Thursday Thirteen


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Thirteen Random Thoughts I Have Had Today:

  1. Crap, woke up late. Second day in a row.
  2. I can’t believe she beat me to the shower again!
  3. Oh Mr. Vixen, how could you not make sure the door wasn’t locked when we came out with the dogs? **knock, knock…Bear?**
  4. Money can’t buy happiness, but it certainly could buy me a house.
  5. Miracles do happen.
  6. Happy Birthday Ladybug.
  7. I would love a job as a party planner.
  8. Lord, these shoes are so squeaky. But they are so comfortable.
  9. Can I a make a Sponge Bob cake?
  10. What on earth will I feed everyone for dinner tonight?
  11. If something rings up with tax to $5.59, but you say $6.00 and hit the button to erase the screen really quickly and then give me $14.00 change…did you really think I wouldn’t ask for a receipt?
  12. If you steal 41 cents from each customer, how much would you make in a day? Loser.
  13. Could I possibly lure Mrs. Eaves out here for Monday?

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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Allo, allo? Remember me? I can’t even count high enough to number how many weeks it has been since I produced a TT. Mr. Linky probably won’t remember me…

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So….. 13 TV shows I loved was addicted to growing up (no particular order, just as they came to me):
  1. M*A*S*H – I have seen every single episode at least 20 times. Radar rocks! I still have nightmares about the episode of Hawkeye on the bus with the chicken/baby.
  2. Falcon Crest – This show was so addictive that my husband and I would actually go over to my Mom’s house for a weekly visit to watch with them! I loved to hate Angela Channing. And Lorenzo Lamas….just umm, eye candy.
  3. The Brady Bunch -As a kid, we were only allowed to watch a few hours of tv weekly. Friday nights was kid‘s tv night…We watched the wonderful Brady’s (I adored Alice) and….
  4. The Partridge Family – Right after Brady Bunch. I so wanted to be Susan Dey, until I realized that I couldn’t date David Cassidy if I did. Travelin’ along, there’s a song that we’re singin’. Come on, get happy! A whole lotta lovin’ is what we’ll be bringin’. We’ll make you happy!
  5. Emergency – The beginnings of a life long fascination with all things medical. Probably why I was pre-Med in college. Definitely why I am still addicted to all shows medical.
  6. Mission Impossible – Really a mind bender. Things you would never think of. Probably what led to my later adoration of MacGuyver. Your mission, should you choose to accept it…this tape will self-destruct in 10 seconds.
  7. Knot’s Landing – Were you alive 1978-1991? Then you know of Dallas. I am one of a very few who didn’t care for it much (something about Victoria Principal rubbed me wrong), but it was hard to ignore when there was only one tv in the house and my mom was in charge of the channels. However, I was entranced with this branch of the Ewings, especially Valene. No one could say more with a single look than Valene.
  8. Days Of Our Lives – I was raised on this show. My grandmother watched, my mom, and my aunts too. It is so successful because it grows and changes with each generation. The Brady’s fit my family. My Grama is their Grama. I lived vicariously through Hope and Mr. Vixen was my knight…like Hope’s Bo. When I was in college I arranged my class schedule such that I could go to the Newman Center to watch between class. Me and 20 other students.
  9. The Flying Nun – The beginnings of another odd fascination of mine…Sally Field. It was a quirky, independent girl (I also liked Marlo Thomas in That Girl) but included my religion. I also thought that Sally was simply fabulous in Smoky And The Bandit).
  10. Lost In Space – My dad instilled in me a deep and abiding love and fascination with anything and everything Sci-Fi. This show prickled all my loves with a family theme and a space theme. Danger Will Robinson.
  11. Saturday Night Live – One of the truly greatest, ground breaking shows ever. First time my parents ever let me stay up that late. And once they did…it was all over. The Land Shark bit? Tickled me and my step-sister to no end, and Mr. Bill? Gilda Radner? Jane Curtin? My sister still (with much affection) says to me “You stupid b*tich”, to which I reply “You ignorant sl*t”. For us it is like saying I love you forever!
  12. BJ And The Bear – What is there not to love about a trucker who travels around with a pet monkey? And what kid, ever, didn’t want to own a pet monkey?
  13. Gilligan’s Island -Probably the most addictive tv show ever conceived. I was particularly intrigued by the Professor. Although I kept thinking I should want to be Maryann. But you can’t erase the inborn scientist in my soul. Try as society might, it just never worked. Have I ever told you all about the time I went to the place where they filmed the show? No? Amazing. I drove Bear and Mr. Vixen absolutely insane with it. I will have to write a post….You have to have very special connections to go there these days. It is now a research facility for the Federal government.They train dolphins who find nuclear bombs…and there was a baby when we were there. Very hush, hush though. I had to use the super zoom for that. And even then they threatened to take my camera.

