in which i am uninspired, and take the easy way out

1) Favorite object in your room? The spinning wheel, although it also indicates to me that I may be a bit obsessed. I can’t prove it, but I suspect I have the only spinning wheel on post.
2)
Have you ever smoked heroin?
WTF? No. That was a pretty major jump. Aren’t we supposed to warm up to that sort of material?
3) Do you own guns? Not yet.
4) What is your favorite kind of non-alcoholic drink? Chai, the real stuff, not the crap at Starbucks- or cide, ditto.
5) Do you get nervous before doctor appointments? What else can they do to me?
6) What do you think of hot dogs? Agh. I miss them. Real kosher footlongs? With chili and onions and cheese and maybe hots.
7) Favorite song? Impossible. Favorite song today- The Avett Brothers’ All My Mistakes. (I know.)
8) What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Orange juice and coffee. Not together.
9) Can you lick your elbow?
No. But I feel like an ass for just having tried.
10) Can you do a human pretzel?
No, and I didn’t even bother trying that one.
11) What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
Engagement ring, and a necklace from Kiddo.
12) Do you like blue cheese?
OH. Oh yes. Yes I do.
13) Ever been in a car wreck?
Yeah; hit by a drunk while I was in a parked car. Madness, right?
15)
What’s one trait that you wish you could change?
I wish I were quieter, calmer. I also wish I had any mystery to me whatsoever. I love people who can manage all three without seeming stuck- up. I could wish I could answer anything in the singular, but who cares?
16) What is your middle name?
No.
17) Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment:

– I should be in bed.
– I should be knitting.
– I hope it’s cold when I go home.
18) Name 3 things you bought recently?
– Coffee.
– A totally awesome Curtis Mayfield CD for $3.95!
– writeable DVDs. 
19)
Name 3 drinks you drink regularly?
Water, coffee, and tea.
21) Current hates right now? 86- degree weather, uncertainty, waiting, not having a kitchen, Sarah Palin, financial uncertainty, the American electoral college, the two- party process, and dust. In other words, excluding the 86- degree weather bit, a bunch of stuff I’d better get used to putting up with. 
23) How did you bring in the New Year? Terribly, which isn’t so bad; I could pretty much rely on the rest of the year being better than 1 January 2008.
24) Where would you like to be right now? Maryland.
26) Do you own slippers? Yes.
27) What shirt are you wearing? I cannot tell a lie: my stupid corporate polo. Shoot me. It’s laundry day, damnit.
28) Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? No!
29) Can you whistle? Ish. 
31) Would you be a pirate? What’s with the "would"?
32) What songs do you sing in the shower? Never.
33) Favorite girl’s name? You’re kidding, right?
34) Favorite boy’s name? Apparently not.
35) What’s in your pocket? Lint, phone, pogs, money I meant to give Billy.
36) Last person that made you laugh? Jason; he even manages it via email, it’s his secret weapon.
37) Best bed sheets as a child? People remember this? My sister Megan had a terrifying New Kids On The Block set, I remember those, but that’s because sleeping on faces is wrong.
38) Worst injury you’ve ever had? I’ve done all right (touch wood). Some broken bones, not much. Probably breaking my ribs, the second time?
39)
Do you love where you live?
Yes, deeply.
40) How many TVs do you have in your house? One, and I still think that’s too many.
41) Who is your loudest friend? I’m the loudest of my friends, I think. Ade’s voice carries, but I love that about her. Kate has a beautifully loud laugh; somewhere between those two? Jason talks a lot, but he’s not loud, exactly- more like constant.
42) How many dogs do you have? One! The dippy but relatively tuff- looking Lilu.

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(Yeah. I posted a picture of my dog. Shuttup and be grateful I didn’t post the macro Judy made of her.)

43) Does someone have a crush on you? I hope so. He’d better at least pretend he does.
46) What is your favorite candy? Dark chocolate, and maple sugar.
47) Fave sports team? Not really that kind of girl, but I like the Red Sox.
48) Where is the next place you want to travel to? There’s a list. Karachi, Mumbai, Cambridge, Prince Edward Island, anywhere in New England. Most of all, and most immediately: Baltimore.
49) What were you doing 12 AM last night? Reading about anthropology and economics online. 
50)
What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
"Already?"

  One thought on “in which i am uninspired, and take the easy way out

  1. October 11, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    I’m getting caught up so excuse the comment spam, but #21 made me think you might enjoy this:
    While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old Texas rancher whose hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.
    Eventually the topic got around to Sarah Palin and her bid to be a heartbeat away from being President.
    The old rancher said “Well ya know, Palin is a post turtle.”
    Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him what a post turtle is.
    The old rancher said, “When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a post turtle.”
    The old rancher saw a puzzled look on the doctors face, so he continued to explain, “You know it didn’t get up there by itself, it doesn’t belong up there, it doesn’t know what to do while it is up there, and you just wonder what kind of dumb ass put it up there to begin with.”
    MJ enjoyed it because it’s rare that a joke involving a Texan doesn’t make him out to be a buffoon…and it’s as funny as it is true.

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