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Questionnaire thing stolen from Sassy Beauty

November 30, 2010
50 Things You Never Knew About Me

I was bored at work, okay?  I’ve been mapping hot water piping all morning.  Also, today is a swearing kind of day, so please avert your eyes if you are sensitive to that sort of thing.  <3

1. What time did you get up this morning?
6am.  I got to sleep in!

2. How do you like your steak?
Medium rare.

3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Due Date.  Too many chick flick/romances out lately, bleh.

4. What is your favorite TV show?
Eff, I don’t usually watch much TV.  Probably South Park or Tosh.O.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I need a tiny cottage in the middle of a meadow, lots of space to garden and take care of my animals, a van so I can go camping every summer and Mr. Mango to hold me back when I want to kill the other campers.  

6. What did you have for breakfast?
Peanut butter Cap’n Crunch!  MMMM!

7. What is your favorite cuisine?
All of them.  I really like authentic Mexican/South American and Japanese food.

8. What foods do you dislike? or rather don’t prefer?
I’ll eat pretty much anything except for raisins, butterscotch, white chocolate and octopus sushi (hurk).

9. Favorite place to eat?
Ryan’s Bistro.  Teeny tiny place in Omaha with the best mac and cheese I’ve ever eaten.  Smoked gouda = jizzinmypants.

10. Favorite dressing?
Usually a light vinaigrette or something sour.

11. What kind of vehicle do you drive?
A 1999 Ford Taurus, light beige with a little rust on the rear driver’s side.  This thing is a champ.

12. What are your favorite clothes?
Warm ones.  I usually go for my Teefury shirts and some heavy duty layering, tank tops and cardigans and scarves and the like. 

13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?

I don’t know, everywhere? 

14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
Doesn’t matter as long as I have a cup.

15. Where would you want to retire?
Who says I’ll even get to retire?  I’ll probably have to work until I’m 70, maybe later, based on the way things are going.

16. Favorite time of day?
10pm to midnight in the summer for stargazing, then whatever hour sunrise is.

17. Where were you born?
Lincoln, NE, USA.

18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
I watch my college football team, don’t really care for sports other than that.

22. People watcher?
Yes.

23. Are you a morning person or a night person?
Morning!  Hello, sun!

24. Do you have any pets?
Keanu Reeves the fish.

25. Any new and exciting news you’d like to share?
My swap partner on Craftster sent my package and I should get it tomorrow SQUEEEEE! 

26. What did you want to be when you were little?
Veterinarian/cat lady/artist, all at once.

27. What is your best childhood memory?
Spending time with my grandparents, especially when my dad’s parents still lived on their farm.  That shit was seriously magical.  Reading books all the time was pretty awesome, too.  The year my sister was born, and the year we got my dog (he’s dead now, but still).   Playing with our barncats. 

I think my entire childhood is one long, blurry, beautiful memory.  I wouldn’t trade any of it, even the people dying and me being a lonely loser.

28. Are you a cat or dog person?
All of the above.  I think right now I want a dog more because I still miss my bff dog.

29. Are you married?
Almost.  :D

30. Always wear your seat belt?
Fo sho.

31. Been in a car accident?
Nope.  The closest I came was when someone backed into my car while I was driving through a parking lot.  His back window was completely frosted over and he couldn’t see me, and his car smooshed by passenger doors a little.

32. Any pet peeves?
Grammar abuse AND grammar snobbery.  Many of the “rules” of writing are simply guidelines, like the whole “no ending sentences with prepositions” thing and split infinitives. 

The wedding industry complex.  No, I’m not having a color scheme or a theme or a seating chart for my wedding.  No, I’m not gearing myself up with all of your retarded sex tricks for the “biggest day of [my] life”, since college graduation and birthing of children and career satisfaction mean nothing.  No favors because most people throw that shit away anyway.  No garter or bouquet toss (sexist traditions), no white cake or “groom’s cake”, no matching bridesmaids or telling them what shoes and jewelry to wear (what the fuck).  And it’s going to be in a church because our faith is actually an important part of our shared lives, instead of all the people who never step into a church in their lives, never even consider the ramifications or meaning of HAVING a religious marriage, and just want to get married in a fluffy white monstrosity and walk down an aisle to the tunes of fucking Pachelbel’s Canon I HATE THAT SONG. 

If you’re not religious, by all means have a non-religious ceremony that is meaningful to you. Do what you want! It’s awesome when people put creative turns on wedding tradition, and even awesomer when they toss traditions that they don’t cared about! Just don’t appropriate my shit because it’s what you’re “supposed” to do and it’s what everyone expects of marriage.

