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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Mucho Stuff Meme!

I stole this Meme from Swissmiss, who didn't tag me, because she stole it, too. She's a very bad influence on me.

What time is your alarm clock set to? 6:00 am most days, class weekends 5:00 or 5:15 am

What is the first thing you notice about the opposite sex? That they are the opposite sex.

Do you think people talk about you behind your back? Isn't that why my left ear keeps ringing?

What movie do you know every line to? You should never end a sentence with a preposition. It's bad grammar. The proper way to phrase the question is this: "To which movie do you know every line by heart?" My answer is this: "The Princess Bride" and "Finding Nemo"

What is your favorite movie? I have a few favorites: "Flicka", "The Princess Bride", "Gone in 60 Seconds", "The Guardian", and obviously, "Finding Nemo."

Is anyone in love with you? Um...not likely.

Do you sleep on your side, stomach or back? Side and back, and back to side again.

Who was the last person to make you mad? That's a tough one. I don't remember...I must have forgiven that person. Hmmmm....will edit if I can remember who last torqued my jaw.

Are you a lover or a fighter? Both. In my last job, especially when I got towards the end and was just sick and tired of people lying to me, I became quite confrontational, and sometimes in person. My superior happened to be with me one day, and while my confrontational attitude was not that bad, my superior found it necessary to comment, "You're not carrying a .9mm anymore! Confront him on the phone!" He was right. But by nature, as one of my FTO's observed, I'm more of a "meek and mild" sort. I will avoid confrontation if I can and find a reasonable resolution to conflict rather than fight. But I'm no pushover....most of the time. Just don't corner me or the claws come out (and they are LONG claws!)

Are you a morning or evening person? Used to be evening, maybe that's often still the case, but I worked nights for almost 4 years, and ever since then, I've been far more appreciative of daylight. I won't go so far as to say I'm a "morning" person, but I do realize that I'm sharper and more productive in the morning....during and after my coffee!

Are you a cuddler? Yes.

.Are you a perfectionist? Selectively

Have you ever written a poem? Several, a couple published here on my blog. I don't write poetry anymore, though.

Do you have more guy or girl friends? Both. I used to have more guy friends as I worked in many male-dominated fields. What was ironic was that, there I was hanging out with a crowd of about 10 guys, all friends, and they were speaking of the movie, "When Harry Met Sally. " Great movie. But they held to the premise of the movie: "It's impossible for men and women to be friends because there will always be sexual tension." It always made me laugh, because there I was and they barely recognized that I was a woman, in spite of my painted nails, my makeup, my long hair, hairless face, etc. LOL! And I can honestly say that NO, I NEVER considered... * ahem * ...with ANY of those guys! Perhaps I can't speak for all of them, but not a single one of the 10 ever hit on me. (You know...come to think of it, that's insulting...) I probably have more female friends now, but I can still easily relate to guys.

How many tickets have you gotten? 1 "Failure to Yield" back in 1992 when I totalled my car, and 1 parking ticket for parking on a bridge in Minneapolis when I gave up on finding a parking spot in Dinky Town! (Locals will relate to that frustration...)

Piercings? Nope. My Dad ticked off my Mom by getting my ears pierced when I was 13, and they ended up getting infected (Mom's fault, ironically), and I never got them re-pierced and refuse to do so.

Do you have a tattoo? Two of them, both obtained after the age of 25

Are you patient? WHAT ARE YOU ACCUSING ME OF? OK, seriously, I'm working on that particular virtue. Others have told me that I'm patient, but I don't see it. It was a virtue I had as a child, but then I grew up and it went away.

Do you miss anyone right now? My Dad, who passed away in 1995.

Tea or coffee? COFFEE!

Regularly burn incense? Sometimes. The good stuff, not the church stuff, but Incense from India, selected ones. When I feel like it.

Ever been in love? I thought I was. I was wrong because I didn't know what love was.

Best room for a fireplace? Livingroom

What do you do when you’re sad or upset? Write, walk, go to the gym, pray, go to Adoration, go to Mass

Afraid of heights? No. However, I have a strange fear of falling that I've had ever since I was a child. Firefighter training was absolute agony for me, and although it helped, the fear has not gone away. Thus, you will not find me on the roof!

Can you change the oil in your car? No. I know the idea behind it, but I've never done it, was never taught, and don't even have the tools to do it. (But I sure can tell you lots of stuff about your engine and can write damage estimates on the components of the engine compartment!)

Favorite flower? There are a few: Lilacs, roses (especially if they are given to me!), sunflowers, bleeding hearts.

Favorite hangout? Apparently my computer. (Wow, that's sad)

Middle name? Marie (after my Grandmother)

Most romantic sounding language? Spanish "Cuando dos personas se quieren y se sienten bien, ellos se embrazan y se besan mucho..."

Ever been overseas? I spent a semester in Mexico in college, but otherwise I've never been anywhere outside of this country. Not even Canada, about 6 hours to our North.

I one. Steal it as fairly as I did!


swissmiss said...

For the record, I didn't steal this. Honest! Borrowed for my personal use is better, keeps me out of the confessional :)

Kind of like you, I got my ears pierced for my 9th birthday. Mom told me no, but my diabolical aunt (who I typically refer to as saintly) snatched me out of the house when my mom was sleeping and took me to what was then Donaldsons and I got them pierced.

Church incense isn't the "good stuff?" I love that smell. Growing up my dad also used to burn stuff from India, but the real church stuff is the "good stuff!"

I haven't gone to Adoration when I'm upset...sounds like a good idea for a quick attitude adjustment!

The Ironic Catholic said...

"Is anyone in love with you? Um...not likely."

Uh, Jesus, you doofus.

adoro said...

swissmiss ~ NO NO NO...YOU MISUNDERSTAND! I LOVE church incense and it's the BEST stuff, but I can't afford it AND I don't have the proper incense burner for it.

The "good" stuff refers to Incense of India which isn't just a bunch of ditch smoke like the drug-store incense brands.

IC ~ Well, YEAH, but other than Him...unlikely.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to meet you in July!!! Princess Bride is also one of my favorites (inconceivable!). "Hello, my name is Enigo Montoya, You killed my father, prepare to die."

Scared of Heights - yes even if there are railings. However, I have skydived & loved it! Go figure! LOL


Adoro said...

LOL! I can't wait to meet you, too! And you should know...there are a few of us Princess Bride fans. Maybe we should have a "screening" while we eat fondue?