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very ‘vey day

the kiddo woke me up last night at 2:30 and felt like chatting until about four. Color me….exhausted. It’s gonna be a dragger today, for sure. It’s very bright outside and kind of warm. I made a cold supper last night and we played picnic. This weather is wierd… I’m thrown a bit by it. But it’s supposed to snow. lightly. I chatted with my mom yesterday and learned that although she’s known me all of my life, she didn’t know that I detest eggnog. How could this get by her?

I kind of liked this ‘vey:

ONE. Spell your name without vowels:
chrl

TWO. What is the date 2 days after your birthday?
19th

THREE. How many pairs of jeans do you own?
about 4 pairs, I think

FOUR. What color do you wear most?:
black

FIVE. Least favorite color?

I don’t know. I like all of them.

SIX. Last song you heard?
“breathe me” , by Sia

SEVEN. What’s for dinner tonight?
quesadillas and salad

EIGHT. Are you happy with your life right now?
pretty much

NINE. Anyone ever said you resemble a celebrity?:
at one time or another, yes. various. whatever.

TEN. In what state or country do you want to go to school in?
If I could do it again, I’d spend a semester or more in England, France, or Italy.

ELEVEN. Do you shop at stores like Hollister?
nope. thrift shops and tag sales are more my thing…and hardware stores…garden centers…ebay, of course.

TWELVE. How do you make babies?
do you want the scientific answer or the perverted one?

THIRTEEN. Last thing you bought over 50 pesos?:
50 Php = 1USD. I bought an oreo six pack for the kiddo.

FOURTEEN. When do you start Summer Break?:
what summer break? where do I sign up for that?

FIFTEEN. Are you missing someone right now?:
yes.

SIXTEEN: Describe yourself in one word:
curious

SEVENTEEN. Favorite pair of shoes?
my pair of black Doc Marten maryjanes with t-straps.

EIGHTEEN. Do you own big sunglasses?:
no, mine are more Annie Hallish, but oval.

NINETEEN. What would you rather be doing right now?:
strangely, I feel like swimming.

TWENTY. What should you be doing right now?:
cleaning, probably.

‘nother ‘vey

Odd Facts about ME
DO YOU SNORE?: only when i’m utterly exhausted.

LOVER OR A FIGHTER?: lover, pretty much. though both at once can be spicy and exciting, you know?

WHAT’S YOUR WORST FEAR?: It changes. I won’t bore you with the details.

AS A KID, WERE YOU A LEGO BUILDER?: no, I liked Lincoln Logs. Tinker toys were pretty cool, too.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF “REALITY TV”?: die, already. Die! Die! Die!

DO YOU CHEW ON YOUR STRAWS?: yes.

WERE YOU A CUTE BABY?: I get told that often, yes. But there’s no such thing as an ugly baby in my book.

HOW IS THE SINGLE LIFE FOR YOU?: I really don’t mind being alone. In fact, I need to be, sometimes.
WHAT COLOR IS YOUR KEYBOARD?: charcoal.

DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER?: everywhere but the shower, actually. though I don’t shower much anyway. Baths, baby. Baths.

HAVE YOU EVER BUNGEE JUMPED?: no

ANY SECRET TALENTS?: I don’t think so. Someone somewhere knows  one. Or more.

WHAT’S YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT?: Mountains. Ocean. Trees.
HAVE YOU EATEN SUSHI?: oh no. no.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE MOVIE “DONNIE DARKO”?: not yet.

DO YOU GIVE A DARN ABOUT THE OZONE?: yes, actually

HOW MANY LICKS DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO THE CENTER OF A TOOTSIE POP?: I’ll never tell.

CAN YOU SING THE ALPHABET BACKWARDS?: probably not.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN ON AN AIRPLANE?: yeah. love them.

ARE SPEEDO’S HOT?: only if you’re Ian Thorpe.

WHAT’S YOUR STAND ON HUNTING?: hunting what? depends. no animals though. no.

IS MARRIAGE IN YOUR FUTURE?: no. I think men and women are better off living in separate houses and visiting each other. Like Katie Hepburn said. For some of us, anyway.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?: Yes. It’s like my father’s .

WHAT ARE YOU ALLERGIC TO?: I’m not allergic to anything. I’d like to think I’m allergic to seafood and innoculations, just by virtue of my reaction to them, but that’s mostly emotional and probably doesn’t count.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU SAID, “I LOVE YOU”: I tell my daughter that everyday.

IS TUPAC STILL ALIVE?: is he the new Elvis?

DO YOU CRY AT WEDDINGS?: no. try to avoid them anyway.

