Thursday, November 30, 2006

It's Easier to Just Answer the Questions

I got this from Lisa. Thanks, Lisa!

100* things that you may not know about me: (Although by this point, you know a helluva lot)

*100 minus #5,25, 28, 60, 72, 75, and 93. Go figure. If you have a question of your own, I'll answer it.

1) Are you in a complicated relationship?
Marriage is always complicated. You have to share everything. And compromise. And take someone else’s feelings into consideration. It’s exhausting, let me tell ya.

2) Do you hate more than 3 people?:
Hate is such a strong word. I intensely dislike some people but not hate. Peace and love, baby.

3) How many houses have you lived in?
This is an interesting question for a military person. Let’s see *counting on fingers and toes* 12 that I can remember. That’s not counting apartments which is a home but I guess not technically a house.

4) Favorite candy bar?
Candy bar—Snickers; Favorite candy—Godiva Peppermint Truffles (I always get some in my stocking because I’m a very good girl.)

6) Have you ever tripped someone?
Heavens no. I wasn’t in that clique in high school.

7) Least favorite school subject?
PE—I joined choir so I wouldn’t have to humiliate myself by trying to be coordinated and athletic. I figured school itself was humiliating enough.

8) How many pairs of shoes do you own?
Not as many as I’d like to.

9) Do you own a Britney Spears CD?:
No. But I admit to downloading “Toxic” (I’m so embarrassed)

10) Have you ever thrown up in public?:
Considering everyone in this house but me had the stomach flu at Thanksgiving, let’s not talk about throwing up, please.

11) Name one thing that is always on your mind:
You wouldn’t believe how long I had to think about an answer for this question. I’m always thinking about things I need/should/want/have to do. That’s why I don’t sleep well at night.

12) Favorite genre of music?:
I like pretty much everything, but I’m so flighty that I don’t like just one thing for very long.

13) What is your zodiac sign?:
Taurus. I used to know my moon and ascendant signs, too, but I forget. I think they’re Cancer and Libra. I know something is Libra considering that way I’m always listening to every point of view and saying, “You make a good point, too.”

14) What time were you born?:
I think my mother would be better at answering that question. I don’t remember much about that time in my life.

15) Do you like beer?
You haven’t been reading this blog very long have you? Yes, I like beer. I’m actually a beer snob.

16) Have you made a prank phone call?:
I don’t think so. I might have when I was younger, but I’ve blocked out most of my childhood.

17) What is the most embarrassing CD you own?
I guess Robbie Williams. But I can’t help it; I like him. My hubby would say the most embarrassing are the Marilyn Manson songs on my iPod, but those are just songs, not the whole CD. But I have to admit that when I downloaded the Manson songs, I looked down at my iPod and the screen said, “What the f**k is that?”

18) Are you sarcastic?
Oh nooooooooooo. I’m not sarCAStic.

19) What is your favorite color?
This, too, changes with my moods, but usually earth colors—greens, browns, oranges

20) How many watches do you own?
More than I can keep track of, and all of them need a new battery. I have a bit of a watch fetish.

21) Summer or winter?
Winter. Unfortunately, my hubby would answer summer. We have to retire in different parts of the country.

22) Is anyone in love with you?
One that I’m pretty sure of. And who knows? There maybe someone pining away for me that I don’t even know about it. I like to think it’s George Clooney.

23) Favorite color to wear?
Most of things I own are different hues of browns and greens. And a lot of black, but I don’t think there’s a different hue for black. They’re just black.

24) Pepsi or Sprite?
Diet Sierra Mist. Ha! Take that conformists!

26) Where is your second home?
You’d think by my past writings that it would be a bar, but actually it’s the Hy-Vee grocery store because I’m always forgetting something on my list, dammit.

27) Have you ever slapped someone?
No, but I’ve slugged someone. Just kidding. Peace and love, baby.

29) How many lamps are in your bedroom?:
One. That’s a weird question. Why do you care?

30) How many video games do you own?:
None. Those things make me very nervous. There’s always something chasing you and you have to destroy it before it destroys you.

