Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Another poll

I don't know why I love these so much...

50 Things You Possibly Didn’t Know About Me

1. What is in the back seat of your car right now? For some reason, a stack of programs from wedding and funerals. Probably some almost-empty water bottles, too.

2. What’s your favorite curse word? Fuck.

3. Name 3 people who made you smile today? Michael, Buster (well, he's a cat), Donald.

4. What were you doing at 8 am this morning? In power yoga class.

5. What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Eating a late dinner of leftovers, watching King of the Hill.

6. What will you be doing 3 hours from now? Sleeping I hope!

7. Have you ever been to a strip club? No.

8. What is the last thing you said aloud? "I'm not far behind you!" (in response to Michael going to bed.)

9. What is the best ice cream flavor? Phish Food.

10. What was the last thing you had to drink? Bud Light.

11. What are you wearing right now? Blue and white pajamas.

12. What was the last thing you ate? Triscuits and roasted garlic hummus.

13. Have you bought any new clothing items this week? Yes, a cute green peacoat and I also put some more stuff on hold. One of the dangers of my job, I'm constantly shopping.

14. When was the last time you ran? Saturday.

15. What’s the last sporting event you watched? I have absolutely no idea

16. Who is the last person you emailed? My friend about dinner tomorrow night.

17. Ever go camping? Yes

18. Do you have a tan? Nope, fishbelly white here.

19. Do you drink your soda from a straw? I don't drink soda, but I do like straws.

20 What did your last IM say? Don't have IM.

21. Are you someone’s best friend? Yes

23. Where is your mom right now? In Colorado at a spa...lucky.

24. Look to your left, what do you see? Side table with TV speaker, candles and lamp.

25. What color is your watch? The band is black faux leather.

26. What do you think of when you think of Australia? "He just smiled and gave me a Vegemite sandwich."

27. Would you consider plastic surgery? If someone else will pay for it!

28. What is your birthstone? Aquamarine

29. Do you go in at a fast food place or just hit the drive-thru? Inside, it's usually faster.

30. How many kids do you want? 0

31. Do you have a dog? not yet

32. Last person you talked to on the phone? Michael

33. Have you met anyone famous? yes

34. Any plans today? Today is almost over! How about... go to bed!

35. How many states have you lived in? 1

36. Ever go to college? Yes

37. Where are you right now? In an armchair in my living room.

38. Biggest annoyance in your life right now? Work.

39. Last song listened to? Black Hole Sun, I think?

40. Are you allergic to anything? Some plants, not sure which ones. Which doesn't seem to help me avoid them.

41. Favorite pair of shoes you wear all the time? Kenneth Cole sneaker-style flats.

42. Are you jealous of anyone? Yes

43. Is anyone jealous of you? Doubt it!

44. What time is it? 12:51

45. Do any of your friends have children? some of them do. some of them don’t.

46. Do you eat healthy? I try to.

47. What do you usually do during the day? Work, or if I'm off it's usually boring stuff.

48. Do you use the word ‘hello’ daily? Yes.

49. How did you get your scars? One on my knee from falling on the playground in 2nd grade. One on my toe from stepping on a knife (thanks, Michael, the floor is a good place to keep a sharp knife). One on my forehead from chicken pox. That's all I can think of offhand.

50. How old will you be turning on your next birthday? 26.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

You did what?!

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars.
3. Played in a band.
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower.
6. Given more than you can afford to charity.
7. Been to Disneyland/world.
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis.
10. Sang a solo.
11. Bungee jumped.
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea.
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty.
18. Grown your own vegetables.
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France.
20. Slept on an overnight train.
21. Had a pillow fight.
22. Hitch hiked.
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill.
24. Built a snow fort.
25. Held a lamb.
26. Gone skinny dipping.
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice.
29. Seen a total eclipse.
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run.
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person.
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community.
36. Taught yourself a new language.
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied.
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person.
39. Gone rock climbing.
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David.
41. Sung karaoke.
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant.
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight.
46. Been transported in an ambulance.
47. Had your portrait painted.
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling.
52. Kissed in the rain.
53. Played in the mud.
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie. (Theater project, although I got a call-back audition for a movie once.)
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.
57. Started a business.
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving.
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check.
68. Flown in a helicopter.
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy.
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial.
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating.
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life.
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit.
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Name That Movie!

