Saturday, October 22, 2016

Saturday 9: Can't Stop the Feeling! (2016)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

1) This is an upbeat, positive song. Are you feeling upbeat and positive right now?  Yes

2) Justin Timberlake is a good dancer. And why not? In this song, he sings he has "good soul in my feet." Consider your own dancing talent and compose your own lyric: I have lots of toe tapping in my feet.

3) In the video, there's dancing in the laundromat. Do you have dirty clothes in the hamper, or are you all caught up with your laundry? No, I have dirty clothes in my laundry....I do it on Saturday and Sunday, a hangover from my working days. 

4) There's also dancing in the supermarket. What do you need to pick up at the store? Salad dressing, we won a gift card recently to a store that I don't shop, except for a sugar free, fat free dressing that Mr BC really likes.....very low calorie and tasty. Promised that I would use the card to stock up.

5) This song will appear in the upcoming Dreamworks Trolls movie. Some people believe Troll dolls are good luck. Do you have a good luck charm? Not really...Mr BC has some lucky shirts and pants. 

6) Justin Timberlake loves to dunk Oreos in milk. Crazy Sam thinks this is all wrong -- the way to eat an Oreo is to twist the two halves apart and lick the cream first. Which method do you prefer, Justin's or Sam's? I don't prefer either...I am not fond of Oreos.  I know....sacrilege!

7) Justin admits to some fashion fails. He and Britney Spears wore matching denim outfits that he regrets, and he's sorry he ever tried cornrows. What about you? Can you think of a look you thought was cool at the time, but now it makes you shudder? I had a really curley, afro-like permanent in 1978. It was the only hair do, that Mr BC vocally disliked.

8) He is a very good golfer. When were you last on the golf course? I took golf for a semester in college.  I never picked up a club after the final exam. 

9) Random question: Think about your romantic involvements. Were you in love with one of them, some of them, or all of them? Only in love with Mr BC.  I must admit I was infatuated with one guy when I was younger...but it was one sided. Most of, the few guys I dated, more than a couple of times


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge with an Aura

  1. What would you say is your strongest sense? My sense of smell has not diminished as I have grown older it seems to be as strong as ever.  My hearing is poorer than it was, though Mr BC says I am not hard of hearing, rather hard of listening.  I can tune things out well.

2. Do you believe in the idea of a 'sixth sense'? Why or why not? I suppose it might exist.  I have never known someone who has it.  My cousin claimed it and maybe she did, she read people's auras and such.  I really don't know, she was very sincere she passed away last year.

3. When do you most feel like a slave to time? Explain. I guess we are all a slave to time as our lives are passing by too quickly.  I have never really felt that I was a slave to time but I am realistic when I say that my time is getting shorter. 

4. Have you ever worked in a restaurant? How would you rate the experience? If you could own a restaurant what kind would it be? I have never had that particular experience, although I once worked in a convalescent hospital handing out trays and emptying the dishwasher.  I don't think I would want to own a restaurant, I do like Mexican food.

5. Ever traced your family tree? Share something interesting you learned there. I am on and I have traced some of my side back to the late  1700's.  We have been here a while, as so far, I have not traced anyone back to immigration. I am going to get Mr BC a DNA test for a gift one of these days.

6. What did your childhood bedroom look like? It was yellow, with cute curtains that my mother made.  When I was younger I shared with my brother, but they added a room for him as we grew.  I had matching bedroom set with a desk and 2 dressers and a double bed, I also had a record player in there and of course my radio, which replaced the toys when I was a teen.

7. Anyone who knows me knows I love my dogs like they are people, because of course, they are.

8. Insert your own random thoughts here. 

I take a nap most days, I can't nap in a recliner or chair, so I lie down in the bedroom, usually it's a short nap, but when I nap too long I often think it is morning.  It is amazing to me then, that Mr BC is up and awake before me.....never happens, then I remember what year it is...... We have room darkening shades, that is why it is so nice for napping.
Happens every time I watch videos with the Grandsons. When they were small we use to watch a Serbian kids show called Kolibre, in Serbian.  What little Serbian I know is from that show and Peppa Pig (Serb translation).  Son in law only let them watch video....they still don't have a TV connected to cable etc... translated to Serbian, though now that they are older they watch videos in English as well.  They are both fluent in two languages.

