Thursday, May 15, 2008

A Meme! I've Been Tagged!

I feel like I've truly arrived to the blog scene now. Michelle at Life With Three tagged me for a new meme! Sure, I'll play along. :)

Favorite person (outside family)? Right now my best friend is really topping the charts because she's carrying a little bundle of joy that I'm stupidly excited about. I think I'm more excited about this baby than I was about my own. I'm ashamed to admit that.

Favorite food? I love Pizza. I love its cheesy goodness. Deep dish is my favorite and that Pizza Hut stuffed crust is like a forbidden delight for me. I'm on a diet right now and my mouth is watering. Ohhhh... yum.

Michelle! You are a combination of The Man and me! We have a favorite Thai restaurant that we go to and he always get Pad Thai and I always get Panang Chicken Curry. Seriously - we don't even have to order. Except during my vegetarian stage I got Panang Tofu Curry. More on that in another post.

Quirks about you? I typically can't keep my hands still while having a conversation with someone. I am constantly fidgeting, much to the dismay of The Man. I dislike it when two clocks in the same room are on different times. I also dislike round pizza cut into squares. I have a real affinity for Qtips and Cherry flavored Vaseline Lip Therapy.

How would the person who loves you most describe you in ten words or less? I'm not sure really. I think he has a lot more than ten words for me and they probably vary throughout the day. :)

Any regrets in life? I should have focused more on my studies while in college. I really blew a great opportunity.

Favorite Charity/ Cause? I don't have a favorite really. I've always wanted to open a shelter for abused women and children. There is a local organization somewhat like this that I try to support when I can.

Favorite Blog recently? Dawn is the reason I started a blog so I have to give her props. Recently, I've been following the raven, though and I anxiously await every post. Only one more and I'll have to find another AT hiker to stalk.

Something you can’t get enough of? Sleep it seems. And time alone with The Man. Or just plain time alone. Don't I sound like a great mom? :)

Worst job you’ve ever had? I worked at an answering service for a while. I had to wear these earpieces that hurt and sit on these hard chairs for way too long. We got one 15 minute break and we had to ask to go to the bathroom. Then we would answer phones all day and people would be irritated that they had gotten the answering service instead of the doctors office or the dentist or the lawyer or whatever. One day I got back from my 15 minute break and was about to put my ear piece back in my ear and log back on to my computer and I just stopped and got up and walked out. I never looked back and I've never regretted that decision.

What job would you pay NOT to have? Have you ever watched that Dirty Jobs show? Just about anything on that show.

If you could be a fly on the wall, where? I guess one of my kids classes. People always tell me how well behaved they are when I'm not around.

Favorite Bible verse right now? The Bible is an amazing book and teaches so much that I absolutely love. There are a few that I could call my favorites: The best is Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. -Matthew 7:12; I also love As you think in your heart, so are you. -Proverbs 23:7; and then of course another from Matthew which I think everyone should live by is Judge not, that ye be not judged -Matthew 7:1

Guilty Pleasure? Reality television... like The Real Housewives and The Bad Girls Club - it's a sickness.

Got any confessions? I spend too much time on the computer. Oh, you do too?

If you HAD to spend $1,000 on YOURSELF, how would you spend it? I'd get my hair done. It's bad... real bad. I'd also get a manicure and a pedicure while I was there. Then I'd probably buy some cute shoes to show off my pedicure. Then I'd buy a new camera in pink and take a picture and show you all my pedicure in my cute shoes. If I had any money left over I'd spend it on Betsey Johnson stuff.

Favorite thing about your house? We have vaulted ceilings so it's typically cool in the main part of our house even if the air is off. We also have a real wood burning fireplace which is rare in South Florida.

Least favorite thing about your house? There is a major lack of closet space.

One thing you are bad at? Sticking to a schedule. I'm trying to get better at it though.

One thing you’re good at? I'm an excellent driver. :)

If you could change something about your circumstances, what? I would be in marathon running shape RIGHT NOW. I'm working on it.

Who would you like to meet someday? A gazillion Internet friends!

What makes you feel sexy? When my feet are pretty.

Who is your real life hero? My dad

What is the hardest part of your job? Staying on schedule and motivated.

When are you most relaxed? After sex. :) Omgosh, I'm blushing.

What stresses you out? Being late

What can you not live without? A sense of peace.

Do you agree or disagree with the recent article that reported that blogs are authored by narcissists? I'm not sure. I think in some cases this is probably true but the statement is incredibly broad. I have a hard time agreeing with anything so general.

Why do you blog? I love blogging. I love writing. I love that there is a place that I can let all those thoughts that build up in my head over the course of a day out and have someone else read it and say "Oh yes! I feel that way, too!" It makes me feel less alone, it makes me feel like I mean something. It makes me feel like there are other people out there who care what I have to say, who understand, who agree, who disagree.

Who are you tagging?

New/Newer bloggers - K... so I guess I'll make you "new" if you're newer than I am. :) Mommy Menagerie's current blog is pretty new and Valarie Lea

Bloggy friends - Well gee... everyone is my friend. :) Aren't you? I'm tagging Robin from Around the Island and For The Love Of Pete for this.

Bloggers you’d like to get to know better -Jennifer at Playgroups Are No Place For Children and Carrie at Stop Screaming I'm Driving!

Bloggers who you don't think will respond, but you hope will - Dawn at Because I Said So! because she has way too much to do what with writing her book and taking care of her six pack but might need some blog fodder and either Sean or Louise at Our Odyssey because if I got to look out that amazing picture window all day I certainly wouldn't be answering memes. :)

Okay - rules:

1. Answer the questions (Did I really have to include this as a rule? Duh!)
2. Link back to whoever tagged you
3. Tag eight bloggers to do the same, 2 from each category.
New/ newer bloggers (since we want to share the love and send them traffic)
Bloggy friends
Bloggers you’d like to get to know better
Bloggers you don’t think will respond, but you hope will

Good luck and have fun!


Valarie Lea said...[Reply to comment]

Oh I will have to do this one, it has some very interesting questions. :) Oh and when you get your $1000.00 to spend, there are some Betsy Johnson shoes out there that are to cute. I saw them at Belks today. :)

Michelle@Life with Three said...[Reply to comment]

That was so fun to read. I learned so much about you!

Just for the record, I will no longer get irritated when I get the answering service at my doctor's office. No wonder they seem so crabby all the time. One 15 minute break and you've got to ask permission to pee? That's horrible.

Secondly, reality tv is a weakness for me. I was a regular watcher of Flavor (or was it Flava?) of Love. I'm cringing as I'm writing that.

Lastly, if that Thai restaurant is anywhere close to Boca, you've got to email me the name because the only time I get to eat Thai food is when we're visiting my husband's family. There are no Thai restaurants where I live. :(

Laura said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks for the Love! I love bloggy friends and have enjoyed reading up on yours. I'll get the meme soon, I have company this weekend (!)

ConverseMomma said...[Reply to comment]

Congrats on getting tagged for your first meme. This was a blast to read.

Karen said...[Reply to comment]

Tag, I'm it. Mines up.

Robin said...[Reply to comment]

Mmmm... penang curry - I'll take the tofu please. (Not a veg but not a big carnivore either).

Thanks for the tag, this looks like a fun one :).

Louise said...[Reply to comment]

Thanks for the tag! If I don't follow up on the meme, it's not because I'm busy.

Just lazy :-)