Thursday, February 05, 2009

BRIDGE OUT! (But mostly a meme)

Hello all you crazy people out there in Bloggerland. I had really planned to write a long, gripey post about a stupid barge which managed to bang itself into one of only two bridges crossing the Ohio River from Southern Indiana to Louisville this morning, causing said bridge TO BE CLOSED from 6:00 AM to 8:30 AM (read here: rush hour), causing ME to be late to work, since it took me 1 1/2 hours to go to THE ONLY OTHER BRIDGE (along with oh...approximately 2 bazillion other commuters) for what is usually only a 25 minute drive.

But, as you can see from the above paragraph, I am clearly OVER my disgruntledness with the IDIOT who plowed a barge into the base of the bridge this morning and started my day off the wrong way. I mean, how could I be mad at someone who couldn't steer something as big as a barge through an opening as big as 3 or 4 school buses between 2 massive concrete pillars, which were obviously right there and so obviously somthing you would want to MISS?
(BTW, I couldn't find a picture of this morning's crash, but the above picture is when another brilliant barge operator crashed his barge into the railroad bridge crossing the Ohio in Louisville and SUNK IT in 2006! It was, incidentally, loaded with bags of powdered concrete mix. Yeah -it took them a LONG time to get that sucker out of the river!)

So, I chose instead to do the fun meme I found over at Tense Teacher's on SuperBowl Sunday. I am grouchy and I intend to go to bed and have a long, cozy chat with the man I love.
Have a great Friday tomorrow all!

Do you wear slippers?
Yes. Steven got me a new pair for Christmas.

How many pictures are in your living room?
3 framed prints, 5 pictures on the entertainment center.

Do you wear a bra to bed at night?
Ugh. No.

Do you ever watch Brady Bunch reruns?
Sometimes. The outfits crack me up.

Are you allergic to anything?
Cats, but only if I touch one and then touch my eyes.

When was the last time you called in sick?
Gosh, I can't remember. I'm so much happier in my job this year, I haven't really needed to. I called in sick one day in December, but only because I was really sick.

Have you ever been in a car accident?
Yes. Twice.

What is your favorite snack food?
Oreos. And chips and cheese.

Do you think you have a big butt?
Yeah, unfortunately I do.

Would you like to look like your mom when you are her age?
Well, not her hair. But her figure - definitely!

Have you ever seen a tornado?
Yes, but luckily only at a distance.

Do you think Barack Obama is sexy?
Not really.

If you won a million dollars, what would you buy first?
A new car.

What time is it right now?

Are you pregnant?
Nope. The baby-making equipment is permanently disconnected.

Have you ever been pregnant?
Um....yeah. 7 times: 4 kids, 3 miscarriages.

Do you like men who wear pink shirts and flip-flops?
I don't have anything against guys who wear pink shirts and flip-flops, but I prefer guys who dress like guys.

How many pairs of shoes do you own?
That I actually wear? About 12.

Do you think you are a hypochondriac?

Do you own a dictionary?
Yes, 2 at home, and several at school .

Where was the last place you went on vacation?
Belton, Texas. (to Steven's parents' house over Thanksgiving)

Do you talk about your friends behind their back?
Sometimes to Steven, but I think you have to vent to somebody.

Are you actually fat but in complete denial about it?
I’m not in denial about it — I realize I’m overweight.

What color is your mouse pad?
Black, with a calendar printed on it.

Does your kitchen have a theme?
No, but it is color-coordinated.

Do you like to mow the yard?
Not really, but I don't mind.

Are you addicted to using Febreze?

What is your ring size?
I'm not sure. I haven't been fitted for a ring in many years.

When was the last time you consumed alcohol?
Last weekend. Baileys Irish Creme in mocha coffee.

Do you know someone who gets food stamps?

Do you have a basement in your home?
Yes, and it's a mess.

Are you still in love with one of your exes?
No, but I do miss Larry (my ex-husband who passed away from cancer last February) sometimes.

Any big plans for the summer?
Yes. I'm going to find a summer job, I'm going to try to get Rachael a used car so she can help drive the boys around, Daniel may take driver's ed (he will be 15 in June), and I am planning to put Aaron in the Y's day camp so he will get some daily exercise while I'm working. And I really hope I can find a week or so to travel with Steven.

What is your favorite comfort food?
Cinnamon toast, or pasta in any form.

Do you prefer broccoli or asparagus?

What color are your bedroom walls?

Whom do you live with?
Rachael, Daniel, Aaron, two cats, and occasionally Steven.

Which Star Wars movie is your favorite?
The first one. Which I think is now referred to as #4. Luke, Leia, R2D2, C-3PO, Obi Wan. You know.

