Saturday, May 16, 2009

Oh, how I love a meme

Reading them, writing them, I love a meme. Here’s the latest:

Which item from your wardrobe do you wear the most often? My black pants. I only have one pair and I wear them at least twice a week. I really need several pairs of black pants but it’s so hard to find pants that fit well. I’ve had this pair for several years so I know I’m on borrowed time.

What’s for dinner? Sausage, green pepper and onion pizza. Oh, and I found a pint of Starbuck’s Java Chip at Walgreen’s this afternoon so I have a special dessert.

What is your greatest fear at the moment? The usual: that I will live the rest of my life yearning for love. I’m trying to learn how to be happy with my single life but that’s like teaching me Chinese – not only a different language, but a whole different alphabet.

What are you listening to? That stupid Hardee’s commercial with Padma Lakshmi.

If you were a mythological character, what would you be? I would be a mermaid. I love to swim and I love to sing, which is how mermaids lure men. says, “in European folklore, mermaids (sometimes called sirens) and mermen were natural beings who, like fairies, had magical and prophetic powers. They loved music and often sang.” Sounds good to me.

What are your favorite holiday spots? The Gulf Coast of Florida, with a side of Disney World; Tomahawk, WI; anywhere my sisters, nieces and nephew are.

What are you reading right now? Take a Chance on Me by Susan Donovan. Funny, sexy cheap fiction.

What is your guilty pleasure? See question above.

Who or what makes you laugh? I am easily amused, so many things and many people make me laugh. These people, however, are guaranteed to make me crack up: Eddie Izzard; Himself; my oldest niece; Mary Alice; me.

What is your favorite Spring thing to do?
Watch the trees leaf out and wait for summer.

Where are you planning to travel next? Chicago in two weeks for work; Lake Geneva for 4th of July.

What is the best thing you ate or drank lately? We took my student worker out for lunch last week because she is graduating this weekend. Lunch was fabulous and I had an ice cream sundae for dessert. It was no ordinary sundae: nice, dark chocolate-chocolate chip gelato with strawberries on top in a fried crepe cup, sitting on a plate of raspberry puree and vanilla cream. Sweet mother of God, it was good. My student worker said she actually saw my eyes cross.

When was the last time you were tipsy? Quite possibly two years ago. That’s a damn shame.

What is your favorite ever film? I’ve always said that It’s a Wonderful Life is my very favorite, but there are so many I love:
The Quiet Man
Hope Floats
The Matchmaker
(with Janeane Garafalo, I LOVE this movie)
The Perez Family (Marisa Tomei, Angelica Huston, Alfred Molina)
Bull Durham
Grease AND Grease 2
The Wedding Planner
Miss Congeniality
Urban Cowboy
Sex and the City: the Movie
Sweet Home Alabama
West Side Story
The Breakfast Club
This list is by no means comprehensive.

What book do you know you should read but refuse to? I read what entertains me. I haven’t read most of the “classics” but I don’t care. Besides, all of those 19th century authors used way too many words!

What is your physical abnormity/abnormal physical ability? The second toe on my right foot is shorter than the third toe (and all the others). It’s not freakishly short and I don’t think it’s that weird but people comment on it all the time.

What is your favorite color? Green, the green of June – vibrant, warm, lush, full.

Can the people outside your car hear the music playing inside your car? Sometimes, sure. They can definitely see me rocking out, though, no matter what the volume is inside.

I added this one:
How often do you doodle? What do your doodles look like? I’m not really a doodler. When I do doodle (that’s fun to say), my doodles are usually 3-D squares or triangles, or squiggles that follow the edge of my spiral notebook.

The rules of this meme are as follows:

- Respond to and rework the meme.
- Answer the questions on your own blog.
- Replace one question and add one question.
- Tag 8 people.

I'm not tagging anyone because I'm a rebel. Or I'm too lazy and can't be bothered.


  1. Okay, I totally admire you for most of this post--mermaid, loving green, rocking out in your car--but GREASE 2????

  2. Excellent meme.
    And alot I can relate to.
    I'll buy another pair of black pants if you will ;)