Monday, June 28, 2010

Copycat me

I'm stealing this from Suzanne. I know you probably don't really want to know all this, but it's been a while since I've felt inspired here and this will fill the time as well as anything else will. :-)

What color are your socks right now? I'm not wearing any. Hold your breath and brace yourself: I'm wearing pantyhose. YES, pantyhose that barbaric hangover from the 80's. You see, our hot water heater isn't working right now. No hot water means no shaved legs which means no skirts without pantyhose which kind kills the idea that wearing a skirt will keep you cooler, but hey -- I look good. That's what matters, right?

What are you listening to right now? A 2.3 hour-long playlist of music from Glee. I'm a sucker for musicals and anything that champions the high school underdogs of drama and choir kids.

What was the last thing you ate? A tortilla with butter and brown sugar for dessert last night. I should probably eat some breakfast. Coffee sounds good too.

Can you drive a stick? Oh yeah, baby. It was all we owned until we had to enter the mini-van stage of life. Becca just bought a car and it's a stick so I got to teach her how to drive it. I REALLY miss it. I think everyone should learn to drive standard. It was a great way to vent anger -- taking a drive in a standard transmission car, listening to loud music. Much better than yelling at people.

Last person you spoke to on the phone? Keith Burley. It's really surprising how much of today's communication comes through email, text, and other electronic/digital means. Phone calls used to be a big part of my day. Not so much anymore.

How old are you today? 42 years, 3 months, and 22 days. Not that I'm counting or anything.

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Curling. It makes me believe that I, too, could be an Olympic athlete. Seriously, though, I'm not much of a sports-on-tv person. I like to keep up with what's going on so I won't feel like a total social dufus, but I've never been sold on the greatness of televised sports.

What is your favorite drink? No contest: Diet Coke with lime from Sonic. Wanna make me really happy? Send me a Sonic gift card.

Have you ever dyed your hair? Oh, hahahahahahaha! Do you not remember the huge discussion that this topic started on Facebook a couple of years ago. SO funny! If you seriously did not take part in that, let me know and I'll send you a link.

Favorite food? All time favorite? My grandmother's oven fried chicken and her Thanksgiving dressing. I also have a strong fondness for Mexican food but prefer chicken over beef any day.

What is the last movie you watched? Toy Story 3. Oh my. Go see this. I laughed out loud more than I have in any movie I can remember AND I cried. BOTH TIMES I saw it, even though I knew what was happening the second time. BOO HOO cried. Seriously -- it's the best movie I've seen in a couple of years.

Favorite day of the year? I'm just keeping Suzanne's answer here: I LOVE that first day when the wind blows in the cooler weather and you just know the weather’s starting to change to fall. Same in the springtime when the cold lets up, the sun begins to change to a brighter color and you can take your jacket off for the first time.

How do you vent anger? Well, I used to go for drives in a stick shift, but that hasn't happened in a while. These days, it usually involves banging around the kitchen muttering things under my breath like: what? no one else in the family can cook or wash a skillet? i don't think so! It's not a very effective method, is it?

What was your favorite toy as a child? I had a couple of baby dolls that I loved, but I was mostly a book person. Don't get between me and my Chronicles of Narnia or Nancy Drew. Don't even think about it.

Favorite Season? Fall. I grew up in an academic world and still live in it. Fall is the true beginning of a new year AND it's the respite from the unbearable heat we have in the south.

Cherries or Blueberries? Blueberries. Blueberry muffins, to be precise. I have strong childhood positive connections to blueberry muffins.

Living situation? Odd question with an odd answer. I live with my husband of 23 years in the house I grew up in. We bought it from my parents about five years ago. Along for the ride with us are all five of our kiddoes, ages 21 down to 11 plus a puppy named Sophee and a Mama Cat with four kittens. If you want a kitten, let me know. It will improve my living situation greatly if you will take one. I'll also have less anger to vent by banging pots and pans around in the kitchen and muttering under my breath.

When was the last time you cried? During Toy Story 3 on Saturday afternoon. It was about the movie but it wasn't about the movie, you know?

What is on the floor of your closet right now? My closet? Uhm -- a few shoes, a couple of storage tubs, and I'm not really sure. It's not cluttered -- I just don't know what's in there.

What are you most afraid of? Physical object: Snakes. Emotional fears: Failing as a parent, disappointing people who are important to me, and not being heard.

Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? I do love a good burger from time to time. Keith Burley makes the best ones and they're slightly spicy. I like ketchup and pickles on them. Other things are nice, but those are the essentials.

Favorite dog breed? Mutts win my heart every time.

Favorite day of the week? Is there any question here? Since returning to the work world, Saturday has definitely been my fave-o-rite day.

How many states have you lived in? Three -- Georgia, Arkansas, Louisiana, then back to Arkansas.

Diamonds or pearls? Pearls.

What is your favorite flower? Purple iris.

Did you get an H1N1 vaccine? Nope. Thought about it long and hard, but no, I didn't.

If you do this on your blog, leave me a link and I’ll come read about all about your silly self.


Stephanie said...

I CAN'T BELIEVE you're wearing pantyhose :-)

Anonymous said...

ok, I would like to do this survey...and just curious about your house--does it look the same as when you grew up in it?

lisa b said...

Hmm -- yes and no. We haven't been able to do any big structural overhauls, but we have repainted several rooms and put new carpet down in every downstairs room.

One of my contingencies of buying it and moving in was that it would not continue to look the same. My family had a lot of struggles when I was growing up and I knew that I wouldn't handle things well (emotionally) if everything looked the same as it had all those years. We still have some changes to make and the kitchen needs a total overhaul, but the rest of the house looks more like me and my now family than my then family.