Sunday, September 12, 2010

Ganked from Facebook: 100 Truths Meme



1. last beverage ~ Venti Black Iced Coffee

2. last phone call ~ Home to E from the SPCA

3. last text message ~ a picture of the new kitten to my Mom

4. last song you listened to ~ Life in Technicolor by Coldplay

5. last time you cried ~ Writing this post about my cat that died this week


6. dated someone ~ Uh, yeah.

7. been cheated on ~ Not by any technical definitions of cheating, no.

8. kissed someone & regretted it ~ There was this one "spin the bottle" game at an eighth grade party that ended up in a kiss that was kind of awful, yes.

9. lost someone special ~ Of course.

10. been depressed ~ Yes. Pretty sure I was clinically depressed after miscarrying our first baby.

11. been drunk and threw up ~ Were there lemon drops there? Yeah, that happened. There was also this one time when I was dancing after college (well not while I was dancing, but in the time of my life when I was dancing professionally) where E and I had a party after going out to Chevy's and I puked and pico de gallo came out my nose. You're welcome for that imagery.


12. Purple

13. Red

14. Blue

Oops... realized after I answered these that I forgot about the "this year" part. Who cares.

15. Made a new friend ~ Yes. Kelly V.

16. Fallen out of love ~ It happens from time to time, and that's okay. I believe a good marriage means choosing to love even when you don't feel it. Especially when you don't feel it. Being chosen and choosing someone when it's not spontaneous is a tremendous gift.

17. Laughed until you cried ~ All the time. I love my friends and my smart-funny husband.

18. Met someone who changed you ~ Many, many, many, many, many of them. Many of them are teachers--either those I learned from or teach with. You know who you are.

19. Found out who your true friends were ~ I would hope I'd have a handle on that by now. I've found that for me, quality is much more important than quantity. And the people who stick around in my life are the ones who are also willing to spend quality time. I have a hard time having friends who I never see. That doesn't seem so friendly to me. But I also realize that some people are only meant to be in your life for a certain time, and that's something to celebrate as well.

21. Kissed anyone on your FB friends list ~ Several of them! Ha.


22. How many people on your FB friends list do you know in real life ~ All. I don't friend people unless I know them and I am genuinely interested in their lives.

24. Do you have any pets ~ Hurley the boxer pup, Stan the cat (who wants nothing to do with us) and as of 1:00 this afternoon, a yet-unnamed kitten who will be coming home tomorrow.

25. Do you want to change your name ~ I never liked Heather; I never felt like it fit. It seems so early-80's popular girl to me, the antithesis of everything I am. But I suppose it's how everyone knows me so there's no use in considering anything else. And I suppose it was chosen for me for a reason. It's just not a part of how I define myself and I think that's interesting. I was happy to change my last name from something plain to something that felt fancy when I got married. Now I just lament how long it takes to sign on checks.

26. What did you do for your last birthday ~ A simple blog search tells me that I got a pedicure and drank a McDonald's iced coffee drink. Hey, go big or go home, apparently.

27. What time did you wake up today ~ 11:30 PM, 4:30 AM, 5:30 AM and then up at 6:30 AM. Sleep is not going so well lately, and the 5:30 one was when E elbowed me hard in my back while he was having some crazy dream. Not our best showing.

28. What were you doing at midnight last night ~ Sleeping like the old lady that I am destined to become.

29. Name something you CANNOT wait for ~ The next time I get to go to Disneyland.

30. Last time you saw your Mother ~ Picking up the kids from school on Friday. She had yard duty. :)

31. What is one thing you wish you could change about your life ~ More money in savings. Only I can totally change that, so I guess I will.

