50 Questions Meme, copied by Philosophy Mom from wellinghall
1. What time did you
get up this morning?
That's a two-part answer: I was up at 4:57am to feed The Herd, then went back to sleep until 7:11am, when I officially got up to start my day.
2. How do you like your steak?
Rare to medium rare. Not quite mooing, but I'm a fan of seeing pink.
3. What was the last
film you saw at the cinema?
The Imitation Game, part of the Christmas Day doubleheader
4. What is your favorite TV
Hmmm.... I've been watching C-SPAN's Q&A and its predecessor BookNotes the longest; I do love Masterpiece but there are some series I just can't get behind so it's not Number One.
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where
would it be?
Montreal. Bien sur.
6. What did you have for
Chinese Breakfast tea with milk, and oatmeal with raisins. Aka "my winter usual"
7. What is your favorite cuisine?
Not sure I have one. All cuisines have a variation on comfort food, so I'll just say "comfort food" and leave it there.
8. What foods do you dislike?
Pork. Strong cheese (most blues, Gorgonzola, etc.). Sea urchin. Eel.
Place to Eat?
I really don't have one, because it depends on where I am and who I'm with.
10. Favorite dressing?
I'll go with my current fave, a cucumber and shallot vinagrette.
11.What kind of
vehicle do you drive?
StuTwo (or StuToo, depending on my mood), a Honda Fit.
12. What are your favorite
For work, right now (in winter), a loose fitting dress, tights and a turtleneck; for home, sweatpants and sweater. When warmer weather arrives, loose tops/skirts for work and shorts/t-shirts at home.
13. Where would you visit, this weekend, if
you had the chance?
See 5 above.
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2
15. Where would you want to
Asked and answered in number 5 and 13.
16. Favorite time of day?
When I'm not working, I like the hour or so I'm up between feeding The Herd and falling back asleep; when I am working, the time just before I fall asleep, sipping tea, reading and snuggling with The Herd.
17. Where were you
18. What is your favorite sport to
I rarely see sports in person, so, F1 Racing (19 days until Albert Park!), Most others have too many commercial breaks that stretch the competition out.
19. How many
One younger sister.
Reading. Napping. Snuggling with The Herd.
21. Who are you most curious about their responses to
It really doesn't matter, no one else will do this!
22. Bird watcher?
The Herd are, but I don't think that counts.
23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
More of a mid-morning. I need an hour or so on my own before I'm willing to interact with humans.
24. Do you have any
25. Any new and exciting news you'd like to
Um, today Thing One de-iced our deck and stoop? It's only exciting because there's less of a chance of leaks inside when things refreeze tonight.
26. What did you want to be when
you were little?
I wanted to own a bookstore. No, I wasn't the most imaginative child.
27. What is your
best childhood memory?
At the moment, I just can't think of one. Maybe going to a tearoom on Boston Common with my dad, following a swan boat ride?
Are you a cat or dog person?
29. Are you married?
Depends who you ask.
Always wear your seat belt?
When I'm driving, or in a private car, yes. Ok, most of the time. I tend to not when driving the 100yds to work (don't ask). Rarely in a taxi.
31. Been in a car
Yes, but more of a fender-bender as I poked out of a parking space into a car driving above the parking lot speed limit.
Any pet peeves?
Don't get me started. Might become a new post sometime (soon?).
33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Mushrooms. Garlic. Four cheese. Not on the same pizza!
35. Favorite ice cream?
Vanilla Swiss Almond.
36. Favorite fast food
I'm going to go with Chipotle, but only because it's slightly healthier than the other options.
37. How many times did you fail your driver's
38. From whom did you get your last
My friend/mentor/woman-I-want-to-be-when-I-grow-up Marion.
store would you choose to max out your credit card?
None right now, but supposing I needed to buy all new furniture it'd be somewhere that sells Shaker style, and if I needed an entirely new wardrobe it'd probably be whatever department store had the best clothes in my size.
40. Do anything
What is "spontaneous"?
41. Like your job?
No comment. That's a fraught question just now.
Yes. In all forms.
43. What was your favorite vacation?
2007 trip to Edinburgh, but probably because it came just after The Big Fire.
Last person you went out to dinner with?
Work friend Claudia.
45. What are you listening to right
The idiots asking questions on the E! Red Carpet.
46. What is
your favorite color?
Anything in jewel tones.
47. How many tattoos do
many people will fill this out?
See above number 21.
49. What time did you finish this
No, tea is my tipple (or, as my favorite mug says, "Coffee is not my cup of tea")