Wednesday, October 01, 2008

A Meme

I like memes.  They offer a glimpse into the writer's life.  Plus it's a good way to share just a bit about yourself to perfect strangers.  Reenie had this one on her blog and I thought I'd play along.  Here goes:

1.What time did you get up this morning?
4:00 a.m.  What?  I get up when I wake up.

2.Diamonds or pearls?
Both.

3.What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Indiana Jones - what is it?  4? 5?  Which ever the last one was.  I saw it with Bettina and Q.

4.What is your favorite TV show? 
I don't really have a "favorite" - something that I watch all the time.  I like "House" and "Law and Order".  The channel I watch mostly is Tru TV for all the wacky real life criminals and stuff.

5.What do you usually have for breakfast?
Coffee

6.What is your middle name?
Marie

7.What food do you dislike?
Sushi (I don't really know if I dislike it or not as I've never tasted it.  The thought of raw fish just makes me gag.)  OK - hominy.  Yuck!

8.What is your favorite CD at the moment?
I don't have a favorite.  I like various artists (see my Play List) but no whole CD.  One of my favorite whole albums is Santana's "Abraxas".  Sexy!

9.What kind of car do you drive?
I drive the Ford F-150 and DH drives the Ford 500.

10.Favorite sandwich?
Hmm...toughie.  I love well-made reubens.  OK - I've got it!  McDonald's Big Mac!!  My "guilty pleasure" only indulged in once or twice a month.

11.What characteristic do you despise?
Liars - hate people lying to me.

12.Favorite item of clothing?
My jeans.

13.If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?
The Caribbean.  I joke that the reason DH won't take me on a cruise is because I'd jump ship and never come home once we got there.  (I'd be sorely tested not to.)

14.Favorite brand of clothing?
There's brands?  OK, I know there is - I just don't have a favorite.

15.Where would you retire to? 
The Loess Hills in western Iowa where I grew up.

16.What was your most recent memorable birthday? 
My 50th was fun.

17.Favorite sport to watch?
NASCAR

18.Furthest place you are sending this?
The World Wide Web.

19.Person you expect to send it back first?
Don't know.

20.When is your birthday?
November 21st.

21.Are you a morning person or a night person?
Morning

22.What is your shoe size?
8 1/2 or 9.

23.Pets?
Elvis and Dusty are our dogs.  Goldie and Rosie Barb are the fish.

24.Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us?
I wish.

25.What did you want to be when you were little?
A cowgirl!

26.How are you today?
Fine, thanks.  How are you?

27.What is your favorite candy?
Truthfully - I'm not much of a candy person.  Now when we're talking salty - popcorn!

28.What is your favorite flower?
Boy, that's a tough one.  I love roses (of course) and day lillies and zinnias ('cause there's just so many!) and peonies and iris and daisy and flowering trees and shrubs and cacti and...well, you get the drift.  I wouldn't say that I love "every" flower.  Some I can take or leave and some are just fugly.  I love the "old" ones.  Things that haven't been hybridized until the original is barely distinguishable.  Except the hybrid petunias, of course. 

29.What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?
Today, well, and Oct. 30th cause that's Q's birthday.

30.What is your favorite pastime? 
Surfing the internet; playing games on pogo.com.

31.What are you listening to right now?
Don has CNN on right now, but I'm not listening to it.  It's just background noise.  When I'm alone I don't have TV or radio going.  I LOVE the sound of silence.

32.What was the last thing you ate?
A white chocolate-pistachio cookie with my coffee.  (I made them this weekend.  Yum!)

33.Do you wish on stars?
Always

34.If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Heather

35.How is the weather right now?
41 degrees.  It's supposed to get to a whole 61 today!  Woo hoo!!

36.The first person you spoke to on the phone today?
No one - yet.  And I'm not going into work today, so if I'm lucky I won't talk to anyone on the phone today.

37.Favorite soft drink?
Pepsi

38.Favorite restaurant?
Cancun in Mason City.  They have the BEST chile rellanos.

39.Real hair color?
Copper-brown

40.What was your favorite toy as a child?
I had a collection of horse statues, but I never "played" with them.  These are what I remember, though.  Mostly, living in Turin, Iowa, all play was done outside.  Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers - that kind of stuff.  So, I guess my favorite "toy" was my imagination!

41.Summer or winter?
Summer

42.Hugs or kisses?
Hugs

43.Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla - no, wait.  Chocolate.  Or...well...OK - both.

44.Coffee or tea?
Coffee

45.Do you want your friends to email you back?
I always want my friends to email me!

46.When was the last time you cried? 
Day before yesterday, when I read about Paul Newman dying.  Everything makes me cry - parades, balloons, songs, seeing other people's tears, thinking about my mom.  I cry way too easily.  It's frustrating.  Which makes me cry.

47.What is under your bed? 
A storage box containing extra sheets and another containing my collection of placemats.  And dust bunnies.


48.What did you do last night?
Watched an episode of "House" then went to bed and read.  I'm re-reading "The Chronicles of Narnia" and I love it!  I'd forgotten how good it was.  I finally went to sleep about midnight.

49.What are you afraid of
Death

50.Salty or sweet?
Salty

51.How many keys on your key ring?
Which key ring?  I carry four.  The office one has 7, and the car ones have 2 and the fourth one has 1.

52.How many years at your current job?
I work for hubby and have for the past 11-12 yrs.

53.Favorite day of the week?
Wednesdays - that's when the pogo challenges come out.  (I am soooo frickin' easy!)

54.How many towns have you lived in?
Eight (I think).

55.Do you make friends easily?
Yes

56.How many people will you send this to?
How many people are in the world?  And how many have computers?  And how many read me?  Let's see.... that will be.... 5!  LOL

57.How many will respond?
Don’t know. :)

3 comments:

mari said...

Hey Salty Sally Marie, I think my Honda would fit in the back of your 150. Very interesting and insightful meme...

Reenie said...

Hey! I'm a Novermeber baby (babe) too! Chile rellenos are my fav Mexican food. Well, we had lots of thing alike, but those were standouts.

Speaking of emails, I owe you one. Sometimes my email responses are slower than snail mail. I liked your stationary.

Later Gator. I'm without a computer for four days. It will actually be a good break. xoxo

Ginni Dee said...

Wow, a lot of those could be my answers!! Sounds like we had the same childhood and I love chili rellenos too!! I feel I know you so much better and we do have a lot in common!!xxwtc