Wednesday, January 28, 2009

37 Random Questions

A week or so ago, Ruthie of Nature Knitter (see side bar at right) posted the following questions and suggested it was a fun and easy way to share information that we probably don't usually reveal. Here are my highly intellectual answers!

1) Do you like blue cheese? Nuh-uh, that be bad stuff!

2) Have you ever smoked? Yes, for one stupid year in college.

3) Do you own a gun? No, but I'm good with poison darts.

4) What flavor Kool Aid is your favorite? Grape, hands down, but I haven't had any for decades.

5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Yes.

6) What do you think of hot dogs? Only eat organic chicken franks (they're good!).

7) Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas.

8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Homemade latte.

9) Can you do push-ups? Yes, but only about 5. Or 3. Or maybe 2.

10) What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wide gold wedding band.

11) Favorite hobby? Quilting.

12) Do you have A.D.D.? Nope, too lazy to be that active.

13) Do you wear glasses/contacts? Glasses, but only for close work.

14) Middle name? Ann, although I use my maiden name in my "official" signature.

15) Name thoughts at this moment? I'm hungry and it's still 2-1/2 hours until dinner.

16) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Lattes, iced black tea, and kombucha.

17) Current worry? The economic situation.

18) Current hate right now? Lack of time to quilt.

19) Favorite place to be? Home. I'm definitely a home-body.

20) How did you bring in the New Year? At home with husband, reading until a little after 10 pm and then to bed.

21) Where would you like to go? The East Coast and Maritime Provinces.

22) Name three people who will complete this. Chicken Mama? Annie? Fiona? (No pressure on anybody, honest.)

23) Do you own slippers? What? Dancing? Ballet? Bedroom? No. No. Yes.

24) What color shirt are you wearing? Teal colored turtleneck with yellow sweatshirt-like vest over it.

25) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Never tried, but they sound cold.

26) Can you whistle? Yup, but just as off-tune as I can sing.

27) Favorite color? Orange. (I said that in front of someone once and she said, "Yeah, it used to be my favorite color, too, but I got over it.")

28) What songs do you sing in the shower? None. It would be too frightening. (See #26 above.)

29) Would you be a pirate? Heck, no.

30) Favorite girl's name? Euphemia. It was a family tradition that the first girl of each generation be named Euphemia. My mom refused to give me the name even though I was the first girl of my generation. It's my favorite because I didn't get stuck with it. (How's that for reverse psychology?)

31) Favorite boy's name? Max.

32) What's in your pocket right now? Looks like wood shavings and sawdust.

33) Last thing that made you laugh? DVD "Get Smart.”

34) What vehicle do you drive? '84 Toyota Tercel.

35) Worst injury you've ever had? Broken nose. Ow. Owie. OW-EEE.

36) Do you love where you live? Yup.

37) How many TVs do you have in your house? Three. One for watching DVDs only, one that gets 2 channels, and one that is currently stuck on 1 channel (channel selector won't work).

Okay, all the rest of you blog readers out there. How about YOU copying and posting these same 37 Random Questions on your blog? I double dare ya.

9 comments:

Chicken Mama said...

Okay . . . but if I do your 37 likes/dislikes here, then you have to do the 25 Things About Me on MY blog! (www.swampriverridge.blogspot.com)

1) Do you like blue cheese? Uhhh, don't you know that's MOLD?

2) Have you ever smoked? Yup - 'bout a year & a half. I used to miss it a lot. Then I got sick one night after falling off the wagon . . . and now I gag when the woodstove back-drafts into my face!

3) Do you own a gun? 'Property protected by Smith & Wesson 4 Days A Week. You Pick The Days.' (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

4) What flavor Kool Aid is your favorite? Kool-Aid?! Who drinks Kool-Aid anymore! I'd have no idea . . . .

5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? Nope. Been to too many of 'em. They're old hat.

6) What do you think of hot dogs? They scare me. I can only eat them when I don't think about what's inside them.

7) Favorite Christmas movie? White Christmas. (Ditto, Mom.)

8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee!

9) Can you do push-ups? Now why would I try to do a silly thing like that?!

10) What's your favorite piece of jewelry? Hmmm, that's a tough one. Favorite as in prettiest or favorite as in you'd-have-to-pry-it-off-my-dead-fingers? The latter would be my wedding band. Dunno 'bout the other.

11) Favorite hobby? Yikes! Right now, it's crocheting, 'cause I'll only let myself sit down & relax for the time it takes to crochet one (or two, if I'm feeling indulgent) granny squares.

12) Do you have A.D.D.? Maybe a little OCD . . . ! ;)

13) Do you wear glasses/contacts? No, but I've been finding things a bit blurry these last few months when it's late & I'm tired!

14) Middle name? Anne.

15) Name your thoughts at this moment. The stove in the sunroom needs more wood, I should go put a bra on (I'll be more comfortable), and I need a drink. (I'll be back!)

16) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Whiskey-7, Whiskey-7, and Whiskey-7. Oh, sorry! Umm, Water, coffee, & the aforementioned Whiskey-7s. (Although I'm drinking a spicy Bloody Mary at the moment.)

17) Current worry? Finances.

18) Current hate right now? Hmmm. Oh, the disaster that is my office.

19) Favorite place to be? Yup, home. Or, with my hubby. Preferably at home with my hubby. ;)

20) How did you bring in the New Year? With friends at their house, playing Trivial Pursuit and FORCING ourselves to make it to midnight before we said goodnight.

21) Where would you like to go? Back to England. Back to Iceland. Travel to all 50 states on the back roads. Nova Scotia.

22) Name three people who will complete this. Hmmm. Maybe Claire if she has time. Now, who will go to MY blog & complete MY questionnaire? ;)

23) Do you own slippers? Silly question. Doesn't everyone? Unless, maybe, you live somewhere warm.

