Buy them both Rena said. Etsy’s great, Katya said. Etsy’s so inexpensive, I said. Why the hell not?
The devils on my shoulder.
So, what do you think of my new earrings?
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1. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever witnessed on public transportation (bus, train, plane, subway, etc.)?
Once, on the tube in London coming back from a very lovely version of My Fair Lady at the Drury Lane Theatre, a group of about six guys got on. They were loud and obviously drunk and had on pub crawl t-shirts (the ones where there is a list of pubs on the back and you check them off with a sharpie as you drink. all but two were checked off). Anyone, one big guy, a ginger, really cute, maybe 25 at the max, was singing and basically having a great time — they were fun drunks, not annoying ones — and half way through the song, he reached over and dragged the guy next to him — skinny, glasses, curly black hair, same age — into a very, very down and dirty kiss that lasted long enough everyone on the train started to get uncomfortable. Their friends were staring in complete shock. Then Ginger guy stepped back and sang, yes sang, “Guess what? I’m gay!” No clue what happened after that because the train stopped, the doors opened and the guy got off singing some made up song about being gay with his arm around a very confused Glasses Guy.
2. Where do you do your laundry? Do you like this arrangement? What would improve it?
Downstairs in our storage room. I hate the arrangement. 18 stairs to carry laundry up and down, an unfinished basement area with cobwebs and stacks of boxes. My dream house has a laundry room on the same floor as the bedrooms.
3. What variety of tea speaks to you most on a personal level? If tea is not your cup of tea, what hot beverage?
My favorite blend is Chai Yen Thai Tea from Teavanna. I’m a tea nerd. I can drink a pot of that tea in a morning and make a second one to turn into iced tea in the afternoon.
4. You must give up either reading books or watching TV/Movies forever. Which do you choose?
Hair pulling time. Augh. Okay. TV/Movies. Books are blood. But then I’d miss Supernatural. Aug. Why must I give them up? Can I pull a Kobayashi Maru and change the rules?
5. Which ancient monument is your favorite? Feel free to choose from around the globe, and give reasons for your choice.
Stonehenge … because we know so little about the people who built it and what they were like. Reminds me how easily things we are sure we know .. like the druids built it … fall apart as we learn more. I teach British Lit and we start around 500 a.d. … and the first monument erected at the site was there in 3500 b.c. There are still mysteries in life. And I’m glad for it.
Some neighbors just moved in a couple of houses down,and my mom said I should bake a pie. I have been informed that this may not be acceptable.
Update:I fixed it.
Update:I get to keep the pie.
Even while away, the fashionablesassycupcake is killing me slowly with those maple, pancake, bacon cupcakes.
So, lots of shit happening around the Cake!family house. My mom has sold her condo and we’re going to help pack up all her stuff (and it is an impossible amount of knick knacks and other things. Not kidding. She collects Snow Village, nativity sets, angels, and grandmas/grandpas. AND artwork from two favorite painters. Serious plastic tubbage going on.) She doesn’t have a reliable wifi connection, so I’ll mostly be on my new phone with the for-shit tumblr app.
I doubt I’ll get much writing done as I’ll be shepherding her through crying jags, bouts of depression, and basically getting her ready to move right after we leave. I’ll be so emotionally drained, I imagine I’ll sleep for a few days when we finally get back. Even if I manage to sneak off and write for my sanity’s sake, I won’t be able to post anything unless I find a Panera or a Starbuck’s for a few hours (which sounds good now and will sound like Nirvana in a few days).
Just wanted to let those of you waiting with baited breath for me to update know. Will be a bit. :-(
Keep me in your thoughts. This is a really hard time for my mom and the family in general.
Need food. Must go. Grading coma approaching. Getting in car to find nourishment….
*add zombie picture here of person with squinty eyes, sore fingers, and flames licking up the side of her head*
for hawksmyguy … if you check the box then after you post it you will be able to add multiple chapters. :)
unf. Damn. Okay. okay. I’ll work on it for a bit. :)
you are bad! I have a class to teach in an hour!
For Jamie ;)
It’s on the way! I have this thing called work, woman! :)