So it’s President’s Day. And I’m contemplating, why it is that the office is closed on President’s Day. Mom tells me it’s because the stock market is closed today.
I dunno. I guess that’s why.
Yesterday was Valentine’s Day. Hope you all had a happy Valentine’s Day!
Look what Johnny got me!:
Aren’t they beautiful?!?
I got him something too. I got him a bamboo plant which was trained to grow into a heart-shape (see below). He liked it.
It just seemed like the right gift to get him. It meant what I felt and what I feel.
In other news, I got a new cell phone. Well, I kept getting all these text messages from my provider saying I was eligible for an upgrade, so I went in to see if it was true. It was, so I upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S6. The first S6 I got was defective, in that it would freeze up and the apps would crash a lot and the phone would shut itself off and on all on its own. So this past Saturday, I went in and exchanged it for a new S6, which works just fine. Whew!
As I’m typing this questionnaire, I’m watching “Jaws” on DVD. One of my favorites, which is odd for me considering I don’t like horror movies. Well, I like all three lead actors. Plus I like the music. Plus I’ll never forget what Older Sister told me Dad told her about the very beginning of this movie: “You need to watch this part. This is educational.” tee hee. And here it comes! …….. And there is goes. Brrr! Great opening! I consider it the second greatest opening of a movie of all time. It’s just a good movie. If you’ve never seen it, see it. If only for later, for the Indianapolis speech. Wow!
Well, anyway, here’s the questionnaire.
What is today’s date?
~ Today, February 15, 2016.
What time is it right now?
Where do you live?
~ Iowa. For now.
What’s your age?
~ I’m older than you think, but not so. I will always be a child at heart, if that makes sense.
~ Brown. Or, when the fancy takes me, dyed auburn with blonde highlights; that might be my style of choice anymore.
~ Dark brown.
~ Five feet, four-and-a-half inches. So you can round up or round down.
~ It honestly all depends on how the shoe fits. I alternate between three sizes in that regard. So I cannot buy shoes online – I absolutely have to try them on first.
Date of birth?
~ January 5th. The year isn’t all that important. I mean, it is, but not for purposes of this blog.
What’s your star sign?
~ I dunno. *does a quick Google search* Ah, I am Earth. Cool.
How many siblings?
~ Three – Older Sister, Younger Brother, and Youngest Brother.
How many pets?
~ One – Nuala, my cat. We also have two family kittens – Bo and Finn. Older Sister, who lives with us, has three pets – Jasper (dog) and Camille and Teag (cats). So, technically, we have six pets.
~ None, really. Well, writing.
~ Picking skin off my lips and from around my fingernails.
~ Bees, needles, driving (to a degree).
What makes you happy?
~ My family. My boyfriend. My pets. My life. Writing a good story or poem. Good music. A good book. A good movie. Sun. Rain. Snow. Everything, really.
What really irritates you?
~ People standing and/or sitting behind me, and/or reading over my shoulder. It’s the writer in me.
What makes you sad?
~ Loneliness, most of all. Then again, anything and everything can make me sad. Par for the course with depression. Ever read Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted and she said the goat dancing made her want to cry? Yeah. It’s like that.
What makes you angry?
~ Intolerance. Hypocrisy. Abusiveness. Lying.
What makes you scared?
~ The unknown. But sometimes it’s a good scary feeling.
Who is your best friend?
~ Johnny. Serena was my best friend. (Serena, friend me on Facebook!)
Ever broken a bone?
~ No. That was Younger Brother.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
~ That sometimes finding someone to trust involves looking in a higher place.
What was the last CD you bought?
~ David Bowie’s “Blackstar.”
What was the last book you read?
~ The Opposite of Loneliness by Marina Keegan. Currently reading I Am Malala.
Who was the last person you spoke to?
~ Older Sister.
What was the last thing you ate?
~ Pizza for lunch.
What was the last thing you drank?
~ Some root beer. I really shouldn’t have.
What’s the best thing you’ve ever bought?
~ Notebooks and pencils. Yes, really.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever bought?
~ A tiara. Yes, Casey, it was the only crap thing I bought while in Europe. I agree now.
What’s the best thing you’ve ever been given?
~ A little glass mouse, white with pink ears, a red nose, and a little pink glass tail. Too cute! My boyfriend got it for me.
What’s the worst thing you’ve ever been given?
~ I haven’t been given a worst gift, at least not that I can think of.
What are your future goals?
