Sunday, December 9, 2012

Y2 Day 102: Fulfilling the Duties of My Crown


Today is Weigh In Day, and I'm not sure I remembered to weigh myself; I woke up with a migraine and all I could think of was DRUGS. I suspect my weight is up a bit, as it was a pretty sedentary and treat-filled weekend (which I'm about to cap off with a glass of wine or two with my neighbor, since I had to miss her Hanukkah party last night).


(Mom thinks I should treat my migraines by having a hysterectomy. God love her. I will note that not one of my many and various doctors has ever made this suggestion, but hey.)

The last duty I must fulfill before truly claiming the title of Miss Liebster Blog is to nominate several other bloggers for this honor and pose 11 questions to them. Here's the problem: I don't know any other "small" bloggers except Lady Darcy, and I believe that she is in the same position. All my friends who used to keep blogs gave it up.

So I've instead decided to pose 11 questions to the universe and invite both my regular readers and my irregular readers to answer some or all of them in the Comments section. Please do! I would adore to hear from you.
11 Questions for the Universe

1. At what time of day are you generally happiest?
2. Do you prefer a hairy chest on a man or a smooth one?
3. If someone walked into your house, could they guess what your favorite color is? 
4. What is the worst book you ever read all the way through?
5. Do you have any recurring dreams or nightmares?
6. Which comic book character would you most like to shag?
7. It's karaoke night! What are you going to sing?
8. Do you believe in reincarnation?
9. Which Muppet are you most like?
10. If you could achieve your ideal weight and body shape and keep it for the rest of your life, but in return you would have to give up ten of your favorite foods, would you make that deal?
11. Which game show would you most like to appear on?

Wow. I totally want to answer these!

But I'm restraining myself, because this is YOUR time.

Off to brush my teeth and get glammy for my drinking date. (I am currently very drab and a little oily, with spaghetti in my teeth and limp hair. The opposite of glammy, in other words. But a little lipstick, blotting paper, back-combing . . . I'll be Ginger Grant in 15 minutes, for sure.)

—Lady Ginger C

12 comments:

  1. 1. At what time of day are you generally happiest? Late evening when it's time to read before bed.

    2. Do you prefer a hairy chest on a man or a smooth one? Definitely smooth, which is the main reason I married the man I did, haha!

    3. If someone walked into your house, could they guess what your favorite color is? Yes, it would be a 50/50 guess of red or black though.

    4. What is the worst book you ever read all the way through? That execrable book by Colleen McCullogh called something like The Education of Miss Mary Bennet, a heinous "sequel" to Pride & Prejudice, one of the world's best books. LOATHE it.

    5. Do you have any recurring dreams or nightmares? Yes, since childhood. It involves a truck driving back and forth in a desert landscape. NO idea what it means but it horrified me for years. Now my big recurring dream is me searching for my (now torn down) childhood home in Louisiana and weeping hysterically in front of the empty lot and another dream where I am SCREAMING at my mother about various things.

    6. Which comic book character would you most like to shag? Maybe Wolverine or Magneto.

    7. It's karaoke night! What are you going to sing? Something by the Eagles (maybe New Kid in Town or Desperado), Olivia Newton John (Please Mister, Please or I Honestly Love You) or Barry Manilow

    8. Do you believe in reincarnation? Not really but I hope it exists. I want to come back.

    9. Which Muppet are you most like? Sadly, I am probably a Miss Piggy clone.

    10. If you could achieve your ideal weight and body shape and keep it for the rest of your life, but in return you would have to give up ten of your favorite foods, would you make that deal? At this point, probably not.

    11. Which game show would you most like to appear on? Jeopardy.

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    1. Awesome!! (Get in line for Wolverine, missy miss! And he has a hairy chest, besides.) :)

      I used to fantasize that when I got famous, Barry Manilow and I would sing "Daybreak" together. Which is so dumb on so many levels, but most particularly this one: Of all his songs, I don't sing that one very well. But a 16 year old can dream...

      Thanks for answering!

      xx

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  2. I love answering questions about myself, as you can see, but you are correct in that I read very few "small" blogs. It might be nice to have more readers though but my blog is not as focused on anything resembling a theme like yours is.

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    1. If you would like the award, consider yourself nominated. Just copy the graphic from my blog and paste it to yours; that's what I did. And you can see all the other requirements from my *clearly laid out* follow-through. Hee!

      Congratulations!

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  3. Lady V -- aka Jen's dear friend KT, a title I am proud to waveDecember 9, 2012 at 11:14 PM

    At what time of day are you generally happiest?
    6 a.m. Or earlier.

    2. Do you prefer a hairy chest on a man or a smooth one?
    Depends on the man.

    If someone walked into your house, could they guess what your favorite color is?
    They could; they’d be wrong. Hard to decorate in pink (houseful of guys) or brilliant emerald.

    4. What is the worst book you ever read all the way through?
    Why would I want to remember this?

    5. Do you have any recurring dreams or nightmares?
    Yes. That I’m disorganized. Which I am.

    6. Which comic book character would you most like to shag?
    I don’t read comic books.

    7. It's karaoke night! What are you going to sing?
    “Old Devil Moon,” “Moon-Faced, Starry-Eyed,” “Murder, He Says,” “This Can’t Be Love,” “I Wish I Were In Love Again,” “Spring Is Here.” Do let me know how many I stumped you on!

