28 things about me ;P

So I saw this questionnaire on a blog, and thought I’d answer the questions, because I like to waste time…

Had to make up questions 21 and 22, as the original blog omitted them for privacy reasons, but I think I have the general gist of what those questions were.

Here goes…

1. What time did you get up this morning?

10:33! I actually woke up at various intervals starting at around 3 or 4, but I wanted to snooze. I have a hair appointment today…getting it whacked off! So I was nervous about not waking up in time, even though it’s not till 3 pm :>

2. Diamonds or pearls?

Both, but not together, unless it’s done very tastefully. To be fair, I wear diamonds more often than I do pearls.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?

Uh…hmm. When was the last time I went to the movies? Did Calendar Girls come out before or after the LotR trilogy was shown all in a row? ;P

4. What is your favorite TV show?

I don’t really have one, now that Friends is over. ;_; I don’t watch TV at all, really, because I don’t have cable, and the networks come in kinda blurry despite the rabbit ears my in-laws donated to us. I do, however, watch Japanese television…anime, mostly…and my favorite show currently is, well, hmm. I’d have to say it’s a four-way tie: Naruto, Prince of Tennis, Yakitate!! Japan, and Bleach.

5. What did you have for breakfast?

I haven’t eaten yet, but I will crack into leftovers when I do. Either the gargantuan lunch I ordered from Famous Dave’s yesterday (seriously, I had no idea the Rib Tips platter was so huge), or last night’s dinner, which was General Tso’s Chicken from Sun Kwong. Soooo healthy ;P But I’ve managed to beat back my recent weight gain, a little, somehow…

6. What is your middle name?

It used to be Ann. (Without an e!) But now it’s my maiden name, Aubrey.

7. What is your favorite cuisine?

Japanese. Coming up at a close second is “Southern”. Sooo good.

8. What foods do you dislike?

Very few! I can’t stand olives, for some reason. I also don’t like dolmades…they’re a bit too astringent for me. Oh, and the texture of uni is nasty. (Gah, I just realized that all these links will be outdated next week, when 2go-Box shifts to its new ordering system…)

9. What are your favorite potato chips?

I really like Baked Lays. You can get them at pretty much any sub sandwich place now. But I’ll always have a fondness for plain Ruffles, with sour cream and onion dip. Mmmm.

10. What kind of car do you drive?

1986 Subaru GL 2-door hatchback. Click here for pictures! I gave it a name once, but I can’t remember what it is…I remember thinking about naming it Walton, after its previous owner, my grandfather. But that doesn’t seem right, somehow. So my car remains nameless.

11. Favorite sandwich?

Meatball sub.

12. Favorite item of clothing?

Hmm, that’s tough. I love the new dress I recently bought at Cato, but I’m not sure it’s my favorite. Really, when it comes down to it, my favorite piece of clothing is probably my old “Residence Life Staff” t-shirt shirt I got when I was working at the dorms at UK. It’s blue with white lettering, and it’s the perfect size, and it’s comfy. I can’t wear it anywhere, really, except for exercising or very casual hanging out, but it’s nostalgic and I can still wear it, so there you go. (My Star Wars t-shirts are all getting so beat up that I am embarrassed to wear them except when I’m hanging around the house…)

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go?

I would take ten years and travel the entire world, seeing as much as I possibly could. Of course, that’s ridiculous, so my answer is (obviously) Japan. If the question had said “anywhere in the universe”, I’d pick Mars, or Luna.

14. What color is your bathroom?

That ugly, nondescript beige color that adorns the walls of the entire apartment. We’ve lived here awhile and I’m getting tired of the colors. But am I tired enough to actually paint them? …not really. I hate painting, and I would have to repaint whenever we moved out. If I did paint my bathroom, though, I already know what color it would be: a soft purple, to bring out the flower highlights on my shower curtain and my bathroom accessories.

15. Favorite brand of clothing?

Really, I get the best clothes at Cato these days. I did find a nice pair of slacks at JC Penney recently, but when I go into Cato it seems like I always find lots of stuff that looks good on me. (Thanks to Mari for introducing me to the store!)

16. Where would you retire to?

Er…Japan. ;P Or, wherever my family was.

17. Favorite time of day?

Lately, I have really loved the mornings, when I’m driving to work. There’s a crispness in the air that promises new things. My wanderlust returns and I just want to keep driving.

18. Where were you born?

At the University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky. (Very precise! I like to point out how much UK has factored into my life. I was born there, my mother worked there, I was hospitalized there with cancer, and then finally I got two BAs there. UK is home to me in many ways, enough so that I feel strangely comfortable in huge teaching hospitals.)

19. Favorite sport to watch?

I don’t watch sports, but I do like watching people play video games, if that counts.

20. Who sent you this quiz?

It’s a seeeeeeeeeeecret.

21. Who do you think is least likely to send this quiz back to you with their answers?

Obviously, AJ.

22. What fabric detergent do you use?

Wow, shouldn’t that be “laundry detergent”? Or do they call it “fabric detergent” in Britain? Either way, I use Tide liquid with fabric softener (Downy’s April Fresh), but I ran out recently, so now I’m using the powder Sean bought one time while I was on vacation in Kentucky and he couldn’t figure out how to do the laundry. (The liquid detergent was, like, right there.)

23. Coke or Pepsi?

I tend to avoid caffeine now, but I’ll have it every now and then. Coke is very, very rich. It’s like drinking a dessert, and I love it. (And Cherry Coke is fantabulous.) Diet Coke is also good, though it’s not rich at all. It’s light and sparkling. I have never liked Diet Pepsi, but I haven’t had it lately, so who knows? Regular Pepsi is okay; it’s light like Diet Coke. Caffeine-free Diet Coke is pretty good.

24. Are you a morning person or night owl?

I can be both, but they affect each other. When I’m up in the mornings, I’m up. If I’ve stayed up too late the previous night, though, I’ll tend to hit the snooze button a lot before finally getting out of bed. Likewise, if I get up at my preferred time, 5 am, I get tired earlier in the evening. Seems normal, right?

25. What is your shoe size?

I have answered this question before. Actually, I’m getting the sinking feeling that I’ve answered many of these questions before. I wonder I have already done this quiz somewhere…

Anyway, my size ranges from 7 to 8-1/2, depending on the shoe. Most of my shoes are 8s, I think.

26. Do you have pets?

Sean. He purrs when I rub his neck, and woofs obediently when I tell him to do stuff. ;>

27. Any exciting news you’d like to share with your family and friends?

There’s nothing exciting going on for me personally. Noelle is pregnant; that’s big news. She’s having a boy. :)

28. When you were a little girl, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A mom.

Bah, stupid quizzes.