Monday, December 18, 2006

A little of this, a little of that...

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?
Whenever

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?
Nope

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?
See #13

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

29 comments:

James Goodman said...

That's a great list, Lime.

As for not liking hard boiled egg yolks, what's your thoughts on Deviled Eggs? :D

Anonymous said...

So whats the story on egg salad?
You've left yourself open for a lot of yolks.

lecram sinun said...

A panic stricken carrot?? Did the plot involve stewing? LOL!

DaMasta said...

I'd rather stab myself in the eyeball with a spork than drink Eggnog. BLEH!

OH... and I watched the Grinch last night! The one with Jim Carey! Yeah.. that's a great holiday movie ..hehe.. :)

Logophile said...

Now see, Mr. Logo and I had a difference of opinion on the question of lights. He wants white lights outside and colored on the tree. I prefer white on the tree.
We have colored lights on the tree. I draw the line at those stupid icesicles though.

Anonymous said...

james and g-man.....a combination of chalky cooked egg yolks and the snail trail/snot concoction that is mayo.....two revolting tastes that taste worse together!

lecram, yes and i'm told it was very apeeling

damasta, so nice to see you again! i concur on the eggnog, re: the grinch i think jim carrey's version is a defilement of the original but if you like it, more power to ya!

logo, i had a friend who strung the icicle lights then sprayed them with water so they'd be true icicles. then he had a lovely fruit bowl on the kitchen counter but no one was allowed to actually eat the fruit which he had carefully selected for it's visual perfection before agonizing over it's placement in the bowl. i found it miraculous that his wife did not strangle him with a length of colored lights.

Anonymous said...

I've been a king, a fool, a flamboyant gay, a murderer a second-hand car salesman and Santa amongst other things ( on stage too) and I would love to see your carrot.

In the obscure facts section the second item was the best.

Seamus said...

Hey! I've wanted to go "fetal" in a mall before too!!!!!

Such a checkered past you have - LOL!!!

Ameratis said...

I always enjoy reading your blog :) Thanks for sharing!

Top cat said...

I'm always learning new things about my friend lime..cool!
tc

lime said...

hypersonic, 'would love to see my carrot' is that some sort of scary come on?

seamus, oh me too. i couldn't blame him one bit!

amerita, thank YOU

tc, hopefully i didn't terrify you too much

Amber said...

I know it's not that funny. But the fact that a retarted girl gave you bike lessons made me laugh.

I love purple and also dislike egg yolks

Anonymous said...

i hope, Mrs Lime, that you know by now, after all this time, that, in general, i do not do Xmas...

but i'll give you this little secret...my favourite carol...'The Holly And The Ivy'...dunno why, it's just a great song i suppose...!!! Have a great festive period...with love from a proud heathen (^_^) xxx

Anonymous said...

i hope, Mrs Lime, that you know by now, after all this time, that, in general, i do not do Xmas...

but i'll give you this little secret...my favourite carol...'The Holly And The Ivy'...dunno why, it's just a great song i suppose...!!! Have a great festive period...with love from a proud heathen (^_^) xxx

Anonymous said...

i hope, Mrs Lime, that you know by now, after all this time, that, in general, i do not do Xmas...

but i'll give you this little secret...my favourite carol...'The Holly And The Ivy'...dunno why, it's just a great song i suppose...!!! Have a great festive period...with love from a proud heathen (^_^) xxx

Anonymous said...

i hope, Mrs Lime, that you know by now, after all this time, that, in general, i do not do Xmas...

but i'll give you this little secret...my favourite carol...'The Holly And The Ivy'...dunno why, it's just a great song i suppose...!!! Have a great festive period...with love from a proud heathen (^_^) xxx

Anonymous said...

i hope, Mrs Lime, that you know by now, after all this time, that, in general, i do not do Xmas...

but i'll give you this little secret...my favourite carol...'The Holly And The Ivy'...dunno why, it's just a great song i suppose...!!! Have a great festive period...with love from a proud heathen (^_^) xxx

Anonymous said...

Lime: you bet your sweet tushie it was. And they can get scarier!

Anonymous said...

Lime: you bet your sweet tushie it was. And they can get scarier!

Anonymous said...

Lime: you bet your sweet tushie it was. And they can get scarier!

Phain said...

once again i'm lifting material off of your blog - love the meme!

lime said...

amber, well it is ironic, but i was sure thankful for her.

guinness, blogger is CLEARLY having hissy fits!

hypersonic, LMAO!!! that's what i am afraid of! mwah!

phain, cool! i can't wait to see what you do!

Brian said...

I love your Christmas song selections. They are both classics and just beautiful.

Anonymous said...

'Emmanuel' also my very favorite carol... I love to play it on the piano with elegant pauses that invoke the deep emotions of the lyrics... Good choice!

btw: Did you ever get the e-mail I sent regarding choosing paint for decorating? I may have sent it to an incorrect e-mail address which would've left the recipient scratching their head. :-)

Sheri said...

I'm sorry I haven't been around lately commenting and such. Life is busy, busy and did I say busy? right now.

Loved the holiday meme and your answers!

Anonymous said...

Mr Lime's need for the fetal position: Very Strong... I'm in line with that everytime i hit the mall..

I believe i've blogged about that.

About your teacher not moving on until everyone mastered the lesson previous: it's not the girl that held you back, it's the teacher... As an instructor - I'd have to say, humbly of course, that it was stupid of your teacher to hold everyone else back.

Sometimes people just don't get it .. and you can't punish a classroom full of kids for one person that just doesn't get it.

Anonymous said...

A stripper? Really? Boy, I cant imagine you being a stripper! Not because you're not sexy or anything, but it just doesn't seem like you!

It's always easier to convince people you're that you're someone of questionable character before it is to convince 'em otherwise!

P.S Doing okay Lime. Last few days have been pretty rough on me, coming down and sweating my little heart out, but I got to have a decent dose of meds today and damn! Do I feel better! Thank God! I really needed the break from all that today.

I'll be in touch from time to time :-) Take care wonderful. As always, keep on keeping on!

Anonymous said...

I am going to steal the Christmas meme, but give me a few days... it's Christmas madness all around me and I am struggling to keep sane.

RennyBA said...

I was smiling when saw #9. You see in Norway we open the gifts on Christmas Eve - so just you come over this year and you don't have to have bad conscious:-)