Apparently, there is some underground blog rule that when you post your 100th blog, you have to write 100 things about yourself. While in the process of reading this blog, you've probably learned more about me than you'd like already, but I thought I'd give it a shot. Unfortunately, I could only come up with 17 things on my own, and most of those were pretty lame. So I looked up "100 Random Questions" on Google and I let someone else come up with a list for me. But if there's anything you'd like to know about me, just ask... I'm not shy...
Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, and find line 4. "a 10% profit.) Pierre loved doing" from The Landscape Diaries, Garden of Obsession by Gayatri Carole Rocherolle.
Stretch your left arm out as far as you can, What can you touch? Mustard, newspapers, People magazine, my work ID, a water bottle, an organic Fiji apple, my cell phone, my letter opener, some bags made out of sails, Whole Foods bag with laundry soap in it, a "Field Guide to Birds of North America" book, a poster that says "Add Pips".
Before you started this survey, what were you doing? I was in a staff meeting... booooring.
What is the last thing you watched on TV? An ice cream commercial. It made me hungry.
Without looking, guess what time it is 12:40pm
Now look at the clock. What is the actual time? 12:46pm (I always run about 5 minutes late, so that makes sense.)
With the exception of the computer, what can you hear? People talking in the kitchen about their weekend plans, the door opening & closing to the bathroom, a phone ringing, the air conditioning vent, CNN International yakking about some warehouse fire, some birds chirping outside.
When did you last step outside? What were you doing? This morning - walking to work. It was beautiful, but very very humid...
Did you dream last night? Yes...
Do you remember your dreams? Yes... most of the time. (I remember a recurring, serial dream of my childhood that involved Sam the Eagle from The Muppet Show turning all of my friends into stone by looking at them. It kinda freaked me out.)
When did you last laugh? This morning!
Do you remember why / at what? Yes... I have laughed several times today. But most recently, I was laughing at this
What is on the walls of the room you are in? Two calendars for work, a "check list" of adjectives ("Authentic, Essential, Distinctive, Inspiring", etc), a stencil of a Jolly Roger skull-and-crossbones pattern, a cue card that says "Next Yo-Yo", a dry-erase board with list on it ("Chocolate Chip cookies, Perennials or Annuals, Strawberries, Hanging Baskets, and Harry Winston"), and a staff phone list.
Seen anything weird lately? Of course I have! I live in New York! This morning, on the walk to work, I saw a man wearing a heavy parka jacket, scarf, earmuffs and a hat... and wearing plaid shorts with flip-flops. He was pushing a cart with a little dog in it who was yapping at every other dog walking down the street.
What do you think of this quiz? So far, it's pretty pedestrian.
What is the last film you saw? The Fugitive on cable. GREAT film!!!
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? With someone who loved me more than anything else in the world.
If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy? A plane ticket... or twelve. And I'd find someone with a ton of student loans and pay them all off anonymously.
Tell me something about you that most people don't know. I eat Dannon coffee yogurt every morning. It's an addiction. I have no inclination to stop. And I was royally pissed off when they went from 8oz containers to 6oz containers. (*pout*)
If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do? I would make sure that children never suffered from hunger, fear, sickness, or abuse.
Do you like to dance? Absolutely! (But am I good at it? Eh... )
Would you ever consider living abroad? Absolutely!
Does your name make any interesting anagrams? A tamable zinc teen heel he (is that interesting? Not really.)
Who made the last incoming call on your phone? My lawyer. That's depressing.
What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? A video clip of Jane Fonda doing her entire interview with Steven Colbert while sitting on Steven's lap (on The Colbert Report.)
Last time you swam in a pool? Last summer
Type of music you like most? I like loads of music - it depends on my mood...
Type of music you dislike most? Any music that demeans women
Are you listening to music right now? No (unless the CNN theme song counts)
What color is your bedroom carpet? There is no carpet in my bedroom
If you could change something about your home, without worry about expense or mess, what would you do? Have the only key.
What was the last thing you bought? A Dannon coffee yogurt on the way to work this morning (I told you, it's an addiction!!)
Have you ever ridden on a motorbike? Yes... I have driven one too.
Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? I've been sky diving... but for some reason, bungee jumping is too scary... (I never said I was logical.)
Do you have a garden? Only vicariously through my sister and her family... but one day, I'd love to have a little garden. I dunno why... I think I'm getting old.
Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes.
