Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tag: Questions No One Asks

:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?  ... Both!

:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? ... I do.  They're great things to donate to places like women's shelters, where women really need anything at all that will help them feel beautiful again & regain there self-confidence!

:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? OUT!  I can't stand it to have my feet tucked in!

Have you ever stolen a street sign before?  No.

:Do you like to use post-it notes? Yeahhh ... but they usually need a little help from tape, too!  

Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?  ALWAYS use them!

Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?  I've been through the bee swarm deal (another story there!) - hmmm ... neither one sounds ok ;-

:Do you have freckles?  A few random ones.

Do you always smile for pictures?  I try to! but I'm not a poser - I've known THOSE

:What is your biggest pet peeve? Stupidity, which unfortunately comes in many stripes

:Do you ever count your steps when you walk?  No, but I've known a couple who did - & for very different reasons!

:Have you ever peed in the woods?  What about pooped in the woods?  Oh, Lawd!  Peed, yes ... and not well, either.  DO NOT PEE IN THE WOODS IF YOU'RE WEARING JEANS WITH CUFFS AND YOU ARE UNDER THE INFLUENCE - enough said!

:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing?  Occasionally

:Do you chew your pens and pencils? Not a chewer

:How many people have you slept with this week? Hah!  R u kidding?!  None!

:What size is your bed?  Queen

:What is your Song of the week?  Don't have one this week ... check back ;)

:Is it okay for guys to wear pink?  Very few guys can carry this off without looking like there hair is straight-up in flames ... the one I knew that could - married, three kids - was in NJ, and named James :)

:Do you still watch cartoons?  Very rarely

:Whats your least favorite movie?  Wow, just one?!!  Shrek.

:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?  In my heart.

:What do you drink with dinner?  Water or coffee (which is made with water ;) ) 

:What do you dip a chicken nugget in? Sorry - I'm in a nugget-free zone ;)

:What is your favorite food?  Beef!

:What movies could you watch over and over and still love?  Them!  The Deadly Mantis (hmmm I'm detecting a theme ...)

:Last person you kissed/kissed you?  Oh boy ... yeahhh I can answer this, but it wasn't in the context that I think this question is asking!

:Were you ever a boy/girl scout?  Yeahhh ... part of my mother's campaign to make sure I had the best that suburbia had to offer, which was completely unavailable to her growing up in the city

:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?  Who would be interested?!

:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? Within the last couple of months ... but I'm behind in doing so!  Eeps!

:Can you change the oil on a car?  Noooo

:Ever gotten a speeding ticket?  Noooo - almost!  it's a miracle AND a very funny story why I did not, too!

:Ever ran out of gas?  Yeahhh ... in the parking lot of the old Muhlenberg Hospital, because it was so cold, I was sitting there talking with the heat running.  Thank God I was not alone! because by the time that happened, it had been such a long and unsmooth 24, I literally could not function and would have just sat there until I froze over solid ... in fact ... I probably would have still been sitting there when they came to do construction!

:Favorite kind of sandwich?  #83 at Jetson's; #5 at Tastee's

:Best thing to eat for breakfast?  French Toast!

:Do you have any magazine subscriptions?  Oh, yes!

:Which are better legos or lincoln logs?  Actually, the real wood, painted bright colors, blocks I had as a little kid

:Are you stubborn?  I refuse to answer ;)~

:Who is better...Leno or Letterman?  Neither!

:Ever watch soap operas?  YES  :Are you afraid of heights? OH YES :Do you sing in the car? YEAHHHH

:Do you sing in the shower? No :Do you dance in the car? Noooo  :Ever used a gun? NO!

:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? 2004, I think

:Do you think musicals are cheesy? No

:Is Christmas stressful? It can be! especially if you have to go to the MAUL

:Ever eat a pierogi?  LOVE these !

:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?  Teacher

:Do you believe in ghosts? Not really - but a certain doorknob thinks I should ...

:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? Certainly!

:Take a vitamin daily? Should!  

:Wear slippers?  No :Wear a bath robe?  Not at the present time

:What do you wear to bed?  Usually a version of sweats and a t shirt ... you know its summer, when I go to sleep in a housecoat!

:First concert?  Styx

:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?  Maul-Mart

:Cheetos Or Fritos?  Fritos!

:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?  Peanuts

:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?  Isn't that a brand of sunglasses?!

:Ever take dance lessons? No

:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? Hah!  What future spouse would THAT be?!
:Can you curl your tongue? Yes (isn't that genetic?)

:Ever won a spelling bee? No
:Have you ever cried because you were so happy?  Surely ... please pass me the tissues ;)

:Own any record albums? :Own a record player?  Used to!  

:Regularly burn incense? No, but I have a very dear friend who does!

:Ever been in love? Of course!

:Who would you like to see in concert?  Celtic Women

:Hot tea or cold tea? Hot

:Tea or coffee?  Coffee!

:Sugar or snickerdoodles? Neither

:Can you swim well?  yeahhh

:Are you patient?  Can we please hurry up with these questions already?!

:Whats your favorite color?  PURPLE!

:Do you miss anyone right now?  Lawd have mercy, YES!!!

BONUS JONAS QUESTION: something that happened to you in middle school. ... Well, it was called jr. high school - and maybe that's about the best and only thing I should say about THAT.

Sunday, April 10, 2016

What A Day With MS, feels like...

A Short in the Cord: Can You Imagine?: I wrote this in 2004 to help people understand what it's like to have Multiple Sclerosis. I think it's time for a reprint. Have yo...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

"So I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me."  2 Corinthians 12:9

This especially struck me, first cuppa coffee, Weds. a.m. ... enough to get back into my blog! and to write about it! which is a good thing :) ...

Therefore, I will not only tell y'all, but I shall boast (to speak with excessive pride) that I am financially stuck, to where I eat from the largesse of others, mainly; that I am not only disabled since 1988, but have developed some alarming new symptoms over the past couple of years, so in addition to dealing with Pain areas: in the muscles, abdomen, back, &  neck ..Gastrointestinal ...Whole body: fatigue...Muscular: muscle tenderness...Mood: anxiety .. depression, difficulty falling asleep, headache,  joint stiffness, painful menstruation ....I now also am dealing with  -- Pain areas:  eyes...Pain circumstances: can occur in the back due to head nod or with eye movement...Muscular: cramping, difficulty walking, inability to rapidly change motions, muscle paralysis, muscle rigidity, muscle weakness, problems with coordination, stiff muscles, clumsiness, muscle spasms ...Whole body:  dizziness, heat intolerance, poor balance...Urinary:  persistent urge to urinate ...Sensory: pins and needles...Visual:  rapid involuntary eye movement...heavy legs, difficulty raising the foot

I am boasting about all of the above, because God said I'm to do so! and so that - when the miracles do happen (like the answer to a prayer for an angel to sweep me up the steps of our city hall, which is not handicapped accessible, as just one example!) -- well, another translation reads that, essentially, people stand there and say THAT MUST BE GOD!!! because I am such a weak, insignificant to society, invisible in some sectors, person, that IT ONLY BE THROUGH GOD AND BY GOD THAT SUCH THINGS HAVE HAPPENED, AFTER ALL!  MON DIEU !!!

And so I am boasting here in the foothills of SNP ... ~ Jeannee