Hell is Other People

That's what my sister told me when I shared my latest adventure with her. I won't get into the specifics, but suffice it to say that today at lunch a lady told me she was sure the book The Scarlet Letter must resonate with middle eastern women, what with arranged marriage and adultery and all.

I know.

I have since quickly excused myself from the table and am here to blog for my public (all 3 of you). Susie had posted a funny questionnaire, so the Procrastination Station presents LILLY: THE QUESTIONNAIRE.

1. How old will you be in 3 years?
32 flavas of lilly

2. Do you think you'll be married by then?
hm. fun to think about. probably. i'm not into the long engagement thing. meet me in vegas.

3. What do you look forward to most in the next 2 months?
am i a dork if i say getting back into yoga/getting back into shape/time off of crazy writers conferences? it's true!

see also: hot fall nights, a possible Stevie B concert (my second this summer), seeing 2 of my close friends get married to each other, cracking the recipe for the best Sangria

4. Who was the last person you talked to?
my sister Snoozer aka Susie who confirmed that she will name her firstborn Hester.

5. what do you think about the person that took this survey before you?
Suz is pretty freakin awesome. And hilarious.

6. Who was the last person to text you?
A film guy I met at this conference last year who ditched the conference this year. Bitter texting from me ensued.

7. Who was the last person you hugged?
No idea! I think one of my agent friends I hadn't seen in a year.

8. What were you doing at midnight last night?
As per last night's post, I was drinking copious amounts of water to offset my tasting of local Portland wines while checking my work email (before you make fun of me, please know that my inbox included a pitch email from the guy who sang "girl you know it's true" for Milli Vanilli).

9. Parents separated/divorced/married?

10. Last time you saw your dad?
On Monday night. He served me ice cream. Must visit more.

11. What happened at 11:00 a.m. today?
I looked at my conference schedule and realized i had a 2.5 hour break coming up. Therefore at 11am I was washed with a sense of relief and visions of chocolate.

12. How many states do you want to visit?
I guess all of them, just to say I did. Although I could skip the rest and just keep going to Vegas/Nevada. That's ok too.

14. Do you prefer shoes, socks, or bare feet?
On other people? Shoes, because there is no reason for me to see your feet if I'm not your podiatrist. Ick. On me? Shoes because they're cute and fun and they deserve to work their mileage.

15. Are you a social person?
Social I suppose

17. Favorite ice cream?
Chocolate. Chocolate with chocolate in it is even better. Honorable mention to cookies and cream.

18. What is your favorite dessert?
Peanut Butter Creme Brulee from Extraordinary Desserts in SD. I still think about it. Otherwise strawberries.

19. Whats your favorite song right now?
Umbrella ella ella eh eh eh. Or "Call on Me" by Eric Prydz, because who doesn't love a Steve Winwood dance remix?!

20. What kind of jelly do you like on your peanut butter sandwich?
Apparently Susie and I share genetic taste for seedless raspberry. I would like to share with our audience here that Susie ate only pb&j for years of her early life. Fun fact.

21. Do you like coffee?
I love the smell but I'm off the taste now.

22. How many glasses of water a day do you drink on average?
A lot.

23. What do you drink in the morning?
Whiskey on the rocks. Kidding. Green tea.

24. Would you rather kiss someone with or without a lip ring?
Hm, not having much to go from, I'm going to say without.

25. Do you sleep on a certain side of the bed?
I lie curled in a ball, left side of the bed. Unless I"m sleeping diagonal. Case in point: the beds at this Sheraton rock. I cover the whole thing, sleeping starfish style.

26. Do you know how to play poker?
I rock at video poker but have alternating luck in person. I can play if I pay attention, but that's a big "if". (see "Social")

28. Any plans for this week?
Soooo much work. That SHOULD be all I do, but it won't be. I'll be going out, partying on school nights. Traveling. Reuniting w/ old friends. Sweating off my writers conference, etc. I am the overscheduled child.

29. Do you eat out or at home more often?
Does ordering out count as eating at home? It should.

34. Have you ever been in an ambulance?
Hm. No. Should I be jealous?

35. Do you prefer an ocean or a pool?
Ocean if it's warm. Pool if it's late at night.

36. Do you prefer a window seat or an aisle seat?
Window. Better curl-up-ability and privacy to drool w/abandon.

37. Do you know how to drive a stick shift?
Let's go with no.

38. What is your favorite thing to spend money on?
books. books. books. health implements (running shoes, outfits, etc.) that make me feel as if I've worked out just by buying them. Cute shoes.

39. Do you wear any jewelry 24/7?.
I wear jewelry 24/7, but never the same.

40. Do you speak any other language?
french, spanish, persian, a touch of Italian and a touch of Turkish. I pride myself on being able to say "I can't speak XXX" in said languages.

41. Can you roll your tongue?

42. Who is the funniest person you know?
All 4 members of my immediate family. And wanda sykes. I don't know her, but I should.

43. Do you sleep with stuffed animals?
No. Glad to know the person who wrote this survey clearly does though.

44. Are you in a relationship?
No. Although there was a fade-out about 5 years ago, so maybe that's still on?

45. Do you still have clothes from when you were little?
Nope. I lost my "I love my dentist, she's my mommy" shirt and remain embittered that Susie has hers.

46. What is the color of your bedroom wall?
beigy. (technical artistic term)

47. Do you shut off the water when you brush your teeth?
sometimes although last night i forgot to, thanks for rubbing it in.

48. Are you crushing on someone right now?

49. Do you have any tattoos, or piercings?
yup. various ear piercings and a belly ring from a particularly rebellious day when I was theoretically too old for said jewelry. tonight after the writers conference i'm getting my last name tattood on my butt.


Anonymous said...

- 37. Do you know how to drive a stick shift?
Let's go with no. -


- 40. Do you speak any other language?
french, spanish, persian, a touch of Italian and a touch of Turkish. I pride myself on being able to say "I can't speak XXX" in said languages. -

nice. i'm bilingual illiterate, just rub it in.

Anonymous said...

i wonder if my pb&j years count as a vegetarian headstart. --hester

Anonymous said...

I lived off of pb&j my entire 4th grade year (jelly had to be strawberry, i had a strawberry capri sun, and I had to have strawberries).

LOVE raspberry . . .but with the seeds

RaZoR Speaks said...

let me spell your tattoo