Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tell me about yourself...


This is fun. I don't get to swim on Wednesdays so here's some (mostly) non-swimming information about me that I hope you will not use inappropriately against me. It's really fun to answer these questions if only for yourself. Do it. Then post them here because I'd love to know more about all of you!

1.) Q. Can you cook?
A. Well, I can read, so I can follow a recipe. Can I make anything without a recipe? Yes: Cinnamon toast.

2.) Q. What was your dream growing up?
A. To be happy.

3.) Q. What talent do you wish you had?
A. I wish I could sing, big time!

4.) Q. Favorite place?
A. California (home)

5.) Q. Favorite vegetable?
A. Sweet Potato

6.) Q. What was the last book you read?
A. To my kids: The Important Book, to myself: Slow Man

7.) Q. What zodiac sign are you?
A. Sagittarius, but I put zero stock in signs

8.) Q. Any tattoo's or piercings?
A. Yes, both

9.) Q. Worst habit?
A. Never cleaning out my car

10.) Q. If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. Not sure I understand this question (if I saw WHOM walking down the street - someone I know or someone I don't?), but regardless, No.

11.) Q. What is your favorite sport?
A. Soccer to watch. Swimming to actually do.

12.) Q. Negative or optimistic outlook?
A. In business: pessimistic. In life: optimistic.

13.) Q. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me for hours and hours?
A. Shrug and pull out a book to read

14.) Q. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. Depression

15.) Q. Tell me one weird fact about you?
A. I had open heart surgery when I was four years old

16.) Q. Do you have any pets?
A. Just my husband

17.) Q. Do you know how to do the macarena, if so why?
A. No, thank G-d. I forgot.

18.) Q. What time is it where you are now?
A. 6:37 AM

19.) Q. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. Honestly, I have zero feelings for clowns. Never had much use for them, including the one I dated in High School for a bit.

20.) Q. If you could change one thing about how you look what would it be?
A. I'd get new knees (mine seem to be sagging).

21.) Q. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Your conscience (I know, you'll be surprised by that one, but really, I would be).

22.) Q. What color eyes do you have?
A. Blue

23.) Q. Ever been arrested?
A. Yes

24.) Q. Bottle or draft?
A. DRAFT

25.) Q. If you won $100,000.00 today what would you do with it?
A. Save it

26.) Q. What is your favorite drink?
A. After anything with alcohol, Coke (the real stuff).

27.) Q. Where's your favorite place to hang out besides your house?
A. A pool or beach in general. Specifically, at my mom's house.

27.) Q. Do you believe in ghosts?
A. No

28.) Q. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Swim or read

29.) Q. Biggest pet Peeve?
A. Late people

30.) Q. Do you sware a lot?
A. For Fuck's Sake, no.

31.) Q. In one word how would you describe yourself?
A. Dork

32.) Q. What's your favorite color?
A. Various shades of blue

33.) Q. Do you go to church?
A. No

34.) Q. What would you give up to get in one more swim per week?
A. Nearly anything

YOUR TURN!

(Thanks to the folks at MayasMom for the idea on this post.)

11 comments:

Emmit said...

I'm great at cooking, especially without recipes. As a kid I dreamt of being a dancer, I still do. I wish I could play the piano without the lessons or the practise. My favorite place is the trance zone. My favorite vegetable is the green bud. The last book I read is Ayn Rand's Fountainhead, I'm currently finishing Atlas Shrugged. I am of course a Leo with not enough tattoos, but happy with my piercings. My worst habit is feeling guilty about myself. I might wave if I saw you walking down the street. My favorite sport is leadership. Growing-up I was very optimistic, but since college I've been fairly pessimistic, presently trying to switch back. Depression/anxiety/addiction is the worst thing that's happened to me. The fact about me is I'm amused to be thought of as weird. I have a dog, a cat, and two fish. I know how to do the macarena because I have some cheerleading history. It is now 10:18 am. I think clowns are sexy. I'd like to lose some weight. I would be your conscience to be civilly disobedient when necessary. My eyes are blue. I've been arrested a few times, hand cuffs hurt! It depends what's on tap. I'd think wow, 100k, I'm a little closer to a house down payment. My favorite drink is liquid LSD. My favorite place to hang is what Zen buddhists call the void, I call it my sanctuary. I believe in ghosts in the imaginary, figurative, psychological sense. If I had some spare time I'd want to smoke some weed. My biggest pet peeve is fear. God damn it, how many more fucking questions are there? I am human. I love the color rainbow. The swimming pool is one of my favorite churches to visit. If I swam anymore I think my arms would fall off.

