1.) LIVING ARRANGEMENT?
i live in a ramshackle old house in a used-to-be-decent neighborhood with my mom and my two beasties. i’m such a cool, trendy 20-something, living at home, but hey, gotta save money somehow! plus, this way i don’t have to do dishes.
2.) WHAT BOOK(S) ARE YOU READING NOW?
aside from every book on the reading list for the FSOE, i’m reading Inside a US Embassy. in addition to all of my school books. once i’m done with school on monday, i have plans to dive into This Won’t Hurt a Bit by my favorite blogger, Michelle Au (check her out over at www.theunderweardrawer.blogspot.com), which is my end-of-semester present to myself. …and my arabic textbooks.
3.) WHAT’S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
since i’m using a school computer, it’s a beat up blue mouse pad that someone has scrawled ‘alverno’ on in sharpie. i guess they’re worried about mouse pad theft or something.
4.) FAVORITE MAGAZINE?
Martha Stewart Living is like ….porn or something to me. so clean and gorgeous. also, Real Simple. plus all of the Us Weekly/People/Star, etc. tabloids. love those. hate cosmo.
6.) FAVORITE SMELLS?
baby heads (lol, not as weird as it sounds!). the smell right before rain. estée lauder ‘youth dew’. escada perfume. adidas cologne (on the right guy). country air. horses. winter. certain fabric softener sheets.
7.) FAVORITE SOUNDS?
really? umm… waves. traffic late at night when i have my bedroom window open. the shower. the sound of my beasties jumping around when i get home and they want to topple me over.
8.) WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
not being able to do something, especially when it is something that could really help someone.
9.) WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE UP IN THE MORNING?
‘didn’t i just go to bed???’ or ‘omg dog get off my bladder!!!’
10.) ROLLER COASTER, SCARY OR EXCITING?
beyond exciting. i love roller coasters. they are perhaps my favorite thing.
11.) HOW MANY RINGS BEFORE YOU ANSWER THE PHONE?
well, since my phone is always silent and i pretty much don’t answer it, then as long as it takes to kick them to voicemail. otherwise, as many as it takes to get to the phone. at work, i try to keep it to two, max, because our phone ringer sound is obnoxious. and goes off far too frequently.
12.) FUTURE DAUGHTER/SON’S NAME?
wow. i don’t know? i think i’ll know it when i see him/her, but i like older names: catherine, caroline, ruth, isabel, william, noah, jack, john, james (but NOT jimmy!). and i have a love of a few arabic/hebrew names: omer, avraham, maryam, mareya, and miriam.
13.) WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT IN LIFE?
doing the right thing.
14.) FAVORITE FOODS?
ice cream. watermelon. pineapple. summer peaches and nectarines. strawberries. kiwi. lemonade (it totally counts as a food if it’s frozen!). anything mexican or tex mex.
15.) CHOCOLATE OR VANILLA?
16.) DO YOU LIKE TO DRIVE FAST?
it’s not so much that i LIKE it, it’s just that…well…i can’t help it. i see open road, and suzy and i just…go!
17.) DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
i do. a stuffed teddy bear i made at build a bear. he’s squishy!
18.) STORMS: COOL OR SCARY?
cool. except winter storms. i hate those. snow…..grrrrr……thunderstroms are love though.
19.) WHAT IS YOUR PERSONAL THEME SONG?
theme song? am i an action movie? probably….’i hate everything about you’…jk. ‘king of anything’ or ‘if everyone cared’. probably mostly the latter.
20.) GREATEST REGRET?
not being more fearless.
21.) WHAT TYPE WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
buick lesabre! aka the granny boat!!!! i loved that car……
22.) IF YOU COULD MEET ONE PERSON ALIVE?
bill and hillary clinton, probably. russ feingold. michelle au. etc.
23.) FAVORITE ALCOHOLIC DRINK?
i can’t drink alcohol, makes me wicked sick. the only thing i can do is a wine cooler, at most. the black cherry seagrams wine coolers are my drink of choice if i do decide to drink, though.
24.) IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY JOB YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD IT BE?
doctor. diplomat/consulate. AMBASSADOR!!! world saver. humanitarian. etc.
25.) IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR?
i’m good with how it is, but i miss when there was more red in it.
26.) EVER BEEN IN LOVE?
27.) IS THE GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?
eh, it just has half the water it could contain.
28.) FAVORITE MOVIE?
To Catch a Thief.
29.) WHAT’S UNDER YOUR BED?
Hmm. Carpet, wood, Mike’s room.
claustrophobia. and an ocd-type phobia of ‘wrong’ numbers and ‘wrong’ actions. what ‘wrong’ is makes no sense and changes all the time, though.
31.) DO YOU HOLD GRUDGES?
not long. and they generally vanish if said person does something/says something/acts nice. just ask my patients… (ps. when you’re at the pharmacy, please, and THANK YOU go a really long way in getting you the best service)
32.) WHAT WAS THE LAST DREAM YOU HAD?
i don’t remember….it was weird though.
ok, enough questions.
i shall try to put up a real post soon, for realz this time!