1 Word Tag

Posted on November 10th, 2009 by Jean

I was tagged by two terrific bloggers, Leese and Sweetiegirlz to answer the following questions with just one word. Since I was double-tagged, can I use two words?

1. Where is your cell phone? Hmmm

2. Your hair? Fabulous

3. Your mother? Hermit

4. Your father? Gregarious

5. Your favorite food? Pizza

6. Your dream last night? Forgotten

7. Your favorite drink? Diet Coke

8. Your dream/goal? Now

9. What room are you in? Living

10. Your hobby? Blogging

11. Your fear? Sharks

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? Party

13. Where were you last night? Jacuzzi

14. Something that you aren’t? Bitchy

15. Muffins? No

16. Wish list item? Vacation

17. Where did you grow up? California

18. Last thing you did? Stirred

19. What are you wearing? Jeans

20. Your TV? BIG

21. Your pets? Persistent

22. Friends? Old

23. Your life? Heavenly

24. Your mood? Joyful

25. Missing someone? No

26. Vehicle? Magnum

27. Something you’re not wearing? Shoes

28. Your favorite store? Target

29. Your favorite color? Red

30. When was the last time you laughed? Morning

31. Last time you cried? Years

32. Your best friend? Hubby

33. One place that I go to over and over? Vegas

34. One person who emails me regularly? Mom

35. Favorite place to eat? CasaSerrano

If you haven’t been tagged, and want to do this one, consider yourself tagged.

Dear 1989 Jean

Posted on September 16th, 2009 by Jean

Dear 1989 Jean –

You’re a little busy in 2009. If I have to end this letter suddenly it’s because of your children. They just got the new Barbie 3-Musketeers movie, so it’s a little crazy here.

Oh, before I forget, let me be the 1st to congratulate you on your divorce! If it’s not final yet, it will be any day now.

Ok, here are the basics.
Stop perming your hair. You’ll learn to embrace its straightness. 2049 Jean might tell us we’re lucky to have hair at all. I am doing a LOT of coloring.

There’s an old man that comes into the bank. No, not the one you call Droolie. White haired guy, tan, flip-flops, talks about himself a lot. That’s about a 13-year stint.
Now we’re with a hottie! Yes, he’s the father of our children. You’ll know him when you see him. Great guy with the easy smile and big personality. *Keeper!*

Two daughters! Look at you! Hey, live it up. They don’t come along til ’02 and ’04. Don’t freak when your husband wants to name the baby Coast Cabela. He’ll change his mind by the 8th month of the pregnancy.

Everybody’s still alive! Oh, and you’re all still talking. No family feuds.

Eh, it comes and goes. You’re doing fine. Gawd, I hope 2049 Jean doesn’t pipe in here!

• Forget DOS and Larry the Lounge Lizard. You are going to LOVE these futuristic computers! Really, you could sit in front of the monitor all day. Try to be a little better at remembering your friends’ names. You can stalk them on social networking sights.
• Could you skip getting that butterfly tattoo? You’d be surprised what we go through trying to remove it.

I’m not going to tell you it’ll be all fun and games. There are some hard times, but you will survive. Now get out there and make me proud!

Love, 2009 Jean

TAG! You’re it. Write a letter to your 1989 self.

For a poignant take on this, please visit Eric Brooks.
For a heartfelt twist on this tag, visit Sweetiegirlz’s Weblog.
For a beautiful & fun rendition, please visit Bloggin’ Sherri Style.

Ten Truths

Posted on January 12th, 2009 by Jean

 Ten Truths

 1) My middle name is Monica. During the summer between 8th and 9th grade, my Mom asked if I’d like to go by my middle name. She thought if I was called Monica all summer, I’d be used to it by the time the school year started. We’d barely gotten out of the gate of trying my *new* name when I did something to anger her, and the idea was scrapped.

2) I’m currently working on copying my parents’ photo albums. My goal is to create family albums for myself, my brother and my sister. I’ve even gone so far as to trace a childhood vacation route on mapquest, and identify a bridge my parents stood in front of.
3) I’m going out on a limb here, but I think my Schwann’s delivery man/boy wishes I was a cougar. He arrives late at night, makes idle chit-chat, and undresses me with his eyes. (I made that last part up.)

4) I (foolishly) purchased vibrating mascara in December, and now, just 5 short weeks later, the battery is dead.
5) The best recipe I’ve tried this year, with the mindset of eating healthier, is a veggie quesadilla. The worst, polenta.

6) I have a black hole in my kitchen which sucks all tupperware lids into the next dimension.

7) My 2nd marriage was performed by a minister who worked nights as a topless mermaid in a fishbowl. I just googled San Francisco topless mermaid fishbowl, and found the S.F. club: Bimbo’s 365.

8) I’m a google-queen, googling several times a day for myself and my husband.

9) The last thing I bought online was an external cd drive from MacMall.

10) Right now I’m on hold with MacMall, listening to jazz, and being told repeatedly that my call is very important. I’ve been holding for 7 minutes (so far). I don’t feel that my call is very important.

UPDATE #1: I am STILL very important…. 21 minutes later. I’ve spoken to 2 actual people, but I’m not done yet.

UPDATE #2:  That entire call last 32 minutes and 56 seconds. Turns out, that external CD drive was falsely advertised as being compatible with all platforms. It is for PCs only. Can I get my 33 minutes back?

Thanks for reading!