Ask me anything—within reason—and a post from long ago while I get some things sorted

For instance, have you ever had a cosmetic procedure?

Yes, I have had three radio wave facials that are supposed to stimulate collagen generation and tighten the skin. You also will notice I do that middle-aged thing of hiding my incipient jowls with my hand, so it works…up to a point. And, it doesn’t hurt at all and there is no down time or recovery.

Wait! An intrepid friend has come up with some daring questions I simply had to include.

Questions:

What are you wearing?

Have you considered allowing Jesus into your life?

How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?

Have you ever made a plasticine model of Spiro T. Agnew’s head?

What’s your favorite McG film?

What am *I* wearing?

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Answers:

Nike hoodie.

Regarding Jesus, only if he cleans up after himself.

All the woodchucks ate the wood, none actively attempted to toss it, and none upchucked. They could, apparently digest the wood pretty well, and consumed it at a rate of 361.9237001 cubic centimeteres per animals per day (no error bars, and the food deprivation was nuts, 12 days, leading me to think they didn’t REALLY…). They note that, while none of the woodchucks attempted to throw the wood, they probably would have, had they been capable.

via Friday Weird Science: how much wood could a woodchuck chuck… | Neurotic Physiology.

No Spiro, but I have made a Christmas angel out of a detergent bottle and a walnut.

Mc…Who?

*You* are wearing a perfectly tailored jacket and trousers, reminiscent of old Hollywood, why for a second there I thought you were, no it couldn’t be… Mr. Grant? Be still my beating heart…

39 Comments

  1. January 19, 2014
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    Vickie,Very funny.Mine having just woken after a long nights work are.Am I still alive?If I can be proven to be-How might this affect my day?

    • January 19, 2014
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      A conundrum! Hm… Wait and see, and be sure to drink plenty of water while you do 😉 .

      • January 19, 2014

        Vickie,yes I will take your sound advice.My Mother always used to say.If you are not certain whether you are alive or dead make sure at least that you are well hydrated whilst you decide.If you should prove to be dead at least your skin will look better.I always considered my Mother to be a wise woman.

      • January 19, 2014

        Actually I made it up.Thanks however.

      • January 19, 2014

        Well, I’m still going with the sense of immediate kinship I had 😉 .

      • January 19, 2014

        As a matter of fact my other area of writing apart from the supernatural is humour.

      • January 19, 2014

        Ghosts AND giggles. I LIKE IT.

      • January 19, 2014

        Never managed to combine the two however.The humour stuff is consciously written unlike the supernatural stuff that is almost exclusively dream or reverie derived.

  2. January 19, 2014
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    Mr. Edward, just sent you a note… 🙂

  3. Heather in Arles
    January 19, 2014
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    Gosh, let’s see…how often do you lie?

    • Heather in Arles
      January 19, 2014
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      Do you like pickles?

      • Heather in Arles
        January 19, 2014

        Have you ever made out underneath the Hollywood sign?

      • January 19, 2014

        I used to live under it, so I did a lot more than that 😉 .

      • January 19, 2014

        Adore pickles, except for spicy hot tongue searing ones… Like kimchi, or pickled peppers.

    • January 19, 2014
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      Depends on the day, but I’d say I come up with diplomatic lies on a pretty regular basis. So the answer would be: constantly.

  4. George Kaplan
    January 19, 2014
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    How tall are you? *winks*
    If Moses supposes his toesies are roses, what does he “supposes”?!
    Who’s your favorite muppet?
    If I can call upon you to put aside your habitual modesty for a moment, what do you think is the best of your many fine qualities?
    What is the best and the worst thing about living in the Golden State? (I may have gotten California’s nickname wroong there! It was between that and the Sunshine State, I may be wrong with both!)
    What do you think the mister sees as your most endearing habit and which the least? 🙂
    Favorite “guilty pleasure” movie?
    Favorite “comfort” movie?
    Most infuriating film you’ve ever seen?
    Worst thing about modern movie making?
    Favorite painter?
    Favorite food?
    And finally – do you appreciate how wonderful, witty, and warm your work and you are?! (Put the sickbag down!)

    P.S. Jowls, schmowls, middle-aged, schmiddle-aged! You look darn winsome and cute in that picture!

    • January 19, 2014
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      5′ 1″
      Erroneously!
      Two characters: Statler and Waldorf.
      My modesty.
      Best thing…friends and family. Worst thing…smog and drought.
      Most endearing…I laugh at his jokes. Least endearing…answer not forthcoming as it is fraught with peril (he’s a smart man).
      “The Wedding Date”
      “Pillow Talk” or “Trouble in Paradise” (1932)
      I tend not to watch infuriating films all the way through…
      That most of it takes place outside Hollywood.
      Sam Francis/David Hockney/Vermeer
      Salads, mangoes, french fries, toast
      Last question, I leave that to your imagination! Thank you, George!

  5. George Kaplan
    January 19, 2014
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    Great questions, Heather!
    Oh, and Vickie, I love your answers to your “intrepid” and mysterious “friend”. Hilarious!

    • January 19, 2014
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      Thanks to you and Heather for entering into the spirit of the day!

  6. George Kaplan
    January 19, 2014
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    Thank you ever so much for your captivating answers, Ms Vickie.

  7. January 20, 2014
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    Well, at least, by covering the jowl (really, you have a jowl?), we get a glimpse of the special Sparkler. Thank you 🙂

    • January 20, 2014
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      Jowl sound more dramatic than “slightly sagging chin line” 😉 . Damn that gravity!

      • January 20, 2014

        Having jowls myself, I would agree. Which reminds me of the expression “cheek by jowl” and the fact this part of our anatomy has been of interest for a very long time.

  8. January 20, 2014
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    VL, the wife of a couple we know ALWAYS does the hand thing in photos. Formal, casual, standing, sitting, if she sees a camera in her vicinity, up goes the hand.
    My two sisters and I have a nonsurgical way to get the perfect photo. We hang by our hands from monkey bars. It instantly slims the mid-drift, removes batwing arms, and makes us appear young and playful!

    • January 20, 2014
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      I knew a certain lady executive (very old, very esteemed), that for official portraits would place a wooden clothespin at the back of her neck. Non-invasive and worked like a charm. However, I find the monkey bar approach much more glad and giddy. My compliments to you and your sisters!

  9. January 20, 2014
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    Dearest V
    Where did you get that hat? (The one on your portrait / avatar, I mean)…
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • January 20, 2014
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      It might be a Caroline Reboux? Too early for Lilly Daché…

    • January 20, 2014
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      Potatoes on pasta with green beans and walnuts and a little gorgonzola 😉 .

      • January 20, 2014

        Dearest V
        Is that an Irish-Italian dish!?!
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • January 20, 2014

        Dearest V
        Shame.
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

  10. January 20, 2014
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    Have you ever intentionally trodden on someone’s toes?

    • January 20, 2014
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      I used to dance right on top of my papa’s feet. Does that count?

      • January 20, 2014

        Dearest V
        Did Papa mind? I suspect not, in which case not…
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

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