I had to use two pictures, because I couldn’t decide which to use, so I’m breakin’ the rules. Breakin’ ’em! Both pictures are from Maine. From August 1, the theme is “Adornment”: My engagement ring and wedding band. The picture didn’t come out that well, because the camera refused to focus on the diamond and I couldn’t get it to do so, damnit. In any case, this is the only jewelry I wear, most days. If we’re going out to dinner, I’ll occasionally put on a pair of earrings, but that’s about it. From July 25, the theme is “Home”: Another two pictures I couldn’t decide between. The first, a shot of Fred’s shoulder, because my face fits there perfectly, and when my face is resting on his shoulder and he’s hugging me, I feel perfectly at home. Stop making those gagging noises. The other, a picture of the beach in Maine. ‘Nuff said. 1. Do you have a car? If so, what kind of car is it? We have two cars, both of them ’97 Jeep Grand Cherokees, although Fred’s is nicer on the inside than mine, and also has a sunroof. 2. Do you drive very often? Probably 3 – 5 days a week I have errands to run. They’re usually in the area, though, and don’t require driving for very long. If I go somewhere with Fred, he usually drives. 3. What’s your dream car? A Mazda Miata, yellow. But given the price, I’m more likely to get my second choice, a yellow VW Beetle. 4. Have you ever received a ticket? Yes, a couple of years ago. I don’t remember how fast I was going, but I do remember that I stammered out a dumb-ass excuse and also wasn’t wearing my seatbelt. 5. Have you ever been in an accident? I’ve been in a couple of fender-benders, the most recent one at the beginning of June. Oh! Wait, I had completely forgotten. Several years ago when I was living in Rhode Island, before I met Fred, and while I was driving a Ford Tempo, I was backing out of a space in a parking lot and crashed into a guy driving a Jeep. There was only a dent on my trunk, but I crushed in the side of his Jeep. Since I didn’t have insurance at the time (and it was required to have insurance by Rhode Island law), I followed him to the nearby Jeep dealership and paid cash to have his Jeep repaired (we had, the day before, gotten our tax refund). August 2: 1. What is your lineage? Where are your ancestors from? I’m a total mutt, and have in my lineage: 1/8 Scottish, 1/8 Cherokee, and various parts French, English, and German. 2. Of those countries, which would you most like to visit? Scotland, definitely. 3. Which would you least like to visit? Why? France, because I’m a-scared of the French. They’d take one look at me, turn up their noses, say something cruel and cutting, and I’d be a sobbing mess on the floor. 4. Do you do anything during the year to celebrate or recognize your heritage? Nope. We always have corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, but I’m not Irish. 5. Who were the first ancestors to move to your present country (parents, grandparents, etc)? Not a clue. Which is sad, because my paternal grandfather did some serious research of his roots and I have a book somewhere of my ancestry traced back ten zillion years. Of course, my great-great grandmother was Cherokee, so I would guess that that part of the family was here long before any of you damn land-stealers were on the scene. Get off my land! For some reason, that made me think of Fat Bastard bellowing “Get in mah belly!”]]>