10.13.2008

Back in the Swing on a Meme Monday

So now that the drama at Casa de jane has subsided *knock on wood*, it's time to resume some normalcy -- whatever that may be -- and get back to business. The first order of which is something new for Meme Monday. Feel free to steal this -- it's a fun one.

1. Are your parents married or divorced?
Married -- 46 years this past June.

2. Are you a vegetarian?
Good grief no. I’m the OCG = Original Carnivore Girl. I love my meat.

3. Do you believe in Heaven?
Without question I do.

4. Have you ever come close to dying?
No.

5. What jewelry do you wear 24/7?
None, actually. Any jewelry I’m wearing usually comes off immediately once I’m home and settled.

6. Favorite time of day?
Late afternoon, when the shadows dance and the light is mellow.

7. Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Sometimes -- I prefer the florets.

8. Do you wear makeup?
Yep. Not a full face all the time, but lip gloss and mascara are musts.

9. Ever have plastic surgery?
Nyet.

10. Do you color your hair?
Have we just met? I’ve been coloring my hair so long I cannot remember what my original natural color actually is.

11. What do you wear to bed?
Depends -- usually PJs, which might consist of lounge pants and a t-shirt.

12. Have you ever done anything illegal?
Next question, please. ;-)

13. Can you roll your tongue?
No. And it pisses me off that I cannot.

14. Do you tweeze your eyebrows?
Between waxings -- you betcha. I am one with my Tweezerman tweezers.

15. What kind of sneakers?
Nike for walking/gym; Converse Chucks for goofing around.

16. Do you believe in abortions?
I believe in the woman’s right to choose what’s best for her.

17. What is your hair color?
Dark brown with a delightful purple swath, with the occasional gray streak at the hair line.

18. Future child’s name?
All done with that. Although I love the names Lucy and Grace for girls...

19. Do you snore?
I am told that I do.

20. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
I want to go to South America so badly I can taste it. Or NYC.

21. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
Nope.

22. If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
Pay off the debts of my family and friends.

23. Gold or silver?
Silver.

24. Hamburger or hot dog?
Both. Cheeseburger, rare. Hot dog with sauerkraut.

25. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Please do not make me decide this one. Oy.

26. City, beach or country?
City. No question.

27. What was the last thing you touched?
This keyboard!

28. Where did you eat last?
Other than my own home, Pepin’s -- a terrific Spanish restaurant.

29. When’s the last time you cried?
Yesterday.

30. Do you read blogs?
Of course!

31. Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
This is a weird question -- but given that menswear is very hot in the fashion world right now, I would say yes.

32. Ever been involved with the police?
Yep. Nothing serious, though.

33. What’s your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap?
Alterna Caviar for shampoo and conditioner; Ivory soap.

34. Do you talk in your sleep?
Sometimes.

35. Ocean or pool?
Pool for swimming; ocean for relaxing. They are both wonderful.

36. Who would you take on a ménage à trois for a dirty weekend?
I’ll never tell --- guess!

37. Window seat or aisle?
Window seat. Still kind of a kid when I fly.

38. Ever met anyone famous?
No.

39. Do you feel that you’ve had a truly successful life?
It’s still a work in progress.

40. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
Twirl.

41. Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey?
Tyra Banks (this is an old question -- Ricki Lake’s talk show’s not even on the air anymore)

42. Basketball or Football?
Must I decide -- don’t make me. Love them both.

43. How long do your showers last?
10-15 minutes.

44. Automatic or do you drive a stick?
Automatic.

45. Cake or ice cream?
Ice cream.

46. Are you self-conscious?
Incredibly.

47. Have you ever drank so much you threw up?
Please. I didn’t just go to college for the education, you know...

48. Have you ever given money to a beggar?
Yes.

49. Have you been in love?
Absolutely.

50. Where do you wish you were?
Lying on a beach somewhere.

51. Are you wearing socks?
Nope.

52. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
Yes -- with Will.

53. Can you tango?
Sort of.

54. Last gift you received?
Scene It/Seinfeld -- a birthday prezzie from my college roomie Liz.

55. Last sport you played?
Catch with Will.

56. Things you spend a lot of money on?
Media = books, movies/TV, music.

57. Where do you live?
In a house.

58. Where were you born?
St. Anthony’s Hospital.

59. Last wedding attended?
The nuptials of a girl for whom I used to baby-sit.

60. Most hated food(s)?
Coconut, olives, gin.

61. Can you sing?
I have been told that I can. I think I can carry a tune pretty well -- I do it often enough.

62. Last place you went on holiday?
Captiva Island.

63. Favorite regular drink?
Iced tea.

64. Current fave song?
“Troublemaker” by Weezer! Want me to sing it for you?

12 comments:

On a limb with Claudia said...

Well done Miss Janey. I would have gotten sick of the questions about 1/2 way through. Your follow through is to be admired.

Guess you'll have a novel 11/1?? ;)

bronsont said...

Oooh, oooh, oooh Al Gore!

Nice insights, thanks.

April said...

I especially love your answer to #39.

Miss Attitude said...

Wow, those are a lot of questions but I sense a beach theme. Let's play hooky and head to St. Pete Beach CJ!

TopSurf said...

Did you say Scene It Seinfeld? OMG I had no clue that was even a game. Thank you! Off I go to amazon to buy one!

Ruprecht said...

Has decided the responses go here, rather than in a blog (forgive Rupe, cj):

1. Are your parents married or divorced?
No longer around, they divorced in the ‘80's

2. Are you a vegetarian?
Open the dictionary, look up "carnivore", there should be a picture of Rupe right there .....

3. Do you believe in Heaven?
Undeniably.

4. Have you ever come close to dying?
Not that I can recall.

5. What jewelry do you wear 24/7?
None. Except when working heavy duty and sundry other efforts, Rupe has his wedding ring on.

