Friday’s Feast – Feast One Hundred & Twenty One

Friday’s Feast – Friday, December 08, 2006
Appetizer
Which language would you like to learn and why?
Spanish.  I already have several years of it under my belt from WAY back in high school.  I love the Hispanic culture and want to move down to the Mexican border to Brownsville Texas and Teach there.  I would love to be Bilingual.  If not Spanish then I would love to become fluent in Russian.  I know, the two languages aren’t exactly similar but it is the next language that I would like to learn.

Soup
What’s the funniest thing you’ve heard or read so far this week?
It would probably just be time spent playing with Mik and Joee.  Those two can be real characters.  Last night I had her tucked her inside my coat to keep her (actually me) warmer, and she was playing a game with a little cardboard doll where she was sticking it in my mouth and I would close my mouth over it .  If I didn’t open up soon enough for her tastes then she would stick her bottom lip out and pretend to pout and cry to make daddy open up for her.  Yeah she knows who is boss when it comes to Daddy all right.

Salad
Which movie was so bad you couldn’t watch the whole thing?
Ugh, there are some REAL doozies out there.  The sad thing is I can’t  seem to bring to mind a sing movie that I can name right now that I had to turn off.  I know I Hate Paula Dean on the Food Channel. Does that count? No? alright.  Let me think.  Thelma and Louise?  I pretty much tanked that one.  

Main Course
If there were a holiday in your honor that didn’t use your actual name, what would the day be called?
St. Geektrick’s Day.  The Greater Cincinnati Aquarium Society Bi-Annual Fish Auction and Swap Meet?  I told ya St. Geektrics Day.

Dessert
Name one movie which is coming out soon that you would like to see.

The Transformers Movie

Definitely St. Geektric’s Day

Wednesday Mind Hump – Yesterday Was Microwave Oven Day!

Wednesday Mind hump 

OK tosay’s Wednesday MindHump is  Day Late and a Dollar Short Buit Yesterday was Hectic.  I will get to that in my next entry. 

Today is Microwave Oven Day!

1.  How old is your microwave oven?

2.  How many times in a day do you use your microwave oven, and what do you usually use it for?

3.  What’s your favorite microwavable treat?

4.  Ever had a microwave disaster?  Tell us about it!

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Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. If one of the questions doesn’t inspire you then simply “pass” it. Just use your imagination!

If you don’t have a blog or you’re an exhibitionist *woo hoo* feel free to hump right here in our comments section. There’s absolutely no pressure … although it’s called the Wednesday Mind Hump

Now on to My own Answers

1.  How old is your microwave oven?I  would say probably about 5 or 6 years old.

2.  How many times in a day do you use your microwave oven, and what do you usually use it for?

I use it probably once a day, but it gets used 3 or four times aday at least in my house betwen myself, Mary , and the kids.  I use it for any number of things, popcorn, heating dinner, reheating leftovers,  or cooking oatmeal.

3.  What’s your favorite microwavable treat? Popcorn

4.  Ever had a microwave disaster?  Tell us about it!Well I exploded an unopended egg in the microwave a couple of times but that was always intentional.  And I pretty much say ANY time you cook eggs in the microwave the smell  most definately qualifies as a disaster.

Monday Meme 29 : 2006-12-04 : Happy Holidays

Monday Meme 29 : 2005-12-05 : Happy Holidays

1. Do you send out holiday cards? If so, do you make them or buy them?

Yes. We try to every year. We have both Bought and made. Well sort of made. We try to include a Family Christmas Picture. This Year The Card is a Decked Out Christmas Family Picture That IS the Card.

2. If you get a Christmas tree, do you prefer real or fake? Colored lights or all white?

Fake Tree all the way. Colored lights. Cheesy to the MAX. a Hodge Podge of mismatched ornaments collected over the years. Too many for just one tree but they represent our families efforts at collecting them.

3. Do you have any family traditions around the holidays?

Well, there is driving around looking at Christmas Lights. Going to The Conservatory. Pizza Hut Christmas Eve with The Bowlds Families. Breakfast at Grandma NiNi’s. Opening a Gift Christmas Eve. Christmas Jammies for the kids.

4. Does it snow around the holidays where you live? Do you like it that way?

Some years it does. Yeah I actually do like a white Christmas.

5. What is at the top of your holiday wishlist this year?

A happy Christmas For my kids.

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Friday’s Feast One Hundred & Twenty

Appetizer
Have you ever flown in a helicopter?

Yes, I flew in a helicopter with my family (Mary , Stephani, Katie, and Brontë) in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.  It was a long time ago in an April near Easter. and it was just a sort flight but it was lots of fun.

Soup
What color is your warmest coat or jacket?

Red and Black. and made of down.  Somewhere there is a very cold duck or goose.

Salad
What is your favorite rainy day activity?

Sleeping or going to the movies with Mary.

Main Course
Describe your hands.

