Other Memes

Stolen borrowed from Jenn at Enjoying The Ride:

1. go to http://www.photobucket.com

2. type in the answer to the question in the “search” box

3. use only the first page

4. insert the picture into your blog

1. what is your relationship status?

2. what is your current mood?

3. who is your favorite band/artist?

4. what is your favorite movie?

5. what kind of pet do you have?

6. where do you live?

7. where do you work?

8. what do you look like?

9. what do you drive?

10. what did you do last night?

11. what is your favorite tv show?

12. describe yourself.

13. what are you doing today?

14. what is your name?

15. what is your favorite candy?

I was tagged by Smarmoofus to participate in Crazy Eights and by Allison for a game of Eight Random Facts.I am hereby combining the two, since Crazy Eights is sure to contain eight random things too! (NOTE: I was tagged for these in approximately 1710a.d., just before Al Gore invented the internet. So I obviously need Penelope to get on that ‘Slow Poke Award’ for me.)

8 Things I’m passionate about
My grandchildren
My children
Mr. Vixen
My faith

Crafts- crochet, sewing, cross-stitch
My extended family

8 Things I want to do before I die
Have the financial security to enjoy life each day as it comes
Live in a cabin
Travel the U.S. in a camper(A state a month)

Attend the graduations/weddings of all my g-babes
Attend the birth of some great g-babes and possibly some g-cubed-babes (like my Grama)
Work only as a volunteer (not having to work for money, just the joy of helping others)

Take painting classes and have a studio at home
Obtain and maintain personal inner peace

8 Things I often say
“Give Grama a kiss.”
“It is what it is.”
“So how are you today, Mom?”
“And I have an answer.”
“I hate my hair.”
“You are so beautiful.”
“So, what did you make today?
“I am going off to find a bathroom.”

8 Books I’ve recently or currently reading
Storm Runners, by T. Jefferson Parker
Songs of the Humpback Whale, by Jodi Picoult
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War , by Max Brooks
Everything’s Eventual: 14 Dark Tales, by Stephen King
The Road, by Cormac McCarthy
State of Fear, by Michael Crichton – I don’t remember which came prior to this, so I just picked two more I do remember:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, by Mark Haddon
The Time Traveler’s Wife, by Audrey Nifenegger

8 Songs I could listen to over and over
Hotel California – Eagles
Desperado – Eagles
Spanish Guitar – Los Lobos (Desperado soundtrack)
Green Grass And High Tides – The Outlaws
Black Water- Doobie Brothers
Like The Rain – Clint Black
Wondrous Stories – Yes
Put Your Light On – Santana

8 Things that attract me to my best friends

Compassion ———- Daring
Humor ————— Witty
Intelligence ———- Knows when to follow and when to lead
Outspoken———– Loyal

8 People I think should do Crazy 8s

Whispering From The Wings


Nononsense Girl






Last Sunday (could I be any slower) Jen tagged me no one with this fun little challenge. I did it at work on a break, but forgot to email it to myself.  I was amazed with how “me” the title and cover art were. As far as Guiseppe Agnelli, ummm…..oh wait, I see….we’re both Catholic and we both write?

1. Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random – The first article title on the page is the name of your band.

2. Click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3 – The last four words of the very last quote is the title of your album.

3. Visit http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/ – The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4.Use your graphics program of choice to throw them together, and post the result.

Nononsense Girl tagged me with 7 Random and/or Weird Facts about Me and I remember she tagged me with a dancing story meme which I never completed. So I will give it a shot. (more…)

I was tagged by my new ‘netty friend Happy Mama To Three and although I think I am behind on my tags (I promise No Nonsense Girl, I have a great one for the Dance tag and will get to it soon), but since I tried to kill my husband yesterday via arm/cheek attachment I thought I would show my soul mate some loving.

A Little About Us
The basic facts:
Who is your significant other? Mr. Vixen aka Sweetie aka Honey aka HEY YOU CAN YOU HEAR ME
How long have you been together? We met and started dating (?we were 13 and 15) in 1976, we took a break and he called me up in 1979….we were married in 1982.
Dating/Engaged/Married? So very married.
How old is your S.O.? 46, 1.5 years older than myself.
What’s his/her middle name? Dean
Who eats more? I eat more at a single meal, but he munches all day long.
Who says “I love you” first? Hmmm, I can hardly remember last week, but I think it is me or him.
Who weighs more? He does.
Who sings better? We are both so awful. It doesn’t stop us from singing, but you will often hear one of us saying “please don’t sing.”
Who’s older? Him.
Who’s smarter? I am and he would not dare argue that with me.
Whose temper is worse? His. (more…)

Shelly, at This Eclectic Life, tagged me with a meme a bit ago and I said I like a challenge. I then simply ran out of time and energy (probably due to all the walking to the barn I have to do.)

