Saturday, November 24, 2007

Brazenly stolen from Kwizgiver

My mood has swung and I'm feeling bleak right now. Knowing it's just perimenospausal hormones screwing with my head doesn't make it hurt any less. "Nobody loves me, everybody hates me. Guess I'll go eat worms." Or perhaps I'll distract myself with this meme, which I found at Kwizgiver's place.
Completely, Ridiculously Random

What is the single largest item in your house?
How well can you write your name with your non dominant hand? Not well at all
What color is your bedroom? Blue
What type of computer mouse do you use? None -- touchpad
What is your earliest memory? Leaning on the ottoman, looking out the window at "the old house" (I was about 3)
Have you ever jumped off of a high dive? No
Do you take vitamins? Yes
Do you like to color inside the lines? At times
What do you have set as your home page? AOL
Do you have your own radio? In the shower
Where would you hate to have to work? Food service
Who is on your speed dial? At home: nobody. On my cell: voicemail, cab company, work, my best friend, my theater buddy, work and the vet
Do you prefer lightbulbs or candles? Bulbs
How much money did you spend today? Less than $50
What are you sitting on right now? Sofa
Do you look at yourself when you pass by reflective surfaces? Yes
Would you ever get plastic surgery? No
Did you play with shaving cream when you were a kid? No
How big is your bed? No
Do you like the smell of axe? I don't know
What is your favorite flavor of lifesavers? The white mint. Is that spearmint, wintermint or peppermint? I'm confused.
Have you ever seen a volcano? Yes, but it wasn't currently active.
What is the best halloween costume you have ever worn? Harpo Marx
What kind of soap do you use? Tiramisu liquid soap
Can you snowboard? No
How many icons do you have on your desktop? Three
What is the biggest amount of money you have ever had at one time? $200
Do you understand how telephones work? Can I dial it? Yes. Do I understand the inner workings, or the satellite towers, etc.? No.
Do you write notes on your body? No
What is the prominent color in your closet? Blue
What is sitting next to you right now? My cat, Charlotte Anne
Do you believe in lots of conspiracies? No
Do you own any really old video game systems? No
Are you good at baking? No
Have you ever made your own clothing? No
How many doors does your house have? 1 (it's a condo)
Do you prefer tootsie pops or blow pops? Tootsie
Do you sneak into movie theatres? No
Are you a really fast text messager? No
Do you have anything you keep on you 24/7? Light in the dining room
Do you usually write in print or in cursive? Depends
What was your first job? Babysitting
Do you prefer crushed ice or cubed? Cubes
What print is on your plates or cups in your kitchen? Solid blue stoneware
Have you ever made a mixed cd for someone? Yes
What do you want to buy from an infomercial? the nifty "green" bags that keep produce forever
Do you believe that animals have souls? Yes
What word/phrase do you find really annoying? "Walk the walk"
Do you have a lava lamp or a black light? No
Do you find yourself not having enough electrical outlets? No
What is the longest you can wait patiently? With iPod -- forever; without iPod -- 10 minutes
Have you ever been under anesthesia? Yes
Are your fingernails long or short? Short
Are you afraid of bright colors? No
Has anyone ever accused you of being gay? Yes
Can you tell people honest things to their face? Yes
Would you rather eat grits or oatmeal? Oatmeal
Do you own a kite? No
Have you ever run down and up escalator or vice versa? No
What do you think of clothing for pets? Depends on how the pet is reacting. Sometimes dogs look miserable or embarrassed, and I hate that.
Do you tend to want things you cannot have? Yes, yes, yes
Is it true that you can be anything you want to be? No.
Were your parents honest to you about serious things when you were little? As well as they understood the issues at hand.
Would you ever dye your hair purple? It was called eggplant when I did it, and hey, it was the 1980s
Who do you think should play you in a movie? Carrie Fisher
Would you ever kill someone? I can't imagine a situation where I would
Do you prefer stripes or polka dots? Dots. Stripes make my ass look soooo big.
Do you dot your is and cross your ts? Yes.
Are you double jointed in any way? Just my index fingers
What kind of super power do you wish you had? Flying
Are you easily offended? Today, yes!
How often do you watch the news? Constantly
Do you have nightmares very much? No
Which power ranger was your favorite? Don't remember any of them
Did the movie Jaws ever scare you? No
Have you ever cried to get away with something? No
What do you think of feminists? Well, I am one, so I can't be objective
Are you friends with anyone famous? No
Do you lack common sense sometimes? Yes
Are you afraid of snakes? No
Do you use recycle bins at your house? Yes
How hot do you like the water in your shower? Closer to hot than warm
Do you ever walk around your house naked? All the time
What is your favorite art form? Words
Do you want to be bilingual? No
Is energy wasted on little kids? No
Do you lie to make people feel better? Yes
How many times a day do you look at the clock? Lots
Do you like to organize things? No
Are you going to have smile lines or frown lines when youre older? WHEN I'm older? Baby, I'm there. Mostly it's wrinkles around my eyes.
Do you floss your teeth every day? Yes
Do you like the game red rover? No
Which is better, thick crust or thin? Yes
How good are you at keeping secrets? No
What stupid little thing really stresses you out? Being waited on by that sullen, rude bitch Vicki who works at the local post office
Can you remember what you wore yesterday? Yes, jeans and a gold/green/brown sweater
Which Disney parks have you been to? World and Land
What do you think the drinking age should be? 18
Do you like to wear socks? Sure
What is the last cartoon you watched? I truly can't recall
What does your bed comforter look like? I have a nice, blue floral bedspread instead

Well, that certainly was completely, ridiculously, random, wasn't it? If you do it, let me know so I can check out your answers.

Why, you'd think I was a Cub fan or something!

Birthday gift tally:

Cub-related presents lead the way. I've received a Cubs glow-in-the-dark pen (selected by my second-grade nephew and paid for with his own money), a Santa-is-a-Cub-fan (of course he is!) ornament from my Mom, and a book about Cub fandom from my friend "John," who knows nothing about baseball except that it's healthy young men looking fine in tight pants.

Paul McCartney is a close second: I guess that's because it's hard to tell which I've loved longer -- my romantic troubadour or my heroes in blue. So far I've received a Beatle book from my oldest friend and a set of McCartney (solo) concert DVDs, also from "John."

Non-themed gifts include Robert the demonic doll, an afghan, various skin lotions, a book about evading zombies, the roses from my niece and nephew in California, and a gold and black watch (also from my mom).

I believe I still have two gifts left out there somewhere … unless I'm a greedy, presumptuous gal who should just be satisfied with birthday booty already received.