Mike said...

Sarah... tattoos and piercings? Arrested? More information please.

sarah said...

Emmit - i will call you SuperZen. Also, i heard a rumor that you actually ARE a great ballet dancer and danced with a real life ballet co. True? Tres cool.

Mike - yes i have a tattoo that only the female swimmers on the team have seen, if you know what i mean. and yes i've been arrested for protesting. a previous team i swam with tried to lower the water temperature by two degrees and someone had to stand up for warmth. (okay it was the "original" gulf war i was protesting).

Jessica said...

Ooh, I love fun polls!
I can cook pretty well, especially with a recipe but I am really good at ordering takeout. My dream growing up was to be a physician. I wish I could dance and my favorite place is a tie between California and Detroit. Favorite veggie is another tie: potatoes and broccoli. My last book was Jhumpa Lahiri's "The Namesake." I'm a Capricorn without any tattoos or piercings. Worst habit is procrastination. I would offer you a ride if you were obviously hurt/bleeding or stuck in bad weather. Favorite sport is University of Michigan football. My outlook depends on the day. I'd probably read if stuck in an elevator. The worst thing to ever happen to me was depression. One weird fact: I've saved two lives. I have three spoiled cats and yes I do know how to do the macarena. It is 10:41 right now. I think clowns can be cute or scary depending on context. I would like to be skinnier than I am. I would also be the conscience. My eyes are brown. Surprisingly, I have never been arrested. I don't particularly like beer -- in bottles or on tap. I'd save money after paying off my bills. Favorite drink is cold, clean water. I do believe in ghosts. Favorite spare time pursuit is reading. My biggest pet peeve is rudeness. I swear way too much for my own good. One word for me: surprising. Favorite color is blue. I do not attend church. I would give up naps to get in one more swim a week.

Emmit said...

Modern dance, not ballet. And yes I was pro for a while in college...am setting things up to teach again this fall...can't wait.

Come on people, fill out the poll!

Kathleen Liston said...

I can cook - love to bake in my 1960 oven.

I wanted to be an architect.

The talent I wish I had - to make people laugh.

Favorite place - snuggled with the family in bed.

Favorite vegetable - none.

Last book - Collapse by Jared Diamond and Disney Princesses. Zodiac- Leo.

Ears are pierced.

Worst habit - multi-tasking

favorite sport - I'm a huge sports fanatic and I grew up in football country (Pittsburgh) and graduated to football country (Notre Dame) so football to watch but any major sporting event including golf and auto racing

to do-golf, tennis, swimming, running, biking (see a trend here???)

outlook - varies day to day

stuck in elevator - talk, talk, talk

worst thing - bus accident

weird fact -

any pets - two cats

I can dance macarena - danced for 12 years as a kid and love to dance

time - 11:15

clowns - don't care

change about my looks - not sure where to begin, but not a priority any more

crime partner or conscience - conscience

eyes are blue

never been arrested

don't drink beer

save the money for kids' college

Coke is my favorite drink

hang out - I don't really do that - maybe that's my worst habit

I don't believe in ghosts

favorite thing to do in spare time - (assume spare time means when not with kids as that's the first thing I do) - read, arts, crafts, projects

pet peeve - I hate being late and hate poor customer service

I don't swear

describe myself - serious

favorite color - purple

I don't go to church

My body couldn't take any more swims in a week...

Tom Anderson said...

