Thursday, July 27, 2017
AROUND THE HOUSE
I always like Q &A's so I lifted this one from Myra's blog
It's called Around the House. There's a question for every room.
What's your sleep schedule?
Sleep? Schedule?? ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
I haven't had a sleep schedule since I was in high school. I'm inherently nocturnal and usually get by with as little sleep as possible. Four hours. Six at the most.
Presently, I go to bed at dawn and get up around 9:00 or 10:00 in the morning. Once in awhile I'll nap for an hour in late afternoon.
Favorite comfort food?
That's a tough one because it completely depends on my mood. Are we talking snacks?
How about cheese crackers with Cheez Whiz?
Peanut butter on an apple...or on a chocolate bar. Chocolate mint ice cream. Pizza!!! Pizza, any time, anywhere.
Showers or baths? Bubbles? Bath bombs?
Showers, definitely. I've always maintained that if you take a bath, you're soaking in your own filth.
long ago, in California, I used to occasionally indulge in baths - surrounded by scented candles. I can be romantic at unexpected moments.
So - what the hell is a "bath bomb"??
Is that when someone blows a fart in the tub and unexpected bubbles surface?
Sum up your style in a few words.
Disaster. Not nearly enough space. My house in Texas had huge walk-in closets. Here in the Tennessee boonies my closets are cramped.
Favorite party or board games?
First of all, I haven't heard the term "parlor" used since F. Scott Fitzgerald was courting Zelda Sayre.
Party games? How about strip poker?
Actually, I haven't played a board game since I was a kid. I loved Monopoly, Why?, and Clue.
What do you like to do with your family?
A challenging game of Russian Roulette.
.....but seriously - I like to entertain my cats. And they love to drive me crazy.
Special occasion food?
Heck, I haven't had a "special occasion" since the Suffragettes were marching in London.
Can't think of anything clever for this one. Perhaps steak and champagne.
Favorite tree? Flower?
Maple. Oak. Weeping Willow.
Gardenias. White roses. Honeysuckle.
What's one thing you have a sentimental attachment to and you will never throw away?
I have to get serious here, which I'm very reluctant to do.
The things I cherished more than anything on earth were my diaries and journals (over forty hand-written volumes) and all the piano music that belonged to my mother and grandmother (over 100 manuscripts).
They were among the many items the movers "lost" when I moved to Tennessee.
Favorite book genre?
As a voracious reader, I like anything. But my favorites tend to be biographies and memoirs.
And good old horror stories - - not the crap that's written nowadays.
If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
I'd like to be the Pope.
I could wear crowns, robes, costly jewels. People would worship me, kiss my hand, kiss my ass.
I could molest choir boys.
Have you been to a sleep over? If so, when was your first? Do you like them?
Depends on whom I'm sleeping with.
He says with a smile.
Actually I can only remember one sleep over, when I was ten.
We stayed over at the home of a boy named Bernie, who was very effeminate. In the middle of the night, Bernie suggested that we should all get naked. In eager anticipation, he suffered a severe asthma attack and had to be rushed to the hospital.
I swear to God, that's a true story!
Do you prefer small gatherings, large parties, or one-on-one meetings?
One-on-one meetings. I guess.
Favorite meal to make?
Hungry Man TV dinner.
Are they getting smaller? One usually isn't enough to satisfy my appetite.
Favorite and least favorite chores?
Least favorite: cooking, washing dishes, cleaning floors.
Favorite (?): dusting, washing windows.
Favorite mode of transportation?
Rickshaw. Train. Pack mule.
Favorite car is this 1929 Packard. Yes!!!
I'm in love!!!
Do you wear make-up? If so, what item can't you live without?
Are you jesting? Hell, I don't need make-up. I need an embalmer.
What was the most nerve wracking experience you've ever had?
I've had so many nerve-wracking experiences that I get panic attacks just thinking of them.
When I was unconscious and almost died from a SEVERE reaction to Penicillin.
When I worked the midnight shift ALL ALONE with a man who turned out to be a serial killer (no joke - I wrote a blog post about it).
When I came face-to-face with a mountain lion in Nevada.
My life is worthy of a book. And I'm working on it.....