Thursday, June 01, 2006

Feeling Meme-y

This one comes from Alfred's Mom.

1. What curse word do you use the most? I have very firm rules for myself about vulgarity in my blog. I just won't do it. However, offline, I have a favorite which I will only reveal in person.

2. Do you own an iPod? No, I own a wee Creative MP3 player that really comes in handy when I travel.

3. Who on your MySpace “Top 8” do you talk to the most? I don't participate in Myspace.

4. What time is your alarm clock set for? 5:00 am, which is not to say I actually rise at that time, but if I triumph over the cushy bed, I walk for an hour before starting the day. If I'm very lucky, John walks with me.

5. What color is your room? I'm assuming this means bedroom, but if you want to see the paint job in other parts of the house, click here. You'll have to scroll down through some chocolate photos, but you might enjoy them, too.

6. Flip-flops or sneakers? Neither, these days I'm either in Dansko clogs, Born sandals or Ecco technical sandals.

7. Would you rather take the picture or be in the picture? Take it.

8. What's the last movie you watched? Capote. I highly recommend it. It's very well shot, colorful and well acted.

9. Do any of your friends have children? Yes.

10. Has anyone ever called you lazy? No.

11. Do you ever take medication to help you fall asleep faster? Not for the last 10+ years.

12. What CD is currently in your CD player? It depends where I am. In my office (the room across from the bedroom), I use John's CD jukebox. It's filled with many CD that are agreeable for concentration, such as classical music, Hawaiian Slack Key guitar and other atmospheric music. In the car, that's a different story. I have White Stripes, Queen, Fiona Apple, The Proclaimers, The Pretenders and Prince. If you don't have it, invest in Prince's first album. It's brilliant and you'll love it. Same goes for Fiona and The Proclaimers (you'll need to read the lyrics first for that one).

13. Do you prefer regular or chocolate milk? Neither, I'm more of a juice and herbal tea drinker.

14. Has anyone told you a secret this week? Yes. Just yesterday.

15. Have you ever given someone a hickey? Probably in junior high school.

16. Who was the last person to call you? Mom.

17. Do you think people talk about you behind your back? Yes, on occasion. I was hoping for a good rumor, but it's never happened.

18. Did you watch cartoons as a child? Definitely. We watch cartoons as adults, too. South Park, Bullwinkle, Ren and Stimpy.

19. How many siblings do you have? One brother, two step-brothers and one step-sister.

20. Are you shy around the opposite sex? No. I'm not shy, I just try to be friendly and approachable in general.

21. What movie do you know every line to? None. I'm much better with song lyrics.

22. Do you own any band t-shirts? I still wear the Cars t-shirt from the very first concert I saw back in 1982.

23. What is your favorite salad dressing? I really like what Mom does with the artichoke juice left over from a jar of artichoke hearts.

24. Do you read for fun? Yes, everything by Alexander McCall Smith.

25. Do you cry a lot? No. Just once a month.

26. Who was the last person to text message you? Robyn.

27. Do you have a desktop computer or a laptop? Laptop. It's a build-your-own from Tiger Direct.

28. Are you currently wanting any piercings or tattoo? Nope. I'm done there.

29. What is the weather like? Sultry. Feels like it might rain today. It would make the plants very happy, I'm sure.

30. Would you ever date someone covered in tattoos? Nope. I'm very happily married.

31. Is sex before marriage wrong? Murder is wrong, prejudice is wrong, theft is wrong. Nookie is not wrong.

32. When was the last time you slept on the floor? At least 10 years ago.

33. How many hours of sleep do you need to function? To function well, at least 5. To get through the day, an hour or two.

34. Are you in love or lust? LOVE.

35. Are your days full and fast-paced? Definitely full. Sometimes fast-paced.

36. Do you pay attention to calories on the back of packages? Most of the time.

37. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 38

38. Are you picky about spelling and grammar? Very much so. Once an editor, always an editor.

39. Have you ever been to Six Flags? Yes, Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ.

40. Do you get along better with the same or opposite sex? I have good friends of both genders.

41. Do you like cottage cheese? Yes. When I was little, Mom used to toast rye bread and spread cottage cheese or farmer cheese on it.

42. Do you sleep on your side, tummy, or back? It depends on what's hurting. If my back is bad, it will be my left side. If it's my knees, I'll be on my back.

43. Have you ever bid for something on eBay? Yes. This week, I won Tupperware cake keepers and freezer pop sets as well as a pair of Born sandals.

44. Do you enjoy giving hugs? Yes. I'm a hugger. People often compliment me on my hugging.

45. What song did you last sing out loud? I'm really not sure, but any of the CDs I mentioned earlier have songs I'll accompany.

46. What is your favorite TV show? It's a toss-up between House and Gilmore Girls, I've been a bit disappointed by Gilmore Girls lately.

47. Which celebrity, dead or alive, would you want to have lunch with? Either Julia Child (for obvious reasons) or Ceasar, the Dog Whisperer. He seems like such a great person. John picks him or Jeff Corwin, the Discovery channel personality. He seems like a load of fun.

48. Last time you had butterflies in your stomach? I had to give a presentation on a topic that I wasn't sure if I knew 100%, but it went well regardless.

49. What one thing do you wish you had? One thing? My wish list is very long. Well, much more closet space to start...

50. Favorite lyrics? Currently, I've been listening to Fiona Apple's Tidal and Extraordinary Machine CDs, and the lyrics are impressive.

So, if you read this, your turn to Meme...

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