The folks at Sunday Stealing rip off a meme from another blogger each Sunday. They give full credit and a link back to that author’s site, of course — and invite everyone to play along.
This week, “The McDanger Meme” comes from Baino’s Banter.
The McDanger Meme
What are your nicknames?
I only have one main nickname: Moi. It is illogical, but it has stuck for more than 23 years. When we were dating, I did my Miss Piggy impression for BigBob: “Moi?” He started calling me “Moi” and no matter how many times I tried to explain to him that he was calling me “me,” he would not be dissuaded. My wedding ring has an inscription that totally confused and befuddled the jeweler.
A former colleague used to call me “Brainy Janie” because I referred to him as “Cello Boy,” given that he picked up a degree in music with cello as his major instrument before going on to law school.
What TV gameshow or reality show would you like to be on?
None. I watch a couple, but would never be a contestant.
What was the first movie you bought in VHS or DVD?
I actually remember. The first videotape I ever owned was Heaven Can Wait starring Warren Beatty which is still one of my favorite movies. And my kids will never let me forget that the first DVD I ever purchased was Neil Diamond’s only acting gig: The Jazz Singer.
What is your favorite scent?
An ocean breeze.
If you had one million dollars to spend only on yourself, what would you spend it on?
A new, custom-designed house with a music room, plus a backyard the size of a small community park complete with a pool, spa, and exercise room.
What is one place you’ve visited, can’t forget and want to go back to?
Do you trust easily?
I don’t trust anyone. Occupational hazard.
Do you generally think before you act, or act before you think?
My response is different today than it would have been 20 or 30 years ago. With age, you learn to think before you act having learned the value of restraint the hard way on numerous occasions.
Is there anything that has made you unhappy these days?
I am extremely unhappy and deeply saddened by the Californians — most of whom appear to call themselves Christians — who are promoting or supporting Proposition 8, using their personal beliefs and interpretation of the Bible as an excuse for promoting the denial of civil rights to other persons. Their behavior is shameful, unconscionable, and leaves me feeling embarrassed to be associated with such self-proclaimed believers.
Marriage is a civil contract and I am totally baffled by the mindset of any heterosexual person who ascribes to the theory that allowing same-gender marriage has anything whatsoever to do with that individual’s opposite-gender marriage. It does not.
And to argue that same-gender marriages somehow threaten or undermine traditional marriages is, in my opinion, the height of bigotry and unadulterated ignorance of which I am completely and unabashedly intolerant.
Do you have a good body image?
What is your favorite fruit?
What websites do you visit daily?
The local newspaper and television station sites, along with Bloglines where I stay up to date with many different blogs.
What have you been seriously addicted to lately?
Mad Men. Since we lost The Sopranos, it is the best show on television.
What’s the last song that got stuck in your head?
I don’t remember, nor do I want to, lest it get stuck there again.
What is your favorite thing to wear?
An old nightshirt and my favorite fuzzy slippers.
Do you think Rice Krispies are yummy?
Only when transformed into Rice Krispies treats.
What would you do if you saw $100 lying on the ground?
Pick it up and see if anyone in the vicinity appears to be looking for it.
What items couldn’t you go without during the day?
My iPhone and my beautiful new Acer Aspire One netbook. I take it everywhere.
What should you be doing right now?
Working, practicing my flute or laundry none of which I can do from my hotel room here in San Diego. So all will wait until I get home late this afternoon.