February 2, 2010

Whooooo Ammmm Iiiiiiii?

(It's times like these that I wish my husband read my blog, since he's probably the only one who'd get the Jackie Chan movie reference in my blog title. Ah, well.)

Since I'm still relatively new to the blogger world and some of you may not know me very well, I thought I'd follow Wrestling Kitties' lead and complete a little survey about myself...

1. What is your name and do you have any nicknames? Shannon. Commonly called Shan for short. Occasionally mistakenly called Sharon (which annoys me to no end). And my husband calls me Bunny, which I adore.

2. What color are your socks right now? White with red and gray stripes

3. What are you listening to right now? A really old reality show on the Fox Reality Channel; people were just as inane on these things 10 years ago as they are today.

4. What was the last thing that you ate? A Fiber One granola bar -- tasty and fiberiffic! :)

5. Can you drive a stick shift? Oh, no. And it's probably better for the welfare of the rest of the world that we keep things that way. I tried to learn once and, after four hours of not moving an inch in a parking lot, I vowed never to try it again.

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? The auto repair shop owner, who was refreshingly honest (and saved me a bunch of money) by telling me I DIDN'T need an alignment; imagine, getting repeat business by being HONEST! Sometimes it's great living in a small town.

7. Last place you went on vacation? Sarasota, Florida, in 2008. Hoping to go back (maybe even a few times!) this year.

8. What hobbies do you have? Wow -- so many things these days! Writing (this blog, children's books), crafts (mostly knitting, although I do like scrapbooking, too), Rock Band and Guitar Hero, volunteering at our county dog shelter...

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? Much to my husband's chagrin (he is a true sports FANATIC), I have almost zero interest in watching sports on TV. If pressed, though, I would much rather watch college basketball than pretty much anything else.

10. What is your favorite drink? Water, peach-flavored iced tea

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Absolutely, although not for several years now. The biggest fiasco? I went into a hair salon and asked them to make my very-dark-brown hair "warmer," and I walked out with...orange hair. Like, the color of a traffic cone. Did I mention this was six months before my wedding?

12. Favorite food? I spend hours and days pondering this question. Right now, I'd have to say SUSHI, particularly anything that involves salmon and/or avocado.

13. What is the last movie you watched? Saw VI. I laughed through most of it. A testament to why most series are best left at a trilogy.

14. Favorite day of the year? October 5, our anniversary. It's fall -- by far my favorite season -- and it's just fun to look back at our marriage and realize how far we've come.

15. How do you vent anger? Surprisingly? Cleaning. I don't know if it's my unconscious need to bring some order to a disorderly emotion like anger, or just the fact that I get to slam pots and pans around and make a lot of noise so T KNOWS how annoyed I am. :)

What was your favorite toy as a child? Hmm...not sure I had a favorite single toy as a child; it definitely wasn't this. I had a big stuffed dog named Fifi that I used to dress in my own clothes. Maybe I had issues. :)

17. What is your favorite season? Fall -- absolutely. I love everything about it -- just the way the air SMELLS is fantastic.

18. Cherries or Blueberries? Hmm...probably cherries, provided they're fresh. Although I'd much prefer raspberries. But that wasn't one of the options, and never let it be said that I don't at least try to play by the rules.

19. What is your occupation right now? Writer/editor (as well as user experience consultant and other unofficial roles) for a corporate website

20. What do you want to be when you grow up? I would love to make a living writing books -- either children's books or novels

21. What state (or country for our international bloggers) do you live and what State or Country would you like to live some day? I'm an Ohio dweller, and (to echo Wrestling Kitties) I actually like living here. I love the seasons and the proximity to my family and many of my friends. I'm not sure my Virginia native husband is quite so enthusiastic, but he's good here for now. :)

22. Living arrangements? Own a house (with my husband) on about 4 1/2 acres of land in the country. I absolutely love being out in the middle of nowhere, knowing our neighbors, being able to see the stars at night...

23. Do you have any pets? Oh yes, although we think of them more like children/family members: two fat and spoiled boxers named Bubba and Murray. We adore them.

24. What is on the floor of your closet? About 20 pairs of shoes that I haven't worn for at least three years. I think a spring cleaning/purging is in order this year...

25. What are three of your favorite items at the moment? I love my new Droid! I've never had a "cool" phone before, so I'm enjoying it for the 15 minutes until it's obsolete. I also love the large box of Lush products my husband gave me for Christmas. It'll take me all year to use, but right now it's just making my bathroom smell amazing. And I'd probably also have to say the remote starter on T's car, which we've officially established is NOT a ghost.

26. What did you do last night? Watched my husband channel his inner rock star with Guitar Hero: Metallica and finished rewatching the last season of LOST. I can't wait for the new (last!) season to start!

27. Any news you want to share? Although I'm being sort of deliberately coy about it, I've lost a fair amount of weight in the last six months and am working on more. Hitting sort of a plateau this last week, but I'm sure it's just temporary. At least that's what I'm telling myself. :)

28. What do you like on your hamburgers? Cheddar cheese, onions, limited condiments

29. Favorite dog breed? Boxers!

30. Favorite day of the week? Any day I don't have to work. :) That sounds terrible, as I do like my job. But who doesn't prefer the days when you just get to do whatever you want?

31. How many states have you lived in? Lifelong Ohioan

32. Diamonds or pearls? Definitely diamonds, although I love the pearls my grandmother passed on to me

33. What is your favorite flower? Any kind of colorful wildflower

34. Favorite meal you have ever had at a restaurant and which restaurant was it? Wow -- I have absolutely no idea. Which should tell you that I've been to a lot of mediocre restaurants. :) Off the top of my head, I'd say this shrimp/garlic/pasta dish at Carrabba's, or the Caterpillar roll at Sushi En in Columbus.

35. What music are you currently listening to? I usually rotate around 9 or 10 different music channels on XM while I'm driving, although lately I've been listening to my Glee soundtrack CD. :) I'm a dork.

36. What is one fun thing you are looking forward to in the coming year? Taking more than one vacation that does NOT include home improvement projects!

1 backtalk:

wrestling kitties said...

Fun!

First off congrats on the weight loss, that is awesome!!!

I don't play guitar hero, but let it be known that I am an awesome singer on Rock Band. Yep, Rock Band is going to help me so one day I can be a rockstar.

I agree October 5 IS a great day and time of year. It is my lovely mothers birthday and that time of year is amazing.

And for the record, I SHIT myself when I clicked on that damn toy picture. Stupid creepy doll. And so you know I am in the basement, alone and my husbands raggady andy doll is hiding under the shelf next to me....I see his legs. *shiver* I hope he doesn't see me talking smack about him and his sis. (If I don't blog again, you know he got me)

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