Dork-o-Rama: The Random Thoughts of a Total Goofball

Embracing the Dork Side....Because Life is Too Short to Take Yourself Too Seriously

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

All the other kids are doing it...

1. How tall are you barefoot? 5' 8" (since I was 12!)

2. Favorite movies? Go look at the profile again. I'm too tired to list them all....

3. Do you own a gun? Would YOU trust me with a gun??

4. Who is your biggest enemy? Me.

5. Favorite Scent? Beach bonfires. Gardenias. Plumerias.

6. Do you like hot dogs? Yes. Wish I could find a gluten-free one...

7. What's your favorite Christmas song? "The Christmas Song," as sung by Nat King Cole, and "I'll Be Home for Christmas."

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Water, OJ, and then a Starbucks Mocha. Decaf. Nonfat.

9. Do you do push-ups? No. That would be "exercise," and I haven't done much of that lately.

10. Brothers or sisters? One brother, to whom I am not speaking. I'll tell that story one day soon, but the short version is that he has embezzled a large amount of money from our mother. Nice.

11. What's your most liked piece of jewelry? Probably the cheapie watch I found in New York's Chinatown. It's marcasite. And it only cost me 12 bucks! I need to replace the battery, and I think that might cost more than the watch itself.

12. What do you take for pain relief? Aspirin or Aleve. Or vodka. Heh. Or chocolate.

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex? Hahahahahahaha. Surely you jest. I have no weapons. There is no luring.

14. Do you own a knife? Just the ones in my kitchen.

15. Do you have A.D.D.? I don't think HEY, look, something shiny!

16. Middle name? I have one.

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment ("this moment," being about 12:15 this afternoon).
- How much longer until I can go home?
- Should I heat my lunch up now, or wait another half hour?
- WHAT is that hideous smell in the area of my workstation?? Smells like rancid feet.

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought.
- A mocha
- My share of our latest workplace Lotto tickets (the jackpot is 110 Million bucks!)
- A yummy dinner with a friend. The one who's leaving.

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
- Wine
- Ketel One Cosmo
- Water

20. What time did you wake up today? 4:55am. Later than usual.

21. Current worry? Everything. Money, career, future...

22. Current hate? My job. Not my job, per se... my... uh... situation at work.

23. Your favorite place to be? On vacation

24. Least favorite place to be? At work

25. Where would you like to go? Everywhere. Italy. Australia. New Zealand. For starters.

26. Do you own slippers? Yes.

27. What shirt are you wearing? Berry-colored tank top, underneath a black jacket-esque kind of thing.

28. Do you burn or tan? Burn first, then tan.

29. Least favorite color? Brown.

30. Would you be a pirate? Heck, yeah. Especially if I get to hang with Johnny Depp. (I know... everyone says that...!)

31. Last time you had an alcoholic drink? Monday. I had many. And they were gooooood.

32. What songs do you sing in the shower? "Fly Me to the Moon," "Where Did Our Love Go," and a Guster song, "Center of Attention."

33. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child? Thunder. I was really afraid of thunder, and anytime we had thunderstorms, I had the same horrible dream.

34. What's in your pockets right now? Lint.

35. Last thing that made you laugh? Uh.... I'm not sure. I'm lucky in that I get to laugh a lot. I'm sure it was something Miss Cheese said this morning. It usually is.

36. Best bed sheets you had as a child? I don't remember having special sheets. Is that weird?

37. Worst injury you've ever had? I once fell through a ceiling and hurt my lower back. I was retrieving a piece of luggage from the attic in the flat in which I was subletting a room one summer and my foot slipped off a beam, and went right through the ceiling. Good times.

38. What is your favorite pet? I'm pretty much a cat person.

39. How many TVs do you have in your house? One.

40. Who is your loudest friend? That's hard to say, as in my crowd, as we're all pretty loud... but this one goes to my friend Anne, the Gupster.

41. Who is your most silent friend? I have no silent friends!

42. Does someone have a crush on you? Ha. No.

43. Do you wish on stars? Yes. I'm still waiting.

44. What is your favorite book? Charlotte's Web.

45. What is your favorite candy? Reese's Peanut Butter cups...but the Trader Joe's version is even better...

46. What song do/did you want played at your wedding? Since I doubt there'll be another one, let's talk about the one I did have: "Love is Here To Stay," my favorite Gershwin song ever. Big mistake, when it all went to shit, and it was years before I could listen to it again without crying...!