What is the first thing you think of when you wake up in the morning? It depends on who's with me when I wake up... (*wink*)
If you could eat lunch with one famous person, who would it be? Just one? Jesus. And I'd make sure we ate more than wine and bread...
Who sent the last text message you received? A boy.
Which store would you choose to max out your credit card? Any travel agency
What time is bed time? Depends on the day... early is about 10-11pm, otherwise, 12 or 1 am.
Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No.
How many tattoos do you have? Two - but they're right on top of one another, so technically, only one.
If you don't have any, have you ever thought of getting one? Moot.
What did you do on your last birthday? No... I can't answer that. It's just sad. No comment.
Do you carry a donor card? Yep.
Who was the last person you ate dinner with? Chris, a picnic in Madison Square Park.
Is the glass half empty or half full? It depends on what's in the glass... :-)
What's the farthest-away place you've been? Turkey, I think...
When's the last time you ate a homegrown tomato? Last summer
Have you ever won a trophy? Yes... and I hope to win another on June 14th...
Are you a good cook? I can cook a few things well... but not many. I'm getting better!
Can you pump your own gas? Of course!!!!
If you could meet any one person (from history or currently alive), who would it be? And what, I don't have to have lunch with them this time? Okay... um, Abraham Lincoln.
Have you ever had to wear a uniform to school? Only during hazing.
Do you touch-type? Yes.
What's under your bed? Drawers (my bed is a dresser)
Do you believe in love at first sight? Not really. But I do believe in lust at first sight.
Think fast, what would you like right now? Mint chocolate chip ice cream milk shake.
Where were you on Valentine's day this year? At a steakhouse with my girlfriends.
What time do you get up? On early days, around 6am. On regular days, around 8:15. On weekends, around 9 or 10.
What was the name of your first pet? Cassie
Who is the second to last person to call you? A boy
Is there anything going on this weekend? Fondue night with the girls, and Mother's Day with my sister. Oh shoot, I gotta get a present!
How are you feeling right now? Good. My neck hurts a little... I could use a massage...
What do you think about the most? Food. (I'm hungry)
If you won big in the lottery, how long would you wait to tell people? About 3 seconds.
Who would you tell first? My sister
What is the last movie that you saw at the cinema? Uh. I honestly don't remember. I think it was something animated.
Do you sing in the shower? No.
What do you do most when you are bored? Write.
What do you do for a living? Tell other people what to do.
Do you love your job? Sometimes
What did you want to be when you grew up? A space alien (mostly because I wanted to have my own space ship)
If you could have any job, what would you want to do/be? World-traveling, altruistic, charitable multi-billionaire
Which came first the chicken or the egg? The egg... of course!
How many keys on your key ring? Two
Where would you retire to? A cruise ship going around and around the world.
What kind of car do you drive? Whatever I rent.
What are your best physical features? You'll have to ask someone else that question.
What are your best characteristics? Honesty and optimism.
If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation where would you go? Everywhere I haven't been yet.
What kind of books do you like to read? Sci-fi, fiction, history, fantasy, educational...
What is your favorite time of the day? Depends on what the days' plan is...
Where did you grow up? All over the East coast, really... and I'm still growing up.
How far away from your birthplace do you live now? A couple hundred miles
What are you reading now? This questionnaire
Are you a morning person or a night owl? Neither, really... I am more of a mid-afternoon type.
Can you touch your nose with your tongue? Yep, but not without squashing my nose first. *edit* - I just tried it, and I failed! So I have to change my answer to NO.
Can you close your eyes and raise your eyebrows? Yes... are there people who can't do that?
Do you have pets? Not yet.
Where is your best friend? Probably picking up her kids from something.
Do you collect anything? Memories and life lessons.
Are you someones best friend? I certainly hope so!!!
How many rings before you answer the phone? Depends who is calling... ha ha
What is your best childhood memory? My mom waking me up in the morning to go to school. I hated that she had to wake me up so early, but now when I look back on it, I cherish it.
What are some of the different jobs that you have had in your life? Dog washing, ice cream scooper, corporate intern, media trainer.... etc etc etc.
Any new and exciting things that you would like to share? I think I've realized that I want to have a kid... eek. (I'm sure the urge will pass soon, though. That's one perk of being a fickle female.)
What is most important in life? Finding, sharing, and living with contentment and joy.
What inspires you? People, kids, nature, art... life inspires me.
(Phew! Was that boring enough for you guys?)