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    Getting to know ME!

    I have nothing new baby related just yet. S has been sick all week with a cold and a sprained back (makes for a great combo), and I’m trying hard to avoid his germies. He is the most diligent patient of anything. It’s a little annoying in how perfect he is at following instructions. I’m more of a “listen to your body” kinda gal.

    The worst part of S being sick, for me – because of course I’m selfish about it, has been sleeping. I love cuddling with him – it’s the best part of night time, but with him being stuffed up, cuddling means a big fat snore in my ear. Now, I’m very proud to be able to say that I can sleep through anything. My proudest story is falling asleep in a dance club while waiting for my friends to leave. Snoring on the other hand, when it’s not consistent, and comes in varying decibels drives me simply bonkers. And of course I want my darling man to be comforted at night and stay close, but snoring in my ear is not good and makes for a cranky me in the AM.
    This morning I put a pillow over my head. It didn’t work. I should have taken him up on his ear-plugs offer 🙁

    I hope he gets well soon!

    So while you wait for some intriguing kid news, I’m getting on the bandwagon and doing the “Getting to Know You” poll.

    1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Sorta – I was the first grandkid in the family, and it’s often tradition to have children named after grandparents. In order to appease both of my grandmothers, my father took the first letter of each of their names, and created a super long name that is unconventional and rare even in my culture. A is my nick-name. My full name contains 9 letters, that even I couldn’t pronounce growing up. The story is that I actually gave myself my own nick-name. Apparently it’s all that I could pronounce. My full name is great though. Although I don’t use it publicly or professionally, I’d never change it. Plus it’s great, because when phone solicitors call butchering it up, I know what I’m in for:)
    2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? A few days ago listening to a radio story. Pregnancy really does make you weepy!
    3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yep, although I don’t get to hand-write much these days. It’s small, straight, and most people can’t read it!
    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Mortadella finely sliced salami… but the kind without the pistachios.
    5. DO YOU HAVE PET? Yes – an awesome Red Mackerel Main Coon named Neko. He’s not friendly to outsiders. No clue why and it’s a little sad really, because when it’s just S and me, he is the sweetest kitty ever. I think he has multiple personality disorder. On a bonus side though, I rarely worry about our house being broken into. Neko is more of a guard dog than houses with dogs!
    6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I’d like to think so.
    7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Me? Sarcasm? Never! ;p
    8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Nope, I’ve had all 3 removed…. At different times. NOT fun!
    9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Hellz yez!
    10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Great Grains. Yummy!
    11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Depends on which shoes.
    12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Most of the time, yes. Emotionally speaking I deal through difficult situations and then in private freak out about them. There have been two exceptions: learning my mom had cancer, and the first time I got news of my dad’s heart condition. It’s hard to think of loosing your parents!
    13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Safeway used to sell this ice-cream called Portofino. I liked the Vanilla and hazelnut. Alas, it no more. I like hazelnut gellato in general though.
    14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their height.
    15. RED OR PINK? Red!
    16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Right now, and pregnancy aside, the fact that I’m out of shape and have no will-power to eat healthily.
    17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My family! I wish they lived closer.
    18. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES? Dark, dark brown.
    19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Right now I’m in my PJ’s so, green.
    20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Wheat Thin crackers late at night. Small snacks when tummy is upset apparently keeps away the nausea.
    21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Birds chirping in my back-yard. Oh, and the heater kicking off.
    22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Blue. It’s my favorite!
    23. FAVORITE SMELLS? The smell of wet cement right after it’s been washed. Yep, I’m a freak – don’t judge! In the building I grew up they’d wash the stairway, and the smell of wet cement just bring up memories of my childhood. It’s just a good smell.
    24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My sister.
    25. DO YOU LIKE THUNDERSTORMS? Nope.
    26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? I don’t watch sports on TV, but if you made me pick, I’d choose rhythmic gymnastics.
    27. HAIR COLOR? I’m a Brunette. I like myself with a reddish brown color most though.
    28. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Nope, although I see that changing in a few years.
    29. FAVORITE FOOD? Italian.
    30. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings: I really avoid scary movies – I’m a scaredy-cat. Seriously. I don’t like being in the dark by myself. I’m XX years old, and I think my kid will be able to sleep in the dark and be braver than me.
    31. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Waitress: It was OK. If anyone else chose to watch it, I’d recommend turning on the captions and going to the first fast-forward speed of your DVD player. It was definitely on the slow side.
    32. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Gray. Don’t judge – PJ’s don’t have to color coordinate and the sleep fairy doesn’t care what you’re wearing – it’s dark and she can’t see you anyway.
    33. SUMMER OR WINTER? Winter. Especially if it snows.
    34. Hugs or kisses? Hugs, most definitely.
    35. FAVORITE DESSERT? Tiramisu baby! Best part of our wedding cake was our tiramisu layer. So glad we found our baker!
    36. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? I have a couple floating around: Religion for Dummies, Your Pregnancy Week by Week and The New Well Pregnancy Book. Your Pregnancy Week by Week gets the most play though.
    37. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I’m a Windows person, but I have a Mac Safari promotional mouse-pad at work. At home, it’s my laptop.
    38. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Pink Floyd!
    39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Australia, and I’d go back in a heart-beat.
    40. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Eastern Europe. Bulgaria to be exact.

