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Friday, October 18, 2002

Friday Five! Redux

I never got around to doing last week's Friday Five, even though the questions were really great. I figured what the hell, so I'm doing them now.

1. If you could only choose 1 cd to ever listen to again, what would it be? If we can say "Mix Tape," I choose that. :-) Otherwise, it's either going to be "Field of Gold," which is basically Sting's greatest hits, or "Little Earthquakes" by Tori Amos.

2. If you could only choose 2 movies to watch ever again, what would they be? "Singin' in the Rain" and "Monty Phython and the Quest for the Holy Grail."

3. If you could only choose 3 books to read ever again, what would they be? It by Stephen King, Douglas Adams's The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and all of King's The Dark Towers in one big book. :-)

4. If you could only choose 4 things to eat or drink ever again, what would they be? Cherry Coke, Lupe Tortilla's fajitas, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, and baked potato with cheese, butter, and bacon bits.

5. If you could only choose 5 people to ever be/talk/associate/whatever with ever again, who would they be? Steven, Jeanna, my mother, Christine, and Trish.

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Friday Five!

And now, time for today’s Friday Five!

1. How many TVs do you have in your home? We have two - one in the living room and one back here in the computer room.

2. On average, how much TV do you watch in a week? Before the Tivo, it was hardly any. Now, with a hacked Tivo that can hold 100 hours of shows, it's a lot. At least three hours at night.

3. Do you feel that television is bad for young children? I think it depends on the shows. For the most part, though, to have a kid watch tv all the time and not go outside and get some exercise, definitely.

4. What TV shows do you absolutely HAVE to watch, and if you miss them, you're heartbroken? It used to be The X-Files and Once and Again, but now with both of those cancelled, I guess I would say ER and 24, but I don't love any shows like I loved those.

5. If you had the power to create your own television network, what would your line-up look like? It would have new seasons of The X-Files and Once and Again.

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Saturday, October 5, 2002

Friday Five!

I got busy yesterday and forgot to do the Friday Five, so here's my answers!

1. What size shoe do you wear? Usually a 7 1/2, but sometimes a seven.

2. How many pairs of shoes do you own? I own one pair of boots (cowboy), one pair of suede ankle boots (very casual), a pair of Reebok tennis shoes, a pair of sandals, and two or three pairs of high heels.

3. What type of shoe do you prefer (boots, sneakers, pumps, etc.)? Sandals.

4. Describe your favorite pair of shoes. Why are they your favorite? My brown suede sandals. They are my favorite because they are so comfortable. I love wearing them.

5. What's the most you've spent on one pair of shoes? Probably about $100 for my old boots.

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Friday, September 27, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What are your favorite ways to relax and unwind? Drink a blender full of raspberry piña coladas, play on the computer something fun, and watch the Tivo curled up with Steven on the couch.

2. What do you do the moment you get home from work/school/errands? Sadly, usually get right on the computer to check my e-mail. I am so pathetic.

3. What are your favorite aromatherapeutic smells? I don't know if this counts, but buttercream by Yankee Candle Company. Otherwise, vanilla. I love how it smells.

4. Do you feel more relaxed with a group of friends or hanging out by yourself? Depends on the people, really. Plus, I would want it to only be one or two people, not a big crowd.

5. What is something that you feel is relaxing but most people don't? Hmmm. I can't think of anything that fits this.

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Sunday, September 22, 2002

Friday Five!

I was super busy Friday and gone almost all of yesterday, so here's the Friday Five!

1. Would you say that you're good at keeping in touch with people? Not really. It takes me weeks to get back to people by e-mail and I never call people first. I stay in contact with a few people, but that's about it.

2. Which communication method do you usually prefer/use: e-mail, telephone, snail mail, blog comments, or meeting in person? Why? E-mail and comments. They're easier to make and I can leave them at any time of the day, including after midnight when I'm always up.

