Monday, March 19, 2007

Monday, Monday

“Sometimes it pays to stay in bed in Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code” - Dan Salomon

It was a crazy weekend here at the homestead. DH decided that he had to paint his office, which is next to mine in the mushroom pit. Thankfully, I was able to abort his attempt to paint mine as well (I absolutely didn't feel like tearing down this place -- too many things on the wall and in the book case to move them). Despite keeping his grubby paintbrush from my walls, his task still resulted in loss of internet access for the entire day on Saturday, and part of the day on Sunday, thus leaving me a little discombobulated.

I have no idea what to post today, so I am, once again, relying on memes. Oh... except for this nifty resource for research: Ask a Librarian.

Meme One: Question of the Day

How many keys are on your key chain right now? Do you know what each one of them opens?

Actually, I probably have more store key tags on my ring than keys! Why is it that everyone (including my library and the YMCA) have a key tag anymore. Sheesh.

Okay, back to the question: keys. I have many, and yes I know what they are all used for. Had you asked this question a couple of weeks ago, I would have said no, but I took two unknown keys off and tossed them in the junk drawer where they will undoubtedly stay until we move out of this house. Maybe then I will be absolutely certain that they aren't somehow important.

The keys on my ring are: four vehicle keys (I have one, DH has two -- one just for commuting, and a truck to pull the boat in the summer, one is my mom's car), and two house keys (because DH changed the front door lock, but not the back door lock). Not very exciting, is it?

Meme Two: Monday's a Bitch

Last Week

Looking back on this past week what was...

1.The best meal you had?

Honestly, the one I enjoyed the most was probably the lunch buffet at Pizza Hut: a HUGE salad and then all the veggie lovers pizza on thin crust that I can eat (we go about once a week, and the waitress gets the kitchen to cook up our fave pizza). No, I don't have expensive or exotic tastes when it comes to food. In fact, my peanut butter and jelly sandwich with blackberry jelly probably comes in a close second.

2.The highlight for you?

Thursday was SEVENTY SIX DEGREES! It was fantastic. I opened all the windows, scooped up all the doggy poop, cleaned out my gardens... and then...

3.The lowlight?

It SNOWED EIGHTEEN INCHES ON FRIDAY NIGHT. GAH! We're buried once again. This really stinks.

4.Your latest night?

No laughing please. I stayed up until about 9:30 on Friday night. I know, I know, I'm a crazy woman.

5.Did you see any movies last week? If so, how would you rate them on a scale of 1-10?

No movies in the theater. I did finally watch Nora Robert's "Carolina Moon" that I had on TiVo, and am happy to say that I finally found one of her four movies that I enjoyed. They did a good job with that one. It made sense, not too much was omitted, and the characters were finally pretty well cast (though I didn't LOVE Wade, I could live with him).

Meme Three: The Monday Melee

The Monday Melee

1. The Misanthropic: Name something (about humanity) you absolutely hate.

People who torment animals. DH was telling me about some kids that were doing donuts on their jetskis around a herd of deer swimming between the islands on Lake Winnepausakee last year. He said the deer were freaked out. Someone on the island yelled at the kids and they stopped, but really: what was the point? If those stupid kids had been downtown late at night and a bunch of guys with baseball bats started circling them, how would they feel?

2. The Meretricious: Expose something or someone that’s phony, fraudulent or bogus.

This one is tough. I have an potential get-together with old "friends" coming up next month, a couple we knew from Colorado that are now in Maine. I never liked the wife, though DH was great friends with the husband (who was an okay guy). The wife is two-faced and deep down unkind. I'm not looking forward to being stuck with her for hours on end... still, DH would like to see the husband, so I suppose I must.

3. The Malcontent: Name something you’re unhappy with.

The fact that I keep getting bogged down in editing my novels. At this rate, I'll never have one published. GRRRR...

4. The Meritorious: Give someone credit for something and name it if you can.

My ninth grade English teacher, Miss Grong, for forcing us to learn all the helping verbs, in order. I never could understand why the had to be "in order" on the test or they were wrong. I do now. They are permanently impressed in my brain, and I now have no excuse to write in passive voice. (Is, am, are, was, were, be, being, been, has, have, had, do, does, did, shall, will, should, would, may, might, can, could)

5. The Mirror: See something good about yourself and name it.

I'm kind to animals and children (though I have to be honest and say that I typically prefer animals to children). That's a good thing, right?

6. The Make-Believe: Name something you wish for.

To finally, FINALLY, get one of my novels published.
And there you have it, all the questions about me that you were afraid to ask.

Happy Monday!


Judy said...

stealing this today.... :-) And, you can come down and live with us ANY winter! That would be super cool. We could write together and brainstorm together and I'd make you veggie pizza. Bring S. too :-)

MaryF said...

9:30, eh? No wonder you get up so early!

I liked Carolina Moon, too.