Monday, March 29, 2010

40 Things

40 Things
Stolen from the Hotfessional, because she's awesome.
1. Do you like bleu cheese?
OMG, no. When we were in Vienna, my friend and I ordered a pizza to share that was listed as a "Four Cheese Pizza". Because we couldn't read German, we didn't know that one of those cheeses was bleu cheese. The pizza was completely inedible, and one of the leaders of the trip swapped food with us because he liked bleu cheese.
2. Have you ever smoked?
No. I dabbled with smoking a bit in college, and I still almost always have a pack of clove cigarettes in my car, but I hardly ever smoke one. I think the pack that's in my car now is more than a year old, and still mostly full.
3. Do you own a gun?
Yes. This is what happens when you marry a military man. I'm also a surprisingly good shot, given that I never practice.
4. Favorite type of food?
Mexican. I could eat Mexican food every day and not get tired of it.
5. Favorite type of music?
Classic rock. Zeppelin, the Stones, the Who.
6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Love them! I don't even care if they're the brown ones or the red ones. I like them all. With mayo, ketchup and chili. Yummmm.
7. Favorite Christmas movie?
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, which I will watch anytime of the year. I do not consider it a Christmas movie. It just happens to be set at Christmas time.
The George C. Scott version of A Christmas Carol. (He shared my birthday, a fact I bring up every time George C. Scott is mentioned.)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas - the Grinch's dog Max makes me laugh every time.
8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Water while I'm getting ready for work, coffee on the way to work.
9. Can you do push ups?
10. What’s your favorite piece of jewelry?
My diamond earrings. Present from hubby a few Christmases ago.
11. Favorite hobby?
Like you have to ask? Reading. And photography.
12. Do you have A. D. D.?
13. Do you wear glasses/contacts?
Contacts during the week, glasses sometimes on the weekend, sunglasses if it's the least bit bright.
14. Middle name?
Alicia. Technically, now it's my maiden name, but I don't want to put that out here.
15. Name three thoughts at this exact moment:
I have so much work to do. Oh. Wait.
Damnit, my nose is running again.
I need to stop at Target on the way home.
16. Name three drinks you regularly drink:
Water, coffee and sweet tea.
17. Current worry?
Wow, I can't really think of anything. I must be far luckier than I realize.
18. Current hate right now?
My cold/ allergies/ what-the-hell-ever is making my nose run and making me feel like crap yesterday and today.
19. Favorite place to be?
At home, with my family
Followed closely by - in bed, asleep
20. How did you bring in the new year?
Rock and the kids and I stayed up talking, wished each other a Happy New Year, then went to bed. Yes, we ARE the most exciting people you know.
21. Someplace you’d like to go?
I want to take my dad to Scotland, which is where our family is from.
22. Name three people who will complete this.
Eh, anyone who wants to. I don't believe in tagging people.
23. Do you own slippers?
Own them, yes
Wear them, no
24. What color shirt are you wearing?
25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
No, I prefer high-count cotton
26. Can you whistle?
Not well.
27. Where are you now?
At work.
28. Would you be a pirate?
Hell yes! Arrrh, you're going to have to walk the plank, matey!
29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
I get up too early to sing in the shower. If I did, though, it would be showtunes.
30. Favorite Girl’s Name?
31. Favorite boy’s name?
Nicholas, which Rock doesn't like and I will never get to use. Sob.
32. What is in your pocket right now?
Nothing, these pants don't have pockets.
33. Last thing that made you laugh?
Lunch with a work friend.
34. What vehicle do you drive?
Ten year old Honda Civic, Represent! 260,000 miles and going strong. I love that car.
35. Worst injury you’ve ever had?
That would be my broken ankle.
36. Do you love where you live?
Yes, but I don't love my commute.
37. How many TVs do you have in your house?
38. How many computers do you have in your house
39. If you changed your job, what would it be?
I really want to look into moving into the publishing industry. Or photography, but that would definitely require going back to school.
40. If you were granted three wishes, what would they be??
New job (or lottery win. Also acceptable.)
Better figure
Husband to not be allergic to cats (yeah, that's pretty random.)


Jess said...

Mmm, hot dogs. I love hot dogs. We buy buffalo hot dogs at Costco and those make me especially happy.

Shelly said...

Jess - Mmmm, I have not tried buffalo hot dogs. Must look for those!

Anonymous said...

Buffalo hot dogs? Interesting!

Sweet tea = true love

BeckEye said...

Wow, 40 things? These meme makers are getting tougher.

Oh, and Zeppelin RULZ! :)

ree said...

You did good! And I forgot the Grinch. He's also a favorite.

Shelly said...

Shelly - I've never heard of them, either, but they sound yummy!

Yes, yes it does. There is nothing better than sweet tea.

Shelly said...

Beck - I knew you'd like the Zeppelin comment! Zep 4ever!

I thought this meme was interesting enough that people wouldn't be bored reading it!

Shelly said...

Hot - Thanks!

And I got the kids hooked on the Grinch last Christmas, so we watched it about 40,000 times! I still liked it after all that, so it must hold up pretty well!

nicole said...

I also do not like the bleu cheese. I didn't like hot dogs until my second pregnancy, now I like them. Grilled, with mustard on the bun, nothing else.

This was fun to read!

Shelly said...

Nicole - Thanks! I always worry that memes are boring for others to read.

Firegirl said...

Didya see you started a trend? I nipped this from you & so did Jamie at Daydream Believer!

You're so cool! (:-D

Shelly said...

Firegirl - Awesome! I love starting trends!

Jess Riley said...

Hey, my family is from Scotland, too! Wonder if we're related.

About the blue/bleu cheese--I hated it for years because after high school, I worked for three weeks in a blue cheese packaging factory, believe it or not. It's been about 17 years and I can finally eat it again.

(Just sent you an email about the seeds....if you don't get it, drop me a line and I'll get them to you stat!)

Shelly said...

Jess - God, a bleu cheese packaging factory?! That sounds like hell!

I got your email and replied!