    Play along if you’d like 🙂

    2 responses to “Getting to know ME!”

    1. alibee says:

      Just for you!
      # WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Nope!
      # WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Oh geez. On the plane because my ear hurt so badly I thought I was going to pass out.
      # DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Yes, even if it gives me a cramp writing 😀
      # WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Bologna or turkey boob. 😀
      # DO YOU HAVE PET? Five! Two pups (Nicky and Ash) and three pigs (Bacon, Snowy, and Riblette). And, of course, the hub. 😛
      # IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? If I could get a word in edgewise…
      # DO YOU USE SARCASM? I AM VERY SERIOUS.
      # DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes. And thus, I am a better and smarter and faster human. 😛
      # WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Yes!
      # WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Frosted Mini-Wheats!
      # DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No.
      # DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Emotionally, I’m a powerhouse. Physically, I’m out of shape, but I still think I have strong legs.
      # WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? All of it. Although… fruit-flavored ice cream sort of offends me.
      # WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their face.
      # RED OR PINK? Red! I think!
      # WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? That I’m a bad person. At least, I think I am — there’s so much about me that I don’t like anymore.
      # WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Well, I’d like to see my fam sometime soon, and considering how close they live it’s a shame I haven’t seen them more recently… but I dunno.
      # WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES? Green/blue.
      # WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Jeans and socks, baby.
      # WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? A saltine. Before that, chicken-a-la-college-student (the recipe was in your pepper site!).
      # WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My computer hummin.
      # IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Silver!
      # FAVORITE SMELLS? Dryer sheet, flowers on the wind, rain in the air. Humidity in tropical places.
      # WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? My sister. (Weird, we’re like… twins!)
      # DO YOU LIKE THUNDERSTORMS? Yes!
      # FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? BARF ON A STICK.
      # HAIR COLOR? Brown, baby.
      # DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes, otherwise I run into stuff.
      # FAVORITE FOOD? Everything (except I’m iffy on some Indian). I’m a food ho.
      # SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings, even though they always make me cry.
      # LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? On the plane: Stardust. At home: Shoot ‘Em Up. In the theater: Juno.
      # WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Blue! It’s a sweater.
      # SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer.
      # Hugs or kisses? Hugs! Hugs are hawt. 😛
      # FAVORITE DESSERT? Um. I like most desserts but especially cheesecake and creme brulee.
      # WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Seeker. I read far too fast and it makes even B a little uneasy.
      # WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? I use a trackball!
      # ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? No more, thanks. 😀
      # WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Fiji!
      # WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Marin!

      Wow, that was fun! 😀

    2. Terri says:

      Fun game, since you and I know each other only through S and B.

      1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes, my Mom’s sister, who died before I was born, when she was just a teenager.

      2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Today, because E was sick and crabby, and it made me sad.

      3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? No, it’s awful, barely legible.

      4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Probably ham.

      5. DO YOU HAVE PET? Not right now, but I am a dog person, and the bigger, the better.

      6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I hope so!

      7. DO YOU USE SARCASM? Yes indeed.

      8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yep.

      9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No way, I am terrified of heights!

      10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I can’t remember the name of it. How sad is that? It has flakes, oat clusters, and cinnamon.

      11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Always.

      12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Emotionally, yes. Physically, no.

      13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Double chocolate chip.

      14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Physically, their eyes.

      15. RED OR PINK? Now that i have a baby girl, it’s pink.

      16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? The fat.

      17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My best friend, who lives about 600 miles away in Virginia.

      18. WHAT COLOR ARE YOUR EYES? Green.

      19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Navy sweats and pink fuzzy Crocs.

      20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Chinese for dinner & 2 dark chocolate squares for dessert.

      21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? B on the phone and some movie in the background.

      22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Green.

      23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Right now its the smell of my baby’s head right after her bath.

      24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Probably somebody at work yesterday. I don’t think I’ve talked on the phone today.

      25. DO YOU LIKE THUNDERSTORMS? Nope.

      26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? A toss-up between college basketball and college football. I am a sports junkie.

      27. HAIR COLOR? Blonde, as far as anyone knows.

      28. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes.

      29. FAVORITE FOOD? Italian.

      30. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy endings. I detest scary movies!

      31. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? About half of Wild Hogs on Tivo today (so far I am not impressed). I no longer have time to watch movies, unfortunately.

      32. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Gray (sweatshirt).

      33. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer.

      34. Hugs or kisses? Hugs.

      35. FAVORITE DESSERT? Molten lava chocolate cake at Morton’s. Any homemade chocolate chip cookies. (Can’t choose between these two.)

      36. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? “Ricochet” (a thriller). “What to Expect the First Year”

      37. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Tracking pad on the laptop, so no mouse pad.

      38. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? U2

      39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Italy for my honeymoon.

      40. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Lexington, Kentucky.

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