Wednesday, June 17, 2009

silly stuff + pic

Nicknames? DJ, Dot, Dottie, Hottie Dottie, Dorkathy, Dorotheatre, Dorfaletta, Smithy, Drama Mama

Where do you live? In a disgustingly small house (900 sg. feet) in Hanahan, SC

What's your age? Thirty (I think)

Hair color? Dirty blond

Eye color? Blue

Height? Five feet, six inches ( I measured just the other day)

Shoe size? Eight

Date of Birth? December 24, 1978

What's your star sign? Capricorn

Element? Earth

How many siblings? One, my little brother Carl

How many pets? Five - two dogs (Charlie & Pixie) and three cats (Luna, Enjouer & Bones)

Obsessions? Putting things (any thing and everything I can) in rainbow order; cleaning up & organizing anything that appears to be dirty & disorganized

Bad habits? Pulling out the hair behind my ears when I am nervous or thinking too hard; cleaning up & organizing anything that appears to be dirty & disorganized (including things that don't belong to me)

Phobias? Bad things happening to Wendy, being alone forever, loosing control

What makes you happy? Being with Wendy & Alex, doing theatre-related stuff (anything really), reading a really good book

What really irritates you? People who don't seem to care about anything

What makes you sad? Movies where animals get hurt or children are separated from their parents or both

What makes you angry? Cruelty

What makes you scared? Fighting with Alex, when depression rages out of control

Who is your best friend? Alex

Ever broken a bone? Big toe on my right foot, during rehearsals for Monica's "Bad to the Bone" dance in her senior recital

What's the best advice you've ever received? "Hey, let's just have fun."

What shoes do you own? Docs, sneakers, sandals, slippers, several pairs of heels in various colors, two pairs of knee-high boots, and various types of dance shoes (ballet slippers, toe shoes, tap shoes, jazz sneakers, dance sandals, etc.) - sorry there's a lot but I AM a girl...

What was the last CD you bought? Butch Walker's Mixtape

What was the last book you read? Staying Fat for Sarah Byrnes (it kicked ass)

Who was the last person you spoke to? Alex

What was the last thing you ate? Taco roll up

What was the last thing you drank? Water

What's the best thing you've ever bought? Probably my TV - I use it quite a lot and enjoy it just about every time I use it - I'd consider that quite a good investment

What's the worst thing you've ever bought? UM...I hate buying new foods at the store and then when I try them they turn out fucking disgusting - does that count?

What's the best thing you've ever been given? Artwork from my students - I love every single piece!

What's the worst thing you've ever been given? My mom gave me a potato-masher when I graduated college...

What are your future goals? Get my masters (maybe even my doctorate) so I can teach at a university, and move somewhere less stressful

Describe your bedroom? Seafoam walls decorated with 1-an awesome painting Sydney made for me 2-a truly lovely picture of our school stage that the drama club kids all signed for me 3-the masks Sydney made for Girl Meets Guy, white dresser (covered in photos of me & Alex), Alex's black drafting table (covered in artwork & tools), queen-sized bed, and two large and extremely overstuffed bookshelves

What's your most embarrassing moment? The time I spaced out during a performance of Tartuffe and completely (and very obviously) missed my cue

Who do you consider the most beautiful woman in the world? Wendy (she's a very little woman still, but she counts)

Who do you consider the most handsome man in the world? Alex

Favorite thing to do on a hot summers day? Go to the beach with Jenny

Favorite thing to do on a snowy winters day? Play outside then come inside, sit by a fire, and drink cocoa while reading a book

If you were granted 3 wishes, what would they be? 1-A long, healthy, happy, and fulfilling life for Wendy, 2-to someday have all my questions answered, 3-for all life on earth to live in a harmonious symbiosis now and for forever more

If you could go back in time to see or change something, when would it be and what would you do? I'll not go into details but it involves a poor decision on my father's part made about ten years ago and the repercussions of this choice were all entirely negative and are still affecting me & the people I love to this very day

What's the first thing you think about when you wake up? Wendy

What exactly were you doing on September 11th as the terrorist attacks were being carried out in America? Subbing for third graders, many of whom asked me if their parents were going to have to go to war

Have you ever been in love? Still am

Do you believe in the after-life? Yeppers, and it's gonna ROCK!

Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? As the mother of a precocious 10-year-old, hopefully teaching at a university somewhere less stressful

If you could choose your own death, how would you go? Something with a bit of a warning to it (so those who love & will miss me will have time to prepare a bit mentally & emotionally) and preferably something with little or no physical pain on my part

Would you ever consider having plastic surgery? NO FUCKING WAY

What's the funniest joke you've ever been told? Alex's joke about the duck going into the bar asking for grapes (I'd type it all out but it's quite long)

Do you have any regrets in life? Um, I suppose, but most of them contributed to who I am now

What advice would you give to a kid? Always believe in fairies

Any hidden talents? I'm afraid the things I think I am secretly quite good at would actually look ridiculously pale if ever brought out into the light

Is yours an 'innie' or 'outie'? Innie, which is good since outies kind of freak me out

Last job? Teacher

Current job? Teacher

Dream job? Teacher (at a university) - or director/actor/playwright/choreographer/company member in a professional theatre

Who is your hero? J.M Barrie

Describe yourself in 3 words: Unique, loud, dramatic

Favorite color? Blue, silver, opal

Favorite number? Used to be 2, now it's 3 (the reason should be obvious...)

Favorite animal? Ferrets - hilarious and fun

Favorite sport (to play)? Does acting count as a sport? How about tech work? Or dancing?

Favorite sport (to watch)? WWE wrestling - it's like stage combat meets improv meets soap operas about men in tights!

Favorite soap? Um...can I count WWE wrestling? (see above)

Favorite programs? Buffy, Angel, Doctor Who, Firefly, Dollhouse, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory, House, Bones, Burn Notice, Middleman, True Blood, Psych, So You Think You Can Dance, Project Runway, Top Chef, Shear Genius, Penn & Teller's Bullshit, and (as previously mentioned) WWE wrestling

Favorite radio station? I HATE the radio

Favorite movies? Oh God, here we go again...Breakfast Club, Fried Green Tomatoes, Big Fish, Sixteen Candles, Tank Girl, Amalie, Moulin Rouge, Strictly Ballroom, Saved, Labyrinth, The Princess Bride, The Dark Crystal, The Last Unicorn, ANY musical (except Oklahoma) and ANY Shakespeare movie

Favorite band? Me First and the Gimmme Gimmes (fav solo artist is Butch Walker)

Favorite song? Suddenly I See by KT Tunstall

Favorite room in the house? Bedroom - it's the most relaxing and it's where the books are

Favorite football team? Do people even still watch that game?

Favorite famous celeb/s? Kenneth Branaugh, Hillary Swank, Natalie Portman, David Tennant (there's more but I can't go on like this...)

Favorite board game? Cranium or Scene It

Favorite video game/s? Urbz or Viva Pinata

Favorite PC game? Never played one, but it would likely be the Sims, or so I'm told

Favorite food? Seafood

Favorite fast-food? Larry's Giant Subs...yum... (Justin knows what's up...)

Favorite drink? Espresso based coffees (lately I've been favoring the Coconut Mocha from Gloria Jean's)

Favorite magazine? Babytalk, Parents, American Baby, Parenting (do you sense a theme?)

Favorite place? With people I love

Favorite cartoon character? Daria (Man, I miss that show...)

Favourite day of the week? Thursday

Favorite day of the year? Christmas

Favorite season? They all have something lovely to offer, as well as being vitally important

Favorite car? One with A/C and a working stereo

Favorite shop? Gloria Jean's (coffee shop in Northwoods Mall)

Favorite holiday? Beltane

Favorite girls name? Wendy (duh, why would I name my child any girl's name that WASN'T my favorite?)

Favorite boys name? Skye

Favorite country? Like country music song? I guess the one about the chicken fried...

Favorite smell? Honeysuckle

Favorite sound? Laughter

Favorite accent? British as done by James Marsters (I'm getting all melty just thing about it...)

Coke or Pepsi? Water

Pen or Pencil? Blue ink pen, clicky pencil

Day or Night? Both have something lovely to offer, as well as being vitally important

Cat or Dog? As long as it's not "Bird" - Alex HATES birds...

