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Monday, September 23, 2002

El Loco Monday

Okay. Just one more.

PromoGuy's Monday Mission 2.38

1. When I was young, my Mom would always drink a cold Dr. Pepper in the morning. Me, I can go either way. I like a Cold Frappucchino in the Summer months and switch to warm Mocha Espresso in the Fall. Do you like to drink warm beverages in the morning or do you prefer yours cold? Cold, with lots of ice, all year round.

2. Have you ever been so upset with someone that you wanted to get revenge? What did you do? Or if you didn't, what would you like to have done? No. I don't do revenge. Also, I've see how revenge can backfire in a big way. If a situation can't be worked out by reasonable means, my advice is to just forget it.

3. Sometimes I can look back at my past and see so many things that I was too naive to take advantage of. A time where I could have moved ahead in my career if only I'd chosen to move, the High School girlfriend who said she would do anything if I just asked, and so on. Looking back, are there any opportunities you missed out on that you can see now but didn't realize then? Too many to count. I don't even know where to begin. So, I'll just leave it at that.

4. Today I tried on my black slacks, and they are just a skosh too tight (yeah it's a real word, look it up). Of course, I wore them anyway. Are there any clothes you refuse to throw away even though they don't (and never will) fit? Why do you keep them? I usually wear something until it wears out, then I toss it.

5. Although my speech classes eliminated most if it, I still have a little Okie accent left. I say "Git" instead of "Get" and "Collar" instead of "Color." Do you have an accent? Are there any phrases or words you say that tip folks that "you aren't from around these parts?" I always though I had a perfect Midwestern accent, like what Tom Brokaw would sound like if he was female. But, when I lived in Chicago, people thought I talked like a hillbilly. And, when I lived in Michigan, people often asked me if I was from Louisiana.

6. Speaking of phrases, it really drives me nuts when folks say "very unique" (Unique has no degrees, it is either unique or it isn't) or "irregardless" (not a real word). Are there any words folks misspell or incorrect uses of words that simply drive you insane? No. These kinds of things don't hang me up. And, while we're on the subject, I should go on record as being fluent in typo in all ways and always.

7. I am guilty of using pet names a bit too often, like "honey," "babe," and "sweetie." However, currently, no one uses any pet names on me (and I think I'd like one). Are there any pet names that you like to be called? Any you don't? Do you (or did you) have any pet names for your partner? Hmm, you got me there darlin'. I do cringe a little when another woman calls me "hon" or "babe" or "sweetie," especially if it's someone who doesn't know me.

BONUS: Why you so fly? Could you rephrase the question, please?

Posted by Marie at September 23, 2002 11:10 PM