HOW DO YOU LIKE YOUR EGGS?: scrambled and then I mash them with my fork to make them really fine. Yes, I do play with my food.

ARE BLONDES DUMB?: Never met a dumb blonde.

WHERE DOES THE OTHER SOCK END UP?: how would I know?

WHAT TIME IS IT?: time for a nap. Always time for a nap.

DO YOU HAVE A NICKNAME?: my gramma called me Cherellabelle.

IS MCDONALD’S DISGUSTING?: yes. yes. yes.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WERE IN A CAR?: yesterday.

DO YOU PREFER BATHS OR SHOWERS?: See “sing in the shower” question, above somewhere.

IS SANTA CLAUSE REAL?: how old do you think I am??

ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK?: no. I’m nocturnal.

WHAT ARE YOU ADDICTED TO?: Diet Coke. Chocolate. Cashews.

CRUNCHY OR CREAMY PEANUT BUTTER?: creamy

HAVE YOU EVER RIDDEN IN AN AMBULANCE?: no.

HOW MANY TIMES HAVE YOU BRUSHED YOUR TEETH TODAY?: 1

ARE YOU WEARING SOCKS?: no.

HAVE YOU EVER HITCH HIKED?: no.
WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES?: light blue.

WHEN’S THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?: last week I got teary when talking about the prospect of Kiddo and nursery school with a woman at the park.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR LIFE?: most of it.

WHOSE LIFE IS BETTER?: cats. cats have great lives.

ARE YOU PSYCHIC?: sometimes.

HAVE YOU READ “CATCHER IN THE RYE”?: never finished it.

DO YOU PLAY ANY INSTRUMENTS?: I can pick a little on guitar.

CAN YOU SKATEBOARD?: no.

DO YOU LIKE CAMPING?: yes.

DO U SNORT WHEN U LAUGH?: no. but I’m told my laugh is like a sentence or a conversation, with commas and exclamation points.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MAGIC?: kind of, but it’s too long a conversation for a blog.

IS A DOG A MAN’S BEST FRIEND?: I always thought dogs responded better to women.

YOU BELIEVE IN DIVORCE?: I suppose if you can’t live together, then yes.

CAN YOU DO THE MOONWALK?: no.

DOES YOUR MOM KNOW YOU HAVE A MYSPACE?: does my mom even know what myspace is?!

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?: the last tomato of the season here. With cheese.

DO YOU WEAR NAILPOLISH?: no.

DO YOU LIKE SOMEONE RIGHT NOW?: of course.

WHAT’S THE MOST ANNOYING TV COMMERCIAL?: all of them.

DO YOU SHOP AT AMERICAN EAGLE?: no.

FAVORITE BAND AT THE MOMENT?: can’t think of any. I like individual singer-songwriters. Piano girls especially.

because i love randoms…

The Most Random Questions You Will Ever Fill Out

What side of the heart do you draw first?:
Left

Can you dive without blocking your nose?:
I can’t dive. Really. It gives me the heebie-jeebies.

What was for dinner last night?:
cajun steak, mashed potatoes, sweet corn, broccoli, and salad.

Do you watch TV Land?:
nope

Whats your favorite number?:
5

Do you always read those pointless things they say on adult swim?:
I don’t get it.

Have you ever changed the wording in a question or added a question to a survey you didn’t create?:
no.

AC?:
sure

How many chairs at the dining room table?:
3

Do you like video games?:
absolutely not

Whats your favorite gaming system?:
ha

Do you go to summer camp?:
I went to Catholic summer camp for a week. I can’t remember the name. I hit my best friend in my sleep when she tried to wake me up one morning. We cleared that up after a day of sulking and sniping at each other. I had a massive crush on a cute Italian boy from neighboring school. I still remember his name. They played the most sappy music the last night, because “everybody cries the last night”. True. And this is probably more than you want to know, isn’t it?

Whats your favorite kind of gum?:
Big Red. Love cinnamon.

Do you like to read?
Love to read. I’d read in my sleep if it were possible.

Do you have a crush on anybody?:
I have a small crush on
Colin McEnroe, and Gael Garcia Bernas.

Do you know how to use some words correctly, but not know the exact meaning of them?:
??

Do you like to sleep?:
Yes. yes. yes.

Do you like rap?:
some

Do you want a bright yellow ’06 mustang?:
no.

Have you had sex in the past 24 hours?
no

What’s something you always wanted?:
a blue eyed Siamese kitty named Pyewacket.

Do you have hairy legs?:
ugh, no!

How many fillings do you have?:
I don’t remember.