1. I cook pretty well w/ a BBQ. I love starting the fire!

2. I dreamed of becoming a high powered attorney. Fortunately I was saved by divine intervention.

3. I wish I could swim Backstroke faster than Breaststroke.

4. Favorite Place is Martha's Vineyard

5. I love Broccoli

6. my last book is titled the Heart of the Sea. A story of survial , endurance and cannibalism.

7. Leo

8 No tatoos or piercings, but I have a cool 5 inch scar below my suitline.

9. My worst habit is a Stealth Temper.

10. I probably would not stop to pick you up. I would feel bad about it though.

11. My favorite sport is Baseball

12 I am a cautious optimist.

13 If I was stuck in an elevator for a long period of time, I would hope that I was carrying a bottle of wine.

14. The worst thing to happen to me was my failure to work hard at Track and Field in College.

15. The fact that I am repulsed by the thought or sight of Mayonaise may be considered wierd.

16. I have a Welsh Springer Spaniel named Tess.

17. I do not know how to Macarena, but I certainly liked the dancers in the video.

18 the time is 9am

19. Clowns are Scary, but most importantly they are depressing

20. I am pretty satisfied w/ how I look, but I could do w/o the ear and nose hair.

21.I hope I would be a good partner in crime

22. My eyes are Hazel

23 I have not been arrested

24. Bottled beer suits me

25 I would invest most of the money, but I would need to blow about 10k on something frivilous.

26. My favorite beverage is a French red from the Rhone region.

27. I like to hang out in large comfortable chairs.

28. ghosts maybe not, but Kharma yes.

29 My biggest pet peeve is litter

30. I love to swear, but only at home, work, sporting events and social gatherings.

31. one word. intense

32. my favorite color is a deep dark green

33. I do not regularly attend church. but I am a believer.

34. I will give up other sports to add another day of swimming when I am training for a race.

32.

Guppigirl said...

1.) I can cook pretty well, I just wish I had more time!
2.) My childhood dream was to be a vet.
3.) I wish I could swim fly effortlessly.
4.) My favorite place is anywhere along the Pacific Coast.
5.) Favorite vegetable is broccoli (BTW, Sarah, sweet potato is NOT a vegetable, it's a starch.)
6.) Last book I read was "The Kite Runner."
7.) Libra, although I think astrology is bunk.
8.) I have no "exotic" piercings and no tatoos.
9.) My worst habit (lately) is sleeping in instead of swimming!
10.) I never offer strangers rides.
11.) I like to watch college football. I like to play swimming.
12.) Lately, I've been pretty pessimistic about life, but hopefully that will change in 2008.
13.) If we were stuck in an elevator, I'd probably talk your ears off.
14.) Nothing bad ever happens to me (Oingo Boingo music playing) Okay, seriously? Totalled a car in college.
15.) One weird fact? Where do I start. Okay, I'm double jointed. Maybe that's why I'm so bad at fly?
16.) I have a pet cat.
17.) I used to know the Macarena. Is that still around? Yikes.
18.) 1:26pm, time to procrastinate at work.
19.) Clowns are horrible. Haven't you seen Poltergeist?
20.) I'd like a real butt.
21.) I'd always be your conscience.
22.) Brown eyes.
23.) Yep, married.
24.) It really depends on the beer available.
25.) $100,000? I'd save it.
26.) My favorite drink is a Blue Sapphire gin gimlet served up with two cocktail onions.
27.) I like to hang out anywhere on the beach. Or in my parents' kitchen.
27.) I do not believe in ghosts. (but I still think Poltergeist was scary. Go figure.)
28.) My favorite think to do lately is to sleep.
29.) Oooh, I hate late people too.
30.) No, I don't swear a lot. I used to but now I don't unless I've been drinking!
31.) One word? Hmm...that's tough. How about responsible.
32.) I don't really have a favorite color, but am partial to blues, greens and natural earth tones.
33.) I don't go to church.
34.) What would I give up to swim more? I guess my answer would have to be sleep!

Eric said...

