Sunday, December 07, 2008

The "How Do You Cope?" Meme

1) You and a small group of coworkers are going out after work to celebrate finally completing a big project. How would you prefer to spend the evening? Margaritas at a nearby bar. After a couple drinks, I would slip out and go home.

2) You're in line at the grocery store and the checker is so slow. How do you respond? I check out the tabloids.

3) You have a job interview tomorrow. Do you decide what to wear before you go to bed tonight or will you put something together in the morning? The night before.

4) Does shopping make you feel better when you're stressed? If yes, what do you like to buy? Yes. I enjoy retail therapy. Especially for handbags or fragrance.

5) Does eating cheer you up when you're blue? If yes, what's your favorite comfort food? Yes. I lean to noodles -- mac and cheese, spaghetti

6) Does saying "no" make you feel guilty? Depends on the situation.

7) At a party, you're cornered by a talkative stranger. How do deal with it? I'd excuse myself and hide in the bathroom.

8) Does thinking about the holidays fill you with joy, or leave you feeling anxious? Joy. Even though I won't get it together in time to put my tree up again this year. So I guess I'll make mine joyous with guilt chaser.

9) You are trying to settle a problem over the phone. After pressing 1 for English and keying in your account number, an automated voice asks you to "wait for the next available representative." How long do you wait? 10 minutes. Unless it's something crucial that I have to get resolved.

10) Do you have any tension-related health problems? If so, what are they? I used to have tummy troubles. They're pretty much gone now. I guess I'm more zen than I was in my younger days.

I'm not tagging anyone.
But if you play along, let me know so I can compare your responses to mine.

Thank you, Silver

My blogging buddy over at The Quarter Life Chronicles gave me a heads-up that Jon Hamm was photographed for GQ. I don't know if I'm in love with Jon Hamm or Don Draper, the character he plays on Mad Men. I thnk I'll have to stare it this for a while to figure it out.

Sunday Stealing #11

1. When you buy a greetings card are the words or the picture more important to you? Words

2. Do you ever make gifts for people, if so what, or do you buy them? I don't make gifts. I'm not very handy.

3. Are you going on holiday this year? If so, where? I am ringing in the New Year in Key West.

4. What was the best party you've ever been to? That little bash held in Grant Park on Election Day, Tuesday November 4.

5. If you are married, describe your wedding. If not, what would your ideal wedding be like? I've never been married. If I had wed, I'd want a small, intimate ceremony. City Hall wouldn't bother me.

6. What's the most romantic thing that's ever been said to you? "You have no idea what you mean to me."

7. What's your favorite romantic song? My answer to this changes. Currently it's a little-known Bette Midler song, "Every Road Leads Back to You."

8. Favorite heartbreak song? Likewise, the answer to this changes with my mood. Right now, "If Only You Knew" by Patti LaBelle.

9. Which celebrity would you like a dream date with? Jon Hamm. Don Draper from Mad Men. Sigh.

10. Which female celebrity do you find beautiful? Kerri Russell

11. Which male celebrity do you think is attractive? Jon Hamm. Don Draper from Mad Men. Sigh.

12. Describe the kind of underwear you normally wear. White cotton Hanes.

13. If you could be in a television sit-com, which would you choose? Cheers

14. Which character would you like to be? Rebecca, I guess

15. What are your favorite boy and girl names? Michael and Grace

16. What's your supermarket of choice? Dominick's/Safeway

17. What is your best character trait? I've got guts

18. What is your worst habit? I'm a slob

19. Elaborate on your default icon. If this blog is just "one gal's musings," then I think I should identify myself as THAT gal.

20. What is your current relationship status? Barren spinster

21. Ever have a near death experience? In September, I was almost creamed by a cab

22. Name an obvious quality about you? I'm very verbal

23. What’s the name of a song stuck in your head right now? "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"

24. Name a celebrity you would marry. "Mrs. Clooney" has a nice ring to it

25. Do you like pain? No

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Happy Birthday to me, pt. 6

Tonight my friend John and I went to Shaw's Oyster Bar, where I had fried shrimp and a couple berry martinis. Then we went to see Four Christmases. Both the movie and the dinner were a lot of laughs.