If it's Sunday, it must be time for some Unconcious Mutterings
- Destined :: to be great
- FAIL :: SAFE
- Camping :: Johnson's Shut Ins*
- Only you :: can make the darkness bright
- Incessant :: whining
- Tomorrow :: promise
- Impressive :: weather -- lately anyway
- Riches :: lame TV
- Dislike :: dishonor (and no, it makes no sense to me either)
- Speaker :: of the House (or ... for the Dead (Ender, Book 2) )
*Johnson's Shut-Ins is a place we used to go camping a lot when I was a kid. We had such fun there. When I googled to link for you, I discovered that it flooded out badly in 2005, and they've not yet restored it. sad face for that...
1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Not my first name.. which was chosen so that it would be neither so common that there would be several others with it in every class, nor so odd that it wouldn't seem odd no matter what profession I chose (my father just commented that he wanted it to be appropriate whether I chose to be a stand up comedienne or chief justice of the supreme court). My middle name, however, is different. I was named after my mother's mentor and favorite Chemistry prof at Sophie Newcomb College (now a part of Tulane, but then it's sister school). It's why no one can spell it: she spelled it Katharine ... and so do I. Evidently that's non-standard enough to create problems for my schools.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Hmm... if it's little crying, like you do at the movies... yesterday.
If it's big crying, like the world is hurting your heart.. it's been a few weeks.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Sometimes. My handwriting varies with my mood.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Hmm... it varies. Often turkey (preferably kettle fried), but sometimes roast beef. I also like tuna.
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yes. 2 of my "own" and one step-daughter.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Definitely. I am very generous with my friends. (and yes, I stole that from LaVerna too but it works. Okay, maybe not VERY generous, but definitely generous.).
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Who me? You're kidding, right?
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes. Though when I was in high school my doctor told me that we probably should have taken them out when I was little. They got infected every year.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Um. NO... but I would sky dive. Go figure.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Currently? Kashi Go Lean cruch.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
On the rare occasion that I wear shoes with laces... yes...
12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
In some ways... yes. In others, no..
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Hagen Dasz Rich Light Dutch Chocolate...
Well, really -- Godiva Belgian Dark Chocolate, but my grocers seem to have decided to shun it, so I can't get it anymore...
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
It varies. At a distance, likely how they're presenting themselves (clothes, hair, etc.), then, of course, whether they're knitting, or wearing hand knits...but when met face to face -- their eyes.
15. RED OR PINK?
Oh... Like it's that simple? Like "red" really defines a color? Tomato red is right out. Blood red is much better than most pinks... unless, of course, we're working with Magenta. Salmon pink and peachy pinks... ew.
But... if what you're asking is Saturated or Pale.... the answer is Saturated!
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I'm impatient. Especially with what I perceive as intentional or even negligent incompetence. And I'm too judgmental with my kids.
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
When? On Christmas Day? my mother. This was one of three in my life I've spent with out her. And even daily phone calls didn't undo that absence.
Sometimes its Nat. Sometimes its my cat Shadow, who died in 2001. Sometimes its my grandma, or my grandmother, both of whom died before we got 2's as the first digit of the year. Sometimes its Rich, even though we IM chat almost daily. Sometimes its DT. Sometimes its me... as I was at 23 or 27 or even 30.
18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO DO THIS?
EVERYONE??? Not really.
19. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
shoes? Why on earth would I be wearing shoes? I'm indoors! Shoes come off at the door. I'm wearing striped socks (blue/purple/black&white).
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
mixed nuts sans peanuts
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The tappity tap of computer keys. My daughters and I are all typing something..
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
um... I dunno.
What I'd be means that the color somehow represents me. I turn to the internets and the folks who make quizzes for guidance ... they say:
who seem to agree, but ...
|What color are you?|
You have a lot of close friends but you feel down most of the time but you can always count on your friends to make you laugh.
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Your dominant hue is blue, making you a good friend who people love and trust. You're good in social situations and want to fit in. Just be careful not to compromise who you are to make them happy.
Your saturation level is very low - you have better things to do than jump headfirst into every little project. You make sure your actions are going to really accomplish something before you start because you hate wasting energy making everyone else think you're working.
Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
and quibblo says I'm purple, but won't give me the code to link to them properly.
23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
spicy scents, chocolate, fresh coffee, leather, sterling silver roses, stargazer lilies, freshly turned earth, bread baking, lavender, clean
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
The Divine Though Blogless Elizabeth
25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?
Hmm. Don't know. I've not met her face to face. But from her blog, I think I'd like to meet her.
26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Figure skating, gymnastics -- say once every four years during the Olympics. Otherwise... oh... yeah, gymnastic diving - synchronized. Wow.
27. HAIR COLOR?
Dark Brown. Pay no attention to the hints of silver trying to peek in. They are to be shunned, ignored, and otherwise made invisible until oh.... thanksgiving week in 2010.
28. EYE COLOR?
29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No. I'd like to... but we've never managed to find ones that don't make my right eye itch.
30. FAVORITE FOOD?
Food, as in that which nourishes us and gives us sustenance? or as in that which is edible and which tastes yummy (in which case: dark chocolate). Assuming the former... a balanced meal of protein, lots of veggies, and a bit of unassuming carbs. Probably with cheese.
31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
yes? Can't scary movies have happy endings? I like scary, not gory. I also like happy endings. And thinking movies.
32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Mama Mia, with my daughters and parents. What a romp.
33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Shirt? well.... if sweaters count, blue. If they don't count, I'm not wearing one.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
According to the colour guide thing, I'm a winter. I prefer the transition seasons though, if we're not talking colour palettes -- spring and fall.
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
36. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Um... chocolate... haven't I said that already? Sheesh.
37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
hmm... kmkat? carrie? maybe even Janna? I dunno.
38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Joan, of the Fairy Godknitter
39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Just finished Anathem by Neal Stephenson... and am about to start The Black Angel: A Thriller (Charlie Parker Mysteries) by John Connelly
40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Purple... just purple
41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Are You Being Served
42. FAVORITE SOUND?
I have no idea how to answer this.
I'm going to say purring... but that ignores gentle waves lapping the shore, gurgling brooks, breezes through the trees, my daughters singing, the soft click of knitting needles at work, music (oh MUSIC), waterfalls, laughter, silence......
43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Beatles! no question there.
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
4,659 miles -- to Paris, France
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Oh... you want to know what it is?
Putting babies to sleep; finding a rationalization for almost anything -- or for it's opposite; almost always being able to see and understand both sides to any conflict.