Friday, June 29

Me Me Me Me Meme

I decided to take a tag from Ma Beck for this meme. Why? 'Cuz I'm procrastinating, that's why.

Were you named after anyone?
Yup. My mom's two sisters. I was almost named for my mother, but she didn't want to name me Marjorie.

When was the last time you cried?
Last night, while watching ta vocations video at Jen's blog.

Favorite lunch meat?
Well, I don't like balogna (come on, Ma, that's in the song!), that's for sure. I really love roast beef on a hard roll with butter, but one of my other favorite sandwiches is maple-cured ham with Irish Swiss cheese. mmmm...

Do you have kids?
Yes, two.

If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself?
Um. I think so. I mean, I already talk to myself a probably yes. ;)

Do you use sarcasm a lot?
Nooooo. Never!

Do you have your tonsils?

Would you bungee jump?
No, and the girls better not until I am dead. If they even do it then.

Favorite cereal?
Depends on my mood. I like Cheerios with grapes. Sometimes I like Captain Crunch, though, or Froot Loops.

Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
Usually, unless I'm really, really tired.

What is your favorite ice cream?
Mint chocolate chip, and it must be green. I don't care what you say, the white stuff doesn't taste as good.

What do you first notice about people?
I'm not sure it's always the same. I think I tend to notice proinent features, or things like glasses and such.

Red or pink?
Depends on my mood. And what kind of red or pink..

What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
That I take things too personally. If someone says something I will take it in the most negative and personal way. It takes me forever to get over it and force myself to think normally about it. I also tend to feel the pain of an embarassing situaiton for years. I am not kidding.

What is the last thing you ate?
According to my points tracker at Weight Watchers, some Reduced-Fat Wheat Thins. Unless you count my peppermint mocha coffee this morning.

What colors are you wearing?
Gray, white, and some very nasty greenish sneakers. (I just came in from mowing the lawn.)

What are you listening to right now?
Big Girl turning pages in her Ranger Rick magazine.

What is your favorite smell?
Dinner cooking in the crock pot. I really love when I've had something cooking in there all day, and I get home and can smell it as soon as I walk in the house. It's wonderful!

Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My 3 year old niece in Florida, just before going out to mow.

Favorite sport to watch?
Right now, baseball. About a month ago, basketball. In about four months, football. (Football and baskteball never really start until I have gotten to watch the World Series.)

Hair color?
Brown with gray highlights. Actually, I have just a few hairs here and there, and they aren't gray, they are WHITE. Freaky.

Eye color?

Do you wear contacts?
Like Ma Beck, I have 20/500 vision - that "E" better never change - and so I wear glasses or contacts, depending on what I'm doing.

Scary movie or happy ending?
I liked Ma's answer about scary movies being good if they are suspenseful-scary. Like "Sixth Sense" wasn't really scary, but suspenseful. I like that. Don't really want to watch slasher movies. But happy endings are also terrific.

Favorite food?
Hard to say. Probably, if I had to pick, steak. Ooh! Or seafood!, wait! Chocolate! No, no, cream.

Gosh, I'm just a glutton. But probably, seriously, a toss-up between steak and really good seafood.

Last movie you saw in a theater?
Spiderman 3, but we are taking the girls and our niece (the ten year old) to see Ratatoullie in Florida next week.

What color shirt are you wearing?
White with a black rendering of the poster from our high school musical version of Fiddler on the Roof.

Summer or winter?
Both. I like all four seasons, really.

Hugs or kisses?
From the kids, hugs. I love their small arms around my neck. From Hubby...BOTH. I won't get into details. Why pick one from him, you know?

Favorite dessert?
I like the chocolate cake.

Via: VideoSift

What are you reading?
Let's see...Theology of the Body for Beginners, The Bible (that's ongoing, and I'm using the Understand the Scriptures podcast to guide me through it), Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (to the girls), and (still) Witness to Hope. I think there might be more, but I'm not sure.

What is on your mousepad?
My computer mouse. What else is supposed to be there?

What did you watch on TV last night?
A little bit of "The Office," the end of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, some of The Phantom of the Opera, and some EWTN as I fell asleep.

Rolling Stones or Beatles?
The Beatles. I do admit, though, that I have grown weary of the worship some people give to them. Honestly, they are just musicians.

Farthest you've ever been from home?
Um, this is tough, because I've been to different places that were far from various homes I lived in. The farthest I went from home when I lived in NJ was when my family drove to Niagra Falls, then through Ontario, and down to Wisconsin (going through Minnesota on the way). I'd also been to Kansas City, Missouri, from there.

Farthest from home when I lived in Orlando was Wessington Springs, South Dakota.

Farthest from here since moving here (Virginia) is probably Yankton, South Dakota.

Where were you born?
Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

I tag any non-Catholics who are reading this.


Ma Beck said...

Great, Christine!
I can't believe you added Bill Cosby -we sing that ALL THE TIME at work.

And "baloney" is an acceptable spelling of the lunchmeat, according to the dictionary.

1850, variant of bologna sausage (1596), named for the city in Italy, formerly Bononia. See baloney.

Christine said...

Yeah, but my balogna has a first name; it's O-S-C-A-R. My balogna has a second name; it's M-E-Y-E-R. Oh, I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why I'll say...

'cuz Oscar Meyer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A!

(I love to sing it, but I just don't like balogna.)

Anonymous said...


How's the Understanding the Scriptures Podcast going for you?

I'm so glad to see that you're using it as to tool to learning the Bible.

God bless, and take care,

Carson Weber

Christine said...

Deacon Weber! What a wonderful surpirse to see your comment. :)

I absolutely LOVE the UTS Podcast. I just finished up nearly the entire Old Testament (as Hubby did in his live class here in town), with the exception of Chapter 15. My file must have been corrupted somehow, but I'll re-load it.

Already I am sitting in Mass thinking, "OH WOW!" all the time. I am so grateful for the podcast because I'm not able to get to the local class. It's been a real blessing to me.

I think that my favorite thing I've discovered is how much fun the Old Testament is to read. I've already related my experiences when I decided to read 1 Samuel. I'm looking forward to more surprises as I make my way through the Scriptures our Lord read. It's just been a really great experience, and it makes me appreciate our faith all the more.

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