Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Stealing

(Link in meme-roll)
The Gal's Meme, Part Two

What did your last text message say?
  • The last actual text was "Surgery will be in October at the soonest. He needs to find a [doctor] that will perform the [surgery] so it can be all in one surgery. Ugh." That was Thursday at 4 p.m. from a buddy of mine whose warranty has expired--everything is breaking!
  • Last PM (Facebook) I got was "We have already gotten pounds via travel ex and shipped fed ex plus notified our credit cards!" That was yesterday at 4:22 p.m. from my sister being her usual overachiever self.
  • Last Googlechat message was "Am here. Managed to get the ink we need. Getting ready to be wired up." That was from Beast Friday at 7:54 p.m. prior to his sleep study.
Are you someone’s best friend? Tell us about your friendship.
I have a few besties. They're all multi-year relationships built on silliness and shared interests and love and inside jokes and tears. I can't really explain any of the reasons why we clicked because they are all quite different in many ways, but they all share the traits of patience and intelligent and wit.
What are you doing tomorrow?
Work. I have to do some original cataloging of some Spanish and self-published stuff. I need to call our family attorney for anappointment to update our wills. I need to contact my school-district "supervisor" for my volunteer position to find out if she wants me there this week. Maybe I'll dust my desk off too. After work, I have an hour-long massage scheduled. Heaven!!
What do you think of when you think of Australia?
I miss Addy. One of the downsides of getting to know people on the internet is that when they stop posting it's often impossible to figure out what happened. Is he alive? Dead? Back to living on the streets? Healthy? (having now noted that he's still tweeting, I would guess he's alive, but it's not much of a personal nature.... :'(
Last person you talked to on the phone? What about?
My endocrinologist's office called yesterday at 11:35 a.m. and asked for Karen (or something else that is not my name, or anything close to it). Wrong number. Oops.
Any plans today? Do tell.
I just started laundry. I need to clean the guinea pig cage. I should figure out something for dinner. [commence discussion about Beast's meeting time tonight and when we should plan to eat] The bed will need to be remade. I'd like a real nap and some Benadryl (late night babysitting and dealing with cats). Oh, and I was going to look at our Color Bible for ideas about what color to paint Sparky's former bedroom.
What makes you happy?
Reading. Writing. Solving puzzles. Playing with kids. Being grateful for all the good things in my life--and there are many!
What’s your favorite room where you live?
I like most of the rooms in this house. Not the laundry room, or the garage, but the rest are good; I even like some of the storage areas! I guess either my bedroom or the living room is at the top though.
Biggest annoyance in your life right now?
Allergies and my psycho niece ramping up for the upcoming family travels.
Last movie you saw? Review, please.
We went and saw the new Star Trek movie last week. It was good, but I'm thoroughly confused about the whole timeline of Abrams' version. I just totally don't get what the hell is going on. But the extension of Scotty's role and the friendship he develops with a new character were really good this time.
If you are jealous of anyone, tell us about it.
Not so much. Jealousy isn't the kind of thing that brings a lot of joy to life, and it burns a lot of energy. I try to stay away from it.
What is the most serious relationship you’ve had?
Well, I've been married for 30 years, so I mean....
Should anyone be jealous of you?
I'm sure they should not waste their time being jealous of anyone at all!
What do you usually do during the work day?
Last week for two days I was mostly trying to stay awake! I literally napped twice on Monday with my chin on my hands at my desk. Usually, it's too loud, busy, and weird to even consider that option. The doldrums of summer are upon us. When I'm not sleeping, I catalog new materials for the collection, keep track of materials people are ordering for the collection, keep stats, do random project work ("killing off" dead people, weeding, updating subject headings, cleaning out my emailbox), make decisions about ordering materials for the section I'm responsible for ... and if I'm in the public area, checking books in and out, answering reference questions, showing people how to print (or how to use a computer mouse), handing out bathroom keys, telling tweeners to settle the fuck down, and generally being amazed at the human condition.
Tell us about someone that you really don’t care for.
This is a very Negative Nelly meme. I'm not going to waste anyone's time talking about someone I don't like. Why bother? Much like jealousy, dwelling on people/things/situations I don't like is just pointless.
Do you use the phrase “Have a good one” daily?
I do, for my sins.
How old do you wish you’d be turning on your next birthday? Why?
I have to say that I wish my body FELT more like 30 than 55! But I'll just go ahead and turn 53 in November because there's no other option. I'm not going to start lying about my age at this point!
Do you still like amusement parks? Tell us about your last trip to one.
Wow, I haven't been to one in over a decade! That's fine. I don't like crowds or lines, which is pretty much what you get at amusement parks. And they're usually hotter than blazes and require endless negotiation with whoever you're there with about what "should" be done next....and expensive.
How did you get one of your scars?
I have to say the defining characteristic of most of my scars is Not Thinking Something Through. Except the surgical scars. Those just are what they are.
Will you still love me tomorrow?
Depends on if your alarm clock wakes me up early! Otherwise, I'm a pretty forgiving sort. ;-)

4 sweet-talkers :

CountryDew said...

I turned 53 in June. It wasn't so bad. ;-) Fifty was horrible. But like you say, you can't stop it and it's better than the alternative.

Kwizgiver said...

The last amusement park I was at was for people watching purposes.

Stacy said...

I always feel sad when blog friends just stop posting. I've recently managed to find a couple that I followed about 12 years ago. It's not the same, but at least I know they are alive and well. :)

Cat. said...

I'm not worried about 53. I've survived the Bad Years, the age at which one sister died and another was diagnosed with a terminal disease. My brother also got very sick around the same age. I figure I'm good now for another few decades.

Last park I was at, I think I was holding someone else's baby and otherwise entertaining the people too short to ride on anything "fun."

I am glad I found Addy's Twitter. That's something at least.

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