A Bit of Me(Me) ~ Don’t Bogart the Vodka

 

 

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It is time once again, to step out from behind the book and get to know one another better.

We all have a story and a life beyond the book and thanks to Danielle from There’s A Book, we get share. She asks the questions and we get to answer.

 

 

This week’s question- If you could take a class for anything (for free) what would it be?

Я всегда хотел изучать русский язык. Translation- I have always wanted to learn Russian.

Maybe it is because I am grew up in the Reagan Era, you know, “Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

It might be my love, make that former love of Vodka.

It could definitely be my love-hate relationship with Russian Literature.

It probably has a bit to do with the architecture…

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Saint Basil’s in Red Square via Wikipedia

It might just be the cool Cyrillic alphabet.

Whatever the motivation, I have always wanted to learn Russian. The problem is and trust me it never failed, whenever I would transfer to a college that offered classes in Russian….They would stop offering them the semester/quarter that I started.

I swear, there is a vast conspiracy out there. Huge groups of people got together every year and decided to ruin my lifelong dream. It isn’t right. Oh well, someday.

 

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A Bit About Me(Me)~ In Which One of the Adjectives Attacks Me

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It is time once again, to step out from behind the book and get to know one another better.

We all have a story and a life beyond the book and thanks to Danielle from There’s A Book, we get share. She asks the questions and we get to answer.

 

 

 

This weeks question- What are three adjectives to describe you?

I hemmed and hawed about this one all week. If I say that I am “X” will they think that I am stuck up, crazy, boring? If I say “Y” do they know that I mean it this way and not that way?

That little back and forth went on all week and then it hit me. I was being attacked by possibly the worst adjective that I have on my little plate of a brain-OVER ANALYSING EVERYTHING.

crazed

 

This is me on a daily basis. Should I go to buy Diet Coke now, or should I wait until I know what we are making for dinner. (in case we need something else from the store)

But I need Diet Coke now, I go crazy without Diet Coke. I wonder if Coffee would work?

 

 

 

Coming up with that adjective was so emotionally draining that I had to call in for help on the other 2.

ME: Art, name three adjectives that you would use to describe me. 

Art: Silence.  Pensive        Silence. 

ME: It shouldn’t be that hard for you. If it is negative, I can take it.

Art: Creative? and you just made one of those faces at me, you are also animated.

 

So there you have it, I over-analyze everything, I am creative and my boyfriend says that I am animated.  I am choosing to define the word animated as lively, outgoing and vigorous as opposed to some sort of cartoon character. I guess you could call me expressive and it would get rid of all of the visions of the Coyote scrapping with the Road Runner in your head.

On the other hand, it is sort of cool being compared to Wile E. Coyote…..Genius

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I’ve Been Tagged, Join the Fun!

 

Earlier this year I participated in the SITS 31 Days to a Better Blog Challenge. Well, saying that I participated is really a stretch, but let’s go with that. It was a great chance to meet some cool bloggers that were out of my regular sphere and one that I have stuck to like glue is the wonderful Maranda of My Camo Colored Life

Now this is a Diva that I probably would have never met in my day to day life. She is an Army wife, has a beautiful little one, and rocks a mean Espresso-Walnut Cake. These are things that I know NOTHING about and that is what I love about her blog. New perspectives are important to me and besides, she loves to read!

She tagged me and since I have never been tagged before, I am thrilled to comply. Maranda asks the questions and here are my answers….

 

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1. What is an amazing book that you have read recently?

   There are two great books that I read this week after a long dry spell of so-so books. The first was At The Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape, and Resistance- a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle L. McGuire. It looks at the Civil Rights Movement from an angle that most historians overlook, the women! White men were busy raping black women and not suffering any sort of consequences, so unlike what happened when a black man was accused of raping a white woman.

The second book is Julita’s Sands by Emily Placido. It is a touching memoir of the author coming to terms with her senile mother and making the best of it. Both sets of my grandparents suffered from either Demensia or Alzheimers, so this was a gut wrenching read but at the same time, so uplifting that Emily took it all on and loved her mother so much. If you liked the movie, The Notebook, this is right up your alley.

2. Seen any good movies lately? If so, what was it?

     I haven’t seen any movies lately!

