File under 'Quotes from the House of Lime'....
During a trip to the mall this weekend Mr. Lime asked, 'Do you think anyone would notice if I curled up in the fetal position here on the floor?'
The painting continues at HOL. We were discussing what to do with the den/tv room downstairs. Mr. Lime wants to do the walls with rough lumber to make it look like barn board. I'm fine with that but asked about the one wall of dark panelling I know he doesn't want to have to touch because of the windows on that wall. He said he'd like to ignore it. I crinkled my nose and stuck out my tongue. He offered, 'Maybe I will paint it white.' I recoiled in disgust. He suggested, 'Maybe I will let you do what you want to that wall.' I smiled, nodded and told him he was a smart man.
Dr. Psy wants to know 6 obscure facts about me.
1. I grew up in a purple house. We were the subject of much gossip because in Pennsylvania dutch country purple is NOT an acceptible house color. Ok, the house was white but the door, shutters, trim and garage were all screaming purple...where I grew up that defined the entire house as purple.
2. I learned to ride a bicycle without training wheels when the moderately retarded girl down the street from me taught me. Dad was gone, Mom was a brand new single mother who was trying to keep her head above water. I was embarassed not to be able to ride because even the younger kids on the block knew how. I was getting teased when the retarded girl offered to teach me. I learned more than just how to ride a bicycle that day.
3. I played clarinet for 3 months in 4th grade. I quit because the teacher would only move on when EVERYONE had mastered the previous lesson. One girl NEVER practiced. Consequently, she held us all back. My mother stood over me while I practiced. One can only practice a G and an A for so long before going stark raving mad with boredom so I lied about my assignments and worked ahead. When the teacher heard me playing some song that was weeks away in the lesson book (because I was bored while non-practicing girl was screwing around trying to assemble her stupid clarinet) she yelled at me for working ahead. Forget that! I quit! I wish I hadn't.
4. I was a stripper, a prostitute, a drug dealer, and a homeless person all before I graduated high school...in theatrical productions. Apparently I am more convincing as someone of questionable character than I am as someone sweet, kind, and wonderful. Moi? MWAHAHAHAHA! I also had a lead role as a panic striken carrot in a children's theater production. Meryl Streep, eat your heart out.
5. The most fun role was Mrs. Dibberly, the inebriated mother of the bride who created all manner of mayhem in a live radio show performance.
6. I don't like hard boiled egg yolks. They taste like chalk. I peel the egg, pop open the white and throw away the yolks.
James had a Christmas meme I had to steal.
1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate?
Hot chocolate with a great big blob of marshmallow fluff on top. Egg nog makes me feel like I should go shave my tongue when I am done with it.
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree?
Wrapped of course.
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white?
White on the tree and for outlining the house. Colored for bushes and shrubs
4. Do you hang mistletoe?
If I thought it would work I might
5. When do you put up your decorations?
6 What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?
George Clooney in a Santa hat and red silk boxers. Wait, that's a dessert....
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child?
I just always liked making the rounds of family members. Maternal grandparents on Christmas Eve, paternal grandparents after lunch on Christmas Day. Dinner was at my aunt's place with the whole extended clan. I loved seeing all my cousins.
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa?
My parents were rather unconventional about that. There was never a literal North Pole dweller with elves and a workshop, etc. Anyone could be Santa as long as they had the spirit of giving in them. I do remember loving that MY grandfather was the Santa at our daycare one year. I liked being in on the secret.
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve?
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree?
With ornaments, you silly thing.
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?
Love it in it's season, from December to February. Any time outside those months I dread it.
12. Can you ice skate?
I can stand up, go forward, and stop. I look utterly ridiculous doing so. It's always good for a laugh.
13. Do you remember your favorite gift for Christmas?
Receiving, no. Giving, yes. My freshman year of college I had money and time and access to shopping and was able for the first time to get something for each family member that was a surprise for them. Those were my favorite gifts.
14 . What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you?
Being with people I love, remembering the real reason, putting a smile on someone's face.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert?
See #6, drizzled with chocolate
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
I cannot even begin to choose.
17. What tops your tree?
A punched tin star
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving?
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song?
Sacred: O Come, O Come Emmanuel. I love the simplicity of the Latin plain song. I love the lyrics and how they speak of the ancient longing for a Messiah. In a close second is Adeste Fidelis because the Messiah has come. Yep, I want it sung in Latin too.
Secular: Carol of the Bells
Silly: The Grinch Theme. How can you hear that and not want to sing along in the deepest bass voice you can muster? Oh and is Thurl Ravenscroft not the greatest name ever to go with such a voice?
20. Do you like Candy Canes?
You betcha, they go well with hot cocoa