Friday, February 8, 2013

TAG! I'm It! 25 Questions from Menopausal Mother

The Adventures of the Family Pants tagged Baking In A Tornado, who tagged Menopausal Mother, who tagged My Heart Blogs to You to answer the following questions. From My Heart to yours are my honest answers:

1. Where were you born?
I was born in a hospital that no longer exists. After years of listening to my mother complain that I must be from another planet, I have my suspicions about whether or not that hospital even exists. The hospital was supposedly located in Chicago. At least that's what my birth certificate says.

2. Were you named after someone?
My mother's best friend, Theresa, decided to change her name to Terry, which is what I was called by friends and family until I entered school, at which time my mother told me, "You will now be called by your REAL name, Theresa." I realized then that I had been living a lie. My whole life was a fake. For years I never wanted to be called Terry ever again, but now I kind of like it.

3. If you have children, how many do you have?
Here's a question for which I absolutely know the answer. Four. 

4. How many pets do you have?
Sadly allergies prevent me from having any :(

5. Your worst injury?
Hmm, either all the times I fell up the stairs and injured my shins which now consist of one long scar running down both legs, or the three times I fell down the stairs and landed on my back, or the one time I fell down the stairs and broke my toe. Then again it could be the two times I closed my car door on my head while I was still outside the car and I had to get stitches both times.

6. Do you have a special talent?
My creativity causes me to see patterns other people don't see, but I'm not sure if that's a talent or an affliction. 

7. What's your favorite thing to bake?
Clay. Not for eating, but for jewelry.

8. Favorite fast food?
I'm not a fan of fast food, but if I had to pick, I would say tacos.

9. Would you bungee jump?
Absolutely, but it would have to be over water, because hitting concrete would cause immediate death, whereas drowning might at least allow for someone to save me.

10. What is the first thing you notice about people?
Body shape and then eyes.

11. When was the last time you cried?
I can't remember, but usually horrific stories of child abuse bring tears to my eyes.

12. Any current worries?
Mostly I'm just concerned about my kids, grandkids, great grandkids, parents, siblings, etc., but I am morbidly concerned about money, money, money, money, money, money…

13. Name 3 drinks that you drink regularly:
Water, water with lemon, water with ice.

14. What's your favorite book?
I have too many favorites, so I'll go back to the first book that impacted me so much, I read it 3 times – Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking.

15. Would you like to be a pirate?
Huh? Where did this question come from? One of my grandsons calls his privates his pirate, so no, I don't want to be a pirate.

16. Favorite smells?
Lilacs, hydrangeas, freshly bathed babies (oh no! when I was editing this blog for errors, I read freshly baked babies – hope you didn't read that), Opium (the perfume, not the drug), and holiday dinners.

17. Why do you blog?
Blogging appeals to my short term memory and my attention deficit disorder. I can finish one before I forget I'm working on it.

18. What song do you want played at your funeral?
Greensleeves by Jeff Beck! Over and over and over again, because it's short. 

19. What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
The disgusting flab that attached itself to my midsection sometime during midlife. I'm sure it came by way of aliens (perhaps they know what happened to the "hospital" I was born in). But I plan to attack it with my new Zumba Core wii game and by Skypercising

20.  Favorite hobby?
Blogging (obviously – see below), and...

… crocheting and jewelry making and now knitting! 

21. What do you look for in a friend?
Compassion, empathy, a nonjudgmental attitude, a GREAT sense of humor, creativity, the ability to tolerate me, and a touch of WEIRD!

22. Name something you've done that you never thought you'd do:
Well, I never thought I'd live to see 60, but here I am a year and a half beyond 60.

23: Favorite fun things to do?
Laugh, talk with friends and family, laugh, visit friends and family, laugh, and my new fun thing to do – play with the wii, and laugh!

24. Any pet peeves?
Oh, YES! Read 23 Pet Peeves About RUDE PEOPLE. If you find a bunch of ads covering part of the text, it's because Yahoo! is having a problem, but they promised to fix it.

25. What's the last thing that made you laugh?
Usually things that make me laugh include something to do with my grandchildren. I blog about them a LOT in My Heart Blogs to You. Last night was no exception. Here is my Facebook post: While choosing a mii for our wii, Jeremy, Audrey, and Nolan (3 of my grandchildren) stood in front of the TV leafing through their options – hair, nose, eyes, etc. During Nolan's turn, Nolan got distracted by Jeremy, and I needed to make dinner, so I shouted out, "Nolan, pick your nose." That got everyone's attention, including mine.

And there you have it, the answers to those 25 questions. For my Tag! You're It! I'll contact some of my blogging friends on Facebook! If I don't contact you, but you want to participate, just email me :)

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  1. This is AWESOME!!!! I especially like no. #15, #16 and #17. And the hospital that no longer exists??? Oh Gawd that is hilarious, too. So glad you took on the challenge. I knew you'd do a good job with it and I was right--you NAILED it!

    1. Thank you, MenoMom! It was fun. Reminded me of "Slam Books" i created and filled out in high school. Did you ever have them?

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