Friday, May 16, 2008

Another Tag

I've been tagged again by Marta to answer some questions about myself:

  1. Last movie you saw in a theater?

    What Happens in Vegas -- we really liked it! And can I say that we were the only people in the theater who had senses of humor? No one else was laughing! *Wierd*

  2. What book are you reading?

    I'm currently reading three books: The Dummies Guide to Business Plans, The Dummies Plan to Marketing, and The Dummies Plan to Raising Capital.

  3. Favorite board game?

    Oh, geez... let's see... I like so many... Yahtzee is an all-time favorite (does that qualify as a board game?), though more lately I reach for Carcassone, which is a clever tile game. *Love it!*

  4. Favorite magazine?

    There are so many magazines I enjoy I could not pick just one. Real Simple is nice, though I'm beginning to think it's really all just a list of "buy these products." Better Homes & Gardens is good, and I have a subscription, but often put it aside and don't read it--however, I do tend to purchase (or at least read at the store... *blush*) BHG special interest publications--the one I bought last is their 2008 Grilling issue, which has a bunch of really good recipes. I also like Cooking Light, Food & Wine, Gourmet, and a host of others. Oh, and Cooks Illustrated is FANTASTIC. By far the magazine with the most helpful & useful information for home cooks.

  5. Favorite smells?

    Another question I find impossible to answer because there are too many to choose from.

    When I select an air freshener for my home, I usually reach for a citrus-y smell in the warmer months and a pumpkin-spice type scent for the wintertime. They both seem fresh and homey to me.

    For myself, I reach for a 'Exotic Coconut' scented lotion and other Bath & Body Works products--and, of course, it's the scent they've just discontinued. (That always happens to me! I find a fragrance I love and they discontinue it! Boo!) I'm also recently enjoying Fresh Cucumber scented hand soap--very refreshing.

    Cooking smells, of course, are favorites--vanilla, roasting chicken (or any other meat, for that matter), bananas, berries, garlic, bacon, baking cookies or pies, pizza...

    Then there are those man-smells. Certain colognes evoke particular sweet memories--Drakkar, Polo, even Aqua Velva and Old Spice! All yummy in their own way.

  6. Favorite sounds?

    A babbling brook, frying onions, child's play.

  7. Worst feeling in the world?

    Rejection by the person you trust most. I have to say that is the very worst I've ever experienced. That said, that particular experience taught me to rely more on myself and not put all of my sense of self into another person.

  8. What is the first thing you think of when you wake up?

    Usually it's "Doggone Cat!" Here's why:

    (Sorry, I don't know why YouTube videos are cut off at the right here!)

  9. Favorite fast food place?

    McDonald's. I love it, and I hate it because I love it. So if I'm going to do fast food, I usually head for Wendy's, because it's not as addictive to me, and I can hold back more easily.

  10. Future child’s name?

    This is a difficult question to address. In my 20s, I had it all figured out & planned. Then I got divorced and things changed... then things changed further after remarriage and discovering fertility problems. I guess if & when it happens, we'll figure out a name then.

  11. Finish this statement. “If I had lot of money I’d….?

    (a) Donate 10%
    (b) Pay off some debt
    (c) Travel and visit some friends I've been missing
    (d) Travel and experience some new places, or revisit some old places with my husband

  12. Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?

    Does my husband count? Thundercat? And occasionally I sleep with one iPod-playing stuffed elephant named Harry Elephante.

  13. Storms - cool or scary?

    Well that depends on the storm. I do enjoy a good thunderstorm; snowstorms, not so much. Other storms, such as hurricanes--definitely not.

  14. Favorite drinks?

    Vanilla soymilk, anything with Hazelnut coffee creamer (mmm... vanilla soymilk with hazelnut creamer...), diet coke (with lime is good, but I prefer to add a slice of lemon or lime fresh), and diet A&W cream soda--heck yeah!

  15. Finish this statement, “If I had the time I would….”?

    I don't really know how to answer this one, because I have all sorts of time at my disposal; lack of funding is really the only hindrance to doing quite what I'd like to do.

  16. Do you eat the stems on broccoli?

    Of course.

  17. If you could dye your hair any color, what would be your choice?

    Well, first, I do color my hair regularly. I select a color that is close to my [original] natural color, only with added red tones.

  18. Name all the different cities/towns you’ve lived in?

    My city of birth
    North Syracuse, NY
    Songtan City, South Korea
    Key West, FL
    Hiram, GA
    My city of birth

  19. Favorite sports to watch?

    I love a live ice hockey game!

  20. One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?

    Marta is a sweet & clever foodblogger who comes across as very natural and sincere. Her writing is straightforward and passionate, without a hint of pretense.

  21. What’s under your bed?

    A sock or three, dust bunnies and often a cat.

  22. Would you like to be born as yourself again?

    I'm already born again. :)

  23. Morning person, or night owl?

    I don't really know anymore.

  24. Over easy, or sunny side up?

    Over easy, baby!

  25. Favorite places to relax?

    In bed.

  26. Favorite pie?

    Coconut custard, hands down.

  27. Favorite ice cream flavor?

    I'm loving sugar free butter pecan right now. Vanilla is, of course, the most versatile. I wish Ben & Jerry's made a sugar free Pistachio! Pistachio!

  28. Who are the people you'll tag for this meme?

    I'm leaving this one open for whomever would like to play!


Ben said...

I loved that video. My cat is just like that when I don't wake up when she wants me to wake up. Crazy kitties.

Mary said...

Harry Elephante! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! That's brilliant! (I love playing Yahtze too!)

Amanda said...

Thanks, Ben. I find it hilarious, as well. My brother posted it on his MySpace page about 6 months ago and I've been giggling over it ever since!

Mary--thanks, I thought it was clever.


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