3. Do you have an instant messenger program? How many? Why/why not? How often do you use it? I do, but I mostly use it for work. I use Trillian so I can have my AIM and my MSN on at the same time in one program.

4. Do most of your close friends live nearby or far away? Fairly close by (by Texas standards).

5. Are you an "out of sight, out of mind" person, or do you believe that "distance makes the heart grow fonder"? I think it really can depend. For some people it's one, for others you miss them so much it's the other.

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Friday, September 13, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What was/is your favorite subject in school? Why? English. I loved it, probably because I love to read so much (as you can tell from the sidebar. The past read section is just for this year). I was three years advanced in English and took the AP exam and made a four on it to get college credit when I was a junior.

2. Who was your favorite teacher? Why? Mr. R. J. DeFazio. He was my pre-calc and calculus teacher. He was beyond cool and very inspiring. My junior year, when I was in pre-calc, I was having such a hard time grasping the concepts. Add in the fact that the marching band (I marched the bass drum) was preparing to go to Grand Nationals in Indianapolis and practicing all the time, and my grades began to slip. I had a C, which is supposed to get kicked out of honors after two six week periods. Needless to say, I had that C for two six weeks. Instead of kicking me out, Mr. DeFazio helped me and I managed to pull my grades up. He put red star stickers on B tests and green ones on A ones. The first test that I got back with a B on it, he not only gave me a star, but wrote on it, "I knew you could do it!" I was so proud of myself and he was proud of me too. I hope he's still teaching. He was the best.

3. What is your favorite memory of school? My senior year, we went to the UIL State Marching contest. Texas is consistently one of the top schools for marching bands in the country, so our state level competition is damned hard. We played movements 1, 2, and 4 from Dvorak's New World Symphony. We came in second to Westfield (our sister school down the street and our fiercest rival) during prelims and had lost the regional marching contest to them a month earlier. In finals, we played our asses off. We were amazing. At the end of the night, they've called everyone's name for places but us and them, so one of us is obviously first and the other second. There was a long pause and the announcer begins, "And in second place, from Spring, Texas, W...." and we start freaking out. Not only did we win, we one it unanimously, the first time in Texas history that a band had ever done that. It still is one of my favorite memories period, sad but true.

4. What was your favorite recess game? I really didn't play games. I mostly goofed around on the swings and stuff.

5. What did you hate most about school? Not a lot really. I actually liked high school. The worst thing would probably have to be how damn early it was. Yuck!

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Friday, September 6, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What is your biggest pet peeve? Why? God, is my pet peeve list long. My biggest one, at least right now, is SUV drivers, usually on phones, that pay no attention to the road around them and act like there are no other cars out there. I hate those people.

2. What irritating habits do you have? I tend to pester people when I want something or need something done. Just ask Christine. Oh, and I cuss a lot. A whole lot.

3. Have you tried to change the irritating habits or just let them be? I've tried to not cuss as much, but as soon as I get irritated or frustrated, I start.

4. What grosses you out more than anything else? Why? People smacking their food or making gross sounds. Stuff like that always makes me want to puke.

5. What one thing can you never see yourself doing that other people do? Hmmm. No idea.

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Friday, August 30, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What's your favorite piece of clothing that you currently own? Probably my new cotton blue jean shorts. They're kind of low ride and they have a cool belt with a pink and red star made out of jewel-like stuff.

2. What piece of clothing do you most want to acquire? I always want thigh-high black suede boots even though I have nothing to wear them with.

3. What piece of clothing can you not bring yourself to get rid of? Why? A Guess? t-shirt with the British flag in sparkly stuff on it even though it's like three or four years old.

4. What piece of clothing do you look your best in? Tailored tops and short skirts.

5. What has been your biggest fashion accident? Perms. Never again.

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Friday, August 23, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What is your current occupation? Is this what you chose to be doing at this point in your life? Why or why not? Currently I am a project manager at 4 Guys Interactive. I like it, but I'm having some frustrations right now. When I was younger, I thought I'd be doing research in psychology (after all, that's what my degree is in), but I am definitely much happier being in an environment that deals with the web.

