A-Z Meme

Jul. 9th, 2013 01:21 pm
wwcitizen: (Uuuuuuh)
So, no, I haven't done a meme in a LONG, LONG while. This was prompted by [livejournal.com profile] erstexman, so I thought it would be fun.

A - Age:  45 (for just under another month)
B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: Folding the laundry
D – Dog’s (Pet’s) Name: None currently
E - Essential start to your day item(s): Blueberries with yogurt and coffee
F - Fun Factoid: I was daytime entertainment on a cruise ship for a month
G - Gold or Silver: Silver (I think I might be allergic to gold!)
H - Height: 5’ 10”
I - Instruments you learned to play: Piano, Hammered dulcimer, violin, handbells, trumpet
J - Job title: Sr. IT PM & BA
K - Kisses or hugs: YES!!
L - Living arrangements: In a condo in a high rise
M - Mood: Joyous!!
N - Nicknames: Steve, Bother, Dude
O - Overnight hospital stays (other than birth): None
P - Pet Peeves: Not knowing the difference between "You, You're, and Your" or "it's and its" or "their and there"
Q - Quote from a movie: "That's just what this country needs: Another cock, in a frock, on a rock."
R - Right or left handed: Right
S - Siblings: 4 altogether
T - Time you wake up: With alarm – any time. No alarm, normally about 8:30 AM
U - Underwear: boxer briefs
V - Vegetable you dislike: Eggplant, but learning to enjoy it
W - Ways you run late: Caught in a Facebook rant or exchange
X - X-rays you've had: abdomen and teeth
Y - Yummy food you make: green bean casserole and enchilada casserole
Z - Zoo favorite: Lions and tigers and bears! The meerkats and sugar gliders are always fun, too.
wwcitizen: (Uuuuuuh)
The first FIVE (5) people to comment on this post will receive from me, sometime in the next calendar year, a handmade/homemade/crafted item. There will be no warning and it will be made/happen/arrive whenever the mood strikes me.

The catch? Those FIVE (5) people must make the same offer on their next  post (... and if I don't have it already, your address - either via email or private message, but not on my wall or on yours).

Thanks for starting this for 2013, [livejournal.com profile] jimwnyc!! MWAH!


(Also, it was about damn time that I post something meme-"ish"...)
wwcitizen: (For realz?)
I took this picture the other day and thought, "What's on this pea's mind?"   What do you think THIS littlest pea is thinking about?
Try out your best humorous line.  Nothing too risque; this is a public post and kids under 13 might be watching.  :-)

I will post a poll at the end of the week with the top 3 lines, from which I will get the best line to appear in the bubble!

Surprise!!

Mar. 23rd, 2011 10:31 am
wwcitizen: (S&M In Ptown)
There are a few LJ projects that I really love and fewer in which I actually participate. I like the month-long projects like 30 secrets in 30 days and I was really intrigued with the March picture meme (might actually transpose that into April just to be different). I'm sorely tempted to do the "Year In Pictures" project, but that might have to wait till next year.

A couple of years ago, I participated in the Pay It Forward project as a recipient. This year, I posted the Pay It Forward project a the maker. I still haven't decided what I'm going to make for the people who've responded to my post.

On Monday, my building's front desk called to let me know that I received a package. I asked Matt, "What did we order?" Neither of us had ordered anything that would have already arrived by Monday. To my surprise, I got a BEAUTIFUL, well-made, personalized, and handmade quilted table runner from [livejournal.com profile] dorisduke!! I was surprised because I'm supposed to make something for him!

BIG THANKS to [livejournal.com profile] dorisduke (Mike) and Gus for their generosity and craft! Impressive work. Unbeknownst to most folks (till now!), we try to use Chinese reds and designs in the bedroom, so even as a festive adornment for the futon or bed, it's perfect!

Here are some pictures:




The back:

wwcitizen: (New Year Ball)
I promise to send something handmade to the FIRST SIX (6) PEOPLE who leave a comment under this post (3 people for LJ and 3 people for FB) sometime in 2011. Small caveat: there are folks I made stuff for in 2010, and unfortunately, they're not eligible; I am not responsible for items lost in transit.

