Toooooooo Many Questions
April 23, 2008

I saw someone answer these over at Cre8Buzz and since I enjoyed reading Piper's answers, I thought I'd answer them, too. I actually wrote the answers yesterday, but then managed to be too busy to actually post them until this morning. Yes, I am a dork.

Have you ever had mono?

The last place you were (besides now)?
Hmm, in the house or out of the house? Last place I was in the house was the kitchen to do my breakfast dishes. Last place I was outside of the house was out and about for our seven year wedding anniversary last night. (She wanted Red Lobster. Then I got to go to Toys R Us.)

Do you remember anything from being 3?
A LOT, actually. But my favourite memory from being three is this:

We lived in Albuquerque for three months when I was three, and my mother was terrified of the "dirty indians." One day, she decided we'd go shopping up in Santa Fe, in this mall that she'd heard so much about. Turns out, it wasn't the kind of mall she was expecting and as we wandered from "garage sale to garage sale" (she didn't approve of the folks who laid their stuff out on blankets), I grew increasingly more fascinated. We paused to look at one man's booth and I began asking questions. "What's this? What does it mean? Why does it look like that?" He was quite patient with me and I think somewhat bemused. Mom, however, had wandered off, blithely assuming that I was paying attention to her rather than her paying attention to me. She came back just in time to hear me tell the man, "When I grow up, I'm gonna be an Indian, too!"

How many times a day do you drop your cell phone?
.00001 Seriously. It's pretty freaking rare for me to drop it.

The top three things you spend the most money on?
Mortgage. Electronics/Computers/Software. LEGOs.

Last food you ate?
Grilled Steak Taco from Taco Bell. 2 of them. For breakfast. (Bought them yesterday cuz there was nothing left to eat in the house.)

First thing you notice about the opposite sex?
This is a trick question, right?

One of your favorite songs?
Oh bleeding hell. Well, at random, first one to pop into my head is: Unwell by Matchbox 20.

The school you attend(ed)?
Kindergarten, first grade - Austin - Pillow Elementary
Second grade - Austin - St. Louis Catholic school
Third grade - Austin - Pillow Elementary
Third grade through sixth - Arlington - Butler Elementary
Seventh, 1 semester of eighth - Arlington - Nichols Jr. High
Second semester of eighth, ninth - Arlington - Shackleford Jr. High
High school - Arlington - Lamar (there was a threat to move to Singapore my junior year, but we all told Dad hell no.)
Undergrad - University of Texas at Arlington
Grad - University of Notre Dame

Your cell phone provider?
Nextel. We get a discount through my other half's workplace.

Favorite store in the mall?
Ewww, the mall??? GROSS!
If I have to pick something, I guess Hot Topic. Or the Build-A-Bear shop.

The longest job you had?
I taught for 9 years, I guess that was the longest of the two professional jobs I've had.

What do you smell like?
I have a really really really really crummy sense of smell. So, I'll go with the oddest smell that I enjoy: road tar. Smells kinda like bacon frying to me.

The biggest lie you've ever heard?
I've heard so many doozies, it's hard to pick one. I suppose it would have to be when a certain person told me that he and I were saving the world, only it was a secret.

The last time you cried was because why?
When I was in fifth grade and my great-grandmother died.

In your opinion, do long distance relationships work?
They can.

Do you drink coffee?
Ewwww. Umm, I mean, hellz no.

What do you wanna say to your most recent ex?
I hope that one day you are comfortable with who you are and can quit looking for a personality in other people. I hope you find peace and happiness.

What do you remember from being 19?
A lot! Getting chicken pox for the second time; moving out of my parents' house; the first apartment; my first cat; working until midnight and getting home to listening to my ex say how many times my mother had called (starting at 10 p.m.).

Favorite color(s)?

First person on your missed calls list on your cell phone?
Don't think I've missed any this week.

Who is the last text message from?
I refuse to do text messaging.

