From Tracie: Where I Answer 11 Questions While Pretending There Are 12 Questions

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Where I Answer 11 Questions While Pretending There Are 12 Questions

Teala (who has a great name and is with The Band - so clearly she is all sorts of awesome and must be obeyed) tagged me in this meme where I have to answer 11 questions. The fact that it is 11 questions is slightly driving me crazy, because it is not a round number but I am working through that (watch me grow, people, watch me grow).

1. If you were a book, what book would you be and why?
Does this question mean I have to pick one book - only one book? Because that might be impossible. I'm going to have to think about it for a very long time.

thinking. thinking. thinking...

If I was a book, I would be a library (that only marginally makes sense), because I am a woman of many stories.

2. Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I tried one of those celebrity facial recognition look-alike things once, and according to that thing, it would be Scarlett Johansson. But if I can pick anyone I want, I want Zooey Deschanel.

3. If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Why?
Narnia. Because obviously.

Wait. Did you mean a real or a realer place (I like to believe Narnia is real, but maybe not realer - which is a word I just made up to indicate "believed to be real by the majority of people")?

Because if you want a realer place, I pick England.

4. What is your favorite story or joke to tell? 
When I was growing up, my dad had this great joke about a brick. It is really long, and crazy, and actually pretty annoying - but I still love it. Unfortunately, it is one of those jokes that doesn't work well in written form, so Teala, you will just have to come visit me in person so I can tell it to you.

I also like to tell the story about the time my mom made me water dirt, but she has forbidden me to talk about it (doesn't she know that makes me want to tell it more?), so don't click on that link.

5. Do you like your name? Do you wish your name were something different? What would you name yourself?
I did not like my name when I was a kid, mostly because no one ever (even accidentally) spells it correctly. There was a few years when I would have happily changed it to Anne (spelled with an E!).  But I have made peace with that, and embrace the Tracie.

6. What is your favorite band/singer and song of theirs?
Rich Mullins. I have such a hard time picking favorites of anything, but I've been listening to a lot of The Color Green lately.

7. If you are currently wearing socks, what color are they? (I’m wearing one blue and one purple right now. What? I hate wearing matching socks.) 
This is a weird thing, because I do not often wear socks (unless I'm wearing sock-requiring shoes), but I happen to be wearing a pair right now. They are grey, with a row of little maroon flowers on a vine going up the sides.

I like my socks to match, but Katarina is down with the sock mis-matchment (I just made up that word), and is currently wearing one grey sock and one magenta sock.

8. In a battle, which would win: zombies or unicorns? 
Unicorns, obviously, because they would have The Band fighting on their side, and The Band kicks butt!

9. Who is your hero?
I can't answer this question, because it makes me want to sing The Wind Beneath My Wings, and then I will think about the movie Beaches, and that will make me cry - it is a whole slippery slope situation.

In seriousness, everyone who writes their stories at Band Back Together is a hero to me.

10. What would you do if you had millions of dollars?
I do not think about things like this, because I find it to be depressing.
(Are you trying to depress me, Teala?)

11. What’s the best fortune cookie fortune you’ve ever gotten?
I got this one the other day, and really liked it:

although I think it might be telling me that I'm a good liar, which is maybe not so nice.

12. Sadly, there is no question 12.
(I tried to leave that number 11 hanging there all by itself, but I just couldn't do it)


At this point I'm supposed to come up with my own 11 questions, and tag some of you nice bloggers to answer them. But I'm a rebel, and I won't do it. I do, however, want to see all of you answer Teala's questions....so all of you go do that now, please. Thank you.

16 comments:

  1. OK Ill Participate.. my 12 questions are:

    1) What animal mostly reminds you of you?... (your wife?) Me--->Baloo Bear; My wife---> a swan;

    2) (a)A big white house with a picket fence in a town called Stars Hollow?, (b)A secluded log cabin nestled in a tall wood with lotsa critters around? or (c)A home in a lighthouse on the coast of the lower eastern seaboard? me? I'm good with the Stars Hollow answer as a more practical answer, but the log cabin is tempting.

