Music So Bad It Makes Your Teeth Hurt

There is a special corner of heaven for the tone-deaf. Such enthusiasm and creativity in the lungs of the untalented must indeed be rewarded.

Mind you, I don’t mean those deluded Idol contestants – bless their hearts. I’m talking about real musicians with albums and concerts. This leads me to believe that there are more than a few tone-deaf record executives.

Music isn’t supposed to cause pain.

In other news: What kind of woman clips her toenails on the front porch in broad daylight? And no, it wasn’t me.

Today’s Quote of the Day

Take a moment to click on the link for today’s quote of the day. Read the WHOLE thing. It’s genius!

Update: Quote and link moved here for posterity:

“Protestants believe the Bible is literal and exactly true in every detail except the description of the Eucharist, while Catholics are not allowed to read the Bible.”
-holyoffice, The Medicine Box

The Truth About Bananas

Leah was surprised to learn that “I really, really don’t like bananas.” And this is probably because she’s seen me eat more than a few bananas in my life. Eating bananas should never be confused with liking bananas, however.

It’s mostly a texture issue. Well, that and the flavor. I don’t mind bananas if they’re hiding out in banana bread in very small, undetectable lumps. If they’ve been mixed in the fruit salad, I’ll either avoid the fruit salad or pick around the bananas. And whenever I eat banana pudding, I try to eat the bananas first, and quickly, so I can get the worst over with.

A few times a year, I am forced to buy a bunch of bananas for my own health (they are high in potassium which heals bruises.) But I buy the green ones and eat them quick. Because I really, really don’t like bananas!

I’m (Still) It

Part two of Leah’s tag-a-thon:

1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
“High tech marketing strategies in the 1980’s. The desired progression…”

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What can you touch?
PowerBook, three (!) phones, notepad & pen, and everything else on my disorganized desk.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
Mona Lisa Smile

4. Without looking, guess what time it is.

5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
Fan, clock ticking, refrigerator running

7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
Yesterday evening for a nice long walk

8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?

9. What are you wearing?

10. Did you dream last night?
Ha! When do I not dream? Last night, I was on a flight that was forced to land on an interstate highway. I was watching a poor motorist freaking as we passed him on the left.

11. When did you last laugh?
On my walk last night, at the audiobook I was listening to.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Calendar, reproduced artwork, a clock that is driving me crazy.

13. Seen anything weird lately?
A billboard that said “6+6+06 You have been warned.”

14. What do you think of this quiz?
Am I done yet?

15. What is the last film you saw?
Pride & Prejudice or Memoirs of a Geisha – can’t remember which I saw last

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
A house on the beach.

17. Tell me something about you that I don’t know.
I really, really don’t like bananas.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
I’m with Leah here. Stop the killing of unborn children by abortion.

19. Do you like to dance?
Yes! Ballet, Jazz, Modern, especially Modern.

20. George Bush:
Somewhat of a disappointment during his second term.

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?

23. Would you ever consider living abroad?

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gate?
Hurry up! The party’s already started.

25. 3 people who must also do this quiz in THEIR journal: – Jeff, Leni, and Lucy

I’m It

My sister tagged me. Twice. In one day!

Well, that’s a little more than I can handle, so here is the first one:

Four Nicknames that I have been given:
1. Princess (Dad, and very recently a couple of colleagues at my office – go figure)
2. Jo (Mom)
3. Jif (Friends)
4. Love (Handsome)

Four movies I would watch over and over:
1. Pride & Prejudice (the A&E mini-series)
2. Pirates of the Caribbean
3. The Princess Bride
4. My Fair Lady

Four places I have lived:
1. Round Rock, Texas
2. Austin, Texas
3. Brownwood, Texas
4. Conroe, Texas

Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Friends
2. Seinfeld
3. Star Trek
4. Ghost Whisperer

Four places I have been on vacation/a trip to:
1. Paris & Montpellier, France
2. South Padre Island, Texas
3. San Francisco & Napa Valley, California
4. Grand Cayman Island

Four websites I visit daily:
1. Are we there yet?
2. Testosterhome
3. Lucy’s Island
4. K’s Cafe

Four of my favorite foods:
1. Chocolate anything
2. Pan-seared sea scallops in white wine butter sauce
3. Homemade salsa with extra-thin corn chips
4. French fries

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. With Handsome (I’m on a yet another business trip)
2. With Handsome at the beach
3. With Handsome in Paris
4. With Handsome on a cruise

Four things I could NOT live without:
1. Handsome
2. Leah
3. God
4. Chocolate