Thursday, February 19, 2009

simplyfun.....


the view from inside......

The snow is swirling like a wailing banshee in flight and we're all tucked in for the night in this corner of the world. I've got a dog by my feet, a cup of tea within reach and Steve Martin playing bluegrass banjo tunes with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is in the background. How much more could I want? It was that wild and crazy guy who once suggested we give every depressed person a banjo to play because you can't stay depressed if you're playing a happy travelling tune. It sets the atmosphere for some lighter writing........

My new blog friend, Irish Heather, aka "mouthy irish woman," who wears her honest feelings right out on her sleeve, tagged me to answer a few questions.....so here i sit ready to tackle them....you ready to read them?

1. What are you wearing right now? The outfit I wear when I'm blogging of course.... My black tight fitting mini dress, midnight sheer nylons, high heeled shiny leather boots.... sure eh? I do own those things but I ain't wearing them. What I'm really wearing? my red plaid flannels and my crocs with fake jewels on them....and a bright green and pink tulip quilt covering me. 'right cozysexy!




2. What is your biggest fear? Drowning, followed by painting my toenails. That scares the shit out of me.


3. Who is the last person you hugged? Believe it or not, my boss!

4. What was the last item you bought? a small bouquet of flowers for a client I met with in the hospital this afternoon. He's been an in-patient for over 4 months now and I wanted to bring him a little bit of spring for his room. My God, he is so ill! Send him a little prayer will you??

5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go? Here, there and everywhere! My number one choice right now though is to attend the Greenbelt festival in the UK in August. I'd like to go to Alaska too.


6. If you woke up tomorrow and were a boy, what is the first thing you would do and why? I would SCREAM! Then, I'd adjust myself and go drink milk from the container.

7. Has a celebrity haircut ever influenced your own hairstyle? hmmmm....yes...Billy Ray Cyrus? noooo.... ...Dorothy Hamel comes to mind....she's that Olympic skater from WAY back? I actually change my hairstyle quite often though it hasn't been long for a while.

8. Last movie I watched? Happy Go Lucky....oh, wait a minute...I fell asleep on the couch.... oh, I know it was that Brad Pitt starting old and getting younger movie. It totally creeped me out.

9. If you had a whole day to yourself, with no work, commitments or interuptions what would you do? Without hesitation.............I'd go shopping, to the dentist and then spend the rest of the day cleaning the bathroom. If I had time, I'd throw in a couple of loads of laundry, make dinner and mop the floors. After that, I'd head out to a karaoke bar to drink margaritas and sing Beyonce tunes....."All the single ladies, all the single ladies...."

10. If you were to win the lottery what would you do with the money. BLOW IT on cosmetics and sex toys...wouldn't everybody?

11. What was the last gift you received? When I got home from work last night a package from Paris was sitting in the hallway waiting for me (the contents in the picture below). It was from my friend Tara over at Paris Parfait. It appears I won a draw she held. It made me smile all over..... And if you are looking for an insightful, creative, colourful, thought provoking blog, may I highly recommend you visit Tara's blog. She's a gem.





12. What do you want written on your tombstone? My, how she loved to dance.....

Thanks for askin' Irish Heather. That was fun and timely....I needed to flip on the silly switch. BTW, if you havent noticed? I changed a couple of the questions....hope that was kosher. Oh, and here are some flowers just for you. They are part of my Valentine's bouquet....have a sniff!


17 comments:

Independent Chick said...

Love this!!! You have such a brillant way with words. Thanks for the giggle.

Awareness said...

Made me giggle too. I do enjoy writing with my absurd thinking cap on.
Hey! What's the snow swirling like up river?? Methinks we're in for yet another snow day for the kiddies. Us adults will have to somehow get to work. No rest for the weary....

paulwchambers said...

most excellent...

alaska sounds divine.... greenbelt am sure will come about....

Selma said...

Now that really was fun. I love that if you were to wake up as a boy you would immediately go and drink milk straight from the carton. That has cracked me up. Excellent answers!!

Awareness said...

paul...there's something mysterious and inviting about alaska....the same with greenbelt. I believe the air is quite thin in both places.

Selma...it was either that, or leaving the toilet seat up. :)

Mark said...

That was fun! I enjoy your wit.

Anonymous said...

Just stumbled on your post and scared the cats stupid with my loud outbusts of laughter.

p.s. if you do win the lottery, may I suggest you try a Jimmy Jane lol

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

These are great! Do you fear other people painting your toenails or just doing it yourself????

a mouthy irish woman? ridiculous! said...

thanks doll, for participating...your wearing my shoes damit!

xo

Awareness said...

mark..thanks! I tend to see the world through an absurdist lens which comes in handy when I'm counselling believe it or not. there is a different angle of looking at things in the maritimes, and my humour fits many of my clients' humour. So, in the middle of a horrendous tale, if they throw out a barb as a funny, I will join in and before you know it, we're laughing.

Life is absurd....this particular week for me was one of the most intense for that. On many levels it has been. But, every now and then I've been able to lift up from the stench and see the dark humour of it. It saves my sanity, believe me.

Anon...I'd LOVE to know who you are! BACK at you with the guffaws! I don't have cats, but I may have scared the puppy when I checked out your link. I tell you what.... I will buy a "round" of those jolly hummers if I win the lottery. Love the purple. Purple is the colour of abandon.

Layla....My toenails are always painted...right now a deep maroon. I have cute feet and they don't really frighten me. However, I would LOVE to have someone else give me a pedicure.

I am painfully afraid of drowning though.

Irish Heather!! You have those too?? These I actually purchased at Walmart for 6 bucks...jewels included. I added the heart and baseball. They look a wee bit ratty in the picture. I used them for gardening last summer and the puppy has had her way with them. They seem to be her fav. chew toy these days. My real slippers are AWOL. She likes to hide things.

Glad you enjoyed my answers. Good timing on this one. thank you.

colleen said...

Love those crocs. I love to blog in my moccasins and royal blue terrycloth bathrobe.

Charles LeBlanc said...

...and what kind of Dope we were high on this beautiful evening???

:P

Awareness said...

colleen....sounds comfy. I feel the same way about my curvy tight black dress and boots.

charles...I love your "franglish" sometimes! "WE WERE?" What kind of rumours are you trying to spread here in blogland? I swear I didn't smoke any dope with you. And if I did smoke any, you'll be happy to know it was most definately government issued.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Fun kind of questions, and very fun answers....I like your "lighter" sude, my dear....lol! And those are really FUN Crocs!

much2ponder said...

This had me laughing right out loud. I'm sure my husband in the next room was curious as to what I was up to. Thanks for making me laugh this morning. What a wonderful way to start to day!

Romany Angel said...

Great stuff Dana. I just posted mine tonight but after reading yours I wish I'd taken a lighter route.

Marja said...

You've got a great sense of humour Dana and eh I would love to visit Alaska Saw some great pictures of it You are not to far off