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[title of blog today is my 'theme song' lyrics....]
Erik has packed up his car and is headed back to Houston. He should arrive back to his home in about three hours---

Life around here will get 'normal' again.....


The "What If" Meme

1. You can press a button that will make any one person explode. Who would you blow up?
    Ha! There are so many! I hafta pick just ONE? Impossible! Truly impossible.
2. You can flip a switch that will wipe any band or musical artist out of existence. Which one will it be?
    I'm not good with electrical thingies ---my luck I'd be fried right there, with my finger bones melted to the switch!!
3. Who would you really like to just punch in the face?
    Just one punch? I'd better make it good then, huh? The politicianette put it mildly. Wait....I think I could really use the domino effect here....punch the 1st then she'd fall down and knock down Rush Baby, and behind him would be Mr. B- of FoX Network!! OMGawd....I could go on and on and on with this domino set up....I really could.
4. What is your favorite cheese?
    I can never turn down a slice of very sharp cheddar.
5. You can only have one kind of sandwich. Every sandwich ingredient known to humankind is at your immediate disposal. What kind will you make?
    Piled HIGH!!! with -Garlic Roast Beef...shaved. Red, yellow, and green bell peppers, onions sauteed in butter. Home made crusty hoagie roll...grilled. Generously spread with real mayonaise. And, top it off with oven browned Provolone Cheese. On the side, Au jus!
6. You have the opportunity to sleep with the movie celebrity of your choice. We are talking no-strings-attached sex and it can only happen once. Who is the lucky celebrity of your choice?
    J. D.----no strings attached! Whoa...a life long dream.
7. You have the opportunity to sleep with the music-celebrity of your choice. Who do you pick?
    I've heard so much about Sting's 'staying power' in's gotta be him...just so I can say "Yep, it's true!!"
8. Now that you’ve slept with two different people in a row, you seem to be having an excellent day because you just came across a hundred-dollar bill on the sidewalk. Holy shit, a hundred bucks! How are you gonna spend it?
    Only $100? Why not make it worth my while and make it a grand?! Come on....A measly one hundred gets no where fast these days!!
9. You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
    Probably England!
10. Upon arrival to the aforementioned location, you get off the plane and discover another hundred-dollar bill. Shit! Now that you are in the new location, what are you gonna do?
    Have some fish n chips. And a pint!!
11. An angel appears out of Heaven and offers you a lifetime supply of the alcoholic beverage of your choice. It is…?
    I'm a beer drinker [was, actually no longer since heart meds] ---and I only drink'd hafta be Coors.
12. Rufus appears out of nowhere with a time-traveling phone booth. You can go anytime in the PAST. What time are you traveling to and what are you going to do when you get there?
    You mean there are still things such as phone booths? Hmmmmm. I've always wanted to see what it was like in 16th century Tower....more specifically I'd like to be a Lady in Waiting for Queen Elizabeth I ----I truly don't think dear Henry was as handsome as they say he was...have you seen his paintings? What did women see in the man------if I was there, I'd get my question answered.
13. You discover a beautiful island upon which you may build your own society. You make the rules. What is the first rule you put into place?
    Come through my door? Wipe your feet!!!
14. You have been given the opportunity to create the half-hour TV show of your own design. What is it called and what’s the premise?
    A good variety show like the olden golden days...the name? Hootin' Anni's Hootenanny
15.What is your favorite curse word?
16.One night you wake up because you heard a noise. You turn on the light to find that you are surrounded by MUMMIES. The mummies aren’t really doing anything, they’re just standing around your bed. What do you do?
    Ask 'em if they'd like to use my GPS...'cause they're lost souls.
17. Your house is on fire, holy shit! You have just enough time to run in there and grab ONE inanimate object. Don’t worry, your loved ones and pets have already made it out safely. So what’s the item?
    If I had a piano, it'd be that ---I don't but did. Want one tho, again. Since I don't have a piano any longer, I think it'd be my great grandmother's clock. Can't ever replace that...a piano I can. Did I mention I want a piano again?
18. The Angel of Death has descended upon you. Fortunately, the Angel of Death is pretty cool and in a good mood, and it offers you a half-hour to do whatever you want before you bite it. Whatcha gonna do in that half-hour?
    Make it a closed course, and drive my dream car on the expressway at 100s an Audi!!
19. You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What’s it gonna be?
    Obviously, I'd glow in the dark!! But I didn't say that was my super power of choice tho....I think I'd like to be able to just touch the slot machine [the huge one in MGM Las Vegas...and win each and every blessed time I touched it!! Ya baby, just call me "Queen Midas"...where everything I touch turns to $gold$.
20. You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
    A certain stolen kiss under the high school staircase.
21.You can erase any horrible experience from your past. What will it be?
    Receiving a call from a long time friend telling us our daughter was put in a safehouse with her boys...away from an abusive husband!!
22. You got kicked out of the country for being a time-traveling heathen who sleeps with celebrities and has super-powers. But check out this cool shit… you can move to anywhere else in the world! Bitchin’! What country are you going to live in now?
    To live permanently ---what no half hour limit this time? You've got to be kiddin' me!! Guess it'd hafta be Ireland. I hear there's no snakes there.
23. This question still counts, even for those of you who are under age. Check it out. You have been eternally banned from every single bar in the world except for ONE. Which one is it gonna be?
    I'd open my own bar...near the top of the Empire State Building's Observatory floor----Come one, come all!!!
24. Hopefully you didn’t mention this in the super-powers question…. If you did, then we’ll just expand on that. Check it out… Suddenly, you have gained the ability to FLOAT!!! Whose house are you going to float to first, and be like “Dude, check it out…I can FLOAT!”?
    Does this mean I'm just a blow up kinda creature now....a cheap date, if you ask me!!
25. The constant absorption of magical moonbeams mixed with the radioactive vegetables you consumed earlier has given you the ability to resurrect the dead famous-person of your choice. So which celebrity will you bring back to life?
    John Wilkes Booth...not that he's a interview him and write his biography!!!
26. The Celestial Gates of Beyond have opened, much to your surprise because you didn’t think such a thing existed. Death appears. As it turns out, Death is actually a pretty cool entity, and happens to be in a fantastic mood. Death offers to return the friend/family-member/person, etc. of your choice to the living world. Who will you bring back?
    Remember that secret kiss below the staircase? ---you guessed it!!
27. What’s your theme song?
    That's Easy....John Denver's Anni[e]'s Song!!

