Okay, Ma Beck (Who called me "Missy"? Hate to tell ya, Ma, but I think I'm older!) over at World Wide Ward posted a meme and tagged "those on the Gospel side" (I assume she means those who sit on the "ambo side" of the Church):
Were you named after anyone?
Other than St. Stephen, no . . . I was named "Stephanie" specifically so the Polish relatives on my Ma's side could say my name, as they absolutely butchered that of my older sister, Cassandra.
When was the last time you cried?
Reading tributes to fathers on Father's Day and missing my Dad.
Favorite lunch meat?
Cold cuts - fried olive loaf is the Lunch of Champions (or, at least, the Harbringer of Cholesterol).
Do you have kids?
Two, so far as I know . . .
If you were another person, would you be friends with yourself?
Hell, I'd MARRY myself or at least appoint myself with a general power-of-attorney.
Do you use sarcasm a lot?
No, not at all. In fact, I consider to be a mortal sin and anytime I hear it used, I immediately go and dunk my head in the holy water font to cleanse my ears from such abominations. Whadda YOU think?
Do you have your tonsils?
Yes, and several others' as well . . . I have been accused of having some balls in my back pocket, too.
Would you bungee jump?
Have done it twice.
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off?
What is your favorite ice cream?
During July Baskin-Robbins offers the flavor, "America's Birthday Cake" - I love it!
What do you first notice about people?
Red or pink?
What is your least favorite thing about yourself?
The fact that I have no waist - at summer camp one girl called me "Mr. Peanut" because she said the brand figure for Planter's and I had the same shape.
What is the last thing you ate?
Believe it or not, a lunch special called "Rigatoni alla John" - which was funny because I had lunch earlier with my pastor, Fr. John Moneypenny (he had the same, and yes, his mother was a secretary in Britain's secret service . . .).
What colors are you wearing?
Green t-shirt, blue jeans. Earlier I had on a 60's style smock shirt as my homage to the Summer of Love.
What are you listening to right now?
My fingers hitting the keyboard. What a sec . . . there, I've put on my iTunes and am playing "Remind Me" by Royksopp - known to most as the song that is played as the Caveman in the Geico commercial rides the "people mover" past the advertisement at the airport in the first of such commercials.
What is your favorite smell?
A good single-malt Scotch.
Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
My beloved, the DigiHusband.
Favorite sport to watch?
Medium brown - naturally. Although some silver strands are creeping in.
Do you wear contacts?
Nope, I have progressive bifocals.
Scary movie or happy ending?
Happy ending, by far. I'm actually a big ol' softie. Clapped happily at the end of "Wicked" for this same reason.
Soup. SOUP! I LOVE soup, pretty much all types. Regarding the lunch mentioned above, the good pastor took the salad while I leapt at the chance to have some lentil soup. I had lunch a couple of weeks ago with another attorney in downtown San Bernardino - she was appalled that in 90+ degree weather, I got excited that the cafe had some homemade pea soup (and it was very good!). Ask my boss and co-workers - they know if I get worked up, just push a bowl of anything by Progresso in front of me and it calms me down.
Last movie you saw in a theater?
"Surf's Up," dude!
What color shirt are you wearing?
Summer or winter?
By the time both come, I'm ready to enjoy that particular season. Bought two pairs of casual sandals today, just because it's summertime, and the living is easy . . .
Hugs or kisses?
Kisses. But just like the ones put out by hershey's, I prefer no nuts.
Bread pudding with a whiskey or brandy sauce.
What are you reading?
"Bad Catholic's Guide to Wine, Whiskey, and Song"; current issue of "American Photography."
What is on your mousepad?
What did you watch on TV last night?
No TV last night.
Rolling Stones or Beatles?
Beatles, by far - with the exception of a few songs, the Stones blow.
Farthest you've ever been from home?
St. Petersburg, Russia . . . back when it was still Leningrad, USSR.
Where were you born?
I love being a brat, so I tag any Catholic Uber-Traditionalist or Sedevacantist to see if they have a personality. ;-)