Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Meme Time

Via Aprille:
I know some people find these tiresome, but I really enjoy it when other people post them. So feel free to copy it from me and do it yourself. I like learning more about my friends. Come to think of it, I like learning more about my enemies, too. It helps me defend myself with knowledge.

1) What color are your kitchen plates? A French bistro scene ceramic for everyday use, standard issue white-with-gold-rim for nicey-nicey.
2) What book are you reading now? I just bought C’est La Vie, just finished Wide Sargasso Sea, and have been re-reading Devil in the White City on the side. I left my new/used copy of The Shipping News at Dreamwell, so I'll have to get that back. Oh, and a couple of scripts.
3) What’s on your mouse pad? Nada. Just a nice green color.
4) What’s your favorite board game? Cranium. Trivial Pursuit is a close second.
5) Favorite magazine? Chick magazines: Glamour, Cosmo, Vogue. Ya wanna make something of it?
6) Favorite smell? Coffee, the ocean, beagle ears (don't ask), and the skin of someone I love.
7) Least favorite smell? Cedar Rapids. Or manure-spreading season. Whichever.
8) What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? How long can I go back to sleep?
9) Favorite color(s)? Black, purpley-mauve, chocolate brown, forest green.
10) Least favorite color? Salmon or that icky puke green.
11) How many rings before you answer the phone? If home phone: never. That's only for telemarketers. Cell, it depends: am I late? Driving? Avoiding you? How full is my purse?
12) Future child’s name? No clue. I stopped picking them out when it began to seem like the hypothetical child would never materialize.
13) Chocolate or Vanilla? CHOCOLATE. Omigod, is that even a question???
14) Do you like to drive fast? Zoom, zoom, zoom. I actually scare people.
15) Do you sleep with a stuffed animal? No, if I want the furry cuddling in bed, I've got a live dog and cat more than happy to lick or paw every available appendage.
16) Thunderstorms: cool or scary? Cool, so long as you're at home and safe. Not so cool when paddling on Lake Superior, driving, or in airplanes.
17) What type was your first car? A red ford Escort. It killed a BMW (her fault). It got through snow drifts that sidelined a Saab. I'm not sure, but I think it was possessed.
18) If you could meet one person dead or alive, who would it be? Define "meet"? If it is "have one visit of unspecified duration, potentially forever if you really hit it off," then I want my mom back. If it's meet up for ten minutes, I'd go with Queen Elizabeth I. She played some kick-ass political games back in the day, and was wicked intelligent, and I've always wanted to see what she'd have to say about stuff these days.
19) Favorite alcoholic drink? Right now, Mojitas, Tanqueray and tonic, Blue Moon, or a nice Pinot Noir or Grigio.
20) What is your sign and your birthday? Capricorn: December 31. Technically, I'm a goat. Chinese zodiac: Sheep. There's no escaping the boring cud-chewing farm animal for me.
21) Do you eat the stems of broccoli? Why not? Is there some sort of taboo I've not heard about?
22) If you could have any job, what would it be? Travel writer with a kick-ass expense account, or a wealthy actress whose make-up artist is so awesome that no-one recognizes her offstage so she's free to walk around utterly unmolested.
23) If you could have any color hair, what would it be? Once, I saw this girl with amazing hair - it was brown with gold highlights and some coppery red that's so incredibly shiny. I was only, like, twelve, so I was too shy to ask her what she did to it. But I've been working on perfecting it since.
24) Is the glass half-full or half-empty? Depends: is it filling or draining?
25) Favorite TYPE of movie? Action/adventure comedy with romance thrown in. Little bit of everything.
26) Do you type with your fingers on the right keys? Absolutely, with the exception of the numeric keys and the fact I only space bar with my right thumb.
27) What’s under your bed? Books, clothes, my cat, and a baseball bat.
28) What is your favorite number? Of what?
29) Favorite sport to watch? On television: football or basketball, but only Iowa or Chicago teams. In person, I like baseball, but just about anything is fun if you give me enough beer.
30) What is your single biggest fear? Pain.
31) Say one thing about the person who sent this to you. I copied it from Aprille, an awesome actress who could make anybody laugh, and was really cool to work with.
32) Person most unlikely to respond to this? Respond how? By commenting? Nelle. By posting? Nobody.
33) Favorite CD? Right now I'm listening to my own mixy goodness, but it's mostly acoustic - some Ani DiFranco, Anna Nahlick, Sheryl Crowe, Indigo Girls and Susan Greenbaum with a bunch of things from local artists Dalziel and Coriander thrown in.
34) Favorite TV Show? Right now I TIVO Battlestar Galactica and Sex in the City. I'm a geek, but a sexy geek.
35) Ketchup or mustard? Neither. Icky.
36) Hamburgers or hot dogs? Either one, depending on my mood. Medium rare on the burger, smoked and grilled on the hot dog, with no frou-frou on either.
37) Favorite soft drink? Coke with Lime. Diet, usually, since I have to be good to look good.
38) The best place you have ever been? Berlin was awesome. I love beaches and adventures and stuff, but nothing compares to the history. I really want to go back to Europe.
39) What screen saver is on your computer right now? Isla Mujeres photos from my last vacation. I do like beaches . . .
40) Burger King or McDonalds? For french fries or a fish sandwich (plain, no cheese or frou frou) McDonald's. For a burger (again, no frou frou. Okay, sometimes cheese.) Wendy's.
42) What did you want to be when you were little? Everything. I remember asking my mom how to spell archeologist when I added it to my list. I was six at the time. I also wanted to be a singer, dancer, actress, writer, veterinarian, horseback rider, and gymnast. I'd have to pull out the "book about me" to remember the rest of them. I believe there was an entire page list. You wonder why I had such trouble choosing a major?

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