Monday, July 17, 2006

Hello, I must be going

We had 99 calls holding this morning. It is so unbelievably busy that I am pretty much decided to work through my lunches. I'm in the planning stages of a new post but I don't have time to even think about it, let alone finish it.

Meanwhile, back on the ranch (where did I pick that up from?), I'm coming down with a cold or something. This weekend was an exercise in misery and I ended up not being able to go to karaoke last night. Which makes me sad. On the plus note, I did get a text message from Beth this morning. Apparently Char is going to buy me a bucket for Christmas (guess why I couldn't go to karaoke. Guess. I bet the bucket will be a good hint).

I'll be reading blogs as I can. I managed to read Beth's post today. I was impressed with myself.

To entertain myself, as I was listening to yet another person complain about our hold times, I worked on the following meme.

Melissa found this and I have shamelessly pilfered it. Because that’s what I do.



What is your salad dressing of choice? Ranch and Blue Cheese but I have been craving Caesar a lot lately.

What is your favorite fast food restaurant? Do we consider Chipotle fast food? Because if we do, they win hands down. If not, I like Culver’s.

What is your favorite sit down restaurant? Manny’s Steak House and Ruby Tuesdays.

On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant? At least 20%, depending on service. If service is not good, probably around 10%.

What food could you eat every day for two weeks and not get sick of? Grilled cheese sandwiches, quesadillas, steak

Name three foods you detest above all others. Tomatoes, raspberries, peaches

What is your favorite dish to order in a Chinese restaurant? Chicken and broccoli Mongolian barbeque. With peanuts.

What are your pizza toppings of choice? Sausage, pepperoni, black and green olives.

What do you like to put on your toast? Butter. I love bread and butter.

What is your favorite type of gum? Anything cinnamon. Not that I should have gum since I swallow it.

Number of contacts in your cell phone? I don’t know. 20 or 30?

Number of contacts in your email address book? Seven or eight?

What is your wallpaper on your computer? Work – a picture I took of some wheat strands reflected in water. It is yellow and green and soothing. Home – a picture of yellow tulips. It is also yellow and green and soothing.

What is your screensaver on your computer? Don’t have one. It used to be all of my pictures but, since my home computer hates me, it is nothing.

Are there naked pictures saved on your computer? No.

How many land line phones do you have in your house? Two. Technically three but only the answering machine works on the 3rd one.

How many televisions are in your house? Two.

What kitchen appliance do you use the least? This would be a question for Keem. This implies I cook.

What is the format of the radio station you listen to the most? Whatever has the least amount of talking.

How many sex toys do you own that require batteries? I’m ignoring this question

What do you consider to be your best physical attribute? My eyes. I’m also fond of my hair.

Are you right handed or left handed? Right handed.

Do you like your smile? Yes.

Have you ever had anything removed from your body? Wisdom teeth.

Would you like to? Like what? My liver?

Do you prefer to read when you go to the bathroom? I have a bathroom book.

Which of your five senses do you think is keenest? Smell. Definitely not hearing.

When was the last time you had a cavity? Not sure. That requires visiting a dentist.

What is the heaviest item you lift regularly? Eddy. He weighs at least 7 pounds now.

Have you ever been knocked unconscious? No. But I have passed out later from a head injury.

If it were possible, would you want to know the day you were going to die? Oh, yeah, because I need something else to obsess over.

If you could change your first name, what would you change it to? Violet? Rain? Your Majesty?

How do you express your artistic side? Writing and hair color.

What color do you think you look best in? Red, orange, purple, yellow. Bright, bright colors.

How long do you think you could last in a medium security prison? Oh, I think I might make it for awhile. I can be quite amusing.

Have you ever swallowed a non-food item by mistake? No. I did, however, put a fish hook in my lip..

If we weren’t bound by society’s conventions, do you have a relative you would make a pass at? Oh, good Lord, no.

How often do you go to church? I don’t go to church. Organized religion annoys me on many levels. I do believe in God but I don’t feel the need to shove that down anyone else’s throat.

Have you ever saved someone’s life? No.

Has someone ever saved yours? Yes. My doctor by prescribing me Effexor. Beth and Keem for keeping me positive when I’ve been suicidal.

For this last section, if you would do it for less or more money, indicate how much.

Would you walk naked for a half mile down a public street for $100,000?
I’m not overly fond of clothing so possibly.

Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100? Are we talking tongue? Because how hard is it to just lean over and peck someone on the cheek or the lips. No biggie. If it’s tongue, then it would have to be Halle Berry.

Would you have sex with a member of the same sex for $10,000? No. I wouldn’t have sex for money.

Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000? No. I would have to relearn typing and that would be irritating.

Would you never blog again for $50,000? Of course not. That would be silly. How would I bring joy and love to the world if I quite blogging?

Would you pose naked in a magazine for $250,000? Oh, yes. Let’s just whip off the clothing right now. I’m sure so many people would be lining up to buy that magazine.

Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1000? No. $1000 isn’t worth the acid reflux.

Would you, without fear of punishment, take a human life for $1,000,000? Yes. If there was a reason to do it that didn’t involve money. Example – Adolf Hitler.

Would you shave your head and get your entire body waxed for $5,000? I cannot even begin to imagine the pain of the waxing. I would have to say no.

Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000? But how would I watch Lost? I could use the $25,000. Maybe I'd just read the transcripts.

If you want to do this, knock yourself out. I thought it was fun.