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Meme Me

It’s Friday, I’m lazy. I’ll follow the leads of others and answer pre-established quesitons.

The Phone rings. Who are you hoping it is?

  • Nobody. I detest telephones so I’d rather it not ring at all. Shoot me an instant message instead.

When shopping at the grocery store do you return the cart?

  • Nope. I don’t have a car so there’s no point in using a cart. I carry in the store what I can carry during the walk and subway ride home.

In social settings are you more of a talker or a listerner?

  • That depends on the social situation. If I know the people, I can be a talker. If I’m unfamiliar with a person (or people) I tend to clam up and just observe.

If abandoned alone in the wilderness, would you survive?

  • No – unless the wilderness now has air-conditioning and private toilets (preferably Japanese style with bidet functions and a heated seat).

Do you like to ride horses?

  • Horses? Where the hell would I put a horse? In my urban farm? I last rode a horse in the sixth grade (I enjoyed it at the time – but I think I used to enjoy picking my nose and eating the boogers at the time, too).

Did you ever go to camp as a kid?

  • Yes, many times. Our 4th grade class did a sleep-over camp once. And I went to cub scout camp (Camp Greenough) a few times. The worst was the Mountainview Bible Camp. Yep – me at a Baptist camp in New Hampshire. Though, we lived in dormitories and went to church too much so it wasn’t really camping so much as, well, brainwashing.

What was your favorite board game as a kid?

  • Well, it’s considered a board game since it came in a box, but it wasn’t an actual board. I love Connect Four.

If a sexy person was pursuing you, but you knew he was taken what would you do?

  • Fall into temptation. I blame the movies.

Are you judgmental?

  • In odd ways, yes. I mean, I don’t judge people because of the clothes they wear or the car they own…but I will judge a person for owning a car in the first place (if they live in a city with subways). Meanwhile, I’m not even an environmentalist.

Would you date a person with different religious beliefs?

  • Yes. Though, I’d prefer he have NO religious beliefs.

Are you continuing your education?

  • I have been…graduated from Harvard last year. But I’ve been slacking off this year (despite enrolling in a class).

Do you know how to shoot a gun?

  • Um – pull the trigger?

If your house was on fire, what’s the first thing you’d grab?

  • Probably photo albums. Or, if winter, warm clothes.

How often do you read books?

  • Not often enough. I go through phases….currently my attention span only permits me to read magazines or blogs.

Do you think more about the past, present, or future?

  • HMMM – Probably the past and present equally. I tend to block out negative memories and thrive off the good ones I retain.

What is your favorite children’s book?

  • Courduroy….how can you not love a defective stuffed animal searching for his missing button?

How tall are you?

  • about 5′-11″

Where is your ideal house located?

  • mmm -this is tough. Can I own more than one home? No matter where the house is, I’d prefer it to a) be a place with a view, b) be close to the action, c) be on the top floor, d) near water (river, ocean). As for specific locales; Ptown, Paris, Boston, NYC. I’m sure I’ll find other ideal locations, too (such as warmer climates)…but the criteria for it would remain the same as the other locations.

Last person you talked to?

  • A woman names Sarah who is applying for a job here (I just ended an interview with her).

When was the last time you were at Olive Garden?

  • I’ve only been to Olive Garden once…in New Jersey. I guess it was 3 years ago?

What are your keys on your key chain for?

  • Um, to open doors. Specifically, my office building, my office, my apartment building, my mailbox, my apartment, Randy’s house. And a pass to get on the subway (I guess that’s sort of a key because it let’s me in).

What did you do last night?

  • I went to the hospital to visit my sister-in-law and brother, brought my brother out to dinner, then went to Randy’s house to watch Ugly Betty, Srubs and My Name is Earl.

Where is your current pain at?

  • The Whitehouse.

Do you like mustard.

  • yes

Do you like your mom or dad.

  • yes, both. Actually, I love them both.

How long does it take you in the shower?

  • A long time. I love showers. I usually last until the hot water runs out.

What movie do you want to see right now?

  • For Your Consideration.

Do you put lotion on your dog or cats?

  • What the hell does that even mean? I have neither…but never put lotion on them when I did.

What did you do for New Year’s?

  • I got together with Randy, Peter, and Chris for dinner, games, wine and ball-dropping.

Do you think the Grudge was scary?

  • Never saw it.

Do you own a camera phone?

  • Yes – but don’t ask me to figure out how to use it.

What’s the last letter of your middle name?

  • d

Who did you vote for on American Idol.

  • I didn’t vote.


  1. Comment by Lise on January 12, 2007 1:55 pm

    Phone: No one to the extent I keep the ringer off. It’s for ME to call on.
    Cart: To the proper receptical, yes
    Social: TALKER! lol.
    Wilderness: Oh yeah. I could kick ass on Survivor, surving & socially.
    Horses: Love to ride, did growing up
    Camp: Only once, didn’t really like it. Did like sneaking out w/ a friend & smoking at the river’s edge during “quiet time” though.
    Board game: Monopoly (and Clue)
    Sexy: Also might fall, against my better judgment, in fact am hoping for this very thing with someone…
    Judgmental: No
    Date Religion: Yes, but not Scientology
    Education: I’ve had enough, thank you
    Gun: Yes, and it’s a thrill
    House on fire: Cats of course!
    Books: Used to constantly, now never
    Think about: Past, followed closely by present. It’s called introspection
    Children’s book: Tale of Mrs. Tiggy Winkle, Beatrice Potter
    Tall: 5′ 7″
    Ideal house: Cottage in the English moors, purple heather area
    Person: my friend Diane at work
    Olive Garden: A few years ago
    Key chain: Office, house, car, all separate
    Last night: Date: Dinner, movie, and …….. 😉
    Current Pain: Gut
    Mustard: Yes
    Mom/Dad: Yes, but my Mom’s a trial
    Shower: 20 mins on average
    Movie: Pan’s Labrynth
    Animal lotion:uh, no, they have fur
    New Year: spent it w/ neighbors
    Grudge scary: Japanese version, oh yeah.
    Camera phone: no
    Last Letter Middle Name: E
    Idol: Neither watch or vote, though I do follow it.

  2. Comment by Kevin on January 12, 2007 1:58 pm

    FYI – For Your Consideration sadly fell short of what I was expecting. I had such high hopes. I think there are just too many people in it now for you to really get any focus one them. Plus, it’s not documentary-style. 🙁

  3. Comment by Dave in Chicago (2) on January 12, 2007 2:01 pm

    Karl at a Bible-thumping camp?? Oh, heavens…that explains a lot. Poor Pooble… And you have a key to Randy’s place? Go girl! 😉

  4. Comment by Chris on January 12, 2007 3:13 pm

    Oh, I miss connect four!
    I always wished the playing field was larger, though.

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