32. What are you listening to right now ~ The sountrack to a My Little Ponies video the kids are watching.

33. Have you ever talked to a person named Tom ~ Uncle. Yes. He's very punny.

34. What's getting on your nerves right now ~ Not being able to sleep at night.

35. Most visited webpage ~ iGoogle page/ Google Reader, Facebook, Blogger

37. Nicknames ~ PDawg, Heath (only to Aunt Cathy)

38. Relationship Status ~ The most complicated, challenging, but WORTH IT marriage imaginable.

39. Zodiac sign ~ Taurus. Strong like bull.

40. He or She ~ Um, she?

41. Elementary ~ Same one for all seven years.

42. High School ~ Same one where I teach. So I've spent something like 14 years of my life there.

43. College ~ UC Davis, but only for 2 1/2 years. I was lonely so I busted my butt to get out of there.

44. Hair color ~ Mousy brown with brassy fading blonde at the tips. :/

45. Long or short ~ Medium.

46. Height ~ 5'7"

47. Do you have a crush on someone? ~ Daniel Craig. Paul Newman. Robert Redford. Steve McQueen.

48. What do you like about yourself? ~ I think I'm a thoughtful person--or at least I try hard to be. I also think I am willing to admit when I am wrong and apologize for it--or at least I try hard to do that too.

49. Piercings ~ I only use the bottom (1st) hole in each ear now, but I have three in the left and two in the right. I have my nose pierced. I used to have my cartilage pierced at the top of my left ear but it would never heal--my curly hair got caught on it all the time. From time to time I consider a tragus or conch piercing, but I am pretty sure that would put a few people in my life over the edge.

50. Tattoos ~ I kind of (not so secretly) like them, but I could never think of anything that I wouldn't get sick of, or a place on my body that is not already wrecked from carrying those two monkeys for two pregnancies. Maybe someday. E has been saying since we renewed our vows that he wants to tattoo his ring finger (something small) so maybe if he did that I'd get something that corresponded. Again, there are people in my life who would go right over the edge about it though.

51. Righty or lefty ~ Righty tighty.


52. First surgery ~ Wrist surgery on my right wrist to remove a ganglion cyst in my junior year of high school. How badass is that?

53. First piercing ~ Ears. Age 13 (?) It was a birthday present.

54. First best friend ~ Was a group in my first grade class that my teacher called "The Golden Girls" because of our blonde hair. Laura P, Lora I, Stephanie and me.

55. First sport you joined ~ I never joined anything, but I had one ill-conceived summer at Wayman Tisdale basketball camp. It was enough to cure me of delusions of sportiness for my lifetime.

56. First vacation ~ How on earth would I remember that? Let's go with the time my parents took me camping with the family and they put me in the (dry) bathtub of the trailer to sleep.

58. First crush? ~ Hmm... I don't think I named anything a crush until E, so we're going to go with Gluten-free E as my first official crush. There may have been others before, but I think I thought of them more as cool people than "crush."


59. Eating ~ Soon: baked tilapia, sweet potato fries, green salad, and nectarines.

60. Drinking ~ A forty out of a brown paper bag. NOT REALLY. I'm not drinking anything, I'm typing.

61. I'm about to ~ Cook dinner, plan my meals for the week, prep veggies for the week (helps me make salads and lunches so much more quickly), fold laundry, get the kids' clothes picked out for the week.

62. Listening to ~ Ponies. I already said ponies. Are you even listening to me?

63. Waiting for ~ E to come inside and eat dinner. But in a grander sense, I'm really really really waiting for my first trip to Europe. Someday.


64. Want kids? ~ As much as I'd like to grow/nurse/hold/snuggle/swaddle another baby, I think we're done. It's not that I want other humans, or that I look at our family and it feels incomplete. I think I just miss Roo and Bud being babies. Since I can't go back and make that happen, I think we're finished. Of course anything can happen.

65. Get Married? ~ I think making my family go to two weddings to the same dude in ten years has been more than my share. I think I'm going to just call it done.

66. Career? ~ Lawyer? In my dreams... Or maybe just something different at school. Or maybe just a better version of what I do now, by improving how I teach. Any of those things would make me very happy.


