Posted by: malia | May 15, 2010

sunday stealings

sorry, i know i’m not doing nablopomo this month, but i just had to take a break from report cards so breaking the tradition a bit here.

all from sunday stealing.

Sunday Stealing: The Question Meme

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
no.

02) What was your dream growing up?
to be a teacher. i was so misguided. i also wanted to be a writer.

03) What talent do you wish you had?
i wish i knew how to say things that don’t incite anger in people.

04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
a bottle of water is fine, thank you very much.

05) Favorite vegetable?
broccoli.

06) What was the last book you read?
growing readers.

07) What zodiac sign are you?
libra.

08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
just one on each ear. i do like temporary tattoos, but haven’t done that in a while.

09) Worst Habit?
procrastinating. 😛

10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
if i knew you.

11) What is your favorite sport?
baseball.

12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
pessimistic. it’s not so much pessimistic, as it is realistic.

13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
avoid eye contact.

14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
hmm. i don’t know what is the “worst.” maybe that hellish year i had several years ago. really took me down a few notches.

15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
i am weird.

16) Do you have any pets?
yes.

17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
i wouldn’t answer the door.

18) What was your first impression of me?
you’re awfully nosey.

19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
scary.

20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
my whole body.

21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
conscience.

22) What color eyes do you have?
brown.

23) Ever been arrested?
no.

24) Bottle or can soda?
i used to think drinking out of bottles was so cool, so i’d choose the bottle.

25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
pay off my loans.

26) What’s your favorite place to hang out at?
home.

27) Do you believe in ghosts?
there are some eerie things out there.

28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
sleep.

29) Do you swear a lot?
no.

30) Biggest pet peeve?
people who swear a lot. 😛

31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
gross.

32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
hmmm. yes, but with a bitter filter.

33) Favorite and least favorite food?
i love steak. i detest candy corn.

Sunday Stealing: The Speed Dating Meme

1. What’s your favorite Dr. Seuss book?
ABC. mostly because it’s ingrained in my brain from when my sister would sing-read it to my nephew 15 years ago. “big a, little a, what begins with a? aunt annie’s alligator, a, a, a. big b, little b, what begins with b? barber, baby, bubbles, and a BUMblebee!” of course you can’t just read it, you have to sing it, too.

2. If you could live in any home on a television series, what would it be?
hmmm. i can’t think of anything. most of them are 2 story houses, and i don’t want that. i don’t want apartments, either. gotta think about this one.

3. What’s the longest you’ve gone without sleep?
maybe 30 hours or so?

4. What’s your favorite Barry Manilow song?
hmm. i don’t know any. is he the copa cabana person? i guess it’ll have to be that, because that’s the only one i know, if that is him.

5. Who’s your favorite Muppet?
snuffleupagus. or grover–he’s funny. oh and oscar cracks me up. i can’t stand baby bear. bleah.

6. What’s the habit you’re proudest of breaking?
soda. i used to have at least 3 cans a day. i haven’t had a can (or bottle) in 10 years. wooo!

7. What’s your favorite website?
i’m really liking sporcle.

8. What’s your favorite school supply?
gosh. so hard to choose. hmm. post-its. or markers! smelly markers, especially. 🙂

9. Who’s your favorite TV attorney?
jack mccoy.

10. What was your most recent trip of more than 50 miles?
hmm. i went to texas a while back. had planned a trip to maui last year, but the very next day the ferry announced it was stopping service. boo.

11. What’s the best bargain you’ve ever found at a garage sale or junk shop?
hmmm, i don’t frequent those.

12. Where were you on September 11, 2001?
at home. for a little while, i had to go to the dr for my son’s 2-week checkup. but otherwise, i was at home. well, my mom’s home, that is.

13. What’s your favorite tree?
plumeria? it’s hardy and smells nice.

14. What’s the most interesting biography you’ve read?
i really liked mem fox’s autobiography. oh wait. biography…hmmm. there are quite a few. but probably other people won’t find it the least bit interesting.

15. What do you order when you eat Chinese food?
beef broccoli.

16. What’s the best costume you’ve ever worn?
i was pebbles once. sprayed my hair red and put in a foam bone. wore the green animal-print top with black shorts. when i was a kid, i had a lovely princess/fairy type dress i used to love to wear. it was typical, but i loved it because it made me feel so princessy.

17. What’s your least favorite word?
anything derogatory.

18. If you had to be named after one of the 50 states, which would it be?
new jersey.

19. Who’s your favorite bear?
love-a-lot.

20. Describe something that’s happened to you for which you have no explanation.
how i’ve made it this far!

21. If you could travel anywhere in Africa, where would it be?
egypt.

22. What did you have for lunch yesterday?
a tuna sandwich.

23. Where do you go for advice?
usually to my mom.

24. Which do you use more often, the dictionary or the thesaurus?
the dictionary, though i really should visit the thesaurus more. i’m so trite.

25. Have you ever been snorkeling? Scuba diving?
snorkeling, yes. scuba diving, no.

26. Have you ever been stung by a bee?
yes, twice. and i had it in my head when i was young that the third one was always fatal, so i was very afraid for a while there.

27. What’s the sickest you’ve ever been?
hmmm. i think a few years ago, there was a time where i just could not get out of bed i was just so sick and miserable. it lasted a while.

28. What’s your favorite form of exercise?
dancing.

29. What’s your favorite Cyndi Lauper song?
“time after time”

30. What did you do for your 13th birthday?
i don’t remember. it was probably a combined dinner for me and my sisters.

31. Are you afraid of heights?
yes.

32. Have you ever taken dance lessons?
yes.

33. What’s your favorite newspaper?
midweek, for its weekly ads.

34. What’s your favorite Broadway / West End musical?
i have never seen one on broadway. the only musical i’ve ever seen live was the phantom of the opera. cried my eyes out on that one.

35. What’s the most memorable class you’ve ever taken?
wow. umm. the first one that came to mind, therefore, must be the most memorable, was a language class i took in college.

36. What’s your favorite knock-knock joke?
i despised the banana orange one. my dad used to do that to us all the time.

37. What’s your least favorite commercial?
oh gosh there are so many. those drug ones really freak me out, though.

38. If you could go to Disney World with any celebrity alive today, who would it be?
oh anyone would be fine with me, if they let us go to the front of the lines. 🙂

39. Do you prefer baths or showers?
showers.

40. What’s your favourite newspaper comic strip?
oh i haven’t read the funnies in so long. i don’t even know what’s out there. i used to collect garfield & calvin & hobbes compilation books.

41. What’s your favorite breakfast food?
steak.

42. Who’s your favarite game show host?
i used to love me some bob barker. these days, hmm. it would’ve been anderson cooper! but, ah. abc. buggers.

43. If you could have a super power, what would it be?
transportation.

44. Do you like guacamole?
if i’m in the mood.

45. Have you ever been in a food fight?
no.

46. Name five songs to which you know all the lyrics.
oh there are many. too many, actually! i’m afraid of my brain when i hear a song i haven’t heard in 20 years, and every single word of the lyrics comes popping out of my mouth, accurately. where in the world…?

47. What’s your favorite infomercial?
i like that zumba one, only because i want to do it!

48. What’s the longest you’ve ever waited in line?
gosh. hours? over 3, think.

49. What’s on the cover of your address book or day planner?
dolphins.

50. Have you ever taken a picture in one of those little booths?
yes.

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