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Alison
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0 posted 02-01-2009 12:13 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

This list of 25 random things has been circulating though my email contacts of family and friends - I thought it would be interesting to play around with a list like that here.

So, let's learn a bit more about each other.
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1 posted 02-01-2009 12:21 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

1.    I love Thai food.  If given the choice of any place to go out to eat, I always choose Thai.  I can go every day of the week and never grow tired of it.  Different Thai restaurants often represent different regions of the country so the food is not the same.  But, I have my favorite restaurant and it is like going home when I go there.  They make me wonderful soups and Thai noodle dishes and curries and I make them pumpkin pie and Christmas cookies!

2.   I have no aptitude for learning foreign languages - after five years of Russian, I can say, "I have a house."  I am thinking of trying the Rosetta Stone and see if it can make me smarter.

3.   I am considering going back to school for my Masters.

4.   I don't think that I am a particularly good writer, but I am an earnest one.  I want to learn and explore words and different methods of expression.

5.   I am very private and somewhat reserved.  I also am extremely silly and love to laugh with my friends.

6.   Even though I sometimes complain about the cold, I consider myself extremely lucky to live where I do.  It's a unique place and we know we are often misunderstood -- and we really don't care.

7.   I live in blue jeans and polar fleece.

8.   I would love to have another dog.  I almost adopted a turtle the other day from the Animal Shelter.  I am not sure where I could put it though.  I have three dogs and three cats now.

9.   I love children but have no desire to have my own.

10.  I am a chicken when it comes to travel.  I really am a true Cancer and love being home in my own house.

11.  Sometimes I am very scatterbrained and drive those around me nuts.

12.  I am the baby of my family.  I would have it no other way!!!

13.  Nothing beats great sex!

14.  Nothing beats great sex!

15.  Sometimes I have a one track mind!

16.  I think Sarah Palin is an idiot.  But that doesn't mean that I like people taking mindless potshots at her.

17.  I didn't like my father but I admired his desire to learn.  He taught me a lot about loving books and poetry.  He was self-educated and one of the most brilliant people I have met.

18.  I bake great bread, bagels and English Muffins.

19.  I have had the same best friend since I was six and in the first grade.

20.  I love to dig clams and get totally packed with sand.

21.  Camping is best on frosty fall mornings when the mist is coming off the creek and I have a steaming hot cup of coffee.

22.  I was voted 'Most Dramatic & Funniest' in my High School.

23.  I don't like shopping at all.  I go to a store and find what I want, buy multiples of it and bring it home to try it on.  I am happiest shopping from catalogues.  Clothes shopping bores me.  Maybe that's because I live in blue jeans and polar fleece or maybe that is why I live in blue jeans and polar fleece.

24.   Stridant arguements make me very nervous, which is why I often don't like comedies on tv.

25.   I have a good vocabulary but am a pretty crappy speller.
Roniece Dawson-Bruce
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2 posted 02-01-2009 02:04 AM       View Profile for Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Email Roniece Dawson-Bruce   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Roniece Dawson-Bruce

ok.. here is my list.. not sure I have 25 though!!  


1.    My most favourite food is... home cooking.. fond memories of my mommy's good wholesome meals when we were young... boring choices, but we enjoyed them!  Cauliflower cheese, chicken chow mein, stews, lots of seafood! But of course now, I do have a liking for other cultures and Thai is definitely a favourite of mine..

2.  I LOVE Languages!! but our Ali-girl does have one up on me, I speak no Russian that I know of!  I do however speak a little French, Italian & Greek.. and English when it suits me  

3.  I don't really do kitchens.... or housework... I know, I know, I need to work on that!

4.  I love to write poetry, only started when I was 16 though, and I don't have any formal training unlike our wonderful poets on here... but I am still learning and I just love reading everyone's contributions on PIP.. always have, always will..

5.   I consider myself to be a very good Capricorn.. I am outgoing and love to make new friends... people tend to like me sometimes!

6.   I am forever chasing the sun! Coming from the bottom of the South Island in New Zealand, we never saw the sun that much! Now, living in Sydney, Australia.. a good day for me is when the sun is shining..

7.   I live in corporate classic styles.. yes, I know, boring, but being a HR Manager you have to dress proper! But really, it is just the Capricorn emerging in me again...we are classic dressers!

