Lisa Tagged Me, So Here Ya Go…

There are rules, but I am a rebel. I never follow them nor will I post them again as I already did this meme before. BUT, Lisa asked me some new questions and since most people like to read about the bloggers they choose to spend time with, here ya go:

All questions are from Lisa over at Books. Lists. Life.

 1. Could you eat the same thing for lunch every day? What would it be?

I could eat a salad every day, but the stuff inside of it would have to vary. I’d get bored of the same ingredients day in and day out.

2. How many library books do you have checked out right now?

I have four library books checked out, and eleven audio books (the max).

3. Do you feel strongly about specific music? or more of a music in general type person?

I like old school jazz  much more than I let on. It’s not that it’s a secret or anything, but there are only certain times when I can play it and really enjoy it. After my workout in the morning, when I get back to my desk here at work, I really let it fly.  I love Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

4. What is your favorite brick and mortar retail store?

Barnes and Noble, for obvious reasons. I have no indies near me and our Borders closed. Sephora is a close second.

5. What is your favorite online store?

Sephora. I could spend hours looking up beauty creams, perfumes, etc. I am one of those high maintenance women who appear to be low maintenance.

6. What is your favorite moment of heartstopping romantic tension? (Book, movie, music, tv, real life, art, anywhere.)

I am not sure what this question is really asking. When I am watching a movie, and two people who are obviously made for each other, can’t seem to make it work and the girl walks away… I always want to yell…go after her dumbass! Is that what you mean?

7. What is the first book you remember reading?

The Giving Tree was probably the first book I read on my own.  It always made me sad but I read it over and over again and when I went to the library, I always found it to read yet again even though I owned a copy.

8. Are you creative in any way? How so?

If time were not an issue, I am very creative. I used to make cards and I love to write. I have a work space set-up in my garage for crafting, but it often remains unused because every time I go out there, the dog finds me, then The Girl finds me and then somehow The Boy makes it out there too.  For the writing part, I think I am going to enroll in a creative writing class so I will have the rigidity of a syllabus to keep me in check. I really want to write a novel, but I can’t seem to take the next step. Taking a class might help me with that.

9. Not counting your family, pets, and vital personal documents/pictures, what one thing would you save in a fire?

My MacBook. Although it’s limping along and might be better off in the fire.

10. What is your favorite type of vacation (museums, beach, cabin, mountains, theme parks)?

The perfect vacation for me would be at least two weeks long and involve a combination of these activities. Maybe a day of rest by the beach or lake and then the next day, fun at a theme park or museum. My family gets bored easily. I don’t. I could watch the ocean all day long and not even have to eat, but the children…they need to eat and The Hub… he is often the worst one. Sighing and making a pissed off face at me when he thinks he could be doing something more exciting.

11. What is the most surprising or unexpected thing you’ve done in the last 12 months?

This is embarrassing. There is a website called Have you heard of it? You can print off these notices to leave on people’s windshields when they park like asses (take up two spaces, double-park, leave you only an inch to get into your car, etc.) Well, I came across just such a driver and I left a notice on their windshield and then got caught. Apparently, she didn’t park like an asshole on purpose. Her car died and she was waiting for a tow truck. I felt this small, and I felt stupid. It was a dare and I never accept dares and never do anything as stupid as that and let me tell you,  as much as I want to tell people they park like assholes, I never will again. Even when I had to crawl into my car from the back door because I had less than two inches on either side of me. Nope, never again.

Enlightening, isn’t it?

41 thoughts on “Lisa Tagged Me, So Here Ya Go…”

  1. I could sit all day long on a sunny beach too, with a few good books of course and maybe a gin and tonic or rum and coke with it. We should go on vacation together. My hubby and yours could commiserate our general lack of interest in doing more than sunning!

  2. I can’t believe you can remember the first book you read! Very impressive! And I love the parking story, but seriously, that lady was an exception. Most people do it just because they fit the title of the website!

