I can’t believe I didn’t get a perfect score

August 22nd, 2008, 5:47 PM by Goddess

Your result for The Ultimate 80’s Pop Music Test…

80’s Music Encyclopedia

You scored 93 percent! I’m not worthy! I’m not worthy!

If this was a class in high school, you just broke the curve. I bet people come up to you all the time wanting answers to all of their 80’s music questions, after all, you know practically everything there is to know about the best decade in music! You, sir or ma’am, are the platinum standard when it comes to 80’s music knowledge. Congratulate yourself (and don’t let it go to your head)!

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Friday fill-in

August 9th, 2008, 6:46 AM by Goddess

OK, so it’s Saturday. Meh. Wevs.

Lovingly hijacked from the beautiful Lachlan.

1. You know you’re old when you REALLY notice the difference between your generation and the next one, especially when you unthinkingly start your sentences with “When I was in my 20s …”

2. My heart is divided between really, truly acting on an epiphany I had earlier this week and keeping what’s left of my heart intact because I apparently reached that epiphany ALONE and don’t think I can handle having that fact verified even more so than it already was just 48 hours later.

3. A vacation sounds pretty damn good. White sand, blue water … just don’t make me come back, mmkay? ‘Cause there ain’t a lot to come back to right now.

4. I have felt the warmth of being thisclose to something worth having; I have known the depths of despair at ONLY getting thisclose to what I thought the world was finally ready to let me have.

5. Gah, won’t these people appreciate the fabulousness before their very eyes and not give me all this space to find out that I can (no doubt) do better? Or, for some others, to get the fuck out of my space so I can miss them once in a while.

6. Start truly taking care yourself — mind, body and soul — as soon as you can! Ain’t nobody else gonna. Trust me.

7. And as for the weekend, tonight is none of anyone’s business 😉 — tomorrow my plans include maybe an oil change, maybe doing something artsy or maybe just staying in bed all day and Sunday, church I suppose and then who only knows what. I’m sure a whole lot of thinking, running away from reality and maybe some writing will factor in somewhere.

Because there’s nothin’ else to do tonight

July 17th, 2008, 8:36 PM by Goddess

A meme, as seen at the lovely Amish Prom Queen’s royal castle:

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now? Nothing. Maybe a CD that didn’t work and I threw it back there in frustration, but I tend to stash all my crap on the passenger-side seat.

2. When was the last time you threw up? Mmm, food poisoning a year ago. Yummy. NOT FUN.

3. What’s your favorite curse word? Usually something that I make up on the fly. I started saying “fucker mouse” years ago as a nickname for an evil cat toy; now I pretty much say that phrase daily. My cube mates assume that we have mouse poop problems again and don’t inquire.

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today? Kim, Greg, Emily and Dulcie. Bonus points to Kim and Dulcie who told me I look like I’ve lost weight. 😉 And yes that’s four people and I don’t care because I could add six more to the list.

5. What were you doing at 8 a.m. this morning? Drinking coffee, nomming on a Special K bar and surfing the Internet.

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Buying replacement headphone pads so I can use my noise-canceling headphones again. (Office mice ate the foam off the last pads.)

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now? Whacking off Turning off the TV and commencing my six hours of zzzzs. Probably I’ll be wishing “Paranormal State” was on.

8. Have you ever been to a strip club? Oh hell yeah. I was always a good patron and a good tipper. 😉 I miss my friends with whom I used to hit the strip-club circuit more than anything, but yeah, I was always game to go. The seedier the joint, the better!

9. What is the last thing you said aloud? “The right (pedal) makes it go!” to an asshole Maryland driver.

10. What is the best ice cream flavor? I stopped eating ice cream. Not even gonna try to remember. OK, fine, if I had to, Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Buns.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink? Diet Coke.

13. What was the last thing you ate? Tomato Mozzarella salad, hold the onions, dressing on the side — from Panera.

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? Does a bear shit in the woods?

15. When was the last time you ran? Up the steps this afternoon. I was trying to get to my doc’s office before it closed to get a prescription refill. I got up all those flights in about two minutes flat. Seriously, why do I need a new piece of paper for a medication I’m not planning to go off anytime soon?