1.) Q. Can you cook?
A.I have the weekend cooking duty from French Toast, Pancakes, hash browns / bacon or Cinnamon rolls in the mornings as well as BBQ or Pizza in the evenings. I actually love to cook. My wife has the ability or the calling but the kids love the weekend menu.

2.) Q. What was your dream growing up?
A. To be the President of the United States.

3.) Q. What talent do you wish you had?
A. I wish I could sing as well. My wife wants me to dance better!

4.) Q. Favorite place(s)?
A. Bora Bora / Barcelona / Menlo Park / Parts of Mexico / Norway

5.) Q. Favorite vegetable?
A. Artichoke

6.) Q. What was the last book you read?
A. The new adventures of curios George (for son) / The Economist Magazine

7.) Q. What zodiac sign are you?
A. Tarus

8.) Q. Any tattoo's or piercings?
A. Lot’s of freckles (Chris and I are battling for top spot on the team)

9.) Q. Worst habit?
A. I am way too clean and I don’t like to have lights on in the house if no one is using the room.

10.) Q. If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
A. Yes.

11.) Q. What is your favorite sport?
A. Almost anything: Soccer, basketball, running, swimming, biking…

12.) Q. Negative or optimistic outlook?
A. Overly optimistic in all areas.

13.) Q. What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me for hours and hours?
A. Talk

14.) Q. Worst thing to ever happen to you?
A. I broke two ribs and collapsed a lung in college and one of my best friends in high school died in a car accident

15.) Q. Tell me one weird fact about you?
A. I ate cat food that had been in our cat’s bowl outside for a week or so when I was only 2 and almost died.

16.) Q. Do you have any pets?
A. My daughter had a fish named bubbles but I accidentally cleaned his fish bowl with too much soap and the water was too hot when I put Bubbles back in the bowl and he died that evening. My wife and daughter had gone to Spain for 3 weeks and it wasn’t fun to see my daughter’s reaction to her dead fish when she returned. Otherwise, we have some raccoons that visit our backyard occasionally.

17.) Q. Do you know how to do the macarena, if so why?
A. That is why my wife wants me to dance better…

18.) Q. What time is it where you are now?
A. 4:15 PM / on a long conference call re-structuring a large construction project for the 10th time…

19.) Q. Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
A. Clowns are scary in movies and I have been called a clown, Ronald McDonald, many times especially when I don’t cut my hair on a regular basis.

20.) Q. If you could change one thing about how you look what would it be?
A. I would fix my scar from the broken ribs surgery and or add some more freckles

21.) Q. Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
A. Crime partner if we could get away with it conscience if someone would be hurt

22.) Q. What color eyes do you have?
A. Brown

23.) Q. Ever been arrested?
A. Yes / 2 times: 1. At border of Mexico and Belize and 2. in Manzanillo outside a police station.

24.) Q. Bottle or draft?
A. I don’t drink.

25.) Q. If you won $100,000.00 today what would you do with it?
A. Perhaps buy a new swim suit and place a good portion of the remainder into a few local charities (help a few local causes) so that I could actually get more then $50K back after taxes.

26.) Q. What is your favorite drink?
A. Water or juice (I am an exciting guy!)

27.) Q. Where's your favorite place to hang out besides your house?
A. The beach or mountains

27.) Q. Do you believe in ghosts?
A. No

28.) Q. Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
A. Play in the mud with son, play soccer / go biking or go to Disneyland / Great America with daughter, go out with wife.

29.) Q. Biggest pet Peeve?
A. Dishonesty

30.) Q. Do you sware a lot?
A. I don’t swear

31.) Q. In one word how would you describe yourself?
A. Unique

32.) Q. What's your favorite color?
A. Yellow

33.) Q. Do you go to church?
A. Occasionally. Our church has some really good children programs and we go on the annual father child campout in the Santa Cruz mountains

34.) Q. What would you give up to get in one more swim per week?
A. 3 times a week is plenty for me

Tom Anderson said...

eric.

Give all the money to charity? You are waaaay too good.

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