Thursday, May 16, 2013

About me

I'm six weeks today.  I posted a six weeks pregnant post several months ago and it was the last post I had where I was blissfully ignorant that my pregnancy was gone.  Blech.  So I'm trying not to think about pregnancy and symptoms and worry today (hah!  good luck to me).  I don't feel like working.  So you get one of those random about me Facebook-type surveys!  Lucky you!

1.  Were you named after anyone?
I was named after a song from 1967.   It was pretty popular at the time, I guess.  It's pretty cute and I can sing it horribly off-key if anyone wants to hear it :)

2.  When was the last time you cried?
I haven't cried yet today!  I'm freaking awesome and totally accomplished now!  I did cry last night.  Somehow I was happy, and then all of the sudden I was crying.  Losing all control of emotions is one of the perks of this gig.

3.  Do you like your handwriting?
Sure.  I get told it is too perky sometimes.  How can handwriting be perky?

4.  What is your favorite lunch meat?
ALL OF THE MEATS.  All of them.  Turkey, roast beef, ham, ooh pastrami, ooh salami.  I MISS YOU SO MUCH!!  Stupid listeria issues with pregnant woman eating deli meat.  If this is a successful pregnancy, you bet your ass I'll be stuffing my face with sandwiches in about 8 months.

5.  Do you have a pet?
I do not have a pet.  I have THE pet.  The best pet.  The cutest pet.  He's a dog.  His nickname is moose. He dresses as a turtle for Halloween sometimes.  He has single-handedly (pawedly?) turned many an animal-hater into a lover.  He is almost 11, and furry, and cuddly and I will miss him horribly when he is gone.

6.  If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Probably.  I'm guessing I would drive me nuts though.

7.  Do you use sarcasm often?
Absolutely never.  I'll let you read into that what you will.

8.  Do you still have your tonsils and appendix?
Yes and yes.

9.  Would you bungee jump? 
Absolutely.  I hope it is when I'm an Amazing Race contestant.

10.  What is your favorite cereal?
Rice or Multi-Bran Chex when I'm feeling adult.  Cinnamon Toast Crunch when I'm feeling like a kid.

11.  Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
No.  Waste of time.

12.  Do you think you are strong?
Not really.  Maybe emotionally, but not really physically.

13.  What is your favorite ice cream?
Ben & Jerry's Phish Food

14.  What is the first thing you notice about people?
Their shoes and how their pants lay on their shoes.

15.  Red or pink?
Depends on the shade.  I don't like primary color red and light pink.  I like dark pink and dark red.

16.  What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
Oh, where to begin.  Least favorite is probably my tendency to get really sweaty when I'm anxious or nervous. 

17.  Who do you miss the most?
I haven't lost that many people (knock on wood).  I would say my grandparents on my dad's side.  They were rock star grandparents and would totally be rooting us on right now.

18.  What color are your eyes?

19.  What color pants and shoes are you wearing?
Jeans week at work (yay!) with black flats

20.  What is the last thing that you ate?
Rice Chex with blueberries this morning.  Chicken paprikash and Phish Food last night.

21.  What are you listening to right now?
The new Vampire Weekend album. It's really good!

22.  If you were a crayon, what color would you be?

23.  Favorite smell?
I'm not much of a smell person.  Probably lemons.  And paprika.

24.  Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
The artist in Oklahoma that is doing a custom piece for our entryway.  It is going to be so freaking cool.  It's a wood piece with different types of reclaimed wood painted different colors. 

25.  Do you like thunderstorms?
Generally yes, but the moose likes to bark at thunder incessantly.  I think he truly believes he has the power to make it stop. 

26.  Favorite sports to watch?
College basketball without question

27.  Hair color?
Dark brown

29.  Do you wear contacts?
Sometimes contacts, sometimes glasses.  I'm super near-sighted.   If you think you are blind, I'm guessing I'm still about twice as bad as you.  It's not a competition, just a fact.

30.  Favorite food?
Anything that doesn't have peppers.  T knows the answer to this is sushi if he is ever in a sudden death "how well do you know your wife" trivia contest.  But in reality, it is everything under the sun.  I love cooking and I love food.  My top 3 favorite plates ever were the foie gras at Picasso in Vegas, the honey and cheese plate at La Folie in San Francisco, and the macaroni and cheese at Jethro's BBQ in Des Moines.

31.  Scary movies or happy endings?
Scary movies.  Unless we're talking about the TV show, the Happy Endings.  I hope it gets saved by USA.

32.  Last movie you watched?
Upstream Color.  "A man and a woman are drawn together, entangled in the life of an ageless organism".  I'm pretty sure I loved it, but it was so trippy I would need to watch it again to be certain.

33.  What color shirt are you wearing?
Black and white

34.  Summer or winter?

35.  Hugs or kisses?
Both at the same time

36.  Favorite dessert?
The Chocolate Bag at McCormick & Schmick's.  (The version with white chocolate mousse.  Not the poor man's version with stupid vanilla ice cream)

37.  What book are you reading now?
A Tale of Two Cities.  It's my favorite and I try to reread it every few years. 

38.  What is on your mouse pad?
Wine corks at home.  (A picture of, not actual corks)

39.  Rolling Stones or Beatles?
T will kill me, but I pick Rolling Stones.

40.  What is the farthest you've been from home?
Probably Frankfurt, Germany

41.  Where were you born?
St. Charles, Missouri

And I'm spent :)  I should probably actually work now.  Stupid work.

Have a great day!


  1. I so now want mac and cheese from Jethros! YUM!!!!! Love that stuff!

  2. I didn't know you were from Missouri! I lived in Columbia for 22 years of my life before we got shipped down to Mississippi.

    I've heard so many good things about Phish Food, but I've never tried it. I'm thinking I should pick some up next grocery trip.

    It's on my bucket list to bungee jump at least once in my life, however, being on TV, not so much.

  3. lol You're so cool! Happy ICLW!



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