16. What’s the last sporting event you watched? I was promised Cubs tickets when I was in Chicago, although that was an Epic FAIL. Sore subject — let’s move on, shall we?

18. Who is the last person you emailed? I e-mailed my favorite customer service rep to wish him a happy belated birthday.

19. Ever go camping? Staying at anything below a four-star hotel is camping to me.

20. Do you have a tan? Chest and arms are tan still from hauling ass all over Chicago. Of course, that could be my new wave of freckles filling in the spots between the old ones; I am going to have an even freckle color by the end of the summer.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw? Only Jamba Juice is straw-worthy.

25. What did your last IM say? “YES!” Of course, the last IM I received was, “I am going to slap a bitch.” 😀

26. Are you someone’s best friend? Yes.

27. What are you doing tomorrow? As little as possible.

28. Where is your mom right now? Holed up in the next room.

29. Look to your left, what do you see? *bonk* Ow. Lamp.

30. What color is your watch? The iPhone has the time on it; who needs something around her wrist when she has that?

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia? Heath Ledger, Nicole Kidman, koala bears

32. Would you consider plastic surgery? I can has unlimited spending account?

33. What is your birthstone? Emerald.

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive-thru? Given my dearth of Spanish-speaking skills, neither is a terrific option around here. I tend to walk in so that I can point to pictures.

35. How many kids do you want? Honestly? Two. One of each. Of course, at this age, I’ll be happy with one.

36. Do you have a dog? Nope.

37. Last person you talked to on the phone? My doctor’s office to beg for prescription refills.

38. Have you met anyone famous? I hang around with celebrities in their respective fields.

39. Any plans today? Not today.

40. How many states have you lived in? 3 (does D.C. count as a state?)

41. Ever go to college? Yes.

42. Where are you right now? At my beloved Mac, at home.

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? Having a 50-year-old teenager.

44. Last song listened to? “In This Life” — Chantal Kreviazuk

46. Are you allergic to anything? Penicillin. Stupidity.

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? My Crocs (Adara) in bronze. OMG, heaven for feet. There was one pair of ’em in Hudson Trail and the size was marked wrong so they were sitting all by themselves, waiting for Cinderella to come along and slide them on and fall in love with them. (UPDATE: Bought the silver/lavender pair just now. Yay! I <3 Crocs!)

48. Are you jealous of anyone? Weirdly enough, I am jealous of an abstract “someone.” I suppose I can say there’s a boy and I always envision where he *might* be and whomever might be lucky enough to be with him. And I want to stab her with a pencil, whomever “she” may be.

50. Is anyone jealous of you? Yes, and that would explain a lot.

51. What time is it? 9:29 p.m.

52. Do any of your friends have children? Yes.

53. Do you eat healthy? I went mainly vegetarian about a month ago.

54. What do you usually do during the day? Staring at a computer with noise-canceling headphones on, growling at annoying e-mails and incoherent copy, laughing at fun IM conversations, flipping off people who shouldn’t be parking in my lot and otherwise daydreaming to give myself the wherewithal to keep plugging away.

55. Do you hate anyone right now? Let’s just say I have the right to, if I would so choose to waste my energy on it.

56. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? Not really. I’m more of a “yo” and “howdy” and “hey” and “hi” kind of person.

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 35; am enjoying my last year of being closer to 30 than to 40, kthxbai.

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags? I hear it’s terrible down here in D.C. I’m not a big fan of roller coasters or screaming children. I’d rather vacation in a big city and enjoy the architecture and other urban delights.

60. How did you get one of your scars? Emotional or physical? I have a scar on my knee that I got from a makeshift dodgeball game using a fucking medicine ball in the fourth grade. Lyle Washowich nailed me with the ball and I went DOWN. My jeans were ripped, my skin was gone, ugh. I knew my mom would be mad that my jeans were torn, and the school nurse told me that her son took scissors to his jeans to get the look I’d just created. 🙂 I felt SO much better, that at age 10 I looked as cool as a 17-year-old. However, Mom threw out those jeans and I was never allowed to speak of the incident again.

