Friday, April 30, 2010

Day 30: Whomever you find most attractive in this world

In "this" world? As opposed to...? hahaha Needless to say I will go with my own husband - why else would I want to be with him? He's funny, smart, gentle, kind and has happy eyes and a smile that is awesome. :) Here he is most recently with our oldest son. :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Day 29: Somewhere you want to visit

I'm thinking if the trip wasn't so long that Australia would be nice, but I think that's more for the accents than the country. :) But, I've wanted to take a cruise to Bermuda for a long time, so I'll go with Bermuda.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Day 28: a drawing

No laughing now - this is an original Ravyn creation! LOL

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Thief Strikes Again

Another meme - thanks to Cal!

TV Meme - Like Anyone Cares (I care Cal!)

Pick five of your favorite shows, in no particular order, before you read the below questions, then answer them!

1. Prison Break
2. Boomtown
3. Modern Family
4. Friends
5. Criminal Minds

01. Who's your favorite character in 2?

Detective Joel Stevens, played by Donnie Wahlberg.

02. Who's your least favorite character in 1?

Theodore "T-Bag" Bagwell. YIKES! This had to be one of the best rolls of this guy's career (Robert Knepper) because he scared the bejeezus out of me!

03. What's your favorite episode of 4?

The one where Monica tries to make Chandler laugh by putting a turkey on her head. Hysterical! Check out the look on Joey's face when he sees that. I laugh just sitting here thinking of it!

04. What's your favorite season of 5?

Hmmm...I am not a big fan of Mandy Patinkin, so I'll go with the first season that had Joe Montegna as Dave Rossi, season 3.

05. Who is your favorite ship in 1?

Um, don't think there is a ship in #1?

06. Who is your anti-ship in 2?

I'll go with the police car? LOL

07. How long have you watched 1?

Every season, every episode...EXCEPT the DVD 2 hour "bridge" episode which shows what happened between the next to the last episode and the last episode which took place like 3 years later.

08. How did you become interested in 3?

The commercials - couldn't wait to see it!

09. Who's your favorite actor/actress in 4?

Let's go with Lisa Kudrow - her Phoebe was Phabulous!

10. Which do you prefer: Show 1, 2 or 5?

Well that's not right, how can you pick amongst these three? Prison Break is over, Boomtown lasted one season and Criminal Minds has Shemar Moore. I refuse to choose.

11. Which show have you seen more episodes of, 1 or 3?

1 because 3 is a new show this year

12. If you could be anyone from 4, who would you be?


13. How would you kill off your favorite character in 1?

I wouldn't have killed him off! I could've come up with a story as to what happened in between!

14. Give a random quote from 1.

Lincoln: You’ve seen the blueprints?
Michael: Better than that. [shows his tattoos] I’ve got 'em on me.

15. Which character from 5 would be a good guest star on 2?

Oh without a doubt Penelope Garcia! She would rock over there on Boomtown and I would've liked to have seen a little action between her and Neal McDonough's character, David McNorris.

16. Would a 3/4 crossover work?

Oh I'm sure it would. Monica and Chandler were moving to the 'burbs - would've been a perfect set up to have Mitchell and Cameron as neighbors!

17. Pair 2 characters in 1 that would make an unlikely but strangely okay couple.

I'll go with T-Bag and Sucre (LOL!!)

18. Has 5 inspired you in any way?

It's inspired me to not kill people - such a violent show. LOL

19. Overall, which show has a better cast, 2 or 4?

Such differences...2 lasted only a year and was an excellent crime drama, whereas 4 lasted what, 10 years? and created some funny funny moments on the show.

20. Which has better theme music, 3 or 5?

Probably 3 since I can hum it in my head right now and 5 has tinkling piano music that sounds like a horror movie about to go bad! LOL

Day 27: A picture of where you are from

Now this is many choices...but, I'll have to go with this one - yup, that's her on the left! On the right is where the one on the left is from! LOL

Monday, April 26, 2010

Day 26: A Picture From One Of The Greatest Days Of Your Life

If I had a picture of my wedding day scanned into this computer, I would put that one up - but, since I don't, and Wings does, please check out his blog (Caffeinated Joe) to see the picture.

Also right up there is when my 3 kids were born...

