October 13, 2006

I've been tagged!

OK, I've been tagged by Liseysmom to do this little meme thing. What on God's green earth does meme mean?! Help!

Here goes:

3 smells that I love:
  • Rain, and wood after it's been in the rain.
  • Fresh laundry when I use Purex instead of that cheap Costco bucket crap.
  • Oil paint on canvas, because that means I've been doing what I love best.
3 smells that I hate:
  • Raspberry farts - you know who you are! That was VILE. When we doin' it again?!
  • Diesel exhaust from trucks or large construction heaters.
  • Stale fast food in a closed car. Don't ask.
3 jobs I've had in my life:
  • Bookkeeper at a grocery store
  • Assistant deli manager at a grocery store
  • Office babe extraordinnaire
3 movies that I could watch over and over:
  • Love Actually
  • Anne of Green Gables
  • Princess Bride
3 fond memories:
  • My year as an exchange student in Austria
  • The night of the Raspberry Farts. Maybe I'll tell, maybe I won't.
  • Trip to Hawaii. I want to go back...
3 jobs I would love to have:
  • Fine Artist & Stay at Home Mom
  • Portrait Artist & SAHM
  • Artist Extraordinnaire. (I love the word Extraordinnaire. Am I spelling it right?)
3 places I have lived:
  • Montana
  • Utah
  • Austria
3 things I like to do:
  • Eat at Olive Garden (sorry Montchan, didn't mean to rub it in) with you know who you are!
  • Play hooky
  • Watch old black & white movies with my kids & hubby.
3 of my favorite foods:
  • Steak & potatoes.
  • Shish kabobs with steak, peppers, 'shrooms, onions, grilled to perfection in our Holland Grill. Heaven help me.
  • Chinese food, especially gai ding almond chicken.
3 places I would like to be right now:
  • That special rocky beach we found in Hawi town, Hawaii (Big Island)
  • Austria, duh.
  • In bed in my man's arms. Stop thinking nasty thoughts. He's comfy, OK?
3 websites I visit daily:
  • www.marcbohne.com - great landscape artist from Seattle
  • www.lipking.com - great figurative and landscape artist
  • Blogs on my blogroll, among others.
3 things that make me cry:
  • Any conversation I have during PMS week. Shit. Here I go again...J/K
  • The song in Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame - God Help the Outcasts
  • Song by Martina McBride - Concrete Angel
3 friends that I am tagging:
  • Jazzy, my awesome sis-in-law, and more importantly, my friend.
  • Janet - because your wit is awesome. No pressure! Don't forget the awesome, astounding, alliterations aplenty. Verbosity is allowed.
  • La - you know you totally want to do this! Let the good times roll!
  • And, just to be a rebel, because I hope I have WAY MORE THAN 3 FRIENDS WHO WILL READ THIS: all of you! I couldn't name you all or I'd be up all night, even though I really really wanted to. I mean it! Go ahead and do this meme thingy.


Cele said...

It is always interesting to read about others this way...and to see what is similar, the same, and different.

Thank you

Here is mine http://ohjoyitsme.blogspot.com/

Christy said...

I know, its great reading!!!

I loved Montana by the way! We had an amazing time at Glacier!!! Its beautiful. Ben would move back to Idaho in a second if there was a good job for him there...the camping..the mountains. Its all so amazing..

Plus there really ARE stars in the sky!

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Ah--the James Lipton/Inside the Actor's Studio Meme. I love this one. I've added a couple categories...

No pressure on the wit there... Here's hoping my witty gene kicks in.

3 smells that I love:
- Clean laundry washed in Tide and Clorox 2
- This is a tie: the ocean, especially after it rains, and the forest. That piney, earthy smell is really something.
- BACON. The smell of bacon frying. Yum! I could rub that stuff all over my body and be in hawg heaven. Bacon. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm. Bacon.

3 smells that I hate:
- Dirty, unwashed bodies. Very unattractive.
- Sour diary products.
- Whatever the smell is that has permeated the HVAC system in my car. Smells like a small animal crept up on my engine block and peed. Really gross.

