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mosaic meme

It is the prettiest meme to hit the interwebs ever. Schmutzie and Laura did it first:)

The concept:
1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, and pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

The questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food? right now?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favourite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favourite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your flickr name?

Photo credits:

1. Heidi on the summit of Graveyard Peak, 2. Yo Sushi!, 3. Ancient Tree Of Life, 4. Cute Tiger Moth Caterpillar, 5. Maggie Gyllenhaal, 6. red red wine, 7. Preghiere al vento per la Birmania e tutti i popoli oppressi., 8. sweet potato cheese cake, 9. the same horizon, 10. motherhood, 11. Damrak – Amsterdam, 12. Mollybird says hello

meme du jour

Lisa welcomed me back to the world of blogging with both eyes open by tagging me, so I meme it up for you. I think I may have done this one already but maybe it was slightly different.The rules of this tag:

A. The rules are posted at the beginning
B. Answer the questions about yourself
C. Tag 5 people, let them know in a comment on their blogs that they have been tagged.

What were you doing 10 yrs ago?

1998. What was I doing? Frankly, I think I was too high to form a lasting impression. I think that was me hanging out with some cornflake people dropping acid and hanging out with faeries. I was either working as a temp or looking for work. Being nocturnal, living in a tiny room in my mom’s tiny apartment with her and my brother. We were stoned often- the LSD was an occasional thing, not as frequent as the weed.

Snacks I enjoy:

Pita & hummus, fruit, tortilla chips with tons of cheese melted on top, popcorn

Five things on my to-do list today:

  1. Remember to call Papaw to remind him to pick me and the baby up for appointment.
  2. Doctor appointment (update soon)
  3. Start digging through my pile of craziness at work.
  4. Call client about work I didn’t want to commit to until I saw the eye doctor
  5. Take the fitness test on the new-to-us treadmill and Bu’s heart monitor

Things I would do if I became a billionaire:

#1 immediately call Lisa and ask her for financial advice because her answer was so much more educated than I can even approach. Then I’d pay off the mortgage, the student loans, the medical bills. Then I’d sell the house, move somewhere sunny and be deliriously happy giving a huge chunk to a few well-researched charities. Then maybe I’d get pregnant, because I am pretty sure being financially secure would tip me into really wanting to have a baby, and probably persuade Bu as well.

3 bad habits:

  1. Interrupting people. I hate that I do this. I’m like a two year old. I get so excited and giddy and I blurt.
  2. Eating processed foods.
  3. Being sedentary.

5 places I have lived:

  1. Charleston, WV
  2. Near Charleston, WV in a yellow house
  3. Near Charleston, WV in a duplex apartment
  4. Near Charleston, WV in a house-y apartment
  5. Pittsburgh, PA (in a tiny apartment)

Jobs I have had:

Among others:

  • retail slave
  • telephone fundraiser
  • receptionist at abortion and  gynecological clinic
  • daycare worker
  • teen youth group leader
  • relief counselor (which was really just being present at the place, not actual counseling) for teen transitional house
  • barista

Things people don’t know about me:

  • I have a pretty mole (let’s call it a beauty mark) near my crotch that would be very sexy if it weren’t plopped down in stretchmark land.
  • I need to do kegels more because I pee when I sneeze.
  • I love gravy. I “cheat” and eat it even if it is made with bacon grease but not if it has sausage or any meat actually in it.
  • I stutter sometimes but not terribly. It seems to be that my brain works too fast for my mouth.

 My 5 tags go to the first 5 people to read this, based on your clairvoyant awareness of who has read it. To be safe, if you read it you should do the meme and comment with a link. (Or answer in comments if you want to and are blogless.)

the house meme

1. When you walk in your front door, which room do you enter?The office/living room combo. There’s the feel of a foyer sort of because the side of my desk and the back of the couch make a divider.

2. Do you have a dishwasher?


3. Is your living room carpeted or does it have hardwood floor?
It’s very icky ancient carpet. Awful tan/bown color. Thankfully, most of the house is hardwood flooring.
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8 things you don’t know about me

Why do I have insomnia? The Birdie’s been asleep since 8:00! I should be there too. But Mamaloo posted this irresistable goodness.

