I found a new meme called Thursday Thunks, and I thought I'd give it a try. It's just a list of random questions. Should be pretty easy, right?
1. Are you a celebrity news junkie?
Somewhat. I don't go out of my way to watch Entertainment Tonight or anything, and I think TMZ is pure evil, but that hasn't stopped me from getting sucked in on occasion. I'm fascinated by the celebrity world.
2. Have you or anyone in your family ever had braces? Yep, all three of us. But I'm the only one to have them twice. Once in high school (as required by law) and again in college when I had my jaw surgery. The kicker? My teeth still aren't straight. Four words: Wear your retainer, kids!
3. Name 4 things in your garage that you don't think anyone else has in theirs.
This one is tough. I don't think I have strange things in my garage.
- a bag of tulip bulbs I bought but never got around to planting, maybe four years ago. Do you think they're still good?
- a diaper pail (empty). It's broken and we plan to get rid of it during spring cleanup days.
- not one but two broken floor lamps. Also destined for the curb on clean-up days.
- a changing table. We don't use it anymore.
I would if I could. But they're kind of expensive, especially considering the short amount of time they actually spend in the house before being devoured. I've splurged a few years. Thin mints are to die for, with Samoas a close second.
5. If you have a cat or a dog, what brand of dog/cat food do you feed them?
Loki and Doris (cats) eat Purina One, either the hairball remedy or the kind that prevents urinary tract infections.
6. When you cook, do you use measuring cups/spoons?
Almost always. But I do feel comfortable enough with my mad macaroni and cheese skills that I no longer measure the milk. I know, I'm such a rebel!
7. If you were stranded on a desert island, how many sand castles would you build? I would build a single huge sand castle. And I'd live in it. (I don't think I'd last too long on a desert island, huh.)
8. What's one thing you own too many of?
Plates. I have the ones in my cupboard, plus holiday ones, plus a set I bought at a garage sale because it was such a good deal, plus some saucers that I picked up with the intention of smashing to make into mosaics, not to mention the decorative ones hanging on my walls. And I still visit the dishware aisle at Target and gaze longingly at the table settings. Oh, they are so cute and pretty! Is it really possible to have too many plates. Mom, what do you think?
9. If given the chance to go to the moon, would you?
I think so. But that doesn't mean I wouldn't be scared. But seriously, who would really pass on the chance to go to the moon? "Wanna go to the moon?" "Nah, I'll just stay here. I was going to shave my legs tonight."
10. Talk radio - listen or not?
I listen to KFAN sports talk radio occasionally, but not by choice (unless the Vikings game is on and I can't be by the TV). It's Troy's radio station of choice, and I've got to let him win a few battles here and there, right?
11. When you put silverware in the dishwasher or in the drainer to dry, do you put the handles up or down?
Down. And then when it comes time to find my cereal spoons (I like the big ones for cereal), I inevitably lift up at least seven forks and/or knives before locating the proper spoon.
12. Video Games for kids - good or not?
Depends on the game. If it is intended for a mature audience, then no. Kyle does like to watch Daddy play Resident Evil. I wasn't sure how I felt about that, but then I realized that Kyle actually believes Troy when he says he's just tickling the zombies. Once Kyle is old enough to actually recognize the violence, then I'll put the kibosh on that. But kid-friendly video games? Sure. They're good for hand-eye coordination. Maybe if I had played them more as a kid, I wouldn't be such a clutz. But sadly, a traumatic Pac Man experience led me to avoid them until only recently. I don't like to talk about it.
13. Share a website with us.
Every "Best of 2008" list you could ever think of...
14. Water - bottle or tap?
Tap water. It's ridiculous to spend so much money on something you can get for free from your kitchen faucet.
15. Have you ever eaten a giant jawbreaker, the ones that are the size of the palm of your hand, all the way to the end?
I don't think I've ever eaten a giant jawbreaker, period. And I don't think I've ever eaten a jawbreaker of any size all the way to the end. Heck, I don't think I've ever even sucked a Life Saver to the end. I'm a biter. (That's what she said. )