Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the crooked tagger

so my lovely and hilarious blogging friend leslie...aka the crooked stamper...tagged me last week. i don't *always* do tags, but this was one i hadn't seen before and some of the questions were really interesting, so i decided to play!

first the rules (not that i will necessarily *follow* them!):

Step 1: respond and rework—answer the questions on your own blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your own invention, add one more question of your own.
(lauren sez: ok, fine, i can do that!)

Step 2: tag—eight other un-tagged people

(lauren sez: yeah...i'll probably cheat on this one!)


and now the tag questions:

What are you wearing now?
work clothes (jeans, tank top, cute hoodie)

What’s the last thing you read/are currently reading?
dictation: a quartet by cynthia ozick (for reading group) and art journaling by somerset studio; both are excellent in completely different ways

Do you nap a lot?
hardly ever

Who was the last person you hugged?
lovely husband jeff...who, in addition to his many other talents, is an EXCELLENT hugger!

What’s your current obsession/addiction?
well paper, obviously, and makin' stuff out of it...also i have eaten a pack of these every single day for about the last month...and at the moment, if NCIS is on, i am probably watching it...there are more, but i'll stop now...

What was the last thing you said aloud?
a very very naughty word indeed; directed at my currently slow as something-slower-than-molasses-in-the-arctic internet browser

What websites do you always visit when you go online?
hotmail, caardvarks, i can has cheezburger, i has a hotdog

What was the last thing you bought?
toilet bowl cleaner and drain-clearing stuff (just one of my many glamourous duties at work!)

What are you listening to right now?
i-pod on shuffle; current song: life of riley by the lightning seeds

If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I would love to be able to lose weight without exercising or counting calories. (lauren's note: i have stolen this answer, verbatim, from leslie; if there is a better super-power anywhere, i have not heard it!!!)

What is your favorite weather, and why?
warm, but not hot. breezy, but not windy. sunny, but with a few pretty clouds in the sky for decoration. if all of this were to align in the vicinity of a much the better...

What time do you usually get up?
7:40 am...whether i need to or not, at this point (sigh)

What is your most challenging goal right now?
i'd say "losing weight" if i was actually WORKING at that; for the moment is more like a *WISH*! (see the third question above this)

Say something to the person who tagged you:
hi leslie! hope the kitty is ok! any good word veri's lately??

If you could have a house – totally paid for, fully furnished – anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be?
a *free* house???!? DUDE!!! it can be any-frickin-where they want!

Favorite vacation spot?
i like to go somewhere different every time. ideally, i'd like to travel MUCH MORE than we do. i'm quite fond of beaches, generally, though...

Biggest decision every day is:
ugh. what to wear. yeah, i know, i wear jeans and a black top every day, but which jeans? and what top? and do they need to be ironed?? and is that a SPOT on my brand new cardigan??!

What is your favorite item of clothing?
do pajamas count??

What is your favorite outdoor activity?
we like to ride our bikes on the canal towpath near lambertville; in the nice weather i will walk 2-3 miles near our house instead of the treadmill at the gym; playing with the nieces is always fun; if it's a nice day & i'm outside, everything else is gravy!

Name one thing you just can’t resist no matter how bad it is for you:
ice cream. or chocolate. sweets, generally, i suppose.

Favorite pair of shoes you keep going back to over and over, even though your closet is overflowing with a zillion others:
my closet isn't actually overflowing with a zillion pairs of shoes, actually; i have 3 or 4 pairs of reeboks, though, and they are the most common thing to find on my feet

Name one thing you cannot live without:
♥lovely husband jeff♥

What time is bed time?
ideally i try to lie down around 10pm; i need to read for an hour or so before i fall asleep

My added question:
which picture of daniel craig is currently your favorite?

this one:


finally, the tagging:

rather than picking eight individuals, i'm going to do categories. therefore, i hereby tag everyone reading this who is:

1. wearing orange (yes, underwear counts!)

2. playing hooky today (well've got time then, right?!)

3. over six foot tall (so AMY is safe, then!)

4. currently eating a chocolate biscuit (b/c i am JEALOUS!)

5. belgian (either by birth, inclination, or geography)

6. in the mood to be tagged (hey--dig in!)

7. smoking a cigarette right now (see--those things have ALLLLLLL kinds of negative side effects!!!)

8. employed as a spy or clandestine operative of any kind (in which case, you probably *shouldn't* link back, lest it blow your cover!)


right. i think my work here is done.

happy wednesday, darlings!!!


  1. whoa, whoa, whoa....what did you say, I was checking out YOUR lovely Daniel Craig...oy vey...not any guy can wear that kind of swimwear...take it from me, I was just on a cruise and well, let's say I think some guys "think" they look like mr. craig and I gotta say...what are they smokin'? Okay, I spied a vertically challenged slam...LMAO..loved reading your answers and I keep working on that super power but it doesn't seemed to have kicked in..sigh. Have a super day Lauren!!!!!♥♥♥

  2. Love your sharing more info about you with your witty answers! Thanks for the Wednesday cheer! debb

  3. Too funny! And oh, yeah, baby, pj's DEFINITELY count! And what a cool way to END your tagging episode without being lame, as I usually am, and just "not gonna do it". Thanks for playing!

  4. LOL! OK, next time I'm tagged I'm totally stealing your "I hereby tag everyone reading this who is:" list!

    (-: Heidi

    PS. Thanks for the Daniel pic...THAT definitely put a little smile on my face!

  5. Luckily Leslie already tagged me for this so I don't have to reveal my clandestine activities...LOL!
    I've been meaning to get to this and you have not only made me laugh (alot), but have also inspired me to answer the questions...TODAY!!! Which is probably a good thing as I don't think I have anything else cool to post about...pmsl!


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