Saturday, November 28, 2009

About me ...

I'm in the mood to do this after reading one over at Elisa's blog: Diary of an Unlikely Housewife. I'm ready to not think and just answer, and so I'm ensuring that I give you my true self.

So, here goes:

Name someone with the same birthday as you.
* My brother-in-law (how lucky did my husband get that he doesn't have to remember two dates?

Where was your first kiss?
* First true kiss was likely in the bedroom of a supposed good guy friend.

Have you ever seriously vandalized someone else’s property?
* Nope, never.

Have you ever hit someone of the opposite sex?
* Yeah. In high school I used to smack my best guy friend around a lot because he was always trying to tickle me. It was just how we were together.

Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people?
* Actually, yes. I was in chorus in SING in High School. I participated in that for all three years.

What’s the first thing you notice about your preferred sex?

* Eyes.

What really turns you off?
* When someone is rude to others. If you're rude to me, and it's all a flirting game, I can tolerate it. If you're rude to others, like friends, wait-staff, bartenders, people on the street, that's just an absolute no-go for me.

What do you order at Starbucks?

* Usually it's an iced chai latte, but yesterday I opted for a Peppermint Hot Chocolate. Mmmn. Yum.

What is your biggest mistake?
* My biggest mistakes in life made me who I am today, so I don't know what the biggest one would have been. I suppose that thinking that being open and honest with friends would give me a pass on having unintentionally hurt them, but then I learned that despite being labeled with the title of "best" it is all too easy to toss those years aside and forget what friendship means.

Have you ever hurt yourself on purpose?

* No, unless staying in a relationship that I knew was not "the one" counts.

Say something totally random about yourself.

* I am a whiz at entertainment trivia.

Has anyone ever said you looked like a celebrity?
* Hmmn, not that I can think of. I used to get called Annie by the old man down the block when I was little, maybe cause I have reddish hair, maybe because I used to like to sing the songs from Annie A LOT. But I forget which came first.

Do you still watch kiddie movies or TV shows?

* The channel formerly known as Noggin is on in my house ALL.THE.TIME. And I do like cartoon/animated movies. Although watching them two times in a row is a bit much, as is the every single day thing. I'm buying more so we can mix it up a bit. Wall-E and Bolt are grating on me.

Did you have braces?
* Nope.

Are you comfortable with your height?

* Eh, growing more comfortable (accidental pun there) as time goes by. I always wished I had a few extra inches and would ask my brother to stretch me a bit. In the legs.

What is the most romantic thing someone of the preferred sex has done for you?
* Stuck with me despite my fear of committing and losing a good friend ... again. Oh, and flowers on our very first official date was really quite special, as well.

When do you know it’s love?
* When you've stopped running, when you realize that all the reasons you think it's not and shouldn't be aren't true, when you forget the person you thought you loved before this one, when you're ready to move forward into the next stages of life together.

Do you speak any other languages?

* Some Spanish, some Yiddish, and American Sign Language.

Have you ever been to tanning salon?

* No, never.

Have you ever ridden in a limo?

* Yes, for my high school senior prom, my grandparents' funerals, and for my wedding (and the millions of weddings I have participated in, as well.) Why is it that limos are for good AND bad moments?

What’s something that really annoys you?

* When people feel the need to "one-up" others. There is the best skit on Saturday Night Live where Kristen Wiig plays a one-upper named Penelope, and while she is hilarious, most people like that grate at me pretty badly. Until I get to know them better, decide if I like them and can see the insecurities that cause it. Just can't help myself sometimes!

What’s something you really like?

* Books. I'm completely addicted. And potatoes. All kinds. Mashed, Idaho, Maine, french fried, sweet, casserole, baked, in the crock pot, skin-on-smashies, with or without butter and sour cream, cheesy, with gravy or without, hash browns ... get the picture?

Can you dance?
* I like to think so, or I like to dance. Is there a difference?

Have you ever been rushed by an ambulance into the emergency room?
* Yes. Not total emergency, but I was in a pretty bad car accident, our van and an 18-wheeler. Fortunately I just wound up with stitches on my ankle, and the EMT was really cute. It was a pretty freaky experience, though, because two of the three friends I was with were hurt much worse, and I really didn't know what was happening there. I think what was actually scarier was being lifted out of the van by some incredibly amazing (as opposed to just good) samaritans, who I never truly got to thank.

So, there you have it. My answers to this meme. I won't be so bold as to tag anyone who has completed it (be careful when reading Elisa's ... don't say I didn't warn you) but I will say if you want to be tagged, go for it. And maybe I'll tag some of my fellow blogger in their comment sections and give them the chance to go ahead and answer, as well.

Hope you enjoyed this little segment entirely about ME!


  1. I am addicted to books & potatoes, too!
    Oh, and we have Noggin on a lot here as well. I'm confused though--is it owned by Nick now???

  2. Cool meme! I will do it tonight...catching up at work today. Hope you had a great holiday~


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