Monday, August 11, 2008

The one where I finish sentences in an attempt to loosen my writer's block

I love memes. And since I've finished my inaugural month of daily pictures, I find myself trying to come up with something to blog about. Add to that the intimidating story from last week (intimidating because how do you top that?), and I've hit some writer's block. So, meme time it is (Thanks to Anna)!

The Meme of Finished Sentences ...

1. My uncle once: told me our family's secret that my mom has yet to share with me herself.

2. Never in my life: have I managed to talk my way out of a ticket. I know people who are incredibly skilled at this and as a result have never received one. I just sheepishly hand over my license and registration and agree to be more careful next time.

3. When I was five: my little brother was born. Being picked up from kindergarten by my grandmother to go see him and my mom at the hospital is my earliest memory.

4. High school was: was not terrible. Though I find it hard to classify it as great too. I don't think my experience was anything spectacular compared to anyone else's. I had acne. I had crushes on boys who never seemed to notice me. I had to deal with a few bitches. Bitches, not bullies. Big difference. I excelled in the classroom. But mostly, I've moved on since then.

5. I will never forget: the terror and pride I felt when I got on the airplane to move to Boston. After I said goodbye to my parents, got through security and waved at them to let them know I was through, I sobbed my way to the gate. I managed to calm down only to start sobbing again when the plane was taking off. The woman next to me must have thought I was scared of flying because she was trying to tell me the plane and us would be okay.

6. Once I met: Lance Armstrong. He was at A&M training at the wind tunnel (part of the engineering program). Since I worked in the engineering communications office, we got to go watch. He's incredibly nice.

7. There’s this girl I know: who swam in the Olympics in 2004. She just missed going this year by one place at the Trials.

8. Once, at a bar: I threw up in the bathroom, twice. I hadn't eaten in about 6 hours and was pounding a lot of beer. But rather than let any of my friends know how sick I was feeling, I excused myself on two separate occasions and made my way to the bathroom in the back to puke. Luckily, that particular bathroom was one of the better bar bathrooms I've ever seen. The next day proved to be the worst hangover of my life.

9. By noon, I’m usually: on my second bottle of water and have gone to the bathroom a minimum of four times.

10. Last night: I watched the U.S. men's 4x100 freestyle relay take the glory and gold away from the French, screaming and jumping around the whole time. Pretty sure my neighbors think I'm crazy. They're probably right.

11. If only I had: the guts to really go after my dream. Instead I'm afraid of not being good enough, so although I tell myself I will try, I'm not.

12. Next time I go to church: it will be Christmas, most likely.

13. What worries me most: not being able to pay off my credit card bill.

14. When I turn my head left I see: my TV and exercise ball, plus the laundry I should be putting away rather than blogging.

15. When I turn my head right I see: my window.

16. You know I’m lying when: I can't look you in the eye.

17. What I miss most about the Eighties is: the less stressful life of being a kid.

18. If I were a character in Shakespeare I’d be: Ariel. No reason really. Just the only character I could think of that wasn't so tragic. Of course, I also played the fairy in a really awful video adaptation for our last project in English my senior year. We were so close to graduating that none of us cared. So we ended up with the most ridiculous interpretation of The Tempest where roles were passed around depending on who could be there for filming and duels were performed with butter knives.

19. By this time next year: I'll still be me, only a slightly older and hopefully slightly more wiser version.

20. A better name for me would be: Luna. Hey, if I'm getting to choose, I'll pick one of my favorite Harry Potter characters.

21. I have a hard time understanding: why people insist on smacking gum. I'm sure your mother did not teach you to eat your food that way Ms. Also Talks Loudly on her Cell Phone in Line at Starbucks.

22. If I ever go back to school, I’ll: have to be crazy. School's out, so says Alice Cooper.

23. You know I like you if: I spend time with you.

24. If I ever won an award, the first person I would thank would be: I have to agree with Anna ... the people who gave me the award, probably. I think that would be polite. Then some other people, depending on what it was for.

25. Take my advice, never: think you can't do something, because then you definitely won't.

26. My ideal breakfast is: fried eggs, hash browns, bacon and biscuits with gravy. Or, crepes with chorizo and a lovely cream sauce. Or, migas.

27. A song I love but do not have is: The Promise by When in Rome. Frakkin' iTunes doesn't sell the song as a single!!!

28. If you visit my hometown, I suggest you: don't blink, otherwise you won't find it.

29. Why won’t people: stop smacking their gum? (Can you tell that it's a pet peeve of mine?)

30. If you spend a night at my house: you'll be sleeping on the couch since I don't have a spare bedroom but I will take you to brunch at Cafe Brazil the next morning to make up for it. The couch is rather comfortable though. I've slept there a few times. Last time actually being the first time DBF came over to my place. We fell asleep watching LOST. Seriously.

31. I’d stop my wedding for: what the heck is this supposed to be? A natural disaster? My husband-to-be suddenly getting sick or injured? Myself getting sick or injured? Other than that, I can't think of what I would stop it for.

32. The world could do without: crocs. They're hideous and should not even be allowed to be called shoes.

33. I’d rather lick the belly of a cockroach than: wear crocs.

34. My favourite blonde(s) is/are: Josh Holloway. Yum.

35. Paper clips are more useful than: crocs. And gum.

36. If I do anything well it’s: being sarcastic. No really.

37. I can’t help but: buy new shoes. It's an addiction. I love the sound of shoes as the click on the sidewalk or through the mall. I love how I feel in a hot pair of heels.

38. I usually cry: at weddings, funerals, sappy chick movies, books, etc - really anything that is meant to be emotional and aimed at making me cry. The movie P.S. I love you, I was a frakkin' mess of tears, mascara and tissue residue. Good thing DBF wasn't around when I watched it.

39. My advice to my child/nephew/niece: Don't be so serious about everything. Enjoy life.

40. And by the way: It's your turn. Michele, Lindsey and Jenn. And you.

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