Thursday, June 23, 2016

Know Your Guy

I saw this on Facebook and decided to tell y’all a little about my guy: Marvin

He's sitting in front of the TV. What is on?
Fox News. When the heads start yammering loudly, I put on the headphones at the computer and listen to youtube.

You are out to eat, what kind of dressing on his salad?
None! Just like me! Except he will eat onions on his salad. Yuk.

What's one food he doesn't like?
Chinese. Also, anything with sauce or gravy. Or soup or stew.

You go out to eat and have a drink, what kind of drink does he order?
Rum and Coke. Always.

Where did he go school?
They moved a LOT when he was in school. Schools in Indiana and So. Cal.

What's his nickname for you?

If he could collect one thing, what would it be?
What he’s been collecting for years: bayonets and militaria

What would he eat every day?
Macaroni and hotdog casserole

What is his favorite cereal?
Life. Second choice: Raisin Bran

What would he never wear?
A kilt

What is his favorite sports team?
LA Rams! And they’re even back in LA!

What activity does he hate doing?
House cleaning, although he has always graciously done the tub and vacuuming because of my back.

Who is his best friend?
In school, it was David Fischer. Now he says it’s ME! ♥

What is something you do he wishes you wouldn't?
*sigh* Sing. *sigh* I REALLY stink at it, but I love to sing.

You bake him cake for his birthday, what kind is it?
Banana, with banana between the layers

Did he play sports in high school?
Nope. He was in the band.

What could he spend hours doing?
Going through Ebay and the various military forums

What is one unique talent he has?
He can always seem to find the good in any situation. Or at least never lose heart. He can find joy in adversity. He is my lifeline.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

A to Z Meme

I haven’t done one of these in a long, long time. Saw this one on Facebook and decided to do it.

A-  Age: 62
B-   Biggest fear: Medical bills and not being able to pay them
C-   Current time: 10:41 pm
D-  Drink you last had: Cola
E-   Every day starts with: COFFEE!!!!
F-    Favorite Song: Too many to choose from. Currently love the group Fun
G-  Ghosts - are they real: Nope
H-  Hometown: Chico, California. Great place to grow up.
I-      In love with: Marvin G. Binder
J-     Jealous of: Youth. Wish I had some of mine back.
K-  Killed someone?: Dumb question. People, no. Time, yes. And spiders! All spiders should die!!!
L-    Last time you cried: I get teary all the time. Last serious one was when Emma died.
M- Middle name: Louise. It means “famous in war” so watch out!
N-  Number of siblings: 1. My brother Al
O-  One wish: That Lia grow up strong in the knowledge of the Lord
P-    Person you last called: Thea, to wish her happy birthday
Q-  Question you're always asked: I honestly can’t think of one!
R-   Reason to smile: Oh, so many things! Kitties, chocolate, my family, rainbows, music….
S-    Song last sung: I was listening to youtube and singing along to “Lord I lift Your Name on High”
T-   Time you woke up: Had a bad night previous, so didn’t wake up til around 10:30
U-  Underwear color: Blue with little flowers
V-  Vacation destination: LOVE the north west coast and the redwoods
W-Worst habit: Imagining the worst case scenario before I know all the facts
X-  Your favorite food: Steak and baked potato
Y-  X-Rays you've had: Head, sinus, teeth, knees, chest, boobs
Z-    Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

So there ya go. Didn’t have anything else. See ya next week!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Gimme That Lemon!

Everyone knows about the lemon that Life hands you and you make lemonade. In my case it would more likely be a margarita, or even more likely, I would chuck that lemon right back in Life’s face and go for the Jack Daniels…

The other day I was handed such a lemon and after the usual b*tching about it, I decided it was time for a margarita. We got a notice well in advance that PG&E was going to be shutting off the power in the neighborhood on one of the hottest days so far. From 9:30am to 1:30pm. No power—no A/C. It can get pretty darn hot in the house during those 4 hours. I have a couple of gal pals that I could’ve imposed on for sanctuary for that time period…except…neither one was available.

So I decided to take a trip to Chico all by myself. Spend some quality time in stores with good A/C. Have a little lunch. Shop a bit. Usually, Chico trips mean company from either or both of my amigos. I put in my Best of Kansas CD and took off.

First stop was Cost Plus World Market. They have such cool stuff and I want it all. Most of it isn’t in my price range, though. I did get a little something for Lia, AND I scored a salt & pepper shaker set…Maneki Neko!!! I did NOT have a Maneki Neko S&P set!!!

Next door is Bed Bath & Beyond, so of course I had to go in there. Didn’t have anything in mind, but I love looking at it all and smelling all the candles. I did manage to find a flavored coffee for Keurig that I hadn’t seen before, so I got that.

Just across the parking lot is Michaels. I always have to go through there. Didn’t see anything I couldn’t live without until I went through the discount section by the checkout. Got a couple of really neat oversized keys for an altered book idea.

Last stop was right next door. Barnes & Noble/Starbucks. I knew before I left the house I was going to treat myself to a coffee, but by the time I got in there, it was lunch time and I was getting hungry. So I SPLURGED on an asiago cheese pretzel and a java chip Frappuccino. Lovely! After my leisurely lunch I wandered through the books to see if something jumped out at me. Sadly, all the books stayed in their shelves, so I went home.

As I drove in, my neighbor hailed me and said they had just turned the power back on 5 minutes previous. Perfect timing! I went in, turned the A/C on and settled in for a rest. Great day! Thanks for that lemon, Life! It was delicious!