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30 Day Blog Challenge-Day 29


Kelly Rae Roberts

1.  KELLY RAE ROBERTS; artist, author.  Fantastically gifted artist and inspiring author.  You can see from her writing that she is also incredibly giving.  I would love to have a conversation with her about art and what’s possible!

Jane Davenport

2.  Jane Davenport; Author, Artist.   For one thing, it would be a dream come true to have several artists that I admire at the same table!  Jane has a great style, her paintings are beautiful-fantastic! and she teaches! (like Kelly Rae Roberts, she doesn’t ‘sit on her secrets’) but she step by step shows you how to do what she does, in your own style.  She seems like a lovely person and one that would be awesome to listen to!

Alice Sebold. Author.

3. Alice Sebold, Author.  Alice Sebold is a fantastic author and it would be amazing to listen to her and ask her questions.  She is feisty, sarcastic, at times: angry and just intriguing.

absolutely heartbreaking and awesome

Fantastic book.

Augusten Burroughs

4.  Augusten Burroughs; Author.  His story is crazy and hilarious, sad and unbelievable!  His writing is the same.  To have Alice Sebold and Augusten at my dinner table, it may be too much!

Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs

5. Virginia Woolf, Author.

Virginia Woolf

It’s Virginia Woolf…nuff said!

6.  Jim Parsons/ Dr. Sheldon Cooper:  (The Big Bang Theory)  To provide some more humor and he’s just a fascinating person to boot!

Jim Parsons

"Dr. Sheldon Cooper"

7.  My husband, Frank-so that I could make his dream come true by letting him have dinner with the next guest on the list.

My Honey. Frank (at work on the roof)

8.  Bruce Lee:  He was super intelligent, spiritual, talented and so far ahead of his time…and it would be awesome for me to see Frank get to meet and speak to him.

Bruce Lee

9.  My Daughter, Megan: She is my best friend & we laugh like nobody’s business; and so I could make a dream come true for her by inviting the next guest on the list.


10.  Mischa Collins (Castiel from Supernatural): Above all he is intelligent, funny, mysterious, odd, unique and my daughter absolutely loves him.  It would be so great for me to see her face meeting him and to know I arranged it would be a great gift.

Mischa Collins (Supernatural gag reel)


The Menu

First...Baked Potato Soup. Yummm


Main course: A medium rare T-Bone grill seared steak and...

Baked Mac and Cheese.


For dessert ...Key Lime Pie.


Great!  Now I am hungry for a big fat dinner at 9 a.m.

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30 Day Blog Challenge (plus all 30 questions)

30 day challenge

Day 8: A moment you felt most satisfied with your life:

Hmmm, Things have been so rough & such a struggle that this one might have to wait to be answered.  If I had to be put on the spot right this minute, I’d say 1994-1998.  Frank and I were relaxed, happy, comfortable…went a lot of places and had so much fun.  I really miss that.


Day 9: If you could have any job in the world what would it be?

Easy peasy.  I would be a freelance artist specializing in mixed media.  I would publish books and a magazine to get art journaling out to as many artists and artists who are afraid to try.



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30 Day Blog Challenge – Day 7

Your Favorite Childhood Toys


As a child, I spent most of my days and nights with my grandparents (both sides) because my parents were still kids and – well I had to.  My grandpas became very, very important to me – more like dads.  One Christmas, right before my dad took off for good and went to start a new family, I was given a very special gift that I adored and I loved it not just for what it was, but because my grampas and my dad sat down on the floor and assembled it together.  I was in heaven.  It was a Barbie Dream House, the monster 3-piece deal and it took some time to get it together.  I will always remember that night and how I had them to myself.

Barbie Dream House (1980ish)

I also had a Radio Flyer Red Wagon with the removable sides and that stayed at gramma and grampa Cooley’s house.  When I started getting younger cousins I would pack them in and drag them up and down the street in front of their house.

Red Radio Flyer Wagon

The last one that I really remember and loved dearly was my Evil Knievel Big Wheel.  I was a total tom-boy  = )

Evil Knievel toy

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i. h.ave o.fficial p.ost-traumatic-pancake-syndrome (ihop)

Where have I been? Doubled up in pain since the local ihop tried to murder me.  A bit dramatic, yes…but so is the list of side effects from the demonic pancake platter that I ate and literally got sick in the middle of the meal.

