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I’m out of town today….in Oakland getting my groove on with some clients I haven’t seen in awhile. I don’t want you to miss me to much, so until I get back you can the survey I have stolen with glee from Tense Teacher.

  1. Do you wear slippers? Sometimes, but I prefer fluffy chenille socks.
  2. How many pictures are in your living room? 79 pictures of various family and friends.
  3. Do you wear a bra to bed at night? Hell to the no! The girls must be freeeeeeeee!
  4. Do you ever watch Brady Bunch reruns? Would watch them if I ever watched normal TV!
  5. Are you allergic to anything? Cats, dogs, and everything that grows.
  6. When was the last time you called in sick? Last Wednesday
  7. Have you ever been in a car accident? Several, one day I’ll tell you about my brain bruise.
  8. What is your favorite snack food? Popcorn, buttery, buttery popcorn
  9. Do you think you have a big butt? Yes
  10. Would you like to look like your mom when you are her age? Yep, my mom looks fab!
  11. Have you ever seen a tornado? Never
  12. Do you think Barack Obama is sexy? Sexy, no. Attractive, yes.
  13. If you won a million dollars, what would you buy first? I would pay off my mortgage in a hot minute!
  14. What time is it right now? 9:57
  15. Are you pregnant? Oh Christ, hell no.
  16. Have you ever been pregnant? Yes, six years ago
  17. Do you like men who wear pink shirts and flip-flops? Whatever, some men can carry it off. I say if it looks good, wear it!
  18. How many pairs of shoes do you own? Upwards of 70…I think.
  19. Do you think you are a hypochondriac? No, in fact I often get yelled at for not going to the doctor when I probably should.
  20. Do you own a dictionary? Bunches of them
  21. Where was the last place you went on vacation? San Diego
  22. Do you talk about your friends behind their back? Nope. My friends are all friends with each other and that would be bad news.
  23. Are you actually fat but in complete denial about it? No, I have a medical condition called RA, Reverse Anorexia. It makes me think I’m too thin.
  24. What color is your mouse pad? I don’t have one, my mouse is commando!
  25. Does your kitchen have a theme? Two, on on the stove and one on the microwave.
  26. Do you like to mow the yard? No, but thankfully DigitalRob does.
  27. Are you addicted to using Febreze? Not addicted, but I do love the stuff.
  28. What is your ring size? 7
  29. When was the last time you consumed alcohol? Right now. I am sipping tasting gulping a pomegranate martini. 
  30. Do you know someone who gets food stamps? No
  31. Do you have a basement in your home? No
  32. Are you still in love with one of your exes? Uh, nooooooooo.
  33. Any big plans for the summer? Yep! A trip to Park City with DigitalRob and LW, a trip to NYC with my Plurkalinas and a trip to Disneyland.
  34. What is your favorite comfort food? Macaroni and cheese or mashed potatoes.
  35. Do you prefer broccoli or asparagus? Mmmmm…I love them both!
  36. What color are your bedroom walls? boring ass off white. I can’t decide what color.
  37. Whom do you live with? DigitalRob, our LittleWhirlwind, Kairo, Cleo, Scooby and Unagi (the dogs and the cat) Ping and Mickey (the guinea pigs) 5 fish and a turtle.
  38. Which Star Wars movie is your favorite? Episode 6: The Return of the Jedi – I’m a sucker for an ewok!
  39. How about Harry Potter? I love all the books, so far my favorite movie has been Order of the Phoenix.
  40. What was the last movie you saw in theaters? Bedtime Stories
  41. Did you get the popcorn or candy? popcorn
  42. What is the most romantic text in your inbox? “Hey, baby lets get it on. Humina humina.” I’m not kidding….
  43. Have you ever played miniature golf on a date? Yep, DigitalRob and my third date was to a mini golf course.
  44. What’s a phrase you overuse? “Seriously?”
  45. Where do you buy most of your shoes? I’m an equal opportunity shoe whore, wherever I see a pair I like, I shop.
  46. Do you always use good grammar? I try but often fail miserably.
  47. Do you have an accent or a speech impediment? Nope.
  48. What did you eat today? granola and yogurt for breakfast, popcorn and mini marshmallows for lunch and chicken fingers for dinner. 
  49. What do you do at work? Answer questions, make charts, review, review, review. I’m a financial advisor, it’s not glamorous.
  50. Do you know the rules to any sports? Soccer
  51. Do you prefer to watch or play sports? Watch
  52. What is your favorite kind of hat to wear? I don’t like hats
  53. Do you pray? Yes, but not nearly as often as I should.
  54. Whom do you pray to? God
  55. What is the closest mountain to your house? the Sierra Nevadas
  56. When is the next time you will move? I hope within the next 5 years. Please, please, please!
  57. Isn’t there something better you could be doing right now? Define “better.”
  58. Is there anything good on TV? Not right now.
  59. Does your significant other have a MySpace? No, we prefer Facebook.
  60. What is your dream marriage proposal? The one I got.
  61. What are your nicknames and who gave them to you? Mimsy, Perp or Perpalina.
  62. How often do you wear jewelry? Every day. I panic if I forget earrings.
  63. What size engine is in your vehicle? I haven’t the foggiest idea and I’m not going to the garage to check.
  64. What do you need to do tomorrow? Go to work and write up plan reviews.
  65. Whom do you hope never to see again? Nobody.
  66. Which friend of yours lives the farthest away? My elementary/junior high school BFF Tanya. She lives in New Hampshire.