Would you rather swim in the ocean or a lake?:
ocean. enclosed bodies of water creeps me out. I start thinking of dead bodies and bones touching my feet. stuff like that.

Do you wear a lot of black?:
yes, I do.

Describe your hair:
Auburn, wavy, and in a short bob.

Do you like drama?:
in real life? not so much. I’ve had enough for five lifetimes. But I like watching drama, yes.

Are you afraid to die?:
not really. 

Are you an adult?:
hmmm, I’m not sure. technically, I suppose.

Do you think you have a good handle on spelling?:
it’s declining by the day, I’ve noticed.

Ever won a spelling bee?:
Nope.

Are you a television addict?:
no

Do you enjoy spending time with your mother?:
yes

Does your mom think someone’s hot?:
I believe she has the hots for Len DiCaprio.

Are you a sugar freak?
yes. yes. yes.

Actually, do you like orange juice?:
it’s ok. 

short list

With repeat questions deleted because they are redundant…

1. What does your MySpace headline mean?
It just means I’m ready for the Yanks to march onto the World Series and have their way with, say, the Mets or the Cards. Or maybe the Dodgers…that way I can gloat to my brother.

2. Elaborate on your default photo?
It just reminds me of Emm and myself.

3. What is your current problem?
Feeling kind of tired lately.

4. What do you love most?
Emm in amounts unimaginable to me before she came into my life

5. Who makes/made you most happy?
Emm again.

6. Are you musically talented?
Not really. I admire and am simultaneously jealous of people who can play the piano. Oh to be a piano girl like Tori or Fiona.

7. If you could go back in time, and change one thing, what would it be?
It’s personal and it involves family. Never hurt family.

8. If you MUST be an animal for ONE day-what would u be?
A seal. If I can’t have one, might as well be one :>

9. Ever have a near death experience.?
No.

10. What’s the name of the song that’s stuck in your head right now?
The Wind, by Cat Stevens

11. Who did you cut and paste this from?
Liesl

12. Have you ever destroyed someone’s property?
not that I remember. Once in high school, my friends and I stuck frogs that we’d drunkenly caught into a car of a boy that had pissed one of my friends off. I don’t think it ruined the car, but it probably smelled pretty bad. I didn’t touch the frogs, for the record. And I never played that kind of trick again no matter how pissed off at a boy I was.

13. What do you usually order from Starbucks?
I don’t.

14. Do you have a crush on anybody from your Top 8?
no. well, perhaps Ko, the most adorable Alaskan Klee Kai puppa ever. Every time I see him, I want to take him home with me. I sound like a blathering idiot cooing over him. Dogs, kitties and infants do me in.

15.  Ever had a drunken night in Mexico?
Nope. But I haven’t been to Mexico yet.

16. Do you still watch kiddy movies or TV shows?
I’m very fond of Fraggle Rock.

17. Did you have braces?
no.

18. Are you comfortable with your height?
If there is such a thing as a next life, I would love to come back tall.

19. What is the sweetest thing someone’s ever done for you?
off the top of my head, a stranger carried my heavy bags for me at Logan airport and then through the subway until her stop.

20. Whats your favorite smell?
lilacs. infants. bread baking. a burning fireplace. the air after it rains. lemons. sandalwood. lavender, because it keeps me sane and gives me sweet dreams. so many wonderful smells, actually. I could go on….

while I wait

for my muffins to bake…another silly survey.

1.DID YOU SLEEP IN TODAY?
Hahahahahahahaha!

 2.LAST TIME YOU ATE MEXICAN FOOD?
  Sunday.

 3.WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING TOMORROW?
Baking, making stuff, walking with Emm and we’ll see what else.

 4.WHO DID YOU RECEIVE YOUR LAST TEXT MESSAGE FROM?
So far, no text messages.
 
 5.LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED ON DVD?
Lost in Translation the other night.

 6.DO YOU LIKE CHINESE FOOD?
 Yes.

 7.WHAT’S YOUR POSITION?
I’ll never tell.

 8. LAST GIFT SOMEONE GAVE YOU?
A book. Mary Jane Butter’s Farmgirl: Idea book, cookbook, lifebook.
It’s really good.

9.HAVE YOU EVER SHOT A GUN?
On stage, I had to fire blanks at another actor who played my lover. I was shaking like a leaf in rehearsals for awhile and didn’t like it. 

10. AT WHAT AGE DID YOU MOVE OUT OF THE HOUSE?
At age 18, day after graduation. I came back for a couple of spells though.

11.LAST CONCERT YOU WENT TO?
Bob Dylan in Amherst, MA.

12.WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO? Looking forward to Mom coming this weekend to visit.

