Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Me and Me and Me

I've had this meme emailed to me by at least 7 people now... so what the heck I'll post it here instead of emailing it.

1. What time did you get up this morning? Sir Oliver has a cough, so I was up every 2-3 hours at least. I was up for the day around 9:30, but he stayed in bed until 11 - I'd never wake a sleeping baby if I didn't have to, especially a sick one.

2. What do you prefer diamonds or pearls? I was always a pearl fan in honor of Anne Shirley, but over time I may have converted to diamonds. Then again I haven't seen Blood Diamond yet.

3. What was the last film you saw at the theater? Seriously, it has been so long that I cannot remember. That is REALLY sad for a former film student.

4. What is your favorite TV show? Good Eats, although my guilty pleasure is What Not to Wear.

5. What did you have for breakfast? It's almost 4 in the afternoon and I just ate breakfast, leftover sausage and eggs from last night. To my credit I did have a glass of chocolate milk and two cookies earlier.

6. What is your middle name? Marie, after my Dad's grandmother (or great grandmother?)

7. What is your favorite cuisine? French done right

8. What foods do you dislike? I'm not a big fan of canned meat, so tuna fish isn't something I'd fix for myself, but I will eat it if someone else has made it.

9. Your favorite potato chip? The only potato chip I'd eat on purpose is salt and vinegar

10. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Hmmm, we've been listening to the Children's Songbook a lot, but not because it's my favorite. I'll say Sophisticated Lady by Sarah Vaughan.

11. What kind of car do you drive? Well when I'm not car-less it's my Corolla.

12. What is your favorite sandwich? You know, I ate nothing but sandwiches for almost 2 years when I was 6&7 (I had a pb&j fixation), and now I'm really not a sandwich person.

13. What characteristics do you despise in people? Feeling the need to make themselves sound important, which paralyzes casual conversation. And any form of malicious manipulation is out of the question. I've become a pro at spotting it a mile away and I will have nothing to do with people who use it.

14. Favorite items of clothing? Oh, anything with polka dots.

15. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? I'd go to Italy and the Greek Isles with Mr Renn

16. What color is your bathroom? Such a sad question. It has brown tile floor, salmon colored tub and wall tiles, and my towels and shower curtain are shades of purple and gold. Yup, it looks as bad as it sounds.

17. Favorite brand of clothing? Probably J Crew, although I've never bought much from them, and what I have has been on clearance. Someday maybe....

18. Where would you want to retire to? Somewhere I can have maximum success at gardening with minimal effort.

19. Favorite time of day? When Mr Renn comes home.

20. Where were you born? SLC, UT

21. Favorite Sports to watch? I'll watch the World Cup, it helps it only comes around once every 4 years.

22. Who do you expect to send this back? Pretty irrelevant, don't you think?

23. Person who will respond first? Also irrelevant

From here the emails started to be different, so pardon the numbers being skiwampus.....

24 What laundry detergent do you use? The cheap bucket-o'detergent from Costco

26. Are you a morning person or night owl? Night owl, luckily so is Sir O.

27. What size shoe do you wear? 6, just like everyone else. Therefore everyone always runs out of size 6 first.

28. Favorite Animal? Giraffe, although it if comes to pets I am a dog person.

29. Any news you'd like to share with everyone? Sir Oliver finally started saying "mama"

30.What did you want to be when you were little? And actress, designer, CEO, or drama teacher. Too bad I was too chicken to pursue any of them, eh?

31. Favorite candy bar? Kinder Bueno, hands down.

32. What are your favorite childhood memories? I have a lot of good memories of reading, and of my dad teaching me how to ride a bike and fly a kite. I also have a lot of childhood memories associated with making food. Homemade bread, rootbeer, ice cream, etc.

33. What color socks are you wearing? Hey, I'm lucky I'm showered and dressed. But since I still haven't left the apartment today, no socks yet.

34. Nickname: Em, emmie, emmy pemmy, in my former more productive days I was called the amazing multitasker on occasion.

35. Piercing? Ears, 1 each. Never seem to get around to wearing earrings though.

36. Eye color? goldish brown

37. Ever been to Africa? Nope

38. Ever been toilet papered? Well, my little brother got our house toilet papered and egged and attached by traffic cones so many times that I feel like I've been toilet papered.