  3. I enjoyed reading this! Especially the last one. That is exactly the kind of thing that would happen to me. If I ever call someone out on something there is always a valid explanation and I feel like a fool. And just two days ago, someone parked so close to me that I had to climb in my passenger door. I am too old to be climbing over seats! I was so mad and would have loved to have left a note on their windshield.

    1. I work for a university and although we have faculty/staff lots, students still park in them illegally and they ALWAYS fence me in. I can’t tell you how many times I have had to crawl through the back of my van. The legs don’t bend like they used to. Makes for a pissed off me.

  4. Whoa…very enlightening…

    Not scary a bit…I have really loved reading these tags…

    I particularly love number five…for obvious reasons…

    1. I could live in Sephora. I love that they let you try everything and you can even ask them to make you a sample of something to take home and try. I have tried countless products that way.

  5. Oh my gosh, that parking story really had me twisting in my seat! I can imagine that that type of thing would have happened to me as well, and as much as I would love to leave one of those notes on someone’s car, I would be so afraid to do so! My husband on the other hand…

  6. Oh these were great questions! Hey if I ever get my lazy ass in gear and do this meme, I might just answer these questions. The others ones are hard! That story about the bad parking is funny (sorry, I know it was embarrassing). Just think of it this way…it is a great thing for you to whip out of your arsenal at parties for entertainment.

  7. I would so get caught if I ever tried to do something like that too! Thanks for the laugh!

    Don’t give up on that book! I want to be reading a book with your name on the cover one day!

    1. I hope I never see that person again. That is my fear. That I will run into her again. It was at a local restaurant so it could happen.

  8. OMG … the parking like an assohole thing just killed me. I could feel your shame and embarrassment and wanting to slink away. How awful. I shall not make the same mistake. URGH.

    And I hear you about trying to hide away and then being found and not getting anything done. That sucks!

  9. What a sweet look at the “real” you. Your parking story is so funny. While I’ve never done that exact thing, I have done things that make me want to drop in a hole.

  10. I think I’d like to take a creative writing class too. I’ve always wanted to write a novel, but I feel like it would be necessary for me to do gain some skills that way!

  11. Oh man, that parking story! I’d DIE. This is why I wouldn’t do it. I’m too afraid of getting caught!

    The beach. I can seriously just sit and watch the ocean. Sadly, I live as far from the ocean as possible, except for NORTH Dakota.

  12. I love these memes yet never do any. Go figure. That parking story is out of the norm though. Most people just park like a-holes for the hell of it. Love, love Ella Fitzgerald!

  13. I LOVE Sephora. I used to spend tons of time on the site, but then when we moved, I discovered the physical store is only a fifteen minute walk away from me. It was a joyful moment when I learned I could continue using and collecting all those lovely VIP points in the bricks and mortar store.

    I loved reading through your answers. And the parking story …! I’m terrible at parking, so I’ll pull into a space, get out, eyeball the lines, and re-do if necessary. I do a lot of re-doing …

  14. I have always wanted to leave notes on people’s cars when they’ve done something stupid but I’m too afraid that I’ll get caught. Now I definitely won’t ever do it. Although, I might just have to check out that website!

  15. I’m a go-go-go vacationer, most of the time, but there have been vacations that were the kind I *thought* should be reading vacations and my husband overruled me. That’s why I like taking buddy trips. He’s so used to being the boss that it doesn’t stop on vacation. I did try reading on the beach in Hawaii and failed, though, because there were too many things to watch! There were weddings, adorable families, people snorkeling in the lagoon, an old lady praying, gorgeous birds flittering over my head, waves to watch. I had to set aside the book and take a million pictures.

    Hilarious and horrifying about the park like an asshole thing.

  16. I am so going to yell “go after her dumbass!” the next time I watch a movie like that.

    Give me a beach or a deep wood and a book and I am in vacation heaven.

  17. Gah, I’m dying with you re: the parking note story! My bestie and I got in to leaving notes for neighbors who parked horribly, and I’m sure they knew it was us, but it kind of made me feel better, even if childish. Still, I would DIE of mortification if caught and there was a situation like the one you shared. Thanks for revealing more about yourself, Ti!!

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