meri (broken_gizmo) wrote,

[meme] Monday 50.

Another question meme. Swiped from zonereyrie.

  1. Your name spelled backwards. irem
  2. Where were your parents born? My mother was born in Kumamoto, Japan. My father was born in Argonia, Kansas.
  3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? Hrm. Probably the Trillian Pro patch.
  4. What's your favorite restaurant? Hmmm. In this area? Ye Cheong, Akasaka, The Melting Pot, Meskerem...
  5. Last time you swam in a pool? September 26th of this year. I was in the Bahamas.
  6. Have you ever been in a school play? Several of them.
  7. How many kids do you want? None. I like kids... when I can put them back in the closet when I'm done playing with them.
  8. Type of music you dislike most? Hmmm. Disco-pop? I don't know. I like most music. I despise Limp Bizkit, though. Does that count?
  9. Are you registered to vote? Yes.
  10. Do you have cable? Yes.
  11. Have you ever ridden on a moped? I lived in Hawaii. :) So, yes.
  12. Ever prank call anybody? Not to the best of my knowledge. It's a ridiculous thing.
  13. Ever get a parking ticket? Not in the last several years, but I got a lot of them when I lived in Hawaii.
  14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Bungee jumping, no. Sky diving, yes.
  15. Do you have a garden? No. And any jokes about "Mary Mary Quite Contrary" will be met with a sharp object to the eye.
  16. What's your favorite comic strip? Oy. Online comics: Something Positive. PvP Online, MegaTokyo. Print comics: Y: The Last Man, Strangers in Paradise, Gloom Cookie, Sandman, Death, others that I'm not thinking of.
  17. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Nope. I know the first two verses. It's long, though, and I never really cared enough.
  18. Bath or Shower, morning or night? Usually showers, though I'm a mutant and I take weird showers when I want to relax. (They involve lying down in the tub and reading. In the shower, yes.) And, I take lots of showers, generally at least twice a day.
  19. Best movie you've seen in the past month? Hmmm. *thinks* I watched Split Second last week. Does that count? :) (I also saw Kill Bill, which I actually think I would have liked a lot had I not been in a completely broken state of mind when I saw it. And I saw Underworld which I failed to find to be a good movie at all.)
  20. Favorite pizza topping? Depends on my mood. But, cheese is high up there.
  21. Chips or popcorn? Depends. Is there crappy icky butter on it? Are they boring chips? I like salt and pepper chips, and seasoned popcorn without butter.
  22. What color lipstick do you usually wear? *looks wary* I own entirely too much lipstick. (No. Really. I went on this big girly kick last year.) I haven't worn any in a while, but when I do, it tends to be dark red.
  23. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? ... No.
  24. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? No.
  25. Orange Juice or apple? Depends. I like both, tend to have orange more often than apple.
  26. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where did you dine? chichi, sitz, Vger, and I went out to Amphora in Vienna on Sunday night.
  27. Favorite type of chocolate bar? Dark chocolate wins, though if we're looking for generic checkout line stuff, Three Musketeers, Kit Kat, Reeces, and Baby Ruth are all in rotation.
  28. When was the last time you voted at the polls? *looks sheepish* 1996 presidential election.
  29. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? I suspect the last time I was at kazmat's, maybe?
  30. Have you ever won a trophy? Yeah. Mostly academic things.
  31. Are you a good cook? I think so. My friends seem to think so.
  32. Do you know how to pump your own gas? Yup. I found it completely weird when I moved to Oregon and wasn't allowed to pump my own gas. Yeesh. Them and New Jersey.
  33. Ever order an article from an infomercial? I don't think so, but it seems like something I've probably done.
  34. Sprite or 7-up? Sprite.
  35. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? how about school? Yes, at the beach concession (well, I had to wear the work tank top over my bathing suit and shorts), at Kinko's (company button-down shirt), and in the 4th grade in Kuwait.
  36. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy? Prescription refills.
  37. Ever throw up in public? Yup.
  38. Would you prefer being a millionaire or find true love? True love.
  39. Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes. I don't think it's the norm, but I do think that it's possible.
  40. Ever call a 1-900 number? Yup. Not like you think, though. The old Sierra Online hint number was a 900 number.
  41. Can ex's be friends? Yes. Even if the grammar in the question is wrong. (Ahem.)
  42. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? bouncingleaf, I think, during her disastrous trip to DC this summer.
  43. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby? As a baby, I don't know. The pictures seem to indicate so. By the time I was 3, I could stand on my hair.
  44. What did you eat today? I had a bowl of cereal this morning.
  45. What's your all time favorite Saturday Night Live Character? Gumby.
  46. What was the name of your first pet? Hrm. Barney, I think. This predates the damned purple monstrosity. This was a cool Saint Bernard. :)
  47. What is in your purse? I've actually not been carrying a purse around much lately. (Those of you who know me can stop fainting now.) When I do carry it, I tend to have: wallet, keys, cell phone, digital camera, notepad, a book, lip gloss, a pen, and some mints.
  48. Favorite PG rated thing to do before bedtime? Read. I generally read myself to sleep.
  49. What is one thing you are grateful for today? Having friends who support me and understand me and care for me. And who are as strange as I am.

[Edit: Mystery solved. I know that it says 50 questions, and there are only 49. That's not my fault! I stole it from zonereyrie, who doesn't have a question #15, and neither does the person he swiped it from. Go figure.)

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