Friday, April 25, 2008

A Good Quiz to Take …

… to help diffuse the tension while watching a nerve-wracking Cubs game (tied 3-3 at the top of the 8th). Naturally, I found it at Kwizgiver's.


What company made your bra? Playtex (Secrets Signature Floral Underwire in beige)

Who is your favorite relative?
That's very hard, but right now -- at this very moment -- my youngest nephew

What annoys you most? Rudeness

Who is the most important person in your life? Another tough one, but right now -- at this very moment -- my best friend

Name one thing you used to do that you are not proud of. Cocaine

Who is the best country artist of all time? Patsy Cline ("I've got these little things, she's got you …")

When's your bed time? 1-ish.

Have you ever had surgery? Yes. Uterine fibroids. It wasn't fun, but it wasn't that serious, either, so I lived to tell the tale.

Is any of your family embarassing? Oh, yes!

What country would you like to visit? England

If you won the lottery, would you give a two weeks notice? Yes

Is weed a drug? Yes

Do you believe in God? Yes

Would you pay five dollars for a gallon of gas? No. I don't have a car, so what would I do with it?

Would you fight for our freedom if asked by this nation? No

Can you lick your nose with your tongue? No

How much alcohol do you drink on a weekly basis? This week (Monday-Friday): one beer and one mixed drink

Would you rather have Marge as a mother, or Homer as a dad? Marge

Do you believe that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? Yes

What's the furthest you've ever been from what you consider "home"? Switzerland

What's your Windows desktop? I'm on a Mac

Have you ever used the patch or gum to try and quit smoking? No, because I've never smoked

What do you REALLY think is going to happen between Heidi and Spencer? I don't watch the Hills, so I don't have an opinion. I do know that once whatever it is happens, I'll find out about it from US magazine.

What's your favorite CSI: Vegas, Miami, or New York? Miami. Though I've never seen New York …

What was the last reason you clapped? Trying to get my naughty cat's attention

Do you have Tivo or DVR? no

What was the last video game you watched someone play? Does Sims count?

Do you paint your nails random colors? No

Whens the last time you ate dinner with your family? Saturday, April 12

Whens the last time you went to Staples? Months ago

Who was the last person who said they loved you? Edgardo

Did you root for the Giants or Patriots in the last superbowl? No

Do you have Netflix? No

Do you like Sci-fi movies? Not even Star Wars

What did you do over last spring break? A spa retreat in Atlanta

What do you think is the most boring sport? NASCAR

Have you ever been to a real NFL football game? Yes ("Bear down, Chicago Bears …")

Whats the last big test you took? Before this one? Last Sunday ("What Your Taste in Chocolate Says about You")

What is the color of the chair you sitting in? I'm not on a chair, I have settled in on my green sofa, Troy

What were you almost named? Jack

What time did u wake up this morning? 6:45

Do you like showering in the morning or at night? Morning

What pair of shoes did you were today? Sandals

Ever done a science fair project? Good goobies, yes! Didn't enjoy them, but they were unavoidable.

What brand of deodorant do you use? Dove

Ever been in a lighthouse? Yes

What are you eating for dinner tonight? Tuna salad sandwich, which I didn't really like because it had too many onions.

How's your day been? It will go from OK to GREAT if my Cubs manage to win this one ...

The happiest 30¢ I could ever spend

On my way back from the gym and McDonald's to my office, I always see the MERRIEST homeless guy. Always in the same spot, beside a row of newspaper vending machines. Our relationship started by him calling out to me, asking if I'll share my lunch with him. I said "no," he laughed and said "God bless you!" and wished me a nice day anyway. This went on for quite a while.

He's so dependable and pleasant that lately I've begun saving the coins I get as change from my lunch to drop in his cup. "Hi, Darlin'!" he calls. It's never more than 30¢, but it seems to make him so HAPPY! I say, "You know our deal, don't you?" And he says, "Yes. You keep the sandwich and I keep the change." And he asks God to bless me and wishes me a nice day.

I wonder how he got here, and why the circumstances that left him homeless haven't made him sullen or angry. I think if, one day, he wasn't out there, I would miss him.