I never do these things.

Monday, January 05, 2009

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My middle name, Virginia, is the middle name of both my grandmothers.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
This is embarassing... about an hour ago. I listen to a country music station when frozen stuff or tornadoes are about, because it's the best local weather source we have. Today there was a song on it about a little girl growing up, and her Daddy weathering the difficult times... sleepless newborn nights, leaving her at preschool despite her tears, teenager era, etc... I'm helpless against this sappy kind of stuff now that I have babies of my own.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
It used to be fine, but now that I hardly write anymore, it's getting pretty sloppy. I wonder if it'll be antiquated and quaint to handwrite things someday, like calligraphy is now.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
I actually do like Petit Jean bologna more than just about anything. I hate turkey or ham if its slimy, but like it if it's dryish and smoked and sliced thin.

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Two. One of each, three and one year old.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
I hope so. I can be hard to get to know, though, and I worry that I'm thoughtless or neglectful of my friendships. So maybe I wouldn't?


7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I hope not.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
I do.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Not now that I have kids. Roller coasters are about as death-defying as I'm willing to get now that I have two little dependants.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Homemade granola, or Cracklin' Oat Bran. I rarely have either because I cannot stop eating them if they're around.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Not if I can avoid it.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Emotionally/spiritually, yes. Physically, ha.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Mint chocolate chip, or homemade vanilla w/ fresh peaches. I'm not a huge ice cream person.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Where their eyes go.

15. RED OR PINK?
Red.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My ability to distract myself from things I truly need to accomplish. (this is a fine example of that ability; I have QuickBooks waiting for me right now.)

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Jen Dove. And my sister's true self.

18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO DO THIS?
I don't really care. But it would be interesting to read.

19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Black mary jane Dr. Martens.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
french-pressed coffee made from husband-roasted beans. Superb.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The sweet sound of silence. My kids are at Grammy's.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
eggplant. (Is that a crayon color? Dark dark purple, I mean.)

23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Coffee. baking bread. clean baby. clean sheets. my grandmother's house. rain. the Buffalo River.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My haircutter. My hair, it is suddenly in sad, grown-out, lifeless shape. She is going to rescue me.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
I got this from Kim, who I like very much, although I've never met her.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
I will watch the Arkansas Razorbacks if I am with someone who is a fan. I can become a fan by osmosis (and alumni status) for short periods. Other than that, I'm entirely indifferent.

27. HAIR COLOR?
Dark brown, shot through with more and more silver these days.

28. EYE COLOR?
Green/blue.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Not usually. I have contacts, but I mostly just wear them for dress-up. My glasses are my everyday wear.

30. FAVORITE FOOD?
GOOD pad thai. Indian curries. Recipes from Crescent Dragonwagon and America's Test Kitchen.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Documentaries, actually, which usually are neither of those.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
"The Queen." interesting but also slowmoving.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Blue

34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Winter.

35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Depends on who from.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Tiramisu from the long-defunct Pianalto's. (sigh.)

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
no idea.

38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
no idea.

39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
"The Red Tent" by Diamant.

40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Don't have a mouse pad.

41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
"The Queen." (We don't have cable and our antenna picks up three spectacularly cruddy stations-- so we don't watch a lot of tv on the tv. We do download a few things on the computers.)

42. FAVORITE SOUND?
My little boy's happy babbling.

43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Beatles.

44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Geographically, central Europe.
Culturally, a shantytown in a dry riverbed/junkyard in Mexico.

45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I used to bake and write and decorate pretty well, when I have the time. Time is rare these days, so those abilities are fading. I can, however, drop off to sleep at a moment's notice, in almost any location or position. Oh, and I love to customize databases. LOVE IT.

46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Arkansas

47. WHAT ARE YOU BAKING NEXT?
Nothing anytime soon... we're trying to drop some pounds.

48. DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR FIRST LOVER IS?
Yes.

49. WHAT ARE YOU DRINKING RIGHT NOW?
Cooling coffee. Need a warmup.

50. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
Anybody's. Everybody's.

1 comments:

Chicken Lips Says:

12:47 PM

You got me. I answered them all. http://www.homesteadblogger.com/bethsbrightside/124157/

Glad you had a good Christmas. We are still recovering, from the trip and from the toys. =-)

Aaron finally got around to looking at some Earthship vids, btw. He was blown away and said, "I want to go to there." Thanks for the link, now we're left drooling and dreaming.

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