Thursday, June 16, 2011

One more time & you'll have to leave!

We’re too old to be getting in trouble…aren’t we? Write about a time you were scolded…as an adult.


Thanks Kat for giving me a great writing prompt today!


I'm usually a play by the rules, respectful of others type person - really! I went to Catholic school for 8 years for goodness sake!  But I remember going with my daughter to see Independence Day at the movie theater.  It was really crowded and we couldn't get seats together so I remember when the lights went down - Amy wanted to sit near me so she sat at the end of the aisle on the floor.  We wanted to see the movie so I told her to stay as close as she could to my aisle seat so we wouldn't get in trouble.  I got really verbal when the us vs. aliens "shoot out" came on - and I was told to "keep it down" by an usher!  I was a little embarrassed, but I was also looking around to see who ratted me out.  Who would object to someone cheering for "our" side?  There was a couple mumbling loudly about noise but I didn't tell the usher about them did I?  


I guess that's why I usually watch movies at home now.  I can LMAO as loud as I want or scream at the "bad guys." If someone knocks at the door during my loud laughter or cheering, I don't answer it!


OK dear readers - have you ever been scolded as an adult - or gotten "out of hand" at a movie theater?  Let me know.

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Day Late but here's my follow up explanation to last weeks prompt -

http://gerrisspace.blogspot.com/2011/06/six-word-memoir.html

from Mama Kat - http://www.mamakatslosinit.com/

I've been having trouble with my computer and now have to try and find another place to deal with *sigh*.
Let's get June's 31DBBB Party started on the Forum!
Anyways - the prompt.

A lot of things in my life didn't happen the "normal" way - whatever  THAT is.  In some ways I can laugh and it helps me be prepared for a lot of things that are unexpected.

I met Rich and two weeks later we were engaged.  He then left for Florida, and I stayed behind in Philadelphia.  It was 1982 and no computer, so we called each other and I wrote a lot.  We decided to get married on July 23rd, 1983.  We would go to a Justice of the Peace and then a great reception paid for by my grandmother at a place we've eaten before with really good food.  Rich was married before and we were going down to City Hall to get our marriage license.  I called beforehand and they said he needed his divorce papers.  He didn't have them and didn't know where they were back in California.  This was about 2-3 days before we were to get married!  I cried and told my mom - I guess I had to tell someone.  She was the only one - well and her friend that worked with her - that knew we weren't married when we went to our reception.  Well the good food I thought I was going to have - I was so nervous I just drank champagne and laughed a lot!

After the reception we packed up and drove across the US to Oregon where I met Rich's parents for the first time.  It was hard to keep up the pretense that we were married, but Rich wanted to wait until November 12th (the day we met) to get married.  We were on our way to Reno Nevada  (they don't check previous marriages, etc.) and there was a horrible snowstorm.  We got married on December 12th - *phew*.  It was a funny ceremony because Rich just wanted us to go to the chapel and not change clothes so it was corduroys and a sweater for me, jeans for him.  I did laugh about it because it was just us and I wasn't nervous at all.  I had the pretty dress, flowers, reception with family and friends and a "quickie" wedding - just in reverse order!

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Guilty Pleasure Songs - sing along if you know one of them!

OK so I'm doing the Secret of Success is Support (SITS) girls 31 days to be a better blogger.  I've done lists before on my blog - *8 things that make you feel powerful*8 things - the family cabin30 Things about my invisible illness you may not know.  I like doing lists because I feel they help you get to know me better.

I was one of those kids that sang Christmas carols in the summer, listened with my grandmom to Trini Lopez "If I had a Hammer", and was introduced to the post AM radio Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album through my uncle Chris at around 10-11 years old (he was around 20 at the time).

My guilty pleasure songs - well - when my daughter was a teen there was Backstreet Boys and NSYNC and she listened to them, and then I got to like them!  Of course she then went on to some other music, but I still sang along.  I admit when I watched this video -



I sang along really loud - inside I felt like a teenage girl LOL.

So in no particular order here are some of my "guilty pleasure" songs - and yes I'm the one in the car next to you singing along to the radio/CD

1.  I Want it That Way - Backstreet Boys
2.  Bye, Bye, Bye - NSYNC
3.  Forget You - Cee Lo Green
4.  Express Yourself - Madonna
5.  My Sharona - The Knack
6.  Most anything by the Glee Cast
7.  Dancing Queen/Mama Mia - Abba
8.  Baby - Justin Bieber
9.  867-5309 (Jenny) - Tommy Tutone
10. Raise Your Glass - Pink

OK admit it (I won't tell anyone) - got some guilty pleasure songs? I'd love to add to my listening list.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Six Word Memoir

Thanks Kat for this jump-start to my blogging after 2-3 months:


1.) Six Word Memoir: Write about a significant time in your life in just six words.


Reception before marriage - that's my life





Another post coming later today!