Monday, October 6, 2014


I am 58 years old today...

That's a lot of candles!!!!

I was challenged to do the birthday "things" challenge a few months ago and I forgot who asked me, but here we go anyway...


1. I live in New York.

2. I have a degree in Broadcasting and Media Arts.

3. I play guitar, bass, and piano.

4. I have red hair.

5. My sister is 16 years younger than me.

6. I studied to be an opera singer at one time.

7. I can read books upside down.

8. I hate the color pink.

9. I hate the color orange even more.

10. I once held hands with Mr. Rogers.

11. The only other state I have lived in is Colorado, but only for four months.

12. I lived on a commune (see above).

13. My favorite band is Faith No More.

14. My favorite number is fourteen.

15. My fave meal is lobster, mashed potatoes, and chocolate cake.

16. I am a pescetarian.

17. I have never been a Presbyterian.

18. The only other country I have been to is Canada.

19.The first book I read by myself was One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish.

20. I used to skateboard.

21. I have a tattoo.

22. I am "allergic" to wine, but that's okay because I love vodka martinis.

23. I took Latin in high school.

24. I took French in college.

25. My son is trying to teach me Japanese.

26. I believe in ghosts.

27. I have been drinking coffee since I was two years old.

28. I am Facebook friends with my high school Physics lab partner.

29. I am a Red Sox fan.

30. My family has Chinese take-out and plays Scrabble every Christmas Eve.

31. My son is a Biochemistry major.

32.  I have three nephews that I call The Three Tenors.

33. My nephews' first names all start with J.

34. My son was named Sebastian after a cute guy we saw on a game show, not Sebastian Bach like most people imagine.

35. Except for writing, I am ambidextrous.

36. I hate the word, "squat".

37. My favorite subject in high school was Biology.

38. My fave color is black.

39. I have been known to listen to Marilyn Manson.

40. I traced my father's family back to Sleepy Hollow in the 1600s.

42. I love black velvet scrunchies.

43. I am a Ravenclaw through and through.

44. My cousin David calls me Nerda and I call him Aphid.

45. I would love to live in Salem Massachusetts.

46. My favorite vacation place is the Jersey shore, Wildwood.

47. I have never been to Disney World.

48. I prefer female dogs and male cats.

49. I was obsessed with Wonderland when I was a preteen.

50. I saw the movie Tommy at the theater 12 times, beating out Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by seven.

51. I got my first real kiss from my not yet boyfriend, at the age of 15, on the porch of an abandoned victorian mansion when we were escaping a rainstorm, on the way to a friend's house.

52. I got a 1969 Gibson ES-335 guitar instead of an engagement ring.

53. I have been a single mom for nine years (#52 had nothing to do with this).

54. I know Fushigi is just a ball.

55. I love gummy frogs.

56. I can Dougie. Lol.

57. I have never once folded any origami figure successfully.

58. Halloween is my favorite holiday.


If you have read this and want to do the tag youself, consider yourself tagged! Come back and leave your link in the comments and I will drop by and have a look. :)


  1. Happy Happy Happy birthday to youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu! I sung that by the way *wuzzies* :-)

    1. Ha ha ! Thanks sweetie. *kunch wuzZies* All of you youngsters keep my mind fresh!! <3

    2. and my fav bday dinner is a DELICIOUS CHEESEBURGER with extra cheddar and may and pickles

    3. You are easy to please! My Mothers Day meal is a fish filet, fries, and a chocolate shake from Mickey D's. I can't stand the restaurant Mother's day crowds.

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LA LA!!! *sends celebratory cupcakes*
    *big squishy hugs*
    Halloween is also my fave holiday!!!

    1. Thanks, Pili!! I have been grateful all these years to be born close to Halloween so I could have Halloween themed birthday parties! *wuzZies*

  3. You're a freakin' groovy chick! Happy birthday doll!

    1. Thank-you, I've had a long time to get that groovy! Thanks for stopping by. :)

  4. Oh no! I don't think my first comment went through. Oh well. Here it is again;
    Awesome tag! Happy Birthday, one day late! Halloween is my favorite holiday. it's just so much fun(Just my parents don't really celebrate it at all) . But it could be because my birthday is also this month, but later on. I don't really care what the dinner is, as long as my boyfriend is there/here. It could be Grilled Cheese. :p

  5. Ha ha, don't let Jeb Holt from the Splintered Twtitter RP group hear you say "grilled cheese" because he'll sing that awfully cheesy Sexy Sandwich Song, again! Thanks for stopping by to celebrate and good luck with the giveaway. :)

  6. This is really really fabulous. xD HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I traced my family back to actual convicts once...which was awkward. Well, at least I know what kind of people I descended from. (And on the other side of my family it's all Germans and Italians, so I guess my clan was unpopular in WWII as well. Ouch. Slytherin for sure.)
    I'm still obsessed with Alice in Wonderland!
    There's like a 16 year gap between my oldest sister and my youngest...except there's a bunch of us hooligans in the middle causing mischief and annoying people. *nods* We excel at that. XD
    I hope you had a really good day!!

  7. Thanks, Cait. I wouldn't worry about the convict connection too much because people got arrested and imprisoned for all sorts of silly harmless things in the past. Well, my father's Sleepy Hollow ancestors were Loyalists, so after the Revolutionary War they got chased to Canada. Ha!! Thanks again for stopping by. :)

    1. Oh, and big families rule! I had alot of best friends with large families and I loved the atmosphere if it all.

  8. I'm a little late, but happy birthday! I hope you had a great one. :D

  9. Thank-you so much Francine! And yes, I had a wonderful birthday. Thanks for dropping by. :)

  10. Either Red Robins or Olive Garden! Thanks for this cool giveaway!

  11. Happy Birthday!!! That's quite an impressive list of 58 things, some of which were very interesting to read. I'd love to read more!! My favorite bday dinner would be my mom's fried chicken. It's my favorite food on this planet. :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  12. You are lucky you mother is a good cook, mine not so much. Lol. Thank-you for dropping by to celebrate. :)

  13. Birthday Dinner - Steak and Shrimp....good and simple
    Thanks for the chance

  14. lamb chops applesauce green beans yams coconut cream pie

  15. We don't do bdays, so I wouldn't have a favorite bday dinner. A favorite dinner to have any time is steak and potatoes. Or, if we could go again, Chicken Crispers at Chili's. Oh, yum. I miss it!!

    Hope you have a fabulous day!

  16. I would pick a hald rack of ribs, mashed potatoes, and a brownie sundae!!!

  17. Happy (Belated) Birthday La La!! I could never choose a set birthday dinner but if I had to choose now I'd go with Japanese Udon and a plate of sushi (from this really expensive and delicious place in town)

  18. OH MY GOSH I ALSO HATE THE WORD "SQUAT!" Every time I read it in a book it makes me cringe. Just typing it here made me cringe, too. Ugh.

    Also, I find it very impressive that you know how to Dougie. I love watching other people do it at weddings and stuff, but I personally am no good at it. Sigh.

  19. Sorry you had to type 'that word', lol. My son is forever mortified that I know how to dougie! Thank-you so much for stopping in to chat. :)


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