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Can you fill this out without lying? You’ve been tagged, so now you need to answer all the questions HONESTLY. At the end, choose at least 8 people to be tagged. Don’t forget to tag me!

Next, tag 8 people. Have fun!

1. What was the last thing you put in your mouth?
A fortune cookie. My fortune read: “You will win success in whatever you adopt.” I sincerely appreciated that it was an actual fortune, as in really trying to tell the future. Too many of these things just compliment me about how nice I am. I already know that; now tell me about tomorrow!

2. Where was your profile picture taken?
I don’t know! Is it missing?!

3. Can you play Guitar Hero?
Never tried! I’ve had the opportunity, but seeing as how I do not own any type of game system, the opportunities have always presented themselves when I’ve been in someone else’s house. I typically do not try to do new things in front of people, because I might end up looking stupid. I’m pretty sure I’d look stupid doing this.

4. Name someone who made you laugh today?
John. He’s one of my students, and he’s just freaking hilarious. Just the fact that he chose John as his American name… after John Cena, no less! This child is about half a foot tall, but has a spirit bigger than Mr. Cena! hahaha

5. How late did you stay up last night and why?
11ish. I had stuff to do.

6. If you could move somewhere else, would you?
Yup.

7. Ever been kissed under fireworks?
Of course! We make our own fireworks every time. (Awww…)

8. Which of your blog friends lives closest to you?
Mattie Hopper.

9. Do you believe exes can be friends?
I cannot speak of what I do not know. I burned all those bridges, baby!

10. How do you feel about Dr Pepper?
I feel that it is very disrespectful to the accepted rules of English grammar.

11. When was the last time you cried really hard?
Um. Let’s not go there, kay?

12. Who took your profile picture?
I don’t know! Oh my gosh, you’re really freaking me out!

13. Who was the last person you took a picture of?
David! It was when we were watching bats in Austin.

14. Was yesterday better than today?
Nope! I’m firing on all cylinders today! (Today is actually 9/23… I’m scheduling a post. HEY don’t judge me for scheduling a stupid post like this! At least I’m posting!)

15. Can you live a day without TV?
I live most days without TV. It’s a time monster and a brain musher.

16. Are you upset about anything?
At this very moment, not at all.

17. Do you think relationships are ever really worth it?
That’s a stupid question. They’re always worth it, unless they’re not. Duh.

18. Are you a bad influence?
Yes. Isn’t everybody?

19. Night out or night in?
Night out!

20. What items could you not go without during the day?
Makeup, car, deodorant, cell phone… wow I’m shallow!

21. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
Mattie and baby Oliver!

22. What does the last text message in your inbox say?
Thanks!

23. How do you feel about your life right now?
Let’s not discuss feelings. Instead, what do I know? I KNOW my God is good. I KNOW everything He chooses for me is good. I KNOW I am blessed.

24. Do you hate anyone?
This question proves that this survey was written by a teenager. Nothing against teenagers, but this is a teenager question. Who asks this?

25. If we were to look in your Facebook inbox, what would we find?
You would find coordinates indicating the present-day location of the much-sought-after Ark of the Covenant. Hint: it’s not anywhere you’ve ever looked before.

26. Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass?
Well yes of course. You know how people always say that drugs are easily accessible to teenagers? I don’t know how. When I was a teenager (not TOO long ago… about a decade), I would have had no clue how to go about securing any sort of illegal substance. I mean, it’s not like there are vending machines on campus or anything. Weird.

27. Has anyone ever called you perfect before?
Yes, actually. They were naturally set straight within the hour.

28. What song is stuck in your head?
Oh-oh-oh-oh stuck like glue! You and me, baby, we’re stuck like glue!

29. Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m., who do you want it to be?
WHOA that would be terrifying! I live on the third floor! Whoever it is, they’re getting the cops called on their hiney, and I’m running out the front door!

30. Wanna have grandkids before you’re 50?
Let’s see. I will be 28 next month. I have no children. Say I have a kid around 30, that would make the him 20ish when I’m 50ish. Not my preference, no.

31. Name something you have to do tomorrow.
Work, work, work, work. Oh, and read blogs.  What a weird last question, and what a weird number to end on.

TAG TIME!!!!!!  Come on… you know you wanna play! I was supposed to tag eight, so here they are. But everyone can join in and receive free blog fodder!

