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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

question quizzes.

Sara and I had a fun dinner out - totally spur of the moment - Marc called to say he was just finishing golf and would get his own dinner and Sara has manageable homework (for once!) El Porton here we come! While we waited and ate, we enjoyed the [Bracketology] article and bracket on the ajc living front page - we also ended up with MLK and Coke in our final two, but we picked MLK...

...anyway, we got to talking about other brackets we could do - episodes of the O.C. (yes, Sara's pick), songs (my pick), TV shows (my pick)...and a few other ideas - places, books, food, .... could be inspired!

and then I mentioned the 'question quizzes' that Katie and I had done a few weeks ago. And Sara was totally into it and begging to respond. So I said I'd post them here for all to see and respond to {leave it up to Katie if she wants to post her previous answers, too}

We have three quizzes:

First one originated from Lisa Rogovin-Payne (Marc's sister) - she sent this to Katie so I didn't respond originally - my answers are posted below:

1. What is your occupation? i get paid to be a benefits delivery manager, but i think my jobs as mother and wife are really what I 'do'
2. What color are your socks right now?wearing just slippers
3. What are you listening to right now?champagne super nova
4. What was the last thing that you ate?nachos deluxe, no beef extra lettuce, too many chips
5. Can you drive a stick shift?who, me?
6. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?pink - a very happy color, and lots of flowers
7.. Last person you spoke to on the telephone.marc
8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?n/a
9. How old are you today?44
10. Favorite drink:tie between fine red wine and marc's coffee
11. What is your favorite sport to watch?golf (really, honestly i promise!)
12. Have you ever dyed your hair?who, me?
13. Pets?just one (now) Chance
14. Favorite food?steak, salad, roasted asparagus, mussels
15. What was the last movie you watched?last half of breakfast at tiffany's with sara last weekend - can't remember the last full movie i saw
16. Favorite day of the year?any day during the summer
17. Least favorite day of the year?a rainy monday in november, or february
18. What was your favorite toy as a child? ??
19. Favorite season? summer
20. Hugs or Kisses?kisses!
21. Cherry or Blueberry?blueberry
22. Do you want your friends to email you back?sure!
23. Who is most likely to respond?sara
24. Who is least likely?probably katie - she's already done it
25. Living arrangements?'small' house in roswell - where i've grown up - will be 22 years here this year
26. What's on the floor of your closet?shoe boxes and my vera bradley duffel bag collection
27. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending this to? ?? maybe karen
28. What did you do last night?watched american idol *hangs head in shame* :-)
29. Favorite smell?salt water at the beach
30. What inspires you?my life and the wonderful people my children are becoming
31. What are you afraid of?s....n....a....k....e....s
32. Favorite kind of hamburger?very rare, with blue cheese, lettuce and tomato
33. Favorite vehicle?the car i'm driving now - 2005? mercedes e320 love love it!
34. Favorite dog breed?lab or something small enough to fit into a purse
35. Number of keys on your key ring?6 - car,house,3 for work and one to my golf locker that i haven't used in over a year
36. How many years at your current job?24 (in june)
37. Favorite day of the week?friday
38. How many states/countries have you lived in?ga, tx, wy, nj, ga (5 states) one country
39. Favorite holiday?christmas
40. Ever driven a motorcycle or heavy machinery?who, me?

2nd one from elsie flannigan's blog a beautiful mess (and I didn't keep my answers...):

A= Available
B= Best Friend
C= Cake or pie
D= Drink of choice
E= Essential item you use everyday
F= Favorite color
G= Gummy bears or worms
H= Hometown
I= Indulgences
J= January or February
K= Kids and Names
L= Life is incomplete without?
M= Marriage date
N= Number of siblings
O= Oranges or apples
P= Phobias or Fears
Q= Favorite Quote
R= Reason to smile
S= Season
T= Tag 3 or 4 people
U= Unknown fact about me
V= Vegetable you don't like
W= Worst habit
X= X-rays
Y= Your favorite food
Z= Zodiac Sign

and the 3rd one Katie developed based on her a to z journal - here's the quiz and my answers (dated 2/12/07):

>Alarm Clock: Big ugly cd player - I hear the cd start to spin and I wake up most days before the music even starts; currently playing Jim Brickman, but had Elvis Costello in for a while, soundtrack from Somethings got to give and a few Andrea Bocelli cds
>Biggest Challenge: staying focused on what's important
>Childhood Ambition: don't remember! maybe to be like my dad?
>Daily Mantra: (at work) it's not like we're doing brain surgery or putting men on the moon {how hard can it really be...or why is this so hard?}
>Even when... i get copied on multiple bad news emails from senior client contacts
>Favorite author/book: HARD one, so many good ones! JK Rowling - #3 or #5
>Given a hundred dollars, I would... buy a new pair of shoes
>How are you inspired? by Katie, by magazines, by spending time with myself running
>I take my coffee/tea with... skim milk
>Joke I always tell: how do you top a car - 'tep on da brake, 'tupid!:-)
>Know-it-all about (or would love to be one about): would love to be know it all about wine, photography
>Last purchase: colored pens for Jillian's b-day (to go with the stationeryI got her)
>My best days are... sunny ones where I get a lot accomplished...or where I spendtime with people I love...or when I get to have a nap...
>Number of magazine subscriptions: 5? (Gourmet, Bon Appetit, In Style, More, Southern Living, but there seem to be so many more magazines than that - what amI forgetting?)
>Oddity...? much to pick from - I like to heat our thermal coffeepot overnight with hot water so the brewed coffee stays hot longer?
>Picture you love the most? currently loving the funny shot of Katie and Sara- very silly - taken while we were going for our 2006 holiday photo {Katie put it in the frame on my desk}
>Quirky habit: like to take off my jewelry when I get home - not the earrings,just the rings and bracelets; oh- and I have to triple check that I have my keysbefore I lock the garage door!>Restaurant--favorite thing to order: lately mussels, but usually fried calamari
>Soundtrack I live by: I love Andrea Bocelli for "concentrating", butvarious mix CDs from Sara when I'm not working; I also love Summer Highland Falls by Billy Joel because it reminds me of Katie's senior year and Traveling Prayer by Billy Joel because it reminds me of one summer in college - I once told Karen that I imagined my entire life as BJ soundtrack, and I think that's true,but I like some other stuff now too
>Traveling--if I could hop on a plane now... so I really don't like to travel- I guess this means if I did - I've got to think I'd head to a beach someplace
>Utopias: I think my life is pretty good right now - not thinking anything else could be more perfect
>Voice you love the most (this a hard one): spoken word - James Earl Jones; song- tie between Luciano Pavarotti (sp?) and Andrea Bocelli - different takes on my favorite sounds...
>Wildest dream: that I can fly
>Xenophile? yes - strange because I don't really like to travel, but I am so intrigued by anything Italian, French or English (not so much China, Japan, Korea....)
>Your favorite place? my home
>Zen place? ditto - lately!



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