02 March 2009

Memes And Labor Vibes

I was recently tagged for a fun meme by the crafty and fab and OVERDUE Sylvia.

She's reached and passed her due date.

It's her first.

And she's not even complaining!

I can not even imagine. I was 4 days early and I still groused my way through that last week.

Ok, last two weeks.

If she hasn't already had her little one, he will be commanded to appear by the end of the week, so check her out, and wish her a short labor!

Here are the rules ... (She changed them, and I changed them again! DOUBLE HA!)

Step 1: Respond and Rework. Answer the questions on your own blog. Replace one question that you don't like with a question of your own invention.

Step 2: Tag other un-tagged people... Or just open-tag anyone who wants to play!

1. Make a list of things you can see without getting up.
Diplomas, filing cabinet, yarn basket, craft supplies, candle.

2. Favorite Football Team.
The New England Patriots.
Though to answer otherwise would call down the fury of a hundred relatives upon me.

3. What are you wearing now?
White tee, light blue running pants, socks. Hey, It's a snow day!

4. What's the last thing you read/are currently reading?
You Suck: A Love Story by Christopher Moore. LOVE HIM! His best is definitely Lamb, though.

5. Who was the last person you hugged?
Monkey, after retrieving him from time out for trying to flip his chair at the dinner table and laughing about it.

6. What's you current obsession/addiction?
Perpetually my piles of notebooks, but I'm trying to get a system in place for them. And a system for blogging... and a system for Esty... So, systems, apparently.

7. What was the last thing you said aloud?
"Raloo, Monkey. See you soon. Be good for Daddy."
Then I ditched Hubby and hid in my office until bath time!

8. What was the last thing you bought?
Coffee and cookies at Starbucks. Monkey's had "Mem-yahs" in it.
M&Ms to the rest of the world.

9. What are you listening to right now?
Monkey and Hubby horsing around in the other room.

10. What is your favorite type of bath product?
Clean and fresh smelling soaps with matching body lotion. Grapefruit, mint, etc.

11. What is your most challenging goal right now?
Getting myself organized!

12. Say something to the person who tagged you:
Sylvia: Thanks for the tag. This was a hoot! I hope by the time you read this you'll be snug at home with your sweet baby!

13. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished, anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Here in MA. If home base was paid for, travelling elsewhere would be a breeze.

14. Favorite vacation spot?
Ireland. I would go back right now if Logan wasn't CLOSED DUE TO SNOW!!!

15. Favorite children's book?
And To Think That I Saw It On Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss.
It was actually rejected 29 times before it was published. Can you even imagine what was like to have been those 29 publishers?
Dude! You passed on Dr. Seuss!

16. What is your most favorite Candy Bar of all time?
Milka Bars, (Made in Germany and hard to find here, dang it!)

17. What was the first tape or CD that you bought for yourself?
You know, I have no idea. Probably something by NKOTB, back when they had a name and not just an acronym.

18. Describe your perfect day.
Sleeping past 8 and waking to mild, 65 degree weather. After a great workout, a leisurely meander through B&N followed by lunch at The Border Cafe. An afternoon of shopping, a quiet dinner at home, then reading until bedtime.

19. What's your favorite sweet treat? (Sylvia's question!)
Jell-O No Bake Cherry Cheesecake. (Oh, the SHAME!)

20. What would you do if you won the Lottery?
Oh, do I have plans for this! To sum up: pay off several houses, college loans, set up college funds for all of my cousins and siblings, donate like it was going out of style, and buy shoes. And books. And a place to store the shoes and books.

21. Aside from blogging, what is your favorite past time?

22. How many pairs of shoes do you own, and what's your most prized pair? (My question!)
I love shoes. No, I really love shoes. I have, I'm stunned to say, 37 pairs. And I didn't count flip-flops. (That brings it up to 42.)

I put a pair of heels on my Christmas list a few years ago - black and white spectators with wingtip detailing and corset lacing on the toe. I quite literally did a happy-clappy-squeal-and-bounce when I opened them, and tried them on immediately. I was promptly mocked by the whole family.

They're just jealous!

23. What is your most favorite movie of all time?
Hm. That's hard. I'm not sure I can narrow it down. Anything Harry Potter, Hamlet with Mel Gibson, before he went nuts. Dogma, definitely, and it's much funnier if you went to Catholic school.

24. What is your favorite food to eat?
Rice-a-Roni, Herb and Butter flavor. Might as well just plaster it directly into my arteries, but *drool*

Remember to let me know if you play along!


  1. Hey there!
    The good news is, I loved reading your answers...
    the not so good news is, I am not holding my babers in my arms!

    But thank you for noticing my [attempted] patience. You are too sweet.

    I LOVE milka, by the way!


    Sylvia C.

  2. I was a week past my due date with my first and who knows how much longer it would have been...(I had a date to be induced on the calendar - so I made it to that). And of course he was over 9 lbs.

    You know - I went to a Christopher Moore book signing once. I was by myself and sat in the only seat available in front (no idea how it wasn't taken). He just started talking to me like we were on the same bus and randomly chatting as strangers do. Very nice guy. And VERY funny.

  3. Now that's a cool meme:-)


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