How about Harry Potter?
I love Harry Potter. The first one is my fave.

What was the last movie you saw in theaters?
God, I can't remember. I really want to see Marley and Me, but no one will go see it with me.

Did you get the popcorn or candy?
I usually get a drink, and maybe some chocolate.

What is the most romantic text in your inbox?
“I luv u 2" from Steven.

Have you ever played miniature golf on a date?
Yeah, like WAY BACK in high school.

What’s a phrase you overuse?
Rachael says it's "Rachael, I need you to do the dishes." (laugh)

Where do you buy most of your shoes?
Target or Kohl's.

Do you always use good grammar?

Do you have an accent or a speech impediment?
I definitely have an accent. Other people hear it more than I do.

What did you eat today?
A bowl of Raisin Bran, a serving of Crunchy Taco Hamburger Helper, 2 brownies, 1 hot wing (ouch! WAY TOO hot!), and some chips and salsa.

What do you do at work?
Attempt to teach 15 kids grades K-3 the basics in reading, writing, and math, and how to behave.

Do you know the rules to any sports?
Soccer and football mainly.

Do you prefer to watch or play sports?

What is your favorite kind of hat to wear?
I have a blue crocheted hat that Steven bought me over a year ago that I absolutely love. In the summer, I prefer baseball caps with a short bill.

Do you pray?
Yes. Every day.

Whom do you pray to?

What is the closest mountain to your house?
Probably the Smokies in Tennessee

When is the next time you will move?
I hope within the next 5 years.

Isn’t there something better you could be doing right now?
Yeah, probably.

Is there anything good on TV?
Not tonight.

Does your significant other have a MySpace?
No way.

What is your dream marriage proposal?
Someplace private......tears in both our eyes....him down on one knee (I've always wanted to be proposed to that seems so romantic).....roses....a beautiful ring.....lots of hugging and crying and laughing and kissing.

What are your nicknames and who gave them to you?
"Trouble" - from Steven. "Jo" - my best friend in high school. "*My last name*" - a teacher friend at school.

Do you wear jewelry?
Yes, but not much these days. I have 2 earrings in each ear, and my necklace from Steven. **cough** No rings.

What size engine is in your vehicle?

What do you need to do tomorrow?
Catch up at work!

Whom do you hope never to see again?
My ex-husband, but unless there is some divine intervention, that probably won't happen.

Which friend of yours lives the farthest away?
Sushiboy and Superwoman in Utah.
Let me know if you steal this one!


Brother Dave said...

So the barge incident was not the first.

Must be trickier than it sounds since it has happened before.

Anonymous said...

Those damn barges!

Embellishments of the skin make me seriously ill!

Jewelry should be banished forever. Especially since it's become so pricey!

I give my vote to body piercings. The kind that truely says you are wedded to someone.

Why is it that women focus on the esoterical stuff?

Why are they never happy with us guys?

e.Craig Crawford said...

Barge navigation is tricky business .. just ask any bridge. And I say, "better late than never." Most of the time. ;-)

ps - Anonymous needs a med adjustment.

Anonymous said...

My meds have been adjusted!
Instead of saying "seriously ill", I should have stated that embellishments make me quite nervous.

I also should have finished the last sentence with the words-happy with us guys who prefer the very simple forms of expression/embellishments?

I guess in retrospect the comment I posted was quite inane, and for that I apologize for making said post!
Mea Culpa.

Trukindog said...

"Baileys Irish Creme in mocha coffee."

That's not REALLY drinkin alcohol, it's more like a breakfast girly girl. :-)

Fleur de Lisa said...

Why in the world would anyone wear a bra to bed?

OK, now I want cinnamon toast.

HoosierGirl5 said...

Brother Dave - Oh sure...take the barge's side. I don't care if it's tough or not. If you're going to steer a barge on the Ohio, you're gonna have to deal with bridges! Learn to dodge 'em, or stay off the river, I say!

Anonymous - No body piercings. Sorry.

E.Craig - He needed an attitude adjustment that day. And don't you start taking the barge's side, too. That won't float with me! "won't float"! Ha, ha! I made a funny!

Anonymous - Don't worry. I knew where your comments were coming from that night. I hate that "embellishments" make you nervous. Guys who get nervous make ME nervous. You're still cute! (kiss)

T-dog - Girly-girl? Um...dude...I AM a girl. If I drank like a guy, I might start acting like YOU! (ha, ha)

Lisa - Thank you for actually READING the meme answers. You are apparently the only one to do so. I LOVE cinnamon toast. Love it.


BigSister said...

I love cinnamon toast as well. I have stolen your meme for my blog and am dividing it up into lots of little posts. It gives me more time to get it all done. lol. By the way, I am Sushiboy's sister. Love your blog.