Discovering Donna


Crazy 8’s

Posted in MEME by Donna on May 7, 2009

K, this is for Jenni over at Nenni’s World

It’s called Crazy 8’s

8 things I am looking forward to
1. Being unpacked after moving back up to the 3rd floor
2. Baking this weekend
3. Seeing Star Trek this weekend
4. Having a half day off this Friday
5. Taking more pictures
6. writing again
7. finishing Eragon
8. Watching my little brother in law play lacrosse this weekend

8 things I did yesterday
1. Rode the train to work
2. worked
3. came home
4. finished a book
5. finished packing
6. Talked to Marcy
7. ate dinner that the hubby brought home
8. got in be early

8 things I wish I could do
1. I wish I could fly
2. I wish I could have x ray vision
3. I wish I could be a stay at home wife and be sane
4. I wish I could lose this weight
5. I wish I could be near my family and friends
6. I wish I could get my stuff out of storage
7. I wish I could make my husband understand that no the monkey’s at the zoo are not his relatives (ha- got you on that one didn’t i???)
8. I wish I could digitally scrapbook

8 shows I watch
1. NCIS
2. Biggest Loser
3. JAG
4. Amazing Race
5. Big Brother
6. True Blood
7. Big Love
8. Cops

8 tags (people I might tag this meme to)
1. Cafe Chick
2. Kris
3. marcy
4. Finn
5. Larry
6. Mom
7. Cindy
8. Lori

The Green MeMe

Posted in MEME by Donna on April 12, 2009
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k folks, Happy Easter!  It’s Sunday Stealing Time!!!

1. What is your current obsession? Finding a good book to read

2. What’s a good coffee place? Bean Town

3. Who was the last person that you hugged? Judy

4. Do you nap a lot? Not really

5. Tonight, what’s for dinner? Not sure yet

6. What was the last thing that you bought? That would be my kick ass new purse!

7. What is your favorite weather? Cold and Sunny

8. Tell us something about one blogger who you think will play this week? Kris is a fabulous person who I adore!

9. If you were given a free house that was full furnished, where in the world would you like it to be? A free house?  And it’s Fully Furnished?  I’ve died and gone to heaven right?  I think I would want it somewhere that is halfway between here and Louisiana

10. Name three things that you could not live without. My family, my friends, my dog

11. What would you like in your hands right now? Right now?  I’d settle for a new Ipod!

12. What’s one of your guilty pleasures? Slurpees

13. What would you change or eliminate about yourself? Hello, I’m fluffy!!! LOL  Right now, I really want to change my hair!

14. As a child, what type of career did you want? A Cardiologist

15. What are you missing right now? My family back home in Louisiana

16. What are you currently reading? Body Clutter, Love your Body, Love Yourself

17. What do you fear the most? Being unloved

18. What’s the best movie that you’ve seen recently? The Pursuit of Happiness

19. What’s your favorite book from the past year? The first in the Sookie Stackhouse Series because I was hooked!

20. Is there a comfort food from your childhood that you still enjoy? Do Chicken and Dumplin’s count?

You’re turn!

It’s Sunday Stealing Time (Again)!

Posted in MEME by Donna on April 4, 2009
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K folks here we go!

1. How did you come up with your blog title OR what does it mean?  I came up with it because I’m working on finding me.

2. What are your general goals for blogging? To get my feelings out and keep the family updated

3. Do people “in your real life” know that you blog and do they comment on your blog OR is it largely anonymous? They know I blog, some read it some don’t.
How often do you post (x per week)? Average is 6 days a week I guess

4. How often do you read other blogs (x per week)? Um like everyday!

5. How do you select blogs to read (do you prefer blogs that focus on certain topics or do you choose by tone or…?) The title strikes me and then I read a little and if it strikes me more, I keep reading.

