’m supposed to link back – OK done. And then I’m supposed to stand on one foot while tweaking my left nipple and yodeling the Star Spangled Banner. OK – done. Actually I did it several times – not the one foot or the yodeling part but everything else.
Oh yeah – and I’m supposed to tag 6 other people. Ain’t gonna happen.
And now without further fanfare (or nipple tweaking) I give you …
Six Random Things About Me – Written in Wordzzle.
1 – I bought one of those food saver things – the fancy, expensive one that claims to create an air tight seal for all my leftovers. It was featured on Oprah’s ‘My Favorite Things’ special a few years ago. It sat there among the vast panorama of goodies and was one of the few things I could afford. I think I used it twice.
2 – I love the winter. I love the crisp, cold air – not the bitter cold mind you, but the cold that clears your head.
3 – In the early 90s – just when my son was turning 18 - the US military reinstated the practice of all young people registering for Selective Service. The thought of my son having a draft card was more than I could bear, especially since he had already expressed an interest in joining the army. I grew up during Vietnam and had, as I still do, a healthy dose of skepticism regarding my country’s ability to care much about where they send our children. Since I’m no fake paragon of virtue anyway I have no problem saying I would easily fight my child being sent somewhere we don’t have any business being. I’m sure these sentiments have the ability to open a can of worms but that’s the way it is. If you want bullshit you’re reading the wrong blog.
4 – In preparation for being a first time Grandma I am going to take a newborn care class at a local hospital. The class includes sessions about nutrition and sleep and infant CPR which is a bit different from adult CPR. I’m trying to convince my neighbor to take the class with me. Then we can stop at the diner on the way home for Jamaican coffee. I also have a set of very old Disney etchings that I hope my daughter-in-law will want to display in the nursery. I’ve had them since I was a child. Now if I could just find a miracle foot repair. The ankle is still acting up and I want to be in running after toddler shape by the time the baby gets here.
5 – One of my biggest dreams is to drive across the country. Actually I’d like to start in Canada, maybe springtime in Alberta, and make my way down and across. Oh yeah! California here I come. How cool it would be to do it in a VW bus – the ones that were famous in my hippie dippie days. I’d paint it purple and stock the CD player with tons of Joni Mitchell. That would indulge my spirit and satisfy my love of folk music.
6 – I used to have a terrible temper. I can still get my Irish up but now it’s more vocal than physical. When I was younger I was big on throwing things. My sister – in one of her most scatter brained moments ever – picked my son up from baseball practice and brought him straight home – with a broken wrist! Her response to my questioning why she didn’t go directly to a hospital was – “He said it didn’t hurt and I have a date.” Her blasé attitude led to a screaming match which culminated in my throwing an iron at her head. When she later asked how I could have done something so dangerous my answer was – “Well it wasn’t like it was hot.” She was extremely lucky I didn’t have a computer at home in those days or there would have been a broken computer monitor at her feet – or on her head.
That’s my (6) story and I’m sticking to it.
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