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Immoral Matriarch started this innocent little “Interview Me” shenanigan party awhile ago and over the past week I have seen several of my bloggity friends running around interviewing each other. I have been slinking through their posts trying to stay under the radar….until I came to my sugarbabydarling Devyl’s post. I cast fear aside and said, “What the hell, bring it on baby!” She did.

1. Other than losing someone you love (or seeing someone you love get hurt) or dying before you have completed your life’s missions … what is your biggest fear? Losing DigitalRob and LW or leaving them are my biggest fears, of course.  Aside from that, my biggest fear is failing to live up to the expectations of the people I care about.  I am horrified at the thought of disappointing my family. I always have been and I’m not sure where my need to succeed in order to make sure other people weren’t let down by my failures.
2. Scenario: You are told you will die in the next 30 days. What do you do? What is the most pressing wisdom you think you can pass on to your lil guy? How do you help DigitalRob prepare? This is my second biggest fear. I would quit my job and spend the next 30 days making sure my life was in order.  I would spend as much time as possible with LW and DigitalRob. I would write out birthday cards for the people I loved for the next 20 years, I would videotape myself reading books for LW to watch, I would catch up on my scrapbooks. The most pressing piece of wisdom I could pass on to LW is “follow your bliss.”
3. Create a soundtrack for your life: which 16 songs do you choose, and why?

  1. I Can See Clearly Now – Jimmy Cliff When I was little (6 or 7) I had a compilation record that I think was called Good Vibrations. This song was my favorite song on the whole album. I played it over and over millions of times. I’m not sure if I lost it or if it broke, but I don’t remember having it by the time I was 10….cut to a dozen years later. I’m driving down the highway, totally stressed out by life and on the verge of tears. I start flicking stations and BOOM this song comes on. The sense of calm that rushed through my entire body is indescribable.  I hadn’t heard that song for years until that moment.  It still has the power to make everything ok for me.
  2. Blessed by Elton John because I am
  3. Fighter by Christina Aguilera – words to live by
  4. Fallen by Sarah McLachlan – I have fallen many, many times
  5. To Get Me To You by Lila McCann – Sometimes you have to go through a lot of shit to get to what’s worthwhile in life
  6. I Danced by the Violent Femmes – it’s all in the lyrics….
  7. Don’t Stop the Music by Rhianna – no matter what, I can always dance
  8. When I Grow Up by the Pussycat Dolls – because I am fucking fabulous 
  9. If You Love Somebody Set Them Free by Sting – we have all loved and lost
  10. Touch-a Touch-a Touch-a Touch Me from the Rocky Horror Picture Show Soundtrack – *grins*
  11. Most Beautiful Girl by Charlie Rich – my dad used to sing this song every morning on his way to the shower.  I always got a head pat or a wink as he walked by
  12. Save Yourself by Stabbing Westward – I’ve often felt like I can’t even save myself, don’t expect me to save you too
  13. Whenever, Wherever by Shakira – because I have been young and desperately frantically in love
  14. Truly, Madly, Deeply by Savage Garden – It was DigitalRob and my wedding song (aaaaawwwwww)
  15. Dance Love Work by Louie Louie – Dance like nobody’s watching, love like you’ve never been hurt, work like you don’t need the money
  16. Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra – it should be on everybody’s soundtrack
  17. BONUS TRACK – Keeps Getting Better by Christina Aguilera – because my fucking fabulosity just keeps on growing! 

4. How do you define “relaxation?” Me, alone, comfy clothes, a good book or two, the couch, a warm blanket, popcorn and an endless supply of diet coke from the fountain. 

5. Choose whether to give me fantasy or reality. Describe ten minutes of purely erotic, completely sensual, perfectly delectable …. something. Here’s the thing about fantasies for me….that’s where I want them to stay. No matter how exciting, erotic or amazing a fantasy is, I have never had any desire for it to leave my head and travel into my real world because I am always afraid it won’t be as good in real life and then I’ll be all pissy about it.  But on a realistic sensual turn when I only have 10 minutes? Five words –  nekkid, oil, full body massage – done in dim lights with a little John Legend on the radio…hopefully it will lead to a lot more than 10 minutes! 


