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Never mind the fact that I didn’t do Part 1.  Here is Part 2.

You can participate in this week’s Sunday Stealing over HERE.

36. If you suddenly became single or are single, do you think you could last in a relationship for 12 months or more?

Of course.
37. Do you forgive or forget?


I forgive, I sometimes forget, and – when necessary – I just get over it.

38. Do you trust people?
Do I know people I can trust?  Yes. 

39. What are you not looking forward to?
The next body part breaking down.
40. Do you get mad easily?

It seems only around my husband and sister.  We know how to push each other’s buttons.  Other than that, I usually have a very long fuse.
41. Tell us about the last time you were told you that you have pretty eyes.
A little while ago. By Sweetie.  We were in bed.  That’s all you need to know.

42. Do you have strange dreams?

hahaha.  Are there cows in Switzerland?  Could I fill a whole blog just with strange dreams?  Yes.

43. Ever licked someone’s cheek or forehead?


44. Tell us about the last time you fell asleep in someones arms.
Sweetie is a good cure for my insomnia.  Course, it’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve seen him.  *sigh*

45. When did you last play a game?

Few days ago.  With my nephews.  Killer Bunnies we played. 

46. What do you have on you at all times?
My aura of awesomeness. 

47. Do you go out in public without getting all dressed up?
Define “getting all dressed up.”  Do I wear clothes?  Yes.  Do I think I look fine?  Yes.  Am I anywhere close to being “in fashion” or “dressed up?”  Hell no.

48. Do you like fruity or minty gum?

49. Favourite musician or group?

Click on the “Music” tab for an idea on that.

50. Do you like anyone?
I like many people.

51. Favourite computer game?
Civilization (although – I really only play it on the PlayStation)

52. First album you ever went and bought with your own money?
hhhmm….it was a compilation album of some sort.  Song Bird of something and…….man, I can’t remember the other one.  Loved those. And by the way – they were ALBUMS.  Not cassettes or CDs.  ALBUMS.  Anyone remember those?

53. Think back five months ago, were you single?
Is it that hard for people to think back 5 months ago?  I’ve been married for 2.5 years.  You figure it out.

54. Do you believe in celebrating anniversaries?
I believe in recognizing anniversaries.  I’m not heavy into celebrating because I think they should be noted for their importance without the extraneous burden of celebrating.   

55. Do you think someone is thinking about you right now?
Right this second, probably not.  Sweetie is working, the rest of the family is busy and…….oh, I don’t know. 

56. Last thing you bought?


57. Are you a jealous person?

Not really.  But I do tend to get insecure which is probably worse.

58. Does it take a lot to make you cry?
It used to.  Not anymore.  Happiness. Sadness.  A good episode of Buffy.  Is that a lot?

59. Do you have a friend of the opposite sex you can talk to?
Of course.  Especially since I consider my husband to be my friend.
60. Have you ever had your heart-broken?
Take out the dash there and I’ll answer – yes.
61. Have you ever done something while drunk that you still cannot believe you did?

No.  I don’t believe getting drunk is a good excuse to behave in a manner inconsistent with my own good judgement.  That being said, I’ve been rowdy, been loud, been happy, been sad, made out with an almost-stranger, danced in public, and even *gasp!* sung out loud while drunk.  None of that surprises me into disbelief at my own behavior. 

62. Is there anyone you secretly wish you could be spending your time with right now?
Yeah.  It’s a huge secret that I miss Sweetie.  Shhhhhhhh. Don’t tell anyone!
63. Do you text?

Within the limits of my not-unlimited-text plan, yes.

64. Do you wish someone would call or text you right now?
Not really.
65. Is your life anything like it was a year ago?
A lot like it, yes.  Except for the part about me being freezing cold in California and looking for a new job.
66. Go back one year on your blog. Leave us a link to your favorite post.

Here’s one from a little over a year ago:  Mating Behavior.

67. You can only drink ONE liquid for the rest of your life, what is it?

Well, all other things being the same, I need water to survive.  So -water.

68. Tell us about someone that you have lost contact with someone you wish you didn’t.

hmmm…can’t think of someone.  I try and at least stay in infrequent contact with many people. 
69. What is the last thing you said out loud?
“What’s the last thing I just said?”
70. Will this year be better than last?
Could be.  But maybe not.  Oh wait……I said this year was going to be EPIC.  Epic.  So, it must be better

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This week’s Meme is a combination of two memes.  You can easily tell where one leads off and the other begins.  I think the juxtaposition of light airy questions versus very personal questions in a casual and (sometimes) leading wording just caused my head to spin.  But oh well.  If you can handle the answers, go ahead and ask your questions!

Without further ado:

1. What were doing 10 years ago?

Ack!  Math.  uhhhh…10 years ago was 2000.  I was living alone.  I think I was still in my one bedroom apartment but about to move up to the 2-bedroom duplex.  I was working waaaaay too many hours.  That was my life.

