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It really is all about me

I'm thinking of banning these things from my site, but until then, I'll give one another go. Stolen from 144 Inches of I-Cord:

48 things (aka It is All About Me)

1. FIRST NAME? Laurie

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? Yes. I come from a line of Lauries. Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? I cry all the time. Probably last night at a commercial or something I read in a book. I'm overly empathetic.

4. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? Most of the time. Sometimes I think it looks like I'm still in 8th grade.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? liverwurst. yuuuuuum.

6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? I think so. I'm weird in a mostly good way. But I'm lousy about setting up things to do so I would be friends but I would never get around to calling or emailing me.

7. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL? Just this thing which isn't really very journally.

8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? Yes I do.

9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? No. It has never looked like fun to me and I can't get my head around doing something so obviously hazardous to health. Isn't getting in a car enough of a gamble?

10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? I'm not that crazy about cereals. Golden Grahams are good and so is Life and I did love the Capt'n Crunch but I usually buy boxes of cereal and then have to throw them out unopened 6 months later.

11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? No.

12. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Yes. If we are talking physical strength then I am very strong. I have a lot of natural strength and if we are talking about emotionally strong, then yes, I think so.

13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR? I love a really good vanilla. French Vanilla where you see the dots from the vanilla bean. And then something that is chocolaty with nuts and peanut butter and caramel. Like a Dulce la Leche. Two ends of the spectrum.

14. SHOE SIZE? US 10

15. RED OR PINK? Red, but it has to be a really blue red. A blood red or a cordial. I don't like the orangie reds.

16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? My physical appearance (the weight).

17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? My brothers.

18. WHAT FOOD WILL GET YOU OUT OF BED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT? Leftovers. I adore leftovers. I think it is the ritual more than the food.

19. WHAT COLOUR TROUSERS, SHIRT AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? No shoes, grey sweats and an olive green t-shirt. I'm working from home.

20. LAST THING YOU ATE? Happy Panda last night for dinner. Some cheese won tons and sweet and sour chicken. This means I have left overs! (joy!)

21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The TV in the other room. I think it is American Justice.

22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Periwinkle.

23. FAVORITE SMELL? That mossy, earthy smell after rain or when Spring hits. Mmmmm, nature.

24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Grandma. She called last night to chat.

25. THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? Their sex and then their smile.

26. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON YOU STOLE THIS FROM? She is a hoot!

27. FAVOURITE DRINK? Diet Pepsi. To a fault.

28. FAVOURITE SPORT? I'm not very sporty. I enjoy watching hockey and la crosse and I like going to batting cages. I get uptight when I compete in sports. Left over childhood scars I guess.

29. EYE COLOUR? Brown. A little on the hazel side.

30. HAT SIZE? A bit large. The phrase "grosse tete" gets thrown around our family a lot. I'm going to assume it is because of the head size and ignore the fact that big head is actually grande tete. I don't want to be a fat head.

31. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? No. I'm just starting to wear glasses more often than not.

32. FAVORITE FOOD? Leftovers. If that makes sense. But for a specific food, one that I will never turn down, barbecue and sushi. And I wouldn't mind eating them at the same meal thank-you-very-much.

33. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? Happy.

35. SUMMER OR WINTER? I guess Winter. At least in the Winter I don't sweat. But really it is the transitional seasons, Spring and Fall, that get me all excited about what is to come.

36. HUGS OR KISSES? Hugs. I'm too white and protestant to be completely comfortable with kisses.

37. FAVOURITE DESSERT? Marionberry cobbler a la mode.

38. WHAT SIDE OF THE BED DO YOU SLEEP ON AND WHY? Kind of kitty corner. I don't have to share my bed and I'm a little tall so I don't like to hang off. If I have to choose I can sleep on either.

39. IF YOU DIDN'T MAKE THE DECISION TO GET MARRIED AND HAVE A FAMILY, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING TODAY? This is a really strange, presumptive question. I chose not to marry and have a family. So I work and dote on my family.

40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Hillbilly Gothic (really good), and Freddy and Fredericka (trying too hard to be silly).

41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? It looks like a Pendleton blanket because I got it at the Pendleton outlet.

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? CSI, Ugly Betty and a tribute to Graham Chapman which was great.

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Rain on the roof.

44. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? Beatles even tho some of the early Rolling Stones songs are the very best evah!

45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME? I would have to check mileage (which I won't) but I think Rome, Italy is the farthest.

46. WHAT'S YOUR SPECIAL TALENT? Creativity. That and I think I have an extra cone in my eyes so that I see more colors than the average person.

47. WHERE WERE YOU BORN? Sacred Heart in Eugene, Oregon.

48. WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? I stole it off one of my regular-reading-blogs.