Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Husband and Wife


You know those questionnaire e-mails that people send? You're supposed to fill them out and send them on and everyone grows a little closer and the world becomes more cozy? They annoy a lot of people, but I confess I love them. I guess I just like talking about myself (as if you didn't know that - you're reading my BLOG!)

I got one the other day from my friend, Kim, and filled it out and sent it back. I also forwarded it to Kevin. I'm not sure why, but I think it has to do with the power of suggestion and #36. To my surprise, he filled it out and sent it back! I was shocked, but it made my whole day. Partly because he took the time to indulge my frivolity and partly because his answers made me laugh out loud several times. So... I'm reprinting my answers and his. It's okay if you skip ahead to his answers, I'll understand.

My answers:
1. What time did you get up this morning? 7:15, it was dreamy - and rare

2. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The cinema? Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (free kids' movies this summer)

4. What is your favorite TV show? The Office

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Cold Cereal

6. What is your middle name? Lynn

7. What food do you dislike? Beets

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I'm with you, Kim - I'm not a CD fan, but I love my iPod - Gwen Stefani is a favorite

9. What kind of car do you drive? A Honda Odyssey. It's pretty sexy.

10. Favorite sandwich? Turkey with sprouts that someone makes for me

11. What characteristic do you despise? Lack of normal social skills

12. Favorite item of clothing? I love my Old Navy jammy pants

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? it's a tough call - I'm dying to hang out in New England but now Rome, too

14. Are you an organized person? yessiree

15. Where would you retire to? wherever my kids are - or at least wherever the one that likes me is

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? they've kinda sucked lately - I did go to Cheesecake Factory this year, but we didn't even have cheesecake for dessert - how did that happen?

17. What are you going to do when you finish this? send Kim an adoption-related e-mail

18. Furthest place you are sending this? we'll see what kind of mood I'm in

19. Who will be the first to send this back? I don't know

20. What's the last thing that made you laugh? some election satire Kevin and I watched

21. Morning person or a night person? Night. Duh, why do you think I'm sitting here typing this?

22. Shoe size? 10

23. Pets? Nope.

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? Yes. I am now a Phillies fan. I never knew!

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

26. How are you today? Well, it was a fairly nice day, weather- and kid-wise. Kevin cooked dinner and I got to run tonight. But I'm fighting some depression and the birth parent search possibility is too big on my mind.

27. What is your favorite flower? Lilac. Stargazer lily is a close second. There is a lilac candle burning in my room waiting for me as I speak!

28. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? I have some fun stuff going on this next week, so I suppose I'm looking forward to all of that. Most of all, our book group is having an All-Saints Day pancake breakfast next Saturday. How's that for random Catholic?

29. What are you listening to right now? I just heard the toilet flush upstairs.

30. Are your toenails painted currently? Yes.

31. Do you wish on stars? No.

32. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Pink. Or green. Or a unique shade of blue. Never orange.

33. How is the weather right now? Sooooooooooo gorgeous. If people visited Vegas now, they'd never leave.

34. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Christine. Well, but not really a person, it was her voicemail. So Kristi.

35. Favorite soft drink? Don't drink them much, but when I do, I love a root beer.

36. Favorite restaurant? If SOMEONE would ever take me, I'm pretty sure I would love Mon Ami Gabi at the Paris. Hello? Anyone?

37. Hair color? Blonde

38. What was your favorite toy as a child? Dolls. Loved dolls. Never had one of those busts, Kim - but I wanted one. Maybe I oughtta get my daughters one for Christmas. I'm guessing they don't make Cher anymore.

39. Summer or Winter. Both

40. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate.

41. Coffee or tea? Tea. Or a Chocolate Chip Frolatte at Saxby's. But that's not so much coffee as dessert.

42. Do you want your friends to email you back? Yes.

43. When was the last time you cried? Don't remember, though I felt the need to several times this week and probably should have.

44. What is under your bed? Weights. Pieces of the porta-crib. Probably some stray toys and a dust bunny or two.

45. What did you do last night? I'll tell you what we didn't do. We didn't go to Baskin Robbins with our neighbors because the envelope system on our budget is my ENEMY.

46. What are you afraid of? You name it, sister: cancer; violence; my kids growing up too fast; going to jail; the list goes on and on

47. Salty or sweet? Sweet.

48. How many keys on your key ring? car, house, Dad's house - 3!

49. Favorite day of the week? Usually Saturday. Sunday's a close second.

50. Do you make friends easily? I think so.

51. How many people will you send this to? Not really sure.

52. How many will respond? Don't know.

53. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Absolutely.


His answers:
1. What time did you get up this morning? 5:35 AM, 5:42 AM, and then 5:49 AM.

2. Diamonds or pearls? no.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Wall-E.

4. What is your favorite TV show? The Office.

5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Nothing or oatmeal at work.

6. What is your middle name? William.

7. What food do you dislike? Most healthy things; fish (more generally, things that swim or swam or lived in the water at any point during its life).

8. What is your favorite CD at the moment? I have been hearing Erasure in my head lately.

9. What kind of car do you drive? Ford Explorer/Exploder.

10 Favorite sandwich? Turkey and provolone on Sourdough toasted in a toaster oven.

11. What characteristic do you despise? Ineptitude and lack of awareness of ineptitude.

12. Favorite item of clothing? Underwear...it protects my sensitive areas.

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? Holy Land.

14. Are you an organized person? I like organization, but not organizing.

15. Where would you retire to? Where I lived my life...why move away from that?

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 30th with sumo wrestling.

17. What are you going to do when you finish this? work.

18. Furthest place you are sending this? home.

19. Who will be the first to send this back? there is not much chance anyone will send this back.

20. What's the last thing that made you laugh? Seeing someone at work who looked really awkward in a hard hat and vest. #30 also made me laugh.

21. Morning person or a night person? Morning.

22. Shoe size? 12.

23. Pets? No.

24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with us? My wife is now a Phillies fan.

25. What did you want to be when you were little? An elephant.

26. How are you today? Normal.

27. What is your favorite flower? Venus fly trap...a very manly flower.

28. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? 12/24. That is when I find out my bonus.

29. What are you listening to right now? Women of Grace.

30. Are your toenails painted currently? Hell no; I do believe I'd get my ass kicked if my toenails were painted.

31. Do you wish on stars? No.

32. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Burnt sienna.

33. How is the weather right now? Nice. I can't complain, but sometimes I still do.

34. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Rich.

35. Favorite soft drink? Coke.

36. Favorite restaurant? Jack in the Box.

37. Hair color? Short.

38. What was your favorite toy as a child? Legos.

39. Summer or Winter. "Summer" I hate being cold.

40. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla.

41. Coffee or tea? Coffee.

42. Do you want your friends to email you back? Some of them.

43. When was the last time you cried? When I was a baby. Actually, I almost always choke up at the moment Troy unites people. Then I make fun of them because people usually act like dorks in situations like that. My answer to #29 almost made me cry.

44. What is under your bed? Weights. Pieces of the porta-crib. Probably some stray toys and a dust bunny or two.

45. What did you do last night? Sewed patches on my cub scout leader uniform.

46. What are you afraid of? Mirrors in the dark.

47. Salty or sweet? Sweet.

48. How many keys on your key ring? 6, one keyless pad thing, one magnetic access key to office.

49. Favorite day of the week? Thursday; refer to #4.

50. Do you make friends easily? No.

51. How many people will you send this to? One.

52. How many will respond? One.

53. Do you like finding out all this stuff about your friends? Eh.
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