Wednesday Wickedness – Dolly
Since Random Dozen appears to be kaput, at least for now, I’m going to switch back to the Wednesday Wickedness meme for some post inspirations.
Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wickedness! We are like other memes in that we will ask you ten questions each and every Wednesday. But our little “twist” is that each week we will pick a famous person and pick ten of their quotes. Each of our questions will be based on the quotes. The quotes are in yellow. Got it? Great! Let’s begin this week’s meme!
Today we picked Dolly Parton.
1. “I hated school. Even to this day, when I see a school bus it’s just depressing to me. The poor little kids.”
What was your worst year in school? Why?
5th grade. That’s when I learned how to stop bullies. Maybe beating the ecrap out of him doesn’t work for everybody, but it got that jerk off my case permanently.
2. “I still close my eyes and go home – I can always draw from that.”
Tell us about YOUR home.
The American dream. ½ acre lot, 4BR colonial, often a work in progress, but it’s getting to where we’d like it. Landscaping is constantly evolving, living space is (re)finished, just have one bathroom to re-do.
3. “I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else.”
What have you been told that you couldn’t do, but proved them wrong?
I rode the local 100 mile Tour De Cure to raise fund for diabetes. Twice. Best I’ve done is 6.5 hours saddle time, about 8 hours out on the course including breaks. Cindy (the spousal unit) told me I couldn’t do the 67 mile route, so I did the 100 just for spite. I will be signing up for the 2011 edition too. Early June. You are warned!
4. “I’m old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I’d tell them where to put it.”
What was the last incident where you were told what to do and were insulted?
Driving, with Cindy in the truck. At an intersection with 2 right turn lanes, I was in the left most right turn lane. I stopped, then proceeded with a legal “right on red” turn and Cindy screamed something about “What are you doing, STOP!” So I did, about 1/3 the way through the turn. Then it occurred to me that I was doing nothing wrong, so I continued, but the dude next to me gave me a “WTF??” look. I then asked Cindy what was wrong with doing a right on red in New York. It’s only been legal for 30 some years. She just freaked because I wasn’t in the right most lane. Wish I could get blindfolds for her when I drive.
5. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”
Have you ever reinvented yourself? How?
I quit smoking, lost 80 lbs and started serious bike riding. I wish ALL of those 80 lbs stayed lost. Little bastards!
6. “If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Thems fightin’ words.”
Is there a type of music that you hate?
Rap. Modern R&B. Hip Hop. Disco. What’s that other one where the lead “singer” pretty much scream unintelligibly? That too.
7. “It’s a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I’d be a drag queen.”
Have you ever crossed dressed for Halloween or just for the hell of it?
No – but I did try nylons for keeping my legs warm playing football in the cold.
8. “My weaknesses have always been food and men – in that order.”
What are your weaknesses?
My left arm (still don’t have full strength back after I jammed that shoulder over a month ago) and chocolate chip cookies. Or any cookie, especially those fresh out of the oven.
9. “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.”
Tell us about something that you did that required patience, but was worth it.
See # 5. Losing those 80 lbs took about 18 months. Totally worth it.
10. “We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
When was the last time you made a major change in your life.
Ok. Excepting #5 (again), the next most significant change would be the one happening through my working Al Anon and working with our marriage counselor.
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Now we’re going to see if I have this auto-post thingy set up properly. I think I’ve scheduled this to appear at 00:15 on Nov. 3 Only problem is I don’t know if that’s EDT, PDT, GMT or what! Burn & learn!!