October 30, 2006

*Tap Tap Tap*

This thing on?? Any one listening... probably not but I am going to try ... No promises, but hopes. I have material for 2 other posts if nothing else!

In the meantime I am going to ease myself back in... I am going to do a meme. See this meme made me think when I first saw it. And an initial thought was I should try to blog that... might drag me out of the black void of a vortex I have been residing in. So here is my give it the old whatever that saying is try!

I think it is collegiate try now that I think about it... but well college, or more accurately college applications, are giving me panic attacks and waves of insecurity. And my opthamologist recently told me I now have a "student" mypoia... So I think on second thought I am going to leave collegiate out of this :)

1. First Name:

2. Were you named after anyone?
My father… It is a long story involving a legal name, a Spanish name, a nickname and a deranged Mamma Mao…

3. When did you last cry?
I don’t cry much. I cried in September. I remember wondering why I was so moody and crying, when I realised it had been 15 years since Abuela passed away. Otherwise quite probably this past summer when a work issue made me crack and fissure twice.

4. Do you like your handwriting?
Yes and no… most of the time yes, some letters and times no.

5. What is your favourite lunchmeat?
Mmmmmmmmm Prosciutto, and preferably San Daniele cause I am like the real Italians and I KNOW the quality stuff and it ain’t Parma.

6. If you were another person would you be friends with you?
I honestly don’t know… I would like to say yes as I think I am a good friend and good person, but I can also be a pain in the ass and am not always easy to know or be around. Especially right now as negativity seeps out of me like venom… and no that is not normal for me…

7. Do you have a journal?
No. It always seems like a good idea. I have tried a few times, but I can never keep it up and then I get irritable with myself for not integrating it into my daily habits. Really I'm just too impatient to sit and write.

8. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yup and I have never had tonsilitis either.

9. Would you bungee jump?
Hell to the yeah

10. What is your favourite cereal?
Oh you start on my morning passion. Here in France I have either Special K Fruits Rouge or Miel Pops… in the US I love Smart Start and make people smuggle back Quaker Apples and Cinnamon Oatmeal for me

11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Not if I can avoid it… and I usually don’t untie them to get them on either…

12. Do you think you are strong?
Physically, probably, at the very least stronger than I look. Mentally and emotionally, at this stage don’t ask. Others say I am, and that I am stronger than I know or give myself credit for… I say I only let people on the “inside” see me crack, so they don’t really know and I am really quite weak inside this shell of mine (dear god I am a Cancer). And when I rattle dude it is like a box of rocks bouncing around when like nuclear fission is going on…

13. What is your favourite ice-cream flavour?
Ooooh this is rough I love strachiatella or fragolini gelato, hagen das cookies and cream and dulce du leche, and Cassis sorbets… Ummm, yeah I love ice cream and I do not have a functioning freezer. It’s great!

14. Shoe size?
American 7 or 7.5. European 37 sometimes 38

15. Red or pink?

16. What is the least favourite thing about yourself?
Right now… the hole I feel I am in and the responses I am expressing in response to this hideous job situation… it is still VERY dark and VERY nasty. And may flip my life upside down and inside out before the end of the year. Oh yeah and my detestation of change which makes me inflexible to the future. I am usually known as gumby girl so I am thinking this is not a good time in life for me.

17. Who do you miss most?
That I knew- my Abuela 15 years later and I still tear up and would give ANYTHING to have her with me. That I didn’t “know”- my Father who passed away when I was 2 months old.

18. Do you want everyone to send this back to you?
If there is anyone who HASN’T done it yet besides me… how about I read it on your blog instead.

19. What colour pants, shirt and shoes are you wearing?
Olive green turtleneck, dark khaki whaled cord pants, and black ankle boots that I BADLY need to re-heel

20. Last thing you ate?
Breakfast this morning. Bowl of Special K Fruits Rouges and a glass of milk. But I am about to head for my mid day snack of a Clementine and some cheesy bread slices!

21. What are you listening to right now?
The deafening silence of my office… have I mentioned that I have an irrational fear of silence??