How many pillows do you usually sleep with?
Two. A regular pillow and my "baby" pillow. I actually kept the "baby" pillow that my grandma made for me until I was in my 30s. By that point the, fiberfill stuffing was ... well, hard as a rock, lumpy and impossible to get comfy. So, I made another one to the same specs and placed a few pieces of the fabric inside with the stuffing of the new one.

Yeah, I'm overly sentimental and attached to things like that.

What are you wearing now?
Green Addidas t-shirt and dark blue running shorts.

How many pets do you own?
Two miniature dachshunds (Scraps is 6 and Scout is 4). Four cats - blended family there - my other half had two when we met and I had two. (Tux is 13, Mishu and Gabby are around 11, Rio is 9) A betta fish named Flash. He is the most stupid and irritating betta I have ever owned.

What are you doing tomorrow?
The same thing we do every day, Pinky.

Can you play ping pong?
Duh. Wait, do you mean competitively? In that case no.
My favourite set is still my Nerf ping pong set.

Favorite food?
I will do damn near anything for really good guacamole. Place some of that in front of me, and I think I would probably continue eating it until my stomach exploded. I have no will power when guacamole is in front of me.

Do you like maps?
I have always adored them. They fascinate me.

Do you like strawberry banana smoothies?
I have never had a smoothie. They don't really sound good to me.

Have you ever attended a themed party?

Have you ever thrown a party?
Mmmm, a couple of house-warming parties. Otherwise, no.

When did you wake up this morning?
3:40 a.m. as usual. The other half has to leave the house at 4:30 a.m. to make it to work by 5 a.m.

The best thing about winter?
Ewwwwww. Winter SUCKS.
I guess going snowboarding is the best. But we didn't even get to do that this year.

Last time you were in trouble with the cops?

What color underwear are you wearing?

Do you think Ryan Sheckler is hot?
Dude, he is a mad skater! Love him. Hot? Dunno, I'm not really the person to ask ....

What are your plans for this weekend?
The same thing we do every weekend, Pinky.

How many days is it until your birthday?
And it's ruined already. Stupid fooken election wrecking my 40th.

What do you want to be when you "grow up"?
A kid.

Are you on a laptop?
I'm using one. But if I was on it, it would probably break.

Are you smiling?
Too sleepy for smiling. Besides, I'm concentrating on this. Duh.

Do you miss someone right now?
Of course.

Are you happy?
Relatively. Be happier if I had a damn job, though.

Have you ever been in the hospital for an emergency?
Twice. First time I was 13 and the neighbor's dachshund bit me whilst I was babysitting the kids. On the upper lip. Perforated the inside, even. Ow.
Second time was for a severe asthma attack.

Last time you ate chicken?
Yesterday. I love chicken.

What jewelry are you wearing?
My LiveSTRONG bracelet.

What are you going to do after this survey?
Go back to bed.

Song you're listening to?
The dogs snoring.

The car you were in last?
My Civic.

Do you like avocado?
Duh. It's the main ingredient in guacamole.

How long is your hair?
Dunno. But I'm getting it cut today. (It's above my collar, but I'm not gonna frigging measure it. Geez.)

What's on your mind right now?
This survey?
Getting a job.

Last show you watched?
Deadliest Catch.

Last thing you drank?
Diet Vanilla Pepsi, the nectar of the gods.

Where did you sleep last night?
In my house. Umm, duh.

Bonus Question ... What is the one phrase you say to your kids, animals, other half that you never thought would be a regular addition to your vocabulary?
Scout, quit trying to bite his weenie!
(The younger of the two dogs, who is also the girl, plays dirty!!!)

When was the last time you smiled?
A little while ago. Watching the dogs play and wrestle. Smiling at the other half as she left for work.

What did you say last?
Yeah. (She wanted me to lock the door after her, since her hands were full.)

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Joe said:

Very cool list. Very Loooong list. I made it, reading it that is, just like you did, writing it that is. I am glad you aren't 'on' your laptop, that would be weird.

April 23, 2008 9:28 AM


Maria said:

I just went into Hot Topic a little while ago and bought a shirt and some tapers. I felt dirty afterwards for some reason...

April 23, 2008 8:57 PM
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