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{February 1, 2014}   Getting To Know Me or 50 Questions

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Real life has been in my way lately, as well as an awful lot of no internet from this stupidly beyond cold winter, so I haven’t been around these parts too much lately, not like I don’t want to be, just lifestuff. Anyway, timing and fate led me to The War In My Brain’s blog (I suck at links, forgive me)
http://meganhasocd.com/2014/01/29/50-things-about-me-and-lots-of-chester-pics/comment-page-1/#comment-17863
where I found this fun list of 50 questions about yourself. There’s a link there to where the questions originally (I think) came from. So I thought I’d play along, and highly encourage everyone to play along. It’s a fun little way to get to know each other a little bit more, just random questions, nothing earthshattering but it was kinda cool playing along.
Here’s to a round of Getting To Know Me (a bit) in 50 Questions, so with no further ado, I present to you, Answers to 50 Questions About Me. My regularly scheduled schedule will return soon, if the winter starts to cooperate that is. In the meanwhile, why don’t you give it a go? I’d love to read your answers, plus it’s fun learning more about people, yes? I don’t know what ‘pingbacks’ or ‘trackbacks’ actually are, like, are there rules and stuff? I just want to make sure I don’t miss anyone’s answers and I think they’re all connected somehow and stop laughing at me ’cause I don’t know, I just type.
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1.WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My Mom came from an Irish Catholic family, seven siblings and as they married and had kids, every child born before me was
a boy. When I finally came along I was the first girl amongst a bunch of boy cousins (and brother) so my Mom named me after
my Grandfather Joseph and my Grandmother Anne. Middle name Bridget, was my Mom’s middle name, Grandmother’s middle name and Great-Grandmother’s name.

2.WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
I’ve always been a crybaby, tears would flow over anything and everything. But the last time I really cried was when my Mom
died in April. Since then, I’ve been pretty much frozen and unable to cry. I wish I could.

3.DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
Sometimes. I went to Catholic School for eight years, back when penmanship was part of the curriculum and we were graded on
our handwriting. I’m capable of writing beautifully if I take the time, but my handwriting changes when I’m in a hurry. I’m
also able to replicate other people’s handwriting easily enough to have kept myself out of trouble when I was in school and
had to have something signed by my Mom or Dad. But I always felt guilty about it and would end up telling on myself. I mean
after enough time had passed.

4.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
If I can only pick one I have to go with thinly sliced roast beef, the bloodier the better. Add some mayo and a pinch of
salt on either a hard roll or one slice of bread lightly toasted (toasted so I slice it down the middle and poof, two
pieces of bread out of one because, carbs)and there ya go, a perfect sandwich!

5.DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
No kids, just three cats; two tabby sisters- Drusilla and Anyanka, and one male Siamese Lynx Point named Mr. Big.

6.IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes I would actually, I’m kinda cool while remaining humble about it. 😉

7.DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Who? Me?? Sarcastic??? That would be a big fat yes. I’m also drawn to people who are blessed with the gift of sarcasm.

8.DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Nope. I had my tonsils removed when I was around two and a half years old and for some reason I still remember what I was
wearing on the way to the hospital; a blue plaid skirt and a blue fuzzy sweater. I don’t remember much more than that other
than standing up in a hospital crib/bed thingy crying and eating ice cream.

9.WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No thank you. Not unless it’s a life-saving situation but never would I jump for fun.

10.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Captain Crunch or Sugar Pops if we’re talking cold cereal. Hot cereal would be farina or blueberry crème instant oatmeal.

11.DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
I rarely wear shoes with laces but when I do I usually untie the laces first, unless I’m too tired or feeling lazy.

12.DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Physically I’m a lot stronger than I look, emotionally, I tend to waiver depending on the situation.

13.WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
If I have to pick just one I’d have to say vanilla but only if we’re talking ice cream. Breyers chocolate or Ben and Jerry’s
Cherry Garcia are right up there with vanilla.

14.WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Usually their eyes, but also their general posture, as in whether or not they feel comfortable with their own damn self.

15.RED OR PINK?
Unfair! Red and pink.

16.WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My inability to stand up for myself, I am much too tolerant and have a tendency to let people get away with treating me like
garbage yet I would go through hell to stand up for others.

17.WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Without question, my Mom.

18.ANY TATTOOS?
Nope. Nothing against them but not for me.

19.DO YOU HAVE ANY HOBBIES?
Hmmm, depends on your definition of “hobbies”; I write, I read, I take photos… I guess singing in a band is sort of a
hobby, collecting Christmas ornaments is a thing, going to Cape May has always been my dictionary definition of a hobby
but now that my Mom is gone I can’t imagine going without her. Oh! I know! Collecting all things Buffy The Vampire Slayer!

