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all about me meme

I'm really late to this party. I first saw this on Marta's blog. I have lost track of how many other bloggers have also joined in. Here's mine...

1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
My mom said she used to name her dolls my name, so I guess I was named after a doll.

2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Last week Tuesday watching the inauguration and then again the following day looking at the pictures in the paper about the inauguration.

3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
No, I sometimes can’t even read it myself. Thank goodness for computers!

4. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Nope.

5. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yes.

6. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
Sometimes but probably not a lot.

7. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS
Sure do.

8. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
No way! I won’t even go on a carnival ride.

9. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Maple Pecan Crisp Peace Cereal.

10. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
I rarely wear shoes that tie, but when I do, I slip them off if I can.

11. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Physically, definitely not. It took me 15 minutes to open up a pickle jar tonight. Emotionally, I used to be more than I am now.

12. FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Coffee. If you are talking gelato, I have four: hazelnut, coffee, peach and pistachio (the real kind/not that fake green stuff).

13.WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their facial expressions.

14. RED OR PINK?
Pink for the color but red for the clothes, I am really more of a purple person.

15. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
The hair on my arms. It is more tolerable now that it is bleached blonde from the sun. I almost shaved it once as a child. Luckily my friend went first. That would have been a disaster!

16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My mom.

17. WHAT COLOR SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Not wearing any.

18. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Greek Gods Baklava Ice Cream

19 WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
My washing machine (it is much too loud) and Lost (repeat episode being shown before the new episode comes on).

20.IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Purple.

21.FAVORITE SMELLS?
Coffee, fruit smells, the ocean.

22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My friend Polly.

23. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Baseball of course and also women’s gymnastics.

24. HAIR COLOR?
Light brown.

25. EYE COLOR?
Brown.

26. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
Nope. I used to but my eyes are too dry to tolerate them. I wear glasses for driving, the movies, and if I want to see the blackboard.

27.FAVORITE FOOD?
Strawberries, ravioli, gelato, Italian pizza, lobster. Couldn’t pick just one.

28. SCARY MOVIES OR SAPPY ENDINGS?S
Sappy endings.

29. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
On TV - Little Miss Sunshine - at least that is the last movie I remember watching.
At the movies – Sex in the City.

30. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Blue turtleneck – it is cold here right now.

31. SUMMER OR WINTER?
No question – summer

32. HUGS OR KISSES?
Depends who is the hugger/kisser.

33. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Fruits and gelato.

34.WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Journey of the Italians in America by Vincenza Scarpaci.

35. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I'm using a touchpad. I don’t have a mouse pad.

36. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
The Closer – recorded it the night before.

37.FAVORITE SOUND?
The first sounds of Italian being spoken when I arrive in Italy.

38. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
The Beatles.

39. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Italy.

40.DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Hmmm??? Not sure I would classify any of the things I do as special.

41.WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Massachusetts.

Comments (10)

These are fun to read. I love coffee ice cream too. And what in the world is Greek Gods Baklava ice cream? I've never heard of it and it sounds awesome!

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Girasoli, interesting meme! You know what's kind of interesting is that since I read your blogs, I probably could've answered a couple of these for you! :) I knew the answer to 23 (and if was favorite team I know the answer to that too), 31 . . .

Except for one that I did on the comments on Anne's blog I haven't really done any memes. I think it is because I can never decide on all the answers. I do enjoy reading them though. Thank you for sharing a bit about yourself and have a great day!

Very interesting girasoli. I love reading these meme on the blogs. I agree with you on many things, especially 31 and 33. I love the smell of coffee too even though I don't really drink it.

sandrac:

Girasoli, you are waaaay too modest -- you have a special talent for blogging, most definitely a strong talent for photography, and certainly for picking colours (purple really is the best of all possible colours!)

I love your fav foods list, and envy you your ice cream!

Rob:

We're the same on 2,4,5,7,8,10, 12, 21, 26, 31, and 38.

I'd never, never, bungee jump, love to roast my own coffee on a camp stove in the garage, and still remember eating gelato for my first time (all the way back in 1980) at Saint Mark's Square in Venice. We were sitting in an outdoor cafe with white tablecloths being served this incredible gelato by a waiter in a tux. I was only 23 and thought this was really cool.

When you mentioned the book you're reading, I thought about the one I just checked out at Hanapepe. It's Ciao, America (An Italian Discovers the US) by Beppe Severgnini. Have you read it?

Best Aloha,
Rob

Annie, I think you were in Venice when I wrote about Greek Gods. I categorized it under food or search Greek God. I have links to each picture, including the baklava ice cream, which I just found.

Kathy, a few were pretty easy for me, including the ones you could have answered for me. I did have to think a little for a few of the questions. I usually need to be in the mood or inspired to do one of these memes. They are good posts though when blogging every day for a month.

Candi, too bad there aren't any good gelato places here. I guess though it probably is a blessing because if there were, I would be eating much too much gelato.

sandra, you are so kind. I loved your purple comment :) And I just love the way you and Anne and Jerry spell colours!!

Rob, we sure do have a lot of things in common! What great memories from Venice. I have both the Italian and English versions of Ciao. America. Fun book to read!

Thanks, I just found the post and you're right, I missed that one while I was in Venice. I've seen that brand of yogurt in a few places but had no idea about the ice cream! Chocolate fig has my name all over it.

I just recently had an amazing gelato...Cinnamon flavor. It's an organic brand, made in Texas, of all places, but I am blanking on the brand name right now. I put a tiny scoop in my coffee and it was wonderful!

What would we do without google? I just found the brand name: PJ Madison's.

http://www.pjmadisons.com/

My store only had two flavors: Vanilla and Cinnamon, but I hope they'll get more. Great stuff!

sandrac:

Girasoli, you make me laugh! It CAN be hard to use the Cdn spellings of words like colour and labour -- most spellchex are based on U.S. dictionaries and try their best to override our British-based spelling system.

Annie, without google? I can't imagine! How did we survive?? :) Thanks for the tip on PJ Madison's. I will have to keep my eye out for it.

sandra, I can imagine how spellcheck could be annoying.

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