Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Me...a name I call myself

This is a combination of a meme that Jenny sent me months ago and one that Maria did recently...

Are you taller than your mother?
Yep...but she says, "No matter how tall you grow, I will always be bigger than you."

What color is your car?
Black (with scratches and dents on every corner). It's the car my younger sisters learned to drive in--it's been in about 18 low-speed crashes.

If you instantly become qualified for any profession, what would you do?
I'd be a doctor.
Ahh...to be instantly qualified.

What is your ring-tone?
It's called "notify" and it sounds like "ding-dong"--very boring, I know. I'm not a fan of phones that sing. I think that cell phones have crappy voices.

Speaking of singing, if you're interested in relaxing jazz, you should check out Andrea Mann.

Is there an animal that creeps you out?
Yeah, but that's what divorce is for.

The last person you rode an elevator with?
Her name is Kelly.

Did you go ice skating as a kid?
With my friend, Colleen, on a reservoir behind her house. We used to tool around in a row boat in the summer and ice skate in the winter. I wonder what she's up to...

Last person you had an argument with.
Hmm...I guess it was the ex. It's been awhile. I don't miss it.

Ever have stitches?
No (knock on wood). I put in about 20 of them for the first time last Saturday, though--sewed up the skin on someone's abdomen.

Favorite non alcoholic drink?
Chocolate milk.

How long ago did you kiss someone?
It's been so long that it makes me sad to think about it.

Ever caught something on fire?
Many a marshmallow.

Ever seen the northern lights?
No...someday, I hope.

Would you be a surrogate mother, carry a baby for someone else?
Nope. I never, ever want to be pregnant.

Ever been in a fight?
A physical fight? Not since I was about 10 years old--the last year I was bigger than my younger brothers and could still beat them.

Wearing nail polish?
The other day, as I looked at my chipped toenails, I thought, "If I'm in an accident, they'll take me to the ER and my fellow med students will see this trashy, peeling polish."
These are the things I think about after spending all night working in the trauma bay. I removed the polish, shaved my legs, and plucked my brows...just in case.

Innie or outie?
Right now, I'm innie. But I have to go outie again tomorrow morning at 5:30.

Ever used a Ouija board?
Once, at a slumber party. My mother later told me to never do that again because they were satanic. Looking back, I'm not entirely sure that Satan was hanging out at that particular slumber party.

Sweet or sour?
I try to be sweet...I try.

Sun or Moon?
The sun.
Because without it, I wouldn't be able to see the moon.
And I love the moon.

What shoes did you wear today?
Heels, because I knew I'd be sitting all day (one of our two lecture days a month). If I have to walk much, I wear comfortable shoes.

Favorite eye color of the opposite sex?
I don't care, as long as their eyes are above mine. I like taller guys.

Most important quality in a relationship.
Some would say honesty, but this comes from"Dress Your Family in Corduray" by David Sedaris. It's a story about he and his boyfriend, Hugh, called "The End of the Affair"

"The End of the Affair" made me look like an absolute toad. The movie's voracious couple was played by Ralph Fiennes and Julianne Moore, who did everything but eat each other. Their love was doomed and clandestine, and even when the bombs were falling, they looked radiant...
The picture ended at about ten, and afterward we went for coffee at a little place across the street from the Luxembourg Gardens. I was ready to wipe the movie out of my mind, but Hugh was still under its spell. He looked as though his life had not only passed him by but paused along the way to spit in his face. Our coffee arrived, and as he blew his nose into a napkin, I encouraged him to look on the bright side. "Listen," I said, "we maybe don't live in wartime London, but in terms of the occasional bomb scare, Paris is a pretty close second. We both love bacon and country music, what more could you possibly want?"

What more could he want? It was an incredibly stupid question and when he failed to answer, I was reminded of just how lucky I truly am. Movie characters might chase each other through the fog or race down the stairs of burning buildings, but that's for beginners. Real love amounts to withholding the truth, even when you're offered the perfect opportunity to hurt someone's feelings...I pulled my chair a few inches closer, and we sat silently at our little table on the square, looking for all the world like two people in love.

Nap today?
No, but it would have been nice.

Time of day that you were born?
6:15 pm

Do you know your blood type?
Why? Are you running low?

Name something annoying about public transit?
There isn't any in this town.

Did you grow up in a city or in the country?
A small city...326 in my high school graduating class. I was number 26. (That wasn't the question, was it?)

