1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
Not really. My mom wanted to name me Jill. She succeeded in obtaining it for a middle, but not first. She had visions of that being my nickname. She thought she had some sort of control over that being the mom and all. So, shortly before I was born, they saw a movie with a character (princess I'm sure!) named Andrea, and the rest is history!
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Tuesday. Copious amounts. It was very purging.
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
NOBODY likes my handwriting. It's awful and I make no apologies for it. I say that sloppy handwriting never determined my success in life, and I'm sticking to that.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
Mesquite turkey breast? Or maybe black forest ham? Oooo! I know! Bologna (but only occasionally...too many chemicals.)
5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
Yep. 2 girls. And a husband. Yes, he counts because I have to cook his meals, do his laundry, and keep up with his appointments.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Sadly, no. There is only room for one person as obnoxious as me in a relationship, and I've already filled that roll. Seriously, I think that is what keeps me from getting closer to Bookworm's teacher at school. She annoys me, and yet I can see myself in her. SCARY.
7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?
Only when absolutely necessary. I've noticed it's frequently necessary.
8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yep. But I don't have my appendix!
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Pre-kids, the answer would have been a resounding yes. Now, no. But I did go skydiving the month before I got pregnant with Bookworm.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
No, but I have to untie them to put them back on. My feet are on the skinny side and I have to really cinch up my laces. Don't hate me because my feet are skinny.....I crack me up!
12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Becky, who sent this to me reminded me of Bear Claw ice cream from Kroger. I miss Kroger! I loved that ice cream. Here in Oklahoma we have Braum's and that means my favorite is German Chocolate. It is FABULOUS!!
13. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Okay, this isn't the first thing I notice, but a weird thing I notice is veins. If you have big water hose veins, I can't help but notice. I also notice people who are barrel chested with lung disease, have clubbed fingers from lung disease, and the list goes on and on. It's a quick superficial health assessment of everyone I meet. I know, I'm weird. I'm totally okay with that.
14. RED OR PINK?
Since I'm so shy and retiring I know this will shock you, but......... RED!!!!
15. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
My incessant talking. Seriously, I wish I would just shut up sometimes. It's really a nervous habit. I'm uncomfortable with silence in stressful situations, so I feel compelled to tell a story to lighten the atmosphere. Unfortunately, I then walk away and say "Andi, SHUT UP!"
Of course, there's times when I'm just talking because I have so much important information to share with as many people as possible and I. MUST. DO. IT!
16. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
My friends in Texas.
17. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST??
Sure! I think everyone should stop and really examine their souls...Find out what's important to them...I can feel that this survey is really increasing my self-awareness and helping me find my inner peace. (Okay, since you can't hear my voice right now, I must tell you to please refer to #7.)
18. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
Blue jeans, and Ugg knock offs. My toes have not adapted to Oklahoma weather and they are COLD!!!
19. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Phineas and Ferb. My life is so exciting.
20. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Are you ready for this?
Purple Mountains MAJESTY!!!! Oh, seriously, I crack me up!
21. FAVORITE SMELLS?
Baking anything sweet.
Rain (in the country)
Fresh cut grass
Okay, and one weird one: the smell of kids after they come in from playing in the cold. It's that special kid/cold/sweaty smell. I love it.
22. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
23. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO POSTED THIS NOTE?
Becky? Of course!! I'm sure she would totally be my BFF if I had actually ever met her, or talked to her, knew what she looked like, what she likes and doesn't like, what her favorite food is, or, or, or......or even really knew where she lived, or anything about her other than what she chooses to share with complete strangers on the world wide web! But other than those infinitesimal details, I'm sure we're BFFs!
24. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Basketball, if it's real life. Otherwise, all sporting events become chances for me to socialize (like the Super Bowl) or take a nap.
25. HAIR COLOR?
Naturally? I seem to recall a nice dark brown. But it's been 15 years since I had a natural hair color. It is currently called Mocha according to my hairdresser. Before that it was warm auburn. Before that it was Warm Maple from L'Oreal Excellence Cream....Let's see, that's all I can remember for now...but there have been many, MANY other colors.
26. EYE COLOR?
27. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
28. FAVORITE FOOD?
29. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
30. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Monsters Inc. And I even picked it out.
31. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
Red with my church logo on it.
32. SUMMER OR WINTER?
Neither. Fall or Spring.
33. HUGS OR KISSES?
Are we referring to the candy? If not, I require lots of both. I think the world would be a better place if we would just hug more. (singing in my head "All we need is love!")
34. FAVORITE DESSERT?
Anything chocolate. Or apple pie.
35. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Anyone, like me, who is apparently very vain and feels that the entire universe has been dying to know all about them.
36. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
Anyone who actually has a life outside of their computer.
37. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
I'm currently doing Beth Moore's "Stepping Up" Bible study. And I'm reading "Belles on Their Toes." It's the sequel to "Cheaper by the Dozen." And they are both true stories. It's fun and requires little brain power.
38. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
I use a lap top. So, I use the mouse pad on it.
39. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT?
Monster's Inc. Oh! And figure skating!
40. FAVORITE SOUND(S)?
My kids laughter. Anything nature.
41. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Okay, here's something that I'm almost embarrassed to admit...I really only know who they are, but I have no idea what they sang. I frequently know entire songs word for word, but will have no idea who sang them. This is the situation with both of the above, so although I'm sure I actually know some of their songs, I don't know if I do for sure.....Lame I know.
42. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
England. I went there with the Oklahoma Youth Choir in 1995. I had a broken foot. It was definitely memorable!
43. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Does the ability to ramble for hours about nothing constitute a talent? No? Well, I can sing.
44. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
Out on the prairie. You know, Oklahoma is very rural. My mom went out to milk the cows, felt a slight twinge (I was number four you know) and had me in the barn next to the hay bales. Yep, me and Jesus, we were both born in a manger!
I'm kidding! I'm kidding! Sheesh, Mom, relax! I was born in a HOSPITAL in Beaver Oklahoma.
45. WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
As a blogger, I tend to have voyeuristic tendencies, so I need to know every detail of all of your lives. Thank you.
46. HOW DID YOU MEET YOUR SPOUSE/SIGNIFICANT OTHER?
Ummmmmm......That's an entire post for another day. Let's just say for brevity's sake (I'm sure you do have things to get done today and this is an incredibly LONG survey) that the first time we met I thought he was a loser, and he thought I was weird. At least one of us was wrong (me, obviously!)
So, there you have it. All of the things you needed to know about me, but didn't realize the complete void you had in your life until now. You can all rest in peace knowing that your lives are more complete. I'm here for you.