Thursday, November 13, 2008

When Inspiration Strikes...

Okay - you're all familiar with these cheezy e-mail forwards that ask questions, then you copy your answers to the person who sent them, and then to a bunch of friends. Right?

Right.

I got one on Monday, and maybe it was because the questions were so darn straightforward, but I had a small, delightful party filling it out. And, since I have a blog and feel like it's the place to dump anything that I spend any amount of time writing, quality or not... here it is!

But, here's the deal. You have to comment with your own answers to the questions. Okay? I've even copied them as a stand-alone piece at the bottom, so you can just copy and paste into the Comments section. Capice? I expect this to be the most popular post I've ever had.

1. What is your occupation right now?
Associate Minister of Christian Education and Spiritual Formation, Saint Mark UMC, Atlanta, GA


2. What color are your socks right now?
I’m not wearing any. My toes are going commando. (TMI?)


3. What are you listening to right now?
Nothing, which reminds me of my love for Pandora, internet radio extraordinaire!


4. What was the last thing that you ate?
a sweet potato fry from Bab’s


5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Every single day. I’m a stick shift snob.


6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
Matty

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Absolutely! (Waving virtually at Christia!!!!)


8. How old are you today?
30. But I pretend like I’m still 29 in my own head, so no one has to know.


9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
NCAA College basketball, but specifically March Madness – the first two weekends of the tourney. Every year, Matt and I have taken a family vacation for those days and eat (organic?) junk food all day. This includes the year I was pregnant with Jackson and developed a cooky craving for Skittles and Sour Patch Kids, and managed to devour a pound of each before becoming sicker than I've ever been in my life. Ah, memories...


10. What is your favorite drink?
COFFEE. Sweet, delicious coffee.


11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
Do you mean, like, today? (read: yes.)


12. Favorite food?
Japanese Hibachi/Sushi


13. What is the last movie you watched?
The Incredibles (I have a four year old. What?... wait! Actually, we watched O, Brother, Where Art Thou? yesterday! But we fast-forwarded through most of the scary parts)


14. Favorite day of the year?
The first day of summer when it’s hot outside in the morning. I’m insane, I know.

15. How do you vent anger?
Musically. And usually with the maturity of a small child.


16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
my Breyer horses


17. What is your favorite season?
It was always late spring/early summer, but now, as I get older, fall

18. Cherries or Blueberries?
Actually blackberries - picked from behind Nickel Lodge at Wesley Woods, preferably


19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?
By reading this post, you have committed yourself to responding in the comments section. So there.

20. Who is the most likely to respond?
All of you. I trust that you'll follow through.

21. Who is least likely to respond?
Matt (I love you, sweetheart)


22. Living arrangements?
I trip over men. They’re everywhere! I have a husband, two sons and an Edgar Beagle.


23.When was the last time you cried?
Nov. 4 when I heard the election results – and every single time I see the words “President Elect Obama”

24. What is on the floor of your closet?
SHOES, SHOES, and SHOES, but they're all organized and lovely now. And I do have a very small closet.


25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that will read this?
Other than mom? Jodie and Heather. I met them at the same time on that fateful August day in 1997 when they became my suitemates.


26. What did you do last night?
I made dinner for me n’ the boyz, put the tiny ones to bed, fell asleep with them, woke up when Matt got back from teaching his class, and watched tv with him until the wee hours


27. What are you most afraid of?
Lightening!


28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
Maytag bleu cheese on a burger is like a little (fatty) slice of heaven


29. Favorite dog breed?
I think I’m supposed to say Beagle, ‘cause we have one, but my poodle was the most wonderful friend I had in childhood


30. Favorite day of the week?
Friday


31. How many states have you lived in?
Tennessee, Georgia, New Jersey, Georgia


32. Diamonds or pearls?
Tiger’s Eye…


33. What is your favorite flower?
Calla Lilies


YOUR TURN!

1. What is your occupation right now?
2. What color are your socks right now?
3. What are you listening to right now?
4. What was the last thing that you ate?
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
7. Do you like the person who sent/forced you to respond to this? (HINT: Your answer is "YES!")

8. How old are you today?
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?

10. What is your favorite drink?

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
12. Favorite food?
13. What is the last movie you watched?

14. Favorite day of the year?
15. How do you vent anger?

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?

17. What is your favorite season?
18. Cherries or Blueberries?

19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?
20. Who is the most likely to respond?
21. Who is least likely to respond?

22. Living arrangements?

23.When was the last time you cried?
24. What is on the floor of your closet?
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that will read this?
26. What did you do last night?
27. What are you most afraid of?
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
29. Favorite dog breed?

30. Favorite day of the week?
31. How many states have you lived in?
32. Diamonds or pearls?
33. What is your favorite flower?

3 comments:

Will and Daniel's Dad said...

1. What is your occupation right now? Communications Director/PR Guy/Spinner. You're call

2. What color are your socks right now? The same color they always are.

3. What are you listening to right now? Someone talking too loud in the office next to me.

4. What was the last thing that you ate? A cookie

5. Can you drive a stick shift? yes

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? My wife

7. Do you like the person who sent/forced you to respond to this? (HINT: Your answer is "YES!")Yes!

8. How old are you today? Older than you.

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? College Hoops

10. What is your favorite drink? Bourbon, Makers Mark specifically

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? It's dyed now -- dark brown with streaks of Gray. Convincing Huh? Okay, no.