6. Do you have any plans to copy your blog entries in any other format, 0r do you think that one day, you’ll just delete it all? No, I might copy some of the more meaningful entries

7. What are the things you like best about blogging? That I can get out how I really feel

8. What are the things you don’t like about blogging? Nothing

9. How do you handle comments? I try to be honest, say thank you, and email the person who sent it if it’s the first time they’ve commented

10. Do you have any burning thoughts to share on blog etiquette? Nope

11. Any desired blog features? Yeah, so don’t get me started

12. Have you suffered blog addiction? Yep.  still do

Thanks for playing.  Now it’s your turn!

Sunday Stealing

Posted in MEME by Donna on March 28, 2009
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So the Meme is up atSunday Stealing here is mine

1. Are you single? No

2. Are your parents still married? My real ones? No, my adopted ones? Yes

3. Are you in love? Yes

4. Do you believe in love at first sight?Yes

5. Who ended your last relationship? I did

6. Have you ever been hurt by a break up? Yep

7. Have you ever broken someone’s heart? Yep

8. Have you ever had a secret admirer? Once

9. Prefer love or lust? Love

10. Prefer a few best friends or many regular friends? A few best friends

11. Wild night out or romantic night in?romantic night in

12. Back in the day: Been caught sneaking out? Nope

13. Ever wanted something/someone so badly it hurt? Yes

14. Who are/is your best friend(s)?JoAnn, Julie, Lori

15. Ever wanted to disappear? constantly

16. First attraction: Smile or eyes? Eyes

17. Prefer intelligence or attraction?Intelligence

18. Last phone call you received? Katy

19. Last thing you drank? Water

20. Before your current one, when was your last relationship? A few months

21. Do you and your family get along? Yes… wait, which family

22. Would you say you have a “screwed up life”? No

23. Have you ever gotten kicked out somewhere? If yes, do tell. No

24. Do you trust all your friends? Yes

25. Who knows the most about you? Mom

Your turn!

My Sad High School Life Via Sunday Stealing!

Posted in MEME by Donna on March 15, 2009
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1. Did you date someone from your school? No

2. Did you marry someone from your high school? HA No

3. Did you car pool to school? You’re kidding right? I rode the bus

4. What kind of car did you have? I didn’t till I graduated

5. What kind of car do you have now? Toyota Corolla

6. Its Friday night…where are you now? Date night with the hubby

7. It is Friday night…where were you then? My house

8. What kind of job did you have in high school? I didn’t

9. What kind of job do you do now? You mean when I’m working? I’m in insurance

10. Were you a party animal? No

11. Were you considered a flirt? HA HA NO

12. Were you in band, orchestra, or choir? no

13. Were you a nerd? Yep

14. Did you get suspended from school? NO

15. Can you sing the fight song? Not anymore

16. Who was/were your favorite teacher? Mr. West

17. Where did you sit during lunch? At our assigned yes assigned table

18. What was your school’s full name? Winfield City High School

19. Where did you party the most? I didn’t

20. What was your school mascot? A pirate

21. Would you do it again? Hell No

22. Did you have fun at Prom? My senior one, sort of. My junior one? NO

23. Do you still talk to the person you went to Prom with? Let me see since we were all friends, yep

24. Are you planning on going to your next reunion? If I get an invitation, I guess so.

25. Do you still talk to people from school? Yep, thanks for Facebook

26. What are/were your school’s colors? Black and Gold

Sunday Stealing

Posted in MEME by Donna on March 8, 2009
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K still not in the posting mood but the Sunday Stealing meme is up so here we go:

