Wednesday, April 15, 2009

It's all about MEME

Saw this over at Cullen's

1. What color is your toothbrush?

Whatever color the dentist gives me (he gives free toothbrushes) or whatever I can quickly buy at the store. (I try to go for something bright like fuchsia or electric blue, but you can't always find that, and I don't want to be THAT WOMAN pawing through the entire toothbrush rack at the Target)

2. Name one person who made you smile today.

I saw one of my former students in the Wal Mart and she smiled and waved at me, seemed really happy to see me (we were in checkout lines sort of across the store from each other so we didn't stop to talk)

3. What were you doing at 8 am this morning?

Teaching my first class of the day.

Hey, where's #4?

5. What is your favorite candy bar?

Kit-Kat. And those little Ghiardelli squares, if they count as candy bars. I actually eat those more often.

6. Have you ever been to a strip club?

Uh, no. I'm a hetero woman, and honestly? I'm not that into watching random guys' wangs flopping about.

7. What is the last thing you said aloud

"Bye, I'll talk to you Saturday

8. What is your favorite ice cream?

You know, not that big of an ice cream freak. I guess I like the cookies and cream kind, or the kind that has pieces of peanut butter cups in it.

9. What was the last thing you had to drink?

Water. Yes, I am THAT exciting.

10, Do you like your wallet?

Not particularly but I'm kind of cheap that way and I can't be bothered to buy a new one while the old one is still functional

11, What was the last thing you ate?

some of those crisp little "Miss Meringue" cookies. Mmm. Love those things.

12, Have you bought any new clothing items this week?

No, I haven't

13, The last sporting event you watched?

I think I watched one of the bowl games with my Dad back in January. I sometimes listen to baseball on the radio, but I don't really actively follow it.

14. What is your favorite flavor of popcorn?

Either "triple mix" (which is impossible to find outside of the Greater Chicago Region - it's buttered, cheese, and caramel popcorn all mixed together and it's a lot better than it sounds) or just plain buttered.

15. Who is the last person you sent a text message to?

Uh, I don't text.

16. Ever go camping?

To paraphrase Jackie Mason, my ancestors were Scots and Irish sheepherders. They slept out in the rain a lot. Why would I p*ss off my ancestors by refusing to sleep in the nice warm bed I paid for?

I really don't like camping. Don't like peeing in the woods, don't like being where there are bugs, don't like breathing campfire smoke. I am excessively prissy that way.

17, Do you take vitamins daily?

Yes, a B-complex, which has done wonders for my mood, a C, and a calcium plus D.

18, Do you go to church every Sunday?

Unless I'm sick or traveling. So, pretty much always yes.

19, Do you have a tan?

There is at least one way in which I resemble Abby Sciuto, and it is not my taste in footwear.

20,Do you prefer Chinese food over pizza?

Not really. But then again, there really aren't any good Chinese places here and there IS a good pizza place

21, Do you drink your soda with a straw?

sometimes, not always. I know it's supposed to be better for your tooth enamel to do so. I don't drink much pop. (Which is what we call soda on this side of the country. Though actually, where I live, lots of people refer to it as coke in "do you want an orange coke or a lemon-lime coke?"

22, What did your last text message say?

see 15 above

23, What are you doing tomorrow?

Giving an exam, grading said exam, and hopefully, working on a manuscript of a research paper. And doing my laundry tomorrow night.

25, Look to your left, what do you see?
My "history" book shelf

26, What color is your watch?

It has Eeyore on it

27, What do you think of when you hear Australia?

Koalas and kangaroos and all the other cool animals that live there

29, Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive thru?

It depends. Sometimes drive through, sometimes walk in. I don't go to fast food places that often.

30. What is your favorite number?

Huh? I don't think I have one. I could say "8675309" but that really isn't a FAVORITE, it's just one that comes to mind

31. Who’s the last person you talked to on the phone?

My parents

32. Any plans today?

Actually, I need to get off of here, because it sounds like Mythbusters is on. My remaining plans for today are to watch Mythbusters and then go to sleep.

33. How many states have you lived in?


34. Biggest annoyance right now?

People who NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEED me to do stuff for them. Especially people who could do the durn stuff themselves.

35, Last song listened to?

Some dumb little learner's piece I'm trying to play on the piano - "Dancin' to the CD" or some such

36.Can you say the alphabet backwards?

Yeah, I probably could. Not that I'm gonna.

37. Do you have a maid service clean your house?

I have privacy issues and frugality issues. So no. (The privacy issues are the bigger thing. I cannot stand the thought of someone pawing through my silverware drawer or judging me by the number of books I own)

38. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time?
I don't really have one. I like Birkenstocks despite their uglitude, but I don't wear them all the time

39. Are you jealous of anyone?

I can't say that I am. I have a good life. I like my life. Other people may seem to have it better in some areas, but they often have worse problems than I do in other areas.

40. Is anyone jealous of you?

Not that I know of.

41. Do you love anyone?

Yes, I do. And there are different kinds of of family, love of friends...

42. Do any of your friends have children?

Yes, of course they do. Some of my friends have GRANDCHILDREN.

43. What do you usually do during the day?

I teach, do research, advise students, serve on committees....

44, Do you hate anyone that you know right now?

No. Hating is, for me, a pretty useless emotion. Someone once said that hating a person was like holding a hot coal in your hand waiting for the right opportunity to throw it at someone. I have people I'd rather AVOID but there's no one I would say I hated.

45. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily?

Yes, I say it numerous times - to my classes, to people in the hall, to people at the store....

46. What color is your car?

white, but the paint is flaking off the hood. I need to do something about that.

47. Do you like cats?

Yes, I do. But I don't own one - I have allergies and I'm also rarely home.

48. Are you thinking about someone right now

A good friend of mine who is having serious back issues and may be facing surgery.

49, Have you ever been to Six Flags?
Not Six Flags per se, but I did once take the Youth Group to a water park that was supposedly affiliated. Not something I would E.V.E.R. do again.

50. How did you get your worst scar?
I really don't have that many. I guess the biggest one is a scar on my nose - I had really, really bad food poisoning one time, and while trying to get to the bathroom because I thought I was going to throw up again (I didn't), I passed out and cut my nose on the bathroom scale. Luckily I did not break it, and also luckily I was at my parents' house at the time so they were able to drive me to the ER because I was too weak from the throwing up and from the shock of all the blood to drive myself. I had to get stitches. You can barely see the scar, but it's probably the largest one I have.

I also still have some chicken-pox scars that I've had for 30 years now.


Dave said...

If you don't like peeing in the woods or breathing campfire smoke, how about peeing on the campfire?

Oh, wait. That's a little more difficult, not to mention dangerous, for a girl, isn't it?

Alli said...

The Abby Scuito line made me laugh.

I love that show. :-)

Kate P said...

I still have chicken pox scars, too! Only a few people know what they are nowadays.