Thursday, March 30, 2006

Me in a nutshell

Just a quick update about my dad. All his tissue samples taken during the bladder surgery came back negative so he is cancer free!! Yay! He is slowly healing and seems to be progressing well.

We had the outside of our house painted. We ended up agreeing on a color called Jubilee that is grey with a tinge of blue, with alabaster trim and a navy blue door. I loved how it turned out and all the neighbors love it. Now three other neighbors want our painter guy to paint their house too.

I'm writing a review but thought I'd better post something before then. I stole this from CindyS and Tara and KristieJ. These memes are a great way to get to know people, don't you think?

1. FIRST NAME? Renée

2. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? No, my mom just heard it somewhere. I always hated it growing up. I wanted to be a Debbie, Susie, or Laurie like all my friends. It was a 'weird' name and I hated being different. Now I like it because it is different.

3. WHEN DID YOU LAST CRY? Last night as I was finishing the last of In the Cold. Very touching near the end.

4. WHAT IS ON YOUR DESKTOP BACKGROUND? I use Webshots so it changes often. Today at work it is Tropical Plumeria. At home it's a picture of a kitten sleeping cuddled up under the floppy ear of some sleeping dog. Cute.

5. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCHMEAT? Pepper turkey from Safeway deli counter.

6. KIDS? Two. Boy 27 and girl 23. Yeah, I'm old.

7. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? Well, of course. I'm a great listener and will only talk your ear off occasionally. I can be very funny too sometimes.

8. DO YOU HAVE A JOURNAL ? Yup, this is it.

9. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? Yeah, I can't help it especially when I'm grumpy.

10. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? No, had them out at the age of 8 or 9.

11. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? Not for a penny less then 10 million bucks.

12. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? Hmm. Today's it's Kashi Go Lean Crunch.

13. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES? Yes, I try to tie them loosely to be able slip them off and on, but they won't stay on my feet.

14. DO YOU THINK YOU ARE STRONG? Most of the time, during family crises or when under stress. But I will occasionally fall apart during private moments.


16. SHOE SIZE? 6 - 1/2.

17. RED OR PINK? Pink. I don't wear red.

18. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? Procrastination. Also, I tend to talk too much with my friends until I remember to shut my mouth.


20. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? Brown cordoroy jeans and tan leather Naturalizers.

21. LAST THING YOU ATE? A Marionberry fat free muffin from Starbucks. Yum.

22. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? The guy in the office across from me who clears his throat every 10 seconds (I timed it with my stopwatch). I'm considering strangling him.

23 IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? Periwinkle blue. My new favorite color. Sort of blue with a tinge of purple. I painted one wall in my kitchen this color.

24. FAVORITE SMELL? Homemade bread baking in the oven. My MIL makes her own bread. Yummy.

25. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE? Brian, one of the BizDev guys at work, called me at home on my cell phone at 7:45am today because he was having trouble and needed my help. Another guy I want to strangle. I rushed into work to find he had figured out his problem. (yeah, he can't read directions!... sarcasm;) I'm just too sweet and polite at work, so they are not afraid of me.


27. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU? You mean the people I stole this from. Yes, I really like Cindy, Tara, Kristie and all my blogger friends.

28. FAVORITE DRINK? Non-fat sugar-free hazelnut latte from Starbuck's or Tully's.

29. FAVORITE SPORT? I don't think I have one. I like to play tennis but I haven't played in years.

30. HAIR COLOR? Real color - dirty blond. I had a foil color done at the salon last Saturday so now it's Light Natural Blond. Much better.

31. EYE COLOR? Blue with green flecks.

32. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? Yes, since I was sixteen.

33. FAVORITE FOOD? Barbecued hamburgers with all the fixings, with fresh corn-on-the-cob from the garden.

34. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDING? Happy! Name any scary movie (except Jaws) and I have not watched it. Hate them.

35. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? The new Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley.

36. COLOUR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? Cream colored turtleneck sweater.


38. HUGS OR KISSES? Kisses from Bob. Hugs from everyone else.

39. FAVORITE DESSERT? Any decadent chocolate dessert from Anthony's Homeport Restaurant.

40. WHAT BOOKS ARE YOU READING? Just finished In the Cold by Jeanie London (very good). Just started The Silver Rose by Susan Carroll.