2. If time/talent/money were no object, what would your dream occupation be? Professional Texas Hold 'Em poker player or a digital photographer.

3. What did/do your parents do for a living? Has this had any influence on your career choices? My dad is a lather (a type of construction worker) and my mom works in the MIS department in a local school district. My parents always stressed that I needed to go to college and get a good job. Their belief in me that I could do or be anything definitely had an impact on my career choices, encouraging me to leave a secretarial job that I got right out of college and get into the tech industry.

4. Have you ever had to choose between having a career and having a family? No.

5. In your opinion, what is the easiest job in the world? What is the hardest? Why? Hmmm. That job where all you do is taste ice cream for a living has got to be the easiest. As for the hardest, I can think of a lot that are hard for different reasons. Doing manual labor in the Texas weather is hard, but so is being a doctor. Personally, one of the hardest jobs would have to be being an ER doctor where you only have seconds to make a decision that could kill or save someone.

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Friday, August 9, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. Do you have a car? If so, what kind of car is it? It's a 1999 silver Mazda Miata.

2. Do you drive very often? Every day to work and then to places like the store, meet friends, etc. I don't usually drive on the weekend, though. Steven does most of the weekend driving.

3. What's your dream car? A Dodge Viper. I love those things.

4. Have you ever received a ticket? Yes, twice. Once in high school and once in college.

5. Have you ever been in an accident? A few times, actually. In college, while in stop and go traffice, I dozed off and rear-ended a van in front of me. Very minor damage. Also while in college, I hit a car in the college parking lot when coming around a blind corner. Right after I graduated, a woman pulled in front of me trying to cross 1960 and I hit her (totally her fault). Then, two years ago, my car got totalled when a Tahoe in our condo complex backed out into the roadway and I hit him (his fault). Wow. When you list them like that, that's a lot of accidents!

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Friday, August 2, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What is your lineage? Where are your ancestors from? On my father's side I'm Scots-Irish (can't tell with a last name like McGuire, huh?) and on my mother's German.

2. Of those countries, which would you most like to visit? Well, I've already been to Scotland and while I'm not sure if we're Scottish or Irish, I'd love to go to Ireland.

3. Which would you least like to visit? Why? Since I've been to Scotland and want to go to Ireland more, I guess this would mean Germany would be my least favorite of the places to go, but I would love to go there too.

4. Do you do anything during the year to celebrate or recognize your heritage? Nope, but my birthday is March 18th, the day before St. Patrick's day, so it's like my birthday is my celebration of my heritage.

5. Who were the first ancestors to move to your present country (parents, grandparents, etc)? I have no idea on my dad's side, but on my mom's I think it was my great-great grandpa, but I'm not positive. We have a book that gets put out every few years by one of her relatives with everyone's family tree, so it wouldn't be too hard to find out.

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Friday, July 26, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. How long have you had a weblog? Since January 28, 2002 which also happened to be Steven's birthday.

2. What was your first post about? It was basically a "Hi. My name's Kymberlie. It's my boyfriend's birthday. Thanks, Christine for setting my blog up. Check back to see what I have to say."

3. How many changes (name, location, etc.) of your weblog have there been, if more than one? None so far.

4. What CMS (content management system) do you use? Do you like it or do you want to try something else? I use Movable Type and I just love it. Excellent software. I use it over at Picture Fish too. I even donated $45 for its use.

5. Do you read people who have both a journal and a weblog? Or do you prefer to read people who have all of their writing in one central place? I prefer central simply because it's easier to keep up with. I mostly just read blogs, though.

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Friday, July 19, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. Where were you born? Houston, Texas at the now defunct Citizen's General Hospital (I-45 and Richey Road).