20.WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
At the moment, black Uggs.

21.WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Raviolis leftover from last night but I’m about to eat a gigantic Angus-burger which I’ll be lucky if I eat half of it since
it’s a half pound burger from the new burger joint down the street. It’s takeout Friday, they deliver, and I’m hankering for
a good medium/well cheeseburger.

22.WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The sound of three drunk men drifting up the stairway as they listen to recordings of their last rehearsal. Loud. Drunk.
Men.

23.IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Blue. Or red. Maybe pink. Or black. Can I just go with the whole box? The large one with the most colors.

24.FAVORITE SMELLS?
The ocean, coffee(love the smell, hate the taste),autumn, snow before it falls, dirt after it rains, grass after it’s mowed,
pine trees, cinnamon, the candles my Mom used to burn.

25.WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My Father.

26.MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Beach house all the way, contrary to popular belief, despite that damn show The Jersey Shore, the Jersey shore really is
gorgeous, beautiful, magnificent, and where I belong.

27.FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
I don’t really watch sports, although I used to like watching baseball. The only thing sports related I like watching is ice
skating and maybe gymnastics sometimes but only when the Olympics are on.

28.HAIR COLOR?
Red, as red as I can possibly get it; to be fair, I was born blond and as I grew up it began to turn an auburn/brown. I just
helped make it more red. Truth? I once bleached it blond and I mean blond because I wanted to see if it was true, if
blonds really do get more attention (it’s true), then took advantage of the blond by playing with colors (blue, purple, and
other shades of red) until I got back to my original red.

29.EYE COLOR?
Varying shades of blue, sometimes almost green.

30.DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Ack! I just can’t with the whole sticking in the eye thing so I stick to glasses when I have to wear them to drive, but
usually wear sunglasses just because.

31.FAVORITE FOOD?
Hot sweet milky tea, I could live on tea. But a plate of fried scallops from The Lobster House in Cape May is Heaven on a
plate. And have you tried their chocolate peanut butter brownies with chocolate icing, a swirl of peanut buttery
crème and a peanut butter cup on top?

32.SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Scary movies with happy endings. Like Joss Whedon-happy endings.

33.LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Either Much Ado About Nothing or CBGB:The Movie, I watched them both around the same time in the comfort of my bed.

34.WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Blue.

35.SUMMER OR WINTER?
Autumn really, but better hot than freezing so, summer.

36.HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs that turn into kisses.

37.FAVORITE DESSERT?
Chocolate mousse. No, crème brulee. Maybe cheesecake.

38.STRENGTH TRAINING OR CARDIO?
Umm… I’ll have to get back to you on that.

39.COMPUTER OR TELEVISION?
Really??? Television. On my computer.

40.WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
About 3 or 4 different books because I’m a lunatic but let’s go with Up From The Grave by Jeaniene Frost because I bought it yesterday and couldn’t help myself, I’ve been waiting for this for so long I had to dive right in but I haven’t read much more than a chapter so far.

41.WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
Don’t use a mouse so no mouse pad.

42.FAVORITE SOUND?
The right voice saying the right things. And the ocean.

43.ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Used to be the Stones but I recently realized it’s The Beatles.

44.WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Chicago, when my younger brother graduated from boot camp.

45.DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Oh yeah…

46.WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Montclair New Jersey USA

47.WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
Carteret New Jersey when I’m not in Sayreville New Jersey

48.WHAT COLOR IS YOUR HOUSE?
White with blue shutters.

49.WHAT COLOR IS YOUR CAR?
Maroon and not my awesome dark green Cadillac and I don’t care how fast it goes or that it’s newer and makes that vroom noise I love so much and it’s sportier blah blah blah, I want my green Cadillac back! Curse you Northstar engines!!!

50.DO YOU LIKE ANSWERING 50 QUESTIONS?
Sure, give me 50 more, this is fun!

So there you have it, 50 questions asked and answered, all about me. How ’bout you? And you? Up for it? C’mon, tell us 50 things about you. Please and thank you.
abboutme

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At least 20 of my answers would be the same as yours (or close enough to them). No wonder we get on!



Maryanne says:

I love reading these, especially YOURS! I’m mostly resonating with the Jersey Shore (absolutely love it — all of it, from Neptune down to Cape May and Wildwood), and also once a Rolling Stones person, now Beatles. (Thanks to all the exposure from my husband — it’s like you can listen to a Beatles song out of one speaker and it’s still genius!) Cheers, great read! xo



I got to the cry question and damn near cried reading it. Memories of our loved ones make them immortal. Still I am sorry for your loss.



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