October 17, 2007

An E-mail "Get To Know Your Friends" Game I Just Finished Playing

Sloan sent this to me. I surprised myself by filling it out. Feel free to answer some (or all ) of the questions yourself, in the comments section, should you feel so inspired. Kind of a fun way to unwind after a crazy day.

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes, my grandmother Elizabeth. A curious note: everyone in my family has blue eyes except me. Mine are green, and I got them from Grandma E, although she had one green eye and one brown eye. A favorite joke: "I got my eyes from my grandma. She had green...eye."

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? When I last watched Paul Potts' opera audition on "Britain's Got Talent." And with every previous viewing. Seriously. Watch it. It melts even the chilliest of human hearts.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Not these days. It's very erratic.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Is brie meat?

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? Nope.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Hells, yes. I'm a blast, and I'm a great friend, and I'm a great networker on other people's behalf.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? I'm a stand-up comedian. I'm sure you can deduce.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes. But no gallbladder.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No. Too jerky. But skydiving is a scream.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Lucky Charms. With whole milk.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Only if they have laces.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? I weight train 5 days a week, so, yes. Emotionally and psychologically, though, I'm strong as a starving kitten.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? Chubby Hubby or Chunky Monkey. Or something carmel-y.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their level of genuine interest in others, and overall curiosity and desire to challenge themselves. Those things are paramount.

15. RED OR PINK? My blog nickname is "Bella Rossa," so, maybe...both?

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR SELF? Inability to accept praise. Inability to stop my mind from whirring, and my infinite capacity for self-criticism.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My brother Steve. He's been gone for 19 years now. I miss him every day. I wish he could see how far I've come.

18. DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS? Yep. One so far. It's in Latin and it's about comedy.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Rolled-up blue jeans, white leggings underneath, white and blue running shoes.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? Overpriced roast beef sandwich and Lorina sparkling French berry lemonade at the coffeeshop where I am now.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The Pretenders: "Message of Love."

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Pasty/pink #323.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? The smell of a swimming pool, sweaty horses/saddle leather, and jet fuel.

24.WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Tony Sam.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I love her to tiny beautiful little pieces. (I love my nieces to pieces?)

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Eh. Why watch when you could play? Maybe baseball. But then, maybe it's the hot dogs and beer and cute boys I like.

27. HAIR COLOR? Red.

28. EYE COLOR? Green.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Nope, I walk around in in a fuzzy, nearsighted haze. I like it that way.

30. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? Mangoes and blueberries.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? I'd like to say happy endings, but they're rarely believable.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? "The Girl Most Likely To..." I relate a bit too much. Well, not to the murdering part. But the radical transformation/everyone treats you differently part.

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Blue, with a black hoodie.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? Summer. But with SPF 70.

35. HUGS OR KISSES? I haven't had a kiss in awhile. Ask me again later.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Pie. Pie! PIEPIEPIEPIEPIE. I even worked it into a "I used to be fat" joke onstage. It killed.

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? Kristy Mangel.

8 comments:

Jerell said...

DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? - Of course I don't, silly of you asking that.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? - The Kinks "Powerman"

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED - Purple Rain. Shelia E has the acting ability of a fruit fly.

MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? - (tie) God, Bella, Vicki from Small Womder.

K-Rock said...

oh g-d it. i guess this means i HAVE to do this now. :) for your comment thread readers, behold!:

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes. Kristy McNichol. I guess my parents were fans of the tv show "Family" and she was the little girl on it. I've never seen it. Kristy was institutionalized some years back. I did, however, watch Empty Nest, and she was the (probably) lesbian cop daughter.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? Not sure, but it was probably during one of my little late night existential meltdowns. They happen every now and again, and I just get it all outta ma system! Therapy, who needs it.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Sort of, but it's not very cool like all of my penpals' handwriting.

4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? Dude, I've been eating turkey deli meat sandwiches like it's the last supper!

5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? I hope to someday raise goats.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? What kind of question is this!? No, I wouldn't, I'm mean and boring and I'm not willing to change.

7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? See above. Actually, I'm finding that when I use sarcasm I feel like I'm coming off as rude or mean, b/c I'm not very good at it.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Sure. Although with age I am finding that I'm less and less interested in "thrill-seeking" activities.

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I barely ever eat cereal, but I'll say probably one of the weird Kashi ones.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? Most of the time.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Not as strong as I'd like. I'm working on it, though.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? GELATO. Fuck ice cream. Pales in comparison.

14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? The way they carry themselves. And their asses.

15. RED OR PINK? Pink!

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOUR SELF? Oh I don't know. My weight I guess. Whatever.

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? Right now, Pat.

18. DO YOU HAVE ANY TATTOOS? No, and I likely never will.

19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Not pants, a skirt, and it's pink corduroy. Stripy sandals.

20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE? I am eating the shit out of this fruit bouquet right now.

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? My fingers typing on a keyboard; construction work on the street below.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Pink.

23. FAVORITE SMELLS? Chocolate; fruit; soap

24.WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Lisa Wozniak.

25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? One of my favorite peoples of the last two years.

26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? Football (GO BILLS); and FOOTBALL (any team in the entire world, and all of their sexy, sexy players).

27. HAIR COLOR? Right now, blonde, light brown, and lowlighted brown.

28. EYE COLOR? Hazel.

29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No way. Glasses 4 Lyfe!

30. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD? PIZZA.

31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Abrupt endings with no moral. I will only watch scary movies w/ panda, who protects me. Otherwise, NO WAY.

32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? Candyman. :-/ (i liked it).

33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Black shirt, black hoodie.

34. SUMMER OR WINTER? WINTER.

35. HUGS OR KISSES? Both! Hugs for all of my friends, every day.

36. FAVORITE DESSERT? Something chocolatey and oozy.

37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? YOUR MOM.

Dale said...

All I need to know is you love Lucky Charms and have one tattoo. We were separated at birth but only because I told Mom I don't like red hair. :-)

Bella Rossa said...

Jerell: it's funny you mention Sheila E's acting ability using the term "fruit fly," I'm watching Transformers right now, and Megan Fox is equally gorgeous and horrible as an actress. Even when a bead of sweat trickles down her cheek, I think "No, that's not believable."

Kristy You were named after Kristy McNichol? Did I know that? So awesome. It so easily could have been Leif Garrett instead.

When I answered the bungee jumping question, I almost linked to that awesome picture of you.

Also, at first when I saw this: "late night existential meltdowns," I thought it said "late night extraterrestrial meltdowns," and I thought, "whoa, there ARE a lot of things about Kristy I don't know."

Thanks for participating, guys! I hope more people do, too.

Grant Miller said...

What's your opinion of movies that end so happy that they're a little creepy?

Bubs said...

I like this list. We share your love of pie as a favorite dessert. We often, no kidding, discuss pie while we're sitting around the house drinking, like last night. MizBubs picked up a new cookbook at the library and it was chock-full of pie recipes we've never tried before.

The Freelance Cynic said...

'But then, maybe it's the hot dogs and beer and cute boys I like.'

Sounds like I should get into baseball.

Bella Rossa said...

Grant - if it's sufficiently creepy, that just might be my kind of movie.

Bubs - glad you enjoyed it! Discussing pie while drinking sounds like an awfully fun way to spend an evening.

Freelance Cynic - I know, it's not cricket, but seriously, there's a lot of fun involved in American baseball. And by fun, yes, I mean beer, hot dogs, and cute boys. You really should hop over for a Cubs game sometime.