Saturday, August 22, 2009

States Meme

Put an X next to the states (51 counting DC) you have visited. Airports don't count!
Just for fun, put an O beside the states where you have lived. The average is 8; how do you match up?


Maine - X
Vermont - X
Massachusetts - X
Rhode Island - X
Connecticut - X
New Hampshire - X

New York - X
New Jersey - O
Pennsylvania - X
Maryland - X
Delaware - X
Washington DC - X

Arkansas - X
Louisiana - X
Mississippi - X
Alabama - X
Tennessee - X
Kentucky -
West Virginia - X
Virginia - O
North Carolina - X
South Carolina - X
Georgia - X
Florida - O

Michigan - X
Ohio - X
Indiana - X
Illinois - X
Wisconsin -
Minnesota -
Iowa -
Missouri - X

North Dakota -
South Dakota -
Nebraska -
Kansas -

Montana -
Wyoming -
Colorado - X
Utah -
Idaho -

Nevada - X
Arizona - X
New Mexico -
Texas - X
Oklahoma -

California - X
Oregon -
Washington -
Alaska -
Hawaii -

33 of 50, but likely to add Hawaii and Utah soon.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

35 33 Things You Wouldn't Think To Ask

Answer these 35 Things You Wouldn't Think To Ask. Then tag me so I can come and have a look.

1. Have you ever been searched by the cops?

2. Do you close your eyes on roller coaster?
Yes. I love the feeling of the wind in my face, but the sight of the scenery passing by is likely to make me hurl.

(3. There is no 3. Next.)

4. Would you rather sleep with someone, or alone?
It's taken me a long time to admit this, but I like having someone next to me.

5. Do you believe in ghosts?
I am open to the possibility.

6. Do you consider yourself creative?

7. Do you think O.J. killed his wife?
This question is vague, as O.J. had more than one wife, and at the time Nicole Brown Simpson was killed, she was no longer legally O.J.'s wife. But yes, I think he probably did it.

8. Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie?
I think I'd have more fun hanging out with Angelina. Plus we're closer in age.

9. Can you honestly say you know ANYTHING about politics?

10. Do you know how to play poker?

11. Have you ever been awake for 48 hours straight?
Yes. And you don't want to be anywhere near me when it happens.

12. What's your favorite commercial?
Mark McGwire, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, "Chicks dig the long ball." Check it out.

13. Do you write in a journal?
Isn't that what I'm doing right now?

14. If you're driving in the middle of the night, and no one is around you, do you run a red light?

15. Do you have a secret that no one knows but you?

16. Boston Red Sox or New York Yankees?
I tend to root for underdogs, so I dislike them both almost equally now. When I was little, it was the Yankees b/c my dad is a fan -- and because they weren't very good in the 80s. As an adult, it was the Sox, until they started winning like the Yankees. Barf. Go Nats!

17. Have you ever been Ice Skating?
Yes. Ask my sister how it went. (But, for the record, I was a damn good roller skater as a kid.)

18. How often do you remember your dreams?

19. What's the one thing on your mind?

20. Do you always wear your seat belt?

21. What talent do you wish you had?
Patience. Oh, wait, that's not a talent, it's a virtue.

So, time-travel.

22. Do you like Sushi?

23. What do you wear to bed?
Depends on the day. Usually, not much.

24. Do you truly hate anyone?

25. If you could sleep with one famous person, who would it be?
Wow, tough question. Probably Jon Stewart or Robert Downey Jr, but those are too trendy.

26. Do you know anyone in jail?
At the current time? Not that I'm aware of.

27. What food do you find disgusting?

28. Have you ever made fun of your friends behind their back?
Yes. But I'll do it to their face too.

29. Have you ever been punched in the face?

30. Do you believe in angels and demons?
Not really. I wish I did. I wish I believed that my mother was looking out for me.

31. How old were you when you think you actually became a 'grown-up'?
Always? Never? When I got a full-time job? When I bought my condo? When my mom died?

32. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
I really loved Napa. Maybe New York City. Maybe in the South of France, near the Mediterranean, where I could work on my poetry.

33. Have you ever been in the hospital?

34. Are you happy with your life today?
I am aware of all of my blessings and want for very little. So I suppose so.

(35. There is no 35. That means there are only 33 questions in total. Who did the math?)

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

More Threes

My life in the 3's

You've been tagged, so you are supposed to write a note with the 3's of YOU. At the end, choose people to be tagged. You have to tag me. If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you - but not in a creepy stalker kind of way...

Three things I couldn't live without
1. Sleep
2. Food
3. Water

Three cars I've owned
1. 2001 VW Jetta
2. 1999 VW Jetta
3. 1996 Mazda 626

Three things I'm addicted to
1. Diet Coke
2. DVR
3. Chocolate

Three things I couldn't do if my life depended on it
1. Run a marathon
2. Eat monkey brains, or any type of brains for that matter
3. Work in customer service

Three things I'm decent at
1. Baking
2. Organizing
3. Decorating

Three of my favorite foods:
1. Italian
2. Steak
3. Seafood

Three of my favorite restaurants
1. Ray's the Steaks (looking to going back now that I am no longer being a pescetarian!)
2. Chinatown Express (the place with the noodles in the window)
3. Willow (and it's next door!)

Three of my favorite clothing items:
1. my Nanette Lepore dress
2. my "Please touch my monkey" t-shirt
3. the Kate Spade handbag I bought for my mom for her 60th birthday

Three things that make me cry:
1. Missing my mom
2. Telephone conversations with my Nana
3. Not feeling well

Three things I CAN'T STAND
1. Poor grammar
2. Hypocrisy
3. Religious fundamentalism

Three (more) things I'm looking forward to
1. Going camping and whitewater rafting next weekend
2. The return of Mad Men and Project Runway in the next few weeks
3. Jayden's first birthday (I'm going to spoil that kid rotten!)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Fifteen Books

Here are the rules: Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen books you’ve read that will always stick with you. First fifteen you can recall in no more than 15 minutes. Copy the instructions into your own note, and be sure to tag the person who tagged you.

My 15 Books:

1. Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good Very Bad Day (Judith Viorst)
2. The Little Prince (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)
3. Anne of Green Gables (L.M. Montgomery)
4. The Thorn Birds (Colleen McCullough)
5. 1984 (George Orwell)
6. Gone With the Wind (Margaret Mitchell)
7. A Wrinkle In Time (Madeleine L'Engle)
8. To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
9. Generation X (Douglas Coupland)
10. Waterland (Graham Swift)
11. The Handmaid's Tale (Margaret Atwood)
12. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
13. The Stranger (Albert Camus)
14. Little Women (Louisa May Alcott)
15. Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)