13. WHICH OF YOUR FRIENDS DO YOU HANG WITH THE MOST?
C.

 14. LAST TIME YOU WENT TO A BAR?
 I can’t remember.

16. FOOTBALL OR ICE HOCKEY?
Football, I guess

17.DO YOU WISH YOU WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE?
I love Vermont this time of the year.

18. WHO IN THIS WORLD LOVES YOU THE MOST?
 Emm.

19. EVER HAD STICHES?
Yeah.

 20.HAS A BF/GF EVER WRITTEN YOU A POEM?
yes

21. RAP OR ROCK?
 Rock

 22. DO YOU BELIEVE IN ANGELS?
 I believe we are each other’s angels, as the saying goes.

 23. LAST TIME YOU WERE ON A BOAT?
Don’t remember. Oh wait, in Norway. Years ago.

 24. LAST TIME SOMEONE MADE YOU FEEL SPECIAL?
Emm always makes me feel special.

 25. DO YOU WATCH THE T.V. SHOW LOST?
on dvd. we don’t get cable

30. DO YOU VOTE?
yes

31.WHO IS YOUR PERSONALITY MOST LIKE, YOUR MOM OR DAD?
it’s a toss up. In a way, neither. More like my grandfather, my mom’s father, if anyone. though I’m quiet and reflective, like my dad. thoughtful like my mom.

32.WHAT DO YOU DESIRE?
a long, happy and healthy life. i want to be an old lady.

 33.MOST EXOTIC PLACE YOU HAVE TRAVELLED?
 is sweden exotic? i haven’t been to anywhere really exotic. but swedes are exotic people…eerily beautiful and yet practical and sensible.

 34.ARE YOU/DO YOU WANT TO GET MARRIED?
no, not particularly.

 36.WHAT COLOR SHEETS ARE ON YOUR BED?
kind of a mid purple, like a plum

37. ARE YOU HAPPY?
 Yes :>

 38. DO YOU LIKE THUNDERSTORMS?
Love ’em.

 39. FAVORITE CLOTHING TO WEAR?
slips. feminine, comfy. But only around the house.

 40.HOW MANY OF THESE SURVEYS HAVE YOU TAKEN?
too many.

from liesl

1. What is in your left pocket?
change

2. How much alcohol did you have this weekend?
None

3. Do you eat gas station food?
God no.

4. What is one musician/group that could disappear right now and make the world a better place?
Mariah Carey.

5. Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
dunno

6. Do people that scream into their cell phones annoy you?
oh yeah.

8. Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
both.

9. Do you sit or stand in the shower?
Stand.

10. Could you live with roommates?
probably not.

11. How many pair of flip flops do you own?
None. I think they’re icky.

12. Where were you born?
Lowville, N.Y.

13. What is your drug of choice?
Diet Coke

14. Ever been to rehab/jail?
Nope.

15. Highest level of school completed?
high school

16.) Last time you had a run in with the cops?
don’t remember.

17.) Where do you work? Or go to school? Or are you a
bum?
I work at home.

18.) What do you want to be when you grow up?
myself.

19. How cool are you?
Uncool and geeky.

20.) Who is number 1 on your top 8?
Betsy

21.) What cell phone service do you have?
i broke down and bought a tracfone the other day.

22.) How often do you get on myspace?
every day.

23.) How many people are on your friends list? How many do you actually know?
12. I’d say I know about half. Maybe more.

24.) When did you join MySpace?
I don’t remember.

25.) What kind of car do you drive?
a Chevy Blazer

26.) What is your dream car?
I want a motorcycle. Failing that, a hybrid would be great.

27.) What is your favorite pets name?
Friday.

28.) If you could have sex with one celebrity, who would it be?
Gael Garcia Bernal (motorcycle diaries).

29.) Last time you broke the law?
the last time i was speeding.

30.) How long have you been in the state that you live in?
7 years.

5

I didn’t think of this, it was on a forum I like to peruse, but I’ll let you snoop into my fridge, my closet, and my purse:

 # 5 items in your refrigerator right now:
octopus
squid
chocolate
lots of various cheeses
whole milk

# 5 items in your closet right now
clothes
yarn
vintage stuff for my shrines and assemblages
boxes of papers and photos for my collages
shoes

# 5 items in your car right now
carseat
boxes
napkins
candy
cups

 # 5 items in your purse right now
library card
license
candy
pen
change

# 5 items on your to do list right now
read to emm
straighten the living room
put the dishes away
work on swap piece
make cookies

# 5 items on your wish list right now
new camera
new scanner
for emm to stop whining all morning
a bottle of yellow chartreuse
an email from felix