Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm The IT Girl, AGAIN!

I was tagged (I'm "it") by the fabulicious Diva, from The Sugar Bar, ages ago and it is high time I volleyed a return. If you have not visited her food blog, I suggest you high-tail it over there and get busy. This sasstastic talentress is not yet 21, but I swear someday I will say "I knew her when". She may be the next Vivienne Westwood or the next food-rock-star or she'll run a chocolate hotel or I just don't KNOW what, but it will BE something glorious, that I do know. J'adore her. Anywho, she tagged me with a marathon "meme", so I best get going....

1) Last movie you saw in a theater?
The Dark Knight. Loved it.

2) What book are you reading?
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert; this book was a gift from my sister and I'm actually really surprised at how much I'm getting out of it, on a personal level. The book is triggering ALL sorts of food for thought, pray for thought...and well, I haven't gotten to the love for thought yet.

3) Favorite board game?
Does a cutting board count? How 'bout cutting board with my Global knife?

4) Favorite magazine?
They are all boring me to SNOT right now. ALL of them.

5) Favorite smells?
My hubby during a hug. My dogs' heads and necks. Cooking. Baking. Fresh rain.

6) Favorite sounds?
"The Sultan of Brunei decided to give you 1/2 of his fortune"

7) Worst feeling in the world?
Helplessness. Depression. Apathy. Inertia.

8) What is the first thing you think of when you wake?
I could LIVE in this bed, it's so comforting here.

9) Favorite fast food place?
I don't eat fast food. Unless Chipotle is fast food? Then THAT, times a bajillion.

10) Future child's name?
Wait, do you know something I don't? Are you pregnant with MY CHILD?

11) Finish this statement - "If I had a lot of money I'd..."
Live well, give generously, do what makes me happy. Eliminate the words "coach class" from my vocabulary immediately.

12) Do you drive fast?
Does my dog pee in the house? Does a bear shit in the woods?

13) Do you sleep with a stuffed animal?
Nope - two real ones (see "does my dog pee in the house" above), plus my husband - so I guess that makes 3 real ones.

14) Storms - cool or scary?
Cool, mang, cool. Unless your roof gets ripped off during the storm, then not.

15) What was your first car?
Toyota Corolla - which I totaled by flipping 4 times while trying to miss a possum who was crossing the road while I was driving 80mph, without a seatbelt. This was 10 days after my Mom died, which was not good timing to end up in the ICU, from my family's perspective. Good times.

16) Favorite drink?
Diet coke or sugar free kool-aid. Yesssssss, I know about the sweeteners. It was aspartame or crack and I chose the former.

17) Finish this statement - if I had the time, I would...
...figure out what I do with all of the time I already do have and do nothing with...

18) Do you eat the stems on broccoli?
I do - and then I say 10 Hail Marys.

19) If you could dye your hair any other color, what would be your choice?
Wow. I dunno - maybe reddish? Or, what about lime? Can I go right back to my original color? Is this a trick question?

20) Name all of the different cities/towns you've lived.
Madison, Eau Claire, Janesville, Minneapolis, Denver, Boulder, Eldorado Springs, Phoenix

21) Favorite sports to watch.
None. Gawd, easiest one. Wait! I do like watching the Tour de France! There, found one!

22) One nice thing about the person who sent this to you?
Just ONE? She is incredibly beguiling.

23) What's under your bed?
Besides the floor and the hidden dead bodies? There better be NUTHIN', folks.

24) Would you like to be born as yourself again?
Hell to the NO. I've been here, DONE me. I want to try someone else on.

25) Morning person or night owl?
Used to be a night owl, now a morning person.

26) Over easy or sunny side up?
Um, scrambled? Otherwise, not too runny or I get the willies.

27) Favorite place to relax?
By some water. Or, on my sofa - cuddled up with sleepy doggies.

28) Favorite pie?
Blueberry - by a landslide. PLEASE. There is no other.

29) Favorite ice cream flavor?
Moose Tracks. Evil, addictive, should-be-illegal, I-secretly-HATE-you, go-F-yourself, to-die-for Moose Tracks.

30) Of all the people you have tagged, who is the most likely to respond first?
Well, that's the thing - I'm not going to tag anyone directly. After my last tag, so many people said "oh THANK you for not tagging me" - that I'd feel like an asswipe if I tagged ANYONE. So, I'm not going to tag anyone. However, if anyone wants to use this meme - please do consider yourself tagged and I'd love to see your answers!

So, since I once again stripped before you and bared my fragile, shaking soul - maybe you could answer ONE question? One teensy widdle question? Come on, MAN! I'm all ALONE in here!


Unknown said...

Could have sworn you'd go with...
5) Favorite smell? Marcel with a hint of cumin.

Jennifer S said...

You're cool in my book for #14. Storms--definitely cool.

And for all the others, too. You're just cool. Except wear your seat belt, please. :-)

hungryandfrozen said...

