Meet Me on Monday #36

February 27, 2011

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It’s continuing! Yay! Let’s cut to the quick:

 

Questions:

1. What are you wearing right now?
My usual: knit pants, a t-shirt, and a flannel shirt on top. My hair is loose (almost waist-long). I’m still wearing my makeup from this morning.

2. Do you have freckles?
Nope. Never wanted them after reading “Freckle Juice.” My skin is dark, unusually so. Well, as I’ve aged, I look lighter. But when I was a child, I was very dark; I looked almost Eastern Indian. My mom is very fair and my dad wasn’t very dark. I was outright swarthy. I never knew which side it came from until years and years later when I met my dad and my half brothers (my parents divorced when I was young and so I never knew him til I was an adult). My two half brothers were DARK, they looked like pirates! SO I guess that’s where I got it from. All that to say I don’t have freckles, lol.

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I'm the swarthy little tomboy in the first row, center.

 

3. What is your favorite Lifesaver flavor?
Probably Wint-O-Green. You know, when I was in elementary school, I bought a package of Life Savers (they were 10 cents– a fortune for an 8 year old!) and some of the candies were mangled inside. I wrote to the company, and they sent me TWO boxes of 12 Life Savers packages to make up for my loss! OMG! I was so amazed that I schemed to write the Tootsie Roll corporation, the Mars candy corporation…. I wonder if it was my childish handwriting that gave it away. I never got any more candy compensation. lol

4. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
Um. Wow. That’s going WAY back. I think it was “Communion.” My brother was working at a movie theatre and got us in for free, and we thought the film was about religion or something. Nope. It was this horribly creepy movie about alien abduction. I couldn’t endure it. I walked out. HORRIBLE! Before then, the last movie I’d seen was probably “Casablanca” at a special screening in New York City. There was some movie house off of Broadway called The Regent and they played old movies. It was VERY cool to see old movies on the big screen.

5. Would you rather live without tv or without music?
Well, I do not watch TV, so I guess that’s that. I do like my movies– documentaries and historical movies (like “The Patriot” and “Ben Hur” and “Bridge on the River Kwai” and etc). I’m not terribly hooked on music anymore (sheesh, I used to work in radio, too! Who’da thunk?) but I love Hillsong and couldn’t be without their music on occasion.

These questions were fun, as always! Thanks, Java, for continuing the meme. I have fun visiting everyone’s posts.

Have a great Monday, everyone!

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18 Responses to “Meet Me on Monday #36”

  1. Java Says:

    And thank you for playing Rebecca!!! I didn’t know you had long hair!!

  2. angie Says:

    almost answered the flavor with a mint but then thought about butterscotch that our grandma used to have all the time

  3. Bev Says:

    I thought I didn’t go to the theater much, but now there’s two of you who have me beat. I’m definitely a do without TV person too. (I already do.)

    Glad to meet up with you on Monday!

    Here’s the rest of my answers: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/02/meet-me-on-monday-36.html

  4. Helen Says:

    It’s always worth complaining, it is amazing what you can get if you do it properly šŸ˜€
    Helen x

  5. SenoraG Says:

    Nice to meet another wintergreen lover! OMG, I love Ben-Hur as does my mother. We just watched it the other day! Thanks for sharing your answers, have a great week.

  6. Jo-anne Says:

    I’ve never heard of wint-o-green before. I bet when you got all of those lifesavers you were one extremely happy child! Its glad to see that the cared about their younger consumers.

  7. Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" Says:

    I’m wearing a yellow polo shirt with brown slacks to brighten my mood on this stormy morning. No freckles but some moles, can’t remember the last movie we saw at a theater–might have been “American Girl.” I don’t care for life savers and like music in my life but if I had to choose between music or TV, I’d pick TV.

  8. blueyes Says:

    Come on, not one single itty bitty freckle anywhere?

  9. Beverly @ The Buzz Says:

    Your story about the Lifesavers is priceless. Wonder if that’d work for Milky Ways…

  10. Becky Willis Says:

    I too loved the life-saver story. Once I wrote Perry’s because their Panda Paws ice cream that is supposed to have peanutbutter cups in it were filled with raspberry. But they just sent me 2 coupons…and I was like hmmm what if I buy more and it is still from the same batch! You really made out great.

    Happy Monday…and I also enjoyed the school pic!

    http://www.whatutalkingboutwillis.info

  11. Carole Says:

    I was relieved to see that you know that Wint-o-green is hands down, and most obviously THE best lifesaver flavor. And did you ever chomp on them in the dark and see the sparks/glow they give off (only the wint-o-green flavor works for this)? I can remember thinking it was a wonderful excuse to turn the lights off with my boyfriend, tee hee!

  12. Alicia C. Says:

    Wow – we have a lot in common! My hair has officially hit “waist-length”, I was a tom boy (my dad even sent me to etiquette classes when I was 10 to teach me how to be a girl – hated it!), I once wrote to Kellogg’s with a suggestion for changing Froot Loops and received a box with four boxes of cereal in it. I was lucky enough to get to see Casablanca at the Fox Theater in Detroit – all of the ushers were dressed in Fezes ( how do you pluralize “fez’ ?!)

  13. kimert Says:

    I hate when the Lifesavers are all mangled in the roll! Sweet that they sent you so many replacements!

  14. Jules Says:

    Oh man, I forgot all about the Wintogreen lifesavers! Can I change my answer now?

  15. Rebecca Says:

    Hi, Java! Thanks for your comment. Yep, my hair is very long. After I had my second child, it was all the way down my back. I’d gotten a perm so my hair was thick and luxurious and SO gorgeous! Unfortunately, it’s thinned out a bit and has lost its nice waves. But I’m working on improving it.

  16. Sherree Says:

    I had completely forgot about the story “Freckle Juice” I remember reading it to my 5th grade class. They loved it. Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

  17. Susan Says:

    The (school class)photo is too cute!!!

  18. bingkaycoy Says:

    Rebecca dear, it’s great to know you more. Your school photo is such a classic.