#697 [Shannon’s Moments Meme, Part Two]

23. Have you ever gone to the “dark side”?

who hasn’t?

24. What shirt are you wearing right now?

Far Side teeshirt of a bear trying to break into a car with a coat hanger

25. What’s important about a bed to you? Like type of sheets, size or whatever.

it’s gotta have lots of pillows and not be like sleeping on a slab. ouch.

26. Can you sing?

hahahahaha, no.

27. What is something about you that would surprise you?

nothing about me surprises me. i am a boring loaf

28. Have you been to a pirate, Renaissance Fair, or other costumed event? If not, would you for the right event or say cause?

yep!

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?

i don’t sing in the shower, i’m too busy trying not to fall over if there’s no seat or trying not to fall over even while sitting down

30. Favorite girl’s name?

31. Favorite boy’s name?

32. What’s in your pocket or purse right now?

i own neither of those

33. Last thing that made you laugh?

34. Best toy as a child?

POGS!

35. Worst injury you have ever had?

probably when i fell off my bike and slid down a dirt road where rocks and stuff got into the wound. gross, i know.

36. Where would you love to live?

in a hobbit hole

37. What type of TV do you have? Would you’d like an upgrade?

i have a 32in HDTV, the only thing i’d change about it is it needs more HDMI ports. i often have to swap between my XBOX and blu-ray player. luckily i don’t play console games anymore so it just stays in the blu ray player

39. How many dogs do you have?

one

40. Do most folks trust you?

i guess? i dunno. maybe they just say they do to keep me from freaking out

41. What book are you reading?

And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie

42. What’s your favorite classic TV show?

43. What’s your favorite sports team?

New Jersey Devils

44. Favorite month and why?

Whatever the one that begins spring because spring is awesome and isn’t balls hot or super cold

#696 [Hello]

1) This video begins with Adele and her flip phone. Is your cell phone a simple or a smart phone?

i have a smart phone

2) As soon as her cell is fully charged, Sam disconnects the adapter from the outlet to save electricity. Are you careful about conserving energy?

i do my best!

3) Adele sings that she must have a called a thousand times but her former lover never picked up. Think about the last call you made. Did you get through? Did you leave a voice mail? Or did you just hang up?

i got through

4) Adele brews a cup of tea in the video. How often do you drink tea? Year round? Only in winter? Never?

year round, every morning except Sundays

5) Adele told Glamour magazine she like two sugars in her tea. Do you watch your sugar intake?

hahahaaha, no

6) This song is about reaching out to someone and extending an apology. When is the last time you said, “I’m sorry?”

i do a lot, it’s an after-effect of emotional abuse

7) Adele was a heavy smoker who enjoyed the habit and didn’t quit until 2015, after doctors convinced her it contributed to her chronic throat problems. What’s something you know you should do for your health?

watch the cholesterol….oops

8) Even though she is one of the world’s highest-earning entertainers, she recently had her credit card rejected while shopping at H&M. She admits she was “mortified.” Have you ever experienced that moment at the counter when your card was rejected?

yeah, my EBT card apparently said “invalid date”, when you only get ONE when you sign up unless you lose it so my card said February 2015 [which is when i got it.] and i’ve been using it in the wholesale club since, with no issues. the only time i opt to use it in the supermarket, it fails to work the first time and i got this line of people behind me.

EMBARRASSING.

9) Random question: When you were a kid, did you keep a neat or messy bedroom?

my room was always a mess, it’s somewhat messy now. organized chaos.

#695 [Shannon’s Moments Meme, Part One]

1. Do you like blue cheese?

i admittedly, have never tried it so i cannot say yay! or nay!

