A blog post guaranteed to not make anyone cry...unless you have a problem with odd cereal eating habits.
1. Were you named after anyone?
Technically, no. But I was born the year "All My Children" first aired and there was a character named Tara...
2. When was the last time you cried?
HA. When was the last time I didn't? Okay, that makes me sound pathetic. But I'm not afraid of tears or crying and sometimes I cry when I'm happy, and believe it or not, I've been doing a fair bit of that lately! Most of my tears have been tears of joy or even relief lately. But the last time I cried was last night...when I did my taxes and realized that once again, despite making what I thought were going to be the appropriate changes, I owe a very large amount. VERY large. You'd cry, too, believe me.
3. Do you like your handwriting?
It's okay - sometimes better than others. But I also am pretty good at doing really nice hand-lettering - creating something artistic out of words. I haven't done it in a long time, though.
4. What is your favorite lunch meat?
Food questions usually stymie me because I don't think about food that much. I guess...roast beef?
5. Do you have kids?
Duh. One, age 9. Love of my life. Best thing, ever.
6. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
7. Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Not a lot, but enough.
8. Do you still have your tonsils?
Yep. I still have all my original parts.
9. Would you bungee jump?
10. What is your favorite cereal?
Now this is a food question that I not only have an answer for, I have a convoluted system of preferences. In general I like a lot of cereals, but I only eat some of them with milk and some of them dry. The basic rule is that the sweeter the cereal, the more likely I am to eat it with milk. My favorite sweet cereal, Frosted Mini Wheats, falls in the milk category. My favorite non-sweet cereal, Wheat Chex, falls in the no milk category.
My cereal preferences get even more bizarre when it comes to Frosted Mini Wheats, though. Because I hate, loathe, and despise soggy cereal, I eat Frosted Mini Wheats one at a time. By that I mean I pour a bowl of milk and then put pieces of cereal in it one at a time. Yes, I realize this makes me a freak, and I'm just fine with that.
11. Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Only if they won't come off any other way. But seriously, I only have two pairs of shoes that tie - my running shoes and a pair of gray herringbone oxford pumps, and those definitely don't come off without being untied.
12. Do you think you are strong?
13. What is your favorite ice cream?
Vanilla. I'll take orange sherbet as a back-up.
14. What is the first thing you notice about people?
15. Red or pink?
16. What is the least favorite thing about yourself?
My tendency to procrastinate.
17. Who do you miss most?
18. What color shoes and pants are you wearing?
I'm wearing black bamboo-blend socks and dark raspberry colored American Eagle sweatpants. When I get dressed for work, I'll update this so that I don't sound like a total slob. (In my defense, as soon as I'm done with this, I'll be wearing knee-length workout leggings and no shoes.)
19. What was the last thing you ate?
Um...a bacon, egg and gouda breakfast sandwich at Starbucks at about 4pm.
20. What are you listening to right now?
"Don't Talk to Strangers" by Rick Springfield.
21. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?
Color questions smack of pop psych, don't they? I'd be magenta because I like the word.
22. Favorite smells?
Oranges, a freshly bathed baby, the beach, the crêperie on Rue de Bellechase near Musee D'Orsay.
23. Who was the last person you talked to on the phone?
24. Favorite sports to watch?
Baseball. College football. College basketball. Almost all Olympic sports. Tennis. Honestly? Golf. I can dig that.
25. Hair color?
26. Eye color?
Hazel - mostly green.
27. Do you wear contacts?
28. Favorite food?
I'm done with food questions, so I'll answer this the way I want to. The food I was most pleased with recently was sushi. The food I'm most looking forward to right now is whatever wonderful stuff I'll eat in Singapore. (I leave tomorrow!!!!)
29. Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings. (I know what you're thinking.)
30. Last move you watched?
In full - "Easy A." (passable, not great). In part - "La Vie En Rose" (great, but very hard to watch).
31. What color shirt are you wearing?
Bright pink fleece half-zip.
32. Summer or winter?
This is a trick question. I like all the seasons - each has its wonderful qualities, so I have a hard time choosing. I love the ease of summer and the briskness and beauty of winter. But missing are the cheerfulness of spring and the crispness of fall.
33. Hugs or kisses?
Yes, and lots of them.
34. Favorite dessert?
As an act of rebellion against too many food questions in memes, I am now going to post one of my favorite artsy quotes.
35. What book(s) are you reading now?
See the side bar. The only thing not on there that is currently in progress is C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity.
36. What is on your mouse pad?
"That's What She Said"
37. What did you watch on TV last night?
38. Favorite sound?
The little happy "mmmm" Alex makes when he gives me a hug.
39. Rolling Stones or the Beatles?
This is like choosing between apples and salsa.
40. What is the farthest you have been from home?
Probably Aberdeen, Scotland, but that is about to change. (I'm not counting stuff like Guam and the Philippines because those places became home.)
41. Do you have a special talent?
Yes, ignoring meme questions I don't like. I'm also really good at packing/moving, planning a vacation, and parallel parking.
42. Where were you born?
43. What time is it ?