Let others know a little bit more about you; repost this with your name and “ology” at the end – and your own answers, of course! I usually get this kind of thing via e-mail, but in this case, I picked up both the meme and the “self-definition quiz” at the end of it from Sunshine.


Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Ken’s Steakhouse brand Lite Northern Italian or Sweet Vidalia Onion; otherwise, Italian vinaigrette or honey mustard. Yes, four is “choice;” these are the only varieties I will choose to eat. If all you have is Ranch, my salad wil go naked, but thanks anyway.

Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. Back Yard Burgers back in Tennessee, so obviously I don’t eat there much anymore. Since that’s really not an option, I’ll go with Subway or In-N-Out Burger.

Q. What is your favorite sit down restaurant?
A. Dakota’s Steakhouse, for a special occasion or if my mother-in-law is paying; otherwise, we’re almost regulars at California Pizza Kitchen.

Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. 15-20%

Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
A. Pasta – just vary the sauces a little bit, and I’m good.

Q. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
A. Just cheese is OK with me, but if we’re sharing and you want something on it, sausage or pepperoni would be just fine.

Q. What do you like to put on your toast?
A. Butter, cinnamon and sugar


Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. On the MacBook, a picture of Tall Paul, my son Chris, and me at Chris’ college graduation (you can see the UT flag behind us):

At work, one of my favorite pictures from my wedding day:

Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. Two, and that’s enough; one’s just for video games and DVDs, though


Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. Right

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. My wisdom teeth, and one baby delivered by C-section

Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?
A. Never! You won’t believe me, but it’s true. I consider my good teeth compensation for my rotten vision.

Q. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A. I can’t remember, so I probably didn’t injure myself while doing it

Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. No.


Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. I don’t think so…I can see where it might be useful for planning purposes, but overall I think I’d rather be surprised – however, according to this, it’s going to happen on September 15, 2051, at the age of 87. (Thanks – I think – to Karen,)

Q. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
A. I would swap my first and middle names. I think I would have grown up with an entirely different personality if I’d been born a day earlier and named Elizabeth, after my other grandmother (her birthday was the day before my mother’s, which is also mine). I do use it as my Starbucks alias, though.

Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
A. Red or purple. I wonder if that’s why those were our wedding colors? Then again, I wore white that day myself…

Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. Not that I recall

Q. Have you ever saved someone’s life?
A. Not literally – and if I’ve done so figuratively, they’ve never told me

Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. No, thank goodness – it’s never been that seriously in danger


Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. I don’t know…make it $250, maybe?

Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. No.

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. Sure. It’s way more money than I’d ever make from the blogging itself.

Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A. No, because I’d probably have to pay it all back in refunds to people who bought the magazine and had to see the pictures.

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
A. No.

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. No, definitely not.


Q. What is in your left pocket?
A. Nothing.

Q. Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. I’ve been told you have to see it at least twice before you really appreciate it, and I’ve only been able to bring myself to do it once. It has its moments, but overall I’d have to say “no,” in my opinion.

Q. Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A. Carpet.

Q. Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A. Stand

Q. Would you live with roommates?
A. If family doesn’t count, then no; I am too old for that aggravation.

Q. How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
A. none

Q. Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A. January 2007. I got pulled over for an expired tag – it was in my glove compartment with my current, paid registration, but I had forgotten to put it on my license plate, since the previous July. No ticket, though, since I fixed it immediately

Q. Who is number 1 on your Top 8?
A. Tall Paul would be, if I had one


Q: Last Friend you talked to?
A: Teresa

Q: Last person who called you?
A: Tall Paul

Q: Last person you hugged?
A: Tall Girl

Q: Last person to stick their foot in your face?
A: Probably my sister, back when we were six or seven…


Q: Number?
A: 28

Q: Season?
A: Spring


Q: Missing someone?
A: David

Q: Mood?
A: Calm, getting tired

Q: Listening to?
A: The computer keyboard clicking as I type

Q: Watching?
A: Nothing

Q: Worrying about?
A: Finishing the reading for Book Club before Friday night’s meeting


Q: First place you went this morning?
A: My sister’s house

Q: What can you not wait to do?
A: Have a three-day weekend!

Q: What’s the last movie you saw in theater?
A: Charlie Wilson’s War

Q: Do you smile often?
A: Yes

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A: Yes, but not an extroverted one

You can take the following “quiz” multiple times and get a different result each time. I’ve been defined as two different nouns – “a human transformer (robot in disguise)” and “person who falls into an outhouse and dies” (Bleagh! Besides, according to the day-of-death question above, that’s not how I’m supposed to meet my end), but this one’s my favorite:

Florinda —

Tastes like fried chicken

‘How will you be defined in the dictionary?’ at QuizGalaxy.com

Yum, fried chicken!

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  1. You’ve never had a cavity? Amazing.

    My one claim to dental fame is that the first time I went to the dentist I was 16 and had 9 cavities. (My parents did not seem to feel dental care was important.)

  2. Working Girl – 9 cavities, out of 32 teeth? Wow.

    I’m not exactly sure how I lucked out in the teeth department – I never wore braces, either. But I do consider it a fair tradeoff for my eyesight.