- Have you been called annoying? If so, were you offended? I was a junior high girl. I’m quite sure I was called that and it was true and deserved. And I’m sure I was offended, being the highly sensitive, emotional girl that I was. And I think that some youth group kids have referred to things I’ve done as annoying (as in, won’t tell them what games we’re playing, won’t let them tell each other to “shut up,” that sort of thing).
- Have you ever insulted someone? If so, did you feel guilty later? Hasn’t everyone? But at the same time, not really very much to someone’s face. In my first elementary school, there was this boy with red hair who was covered with freckles, and we called him “Freckle Face,” which I’m sure sounds especially cruel coming from me, but it was eat or be eaten in second grade. And in junior high, girls are particularly mean to each other. I don’t know if I felt guilty about any of it at the time, but I sure don’t now. All things considered, I think in terms of face-to-face interaction, I’ve dished out far less than I’ve received.
- What is more important to you, someone who looks great or who has a great personality? Why? Personality. A great personality and character (which is really more important than both of them) makes someone much more attractive. Likewise, a beautiful person can become really unattractive just by opening their mouth.
- When was the last date you went on and how did it go? Um… do I have official dates anymore? I just spend lots of time with . If they’re assumed, maybe they’re not dates. But suffice it to say, it went well, whenever it was (seeing as how we’re still dating).
- What is more embarrassing, food stuck in your teeth or food spilled on your clothes? Stuck in teeth, definitely. I’m quite used to having food spilled on my clothes, and am rarely embarrassed about it anymore. Most of high school had me spilling coffee down the front of my shirt before lunchtime anyways, and it’s just far too easy. Of course, it’s pretty easy to get food stuck in my teeth, since they’re all wedged in there pretty tight, but I try to be… diligent about not letting that happen. Depending on the meal, it’s definitely a fear of mine.
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Restless legs run in ‘s family. Specifically and myself. I don’t get them all that often anymore. Lately, the few times that I have noticed it, I’ve been super-tired but making myself stay awake anyways, and if I either go to bed or take a quick nap or just intentionally rest, they seem to go away.
I’m sure that’s not a very good solution for most people, but it’s worked for me. One of my staff in Arizona got them and her doctor gave her stretches to do before bedtime that were supposed to relieve it. I was surprised that she even had restless legs, since she was a runner, and I seem to be more prone to having them when I’m less active than I normally am (like when switching to a full-time office job). I didn’t have a single problem with them when I was in Arizona, probably because we worked 18-20 hour days and were dog-tired all the time.
- Long distance :: relationships
- Meant to be :: fated
- Here :: without you
- Endless :: Love
- Resentment :: —?
- Insipid :: little wench!
- Bunny :: hop
- Slogan :: ad
- Naked :: as the day I was born (not right now)
- Sarcasm :: makes the world go ’round
- First time you cooked for someone else? made and I each make a meal every week since we were in junior high.
- First time you threw up in someone else’s toilet? I don’t think I’ve ever done that. Wait. Yep. Never.
- First time you did anything illegal? I shoplifted a pen from an office supply store in junior high. Even in my “wild rebelliousness” I was a geek. Wow, that’s a sad story.
- First time you saw snow/the ocean (whichever is more exotic)? I saw the ocean for the first time on a family vacation to North Carolina when I was 15. It was the last family vacation we ever took, too, so it’s special for a lot of reasons. I love the ocean. If I could figure out a way to live between the
- First thought when I say “crumple-horned snorcack”? alsk;d 8q5il2; fjal;sd 8;lw ???
- What is the most expensive item in your closet? At ‘s house, I’ve got two bridesmaids dresses, which total about $300. But at my house… I’ve got a pair of navy pants I bought several years ago from the Limited for what was an exorbitant amount of money (considering how little I was making at the time), probably $70. I’ve been thinking I need to take them to a tailor because they’re still good pants, but about 2 sizes too big, and now just look ridiculous on me.
- What is the cheapest item in your closet? I haven’t shopped at Goodwill for a while, but I’m thinking that there are a few items in my closet from there. Let’s see…. My last great buy was at Kohls, a shirt for $2.50. Makes me like it even more.
- How many times do you wear your jeans between washes? However many times I have to.
- What is your favorite clothing brand? I don’t really do favorites. I like Express and Limited, though haven’t been overjoyed the last few seasons. Old Navy is great for cheap clothing (especially when trying to buy clothes in a size you might not always be).
- What color rules your wardrobe? Beige. I love beige clothing. Love it, love it, love it. I consistently have to tell my self I can’t buy a sweater or something that I appreciate at Field’s because I already have four beige sweaters.
- Do you have a favorite hobby you do during your free time? My new favorite hobby is knitting. I’m not sure how long that’ll last, but it’s a nice hobby because there continues to be more for me to learn and more challenging projects, and that can go on for a while.
- Do you get much free time or is it usually just grabbed where you can get it? Well, with the addition of SNB to my weekly schedule, I’m feeling like I get less free time than I did this fall. But I still have a lot more than when I was working at the , or than I will when I go back to school. So no complaints.
- Is there any kind of hobby you would like to learn? Well, what was on my list was knitting, so…. If I have to add a new one, I think I’ll say painting, because I have absolutely no talent for the fine arts and have always been jealous of because she does.
- Age? 27. Shut up.
