The Bud is back meme-
Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. Let's go!!!
Today we ripped off a blogger named Firecat from the blog Party in My Head. He doesn't state where he got it. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!
Sunday Stealing: The Bud is Back Meme
Cheers to all of us thieves!
1. Why did you sign up for writing your blog? Felt I needed an outlet to express myself, my feelings and say in words what I never had the courage to say thru my voice
2. Why did you choose your blog's name? What does it mean?- LOL- it's an acronym, originally coined by my friend Ann Cales- at work were the 'ferns' - Fucking ER nurse as commented by staff in other areas of the hospital
3. Have you ever had another blog? not one that ever really got going-
4. What do you do online when you're not on your blog? school work, read the news, Facebook, shop, and um- shop, and did I mention shopping?
5. How about when you're not on the computer? Either at work or on the golf course, unless I get my harley out-
6. What do you wish people who read your blog knew about you? I think my blog expresses me, a normal female going thru lifes' drama
7. What is your favorite community in the blogosphere? .....don't have a have 'community'
8. What is your philosophy on your blog layout? I change it up- I like variety
9. Tell me about your picture you use to represent you on your blog.- It is a picture of me in my flight suit- I think I look happy in it- and I am
10. Pick 3 random blogs from your blogroll and tell us about them.- EMcrit- great info for bringing upstairs care to the ER and the flight world,The Biploar diva - one of my very good friends, and Airman Mom- because I am an Air Force mom twice over.
11. What features do you think your blog should have that it doesn't currently? Music
12. What do you consider the 10 most "telling" interests that we would infer from what you blog persona?- Family, my harley, my job,
13. Do you have any unique interests that you have never shared before? What are they? I have a very unique interest- but will keep it hush hush for the moment-
14. The best thing about blogging is all of the friends that you make, Beside from those folks, do you think your blog has fans? It has a fair amount of followers
15. What's your current obsession? What about it captures your imagination? Golf is my obsession and my addiction
16. What are you glad you did but haven't really had a chance to post about? Another story for a different day
17. How many people that first became a blog friend, have you met face to face? one- Teri
18. What don't you talk about here, either because it's too personal or because you don't have the energy? Anything that would be too intimate or personal for my job
19. What's a question that you'd love to answer? That I have to think about
20. Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and regretted it? nope
21. Have you ever lost a blogging friendship and thought, “Was that overdue!” nope
NOW- Link up-
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Bud is back meme-
at 9:15 AM
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Saturday 9: Turn Back the Hands of Time
1. There's a Time Genie. She can put you back in time to relive a day that you loved. If you could turn back the hands of time, what day would you relive if given this opportunity? It would have to be a day with my parents- my mom playing the piano, my cat Tiger sitting next to her, and playing gin rummy with my dad. I would have the presence of mind to make a recording of my mom playing the piano to have forever-
2. What did you do yesterday? Shopped a little bit, went to Logan and Faye's, the dentist, and played 9 holes of golf with my new PINGS!
3. You've been given 3 parachutes, but there are 4 people who need them. Who will you not give one to: Mel Gibson, Charlie Sheen, Kim Kardashian, or Simon Cowell? Why? Keeping them all for myself-
4. Where are you going and where have you been? I have been many many places- and I am going forward- only when I get there will I know where.
5. They say that books read as a child make more of an impact on a person than books read at any other time in life. Are there any books that you particularly loved, that shaped the way you think when you were little? I remember a book about 2 little girls who were friends, one black and one white- and how they werent supposed to be friends- Seems like maybe a house burnt down- I read it several times- and then there was Winnie the Pooh- great life lessons in Winnie the Pooh- oh bother!
6. What do you look forward to most in the next six weeks? The arrival of Samantha, my grand daughter on Monday the 28th, Going to Vegas possibly to see my son ref in december, changes to my life- happy changes-
7. What was the last text message you received? 'Look at vid on my wall'
8. Do you prefer to call or text? Depends- I like to hear voices, so prob call- but texting works great when you cant speak-
9. What were you doing at 9PM last night? Talking to my good friend Terry Brogan in Kill Devil Hills
Thanks so much for joining us again at Saturday: 9. As always, feel free to come back, see who has participated and comment on their posts. In fact sometimes, if you want to read & comment on everyone's responses, you might want to check back again tomorrow. But it is not a rule. We haven’t any rules here. Join us on next Saturday for another version of Saturday: 9, "Just A Silly Meme on a Saturday!" Enjoy your weekend!
at 10:20 AM
Friday, November 25, 2011
I must admit I am, but I don't know why. I guess my words have value and meaning. Thanks for being a part...........
at 8:15 PM
My job is THE BEST because I make a difference- to my patient and the families I interact with. I treat them as if they were my family member. After I transport them safely, this is a view fom 'my' side of the office. Click on each photo for a close up........
Stu - being Stu- and he kept his head still......
The South Carolina countryside........
Sailing on Thanksgiving....
Approach to Runway 35....