   Lastly, for your viewing pleasure a Baby Hippo!


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

A Moving Hodgepodge

1. What would you say is the best and worst thing about moving house? The best thing is being able to sort through things and pitch or donate.  The worst is unpacking.  I still have boxes that are unopened 5 years later. I probably did not get rid of enough.

2. What's moved you recently?  
Moved me to distraction....the election.  I worry a lot about the direction our country is moving.  I concentrate on laughing at the funny stuff and ignoring the poison that is Facebook. People just Like and Share never checking the facts. The commercials are awful. Just poison.....


3. Do you feel your life is moving forward, backward, or is on hold? How so? I think we are on hold here.  Our goal is to keep Mr BC healthy on dialysis, it is something he will do for the rest of his life.  So far so good, but we must remain vigilant about safety.  We had a good visit with his new doctor, our previous one has gone to Mayo, and she was happy with his general health, we must be doing something right. He is so much better than he was a year ago. 

4. On the move, move mountains, get a move on, it's your move, or bust a move...which phrase best applies to some aspect of your life right now? Explain.
We need to get a move on. We need to start back walking the mall. I miss visiting with our friends.  Our morning dialysis procedure sometimes keeps us from making it on time.  We have to figure it out and do better.  
5. What song makes you want to get up and move? Happy makes me Happy!

6. Your favorite snack to grab when you're 'on the move'?  
PB&J, my go to snack. It is quick, I always have the fixings, and it is portable.

7. What one accessory makes your house feel like home? 
Candles, however, I don't light them as often as I worry about forgetting them and burning the house down. I should invest in non burning ones. I sucks being an old F**T.

8. Insert your own random thought here. 

I love all my boys!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Saturday 9-Nothing Sucks Here!

Saturday 9: My Life Would Suck Without You (2009)

Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.

Been away from posting for a while, but I still visit others and make comments when I can.  I liked the questions this week so I am back.... until I go again. I just don't seem to be up to it.
1) This video begins with Ms. Clarkson on a swing. When you were young, did you prefer the swings or the slide? We had a school at the end of our street and the play ground was within sight of our house, so I was always on the swings, there was no slide....California....not safe.

2) The first words are, "Guess this means you're sorry." Who is the last person to apologize to you? I can't even remember....probably Mr BC, because he had said something that hurt my feeling or something.

3) One of Kelly's earliest show business jobs was as an extra on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch. Do you believe in witches and warlocks? Uh, No! I know that some women can be witches....but not the magical kind.

4) Mentioning witches and seeing Kelly with a lollipop reminds Sam ... She needs to pick up a 1 lb. bag of Dum Dums for Trick or Treaters. Have you done anything in preparation for Halloween? Oh yes....I have polished off a bag of miniature snickers.  We don't have Trick or Treaters here, although, I will pick up another bag of candy, just in case. 

5) Ms. Clarkson's advice to aspiring young singers is not to listen to advice. "Everyone gives you their 2¢ worth, but you have to follow your gut." Are you good at soliciting and following advice? Or do you tend to follow your gut?  I do both, I am always ready to find out how others do things....If it seems sound....I will give it a try.

6) The year this song was popular, 2009, saw two major newspapers go out of business. Both the Seattle Post Intelligencer and Rocky Mountain published their last editions. Do you still read a paper copy of your local newspaper? No, Mr BC still gets the Joplin Globe, and reads it front to back. He had 2 school friends pass away last week.  He is, all the time telling me little tidbits, from the news.

7) In 2009, Mark Zuckerberg confirmed that Facebook tried to buy Twitter, but was rebuffed. Which social media site do you spend the most time on? Facebook and Blogger. I am old school, I don't do Twitter, Instagram etc.

8) In 2009, the Balmain Collection included a pair of jeans that retailed for $2,165. What's the most you would pay for denim pants? Never more than $39.95, lately I just get cheap jeans with elastic waist bands.  I am very un..chic! Comfortable and less than $20.00, or on sale.