6. Favorite time of day?
Late afternoon, when the shadows dance and the light is mellow.

7. Do you eat the stems of broccoli?
Yes.

8. Do you wear makeup?
Only on Halloween.

9. Ever have plastic surgery?
No.

10. Do you color your hair?
See #8.

11. What do you wear to bed?
Underwear. The occasional crumb.

12. Have you ever done anything illegal?
Yes.

13. Can you roll your tongue?
Rupe wasn't able to originally. Rupe taught himself how to do it.

14. Do you tweeze your eyebrows?
Yes. Rupe razors'em as well sometimes. (Yes, yes, yes, Rupe knows. Not good. Get off me.)

15. What kind of sneakers?
Inexpensive ones. Rupe has a rissue with paying more than $15.00 for a pair of shoes.

16. Do you believe in abortions?
Is a bit confused by the question. Absolutely, I believe in them ... ‘cause they're out there everywhere. Is Rupe against them? Yes.

17. What is your hair color?
Medium dark brown with strands of grey slowly working into the mix.

18. Future child's name?
Rupe is finished in this arena. However, if the Lord leaves one on the doorstep, Ripley and Eli will be considerations.

19. Do you snore?
On occasion, yes. Rupe knows this ‘cause he's woken his ownself up doing so.

20. If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be?
Space.

21. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
No. I make certain they are way beyond a stuffed state before coming to bed. Less mess that way if'n there's an accident. (No, Rupe does not.)

22. If you won the lottery, what would you do first?
Discuss the ramifications.

23. Gold or silver?
Rupe truly does not know. Rupe'll come back to this one. (Okay, Rupe's back. Hasn't a clue.)

24. Hamburger or hot dog?
Man. This is a tough one. This is a blog subject, not a one word answer. Rupe's had killer burgers, Rupe's had killer dogs. And the corollary of each. Rupe'd've to say both.

25. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Could not choose easily. Toss up between pumpkin seeds, shrimpys, chicken, raw vegetables, cherries.

26. City, beach or country?
Rupe dislikes his answer: city.

27. What was the last thing you touched?
Is very confused by this question ... and cannot answer. Supposes it would be the keyboard.

28. Where did you eat last?
Home.

29. When's the last time you cried?
Within the last two weeks.

30. Do you read blogs?
Yes.

31. Would you ever go out dressed like the opposite sex?
Rupe has. And Rupe has often.

32. Ever been involved with the police?
Yes.

33. What's your favorite shampoo conditioner and soap?
Does not have either for the first two, Irish Spring for the third.

34. Do you talk in your sleep?
On occasion.

35. Ocean or pool?
Either.

36. Who would you take on a ménage à trois for a dirty weekend?
Would not. Not even for a "clean" weekend.

37. Window seat or aisle?
Window on a plane, aisle at an event.

38. Ever met anyone famous?
All the time.

39. Do you feel that you've had a truly successful life?
What a loaded question. The short answer: Certain aspects of it - absolutely. Pride, however, states "no".

40. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it?
Twirl.

41. Ricki Lake or Oprah Winfrey?
There's a lake named Ricki? (Do. Not. Get. Rupe. Started. On. Oprah. Lest he says something he will regret.)

42. Basketball or Football?
Either, during their respective seasons. (Rupe's frustrated there is no baseball reference ...)

43. How long do your showers last?
About 5 minutes.

44. Automatic or do you drive a stick?
Automatic.

45. Cake or ice cream?
All depends on the mood. Is the cake German Chocolate? Is the ice cream Breyer's Natural Vanilla? And what do you have against pie? And, what ... custard doesn't rate?!? "Mounds" are certain to be slighted, y'now. Not to mention cookies .... *yeesh*

46. Are you self-conscious?
There are times ...

47. Have you ever drank so much you threw up?
In his best Sarah Palin voice, "You betcha ..."

48. Have you ever given money to a beggar?
Ab. So. Lutely.

49. Have you been in love?
Yes and currently.

50. Where do you wish you were?
Nothing comes to mind.

51. Are you wearing socks?
Yes.

52. Have you ever ridden in an ambulance?
Yes.

53. Can you tango?
Nope. But if daylight comes, I'll be "wantin' go home".

54. Last gift you received?
The unexpected hug from eldest daughter, expressing her preference for Dad's clean-shaven face.

55. Last sport you played?
Bowling. (Thinks it's a sport. Will have to research.)

56. Things you spend a lot of money on?
In all practicality, food.

57. Where do you live?
A house in beautiful Southern California.

58. Where were you born?
Arcadia Methodist Hospital, Arcadia, CA.

59. Last wedding attended?
Brother-/sister-in-law's.

60. Most hated food(s)?
Capers. Uncooked green bell pepper.

61. Can you sing?
Yes. Sometimes well, even.

62. Last place you went on holiday?
Carson City.

63. Favorite regular drink?
Milk.

64. Current fave song?
Two of'em: "2 a.m." by Slightly Stoopid; "I Chant" by Midnite and Desmond Williams.

Dan Leone said...

Thanks for the meme-ories!

jenn said...

Hopes this isn't a duplicate comment...
I enjoy your blog! (stumbled on it via plurk)
Just wanted to let you know I grew up in St Petersburg and I also have a Will. Hope yours is on the mend...

Kat said...

Imagine that, there were 64 more things I needed to learn about CJ!! Who knew????

Edwin said...

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Wildhair said...

CJ (and Rupe) thanks for the giggles and insight. I might could do this ifn' I don't fall asleep too early. Or, I get up early enough. Blah blah

perpstu said...

As per your request, I have stolen this for my own slice of the blogosphere! Love and smooches to you and your answers!!1