31) What was your first pet?:
Tippy, a border collie who was black except for a tip of white on her tail. Get it? Tippy, tip of her tail. Cute, huh?

32) Ever had braces?
Yes, but only on the top, but it was still horrible. Oh! Quick story. When I went in to get the mold done of my teeth prior to getting the braces, the dentist had a hard time finding a tray small enough for my mouth. So, I went home and told my brother that I did NOT have a big mouth. He said, “Yeah, you just use yours a lot.” He’s always been quick.

33) Do looks matter?:
Well this is a tricky question. If I say yes I’m a shallow, the-wrapping-not-the-package-kind of person, but if I say no, I’m a liar.

34) Do you use chapstick?:
So much so that if you kiss me you get “chapstick kisses”

35) Name 3 teachers from high school:
Mr. Brewer (the liberal rebel) Mrs. Sinor (the clepto) and Mrs. Rife (who always smelled like a rose…bush)

36) American Eagle or Abercrombie?:
I should know what those are, shouldn’t I? I’m more of an LL Bean and Eddie Bauer kind of gal.

37) Are you too forgiving?:
Hell no. Well, ok, I can forgive. I don’t forget very much, but I can forgive.

38) How many children do you want?
Have you been talking to my mother? I’ve never really heard a clock ticking, so I’m not planning on any. I like kids, I just don’t want any of my own. Except around the holidays, and then I want to be an Osmond (except for the Mormon part).

39) Do you own something from Hot Topic?:
Is this something else that I should know and will be showing how totally unhip I am by admitting that I don’t? (Just looked it up on the Internet. God, I’m old.)

40) Favorite breakfast meal?
Granola and vanilla yogurt. At least I start out healthy.

41) Do you own a gun?:
No, not personally, but hubby does. And since they are in the house, I know how to use them. But I don’t like them. And for safety reasons, the ammo is stored separately from the guns. And I don’t know where the ammo is, so I’d have to rely on the fear of the sound of a rifle pump to scare off a burglar.

42) Ever "thought" you were in love?:
“Thought”? What kind of “insinuation” is that? You mean he doesn’t love me?

43) When was the last time you cried?
I’m a pathetically persistent crier. And with Christmas commercials and movies every where, I’m crying all the time.

44) What did you do three nights ago?:
Every night I’m knitting furiously to get that shawl done for my grandmother for Christmas

45) Olive Garden?
No thank you. There are so many better Italian restaurants in town. Actually, I’m not a big fan of any of the “chain” restaurants—Chili’s, Applebee’s, TGIFridays. I think they’re all the same, they just changed the name to protect the innocent.

46) Have you ever called your teacher 'mommy'?
Am I missing something here? I don’t get it. I haven’t, but then I don’t think I even called my mom “mommy.”

47) Have you ever been in a castle?:
Yes, we went to several in Scotland and England. And I’m sure that in a past life I was a queen somewhere, but since I wouldn’t bear children, I was probably locked up in a tower or beheaded.

48) Nicknames?
I’ve never had a nickname, that’s how totally pathetic I am. My hubby used to call me “sweetness” but hasn’t in a long time. Well, now I’m really depressed.

49) Do you know anyone named Bertha?
You’re just desperate now, aren’t cha. Bertha? No. But I had an Aunt Bert. Hey, maybe her name was Bertha?

50) Ever been to Kentucky?:
Yes, I love Kentucky. I would live there. It’s a beautiful state with bourbon distilleries. How great is that?

51) Do you own something from Banana Republic?:
OK, enough with the fashion requirements! This is not subtle. You’re a clothes snob, aren’t you?

52) Are you thinking about somebody right now?
Yes, George Clooney from the question 22. I’m thinking I should change that to Gerard Butler.
53) Ever called somebody 'boo'?
No, but that is cute, isn’t it. I know a lady who called her husband “puddin” and another who called her husband “sugar nugget.” So, by comparison, “boo” is kinda cute.

54) Do you smoke?
No. But I do crave a cigarette when I’m reading James Ellroy or in a jazz bar.

55) Do you drink?
Well, yeah. Ya kinda have to to stay alive. Oh, you mean alcohol. Yes. See, I knew you weren’t reading my blog.