- Sex? Female. And no. (Just to re-iterate.)
- Location? Twin Cities, Minnesota, US
- Single? Not married. Boyfriend of 5 months. Would say no if I got asked out, so I guess the answer is no.
- How long have you been doing the fridayfiver? I have no idea. A year or so? Give or take 6 months?
- Moving: According to a recent report on American Public Media’s ‘Marketplace,’ in New York City, landlords and developers are paying big money (in some cases upwards of six figures and more) to convince renters to vacate their rent-controlled apartments. The practice, which makes way for property owners to then raise rents or build luxury condos, is now commonplace in many cities where rent-controlled housing still exists. Do you like your home or apartment? If so, what would it take to get you to agree to move? I think no, if only to maintain the idea of rent-control. I think it’s good (though I’ve not lived in a situation like that, and am not even sure if we have that in Minnesota).
- You Choose: Which is more important to you… Liberty or Security? I saved this one for last, because, well, it’s deep. I’m really a fan of liberty and freedom, and would find it very hard to live in some parts of this world that don’t have that. And there’s a sort of security in freedom. But I also really like that I feel safe, where I live, where I work (I don’t think I was meant to live in New York City), and truly treasure that as well. And honestly, if I have to pick one over the other, I’m going with security, because I think that I could secretly practice or at least still hold in my mind and heart those things where my freedoms could be taken away (religion comes to mind), but would find it very hard to cope in a war zone or always under terrorist attack or anything like that where my security was never guaranteed.
- Drinking: If you could drink anything right now–alcoholic or otherwise–what and how much of it would you drink? Well, I’ve got a homemade mocha sitting here that’s pretty good. A nice glass of ice water or really cold milk could be good too.
- Counting: How many light bulbs are in your home, and when was the last time you had to change one? Ooh…. OK, so this is only an estimate, and I’m counting light fixtures, not individual bulbs. Ten. Some of those have multiple bulbs in them (like the kitchen lights). Christmas Eve Eve, replaced the one in the front room so we could exchange gifts by the tree.
Get Your Drink On
- What is your favorite beverage? Why? We’ve done this here before. White Chocolate Mocha from Starbucks. And Coke original in a glass with ice. And really good milk (but I’m very picky about it).
- Your preference: Tea, coffee, or hot cocoa? Truthfully, hot cocoa, then coffee, then tea.
- Favorite thing to drink in the heat of summer? Lemonade-Iced-Tea.
- Worst beverage you’ve ever tasted? Beer.
- How do you take your water: flavored, bottled, carbonated, or straight from the tap? Tap, with ice.
I just wrote January 2008 on something. And it’s not a typo. I mean, I know I’ve got file folders set up through 2010 for the council, but that’s because it was just easier to do… six years at once. But 2008? I shudder. Do you know how old I’ll be in 2008?
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- How many pets do you have? What species? Ages? Two obese cats, and , though the former may just be re-named “The One Who Pees In Inappropriate Places Like My Shoes,” though that’s a bit long. Two fish, Milton Waddams and Sir Poops-A-Lot, both goldfish and huge. And a placastamus (totally spelled that wrong and I don’t care today) that has no name. The fish are all… 2-ish.
- Do you know anyone who has a creepy/odd pet, like a spider or a hog? No, though I think if she could, would own a bat.
- What do pets mean to you? Something to love, take care of, nurture, be responsible for.
- Two Favorite shows from your childhood: The Smurfs; Little House On The Prairie.
- Two songs that describe you: Fighter by Christina Aguilera; Fugitive by the Indigo Girls.
- Two style mistakes you made when you were younger (hairstyles, clothes, shoes): Can I just list all of the 80′s? Home perms (though not my choice); bangs.
- Two accomplishments that you are proud of: deciding to change careers; growing beyond past hurts.
- Two people that you miss the most: College girlfriends (as a collective whole they count as 1); my grandma Johnson (‘s mom) who died before I was born, because I think she’d have lots of cool stories to tell and would have kept that part of the family a bit healthier emotionally.
- Something that bothered you last week: gossip.
- Something that made you smile: news that we were getting a temp in to help with the backup of clerical work.
- Something that made you sad: the last half hour of King Kong (I’m not too… something to admit that I cried [link removed], though I might not admit that in person, and I was arguably overly emotional this weekend anyways).
- Something that made you angry: continually peeing on all of my shoes.
- Something that made you happy: getting back in touch with a friend from high school.
What are your three most favorite articles of clothing?
- My pink suede shoes
- My grey sweatpants from the Gap (courtesy of )
- My Judson long-sleeved t-shirt (that’s an XL, so it looks ridiculous on me and I barely wear it, but it’s comfort clothing nonetheless)
- Have you ever caused someone physical harm deliberately? Not since and I were little. Oh, and I hit a lot of boys in the shoulder the first half of college.
- What mundane things in life frustrate you the most? Wrong number phone calls at work.
- Have you ever had a screaming match in public? No, never. I screamed at my parents a few times when I was younger, and I’ve yelled at youth group kids a few times, but I try not to express my anger inappropriately or un-constructively, even though its hard at times.
- Which celebrity do you wish would just drop dead? Jessie Ventura. (.01 seconds to reply)
- Do you believe in the death penalty? No. I think it’s a much greater punishment to live without freedom.