2. If you still live there, where would you rather move to? If you don't live there, do you want to move back? Why or why not? I still live here in Houston. There isn't really anywhere else I would want to move. I would never move up north because I can't stand the cold (it gets into the sixties down here and I'm freezing) and both mine and Steven's families are here. Plus, I just kind of like Houston. :-)

3. Where in the world do you feel the safest? Actually I feel safe right where I am. The condo complex is gated and (too) well lit, so I don't worry too much.

4. Do you feel you are well-traveled? Kind of since I've been to England, Scotland, and Wales, but Steven and his family grew up in the middle east, he spent his summers in Greece, he's been to Paris, Thailand, Cypress, Kenya, Egypt, and a million other places, so I always feel woefully undertraveled.

5. Where is the most interesting place you've been? I loved London. It was so incredible and the city seemed so alive no matter what time of day. Vegas isn't bad, though.

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Friday, July 5, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. Where are you right now? Sitting in front of the computer at home.

2. What have you lost recently? Besides my patience? I can't really think of anything.

3. What was the first CD you ever purchased? Does that embarrass you now? I can't remember, honestly.

4. What is your favorite kind of writing pen? Currently, it is my pack of rainbow colored gel pens by Bic. I really like them.

5. What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Depends where we are. At Baskin-Robbins, it's Daiquri Ice and Rainbow Sherbert. At The Marble Slab, it's vanilla with Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Ice cream that you get from the store - just plain vanilla.

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Friday, June 28, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

When was the last time I...

1. ...sent a handwritten letter? When I was going through a bad break-up in 1996, I wrote long letters to my friend John to help me get back on my feet and heal. They helped a lot. I have sent lots of cards with handwritten notes, though, some just a few months ago.

2. ...baked something from scratch or made something by hand? Um, never for the baking from scratch since I can't cook to save my life. As for making something by hand, I can't remember.

3. ...camped in a tent? Never. I am not an outdoors person.

4. ...volunteered your time to church, school, or community? Sadly, probably never.

5. ...helped a stranger? If you count things like charity, a few months ago I gave some money to Heifer International, probably my favorite charity.

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Friday, June 21, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. Do you live in a house, an apartment or a condo? Condo.

2. Do you rent or own? Well, Steven owns, so I guess I kind of do by default. :-)

3. Does anyone else live with you? Just Steven.

4. How many times have you moved in your life? I moved with my parents to the house they still live in when I was about six or so and then I moved in with Steven (officially) about two years ago or so.

5. What are your plans for this weekend? Not much yet. Watch some tv, play on the computer, and that's it so far.

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Sunday, June 16, 2002

Friday Five!

Since I was out of town on Friday, here's this week's Friday Five!

1. How often do you do laundry? Well, me personally, never. Steven does all the laundry, a load or so a week I think.

2. What's in a typical wash load? Shirts, underwear, socks, shorts, and maybe some jeans.

3. Front or top loader? Powder or liquid detergent? Top loader with liquid detergent.

4. Do you use fabric softener in the rinse cycle? Sometimes, I think.

5. Dryer or clothesline? Dryer. No place for a clothesline in a condo!

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Friday, May 24, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What's the last vivid dream that you remember having? The last one I can really remember took place at this strange casio/theme park. There was a huge window (as big as an IMAX screen) that looked out into a lake so you could see all the fish. The lake was filled with sharks and there was a wrecked boat. Other stuff happened, but the setting was so vivid.

2. Do you have any recurring dreams? For some reason, when I was a kid, I used to dream that I was at the Montgomery Ward's in Greenspoint Mall. We were in the garden area and they had all of these giant above-ground pools set up. In the pools were sharks. I used to dream that I was walking around the edge of the water and was afraid that I was going to fall in and get eaten. I'd never even seen Jaws, so I'm not sure where this dream came from. I still dream about sharks, in several different settings. I also dream about being back in college and having a test that I have to pass to graduate and I'd never been to the class (as was true of lots of my college classes). Another recurring dream is that I'm back in band camp where I marched the bass drum.

