I've been tagged by Karen over at www.BakingInATornado.com (who was tagged by www.theadventuresofthefamilypants.com) to answer a list of questions from a game that originally surfaced on Facebook many years ago (before I had any clue what Facebook was). Although there are 45 questions in this game, I lowered it to 25 to save your sanity, and I combined various questions from both of the above bloggers. I wouldn't hold it against you if you just wanted to jump down to the comment section and type in the generic response, "Great post!" I'll understand.
1. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
In a hospital, silly! I was not hatched from an egg or raised by wolves in the forest, contrary to
what some people may think.
2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER SOMEONE?
My mother already had 3 children and was stumped for a name, so she decided to name me after
her best friend, Marcia. And ever since The Brady Bunch came out, I've never heard the end of it.
"Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"
3. IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN, HOW MANY DO YOU HAVE?
4, not including my pug. He wears doggie diapers and tears up my house everyday. Doesn't that
count as a toddler?
4. HOW MANY PETS DO YOU HAVE?
We have 2 dogs, 5 chinchillas and a rabbit. There once was more---a hedgehog, sugar glider and
2 albino rats, but I was afraid people were going to mistake my home for a zoo and sponsor guided
tours through the exotic pet section.
5. YOUR WORST INJURY?
Depends on what you're referring to. Physical injury would be the Frisbee accident I had in
college. Snapped both bones in my left arm. Internal injuries---a 6th grade teacher who told me I
was a stupid girl who would never amount to anything. That reminds me---I need to send him my
6. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Yes. I am a Squirrel Whisperer. I'm also really good at pinky wrestling and singing like Pat
7. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING TO BAKE?
Everyone should know this one by now---Butterfingers Rum Cake because it combines 2 of my
favorite things---chocolate and rum.
8. FAVORITE FAST FOOD?
Impossible to name one thing, unless you can find fish tacos, fried egg rolls and German, beer--
soaked brats all under the same roof.
I can't even set foot in a damn airplane---what makes you think I'd be stupid enough to jump
off a bridge with nothing but a springy cord preventing me from becoming a human pancake?
10. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their eyes. You know that saying, "the eyes are the window to the soul"? That stuff is true.
11. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
A week ago when I was telling someone about my sister Cherie who passed away a few years
12. ANY CURRENT WORRIES?
Nothing. I'm on Prozac and these rose-colored glasses fit just fine.
13. NAME 3 DRINKS THAT YOU DRINK REGULARLY:
Coffee. Margaritas. Wine. Guess I should've put water in there someplace, huh?
14. WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE BOOK?
Anything by Erma Bombeck. She's the icon of early housewife humor and my biggest role
model when it comes to writing.
15. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE A PIRATE?
Only if I could raid ships with Johnny Depp and get stranded with him on a deserted island. I'll
even bring the rum.
16. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Cinnamon, marinara sauce bubbling on the stove, Calvin Klein's Obsession For Men and my
baby granddaughter's hair after her bath.
17. WHY DO YOU BLOG? Duh! World domination, what else?
That's a creepy thing to ask. Someone must have been sitting in a closet all day crying with their
knees drawn up to their chest to come up with this one. But since I'm being asked, the answer
would have to be Evanescence "My Immortal"---still one of my favorites after all these years.
19. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I can only list one? Appearance wise---my stomach. I'm carrying the food baby from hell who
has no intention of ever being born. Personality wise---my phobias and insecurities. Sometimes
they prevent me from completing simple tasks or taking risks.
I know I should say something snappy here like, "Hiking in the mountains near a steep cliff";
"Swimming with sharks during menstruation" or "Sky diving in adult diapers", but I can't.
Facebook stalking---that's all I got.
21. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR IN A FRIEND?
Loyalty, honesty, humor and being non-judgmental. Oh---and they've also got to be able to hold
their own in a beer pong contest.
22. NAME SOMETHING YOU'VE DONE THAT YOU NEVER THOUGHT YOU'D DO:
Overdose on laxatives. NO NO NO just kidding! I can't tell you some of the things I've done
because it might scare you away from ever reading my blog again.
23. FAVORITE FUN THINGS TO DO?
Other than swilling cheap wine and starting food fights, I'd have to say playing with my toddler
24. ANY PET PEEVES?
Dirty feet. Ear wax. Unflushed toilets. People who only want to talk about themselves (hey,
this doesn't count! I was ASKED these questions, people!).
25. WHAT'S THE LAST THING THAT MADE YOU LAUGH?
Answering all these questions as honestly as I could.
Wow! You're still here? Impressive. Now I'm going to tag 20 bloggers for this challenge. Some are new blogs to me while others have been "bloggy buddies" for awhile. Hopefully
they'll take me up on this. AND you'll get a chance to crawl inside the humorous minds of some of my favorite, funny, gal pals!
Like what you read here? Great! Now go vote for Menopausal Mother in the Circle Of Moms Contest ( ENDS FEB. 13). Thank you! http://www.circleofmoms.com/top25/Top-25-Funny-Moms-2013.