Thursday, September 25, 2008

I've got a case of the memes

In the last week, three people (Jamie, Maki and Blaez) have tagged me for three different memes. Oh. My. Gosh. So that I don't forget about them, I'm packaging two together. Blaez, I'm sorry but I've already done the one you tagged me for, but thank you for the linky love.

Now..on to the other two. And the same people will be tagged for both. I know, I'm lazy. An award-filled post is coming up too. I'm just overwhelmed with love.

Meme #1: Me A-Z

Jamie over at My Cynical POV tagged me for the alphabet meme, which I feared was inevitable. So before I get too caught up in my Reader, let's learn more about me with questions from A to Z. I know, it's awful learning more about me, but this is pretty easy and painless! Like waxing (not really.) 

A. Attached or Single? Single, not that there's anything wrong with that

B. Best Friend? They know who they are. I will not embarrass them on my blog

C. Cake or pie? Cake, hands down. I've posted about my love of the sour cream chocolate cake we get at birthday time. I'm salivating now just thinking about it

D. Day of choice? Saturday because I'm not working and I'm usually the most productive then

E. Essential item? Outside of my computer, it would have to be my iPod, or clothing, I don't walk around naked outside

F. Favorite color? Blue, I absolutely love this color and I always end up buying clothes in this shade

G. Gummy bears or worms? Bears - I used to live off of Haribo gummi bears in Germany. So good!

H. Hometown? Southeastern Wisconsin, go cheese!

I. Favorite indulgence? Food: probably candy, I can't stop myself sometimes. Non-food: purses, I somehow can justify always spending more on them

J. January or July? I'll go with July because the weather is nicer in Chicago than during January. Ick

K. Kids? Absolutely not right now. I always say I don't want kids because I'd be an awful mother, but you never know, I could change my mind. I could mature one day

L. Life isn’t complete without? Laughter? Family and friends? Or fun jewelry? Those answers might suck

M. Marriage date? This, like having children, I don't think I'm cut out for. Again, I could be wrong but I doubt it. When maturity hits, I'll let you know

N. Number of brothers and sisters? 1 brother (Andy) and 2 stepbrothers (Andrew and Daniel) - Yes my stepbrother and my brother have the same name!

O. Oranges or Apples? Apples, especially Honey Crisp apples which are AMAZING. Hmm those are almost in season too

P. Phobias? Sharks, heights, sometimes bodies of water

Q. Quotes? I have two that stay with me a lot: "In the end, the love you take/Is equal to the love you make." And, I can't exactly remember how this goes (tacky I know), but it is along the line of, those with great responsibility, great things are expected

R. Reasons to smile? I always have a reason to smile. Either I've read, seen or heard something funny, see an old friend, read a good book or magazine or just have a pleasant memory or thought about something I nearly forgot about. Pictures always make me smile

S. Season of choice? I like the transition time of summer into fall and winter into spring. There's something about the change in the air and wardrobe that makes me excited about the new season

T. Tag 5 people: 
CassSASandyScarlett, and LCT. Anyone else is free to do this meme too!

U. Unknown fact about me? Hmm this is tough, when my braces were removed, I had the orthodontist clean them and I made them into a Christmas ornament. It hangs on my tree every year. For what they cost, I was not going to get rid of them!

V. Vegetable? I love green pepper and black olives. I seriously put the the latter on my fingers still, like a kid. I know, I'm juvenile

W. Worst habit? I twirl my hair and fidget with my earrings when I get nervous

X. X-ray or Ultrasound? I've had both and I'll go with X-ray because it's quicker

Y. Your favorite food? Pasta, no-bean chili, enchiladas, chocolate, cupcakes, yogurt, cheese, hummus, guacamole, taco dip, really there are too many to list here

Z. Zodiac sign? Leo/Virgo, I was born on the "cusp." So whenever I read my horoscope, I have to check the date on the magazine for what my birthday falls under. I tend to lean more toward the Virgo sign though

Alrighty that was pretty painless. For those who were on!

Meme #2: 4 Things

Maki was sweet enough to tag me for the "4 things" meme so without further ado, let's go!

4 things I did today:
  • Wake up

  • Try to decide what to wear (I'm hating everything in my closet again)

  • Walked by CVS and forgot to pick up my prescription (this will be mentioned in the next question)

  • Argue with my dad about my trip home this weekend, which isn't happening anymore

4 things on my to-do list:
  • Go fall clothes shopping. Yes all my stuff is too big again. Darnit!

  • Pick up my prescription at CVS, seriously they've called me twice to remind me. Oops.

