Saturday, July 25, 2009

MeMe and HeHe

I won't lie: I'm a fan of the meme. I like making lists, I like writing about myself, and I like filling things out. Those medical forms where they want you to check the box next to "Yes" if you've ever whatever, and Please Explain? I kinda dig 'em. So I'm always a little psyched when someone picks on me to meme it up.

Jessica at This is Worthwhile tagged me for this one, and I'm copying off a vintage GGC design and making it a hehe, too. I'll be giving Westley's answers as well as my own, because I think his are probably more interesting than mine.


1. Who is the hottest movie star?
Like, ever? This is kind of an unfair question: the way it's worded makes it seem like there's a right answer. So I'm sitting here going, All right, who do people think is hot? Which is so not the point of the exercise, I know.

The problem is I don't have a "type" when it comes to celebrities. (Which I guess is a diplomatic way of saying I pretty much wanna nail 'em all? Er...) For me, the hottest person is always the one who's making me laugh the hardest. In most recent movie-watching memory, that was Elizabeth Banks in Zack and Miri Make a Porno. (She's funny out of character, too, and should write more movie reviews. [All right, I admit it. I just think she's foxy because she shares my tendency to talk in parenthetical phrases.])

2. Apart from your house and car, what's the most expensive item you've ever bought?
The laptop I bought for college killed a big chunk of my savings at the time. But I figured, for something I was going to use every single day, $3500 was worth it. That laptop is probably worth a tenth of that today. If that.

3. What's your most treasured memory?
The vacation Rob and I took together a month before Westley was conceived. Specifically, the moment when, after driving and flying and taxi-riding and walking all day, we finally got to our room and closed the door. It was kind of triumphant: We're. On. Vacation. (Do not disturb.)

4. What was the best gift you ever received as a child?
Brio, when I was two. I still play with it.

5. What's the biggest mistake you've made?
I ended a relationship before it really had a chance to get started, and fatally wounded my friendship with the person. I freaked out during a "where is this going?" conversation, and essentially said nowhere. Turns out girls can be insensitive douche-bags, too.

6. Four words to describe yourself:
Touchy, analytical, unrefined, goofy.

7. What was your highlight or lowlight of 2008?
Two-thousand-eight? That's forever ago! Election night was both a highlight (awesome new President, awesome party with Rob's coworkers) and a lowlight (stupid fucking Prop 8 passing, stupid fucking body that can't hold its liquor since squeezing out a baby).

8. Favorite film?
Here we go again: I feel like I should have a good, stock answer for this. I feel like a favorite film should be something I think is wonderful and (almost) flawless, and that I could watch over and over again without getting sick of. Um...yeah. I'm drawing a blank.

For what it's worth, I know Double Indemnity like the back of my hand, I laugh every time I watch His Girl Friday, and my son is named for the hero in The Princess Bride.

9. Tell me one thing I don't know about you.
I'm not afraid of needles at all. I have two tattoos and several piercings, and don't mind getting shots. But donating blood freaks my shit out. Can't do it.

10. If you were a comic book/strip character or cartoon, who would you be?
Wonder Woman. Love, peace, and sexual equality isn't so much to ask, is it?


1. Hottest movie star?
Big Bird.

2. Most expensive item?
Westley hasn't bought any items himself yet, but he does have a portion of the budget allocated to him to spend on fun things. So far, it's been trips to the pool. (He pays my way, too, which I think is very gentlemanly of him.)

3. Treasured memory?
A couple weeks ago, Westley got new shoes. They're black ("back"), per his request. He showed them to our neighbor Marilyn, until she had to go back inside to check on the cookies she was baking. He's been talking about it ever since: "Mare. Shoo. Back. Cook."

4. Best gift?
Before Westley could really walk, my dad made him push toy that's specially weighted so he could use it to pull up to stand without it tipping over.

5. Biggest mistake?

6. Four words:
Sensitive, opinionated, tenacious, sweet.

7. Highlight of '08?
Westley was very happy when he mastered rolling over.

8. Favorite film?
No question: Follow That Bird. He asks for it every day--"Buh-buh?"--and I put it on every day, because when it's over, dinner's ready.

9. One thing you don't know:
Westley hates frosting. He also hates chocolate. If it is a dessert-eating occasion, he will have plain vegan vanilla cake with nothing on it, thankyouverymuch.
10. Character?
Westley is practically Spiderman already. He has two identities: a quiet, charming dork, and an athletic, climbing-obsessed action-boy. Also, his hands are often sticky.

It's customary with memes to tag people, so here's the deal: I'm tagging all of you. That is, if you're reading and you have a blog and you haven't already done this one, you're it. And feel free to do the "hehe" or the "sheshe" (for you moms of girls) if you want to.

The only person who doesn't have a choice is Amber. I'm singling her out and tagging her by name because she's new 'round these here blogging parts. Amber is forward and funny, and breastfeeding like crazy. Head over to The Unlikely Mama and give her some some support of the non-nursing-bra variety!