Sunday, October 18, 2015

Sunday Stealing x 2

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That Alphabet Thing Meme

A: Accent --
I'm Midwestern, so I sound like everyone on TV.
OK, yes, I know that's not true, but I have definitely lost most of my western (Colorado-y) drawl.
B: Breakfast --
Usually a bagel with a couple of slices of cheese. We stopped at Bob Evans the other day on the way home and snagged a box of corn muffins on the way out, so I've had one of those the last couple of mornings. So good!
C: Chore you hate --
I hate doing anything with the floor: vacuuming, sweeping, mopping. Frustratingly unpermanent.
D: Dad's name --
He was named after his grandfather (and my brother's son is named after him). It is a name shared by a book of the New Testament and has been in the top 20 names for boys for the past 95 years, dropping more recently. In fact, up until 1980, it was in the top 5 every year.
E: Essential everyday item --
Glasses.
F: Flavor ice cream --
Peppermint or birthday cake.
G: Gold or silver --
Silver.
H: Hometown --
I grew up not too far from where I-70 and I-25 intersect. In fact, US highways 285 and 85 cross less than a mile from the house in which I grew up.
I: Insomnia --
Yes, you rang? ...
Every night.
J: Job title --
"Head of Technical Services" but actually a Reference Librarian also.
K: Kids --
Love 'em. They crack me up, and make me smile and generally hopeful for the future. I have one of my own, although he'll be 23 on his next birthday. On the other hand, my nieces and nephews are all reproducing now, so I have 7 great-nephews with two babies on the way, due in December-ish. They are all The Most Beautiful Kids in the World.
M: Mother's birthplace --
She was born in the same city in which she gave birth to me.
N: Number of significant others --
Just the one at the moment. Seems like plenty to me, or even one too many sometimes. ;-)
O: Overnight hospital stays --
Two overnight stays totaling 8 nights.
P: Phobia --
I'm not a huge fan of crowds.
Q: Quick at --
Alphabetizing.
R: Religious affiliation --
Presbyterian.
S: Siblings --
Once upon a time there were five of us. We're at three and holding now.
T: Time you wake up --
With an alarm, it runs between 5:45 and 7:30. Otherwise, whenever.
U: Unnatural hair colors --
I added some red to my hair for about 12 years until a few years ago. Since then it's been brown-turning-gray.
V: Vegetable you refuse to eat --
Brussels sprouts. They may be the reason I'm not interested in going to Belgium.
W: Worst habit --
Probably a pretty close race between biting my nails and jumping to conclusions.
X: X-rays --
Mostly dental. Some random torso stuff--do mammos and bone scans count?--and my throat (thyroid, parathyroid).
Y: Yummy --
Cookies!
Z: Zodiac sign --
I'm a Scorp.
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Swiped Meme

1. Did someone die in that last movie you watched?
We went and saw A Walk in the Woods a couple of weeks ago. There were no deaths. Well, not exactly "none", but... OOPS? Spoiler alert? (hah) Pretty good, if you're an old fart.
2. Are the trees pretty colors outside for you now or at all?
Ours haven't started changing yet, but those around us are well on their way.
3. Have you ever made a bad first impression on someone's parents?
Probably. I have no idea. Not as a child--I was a good kid well into college. Now, I just don't try very hard unless their child is someone important to me.
4. When's the last time you video recorded something on TV?
We DVR a bunch of shows every week to watch later: CSI: Cyber, NCIS, NCIS:LA and NCIS:NO, Whose Line..., Deadliest Catch, and The Bait, SNL. Beast does Bill Maher's show and several car shows.
5. What is a career you wanted to have when you were younger, and still kind of want to have now?
I wouldn't mind being a teacher, still, if I could just do the teaching part, not the paperwork and parent/admin bullshit.
6. What are your views on sunflowers?
I wasn't aware I needed to have a view on them. I like them. I like their seeds. They need to be planted far from walls or they tip over.
7. What is your favorite incense or candle scent?
"Clean" or vanilla works fine for me.
8. Caramel apples or candy apples?
Caramel always.
9. Have you ever walked into a wall?
I run into walls with shoulders, hips and legs semi-regularly. I ran full-tilt into a wall in gym class when I was 10 or so. Cuz I'm all coordinated like that.
10. Would you ever or do you make your dog wear a bandana?
I have done worse to my dogs in the past, but I no longer have a dog to dress up like Barbie.
11. Do you find dandelions when they're gone all white pretty?
Not particularly. By that point they look like they're weeds, IMO.
12. What makes you laugh?
Baby giggles, silly animals, Whose Line Is It?, puns (smart ones), unexpectedness.
13. The scariest moment of your life?
This past Wednesday was full of Scary. Basically, from 11 a.m. on was one hurdle after another, interspersed with frustration and boredom: figuring out the St. Louis Arch entrance amid the masses of construction, riding up to the top and looking down, waiting for Beast to come back for me in a rather shady-feeling part of town, hearing him say he might be having a heart attack, running to the urgent care to ask for help (their help? calling 911--that's it), driving a rental RV through downtown St. Louis, trying to find a parking place near a hospital I knew nothing about, waiting for treatment (for 5 hours), Beast being in so much pain he was on the verge of throwing up, walking to the parking lot (twice) in the dark in a not-great part of town, driving the RV back across town to an RV site and setting it up, sleeping alone in it, packing it up in the morning and driving BACK to the hospital.... Those were the highlights.
14. What’s the coolest thing you’ve bought lately?
I got some cute S&Ps before vacation went south. And a good overview book about Mary Lincoln.
15. What’s the worst you’ve had to do because of losing a bet?
I don't think I've ever made the kind of bet that requires me to do anything besides pay up. And I never gamble more than I'm willing to lose.

3 sweet-talkers :

Kwizgiver said...

I used to place silly wagers with colleagues. But they were harmless fun, nothing too embarrassing.

Cat. said...

Oh, yeah, football pools or baby's-birthday pools--those are fun. I was thinking more Truth-or-Dare bets. No way!

Zippi Kit said...

Oooooo, "Deadliest Catch". Like that one, too. You certainly had a hulluva Wednesday recently. Gah!

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