So how about it readers? Will you let me play Barbara Walters?

Want to be part of it? Follow these instructions:

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

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It’s time for the Saturday Six, brought to you courtesy of Patrick’s Place. This time it’s all about travel, something I do not do nearly enough of lately!

1. Which of the following methods of travel do you most prefer: plane, train or automobile? It depends on the distance, if it’s going to be over 6 hours by car then definitely airplane.

2. What is the furthest distance you have travelled by each method listed above? I have travelled by car about 800 miles in one trip to Colorado from Las Vegas. By plane I have gone from Las Vegas to New Jersey, that’s about 2,515 miles.  I must admit I have never travelled by train, I need to remedy that!

3. When flying, do you prefer to fly during the daytime or during the night? I prefer to fly during the day. I can’t sleep on the plane and when I travel overnight, I feel like I am keeping my neighbors awake with my reading light.

4. Take the quiz: What’s Your Travel Personality.


Your Travel Personality Is: Easygoing

When you travel, you’re looking for a lot of downtime. Vacations are your chance to recoup.
All you need is a scenic spot and plenty of time on your hands. You’ll figure out the rest.
You’re not one to make lots of plans when you travel. You just follow whatever path seems right.

That’s not surprising to me at all!

5. If you had the chance to take a one-year vacation and spend that time traveling anywhere in the country you wanted by motor home, would you do it, and if so, where would you most likely wind up? I wouldn’t end up in one place. I would make an effort to see as many places as I could in the one year’s time. I would do a loop around the country and then loop back through the middle.

6. Do you have any superstitions or rituals you rely on before or during a big trip? Not really. I just always make sure to travel my entertainment bag – books and knitting, that way I’m good to go wherever I end up!

Happy Saturday!

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I needed a Christmas Meme and couldn’t find one, but lo and behold my girl Topsurf came through. If you are not already a regular reader of hers, you should be!
As soon as I saw this I was all select all, copy, paste! So here you have it the Merry Christmas Meme!

Have you ever…..

Built a snowman? Millions of times

Heard Santa’s sleigh? Every year

Seen Santa & Rudolph in the sky?
 Yes. We used to have a neighbor who put a giant sleigh and reindeer up on stakes about 15 feet above his roofline. It was awesome!

Sat on Santa’s lap? Yes, many neat Santas, and one creepy Santa when I was a teenager 

Shoveled the driveway/sidewalk? For eleven years when we lived in Utah

Made snow angels? Many, many choirs of angels

Built a fort/igloo? Every winter

Wrote a Christmas list? Mm-hmmm, complete with UPC codes one year!

Wrote a letter to Santa? With pictures so there would be no misunderstandings

Left cookies/milk for Santa & reindeer? We leave cookies and milk for Santa and carrots for the reindeer on these special plates. 


Caught a snowflake on your tongue
? Yes. Mmmmm…crunchy!

Went caroling? Once, I hated it.

Got hurt during the winter season? I grew up on skis and had no sense of fear, what do you think? 

Gone ice skating/sledding? Yes and Yes, we used to make a great track on the hill in our backyard.

Kissed under a mistletoe? Yes

Experienced/saw a miracle happen?
 If you believe, they will happen. Yes.

Get everything you wanted for Christmas? Yes, even the year that NOBODY could get a Cabbage Patch Kid, I got Fanya Adella (I still have her.)

Cooked/baked? Like a mad woman!


One or the Other…

Tree is fake/real? Real until three years ago, now fake. I miss having a real tree.

Tree is under/above 4′? Over – ours is 7 feet 


Open presents Christmas Eve/Day? Both – we do presents at Mamacita’s on Christmas Eve and have Christmas morning at our house

House/entire yard is decorated? Yes and no. Behold the Santa shelves!




Amount of presents under the tree? By the time all is said and done for all relatives we see? About forty.

Snowman is a male/female? It’s unclear, ours always have sort of a “Ken” doll appearance.

Go for Santa/Jesus? It’s Jesus’ birthday, Santa is just a nice extra.

Homemade/delivered/takeout Christmas dinner? Always homemade. 

Bedtime is before/after midnight? Hopefully before midnight, LW will be up early.

Wake-up is before/after 7am? LW is up early, so probably around 6:30

Go/don’t go to church on Christmas? We will be attending Christmas Eve churchitude.

Pray & sing Happy Birthday/do nothing before bed?
 LW and I say prayers every night at bedtime.

Do shopping before/after Thanksgiving? A tiny bit before, most of it in one fell swoop after Thanksgiving

Low-key/over the top decorations (inside and out)? Tons and tons! Our house is full of the Holiday spirit – but not in a tacky way!


Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all!

