Monday, September 28, 2009

Everything You Wanted to Know About Me And Are Sorry You Asked

Thanks to all of you who gave your opinion on Friday's post! I'm still working on re-tooling the paragraphs until I get them right. And apparently almost everyone has trouble writing one and two-line trailers. Glad to know I'm in good company!

While I'm working on this, I thought I'd use today's post to answer this quiz that I got from momstheword. Feel free to copy it and answer these questions on your blog, too. Or answer one or two in the comments.

The phone rings. Who will it be?
If it's the Indiana Jones theme song ringtone, it's my husband. Otherwise it will probably be one of my boys, calling to ask me what's for supper.

When shopping at the grocery store, do you return your cart?
If I have one of my kids with me, they return the cart. Otherwise ...

In a social setting, are you more of a talker or a listener?
I try to remember to be a good listener. That way people walk away saying what a great conversation they had because everyone likes to talk. But sometimes if I'm telling a great story, I can deceive myself into thinking it's all about me. Typically I try to save that attitude for my blog. (Aren't you lucky!)

Do you take compliments well?
Give me one and let's see.

Do you play Sudoku?
How can you even ask that? Hello! It's numbers! Just saying the word "Sudoku" gives me a headache. Now I'm going to have to go lie down before I can finish this post!

If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?
Nope. I would shrivel up and die immediately.

Did you ever go to camp as a kid?
Didn't do that either. My sisters went once, and after hearing about their initiation week, I decided that I was too civilized for that kind of harassment and humiliation.

What was your favorite game as a kid?
I always liked playing football until my mother told me I was too old to be out tackling boys anymore.

Could you date someone with different religious beliefs than you?
Not possibly. My beliefs are core to who I am. And dating someone would also be against those beliefs because I'm already married.

Do you like to pursue or be pursued?
Well if you're talking about the romantic sense--I think that would be a little creepy because I'm already married. And my husband would definitely have something to say about it whether I was pursuing or being pursued.

Use three words to describe yourself?
Funny. Late. Tired. (feel free to answer this one for me in the comments.)

Do any songs make you cry?
I can't think of any song that makes me cry every time. And why on earth would I listen to it if it did?

Are you continuing your education?
Life is an education, baby.

Have you ever taken pictures in a photo booth?
Terry and I did when we were dating. I think it's a required thing.

How often do you read books?
All the time.

Do you think more about the past, present or future?
I typically think about the past in conjuncture with the future while I'm living in the present.

What is your favorite children’s book?
I loved the original Nancy Drew series when I was growing up. I checked them out of the library by the armful and devoured eight to ten books a day during the summer. I also liked Rosamund du Jardin's books.

What color are your eyes?
They're green.

Where is your dream house located?
I have a dream house? Where is it and whose been paying the taxes on it? And does it come with a maid?

If your house was on fire, what would be the first thing you grabbed?
I am assuming hubby has already rescued the kids and the pets. I would grab the flashdrive with my books on it.

When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?
Friday night. Did you see me there?

Where was the furthest place you traveled today?
It's six o'clock in the morning. I traveled from my bed to the office across the hall.

Do you like mustard?
I really don't, but I put a squirt of it on my hamburger or hotdog because it doesn't look right otherwise.

Do you prefer to sleep or eat?
I prefer to eat while sleeping.

Do you look like your mom or dad?
Probably my mom.

How long does it take you in the shower?
I like long showers, and I refuse to be hurried. I just don't feel completely clean when I rush.

Can you do the splits?
No, but I fell to the floor in a fit of laughing spasms when I read the question.

What movie do you want to see right now?
None actually. I need to hurry up and finish this blog so I can get ready for work.

What did you do for New Year’s?
That was ten months ago and I'm drawing a complete blank. I got nothing.

Do you think The Grudge was scary?
Is that a book or a movie or a person or what?

Do you own a camera phone?
Yes, but I don't use it because I don't think the pictures are really good quality. Plus, I don't exactly know how to use it.

What’s the last letter of your middle name?
"E". That narrows down the possibilities, doesn't it!

How many hours of sleep do you get a night?
I always aim for eight, but I usually end up with five.

Do you like Care Bears?
No. They're too sugary sweet and cutesy.

What do you buy at the movies?
I don't go to the movies. And I usually do most of my buying at the store.

Do you know how to play poker?
No, but I'm pretty good at Rook.

Do you wear your seat belt?
I usually put it on at some point while I'm driving. But only because my kids complain about the constant chiming the vehicle does until I put it on.

How many meals do you eat a day?
Three, but I also have to have a protein snack mid-morning and mid-afternoon to keep my blood sugar levels from crashing.

Do you like funny or serious people better?
I like people who have a sense of humor, but I also want people to be able to settle down and get serious when the situation calls for it.

Ever been to L.A.?
No, but I think my luggage has.

Did you eat a cookie today?
It's six o'clock in the morning! I don't usually mess up my diet until at least eight.

Do you hate chocolate?
Only non-humans hate chocolate. If you know someone who hates chocolate, chances are they were not born on this planet.

Are you a gullible person?
No, and even when I am gullible, I try to hide it.

Are you easy to get along with?
You tell me.

Hope you have a great Monday!


  1. Funny!~ I agree with the chocolate thing. I'm very human you know. I ate my weight in chocolate cake last week and my skin looks better, go figure.

  2. You sound wonderfully easy to get along with!! And here's another compliment: I really enjoyed getting to know more about you--you sound like a flexible mom, used to lots of activity but knowing what's truly important!

  3. Love Rook!! Do you play Rook high or low?? We looove rook!


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