Friday, December 7, 2007

per LaDawn's request.

Attention to my blog.
I did answer the list of questions.   Whose psychology/sociology paper am I now a part of?

The first of December I thought I might write a poem a day during December for this blog.  I'm already seven days behind. 

For my friend Joan:  Today is your birthday.  Your are my role model.  You are amazing.  Fifteen years my senior, when you started sprinting to the finish in the Davis Turkey Trot, I could not catch you.  Keep pulling me along.  You do set the bar high.   Your parties are the best and I wish you many, many more birthdays.
 I am spending a lot of time practicing for the Winter Showcase at the dance studio.  I am part of The Girlfriends.  We are dancing a cha cha show piece.

Although I'm about 1500 miles away from Omaha, the shooting has made me sad.  I'm grateful that none of my family was shopping that day.  I have been wondering if they knew any of the victims.  
Why is this country fighting terrorists in foreign lands when we continue to have plenty of home-grown ones?   

The HOLIDAY season makes me cranky and I don't even shop or bake or travel.

1. Were you named after anyone?  I don't know.  Maybe Myrna Loy because people of a certain age ask if I was.
2. When was the last time you cried? This morning watching the photos of the Omaha victims.  I also cry when I'm proud of someone, sad, happy or touching TV commercials.
3. Do you like your handwriting? Sometimes.
4. What is your favorite lunch meat? Real turkey
5. Do you have kids?  1 son 2 daughters
6. If you were another person would you be friends with you? Maybe.
7. Do you use sarcasm a lot?  I'm trying to quit.
8. Do you still have your tonsils? Yes.
9. Would you bungee jump? No.
10. What is your favorite cereal? Oatmeal with walnuts and raisins and Honey Nut Cheerios
11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?  Yes, How else can you get them off?
12. Do you think you're strong? Yes.
13 What is your favorite ice cream?  Ben & Jerry's Cherry Garcia
14. What is the first thing you notice about people? Eyes.
15. Red or pink?  Pink.
16. What is your least favorite thing about yourself? My weight, but only the part that won't go away.
17. Who do you miss the most? I really can't say.
18. What color pants and shoes are you wearing?  Black.
19. What was the last thing you ate? A phony Oreo.
20. What are you listening to right now?  The hum of my external hard drive.
21. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Magenta
22. Favorite smells? Mountains, oceans and newborn babies.
23. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?  Denise.
24. Do you like the person who sent this to you?  I think so.
25. Favorite sports to watch?  WNBA Basketball.
26. Hair color? Brown with gray.
27. Eye color? Hazel
28. Do you wear contacts? Yes.
29. Favorite food? A real hamburger.
30. Scary movies or happy endings? Happy endings
31. Last movie you watched? Lover Come Back, Doris Day and Rock Hudson.
32. What color shirt are you wearing? Black
33. Summer or winter?  Winter
34. Hugs or Kisses? Hugs
35. Favorite dessert? Blueberry pie al a mode.
36. What book are you reading now?  The Four Gated City by Doris Lessing.
37. What is on your mouse pad?  Puffins photographed by Tom Mangelsen.
38. What did you watch on TV late last night? Nothing.
39. Favorite sound?  The migrating geese that just flew by.
40. Rolling Stones or Beatles?  Beatles
41. What is the farthest you have been from home? Barcelona Spain
42. Do you have a special talent? I don't really know.
43. Where were you born?  Oakland, NE
 (Some answers subject to change without notice)