Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Hit Me Baby One More Time

I know, I know. Another tag/meme. Shall I say this is my last one? Tell me if I should. I'm guessing folks are getting tired of reading these - if so, my apologies. I was hit once more - and it was by a fellow blogger whom I really enjoy reading - so of course I will play, who wouldn't? It's my buddy Morton of 21st Century Fox and When It Rains. His first blog has some one-liners that will slay you - especially in this post, where you must read the part when he tells his wife he's going to Best Buy. His other blog is mostly poetry that is chock full of emotion and imagery - a great read that sticks to your bones.

What is your favorite quotable line from a movie?

Yeeeeaaah, I'm gonna have to go ahead and quote from Office Space [didja GET the memo?]. The entire movie is one long quote, but how about:

"You've been missing a lot of work lately..."
"Well, I wouldn't say I've been missing it...."

Who is the most famous person you have spoken to?
In my dreams, I've spoken to almost everyone - so I'm really quite ubiquitous. But, in the early 90s when I was involved in the music scene, I probably met about 50 famous and/or cultish musicians. I tried typing some names and just can't bring myself to do it - it feels too weird.

How many bags of chips are consumed at your place in a month?
We are strictly a white-corn tortilla chip household, now that I consider the subject at length. I'd say we buy about 4 bags a month. Little piglets we are. [I feel like I structured that last sentence while channeling Yoda from Star Wars, what happened there?]

Who is your favorite all time cartoon character?
Probably Pepe Le Pew; he was so charming with that accent and all - such a ladies man. Or, there was a little, blue dog that used to eat dog treats, and afterward - he'd rub his belly while saying "yum, yum, yum" and float to the ceiling - I LOVED him as a kid. Who was he? Did I imagine him?

What foreign food dish do you prepare from scratch and serve?
Besides a slew of desserts? I make some pretty good coconut-curry steamed mussels.

What is your favorite section of the supermarket?
I love the accoutrement section - gazing at all the kitchen tools...tool porn. And the bakery, but of course! More food porn for Mama!

What was your high school's team mascot and what were the school's colors?
Yeah, let's just bring up the worst years of everyone's life, shall we? The years where we tell kids "these are the BEST years of your life!" - and afterward you go "if those were the best years of my life, no wonder all those people drank the Kool-aid in Jonestown for chrissakes"! But I digress - it was the eagle; purple and white. In other words, a fashion disaster that knew no bounds. Good times. DON'T drink the Kool-aid! Those are not the best years of your life!

So, that's all I got. And don't worry, I won't tag any of you - so stop hiding in the corner back there. If you do feel like using the tag - cool, I'd love to see your answers - so let me know if you use it on your blog. Otherwise, feel free to share a little secret of your own right here. You KNOW how I eat it up.

And, now for some gratitude. The extremely and eternally lovely Jennifer from Thursday Drive has given me the Arte Y Pico award! A huge thank you to Jennifer! If you have not visited her blog, it really is a must - it is a daily visit for me and you'll quickly see why. I know I am supposed to pass this on to 5 more people, but feel unprepared at the moment - plus, there are so many blogs I read, I just can't imagine whittling it down to five (I never was able to the last time someone gave me this award either, I'm hopeless). For now though, I want to pass along my gratitude.


NV said...

Love me some Office Space, girl! but the line from that I love is: "Excuse me. I believe you have taken my stapler."

I dig Pepe but for me it's a tie between Bugs Bunny and Marvin the Martian when it comes to cartoons. WB definitely had the market cornered.

Anonymous said...

How about "...two chicks at the same time". lol! Just kidding! I swear I didn't say that!

Don't stop the memes! Please! Too much fun.

Anonymous said...

Porky Pig, definitely. And the entire cast of Anemaniacs (sp?).

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You in the music scene? You should tell more about it! I'm in to tools porn too. Why does that sounds so strange? Oh well you said it first!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

I am partial TO any quote from Office Space. You may just be my new best friend, red stapler and all!

MonkeyGirl said...

Talk about fashion disasters - NV and I shared the same school colors of purple and gold. And as some sick catholic school punishment, our gym suits were orange and white pinstriped polyester! Somebody was smoking something when they came up with that winning combination!

Ann said...

NV: I almost quoted about the stapler! Pepe rules. I forgot about that ultra cool Martian.

Kspinning: Love it! Good one.

Cheap Chick: Aw, Porky - he was a classic, wasn't he? Adorable.

Clumbsy Cookie: Ooo, do I sense we may share some juicy stories? Ooo la la!

MamaGeek: LOVE Office Space! I used to talk like Lumbergh ALL the time, to the annoyance of ALL.

Monkeygirl: Why DO they make school colors so hideous? Like we're not self conscious ENOUGH as TEENS? Why no, let's pour acid in the wound TOO. Yes.

Gigi said...

Loved this! Ok, school mascot ...trojans! (So, many childish high school jokes.) And the colors were blue and white (yawn). The secret? Loved watching the boys at the private military school next door march up and down the field. Even now, I am still a sucker for man in a military uniform!

Anonymous said...

You make memes fun. Of course, I remain too horribly boring to participate.


You're terribly interesting, could you write mine?


grace said...

first, that's absolutely my favorite office space quote.
second, i suspect that you did, in fact, imagine that blue dog.
third, fun to speak like yoda it is.
finally, congrats on your awards and a superfun post. :)

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

You are one funny gal!

Plese keep up the meme. It's fun and it's good that we get to know more about you.

Anonymous said...

You are so nice to me and my blog(s).

Moving on...I'm fairly certain you made up the blue dog. And I would answer one, but you already read all of my answers, so I'll give you a piece of unsolicited information:

I've been married for 8 years.

And I'm 25.

dharmamama said...

I could have sworn you were talking about Truffle Hound... but I googled that... and I must have made THAT up. If it's not on the internet, did it ever exist?

I remember when he'd find a truffle, he'd hug himself...

Did we share a dream, or something?

hungryandfrozen said...

Hey, I enjoy your tags as much as i love reading your Twitters. My high school had neither a mascot or colours. Not nearly as fascinating as an American one, huh? And now after reading all these comments I really want to rent office space :)

YD, sometimes with ♥June and ♥Angel Samantha said...

Thanks Ann, for the info about Cooks Illustrated. I am going to submit that tip.

Anonymous said...

Isn't anyone going to say who the blue dog is? Because I remember him and I, too, loved him, especially when he floated in the air and rubbed his tummy...and yum, yum, yum! You did not imagine that! Someone has to remember his name, please, someone...?!

Manager Mom said...

My high school colors were green and gold. Not recommended unless you are a descendent of Monaco royalty.

I wonder if the inventor of that Arte y Pico graphic gets a royalty whenever it's used?

Yep, J of T-Drive rocks.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Congrats on the award!

Going to William-Sonoma with my mother used to be almost embarrassing, what with all the moaning!