Tuesday, June 19, 2007

For Bridget

1. Your Middle Name: Kathleen

2. Age: 46

3. Single or Taken: More twined than kudzu.

4. Favorite Movie: Moonstruck.

5. Favorite Song or Album: This minute? I Will Follow You Into the Dark by Deathcab For Cutie

6. Favorite Band/Artist: George Winston

7. Dirty or Clean: Used to be Squeaky, now Not Quite Smelly

8. Tattoos and/or Piercings: Abstract dragon's wings in glorious color above the butt, 19th century graphic arts black lizard on right hipbone.

9. Do we know each other outside of LJ/Blogger?
Since I appropriated Dave.

10. What's your philosophy on life?
It's for the perseverant.

11. Is the bottle half-full or half-empty?
What bottle? I'm too busy to look for a bottle. Why didn't anyone pass me a bottle?

12. Would you keep a secret from me if you thought it was in my best interest?

13. What is your favorite memory of us?
Picking you up at the airport loaded with California wine for our wedding (Dave's and mine, not, obviously, yours and mine).

14. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Computer/Video games. I don't feel guilty about much else.

15. Tell me one odd/interesting fact about you: I was a ski instructor when I was 18.

16. You can have three wishes (for yourself, so forget all the 'world peace etc' malarkey) - what are they : 1) The weight I want with no effort. 2) To live anywhere I want, anytime I want, in the style I want. 3) Nicholas Cage as my love slave.

17. Can we get together and make a cake?
I'll watch.

18. Which country is your spiritual home?
Montana. Trust me, it's a country. Big Sky Country.

19. What is your big weakness?
Roederer Cristal champagne.

20. Do you think I'm a good person?

21. What was your best/favorite subject at school?
Languages. Any languages.

22. Describe your accent: Montana, baby, pure Montana.

23. If you could change anything about me, would you?

24. What do you wear to sleep?
Wear? Why would I wear anything?

25. Trousers or skirts?

26. Cigarettes or alcohol?
Alcohol, oh yeah.

27. If I only had one day to live, what would we do together?
Whatever you wanted.

28. Will you repost this so I can fill it out for you?
Oh why not.

And there you are! Now who else is out there? Ren? Jody? Sue? Lurkers?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Father's Day! Happy Day After Wedding!

The title and the post have nothing in common. One is happy and full of good wishes, the other is grim and bleak, driven by the fact that we sit in the airport in Austin with a five year-old who is completely exhausted by three long days and late nights of wedding festivities. Additionally we wait to board a flight which was delayed by an hour and a half and which looks to be now full due to the cancellation of another flight. Oh joy. We have the aisle and window on one side and the two seats on the other. Now it looks like there is a good chance the middle seat will be taken. Oh joy.

Jessie was extraordinary for the wedding. And looking at the few pictures I took, it's impossible to remain grumpy about the travel. Yes, she's exhausted beyond her capacity to be reasonable (as am I), but we had a simply lovely time. We stayed at the House on the Hill from Thursday till today and it was also the site of the wedding. Dave was the Best Man and J was the Flower Girl. Vanessa was an exquisitely lovely bride and Bryon beamed with happiness throughout the weekend.

And now we actually get to board so I am going to end with some photos of Bryon, Dave, Jessie and Vanessa. The story of how Dave and I were moving around the equipment of the Midgetmen buck-naked... really... at 5:30 am outdoors in the midst of a hellacious thunderstorm will have to wait for another post... along with the rest of the cruise pics. (photo key: Bryon left, Dave right; Bryon; Jessie; Vanessa and her Dad (Anthony))

Friday, June 08, 2007

Jessie Superstar!

Since we have the superstar board back home, I thought I would take this opportunity to post a pic of it. The resolution just may not be good enough here, in which case I could be a nutball and recreate the whole thing on Flickr... or I could just take a nap!

The Train is Pulling Out Of the Station

Jessie's agency is sending her "sheet" off to the printers. I'm not sure if I'm ready for the additions to our schedule that this activity of hers might bring, but we'll find out!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tagged for a Meme!

Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to write their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. You need to tag 7 others and list their names on your blog. Remember to leave a comment for them letting them know they have been tagged and to read your blog.

1. I do not believe Brussels sprouts are proof of the anti-Christ (as my husband does).

2. I grew up saying "Gezundheit" whenever anyone sneezed even though (as far as I know) no one in my family is German.

3. The maid of honor at my wedding was a man.

4. I put The Body Shop shea butter products on my hands every night before bed.

5. My husband says (when asked what weird habits I have) "That thing where you juggle chipmunks, and you're not all that good at it." (I am wondering who else he is married to) "And your fondness for early Patrick Swayze movies... those are the worst of them, really."

6. I am going to a baseball game Friday for my 46th birthday to watch the Braves (who supposedly can't beat anyone) trounce the Cubs (who--according to my mother-in-law--have been sucking stoats this season [I'm paraphrasing]). There'll be beer and fireworks.

7. I love to blog. I mean it. I REALLY love to blog.

I am tagging 7 people to meme, but I only expect a couple of them to respond (surprise me!). .. Bridget, Bill, Sue, Barbara, Christian, Lize and Lili.