The people who respond must in turn post this on their journal or wall (respectively) and send something they make to the first 6 people who comment on their status. The rules are that it must be 1) handmade by you and 2) sent to your 6 people sometime in 2011. If you do not re-post, your comment on my offer is rendered invalid; i.e. you must also be willing to "pay it forward" for 2011.
wwcitizen: (BIG SMILE)
For LiveJournal and Facebook connections: In the comments, leave a 1-word comment that describes me using the THIRD (3rd) letter of YOUR FIRST (1st) Name. Only be 1 word.

Then copy and paste this to your profile (LJ) or wall (FB), so I can leave a word about you. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Tit for that and all that.
wwcitizen: (New Year Ball)
It's that time of year again -

1. Was 2010 a good year for you?
Half and half.

2. What was your favorite moment of the year?
I have a lot of favorite moments of the year, mostly travel-related.

3. What was your least favourite moment of the year?
Political arguments with my family and some friends.

4. What are your plans for 2011?
Continue working as a contractor till (hopefully) June, then go to Ptown and Italy!

5. What countries did you visit?
Mexico, US

6. What date/s in 2010 will remain etched in your memory?
Apr. 8, 2010 - My youngest sister turned 50!!
Jul 13, 2010 - Matt turned 40!!

7. What was your biggest achievement of the year?
Planning out and executing my sister's and Matt's birthday parties - from afar.

8. What was your biggest failure?
Not listening often enough.

9. Did you suffer any illness or injury?
Just colds here and there. OH, and a 4-week bout of sciatica!!

10. What was the best thing you bought?
My new computer.

11. Who's behavior made you appalled and depressed?
Well, one friend's behavior was over the top and offended some friends/family members, but

12. Where did most of your money go?
Health insurance, storage unit, food.

13. What did you get really, really, really excited about?
A trip to Disney World and a last-minute trip to LA

14. What songs will always remind you of 2010?
Glee's version of Teenage Dream

15. Compared to this time last year are you:
a) Fatter or thinner? FATTER
b) Happier or sadder? More pensive, perhaps
c) Richer or poorer? Richer

16. What do you wish you'd done more of?.
Gotten out and exercised.

17. What do you wish you'd done less of?
Eating mindlessly.

18. How will you be spending Christmas?
With Matt's family for the first year, then take him to my family's for Christmas for the first time!

19. Which LJ user/s did you meet for the first time?
In LA: [livejournal.com profile] martini_tim, [livejournal.com profile] bigsabu, [livejournal.com profile] animbear
In NJ: [livejournal.com profile] goreyboy
In NYC: [livejournal.com profile] oscarlikesbugsy, [livejournal.com profile] sluggobear, [livejournal.com profile] boomerz1

May have met first in 2009: [livejournal.com profile] devil_cub52, [livejournal.com profile] gstorm17, [livejournal.com profile] njbearcub1

20. Did you fall in love in 2010?
I keep falling in love with Matthew, so I guess this could be "yes"... but for the first time with someone? Nah.

21. How many one night stands?
Zilch.

22. What was your favorite TV show of 2010?
Dexter/Real Housewives of ...

23. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year?
What an awful question... maybe one person. Doesn't live around these parts, thank goodness.

24. What was/were the best books you read in 2010?
David Sedaris - Me Talk Pretty One Day & When You're Engulfed In Flames

25. What was your greatest musical discovery in 2010?
Florence + The Machine

26. What did you want and get?
A job that would keep me at home.

27. What did you want and not get?
A couple of interesting jobs in the city.

28. What was your favorite film this year?
Inception.

29. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you?
We went to Warner Brother Studios in Burbank, CA, and then had sushi in Beverly Hills. I turned 42.

30. What one thing would have made your year more satisfying?
If I had not gained as much as I gained, and/or lost weight altogether!

31. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?
Easy and homey. Cozy.

32. What kept you sane?
My husband.

33. Which celebrity did you fancy the most?
Kathy Griffin for a part of it - went to her house!!

34. Which political issue stirred you the most in 2010?
The mid-term elections, DADT, ENDA, anti-bullying legislation, LGBT discrimination topics overall.

