It is gray and rainy this winter day, and a balmy 4'C in Paradise (a far cry from the bitter -30'C of Prairie lands). Though I must venture out later today to pick up some groceries, for now I am huddled indoors, away from the wet sloppy outside. All things considered, it seems to be a good time for another meme. This one is a short one, and I stole it off some blog that posted this after I had googled for Tuesday memes.
What's your favourite kind of cookie?
Truth is, I have never met a soft, moist cookie I did not like.
Who is America's most overrated actor?
Anyone who has ever appeared on reality TV, and especially those who still appear on reality TV. Also, about 95% of the "actors" in Hollywood under the age of 30. Most are talentless hacks, IMHO.
Name a guilty pleasure.
Using obscene amounts of hoisin sauce and peanut butter on my meats, especially for hot pot.
Scrubs or Everybody Loves Raymond?
changed for relevance to: Desperate Housewives or Grey's Anatomy?
Neither. Give me C.S.I. any day of the week! ;)
Name 2 things you can't live without.
Two people would be Hubbs and Jesus.
Two practical things would be food and water.
Two impractical things would be eyeliner and the Internet.
Your first pet's name + your mother's maiden name = your porn star name.
Too personal, plus I've never owned a real pet, and I don't remember the names of our fish since they died so soon after coming home with us ;) If I do one of those "What's your porn star name?" things, it comes up with "Honey Caves." What a terrible name!
What song are you listening to right now?
None. I'm listening to the rain falling against my window panes.
Name your celebrity crush.
I think that if I actually met any of these people in real life and spent any length of time with them, the illusion would be ruined and most would likely prove to be rather vapid individuals. However, the ones I'd like to meet are Angelina Jolie, Robert Pattinson (yes, I know, I know), Victoria Beckham and George Clooney, who I figure would be a lot of fun to hang out with.
Favourite punchline from a joke:
Hubbs hates these jokes. They go like this:
Me: What did the farmer say when he lost his tractor?
You: What did he say?
Me: Where's my tractor?
Me: Ask me if I'm a tree.
You: Are you a tree?
Since it's Tuesday, I should do a second meme, right? Right. Here's another one for good measure, stolen from some other blog.
1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing?
Gross. No. Blue cheese smells like dirty socks.
2. Favourite late night snack?
Right now, it's a fat-free, Splenda-sweetened ice cream sandwich. However, when I am allowed to eat junk, I like my Lays and Doritos.
3. Do you own a gun?
No, but I do have my tickets....to the gun show.
4. What's your favourite drink at Starbucks or another specialty coffee shop?
I love the hot milk chocolate sold at Blenz. It's inhumanly unhealthy, though, and made from pure chocolate. :)
5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Only if intrusive exams are required or I have to pee in a cup.
6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Best prepared on the BBQ, and I prefer smokies.
7. Favourite song?
I don't have a particular song that I love more than others.
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Orange pekoe tea. I also like coffee and I like water, but tea seems to be a standard.
9. Can you do push-ups?
Yes! The girl kind with my knees on the ground, though. I have yet to master the one where your feet are on the ground.
10. What's your favourite piece of jewellery?
I wear all my favourite pieces: my engagement & wedding rings, my gold earrings from my Daddy, and my cross from my Mommy.
11. Favourite hobby?
I like reading, surfing the web, and cuddling with Hubbs. Do those count? Oh, and shopping.
12. Do you have A.D.D.?
Random question, and no.
13. What's one trait you dislike about yourself?
My inability to control my tear ducts whenever I'm angry, frustrated, sad, or touched. The result is always the same.
14. The last disease you contracted?
A cold. Is that a disease? I've never had anything long-term so I guess I've not ever had a "disease."
15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
I wish it would stop raining so I don't have to get wet.
Man, I want some junk food, STAT!
I wonder when Hubbs will be done his meeting.
16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
Water w/Nestea mix in it
17. Current worry right now?
18. Current hate right now?
Smoking, and second and third-hand smoke. Google it...it made the news today.
19. Favourite place to be?
In Hubbs' arms. In bed.
20. How did you ring in the New Year?
We went to Lift. I'll post pics of the food and details of the dinner later on. It was awesome, even though I learned a lesson that night: avoid martinis. One is enough to cause major buzzage!
21. Like to travel?
22. Name 3 people who will complete this meme.
I can't. I'm not tagging anyone.
23. Do you own slippers?
No, but I probably should get some. My feet get cold on this non-carpeted flooring!
24. What colour is the shirt you're wearing?
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I've never tried, though I imagine it might be fun for a night.
26. Can you whistle?
Sadly, no. It is a skill I covet, though!
27. Favourite singer?
I don't have one of those, either. I like several, including Bryan Adams and Celine Dion.
28. Could you make it 39 days on Survivor?
I can barely make it 4 days car-camping, and I'm told this is a luxury form of "roughing it." The answer: NO.
29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
Usually showtunes from Miss Saigon, or Somewhere Over the Rainbow, or praise songs.
30. Favourite girl's name?
I like Ava and Amelia. Hubbs doesn't like either of them.
31. Favourite boy's name?
Noah. Hubbs also likes Solomon, which I'm okay with. I would prefer Micah, though.
32. What's in your pocket right now?
33. Last thing that made you laugh?
Hubbs. And something I read on a celebrity gossip blog (thanks DListed!).
34. Like your job?
Yes, I love it! Of course, this from a chick who hasn't worked in a couple of weeks...
35. Floss or toothpicks? (I made this one up since it was missing from the post that I took this meme from)
Floss and those little plastic/rubber picks that are sort of like toothpicks with bristles.
36. Do you love where you live?
This is Paradise, the land of milk and honey. Every day I still pinch myself, surprised and amazed that Van is my new home!
37. How many TV's do you have in your home?
One, and it's an old one. We have yet to get an entertainment stand for it so it's sitting on the floor, ghetto-style, right now.
38. Who is your loudest friend?
I am. ;) And truth be told, Hubbs is as loud as I am when he gets excited. I know of few people who are more loud than I, save for one teacher at my old school (MCC) who puts me to shame in the volume department.
39. Do you drive the speed limit or do you speed?
Depends. I tend to speed a tiny bit on the highway, and if weather conditions are awesome I usually exceed speed limit but just a wee bit (as in 5 km/hour, nothing crazy). When road conditions aren't optimal, however, I tend to go below limit. I go even slower if I have a crazy speeding fiend driving behind me. In my twisted logic, I see this as a way to encourage them to slow the heck down!
40. Does someone have a crush on you?
I'm sure someone did. Hubbs does right now, though, and he's the only one I know of.
41. What's your favourite book?
Oooh...tough. I like the Harry Potter series a lot. However, I would never label any book as a favourite since there are so many good ones out there, like Sense and Sensibility, Life of Pi, Kite Runner, Wuthering Heights, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, etc.
42. Hard or soft beds? (Another question I had to improvise)
Hard for me, soft for Hubbs. We've tried to buy beds that are ahhhhh-inspiring for both of us.
43. Favourite Sports Team?
Is it bad that I don't have one? I should say the Oilers out of sheer loyalty but honestly, I have no favourite.
44. What were you doing at 12:00 a.m. last night?
45. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up today?
I was thinking about doing cardio at the gym, and dreading interval training on the treadmill. I later opted for the x-trainer and all was right with the world. :)