A busy ramp
Walterboro at night....
And that was Thanksgiving day- along with a great meal from Cracker barrel, and being with my Lifenet 4 family. Oh, and for the record- Stu handed my ass to me playing Augusta National on the Wii. I wish I was with family- but then again- I was....
at 7:01 PM
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I am following a new blog, and if you are at all interested in air evac medicine you should as well. This is a blog for the Air Medical Memorial, a memoir that pays tribute to those who have lost their lives to an incident in the line of duty, usually a crash. One life lost is too many and we are well over 300. Follow the stories, it is haunting.
at 3:52 AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I saw this on youtube, and could not pass it up- This is, simply put, unconditional unending love. If it doesn't make you tear up, you aren't human. Enjoy!
at 8:17 AM
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
As I sit here today, I am feeling a ton of emotions, and apprehension. It seems my youngest, A1C Allen, may be slotted to leave the USAF because they have too many people. I question this simply because the recruiters are still recruiting, and kids ship off to basic every day- but there are too many people.
Matt told me in his squadron the people who WANT to go home are being retained, and the people who want to STAY are having to beg to stay. Matt is in the latter group. He LOVES being a crew chief on a C-130. He LOVES working the flight line and performing maintenance on his plane. He LOVES watching his plane take off on a mission, only to come back safely because he did his job correctly.
To be considered to stay, Matt had to write an essay about why he wanted to stay. It brought tears to my eyes. He truly has grown and matured as a young man, and I am proud of my Airman. Here is an excerpt of his essay:
SUBJECT: Response to Potential Date of Separation Rollback
1. Sir, where I come from, the word “volunteer” is not a word taken lightly. It is a word that has several meanings to the people of east Tennessee such as courage, strength, and reliability. At the age of 13, I decided to volunteer to serve my country in the United States Air Force. On (2009), I entered active duty.
2. Although this may sound odd to people outside the state of Tennessee, we volunteers take pride in our dedicated history of service to our nation dating back as far as 1835 and to some of the first volunteers including Davy Crockett. In November 1835, Davy Crockett and men from east Tennessee rode from Greene County (just next to my home town) to San Antonio, Texas. When the men arrived in San Antonio, they faced the daunting task of defending the Alamo Mission against 1,500 Mexican soldiers. Day after day, they struggled in the fight--never losing spirit, never losing courage. In the end, Davy Crockett and his Tennessee Volunteers were killed serving their country. To this day, I continue to find motivation in my own life and in my Air Force career from Davy Crockett’s story, but more so from my personal faith and the events that unfolded on September 11, 2001 and the days and years following.
3. Seven years ago at the age of 13, I boarded a train in Newark, New Jersey with my mother. I was on the red line heading east to New York into a hole upon which the World Trade Center once stood. That trip would forever change my life. I was sitting on the very front seat, eager to see the Big Apple and all the many sites when the doors at Exchange Place closed, and we continued to our final destination in New York. We approached the end of the tunnel where the light beamed on the tracks, and I saw the remains of the World Trade Center. The train slowed to go around a corner when I felt my mom place her hand on my shoulder. My mother and I got off the train and made our way to ground level, where we could truly understand the magnitude of the hole our train had just pulled into. As I approached the top of the stairs, I could see people crying, laying flowers, and praying for the families of those who were lost. It was at that very moment I knew I wanted to do what so many had done before me and that was to serve my country.
4. On that day it came clear to me that I wanted to be a volunteer. I wanted to defend my country from all enemies, I wanted to defend the Constitution, and I wanted to serve my fellow Americans. I found a personal drive like I never had before. I wanted to fight. I wanted to fight for the people who were in that tower and had no chance to fight, and I wanted to fight for the people who could not fight for themselves. I wanted to become a volunteer. I wanted to join the league of volunteers in America’s military who were unafraid of the enemy, those who would keep our flag flying high.
5. The Air Force has been the best thing that has ever happened to me. When I enlisted, my recruiter told me I would be forever changed on the day I raised my right hand and was he right! Since I joined, I find myself being challenged in new ways every day. I love my job. I love the Air Force. I want to serve my country for at least 20 years. When one is given the opportunity to wake up and do something one loves, it makes life simply amazing. Being a crew chief makes my life amazing day in and day out. The flight line to some people is just a place where the Air Force parks its planes, but for me it is my oasis. The flight line and working on aircraft is what makes me who I am as an Airman. I enjoy every aspect of my job, and I look forward to one day teaching new Airmen how to do the job correctly so they enjoy it as much as I do. I want to encourage passion as a supervisor and embody the Air Force Core Values.
He has been called the hardest working crew chief on his line, has been ‘coined’ several times, and has multiple letters of recommendation from Senior and Chief Master Sergeants. I hope that things turn out the way he needs them to. He is a good kid- and I am proud to be his mom.
at 6:45 AM
Sunday, November 6, 2011
The way his arm drapes over me and pulls me close
The gentle sound of his breathing on the nape of my neck
The warmth of his body next to mine,
I sleep deeply
I feel loved, secure, safe.
at 6:13 AM
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Playing along with the thieves-
Anyway, if you want to hook up travel over here and grab the questions!
