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Sunday Stealing: The Stupid Evil Bastard Meme


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1. What time did you get up this morning?

Well, I didn't. I stayed up most of the night and then fell asleep in the morning, not waking up until afternoon. Not the plan, but oh well.

2. How do you like your steak?

I don't eat beef, since August 1995. (But yeah, before that, I liked it still mooing...)

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

At the cinema? My, aren't we fancy? I think Toy Story 3 was the last one. I'm such a mom!

4. What is your favorite TV show?

Dexter or The Big Bang Theory - but we canceled our TV service, so nothing now.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Wherever Hubs is, I'll be happy there. But please, please, please, let it be warm.

6. What did you have for breakfast?

Uhh... a small bag of pistachios.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?

It depends on my mood, but I like Asian food. Japanese... sushi. Chinese (American) is good. Anymore, my favorite cuisine is anything I can keep down.

8. What foods do you dislike?

Anything involving mustard (well, that's a lie, because I adore devilled eggs). I don't do raw tomatoes. Or mushrooms. Or mammals. And I can't eat spicy foods at all.

9. Favorite place to eat?

I like dressing up and going anywhere fancy with Hubs. The Town Point Club in Norfolk is pretty nice, but we'll probably never get in there again. (If you do, you must have their she-crab soup!)

10. Favorite dressing?

I'm a simple girl. I like Ranch, Italian... nothing orangey.

11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?

I drive a silver 2010 Honda Odyssey, with which I have a love-hate relationship. It's supposedly green, but mine eyes can't detect anything but the silver.

12. What are your favorite clothes?

Funny you should ask! I just put on a pair of size 4 jeans from Old Navy without struggling, and I am on Cloud Nine. So at the moment, it's these jeans. And yes, I kept the sticker on the leg that says, "4 Short - Super Skinny" for the whole world to see! Hahaha....

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?

I want to go everywhere. Everywhere!!! Starting with Australia and Japan.

14. Cup ½-empty or ½-full?

Definitely half-full. I'm an idealist, an optimist, a dreamer, a hopeless romantic... and I like it that way just fine.

15. Where would you want to retire?

Somewhere warm, multi-cultural, with lots to do. I get bored easily. I need lots of variety.

16. Favorite time of day?

The moment when Hubs walks in the door

17. Where were you born?

Just outside of NYC

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?

I like gymnastics, figure skating, that sort of thing. I'm not really a 'team sports' kind of girl.

19. Who do you think will never call you again?

Oh, lots of people. I've burned a few bridges in my time.

20. Person you expect to call you next?

My sister, I'm sure. If half a day goes by without our speaking, she gets nervous!

21. Who are you most curious about their responses to Stealing?

I don't really get a chance to read other peoples' responses lately, sorry...

22. Bird watcher?

Most definitely not. I'm just not a bird person. My youngest child loves birds, so I suspect that will have to change if her interest continues with age!

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?

I am the epitome of a night person. Morning people make no sense to me!

24. Do you have any pets?

My family inhabits the home of two sweet kitties. Well, they're pretty naughty, actually, and I've been thinking about having them for dinner. They never leave my yarn alone!!

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?

Size FOUR! 4! Jeans! From the MALL! Yep, that's me, just a li'l ol' size FOUR!! :D

26. What did you want to be when you were little?

When I was really little, I wanted to be a teacher and a librarian. I was the intellectual sort, even then.

27. What is your best childhood memory?

I have a lot of good memories of being with my grandpa and grandma. They were kick-ass good grandparents and made my childhood not completely suck!

28. Are you a cat or dog person?

I'm a mammal person. I just prefer them small. I like those little yappy dogs that everybody hates. And kittens. And baby-anything.

29. Are you married?

We just celebrated our 10th anniversary! ♥

30. Always wear your seat belt?

I always do. Although I did forget to turn the lights on when I was driving tonight. OOPS!!

31. Been in a car accident?

Two or three. Maybe four. My back and neck will never be the same.

32. Any pet peeves?

I have a ton, but I think the thing that absolutely drives me the most crazy is people who literally stop when they're making a right turn, or just about - just freaking GO, already!!!!

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?

A mí me gusta la piña

34. Favorite Flower?

Tiger lilies are my favorite. We even named our ex-dog after them.

35. Favorite ice cream?

Peanut butter and chocolate, followed by mint chip, followed by pistachio. You never get good pistachio anymore, though, do you?

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?

Meh. Whatever. I try to avoid it. There are so many I've never even been to in my whole life, and several more I've only been to because I had to do a mystery shop there.

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?

I passed it on the first go 'round, thanky kindly. Of course, I was nineteen at the time...

38. Who did you get your last email from?

The man in charge of scouting activities at the church where we hold our Girl Scout meetings

39. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?

Oh, the local yarn shop, I'm sure. It would be soooo easy, too...

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?

Ha. Yeah, I'm pretty spontaneous all the time. I'm up for anything, anytime, anywhere - let's get going already!

41. Like your job?

My "job" is to educate and parent my children, and yeah, I love it. Most of the time. I ain't gonna lie, sometimes it sucks, but most of the time, it's the best thing on Earth!

42. Broccoli?

Cruciform. I'm fond.

43. What was your favorite vacation?

In 2008, my husband took me on a Mediterranean cruise that I'll never, ever forget. You can read about it here.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?

Hubs, of course.

45. What are you listening to right now?

I have my iTunes on "shuffle," and R. Kelly is on at the moment. I think I last listened to this song in '95 or '96!

46. What is your favorite color?

I like all colors, but green is my fave.

47. How many tattoos do you have?

Zero, with no plans to add to that total.

48. How many times have you tagged someone to do a meme?

I don't know, I haven't done that in a long time. Is that even still done?

49. What time did you finish this meme?

Well, I'm not finished yet, silly goose! But right now it's 2:37 AM.

50. Coffee Drinker?

Reluctantly. I'd rather drink Diet Coke. If I'm drinking coffee, I doctor it up pretty heavily with fake sugar and flavored creamer. Unless it's Starbucks, in which case I'm probably having a caramel macchiato - but that's a pretty rare event.


P.S. Now it's 2:39 AM and I'm listening to "Boy from New York City" by the Manhattan Transfer. :P