Thursday, April 4, 2013

Remember Me?

I signed up for this absolutely awesome thing that Doing My Best has been hosting for awhile now, a 'Crappy Day Present' Exchange. The thought process behind the exchange is that we all have crappy days, and wouldn't it make that day just a little less crappy if you had something fun from someone nice to open when you're feeling blue?

The answer, of course, is yes. And even though this is my first time participating in the exchange, I've had so much fun shopping for the person I am sending a CDP package to, I think I can already claim that this whole thing works like it should. Except...

Well, I was supposed to do a 'getting to know you' post for whoever has my name to look at for ideas. And I kind of got busy. And I kind of forgot. So, I kind of failed on that part. But! Better late than never? Maybe?

1. What time did you go to bed last night and were you alone?
Around 11PM, and no. Not if you're counting one husband, two dogs, a remarkably brave cat, and a rogue toddler who joined us at 4AM.

2. If you could be given ANY gift what would it be?
A free house so that I could stay home with my girls. That would be awesome.

3. What was the last film that really moved/disturbed/thrilled you and why?
If I say the last Harry Potter, does that make me really, really behind the times? Because it was. And I am.

4. What is your favourite TV show of all time ie you've seen them all, can watch it over and over again and quote lines from it?
It's a toss up between Gilmore Girls and Seinfeld.

5. Whats your favourite way to wake up and whats the first thing you do?
On my own (ie not by one of my girls waking me up way before I'm ready). Check Twitter and drink coffee.

6. What would you call yourself if you could choose your own name?
I don't know. I've been Tara for long enough that I think I'd have to stick with Tara. Unless...could I call myself Kate Middleton? Would that make me Kate Middleton?

7. If you had to do a bushtucker challenge (you have to eat insects/grubs etc) what would be the worst thing you had to eat?
I couldn't do it. They would ALL BE TERRIBLE. Except maybe ants. I could probably do ants.

8. Whats the worst/most embarassing CD/Album you've ever owned and do you still have it?
I lived in Cincinnati when the Reds opened the current ballpark, and they distributed this CD of songs by Blessid Union of Souls written specifically for the team. It was terrible. SO BAD. And yet, I listened to it A LOT. And I made other people listen to it. And I still have all of the songs memorized. But I don't know where it is right now, and that makes me sad.
9. what would be your dream vehicle (bikes, cars, boats, batcar and millenium falcon is allowed!)?
Ooooh, a boat. A really nice one. Because if I could have my dream vehicle, I'd also like to be living in my dream location, so I'd need that boat to get around in Venice.

I deleted question 10 because it was dumb, and I don't want to renumber all of these.

11. What characteristics do you dislike in yourself?
I get flustered very easily. If I only have a few seconds to make a good impression, I don't. You need to have prolonged exposure to me to fully grasp my charm, I think.

(Also, I'm very sarcastic. But I actually kind of like that about myself.)

12. Your favourite item of clothing and why?
My gray scarf from Land's End. It's the perfect piece of travel clothing, because it doubles as a wrap, it dresses up any outfit, and it keeps me warm on the plane.

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would it be and who would it be with?
Europe. All of Europe. I want to go to Ireland/Czech Republic/GermanySpain/Portugal/Greece and spend more time in France and go back to Italy.

14. If you could have any animal/creature, What would be your ultimate pet be?
I want a Harry Potter owl.

15. What did you want to be when you were little and do you think you ever will be?
An novelist, and probably not. I don't have the creativity...

16. Whats the next planned event you're looking to in your life?
A beach vacation with my family.

17. What were you doing before you started this?

18. What was the last thing you ate that you really shouldnt of ?
A Reese's peanut butter egg.

19. If you were an ice cream/haagen daz/ben an jerrys flavour what would you be?
I have absolutely no idea.

20. Who was the last person you spoke to that you didnt want to talk to?
I don't think I should answer this one...

21. What was your favourite toy as a child  . . .and now?
I was less of a toy person and more of a book person as a child. Now? I'm an iPhone person. ALL. OF. THE. TIME. on my damn phone.

22. When was the last time you cried laughing and why?
I don't remember why, but I know it was only a couple of months ago. I was pregnant at the time, so I might have been a little hysterical? I feel like it maybe involved dirty jokes...

23. What is stashed under your bed/mattress?
Does cat hair count? What about dog toys? ALL OF THAT STUFF ENDS UP UNDER MY BED.

24. What did you dream about last night?
I didn't. But my husband dreamt he met my golf crush, so I want HIS dreams next time...

25. What are you really afraid of?
Anything happening to my children. Terrified.