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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The meme thief is back!

It's been a while since I've stolen a meme. I almost never get tagged, and I really don't mind, since if it looks like fun I'll just take it anyway. I found this quick little name meme at KathyHowe's place, Kazoofus.com.

1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME (first pet, current car): Aphrodite Civic

2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME (fave ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe): Chocolate Slingback

3. YOUR NATIVE AMERICAN NAME (favorite color, favorite animal): Red Dog

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME (middle name, city where you were born): Elizabeth Yonkers

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME (the first three letters of your last name, first two of your first name): Vasfl (I don't even know how you'd pronounce that)

6. SUPERHERO NAME (2nd favorite color, favorite drink): Blue Lemonade

7. NASCAR NAME (the first names of your grandfathers): Peter Ernest (It doesn't specify an order, so I used maternal/paternal. It sounds better than Ernest Peter...)

8. STRIPPER NAME ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy): Chanel Reese

9. TV WEATHER ANCHOR NAME (your fifth grade teacher’s last name, a major city that starts with the same letter): Mears Madison (that actually does sound like a TV-news name!)

10. SPY NAME (your favorite season/holiday, flower): Spring Rose

11. CARTOON NAME (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now): Clementine Pants

12. HIPPIE NAME (What you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree): Oatmeal Oak
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More meme thievery! I found this "food meme" at The Unfocused Life - but so did Mike, and he stole it first.

1. How do you like your eggs?
Scrambled, or in an omelet. I don't like 'em fried, and won't touch them soft-boiled (I had to eat them that way as a kid. Ew.). I like them mixed with cheese, ham, and fried potatoes - any or all.

2. How do you take your coffee/tea?
It's coffee, with flavored creamer, a little milk, and one packet of Splenda.

3. Favorite breakfast food:
I love breakfast food! I only get to pick one? OK, then...cinnamon-roll French toast. Decadence on a plate.

4. Peanut butter:
Lived on it for 13 years of school, but I don't eat it much anymore. When I do, it's the reduced-fat kind. I've always preferred smooth - it spreads easier on the bread.

5. What kind of dressing on your salad?
Italian, balsamic vinaigrette or honey mustard.
6. Coke or Pepsi?
I don't drink soda. (My husband, who takes his caffeine carbonated, makes up for me).

7. You’re feeling lazy. What do you make?
Cereal for dinner! But if I don't want a cold meal, probably a sandwich and maybe some soup with it.

8. You’re feeling really lazy. What kind of pizza do you order?
Half cheese, half pepperoni from Vincenzo's - best pizza in town!
9. You feel like cooking. What do you make?
Usually, this happens on the weekends, and I like to cook ahead of time so I can get dinner ready faster during the week. I might cook up a big pot of pasta sauce, or make my BBQ meatloaf. And if I'm really feeling domestic, I'll bake.

10. Do any foods bring back good memories?
Not exactly, but remembering good food makes me happy, and makes me look forward to eating it again!

11. Do any foods bring back bad memories?
Pizza did for a long time, but I eventually got over it. I got violently sick on pizza when I was five or six years old, and wouldn't eat it again for over ten years. Ever hear of a teenager who didn't eat pizza?That was me.

12. Do any foods remind you of someone?
Certain flavors and aromas in pasta sauce and meatballs remind me of Sunday dinners at my great-aunts' house when I was a kid.

13. Is there a food you refuse to eat?
Brussels sprouts. I ate them once, so I know I hate them. But since my husband won't eat cooked vegetables at all, I'm probably safe from this one.

14. What was your favorite food as a child?
Spaghetti and meatballs, and I've never outgrown it.15. Is there a food that you hated as a child but now like?
I can't think of an example, but I know there must be quite a few, because I was a very, very picky child.

