1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4.
"teristics to gods, objects, animals, etc. an•ti•pope
a pope set up"
Webster's New World Dictionary - School and office Edition 1967
2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch?
My new address book, a headset for the computer, a box I received in the mail as a Yule Elf gift, some crinkled luminescent clear wrap, a Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion magazine, a few other papers, the side of a desk/shelf unit, a plastic butterfly cling, and a wrinkled blue piece of paper taped to the side of the shelf that has a skull and crossbones on it as well as the words "Danger!" and "Stay Away!", with an arrow pointing at whatever it was originally warning people away from.
3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?
4. Without looking, guess what time it is
5. Now look at the clock. What is the actual time?
Oops, it's 1:19 am
6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?
The television still on in the other room. William was watching it but fell asleep on the couch.
7. When did you last step outside? What were you doing?
About an hour and a half ago, to put Buck out in his kennel for the night. I carefully planted my feet step by careful step as it's all ice and hardpack in the back yard.
8. Before you started this survey, what did you look at?
Huh? Uhm, I was looking at the computer. I typed Gregory Maguire into Blogger's blog search box and somehow stumbled upon the blog this question and answer thing was on.
9. What are you wearing?
orange shirt, no bra, faded and holey jeans, pink bikini underwear with lime green trim, blue ankle socks with oranges and the word "tangy" in orange on them, my blue and black pirate tennis shoes, and my new ocean bead on a fake leather string cord around my neck
10. Did you dream last night?
Yes and bizarrely enough I remember some of it. It wasn't last night actually, it was this morning. And it was something about William's algebra book having the last twenty pages ripped out and a simple 2nd or 3rd grade level section of pages taped in their place.
11. When did you last laugh?
I can't remember. If not since then (I am pretty crabby tonight), then it was a few hours ago when I was watching a DVD of The Wedding Crashers.
12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?
Oh, good lord! This will take forever. Hmmmm, okay. My cork bulletin board full of everything and anything. Above that an old wooden sign from someone's property that has mountains, trees and a moon carved into it and says "Pen Point", a fairy calendar, a curtain rod above the window, above the window a carved plaque of otters that says "Love, laughter and friends welcome here", a decorative shelf high above a freestanding shelf unit that holds two kitchen witches and a ceramic bunny planter. Oh, and behind me there's a big fairy tapestry over the phone stand. On the top of that is some grapevine garland with amber colored beading draped around it, a mail holder in gold embossed with a thistle design, a clip on which we hang notes and grocery list, another gold holder containing scratch paper and a couple pencils and pens (it also usually has a scissor stuck in there) and a small Gargoyle's wall calendar.
13. Seen anything weird lately?
Define weird. I think it's a matter of perspective. I'm always seeing weird stuff. Oh, I know! There was a guy at the restaurant this morning sitting in the booth right in front of me, who looked so much like Tim Allen that I was wondering if maybe it really WAS Tim Allen.
14. What do you think of this quiz?
A nice change from the MeMe lists.
15. What is the last film you saw?
The Wedding Crashers. Watched it a few hours ago.
16. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy?
Staff, a nice secluded home in the country, a sports car for my hubby to enjoy.
17. Tell me something about you that I don’t know
I used to be very organized and tidy. No, HONEST! I don't know what happened. I conjecture, but I really don't know how I could feel so overwhelmed and behind on life.
18. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?
Well, if it could be something magical, I suppose I'd give everyone the ability to find joy instead of fear in the diversity of people and cultures. If I couldn't make that happen with the tap of a wand, then I'd outlaw war and make all countries spend their budgets on only humanitarian, peaceful needs.
19. Do you like to dance?
Of course! Even though my kids think I look retarded when I dance.
20. George Bush:
I want to scream into his smug, fugly face every time I see him on television.
21. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?
My firstborn was a boy, but if he had been a she, her name would have been Jessica.... something. Can't remember the middle name we'd picked out. If the sonogram is right, I am about to have my first granddaughter
this April and my daughter is planning on naming her Anastacia Faye. I LOVE that name. Although if I had any say in it, which I don't, I'd spell Faye F-A-E, like a fairy.