Re: #29, Moose Tracks? What is that? Does it have clods of dirt and hoof shavings as flavouring agents? (seriously though, I'm intrigued.)

An interesting read, as always :)

Ty'sMommy said...

Oh, I love, love, love that book (Eat, Pray, Love) I am reading it for the second time now and, like you, I am really surprised at how much it has affected me. I was doubtful when I started it, but it is an amazing read.

Anonymous said...


Favorite smell:

bread baking, babies, and puppy paws(they smell like Fritos)


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

#3, Does cutting board count? That's funny!

#6, wouldn't that be real nice?

This would be fun to do. I will do that maybe next week and will let you know once I posted. I like this kind of stuff.

Real Live Lesbian said...

I double dog dare you to put some peaches in your blueberry pie. Don't make me come over there (where are you anyway?) and force them in with my fat little fingers.

Trust me, blueberries with peaches in a pie will change your LIFE.

Love your list.

Anonymous said...

all the magazines you're reading are boring you!! OH NO..what a shame. tht's possible though what with the shitfucked stuff they're coming out with lately.

oh my...beguiling??? am i sinisterly charming? lol. aaaaah lak that wordie though missus! suits me to a teeee. ;) x

Ann said...

Evelyn: Oh Evelyn - YOU ROCK. You just simply have entered the Hall Of Fame of Comments. I love you for that comment. :)

Jennifer: Monsoon season, girl - gotta love it here. And yep, learned that seatbelt lesson right quick.

Laura: Vanilla ice cream, mini pb cups, dark chocolate "rivers" running throughout. EVIL.

Ty's Mommy: I am loving it too! I seriously want to go to an ashram!

Lacy: Frito paws - don't you love that stage? :)

YD: Let me know if you do it, I would love to see your answers!

Real Live Lesbian: Okay, I am seriously going to try the peaches, bc I do love them too - it actually sounds really good.

Diva: Not sinisterly, just totally charming and witty and adorable! :)

dharmamama said...

My brain stopped at chocolate hotel.

OK - took a breath. I'm back.

Just found chocolate moose tracks, i.e. moose tracks w/chocolate ice cream base instead of vanilla. I may never leave the house again.

I'm having the same issue with magazines. Get it? Issue? Magazines? Used to love Buddhadharma & Utne Reader - now? Nuttin'.

#19 - I'm dying mine blue & purple. For reals.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the favorite sounds, thank you. And Chipotle, for that matter. Yes, and please do wear that seat belt!

Lisa said...

Hey Ann - LOVE your answers - I couldn't possibly answer these myself at this point without being derivative! BUT, for you my dear I have an absotively wonderful blueberry pie recipe - coming soon to a blog near you!! Or if I can't get my s**t together to post, I promise to e-mail it to you - L

Anonymous said...

28) Pie?
Blueberry and blackberry together.

Sinfully sweet. You really must try it if you like blueberry.

Anonymous said...

I just did a meme, so I am politely refusing to do this one.

See how nice I am?

But I will answer one question per your request:

20) Glendale, Azusa, Hayden, Coeur d'Alene, Spokane

Gigi said...

Snap girl! I totally forgot about Moose Tracks. See what happens when you live in So Cal. The sun fries your brain.

Anonymous said...

I read E,P,L and loved it as well, great book! I like your idea of favorite sounds; actually, I'd take a sixteenth of that fortune!

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Do you know what? We share the same favourite sound! Isn't that amazing???

Ann said...

Dharmamama: I get it, lol! You're adorable.

Meagan: Isn't that sound great? Chipotle opens near my house Aug. 8th, counting the minutes.

Lisa: Cool, can't wait to see it! I have a blueberry crumble pie that I'm all hot for!

Sarah b.: TALK to me! Do send recipe!

Morton: Glendale, AZ? I've been to Coeur - it it GORGEOUS!

Gigi: Erase Moose Tracks from your brain, just erase it. Pure evil.

Sonja: I'm loving the book. You're right 1/24th of that fortune would DO ME.

CC: I know, right? Isn't it weird?!!

Anonymous said...

What's under my bed? Presumably a monster, but I'm too afraid to look.

Anonymous said...

Glendale, CA

Sugar Jones said...

You are the consumate IT GIRL!

I think you are going to love the end of Eat, Pray, Love. Well... at least I did. I read it at the beginning of my separation from my husband. It gave me a lot of hope and reminded me that I had time to heal and learn...

I am currently reading Amy Tan's bio: The Opposite of Fate. From watching The Joy Luck Club, I thought we might have had a similar experience being raised in America with values from a foreign country. I have not been able to put this book down. So many things to resonate with... I bet there are a LOT of us with the same experience.

Deeba PAB said...

LOL...hilarious read!!

Anonymous said...

I just stumbled on your blog and must say I do like your sense of humor.....and those cherry thingys look delish

Karen said...

I just found your blog and I love it. I hope you don't mind but I tagged myself and used this meme. thanks for the great recipes, I will keep coming back.