June 17, 2007

You are Feeling SLEEEEEEPY

I was out of town this weekend. My husband had a conference and asked the kids and me to tag along, which meant we hung out at a hotel pool and I read an awful lot. An excellent weekend.

I came back to find that Jimbo had frickiní TAGGED me with this long ass LALOLKFATYK meme. Paybacks, my friend, are in the form of my newest alligator story that includes my eldest son and a game of golf. Oh to be 12 years old and immortal again. Heh. Iím still writing it in my head, trying to remember the conversation, but yes, it is comingÖ

And of course Erica is to blame for this. As a good New Joisey Italian friend of the family would say, ďCripes, Erica! Whatreya thinkiní?!Ē

Gah. So here it goes. Did I say it was long. Yes. It is. You may need No Doze.

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Nope. And it just only occurred to me last year that I have a hippy name. Iím evidently not so quick at times. I was born in the 60ís and my first name resonates that. You donít hear it often anymore.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Two weeks ago when I found out a woman I care very much for has Stage IV breast cancer. I was a total onion head for about 2 hours as I researched to the nth degree. Doesnít look good.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Sometimes. My handwriting is not consistent. One day can look completely different from the next dayís, as if written by a different person. And oddly enough, some days it looks like my Dadís and others like my Momís and othersÖ who knows.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Ham.

DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yup.

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I think. My sister is like me but much funnier and spontaneous and outgoing, which actually doesnít sound that much like me now that I think about it, and I like her.

DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Yes. What is odd is having my 12 year old use it on me. Itís not like I can say, ďHe got that from his father.Ē Itís obviously my trait.

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Nope. Lost those suckers at age 6. Thankfully. I was a pretty sick little kid. I thank my parents for giving me life and Sir Alexander Fleming for enabling me to live past age 6.

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Hell no.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
I don't do kid's cereal in general. Too many calories I'd like to spend elsewhere, but... if I were to pick from my childhood... WellÖ it WAS cocoa puffs. Now Iím afraid of them. Heh. Cocoa krispies. But I canít eat chocolate or milk, so those are days gone by. While Iím on a roll, Honey Combs were great. And I liked Captain Crunch, but it tears up the roof of you mouth and leaves your mouth with a funky film.

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Nope. I just walk right out of them and keep on walking, leaving them wherever they were. No kidding.

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Compared to other women my size? Hell yes. Compared to a man my size? No.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Oh, crap. The nameÖ. itís made by Godiva and its vanilla with little chocolate caramel hearts. Mmmmm.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Thatís a tough one. Their face I guess. If it is kindÖ But mostly I feel vibes. And I notice menís shoulders and forearms. WomenÖ mmmÖ thatís toughÖ it is mostly vibes and body language. This probably explains a lot about why I am not good at remembering faces. I donít focus on them.

RED OR PINK?
Red. Preferably a dark blue red.

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My short fuse. I guess. But other than getting a lot of cardio to keep internal strife quelled, itís not like Iím trying to actively change it, so I must not hate it that much.

WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
This is a tough one as it could imply some sort of favoritism. The answer though is unequivocally my mother in law. I wish my children knew their paternal grandmother. I find their never really knowing her to be tragic.

WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Jean shorts. No shoes.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A bowl of bananas, strawberries and blueberries.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Nothing. Itís not uncommon for me to listen to absolutely nothing. No music, no TV, I enjoy silence. AlthoughÖ it is summer. I guess Iím listening to my air conditioner.

IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Black? Mmm. Maybe dark brown. Or a deep deep green.

FAVORITE SMELLS?
Christmas smells, cinnamon, pine, all that mixed togetherÖ baking, applesÖ happy smells.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My Dad.

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
College football, otherwise I donít watch sports.

HAIR COLOR?
Very dark brown.

EYE COLOR?
Gray

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Hell now. Iím an eye phobe. I actually passed out in an ophthalmologistís chair once when he tried to do a glaucoma test. This little thing was coming at my eyes. I blinked, felt it on my eye lashes, panicked and fainted. So. No contacts for me. Blech. Makes my skin crawl just thinking of itÖ

FAVORITE FOOD?
My Momís recipe for swiss cheese fondue. Iím still craving deep fried oysters like crazy right now, so Iím going to say, as of today, June 17, deep fried oysters are in second.

