|**edit, i spelled pavel wrong and the odd photo made everyone think that he was our new cat, rather than our youngest, at 2 years old, but not new (newest, though)kitty. so, i just got two birthday packages...one from my newest best friendlynn and one from my other newest best friend velma. pavel claimed the wrapping for his own, and sends his thanks...|
i cannot believe all the stuff they sent me! they do better than my friends that have known me forever! seriously. and i owe velma a package, which is on its way to her as we speak. i really hope she will like it. i think i would dig it. these are from lynn: fiber, which i actually plan to knit as roving into something, a pretty and lovely smelling candle, "N" notecards, beads with copper inside (mmmm copper!) and an adorable kitty card! from velma, holy cow! a adorable photobox (i think) a kitten mini paint by numbers (and i collect vintage ones! did you know?) a really cute coin purse with a bird pin, a sterling silver birdy pin that is singing (for my jacket!) little watercolors, two vintage squeaky toys, vintage party invitations, too cute to ever use. okay, maybe in a collage, though, a handmade accordian book and an adorable handmade card. i will be taking the artwork out of that to use again, for sure! oh so nice! i am sitting here with a belly ache (and i big bloated belly) and it really made me smile! i can't get all of the photos i uploaded to show up on flickr, but they should be there later. sigh. thanks so much guys!
okay, so i have been painting. a lot. they aren't wanting to show up on my flickr, but this one is showing up. i don't think she is done yet. not sure. she is a donkey girl. cute, no? certainly not the more artsy things i usually do, but light and fun and cute is nice sometimes. who doesn't like fun? ok, i know a few people. my granny, for example. there are some other paintings on flickr too if you wanna go check em out.
and a bit later...
i went to the art supply to get more colored matteboard (free!) and look for brush pens, to no avail. well, i got one that i don't have many hopes for, micron makes it, for anyone who is interested. it has a pretty fine brush tip that is archival, of course.
anyway, i then went to ship out some packages, including velma's, and the mail chute for the packages was broken! i went after hours, at 5ish i think, so no one was there and the door was jammed. i managed to jam my other package into a slot, but the other package was about 2 inches too big all around. so frakking annoying. jeebus! i swear, i keep trying to mail it and something happens. stomach flu. jammed slot. and then there was a lady at the post office that said, "i'm a trucker! i'll unjam it!" so she kept slamming it and slamming it and slamming it. to no avail, clearly. so annoying. si in the future, i will put all i can into a soft package. this had mostly soft stuff and then the painting, so i didn't have much choice. sigh!!
i am so washed out still, and not having a good time eating. everything makes me sick, so i haven't been eating really. and i feel so tired. i am sure i will feel better to-morrow. it will have been 3 days then.
and a loooong but good meme, methinks. consider yourself tagged!
i am going to warn you that some of the answers are creepy. in my dreams, i am not who i want to be, which always gave me a sense of shame that i never had dreams, only nightmares. i was never happy in them, never doing great things. i guess that no matter where you go, you can never get away from who you are. wherever you go, there you are. the odd thing is that i feel like i am a confident person, not the person i was growing up, but in my dreams, i am in the midst of horrible things. every time. zombies, rape, friendless, deserted. on that happy note...
When was the last time you shaved?
at about 2am i put veet on my arms to try it out for jake.
What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.?
sleeping, i guess.
What were you doing 15 minutes ago?
talking to jake whilst he drove home.
Are you any good at math?
regular math, yes. high math, no. in fact, i think i have dyscalcula, the numerical equivalent of dyslexia.
Your prom night?
i didn't have the money for a dress and my boyfriend was super pissed.
Do you have any famous ancestors?
we had some relatives that swam in the olympics a long time ago.
Have you ever taken out a loan to pay for school?
Last thing received in the mail?
i just got a package from the yarn wench and velma! didn't open them yet.
How many different beverages have you drunk today?
a double coffe with 2 sugars and whipped cream and a diet 7up
Do you ever leave messages on people's answering machine?
Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?
yes. and i always draw little pictures, too.
What's the most painful dental procedure you've had?
i had nightmarish orthadontics. and many teeth pulled as a kid for that reason. my mom had braces as an adult and told me that she never realized how terrible they feel.
What is out your back door?
our deck, swing, grass, insane garden with strawberry vines, raspberries, herbs and overgrown flowers.
Any plans for Friday night?
i think we are supposed to go to oktoberfest for jake's coworker.
Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?
not a good site. i have curly hair, and it is colored (big time) so i end up looking frightening, and the blond parts turn brassy. and the reddish in my hair comes out. not in a good way.
Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different kinds of popcorn for Christmas?
my family did.
Have you ever been to a planetarium?
yes, when i was younger.
Do you re-use towels after you shower?
you mean, more than once before tossing them in the laundry? of course. what is this, a hotel?
Some things you are excited about?
painting, art, collage, fiber
What is your favorite flavor of JELLO?
Are any of your great-grandparents still alive?
Where do you keep your change?
my wallet, my pockets, the floor, the washing machine, the laundry basket.
When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?
What kind of winter coat do you have?
many. but the one i love the most is one i got last year from jake that is a tealy blue tweedy color with a faux fur color and a nipped in waist. very 50's.
What was the weather like on your graduation day?
from college, really warm and sunny. and sweaty under the gown.
Do you sleep with the door to your room open or closed?
8 lasts --
8.] last kiss: last nite when jake went to sleep.