    3) Do you belief in mercy? I'll leave this one open but will pass this along: "Grace is when you get something you don't deserve; Mercy is when you don't get something you do deserve." I'll go with both!

    4) Homework before playtime or after?

    5) How many fingers am I holding up right now? yuk yuk yuk!

    6) What makes you tick more? Colors, letters or numbers? me ---> colors;

    7) What is your favorite black and white movie? why? me--> Philadelphia Story, cause it makes me laugh most consistently. (Casablanca,Citizen Kane,The Big Sleep and Gaslight are honorably mentioned here);

    8) If you could have a 2 hour visit with any deceased relative today, who would you have a coffee or tea with? Me---> my paw paw... I do miss him frequently as I grow older.

    9) Would/Did you make it to any of your school reunions? comments? me---> no;

    10) Favorite children's book? or tale? or both? I was very smitten with, Grover's,"The Monster At The End Of This Book" but looooove Mark Twain's "Huckleberry Finn"... also "Tales of Uncle Remus" and "The Pied Piper of Hamlin";

    11) French Fries, Onion Rings or Tater Tots?
    me---> Tater Tots!!!

    and 12) Would you read your spouse blog post? I do cause she's, hands down, the most talented communicator I've ever known!!!

    I love you Anne...errr Tracie!!!

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  2. I love that your daughter wears mismatched socks. I also love that you *made* there be 12 questions. :D

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    1. =) I just couldn't let it stay at 11. lol

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  3. I have a favorite fortune too! It says Some men seek fortunes, some seek cookies. :) My daughter has a scrap book of them. lol

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    1. Awesome!

      I seek cookies. It is true, and I can't deny it.

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  4. HAH! I did one of those celebrity face recognition thingies and came up with Greg from The Brady Bunch. I hate that celebrity face recognition.

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    1. That is just so wrong. You look nothing like Greg Brady. lol

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  5. You just referenced all my favorite childhood stories!

    My best fortune cookie quote was received the night before I got baptized when I thought I would never be able to do it - make that sort of commitment. It was "your secret desire to completely change your life will manifest itself."

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    1. That is an awesome fortune cookie to get. Love that story!

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  6. Of course unicorns would win. Just don't tell my kid that. She loves zombies.

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  7. 1. If you were a book, what book would you be and why?
    Peter Pan. Imagine flying!!!!

    2. Who would play you in a movie about your life?
    Demi Moore

    3. If you could live anywhere, where would you live? Why?
    Anywhere with an average temperature of 72 degrees!

    4. What is your favorite story or joke to tell? 
    Exercising discretion, though not raunchy, best I not tell it here.

    5. Do you like your name? Do you wish your name were something different? What would you name yourself?

    At one point in my life I didn't like my name. A few years later I converted to Catholicism and choose a the confirmation name I wanted...Monica. Now, I view my name as another label. I'm not a big fan of labels, viewing them as "boxes".

    6. What is your favorite band/singer and song of theirs?
    Oh this definitely shows my age. The Letterman, "Warm"

    7. If you are currently wearing socks, what color are they? (I’m wearing one blue and one purple right now. What? I hate wearing matching socks.) 
    Black but they are so functional...wicking! lol

    8. In a battle, which would win: zombies or unicorns? 
    Unicorns, of course!!

    9. Who is your hero?
    Superman....and more "reality" based, Amelia Earhart. Both consistent from childhood.
    As a matter of information, I enjoy watching "Justice League"!

    10. What would you do if you had millions of dollars?
    In the middle of 2 acres, I would have a house built that had a kitchen facingthe east for morning sun with a breakfast nook, a large chef's island and was a bright yet soft hue of yellow. Lot's more description for this house, but not the time for a dissertation. :-)
    With funds left, I would cautiously manage the remainder of the million.

    11. What’s the best fortune cookie fortune you’ve ever gotten?
    I can't remember one.

    K Ryan

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    1. I see a definite flying theme here...and I love that!! Peter Pan is a longtime favorite of mine, too.

      Demi Moore is a great pick.

      I loved Superman from when I was a kid and used to watch the reruns of the Superman on Nick@Nite.

      I'm just happy to read that the kitchen will be yellow!!

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