Saturday, August 27, 2005

mememememememememe...its all about me

Boiler plate text: The rules to this meme game: Remove the blog at #1 from the following list and bump every one up one place; add your blog's name in the #5 spot; link to each of the other blogs for the desired cross polination effect.

1. -A-
2. Heather
3. Suzanne
4. Rebecca
5. gkgirl

Next: select new friends to add to the pollen count. (No obligation here, folks. Given my lack of community focused-blogging -- see above -- this is actually the most challenging part of this meme for me! Feel free to ignore if you're not a meme person... just consider this a friendly wave "hello" or something.)

1. cassiopeia
2. michelle
3. jen
4. h8s2clean
5 maggs

Let the game begin.

What 5 things do you miss about your childhood?

1. saturday morning cartoons...sure we still have them but i miss OUR saturday
morning cartoons...the smurfs, captain caveman, jabberjaws, the flintstones hour,
scooby doo and scrappy too, strawberry shortcake, voltron, he-man, she-ra,
the archies, the california raisins, charlie brown and snoopy show, jem...
and how much i loved getting up early and getting my requisite bowl of rice
krispies (all my dad would buy cause they were cheap) and dumping a cup
of sugar on much sugar that you could feel its thickness when you
scraped your spoon on the bottom of the bowl.

2. endless time to play monopoly...i would play with anyone..i loved that game
(and most other board games) dad kept them up on top of the cupboards
and you had to ask before you could play and you had to wash your hands and
make sure the playing surface was completely clean...(heh)
and the thing that really brings me back to playing games
is eating rhubarb straight out of my mom's backyard...
washed not so much so that it would be clean
but so that it would be wet enough for the sugar we dipped it in
to stick to it...

3. my grandmothers house...i wrote a post about it a long time ago
when i realized it had been torn down...
i spent alot of my summers there
and certain hard to describe moments suddenly take me back there...
the sun shining through trees
the smell of hot, black pavement

4. my little hidden hide-away nooks that i used to always refer to as "my offices"
they could be found in many places
such as the opening under the stairs behind the closet
the top of my parents closet
the storage space my dad built for his stuff in the basement...
what they all had in common was that i could fit in the space
with my books and that was about it...

5. my childhood best friend whom i also wrote about recently...
we met when we were very mom was best friends with her mom
and we bought a house in the same country-bumpkin-too-far-for-cable area
we did everything together
and her family did everything with mine...
christmas, easter, camping, beach, hanging out
birthdays, graduations...
the only way i would go on my first date
was if she could come...
i knew her secrets and she knew mine...

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