Monday, February 11, 2013

Random Monday Queries (Or Really Any Day, It Just Happens to Be Monday)

(Copying this from HomeSweetSarah, who got it from CharlieSue, who snagged it from Ginger. It's a 21st century Wella Balsam commercial up in here.)

Do you have any strange phobias?
I cannot open a champagne bottle or a can of biscuits for anything. The Pop! anticipation freaks me out completely.

Do you sleep with or without clothes on?
Jammies.  Definitely jammies.

If you are outside, what are you most likely doing?

Simple but extremely complex. Favorite band?
This goes without saying if you know me at all.  The Beatles.  Also, thank you for a nice softball question.

Do you believe in karma?
I don't subscribe to the strictest, religious definition, but do I think the universe can smack you down for hubris?  You betchya.

Who is your celebrity crush?
Honestly, I don't really have one right now.  Maybe I'd pick Patrick Dempsey, if you held a gun to my head.  (No offense, Mr. Dempsey.  Loved Can't Buy Me Love.)

What’s a sound you hate; sound you love?
At this very minute: My children whining for no apparent reason and my family giggling or nothing specific.

Choose: East Coast or West Coast?
Take me to the Pacific.

What was the last book you read?
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.  Is that everybody's answer? I read it for book club.  Before that it was Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain.  Actually, I had to return that to the library before I could finish it, so I need to check that one out again.

Do you like the smell of gasoline?
I don't mind it, as long as it's in proper context (i.e. at the gas station).  If my husband spills when filling the lawn mower, it's mildly off-putting.

Do you have any nicknames?
Other than pet names my dad calls me on occasion, no.  Always wanted one, though.

What was the last movie you saw?
I had to think about this one.  At the theater, Wreck It Ralph.  Otherwise, The Adventures of Tintin.  I recommend the former, not the latter.

What’s the worst injury you’ve ever had?
I broke my pinkie in the 8th grade.  The doctor was going to splint it until I said the word "cheerleader," and then he gave me a casket up to my elbow.  For my pinkie.  And I wasn't even a very good cheerleader.

What’s the last thing you purchased?
A handful of stuff at the dollar store, particularly doodads for Sammy's teacher's classroom treasure box.

Can you touch your nose with your tongue?
Hahahaha.  No.  I can roll my tongue.  Can you?

Is there anything pink within 10 feet of you?
I am sitting right next to the kids' playroom, which is filled with all manner of pink princess things belonging to my obsessed daughter.  Also, I'm wearing a pink shirt.

What’s your favorite animal?
Koala bears.

What were you doing last night at 12 AM?
Sleeping.  I'm a party animal, letmetellya.

What’s a song that always makes you happy when you hear it?
"Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen.  Also, "No Rain" by Blind Melon, heretofore and ever after known as the Bee Girl Song.  If you are in the car with me and this comes on the radio, I will force you to bounce along with me.

What is the single best decision you have made in your life so far?
I have no confidence in my decision making ability whatsoever.  Maybe eating chocolate for the first time?

What’s the last song you listened to?
"Play that Funky Music, White Boy." Yes, seriously.

What is your current desktop picture?

You accidentally eat some radioactive vegetables. They were good, and what’s even cooler is that they endow you with the super-power of your choice! What is that power?
The power to move objects with my mind, human beings included.  This is my underhanded way to get the ability to go anywhere I want and the ability to be completely lazy at the same time.

You can re-live any point of time in your life. The time-span can only be a half-hour, though. What half-hour of your past would you like to experience again?
I'd go back to my wedding, so I could enjoy it just a little bit more, fire my photographer, and maybe get a few decent pictures from some of my friends.

You just got a free plane ticket to anywhere. You have to depart right now. Where are you gonna go?
Do I have to come back?  If yes, then Europe.  Probably Paris.  If not, then Maui.

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