Better Than Obnoxious Forwarding

Welcome to the 2006 edition of getting to know your friends and
family. Change all the answers so they apply to you, and then send this to a
whole bunch of people including the person who sent it to you. The
theory is that you will learn a lot of little things about your
friends, if you did not know them already.

1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:55 AM a full 5 minutes before the alarm went off. Thanks Dad.

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds are a girls best friend.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Oh...its been a very long time. I think Phantom of the Opera...or maybe Madagascar. Whichever one of those came out later.
Correction 2/7/06: The Corpse Bride, thanks Justin.

4. What is your favorite TV show? Currently, House, Monk and Scrubs

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Eww.. Oatmeal lately with splenda and no butter.

6. Favorite cuisine? Right now I'm craving Indian

7. What is your middle name? -lee for all intents and purposes

8. What food do you dislike? My step mother makes this thing called Chicken Noodle Dinner which is really bad.

9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Oh...I dunno I really want the new Barry Manilow. How embarassing.

10. What kind of car do you drive? a Happy Blue Ford Focus

11. What is your Favorite sandwich? Turkey and baby swiss cheese with cucumbers, bell pepper and olives wrapped in a tortilla

12. What characteristic do you despise? Hypocrisy, People who make me repeat myself

13. Favorite item(s) of clothing? My perfect black pants that give me a nice butt, and my red Indian print halter top

14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Currently Hawaii

15. What color is your bathroom? White and Orange

16. Favorite brand of clothing? Venizia or Seven

17. Where would you retire to? San Francisco or Greece

18. What was your most memorable Birthday? I have a really lousy history with birthdays.

19. Favorite sport to watch? Hockey

20. Furthest place you are sending this? Um...Im not actually sending it anywhere.

21. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? Oh I think Tiffany might steal it that'd be nice.

22. Person you expect to send it back first? Bah.

23. Favorite saying? Gnothi Se Auton

24. When is your birthday? 6 May 1981

25. Are you a morning person or a night person? I'm sort of an early afternoon person

26. Why does everyone notice that this is missing? I never look at the numbers.

27. Pets? They belong to Justin: MGee and Yumi. There's also Lucy, we don't know who she belongs to but she lives here.

28. I'm taking it as a statement against America's public school system that whoever wrote this can't count.

29. What did you want to be when you were little? Miss America

30. How are you today? Currently, very tired

31. What is your favorite candy? Hersheys Kisses

32. What is your favorite flower? Tulips/Tiger Lilies

33. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? Tuesday


This is Justin... I have hijacked this blog to advertise my own blog...
I have begun writing on it again... who knows how long it will last but ... there it is

Stolen from Annabel

As seen in a post by Annabel

Four jobs that I have had:
1. Communications Assistant for the Deaf
2. Court Clerk
3. Motor Vehicle Tax Deputy
4. Phone Sex Operator

Four movies that I can watch over and over again:
1. Blow
2. Gypsy
3. Titus
4. Hocus Pocus

Four places I have lived:
1. Levelland Texas
2. Canyon Texas
3. Denton Texas
4. Seattle Washington

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Monk
2. CSI Miami
3. House
4. Scrubs

Four websites I read daily
1. Patricks Life Already in Progress
2. Moma and Babycakes
3. Story of My Life
4. Uncouth.Net

Four places I have been on vacation:
1. New York City
2. San Francisco
3. Seattle
4. Most of Southern Europe

Four favorite Foods:
1. Bell Peppers
2. Sushi
3. Vanilla Ice Cream
4. Queso and Tortillas

Four places I'd rather be:
1. Greece
2. Italy
3. In a Jane Austen Novel
4. San Francisco

An Update and A Story

We finally have internet. The guy came at 9 30 this morning and with lots of banging and stapling we are now up to speed with the rest of the world. I started working again this week...well...last week really. It's difficult to have a frame of reference that makes sense because our weekends are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In any case, yesterday was my one week anniversary of being a productive citizen. I missed working and I really love my job, but in spite of that every day I say in the car on the way over "I don't want to work today," it's becomming rather irritating. My New Years Resolution is to get over that...or at least stop saying it out loud.

In other news...the outside dog that we have somehow managed to adopt, who will be known as Lucy from here on out, has found a way to get under the house...and not just a little bit under like to hide from the rain...she can now easily get under any room in the house. How very nice to be awakened in the middle of the night by something howling mournfully directly under your bed. I'm a little skittish anyway, and even though I don't believe in ghosts (or an afterlife), sometimes I'm a bit nervous in this old house that my crazy aunt inhabited for 70 years or so... The upside of this, is that family legend has it that she used to hide cash in really random places and no one has been up to the attic since she died. There is at least one documented case of someone profiting from this unusual habit of hers...the story:

Aunt Oleta and the Very Lucky Boys

Once upon a time, not too long ago, (maybe the 70s) some young teenage boys asked Aunt Oleta if they could mow her lawn to earn some money for whatever it is that young teenage boys buy. She agreed to pay them something like 10 dollars which was about the going rate at the time, and they set to work. About twenty minutes into their task the lawn mower encountered something hard and round...upon further investigation, and with a little digging, they discovered that it was in fact, a jar full of money. Being honest young teenage boys, they took it to Aunt Oleta and she told them that they could just keep it. No one is really clear about exactly how much money was in the jar. The boys of course didn't take the time to count it then, and never reported back, but I believe its safe to say that it was substantially more than 10 dollars.
The End

So, if anyone would like to volunteer to climb up into our attic and join the treasure hunt, please let me know, as I, personally, am afraid of the attic, and we fear that Justin will fall through the ceiling if he makes the journey himself. Who knows, there may be something to the Legend of Aunt Oleta.