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June 30th, 2007 2 comments

1. One of your scars, how did you get it?
When I was younger, I jumped on an old armchair in our basement that unbeknownst to me at the time, had a nail sticking out of it. It went into my knee. Ouch!

2. What is on the walls in your room?
Other than the beautiful purple paint, not much. I do have some photos I took on one wall, and then the other has a few photos from our wedding.

3. Do you snore, grind your teeth, or talk in your sleep?
No, no, yes.

4. What type of music do you listen to?
I alternate between alternative and trance for the most part.

5. Do you know what time you were born?
I believe it was 6:58 am.

6. What do you want more than anything right now?
For my husband to get the job he applied for.

7. What do you miss?
When was younger and could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight.

8. What is your most prized possession?
The afghan my grandmother made.

9. How tall are you?
5’4″.

10. Do you get claustrophobic?
Yes.

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Scattergories Meme

May 19th, 2007 Comments off

Here’s a cute meme my cousin forwarded me:

Rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following…They must be real places, names, things. If you can’t think of anything, skip it.

Your Name: Nicole

1. Famous Singer: New Order
2. 4-letter word: Nice
3. Street name: North Ave.
4. Color: Neutral ;)
5. Gifts/presents: Notebook computer
6. Vehicle: Nissan Altima
7. Things in a Souvenir Shop:
8. Boy Name: Nick
9. Girl Name: Noelle
10. Movie Title: Never Been Kissed
11. Drink:
12. Occupation: Nurse
13. Flower:
14. Celebrity: Nicholson, Jack
15. Magazine: Newsweek
16. US City: Nashville
17. Pro Sports Teams: New York Giants
18. Something found in a kitchen: Nut cracker
19. Reason for Being Late: Never get ready in time
21. Things You Shout: Never again!
22. Cartoon character:
23. Animal: Newt
24: Favorite Thing to Do: Not telling you ;)
25: Food: Nuts

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Interviewed

April 17th, 2007 3 comments

Well you’ve seen this all over the blogosphere by now, haven’t you? And I’m jumping on the bandwagon. I asked, and he delivered. Here is my interview, courtesy of Kevin.

1. So what’s the deal with “Sleepy Froggie” and why don’t we really see it anywhere other than in your URL?

Well it was never meant to be a theme site, just a domain where I could hang my hat. I wanted a URL I knew I wouldn’t tire of; something that was cute, unique and meant something to me. So I chose my nickname for Joe: sleepyfroggie. It was born out of his physique (torso wider than his hips/legs, similar to a frog) and the fact that when we first started dating he was always falling asleep on me. So he became my sleepyfroggie. It was only natural to choose that as a domain name since he used to have a blog here as well.

2. Take this opportunity to predict the season finale of 24. What will happen?

Hmmm. That’s a tough one. I want to say Jack will end up sacrificing himself for Audrey, because I’m having a tough time seeing his character go through another horrific day. But on the other hand, that would be suicide to the series, so I don’t know. I’m having a rough time with this because this season hasn’t been up to par until last week’s episode. It’s really heating up, only supporting my theory that you don’t need a catastrophic explosion to make a show exciting. All this sneaking around and Jack going dark is much more enjoyable to me than worrying whether the U.S. is going to be blown to smithereens.

3. How did you get into blogging?

It was probably born out of boredom because it started in March 1998 when I was between jobs. I had just moved out of my parents’ house into an apartment with my ex. He got me set up with an account at Enteract, now known as RCN. I started messing around with web design from there.

At first I was more interested in building a Cure fan site, which was called Cold Colours, if anyone remembers it. It was actually fairly popular, but as I slowly added more personal content, I felt I should build a separate site for that stuff. On my site I started posting rants, and from there it grew into a journal that I manually updated until Greymatter came along. From there I used Moveable Type, and now WordPress. So yea, I’ve been blogging for nine years without much interruption. Probably the longest dry spell was right after I broke up with the ex and was staying out too late to bother getting online to write.

Oh and any of those other Cold Colours sites you see now are not mine. I took that site down years ago. The ex wanted to keep it to maintain but I said no because I had worked hard on it and it was mine, including mine to destroy. ;)

4. If you could afford to live in any of Chicago’s burbs, which would it be and why? Money is not a concern.

Probably Wheaton, which I live nearby. It’s got big houses, tree-lines streets (which I adore), and a cute downtown area. It’s also home to Cosley Zoo, which is really nice. The whole town just has a very calming feel to it and it seems like an ideal suburb if I must stick to the Chicago area. Ideally, I’ll be moving out of state in several years, most likely before the 2016 Olympics, should our fair city be chosen.

5. You’re on your dream vacation. All of a sudden, your camera craps out. Do you chalk it off and enjoy the rest of your vacation cameraless or do you make a beeline to the nearest store and buy a new one, cost be damned?

That’s a tough one. I know I couldn’t stand the thought of buying a brand new camera without endless hours of prior research, so I’d probably buy a disposable. That way I could capture things here and there and still enjoy myself. But honestly, this scenario would never play out in real life since we typically bring three cameras with us on vacation (Joe’s, my 20D, and my Powershot).

Now it’s your turn. Do you want to be interviewed by me?

If you are interested, just follow the instructions below.

1. Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me!”
2. I will respond by e-mailing you five questions. I get to pick them, and you have to answer them all.
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.
5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.

You know, it’s right about this point I’m glad I don’t have a lot of readers because I’m worried I won’t come up with any interesting questions, but don’t let that stop you from requesting an interview! I will do my best to make it fun for you.

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Kitchen Meme

April 15th, 2007 Comments off

Seen here.

In the kitchen with… me!

Variety is the spice of life.
In my cupboard, I have this many spices: Probably 25-40.
Rack or no rack? I have a spice rack on the counter for the spices I use most often. The rest are in the pantry.
Alphabetize? Only the ones in the rack.
Which spice do you use most often? Salt and pepper aside: red pepper flakes.
Which recipe? Rachel Ray’s spaghetti and meatballs.

It’s like the pot calling the kettle black.
Coffee or tea? Well, I like Lipton’s ice tea mix because it doesn’t really taste like tea to me. But I also like the coffee Joe gets when we go to Target on Sundays.
Do you make coffee at home? Nope. We have a coffee maker, but it’s only used on the rarest of occasions like when Joe’s parents visit.
If you make tea, loose or in bags? Only the Lipton kool-aid-like tea.
How many kinds of tea do you have? One. :)

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.
I use my stovetop: Nearly every day.
I use my oven: A few times per week.

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?
Soy or cow? Cow all the way!
Skim or whole? Skim.
How many gallons a week? One.

Three items in my freezer (right now):
1. Ice cream
2. Chicken kievs
3. Various fried items (french fries, onion rings, tator tots)

Three things in my fridge (right now):
1. Ground beef
2. Pepsi, and lots of it
3. Leftover birthday cake and a lone cupcake

Item I am most chagrined about: All the barbecue sauces taking up space on the door shelf that we never use.

Item I bet no one else has: as much shredded cheese as we do!

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Friday Fill-in #15

April 6th, 2007 Comments off

Friday Fill-in #15 – Easter

1. My favorite thing in an Easter basket is chocolate!
2. Easter means candy and bunnies to me.
3. The best part of the chocolate Easter bunny is the ears.
4. My memories of Easter as a child include dyeing eggs and eating rye bread with the butter lamb.
5. Red jelly beans are the ones I eat first.
6. I like green grass in my Easter basket!
7. On Easter, I’ll be hiding plastic eggs for the kiddies.

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