Thursday, June 25, 2009

Oh, look: Blog Fodder

Again, it's been forever and there are too many unread posts in my Reader. Seriously, one of these days I'll remember how to be a good blogger, but I don't think it'll be soon.

After a lovely Father's Day with my dad, a few days later he was in the hospital. At first, we thought he may have had a heart attack, but it all turned out to be a false alarm - phew! He had an angiogram which showed his heart is in great shape! He's home now and resting. The doctors recommended that my dad stop taking his cholesterol medication, Zoloft, as it's known to break down muscles and make you weaker (which was my dad's chief complaint). I'm passing this on so anyone else who needs to know can be made aware. He'll be seeing his primary doctor next week, and we all hope he's back to normal within the next few days.

Besides that, work has been busy and life is just going along. So there hasn't been much to say, lately!

Thankfully, Kori came to my rescue (as usual) and tagged me for a meme:

1. What is your current obsession? This song sung by the lovely Stephanie J Block from 9 to 5: the Musical called "Get Out and Stay Out." Unfortunately, I can't buy it on iTunes yet so I just keep going to youtube to listen to it. (Florinda, remember this?)

2. What is your weirdest obsession? Probably that I can't have my hair any shorter than the length of my neck. Yes, it's my security blanket, and I'm okay with that!

3. Recall a fond childhood memory?
Our first trip to New York. We saw Les Miz on Broadway just a few months after it opened, and from the 2nd row!

4. What’s for dinner? Hamburgers from DreamDinners. Sylvia made them last time - I hope I can talk her into doing it again tonight.

5. What would you eat for your last meal? I think I'd prefer chorizo and eggs.

6. What’s the last thing you bought? A new cable for my DSL connection. It did not help matters. I'd rather not talk about it, thanks.

7. What are you listening to right now? "Black and Blue" from Ain't Misbehavin'. Gotta love iPod's shuffle feature.

8. What do you think of the person who tagged you? Kori knows I love her, she's my best friend, and I really really want to meet her one day!

9.If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would it be? Right here in Burbank. Okay, the drivers drive me crazy, but it's only for a 5-minute commute. And yeah, it's the Valley, but I've grown accustomed to it here.

10.If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? I'm quite fond of my sister's jacuzzi.

11. Which language do you want to learn? I still wish I knew Spanish better than I do.

12. What’s your favorite quote (for now)? Since "for now" is in the question, all I can think of is my favorite line from Avenue Q: "except for death and paying taxes, everything in life is only for now."

13.What is your favorite color? Red. And Black.

14. What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? I love this brown sweater that I bought a year or so ago. I love sweaters, jackets of varying amounts of coverage and warmth.

15. What is your dream job? Another favorite line is by Sondheim: "it's not so much do what you like as it is that you like what you do." I have the greatest boss in the world, and if I did what I'm doing now for the rest of my life, I would totally be okay with that.

16.What’s your favorite magazine? If I were more, well, not ME, I would say my New Yorker. But I am so I have to go with Entertainment Weekly.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on? I would put it towards what I'm coveting right now: the e-cigarette. I really want that!

18. Describe your personal style? Lots and lots of black. Black pants, black sweaters, black shoes. It's just so much easier.

19. What are you going to do after this? Get some lunch from the commissary. Another good line? I was watching an old Boston Legal the other night, and William Shatner said, "no matter what, you always get to choose what you have for lunch." I can't stop thinking of that this week, and smiling.

20.What are your favorite films? All About Eve, West Side Story, Fargo, Desk Set.

21. What’s your favorite fruit? Strawberry.

22.What inspires you? Many, many people.

23. Your favorite books? It really depends on my mood.

24. Do you collect anything? I used to collect Playbills, but it got lost in the move back to L.A. I'm trying to start again, but it's a pretty pathetic pile right now. Can't wait for that trip to NY!

25. Any advice that’s come from bitter experience? Don’t waste your time trying to figure out the why behind "everything happens for a reason."

26. What makes you follow a blog? Above all else, honesty. A person can write about anything, but if I feel like I really KNOW this person through their words, then I don't really care what they write about specifically. And I like it when bloggers don't try to pigeon themselves to only talk about parenting. Or politics. Or any one subject. I find it interesting to learn why people think the way they do because of their own personal experiences. So the bigger the variety, the more I can come to feel like I really know - and care - about someone.

Kori couldn't remember any rules beyond tagging four other people. So, I will tag Shiona, LittleMansMom, pisceshanna, and SingleMomMindy. And, as Kori said, if you don’t want to do it, that’s okay; I love you all anyway!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for tagging me girl!

Kori said...

Yay! I didn't remember that line from Boston Legal about getting to choose what you have for lucnh, but I love it. And may steal it. And FARGO? God, I knew I loved you!

Florinda said...

Glad your dad's going to be OK!

Yes, I do remember that song - something the other day reminded me about seeing the musical with you. When are we going to the theater again :-)? (Actually, I'm going back to the Ahmanson next month to see Spamalot with Tall Paul.)

MindyMom said...

Oh, did you notice I've been really bad about posting lately? Thanks for tagging me and providing me with some content I can actually post. I of course, loved learning more about you too.

won said...

Isn't Zoloft an anti depressant? I could be all wet on that...but I had to ask!

I am sooo glad that all is well with your dad. Any day, but doubly so with the news this day.

Enjoy your weekend.

April said...

Hah! You're right, won, I got the name of the medication wrong! I'm not even going to try and remember the right name - the dr said it applies to any choleserol medications.

Jen said...

Again, so glad your dad is doing better.

I used to have a playbill collection, too. I finally removed it as part of my quest to rid myself of excess things.

Anonymous said...

i randomly found you in a google alert for stephanie j. block... XD

if you email me, i can send you get out and stay out - it was a free download on the site a while back and should tide you over until the CD comes out.

Tara R. said...

Oh goodie, blog fodder! I really needed this too.

I loved your answers, and that so many of your favorites were linked to Broadway tunes. Go figure. :)

I hope you and Kori get to meet IRL one day too. It's clear what great friends you two are.

Anonymous said...

Holy moley...that was a long meme! I had a playbill collection while I worked in is still in a large Rubbermaid container in my attic..I can't part with it...Hair; PeterPan; Les Miz...I smile thinking back to all the shows I got to see those three years I worked for the Met!

So GLAD your dad is OK!