T.V. or Radio? T.V. (I HATE the radio, remember?)

Brains or Beauty? Personality

Cup or Mug? Tea cup, coffee mug (extra large)

Tea or Coffee? Coffeecoffeecoffee

Gold or Silver? White gold (because it looks like silver)

Brush or Comb? Brush

City or Country? Depends on which city, and where the country is situated...

Red or White wine? Champagne

Early or Late nighter? Early during the school year, late during the summer

Early or Late riser? Early during the school year, late during the summer (all dependent on when Wendy wakes, of course)

Blonde or Brunette? Redhead!

Scary or Romantic movies? Romantic comedy is my preference

Board or Computer games? Board

Half full or Half empty? Drink it already!

Long nails or Short? I like mine to be long (it makes my hands slightly less god-awful looking) but then I pull my hair more frequently...

Happy and poor or Sad and rich? Happy and rich (DUH!)

Swimsuit or Bikini? NAKED!

Glasses or Contacts? I prefer my contacts, but I wear my glasses from time to time

Salt and Vinegar or Cheese and Onion? As long as there's no pepper or mustard involved...

Flowers or Chocolates? Both, plus jewelry (totally kidding - actually the correct answer is BOOKS)

Love or Money? All you need is love, but I also have grown fond of eating over the years, so it's a toss up...

Hugs or Kisses? Both

What are you wearing? PJ's

What's the latest news? Flowertown is taking forever to post the cast list for Sweet Charity

What's the weather like? Dark - it's like 1:00 AM

How do you feel? Tired-ish & hungry


Cried? Yesterday at the aquarium when I was reading an article about the Sea Turtle Hospital

Laughed? Yesterday at the aquarium when I watched Wendy try to catch the fish through the glass

Swore? I can't fucking remember!

Lied? I lie so often it's hard to keep track of them all...

Got drunk? About six years ago at a joint birthday party Mikey threw for Alex and me (Yeager Bombs are BAD for you, boys and girls...)

Read a newspaper? Um...probably when I worked at my little coffee kiosk back at ENMU

Read your horoscope? If I'm reading a magazine with a horoscope section I'll check mine out, but it's not really something I keep up with regularly

Had a bath/shower? Yesterday

Had a cold? Um, it's been awhile, I can't really recall

Smiled at someone? I smile at everyone I make eye contact with

Gave someone a cuddle? Cuddled Alex this morning when I got up, cuddled Wendy just a moment ago

Said, 'I love you'? Told Alex this morning when I got up, told Wendy just a moment ago


Who's the nicest? Sydney

Who's the funniest? Alex

Who's the most annoying? I can think of several...

Who's the best looking? Nadirah

Who's the weirdest? Bob

Who's the chattiest? Sami

Who's the quietest? I don't really associate with quiet people...

Who's the most outrageous? Rachel (in a good way)

Who's the shyest? I don't really associate with shy people either...

Who's the kindest? Nadirah

Who's the idiot? Me

Who's the friendliest? Keely

Who's the best? Wendy


What is a turn on? Sense of humor& empathy

What is a turn off? Antagonistic nature

What physical feature are you attracted to the most? Dimples

Best chat up line? I see you're reading Shakespeare, I happen to LOVE Shakespeare...

What's the most irritating thing about them? They can't seem to communicate with women EVER

Could you live without them? Um, no, you see, I don't know if anyone's ever explained this to you, but when a man and a woman love each other very much...

Describe your ideal partner? About 5' 11", skinny, rusty hair, brown eyes, plays guitar, has a bad back, and is named ALEX SMITH

What time is it now? 11:49 AM (I've been doing this on and off since yesterday - yay summer free time!)
Me & Wendy at the aquarium

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Cutest baby EVER!

We entered a photo of Wendy in Babytalk magazine's cover baby contest..
If she doesn't win then I say they must be communists... I mean, LOOK AT HER! She's the cutest baby EVER!
So far summer has been treating me pretty good - although I've only had summer for a weekend so far...but it was a NICE weekend. Restful. Joyous. Awesome. Anywho, I'm going to bugger off and get back to reading this kick ass book I've been reading (it's called The Hunger Games) because I only get in really solid stretches of reading when Wendy is asleep...
Love & cupcakes...