7.] last beverage: diet 7up
6.] last movie watched: Usual Suspects
5.] last phone call: jake.
4.] last cd played: kt tunstall
3.] last "i love you": when we got off of the phone.
2.] last time you cried: last week when i had the fybromalgia issue and lost grip. in the shower.
1.] last alcoholic drink:couldn't tell you. it tends to give me bad headaches.
6 have you evers --
6.] have you ever dated someone twice: yes, in high school and then about 6 years ago, it was creepy.
5.] have you ever been cheated on: i think so.
4.] have you ever kissed someone: Um...
3.] have you ever kissed someone you regret: i don't think so. oh wait, i used to kiss one of our dogs all the time and got worms. but it was worth it.
2.] have you ever been depressed: Yes
1.] have you ever been drunk and thrown up: Oh yes...ugh
6 things you've done today
1.] checked email
2.] packed up orders
3.] spun some yarn and plied it
5.] made coffee and had some wheat chex
4 places you've lived--
1.] south africa (born)
2.] st. louis (first place we came to in america)
3 favorite colors --
2.] robins egg blue
3.] fleshy pink
2 things you want to do before you die --
1.] go back to south africa (to visit)
2.] live somewhere on the ocean. and warm. but not too warm.
Q 01: is there a person who is on your mind right now?
A 01: Always
Q 02: Where is the last place you went?
A 02: To the grocery store
Q 03: who is the last person who called you?
A 03: jake
Q 04: do you have any siblings?
A 04: an older and younger brother
Q 05: do you smile often?
A 05: Yes
Q 06: do you think that someone is thinking about you right now?
A 06: Yes
Q 07: do you wish on stars?
A 07: yes.
Q 08: do you untie your shoes every time you take them off?
A 08: i attempt not to wear shoes that tie as much as possible. for a long time, i didn't wear shoes with backs.
Q 9: do you like your handwriting?
A 9: i have grown to like it, despite the fact that it looks like arabic. my dad's actually looks very similar. i wonder if i subconsciously copied him?
Q 10: who's bed did you sleep in last night?
A 10: My own
Q 11: what color shirt are you wearing?
A 11: kelly green, another one of my favorite colors.
Q 12: do you have any pets?
A 12: 3 kitties. peeps (fluffy, bad, but sweet), kahlo (Stripey girl, broken tail from when she was a kitten so it is about 6 inches long and floppy, sooo sweet. pukes a lot), pavel (just turned 2 years old, we bottle fed him from about a week or two old, is mean to me, anyway. has a best friend, socky jojo, a slipper sock stuffed with yarn. goes with him wherever he goes.)
Q 13: what is the color of your bedsheets?
A 13: yellow with flowers.
Q 14: What were you doing at 9 last night?
A 14: working on a couple small paintings.
Q 15: I can't wait until..
A 15: my stomach flu goes away.
Q 16: Look to your right. What's there?
A 16: a cat perch/house that is supposed to look like a tree, i think.
Q 17: Ever cried yourself to sleep?
A 17: Yes, not in a long time
Q 18: Song that makes you cry?
A 18: needle in the hay by elliott smith. the saddest song ever.
Has anyone ever thrown you a suprise party?:
yes! and i had no idea.
Are you easily excited?
What event is coming up that you're most excited about?
vacation next year. and seeing john and diana's baby. and getting to see my neice again. soon.
If you won a million dollars what would be your first thought?
this is a joke. i am on a show. i know it.
If you could have anything right now what would it be?
the money. all the money!
What was your latest dream?i generally have nightmares. okay. always, since i was a kid. and back then, i had the same few really really bad ones all the time. to the point that as a kid, i would sleep in my closet sometimes so that when the dude came to kill me and my family, he would think that no one was in my room. that said, last night, i dreamed i was on some sort of artist retreat, but we had to travel by foot through water full of snakes. we were walking on wooden planks that were supposed to be over the water, but really weren't. i few people got bitten by watersnakes and got left behind. everyone told me to buck up and stop being a wuss. so, once we got to the place, which i thought would be a hotel, it was a series of crappy "guest houses" which were really small cabins and the bathrooms had no lights in them, sort of like a portapotty. everyone was pairing up, for roommates, and i had no one to pair up with, so i felt like a dope. boy, what does that say about me? it turned out that the retreat was all sorts of miserable physical activities, in the cold, the mud, suck. the rest was really confusing. i'll stop there. the night before involved being in an america's next top model type contest, except that i wanted to become a chearleader, despite me lack of energy, and lack of love of short skirts and jumping around. and pep, that too. anyway, i had to go in front of a whole arena of people with my arse hanging out of my short short skirt. and i could hear jock boys mocking me. it was great! the rest actually got really really really bad, and i will leave it there.
Do any of your dreams come true?
sometimes, yeah. i have dreams about people dying sometimes.
What was the weirdest dream you've ever had?
that would be a tricky thing to figure out. when i was little and had the chronic nightmares, i had this one over and over that i had gone to the grocery store with my mom (what was the old giant eagle in penn hills, a bit scary) and while in the produce department, she slipped and fell and couldn't get up. she told me to go call my dad. when i called, he didn't know who i was and hung up. when i went back, she was gone. i went through the plastic hanging sheeting into the meat freezer and my mom was hanging by her leg upsidedown and asking me to help her, but being a 3rd grade kid, couldn't do anything.
5. Do you usually remember your dreams?
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