Saturday, February 11, 2006

A Different Meme

This one tags anyone who reads all the way to the bottom of it, so in the true spirit of Meme-ing, here's my replies:

1.Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4:
Well, the nearest book to me is the Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language. It's a tome, to say the least. Line 4 on page 18 is the last portion of the definition of "acoustooptics" -- tic, a-cous' to-op'ti-cal, adj. --a-cous'to-op-ti-cal-ly, adv. (The definition, by the way is "the science and technology of the itneractions between sound waves and light waves passing through material media, esp. as applied to the modulation and deflection of laser beams by ultrasonic waves. Aren't you glad you know that now? What a conversation starter!)

. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can and see what you touch: The Swingline stapler or the caller ID unit.

3.What is the last thing you watched on TV? The opening ceremonies of the XX Winter Olympics last night.

4.Without looking, guess what time it is: 10 am.

5.Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? 10:09 am.

6.With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? That's it. The house is quiet and it's quiet outside.

7.When did you last step outside? What were you doing? I was outside less than 1 hr. ago. I was giving my pal Sly a lift to work.

8.Before you started this survey, what did you look at? The blog where this meme originated (The Schell Cafe).

9.What are you wearing? It's chilly, so I'm wearing my flannel-lined pants and a few layers on top. And I'm still a bit chilly.

10.Did you dream last night? Yes.

11. When did you last laugh? Earlier this morning.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in? Right in front of me is a wall calendar, a photo of John and me, a really pretty dried flower "Debra" sign Dawn made a few years ago, a poster from the Penta New York International Sabre Tournament from March 1989 (I was a timekeeper), little works of art, a photo collage that John made from our trip to Ecuador, and a Shaker mirror that used to be in the kitchen bathroom in Dawn's Dad's old house in Montclair.

13. Seen anything weird lately? Well, one woman's weird is another's normal. So, no.

14. What do you think of this quiz? It's not the most interesting meme, but it's different than the ones making the rounds.

15. What is the last film you saw? The Chronicles of Narnia.

16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? Wow! Is that ever a big list! I'd definitely buy John the Airstream he wants and a good hybrid truck to haul it around. The "real" house with everything we'd want is definitely near the top of the list. And, a hybrid or hydrogen car for me and a Shelby Cobra for fun. A Mr. Peabody dog. Then, all the cool cooking gadgets -- the bread maker, the Le Crueset wok, the 14 in All-Clad frying pan, a really small panini press, and a chocolate tempering machine. That's enough of the list for now.

17. Tell me something about you that I don't know. I'm not sure what you know and what you don't. It's a tricky question. However, if you are a visitor and not a friend or family member, something you wouldn't know about me is that in college I served an internship at CNBC doing audio and camera work. I worked on Dick Cavett's show, Morton Downey's insane show, and the daily news shows in the morning. I usually started my day working the non-robotic camera on Neil Cavuto and Cathleen Campion's The Money Wheel. I'm amazed at how famous Cavuto's become. After that, I worked as a recording engineer and editor in NY in an antique studio on the upper west side. Boy! I could tell you stories.

18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? I would clean house in all the governments and put in folks who were altrusitic and really didn't want the job.

19. Do you like to dance? Yes. Even if it's the geeky white girl's dance club.

20.George Bush: Did you see the Impeach Bush rally on CSPAN 2 the night of the State of the Union Address?

21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her? No kids for me, thanks. I'm driving.

22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him? Same reply here. However, when we get a dog, John wants to call him Mr. Peabody.

23. Would you ever consider living abroad? Definitely. I did live in Germany for a few weeks one summer when I was a teenager. I'm truly grateful for the opportunity. It does broaden one's sense of the world.

24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates? Did you eat yet? Here, you can eat all the stuff you couldn't while you were on earth--and, you don't gain any weight, get sick or suffer negative consequences. I know you've been missing those almond horns, and I know you wanted to try your own chocolates, so here you go...

25. 4 people who must also do this meme in THEIR journal: anyone who reads this far, consider yourself tagged! Just please track back to me so I can see what you wrote! Thanks!

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