So, just to catch up a tad, for I can now sit up for 10 minutes or so…

30 Day Blog Challenge

Day 6 – Your Zodiac Sign & Does it fit my personality

The Ram – March 21 to April 20

the good traits:

Adventurous and energetic
Pioneering and courageous
Enthusiastic and confident
Dynamic and quick-witted


On the dark side…

Selfish and quick-tempered
Impulsive and impatient
Foolhardy and daredevil

For the most part I agree with the “good” traits…and I am definitely in agreement with the crappy ones, also.  I am constantly stepping in messes of my own making.  And my temper, it sucks.  So, yeah I think I’m a typical Ram.


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30 Day Blog Challenge/Day 3

“your top 5 pet peeves”

ooooo, I can feel it already, just thinking about my top peeves makes me wanna slap a nun.  (j/k no hate mail thanks)  but seriously, doesn’t it just make you tense up and get a charlie horse in your intestines?  ook, here we go, big daddy:

Number Five:  Someone who loooves to talk but only has ten stories that they tell – and they NEVER remember that they have already told you this story (874 times); to make it even worse, they talk very slow and say “um” and “errr” and “uh” every three freakin words.   I seriously want to grab them by the shoulders, shake so hard that it knocks the next ten flippin stories down into the queue!

Number Four:  “I’ll be there in ten minutes”  Oh yeah…ok. Liar.  (and when they show up 2 hours later they don’t even have the decency to acknowledge that they totally caused you to sit there like a dipshit – in case they showed up right when you left for 5 minutes to run to the gas station.

Number Three:  Veiled threats.  Come out and say it, wuss.

Number Two:  Douche-bag inconsiderate drivers.  Get a bike.  Walk.  You are not human enough to operate dangerous machinery – jackass.


Number ONE:  omg, someone scooting styrofoam across a table – and then when you tell them nicely “look dude, please don’t do that, it gives me the shivers and makes me want to eat my head”  their response?  “what…this?” (haha as they scoot it even harder.  Bastards!!!

(yes i have a few anger issues and am addressing them, lol)

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“30 Day Blog Challenge” (day 1)

Day 1:

Frank and I have been together since 1992, married since 1996.  People say it all the time but I honestly wouldn’t know what to do without him.  He’s complicated and TOUGH to love – but I do.

He is the strongest, most hard-working and clever person I’ve ever known.  He was diagnosed as having Diabetes 5 years ago – total pancreas shut down, no family history, no risk factors, he is healthy-works 7 days a week in a very physical job as a roofing foreman, drinks more water than humanly possible but, there it was.

Faced with the fact that Frank/Dad was human and therefore not immune to disease, the kids and I went through a period of shock (still feel that way most days).

I am proud of him and lucky he is mine.  That doesn’t mean that he is a picnic…and he knows it.  But if he were spineless and easy, I wouldn’t love him like I do.

We have one silly saying that we’ve had for many, many years.  On ‘Friends’, Ross told Rachel that she was his ‘lobster’ (they apparently mate for life)…so when one asks the other, “why do you love me?”

the answer is always, “because you’re my lobster.”

Frank and Missy

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Leave a comment & Link to another blog/Postaday 2011

Found a very cool post on this cool blog:

30-Day Blog Challenge

by melissa

Starting today, I’m beginning the 30-Day Blog Challenge. I honestly can’t remember where I found this, as it’s been sitting in my drafts folder for at least 6 months. It is highly possible that I just Googled “blog prompts” and found it. If you want to join in, feel free. And if it came from you and you’re here reading this, please let me know and I’ll link back to you (of course, that would have to mean I’m a reader of your blog…). :)

…and here was my comment reply…

I love this, so glad you posted it! I’m using you to do the ‘link to another blog’ just so ya know…and I’m going to kick my own butt to answer a question a day.
Thanks again!

In the interest of being anal and wanting each day to have it’s own post, Day 1 will be in the following post.

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