35. Who did you miss in 2010?
I'm not sure what this question means in the grand scheme. I saw who I wanted to see...

36. Did you treat somebody badly in 2010?
I don't think so - I would have a lingering bad feeling about it. I don't like to treat people badly; it's not in my nature.

37. Did somebody treat you badly in 2010?
My dad to a degree.

38. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned this year?
Don't take things too seriously and don't let Facebook dictate how you maintain your real relationships!!

39. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year...
The dog days are over.

40. Bonus Spot
I loved my time at home this year. When it got too boring, we took off and went traveling somewhere. I'd love to maintain that trend for a while.
wwcitizen: (Default)
I was able to select the status updates that highlighted elements of 2010 through my eyes and experiences. It's funny to note how many of my posts deal with food, friends, travel, NYC, and NJ. This was fun. Now, I'll delete the app on FB. LOL

wwcitizen: (How About This?)
What American accent do you have?
Created by Xavier on Memegen.net

Neutral. Not Northern, Southern, or Western, just American. Your national American identity is more important to you than your local identity, because you don't really have a local identity to begin with.

Take this quiz now - it's easy!
We're going to start with "cot" and "caught." When you say those words do they sound the same or different?





BUT, I noticed yesterday in my voice post that I said something that sounded DISTINCTLY Philadelphia! When I said, "post", it was a long "o", which is very South Jersey or Philadelphia. Thought I was done with that accent. Meh.
wwcitizen: (BlackBerryFanatic)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] curtimack

Here are my answers with Y or N!

Automotive
1. Handle a blowout - Y
2. Drive in snow - Y
3. Check trouble codes - Y
4. Replace fan belt - N
4a. Replace an alternator - Y
4b. Replace air filter - Y
5. Wax a car - Y
6. Conquer an off-road obstacle - N
7. Use a stick welder - N
8. Hitch up a trailer - Y
9. Jump start a car - Y

Handling Emergencies
10. Perform the Heimlich - Y
11. Reverse hypothermia - Y
12. Perform hands-only CPR - Y
13. Escape a sinking car - Y

Home
14. Carve a turkey - Y
15. Use a sewing machine - Y
16. Put out a fire - Y
17. Home brew beer - Not yet!
18. Remove bloodstains from fabric - Y
19. Move heavy stuff - Y
20. Grow food - Y
21 Read an electric meter - Y
22. Shovel the right way - Y
23. Solder wire - Y
24. Tape drywall - Y
25. Split firewood - Y
26. Replace a faucet washer - Y
27. Mix concrete - Y
28. Paint a straight line - Y
29. Use a French knife - Y
30. Prune bushes and small trees - Y
31. Iron a shirt - Y
32. Fix a toilet tank flapper - Y
33. Change a single-pole switch - Y
34. Fell a tree - Y
35. Replace a broken windowpane - Y
36. Set up a ladder, safely - Y
37. Fix a faucet cartridge - Y
38. Sweat copper tubing - N
39. Change a diaper - N - and don't wanna!
40. Grill with charcoal - Y
41. Sew a button on a shirt - Y
42. Fold a flag - Y

Medical Myths
43. Treat frostbite - Not yet!
44. Treat a burn - Y
45. Help a seizure victim - Y
46. Treat a snakebite - Y
47. Remove a tick - Y

Military Know-How
48. Shine shoes - Y
49. Make a drum-tight bed - Y
50. Drop and give the perfect pushup - Y

Outdoors
51. Run rapids in a canoe - Y
52. Hang food in the wild - Y
53. Skipper a boat - N
54. Shoot straight - Y
55. Tackle steep drops on a mountain bike - Not yet!
56. Escape a rip current - Y

Primitive Skills
57. Build a fire in the wilderness - Y
58. Build a shelter - Y
59. Find potable water - Y

Surviving Extremes
60. Floods - Y
61. Tornados - Y
62. Cold - Y
63. Heat - Y
64. Lightning - Y

Teach Your Kids
I DO NOT HAVE KIDS BUT I ANSWERED
65. Cast a line - Y
66. Lend a hand - Y
67. Change a tire - Y
68. Throw a spiral - Y
69. Fly a stunt kite - Y
70. Drive a stick shift - Y
71. Parallel park - Y
72. Tie a bowline - Y
73. Tie a necktie - Y
74. Whittle - Y
75. Ride a bike - Y