8.   I would love to have a cat!! but my boys and my two babies (daschunds) refuse to satisfy my cravings for a kitten.. I live in hope one day!!

9.   I have a beautiful soon to be 24yr old son.. who is at this very moment travelling the world skiing!! I miss him very much...

10.  I love to travel.. or I should say... I live to travel!! I will of course be returning to my beloved Paris for 5 weeks in September - this makes me smile big time!

11.  Sometimes I don't always listen attentively to everyone's problems!

12.  I am the baby girl of my family... two older sisters and two younger brothers... I like being the middle child, I have no complexes at all...!!  hmmm.. but then again, I always seemed to get the hand me downs from my sisters!!  

13.  Nothing beats great sex! (as per Ali-girl's contribution!)

14.  Nothing beats great sex! (as per Ali-girl's contribution!)

15.  Sometimes I don't always get jokes.. ok, ok, make that nearly always!! and then the person telling it has to spend extra time just trying to explain it to me.... sometimes, I really wish I got them first up!!

16.  I think Kevin Rudd our Prime Minister of Australia is doing a good job!

17.  I loved my Father and my Mother .. I miss them both, but know they are in my heart and very close.

18.  Well, as you know, I don't do kitchens.. but today for some unexplained reason, I made peanut brownies AND choc chip cookies... my husband is still shaking his head in disbelief.. but he likes them nonetheless!

19.  I have a best friend who is going thru Chemo at the moment.. it is tough for everyone.. I continually pray for her wellbeing...

20.  I love OYSTERS!!!!!!!!

21.  Camping...hmmmmm........ ah that would be a NO for me! but as I mentioned to Ali-girl I would consider it if it came with 5 star service and a Butler!! lol

22.  I was voted 'Ms Likeable' hmm...go figure I say!!

23.  I live for RETAIL THERAPY!! I know, I know, I'm so shallow! lol

24.   I like to enjoy a glass of good Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand  

25.   I think this is a good quiz to take!!

There, I have done it!!

RDB


Be kind at heart....for everyone you meet has their own battle to fight.........
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1. I have lived in seven decades.
2. I have a degree in Theology which I completed at the age of 28.
3. I left home at 19 and we had lived in 5 states and 20 houses and attended only two school systems.
4. My first marriage lasted 16 years and resulted in two children.
5. My second marriage has been 21 years on the way to forever.
6. Elder George Smith baptized me when I was 12 years old.
7. I was a Juvenile Probation Officer and a Child Protective Service worker years ago.
8. I drive a 2003 Yamaha Road Star 1600 cc motorcycle and have 82,000 miles logged so far.
9. In college I attended Pacific Union College, Union College and Walla Walla College where I graduated.
10. We had four children the oldest Larry Jr.(38) and youngest Ginger(forever 28) are mine and the middle two Vince and Chad are Nancy's but I'd like to claim them as my own.
11. My daughter died may 18, 2002 and my dad died 10 weeks later.
12. I had a heart attack and flat lined in July, 2003.
13. I lived in Arizona from 1960-64 and returned in 1998.
14. I have three grandsons.
15. I enjoy writing prose and poetry and have been published.
16. I have a secret desire to become an artist.
17. I have a pickup in my garage that I have owned since 1981 and my son learned to drive in it.
18. God dramatically changed my life January 31, 2007.
19. I am passionately in love with my wife who is the best thing that has ever happened to me.
20. I have had over 36 aunt's and uncles and have over 60 first cousins.
21. I have two younger brothers Rob & Dave.
22. I have started eight facebook group sites.
23. I am overtly Christian.
24. I believe Jesus Christ is Lord of all.
25. I just want to go home.

If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again.

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4 posted 02-01-2009 10:32 AM       View Profile for divine chaos   Email divine chaos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for divine chaos

hmm, 25 things about me.  I figure I  better give it a shot, since Ali sent me the link to try to drag me back to the blue pages, 'cause I seem to have gotten lost for a while   Thanks Ali honey

1.   I'm a single, 37 year old mom.

2.   I have 3 half-sisters, who are 27, 23, and 17.

3.  My favorite foods are Chinese, Japanese & Mexican, the hotter the better.  

4.  I love to cook and make great lasagna.  

5.  I hate cleaning the kitchen.  Hate it with the white hot passion of 1000 burning suns.

6.  I love to write, but have had a huge mental block for months and months *pouts lots*  it's very annoying.

7.  I like to travel, but never stay away from home for long.  I love home.

8.  I have a Husky that I'd love to give to Ms. Ali, if she'd like to come and get her. (hint hint)

9.  I usually really dislike shopping, unless I have a whole day with nothing to do and the munchkin and I can just go wandering around the stores without having an agenda or a time limit to worry about.  

