Embarrassing story: In travelling back and forth between my college home and my home home multiple times this month, I lost the list I’d made of the 40 things to give up. List is currently being reconstructed; posts will resume shortly. With love, Breezy
I am subscribed to 21 channels on YouTube. I have 194 movies in my Netflix queue. There are 17 shows in my favorites on Hulu. If those numbers didn’t get my point across, the point is this: I spend a lot of every day watching things. In the play I’m working on writing, the main character, Anna Douglas, says at one point that she doesn’t watch movies. Her boyfriend, James,...
I usually start my day with coffee. If something major is happening that day (like an On Night at the newspaper, a paper coming due, a job interview, an event where I have to be super personable, etc.), there will be another cup of coffee. If someone invites me out to get coffee and catch up, there will be another cup. I usually try to make two cups a day my max, but sometimes those cups are...
3.23.12: Self-deprecating comments
As you can see by the above screenshot of my Facebook, one of my favorite things to do is make jokes at my own expense. When I announced to my FB friends that I was going to try giving up 40 things that are part of my daily life for one day each, my friend Em suggested I give up self-deprecating comments. Because she’s been a darling friend of mine for three years now, I decided...
A brief-ish survey (more actual posts tomorrow...
1: What eye color do you find sexiest?
Any? So long as you have eyes.
2: White, milk, or dark chocolate mocha?
Oh, Jesus. All. Especially with some peppermint up in thurr. Or some cinnamon.
3: If you could get a Sharpie tattoo on your back, what would it be?
A LION. Huge and orange-and-yellow and proud.
4: Did you grow up in a small or big town? Did you like it?
I maintain that Omaha is a big city. Suck it, Chicago.
5: Your favorite adult as a child? (and not your parents, if they were your favorite)
My teachers. I was always a teacher's pet/super-nerdy-teacher-fangirl.
6: What kind of smoothie sounds really good right now?
Strawberry banana. Only because mango is more for mornings.
7: Most embarrassing moment from your elementary school years?
That time I got locked in the bathroom and couldn't get out.
8: Most embarrassing moment from your middle school years?
Let's talk about what I wore to school every day. No, wait, let's not do that.
9: Most embarrassing moment from your high school years?
Two words: Honesty emails.
10: Pirates or ninjas? Why?
Pirates. They have their own language.
11: Have you ever climbed a tree more than twenty feet off the ground?
12: Did you like swinging as a child? Do you still get excited when you see a swing set?
Yes on both counts.
13: If you could have any pet in the world, illegal or not, what would you get?
Penguins. Always penguins.
14: What's your most favorite part of your body?
I'm in love with my ankles.
15: What's your most favorite part of your personality?
I'm quirky as fuck and I love it.
16: Madonna or Lady Gaga? Neither? Both? Who cares?
17: Have you ever watched the Superbowl all the way through?
Every year! By "watched," you mean "rated the commercials and ate a bunch of Pizza Rolls," right?
18: Have you ever watched any major sporting event drunk?
Never been drunk ever, just tipsy.
19: What's the most delicious food you've ever eaten in your life?
Chocolate raspberry cake.
20: Margarine or butter? Which did you grow up with?
Margarine. It's healthier, right?
21: Whole, skim, 1%, or 2% milk? (Did you know they make 1 1/2% milk?)
22: Which continents have you been on?
Europe and North America.
23: Do you get motion sickness? Any horror stories?
24: Backpacks or satchels?
The hell is a satchel? I prefer giant canvas purses with political-statement buttons.
25: Would you wear a rainbow jacket? A neon yellow sweater? Checkered pants?
YES; maybe?; nope.
26: What was your favorite cartoon growing up?
Doug. Or Arthur.
27: If you had to have a cow or a pig, which would you take? Why?
A cow. I would ride it to school.
28: If you had to look at one city skyline for the rest of your life, which would it be?
29: Longest plane ride you've ever been on?
London to Chicago.
30: The latest you've ever slept?
1 in the afternoon.
31: Would you buy a sweater covered in kitten pictures? Would you wear it if someone gave it you for free?
Absolutely not. I have SOME standards, y'know.
32: Do you pick at scabs?
Shut up, Mom!
33: Favorite kind of bean? Kidney? Black? Pinto?
All beans are gross. Except coffee beans. Mmmmm.
34: How far can you throw a baseball?
Far enough to hit your mom.
35: If you had to move to another country, where would you move?
England. London is amaaaaazing.
36: Have you ever eaten Ethiopian food? Vietnamese? Korean? Nepalese? How was it?
No on all counts, but I do love Thai food.
37: Small, liberal arts school or public university? Why?
As someone who goes to a liberal arts school-- I pick that one. I LOVE my college.
38: A relationship with love or one with sex?
Always love. Always.
39: Do you eat enough vegetables?
No. They are gross.
40: Do you like horror movies? How about thrillers?
No; Yes. (Hitchcock every day, "Saw" never.)
41: Would you scratch a crotch itch in public?
42: Do you swear in front of your parents?
Only in dire circumstances.
43: Coolest thing you've ever been for Halloween?
44: If you could change your natural hair color, would you? To what?
45: Do you want to get married? Have kids?
46: Do you use a reusable water bottle? If not, you should.
HA! Thanks, question. I'll get on that.
47: City or nature person?
Both? I LOVE access to movies/shopping/theatre/art/music, but I've always wanted a cabin in a forest by a stream.
48: Have you ever used something other than "makeup" as makeup? (Like paint? Markers?)
I used a dandelion to make yellow eyeshadow once.
49: Can you walk well in high heels? Even if you're a guy?
No. Frickin. Way.
50: Post 5 awesome things about yourself. BRAG AWAY.
A) I have written over 50 newspaper articles in my life for four different papers.
B) I have a column online (Facebook.com/Forte.Online).
C) I wrote a play! I am currently working on its third draft and love my characters more every day.
D) I have gone a year and a half without getting in a car accident.
E) I still have ten toes and ten fingers. This is an accomplishment for me.
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For the last month or so, I’ve been at home. I had to emergency-leave college due to gallbladder surgery, and I’ve been on enforced dietary and activity restrictions that made it impossible to go back as yet. However, one thing that is definitely allowed for me to eat (even though I shouldn’t) is sugar… and that is an issue. I’d been doing much better about...
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