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11 Things About You & Me: The Alcoholic’s Edition

Thoughtsy, of the very giggle-inducing blog, Thoughts Appearrecently tagged me to answer 11 Questions. As I told her, I’m normally a party-pooper about these kinds of things, but since her answers were so funny, and 11 is my lucky number, it seemed like I should roll with it.

The Rules (which I Will follow…Mostly)

  1. You must post the rules.
  2. Post eleven fun facts about yourself.
  3. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post, and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged.
  4. Tag eleven people and link them on your post.
  5. Let them know you’ve tagged them.

Here we go! Oh and I’ve made this a drinking game. Take a shot every time I say the word a…or chipmunk. … A Chipmunk!

11 Fun Facts About Me

  1. I really, really wish I could raise just one eyebrow at a time. I mean, I can’t grow a mustache, so it’s the least my face could do for me.
  2. I panic and pass out when getting blood drawn. (Don’t worry. I still love vampires.)
  3. I think feet are cute; I love me some flip-flops.
  4. I spend a lot of time thinking about what holes in my body bugs crawl into while I’m sleeping.
  5. I climbed the Sydney Harbour Bridge. But I’ve never been to DisneyWorld (or Land).

    Now time for a fun fact from Captain Obvious: I am not afraid of heights.
  6. I was born 2 weeks early, on April 30th, just so I could guarantee that diamond would be my birthstone.
  7. One of my favorite sounds is the sound of a can of soda being opened. It sounds like a contented sigh, like unbuttoning your pants after Thanksgiving dinner. Only fizzier.
  8. I would give up any ability I have for the ability to sing.
  9. I’m really good at shuffling cards.
  10. Ooh. That reminds me. I can never, EVER remember the rules to any card games.
  11. I think anyone who litters should have to face Voldemort. Or a dementor, at least.

My 11 Questions to Answer (From Thoughtsy)

1. Pop-Tarts: frosted or unfrosted?

Really? FROSTED. Strawberry or brown-sugar cinnamon. And did you know they come in two-packs so you can eat one while you toast the other?

2. What age would you want to stay forever?

22, I guess. I was old enough to drink. And done with school. I would have taken advantage of my much smaller rear end. Or, you know, started researching cures for cancer…

3. Do you think I’m pretty? You can use this picture as a reference.

Thoughtsy, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you prettier than when you had red slushie in your face.

4. Where’s Waldo?

As long as he’s not drinking my vodka, I don’t give a scratch where Waldo is.

5. What’s your favorite quote?

It probably goes without saying, but, “Life is uncertain, eat dessert first.”

Even Wikipedia says it tastes like gym socks.

6. Name one food you’ve never tried…and don’t want to.

Durian, that crazy, stinky fruit that’s supposed to be one of the most unpalatable things in the world.

7. Do you believe in the tooth fairy?

If I say yes, is there any money in it for me?

8. If you could change your first name, what would it be?

I’d want to change it to something that would really mess with people. Like DUCK!!! “Mom, have you met my friend, DUCK!!!

(I didn’t have another blonde moment and steal this joke from some comedian, did I? …Do you ever get those moments? No? Well…hey, now you know TWELVE fun facts about me: I am often paranoid about unwittingly stealing jokes…er…A CHIPMUNK!)

9. If you could be any animal, what would you be?

Allow me to answer this question with a picture (of A CHIPMUNK):

Imma make me some PB&J, ya'll.

10. Who shot the sheriff?

I really think it was Dick Cheney.

11. How much money would you need to quit your job for one year?

Enough to make you want to throw up in your mouth a little. I’m living well beyond my means, and if I must be more clear, know that New Jerseyians pay in annual property tax what many people pay in mortgage for a year. Commence reverse peristalsis barfing.

Now here’s the part where I break bend the rules a little. Instead of naming 11 bloggers who may or may not love me for doing so, I invite anyone who reads this to answer my questions (below) on your blog. (And please let me know if you do!) Or you can answer any of them in the comments section below!

Your 11 Questions to Answer (you know, only if you want to)

  1. What wouldn’t you do for a Klondike bar?
  2. Is it more important for someone to be nice or smart?
  3. Do you think doilies make any occasion a fancy one?
  4. Is it a deal-breaker if someone has bad breath?
  5. What would you be embarrassed for your co-workers to find out about you?
  6. If I told you I could draw your portrait, would you want me to? And would you pay me?
  7. Do you think scorpions are scary? (Because THEY ARE.)