To blog, or not to blog

March 2nd, 2008, 10:07 AM by Goddess

Lachlan tagged me to list 3 reasons why I blog. Meme also seen at Pisco’s.

The Rules

Rule 1) List three reasons for your blogging.
Rule 2) List the rules.
Rule 3) Tag three others with the thread.

1. To keep a record of where I’ve been and where I’m heading.

2. To process everything in my own time/way.

3. To let my friends who are rooting for me have the chance to share in my milestones. And even those who aren’t rooting for me, to let them know how well I am doing.

I’m tagging:

Extraordinary Girl
… and anyone else who is game for this stuff!

To blog, perchance to bore myself to sleep

February 19th, 2008, 11:16 PM by Goddess

It was a 15-hour workday (I can has overtiem? Even if I didn’t finish my projects?) so I’m pretty stretched for creative thought at this hour.

I saw this meme over at the lovely Lachlan’s (who just got back from Maui!) and I’m doing it wrong, but I don’t care. Blame the overtaxed brain for not following the rules of posting it for others to answer before I answer it myself.

1) Are you currently in a serious relationship?

A. bwahahahahaaaaaa

2) What was your dream growing up?
A. To work a lot, make a lot of money and retire early. One out of three ain’t bad, I guess.

3) What talent do you wish you had?
A. I have enough talents; that ain’t the problem. It’s apparently the talentless who thrive. I would thus like to be brilliant at achieving not a g.d. thing.

4) If I bought you a drink what would it be?

A. A nice, spicy bloody mary always does the trick.

5) Favorite vegetable?
A. sweet potato

6) What was the last book you read?
A. Do audiobooks count? How about “purchased but never read”? Let’s go with the “One Minute Millionaire.”

7) What zodiac sign are you?
A. The twins, or Gemini. And according to Cosmopolitan magazine, I’m in for a hot sex day on Feb. 23. The question is, will anyone be joining me? 😉

8) Any tattoos and/or piercings? Explain where.
A. 3 extra holes in my head

9) Worst habit?
A. Stress eating/smoking

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?

A. I’d even take you all the way to your destination!

11) What is your favorite sport?
A. Football, baybee. Go Stillers!

12) Do you have a negative or optimistic attitude?
A. My glass could always use a topping off.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?

A. It’d be a pleasant wait till help arrived.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?

A. Taking a bullet in the head for the latest round of roommate roulette.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.

A. I can’t use a top sheet on my bed. I do the comforter/coverlet thing and the fitted sheet thing but no top sheet. It’s way easier to make the bed in the morning and it’s more comfortable, too.

16) Do you have any pets?
A. The little shit monsters Maddie and Kadie

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
A. I’d close the door behind me and we would go out on the town!

18) What was your first impression of me? (hmmm…careful!)

A. You were exactly what I had pictured … and even better, if that were at all possible.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. Fucking HATE clowns

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?

A. This would have to be an “Everything” with subcategories answer

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?

A. Conscience

22) What color eyes do you have?
A. Green

23) Ever been arrested?
A. nope

24) Bottle or can soda?

A. a bottle of POP!!!

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
A. Get a passport and book a trip to Europe

27) What’s your favorite place to hang at?
A. Work (it’s the glass-half-full answer because it’s where I spend all my time anyway)

28) Do you believe in ghosts?
A. Yeppers. Good, kind spirits, though, or at least those with messages to communicate. I’m not into the poltergeist/demon phenomenon.

29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Shop

30) Do you swear a lot?

A. Take a wild fucking guess!

31) Biggest pet peeve?

A. People who talk during movies/TV shows and make me miss stuff. I ask for precious little out of this life — a little peace is all I desire

32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?

A. Passionate

33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
A. I’ve believed for this long — not giving up the dream anytime soon. Once I find the one who can be sexy without being sleazy, who can be confident without being full of shit, and the one who can make me feel loved and not dirty/degraded, then I’ll move from “seeker” to “believer.” I am not settling for less than I deserve.

35) Do you believe in God?
A. Usually. I talk to Him — I just don’t know if He’s a typical man who only has selective listening/retention, though.

36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?
A. Aaaaaannd you see where I didn’t follow the directions!