A Meme... Stolen from someone's archives.

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? God no. My middle name was issued to most of the girls in my neighborhood between the years of 1973-1976, however.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Last night. But I'm going to blame it on being physically and emotionally fried.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? My penmanship is stellar. I owe that to my mother making me rewrite my homework just about every night between second and fourth grade. Thanks to Mom the EMS Captain where I'm employed can actually read someone's run reports.


DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Two. Boy and a girl, eight and three years old. For some reason I've been reading Parenting magazine lately... Maybe I wouldn't mind one more.

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Yes. I am a dedicated friend. I'm honest, and I'll go to war for you if need be.

DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? *Blank stare* Surely you jest.

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Tonsils are gone. So is my gall bladder and my appendix. And 3/4's of my stomach.

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? In a heartbeat. Sign me up.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Strawberry Yogurt Cheerios. They're like a desert.

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Depends on what shoes I'm wearing. Work boots, yes. Tennis shoes, yes. Sandals, crocs and my chucks? No.

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? I never thought I was until I started at my current employer. We had (up until recently) a contract at a nursing home where the minimum weight was 400 lbs. My arms definitely developed a bit after a few months of runs out to that facility. I would say that there's one woman where I work who is stronger than I am.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Oh GOD I miss ice cream. Since I had the Gastric Bypass I'm pretty much limited to a lick or two off my kids cones. The flavor doesn't matter so much anymore. Pre-Gastric Bypass I would have to say Peanut Butter and Chocolate from Baskin Robbins.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? In a man, their eyes. Then their laugh. I love to laugh.

In a woman, hair. I'm not really sure why.

Pink. Pink pink pink. My cell phone is pink (and the one before that was as well.) McHottie refers to my purse as "the pink amoeba".

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? The difficulty I have with leaving work at work. I hope to overcome that soon, I'm working hard on it.

WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My Grandmother. She died ten years ago this year, and every time I pass the hospital room she was in when she passed I start to cry.

WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? I'm wearing pink red and white plaid flannel pj shorts and no socks or shoes. It's the middle of summer, ya know :)

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Crappy Thai food about nine hours ago.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? Well, Deadliest Catch is on Discovery, and I can hear it, but I'm not really paying attention.

IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Pink. I'm girly like that :)

FAVORITE SMELLS? Fresh cut grass. Roses. Suntan lotion. The smell right before it rains. Lilacs.


FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? College Football (GO BLUE!), followed by college basketball (GO DUKE!). That should make me popular :)

HAIR COLOR[S]? Reddish/blondish/brownish. Truthfully, I'm not sure what to label it as.

EYE COLOR? Brown, naturally.

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? I'm blind as a bat without them (to the tune of 20/400 vision uncorrected.) Tomorrow I think I'll be wearing my librarian glasses.

FAVORITE FOOD? Steak. Bloody. Maybe some mushrooms on top. Hey, I'm anemic. I need some iron :)

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Normally scary movies. Considering the fact that I have 30 Days of Night sitting on my desk for the last month, unwatched because I'm too afraid to watch it alone, I'm going to go with happy endings for this one.


WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? It's a black LifeFlight t-shirt. This shirt, 15 hours of CEU's and a nasty hangover are what I came home with from the last Partners For Life EMS conference. Which reminds me that I really need to sign up for my next Buddy Flight.

SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer for the weather, Winter for the holidays. I can't STAND the cold weather. My entire body hurts for almost four months a year and I'm constantly telling folks that I was born in the wrong climate. At the same time the months of November and December are my favorites. I love the holidays.

HUGS OR KISSES? That's a tough one. My kids give some of the best hugs EVER. My Partner gives great hugs when I'm having a rough day. At the same time there's something to be said for a hungry, firm, passionate kiss. A kiss that takes your breath away. A kiss that makes your knees shake.

FAVORITE DESSERT? My idea of a desert and the general publics are probably a little different. I can't have sugar like I used to. So for now it's the sugar free yogurt cones from that place in Swanton. And Grapenuts Granola. That's some good stuff :)

MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Shoot, I'm not tagging anyone, so I doubt anyone will respond.

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? Rescue 471 by Peter Canning.

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? A free mousepad from the local computer shop where I bought the parts for my last several computers.

WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT? Intervention on A and E.

FAVORITE SOUND[S]? Either one of my kids laughing. There's something about hearing your kids laugh, really laugh...

ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? If I had to pick I'd say Beatles, but I'm not a huge fan of either.

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME? Seattle, Washington. Coincidentally the most beautiful place I've ever had the pleasure of visiting, twice.

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? I'm pretty decent with a camera I guess.... I can play a mean version of "Dead Or Alive" by Bon Jovi on air guitar :)

WHERE WERE YOU BORN? THE Toledo Hospital in Toledo, Ohio. The happiest place on earth.


Laura said...

I'll respond, I promise, Epi! Just not tonight! I just got through working 13 hours. Not too dificult for many jobs, but as a counselor/therapist, it's a bit too mind numbing for a meme.

:o) But I'm not too tired to drop by and say hi!


Evil Lunch Lady said...

I love reading these things:) Every time I see pink, I'll think of you:)

Bernice said...

So you know, I replied over at my blog. Thanks for the ideer.

Fyremandoug said...

Nuh Uh Seattle is not the Most Beautiful place......well it might be our beautiful place but....well it is kinda purdy, Oh alright it is Beautiful.


Anonymous said...

So let's head back to the PNW. Someone told me once that Deception Pass is incredible this time of year.

Doug said...


Confirming what I always suspected... when I lived in T-Town I was the ONLY Ohio State fan in town. :-)

Anonymous said...

This one is YOUR fault! I made a thread in a forum where I'm a regular, modified the MEME a little bit to make it fit with the crowd there. Actually I get several clever thread topics from blogs.
I posted my answers. My grandma is the person I sincerely miss the most as well.