Thursday, April 16, 2009

A Woman Of No Importance

First, I have really asked for permission and
been granted it. I've taken this post from
Raph's Ramblings, in which he listed 6 things
or habits of no real importance. So funny and
Which made me think of "A Woman Of No
Importance", by Oscar Wilde, which opened in
London on April 19, 1893. "A Woman Of No Importance",
offering an insignificant list. It does seem right
to have a mannequin represent me.
1. I retain an enormous amount of useless
data. Mostly movie stuff. If anyone needs to
know the most arcane information, I will pull it
forth like a magician pulls a rabbit from a hat.
2. I was almost arrested by the
KGB. I was in Moscow, waiting in line to get
into a book store. People in Moscow stand in
line to buy a book of poetry. Really. I made it
into the shop, was approached by a young man
who tried to sell me rubles, I knew enough to say
absolutely nyet. Set-up!! KBG thugs in black coats
were beginning to surround poor little tourist,
getting ready to pounce, visions of Siberia dancing
in their heads. I smiled, shrugged, waved bye-bye.
They left in limo, I bought a book.

3. The waitresses in the cafe at the Athens Hilton
Hotel were absolutely convinced (by themselves) that
I was Nancy Sinatra. With my two kids in tow,
staying with friends at the hotel for the summer, nothing
I could say would convince them that I wasn't "Old Blue
Eye's" little girl. Every day brought giggles when we
entered the cafe, and they vowed to "keep my secret".
I should have sung for them, then they would have known
the truth.
4. I have to close the blinds at night even though
no one can look in because I'm too high up. You
never know, someone out there could have
binoculars. And it's sort of nice to let the sun shine
in, in the morning, when I want it to!
5. I eat a piece of chocolate every day.
Every day.
6. I have a new blog. Why have I thought
that this is necessary? I don't know. I'm not
doing much about it.
I'll tell you the name:
Minny Blue

I never tag because I don't like to put
anything on anyone. I'd love for anyone who wishes
to play this game to please do so. I think you've
learned a sufficient amount of info about me that's
unimportant! Things go round and round.


Laura Doyle said...

Really quite interesting! Especially the KGB bit. Lines for poetry...when I'm the queen of the world it will be like that everywhere. : D

Tess Kincaid said...

I have a thing for mannequin heads. Love it. Fun and very entertaining insignificant list. I might just have to tag myself with this one. WT has a very strange KGB story, too. ;^)

Lyn said...

Hi Starlene-
I dub you Queen of the World, will hold you to your promise!! Thank you!!

Hi Willow-
Do tag yourself..Oh my, another KGB story..hope to hear about it sometime..Thanks...

Raph G. Neckmann said...

One piece of chocolate every day, Lyn? How very self-disciplined! I have to have either none at all or the whole lot!

Really enjoyed your list!

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
Thanks so much for the list..full of useless stuff, except chocolate, and yes, I rather like one piece at a time!

Jeane Myers said...

oh,I loved these 6 'pretty interesting' things about you! KGB, Nancy Sinatra look alike, chocolate everyday AND a new blog? okay, on my way to check it out - hope it has to do with channel 999! I still covet a channel 999 - my mornings are watching the robins in the backyard and they do the same things everyday - pull very long worms out of the ground!

Lyn said...

I really envy you the robins! And there's no action going on now at 999..
Life's funny looking back!!! Thank you...

Unknown said...

Hi Lyn,

Like Jeane, I don't call KGB and Nancy and a NEW blog UNinteresting!!

I did this one a while back myself, having been tagged along with Raph!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
Will have to go back and check your list..this stuff is fun..and I guess I'll have to re-evaluate

A Cuban In London said...

'Nancy Sinatra-lookalike gets arrested in Moscow for eating too much choclate whilst waiting in a queue to buy a poetry book'

I knew I had seen your face somewhere :-).

Greetings from London.

Lyn said...

Greetings to A Cuban-
Well, I did laugh out loud! Too funny...Let's make a movie!!

Kat Mortensen said...

Nancy Sinatra - cool! You must be a hottie! The best I ever got was one of the Gogos - and that was a friend who said it.
I am the queen of useless data around here and you already know about how I feel about chocolate.


Lyn said...

Hi Kat-
The Nancy thing was bizarre, a hundred years ago! Just stuff, collected like lint!!!

C. Louis Wolfe said...

EXCELLENT blog- I enjoyed looking at it very much. Quite creative.

Lyn said...

Hi C.Louis Wolfe-
How nice of you to stop by.. and thanks for your comments.

FireLight said...

Lyn, this was precious! I would say you were a woman of great eat CHOCOLATE EVERY DAY and outwit the KGB! I may take this meme up soon. When I do, I will send for you!

Lyn said...

Hi FireLight-
How nice you are! Please do try this meme, Im looking forward to it! Thank you...


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