Thursday, January 29, 2009

Me, myself, and I

I found this over at Kori's place and thought it looked like fun. I haven't done a meme in a while.

I live: in one of the most - if not the most - economically depressed states in the Union.

I work: at a non-profit. But, fingers crossed, not for much longer.

I smell: the jasmine hibiscus candle on my desk.

I listen: to the local PBS classical station during the day - but not at night when they switch to jazz. I don't listen to jazz.

I hide: S's gifts. S plays hide-and-seek with his dog.

I walk: too little. And drive too much.

I write: emails that are too short, no letters on paper, and blog entries that could be more entertaining.

I see: a colorful wall map of the United States and it makes me want to travel. Route 66, anyone?

I sing: "I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas" loud and proud when it comes on the radio.

I can: print very neatly.

I watch: mostly PBS but especially Antiques Roadshow and the BritComs (which? they don't show enough of. Just sayin'). Also? CSI: New York. I've got a little crush on Gary Sinese.

I daydream: all the friggin' time. Especially when doing data entry at work.

I want: to live in Europe at some point. I need to start taking steps to make this happen.

I cry: when I'm alone. Or when I'm pissed off.

I read: as much as I possibly can.

I love: things that make me laugh, dogs, and S.

I rode: a horse in the Cowboy Capital of the World, The Chunnel Train from Paris to London, and the Southwest Chief from Flagstaff, AZ, to Ann Arbor, MI. But, damnit, I missed out on the Concorde.

I sometimes: need to have time to myself.

I fear: not experiencing life fully.

I hope: to find a friggin' job!

I eat: no red meat and too many fried foods.

I drink: iced tea without lemon or sugar, no sodas, and a ton of water.

I play: too few board games (S doesn't enjoy them). And I LOVE trivia games.

I miss: being thin. (So why don't I do something about that, huh?)

I forgive: and forget quite easily.

I drive: S crazy with my bouts of road rage, myself crazy when I can't forgive and forget, and a 1985 Volkswagen GTI (zoom, zoom!).

I lost: my aversion to wine last year. My favorite? Dogajolo.

I dream: of mountains, my dog Scully, and of one day learning to ride a motorcycle.

I kiss: my dad's cheek at the end of each visit with my folks.

I hug: too few people.

I have: tattoos, a body piercing, and a burning desire to help fix the prison system.

I remember: my 5th birthday party. My mom made me a butterfly cake.

I don't: want to have regrets. Or children.

I believe: that I can make a difference in the lives of others.

I owe: it to myself to make a difference in the lives of others.

I know: that I'm finally on the right path.

I hate: citrus fruit (except for the limes in my margarita).

I wish: I didn't have a house with termites.

I wear: no makeup, usually.

My ex: is a good man. He's remarried and is a father now.

Maybe I should: start planning my vegetable garden now.

People would say that I'm: silly? not the sharpest tool in the shed? Hell, I don't know. It's THEIR opinion. Ask them.

I don't understand: how people can be mean to each other and to animals.

Life is full of: busywork. If I'm not careful, it'll take over and I won't get anything important accomplished.

My past is: just that. Past.

I get annoyed when: people talk to me when I'm reading. Or concentrating. Or when my boss answers his office line on my phone - because he has to stand BEHIND me to reach the phone. I can't move my chair when he does that and it pisses me off. One of these days, I'll tell him.

Parties are: something to look forward to.

Tomorrow: is Friday.

Never in my life have I: been baptized.

When I was younger, I: wanted to have three kids and live in California.

When I'm nervous: I smile too much and sweat (gross, I know).

When I was 5: we built an addition on the back of our house. I was playing on the foundation cinder blocks, fell and cut my knee. Thirty one years later I can still see the scar (though it's very faint). It's name is Spot (the scar, not the addition).

My life is not complete without: books, a dog or two, and something cool to drink.

If you visit my hometown: try to get to the bakery for an apple fritter. They're delicious. Also? Come in the fall so you can visit the Dexter Cider Mill. It's Michigan's oldest continuously operating cider mill.

The world could do without: violence, fear, and greedy people.

If I ever go back to school: Ha! I already DID this! In case you missed the memo? I graduate in April.

And, by the way: I'm not sure if I'll be going back for a Master's or not.


There you have it. It's yours to steal if you want it.


Kori said...

Loved it. I also belt out I want a Hippo for Christmas. It's an alltime favorite.

penny said...

Stupid blogger ate my first comment.

Surprisingly this Christmas was the first time I'd heard "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas". I only heard it once, but since then I've heard at least half a dozen people talk about it. Interesting little story behind it.

I didn't know you had tattoos, too! I am going to get another soon.

The only citrus fruit I like are lemons. As a kid I used to eat them with salt all the time. Must be why I like margaritas so much. I'm sure it has nothing at all to do with tequila.

Coal Miner's Granddaughter said...

Gary Sinese is pretty sexy. :)

Awesome list, hon!

Molly's Mom said...

I like this meme! I might have to steal, because if I don't start writing on the blog again, I might never get back to it.

motorcycle games said...

Loved it. I also belt out I want a Hippo for Christmas