Day 25: One of your most prized possessions

I'm not veering too far off the path with this one - Joe got me a beautiful engagement ring and Peggy was generous enough to give him the diamond from her old ring - beautiful. The wedding ring was a bonus!

Day 24: Something Embarrassing in Your Room

Oh my...this could be anything...

But, I guess I'll go with the jewelry cleaner I got for my birthday over a year ago that is still sitting on my bureau. Know when I think of cleaning my jewelry? Yup, when I'm going to bed - and who is in the mood to clean jewelry then??? :) Yup, brand new and still in the box!

Day 23: Favorite Music Video

If you can get past the first 60 seconds of the commercial, you can see how awesome this 80s video is!!!

Day 22: Picture Of You On This Day

I don't have a picture of me on this day because I'm 4 days late posting it. It's okay though, you wouldn't have wanted to see a picture of me from 4 days ago. It's not pretty.

Day 21: Favorite Movie Quote

My Favorite

"Just a minute - just a minute. Now, hold on, Mr. Potter. You're right when you say my father was no businessman. I know that. Why he ever started this cheap, penny-ante Building and Loan, I'll never know. But neither you nor anyone else can say anything against his character, because his whole life was - why, in the twenty-five years since he and Uncle Billy started this thing, he never once thought of himself. Isn't that right, Uncle Billy? He didn't save enough money to send Harry to school, let alone me. But he did help a few people get out of your slums, Mr. Potter, and what's wrong with that? Why - here, you're all businessmen here. Doesn't it make them better citizens? Doesn't it make them better customers? You - you said - what'd you say a minute ago? They had to wait and save their money before they even ought to think of a decent home. Wait? Wait for what? Until their children grow up and leave them? Until they're so old and broken down that they... Do you know how long it takes a working man to save five thousand dollars? Just remember this, Mr. Potter, that this rabble you're talking about... they do most of the working and paying and living and dying in this community. Well, is it too much to have them work and pay and live and die in a couple of decent rooms and a bath? Anyway, my father didn't think so. People were human beings to him. But to you, a warped, frustrated old man, they're cattle. Well, in my book he died a much richer man than you'll ever be." - It's a Wonderful Life

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Day Twenty: A 10+ Year Old Picture

Here it and my oldest (who is now almost 26) at Hampton Beach - almost 20 years exactly! :)

Monday, April 19, 2010

Day Nineteen: Something That Made You Smile Today

Not much made me smile today since the pup is a psycho and ate my glasses, but hey, I told my daughter that I couldn't get the Lady Gaga song, Bad Romance, out of my head and she just smiles, then blasts it...couldn't help but smile at that - she's such a smart ass! :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Day 18: Favorite Board Game

Oh so many! And we love playing with our friends (you know who you are!) but I think one of my favorites is Whoonu. Try it - you'll like it!

300 cards labeled with random people, places, things, actions, etc.
36 tokens in six different values (1 to 6)
Secret envelope
There are different combinations for the number of tokens needed depending on how many people are playing. If there are three participants, use tokens 1 to 4 in stacks of three. If there are four players, use tokens 1 to 6 in stacks of four, tokens 1 to 4 in stacks of five if there are five, and tokens 1 to 5 in stacks of six if there are six. Also, note that there are many different species of cards. Make sure you pick the right ones.

The envelope is given to the player whose birthday is coming up next. This player is the first "Whoozit".

Everyone except the Whoozit receives four cards and the remaining cards are put face down in a pile. Players can look at their cards, but cannot show them to anyone else.

Game play
In each round, players will try to guess the Whoozit's favorite things. For example, a player may have been dealt these cards: Super Bowl Sunday, New York City, string cheese and gardening. He would pick two cards (if there were three or four players) or one card (if there were five or six players) marked with things he thinks the Whoonu prefers.

All the players other than the Whoozit put their chosen cards in the envelope without revealing them. The Whoozit then takes the cards out of the envelope and secretly puts them behind the corresponding tokens 1 least favorite and 6 for most favorite.

The Whoozit reveals the least favorite thing first, reading it aloud. The player who chose this card takes the 1 token and gets one point. The Whoozit continues turning over cards until all of them are revealed and one token from each stack is awarded.

After this process is completed, it's time for a new Whoozit. Everyone passes their cards to player on their left. The player with no cards takes the envelope and becomes the new Whoozit.