10.  I've had the same best friend for 26 years .. longer than 2 of my 3 sisters have been alive.   That makes me feel old.

11.  I love to putter in my flower gardens in the summer, I wish I had more puttering time.  

12.  My daughter is the very best source of free entertainment ever! She keeps me giggling, lots, and she's the center of my universe.  I don't know what I'd do without her.  

13.  I always wanted lots of kids, but only got to have one.  

14.  I don't really like arguing, unless it's playful arguing .. I can do that all day lol.

15.   I wear sandals almost all year round.  I don't like having my toes confined, so unless there is snow on the ground, I wear sandals ... even when the temperature gets down in the 20s.  The wiggly piggies must be free!

16.   I bake great cakes, cookies, candies -- My pineapple upside-down cake is to die for, from what I hear.

17.  My favorite sound in the whole world is the sound of my daughter laughing, so I have to stay young and silly so I can make her giggle for many many more years.

18.  I'm really very scatterbra.... oh hey, look, a squirrel!

19.  I'm very very clutzy sometimes *waves her crutch around*

20.  I love doing Tai Chi, but the names of the different positions crack me up. Like - Part the Wild Horse's Mane, Deflect the Monkey, or Brush Knee & Push.   We make up our own position names ... "Kick the Pantleg-Biting Dog,  Fling the Kitty, or Flailing, Flying Flamingo."  

21.  I want to learn Spanish, French, and Japanese.  I'm going to use Rosetta Stone .. yay me!

22.  I'm very emotional sometimes ... Commercials can make me cry.

23.  I like being silly.  I may grow older .. but I refuse to grow up.

24.  I have silly friends and can carry on silly conversations for hours with them.

25.  I hate the sound of a ringing phone .. so much that I leave the ringers off most of the time and just hope that I'll notice when the caller ID lights up.  

It's psychosomatic.  You need a lobotomy.  I'll get a saw
~Calvin & Hobbes

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5 posted 02-01-2009 09:16 PM       View Profile for Essorant   Email Essorant   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Essorant's Home Page   View IP for Essorant

I am loth to say "I" that many times in the same post.
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6 posted 02-01-2009 11:35 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Well, you could always leave out personal pronouns.
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7 posted 02-02-2009 05:45 AM       View Profile for moonbeam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for moonbeam

Wow, I didn't realise that that was your view on Palin Alison .

Also just to mention that in the answer immediately before you said you were a crappy speller you spelled "strident" incorrectly.

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Watch out for that food, Alison. The Thai restaurants just came out with a new cookbook "50 Ways to Wok Your Dog"!!!!
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1. Childhood weirdness: My name disgusted me as a child, so I changed it every week.

2. My Mrs. Beasley doll still lives with me, but she no longer talks.

3. I cried when Glen Campbell died in True Grit.

4. I tore off all the eyes of my stuffed animals so they wouldn’t see the monsters in my closet.

5. When I was 3, I rode my tricycle 2 miles down the middle of the highway to Grandmomma’s house. (the cops needed an explanation)

6. I also climbed the walls inside the narrow hallway of our first home, a trailer, and would hover there eating my pbj lunch.

7. I couldn’t bear to touch the silky pages of the bible, because the texture gave me chills, so Grandmomma gave me quilting thimble-skins to put on my fingers, and I read that way, from then on, until they changed the texture.

8. Total mishap: There’s still rocks in my hip and thigh from when I was drug down a gravel road by a horse when I was 12.


*For the youthful or young at heart.*

9. Military brat background: Always look before you throw a water balloon. MP’s are not good targets.

10. Mountain life: Don’t rock climb after a rain. (fell 20 feet and was sprayed by a skunk)

11. Suburbia: Don’t ever ever skateboard while holding on to your bud’s motorcycle seat. (unless you're covered in Rubbermaid or Kevlar)

12. Country life: Don’t ever ride a bike (with no brakes) down a steep pasture field. (cow patties are natural landmines)

13. Bayou: And don’t ride down a hill on the handlebars of your friend’s bike on shale roads. (they scar worse than plain concrete or dirt.)

