Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Do you know me?

I love interesting quizzes. I try to pass my favorites along for y'all's edification.


Which of Henry VIII's wives are you?

this quiz was made by Lori Fury

Your Score: Saffron

You scored 75% intoxication, 50% hotness, 75% complexity, and 50% craziness!

You are Saffron! Those other spices have nothing on you! You're warm, smart, and you make people feel really good (and with no side-effects!). You can be difficult to get to know and require a lot of those who try, but you're so totally worth it. *Sigh*

Link: The Which Spice Are You Test written by jodiesattva on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

I'm a little disappointed that I only scored 50% hotness, but I guess I'd rather be intoxicating and complex, since they require a little more depth.

Anti-Stella recently tagged me for a Seven Random Things About Me meme, and you know I don't do anything if I don't do it full-out, balls to the wall. So I've seen this one on a few different blogs and I decided to gank it and give my vast readership MORE than seven things. It's the holidays. I'm in a generous mood.

Elaborate on your default icon:
It's that black and white pic of me next to my name. I love that picture. It captures my essence quite well. Don't I just look like I'm about to make some smartass comment?

What’s your current relationship status?
Blissfully married to my awesome husband R for 10 years. And I never call him by his first name - I actually do call him R, which I have from even before we started dating. It was my code name for him whenever my work friends and I talked about the cute guys we liked in the office.

Ever have a near-death experience?
If you're talking about near death in the sense of being beckoned toward the big white light or whatever, no. If you mean have I ever been in a situation where I felt about 98% sure I was probably going to die? Yes.

Once insanely cold winter morning, my friend Michael called to ask if I could drive him to where his car had broken down the night before. Sure, sweetie, I said, where is it?

East St. Louis.

If you're unfamiliar, I can't even paint a picture other than it is THE scariest place he could possibly have said. I'm the kind of friend who doesn't ask questions in these situations.

Long story short, he got the car to start so I followed him back to my side of the River across the Poplar Street Bridge. And then, literally halfway between Missouri and Illinois, Michael's car died. We were in the far right lane, which was good because there is no breakdown lane, but bad because obviously, Hello, Mississippi River!!

I wasn't sure if I should call Missouri Motorist Assistance or Illinois Motorist Assistance, so I called 911. Oh, and the best part? I was pregnant with Beebie. I vividly remember screaming into the phone "And please hurry - I'm PREGNANT!!!",

I just kept thinking I am going to die on the Poplar Street Bridge. I'm either going to die in a crash or else someone's going to knock me over the rail and I'll drown in my car.... it's going to be on the news... I wonder what they'll say about me... we're pretty high up, so maybe I'd have time to unbuckle myself on the way down and try to swim to the shore... I wonder if I could get out through the sunroof... nah, never mind, the impact alone would probably kill me... FUCK FUCK FUCK...

It was bloody cold, and all I could do was roll my window down enough to get my arm out and motion to oncoming traffic to get out of the lane we were in. It felt like we were there a reeeeally long time but we couldn't have been. Eventually they came and towed Michael's car and everything was ok, but I can't drive over a bridge without remembering that moment.

Name an obvious quality you have:
(Sigh) Must I? Ok. Laziness.

What’s the name of the song that’s stuck in your head right now?
The Humpty Dance.

Any celeb you would marry?
Alan Rickman, and I'd want him to dress as Professor Snape and spank me on special occasions.

Who will cut and paste this first?
Most people have already done it. I'm late to the party, as usual.

Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
When I had short hair I heard Katie Couric (think Bryant Gumbel era), and more recently, Tina Fey.

Do you wear a watch?
I used to feel naked if I didn't have one on. Now there's really no place I have to be at any certain time.

Do you have anything pierced?
Both ears and both nipples. And yes, it hurt.

Do you have any tattoos?
Yes, a blue star right above my bellybutton.

Do you like pain?
Sweet pain, like a needle through your nips, sure. Kidney infection pain, not so much.

Do you like to shop?
I used to when I had money. Now I do it as infrequently as possible. There's not much I need.

What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
A Sunday newspaper. And a soda.

What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?
We got a store credit card when we bought our sofa last year and paid it off in 3 months before the interest started. But we have no actual credit cards.

Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
About 10 seconds ago the counselor from Beebie's school called. Apparently some boy punched her in the nose on the bus yesterday and she didn't tell me. That'll be an interesting story for the dinner table.

