Wednesday, January 18, 2006

January 18: Last of this and that

Was one of my goals for the New Year to blog more often? I can't remember or maybe I am trying to -- conveniently -- not remember.

But something happened - I got tagged. So, now I have no choice but to blog today.

AW Monday Meme : I was tagged by:

Dawno picked up a meme at Halspacejock’s site for this week’s jogging of our brains. Here it is.

Last Live Music Show Seen: CCR Revisited - February 2005. It was great. I love Creedence Clearwater Revival music. Proud Mary, Susie Q, Down on the Corner -- to name just a few. I had fun. It was a good show.

Last CD Purchased: Garth Brooks "The Limited Series" six-disc boxed - Christmas 2005

Last Thing Cooked: Chili Verde and Mexican rice and beans for the family. And I didn't even taste it. I heard it was delicious. I'm coming up to my 30th reunion and am on a diet involving tuna, steamed rice, vegetables or salad. And I've done great on it. I ate that while everyone else had the chili verde. I was so proud of myself. And I've lost six pounds this week.

Last New Thing Eaten: nothing new and not much lately - have been on tuna for two weeks. (though I do get to eat a treat now and then. Yesterday I had a coconut pattie - delicious!)

Last Thing Bought: A beautiful heirloom-quality chenille bedspread. I LOVE it. There is this little thrift store in town called "Rescued Treasures" and I like to browse in there every now and then. I saw it and grabbed it! It is in excellent condition. was only $10.00 I could not believe my eyes! I took it to be cleaned and it now graces my antique wrought-iron bed.

Last Gift Received: The book: "Make a Real Living as a Freelance Writer" by Jenna Glatzer. It was supposed to have been a Christmas present but it arrived late. I love it!

Last Piece of Clothing Bought or Received as a Gift: Five very nice sweaters from one of my favorite stores at the mall. I rarely shop there, only on special occasions. Unfortunately, going out of business so everything was 70-80 percent off.

Last Embarrassing Experience: I like to sing in my car. I was really going at it, holding up my cellphone and pretending that the antenna to it was my microphone, when I glanced over and the car next to me was watching and the people inside laughing at me.

Last Totally New Experience: Sadly, I can not think of anything. That means I need to get out there and try something totally new!

Last Foreign Country Visited, if any: I've been to Canada, Mexico and through Europe but the last foreign trip was to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. I loved the cobblestone streets and especially Yelapa.

Last Big Achievement: Writing. Having my story accepted for the anthology "Stories of Strength" -- which really motivated me -- I've been working on a novel and I've submitted five magazine queries this month - I'm very proud of that.

For this meme I'll tag: I'm tagging Frank and, if she is still around, Lady of Prose (If you are reading this: I have not been able to get on your blog site today)


  1. Thanks for doing the Monday Meme! It's so much fun to learn new things about folks.

  2. Okay. I succumbed. ;)

  3. Thanks for doing the Monday Meme, Esther. It is fun to read about our friends in cyberspace. Great list!

  4. thanks, Dawno, Frank and Joanne. Yes, I love learning about my friends in cyberspace too. :)Gotta go catch up on some of your memes now. :)