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Sunday Stealing: The Triple Threat Meme
Three names you go by, other than your given name:
Smellyann, its predecessor Mellie-Ann, and Mom
Three screen names you've had:
Dillaboo, Smellyann, and my real, full name, which was an accident and became a big joke amongst my friends...
Three things you like about yourself:
I'm creative, I'm intelligent, and I'm freakin' hilarious.
Three things you don't like about yourself:
Being bipolar, being too self-indulgent, and being too shy/mousy with new people & situations
Three parts of your heritage:
I'm roughly 2/3 German/Pennsylvania Dutch, 1/6 Hungarian, & 1/6 English.
Three things you are wearing right now:
A purple bandana to cover my slightly-more-than-stubbly head, now, a striped long-sleeve t-shirt, and tight gray pants that I can't stand to wear because I hate the feel of them against my skin.
Three favorite bands/musical artists:
Eric Clapton, Jewel (the old stuff), and, um,... Kelly Clarkson. Yeah, I love that kid.
Three favorite songs:
Okay, we'll go with ones by each of the above: "Tears in Heaven," "The Morning Song," and "My Life Would Suck Without You"
Three things you want in a relationship:
Total honesty, scintillating conversation, and tons of laughs
Three things about the preferred sex that appeal to you:
Muscular arms, eyes that crinkle when he smiles, and a sharp wit (SCORE!)
Three of your favorite hobbies:
Knitting, paper-crafting, and, duh, this blahg
Three things that scare you:
Losing another child, speaking in public, and leaving my children without a mother like I was
Three of your everyday essentials:
Diet Coke, Internet, & my children's laughter
Three places you want to go on vacation:
Australia's Great Barrier Reef, Japan, and Hawai'i
Three careers you have considered/are considering:
Family court judge, marine biology (check!), and teacher (check!)
Three things you want to do before you die:
See the whole world, go to a gay bar, and visit Times Square for New Year's Eve, brrrr
Three things you want to do really badly right now:
Clean up this house, sell the old house, and move to California!
Sunday Stealing: The Mixed Bag Meme
1. How many songs are in your library?
Ugh. I lost my entire library when my computer crashed. I've got, like, five albums' worth now. Boo.
2. Do you like Christmas music?
Yes, but only for a week or two. Then I am so over it!
3. What magazines do you have subscriptions to?
I get so many free mag subscriptions, it's ridiculous. I have everything from People to Forbes, Martha Stewart Living to U.S. News & World Report, Essence to Latina (though I'm neither black nor Hispanic!)... and sooo many more.
4. What is your favorite scent?
Citrus smells - lemons, limes, and oranges, are my favorites.
5. Do you give money to charity?
6. What is your theme song?
"Crazy," by Gnarls Barkley - it's my ringtone for my therapist, which I find very amusing, and so does she!
7. What's in your wallet?
I don't really carry a wallet so much as wear a little satchel, so I'll tell you what's in that instead: spare coinage, cards of the debit, ID, insurance and voter varieties, cash when I have it (two bucks right now), my kids' gift certificates to Build-a-Bear Workshop right now, a small gold business card holder with a few of my cards in it, and occasionally, I'll stuff my iPhone and lip balm in there.
8. Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?
Most anyone who knows me - even a little bit - will tell you it's the latter, unfortunately. Sometimes it's served me well, though.
9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
You mean like our finances being in the shitter?? That's about it.
10. Do you have a good body-image?
How could I? I don't have a good body. :/
11. How are you spending your holidays?
At home with my family, as per our usual. I like it just that way.
12. What have you been seriously addicted to lately?
Getting rid of as much stuff as possible, in preparation for our cross-country move and an expected down-sizing of our abode!
13. Tell us a secret?
It's not a really a secret - I have few of those, y'know - but in grad school (and now, on Facebook), a girl whose father helped develop Universal Product Codes (UPCs) and their scanners was my pal.
14. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
Thanks to my girl-crushing 11-year-old daughter, "I Knew You Were Trouble" by Taylor Swift. Hey, it's catchy. At least it's not Justin Bieber.
15. What’s your favorite item of clothing?
I don't really pick favorites like that. I'm an equal-opportunity everything. I love that I can fit into lots of my very-skinny hubby's clothes now, but I'm the type of girl who gives preferential treatment to my left hand as much as possible, because I feel guilty when I don't use it as much as my right. Yeah. Can you say "OCD"?
16. Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?
They're okay, but my cereal days are pretty much over now, thanks to my cranky pouch.
17. Is Santa real?
I'd like to be my usual rose-colored glasses self and be all, yeah, the magic, blah blah, but no. No. I told my children the truth about Santa long ago, when they were still quite young. (Not because I wanted to dash their sweet Christmas dreams; rather, they were quite disrespectful of the things we worked hard to provide for them, and I wanted them to develop a respect for their property - and ours - by knowing from whence they really came.)
18. What should you be doing right now?
Knitting, and now I shall do just that.