Monday, May 14, 2007

Meme Time!

I was tagged (at my own request) with a meme by net friend barbie2be. I'm trying to jump start things here. She sent me 5 random questions. Here they are, with my answers:

1. Have you ever ignored the advice of your spellchecker?

Constantly. Spell checkers are weak on technical terminology. I also like to make up my own words. There are occasions when there is no right word for a situation and I need to adjectivize a noun. (I'm ignoring sc's red flagging of 'adjectivize' right now.)

Of course, sometimes I listen even when I know the spell checker is wrong. You can get some creative names that way. My friend Patti's email alias is now indelibly in my memory as "Puffy Merger" because of a spell check.

2. If you could only listen to one CD on a cross-country drive, what would it be?

I'm guessing that an MP3 mix tape CD would be cheating. I think I'd pick something I only marginally like as listening to it for an entire cross country trip would probably kill it for me. I'm going to go with Pure 80s as I can see myself belting out these greats hour after hour.

3. When life throws you a curve ball, do you swing hard and hope you connect, or do you just duck out of the way?

I lean in and get hit by the pitch.

4. Have you ever sent food back in a restaurant, and of so, why?

Yes. It was chicken and it was not cooked all the way through. And it was pretty clearly not cooked all they way through. I also send back food when I ask for something specifically, like 'no bacon', 'no cheese', or 'no mushrooms' and they didn't listen.

5. How long does it have to be since you last saw a friend or acquaintance for you to greet them with a hug?

Not long at all. I'm a hugger. It has to be the right person though. There are people I have known for years who aren't huggable and there are people I've know for only a month or so who are.

Now you know some more random stuff about me. Doesn't that just make you want to comment?