Who am I?**

I'm baaacckkk... You can expect great things now. It might be great green gobs of greasy grimy... well, I won't complete that thought. Ew! So, we can already see the direction this is going. I hope to raise the level of future posts, but this one is already doomed.

Anyway, Low and Slow from Flight Plan tagged me in this Who Are You quiz. Thanks Scott - I just love talking about myself!

1. Where were you born?

Hickory, North Carolina

 2. Were you named after someone?

Nope. Unless it was Dana Andrews (note: he’s a dude. I’ve always been traumatized by that. Heh).

3. If you have children, how many do you have?

I’ll give my stock answer here: I have Dr. M. (although I think he’d agree that if anyone is the child in this house, it’s me!).

4. How many pets do you have?

See #3 above :)

5. What is your worst injury?

Broken tailbone. It’s the gift that keeps on giving – I broke it at the end of March 2009 & it still gives me grief every now & then.

6. Do you have a special talent?

Does the ability to mishear things in the most humorous way possible count?

7. What's your favorite thing to bake?

or this (note: I always add chocolate chips to these):

Weight Watchers Pumpkin Spice Muffins
·  1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
·  1 (18 ounce) box Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Spice Cake Mix
·  3/4 cup water
·  nonstick cooking spray

Mix pumpkin, cake mix, and water together with a hand mixer.
Divide batter into sprayed muffin tins. (I use an ice cream scoop for ease).
Bake at 350* for 18-22 minutes or until the muffins "spring back" when lightly touched.

8. Favorite fast food?

Taco Bell Cantina Bowl with steak.

9. Would you bungee jump?

Back in the day? Mayyybbeee… Now – um, NO.

10. What is the first thing you notice about people?

Their expression – whether they look welcoming or forbidding, interested or bored, happy or ready to tell me what’s wrong with the world…

11. When was the last time you cried?

I think maybe last week. Or was it the week before? Well, for heaven's sake - if I can't remember then I'm due. I guess I need to read a Nicholas Sparks book to get going...

12. Any current worries?

Not really, not today anyway. Ask me again tomorrow.

13. Name 3 drinks that you drink regularly:

Diet Sundrop, water, diet Cherry 7 Up

14. What's your favorite book?

Lately it's the Harry Potter series, which I just reread.  

15. Would you like to be a pirate?

I just recently watched Pirates of Penzance (the one with Angela Lansbury, Linda Ronstadt & Kevin Kline) & I’m afraid that I would be like them – a band of tender-hearted pirates.

16. Favorite smells?

Cut grass, baking bread, cinnamon

17. Why do you blog?

So that I won’t bug all the people around me with all these words – they have to go somewhere!

18. What song do you want played at your funeral?

I don’t really want a funeral, but I figure that they’re for the people I’ve left behind - so they can do whatever they want.

19. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?

My inability to let chocolate sit uneaten.

20. Favorite hobby?

Puzzles, crochet

21. What do you look for in a friend?

Someone who gets my sense of humor.

22. Name something you've done that you never thought you'd do:

Live in Africa. Get married. Have hip surgery at such a “young” age.

23. Favorite fun things to do?

Watch baseball (or, rather have baseball on in the background while I do other stuff). Ride around looking at sheep with Dr. M.

24. Any pet peeves?
Then/than, loose/lose, my inability to let chocolate sit uneaten.

25. What's the last thing that made you laugh?

Dr. M makes me laugh on a daily basis, but the last thing that made me laugh was one of those autocorrect mistake sites. I don't know why, but they make me laugh until tears roll down my face - that kind of whole body shaking, not making any noise kind of laughing. Oh man. I can't really post any because they're not very nice, but if you'd like to see what I mean, go here

**Not Jean Valjean or 24601!


  1. All reasons why the Bug is loved so much I'd say! :c)

  2. Yay, she's back! Thanks for the reminders.

  3. Such fun. Well than, hope you can loose your inability to let chocolate sit uneaten. BTW: did you have a big chocolate bunny?

  4. My mom broke her tailbone when she was in her 40's...she's 83 and it STILL gives her trouble. (sorry)
    You know you can make the pumpkin muffins without the water? Just add the pumpkin...DELISH!

  5. "23. Favorite fun things to do?

    Watch baseball ..."

    WOOO! Happy Opening Day!

  6. Ditto on the funeral thing.

    I like to go for rides, too. Once, Rick and I took a ride for the express purpose of finding a Baltimore Oriole. Never did find it, but we found lots of other neat stuff to look at.

  7. Yeah, I have problems with chocolate too. At work there is a small box of See's candy for a co-worker who was sick last week. We all got one, but every time I walk past that box it makes me want to rip it open and eat it. Or go find some other chocolate...

    I love those autocorrect things, although, yes, they are a bit nasty.

    My favorite autocorrect that I use was one that said Oh my Good N Plenty! instead of Oh my goodness or oh my god.

  8. I was going to leave all sorts of comments and replies to all your answers, but I'm way too busy laughing that whole-body-heaving laughing with tears running down my face (I clicked on your link; my husband already asked me several times if I was OK).

    I consider the inability to let chocolate sit uneaten a virtue, something to be cherished and nurtured.

    Glad you are back!

  9. There's no bungee-jumping in my future, either. :)

    Glad you're back in the blogosphere!

  10. Have you ever tried using those free online translation tools? Those make me laugh til I think I'm going to wet my pants. Before we moved we were looking at some realty sites for rental houses. Ivan was gone one day so he couldn't translate for me so I used one of those tools... And it told me the house had uneven floors and one sink. Didn't sound very enticing but later I asked Ivan what it said: it was a split level with a pool. Hahaha I'm pretty sure our senses of humor are very similar :) Maybe we can meet this summer while we're state-side!


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