9) Random question: You buy a charity raffle ticket and tuck it into a friend's birthday card. Before you can give it to her, the numbers are drawn and you realize it's worth $500. Do you still give it to her?  I would probably keep the prize if I was so late with the card, that the numbers had been drawn. 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday 9

 Saturday 9: The Trolley Song (1944) ... Because Stacey suggested Judy Garland. Unfamiliar with this week's tune? Hear it here.
1) In this movie clip, just about everyone (except Judy) is wearing a hat. Do you wear hats for fashion, for warmth or for both? I will wear a hat if I am going to be in the sun for a while and a knit hat in cold weather.  Since I usually wear a baseball cap for shade, I can't say I wear hats for fashion.  I don't really look good in hats.
2) This song is from Meet Me in St. Louis, which was a huge hit and the second highest grossing movie of 1944. When is the last time you watched a movie in the theater?  Les Miz, so many years ago, the music, was good.

3) The movie follows the Smith family as their hometown, St. Louis, to prepares to host the 1904 World's Fair. What's the biggest thing happening in your hometown? They have Main Street closed for a carnival this weekend.  Mr BC says it is something to do with Veterans.

4) This week's featured artist, Judy Garland, is best known as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. That movie is shown so often that Sam thinks she may have seen it a dozen times. Is there a movie or holiday special you've seen over and over?

The Big Chill, I have it and I would watch it if it were on, anytime.

5) Judy admitted to being perpetually tardy. Are you usually prompt? Or are you always running late? I tend to promptness and will usually be too early for appointments and such.

6) Judy's first professional performance was a rendition of "Jingle Bells" when she was just two. How old were you when you entered your chosen profession? I wouldn't say banking was a chosen profession, my best friend got me my first job in banking, when I was 22 and I stayed with it, as a path of least resistance.  I hit my stride when
I got into training.
  7) Thinking of "Jingle Bells," here's a wintery question for a hot summer day: What's your favorite carol? I like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, which was also in this movie.
8) Judy was a very demonstrative person. She enjoyed hugs and admitted that, when she nervous, she took emotional support from physically reaching out. Are you demonstrative? With close friends and family. I really don't like people to move into my 36 inch bubble if I don't know them.  Mr BC saw a Dr at Kansas UMC last week, who would have made me very uncomfortable, because he was in too close, to him before the examination started.
9) She told Barbara Walters that people would be surprised to learn that she was a good cook and specialized in desserts. Do you have a sweet tooth? Oh yes, so sweet!  I love dessert first and best. I brought home a tart from Trader Joe's last week.  I still have one piece left and I will have it for breakfast this morning. (Fri)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Sunday Stealing: The Gal's Meme, Part Two

What did your last text message say? There is an Ikea in Kansas City! Actually it is in Merriam, KS.  DD2 texted back, Really? I need a new couch...Hmmmm.
  Are you someone’s best friend? Tell us about your friendship. Well, other than Mr BC, I have a lot of dear friends, but lately Mr BC and I have been self contained. I have a best friend from High School that I found on Facebook and it was pretty amazing...we talked on the phone for a couple of hours, catching up, and it got to be like we just left each other. That is a cool thing.
  What are you doing tomorrow? Completing paper work for the UC Kansas City, Transplant Center and getting it faxed ASAP.  Mr BCs, Nephrologist, suggested that if we wanted to be considered, we should look into it soon, as, if accepted it could take up to 3years.  He was less than enthusiastic, assuming because of his age...etc. that it might be a longshot that, Mr BC would be accepted.  After testing and conversations all day long, they were pleasantly encouraging, we are not listed yet, but after the paperwork is completed, he will be discussed by the committee. We would have a lot of thinking to do.  It is not a simple procedure.

What do you think of when you think of Australia? Koala bears and kangaroos.  Also lately the internet has been full of pictures of stuff that can kill Australia. 

Last person you talked to on the phone? What about? One of the nurses at the Dialysis center, about his medicine list. I really need to sign him up so we can get medical record our self.  
Any plans today? Do tell.  Not really, Sundays are lazy for us.  
What makes you happy? My grandsons and my puppies.  My spirits are lifted by both.  
What’s your favorite room where you live? My cozy living room and my blackout curtains in the bedroom.  
Biggest annoyance in your life right now? It was fleas, but I got that under control now.  We still have a gnat problem, it's getting better. They aren't fruit flies and I thought they had something to do with the dextrose in Mr BCs dialyses solution.  But yesterday DD2, said she had them as well.  I now that it has something to do with the warm winter we had.....just like the fleas.

