At one point in the day, all my kids were there, plus Trish and baby-in-progress (I mean, she couldn't exactly walk around without him/her, y'know?) Also zacks, Trish's mum, mr_t00by's girlfriend, and various friends and relatives (and one other baby-in-progress! *g*)
It was great weather for sitting outside, because it was kind of overcast and I could hang out without passing out, which is what I would have done if the sun had been blazing. Except I forgot that, hello, sunburn happens even if there's no sun in these cases. So now I'm pretty pink, and it's not a pretty pink. At least it's not a horrible sunburn, no peeling or blistering and it'll be gone by tomorrow. Still, no sunscreen is a bad thing.
Oh, and I played beer pong. I've never played beer pong before. I'm so not one of the cool kids.
So, um, anyway. A pointless (but fun!) survey meme, because I like them. From unanon:
If I were a doll, the accessories packaged with me would be:
At least three ickle books (one fiction, one educational or biographical, one political), a miniature version of this (to hold them), a tiny laptop, and a teeny version of this.
I have an irrational fear of:
- Flying in big commercial planes. Totally irrational, because I'm not afraid at all of flying in ones that are this size.
- Vomiting. I have mild emetophobia.
- Looking at my reflection in a mirror in a dark room.
What type of food do you eat at your grandparents house?
I have no living grandparents. I remember my Gramma used to make jonnycakes, mmmm. She also made these amazing sugar cookies with nutmeg that will never be duplicated.
What weight were you when you were born?
Seven pounds, exactly. My mother was actually unconscious for the whole thing. *boggles*
What would you do if you were stranded on an island with the person you hate most?
I actually don't hate anyone; I tried doing that, it's too much work. If I were stranded with the person I dislike the most? Work with her to get off the island. She's evil, but she's clever. All that conniving and scheming she does would come in handy when we needed to figure out a plan for rescue. After we were rescued I'd get as far away from her as I can.
I am most opposed to:
Laying one's own bigotry on one's kids.
What would you do if you found out you had been cheated on?
Corner the person in question and ask them to 'Splain, Lucy.
Do you stalk anyone on myspace?
Do you enjoy middle school?
I am too old to:
Get into movies for half price.
I find the thought of childbirth:
Awesome, in the literal sense the word used to have. Also the biggest fucking adrenaline rush in the universe, even when I'm not the one doing the birthing.
Next door to my house is:
Another house, with the Pawtucket version of the Vecchios. They're loud, but they take care of their yard.
My preferred style is:
Thrift Shop Chic.
I know how to cook:
I am annoyed at:
The fact that useless gossip about the private lives of cooking show hosts and people on American Idol (et. al.) gets more press than the fact that ALASKA IS MELTING.
Men should always:
Refrain from setting fire to their local Dunkin' Donuts.
Women should never:
Do a thing because someone told them they should.
What is the worst way you were dumped?
There's a good way to be dumped?
What do you think is the worst way to be dumped?
Being run over repeatedly by the dump-er's vehicle.
What child-related smell do you not like?
Coal tar disinfectant, specifically Creol. My mother used to add this to the bucket we used to throw up in as kids (a pink diaper pail, with a cute lamb on it, no less). Eww. No wonder I'm an emetophobe. *shudder*
What sea creature scares you?
Jellyfish. They're everywhere in RI in summer. I've never been stung, but I hear it hurts like blazes.
What colour hair do most of the people you are around have?
It completely varies. I live in the Providence/Pawtucket area, and it's pretty diverse. Yay!
What object have you broken most recently?
The insulation around the back door of my apartment, from when I was trying to get in with a credit card because I didn't have the key.
Name one of the Spice Girls?
Cardamom. Or maybe basil.
Oh, okay, Posh. Also Scary and Baby. It should bother me that I know this.
What was the last thing to make you cry?
This video, actually. In a really good way. *g*
What are the stems of wine glasses for?
Holding the part that holds the wine. That is, until I inevitably break them. Currently I drink my wine from a coffee mug. So far, so good.
I would like to be in an advertisement for:
I don't know if I'd want to be in any advertisement. Suggestions?
My favorite shoes are:
The new Birkenstocks I haven't bought yet.
My mothers' greatest fear is:
She has quite a few. I don't know their exact hierarchical order.
Can you use chopsticks?
Yeah, but probably not the exact way everyone else does. I hold my pen funny, I hold my chopsticks funny. I think there's a correlation.