22. If you were a crayon what colour would you be?
Probably green- either Kelly or a nice olive green

23. Favourite smell?
Depends on the time of year. Right now I love the spicy mulled cider, cinnamon, chai tea latte, sugar cookies etc smells

24. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
I don’t remember who I called last on my mobile (use it mostly to text) might have been my friend Beck to meet up on Friday?? If not the last person I phoned/skyped was Drew- him who makes me giggle

25. The first thing you notice about people you are attracted to?
Sense of humour. I’d take a guy who can make me laugh over a hot guy any day… ANY. DAY.

26. Do you like who you stole this off?
Indeed! I like all of them LOTS

27. Favourite drink?
As in alcoholic… well my apéro du choix is a Kir. My cocktail du choix is amaretto sour. If not beyond trying drink lots of water (2L a day) I love cranberry juice and milk (not mixed of course…)

28. Favourite sport?
Hmmm- is Bikram Yoga a sport? What about dance?? Ummm… ok can I go with swimming…

29. Eye colour?

30. Hat size?

31. Do you wear contacts?
No. But the optometrist on Saturday diagnosed me with what he called a slight “students” myopia. There goes my 20-20 vision, all so that I can be smarter and be told I need to go to a meeting so I can make sure that there are water and cups there! Umm so yeah I get to go shopping for insurance reimbursed Prada and Dior glasses (I am NOT making that up) and if I want colour tinted contacts he has sized me for them.

32. Favourite food?
Abuela’s soup or arroz con leche… these are the two dishes I WISH TO ALL THAT IS HOLY I knew how to make… After that… well so many!! But I can’t make it through the day pleasantly without milk. You have your coffee get me something dairy.

33. Scary movies or happy endings?
Hmmmm. Even though I am not into contrived Hollywood movies (which for all their happy endings make me feel inadequate- thus I am not allowed to watch Chic flics at this stage) I guess I would say happy endings as in my current mental stage I depend on the regenerative or at least slight yank off the ledge capabilities of a good comedy.

34. If you could live anywhere in the world where would that be?
Shit hard question… for right now I'd give to be living back in Italy or Spain.

35. Summer or winter?
Depends on where :) But probably summer.

36. Hugs or kisses? Both!!! I mean I live in the land where you kiss everyone, and we all know a good kiss can make you go weak at the knees. But there are times where a good hug and or a cuddle would TOTALLY over take a kiss… something about the contact…

37. Favourite dessert?
This is satan's question… I am a sweet freak I have too many. But since it is Fall and I am starting to try and embrace that a wee bit… I am going to go with my Italian favorite… a GOOD panna cotta with berry coulis is to die for and one of the best ways to end a really good dinner (one that preferably includes Truffles, cheese and maybe some prosciutto).

38. Who is most likely to respond?
Dunno. Dunno if anyone still reads this thing

39. Least likely to respond?
Again... Dunno

40. What books are you currently reading?
Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie.

41. What's on your mouse pad?
At work nothing standard black issue mousepad at home no mouse I use the laptops touchpad.

42. What did you watch on TV last night?
Oh goodness I don’t remember… some crap shows and CNN International on loop

43. Favourite sounds?
Rain and Music

44. Rolling Stones or Beatles?
Probably Beatles, but I like em a bit raunchy like the Stones too... Can we tell I am living the ambiguous life??

45. The furthest you have been from home?

46. What's your special talent?
Confusing others :)

47. Where were you born?

48. Who sent this to you?
I have seen this floating for eons… first rounds were with Bonne Marie and Cara. I thought hey maybe I should use that to try and kick my butt into the blogging again… then I saw it on Jac's and Shobbana’s site and I decided what the hell give it a go!

Posted by Stinkerbell at October 30, 2006 04:16 PM | TrackBack

YEA! You are back! I'm so happy! How are you?

Posted by: Rebecca at October 30, 2006 06:18 PM

Hey doll - welcome back!

Posted by: Ann at October 30, 2006 06:28 PM

Welcome back. Good to see you blogging again.

Posted by: Mary at October 30, 2006 07:11 PM

well, look who's back! so nice to read you again. i hope you're going to stick around this time!

Posted by: shobhana at October 30, 2006 09:12 PM
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