Last movie you saw? Review, please. We only stream movies...I saw Our Brand is Crisis. A battle-hardened American political consultant is sent to help re-elect a controversial president in Bolivia, where she must compete with a long-term rival working for another candidate. Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton.  It didn't have the best reviews but it was ok since I wasn't paying for it. DD2 shares HBOgo with us.  It had its comedic moments and the cast was good. Put me in mind of what is probably going on now in the campaigns. The leads were very cynical in what they did as campaign managers, but it had a reasonably happy ending. With Bullock coming out ahead.
If you are jealous of anyone, tell us about it. I don't think so, an answer did not pop into my mind. immediately.  
What is the most serious relationship you’ve had? Mr BC. we did all his evaluation, Friday, our 49th anniversary.

Should anyone be jealous of you? My good marriage, maybe.  
What do you usually do during the work day? Housework, grocery shopping, dialysis procedures...some paperwork,  walking the dogs daily and early, this summer.  TV,  computer, napping....what can I say, I am retired.
  Tell us about someone that you really don’t care for.  One of the members of Mr BCs dialysis....really talks too much.  We roll our eyes every time.

Do you use the phrase “Have a good one” daily? Not really.
  How old do you wish you’d be turning on your next birthday? Why? Well last month I turned 69 and that was okay, maybe start over again at 45 and be retired like I am now. I was still feeling good in my 40's
Do you still like amusement parks? Not really. Tell us about your last trip to one. We went with the boys on their first trip to Disneyland and it was nice, but once is enough. Their folks can take them the next time.

How did you get one of your scars? The one on my foot can still make me, quivver...just thinking about it.  When I was in high school...I didn't keep a clean room.  I had broken a picture frame and did not clean up very well.  A large shard was wrapped up in my dust ruffle and when I was dancing around the room, I stepped on it and it pushed thru the bottom of my foot and out right by the ankle.  I tell the weather with that scar.  I have a couple of microsurgery scars as well.

Will you still love me tomorrow? Sure!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your summer so far? Why?
(1=eh and 10=best summer ever)  

I wish I could give it a I wouldn't sound like a broken record. I have been complaining about the heat since June.  It has been a boring summer, stuck in the house most of the day. 1=eh.

2. July 26th is National Aunts and Uncles Day. Did you have many aunts and uncles growing up? Were you especially close to any one or maybe all of them? Are you an aunt? (or uncle for the men who join here on Wednesdays) Share a favorite memory relating to one of your own aunts or uncles or relating to a niece or nephew who call you Aunt (or Uncle).  

I had Aunts and Uncles and I am an aunt to 2 nieces and 2 nephews. Uncle Bucky was my favorite  .  He was a big gruff teddy bear, who had a story for everything.  When we were younger, he had a big gold front tooth, that I always though was attractive.....???? I wanted to know how to get one. He told me that when he was my age and he lost his front tooth, it came in gold, because he never, ever stuck his tongue in the space.  Of course, I had 2 chances for a gold tooth and was never successful.
My niece Megan was about one and sitting in the highchair eating at our house. Our puppy at the time Tai was a jumper and he was jumping up at Megan making her anxious.  Mr BC yelled NO Tai, and Megan began crying.  It wasn't her he was yelling at, but, she wouldn't have it....She wouldn't smile or go to him until she was about 3 years old. I still tease him that she loves me best.

Megan and Aunt Katie, she still loves me most!

3. What's your favorite food dipped in chocolate? What's your favorite food dipped in cheese? 
I haven't had one for a while but I love chocolate dipped frozen Bananas.  Bread dipped in fondue cheese is great.  I haven't had that for a while either.

4. When were you last astonished by something? Explain. No explanation needed....Trump making it so far in the presidential run-up. I am astonished and dismayed, there is a chance he could win.

5. Surf board, paddle board, ironing board, Pinterest board, score board, clip board, bulletin board...which board have you most recently encountered? I keep some of Mr BCs health information on a clip board, also information on emergency procedures, so that it is close at hand.

 6. What's your favorite story from scripture? Why that story? 
David and Goliath: David, a young boy, kills Goliath, a giant, with a stone, by faith

7. If you were to travel from the east coast to the west coast in your own country, which five cities would you most want to see?
Boston, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Anchorage. I've been to San Francisco, but I love it. The other cities would be new to me.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I really like Michele Obama, I think she is a fantastic First Lady, Mother and Human.  It was when my so called Facebook friends started posting mean things about her that I started hiding them.