Be prepared for some spring cleaning on my blog! I was just notified that my “theme” (background) will no longer be available beginning at noon next Monday.

On the plus side, Harvard is going to offer hundreds of other options. Even better, it’s going to provide for widgets in the tool bar on the right. That will mean I can have my photo gallery show randoms slides of photos which should keep my (few) readers entertained.

I suspect this news is not going to upset anybody but Lise, who hates change. I recall her being upset the last time I had to change backgrounds. Don’t worry, Lise. I’ll do my best to find a pleasant background – just for you.

Actually, I may test a few backgrounds out. In fact, by the time you read this I very well may have implemented a new theme. But enough of the housekeeping. Here’s a meme stolen from Karyn (Vexed in the City):

Thirty-Nine Things About Yourself

1 – What is your natural hair color? Currently light brown, I’d guess. I was platinum blond as a kid, though (naturally). I’ve never dyed it.

2 – Where is your default picture taken? Well, I don’t have one on here since the blog server wasn’t set up for them. But I have various ones on various sites.

3 – What’s your middle name? ummmm…next.

4 – Your current relationship status? Seeing somebody special, not yet cohabitating.

5 – Does your crush like you back? That’s a tough one. Randy (the boyfriend) can’t be my crush since it’s considered a “relationship”. I’ve got dozens of other crushes, though. I think it’s healthy.

6 – What is your current mood? Um, fine.

7 – What color underwear are you wearing? Kind of lime green (like key lime pie) with brown piping. I got them in Montreal. They’re more fun than they sound. Perhaps I should post a picture. he he

8 – What makes you happy? Many things. Brownies, chocolate chip cookies, cool autumn days, Cauliflower and broccoli. Hmm, food seems to be a frequent mention, huh?

9 – There is no nine, apparently. Karyn forgot it in her blog and that’s where I’m stealing this from. So, how’s this…I’ll answer any of your questions. Just write one in my comment box.

10 – If you could go back in time and change something, what would you change? Easy: I’d have bought this charming brand-new condo in the North End back in 2005. It was just a few months after Matt and I broke up and I had just signed a lease. I was afraid to break the lease and commit to a mortgage so shortly after being single for the first time in my life. The price would have been a stretch then, but if I had bought it, I could have comortably afforded it now. Damn – thanks for reminding me.

11 – If you must be an animal for one day, what would you be? I’ve never thought about it. An otter? They’re cute and just float about all day. Besides, I’m told I am one (in the gay world: thin(ish) and hairy).

12 – Ever had a near death experience? Probably not…just some car accidents (as passenger) and near accidents.

13 – Something you do a lot? eat

14 – The song stuck in your head? Today, White Rabbit.

15 – Who did you copy this from? Karyn (Vexed in the City)

16 – Name someone with the same birthday as you. Bob Dylan, Tommy Chong, Roseanne Cash, Priscilla Presley, Patty LaBelle. Hmm – I guess that’s many someone’s.

17 – When was the last time you cried? September 2005, when my niece died.

18 – Have you ever sung in front of a large audience? Yes, elementary school chorus and 6th grade play.

19 – If you could have one super power, what would it be? The ability to changes somebody’s mind or beliefs.

20 – What’s teh fisrt thing you notice about the opposite sex? Um, nothing. Personality?

21 – What do you usually order from Starbucks? Nothing – don’t go there.

22 – What is your biggest secret? I like to steal.

23 – Favorite colors? black, forest green, mustard,dark, dark red.

24 – When was the last time I lied? See number 22.

25 – Do you still watch kiddy movies or tv-shows? I don’t like children, why would I watch their entertainment?

26 – What are you eating or drinking at the moment? I just had some yogurt…and water.

27 – Do you speak other languages? Well, I took 4.5 years of Spanish between 8th and 12th grades. And I took 1.5 years of French. The best I can do in both is ask how you’re doing, tell you my name, and order food. I also know the American Sign Language alphabet.

28 – What’s your favorite scent? cucumber and/or melon

29 – If you could describe your life in one word, what would it be? Improving.

30 – When was the last time you gave/received a hug? Sunday, to/from my friend, Jason.

31 – Have you ever kissed in the rain? WTF kind of question is that? But, yeah…didn’t make it any more romantic, though. Just made it more damp and uncomfortable.

32 – What are you thinking about right now? How lame that last question was.

33 – What should you be doing? work.

34 – What was the last thing that made you upset/angry? The heat…I’m ready for autumn.

35 – How often do you pray? What’s that?

36 – Do you like working in the yard? No. I don’t have a yard for a reason.

37 – If you could have any last name in the world, what would you want? No clue. What’s wrong with my current one?

38 – Do you act differently around your crush? Back to this crush thing again? oy vey. I guess I’m flirtier around my crushes…but I flirt with everybody.

39 – Name one song that reminds you of an ex. Sara, by Fleetwood Mac.

OK, so ask me some questions to make up for the missing Question #9!


  1. Comment by Lise on June 19, 2007 3:55 pm

    Hey, when I like something I don’t want to change it – it that wrong??? 😉 But thanks for easing my transition. This looks nice – it’s very purty. See, I can deal… BTW, I had white plantinum blonde hair also, until I was 3 & it turned honey blonde. We should compare kid pics. And you don’t want me to answer the underwear question – but lime green?? hmmm. Here’s my question: Why is food so important to you?

  2. Comment by Melody on June 20, 2007 6:19 pm

    Karl can I tell everyone your middle name?

  3. Comment by Karyn on June 21, 2007 7:29 am

    I want to know why you won’t tell people your middle name. Ahem.

    (And I want mad props for not blurting it out right here right now, btw.) 😉

    I like the new look.

  4. Comment by snarl on June 21, 2007 9:57 am

    OK now, Melody and Karyn…you’ve both been my friends for more than 20 years. Let’s maintain that friendship and not discuss middle names, please!

  5. Comment by Randy on June 21, 2007 11:15 pm

    Whats wrong with middle names Karl B. Coleman?
    Come on you make fun of my given Middle name all the time. Does that mean I can hit you back with yours?
    Oh and by the way if anyone reads this I changed my name. I added a second last name and hell even a new middle name but kept my old one. New initials are RNRBD!

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