3. What are the last 3 songs you have listened to?

     Horse with No Name by America, Hands All Over by Maroon 5, The Glee Version of Bad Romance

4. What is the very first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?

    I roll over and grab my diet coke and my iPod to check email.

5.  Do you have a ‘before bed time’ routine? What is it?

     Not much of a routine, just brush the teeth, grab the ipod since I use it to read in bed.

6. What is your favorite snack?

     Lately I have been on a total nut kick. If it has just nuts, mostly nuts, or is rolled in nuts…..I inhale them.

7. Do you order the same thing off the menu every time or do you change it up?

     I always get cheese enchiladas or a veggie burrito when we go to Mexican places. Other than that, I will eat differently at other cuisines/restaurants.

8. What is your favorite hobby?

     Uhhhh, reading, painting, cooking, sewing, decorating, jewelry making, gardening, it never ends!

 

 

Now, in the spirit of not leaving anyone out. I tag each and everyone that reads this!

 

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A Bit of Me(Me) ~Let’s Get this Party Started


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It is time once again, to step out from behind the book and get to know one another better.

We all have a story and a life beyond the book and thanks to Danielle from There’s A Book, we get share. She asks the questions and we get to answer.

This Week’s Question: Which songs make your foot tap?

It would be easier to ask me what type of music doesn’t get me up and grooving. My music collection is much larger than my book collection and most would call it eclectic.

My top ten most played on my iPod right now-

Misery by Maroon 5

Tempted by Squeeze

Get Freaky by Missy Elliot

How Deep is the Ocean Diana Krall Version

Monday Monday by The Mamas and the Papas

Self Esteem by The Offspring

Feeling Good Michael Buble Version

Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

These Are The Days by Jamie Cullum

At Last by Etta James

 

That is it folks, those are the top ten songs right now on my iPod and they do more than get my foot tapping. The motivate me, give me exercise, and make me jump up out of my seat and sing!

 

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A Bit About Me(Me) ~ Where Do I Start?

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It is time once again, to step out from behind the book and get to know one another better.

We all have a story and a life beyond the book and thanks to Danielle from There’s A Book, we get share. She asks the questions and we get to answer.






Do you have a job you just couldn’t stand or possibly one that you were completely embarrassed by (ie. funny costume, etc.)?

Decisions, decisions…..do I take the easy way out or do I dig deep and go for more depth?

Horrible Job

Let’s see, there was the time that I started a job in the toy department at Target on Black Friday. Black Friday would be a bad day to start any job in retail, but in the toy department? Throw in that I am not really a kid person and it made for the longest 4 hours of my life. I clocked out and never went back.

Mortifying Job

Then there was the time that I decided to try telemarketing. Going in, I knew this probably wasn’t going to be the gig for me. Seriously, I HATE being on the phone. I think that Caller ID was made for people like me. If it is my mom, I have to answer it because if I don’t, she gets all crazy and thinks that I have run of to desert to join a cult or something. Everyone else? They usually get voice mail.

Where was I? Telemarketing. It could have been a really profitable job. I just had to call people and talk them into setting an appointment to hear about a super snazzy water filter setup. How hard could that be? Everyone drinks water, right?

They gave me a list of people to call. Where they got this list, I had no freaking clue, but after a few calls, I had a good idea. I start calling and asking for Mr. So and So or Mrs. XYZ…….BIG PROBLEMO These people were, ummmmm, dead. Before I knew it, I was commiserating with widows and widowers. I was crying, the people on the phone with cloudy water that I was supposed to be selling clean water to were crying. It was horrible. I was a telemarketing grief counselor. I lasted about 2 hours, 1 hour of that was training.

Humiliating Job

Being the low man on the totem pole is never a good thing. When you are new to a job you get all of the crappy tasks that no one that knows better wants to do. You have no pull and you have to look eager. You are there to impress so you will do anything.

Let me introduce you to the wonderful idea of “Kids Nite” at a restaurant. It didn’t matter that I was hired as a server, I was the new kid. I got stuck with the most hated role I have ever played in my life. The poor schumck that has to don a costume and stand on the corner enticing every yahoo that drives by to come and eat.

I give you my costume

ALF

Do I need to say more?

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