Daily Archives: June 16, 2008

And the survey says… (AKA, more than enough fodder to start a conversation with)

Hi, my name is:

When I’m nervous:
I either talk too much or clam up.  If I talk, I trip over my own sentences.

By this time next year:
I’ll have plane tickets for a trip home to see family & friends.

Last night I:
played horseshoes with SuperDad.  Even though he won both games, I threw my very first ringer!!


Were you a planned baby?
Yep!  And only 14 months younger than my brother!

Were you the first?:
Clearly not.  I’m #3 of 4.



Do you have low self esteem?:

Are you happy right now?:
I prefer the word content.


Are you comfortable with the way you look?:
No.  I’ve struggled with my weight since adulthood.  Last week was a victorious 2-lb loss, but the battle is long and difficult and often demoralizing. 

Describe your hair:
naturally curly, brown with gray highlights


Ever been kicked out of a bar?
haha, NO.  But I can count on one hand the number of bars I’ve even been in!

Ever been arrested?:
Nope.  And no danger of it happening.


Do you prefer indoors or outdoors?:
When it is hot and humid, give me some good ol’ AIR CONDITIONING!  However, I love hearing the birds sing, being out for a walk or a hike in the woods, ocean winds and mountain breezes…  So I guess it depends on the circumstances.  I hate bugs, and mosquitoes love me. 

How’s the weather?
Currently cool enough to have the doors and windows open. 

Do you like walking in the rain?:
By choice, YES. 

Do you like thunderstorms?:
As an exciting display of nature, ABSOLUTELY.  As a courier of power outages, NO.


Are you a vegetarian?
No.  I’ve considered it, but I like to eat meat occasionally. 

Anything you absolutely could eat forever?
Uh, not forever..but my comfort foods include anything rich and satisfying.  Or chocolate.


Do you want to get married?:
Yes, I did.  Yes, I am.  Happily so.

Are you in a relationship?:
I’d call a 20 year marriage a relationship, wouldn’t you?


Where is your cell phone?:
In my purse

Your dream last night?:
I don’t recall having any dreams (but I didn’t sleep much).

Your favorite drink?:

Your fears?
Many things. A notable & humorous one would be MICE.  EEEEEEEK!!!!!

Where did you grow up?:
Everett, WA


Your life?:

What are you thinking about right now?:
The next question is ??  (and the birds are singing)

Favorite color(s)?
Blue…then red

When is the last time you laughed? :
last night

Last received call?
from my dad

Part 9: LIFE

Who knows the most about you?
my husband

Who do you blame for your mood today?:
myself, of course!  But my mood is quite pleasant, thankyouverymuch

What is making you sad right now?

What was the first thing you thought this morning?
It’s 2:30am…and I forgot to prep the coffee pot last night (so I did, and never went back to sleep)

Last person you went out to dinner with?
my friend Ping (she is introducing me to REAL Chinese food)

Do you drink lots of water?
Most days, yes. 

Are you a mama’s child or a daddy’s child?
I’d say I was mama’s.

The last website you visited?
myspace (where I got this survey from a friend)

How many piercings do you have?
one in each ear

Last person you went to the movies with?
Ping (we ended up seeing “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”…not our original choice, but funny)

What did you do/will you do for your birthday this year?
SuperDad took the day off and we went to the art museum. 

Today, would you rather go back a week or go forward a week?

What are you looking forward to right now?
vacation next week 🙂

Part 10: IF YOU HAD TO

If you HAD to dye your hair a color what color would it be?

If you HAD to get a piercing (not ears) what would you get?
I’d get a stand-in to do it for me.  No cartilage crunching for me!


Are you satisfied with your life right now?
I am content.   I’m looking forward to some future changes, but I am content with NOW. 

What is something that confuses you?
Racism…I wasn’t raised with it, and was SHOCKED the first time I encountered it as a junior-higher.  It still baffles me.  Aren’t people just people?  Sure, we are all different from one another, but other people are INTERESTING!!

Have you ever been on a plane?
More times than I can remember

Do you carry an umbrella when it rains, or just put up your hood?
A deliberate walk in the rain calls for an umbrella.  Normally, though, I just make a run for it, bareheaded.

Are you wearing anything you borrowed from someone?

What are you doing tonight?
Hopefully making dinner in a kitchen with electricity (another severe T-storm is forecasted…)

Can you sleep in jeans?
On purpose?  No.  Napping on the sofa?  Yes.

What’s your favorite possession?
tough question!!  My husband would suggest my computer…

What is the last thing someone bought you?
SuperDad bought me 2 tomato plants yesterday.

Do you trust people easily?
I do (unless I’ve been given reason to distrust).

Do you care what others think about you?

What do you look forward to in the next 3 months?
vacation & seeing extended family

Is there someone you want to confront?
Not that I can think of!

What were you doing at 10AM?
The last 10AM I saw was yesterday (Sunday).  I was walking into church.

Where do you go when you want to be alone?
The bathroom!  lol  (the mommy hideout)

How late did you stay up last night and why?
I went to bed at 9:30pm, because I knew the alarm would be going off at 4:40am.

Who were you with Saturday night?
SuperDad and the boys 🙂

Do you think you will be in a relationship 3 months from now?
Well, after 21 years, I certainly hope so!

When is the next time you’ll see your best friend(s)?
The ones who live far away?  Next year.  😦
The one I’ve made here?  This week sometime

What radio station do you listen to the most?
It’s rarely on (occasionally in the car) but then it is the local news or NPR.  For music, it would be a country station or contemporary Christian music or classic rock or easy-listening/best of ___’s.   I’m hard to pin down on this one.

Where is your father?

What high school did/do/will you attend?
Everett High School, and then later on, Seattle’s Roosevelt High School….a long time ago…

What were you doing at 11pm last night?

Who was the last person you talked to before you went to bed last night?

Is there anything that you are craving right now?
Breakfast.  I was going to make scones, but I sat down at this blasted machine instead.  Oh, well.  Oatmeal is healthier.

Have you riden in someone else’s car today?
I’m still in my pajamas!!  Yesterday, I rode in SuperDad’s car.  Does that count?

In the past 72 hours have you been under the influence?
I had a homemade margarita last night:  no ice, no salt.  My own personal recipe. 

What were you doing on Friday?
2nd grade end-of-year luau  🙂

Do you know anyone with the same name as you?
Yes, one of my best friends!   I met her in 6th grade.  But until moving here last year, I never met another person with my name.  Now, they are everywhere!   Strange…