1. How old do you look? Not 33, that’s for sure

2. Where do you live? The land of fruits and nuts~ HA Cali

3. Are you waiting for something? I’m always waiting on something

4. What’s one pet peeve of yours that is not common? Ohhhh I’m having to think. All the drivers on the freeways.

5. Do you want/have kids? Does my husband and dog count? I want a house full of them but will settle for a couple

6. Have you ever thought about converting your religion? Yes I have.

7. Last shocking news you heard? That my sister went home early

8. What was the last thing you drank? A glass of wine

9. Who do you most look like in your family? My mom, Mavis that is

10. If you could have something right now, anything, what would it be? Inner peace

11. Where does most of your family live? Louisiana

12. Where did you grow up? Alabama

13. Where do you want to go on vacation? Right now? I’ll take Tahiti

14. Have you ever had a panic attack? Yep

15. What can’t you wait for? The day I get a job and go back to work!

16. When’s the last time you told someone you loved him or her and meant it? A Couple of hours ago with the hubby

17. Have your parents ever smoked pot? I don’t think so.

18. Want someone back in your life? Yep

19. What do you order at the bar? Mudslide

20. When was the last time you cried really, really hard? Pick any day this past week

21. Ever licked someone’s cheek? Well yeah

22. What is your favorite thing to eat with peanut butter? Banana

23. Where were you on July 4th, 2008? I can’t remember that far back.

24. What are your nicknames? Chickie, chicka, Donna Sue

25. If you could go back in time, how far back would you go December 5th, 2008- The day I broke my foot.

Musical Meme

Posted in MEME by Donna on February 9, 2009

Okay with the Overload on my brain from yesterday, I didn’t do the Sunday Stealing meme. Honestly, I think it would have fried my brain to do it yesterday. But as I was getting ready for bed last night, Cafe Chick had a Muscal Meme up and I said I would do it today. So here we go. If you do it, let me know!

Rules:

1. Put your iPod or iTunes, Windows Media Player, etc on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the ‘next’ button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song name down – no matter how silly it sounds!
4. Tag people … you know how it works.

If someone says “are you ok”, what do you say?
Smack my Bitch up- Prodigy

How would you describe yourself?
What a Wonderful World- Michael Buble

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Touch Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me- U2

How do you feel today?
Raining on Sunday-Keith Urban

What is your life’s purpose?
The Way I Are-Timberland

What’s your motto?
I Need You-Tim McGraw with Faith Hill

What do your friends think of you?
Viva La Vida-Cold Play

What do your parents think of you?
Silence-Sarah McLachlan with Delerium

What do you think about very often?
When I Grow Up-Pussycat Dolls

What is 2 + 2?
Butterflies-Michael Jackson

What do you think of your best friend?
Trubador-George Strait

What is your life story?
Diary-Alicia Keys

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Rockstar-Nickelback

What do you think when you see the person you like?
Seven Nation Army-White Stripes

What will you dance to at your wedding?
The Road I’m On-3 Doors Down

What will they play at your funeral?
Wishlist-Pearl Jam

What is your hobby/interest?
Chasing Cars-Snow Patrol

What is your biggest fear?
99 Problems-Jay Z

What is your biggest secret?
Believe-Staind

What do you want to do right now?
With or Without You- U2

What do you think of your friends?
Everything-Lifehouse

Sunday Stealing Again!

Posted in MEME,NaBlPoMO by Donna on February 1, 2009
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K so I’m thinking I’m going to do this each Sunday.  Not sure yet.  I snagged this as usual over at Sunday Stealing so here we go:

1) What was your dream growing up? A Cardiologist

2) What talent do you wish you had? I wish I could play the guitar

3) If I bought you a drink what would it be? A mudslide

4) What was the last book you read? Pagan Stone by Nora Roberts- but I have like 3 in progress

5) Worst Habit? I clam up when I’m nervous

6) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?  Depends-wouldn’t I have to see you first?

