Jim’s MI-5

1. Name something a friend or loved one did for you in the last month that made you feel good.

I have had many people do nice things for me, and many within the last 24-48 hours. Susan bought me some chocolate. Jim and Gina both bought me breakfast this morning. Some dude last night gave me the thumbs up when I passed him with my scoot. (And when I mean passed, he passed me going the other way.)

2.  Name something you did for a friend or loved one in the last month and how did it make them feel?

I did something for someone who doesn’t even know it was me. They were surprised and happy. They think they know who did it. They don’t. That part makes me happy!

3.  Tell us about the first childhood family vacation that you remember. If you don’t have a memory of that then tell us the first family event memory you have.  Don’t forget to include details about that experience that stick out in your mind.

The first vacation that I remember was at Cathedral Pines campground. I remember going into Canada, and purchasing a scuba diver toy that I used in the lake. I also remember the “hermit crab burying fiasco.” My hermit crab, which we brought with us, was presumed dead. He wasn’t. As we were digging the hole, either Mom or Dad was holding onto the crab. They were holding him upside down. He didn’t like that. He showed them he wasn’t dead. We laughed. (Now that I think about it, though, I’m not sure that that happened at the same time as the scuba diver memory. It may be a different camping trip I’ve combined with Cathedral Pines. Mom? Lisa?

4.  Kids get hurt.  Tell us a time you recall as a kid when you injured yourself.

I got hurt fairly frequently. I had quite the file at the hospital. I think the time I was injured the worst was the time I fell of my bike riding in the parking lot of the Spruce Head post office. I hit my head on the curb. I seem to recall someone riding to my house and getting my parents. The drove me to the hospital. The last thing I remember was heading up “Powerhouse Hill” right before the hospital. Then I remember waking up in the hospital bed. For about that 24 hour period, I have amnesia, so I can only relate to you the stories I heard. I was apparently freaking out in the ER. I didn’t know who my parents were. Dad had to hold my head down while they took x-rays. He always told me there was a film of my head with his hand in front of it. One of my parents told me they didn’t realize how hurt I was until I came to, and when I did, the nurse in the room started crying. Apparently, that made them realize it was serious.

5.  Tell us something you want to do before the snow flies.  If you live in an area that might not get snow then before Christmas will do.

Get the house winterized. Do some leaf peeping. Mow the lawn one last time. Put 100 miles on the scoot.

Friday Fill In #92

1. October is my favorite month.
2. Susan waking from a dream and screaming scares me!
3. Leaves are falling all around, it’s time to read some Ezra Pound.
4. My favorite horror movie is Bram Stoker’s Dracula because it’s pretty true to the original book. (And, it’s not too scary!)
5. My childhood = good memories.
6. It was a dark and stormy night filled with masked pizza delivery boys, and balls of flame shooting from the eyes of giant grasshoppers, who roamed the streets, their screechy legs rubbing together with a “fingers on the chalkboard” sound.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I’m looking forward to getting home from my gig, tomorrow my plans include some rest before my next gig, and Sunday, I want to ride the scoot!

Big Hair Thursday

It started when I came in the office door this morning. Barry was just arriving, and he said something to me and used the word “believin’.” That got me into Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing.” From there, somehow, it quickly morphed into a Big Hair Thursday. We started singing Tesla tunes, and Def Leppard, and Van Halen, and who knows what else. Jim came in, and we were all rockin’ out together. Jim yelled out “Bill, sing another one!” And Barry said “Do ‘Photograph’ by Def Leppard!” So, I launched into it. As I came back around the corner, I found that Jim set me up! There he was, video camera in hand! We had such fun, I declared today as “Big Hair Thursday.” I encouraged the staff to sing/use hair metal song lyrics whenever possible. Gina had her Internet radio turned onto the hair station all day.

I sing Def Leppard in my faux Axel Rose voice
Pete head bangs to Quiet Riot, whilst I “Rock on!”
Barry air guitars to something