The following was inspired by a similar post on Christianfrenzy’s blog . . .

1. Your name spelled backwards? 
Arual
2. Where were your parents born? 
Mom was born in Liberty and Dad was born in Goose Creek (now called Baytown).  
3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? 
 
I think it was the update to Picasa (Picasa 2).
4. What’s your favorite restaurant? 

This is tough – but probably The Local in Lake Jackson.
5. Last time you swam in a pool?

Can’t remember . . . probably summer before last.
6. Have you ever been in a school play?  

Several.  The one I remember best was my senior year.  I played “Francine Freshman” in the play NHS put on for the incoming freshman, basically warning them what NOT to do when they arrived at high school   Francine was a ditz . . . do you think I was typecast?
7. How many kids do you want?

I have one and she’s perfect (or as close as a kid can get).  Another would be nice, but I’m almost 42 . . .
8. Type of music you dislike most?

Hip Hop Rap Crap.
9. Are you registered to vote?

Of course.
10. Do you have cable?

No.
11. Have you ever ridden on a moped?

When I was in college, one of the girls in my dorm had the cutest little blue moped.  She gave me a ride to lunch one day.  My dad about hit the roof when he found out helmets weren’t involved . . . Now my guy has an honest to goodness motorcycle, an awesome Honda Shadow 1100 (“Wanda the Honda”) and all three of us have helmets.
12. Ever prank-called anybody?
Not that I can remember.
13. Do you ever lie to your friends?
Not intentionally.
14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving?
How crazy do I look?  Don’t trust those bungee cords not to break and why on earth would anyone ever jump out of a perfectly good airplane?
15. Furthest place you ever traveled?

Eastward took me to St. Croix, U.S.V.I., where I lived for 14 months (age 15 – 16), and westward took me to Vancouver, British Columbia, on a family vacation when I was 21.  (After seeing the sites of the Northwest, we drove from Everett, Washington to Houston, Texas in my dad’s Renegade Jeep . . . awesome, awesome trip . . . )
16. Do you have a garden? 

Only because my husband knows how to garden . . . I have a black thumb.
17. What’s your favorite comic strip?
Back in the day I loved “Bloom County” and “Calvin and Hobbes” . . .  
18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem?

Why, yes, I believe I do.
19. Bath or Shower, morning or night?

Showers in the morning – some people use caffeine, I use a blast of water to the face to wake up, followed by a Diet Coke.
20. Best movie you’ve seen in the past month?

“Dreamer,” with my daughter.  We’re going to see “The Chronicles of Narnia” on Friday.
21. Favorite pizza topping?

Another tough one.  I love pizza and most pizza toppings.  Hm.  I suppose the best pizza has Italian sausage, mushrooms, and possibly black olives with a little dash of pizza pepper on top.  I also like ham and pineapple.
22. Chips or popcorn?

I love “Megathins” tortilla chips with cheese and Mezzetta’s jalapenos.  Guacamole is good, too.
23. What color lipstick do you usually wear?

Lipstick?  Most times I forget to put it on.  I do carry a tube of ‘Revlon Super-lustrous Lipgloss” in my purse – the color is mystery, since I’ve had it long enough that the lettering on the bottom label has worn off.
24. Have you ever smoked?

Only a couple of times.  The second time broke me of it.  I was in college and smoked one evening with my roomie when we went out dancing.  Forgot to brush my teeth that night and woke up feeling like a small rodent had died in my mouth.  Never again.
25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant?

Puhleeze . . .
26. Orange Juice or apple?

Orange, I guess, since Diet Coke’s not a choice.
27. Who was the last person you went out to dinner with and where? 

I went with AJ and Jami, to The Local.  
28. Favorite type chocolate bar?

Hershey’s Special Dark – Saw some awesome news program where they reported that dark chocolate was HEALTHY FOR YOU.  Woo hoo!
29. When was the last time you voted at the polls?
A few weeks ago.
30. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato?

This summer when my husband grew tomatoes in his garden.  We have a Fourth of July cookout every year and we served up thinly sliced homegrown tomatoes on the venison burgers he grilled with meat from his hunting trip last December.  Yum.
31. Have you ever won a trophy?

In sixth grade, I read 50 Newbery (sp?) books and received a trophy.  Then in eighth grade, I won third place in a poetry contest and won a trophy.  Wow . . .
32. Are you a good cook?

When I have time to cook and am not too frazzled.  If I’m too frazzled, I make silly mistakes.  But my Indian Corn Casserole is a command performance each Thanksgiving.
33. Do you know how to pump your own gas?

Aren’t full service stations extinct?
34. Ever ordered from an infomercial?

No.
35. Sprite or 7-up? 

Diet Coke.
36.. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work?

No, thank goodness.
37. Last thing you bought at a Walgreens?

A prescription and a box of Kleenex.
38. Ever thrown up in public?

Not exactly.  When for margaritas after work one evening at Cyclone Anaya’s in Houston.  I only had one, but no one warned me how powerful their drinks were.  Made it to the ladies’ room, but one of my co-workers ended up driving me to her house, where I spent the night before driving home the next morning.  I HATE margaritas.
39. Would you prefer being a millionaire or finding true love?

True love.  You can lose millions in a flash, but hopefully true love lasts.
40. Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes.
41. Can ex’s be just friends?
I think it is possible, but very difficult to do.
42. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital?
My mother-in-law.
43. Did you have a lot of hair as a baby?
Average.
44. What message is on your voicemail?
Some generic thing – “Thanks for calling.  Leave your name and number, yadda yadda yadda . . . “
45.If you could go back and not do something you’ve done in the last week what would you take back? ‘
Being horribly sick the last two days.
46. What was the name of your first pet?
I’ve been told it was a dog named “Ginger,” but the first dog I really remember was named “Mitzi.”
47. What’s your favorite college basketball team?
Huh?
48. Who is your best friend of the opposite sex? ‘
He would definitely be my husband, AJ, but if we’re talking people other than our spouses, I suppose Lloyd, even though we live half a country apart.
49. What is one thing you are grateful for today?
My family.
50. What do you think about most?
Getting through each day.

One thought on “50 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me (or want to)

  1. Isn’t it funny how much you learn about a person in these little quizzes. A little slice of a person’s life and you feel like you are intruding even though you are invited in. Maybe I’m just odd. I did find out we live on opposite sides of the same metropolis. Always nice to know of eatin’ places…. with all the travel we do with my daughter’s basketball team we hit all parts of the city so now I know of a place to eat “down under” 🙂

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