I have big hands.  They have been calloused and stained with creosote from steel re-bar.  They have been smooth and callous free from years in the classroom and office.  They have been calloused again from working in landscaping and hardscaping with my brother-in-law Doug.  They are Strong hands.  I prefer the nails very short and clean.  I don’t know whether I like them better with or without the callouses.

Dessert
If you could eat only one nut for the rest of your life, what nut
would you pick?

I would have to say cashews.  I like cashews best.  Or maybe Mary she is a nut.

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Wednesday Mindhump…Not Really

mindhump

OK, The Wednesday Mind hump for today is supposed to consist of these questions.

1.  Who is your favorite electric guitarist?  Or top three, if you can’t decide on one?

2.  Describe your dream guitar.  What color is it?  What brand?  What special touches does it have?

3.  Bass guitars are electric guitars too.  Who is your favorite bassist?

4.  Name one of your favorite electric guitar solos.
Unfortunately I don’t know the difference in a Fender and a Gibson so I  will fall back on the Wednesday Mind Hump rules that …

” The rules are, there are no rules!!! All you need to do is copy and paste the above questions into your blog and add your responses. After you’ve finished, return here and leave us a comment so we’ll know you’ve humped. Be sure your hump is linked back to http://bdinsanity.blogdrive.com so others can hump too.

Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. If one of the questions doesn’t inspire you then simply “pass” it. Just use your imagination!”

…Thus, I will answer this question instead.

You just moved to Sesame Street where all the great Muppets live. But space is tight so you have to have a roommate. Which of the characters on Sesame Street or from the Muppet movies would you pick to be your roommate and why?

I would most definitely choose Kermit the Frog.  I like Kermit.  He is a pretty laid back guy.  He doesn’t seem like he would mind any of my idiosyncrasy\ies as a roomie and he seems like he could cheer me up if I get down.  He also seems as if he could really know how to bust a move when it came time to cut loose and party.  I can’t say his girlfriend and I would get along so well, but I guess I could just steer clear of her to avoid trouble.  Besides, Kermit sings one of my all time favorite songs, “The Rainbow Connection.”

 

 

Monday Meme 28 : 2006-11-27 : Make it Count 3

Monday Meme 28 : 2005-11-28 : Make it Count 3

1. Name the 1 song that makes you think of December the most:

Silver Bells. It just does.

2. List the last 2 hot beverages you drink:

Hot Apple Cider. Hot Chocolate. Josette stole all of my whipped cream off of it though.

3. List 3 things you hope to accomplish before the end of the year:

-Stop feeling icky and get warm.
-Get my kids’ christmas shopping done.
-Get my Mbuna Tank mortality rate under control.

4. List 4 people you have to buy holiday gifts for:

None. I WANT to buy for…
-Mary
-My Kids
-Grandma NiNi
-Grandpa NiNi

5. List 5 things that are on your holiday wishlist:

-Fossil Watch
-Fish Books
-My kids to like their gifts
-To be able to get Mary the gift I want to.
-AIBO ERS-210

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Monday Meme 27 : 2006-11-20 : Happy Thanksgiving!

 Monday Meme 27 : 2005-11-21 : Happy Thanksgiving!

1. Do you celebrate Thanksgiving? What are you doing this year?

Hooooo Yeah! I definitely Celebrate Thanksgiving. it’s my big Fav! This year I am cooking for MY Mother and Father-in-Law. And My GrandPa Bill and Judy Lidyard. Those are definite. Also there will pretty sure be My aunt Peggy and Uncle Larry, and their Daughter’s Trina and Jaimie, and Trina;’s Daughter’s Britanny and Charity and Trina’s son Dakota. Then Britanny’s new Baby (I am bad I don’t know the new baby’s name yet). Then Jamie’s two girls. One of em I always call dora cause she looks like Dora the explorer but her name is….(ugh…leave me alone I am have a REALLY bad day here) …. ?????? ….ok well the other one is Yasmin! Holly is standing me up to go and take Gene and Gene Stewart and Parker Kent to Brandy’s to eat vegetarian (translation pinko-communist FAKE) Turkey cause that’s what Brandy cooks and Brandy is a vegetarian and wont listen to me when I tell her I will cook her lots of veggie dishes if she comes to my house. But I digress, Mary’s Brother Joey will be there and Maybe her Brother Eric and his son Brian. I invited her brother John and his wife Amanda but I know they have to go to her family so that is ok. Mary’s sister Therese is cooking for her Mother In Law at her house so She and her family won’t be here. Mary’s Brother Bob and his family don’t come anymore to see us either on Thanksgiving….They say they have to go to Grandma Carol’s. I invited My aunt Renee to come when I saw her at Frisch’s the other night because she said her kids were going o their in-laws but she says she has to work that night so she doubts that she will come. But I made sure that she knew she was welcome.

2. What is your favorite holiday meal? What about dessert?

Thanksgiving dinner that I cook. Nanner puddin. I forgot to add that to the list of deserts in my earlier post.

