Saturday, April 19, 2014

Hippity Hoppity-Saturday 9

1) Which do you prefer: colored hard-boiled eggs, chocolate marshmallow eggs, or plastic eggs with coins inside? 
Any thing with chocolate would be my preference.  

2) What's your favorite color of Peeps (yellow, purple, or pink)? For the actual peeps chicks.....yellow, any color for the bunnies are fine.  Too much sugar.  I use to love Peeps after they got a little hard and chewy.

3) All this talk of sweets is making Sam hungry. What's for lunch? 
We generally have something light for lunch, I sometimes have a peanut butter and banana sandwich, Mr BC is fond of tuna or BLT.

4) This song was introduced by country singer Gene Autry and it's still a favorite. Please share some of the lyrics. (And you're on your own; Sam didn't include a link to the song this week.)
Hippity, Hoppity, Easter is on its way! I think I actually had that Golden record when I was a kid.

5) Gene Autry was so popular that a town in Oklahoma named itself for him. Have you ever been to Oklahoma? 
Well we have to drive thru OK when we go to CA....however, I went to OK to visit family when I was young.  Dad was born in Homestead, OK and my cousins still live there.  We are right next door in Missouri.

6) In addition to singing, Mr. Autry made 93 cowboy movies. What's the last movie you saw? 

Saving Mr Banks, I enjoyed it so much I wanted to read more about. They have it on Kindle, I will probably download it when I finish the two books I am currently reading.

7) He and his horse Champion also had a TV show. Can you name another famous horse? 

Roy Roger's Trigger, the Lone Ranger's Silver, and Hopalong Cassidy's Topper. I saw Hopalong at the Rose Parade every year when I was young. 

8) Gene Autry also recorded "Rudolph, The Red Nosed Reindeer," and it was, of course, wildly popular, too. Who is your favorite recording artist?

So many to choose from...I am not sure I have a favorite. To be consistent to the answers for the same question.... Andrea Bocelli.

9) Back to the holiday celebration at hand -- Easter is considered the season of rebirth. What leaves you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated?
Well a pedicure or massage and getting my hair done would rate high on the list. A short nap can do wonders.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Peep into Spring Chat
1.  What are you doing for Easter? We enjoy a non-secular spring celebration this time of year.  I did leave some goodies for my grandsons baskets with their mom, but we will just be enjoying the Spring that has finally come to Missouri.

2.  How many spring flowers have you noticed the last week or so? I flew back from Santa Barbara yesterday, and the forsythia have the last of the yellow blooms and my redbud trees are in full bloom.  My daffodils are gone....and the tulips have not come into bloom yet, so I can look forward to that. One of joys of my first spring in this house, (2 years ago) was all the bulbs my MIL had planted.  We had never been here in the spring before, when she was living in this house. It was a big surprise.

3.  What was your favorite thing in an Easter basket, or as dessert at Easter dinner? I am still a lover of jelly beans and Peeps.

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4.  If you were a dog, what kind would you be? A Welsh Corgi, she gets a lot of attention when I walk her and she is cute as a button.  

5.  What are your favorite pizza toppings? I always get a vegetarian pizza, because all the traditional meat toppings give me heartburn anymore.  We just had a yummy one delivered last night since Mr BC had not done any real shopping for the whole time I was gone (3 weeks). When he ran out of the things I had left for him, he started eating things he didn't have to cook. There wasn't a box of cereal left on the shelf.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Chats on the Terrible Twos
1.  What has kept you busy lately?
This guy is keeping me busy, today was challenging because he had a meltdown when I tried to take him home from the park.
2.  Are you making or creating anything? Memories with my 2nd grandson.  He is staying home with Mama and Gramma while his brother and dad are in Belgrade.
3.  What are you really hungry for right now? Lunch.....but I want to get this posted before I eat so I can comment on everyone's answers while I dine.
4.  What song has stuck in your head lately? Bing Bong Boom as sung by Miss Giselle on Peppa Pig.  Caшa is OBSESSED with Peppa Pig.

5.  If I could celebrate my upcoming birthday with you, what would we do? Well if I am still in Santa Barbara, I would take you to lunch on Stearns Wharf and we could visit the Art Walk on Sundays on the beach. 

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

I'm Not June Cleaver....Chats on the Farm House Porch

1.  What's your favorite method of travel? I do like to get to CA fast so I prefer to fly, but flying is such a pain.  Remember when flying was special and people dressed up to fly?  My preferred method is our RV Cosette.  She takes us on so many adventures.  With more to come this year.

2.  If you wear jewelry, are you more likely to wear silver or gold? Silver
3.  How often do you wear sunglasses?  I am forming cataracts so I wear them every time I go out.
4.  Which would be easier for you to leave undone (for a short period of time), dishes or laundry?  Laundry, I have enough house clothes to get by for at least 2 weeks.  I rarely wear the going out stuff as much as when I worked, so 2 weeks is about long enough...I have done it.

5.  On a scale of 1-10 (1-hardly any+ 10- house is full), how much clutter have you collected? Maybe 4 as I moved 2 years ago to Missouri and we de-cluttered then.  It took 28 years to build the clutter....and cluttered it was at least a 9 or 10.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Too Close-Saturday 9

Saturday 9: Too Close (2011)

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it Here

1) This song is about a friendship that turned romantic ... and it doesn't end happily. Have you ever crossed that line with a friend? If so, how did it work out? No, never, but Mr BC is also my best friend.  

