Saturday, October 15, 2005

Okay, okay, ...all right, already...

dddragon is nagging me. But who cares about that? Not me. It's the threats that got me. So here is the tag thingie. As if you care.

Twenty things about me:

1. I'm 23,330 days old today, October 15, 2005
2. If I live until August 16, 2007, I'll be 24,000 days old. I like round numbers.
3. I like everything in its place, and clean.
4. I volunteer at a Food Pantry.
5. I volunteer at a low-income Senior Center teaching crafts.
6. I teach Sunday School.
7. I person-sit once a week for daughter dddragon's Mother-in-law, who has Alzheimer's.
8. I love piano music, but can't stand organ music.
9. I love baseball and softball and will watch any team play, including Little League.
10. I like to read. A lot. Happiness is being in the middle of a good book.
11. I like to hike. Being outside is a wonderful thing.
12. I dig rock and roll music. Peter Paul And Mary's song and the genre. I figure it's about the happiest sound goin' down today.
13. My family is the most important thing in my life.
14. I'm married to a heck of a nice man.
15. I don't want to live forever, but I want to know stuff that won't be discovered until I'm long gone.
16. I fervently believe that human beings are destroying the earth, and will pay for it. I believe that the people who will end up paying for this pollution are not the ones making it.
17. I was a brat as a kid. I know: you're shocked.
18. I've been known to play practical jokes. Like when I iced a tin box and made it look as if it were a birthday cake. I did this to a boyfriend of Acton Bell's, even though they had just started dating. She married him. Couldn't scare him away.
19. I used to cheat when I played cards with daughter AP3. I cheated so that she would win. Now she tells me she used to think I was cheating-- Period. She thought that I was cheating her in order to win for myself. *Sigh.*
20. I used to think that my twin granddaughters are the two cutest, sweetest, most magical creatures in the world. They have not managed to change my mind on that.

24 comments:

SquirrleyMojo said...

#20

Agggg--I'm blogging to escape the thought/word "twins"

how ironic is that?

Mary said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love #18, I'm going to have to remember that. :)

Sar said...

TLP - No surprise, but nice to see, that you positively touch as many lives in the TLP time zone as you do in these here parts.

Tom & Icy said...

That was very nice and happy b-day yesterday. You are such a lovely person.

still life said...

What a wonderful gift that you give to others... your time. I think that it is something which is under estimated in value. It is so easy to give a gift, make a phone call, or donate money but it is never as appreciated as time given from a person's day.

Jamie Dawn said...

Frosting a tin box is quite a prank. I must try that some time.

AP3 said...

You really are a good Do-bee with all that volunteer work!

Of course I thought you were cheating to win! I mean, what kind of idiot cheats to lose? Plus, all I knew was that there was some funny business going on with the cards -- I'm not a chimp, you know -- and you usually won! What was I supposed to think?

Actually, there's a Boston-based band called Jim's Big Ego, and they have a song called "Cheat to Lose".

AP3 said...

By the way, you neglected to mention that I was like 4 years old when you did this... just didn't want the good folks to think you did this when I was, say, 30!

lime said...

great list! I love the iced tin box idea! bit of a prankster myself. thanks for the comment over at house of lime and happy birthday to a fellow october PA lady!

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

I bet you married a nice man...
I do not believe you were a brat as a kid....

Now, it takes some element of courage, and wizzardy at numbers to count the days we are alive! Both a frightening and daunting task for me!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

21. I raised some daughters who became exciting, interesting people. It was easy. (Heh.)

Doug said...

I believe you were a brat. All the best folks were.

Why are people wishing you a happy birthday? Is my math wrong? I'd be mortified if I hadn't wished you a happy birthday. You wouldn't let me be mortified, would you?

Doug said...

Bah! Some people. You were born at the end of my birth month. Everyone knows that.

schnoodlepooh said...

Awwww, that's a nice list of 20. I like the idea about frosting the box to make it look like a cake. That's good!

Bela said...

Yay!

#3 - ditto! (Just seen Ghost again; can you tell?)

#17 - "was"? "am still", no?

You're such a good person. :-)

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Maybe I should have just done years. I'm 63 and 5/6ths. Wasn't my birthday. Or were you guys trying to say it was the day I grew up and played tag? Dunno. #22. I can be dense.

Yes, Dougie, you smartie. You did the math.

I assure you all that I was indeed a brat. On purpose.

actonbell said...

Great list:) Ekim enjoyed his birthday, anyway--which is also in your birthday month....

dddragon said...

Yeah, I remember that tin cake. Nod still remembers that with a smile and is glad you didn't do it to him.

Meegan said...

Great list!

Kyahgirl said...

What a great list. Your family must be so proud of you. Its nice to see you blogging together.
Laura

Libby said...

great list! i, like everyone else, love the frosting on the tin box idea! but i hafta ask...were you a brat mostly because Mama let you be one?
BoUnCeS!! LibbY!

mireille said...

we ♥ you.

xoxoxo

Saur♥Kraut said...

As always, you're a one-of-a-kind. Too bad there aren't more like you.

But why put your age in days? Doesn't that make you feel even older? I am trying to pretend I'm still 29. You're not helping.

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