from camp hibernation

My horoscope for this month said something about my need to relax and hole up in places this month.  Which isn’t surprising since I really am a big old homebody at heart.  But it’s totally true.  This month has been full of introspection and all kinds of healing.  I think my naturopath appointment really ensured that.  While I had a momentary boost after the acupuncture treatment, since then, I’ve been going through a healing crisis.  My naturopath warned me this would probably be the case–that I would relive milder versions of things from my past…that it would just be passing through.  But holy heck, I wasn’t all that prepared for what happened.  Suddenly, I was sleeping a ton.  Like barely able to stay awake.  Kinda like after my surgery–only I wasn’t on mega pain killers this time.  And yep…totally had weird emotional reactions to things, felt a ton of stuff, and relived all kinds of things.  It continues.  And I’m tired of it.  But I figure it’s good because I have a lot of crap to clean up.

The good news?  Despite the exhaustion, I feel rather okay.  Though, at the moment, I’m mildly reliving the gall bladder crisis.  It’s tolerable.  But uncomfortable.  And makes sleep more appealing again.  I see my chica again on Friday, and I’ve gotta say I’m excited to get some needles stuck in me.  Well, and to get out of the apartment.  I have my hermit moments, but this is ridiculous.  I do feel like social almacita is gonna make a comeback next month.  When she’s not so damn tired.

I have about six blog posts I’ve been working on…but got too exhausted to finish.  So, they’ll be posted eventually–if I ever find my thought again.  Some are even sorta profound.  😉  For now, I’m going to post a bunch of questions since I’m sick and bored.  Yay.

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1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
I try not to think about my closet.  It’s an evil black hole at the moment.

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Nope.  They usually suck.  I usually pack my own.

3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Out.  Lately, no sheets at all.  I’m a rebel.

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Yes. In high school.  For our homecoming decorations.

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
Yes. But not as they’re intended. (Hi, FU post-its).

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
Oh, God no.  I used to do that whole thing when Mama was alive, but I don’t have time for that crap anymore.  I use coupon codes, though.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
Bear.  I hate bugs.

8. Do you have freckles?
Yes.  And they’re having babies.

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
I’m much more likely to make a face.

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Lately?  People who do incredibly dangerous things on the highway or people who speed in national parks.  Happened to us in Yellowstone, during a blizzard.  Dude almost hit us.  It’s a national park. You’re not late for work.  Calm the eff down.

11. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
No.  That would be a little OCD.

12. Have you ever peed in the woods?
I’m from Colorado.

13. What about pooped in the woods?
No.  That’s rude. Always find a port-a-potty.  And it’s FORESTS, not woods.

14. Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?
I make my own music. Yes.

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
Pens, yes. Pencils, no. The pen thing used to be a big problem.

16. How many people have you slept with this week?
Ha.

17. What size is your bed?
Queen.  It has its own zip code.

18. What is your Song of the week?
Sea Wolf – You’re a Wolf

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
Sure.  Just don’t wear socks with sandals.

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
Not really.  But I read comics.

21. Whats your least favorite movie?
So many. Most Jim Carey movies.

22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
In my pocket.

23. What do you drink with dinner?
Lately, iced tea or water.

24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
Ketchup. Or honey mustard. Or just honey. Sometimes ranch. Mostly ketchup.

25. What is your favorite food?
Lately? Gyros with sriracha on the side.

26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
I don’t like to watch movies over and over.  Maybe Dirty Dancing.

27. Last person you kissed/kissed you?
Ha.

28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
Oh, God no.

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
Not for a magazine. But I might do something for myself, by myself.

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
Good question.  Too long ago.  Probably early June.  Thank you note.

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
God, no.  That’s what men are for.  🙂

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Not personally.  But I was in the car when my roomie got pulled over in Wyoming.  And it was totally unfair.  We were passing another car when he clocked it.  Stupid DickCheneyland.

33. Ran out of gas?
No. Came pretty close in the middle of nowhere (Western slope edition).  And then there was the time 36 was a parking lot the entire drive from Boulder to Denver.

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?
Gyros.  BLTs with avocado and basil mayo.  Snarf’s turkey & Swiss with the pepper relish.  Paninis.

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Coffee (I miss you, friend), yummy juice (extra pulp), breakfast tacos, and cherries.

36. What is your usual bedtime?
Oh, it’s been awful lately. My sleep schedule is all messed up.  I’ve been taking a lot of naps instead of actual long periods of sleep.

37. Are you lazy?
I have my moments. Usually when I’m sad or not feeling well.

38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?
Snow White, fairy princess, witch, clown. Pretty standard stuff. I got much more imaginative as an adult.

39. What is your Chinese astrological sign?
Horse, I think.

40. How many languages can you speak?
I speak English, obviously. I’m okay with French, despite my many years of studying it. I know a little Swahili. I can figure out Spanish, but I’m not able to speak it.

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
I think I still get 5280.

42..Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
Legos.

43. Are you stubborn?
Depends on what it is.  But once the stubborn is unleashed, it’s pretty bad.

44. Who is better…Leno or Letterman?
Hate them both.  Conan all the way.

45. Ever watch soap operas?
Not in a long time.

46. Afraid of heights?
Small heights–like ladders–freak me out.

47. Sing in the car?
Almost always.

48. Dance in the shower?
Sometimes.

49. Dance in the car?
If I’m alone. Sometimes, the octopus dance if I’m with people.

50. Ever used a gun?
I’ve shot one for ROTC.

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
Formally–where I paid them–1996? Lots for free since then.

52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Yes. Except if it’s Buffyfied.

53. Is Christmas stressful?
Yep. But not for the reasons most people find it stressful.

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
Yes.

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
Cherry, but only from the cherry store.

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
ballerina, computer programmer. i’m a klutz who hates math, so that didn’t work out too well.