22. Imagine your first child is a boy, what do you call him?
He is/was. Joseph Peter.
23. Would you ever consider living abroad?
Sure, why not.
24. What do you want God to say to you when you reach the pearly gates?
I don't expect to see any pearly gates, nor do I expect to see "God" in the form of a white bearded man. Maybe Alanis Morisette.... I do expect to be met by a lot of people I love and haven't seen in a while. And I guess I'd want them to say "We missed you! Welcome back!"
1.Your name spelled backwards?
Sakez Oj Adnil if you use the name on my birth certificate. Or Sakez Emual if you use my newer chosen name.
2. Last incoming call on your phone?
Sam, telling me he bought a trampoline tonight with the money we owed him for Christmas and birthday gift. Oh, no, Noel called after that, to tell me why everyone hates Tom Cruise.
3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer?
I scanned a bunch of pictures of Joshua into the computer today. Before that, downloaded, hmmmm.... Photo Shop Elements.
4. What's your favorite restaurant?
So many to choose from, so many..... Perhaps Pilafs - A multi-ethnic vegetarian restaurant in Ashland, Oregon. Or perhaps Negris - Italian family style dining in Occidental, California. And there's a great Thai place in Sparks, I don't remember the name. Too many too decide.
5. Last time you swam in a pool?
Geeze, years ago probably.
6. Britney Spears is a skank. Agree or disagree?
Didn't really have an opinion of her one way or the other until she drove down Highway 101 with her baby in her lap. Now I think she's an idiot and can't we give her a ticket for that!? Like it's a traffic light photo of someone running red light?
7. How many kids do you want?
I wanted three. I ended up with five. Wouldn't have given any of them back. I would of had one more but it wasn't meant to be. Oddly enough, Sam tried to convince me today that papa and I should have another baby. Even if we could, uhm, as if!
8. Type of music you dislike most?
Really violent rap.
9. What was the last thing you bought?
A white mocha latte at Starbucks
10. Have you ever ridden on a motorbike?
Only once, crashed it into a rose bush.
11. Does someone have a crush on you?
I have no idea. Hopefully my husband. Although it's more likely that even though he loves me, he's long past the "crush" stage.
12. Ever made a prank phone call?
13. Listening to music?
Usually I am but right now, no
14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
Bungee jumping - absolutely not. Sky diving? Only if the plane was about to crash.
15. What shoes are you wearing right now?
my black and blue pirate shoes.
16. Do you have a garden?
Many gardens - wish I had more room for more gardens!
17. What's your favorite comic strip?
We don't get anything but our small town newspaper and I forget to keep up with the comics online. So I don't think I have one. I like reading anything in The Funny Times. I should get another subscription to it.
18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?
I believe so.
19. Bath or Shower, morning or night?
Shower, usually in the morning, occasionally at night, and anytime I've been working in the garage or garden or other sweaty dirty job. Or in the summer to cool off.
20. Hello or goodbye?
Do you like my hat?
21. Favorite pizza toppings?
tons of veggies
22. Chips or Popcorn?
23. Favorite color?
24. What did ur last text message you received say?
It told me my Green Day music ring had been sent to me, but I couldn't figure out how to download it.
25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?
26. Orange Juice or apple juice?
Orange juice. Or better yet, just the orange itself.
27. Who was the last person you ate dinner with?
my husband. Kinda sorta. I made us fajitas and tea and he ate his while wrapped up on the couch in a blanket while watching t.v. (he's sick), while I ate mine in front of the computer (far away from the germs)
28. What did the last text message that u sent say?
I've never sent one.
29. Lucky number?
30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?
From last year's garden - probably last October or maybe even as late as November.
31. Have you ever won a trophy?
Hmmmm, I've won ribbons at the fair, including several Best of Show (brag, brag). No trophy though. My kids gave me a Mother of the Year trophy once.