And what’s with all this stuff about the “wedding you dreamed of”?  Who the fuck plans their wedding before even getting engaged or meeting a guy?  Why is it expected that the pinnacle of a woman’s life is when she chooses to commit to a single person until she dies, and that this day, this single day, should occupy her thoughts from the moment she learns to stand until she walks down the aisle? What kind of parent encourages their young daughter(s) to think about that shit?  And, of course, it is expected that the male couterpart in a typical hetero ceremony shall do nothing for the wedding aside from pay up and show up, because men don’t give a shit about getting married and their only objective in marriage is to procure satisfying sex for the remainder of their lives. Men don’t care about music or clothes or cancy pants food! And they certainly won’t be interested in their own wedding ceremony, of course not. FUCK YOU, THE KNOT.  FUCK.  YOU.

Also people forgetting to take their laundry out of the dryer *coughMr.Mangocough* 

33. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
Black olives, red onions, roasted tomatoes, mushrooms, hamburger (it’s a weird lower Midwest thing).

34. Favorite Flower?
Snapdragons, oxeye daisies, chrysanthemums, peonies, hollyhocks.  Anything wildflower-ish.  I fucking love flowers.  I love gardening. 

35. Favorite ice cream?
Really good vanilla bean, or any of the flavors at Ivanna Cone in Lincoln. 

36. Favorite fast food restaurant?
I don’t really like fast food.

37. How many times did you fail your driver’s test?
Zero.

38. From whom did you get your last email?
The engineering manager at my workplace :( 

39. What store would you max out your credit card?
I don’t own a credit card.  Never will.  Fuck debt.

40. Do anything spontaneous lately?

Wrote a novel—literally.  It’s about pirates and opera students, forced weddings to sexy jerks, and a creepy stalker who really, truly loves and cares about the main character.

41. Like your job?
Yes, except it’s not permanent.  I’m just an intern so I’ll be kicked out in a few weeks to go back to school.

42. Broccoli?
Roasted with olive oil, lemon juice and salt.  Mmmm.

43. What was your favorite vacation?
My family almost always took long camping trips for our summer vacations so I have a bunch of favorites.  The ones I remember best are the epic Arizona/Utah/Wyoming national parks trip and staying in Glacier Park and Canada for a couple of weeks.  Lots of family time!  Gorgeous photos!  The glory of nature!  No phones, no cable, no traffic, no stores and NO PEOPLE!

I should have been a fucking pioneer or a hermit or something.

44. Last person you went out to dinner with?
Mr. Mango.

45. What are you listening to right now?
The furnace in my office/trailer.  Too bad this thing has zero insulation and it’s 25F (-4C) out.

46. What is your favorite color?
All of them.  If I had to pick one it would be green.

47. How many tattoos do you have?
None.

48. What do you like to do when nobody else is around?
Dance like a fool. 

49. Favorite Movie?
What Dreams May Come, Inception, Milo and Otis (eff yes), Transformers: The Movie (1989), Star Trek (2009), Hot Fuzz

50. Coffee drinker?
Very rarely.  I don’t really do caffeine.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. KittenMittons permalink
    November 30, 2010 7:57 pm

    I love hamburger on mah pizza! One of my fav flavours is a cheese burger pizza where the toppings are just cheddar cheese, hamburger, onions and the sauce is ketchup and mustard mixed and it sounds disgusting but it’s GUUUUUD!

    And sweet name for a fish!

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      December 1, 2010 12:45 pm

      CHEESEBURGER! I’ve never had a cheeseburger pizza with ketchup but it sounds deliciously trashy, like something you’d get at a dinky old-school diner.

      • KittenMittons permalink
        December 1, 2010 6:44 pm

        Itssogood! I’d like to try to make it myself but I know it just wouldnt taste the same knowing I made it lol

  2. December 1, 2010 5:45 am

    LOL at your mega wedding rant XD I think I’m going to have the tackiest Vegas wedding with my (currently non-existent) SO or just have a wedding and not even get the official license, just because I want the white monstrosity :P

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      December 1, 2010 12:53 pm

      Yeah! Make it fun! I just get so upset when people tell me that I have to have this, that and the other thing. Weddings should be about choices and fun times and wearing whatever you want, including (but not limited to) poofy monstrosities. You should have a fuzzy monster bouquet, too. That would be awesome.

  3. December 1, 2010 2:35 pm

    Nice! And yay for Craftster swaps!

    • thecandiedmango permalink
      December 3, 2010 8:02 am

      Swaps are so much fun! It’s like getting a tiny party in a box.
      Do you ever post on Craftster?

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