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25 Random Things About Me

My buddy Susan Davis tagged me for this meme over on Facebook…and I do whatever she tells me, so:

Rules:
Once you’ve been tagged (and please consider yourself tagged if you’re reading this), you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you (please feel free post your list in the comments section if you don’t blog yourself). At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged (if you want to). You have to tag the person who tagged you. If I tagged you, it’s because I want to know more about you.

1. Earl Gray tea and cilantro taste soapy to me.
2. My favorite song is “Please Mr. Postman.”
3. I didn’t rebel against my mother till my 30s. Fortunately for both of us, I’m over it now.
4. I have a lot of Jewish friends.
5. I have uncanny intuition.
6. I have profound respect and admiration for the person my 14 year-old-daughter is becoming.
7. I was not a dog person before Goose.
8. According to my husband, I don’t know how to properly make a bed.
9. I don’t like being around drunk people. Tipsy people are okay.
10. I’d be fine with canceling our cable TV package, but not DSL.
11. I love road trips and hotel toiletries.
12. I’m embarrassed that I’ve never been to Paris.
13. I’m tougher than I look.
14. I thrive on creative collaboration.
15. My favorite color is green.
16. My cooking is getting better.
17. I can’t believe it took me so long to discover Pilates.
18. I prefer to be blond.
19. I like handmade textures.
20. I wish I had nicer handwriting.
21. I’m a terrible speller.
22. I swear by Dr. Sarno’s The Mindbody Prescription.
23. I generally get what I want and when I don’t, it’s almost always for the best.
24. I have two, maybe three, dead brothers.
25. I’m an optimist.

Name Game Meme

The world does seem to be coming to an end and I suspect I’m not the only person craving distraction. This fun meme comes via fellow Lowellite, Rachael.

1.Your rock star name (first pet, current car/motorcycle):
Mecca Outback

2.Your gangsta name (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe):
Mint Chip Boot

3.Your soap opera name (middle name, city where you were born): None Sarasota

4.Your Star Wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name):
HyaGi

5. Superhero name (favorite color, favorite drink):
Spring Green Au Lait

6. NASCAR name (the first names of your grandfathers):
Ralph Joseph

7.Dancer name (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy):
Thé Vert Cajeta

8.TV weather anchor name (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter):
Atkinson Atlanta

9.Spy name (your favorite season/holiday, flower):
Day of the Dead Peony

10.Cartoon name:(favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now):
Mango Sweater

11.Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree):
Au Lait Banyan

12.Movie star name (first pet, first street where you lived):
Mecca Siesta

Ten Minutes to Count to Ten

This meme comes by way of Ericka Lutz. It’s called “The Power of Ten” and I tag you.

Ten Years Ago
We were living in a rented casita in Corralejo, a dusty village located in the countryside outside of San Miguel. Our little house had a cactus fence around it and brick boveda domed ceilings. Annalena was three and attending a Mexican Montessori preschool. My father had just recently passed away. I spent a lot of time staring at the mountains and listening to Junior Walker.

Ten Months Ago
Last August I was in the homestretch of the BTF season. I enjoyed seeing Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession.

Ten Days Ago
I was wrangling actor bios for the program.

Ten Hours Ago
I was finishing up a magazine assignment about Canyon Ranch. I did not write about stumbling upon Cameron Diaz in the locker room.

Ten Minutes Ago
I was writing my mother an e-mail about yesterday’s lovely lunch with a new friend at Blue Ribbon Sushi

Ten Minutes from Now
I will eat some low-fat dulce de leche Häagen-Dazs.

Ten Hours from Now
I’ll be at the office.

Ten Days from Now
I will be researching an article about breathing rituals. I will also likely be stressed out of my mind at work.

Ten Months from Now
I hope I’ll be writing a new book.

Ten Years from Now
I do have long-term wishes, but feel too superstitious to share them here.

My First Meme

Thanks to Susan Ito for this meme.

