Sunday, January 11, 2009

J TaLKiNG



One of my very favorite bloggers, Jane, from Emptying The Nest turned me on to the Alphabet Super Game. You have to list Ten Favorite Things that start with certain letter-assigned to you by the blog owner. Because Jane is narcissistic nice, she gave me the letter J. Her blog is better than dooce incredibly well written and hysterical, and therefore Jane! is my first Favorite Thing That Starts With a J--here are the other nine in no particular order.

1. JANITORS.
I have deep appreciation for these unsung heros of everyday life. Wouldn't it be great if someone changed the light bulbs when they burned out, emptied the trash regularly, and showed up with a bucket of sawdust every time a child vomited? Thank Goodness for the poor substitute the next best thing: HUSBANDS.

2. JELLY
Without it: millions of people would have to eat their peanut butter plain, and children would have no alternative when their Moms got creative with dinner. Also: diaphrams would not work so well. My Personal Fave: Raspberry with a side of Vasectomy.

3. JESUS and JUDAICA
Most people assume I am Jewish because I make menorahs, and use words like Mensch and Chutzpah in everyday conversations. (For a long time it was also assumed I was Canadian because I used 'eh?' so much-but that was just ear wax.) I love to make Judaica pottery because there is no greater honor than to be a part of someone else's family and spiritual traditions. Plus, I like matzah.

I am actually Christian: a Congregationalist/ Methodist/Protestant of the Church Of Lazy. I have been dunked in the water, I have gone to second base on a Retreat, I have sat in a circle and sung "Jesus is Just Alright With Me." I spent summers at a religious campground that had Christian Rock Bands come perform, and at the end when they asked us to come up to the stage and Be Saved, I went Every Single Time--mostly because I was full of the Holy Spirit, but maybe a little because the lead singer was always So Cute. Big shout out to my peep Hay-zeus.


4. JAMES TAYLOR, JIM CROCE, JACKSON BROWNE
Maybe one of the problems with my exercise regime is that I'm working out to "Fire and Rain."

5. JEWELS
I'm not a big bling bling girl. I was recently given a stamped silver ring that says CREATE. It's gotten filled with clay and other stuff, and now it just says EAT. Combine this with number 4 and we come to an apropos J word: JIGGLE. I will be performing The Dance of The Cellulite nightly at Ceasar's Salad.

6. JACK O LANTERNS
But why are there no Jill O Lanterns? Oh wait: empty head with the contents scooped out. Never Mind.

7. JELLO
I used to love the special pudding glasses my mother had-and how the chocolate pudding would harden in the fridge and how good the skin on top would taste when you first attacked it with a spoon. Now I just hand my child a snack pack. Still Good Stuff.

8. JOISEY SHORE
Even though it's a schlep to get there (see number three regarding my use of Yiddish) we are very blessed to have a place to go to be with family and spend time by the ocean. Please Note: Although it is also a J word, JAWS will not be appearing on this list.

9. JUGGLE
Husband-Kids-Work-Family-Volunteering-Creating-Doing-Dreaming......and an occasional bowling ball. Life would be boring any other way.

If you would like to play: leave a comment that links to you in the section below and I will assign you a letter. I will be accepting checks compliments from those of you who wish to avoid X and Q.

35 comments:

The Kitchen said...

I love it - thanks for the giggles on a cold Sunday morning! You rock!
I'll take a letter, please!

Mama said...

yum! Jello!

PearlsOfSomething said...

I want a letter! It may take me forever to get around to it, but I want one!
I have a mean case of residual laziness.

Jennifer said...

This sounds like fun...count me in! But please don't give me a hard letter. It might make my brain explode.

Lo said...

I want a letter -- and you look lovely today, Lorrie, so please don't give me X or Q. I am old and tired.

Debbie said...

You rocked this letter thing! I wouldn't dare attempt one now. How could anyone compare to your sense of humor?
And how was the Atlanta trip, or did I miss that post?

Rachael said...

You rocked the "J". What fun.

Toss me a letter, please, and I'll save it for a rainy day.

Spatula said...

I'll play!