    His name is Zac Efron. He's super nice.
  8. What kind of Chia pet makes the best Chia pet?
  9. Do you think Zac Efron is as nice in real life as he seems?
  10. Would seeing a double rainbow make you cry?
  11. If you haven’t already, will you please enter my guilty pleasure gift basket giveaway?

Photo Credits:

  • #1 (Dorian) – wikipedia.org
  • #2 (Chipmunk) – Solent News & Photo Agency
  • #3 (Chia pet) – liveislandcafe.com

44 thoughts on “11 Things About You & Me: The Alcoholic’s Edition”

  1. In response to your question no. 2….A little extract……

    Years ago my mother used to say to me, she’d say, “In this world, Elwood, you must be” – she always called me Elwood – “In this world, Elwood, you must be oh so smart or oh so pleasant.” Well, for years I was smart. I recommend pleasant. You may quote me.

    I think if everybody were a little more like him, we’d all be significantly better people… preferably with giant rabbits for friends 🙂

    1. Katie, I think I WILL quote you! And I’m so glad you honed in on that question, because it really was something I struggled with for a long time. (I think this blog makes it clear that I landed alongside you in Pleasantville…at least I hope that’s clear here, LOL!) 😉

  2. I used to be smart, too. But as I’ve birthed babies, watch them leave my home – apparently taking most of my viable brain cells with them – I’ve begun to cultivate kind. When I look at my parents’ generation, I see that very few of them are able to hang onto smart, and those who never learned pleasant are mean and lonely.

    1. Thanks so much for this wonderful comment! Hearing about the potential outcome of clinging to smart over kind is such a great reminder to stick to bein’ nice 🙂

    1. You’re right, Nancy. That is one of the best Chia pets. And this will work out swimmingly – the Albert Chia can be the smart one, and I can be the nice one.

  3. “I panic and pass out when getting blood drawn”—Me, too!

    I almost used the slushie picture, but…I wasn’t sure if red slushie was my color. Maybe I should have gone with blue.

    I loooooove question #1.

    1. I was really concerned about slushie color, too. I took pictures afterwards and you can’t really see the red slushie in my hair. 😉

      So. Thoughtsy. What WOULDN’T you do for a Klondike bar?

  4. Did you know that chia seeds are an actual food that is touted as super healthy? They soak up 10 times their own weight in liquid. I know this because I bought some (they’re expensive) and made chia pudding. It didn’t taste bad, but it had a gel-like consistency with little seeds that got stuck in the teeth.

    Do you think Zac Efron likes chia pudding?

    1. Get out! (It’s really taken me some time to believe you’re not pulling my easily-pulled leg.) Zac and I would like to have you over for Chia pudding, but Zac (my Chia pet) says he thinks that’s cannibalism.

  5. Seen a double rainbow. Didn’t cry.

    I’m not sure I’d be embarassed, as I don’t embarass easily, but I would be moritfied and in a might bit of trouble (probably) if they ever found out about my blog.

    I definitely vote nice over smart. Because a lot of smart people are real dumbasses when it comes to human interaction. So, really . . . it is smart to be nice. (How’d ya like that one?) 😉

    1. I’m with you – I keep my blog on the DL at work. Although a couple of people I USED to work with requested my friendship on FB (and my posts get automatically posted there, and they’ve ‘liked’ past posts).

      Another vote for nice – huzzah! Although Peg makes a really good point, too, LOL I was also thinking today (something I try not to do too often) about how it’s a lot easier to fake being nice, but I’ve gotten pretty far in life pretending to be smart, too, which mostly involves not saying anything and nodding. Huh. Similar to how one would fake being nice. 😉

  6. 1.What wouldn’t you do for a Klondike bar? Eat a Klondike Bar.
    2.Is it more important for someone to be nice or smart? NICE
    3.Do you think doilies make any occasion a fancy one? What?
    4.Is it a deal-breaker if someone has bad breath? Yes.
    5.What would you be embarrassed for your co-workers to find out about you? My ‘co-workers’ are currently my kids so I guess if they knew Daddy and I weren’t really ‘wrestling’. (I’m thinking of an episode of Modern Family, this really didn’t happen I swear)
    6.If I told you I could draw your portrait, would you want me to? And would you pay me? Sure.
    7.Do you think scorpions are scary? (Because THEY ARE.) Absolutely.
    9.Do you think Zac Efron is as nice in real life as he seems? No way in hell.
    10.Would seeing a double rainbow make you cry? I have and no.