32. Are you a good cook?
Very good cook. Although nowadays, ask me if I cook? Not much.
33. Do you know how to pump your own gas?
Are there actually people on this planet that own a car that do NOT know how to pump their own gas? That said, one of the things I love about Oregon is that it's illegal to pump your own gas.
34. Do the chinese really use cats in their food?
Ewwww, I hope not.
35. Sprite or 7-Up?
Neither, I drink tea or coffee. If it's soda, like with popcorn and a movie, then cola.
36. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school?
Yes. I went to a Catholic school for third grade. It was this gray and blue pleated plaid skirt with a white blouse. I HATED it. I also refused to go to church before school and although I remember the nuns complaining about that to my mom incessantly, I don't remember her ever being mad at me about it or forcing me to go.
37. Last thing you ate?
Scrambled eggs, a flour tortilla, and a cup of currant flavored black tea with a teaspoon of sugar and vanilla soy milk in it.
38. Ever thrown up in public?
Probably, but I can't remember. Wait, that sounded wrong. It sounded like I usually am so drunk that I don't remember how many times I've thrown up in public. What I meant was, I was probably sick with some illness unexpectedly and threw up at some time, although if so I can't recall. Hmmm, now that I'm thinking about it, and really, did we NEED to have this question in here!?, I remember having something go down the wrong way at a restaurant and having to throw up in the bathroom.
39. Would you rather find true love or be a millionaire?
True love. Yeah, really. Although if I couldn't find true love, I'd probably be able to make myself content with simple compatability and friendship with a millionaire. I'm a pragmatic sort.
40. Do you believe in love at first sight?
I think so. Although I don't think you will know if it's lasting love until you get to know all about the person, good and bad. But yeah, I often have what I think of as a karmic or psychic/intuitive take on a person from the beginning and my first impressions are usually right.
41. Think fast, what do you like right now?
for some silly reason, the word "peaches" was the first thing to pop into my head. Second thought - clean sheets and a comfotable bed, uninterupted sleep.
42. Who was the last person you visited in the hospital?
43. Where were you on Valentine's day?
At home, except for breakfast. My husband and son took me out for breakfast.
44. Last time you laughed?
Didn't we already have this question? I'll make up a new #44 - Would you rather be famous by face or famous by name? I'd rather be famous by name so I could keep my privacy when I wanted it.
45. What's your favorite animal?
My chihuahua Rosie. If you mean, what's my favorite TYPE of animal, then otters, crows, cats.
46. What was the name of your first pet?
A black poodle named Robespierre - Robbie for short. I think we had a dog when I was really tiny, my mom has some photos of it, but I have no idea what his/her name was.
47. Who is the second to last person to call you?
Already mentioned that - Sam.
48. Is there anything going on this weekend?
Hopefully nothing. There's no new snow so I don't have to take William snowboarding. Jeff is too sick to go to work again tomorrow, hopefully he'll stay on the couch, drink lots of tea, and GET WELL. I hope, knock on wood, oh, please, please, please, to get some art made and some packages mailed.
49. How are you feeling right now?
So f**king tired. I have no idea why I'm even still up except maybe I'm too tired to get up and do all the things that have to be done before I can turn in - lock the doors, put another log on the fire, take the puppy out to pee (I guess I do that first and then lock the doors), turn off the t.v. and shut the cabinet doors against the cats, put on my p.j.'s, brush my teeth, warm up my flax bed warmer, tuck in the kid, turn off the lights, cover the annoying digital clock display, wind my alarm clock..... maybe I'll just sleep here in the computer chair.
50. What do you think about the most?
Everything I have on my to-do list, my family.
51. What do you think of the person that posted this before you?
I don't know him/her. But since we both hate Bush and both read Wicked, we could probably be friends. I tried to set a link back to that blog, but for some reason my computer won't go back and find it.
52. Who is MOST likely to repost this survey?
Deb, because she's got an addiction to this sort of thing