1. What is your occupation right now ?
I'm a CPA and work as a controller at a manufacturing company. I spend much of my time doing cost and financial accounting and almost none of my time doing anything related to taxes for which I'm completely grateful!
2.What color are your socks right now?
Well... hmmm... it's about 90 degrees outside right now - but Brad likes it a hell of a lot colder inside than I do - so while I'm not wearing any right this second - I was just considering them....
3. What are you listening to right now?
CNN. I was wondering what the
idiots very smart men and women in Washington were doing about the debt limit
4. What was the last thing that you ate?
um... if I said peanut butter ice cream would you still like me??
5. Can you drive a stick shift?
Absolutely. In fact, my current car is the first one I've ever owned that wasn't a stick and it still bugs me that it isn't. I feel a little less in control without having a stick. But I do have that option of going manual which I use in snow or ice - so that's something.
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
my husband - I wanted to know if he wanted me to pick up dinner for him and the boys.
7. Do you like the person you stole this blog from?
Yes, I do.
8. How old are you today?
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
I'm a HUGE sports fan. I love almost all of them. My all time favorite is the Tour de France. Pro football and college basketball are a tied for second. But... I thoroughly enjoy watching just about everything sports related - except car racing (though I can watch that in a pinch if I start right from the beginning of the race) and fighting (whether it's boxing or ultimate fighting - they just aren't my thing.) I like golf, soccer, tennis, baseball, swimming, I could go on and on.
10. What is your favorite drink?
hmmmm. I think that depends on my mood. I love cold water. I love a really good gin and tonic. I love a madras with a splash of peach schnapps. I love love love a good chai latte (Oregon chai is much better than Tazo)
11. Have you ever dyed your hair?
yup. I had very blond hair when I was a kid, it was a darker blond by the time I graduated from high school and light brown by the time I graduated from high school. And then.... well, I used to switch between blond and brown. Brad bugged me for years to go red and finally I decided to give it a try. I figured that because I have green eyes I should look okay with red hair (I'm not sure that's sound logic). But.. I went red with one of those temporary colors thinking at worst it would suck for 6 weeks - but... I loved it and have been red ever since (probably for the last 7 or 8 years. (I suspect my natural color is now just a nice solid gray, but I don't think I'll confirm that for some years to come.)
12. Favorite food?
Seafood. Pretty much any kind, though eel is my absolute favorite. I also especially love crabs from the Chesapeake bay and salmon.
13. What is the last movie you watched?
Bridesmaids (with my MIL immediately before the public pooping incident which is funny as hell if you've seen the movie)
14. Favorite day of the year?
15. How do you vent anger?
not very well. If I'm smart I do something physical. But usually I just give out a serious primal scream.
16. What was your favorite toy as a child?
um. No idea. Is that sad?
17. What is your favorite season?
I would say fall but fall brings on winter and I hate cold weather so poor fall has been disqualified. So I say spring because it's sort of similar to fall and it brings on summer.
18. Cherries or Blueberries?
in their raw natural form, these are probably my least favorite fruits in the world. They're both okay, but that's all I could say. Cooked in something - it's blueberries hands down.
19. Do you want your friends to blog this survey?
Sure...it's a good way to learn about all of us!
20. Where is you favorite place to escape?
The water or anyplace naturally beautiful.
21. Favorite Tv Show?
So You Think You Can Dance and Castle.
22. Living arrangements?
We live in a serious, stereotypical, soccer-mom-kind-of suburban neighborhood. Me, Brad, our two sons, 1 evil dog, 2 hamsters, and 4 fish.
23. When was the last time you cried?
24. What is on the floor of your closet?
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest?
My sister. If you disqualify family then it would be Kelli who I've known since I was 5 and she was 4. Though we live less than 15 min from each other we have grown into very, very different people and don't see each other very much. We still like each other but we're not exactly close friends anymore. As far as real live close friends that would be Jen. We've been very close and consistent friends for nearly 20 years.
26. What did you do last night?
Flew home from Denver after spending an absolutely fantastic long weekend with my wonderful friend Camille
27. What are you most afraid of?
making the wrong decision about my future
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers?
I don't eat hamburgers - so if we could go with turkey burgers - I'd say cheese!!! and bacon too, please.
29. Favorite dog breed?
um... all, except maybe pit bulls - which I feel is unfair but can't help it.
30. Favorite day of the week?
31. How many states have you lived in?
uh... one. My mother forbade my sister and me from ever leaving MD and somehow that worked. We're known as "bay stickers" cuz we stick around the bay.
32. Diamonds or pearls?
eh. If I had to choose, I'd go with diamonds.
33. What is your favorite flower?