All the revealed cards are put in a discard pile. Everyone except the Whoozit draws more cards for a total of four cards in each hand. The game continues until everyone has been the Whoozit and all the tokens are awarded.

Day 17: Childhood Photo

Ahhh...the good old days! hahaha
From the left:
Tom, Jim, Me and Jacki

Day 16: Future tattoos

So many to pick from! I know that I want one of my siblings to design a "Dad" tattoo for all of us to get in memory of my Dad, but since I don't draw, I am at their mercy. I have one of the kids' names already and one of my oldest's initials. I want to have a pair of wings somewhere (chest??) for my love. :) So too many to pick but I definitely want more!

Day 15: Current Grades

Let me grade myself:

Weight loss: F -
Work: B + (I've had a few days off)
front steps: B + considering that Joe and I had no idea what we were doing
kitchen floor: A - we did a damn good job!

Day 14: Favorite purchase

I'm a chick...I love to can I pick just one purchase? Hmmm...okay, guess I have to. I'm going to go with the laptop desk I have because, basically, being so short and chunky (HAHAHAHA), I have no this desk that spans my recliner to put my laptop on wins the race! :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Day 13: Favorite Memory

Oh there are so many to choose from! Any memory that has to do with my Dad is intensely special to me. Having kids is always a good memory because you forget how friggin painful it is! hahaha

But, my favorite memory is when I married my wonderful husband. Almost 15 years now. Love him just as much now as I did then!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Day 12: Where your family is from

I am part French and part Irish. I started a geneaology tree once for my grandmother and one thing after another happened and then I never finished it. She just turned 89 - think she'll still want it? LOL

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Day 11: Recent picture of yourself

Not too recent, but recent enough - at the Basketball Hall of Fame!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Day 10: favorite outfit

I suppose many people are going to say a certain dress they have or a favorite pair of jeans...but, me, being a fat chick, is going off the grid and saying my favorite outfit is whatever happens to fit on any particular day. I wonder if I was every to be a normal size again, would I even have a favorite outfit? Probably.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Day 9: Favorite flower

Daisy - a beautiful, simple flower. I just love it. It is one of those pure, simple joys of life!

Day 8: Favorite room

This is my favorite room - it's not in my house but I wish it was! Our kitchen doesn't come anywhere near the gorgeousness of this kitchen. Sigh.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Day 7: Favorite TV Show

Oh dear...this will be the hardest thing ever. I am a huge TV addict. I like to get taken away into other worlds where I don't have to think too hard. I watch a lot of true crime stories, a lot of HGTV and I like comedies.

Do I really have to choose a favorite? EEEK!

Okay, here it goes...the show that makes me laugh the most is Friends. I've previously posted the little clip of Monica with the turkey on her head and the look on Joey's face. Just too funny. So I would have to say that is my favorite show - I can put it on any episode, any day and still just laugh...

That being said...I laugh my ass off at Rules of Engagement. I could not stop laughing, couldn't breathe from last night's episode. Awesome.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Day 6: Favorite Song

I have already read Joe's post which lists his favorite as Unforgettable - the version with Nat King Cole and his daughter Natalie - many years apart. We loved it enough to choose it for our wedding song. It is absolutely one of my favorite songs.

Another song that I really enjoy is This Used To Be My Playground by Madonna.

This used to be my playground (used to be)
This used to be my childhood dream
This used to be the place I ran to
Whenever I was in need
Of a friend
Why did it have to end
And why do they always say

Don't look back
Keep your head held high
Don't ask them why
Because life is short
And before you know
You're feeling old
And your heart is breaking
Don't hold on to the past
Well that's too much to ask

Monday, April 5, 2010

Dave 5: Favorite food

Chips and salsa. Nachos. Who would've thunk that I would eat anything remotely full of peppers and onions, etc. But, the more salsa the better. Not much better than whatever salsa they give us with the chips at Chili's. Of course, "real" Mexican food is probably not like that, but that's okay...I like what I like. Oh, no olives and no sour cream. Yuckers.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Day 4: Favorite Book

Thurston House - I could read that thing any day at any part of the story. It's one of those books that transcends several generations and you can picture these people in your mind's eye. If you have a chance, check it out.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 3: Favorite Musician

Here I have to go with Steven Tyler...yeah, I know he's in his 60's and has had drug problems up the wazoo, but I think it gives his voice a distinctive sound!

