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Our Weekend Memoirs: Little Boy White
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Night fell fast. We hurried out of the office. As we got off the lift and into a garden, my kiddo stalled. It was the dark. I started shooting still figures in the water.

A few clicks later, he urged, "one more, Mom." It was my first time to come up close to this part of the garden in twelve years. Fear was of use to me that night. We walked home.



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Sunday Stealing: Meme of Many Odd Questions, Part One
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Today we ripped this meme off a blogger named Kuda Girl of the blog named Kuda Girl's Journal. Kuda Girl explains that she ripped it from two bloggers Slay Me Softly and Dragon Fly Lady. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. It has 65 questions, so we'll do it in parts. Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!

Cheers to all of us thieves!

1. First thing you wash in the shower?
face

2. What color is your favorite hoodie?
aqua blue

3. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
it was my kiddo so a thousand times yes

4. Do you plan outfits?
usually

5. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
full

6. What's the closest thing to you that's red?
my gum

7. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
I was shopping for cacti in a Mandragora greenhouse

8. Did you meet anybody new today?
nope

9. What are you craving right now?
ice cold Pepsi

10. Do you floss?
yes

11. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
patch

12. Are you emotional?
if the subject is worth it

13. Have you ever counted to 1,000?
in denominations of 100

14. Do you bite into your ice cream or just lick it?
I use an ice cream spoon

15. Do you like your hair?
when it's recently been to the saloon

16. Do you like yourself?
most of the time

17. Would you go out to eat with George W. Bush?
if it's on him, why not

18. What are you listening to right now?
the hum of my e-fan

19. Are your parents strict?
Ma is, Pa was my partner in crime (way to go Pap, see you on the other side :D)

20. Would you go sky diving?
maybe

21. Do you like cottage cheese?
I don't dislike it

22. Have you ever met a celebrity?
celebs in the academic world, yes. Scientists are not really dull. And if politicians count, I introduced a governor to a graduating class. We had to talk briefly before either of us faced that packed auditorium.

Comments

Those were cute figurines in the water... The birds looked as if they were real. :)

My Weekend Memoirs is also posted.. you can read that HERE.
Hazel said…
ShutterHappyJen, i hope it's only on pic that the birds looked real... if they suddenly moved while i was shooting i would have had a big scare... lol! that part of the garden was eerie. heading over to your entry now ...:)
AL said…
Wow the garden looks enchanting! Yes looks creepy but a nice subject for night snapshots!
Hazel said…
AL, now I see to it that I'm not the last to leave the office at night... scared chicken me lol
I am Harriet said…
Enjoyed the saloon answer. Works for me.

Have a great Sunday!
http://harrietandfriends.com/2010/07/how-are-you-feeling-right-now/
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ham1299 said…
Great minds think alike so far as counting to 1,000 goes! ;-)

Thanks for visiting Ramblings & More! :-) I'm your newest follower.
Hazel said…
Harriet, saloon visits should be covered somewhere by something...:D

ham1299, i was delighted to see the same answer on your post, and thanks. i'm returning the favor :)
Anonymous said…
Love the photos my friend. I have such a hard time with night shots. :( have a good rest of the weekend :)
Hazel said…
You know me Thom I don't know much about night-time shooting or even daytime; just wanted to keep the memory :D you have a great weekend too.
Ebie said…
Honestly, ever since I was uprooted from Pinas (all those crazy stories about ogres and such) I do not fear the dark anymore. I would be scared of the squeaking door or loose wood floors....

The statue of the cherub or angle playing harp is pretty!

Hehehehe, Haz, I love your "red gum" answer!

Enjoy your week!
Hazel said…
Ate Eb, korek about squeaking doors or loose wood floors. they sound like classic parts of a haunted house hahah pero bitaw di lalim mapiang!

akong gum ra jud nahinumduman nako sa pula hahahaha!
I'd make George pay for dinner, too. Enjoy your Sunday...
Hazel said…
Bud, thanks. Have a great Sunday too.

Anni, easy that was and even not enough if it was currency :D

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