Gina Hyams Author

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.

4 Responses to My First Meme

  1. Susan says:

    These were so fun to read. And I loved those blue eggs. Gorgeous!

    19F? BRRRRRRRR!

  2. Paige says:

    Did it! Love your blog; so glad I made it to your announcement of it!

  3. rebecca says:

    Oh tag me, tag me! Whatever that means!z

  4. Gina Hyams says:

    You’re it. It means you need to answer all those questions on your blog. All gazillion of them or I will point out in your comments section that you have not fulfilled your meme duty.

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