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
yes, but not in some evil way.

58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
all the damn time

59. Take a vitamin daily?
I’m taking a hiatus since my body decided it hated the ones I have.

60. Wear slippers?
Not lately.

61. Wear a bath robe?
Not lately.

62. What do you wear to bed?
Comfy stuff.

63. First concert?
NKOTB and Tiffany opened.

64. Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?
Target, though Kmart’s fine.

65. Nike or Adidas?
Chucks

66.Cheetos Or Fritos?
Cheetos

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
walnuts

68. Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?
No, but very good.

69. Ever take dance lessons?
Yes, not really formally.

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Not really.  But I seem to attract writers (ugh) and IT guys.

71. Can you curl your tongue?
Yes.

72. Ever won a spelling bee?
Yep. Went to state, too.

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
Yes.  Happens only once in a while, lately, though.

74. Own any record albums?
Just the ones Mama left me.

75. Own a record player?
No.

76. Regularly burn incense?
I’ve been smudging myself every day for the last few days.

77. Ever been in love?
Yep, though I have since questioned the extent.

78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Wilco, so many

79. What was the last concert you saw?
Ari Hest

80.Hot tea or cold tea?
I love both.

81.Tea or coffee?
Tea over coffee, unless it’s super early.

82. Sugar or snickerdoodles?
Shortbread or chocolate chip. Or sunflower seed cookies.  (Ooh, I need to get some this weekend).

83.Can you swim well?
Not well.  Not at all.  But I try.  And I love it.

84.Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?
Badly.

85. Are you patient?
Not at all.

86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
Friend, acoustic-style. I would never ever hire a DJ.  The idea makes my skin crawl.

87.Ever won a contest?
Yes.

88. Ever have plastic surgery?
No, I haven’t.

89. Which are better black or green olives?
those weird brown ones in oil. everything else = YUCKYYUCKY 😛

90.Can you knit or crochet?
I used to know how, but I always forget within 2 days of learning. Need to sign up for another class.

91. Best room for a fireplace?
bedroom

92. Do you want to get married?
Yes, but it’s feeling less of a priority right now.  I just want to be happy and healthy.  The rest will come. (Yep…finally surrendered).

93. If married, how long have you been married?
n/a

94. Who was your HS crush?
That tall, awkward, geeky kid who was kinda dumb but had really good hair.

95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
there are many ways to throw fits…and mostly, no.

96. Do you have kids?
no

97. Do you want kids?
yes. i want to have at least one that’s biologically mine and adopt a couple more (probably).

98. Whats your favorite color?
warm, dark purple & blues like oceans

99. Do you miss anyone right now?
Always.

100. What is your best friend’s Mom’s name?
Sofia

Where is the weirdest place you have a mole?
My hip.  My shoulder. Not weird, though.

Who was the hottest teacher you ever had?
They make those?  😉  I’m so not saying.  He’ll totally hear about it.

Have you ever made out in a movie theater?
Yep.  I don’t go to movie theaters anymore, though.

What body part do you wash first?
hair

Do you have any piercings?
Nope.  Had pierced ears for a while, though.

What’s the strangest talent you have?
i have talented toes.

Do you have an innie or an outtie?
innie

What’s your favorite flavored Pringles?
cheddar

Have you ever been tied up?
yes

What was the last thing you ever got grounded for?
i don’t think i was ever grounded

Do you parallel park or drive around the block?
drive around the block!

Have you ever had two dates in one night?
no

How many times have you been cussed out?
a few times. cold calling is lovely.

Which shoe do you put on first?
left

How old are you?
34

Have you ever been to a gay bar?
not really…at least, I didn’t stay.  does hamburger mary count?

Is there one thing all of your exes have had in common?
The last couple kind of broke most of the ongoing trends.  All had dark hair.  All had some kind of history of insecurity or esteem problems.  Most had addictions in their family history.  All liked music and writing and books.  All had big opinions–to the point of seeming very cocky (even though a few were actually really really insecure).  All were smart with good personalities and senses of humor.  Most were able to put people at ease.

Did you french kiss before you were 16?
no

Have you ever been cow-tipping or snipe-hunting?
no

Who is the last person you think about before you fall asleep?
I usually don’t think about people before I fall asleep.

Have you ever had a poem or a song written about you?
my ex fiance wrote a poem a day for me for over a year.

Have you ever found anything gross in your parent’s bedroom?
why’d you have to bring it back?

What was your childhood nickname?
pouder (i will kill you), almy

When is the last time you played the air guitar?
never

Have you ever peeked in the opposite sexes locker room?
yes! in middle school. it seemed so rebellious at the time.

What’s the weirdest thing you have done while driving?
i don’t do weird driving things.

Have you ever bitten your toenails?
yes

How do you normally eat your cookies?
warm. quickly.

When working out at the gym, do you wear a belt?
no?

Name something you do when you’re alone?
sing really loud. dance. bathe with the door open.

How many drinks does it take before you get drunk?
1-3

Have you ever sniffed an animal’s butt?
yes…don’t ask

How often do you clean out your ears?
daily-ish

Do you scrunch or fold your toilet paper?
fold

About how many times a day do you pick a wedgie?
shut up

Do you have any strange phobias?
salisbury steak, mostly.

Have you ever stuck a foreign object up your nose?
yes. kleenex to make myself sneeze.

What is the stupidest thing you’ve ever done at a bar?
lifted my shirt

Have you ever been dared to do something you totally regretted?
see above

Have you ever called your bf/gf by another girl/guys name?
Yes!

Have you ever gotten caught farting while on a date?
no

Have you ever played naked twister?
yes

Have you ever been drunk at work?
NO

Have you ever found your gf/bf’s sibling more attractive?
ha…kinda

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