What is on your desktop background?
A picture of me and Tito riding on the Metrolink. The look on his face is hilarious.

What is the background on your cell phone?
A picture of the kids at Purina Farms.

Do you like redheads?
I married one!

Do you know any twins?
Anti-Stella's a twin, and my cousin Amylovie from Yarntopia is a twin who has her own twins. My friend Mike (not Michael from the bridge story) has twin redheaded girls. R knows I have a friend named Mike, but my friend Mike's wife doesn't know that I have a friend named Mike, so please keep it on the downlow.

Do you have any weird relatives?
Have you ever read my blog? Click on Life at Chez Aldi in the archives to get you started.

What is the last movie you saw?
Life is Beautiful. One of my very favorite movies. It was on regular TV. Only don't watch it dubbed, watch it in Italian with subtitles. It's an incredible story.

What was the last book you read?
Sylvester and the Magic Pebble. I read it with Pie.

Is there such a thing as love at first sight, or it is more likely to be lust at first sight?
I first hooked up with R at a Happy Hour. It started out as lust, but it quickly morphed into the passionate love we've had ever since.

What’s your favorite book?
I loved The Color Purple. I didn't want it to end.

When was the last time you googled your own name?
It's been a little while. Sarah (my maiden name) is a British Porn Star.

What was / is your favorite subject at school?
I've always loved literature. Particularly American literature, plus Jane Austen and Shakespeare sonnets.

What was / is your least favorite subject at school?
I hated history. I have no sense of global historical perspective. It's embarrassing.

Do you like having your photograph taken?
Not really. Unless my hair looks good.

What time were you born?
I don't remember, I was pretty young then. And I wasn't wearing a watch.

Ever seriously questioned your sanity?

How many phone numbers do you have remembered and can say off the top of your head?
Most of the people I call are listed either on my cell phone or on Speed Dial so I don't have to know very many. I do have the number to Domino's Pizza memorized, however.

Can you Limbo?
No, and people who can totally creep me out.

Have you ever killed your own dinner?
No, but I'm thankful to whomever did.

How long have you been living at your current residence?
Almost two months. Still unpacking.

What phobias do you have?
Bridges. We've covered this.

What’s your ideal breakfast?
Eggs with cheese, bacon, a biscuit, and a mimosa.

Where are you right now?
In my bedroom.

Why do you blog?
Cheaper than therapy.

What would you call your autobiography?
It's Not Magic... It's Mommy.

What’s the longest time you’ve stayed out of the country / where?
Maybe a night or two at my aunt and uncle's house in Ontario, that's it.

Do you use ICQ, AIM, etc..?
Yahoo IM. Say hi sometime!

Do you have nightmares frequently?
I have intense dreams, but I wouldn't call them nightmares.

If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
Absolutely. I'm an awesome friend and I'm a damn hoot to be around.

Which TV character could you be friends with?
Liz Lemon from 30 Rock. I would have been great friends with Maeby Funke from Arrested Development. I miss that show.

What’s on your mouse pad?
Don't have one.

What is your ring tone?
It depends on who's calling me. I like to customize clever ones for each of my frequent callers. For example, when my parents call, it plays Mama Said Knock You Out. It defaults to the Mizzou fight song.

What did you watch on TV last night?
I honestly don't remember.

Scary movies or happy endings?
I like the surprise twist endings you never saw coming.


Dame Wendy said...

Heh. "It's not magic...it's Mommy" was one of my favorite entries. Whenever I clean up after Marty or the cat or anyone really, it runs through my head. :)

pnutsugar said...

Aww...poor Mizzou. Boomer Sooner!!

Penny Karma said...

I have no issue with OU, y'all beat us twice, big time, fair and square. Well done. But how KU (who didn't have to play OU or Texas) got to the Orange Bowl is a TRAVESTY.

janna said...

Hey, I'm saffron, too. But my phone plays the Illinois fight song. (Oskee-wow-wow!) Oh -- and as thrilled as I am that Illinois is going to the Rose Bowl, Mizzou did get screwed...

JRS said...

Any story that combines East St Louis with getting stuck on the Poplar *is* terrifying.

I hope KU and Ill get mauled in their respective bowl games. Mizzou belongs in the Orange Bowl!

Ed said...

You're certainly complicated, but funny.

I turned out to be saffron as well but with zero hotness.