Just what we need around here – a meme to get things rolling again!

1.Explain what ended your last relationship?

Wow. We’re talking about almost 10 years ago now… not as long as some of you guys, but still, a long time. Short answer: infidelity. Long answer: State trooper sting operations, and a long, tangled web of lies.

(How’s that for a tantalizing answer? And no, you won’t get more of it on this blog. There are The Rules you know.)

2. When was the last time you shaved?

Ha! I’m pregnant, with a stall shower, and it’s winter.

3. What were you doing this morning at 8 a.m.

Making coffee. Everything before that is kind of fuzzy.

4. What were you doing 15 minutes ago?

Eating lunch. Mmmmm, waffles!

5. Some things you are excited about?

An upcoming long weekend away to a warm beach. No kids. No dogs. AND we have a direct flight out of Worcester airport, which is 15 minutes from my house, and parking is so easy, get this… it’s on the honor system. That’s right, the airport is so small, parking is on the honor system. So Easy!!

6. What is your favorite flavor of JELL-O?

Red.

7. Your prom night, what do you remember about it?

Hmmmm…. junior prom, I loved my dress, I had my hair done up in Shirley Temple curls, and my date (a friend) picked me up in a cute little sports car. Fun all around! Senior prom, I wore a sundress, birkenstocks, and wish that I hadn’t gone with such a jerk.

8. Do you have any famous ancestors?

My great-grandfather was a captain in the NYPD during Prohibition, and grew up with a bunch of the mobsters. (His wife used to vacation with Al Capone’s wife in Florida.) There is a book and 2 movies about him, and his pivotal role of upholding the law while balancing between the 2 worlds.

9. Last thing received in the mail?

A credit card offer? Supermarket flyers. Other junk. Bleh.

10. How many different beverages have you had today?

Coffee. Water. Which reminds me it’s time for my big glass o’ milk.

11. Do you ever leave messages on people’s answering machine?

Sometimes. Because sometimes there’s just no point in leaving a message.

12. Do you draw your name in the sand when you go to the beach?

Nope. I’m not much fun like that – I think it’s kind of pointless and my New England reserve whispers to me that that sort of thing is kind of narcissistic. However, Eric IS fun, and he always builds elaborate sand sculptures when we go to the beach. Like this. And this.

13. Any plans for Friday night?

Friday night is take-out night! Boring, but at the end of a long week, we’re both pretty excited about not cooking, and not doing dishes.

14. Do you like what the ocean does to your hair?

Once, when Eric and I drove cross country, camping out of the back of my Jetta in various state and national parks, I went almost a whole week only bathing in mountain streams, lakes, and on the last day before having access to a shower again, we camped on the beach at Carlsbad State Park in southern CA and the ocean was the cleanest we were going to get. By the end of the that week, my hair was in natural dreadlocks. It was pretty awesome, and kind of freaky, especially for a girl with super-fine, super-straight hair.

We must have smelled so bad.

15. Have you ever received one of those big tins of 3 different popcorns?

Yes. I don’t like to eat the popcorn, but Eric’s not as picky, and EJ loves playing with the big container.

16. Do you re-use towels after you shower?

Yes.

17. Describe your keychain(s)?

I don’t have one. After years of moving, and moving, and moving, keychains kind of became a pain in the ass.

18. Where do you keep your change?

I keep my change in my wallet. Eric has organized various spots for me to keep my change overflow. Cause he’s OCD like that.

19. When was the last time you spoke in front of a large group of people?

My last UCB show in March 2008, just before I got pregnant with EJ. (Actually, I threw up in the theatre bathroom just before the show, which was weird at the time because I wasn’t nervous or anything, but with the positive pregnancy test a week later, it made a lot more sense.)

20. What kind of winter coat do you own?

I have a dark blue, knee-length down coat that has been fabulous this winter. I also have a beautiful camel, walking-length wool coat, and a black, walking-length black wool coat with woven patterning, but those two (while very warm) aren’t exactly practical when kicking around in the country hauling a toddler through 3 feet of snow.