~ To write one novel; to write a song or two; to clean my room; to perhaps marry and have children.
Describe your bedroom.
~ It’s messy at the moment, but it’s pretty spacious, and comfortable, and it has the best view of the changing leaves in autumn.
What’s your most embarrassing moment?
~ That would be the two separate occasions where people read my writing without my permission.
Who do you consider the most beautiful woman in the world?
~ My mother.
Who do you consider the most handsome man in the world?
~ My boyfriend.
Favorite thing to do on a hot summer’s day?
~ Stay inside where it’s cool. Or go swimming. I love swimming.
Favorite thing to do on a snowy winter’s day?
~ Go for a walk in the snow and cold.
If you were granted 3 wishes, what would they be?
~ I prefer to keep these to myself for the time being, if you don’t mind.
If you could go back in time to see or change something, when would it be and what would you do?
~ I wouldn’t, to be honest. But I guess if I could, I would try to stop the bullying before it got too bad.
What’s the first thing you think about when you wake up?
~ How today will be different, and perhaps better.
Have you ever been in love?
~ I believe I am right now.
Do you believe in the afterlife?
~ Yes. It better exist – I hope to see a couple people there, happier than they’ve ever been.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
~ Ugh, I can’t see past tomorrow. Ask me then.
If you could choose your own death, how would you go?
~ Morbid as this may sound, by my own hand.
Would you ever consider having plastic surgery?
~ No. Well, I guess it depends on the reason. If I was in an accident of some kind and needed plastic surgery, then I’d do it. But getting plastic surgery just for the sake of getting plastic surgery? Nuh uh.
What’s the funniest joke you’ve ever been told?
~ “Hey, want a Hertz donut?” *PUNCH* “Hurts, don’t it?” My friend Jackie from Partial told me that once, and I almost died laughing.
Do you have any regrets in life?
~ Not really. There are two things I wish I had done differently. But to coin a phrase, “Don’t regret anything because, at one time, it was exactly what you wanted.” I suppose that’s true in my case.
What advice would you give to a kid?
~ They’re right – life does get better.
Any hidden talents?
~ Nope. Not really.
Is yours an ‘innie’ or ‘outie’?
~ An innie.
~ As an administrative assistant at a local law firm.
~ As a records management specialist at a local insurance company.
~ An author.
Who is your hero?
~ My parents.
Describe yourself in 3 words:
~ Serious, shy, unconventional
~ Seven. Or five. Or even seventeen.
Favorite sport (to play)?
Favorite sport (to watch)?
~ “Daria,” “Invader Zim,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Pushing Daisies,” and “The Big Bang Theory.” (It grew on me.) Other than that, I don’t watch a lot of TV. And then shows like “Fixer Upper” and “Property Brothers” on HGTV are good.
~ All of them.
~ At the moment?
Favorite room in the house?
~ My room, duh.
Favorite board game?
~ Yahtzee. Yes, I know, it’s not exactly a board game, but it’s a great family game, so there you go.
Favorite video games?
~ The only video game I ever play, and I only play it once in a while, is “Soul Caliber II.” But I only play that when I really feel the need to “kill” something. Oh, and I do still have a Game Boy Color, which I will play when the mood takes me.
Favorite PC game?
~ The “Drawn” series. It’s a Big Fish Games series of PC games, which consist of “The Painted Tower,” “Dark Flight,” and “Trail of Shadows,” only I don’t have “Trail of Shadows” yet.
~ Don’t have one.
~ Really don’t have one. Though I prefer Wendy’s above all other fast food restaurants.
~ Either water or V-8 V-Fusion concord grape raspberry juice.
~ Parade in the Sunday paper. I don’t read magazines much anymore.
~ My room, duh. Or else anywhere with Johnny.
Favorite cartoon character?
~ Daria, followed closely by Gir, followed closely by Elsa. Talk about running the gamut, eh?
Favorite day of the week?
Favorite day of the year?
~ Solstice days, when it’s the exact same hourly amount of lightness and dark. That’s pretty cool to me.
~ Halloween, though not for obvious reasons.
Favorite girl’s name?
~ Sarah or Carrie.
Favorite boy’s name?
~ Hmm. Australia. Never been there, but the people from there seem so friendly.
~ Burning leaves. This list is endless, actually, but I’ll leave off with burning leaves.
~ My cats purring. Any of the cats.
~ English accents. As in people from England.
Coke or Pepsi?
~ Pepsi. There’s a funny story as to why I don’t prefer Coke.
