I “borrowed” this meme from MaryP, who posted it on a Monday after she found it here on a Sunday, which makes her my partner in meme-thievery and inspiration for doing it on a different day of the week. Feel free to take it yourself!
If I looked on the bed next to you, what would I find?
My husband, most likely; a book, possibly; the dog, probably
Do you go to the bathroom with the door open or closed?
Closed but not locked
Are your underwear and socks folded in your drawer or just thrown in?
I take them all out and re-fold them every few weeks, but they get messed up pretty quickly. I may re-think how I store them after we move, since we’ll be re-arranging a lot of things then anyway.
Sleep on your back or stomach?
Neither – I’m a side sleeper
Are you a cuddler?
What would I find if I looked UNDER your bed?
A zippered clothing storage bag for out-of-season clothes, a few boxes, a shelf frame – and maybe a few other things I can’t remember. I’ll find out when we take the bed apart to move it, I guess!
Something that happened today that made you angry?
A phone caller who suggested that I don’t know how to organize my department. She was transferred to me because the person who could help her was out sick, and when I couldn’t answer her question, she expressed the opinion that it was poor organization not to have a backup. I apologized for inconveniencing her by not being able to provide her with an immediate answer. Part of why it got to me is that I think she’s not all wrong about the backup – and we do cross-train, but not for every single little job function – but her getting pissy made me pissy in return.
What were you doing before this survey?
Writing another post – that is, slacking off work.
What will you do after the survey?
Paste it into my blog template, and then see what I can wrap up before I leave the office today.
Marriage or living together?
Marriage twice (but NOT a third time!) – but I lived with husband #2 for exactly a year before we got married, and it was good
What shirt are you wearing now?
Beige stretch-cotton Lands’ End T-shirt under a lightweight ruffled tan jacket from Coldwater Creek (yes, sometimes I dress older than I am – sad, really, considering that I’m in my mid-40’s)
Do you sing?
Yes. Love it. Most of the time I’m on key, too…
Do you de-label your beer bottles?
No, because I don’t drink beer
Do you talk about your feelings or hide them?
I’m still more comfortable writing about them than talking about them, but people who know me pretty well can usually get me talking fairly easily.
Is there something you regret and wish you could take back?
If there were just ONE thing, I’d be doing very well. There are plenty, but I really try not to dwell on them.
First thing you do when you wake up?
Turn off the alarm, sit up, and stretch.
Ever had surgery?
Yes, once, but I got a baby out of it!
Last argument you got into?
With the phone caller I mentioned earlier…
Do you tend to rip the paper off water bottles?
What’s one good thing about your best friend?
Being able to laugh at the same things
How long does it take for you to fall asleep at night?
I’ll read till my eyes start closing – on some nights, that takes ten minutes or less. Then I turn off the light, curl up next to my husband, and I’m usually out within a few minutes after that.
When you shut off your alarm clock, do you tend to fall back asleep?
No, I get right up and out of bed. I HAVE to.
If you were given the chance to take care of a monkey for a weekend, would you?
If I still worked at the zoo, maybe, but I would NOT do it for free!
What are you looking forward to in the next few months?
Getting moved and settled into our new place!
It’s midnight. Who are you texting?
No one I know would be awake at midnight – and even for my East Coast friends, it would only be 3 AM.
It’s Wednesday afternoon, where are you usually?
At my desk, just like Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday – until 4:30, and then I’m in the car, heading home.
Honestly, if you could have ANYONE in the world, who would it be?
I guess I’d better say Tall Paul, right :-)? But it’s true!
Your Christmas list consists of?
Ask me in a few more weeks – I really haven’t thought much about it yet. The Season 2 DVD of 30 Rock will be on it if I don’t buy it before then, though…
You’re going to New York for shopping, where do you go first?
Macy’s in Herald Square, of course!
You need a new pair of jeans, what store do you go to first?
Kohl’s. They have those Lee Custom Fit ones that I like best.
How do you feel about your hair?
Depends on how cooperative it’s being. Today I like it.
What movie is in your DVD player?
It’s either empty, or it still has Disc 4 (or 5?), Season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in there.
If you could move away, no questions asked, where would you move?
Maybe the Pacific Northwest. Someplace pretty, temperate, not too crowded, and less expensive…
What’s the greatest thing that happened to you today?
It was kind of a blah day, to be honest – nothing outstanding happened, good or bad.
What would you change about your life right now?
I’d have enough financial security that both my husband and I could do the creative things we’d rather be doing.
What’s the best feeling in the world?
Relaxing after a job well done!