Because there’s nothin’ else to do tonight

A meme, as seen at the lovely Amish Prom Queen’s royal castle:

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now? Nothing. Maybe a CD that didn’t work and I threw it back there in frustration, but I tend to stash all my crap on the passenger-side seat.

2. When was the last time you threw up? Mmm, food poisoning a year ago. Yummy. NOT FUN.

3. What’s your favorite curse word? Usually something that I make up on the fly. I started saying “fucker mouse” years ago as a nickname for an evil cat toy; now I pretty much say that phrase daily. My cube mates assume that we have mouse poop problems again and don’t inquire.

4. Name 3 people who made you smile today? Kim, Greg, Emily and Dulcie. Bonus points to Kim and Dulcie who told me I look like I’ve lost weight. 😉 And yes that’s four people and I don’t care because I could add six more to the list.

5. What were you doing at 8 a.m. this morning? Drinking coffee, nomming on a Special K bar and surfing the Internet.

6. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Buying replacement headphone pads so I can use my noise-canceling headphones again. (Office mice ate the foam off the last pads.)

7. What will you be doing 3 hours from now? Whacking off Turning off the TV and commencing my six hours of zzzzs. Probably I’ll be wishing “Paranormal State” was on.

8. Have you ever been to a strip club? Oh hell yeah. I was always a good patron and a good tipper. 😉 I miss my friends with whom I used to hit the strip-club circuit more than anything, but yeah, I was always game to go. The seedier the joint, the better!

9. What is the last thing you said aloud? “The right (pedal) makes it go!” to an asshole Maryland driver.

10. What is the best ice cream flavor? I stopped eating ice cream. Not even gonna try to remember. OK, fine, if I had to, Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Buns.

11. What was the last thing you had to drink? Diet Coke.

13. What was the last thing you ate? Tomato Mozzarella salad, hold the onions, dressing on the side — from Panera.

14. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? Does a bear shit in the woods?

15. When was the last time you ran? Up the steps this afternoon. I was trying to get to my doc’s office before it closed to get a prescription refill. I got up all those flights in about two minutes flat. Seriously, why do I need a new piece of paper for a medication I’m not planning to go off anytime soon?

16. What’s the last sporting event you watched? I was promised Cubs tickets when I was in Chicago, although that was an Epic FAIL. Sore subject — let’s move on, shall we?

18. Who is the last person you emailed? I e-mailed my favorite customer service rep to wish him a happy belated birthday.

19. Ever go camping? Staying at anything below a four-star hotel is camping to me.

20. Do you have a tan? Chest and arms are tan still from hauling ass all over Chicago. Of course, that could be my new wave of freckles filling in the spots between the old ones; I am going to have an even freckle color by the end of the summer.

24. Do you drink your soda from a straw? Only Jamba Juice is straw-worthy.

25. What did your last IM say? “YES!” Of course, the last IM I received was, “I am going to slap a bitch.” 😀

26. Are you someone’s best friend? Yes.

27. What are you doing tomorrow? As little as possible.

28. Where is your mom right now? Holed up in the next room.

29. Look to your left, what do you see? *bonk* Ow. Lamp.

30. What color is your watch? The iPhone has the time on it; who needs something around her wrist when she has that?

31. What do you think of when you think of Australia? Heath Ledger, Nicole Kidman, koala bears

32. Would you consider plastic surgery? I can has unlimited spending account?

33. What is your birthstone? Emerald.

34. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive-thru? Given my dearth of Spanish-speaking skills, neither is a terrific option around here. I tend to walk in so that I can point to pictures.

35. How many kids do you want? Honestly? Two. One of each. Of course, at this age, I’ll be happy with one.

36. Do you have a dog? Nope.

37. Last person you talked to on the phone? My doctor’s office to beg for prescription refills.

38. Have you met anyone famous? I hang around with celebrities in their respective fields.

39. Any plans today? Not today.

40. How many states have you lived in? 3 (does D.C. count as a state?)

41. Ever go to college? Yes.

42. Where are you right now? At my beloved Mac, at home.

43. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? Having a 50-year-old teenager.

44. Last song listened to? “In This Life” — Chantal Kreviazuk

46. Are you allergic to anything? Penicillin. Stupidity.

47. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? My Crocs (Adara) in bronze. OMG, heaven for feet. There was one pair of ’em in Hudson Trail and the size was marked wrong so they were sitting all by themselves, waiting for Cinderella to come along and slide them on and fall in love with them. (UPDATE: Bought the silver/lavender pair just now. Yay! I <3 Crocs!)

48. Are you jealous of anyone? Weirdly enough, I am jealous of an abstract “someone.” I suppose I can say there’s a boy and I always envision where he *might* be and whomever might be lucky enough to be with him. And I want to stab her with a pencil, whomever “she” may be.

50. Is anyone jealous of you? Yes, and that would explain a lot.

51. What time is it? 9:29 p.m.

52. Do any of your friends have children? Yes.

53. Do you eat healthy? I went mainly vegetarian about a month ago.

54. What do you usually do during the day? Staring at a computer with noise-canceling headphones on, growling at annoying e-mails and incoherent copy, laughing at fun IM conversations, flipping off people who shouldn’t be parking in my lot and otherwise daydreaming to give myself the wherewithal to keep plugging away.

55. Do you hate anyone right now? Let’s just say I have the right to, if I would so choose to waste my energy on it.

56. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? Not really. I’m more of a “yo” and “howdy” and “hey” and “hi” kind of person.

58. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 35; am enjoying my last year of being closer to 30 than to 40, kthxbai.

59. Have you ever been to Six Flags? I hear it’s terrible down here in D.C. I’m not a big fan of roller coasters or screaming children. I’d rather vacation in a big city and enjoy the architecture and other urban delights.

60. How did you get one of your scars? Emotional or physical? I have a scar on my knee that I got from a makeshift dodgeball game using a fucking medicine ball in the fourth grade. Lyle Washowich nailed me with the ball and I went DOWN. My jeans were ripped, my skin was gone, ugh. I knew my mom would be mad that my jeans were torn, and the school nurse told me that her son took scissors to his jeans to get the look I’d just created. 🙂 I felt SO much better, that at age 10 I looked as cool as a 17-year-old. However, Mom threw out those jeans and I was never allowed to speak of the incident again.

3 Responses to Because there’s nothin’ else to do tonight

  1. Valerie :

    Dude, the Cubs… they are my team. My dad’s birthday present to me was for me to go to his computer and order Cubs tickets for any game I wanted. ANY GAME.

    Yeah, I’m seeing them IN CINCINNATI in September. (At least it’s a ballpark I’ve never been to before.)

    I still need to get to Wrigley this year, though, because we bought a brick paver in memory of my husband. I have a replica, but I want a picture of the real thing!

  2. chris hayes :

    I took a medicine ball in the head in 3rd grade. Stupid Joey Tryon, launched it when I wasn’t looking.

    But I’m feelin muuuccchhhh better now.

    The cubs will choke, it’s their legacy. Go Phillies.

    And thank you for the kind birthday wishes. Muah

  3. Extraordinary Girl :

    “Fucker mouse”?!!! PRICELESS! I think that’s my new favorite word, err, words. 😉