Thursday, December 18, 2008

There's a Word for That?

I am a survey addict on MySpace. I just can't get enough of those silly things. Well, it turns out that bloggers are out there doing it up, so I found a nice, long, time-wasting meme from the nice ladies at Two Women Blogging. Enjoy learning about the minutiae of my existence and share some of yours with me!

1) Five names you go by

a) Nora
b) Mama
c) Nono
d) Babe
e) Snora

2) Three things you are wearing right now

a) Black long-sleeve shirt
b) Purple dress
c) Uggs

3) Two things you want very badly at the moment:

a) Sleep
b) A windshield wiper

4) Three people who I would like to see fill this out:

Everybody. Especially Mitchell (yeah, right!)

5) Two things you did last night

a) Drank wine
b) Acted the fool

6) Two things you ate today

a) A tasty and delicious Chicago burger
b) BG fries

7) Two people you last talked to on the phone

a) Kathy
b) My husband

8) Two things you are going to do tomorrow

a) Work
b) Christmas shop

9) Two longest car rides (I decided to answer in time rather than distance!)

a) Miami to Key West
b) The ride from the southern tip of Illinois back home

10) Two of your favorite drinks

a) Beer
b) Iced tea

And finally....bold the ones you've done, unbold the ones you have not done.

I have....

1. Started my own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than I can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland/world
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sung a solo (does car and/or karaoke count?)
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched lightning at sea
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (I don't know what that means, really.)
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown my own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitchhiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Skied a marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice (I rode a water taxi. They were much cheaper)
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught myself a new language (Learned, yes. Taught myself, no.)
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David (Been to Florence, but didn't go into the Uffizi)
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had my portrait painted (does sketched by a bum on the street count?)
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Not the top, but Juderonomy and I got swarmed by Gypsy kids at the base)
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain (Stupidest recurring survey question ever)
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had my picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Ridden an elephant

Wow. I've done a lot of shit.

7 comments:

theeriver said...

Answered for ya.

http://theeriver.wordpress.com/2008/12/18/the-tease-that-i-am/

Mike said...

That 100 list thing is complete crap. Its pretty much, have you been sight seeing to this place and this place, etc. Where are the "have you boned a chick on the hood of your car" or "do you direct movies for HBO" options at?

Nora said...

Yay, River. Thanks!

Mike, feel free to make your own list. I would LOVE to see it.

Anonymous said...

God bless the Amish.

Jim "I love technology" Duley

Nora said...

Be still, my HEART! Is that really you, Jimmy Jimmy Jim Jim? I about exploded in happiness when I saw your name. Email me right now!

Jude said...

Five names you go by...
a) Mrs.C
b)Mom
c)Jude
d) Gram
e)Hey! You




2) Three things you are wearing right now

a)Glasses
b) warm Fluffy robe
c)big fat warm socks
3) Two things you want very badly at the moment:

a) 80 degree weather
b) 80 degree weather

4) Three people who I would like to see fill this out:

Everybody.

5) Two things you did last night

a) Drank wine
b) wrapped presents

6) Two things you ate today

a) Coffee
b) Cookies
7) Two people you last talked to on the phone

a)Lauren
b)Nora
8) Two things you are going to do tomorrow

a) Wrap more presents
b) Go to Noras for good food

9) Two longest car rides (I decided to answer in time rather than distance!)

a) From Chicago to California, no stops except for gas
b) From Grandmas in the Xmas Eve blizzard of 1981 with 2 kids in a truck and getting stuck on a back road a half mile from home..now that's a treat!!

10) Two of your favorite drinks

a) Tequila Gimlets
b) dry wine take your pick,red or white
And finally....bold the ones you've done, unbold the ones you have not done.

I have....

1. Started my own blog....no
2. Slept under the stars..yes
3. Played in a band ...did they put it back together without me???
4. Visited Hawaii...yes
5. Watched a meteor shower.....yes
6. Given more than I can afford to charity...yes
7. Been to Disneyland/world...oh Lord YES
8. Climbed a mountain....yes..in Germany
9. Held a praying mantis..no, why would one do that???
10. Sung a solo (does car and/or karaoke count?)....possibly..see above...Tequila
11. Bungee jumped....hahahaha
12. Visited Paris...yes
13. Watched lightning at sea .....yes
14. Taught myself an art from scratch (I don't know what that means, really.)......yes
15. Adopted a child....no....never had the Angelina gene
16. Had food poisoning ....yes
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty...no
18. Grown my own vegetables ....yes
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France....got really close...line too long...drank wine looking at the Louvre
20. Slept on an overnight train....napped on a late nite train
21. Had a pillow fight....yes
22. Hitchhiked....no
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill .....but of course
24. Built a snow fort...yes
25. Held a lamb.....why???
26. Gone skinny dipping...see Tequila
27. Skied a marathon....another hahhahaah
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice ....no
29. Seen a total eclipse...yes
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset...yes,and both in the same 24 hrs.....see tequila
31. Hit a home run.....not hardly
32. Been on a cruise....yes
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person....yes
34. Visited the birthplace of my ancestors...yes
35. Seen an Amish community....yes
36. Taught myself a new language (Learned, yes. Taught myself, no.)...Latin,,,always in demand
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied....Truly??? no...
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person....no
39. Gone rock climbing....had to climb back up from rolling down....see Tequila
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David ...No
41. Sung karaoke......see # 10
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt......yes
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant....shame on me...no
44. Visited Africa......no
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight....yes
46. Been transported in an ambulance......yes
47. Had my portrait painted ......no
48. Gone deep sea fishing....yes
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person.....no
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris (Not the top, but Juderonomy and I got swarmed by Gypsy kids at the base).....and learned how to swear at Gypsies in German and French
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling....yes
52. Kissed in the rain (Stupidest recurring survey question ever)
53. Played in the mud.....of course
54. Gone to a drive-in theater.....yes
55. Been in a movie.....not yet
56. Visited the Great Wall of China.....no
57. Started a business.....yes
58. Taken a martial arts class....no
59. Visited Russia....no
60. Served at a soup kitchen....no
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies.....lord yes....
62. Gone whale watching.....yes...and dolphin watching!!
63. Got flowers for no reason....yes
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma....yes...
65. Gone sky diving....Not enough Tequila to do that
66. Visited a Nazi concentration camp....no
67. Bounced a check.....of course
68. Flown in a helicopter...no
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy....a Christmas ornament
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial....no
71. Eaten caviar......yes
72. Pieced a quilt....no
73. Stood in Times Square....no
74. Toured the Everglades....drove thru Alligator Alley
75. Been fired from a job....oh yah

76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London....no
77. Broken a bone........yes
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle.....yes
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person....yes
80. Published a book....can't do it yet....some of the Principals are still living
81. Visited the Vatican...no
82. Bought a brand new car...yes
83. Walked in Jerusalem...no
84. Had my picture in the newspaper.....yes
85. Read the entire Bible....no
86. Visited the White House....no
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating ....Do fish count??
88. Had chickenpox.....yes
89. Saved someone’s life....no
90. Sat on a jury....no....
91. Met someone famous...a few people
92. Joined a book club..no
93. Lost a loved one....yes
94. Had a baby...yes
95. Seen the Alamo in person...no
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake....walked in it
97. Been involved in a law suit....yes
98. Owned a cell phone.....yes
99. Been stung by a bee....yes
100. Ridden an elephant....yes,and in Chicago...

Nora said...

Awesome answers, mom. I remember doing a lot of those things with you! Thanks for playing.