    8. Do you believe in reincarnation?
    Of course.

    9. Which Muppet are you most like?
    Rowlf the piano-playing dog is my favorite. But I’m not like any Muppet.

    10. If you could achieve your ideal weight and body shape and keep it for the rest of your life, but in return would have to give up ten of your favorite foods, would you make that deal?
    Where do I sign?

    11. Which game show would you most like to appear on?
    Jeopardy.

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    1. With #7, you stumped me on all but "Murder, He Says" and "This Can't Be Love." I will look up the other three!

      I think a pink and brilliant emerald house would be divine. Three-fourths of your menfolk have moved out; can't you redecorate, mama?

      Thanks for answering! You are a perfect peach.

      xx

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  4. 1. 9:30/10pm, all snuggled in bed.
    2. A smooth one! I HATE hairy chests.
    3. Probably not-I have a somewhat yellow kitchen though.
    4. Red Badge of Courage -- and I had to write about it too. Blech.
    5. That I am onstage in a play I have never even read. I used to dream about many ways to kill my ex-stepfather, but not in decades.
    6. Um, Superman is THE answer, yes? But would my head blow off when he...you know.
    7. Hmm, maybe She Bop, Cindy Lauper? Natural Woman, Carol King? I'll stand by you, The Pretenders?
    8. I am not sure what happens to you after death, but reincarnation would be fine with me, in case, you know, God is asking.
    9. Ernie.
    10. Nope.
    11. Jeopardy.
    Love & kisses,
    Mrs. Cynicletary
    p.s. Congratulations! I lieber you!

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    1. My first instinct is to stand by my man and say that Wolverine would kick Superman's ass!!....but yeah, probably not.

      You are SUCH a sweet Ernie, my good loyal friend! (Do you ever write on your old blog any more? If so, consider yourself nominated as well! We're all winners!)

      Thanks for answering!

      xx

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  5. 1. At what time of day are you generally happiest?
    10 pm when I can read in bed

    2. Do you prefer a hairy chest on a man or a smooth one?

    When I was younger, hairy, but now - ICK! (Remember the 70s men with hairy chests with gold medallions and unbuttoned shirts? Eww.)

    3. If someone walked into your house, could they guess what your favorite color is?

    Maybe if they walked into my closet...

    4. What is the worst book you ever read all the way through?

    DUNE for college English class. I HATED it. I hate SciFi. I was in the minority.

    5. Do you have any recurring dreams or nightmares?

    In a car driving into a large body of water. It's recurring but rare, thank God.

    6. Which comic book character would you most like to shag?

    Archie probably can dance the shag.

    7. It's karaoke night! What are you going to sing?

    Strangers in the Night or Hello, It's Me.

    8. Do you believe in reincarnation?

    No, but I knew a distinguished former coworker who did. So he now knows the answer.

    9. Which Muppet are you most like?

    Never watched them.

    10. If you could achieve your ideal weight and body shape and keep it for the rest of your life, but in return you would have to give up ten of your favorite foods, would you make that deal?

    Where do I sign?

    11. Which game show would you most like to appear on?

    Wheel of Fortune.

    ~Cindy in SC

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    1. Many of your answers made me smile, but I HOWLED over #8. Yes indeed he does!

      I'm also shocked by #10, because you look perfect to me!!

      Thanks for answering, my Glamour Girl!

      xx

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  6. 11 Answers for the Universe

    1. Coming home at night to a warm fire, dinner waiting on the stove, and my husband’s happy greeting. Enough to make a woman say: I get it.
    2. Both! I love everything about a man’s chest, assuming it is manly. Man-boobs – not so much.
    3. No – that would take much too much intentional planning.
    4. My sister’s book Gemma. I read it as quickly as I could in hopes that would mitigate the impact, but the book-burns are still there.
    5. One. It always involves various bodies of water and my youngest son drowning. I wake up my husband and make him hold me until I can breathe again.
    6. Wolverine. I think the movie kind of influenced that one.
    7. Anything that others will sing with me. My voice sounds best in a crowd.
    8. No. But I believe that others believe in reincarnation. I just don’t trust a process where everyone gets to be Cleopatra or a Knight of the Roundtable.
    9. Miss Piggy. Are there other Muppets?
    10. Of course! Those who have surplus pounds are food connoisseurs and any food you miss can be “reconstructed” in other dishes. Now you can try them all! Just don’t ask me to give up my top five alcoholic drinks. That would be cruel.
    11. The one that makes me the most money and makes me appear the smartest. Jeopardy does the latter, but Who Wants to Be a Millionaire would be more lucrative. Assuming I don’t get my “make me look smart “ wish in this fantasy game, I suppose I would make out best on Wheel of Fortune or Password, although I secretly covet Family Feud, perhaps because I know I could never get my family to join me.

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    1. Ooh, I would totally play Family Feud with you. Adopt me!!!

      (Password! I adore Password! I haven't played that in ages.)

      Love your answer to #10; that's pretty much how I worked it out too.

      Thanks for answering, sweet girl! (Or shall I call you: Almost Dr. Sweet Girl?) :)

      xxx

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