March 08, 2008

Me: an introductory course

I saw this over on Nava's blog, and I liked it so much I stole it borrowed it considered myself tagged. Without further ado, a few bits and bites about me.

On Culinary Arts...
Q. What is your salad dressing of choice?
A. Balsamic + olive oil

Q. What is your favorite fast food restaurant?
A. Chipotle.

Q. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
A. The best are listed over there on the right.

Q. On average how much of a tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. 20-25%; more when the service merits it.

Q. What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of?
A. Sushi.

Q. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
A. Ground beef (or GOOD Italian sausage), mushrooms, onions and olives. If I'm feeling really festive, pine nuts.

Q. What do you like to put on your toast?
A. Toast is a receptacle for sugar and fat: peanut butter & strawberry preserves, butter, or cream cheese and a thin slice of smoked salmon.

On Technology...
Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. This.

Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. One. It's ten years old. But it works, and that's good enough for me.

Q. What kind of cell phone do you have?
A. Motorola razr.

On Biology...
Q. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
A. Left-handed. Though I can use a mouse with either hand. I keep it on the left at work to confound my colleagues.

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. Nothing significant.

Q. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
A. Fifty pounds of flour.

Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. Too recently for comfort. My own stupidity before an early morning workout kicked my (_]_).

On Psychology...
Q. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
A. I don't think so.

Q. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
A. I don't know. I'm not good at girl names. Gabrielle? Michelle?

Q. what color looks good on you?
A. bright blue.

Q. Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. Not that I'm aware of.

Q. Have you ever saved someones life?
A. Not literally.

Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. My mother's obstetrician.

Truth or Dare (or a Bribe)...
Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. Probably, in my younger years. These days $100 doesn't buy much... there'd have to be more in it for me than that.

Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. No.

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000?
A. Nope. My creative outlet is worth more than a fraction of a year's salary.

Q. Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000?
A. Nope.

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
A. Depends on the sauce. I'm not ripping up my intestines (or wanting to rip them out) for any amount of money.

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000?
A. Not just no but hell no.

On stupid stuff...
Q: What is in your left pocket?
A. My car keys.

Q: Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. Heck if I know.

Q: Do you have hardwood or carpet in your house?
A. Both. Hardwood in the kitchen. Carpet everywhere else.

Q: Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A. Stand.

Q: Could you live with roommates?
A. Been there. Done that. Glad it's behind me.

Q: How many pairs of flip flops do you own?
A. One.

Q: Last time you had a run-in with the cops
A. Define "run-in"?!? My last ticket was a couple of years ago. That's as close as I come.

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. Independently wealthy.

Q: Last person who called you?
A. John.

Q: Person you hugged?
A. John.

On Favorites...
Q: Number?
A. 7. 21. 27. 40.

Q: Season?
A. Autumn.

Q: Holiday?
A. Groundhog's Day. It's highly underrated.

Q: Day of the week:
A. Friday.

Q: Month?
A. October

Current Events...
Q: Missing someone?
A. Yep

Q: Mood?
A. Content.

Q: Listening to?
A. Alton Brown, waxing poetic about milk.

Q: Watching?
A. See above.

Q: Worrying about?
A: A project at work. Taxes.

In conclusion...
Q: First place you went this morning?
A. The gym.

Q: What can you not wait to do?
A. Crawl under a blanket with a good book.

Q:What's the last movie you saw?
A. I think it might have been Ratatouille. I need to get out more.

Q: Do you smile often?
A. Not often enough.

Q: Are you a friendly person?
A. Once I get past the shyness, yes.

From the archives...
In 2006 we discovered the joy of high end cheese and Wednesday night wines.