I have to say, this post cleared up a few things - I was convinced you were Jewish! Eh, not that it matters. I went to a Mennonite high school, even though I am not a Mennonite so much as a... a... crypto-pagan Christian agnostic rationalist. Yeah. That's me.

Fe said...

James Taylor, Jim Croce, Jackson Browne. Awwww. They're huge faves of mine too.

Please please... let me play!! It's so nice to put my hand up for something on your website that doesn't involve airmail to Australia!

Thanks for your kind words lately in my comments. Always appreciated. xox

Tracy said...

I wanna play!

Love #4!

OHN said...

How sad the way my mind works..when I got to the James Taylor part, I drifted off to all the summer concerts of his we have attended, then popped off to thinking about summer, then looked out the window to over a foot of snow, then started thinking about going to the beach....well, I just don't have time for letters. My mind is a busy place.

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

I'd like to buy a vowel. With monopoly money. This is a good way for a semi mindless post. Not that yours was mindless. Ugh, nevermind.

Hi, I'm Amy! said...

All of that rambling was supposed to mean - I'd like to play :)

Miss Thystle said...

I think our next book should be called

"Raspberry with a side of Vasectomy."

Give me a lettah, babee.

KLS said...

I want to make pudding right now....

I wanna play!

TJ said...

LOVE the jil-o-latern bit!

Hippie Hick Chick said...

Love your writing and your pottery! Pretty please, with jelly on top, assign me a letter!

Jane! said...

Wow, I better get my monthly blog-love payment check in the mail today!
You must know that I saved J for you because I knew you would rock it. And you did!
I AM a bit disturbed that you ate the pudding skin. We used to stir it up and hope that it dissolved - yuck.
But - oh, Jim Croce! I actually cried when he died.

Lorrie Veasey said...

Hippie Hick Chick-
No way to email you so hope you will be back to check comments. Your letter is R.

kwr221 said...

I'll take a letter, even though I still haven't done the Sixteen Random Things ABout Me note that's going around Facebook.

And I haven't cooked, cleaned or laundered for days.....

kwr221 said...

But please, no K, either. Thank you.

jenx67 said...

what brilliant little post. Number 3 was not a suprise to me, but I thought you were Mormon b/c of Sarah and Dooce and ??? I don't know why. Were there mentions of friends in Utah? At any rate the Hay Zeus line was very funny.

jenx67 said...

what brilliant little post. Number 3 was not a suprise to me, but I thought you were Mormon b/c of Sarah and Dooce and ??? I don't know why. Were there mentions of friends in Utah? At any rate the Hay Zeus line was very funny.

jenx67 said...

p.s. i couldn't get the link to jane's blog to work

Racie Lover said...

Oh give me a letter, too, please. It can be a tough one, one that no one else wants. A cast-off letter that is rarely used, vastly under appreciated and has deep-seated self esteem issues. A vowel or consonant whose key on my typewriter is in no danger of wearing out. I want to make that lonely letter feel like life is worth living again. Bring it on!

zakary said...

Give me a letter, Mrs. V! I won't even complain. A lot.

kwr221 said...

Oh, Racie is so virtuous. :-)

Maybe she should get the "V".

or the X

Marcie said...

Ooh, ooh, I'll play! I love a fun game.

I'm a new reader and look forward to following you.

Lorrie Veasey said...

Hope I got everyone a letter that requested one: it's been a bit keeeerazy at Chez Veasey. If I missed ya: email me.

rpc said...

I'll take X or Q. Since I don't have a blog I can just assure you that I came up with 10 amazing words, and of course you can accept my word without proof. Just forward those checks to me.

sheila said...

I don't have a blog but I would love to play. And I too will take an unloved letter...because that's how I roll.

soapymomponders said...

How hysterical! I most humbly plead with you for something other than X and/or Q. Your blog is great fun and I enjoy reading it. Your pottery is awesome, too.

lili said...

it's fun to read the letter game but oh, Jane did give me a letter already. And, i did my part. you did well. I love it.

Bailey said...

I there any letters left for a poor needy soul? Love your blog (yes that was a suck up)!

Hippie Hick Chick said...

Got it...THANKS!!