Saturday, April 18, 2009

I'm It!

*UPDATE* - I don't know WTF is going on with my blog layout, if you're reading this the old-fashioned way.
If you're viewing in Google Reader, you should be able to see the links now (sorry, Tricia!).

It is Saturday night, and instead of being in Austin as planned, I am at home listening to Pandora and playing Scrabble. Ho hum.

So I welcome the chance to fill half an hour until I will allow myself to laze in bed (Thanks, Amanda!)

The rules:
1. Respond and rework. Answer the questions on your blog, replace one question you dislike with a question of your own invention; add a question of your own.
2. Tag eight other un-tagged people.

Why do you blog?
I started a friends-only Livejournal a couple of years ago out of boredom (I was in a position at the time where I had a LOT of free time to fill) - to keep up with friends and share stories. I started this one out of...I don't know, curiosity I guess, to see who would want to read me. Apparently, it's mostly people that want to read about public bralessness (OMG, HERE COMES THE ONSLAUGHT OF GOOGLE HITS).

Good fika place?
Confession: I have never heard the term "fika" before and had to look it up. Wikipedia tells me it is "a social institution in Sweden; it means having a coffee with one's colleagues, friends, date, or family." You learn something new every day.
Unfortunately, I don't have a circle of what I'd consider close friends around here anymore, but on the occasions I am able to spend time shooting the breeze with my homies, I find a kitchen table and a bottle of wine is the best. Does that count?

Do you nap a lot?
I would love to nap more, but unfortunately I'm not a very nap-y person. When the sun is up, I am awake - it takes me a LONG time to fall asleep during the day. And then, it must be for at least 2 hours or I am very cranky - I do not fuck around when it comes to naptime.

Who was the last person you hugged?
J, and I squeezed his ass for good measure. If you were hugging him, you'd find it hard to resist, too.

If you were a tree, what tree would you be?
Dude, I am totally not in a place right now where I can answer this kind of touchy-feely kind of question. I'm going to use my Get Out Of Jail Free card and change this question to:

Why is there a ladder in the office?

Answer: I don't know, but how fucking cute is my cat? My little monkey.

Have you ever had an altercation with the police?
No. I am too much of an obedient firstborn to defy authoity figures.

What was the last thing you bought?
Groceries earlier tonight. MOST. BORING. WEEKEND. EVER.

What are you listening to right now?
J is in the other room, Wii boxing and occasionally cursing. Pandora is playing Yesterday, and I'm singing harmony. I sound fucking awesome.

What is your favorite weather?
I like October - the air is cool and crisp, smells clean; it is no longer 100 degrees outside.

What’s on your bedside table?
Top shelf: Four different kinds of lip balm (literally). Tylenol PM, dish with my jewelry, Itty Bitty Book Light, a coaster, alarm clock.
Middle shelf: A 4-drawer organizer with all manner of junk in it.
Bottom shelf: A basket with back issues of Bitch.

Say something to the person/s who tagged you.
Amanda, I am in total admiration of your dedication in preparing for your run. If I had but a thimbleful of your self-motivation, I could totally come up with a solution for global warming. Or at least clean out my closet. You rock my socks.

If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?
On the lake in Austin.

Favorite vacation spot?

Name the things you can’t live without: Burt's Bees Lip Balm. Flops. Bumble & Bumble hair serum. My wedding ring.

What would you like to have in your hands right now?
My missing kitties.

What is your favorite tea flavor?
Sweet and cold (no lemon). I'm pretty Southern that way.

What would you like to get rid of? J has a hideous plaster, psychadelically painted, Elvis head. Yes, you read that right; behold:

I know, as soon as I saw it, I should have run in the opposite direction. (But have I mentioned the squeezability of his ass?). I apologize if it gives you nightmares. It's starting to crumble (see, even the elements think it's hideous!!!) If this were to disappear in such a manner that would not arouse J's suspicion, I would be so happy I'd make the world (or at least the responsible party) homemade chocolate chip pecan cookies.

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Wherever Jamie is, just to see her and chat.

What did you want to become as a child?
For a long time, I wanted to be a teacher.
I have immense respect for teachers, but I don't know (at least at this point in my life) that it's something I am cut out for. I am not a very patient person.

What do you like better, e-mail or telephone calls?
E-mail, because I can save and re-read.

What do you do when you get time alone?
Drink wine and play Scrabble, listen to music and sing along (loudly).
Okay, my chickens - your turn:

Don't make me send you to the mush pot.


I am Trish Marie said...

Uh. What is going on with your links??? I can't see them!! But do you know how much I secretly like filling these things out?

I stole your Prozac said...

This will be my fun to-do tonight. thanks for including me! I just about crapped my pants when I saw my blog on the list. WOOT.

Also, I am very glad you addressed the ladder in the office thing. Cats being cute is always breaking news.

3rd Wave Inc said...

An alarm clock is a necessity in every household to keep us on time with our daily activities especially if you're always on the go.