1.24.2011

Meme Monday. It's tanned, rested and ready.

It's Monday. It's a Meme. It's Meme Monday.

How's that for a logical deduction. By the way -- feel free to steal this little exercise for your own use if you are so inclined. I'd love to know more about y'all!
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.
~ Dr. Seuss
1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
Picture it. Spring semester, senior year in college. Day two of a three-day all nighter. Senior magazine project due in 36 hours. Oral Spanish exam to be taken in 38 hours. Thus the reason for the lack of sleep. Back in those days, when dinosaurs roamed the earth and journalism students wrote stories on electric typewriters, we did such projects by hand. With rub on letters and rubber cement (which would provide a nice buzz after prolonged exposure in a small room) and X-acto knives. While working on my magazine sitting on the floor of my room in the sorority house, I dropped the X-acto knife onto my barefoot, making a nifty little slash across my right pinky toe. Undeterred, I found a band-aid, patched up my war wound and kept right on designing.

Got an A on that project, thank you very much.

2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM
Right now, just paint. Even after being in the new house almost a year, we’ve still yet to hang any pictures. Yeah. I know.

3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
True confession: I snore. Yay sinuses! I’m completely and utterly embarrassed by this, but it is what it is.

4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
Save for contemporary country, rap and any metal that’s thrashy or deathy, I’ll listen to just about anything.

5. WHAT TIME WERE YOU BORN?
7:30 am

6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
Tangibly - a turkey sausage egg white flatbread from Dunkin’ Donuts. Less tangibly – to be a better friend to those around me.

7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
The spark and lightness I had before Will was born. My carefree nature. How’s that for something on the serious side.

8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
My child. Does he count?

9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
5’6”, give or take some fractions/depending on the volume of my hair.

10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
No I don’t, come to think of it.

11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
Nope. Not really.

12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
My child.

13. WHAT'S YOUR WORST FEAR?
That Will will die young. Wow. It’s just out there now, isn’t it.

Why are these questions so damn serious? Oy.

14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON PEOPLE YOU'RE ATTRACTED TO?
Dark hair. Brown eyes.

15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
Please. I’m leaving this here because I’m too lazy to remove and renumber the questions.

16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
Coffee of the two. But iced tea if I must caffeine.

17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
Sausage and onions.

18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Cheeseburger, rare. With mayonnaise and grilled onions. Fries on the side. And a cold beer.

19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
Purple

20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
Not to my knowledge

21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
I received Roget’s Thesaurus as an 8th grade graduation gift from a very dear friend of the family. That book, more than any other, has served me well for over 30 years. It is coffee-stained with grease marks made by late-night pizza covered fingers. I still have it – it has a place on my desk, next to my college dictionary and high school grammar book. I may be buried with this book.

22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
But of course I do…

23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
Yep. My pinky fingers are double jointed. That’s the reason I’m not a jazz pianist today. My story and I’m sticking to it.

24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
Hmmmm. I rather like DKNY, if I have to pick just one.

25. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE/MALE CELEBRITY?
Female: Helen Mirren and Diane Keaton. Both Women of a Certain Age. Both relevant. Both always interesting.

Male: Jon Hamm. Because I love him. And James Franco. Because I find him fascinating. Dude marches to his own drummer and what a beat he’s keeping. I cannot wait to see what he’s up to next.

26. DO YOU HAVE A PET RIGHT NOW?
No I don’t. I’d love a kitty witty, but…

27. WHAT KIND IS IT?
See #26

28. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?
Yes. How could you help yourself if you were falling… I’m not wired to turn that particular emotion on and off.

30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED?
A number from one to a hundred.

Let’s also go with 27.

31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
Brunettes. Every time. Every single time. And if it’s a brunette with more than a touch of grey… swoon.

32. FAVORITE QUOTE?
What I really wanted was to have a job like Darrin Stephens on 'Bewitched', where you could be creative all the time.
~ Edie Brickell

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. ~Mother Teresa

33. FAVORITE PLACE?
It’s a toss-up. My vacation house on Captiva Island. Or Manhattan. Very different. But both feed my soul.

2 comments:

Josie said...

Ooh Citizen Janey,
Thanks for another good meme. I did steal the last one but posted admiring things about you when I used it. . . http://josiespeaksup.blogspot.com/2011/01/provides-insight-into-herself.html)

I particularly like the choc brownie recipe even though I'm not suffering from some dumb bloke just looking for some dumb bloke. . .
And #7 and #8, very sweet.

CBW said...

Where's your place on Captiva? My parents used to live on Sanibel and just sold their house a couple of months before the "Summer of Hurricanes" hit and destroyed most of Florida, thank God. They live at Shell Point now - you know, the summer-camp-for-oldies community right before the causeway.