Thursday, June 21, 2007

tag...i'm it.

In honor of spending time with Jerry last night, I finally did the meme he tagged me with. What does meme mean anyway?

Jerry and I went to see Robert Earl Keen. He was fun (both Jerry and Robert Keen) and I really enjoyed the opening musician Hayes Carll. Hayes was funny and a great songwriter. I really needed all that after the torture of Ted Nugent the night before.

Here goes....

WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
I am named for both of my grandmothers. Nora Spitznogle died in 1951 when my papa was 15 years old. Leona Gremelspacher died when I was in college. I've always adored my first name and changed my middle name to Leona a few years ago to honor my wonderful Grandma Leona. I cannot imagine being called anything else.

WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Last Saturday while working at the Red Key. I heard some sad news while I was already stressed out.

DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
I do, I don't use it enough. I did like the way my signature looked when I had the honor of signing the check to pay off the mortgage for the Second Helpings building this month.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
The students made prime rib for lunch yesterday, does that count?

DO YOU HAVE KIDS?
No. I have a fabulous niece and nephew. Miss Molly will be 7 this Saturday -- and she is amazing. John is 4 1/2 and equally as fabulous.

IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Probably, I seem to have an embarrassing amount of friends.

DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT?
I wish I didn't, I try to keep it inside. It is really hard when you're waiting on people.
I generally have the conversation that is running in my head, and the filtered one that comes out of my mouth. Occasionally they meet.

DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS?
Yes.

WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
My fear of heights gets in the way of a lot of those who-in-their-right-mind-would-do-that activities.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL?
Granola. Mixed in with a sliced banana and yogurt.

DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Running shoes, yes, Chuck Taylor's, no.

DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG?
Freakishly so.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM?
Coffee. If it is scooped out of the carton with a thin mint Girl Scout cookie, all the better.

WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
Their handshake. Wet fish -- ugggh.

RED OR PINK?
Since St. Valentine's Day is my favorite holiday, the house explodes with both in February.

WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
I'm becoming more comfortable with my looks...

WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
Mr Krudy. He was 93 when he died. He would come to the coffeehouse every day and have an espresso. He fled Hungary with his wife and baby son in 1956 after the revolution. In Hungary he was an attorney. When he came to Indianapolis he worked as a painter to support his family. He retired as an Information Technologist from Dow Chemical. He raised a fine son and his grandchildren are amazing. When he died I had a flower arrangement made in his espresso cup. I keep a picture of Mr. Krudy and me wearing birthday hats I made for his 90th birthday on my fridge. He was a true gentleman.

WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING?
No pants (I'm wearing a dress) and black shoes.

WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
Kettle Corn from the Farmer's Market. It was my dinner, midnight snack and breakfast.

WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
The students moving tables and chairs, preparing for their graduation tomorrow.

IF YOU WHERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE?
Periwinkle.

FAVORITE SMELLS?
Popcorn. The air right before it rains. Baby heads.

WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
One of our board members.

FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
NCAA Basketball Tournament.

HAIR COLOR?
Dark brown (as far as you all know).

EYE COLOR?
Greenish Blue.

DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS?
No.

FAVORITE FOOD?
Popcorn.

SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy!

LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED?
Rock and Roll High School. I adore Jack Black.

WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING?
No shirt (dress -- reddish. It has a very 1940s look. One of the students said that I look like "an old lady", I reminded him that he did not graduate until tomorrow).

SUMMER OR WINTER?
Summer when it's summer and winter in the winter. I really like them both.

HUGS OR KISSES?
Hugs -- barely. I'm working on being more demonstrative.

FAVORITE DESSERT?
Can I say popcorn again?

MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
I'm not good at the whole "tag" thing. My niece and nephew did teach me to play potty tag...does that count?

LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND?
See above.

WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
Julie/Julia. A woman, Julie made all of the recipes in Julia Child's French cookbook. It's really fun.

WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
No mouse pad. It is built in to the iBook and my keyboard stand at work as a cool thing that slides out of the side.

WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON T.V. LAST NIGHT?
No T.V. last night -- concert with Jerry.

FAVORITE SOUND?
I'm going to quote my Dad on this one. He said his favorite sound is his children's laughter. I'd have to say hearing anyone laugh, especially Molly and John.

ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES?
Beatles, I think.

WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Germany.

DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
I hate to steal Jerry's talent, even though I do drive better in reverse than forward from years of backing wagons around the grain bin. I'd say my special talent is remembering names.

WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
St. Francis Hospital, Beech Grove (suburb of Indianapolis).

WHOSE ANSWERS ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK?
I'll be surprised if anyone does this...

3 comments:

Jerry said...

Good job, Nora!

Rachel said...

Glad you had a fun night out with Jerry and getting some laughs and listening to music!

I enjoyed the meme!! I'm sure you don't really look like "an old lady" in that dress, but when I was a teenager I thought anyone much older than myself was OLD!! Then the older I get the younger everyone else looks! Geesh!

Cliff Morrow said...

I loved the post and am equally thrilled to see you and Jerry still talking after riding in a car together for so long.
Who made you cry and what's their name. Tell him I'm comin after him.
I had your favorite lunch meat for lunch today. I think it's how they get us to drive two hours to a board meeting.
No sarcasm?? Yeah Right!
Hehe...freakishly strong.
Being comfortable with yourself is what makes you so endearing to all of those friends. And us guys too.
Yeah I like the smell of Popcorn too. We have a new microwave and I love the smell when the smoke starts rolling and you don't have the nerve to open the bag for fear of giving it too much air.
I'll try to post something soon.