Mattie
Macayla Jo
Katdish
Sarah Salter
HelenatRandom
Wendy
DuaneScott
StephatRedClayDiaries

GO!

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1.  HOW  DO YOU DECIDE WHOM TO MARRY?

You  got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if  you like sports, she should like it that you like  sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.
—  Alan, age 10

No  person really decides before they grow up who they’re  going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you  get to find out later who you’re stuck with.
—  Kristen, age  10

2.  WHAT IS  THE RIGHT AGE TO GET   MARRIED?
Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.
—   Camille, age 10

3. HOW CAN A  STRANGER TELL IF TWO PEOPLE ARE   MARRIED?
You  might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be  yelling at the same kids.
—  Derrick, age  8

4. WHAT DO  YOU THINK YOUR MOM AND DAD HAVE IN  COMMON?
Both  don’t want any more kids.

—  Lori,  age 8

5. WHAT DO  MOST PEOPLE DO ON A  DATE?
-Dates are  for having fun, and people  should use them to get to know each other. Even boys  have something to say if you listen long enough.
—  Lynnette, age  8

-On  the first date, they just tell each other lies and that  usually gets them interested enough to go for a second  date.
—  Martin, age  10

6. WHEN IS  IT OKAY TO KISS   SOMEONE?
-When  they’re rich.
—  Pam, age  7

-The  law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn’t want to  mess with that.
— Curt, age   7

-The  rule goes like this: If you kiss someone, then you  should marry them and have kids with them. It’s the  right thing to do.
— Howard,  age 8

7. IS IT BETTER TO BE SINGLE OR   MARRIED?
It’s better for girls to be single but not for  boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them.
—  Anita, age 9

8. HOW  WOULD THE WORLD BE DIFFERENT IF PEOPLE  DIDN’T  GET  MARRIED?
There  sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn’t there?
—  Kelvin, age 8

And   the #1 Favorite is …….

9. HOW  WOULD YOU MAKE A MARRIAGE   WORK?
Tell  your wife that she looks pretty, even if she looks like  a dump truck.
—  Ricky, age  10

Do you think they make grown-up sizes?! Jesus DOES answer prayer, y’all!

I am basically a person who enjoys solitude and the freedom and opportunity to read and/or write that usually accompanies this happy condition.  I’m simply not a social butterfly, though I admire those who are.  In probably 80% of situations in which I’m obliged to engage with other people, I am looking forward to that time when I get to indulge once again in the joys that solitude affords.

That being said, one would think my present position in a pool of potential jurors would be nearly as gratifying a situation.  True, my not knowing the other jurors and their not knowing me certainly creates virtual solitude in that no one is requiring my attention.  However, the useless chit-chat is maddening.

There’s a guy behind me who finds it utterly unnecessary to conjugate the verb “be.”  He has handily simplified the entire, laborious exercise to two options: past tense is “was,” and present tense, of course, is “be.”  Come to think of it, he’s even been exercising the right to keep everything in present infinitive, even when most would feel compelled to at least make some effort in subject-verb agreement and consistency of verb tense.

Oh!  And we must not forget the (married) braggart, surrounding himself with women and swearing to my God about how often he was mistaken for Burt Reynolds at bars back when that was quite a big thing.  His wife — holding her own against the likes of Loni Anderson — would have to shoo off the star-struck seductresses by assuring them that “Burt” was not giving away any kisses.

And don’t get me started on the scores of snores all around!  How could they taunt and torture me so?  I would like to sleep, too, during this boring day of sitting and waiting for nothing!  But, there’s just something in me that — for some strange reason — prevents me from kicking off my high-heels, puffing my purse into a pillow, stretching across three seats, and sawing logs in the courthouse.  I don’t know what it could be.

So this solitude is not so satisfying as the real kind, wherein thoughts flow freely and written worlds can come alive unrestrainedly.  Jury Duty, you weren’t fun.  But, you’re done, and I’m free for three years!  (In this county, at least.)

~LG

Why I’m Here

Posted: April 25, 2010 in Uncategorized

Welcome!  I have created this blog to be an emotional, spiritual, mental, and creative outlet for me.  I have every intention of saying whatever it is I want to say, without making any apologies.  My purpose for writing is to understand myself, for otherwise I have no idea what I think.

I make no promises about the frequency or quality of subsequent posts, but I’d love to have you along if you’re interested.  Subscribe, and then let me know who you are so I can subscribe to you, too.

~LG