But it grabbed my fancy and it's Friday night. Woooooot!
1. Name one person who made you laugh last night.
That didn't happen. I guess my family needs to take some comedy classes.
2.What were you doing at 0800?
What is this, the military??? Oh, yeah, international time!
Sitting at the laptop at school, waiting for the teakettle to heat up for Cuppa Numba One.
3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Ravelry-ing. And 30 minutes before that, and 30 minutes before that!
4. What happened to you in 2006?
I visited a friend I hadn't seen in 25 years, who was my best friend when we were kids. We had a great weekend, even for Louisville, KY.
5. What was the last thing you said out loud?
"Hey! Quit it!" [to the cat playing at my yarn, which is strewn all over, at present]
6. How many beverages did you have today?
Lordy. OK, Eight. About four cups of tea, a cup of coffee, a little bit of Coke, half a glass of Pinot Noir. A large glass of water. This is such a personal question! Next thing you'll ask me about how many times I visited the bathroom.
7. What color is your hairbrush?
8. What was the last thing you paid for?
Postage at the PO in Cupertino. I'd mailed my dad a package from work, with my own postage, and it came right back to roost in my mailbox at home, with notes all over it about Homeland Security, blah blah blah. So I had to trot it over to the PO, and they had the gall to tell me I also needed more postage. Rrrrr.
9. Where were you last night?
Where I usually like to be of an evening--at home. I did some knitting, some grading, some Law and Order watching, a little reading, and ordering a Christmas giftie, and then as usual, I crashed before 10.
10 What color is your front door?
11. Where do you keep your change?
Zipper compartment in my (smudgy) off-white leather wallet.
12.What’s the weather like today?
Fall. Overcast, a little windy, 60s, cool-ish compared to early this week.
13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
I don't live for ice cream, but black walnut* and Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey are both very satisfying. *from Mary Ann's in Santa Cruz. Best ice cream in the world. I had some just a few weeks ago!
14. What excites you?
Having all the girls home at once (next month!), getting in the car with DH to go wine tasting, doing anything that involves my sister.
OK, OK, I admit it: walking into a yarn shop always excites me. I check my willpower at the door.
15. Do you want to cut your hair?
If I cut it now, I'd start to remind people of Sinead O'Connor from the early '90s. It's darned short already!
16. Are you over the age of 25?
Yes, I am so over being 25. Actually 21 times. I'd feel old and agey, but this is the best time of my life!
17. Do you talk a lot?
Depends. At home, not so much. I tend to rejuvenate at home. At work/school, I talk a lot unless I'm behind the 8-ball. Ask my students if I talk a lot and they'll laugh. I ain't shy!
If I'm with Kate, Monica, or Rachel I can hold my own with the best of them. And does cackling over something one of us said qualify as "talking"?
19. Do you know anyone named Steven?
Yes. Spelled that way. I work with him. He's an esteemed colleague of mine.
20. Do you make up your own words?
You bet. The language is a medium, like oil paints. I have some very useful words: "arrove, arriven," "calendarize" and "ravelry-ing." I love verbing nouns. And it runs in the family. The eldest daughter used to make up words when she was unable to come up with just the right thing. Once at age 4, angry at her little sister, she said, "Molly, don't be so insteperous!" Another time, (to same sister), "Don't get your anker doots up!!!"
21. Are you a jealous person?
No. Just never happens.
22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "A."
I guess I need more friends.
23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "K."
Keith. 8^) He's my DH. A lifelong friend almost, since we met at age 17.
24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?
Sophi (DD3). She was calling to tell me to pick her up after school.
25. What does the last text message you received say?
I'm not cool and hip enough to text. Don't even know how.
26. Do you chew on your straw?
No. I occasionally get into a bad habit of chewing my lower lip. Lots of lip gloss cures that.
27. Do you have curly hair?
Hah! In my next life.
28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?
Outside the house, somewhere tomorrow--going thrifting with Monica, Sophi, and a friend of Sophe's. Did I mention that I love verbing nouns?
29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?
On the far periphery of my life is a rude colleague whom I fortunately have little contact with. The rudeness derives from immaturity, so perhaps he will grow out of it. When faced with his attitude I have wanted to pick him up and shake him like a mama dog does a naughty puppy.
30. What was the last thing you ate?
Different question. What did I have for lunch today? Nice of you to ask.
Some parents got together to provide a lunch for all the teachers in our school, so we had chicken tikka masala (butter chicken, divine), rice pilau, chaana masala (chickpeas), raita, etc. And then some great Indian desserts made with pistachios and other ground nuts. I'm sure it was a caloric frenzy but it was worth every forkful.
31. Will you get married in the future?
That might offend my present husband. ;^)
32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?
Most recently it was The French Connection--about a month ago! But DH got a great one off Netflix that I have to revisit this weekend, "Devil Dog, Hound of Hell." I watched this B movie in like 1985 while home sick from school, when there was no real cable, nothing much to do, and not enough brain function for reading. It was hilarious at the time, so I hope it will turn out to be just as campy and silly as I remember it.
A family has a perfect life, with a two story house, two kids, and a German shepherd. Happily doing her thing, the mother suddenly stops, looks at the dog and gasps, starts edging for the door, and the lopey, tongue-lolling thing tilts its head, looks at her like, "Whuh??" and starts to chase her (she did, after all, run down the hallway). It gets better--after a bit the dog's eyes start to glow when he sees the lady. I think he ate one of the children too. I hope it will be as much fun to watch the second time!
33. Is there anyone you like right now?
Well, I am a married woman, so I guess I'd better stick to, "No, except my husband--most days."
36. Did you cry today?
No. That's a pretty rare occurrence.
37. Why did you answer and post this?
As Bells said, it's fun to think about me-me-me for 20 minutes. I flatter myself I'm that interesting.
38. Tag 3 people who would do this survey.
AMANDA! SUE FROM OZ! JEN IN RI! You're it!
Thanks, Bells for contributing to my delinquency.