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The folks at Sunday Stealing rip off a meme from another blogger each Sunday. They give full credit and a link back to that author’s site, of course — and invite everyone to play along.

This week, “The Seven Layer Meme” comes from Professional Mirror, Ph.D., but has also been posted at Life of a Fool.

The Seven Layer Meme

Layer 1: Tell us your . . .

  • Name: JHS
  • Birthday (month, day): December 21
  • Birthplace: South Dakota
  • Current location: California
  • Eye color: Very dark brown
  • Hair color: Brown with blond highlights
  • Height: 5’7″
  • Righty or lefty: Righty
  • Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Layer 2: What’s . . .

  • Your heritage: Norwegian
  • The shoes you wore today: None yet.
  • Your weakness: White mochas
  • Your fears: I have only one fear — blindness.
  • Your perfect pizza: Canadian bacon, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms.
  • Goals you’d like to achieve: Studying flute for a week in Switzerland with Sir James Galway.
  • Your first waking thoughts: Thankfulness that I can see.
  • Your best physical feature: My smile
  • Your most missed memory: Watching my parents’ interactions with my children — those were the moments when my parents were truly happy and content.

Layer 3: Do you . . .

  • Smoke: Nope
  • Cuss: Routinely
  • Sing: Regularly
  • Do you think you’ve been in love: Definitely
  • Did you go to college: All the way
  • Liked high school: Yes
  • Want to get/ stay married: I would never marry again.
  • Believe in yourself: If I don’t, nobody else will.
  • Think you’re attractive: If I don’t, nobody else will.
  • Think you’re a health freak: Conscious, yes; “freak,” no.
  • Get along with your parent(s): They’re both dead.
  • Like thunderstorms: If I am at home.
  • Play an instrument: Keyboards, flute, piccolo, acoustic guitar. I used to play clarinet and have been thinking about taking it up again.

Layer 4: In the past month have you . . .

  • Drank alcohol: Yes
  • Smoked: No
  • Done a drug: Legal only
  • Made out: That would be T.M.I. (too much information).
  • Gone on a date: Yes, with the hubby.
  • Gone to the mall: Only for the purpose of accessing the movie theater in San Diego where I saw “W.” I haven’t shopped in a mall for well over a decade. In fact, it’s probably been closer to two decades.
  • Eaten an entire box of Oreos: No — I never eat Oreos.
  • Eaten sushi: No — I never eat sushi.
  • Been on stage: Yes
  • Been dumped: Not that I’m aware of, but I haven’t seen BigBob yet today — he was already gone when I woke up — so I guess it’s a possibility! 🙂
  • Gone skating: No
  • Gone skinny dipping: None of your business.
  • Stolen Anything: Of course not.

Layer 5: Have you ever . . .

  • Played a game that required removal of clothing: T.M.I.
  • Been trashed or extremely intoxicated: T.M.I.
  • Been caught “doing something:” T.M.I.
  • Been called a tease: Not that I’m aware of.
  • Gotten beaten up: No
  • Shoplifted: Like every little kid, I tried it when I was in about the second grade. I distinctly remember sneaking a pink plastic purse for my Barbie doll into my pocket. I still have the doll, as well as all of her clothing and accessories. I felt so horrible afterward that I never even put it into Barbie’s hand. To this day, when I look at that little purse, I remember the day I took it and still feel bad about it.

Layer 6:

  • Age you did get / hope to be married: 24 and 28
  • Numbers and names of children (either you have or want): #1Son is 21 years old and Mattie-Boo is 17.
  • Describe your dream mate: Tall, dark, handsome, always on “date behavior” because he lives in his own home and only visits mine on the weekends. Thus, my house is always neat, clean, and tidy.
  • How do you want to die: In my bed in this house.
  • What did you want to be when you grow up: Rich and famous.
  • What country would you most like to visit: Norway

Layer 7: Now tell . . .

  • Name a drug you’ve taken illegally: Has the author of this meme never heard of the Fifth Amendment? Fortunately, I have.
  • Name a person you could trust with my life: Clint Ritchie
  • Name a favorite CD that you own: There are so many, but two of my all-time favorites are Netherlands by the late, great Dan Fogelberg and Late for the Sky by Jackson Browne. If there is such a thing as a “soundtrack” to one’s life, those two albums would be the closest, with cuts from Running on Empty and a lot of flute classics thrown in.
  • Number of piercings: 8
  • Number of tattoos: None yet. I keep threatening, but always chicken out.
  • Number of times my name has appeared in the newspaper: Countless because articles get syndicated and end up in all sorts of publications.
  • Name a past experience that you regret: I don’t believe in regret which is not to say that I wouldn’t have made numerous different choices if I had known then what I know now. But regret is a completely useless and pointless emotion because you can’t change the past. My days are already short on hours . . . I don’t have any time to waste sitting around regretting what is finished.


  1. Love your blog design, and your pizza recipe! Have a great week 🙂

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  2. Piccolo, huh? Pretty cool.

    Why yes, I am totally a Morelli girl!! I wouldn’t have left the cave either. However, I’d rather have Morelli trying to convince me to get married then try to convince Ranger to… to… huh… swoon. I’M IN LOVE WITH BOTH OF THEM.

    But Joe has my heart.

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  3. Shannon H.

    Interesting answers. Love your blog look.

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  4. Gosh, it is so hard to choose between Morelli and Ranger. I think Morelli offers stability and Ranger offers mystery.

    I was fortunate to be able to meet Steven Van Zandt and Joe Gannascoli..he was SO sweet…when he signed my picture I asked him to put Johnny Cakes on it and he did. LOL!

  5. One of my favorite albums is Cosmos Factory by Creedence Clearwater Revival. Now THAT’s dating me a bit but I still look good! 🙂

    Oh, and no tattoos here…although I have considered it in the past.

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