Pen or pencil?
Day or night?
Cat or dog?
Summer or winter?
T.V. or radio?
Brains or beauty?
Cup or mug?
~ Mug. But what’s the difference, truly?
Tea or coffee?
~ Tea, thanks to Johnny. And always hot chocolate.
Gold or silver?
~ Silver. I can’t wear straight gold – it irritates my skin.
Brush or comb?
~ Comb. As I have curly hair, a wide-toothed comb works best.
City or country?
~ Country, with occasional forays into the city. How’s that?
Red or white wine?
~ Neither. I don’t drink.
Early or late riser?
Blond or brunette?
~ Brunette. Because I am.
Scary or romantic movies?
~ Depends. Some romantic movies are scary, and some scary movies can be romantic (if only because you hug your sweetheart during the scary parts).
Board or computer games?
~ Board games.
Half full or half empty?
~ Depends on my mood. Lately, though, I’d see it as half-full.
Happy and poor or sad and rich?
~ Happy and poor.
Glasses or contacts?
Flowers or chocolates?
Love or money?
Hugs or kisses?
*RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW
What are you wearing?
~ Well, since I have the day off today, I’m lounging in pajamas.
What’s the latest news?
~ Quite depressing, sometimes hopeful, but also infuriating what with the presidential election coming up next year. I’m very sick of politics already, and we’ve still got til November to go.
What’s the weather like?
~ Mild. Cloudy. Winter, basically.
How do you feel?
~ Tired but good.
*WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU….
~ February 8th. Yeah, that was a weird night. I cried myself to sleep that night.
~ Belly laughed? Playing “Cards Against Humanity” with siblings and cousins. Laughed? Texting with Johnny.
~ I’ve curbed my swearing greatly, but every now and then I’ll let loose with a quiet “Oh fuckberries,” a la Tucker from “Red Vs. Blue.”
~ Third grade.
~ I don’t drink enough to get drunk.
Read a newspaper?
~ This morning.
Read your horoscope?
~ This morning. I like to read them for a laugh.
Had a bath/shower?
~ This morning.
Had a cold?
~ I’m getting over one right now.
Smiled at someone?
~ I smile much more nowadays than I ever have.
Gave someone a cuddle?
~ With Johnny.
Said ‘I love you’?
~ To Johnny.
*PEOPLE YOU KNOW
Who’s the nicest?
~ Carmen. She calls everyone “dear.”
Who’s the funniest?
~ Elvie was. Johnny is. All my family members are, too.
Who’s the most annoying?
~ No one I know. I used to know someone who was pretty annoying, but I don’t associate with that person anymore.
Who’s the best looking?
~ Johnny, of course, at least in terms of men. In terms of women, Elizabeth, because I’d be lying if I said otherwise.
Who’s the weirdest?
~ Younger Brother.
Who’s the chattiest?
~ Kathy. And Older Sister; well, when she wants to be chatty.
Who’s the quietest?
Who’s the most outrageous?
~ My aunt Ellen.
Who’s the shyest?
~ None of them except me.
Who’s the kindest?
~ My aunt Mary.
Who’s the idiot?
~ None of them. And I mean that.
Who’s the friendliest?
~ Most of them.
Who’s the best?
~ All of them.
*THE OPPOSITE SEX
What is a turn on?
What is a turn off?
~ Physically, men who wear too much cologne. There’s a gentleman that rides the bus with me, and it’s soooo awful, the amount of cologne he wears. I wish the bus windows opened easily, but they don’t. Mentally, it would be an abusive personality – any hint of an abusive personality, and I’ll be out the door. I don’t do abusive.
What physical feature are you attracted to the most?
~ Hands. Don’t know why.
Best pick up line?
~ Oh, but they’re all so bad; I can’t say which is the best of the worst.
What’s the most irritating thing about them?
~ What, pick-up lines or men? The most irritating thing about pick-up lines is some guys don’t get that all pick-up lines are all pretty stupid; ergo they shouldn’t use them. The most irritating thing about men….well, I don’t quite know what that is. I haven’t determined.
Could you live without them?
~ Pick-up lines, yes. Men, no.
Describe your ideal partner.
~ Someone who will love me despite my ever-changing moods; someone with a sense of humor, someone who can tolerate a large extended family; someone who loves music; and someone who likes cats. And that’s it.
What time is it now?
~ Still afternoon, but later. tee hee.
Off to watch the rest of “Jaws.” I’ll try to do better next post.