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Sunday Stealing: The Weird Question Meme

I had a migraine all day Sunday, so I'm playing catch-up on Tuesday. Sue me! Link is here if you wanna read more entries.


The Weird Question Meme, Part One


Do you wear slippers? 

I do on occasion. I should wear them all the time, since all our floors are hard tiles, but I don't know where the hell they are half the time.

How many pictures are in your living room?

 None at the moment. We've lived here over two months and have had our belongings from the movers about that long, yet we still haven't unpacked. It's pretty embarrassing. I'll be posting about that soon, because I am going to change that!

Do you ever watch Brady Bunch reruns?  

 We don't even have television service, so it's not an option. Even if I could, though, I'd have to be pretty bored and sleepless to watch...

Are you allergic to anything?  

Just a few different meds, like Percocet and an antiobiotic family, as far as I know

When was the last time you called in sick?

I didn't do any parenting on Sunday during my migraine, if that counts.

Have you ever been in a car accident?  

Here's a story: My dad and I got hit by a drunk driver on our way to bring me back for my second year of college, in 1995. It was pretty bad. We had rented a minivan for all my belongings. When the young guy hit us, in the middle of the night on a back road in South Carolina, all four tires blew out, the van spun around a billion times, and we landed down an embankment facing the road. I screamed my head off, having been awakened most unceremoniously by the jolt! It was really eerie; the only sound was my boombox (remember those?) playing on the outside of the van, in the debris. My dad seemed completely stunned and shocked, so when a truck driver passed, seeing him doing nothing, I leaned over and lay on the horn to get his attention. He skidded to a stop and came running to help us.

Cops were called, and the father of the kid also arrived with his son in tow. (Seems Dad woke up when Son stumbled in the house and said to him, upon realizing something bad had happened, "You've got to go back, Son.") I was a sobbing wreck as the police questioned the guy and took our statements, and they covered me a blanket and sat me in a car somewhere. I don't know if I was more upset about the offense or the idea of not getting back to school, but I think the latter! The van was totaled, so you know who brought us back to my dad's house? The father and his son, in their pick-up truck, with my dad and me in the back with all my stuff.

We ended up packing as much as we could into one of my dad's cars and driving straight through to Miami from there. I prayed the whole time that nothing else bad would happen. My dad had to mail the rest of my stuff to me, which seemed to be everything I really needed while I waited for it! The only funny part about this story was that, when I asked my uncle to fix that boombox for me, he found the plant debris from the accident in the battery compartment and accused me of storing marijuana in there. As if!! To this day, I have still never even been in the presence of any illegal drugs, let alone taken any myself! The idea of that still cracks me up. Anyway, back to the meme.

What is your favorite snack food?

Ruffles potato chips and Heluva Good French Onion dip - omg, so good!

 Have you ever seen a tornado?

No, but I have had a water spout coming straight at me as I drove the causeway from St. Petersburg to Tampa. Scary day!

 If you won a million dollars, what would you buy first?  

My way out of debt, like any rational person, and then plane tickets to Australia

What time is it right now?  

7:06 PM (-5:00 GMT)

Do you think it's cool for men to wear flip-flops?

Yeah, I have no problem with it. I don't really give two licks about fashion, though. Those who are slaves to that are generally not well-known to me, by me, or about me.

How many pairs of shoes do you own?  

As many as I actually need, and no more. I don't have a lot of purses, either. Just not my cup of tea.

Do you think you are a hypochondriac? 

I don't think so, really. I tend not to think I have something unless there are real signs. I don't go Googling symptoms...

Do you own a dictionary?  

I usually prefer to visit Merriam-Webster online, but I have both English-language dictionaries and several translations into Spanish (and some other tongues) on my iPhone and on my bookshelf.

Where was the last place you went on vacation?  

We visited Sea World in Orlando about a month ago.

Do you talk about your friends behind their back?  

I have been known to gossip. I'm not proud of it, but who doesn't do it on occasion?

Are you actually fat but in complete denial about it?

No. I put on a few pounds over the past couple of months and couldn't fit into Hubs' jeans like I had recently in Virginia, so that wasn't tolerable. Call me bulemic, but I purposely ate foods that would make me sick to lose that weight. I'm not bragging, just being honest about it. Long story short, I just wore those jeans yesterday, and they were quite comfortable.

What color is your mouse pad? 

It's pink with the words "Got Music?" in different fonts and sizes all over it.

Does your kitchen have a theme?

Yeah, if "We have too much crap" can be considered a theme.

Eh. My heart wasn't in this one, can you tell?