This morning I received one of those “Tell your friends lots of secret things about you” e-mails from Jann. As I’m still unallocated at work and bored out of my mind, I decided to answer via my weblog. It’s similar to other memes I’ve seen, but some of the questions are different. Feel free to play along if you want.

  1. What time is it? 2:01 pm, London time
  2. Name as it appears on your birth certificate: Kristine Michelle Howard
  3. Nickname(s): Kristy, Kris, Howie, Pants, w-g
  4. Parents names: Ron and Susie (yes, my dad’s name is “Ron Howard“)
  5. Number of candles that appeared on your last birthday cake: 24
  6. Date that you regularly blow them out? March 15th
  7. Pets: None currently, but we had a black pomeranian named Dale when I was growing up that I loved
  8. Eye color: Brown
  9. Hair color: Currently fire-engine red
  10. Piercing: One in left ear, two in right, one (formerly) in navel
  11. How much do you love your job? I guess I like it a lot compared to other things I could be doing (for less money with more effort), but it’s still not the kind of thing I’d like to be doing forever. I think my dream job is one where I get paid to work on web-goddess and Roald Dahl
  12. Favorite colour: Blue
  13. Hometown: I was born in Hicksville, Ohio, but I grew up all over northeastern Indiana. I guess I’d probably say Lagrange, which is where I went to high school.
  14. Current Residence: London, England, but looking to migrate Down Under ASAP
  15. Favourite food: Traditionally I’d say my Aunt Berb’s chicken and dumplings, but at this moment I’d give my right arm for a chicken Gordita Supreme
  16. Been to Africa? Nope
  17. Been toilet papering? Like I said, I grew up in Indiana. Going “teepeeing” is a universal rite of passage. In fact, I helped teepee somebody’s dorm room during freshman orientation week at college. THAT was fun.
  18. Loved somebody so much it made you cry? Since the question confuses me, I’m gonna have to say ‘no’.
  19. Been in a car accident? I rear-ended a Corvette. And once when I went to pick up my brother at baseball practice, I ran over a log and got my car stuck and had to be rescued by some construction workers.
  20. Sprite or 7UP? Sprite is the lesser of two evils.
  21. Favorite Movie: Too many to name, but I will say that my tape of the BBC miniseries “Pride & Prejudice” is starting to wear out
  22. Favorite Holiday: In the American “national holiday” sense of the word, Christmas. In the British “vacation” sense of the word, any and every trip I’ve ever taken to Cedar Point.
  23. Favorite day of the week: Friday (after 6:30 pm)
  24. Favorite word or phrase: I say “You’re terrible, Muriel” a lot. Snookums and I also have this habit we picked up from Cartman where we say -ty words as -tah, so we say “authori-TAH” and “securi-TAH” a lot.
  25. Favorite Toothpaste: Whatever’s cheapest.
  26. Favorite Restaurant: In London, probably Wagamama’s. At home, probably Chili’s or Taco Bell. (I have very pedestrian tastes.)
  27. Favorite Flowers: Sun flowers and gerbera daisies.
  28. Favorite Drink: Non-alcoholic is definitely Mountain Dew. Alcoholic is a tossup between lager, gin & tonic, and the cheap chardonnay the Indian delivery guy brings us for free.
  29. Favorite sport to watch: Notre Dame home football
  30. Preferred type of ice cream: Ben & Jerry’s “Chubby Hubby”
  31. Favorite Sesame Street Character: Snuffleupagus
  32. Disney or Warner Bros: Disney, of course
  33. When was your last hospital visit? Two weeks ago. I got an injection in my bum for probably the first time in twenty years. Very nostalgic, that.
  34. What colour is your bedroom carpet? Blue, I think
  35. How many times did you fail your drivers test? None! And since I got an ‘A’ in Driver’s Ed., I didn’t even have to take the written part. (Thank God, because I can’t parallel park to save my life.)
  36. Who is the last person you got email from before this? Some kid who visited my Dahl site
  37. Have you ever been convicted of a crime? Nope.
  38. Which single store would you choose to max out your credit cards: Seriously, Sam’s Club. Every time I’m there I just wish I had more to spend on discount books, cases of Snapple, and 40 pound bags of frozen burritos.
  39. What do you do most often when you are bored? Surf the net
  40. Name the person that you are friends with that lives the farthest? Probably my college roommate Eileen, who’s currently working in Nicaragua for the Peace Corps
  41. Most annoying thing people ask me: “Can you send me all the information about Roald Dahl? I have to write a paper.”
  42. Bedtime: Around midnight usually
  43. Favorite all time TV show: In terms of how long I’ve been watching it, probably Days of Our Lives
  44. Last person you went out to dinner with: Snookums and my sister last night
  45. Last Movie you saw: “Planet of the Apes”
  46. Time when you finished: 2:26 pm

That made me hungry. Time for lunch!


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  1. Ha ha ha!! My Berbie is coming to visit this weekend (I’m driving her and Linda to the airport), so my chances of dumplings just tripled. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

    And I’ll hook you up at Sam’s Club

  2. Oh yes, I am the deveeeeeeeel.

  3. Dumpliiiiinnnnngggggssss… I can taste them now. Damn you.

  4. Im hurt I thought your favorite movie was “The Towering Inferno” Nobody is cooler than McQueen.

  5. Very true. But I haven’t seen it in forever because nobody else will watch the DVD with me! The world is blind to the cinematic greatness of that film.

  6. The world has seen enough Towering Inferno now. Let’s be honest, in this case, real life was far more spectacular than film. A tragedy almost as bad as the film itself…

  7. Yeah, I thought about that after I posted that comment. But to be honest, isn’t part of the message of the Towering Inferno that building giant deathtraps is a bad thing? Sure, it’s got OJ Simpson in it, but that doesn’t diminish the conclusion.

  8. Favourite movie! Nowhere was Star Wars mentioned! What heppened there? …… Or does is transend favourite movie type questions?

  9. Exactly. Besides, it isn’t a “movie” so much as a “culture”. 🙂

  10. So is this statement a paradox? Star Wars is the best movie ever but ESP is the best Star Wars movie?

  11. Well, the problem is one of semantics. What exactly are you referring to by the first “Star Wars” in that statement? Do you mean the first movie (as in, the first to be released, aka. episode 4, aka A New Hope)? Or do you mean something larger, a sort of “catch-all” for the whole SW culture of fandom? I tend to use it in the latter sense. I think you have to, because it’s grown to encompass so much more than just the movies. I mean obviously there’s the merchandising side of it, but there’s also books and conventions and fan fiction and flash animations and do-it-yourself-StormTrooper-costumes… and all sorts of stuff. I like all of this. It’s a whole culture. So in that sense, I think your statement works. 🙂

  12. Kristine
    I came across your website when searching for “injections in the bum” – i just have an extreme phobia about it which i am trying to get over through exposure – but i wondered exactly why you had this and what happened when it was given?

  13. It was just a hormone injection (female stuff). I get ’em every three months. Lasts about a hundredth of a second and doesn’t even hurt. I prefer bum to arm anyway, because I don’t have to watch. I don’t have a lot of problems with needles. I’ve even donated blood a few times. I just can’t watch it go in.

  14. i have to watch the needle go in when i donate so i know when to tense up! 😉

  15. I hate it and even avoid going to the doctors on the off-chance i may have to have an injection (even when it isn’t remotely likely). Having to do it every 3 months sounds awful. I can sometimes feel faint just thinking about it.

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