I'm more a fan of certain songs, rather than specific albums or artists, but I'll always go for anything to do with Steven Tyler. :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Sorry Cal - still a thief!

Hi, my name is: Nancy

1. Never in my life have I been: Thin and fit.
2. The one person who can drive me nuts is: person? How about dog? TJ!
3. High school: Was okay, got along with pretty much everyone, wasn't part of a clique.
4. When I’m nervous: I eat.
5. The last song I listened to was: The Police - can't remember the song.
6. If I were to get married right now my best man/maid of honor: - Nancy again!
7. My hair is: Brown with strands of gray
8. When I was 5: I think I was 5 when I fell on to one of those floor radiators and split my knee open.
9. Last Christmas: was nice.
10. I should be..: thin and fit
11. When I look down I see: my bodacious ta-ta's.
12. The happiest recent event was: Kids tricking me for April Fool's - I fell for it each time.
13. If I were a character on 'Friends' I would be: Phoebe - she's a riot.
14. By this time next year: I hope to be thin and fit (seeing a pattern here?)
15. My current gripe is: People...I just don't like 'em.
16. I have a hard time understanding: why certain groups travel in packs to Wal-mart.
17. There’s this girl I know that: I would be quite happy if I never saw again.
18. If I won an award, the first person I would tell would be: Joe
19. Take my advice: Don't get fat.
20. The thing I want to buy: a chimney? LOL
21. If you visited the place I was born: You would also see the city my 3 kids were born in.
22. I plan to visit: Foxwoods, Maine, Florida this year.
23. If you spent the night at my house: I'd be going to bed early. Hey, I'm old!
24. I’d stop my wedding if: Already married so I dodged that bullet!
25. The world could do without: People who stand too close to you in line.
26. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: nothing...I would never lick the belly of a cockroach. I'm gagging thinking about it!
27. Most recent thing I’ve bought myself: Shirts and capri's
28. Most recent thing someone else bought me: ice cream yesterday
29. My favorite blonde is: Neal McDonough
30. My favorite brunette is: Keanu Reeves
31. My favorite red head is: tie - Jacki and Tom
32. My middle name is: Ann - which is so redundant...Nancy Ann. Sigh.
33. In the morning I: get up too early but like to take a nap later on but still get up by like 10 for the day!
34. The animals I would like to see flying besides birds are: if they will go South for the winter, I'd say chipmunks!
35. Once, at a bar: I watched this guy make an ass of himself trying to hit up the prettiest girl in there - what a tool.
36. Last night I was: blowing my nose, taking medications, trying to sleep, tossing and turning, sweating, breathing...
37. There’s this guy I know who: doesn't realize how awesome he actually is!
38. If I was an animal I’d be: a bear - who wouldn't? Hibernate all winter, eat all you want...yup, I wanna be a bear.
39. A better name for me would be: Chunky Monkey
40. Tomorrow I am: going to enjoy the friggin sunshine and maybe do some of the things on the "list" which has actually turned into a notebook!
41. Tonight I am: hoping I feel better than I do right now.
42. My birthday is: December 10th. When I was growing up only me and my Nana had December birthdays. My brothers were in May and my sisters were in April. Now that I'm an adult, I have quite a few more December birthdays to celebrate, including my fabulous daughter!

Day two - favorite movie

Ahhh....there are so many different ones for various reasons. There are some awesome comedy performances, drama performances, horror performances...I seriously don't think I can name just one...but if I had to...I'd say it's "The Net" with Sandra Bullock - no laughing! I can watch that anytime!

Others I can watch at anytime, no matter what part I happen to pop in on:

Big Business
It's A Wonderful Life
Rear Window
True Lies

and probably many more that I have forgotten!

Day one

Favorite actor - has got to be, hands down, Jimmy Stewart. I did love him in It's a Wonderful Life and Rear Window but I think the role that I love the best for him is when he's playing/being Elwood in "Harvey". Such a talent that man was. If we think modern day actor's, I'd probably go with Johnny Depp (no, not because my daughter thinks he's a god), but because he really becomes the person in the movies he does.

April Challenge

April Challenge
My husband has had Blogger's Block for awhile now. Worse than Writer's Block, this version leaves him with nothing to post, other than his Movie Monday reviews. So, when he saw the following on TumblFrog and then Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness, he decided it was a good way to get himself posting SOMETHING every day this month. So I am joining him - I hope I can remember to do it!

