No Cloning Allowed

Someone clone me, please.

I have had so much going on over the past couple of days that I have been slacking on almost al
l forms of internet communication! My Twitter feed is collecting day-old cobwebs, I'm behind on email... oh, wait, I take it back. I haven't disconnected completely. I updated my Facebook status to reflect my experience eavesdropping on a woman who wanted to fire her assistant because "She's just too f***ing fat to work for me! She's making me look bad. She's gotta go!"

Yeah, Happy
Holidays to you too, lady!

my dear friend from college, Daphne, saved me from total blog purgatory by sending me one of those "About me" emails. Just when I was only going to reply to her, I figured I'd share my responses with you all instead of writing about how both my kid's kung fu studio and our local video store are closing/relocating due to a greedy, rent-raising landlords. So here goes:

1. What is your occupation right now? mom, blogger, writer

2. What color are your socks right now?
Not really "socks". More like lacy, black tights because it's been REALLY cold here in LA.

3. What are you listening to right now? Vinyl Life's "Future Beat". I still like the song even though I sliced my thumb pretty badly the other night because I was dancing to it while cooking dinner.

4. What was the last thing that you ate? Red Vines and a Coke. I bit the ends off a Red Vine, put it in the Coke and sipped like the Red Vine was a straw. Then you eat the Red Vine when your Coke is all gone. It's a little something I learned from my former students back when I was a teacher and I still do it when I need to be reminded of good times.

5. Can you drive a stick shift? Oh yes! My first car was a stick shift. I love to drive them and actually prefer it. Although, I will say that here in LA, I hate driving a stick when you're on La Cienega where it dead-ends at Sunset. You L.A. people know what I'm talking about!

6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Youngest son's basketball coach. Basketball season is starting next week!

7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Absolutely! I've known her for 17 years and love her dearly. Here we are together back in Chicago this summer.

8. How old are you today? 35. Only 10 more days of 35 though!

9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Football or basketball.

10. What is your favorite drink?
Soy chai latte.

11. Have you ever dyed your hair? Only with non-permanent dyes and now only with henna. No more chemical dyes for me.

12. Favorite food? Thai red curry with tofu and vegetables.

13. What is the last movie you watched? Stepbrothers. I know. I have no comment.

14. Favorite day of the year? Any day I'm alive, although I'll admit I really do dig Halloween.

15. How do you vent anger?
Not very maturely, unfortunately. And that's all I'll say about that.

16. What was your favorite toy as a child? A black plastic horse that came with a "dollhouse" type of castle. I put it under a hotel bed so it would have a cozy place to sleep, was too groggy in the morning to remember, and never saw that toy again. Sob!

17. What is your favorite season? Fall.

18.. Cherries or Blueberries? Cherries.

19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back?

20. Who is the most likely to respond? My dear sister in spirit, Leili. Click on her name and check out her flickr stream. She's a very talented photographer, artist and pottery-maker.

21. Who is least likely to respond? My friend Daphne (who sent this to me) said on hers, "That's hard because I'm usually the least likely person to respond." Yep, I would've put her too! She almost NEVER writes back, but I love her anyway!

22. Living arrangements?
I have a cozy, rent-controlled apartment in the lovely City of Los Angeles.

23. When was the last time you cried? This morning. I was pretty upset about a few things. Venting anger? I cry.

24. What is on the floor of your closet? Um, uh, let's not talk about that, okay? Stuff that should be hung up.

25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that your sending this to? I'm not going to send it to anybody because they'd probably kill me.

26. What did you do last night? Make gifts for my kid's teachers. Homemade is the way to go!

27. What are you most afraid of? My children being abducted or killed.

28. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburger? Veggie burger with everything but mayo. I hate mayo.

29. Favorite dog breed? I love pugs. I want one.

30. Favorite day of the week?

31. How many states have you lived in? Four

32. Diamonds or pearls? Diamonds, but I hate the war and oppression that has happened in the pursuit of diamonds. I think they're all basically "conflict" diamonds. Still though, aren't they purty?

And so, with that, I will head back out the door to run yet MORE errands. I should tag some of you with this, but I won't. However, if you'd like to give it a go, have at it!


Anonymous said…
Los Angelista,
I hate mayo too.
Jameil said…
i needed a clone a couple of weeks ago and have a feeling part of next semester will be equally hectic w/all the stuff i'll have to do working my assistantship. i didn't know lacy black tights could keep you warm, hot girl! ow! not so much on the red vines for me. my mom and sister both love stick shifts. love fall, can't stand blueberries. only like mayo in potato salad, on jimmy john's sandwiches and LIGHT, VERY LIGHT on certain fast food sandwiches (BK and Wendy's) oh and chicken sandwiches. I'm mayo picky. rent control? AWESOME! love diamonds and pearls. both go with so much.
Kathy Rogers said…
Alas, we have no fall in L.A.
Jen said…
I need to be cloned, too. I think it's that time of year.

Why Thursday?
Anonymous said…
Fun answers. Although I actually like a smidge of mayo on my veggie burger.

Do you think there are really people out there who don't want their friends to email them back? What's the point?

(word verification: halibuda
- the enlightment of the oil industry)
Liz Dwyer said…
Detest it. Absolutely detest it.

Oh yes, those tights were a definite help, especially because I had them on under jeans. I really only like mustard potato salad, but it's probably mostly mayo in there, isn't it? Sigh. Yes, rent control is a life saver. We'd be in a cardboard box without it.

It's feeling a bit like it now! Our winter is the equivalent of a Chicago fall!

It IS that time of year. Goodness. I love Thursdays because I enjoy anticipating the weekend. When I was younger, Thursday night was my favorite night to go dancing. It's odd, but I always feel better on Thursdays.

Love that word verification. I wish halliburton had never come into existence.

I just can't roll with the mayo. Ever since I saw how it's made, I get grossed out by it.
April said…
I do the red vines and coke thing at the movies!

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