47. What song do you want played at your funeral? Who says I want a funeral? Seriously, I've never chosen a funeral song for myself.

48. What were you doing at 12 a.m. last night? Trying to sleep. Between my racing mind and the goddamned fireworks in my neighborhood, it was impossible.

49. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? "Fuck. When is my next day off?"

50. Do you have a favorite charity? I have many.

At 05 July, 2006 18:10, Blogger sassinak said...

i like that tag but i've done so many that are close to it that i'm waiting a bit to post another one.

i'm sad work is sucking lately

At 05 July, 2006 18:32, Blogger buddha_girl said...

Ya know what? Gimme the number of your direct supervisor. I don't care at all about the true bigwigs. I just want to scare one of the littlewigs.

I'll call with some cakamamie (how the hell does one spell THAT word?) story about you having to IMMEDIATELY fly to Virginia. Personal business. I know it's not New Zealand, but we're pretty fucking fun on this side of the country!

At 05 July, 2006 18:35, Blogger buddha_girl said...

BTW, 50 things about yourself is a toughie. I'm glad ya stuck with it. I might have to ATTEMPT that one day.

At 05 July, 2006 18:35, Blogger nomadshan said...

Laughed my ass off at #13. "There is no luring." Awesome.

And yet, I bet you're wrong about #42.

At 05 July, 2006 22:15, Blogger Queen of Cheese said...

Thanks for assuming it was my quick wit that made you laugh long and loud today. I'm such a card.

But actually it was our little friend Will.

RIP Ken Lay.

Did we win the lottery? Please God.

At 06 July, 2006 00:45, Blogger Jon said...

"#17 ... WHAT is that hideous smell in the area of my workstation?? Smells like rancid feet."

My guess is your cube neighbor is eating Fritos. That is what I always think of when I smell Fritos.

You are definitely wrong on #42

At 06 July, 2006 09:36, Blogger terry said...

sass, i'm sad too... but this, too, shall pass. just a shitty little period in my life...

buddhagirl, i LOVE that idea! besides, i was born in VA... i'm overdue for a visit. i'd love to see some fun fair people with you...

nomadshan, i laughed when i first saw question #13. and i honestly couldn't think of an answer, other than the one i gave... !
as for #42... i'm sure i'm right about that.

cheese, will may have had the line of the day, but you make me laugh every day.
damn, i wish we'd won the lotto...

jon, it was definitely not fritos. i like fritos, actually. and it was a persistent smell... like, something rotting in the trash can nearby. bleah.
and...awwww. that's sweet. you're sweet.

At 06 July, 2006 15:37, Blogger Reg said...

BG - i think it's "cacamamie" because caca is that brown (eeww there's that color Terry) stuff in the toilet bowl. Just a thought.

We, at work, didn't win the lotto last night either. We were all prepared to tell out customers to shove off at about 8:30 last night. Alas, we had to "keep serving with a smile!"

At 06 July, 2006 17:31, Blogger terry said...

reg, i think you're right, about cacamamie...

i feel your lotto pain! here's hoping we get to tell someone to shove off soon...

At 07 July, 2006 01:34, Blogger DZER said...

cockamamie ... from the French "d├ęcalcomanie" ...

and if you hit that lotto, can you spare a few grand for a plane ticket for your Guam friend to come out to the states? ;)

At 07 July, 2006 02:21, Blogger Mr_Selfdestruct said...

Beach bonfires and A.D.D. Two of my favorites.

At 07 July, 2006 02:24, Blogger Mr_Selfdestruct said...

Oh yeah, and you get bonus points for liking, This is spinal tap, Fight Club, and the Tao of steve.

But, Ricky Martin??? Really?

At 07 July, 2006 07:46, Blogger terry said...

cockamamie! that's it! of course. thank you, dzer.
and if there's ever a lotto fortune in my life, you'll know about it...!

mr selfdestruct, just be careful not to have the ADD around a beach bonfire. that could be painful.

and i make no apologies for ricky martin! he has fully earned my affection. go see him perform live sometime, and then we'll talk. i've watched other skeptics become believers at his shows...


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