1. I used to love New Kids on the Block. I’m deeply ashamed of this, even though I was 13.

2. The smell of bacon makes my hungry. I haven’t even told Bu that:)

3. The Grudge scared me so bad I was scared of the dark for weeks. I love horror movies but I’m a wimpy weenie person.

4. I love watching home decorating shows, they are awesome. I have Clean House envy.

5. I love jewelry passionately, but can’t wear earrings anymore without breaking out.

6. I clench but don’t grind my teeth at night. I have to pop my jaw a little in the morning.

7. I’m fascinated with Catholic paraphernalia. I have two rosaries, and I’d like to collect more.

8. I’m a compulsive overeater. All binge, no purge. I am really, really pleased with myself that I’m making better eating decisions lately. You want to amuse a therapist? Tell her you’re a binge eating vegetarian. She will laugh. To your face. She’ll apologize about it, but she’ll laugh. I was tickled that she got a kick out of me. Made me see her as a real person, which is nice. She didn’t help though.

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meme medicine

I was reading this post at Spin Me I Pulsate and thought, Gods I need to do that. I’ve been in such a funkadelic poo world lately. I read on to see that Thordora &/or the Verse working through Thor agreed because she tagged me. So, here:

Seven Things I Love about Me *green for a heart chakra boost*

1. I have cool eyes that people say are blue but really they are grey/green with a blue ring outide. (1b. I think Molly’s are going to be exactly the same. They’re the color – bluer but green in photos- that mine were as a baby. Woot!)

2. By choice, I am a Mutant Freak Goddess of Awesome Witchy Weirdness, not a strange introverted shy girl with a birth defect. Birth defect itself was Goddess’s choice so I won’t take credit for that.

3. I am a warrior womyn of unstoppable power with a higher pain tolerance than the most piercedtattooedscarified body mod fetishist. See birth story for details.

4. I have a better-than-decent pronounciation of the French language, and a nearly passable memory of the vocabulary and grammer. Plan on learning/teaching with [the birdie.] L’ouiselet.

5. I have finally embraced my contradictory tendency to be both perky & twisted, dark & bouncy, introverted & extroverted, maiden & mothery, morose & goofy, smart & flakey.

6. I have a good brain for art criticism and an intuitive grasp for “reading” visual art. I also am able to exlpain these concepts fairly eloquently; hence the art history professor dream.

7. I have frequent lucid dreams, dreams within dreams, and nearly every morning have vivid memories of several dreams.

I tag thee, bloggers and favorite mamas who write well and should start a blog. You know who you are:

Lexi of This Wabi Sabi Life
Heidi of Raining, Not Snowing
Frankenbury in the Land of Small Mosquitos
Gwen of Left Coast Mama
Brooke of Urban Earth Mama
Marianne of Busha Full of Grace
Jase of A Few Good Memes
‘Veeta- email me or leave me a comment.
[Bine of Sleepless in Cologne] Oops you already got tagged. I’m finally remembering to blogroll you- been meaning to for ages now. SORRY:)

Take it or leave it, but it was a fun boost.
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meme du jour

Because Jase is a pusher of meme addiction, and because everyone’s away on Spring Break so the office is quiet today:

1. What do you wish your name was?
Real answer: Heidi [Mom’s Maiden Name] [Bu’s surname] rather than Heidi [Dad’s surname] [Bu’s surname]
Whimsical answer: Ivy (this was my magickal name when I was a Wicca noob.)
2. What is your favorite thing to wear?

Long straight skirts & love beads.
3. Last thing you ate….
Decadent greasy biscuit with egg, cheese, & tomato.
4. Favorite quote?
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” –Albert Einstein
5. I say Shotgun, you say?
6. Last person you hugged?
7. Africa or Mexico?
I’d like to visit both
8. How many U.S states have you been to?
7 or 8
9. How many of the U.S states have you lived in?
10. Does anyone you know wanna date you?
11. Name something you like physically about yourself:

My eyes.
12. Something you don’t?
My skin.
13. Who is your best friend?
The Souster.

14.Why are you still up?
Um, because it’s 9:43 a.m.
15. Who/What made you angry today?
I’m a little annoyed that there’s no heat in the bathrooms here; also that it’s April 9 and so cold.
16. Favorite type of Food?
17. Favorite holidays?
Spring Equinox, Summer solstice, Hallow-Samhain-een
18. Do you download music?
19. Do you care if your socks are dirty?
As long as a casual passerby can’t smell them, I’m good.
20. What are you wearing right now?

A very cute outfit, wasted on the world as there’s no one else in the office today. Every single item is second hand, which I love. Thrift store chic lives!
21. Would you date the person who posted this?
Were I unwed, probably.
22. Has anyone ever sang or played for you personally?