  • Finish reading "Nineteen Minutes," start "Eat, Pray, Love" and compile everyone's recommendations from yesterday's post

  • Try to remember how to purl so I can finish leg warmer #1

4 things that are my guiltiest pleasure:
  • Shopping

  • Watching way too much television

  • Reading entertainment gossip sites online

  • Doing my modeling poses in front of the mirror while listening to music WAY too loud in my apartment

4 random facts about me:
  • Well, I did mention that I kept my childhood braces and turned them into a Christmas ornament - so that's one

  • At Halloween, my dad and I have a contest to see how many kids we can scare with our house decorations. Last year I won $5 for making 3 kids cry. Score!

  • I always flip through magazines first to look at the pictures and mentally mark the articles I go back and re-read

  • I always sneeze at least twice, I very rarely sneeze in odd numbers

4 bloggers I'm tagging:
  • Check out Meme #1, I'm tagging five people this time!
Phew, okay it's time to go rewatch the "Office" and find something to wear for tomorrow.

What is everyone else doing this weekend?


LBluca77 said...

I do the modeling pose in front of the mirror too. I even do it when I put on crazy outfits like a cowboy hat, formal dress a scarf and 5 inch heels. I have discovered that living alone means you have to find very creative ways to entertain yourself sometimes.

Mandy said...

You made a Christmas ornament out of your braces? How?

Eat, Pray Love -- Good luck! Its either one of those books that people love or hate. Personally I was in the latter category, let me know what you think!

Anonymous said...

I just had the most amazing honey crisp apple today. So good!

I was one of the people that really enjoyed Eat, Pray, Love so I'll be interested to hear what you think of it.

Alexa said...

you turned your braces into christmas ornaments?!?


i heart you for that.

L.C.T. said...

Aw - thanks! Looks like a fun meme. Will try and do it soon. Really have no idea how to comment on the braces ornament...!

Ashley said...

So glad you're reading Nineteen Minutes.

Also - do tell - HOW do you scare the little children?!

I've hid in leaves before and jumped out, but I'm always looking for new ideas. :) It's alll about the strategy, my friend.

Cass said...

yay! you're taking my book suggestion!! and also the part about your braces is too hilarious!!! and awesomely you!

Nilsa S. said...

I like *optional* memes. I always feel such pressure when I'm tagged. :-)

cm. said...

done! but i didn't do the 4 things 'cause i was struggling quite a bit on each one to come up with more than one or two answers. so sorry. ;-)

Paula said...

I do the modelling poses too but sometimes alternate it with some singing into the nearest phallic shaped symbol and pretending to be a rock star.

laurwilk said...

I also have absolutely NOTHING to wear. It takes me forever to get ready in the morning. Grrr. I need a Nordstrom Rack in my life and am jealous that you have one in Chi!

What is sour cream chocolate cake? The sour cream part is a bit strage. Explain!

Katelin said...

haha that's awesome that you made your braces into an ornament. i love it.

Wickedly Scarlett said...

Oh my God, I am laughing hysterically at your modeling poses in the mirror (Tyra would be so proud--or, depending on her mood, tell you you're to "posy") and braces ornament! HAAA!!!

Thanks for the tag, I'm on it :)

Maki said...

Jess, thanks so much for taking the time to finish it. I know you're very busy gal, and I really appreciate it. Braces into ornament, huh? Clever! lol. Do you have picture of it? I also do the magazine thing, too. Funny~~.
Great post as always!! xoxo

Miss Grace said...

I still need to make weekend plans. i'm at a loss.

Stephanie said...

Yay for clothes being too big. That doesn't happen to me nearly enough. :)

I just realized that The Office isn't on next week due to the VP debates. Argh!

Blaez said...

it's all good! i don't have many people to tag anyways...

we'll be finishing up packing as much of the condo as possible.

Erin said...

I love that you made your braces into an ornament. Awesome.

I need some new fall clothes too...though I just bought this fabulous purple jacket that I'm dying to wear. Maybe to the dinner party next week...

This weekend, I am planning on not spending a single minute in the hospital!

thehomebound said...

I do that same thing with my magazines. One must do a first run-through. There is an art to magazine flipping, it is not a careless sport.

bianca said...

I think you are the coolest person I know for making your braces into a Christmas ornament.

L.C.T. said...

Have just done the meme. Came back and re-read your answers. And realised that a couple are really similar to mine!

kay* said...

i just did the alphabet meme on my bog too - pretty painless indeed :)

SA said...

Thanks for the tag. Will be on it tonight. :)

Princess Pointful said...

I'm not entirely convinced that chili is good without beans... just sayin'!