Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Amanda Gets Meme'd -- Vol. 2

Ah, finally at LAST Medblog Addict has posted my latest memeing. It's called the AMEX meme, and really, is pretty freaking atrocious.

Which is precisely what I deserve for having questioned her womanhood.

So.... onward!


My Name:

You know, I got my hair re-done this weekend and I'm having a bit of a blonde mome... wait, wait, it's coming to me!

. . .

Crap. Lost it again.

(seriously folks, look UP at the url!)


Childhood Ambition:

To learn how to fly (not in an airplane, but "fly like a bird" style).

Failing that, I wanted to be a nurse. Or a ballerina.

I live out part of this through medblogs, obviously. The other part (ballerina) simply wasn't meant to be. Birkenstocks, y'all. Wide, flat, FIRM foundation necessary under me.

Toe shoes wouldn't have cut it.


Soundtrack:

Uhm, does this mean my favorite soundtrack, or the soundtrack of my life?

My favorite soundtracks, personally, generally are from musicals like Les Mis, Phantom of the Opera, and Cats (I have a tiny fixation with Andrew Lloyd Weber . . . sorry any fans of "real" music out there who disapprove). Disney-wise it would be from Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and The Lion King.

The soundtrack of my life is a mixture of Jimmy Buffett, Billy Joel, Loreena McKennitt, Natalie Merchant, Meredith Brooks, Bach, and Mozart. The ratio of each artist to the others varies, depending.


Retreat:

I get huge idiot points for this if I say Second Life, don't I? But seriously folks, no laundry, no cooking, no vermin except those which you deliberately purchase and place in your thatch-roofed cottage (I did NOT buy a mouse, thankyouverymuch).

Plus, even when I've retreated into Second Life, it isn't hard for me to both do that and simultaneously take care of the kids and husband (who's also in-world). If I actually ran off to Tibet, that could be an issue.

And I have a sneaking suspicion it might annoy my husband.


Wildest Dream:

Anything I've had while taking Chantix, and I believe I've shared enough of those here.

Oh, you mean "what in my wildest dreams?"

Heh. Sorry, not here.


Proudest Moment:

Realizing I finally, FINALLY look like my favorite picture of myself from ten years ago once again.

Okay, my hair was darker (much)... but I finally feel like I'm me again. Whew.


Biggest Challenge:

Outside of making sure the spousal unit's and my sons turn out to be reasonable humans? I'd say the biggest challenge I face/faced was accomplishing the item directly above.


Alarm Clock:

Beaten regularly.


Perfect Day:

My birthday earlier this year (see April 2007 entries).


Indulgence:

Shopping (still need new jeans... arrrgh). And the hair color.

My husband said, after my trip this past Saturday, "Can't you just do that at home?"

You know, because my goal in life is to try to apply base color to my hair with two small boys looking on and commenting on the process, get that done, THEN apply highlights.

In the same spots.

Every time.

With said offspring in attendance.

"Well, honey, I could, but it's difficult to get the streaks right and since my hair's already processed it might turn green if I switched products..."

That particular line of conversation was dropped post-haste.


Last Purchase:

Well, it's about to be a new a/c unit for the computer room at home. The old one has this ominous rattling noise going on, and is not reliable in turning on the compressor. This is not how I meant to spend my bonus. Oh well.


Favorite Movie:

The Princess Bride and Legally Blonde are tied for first place.

Go ahead. Laugh.


Inspiration:

My children. Their brilliance amazes me and their innocence humbles me.


My life is:

Much less sucktastic than it would have been if I'd stayed in a profession where I couldn't eat bon-bons and play on the computer each day (TM Medblog Addict).


My card is:

NOT American Express.

3 comments:

Medblog Addict said...

Again, great job. Five or six more and I will have forgotten all about you questioning my womanhood. Thanks for being such a good sport. I'll admit it, one of the reasons I didn't do the meme was because I didn't understand the questions. I thought it was because I was so tired, but I've gotten a little rest and I still don't understand the questions.

Amanda said...

Hehehe! Thanks, and seriously, keep 'em coming. It helps to nudge me back on track when I've had a ridiculous period of blog silence :)

Angel said...

You won't catch me laughing at your choice of Princess Bride! Heck, I bought it for GM one year as a gift.

WUV, TWOO WUV....lol