14. Medical: Which means I’ve broken around 10 bones and had hamburger for skin, many times.

15. Sports: Not including the beatings I took as catcher, center, and wing.

16. Social gatherings: Oh, and Don’t ever 8 man-up on a tractor-tire inner tube for snow sledding.(Someone will land on you.)

17. Edjumacation: I managed to live long enough to graduate high school at 15.

18. Coastal: Was picked in a trial lineup for the Rockettes at 16, (but got tossed as soon as they found out how old I was.)

19. Wheels: My first car was a 1971 AMC Hornet.

20. Marital priss: Once wore a $6000 bridal gown, but not to any of my weddings.

21. Mothering: Went through 21 hours total of involuntary drug-free childbearing labor, (the military didn’t issue eps, and they were still worth it.)

22. Late stuff: Became a college grad at 40.

23. City: Conquered my fear of heights long enough to nod my head over Paris in the Eiffel Tower.

24. Village: Celebrated the 1010th anniversary of Bad Frankenhausen’s independence in Germany, 2008.

25. Rewards: Received the sweetest sugar, ever known to me, from my Grandbaby who calls me Oma G-ma. Life is so beautiful.
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10 posted 02-16-2009 09:33 AM       View Profile for Ringo   Email Ringo   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Ringo

Man... you see what happens when I allow my "real" life to get too busy to bring me back "home" to the Blue Pages??? Someone goes ahead and drops this in our laps..
Well, Miss Alison... here's my list:

1) I am a musician
2) I have helped to raise in excess of 100 children
3) I have traveled the Orient extensively (well, certain military parts of it)
4) My normal thoughts are considered to be strange by most people (ever think what I consider to be strange is really messed up?)
5) I am the manager for a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame (Johnny Stark... please check him out)
6) I currently live with my girlfriend and six kids (between us)
7) My pit bull is the dopiest creature on the planet
8) My band recently had the fire marshall shut the doors to the club we were playing (too many people through the doors)
9) I still feel that the combined intelligence of the planet remains constant while the population continues to grow
10)I am currently wearing blue jeans and a black t-shirt
11) My next major literary effort is going to be fininshed this summer
12) I still feel the Democrats have it wrong, mostly
13) The last movie I watched was This is Spinal Tap (for the- probably- 40th time)
14) I will never see 40 again
15) I am wondering why I ever decided to do this (lol)
16) I am presently putting my girlfriend through college, so she can do the same for me
17) I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way... show them all the... uh... sorry. I got a bit carried away, there (although, I do believe the first part of that)
18) The only state I have never been to is Oregon
19) Even though I support the current military conflicts, I feel war is a terrible means of population control
20) I am currently surrounded by a bevy of cute, young college girls... and wondering when the hell I ever got this old
21) My favorite beer is Zywiec (Polish import. It can be found at ILovePolishBeer.com)
22) My poetry Muse had a fight with my prose Muse, and is not speaking to me
23) My last time in the professional wrestling ring (as a ring announcer), I took three chir shots, including simultaneous ones to the front and back of my head
24) My band's name is T.BaGg and the Creamers
25) My "family" consists of 1 mother, a girlfriend, 8 kids, 3 brothers (1 mine, 2 "in-laws"), a "sister-in-law", and too many "outsiders" to count.

What would you attempt to do...if you knew you could not fail?
http://www.hubpages.com/profile/RingoShort

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11 posted 03-03-2009 05:59 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Lessee...

In no particular order of importance:

1.  I have five shoes hanging on my bedroom wall.

2.  Which reminds me, I happen to have what appears to be an elongated mole between my middle toe on my right foot, and my index (??) toe.

3.  That mole is not actually a mole--closer examination reveals it to be actually two freckles, very close to one another.

4.  I can and do pick up things with my toes.

5.  My former bf has four nipples.

6.  My husband has two. He thinks he has four, but two of those are mine--no matter what he says.

7.  I have a cork collection.



8.  I also collect...dust.



9.  I can't dance, but I try.

10. All but two of my plants are dead.

11. I once found a carcass of a dead lizard in our sliding glass doors, and I framed him and hung him on the wall as a reminder as to what happens to those who don't get out much.