12. Favorite food? Lasagna


13. What is the last movie you watched? Do I really have to say this? High School Musical 3 with my son. (Actually, I kinda liked it!)

14. Favorite day of the year? My birthday, September 21 (Favorite gift? Best Buy Gift Cards in case anyone was wondering)

15. How do you vent anger? In many glorious and embarrassing ways. Mostly yelling.

16. What was your favorite toy as a child? Knives, Clorox and trains

17. What is your favorite season? Winter in New England, Fall in Georgia

18. Cherries or Blueberries? Neither, but blueberries if forced

19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? To this? No.


20. Who is the most likely to respond? Mandy.

21. Who is least likely to respond? Matt

22. Living arrangements? Modern

23.When was the last time you cried? Joyfully - Nov. 4, 2008; Sad tears? Can't remember.

24. What is on the floor of your closet? Dust

25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that will read this? Cindy, my wife

26. What did you do last night? Hung out with the kids, ate bad take out food, watched the Hawks lose, went to bed.

27. What are you most afraid of? Snakes

28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Cheese

29. Favorite dog breed? Someone else's. (Golden Retriever, too!)

30. Favorite day of the week? Don't have one

31. How many states have you lived in? Two

32. Diamonds or pearls? Prince!

33. What is your favorite flower? Ground wheat, OH! FLOWER, not flour. Hmmmm. Probably Roses that I give to my wife...

Betty said...

1. What is your occupation right now? RETIRED – oh, soooo retired!
2. What color are your socks right now? White
3. What are you listening to right now? Peace and quiet
4. What was the last thing that you ate? Vegetable soup
5. Can you drive a stick shift? You bet. I grew up on a farm where the stick shift was the only shift!
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Wayne, the handyman
7. Do you like the person who sent/forced you to respond to this? (HINT: Your answer is "YES!") You had better believe it. Should someone cross me about that, they will have a tiger by the tail!
8. How old are you today? One day older than yesterday, and old enough to be retired.
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Basketball
10. What is your favorite drink? Iced tea
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Yes.
12. Favorite food? No one food comes to mind; any food except liver.
13. What is the last movie you watched? Kite Runner
14. Favorite day of the year? Days instead of day – when I can be with Mandy and her family.
15. How do you vent anger? Sulk. If that doesn’t work, scream!
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? Betsy Wetsy doll.
17. What is your favorite season? Fall
18. Cherries or Blueberries? Blueberries
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? Friends?
20. Who is the most likely to respond? Not sure, but I am waiting.
21. Who is least likely to respond? ???
22. Living arrangements? A slave to a house and yard!
23.When was the last time you cried? Last week
24. What is on the floor of your closet? Shoes, laundry basket, Christmas gifts
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that will read this? Not sure who all will view this, but certainly Mandy is my best friend, and I am sure she checks these comments daily.
26. What did you do last night? Watched the Lady Vols lose to Virginia. Ugh!
27. What are you most afraid of? The older I get, the braver I get, but maybe fire is still one thing I fear.
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? Plain, if at all.
29. Favorite dog breed? Poodle
30. Favorite day of the week? Saturday
31. How many states have you lived in? Three – in this order: Tennessee, North Dakota, Tennessee, Georgia, Tennessee.
32. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds, of course. After all, I am a girl!
33. What is your favorite flower? Rose

Laurie Kezh said...

1. What is your occupation right now? Teacher

2. What color are your socks right now? White

3. What are you listening to right now? Perry & Andi

4. What was the last thing that you ate? Turkey wrap Perry made for me

5. Can you drive a stick shift? oh yeah

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Karen

7. Do you like the person who sent/forced you to respond to this? (HINT: Your answer is "YES!")
YES!

8. How old are you today? too old to be acting this way

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Football!!!!!!!!


10. What is your favorite drink?
Coffee-The nectar of the gods

11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
yes - not going to talk about it

12. Favorite food?
anything spicy

13. What is the last movie you watched?
Hancock

14. Favorite day of the year?
Dec. 25th

15. How do you vent anger?
loudly

16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
my siblings

17. What is your favorite season?
Fall

18. Cherries or Blueberries?
Blueberries all day long


19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?
Not necessarily

20. Who is the most likely to respond?
Don't know

21. Who is least likely to respond?
Susie

22. Living arrangements?
Right now? Too cluttered


23.When was the last time you cried? this morning - steroids will bring you to your knees

24. What is on the floor of your closet? wrapping paper and old purses

25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that will read this?
susie

26. What did you do last night? sat....watched t.v.....sat....talked....sat....

27. What are you most afraid of?
not ever being back to the way I used to be


28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? spicy wtih bleu cheese

29. Favorite dog breed? Living


30. Favorite day of the week?
Saturday

31. How many states have you lived in? One!

32. Diamonds or pearls?
Sterling silver

33. What is your favorite flower? Gardenia