THE "LALOLKFATYK" MEMEFrom New Yawk to Jawja to Joisey to Bahston to Tejas to Stillman Valley to the wilds of Canada, all the cool kids are doing this meme. What's it meme... er... mean? Learn A Lot Of Little Known Facts About Those You Know.” Egads. It's a long one, too. Anyhow, here are the rules:
When you get done reading about my quirks, answer the questions yourself and either post them on your blog or in the comments below. If you answer the meme on your blog let me know so I can sneak a peek.Lord knows I never break a rule:
WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Yes. A friend of the family and a business acquaintance. Both of them men. Same with my middle name, Meredith, which can also be masculine or feminine.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
This morning, watching this YouTube video. I'm a sap for stuff like this. I freely admit it.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Not so much. I generally print if I have to hand write anything, and it's usually all in caps. Since a good deal of my employment revolves around how fast and accurately I can type, I prefer a keyboard to a pen or pencil.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
New York style hot pastrami piled high on soft, dark rye bread, slathered in spicy brown mustard. Bliss. Pure bliss.
DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yes, I do. If you'd have asked me that question six months ago, I'd have had a difficult time answering that. Thank Yaweh, she found me.
IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Well, I would hope so. I'm a pretty easy person to get along with.
DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
On the blog, yes. In person... I tend to use a lot of humor, but not necessarily sarcasm. When I infrequently pull that weapon out of my arsenal, many folks are surprised.
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Nope. Offered 'em up involuntarily when I was seven. Believe me, no kid volunteers for that, no matter how much ice cream they bribe you with.
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Not on your Nelly. Parasailing -- maybe. Paragliding -- definitely. I just like the idea of having a chute.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Honey Bunches of Oats. Any flavor.
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
I rarely wear lace-up shoes. Sandals, flip-flops and mules figure highly in my shoe wardrobe.
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
I must be. How else would I have made it this far on my own?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Godiva White Chocolate Raspberry.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Whether they look me straight in the eyes or straight in the boobs. Speaks volumes, don't you know?
RED OR PINK?
Meh. Green. New leaf green.
WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
Anxiety attacks. I don't get the kind that whomp you over the head; I get the kind that sneak up on you. Then the spiral begins -- I know I should call the doctor and get a new prescription, but my doctor's practice just sold and I can't just call him to get a 'scrip for Ativan anymore, so.... I know I need to make an appointment with the new doc, but she'll want to do a complete physical and the thought of that just ratchets up the panic, so then I start avoiding people because it's hard enough to hold it together at the office, sometimes I just can't do it outside of work, then the phone calls start from my family and I don't return their calls because I don't want them to know I'm having panic attacks, but of course they do. And my eating habits suffer -- I'll go to the fridge or go to a restaurant where they have perfectly delightful food and know that I'm hungry and need to eat, but all of a sudden I lose my appetite and close the fridge or walk out of the restaurant. Launder, rinse, repeat. And so it goes.
If you've never had 'em, I envy you.
WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My father. My Great Aunt Dorothy and Great Uncle Aldy. My Auntie Francis. My dear friend Claude. Lily.
WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Washed denim crops with turquoise and green tropical embroidery; brown Mephisto Adamas. Mmmmmm! Comfy shoes!
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
An Anaheim Scrambler from Corner Bakery. (Yes -- it's worth the extra few cents!)
WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The sound of pages turning in cubicles and offices to either side of me.
IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Sorry. I don't want to be just one color. I'd rather be the box of 96.
Angel. Clothing fresh from the clothesline in the summer time. Apple pie baking. The Divine Miss Marilyn when I kiss her between the ears. The funky smell of these two wild things after they've been playing like mad and we all end up in a heap together. An ocean breeze. Blommer's chocolate factory first thing in the morning on a cold day as I'm crossing the river from the train station to my office building.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
The Sweetheart of Shell Knob, MO! I'm so excited! I'm going to see her next week!
FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Who can pick? I'm not big into fishing or hunting shows, but I'll watch just about anything else.*
Urk. I really do need to get myself off to a salon. Several shades of medium brown with a little red showing through... and silver roots that are screaming for immediate attention. [Note to self -- Make hair appointment.]
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Any pork product except head cheese. Cheese of almost any variety. Pistachios. Olives.
SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Scary movies give me nightmares. Happy endings preferred.
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
In the theatre? That would be Serenity. No. I don't get out to the movies very often.
WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
SUMMER OR WINTER?
All four seasons.
HUGS OR KISSES?
Cheese, fresh fruit and biscuits.
MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Moogie. Meezer Mom Mary. LadyGunn.
LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
My Fairy Blogparents.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Hit Parade by Lawrence Block.
WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
"Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."--Groucho Marx
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
No T.V. at Chez Omnibus. Haven't had one in almost a year.
Any good, tight harmony. "Please." "Thank you." "My treat."
ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
In the Americas -- Costa Rica. In Europe -- the Loire Valley in France.
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I can pick up and sing harmony to almost anything. I hear harmony before I hear melody.
WHAT IS A PLEASANT SURPRISE?
Running into or hearing from someone you haven't seen in a long time.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
In Cambridge, Massachusetts at Mount Auburn Hospital.
WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
Anyone who wants to play.
*If I'm anywhere near a television, that is.