Sunday Stealing: The Ace Meme, Part One
23 January 2011
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1. ONE OF YOUR SCARS, HOW DID YOU GET IT?
Let's see... I have burn scars on my legs from when I was 8 years old. My family was watching Porky's II, and my stepmother was frying chicken in the kitchen in the next room for my dad, who didn't want the pizza the rest of us were having. We got engrossed in the movie. The chicken caught on fire, and flames were shooting upward from the pan to the ceiling. My dad, not finding any baking soda, grabbed FLOUR instead. (stupid, don't EVER do that!) The pan burst into bigger flames, of course. He grabbed the pan and carried it past all of us in the living room, out to the garage. He didn't want to get grease on his precious cars, so he walked back into the living room to go out the front door instead. The pan handle started to get too hot, so he dropped the pan, splashing fiery-hot grease all over my oldest stepsister and me. She got all the attention for her burns, and while I was shrieking, they just kept telling me to shut up because they thought I was scared. No one realized I had been burned until much later. It was pretty traumatic for me. The scars (both physical and emotional) are mostly faded now, though.
2. WHAT IS ON THE WALLS IN YOUR ROOM?
I guess you're talking about my bedroom? We have an Asian-eclectic thing going on in our room. There is a koi fish print my SIL gave me for a birthday present, and a huge framed set of knick-knacks I gave my husband for an anniversary present. In that are the wooden fan I bought him in Guam, a set of special chopsticks, and a medallion my friend Nicole gave me for a present once. In the back of the frame, I have an envelope that stores the fortunes from fortune cookies for all the times we've eaten Chinese together. We had Chinese food on our first date, and that's in there (not the food but the fortune)! We also have a big oriental-style shelving unit/candle holder above our headboard at the bed.
3. DO YOU SNORE, GRIND YOUR TEETH, OR TALK IN YOUR SLEEP?
I have snored badly my whole life, but I'm told it's much better now that I'm not fat anymore. (Although I still think I'm fat!) I don't grind my teeth, but I do clench my jaw. And I talk often in my sleep!
4. WHAT TYPE OF MUSIC DO YOU LISTEN TO?
I listen to all different genres, but I'm NOT a fan of Country or Gangsta Rap. I confess I'm a big fan of pop music, especially from the 80s, although I often sit here and listen to classical while I work.
5. WHAT TIME WERE YOU BORN?
I don't have a clue in the planet, as my oldest kid would say, but I know it was a Wednesday. Yet another thing I have in common with my mini-me youngest child!
6. WHAT DO YOU WANT MORE THAN ANYTHING RIGHT NOW?
To be warm!!!
7. WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Summer... my grandfather in Florida... and being in Florida, for that matter! I miss my mother and son, who I know are together in heaven.
8. WHAT IS YOUR MOST PRIZED POSSESSION(S)?
My rings from Hubs, my good yarns, my scrapbooks, and my iPhone!
9. HOW TALL ARE YOU?
I am a statuesque 5-foot-two.
10. DO YOU GET CLAUSTROPHOBIC?
No, I don't, but I do freak out when someone blocks my exit path, thanks to a series of traumatic events involving my evil stepmother. Please do not stand in the doorway when we are in a small room together!
11. DO YOU GET SCARED IN THE DARK?
Yes. I prefer the light to be on, even when I sleep. Used to drive my sister crazy whenever we had to share a room!
12. THE LAST PERSON TO MAKE YOU CRY?
My dear grandfather. He has buried two of his three children, including my too-young mother, and we talked a great deal about the details involving his infant's son's death on the phone last night. He told me many things I hadn't known before. Since I have had to say good-bye to my own infant son, it's an unfortunate bond we share.
13. WHAT'S YOUR WORST FEAR?
Losing another one of my children
14. WHAT KIND OF HAIR/EYE COLOR DO YOU LIKE ON PEOPLE YOU'RE ATTRACTED TO?
I don't really have a preference for that, I don't think... What I do like are muscular arms!
15. WHERE CAN YOU SEE YOURSELF PROPOSING?
I can't see myself ever proposing, but I have been engaged three times! Third time's a charm... ;)
16. COFFEE OR ENERGY DRINK?
Coffee, unless the energy drink is low-sugar.
17. FAVORITE PIZZA TOPPING?
18. IF YOU COULD EAT ANYTHING RIGHT NOW, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Honestly, I'm craving a hard-boiled egg!
19. FAVORITE COLOR OF ALL TIME?
something like this - the color of the sea
20. HAVE YOU EVER EATEN A GOLDFISH?
Only the ones by Pepperidge Farm!
21. WHAT WAS THE FIRST MEANINGFUL GIFT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?
A can of black olives, which was the traditional gift from my grandparents to my sister and me each Christmas. We each got one every year.
22. DO YOU HAVE A CRUSH?
I can honestly, truthfully say I have a crush on my husband!
23. ARE YOU DOUBLE JOINTED?
24. FAVORITE CLOTHING BRAND?
I'm not a person who cares about that. If it looks good, cool.
25. WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE FEMALE/MALE CELEBRITY?
Eric Clapton *swoon*
26. DO YOU HAVE A PET RIGHT NOW?
Two kitties, Tinkerbell and Star. We'd have a zoo if we could, though!
27. WHAT KIND IS IT?
28. WOULD YOU FALL IN LOVE KNOWING THAT THE PERSON IS LEAVING?
Better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
30. SAY A NUMBER FROM ONE TO A HUNDRED?
31. BLONDES OR BRUNETTES?
Brunettes, baby! ;)
32. FAVORITE QUOTE?
"Just put your pickle on the plate, College Boy, and leave the hard stuff to me."
33. FAVORITE PLACE?