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.

7 comments:

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...

SML,

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
-Waitress
-Child Support Agent
3 Movies I could watch over and over:
-Hitchiker's Guide
-Disney's Robinhood
-Cars
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:
-camping
-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