56) Are you happy with your life right now?
Oh please, let’s not get into this. I’m not in the mood for group therapy.

57) Do you like your hair?:
Actually, yes, I do. I have great hair. It’s thick and wavy and curly and even looks great after riding in a convertible. And right now it’s a lovely shade of dark brown with hints of red.

58) Does anyone have a crush on you?
If they do, they’re doing a damn fine job of keeping it a secret. And I could use an ego boost here, so I’d like to know.

59) What were you doing in May of 1994?
I was living in upstate New York, working at Martin Marietta (before it became Lockheed Martin) and probably still shoveling snow.

61) Do you own a Backstreet Boys CD?:
No. But again, I did download one of their songs onto my iPod. I don’t remember which one, but it doesn’t matter because I think they were all the same song, just different titles.

62) McDonalds or Wendys?
Wendy's by far. But if there’s a Sonic close, I’d rather go there.

63) Do you find yourself attractive?:
Again with the tricky questions. If I say yes, I’m an egomaniac. If I say no, I’m a pathetic loser with no self-esteem. Hey, wait a minute. I am a pathetic loser with no self-esteem. Guess that answers that. Besides, how can I "find" myself attractive. Do I just look in a mirror one day and say, "There you are! And aren't you attractive!" Not likely.

64) Are you closer to your mother or father?:
Mother. And again, I’m not in the mood for group therapy, so let’s not get into my relationship with my dad, OK?

65) Favorite physical feature of the preferred sex?:
“The preferred sex”? Well, aren’t you politically correct and non-offensive. I tend to notice the face and shoulder area first. Strong arms with which to hold me. Isn’t that sweet? Unless of course he’s nekked.

66) Are you afraid of the dark?:
No, of course not. Heh. I’m an adult, after all. I don’t have to sleep with a light on. Why do you ask? Who have you been talking to?

67) Have you ever eaten paste?
No but I’ve chewed on some pencils.

68) Do you own a webcam?:
No. I’m thinking of becoming a Luddite as long as I don’t have to give up my iPod.

69) Have you ever stripped?
Not in public, no ;)

70) Ever broken a bone?:
No, I’ve led such a boring life.

71) Are you religious?
Sneaking in the hard questions, are we? Well, I guess I am. But I have so many questions and sometimes think my faith is more out of not knowing anything else than truly knowing and accepting.

73) Pringles or Lays?:
Walker’s Cheese and Onion crisps. I loved those when we were in England. Over here I usually get Kettle Chips if I’m craving potato chips. You had no idea there was so much to choosing chips, did you?

Is that 100 yet? No? Sheesh.

74) Have you ever broken someone’s heart?:
That’s me: Heartbreaker Kell.

76) Full House or The Brady Bunch?:
Brady Bunch. Duh.

77) Did you like your high school guidance counselor?
I had a high school guidance counselor?

78) Has anyone ever called you a tease?
Yes, the owners of all those hearts I broke. And I am not a tease. I’m a flirt, there’s a difference.

79) Do you have a birth mark?
I have several, actually. One on the inside of my right arm and one on the back of my left calf. And the gynecologist said that I have a . . . well, never mind.

80) Do you work?:
Constantly. Life is work. Oh, you mean something I get paid for? No. I’m leeching off my husband at the moment.

81) Can you cook?:
Darlin’, if you don’t come away from my home without a full belly and a smile, you’re taste buds are dead. I don’t admit to being good at much, but I am a good cook.

82) Four things that annoy you:
You’re going to make me limit this to 4? People using wrong pronoun case in a preposition, people who speed up in the lane that’s closing just to push their way in further up, people talking on their cell phones, just people, actually

83) Do you text message often?:
I don’t even know how. But if it’s another way to NOT talk on the phone, I’m all for it. I hate talking on the phone.

84) Money or love?
You wouldn’t believe how long I stared at this question trying to decide on an answer. I’m becoming very jaded as I get older. Can’t I have both?

85) Do you have any scars?
Yes, all emotional.

86) What do you want more than anything right now?:
To be on question 100.