3 jobs I've had in my life:
- Managing editor
- Policy wonk
- Cashier

3 movies that I could watch over and over:
- Baraka
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Anything James Bond

3 movies where I'll never get my life back (i.e. I can't believe I watched them the first time):
- Tron
- The Incredible Hulk
- Talledega Nights

3 fond memories:
- Living in Austria
- Kayaking on Tomales Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, California
- The Lincoln Memorial when I was two years old

3 jobs I would love to have:
- Managing editor again (someone please hire me to do this again. Please!)
- Doctor
- Rich, generous philanthropist

3 jobs I would not love to have:
- Politician (I'd be a lawyer before I'd be a politician)
- Proctologist (your outlook on life would always be crappy)
- Plumber (I'd walk around saying, "Today is going right down the toilet" or some stupid thing like that.)

3 places I have lived:
- Washington D.C.
- Northern California
- Utah

3 things I like to do:
- Cook for my friends and family
- Read, read, read
- Tidepooling

3 of my favorite foods:
- Thai food
- Dr Pepper (that counts as a food, right?)
- Chocolate

3 places I would like to be right now:
- California
- Austria and Switzerland
- Gainfully employed

3 websites I visit daily:
- The Washington Post + 32 other national and international news and information sites
- My blog roll
- My own blog (it's my home page, so I can't help visiting it since it pops up every time I open my browser.)

3 things that make me cry:
- Injustice
- The video of my grandparents life that I'm making for my Mom as a Christmas present
- Big and small human acheivements (I cry watching the news when they do those human interest stories. I cry watching the Olympics. I love cheering for the underdog.)

Who am I tagging?

Well, I hate to be a party pooper, but no one. I've tagged my friends so many times, they're sending me to group therapy for people addicted to tagging.

Hi, my name is Janet and I'm a meme-aholic... Do you guys serve donuts here?

Jazzy said...


I am posting my responses on my blog. I invite you all to read them if you choose.


schmeg said...

3 Smells I love:
-Grass after it rains
-Fresh baked bread
-Outdoor BBQ
3 Jobs I've had:
-Commercial Fishing
-Child Support Agent
3 Movies I could watch over and over:
-Hitchiker's Guide
-Disney's Robinhood
Fond Memories:
-going to Alaska with my grandparents
-Swimming in the ocean at dawn
Places I've lived:
-Fishing Boat in Alaska
-San Diego
-Salt Lake
Favorite Foods:
-Steak and Crab
-Fresh Bread
-German Chocolate Cake
Places I want to be right now:
-On a cruise
-curled up in bed with a good book

Sister Mary Lisa said...

Thanks for doing the meme thing for me, everyone!


Mary Lisa said...

Hi Mary Lisa,

I stumbled upon your blog today out of looking for my old blog that I have lost a few years back now. My name is Mary Lisa too! (offering high five)
So I read some of your blog about you leaving the Mormon church and was curious about that. I am not Mormon, nor have any attachment of any religious affiliation any more. For me I feel as if I have evolved past that. I was born into a Catholic family but at the age of 54 I have memories of being very young and sitting in Catholic school and as the nuns were spoon feeding the daily dose of propaganda that even at the age of 5 I knew it wasn't right. But like all good children, I kept mum about it and just considered myself disobedient.
Life experiences have formed my beliefs to date which are minimal at best in the belief of a God. At least not in the traditional sense.
So Mary Lisa I am curious about your descent from Mormonism. I know little about being Mormon but did have the opportunity to visit Salt Lake. My one trip there for a few days I found the scenery heavenly, the food was awesome and the people open and friendly. But each night I was there, I had the worst dreams, something about the place haunted me. I couldn't quite put my finger on it.
I don't know if you connect with your blog daily anymore, as I am blog iliterate but I am hoping you find this comment. When you do, I hope you will write to me. I would like to pick your brain a bit if you don't mind. marylisaz@yahoo.com

Mary Lisa