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy. I donít do scary. Ever.

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Pirates of the Caribbean III

WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Pink. The only one I own, actually.

SUMMER OR WINTER?
Living in Florida, winter. If I were to move north, it would be summer.

HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs.

FAVORITE DESSERT?
Oh God. Nearly 25 years ago I had this amazing chocolate cakeÖ Black Forest Cake? At a restaurant in Ann Arbor (or around there) called Webers. That was the best dessert Iíd ever had. (I also had the best stuffed flounder with crabmeat there as well.) Other than that, any chocolate flourless cake. Mmmmm I also like cheesecake. And my Dadís blueberry and peach cobblersÖ Iím hungry.

MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
VW

LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Zonker

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I donít have one.

WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
I donít watch TV.

FAVORITE SOUND?
Children laughing. I LOVE baby laughter. They laugh with their whole bodies and will melt your heart.

ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Stones.

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Taiwan

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Not really. I can remember obscure facts about people, but I canít remember their faces. Also, I can crack both my shoulders really loud. And I can wiggle my ears. I should join a circus, ďCome ye, come ye, come witness the blogchick crack her shoulders, wiggle her ears, and recall obscure facts about people sheís never even met!Ē I wonít quit my day jobÖ

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Oahu, Hawaii, Tripler Army Hospital

WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
The two I tagged aboveÖ plus Iíll add Jody of Iowa Geek to my list. (Scroll down at her blog for her inside out ice cream cake recipe. Holy crap.) I finally have changed her tag in my blogroll. And Pensacola Titan. He needs tagginí.

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Comments

"A bowl of bananas, strawberries and blueberries."

You have me hooked on this! The local Publix has seen an increase in banana, strawberry and blueberry sales!

Posted by: Sissy at June 17, 2007 10:05 PM

I DO like you.;-)

Posted by: Morrigan at June 17, 2007 10:21 PM

You only own one shirt?

Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 18, 2007 12:50 AM

Uhhhh. Welcome back?

Posted by: vw bug at June 18, 2007 06:01 AM

Sissy- I LIVE on those now. that and nuts. I am all about nuts and berries. ;-)

Mo- good thing! you're kind of stuck with me!

T1G- PINK! I only one ONE PINK shirt!

VW- Heh. Tag!

Posted by: Bou at June 18, 2007 08:30 AM

Yannow Erica is now a Blown-Eye since she came to Kerrville. We're gonna have to try to get her to Helen this year.

Posted by: Denny at June 18, 2007 11:54 AM

Your eyes are gray? I thought they were blue. My partial colorblindness must be getting worse.

Posted by: Denny at June 18, 2007 11:55 AM

When I get these in email my sibs and I usually try harder to be funny than serious. I wish I still had this one as I did it a couple of weeks ago. But, for you, I'll be doin' it again.

And thanks for the kudos on the cake. Did you happen to see the Snicker's Cheesecake? Or the Bavarian Filled Creme Horns? Deadly, my friend. It's amazing that I don't weigh 700 pounds.

Posted by: Jody at June 18, 2007 07:47 PM

Oh ... Snickers cheesecake is very, very, very, very good!

Posted by: PeggyU at June 18, 2007 07:58 PM

I'm sure I had a comment in mind, but when I read Denny's ("Yannow Erica is now a Blown-Eye since she came to Kerrville. We're gonna have to try to get her to Helen this year."), I must say, I'm so touched since, for the longest time, I didn't even think he knew I existed.

Just for that, I will move heaven and earth to make it to Helen. We're not booking rooms yet, are we?

Posted by: Erica at June 18, 2007 10:08 PM

The next time I see you, you simply must demonstrate the shoulder cracking and ear wiggling. I had no idea.

Posted by: Jim - PRS at June 19, 2007 02:01 AM

I'm such a slacker, aren't I? Work is a major drain on my social/blogging life...

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