Time for another Meme

Since I haven’t written one lately, here’s a meme, as found at Mostly Cajun

Do you remember your first favorite song?  If so, what was it?
There’s a Song in the Air is an old Christmas tune, and I remember sitting next to my daddy on a wooden pew in the old church building on Jefferson Street in Martins Ferry and thinking that was the most lovely music ever.
Sometimes Dad would whistle it while he was at the stove or brushing my sister’s hair, even during hot weather.

What do you refuse to eat?
Many dishes which have the spice CURRY.  When I was pregnant with second baby, I worked at a small restaurant which had a daily special.  One night was something with curry in it, I had the worst queasy stomach, and so my mind still holds the memory.  After 25 years, I am able to stay in the same room with the smell, but not yet put a fork to my mouth.

Have you ever injected any kind of drug before?
for three years before I got married, I worked as an LPN, so I dispensed many kinds of medications.
Had to give a couple shots to the cats when Husband wasn’t around to do it.
never done any on myself
I do try to donate blood when I’m healthy enough, so a needle in the arm ain’t no big deal.

Do amusement park rides make you sick?
Not that I remember.  It’s been years since I was on one though.

Who is your favorite Star Wars character?
the Ewoks look like cute little bears, but are so devious with weapons

What kind of cheese do you put on your sandwiches?
Provolone, baby Swiss, sharp Cheddar
any or all, anytime

What was the first thing you ever learned how to cook?
sauce by browning the ground beef, chopping onions and green peppers, opening quarts of home-canned sauce and tomatoes,
boiling the water and breaking the long pasta to fit into the pot
I was so short I had to pull the step-stool over and stand on it to stir
Dad was sitting at the kitchen table reading the newspaper, giving pointers

Did you ever collect beanie babies?
I can see four from where I’m sitting.  Two were gifts, one from a yard sale, one won at a raffle.  I cain’t say I’m a collector, but the toys I have bring sentimental memories.

When was the last time you got a haircut?
I would have to check my planner book to be sure, but I think maybe a month ago

Have you ever been to a bachelor/bachelorette party?
Yes, many years ago

Where are you most ticklish on your body?
My ribs.  When I was in high school, I signed my study halls to work in the library.  As I was returning books to the shelf, a guy who had a crush on me would poke me in the ribs and think it was funny.  He came close to getting my elbow in an eye at least one time, so he decided to not pursue that route further.

Have you ever bailed anyone out of jail?
the Summer I was 17, the cop shop called and said my dad had been brought in for drunk driving.  Mom was at work.  I rode my bicycle downtown, and went in and told them I would take dad home.  They said I was underage, so would not release him.  I argued with two policemen that there would be more trouble if dad was still there when mom got home.  Small town where everybody knows everybody, gutsy girl making sense.
Awhile later, Dad came tottering down the hall, a big cop and I got him into the truck, the cop tossed my bicycle in the back, I drove us home.  My sister Darla helped get him to bed.
by the time Mom got home, Dad was snoring, supper was cooking on the stove.
There are stories for another time about when our sons were teenagers and had friends making unwise decisions.

What’s the last board game you played?
Checkers with a student in the Special Needs program

Do you still own any VHS tapes?
one chest holds about a hundred, another even bigger, some on the shelf behind the door in Joe’s old room, a bag of donation behind the couch, a box next to Lucas’s bed, altogether maybe 400?
our machine has both a VHS slot and a DVD tray

Do you shop at JC Penney’s ever?
my favorite place to buy pants that fit
Actually, I was in there the other day looking at winter coats, then talked myself out of making a purchase, even though there was a great sale.  The need for athletic shoes and comfy slippers was more pressing, so the coat I’ve got will have to last one more winter.

If there was a real Jurassic Park, would you visit it?
No, but I do like watching the buffalo roam at Wildlife Prairie Park

Do you ever read the newspaper?
We pay for two Sunday papers to be delivered to the front porch.  Sometimes one lands during the week, usually as part of a promotional.  I hate the piles waiting to go out for re-cycle, tho.

Do you eat your mac & cheese with a fork or a spoon?
Fork, with ketchup on it, and pickles alongside

Is there any medicine/pill you take everyday?
Synthroid and Calcium Citrate.  A multi-vitamin when I think of it.

How many 20 dollar bills do you have on you right now?
None, just a $10 and couple ones

Would you do meth if it was legalized?
No Way.  I do miss Ephedra since it’s been outlawed.  Nothing quite like a small pick-me-up when the schedule gets overwhelming.

Do you think Obama will be assassinated?
Somebody is sure to try

Have you ever made out with someone and then never saw them again?
What had been a strong relationship up to a certain event, then I got jilted by a phone call.

Do you drink egg nog?
Yes, I love egg nog, but my history with milk consumption has peaks and valleys, and since menopause, or maybe since I’m taking thyroid medication which overlaps the timing, plain milk wreaks all kinds of havoc with my innards.
My last trip to the store, I bought rice milk egg nog, but I haven’t opened it yet.

What are you wearing?
White granny panties, blue denim pants (I can’t say jeans because the waistband is elastic) cotton socks, SAS lace-up shoes (not the loafers I also love so much) a bra mended in two places, a cotton sleeveless undershirt, an ISU Redbirds sweatshirt, my wristwatch, and leverback, silver color earrings

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