From my buddy, Jill over at Charming and Delightful.
On the outside.
Name: Cat Ballou. Humor me
Birthday: January 30.
Current Status: Taken. Well, that is how I feel today...tomorrow, I may feel very available, if you would just let us marry and she could make an honest woman out of me, I think I would be better at staying put.
Eye color: Guess. Seriously, what would you guess? I'm curious about this shit. Plus it would be a great bit of research. I mean, what would you guess from reading my blog and why?
Hair color: Salt and pepper, but used to be this really gorgeous mouse brown.
On the inside.
My heritage: Irish. And we are talking like BIG TIME. Both of my parents were Irish immigrants. I am first generation American.
My fear: That I will die a bag lady. No idea where this fear comes from, but it haunts me on my really bad days.
My weaknesses: I am very stubborn. I hold a grudge.
My perfect pizza: Hamburger with black olives.
Yesterday, Today and Tomorrrow.
My thoughts first waking up: God, stop that music now! I deliberately set my alarm to go off playing the hispanic station. So, I generally wake up to very festive Mexican music that sets my teeth on edge and makes me get out of bed...because I also deliberately have my alarm clock across the bedroom. If I don't do this, I will simply hit the snooze button until 10 a.m. I learned this trick in college and it works for me.
My bedtime: I try to get in bed by 10 or 10:15. On really bad days if my back is hurting or my colitis is bad, I have been known to go to bed as soon as I get Liv's chapter of Harry Potter read....around 8:30.
My most missed memory: Rocking Liv to sleep. Holding her for hours just for the sheer pleasure of feeling her in my arms.
Pepsi or coke: Diet Dr. Pepper. Or an apple martini would hit the spot even more.
Single or group dates: I love it when Liv, Bing and I all go out together.
Addidas or Nike: Keds.
Tea or Nestea: Tea.
Chocolate or vanilla: Vanilla. Actually, white chocolate beats both.
Cappuccino or coffee: COFFEE. Cuban coffee or at least coffee with chicory in it. I like the spoon to stand up in the cup.
Smoke: Not anymore. I started when I was 14. Quit when I was 24 and STILL miss it. I actually have dreams where I am smoking and wake up jonesin for a cig. I am 49, so don't tell me that nicotine isn't dangerous.
Curse: Fuck yes.
Take a shower: What kind of dumbass question is that? I take one daily, ma'am. AND a bath every night. I'm so clean, I squeak. Make that fucking squeak, because I also curse.
Have a crush: Yes. The key is that you don't act on them, though, isn't it? I am WITH someone, so I control myself. I would never jeopardize my relationship over a crush and neither would she, because I am assuming that we are both human and get them.
Think you have been in love: Twice. Maybe three times, but I refuse to let her ever have that much of me again. This all goes back to the holding of grudges thing.
Go to school: I take Liv every weekday and teach a night class. I see plenty of the classroom.
Want to get married: Yes. Even though I am not the marrying kind, I would love to be covered under Bing's health insurance, which is truly great. She understands this and also the fact that I am not very good at the whole relationship thing, although if I could be with anyone, it would be her.
Believe in yourself: Not as much as I would like.
Think you're a health freak? Fuck no. Look in my kitchen.
In the past
Drank alcohol? Yes. More than my share on many, many nights.
Gone to the mall? I've never much been a mall rat.
Been on stage? In high school and college. Walking across it to get my degrees.
Eaten sushi? Yes. Good hell, I HATED it. Bing and Liv love it and I get gaggy just watching them eat it while I order my miso soup at the Japanese restaurant.
Dyed your hair? Yes. At some point, I decided to just let it go gray and I've never regretted it.
Have you ever
Played a stripping game? Yes. And I was the ONLY one who managed to keep my underpants on. I will always be so proud of that moment.
Played a drinking game? No.
Changed who you were to fit in? Not since I was in high school. I came out in college and never looked back. It is good to be myself.
Done something your kids will never know about? Yes. Many, many things.
Age you are hoping to
Get married: As soon as you stupid voters wise up and realize that gay marriage will not take away the sanctity of Britney and Kevin's nuptials.
Take your dream vacation: No time like the present.
In a guy (or in my case, a girl)
Best eye color: I like dark eyes. But, any color except red is fine.
Best hair color: Again, I like dark hair, but it really doesn't matter, even bald can be beautiful. I do draw the line at comb overs, though. I have to have some standards.
Short hair or long hair? No preference. That is a bold faced lie. I like long hair. I REALLY like long hair in a braid that can be undone.
Best attitude: Subservient. Just kidding! Like I really WANT to get e-mails and posts from women named Tie-me-up or Live-to-lick-your-shoes? I like wit. Wait. I love wit.
What were you doing....
A minute ago? Checking to see that Liv was still in the back yard while Bing was slavishly and subserviently painting windows without my help.
An hour ago? Coming home from the Nebraska game. GO HUSKERS!!!!
A month ago? Being overwhelmed by all of Liv's back to school papers that had to be filled out.
A year ago? Almost falling for a totally idiotic, arrogant, manipulative woman while Bing was on the sidelines just waiting for me to notice her. I DID notice her and it was the best thing I have ever done. Although now I have to put up with Bing reminding me how stupid I was ("Jesus Christ, babe...what were you THINKING?")
Finish the sentences
I love: Lucy. :)
I feel: tired of doing this meme.
I hate: creepy pee butt people And you know who you are.
I hide: bills from Bing sometimes. She doesn't really need to know that I spent THAT much on that eye creme, does she? Hey, I am protecting her from a heart attack.
I miss: Sven, Orna, Nirand, my Da, my perfect breasts when I was 20.
I need: Liv and Bing.