3. What's the scariest nightmare you've ever had? In July of 1998, I came home from work and took a nap. I dreamed that I was at this giant mall with these escalators that went up like twenty floors. I was going up them with a co-worker, Mary Ann, when suddenly we noticed that all the people around us were crouching down and covering their heads. We looked up and above us was a guy with a gun. People were sitting at his feet crying and looking scared. He looked down at us and pointed the gun at me and told me to come to him. I climbed up towards him and the gun was so real. The part that frightened me the most is that I looked over to my left and one of the cops looked away from me and started to cry because he knew that I was going to die. Steven and I had been dating for a little over six months at that time and we hadn't said "I love you" to each other. I started thinking that I was going to die without him knowing how much I loved him. When I got up to him, I woke up sobbing.

4. Have you ever written your dreams down or considered it? Why or why not? I never have, though I have thought about it. Usually I remember my dreams very vividly, so I never feel the need to write them down. Plus, I am always in a hurry in the mornings when they're freshest, so I never can write them down.

5. Have you ever had a lucid dream? What did you do in it? I've talked about this with friends before, so I'm pretty sure I have, but I can't remember what the dream was about.

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Friday, May 17, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What shampoo do you use? Usually Herbal Essence for colored hair, but right now it's Pantene.

2. Do you use conditioner? What kind? I've just in the past year or so really started using conditioner. Right now I'm using Herbal Essence.

3. When was the last time you got your hair cut? In the beginning of April.

4. What styling products do you use? A brush. :-) Sometimes I use In Salon's Leave-it moisturizer if it's really tangled and hard to brush.

5. What's your worst hair-related experience?The first time I got a perm (I was probably around twelve) the electricity and water went out at the Fantastic Sam's where I was getting my hair done. They had already put the soloution in and couldn't get it out for hours. My hair was so frizzy and curly. It was awful.

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Friday, April 26, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What are your hobbies? Reading, computer games, the Internet (duh), and playing Texas Hold 'Em poker.

2. Do you collect anything? If so, what? Beanie Babies. I have far too many of them, but I keep on buying them. I am obsessed. Help! For some weird reason, I am also into Hallmark Keepsake ornaments and ornaments from The Discovery Channel Store. Especially weird considering I don't have a Christmas tree.

3. Is there a hobby you're interested in, but just don't have the time/money to do? I think I would really like to try my hand at photography. I have a digital camera (currently broken), but I never really go anywhere that offers good opportunities to take great pictures.

4. Have you ever turned a hobby into a moneymaking opportunity? When the Net still had a lot of good reward programs I would get tons of CDNow and Amazon gift certificates, cash for surfing, and other prizes. I never made a ton of money, but I did probably make a couple of hundred dollars a month.

5. Besides web-related stuff (burbs, rings, etc.), what clubs do you belong to? None.

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Friday, April 19, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What's your favorite TV show and why? It used to be The X-Files, but since they got rid of Mulder, I don't like the show like I used to. It's now HBO's fabulous Six Feet Under. Everything about that show is great - the characters, their interaction, the writing, the cast - everything. I highly recommend watching this show.

2. Who is your favorite television star? It used to be David Duchovny, but I guess now it would have to be Eric McCormick from Will & Grace.

3. What was your favorite TV show as a child? Hmmm. I loved a bunch of cartoons including Penelope Pitstop and Bugs Bunny. Probably those.

4. What show do you think should have been cancelled by now? Everybody Loves Raymond. I hate Ray Romano and that show just sucks.

5. What new show do you hope escapes the axe this season? Alias or 24.

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Friday, April 12, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What is your favorite restaurant and why? It used to be Carrabba's (amazing Italian food), but lately it's been Lupe Tortilla's. They have the absolute best fajitas in the world. They just opened one about five minutes from our place, so it's near by and delicious.

