Tuesday, July 15, 2008

A Voluntary MeMe

Usually I just hate me-mes, because filling them out requires thought, and I prefer my posts to be written without prior thought. (Does that shock you? No? Oh.) However, today I'm in a quirky mood, and decided to steal a me-me from the Plucky Knitter (who has the most delish yarn, by the way.) Perhaps after filling this out, I'll mop the floors.

I told you I was in a strange mood.

LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATRE? "Get Smart", and I LOVED every minute of it. I was a huge fan of the old TV series, so I couldn't wait to see the new one. I wasn't disappointed at all! (And best yet, no perverted humor that one so often sees in "funny" movies.)

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING? - Jane Eyre. It's been about 5 years since I last read it, and I fell in love with it all over again. She's one of my FAVORITE heroines.

FAVOURITE BOARD GAME? - "Settlers". My husband and I like to play this sometimes with "the brothers" (his family). Needless to say, things can sometimes get very heated. My in-laws take competition SERIOUSLY. I even made Handyman a Settlers cake for his 30th birthday. It looked great until the cat sat on it.

FAVOURITE SMELLS? Gardenias, roses, and all sorts of flowers. I'm not into fruit smells at all. I love the smell of fresh coffee in the morning, or a strong cup of Earl Grey tea. Handyman is right up there on my list, too . . .

FAVOURITE SOUNDS? Crashing waves, hearing a lawn mower from somewhere down the street, and best of all - complete silence. Needless to say, I don't hear the latter that often.

WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD? Being scared for my children. And metal against my teeth. That's pretty awful, too.


FAVOURITE FAST FOOD PLACE? Culvers. Do I hear a hearty "amen" and sighs of jealousy from my family? My family claims to come to visit me. They're really visiting so they can eat at Culvers.

FUTURE CHILD'S NAME? Well, it'll have to start with "D" since we're going alphabetically. NO, I don't plan to have 26 kids. YES, I realize that "G" for Gabriel isn't the third letter of the alphabet. It is, however, the third letter in the Greek alphabet. Alpha, Beta, Gamma . . . (I feel smart.)

FINISH THIS STATEMENT—’IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D…… Travel, and buy ridiculous amounts of yarn. Then I'd buy a bigger attic to hide it in. Then I'd send Handyman traveling so he wouldn't find out how much yarn I'd bought. Perhaps it's a good thing I don't have money.

DO YOU DRIVE FAST? No. I think driving too fast is stupid. So is driving and talking on a cell phone. (Although I make exceptions for highway driving in the Midwest. Do you have any idea how FLAT and straight highways are here? You could rig the wheel to stay straight and take a half-hour nap in complete safety.)

DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL? Only if Handyman's had a full meal.

STORMS–COOL OR SCARY? Depends. I find thunderstorms rather scary/thrilling, but snow storms make me depressed.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR? Since I have no idea what kind of car I presently drive (it's white. Does that help?), I can't tell you. I CAN tell you, however, that it was huge, that it was old, that it was totally uncool, and that it could comfortably fit three bodies in the trunk. Don't ask me how I know that.

FAVOURITE DRINK? Anything with alcohol.


DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI? Absolutely. Love the veggies.

IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE? Red. Green. Purple. Blue. Hey, I'd just settle for having it combed.

NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN? Oh bugger, here goes: Honolulu, Hawaii; Washington, D.C.; Huntsville, Alabama; Fairfax, VA; Shelby, NC; Greenville, SC; Tigerville, SC; Freeport, IL; Ft. Monroe, VA; Phoebus, VA; Lattimore, NC; Denial; There's a few more, but I can't think of them right now.

FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Do they have knitting Olympics? Otherwise, I rather enjoy football, but only because I beat the pants off of my brothers-in-law in the annual "football picks". I have secret on-line sources, but if they asked me how I knew who to pick, I'd put on some inane "blond" expression and say, "well, I like purple better than green . . . " It drove them nuts.

WHATS UNDER YOUR BED? Yarn. Dust. Possibly trolls.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN? Definitely. It could be worse, after all. I could be Handyman.


OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP? Over easy. I should know this, because I eat an egg sandwich at least 5 mornings a week.

FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX? Anywhere I can knit.

FAVOURITE PIE? Rhubarb, definitely.

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR? Don't hate me, but I don't like ice cream. Really. Ice cream could drop off the planet, and I'd only care about it because I'd have a suicidal husband on my hands.

Okay, that's enough about me. Tag yourself, if you're interested!