Jan 20, 2010

In which I begin to embarrass myself...

I have decided to split my answers up into three portions. Half today, half tomorrow, and one lucky questioneer (Yes, questionEER...questioner is kinda boring) will dominate Friday!

Okay, here I go.
BugginWord said... What is the evolutionary basis for toe nails? Why do we still have them? Also do you have a favorite flavor of gatorade?

I think they were used originally made for scratching one's feet. Which is good that they are still around because my feet itch all the time! And luckily now we have cool things like pedicures so they can look pretty and be functional all at the same time! My favorite Gatorade flavor is strawberry/lime. Though it was pretty hard to decide between that one and the Lime Rain flavor. That one is super yummy too!

Jody Hedlund said... Oh, Marybeth, let's see! I do feel like I've gotten to know you over the past year of blogging and now through Twitter. So YOU tell me something you think I don't know!!
Jody, Jody, Jody...this wasn't very nice! Now I have to sit and think ............ Okay I got it. The first book I ever read (on my own) was Hop on Pop! BUT my favorite Dr. Seuss book is There's a Wocket in my Pocket.
T. Anne said... What exactly happened to your files and pictures?

Well we were able to recover most of our pictures. At least everything more than a year old. So I lost a TON from this past year :( Luckily I had uploaded most of them to Picassa and Facebook. *wipes brow* As for our files, we lost all our music files, recovered all our movies, lost all my MS word docs (INCLUDING all my Manuscripts) and recovered some of our older Excel files. I was never so grateful that I have forced many people to read my MS as I have progressed because I was able to find most of my emails and replace a good deal of my progression. However I lost half of one MS and a short story (that was very dear to me) and I think three new MS ideas. Needless to say, it was a bad weekend. But I'm thankful I recovered what I did!

Jonathon Arntson said... Maybe a bit too personal, but how do you manage to be super cool and get away with using the word bum, but live in Lansing, Michigan. Now, Lansing is way cooler than the part of MI I live in, but it's still MI, right? So tell me your secret!

Well Jonathan, until now I didn't realize I was super cool! Now I'm all blushing... As for the word bum, I love it. Especially when paired with the word monkey. Bum Monkey is a fairly epic pair of words and should be used in a sentence at least two times a day. And what can I say about MI...yeah pretty much nothing. EXCEPT that we have lots of water! WHOO HOO!
ajm said... I agree with Jonathon above. As a fellow Michigander, I wonder the same. So my question is, if you could reside anywhere in the world, where would it be? My second question though is much more important. Do you know how many licks it takes to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
If I could live elsewhere it would be a toss up between Seattle, WA and Raleigh, NC ... Both are beautiful cities! As for the Tootsie Pop ... my guestimate is 1,211,454 licks. But I wouldn't know really cuz I don't really eat that kind of candy. I prefer the sour stuff!
Frankie Diane Mallis said... What sorts of things put the #windinyourhaaaaaaaiiiiiiiir?
Standing by the ocean (though I've never actually done that!), swinging, running, playing tennis, frolicking in a meadow (never done that one either...) and thunderstorms!

Foursons said... Besides me of course- who is your favorite blogger? What is your guilty pleasure? What is the one thing you don't have but really wish you did...material possession and nonmaterial possession?
I can't say that I actually have a 'favorite blogger'. (I know, I'm lame) But I do have some favorite blogs that make me laugh like Cake Wrecks and Passive Aggressive Notes. As for out of my blogging friends I visit so many blogs when I get a chance to read them I couldn't choose between them if I tried! I love everyone!!! Guilty pleasure...hmmmm..... This is a 3 part question really! (Or at least it has three answers) 1. Food!!! Seriously, just ask my husband. If I'm hungry I can think of nothing else than what I am going to eat. My one track mind revolves around food when my belly is empty! 2. Margaritas - Specifically the Applebee's Perfect Margarita. It's heaven in my mouth! I don't drink often, but when this little puppy is in front of me I am incapable of saying no! 3. Karaoke ... and no, I do not feel the need to explain myself!

As for things I REALLY want...

Material Possession - (This one is hard now that I have my Genevieve tiny laptop) I would LOVE to have a new house. A really pretty one. And when I say new I mean built new in a Victorian style. I'm tired of old houses and apartments.

Non-Material Possession - Okay, well as embarrassing as this is, I wish I had good credit. My husband lost his job a couple years ago, thus we lost our house. And I MISS having decent credit to be able to get a new house or a new car.

Well now that I have embarrassed myself and answered some of life's most challenging questions - such as how many licks does it take to get to the middle of a Tootsie Roll Pop and how do I remain so cool - I will leave you waiting for the rest of my answers till tomorrow!

Now you tell ME ... what don't I know about you???


pauling said...

I'm glad you were able to recover some of your writing and photos. That's never easy - to lose everything!

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

Hehe standing by the ocean!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

A new but Victorian house...sigh. I LOVE Margaritas - love them! :-)

Southern Princess said...

Love Love your answers! okay something about me, the Princess, that you don't already know...

I once, in October of 1997, drove my two best friends in my Jeep Cherokee home from a JR/SR war in nothing but the skin God gave us while dripping wet from being soaked in a car wash after being covered in honey, ketchup, mustard, flour and jelly by the rest of the Jr & Sr class....
Oh we did have clothes on when we got covered in all the goo, its just we were so wet from being hosed down that it was warmer to be nekkid and ride home than be in our clothes plus the Jeep would get all icky...

yep see now I am embarrassed along with you - such fun! ;o) lol

Simon C. Larter said...

Since you've never seen me in RL, you don't know that I have webbed feet and a very, very tiny siamese twin attached to my right knee. Every now and the I let him write my blog posts on his very, very tiny keyboard. Those are the wierd ones. He's also responsible for all my strange comments. Like this one. Totally him.

Jonathon Arntson said...

Thanks for answering my Q, g2k. Yes, we do have water here... Arizona wants to steal it.

Foursons said...

Great answers! I am really a 72 year old male who is stalking the mommyblogging world in hopes of getting my jollies. Hahahahahahaha!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Oh my word, what a tragedy losing so many files. But glad to hear you recovered sme of them. And you seem rather well-adjusted now, too. It must be due to all those spoonfuls of sugar. And bum monkey...ah, yeah, that's like the best combo of words ever. LOVE it!

T. Anne said...

I'm glad you were able to recover what you did! That's up there with my worst nightmare scenerios. BTW< I love seeing you on twitter, you crack me up!

Patti Lacy said...

Love this blog, which I picked up off of Jessica's place!

Hmm. You don't know that I hate to go out without wearing perfume!


Jessica said...

Somehow I didn't realize you'd lost your files. That stinks! I'm so glad you got some things back though. *shuddering at the nightmare of it all*

Thanks for those honest answers. I'm sorry about your credit too. It'll come back someday, don't worry. :-) I hope you get your victorian house. I absolutely LOVE those!

ali said...

Whoa. Those were some serious answers! It was fun getting to know you ~ now I can't wait for more!

Hilabeans said...

Dude! I go silent for two days and missed all the fun. You are hilarious by the way. :)

Happy Award drops tomorrow morning - thanks again!