Random Thoughts of a Disordered Mind

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Name Meme

1 . WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother’s & father’s middle names)
Margaret Cleopheus

2. NASCAR NAME: (first name of your mother’s dad, father’s dad)
William William

3. STAR WARS NAME: (the first 2 letters of your last name, first 4 letters of your first name)

4.DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
Red Cat

5. SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you live)
Keel Hamden

6. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite alcoholic drink, optionally add “THE” to the beginning)
The Blue Margarita

7. FLY NAME: (first 2 letters of 1st name, last 2 letters of your last name)

8. GANGSTA NAME: (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite cookie):
Peppermint Gingersnap  (Jen says this sounds way more like gay porn instead of gangsta – I agree)

9. ROCK STAR NAME: (current pet’s name, current or past street name)
Tessie Windsor

10. PORN NAME: (1st pet, street you grew up on)
Skipper Chestnut

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I’ve Been Tagged for a 5×5 Meme

The Mighty Minx tagged me for this and now my brain is nicely distracted from the mushrooms formerly growing in the carpet.  This is a Good Thing.

5 things found in your bag:

1) One red eelskin checkbook cover, with checkbook and a ballpoint pen so I can write down all of those debit card things that I do instead of writing checks.

2) My cell phone, which miraculously is charged up.

3) My 2002 WW Before Fat Picture and little weekly booklet.

4) A small brown plastic hairbrush.

5) Scratched up brown wallet stuffed with quarters.

5favorite things in your room (bedroom)

1) My bluebird quilt from eBay.

2) Murphy the stuffed bear.

3) A framed John LaFarge stained glass window poster from an MFA exhibit I adored.

4) My little tooth-shaped CPAP pillow.  If you have a one of those machines, this pillow is a must.

5) My extensive and beloved earring collection.  I am an earring slut.

5 things I have always wanted to do

1) Walk a labyrinth

2) Take a cruise to Alaska

3) Learn how to make stained glass

4) Buy a BMW.  A small one.  It’s not going to happen.

5) Go to St. Petersburg, Russia

5 things I am currently into:

1) Rereading the entire “In Death” series by J.D. Robb, in order from the beginning.  All 27 or however many there are by now volumes.

2) Home design shows on HGTV

3) Photography

4) Researching bariatric surgery.

5) Getting my apartment de-mushroomed.

5 People I want to tag:





Anna Belle

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To All The Kids Who Survived the 1930’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and 70’s!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn’t get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitch-hiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren’t overweight because, WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nitendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms…….

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If YOU are one of them… CONGRATULATIONS!

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it?!

Source:  an email message making the rounds


Okay, I’m Game

If you read this, if your eyes are passing over this right now, even if we don’t speak often, please post a comment with a memory of you and me. It can be anything you want — good or bad. When you’re finished, post this little paragraph on your blog and be surprised (or mortified) about what people remember about you.