Saturday 9: Thanksgiving 2010
Fountain Of Youth

Sunday Stealing: Thanksgiving 2010

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What was the last thing you put in your mouth?

A "coopa coofa," as my dad would say. Translation: a cup of coffee.

How late did you stay up last night and why?

If you mean Friday night, I crashed before midnight. If you mean Saturday night, well, it's currently 4:33 AM on Sunday, and I'm still goin' strong! Why? Who knows why? I had a bajillion things to do (laundry, packing, shop reports) to get ready to check out of this resort in the morning and drive to my dad's, and if I slept, I'd oversleep, so...

If you could move somewhere else, would you?

Heck yeah. Don't get me wrong; I'm seriously fond of Virginia Beach. But I love being on the move, on the go. I get bored, and we've been there going on 8 years. Eight years! I haven't lived somewhere that long as an adult, by five years! I told my dad I'd never live in South Carolina (I'm an ardent Southern mentality-loather, sorry), but I'm currently loving Charleston. My heart belongs in Florida, however.

Have you ever been kissed under fireworks?

Sure.  My favorite time was just before 4 July 2001, when I was immensely pregnant with Chloë. We lived in a small shack in Panama City Beach. Across the way, someone in another shack was out in the field, setting off fireworks. We came out of our house to watch. Standing in the driveway together, Rob stood behind me with his arms around my big belly. The 'works boomed and banged, and the baby in me jumped and kicked wildly each time. Did she like it or hate it? I couldn't tell, but I was loving the moment. (Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the kisses. Too bad.)

Do you believe exes can be friends?

Sure they can. I'm friends with several of mine. My husband doesn't love that too much.

When was the last time you cried really hard?

Bunco night. The second Wednesday of the month. And if I don't get ahold of my shrink and get him to send me an emergency script for the meds I forgot to pack, I'll do it again soon!

What items could you not go without during the day?

Diet Coke. My iPhone. Some kind of lip balm (preferably Nivea; that stuff's the best). And an internet connection.

Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?

Stephanie and her new baby, Luke, 13 months ago.

How do you feel about your life right now?

A bit uneasy. Things are tentative on several fronts. But all will be okay in the end.  I know it.

If we were to look in your facebook inbox, what would we find?

Too many unread and unanswered messages! (Sorry, friends!)

Say you were given a drug test right now, would you pass?

Uh, yeah. Of all the possible vices, drugs have never been a part of my picture. (Not that all the rest have, but you didn't ask about those.)

Has anyone ever called you perfect before?

Hardly. But I have been told I have a perfect nose, which is good enough for me. Who wants an ugly schnozz?

Someone knocks on your window at 2:00 a.m.: who do you want it to be?

I can't think of anyone I'd want knocking on my window at 0200! I'd jump out of my skin. If I had to pick, I guess I'd hope it was my sister, Stacey.

Do you think too much or too little?

Entirely too much, if there is such a thing. It never stops. Speaking of which, last night, Sophia was lying next to me in the bed, trying to fall asleep. After a while, she rolled over and told me, "Mommy, I can't go to sleep. My brain thinks of everything all at once." I knew exactly how she felt. Poor kid. Five is too young for that!

Do you believe in fairy tales?

Yes and no. Do I believe in Happily Ever After? Sure, but not Happily-Every-Second-Ever-After. And I'm pretty sure there aren't really any ogres or monsters.

Have you ever licked the back of a CD to try to get it to work?

Is that a thing? I've probably licked my thumb and then rubbed the CD, but I'm not a CD-licker. Or a window-licker, for that matter...

What’s the largest age difference between yourself and someone you’ve dated?

21 years. I was 21, and he was 42. Although "dated" isn't quite the right word. I'm not going to say anything else about that!

Have you ever been on a blind date?

Several. One time, the guy was a devil-worshipper. I never saw him again...! You meet some interesting people in Miami, that's for sure.

Do you have any friends that you’ve known for 10 years or more?

Well, sure, I do. Lots, actually. Wouldn't it be quite sad if I didn't?

Have you ever had a crush on a teacher?

Oh, yeah. Mr. Magnarelli (I know you're cringing, those of you who went to BHS with me) was so cute!

What song do you want played at your funeral?

Something funny. "Another One Bites the Dust" or something. Who cares? I'll be dead.

Would you tell your parents if you were gay?

I guess. I don't know. I'm not, so it's hard to surmise what I'd do if so oriented. But I'd like to think I'd be open about it. 

What would your last meal be before getting executed?

I haven't the foggiest. I can only eat an egg's worth of food now, so it really wouldn't matter. KFC sounds good right now. Do they deliver to prisons?

Do you walk around the house naked?

I sure do, all the time.

What do you do as soon as you walk in the house?

I've told you this before, but I'll tell you again, so you can sleep tonight: I hang up my keys on the hook where they belong, put my sunglasses on the shelf, take off my shoes (tho I've been keeping them on lately for whatever reason) near the front door, walk into the office and put my purse down by the desk.

Who is the person you can count on the most?


What is your favorite Holiday?

Billie, I guess. I don't know any others.

Would you ever get plastic surgery?

Sure. And I'm gonna. About half of my width is taken up by the loose, jiggly skin left over after rapidly losing 200 lbs. It's not a pretty picture (and yet I still walk around the house naked, go figure). I wouldn't touch my face, except maybe to get a chin implant, because I have an insufficient mandible (thanks, Dad). I don't think I'd ever do anything to make myself look younger, though. Oh, and I'm probably going to get new boobs. The ones I have now are so very sad. Like golf balls in tube socks.

Have you ever caught a fish?

Yeah. On a line, in a seine, in a throw-net... I've caught fish, sure.  I don't think I kept any, but the fishing I did was always for science, not sport or food.

What is the first thing you notice about people?

Honestly, it's usually the color of their skin. I'm very aware of that (but in a good way). And then their sex. And then everything else. I notice all of it.

What is the farthest you’ve been from home?

Well, I lived in Guam, so I guess I can't say Guam, since it was home for a brief period. I guess it would have to be our trip to Europe in 2008.

How did you meet your spouse?

We met online. Have I told you this story? If you want to hear the whole thing, leave me a note about it in the comments, and I'll make a separate "how we met" post, 'kay?

Where was the last place you drove (other than home/school/work)?

Friday, I drove from our home in Virginia Beach to here (Charleston, SC). I find it interesting that I drove relatively the same distance to Pigeon Forge, TN, exactly one week before that. The rest stops for that trip, when we had two extra people with us (I'll get to that story eventually), added up to an extra FOUR HOURS. For this trip, our rest stops totaled less than 45 minutes. That includes all stops to eat, refuel the van, and pee! We hauled ass this time.

Well, that was an abrupt end, huh?