Friday, November 16, 2007

Twofer Meme

Because I am very sleepy, but trying hard to stay up just a little longer, at least until the end of the CD I am listening to, I thought I would play along with Florinda who posted this meme on her blog, The 3 R's: Reading, 'Riting, and Randomness.
Two names you go by:
1. Susan (At least my postman thinks so. I am always getting her mail.)
2. Tracy (I just got tired of correcting people and so Tracy it is.)

Two things you are wearing right now:
1. My PJs
2. Wet hair

Two of your favorite things to do:
1. Reading, of course. You did not see that one coming, did you?
2. Reading Playing with my animals. There is no better stress reliever--I cannot stay in a bad mood around my sweet cat and lovable dog.

Two things you want very badly at the moment:
1. My bed. I am oh-so tired right now. I have been up since 3:45 a.m. and am ready to crash.
2. A free shopping spree at Borders. Did you really expect any less of me? And yes, even as tired as I am. I would muster a third wind just for that.

Two favorite pets you have had/have:
1. My precious cat who is all curled up in his bed doing exactly what I should be doing right now: sleeping.
2. My ever playful dog who has decided that it is time to play. Right before bedtime, no less.

Two things you ate today:
1. A bowl of cereal. For a little while there I thought I might have chipped my tooth on the granola. It was a false alarm, thank goodness.
2. Del Taco. Terrible, I know, but it is an addiction.

Two people you last talked to:
1. My husband. He is sitting at his computer right behind me. He's really the reason I am still awake. It is not the CD like I tried to convince you. That was just a convenient excuse so he would not feel guilty about keeping me up.
2. My dog. I asked him why he always wedges his bone between my shoulder and the chair. Do you think he's trying to put the bone on my shoulder? That would be a neat trick.

Two things you're doing tomorrow:
1. Sleeping in, I hope. Realistically that probably will not happen. Animals. You know how it is.
2. Spending some much needed time reading. Otherwise I will be one grumpy Literary Feline.

Two longest car rides:
1. From California to New York/Canada.
2. And back again.

Two favorite holidays:
1. My birthday. It used to be a real holiday, but then California decided it was not good enough to be a one. Stupid state legislature.
2. Christmas. I love Christmas music, what else is there to say? It's actually the only holiday I decorate for.

Two favorite beverages:
1. Ice cold water on a hot summer day.
2. Luke warm water on a cold winter day.

I am afraid I cannot take anymore of this wakefulness. I am heading for bed.
(update: so much for sleeping in. It's 5:30 a.m. and my allergies will not play nice this morning. Ugh.)


  1. Oh my, your #1 is so funny because I get called by the wrong name too sometimes. My default name is Debbie! I hope you got to sleep in and have a great weekend!

  2. I know just what you mean about not being able to stay in a bad mood around your pets :)

    Sorry you hear about your allergies... I hope you feel better soon!

  3. Aren't pets the best? They are so able to provide that bit of cheer and comfort after a rough, stressful day. Our kitties don't usually let us sleep in. they want their lovings! :-)

  4. Those are some long car rides! And I thought I'd been on some long ones. From southern California to Montanna is nothing in comparison!

  5. I wish hubby would let me keep a pet... Do you think it's wise to have a cat at home when nobody's at home during the day (at work)?

  6. aimie - I didn't get to sleep in, but I did take a nap. :-) I once had an attorney at work yell at me because I didn't correct her when she called me Tracy. She said I shouldn't let people get away with calling me by someone else's name. I guess, in a way, I figure I'm saving them the embarrassment of calling me by the wrong name. I'm called Tracy less and less now because I no longer work in the same office as the actual Tracy does. Her surname and my maiden name are the same--hence the easy mix up.

    Nymeth - Even when I get mad at them, I can't stay that way for long. And thank you. My allergies haven't been kind lately.

    Debi - Pets are wonderful. I am so grateful for mine. Even when they won't let me sleep in. :-)

    Stefanie - My family made that road trip only twice. My dad's family lives in Pennsylvania and New York and we were visiting them. These days, we fly instead of drive out there. :-) So much faster.

    Alice - Oh, absolutely! My cat is an indoor cat and stays inside all the time (he's not allowed outside unless he's in my arms), including while my husband and I are at work. He's perfectly content and happy. Cats are particularly independent creatures (some more than others). And many people keep their cats indoors. With my cat and the area I live, I wouldn't dare let him roam outside on his own. It's not safe for him.


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