Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Clouded Crystal Ball

Once again my predictions have been wrong.  I predicted that the entry immediately below, Q and A, would be the least interesting that I have done.  BUT, in the four hours that it has been posted, it has drawn five positive comments. Go figure.

One response was from my daughter who posted her comments right after mine.  And she gave me permission to print hers too.

So here they are side by side.  You can see how far the fruit has fallen from the tree. For your enlightenment, Dad (blue) and Kate (orange), side by side.


 

1-WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING AT THE MOMENT?
Old Man's War by John Scalzi.  That is, I have it here, ready to read  SIDDARTHA, by Hermann Hesse...actually I just finished it and am without book right now.  I really enjoyed it tho...slow beginnings, but then about 1/2 way through I couldn't put it down.

 

2-WHAT IS PRINTED ON YOUR MOUSEPAD?
CIC Software.  I wonder who they are. 
A nice forest green color, solid.

3-WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE BOARD GAME?
I play Wordscape online with my daughter daily.  Scrabble is taking a back seat to Wordscape for me too. 

4-WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MAGAZINE?
Whatever is left on the table of the lobby of the old folks home I live in. Right now...Watercolor Magic.  In fact, I'd better renew my subscription. 

5-WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SOUND?
"You have mail"  The Silence.  It was very interesting last night in fact...I awoke noticing it WAS silent for awhile...no dogs, no cars, no people, no snoring.  YES!!!

6-WHAT'S THE WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
Being ignored GRIEF

7-WHAT'S THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF IN THE MORNING?

What part of me aches the most today?  I usually sit on the edge of the bed for about five minutes before I get going. Sometimes I go back to sleep sitting up.  Usually, "WHAT THE HECK DAY is this?"

8-HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU PICK UP THE PHONE?
Four rings...I snatch it up just as the answering machine comes on.
.As few as possible, hate the sound.

10-WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IN LIFE?
Family ~ Love   Family ~ Love

11-WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE FOODS?
Avocado,  Greek Olives,  Dip and Chip, Brussels sprouts

Uhhh, CHOCOLATE (s)  

12-DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?

I'm eighty, I drive forty in the fast lane  YES, but I try to go with the flow of traffic anyway.

13-DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
Well, no   Well, only if he's just eaten a meal...and the puffy, fluffy cat...do those count?

14-WOULD YOU CLASS STORMS AS COOL OR SCARY?
Cool...I love thunderstorms and rain...especially to watch the lightning light up the sky.  WAY COOL

15-WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
1930 Packard Straight-eight.. My family picked it up used from some rich dude who lost it during the depression.  It sat seven passengers easily.  During High School days we called it the "football ferry" and drove it loaded with a dozen kids to "away" games.  The first one I owned on my own was a 1938 Chevy that took be back and forth to UCLA during WWII.  You'll have to help me on this one...I THINK it was a '59 Chevy Biscane?  BLUE with the stick on the column.

16-WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ALCOHOLICDRINK?
Jim Beam Bourbon in Pepsi  Margarita, with Cuervo Gold, on the rocks, not blended.  WITH salt  BUT, they also create the WORST hangover!

17-DO YOU EAT THE STEMS OFF BROCCOLI?
Yes they are the best part.  The best part of the Artichoke is the stem also.  The short ones, and YES on the Artichoke!!!

18-IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR:

I could, but I don't. Why does anyone bother?

PURPLE HAZE

19-IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?

Full...I tend to see the positive in everything.

Full...I tend to see the positive in everything.

20-WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? 

Big with Tom Hanks  Too many to count...used to be The Great Escape...but I LOVED Rainman, Good Morning Vietnam and Good Will Hunting

21-DO YOU TYPE WITH THE CORRECT FINGERS ON THE CORRECT KEYS?
I do....thanks to that typing class in High school. I tried typing with a pencil, but ... I do....thanks to that typing class in High school.

22-WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
Whatever it is, it is going to stay there.  I cannot get down on the floor to look any more. Nothing unless you count the cat or the airpump for the bed.

23-WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SPORT TO WATCH?
I wait for the play offs or the super bowl.  I ignore basketball completely.  LOL, BASKETBALL is my favorite!

24-SAY AT LEAST ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU:
I snagged this off a journal!  Sonya sent me one once: She writes a fasicnating journal about her family and her job. That quizwas longer than this one.  Took two days to fill out.  It also had philsophical questions. I notice they are missing in this version, and it is just as well.

My Poppy is a very generous and loving father!

25-DO YOU PREFER HORROR MOVIES OR COMEDY FILMS?
Comedy  Comedy

28-WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE TIME OF DAY?

Mornings at the old folks home here.  Entertainment on Tuesdays.  A pianist plays for us and he lets me "sit in" with my harmonica.  We play cards after dinner for about an hour. Then everyone disappears into the rooms and hibernates.   Cuddle time, whenever it is.  But late afternoon is my most productive time usually.

29-WHAT'S YOUR BIGGEST PET PEEVE?
Grumpy old people who are peeved about everything.

People not keeping their word or not sharing the load with others.


30-IS THERE ANYONE YOU HAVEN'T FORGIVEN? 
Maybe a few  Pres. Bush, 1 & 2...tho that really ISN't true...unforgiveness only hurts ME. 

31-WHAT TYPE OF MILK DO YOU DRINK?
I have no idea.  It comes to me in a pitcher to put on my cereal.  Funny, I drink the milk from the cereal bowl when the cereal has been eaten, but I gag at the thought of milk from a glass. Can't drink any right now, but would be 2%, but rarely a glass full.

32-DO YOU MAKE YOUR BED IN THE MORNING?

Heck no.  That is why there is a bed room door.  Shut the door. If you make a bed in the morning, you have to unmake it in the evening..  DITTO (I wonder where I got that?)

33-HOW MANY TVs ARE IN YOUR HOUSEHOLD?
1
34-WHO PUTS THE GARBAGE OUT?

How nice to live in the old folks home.  You never have to deal with trash, dusting, vaccuuming, or garbage  My husband.  YAY

35. What is your favorite flower?
Roses.  We have a nice rose garden  This is a tough one...but I think I'll say azalea.  It is lovely to see, floats in a dish beautifully, and I LOVE to draw and paint them.  (Though I don't do it often).

36. Candy, jewelry, flowers as a present?
  Candy.  the recipient will usually share withyou 
Jewelry if it is expensive...flowers if the jewelry would not be expensive. ;-)  Candy is NOT a good present...oh wait, am I GIVING or RECEIVING?

37. Favorite color? 

Purple or Brown  Still teal (turquoise) or sage (light green)

 

That was fun, Dad...you can post it to your site if you want...I don't have a journal page to put it on.

Love, Kate

6 comments:

kateh2ocolorart said...

Oops...that should be DAD comments first, Kate second.

mavarin said...

No surprise, you have a pretty cool daughter, too! - Karen

valphish said...

yep, you have quite a few similarities!  Cool! xox

sylviam4000 said...

It's lovely to see a family entry on here.
Sylvia

ryanagi said...

I have to say I usually skip these lengthy "question" posts, but yours was actually fun to read.

spunkyxmasangel said...

You have no idea how these things get around.  Lol.  Everyone loves doing them. I think it's because it shows how much we all have in common.  :) -Dawn-
http://journals.aol.com/spunkyxmasangel/EverythingUndertheSun