2. Five snacks that you enjoy in a perfect, non weight-gaining world

My world is non weight-gaining if I exercise enough.  Any version of Chex Mix; kiwi fruit; anything my husband bakes (and he’s been baking a lot lately!); chips with really good guacamole; Ono gelato.

3. Five things you would do if you were a billionaire:
Billionaire?  That’s a lot.  Hmmm….I’d buy a nice house for Sweetie and me somewhere we can agree to live.  I’d give money to my mom and sister to do whatever they would like to do. I would donate money to the various causes/charities I support.  I would stash some away in a big box under the third oak three past the last fencepost on that country road in________.  And then, I would self-publish and market my own book/s, and also publish and market books for my awesome fellow writers!  I guess that means I would start up my own publishing house. 

4. Three of your habits:

Well, gee……I tend to procrastinate quite a bit.  And then…….ummm…..let me get back to you.

5. Five jobs that you’ve have had:

Calculator puncher for a CPA;  Map Assistant’s Assistant; Environmental Analyst; Senior Project Manager (is that vague enough?); post-graduate researcher.

6. Five places that you’ve lived:
Davis California, Sacramento CA, Maui, Switzerland, inside my own head.
7. Five things that you did yesterday:
Ran (hooray!); shopped at Office Max; set up phone job interviews for next week (that’s a whole other blog!); prepped for said interviews; spent a fantastic evening of appetizers and drinks and dancing in celebration of the upcoming birthday of one of our good friends. 
8. Five people you would want to get to know more about:

James Aiona and Neil Abercrombie, two of the people who have already thrown their hat in the ring as candidates for Governor of Hawai’i this year.  Or/and, if I move back to California, I’ll need to learn more about the candidates who are currently running for governor there. 

What?? I don’t just vote on party lines?  I research candidates?  Shocking!

9. Abortion: for or against it?
Wo.  I guess we are past the easy part of the Meme. 
10. Do you think the world would fail with a female president?

Interesting (and slightly insulting) way of wording that question.  Am I supposed to answer this question based only on the premise that the president is female?  And what country are we talking about?  There are already female Prime Ministers and Presidents around the world.  Do I consider the current state of the world a failure?  There are shortcomings and failures all over and perhaps some can be attributed to actions by female leaders.  Many cannot. 
11. Do you believe in the death penalty?

In all honesty, that answer tends to change for me.  Currently I would say, I don’t oppose it actively.

12. Do you wish marijuana would be legalized already?
Well, it already is legal under certain circumstances in many states.  Are you asking me if I think the Federal government of the United States should legalize the sale of marijuana?  I don’t mind it being up to the individual states.  And the federal law enforcement officials under the current administration have pledged to back off from prosecuting under the federal law.  I’m comfortable with this scenario.
13. Are you for or against premarital sex?

You teach your kids what you want and I’ll do the same to my kids (if I ever have any).

14. Do you think same sex marriage should be legalized?
Yes.  Argue morality all you want but, in the meantime, live and let live. And let marry. 

15. Do you think it’s wrong that so many Hispanics are illegally moving to the USA?

Another atrociously leading question.  Why are we focusing just on Hispanics?    I think there are laws and legal processes for people to live legally in the US and to gain citizenship.  In general, I am a fan of following laws and legal processes. 
16. Should the alcohol age be lowered to eighteen?
I think it would be a pain in the ass to change the law and not necessary.  Folks under 21 will still drink.  Most won’t have to worry about being punished for it.  If it makes some kids hesitate to start drinking, fine.  I know most (all?, many?) European countries have lower drinking ages but it’s my opinion that kids in Europe are much more mature than your average 18-year old American kid. 
17. Should the war in Iraq be called off?

It’s winding down on its own.  Once you start a war, you don’t just “call it off.” 

18. Assisted suicide is illegal: do you agree?
Please get your facts straight.  Or at least clarify.  Assisted suicide is either de-facto or by-law legal in some states (physician-assisted) and several countries around the world. 
19. Do you believe in spanking your children?

I don’t have children.  Let’s just say, I was spanked and I don’t suffer any adulthood trauma because of it.  My parents effectively taught me the difference between anger and punishment.  I wasn’t randomly hit out of anger.  Ever. I think that’s a good model.
20. Do you worry that others will judge you from reading some of your answers?

I worry that others will learn nothing, be open to nothing, and ask nothing.  That worries me more than being judged by people who don’t know me.


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Check out Sunday Stealing Meme over HERE.  You can read about the origins of this week’s Meme.  I’m posting the questions and my answers.  Play along if you want! 

Sunday Stealing: The Clown’s Meme 1

1. How old will you be in five years?
Gee, thanks for starting off with a such a nice non-personal question! 
If my math is correct (and it easily could be wrong), I’ll be 43.  Thanks. 

2. Who did you spend at least two hours with today?
My Sweetie. 

3. How tall are you? 

5 feet, 2 inches and shrinking every year.

