Thursday, May 29, 2008

Good Golly

Miz Molly has "challenged" me to a meme. Challenge accepted *G*

Here are the rules:Rules:* Answer at least three of the questions. Yes, I know a few look time-consuming and there are several of them. That's why I only ask for three. See? I'm nice!* Post them and the rules on your blog, and please link back to me here. Pretty please?* Comment here telling me and the rest of our little party where you're at and link to yourself.That's all!* Oh yeah, don't forget to tag others!

What's the last book you read that you thought was really super, inspiring, you'd recommend it to most anyone?

Umm, that's a hard one. But I do find myself frequently recommending The Secret Life of Bees.

What food totally grosses you out, you'd never be able to touch it? Ew. Gag. *hurl*

I ate snails once in my youth and liked them (yum, garlic butter), but that was before we lived with a yard totally infested by them. Thousands of snails. We hand picked them (well Mr S did because I was all "ewwwww!") I tried diotomaceous earth, copper barriers, even poison that made them foam up and dissolve - too gross to repeat. Nothing stopped them. They just just kept coming. Silently. Relentlessly. Waving their little eyestalk things. Leaving their slimy trails.... I figure I can make garlic butter and dip something else in it.

Did you ever watch a scary movie that frightened you so much you were afraid of the dark afterward? I mean like you're lying in bed trying to sleep, but you have to pee, but you're scared to get up. It doesn't have to be recently; could be when you were a kid. So what movie was it?

Ok, I am so totally a wimp that I don't watch them.

Is there a song that makes you dance every time you hear it? Would you tap you feet and sing along to it in public?

R-E-S-P-E-C-T Actually, just thinking about it makes me want to get up and dance. Please pause while I go put it on the CD player......

Tattoos: yes or no? Do you have any? Tell us! Do you think they're gross? TELL US!

None personally, although occasionally I have yearnings. If I ever came up with the perfect design idea I might just go for it. Don't think they're gross (heck they are practically mainstream these days), but I'll have to admit I still stare at an arm or leg completely covered.

When's the last time you laughed so hard your ribs ached and/or you nearly peed yourself? What made you do it?

I know it was someone's blog post, I just can't remember which.

Draw or doodle a picture of your pet(s) and post it if possible. Nothing fancy, don't be shy!

Hey look! Trying to draw in Paint is like using an Etch-A-Sketch! Anyway, that's Baxter.

Go through a stack or box of your old music. Stuff that you may not have heard in years. Pick one and tell us about it. Is it as good (or as bad) as you remember?

The Joan Baez Ballad Book holds up pretty darn well (and that goes waaaaaay back).

Do you still sleep with a stuffed animal? We won't laugh!

Only if you consider a stoutish, immovable feline "stuffed".

Ok, I'll tag CatBookMom, mouseyblog and Tyrannasaurus Bets. If any of you eschew memes you're off the hook.


Elizabeth said...

What a great pic of Baxter!

MollyBeees said...

Good God Girl! You live in beer central! All you do is bury a few shallow containers in your garden (my mum used peanut butter jar lids) and fill em with beer. Snails and slugs are notorious drunks and crawl in and drown in a happy, sleepy, inebriated kinda way. It really works! I've witnessed it! The downside is that some mornings you'll come out and find a hungover frat boy in your garden but it's still worth it!
Love the Baxter pic! Amazing likeness!

Kitty Mommy said...

Ditto on the Baxter pic love!!!

CatBookMom said...

OK, I'm posting this meme. We don't get so many snails, and the ones I find I send by air to play in the street.

Linda L. said...

Me too! Mine's posted!

We made escargot in French class in high school. Except the recipe called for white wine, and, well, it was a school, so we just left it out. Eww. Tasted like a fishy mushroom.

Never. Again.

magnusmog said...

Love the Batxer portrait and I'd second the drunk snail idea - we do the same thing with slugs and jam jars filled with beer.

kmkat said...

You are killer with Paint. Baxter looks just like a sleeping kitty :-)