Sunday Stealing: The Meme About Me, Myself and I

Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Lucy at the blog The Smallest Smallholding. She states that she was tagged by her friend Amy at the blog Turn to the Music. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go.

1. What inspires you to blog?
** The willingness to share my life’s story with people who might be interested.

2. What’s the best thing about blogging, for you?
** Know that I get to have a sounding board and there are actually people who are in the same situation as I do then things get much better because there are those who can relate with what you’re going through or feeling at the moment.

3. What is your favourite book of all time?
** Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

4. It’s 9pm and for some reason you’ve been hungry all day, despite the three square meals. What do you rustle up?
** Probably just a cup of coffee or a bowl of cereal.

5. Who are three of your style icons?
** Jackie Kennedy, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren

6. What’s your current favourite song/piece of music?
** I still go for mushy love songs.

7. What is the last book you read?
** Reviewer for Accounting Principles

8. What is your current favourite recipe?
** Anything that can be made from the oven toaster.

9. Who or what first inspired you to set up your own blog?
** I was bedridden during my pregnancy 7 years ago so that got me started.

10. What object could you not live without?
** My computer.

11. Where do you see yourself in ten years?
** Peacefully and securely settled in another country of my choice.

12. Who or what made you into the person you are today?
** My life’s harsh experiences helped me become the person that I am today.

13. What have your learned from blogging?
** You can’t please everyone and I don’t have the intention of doing so.

14. Knowing what you know now, what knowledge would you pass on to your past self?
** Don’t be too trusting!

15. Sunday roasts – lunchtime or evening meal?
** Lunch time

16. What has been your best blogging-related experience so far?
** Blogging has led me to meet a lot of interesting and great personalities. Add to that the fact that you can do something fun and love it at the same time.

Saturday 9: Elected

1. Many of my friends have commented they cannot discuss politics with co-workers, family, friends and others without conflict rearing its ugly head. Do you feel you can talk with your family and friends about this particularly divisive election?
** Yeah, I think I can.

2. Do you know who you’re voting for in next week’s election? How did you decide?
** Our next one will be in 3 years so that hasn’t really crossed my mind.

3. What do you think is the most important issue in next Tuesday’s election?
** I’m not in the loop so I’m begging off this question.

4. Can you go a day without laughing?
** No. I need a good laugh at least once a day.

5. Do you think that you can chose who you want to love?
** Yes. But more often than not, it just happens.

6. Have you ever been on stage? For what?
** I got awards and performed (sang).

7. Would you ever live in a different country? If yes, where?
** Yes. I’ve got my eyes set on Canada or Australia.

8. Any plans for Halloween?
** None. I’m stuck at the hospital.

9. The last costume that you wore, what was it and why did you choose it?
** If you consider an office Halloween event as one for the costumes, then I came in as a goth lady because the theme was Goth-inspired. That was like last year I think.

Friday Fill-Ins #197

1. While the cat’s away the mouse will play.

2. Looks fabuloso!

3. Children remind me of my once innocent self.

4. I drink lots of water and rest when I get home from work or shopping or what have you.

5. This may seem odd, but you wouldn’t believe that I once had to do some material handling for the uniform factory I used to work at. It was a fun job actually.

6. Weekend getaways or long drives are fun and that seems like a fine idea to me!

7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to a more peaceful sleep, tomorrow my plans include resting more and Sunday, I want to actually be home from the hospital but I don’t think it’s possible!

Happy Friday and Happy Halloween!

And it’s her birthday…

9 years ago, I met this pretty snob. Who would have thought that we would become the best of friends?

Ours was never a perfect friendship. Long distance friendships are difficult to manage because of the time difference, the cost and the distance. There were times that we won’t be able to talk for months and we would be on each others’ throats for not making the effort to communicate. I’ve been guilty countless of times but never did it cross my mind to forget her completely. I’m glad she’s always there to understand and forgive me for my misgivings and shortcomings.

Probably if all friendships could withstand the pressure, differences and distance, there will never ever be broken friendships at all.

On her birthday, I only want the best for her. She deserves it. Happy birthday to my BFF! I miss you, Love! I’ll see you soon!

Rock ‘n Roll Fridays: Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson

1. SCHOOL’S OUT : “School’s out for summer. School’s out forever…”
What was your best summer vacation memory as a child?
** The trips to the beach and Baguio.

