Res tagged me with some freakishly complicated meme that has way too many instructions, so I'm not going to do that one. Instead I will be my rebellious self and do the one I want to do, which is below. Res swiped it from Shakespeare's Sister and I'm swiping it from him.
Accent: Because I pretty much grew up in Ohio (With a couple of stints in Delaware and Virginia) I probably have a typical midwestern accent and speak with those flattened vowels I've read about. But, I swear I sound just like all those generic local newcasters. Whether you're in New York or Georgia, they all sound the same and I think that's the way I sound when I speak -- between the cackling, of course!
Booze: Whatever cocktail I choose is primarily based on the prettiness of the glasses. If my husband I go out to dinner, it's one vodka martini straight up with three olives. Or if I'm in the mood, it's dry red wine ONLY if they have those bulbous gorgeous red wine glasses. If you can drink anything out of a styrofoam cup, I only have one thing to say to you -- and that is -- pshaw!
Chore I Hate: I hate all chores and avoid them like the plague. Why do you think I'm doing this meme instead of more responsible adult-like activities. Next question....
Dog or Cat: Since I was never allowed to have animals growing up, I've really learned to love all animals in my adult life. They're all really cool. Huge dogs scare me though.
Essential Electronics: We just bought a DVD a few months ago. Hello? I don't need no stinkin' electronics.
Favorite Cologne: As long as it smells good, I'm not picky. Right now I'm wearing Tiffany.
Gold or Silver: I have a fair complexion, so gold looks better on me, especially if the gold is covered in diamonds. (Shut up, I already know all about Sierra Leone.)
Hometown: I've moved too often in my life to ever feel like I really have a hometown, which makes me sort of sad.
Job Title: Empiress of Blue Girl Marketing and Advertising! I am the ultimate manipulator!
Kids: One son -- just turned 14. He's been acting quite amazing in the last few weeks and I'm so proud of him that my heart could burst right now. I know this feeling will quickly fade, so I'm taking full advantage of the feeling while it lasts.
Living Arrangements: I live in a typical suburb which is disappointing to me in some ways. As soon as my son goes to college, we plan to move.
Most Admirable Traits: I'm not one to blow my own horn in a serious way. You tell me.
Number of Sexual Partners: Pshaw!
Overnight Hospital Stays: The only time I had to stay in the hospital overnight was when I had my son. When they told me I could go home, I begged them to stay. I was scared to death to go home. But I did. And I've survived thus far.
Phobias: I used to think fear of heights, but I think it's more fear of falling. Which really means fear of not having any control. Don't tell me I need to get over it. Don't ever ask me to go skiing. Ain't gonna happen. Ski lifts? Whattya you? Insane?
Quote: "We're so lucky!" -- Gotta always remember that when you start letting the silly little things in life get you down. Most things you worry about don't mean a hill of beans.
Religion: I'm still learning all about it. I do believe that everything happens for a reason though.
Siblings: One younger sister, two younger stepsisters, one younger stepbrother and two older stepsisters. A regular shmorgasbord of dysfunction!
Time I Wake Up: Around 7. Unless I've been up from 2-5am, then my husband's a nice guy and let's me wake up when I wake up.
Unusual Talent or Skill: I'm a pretty good singer and I could totally kick your butt at tetherball. Oh, and I never miss a lay-up.
Vegetable I Love: I can take 'em or leave 'em. But, like animals, I've learned to love most of them in my old-ish age.
Worst Habit: I have many. And I'm not tellin'.
X-Rays: The older I get, the more scared of them I become. I don't ever want to hear the words....see this spot right here?
Yummy Foods I Make: I do not live up to my full potential in this area. I can cook. I can bake. But it's hard work! I make a great tomato, basil, mozzarella salad....but, that's not that original. It is a Blue Girl classic though! If any of you ever come to my house, I'll make that classic and serve it with a delicious pasta dish and of course, dry red wine in beautiful glasses...that's amore!
Zodiac Sign: Taurus. Stubborn? Moi? Yeah, just a tad. And guess what? Today begins my birthday week! Yay! Celebration time, c'mon! I've almost made it another year.
Must be a reason for that. Just gotta figure out what that reason is.