Technology
76. Install a graphics card - Y
77. Take the perfect portrait - Y
78. calibrate TV settings - Y
79. Shoot a home movie - Y
80. Ditch your hard drive - Y

Master Key Workshop Tools
81. Drill driver - Y
82. Grease gun - N
83. Coolant hydrometer - N
84. Socket wrench - Y
85. Test light - Y
86. Brick trowel - Y
87. Framing hammer - N
88. Wood chisel - Y
89. Spade bit - Y
90. Circular saw - Y
91. Sledge hammer - Y
92. Hacksaw - Y
93. Torque wrench - Y
94. Air wrench - N
95. Infrared thermometer - N
96. Sand blaster - Y
97. Crosscut saw - Y
98. Hand plane - Y
99. Multimeter - N
100. Feeler gauges - N
wwcitizen: (Bunny Fucking Hen)
Ganked from [livejournal.com profile] vondahugnkiss via [livejournal.com profile] spikejrt:

Rules:
1) This is fun to do. Just read the 'offense' and if you've done it, you owe that fine.
2) You don't have to confess your answers, just the amount of your fine.
3) Note: fines to be added once, not for how ever many times you have done it.


Smoked weed: $10
Did acid or pills: $5
Ever had sex at church: $25
Woke up in the morning and did not know the person who was next to you: $40
Had sex with someone on MySpace/Facebook/Bebo etc: $25
Had sex for money: $100
Ever had sex with a Puerto Rican: $20
Vandalized something: $20
Had sex on your parents' bed: $10
Beat up someone: $20
Been jumped: $10
Cross dressed: $10
Given money to stripper: $25
Been in love with a stripper: $20
Kissed someone who's name you didn't know: $0.10
Hit on someone of the same sex while at work: $15
Ever drive and drank: $20
Ever got drunk at work, or went to work while still drunk: $50
Used toys while having sex: $30
Got drunk, passed out and don't remember the night before: $20
Went skinny dipping: $5
Had sex in a pool: $20
Kissed someone of the same sex: $10
Had sex with someone of the same sex: $20
Cheated on your significant other: $10
Masturbated: $10
Cheated on your significant other with their relative or close friend: $20
Done oral: $5
Got oral: $5
Done / got oral in a vehicle while it was moving: $25
Stole something: $10
Had sex with someone in jail: $25
Made a nasty home video or took pictures: $15
Had a threesome: $50
Had sex in public: $20
Been in the same room while someone was having sex: $25
Stole something worth over more than a hundred dollars: $20
Had sex with someone 10 years older: $20
Had sex with someone under the age accepted by rule of thumb (half your age plus 7): $25
Been in love with two people or more at the same time: $50
Said you love someone but didn't mean it: $25
Went streaking: $5
Went streaking in broad daylight: $15
Been arrested: $5
Spent time in jail: $15
Pissed in the pool: $0.50
Played spin the bottle: $5
Done something you regret: $20
Had sex with your best friend: $20
Had sex with someone you work with at work: $25
Had anal sex: $80
Lied to your mate: $5
Lied to your mate about the sex being good: $25

Tally it up and put it on your status as: "My Fine Is..." (nothing else) then repost.
wwcitizen: (Photo Avatar)
[livejournal.com profile] jefferzephyr posted a shot of his freezer door, and I immediately jumped up to do the same. I think it's interesting to see what other folks have on their freezers. Here's ours - plus, because I happen to collect a LOT of magnets, some had to be moved down to the refrigerator door. Plus, the littler kids like those down there.



There are lots of city or country-specific magnets - we get one wherever we go. There's, of course, a martini glass - that you can't see on the fridge, cuz it's cut off. There are lots of pictures of friends, family (Matt's mother and father are under the British crown in the middle top*), Matthew (I do the pictures on the fridge mostly), and most certainly bears and pigs. Don't forget Curious George, either - my favorite book collection from my childhood - I just realized I don't have a Wild Thing up there!! Gotta get one.

I'm going to take off certain sets of magnets because they're cluttery and I have to fill a couple other frames that aren't shown here. The magnet display on our fridge is totally organic.