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The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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  1. According to Brain Candy Holidays, 15% of U.S. women send themselves flowers on Valentine’s Day.
  2. In the United States, 64 percent of men do not make plans in advance for a romantic Valentine’s Day with their sweethearts.
  3. Chocolate manufacturers currently use 40 percent of the world’s almonds and 20 percent of the world’s peanuts
  4. Approximately 110 million roses, the majority red, will be sold and delivered within a three-day time period.
  5. About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.
  6. About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
  7. Everything Valentine’s Day reports that The Duke of Orleans sent the oldest known Valentine in 1415 A.D. to his French wifen> while he was imprisoned in the Tower of London. It is still on display in a museum in England but another claim says the tradition goes back to a Christian martyr, St. Valentine, executed in Rome by Claudious II around 470 A.D. However, according to Wikipedia, the first recorded association of Valentine’s Day with romantic love is in a poem by Geoffrey Chaucer written in 1382.
  8. The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.
  9. Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts.
  10. Chicago’s post office rejected more than 25,000 cards on the grounds that they were so indecent; they were not fit to be carried through the U.S.. mail. This was during the late 1800s, an era when racy valentine’s cards were very popular.
  11. According to the condom company Durex, condom sales are highest around Valentine’s Day which are 20 percent to 30 percent higher than usual.
  12. Hallmark employs an 80-person research staff to analyze the sales pattern of previous Valentine’s Day.
  13. In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

Shhh, I am not here. I am at work. I just wanted you to know that I don’t have a TT this week, how sad is that? Well, not that sad. I don’t have a TT post this week because:

  1. My sciatica is bad this week and I can’t get comfortable.
  2. I have to take off work twice a week for physical therapy (see above), so I am really busy all the time making up the time.
  3. I have been working on Butterball’s pajama’s.
  4. I made a hat. And someone liked it so I made her one, in pink.
  5. American Idol was on twice (I never watch the show, but I always watch the auditions).
  6. Survivor starts tonight. February 7th. Apparently, I don’t even know what week it is. There is absolutely nothing new on TV tonight (damn strike), so I will be watching 3:10 To Yuma (or as I have been calling it: 4:20 To Somewhere Arizona because I can’t remember what it is called).
  7. I cooked this Peach Cobbler Dump Cake last night and it was so good I could not move afterwards, let alone think.
  8. I downloaded GIMP and tweaking photos is consuming me.
  9. I have to take Ladybug to her first speech therapy appointment this afternoon.
  10. I am volunteering tomorrow at 6:30am, which is hard evidence that I am not in my right mind.
  11. I still need to finish/post the results to last weeks TITT.
  12. It’s cold and rainy.
  13. I am hungry.

As America continues to let their voices be heard through primaries and caucuses, I have decided to once again let your voices be heard with another TITT (Totally Interactive Thursday Thirteen). I will list 13 random things about me, some of which are true and some of which are not. You vote and I will post the results on Saturday (I need to allow myself some time to get work done on Friday). Polls will close at midnight Friday PST. Let your voice be heard. Don’t forget to vote. Here we go:

  1. I have a working toilet in my home. True or False.
  2. I ran away from home when I was 16. True or False.
  3. I was born in the 70s. True or False.
  4. My mother and my aunt are married to brothers and my grandmother and grandaunt are married to brothers. True or False.
  5. For the last ten generations every other first born female in my family has given birth to twins. I broke the streak. True or False.
  6. I am married to an identical twin. True or False.
  7. I was a finalist trying out for Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, but didn’t make it on air. True or False.
  8. Before I married Mr. Vixen, I worked as an exotic dancer. True or False.
  9. One of my children was horribly mauled by a dog, ran over by a Toyota 4Runner, and nearly died from a burst appendix all before she was three years old. True or False.
  10. My Dad was a Secret Service agent during the Kennedy Administration. True or False.
  11. I am half Canadian. True or False.
  12. I have milked a cow. True or False.
  13. I was born in Utah. True or False.

Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!

The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

The votes are in folks. It is my hope that with these results we can change the world, shape our future and achieve world peace. Or not.

We interrupt our regularly scheduled program for this brief public service announcement: The opinions expressed herein are Vixen’s and Vixen’s alone. They may change at any given moment. If you do not like them or you do not find Vixen amusing do not tell her. She is extremely sensitive and prone to crying fits. Thank you.

Without further ado (and without cool graphs because I searched half the day and couldn’t find one that I liked worked) here are the results and my opinions:

Men in turtlenecks, yea or nay? 52% in favor, 44% against (4% confused me). When I invented this question I was deep in the NAY camp. I was pleasantly surprised when some of you gave me examples I could agree with. Result: Dudes you may wear turtlenecks, IF you have the body to pull it off! (more…)

Salutations readers and fellow TT participants. In honor of the caucuses and primaries being held around the United States, this weeks entry is a Totally Interactive Thursday Thirteen (TITT). Please participate by entering your votes in the comment section and I will post the results on Friday.

  1. Men in turtlenecks, yea or nay?
  2. Roger Moore as James Bond, yea or nay?
  3. A stirrup pants come back, yea or nay?
  4. Is Britney Spears newsworthy, yea or nay?
  5. Hillary Clinton as president, yea or nay?
  6. Do you think your presidential vote will count, yea or nay?
  7. Reality TV, yea or nay?
  8. Do debates influence your vote, yea or nay?
  9. Seat belts on school buses, yea or nay?
  10. Was there a President Kennedy assassination conspiracy, yea or nay?
  11. Pioneer Woman’s new puppy or Dooce’s new puppy, choose one. (EDIT: If you click the links you will see a photo of their Xmas puppies)
  12. Watch the Superbowl just for the commercials, yea or nay?
  13. Do you trust network news, yea or nay?

    Get the Thursday Thirteen code here!The purpose of the meme is to get to know everyone who participates a little bit better every Thursday. Visiting fellow Thirteeners is encouraged! If you participate, leave the link to your Thirteen in others’ comments. It’s easy, and fun! Trackbacks, pings, comment links accepted!

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