The challenge is to post each day using the following schedule:

•Day One: Favourite Actor

•Day Two: Favourite Movie

•Day Three: Favourite Musician

•Day Four: Favourite Book

•Day Five: Favourite Food

•Day Six: Favourite Song

•Day Seven: Favourite TV Show

•Day Eight: Pictures Of Your Room

•Day Nine: Favourite Flower

•Day Ten: Favourite Outfit

•Day Eleven: Recent Picture Of Yourself

•Day Twelve: Where Your Family Is From

•Day Thirteen: Favourite Memory

•Day Fourteen: Favourite Purchase Ever Made

•Day Fifteen: Current Grades

•Day Sixteen: Future Tattoos

•Day Seventeen: A Childhood Picture

•Day Eighteen: Favourite Board Game

•Day Nineteen: Something That Made You Smile Today

•Day Twenty: A 10+ Year Old Picture

•Day Twenty-One: Favourite Movie Quote

•Day Twenty-Two: Picture Of You On This Day

•Day Twenty-Three: Favourite Music Video

•Day Twenty-Four: Something Embarrassing In Your Room

•Day Twenty-Five: One Of Your Most Prized Possessions

•Day Twenty-Six: A Picture From One Of The Greatest Days Of Your Life

•Day Twenty-Seven: A Picture Of Where You’re From

•Day Twenty-Eight: A Drawing

•Day Twenty-Nine: Somewhere You Want To Visit

•Day Thirty: Whomever You Find Most Attractive In This World

Interesting and will hopefully be fun for me, and you, too!

Thanks to the brain behind this, whoever you are!

I'm still a thief!

1. How far away is the last person you kissed?

About 12 minutes driving time.

2. Has someone ever told you they would be with you forever?


3. Last person you were in a car with?

Nik - picked her up (late!) after school yesterday!

4. Any plans for tomorrow?

Supposed to be gorgeous weather so if I can tame this head cold, I should be good to go outside and enjoy the sunshine!

5. How long does it take for you to take a shower?

Maybe 10 minutes? Unless I need to shave the legs - then it's longer, cuz I got big legs. LOL

6. Best friend or close friends?

I have a few best friends.

7. Is tomorrow going to be a good day?

Yes, because it's Saturday and even if it was supposed to be pouring out, I wouldn't have to go to work.

8. Did you kiss anyone friday?

Not yet, but it's still early.

9. Ever thrown up in public?

Not that I can recall, no.

10. What's on your mind RIGHT NOW?

"Why, if I took Sudafed this a.m., am I still feeling like gack?"

11. Who was the last person you talked to?

I said hi to the security guard at the front desk this a.m.

12. What is the WORST subject they teach at school?

I went to a Catholic high school and I gotta say religion.

13. Have you seen anyone lately that you don't get along with?

Actually yesterday, saw her in the elevator here at work!

14. What is your favourite colour top to wear?


15. Have you ever been in a car accident?


16. What's the closest thing to you that's green?

my pen holder on my desk

17. Where would you like to be right now?


18. Write down some lyrics to the song you're listening to?

"Don't stand so close to me..."

19. How many dogs do you have?

Two, one an older gent with a calm demeanor...then there is psycho dog.

20. Is anything bugging you right now?

my head.

21. Is life going right for you now?


22. Is there someone you care about more than yourself?


23. What made you laugh today?

Nothing yet, but it's still early!

24. What was the last movie you watched?

I don't even remember! How pathetic am I?

25. Whats the last conversation you had about?

That I feel like gack.

26. What were you doing at 7:00 this morning?

It's not yet 7:00, but I will be doing what I would normally be doing - working.

27. Do you like your hair long or short?

On me, just like it is, curly and easy to care for - on Joe, shaved head.

28. Do you want to see somebody right now?

just saw Sharon.

29. Do you like the rain?

Not after this past year of weather in New England. I am soooo sick of rain and dreary days!

30. Did you have a valentine this year?


31. The last person you kissed needs you at 3 am, would you go?

Of course!

32. Would you honestly say you'd risk your life for someone else?

Of course!

33. Honestly, if you could go back 1 month and change something would you?

I would've started Weight Watchers again.

34. How do you feel about boys smoking?

Smoking is a dirty and disgusting habit.

35. Could you see yourself with someone forever?

Of course.