She asked us to “pick three things that enrapture, consume, fascinate, or otherwise enliven you more than blogging. Then write a few lines about each to explain what the nonblog activity does for you, why and how.”

The rules:

  • 1. After your intro, copy/paste this line and the rules below it: The originator wants to see how far it goes so please keep his link intact: http://rileycentral.net
  • 2. Encourage people to post with the incentive of a link by including those who have passed it along here: (Your link here and so on . . .)
  • 3. Visit at least 3 on the list who’ve written and passed this meme. Leave them a comment.

Here we go:

  • My favorite thing is time with my family. Whether its hanging out with my husband or the kids. We love to hang out. Just sitting around talking, challenging each other and sharing life. Sometimes we chase the little ones around, take pictures of them on the trampoline or sliding or playing tag. Sometimes we just sit to visit. Other times there are fun games of horseshoes or badminton. There is always laughter and dinner, because we are a funny bunch who are always hungry. I cherish those times. They do so much to keep me sane.
  • I love reading. It feeds my mind. As a kid packing for vacation meant did I have enough brown grocery bags full of books? I still went out and fished, hiked, and swam. But a tremendous amount of time was spent reading books. I don’t have has much time to read anymore. But when I delve into a book, good luck to any who try to get me out until I am done with it.
  • Being crafty or creative. I admit I can be very attention deficit about crafts, unless they are short term projects. I can’t tell you how many things I have going that are “about halfway”. But crocheting, taking pictures, sewing and anything involving a glue gun really wraps up my mind and makes it sing like a bird. I rarely keep anything for myself (except the pictures which I love to look through again and again), I love the idea that I invested love and imagination in something and that someone else will have it to remind them that I am thinking about them.

Like Shelly, I’m not tagging a ton of people. I’ll tag three and let it be.


  • Mallory, can you fit it in with moving?
  • How about you, Marlee?
  • And, Mimi?
  • Apparently it is not bad enough that Shelly’s blog thinks I am porn, but she also tagged me with this meme because if I complain she will never have to see my comment! Here is the original as created by The Freelance Cynic and updated with my stuff.

    The Moaning Meme
    5 people who will be annoyed you tagged them.

    • Project Mommy – because being 8.5 months pregnant in the heat of summer with a 2.5 year old isn’t bad enough
    • RuffDiamond – she may still be mad the I like the Hollaback song
    • Atomictumor – will totally ignore me because a) doesn’t blog anymore and b) would not be caught dead doing a meme
    • Marlee – she is very busy moving to WordPress and needs to update her blogroll
    • Mallory – she is done reading Harry Potter and has nothing else to do

    4 things that should go into room 101 (??) and be removed from the face of the earth.

    • Grocery store discount cards. A sale should be a sale. I want the discounted price without you tracking my every purchase.
    • Flies. I know they probably serve some purpose, but surely there is another insect that can take over that task?
    • Grills. Seriously stupid. If you want metal in your mouth get braces, at least your teeth will be straight when you get over how awful it is.
    • Black nail polish. It never looks good. Not even the hottest goth looks good with black nail polish.

    3 things people do that make you want to shake them violently.

    • Those people who see you patiently waiting for someone to pull out of parking space with your turn indicator on (they make eye contact even) who then, at the last possible moment, dart in front of you and steal the park space
    • The “one-upper”. That person who always has a better story than anything you share, even if it is totally off the topic. They are always interrupting and talking over the top of you.
    • Tailgaiting, speeding, teenage drivers on cell phones. ‘Nuff said.

    2 things you find yourself moaning about.

    • The cost of living….and how much more it costs than I make.
    • Vacation. I want one. I need one. I deserve one. Ain’t gonna get one.

    1 thing the above answers tell you about yourself.
    I have too positive of an attitude. It took forever to come up with these lame moans.


    • Link to the original meme at freelancecynic.com so people know what it’s all about!
    • Be as honest as possible, This is about letting people get to know the real you!
    • Try not to insult anyone – unless they really deserve it or are very, very ugly!
    • Post these rules at the end of every meme!