87) Do you enjoy scary movies?
Yes, I love scary movies. But I don’t find excessive violence and gore scary, just disturbing.

88) Relationships or one night stands?:
Will you still respect me in the morning?

89) Big Red or Juicy Fruit?
I’d have to say Juicy Fruit because I’m allergic to hot cinnamon gum like Big Red. I love it, but it turns my tongue white and it itches. Boy, is that a weird feeling.

90) Do you enjoy greasy food?
Way more than I should. That’s why I have a gym membership.

91) Have you seen all the Rocky movies?:
No. How many are there now?

92) Do you own a box of crayons?
Yes. I’m very comfortable with my inner child.

94) Who was the last person you said 'I love you' to?
Well, my hubby of course. Are you trying to get me into trouble?

95) Who was the last person that made you mad?
Probably some conservative pundit. They always make me mad.

96) Who was the last person that made you cry?:
Well, that was probably my hubby, too. But if I’d stop imagining what I think he’s thinking instead of him letting me know what he thinks, then I probably wouldn’t get myself all upset over nothing. Ya think?

97) Who was the last person that made you laugh?:
Billy Connolly. I watched one of his concerts recently.

98) Who was the last person to text you?
Hello! I don’t know how to text. Aren’t you paying attention?

99) Who was the last person that called you?
Whew! I guess this means the government hasn’t tapped my phone. The last person who called me was my friend Rhonda, who has 2 Great Danes and wants me to get one, so she told me about one at the local humane society. She’s a bad influence, she is.

100) Who's your cell phone provider?
This is the last question and you’re asking who my cell phone provider is? How disappointing. You couldn’t ask something philosophical like “What is the meaning of life?” or something really personal like “What’s your favorite sexual position?” or even “What’s the real color of your hair?” *Sigh* OK. I use Verizon. Happy?


Newt said...

"20) How many watches do you own?
More than I can keep track of, and all of them need a new battery. I have a bit of a watch fetish."

Me exactly. I just took a few in because I found myself thinking of buying one so I had an actual working watch. Why it's so hard to go get a battery (or 20) I will never know.

I loved ALL 100. This was so fun to read! And a very enjoyable way to start off my Friday morning.


Jay said...

Those were great answers.

"91) Have you seen all the Rocky movies?:
No. How many are there now?"

You saw the first one. Don't you remember? We saw it at the Lyric Theater in Harrison. We were all chanting "ROCK-EEEE, ROCK-EEE" LOL

Betty said...

I'm gonna have to steal this one, too. You know I'm a sucker for these things. lol Don't you dare get a Great Dane! They are too big to sit in your lap and snuggle.

her indoors said...

like no 86 ha ha and no 81, i am over there!

Kell said...

Newt--I read your list, too. It was awesome.

Jay--yes, I do remember that. And I'm pretty sure I saw the second one or whichever the one with Mr. T was, but I think that's it.

Mom--A Great Dane will too sit in your lap. But maybe not so much as snuggle and slobber.

her indoors--Welcome! The more I can cook for, the better.

Ch3ll3 said...

82) Four things that annoy you:
You’re going to make me limit this to 4? People using wrong pronoun case in a preposition

That's me, isn't it? I can't remember a darn thing about the grammar classes I took. It bothers me too. Perhaps that's something I should look into... Meanwhile, if I do make mistakes, I'm totally open to knowing about them. :o)

So this meme started off my weekend and I loved it! You have such a delightful sense of humour, dark brown hair with red bits, a watch fetish, you love earth colours, and you love to cook! *happy sigh* I just know we'd be friends in real life.

Oh! And like Betty, I'm stealing this one.

Kell said...

Chelle--the only reason it bothers me so much is that it's a trend that was started by journalists for crying out loud and politicians who think it sounds smarter to say, "He wants a meeting with you and I" instead of the correct, "you and me." Now I ask you, would you say, "He wants a meeting with I"? No! So, why say I just because it's now a compound. Drives me crazy.

I'm heading over to read yours now.

Susan said...

I love these, they are so fun! And the things you find out about people...

BTW...Georgie has a secret thing for ME not you! tee hee