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The For Old Times' Sake Meme
When was the last time you swam in a pool?
March 5th or 6th. It was cold, in Suffolk, VA, with an unheated indoor pool. I preferred to jump into the pool, warm up in the hot tub until I was about to pass out, then lather, rinse, and repeat. Ah, good times.
Do you like to party?
I didn't go to a single frat party during my years at the Universities Miami and South Florida. I studied hard, and I worked up to three jobs at a time, besides. Apologies in advance to all you Greeks, but I don't like to be told with whom I can be friends, what parties and games to attend, and what guys to date. And I didn't want to check my brain at the door and share the community one. So nope, I didn't rush, pledge, or whatever those sorority girl-types do these days. Ah, I've waited a long time to say that "out loud." (I mean, uh, no.)
Describe the shirt you're wearing?
It's green, with a peek-a-boo slit where you would be able to see my cleavage - if I had any.
What is one feature film that you don't like?
If Ernest went there, I hated it.
Would people describe you as happy?
OMG, is anyone else sick of being told to Keep Calm yet?! Anyway, long story short, yes, I am generally considered to be happy. So much so, my dad called me "Joyous" as a kid. Nowadays, though, I need to take my meds like clockwork in order to be anything but a total $%^&* bitch. Sad to say.
Sleep with or without clothes on?
I generally crash in whatever I've been wearing for the day. I have about four sets of PJs that haven't touched my skin, other than to be moved from drawer to box and back again, in ages.
Oh, and don't do a Google Images search for "sleep naked" with kids around. Consider yourself warned. (*ahem* I don't know whether to apologize or say "you're welcome" to my 11-year-old son now...)
Does it bother you if people swear around you?
Are you kidding me? I'm a native New Yawka, my husband is a sailor, and... no. I don't mind. I'm trying to quit, but truth be told, I'm not really trying as hard as I could be.
Do you prefer Wednesdays or Thursdays?
My favorite day of the week used to be any day that Hubs was home from work, spending the day with us. Now that he's retired, every day sucks. Haha! I kid, I kid.
Like to travel?
Is the Pope Catholic?
Does a bear shit in the woods?
Do I like to swear?
Yes, dudes. I live to travel.
Think you're attractive?
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. You tell me.
Are or were you a good student?
I didn't get a 100 average in high school; I got a 119. I'm 37 years old now and other than this silly ol' blahg, no one in the world cares anymore. It was important at the time. I went into college as a mid-year sophomore and graduated from a 5-year program in 3 years with a double major and what would have been a triple minor if I'd gone another year.
Yeah. I was a good student. But who cares? (ME, obviously! ha.)
Are you currently happy?
So my husband left his critically-important medicine at the ballpark last night (why he brought it there is beyond me), and now he's retching between sobs. I feel bad for him. It's hard to be happy at this juncture.
Colored or black-and-white photo?
I mean, there are great color pictures that would lose their grip in B/W, and vice-versa, but as for me? I live my life right out loud, in living color, every single day. Give me turquoise, give me fuschia, give me chartreuse any day of the week. I'll take the brightest, noisiest colors you have. (Oh, was this question not supposed to be metaphorical. My bad, yo.)
Do you consider yourself the life of the party?
Not without major chemical assistance, no
Do you drink?
I prefer to drink when they pay me to do it (my job has its perks), but yeah. And, I seem to imbibe a lot more frequently since Rob had his brain surgery. Coincidence?
Do you make fun of people?
Never say never, but I generally try to be nice. On the other hand, that girl at the store tonight should not have been wearing that strapless dress with all her bacne. I'll stop there.
Do you think dreams eventually come true?
I think I'm some special kind of psychic, because I often have realistic dreams about mundane conversations or real-life situations that, the next day or a week later, actually happen. Does that count? And is this just moi?
Also, sure they do, or else I have been an idealistic daydreamer for nothing my whole life... and I refuse to allow for that possibility!
Favorite fictional character?
I'm rather fond of Anne of Green Gables, but that's just the first name that came to mind... (P.S. It occurred to me, just before hitting "publish," that I only thought of characters in books. Interesting little factoid to probably no one, huh?)
Go to the movies or rent?
Remember the days when your parents used to take you and your sister to the drive-in in your paneled wood station wagon, and they'd put the seats down in the back and buy you candy and popcorn, and there would be a cartoon before the feature started? And then you two would fall asleep, or at least that's what your parents thought before they started smooching, and everything was all right with the world?
Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, I'll pick the theater, if only because it brings me back to that place over three decades ago.
Have you ever moved?
Follow me: Monroe, NY ► Syracuse, NY ► Aiken, SC ► Coral Gables, FL ► Warrenville, SC ► Coral Gables, FL ► South Miami, FL ► Coral Gables, FL ► South Miami, FL ► Coral Gables, FL ► Sarasota, FL ► Coral Gables, FL ► St. Pete, FL ► Tampa, FL ► St. Pete, FL ► Panama City Beach, FL ► Panama City, FL ► Hagatna, Guam ► Yigo, Guam ► Norfolk, VA ► Virginia Beach, VA ► Portsmouth, VA ► Homestead, FL ► ???
Have you ever stolen anything?
I stole a Koosh Ball once, quite by accident. I walked out of the store with it, forgetting it was in my hands, until I got back to the car. I didn't return it. I felt so guilty, I just stuffed it into the back of my closet. I don't know what became of it after that.
How's the weather right now?
Last time you cut your hair?
On March 9th, I got this haircut. I like it.
Last person you talked to on the phone?
A scheduler for a mystery shopping company called me to have me do an evaluation.
Last time you showered?
The water pressure in our shower sucks butt, so I prefer to take baths. Normally, I hate baths, so this irks me. I did shower a couple days ago, though, because it is faster, and I was in a hurry. Hey, you asked.
Loud or soft music?
When I'm alone in my car, I love listening to loud music. I turn it down for the kids' sakes, though.
McDonalds or Burger King?
I prefer Panera.
Night or day?
You saw what time it was on the weather question, right?
Number of pillows?
One if it's firm, two if it's so squishy that my head hits the mattress. I mean, what are the point of those?!
Piano or guitar?
My friend Shana plays (among other things) the electric violin. I think that's pretty cool.
I just want Hubs to...
I was hoping for an avocado-on-toast, with cheese and lemon, sammich. I forgot we were out of the cheese and avocados, though. Bummer.
Jack, my son, is watching Gravity behind me. He's talking through the entire freakin' thing. (Yes, he's awake at this hour. They all are. Our sleep patterns are all messed up this past year of Brain Drama.)
Last thing you ate?
I'm eating sunflower kernels right now, since the last disappointment.
Last thing you bought?
These are free at Walgreens this week, so I "bought" six. I drank three already, and I'm not wired.
Pick a lyric, any lyric or a song...
When I hear John Legend singing "All of Me" on the radio, it makes me question why no one's ever written a song like that for me. And sung it to me. I've always wanted to be serenaded outside my window in the middle of the night. Or ten o'clock. Because, you know, neighbors...
But Hubs can't sing. And he can't dance. However, no one makes me laugh harder than he does. And behold, that is good.
Pick a movie quote...
... But my favorite line in Dirty Dancing is, "Just put your pickle on everybody's plate, College Boy, and leave the hard stuff to me."
I actually say it all the time, when the moment's right. Crack myself up, I do.
Well that was fun. And long. Speaking of pickles...