Sunday, December 16, 2007

100 Q&A, Part I

The weather outside is frightful, or was yesterday, so the streets are a mess today. We tried to go to church but the doors were locked when we got there. So what's a good blogger to do on a day like today? Why find a meme of course. I found this two-parter, 100 questions in all. Here is part one. I don't know whether I'll post part two today or tomorrow. Depends on whether I get off my fat ass and go do something else this afternoon or not.

On with the meme.

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
There are four closets in my bedroom. The doors stay closed on three of them pretty much all the time. The fourth one is a walkthrough closet from the bedroom to the bathroom. Those doors stay open so I can stumble through to the bathroom in the middle of the night without really opening my eyes.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
I used to, but finally came to the realization that I wasn't using them so it was a waste so the simple answer is No.

3. Have you ever 'done it' in a hotel room?
Well duh. Isn't that what hotel rooms are there for?

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
Oh yeah, I'm a big fan of the little yellow sticky.

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
Oh, I am a classic coupon cutter only to tuck them out of the way and never use them.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
None of the above. However, if I HAD to choose between the two I'd go for the swarm of bees only because I think I stand a better chance of being able to get away from the bees than the bear.

8. Do you have freckles?
No, not even one.

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
Yes, I love to smile for the camera.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
People who act like everything is all about them.

11. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked in.

12. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
Rarely, but occasionally.

13. Have you ever peed in the woods?
Well, sure, I was in the woods and had to pee so what else would I do?

14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
Of course!

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
I used to when I was a kid, but it's been so long I can't remember the last time I did.

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
Just me.

17. What size is your bed?

18. What is your "Song of the week"?
Any Christmas song.

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Absolutely! Well, as long as it is confined to shirts and ties, maybe socks. I'm not so much a fan of the pink suit for men.

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
Mostly with N, not so much when left to my own devices.

21. What's your least favorite movie?
Oh gosh, least favorite. Hmm, probably just about anything in the horror genre.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
Safe deposit box at the bank. Ha, ha, I'm so boring.

23. What do you drink with dinner?
I generally don't drink with meals, but before or after I will have water or coffee or iced tea. If I'm eating out I'll generally order diet pop or coffee.

25. What is your favorite food/cuisine?
Italian -- pizza, pasta, it's all good as long as there's a starchy base, tomatoey sauce seasoned with garlic, oregano and basil, and a bit of cheese on top.

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Wow, this is a tough one only from the perspective that my list would be a mile long. There are many movies that I love to watch over and over. Too many to name. Don't even know where to start. . .

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
N let me kiss him last night and gave me a sweet kiss on the cheek. I used to get lots of N kisses, but now that he's nine he's much too grown up for that most of the time.

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
I loved Girl Scouts. I started as a Brownie in second grade and continued all the way through Juniors to Cadets attending meetings faithfully through seventh grade. Then we moved and it wasn't such a big deal there so I never got involved there.

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
Well, I have had my nude picture in a swingers magazine back when I was twenty-something. Neck down though, no face shots.

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Hmm, a letter on paper. Hmm. . . Can't remember. Maybe my resignation letter last January.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
Wouldn't have a clue. Don't even know the first step though I suspect it might be to raise the hood.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Nope, not even one. I live by the rule told to me by someone who worked in the police department, "Nine you're fine. Ten you're mine."

33. Ran out of gas?
Nope, never. I'm kind of paranoid about it and generally don't let it get low enough for the "Low Fuel" light to come on.

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?
Whole grain bread, brown mustard, avocado, lettuce, tomato, red onion, swiss or provolone cheese.

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Crunchy granola bar, lowfat cherry yogurt, banana and black coffee.

36. What is your usual bedtime?
11:30 p.m. or so, but I'm getting too old to stay up that late and get up at 6:00 so I'm starting to ease it back to 10:30 or so.

37. Are you lazy?
Only on days of the week that end in -y.

38. When you were younger, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
The first costume I remember was as a ghost, made from an old pillowcase with eyeholes cut out. I also remember going as Gilligan one year. Other than that I don't really remember.

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
I was born in the year of the Ox.

40. How many languages can you speak?
English relatively well. Twenty-five years after three years of high school Spanish, I have forgotten virtually everything I know.

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Too many. My favorites are Utne Reader, Cooking Light and Readers' Digest.

42. Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
I'm old school. I love the lincoln logs.

43. Are you stubborn?
Who me? Stubborn? Yeah, that's a typical Taurus trait, and I'm a typical Taurus.

44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
Letterman without question.

45. Ever watch soap operas?
Been hooked on All My Children since the mid-70's. When I was in high school, I used to go home at lunch and watch it. In college, I scheduled classes around it. Gave it up for a while when I first started working only to return to it when I got my first VCR. Now I Tivo it every day. I have also dabbled in watching One Life to Live and General Hospital but never got into them the way I have with AMC.

46. Afraid of heights?
Not terribly, but I'm not a huge fan of them either.

47. Sing in the car?
Of course!

48. Dance in the shower?
Now there's a scary, scary thought.

49. Dance in the car?
Well let's see, I do the drumming thing on the steering wheel and a lot of head bobbing if that's what you mean.

50. Ever used a gun?


BJ said...

Scribbling notes here. After reading #50 remind me to stay on your good side. ;-)

Trueself said...

BJ - It's been years so I probably don't have that good an aim. Still, it is probably better to stay on my good side. ;-)