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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

20 Questions Meme

I saw this at Sandra's, and now at Frank's (who I just "met" through a new comment), too. So why not?

The rules:
A) People who have been tagged must write their answers on their blogs & replace any question that they dislike with a new question.
B) Tag 8 people to answer the questions. Only I'm not going to tag people. If you need fodder for you blog, go for it and leave me a comment.

1. How many songs are on your iPod?
I refuse to spend my money on an iPod, but I do have an inexpensive MP3 player which I enjoy way more than I ever imagined. I would guess that I have about 50 songs on it, but I don't know for sure because I think my daughter was adding new stuff for me last night and it is not sitting in its usual spot.

2. What music would you want played at your funeral?
Since I would like my funeral to be something of a party celebrating my life, I would just ask that folks play music that makes them think of me and other stuff they like. My friends could probably tell you better, but I imagine there would be a lot of stuff by the Beatles and Prince, of course. And there needs to be at least one sappy moment when they play The Rainbow Connection, as sung by Kermit the Frog and maybe Leaving on a Jet Plane by Peter, Paul & Mary.

3. What magazines do you have subscriptions to?
Science Illustrated

Natural Solutions (which I'm going to dump because they aren't nearly as good as they were when they were Alternative Medicine)

For some reason I get Better Homes and Gardens even though I send the bill back every year telling them I am not going to pay.

And my dad usually passes on his copies of Smithsonian.

4. What is your favorite scent?

5. If you had a million dollars that you could only spend on yourself, what would you do with it?
I'd knock this house to the ground and build another right here in the same spot -- or maybe a few miles out in the country -- depending on how my kids and hubby felt about it. I'd also get me a sparkly new minivan. It's true, even with a million dollars I would have no qualms about driving a minivan.

6. What is your theme song?
Gotta Be by Des'ree

7. Do you trust easily?
Hmm... I generally have a pretty strong gut reaction for trusting and not trusting and it rarely leads me wrong. So yes, I guess I trust easily, but not necessarily broadly. Some folks have to earn my trust, and some folks will never get it, but that won't necessarily stop me from being friendly with them and getting along.

8. Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?
I think before I act. And then generally think and think again. Perhaps I think to much. It's quite possible that thinking prevents me from acting more often than it should.

9. Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
Sure, but just general stuff that everybody deals with -- wishing I had more time for stuff, budget woes. I'm generally pretty pro-active and try not to spend a lot of time thinking about what brings me unhappiness. Instead, I focus on how I can get back to happy when unhappiness visits.

10. Do you have a good body-image?
For the most part, yes. Though I'd be lying if I did not admit to longing for that fitter, flatter, stronger me of my youth.

11. Is being tagged fun?
Yeah. It's nice to be pointed out in a crowd.

12. How do you spend your social networking (Facebook, etc.) time?
I guess I try not to. I have Facebook, MySpace, Xanga accounts... but I guess general blogs (and email) are still my favorite forums. All that extra stuff starts to feel like just a little too much time on the computer, so I mostly ignore them except to communicate with the folks I want to communicate with who only use those forums.

13. What have you been seriously addicted to lately?
Maybe list making? I'm not sure. I'm pretty fond of butterscotch chewies, as well, but that's a long-term affliction, not something that would qualify as "lately."

14. What kind of person do you think the person who tagged you is? Original question.
I'll answer Frank's question: Why do people still believe in the supernatural? (lights just went on... Sandra must have come from the Frank branch of this meme because this was her question, too.)

Because there's just so much that will never be understood and believing in something is easier than believing in nothing for most people.

15. What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
Why are there so many songs about rainbows, and what's on the other side? (in Kermit's voice, too.)

16. What’s your favorite item of clothing?
My oversized, long sleeved, white KU shirt... but it's getting dingy enough I may have to start just wearing it around the house.

17. Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?
When mixed with a bunch of marshmallows and butter in a pan, you bet! But only if they are still chewy. There's nothing worse than grabbing a big old rice krispie bar to find it rock hard and barely chewable.

18. What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground?
I'd stick it in my pocket and spend it on groceries.

19. What items could you not go without during the day?
Some sort of device for writing - either computer or pen and paper.

20. What should you be doing right now?
Finishing the last article that I have due this week so that I can work on cleaning the house and start cooking. Company arrives tonight!


Sandra Dodd said...

-=-My oversized, long sleeved, white KU shirt... but it's getting dingy enough I may have to start just wearing it around the house.-=-

Tie-dye? :-)

Tracy said...

That is a FABULOUS idea. Now I'm going to have to hound my tie-dye buddies to get a batch together. We skipped our annual tie-dye party this year. I envision a new version of my favorite shirt coming on.

DuckieMom said...

Spring isn't far away. We WILL tie dye again! And make soap. And Corbin will teach us how to silk screen. It is going to be a busy spring!

Tracy said...

Counting the days, Duckie, and clearing the spring calendar ;-)