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Sunday Stealing stole this from someone, so I did what any good little blogger does and stole it from them!  This is a fun one…

LAYER 1: Tell us your… 

* Name: Perpetual Student – Like I’m going to tell you my real name here….
* Birthday (month, day): May 23
* Birthplace: Tampa FL
* Current location: Close to Las Vegas, NV
* Eye color: Blue
* Hair color: Black/chocolate/red
* Height: 5’4″
* Righty or lefty: lefty
* Zodiac sign: gemini

LAYER 2: What’s…

* Your heritage: German
* The shoes you wore today: Black leather knee high boots that lace all the way up the front and have a 4 1/2″ heel
* Your weakness: cream puffs
* Your fears: losing my family, werewolves, zombies, ugly spiders
* Your perfect pizza: white sauce, chicken, artichokes, sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms
* Goals you’d like to achieve: my Masters, possibly a PhD, writing a novel, finishing a knitting project!
* Your first waking thoughts: Why isn’t it the weekend!?!
* Your best physical feature: My eyes…or my hair, could be my ankles if I listen to the 80 year old client I had earlier this week!
* Your most missed memory: skiing with my dad

LAYER 3: Do you…

* Smoke: nope, not in about 15 years
* Cuss: like a trucker!
* Sing: in the car with the radio up really, REALLY loud
* Do you think you’ve been in love: I know I have
* Did you go to college: currently slogging my way through
* Liked high school: no, God did anyone!?!
* Want to get/stay married: yep
* Believe in yourself: most of the time
* Think you’re attractive: sometimes
* Think you’re a health freak: no
* Get along with your parent(s): yep!
* Like thunderstorms: Love them!
* Play an instrument: I wish! Wait, does a kazoo count?

LAYER 4: In the past month have you… 

* Drank alcohol: Too many times!
* Smoked: Nope
* Done a drug: None that were not prescription
* Made out: yep
* Gone on a date: No! I need to get on that immediately! Oh yeah…tomorrow night!
* Gone to the mall: Hell no
* Eaten an entire box of Oreos:Mmmmm….no
* Eaten sushi: yes!
* Been on stage: In a manner of speaking
* Been dumped: nope
* Gone skating: nyet. All bones are still intact
* Gone skinny dipping: Are you kidding, it’s December!
* Stolen Anything: a pack of sticky notes from our Operations Department – I am truly evil

LAYER 5: Have you ever…

* Played a game that required removal of clothing: perhaps *shifty eyes*
* Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: I can no longer drink Jagermeister or even smell it without waves of nausea overcoming me
* Been caught “doing something”: not for years, but yes – by Cartman, in a park, in the high school gym….the list goes on and on
* Been called a tease: Several times
* Gotten beaten up: No
* Shoplifted: Yes


* Age you did get/hope to be married: 26
* Numbers and names of children (either you have or want): 1, LW, my ovaries shrivel at the thought of being pregnant again
* Describe your dream mate: DigitalRob
* How do you want to die: Old as the hills asleep in my bed with my memory fully intact
* What did you want to be when you grow up: Veterinarian 
* What country would you most like to visit: Egypt, many in Europe, most of Africa, Belize, Bolivia, Haiti, many parts of Australia…should I stop now?

LAYER 7: Now tell…

* Name a drug you’ve taken illegally: pot makes me barf, so no…but there’s a rumor floating around that I may have popped a few pills and possible sniffed a few things in high school…
* Name a person you could trust with my life: besides family? Cajun Vegan
* Name a favorite CD that you own: Violent Femmes – Permanent Record
* Number of piercings: Now? Two
* Number of tattoos: Currently 4
* Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: A few
* Name a past experience that you regret: Aaahh…some skeletons are in their closets for a reason, but I do regret not going back to school BEFORE I had LW.

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Now that you know what kind of Jack O’Lantern you should be, it’s time to pick your costume, but oh what to wear, what to wear……Take the quiz to find out!

Um…something may be wrong with this quiz….”shy and introverted?” Those aren’t words usually used to describe me! I love this cute little ghosty though!  Happy playing…..


You Should Be a Ghost

You are seen as shy and introverted. You like to blend in… or disappear.
You see Halloween as the day you can sit back and enjoy what other people are doing. 

You don’t scare all that easily on Halloween. If anything, you tend to scare people.
You don’t try to be scary, but you do tend to lurk around and catch people by surprise.



What’s Your Ideal Classic Costume?


Happy Sunday, ya’ll!

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Bring on the spooks my friends because Halloween is almost here!  In addition to my regular bits of spectacular wisdom, I am going to add a quiz to each and every post I do this week – it might be one post, it might be 7, we’ll see how I feel!

To get the ball rolling…..




                                   What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says About You                         

You are a gleeful, exuberant person.
You enjoy a good party, and you even enjoy a good brawl.

This Halloween, there is no question what you should be… a pirate!
The candy you should give out: peanut butter cups

What kind of Jack-o-Lantern are you? 


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