Cheers to all of us thieves!
1. Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?
I've licked a lot of things but a CD is not one of them. (stolen from Diva- great answer)
2. What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated?
Hmmmm.....Hmmmmmm--Ive always stayed close to my age, and usually go out with younger.....am thinking maybe 6-7 years....
3. Ever been in a car wreck?
Yep- Christmas Eve 1978. My dad died as a result.....not a great memory
4. Were you popular in high school?
High School? Nope- I wasn't a nerd, but I wasn't cool either
5. Have you ever been on a blind date?
Yep- and I never will again
6. Are looks important?
I'd like to think not, but I know better.....
7. Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more?
8. By what age would you like to be married?
9. Does the number of people a person’s slept with affect your view of them?
10. Have you ever made a mistake?
No, I thought I did once, but I was wrong.......
11. Are you a good tipper?
Unless I get shitty service-
12. What’s the most you have spent for a haircut?
Cut and color- in New Jersey $200
13. Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?
NO- never have
14. Have you ever peed in public?
Public restroom- Yes, out in public NO
15. What song do you want played at your funeral?
Dust in the WInd by Kansas
16. Would you tell your parents if you were gay?
That has never crossed my mind.......
17. What would your last meal be before getting executed?
Something from Ruth's Chris......
18. Beatles or Stones?
Stones- Sympathy for the Devil
19. If you had to pick one person on earth to die, who would it be?
No one, death would be an easy out!
20. Beer, wine or hard liquor?
Hard liquor or wine.........
21. Do you have any phobias?
Roller Coasters, escalators, standing on top of Stone Mountain- (PS I am a flight nurse- go figure that out)
22. What are your plans for the future?
One day at a time baby, one day at a time!
at 8:59 PM
So today I decided to get my bike out and go for a ride. I have been really frustrated with it for a while- was having mechanical issues, got some rust on my new wheels,no one to ride with and a few other little incidental problems. I got so frustrated I wanted to sell the bike. I have always loved riding her- never a hiccup or a problem, and now it was like the sky was falling. I think one of the problem is she has a new BEAUTIFUL paint job. She used to be all black, and was my 'black beauty'. Now with her new look, she needs a new name- and I have no idea what to call her. (If you have suggestions, leave them on the comment link below)
So- I am riding to North Charleston- jamming to tunes from my iPod cruising up 526. I was listening to Machinehead by Bush, Singing along- Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out. breathe in breathe in breathe in-.... enjoying the music. The song ended and I was ready for another kick ass jamming tune. I could hear some music- not as loud as the last tune, and then all of a sudden I realized what I was listening to- the damn Alphabet song- you know- A-B-C-D-E-F-G.....I had downloaded some kiddie songs to my iPod for those times I have Zoey. A truck was in the lane to my right, and I could see him laughing as 'L M N O P' blared from my speakers- as if that wasn't enough, the next tune up on shuffle was 'The Itsy Bitsy Spider'. Thank goodness I hit the exit, and was able to change playlists!
So, back to my ride- it was a ride with a purpose- I was going to stand with the Patriot Guard Riders as we stood for RM1 Thomas Wiand,a vet who served in Korea and Vietnam. I was involved with the PGR back in North Carolina, but had not really been able to join up with the South Carolina group since I had moved. There was a good sized group assembled- I parked and joined them as they went over the plan for the service. I met a lot of really cool people and even got my 'Mission Accomplished' pin, which is now proudly attached to my leather jacket.
After the service I hit the local Hooters. Now I have been in a lot of Hooters restaurants in my life- but this one ranks as one of the worst. I know I am female, and I know I went in by myself, but I am still entitled to decent service. My feeling today was if you didn't have a penis, you didn't deserve service. Well- after I had something to eat- and I paid the check- the waitress shorted me on my change- so I let her keep that as her tip-
I jumped on my bike and heading out saw the local ice rink- the Carolina Ice Palace. I had to stop- I checked out the pro shop and then wandered on into the heart of the rink. I saw youth hockey teams coming in to play. Thats when I smelled it- the odor of a hockey locker room combined with sweaty hockey gear. It has to be one of the WORST smells in the world- but it brought back 14 ears of memories, schlepping my son from rink to rink, hearing 'Mom, can I have a new stick?', and freezing in the rink to watch the game. I thought about all the wonderful relationships that travel hockey brought to both me and Matt...... I really miss hockey weekends.
Finally I tore myself away and started the ride home. Since I was going to Logan and Faye's, I took 26 to 17 and headed across the Ravenel Bridge-
it was getting chilly, and the wind had picked up-It was time to roll on the throttle and get off the bridge. I delivered my bike safe and sound to Logan's house, putting her in the garage til the next time.........
at 7:00 PM