* Not being Catholic, I find it interesting and touching that Catholic families provide a laminated card with the deceased's picture on it on one side and an inspirational writing on the back as a takeaway. We don't do this sort of thing in the South.

FYFF

Jan. 8th, 2010 04:56 pm
wwcitizen: (Photo Avatar)
Here are some pictures that show the length of my beard - from brushed to unkempt. Enjoy!

From a picture two weeks ago when [livejournal.com profile] erstexman, [livejournal.com profile] bearzendurham and I met for breakfast over the holidays in Raleigh:





To NOW - TODAY. Jan. 8, 2010:







To scary, fluffy, burly Steve cheeks!!:


wwcitizen: (New Year Ball)
Matthew found these list of things for consideration on reviewing 2009 and looking toward 2010. I liked the lists and thought others might benefit from them.
__________________________________________________
DAVID'S COACHING TIPS
For those of you who want ... form and structure, here are some questions that can guide you in your 2009 review and 2010 goal setting. When I go through these kinds of questions I like to consider my answers in several areas:

Physical
Emotional
Mental
Spiritual
Financial
Family
Community Service
Fun / creativity / recreation

Completing and remembering 2009
Review the list of all completed projects
What was your biggest triumph in 2009?
What was the smartest decision you made in 2009?
What one word best sums up and describes your 2009 experience?
What was the greatest lesson you learned in 2009?
What was the most loving service you performed in 2009?
What is your biggest piece of unfinished business in 2009?
What are you most happy about completing in 2009?
Who were the three people that had the greatest impact on your life in 2009?
What was the biggest risk you took in 2009?
What was the biggest surprise in 2009?
What important relationship improved the most in 2009?
What compliment would you liked to have received in 2009?
What compliment would you liked to have given in 2009?
What else do you need to do or say to be complete with 2009?

Creating the new year
What would you like to be your biggest triumph in 2010?
What advice would you like to give yourself in 2010?
What is the major effort you are planning to improve your financial results in 2010?
What would you be most happy about completing in 2010?
What major indulgence are you willing to experience in 2010?
What would you most like to change about yourself in 2010?
What are you looking forward to learning in 2010?
What do you think your biggest risk will be in 2010?
What about your work, are you most committed to changing and improving in 2010?
What is one as yet undeveloped talent you are willing to explore in 2010?
What brings you the most joy and how are you going to do or have more of that in 2010?
Who or what, other than yourself, are you most committed to loving and serving in 2010?
What one word would you like to have as your theme in 2010?
wwcitizen: (Elf Steve)
Earlier this year, [livejournal.com profile] durabear wrote a meme for people to respond to (there's one space left, btw) that he would make something for them by the end of the year.

Yesterday, when I got home from a busy, almost unproductive jaunt into the holiday & rush-hour traffic, when I was feeling quite put out by the hub-bub and irritated by more than one person from "The Beyond" at BB&B, we received a package from Darin!

I was so excited that I opened it right away - before the other two packages, even. The package contained COOKIES!! There were some traditional cookies in there that reminded me of home, like the peanut butter cookies (with the tic-tac-toe board on the face - made with a fork), chocolate chip cookies, and sugar cookies with red and green sugar on them. But what to our wandering eyes did appear, but a Sandra Lee snowman cookie and a gingerbread bear! So cute and tasty.

Thanks, Darin!!! These were a great surprise and certainly made my day yesterday. They'll be gone by this afternoon.

Here is a collage of cookie pictures... oh, and btw, I'm gonna post a FFYF later.



wwcitizen: (At Puter)
If there is one person or more on your friends list who makes your world a better place just because they exist and who you would not have met (in real life or not) without the internet, then post this same sentence in your journal.
wwcitizen: (At Puter)
"Mirabelle slides back into her berth behind the counter."
(from Shopgirl by Steve Martin)

Rules:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual. Use the CLOSEST.
wwcitizen: (Default)
Here's the deal:

1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit “random”
or click http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
or click http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four or five words of the very last quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

5 - Post it to LJ with this text.

(I've done this before a couple of times, now I'm revisiting because I'm sick and need to lighten my day. It's pretty interesting and oddly on the money for being so random...)


First cover I did about 14 days ago:












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