Consider going on a reality show for a large amount of money?
The Amazing Race maybe.

Flown in your dreams?

Whats the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
I would have said fried crickets, but the other day, I had a veggie burger in the hospital crapeteria that may now rank above the insects. I don't think any veggies were harmed in the making of that burger.

Hugs or kisses?
Hugs...if I really, really trust you.

What was the best night out of your life? Lurid details please!
I'm still looking forward to the best night out of my life.

Whats your favourite item of clothing?
My holey jeans.

What form of dancing are you best (or worse) at?
I suck at all dancing. It looks like someone is strangling a cat. (I'd be the cat.)

Would you at any time of your life have done playboy for a million?
Nope. This isn't for sale.

Gold or silver?
Depends on my mood...usually silver.

If you joined the circus, what would you be?
The person trying to orchestrate the freeing of the animals.

Do you have a criminal record?
No. I got picked up by the police once, in 9th grade, for toilet papering someone's house. My brother and I actually begged the cops to put us in jail over night. "Lock us away from our parents, please! They are going to kill us!"
The cops laughed.
And then, they saw the look on my father's face when he came to get us and whispered, through clenched teeth, "I'm going to kill you two!"
As Dad dragged us out of the police station, one of the officers looked at me and said, "Whoa. Good luck with that, kid."
Protect and serve, my ass.

What item of make-up can you not live with out?
I could definitely live make-up free, but would prefer not to go to work without mascara.

Slurpee flavor?


Mme Benaut said...

Terroni - these are fabulous and so honest! I can just see you in heels wearing silver as you trek to the circus to free the animals, wearing your mascara and holey jeans, right before you go to see the northern lights. You're going to be a fantastic doctor and the lady with the 20 stitches was lucky she got you to do the job. Not sure about never being pregnant though - it's a woman's right of passage. Mind you, having children is something else; there are so many of the little things just crying out to be adopted. As for the best night of your life - yep, that is coming up ... soon I hope ... someone whom you can really, really trust and who will give you many, many hugs. The world is your oyster Terroni; your generation have the education, the mobility and the tenacity to travel the world and, to use a US expression "kick ass". While you're at it, come down under and stay with us! Hugs and more hugs little one and some xxx too!
PS I'm A+ just in case you ever need some.

Mme Benaut said...

PS Just a note about flying in dreams - as you go to sleep, try to imagine what it would be like to soar like a bird and see if that works. Flying in dreams is spectacular and so liberating. I have my pilot's license so I have a pretty good idea what things look like from up there but before I even learnt to fly, I used to have flying dreams - soaring and swooping and not a broom in sight! Sometimes I had trouble lifting off though as my sister was usually clutching at my ankles, trying to drag me down.

Terroni said...

I'm going to bed now, Madame.
I'll try it!

Oh, and we share a blood type...just in case you ever need some ;)

Cheryl said...

This is the kind of meme I like to read. Somehow, I just never take the time to really conteplate the answers to the questions and put them down in words. One day I'll join the ranks of meme authors.

CS said...

"Is there an animal that creeps you out?
Yeah, but that's what divorce is for."

That made me laugh. I like these memes, but I alwys wonder about why the author picked those particular questions.

Rich said...

Andrea MAnn has a great sultry voice. Ahhh ... I can see us now slow dancing in the moonlight.

Robyn said...

Definitely silver.
I am reading Dress Your Family in Corduroy right now--David Sedaris is an excellent story teller, and I can hear his voice inflections in his writing.

Terroni said...

Cheryl~ I look forward to that day :>

cs~ I'm happy to make you laugh! And I often wonder the same thing.

Rich~ I thought of you when I linked to her. I suspected you'd like it ;)

Robyn~ If you ever get a chance to go to one of his readings, you should do it. He is fabulous!

Maria said...

I am absolutely getting the David Sedaris book. I read that section of your post twice because I loved it so much. Ok...time to hit Borders as soon as I'm alone. If Liv goes with me, I will end up buying one of those ABC Mystery books for her that are just crap. If Bing goes with me, she will buy cds that I hate. So...need to sneakily figure this out.

See? Aren't you glad that you don't ever want to be pregnant and that you got that divorce. When you live alone, you don't act like a frackin sneak ass.

sinclair said...

funny you mention Andrea Mann! I just met her, about a month ago. isn't her voice just dreamy?