    1. Yay! I’m so glad you answered the 11 questions, Darla! You don’t like Klondike bars? I’m actually not a big ice cream person, and I’d probably go for one of those Snickers ice cream bars instead. Those are pretty dang good. I don’t understand how the caramel in them doesn’t freeze. I don’t think I want to know.

      Oh! I’ve been meaning to tell you – Peppermeister and I started watching Modern Family! We’re on Season 2 now, and we’re TOTALLY in love.

      Your answer to the Zac Efron question made me burst out laughing.

      1. I am not a huge fan of ice cream, I know it’s weird. I will eat it every once in awhile.

        Good, you’re finally watching Modern Family! Phil Dunphy reminds me of my husband–he’s just like him. A big sweet well-meaning kid.

        1. Definitely not weird – I’m the same way! It’s gotta have a lot of other crud on it – like, say, melted peanut butter, hot fudge, and Reese’s cups…for me to get excited. 😉 There’s this ice cream shop by our house, and when it’s hot, there are LINES of cars that spill out into the highway. I always drive by shaking my head, “Not only is this happening for ice cream, but for socializing with strangers? I don’t get it.”

          That is great. Peppermeister and I keep going on about Phil. “You just can’t help but like him!” he said last night when we were watching the episode with the earthquake (when Phil didn’t mount the shelf on the wall). Even the kids are hilarious.

          1. Hey, I don’t watch that show so it’s rude to talk about that. What about last week’s Toddlers & Tiaras? Boy, that was some show, right?

            1. LOL Peg, can you update me on the latest Todders & Tiaras? I’m totally serious. I’m behind. Did you see Eden is getting her own show??

              And where’s Sprinkles (from How Can I Complain?)? She needs to weigh in here.

          2. I DID see that. I don’t get it. Cute kid, but a whole show about her?

            I’ve seen 2 shows in what I think is the new season of T&T, and they seem to be really focusing on drama between the mamas. I’m not a big fan of encouraging people to behave badly just to make interesting TV.

  7. Durian candies may be worse than durians themselves. I loved how some hotels in Thailand had a sign similar to “No Smoking” but it indicated “No Durian.”

    And the chia pet question? The best chia pet is a chia pet wearing a fluorescent pink slap bracelet.

    1. Oh, Leanne, I’ve heard about those signs in Thailand! If THAT doesn’t prove durian is something you don’t want to eat, I don’t know what would, LOL

      Chia pets in slap bracelets…why didn’t I think of that… I knew I liked you.

  8. In your facts about you, I totally agree with #7 & 8 !

    Also, I think Zac Efron is probably nice in real life. Probably not as nice as Ryan Gosling however. I do think he’s good at bra removing however because I saw it on Jimmy Kimmel.

    1. Really? 7 & 8? That’s wild! Although I don’t know why I’m surprised! 🙂

      hahahaha Wait, who took off the bras – Zac or Ryan? That seems more like something Ryan would do…

  9. This was so danged cute! I am totally doing this for my blog tomorrow! 🙂 Stay tuned (woah, typo! Almost wrote “stray tuned”)!

    1. I’m so glad you did!! And upon inspection of your gravatar picture…no WONDER you were in the Miss Teen USA competition – you are stunning!!

  10. Holy, holy crap, those answers were awesome, Duck.

    1. Karaoke
    2. Smart. I’m nice to a fault but I’m pretty sure we’d all be doomed if I was in charge of people’s lives. (Oh, wait. I am. Where are my kids?)
    3. Are we talking the paper ones are the embroidered ones? I think paper doilies are a highly underused craft supply.
    4. That deal would be so broken you would find shards of it clear across to my neighbor’s yard.
    5. That I was a pothead in college. But I didn’t inhale.
    6. No. When I was in college and waiting tables in a bar, some odd dude drew my picture. He presented it to me like I’d be so thrilled though I appeared to look just like Tori Spelling. I went in the backroom and cried.
    7. There can not possibly be any goodness in their hearts.
    8. I’m partial to the Chia head.
    9. No. Anyway, not as nice as I’m certain Ewan McGregor is.
    10. Yes if it was printed on my notebook and right next to a unicorn.
    11. Um, yes?

    1. Ha! Angie, MY answers are hilarious?! I’m cracking up over yours. We have even more in common than I thought… 😉 Karaoke was SUCH a good response for #1!

    1. P.S. – Although in defense of those who follow the rules exactly — it is a good way to call attention to other bloggers your readers might not know about.

  11. I always sleep with the sheet pulled up over my north-facing ear because I fear the creepers! Also, if you love the sound of a can of pop opening you need to try out the Pillsbury biscuits – scary but awesomely satisfying.

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