I've had no impulse to write at all lately. It seems somehow irrelevant. I'm not sure why.
Check out her nicely tart "Helpful Online Dating Guide"'s for Men (for example, "Do not post photos of yourself with attractive women. Women who are evaluating your dateability are NOT TURNED ON by seeing you with your arm around a Hooter's waitress with a dopey grin on your face. It's just the way we are. Get with the program.") and for Women (for example, "First and foremost: NO PHOTOS OF YOUR CATS. Apparently, this really, really turns guys off. Especially if you are not even in the picture yourself, because nothing says abject loneliness and seriously flawed understanding of heterosexual men more than a photo of Mr. Furrylicious Snooperpants posing cutely on your sofa.").
On to the meme:
WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Not that I know of.
WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Father's Day, like usual. But that's better than snapping at everyone and ruining dear husband's Father's Day. More on that later.
DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
No, but not enough to try to change it.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Liverwurst. Younger son actually also eats it.
DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Three. When I was in high school, I didn't like babysitting. I was sure I'd never have kids.
IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
What an interesting question! Hmmm.... would I be friends with someone who liked music, musicals, books, nature, was comfortable with silence but liked bawdy jokes. Sure! Though I would consider myself one of my weirder friends.
DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
No. It goes over an eight-year-old's head.
DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Usually Cheerios, but I've had an odd craving for AlphaBits lately. Do they still sell them?
DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No. I'm usually in a rush.
DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
No. I used to be stronger, but with occasional carpal tunnel problems, I can't do much with weights anymore.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Girl Scout mint cookie ice cream from Emack and Bolio's in Boston's Back Bay.
WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Eyes. That's why I'm bad at names. I'm too busy trying to get an impression of a new person from their eyes to pay enough attention to their name.
RED OR PINK?
Red. I've never cared for pink (or at least not since 4th grade).
WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My father. I came up with a long blog post on Father's Day which I didn't actually write down because it would just have made me cry (and possibly other members of my family also).
WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Beige shorts and white shoes.
WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A small York peppermint patty.
IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Either lavender or the smell of younger son's hair just after he's taken a bath.
WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Olympic pair skating.
DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
One went down a drain, another ripped. I stick to glasses now.
SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Chances Are with Robert Downey Jr., Cybill Shepherd, and Ryan O'Neal. Happy ending.
WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
White t-shirt with clownfish on it from the NC Aquarium.
SUMMER OR WINTER?
Gardens. Summer. I used to prefer the winter until I started gardening. The gardens almost make the heat worthwhile.
HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs - from most people. Kisses - from... you know who you are!
A chocolate brownie with chocolate chips and Haagen-Daz chocolate ice cream on top. I don't have this one all that often, though.
WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Book? Singular? Patricia McKillip's The Book of Atrix Wolfe, The Barefoot Home, The Highly Sensitive Person, and The Price of Admission.
WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
It has a flower pattern with dogwoods and other flowers. What else did you expect? (Okay, cats would be a good guess)
WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
I got home from Theater dance (we did a dance to "Ease on Down the Road" from the Wiz) feeling energetic so I cleaned the kitchen and the bathrooms. No TV. Actually, most of what we watch are DVD's from Netflix - I'm too busy to keep track of what's on TV. We taped the Tony awards a week ago and still haven't gotten around to watching them.
The door when dear husband gets home.
ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Hmmm... difficult one. If I have to watch them, the Beatles. For just listening, the Rolling Stones.
WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Flute. And logic. But no one likes that one.
WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
That's one of those password questions. I'm not telling. A hospital in a city in Michigan.
If you do the meme, please leave a note in the comments!