Tuesday, April 14, 2009

32 more ways to kill time when you actually have work to do

Re-purposed from Tym:

1. Do you like blue cheese?
Not particularly. Maybe a little in a burger, but definitely not in salad dressing. And I can't have it now, anyway.

2. Have you ever smoked?
Nope.

3. Do you own a gun?
No, and I never will.

4. What flavor Kool-Aid was your favorite?
Actually, even after 6 years here and 2 years of teaching preschool, I don't think I've ever had Kool-Aid. Doesn't it turn your tongue blue?

5. Do you get nervous before doctor appointments?
Depends on what I'm going in for.

6. What do you think of hot dogs?
Yumm! And especially if it's a soft, steaming hot bun and a grilled all-beef frank that has that satisfying snap to it :)

7. Favourite Christmas movie?
Love Actually. Hands down. Like "I-know-the-lines-by-heart-stop-all-I'm-doing-and-watch-it-whenever-it's-on-TV" hands down.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Black coffee, when I still could. Preferably caffeinated and dark roasted. Like a kopi-O or Starbucks' Pike Place brew.

9. Can you do push-ups?
Not since I stopped power yoga.

10. What's your favorite piece of jewellery?
My wedding band. Because it fits into Jude's. They have our wedding date in Roman numerals engraved across when they're together such that when you take them apart, it looks like imperfections on the edges of our rings. It only makes sense when you put them together. I'll always love what that means :) Our wedding bands were the one thing we didn't mind spending a little more on when we got married.

11. Favourite hobby?
Do people above the age of 12 actually still use that word?

12. Do you have A.D.D.?
If I do, that would explain a lot.

13. What's one trait you dislike about yourself?
Procrastination.

14. Middle names?
Siew Wan. It's my Chinese name and my late grandma gave it to me. She said I was named after a Chinese empress. Apparently. Jude thinks I was just named after a bowl (phonetically, wan sounds like "bowl" in Mandarin).

15. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment.
I'm cold.
I need more water.
This is taking longer than I expected.

16. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink.
For the past few months, water, sweetened soy bean milk, and decaf coffee (yes, I gave in. Actually, Costco's line of decaf coffee packs all the punch of regular dark-roasted coffee without the caffeine. Even Jude couldn't really tell the difference)

17. Current worry?
Not being able to wake up for tomorrow's 8.15 presentation.

18. Current hate right now?
That I can't eat raw sushi. Although like Tym says, hate is such a strong word...

19. Favourite place to be?
Anywhere with the people I love- it could be the couch watching TV with Jude or back in Singapore at Tiong Bahru Market shopping with the family.

20. How did you bring in the new year?
At our friend's place with champagne & sushi, and watching the CNN telecast of the celebration at Times Square. The next day, we found out we were pregnant :)

21. Where would you like to go?
Like specifically? The store, the Hatcher library, and my office to grab some notes that I forgot. Or in general? Montreal (for bagels, museums, and festivals- not necessarily in that order), Memphis (because Jude wants to check out the music there), Ireland, Italy, Spain...

22. Name three people who will complete this.
Terri, maybe? Jill? Not Jude for sure.

23. Do you own slippers?
Do my Birkenstock thong sandals count?

24 What shirt are you wearing?
A black Gap maternity tee.

25. Do you like sleeping on satin sheets?
I wouldn't know.

26. Can you whistle?
Terribly.

27. Favourite colour?
Green or lavender depending on my mood. Sometimes orange too.

28. Would you be a pirate?
No.

29. What songs do you sing in the shower?
None. It's really more of a functional experience.

30. Favourite girl's name?
Sophie.

31. Favorite boy's name?
Liam.

32. What's in your pocket right now?
A receipt for frozen yogurt at Pinkberry.

9 comments:

Tym said...

Isn't that list addictive? PS: I see we have #7 in common!

Dark Orpheus said...

I never knew your Chinese name. Now I do. :)

serene said...

@Tym: Jude doesn't understand why I love the movie so much but I adore it! If our child is ever going to be in a nativity play, I'm so going to make her a papier-mâché lobster outfit :)

@Stella: Hmm... I don't know yours either, come to think about it ;)

Tarja said...

so she is going to be Sophie :D

Syl (previously known as Shib) said...

I was going to ask if Sophie is a contender for the baby girl's name?

serene said...

@Tarja and Sylvie: Maybe... ;)

Dark Orpheus said...

How about Neko for the baby's name? :D

Sorry, on a spin of madness.

Dot said...

I love the last scene of the movie...ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU!

I just heard a mom naming her daughter Frankie, so maybe Liam can be a contender too.

serene said...

@Dark Orpheus: I won't be surprised if that momentarily passed through Jude's mind... ;)

@Dot: I will *never* get sick of Love Actually! As for Liam, we came to the conclusion that it just can't go with the last name Yew, girl or boy. For one, it's going to get butchered in Singapore (it'll probably be pronounced mono-syllabically, e.g. "sticky" in Hokkien); and two, with a surname like Yew-- which sounds like "oily" in Hokkien-- it's a disastrous combination!