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Tuesday, December 5

More "all about me" stuff...

Not having a single original idea in my head to write about, I've resorted again to stealing yet another "getting to know me" meme from this delightful lady - aka Dawn.


I'm short:

not peanut short like my mom, I inherited my father's height genes. Used to be about 1/4" shy of 5'8" - I'm sure I'm shrinking though, so now it's probably about 5'7".

I have scars:

oh yeah - a beaut on the inside of my arm that required 25 stiches; you can still count them 50 some-odd years later. Another on my chin from falling on my face as a kid from a porch railing about 12-15 feet up. Various and sundry others scattered 'round and about my bod - one on my knee, several burn scars on my hands from the oven - I'm a mess. And we won't even go into emotional scars.

I tan easily:

yepper - like the Coppertone baby on the billboard.

I burn easily:

that too, if I'm not careful.

I wish my hair was a different color:

not really, just wish it hadn't turned so dark - it used to be ash blonde, now it's just ashes, complete with grey. :-p

I have friends who have never seen my natural hair color:

nah, I've only recently started coloring it all - used to just get cover-up-the-grey highlights.

I wear glasses or contacts:

glasses - I have major problems with a stray eyelash - don't think I could walk around with little pieces of plastic stuck to my eyeballs.

I'm legally blind without them:

well, I don't know about legally, but things are kinda blurry sans specs.

I have 5 or more piercings:

I only have 4 - two in each ear and that's enough.

I have/had piercing in places besides my ears:

no, uh-uh, wuss here - not on this body.


I miss someone right now:

not any more.

I've gotten divorced:

yes, and don't recommend it - not the most pleasant experience out there.

I've had a crush on a teacher:

sure did - good ol' Mr. Hurly - my American History teacher.

I've hugged a stranger:

oh, sure - at parties and such.


I've laughed so hard I've cried:

done that - runny nose and all.

I've glued my hand to something:

Well, not my hand - maybe a finger or two. thankfully there's nail polish remover - that Super-Glu stuff is wicked strong!

I've laughed till some kind of beverage came out of my nose:

yes, and it burns, especially if it's carbonated.

I've had my pants rip/drop in public:

now that I don't think I've done

I was born with a disease/impairment:

not that I know of, but I'm sure some of my near and dear would take major issue with that - LOL.

I've sat in a doctor's office with a friend:

I don't remember about a doctor's office, but in many a hospital waiting room.

I've had my wisdom teeth removed:

ya, maybe that explains things. ;-)

I've had a serious surgery:

I've had "procedures" - D&Cs, biopsy, IUD removal - stuff like that.

I've had chicken pox:

sure did - in kindergarten - I remember it well, itchy, oozy, uncomfortable.


I've gotten lost in a city:

hell, I get lost in my backyard! I'm useless in a city, especially an unknown city. You'd have to send out the cavalry for me.

I've seen a shooting star:

a couple - very briefly.

I've wished on a shooting star:

see answer above - too brief to know what it was, let alone think of a wish.

I've gone out in public in my pajamas:

heh, heh - actually, I have. As a child in the middle of the night; one of my intoxicated father's brilliant ideas but we won't go into details here.

I've pushed all the buttons on an elevator:

I can't imagine why I would do that, so no.

I've been to a casino:

I have, a few times, and it was fun too.

I've been skydiving:

Not in my lifetime! It took me years to get INTO one the things; I wouldn't ever consider jumping OUT of a perfectly good airplane!

I've played spin the bottle:

uh-huh - back in my juvenile days. Kissed a lot of frogs too.

I've drank a whole gallon of milk in one hour:

I've never drank a whole gallon of anything in an hour. I like milk, but that's ridiculous.

I've been in a car wash:

here's another "actually, I have" - both inside a car and in the car wash mechanism itself - kinda cool.

I've caught a snowflake on my tongue:

oh wow, don't think I've done that since I was a child. I must try it again the next time it snows.

I've sat on a roof top at night:

oh yeah, when I lived in NY, we used to hang out on the roofs when we couldn't find anything better to do. Sometimes drop water balloons on the unsuspecting down below - pssssst, don't tell my grandkids!

I've played chicken:

In a car? No way - I value my life too much.

I've played a prank on someone:

oh yes! Especially when I was working - seems we were pulling something on someone every day. I especially liked the time when we piled a stack of computer printouts on the boss' desk - all the way up through the ceiling tiles. When he grabbed the phone (like we knew he would) to call maintenance to take care of it, we had reversed the receiving and talking ends of the phone. The man had no sense of humor at all - he nearly had apoplexy and turned purple with rage! Too funny.

I've ridden in a taxi:

hey, I lived in the city - besides buses and the shoe-leather express, taxis were a main mode of transportation for those without wheels, so yes, many, many times.

I've seen the Rocky Horror Picture Show:

yeah, and I just don't get the attraction. Not one I'd go out of my way to see again. To each their own, I guess.

I've eaten Sushi:

uhhh, nooooo. I donna doo raw fiddies and haven't made the opportunity to try other varieties.


I own something from Hot Topic:

I don't even know what Hot Topic is!

I own something I got on E-Bay:

No, I've browsed but never bought.

I own something from Abercrombie:

That would be no - not the same category as Lord & Taylor and Nordstrom, huh?

I own something from American Eagle:

isn't this a young people's store?

I own something from Anchor Blue:

I'm starting to feel deprived here - never heard of it.

More Random

I've stolen a tray from a fast food restaurant:
uhmmm, noooo, that would be hard to hide... and why would I want to? Lifted an ashtray here and there back in the days when I didn't have much sense.

I watch the news:

I do, regularly; usually catch the noon, 6, and ll o'clock news.

I curse regularly:

hmmmmm - I wouldn't say regularly, like every other word out of my mouth, but I've been known to drop a few choice words, especially when angry. The grands have done a good job of "mommaw!"-ing me so most of the time I practice a good bit of self-discipline. Or at least try.

I sing in the shower:
sometimes, but I'm usually not in there long enough to really belt out any kind of solo performance.

I'm a morning person:

oh God, no! I've never been a morning person, even when I had to be. I'm a much better night owl with a normal bedtime anywhere from 1-4 am. Sometimes I even pull an all-nighter and just take an afternoon nap. My internal clock must be a cuckoo.

I have listened to more than 30 CD's in a day:

I haven't listened to more than 30 CD's in a month!

I've worn pajamas to school:

that would be a no.

I know how to shoot a gun:

well, I don't really know how to shoot one, but I have shot one.

I laugh at my own jokes:

I laugh at me, does that count? I do better laughing at other people's jokes.

I am really ticklish:

not so much - maybe if caught by surprise. I hate being tickled, though - absolutely hate it. Stems from bad childhood memories.

I play video games:

not since the old Pacman, Asteroids, etc. Atari days. Occasionally I'll play with the grands, but like computer games better.

I'm good at remembering names:

I can't remember what I had for dinner last night, but I'm not too bad at names - especially if you're memorable. :-)


At 12/05/2006 6:56 PM, Blogger ~**Dawn**~ said...

you're so sweet Marianne. =)

and i have to tell, *I* almost shot water out my nose reading about the prank on your boss! LOL

At 12/08/2006 10:39 AM, Anonymous lew said...

and there was that taxi ride in Barbados!


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