23. Do you love anyone?
Yes, the top tier being: Molly, Bu, Grandma, Aunt P, E-Rok, the Grandies & ElBoo (babywearing nephew.)
24. Do you like George W. Bush?
Do you like having bamboo shoots hammered under your fingernails?
25. Have you ever bungee jumped?
No, but I went skydiving.
26. Have you ever gone white-water rafting?

No, but Bu guided for 10 years, so the fact that I haven’t gone is a particularly tragic thing.
27. Has anyone ten years older than you ever hit on you?
Yes, he was a strange diversion. As immature as any young boy I’d ever met. Not that I’m insinuating that men never grow up. I have met a handful that did.
28. How much money ya got in ya pocket?
29. Have you met a real redneck?
Um, hi, I married one. OK, to be fair he isn’t that bad. Scariest redneck was at court that day.
30. How is the weather right now?
Enfuriatingly cold.
31. What are you listening to right now?
GotRadio Alternative Attic
32. What is your current fave song?
Starlight, (Muse) or Smile (Lily Allen)
33. What was the last movie you watched?
Trust the Man: fabulous. Starring my delicious and devoted girlfriend Maggie Gyllenhaal.
34. Do you wear contacts?
No, but I sometimes remember to wear reading glasses. Usually not.
35. Where was the last place you went besides your house?
Dropped the Birdie off at the Grandies’ and came to work.
36. What are you afraid of?

Heights (yes, that made the skydiving a hellllll of an adrenaline rush.)
37. How many piercings have you had?
Ever?16. 11 of them were simple ear piercings. 3 were cooler ear piercings- conchs and tragus. The other was my navel, grown over during the pregnancy, and now it’s just my nostril, which is my trademark and my last little shred of rebellion and I will die with it; I love it that much.
38. How many pets do you have?
Three: Dharma dog, Bailey Dog and Shade (shade-ee) the Baron von Fang, a cat.
39. What’s one thing you’ve learned?
Mommy eats broccoli, baby farts all night long.
40. What do you usually order from Starbucks?
At small locally owned coffee shops a chai latte. Have never been inside a Starbucks.
42. Have you ever fired a gun?
43. Are you missing someone?
Mom, and this friend I lost touch with. If anyone happens to know where the hell David “Wheetie” French is, tell him to call me.
44. Fav. TV show?
Ever? Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Currently on air? House, Heroes.
45. Do you have an iPod?
I’m married to one. Bu is seriously obsessed with this thing. We had fun with the musical quiz thing.
46. Has anyone ever said you looked like a celeb?
Meg Tilly once when my hair was black.
48. Who would you like to see right now?
Mom, Wheetie, Dave Matthews, onstage. Maggie G, [XXX rated comment of your choice here.]
49. Favorite movie of all time?

50. Do you find yourself loved?
51. Have you ever been caught doing something you weren’t supposed to?
Yes, rarely
52. Favorite flower?

53. Butter, plain, or salted popcorn?
Butter + Salt
54. What Magazines are you reading?
The one Professional Photographers of America publishes. Old parenting mags that have collected around the house.
55. Have you ever ridden in a limo?
Maybe at a funeral once? Don’t remember.
56. Has anyone you were really close to passed away recently?
Not recently.

58. What’s something that really bugs you?
The anti-choice movement.
60. Do you like Michael Jackson?
61. What’s your favorite smell?
62. Favorite baseball team?
The WV Power, because they offer Buck Beer night.
63. Favorite cereal?

65. What’s the longest time you’ve gone without sleep?
30 some hours. Finals week art project. Burst into tears during critique.
66. Last time you went bowling?
Many years.
67. Where is the weirdest place you have slept?
In the back of the Bean, our Outback. Boring:)
68. Who was your last phone call?
A clinic patient’s mom cancelling appointments for a month- he’s sickbut doing better thank Goddess.
69. Last time you were at work?
Still here.
70. What’s the closest orange object to you?
Cup of coffee

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(The tattoo on my left shoulder: my mom’s natal chart.)

My secret dream? To apprentice to a tattoo artist and learn to create sexy awesome body art. My secret dream I hope actually to do? Get a huge kickass tattoo on my spine. Kundalini serpents and some calligraphic poetry.
I’ve been pondering what poetry for some time now. Right now, I’m thinking it’ll be “Molly’s poem,” where I got the spelling of her middle name:
Shayne vie de Lavuna
Lichtig vie de Shterin
Funn himmel a matona
(Beautiful like the Moon
Bright as the stars
from heaven a gift)
Maybe add her birthday or zodiac symbols or something. So, yeh. Ink + needles = fabulous.

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