12. Michael Anderson wrote a poem about him.



13. I cut my own hair.

14. I also shave the backs of men--but only if they beg.

15. I have a windchime hanging from the ceiling fan in the livingroom.

16. That drives my family crazy, but they won't touch it. (heh-heh)

17. I snore.

18. I'm a compulsive dumpster diver, trash-browser.

19. I'm watching my neighbor's trash right now, because I couldn't help but notice that she had new furniture delivered. *grin*

20. I'm addicted to cinnamon altoids.

21. I keep the boxes.

22. I have lazy eye, and sometimes the kids get confused as to just who the heck I'm directing my consternation.

23. I'm loud.

24. In spite of a decent vocabulary, I cuss like a sailor.

25. I'm working on the bad habit of number 24...

and that's it? Oh, for "lagniappe", I am sometimes deliberately ambiguous.

ciao dawlin's!
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Karen,
we have more in common than I thought! LOL
I will email you the details this evening
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13 posted 03-03-2009 06:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I'll bet it's the nipple thing...

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lol you'd think it was along those lines huh? Jon and I established a long time ago those are mine. LOL

check your email
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15 posted 03-03-2009 09:25 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

yanno? That's so eerie, lovie!

I truly thought I was the only one...



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17 posted 03-03-2009 11:49 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I think, pooling our resources, we could "see their 25, and raise 'em fifty!"

I'm sooooooooo totally random.



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1.  I come from sturdy stock, of Celtic origins, with some English and German ancestry.

2.  When my brother and I were little, we locked each other in the outhouse once, but Grandma called me into the house, and I forgot to let him out.

3.  We also ran away and crossed the Pendleton switch yards when I was about three.  My mom tied us to the clothes line after that.

4.  I have a sister and two brothers, one of whom grossed my children out when they were small by eating a slug!

5.  "I don't like spiders and snakes, and that ain't what it takes to love me.... like I wanna be loved by you", but I've had my share of them in my life, most of them two legged.

6.  I sleep walk and have had prophetic dreams.

7.  Things that don't belong to me often end up in my lap.  Someday, I'm going to return the gold wedding band in my jewelry box to the beach. I gave up the desire to own one long ago.  The beach misses it.  I won't.

8.  I like open spaces, but am always in some sort of box.

9.  Until recently, the no.1 box was the kitchen.  I have threatened to hang up a sign:  KITCHEN CLOSED DUE TO ILLNESS; I AM SICK OF COOKING!

10. However, it's my territory, and all cleanup is left to me. I have a small decoupaged breadboard on the wall which reads:

"Thank God for dirty dishes, for they have a tale to tell,
While others may go hungry, we're still eating well.
With health and home and happiness, we surely shouldn't fuss,
For by the stack of evidence, God's been very good to us!"

11.  I'd be rich if I could market my chocolate chip cookies.  They rarely make it to the cookie jar.

12.  I adore my family, but with three grown children, six nearly grown grandchildren, and four great grandbabies, my house needs a turnstyle instead of a front door.

13.  In my house are three tv's, a stereo, three cells phones (and a land line), two dogs, and I've a neighbor whose truck has music with the bass thumping all hours.  I've adapted perfectly.  I simply lost my mind.

14.  My youngest granddaughter says I'm getting blonder by the minute.  

15.  30 years ago, I thumbed my husband in the direction of the front door when he told me if I bought a piano, he'd leave.  ...had it delivered the next day; he's still here.

16.  I sing old songs around the house, when no one is listening.  Someone once talked me into singing karaoke.
  
17.  I taught all my children how to drive...now they won't ride with me.

18.  One of my favorite authors is Richard Bach. I want to learn to fly...no sky diving, though.

19.  I've sewn three wedding dresses, two of which are going to become angels for my daughters this year. (They are divorced.)  It's the best I can do, in lieu of real ones, but I've put in a request for them, too...for my son as well.

20.  I learned about angels when I watched my daughter go through a ruptured brain aneurysm and surgery in 2002. She has a new birthday, February 10. Now I'm not the only off-the-wall Aquarian in the family.

21.  I'd like to learn  another language, and I want to learn spoonerism stories to tell my grandkids.  Anagramed messages fascinate me.

22.  Favorite flowers are blue bachelor buttons...a childhood memory from time spent with my grandmother.

23.  My favorite time of day is dawn before the house wakes up, when no matter what color the sky is, the seagreen surf is audible in the distance.

