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What’s WAY More Fun Than Being Productive?

I snagged this meme from Jen @ Stuff Jen Says and since I’m sitting here being all boring and “not-wanting-to-do-anything-ish” I figured I’d go ahead and meme to my heart’s content. Like there was any chance I wouldn’t… Honestly, when was the last time I turned down a good meme?

  1. What is your salad dressing of choice?
    I really like Annie’s Goddess Dressing or a raspberry vinaigrette
  2. What is your favorite sit-down restaurant?
    It’d have to be Applebees, we are Applebees fanatics in this family. Also love my new mexican place
  3. What food could you eat for two weeks straight and not get sick of it?
    I gotta be honest, there aren’t many of them, but some things I eat a lot of are Greek yogurt, Trader Joe’s cheese puffs, Wachusett Sour Cream and Onion potato chips and right about now – Girl Scout Cookies.
  4. What are your pizza toppings of choice?
    spinach, feta cheese & Alfredo sauce
  5. What do you like to put on your toast?
    either butter (preferably ICBINB) or peanut butter, sometimes jelly
  6. How many televisions are in your house?
    two but we almost never watch the second one (in our bedroom)
  7. What color cell phone do you have?
    bright red – it’s beautiful
  8. Are you right-handed or left-handed?
  9. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
    one baby and my wisdom teeth (and that other tooth that makes me hate dentists…)
  10. What is the last heavy item you lifted?
    My son after I came into his room to say “get back in bed” only to be greeted by a pile of poop on the floor. Yeah you totally wanted to hear that didn’t you? Good news is my son was heavier than the poop and somehow his bed and sheets remained unstained.
  11. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
    Nope, not that I recall 😉
  12. If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die?
    No I really couldn’t handle that kind of knowledge gracefully.
  13. If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
    I really have no desire to change it at all – I’m fairly happy with my name actually.
  14. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000?
    No but I might be able to convince my husband to do it for me, does that count?
  15. How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?
    I think two but I only wear one pair – my Croc flip flops were one of my first true loves.
  16. What’s your goal for the year?
    To have a baby. So far I’m half way to meeting that goal, so I guess it’s going well.
  17. Last person you talked to?
    Verbally – my son – you can imagine what I said to him. “Textually” my husband – we discussed our calories for the day. I neglected to tell him about his son’s adventures, not wanting to put a damper on his mood yet. I’ll save that for when he gets home. 😉
  18. Last person you hugged?
    My son. Obviously before the pooping on the floor incident of twenty minutes ago.
  19. Favorite season?
    probably the fall – I like the spring and love summer, but for me autumn has the most ideal, warm and non-buggy weather, and not as much rain as the spring.
  20. Favorite holiday?
    I don’t even know anymore. Being a grown up kind of ruins holidays because you have to be all grown-up like. Can I say my son’s birthday? Next year that won’t even be so easy because I can’t in good conscience play favorites with their birthdays.
  21. Favorite day of the week?
    Toss up between Saturday and Sunday, depends on what we have going on I guess.
  22. Favorite month?
    That one where only awesome things happen and the weather is beautiful for 30 days straight?
  23. First place you went this morning?
    to the living room to sit around and look like Death while my husband worked out with the WiiFit (why do they have to be so productive and goody goody when we’re not?)
  24. What’s the last movie you saw?
    Well I watched Space Chimps two or three times this morning but the last “newest” movie I saw was the newest National Treasure movie. Last movie in theater? Heck if I remember. I probably blogged about it?
  25. Do you smile often?
    Probably not as much as I should – I don’t really keep track
  26. Do you always answer your phone?
    When I want to and I hear it ringing – sometimes my phone just sort of brain farts and chooses not to ring for no apparent reason. And sometimes I’m a jerk. But other than that, yes, always.
  27. It’s four in the morning and you get a text message, who is it?
    AT&T saying, “We know that you don’t actually have text messaging as an option in your plan so even though you can’t send or receive text messages from people you like, we’re still going to send you junk text messages, encouraging you to buy games and songs for your phone, even though you’ve never done that, ever.” True story.
  28. If you could change your eye color what would it be?
    I think blue or green could be fun – but I’d want it to be temporary with the option to change them anytime I wanted.
  29. What flavor drink do you get at Sonic?
    I’ll have to get back to you on that if and when I ever go to a Sonic – are they good?
  30. Have you ever had a pet fish?
    Not of my own, personally, but my dad and grandma have kept them in outdoor ponds (and killed all of them in quick succession). My family shouldn’t be allowed to own fish – I think we’re cursed in that department.
  31. Favorite Christmas song?
    “Baby It’s Cold Outside”
  32. What’s on your wish list for your birthday?
    I’d love to get a new cell phone – I’d also love a new car, a house and a new wide screen tv but I’m guessing you meant realistic wish list?
  33. Can you do push-ups?
    I’m pretty sure that’s a pregnancy no-no, sorry.
  34. Can you do a chin-up?
    I’m pretty sure that’s a pregnancy no-no, sorry.
  35. Does the future make you more nervous or excited?
    Mostly excited, definitely some nervousness thrown in for good measure though.
  36. If given the chance, would you go back in time?
    Nah, probably not – future maybe.
  37. Do you have any saved texts?
    Did you read question number 27? No? Stop being a lazy meme reader and scroll back up. ::taps foot:: I’ll wait.
  38. Ever been in a car wreck?
  39. Do you have an accent?
    Not really – I’m kind of void of accent I think. Probably comes with the territory of moving too much. I don’t actually belong anywhere.
  40. What is the last song to make you cry?
    Beats me. I’m pregnant – lots of things make me cry – and yet right now nothing comes to mind at all. Maybe it was a 1st trimester thing?
  41. Plans tonight?
    Watching American Idol and Lie To Me – and making chicken Parmesan – fun, exciting times!
  42. Have you ever felt like you hit rock bottom?
  43. Name three things you bought yesterday.
    Well my husband did the actual shopping (mid week groceries) but three of the things he got were whole grain pasta flour, my 100 calorie kettle corn pop corn & bananas
  44. Have you ever been given roses?
  45. Current hate right now?
  46. Met someone who changed your life?
    Duh my husband 🙂
  47. How did you bring in the New Year?
    We went to my husband’s bosses house again – I think it’s probably our new tradition. It was fun – we had fondu and my son fell and smacked his head on their dining room table in the middle of a chocolate coma – awesome. (Man, am I in a mood or what?)
  48. What song represents you?
    “Daughters” by John Mayer which could also be called, “Try Not To Mess Up Your Kids Lives Too Much” by John Mayer
  49. What were you doing midnight last night?
    probably turning over from my left side to my right and shaking off whichever leg had fallen asleep
  50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up?
    “Honestly, you couldn’t have let me finish my dream? I was dreaming about Booth and Brennan for pete’s sake!”