2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? If yes, how did you quit?

nope, never

3. Do you own a gun? How are your feelings about gun control/2nd amendment rights?

i do not own a gun. 2nd amendment rights will always be a sticky subject, but i will say that the laws need a bunch of changing

4. What is your favorite flavor of water or liquor flavors?

plain water, fruity or sweets liquor [think Cosmopolitans and Bailey’s Irish Creme]

5. Do you get nervous before a doctor visit? Why?

i do, cos i feel like they’re going to find something wrong in my lab work or scans. i have a follow-up CAT scan in September that i’m particularly nervous about and hoping my lung is fine

6. How do you like your hot dogs?

completely plain with no bun, if with a bun just ketchup

7. Although it’s been asked a lot, tell us about a favorite movie that you haven’t shared before.

i think i’ve shared all my favorite movies at least once

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?

tea, but i won’t say no to coffee, either

9. In a dating situation, have you ever misrepresented yourself to seem cooler or hipper? (Yes we know for most of you it was long ago…)

no, what you see is what you get. the only real exception i can think of is when i was still figuring shit out regarding my sexuality and i was very flim flammy on what gender i was actually attracted to

10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry? Why?

i like all my jewelry when i can get arsed to wear it because each piece has a meaning behind it

11. Favorite hobby? Tell us about it so we understand it.

Cosplay. it’s basically Halloween every day meets live-action role-play

12. Do you have A.D.D., or have you suspected it?

i have ADD

13. What’s a thing you dislike or would change about yourself?

i can’t pick just one, but i will say even if i wanted to change things, i feel it would alter me as a person and potentially effect my relationships with people

14. Middle name? Like it or not?

it’s classified information, very few people know it. i think it’s alright, too feminine for my personal identity though

15. Name three random thoughts you might have on this week:

1. i get the house to myself for almost a week agan?
2. i hope it doesn’t rain / storm
3. the cake is a lie

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Tell us a bit about them.

1, plain water
2. hot tea with a dash of milk and lots of honey
3. chocolate milk

17. Current worry:

doctor visit in October, i still gotta schedule lab work

18. Current annoyance:

this dang heat and humidity

19. Favorite place to be in the summer? Give us a wee bit more than “the beach”.

indoors, sucking up the AC

20. How do you usually ring in the new year? If forced (how we’d do that without Judd coming to your house, if you even know who he was) to do something new, what would it be?

i usually play Animal Crossing with a bunch of friends. this year we’re hoping Rin can visit and i get very first kiss at midnight

21. What have you done this summer that’s special? Pictures please.

absolutely nothing

22. Have you ever walked into a room with just shoes on?

like, you’re bare ass naked just wearing shoes?

nope.

#694 [The Trolley Song]

1) In this movie clip, just about everyone (except Judy) is wearing a hat. Do you wear hats for fashion, for warmth or for both?

both!

2) This song is from Meet Me in St. Louis, which was a huge hit and the second highest grossing movie of 1944. When is the last time you watched a movie in the theater?

i saw The Secret Life of Pets on opening day. it sucked. the trailer was loads better.

3) The movie follows the Smith family as their hometown, St. Louis, to prepares to host the 1904 World’s Fair. What’s the biggest thing to happen in your hometown?

Hurricane Sandy, and more recently a huuuuuuge drug bust in a house literally around the corner from me.

4) This week’s featured artist, Judy Garland, is best known as Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. That movie is shown so often that Sam thinks she may have seen it a dozen times. Is there a movie or holiday special you’ve seen over and over?

i’ve seen SOOOO many!

5) Judy admitted to being perpetually tardy. Are you usually prompt? Or are you always running late?

i try to be early but lateness happens


6) Judy’s first professional performance was a rendition of “Jingle Bells” when she was just two. How old were you when you entered your chosen profession?

7) Thinking of “Jingle Bells,” here’s a wintery question for a hot summer day: What’s your favorite carol?

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

8) Judy was a very demonstrative person. She enjoyed hugs and admitted that, when she nervous, she took emotional support from physically reaching out. Are you demonstrative?

i try to be!

9) She told Barbara Walters that people would be surprised to learn that she was a good cook and specialized in desserts. Do you have a sweet tooth?

a huge one!