Got this from Sarah...


pick 10 of your favorite movies
go to IMDB to get a quote from each movie
post the quotes and wait for your friends to respond

1. Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.

2. You hate people!
But I love gatherings. Isn't it ironic?

3. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.

4. Am I supposed to be a man, am I supposed to say, it's OK, I don't mind. I don't mind. Well I mind! I mind big time? And you know what the worst part is? I NEVER LEARNED TO READ.

5. It's giving life that counts. Until you're ready for it, all the rest is just a big fraud. All the crazy haircuts in the world won't keep it turning. Life isn't a love in, it's the dishes and the orthodontist and the shoe repairman and... ground round instead of roast beef. And I'll tell you something else: it isn't going to a bed with a man that proves you're in love with him; it's getting up in the morning and facing the drab, miserable, wonderful everyday world with him that counts.

6. Rob, thank you for that kind introduction. We're no longer called Sonic Death Monkey. We're on the verge of becoming Kathleen Turner Overdrive, but just for tonight, we are Barry Jive and his Uptown Five.

7. I would like to say this. Tardiness is not something you can do on your own. Many, many people contributed to my tardiness. I would like to thank my parents for never giving me a ride to school, the LA city bus driver who took a chance on an unknown kid and last but not least, the wonderful crew from McDonalds who spend hours making those egg McMuffins without which I'd never be tardy.

8. Well-well look. I already told you: I deal with the god damn customers so the engineers don't have to. I have people skills; I am good at dealing with people. Can't you understand that? What the hell is wrong with you people?

9. Uh. I'm sorry. I just hallucinated.

10. We're the middle children of history, man. No purpose or place. We have no Great War. No Great Depression. Our Great War's a spiritual war... our Great Depression is our lives. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Top Unread Books

These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish.

Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell
Anna Karenina
Crime and Punishment
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Wuthering Heights
The Silmarillion
Life of Pi
The Name of the Rose
Don Quixote
Moby Dick
Madame Bovary
The Odyssey
Pride and Prejudice
Jane Eyre
A Tale of Two Cities
The Brothers Karamazov
Guns, Germs, and Steel
War and Peace
Vanity Fair *(I'm sad to say I have never tried to read this, even though I was named after the main character.)
The Time Traveler's Wife
The Iliad
The Blind Assassin
The Kite Runner
Mrs. Dalloway
Great Expectations
American Gods
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
Atlas Shrugged
Reading Lolita in Tehran
Quicksilver Exposition
The Canterbury Tales
The Historian
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Love in the Time of Cholera
Brave New World
The Fountainhead
Foucault's Pendulum
The Count of Monte Cristo
A Clockwork Orange
Anansi Boys
The Once and Future King
The Grapes of Wrath
The Poisonwood Bible
Angels & Demons
The Inferno
The Satanic Verses
Sense and Sensibility
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Mansfield Park
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
To the Lighthouse
Tess of the D’Urbervilles
Oliver Twist
Gulliver's Travels
Les Misérables
The Corrections
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
The Prince
The Sound and the Fury
Angela's Ashes
The God of Small Things
A People’s History of the United States
A Confederacy of Dunces
A Short History of Nearly Everything
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
The Scarlet Letter
Eats, Shoots & Leaves
The Mists of Avalon
Oryx and Crake
Cloud Atlas
The Confusion
Northanger Abbey
The Catcher in the Rye
On the Road
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
The Aeneid
Watership Down
Gravity's Rainbow
The Hobbit
In Cold Blood
White Teeth
Treasure Island
David Copperfield

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Larry's Big Adventure

Monday night: I got home from work late (almost 1am) and had gotten in a minor traffic accident on the way home. I was freaked out and in a bad mood about having to be back at work at 8am. In addition, our apartment was burning up because the heat was on but it was warm out. Michael had opened the windows and patio to get some breeze going. When I got in bed, I realized I hadn't seen Larry but didn't make much of it.

