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Archive for September 11th, 2005

Shamelessly cribbed from Philippa’s blog (I tried to insert a link, but it didn’t come up):

FIRSTS
First best friend: Karen Morrissey in Middle Village when I was 6.
First car: 1967 VW Beetle.
First screen name: What’s a screen name? I could tell you my first scream name….
First pets: I know it was a dog, and I know I was around 8, but for the life of me I can’t remember its name. It didn’t last too long.
First piercing: never. Ewwww.

LASTS
Last cigarette: Never smoked.
Last car ride: Yesterday, to Weight Watchers.
Last kiss: Last night, before bed.
Last good cry: In my book, there is no such thing as a good cry. I hate crying.
Last library book: P. D. James’s latest, but I can’t remember the title.
Last movie seen: The American President, on video.
Last beverage drank: Cup of peach tea.
Last food consumed: Chicken thighs, with rice and California-style veggie mix.
Last crush: The Old Pussycat!
Last phone call: Can’t remember!
Last time showered: Last night.
Last shoes worn: New Balance walkers.
Last cd played: Rarely play CDs — who needs ’em when you live in an area with *three* classical-music stations?!
Last item bought: Gardener’s soap from a new shop.
Last annoyance: People who don’t use their heads for more than hatracks. I’m not the brightest crayon in the box, so if I can see a thing, why can’t anyone else?! The really galling part is when they say, “Ohhhh, I never thought of that!”
Last shirt worn: Rose-pink polo shirt.
Last website visited: Blogspot
Last IM: Never did learn how to do this.
Last word you said: “G’night, Sweetheart. Sleep tight.”
Last song you sang: Closing prayer at Vespers.
What color socks are you wearing? Right now? Bedroom slippers!
What’s under your bed? “This house is protected by killer dustballs.”
What time did you wake up today? 3:45 a.m. Don’t ask.

FUTURE
Where do you want to go? Short-term: Church. Long-term: Someplace quiet. You wouldn’t believe how noisy Gonic, NH has become.
Where are you going to live? Right here, for as long as possible!
How many kids do you want? Six. But the two I had are just fine. 😀
What kind of car(s): I’d love it if I could buy another Escort — can’t beat 40 mpg. Failing that, I’d love a Mini Cooper, but they’re expensive as sin.

CURRENT
Current mood: Hey, I’ve been up since 5:00 a.m. Let me wake up first!
Current music: None
Current taste: None.
Current hair: Needs to be brushed, but at long last, my bad-hair days are pretty much over. Menopause is good for something, anyway.
Current clothes: Nightgown, bathrobe, bedroom slippers.
Current color of toenails: Natural, dahhhling!

UNIQUE
1. Nervous Habits: I pick the sides of my thumbs.
3. Can you roll your tongue?: No, and why would I want to?!
4. Can you raise one eyebrow at a time?: Just the right one.
5 Can you blow spit bubble?: Yes. It always impresses babies. 😉
6. Can you cross your eyes?: UGH!
7. Tattoos?: No, absolutely not. I can’t stand them!
8. Piercings and where: See #6.
9. Do you make your bed daily? I air it out first — throw back the covers and let the fresh air kill all the dust mites. Then I shake it out and smoothe it (it’s a duvet), but when I shake it out depends on my schedule.

CLOTHES
10. Which shoe goes on first?: Left.
11. Speaking of shoes, have you ever thrown one at anyone?: No. If I were ever tempted to throw anything at anyone, it wouldn’t be a shoe.
12. On the average, how much money do you carry in your wallet?: That’s classified. But it’s under $100.
13. What jewelry do you wear 24/7?: Wedding ring, engagement ring, gold cross, and watch.
14. Favorite piece of clothing?: At this point, anything that fits. But I would love to find a nice riding skirt in a deep tan (deep, rich brown my second favorite).

FOOD
15. Do you twirl your spaghetti or cut it? Twirl. I never heard of cutting spaghetti!
16. Have you ever eaten Spam? You mean you eat Spam? 😉
17. Favorite ice cream flavor? Sadly, I can’t eat ice cream. But when I could: coffee chip.
18. How many cereals in your cabinet? Three: oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, and Great Grains. I also have a couple of Ezekial cereals, but I find I can’t eat them — they have, shall we say, an unfortunate effect on my digestive system.
19. What’s your favorite beverage? Iced coffee in the summer, peach tea any time of year.
20. What’s your favorite restaurant? A local breakfast/lunch place called Benedict’s. They have the best-prepared, most reasonably priced food, and their kitchen is spotless.
21. Do you cook? Not only do I cook, I cook international. That’s why I hate summer; who wants to eat hot food in the summer?!

GROOMING
22. How often do you brush your teeth? Once or twice a day.
23. Hair drying method? I wash it at night and sleep on it wet. In the morning, it comes out with just the right amount of fluff.
24. Have you ever colored/highlighted your hair? A long time ago, I used to get my hair highlighted red (I love red hair). But it doesn’t take on greying hair, and if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s women with wrinkles and bright red or blonde hair; so I’m not getting it done anymore.

MANNERS
25. Do you swear? On rare occasion.
26. Do you ever spit? One of my least favorite habits (in others – don’t do it myself). I can’t say enough about how it grosses me out.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE
27. Animal? That’s easy – sheep!
28. Food? Anything German. Brings back happy memories.
29. Month? September. No, wait, October. No, wait, I love ’em both.
30. Day? Sunday. Monday’s a close second. I love the feeling of a new work week.
31. Favorite Cartoon Character? I have favorite cartoons, but no one character.
32. Shoe Brand? At this point, anything I can walk in. I have terribly crippled feet.
33. Subject in school? History or English. I hated school generally.
34. Color? Brown.
35. Sport? Bicycling.
36. TV show? NCIS. I used to love JAG, too, but the last two seasons were phenomenally stupid.

IN AND AROUND ROOM
41. The CD player? We have two: one in a boom box, and one in one of those Crosley record players that looks like a 1930s radio.
42. Person you talk most on the phone? The kiddos.
43. Pictures up? I have a few pictures of English cottages in the living room. What I would really love is to frame some of my Thomas Kinkade calendar art.
44. Do you regularly look at yourself in store windows and mirrors? <>
45. What color is your bedroom? Blue-flower wallpaper. But I think we’re going to re-do the room pretty soon, and I will probably look for something green, to go with the rest of the house.
46. Do you use an alarm clock? Not usually. Morning people have built-in alarm clocks, I find.
47. Window seat or aisle? Doesn’t matter, usually, though on a train I do like to look out the window.

LA LA LAND
48. What’s your sleeping position? Right side.
49. Even in hot weather do you use a blanket? I need at least a sheet. But no, I’m not really comfortable without some kind of weight on me.
50. Do you snore? There is a canard to that effect….
51. Do you sleepwalk? No.
52. Do you talk in your sleep? Gosh, I hope not! But how would you know?
53. Do you sleep with stuffed animals? No, but we have a whole menagerie of stuffed animals that take the place of the kids.
54. How about with the light on? I can’t think of a better recipe for interrupted sleep that some light glaring in my face.
55. Do you fall asleep with the TV or radio on? No.
56. Do you sleep with the door shut? Depends. In the summer, when the fan is on – yes. (It pulls in the air more efficiently from the window if the door is closed.) In the winter, when the heat is on, and we like to sleep with the window open – definitely. The rest of the year, no.

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