Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm So Excited-Saturday 9

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1. What was the last event or situation that got you really excited?
I found out this week a movie of Les Miserables (the musical) is coming in December. That will get me to a theater. I have been playing the music all week. 

2. How old were you when you started working and what was your first job?
My first job was in a nursing home passing out trays and helping some patients eat.  I was 17.   I wanted to be a nurse, until I had that job!

3. Tell us about your grandparents.
Dad's parents were from Oklahoma. Grandpa was a farmer and he also had a rural postal route. Grandpa was somewhat stern and when he would play games with us he played to win. Grandma was his second wife and was 17 when he married her, he was 35 with a daughter about 10. Grandma was only able to love one person at a time,whether it was sons, grandchildren or even great grandkids, so she had her favorites. You knew if you weren't a favorite.  She didn't always treat Grandpa good or my aunt. They moved from OK in the last years of WW2, to retire in CA. That was where Mom and Dad met in 1946.
Mom's parents came from OK during about 1920.  I don't remember much about Grandpa as Grandma divorced him not long after my mom was born.  I do know he drank heavily and had a horse on some property in the San Gabriel Valley.  We knew when he had been by the house because there was always a pile of horse manure in the driveway. Grandma was a beautician with her own shop.  She was not a very good mother and Mom was raised by her older sisters. She was about 8-10 years younger than her sibilings and did not want my mother. Grandma was a tight with her money making mom do without, she did not get anything new unless her sisters or brother got it for her. Mom and Dad had a good marriage dispite their parents. She taught me how to be a good mom and a fantastic Grandma!

4. Do you procrastinate or are you usually on top of situations?
I will get right to it... year.  I have good intentions. I have had things backfire on me because I have procrastinated.
5. What would others say about you?
That I have an even disposition, that I have a liberal mind, that I am empathetic and a fantastic Grandma.

6. Do you believe in life on other planets?
Not in our solar system, but, I think life will be found out there somewhere, sometime, I would love it to be found in my lifetime. 

7. When was the last time that you were called too thin?
Never too thin in fact, always well-rounded.  I was 'just right' for a good number of years.

8. Do you work out? Have you ever joined a gym and quit almost immediately?
See question 7, Not working out is why I am a square and not a well-rounded circle.  I have joined a few gyms over the years, gone a few times, then continued to pay for it month after month.  I would forget to cancel the payment. Procrastination? I think so.

9. Do you feel that you utilize all your intelligence in every situation?
Well there are a few things that I do automatically without thinking, however, I think therefore I am. I use my intellect/intelligence when I need to.  I am able to hold a decent conversation on a number of topics.



  1. Thank you for stopping by. I have enjoyed your blog over the past few months. I see we have similar view points but now wondering if I am conservative or truly liberal.

  2. I can't wait for Les Miz! I'm new to the play, just having seen it the first time with the last national tour. Éponine is my favorite -- she turned out to be a good egg after all.

  3. i didn't know about the Les Mis movie - cool!

    Enjoy your Saturday.

  4. I'm psyched for Les Mis, too! I love your answer to the procrastination question!

  5. Les Mis is in my top 2 musicals. I'm not a big fan of them made into movies, so I'm iffy on that one. Your #8 reminds me of that Friend's episode where Chandler wants to quit the gym and he can' he and Ross go to the bank and try to quit the bank. :)

  6. i saw the les mis trailer when i was at the theater the other day. looks good, lots of great actors!

  7. I never saw Les Miserables, but it sounds interesting.

  8. Love the music from Les Mis - thanks for the info on the movie! ;)