3. Do you gain weight over the holiday season? Do you go on a diet in the new year?

No and no. I actually lost weight the year BEFORE I had my gastric bypass during the holiday season.

4. Are you going shopping on “Black Friday”? Are you willing to stand in long lines for great sales?

Yes I am going sort of. I have to work this year on Black Friday for the first time ever. So I will be out in the crowd waiting for the initial rush but then have to go in to work. I am willing to wait in the lines. the last several years though the deals have become really crappy and just not at all worth the wait but we would still go out and not buy rally that much just for the tradition and for Mary and I to spend the time together holding hands and being together and enjoying a different king of more “holiday seasonal rush” that has more to do with shopping and less to do with spending.

5. What/who are you thankful for?

My Grandpa, My In-laws, My wife, My Kids, My pets, My Home, My Job.

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Wednesday Mind Hump – Word Association

Wednesday Mind Hump

Hi everyone!  Today is Pike’s Peak Day.  Ok, then.  I think I’ll do an “I say, you think” game instead.

Tell me what each word makes you think of.

Star
Dumb
Blue
Stop
Give
Hey
Just a
Let’s

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So Now for My responses…..

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Wednesday Mind Hump – Word Association

Wednesday Mind Hump

Hi everyone!  Today is Pike’s Peak Day.  Ok,
then.  I think I’ll do an “I say, you think” game instead.

Tell me what each word makes you think of.

Star
Dumb
Blue
Stop
Give
Hey
Just a
Let’s

The rules are, there are no rules!!! All you need to do is copy and
paste the above questions into your blog and add your responses. After
you’ve finished, return here and leave us a comment so we’ll know
you’ve humped. Be sure your hump is linked back to http://bdinsanity.blogdrive.com
so others can hump too.

Remember, there are no right or wrong answers. If one of the questions

If you don’t have a blog or you’re an exhibitionist *woo hoo* feel free
to hump right here in our comments section. There’s absolutely no
pressure … although it’s called the Wednesday Mind Hump you can hump
on any day.

So Now for My responses…..

Star

Those little gold stars
you used to get in like kidergaten on your papers when you did a good
job.

Dumb

and Dumber.
 The sad thing is I didn’t really like this movie.
 but it is what I  thought of.
Blue

Elvis Presley!
 I’lla Havva Bluuuue  Christmasssss without You!
 I really do think he rocks!

Stop


…In the  Name of Love.
 before you break my heart.  Think it O-o-ver!
  Boy I am in a musical mood.

Give

to the Needy.
 I gave Mary’s lunch money ($5) to a homeless lookin guy
sittin on the street in front of a liqor store the other day.
 he asked me for spare change.  I didn’t have any .
 I told him to wait a sec.  ran to the minivan,
grabbed the 5 out of the ashtray,  and ran it back to him.
 He thanked me profusely, said god bless you, walked away from
the liquor store, and to Sis’s restaureant across the street to get
something to eat.  Now tell me THAT was not a test of my
faith.  I could have ignored him because he was in front of a
liquor store.  But I didn’t.  (oh…on a side
note…Mary didn’t go without.  I gave her a $20
for lunch.)

Hey

is for Horses.
Just a

fied?  I really
don’t think of anythingon this one.

Let’s

get ready to rumble!

Monday Meme 26 : 2006-11-13 : Survivor

Monday Meme 26 : 2005-11-14 : Survivor

1. List 5 people you’d want with you if you were stranded on a deserted island:

WE are gonna forgo my obvious assumption of my wife and kids because i can’t squeeze them into the five here and I honestlty do genuinely love them and want them with me although it is tough to say wheather I would want to wish that upon them maybe there is a deep philosophiocal question buried in here somewhere. Hmmmm…..who do I want with me? Specifically.

Assuming they are still alive NOW and I have to name a specific name and they ahve to be a real person not a fictional character. (yes I am imposing these upon myself)

ummmmmm….let’s start with….

a. Dawg the Bounty Hunter – That dude HAS to know how to survive. He can be the leader.

b. Caqrlos Mencia – Hey somebaody has to keep the spirits up. and I also picture Carlos as being a survivor.

c. Chris a.k.a. KYBlogger – I mean he is a fit straight arrow guy I think. and he already seems to have a survivalist mentality.

d. Dr. Dwayne Smith – He performed my Gastric Bypass. I figure he is a Syurgeon. Definitely could come in handy if stranded on a Desert Island.

e. Bobbi Flay – That Chef Guy on The Cookibg Channel. Hey We gotta eat.

2. What 4 cds would you want with you (supposing you had a boom box)?

I am not really much into into CD’s much. I guess Enya – The Memory of Trees. and let the other guys pick some.

3. What 3 survival items would you want to bring?

a Tent/shelter
b water purification system
c a good knife

4. What 2 food/beverage items would you miss the most?

tea
splenda

5. What is the 1 thing you’d miss the least?

The Holiday Shopping season

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