1. Spell my name as it sounds: Jeenah

2. Am I a worrier? Yes.

3. What’s my favorite CD? I don’t have a favorite CD. Husband and daughter dominate the airwaves in my household.

4. Favorite colour(s)? Robin’s egg blue and wasabi.

5. Does my home have an attic? No, but there’s a crawlspace that I haven’t seen.

6. Have I ever been to Canada? Yes — on assignment to Vancouver Island (Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, the rare luxury hotel experience, in this case $1000-night tents, that I’d pay to return to, if I had the money) and accidentally once when I overshot Vermont on the way to Bread and Puppet Theater.

7. Have I ever gone fishing? Camp Unalayee (the backpacking camp’s official site seems to be down today — here’s another link about it) in the Trinity Alps when I was 13.

8. Have I ever seen a celebrity? Yes (most recently).

9. Have I ever been on a motorcycle? No.

10. How much money do I have on me right now? $12.

11. How many cars have I owned? Two.

12. How many jobs have I had? Too many to count.

13. How tall am I? 5′7″

14. Last person to call me: My assistant who’d discovered an excellent historical fact.

15. Last thing I yelled out loud: ¡Cuidado!” (be careful) to my daughter.

16. Last person I was in a car with: My husband.

17. Last time I ate at McDonald’s: A few months ago with my daughter. I made a “healthy choice” and ate a horrible grilled chicken taco.

18. Last thing I bought: A half-gallon of High Lawn Farm 2% milk.

19. Last person I saw: My husband.

20. Last time I cried: This afternoon alone in my car when I saw a poor old man who reminded me of my father.

21. Last time I laughed: This morning at work when a board member fell asleep and started snoring through the speaker phone during a conference call.

22. What is the temperature outside? About 19F.

23. What time of the day did I get married? 2pm-ish, July 20, 1991.

24. What did I do two nights ago? Read The Perfect Scent.

25. Whose birthday is coming up next? MINE.

26. What time did I go to bed last night? Around 10pm.

27. What was the first thing I thought this morning? I need to send myself an e-mail at work to remember to do something I forgot to do Friday.

28. What are my plans for this weekend? I have to write descriptions of ten plays.

29. Lemonade or iced tea? Iced tea.

30. What do I dislike at this moment? Having to wear a splint on my fractured thumb and being too broke to buy anything from the new Boden catalog.

31. What did I dream about last night? I don’t remember.

32. What’s the last TV show I watched? Enlightening PBS Frontline documentary, Growing Up Online.

33. What is my favorite piece of jewelry? 200-year-old wedding ring from Siena.

34. Am I a dancer? Yes.

35. Have I ever cut my own hair? Yes.

36. What is my favorite treat? Mint chocolate chip i
ce cream.

37. How many piercings/tattoos do I have? Just my pierced ears.

38. Where’s my favorite place to be? On a road trip with my family.

39. Is there someone I haven’t seen in a while and miss? Yes.

40. Who was the last text I sent to? I never text.

41. Do I care what strangers think about me? Yes.

42. Last person I talked to on Instant Messenger: I never instant message.

43. Last person to make me cry: It’s been a long time since someone made me cry.

44. Who can I tell anything to? Three girlfriends: Susan, Anne, and Robin. I count my lucky stars for them.

45. What am I doing tomorrow? Hiking with Goose and friends and then buckling down to write a press release.

46. Do I have alcohol in my home? Tequila, vodka, and leftover Christmas ale at the moment.

47. Do I like ketchup? Yes.

48. Do I think I will be on a vacation this summer? Alas, no.

49. What colour is my master bathroom? Benjamin Moore Tropicana Cabana (light aqua…it’s good, but not great…some day we’ll repaint.)

50. Do I wear a bikini at the beach? Uh, no.

51. Have I ever been to the Grand Canyon? Yes, for about five minutes. It was winter. There was snow.

52. What is my favorite fruit? Peach.

53. What did I really want to do today? I wanted to run, but it’s icy.

54. Am I always cold? Yes.

55. Does it annoy me when someone says they’ll call or text, but don’t? Yes. I remember and hold grudges (and generally feel terrible when I do it myself).

I tag: all bloggers who read this. If you don’t have a blog, please feel free to answer in the comments section.

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