39. Ever loved someone so much it made you cry? Heavens yes, it's my saving grace.

40. Ever been in a car accident? That's not very funny...... yes several, and I will be teased about them for the rest of my life.

41. Favorite Ice Cream? Homemade Raspberry. Or a close 2nd for mango sorbet.

42. Favorite time of year? Late Spring

43. Favorite flower? I like how calla lillies look and how regular lillies smell.

44. Disney or Warner Brothers? Heavens no. If you want animation, go with Frederic Back. Or go foreign.

45. Favorite fast food restaurant? Couldn't tell you the last time I ate fast food.

46. What color is your bedroom carpet? Yucky tenant tan.

47. How many times did you take your drivers test? Three times, another sore spot in my life.

48. Before this one, from whom did you get your last email? Not really applicable, although any of you are welcome to drop me a note anytime. I get far too little "real mail" from real people. Sometimes I think the advertising agencies like me better than my friends do.

49. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Anthropology

50. Bedtime? What's that?

52. What music are you listening to right now? Baby Einstein is on, that's how I'm able to be on the computer.

53. What is your favorite color? Red

54. Lake, Ocean or River? Wish I were an Ocean person, but since I've never lived by one I'd have to say lake.

56. How many tattoos do you have? none

57. Which came first the chicken or the egg? Doesn't matter, I'll eat either.

60. What materialistic thing would you ask for if you had one wish to make? To get paid for what I do.

24. Coke or Pepsi? Sadly I'm a vanilla diet coke person who's kicked the habit but still has cravings. I only cave when I have a bad headache and got very little sleep.

25. Cats or Dogs? Dogs, although I like both (I'm allergic to some cats)

27. Pedicure or manicure? Heavens give me both! But if I had to pick I'd say manicure, they get seen more.

28. Do you prefer funny or mushy cards? Funny, mushy cards tend to come across as cheesy more often than not. If you want to be sentimental put it in your own words instead of looking for "the perfect card".

31. What do you have in your trunk right now? Wish I knew, it's Mr Renn's trunk now.

33. What are the different jobs you have had in your life? Since High School? Sales Clerk, Master Control Operator, Teaching Assistant, Lab instructor, Location Manager, Intern/gopher, customer service staff for shipping company, full-time Mom.

34. Favorite Holiday ? Valentines Day

35. What is your favorite dessert? Gelato, or flourless chocolate cake with ganache.

36. Favorite Summer getaway? I'm looking forward to one on the North Carolina Coast, but in my past both London and Lake Powell have been stellar.

38. Glasses or Contacts? HAven't had much luck with contacts, so I wear glasses every moment of the day. Don't think they are very compatible with the image I'd like to portray though.

41. Favorite day of the week? Never thought I'd say this, but now I love Mondays! Sunday is just so exhausting for me with early church and baby toting and being the primary pianist that it's such a relief to not have to go anywhere or do anything on Monday.

42. Favorite restaurant? In Utah - The Mandarin, in Philly - Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. (Although I'm told they have one in SLC now, super expensive but SO WORTH IT)

44. Favorite movies? The kind that make me happy. I love Amelie, Moulin Rouge, Bread and Tulips, Mostly Martha, Paulinne and Paulette, The Color of Paradise...

45. Favorite Pastime? Watching Sir Oliver get frusterated that he can't crawl forwards yet.

50. Sandals or tennis shoes? Sandals, I almost never wear tennies.

52. If the speed limit is 60 what is the fastest you will drive? depends entirely on traffic. I always make sure at least 1 person is going faster than me.


--jeff * said...

funny, i never really get tired of these things, either reading them or answering them myself.
i'm glad you post them every so often--you give good and insightful answers.

Anonymous said...

I saw that your favorite candy bar was Kinder Bueno- those are to die for! It made me really want one so I googled it and there is a site called britishdelights.com that sells all sorts of British treats. I'm not sure about prices but I just thought you'd like to check it out!

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