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Five on a Friday

Teena at It’s All About Me! posted a Friday meme that looked like so much fun I just had to join in.

Your Top 5 Songs With Numbers in Title (can’t use the number 1).

(Initially, I couldn’t think of any other than Deepsix, so I whipped out my iPod and copied down any song that had a number in the title…that’s why there’s more than five songs here. That and I have a hard time following directions)

Deepsix – Matthew Good Band
Five Long Years – Colin James
Grade 9 – Barenaked Ladies
Song 2 – Blur
Summer of 69 – Bryan Adams
Switch 625 – Def Leppard
Two Steps Behind – Def Leppard
Zero- The Smashing Pumpkins
1979 – The Smashing Pumpkins
38 Years Old – The Tragically Hip
99 Ways to Die – Megadeath

Then I took it a step further (because I’ll do ANYTHING to avoid the month end reports sitting on my desk) and listed all the bands I had with numbers in the title:

Level 42
Eve 6
4 Non Blondes
Seven Mary Three
Soul II Soul
Third Eye Blind
10,000 Maniacs
8 Seconds

Add any you can think of in the comments!


PS: Hoping my friends down South and also up North have a great day off today celebrating Independence Day!


Had great ideas. Blogged very little.

I got this from RedBook, but I’ve seen it all over the blaawgosphere. Basically, you have to write your memoir in six words.

Mine are:




(*seriously ya’ll, go make this cake! I made it on Friday night and it was gone by Saturday morning. So, so delicious! I’m heading to Costco tonight to stock my fridge with cream cheese and carrots, so I always have a supply of ingredients for this cake. Also buying bigger pants.)

So, what’s your six word memoir?

The funnest, most bestest meme

Saw this over at Kate (the great!)’s place and knew it would perk up my Friday.  I hab a code and my node is stubbed ub.  Plus my weekend outlook is one of studying, assignments and getting ready for a quiz.  Weeee!!!

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car)
Sissy Montana

2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Chocolate Jammy Dodger

3. YOUR “FLY Guy/Girl” NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
V-bac (In Living Color!)

4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Yellow Dog (elementary!)

5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
Hellen Munster (Soap opera?  No.  Horror movie.  Yes.)

6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
BAC-VI (“Use the Force Bac-Vi !!”)

7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put “The”)
The Blue Bellini (It’s a bird!  It’s a plane!  It’s slumped over the bar in a deep depression!)

8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
Clive Ivan   (is it horrible that I don’t know my grandfather’s names?  In my defence I never knew either of them.  I substituted my brother’s names instead)

9. STRIPPER NAME: (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)
L’Air Du Temps Crunchie (french hippy whore!)

10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names )
_________  _________ (neither of my parents have middle names!  Neither do my brothers, I’m the only one in my immediate family that has a middle name.  So I guess being Blank Blank would make me pretty annonymous for witness protection, oui?)

11. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME: (Your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter)
Cohen Calgary

12. SPY NAME: (your favorite season/holiday, flower)
Summer Lilac

13. CARTOON NAME: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now + “ie” or “y”)
Pear Jeansie (as opposed to Pear Shirtie, Pear Brasie, Pear Pantiesey and Pear Open-toed Shoesie)

14. HIPPY NAME: (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree),
Cheerio Maple

15. YOUR ROCKSTAR TOUR NAME: (”The” + Your fave hobby/craft, fave weather element + “Tour”)
The Crosstitch Thunderstorm Tour

(hey, if you’re going to do this too leave me a comment so’s I can come over and laugh at with you)

Strong Mom/Weak Mom

Strength: I do a mean load of laundry.

Weakness: The part where it takes me a week to get it folded and put away. At which time there are 38 more loads waiting (im)patiently by the machines.

Strength: Hugs, cuddles, loves and kisses.

Weakness: I ask that you to bring a Cadbury’s Creme Egg with you as payment when you require affection.

Strength: My kids think I’m funny when: I do my version of the Dance of the Dying Swan in the kitchen (with 9 separate and equally traumatic death scenes), I put on puppet shows at bedtime with their stuffed animals (like the monkey who is called Filmore Slotsky, zee Russian Monkey, but one part French! He has zee accent), I make fart noises and pretend that my butt is doing the talking.

Weakness: The same children vote not funny for: Those times when they say to me “you know what’s funny?” and I scream out “CLOWNS!”, those times when they say “I saw something hilarious today” and I say “was it CLOWNS!”
, they say “you know what I really want?” and I answer “MONEY! CANDY! NO, CLOWNS!”

Strength: grammar

Weakness: correcting EVERYONE for their mis-use of grammar. It’s not real-a-tor, it’s real-tor! It’s not mah-nayse, it’s mayo-naisse. What are you, from Georgia!

Strength: editing and assisting with English homework.

Weakness: helping with Math homework. What is this fraction do-ma-hickey you speak of and when do you really think you’re gonna need all this adding and subtracting crap when you get out into the real world? I work in accounting and you don’t see me needing math do you? Hello, they have these calculator contraptions now!

Strength: Participating in the Carnival of the Crazy Hip Blog Mamas who asked “What are your strengths and/or weaknesses as a mother?”

Weakness: Working a day job, which really cuts into my blogging/writing time. My calculator contraption needs some extra one on one time.

Five truths and an evil LIE !! With a TWIST!

