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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Have you ever...

I enjoyed both Kris and Sheila's take on this meme, so I thought I would give it a shot.

Smoked a cigarette or tried it: No.

Crashed a friend's car: Several if you consider my dad a friend (I do.)

Stolen a car: No

Been dumped: Once, but I usually did the dumping. I'm not too proud of it.

Shoplifted: Once, accidentally. I thought it was free, and realized a few days later that it wasn't supposed to be.

Been fired /laid off: No.

Been in a fist fight: No.

Snuck out of your parent's house: Many times.

Been arrested: No.

Gone on a blind date: Once. It was a double date, and my friend and her boyfriend were making out as much as possible while this guy that was TOTALLY not my type and I counted the seconds until the movie was over. Every time I hear a reference to the movie Christine I get a sick feeling in my stomach.

Lied to a friend: Yes.

Skipped school: There were no consequences to skipping class in high school until you had skipped a class for the fourth time. The conversation would go something like this:
"Hey, I was thinking about taking a long lunch today -- do you have any skips left in fourth hour?"
"Not today, I have an exam fourth hour. How about fifth hour?"
"Yeah, I would love to. I only have one skip in fifth hour, and Econ is boring. I'm parked in the jock lot today. Meet me at my car." (I see the policies have changed)

Seen someone die: Victims of stabbings, shootings, car accidents, drug overdoses, heart attacks, etc. (I worked solo as the only lab tech on weekday graveyard shifts in a little town that had quite a violent side.)

Been to Canada/Mexico: No. Never been out of the States.

Eaten Sushi: No, and knowing what I do about parasitology, I never will.

Met someone in person from the internet: Yes.

Taken pain-killers: I avoid anything stronger than ibuprofin.

Had a tea party: I have two daughters - six and three. Need I say more?

Cheated while playing a game: Probably when I was a kid.

Fallen asleep at work: I worked gravyard shift, remember? (It hurts to be at a microscope and fall asleep. The oculars hurt your browbones.)

Used a fake ID: No.

Felt an earthquake: No.

Touched a snake: Yes -- snakes are cool. Our best friends have one named Tamale.

Been robbed: Some jerk stole my purse in eighth grade.

Petted a reindeer/goat: Yes. My college friend Terry was a sheep farmer, but she had some goats too.

Won a contest: When I was in elementary school I went to a fun night and won three or four cakes at the cake walk. They eventually told me I couldn't play anymore. I'm not sure how we got them all home.

Been suspended from school: No.

Been in a car accident: I totalled every car but one that my dad bought me in high school. I totalled the Fairmont twice. However, I have had the same car (crash-free) since 1992. (Knock on wood.)

Had braces: No.

Eaten a whole pint of ice cream in one night: Maybe, but if so I don't remember.

Witnessed a crime: Yes.

Swam in the ocean: I don't like water. I've been to the ocean once, and it was very pretty, but it was December and a little chilly. I was glad to have an excuse not to put on a bathing suit and/or swim.

Sung karaoke: Shania's "Any Man of Mine".

Paid for a meal with only coins: We were on a tight budget when we were first married and we ran out of money once. We scrounged together as much change as we had and went to the grocery store and got the cheapest, most filling stuff we could. (All I remember now is potatoes and eggs.) I cried.

Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose: Hasn't everyone?

Been kissed under mistletoe: Yes.

Crashed a party: In sixth grade, Ann and Matt lived across the street from each other. We would crash Matt's slumber parties, and the guys would crash Ann's.

Worn pearls: Yes.

Jumped off a bridge: No.

Ate dog/cat food: I tried dried cat food on a dare as a kid, but I didn't like the taste the way someone who reads this blog did. (I'll keep your secret!)

Kissed a mirror: No.

Glued your hand to something: Has anyone escaped superglue unscathed?

Done a one-handed cartwheel: As much as I wanted to learn cartwheels as a kid, I never had it in me.

Talked on the phone for more than 6 hours: My first boyfriend and I would regularly talk all night. When Mom and Dad would discover that I had unplugged their phone so they couldn't hear the 11:00 call, I would get in trouble.

Didn't take a shower for a week: One of my most memorable spring breaks was with Lou living in a camper on her father's land in southern Iowa.

Pick and ate an apple right off the tree: Yes.

Been told by a complete stranger that you're hot: No. I tend to attract the shy guys.

There you go. Consider yourself tagged.