Monday, February 09, 2009


Rosa from Rosa's Yummy Yums in Switzerland tagged me with a MeMe. I always thought it was pronounced MEM until Beth pointed out it was ME-ME, as in you and ME. I'm such a dunce sometimes. So here goes.

Diamonds or pearls?
It depends. My engagement and anniversary ring both have diamonds. (This is my anniversary ring the hub had made in Australia.) When it comes to earrings, I prefer pearls over diamonds. I think they're a classic. As far as other jewelry, I prefer colorful semi-precious jewels.
What is the last film you saw?
The last film I saw at the cinema was Burn After Reading (Clooney/Pitt). The last film I saw on TV was "About a Son," a documentary about Kurt Cobain.

Your favorite TV series?
Ok, I admit I like Desperate Housewives, Brothers and Sisters and The Housewives of Orange County. I normally catch reruns though. The kid and I do watch Ghost Hunters every Wednesday, religiously.

What kind of breakfast do you usually eat?
I'm not a big breakfast person unless it's a special day. I always have a big glass of water and an apple after I've been awake for a little bit.

Second given name?
I didn't have a second name growing up. I suppose my mom thought Rosemary was sufficient. When I got married, I took my maiden name as my middle name.

Which kind of food can't you stand?
I hate fish. HATE it. I do, however, love shellfish.

Favorite name (at the moment)?

Which car do you drive?
I think I will always drive a Volvo station wagon.

Which trait of character don't you like?

Favorite clothes?

If you could take the aeroplane to go somewhere, where would you go?
Anywhere in Europe.

Where would you want to live when you are retired?
We'd like to spend a couple of years in Europe but finally settle in Northern California.

Which birthday do you remember the most?
There's several. The first one I remember is about my 9th? For some reason, my mom didn't get me a birthday cake. There were more pressing issues going on at the time. But I remember I was hurt. The next thing I remember, there was one waiting for me in the dining room. My sweet sister-in-law, Mary Jane, went and bought one for me. That was the sweetest thing ever. I doubt Mary Jane realizes how happy she made a little girl that day.

My 40th was extra special. (It made up for my 9th.) The hub took me to the Hay Adams for the night (where the Obamas lived for short time before the inauguration when they couldn't get into the Blair House). We met my brother and his wife for a nice dinner. The next day, we boarded a train for a surprise trip which ended up in Wilmington, Delaware so I could finally see the Faberge exhibit. (We actually had tickets to when the exhibit came to Richmond, VA. But we left early because the kids got sick. It was the trip from HELL!) This trip made up for that one. We stayed at the Hotel DuPont and I was surprised when some old friends met us there from Pennsylvania. It was absolutely perfect. Thank you hub.

Your birthday?
November 13.

If you were a color, which one would you be?
Iridescent magenta.

Chocolate or vanilla?
Vanilla ice cream but anything else in chocolate.

Coffee or tea?
I love coffee in the morning (I'm cutting down though), tea in the afternoon.

The last person you had on the phone?
The hub.

Sweet or savory?

The day of the week you prefer?
Mondays. I can get back into my routine.

Anyone want to play along?


JessInFocus said...

It was nice to learn more about you! I will play along...

And yes Beth is the best. :)

Beth said...

Awh,,,that was so sweet and so colorful,,yay for sweet Mary Jane for making my girlfriend happy! I learned some more wonderful things about you! And yep,,I am gonna play too! But my life will not be so colorful and my post will not be as beautiful as yours has been.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Thanks for answering these questions and making me know more about you! Very interesting! I learnt many great things...


Rosa xoxo

Pearl said...

A very fun post to learn more about you.
Just wanted to stop by and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day.

Thanks for the card my friend.
Sending you big hugs,

Laura B said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say hi, and I came along at just the right time! A great post and your 40th birthday trip sounds so exciting!

Dianne said...

Thank goodness...another person who loves Mondays and hates fish. I thought I was the only one.

No, the light therapy isn't the IPL. The new one uses lights and their heat to help heal while the IPL uses laser (I know, it's a light but work with me on this!). I thought of you when I read about the new machines coming out. Might be worth a try.

Jeanie said...

This is cool. I don't know when I'll play, but I'll save this one for a day when my brain can't think of a post to save its soul.

And I thought it was Meme not Me me
too! Duh!

Finally, wonderful way to illustrate this! Fun!

Elra said...

Oh I got tagged by Rosa as well. That was fun answering those questions, wasn't it?

I enjoy reading your answer, that color you pick is one of mine as well.

Queenly Things said...

Waiting for you here beside
Beside the San Francisco Bay- ay-ay.

Hurry up, Ms. I. Magenta



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