24) What color shirt are you wearing? White T-shirt of my husband's that reads, 'Canada: Looks Better Everyday' (but that's no longer true since the election), and a blue polarfleece.

25) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Dunno if I've ever tried, either, but yuck I'm thinkin'.

26) Can you whistle? Yep - but not with my fingers. Always wished I could do that.

27) Favorite color? Hmm, can't go wrong with black. Maybe green, tho, otherwise.

28) What songs do you sing in the shower? Whatever. 'If I Were A Rich Man' from Fiddler On The Roof. Whatever's stuck in my mind.

29) Would you be a pirate? Arrrhh, matey! I can't swim. Would that matter?

30) Favorite girl's name? Good grief, that's a hard one! I've always loved old-fashioned names. Ruby, Pearl. Oh! Pearl: that's it!

31) Favorite boy's name? Hmm. I'm drawing a blank.

32) What's in your pocket right now? Chapstick.

33) Last thing that made you laugh? A really bad picture taken of my girlfriend last night on the digital camera. Perhaps I laughed a little TOO hard at her unfortunate visage? ;)

34) What vehicle do you drive? Depends on the day and/or activity. '08 Toyota Yaris, '99 Subaru Forester, '00 Chevy 1-Ton, '77 Chevy Suburban.

35) Worst injury you've ever had? Ruptured ovarian cyst. I knew it was bad when a cool hand took mine and I opened my eyes to see that my husband had called my mama from the ER.

36) Do you love where you live? Unequivocally, resoundingly YES!

37) How many TVs do you have in your house? Two, but we don't get any TV reception / service. They're both for watching movies. One in the ironing room (guest bedroom), and one in the library.

Mama Pea said...

Hey, Chicken Mama, cool! Thanks. I promise I will do your 25 Things About Me on your blog. But you'll have to wait a day or so. I'm in a time crunch right now. :o)

Fiona said...

OK, ladies -- count me in :) Though I have to admit I'll have an easier time answering questions than coming up with random things about myself (as I asked Chicken Mama, does that mean I'm boring or just insecure?!)

Fiona said...

Here I go:

1) Do you like blue cheese? Yes! But I'm thinking I'm 1% of the population who does.

2) Have you ever smoked? Long, long time ago...

3) Do you own a gun? Not yet.

4) What flavor Kool Aid is your favorite? None. Yuck!

5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? If I had doctor right now, I don't think I'd get nervous. I'm nervous about not having a doctor, though...

6) What do you think of hot dogs? Veggie ones are OK. I'm with Chicken Mama though... the regular ones scare me!

7) Favorite Christmas movie? It's a Wonderful Life.

8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Coffee!

9) Can you do push-ups? Push up, yes... anything more than that, not sure.

10) What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My wedding band.

11) Favorite hobby? Who has time? I get really crabby if I don't get enough time for reading... does that count?

12) Do you have A.D.D.? Too tired for ADD

13) Do you wear glasses/contacts? Yep, for distance

14) Middle name? Mairi

15) Name your thoughts at this moment. My fingers are freezing, I should really be asleep, I've got to go check the woodstove, I hope Ella hasn't peed her bed again.

16) Name 3 drinks you regularly drink. Coffee, tea, OJ

17) Current worry? Money

18) Current hate right now? My current worry.

19) Favorite place to be? Home.

20) How did you bring in the New Year? Eating homemade pizza, playing monopoly with the kids and watching a Midsommer Murders (British mystery shower) until midnight. Bed at 12:01.

21) Where would you like to go? Scotland, Ireland, BC, Nova Scotia

22) Name three people who will complete this. Don't know.

23) Do you own slippers? I live in my slippers.

24) What color shirt are you wearing? Grey turtleneck

25) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No way -- way too slippery. I'm a flannel or cotton girl.

26) Can you whistle? Not even a little bit. It's quite sad, really.

27) Favorite color? I'm a Libra, so I'm hard pressed to pick a favourite anything. Blue and green are probably my top picks, though

28) What songs do you sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower. But I do sing along to the radio in the car!

29) Would you be a pirate? I've never considered it. Does it pay well?

30) Favorite girl's name? Ella

31) Favorite boy's name? Jack

32) What's in your pocket right now? Cracked corn, hay seeds and something I can't quite recognize

33) Last thing that made you laugh? My husband trying to sneak out of the kitchen with fresh baked cookies

34) What vehicle do you drive? In good weather, the Matrix. In bad, or on trips to the farm co-op, a ford F-150

35) Worst injury you've ever had? I wouldn't call them injuries but childbirth and a c-section were both fairly horrendous. I can grow beautiful babies but I have a horrible, horrible time delivering them!

36) Do you love where you live? Yes

37) How many TVs do you have in your house? One, but it's just for watching movies. We haven't had TV for years...

Mama Pea said...

Chicken Mama and Fiona - They say laughter is good for the soul so I thank you both for a couple of out loud laughs in reading your answers. My soul is now good.

Anybody else out there want to join us? Jump in, the water's fun!

Annie said...

Sorry, I'm too distracted and drooling over the cookies and quilts a few posts back to participate in this one. I love your quilts!

Mama Pea said...

Dear Distracted and Drooling,

Absolutely no problem :o).

Thanks for the kind words . . . wish I had your color sense!

RuthieJ said...

I love this 37 Things Meme because I'm learning all sorts of interesting stuff about people.

word verification: ingrown

MaineCelt said...

Alright...I did it too! Thanks for the diversion! (And sorry I haven't blogged more, of late. We had no internets and a dodgy computer for the last few weeks, but I just got a cheap little laptop of my vewy, vewy own. I've got some catching up to do!)