2. What fast food restaurant are you partial to? Fazoli's is my biggest weakness. I love their Submarino sandwiches and their buttery, yummy breadsticks.

3. What are your standards and rules for tipping? I usually give around fifteen percent, but if the waiter has been particularly great, I'll tip a little higher.

4. Do you usually order an appetizer and/or dessert? At Carrabba's we order their calimari, at Lupe Tortilla's I get queso to go with my rice. We do Blooming Onions or wings at and at Red Lobster we get chicken fingers and cheese sticks. We very rarely order deserts.

5. What do you usually order to drink at a restaurant? If I'm not drinking, I order a Coke without ice (I hate ice in drinks). At Red Lobster I get their raspberry piña colada. Carrabba's makes these great drinks called Grand Roman Ritas (margaritas with a shot of Grand Marnier in them) that I just love to get. They are so good and so strong. Anywhere else, it's usually a frozen rita or a piña colada.

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Friday, April 5, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What are the first things that you do in the morning to start your day? I have a boring morning routine on the weekdays. I get up between 8:00 and 8:30, I use the bathroom, brush my teeth, put on make-up, get dressed, take my morning pills, and leave for work. On the weekend, I really have more of a "late afternoon" routine (since I don't get up until after 1:00 or 2:00). That involves getting up, going to the bathroom, brushing my teeth, grabbing a Coke, and getting online. Much more fun.

2. What are the last things that you do at night before going to bed? Besides showering and brushing my teeth, I like to read in bed while my hair dries. It helps me get to relax and get to sleep.

3. What daily routine have you recently added to your day? Ever since seeing the gastroenterologist (or the scope doctor, as I like to call him) taking Prevacid every morning. That's about it.

4. What routine do you wish you get rid of? Going to work! ;-)

5. What's the one thing that makes you feel like something is missing if you don't do it some point within your day? If I don't get online and check my mail, I feel truly strange. Have to be on the computer at some point in time.

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Friday, March 29, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. If you could eat dinner with and "get to know" one famous person (living or dead), who would you choose? Stephen King. I cannot get enough of his writing and from the autobiographical stuff I've read of his he sounds like a really nice, down-to-earth guy that I would enjoy hanging out with.

2. Has the death of a famous person ever had an effect on you? Who was it and how did you feel? I remember being at work at the Hell Known as Foley's when I heard about Princess Diana being in an accident. My best friend and I went to the movies after work and came out and heard she had died. I wasn't crushed or anything, but I was very sad that someone so young and beautiful with such a good heart had to die. I remember feeling very sorry for her sons and hoping they would get through it okay.

3. If you could BE a famous person for 24 hours, who would you choose? Maybe Jennifer Aniston. She's so pretty and she's married to Brad Pitt.

4. Do people ever tell you that you look like someone famous? Who? Someone once told me I smile like Melanie Griffith, but I don't really think so.

5. Have you ever met anyone famous? I was in a commercial with Mary Lou Retton for "Super Bowling Saturday" when I was maybe about ten. My uncle actually was a sparring partner for George Foreman when he won the heavyweight title several years ago, so I've met him a couple of times.

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Friday, March 22, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What is your favorite time of year? Spring time, followed by fall.

2. What is it about your favorite season that, well, makes it your favorite season? The weather is the nicest at that time of the year (at least in Houston), so that's always a plus. You get lots of pretty, sunny days.

3. What is your least favorite time of year? Why? Winter. Definitely. I hate the cold. I get cold really easy, so I am miserable when it's cold outside. I don't know how anyone can live up north.

4. Do you do anything to celebrate or recognize the changing of seasons? No, but it's such a great idea that I probably should.

5. What's your favorite thing to do outside? I am so not an outside person. My favorite outside thing to do is ride around in my Miata with the top down in nice weather.

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Friday, March 15, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What's your favorite animal? Tough question! If I had to choose one, I would choose bright, tropical fish. Other favorites include big cats like tigers, puppies, kittens, manatees, seahorses, and polar bears. I just love animals.