16. Is there a food that you liked as a child but now hate?
I don't hate it, but I don't eat much red meat anymore.

17. Favorite fruits and vegetables:
Clementines, strawberries, bananas, potatoes, cucumbers, mixed-greens salad

18. Favorite junk food:
It varies. Right now, it's Trader Joe's Popped Potato Chips.

19. Favorite between meal snack:
I really don't snack much - it's probably my one good food habit.20. Do you have any weird food habits?
I eat my sandwiches from the outside in - I have to get the crusts out of the way first.

21. You’re on a diet. What food(s) do you fill up on?
I'm a Weight Watchers lifetime member, so technically I don't "diet;" I maintain or I track points. And in order to maximize my points values, I'll look for low-fat, high-fiber foods, and sometimes I'll take the easy way out (a/k/a Lean Cuisine).

22. You’re off your diet. Now what would you like?
See #21. I'm never "off a diet" either, theoretically. But if I can splurge, I want brownies!

23. How spicy do you order Indian/Thai?
I don't. Not a big fan of Asian cuisines. I need to be in the right mood for even Chinese or Japanese.

24. Can I get you a drink?
An Arnold Palmer (lemonade iced tea), please.

25. Red or White Wine?
White before dinner, red with it...or if I can't make up my mind, the ultimate chick drink, White Zinfandel.

26. Favorite dessert?
Just one?! Don't make me choose! I love brownies, chocolate cake, cheesecake, and pumpkin pie...let's start with those.27. The perfect nightcap?
Hot chocolate while watching TV with Tall Paul.

Your turn, should you choose to take it...

14 comments:

  1. I like Chocolate Slingback. That could be a real Gangsta name. Clementine Pants is good too.

    Cinnamon roll French toast sounds awesome, and sugar coma inducing. :) Who like brussel sprouts anyway?

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  2. Mike - Yeah, I thought the same thing about "Chocolate Slingback." My sister's cartoon name was "Nectarine Skort," and I like hers better than "Clementine Pants" :-). We had the same TV-weatherman name - I'd forgotten we'd had the same fifth-grade teacher!

    Cinnamon-roll French toast is truly amazing stuff.

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  3. Hilarious! I love your hippie name the best: Oatmeal Oak! I tried it on my kids and they were VERY hippie: Waffle Peach Tree and Cinnamon Toast Apple Tree! HA!

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  4. Sarah - My sister's was better than mine: Wheaties Maple. Glad you had fun with it!

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  5. I love the naming meme. I don't even have to ask my daughter about her hippie name - she'd be Cheerios Cottonwood.

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  6. My Star Wars name is: Apple ... which makes my mother Gywneth?!

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  7. THis made me chuckle out loud; thanks!

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  8. Unfocused Me - I'm not sure I really have a favorite tree, except maybe a Christmas tree. Since I stole your food meme, feel free to steal back!

    Lenore - Or Gwyneth's kid is really an alien? Hey, at least yours can be pronounced :-).

    Kori - Glad you enjoyed it, but I think my husband's is funnier (he usually is).

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  9. Some of those "names" are hard to figure out since I don't have just one favorite color, ice cream or animal. I like your stripper name. It's elegant. :-)

    Oo! I can have cereal for dinner again when hubby's hours shift! Now there's a great idea . . .

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  10. Literary Feline - I did have that problem with some of them. My sister's rock-star name was "Aphrodite Odyssey" (our first cat + her minivan), and she thought that sounded more stripper-like than her stripper name, "Chanel Sees." I'm not sure about the whole idea of an "elegant" stripper name, though :-).

    When you're eating dinner on your own, cereal is a great choice, I think!

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  11. HAHAHAHA! Your Star Wars name seems appropriate! LOL

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  12. KathyHowe - Uh-oh. You finally discovered I stole this meme from you, did you :-D?

    If an appropriate Star Wars name is weird and unpronounceable, then I'd have to agree that mine is appropriate!

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  13. Wow.... I too have a lifetime membership subscription at Weight Watchers, it's worthy to have it.

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  14. Bernice - I've lapsed recently on meetings, but I do try to apply the principles most of the time :-).

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