41. WHAT'S ON YOUR MOUSE PAD? Plain black (at work).

42. WHAT DID YOU WATCH LAST NIGHT ON TV? The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

43. FAVORITE SOUNDS? Hmmmm. Baby giggles or a babbling brook. Can't decide.

44. ROLLING STONE OR BEATLES? Beatles. Mick Jagger is just too ugly.

45. THE FURTHEST YOU'VE BEEN FROM HOME? Disney World in Florida.

46. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? Musical. I have played in my church's Handbell Choir for the last 12 years. I'm pretty good too.

47. WHEN AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN? June 17th in Fargo, North Dakota.

48.WHY DID YOU ANSWER THIS SURVEY OF YOURSELF? Because I had nothing better to blog about today. I'm at work and just finished a test pass so I'm taking a breather.


Rosario said...

Yay about your dad! I'm so glad to hear the good news! :-D

Hah! I use webshots, too! And yeah, I'd probably bungee jump for 10 millon, too. But for thrills? No way.

CindyS said...

First - Happy dance for your father's continued good health!!

And then:

You mean there are such things as fat free muffins? Good Lord!!

Oh and you gave me grief over Cheerios and water?

The guy clearing his throat. Is he like that everyday because I would have stood up and yelled 'go see a bloody doctor before I send you to the ER' (yeah, I'm really just a cute kitty) We have a friend who snorts up his nose and coughs without covering his mouth. We know each other well enough now for me to crack him whenever he pulls it.

Hubby and I worked at the same place. He told me after we were married that I scared the beejeepers out of everyone.

I remember getting in one Friday morning all perky and ready to go at 8am and then getting a call at 8:02 to discovers that the order I was told would be shipped out was not on the truck. I think I actually roared. I tore out of the office (I may have thrown a few doors wide) to ask Lawrence (warehouse supervisor)how exactly he was going to get the stuff to my customer on that day (Friday). There was a lot of yelling about courier prices and stuff but I wasn't budging.

I get back to the cubicle area and I see no heads. I get to my desk and there is a Kit Kat (chocolate bar) sitting at the keyboard. I guess the guys were hoping it would calm me down ;)

4 hours later Lawrence comes in and says he is getting a special courier to drop off the stuff - would I at least talk to him now.


ReneeW said...

Rosario: Isn't webshots cool!

Cindy: That is a hysterically funny story. Sometimes I'd really like to roar at these guys, and hey you got chocolate out of the deal. Could you come over and deal with the clearing throat guy because it's driving me insane. Every 10 seconds, no exaggeration. Sorry about the grief. I'm a little shit sometimes. I have weird food habits too. Such as I like to dip my grilled cheese sandwich in ketchup. Do you have Starbucks there? I'm sure all of them have some kind of fat free muffin.

CindyS said...

Please, I dip everything in ketchup. I'm not sure how I would survive without it and there have been nights when I have gone to the fridge to discover no ketchup. Even Bob scrambles when that happens ;)

Can't eat eggs without ketchup, oh and Bob taught me that I could eat french toast with ketchup because I hate maple syrup.

The worse part about my job was I was the person who got yelled at on the phone. The warehouse guys would promise to get something on the truck for the next day and then I would get the call. I remember telling one of the shipping guys that he could call the customer and tell him why his stuff didn't make it on the truck. He replied, not my job. Yeah, I got ugly and I think Lawrence may have cried and he was 6'9 and a great guy but Good Grief, get your shit together.

Now you know why I don't have a job ;)


Kristie (J) said...

Great news about your dad!!
I'm loving reading everyones answers and getting to know more about them

Suisan said...

Us periwinkle blue girls need to stick together! ;)

ReneeW said...

Cindy: French toast with ketchup doesn't sound too bad but I love maple syrup. Working with the public sucks sometimes. My worst experiences at work came when I had to deal with irate customers, but thankfully I don't have to do that any more. I think you'd be good at a job where you are more creative.

Kristie: I know some people are tired of memes but I think they're fun.

Suisan: PB girls rock.

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