24.  I wish I had kept love letters from long ago.

25.  I want to be a poet when I grow up.
    

  
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I:
1. put my family first (including the animals)
2. walk up steep hills backwards - I like confusing the drivers    
3. watch CSI reruns of rerun reruns in bed
4. love popsicles and slurpees, especially the blue ones (also in bed)
5. try to see at least two sunsets a week "in person"
6. enjoy just walking in the rain wherever my feet take me
7. could listen to children laughing all day
8. could listen to seniors stories all day
9. always dance in the rain (ask Nan)
10. LOVE shopping for bargains
11. am probably clean to a fault
12. can cook my socks off and can make a mean lasagna
13. will make you laugh
14. could talk to Serenity on the phone all day and sometimes do
15. have few friends, but good ones
16. can live on no sleep - always afraid of missing something
17. Enjoy giving to the living while I am living (did that make sense?)
18. could easily live in Boston (love that place) they can't say "r's"
19. am a night owl
20. exercise and hate it, but do it anyway
21. don't drink milk
22. eat tons of ice cream (hence #20 above)
23. am afraid to grow up or old
24. will be a friend forever no questions asked
25. like me just the way I am, and accept everyone as they are.

Bonus: 26. Oh...I have to go up in a hot air balloon with my buds one day.

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20 posted 08-30-2009 03:58 AM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Hey Alison?  Can you see them from your back door too?
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2.   I have no aptitude for learning foreign languages - after five years of Russian, I can say, "I have a house."  I am thinking of trying the Rosetta Stone and see if it can make me smarter.
I haven't even mastered English, but do know dribs and drabs of this and that.  I don't have an ear for other languages either.  
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25, huh??
Well, I never figured myself to be that complicated; however, I'm willing to give this a go... again...

1) I gave up my membership in the Republican Party because both sides of the isle are too filled with mindless, egotistical, power-hungry morons.
2) I am still attempting to finish the first draft of my next novel.
3) Every so often, I get the urge to restart my musical career (however, I lay down, and the urge soon passes)
4) People who treat children as equals irritate me (they are to be treated with respect; however, they are not adults.)
5) I sleep far to little for my own health.
6) I will be opening the doors to my new business by the end of the year.
7) I recently took delivery of my new car
8) My hair is getting too grey for my own likes (although, my girlfriend loves it)
9) My eyes are getting to the stage where my arms are just not quite long enough.
10) Although, his books are very similar in nature, W.E.B. Griffin is one of my favorite novelists. I am currently re-reading his series, The Corps.
11) I am struggling to come up with 25 items (the way my brain is, I am happy to have made it this far  lol)
12) I remember Kennedy being killed, but I don't remember Kennedy being killed
13) I am currently renovating my house
14) As soon as I finish putting my girlfriend through college, and she is making enough to support the family, I am going to get my double degree in History and Secondary Education, on my path to being a history teacher.
15) My paranormal research group has an investigation coming up that is going to take almost a month to complete.
16) I was able to find copies of the original 1974 3-book set of D&D rules, and all 4 of the suppliments just a couple of weeks ago, and got them for a VERY decent investment.
17) Having made the decision to actually take a Sunday off (for once), it is almost 4:00 pm, and I am still on my "choking hazard" sleep pants, slippers, and my robe. The robe was actually inherited from my father 11 years ago, and he bought it about 10 years before that, and it is still in decent shape.
18) I am watching a TV show about the ghosts of the Gettysburg battlefield while I am doing this.
19) I have just made the command decision that I am- still being in my morning clothes- going to make a "breakfast dinner" complete with eggs, bacon, potatoes, biscuits with sausage gravy, and alka-seltzer. Oh, and let's not forget the coffee.
20) I have, quite possibly, the world's most worthless pit bulls. He doesn't bark at anyone (except me, of course), he is happiest when he is surrounded by kids, he is a complete and total goof ball, he is trained as a therapy dog, and he would love to be allowed to become a "lap" dog. Of course, I would never trade him for anything. As a matter of fact, the local township council was attempting to enact breed-specific legislation, and I was able to present the case against it with Gunny's help, and a few facts that the mayor didn't want to have made public.
21) I am going to see "Je-fa-fa" in just a couple of days (6th row, center)
22) I am atoning for ALL of my sins, both past, present, and future by taking my mother to see Johnny Mathis at the local theater venue... and by listening to her sing every song the man has ever recorded as often as she possibly can.
23) I, unfortunately, called the current political situation almost a year ago.
24) Although, I am a completely qualified and experienced professional wrestling manager, with too many injuries and hair shots to hte head to remember, I recently started additional training by pro-wrestling hall of famer Johnny Rodz's #1 boy. For those who are not familiar, names like Tommy Dreamer, Taz, The Muskateer, Juan Jeremy, and Devon Dudley are just a few of the names to come out of Johnny's stable.
25) I am finally done with this questionnaire.


