Thursday, October 11, 2007

The Return of Saturn and Marvin G.

Today is the 11-year anniversary of dating Marvin Gardens the second time. We dated in college. Then we broke up. For 10 years. Then 11 years ago today, we saw each other again and we got back together and got married and he dragged me to a teeny tiny town in North Carolina. The end.

I am coming off a three-day migraine, and have not gotten dressed today, much less done anything nice to celebrate our 11-year anniversary of dating the second time, but Marvin got me a card at WalMart and put $5 in it. He wrote, "Go crazy." So wooo! I get to blow five bucks!

Cards are verboten, by the way. Marvin totally broke the rules. But it's only once in a lifetime that you get to celebrate dating the second time.

My beloved blog pal at Fully Operational Battle Station sent me a you-know-we-don't-know-what-the-word-meme-means meme. Somebody recently gave the definition of "meme" in their blog recently, but I have blocked it out already. Anyway, here we go.

Jobs I’ve Had:
1. Making boxes in an old morgue.
The boxes had nothing to do with the morgue, they were boxes that someone was eventually going to put presentation materials in. I think they just rented the morgue because it was there.

2. Bartender at a health food restaurant.
Which always seemed incongruous.

3. Editor of those horoscopes in a tube.
You know those little horoscopes? In the clear plastic tube? They're like a buck and you can buy them at the checkout stand at 7-Eleven or the drug store? Yeah. Edited those.

They did my astrological chart before they hired me. When I quit, they said the reason things were crappy at the office was because the office was in its Saturn return. I said, "Saturn may be returning, but I'm not."

4. Public relations person at a woman's clinic.
No, seriously. I had to PROMOTE gynecological procedures. "Our pregnancy tests are better than theirs!" I mean, what are you supposed to say?

Places I’ve Lived:
1. Saginaw, Michigan
2. Seattle, Washington
3. London, England (Okay, for a summer. But still.)
4. Los Angeles, California

Food I Love:
1. Chocolate-covered strawberries
2. Flautas with guacamole
3. Thai chicken with spinach and peanut sauce from Thai Siam in Seattle
4. Turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes. Oh, with corn.

Websites I Visit:
1. (because I'm deep)
2. (he is the funniest man ever)
3. craigslist (I like to apartment hunt in other countries. Try it!)
4. (I can still dream of spending.)

Places I’d Rather Be:
1. Hanging with Laura Ingalls Wilder in 1890
2. Watching wild gorillas in Africa
3. Go-go dancing at the Whiskey in 1966
4. Dancing in my flapper getup at some illegal gin joint in 1920

Movies I Love:
1. Say Anything
2. It's a Wonderful Life
3. Love, Actually
4. When Harry Met Sally

TV Shows I Watch:
1. Reba
2. The People's Court
3. Reba
4. Commercials before Reba begins (God, I miss cable)

People I Tag:
Oh, listen. If you want to do it, do it. I don't want to force anyone. Like Tee or Our Lady of Perfection. No, sir. Not you guys. Not Kellie. Nope! That'd be wrong. And I would never pick on jtcosby. Absolutely not.


jtcosby said...

Consider it done...oh and you make me giggle ;)

Anonymous said...

Okay, I think its abolutely creepy that you and I want to be a part of the same time periods (Little House to Jazz Age)and we don't even know eah other (unless, of course, we were separated at birth...)


Marvin Gardens said...

No Annie Hall???

girlymama said...

june - you rock!

i've been trying to apartment hunt in other countries (due to a rumor hubby transfer) and could not find anything because i don't speak the language. i never thought of craig's list!! thanks!

Bronwyn said...

oh my word. The horoscope editor job has me laughing out loud. And the women's clinic job, promoting gyn. procedures. What a hoot! You've had an interesting life, and happy (second time round) 11th year dating anniversary.

The Hotfessional said...

Can I come hang with you and Laura?

June Cutoff Cash said...

I think we better make sure it's okay with Almanzo, Hotfesstional.

Anonymous said...

When you come to buy your Beetle back come visit our country homestead and I will give you a taste of the LIW lifestyle. I will come and get you on the horse if it snows as the Beetle won't make it.
Hometown horselady

Linda .. the Aussie one! said...

Awww $5 in a card .. that's cute .. my Nana used to put $2 in a card for birthdays .. I miss that woman.

Happy 11th anniversary of dating .. second time around. I hope your migraine is better.

Kellie said...

Happy anniversary!

Love this Meme, so fun to get to know more aboutcha!


Anonymous said...

"When Harry Met Sally" is not at the top of the list? What's happened? Where is June and what have you done with her? I'm with Marvin, where is Annie Hall on that list? Oh My.

Anonymous said...

I think you should mention that when "When Harry Met Sally" came out, you looked exactly like Meg Ryan did in the movie, hair and all.

Anonymous said...

I prefer the Meg Ryan hairdo in the movie French Kiss-But When Harry met Sally is the best movie

June Cutoff Cash said...

Okay "anonymous" who is certainly not my mother. I looked like Meg Ryan in that movie, had she weighed 30 pounds more and been in a terrible disfiguring accident.

sabrina duncan said...

You left out one of the MOST IMPORTANT JOBS of your LIFE! (Why am I yelling?) It's like poor Smithers doesn't even exist! And have you forgotten the Tasmanian Devil and Quashiorkor?? And Edith Loeb???

Courtney has a lyric for this: in the story of my life you barely get a mention.

Sid Leavitt said...

Dear JCC:

Compliments on your website.

I tried to email you about an entry we're planning to run on about your site, which we very much enjoy. But according to Mailer-Daemon (great name, huh?), it doesn't deliver to If you will email me at, we'd like to send you an advance copy of the entry, not for your approval but for you to tell us if we've made any factual or contextual errors.

The entry is scheduled to be posted on Thursday, Oct. 18.

Best regards.

Sid Leavitt

fully operational battle station said...

Good job June. You done make me proud doin the Meme (this is a strange accent I've pivked up in the last couple minutes).

Happy Anniversary!