7) What is your favorite sport? College Football

8) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me? Strike up a conversation more than likely

9) Worst thing to ever happen to you? Probably my dad passing away.  If not that, my ankle break

10) Tell me one weird fact about you. I have to sleep on the side of the bed that is away from the door

11) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly? Well, Who knows-

12) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be? I’d be thinner

13) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience? Conscience

14) Ever been arrested? No

15) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it? Ohhhhhhh there are so many possibilites.  Use it to get settled here and get my stuff out of storage in LA.  Visit with the family there for a few days

16) Favorite thing to do in your spare time? Writing or scrapbooking or working on my various projects

17) Biggest pet peeve? It’s a three way tie between Liars, Cheats and Bad Drivers

18) In one word, how would you describe yourself? Me

19) Do you believe in/appreciate romance? Absolutely believe in it and appreciate it

20) Who wins today: Arizona or Pittsburgh? Pittsburgh

The Sassiest Meme

Posted in Life,MEME,NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 25, 2009
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K I took this from Sunday Stealing Who took it from two other bloggers. I am going to post this because we are going on an “adventure” as the hubby says and not sure when we will be back today. So here we go…

1. If you could say anything you wanted to say to George Bush, what would you say? You tried with what you were given. We all mistakes. (Yeah, I’m a Republican)

2. If you had to be the mother of Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, who would you choose and why? Wow, that’s a selection that makes you want to be childless. If I had to pick, Britney, at least she’s trying.

3. You get to be Queen for a day. The kids are all taken care of, and you can spend as much money as you want. What do you do all day? Ohhhhh I go to the spa, get my nails and toes done, then I go and get what I need for the house to be decorated and then I grab the hubby and head somewhere sweet and romantic for the day and decide to decorate later.

4. Is there a song that brings tears to your eyes every time you hear it? If so, which one? Amazing Grace. I always associate it with my father’s funeral now and it’s a beautiful song. Those two combined and I melt when I hear it.

5. A fairy taps you on the shoulder and tells you that you can either have a perfect face or a perfect body for the rest of your life. Which do you choose? Perfect body- at least I could kiss a diet goodbye! But only if I get to keep the face I have now.

6. If you could live any place in the world and money was no object, where would you live and why? Ireland. It’s always been a place where I would like to go, I’d pick to live there just to be able to study the culture and history

7. What is your biggest regret in life? Ohhhhh the biggest? That I gained all this weight in the first place.

8. If you could go back and visit one person in your life who is now dead, and ask one question, what would that question be and why would you ask it? Mamaw.(my father’s mother) The question? Did you just give up?

9. If you had the choice to age forward (like we are now) or aging backwards (think Benjamin Buttons) which would you choose and why? I think age forward like we are now. I don’t want to start out old and get young. I want to start out young and age gracefully!

10. What will the epitaph on your headstone say? She really did it!

What about you?

I What?

Posted in MEME,NaBlPoMO by Donna on January 23, 2009
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I am me and no one else.
I think there is a lot of good in this world that is still untapped.
I know I am loved
I have the world’s best set of safety nets to fall on in the form of my friends and family
I wish my inner creativity would just pop out one day!
I hate monikers that we place on each other
I miss my family in Shreveport
I fear never being the person I want to become.
I hear so many things, the good the bad and the ugly, even when you don’t think that I do.
I smell the roses each chance that I get
I crave Reese’s cup whoppers
I search endless for what I think I want, only to find that I have it.
I wonder if there is ever going to be true world peace
I regret Scott, ‘nuff said
I love the beauty in life
I ache when I think of all the orphans who need a good home and aren’t wanted because they are too old, too sick or too something other than an orphan who needs a good solid home
I am not as strong as I want to be
I believe there is a reason for everything and that reason will be known one day
I dance when no one is watching
I sing in the car
I cry at sad sappy chick flicks
I fight for what I really really want
I win every step that I take
I lose my safety crutches and learn how strong I can truly be
I never give up unless it’s utterly useless
I always have wanted to find my mother.
I confuse smart politicicans and jackasses
I listen to everything around.
I can usually be found reading or writing
I am scared of snakes, scorpions and spiders
I need to learn that I can do it.
I am happy about my life
I imagine that sooner or later, I’ll do it.
But what exactly is it??
Things that make you go hmmmmmmm.  What are you???  If you do the meme, leave me a comment!!!!

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