2. What pets have you had in your lifetime? When I was little, we had dobermans. After they passed away, we got a cat when I was probably around eight or so. We used to have dozens of cat and kittens around (we live on a wooded acre) when I was young. My brother got a long-haired dauschand named Crackerjacks when I around ten. When I was in high school, we got a silky terrier named Nikki. I also had a russian dwarf hamster named Quicksilver. Steven and I now have fancy goldfish (you can visit my Meet the Fishbowl Inhabitants to see their pictures), though we plan on getting a puppy (maybe a mini-schnauzer) when we get a house in a few years.

3. Is there any specific pet that you've wanted but never had? Why? Not really. Maybe salt-water fish, but that's it.

4. Are you allergic to any animals? Nope.

5. Do you have any 'pet' pet peeves (your pets or others')? I hate when people put a dog in the back of a truck and drive like a bat out of hell. Drives me (no pun intended) crazy.

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Friday, March 8, 2002

Friday Five!

And now, time for today's Friday Five!

1. What makes you homesick? I never really get homesick. We go to Vegas once a year, but I never really miss being away while we're gone. When I went to the UK with my aunt and uncle for six weeks when I was fifteen, thinking about my mom and dad made me homesick. I guess this question doesn't really apply. Maybe if I traveled more.

2. Where is "home" for you? Is it where you are living now, or somewhere else (ie: Mom & Dad's house, particular state/city)? Home for me is the condo that I share with Steven, but I still refer to my parents' place as home sometimes. I'll ask my brother, who's currently living up at Sam Houston State University, "Are you coming home this weekend?" meaning, "Are you going to mom and dad's?" I guess people probably always have a tendency to think of home as the place they grew up, especially if they still have family there.

3. What makes it home for you? People? Things? Steven and our fish make it home for me. Also, I've pretty much moved all of my things from my parents' house to the condo, so my belongings also time me there.

4. Where is the furthest you've been from home, miles-wise? According to How Far Is It?, 4559 miles. That is the distance between Houston, Texas and Inverness, Scotland. We went all through the UK, but since that's about as north as you can get, I would think it was the place I was the furthest from Houston.

5. What are your plans for this weekend? Tonight it's to do nothing except play on the computer - surf the Net, maybe make a spring skin that I've been wanting to do all week, possibly play in a poker tournament, and probably play some Civilization: Call To Power. Tomorrow we might go to a country and western club with our friends Perry (the guy) and Terri (the girl). Sunday will be spent catching up on shows on the Tivo and playing around on the computer.

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Friday, March 1, 2002

Friday Five!

And now it's time for today's Friday Five!

1. What's your favorite vacation spot? The only vacation spot that I visit with any regularity is Las Vegas where we stay at The Bellagio. I love it there.

2. Where do you consider to be the biggest hell-hole on earth? When I was about twelve, my brother and I made it to the state finals in bowling (I know, I'm a dork) and it was held in Lubbock, Texas. Maybe because I was only twelve, but the place was just awful. Nothing to do, no where to go, it sucked. My answer would have to be tiny Texas towns.

3. What would be your dream vacation? Two weeks (or more!) at Atlantis, the luxury resort in the Bahamas. We saw a special on it on The Discovery Channel and that place was incredible!

4. If you could go on a road-trip with anyone, who would it be and why? I would go with my best friend Jeanna, probably to Galveston. We go there every now and again and just have the greatest time. We are absolutely identical in personality and have the best time together, no matter where we go.

5. What are your plans for this weekend? Tonight we're going to a local country and western bar with a bunch of people from our dance class. We were going to go to a club tomorrow night with a bunch of friends, but considering how bitchy I am, we'll probably just blow it off, drink raspberry piña coladas, and watch The X-Files on DVD or something equally exciting. :-) Sunday will be for catching up on shows on the Tivo and maybe working on a spring skin for the site.

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