Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunday Stealing: The 29'er Meme

1. What bill do you hate paying the most? Power because of the evil company that provides it. I wish we had a choice rather than having to deal with the evil monopoly.

2. Where was the last place you had a romantic dinner? It’s been too long to remember.

3. How many colleges did you attend? Just one, for four-and-a-half years and two degrees.

4. Why did you choose the shirt that you have on right now? It has long sleeves and fits well.

5. First thought when the alarm went off this morning? How warm I was in bed and how cold my arm felt when I reached out to hit the Snooze button.

6. Last thought before going to sleep last night? How good it felt to be sleeping on clean sheets.

7. What do you miss being a child? My imagination. It faded somewhere along the line of growing up and I envy N’s.

8. What errand/chore do you despise? Cleaning toilets. It literally makes me gag.

9. Have you found real love yet? Sometimes I wonder. . .

10. What do you get every time you go into Wal-Mart? Nauseous. I go as infrequently as possible to the Evil Empire and buy as little there as possible.

11. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual? No.

12. What famous person would you like to have dinner with? Paula Poundstone.

13. Ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended purpose? Nope.

14. Somewhere in California you've never been and would like to go? San Diego.

15. At this point in your life would you rather start a new career or a new relationship? Both are too damned difficult to even think about right now.

16. Do you have a “go to” person? Nope.

17. Are you where you want to be in life? Nope.

18. Over the years, what about you do you think has changed the most? My increased cynicism.

19. Looking back at high school were they the best years of your life? Absofreakinglutely!

20. Are there times you still feel like a kid? I try, but someone always brings me down.

21. Where was the hang out spot when you were a teenager? The parking lot of the shopping plaza.

22. Who do you think impacted your life the most? My mom.

23. Was there a teacher or authority figure that stood out for you? Not particularly.

24. Do you tell stories that start with “when I was your age”? More often than I care to admit.

25. What is the scariest thing that has happened to you as an adult? Getting hit by a car as I walked across the parking lot.

26. What advice would you give to someone about to get married? Make sure you really know the person you are marrying.

27. What advice would you give someone starting their first job? Go one step beyond what is required of you, but without boasting about doing it.

28. If you could go back and change one thing you did, what would it be? Marrying W.

29. If you could go back and change one thing someone else did, what would it be? J marrying is third wife.


Desmond Jones said...

3) Like you, only one school (and a Big Ten school, at that!); but it took me 5.5 years to get two degrees. . .

14) San Diego is probably my favorite city in the world (close with Toronto)

19) High school was nice; college was better. Being married to Molly is best of all. . .

22) For me, it would be my dad.

25) Either when 7M got run over by the neighbor's car, or when 1F was beaten and raped. . . Somehow, as a parent, it's worse when those things happen to your kids. . .

26) Good advice. . .

Val said...

1.) I'm witcha on the evil power co - that's why I've set it up on auto bill-pay, I don't have to think about it in advance each month (just skim the list later & cringe!)
2.) We TRIED to have a romantic dinner last Sat night, but I don't think it went too well..
3.) Two
4.) Shirt?? (It's hot here in TX so I'm currently just wearing a sports bra - I've been cleaning pets' cages!)
5.) I was already up & checking my email since I couldn't sleep
6.) How much P might resent me for not putting out all weekend
7.) Lack of serious responsibilities
8.) Ditto
9.) The problem as I see it is that all of my Real Loves - the true, enduring kind - have possessed 4 legs & fur. But I'm OK w/that.
10.) Kitty litter
11.) I think marriage turns out to be a raw deal for most women, but still a necessary evil to get along in our patriarchal social structure
12.) ??? sorry, too tired to categorize clearly, I pass
13.) No
14.) I want to go BACK to Auburn & finish what I started; guess that's a subject for my own blog post!
15.) If I had to make a choice, I'd choose relationship, since fortunately I'm pretty well entrenched in my chosen career.
16.) Usually I like to bounce plans & ideas off my oldest & dearest friend KK
17.) Nope, way behind in financial planning - at this rate I'll never retire!
18.) Ah yes, my vanished idealism
19.) No way, Jose - now vet school was pretty decent
20.) Galloping my horse
21.) Local park
22.) Yep probably my mom too
23.) Yes, several (again probably a topic for my own blog post(s)
24.) God I hope not!
25.) I feel like taking the Fifth - but it would have been when my ex stuck a loaded pistol in my face during an argument (don't ask)
26.) Ditto
27.) Yes, keep yourself busy & productive
28.) Only one thing?? Geez, you make it hard! but alright, I wouldn't have brought home that big idiot horse Clyde...
29.) Again, there's too much of this rich buffet to select from - but I would have injected my ex-husband w/enough common sense so he wouldn't have adopted a boy vitually Z's same age w/his skanky GF!

Trueself said...

Des - 3) Slowpoke! ;-)
19) Awwwwww......
25) Yeah, it is worse when it happens to your kids. . .

Val - How ambitious of you to do the whole list with me!
2) At least you tried. . .
9) I think that's closest to unconditional love in this world. . .
25) Wow. Just wow. . .