2) When he was a kid, this week's singer, Alex Clare, listened to his dad's Stevie Wonder records. When you were in 7th/8th grades, what music were you into? Frankie Avalon, I remember playing his records until they wore out and my parents were ready to toss the radio.  

3) "Too Close" has been featured on the TV show, The Vampire Diaries. Do you enjoy shows/books/movies about the supernatural? Yes, when they are well done. I am not really into zombies.

4) Some of Alex Clare's tour dates were sponsored by Bud Light. Do you like beer? No, but Mr BC claims I did when we were dating.....That was the cheapest adult beverage served at parties so I would drink what was available.  I did not care for it. I think it is very bitter.  

5) Mr. Clare trained to be a chef, just in case the music thing didn't work out. Are you a good cook? I use to be, but I have since become lazy and I have no claim to fame as a cook. I do like to make pastries but I don't because they are to high in calories.  I can make a mean enchilada dish

6) Crazy Sam is forever running out of mayo because she slathers it on her sandwiches. What is currently on your grocery list? Well, since I am back in CA with the grandsons I don't have a specific list, but I did ask DD1 to pick up some blueberries for my cereal. An I need a regular loaf of sliced bread that isn't rustic.

7) Where are you most likely to find spare change -- between the sofa cushions, in your jeans as you toss them into the washer, or under the floor mat of your car? None of those places.  I can usually find the change I need at the bottom of my purse.  It always dumps out of my wallet or I just toss it there when I am in a hurry. I am usually good for a couple of quarters.

8) How did you spend your Friday night -- .working late, hanging out with friends, or just enjoying a quiet night at home? Well I am hanging out with the grandsons enjoying the evening. So far Caшa, has soaked himself at the sink playing in water and Лука wants to watch something besides Peppa the pig.

9) Do you use Pinterest? I have an account and some pages....but I lost interest.


Saturday, March 22, 2014

Cocacabana-Saturday 9)

Saturday 9: Copacabana

Unfamiliar with this week's song? Hear it here

1) This song refers to the merengue and the cha-cha. Are you a good dancer? 
Not really, but when I hear the music, I am enthusiastic.
2) Dances like the merengue and cha-cha are featured on Dancing with the Stars. Are you a loyal DWTS viewer? 
No, however it is probably the only "reality" show I would watch, if Mr BC would let me.  I enjoy dance contests. but I would not want to endure the chatter that would come if Mr BC had to watch it too.

3) The Copa girl in the song, Lola, wears yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there. If we were going to the clubs tonight, what would you wear? 
The last club I went to was Sam's Club and I wore jeans.  

4) The real Copacabana nightclub was on East 60th Street in New York. It was used as a setting for the movie Goodfellas. Do you have a favorite mobster movie? 
The first Godfather. It is a classic, I also enjoyed the Sopranos, and watched them all. 

5) Our featured artist, Barry Manilow, has unfortunately spent a great deal of this young century in the hospital -- broken nose, face lift, chest pains and two hip surgeries. Tell us about your most recent trip to the doctor, ER, or dentist. 
Wednesday, I went to an orthopedist, finally, about my ankle (I broke it 6 years ago). It has been affecting my interaction with the grandkids, exercise an Mr BC is tired of me stumbling around on it. "Go to the Dr!" So I did.  It is arthritis, (I knew that.) He gave me a different anti-inflammatory, and referred me for an orthotic. I go back in 30 days. I am also scheduled for oral surgery next month, for an implant. When I go for check-ups I get my moneys worth.

6) Manilow told US Magazine that he enjoys nude sunbathing. Have you ever skinny dipped or sunbathed au naturel? 
NO. Never have, never will.  

7) Before he became famous as a performer, Manilow was a very successful jingle writer. "Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there …" and "You deserve a break today at McDonald's …" were his. Tell us about a TV commercial you saw recently.
Any thing with dogs in it.  Subaru has some good ones.

8) The Manilow faithful are known as Fanilows and proudly wear Barry hoodies, wristwatches and even dog tags. Do you have any clothes that feature a recording artist? 
No, but I have a Les Miserables hat, that I got when DD2 and I saw it in London several years ago.

9) In 2005, Manilow refused to respond when Larry King inquired about his sexuality. Do you think it's rude for interviewers to ask personal questions? Or is it something a performer should expect because it goes with the job? 
I am not a fan of Manilow, but it would not be because of his sexuality. It is not anyone's business, but he should expect that his fans might be curious. Interviewers should not ask and snoops should not try to "out" him.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chatting about Fairys
1.  What are your favorite condiments? I like catsup and mayo.  I also like steak sauce and balsamic vinegar. Is cranberry sauce a condiment? I have it all year long.
2,  What are you reading? Eden (Eden Saga), by Dean Crawford.  I just finished The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay: An American Family in Iran, by Majd, Hooman. The Forgotten Sister: Mary Bennet's Pride and Prejudice by Jennifer Paynter, is one I could recommend to you Patrice if you like Austenalia.
3.  What was the last dessert you had? I had some frozen yogurt last night.

4.  Wendell would like to know if you would build him a snowman. (If you don't have snow, just pretend. He's not detail oriented.)  Since we are talking dessert!

5.  Tell me something fun or interesting. Fairy doors, I wrote about them here.
I have plans to have one in my house before too long, because they fascinate me.  I have always loved miniatures, since I was a kid and my Grandpa made a doll house for me.  
I have some lovely gnarly Walnut trees in the yard, I could do something like this.  I remember reading someones blog, who wrote about talking a walk and finding a Fairy Door in a tree along her path.  I could go around placing Fairy Doors mysteriously, all around town.