Monday, August 14, 2006

About Me Questionnaire

I don't usually do memes...but I saw this questionnaire on Susie's blog and so I thought I'd do it here because it is a slow knitting day...

1. First Name? Jaimi
2. Were you named after anyone? My dad's commanding officer's daughter. He was in Viet Nam when I was born, and they had created a landing base in the jungle called Camp Jaimi, after his daughter, so that is why I am spelled the way I am. I grew up never seeing any close spellings, but as I get older, I see it more and more. I hated it growing up because it was different and I couldn't ever find any license plates for my bike with it spelled correctly!
3. Last time you cried? Yesterday, it was the one year anniversary of my friend Toni's unexpected death due to a brain aneurysm.
4. Do you like your handwriting? I have absolutely beautiful handwriting, not to brag much, but I do.
5. What is your favorite lunch meat? Hmm...salami?
6. Do you have kids? Three gorgeous little boys at last count. My favorite picture of them ever?

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7. Would you be friends with you if you were someone else? I am a loyal friend, but I have issues with keeping in touch. Maybe I would. Maybe not.
8. Do you keep a journal? Just this blog
9. Do you tend toward sarcasm? Me? Not at all...wink, wink!
10. Do you still have your tonsils? Absolutely.
11. Would you bungee jump? Certainly not.
12. What's your favorite cereal? Raisin Bran.
13. Do you untie your shoes before you take them off? Not unless I have to, which is annoying when it comes time to put them back on and they are all tied up still.
14. Are you strong? Not as strong as I'd like everyone to think I am.
15. What is your favorite ice cream? Cold Stone Creamery's Cheesecake flavor.
16. Shoe size? 8.5 US -- they used to be a 7.5, then I had three babies.
17. What do you like least about yourself? How when I get stressed (always) I clench my jaw until it, and my teeth, ache.
18. Who do you miss the most? My husband right now...but in the larger sense? My grandpa.
19. Do you want this sent back to you? Put it on your blog and send me a link if you want to.
20. What color pants and shoes are you wearing right now? Army green capri pants with pale pink Chuck Taylor low-tops.
21. Last thing you ate? A granola bar...chocolate chip.
22. What are you listening to right now? Wilco's "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart"
23. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Carnation Pink.
24. Favorite smell(s)? Baby lotion, freshly cut grass.
25. Last person you talked to on the phone? Alan
26. First thing you notice about someone? If they smile or not.
27. Favorite musicians? Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Counting Crows, Eagles.
28. Favorite drink? Alcoholic? Captain and Coke. Non-alcoholic? Chocolate milk.
29. Favorite sport? Baseball. ...sigh...Grady Sizemore...
30. Eye color? Greenish gray
31. Hat size? I hate hats
32. Do you wear contacts or glasses? Funky cool, apparently "emo" (or so my students tell me) librarian type glasses...with little rhinestones!
33. Favorite food? Lobster
34. Scary movie or happy ending? Happy endings, life is scary enough.
35. Last movie you saw at a movie theater? Movie theater? What's that? We have a toddler, no movie theaters for us. The last theater I was at wa
s Proctors for Phantom.
36. What color shirt are you wearing? Deep pink.
37. Summer or winter? Autumn.
38. Hugs or kisses? Hugs.
39. Favorite dessert? Strawberry shortcake on angel food cake.
40. Magazine/catalog in your bathroom right now? Blender, Glamour, Vogue Knitting
41. Toppings on pizza? Pepperoni, sausage, and mushrooms
42. What book(s) are you reading? Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll. A sequel to my absolute favorite book ever, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. I am reserving final judgment on it until I am done--but it doesn't look good. So far, all Darcy and Elizabeth are doing is screwing. A lot. All the time. In decidedly un-Victorian ways. It's kind of porn. Good for porn's sake, I suppose, but not literature at all.
43. What's on your mousepad? No mousepad, we have a rollerball mouse.
44. What did you watch on TV last night? The last two episodes of Season One of Grey's Anatomy on DVD. Now the wait for the Season Two DVD begins...29 days!
45. Favorite sounds? My children laughing, the ocean, my husband's car in the driveway
46. Rolling Stones or Beatles? Aerosmith
47. The furthest you have been from home? Not very...Milwaukee or Orlando. But we are going to Jamaica, mon, next April!
48. What are your special talents? I am very organized.
49. Where were you born?
Saratoga Springs, New York
50. Favorite guilty pleasure? Hershey's Special Dark bars, Most Haunted on the Travel Channel (I'm not sure I believe, but it's fun to wonder and watch), and Kelly Clarkson--loud on the car's CD player.

**I added five more**:
51. What do you do with your life (j-o-b)? High school English/Language Arts teacher.
52. What is your favorite number? 11...I have no idea why.
53. What type of car do you drive? A fully loaded mom-mobile (mini-van).
54. What type of car would you drive if you won the lottery today? An expensive BMW or Jaguar.
55. What is your biggest fear(s)? I am crazy, so I have lots. Losing a child. Bridges. Frogs. Not being able to buy yarn. The usual


Blogger Lisa said...

Great post---and thanks for entering the contest:)

My hubby used to travel when the kids were small, hard. The longest I think I did the single mom thing was about 4 months---with no visits.

Hugs coming your way!

7:29 PM  
Anonymous sandra said...

What a lovelly kids! Even thought of losing kids makes restless! The worst thing ever is to outlive own children!

8:06 PM  
Blogger pacalaga said...

Frogs? Why? Just curious - I usually say I would never be afraid of something I can step on, but show me a scorpion, even a dead one in a paperweight, and I'll run the fastest mile ever recorded.
I totally love your picture. The oldest one looks like he knows it all (and knows it) and the middle one looks like the whole world is his oyster. And how great that the littlest is so comfortable with his big brothers.

9:37 PM  

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