2. BILLION DOLLAR BABIES : “Billion dollar baby, I got you in a dime store No other little girl could ever Hold you any tighter, any tighter than me baby”
What was the last thing you remember buying in a dime store?
** We don’t have a dime store out here.

3. WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE : “Welcome to my breakdown,
I hope I didn’t scare you. That’s just the way we are, When you come down! We sweat laugh and scream here, Cause laugh is just a dream here…”
Can you tell us about a nightmare you have had recently?
** I know I was being chased by someone and that’s the only thing I can remember.

4. ELECTED : “We’re gonna win this one, take the country by storm We’re gonna be elected, You and me together, young and strong” Democrats, Republicans or Tea Party?
Who will sweep the elections?
** I’m not that in tune with US politics. Sorry .

5. NO MORE MISTER NICE GUY : “My dog bit me on the leg today My cat clawed my eye, Mom’s been thrown out of the social circles, And dad has to hide…”
Have you ever done something that embarrassed your family?
** A lot of things.

6. SICK THINGS : “Sick things, in cars, rotate round. My stars. Sick things. Pretty things…”
Have you ever been motion sick? Was it in a car, on a plane, or on a boat?
** On a boat.

7. I LOVE THE DEAD : “I love the dead before they’re cold, their blueing flesh for me to hold. Cadaver eyes upon me see nothing. I love the dead before they rise, No farewells, no goodbyes…”
What celebrity death really bothered you?
** Princess Diana’s

8. SCIENCE FICTION : “Forever I’ll enjoy your under-achievement, I gonna see you every day now if I can, Why then don’t the night show really matters, I still wake on the fields of regret”
What is your favorite science fiction movie?
** Hmmm, DARYL was one.

MARILYN MANSON :

9. WHITE KNUCKLES : Fistfuls of you… You pulled me through with white knuckles… Fistfuls of you”
Has someone ever grabbed you to save you from a dangerous situation?
** Yes. And I’m thankful that she did.

10. THIS IS HALLOWEEN : “I am the clown with the tear-away face Here in a flash and gone without a trace. I am the “who” when you call, “Who’s there?” I am the wind blowing through your hair. I am the shadow on the moon at night Filling your dreams to the brim with fright”
What is the oddest thing you ever did on Halloween?
** Nothing really as we don’t celebrate Halloween that much out here.

11. THE WOW : “I’m worse than what you think you’d catch from me. Complicated’s understated. Did you stop and take a look at who you fell in love with?”
Have you ever been through a divorce?
** If I did, it’s something that was bound to happen anyway.

12. THE FOOD PYRAMID : “Everybody! My body is a pyramid that’s made of healthy food so do what we say (yeah) eat right every day (food) I love you.”
What does your food pyramid look like?
** It doesn’t look good. The inverted one probably. LOL!

13. THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE : “Hey you, what do you see?
Something beautiful, something free? Hey you, why you trying to be mean? You live with apes man, it’s hard to be clean”
What makes a person beautiful?
** A great personality, one who has a warm heart, having a wonderful and positive outlook in life and acknowledging that people can never be perfect.

Enjoy your Friday!

Christmas so soon…

It’s my fifth day here at the hospital and this morning I woke up to the thought that Christmas is just around the corner.

I suddenly thought about my Christmas list and the photo holiday cards that I usually send out every year to close friends and family. I wish I could start on them once I’m out of here.

Last Christmas was one of the worst for me. A lot of sad things happened all in one day that I had hard time coping with. I just hope that this year’s gonna be different. I want it to be really merry and bright, just like how my old Christmases were.

Thursday 13: 13 Things That I’ve Been Missing Out On

01. I miss my house.
02. I miss playing my games on Facebook.
03. I miss serious writing.
04. I missed out on Offspring’s 9th and 10th episodes.
05. I miss driving.
06. I miss my morning coffee.
07. I miss home-cooked food.
08. I miss freely moving about.
09. I miss the pollution outside of the hospital.
10. I miss cleaning my house.
11. I miss sleeping on my regular mattress.
12. I miss those uninterrupted sleeping hours.
13. I miss my regular routine.

I wish things will be back to normal soon. Happy Thursday!