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1. my friends are my family, and they mean the world to me

2. i secretly love to go and try on dresses because they make me feel special, but when i'm around people, i hate them...lol

3. i love to read. i once read over a thousand pages in one week

4. i only eat mcdonalds like...2 times a year, not even kidding.

5. partying with my friends = life. i don't know if i'd make it through the week without having a party on the weekend with my friends...

6. i'm really screwed up. like, not even kidding, i have some many problems

7. i've been to 38/50 USA states, before the age of 12, right now at age 15...i've been to 45.

8. i love babysitting, except sometimes i lie and say i hate it so i don't look like the only one who enjoys it, lol.

9. um, if you ever give me a flower, i'll hug you. flowers are one of my favorite things to recieve from people because as a kid/teenager, we don't get them much. but when i get one, i feel on top of the world, and my favorite on is a gerbera diasy. (thank you tracey!!!!)

10. i don't know what i'd do without my iPod or camera, they keep me going through the day, lol...which leads me to my next 2 facts...

11. everytime i see something weird/random/beautiful/sad/scary/etc. i take a picture of it. on our old computer (before it crashed) i had over a couple thousand pictures...all taken from only 1 memory card.

12. i have a very weird taste in music, but i don't mind. f you ask me if i like the latest song by...lets say Lady Gaga or the Pussycat Dolls, i won't really even know who you're talking about. i love instramental rock and other kinds like that. my music on my ipod is mostly stuff with strings in it, at least half.

13. apparently i'm part english...i take that pretty seriously, because i've always wanted to be from europe/britan, lol

14. have you noticed how none of these things have had nothing to do with baking/cooking yet? surprising huh..?
so heres one, lol. the kitchen is my life, don't know what i'd do without it.

15. i can't stand it when the kitchen sink is dirty or has something in it. we have a black sink, so its really noticiable when its not smooth and clean, so i always clean the sink and make it look perfect. i can't help it anymore.

16. i'm really stupid when it comes to school, i just pretend to be good at it and i get lucky almost everytime. its kinda scary.

17. when i was little, i thought that turantulas were as big as bears...

18. the ocean is my safe haven. i've only been there like...2 or 3 times, but when i'm angry or mad or sad or anything like that, i think of the ocean and how beautiful it is, and it helps a bit.

19. when i was 9 my uncle rick died. he was like my second dad. and when that happened, its like my whole life was ripped up from underneith me and thrown away...i was furious for such a long time...and sometimes still am. but i know he's in a better place now.

20. when my aunt got engaged again, i refused to talk anything about it, and inside it was killing me. i hated it for so long, but i learned to get over it and move on, but i still can't call him uncle...and i can't help it, so don't get mad at me like lots of other people do.

21. i love to sing. i personally think i suck because people give me "pitty" compliments (or so i think), and sometimes i think i'm good, but then that goes away really quickly.

22. i'm weird. like, really weird. i love wearing clashing colors and mix-matching things. not to mention my make-up collection is huge, 10 different colors of eyeliner and a couple different palets of eyeshadow.

23. i love to watch movies with my mom, its really fun and sometimes awkword, but thats okay. i'm doing it now, but thats why i love it, because we can be doing different things but still in the same room with the same backround noise...

24. i have a deep dark secret that no one will ever find out (except the few people i've told) because its a part of me now, and that parts not going anywhere.

25. because of that secret, i grew really far away from God for a while, and i hated it. but after that i feel closer than ever now, and thats what makes everything better on my bad days.

julianna

.:.:~]you clicked your heals and wished for me[~:.:.

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23 posted 09-01-2009 01:23 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Julianna

I have enjoyed all of these, but I think yours is the most special to me.  Thank you for sharing with us.

Alison
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24 posted 09-01-2009 01:25 AM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Hey Sharon,

I can see Siberia from my outhouse.  Does that count?



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