I’ve seen this meme everywhere in the blogosphere. One of my favourite people, landismom, did it recently and I also saw it on Beth’s site a couple of weeks ago, so it’s making the rounds again. The object is for me to tell you six things about me, five truths and ONE LIE. Your job is to figure out which one is causing me to require a good Beverly Hills plastic surgeon to fix my rapidly expanding nose-al area.

TWIST! The first person to point out the correct LIE in the comments will receive a package of hand-made Christmas cards, lovingly crafted by my Mom. Because you can never be too early in your planning for the coming Holiday Season. No, not even in February. (sorry, I have no picture of this alleged prize. But! BUT, this “alleged prize” is not the lie! The cards are very real and very nice)

1. One of my past jobs was working in the office of a cemetery. We once did a series of cross-training days where I got to work with the grounds-keeping crew. I learned how to operate a back-hoe and dug a grave for a dead guy!

2. Former Olympic Figure Skater, Tracy Wilson, taught me how to swim when I was six. We met Tracy and her family on vacation in Christina Lake, BC in the summer of 1978 and she helped me and my brother Ivan get used to the water and learn some basics like blowing bubbles and diving for rocks.

3. I have an interview tomorrow morning for my dream job. This guy was very impressed with my resume and arranged with the agency I am signed up with to meet me for breakfast in a location convenient to my home. It is an interview for an Executive Assistant position and between the salary and the benefits they are offering, it would increase my take home dramatically. I have printed out and read their entire website in an effort to be informed about the company. I am nervous about screwing this one up.

4. Only one of my kids, Adam, was born by C-section. It was an emergency procedure brought on by the fact that he wasn’t breathing properly and they had to get to him fast. It was a scary delivery for both Richard and I and a very uncomfortable recovery for me. Thankfully, Adam was healthy and all in one piece once he was born. Although, the lack of oxygen during that period may explain his unusual artistic endevours.

5. My greatest talent is that I can roll my eyes around in their sockets really fast, round and round and round. My uncle once taped me doing it when I was about twenty, and after seeing it on video I didn’t do it again for many years. I do it now for the amusement of my children and at parties after I’ve had a few. It’s made me wildly popular in my neighbourhood, especially when I do it for new people I’ve just met. I often see these people at the grocery store pointing and whispering. They whisper because they know I don’t like anyone to make a big deal out of my talents. I wouldn’t, however, be averse to earning some extra cash on the side by booking some eye-rolling gigs.

6. I only have four fingers on my left hand!

…be the first person to point out the LIE and get started early on your Holiday obligations. (sorry MIL, but you know me way too well to comment on this one. You can play along at home and email me with your guess. Like you wouldn’t know the answer immediately).

Day 30 – Post #3 – Meme Redux


From Sarcomical – One Word Meme Part II

Part I here

The Day: PreFriday
Your Last Meal: soup
What You Just Heard: stomach
You Can’t Live Without: internet
What You Wish You Could Be: rich
Your Bed: unmade
Currently Feeling: mopey
Word You Hate: superfluous
Afraid Of: birds
Subject You Loved In High School: sewing
Your Toothpaste: Pro-Health
Unfinished Project: crosstitch
Your Hands: crackley
Your Co-Workers: wacko
What You Like For Breakfast: toast
Who Annoys You: husband
Most Recent Purchase: shampoo
Wishing For: Coach
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: chocolate
Unsure Of: self
Last Person You Talked To On the Phone: union
How You Relax: Pokerstars
Your Shirt: sweater
Celebrity You Drool Over: Sinise
Celebrity You Despise: Cruise
Where You Were Last Night: home
Where You Will Be Tomorrow: work

One Word MeMe

Day 21 of NaBloPoMo, otherwise referred to by me as NerDoThAg (Never Doing This Again). God. What kind of piffle am I gonna come up with to put on my blog today?

Thank goodness I surf blogs a lot. Ahem, A LOT. Ahem, ahem, outrageously too much.

Because I found a MeMe! And MeMes they are easy.

The One Word Meme

Yourself: Stubborn
Your partner: Soulmate
Your hair: Satisfactory
Your Mother: Insufferable
Your Father: Easygoing
Your Favorite Item: Comforter
Your dream last night: Naked
Your Favorite Drink: Bellini
Your Dream Car: Nissan
Your Dream Home: Any
The Room You Are In: Cubicle
Your Ex: None
Your fear: Birds
Where you Want to be in Ten Years: Alive
Who you hung out with last night: Andie
What You’re Not: Slim
Muffins: Apple
One of Your Wish List Items: House
Time: Afternoon
The Last Thing You Did: Alphabetizing
What You Are Wearing: Dresspants
Your favorite weather: Sun
Your Favorite Book: Outsiders
Last thing you ate: Biscotti
Your Life: Bitchin’
Your mood: Lethargic
Your Best Friends: Forever
What are you thinking about right now: Homebuying
Your car: Minivan
What are you doing at the moment: Typing
Your summer: Gone
Relationship status: Taken
What is on your TV: Nothing
What is the weather like: Torrential
When is the last time you laughed: Yesterday

…dear Mother Nature, thank you for making Mary, who you created in an extra special Blogging Goddess image, so that I could pilfer MeMes and ideas from her site in order to provide content for my little blog and for this damned NaBloPoMo thing that I stupidly signed myself up for.

Nine more days of hastily put together crap posts people. Nine.