Wednesday, March 30, 2011

What was the worst decision you ever made?

Oh, hell...too many to count.

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What is the most adventurous thing you have ever done??

Gosh, I'm no Bear Grills, but the first thing that came to mind is traversing across the center of NYC's Central Park by myself. Yeah, I know it's not a big adventure, but looking back it probably wasn't my smartest move.

Some of our ghost town trips might be considered adventurous, but since I wasn't alone, it doesn't seem nearly as risky.

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You can invent any flavor of ice cream. What do you make?

Hmmm...I would like a buttery graham cracker chunk, cherry swirl, cheesecake ice cream.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

Shine-On!

Since she had a sweet genuine shiner from hitting the DVD player with her face, I thought it might be show some solidarity to join her.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Well Red Bird

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What are you looking forward to in this year's garden? Any favorite produce, flowers, etc?

Tomatoes, fresh from the tree peaches & plums, fresh peas and snow pea pods are my favs. So much goodness!

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What is your favorite breakfast food?

I love fruit and pancakes or French toast, but I have been loving on oatmeal lately. Umpqua Oats "Kick Start" is my fav right now. It's oatmeal with nuts, seeds and dried fruit. Yum!

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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Grief

My dad died last Tuesday after a short stay in a hospice facility. He's had heart issues for 30+ years after suffering a minor heart attack when he was in his 40s. His heart was assisted by a pacemaker and a defibrillator, and thanks to such technology, he was blessed to have many years of decent health. Only in then last two years or so did his heart finally start to give up..slowly, but surely.

We weren't especially close, but we had a pretty good relationship. (Only when he called me "Bozo" for having colored my hair an auburn red did I question whether or not he was a decent human being. Heh.) He was solid and reliable, and that's a lot more than most fathers out there. For that, I am grateful and quite aware that I was pretty lucky.

One of my favorite childhood memories of my dad was when he would chase me and my sibs around and then tickle us whenever the Vikings made a touchdown. It made me watch the games much more intently than I normally would and because of that, I know football rules far more than I want to know. (It was fun seeing my cousin post a similar memory about my dad on Facebook.)

I have a lot of good memories of him which will move him forward with me.

While deep in grief for my father, this time is shared with the tragedy in Japan. I am devastated by the extent of the damage from the tsunami. While viewing the videos of the tsunami rolling in and completely obliterating entire towns, there's a depth of fear that I haven't experienced previously. One video in particular takes the viewer from trickle to buildings collapsing in six minutes flat. Another video shows a wide scene with the tsunami flowing toward tiny blips on the screen which are people trying to outrun the rush of water. It all happens so fast...and so violently. Just devastating.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

What is your favorite radio station and what is the format of the station?

KRCL - wide variety of music...stuff you don't find anywhere else. KBER - rocky rock rock.

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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Is there one thing you hope you would be able to do this summer? (i.e. visit a certain town, visit a lake, or lie in a hammock in the back yard with a glass of lemonade).

I'd like to find a comfortable chaise in the shade and have a hot breeze blow over me while taking a nap.

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

How often do you masterbate and how long does it usually take for you to orgasm? I know it's two questions so let's see if you try to dance around them like you do so well with other questions.

Not as often as when I was single. Not long at all with the proper equipment. *tap* *tap* *pirouette* *bow*

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Are You happy?

No, not really happy right now.

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Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Why did you change your PotW to just Photo Updates? Is this a stupid question?

I'm not sure what you are asking?

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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Which question do you wish someone would ask you??

"Do you want that as 120 million dollar lump sum or 180 million spread out over 20 years?"

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How would you describe your politics??

Mostly disinterested, but often liberal.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Spring is coming up quick. Are you growing any new crops at the farmstead this year?

No, nothing new planned. I wish we could grow broccoli, cabbage, etc, but it just doesn't do well. Neither do carrots, another favorite.

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Have you forsaken us??

I have not! Life just interferes sometimes.

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If I were to lend you the missing "f" for ToTD 2011 #18, would you use it?

Probably not.

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What is your personal belief regarding what happens after one dies?

The body starts to decompose almost immediately after death. Eventually, the bodily components meet the earth in some fashion, and the substances are reused.

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Spring?

This is my favorite shot from last month. Icicles are nice and all...but can we have Spring?
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