Tuesday, July 8, 2008

When in Austin


Barton Springs Pool

I'm phoning it in today. Work is a little hectic and I am so behind on my blog reading. Quelle horror! I did see this blog entry from Stacey, wherein I was tagged, before I left. Indeed, I would have done this so much sooner had I not been on my way out of town. I think I’m still recovering from the 16-plus hours of driving I did between Thursday and Sunday. Good grief.

Stacey, by the way, is one of those really cool people whose blog you discover, who is very crafty and grows things and makes things and has a cute home, and then you think, “Dang, it would be cool to meet her someday.” And I work with her. How cool is that?

Okay, onward:

WHAT DID YOUR GRANDPARENTS SAY?
Mostly I remember my grandmomma’s laugh, and that she said “Daah-lin” – just like that. My granddaddy always had a corny joke ready to go. Loved that about him. My mom’s parents died when I was pretty young so I don’t remember those things so well.

LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATRE
Yeah, the Sex and the City movie. Nothing since then.

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
The Da Vinci Code. No really. Am perhaps last person ever to read it. I was prepared to hate it but I’m finding it surprisingly entertaining.

FAVOURITE BOARD GAME
I used to play Life a lot. And Monopoly. Who doesn’t like Monopoly?

FAVOURITE MAGAZINE
The one I work for, of course. I would have said that before I started working here. It has long been a favorite. I’m also a big fan of Cook’s Illustrated.

FAVOURITE SMELLS
The ocean on a warm, sticky day. Also, fresh baby.

FAVOURITE SOUNDS
Church bells.

WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD
Oh, geeze. I dunno. Thinking about when my cat’s going to die. You do that a lot when you have a 15-year-old cat.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE?
This morning, it was, “If you don’t get up and go walk, you’re going to be pissed at yourself later.”

FAVOURITE FAST FOOD PLACE
Sonic!

FUTURE CHILD’S NAME
This week, it’s Kate.

FINISH THIS STATEMENT—IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I’D……
How much is a lot? I want to buy a house.

DO YOU DRIVE FAST?
Not really.

DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
Up until about four months ago, yeah, I did. Sad but true. There’s no man in the bed so what are you going to grab onto, ya know? Sometimes I just wanna hug on something and the kitty’s not always up for that.

STORMS–COOL OR SCARY?
Oh, usually very cool. Since the window blowing out incident, though, I’m kinda freaked out about them. I think when I move out of this apartment, which sits high on a hill on the top floor with all windows facing west so I can watch – and feel prone to – all large storms coming toward me, I’ll be back on the cool bandwagon. Having a new car and nothing to park it under has also made me less of a fan.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
Oh gosh, this BOAT of a car: an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight. It was a hand-me-down. Hey, when you’re sixteen, you’re just happy to have wheels.

FAVOURITE DRINK
Cherry Limeaid from aforementioned Sonic.

FINISH THIS STATEMENT-IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD…
Try to make more things, learn more crafts. Cook more. Read more.

DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
Sure. You don’t?

IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY OTHER COLOUR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?
I do dye it from time to time. Usually “Light Golden Brown”, which is very close to my natural color. If I had the money for the upkeep, I’d be blonder.

NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN
Fort Worth, TX
College Station/Bryan, TX
New York, NY (Brooklyn and Queens)
Austin, TX

FAVOURITE SPORTS TO WATCH
College football. Hands down. Only two more months to go!!!

ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU
I think I covered this up top. :)

WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
Lots of stuff. Sweaters. Moving boxes. Large plastic containers. My cat, usually.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?
Sure. Nobody’s life is perfect. Plus I have an awesome family.

MORNING PERSON OR NIGHT OWL
Night owl.

OVER EASY OR SUNNY SIDE UP
Over easy.

FAVOURITE PLACE TO RELAX
Home. Or my dad’s house. Because sometimes when I’m at home, I feel like I need to “do stuff.”

FAVOURITE PIE
Pecan

FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOUR
Oatmeal Cookie Chunk from Ben & Jerry’s

OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU HAVE TAGGED, WHO IS THE MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?
I'm going with Amanda H., but could be Elizabeth...

Elizabeth and Amanda H., your turn. Nicole, this will be an opportunity to update that neglected blog of yours. You are tagged too. Mwah.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

You forgot your first home. St. Petersberg, FL mom

AT said...

Oh no! How could I forget? Probably because I don't remember St. Pete, being small and all. Thanks mom!

Nicole said...

I did my part. Check it out. :)

Elizabeth A. said...

Well, I'll get to the darn thing...only 'cause you called me out on it. :)
Still thinking about the plant. I bet my mom could figure it out... squirrels can get anywhere, I have learned this. And, some dig in our yard, so maybe, they think your pots are a yard.