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1. 365 :: days in a year
2. Tombstone :: Arizona
3. Dumb :: Dumber, Dumbest
4. Intrusive :: meddler
5. Fat :: cells [I collect them!]
6. Axe :: Axel Foley [Beverly Hills Cop]
7. Planned :: Parenthood
8. Spike :: Lee
9. Bleach :: Clorox
10. Shopkeeper :: Store owner

POSTED: Sunday, January 3rd, 2010
5:50 A.M.


  1. Gosh, love the What IF Meme --

    For the first few numbers, I have a lot of people I want to explode and to punch, topping the list are my annoying neighbors right now!

    And I think I will sleep with Pierce Brosnan and well maybe Bon Jovi. (I can't think of anyone right now!)

    I'm good with TLC sandwich. And I agree with you that $100 is not much anymore, probably I'd buy myself a pair of shoes. For the drinks, I love beer too but I can afford that so I guess I'll go for champagne, just because! LOL

    And I love your #27 answer, love that song too. Mine has to be She's Always A Woman To Me. *wink*

    Our #3 mutterings has some similarities!

    Happy Sunday to you!

  2. Hey!

    I really like your answers. Thank you for the heads up on the dead link.

    I have added you to my blog roll.

    Take care X

  3. Missed you last week Anni! Great answers - what a sandwich!!

  4. Cool and humorous post, I loved it!

  5. oh yummmmmm, can i have a sandwich pleeeeez???

  6. Anni,

    Loved all your answers and also your Unconscious Mutterings. I can understand you wanting to ressurect the person with whom you stole the kiss under the stairway. For me, it would be a hard choice between several first husband, Dad and Grandma. I'd really have to think about it before making my choice.

    I have photos up today of the US Botanical Gardens. Come over and enjoy.


  7. Anonymous1/03/2010

    Hmmm so a big John Denver fan...who'd a thunk LOL. I'm so with ya on 15 and I'll be right over to your new bar once I FLOAT there LOL. Your mutterings are wonderful as usual. Fat Cells is the bomb. Have a wonderful week ahead my friend :)

  8. Well, that was sure different!
    Now, I'll be singing that song all day long.
    Have a blessed Sunday, Anni
    Mama Bear

  9. Anonymous1/03/2010

    Love your page header Anni! I just had to giggle at some of your answers above, you're a HOOT for sure!

    I hope this new year brings you peace and an abundance of love, Anni. Hugs from the heart :)

  10. Lovely
    And... I love taht England so much TOO!

  11. Anonymous1/03/2010

    Your answers are hilarious, loved the politicanette, may I borrow that term?

  12. wow John Wilkes Booth that is interesting but would be great to hear his side of the story

  13. shopannies Yes! Yes...that's the very reason I've always wanted to be able to go back in time and interview get HIS side of the story.

  14. When you get ready to go to Vegas, let me know because I am going to sit beside you, hold you hand and then touch my own machine so that I can share the wealth:)

  15. Loved the mummies response! You are a riot...

  16. Hi Anni.
    I think you and I are up for another punchfest!

    Join us for Monday Mayhem

  17. Happy New Year! hope to visit with you in 2010.


  18. Love John Denver's Annie's Song, and I like your artwork too.

  19. Well those were quite unusual questions! lol As always, you had me giggling at some of your answers. So lovely to find out you sleep around with celebrities and can float like a blow up doll! LOL Hmmmm...I hadn't heard that about Sting, now you have me curious! hehe Interesting to learn that you and I use the same curse word! lol xoxo

  20. Totally giggling about Sting and his tantric sex. I may need to go change my answer. LOL

  21. Funny, I call her the idiot housewife, but then that's derogatory to housewives. B : )

  22. Hey Anni, welcome back. Happy New Year. I'll help you with #3. Then when that's done #4, extra sharp -- with wine (you can have all of your beer!)

  23. You seem like such fun, love your answers! Esp # 3 :D Hope you're having a good week!