Friday, September 22, 2006

I feel like memeing

I don't really feel like writing anything profound or important today, so I decided on a meme. But, first things first, so far I have raised $1,150.00 for the walk. I still have several people and one business that is supposed to be donating money. I'm excited. It's already more than I expected to raise.

Now, on with the meme: (which I got from here)
1. Do you still have tonsils?

Yes, and I currently have a sore throat also.

2. Would you bungee jump?

Maybe at gunpoint. There may have been a time (many years ago) that I might have tried it, but the older I get the more of a wuss I become.

3. If You Could Do Anything In The World For A Living What Would It Be?

I've said pharmacist before, but I'm mad at pharmaceutical companies right now, so I guess I'll have to stick to my current job of being a nurse.

4. How many tattoos do you have?

One. A sunflower on the inside of my right ankle.

5. Your favorite fictional animal?

I just love Dori from Finding Nemo. She's funny. (OK, that's a weird question. Do most people have a favorite fictional animal?)

6. One person that never fails to make you laugh?

Holden. The kid is funny.

7. Do you consider yourself well organized?

No, not really. I just depends. When it comes to diabetes, yes I am, because I have to be. At my job, I'm moderately organized. My house is not organized at all.

8. Any Addictions?

Nope. Unless you count Thursday night TV (pretty much the only night I watch TV on a regular basis; I love Survivor, CSI, and ER. Did anyone see ER last night? It made me cry several times.). I may also be addicted to Zuma. Never heard of it? Go
here to play it. But, be warned. I am not responsible for your laundry piling up while you try to shoot colored beads out of a frog's mouth.

9. From what news source do you receive the bulk of your news?

I hate to admit it, but I don't really watch the news or read it. If I read the paper it's the local one. I may catch some news here and there when I'm at a patient's house and they are watching it. I've found that I usually hear the most important news from other people when they talk about it. I do occasionally turn on Fox News in the morning, but it's while I'm drying my hair, so I can't really hear what they are saying.

10. Would you rather go to a carnival or circus?

Probably a circus. It just seems cleaner and safer than a carnival. If I had my druthers, I wouldn't go to either.

11. When you were twelve years old, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A stay at home mom. For real. I have it written down. I wanted two kids, a boy and a girl.

12. Best Movie You've Seen This Year?

I haven't seen many. I really liked Crash (on DVD), but I wouldn't say it's the best movie I've seen. As far as kid's movies go (which is what I normaly see), Barnyard was pretty good.

13.Favoritee alcoholic drink

I don't drink alcohol anymore. But, in the past I liked a Tom Collins.

14. What is the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning?


15. Siblings?

None. I'm an only.

16. What is the best thing about your job?

Being a home health nurse, you get to connect to your patients on a very personal level. You're in their environment. You learn so much more about them that way. Patients are so much more than their disease or their symptoms. I think sometimes that gets forgotten in the hospital setting or the Dr's office. I have had a few of my patients for 8 years. They are almost like family.

17. Have you ever gone to therapy?

I've only been to physical therapy (for my wrist). I had my last session on Wednesday. Yeah!!!!

18. If you could have one super power what would it be?

OK, that's a hard question. I'm not sure I'd really want one. The first thing I thought of was the power to heal people. I could heal Riley, but then I'd have people hounding me 24/7 to be healed also. So, no super powers for me. Oh well, I guess it would be neat to be able to fly. Yeah, flying would be nice.

19. Do you own any furniture from Ikea?

I don't even know what Ikea is. I must google it later.

20. Have you ever gone camping?

Once when I was about 8 or 9. I don't remember enjoying it very much.

21. Gas prices! First thought?

Absolutely ridiculous. ( but, they're coming down a little, very little)

22. Your favorite cartoon character?

Spongebob or Patrick

23. What was your first car?

A red Buick Skylark. I got it for my 16th birthday.

24. Do you think marriage is an outdated ritual?


25. The Cosby Show or the Simpsons?

Defiantly The Cosby Show. Bill Cosby if a funny man. Homer Simpson, not so much.

26. Do you go to church?

Yes. I don't remember the last Sunday that I wasn't in church. I go almost every Wednesday night too.

27. What famous person would you like to have dinner with?

I don't know. Maybe Keanu Reeves. I've always like him. He's so private. It would be neat to see what he's really like. (Yes, Michael, of course I would bring you along too)

28. What errand/chore do you despise?

Laundry. It is just never-ending. By the time I get the hamper empty, I turn around and it's half full again.

29. First thought when the alarm went off this morning?

"Must get up and take Holden to school. " It was no easy task dragging myself out of bed this morning. I have a horrible cold and a sore throat. I also am having the worst back pain I've ever had. I don't know why I'm having the back pain. I really wanted to stay under the covers, but I did have to get Holden to school, and I had to get up and feed Riley breakfast.

30. Last time you puked from drinking?


31. What is your heritage?

Not sure. Um, I'm American?

32. Favorite flower?

Sunflower (see #4)

33. Disney or Warner Bros?

Warner Bros, I guess. I used to love Bugs Bunny. I've never been much of a fan of Mickey. I think he's boring and his voice annoys the heck out of me.

34. What is your best childhood memory?

When I was younger my family used to stay in a cottage at Nags Head for one week every summer. It was me, my parents, both of my mom's sisters and their husbands my cousin, Curt, and my mom's parents (Pop and Big Mama... gosh, I miss them sooo much). I have a lot of good memories from those days.

35. Your favorite potato chip?

Pringles. I can't eat just one.

36. What is your favorite candy?

I'm not a big fan of sweets, but if I had to have something, I'd pick a Reese's Cup.

37. Do you burn or tan?

Both. Doesn't everyone?

38. Astrological sign?


39. Do you own a gun?

No. I hate guns. They scare me.

40. What do you think of hot dogs?

I try not to. Especiallyy about what's in them. I eat them very, very rarely, maybe 2 0r 3 a year.

OK, that was fun and a nice change of pace. Feel free to join in if you'd like. Let me know if you decide to participate, so I can read your answers.


Anonymous said...

I saw ER last night. Very good, yet nerve racking episode. Had me on the edge of my seat, but I'm so glad they didn't pull a to-be-continued trick. And at one point I thought, "Get your kid on a peakless insulin!"

Penny Ratzlaff said...

I was thinking that too Megan.

Anonymous said...

Ok, I want to play. Thanks for sharing, you had great answers.

prayergal said...

WOO-Hoo on the money you have raised so far for the walk. I am glad this project has gone so well. Praying daily for Riley and for a cure. Enjoyed reading you answers on the meme. You make me proud with your testimony about attending church.
Love you,
Aunt Linda

Sandra Miller said...

Penny-- I felt like memeing, too.

Thanks for providing one :-)

And yes, I am so with you on the laundry.

Keith said...

I'm a straggler on this meme, but wanted to play along anyway.

Thanks for putting this together!