Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!

This has been a crazy time in our household. Today is my husband's birthday, so we have spent the last few days seeing friends and family. We drove across the state and back twice. And to tell you the truth, I'm pooped. We did so much traveling that it caught up with the kids, especially Alex. He's out of sorts tonight because he's missed naps for the past two days. Ella, however, is a little party girl, ready to kick up her heels at a moment's notice.

Alex is so tired that we did not go out to see our local fireworks display; I think Tim's a bit disappointed about that. As a child born on the 4th, he grew up believing that the fireworks were set off for him. The kid in him still believes it and wants to share that feeling with his kids. But Alex is so exhausted that he's cranky and feverish. With any luck, he'll be back in action tomorrow.

Suffice it to say I haven't had a chance to blog, even though I had five days off. I've been craving my laptop--I've missed the feel of the keys under my fingertips. But again, I'm tired, so I'm cutting myself some slack and posting a meme.

This meme comes by way of Susannah.

The Countdown

10 Favorites
Favorite Season: Summer
Favorite Color: Blue/navy blue
Favorite Time: 9 p.m., after the kids go to bed
Favorite Food: The Chick-fil-a sandwich
Favorite Drink: Hot tea with lemon
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate
Favorite Place: My bed
Favorite Sport: Baseball, tennis
Favorite Actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite Actress: Hmmm. I'm stumped.

9 Currents
Current Feeling: Sleepy
Current Drink: Hot tea with lemon
Current Time: 10:36 p.m.
Current Show on TV: Law and Order: SVU
Current Mobile used: Motorola
Current Windows Open: Word, Explorer
Current Underwear: Black bikini cut panties
Current Clothes: Red cotton top, grey men's pajama bottoms.
Current Thought: "Can't get my poem to work out so I'll post this meme instead."

8 Firsts
First Nickname: Boo Boo
First Kiss: Age 12, it sucked
First Crush: Duran Duran--I loved Simon LeBon
First Best Friend: Don't remember
First Vehicle I Drove: My parents' Reliant K
First Job: Concession stand employee at a movie theater
First Date: High school prom
First Pet: Two mice, Garfield and Odie

7 Lasts
Last Drink: Hot tea with lemon
Last Kiss: One hour ago
Last Meal: Lobster ravoli and mixed greens
Last Web Site Visited: versedaily.com
Last Film Watched: Rent
Last Phone Call: With dad
Last TV show Watched: Red Sox "taking it in the shorts" courtesy of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays

6 Have You Evers
Have You Ever Broken the Law: Maybe
Have You Ever Been Drunk:absolutely!
Have You Ever Kissed Someone You Didn't Know: No
Have You Ever Been in the Middle/Close to Gunfire: God no
Have You Ever Skinny Dipped: No, damn it.
Have You Ever Broken Anyone's Heart: No

5 Things
Things You Can Hear Right Now: My daughter snoring, the fan, fireworks from Boston.
Things On Your Bed: Brown down comforter, greenish sheets, pillows, socks, O magazine
Things You Ate Today: scrambled eggs, toast, pineapple dipped in chocolate, steak tips, lobster ravoli
Things You Can't Live Without: My family, iPod, books, Red Sox, my Subaru Outback, a good cup of tea--yes, it's all about the tea
Things You Do When You Are Bored: Blog, call friends, read magazines

4 Places You Have Been Today
The bed, Best Buy, backyard party in Western Massachusetts, and "my happy place" (my mental vacation spot from my family).

3 Things On Your Desk Right Now
Bills, Nomar Garciaparra Red Sox bobblehead doll, lots of pens

2 Choices
Black or White: Black
Hot or Cold: In the words of Buster Poindexter, Hot Hot Hot

1 Place You Want To Visit
Barcelona, Spain


Susannah said...

oooh, yes, Jan, Simon LeBon! I particularly loved him in the Wild Boys video - remember that one? Lol

lovely list (i want to try some lobster ravioli now :-)

bb said...

Have I been away from your blog so long? Wow, I had so much catching up to do!

Great replies - I'm going to get around to doing this meme really soon!

And you should move to the UK with all that tea drinking :-)


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