If you’re feeling all blah and life-avoidy today, too, consider yourself tagged. If you aren’t feeling that way but still want to fill this out, you’re tagged, too. It’s a two-fer.

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In My Opinion: March 11th on Vimeo

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This week’s In My Opinion video meme asked you to answer one or all of the following questions:

  1. If you had to spend one year living alone in a remote cabin, what would you spend your time doing?
  2. When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up?
  3. What’s your favorite music group/video? Now tell us why it’s your favorite?

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American Idol: Who Did You Love?

Last night the new Top 13 for this season’s American Idol performed for the first time on the Big Stage singing songs by the one and only, Michael Jackson. There were a lot of ah-mazing performances that had me all excited and drooling… and a couple of meh performances that will put said singers in trouble with the voters for sure. This season I find myself constantly being harder on some performers than the judges, leaving me wondering if it’s just me. A lot of the other round ups that I read seem to agree with the judges – but even my husband tends to find the same thing – people perform and we’re like, “Well that was boring… next!” and the judges are all, “Oh my god you’re range is incredible – you could sail to the top of this thing!” And we’re left scratching our heads. Last night a couple of our favorites even recieved pretty harsh criticism, just to keep me on my toes I guess? Anyway, with all those drool worthy performances, here are the ones that had me going WOW:

Lil Rounds, The Way You Make Me Feel: It amazes me sometimes that Lil’ doesn’t have a contract already – she is amazing: oozing confidence, owning the stage, belting out amazing vocals. I cannot help but love her and I thought she rocked her opening performance.

Allison Iraheta, Give Into Me: How is this fierce, fierce woman only 16 years old? Loved the rock and roll, her voice is just ah-mazing. This little flaming red head is a force to be reckoned with. While she wasn’t my favorite overall for the night, she was admittedly awesome. I don’t think I’ve ever heard this song before but that might be a good thing in this instance.

Megan Corkrey, Rockin’ Robin: I was a little surprised when she picked this song, but man she pulled it off for me. The judges were all very hard on her, but I think they are insane – she was awesome. I even noticed her dancing has improved when she actually let loose and moved around a bit instead of just wiggling in place. Way to go Megan! This girl has one heckuvah voice and I seriously loved every second of her performance. I think my jaw dropped.

Adam Lambert, Black And White: Okay I’m officially on the boat with Adam Lambert. For me, he’s what David Cook wishes he was (or what I wish he was). Yes he’s very showy in a musical theatre kind of way, but um hello it works for him. His voice is just incredible, something about “range” according to the judges – I don’t know – he was just goooooooooooooooooooood.

Alexis Grace, Dirty Diana: We got a strong opening with Lil’ Rounds and a strong closing with Alexis Grace. Loved it, loved it, loved it, love her. It’s still a little funny to me to see this tiny little thing belting out songs with that amazing voice and the “dirty” thing was wow, okay. But girl can sing and somehow even tramped up a bit she still exudes class for me. And her little girl is just. too. cute.

You can just go ahead and call them my Top 5.

So who was I not loving so much? First and foremost, and it pains me to say this…

Anoop Desai, Beat It: Ouch. It wasn’t good. I love him and I hope he makes it through, sort of, but um… no. It wasn’t good. And with so many amazing performers already in the Top “13”… I don’t know Noop Dogg. It doesn’t look good. Sadly I think Anoop was the only performance that the judges and I agreed that we didn’t like. And that’s not good.

Danny Gokey, PYT: I know I’m like basically the only one saying this, because all you other people are still in lurve with Danny, but I was completely underwhelmed. He just doesn’t feel like a star to me. Does he have a nice voice? Yes. But so do LOTS of people. For me he’s just not amazing in the way that some of these other people are. But I loved his glasses, in a wanted-to-steal-them kind of way.

Michael Sarver, You Are Not Alone: Again with the judges loved him and I didn’t. I just thought it was a terrible song for him, the words just sounded weird in his mouth. I don’t know how to explain it, I like him – he’s the Oil Rig Guy – but I didn’t love this performance. He’s in the bottom 2 for me with Anoop.

For the rest of the performers? If your name isn’t in this list, that means “your safe” for me. I didn’t love you, but I didn’t strongly dislike you either. You were fine. Good even. But not great.

Alright – your turn – who did you love? Who did you hate? Who wants to rip me a new one for hating on their favorites? 😉

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WW: More Dress Up Fun With MM

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