Sunday, July 16, 2006

You say po-tay-to, and I say po-tah-to...

Stolen from Joke, who swiped from Badger, who nicked it from Karla.
All in the house that Jack built.

1. How old do you wish you were? I am fairly happy being the age I am now.

2. Where were you when 9/11 happened? In the office.
My brother worked in the building across the street from the WTC, and I spent hours watching TV news coverage, crying, and speed-dialing his cell, office, and home numbers. The email I sent immediately upon hearing the news never got to him as his firm’s back-up servers were in the WTC. I finally got the message that he and his fiance were safe, they’d walked home to 14th St before the buildings collapsed, sometime around 2 or 3 pm.

3. What do you do when vending machines steal your money? Curse, kick, repeat. For all the good it does.

4. Do you consider yourself kind? No. I am too impatient to be truly kind.

5. If you had to get a tattoo, where and what would it be?

6. If you could be fluent in any other language what would it be? French. My husband speaks French to the boys, and once they start understanding, responding, I am so toast!

7. Do you know your neighbors? Yes. I love the ones on one side, we do stuff together and cook out and watch each others’ kids; am on a “Hi-how-are-ya?” basis with the rest of the immediate neighbors.

8. What do you consider a vacation? Doing NOTHING but lie on the couch, drink in hand, good book propped on stomach. Maayyybbbeeee walk down to the beach and swim a bit. Ice cream or take-out for dinner.

9. Do you follow your horoscope? No.

10. Would you move for the person you loved? I stayed where I’d moved, for the person I loved, which is even a bigger deal, IMO.

11. Are you touchy feely? Not in the least. My idea of romantic interaction is a punch on the arm and a “Love ya, dude.”

12. Do you believe that opposites attract? H and I are living proof. He IS an extraterrestrial life form, you know.

13. Dream job? Have it.

14. Favorite channels? English.

15. Favorite place to go on a weekend? Nowhere. I like to lie around the house, bum with the boys, and sleep.

16. Showers or Bath? Showers for cleanliness, baths for my soul.

17. Do you paint your nails? Not on purpose. But sometimes the roller slips...

18. Do you trust people easily? I am a very suspicious person.

19. What are your phobias? Spiders. Bugs. Heights – that’ll I’ll leap off whatever tall object I am on.

20. Do you want kids? Got ‘em. Can’t return ‘em.

21. Do you keep a handwritten journal? I live for my computer.

22. Where would you rather be right now? Nowhere. I’ve been dying to work on a blog post all weekend. Time gets shorter and shorter for that. Although the pool later is enticing…

23. What makes you feel warm and safe? Money in the bank. Something baking in the oven.

24. Heavy or light sleep? Sleep? What’s that?

25. Are you paranoid? No. They really are out to get me.

26. Are you impatient? Yes. Therefore not kind. See Number four.

27. Who can you relate to? Just about everybody but those I have to relate to IRL on a daily basis. Except Gina. And L and L and S. Ok, I am not as unrelateable as I thought.

28. How do you feel about interracial couples? Wha? Really? C’mon. Who cares about that sort of stuff? Do they love each other? Well, then…

29. Have you been burned by love? Yep. And still scarred. Ah, my delicate little psyche.

30. What's your life motto? “It’s not brain surgery, people.”

31. What's your main ringtone on your mobile? I switched it to the theme from The Godfather, and will keep it like that for eternity.

32. What were you doing at midnight last night? Returning home from a decadent and elegant wedding. More later….

33. Who was your last text message from? Gina

34. Whose bed did you sleep in last night? Mine

35. What color shirt are you wearing? White

36. Most recent movie you watched? Cars. Ka-chow!

37. Name five things you have on you at all times? Glasses, wedding ring, diamond studs in three holes in upper earlobes, excess weight in my hips, and that itchy patch of eczema on my middle back.

38. What color are your bed sheets? Pale green. Or beige. Or cream. Neutrals.

39. How much cash do you have on you right now? $21.25

40. What is your favorite part of a chicken? The egg.

41. What's your favorite town/city? New Orleans.

42. I can't wait till... I can read in peace.

43. Who got you to join MySpace? Some Internet-trawling pedophile who thought I was thirteen.

44. What did you have for dinner last night? Soup, salad, Virgina spots with potato, shredded zucchini, roasted tomato, and broccoli rabe.

45. How tall are you barefoot? 5'9"

46. Have you ever smoked crack? Only in theory.

47. Do you own a gun? No. I’d hate to be killed with one of my own possessions.

48. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Very strong tea with lots of milk and sugar, and then a nonfat latte.

49. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? I can bake a cherry pie, charming Billy.

50. Do you have A.D.D.? No. In fact, quite the opposite. Which can also be a curse.

51. What time did you wake up today? Just now.

52. Current worry? Never losing this extra weight. Money. Brain tumors.

53. Current hate? This extra weight. The need for money. My mother-in-law. My breast pump.

54. Favorite place to be? Reading in bed.

55. Where would you like to travel? Anywhere, everywhere. I’m up for anywhere. But Australia first, to meet some people.

56. Where do you think you'll be in 10 yrs? No idea. But the ride will be fun.

57. Last thing you ate? A little piece of a Ritter Sport milk chocolate bar with whole hazlenuts

58. What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever the boys have been singing.

59. Last person that made you laugh? H

60. Worst injury you've ever had? I’ve given birth three times. I think that counts.

61. Does someone have a crush on you? Not thatI know of, but I have crushes on a couple people.

62. What is your favorite candy? Chocolate.


Gina said...

The last book you loaned me had a Ritter Sport wrapper for a bookmark. That's some kind of marketing plan those Ritter folks have going.

I had one of the happoest days of my life when I was 17, but I have no desire to be 17 again. I'm liking my 30s.

Gina said...

HAPPIEST days of my life, I mean.

Carolyn said...

#47 was great. You made me laugh.

Lazy cow said...

White shirt? You're about the third mum who'se done this who has said they're wearing white. Don't you drop/spill things on it? Obviously not. That is why I wear black nearly all the time: to hide the stains.
Looking forward to the wedding post.

Surfing Free said...

Oh yes! Come to Australia - we are lots of fun down here :D

The interracial couples and gun questions were a bit odd ... seems like American's are obsessed with whether or not someone has a gun! Yeah, that's a sweeping statement but guns do seem to feature highly in the American psyche. It's always puzzled me.

Ahem, that was totally off the subject. Sorry!

Joke said...

#30 & #42. Thumbs WAY, WAY up.


Sarah Louise said...

Sounds like you had a decent weekend...

and you are, kind of, kind. and I've experienced you patiently wait for coffee...

and I don't think brain tumors are contagious, so just thinking about the mayor isn't going to cause you to have them...

and I have a case of the elipses...

Suse said...

Hooray for #55!!

cityfarmer said...

I've never met anyone who would have answered those so closely to the way I would have.

I was very entertained and amused.

#17 my FAV.
Chat later.
Having a big garage sale this weekend so will be away for a few days.