Tuesday morning: Larry didn't come for breakfast and I got worried. I searched the apartment (it is not unusual for him to get accidentally shut in a closet) but he was nowhere to be found. I got Michael up and we looked outside. I got ready and left for work. When Larry had still not turned up by about noon, I left work. Michael had made up some fliers and talked to our neighbors. I walked the complex with food and catnip. No sign of him.

Wednesday: More searching, more fliers. Still no sign of Larry. Michael and I picked up three new collars and I cried in Wal-Mart because what if we didn't need the third one?

Thursday: I took a quick walk around the back part of the complex, then to the office. The complex employees asked if we had found him yet and told us that the maintenance workers were on the lookout. My mom offered to take me out for the day to cheer me up. We decided to head to the DMA for lunch and the King Tut exhibit. Not long after we entered the exhibit, my mom was digging through her purse and said she couldn't find her wallet. We were retracing our steps as she pulled stuff out of her bag. She looked at her phone and she had a text from Michael: "Tell Becca I found Larry!"
Michael heard meowing and went outside to investigate. Larry was hiding under our downstairs neighbor's grill. Who knows where he had been because he was filthy and scared. Now he is bathed, fed and sleeping in my lap. :)

Note: My mom's wallet turned up in her purse.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Marriage Survey

Stolen from Chris and Kristin!

How long have you been married?
2 years 8 months.

Is this your first marriage?
First and last!

Is it how you imagined it would be?
Pretty much, except we drove around in a van solving mysteries.

What would you change?
I wish we were able to spend more time together.

Are you married to your soulmate?
I don't know about soulmates, but I am definitely married to my best friend.

What do you argue about the most?
Whose turn it is to do the litter box!

What do you see eye to eye on the most?
I agree with Kristin and Todd, that is a pretty deep question!

Where did you meet your spouse?
Long story short...church.

Where was your first date?
We went to see A.I. which was terrible.

Where were you when you became engaged?
Actually, there was no official proposal. We had been talking about getting married for quite a while and one day he emailed me a picture of his grandmother's wedding band and asked if I'd like to go ahead and have it. Romantic, huh?

Did you live together before marriage?

What was your wedding song?
Our first dance was to "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra.

Who was in your wedding party?
Bridesmaids: My sister Tori (MOH), Michael's sister Emily, my good friend Victoria, my good friend Amanda.
Groomsmen: Michael's best friend Judson (BM), his brother David, his brother-in-law Russ, and his good friend Elliot.

Do you get along with the in-laws?
Yes, I love my in-laws!

Whats your view on children?
Still on the fence...leaning towards none right now.

Does your spouse feel the same way?
See above.

Are you a 2 peas in a pod or opposites attract couple?
We are alike in some ways, opposites in others. We're probably more alike than we are opposite though.

Do you go out without your spouse?
Yes, but I prefer for us to be together.

How long are you away from your spouse before you start to miss him/her?
I miss him all the time!

Have you ever compared your spouse to someone you have dated in the past?
Not really.

Do you trust your Spouse?

Does your Spouse trust you?
I hope so!

How well does your spouse know your favorites?
I think he knows them pretty well.

Do you get along with your spouses friends?

Does your spouse get along with your friends?
Yes, mostly.

Did you go on a honeymoon?
Yes, we took a belated honeymoon to Las Vegas after we'd been married about 3 months.

Do you watch the same TV shows?
Mostly, like the Simpsons and Family Guy.

Can you agree on Pizza toppings?
Sort of, I prefer veggies and I think he usually likes plain cheese.

Who takes out the trash?
Him more than me.

Who does laundry??
We do our own laundry.

Who cooks dinner?
Me, or we fend for ourselves. (We aren't usually home to eat at the same time.)

Do you have any traditions?
Not of our own.

Do you know your spouses passwords/pins?
Some of them.

Does your spouse know your social security number?
Probably not memorized.

Do you ever nag your spouse?
Um, he would tell you yes. I would say no. :)

Do you admit wrong doing?
Yes, if I'm in the wrong.

Does your spouse?
Yes, if he's in the wrong.