For the Teabag in All of Us

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If I go about this properly, the blog will (eventually) explain enough about me, so let me just explain the blog, or at least the title of it, here:

"A woman is like a teabag. You never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
--Eleanor Roosevelt

Friday, January 05, 2007

Return of the Meme

Right, so I said a couple of posts ago that I wanted to do a whole bunch of the memes that were circulating the blogosphere recently. And then I did precisely... ONE. Weak. So here's my first post for 2007, I'll try to make it a good one.

(please bear in mind that this effort may result in falsified meme responses. The author assumes no liability for the truthfulness of any of the statements herein presented. Please read at your own risk.)
1. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought? Sick is not a good look for us.

2. How much cash do you have on you? People wearing pajamas do not generally carry cash.

3. What's a word that rhymes with DOOR? S'mores, but in the singular

4. Favorite planet? Well, I kind of miss Pluto. Now what is my very educated mother just supposed to serve us nine of?

5. Who is the 4th person on your missed call list on your cell phone? I don't have a "missed calls" list, only a "received calls" list, which shows both missed and picked up. The 4th person on that list actually was a missed call, from Unknown, which came in at approximately 7:15 last night, and I did not pick up because Chulo and I were uh, celebrating

6. What is your favorite ring tone on your phone? I Dream of Jeannie

7. What shirt are you wearing? Pink pajama top

8. Do you label yourself? All the time

9. Name the brand of the shoes you're currently wearing: They are not shoes, they are big fuzzy pink slippers, and I'm not sure that they have a brand name. I would have to take one of them off to discover if they do, and I don't feel like it.

10. Bright or Dark Room? Bright. Sunshine, always sunshine.

11. Why is there always a missing question? Because people are fucking stupid and it amuses them to think that this is important in any way.

12. What does your watch look like? I do not wear watches. The party starts when I get there.

13. What were you doing at midnight last night? Coughing up a lung

14. What did your last text message you received on your cell phone say? "How are you feeling my love?"

15. Where is your nearest 7-11? Pine Island and 595. And 'round these parts, we call it "Sev." And by "we" I mean "me"

16. What's a word that you say a lot? "Stupid." As in, "that guy is stupid" or "I have to find the stupid thing" or "that's a stupid way to do it" because invariably, my way is better and smarter.

17. Who told you he/she loved you last? Mom

18. Last furry thing you touched? Chulo's brother's dog

19. How many drugs have you done in the last three days? Are we counting OTC meds?

20. How many rolls of film do you need developed? Sadly, I have a 3-year old roll of film sitting inside a 35-mm camera (which has been there, half-taken, since the Christmas that I got my first digital camera). I guess we can say sayonara to those photographs. Also I have not one but TWO disposable underwater cameras with film that needs to be developed.

21. Favorite age you have been so far? 26. You're not "the kid" at work anymore, you can legally drink, vote and buy lotto scratch-offs, and you can rent a car without paying an underage premium.

22. Your worst enemy? Rotten, snot-nosed little kids that gave me this bloody COLD

23. What is your current desktop picture? It's Chulo's desktop, and it's a picture of us (a really bad one!) on the sunset cruise we took in Key West

24. What was the last thing you said to someone? To my boss: "Yes we DO have an independent obligation to follow CIP procedures exclusive of the clearing firm." He disagrees.

25. If you had to choose between a million bucks or to be able to fly, what would it be? This question is even stupider than the one about my favourite planet. I'd take the million, DUH.

26. Do you like someone? I like lots of someones. There are very few people that I know that I really do not like. This is entirely different from the world full of dumbasses out there that I don't know ... and even them I don't dislike, I just find them stupid. Which is not the same.

27. The last song you listened to? Amber by 311

28. What time of day were you born? 10pm

29. What's your favorite number? 9

30. Where did you live in 1987? Queens. In the house I grew up in. Which has since been razed and rebuilt into this stucco monstrosity. I mean HELLO you morons, that was a mock tudor! Aside from being gorgeous, that's kind of the WHOLE POINT of the neighbourhood. Ugh. Nouveau riche make me sick. People shouldn't be allowed to have money unless they pass a style sense test.

31. Are you jealous of anyone? Sure. I'm jealous of my sister's body. Of Iliana's cute feet. Of Nat's eyes. Of all my friends who have kids. Of all those people who were smart enough to purchase property in the 90s and whose mortgage payments are less than half of mine for twice the house.

32. Is anyone jealous of you? Probably, but just for some little piece of me rather than my whole. Just like I'm jealous of little pieces of others, but I don't want to be anyone else.

33. Where were you when 9/11 happened? Driving to work.

34. What do you do when vending machines steal your money? Get annoyed and then move on

35. Do you consider yourself kind? I can be, but I often am not.

36. If you had to get a tattoo, where would it be? I can't imagine a situation where I HAD to get a tattoo, but I always thought it would be cute to have something around my belly button.

37. If you could be fluent in any other language, what would it be? I am fluent in another language

38. Would you move for the person you loved? If we could make it work, after lots of planning and preparation. I've already done the by-the-seat-of-my-pants move and that was a little too bumpy to have any desire to repeat the experience

39. Are you touchy-feely? Not overly PDA, but I like to hold hands and steal a couple of smooches here and there

40. What's your life motto? Live it, it's good

41. Name three things you have on you at all times: Mobile phone, lip gloss, and a smile

42. What's your favorite town/city? I've been to so many lovely places, it's hard to choose a favourite

43. What was the last thing you paid for with cash? Probably coffee, as the Dunkin closest to work doesn't take debit or credit cards. Bastards. I have literally pulled into the parking lot, taken the keys out of ignition, and then realised I didn't have any cash on me and had to turn around.

44. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper and mailed it? Do Christmas cards count? If so, umm... about 3 weeks ago

45. Can you change the oil on a car? Which one's the oil?

46. Your first love: what is the last thing you heard about him/her? My first love got sent to Desert Storm, was about to get leave to come home, and got sent to Serbia/Bosnia. I got two more letters after he arrived there, and since then, nothing. I have no idea if he ever got home or why he stopped writing to me. I was 16.

47. How far back do you know your ancestry? Know know, or reasonably should suspect? I mean, I'm SURE there's a Pharoah or two in there. We are Coptic Egyptians after all, not descendants of the Moors.

48. The last time you dressed fancy, what did you wear and why did you dress fancy? I think it was my sister's wedding. I wore a black dress with um, that neckline that drapes -- not sure what that's called -- in the front and the back, my new pearls and strappy sandals.

49. Does anything hurt on your body right now? My back kinda hurts from sitting in this chair for so long. I hope this thing is almost over, it's taking forever.

50. Have you ever been burned by love? Burned, disappointed, slapped in the face, rendered speechless, rendered breathless... I wouldn't change a thing

51. Do you have a crush on any bloggers? I have a crush on one blogger's son (Buddha) and one blogger's cat (Mr. Carlos Muffin). Does that count?

52. Where would you like to live? For some reason, recently I have been thinking North Carolina or Colorado. I'm fucking sick of Florida.

Yay no more questions! 52? Really? What a weird number. But a fun meme... feel free to do it yourself if you haven't already.

15 Comments:

Blogger terry said...

i like how you demonstrated your fluency in another language in your answer to #24...

love all your answers, actually! feel better...

1/05/2007 09:23:00 PM  
Blogger buddha_girl said...

#51...FAV question and answer! He has a crush on you too!

I hope he never turns into a snotty kid who makes you sicky! I'd hate to see a wall driven between the two of you!

Feel BETTER! I hope you drank copious amounts of water/tea/whatever else and rested today!

1/06/2007 08:00:00 PM  
Blogger Natalia said...

Yaay I love this one. And I don't think you are jealous of people's parts; I think you just appreciate them.

And also, you got all of the questions on my quiz right. The thing was just marking it wrong. A few people, like Peter and a few friends also had more questions right. I went in and fixed it. Ahhh technology!

-N

1/06/2007 11:43:00 PM  
Blogger JMai said...

Terry -- Lol! That's possibly the most important foreign language that I speak! Forget Arabic and Spanish, pfft!

BG -- Oh he does not! Stop it, you're making me blush!

And thank you guys, I do feel a little bit better. Lingering cough, ugh.

Butt -- I love it too, it was a really fun one to do (if long). I think if I appreciate the parts and want to have them as MY parts, then that's jealousy, no? It doesn't matter -- not like I'm going to scratch your eyes out, then take them to a plastic surgeon and say, "Excuse me, can you please replace mine with these?" Because how would you be able to write after I did that? You still could, but it wouldn't be the same. Eyeballs are important.

1/07/2007 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! So just best wishes to JMai, Ben, Nat.

1/07/2007 05:21:00 PM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Fla has never appealed to me...I grew up in Louisiana and one of the reasons that I moved was I wanted four seasons!!!

I enjoyed reading your question/aswer set.

Hope you enjoyed the tea!

1/07/2007 07:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Julie said...

Wow, it sure didn't seem like 52 questions and answers. I am going to do this. I have a little contest going tomorrow. It is going to be hilarious if people actually participate. :)

Hope you get to feeling better!

1/07/2007 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Sorry about that cold! I just got over one--yuk. Get better (try chocolate :)

And thanks for stopping by my site recently!

1/07/2007 09:47:00 PM  
Blogger JMai said...

Ian -- thanks! All the best to you also, always.

Rebecca -- Thanks for stopping by! Sometimes I really enjoy Florida, but there are some things I am just sooooo sick of. It is January and the a/c is still running. It's shameful, really.

Julie -- I didn't check to be sure there were no "missing" numbers, but I think it was really 52 questions! I'll have to pop over there before I go to bed and do your contest.

Julie C -- One good turn deserves another! Chocolate for colds? Hmmm!

1/08/2007 10:11:00 PM  
Blogger Queen of Cheese said...

Like buddha_girl, #51 is my favorite question and answer as well.

Carlos M. is so sad because you are allergic. He wants to give you a hug.

You are cute.

1/09/2007 10:25:00 AM  
Blogger david santos said...

Jennifer, helo!
Very good.
Tank you.

1/14/2007 05:41:00 PM  
Blogger sassinak said...

i liked this, it's pretty fun... i think i did it already or one close enough to it not to matter...

:)

and happy new year!

1/14/2007 05:42:00 PM  
Blogger JMai said...

QOC -- Carlos M. is cute. I wish I wasn't allergic.

Actually I did pretty good at "Christmas" with my sister's cat in the house. He's the sweetest little Russian Blue and looks eerily like our old cat, Frankie... but I think perhaps all Russian Blues look like that and it's not as creepy as I originally thought.

1/14/2007 07:06:00 PM  
Blogger JMai said...

Oops hit publish before I was done commenting.

David -- Word.

Sass -- I know, these posts circulate and recyle and you wind up reading the same things over and over. But I can't help it, I love memes.

Happy new year to you too, sweetness!

1/14/2007 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger Fuckkit said...

I have to be 26 soon.

Don't wanna!

*cries*

1/27/2007 11:40:00 PM  

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