Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Partner Meme - Part 1

So, Thea tagged me with a meme last week, but I was all, "I've got a tumor to discuss" and "Make way for incessant blogging about my health concerns".

And I have a bit of a problem with memes, actually. Namely, my problem is that I have real difficulty making them good reading. I don't think my answers are particularly inspired (or inspiring), and they often read like a list of my neuroses: does not like cinnamon or coconut, refuses to wear anything asymmetrical, etc.

In thinking of a way to make this meme interesting, I have asked my partner, SRH, to join me in this particular post - part 1 of what may turn out to be 2.
I give my answers, and he fires back with his thoughts (in blue).

Just another way to get to know me – through the eyes of my ever-loving, geeky partner.

1. What time did you get up this morning?
7:18 am
I set the alarm for 7am and hit the snooze twice.
I love the snooze button - except when SRH uses it. Then I kind of hate it.

I hit the snooze button and it’s all, “You can only do that one more time, Buddy! It will wake me up and you don’t want that.”

2. Diamonds or pearls?
“If I gave you diamonds and pearls? Would you be a happy boy or a girl? If I could, I would give you the world. But all I can do is just offer you my love”. – Because there’s never an inappropriate time to quote a Prince song.

How can you not quote a Prince song? He has at least 14 billion songs in his library and after a while, he just lists gibberish - “Starfish and coffee, Maple syrup and jam, Butterscotch clouds, a tangerine, and a side order of ham” WTF??? One can easily end up quoting him inadvertently.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
It was fabulous! Before that, I was supposed to see Dreamgirls, but my friend Ellen wanted to see The Holiday. I do not believe in criticizing other women in a public forum, but I will make a small observation that Cameron Diaz is no Meryl Streep.

I don’t have any friends.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
I don’t really know. I like Heroes. I don’t have any rabid favorites right now.

Ummm… I believe she is loath to tell people that it is TLC’s Moving Up. She’s DVR-ing this show.

5. What did you have for breakfast?
Didn’t eat breakfast.
Keith Richards told me not to.

Stupid Keith Richards!

6. What is your middle name?
My mom wanted to give me an “ordinary” name as a fall back option in case I hated my first name. My first name being a bit…uh…interesting.
Her first name is definitely interesting, but it’s much better than the other options they didn’t use: Cinnamon and Angel.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?

Ummm… it’s pizza only if prime rib, or cherries, or watermelon aren’t allowed to be contenders. I would be hard pressed to put pizza in her top 5. Sure, it is the one food that she would probably eat the most often, but favorite? Come on now.

8. What foods do you dislike?
Oh my, the list is way too long.
And the people reading this already have firm opinions on just how neurotic I am. I’ll go with the big “hates”: cheese, seafood and all fish, peppers, graham crackers.

That’ll do, pig. That’ll do.

9. What are your favorite chips?
Lay’s Kettle Cooked Barbeque chips.
My gall bladder is seizing up just thinking of them.
The operative word being “kettle cooked” – that woman loves her some fried snacks.

10. What is your favorite CD at the moment?
This moment (and maybe always) – Ani DiFranco’s Living in Clip.

Ummm…I beg to differ; I believe currently it is the Commodores Greatest Hits.

11. What kind of car do you drive?


12. Favorite sandwich?
Rare roast beef on sourdough with real mayonnaise and sliced tomatoes which have been salted and have Chicago Steak Seasoning on them.

Or you know, whatever kind of sandwich.

Really, she ain’t picky… as long as it is that sandwich and made from the Dietz and Watson's London Broil deli meat.

13. What are characteristics you can't stand?
Tumor-ific and non-shrinking.

She also dislikes focal, nodule, and hyperplasia.

14. What are your favorite clothes?
Athletic and/or yoga pants. Duh, I’m a very active woman from a very active family with a very active child.

What about pajamas? They count, right? She will wear pajamas for 72 hours straight.

15. If you could go anywhere on vacation where would you go?
To the mountains or other good hiking places – with SRH and Zane.
They are the loves of my life. The rest is just gravy. Good mountain-y gravy, but gravy nonetheless.


16. There was no sixteen in this little questionnaire so I'll just give you a random fact about myself:
I won a hula hooping contest in 7th grade – I hooped for 45 minutes.
Clearly, I have a long history of being very active.

She has an amazing ability to remember commercial jingles. Go on, test her.

17. Where would you want to retire?
I cannot even imagine.

I am not sure she could ever retire from her social justice work.

18. Favorite time of day?
Any time I’m alone.
I like my family and friends, but I really dig alone time right now.

She does like the alone time. I like spending time WITH her. Hijinks ensue…

19. Where were you born?
I burst from my mother’s womb in northeastern Ohio.

At least she didn’t say “loins.” Ah, Crap! I did.

20. What is your favorite sport to watch?
During the Olympics, I like to watch rhythmic gymnastics.
I was a seriously competitive gymnast for most of my formative years. Which you might guess is all fun and flippy, but I found it to be tumor-inducing.

Stupid tumor-inducing gymnastics! I wish she had focused on lottery-win- inducing badminton.

21. Coke or Pepsi?
Pepsi, but I’m not a big fan of the soda pop.


22. Beavers or ducks?
I’m not sure I understand this one. Why must I choose?

I think she would go with ducks.

23. Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Naturally, I’m a night owl. Since having Zane, I’ve become much more of a morning person.

I am quite the night owl, and she is just a better parent in the morning.

24. Pedicure or manicure?
Manicures don’t last long enough. And they’re stupid.

(I got nothing.)

25. What did you want to be when you were little?
A world famous gymnast – without a tumor.

I bet Dominique Dawes doesn't have a tumor.

So there it is - my answers and SRH's. A peek into the magic that is the our household.


nancy said...

Oh dear, I just did a Meme and tagged you so I just took you off my tagged list since you just openly expressed your non-adoration of the things. But if you choose, go for it.

I like the idea of a couple Meme like you did - FUN!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm... kettle-cooked. It really is a shame we didn't hang out in college. Or now, for that matter.

Zany Mama said...

No, no, no I adore being tagged for memes. I just feel like my execution is poor. It's a performance issue on my part. I'll consider myself tagged.

I really do love all things fried up.

And it is SUCH a shame we can't hang out right now. I have a feeling there might be some cosmic twin action going on.

Thea said...

Awesome execution, I must say. And I giggled out loud at SRH's obvious (but a little quirky) lust for gravy...

Christy said...

That was adorable. I'd love to do that sort of thing with my man.. don't think he'd be into it.

BTW - thanks for your comments on my blog, very thoughtful.

zulhai said...

Oh, the tandem posts are hilarious! If only y'all weren't so active, maybe then you would be more bloggy.

elengant said...

I must come out of my lurker zone and defend myself...Cameron must admit the real reason for The Holiday was to drool over Jude, oh, I mean in your case, a low "ooohhh" in the movie theatre. :)

Zany Mama said...

The man do love some gravy. He is from the south after all.

You're welcome. Sounds like quite a miserable time you're having. Any time I can use the wisdom gained from having a GIGANTOR liver tumor to help others, I'll consider doing it.

What? I'm sorry. I didn't hear you, I was too busy doing my stripper-aerobics routine.

Well, well, I know what it takes to make you de-lurk. You never should have played that hand my friend. Now I'll mock you just to get you to say something.

And yes, yes Jude Law is some nice eye candy. I'll admit it.

belsum said...

Diamonds and Pearls was the last Prince record I bought - on tape! Oddly though, the only ones I've since bought on CD are the pre-1999 ones. Well, at least I also have bootlegs (Camile! Black Album on vinyl, woohoo!) so I can feel cool.