67. Lips or eyes ~ E has both that any person would die for. Eyes first, then lips, though.

68. Hugs or kisses ~ Hugs. From everyone. Two arms, please. Squeeze tight. Rub back if you're feeling up to it. The end.

69. Shorter or taller ~ Who does this question refer to? I'm going to have to complain about the ambiguity of the questions. I would like a new quiz that has been carefully considered.

70. Older or Younger ~ WTH is this question? Older. Like, 102 years old and choc full of wisdom. And soft wrinkles.

71. Romantic or spontaneous ~ Romantic. But I think "romance" is kind of an illusion of youth. I prefer thoughtfulness.

72. Nice stomach or nice arms ~ Arms. But honestly neither will turn my head as quick as wit.

73. Sensitive or loud ~ Sensitive.

74. Hook-up or relationship ~ Good Lord, people my age don't use phrases like "hook up" and if they do they're probably not someone I spend a lot of time with. I'm a shipper. Even if I was still young and dating, I wouldn't ever be the "hooking up" type. Ever.

75. Trouble maker or hesitant ~ If this is referring to me, the answer is hesitant and you already know that. As my friend said on Facebook the other night, I have never been a risk-taker.


76. Kissed a stranger ~ No.

77. Drank hard liquor ~ Haha. Uh, yeah. Think so. One for me, one for my homies.

78. Lost glasses/contacts ~ Both, frequently.

79. Sex on first date ~ Let's consider that I only had approximately three "first" dates in my lifetime. And then let's consider that on all three of those dates I was shy, reserved, a good girl, and about 16-17 years old. The answer is a resounding no.

80. Broken someone's heart ~ Yeah. I'm married to him. Unfortunately I think I've done it to him many times. And I'm not talking about when I put my foot down in Costco about buying a 60 inch plasma TV, but that one probably stung him a little too.

81. Had your own heart broken ~ Yes, by the guy mentioned in the last answer. And it continues to happen and we work through it because he is willing to do what it takes. So am I.

82. Been arrested ~ No, sorry. That would make me seem cooler, right? I got a bail notice (for myself) in the mail once, though, and I almost pooped my pants I was so scared. Fix your fix it tickets, children.

83. Turned someone down ~ Frequently.

84. Cried when someone died ~ Lots.

85. Fallen for a friend ~ Yes.


86. Yourself ~ I think I do.

87. Miracles ~ I'm skeptical of most things called "miracle." But many things can happen that we don't understand, and I believe in that.

88. Love at first sight ~ I believe in lust at first sight, and in attraction at first sight. Love is, I believe, something harder to get to, something you work at for your whole life because of the people that are important to you.

89. Heaven ~ Yes.

90. Santa Claus ~ Yes. My mom says if you stop believing, the presents stop coming. And I believe in the power of Santa for my children. Santa is a beautiful tradition.

91. Kiss on the first date ~ Do I believe in that? Sure. Though E was so shy when we started dating (as was I) that it took him a good two weeks to work up the nerve. When we went to Winter Homecoming together I was so tired of waiting that I planted a big (dry--haha) one on him. He got the hint eventually.

92. Angels ~ I'm not sure.


93. Had more than one gf/bf ~ Not many more than one, ever. And as I read this again I wonder if it means at the same time? No, never. I haven't really even had that many over a lifetime.

95. Did you sing today ~ No. I kind of don't like singing. I mean that I don't like when other people do it (live) and I'm not so good at it so I don't really do it. Lame. Like even in church, in worship, the idea of people swaying, leaning, lifting hands up is way more interesting to me than how they (or I) push sound through vocal chords. Just not how I'm wired.

96. Ever cheated on somebody ~ Never. Almost never cheated on anything in my life. Too guilty a conscience.

98. If you could pick a day from last year and relive it, what would it be ~ The day E and I renewed our vows after our separation and reconciliation. I wouldn't change a thing, just soak it up again.

100. Afraid of posting this as 100 truths ~ Nope. I'm afraid YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTHS.

1 comment:

  1. Awww I made your 100 truths meme. I'm so flattered! =)