4. What do you look forward to most in the next six weeks? 

The imminent arrival this week of our very own Ice Tre to the island of Maui.

5. What’s the last movie you saw? 

Ug…..uh…..on Netflix – The Hangover, which wasn’t nearly as funny as I thought it would be.  In the theater? – egads…..I can’t remember.

6. Who was the last person you called?
My sister, I think. 

7. Who was the last person to call you? 

The insurance claims lady to tell us our car is a total loss.  Yippee.  Thanks, we figured that one out already. 

8. What was the last text message you received? 

“oh no!! where were you this time?”  after I texted T to tell her – “New quiz 4u. how many cars can we total while living in Maui?” 

9. Who was the last person to leave you a voicemail? 

I think it was Sweetie.

10. Do you prefer to call or text?
Call.  I’m a crappy texter.  

11. What were you doing at 12am last night?
Trying to fall asleep! 

12. Are your parents married/separated/divorced?
They were married at the time my father died. 

13. When is the last time you saw your mom?
Yesterday!!!!  She and my aunt flew back to California.  Miss you Mom!! 

14. What color are your eyes?

15. What time did you wake up today?
7:00, then 8:00, then 8:30.  Holiday! 

16. What are you wearing right now?
Do you really have to ask?  I live in Maui – I’m always wearing shorts and a tank top. 

17. What is your favorite christmas song? 

Oh Come, Oh Come Emmanuel 

18. Where is your favorite place to be?
Pretty much wherever there is a good collection of family and friends.  Or somewhere on a hiking trail – Hood Mountain being one of the best.  

19. Where is your least favorite place to be?
Standing on the side of a road with a smooshed car. 

20. Where would you go if you could go anywhere?
There are a ton of places Sweetie and I want to go, but our first choice right now is an east coast trip so we can visit family and friends in New York, Ohio, and North Carolina.  

21. Where do you think you’ll be in 10 years?
Somewhere on planet earth, either above or below ground.  

22. Do you tan or burn?
I tan if properly sub-blocked.  Otherwise, I burn.  Don’t we all? 

23. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?
The hallway giant.  And that clown from Poltergeist. 

24. What was the last thing that really made you laugh?
My mom and my aunt. 

25. How many TVs do you have in your house?

26. How big is your bed? 

Not big enough to avoid some territorial battles with Sweetie.

27. Do you have a laptop or desktop computer? 

My trusty laptop

29. What color are your sheets?
Beige, gold, red, and white. 
30. How many pillows do you sleep with?
Usually one 

31. What is your favorite season?

32. What do you like about Autumn?
It’s not winter yet. 

33. What do you like about winter?
It’s only temporary.  

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Foods which disgust the crap out of me: You all know how much I love food.  Not much disgusts me.  I have been known to get nauseous from green onions.  Yuck.

TV show I loathe:  Any version of The Real Housewives except the one that is my (shhhhhhhh!) secret TV guilty pleasure: The Real Housewives of New York.  When the heck is that one coming back on anyway?

Movie I loathe:  Braveheart.  Double yuck.

Music genres I loathe:   Toughie.  I appreciate at least a couple of good artists from every genre out there.  I do like regular rap but Gangsta Rap is pretty bad.

Magazine which annoys me:  Pretty much all of the ones that make money off of celebrity worship which quickly turns into celebrity trashing. 

Makes me cranky at restaurant:  When the hostess tosses a menu at a table to seat you without even looking at you.  Also, patronizing waitresses who offer me a lemonade while telling my friends about the drink specials.  However, offering me a children’s menu will definitely just make me laugh because it is so ridiculous and it offends my friends who wonder if they look old enough to be my parents.  Ha ha!  Love you guys.

Makes me cranky in public:  Incessant and unnaturally loud one-sided cell phone conversations. 

Makes me cranky in general:  People.

Pisses me off at home:  CHUKAR BIRDS.  Nobody likes you, you obnoxious birds.  Go AWAY.

Pisses me off at work:  That whiney chick in my office every day constantly interrupting my solitaire games.

Pisses me off in general:  This question is very similar to the cranky in general question.  That pisses me off.  😉

Makes me impatient at home:  Slow wi-fi connection. 

Makes me impatient at work:  Slow wi-fi connection which seriously endangers my high score on Bejeweled 2. 

Makes me impatient in public:  Elevator music.

Celebrity I hate:  I don’t care about most celebrities enough to hate any.
Music artist I hate:  Ditto. 

I could care less about:  Who gets into the Super Bowl.

Annoys the crap out of me weekdays:  Nothing in general.  I’m very easygoing, dontcha know?

Annoys the crap out of me weekends:  If Sweetie has to work both days.

Blogger’s habit that annoys you:  Which blogger?  The way that is punctuated implies one Blogger.  Do you mean Blogger the blog host?  I don’t use Blogger. 

Feature on your blog you hate:  None.  It’s my blog!

Movie star you despise:  See above.

Politician that you hate:  Hey brah.  I live on Maui.  No hate in the 808.

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